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Posted on: November 3, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Nov. 2

Town Council Meeting Update

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Public Hearings

2021 Town of Parker Annual Budget - First Reading
The first Public Hearing was held for the Town of Parker’s 2021 Annual Budget. The 2021 budget includes appropriates of $145,631,794 across all Town funds. Due to the unknown impact of COVID-19 in 2021, a careful approach was taken in building the budget. A continuation of COVID-19 impacts is assumed through the first six months of the year with a slow return to normal during the remainder of the year. Sales tax collections are budgeted at a 3% growth level to reflect a potential pullback in the local economy due to continued job loss and reduced assistance levels. A second public hearing proposing final approval for the 2021 Annual Budget will be held on Nov. 16.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Bowey Property - Annexation and Zoning
Town Council approved an enclave annexation of the Bowey Property, a 48.9-acre Douglas County enclave located at the northeast corner of Parker Road and Pine Drive. The zoning for the property has been given the A-Agricultural District designation and will ensure that the use of the Bowey Property for agricultural uses may continue, until the Bowey Property is developed.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)


Roadway Design and Construction Criteria Manual
Town Council approved via ordinance technical revisions to the Town of Parker’s Roadway Design and Construction Criteria Manual, including changes to pavement design criteria and surface asphalt requirements. These revisions were provided in a formal referral to all applicable referral agencies, as well as to the Development Liaison Committee. No objections to these proposed revisions were raised by any reviewers.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

City of Lone Tree Police Dispatch Services IGA
The Town of Parker and City of Lone Tree have been engaged in discussions regarding the current Intergovernmental Dispatch Services Agreement (Dispatch IGA). Based upon those discussions, the parties proposed amendments to the current Dispatch IGA that are generally administrative in nature, as well as to update budget calculations and timelines. Town Council approved these amendments via ordinance.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Municipal Court Jury Fee
Town Council approved an update to the Parker Municipal Code related to the Municipal Court’s jury fee, for purposes of complying with the State’s Municipal Court Rules. Upon review, it was determined that the Town’s current jury fee of $45 listed in the Municipal Code was not consistent with the State’s Municipal Court Rules. Though the Town is a home-rule municipality, based on the legal authority, the Town must still abide by the State’s fee of $25 for the jury fee in Municipal Court.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Display, Consumption or Use of Marijuana in Public Places
Town Council approved an update to the Parker Municipal Code related to display, consumption or use of marijuana in public places, specifically to update the penalty associated with a violation to keep consistency within the Municipal Code. The former section of the Municipal Code did not list a specific penalty for a conviction, guilty plea or no contest. Under Municipal Code Section 8.01.040, there other general penalties established for various violations under Title 8. However, the other provisions in Chapter 8.08 with respect to violations involving marijuana limited the punishment to a fine of “not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).” For consistency, staff proposed to amend the Code to include the same punishment for Section 8.08.060 as the other Code provisions related to marijuana violations.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Nov. 16

2020 Annual Budget Revisions
Town staff has proposed a partial roll-back of reduced revenues and expenses in the Town of Parker’s 2020 Annual Budget related to the expected COVID-19 financial impacts. At the two Council meetings in May 2020, Town Council approved the recommended reductions in revenues and expenses in anticipation of significant financial impacts to the Town’s revenue streams related to COVID-19. In July 2020, the recommendation was made to Council that some of the reductions be rolled back. The recommendation was based on the continuation of strong sales tax revenue growth that had occurred year-to-date. At the study session, Council agreed in theory to the recommendations. This proposed ordinance would approve those roll-backs that were discussed.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Schoolhouse Gym Property Purchase and Sale Agreement
Town Council will consider a purchase and sale agreement with Samurai’s Red Sushi & Sake Bar LLC for the real property owned by the Town of Parker commonly referred to as The Schoolhouse Gym property. The property would be sold at a price of $275,000 with an additional $81,185.25 being paid to the Town for waterline improvements.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Anthology North Development Plan and Guide First Amendment
The applicant, PCS Group, is requesting an amendment to the Anthology North Planned Development (PD) to adjust the Planning Area boundaries to reflect a dendritic design, to amend lot size requirements and to implement a partial waiver resolution requirement to add commercial zoning. The subject property is generally located on the south side of Hess Road between Chambers Road and Motsenbocker Road. The site is currently undeveloped and is directly adjacent to Looking Glass to the south (currently under development), Douglas 234 residential and commercial development to the north, and the Anthology residential development to the east.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority Intergovernmental Agreement
The Town of Parker and Reuter-Hess Recreation Authority wish to formalize an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for the coordination of recreation programs and activities at the Rueter-Hess reservoir to include administrative functions. This formalized process has been proposed by the Town’s Finance Department and the Recreation Authority through an IGA that would allow for the coordination of recreation activities requiring administrative functions, including the exchange of invoices.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Three-Mile Area Plan Adoption
Town Council approved via resolution the Town of Parker’s updated Three-Mile Area Plan. The Colorado Municipal Annexation Act of 1965, C.R.S. 31-12-105 et. seq., requires that municipalities prepare and adopt a Three-Mile Area Plan prior to annexing property into their territorial boundaries. The Town of Parker prepares an updated Three-Mile Area Plan annually to comply with State law and support on-going annexation activity. The Plan identifies unincorporated land that is located within three miles of Town boundaries, depicts the Town’s Planning Area and incorporates reference information for service provision.
Approved 3-2 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero; Opposed: Poage, Toborg)

Municipal Court Judge Agreement
Town Council approved via resolution the 11th Amendment to the Agreement with Municipal Court Judge Kevin Sidel, which extends the Judge’s appointment for an additional two-year term, through Dec. 31, 2022.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

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