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Town Council Meeting Update - Nov. 16

Town Council Meeting Update

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PUBLIC HEARINGS / SECOND READING

Public Hearings

2020 Annual Budget Revisions
Town Council approved 2020 Annual Budget revisions featuring a partial roll-back of reduced revenues and expenses 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.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

2021 Town of Parker Annual Budget
Town Council approved an ordinance to adopt 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.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Anthology North Development Plan and Guide Amendment No. 2
The applicant, PCS Group, requested 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)

Douglas 234 Filing 6
Town Council approved a pair of items related to a proposed Minor Development Plat creating 11 lots for future commercial development on the undeveloped Douglas 234 property located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Chambers Road and Hess Road. Items approved by Town Council included the Minor Development Plat and a Subdivision Agreement. Proposed projects for each of the 11 lots will be submitted and reviewed for compliance with all relevant Town criteria, requirements and standards as part of future site plan applications.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

MacLauchlan Property Filing 1 Lot 1 - Use by Special Review Request
Town Council approved a Use by Special Review request made by applicant 9855 Parker L.L.C./Inspire Animal Hospital for a veterinary hospital to be located at 9855 South Parker Road, subject to eight identified conditions. The site is the vacant, former Payless Shoes store next to Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply at the northwest corner of Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue. This site is located within the Modified Commercial zoning district, with veterinary hospitals permitted as a Use by Special Review, subject to Town Council approval.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Cottonwood Highlands Filing 7 - Final Plat and Subdivision Agreement
Town Council approved a pair of items related to a Final Plat and Subdivision Agreement for Cottonwood Highlands Filing 7, located on the south side of Cottonwood Drive between Jordan Road and Chambers Road. Town Council previously approved the Filing 7 Sketch and Preliminary Plan for a planned residential development of attached single-family homes with multiple parks, trails and open space in late 2019. Final Plat applications are typically administrative, but Town Council approval was required in this instance because of the need to vacate a portion of Lanceleaf Street within the development.
Approved 5-0 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Poage, Rivero, Toborg)

Ordinances

Schoolhouse Gym Property Purchase and Sale Agreement
Town Council approved 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 will 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)

Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority Intergovernmental Agreement
Town Council approved an agreement formalizing an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the Town of Parker and Reuter-Hess Recreation Authority for the coordination of recreation programs and activities at the Rueter-Hess reservoir to include administrative functions. This formalized process was 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)


CONSENT AGENDA

First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Dec. 7

2021 Property Tax Mill Levy Certification
The Town of Parker must certify a mill levy to Douglas County prior to Dec. 15 in order to collect property taxes for the 2021 budget year. This proposed ordinance would set a mill levy of 2.602 mills, the same figure as from the prior 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.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Hess Ranch Planned Development Amendment
The applicant, Front Range Communities, is proposing to amend the Hess Ranch Planned Development (PD) zoning for Segment 2A and future phases of the project. The proposed amendments are necessary to support a dendritic design approach to stormwater management, realign the location of Stroh Road to the common boundary with Anthology North and comply with the 2019 Partial Waiver Resolution approved by Town Council. The Partial Waiver Resolution requires that the planning areas at the intersection of Chambers Road and Stroh Road be rezoned to require that at least one-third (1/3) of the developable land be used for future commercial development.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Olde Town at Parker Planned Development Amendment
The applicant’s representative, Norris Design, is proposing an amendment to the Olde Town at Parker Planned Development (PD) zoning to permit single-family attached housing (townhomes) on an additional 12.16 acres. This is the applicant’s response to the Town Council denial of its previous PD zoning application in July 2020 for a residential development with single-family attached housing (townhomes) and multi-family housing (condominiums). The applicant has revised the proposal by eliminating multi-family housing (condominiums).
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements

Salisbury Heights Metro District Board of Directors Appointment
Town Council passed a resolution appointing Kenneth Cleveland as Director of the Salisbury Metro District, until a successor is elected or appointed, as provided by statute. The Metro District had requested the Town Council appoint a director to fill a vacancy on its board of directors. Previously, all five board seats were vacant. Pursuant to Colo. Rev. Stat. § 32-1-905(2.5), if there are no duly elected directors and the failure to appoint a new board will result in the interruption of services that are being provided by the District, then the Town Council may appoint directors from the pool of duly qualified, willing candidates.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Town of Parker Organizational Plan Amendment
Town Council passed a resolution approving proposed changes to the Town of Parker’s organizational plan that were proposed by the Town Administrator. The amended organization plan moves the oversight of the Communications Department to the Assistant Town Administrator (formally Assistant to the Town Administrator) from the Deputy Town Administrator. The Deputy Town Administrator position is being reorganized and restructured to perform the Economic Development functions. Moving the Communications Department allows for more capacity for the Deputy Town Administrator’s Economic Development focus.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

Parker Pointe Minor Development Plat Extension
Town Council passed a resolution approving an extension of the expiration date for the Parker Pointe Minor Development Plat for an additional six months to May 27, 2021. The Parker Pointe Minor Development Plat will create 15 commercial lots and a tract for stormwater detention and preservation of Kinney Creek open space on the site. The subject property is located at the southeast corner of Parker Road and Stroh Road. The applicant requested an extension to aid in obtaining a required letter of credit from a new bank, which has been delayed due to impacts of COVID-19.
Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

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

1. A professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants in the amount of $201,513.48 for final design services related to the High Plains Trail - Segments 1 and 2 Project (Cherry Creek Trail to Aurora Parkway).

2. A professional services agreement with Stanley Consultants in the amount of $119,938 for final design services related to the Downtown Safety and Circulation Improvements Project. The project includes proposed improvements for pedestrian safety and circulation improvements on Victorian Drive and Mainstreet. It will also include a traffic signal at the Mainstreet/Victorian Drive (west) intersection.

Approved 4-1 (In Favor: Diak, Lewis, Rivero, Toborg; Opposed: Poage)

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