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City Council Minutes March 22, 2016

STERLING, COLORADO

MARCH 22, 2016

STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Councilmember Flores gave the invocation. Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                 Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Rice

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmember                         Appelhans

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Fire Chief                                  Vogel

Public Works Director                Good

Purchase Technician                  St. John

PCF/Street/Sanitation

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 8

City Manager Saling pulled agenda item 4-C (PERMIT APPLICATION AND REPORT OF CHANGES – STERLING MOTEL, LLC – RAMADA INN/COUNTRY KITCHEN – 2500 E. CHESTNUT STREET) off of the Consent Agenda.

CONSENT AGENDA:

Councilmember Rice made a motion to approve the amended consent agenda. Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Items on the consent agenda were: City Council minutes of March 8, 2016, renewal of beer & wine liquor license for Bamboo Garden located at 1027 West Main Street, and permit application and report of changes for Hootenannies located at 324 West Main Street.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE NO. 3, SERIES OF 2016 – AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE PURCHASE OF LAND FROM ROTHE H20 LLC, SITUATED IN THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW1/4) OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 8 NORTH, RANGE 52 WEST OF THE SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO; AND AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SIGN ALL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR THE PURCHASE; AND APPRORIATING THE NECESSARY FUNDS:

City Manager Saling advised Council first reading of this ordinance took place on March 8, 2016, and it was amended and thereafter published. The City of Sterling’s Master Plan (2013) and the Parks, Library and Recreation Department’s Master Plan call for a Regional Trail system including a trail along the South Platte River as desirable.  The City has received an offer to sell to the City certain property that consists of 23.16 acres and is located west of the Ross Ferrin property purchased by the City in December of 2015.  The acquisition of this additional land expands the recreational opportunities along the proposed South Platte River Trail system.  This ordinance approves the purchase of that property.  The offered purchase price for the property was amended by Council to $105,000.00.

City Clerk Forbes read the Ordinance by title.

Mayor Torres opened the public hearing.

There were no comments.

Mayor Torres closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Lawson brought up his concern of the amount being spent.

Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2016. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.  By a five-yes and one-no vote, the motion was approved.  Voting was as follows:

Flores               yes                   McCarty            yes

Lawson             no                    Pitcher              yes

Rice                  yes                   Torres               yes

SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE NO. 4, SERIES OF 2016 – AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FELC SUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 4, CHEAIRS SEVENTH ADDITION, STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO:

City Manager Saling advised Council that first reading of this ordinance took place on March 8, 2016, and it was thereafter published. On March 2, 2016, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on the Subdivision application submitted by First English Lutheran Church, and found that the application met all requirements of Chapter 8, Subdivisions.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of this subdivision.  The subdivision will be known as the FELC Subdivision of Block 4, Cheairs Seventh Addition, Sterling, Logan County, Colorado.

 

City Clerk Forbes read the Ordinance by title.

Mayor Torres opened the public hearing.

There were no comments.

Mayor Torres closed the public hearing.

Councilmember McCarty made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 4, Series of 2016. Councilmember Rice seconded the motion.  By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Saling updated Council on:

Fire Chief Vogel’s resignation;

Water tanks;

Water meter replacement program;

Front Street project;

Two bronze sculptures being placed;

New signs at the airport;

Vacancy on the Personnel Board of Renee Johnson;

Columbine Park has been mowed;

Council has been presented with the 2015 Annual Report;

Xcel is ready to do the underground electrical work on Main Street;

New World CAD system is going well; and

Basketball game with the Special Olympics Team.

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION NO. 3-3-16, SERIES OF 2016 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO, AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN THE COLORADO RURAL JUMP-START PROGRAM:

City Manager Saling advised Council to encourage economic development in the rural areas of Colorado, the Colorado legislature passed a bill creating the Rural Jump-Start Zone program, which is a tax relief program as an incentive for new businesses and new hires who locate into certain designated areas called Jump-Start zones. In order to participate in this program a municipality must first be located in a county that has passed a resolution to participate, and the municipality must pass a resolution to participate as well.  Logan County has passed the required resolution.  Resolution No. 3-3-16, Series of 2016, authorizes the City of Sterling to participate in this program.  The City agrees to refund to a new business 100% of the municipal business personal property tax, and 100% of the City’s sales and use tax, imposed on all new businesses that are approved to participate in the program in the City, understanding that such tax relief is limited by statute to eight years for each new business, and that no new businesses may be added to the program after December 31, 2020.

Councilmember Rice made a motion to approve Resolution No. 3-3-16, Series of 2016. Mayor Torres seconded the motion.  By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

FIRST READING – ORDINANCE NO. 5, SERIES OF 2016 – AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE BY REPEALING CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE IV, DEPARTMENTS, DIVISION 4, PARKS, LIBRARY AND RECREATION, SEC. 2-169, LIBRARY SPECIAL REVENUE FUND:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this ordinance repeals Section 2-169 of the City Code. That section makes provision for use of the net proceeds from the sale of the old Sterling Library.  Those funds have been used for the Library, through budget appropriation, and the special fund no longer exists.  Since Sec. 2-169 is no longer necessary, removing it from the Code would provide clarification to the Code.

