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In the Blink of an Eye: IRES News August 2018

IRES News August 2018 IRES Adds Home Energy Score to Green Fields Nearly ten years ago, IRES began to work closely with the Governor’s Energy Office, now known as the Colorado Energy Office, to “green the MLS”. IRES was the first Colorado MLS to implement green fields including Solar PV, HERS Scores, Energy Star Ratings… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye: IRES News August 2018

- IRES MLS News, Blink of an Eye Newsletter, IRES Agent Tips

IRES Adds Home Energy Score to Green Fields

Nearly ten years ago, IRES began to work closely with the Governor’s Energy Office, now known as the Colorado Energy Office, to “green the MLS”. IRES was the first Colorado MLS to implement green fields including Solar PV, HERS Scores, Energy Star Ratings and more. Since then, IRES has continued to lead with numerous behind… Continue reading IRES Adds Home Energy Score to Green Fields

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal, Govt - Nation

National Update: USDA Proposes Tech Fee for Lenders

On July 13, 2018, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service (RHS) put out a notice for comment on a proposed guarantee underwriting user fee to be charged to lenders for use of the RHS automated guaranteed loan system. The fee would be used to improve USDA and RHS technology for the loan… Continue reading National Update: USDA Proposes Tech Fee for Lenders

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal, Govt - Nation

National Update: Endangered Species Act Reforms

Members of the Congressional Western Caucus in the House of Representatives unveiled an Endangered Species Act (ESA) modernization package that will provide important reforms to some of the problematic components of the Act. The ESA needs to be modernized in order to better protect species, and to treat property owners, states, and localities as partners… Continue reading National Update: Endangered Species Act Reforms

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal, Govt - Nation

National Update: House Passes Flood Insurance Extension

On July 25 The House passed a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program through November 30, 366 to 52.  The bill now moves to the Senate; with the actual vote date and time to be determined. None of our associations have met the 20 percent Call For Action participation rate. Please respond to the… Continue reading National Update: House Passes Flood Insurance Extension

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

State Update: More Information on Initiative 93

In my last update I provided a summary of Initiative 93, which would increase income taxes on individuals making more than $150,000 and corporations. The so-called education tax is supported by almost all school superintendents in the State. Here is more information on the measure, provided by the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance’s lobbyist, Sandra Solin… Continue reading State Update: More Information on Initiative 93

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

Regional Update: Transportation Commission Approves Priority List

Colorado’s Transportation Commission recently finalized its list of “Tier One” projects. This list lays out CDOT’s priority projects when -and if – funding becomes available. This is important in light of a potential transportation initiative voters could see on the November ballot. The language for “Let’s Go, Colorado” (Initiative 153) does not include a specific… Continue reading Regional Update: Transportation Commission Approves Priority List

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Considers Sales Tax Ballot Questions

At a work session on July 24, the City Council reviewed the recommendations of a Citizen Committee, which recommended the Council ask voters to extend the 0. 1 6 percent public safety tax and the .30 percent Quality of Life sales tax this November. The 0.16 percent tax would fund anew Fire Station (8) in the Promontory area; staffing… Continue reading Greeley: Council Considers Sales Tax Ballot Questions

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Water Board Approves Cash-In-Lieu Resolution

On July 18 the Greeley Water & Sewer Board approved a new water policy that should make Greeley a more affordable place to build homes. The City’s previous raw water policy required developers to acquire water at a rate of $35,000 per acre-foot of Colorado/Big Thompson units for new developments. Under the new policy, developers… Continue reading Greeley: Water Board Approves Cash-In-Lieu Resolution

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Greeley: Council Approves Economic Incentives for Speculative Development

At a public hearing on July 17 City staff member Audrey Herbison told the City Council that Greeley currently has an industrial vacancy rate of 2.7 percent, and a five percent vacancy rate is considered a tight market. The intent of the ordinance is to encourage economic development and job creation by offering incentives for… Continue reading Greeley: Council Approves Economic Incentives for Speculative Development