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Posted on: September 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Sept. 8

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

Tax and Fee Assistance Program Agreement - Havana’s Bakery and Cafe
Town Council approved a Tax and Fee Program Agreement with Havana’s Bakery and Cafe, a new downtown business planned for construction at 19757 Pikes Peak Avenue. The incentive agreement will share both enhanced sales taxes derived from the project, as well as a portion of development fees. The owner shall receive 50 percent of the enhanced sales taxes generated by the project, excluding the Parks and Recreation Sales Tax, for a maximum of three one-year terms or $62,000, whichever occurs first. Enhanced sales taxes for this project are defined as those amounts in excess of $4,200 per year. Havana’s Bakery and Cafe meets several goals of the Town’s Tax and Fee Assistance Program (TAP) by providing the following public or quasi-public related improvements: (1) produces increased sales tax; (2) provides new jobs; (3) creation or enhancement of a unique downtown; and (4) contributes to the diversity of jobs and employment opportunities.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Toborg, Williams; Recused: Rivero)

Ordinances - Second Reading

Parker Authority for Reinvestment - Second Amendment to Cooperation Agreement
A second amendment to the Cooperation Agreement between the Town of Parker and Parker Authority for Reinvestment (PAR) was approved by Town Council. The amendment will help fund several identified capital projects, with the Town set to construct the projects using funds provided by PAR.
Approved 5-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg, Williams; Opposed: Poage)

Douglas County Housing Authority Intergovernmental Agreement
In 2003, the Town entered into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the City of Lone Tree, Town of Castle Rock and Douglas County to create a multi-jurisdictional housing authority referred to as the Douglas County Housing Authority. The City of Castle Pines was incorporated in 2007 after the creation of the Authority. In 2019, Castle Pines requested membership in the Authority. Town Council approved this IGA amendment that will add the City of Castle Pines as a member of the Authority. It also includes several updates to the IGA that address obsolete or outdated sections including those related to the Authority’s bylaws.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)


Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Town of Parker Retirement Plans
Town Council passed a resolution that (1) elects that the Town Retirement Plans are not covered under state law, but were established pursuant to the home rule powers of the Town; (2) designate that mandatory contributions of employees and commissioned police personnel are pickup contributions; (3) ratify actions previously taken; (4) authorize the Town Administrator and Finance Director or designees to do any and all acts to maintain the Town Retirement Plans in accordance with applicable law or for the efficient operation of the Town Retirement Plans, including serving as trustee; (5) authorize the Town Administrator and the Finance Director, individually or jointly, to take action to (a) enter agreements, adopt plan amendments, make plan design changes, merge or terminate the Town Retirement Plans and submit the Town Retirement Plans to the Internal Revenue Service for review/guidance/compliance and (b) take action with respect to Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado (the “FPPA”) for the commissioned police personnel, as provided in the Resolution.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)

Contracts Over $100,000
Two contracts over the amount of $100,000 were awarded by Town Council:
1. A professional services agreement with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU) in the amount of $617,660 for construction management and material testing services for the Cottonwood Drive Widening project.
2. A trade contractor agreement with Hamon Infrastructure, Inc. in the amount of $10,400,000 for the Cottonwood Drive Widening project. Work includes, but is not limited to, construction of approximately 3,500-feet of a new two- to three-lane roadway, a new 625 foot five-span bridge over Cherry Creek, reconstruction/modification of the existing roadway and improvements/modifications to the existing bridge over Cherry Creek. The project limits are from Jordan Road to Parker Road.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg, Williams)

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