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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday evening, October 3, to schedule hearings for two annexation matters and two grant applications for commercial kitchens.

Mayor Barbara Bynum and councilors Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell, David Reed, and Ed Ulibarri met in the City Council Chambers at the Elks Civic Building along with city staff. 

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 any public comments. 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES 

City Councilors voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the September 19  regular meeting.

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

RESOLUTION 2023-19

City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2023-19 setting November 7 as the hearing date for the Osprey Addition annexation. 

City Planner William Reis said the Osprey Addition is a proposed annexation of approximately 9.53 acres in size. The property is divided into two tracts, both located on the north side of E Oak Grove Rd. Tract 1 is a residential property, currently addressed as 1665 E Oak Grove Rd. Tract 2 is a small sliver of right-of-way. It is within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary, the City of Montrose Sewer Service Area, and the City of Montrose Water Service Area.

RESOLUTION 2023-20

City Councilors voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2023-20 setting November 7 as the hearing date for the Bluff Harbor Lot Addition annexation. 

City Planner William Reis said the Bluff Harbor Lot Addition is a proposed annexation of approximately 0.72 acres in size. The parcel is located along Juniper Road across from the intersection with El Camino Real Road. It is within the city’s Urban Growth Boundary, the City of Montrose Sewer Service Area, and the Menoken Water Service Area. Annexation of this property will allow for connection to city utilities. An annexation agreement is required.

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN GRANT APPLICATION

City Councilors voted unanimously to approve a grant application in the amount of $176,283.46 for Toasty - All Day Eatery, located at 1341 Mayfly Drive. 

Deputy City Manager Ann Morgenthaler said the city has a commercial kitchen grant program for restaurants looking to open in Montrose. 

The funds are to be used for eligible costs under the city’s grant program that include kitchen infrastructure, hood vents, commercial kitchen equipment, and all eligible installation expenses including gas and eclectic infrastructure. The equipment would become part of the property and not privately owned. 

Morgenthalher explained that the kitchen investment must remain part of the building and under the terms of the grant agreement, can not be removed from the building if the restaurant moves or goes out of business. 

COMMERCIAL KITCHEN GRANT APPLICATION

City Councilors voted unanimously to approve a grant application in the amount of $107,697 for Eatery North, located at 614 North Frist Street. 

The funds are to be used for eligible costs under the city’s grant program that include kitchen infrastructure, hood vents, commercial kitchen equipment, and all eligible installation expenses. 

STAFF REPORTS

City Planner Jace Hochwalt provided a brief update on upcoming Halloween festivities. On October 28 the city will partner with the Farmers Market to provide games and activities for kids. There will also be a trick-or-treating on Main Street on Halloween. 

Montrose Police Chief Blaine Hall said the department removed truckloads of transient camp debris from Cerise Park and throughout the city. 

City Engineer Scott Murphy said South 10th Street will be paved on Wednesday, October 4, and 6700 Road will be paved later this month. Murphy said it is a race against the colder weather to get major roadwork finished. 

CITY COUNCIL COMMENTS

Mayor Barbara Bynum highlighted that Montrose High School’s Noah Richmond won the individual state 4A golf title today at the Bridges Golf Course with a final round of 65. 

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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 on-demand through the city’s Public Meetings Portal. 

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