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Posted on: October 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Oct. 5

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PUBLIC HEARINGS / SECOND READINGS

Public Hearings

Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan
Town Council adopted via resolution the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan, which establishes a coordinated land-use transportation framework for the future development of 125 acres of undeveloped land located at the intersection of Chambers and Hess Roads. This plan will guide future development in the area with the goal of achieving a balance of land uses to serve existing residents, future neighborhoods and the shopping needs of the southern section of Town accessible through multi-modal connections.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

2020 Town of Parker Budget
Town Council approved an ordinance to increase the Town’s Public Improvement Fund’s revenue by $12,860,000 to account for the transfer of funds from Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR) from the loan agreement from Chase Bank which closed on Sept. 4. In coordination with PAR, the Town of Parker developed a capital projects list for the Parker Central Area, which could be funded through the urban renewal area. The process in which the project list was developed included reviewing the Town’s capital list and identifying projects within the urban renewal boundaries, and then PAR evaluated the projects based on eliminating or reducing blight. The capital project list was finalized in June 2020. The project list includes eight projects, totaling $12,750,000. To fund these projects, PAR entered into a loan agreement with Chase Bank. The projects would need to be substantially complete within 3 years. The funds from the loan will be transferred to the Town of Parker in the Public Improvements Fund. This budget amendment will increase the revenue. The projects are part of the 2021 capital budget.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Belford North Metro District Intergovernmental Agreement - First Amendment
Town Council approved an ordinance and resolution that results in an amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Town of Parker and the Belford North Metropolitan District. In March 2018, the Town Council approved the original service plan for Belford North Metropolitan District, which now serves as the commercial district for the Belford project. Belford South Metropolitan District serves as the residential district. Per this amended IGA, the District shall impose a property tax of 5 mills, which shall be remitted to the Town and used for the purpose of funding capital costs or the costs of maintenance of the Town infrastructure.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Belford South Metro District Intergovernmental Agreement - Second Amendment
Town Council approved an ordinance and resolution that results in an amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Town of Parker and the Belford South Metropolitan District. In March 2016, the Town Council approved the original service plan for Belford South Metropolitan District, which now serves as the residential district for the Belford project. Per the amended IGA, the District shall impose a property tax of 5 mills, which shall be remitted to the Town and used for the purpose of funding capital costs or the costs of maintenance of the Town infrastructure.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Recused: Poage)

Ordinances

Tobacco Smoking Restrictions
Town Council approved an ordinance to amend Section 6.02.040 of the Parker Municipal Code to comply with HB 20-1001, which raised the minimum age of a person to whom tobacco products may be sold from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Section 2 of HB 20-1001 includes revisions to the signage that must be displayed by retail tobacco businesses and cigar-tobacco bars concerning this new minimum age restriction. This ordinance amends Section 6.02.040 of the Parker Municipal Code to provide for the same revisions to the signage requirements as HB 20-1001.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Parker Road Sidewalks Project Intergovernmental Agreement
Town Council approved an ordinance for an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to receive state multi-modal funding for the construction of a trail/sidewalk on the west side of Parker Road from the Hilltop Road/Twenty Mile Road intersection to the Hess Road intersection.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Green Acres Tributary Improvements
Town Council approved this ordinance that results in an amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Town of Parker and the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) regarding improvements to Green Acres Tributary at the Compark Village South development. This amendment codifies the construction costs for these developer-funded improvements that will be constructed by MHFD at no cost to the Town.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Public Hearings - Items To Be Continued to Nov. 2

Bowey Property - Annexation and Zoning
The Town of Parker has proposed an enclave annexation of the Bowey Property, a 48.9-acre Douglas County enclave located at the northeast corner of Parker Road and Pine Drive. The zoning would be given the A-Agricultural District designation. The proposed zoning will ensure that the use of the Bowey Property for agricultural uses may continue, until the Bowey Property is developed. The public hearing to change the zoning of the property is scheduled for Nov. 2.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Oct. 12

