A public hearing was conducted on Thursday, Jul 15th, 2021 for informing citizens and soliciting public input, written or oral, regarding the Town of Empire Well & Water Treatment Improvements Project and Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). Rob Anderson, our engineer from JVA, presented the information and also left the large plan drawings for us to keep in Town Hall. The PER is a report detailing the project consisting of proposed well improvements including a new drilled well and treatment, and improvements to the current slow sand filtration system. Total project costs are estimated at $2.1 million. The report is being submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to qualify the Town of Empire for a State Revolving Fund Loan. Copies of the Preliminary Engineering Report are available for public review at Empire Town Hall or by clicking on the links below:
DO YOU HAVE CONSTRUCTION, PLUMBING, OR MECHANICAL KNOWLEDGE, KNOW HOW TO OPERATE EQUIPMENT, HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH COMMERCIAL CLEANING, HAVE A GREEN THUMB? AND ARE WILLING TO LEARN A FEW NEW SKILLS?
The Town of Empire has several opportunities for employment.
We are hiring Public Works employees, FT, PT, and Seasonal. Must have valid CO DL, agree to background check and drug testing. Must be able to perform physical labor.
ALSO HIRING PART-TIME OFFICE HELP: MUST BE PROFICIENT IN MS WORD AND EXCEL, COMFORTABLE DOING ONLINE RESEARCH, AND VERY DETAILED ORIENTED.
Still accepting applications for all positions. Employment application on website.
Please be advised that over the next several weeks, Graham Construction and CDOT will be hauling fill dirt to the Ball Placer which is the large pit area next to the Ball Fields. The Town has an ongoing agreement to bring in excess dirt from the I-70 project, and Graham Construction will be cleaning up the pit area and smoothing out the dirt that has been hauled in.
This operation to bring fill dirt into the Ball Placer is part of a larger ongoing project to cover the mine tailings with 5 feet of fill dirt across the entire Ball Placer area, which will allow the Town to develop the area in the future.
To avoid daytime traffic delays on I-70 and HWY 40, the hauling will take place from 7 pm to 4 am. For any questions or concerns, please contact Empire Police Chief John Stein.
For the health and safety of residents and employees, the Town of Empire Offices will be open by appointment only.
Please call or email for assistance.
The Town will be doing maintenance on water meters over the next few months, as some meters are not transmitting correctly. Our Public Works employees may need access to the sending unit that is attached to the meter. If your meter needs maintenance, we will contact you in advance to arrange a time that is convenient for you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Town of Empire is looking for Town Residents to fill Two Positions on the Board of Trustees. You must be a resident of the Town of Empire to apply. Please submit your letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org or Mail to:
Town of Empire,
Empire, Colorado 80438
The Town of Empire will continue to hold remote meetings as long as COVID19 is a threat. After the state of emergency is lifted, the Town will begin hybrid meetings where the Board of Trustees is present at Town Hall, but the public can attend and make comments remotely. Meeting times and access codes will be posted on this website, on the door of Town Hall and at the Post Office. Everyone is welcome to tune in.
*Planning Commission Regular Meeting ~ Wednesday Jul 28, 2021 6:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 857 2638 5463
The Agenda will be posted on the website, the door of Town Hall, and the Post Office Bulletin Board 24 hours prior to the meeting
The following Ordinance was amended and adopted on Second Reading at a Public Hearing at the Town of Empire Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021.
ORDINANCE 262: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF EMPIRE, COLORADO, AUTHORIZING THE SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWN OF EMPIRE AND GUANELLA PASS BREWING COMPANY IN ACCORDANCE WITH C.R.S. § 31-15-713.
Ordinance 262 will be published on Wednesday, July 28th in the Clear Creek Courant and will be effective 30 days from publication which is Friday August 27th, 2021.