City Council Meeting Recap
Nov. 1, 2022
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
APPROVED 7-0: balance of CONSENT AGENDA
APPROVED 7-0: Pulled item J for discussion
PRESENTATIONSWilloughby Corner Financial Peer Review
- October 6, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- October 20, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes
- October 24, 2022, City Council Workshop Summary
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 33, Series 2022 / Willoughby Corner / Zoning to High Density Residential (R-4) - Planned Unit Development Zone District and Final Planned Unit Development Plan
- Second Reading / Ordinance No. 34, Series 2022 / Willoughby Corner / Authorization to Execute and Record Releases and Covenants in Accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Community Housing Plan and Affordable Housing Agreement
- Change Order No. 1 / RN Civil Construction / 2021 Water Reclamation Facility Improvements Project
- Second Amendment to 104th Street Connector Trail Intergovernmental Agreement
- Contract / Mojos Cleaning Services, Inc. / City Janitorial Services
- Contract / WoodRiver Energy, LLC / City Natural Gas
- (ITEM J) Boulder County Open Space and Trail Recommendations for 2023
The City of Lafayette engaged RMM Advisory, LLC (RMM) to conduct a peer review and ‘gap’ analysis of the various financial components for the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project. The intent of this analysis is to inform staff and City Council of the financial structure, tax credits, and current subsidies for the project and focuses primarily on the 63-unit senior property that has recently received a reservation of 9% low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC) from the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA).
Lafayette has provided financial support for Willoughby Corner via reimbursement of the land acquisition costs ($3,495,150) and an incentive for one-half of the cost for the water dedication required for the development ($5,338,000). Boulder County Housing Authority has submitted a request for an additional incentive of allowable fee waivers for the entire development (estimated at $2.7 million). RMM’s peer review of the project’s proforma will assist City Council on the project’s financial components and the City’s subsidy with and without the fee waivers. This presentation is for informational purposes only and no action is required from City Council at this meeting related to financial commitments. STAFF INTRODUCTIONS
Andrea Mimnaugh joined the City as a Senior Planner on October 10, 2022. This position fills a vacancy within the department. REGULAR BUSINESSAPPROVED 7-0: Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2022-53 / Adopting the 2023 Budget and Establishing the Mill Levy [Noticed in the Boulder Daily Camera on October 21, 2022]APPROVED 7-0: First Reading / Ordinance No. 35, Series 2022 / 2023 Budget Appropriation
The 2023 Recommended Budget, as submitted to City Council, is the result of planning that began in the second quarter of 2022 and has involved multiple meetings with department heads and more recently with Council. The 2023 Recommended Budget not only advances City Council’s strategic outcomes, but also sets the City on solid financial footing in 2023 and beyond so that it can continue to manage the multi-decade high inflation affecting current operations while also planning for long-term infrastructure investment particularly as it relates to the City’s enterprise utility funds.
The 2023 Recommended Budget totals $100.2 million across all funds and represents a strategic and measured approach to investing in City services and seeks to maintain the high-quality services that City residents and visitors have come to expect in the face of persistent cost pressures while at the same time advancing important City Council priorities. Items Pertaining to Lot 2 Etna Plaza – Koda CrossfitAPPROVED 7-0: 1. Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2022-55 / Special Use Review [Noticed in the Boulder Daily Camera on October 21, 2022]APPROVED 7-0: 2. Resolution No. 2022-54 / Site Plan – Architectural Review / Lot 2 Etna Plaza - Koda Crossfit Addition
The applicant is proposing a 1,445 sf addition to an existing 4,600 sf building constructed in 2001 at 1230 Etna Drive. In addition to the Site Plan/Architectural Review, the applicant is requesting Special Use Review approval for an existing Recreational Club or Facility (Indoor or Outdoor) in the existing commercial. In general, the analysis shows that the proposed use complies with the municipal code and comprehensive plan; is compatible with the area; will not create adverse environmental influences; and largely does not create significant adverse impacts on government services and existing developments in the surrounding neighborhood. The use, recreational club or facility (indoor or outdoor), is one that is appropriate for a mixed use and commercial area and can generally function in in a manner that does not impact neighboring businesses or residents including potential adverse environmental impacts. Items Pertaining to Lot 2B Cabrini Gardens Replat 2B – Highway 287 StorageAPPROVED 6-1:
Resolution No. 2022-56 / Minor Subdivision / Cabrini Gardens Replat FFAILED 2-5
: Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2022-57 / Special Use Review [Noticed in the Boulder Daily Camera on October 21, 2022]APPROVED 5-2:
Motion to deny the application for the Special Use Review.POSTPONED 7-0:
Resolution No. 2022-58 / Site Plan – Architectural Review to Nov. 15 meeting.
These applications relate to the proposal for an indoor storage facility located on the eastern portion of Lot 2B Cabrini Gardens Replat B. The applicant is requesting 3 application approvals: 1)Minor subdivision plat for Lot 2B Cabrini Drive to subdivide the property into 2 lots 2)A Special Use approval to allow a warehousing/mini-storage in the C1 District 3)A Site Plan/Architectural approval for a 93,000 square foot, 35’ tall indoor storage facility located on the eastern portion of Lot 2B Cabrini Gardens Replat B.
At its October 12, 2022, regular meeting, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Special Use application with one condition and approval of the Site Plan/Architectural Review application with four conditions. The Planning Commission does not review minor subdivisions. Staff believes that the applicant has demonstrated that the project meets the review criteria for both the special use review and site plan/architecture review and recommends approval of the Site Plan/Architectural Review application with four conditions. PROCLAMATIONS
Extra Mile Day | November 1, 2022 COUNCIL APPOINTMENTSAPPROVED 7-0: Appointment to the Historic Preservation Board
Council moved to appoint Tim Adair as a full member of the Historic Preservation Board to serve a four-year term ending August 1, 2026. APPROVED 7-0: Appointment to the Human Rights Commission
Council moved to reappointment of Hannah Fletcher as a regular member of the HRC.COUNCIL REPORTSMayor Mangat Councilor Barnes
- The new Sustainability and Resilience Advisory Committee page is live. The application process to apply for a seat on the committee is now open. www.lafayetteco.gov/JoinSRAC.
- CC4CA members discussed retreat discussions, and equity and climate challenges.
- Councilors Barnes and Briggs attended the NCAR Climate and Strategies Workshop.
- The new Don Julio taco truck is now operating at 508 W. Baseline.
- Inquired if Council is interested in pursuing the ban of the retail sale of animals in Lafayette. The City Administrator will do some research to determine the amount of time required to look into will and report back.
- November is National Native American Heritage Month. Requested Council have a proclamation at the next meeting.
- The Arts and Library departments have launched their strategic plan study. The survey is available at www.lafayetteco.gov/ACLsurvey
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
- Started a discussion about what is planned for the second December meeting.
- Encouraging residents to vote - this will allow voters to affirm or change current government.
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 regarding deferral and waiver of fees and exemption from use tax under Section 30- 405.5 of the Lafayette Code of Ordinances pertaining to the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project