PROCLAMATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
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+Consent Calendar Review, including removal of items from Consent Calendar for
(Including requests for removal of items from Consent Calendar for individual discussion.)
Individuals may comment regarding any topics of concern, whether or not included on this agenda. Comments regarding land use projects for which a development application has been filed should be submitted in the development review process** and not to Council.
• Those who wish to speak are required to sign up at the table in the lobby, or online if participating remotely.
• Each speaker will be allowed to speak one time during public comment. If a speaker comments on a particular agenda item during general public comment, that speaker will not also be entitled to speak during discussion on the same agenda item.
• All speakers are asked by the presiding officer to identify themselves by raising their hand (in person or using the Raise Hand option on Zoom), and if in person then will be asked to move to one of the two lines of speakers (or to a seat nearby, for those who are not able to stand while waiting). Those participating online will be called to speak following those attending the meeting in person.
• The presiding officer will determine and announce the length of time allowed for each speaker.
• Each speaker will be asked to state his or her name and general address for the record, and, if their comments relate to a particular agenda item, to identify the agenda item number. Any written comments or materials intended for the Council should be provided to the City Clerk.
• A timer will beep one time and turn yellow to indicate that 30 seconds of speaking time remain and will beep again and turn red when a speaker’s time has ended.
[**For questions about the development review process or the status of any particular development, consult the Development Review Center page on the city’s website at , or contact the Development Review Center at 970.221.6760.]
The Consent Calendar is intended to allow council to spend its time and energy on the important items on a lengthy agenda. Staff recommends approval of the Consent Calendar. Agenda items pulled from the Consent Calendar by either Council or the City Manager will be considered separately under the their own Section, titled “Consideration of Items Removed from Consent Calendar for Individual Discussion.” Items remaining on the Consent Calendar will be approved by Council with one vote. The Consent Calendar consists of:
• Ordinances on First Reading that are routine;
• Ordinances on Second Reading that are routine;
• Those of no perceived controversy;
• Routine administrative actions.
This Ordinance, unanimously adopted on First Reading on August 16, 2022, authorizes the conveyance of an Emergency Access Easement (EAE) to Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) on City-owned real property located at 430 N. College Avenue. The City leases this property, which is the location of the Powerhouse Energy Campus, to the Colorado State University Research Foundation (CSURF). CSURF has submitted plans to the City to make improvements to the property to support a hydrogen fueling station and turbine generator. As a condition of approval, the City, as property owner, is required to convey an EAE to PFA to support fire truck and emergency equipment access, which is a common requirement for new development and improvements on certain properties. Conveyance of the EAE is the final action needed for the City’s Planning, Development, and Transportation Department to approve the project and issue construction permits as CSURF has met all other lease and development review requirements.
This Ordinance, unanimously adopted on First Reading on September 6, 2022, appropriates philanthropic revenue designated for the 2022 Independence Day Celebration and the 2022 Community Development and Neighborhood Services Urban Design Awards.
This Ordinance, unanimously adopted on First Reading on September 6, 2022, adopts the conditional vacation of a portion of Coleman Street right-of-way that is no longer desirable or necessary to retain for street purposes. The right-of-way area, once vacated, will be retained in its entirety as a public utility and public access easement to the City. The right-of-way vacation will be conditional upon the demolition of the existing street stub of Coleman Street and the reconstruction of the vacated area as a landscape and pedestrian area. These conditions are outlined in detail in the Ordinance.
The purpose of this item is to request appropriation of $90,234 in philanthropic revenue received through City Give. These miscellaneous gifts to various City service areas support a variety of programs and services and are aligned with both the City’s strategic priorities and the respective donors’ designation.
In 2019, City Give, a formalized enterprise-wide initiative was launched to create a transparent, non-partisan governance structure for the acceptance and appropriations of charitable gifts.
The purpose of this item is to provide financial support to United Neighbors/Vecinos Unidos (UN/VU), a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that recently acquired ownership of the Parklane Mobile Home Park. On August 1, 2022, residents of the Parklane Mobile Home Park (Parklane MHP), with the help of a newly formed nonprofit (United Neighbors/Vecinos Unidos, UN/VU), outbid a commercial owner’s offer and purchased their park. With this purchase, residents of Parklane have become one of only six mobile home parks in Colorado purchased by residents. UN/VU is seeking City funding toward several urgent and necessary infrastructure repairs to the park. This item was discussed at the September 1, 2022, Council Finance Committee.
B. Public Hearing and First Reading of Ordinance No. 099, 2022, Annexing the Property Known as the Peakview Annexation No. 1 to the City of Fort Collins, Colorado.
