City Council Meeting Recap
Oct. 6, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 6-0: CONSENT AGENDA
- September 20, 2022 City Council Meeting Minutes
- September 21, 2022 City Council Joint Session with Erie Board of Trustees Summary
- REMOVED Second 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
- Resolution No. 2022-49 / Surplus Vehicles
- Written Amendment to Construction Contract / Castle Rock Construction Company of Colorado, LLC / South Boulder Road Widening and Multimodal Improvement Project
- Structure Agreements / Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety / 9905 and 9907 Isabelle Road
Boulder Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Anderson and Assistant Superintendent of Operations Rob Price / Boulder Valley School District Mill Levy Ballot Measure SPECIAL BUSINESS
Interviews for Local Liquor Licensing Authority Hearing Officer
1. Luis Corchado
2. Clay Douglas
3. Courtenay Patterson PROCLAMATIONS
Indigenous Peoples’ Day / October 12, 2022
Fire Prevention Week / October 9-15, 2022 REGULAR BUSINESSAPPROVED 6-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 32, Series 2022 / Establishing the Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee and Repealing the Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee and the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee
Since late 2021, the Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) and the Waste Reduction Advisory Committee (WRAC) have been discussing the opportunity for Lafayette to have one Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee. On August 29, 2022, draft bylaws to establish one committee were approved by both WRAC and LESAC. These committees are recommending Council review and approve this new board. Items Pertaining to State Highway 7 and 119th Street Intersection Improvements ProjectAPPROVED 6-0: 1. Approval and Notice of Award and Construction Contract / Jalisco International, Inc.
This agenda item outlines a construction contract with Jalisco International, Inc., for the construction of the State Highway 7 and 119th Street Intersection Improvements Project. City Council approval is required for contracts exceeding $100,000. APPROVED 6-0: 2. Resolution No. 2022-50 / Approval of 1% Scope Document and Cost Estimate / Xcel Energy Overhead to underground Conversion Project at State Highway 7 and 117th Street
This item pertains to Xcel Energy’s 1% scoping documents and cost estimate for the undergrounding of overhead electric lines along State Highway 7 and 119th Street that are impacted by the intersection improvements. The undergrounding work extends along the limits of the project from Burlington Avenue to the new Parkdale development in Erie. COUNCIL APPOINTMENTSAppointment to the Historic Preservation Board
Council reappointed Grant Swift as a full member of the Historic Preservation Board to serve a four-year term ending August 1, 2026. STAFF REPORTS
City Attorney’s Report:
Council has an opportunity to join a local air quality control coalition to review more stringent rules limiting oil and gas producers from certain ozone-generating activities in the summer months as a way to address the Front Range’s air quality issues. Council agreed it is important to participate. Deputy City Administrator’s Report
- Lafayette ranked 31 in Money.com’s 50 Best Places to Live. Fox 31/2 will be airing coverage this evening. More information is available at https://www.lafayetteco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=7282
- Next meeting is rescheduled to Oct. 20 in observation of Simchat Torah.
- The Oct. workshop will cover budget topics. Preparing materials in advance for Council’s review
Mayor Mangat Councilor Barnes
- EcoTober Event was well run and well attended. Thanks to the sustainability team.
- Bike Tour of alley murals on Oct 9 from 2-4: https://alleyartamazin.com/
- The EcoTober Event was great and spanned all ages.
- Requesting to allocate 20 minutes at workshops for general Council discussions. Agreed to discuss more in November.
- The idea that an increase in income moves an individual/family out of government program eligibility is not uncommon. There are a variety of programs with varying income limits, but people must look at what’s in their best interest and continue to explore resource options.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- On Sept. 21, DRCOG adopted the of Regional Transportation Plan and associated greenhouse gas conformity.
- Also approved funding for the 2022-2025 regional TIP grant projects – four calls this year to apply.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
- Inquired about rules surrounding personnel issues being brought to Council. The City Attorney confirmed that staff personnel issues are not addressed by City Council.
- Historic Preservation Board Trivia Night Oct. 11 at Odd13 Brewery: https://www.lafayetteco.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=9519
- Next week is the Highway 36 Consortium meeting.
- Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(f)(I) for the purpose of discussing personnel matters pertaining to the appointment of a hearing officer to serve as the local Liquor Licensing Authority
- Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes sections 24-6-402(4)(f)(I) and 24-6-402(4)(b) to discuss personnel matters pertaining to the City Administrator’s performance evaluation, and to confer with special counsel for purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pertaining to same