City Council Regular Meeting Tuesday, May 16, 2023 06:00 PM City Council Chambers 300 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins & via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/98241416497

PROCLAMATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
5:00 PM

A)PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. PP 1.Declaring the Week of May 7-13, 2023 as Public Service Recognition Week.

REGULAR MEETING
6:00 PM

B)CALL MEETING TO ORDER

C)PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

D)ROLL CALL

E)CITY MANAGER'S AGENDA REVIEW

•City Manager Review of Agenda

•Consent Calendar Review, including removal of items from Consent Calendar for individual discussion.

F)COMMUNITY REPORTS - None.

G)PUBLIC COMMENT ON ANY TOPICS OR ITEMS OR COMMUNITY EVENTS
(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 using the online sign-up system available at www.fcgov.com/council-meeting-participation-signup/ 

• 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 will be called to speak by the presiding officer from the list of those signed up. After everyone signed up is called on, the presiding officer may ask others wishing to speak 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).

• The presiding officer will determine and announce the length of time allowed for each speaker.

• Each speaker will be asked to state their 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 https://www.fcgov.com/developmentreview/,  or contact the Development Review Center at 970.221.6760.]

H)PUBLIC COMMENT FOLLOW-UP

I)COUNCILMEMBER REMOVAL OF ITEMS FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION

CONSENT CALENDAR

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 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.

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR

J)ADOPTION OF CONSENT CALENDAR

K)CONSENT CALENDAR FOLLOW-UP (This is an opportunity for Councilmembers to comment on items adopted or approved on the Consent Calendar.)

L)STAFF REPORTS - None.

M)COUNCILMEMBER REPORTS

N)CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR INDIVIDUAL DISCUSSION

O)CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PLANNED FOR DISCUSSION

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. 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.

  1. 11.First Reading of Ordinance No. 074, 2023, Amending the Land Use Code to Include Regulations for Making Water Adequacy Determinations.

    The purpose of this ordinance is to amend the Fort Collins Land Use Code to include water adequacy determinations for new development and redevelopment. The regulations are divided into three different categories: one for established potable water supply entities, one for new potable water supply entities, and one for non-potable water supply entities. The goal is to comply with Colorado state statute (Section 29-20-301, et seq., C.R.S.) and to make sure development has the necessary water supply.

    Water is a crucial and constrained resource, and the City strives to ensure that development meets the community’s vision and expectations for responsible resource management. City Plan includes policies to ensure water is used wisely and our community is prepared for a changing climate. Currently, development within the City only occurs within the boundaries of existing City (Fort Collins Utilities) and special district potable water supply entities, such as Fort Collins-Loveland Water District and East Larimer County Water District. A project is determined to have an adequate water supply through the issuance of a “will serve” letter from the established potable water supply entity at the time of development plan or building permit approval.

    The necessity for an updated water adequacy review program stems from the limited supply and high cost of water resources, which have resulted in developers pursuing more creative ways to provide both potable and non-potable water to their proposed developments, particularly projects striving to provide affordable housing or the denser development patterns called for in City Plan.

P)OTHER BUSINESS

  1. OB 1.Possible consideration of the initiation of new ordinances and/or resolutions by Councilmembers.

    (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.)

  2. OB 2. Consideration of a Request to Extend the Time for the Ziegler/Corbett Appeals:

    City Code Section 2-52(c) authorizes the City Manager at any time prior to the expiration of the time for Council to hear an appeal, to request that Council approve the extension of time for hearing an appeal in the event of scheduling difficulties or notice defects.

    Two appeals have been filed regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission’s March 23, 2023,  decision approving the Ziegler/Corbett Overall Development Plan Major Amendment, MJA220004.  Questions have arisen regarding the scheduling of the hearing on these appeals.  As a result, the City Manager has requested that Council approve the extension of time for hearing these appeals from June 22 to September 5, 2023. Here is the requested motion:

    Motion: “I move that Council extend the time for the hearing of the appeals filed regarding the Planning and Zoning Commission’s March 23, 2023,  decision approving the Ziegler/Corbett Overall Development Plan Major Amendment, MJA220004, to September 5, 2023.”

Q)ADJOURNMENT

Every regular Council meeting will end no later than midnight, except that: (1) any item of business commenced before midnight may be concluded before the meeting is adjourned and (2) the Council may, at any time prior to adjournment, by majority vote, extend a meeting beyond midnight for the purpose of considering additional items of business. Any matter that has been commenced and is still pending at the conclusion of the Council meeting, and all matters for consideration at the meeting that have not yet been considered by the Council, will be deemed continued to the next regular Council meeting, unless Council determines otherwise.

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 advance notice. Requests for interpretation at a meeting should be made by noon the day before.

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