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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS
Norton Property Annexation and Zoning
Town Council approved three items, two ordinances and one resolution, resulting in the annexation and zoning of the Norton Property, located in unincorporated Douglas County at the northeast corner of Pine Drive and the recently constructed Summerset Lane extension. The applicants, Robert and Meredith Norton, proposed to zone the 9.5-acre property for commercial and residential development. The westernmost property adjacent to Pine Drive is approximately 3.2 acres and will be zoned for commercial use as Modified Commercial. The easternmost property is approximately 6.3 acres and will be zoned for residential use as Modified Multiple Family District. The applicants, in consultation with Town staff, prepared the zoning to balance the market demand for commercial use fronting Pine Drive with residential uses that provide a transition to the adjacent Parker Vista neighborhood.
Planning Commission held a public hearing regarding the proposed zoning on Nov. 8, 2018 and recommended that Town Council approve the zoning request with the following conditions:
1. Reduce the building height plane to zero feet above the centerline of Pikeview Lane and allow a maximum building height of 15 feet above Pikeview Lane as a Use by Special Review; and
2. Revise the free-standing gas canopy, with or without gas station and convenience store, as a use-by-right and make them allowed as a Use by Special Review.
Parker 2035 Master Plan Update
Town Council approved by resolution updates to the Parker 2035 Master Plan that incorporate minor revisions, including an update of the General Land Use Plan Map. The Parker 2035 Master Plan is a living document that is updated from time-to-time to reflect Town Council policies, address issues of public interest and incorporate updates to guide zoning regulations. On Nov. 8, 2018, the Planning Commission recommended that Town Council adopt the update to the Master Plan.
Belford Avenue Improvement Project IGA - Third Amendment
Town Council approved one ordinance and two resolutions related to extensions of several items associated with the proposed Compark Village South subdivision. The Town previously entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Douglas County regarding this new development in order to codify the responsibilities associated with the construction and maintenance of offsite roadway improvements, located in unincorporated Douglas County, that the Developer will construct with this project. These extensions were requested to allow additional time for the Developer to obtain environmental permits necessary to begin work on the development.
Lone Tree Dispatch Services IGA
Town Council approved an ordinance for an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Lone Tree to have the Parker Police Department continue providing public dispatch services. The former agreement contained five one-year renewal periods, which took the agreement through Dec. 31, 2018. The new agreement will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. For 2019, the agreement calls for an allocation of the Dispatch Services annual budget based on an adjustment for calls for service of 38%. The revenue the Town will receive in 2019 is $633,042.53 based on this calculation.
Lone Tree Evidence Services IGA
Town Council approved an ordinance for an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Lone Tree to have the Parker Police Department continue providing evidence storage services. The current agreement contained five one-year renewal periods, which took the agreement through Dec. 31, 2018. The new agreement will begin on Jan. 1, 2019. For 2019, the agreement calls for an allocation of the Evidence Storage services budget of 50% for Lone Tree. The revenue the Town will receive in 2019 is $164,136.83.
Lone Tree Fleet Maintenance Services IGA
Town Council approved an ordinance for an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Lone Tree to have the Town’s Fleet Division provide routine, preventative and scheduled vehicle maintenance of Lone Tree vehicles. The initial term of the agreement will cover Jan. 1, 2019 through Dec. 31, 2019 and automatically renew for five subsequent one-year terms. The Town will receive budgeted revenue of $79,453.17
High Plains Trail Design and Engineering IGA
Town Council approved an ordinance for an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Arapahoe County that addresses the initial 30% Design and Engineering documents for the future High Plains Trail (HPT), formerly known as the E-470 Trail. The cost to complete this work effort is estimated at $200,000, which will be split evenly between the Town ($100,000) and Arapahoe County ($100,000). Arapahoe County approved the IGA on Oct. 31 and will transfer $100,000 to the Town. Parker has previously allocated $100,000 in the 2018 budget for this engineering effort. This IGA will be amended over the course of the HPT project to address various issues and milestones, including future funding commitments by Aurora and Douglas County.