Councilmember Flores made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2016. Councilmember Rice seconded the motion.  City Clerk Forbes read the ordinance by title.  By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

DEPARTMENT REPORT – FINANCE DEPARTMENT:

Purchasing Technician St. John gave the department report.

MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION – LEGAL ADVICE:

Mayor Torres made a motion to go into executive session for a conference with the city attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4) (b).   Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion.  By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Council went into executive session at 7:40 p.m.

Council came out of executive session at 8:04 p.m.

Mayor Torres advised the participants in the executive session were: City Council, City Attorney, City Manager and Public Works Director Good. For the record, if any person who participated in the executive session believes that any substantial discussion of any matters not included in the motion to go into the executive session occurred during the executive session, or that any improper action occurred during the executive session in violation of the Open Meetings Law, he asked that they state their concerns for the record.

There was none.

Councilmember McCarty advised he was abstaining and left the Council meeting.

Councilmember Rice made a motion to oppose 16CW3013. Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion.  By a five-yes vote, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

 

 

 

City Council Work Session July 28, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

 JULY 28, 2015

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STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN     ) ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado met for a work session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:42 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                     Appelhans

Brigham

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmember                         Flores

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director          Brown

Police Chief                              Kerr

Public Works Director                Good

PCF/Street/Sanitation

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 84

SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS:

Mayor Torres advised this is a work session and the guidelines for this session are that the Council cannot vote and make a decision; they are only here to gather information. It is an open forum. People are welcome to voice their concerns or opinions; and for the sake of time, not to repeat a topic if a person before you has addressed the item.

City Manager Saling read his memo regarding his concerns.

Present to address Council was Dr. Robert Patten, 13306 County Road 35. Dr. Patten gave Council a history of the land boundaries. The liability issue was discussed.

Next to address Council was Ms. Laurie Holbrook, 13302 County Road 35.5.   Ms. Holbrook advised that there would not be any liability issues to the City.

City Attorney Penny advised he feels this is not strictly a City issue, the County needs to be involved.

After discussion the County, Friends of Sunset Memorial Gardens and the City should all set down and discuss alternatives.

. ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

 

City Council Minutes July 28, 2014

STERLING, COLORADO

JULY 28, 2015

STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Mayor Torres made a motion to amend the agenda by removing the Executive Session and the last three (3) lines of agenda item 6-A. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Pastor John Roberts, First Baptist Church, gave the invocation. Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                    Appelhans

Brigham

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmember                         Flores

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director          Brown

Police Chief                              Kerr

Public Works Director                Good

PCF/Street/Sanitation

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 84

CONSENT AGENDA:

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion.  By a five-yes and one-abstain vote, the motion was approved. Voting was as follows:

Lawson             yes                   Brigham            yes

Appelhans        abstain             McCarty            yes

Pitcher              yes                   Torres               yes

Items on the consent agenda were: City Council minutes of July 14, 2015 and City Council work session minutes of July 21, 2015.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE NO. 6, SERIES OF 2015 – AN ORDINANCE SUBMITTING THE BALLOT QUESTION TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF STERLING, COLORADO, AT THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 3, 2015, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF A MARIJUANA TAX WITHIN THE CITY COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2016, IF THE VOTERS ELECT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES, MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITIES, AND RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES WITHIN THE CITY OF STERLING:

City Manager Saling advised Council that first reading of this ordinance took place on July 14, 2015, and it was thereafter published. An initiated ballot question has been referred to the qualified electors of the City of Sterling regarding allowing the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities and retail marijuana stores within the City of Sterling. This ordinance would put a ballot question to the registered electors of the City of Sterling regarding the imposition of a marijuana tax within the City, if the initiated ballot question passes.

Mayor Torres opened the public hearing.

There were no comments.

Mayor Torres closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 6, Series of 2015. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion. By a five-yes and one-no vote, the motion was approved. Voting was as follows:

Brigham            yes                   Lawson            no             Appelhans        yes                   McCarty            yes

Pitcher              yes                   Torres               yes

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Saling updated Council on:

    • August 12, 2015, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pioneer Park the Police Department will have a Community Appreciation Day.
    • CML Policy Committee needs an appointment. Councilmember Brigham has been on the committee. Mayor Torres made a motion to appoint Councilmember Brigham to the CML Policy Committee. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.
    • There were 26 supervisors that attended Management Leadership training.

 

  • Due to the hail storm and damage to houses, citizens need to be aware that businesses need a contractor’s license.
  • City Manager Saling advised that they still need volunteers for the non-profit contribution committee.

