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Posted on: March 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - March 6

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS


Public Hearings - Continued to April 3


Gladys O’Brien House Minor Development Plat
The applicant, the Parker Authority for Reinvestment (P3), is proposing a Minor Development Plat (MDP) for a .40-acre parcel located at 11017 South Pikes Peak Drive in the downtown area. The proposed MDP would address the issue that the subject property is unplatted and create a legal lot of record as is required by Municipal Code. Town Council voted to continue this item to its April 3, 2023 meeting.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Public Hearings


O’Brien Park L1 Site Plan
Town Council approved a site plan application from the Town for landscaping and urban design improvements to O’Brien Park that are focused on the west, south, and east sides of the Park, which front public roads. On the south side, the Town will improve the Mainstreet frontage by removing the existing fence adjacent to the street and install landscaping and hardscape elements that improve the urban design of the park along Mainstreet and guide pedestrians to the intersection of Mainstreet and Victorian Drive. On the west side, the Town will improve the Parker Road frontage with raised berms and additional landscaping; however, an existing pipeline easement limits the opportunity for additional improvements. On the east side, the Town will improve the Victorian drive frontage with additional landscaping and hardscape elements.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Harvie Open Space Site Plan
Town Council approved a site plan application from the Town for public access improvements to the Harvie Open Space property. Planned improvements include a trail(s), shade shelter, restroom and parking lot. The subject property is located at the eastern limit of the Town on the north side of the intersection of Mainstreet and Canterberry Parkway.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Ordinances


Town of Foxfield Municipal Court Services - Intergovernmental Agreement
Town Council approved the Second Replacement Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to operate a combined municipal court with the Town of Foxfield. The Towns of Parker and Foxfield entered into an IGA on July 23, 1996, and a Replacement IGA on June 16, 2011, to operate a combined municipal court. The Town of Parker has been compensated by retaining the court costs assessed against Foxfield tickets. Parker and Foxfield elected to continue with the operation of a combined municipal court.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)


CONSENT AGENDA


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for March 20


2023 Revised Annual Budget
Budget adjustments for the current year are submitted to Council for consideration several times per year, as needed. Adjustments fall into two categories: carryovers and supplemental amendments. Carryovers are the reappropriation of unspent, budgeted funds from the prior year into the current year. They include multi-year capital projects for which the full project cost is budgeted in the first year. Supplemental amendments consist of additional or new appropriation requests that were not anticipated at the time the budget was developed. This proposed budget revision includes the following adjustments:

  • Supplemental Expenditures: $1,219,515
  • Carryovers: $40,121,590
  • Total Expenditures: $41,341,105
  • Supplemental Revenue: $559,191
  • Net Revision: $40,781,941

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

Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority Dissolution
The Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority plans to transition the coordination of administrative recreational functions at Rueter-Hess Reservoir, including scheduling, programming day-to-day operations, trail maintenance and patrol, by terminating the existing Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) governing the reservoir’s management and entering into a new IGA that names Douglas County as the Managing Jurisdiction. This new IGA would dissolve the current Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority and replace it with an Advisory Board.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Appointment of Mayor Pro Tem and Acting Mayor
Town Council approved via resolution the appointments of Councilmember John Diak as Mayor Pro Tem and Joshua Rivero as Acting Mayor. The Mayor Pro Tem serves in the role of Mayor in the event of absence or disability of the Mayor, while the Acting Mayor serves Mayor in the event of absence or disability of both the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Acceptance of Artwork Donations
Town Council approved via resolution the acceptance of artwork donations received by the Town that had not yet been approved by Town Council. The Town’s Home Rule Charter requires that Town Council review all proposed gifts, bequests and donations and either accept or refuse them. Since the Cultural Department has received artwork donations in the past without Council formally accepting the donation, this resolution allows Council to accept all artwork currently in the Town’s possession. 
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Acceptance of Sidewalk Easement Conveyance
Town Council approved via resolution the acceptance the conveyance of a public sidewalk easement for a portion of Lot 1, Block 1, Direzza Minor Development Plat to allow for the construction of a sidewalk and related infrastructure proposed with the Town’s North Parker Road Operational Improvements Project. The Town is currently completing final design and easement acquisition for this project, which proposes to extend the existing southbound acceleration lane on Parker Road south of Lincoln to the intersection of Parkglenn Way. This will require the existing sidewalk along the west side of Parker Road to be relocated west to accommodate the roadway widening. In order to construct and maintain this infrastructure, a sidewalk easement was negotiated with the property owner. The negotiated price for this easement and additional temporary construction easements is $10,000. Payment for the easements in that amount will come from appropriated funds for the capital project.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Contracts Over $100,000
Town Council awarded eight contracts over the amount of $100,000: 

  • A contract with Davenport Group in the amount of $314,000 for end-of-life replacement of server equipment housing the Police’s computer-aided dispatch and records management system. 
  • A contract with Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $420,430 for the purchase of multiple replacement vehicles identified and approved through the 2023 Annual Budget process. The vehicles being purchased include nine replacement vehicles and two capital additions to the fleet. The vehicles include three plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (PEHV), seven police SUVs and one F550 pick-up truck. The departments receiving these units include Police, Community Development, and Engineering and Public Works 
  • A contract with L.A.W.S. in the amount of $324,700 for vehicle equipment and installation related to the Town’s fleet replacement. Replacement and additions to the fleet require installation of a substantial amount of equipment and the placement of logos to make them ready for operation. This includes safety and emergency lighting, radio and computer equipment, and other attachments related to the operational function for each piece of equipment
  • A contract with McCandless International in the amount of $302,000 for the procurement of two cab and chassis class 8 trucks. These units include a replacement unit and a capital expenditure for an additional unit to the fleet. Both units are part of the Street’s operational functions, with one being a tandem axle and one being a single-axle unit. In addition to the two units being purchased, the request includes $40,000 to be allocated as needed by McCandless for the repair and maintenance of the fleet.
  • A contract with OJ Watson in the amount of $366,611 for the purchase and installation of snowplow equipment for two replacement units in the Streets Division. This purchase requires the construction and installation of specialized equipment onto a separately purchased cab and chassis. This up-fit of equipment provides the Town with a consistent and proven fleet of snow removal equipment that serves the primary and secondary snow removal routes throughout Town.
  • A contract with Daikin Applied in the amount of $300,000 for the replacement of two rooftop HVAC units that serve the Town’s Fieldhouse facility. This is a planned replacement of the units based on anticipated life expectancy of 15 to 20 years.
  • A contract with Motorola Solutions in the amount of $304,425 for the replacement of portable radios used by the Parker Police Department. The Motorola APX7000 portable radios used by PD will no longer be supported by the manufacturer as of September 2023. This situation will require the replacement of all portable radios currently used by the department. To accomplish this task, the PD would like to implement a three-year plan to replace its fleet of portable radios, which currently totals 86 units. Once a radio is no longer supported, access to service, software, and parts is no longer available.
  • A trade contractor agreement with Elite Surface Infrastructure in the amount of $963,262.10 for services related to the 2023 Townwide Roadway Reconstruction Program. Work includes removal and reconstruction of Keyser Creek Avenue from Red Rosa Circle to Motsenbocker Road. The existing concrete pavement is deteriorating and will be replaced by a composite hot mix asphalt/aggregate base course pavement section similar to what was done on J Morgan Boulevard, Nate Drive and Plaza Drive in the past few years.

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

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