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Posted on: April 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - April 1

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 each Wednesday following that week's Town Council Meeting.


Public Hearings

Back 40 Indoor Gun Range and Archery Use by Special Review Request
Town Council approved a Use by Special Review (UbSR) request for an indoor archery and gun range with accessory retail sales on an undeveloped property located at the northwest corner of Chambers Road and Double Angel Road. The subject property is roughly 8.5 acres in size and is zoned Mixed-Use Neighborhood Center within the Parker Homestead Planned Development. The zoning of the property allows for the retail sale of fire arms as a Use by Right. The external impacts (noise and air quality) associated with the operations of the indoor archery and gun range is what required the additional review beyond the Uses by Right listed in the zoning. Town Council’s approval of the UbSR request was contingent on the applicant meeting nine conditions that fall into three different categories: Noise, Air Quality and Land Use. No formal site plan application for the indoor archery and gun range has been submitted at this time.
Approved 4-2 (Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Williams; Opposed: Poage, Toborg)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for April 15

Parker Authority for Reinvestment Administrative Services Agreement
The Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR) and the Town of Parker seek to amend the Amended and Restated Cooperation Agreement between the two entities. This amendment comprehensively memorializes the relationship and clarifies various budget costs for the 2019 budget year.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Stroh Road Right-of-Way Property Annexation
The Town proposes to annex a portion of the Stroh Road right-of-way (ROW) located on the south side of the road between Motsenbocker Road and J Morgan Boulevard. This property was acquired by the Town, and the proposed annexation would bring the ROW into the Town and allow for the future planned widening of Stroh Road from the current two-lane roadway to an arterial roadway with four lanes and a center median. The schedule for construction is dependent upon future budget appropriations but is currently anticipated to occur within the next five years.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Parker Premise Warehouse Rezoning
Two ordinances have been proposed that would rezone the property known as the Parker Premise Warehouse property located along Longs Way between Twenty Mile Road and Dransfeldt Road. The current zoning for the property was adopted in the early 1980s and includes a wide variety of uses. The existing three buildings on the property were constructed in 2007 to only allow for storage uses. Over time, the use of the spaces within the buildings have expanded beyond storage, which has caused the property to be out of compliance with the Land Development Ordinance (parking, landscaping) as outlined within the approved Site Plan and the Building Code. The proposed rezoning takes into account how the buildings were constructed from a Building Code perspective and outlines the specific uses allowed, based upon the Building Code. The proposed rezoning will allow for the expansion of uses on the property to be consistent with the noncompliant uses taking place for the last 10 years.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Lemon Gulch Drainage and Flood Control Improvements
The Town of Parker and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District received funds from Meritage Homes to design improvements to Lemon Gulch through the Meadowlark development. This satisfied the developer’s obligation to design the major drainage improvements to Lemon Gulch. The second part of the developer obligation is to fund the construction costs for the improvements. Meritage Homes has provided the funds to the Town, and through this proposed intergovernmental agreement amendment, the Town would transfer the funds to Urban Drainage for construction.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Salisbury Park Water Easement
This proposed ordinance would result in the dedication of a waterline easement to Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) over Town-owned property, Lot 1, Salisbury Equestrian Park. This easement has been requested to accommodate the installation of two additional waterlines that will increase service capacity from PWSD’s Regional Wellhouse within Salisbury Park. This easement is proposed to be dedicated as part of an ongoing easement and right-of-way swap between the Town and PWSD, and no direct payment for this easement is proposed.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Town of Home Rule Charter Changes - Special Election Ballot Questions
This proposed ordinance would result in the approval of eight ballot questions to amend the Town of Parker Home Rule Charter for the 2019 special election scheduled for Nov. 5. Per the Town Charter, the Charter may be amended at any general or special election with questions that have submitted to the electors by a majority of the Town Council. The questions include:

  • In 1995, Parker voters approved a measure to move the Town’s from a “Strong Mayor” to a “Town Council-Town Administrator” form of government. Currently, there are still several references in the Charter that subscribe duties and powers to the Mayor that are more appropriately delegated to the Town Administrator. To address these references in the Charter, the first four ballot questions amend: (1) Section 4.6; (2) Sections 8.3(d) and (e); (3) Section 9.12; and (4) Sections 15.14 and 15.15.
  • The fifth ballot question requires the Town Administrator, rather than the Town Council, prepare and approve the Town’s personnel manual, subject to annual budgeting and appropriation.
  • The Charter refers to the chief administrative officer of the Town as the “Town Administrator.” The sixth ballot question would revise all references in the Town Charter from “Town Administrator” to “Town Manager.”
  • Currently, the Charter requires the Planning Commission to review and approve plats. The seventh ballot question removes this requirement, which can then be directed by ordinance, rather than by Charter.
  • Pursuant to Colorado Constitution Article XVIII, § 11, an elected official is limited to two consecutive terms. Voters of home rule municipalities may lengthen, shorten or eliminate this limitation. The eighth ballot question allows the Mayor and Town Councilmembers to serve three consecutive four-year terms of office.

Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

High-Speed Internet, Telecommunication and/or Cable TV - Special Election Ballot Question
Pursuant to Colorado Senate Bill 152 (SB-152) local governments cannot provide subscribers with cable television service, telecommunications service or advanced service, which includes high-speed internet access, unless authorized by the voters. This ordinance submits a ballot question for the Nov. 5 special election to override the provisions of SB-152. To date, over 100 other cities and towns have successfully passed ballot measures to override the prohibitions in SB-152.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Downtown Event Sign Code Amendment
Town Council passed a resolution that will result in the waiver of certain sign code requirements for downtown Parker during community events that cause street closures that limit access to businesses. This situation occurs during the annual Parker Days Festival, Trick or Treat on Mainstreet and the Christmas Carriage Parade. The purpose of this action is to support local businesses that may be impacted by these major community events.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Downtown Event Sign Code Amendment
Changes to state law require municipalities to form an underground damage prevention commission, or delegate that right to a statewide commission. The staff time and resources to set up a Town of Parker-only commission is not in line with the demand. Staff found that it is in the best interest of the Town do delegate this authority to the State’s commission, which Town Council approved via this resolution.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

Contracts Over $100,000
One contract over $100,000 were approved by Town Council: 

  • A agreement in the amount of $115,789 with Korf Continental for the purchase of two vehicles, one replacement truck for the Traffic division and one new truck for the Traffic division. Both purchases are being made through a cooperative bid process and were approved in the Town’s 2019 Annual Budget.

Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

American Legion Centennial Month Proclamation
Mayor Waid and Town Council passed a proclamation declaring the month of April as American Legion  Centennial Month in the Town of Parker. The American Legion, which has been a staunch advocate for veterans and their families since 1919, is celebrating its centennial in 2018-19.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Poage, Toborg, Williams)

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