City Council Meeting Recap
October 19, 2021
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Public Safety Best Practices Update
A Lafayette City Council priority includes “Explore the City’s public safety response and align with community values and national best practices.” This update provides City Council steps taken to meet this priority.
Fire service has seen changes in legislation regarding emergency medical services (EMS) and is evaluating best practices far beyond regulatory impacts. Updates include expanded and enhanced training in partnership with the Louisville FD training facility, a commitment to personnel development, and increased community outreach.
The Police Department has been reviewing policies and practices to ensure adherence to nationally accepted best practices and respond to community values. Enhancements include improving department transparency, monitoring changing legislation regarding use of force and arrest tactics, implementing body worn cameras, incorporating procedural justice to our community policing program, and expanding the co-responder program. The department continues to maintain focus on include training, monitoring officer performance, diverse hiring, and community programs.
ADJOURN TO THE LIQUOR LICENSING AUTHORITY
Approved 6-0: Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2021-74 / Approval of a New Brew Pub Liquor License /Chicken Revolution LLC d/b/a Mono Mono at 599 Crossing Dr. – Hearing Noticed in the Colorado Hometown Weekly on October 6, 2021
A Brew Pub Liquor License application was received from Chicken Revolution, LLC and was considered complete on August 20, 2021. The proposed brew pub is a family-oriented restaurant offering Korean fried chicken, various side dishes, and their own manufactured beer. A brew pub is licensed to brew their own beer for consumption on and off the premises, sell to independent wholesalers for distribution to retailers, and sell manufactured beer by the package for off-premise consumption. The license is also allowed to sell by the drink, for consumption on the premises, beer from other manufactures, wine, and spirits. The brew pub will operate seven days per week, 11:00am-10:00pm.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
Approved 5-1: Public Hearing / First Reading / Ordinance No. 21, Series 2021 / Amending Chapter 26 of the Lafayette Code Regarding Land Use Regulations Pertaining to Oil and Gas Development, Facilities, and Operations – Public Hearing Noticed in the Daily Camera on October 8, 2021
This ordinance repeals and replaces the City’s existing oil and gas land use regulations with updated land use regulations based upon enabling recently enacted State legislation and rulemaking (SB 19-181) that provides local jurisdictions with greater authority to regulate the location, surface impacts, and external effects of new and existing oil and gas facilities.
These rules will apply to operators seeking to construct a new oil and gas facility or conduct a new oil and gas operation in the City. Certain rules will apply to all operators - new and existing - such as operator registration, monthly and annual inspections for emissions, liquid leaks, soil contamination, emergency response planning, and nuisance provisions. Additional information may be found at www.lafayetteco.gov/OilAndGas.
LAND USE ITEMS
Approved 6-0: Resolution No. 2021-75 / Approval of a Minor Subdivision for Prince Pointe
The applicant is requesting to formally subdivide the property, 501 and 503 W. Baseline Rd., into two legally conforming lots. As a part of the subdivision, right-of-way is being formally dedicated to the City for W. Baseline Road and the property lines are being reconfigured so that each lot contains one house, meets minimum lot sizes and setbacks. Because right-of-way is being dedicated, the plat requires City Council to review and decide on the minor subdivision.
Approved 6-0: 2021 One Lafayette Distribution
The One Lafayette grant program is an annual opportunity to recognize the work of community nonprofit organizations. Because of continued economic uncertainty and the desire to reimagine this program including the integration into a potential tax to support mental health and human services, staff is recommending to honor the multi-year agreements, provide an additional year of funding to organizations that reached their final year in 2020, and provide the remaining funding to Sister Carmen, to offset expenses already incurred above and beyond their current allocation from the City. Council requested staff to reach out to Meals on Wheel to determine if they have a need and allocate funds.
Approved 6-0: Resolution No. 2021-76 / Waste Hauler License Fee
Effective November 2, the City of Lafayette will require all waste haulers operating within the City to obtain a collection license every year. Ordinance No. 21, Series 2020 outlines the timeline and requirements waste haulers must follow to comply, which includes establishing an incentivized price structure to encourage recycling and organics diversion and reporting requirements. Additionally, residential waste haulers will be required to offer organics service that residents can opt into, expanding the City’s Three Cart Program.
Approved 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 22, Series 2021 / Amending Ordinance No. 5, Series 2021 Authorizing the Acquisition by Eminent Domain of Certain Real Property Interests Necessary to Construct, Operate and Maintain Public Improvements Required for the State Highway 7/119th Street Intersection Improvements Project
This ordinance authorizes the use of eminent domain to obtain property required for construction of the State Highway 7/119th Street Intersection Improvements Project. Staff has worked to acquire the required right-of-way through good faith negotiations with the current owners and will begin sending offer letters to the affected property owners and subsequently will be entering into agreements for the acquisition of the needed property for the project. Many of the property acquisitions are anticipated to be above the $99,000 City purchasing policy amount. This item is requesting the delegation of authority to the City Attorney and City Administrator in order to streamline the agreements.
Approved 7-0: Extra Mile Day / November 1, 2021
This proclamation claims November 1, 2021, to be Extra Mile Day, and urges residents in the community to take time on this day to not only “go the extra mile” in their own lives, but to also acknowledge all those who are inspirational in their efforts and commitment to make their organizations, families, community, country, or world a better place.
Approved 7-0: CONSENT AGENDA balance
Pulled Resolution No. 2021-71 for discussion. Approved 7-0.
STAFF REPORTSCity Attorney’s Report:
- Minutes from the October 5, 2021, City Council Meeting
- Summary of the October 11, 2021, City Council Joint Workshop with the Planning Commission and Comprehensive Plan Community Advisory Committee
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 20, Series 2021 / Water Reclamation Facility Bond Parameters
- Resolution No. 2021-71 / Intergovernmental Agreement with Boulder Valley School District / Student One Sharing Initiative
- Resolution No. 2021-77 / Approving a Second Amendment to Cherrywood Subdivision Development Agreement
- Resolution No. 2021-78 / Surplus Vehicles
- Change Order No. 3 / 5 MG Red Zone Tank Repainting / Riley Industrial, Inc.
Updated Council that an opioid litigation settlement is pending and proceeds will be distributed to the State and Colorado municipalities. The AG’s office is looking for a 95% approval from local municipalities by Nov. 5. This topic will be included on Council’s next agenda. City Administrator’s Report
COUNCIL APPOINTMENTSApproved 7-0: Appointments to the Public Art Committee
- Council will join the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority meeting on Oct. 25
- Recommends canceling the November workshop which would fall on either the week of Thanksgiving or Hanukkah.
Council motion to appoint Daniel Guley and Ellen Smith as regular members of the Lafayette Public Art Committee. COUNCIL REPORTS
- Will attend the virtual CC4CA annual retreat on Thursday.
- Spoke to leadership fellows with legislators and other councilors.
- NW Mayor’s coalition focusing on transportation legislation.
- Metro Mayors Caucus report from state demographer. CO is experiencing slowing growth.
- Update from ARPA task force
- Appreciate the good discussions happening regarding the Miller naming within the advisory boards.
- Attended the NW Parkway meeting and was presented with the inspection report. Bridges are inspected every 2 years and lighting every 6 years. Revenue up 20% YTD. Community Resources LLC will take over the administration of the board
- Look again at DRCOG’s Boomer Bond to help with data collection and to ensure seniors are represented.
- Requesting Council prioritize public safety support at your January retreat.
- Can we get an update on the Smart Meters?
- Former Councilor Reyna shared a message of kindness. Many of our current conflicts can be resolved with kindness.
Mayor Pro Tem Walton
- On Nov. 16 the Lafayette Open Space Advisory Committee will provide a presentation on the Mayhoffer management plan,
- Engineers and consultants found there is not a solution to the Horizon Dr. underpass flooding.
- Human Rights Commission attended Library and Public Art Commission to answer Mary Miller naming questions. Will attend Cultural Arts Commission next week and will attend a retreat in December.
- Oct. 23 paper shred and drug take back event in the Walmart parking lot.