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Posted on October 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM by Elise Penington
Town Q&A is a compilation of questions received by the Town of Parker across its social media accounts from the previous month. Have a question to ask about the Town or Town operations? Send your questions to Town of Parker Digital Marketing Coordinator Ryne Dittmer at email@example.com to be answered in a future Town Q&A post.
How does the property annexation process work?
Property owners in unincorporated Douglas County generally have the option to process developments through Douglas County or request annexation into the Town of Parker and process the development though the Town. For a property to be annexed into the Town of Parker, it must go through the following steps:
- If a property owner chooses to develop in the Town they will submit an annexation petition and application, and a zoning application.
- The Town and other agencies review the annexation and zoning through the Town’s review and referral process.
- If the application is determined to be complete and complies with the Town and State regulations, as well as the Master Plan, the Town Council will consider the annexation petition and sets a public hearing date.
- Planning Commission makes a recommendation on the property’s zoning.
- Town Council considers the annexation and annexation agreement at the public hearing. Council considers the zoning on the same night and will vote to approve or deny the application.
For more information on this process, please contact the Planning Division at 303.841.2332
How is the Cultural Department funded?
There have been some questions recently on social media regarding the Cultural budget and how much of their funding comes from the Town's general fund. You can learn more about Cultural Department funding here.
Why do some residences have Parker mailing addresses, but are not located within Town boundaries?
The US Postal Service has assigned all of ZIP Codes 80134 and all of 80138 as Parker addresses. A large portion of these zip codes are not in Town. Additionally, the Parker area has been a place since 1882 originally named Pine Grove, but the Town was not incorporated until 1981. View the Parker subdivision map to see if you live within the Town of Parker limits.
How do I get an event listed on the Town calendar or electronic message boards?
Non-profit community events in Parker may qualify for limited publicity assistance from the Town. If certain criteria are met, events may qualify for a listing on the Town's electronic message board at Parker and Mainstreet and/or a free listing in the Town's online or Talk of the Town community calendar.
Review participation guidelines and complete a publicity assistance request at www.ParkerOnline.org/Publicity.
What roadway and capital improvement projects have taken place in Parker over the last decade?
The Town of Parker has completed several major capital improvement projects in the last 10 years. Explore the new Capital Improvement Projects History document to review roadway, facility, stormwater and planning projects finished since 2007.
Keep up to date with current and planned projects through the Capital Improvement Project Update webpage and interactive Street Maintenance Project Map.