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Posted on: May 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - May 2

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

Cottonwood Highlands Development Plan and Guide Amendment
Town Council approved an application by Parkerhouse Road, L.L.C., to amend the Cottonwood Highlands Planned Development (PD) to rezone a portion of Planning Area East to continue to permit assembly uses on a portion of the site while continuing to allow commercial uses. The rezoning creates two new planning areas: one for churches and other assembly uses and another for commercial uses that support the retail and service needs of nearby residents. The subject property is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Jordan Road and Parkerhouse Road immediately north of E-470.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)


Lincoln Avenue Widening Project Cost Sharing Agreement
Town Council passed an ordinance approving the first amendment to an intergovernmental agreement between the Town of Parker and Douglas County for the advancement of the proposed Lincoln Avenue Widening Project design effort. This amendment was necessary to formalize negotiations and jointly fund the continuing design effort. The project will result in the widening of Lincoln Avenue between Jordan Road and Parker Road, with construction currently anticipated to begin in the first half of 2024 and continue into 2025.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Ordinances - Continued to Aug. 1, 2022

Cherry Creek at Dransfeldt Road Drainage and Flood Control Improvements Agreement
The Town of Parker, Mile High Flood District (MHFD) and Cherry Creek Basin Water Quality Authority (CCB WQA) previously executed an intergovernmental agreement to design and permit improvements to Cherry Creek at Dransfeldt Road adjacent to Flat Acres Farms. This reach of Cherry Creek has been identified as unstable with various locations of bank and bed erosion, in addition to requiring a realignment of the stream and some utilities to accommodate a future roadway crossing of Dransfeldt Road. It is anticipated that design and permitting of these improvements will be completed in the fall of this year. The three agencies wish to proceed with amending this agreement in order to provide funding for construction of the project. This public hearing has been continued to the Aug. 1, 2022 Town Council Meeting.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)


Town Hall Expansion Project Competitive Proposal
Town Council passed a resolution to allow Town staff to utilize alternative contracting methods for the construction of the proposed Town Hall expansion project, including Competitive Proposal, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and Cost-Plus-Fee up to a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracting methods. Due to the size and complexity of this project, the Town’s Engineering/Public Works staff recommended utilizing these alternative contracting methods that will best serve the public interest.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Contracts Over $500,000

Dransfeldt Road Extension Project - Final Design
Town Council approved a professional services agreement with contractor RS&H in the amount of $941,013 for final design services for the proposed Dransfeldt Road Extension Project. This proposed roadway is an important component to the Parker area’s long-term roadway transportation plan. The final design phase for the project includes advancing the design of the roadway, bridge, drainage design, utility coordination, landowner coordination, erosion control and phasing. Without this effort, the proposed construction commencement in 2023 would not be possible.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for May 16

Right-of-Way Vacation - Bradbury Ranch
This proposed ordinance would result in the sale of 0.48 acres of excess right-of-way located on the west side of Jordan Road, south of Mainstreet. A commercial development is being proposed within the Bradbury Ranch area at the southwest corner of Mainstreet and Jordan Road. Adjacent to this property along Jordan Road, the Town owns approximately 40 feet of excess right-of-way for which no future roadway or pedestrian improvements are planned. The developer has requested that the Town sell and vacate this excess right-of-way, and allow it to be incorporated into the new development. Based on the market value of the land and the added value that the land would bring to the overall development, a sale price of $165,000 has been negotiated with the developer.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Youth Commission
The Mayor, Town Council and Town Administrator have proposed the creation of a Youth Commission to offer Parker youth an opportunity to interact with their government, build leadership skills and enhance civic engagement. The Town of Parker Home Rule Charter provides that the Town Council may establish commissions to have such powers and perform such duties as provided by ordinance. Approval of Ordinance No. 1.560 would establish the Town of Parker Youth Commission with the purpose of providing an opportunity for community youth to learn about government, participate in the process and represent and articulate the needs of Parker’s youth.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Parker Days Sign Code Waiver
Parker Days is a major community festival in the downtown area sponsored by the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce that often requires street closures that may impact local businesses by limiting their access and visibility. Town Council passed this resolution in order to support downtown businesses that may be impacted by the festival through a partial waiver of the Sign Code to allow additional signage for specified dates, times and identified locations. 
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Auto Plaza Drainage Easements
Town Council passed a pair of resolutions accepting the conveyances of two drainage easements covering offsite drainage improvements proposed with a site plan for Lot 1A, Block 3, Parker Auto Plaza 2, 4th Amendment. This site plan requires offsite drainage infrastructure located on the adjacent lot in order to convey stormwater runoff to an existing detention pond. The developer negotiated and obtained a drainage easement from the owner of the adjacent property to cover this infrastructure. Since the drainage facilities are being constructed as part of a site plan process, and not a plat, the easements need to be dedicated by a separate instrument.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation
Town Council passed a proclamation recognizing the week of May 1 through 7 as Municipal Clerks Week in the Town of Parker in recognition of the vital services that Municipal Clerks perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

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

1. A professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $107,412 for the preliminary and final design of the Newlin Gulch Regional Trail connection through a property known as Tract Q, located on the southeast corner of Mainstreet and South Chambers Road. The Town recently acquired 20.25 acres of property from Shea Homes, known as Tract Q. As part of the agreement with Shea, the Town is responsible for building the Newlin Gulch Regional Trail connection within the property from the East-West Regional Trail that will connect to the Stonegate subdivision.

2. A contract renewal with RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. in the amount of $177,660 for the 2022 Townwide Pavement Markings-Long Line Project. The 2021 contract, which was publicly advertised, competitively bid and awarded to RoadSafe, included the option for two contract renewals that the Town could exercise. The Town of Parker needs to maintain and enhance roadway pavement markings through annual maintenance projects.

Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Poage, Rivero)

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