Council Wrap-up from August 22
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:39am
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update: Prevent Crimes of Opportunity and Traffic Enforcement
The Sheriff's Office reminded residents to keep cars locked and valuables out of sight to deter car break-ins. Also, officers plan to be visible near American Academy before and after school to enforce speed limits.
I-25 South Corridor Study Update
Chuck Attardo from the Colorado Department of Transportation gave an overview of the I-25 South Corridor Study which identifies immediate and long-term solutions to address safety and travel reliability and mobility on I-25 between Monument and C-470.
Within this corridor, an 18-mile, four-lane segment of I-25 from Denver to Colorado Springs is referred to as "The Gap". CDOT believes improving the connection between Colorado's two largest urban areas would deliver great benefits to the health and well-being of daily commuters, the reliability of commerce, and the livability of adjacent Front Range communities.
Tax Increase and Ballot Question Discussion
City Council held a discussion about whether to move forward with drafting language to add to the November 7, 2017, ballot asking residents to vote on a sales tax increase to help fund road improvements. No decisions were made and a special City Council meeting was scheduled for September 6, 2017, to continue the discussion and vote on whether a question would be added to the ballot.
Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 17-06; Lagae Ranch Planned Development, First Major Amendment (Second Reading)
Following a public hearing and presentation by the applicant, Ordinance No. 17-06 was approved by Council. This amendment allows for up to 145 attached and detached single family residential units in Planning Area 6 (PA6) of the Lagae Ranch Planned Development. The approved motion also included language that the applicant and City shall investigate the possibility of allowing pedestrian access from the subject property to the adjacent business zoned property and the applicant would construct the pedestrian access, if deemed possible and practicable.
Resignation of Ward 3 Council Member Roger Addlesperger
Council approved the resignation of Council Member Roger Addlesperger who recently moved out of state. Council Member Addlesperger's seat will be filled in conjunction with the next City Council election scheduled for November 7, 2017.
Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority Appointment
Council Member Melissa Coudeyras was appointed to the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority. The Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority is made up of appointed representatives from the City of Castle Pines, Town of Parker, Town of Castle Rock, City of Lone Tree, Douglas County and the Parker Water & Sanitation District.
July Financial Statements and Statement of Expenditures
Council approved July's financial statements and statement of expenditures.