NEW BUSINESS:

REQUEST FROM CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD:

Present to address Council was Ms. Kim Sellers, Citizens Advisory Board (CAB). Ms. Sellers advised Council that Cindy and Alan Hoal have purchased 225 Main Street to donate to the community. The CAB is asking for $4,000 from the hotel tax to beautify the downtown area by painting a mural on the front of this building. She advised the mural would be done in panels that could be relocated.

Council had concerns on spending the money on a mural that is only for a temporary project.

Mr. Trae Miller, 120 Ponderosa Drive, was present to address Council. Mr. Miller advised that even though this is temporary, it could take two to three years for the use of the building to be completed.

Mayor Torres made a motion to give $4,000 to the Citizens Advisory Board for the mural at 225 Main Street. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion. By a four-yes and two-no vote, the motion was approved. Voting was as follows:

Torres               yes                   Appelhans        yes

Brigham            no                    Lawson             no

McCarty            yes                   Pitcher              yes

. RESOLUTION NO. 7-5-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO TERMINATING THE LOCAL DISASTER/EMERGENCY DECLARED BY RSOLUTION NO. 5-5-15, SERIES OF 2015:

City Manager Saling advised Council that by Resolution No. 5-5-15, Series of 2015, Council declared a local disaster area resulting from excessive flood damage. The declaration remains in effect until the City Mayor determines that the conditions that justify the local emergency no longer exist. This resolution terminates that May, 2015 declaration of a local disaster area.

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-5-15, Series of 2015. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 7-6-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLAN REGARDING NONDISCRIMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE PLAN:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this resolution approves an amendment to the City of Sterling health care flexible benefits plan to reflect changes to the nondiscrimination requirements of the plan, in good faith compliance with the requirements of that provision of the plan.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-6-15, Series of 2015 Councilmember Lawson seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

Special City Council Minutes July 21, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

JULY 21, 2015

 

STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN     ) ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado met for a Special City Council meeting in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                  Brigham

Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmember                   Appelhans

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Citizens present: 2

CRITERIA FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FUND REQUEST:

City Manager Saling explained the criteria that he put in the packet. There was discussion regarding the criteria and the process. There was a large amount of discussion regarding if Council should hear the presentation or if it should just be heard by the committee. There was also discussion if groups like, Economic Development, County Express and the Chamber, should be required to present their requests.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to adopt the criteria, appoint a committee, have the committee review all the requests and make a recommendation to Council for no more than $90,000, and have those organizations that are recommended by the committee come to Council in case there are further questions. Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion. By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

The criteria that Council would like included from City Manager Saling’s memo are:

    • The application meets a public need of the citizens of Sterling that is not addressed by the City of Sterling services or supplements an existing service provided by the City of Sterling.
    • The percentage of City of Sterling residents served by the funds is high or the service provided to the population directly benefits the City of Sterling
    • The listed goals or outcomes and plan for the funds are clearly defined and quantifiable.
    • Financial statements for this organization demonstrate effective accounting of funds
    • Financial records indicate fiscal accountability
  • Majority of income of this organization/agency is spent on programs v. administration costs.
  • Organization demonstrates a clear financial need for the requested funds.
  • Proposal submission is well-presented.
  • All requested information is included in application packet or an explanation is provided for missing materials.

 

Council would also like to have the criteria of “must have been in operation for at least two (2) years prior to the request for the assistance.” be removed from the eligibility criteria.

Councilmember Brigham advised that he is all in favor of making organizations more sufficient without City support and this would be a good place to start the process.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

City Council Minutes July 14, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

JULY 14, 2015

STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Councilmember Flores gave the invocation. Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                     Appelhans

Brigham

Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director          Brown

Police Chief                              Kerr

Fire Chief                                  Vogel

Public Works Director                Good

Parks, Library and

Recreation (PLR) Director          Gandee

Public Safety Communications

Center (PSCC) Director              Hardesty

Project Manager                        Kaufman

PCF/Street/Sanitation

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Personnel Board members present: Ed Bohac, Renee Johnson and Fred Crawford.

Citizens present: 26

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Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Items on the consent agenda were: City Council minutes of June 23, 2015 and City Council work session minutes of June 23, 2015.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE NO. 5, SERIES OF 2015 – AN ORDINANCE REZONING LOTS 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, AND 32, BLOCK 16, BOWLING GREEN SUBDIVISION OF THE N1/2NE1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 8 NORTH, RANGE 52 WEST OF THE 6TH P.M., LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO: dapoxetine bd in cyprus using dapoxetine powder to make pills buy canada dapoxetine in. brasil can i buy dapoxetine in mercury drug buy in 

City Manager Saling advised Council that first reading of this ordinance took place on June 23, 2015, and it was thereafter published. This ordinance approves a request from Sandy Lambrecht for a zone change for Lots 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32, Block 16, Bowling Green Sub-Division of the N1/2NE1/4 of Section 31, Township 8 North, Range 52 West of the 6th P.M., Logan County, Colorado, from R-3, high density residential, to CB, community business. The Planning Commission recommended approval of this request after a public hearing was held at its June 3, 2015 meeting.