The purpose of this item is to annex a 5.78-acre portion of private property that will be used for the construction of Greenfields Drive, a future arterial street within the East Mulberry Corridor. The property to be annexed is a portion of the property subject to the Peakview Planned Land Division (“PLD”) development application which is currently being processed by Larimer County and is expected to be approved prior to completion of this annexation. The remaining property subject to the PLD is expected to petition for annexation as a condition of the County’s approval. The Initiating Resolution for this annexation was adopted on August 16, 2022. A related item to zone the annexed property is presented as the next item on this agenda.
This Annexation request is in conformance with State of Colorado Revised Statutes as they relate to annexations, the City of Fort Collins Comprehensive Plan, and the Larimer County and City of Fort Collins Intergovernmental Agreements.
The purpose of this item is to zone the property included in the Peakview Annexation No. 1 Annexation into the General Commercial (C-G), Neighborhood Commercial (N-C) and Medium Density Mixed Use Neighborhood (MMN) zone districts and placement into the LC1 and LC2 Lighting Context Areas.
This item is a quasi-judicial matter and if it is considered on the discussion agenda it will be considered in accordance with the procedures described in Section 2(d) of the Council’s Rules of Meeting Procedures most recently adopted in Resolution 2022-068.
The purpose of this item is to obtain authorization from Council to release the Agreement of Restrictive Covenants Affecting Real Property for the property located at 331 North Howes Street. This property is owned by Villages, Ltd, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation managed by Housing Catalyst. In exchange for repaying the original $3,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) loan funds, the City will allow early release of a restrictive covenant which would otherwise expire in 2023.
The purpose of this item is to obtain Council support for the City to apply for grant money to support enforcement of gray- and black- market marijuana activity for Fort Collins Police Services.
END OF CONSENT CALENDAR
The method of debate for discussion items is as follows:
• Mayor introduced the item number and subject; asks if formal presentation will be made by staff
• Staff presentation (optional)
• Mayor requests public comment on the item (three minute limit for each person)
• Council questions of staff on the item
• Council motion on the item
• Council discussion
• Final Council comments
• Council vote on the item
Note: Time limits for individual agenda items may be revised, at the discretion of the Mayor, to ensure all have an opportunity to speak. If attending in person, please sign in at the table in the back of the room. The timer will buzz when there are 30 seconds left and the light will turn yellow. It will buzz again at the end of the speaker’s time.
This is the first public hearing on the City Manager’s 2023-24 Recommended Budget for the City of Fort Collins. The purpose of this public hearing is to gather public input on the 2023-24 budget. To receive further public input, a second public hearing is scheduled for Council’s Tuesday, October 4, 2022, regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers with the option for remote participation through the online Zoom meeting platform. Both hearings were set by Council adoption of Resolution 2022-097 at its September 6, 2022, meeting. The City Manager’s 2023-24 Recommended Budget can be reviewed at the City Clerk’s Office by appointment only and online at fcgov.com/budget.
The purpose of this quasi-judicial item is to consider an appeal of the Historic Preservation Commission’s (HPC) Decision on July 20, 2022, determining that the property at 1802 North College Avenue, Pobre Pancho’s, is eligible as a Fort Collins Landmark and subject to the provisions of Land Use Code 3.4.7. Appeals of quasi-judicial commission decisions are processed under Municipal Code Chapter 2, Article II, Division 3. The Council is tasked, after considering the evidence, to uphold, overturn, or modify the decision of the Historic Preservation Commission (Sec. 2-56). The Council may also remand the matter to the HPC or an alternate decision-maker in certain circumstances under Sec. 2-56.
A Notice of Appeal of the HPC’s decision was filed on August 3, 2022. The appellant, H and H Properties, LLC, (H&H) appealed the decision on two grounds. First, H&H argues that the HPC considered evidence relevant to its findings which was substantially false or grossly misleading. Second, H&H argues that the HPC failed to properly interpret and apply provisions of the City Code, specifically Municipal Code Sec. 14-22, Standards for Eligibility, and Sec. 14-23 Process for Determining Eligibility.
This item is a quasi-judicial matter and will be considered in accordance with the Council appeal procedures described in Division 3 of Article II of Chapter 2 of the City Code.
(Three or more individual Councilmembers may direct the City Manager and City Attorney to initiate and move forward with development and preparation of resolutions and ordinances not originating from the Council's Policy Agenda or initiated by staff.)
Upon request, the City of Fort Collins will provide language access services for individuals who have limited English proficiency, or auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities, to access City services, programs and activities. Contact 970.221.6515 (V/TDD: Dial 711 for Relay Colorado) for assistance. Please provide 48 hours advance notice when possible.
A solicitud, la Ciudad de Fort Collins proporcionará servicios de acceso a idiomas para personas que no dominan el idioma inglés, o ayudas y servicios auxiliares para personas con discapacidad, para que puedan acceder a los servicios, programas y actividades de la Ciudad. Para asistencia, llame al 970.221.6515 (V/TDD: Marque 711 para Relay Colorado). Por favor proporcione 48 horas de aviso previo cuando sea posible.