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Posted on: November 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Nov. 7

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS

Agreements


My Mainstreet Development Agreement
Town Council approved a development agreement with Confluence Companies for the six downtown land parcels associated with the My Mainstreet Project. The overall project will result in a nearly $275-million public-private investment, which will be the largest development project in downtown Parker’s history. Development will feature a mix of commercial and residential uses that will help promote activity in downtown Parker, including several mixed-use developments. Also included in the project will be a public parking garage featuring at least 255 free public spaces to replace the PACE Center’s current surface-level lot. Additional parking will accompany each individual development, as required by Town code. Additionally, a new large outdoor public plaza space, as well as a new public park and open space buffer for the Parker Vista neighborhood, will be added to downtown. To help ensure this public-private partnership will be financially feasible, public investment will be utilized. All of these common funding sources will be generated by the project itself, and any public investment sources will also have maximum dollar and time limits. The next step in the My Mainstreet Project process will be a closing of the purchase of the properties by Confluence Companies, which is currently scheduled to occur by Dec. 14, 2022, followed by the Site Plan process beginning in 2023. A Public Open House will be required before the start of each individual development project. 
Approved 5-1 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero; Opposed: Poage)

Public Hearings


2023 Annual Budget
The first of two public hearings was held related to the request for Town Council approval for the Town of Parker’s proposed 2023 budget. Internal work on the 2023 budget began in mid-July. The second public hearing for the 2023 budget is scheduled for Dec. 5. In the General Fund, which is the main operational fund of the Town, operating expense growth is 15 percent due to continued recovery to pre-Covid levels and the impacts of inflation on Town purchases. Eight additional full-time employees are proposed to be added to the General Fund, with five of those positions in the Police Department, two in Parks and one in Public Works. An additional position would also be added to the Parks and Recreation Department.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Public Hearings - Continued to Feb. 21, 2023


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. Town Council voted to continue this item to its Feb. 21, 2023 meeting.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Ordinances

Pine Drive Drainage Facility and Access Easement
Town Council approved an ordinance dedicating a combined drainage facility and access easement over Town-owned property at the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Pine Drive. This easement was 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 was required to convey the combined drainage facility and access easement to Douglas County.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, 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. Town Council approved this LDO amendment to address the situation 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 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Dransfeldt Road Widening Project - Statement of Intent to Acquire Property Interests
Town Council approved an ordinance to 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 four-lane section to a five-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. 
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Town Manager Function and Duties
Town Council approved an ordinance amending the Municipal Code to add a new function and duty for the Town Manager that approves agreements for gifts or donations and clarifies that such gifts or donations shall be considered approved by ordinance when annual budgets are adopted.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Nov. 21


Contractor Registration Requirements
The Town of Parker has long required most types of contractors to be registered with the Building Division of the Community Development Department to perform construction work in the Town. This proposed ordinance, if approved, would expand the Town’s Contractor Registration Program to include additional types of contractors to be registered by the Building Division when doing construction work in the Town.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