City Clerk Forbes read the Ordinance by title.

Mayor Torres opened the public hearing.

There were no comments.

Mayor Torres closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2015. Councilmember Lawson seconded the motion. By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Saling updated Council on:

  • Tomorrow from 1-3:30 p.m. at Prairie Park employees will be recognized for their years of service to the City of Sterling.
  • Friday, July 17, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fishing is Fun Park there will be a dedication for the Anderson Pavilion.
  • He updated Council on the sales tax.
  • City Manager Saling asked Council what they wished to do about the requests from non-profit organizations. After discussion, he advised Council that they would have a sample application form and proposed criteria for the meeting next Tuesday.
  • He updated Council on the Ash Street water line and billboard bid projects.

NEW BUSINESS:

INTRODUCTION OF NEW CITY EMPLOYEES:

Human Resource Director Brown introduced the new City employees to Council. The employees present were: Rachel Neece, Valecia Serl, Jodi Arnoldy and Russell Swingle

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES’ YEARS OF SERVICE:

Human Resource Director Brown acknowledged employees for years of service. Those employees present were: Rich Kelsch, Kathy Beardsley, Lavon Ritter, and Erica Kallsen.

RESOLUTION NO. 7-1-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING ARMSTRONG CONSULTANTS, INC. AS THE AIRPORT CONSULTANT FOR ENGINEERING AND PLANNING SERVICES AT THE STERLING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT AND APPROVING THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ARMSTRONG CONSULTANTS, INC.:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this resolution approves Armstrong Consultants, Inc. as the airport consultant for engineering and planning services at the Sterling Municipal Airport, and approves and authorizes the Mayor to sign the Professional Services Agreement. Budgeted funds or grants provide for the hiring of a consultant for the engineering and planning services at the airport for the next five (5) year period. Compensation is determined by each project, and is approved separately as each project goes forward.

Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-1-15, Series of 2015. Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion. By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 7-2-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO ACCEPTING THE BID FROM CONCRETE SPECIALTIES AND UTILITIES CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR REPLACEMENT OF WATER LINE ON ASH STREET, AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this resolution accepts the bid from Concrete Specialties and Utilities Construction, Inc. for replacement of water line on Ash Street, and approves and authorizes the Mayor to sign the related agreement. The bid submitted on the subject project is in the amount of $220,063.36, and Public Works has sufficient funds in its budget for that project.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-2-15, Series of 2015 and award the bid to Concrete Specialties and Utilities Construction, Inc. for the amount of $220,063.36. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion. By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 7-3-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING, WITHOUT BID, A TASK ORDER/AGREEMENT WITH ASPEN INDUSTRIES, LLC, FOR ABATEMENT OF ASBESTOS IN IMPROVEMENTS ON CITY-OWNED PROPERTY: jamco unlimited is where to yahoo your bath and kitchen magician. designed and developed by seotechmasters.com buy flovent online

City Manager Saling advised Council that this resolution approves, without bid, a proposed task order/agreement with Aspen Industries, LLC for an asbestos abatement project on City-owned property, known and numbered as 100 West Main Street. The asbestos abatement was discussed at the time Council approved the acquisition of the property from the Pospicil family. The cost for this asbestos removal project is $8,000.00, and Public Works has sufficient funds in its budget for the project.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-3-15, Series of 2015 and award the contract to Aspen Industries, LLC in the amount of $8,000.00. Mayor Torres seconded the motion. By a six-yes and one-abstain vote, the motion was approved. Voting was as follows:

Appelhans        yes                   Torres               yes

McCarty            abstain             Brigham            yes

Flores               yes                   Lawson             yes

Pitcher              yes

RESOLUTION NO. 7-4-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO ACCEPTING THE BID FROM ALPHA MILLING COMPANY, INC. FOR ROTOMILLING ASPHALT ON ASH STREET, AND APPROVING AN AGREEMENT:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this resolution accepts the bid from Alpha Milling Company, Inc. for rotomilling asphalt in preparation for replacement of water line on Ash Street, and approves and authorizes the Mayor to sign the related agreement. The bid submitted by Alpha Milling Company, Inc. for the subject project is in the amount of $7,405.05. This bid was the lowest bid received and Public Works has sufficient funds in its budget for the project.

