Minutes: August 16 2021

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VIEW

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

August 16, 2021

MINUTES

(These minutes are not a verbatim transcript, but rather the attempt of the Clerk to capture the intent of the speaker. All votes were taken via Roll Call Vote.)

1. Call to Order

Mayor Glenn Levy called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was held virtually through GoToMeeting. He stated the rules and procedures for the meeting.

2. Roll Call

Present: Glenn Levy, Mladenka Boehrer, Brent Metz, Kathleen Bailey, Sean Davis, Brittany Loecher, and Abby Laib. A quorum was established.

Staff in attendance: Town Attorney Erin King, Police Chief Steve Davis, Public Works Director Gene Bird, and Interim Town Clerk Margy Greer.

Mayor Levy reviewed the procedural rules of the meeting.

3. Consent Agenda

Greer explained that the minutes attached for 2020 had not been approved by Council. This was discovered when the auditors were on site requesting signed and approved copies. She stated that meeting minutes were researched and these were found to have not been approved.

Bailey asked that the July 19, 2021 minutes be amended to state that the Meeting Minutes of June 21, 2021 should include an amendment stating that her absence was excused. She also asked to amend the July 19, 2021 minutes to show the composition of the Community Development and Outreach Committee. It was seconded by Kathleen Bailey. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

Metz made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 21, 2020 meeting. It was seconded by Boehrer. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

Boehrer made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2020 meeting. It was seconded by Metz. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

Boehrer made a motion to approve the minutes of May 18, 2020 meeting. It was seconded by Loecher. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

Metz made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 16, 2020 meeting. It was seconded by Boehrer. With all those voting aye, the motion carried.

Levy made a motion to adopt the February 24, 2020 meeting minutes. It was seconded by Metz. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

Liab made a motion to adopt the January 27, 2020 meeting minutes. It was seconded by Boechrer. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

The minutes for the November 16, 2020, meeting were pulled from the agenda due to incompleteness. They will be presented along with the March 26, 2020 meeting minutes at the next Council meeting.

4. Staff Reports

Police Chief Steve Davis stated the monthly stats were in the Agenda packets. He then briefed the Council on a police shooting at Walmart; Hicks’ attendance at Advanced Auto Theft Investigation training; street racers; and an apprehended DUI/murder suspect. He thanked everyone for their well-wishes after a recent fall he had taken, reporting he was feeling better.

Public Works Director Gene Bird stated his report was in the Agenda packet. He stated that a letter would be sent to residents stating when the trash cans would arrive. Reported that we receive funds from HUTF based on the miles of road we have in town; alleys are not included. Bailey asked for a regular report on the number of code violations cited and there was general consensus from Council that the report would be useful and should be included in his monthly reports. Loecher stated that something more needs to be done to clean up the Town and keep it looking good.

Levy stated that code violators are given a Notice, giving them a certain period of time to resolve the issue; if not, then a ticket can be issued; and lastly, the Town can hire someone to resolve it and a lien can be placed on the property. Levy explained that it doesn’t matter whether a renter lives on the property, the cleanup is the responsibility of the owner.

Town Attorney Evin King – No report.

5. Unscheduled Public Comment

None.

6. Public Comment on Agenda Items

Lisa Maurath questioned the plans for the Town Hall expansion, asking if one of the restrooms was being removed. It was explained that the plans did not show the second restroom, but it will remain.

7. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2021-8-16A, A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR A COORDINATED ELECTION WITH JEFFERSON COUNTY

After a brief explanation from King stating that the resolution was necessary so Mountain View could participate in the coordinated election, Boehrer made a motion to adopt the resolution. It was seconded by Laib. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

8. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2021-8-16B, A RESOLUTION SUBMITTING BALLOT QUESTIONS TO THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VIEW AT THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021, REGULAR ELECTION TO BE COORDINATED WITH JEFFERSON COUNTY After a brief explanation from King stating that the resolution was a requirement of election law, Bailey made a motion to adopt the resolution. It was seconded by Laib. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

9. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NO. 2021-8-16C, A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A POLICY PROHIBITING THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE

King explained that while the Police Department has an Use of Excessive Force policy in place, an approved resolution adopting the same was required by the Grant. Laib made a motion to adopt the resolution. It was seconded by Loecher. With all those present voting yes, the motion carried.

10. DISCUSSION OF SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENT REQUIREMENTS, PERMITS, AND POTENTIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Levy presented a proposal for providing a small loan program at perhaps 1% interest to help residents repair the sidewalks in front of their homes. After much discussion, it was decided that owners with the worst sidewalks would be offered the assistance first. A priority list would be put together to help with the process. The program will allow for different ways to repair sidewalks. Permit fee reductions were discussed as well. Levy

will bring a resolution forward at the next meeting providing more detail on how the program will be administered. Council will discuss further and vote at that time.

Mayor Levy recessed for ten minutes and reconvened at

11. REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF UPDATED TOWN HALL EXPANSION SITE PLAN

Mayor Levy introduced Rick. Gonçalves, P.E., President, RG and Associates. Goncalves reviewed the draft Town Hall expansion plans with the Council, showing an expanded entry area, a lift to the second floor, the second floor offices, and other changes. Levy explained that this was just a draft and further discussions would take place prior to finalizing the plans.

12. DISCUSSION OF POTENTIAL VEGETATION HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN THE RIGHT OF WAY.

Councilmember Metz stated he would like to review and hopefully Council would institute some standards regarding plantings in the parking areas in front of residents’ homes. He stated that perhaps sunflowers and other plants could have the same 12”-16” height restriction as weeds. Council members spoke to the idea and expressed concerns about sunflowers, overhanging plants obstructing sidewalks and weeds. Metz stated he would look into further and bring back a proposal to the Council.

13. COMMITTEE UPDATES

Economic Development Committee – Metz stated there was a report in the agenda packet. Davis stated he would like to revisit the C-1 zoning in the future.

CDOC - Bailey stated she is gathering information for inclusion in the newsletter.

Loecher will be working on Facebook. Levy stated the mailing list for the newsletter is getting cleaned up, as some addresses were for Wheat Ridge.

Sustainability - Bailey stated the Beautification project planning is progressing and the committee is still working on the recycling box idea.

Public Safety – Boerher stated they did not have a meeting. No report.

Finance Committee – Levy stated the 2022 Budget process is starting and there may be a mini workshop.

14. MAYOR’S REPORT/ITEMS

Mayor stated the Memorial for Michael Lee went well and the family was very appreciative. He reported the picnic was excellent. He asked Council to let him know if they planned on attending CML.

15. COUNCIL MEMBERS’ REPORTS/ITEMS

None.

Mayor recessed the meeting at 8:55 pm and reconvened at 9:05 p.m.

16. COUNCIL TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DETERMINE MATTERS SUBJECT TO A NEGOTIATION, PURSUANT TO CRS 24-6-402(4)(b) and (e)

Metz made a motion for the Town Council enter into executive session pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(B) and (E) for the purpose of conferring with the Town attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions and to determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; developing strategy for negotiations; and instructing negotiators. It was seconded. With all those present voting Yes, the motion carried.

17. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned following the executive session.

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNCIL

ATTEST:

Margy Greer, MMC Glenn Levy

Interim Town Clerk Mayor

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