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Two things to know from Windsor Town Board

Emily Wenger
ewenger@mywindsornow.com

1. Brush recycling fees increased

The Windsor Town Board approved a fee increase for users of the town's brush recycling plant at Monday night's board meeting.

The fee will more than double for commercial users in 2018, from $7 per cubic yard to $15.

A memo to the town board from Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department Director Eric Lucas recommended only increasing the fee for commercial users, but after discussion at the March 12 work session, the board chose to increase fees for residents as well, from $3 to $5.

The fees will go into effect April 1.

At the February work session, staff told the board the town's brush and recycling center will need to be moved soon due to the upcoming expansion of Diamond Valley Park, where it's currently located.

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The board discussed the option of closing the plant, or increasing all the fees because of the upcoming relocation, and because the site lost $26,661 in 2017, according to a memo to the board. Staff projected the site would lose $66,114 in 2018 if nothing changed.

Staff also determined Windsor's rates were lower for commercial users than most area brush sites, so the board decided raising the fees would be the best option to save the town money.

According to the memo, if commercial recycling stopped, the town would lose $30,604 in 2018. That's not expected, but staff anticipates some decrease in commercial recycling. The financial impact is uncertain.

2. Burger King coming to town

Millissa Berry, a senior planner with the town of Windsor Planning Department, presented a site plan to the town board Monday night for Burger King.

According to board packet materials, the restaurant is planned for the southwest corner of Main and 16th streets. The project narrative submitted to the board says the facility is designed to be a 24-hour business, with only the drive-up open from 11 p.m.-6 a.m. But whether or not the Windsor Burger King will be open 24 hours will be decided based on local demand.

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The Brush Recycling Site, 801 Diamond Valley Drive, which recently had a fee increase, is open from noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday from November-February. From March through October, the site is open 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, according to a news release from the town of Windsor.

The site accepts grass clippings, leaves, garden trimmings and branches under 18 inches in diameter. It does not accept sod, lumber, trash or branches more than 18 inches in diameter.

The new 2018 Brush Recycling Site Permits will be available April 1. For more information, go to windsorgov.com/brushrecycling or call 970-674-2400.

To view agendas and minutes for Windsor Town Board meetings, go to windsorgov.com/153/Agendas-and-Minutes, or to view past meetings and watch them live, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/TownOfWindsorCO.