Record home permits and possible water rate increase; three things to know from Windsor’s town board meeting
October 1, 2016
Windsor's town board met for a work session and its regular meeting Monday night.
Here are three things to know about what happened:
1. record home permits
Windsor reached a new record of single-family detached residential home permits for the year so far.
Through August, 468 single-family home permits, eclipsing the previous January through August record set in 2000 and tied in 2005, said Windsor Chief Planner Carlin Barkeen.
The multi-family home permits also broke the standing January through August numbers, she told town board members during their regular meeting. Though August this year, Windsor issued 44 multi-family home permits, climbing above the January through August record of 42 set in 2005.
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2. water rate increase
Because of an increase in the price of water from one of Windsor's suppliers, the town board has started talking about a 1.35 percent water rate increase.
Windsor historically purchases about 30 percent of its water supply from the city of Greeley, Windsor's Director of Finance Dean Moyer said Monday night during the work session. In 2017, Windsor's cost of water from Greeley should go up about 4.5 percent, he said.
To account for the increase, Moyer said he wanted to take a possible ordinance to increase 2017 water rates to the town's water and sewer board in early October. If Windsor's water and sewer board approves the increase, then it would go before the town board for formal consideration later this year.
3. more money for Windsor
Colorado's Department of Transportation will pay Windsor more than twice as much as before for the town's maintenance services on state highways in town boundaries.
Windsor's town board approved the new agreement as a part of their bundled consent calendar.
The new deal — which pays Windsor $21,380.25 per year compared to $9,585 — pays out so much more because this fresh intergovernmental agreement bases the pay on lane miles instead of centerline miles, according to a memo from Public Works Director Terry Walker.