2022 Annual Budget Revisions
This proposed ordinance would revise the Town of Parker’s 2022 Annual Budget. Supplemental expenditures total $13,280,835 and revenues total $16,679,835 for a net revision of (-)$3,399,000.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Pine Drive Slope Easement Vacations
This ordinance proposes to vacate two slope easements that were acquired to facilitate the construction of Pine Drive south of Mainstreet. The vacations have been requested by the property owner to accommodate development in these areas. The slope easements were acquired by the Town as part of an agreement in which the Town received right-of-way, easements and other property in exchange for removal of the property’s obligation for reimbursement for a portion of the cost to construct Pine Drive. Thus, with no direct payment associated with the acquisition of these slope easements, no reimbursement is proposed to be required for this vacation.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Cottonwood Meadows Tributary Agreement Amendment
The Town of Parker and the Mile High Flood District (MHFD), formerly the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, have identified the Cottonwood Meadows Tributary as a reach of major drainageway requiring rehabilitation to support existing and future Town growth. To this end, the Town and MHFD have executed an intergovernmental agreement for the design and construction of flood control improvements on Cottonwood Meadows Tributary. This ordinance proposes an amendment to this agreement that will bring in additional funds from the MHFD to complete funding for the construction of the project.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Upper Jordan Road Tributary at Bradbury Ranch Agreement Amendment
The Town of Parker and the Mile High Flood District (MHFD), formerly the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District, have identified the Upper Jordan Road Tributary  as a reach of major drainageway requiring rehabilitation to support existing and future Town growth. To this end, the Town and MHFD have executed an intergovernmental agreement for the design and construction of flood control improvements on Upper Jordan Road Tributary. This ordinance proposes an amendment to this agreement that will bring in additional funds from the MHFD to complete funding for the construction of the project.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Pikes Peak Drive Sidewalks Project - Statement of Intent to Acquire Property Interests
This proposed ordinance would provide notice of the Town’s intent to acquire needed permanent sidewalk easements and temporary construction easements for proposed improvements on Pikes Peak Drive between Mainstreet and the Sulphur Gulch Trail. The Town is currently in the design phase for an upcoming capital improvement project known as the Pikes Peak Drive Sidewalks Project. The project proposes to make sidewalk and pedestrian lighting improvements to Pikes Peak Drive between Mainstreet and the Sulphur Gulch Trail. The project’s main goal is to widen the existing sidewalk, which is not currently ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant and add pedestrian lighting to improve pedestrian mobility, capacity and comfort along this stretch of roadway. The improved sidewalk width will vary between six and eight feet, depending on existing site improvements and landscaping. Integral colored concrete sidewalks and pedestrian lighting like the adjacent section of Mainstreet will be utilized for consistency. The Town is currently anticipating construction of the improvements in 2023. This ordinance authorizes staff and consultants to initiate the acquisition of the needed permanent and temporary easements. 
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Olde Town at Parker 1A, First Amendment Drainage Easement Conveyance Acceptance
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement covering drainage improvements proposed with a site plan for Lot 3, Olde Town at Parker 1A, First Amendment. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The drainage 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 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Clarke Farms Subdivision Filing No. 2A Drainage Easement Conveyance Acceptance
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement covering drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for Tract F, Clarke Farms Subdivision Filing No. 2A. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The drainage 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 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Clarke Farms Subdivision Filing No. 2A Sidewalk Easement Conveyance Acceptance
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a sidewalk easement covering a public sidewalk proposed over a portion of Tract F, Clarke Farms Subdivision Filing No. 2A. The Town’s Engineering criteria requires that easements be dedicated over all pedestrian facilities associated with public roadways that are located on private property. The easements are necessary to ensure the long-term access and operation of the pedestrian facilities.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Mark Six Business Subdivision, 2nd Amendment Drainage Easement Conveyance Acceptance
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement covering drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for a portion of Mark Six Business Subdivision, 2nd Amendment. The Town’s Stormwater criterion requires that drainage easements be dedicated over all storm drainage facilities located on private property. The drainage 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 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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

1. A purchase order with Traffic Signal Controls, Inc. for procurement of seven traffic signal control cabinets in the amount of $112,258.00. Four cabinets will be utilized for replacing end of service life cabinets plus flashing yellow arrow conversions, one cabinet will be used for knockdown stock in case of emergency replacement, and two cabinets will be utilized for Town traffic signal capital improvement construction projects.

2. A trade contractor agreement with Interface Communication Company for the Crowfoot Valley Road - Bayou Gulch/Chambers Road traffic signal project in the amount of $332,334.00. The project consists of the installation of a span wire traffic signal at the Crowfoot Valley Road and Bayou Gulch/Chambers Road intersection

3. A contract with CORE Electric Cooperative for the for the lowering of an existing underground electrical line at the Harvie Open Space in the amount of $173,693. The Town Council approved a construction contract on Oct. 17 for the Harvie Open Space Access Improvements Project. To move forward with the project, an existing underground CORE electric line needs to be lowered to install the driveways to a new parking lot for the open space park.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

National American Indian Heritage Month Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation designating the month of November 2022 as National American Indian Heritage Month in the Town of Parker. Native American Awareness Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded by Congress and approved by President George Bush in August 1990, designating the month of November, as National American Indian Heritage Month.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Extra Mile Day Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation designating November 7, 2022 as Extra Mile Day in the Town of Parker. The Town of Parker is a community that acknowledges that a special vibrancy exists within the entire community when its individual citizens collectively “go the extra mile” in personal effort, volunteerism, and service. The Town acknowledges the mission of Extra Mile America to create 550 Extra Mile cities in America and is proud to support “Extra Mile Day.” 
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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