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Posted on: February 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Feb. 7

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First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Feb. 22

Contracting Procedures for Public Works Projects
An ordinance has been proposed that would amend the section of the Parker Municipal Code (11.13) relating to Contracting Procedures for Capital Improvement Projects. Proposed revisions to this section of the Code would: 1.) improve the contract content review timeline, as it would allow the Public Works Director to designate an alternate person in the case that the Public Works Director is unavailable to review in a timely manner; and 2.) provide additional “checks/balances” if Town Council chooses to waive certain requirements for bidding and competitive proposals for an expenditure of more than $100,000.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Family Child-Care Homes
In 2021, the Colorado State Legislature approved a bill that family child care homes are to be classified as residences for purposes of licensure and local regulations, including zoning and land use development. This proposed ordinance would define family child care homes, amend the Parker Municipal Code to allow family child care homes in all zone districts and require a conditional use approval for a large family child care home proposing to locate adjacent to an existing large family child care home. The proposed changes would comply with the new State law.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Scholarship Grant Agreement
The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking approval of an agreement for Therapeutic Recreation Scholarships and Adaptive Water Safety/Swim Scholarships between the Town of Parker and Douglas County for the Developmental Disabilities Milly Levy Grant Program. In December 2021, 40 applicants throughout the county were awarded grants. The Town received two separate awards, one for Adaptive Water Safety/Swim scholarships in the amount of $11,200 that enhance personal life-saving water skills, and the other for Therapeutic Recreation scholarships to families, individuals and groups with developmental disabilities to participate in recreation activities in the amount of $14,400. These funds will be utilized in 2022.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

School Resource Officers - Sharing Costs Agreement
The Town of Parker has been providing the Douglas County School District (DCSD) with both School Resource Officers (SROs) and School Marshal Officers (SMOs) for Parker high schools, middle schools and elementary schools. The Town and DCSD previously entered into two separate intergovernmental agreements (IGAs), one for the SROs assigned to the high school and middle schools, and another for the SMOs assigned to the various elementary schools and certain covered charter schools. The most recent contract for the SROs was set to have certain terms extended and amended for the 2021-2022 school year. Based on those updates, the Town and DCSD entered into discussions for merging both IGAs into one agreement and updating that agreement to be more consistent with the agreements between DCSD and other law enforcement agencies within the District. Staff is recommending that Town Council approve this IGA for the 2021-2022 school year and the 2022-2023 school year.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

2022 Douglas County Coordinated Election
Town Council passed a resolution providing notice to Douglas County of its intent to participate in the county’s 2022 coordinated election on Nov. 8, 2022.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Greater Parker Foundation Donation Acceptance
Donations raised through Greater Parker Foundation are transferred to the Town of Parker as they are received and used by the Town for the specific purpose of the donation. Town Council passed this resolution formalizing the Town’s acceptance of the donations that were given to the Town for 2021.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

Parker Tennis Center Landlord Consent Agreement
In 2017, the Town of Parker leased 4.9 acres of Town-owned land to Parker Tennis Center. The Town also approved a second agreement authorizing Parker Tennis Center to finance the construction of improvements to be constructed on the Town-owned Land. Parker Tennis Center wishes to refinance the 2017 Loan, which necessitated a new Landlord Consent Agreement. This agreement was approved by Town Council via resolution.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

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

1. A purchase agreement with Ken Garff Ford in the amount of $406,938 for 10 replacement vehicles for the Town of Parker’s fleet. The vehicles include one transit van, one hybrid electric SUV, one pickup truck and seven police vehicles. These vehicles will replace existing equipment in the Police, Streets, Stormwater and Parks Divisions, along with two general-use pool vehicles.

2. A purchase agreement with McCandless International in the amount of $277,545.02 for two 2022 International cab and chassis units. These trucks are being purchased for the use of the Town’s Streets Division and will be equipped for snow plow operations.

3. A purchase agreement with PB Loader Corporation in the amount of $142,527 for a replacement pothole patching unit. The Town’s current unit is now eight years old and is attached to a 1999 cab and chassis. The combined age of both the pothole patcher and cab/chassis is creating deficiencies in meeting the Town’s infrastructure needs, as Fleet continues to see an increase in downtime and delays in repairs due to parts availability for the cab and chassis. The Fleet and Streets Divisions determined that the best course of action is to replace this chassis-mounted unit with a unit configured for the Town’s currently allocated swap loader units.

4. A contract with L.A.W.S. in the amount of $140,000 for services related to the Town’s 2022 fleet replacement activities. Replacement and additions to the fleet require substantial installation of equipment and placement of logos to make them ready for operation. This includes safety and emergency lighting, radio and computer equipment, and other attachments related to the operational function for each unit. The Town’s Fleet Division is not staffed or equipped to perform this work in-house efficiently and has sub-contracted this work in the past. The Town is able to contract this work through an Arapahoe County cooperative bid solution to L.A.W.S., which is located in Englewood. This has proven to be an effective method to prepare these vehicles for operations, as well as perform future repairs, as needed.

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

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