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Salisbury Equestrian Park Waterline EasementA pair of ordinances were approved by Town Council in regards to the dedication of a waterline easement granted to Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) over a Town-owned property, Lot 1, Salisbury Equestrian Park. On May 29, 2019, the Town granted a waterline easement to PWSD over a portion of this property. This easement was requested to cover a new waterline that will increase capacity from PWSD’s regional storage facility within Salisbury to existing water facilities east of the area. This new waterline was approved and installed over the summer. When PWSD conducted as-built surveys documenting the final location of the constructed waterline, it was discovered that a small area of the waterline was installed outside the dedicated easement. These two ordinances will vacate the existing easement and also approve a new easement to cover the true alignment of the waterline.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
High Plains Trail Design Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)The High Plains Trail project is a regional partnership between Douglas County, Arapahoe County, Aurora and Parker (The Partners Group) to design, construct and maintain this future regional trail connection. The current IGA between the Town and Arapahoe County in the amount of $200,000 was approved on Dec. 3, 2018 and addressed initial design and engineering efforts. This cost was evenly shared between Arapahoe County and the Town. Town Council approved this first amendment to the IGA that addresses additional funding in the amount of $360,000 to complete all design and engineering documentation up to and including final construction documents. Similar to the original IGA, Arapahoe County and the Town will evenly share this cost with the Town’s portion being $180,000.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
Rezone Request - Dransfeldt Place Planned DevelopmentThe applicant, Colorado Steel Systems, is proposing to amend the Dransfeldt Place Planned Development (PD) zoning to permit certain light industrial uses as a use by right. The intent of this PD zoning amendment is to better align the permitted uses with the Parker 2035 Master Plan, which designates this area as part of the Light Industrial Character Area. The current zoning for the subject property was adopted at annexation in 2008 and requires a Use by Special Review approval for all industrial uses. The proposal would improve the zoning by reflecting the light industrial character of the area and better implementing the Master Plan designation for land use.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
Legal Age for Tobacco or Vapor ProductsThis proposed ordinance would update the Parker Municipal Code to be consistent with the changes to Federal law that went into effect on Dec. 20, 2019, making it illegal to sell tobacco products to any individual under the age of 21.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission AppointmentsTown Council approved by resolution appointments to the Parker Cultural and Scientific Commission. The two-year terms of Commissioners Judy Bazile, Mike Edwards, Lance Martin, Justin Raynor and Jeanne Ring expired Dec. 31, 2019. Bazile, Edwards and Martin were reappointed to two-year terms, while Annie Day and Alexis Watts (one-year terms) and Terri Tilliss (two-year term) were appointed to fill vacancies caused by early resignations of former members Todd Hendreks, Katie Kendrick, and Susan Willis. Two vacancies will remain unfilled in the belief that a nine-member commission will be more effective and efficient at this time. Current member Diane Roth was also re-appointed to commission Chair for a one-year term.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
Roadside Memorial Signage ProgramThe Town’s Roadside Memorial Sign Program, originally approved in 2015, offers residents the opportunity to commemorate victims of DUI drivers and fatal crash victims not related to drugs or alcohol with roadside signage in Parker. Based on feedback from Town Council at a recent Town Council Study Session, modifications were requested to the program to include the removal of a $100 fee and the addition of language to include fatalities that are the result of the improper use of a seat belt or car seat. In addition, the program was modified to limit requests for a sign to three years from the date of the fatality. Requests made after the three-year period will not be considered. Town Council approved these program changes by resolution.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
2020 Douglas County Coordinated ElectionTown Council passed by resolution the Town’s intent to participate in the 2020 Douglas County coordinated election that will be held on Nov. 3.Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)
Contracts Over $100,000Eight contracts over $100,000 were awarded by Town Council:1. A contract with CentralSquare in the amount of $110,140.00 for services related to hosting and housing the Town’s suite of TRAKiT products and data. The project also includes Analytics reporting software at no cost, which is normally a $40,000 add-on, as well as a 12.5% price discount on the entire hosting solution.
2. A trade contractor agreement with Aggregate Industries-WCR, Inc. in the amount of $1,426,125.10 for the 2020 Townwide Resurfacing Program. This program serves to help maintain and enhance the Town’s roadway network through annual maintenance projects.
3. A contract renewal with Vance Brothers, Inc. in the amount of $1,823,228.93 for the 2020 Townwide Slurry/Chip Seal Program. The 2019 contract with Vance Brothers included the option for two contract renewals, which the Town would exercise with the approval of this contract. Pricing provided in this contracts included a 5% increase for slurry seal and a 33% decrease for chip seal, a significant savings for the chip seal application.
4. A purchase agreement with McCandless Truck Center, LLC in the amount of $279,360 for the acquisition of two 2020 International cab and chassis units to serve as replacements for current units within the Town’s vehicle fleet. These trucks are being purchased for the use of the Streets Division and Parks Division (one each). The Streets unit will be outfitted with a plow and snow and ice removal equipment, while the Parks unit will be outfitted as a standard dump body.
5. A purchase agreement with Spradley Barr in the amount of $406,486.00 for the purchase of 11 replacment vehicles, six pickup trucks and five police vehicles. These vehicles will replace existing equipment in the Police, Stormwater, Streets, Parks, Forestry and Custodial divisions that were identified for replacement through the Town’s fleet replacement criteria.
6. A purchase agreement with Envirosight in the amount of $111,148.74 for the acquisition of a stormwater pipe inspection camera system. This camera equipment will allow the Town of fulfill stormwater inspection obligations in a more effective and safe manner than current inspection practices. It is also more cost effective to purchase the equipment and utilize Town staff rather than contracting through outside vendors/companies.
7. A contract with LAWS in the amount of $127,000.00 for the installation of equipment and placement of logos on new Town fleet vehicles. This includes safety and emergency lighting, radio and computer equipment, and other attachments related to the operational function for 16 vehicles. The Town is able to contract this work through an Arapahoe County cooperative bid solution to LAWS.
8. A contract with OJ Watson in the amount of $124,990.00 for the construction and installation of a snow plow body, plow and spreader onto a chassis being purchased through a separate vendor (McCandless). This is a replacement unit for a piece of equipment that was determined to be at the end of service life during the 2020 budget process.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)