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[ARCHIVED] Town Council Meeting Update - Nov. 15

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

Public Hearings

2022 Annual Budget Approval
Town Council approved via ordinance the 2022 Town of Parker Annual Budget. Internal work on the 2022 Budget began in mid-July and was followed by three Council Study Sessions. The 2022 Budget, across all Town Funds, includes appropriations of $117,812,499 prior to transfers.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Poage, Rivero)

2021 Annual Budget Adjustments
Adjustments for the current year’s budget are submitted to Council for consideration several times per year. Supplemental amendments consist of additional/new appropriation requests that were not anticipated at the time of budget development. For supplemental amendments, additional revenue or available cash is the source of funding. Town Council approved via this ordinance net revisions amounting to $5,104,640 more in revenue than expenditures.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Pine Drive Annexation and Zoning
Town Council passed one resolution, two ordinances and an amended and restated annexation agreement resulting in the annexation and zoning of a 1.95-acre property located at the intersection of Pine Drive and Hills Drive in Douglas County into the Town of Parker. The applicant, Douglas County School District (DCSD), wished to annex the property into the Town in order to assemble this relatively small property with a larger 17-acre property to the south. The two properties will be the site of a project called the Innovation Campus containing a new alternative education high school and continuing technical education school. The subject property was zoned PF-Public Facilities to permit school use.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Ordinances

Building Code Updates
The Town of Parker’s Building Division proposed a series of ordinances that update the Town’s building codes to match industry best practices. The Town amends the Building Code on a three-year cycle to ensure that proposed construction projects are reviewed and approved using the most current standards in the field. Town Council passed 12 separate building code ordinances.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

2022 Property Tax Mill Levy
Town Council passed an ordinance certifying a mill levy to Douglas County in order to collect property taxes for the 2022 budget year. The Town cannot increase the mill levy without a vote of the citizens; therefore, the mill levy will continue to remain 2.602 mills. The voters approved an exemption of Town revenues from the TABOR amendment, so the restriction to an increase of the local growth factor plus inflation does not apply. The owner of a home valued at $300,000 would pay $56 per year in property taxes to the Town of Parker. The Town was required to certify a property mill levy by Dec. 15, 2021.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Downtown Sidewalk Improvements
The Town of Parker is anticipating beginning construction of proposed sidewalk improvements on the north side of Mainstreet between Victorian Drive (east intersection) and PACE Center Drive (Discovery Park area) in 2022/2023. Town Council passed this ordinance that provides notice of the Town of Parker’s intent to acquire a needed permanent fee (right-of-way) area and a temporary construction easement area for the project. Town staff and consultant(s) will utilize good faith negotiations with the affected property owner, and the property owner has been contacted about the project improvements. As with all Town acquisitions, staff is optimistic that the affected property owner will come to an agreement with the Town on conveyance of these needed areas. This ordinance authorizes Town staff and/or consultant(s) to initiate the acquisition of the needed fee (right-of-way) acquisition area and temporary construction easement area.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Downtown Sidewalk Easement Vacation
In 2007, Parker Water and Sanitation District (PWSD) granted the Town of Parker a public sidewalk easement on their property at 19801 Mainstreet. This property is now owned by Partnering for Parker’s Progress (P3), the Town’s Urban Renewal Authority. This roughly 10-foot deep permanent sidewalk easement was granted along the Mainstreet frontage for both planned sidewalk improvements to the adjacent intersection (completed in 2008) and contemplated future sidewalk improvements to the east (toward the Pine Drive intersection). P3-funded sidewalk improvements between the Mainstreet/Victorian Drive (east) intersection and Discovery Park in 2020, and a design consultant has been engaged to advance the design of these proposed sidewalk improvements. P3 wishes to dedicate the needed right-of-way to the Town for the proposed sidewalk improvements. Due to this proposed dedication of right-of-way, the existing sidewalk easement was no longer needed. Town Council passed this ordinance approving the easement vacation.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Douglas County School District Stormwater Permit Agreement
Town Council approved via ordinance an intergovernmental agreement with Douglas County School District (DCSD) related to the administration of their respective state stormwater discharge permits for DCSD sites located within the Town’s boundaries. This agreement will benefit the Town, as it guarantees staff the ability to inspect and comment on the functionality of ponds, inlets, storm pipes and other storm facilities to which the Town previously had no legal access.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Resolutions

