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Posted on: September 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Sept. 3

Town Council Meeting Update

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Public Hearings


2019 Town Budget Revisions
The following revisions to the Town’s 2019 Annual Budget were approved by Town Council:

1. A $500,000 fund transfer from the Recreation Fund for the H2O’Brien renovation project.

2. A $1,618 increase in revenues and expenditures in the General Fund related to a contribution from the COPPS organization for surgery to one of the Town’s K9s, as well as an additional increase of $2,033 for a contribution of a RAD System Aggressor suit from the Rotary Club of Parker for training the K9 units.

3. A $9,900 increase in revenues and expenditures in the Cultural Fund for the in-kind contribution of the floor refinish at the PACE Center.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Creature Comforts Pet Hotel - Use by Special Review for Exotic Pet Boarding
The subject property is developed with the existing Pine Lane Plaza multi-tenant commercial building located at the northwest corner of Parker Road and Pine Lane. The applicant, Creature Comforts Pet Hotel, requested a Use by Special Review (UBSR) approval to allow an exotic pet boarding facility. The boarding facility will also have an accessory retail element for the sale of items such as pet treats, beds, harnesses, etc. Town Council approved the UBSR request.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act Amendment
In 2006, the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act was adopted in an effort to protect nonsmokers from involuntary exposure to smoke from tobacco and marijuana in most indoor areas open to the public. The Town of Parker adopted ordinances in compliance with these restrictions. House Bill 19-1076 recently amended the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act to include stricter requirements regarding signage related to minors, prohibits minors’ access to cigar-tobacco bars and retail tobacco businesses including vaping establishments, and allows municipalities to increase the minimum distance from which an individual is permitted to smoke near the entryway of specified businesses and public buildings from 15 feet to 25 feet. The amended Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act also tightens up restrictions on secondhand emissions in workplaces by requiring all employers to prohibit smoking of any type in the workplace. Hotels and motels are no longer listed as an exception under the new legislation and are no longer permitted to have smoking rooms. Town Council approved this ordinance that adopts the State’s new regulations.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg; Opposed: Rivero)

Municipal Campaign Finance Complaints
This ordinance that was approved by Town Council adds a new section entitled Municipal Campaign Finance Complaints to the Parker Municipal Code that addresses the requirements of Senate Bill 19-232, which requires that any campaign finance complaint arising out of a municipal campaign matter be filed exclusively with the clerk of the applicable municipality.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Noise Regulations
This ordinance that was approved by Town Council amends the Noise Regulations section of the Parker Municipal Code to allow loudspeakers or public address systems during the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for both commercial and non-commercial purpose. The Municipal Code previously prohibited the use of outdoor loudspeakers and public address systems between those hours for a noncommercial purpose, and at any time of day if it is for any commercial purpose. At the study session on Aug. 12, Town Council directed staff to bring forward an ordinance to allow outdoor loudspeakers and public address systems during the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. (regardless of whether it was for a commercial purpose or non-commercial purpose) while staff gathers information on other possible noise regulations to address the use of loudspeakers in the downtown area by local businesses (outdoor bands, music, etc.).
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Items to Be Continued to Sept. 16 Town Council Meeting


American Academy School Resource Officer IGA
The Town entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with American Academy, a component unit of the Douglas County School District, to make available a police officer to function as a School Resource Officer (SRO) for American Academy’s Motsenbocker and Lincoln Meadows campuses. The School Resource Officer will provide services to include law enforcement, counseling and education at both campuses. This proposed ordinance would set the reimbursement share rate of the Town’s costs to make a police officer available as the SRO. The share rate would be 50 percent.
Approved 5-0 to Continue to Sept. 16 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Elementary and Middle School Marshall Program IGA
The Town previously entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Douglas County School District to make available its police officers to function as School Marshal Officers (SMOs) at district elementary schools in addition to four (4) charter schools within the District: Challenge to Excellence, Global Village Academy, Parker Performing Arts School and Leman Academy. Per this proposed amended agreement, DCSC will pay the Town $84,000 towards the costs of the School Marshall Program and an additional $10,400 per charter school ($45,600).
Approved 5-0 to Continue to Sept. 16 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

CONSENT AGENDA

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements 


Stormwater Property Conveyance - Lincoln Meadows Filing No. 1, Third Amendment
Town Council approved two resolutions resulting in the acceptance of the conveyance of Tracts B and C, Lincoln Meadows Filing No. 1, Third Amendment. The development currently consists of the American Academy Charter School and ground for future development. The site also contains a major stormwater conveyance channel along portions of its east and south property lines. This channel stretches from Dransfeldt Road to Twenty Mile Road, eventually draining to a culvert under Twenty Mile Road into a regional stormwater detention pond. This basin includes most of the industrial and commercial areas east of Dransfeldt Road, stretching east of Parker Road in some locations. Because much of this area was developed prior to the institution of modern drainage standards, these properties were not constructed with proper water quality or detention facilities. The channel helps convey runoff from this area to the regional pond west of Twenty Mile Road, which provides the necessary stormwater detention and water quality for these areas
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

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