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-4-15, Series of 2015 and accept the bid from Alpha Milling Company, Inc. in the amount of $7,405.05. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion. By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 6, SERIES OF 2015 – AN ORDINANCE SUBMITTING THE BALLOT QUESTION TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF STERLING, COLORADO, AT THE REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 3, 2015, RELATING TO THE IMPOSITION OF A MARIJUANA TAX WITHIN THE CITY COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2016, IF THE VOTERS ELECT TO ALLOW THE OPERATION OF MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITIES, MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITIES, AND RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES WITHIN THE CITY OF STERLING:

City Manager Saling advised Council an initiated ballot question has been referred to the qualified electors of the City of Sterling regarding allowing the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities and retail marijuana stores within the City of Sterling. This ordinance would put a ballot question to the registered electors of the City of Sterling regarding the imposition of a marijuana tax within the City, if the initiated ballot question passes. The first full year revenue is estimated to be $600,000.00.

City Manager Saling advised this will increase tax for marijuana from five (5) percent up to ten (10) percent. There is also a fifteen (15) percent excise tax on cultivation facilities. The money will be used for direct and indirect costs of issues related to regulation of marijuana and other general purposes of the City.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 6, Series of 2015. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion. By a six-yes and one-no vote, the motion was approved. Voting was as follows:

Brigham            yes                   Appelhans        yes             Lawson             no                    Flores               yes

McCarty            yes                   Pitcher              yes

Torres               yes

Council asked about zoning proposals. Council was advised that staff is going to wait and see the marijuana issue passes before the zoning issues were looked at.

FUNDING REQUEST FROM PEDAL THE PLAINS ART WORK:

Present to address Council was Ms. Karen Foote and Ms. Denise Webb, Pedal the Plains art team. They have three different project ideas. One was a bicycle trellis, $3,985.00; a stainless steel bike rack, $2,000.00; and ten scarecrows, $1,000.00; for the total project of $6,985.00. They have a grant from Pedal the Plains for $1,000.00; therefore they are asking for funding of $5,985.00. There was discussion on the projects and where they would be.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve the funding request from Pedal the Plains Art Work team for $5,985.00. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion. By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

DEPARTMENT REPORT – FINANCE DEPARTMENT:

Finance Director Forbes gave her department report.

PRESENTATION FROM PERSONNEL BOARD:

The Personnel Board gave a presentation.

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Mayor Torres asked about an increase in salary for Councilmembers. He advised that the salaries have not changed since 1999. There was discussion among Council. After discussion, City Manager Saling advised he would redistribute the 2014 salary list that he had previously sent out.

EXECUTIVE SESSION – LEGAL ADVICE:

Mayor Torres made a motion to go into executive session for a conference with the city attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4) (b).

Council went into executive session at 8:35 p.m.

Council came out of executive session at 9:07 p.m.

Mayor Torres advised the participants in the executive session were: City Council, City Attorney, City Manager; Police Chief and Police Major Kelsch.   For the record, if any person who participated in the executive session believes that any substantial discussion of any matters not included in the motion to go into the executive session occurred during the executive session, or that any improper action occurred during the executive session in violation of the Open Meetings Law, he asked that they state their concerns for the record.

There was none.

Mayor Torres advised that there will be a special meeting on July 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. for guidelines for non-profits.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

 

CITY CLERK
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City Council Work Session Minutes June 23, 2015

 

STERLING, COLORADO

JUNE 23, 2015

 

STATE OF COLORADO )

COUNTY OF LOGAN     ) ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado met for a work session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                       Appelhans

Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmember                         Brigham

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Fire Chief                                  Vogel

Public Works Director                Good

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 11

ADDITIONAL TAX ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA:

City Manager Saling asked if Council wishes to impose a sales tax for retail marijuana. If so, a ballot issue is needed. Information provided to Council was reviewed. There was discussion on the estimated projected revenue that will be put in the ballot question. This is a requirement of the estimated revenue for the first year. There was discussion regarding having a designated fund or for general fund. After discussion, it was the consensus of Council to have a five to ten percent tax, 15 percent excise tax with estimated revenue of $600,000 and no commitment of the funds.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

 

CITY CLERK

City Council Minutes May 26, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

MAY 26, 2015

STATE OF COLORADO  )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING        )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Reverend Wendy Kalan, Peace Lutheran Church, gave the invocation.  Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                        Appelhans

Brigham

Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director           Brown

Parks, Library and

Recreation (PLR) Director           Gandee

Public Works Director                Good

Police Chief                               Kerr

Public Safety Communication

Center Director                          Hardesty

Street/Sanitation and PCF

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Citizens present: 7

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Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to amend the agenda by adding Resolution 5-5-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Flores seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

CONSENT AGENDA 

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion.   By a six-yes and one-abstain vote, the motion was approved.  Voting was as follows:

Brigham            yes                   Pitcher              yes

Flores               abstain              Appelhans         yes

Lawson             yes                   McCarty            yes

Torres               yes

Items on the consent agenda were:  City Council minutes of May 12, 2015 and an application for renewal of hotel & restaurant liquor license for Ramada Inn/Country Kitchen located at 2500 E. Chestnut Street.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

Present to address Council was Dr. Bill Fredregill, 303 Delmar.  Dr. Fredregill reminded Council of the ground breaking ceremony for the Humane Society’s building on May 27, 2015 (tomorrow) at 1:30 p.m.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Saling asked Council’s direction regarding a work session for a ballot question for sales tax on recreational marijuana and Sunset Memorial Gardens.  After discussion, Council wishes to have this on a Saturday.

