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Posted on: December 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Dec. 6

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 the day after every Town Council Meeting.


Public Hearings

Townhomes at Pine Drive - Sketch and Preliminary Plan
Town Council approved a Sketch and Preliminary Plan submitted by applicant Parker Townhomes L.L.C. that subdivides an existing 8.37-acre property for future residential featuring 85 townhome units, along with commercial development with required parks, open space, landscaping and access. The subject property is located at the northeastern corner of the intersection of Pine Drive and Summerset Lane. The property is currently in residential use with three detached single-family homes, a large barn/garage and several accessory structures. It was annexed into the Town in December 2018. The westernmost 2.4-acre parcel fronting Pine Drive was zoned Modified Commercial for future commercial use, while the easternmost parcel was zoned Modified Multi-Family for future residential use as a transition to the existing Parker Vista residential neighborhood to the east.
Approved 5-1 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero; Opposed: Poage)

Excel Gas Regulator Station - Use by Special Review
Town Council approved a Use by Special Review request by applicant Public Service Company of Colorado to upgrade an existing natural gas regulator station located on the west side of Parker Road south of the intersection with J Morgan Boulevard. Xcel Energy has been upgrading their facilities within the Parker area to meet the substantial increase in demand for natural gas created by new development. The proposed expansion of the natural gas regulator station, along with the construction of additional connections to the existing natural gas pipeline under Parker Road, will support an increase in the capacity of the natural gas distribution network required for the southern section of the Town and adjacent areas.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Kime Ranch Property Annexation and Zoning
Town Council approved one resolution, two ordinances and an annexation agreement resulting in the annexation of 7.5 acres of undeveloped land along East Mainstreet into the Town of Parker. The subject land will be consolidated with an adjoining 35.4-acre parcel known as Kime Ranch that is already in the Town. The combined 42.9-acre site will be zoned Planned Development (PD) for medium density residential use with a maximum of 150 single-family residential lots. The proposed development will be similar to the adjacent Parker Vista and Sunset Ridge residential neighborhoods as to use, bulk standards and parks/open space.
Approved 5-1 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero; Opposed: Poage)


Temporary Patio Ordinance
To assist Parker businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town Administrator issued an emergency order to allow for temporary patios. On July 12, 2021, prior to the expiration of the emergency order, the Town Council approved Ordinance No. 3.01.125, Series of 2021, to extend the period of time that a business owner may use a patio approved as a temporary use during the pandemic until Dec. 31, 2021. Recently, the Colorado Department of Revenue extended the expiration date to May 31, 2022 for temporary modifications to a licensed premise to use patios and other outdoor areas for the consumption of alcohol. This ordinance, approved by Town Council, further extends the temporary use of patios from Dec. 31, 2021 to May 31, 2022.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)


Douglas County Local Mitigation Plan, Comprehensive 2021 Update, Volumes I and II
In June 2020, the Douglas County Office of Emergency Management (DCOEM) was tasked with updating the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan for the entirety of Douglas County to include the municipalities. The mitigation planning process includes the development of a Risk Assessment, Capability and Vulnerability Assessment, and Hazard Mitigation Actions (projects). FEMA requires a Hazard Mitigation Plan to be federally approved and updated every five years. Town Council passed a resolution approving and adopting the Douglas County Local Mitigation Plan.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Dec. 13

Land Development Ordinance - Definition of Dwelling and Dwelling Unit
This proposed ordinance would amend the definition of dwelling and dwelling unit and amend home occupations, as contained in the Land Development Ordinance, to provide that clinics, nursing and convalescent homes, barber shops, beauty parlors, tourist homes, animal hospitals and restaurants are a prohibited use of a dwelling or dwelling unit. The purpose of this ordinance is to provide further clarification that short-term rentals (tourist homes) are a prohibited use in any dwelling or dwelling unit in the Town of Parker.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Communal Outdoor Dining Areas and Festivals Permit Fees
On Nov. 1, 2021, Town Council approved two ordinances allowing the Town to permit Communal Outdoor Dining Areas and Festivals. This resolution, also approved by Town Council, establishes permit fees in the amounts of $300 for Festival Permits and $50.00 per licensee for the Communal Outdoor Dining Permits to cover the actual and necessary expenses associated with each permit process.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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

1. A performance agreement with Give 5 Productions in an amount not to exceed $130,000 for production services for “Footloose, the Musical,” which will be presented by Parker Arts at the PACE Center in June/July 2022. For this production, Give 5 will receive a guarantee of $120,000, plus a bonus of $5,000 if the show capacity reaches 85%, and an additional bonus of $5,000 if the show is 100% sold out, with a maximum total fee potential of $130,000.

2. A professional services agreement with Stanley Consulting, Inc. in the amount of $154,366 for final design services of the Parker Road Sidewalk East Side Multi-Use Trail Connection Project. This proposed multi-use trail/sidewalk would be on the east side of Parker Road between the existing Sulphur Gulch Regional Trail and the existing Parker Road sidewalk/trail south of Parker Square Drive.\

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

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