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A message from Fire Chief Kris Kazian July 26, 2020 Windsor Severance Fire Re…

A message from Fire Chief Kris Kazian
 July 26, 2020 
 Windsor Severance Fire Re... 1

[2020-07-26 18:05:22

A message from Fire Chief Kris Kazian

July 26, 2020

Windsor Severance Fire Rescue Community,

Who would have believed we would be experiencing opening day for baseball in late July; and to empty stadiums on top of it! I am pretty sure I would never had expected to see Anthony Rizzo offer hand sanitizer to a runner at first base during the Cubs game! While the novelty of live sports is welcome by many, it is going to be interesting to watch how the teams navigate Covid-19 in the various sports. Personally, I am excited to see hockey starting back up and look forward to watching games soon!

Like many in the community this week, Kristy and I had to decide if our daughter would go back to traditional school or the online route. While we had a few waffling moments, our daughter decided she would go back to traditional in-person school. We believe she made her decision considering many factors that were important to her. We have confidence in Weld RE-4 will do everything possible to create a safe environment for students and teachers. The administration and teachers at RE-4 have faced an unprecedented challenge in putting together a plan during these times and we applaud them for all the work they’ve put into figuring out all the options to make sure our kids continue to get a top-notch education.

It seems like the community as a whole have been doing very well with wearing masks in public places. Maybe it is me, but now when you see someone without a mask, it looks odd. I am not fond of having to wear a mask everywhere we go but I do not want to see us regress and shut down our economy again. We are all doing our part and I hope we will see our state out of the national news as a hot spot.

I was sad to hear of a car driving through the Back the Blue event in Eaton on Saturday. While I do not have specific details, it appears nobody was hurt. However, it obviously could have been a much different outcome. This week, we have seen things happening around the country regarding Black Lives Mater and Back the Blue clashing and wreaking havoc in many communities. Like many of you, watching where all of this has gone makes me very sad and a little angry. It appears we continue to witness a greater divide develop in our country. It can be pretty dicey talking to neighbors, friends and family about current events because there are some very strong opinions and emotions. While I do not know how to solve this issue, it is apparent to me, it takes strong leadership at all levels. I continue to ask our Leadership Team at WSFR to engage with our members, work to appreciate the challenges everyone is experiencing and try to develop good dialogue between members while at work. What I do know is that we all have to be part of the solution.

We are getting ramped up for the 2021 budget and we are expecting to be significantly impacted by the reduction in oil in gas revenue. We had hoped it would not impact us until 2022, but preliminary numbers indicate we could see a potential $1.5 million reduction in revenue. WSFR staff and Board will be working to develop a long-term strategy for our operational needs. This news does highlight the even greater need for WSFR to be considering a ballot initiative to freeze the residential assessment rate (Gallagher). There be a much more public educational effort in the upcoming months so stay tuned.

We were supposed to go to Boston this week and Cami was going to Chicago. The prospect of a 14-day quarantine in Boston caused us to cancel our trip. Cami weighed the concerns about going to Chicago and decided to cancel her trip as well. Nana was not happy, but she understood. We are excited to explore Breckenridge in the summer for a short getaway later this week.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kris Kazian
Fire Chief
kkazian@wsfr.us
970-686-2626 X310

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Traffic Alert: Roadwork begins August 17 for the Larimer County Road 5 Traffic F…

Traffic Alert: Roadwork begins August 17 for the Larimer County Road 5 Traffic F... 2

2020-08-10 16:00:39

Traffic Alert: Roadwork begins August 17 for the Larimer County Road 5 Traffic Flow Improvement Project, weather permitting. Larimer County Road 5 will be closed between County Road 32E and Highway 392. County Road 32E will be closed to through traffic west of County Road 3. Detours will be posted and the commuting public is encouraged to follow alternate routes.

Learn more about the project at bit.ly/countyroad5 .

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Such a nice ride for a parade! It was great to see you Kersey!

Such a nice ride for a parade!  It was great to see you Kersey! 3

2020-08-11 05:42:19

Such a nice ride for a parade! It was great to see you Kersey!


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Windsor 2025: Guiding Our Future

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2020-08-10 20:27:38

Keyboard warriors unite! There are several ways to give feedback on the draft 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Visit Windsorprojectconnect.com to register and view a copy of the draft plan. Then, let us know your thoughts. The new “Project Connect” virtual engagement platform affords you the opportunity to give our Mayor, town board and town staff your opinion 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your desktop or mobile device. You can also attend the in-person Strategic Plan meeting Thursday night at the Community Recreation Center.

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