Parks, Trails, Open Space and Schools Dedications
The Town of Parker Land Development Ordinance (LDO) requires that new residential development incorporate parks, trails, open space and, where necessary, schools depending upon the nature of the development proposal. The current Parks Dedication Standards (the Standards) for new residential development in Section 13.07.140 of the LDO were adopted in 2001 and updated in 2005. In 2018, the Community Development and Parks and Recreation Departments determined that the Standards were in need of updating. In 2019, the two departments commissioned a study to analyze the Standards and provide recommendations for improving them. Staff from both departments presented the resulting Parks Dedication Standards Update Recommendations Report to Town Council in fall 2019, and were directed to confirm Council support by a resolution adopted by Council in December 2019. This proposed ordinance will allow the Town to establish these updated parks dedication standards, including a table of parks amenity options and requirements. Residential developers would have to address the updated parks amenity standards in the planning and design of future residential development proposals if the ordinance is adopted.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Repeal of Ordinance No. 9.318, Community Development Block Grant IGA
On July 6, 2020, the Town Council approved Ordinance No. 9.318, accepting the Community Development Block Grant Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Douglas County, which committed the Town to participate as a unit of local government in the CDBG program for the fiscal years 2021-23. The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rejected the CDBG IGA previously approved by Town Council and submitted required amendments. Town Council has declined to accept HUD’s amendments. Therefore, staff is recommending repeal of Ordinance No. 9.318.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Douglas County IMPACT Unit MOU
The Town entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to make available an officer to function as a member of their Impact Unit, a multi-organizational team that was created to distinctively address hard-to-solve crimes that are committed by semi-organized, habitual or career criminals who commit crimes with a repeat or “pattern” in Douglas County. Additionally, the Impact Unit addresses quality of life issues, emerging crime trends and identifies problem areas throughout Douglas County. This proposed ordinance would approve the unit’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the Sheriff’s Office, Town of Parker, City of Lone Tree and Town of Castle Rock.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Sales and Use Tax Software IGA
This proposed ordinance would allow the Town of Parker to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the Colorado Department of Revenue to allow state collection of sales tax for the Town of Parker. Senate Bill 19-006 required the Department of Revenue to implement a system for accepting and processing returns and payments for the sales and use tax levied by state and local tax jurisdictions (SUTS System). To support the SUTS System, the Office of Information Technology will implement a global information system (GIS) database to house and maintain sales tax districts and boundaries and to calculate sales and use tax rates for individual addresses.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Local Sales Tax Collection on Remote Sales
The Supreme Court Wayfair decision provides the Town of Parker a legal basis for capturing local sales tax on remote sales, subject to amendments to Chapter 4.03 of the Parker Municipal Code that have been proposed via this ordinance.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Parker and Pine Filing No. 1 Minor Development Plat - Subdivision Agreement Amendment
Town Council approved this first amendment to the Subdivision Agreement for the Parker and Pine Filing No. 1 Minor Development Plat. This item includes improvements to the intersection of Parker Road and Pine Lane, as well as the intersection of Pine Lane and Twenty Mile Road. The improvements will be constructed at no cost to the Town.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Application for 2021 Department of Local Affairs Peace Officers Mental Health Support Grant
Police officers should be provided critical mental health services, as well as continued education and training on how to prevent and treat job related trauma. The Peace Officer Mental Health Grant will allow commissioned officers to receive up to three mental health counseling services per year, in addition to services currently provided by the Town’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). These critical services will allow officers to access the latest and most effective treatment from everyday stressors, to critical incidents, and post-traumatic stress. The Peace Officer Mental Health Grant will also allow for an additional 30 hours of specialized mental health training designed to prevent on-the-job trauma. As an additional benefit, the Peace Officer Mental Health Grant will also provide new training and advanced training to the Parker Police Department Peer Support Program.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Contracts Over $100,000
One contract over the amount of $100,000 was awarded by Town Council:
1. A contract modification with Stone & Concrete, Inc. in the amount of $100,000 for a revised total of $1,245,000 for the Townwide Concrete Replacement Program. This annual contract has been established as a maintenance program to replace dilapidated concrete infrastructure throughout the Town. Additionally, this program is utilized to remove, replace and update concrete in residential subdivisions scheduled for pavement preservation programs.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

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