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[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - May 17

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings

Lincoln Professional Park - Annexation and Zoning (4 Items)
Town Council approved four items related to the annexation and zoning of the Lincoln Professional Park property located in unincorporated Douglas County at the southeast corner of the intersection of Lincoln Road and Dransfeldt Road. This property is approximately 4.4 acres in size and is undeveloped, except for several dilapidated agricultural buildings. The adjacent properties and surrounding area are located inside the Town of Parker’s boundary. Town Council approved zoning as C-Commercial, which will permit future commercial development that includes retail, service and restaurant uses. In addition to two ordinances, this hearing included an Annexation Agreement and a Use by Special Review request, which was approved to permit a gasoline service station with convenience store on the property.
4 Items, Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Ordinances


Termination of Regional Hazardous Materials Board (2 Items)
In 2003, Town Council approved an ordinance adopting the Arapahoe/Douglas Counties Regional Hazardous Materials Board Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA). Currently, there is not a need for a board or the joint efforts that were necessary at the time of the 2003 IGA. Therefore, the jurisdictions that were party to the board have determined to terminate the board and agreement. Town Council passed an ordinance that enters the Town of Parker into a new agreement that terminates the prior IGA and board, as well as a resolution that adopts the amended Town of Parker Emergency Operations Plan, which now designates South Metro Fire Rescue Authority as the entity responsible for hazardous materials incidents within the Town.
2 Items, Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Resolutions


Right-of-Way Conveyance - Motsenbocker Road Improvements (2 Items)
Town Council passed two separate resolutions approving the acceptance of right-of-way property conveyances from both the Diocese of Colorado Springs and North Parker Investments, LLC, required for the construction of improvements to Motsenbocker Road located at the northwest corner of the Hess Road intersection. An ordinance authorizing Town staff to initiate the acquisition of these needed right-of-way parcel areas and easements was previously approved by Town Council in February 2021.
2 Items, Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Public Comment Hearing Procedure and Public Comment Policy
Town Council passed a resolution that revised Town Council Policy Statement 1-8 to allow public participation during Council Meetings via Zoom and to amend the public hearing procedure. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public comment and public hearings were conducted via Zoom. The former policy addressed public comments made in person, but did not address public comments made via Zoom. This resolution also makes revisions to the public hearing procedure to accommodate the new policy.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Discovery Park Concert Series - Alcohol Possession and Consumption
Town Council passed a resolution allowing alcohol possession and consumption at Discovery Park during the Summer Concert Series dates scheduled for Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26. The resolution allows alcohol possession and consumption (glass containers are prohibited) between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. on these event dates only.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Pointe Minor Development Plat Approval Extension
Town Council passed a resolution approving the request by Parker and Stroh L.L.C. for a partial waiver of the Municipal Code to allow for an extension of the approval for the Parker Point Minor Development Plat to Dec. 31, 2021. This development will create 15 commercial lots and a tract for stormwater detention with preservation of Kinney Creek open space on the site, which is located at the southeast corner of Parker Road and Stroh Road. The previous expiration date for the Minor Development Plat had been set for May 27, 2021. The applicant requested this extension in order to obtain a Letter of Credit from a new bank, which had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for June 7


Parker Road Traffic Responsive Phase 2 Agreement
An ordinance has been proposed to adopt an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Town of Parker to fund the expansion of traffic responsive operations in the community. CDOT would contribute $400,000 to the Town. Traffic responsive strategy allows traffic to be counted in real-time, and appropriate signal plans to match the flow are automatically selected. The strategy can identify differences in volume as well as heaviest direction of flow. Currently, 44 Town signals, including the 13 on Parker Road operated for the CDOT, operate under this strategy. Significant benefits have been observed in travel times.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Road Traffic Signal Maintenance Agreement
An ordinance has been proposed to adopt an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Town of Parker for continuation of Town operation and maintenance of Parker Road traffic signals. CDOT would reimburse the Town for this service at a rate of $49,920 per year. Each prior IGA was for a five-year term, with the current IGA expiring in 2021. Responsibilities would remain the same as the current arrangement.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Road Sidewalk Multi-Use Trail/Sidewalk Agreement
An ordinance has been proposed to adopt an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Town of Parker for state multi-modal funding for the construction of a trail/sidewalk and pedestrian bridge on the east side of Parker Road from Sulphur Gulch Trail to Parker Square Drive. This project is scheduled for construction in 2023.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

High Plains Trail Project (3 Items)
Three ordinances have been proposed related to the High Plains Trail project, which will include an overcrossing of Parker Road and connection to the existing Cherry Creek Trail on the west side of Parker Road. The ordinances include amendments to the Deed of Conservation Easements for both the 17-Mile House property and Norton property to allow the construction of the overcrossing, in addition to an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with Arapahoe County memorizing the transfer of funds from Parker to Arapahoe County in the amount of approximately $1,938,000 for project construction. The funds provided by the Town of Parker included prior contributions from Douglas County and the E-470 Authority.
3 Items, Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Cherry Creek at Dransfeldt Road Drainage and Flood Control Improvements Agreement
The Town of Parker, Mile High Flood District (MHFD) and Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority (CCBWQA) have identified Cherry Creek at Dransfeldt Road as a reach of major drainageway requiring repair and rehabilitation to support existing and future Town growth. The Town, MHFD and CCBWQA intend to partner in funding and managing the design and construction of the improvements through this proposed intergovernmental agreement (IGA).
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Contracts Over $100,000
One contract over the amount of $100,000 was awarded by Town Council:
1. A contract with Alfred Benesch & Company in the amount of $147,198.00 for on-call development construction inspection services for the Engineering and Public Works Department. This contract will provide inspection assistance to Town staff as they inspect public infrastructure constructed by developers, and will be funded by the Inspection Surcharge Fee approved by Town Council in March 2021.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

National Public Works Week Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation designating the week of May 16 through 22 as National Public Works Week in the Town of Parker. The American Public Works Association has celebrated National Public Works Week annually since 1960.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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