John Scarffe, Black Hawk. The Black Hawk City Council approved an amendment to the City’s fee schedule and added a property to the Business Improvement District (BID) during a regular meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, at 211 Church Street. The Council also approved the BID’s annual operating plan and awarded a bid to Apex Pavement Solutions for asphalt paving.
Staff recommended a resolution approving the City of Black Hawk Fee Schedule, as amended. Changes include the removal of the 15 percent administration fee associated with an electrical permit, according to the request for Council action. The permit fee is not an invoice or billable amount and is exempt from the fee.
The schedule also has been rearranged to place the land use fees into more functional groupings. It also adds Private Social Club Permit Fees as required by the ordinance creating a permit system for Private Social Clubs.
The Council approved the fee schedule amendment and an ordinance approving a $65 dollar fee due upon request for sealing criminal justice records for violations other than convictions. Black Hawk currently does not charge a fee for processing and sealing criminal justice records. It is appropriate to implement a fee for services of this nature given the staff time required to process these requests, according to the request for Council action.
The Council approved the fee and considered including property into the Black Hawk Business Improvement District by changing the boundaries. The City received a petition from the Lodge Casino, LLC, for inclusion of property at 251 Main Street into the BID.
The Council approved the request along with the 2018 Operating Plan and Budget of the Black Hawk Business Improvement District. The Black Hawk Business Improvement District has filed the 2018 Operating Plan and Budget as required. Operations in 2018 are likely to include additional marketing and promotional activities allowed by the BID Act.
The Council awarded the bid and contract between Black Hawk and Apex Pavement Solutions for miscellaneous asphalt paving in the amount of $149,744 plus a materials testing allowance of $4,000. The construction budget totals $153,744.
The City budgeted $250,000 for asphalt paving in 2017, specifically to mill and repave a 30-foot strip of asphalt across Miners Mesa in order to improve the surface for the Black Hawk / Central City Tramway shuttle buses. Additionally, the unimproved parking lot near Council Chambers is experiencing heavy use, according to the request.
Since the proposed Information Technology office building project is delayed indefinitely, paving of this dirt lot is included within this bid. The Miners Mesa portion of the bid is $134,715 and paving of the parking lot near Council Chambers comprises $15,029.
The next regular meeting of the Black Hawk City Council will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 211 Church Street.