Anthology West Metro District Nos. 2 and 4 Revenue Pledge Agreement
Town Council approved via resolution the form of Revenue Pledge Agreement between Anthology West Metropolitan District Nos. 2 and 4. According to their approved Service Plan, the Districts, collectively, are required to undertake the financing and construction of public improvements and to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to further state and clarify the functions and services provided by the Districts. The Service Plan requires IGAs among the Districts be submitted to the Town Council for review and approval prior to signing.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Rivero; Recused: Poage)

Cherry Creek South Metro District Nos. 4 and 6 Property Inclusion
Town Council provided written consent permission via resolution to Cherry Creek South Metropolitan District Nos. 4 and 6 to include an additional 10.763-acre parcel into the boundaries of the Districts. Amended and Restated Service Plans for the Districts that were previously approved by Town Council require prior written consent from the Council in order for the Districts to include within their boundaries any property outside of the approved Service Areas.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Rivero; Recused: Poage)

Items Continued to Dec. 13

Parker Auto Plaza Development Guide Amendment
The applicant is proposing to amend the Parker Auto Plaza PD zoning to revise the permitted uses listed in the Development Guide for Commercial Use Areas to include auto body repair as an allowed use under Service Establishments.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)


CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Dec. 6

Temporary Patio Ordinance
To assist Parker businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town Administrator issued an emergency order to allow for temporary patios. On July 12, 2021, prior to the expiration of the emergency order, the Town Council approved Ordinance No. 3.01.125, Series of 2021, to extend the period of time that a business owner may use a patio approved as a temporary use during the pandemic until Dec. 31, 2021. Recently, the Colorado Department of Revenue extended the expiration date to May 31, 2022 for temporary modifications to a licensed premise to use patios and other outdoor areas for the consumption of alcohol. The purpose of this proposed ordinance is to further extend the temporary use of patios from Dec. 31, 2021, to May 31, 2022.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Kime Ranch Property Annexation and Zoning
The applicant, PCS Group, proposes to annex 7.5 acres of undeveloped land along East Mainstreet into the Town of Parker on behalf of property owner Century Land Holdings L.L.C. The subject land will be consolidated with an adjoining 35.4-acre parcel known as Kime Ranch that is already in the Town. The combined 42.9-acre site is proposed to be zoned Planned Development (PD) for medium density residential use with a maximum of 150 single-family residential lots. The proposed development will be similar to the adjacent Parker Vista and Sunset Ridge residential neighborhoods as to use, bulk standards and parks/open space.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

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

1. A contract with Lasso Digital in an amount not to exceed $259,000 for 2022 Marketing and Media services for Parker Arts. This fee will be split among digital, social media, print, broadcast, public relations and other media as approved by the Cultural Marketing staff. The budget also includes a 15% agency fee, which is standard for the industry.

2. A contract modification with Villalobos Concrete, Inc., for the Motsenbocker Road and Hess Road Widening and Intersection Improvement in the amount of $103,050 for a revised contract amount of $1,471,667.55. As part of the original design effort, an area of additional concrete pavement replacement was identified but was deferred pending available budget. The total bid that was received, and subsequently awarded, was less than the available budget for the project. Town staff decided it would be beneficial to include the deferred concrete pavement in the project contract.

3. A purchase order with The MH Companies in the amount of $104,476 for procurement of mast arm signal poles for the Motsenbocker Road/French Creek Avenue intersection. The Town plans to construct a new traffic signal at this intersection in 2022.

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

Small Business Saturday Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation announcing the date of Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 as Small Business Saturday in the Town of Parker.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

National American Indian Heritage Month Proclamation
Town Council made a proclamation announcing the month of November 2021 as National American Indian Heritage Month in the Town of Parker.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks , Poage, Rivero)

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