City Council Meeting Recap
Jan. 4, 2022
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CONSENT AGENDA - Approved 5-0
- December 21, 2021, City Council Meeting Minutes
- Resolution No. 2022-02 / Designating Public Locations for Posting Notices of City Council, City Boards, and City Commission Meetings
- Resolution No. 2022-03 / Eighteenth Interim Agreement between the Northern Integrated Supply Project Water Activity Enterprise and the City of Lafayette, Colorado Acting with and on Behalf of the Lafayette Water Fund Enterprise for Participation in the Northern Integrated Supply Project
- Renewal of Pawn Shop License / EZ Pawn Colorado Inc. d/b/a EZ Pawn Store #40110 at 406 S. Public Road
- Change Order No. 3 / Felzburg, Holt & Ullevig – SH 7 & 119th Intersection Improvements
- Change Order No. 1 / South Boulder Road Widening and Multimodal Improvement Project / Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC
IV. NEW EMPLOYEE INTRODUCTIONS
Communications Manager Marie Grucelski
Interim Finance Director Devin Billingsley
Small Business Development Center
The Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided a brief presentation on a new program to provide satellite support programs for the City of Louisville and the City of Lafayette. The Boulder SBDC will provide dedicated programs and support services focused on small business technical assistance, consulting, and training to facilitate recovery as well as long-term resiliency for Lafayette businesses. This new program will enhance and supplement the cities’ current economic development efforts and provide dedicated support for our local small businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Police, Fire, Public Works, and Communications Departments each played an integral role in this event. These teams worked together to ensure the City was prepared and simultaneously supported our partner agencies within the region. The team provided a presentation to recap activities during the crisis. City Council thanked staff and the community for their roles in providing support to affected victims. boulderoem.com/emergency-status
Motion to approve 6-0: Proclamation Designating Monday, January 17, 2022, as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
in Lafayette. Join the City for the MLK March for Peace & Celebration on Jan. 17. Details are available at www.lafayetteco.gov/MLKMarch
Motion to approve 6-0: Proclamation Designating January 1-31, 2022, as Radon Action Month in Lafayette
VII. REGULAR BUSINESS
Approved 6-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 01, Series 2022 / Budget Supplemental Appropriating Funding from the Public Safety Sales Tax Ballot Issue
City Council referred two successful ballot measures to the voters on November 2, 2021, that resulted in a sales and use tax increase for the purposes of addressing certain public safety services, and mental health and human services. On December 1, 2021, City Council approved ordinances to create two Special Revenue Funds which restrict the revenues/expenditures to those uses outlined in ballot questions 2B (Public Safety)
and 2C (Mental Health and Human Services)
. This budget supplemental appropriates the anticipated revenue and expenses for the public safety tax only. The development of the mental health and human services grant program is still being developed and the budget supplemental for that tax will come at a later date.
Items Pertaining to Lafayette City Center Subdivision Replat B Parking Easement and Agreement
This resolution and ordinance memorializes amendments to existing easement and parking agreements between the City and The Mira mixed-use development, currently owned by Lafayette City Center Development, LLC,
Approved 6-0: Resolution No. 2022-01 / Amendment to Parking Easement and Agreement and the Termination and Release of Easement pertaining to certain parking and access easements between the City and the Owners of Lot 2, Lafayette City Center Subdivision Replat B
Approved 6-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 02, Series 2022 / Amendment to Mutual Permanent Access Easement Agreement between the City and the Owners of Lot 2, Lafayette City Center Subdivision Replat B, to Expand the Easement Area and Amend Terms Pertaining to Parking and Access
Approved 6-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 03, Series 2022 / Boundary Agreement Between the City of Lafayette and Thao T. Nguyen; Authorizing the Conveyance of City-Owned Real Property to Thao T. Nguyen in Connection with Such Boundary Agreement; and Granting an Easement to Thao T. Nguyen for Access
These agreements clean up the property lines and legal descriptions between the City’s property and that of the adjacent neighbor. This will enable the City-owned property to be annexed prior to construction of a water reclamation facility improvement project beginning in 2022 to meet new regulatory requirements.
City Council Committee and Board Assignments
The new Council was sworn in on December 7, 2021. This item formalizes new Council committee and board assignments for the current 2021-2023 Council term.
Endorsement of Councilor Nicole Samson for the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board
Colorado Municipal League (CML) is now accepting applications for members interested in appointment to fill vacancies on the CML Executive Board. Applications will be accepted through 5pm on Friday, Jan. 14.
IX. COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS
Appointments to the Human Rights Commission
Council motion approved 6-0 to appoint Marion Husler as a regular member on the Human Rights Commission and Catherine Saar and Vijay Arora as alternate members for three-year terms.
X. COUNCIL REPORTS
- We will plan to hold the next Council meeting (Jan. 18) virtually. The January retreat on Jan. 28 and 29 will be in person. Boards and Commissions may hold meetings in person or virtually based on their discretion. Future meetings beyond January will be discussed.
- The Marshall Fire has been devastating for Boulder County, but the silver lining is the response the community provided. Proud of staff and our amazing residents.
- Raised the topic of banning retail sales of pets in Lafayette. Council determined not to pursue at this point in time.
- HB1110 website accessibility plan deadline is approaching in July.
- Reminded everyone of the MLK March 1-3pm at Centaurus High School on Jan. 17. Car parade and drive-in celebration. Details at www.lafayetteco.gov/MLKMarch
- Cultural Arts Committee will be holding its next meeting virtually.
- Inquired about the 2022 workshop schedule. City Administrator summarized upcoming schedule.
- With a nationally declared disaster structure may develop an unmet needs committee, families who may not qualify for programs will start to line up as recovery progresses.
- Advocate for Council and Boards to continue online meetings.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- Jan. 8 is the Oatmeal Festival. Virtual 5k and breakfast at Dove House. More info at www.lafayettecolorado.com