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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS
Pine Bluffs Shopping Center Assistance Program Agreement
Town Council approved a shopping center assistance program agreement with Koelbel and Company for the planned commercial development of an 11.5-acre parcel located at the northeast corner of Parker and Hess Roads. The development will consist of six retail buildings, a freestanding medical office building and a freestanding emergency department. The project is estimated to generate $15-20 million annually in retail sales and 200 jobs when fully operational. The combined maximum value of rebates of fees and sales tax through the agreement will not exceed 10 years or $2.2 million.
Indemnify Town Representatives and Staff from Civil Actions
Per the Home Rule Charter for the Town of Parker, the Town Council may by ordinance indemnify the Mayor, Town Council, Town employees and Town appointed officials concerning threatened or pending civil actions. The purpose of this ordinance is to indemnify the above parties concerning any and all pending and threatened legal action by Vista South, LLC, and Mountain Waste-South Metro, LLC, in regards to Council’s annexation and zoning of property owned by Vista South, LLC, and Mountain Waste-South Metro, LLC.
Douglas County Subregional Transportation Forum
Town Council approved a memorandum of understanding between Douglas County governments, including the Town of Parker, concerning the creation of a Douglas County Subregional Forum. This forum will be used to coordinate transportation planning and funding requests as part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Transportation Improvement Program process. The “Dual Model” created by DRCOG does establish certainty that funding will be allocated to Douglas County, which has not always been the case in the past. The creation of the Forum does not currently have financial impacts to the Town.
Town Personnel Manual Amendment
Town Council previously approved an ordinance that updated Town policy regarding nepotism enacted in 2002 to align it with current industry best practices. Upon review, it was noted that as written, the policy adversely affected applicants related to employees in the IT, Finance and Human Resources departments, as well as department directors, as they were ineligible for employment within the Town. Town Council has approved an updated policy to remove this barrier, which will widen the applicant pool for these positions.
Public Improvements Security Requirements
This approved intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Parker and Stonegate Village Metropolitan District (SVMD) eliminates public improvements security requirements between the two entities. Both the Town and SVMD have requirements for public improvements to be secured by a security deposit in the form of cash or letter of credit to ensure the completion of improvements. By requiring SVMD to secure Town improvements or vice-versa, the former policy created a double security requirement, which in turn, created additional cost. This change will reduce future project costs for both entities.
Municipal Code Modification - Liquor Licenses
Town Council approve an ordinance to amend the Municipal Code to conform with the provisions of the Colorado General Assembly’s revision to the Colorado Liquor Code. Passage of the “Department of Revenue Activities Regulation Act” moved numerous sections of Title 12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes into a new Title 44 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, which Town Municipal Code will also now reflect. Additionally, a new “Art Gallery Permit” has been added as a new authorized liquor license.
Household Chemical Roundup Program
This memorandum of understanding formalizes the Town of Parker’s continued participation in the annual Household Chemical Roundup events held in Douglas County in cooperation with Tri-County Health Department. Tri-County Health coordinates three Household Chemical Roundup events in Douglas County annually, including one in Parker typically held each May.
Reata Ridge Village Metropolitan District Service Plan
This approved ordinance updates the Consolidated Service Plan between the Town and Reata Ridge Village Metropolitan Districts 1 and 2. The Service Plan approved in 2016 contained a error in preparing the metes and bounds legal descriptions of the Districts, which has now been corrected.
Parker Keystone Development Easement
Town Council approved an ordinance to amend an easement for vehicle parking and other use of right-of-way between the Town and Lincoln Development, LLC, for the Parker Keystone Development. The amendment revised the easement language to reflect the guardrail that was constructed within the easement area to ensure its maintenance is the responsibility of the developer.
Consent agenda items are considered to be routine and are enacted by one motion or vote, unless a Councilmember asks that one be removed for further discussion.
First Readings – Items Approved for Second Reading Scheduled for Oct. 1
E-470 Establishing Contract Amendment
The E-470 Public Highway Authority has requested that Authority members consider amending the contract that established the Authority in order to address language changes to the Establishing Contract that are consistent with the Public Highway Authority Law. The language would acknowledge the Authority’s ability to finance, construct, operate and/or maintain other public highways as defined under the Public Highway Authority Law within or outside of the Authority’s boundaries.
Public School Construction Memorandum of Understanding
The Town has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of Colorado to provide construction plan review, permitting and field inspection services for public schools that are in need of renewal. The Community Development Department’s Building Division wishes to enter into a MOU for Pre-Qualified Building Departments for Public School Construction in order to continue to provide the aforementioned services for public schools.
First Readings – Items Approved for Second Reading Scheduled for Oct. 15
Fireworks Stands Ordinance 1
This proposed ordinance would authorize the Town’s Planning Director or designee to deny the issuance of a temporary use permit for a fireworks stand or suspend a temporary use permit that was issued for a fireworks stand when a Stage 1 or Stage 2 fire ban is in place.
Fireworks Stands Ordinance 2
This proposed ordinance would make it unlawful to offer for sale any fireworks in Town when a Stage 1 or Stage 2 Fire Ban is in place. Additionally, this ordinance would authorize the Town to seize impermissible fireworks offered for sale.
Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements
Ent Credit Union Traffic Signal Easement
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a traffic signal easement from Ent Credit Union at the southeast corner of the intersection of Cottonwood Drive and a private access road (18800) in the Crown Pointe development.
Contracts Over $100,000
Two contracts over $100,000 were approved by Town Council:
1. A modification to a contract with Norra Concrete Construction Corp. in the amount of $190,000 for a revised contract amount of $986,302 for the 2018 Townwide Concrete Replacement Program. Savings realized in both the resurfacing and chip/slurry maintenance contracts have resulted in these available funds for additional repairs that have been identified for the program.
2. A trade contractor agreement with Goodland Construction, Inc., in the amount of $353,831.75 for the Chambers Road Median Improvement Project. Work includes landscaping of the large median island on Chambers Road between Heirloom Pkwy and Mainstreet.