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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Oct. 19

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

Ordinances

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. Town Council approved this ordinance that will allow the Town to establish these updated parks dedication standards, including a table of parks amenity options and requirements. Residential developers will be required 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 Community Development Block Grant Intergovernmental Agreement
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 Town Council has declined to accept HUD’s amendments and repealed Ordinance No. 9.318 via this newly approved ordinance.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Poage, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Lewis)

Douglas County IMPACT Unit Memorandum of Understanding
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 its 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. Via this approved ordinance, Town Council approved 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
Town Council approved this ordinance entering the Town of Parker 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. This ordinance that was approved by Town Council makes amendments to Chapter 4.03 of the Parker Municipal Code to allow the Town to capture local sales tax on these sales.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Nov. 2

Roadway Design and Construction Criteria Manual
This ordinance proposes a technical revision to the Town of Parker’s Roadway Design and Construction Criteria Manual. Proposed revisions include changes to pavement design criteria and surface asphalt requirements. These revisions were provided in a formal referral to all applicable referral agencies, as well as to the Development Liaison Committee. No objections to these proposed revisions were raised by any reviewers.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

City of Lone Tree Police Dispatch Services IGA
The Town of Parker and City of Lone Tree have been engaged in discussions regarding the current Intergovernmental Dispatch Services Agreement (Dispatch IGA). Based upon those discussions, the parties are seeking amendments to the current Dispatch IGA that are generally administrative in nature, as well as to update budget calculations and timelines.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Municipal Court Jury Fee
Town staff has proposed an update to the Parker Municipal Code related to the Municipal Court’s jury fee, for purposes of complying with the State’s Municipal Court Rules. Upon review, it was determined that the Town’s current jury fee of $45 listed in the Municipal Code is not consistent with the State’s Municipal Court Rules. Though the Town is a home-rule municipality, based on the legal authority, the Town must still abide by the State’s fee of $25 for the jury fee in Municipal Court.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Display, Consumption or Use of Marijuana in Public Places
Town staff has proposed an update to the Parker Municipal Code related to display, consumption or use of marijuana in public places, specifically to update the penalty associated with a violation to keep consistency within the Municipal Code. The current section of the Municipal Code does not list a specific penalty for a conviction, guilty plea, or no contest. Under Municipal Code Section 8.01.040, there are general penalties established for various violations under Title 8. However, the other provisions in Chapter 8.08 with respect to violations involving marijuana limit the punishment to a fine of “not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).” For consistency, staff has proposed to amend the Code to include the same punishment for Section 8.08.060 as the other Code provisions related to marijuana violations.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Back 40 Gun and Archery Range Use by Special Review Extension
Town Council approved a request by Parker Homestead Investments, LLC to extend the duration of its Use by Special Review approval for an indoor archery and gun range. The approved resolution provides a Partial Waiver of the Municipal Code to extend the Use by Special Review approval located at the Parker Homestead Filing No. 1, First Amendment, Tract A through Dec. 31, 2021. The property owner has indicated that they need additional time to respond to market challenges associated with COVID-19.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Parker Mainstreet Partners Multi-Tenant Retail and Office Building Site Plan Extension
Town Council approved a request by Parker Mainstreet Partners, LLC to extend the duration of its Site Plan approval for a multi-tenant retail and office building on Mainstreet in the western section of Downtown. The approved resolution provides a Partial Waiver of the Municipal Code to extend the Site Plan approval located at Lot 31B-2, Block 1, Twenty Mile Village Filing No. 2, 13th Amendment through Dec. 31, 2021. The property owner has indicated that they need additional time to respond to market challenges associated with COVID-19.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

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