Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, January 5, to consider a new malt beverage license for Hangin Tree Travel Pizza and a number of ordinances approving new annexations into the city.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City Councilors Roy Anderson, Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, and Doug Glaspell met online along with city staff via the Zoom platform. The public was also invited to attend via the Zoom platform. Councilor Dave Frank was absent. The following is a summary of the primary topics discussed during the meeting.
No members of the public offered public comments.
Councilors voted unanimously to approve the consent agenda, which approved the minutes of the December 15, 2020, regular meeting and the designation of the City of Montrose website, CityofMontrose.org, as the official posting location for meeting notices. Bulletin boards located in the lobby and outside City Hall were designated as secondary locations for use in exigent or emergency circumstances.
The city’s archive of past meeting minutes can be found at: CityofMontrose.org/ArchiveCenter.
WATCH Tuesday’s meeting here.
FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE APPLICATION
City Councilors held a local liquor license hearing before approving a Fermented Malt Beverage License for Hangin Tree Travel Plaza, located at 17250 South Townsend Ave., for consumption off of the licensed premises.
Representatives of the Hangin Tree Travel Plaza attended via Zoom to answer questions from the council about adding beer to its convenience store sales. The council vote unanimously, 4-0, to approve the license with Councilor Dave Frank absent.
ORDINANCE 2521 - Hilltop Addition
City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2521, on second reading, approving the annexation of the Hilltop Addition II.
Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said the .45-acre property is located near the intersection of Locust and 6600 roads.
ORDINANCE 2522 - Hilltop Addition II Zoning
City Councilors voted unanimously to approve, on second reading, the zoning of the Hilltop Addition II as an “R-4” High-Density District.
ORDINANCE 2523 - Rainbow Trout Addition
City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2523, on second reading, for the annexation of the Rainbow Trout Addition.
Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said the 2.82-acre property is located east of Marine Road along the Uncompahgre River on the city’s northwest side. Sharp said the city could use the area for a future park, and that is why the land would be zoned “P” for a Public District.
ORDINANCE 2524 - Rainbow Trout Addition Zoning
City Councilors voted unanimously, on second reading, to approve the zoning of the Rainbow Trout Addition as a “Public” District.
Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said at this time there are no formal plans to develop the area as a park, but future plans could be made to formally develop the area for public use.
LYNCH ADDITION ANNEXATION
City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2021-01, Findings of Fact for the annexation of the Lynch Addition.
Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said the 16.84-acre property is located north of Hwy 50, south of Locust Road, west of 6700 Road, and east of 6600 Road
Councilors also voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2526, on first reading, to formally annex the Lynch Addition into the city.
The council will vote on a second reading of the ordinance at the January 19 regular meeting.
YOUTH COUNCIL REPORT
City Youth Councilor Zachary Oldroyd said the council recently completed the 2070 time capsule project by burying a new capsule in the exact location where the city dug up a 50-year time capsule back in October 2020.
CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS
City Councilor Roy Anderson said he wanted to alert local residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide, especially during the winter months when energy usage is higher. The council wanted to remind residents to check their carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they were working properly.
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