Fort Collins City Council Meeting 11/04/20

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Council is scheduled to discuss the 2021 City Budget and items related to rates, fees and charges to electric and water utilities.

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Proclamations 00:00:07

A. Proclamation Declaring November as Transgender Acceptance Month. B. Proclamation Declaring November 7-8, 2020 as Bison Days. C. Proclamation Declaring November 4, 2020 as Downtown Holiday Lights On Day.


Call Meeting to Order 00:10:20


Pledge of Allegiance 00:10:34


Roll Call 00:10:56

All Council are present. Councilmember Summers joined the meeting at 6:30 pm.


COVID Preface 00:11:17


Agenda Review 00:12:10

Information for Item #10 was revised. Revisions to item #14 were also made.


Public Engagement Options 00:13:01


Setting the Tone 00:15:30


Consent Calendar Review 00:16:10

No changes to the consent calendar.


Public Comment 00:17:28


Public Comment Follow-Up 00:23:41


Consent Calendar & Follow-Up 00:27:52


Staff Report: Museum of Discovery 00:32:11

Report by Cheryl Donaldson on the Mind Matters exhibit currently at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.


Councilmember Reports 00:50:13


Item #13: 2021 City Budget 00:59:39

First Reading of Ordinance No. 138, 2020, Being the Annual Appropriation Ordinance Relating to the Annual Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2021; Adopting the Budget for the Fiscal Year beginning January 1, 2021 and Ending December 31, 2021; and Fixing the Mill Levy for Property Taxes Payable in 2021.


Item #14: Electric & Water Utility Rates, Fees 01:56:19

A. First Reading of Ordinance No. 139, 2020, Amending Chapter 26 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins to Revise Electric Rates, Fees and Charges. B. First Reading of Ordinance No. 140, 2020, Amending Chapter 26 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins to Revise Water Rates, Fees, and Charges.The purpose of this item is for Council to consider the above-listed electric and water rate ordinances, adjusting monthly charges for both electric and water services in 2021. The revenue requirements to support the 2021 budget require increasing monthly charges for electric service by 3.0%. Additionally, a reduction in pricing is proposed for the voluntary Green Energy program, reducing the charge per kWh from 1.9 cents per kWh to 1.6 cents per kWh in 2021. A 2% increase for water services is proposed to help offset mitigation costs related to the Cameron Peak Fire. Upon adoption, both rates would be effective January 1, 2021.


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