BOT Meeting Highlights

BOT Meeting Highlights
Pam North

The Nederland Board of Trustees met on Oct. 16. Present were Mayor Joe Gierlach, Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Mueller, and Trustees Peter Fiori, Chris Perret, Randy Lee, and Ledge Long. Trustee Annette Croughwell was absent.
The Board approved the October 16, 2012, Accounts Payable, October 2, 2012, Regular Meeting Minutes and the Boulder/Broomfield Counties HOME Consortium Agreement.
Barbara Hardt read a letter regarding NEDWEB, a proposal eliminating the funding of the Town’s major events and replacing it with a winter economic boost program that Hardt considers to be less beneficial to Nederland. Hardt cited major support from local residents for her view.
The Town will host a workshop and potluck in support of the update of the community’s comprehensive plan on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 North. Bring a dish to share with neighbors and spend the afternoon talking about the future of the community in an informal atmosphere.
A meeting of the Design Advisory Team for NedPeds will be on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Nederland Library. Town Treasurer Eva Forberger gave a presentation on the Town’s 2013 budget.
Updated details were given by the organizers of the Oktoberfest 2013 Special Event, including a cycling route change, and the event was approved.
The Board considered CML policy positions concerning municipal fines and various policies concerning natural gas and oil drilling. Although natural gas and oil drilling have not had local impact, this item was approved, 4 to 2, as a supporting local control in the future.
The Board unanimously approved Resolution 2012-29, a dissolution of a lot lines Application for 171 E. Second Street: This item was to allow the property owner to construct a garage.
The First Annual Witches Ball Special Event Application, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Nederland Community Center, was unanimously approved.
 Resolution 2012-30, allowing the Nederland Downtown Development Authority to borrow funds from the Town to be paid back from Tax Increment Financing funds, to fund the NedPeds design was tabled until the Nov. 13 Board meeting.
The Board unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement between the Town and the NDDA to govern how the NedPeds funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation will be managed.
The Board discussed Ordinance 712, an update to the floodplain regulations, as required by FEMA. There has been no change to past data, but the update is viewed as a source of good information.
The Board discussed possibly increasing the Good Will Fund in the future, and also scheduling a work session in January 2013 to address parking and event scheduling.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 p.m.
Look for more in-depth coverage of the Board meeting in next week’s The Mountain-Ear.


Pam is a staff reporter for The Mountain-Ear. She covers local political news for the region.

Comments

%d bloggers like this: