City Council Meeting Recap
July 19, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 7-0: CONSENT AGENDA
A. July 5, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
B. Second Reading / Ordinance No. 25, Series 2022 / Amending the Collective Bargaining 30-Day Limit
APPROVED 7-0: Contract / Prosono / Library and Arts & Cultural Resources Strategic Planning Services
Through a competitive procurement process, the Library and Arts and Cultural Resources (ACRD) staff has selected Prosono as the successful respondent to develop strategic plans for each of the two departments.
The purpose of this planning process is to gain a deeper understanding of these community-based interests and then develop a series of goals, objectives, and activities to address them. It should also serve to help advance the resources, effectiveness, and standing of these two departments, the strategic plans developed through this process should also position the Library/ACRD as essential partners in helping our community achieve its vision for itself. The overall project budget will be $106,575.
APPROVED 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 24, Series 2022 / Community Event Permits - with an amendment to exempt funeral processions
This ordinance creates a comprehensive community events review and permitting process that seeks to facilitate organized and properly managed community events while protecting City property, mitigating potential impacts of events on residents and businesses, creating a central clearing house for applicants seeking to hold an event on public property, and furthering Council goals. This ordinance also requires events held after January 1, 2023, to comply with the environmental stewardship and zero-waste event objectives of the City.
APPROVED 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 26, Series 2022 / Fire Restrictions
The City Administrator, in coordination with the Fire and Police Chiefs, may implement fire restrictions based on local conditions including, but not limited to, drought, regional fire restrictions, water restrictions, wildfire conditions, and weather. Climate change continues to extend wildfire risk from a seasonal risk to a year-round issue, as exemplified by the Marshall Fire. The Lafayette Fire Department aligns with Boulder County and evaluates current conditions, including data produced by the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and the National Weather Service, to make a restriction determination.
Appointment to the Human Rights Commission
Council approved the appointment of Dulcenea Carter as an alternate member of the HRC.
City Attorney’s Report
City Administrator’s Report
Councilor MedranoCouncilor Samson
- LESAC WRAC still in discussions to combine forces. LESAC will meet with Planning Commission on building code updates.
- Adderly Arts is having a public art show on July 30 from 1-7pm at 2490 Cana Court.
Councilor WaltonMayor Pro Tem Wong
- National Night Out on Aug 2.
- Wanted to congratulate Larry Zaeagoza, Town Manager of La Jara, CO. He received CML’s Sam Mamet award. He grew up in Lafayette and credits the town for his positive upbringing.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(b) to confer with the City Attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions, and pursuant to section 24-6-402(4)(e)(I), C.R.S., for purposes of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructing negotiators, both pertaining to water dedication for the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(b) to confer with the City Attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pertaining to the South Boulder Road widening and multimodal improvement project.