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.
Printable Version of Town Council Meeting Update
PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS
- Twenty Mile Village Filing 2 Hotel Use by Special Review Request
Town Council approved a Use by Special Review (UbSR) request by an applicant to develop a mixed-use hotel on a 4.4-acre vacant property in the Twenty Mile Center, located immediately south of the AMC movie theater on Mainstreet. The proposal calls for a four-story building with retail and restaurants on the ground floor, boutique hotel with 51 rooms, guest amenities and an adjacent pedestrian plaza. As required by the Twenty Mile Center zoning, the hotel use required UbSR approval. While the UbSR application did not require submittal of a detailed site plan, one was submitted by the applicant, and, following review by Town staff, satisfies the zoning requirements for parking, landscaping and building design.
Approved 5-0 (Councilmember Holland recused self)
- 2018 Town of Parker Revised Budget
Revisions to the Town of Parker’s 2018 annual budget were approved by Town Council. The purpose of this budget revision is to reduce the 2018 budget appropriation for expenditures and revenues due to a decrease in projected sales tax revenue. The total revision also includes a transfer from the Information Technology Fund (IT Fund) to the funds that it services to reduce the accumulated fund balance in the IT fund. The revision also includes a correction of Ordinance 1.507.1. It included a transfer from the IT Fund that was miscalculated, and the budgeted transfer has been reversed to reflect the accurate reduction of the fund balance.
- Harvie Open Space Annexation, Zoning and Exemption Plat
Town Council passed an ordinance and related items resulting in the annexation, zoning and platting of the 71.45-acre Harvie property that was previously located in unincorporated Douglas County immediately north of the Mainstreet and Canterberry Parkway intersection. This property was conveyed to the Town by Douglas County in late 2016 for use as open space. Future recreation use will be limited and largely passive in nature. A conservation easement attached to the property will preserve its undeveloped state and allow for very limited improvements such as soft-surface trails.
Approved 6-0 (all items)
- Parker Tennis Center Water Easement
An ordinance was approved by Town Council that conveys an easement to the Parker Water and Sanitation District on the Town-owned property located in the Twenty Mile Industrial Park that is the future site of the Parker Tennis Center development. This easement is necessary to allow for the installation of a waterline and fire hydrant that will serve the property.
- Tract D, Reata West Filing No. 1 Water Easement
Town Council approved an ordinance that conveyed an easement to the Parker Water and Sanitation District on a Town-owned parcel, Tract D, Reata West Filing No. 1. This easement allows for the installation of a waterline that will initially serve the Cielo development in unincorporated Douglas County, and will eventually serve the adjacent Town property and other developments south of this area.
- Roadway Design and Criteria Manual
The Town’s Engineering Department proposed revisions to the Town’s Roadway Design and Construction Criteria Manual that updates the Town’s criteria for the design of roadway pavement sections. Other minor changes were also included in the revision.
- Snow Removal Intergovernmental Agreement
The previous five-year intergovernmental agreement between the Town and Douglas County regarding snow removal in and around the Parker area expired May 1. A replacement agreement was necessary to formalize the snow removal arrangement between the two governmental bodies.
- Lemon Gulch Drainage and Flood Control Improvements
The Town and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District previously entered into an intergovernmental agreement to fund the design of improvements to Lemon Gulch through a contribution received from Meritage Homes. The Town and District have decided to expand preliminary design efforts. The District has agreed to fund this effort and is contributing an additional $100,000 to the project.
Items Continued to May 21
- Public Improvements Security Agreement - Parker Water and Sanitation District
Both the Town of Parker and the Parker Water and Sanitation District have requirements that public improvements to be secured by a security deposit in the form of cash or letter of credit to ensure the installation of improvements. This proposed intergovernmental agreement would eliminate those requirements for projects involving the two governmental bodies, reducing project costs for taxpayers.
- Public Improvements Security Agreement - Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District
Both the Town of Parker and the Cottonwood Water and Sanitation District have requirements that public improvements to be secured by a security deposit in the form of cash or letter of credit to ensure the installation of improvements. This proposed intergovernmental agreement would eliminate those requirements for projects involving the two governmental bodies, reducing project costs for taxpayers.
Consent agenda items are considered to be routine and are enacted by one motion or vote, unless a Councilmember asks that one be removed for further discussion.
Items Approved on First Reading – Second Readings Scheduled for May 21
- Grasslands/Prairie Trail Property Annexation and Zoning Ordinances
On April 16, the Town Council passed a pair of emergency ordinances to annex and zone the unincorporated property located north of E-470 and west of Chambers Road known as the Grasslands/Prairie Trail property into the Town. Under Section 7.6 of the Town of Parker Home Rule Charter, an “emergency ordinance shall not be in effect longer than ninety (90) days after passage, unless a subsequent ordinance shall affirm the same.” The purpose of these two ordinances is to affirm Ordinance No. 2.259, Series of 2018 (annexation) and Ordinance No. 3.333, Series of 2018 (zoning).
- Town of Parker Personnel Manual Amendment - Military Leave
This ordinance is being presented for the purpose of updating the Town’s policy to be in compliance and provide better care for our employees who serve in the military. Both the employee and the Town will continue to pay their portions of healthcare premiums while the employee is out on military leave. While an employee is out on leave, the Town pays them differential pay (the difference between what they make with the Town and what they are being paid by the military).
- Pine Bluffs Filing No. 4 Subdivision Agreement Amendment
An amendment to the subdivision agreement for Pine Bluffs Filing No. 4 has been proposed and is needed to construct public improvements related to future commercial development at the site. The Town and developer originally entered into the agreement in 2006, but the project ultimately did not move forward at the time.
Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations
- Meadowlark Annexation Agreement First Amendment
On April 2, 2018, Town Council approved the Meadowlark Annexation Agreement along with applications for annexation, zoning, sketch plan and preliminary plan. Per the agreement, the deadline for the transfer of ownership of the subject property from the Cherry Creek Project Water Authority to Meritage Homes was required to occur within 10 days of the expiration of the legal challenge period for the annexation approval. The applicant requested an extension of the deadline to June 1, 2018.
- Building Safety Month Proclamation
Mayor Mike Waid issued a proclamation that designates May 2018 as Building Safety Month in the Town of Parker, in order to “help remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardians of public safety—our local code officials—who assure use of safe, efficient and livable buildings.”
- Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation
Mayor Mike Waid issued a proclamation that designates the week of May 6 through 12, 2018 as Municipal Clerks Week in the Town of Parker, in order extend appreciation to all Municipal Clerks for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.
- National Small Business Week Proclamation
Mayor Mike Waid issued a proclamation that retroactively designates the week of April 29 through May 5, 2018 as National Small Business Week in the Town of Parker, in order to support and join in the national effort to help America’s small businesses do what they do best—grow their business, create jobs and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today.
- National Police Week Proclamation
Mayor Mike Waid issued a proclamation that designates the week of May 13 through 19, 2018 as National Police Week in the Town of Parker, in order to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities and safeguarding our democracy.
- Lupus Awareness Month Proclamation
Mayor Mike Waid issued a proclamation that designates May 2018 as Lupus Awareness Month in the Town of Parker, in order to help raise awareness and funds for lupus research and education programs.