Aldermen appoint Sharon Cate to Planning Commission Alternate

Janet Perry, Central City.  Central City’s Mayor Heider opened the April 4th Alderman meeting at 7:06 p.m. in the Gilpin County Courthouse.  Mayor pro tem Voorhies, Alderman Laratta and Alderman Aiken were present.  City Manager Miera, Attorney McAskin, Finance Director Adame, Community Development Director Rears, Public Works Director Hoover, Fire Chief Allen, Utilities Director Nelson and Gilpin County Sheriff’s Officer Captain Ihme were also present.

After approval of agendas and the Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting turned to a Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 17-02, Organizing the Central City Business Improvement District and approving the election of an initial Board of Directors.  C.R.S. 31-25-1220 establishes a voluntary petition process whereby the owners of property proposed to be included into the boundaries of the District may file a written petition with City Council.  Mayor Heider opened the Public Hearing at 7:20 p.m., and hearing no comments, closed the Public Hearing at 7:21 p.m.  Ordinance No. 17-02 passed unanimously.

Mayor Heider moved to appoint Sharon Cate for the Planning Commission Alternate and the appointment was unanimously approved.

The council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 17-03, amending two sections of the Parkway Access Code, Sec. 8-7-130 (“City annexation or inclusion in Central City Business Improvement District”) and Sec. 8-7-180 (“Violations and penalties”).  It is meant to remove existing ambiguity in the Parkway Access Code that annexation may be required under certain circumstances.

Manager Miera announced that the work at City Hall is ahead of schedule and the carpet will be installed next week.  Alderman Laratta expressed her support of the Fire Department.  Mayor pro tem Voorhies expressed concern over the Spring Street Intersection.  Manager Miera added that the previously budgeted fluorescent striping would be added once the weather is warmer.

Mayor Heider had noticed that the sign across from the Reserve looks bad. Manager Miera will ask staff to pull it and find replacement options with wayfinding signage Joe Behm, of the CCBID, gave an update on the WB 1-70 construction.

Mayor Heider adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m.