On-Street Parking Permits and Fees
Town Council approved an ordinance to repeal in its entirety and readopt Section 7.02.100 of the Parker Municipal Code concerning residential on-street parking permits and fees. In recent years, The Town has received citizen feedback regarding regular on-street parking shortages in areas adjacent to high-traffic generators. Town Council requested that staff analyze a potential residential parking permit policy that could be adopted into the Municipal Code. If a request is made to the Public Works and Engineering Department and a parking issue is indeed identified, the Town will analyze and determine the limits of the proposed permit parking area and bring their findings before Town Council at a study session. Parking area limits will be intended to alleviate on-street parking congestion while not simply pushing the problem elsewhere. Restricted parking zones will be limited to single-family residential areas, and established in accordance with the standards described in the proposed ordinance. The ordinance requires a 70% in-favor vote from the residents within the proposed parking restricted area for consideration by Town Council and includes a charge of $20 per permit. These permits would be renewed biannually and each residence would be limited to three permits.
Property Tax Mill Levy Verification
Town Council approved an ordinance that certifies a mill levy to Douglas County to collect property taxes for the 2019 budget year. The Town was required to certify the mill levy prior to Dec. 15, 2018, in order to be able to collect these taxes, which help to defray the costs for government for the Town.
Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements
Trails at Crowfoot Filings No. 9 - 13 Final Plat Extension
Town Council approved by resolution an extension for approvals for the final plats of Filings No. 9 through 13 of the future Trails at Crowfoot residential development to Dec. 31, 2019. This extension was requested by the developer to provide additional time to finalize these developments with the prospective builders. Without the extension, these plats would have expired, and the developer would be required to resubmit final plat applications for the development.
Stroh Ranch Filing No. 1, Amendment 2, Lot 5 Site Plat Extension
The Planning Commission approved a site plan amendment for a 204 unit multi-family residential development on Dec. 14, 2017 that will be located on J. Morgan Boulevard in Stroh Ranch. The applicant had requested an extension of the approved site plan from Dec. 14, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2019. They were requesting this extension because of litigation involving the project and to provide additional time before closing on the purchase of the property and obtaining the required grading permit to perfect their approval.
Withdrawn by Applicant
Special Licensing Authority Appointments
Town Council appointed by resolution regular members (Mike Appleby, David Chung, Stephen Conner, Alyssa R. Kuenning Konya and Kelli Narde), alternate members (John Brusco and Bryan Campbell) a chairperson (Alyssa R. Kuenning Konya) and vice chairperson (David Chung) of the Special Licensing Authority for the 2019 calendar year.
Contracts Over $100,000
Six contracts over $100,000 was approved by Town Council:
1. A fourth amendment to the professional services agreement with Evolution Communications agency in the amount of $240,000 for 2019 media buying services for Parker Arts. The amount is $23,000 lower than the 2018 agreement.
2. A contract with Villalobos Concrete, Inc., in the amount of $524,194.50 for the Lincoln Avenue Median Improvement Concrete Project.
3. A contract with The Key People, Inc. in the amount of $491,700 for annual custodial services at Town-operated facilities that begins in January 2019.
4. A contract with Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) in the amount of $209,000 to complete the conversion of the existing overhead power line adjacent to the east side of Parker Road at the Robinson Ranch residential subdivision to an underground power line configuration.
5. An amendment to the existing Parker Road Corridor Plan professional services agreement with consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., in the amount of $137,640 for additional tasks related to transportation planning, engineering design, land use analysis, CDOT meetings and graphics necessary to complete the Plan.
6. A contract modification with Paonia, Inc., in the amount of $36,900 for the Canterberry Parkway and Idyllwilde Drive traffic signal, which results in a revised contract amount of $282,313.
Douglas County Gives Day Proclamation
Dec. 4, 2018 has been proclaimed as Douglas County Gives Day in the Town of Parker in honor of Colorado Gives Day, the annual statewide movement that celebrates philanthropy and helps increase the support of local non-profit organizations in Colorado.