City Council Meeting Recap
March 15, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 6-0: CONSENT AGENDA
REGULAR BUSINESSItems Pertaining to Waste Hauler ServicesMotion passed 6-0 to continue discussions and the contract award decision to the April 5 meeting in order to provide additional time for consideration and input.
- Minutes from the March 1, 2022, City Council Meeting
- Resolution No. 2022-16 / Amending the Development Agreement for Galt Plaza to Allow for Additional Time to Complete Public Improvements
- Purchase Orders and Amendments
Through a competitive procurement process in 2014, City Council selected Republic Services as the residential solid waste collection service contractor as part of the City’s Three Cart Pay as You Throw. The contract was set to expire on September 30, 2021; however, Council executed a one-year contract extension to allow sufficient time for staff to develop a comprehensive request for proposals (RFP) for the City’s next residential solid waste collection service contract, which was released in November 2021.
In December 2021, Republic Services, Inc., and Western Disposal, Inc., each submitted proposals for the City’s consideration. Submitted proposals were evaluated based upon pricing and several qualitative elements. These findings were presented and discussed with Council.
Council moved to continue the discussion and the contract award to the April meeting. Staff will compile simplified information to share with the community and solicit additional input for Council consideration. Items Pertaining to the 2021 and 2022 BudgetsAPPROVED 6-0
: First Reading / Ordinance No. 09, Series 2022
/ Retroactive 2021 Budget SupplementalAPPROVED 6-0
: First Reading / Ordinance No. 10, Series 2022
/ 2022 Budget Supplemental
Each fiscal year multiple budget appropriation ordinances are presented to City Council for review and approval. Budget adjustments are a necessary part of governmental business as Colorado law requires that annual budget appropriation end on December 31 of each year, but government business activity continues year-round. Colorado law also requires that municipalities maintain balanced budgets whereby expenditures do not exceed a
combination of revenues and/or use of fund balance as reflected in approved budgets.
Two ordinances are being presented before Council to: 1) address a 2021 budget imbalance in the Golf Course Fund due to an extraordinarily active and extended golf season; and 2) accommodate the carryover of 2021 budget for projects and initiatives not completed by year-end as well as appropriate new 2022 budget amounts, or supplementals, to address recent changes. PRESENTATIONSShort-Term Rental Zoning Code and Sales Tax Licensing Approach Overview
There are over 120 properties currently advertising homes in Lafayette as short-term rentals; however, the City does not have regulations that permit this activity outside of a commercial zone district where lodging uses are permitted. While there are many benefits to homeowners who wish to operate a short-term rental, there are potential impacts to surrounding residences as well as potential impacts to the City’s housing stock that need to be considered. Previous community engagement, a draft problem statement, project objectives, a project schedule, and a high-level plan for community engagement were discussed. Accessory Dwelling Unit Zoning Code Change Overview and Discussion
City Council expressed interest in modifying the zoning code to allow Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in additional areas of the City. The Planning and Building Department’s current work plan identifies ADUs as a component of the larger zoning code rewrite project, given the synergies in the scope of work and needed resources between the two projects. Council agreed to incorporate the ADU project into the code re-write project. COUNCIL REPORTS
- LESAC and WRAC are making great progress preparing for Earth Month in April www.lafayetteco.gov/EarthMonth .
- Riders are confusing Ride Free Lafayette and VIA.
- March 30 Worldwide Climate Justice teaching event for high school students. 11am and 6pm.
- History of Latino Experience is tomorrow night 7pm at CU with Frank Archuleta. Spanish interpretation available.
- We are Water Exhibit through April 24 at the Lafayette Library.
- LYAC April 2 from 1-5 at the Library.
- April 3 2pm; Dance of Social Justice Series at the Library
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 pertaining to certain drainage and stormwater facilities located on the Indian Peaks Golf Course