A new grassroots advocacy group spearheading the Town of Windsor’s November Ballot Question 3F, is picking up momentum and receiving the support of residents, Mayor Paul Rennemeyer and Town Board. High Hops, a local Windsor brewery, has joined the cause to raise awareness of open space sales tax 3F.
On Saturday, October 8, beginning at 4 p.m., at High Hops, 6461 CO-392, Windsor, CO 80550, the local brewery is hosting a Trivia night with the unveiling of its new alcoholic beer dedicated to fit the cause (ballot initiative 3F), its residents and the Town’s outdoor spaces–– Open Space & Trail Ale.
“As a long-time Windsor resident and business owner, we love this initiative to ensure funding is available to protect what we all love, the great small town feel and preserve more outdoor spaces for wildlife, agriculture and public access,” said Pat Weakland, owner of High Hops.
“Supporting the Town’s effort to preserve our open space, expand our trails, and conserve our farmland makes sense.” According to the 2020 census, Windsor’s population came in at 32,716. The residential growth rate is at 4.12% annually, putting Windsor on track to increase by more than 17,700 people over the next ten years—nearly a 50% increase. Following the unveiling of Open Space & Trail Ale and a game of Trivia, the Friends of Windsor Open Space committee will co-host the event and answer questions about the ballot question 3F. “We encourage everyone to join us,” said Tom Jones, Friends of Windsor Open Space co-chair and former Windsor Mayor. “This will be a night to support a local business, come together and work toward keeping Windsor the small, charming Town we all call home.” Measure 3F, is a ballot initiative set to support the purchase of additional open space through the creation of a dedicated sales tax for the Town of Windsor. The funds would give the Town an advantage to purchase land which will preserve its wildlife, protect habitat, expand trails, promote working farms and help reduce future traffic, road maintenance, wastewater and population growth.