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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

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