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Posted on: October 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Oct. 15

Town Council Meeting Update

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Public Hearings


Fireworks Stands Ordinance 1

Town Council approved this ordinance that authorizes the Town’s Planning Director or designee to deny the issuance of a temporary use permit for a fireworks stand or suspend a temporary use permit that was issued for a fireworks stand when a Stage 1 or Stage 2 fire ban is in place.

Approved 5-0


Fireworks Stands Ordinance 2

Town Council approved this ordinance that makes it unlawful to offer for sale any fireworks in Town when a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Fire Ban is in place. Additionally, this ordinance authorizes the Town to seize impermissible fireworks offered for sale.

Approved 4-1


CONSENT AGENDA

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.


First Readings – Items Approved for Second Reading Scheduled for Nov. 5


Stroh Road Water and Sewer Line Easements

The widening of Stroh Road over Cherry Creek is anticipated to occur in several years pending future budget. This approved ordinance would result in the acquisition of future right-of-way and easements needed for the project from Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD). Due to timing of other easements being requested by PWSD, this proposed Stroh Road dedication is seen as reciprocity for the easements being dedicated to PWSD for their water system improvements.

Approved 5-0


Building Code Update - Parker Administrative Code

The Town desires to amend three sections of the Parker Municipal Code to address the administration of all the technical codes related to building and construction. Historically, and in today’s technical codes, each has had its own administrative section. As in the past, Parker has created its own administrative code for building and construction tailored to fit the Town of Parker. This proposed amendment would unify all the individual administrative sections into one document that can then be applied uniformly to all of the technical codes.

Approved 5-0


Building Code Update - One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Townhomes

The Town desires to adopt certain sections of the International Residential Code that apply to one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes. Code officials recognize the need for a modern and up-to-date residential code addressing the design and construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhomes. This code is designed to meet these needs through model code regulations that safeguard the public health and safety in all communities. This comprehensive stand-alone residential code establishes minimum regulations for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses using prescriptive and performance provisions. It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Residential Code.

Approved 5-0


Building Code Update - Safeguards for Public Health and Safety

The Town desires to adopt certain sections of the International Building Code that apply to the design and installation of building systems through requirements emphasizing performance that safeguards public health and safety. This comprehensive building code establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. It is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of new materials and new building designs. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Building Code.

Approved 5-0


Fire Protection Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning conditions hazardous to life and property from fire, explosion, handling or use of hazardous materials and the use and occupancy of buildings and premises. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Fire Code.

Approved 5-0


Mechanical Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning the design and installation of mechanical systems emphasizing performance that safeguards public health and safety. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code.

Approved 5-0


Plumbing Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning the design and installation of plumbing systems through requirements emphasizing performance that safeguards public health and safety. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Plumbing Code.

Approved 5-0


Energy Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code that apply to the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and installation of energy-efficient mechanical, lighting and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance that results in the optimal utilization of fossil fuel and non-depleting resources. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code.

Approved 5-0


Fuel Gas Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning the design and installation of fuel gas systems and gas-fired appliances through requirements emphasizing performance that safeguards public health and safety. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Fuel Gas Code.

Approved 5-0


Property Maintenance Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning property maintenance for all existing residential and nonresidential structures on existing premises. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code.

Approved 5-0


Existing Building Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning the remodeling, repair or alteration of existing buildings. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Existing Building Code.

Approved 5-0


Swimming Pool and Spa Code Update

The Town desires to amend certain sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning the design and installation of swimming pool and spa systems through requirements emphasizing performance that safeguards public health and safety. These updates meet the standards of the 2018 edition of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.

Approved 5-0


Municipal Court Supervision Office

This proposed ordinance would allow the Town’s Municipal Court to provide supervision to juveniles and adult defendants who may pose a risk to the community or, in the case of juveniles, who may be at higher risk to re-offend or fail to thrive, and thus become a greater burden to the community. Supervision will further the goals of rehabilitation and community safety. Through the Court, a supervision specialist will monitor and supervise juveniles and adult defendants who meet the criteria set forth above. Individuals will enter into supervision either by agreement with the Town Attorney as part of a plea bargain (typically involving a deferred judgment and sentence agreement) or when sentenced to supervision by the Municipal Court Judge upon a conviction.

Approved 5-0


Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Town Administrator Employment Agreement

On Oct. 1, Town Council conducted a performance evaluation for the Town Administrator. Prior to this performance evaluation, Town Council and the Employment and Organizational Development Manager did a white board exercise and went through the evaluation process for the Town Administrator. Based on the rating of the competencies for the evaluations, it was determined that a 4.7% merit increase was in order pending Town Council approval by resolution.

Approved 5-0


Norton Property Annexation Public Hearing Date

The applicant, Robert Norton, proposes to annex and zone approximately 9.5 acres of land within unincorporated Douglas County known as the Norton property into the Town of Parker. The property is developed with several residential and agricultural buildings and is located at the northeast corner of Pine Drive and Summerset Lane. The applicant has submitted a zoning application concurrent with the annexation petition that proposes commercial use adjacent to Pine Drive and multiple residential uses for the eastern section of the area to be annexed. Town Council approved this resolution finding that the applicant’s annexation petition complies with the Municipal Annexation Act of 1965 and set a public hearing date of Dec. 3 to consider the petition.

Approved 5-0


Town Attorney Employment Agreement

On Oct. 1, Town Council conducted a performance evaluation for the Town Attorney. Prior to this performance evaluation, Town Council and the Employment and Organizational Development Manager did a white board exercise and went through the evaluation process for the Town Attorney. Based on the rating of the competencies for the evaluations, it was determined that a 5.25% merit increase was in order pending Town Council approval by resolution.

Approved 5-0


Municipal Court Judge Employment Agreement

On Oct. 1, Town Council, the Town Attorney’s Office and the Human Resources Department had a discussion regarding the contract for the Municipal Court Judge, which was up for renewal after two years. It was agreed upon to approve a new agreement that will increase the Municipal Court Judge’s compensation to $35,000 annually for the upcoming contract period through Dec. 31, 2020.

Approved 5-0


Trails at Crowfoot Drainage Easement - South Pond

Town Council approved a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement from HR935, LLC to cover drainage improvements necessary for the proposed Trails at Crowfoot development. This easement covers infrastructure necessary for conveyance of stormwater to the south detention pond.

Approved 5-0


Trails at Crowfoot Drainage Easement - North Pond

Town Council approved a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement from HR935, LLC to cover drainage improvements necessary for the proposed Trails at Crowfoot development. This easement covers infrastructure necessary for conveyance of stormwater to the north detention pond.

Approved 5-0


Contracts Over $100,000

One contract over $100,000 was approved by Town Council: 

1. A professional services agreement with Clarion Associates, LLC, in the amount of $299,990 for assistance in updating and modernizing the Town’s current Land Development Ordinance. 

Approved 5-0


Community Planning Month Proclamation

Town Council approved a proclamation designating October 2018 as Community Planning Month in the Town of Parker in conjunction with the celebration of National Community Planning Month.

Approved 5-0


Small Business Saturday 2018 Proclamation

Town Council approved a proclamation designating Saturday, Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday 2018 in the Town of Parker in order to celebrate our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community.

Approved 5-0

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