Fort Collins City Council Meeting 9/15/20

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Topics: Authorizing Remote Heargins for Historic Preservation Appeals to the Landmark Preservation Commission; Amending the City Code Regarding Requirements & Procedures for Campaigns in City Elections; Authorizing Remote Hearings for Appeals Heard by the Building Review Board; First Public Hearing on the 2021 Recommended City Budget; & the Appointment of One Person to Fill the Vacancy on the Planning & Zoning Board.

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Proclamations 00:00:06

A. Proclamation Declaring September 16, 2020 as Joe Rubinstein Day. B. Proclamation Declaring the Week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week. C. Proclamation Declaring the Week of September 13-19 as Minority Enterprise Development Week.


Call Meeting to Order 00:05:28


Pledge of Allegiance 00:05:41


Roll Call 00:06:04

All Council are present


COVID Preface 00:06:31


Agenda Review 00:07:07

Item #7 was amended and a staff report was added on the Horsetooth Outlet Project. Item #15 was recommended to be moved from the Consent Agenda to the Discussion Agenda.


Public Engagement Options 00:08:18


Setting the Tone 00:10:55


Consent Calendar Review 00:11:43

Item #14 was pulled by a member of the public.


Public Comment 00:15:28


Public Comment Follow-Up 00:28:00


Consent Calendar & Follow-Up 00:35:57


Staff Report: COVID-10 Update 00:44:10

COVID and CARES Coronavirus Relief Fund Update presented by SeonAh Kendall, the City's Recovery Manager.


Staff Reports: Wildfire Smoke 00:49:02

Wildfire Smoke Resiliency Efforts presented by Cassie Archuleta.


Staff Report: Horsetooth Outlet Project 00:55:31

Horsetooth Outlet Project Impacts: Mandatory Restrictions and the Cameron Peak Fire presented by Alice Conovitz.


Councilmember Reports 01:08:42


Item #15: Remote Hearing for LPC Appeal 01:21:04

Council Consideration of Authorization for Remote Hearings for Historic Preservation Appeal to the Landmark Preservation Commission.The purpose of this item is to consider an exception to Ordinance No. 079, 2020, adopted by Council on June 16, 2020, to allow a historic preservation item to proceed to public hearing using remote technology.Ordinance No. 079, 2020, authorizes Council, Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z), the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the Building Review Board (BRB) to hear quasi-judicial items but specifically excludes appeals from that authorization. The Ordinance does, however, allow Council, by motion adopted by at least five Councilmembers, to authorize exceptions to that exclusion. To authorize LPC hearings for the listed item using remote technology, Council must find that such a hearing is pressing and requires prompt action and that remote technology will provide for sufficient public participation and input. Staff is requesting Council consider allowing the following item to proceed: • Appeal of staff decision to deny a Certificate of Appropriateness for 126 S. Whitcomb Street to demolish an historic garage to construct a new structure (appeal to LPC) on a designated Fort Collins Landmark property.


Item #16: Code Changes Related to City Elections 01:28:51

Second Reading of Ordinance No. 112, 2020, Amending Section 7-135 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins to Modify and Update Requirements and Procedures for Campaigns in City Elections.This Ordinance, adopted on First Reading on September 1, 2020 by a vote of 5-2 (Nays: Summers, Troxell), adopts amendments to the City’s election campaign Code provisions.


Item #17: Remote Hearings for BRB Appeals 01:44:36

Council Consideration of Whether to Authorize, by Motion, Remote Hearings for Appeals to be Heard by the Building Review Board.The purpose of this item is to consider two exceptions to Ordinance No. 079, 2020, adopted by Council on June 16, 2020, to allow various zoning, development, and historic preservation items to proceed to public hearings using remote technology.Ordinance No. 079, 2020, authorizes Council, the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z), the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) and the Building Review Board (BRB) to hear quasi-judicial items but specifically excludes from that authorization decisions related to zoning/rezoning, appeals, and additions of permitted use (APUs). The Ordinance does, however, allow Council, by motion adopted by at least five Councilmembers, to authorize exceptions to that exclusion. To authorize remote hearings for the listed items, Council must find that such hearings are pressing and require prompt action and that virtual technology will provide for sufficient public participation and input. Staff is requesting Council consider allowing the following items to proceed: 1. Appeal of a decision to deny a license to Chris Ufer of Space Solutions, LLC. 2. Appeal of a decision of the Building Official to deny a request to waive the exam requirements for a license to Clark Vernon of Summit Builders, LLC.


Item #18: 2021 Budget Public Hearing 01:55:27

Public Hearing #1 on the 2021 Recommended Budget for the City of Fort Collins.This is the first public hearing on the City Manager’s 2021 Recommended Budget for the City of Fort Collins. The purpose of this public hearing is to gather public input on the 2021 budget. In an effort to receive further public input, a second public hearing is scheduled for City Council’s Tuesday, October 6, 2020, regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers (adhering to all social distancing requirements) with the option for remote participation through the online Zoom meeting City of Fort Collins Page 9 platform. Both hearings were set by Council adoption of Resolution 2020-081 at its September 1, 2020, meeting. The City Manager’s 2021 Recommended Budget can be reviewed at the City Clerk’s Office by appointment only and online at fcgov.com/budget. On May 19, 2020, Council adopted Ordinance No. 067, 2020, suspending the biennial budget term requirement in Code Section 8-1 for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 in order to allow for a one-year budget term for both years, and to return to the biennial budget term required by Code Section 8-1 beginning with fiscal years 2023 and 2024.


Item #14: P&Z Board Appointment 02:48:23

Resolution 2020-087 Making an Appointment to the Planning and Zoning Board. The purpose of this item is to appoint one individual to fill a vacancy on the Planning and Zoning Board that exists due to the resignation of a previous member.


Other Business 03:09:05

None.


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