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Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - July 17

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Public Hearings


2019 Budget Revisions
Budget adjustments for the current year budget are submitted to Council for consideration several times a year. This ordinance that was approved by Town Council covers the following adjustments:

* General Fund - increase revenues and expenditures by $1,000 for the court division.

* Parks and Recreation Fund - Increase expenditures by $7,330 and increase revenues by $500,000 for a net revision to decrease budget by $492,670. This is due to revisions of scopes of several projects including the High Plains Trail and the H2O’Brien Pool renovation.

* Cultural Fund - Increase expenditures by $6,300 due to custodial contract increase.

* Recreation Fund - Increase expenditures by $3,700 due to custodial contract increase.

* Capital Improvements Fund - Increase expenditures by $525,000 for power line undergrounding. The revenue to offset this expenditure is already in the 2019 budget.

The total budget amendment would result in a net increase of $42,330.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Debt Refinancing
An ordinance amendment was passed by Town Council relating to refinancing of 2009 Certificates of Participation, which was previously passed back on May 23. The result of this amendment adjusts the amount of General Fund reserves paid towards the reduction or principal to $3.5 million from $4 million, which was the amount previously agreed upon during the original May 23 refinancing ordinance.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Impact Fees
Two ordinances were passed by Town Council that will result in the establishment of impact fees on new development for the following categories: general government, police, courts, public works, parks and recreation and transportation. Fees are to be paid at the time of building permit, at which time credit will be given for excise taxes paid. This ordinance will become effective on Sept. 1, 2019. Additionally, there is a proposed ordinance under consideration by Town Council that would place a question on the 2019 election ballot for residents to decide whether to raise the Town’s current excise tax on new residential development only. If that issues passes, this impact fee ordinance will be repealed.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Excise Tax Ballot Question
Town Council approved this ordinance that will submit to the electors a ballot question at the Nov. 5, 2019 election whether to raise the excise tax on new residential development only. The purpose of the excise tax increase would be to fund streets, parks and recreation, law enforcement and public safety services, as well as administrative facilities for the Town. Additionally, it would allow the amount of the tax to be increased according to the increase in the Colorado Construction Cost Index, which reflects annual changes in local construction costs.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)


Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program Participation Agreement 
In 2013, the City and County of Denver established the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program (the Program) to assist home buyers with down payment assistance. The City and County of Denver made the program available to all Denver Metro area communities. In 2013, the Town Council approved a Delegation and Participation Agreement to allow Parker to participate in the Program. It expired in November 2018. In order to continue to participate in the program, the Town needed to approve a new Delegation and Participation Agreement allowing the City and County of Denver to offer the program in Parker. There is no cost or liability for the Town to participate in the program.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)


Douglas County Community Response Team Program Agreement
The Parker Police Department pursued a new partnership to provide a mental health clinician to work out of the Parker Police Department, at no cost to the Town, to accompany officers responding to mental health calls for service. This ordinance, approved by Town Council, enters the Town into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners, the Douglas County Mental Health Initiative and Caring Communities of Colorado, LLC, to ensure that a qualified clinician is available to accompany law enforcement when responding to mental health calls in order to provide residents with the professional support they need in these situations.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

2019 Douglas County Coordinated Election
The Town’s special election will be conducted as a coordinated election with Douglas County on Nov. 5, 2019. The Town and Douglas County are required to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to govern the conduct of the election.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Consent Agenda

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for July 15


KOA Enclave Property Annexation and Zoning
The subject property, known as the KOA Property, is located in unincorporated Douglas County but surrounded by the Town of Parker for a period of not less than three years. The Town proposes an enclave annexation of the KOA Property and concurrently zoning it to A-Agricultural District. There are no development proposals for the subject property at this time. This item contains two proposed ordinances, one related to annexation and the other to zoning.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Toborg, Williams; Opposed: Poage)

Hess Ranch Metro Districts Nos. 4 - 8
On June 17, Town Council approved amended and restated service plans for Hess Ranch Metro Districts 1, 2 and 3. Pursuant to the terms of the IGAs and Service Plans, the Districts have agreed to levy and remit to the Town a property tax of 5 mills, which will be used for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of Town infrastructure. This new item approved on first reading includes ordinances for the remaining five metro districts, Hess Ranch Metro Districts 4 through 8.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Toborg, Williams; Opposed: Poage)

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