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Posted on: September 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Sept. 20

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 the day after every Town Council Meeting.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Second Readings

Newlin Gulch Drainage and Flood Control Improvements
Town Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Mile High Flood District for the design and construction of flood control improvements for Newlin Gulch at Recreation Drive, a reach of major drainageway requiring rehabilitation to support existing and future Town growth. This reach of drainageway is adjacent to both the Parker Recreation Center and Challenger Park and includes the existing stream crossing of Recreation Drive. The reach is prone to flooding the surrounding parks, drive aisles, and parking lots during minor storm events due to a bottleneck downstream of the roadway crossing.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Municipal Code Update - Electric Devices on Town Trails Network
With the increase in public usage of devices such as electrical assisted bicycles (e-bikes), electric skateboards, electric scooters, and other similar electric devices on trails, Town Council voted to update the Municipal Code provisions to be consistent with other municipalities and to adapt to the changing nature of outdoor recreation. Additionally, it has come to the attention of staff that, while the Parks Rules and Regulations specify that the speed limit on trails 15 miles per hour, the Municipal Code provision only included the 15-mile-per-hour speed limit on “all roadways and parking areas within park lands….” The definition of “Director” also was updated to the current title, in addition to a few other updates that reflect current regulations and procedures.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Model Traffic Code Update - Electric Devices on Town Trails Network
Based on the updates to the Park Regulations Chapter in the aforementioned ordinance, the Municipal Code’s adoption of the Model Traffic Code was impacted and also needed to be updated. Section 7.01.020 of the Municipal Code, which is the provision adopting the Model Traffic Code, was amended with respect to the section specific to electric personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs).
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Resolutions

Civic Center Filing No. 1 Exemptions
Town Council approved an Exemption Plat for the 3.184-acre site located at the southeast corner of Mainstreet and Pine Drive. The Civic Center Filing No. 1, 2nd Amendment Exemption Plat replats the existing vacant land and parking lot used for the PACE Center. The existing parking lot will be platted as lot 2B and consist of a total of 1.766 acres. The existing vacant land will be platted as lot 2A and consist of 1.418 acres.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Lincoln Professional Park Property Assignment and Assumption Agreement
On May 17, 2021, Town Council approved ordinances annexing and zoning the Lincoln Professional Park property. The annexation agreement for the property required that the deed transferring the property from the prior owners to the new owner, Plaza Street Partners, be recorded after the recordation of the annexation and zoning ordinances and the annexation agreement. However, the deed was recorded before the recordation of the annexation and zoning ordinances and the annexation agreement. Town Council approved via this resolution an Assignment and Assumption Agreement to correct this error.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Public Hearings

Newlin Crossing Metro District
The Town received an application for approval of a service plan and intergovernmental agreement for the Newlin Crossing Metropolitan District. Under the terms of the intergovernmental agreement, the District agrees to impose a property tax of 5 mills, which will be remitted to the Town for the planning, design, financing, acquisition, construction, operation and maintenance of the Town’s infrastructure. Town Council approved the Service Plan via resolution and the intergovernmental agreement via ordinance.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero; Recused: Poage)

Items Continued to Oct. 18

High Plains Trail Maintenance Agreement
The High Plains Trail project is a regional partnership between the Town of Parker, Douglas County, Arapahoe County and the City of Aurora (The Partners Group) to design, construct and maintain a one-mile trail gap that will connect the Cherry Creek Trail to the High Plains Regional Trail at the Douglas/Arapahoe county line. A prior funding agreement approved by Town Council on June 7, 2021, between Arapahoe County and the Town of Parker requires a maintenance agreement to transfer the funds between the agencies. Staff recommends approval of this proposed maintenance agreement so the County can start the construction process for the project.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

CONSENT AGENDA

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

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

1. A construction contract with IREA (now Core Electric Coop) in the amount of $228,000 for relocation of overhead powerlines related to construction of the High Plains Trail project. Relocation of these powerlines will help accommodate a new bridge and trail across Parker Road.

Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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