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Posted on: November 5, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Nov. 5

Town Council Meeting Update

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Public Hearings

2020 Budget
The Town of Parker’s Finance Department has submitted for Town Council’s approval the 2020 Town Budget. The proposed budget is balanced across all funds. The General Fund cash balance meets the requirement of maintaining at least a 25% reserve equal to the total annual General Fund appropriations. This First Reading of the Ordinance was approved by Town Council, and the Second Reading will be held Dec. 2, 2019.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Newlin Crossing Filing No. 1 - Minor Development Plat
Town Council approved a Minor Development Plat subdividing the 101-acre Newlin Crossing Planned Development (PD) into 16 unbuildable tracts. The tracts will accommodate future residential, commercial, roadway, trail and open space uses consistent with the existing PD zoning. The PD zoning allows up to 450 residential units, 14.5 acres of commercial development and approximately 19 acres of open space.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero; Opposed: Toborg)

Second Readings 

Hemp Operations in Light Industrial Zones
Town Council approved an ordinance amending the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) of the Parker Municipal Code as it relates to hemp operations. On May 20, the Town approved an emergency ordinance establishing a 180-day suspension on approving new hemp processing and storage uses within the Town. The purpose of this suspension was to give the Town time to establish amendments to the Parker Municipal Code to regulate hemp processing.

The ordinance approved by Town Council will amend the LDO to:
1. Include certain definitions that relate to hemp and hemp processing;
2. Allow limited industrial hemp processing in the Light Industrial zone district;
3. Not allow the initial processing of raw industrial hemp in any zone district in Town;
4. Not allow the storage of raw hemp in any zone district in Town;
5. Not allow the growing of hemp in the light industrial district; and
6. Address potential nuisance impacts associated with hemp processing.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Dransfeldt Road Extension Project Cost Sharing
Town Council approved an ordinance featuring an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Douglas County for the conceptual/preliminary design of the proposed Dransfeldt Road extension project. This IGA was needed to formalize negotiations and jointly fund the conceptual/preliminary design effort.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Wireless Communication Facilities
Town Council approved an ordinance updating Chapter 13.12 Wireless Communication Facilities in the Parker Municipal Code as provided below:
1. Sets consistent height standards for small cell facilities that are located in the right of way and having different heights for local roads versus collector and arterial roads;
2. Clarifies additional submittal requirements as determined by the Town for small cell facilities;
3. Increases the fee for small cell facility review; and
4. Clarifies height requirements for roof mounted wireless communication facilities.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Nov. 18

Development Design Standards Update - Commercial, Industrial and Mixed-Use Standards
The Town’s Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Family Residential (CIMF) Development Design Standards were originally adopted by Town Council on Nov. 1, 1999. The current CIMF Development Design Standards have only had minor revisions since 1999 and are largely obsolete, prompting the need for a major update. The first phase of this update was the new Design Standards for multi-family residential development adopted by the Town Council in November 2018. This update will apply to commercial, industrial and mixed-use development.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

2019 Town of Parker Budget Revisions
This proposed ordinance would amend the Town of Parker’s 2019 Annual Budget, including a net increase of $1,573,525 revenue to the General Fund and a net increase of expenditures of $376,060 to the Capital Improvements Fund.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Cherry Creek Master Plan IGA
This proposed ordinance would result in the approval of an intergovernmental agreement between the Mile High Flood District, Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority, Town of Parker and Douglas County to fund an update to the Cherry Creek master plan document. The existing master plan document is 15 years old and in need of updating to incorporate existing standards and stabilization methods.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements 

Policy for Access to Criminal Justice Records
Town Council passed a resolution that increases the Police Department’s fee schedule for records requests that specifically relate to audio and video recordings. The amount of time required to process records requests for audio and video recordings is significant. Police Department staff is requesting the fees be increased to a flat $30 per hour for both audio and video requests to reflect the cost to the Department. The proposed fee increase is comparable to fees charged by surrounding agencies.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

2019 Three-Mile Area Plan
The Colorado Municipal Annexation Act of 1965, C.R.S. 31-12-105 et. seq., requires that municipalities prepare and adopt a Three-Mile Area Plan prior to annexing property into their territorial boundaries. The Town of Parker prepares an updated Three-Mile Area Plan annually to comply with State law and support ongoing annexation activity. This Plan identifies unincorporated land that is located within three miles of Town boundaries, depicts the Town’s Planning Area (former Urban Growth Area) and incorporates reference information for service provision. Town Council approved the new Three-Mile Area Plan via this resolution.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Capital Pledge Agreement - Reata Ridge Village Metropolitan District Nos. 1 and 2
The service plans for Reata Ridge Village Metropolitan District No. 1 (“District 1”) and Reata Ridge Village Metropolitan District No. 2 (“District 2”) were approved by the Town of Parker in April 2016. The Districts are now at a point where they are ready to issue bonds and requested that Town Council approve a Capital Pledge Agreement. District 2 will issue bonds, and District 1 will pledge its tax revenues to District 2 for the repayment of those bonds. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to finance public infrastructure that will benefit both Districts.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Contracts Over $100,000
One contract over $100,000 was awarded by Town Council: 
1. A contract modification with Stone & Concrete, Inc., for the 2019 Townwide Concrete Replacement Program in the amount of $235,000, for a revised contract amount of $1,386,381.50. This approved contract modification will allow the Townwide concrete replacement program to address additional removal and replacement of damaged concrete on Town streets, including curb, gutter and sidewalk.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

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