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Posted on: June 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Council Meeting Recap: June 5

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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

Salisbury Park Regional Filtration Annex
Town Council approved via ordinance a site plan application from Parker Water and Sanitation District to construct a Regional Filtration Annex at Salisbury Park. The proposal required Town Council approval of a site plan amendment because it would be located on Town-owned land within the park.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Lincoln Professional Park Filing No. 1 - Minor Development Plat
Town Council approved via ordinance a minor development plat to create six lots and three tracts for future commercial use on a 7.95-acre property located at the southeast corner of Lincoln Avenue and Dransfeldt Road. At present, the property contains several older, deteriorating structures including a house, barn, garage and accessory buildings that are planned for demolition for the new development. The future commercial development will most likely consist of auto-oriented and convenience commercial businesses given the location and lack of bike/pedestrian infrastructure in the area.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Public Hearings - To Be Continued to July 10

Coyle/Perkins Property Annexation
Applicant Avalon Bay Communities, Inc. has submitted a petition to annex a 33.4-acre parcel of land known as the Coyle/Perkins 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 July 10, 2023 meeting.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)


Parker Authority for Reinvestment Cooperation Agreement
Town Council passed an ordinance approving the second amended and restated cooperation agreement between the Town and the Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR). This agreement was necessary to clean up several administrative items that allow PAR to implement the Town’s urban renewal plans. Included in the agreement are details regarding reimbursement fees that PAR would transfer to the Town, such as costs related to staff salary and benefits, administrative fees, office rent and more.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Dransfeldt Road Extension Project Notice of Intent to Acquire Right-of-Way / Easements
Town Council approved an ordinance providing notice of the Town’s intent to acquire right-of-way and easements for proposed improvements on Motsenbocker Road between Todd Drive and Longland Parkway that are part of the Dransfeldt Road Extension Project. This ordinance is for needed roadway improvements and will affect five property owners along this section of Motsenbocker Road. One of the properties was annexed into the Town in 2012 and is subject to the annexation agreement requirements to dedicate needed property/easements for the needed roadway improvements. The remaining four properties are currently located in unincorporated Douglas County.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Kings Point Way Right-of-Way Vacations
Town Council approved an ordinance vacating excess right-of-way remaining from the Kings Points Way roadway construction. In 2019-20, the Town constructed Kings Point Way to connect Cottonwood Drive in the Crown Point Planned Development to the future Aurora Parkway in the City of Aurora. Staff proposed that the Town vacate the excess right-of-way left over from the project and convey two separate parcels back to the adjacent property owners.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for June 20

Temporary Liquor Sales Rooms
This proposed ordinance would revise the Parker Municipal Code to conform to language approved in November 2022 by the statewide approval of Proposition 125. The effect of Proposition 125 was to automatically convert fermented malt beverage off-premise retail licenses to fermented malt beverage and wine retailer licenses (allowing the sale of wine by licensees that previously were only authorized to sell fermented malt beverages). Parker’s Special Licensing Authority is recommending a change to reference this new nomenclature of fermented malt beverage and wine retailer license, consistent with the new language originating from the approval of Proposition 125. Additionally, this ordinance would add the approval of temporary liquor sales rooms to those categories of licensing functions that may be administratively approved by the Town Clerk’s Office. 
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

High Plains Trail Extension Agreement
This proposed ordinance would extend an intergovernmental agreement with the E-470 Public Highway Authority that provides funding from E-470 for the extension of the High Plains Trail. The current agreement is set to expire on Nov. 21, 2023, but funding is still needed for the construction project. Staff recommends extending the agreement to Dec. 31, 2025.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

November 2023 Special Election Ballot Questions
The Town has proposed four questions be added to the ballot for the Nov. 7, 2023 coordinated election to amend the Town of Parker’s Home Rule Charter. The four ballot questions pertain to: 1. Enabling Town Council to set fines and imprisonment by ordinance in accordance with the limits authorized by state law; 2. Authorize the Town manager to prepare the Personnel Manual for the Town of Parker organization; 3. Authorize the Chief of Police to administer the required oath or affirmation to new police officers, and; 4. Authorize Town Council todelegate its authority to receive or refuse gifts and donations and to make donations of personal property on behalf of the Town.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Westcreek Filing No. 2 Drainage Easement
Town Council passed a resolution accepting the conveyance of a drainage easement from NexGen Westcreek Holdings, LLC covering offsite drainage improvements proposed with the site plan for Westcreek Filing No. 2 Second 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, Rivero, Wilks)

July 3 Town Council Meeting - Reschedule 
Town Council approved a motion to cancel the July 3 regular Town Council Meeting and reschedule it for July 10 due to conflicts surrounding the Independence Day holiday.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

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

1. A contract renewal in the amount of $120,000 with Front Range Kubota for the purchase of three pieces of replacement parks equipment, two tractors and one mower. All three pieces identified meet the criteria for replacement, and funding is included in the established 2023 fiscal year. Additionally, the request includes approximately $20,000 in funding capacity with this vendor for parts and services for repairs to the fleet.

2. A contract modification in the amount of $412,236.23 for a total revised contract of $1,375,498.33 with RME Ltd., Inc., dba Elite Surface Infrastructure for expanded work necessary for the 2023 Townwide Roadway Reconstruction Program, which includes removal and reconstruction of existing concrete pavement on Keyser Creek Avenue from Red Rosa Circle (south) to Motsenbocker Road.

3. A contract in the amount of $226,154 with CORE Electric Cooperative for the conversion of existing overhead powerlines to an underground configuration related to the proposed Dransfeldt Road Extension Project and the Cherry Creek Channel Improvements.

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

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