Dutch Bros is Offering Free Drinks Tomorrow at its Windsor Location!

fullsizerender13To celebrate its grand opening of the Windsor store, Dutch Bros is offering free 16 oz drinks to all all day long!

If you are in the neighborhood, swing by!  I’m sure it will be busy but what a great time to try Dutch Bros.

Address is:  901 Main Street.  It’s across from the Middle School.

Now the hard part:  choosing which one to get!

Tyler3Miler…

My girls and I ran the Tyler3Miler today around Windsor Lake at Boardwalk Park.  I did well.  I finished second female overall.  The band was out in full force, playing wonderful background music to cheer us on.  The race raised money for the band and scholarships for band members.  Always fun to run for a good cause, AND it was a gorgeous day for a race!

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Windsor’s New Town Manager is…

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Shane Hale.

The current town manager for Cortez, CO, Mr. Hale’s first day in Windsor is June 4th.

I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Hale and his wonderful family at the Meet the Finalists forum last week.  Windsor will be very lucky to have him, and I’m sure he will hit the ground running!

For the full announcement, visit the Town of Windsor’s posting HERE.

Welcome aboard and don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions.  We’re here to help you get settled and a part of this amazing community.

Windsor Advisory Boards and Commissions Appreciation Dinner

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The Town Board of Windsor utilizes many different Town Boards and Commissions to review projects, gather information, and make recommendations. These are all volunteer-based, which pulls from the community at large. This is an amazing opportunity for residents to lend their skills and talents to help their communities.

Once a year we all gather for a thank-you dinner. These are always fun to see one another, put names with faces, and recognize the time invested. Last night we gathered at the Embassy Suites in Loveland for a wonderful dinner and acknowledgments.

Our thank-you prize this year was a coffee tumbler with gift cards inside! I’m SO excited about this because 1) as you know I’m obsessed with coffee and 2) one of the gift cards was Starbucks!!! 3) the other gift card was to Mr. Yo’s Donuts so when I returned home and informed my kids of this, they were ecstatic!!

I would like to personally thank all of the volunteers on their respective boards. These are passionate people who donate their time and efforts to making Windsor an amazing community. It was so good to see everyone last night and learn a bit more about what everyone does.  Thank you for your service and see you at Starbucks!!

Town Manager Meet and Greet…

Image result for windsor coTonight the citizens of Windsor were invited to the Public Works Facility to hear from the final four candidates for Town Manager of Windsor.  The gentlemen were given about five minutes to tell us why they want the position and then were available for questions.  Afterwards, comment cards were provided where we could give feedback to the Town Board on who we thought would best fit the bill.

All are well qualified and have years of experience.  Any one I believe would be great planners for Windsor’s future.  Hence, in my opinion, what it comes down to is who will fit best with the Town and its citizens and who will have the heart to do what’s in the best interest of the Town and all of its challenges.  I definitely have my opinion (which I left on a card).

Thanks to all who came out tonight and gave feedback.  I’m sure the Town Board values your words and will work diligently when they interview the candidates tomorrow to determine the best fit.  This is an important position for Windsor at this crucial time in its history.  Like you, I’ll be excited to see who they choose and get this ball rolling!

Good luck, gentlemen!

Another Informative Saturday Morning with the Mayor…

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We kicked off Windsor’s monthly Coffee with the Mayor with announcements. This coming Monday is a meet and greet at 5:30 pm with the candidates for the Town Manager position at the Public Works Facility. There will be hors d’oeuvres served and the candidates will speak a bit about themselves and will answers questions as well.

Tuesday is the Town Board Candidates forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Recreation Center. This is from 6-8 pm.

The question and answer session began with complaints about truckers not stopping at stop signs. Police Chief Rick Klimek answered, saying the truckers are ticketed when seen by the police. The police department is also gearing up to add a traffic unit as well. Hardships of pedestrian crossings were addressed as well.

Baseball and sewer projects were mentioned. A question was asked on if the library was still moving forward on a new voter referendum. Ann Kling from the library said it’s under review. She also said Friends of the Library is reviving and having a meeting on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm for those interested.

A gentleman expressed concern of cell phone reception at his home. A new cell phone tower was approved two years ago with no movement so far on construction. Broadband is also being studied with action expected in the Fall.

Ballots for the election can be dropped off at Town Hall.

The roundabout slated for 392 & 257 near the cemetery will begin construction in April. The stores being built around that area are awaiting completion of this roundabout first. It should take 60-90 days turnaround.

Jacoby murder was mentioned. Charges should be forthcoming.

The mayor followed up from last month about air quality testing and if testing was being done for benzene, a volatile organic compound, which the mayor said benzene is tested for in air quality tests.

Again, water dominated the conversation. Windsor still needs water for the future. There will be a water awareness campaign starting and education around water use has helped. Water conservation kits are also still available. And you are allowed to have two barrels to collect water.

Roads were discussed. The mayor urged citizens to speak to any Weld County Commissioners for County Road 74 improvements.

The Town is looking to buy more land for senior housing.

A Burger King is coming next to Christian Brothers Automotive. Associates in Family Medicine is looking to open an urgent care facility here in Windsor.

Old trees were discussed in terms of removal and who’s responsible for removing them. The mayor suggesting pooling communities to offer lower cost tree removal as well since removing a huge trees costs thousands of dollars.

The mayor reminded everyone that summer break for the kiddos will be longer this year due to the school construction so to watch out for them. Another lady was wondering if there was a kid organization that offered spring clean ups for senior citizens.

Fun Fact: The City of Greeley owns Lake Loveland.

And that’s a wrap. I had to duck out early as on most of these because I coach on Saturdays at 9 am. However, these meetings on Saturday mornings are great opportunities to learn more about what’s happening in Windsor.  It’s a relaxed, informal atmosphere with coffee to boot!  Who could ask for more?  I hope to see you next month!!

Windsor’s Downtown Development Authority

Today was coffee at Toast Coffee & Wine with Matt Ashby, Director of Windsor’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Formed in 2011, the mission of the DDA is to attract more people to downtown Windsor, bring in more businesses, and help those businesses succeed and grow. They assist businesses with development, improvements, and are working hard on the Windsor Downtown Redevelopment Project which are three “backlots” the Town and the DDA own near Boardwalk Park that are vacant. The DDA works closely with the Town Board of Windsor as a partner in meeting Windsor’s Comprehensive Plan, which directs the priorities and direction of the Town of Windsor.

This redevelopment project will include a variety of destination commercial, office, and residential uses that will help advance the mission of the DDA to create a prosperous, vibrant, energetic, and clean town center. The project consists of three backlots between the railroad tracks and Ash Street. Brinkman Contractors was chosen as the main developer for this project.

The DDA is also heavily involved in the support of the Windsor Mill Revitalization. The DDA plans to assist the developer with rebuilding this historic and important site. Furthermore, the DDA is taken on a Wayfinding Plan, which will create and install signage directing visitors to key destination locations.

The DDA is a busy place! Matt Ashby, the Director, is passionate about Windsor and the Downtown. He’s very personable, knowledgeable, and doing an amazing job helping  Windsor meet the needs of its downtown as Windsor continues to grow.

These talks are held periodically, open to the public for question and answer and just to find out what’s new downtown! I learned a ton about what the DDA does and what the future plans are for our great town. Plus, the coffee is free! What could be better!