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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, October 5

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, October 5, to consider a number of ordinances and resolutions and a sidewalk extension project on South Townsend Avenue. 


Councilors Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell, and David Reed met in City Council Chambers along with city staff. Councilors Barbara Bynum and Anthony Russo were absent.  Due to changing COVID-19 protocols, members of the public were invited to attend in City Council Chambers or online via the Zoom platform.

 

The following is a summary of the primary topics discussed during the meeting. 


Watch the meeting here.


PUBLIC COMMENT


No members of the public offered comments. 


APPROVAL OF MINUTES


Councilors voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the September 20, special meeting and the September 20, regular City Council meeting, along with the minutes from the September 21, special meeting. 


The city’s archive of past meeting minutes can be found on the new Public Meetings Portal and at CityofMontrose.org/ArchiveCenter.


RESOLUTION 2021-21


City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2021-21 to set November 16, 2021, as the hearing date for the annexation of the Grace Community Church Addition II. 


Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said the Grace Community Church Addition II is a proposed annexation of approximately 3.48 acres in size. The parcel is located east of S. Townsend Avenue, west of Woodgate Road, north of Otter Road, and south of Ogden Road. It is within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary, the City of Montrose Water Service Area, and the City of Montrose Sewer Service Area. Annexation of this property will allow for future development and expansion of church services offered to the community. An annexation agreement will be required.


Proposed Zoning: “R-3” Medium Density District


Applicant: International Church of the Foursquare Church, DBA Grace Community Church


ORDINANCE 2561 - FIRST READING


City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2561 on first reading to repeal and replace Title 4, Chapter 4, Sections 1-18 (4-4-1-18) of the city's Municipal Code. 


Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said city staff has undertaken a review of the Municipal Code Title 4, Chapter 4, Sections 1-18 in order to add a definition for family childcare homes, update the definition for childcare facilities, and define where these uses are allowed. This code amendment is in response to House Bill 21-1222, which was signed on June 7, 2021. This bill expands opportunities to access childcare in family childcare homes and requires family childcare homes to be treated as residential property use.


Councilors will vote on a second reading of the ordinance at the October 19 regular meeting. 


ORDINANCE 2562 - FIRST READING


City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2561 on first reading to repeal and replace Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 3 (4-1-3) of the city's Municipal Code. 


Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said city staff has undertaken a review of the Municipal Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 3 (C) in order to update building code requirements for various daycare, childcare, adult day care, and residential group facilities. 


This code amendment is also in response to House Bill 21-1222. The proposed code amendment changes the requirement from five (5) children to twelve (12) children in the following sections to reflect provisions in the new state law. 


Recommended Actions:

1. Update Municipal Code Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 3 (C) to add #11-16 in Subsection (C) to reflect this change.

(11) Section 305.2 Daycare is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve(12).

(12) Section 308.4 Group I-4, Day Care Facilities is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve (12).

(13) Section 308.5.1 Adult Day Care is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve (12).

(14) Section 308.5.2 Child Care Facility is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve (12).

(15) Section 308.5.2 Child Care Facility exception is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve (12).

(16) Section 310.1 Residential Group R is amended by deleting five (5) and replacing it with twelve (12).


Councilors will vote on a second reading of the ordinance at the October 19 regular meeting. 


ORDINANCE 2564 - FIRST READING


City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Ordinance 2564 on first reading for the rezoning of Lot 1 and Outlot A of the Yocum Subdivision and the adjacent right of ways.


Senior City Planner Amy Sharp said the proposal is to rezone Lot 1 and Outlot A of the Yocum Subdivision and the adjacent right of ways from “R-1A” Large Estate District to “B-4” Neighborhood Shopping District for future development, which could include a neighborhood center and/or housing. The property consists of approximately 6.4 acres, including both the parcels and adjacent right of ways.


Applicant: David Coker, Montrose Development Company, LLC


Proposed Zoning: “B-4” Neighborhood District


Councilors will vote on a second reading of the ordinance at the October 19 regular meeting.


HAWK PARKWAY SIDEWALK EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT


City Councilors voted unanimously to approve a contract award to Agave Construction in the amount of $75,900 for the construction of the Hawk Parkway Sidewalk Extension Project. 


City Engineer Scott Murphy said the city is continually working to improve pedestrian connectivity throughout the city by constructing and/or rehabilitating missing-link sidewalks, especially along major roadways. To that end, the city is looking to construct approximately 500 feet of sidewalk along the western side of Townsend Avenue between Hawk Parkway and Ogden Road. 


This project also supports a recent sidewalk extension performed by Golden Gate Petroleum on the southwestern corner of Townsend Avenue and Ogden Road as part of their site development. 


STAFF REPORTS


Public Works Manager Jim Scheid said the city is preparing to open the new amphitheater in Cerise Park. A video about the project will be released later this week in preparation for the facility’s first event, Oktoberfest, this coming Saturday. 


Police Chief Blaine Hall reported that the department is still seeking information about a recent incident where a suspect or suspects fired a pellet gun at a kid playing on a playground, hitting the child in the stomach. 


Hall also reported that two officers in the department were commended for their recent action in saving the life of a person while in police custody. Hall said officers were transporting a person to the Montrose County jail when the individual became unresponsive. The officers remained calm, performed CPR on the individual, and were able to revive the person and render further aid. 


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All City Council meetings are recorded and made available online via the city’s website and cable channels 191 for Charter subscribers and 970 for Elevate subscribers. Replays of council meetings are also broadcast at 6 p.m. on the same channels on days that the council is not in session. 

 

In addition, each regular meeting is archived on the City of Montrose’s YouTube channel

 

Residents can watch all regular City Council meetings and work sessions live through the city’s Public Meetings Portal

 

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