City Council Meeting Recap
April 4, 2023
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OPENING OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING
CONSENT AGENDA - APPROVED 7-0
• March 21, 2023, City Council Meeting Minutes
• March 27, 2023, City Council Workshop Summary
• Second Reading / Ordinance No. 04, Series 2023 / Budget Carryforward and Supplemental
• Resolution No. 2023-21 / Intergovernmental Agreement for the Keep it Clean Partnership
• Approval of Mediated Resolution / South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvements Construction Project
City Brand Assessment Update
The City began a Brand Assessment and Strategic Plan project in March of 2022. Initial findings from the community discovery, survey, and research phases were presented to City Council in September 2022. This analysis was used to develop the Brand Position, Brand Personality, and Brand Expression. Also developed, based on these results, were a number of Brand Slogans, or taglines, that were tested in February in a communitywide survey.
Based on the results of the February 2023 slogan testing, a second round of slogan testing will be launched mid-April. The survey will be available at lafayetteco.gov/LoveLafayette.
APPROVED 7-0: Public Hearing / Resolution No. 2023-20 / 40 North Metropolitan District / Service Plan Amendment [Notice Published March 15, 2023 in The Colorado Hometown Weekly]
The Applicant, Jason Markel of 40 North LLC, is requesting to amend the 40 North Metropolitan District Service Plan (Attachment B). The amendment would increase the debt limit allowed by the District’s Service Plan by $6 million in order to finance the increased cost of water required for dedication and to allow for other costs related to public improvements to be financed by the District – both which were not foreseen in 2018 when the original Service Plan was developed.
National Library Week / April 23-29, 2023
City Administrator’s Report
Councilors can participate in a guided bus tour of State Highway 7 on April 28. Staff received a polling cost estimate of $12,500 to test the concept of changing Boards and Commission charter language. Director Brasel provided high-level information on staff’s recommendation to oppose SB 23-213 Land Use Bill. Council moved to have staff compose a letter of opposition.
Working with staff to look at NWF’s Mayors Monarch Pledge.
April is Earth Month. Ebike rebate, compost and mulch giveaway, green business breakfast, pollinator workshop, sustainable film festival, volunteer event, hard-to-recycle event, mover/leaf blower takeback event and more! All activities can be found at www.lafayetteco.gov/EarthMonth.
South Boulder Road updates will always be on the website www.lafayetteoc.gov/SouthBoulderRoad
There is only a $3 fee to drop off unwanted materials at CHaRM www.ecocycle.org/services-and-facilities/charm.
Requesting staff to draft a policy for remote Council attendance and terminate our COVID emergency declaration. Deed restricted homes policy has an opportunity to be revisited and updated.
Mayor Pro Tem Wong
Hwy 119th discussion at the Mayors Consortium on April 26 at Hampton Inn Boulder.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes sections 24-6-402(4)(b) and 24-6-402(4)(e)(I) to confer with the City Attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions and to determine positions relative to matters subject to negotiations and instructing negotiators, regarding development related agreements and regarding section 30-405.5 of the Lafayette Code of Ordinances, all pertaining to the Willoughby Corner affordable housing project.
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes sections 24-6-402(4)(b) and 24-6- 402(4)(e)(I) to confer with the City Attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions regarding annexation and development review procedures, and to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructing negotiators, regarding potential annexation-related agreements, all pertaining to real property located at the southwest corner of Hwy 287 and Arapahoe Road.
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(f)(I) to discuss personnel matters pertaining to the City Administrator’s employment contract.