City Council Meeting Recap
May 17, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 7-0: CONSENT AGENDA
- May 3, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- First Reading / Ordinance No. 18, Series 2022 / Amending Article XIV of Chapter 30, “Buildings and Building Regulations,” of the Code of Ordinances to Enact a New Section 30-406 Regarding Fee Waivers
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 16, Series 2022 / Extending the Deadline for Compliance with Conditions in Ord. No. 29, Series 2021, Pertaining to Silo Subdivision Filing No. 1 and the Vacation of Certain Rights-of-Way and Public Easements
- Items Related to Utility Easements at 712 South Cherryvale Road
1. Resolution No. 2022-28 / Approving and Accepting an Easement and Agreement Between the City and Connor Snipes for the Installation, Operation and Maintenance of a Pipeline for the Conveyance and Distribution of Potable Water.
2. First Reading / Ordinance No. 17, Series 2022 / Vacating a Portion of a Utility Easement Within Certain Real Property Located in Boulder County, Commonly Known as 712 South Cherryvale Road
- Contract / Churchich Recreation / Playground Equipment Replacement
- Change Order / Altitude Athletic Surfaces, LLC / Pickleball Courts
National Police Week / May 15-21, 2022
Honoring the Class of 2022 REGULAR BUSINESSAPPROVED 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 14, Series 2022 / Amending Chapter 75, “Offenses – Miscellaneous,” of the Code of Ordinances
To maintain consistency between certain updated state and local offenses and to allow for local enforcement of certain offenses, the City needs to amend sections of our Code. This allows Lafayette police officers and municipal court to rely on the Colorado appellate courts’ interpretation and application of the same laws and allows the City’s and County’s law enforcement agencies to be operating from the same understanding of certain offenses. APPROVED 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 15, Series 2022 / Repealing and Reenacting Chapter 10, “Alcoholic Beverages,” of the Code of Ordinances
City Council has historically served as the City’s Local Licensing Authority. This Ordinance will repeal and reenact the entirety of Chapter 10, “Alcoholic Beverages,” of the Code to establish a hearing officer to serve as the Local Licensing Authority. The ordinance also updates terminology to be consistent with the Colorado Liquor, Beer, and Special Event Liquor Permits Codes, reorganizes Chapter 10 overall, updates provisions pertaining to enforcement, and generally modernizes the language used in the Code. APPROVED 7-0: Contract / Republic Services / Residential Solid Waste Hauling Services
In November 2021, staff released a request for proposals (RFP) for residential solid waste collection. Staff conducted a comprehensive overview of the submitted proposals and published a simplified one-pager of each proposal for residents to review. On April 15, 2022, City Council selected Republic Services as the contractor along with three contract alternatives; weekly organics collection, an annual hard-to-recycle event, and multiple recycle cart sizes. Staff has since been working with Republic Services to finalize a contract by incorporating the selected contract alternatives. Adjusted requirements to fulfill the needs of both the City and Republic Services were also negotiated such as robust education, additional language regarding performance fees, and annual rate change language. STAFF REPORTS
City Administrator's report
It is important to continue conserving water. Environmental and high seasonal use are creating considerable concern. Conditions have not improved since the May 3 water report to Council. Snowpack is not making it to creeks and reservoirs due to soil absorption and evaporation. The residential community has begun turning on irrigation systems earlier this year and are using more water than in typical years. We can’t control what’s going into the system (Mother Nature), but we can control the use.
The City’s watering ordinance
does not allow irrigation between the hours of 10am and 6pm, no overspray on hard surfaces (sidewalks), and no spraying down of hard surfaces.
We want to be proactive and may come back to Council to ask for additional restrictions if conditions continue to decline.COUNCIL REPORTSMayor Mangat
- During COVID we opened up the availability of reading email comments aloud during meetings. Council discussed pros and cons of this moving forward.
- Hard to Recycle event collected thousands of pounds of materials. Stats are being finalized.
- WRAC/LESAC looking at the possibility of combining boards. They are talking about electric vehicles and zero waste ordinance.
- Shout out to teachers and police.
- Would like to look at options for GOWP admission.
- The events in Buffalo, NY were a terrible blow to the Black community, but this will make them stronger and closer. Cited a reading from Maya Angelou.
- Has been asked to showcase Black excellence and representation at the Ultimate Disc Frisbee event at Centaurus High School.
- An HRC member inquired about the Miller naming project. The Mayor and City Administrator Sprague will discuss next steps and bring back to Council.
- Loved the idea for a youth video contest to address waste diversion.
- The old LaMont Does Pool was less expensive than the Great Outdoor Waterpark. Families can apply for 50% reduced rate discounts.
Councilor SamsonCouncilor Walton
- LYAC finished mental health focus groups and did a great job speaking to this important issue.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- School will be out – take care driving and watch for children.
- Art Night Out turnout was great and loved seeing the community policing and our co-responder staff.
- Historic Preservation Board had a retreat this month talking about future role. Passed a garage demolition permit.
- NW Mayors Commission Coalition lobbying for dollars for the Northwest Rail.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to section 24-6-402(4)(b) of the Colorado Revised Statutes to confer with the City Attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pertaining to Senate Bill 21-256.