JULY 10, 2012
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.
There was no invocation. Mayor Brungardt 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 10, 2012. Mayor Brungardt called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
City Manager Kiolbasa
City Attorney Penny
City Clerk Forbes
Public Works Director Allen
Citizens present: 5
City Manager Kiolbasa advised Council that Councilmember Lawson was excused due to a medical reason.
Councilmember Rice made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Councilmember Brigham seconded the motion.
City Attorney Penny had a correction to the minutes regarding the discussion for the rotation of Councilmembers being on the radio under Miscellaneous. He advised that he did not literally mean he would put a list together.
By a four-yes vote, the motion was approved as amended.
Items on the consent agenda were: City Council minutes of June 26, 2012 and an application for renewal of retail liquor store license for Elm Street Liquor located at 201 Elm Street.
COMMUNICATION AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF NON-SCHEDULED CITIZENS BEFORE THE COUNCIL:
SECOND READING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ORDINANCE NO. 5, SERIES OF 2012 – AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AN EASEMENT ON CITY OWNED PROPERTY FOR THE BENEFIT OF ADJOINING PROPERTY CONCERNING THE RELOCATION OF AN EXISTING LOADING DOCK:
City Attorney Penny advised Council that first reading of this ordinance took place on June 26, 2012, and it was thereafter published. Due to construction of improvements in the Gateway Business Park, the Donelan Company desires to obtain an easement on City-owned property for purposes of relocating a loading dock, which at the present time is used by the Sunmart Grocery business located on the Donelan property. This ordinance approves the granting of that easement.
City Clerk Forbes read the ordinance by title.
Mayor Brungardt opened the public hearing.
There were no comments.
Mayor Brungardt closed the public hearing.
Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2012. Councilmember Rice seconded the motion. By a four-yes vote, the motion was approved.
GOALS AND PROJECTS UPDATE:
City Manager Kiolbasa addressed the following goals and projects:
- Master Plan – Council will be making a decision tonight.
- Electronic Media – The tablets have been delivered, phone numbers have been assigned and a date needs to be set for training.
- Scalva Homestead – Staff is waiting for the subdivision exception.
- Nuisance – Staff is working with a current ordinance
City Manager Kiolbasa advised that he would like to add additional projects such as, Monument Sign, Front Street project and the Historical District. Council also needs to appoint two vacancies on Council.
RESOLUTION NO. 7-1-12, SERIES OF 2012 - A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF STERLING AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CDOT) SETTING ASIDE A PREVIOUS AGREEMENT AND FUNDS FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS, AND REVISING THE PURPOSE AND USE OF SAID FUNDS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS AND A NEW WATER LINE REPLACING THE EXISTING WATER LINE UNDER SH14 OR WEST MAIN STREET:
City Attorney Penny advised Council that this resolution approves an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation which essentially shelves a previous project and incorporates the plans into CDOT project, whereby the remaining $170,000 that was budgeted for the construction of the previous project will now be supplemented to the budget for a new project that includes construction of pedestrian improvements and a new water line replacing the existing water line under West Main Street.
Councilmember Brigham made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-1-12, Series of 2012. Councilmember Rice seconded the motion. By a four-yes vote, the motion was approved.
RESOLUTION NO. 7-2-12, SERIES OF 2012 – A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE CITY OF STERLING, LOGAN COUNTY, COLORADO APPROVING AN AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES – CITY OF STERLING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE:
City Attorney Penny advised Council that this resolution approves an agreement with McCool Development Solutions, LLC for consultant services for the City’s Comprehensive Plan update.
Councilmember Flores made a motion to approve Resolution No. 7-2-12, Series of 2012. Councilmember Rice seconded the motion. By a four-yes vote, the motion was approved.
REPORT FROM EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR (EMC) BOB OWENS:
Mr. Bob Owens, Emergency Management Coordinator gave his report.
MISCELLANEOUS COUNCIL BUSINESS:
XCEL ENERGY LIGHT POLES:
City Manager Kiolbasa advised Council that he put information in the packet regarding Xcel Energy light poles. He advised Council that he would keep them updated on this issue.
City Manager Kiolbasa advised Council that he had a letter from the Weld County Commissioners regarding water augmentation. He advised Council that he would be monitoring this.
City Manager Kiolbasa advised Council that the tablets are here and Viaero is requesting one to one and a half hours for training. He asked Council to let him know what dates they would be available for this.
City Manager Kiolbasa reminded Council of the Employee Appreciation Reception on July 26, 3:00 p.m. at the Service Center.
City Manager Kiolbasa brought up the pari-mutuel wagering and asked Council if they would like to consider this. If they do, it needs to be sent to the Planning Commission for an amendment to the zoning. Council would like the representative for pari-mutuel wagering to come to Council and give them more information.
Regarding the vacancies for Councilmembers, two applications have been received for Ward 2 and five for Ward 1. City Manager Kiolbasa asked Council to check their calendars to see if July 31 work session would work for interviews. He also asked them to review the questions that were used in the past.
Councilmember Flores had questions regarding the number of nuisances and how it has been working. Public Works Director Allen advised he would get him the information.
Councilmember Flores also advised that the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer are done at regular Council meetings and not at work sessions. He would like to see it done at work sessions. There was discussion regarding this.
City Manager Kiolbasa reminded Council of the meeting with the RCDI Assessment team next week. Council will be meeting with them at noon on Monday, July 16.
City Attorney Penny gave an update of his office.
There being no further business to come before Council the meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m.