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Posted on: June 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - June 15

Town Council Meeting Update

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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Resolutions

  • Compark Village South - Expiration Date Extensions
    Town Council approved two resolutions granting extensions for several items related to the proposed Compark Village South subdivision project: 1.) An extension to the expiration date of the development’s Minor Development Plat (Filing No. 1) that creates the major infrastructure for the project, and approval of the associated Amended and Restated Subdivision Agreement; and 2.) An extension to the expiration date of the developments’ Final Plats - Compark Village South Filing No. 2 and Compark Village South Filing No. 2, Amendment No. 1 – that create single-family residential lots. These extensions were requested due to difficulties in obtaining financing for the project because of volatility in the bond market due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

Ordinances - Second Readings

  • Unclaimed Property Ordinance
    Town Council passed an ordinance revising the Parker Municipal Code to comply with changes required by State Bill 19-088 concerning the adoption of the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. In order for the provisions of the Act to not apply to a local government, the local government must adopt an ordinance relating to the disposition of property, which (1) requires the Town to hold the property for the owner for at least five years after it is presumed abandoned under C.R.S. 38-13-201(1)(j) (one year after the property becomes distributable); and (2) provides the State Treasurer with specified information concerning such property. This ordinance made those changes to Chapter 4.05 of the Parker Municipal Code, entitled Unclaimed Property.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Pedestrians on Medians and Shoulders
    Town Council passed an ordinance updating the Parker Municipal Code to address safety concerns with respect to pedestrians located on certain medians and shoulders on and along Town roadways. The Code section entitled “Solicitation on or Near Street or Highway” has been retitled as “Pedestrians On Medians and Shoulders” and has been modified to further detail the specific traffic flow considerations and operations, as well as the focus on the safety concerns of pedestrians, on certain medians and shoulders that pose a higher safety risk for pedestrian traffic.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

Public Hearings - Continued from May 18

  • Cherry Creek South Metropolitan Districts No. 10
    In October 2004, the Town Council approved a Consolidated Service Plan for Cherry Creek South Metropolitan District Nos. 2 – 11. At the time of Town approval of this Service Plan, it was anticipated that the metro districts would collectively undertake the financing and construction of the public improvements. However, as a result of the sale of the property to differing interests with differing development plans, it is no longer feasible or practicable for these districts to operate under the original service plan. In 2016, the Town Council approved an amended and restated consolidated service plan for District Nos. 2 and 3, and they operate independently from District Nos. 4-11. District Nos. 4- 11 submitted an application to amend and restate their service plans (one for District Nos. 4-6; one for District Nos. 7-9 and 11; and one for District No. 10), which were approved by Town Council via this ordinance. These plans were submitted and processed under the recently approved metropolitan district policies.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Cherry Creek South Metropolitan Districts No. 4-9 and 11
    In October 2004, the Town Council approved a Consolidated Service Plan for Cherry Creek South Metropolitan District Nos. 2 – 11. At the time of Town approval of this Service Plan, it was anticipated that the metro districts would collectively undertake the financing and construction of the public improvements. However, as a result of the sale of the property to differing interests with differing development plans, it is no longer feasible or practicable for these districts to operate under the original service plan. In 2016, the Town Council approved an amended and restated consolidated service plan for District Nos. 2 and 3, and they operate independently from District Nos. 4-11. District Nos. 4- 11 submitted an application to amend and restate their service plans (one for District Nos. 4-6; one for District Nos. 7-9 and 11; and one for District No. 10), which were approved by Town Council via this ordinance. These plans were submitted and processed under the recently approved metropolitan district policies.
    Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Williams; Recused: Poage)

  • Meadowlark Metropolitan District
    Town Council approved one resolution and one ordinance proposing an amended and restated Service Plan and Intergovernmental Agreement with Meadowlark Metropolitan District. The Town originally approved the Service Plan for the Meadowlark District in 2018. The District wished to amend and restate its service plan to conform to the Town’s updated special district policy and model service plan. As part of that process, the District also wished to amend and restate its Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town.
    Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Williams; Recused: Poage)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for July 6

  • Parker Auto Plaza Planned Development
    The applicant, EVT Parker Colorado, L.L.C., has been pursuing the development of a vacant property located at the southwest corner of Parker Road and Pine Lane for the past two to three years. To implement the mixed-use development concept, the applicant is proposing to create a new Parker and Pine Mixed Use Planned Development (PD) zone district by removing Block 3, Lot 1 of Parker Auto Plaza Filing 1 from the Parker Auto Plaza PD. The new PD would update the list of permitted uses to accommodate and promote retail/restaurant/service uses on the majority of the site and allow multi-family residential use on a portion of the site. A second proposed ordinance related to this issue would rezone the property to PD-Planned Development if approved.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Community Development Block Grant Program Intergovernmental Agreement
    Douglas County and the Town of Parker previously participated in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program but opted out of the program in June 2016. The County notified the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in April 2020 of its intention to requalify as an Urban County for the CDBG Program starting in Fiscal Year 2021 through 2023. The Town of Parker qualifies as a “Metropolitan City” and has the option of deferring participation or accepting participation in the CDBG Program as a “Metropolitan City” or by entering into a partnership with Douglas County as a unit of general local government. The latter option would be done through the execution of a proposed Intergovernmental Agreement. The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Unauthorized Camping in Floodplains
    An amendment has been proposed to add a section to the Parker Municipal Code addressing the safety concerns with respect to camping in floodplains and the potential for property damage and injury or death to human life. The safety issues related to camping in areas that may be prone to flooding include not only those risks to the individuals engaged in the unauthorized camping, but also the potential property damage or personal injury that might be caused by those individuals’ possessions during a flooding event.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

  • Parker Planning Commission Appointments
    Town Council made appointments to the Parker Planning Commission via resolution. Appointments included three regular members (John Howe, Richard Foerster and Kimberly Rodell) and three alternate members (Susan Caudill, Tracie Manske and Anthony Matthews). The terms, three years for regular members and one year for alternate members, will commence on July 1.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Development-Related User Fee Schedule and Administrative Code Fee Schedule
    During the implementation analysis of the previously adopted Development-Related User Fee Schedule and Administrative Code Fee Schedule, staff identified numerous changes that needed to be made, all consistent with the Comprehensive User Fee Study undertaken by the Town. Staff identified duplicate Building Division fees, which needed to be removed, and also determined that the appropriate sign program fees were not included in the original fee schedule. Finally, certain fees from the Building Division development review section were re-categorized and moved to the Planning Division development review section.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

  • Contracts Over $100,000
    Three contracts over the amount of $100,000 were awarded by Town Council:
    1. A contract with Colorado Mechanical Systems, Inc. in the amount of $172,688 for the replacement of the chiller system in Town Hall. Over the past several years, the existing chiller has experienced an increase in service-related issues and maintenance costs. The existing chiller at Town hall has been in operation for over 18 years, while the typical life cycle for a scroll-type chiller is 15 years.
    2. A contract with Rocky Mountain Turf Solutions, Inc. in the amount of $120,648 for the replacement of the indoor sports field surface at the Fieldhouse. The existing synthetic turf surface is eight years old and in need of replacement, showing extreme wear and tear and separated seams causing significant safety issues.
    3. A contract with Axon Enterprise, Inc. in the amount of $185,136 for software support and maintenance of the Parker Police Department’s body worn camera, fleet and interview room camera programs. This contract covers year two of the five-year program.
    Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Williams)

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