City Manager Saling updated Council on the flood this past weekend.

NEW BUSINESS:

APPOINTMENT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS BOARD:

City Manager Saling advised Council that Mr. Don Aldrich has resigned from the Public Works Board.  There are two applicants applying for this position:  Ms. Devon Miller and Mr. Steve Eskew.

Council voted by putting a one for the person they wanted and two for the second person.  Ballots were counted.  The voting was: Devon Miller had 11 votes and Steve Eskew with 10 votes.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to appoint Steve Eskew to the Public Works Board.  Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 5-2-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING PARTICIPATION BY THE CITY OF STERLING IN A UTILITY/SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION TO THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION:

City Manager Saling advised Council that certain individuals have purchased sculptures proposed to be placed at the West Main Street entry into the City of Sterling, on a State Highway right-of-way location, which requires a Utility/Special Use Permit from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  The application for that Utility/Special Use Permit requires that the artwork must be sponsored by a local unit of government, by Resolution to be submitted with the application.  This Resolution supports the placement of said sculptures at the right-of-way location.

Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Resolution No. 5-2-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 5-3-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE SF-424 FOR THE AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AT THE STERLING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FOR PAVEMENT PRESERVATION, TO CRACK SEAL, SEAL COAT, AND RE-MARK RUNWAY 15/33:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this Resolution approves submitting an application for federal assistance for an airport improvement project for pavement preservation at the Sterling Municipal Airport, which is estimated to cost $166,666.00.  This Resolution approves appropriation of the required 5% matching funds of the project cost.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Resolution No. 5-3-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion.

Council was advised this would come out of the existing maintenance budget.  It is for the preservation of the asphalt.

By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

RESOLUTION NO. 5-4-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING A REVISED AMENDMENT TO NET LEASE BETWEEN THE CITY OF STERLING AND THE LOGAN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY:

City Manager Saling advised Council that this Resolution approves a revised Amendment to the Net Lease between the City of Sterling and the Logan County Humane Society, to clarify the provision of the Net Lease pertaining to the cost for the water and sewer line extension, and the responsibility for the monthly water and sewer usage fees.  The Amendment also provides for the Tenant, the Logan County Humane Society, to formally exercise its option to purchase the Premises that are the subject of the Net Lease.

The City will pay to the Logan County Humane Society at closing, the cost for the water and sewer line extension from the main to the subject premises, in the amount of $10,255.00.  Under the Net Lease the City is responsible for water/sewer expenses, including extending water and sewer services to the premises.  By paying the $10,255.00, the liability if something goes wrong with either service line rests with the Humane Society and not the City.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve Resolution No. 5-4-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

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City Manager Saling advised Council that the City of Sterling is experiencing the occurrence of widespread damage to property from a severe flood event.  The cost and magnitude of responding to and recovering from the impact of that disaster is uncertain at this time.  This Resolution will enable the activation of the response and recovery aspect of any and all applicable local and interjurisdictional disaster emergency plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance under such plans and to authorize the use of Tabor Emergency Reserve Funds for the purpose of addressing the extraordinary costs of recovery.

City Manager Saling advised Council that this Resolution is requested by Department of Local Affairs and Office of Emergency Management.  This will continue until the Mayor determines the conditions that justify the emergency no longer exist.  At that time, a Resolution would be presented.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Resolution No. 5-5-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

DEPARTMENT REPORT – PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATION CENTER DIRECTOR:

Public Safety Communication Center Director Hardesty gave his department report.

 MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL BUSINESS:

None

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

City Council Minutes May 12, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

MAY 12, 2015

 

STATE OF COLORADO  )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING        )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Reverend Lew Champ, First Christian Church, gave the invocation.  Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

 

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                       Appelhans

Brigham

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmember absent:

 

Councilmember                         Flores

Also present:

 

Fire Chief                                  Vogel

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director          Brown

Parks, Library and

Recreation (PLR) Director          Gandee

Public Works Director                Good

Police Chief                              Kerr

Street/Sanitation and PCF

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 7

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion.   By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Items on the consent agenda were:  City Council minutes of April 28, 2015 and City Council special minutes of May 1, 2015.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

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Fire Chief Vogel advised Council that William J. Pospicil and Joyce J. Pospicil own a parcel of land in the City of Sterling, known and numbered as 100 West Main Street, and wish to convey the property to the City of Sterling.

