City Council Meeting Recap
Aug. 2, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(b) to confer with the City Attorney and the City’s special water counsel for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pertaining to water acquisition and water dedication requirements for the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project
RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
APPROVED 7-0: CONSENT AGENDA
- July 19, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- July 25, 2022, City Council Workshop Summary
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 24, Series 2022 / Community Event Permits
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 26, Series 2022 / Fire Restrictions
- Items Pertaining to Silo Subdivision Filing No. 1
- Resolution No. 2022-42 / Extending the Deadlines for Compliance with Conditions in Res. No. 2021-91 Pertaining to Approval of the Silo Subdivision Filing No. 1, Replat A Final Plat by an Additional 60 Days
- First Reading / Ordinance No. 30, 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 by an Additional 60 Days
APPROVED 7-0: Resolution No. 2022-43 / Approving the Water Rights Purchase and Repayment Agreement Between Boulder County, the Boulder County Housing Authority, the City of Lafayette, and the City of Lafayette Water Fund Enterprise Pertaining to the Purchase of, and Repayment for, Colorado-Big Thompson Water Units, and Authorizing the City Administrator to Sign, Execute, and Deliver Any and All Agreements and Documents Necessary to Complete the Acquisition and Conveyance of Such Water Rights to the City APPROVED 7-0: Ordinance No. 28, Series 2022 / Emergency Ordinance for Supplemental Appropriations for Unanticipated 2022 Expenditures for Water Acquisition and Affordable Housing
During a fiscal year, municipalities may encounter unanticipated opportunities that require additional appropriation to various funds within the current year’s budget. State law prohibits a municipality from exceeding initially appropriated expenditures at the fund level, even if a new revenue source is identified or fund balance exists to cover the expenditures. This emergency supplemental appropriation is being requested to fund new expenditures to support City initiatives in water acquisition and affordable housing.
The first requested supplemental includes $12,512,000 in additional appropriation from the Water Enterprise Fund balance to front funding for the acquisition of 184 units of Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT) water to ensure the developer, Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA), provides the sufficient water supply they are required to furnish to serve the proposed Willoughby Corner affordable housing project, complying with the water dedication requirements in the City’s Code of Ordinances, and City Council’s approval of an acceptable agreement between the City and the BCHA pertaining to the purchase of the water.
The second supplemental appropriates $5,338,000 in the Grants Fund from fund balance that is made up of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars to support the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project to be developed by the BCHA. These two budget supplementals are being brought forth on an emergency basis to accommodate funding the escrow needed to close the C-BT water purchase transaction by the August 8, 2022, escrow deposit deadline.APPROVED 7-0: Consideration of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report
The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (Annual Report) is the City’s official document that reports on the City’s financial activities for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2021, and is intended to be a comprehensive and consolidated resource for residents, investors, the general public, and others who may have an interest in the financial well-being of the City. This document can be found at www.lafayetteco.gov/Budget
. COUNCIL REPORTSCouncilor Barnes
Councilor MedranoCouncilor Samson Councilor Walton
- Mici’s Pizza generously gives back to the community through the Hope Kids program.
- LESAC/WRAC are having a joint meeting with the Planning Commission
- An applicant’s public posting for the Indian Peaks Development did not provide information about a public comment period. Thanks to a resident for bringing this to our attention. The applicant made the correction.
- Interested in bringing back the Chat with Council event during Art Night Out.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- Hwy 7 Coalition Meeting, no new news but an interest to support bus rapid transit along the corridor.
- NW Parkway Corridor Meeting; The Red Tail developer is working on a new plan and will require some approval from the Parkway Board.
- It’s back to school season, please watch for buses, bikers, and pedestrians.
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 local firearms regulation.