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Posted on: October 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Oct. 17

Town Council Meeting Update

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS


Public Hearings


Parker 2035 Master Plan Update=
Town Council approved a resolution enacting minor text updates to the Town of Parker 2035 Master Plan to include references and strategies relating to the Parker Road Corridor Plan that was adopted in 2019. The Master Plan is a living document that is updated from time to time to reflect relevant regulatory and policy updates.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage)

Ordinances


Municipal Code Amendment - Utilities Location and Design
Town Council approved an ordinance amending the Parker Municipal Code regarding the location and design of utilities for electric service to individual lots in connection with new development. The amendment to Parker’s utility standards is a response to the local electric utility, CORE, making efforts to revise its policy and standards for utility location and design in a manner that conflicts with those of the Town. 
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Business License Fee Removal
Town Council approved an ordinance eliminating a fee for all businesses who hold a Town of Parker business license. During the 2022 legislative session, the Colorado Legislature passed SB 22-032, which, in part, prohibits local taxing jurisdictions from charging a fee for a local business license to retailers that do not have a physical presence in the jurisdiction. This ordinance amends the Parker Municipal Code to comply with the change in state law. In addition, to create an equitable environment for those retailers that do have a physical presence within the Town, the ordinance eliminates the fees to apply for and renew a business license for all businesses. The fee for the license was $20 biennially. 
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)


Contracts Over $500,000


Harvie Open Space Access Improvements
Town Council approved a trade contractor agreement with T&M Construction in the amount of $910,934 for the Harvie Open Space Access Improvements Project. The Town acquired the Harvie Open Space property in 2017 from Douglas County. As part of the acquisition of the property, a conservation easement outlined the specific uses and activities allowed on the property. These uses include soft surface trails, picnic shelters, fencing, soft surface parking lot, restroom and signage. As part of the project, the intersection at Mainstreet and Canterberry Parkway needs to be modified to allow access to the new planned parking lot. This year, the access project was bid as a separate project to expedite the ordering of the signal poles, which have an extended lead time. The project construction is anticipated to start in November 2022 and be completed by June 2023.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)


CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Nov. 7


Pine Drive Drainage Facility and Access Easement
This proposed ordinance would dedicate a combined drainage facility and access easement over Town-owned property at the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Pine Drive. This easement has been requested to accommodate installation, maintenance and access to a necessary drainage facility. Douglas County is anticipating construction for the widening of Pine Drive north of Lincoln Avenue and needs the easement to support this regional transportation improvement. An ordinance is required to convey the combined drainage facility and access easement to Douglas County.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Land Development Ordinance Amendment - Expiration of Approvals
The Parker Land Development Ordinance (the LDO) contains standards for the amount of time that a land use approval is in effect until the applicant must record documents or receive permits. If an applicant does not complete required actions within the established time periods, the approval expires, and they must resubmit their application for development, repeat the development review process and hope to obtain Town approval again. During the past few years, Town staff has observed that a number of applicants have had difficulty in meeting the LDO standards for approval time with their projects. This proposed amendment will address this by: 1. Establishing longer initial approval timelines; 2. Establishing longer administrative extension timelines; and 3. Creating a formal extension approval process by Town Council with criteria.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Dransfeldt Road Widening Project - Statement of Intent to Acquire Property Interests
This proposed ordinance would provide notice of the Town’s intent to acquire right-of-way and easements necessary for the construction of the Dransfeldt Road Widening Project. The Town is currently in the design phase for this capital improvement project that will make roadway and sidewalk improvements to Dransfeldt Road between Pony Express Drive and Mainstreet. This roadway stretch will be widened from a 4-lane section to a 5-lane section. There are no improvements proposed to the two existing northbound lanes except for grinding minor irregularities of the concrete surface and restriping, but the existing southbound route will be widened to the west to gain a new shared thru/right-turn lane from Pony Express Drive through the intersection with Mainstreet. Additionally, the existing center lane that is reserved for left turns in both directions will remain unchanged except for grinding and restriping, and the existing sidewalks and associated curb ramps along the new outside southbound shared thru/right-turn lane will be reconstructed and widened. In order to accommodate the proposed improvements, acquisition of right-of-way and temporary construction easements are required from five commercial properties along the project limits. This ordinance authorizes staff and consultants to initiate the acquisition of the needed right-of-way and easements. Town staff and consultants will utilize good-faith negotiation with the affected property owners.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Coyle Property Annexation
Applicant Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. has submitted a petition to annex a 33.4-acre parcel of land known as the Coyle Property at the southeast corner of the intersection of Stroh Road and Crowfoot Valley Road into the Town of Parker. It is largely undeveloped except for a small single-family house and several accessory structures that are remnants of previous agricultural uses. The subject property is located at a major gateway into the Town from the south along the Crowfoot Valley Road corridor. On Sept. 6, Town Council approved a resolution determining that the property was eligible for annexation. The property owner and their development partner have submitted a rezoning application that is being processed concurrently with the Annexation Petition.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Town Manager Function and Duties
This proposed ordinance would amend the Municipal Code to add a new function and duty for the Town Manager to approve agreements for gifts or donations and clarifies that such gifts or donations shall be considered approved by ordinance when annual budgets are adopted.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Three-Mile Area Plan Adoption
Town Council passed a resolution approving the Town of Parker’s 2022 Three-Mile Area Plan. The Colorado Municipal Annexation Act of 1965 requires that municipalities prepare and adopt a Three-Mile Area Plan prior to annexing property into their territorial boundaries. The Town of Parker prepares an updated plan annually to comply with State law and support on-going annexation activity. This plan identifies unincorporated land that is located within three miles of Town boundaries, depicts the Town’s planning area and incorporates reference information for service provision.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Mark Six Business Subdivision Multi-Use Easement
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a multi-use utility easement covering drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for a portion of Lot 5, Mark Six Business Subdivision, Second Amendment. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The easements are necessary to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of drainage infrastructure to minimize flooding and protect the quality of stormwater runoff.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Crossroads Filing No. 2 Drainage Easement
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement covering drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for a portion of Lot A, Replat of Lot 1, Crossroads Filing No. 2. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The easements are necessary to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of drainage infrastructure to minimize flooding and protect the quality of stormwater runoff.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Douglas 234 Filing No. 6 Drainage Easement
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement covering drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for a portion of Lot 11A, Douglas 234 Filing No. 6, Amendment 1. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The easements are necessary to ensure the long-term operation and maintenance of drainage infrastructure to minimize flooding and protect the quality of stormwater runoff.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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

1. A trade contractor agreement with Communication Construction & Engineering in the amount of $315,934.78 for the Canterberry Parkway Redundant Fiber Optic Interconnect Project. The project consists of the installation of approximately 13,250 feet of fiber optic cabling and underground conduit to create a redundant fiber optic communication route in the Town. In addition, the fiber optic cable will eliminate existing radio communication to provide more consistent communication for traffic signal infrastructure. The existing fiber optic network in the Town was originally installed for traffic signal communications but has now evolved to carry data communications between Town facilities.

2. A contract modification with 53 Corporation in the amount of $347,581.69 for the stabilization of unsuitable materials performed during construction of improvements to the public stormwater detention pond near Cimarron Middle School. During construction of the new forebays within this pond, unsuitable subgrade material in excess of that anticipated was found onsite following removal of the original forebay. The existing material was not structurally sound enough to support the proposed infrastructure. This was addressed by removing all unsuitable material from the site and replacing it with suitable structurally sound material. This contract modification will compensate the contractor for this work. The modification also addresses a minor error in the concrete quantities provided by the Town’s design consultant that led to an underpayment for the concrete required for the improvements. The contract modification increased the cost of the project by $30,912.69.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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