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[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - May 6

Town Council Meeting Update

Want to know what happened at the most recent Town Council Meeting? We have you covered! Recaps will be posted on ParkerOnline.org each Wednesday following that week's Town Council Meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Public Hearings


Parker Plaza Property Shopping Center - Rezoning
Town Council approved a rezoning application that amends the zoning of the subject property, located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Parker Road and Plaza Drive, from C-Commercial to Planned Development (PD). The intent of this rezoning application was to permit assembly uses with a maximum floor area of 10,000 square feet on the lower level of the building facing west only, while continuing to allow retail and service uses across the site as listed in the proposed Parker Plaza Shopping Center PD zoning. The assembly uses that will be permitted include day care and recreational facilities, membership and health clubs, instructional services/studios and places of worship. Assembly uses were previously restricted to 3,500 square feet for properties zoned C-Commercial.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

SunMarke Planned Development - Rezoning / Sketch and Preliminary Plan
Town Council approved a pair of items related to the SunMarke Planned Development (PD) located on French Creek Road west of Motsenbocker Road. Included among the items were a rezoning application that amends certain standards in the SunMarke Development Guide including lot size, as well as a sketch and preliminary plan. The purpose of the request was to accommodate future homes in the PD that meet the current market demand.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Hess Ranch Partial Development Waiver
Town Council approved two items related to the future Hess Ranch development located in the southwest quadrant of Town south of Anthology North, west of Crowfoot Valley Road, east of Rueter-Hess Reservoir and north of unincorporated Douglas County. The developer, Front Range Communities (FRC) L.L.C., has indicated that they wish to begin the development of the site in 2019 on a phased basis. FRC has proposed to initiate the phased development process by a subdivision plat of Hess Ranch into two segments. To do so, it requires partial waiver of certain subdivision regulations in the Parker Land Development Ordinance (LDO). The Partial Waiver will require the developer to satisfy all LDO requirements but provide a deferral of certain subdivision regulations for: (1) the initial plat to create two segments, and (2) future phases beyond Segment 1. In addition to the partial waiver, Town Council also approved an agreement between the Town and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District to require FRC to provide funding for the design and construction of improvements to the two major drainageways located on the property (Lemon Gulch and Lemon Gulch Tributary) in lieu of designing and constructing the improvements as a part of the development. This will allow the improvements to be designed and constructed by consultants and contractors that are experts in their field and familiar with the requirements of each entity.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Model Single District and Multiple District Service Plans and Model Intergovernmental Agreement
Town Council passed a resolution that revises the Town’s model service plans and intergovernmental agreement to reflect updates to the Town Council policies concerning metropolitan districts. These include an adjustment to the maximum debt mill levy, and authorization for the imposition of an infrastructure capital mill levy, a town-dedicated capital and maintenance mill levy, and an operations and maintenance mill levy, which varies based on size of the project. Overall, the proposal would result in the allowable imposition of between 72 and 77 mills, subject to further adjustment in accordance with the Gallagher amendment from 2019 forward.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Public Consumption of Alcohol in Parks
Town Council approved a pair of ordinances that allows the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on park lands that will be designated by separate Town Council resolution. The future resolution that will be brought before Town Council on May 20 would designate Discovery Park as that site, subject to specified conditions (such as limited dates and hours).
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Town of Home Rule Charter Changes - Term Limits Special Election Ballot Question
Town Council approved an ordinance resulting in the approval of a ballot question to amend the Town of Parker Home Rule Charter for the 2019 special election scheduled for Nov. 5. This revision would allow persons serving as Mayor or Town Councilmember to serve no more than four (4) four-year terms of office, in his or her lifetime, whether as Mayor or Town Councilmember. It also provides that any Town Councilmember or Mayor who is appointed or elected to fill a vacancy with more than half the term remaining shall be considered to have served one complete four-year term. If passed, this lifetime term limit will apply retroactively to any current or former Town Councilmember or Mayor, except that any person who is holding office on Nov. 5, 2019 may serve the remainder of his or her term if he or she has served in excess of the lifetime term limits. The four terms would be allowed to be served consecutively.
Approved 5-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg, Williams; Opposed: Poage)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for May 20


Photographic Mylar Copies of Legal Plat Documents
The Parker Land Development Ordinance requires the submittal of two photographic mylar copies of final plats, minor development plats and condominium plats by applicants. Mylars are legal plat documents printed on a thin plastic sheet and are used for long-term record keeping. The Town has limited storage space and little need for hardcopy mylars after transitioning to digital platforms for applications/permitting and record-keeping in the past few years. Staff has proposed an LDO amendment change to require just one mylar copy, which will be submitted to the Douglas County Clerk and Recorder as per current practice.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Parker Water and Sanitation District Easement Conveyance
Parker Water and Sanitation District has request the conveyance of a sanitary sewer easement over the Town-owned property at Stroh Soccer Park. This easement has been requested for sanitary sewer infrastructure necessary to serve future development south of Stroh Road.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Adoption of Standardized Tax Definitions
In May 2017, Town Council adopted standardized tax definitions as part of a major sales tax simplification initiative between Colorado’s home rule municipalities that collect their own sales tax and the retail business community. Language at the end of one of the standard definitions, “Engaged in Business in the Town,” was inadvertently omitted from the ordinance. This ordinance adds in the omitted language to ensure that the definition of “Engaged in Business in the Town” is the same as in the standardized tax definitions.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Elected Official Social Media Policy Statement
Town Council passed a resolution resulting in the addition of an Elected Officials Social Media Policy Statement to the Town of Parker Policy Manual. The Elected Official Social Media Policy Statement requires separation of elected officials’ private social media accounts from their official government accounts and provides First Amendment protection by prohibiting viewpoint discrimination (by blocking individuals or deleting posts) on official government accounts. It further addresses the requirements of the Colorado Open Records Law and the Colorado Open Meetings Law and personal use of social media outside of an elected official’s official capacity.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

National Public Works Week Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation declaring the week of May 19 through 25 as National Public Works Week in the Town of Parker in recognition of public works professionals, engineers, managers and employees, recognizing the substantial contributions they make to protect our national health safety and quality of life.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Building Safety Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation declaring the month of May as Building Safety Month in the Town of Parker to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown protectors of public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings that are essential to America’s prosperity.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation declaring the week of May 5 through 11 as Municipal Clerks Week in the Town of Parker and further extend appreciation to the members of the Town of Parker’s Municipal Clerks Office for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

National Police Week Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation declaring the week of May 12 through 18 as National Police Week in the Town of Parker in honor of the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting their communities and safeguarding our democracy.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Contracts Over $100,000
Two contracts over $100,000 were approved by Town Council:

1. A professional service agreement in the amount of $242,920 with Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture for architectural and engineering services related to the H2O’Brien Pool and Building Renovation Project.

2. The Town of Parker Police Department currently operates three separate camera systems manufactured and supported by Axon Enterprise, Inc. These systems include body worn, fleet vehicle and interview room camera systems. This agreement combines the professional services contracts for all three systems into one document, streamlining the contract process and eliminating the need for separate agreements. 

Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

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