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Goals & Objectives
Town of Hudson
Board of Trustees
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Town of Hudson strives to grow and attain a population level that retains a unique character and supports services and amenities to improve its quality of life.
Purpose of the Goals and Objectives:
Goals and objectives are adopted to support the vision for the community as established by the Board of Trustees. In addition, these multi-year Goals and Objectives serve as the basis for the policy direction of the Board of Trustees and the guide for operational, maintenance and budgeting activities.
The quality of life in our community is enhanced by the implementation of the following described goals and objectives:
A. Financial Stability
Budget revenues and fund balances to do necessary annual projects, provide services, fund long range projects, and build contingency funds for the unexpected expenses.
Budget a general fund balance that is equal to at least one year of operating expenses.
Provide reserves as required by Colorado Constitution.
Operate within our financial means.
Operate economically and provide good value to citizens of Hudson in return for their taxes and fees.
B. Public Safety
Plan for future implementation of a Police Department to provide traffic enforcement, emergency warning, neighborhood policing and overall community protection.
Increase law enforcement presence in town as funds are available.
Implement the Emergency Operations Plan, work to make the community more resistant to hazardous conditions, and maintain a capability of effectively responding to emergency situations.
C. Streets, Drainage and Transportation
Implement an annual drainage program tied to a long term drainage improvement program which resolves nuisance drainage problems within the neighborhoods and business districts.
Establish a standardized storm drainage criteria which sets the desired capacity of the storm drainage piping system in the town.
Update the Master Storm Drainage Plan for the town incorporating all previous studies and data collection. Use the revised Master Drainage Plan to establish a long term capital improvement program for drainage issues and to coordinate the short term nuisance solutions.
Maintain paved streets properly to optimize service life and reduce future costs.
Develop a network of trails and sidewalks to provide for safe and convenient pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian traffic.
D. Business Involvement and Communication
Attract more commercial and retail business into the community.
Proactive business promotion including the support of area Chamber of Commerce.
Encourage citizens to keep sales tax revenue in Town.
Establish a Town promotional brochure.
Work with local businesses downtown to improve the appearance of the business district:
Street and sidewalk sweeping
Parking and street striping
Trees and other plantings
E. Citizen Communication and Participation, Town Events and Celebrations, Volunteerism
Create a calendar of town events for inclusion in the newsletter, web site, and the local paper.
Encourage citizens to become volunteers and be active in small projects for the benefit of the Town using the newsletter, local newspapers and direct communication.
Encourage citizens to become involved in appointed Town committees, boards and commissions.
Support community-wide activities and celebrations.
F. Utility Services, Quality and Supply
Improve the visual quality of the community by under grounding cable, electric and telephone cables within new development and throughout the existing town to the extent financially possible or through franchise renewals.
Prepare long range capital plans for town utility upgrades and renovation which will be reviewed annually with the budget.
Locate and explore various water supply and treatment alternatives to meet the existing and future demands of the system and to build an adequate, diverse, reliable and high quality supply of water.
Enhance the regular maintenance schedule of the main water supply line.
Take regular preventative maintenance measures on the existing water mains to improve the taste, odor, and appearance of the water including more frequent line flushing.
Continue the replacement program for old water lines, water meters and related equipment.
G. Economic Development
Promote the growth of the Town revenue base with fiber optics network along Colorado Highway 52.
Promote the creation of new jobs through the use of all available resources.
Investigate the use of incentives to attract new business.
Promote the location, access, transportation corridors and community to attract new business.
Encourage new businesses that hire locally, patronize local businesses, and bank locally.
H. Town Image, Appearance
Establish a Town identity: Use of town logo on street sign posts.
Standardize lighting, street signing, and street-scapes
Improve the visual quality of the community by keeping the appearance of public properties clean, under-grounding cable, electric and telephone cables within new development and throughout the existing town to the extent financially possible or through franchise renewals.
Maintain a strong emphasis on code enforcement to improve residential neighborhood appearance with particular attention to litter, junk or abandoned vehicles and weeds.
Pursue opportunities to construct a new town hall facility to better serve and represent the community.
I. Regional or Intergovernmental Cooperation and Participation
Review existing Intergovernmental agreements for additional benefit to the town.
Explore additional opportunities for intergovernmental agreements to benefit the town.
J. Parks and Recreation
Prepare a long range Parks and recreation master plan which will detail the anticipated future parks and recreational needs, estimated costs and funding sources.
Maintain and upgrade facilities at the current community park.
When revenues become available, explore funding opportunities for a recreation center and a senior center.