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Posted on: March 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - March 1

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

Resolutions

Mayor Pro Tem / Acting Mayor Appointments
Town Council passed a resolution appointing Councilmember John Diak as Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember Cheryl Poage as Acting Mayor. The Mayor Pro Tem position serves as Mayor in the event of the absence or disability of Parker’s Mayor, while the Acting Mayor fulfills these same duties during the absence or disability of both the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Trail Easement Acceptance - Lemon Gulch Trail
Town Council passed a resolution approving and accepting a recreational trail easement agreement with Parker Water & Sanitation District to allow the future construction of the Lemon Gulch Trail connection across the District’s property. This future trail connection, including an undercrossing of Stroh Road and construction of a “low-water crossing” of the existing Lemon Gulch drainageway, will provide a regional connection from the Meadow Lark subdivision, currently under construction, to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail that runs just north of Stroh Ranch Soccer Park. Additional trail easements will be necessary near the southern portion of the Lemon Gulch Trail to facilitate the low-water crossing and connection to the existing Lemon Gulch Trail within the Meadow Lark subdivision. Final design and engineering of this trail and cost estimates have not been completed at this time.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Investment Advisory Committee Appointments
Town Council reappointed via resolution members of the Town’s Investment Advisory Committee whose terms had expired. The Investment Advisory Committee consists of a Councilmember, the Town Finance Director, Town Administrator and two community financial professionals. The term of the Councilmember (John Diak) expired Dec. 31, 2020, while the term of one of the community financial professionals (Robert Agan) expired Dec. 31, 2019. Agan continued to serve on the Committee through 2020. Mayor Jeff Toborg, Councilmember Diak and Finance Director Mary Lou Brown interviewed Agan in February 2021 and recommend officially reappointing him to the Committee. Robert’s new term will run up to and including Dec. 31, 2023. Diak was also reappointed as the Councilmember representative for the term that expires Dec. 31, 2021.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for March 22

Compark Boulevard at Upland Drive Property Annexation
The Town of Parker proposes to annex a Town-owned portion of Compark Boulevard right-of-way (ROW) between Upland Drive on the west and Prairie Trail on the east, which is located in unincorporated Douglas County within the Compark Village Planned Development (PD) and is approximately 600 feet in length. The Town has maintained this section of roadway since 2018 as a result of adjacent property annexations that required the Town to utilize this section of Compark Boulevard to access and maintain the previously annexed Upland Drive roadway area. On Nov. 12, 2019, Douglas County deeded this segment of Compark Boulevard to the Town. On Aug. 3, 2020, the Town Council accepted ownership of this segment of Compark Boulevard by resolution. On Feb. 1, 2021, Town Council approved a resolution determining that the Annexation Petition substantially complies with requirements and set a public hearing for March 15, 2021 (meeting has been rescheduled for March 22) on the eligibility of the subject property to be annexed into the Town, as provided by State law.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Dransfeldt Road Extension Project Intergovernmental Agreement
This proposed ordinance concerns an amendment to the current intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Douglas County for the advancement of the proposed Dransfeldt Road extension project design effort. This IGA amendment is needed to formalize negotiations and jointly fund the continuing design effort. The proposed roadway project is an important component to the Parker area’s long-term roadway transportation plan. Due to a portion of the proposed roadway extension being located in unincorporated Douglas County, the project needs to be coordinated with Douglas County.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

2021 Town of Parker Budget Revision
This proposed ordinance concerns a revision to the Town’s 20201 Annual Budget. Revisions for the current year budget are submitted to Town Council for consideration several times per year. This ordinance covers two categories of adjustments: carryovers, which are the reappropriation of unspent appropriation from the prior year for projects that cover multiple years, and amendments, which consist of additional or new appropriation requests that were not anticipated at the time of the development of the budget. Carryover appropriations in this revision total $28,504,422, and supplemental expenditures total $175,500.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Municipal Election Code Amendment
This proposed ordinance, if approved, would bring the Parker Municipal Code into conformance with the Municipal Election Code. In 2000, the Town Charter was amended to allow elections to be coordinated with Douglas County. Since 2000, Douglas County has conducted the Town’s November elections under the Uniform Election Code. The Town will be holding a special election on April 20, 2021. Since this election is not being held in November, the Town will not be able to coordinate the election with Douglas County under the Uniform Election Code, and it must instead be held under the Municipal Election Code. The Municipal Election Code has not been amended since the last time the Town held an election under the code. If approved, this proposed ordinance would bring the Parker Municipal Code into conformance with the Municipal Election Code, specifically Section 2.06.030, which addresses write-in candidates and the ability to cancel elections if the number of candidates does not exceed the number of offices to be filled at the election.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Lemon Gulch Improvements Funding Intergovernmental Agreement
This proposed ordinance would amend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement between the Town and the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) to codify the funding and construction of major drainageway improvements to Lemon Gulch associated with the Looking Glass development. The improvements to Lemon Gulch will be 100% funded by the Looking Glass developer and constructed by MHFD as a Fee-in-Lieu project.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Noise Ordinance Update
This proposed ordinance would update the Parker Municipal Code and further clarify the sections of the Code dealing with noise regulations. The amendments will address updated standards for the regulation of noise and sound, as well as various prohibitions and exceptions based on prior discussions with Town Council. The proposed standards are based upon information and recommendations from sound engineering consultants CENSEO AV+Acoustics.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

CARES Act Funding Intergovernmental Agreement
This proposed ordinance would extend an existing Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Towns of Parker, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Castle Pines and Larkspur and Douglas County regarding the distribution of funds under the CARES Act to Feb. 1, 2022. The purpose of the initial IGA was to establish the structure for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred by the aforementioned parties in compliance with the CARES Act.
Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Contracts Over $100,000
Four contracts over the amount of $100,000 was awarded by Town Council: 

1. A contract with Barbizon in the amount of $358,293 for the theater rigging system renovation project at the PACE Center. Barbizon was accepted as a select source vendor for this project through the approval by Town Council via resolution on Feb. 16, 2021.

2. A contract with Elite Surface Infrastructure in the amount of $1,446,279.70 for the Townwide Roadway Reconstruction Project. Work by this company will include removal and reconstruction of Nate’ Drive from J. Morgan Boulevard to Hess Road.

3. A contract with Stanley Consulting, Inc. in the amount of $136,550 for the Townwide Roadway Reconstruction Program. Stanley Consulting, Inc., will provide construction management, inspection and material testing services for the project detailed above.

4. A contract with Terracare Associates, LLC in the amount of $101,434 for median maintenance services of the Town’s roadway medians and right-of-way areas. This contract was up for renewal. All medians and right-of-way areas require bi-weekly and monthly maintenance management of landscaping, turf and hardscape.

Approved 4-0 (In Favor: Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

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