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Three things to know from Windsor Town Board

Emily Wenger
ewenger@mywindsornow.com

The following are three things to know from the Windsor Town Board meeting and work session April 9.

1Event commemorating the 2008 tornado planned

The town of Windsor will hold a public safety and awareness event from 5-7 p.m. May 22 at Boardwalk Park to mark the tornado that hit Windsor May 22, 2008.

The public safety and awareness day will include many trucks from area public safety agencies for children to see, and more than 30 vendors, from a food truck to Colorado Mosquito Control.

"I wish I could be a kid again for a day. It sounds like so much fun," said Kelly Houghteling, assistant to the town manager for Windsor.

The Windsor Town Board asked staff to create an event in honor of the tornado that would also look to the future, Houghteling said. The EF3 tornado, with winds in excess of 165 mph, left a 39-mile-long path of destruction in Weld County and damaged hundreds of homes.

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But when officials and residents remember its aftermath, many focus on the efforts of the community to work together to rebuild.

In honor of the first-responders and other community members who helped with those rebuilding efforts, the board will also hold a commemoration event from 6-7 p.m. May 14 at Windsor Town Hall.

For more information, contact the town of Windsor at (970) 674-2400.

2 Board approves continuing discussion about new water treatment plant in Great West Industrial Park

The town board approved a plan to continue discussions with Broe Infrastructure about a water treatment plant at Great West Industrial Park.

The only part that is binding, said Ian McCargar, Windsor's town attorney, is a restriction that neither the town nor Broe will go to someone else about this project.

The possible plan is for Broe to finance and build the treatment plant, and the town to create a water authority to eventually buy the plant.

According to the agreement, another non-binding agreement with more specific terms will be negotiated by July 2, and the cost of water rights, development and other financial items will be finalized by the end of September.

If all goes according to plan, McCargar said construction on the water treatment plant would start in 2019 and be finished by 2021.

The plant would produce 1,300 acre-feet of water, which McCargar said will help the town as it continues to explore ways to increase its treated water sources.

3 Windsor Tree Board holding annual tree sale

The Windsor Tree Board will have trees for sale for Windsor residents until April 18, and the trees will be available for pick-up between 10 a.m. and noon at 190 N. 8th St.

Residents can purchase up to three trees for their property, according to a news release from the town.

The trees are species that do well in the town's arid climate, according to the release, and can help bring diversity to yards to help combat invasive bugs like emerald ash borer.

Tree order forms and descriptions of the tree species available can be picked up at the Windsor Community Recreation Center, where the orders must be completed and paid for by April 18.

For more information, go to bit.ly/2018WindsorTreeSale.