City Clerk Forbes read the ordinance by title.

Mayor Torres opened the public hearing.

Councilmember McCarty advised he would abstain.

Mayor Torres closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion. By a five-yes and one-abstain vote, the motion was approved.  Voting was as follows:

Appelhans        yes                   Brigham            yes

McCarty            abstain             Lawson             yes

Pitcher              yes                   Torres               yes

 NEW BUSINESS:

 RESOLUTION NO. 5-1-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH MARY GLASSBURN, DOING BUSINESS AS M & B TESTING FOR USE OF AN AREA OF THE CITY OF STERLING MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FOR MOTORCYCLE LICENSE TRAINING: ceftin gum infection

Fire Chief Vogel advised Council that this resolution approves an agreement with Mary Glassburn, doing business as M & B Testing, for use of an apron area approximately 56’ x 120’ immediately west of hangar 105 at the Sterling Municipal Airport for motorcycle license testing.  It renews automatically each year unless timely notice is given by either party terminating the agreement, but renewal is subject to the needs of the City.

Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve Resolution No. 5-1-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.

Council was advised this had been done in the past.

By a six-yes vote, the motion was approved.

DEPARTMENT REPORT – PARKS, LIBRARY AND RECREATION DIRECTOR – ADDITIONAL COMMENTS FROM KAREN TORRES AND WENDY JERMAN:

Parks, Library and Recreation Director Good gave his department report.  Also present were Karen Torres and Wendy Jerman who presented a proposed walking path map around the City.  The path will be called the Sterling Loop.  The PLR Board has adopted this map and asked Council to approve it.  There was further discussion.

Councilmember Brigham advised he felt as far as a conceptual standpoint he thought this was good.

MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL BUSINESS:

Mayor Torres commended the City employees for their preparedness for the flood.  He also thanked Fire Chief Vogel for keeping Council updated on the flood.

City Attorney Penny commended the Fire and EMS regarding an accident on the Interstate on Sunday.

Councilmember McCarty commended City staff for cleaning up the loading dock by the railroad property.

Councilmember Lawson reminded Council of the CML meeting in Fort Morgan on Thursday, May 14, 2015.

Mayor Torres advised Council the reception for the East Main Beautification project on Saturday, May 16, 2015, has been changed to Marc Reck’s office located at 535 E. Chestnut Street.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

City Council Special Meeting Minutes May 1, 2015

 

STERLING, COLORADO

MAY 1, 2015

STATE OF COLORADO)

COUNTY OF LOGAN     ) ss

CITY OF STERLING       )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met for a special meeting in Council Chambers of City Hall on May 1, 2015 at noon.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                       Appelhans

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Councilmembers absent:

Councilmembers                       Brigham (via phone during executive session)

Flores

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Public Works Director                Good

Citizens present:  0

EXECUTIVE SESSION – LEGAL ADVICE AND NEGOTIATIONS:

Mayor Torres made a motion to go into executive session for a conference with the city attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4) (b) and for the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators, under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4) (e).  Councilmember Appelhans seconded the motion.  By a five-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Council went into executive session at 12:05 p.m.

Council came out of executive session at 12:48 p.m.

Mayor Torres advised the participants in the executive session were: City Council, except for Councilmember Flores; City Manager; City Attorney; and Public Works Director Good.   For the record, if any person who participated in the executive session believes that any substantial discussion of any matters not included in the motion to go into the executive session occurred during the executive session, or that any improper action occurred during the executive session in violation of the Open Meetings Law, he asked that they state their concerns for the record.

There was none.

ADJOURNMENT:

The special Council meeting adjourned at 12:50 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK

City Council Minutes April 28, 2015

STERLING, COLORADO

APRIL 28, 2015

STATE OF COLORADO  )

COUNTY OF LOGAN       )ss

CITY OF STERLING        )

As required by the Colorado Sunshine Law, the meeting was posted timely in the City Hall lobby more than twenty-four hours in advance of the meeting.

Reverend Michelle Witherspoon, First Presbyterian Church, gave the invocation.  Mayor Torres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Council of the City of Sterling, Colorado, met in regular session in Council Chambers of City Hall, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.   Mayor Torres called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Councilmembers present:

Mayor                                       Torres

Councilmembers                       Appelhans

Brigham

Flores

Lawson

McCarty

Pitcher

Also present:

City Manager                             Saling

City Attorney                             Penny

City Clerk                                  Forbes

Human Resource Director          Brown

Parks, Library and

Recreation (PLR) Director          Gandee

Public Works Director                Good

Police Chief                                   Kerr

Street/Sanitation and PCF

Superintendent                          Rewoldt

Paralegal                                  Welsh

Citizens present: 6

CONSENT AGENDA:

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember McCarty seconded the motion.   By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Items on the consent agenda were:  City Council work session minutes of April 11, 2015, City Council minutes of April 14, 2015, application for renewal of hotel & restaurant liquor license for Delgado’s Dugout located at 116 Beech Street and application for renewal of beer & wine liquor license for Momma Conde’s Restaurant located at 100 Broadway, Suite 4.

COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:

None

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:

City Manager Saling updated Council on:

    • Staff continues to meet with Friends of Sunset Memorial Gardens.  They are planning a meeting on May 15, 2015.  This issue will be brought back to Council sometime in June.
    • He had a telephone conference with the State Land Board regarding the 45 acre land swap.  The State is not interested in the land swap, so it is back in the County’s hands regarding a purchase.
    • Don Aldrich has resigned from the Public Works Board, so there is an opening.

 

  • Spring cleanup is almost completed.
  • He handed out the tornado plan.
  • May 3 is a reception for Foster Care Month.  There is a proclamation to be presented and the Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem are unavailable.  Councilmember Brigham and Councilmember McCarty advised they would let the Mayor know if one of them could be there.
  • Police Chief Kerr received a resignation from Police Major Scott Annable, effective May 10.
  • Starting in June new employees will be introduced to Council at the last Council meeting of every month.

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION NO. 4-2-15, SERIES OF 2015 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN EXTENSION OF THE CABLE SYSTEM FRANCHISE WITH BRESNAN COMMUNICATIONS, LLC:

City Manager Saling advised Council that the present extension of the cable system franchise with Bresnan Communications, LLC expires on May 5, 2015.  Active negotiations have been taking place but are not yet finalized.  This resolution approves a six-month extension of the cable system franchise with Bresnan Communications, LLC to allow additional time to complete negotiations and for the City to consider a proposed franchise renewal.

Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Resolution No. 4-2-15, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

ORDINANCE NO. 3, SERIES OF 2015 – AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A PARCEL OF LAND BY THE CITY OF STERLING, KNOWN AND NUMBERED AS 100 WEST MAIN STREET, STERLING, COLORADO:

Councilmember McCarty asked to be excused.

City Manager Saling advised Council that William J. Pospicil and Joyce J. Pospicil own a parcel of land in the City of Sterling, known and numbered as 100 West Main Street, and wish to convey the property to the City of Sterling.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to introduce Ordinance No. 3, Series of 2015.  Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion. City Clerk Forbes read the ordinance by title.  By a six-yes and one-abstain vote, the motion was approved.  Voting was as follows:

Appelhans        yes                   Brigham            yes

McCarty            abstain             Flores               yes

Lawson             yes                   Pitcher              yes

Torres               yes

 

Councilmember McCarty returned to the Council Chambers.

AWARD OF BID FOR WATER STORAGE TANK RENOVATIONS PROJECT:

City Manager Saling advised Council that after appropriate publication, sealed bids were received for the Water Storage Tank Renovations project.  At the bid opening on February 26, 2015 the City received three bids.   Two bids were opened and the other bid was sent back unopened because it was late.  The bids received are as follows:

Utility Service Group                  Atlanta, GA                   $1,226,491.82

Classic Protective Coatings       Menomonie, WI            $1,475,200.00

Upon concurrence and approval from City Council, authorization is requested for the Mayor to sign the Notice of Award, and it will be issued accordingly.

The City budgeted $600,000 in 2014 and it was carried over in the 2015 budget.  The City also budgeted $611,000 in 2015 so the total budget for the tank renovations is $1,211,000.  The remaining $15,491.82 will come from other accounts.  City Manager Saling advised this is for the two 250,000 above ground tanks and a 2.0 million at ground tank.  The tanks will be painted blue and white with the Colorado Treasure lettering.

Councilmember Appelhans made a motion to award the water storage tank renovations project to the Utility Service Group for $1,226,491.82.  Councilmember Pitcher seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

DEPARTMENT REPORT – PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR:

Public Works Director Good gave his department report.

MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL BUSINESS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION – LEGAL ADVICE AND NEGOTIATIONS:

Mayor Torres made a motion to go into executive session for a conference with the city attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4) (b) and for the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators, under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4) (e).  Councilmember Lawson seconded the motion.  By a seven-yes vote, the motion was approved.

Council went into executive session at 7:37 p.m.

Council came out of executive session at 8:31 p.m.

Mayor Torres advised the participants in the executive session were: City Council, City Manager, City Attorney and PLR Director Gandee.   For the record, if any person who participated in the executive session believes that any substantial discussion of any matters not included in the motion to go into the executive session occurred during the executive session, or that any improper action occurred during the executive session in violation of the Open Meetings Law, he asked that they state their concerns for the record.

There was none.

There will be a special Council meeting on Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon for an executive session.

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.

MAYOR

ATTEST:

CITY CLERK