City Council Meeting Recap
September 20, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 6-0: CONSENT AGENDA
PROCLAMATIONSAnnual Energy Efficiency Day / October 5, 2022 REGULAR BUSINESSAPPROVED 7-0
- September 6, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- Items Pertaining to Water Line Easement at 7035 South Boulder Road
- Resolution No. 2022-41 / Approving and Accepting an Easement and Agreement between the City of Lafayette and Robert C. Marshall and Vivian A. Marshall for the Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of a Pipeline for the Conveyance and Distribution of Potable Water
- First Reading / Ordinance No. 27, Series 2022 / Vacating a Portion of a Utility Easement within Certain Real Property Located in Boulder County, Commonly Known as 7035 South Boulder Road
- Consideration of a Letter of Intent / Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act Loan for the Northern Integrated Supply Project
- Contract / Microsoft 365 Licensing Agreement
: Contract / ZoneCo / Land Development Code
The City will be performing a rewrite of the Lafayette Land Development Code. Staff is recommending a contract with ZoneCo, the successful respondent from hg/a competitive proposal procurement process.
Development codes can evolve into overly complex regulations with inconsistent vocabularies and internal conflicts, leading to frustrations among applicants, staff, and decision-makers. This lack of accessibility, coupled with a refreshed community vision in the Legacy Lafayette Comprehensive Plan, has resulted in the city’s code being ripe for an overhaul. Additionally, it is generally a best practice to reexamine a city’s zoning regulations following the adoption of a comprehensive plan. The overall project budget will be $300,000 APPROVED 7-0: Resolution No. 2022-48 / Supporting the Boulder County Ballot Issue to Extend the Existing 0.10% Countywide Transportation Sales and Use Tax
Councilor Walton requested Council consider a resolution in support of Boulder County’s 2022 ballot issue to extend the existing transportation sales and use tax. On August 4, 2022, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution Nos. 2022-48 and 2022-49, proposing and placing on the 2022 general election ballot the question of whether to extend the existing 0.10% countywide sales and use tax for transportation improvements and alternative transportation modes projects, in perpetuity. Full details of the initiative may be found athttps://bouldercounty.gov/transportation/plans-and-projects/transportation-sales-tax-project-list/
. Items Pertaining to Public Works Street ContractsAPPROVED 7-0: Approval of Notice of Award and Construction Contract / RME Ltd., LLC dba Elite Surface Infrastructure / 2022 Street Rehabilitation Project
Staff is requesting to approve a contract with RMD Ltd., LLC dba Elite Surface Infrastructure to provide construction services for the 2022 Street Rehabilitation Project. The funds needed for this contract were allocated in the 2022 budget and cover resurfacing projects identified through the 2020 pavement management data collection. Work will begin this fall and last approximately three months. APPROVED 7-0: Approval of Notice of Award and Construction Contract / Vance Brothers, Inc. / 2022 Street Surface Restoration Project
Staff is requesting to approve a contract with Vance Brothers, Inc. to provide construction services for the 2022 Street Surface Restoration Project. The funds needed for this contract were allocated in the 2022 budget and cover paving projects identified through the 2020 pavement management data collection. Work will begin this fall and last approximately two weeks. STAFF REPORTSCity Administrator’s Report
: Sept 21 will be a joint meeting with the Erie Board of Trustees. Topics include transportation, affordable housing, and the global settlement agreement.COUNCIL REPORTS
- The RTD gov’t outreach coordinator looking for Lafayette representation from Council.
Councilor Samson Councilor Walton Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- EcoTober on Oct. 2 www.lafayetteco.gov/EcoTober.
- There is a general challenge with compost contamination. WRAC is looking at ways to help improve.
- Looking at the potential to get ebike rebates and DIY manufactured homes,
- Supports a building electrification modification to our code. Need to be responsible and equitable.
- HPB interviewing for new openings soon.
- Sept. 22 historic walking tour of E. Simpson St. https://lafayetteco.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=9483
- Mayors Consortium looking for support for federal highway funding projects.
- Consortium of Cities discussing regional minimum wage at their next meeting.
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 the South Boulder Road widening and multimodal improvement project
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(f)(1) to discuss personnel matters pertaining to the City Administrator’s performance evaluation