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CONSENT AGENDA - Approved 7-0
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- January 4, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 01, Series 2022 / Budget Supplemental Appropriating Funding from Public Safety Sales Tax Ballot Issue
- Second 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
- Second 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
Approved 7-0: Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2022-04
/ New Lodging & Entertainment Liquor License /Dog House Music LLC d/b/a Dog House Music / 525 Courtney Way RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION PRESENTATIONSChamber of Commerce Update
The City of Lafayette provides the Chamber of Commerce with an annual budget allocation for the support of events that are hosted by the Chamber; Oatmeal Festival, July 4th
Celebration, Peach Festival, and Brew Fest. During the 2022 budget discussions, City Council requested the Chamber present information on how funding is being used; especially in the past several years where events were cancelled or scaled back. City Code Review of Chapter 25 – Animals and Fowl
In response to residents’ requests who received violation summons, Council requested information and an overview of the Running at Large Prohibited code section, and Animal Disturbance of Peace and Quiet Prohibited. A request was made that roaming cats be removed from the Running at Large Prohibited. The other request asked for a decibel reading be used to enforce animal disturbances. After hearing the presented information, revisions to the existing ordinances were not requested by Council. REGULAR BUSINESSItems Pertaining to the Water Reclamation Facility Improvement Project
These items pertain to the annexation of two City-owned parcels of property, located in unincorporated Boulder County within the City’s urban growth boundary, and adjacent to East County Line Road. The parcels are immediately west of the existing City water reclamation facility and are in anticipation of a future expansion of the facility.
*Approved 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 04, Series 2022
/ Annexing the City-Owned Property Known as Water Reclamation Plant Expansion to the City of Lafayette, Colorado
*Approved 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 05, Series 2022
/ Zoning Certain City-Owned Land to Public Zoning District. Approved 7-0: Resolution No. 2022-05 / Establishing the 2022 Residential Permit Allocations and Modifying Non-Exempt Residential Annual Allocation Schedules
The City’s Charter establishes a residential growth management program that limits the number of dwelling units allowed to be constructed between January 1, 2019, and January 1, 2025, to 1,200 units (non-exempt units). The Charter also provides for exemptions to the limitations for, but not limited to, affordable housing projects, mixed-use projects in urban renewal area, etc. By January 31 of each year, City Council is required to pass an annual resolution pertaining to the City’s residential growth management program.
The 2021 allocation was set at 684 permits, but only 54 non-exempt permits were pulled. Based upon the accounting of the modified development project allocations, this resolution sets the 2022 allowed permitting level at 632 and the anticipated 2023 permitting level at 153. City Council also authorizes the issuance of up to 50 permanently affordable dwelling units per year. These permits are exempt from the residential growth limitations. While there are no identified projects at this time, this resolution authorizes the full unit allocation of 50 units. Approved 7-0: Contract / Economic Development and Housing Strategic Plan / Root Policy
In October 2021, the Economic Development and Planning & Building Departments released an RFP for the Economic Development and Housing Strategic Plan. The purpose of the Economic Development and Housing Strategic Plan is to position the City on a path toward a resilient, sustainable, and vibrant economy that allows people of all backgrounds and incomes to live, work, and thrive close to home in Lafayette. The intent of this project is to answer three main questions of: 1. Where are we? (What is our current economic base and housing portfolio?) 2. Which direction should we go? (What is missing and what are strategic opportunities for growth?) 3. How do we get there? (including short, medium and long-term strategies?) STAFF REPORTSCity Administrator’s Report
Suggestions for Council calendar updates: 1) Move the Feb. 28 meeting to Feb 22 to avoid a back-to-back Council meeting/workshop 2) move Sept. 26 to 29 due to Rosh Hashanah 3) move Oct. 4 to Oct. 6 due to Yom Kippur 4) move Oct 18 to Oct. 20 due to Simchat Torah. COUNCIL REPORTSInterview Panel Selection for Planning Commission Appointment
An interview committee made of up three City Council members is required to interview interested candidates.
Councilors Walton, Briggs, and Samson volunteered to sit on the interview committee.
- Would like to suggest online meetings continue for Council and Boards and Committees through February. Council agreed.
- Have had a lot of community support for the Marshall Fire. Met with some local/state/federal elected officials to determine our roles. The Louisville and Superior Mayors have been great in assisting their communities to move forward. They want to thank Lafayette for assistance with water services and may request help with building permitting in the future.
- Shout out to LYAC for a successful MLK event, great turnout.
- The Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) and Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) are looking at their advisory capacity and desire to broadly combine in order to add depth to Council recommendations. .
- Would like to discuss the 700 block. Encourage everyone to listen to the public input at the last LURA meeting.
- Will keep pushing on the ban of the retail sale of animals as long as we get public input.
- It was great to see the community come together at Monday’s MLK event and know our middle and high school students planned it.