Town News

Catchup with Council, June 23, 2020 Meeting – Race and Equity Discussion, Energy Collaboration with Xcel, Strategic Goals Review, 2019 Audit Report

2019 Audit report

Frisco’s independent auditor, McMahan and Associates, LLC, issued an unmodified (“clean”) opinion for the Town of Frisco’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019.

A discussion of race, equity, and Colorado Senate Bill 20-217.

Council wants to strategically plan how to be more inclusive and foster equity, and outlined three components: community dialogue, policy examinations, and action. Council wants to discuss this in a comprehensive and thoughtful way during their Council retreat in July.

Town Attorney, Thad Renaud and Frisco Police Chief, Tom Wickman, discussed the legal and practical implications of SB 20-217, the “Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity” bill signed into law by Gov. Polis on June 19, 2020.

Energy Future Collaboration and Xcel Energy MOU

The Town agreed to enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Xcel Energy, the Town’s electricity and natural gas provider, drafted on January 2, 2020. The MOU provides a strategy for cooperation and achievement of a shared vision for a Net Zero Town.

The MOU addresses energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon emissions reduction goals, and transparency and data access.

Review of 2019-20 Frisco Town Council Strategic Goals

Council reviewed completed tasks, which supported their strategic goals set in 2019. The strategic plan will be revisited at the Council retreat in July.

Other points of discussion:

  • Council will continue to suspend the $.25 single use bag fee through August 11, 2020.
  • Council is continuing to re-evaluate the Promenade as part of the Town’s COVID-19 response to provide a space that supports the health of employees, community members, and visitors and continues to welcome feedback from the business community, community members, and visitors.
  • Community Survey results showed 97% of respondents believe that Frisco is a desirable place to live. This survey clarified the priorities of residents and was administered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.