Fort Collins City Council Meeting 7/21/20

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Council discusses the Landmark Designation of three properties; the allocation of City financial resources for Affordable Housing & Community Development Activities; imposing a Moratorium on new Service Plans for Metropolitan Districts; appointing four Councilmembers to an Ad Hoc Council Committee for the development of a Housing Strategic Plan; an agreement to secure Public Benefit for the Waters' Edge Metro District; & whether to authorize Remote hearings for various zoning, development, & historic preservation items.

Chapters

Call Meeting to Order 00:00:06


Pledge of Allegiance 00:00:17


Roll Call 00:00:40

All Council are present. Mayor Pro Tem Stephens is participating remotely.


COVID Preface 00:01:07


Agenda Review 00:02:04

No changes to the published agenda but Council is to consider moving the COVID-10 update on Higher Education to earlier in the meeting.


Community Report: COVID-19 Update 00:02:49

COVID-19 Update: Educational Institutions and the Pandemic - Presenters: Colorado State University President, Joyce McConnell and Front Range Community College President, Andrew Dorsey.


Public Engagement Options 01:08:50


Setting the Tone 01:11:27


Consent Calendar Review 01:12:28

Items #7, 8, and 9 were pulled from the Consent Agenda by Councilmember Gutowsky.


Public Comment 01:15:21


Public Comment Follow-Up 01:28:24


Consent Calendar & Follow-Up 01:43:02

The Consent Calendar was approved minus Items#7, 8, and 9 which were pulled by Councilmember Gutowsky.


Counclmember Reports 01:49:11


Item #7: 331 South Loomis Landmark Designation 01:54:41

First Reading of Ordinance No. 090, 2020, Designating the Woods-Gilkison-Dunn Property, 331 South Loomis Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado, as a Fort Collins Landmark Pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins. This item is a quasi-judicial matter and if it is considered on the discussion agenda, it will be considered in accordance with Section 1(f) of the Council’s Rules of Meeting Procedures adopted in Resolution 2019-064. The purpose of this item is to designate the Woods-Gilkison-Dunn Property located at 331 S. Loomis Avenue as a Fort Collins Landmark. The property is eligible for recognition as a Landmark due to its significance to Fort Collins under Designation Standard 3, Design/Construction and their historic integrity. The property is owned by Housing Catalyst, which is seeking Landmark designation to resolve federal compliance requirements with the State Office of Archaeology and Historic City of Fort Collins Page 6 Preservation under the National Historic Preservation Act. Landmarking will facilitate the intended sale of the properties out of the Housing Catalyst inventory.


Item #8: 1016-1018 Morgan St Landmark Designation 02:07:21

First Reading of Ordinance No. 091, 2020, Designating the Benton-Schultz Duplex Property, 1016- 1018 Morgan Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, as a Fort Collins Landmark Pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins. This item is a quasi-judicial matter and if it is considered on the discussion agenda, it will be considered in accordance with Section 1(f) of the Council’s Rules of Meeting Procedures adopted in Resolution 2019-064. The purpose of this item is to designate the Benton-Schultz Duplex located at 1016-1018 Morgan Street as a Fort Collins Landmark. The property is eligible for recognition as a Landmark due to its significance to Fort Collins under Designation Standard 3, Design/Construction and their historic integrity. The property is owned by Housing Catalyst, which is seeking Landmark designation to resolve federal compliance requirements with the State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation under the National Historic Preservation Act. Landmarking will facilitate the intended sale of the properties out of the Housing Catalyst inventory


Item #9: 228 Whedbee Landmark Designation 02:11:59

First Reading of Ordinance No. 092, 2020, Designating the Brawner-McArthur Property, 228 Whedbee Street, Fort Collins, Colorado, as a Fort Collins Landmark Pursuant to Chapter 14 of the Code of the City of Fort Collins. This item is a quasi-judicial matter and if it is considered on the discussion agenda, it will be considered in accordance with Section 1(f) of the Council’s Rules of Meeting Procedures adopted in Resolution 2019-064. The purpose of this item is to designate the Brawner-McArthur Property located at 228 Whedbee Street as a Fort Collins Landmark. The property is eligible for recognition as a Landmark due to its significance to Fort Collins under Designation Standard 3, Design/Construction and their historic integrity. The property is owned by Housing Catalyst, which is seeking Landmark designation to resolve federal compliance requirements with the State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation under the National Historic Preservation Act. Landmarking will facilitate the intended sale of the properties out of the Housing Catalyst inventory.


Item #18: Financial Resources to Affordable Housin 02:13:53

Items Relating to the Completion of the 2020 Spring Cycle of the Competitive Process for Allocating City Financial Resources to Affordable Housing and Community Development Activities Utilizing Funds from the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Federal HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, the City’s Affordable Housing Fund (AHF) and the City’s Human Services Program (HSP), and Appropriating Funding Accordingly. A. Second Reading of Ordinance No. 081, 2020, Appropriating Unanticipated Revenue in the Community Development Block Grant Fund. B. Second Reading of Ordinance No.082, 2020, Appropriating Unanticipated Revenue in the HOME Investment Partnerships Fund. These Ordinances, adopted on First Reading on June 16, 2020 by a vote of 6-0 (Gorgol recused), approve funding recommendations of the 2020 Spring Cycle of the Competitive Process and appropriate federal dollars. The Ordinances appropriate the City’s FY2020 CDBG Entitlement Grant and FY2020 HOME Participating Jurisdiction Grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and CDBG program income and CDBG reconciled funds from FY2018 and FY2019, and HOME program income and HOME reconciled funds from FY2018 and FY2019.


Item #19: New Service Plans for Metro Districts 02:17:20

Second Reading of Ordinance No. 083, 2020, Imposing a Moratorium Until January 31, 2021, Upon the City's Acceptance and Processing of Applications for Approval of New Service Plans for Metropolitan Districts. This Ordinance, adopted on First Reading on June 16, 2020 by a vote of 5-1 (Nays: Summers, Troxell absent), imposes a moratorium until January 31, 2021, on the City’s acceptance and processing of new applications for approval of service plans for Metropolitan Districts. This moratorium will apply to the consideration of new Service Plans, but not to the amendment of Metropolitan District Service Plans previously approved by Council or to the consideration of agreements with the City as contemplated in such Service Plans. For example, the moratorium would not apply to Council’s consideration of Public Benefit Agreements and Intergovernmental Agreements contemplated in certain existing Service Plans


Item #20: Housing Strategic Plan Ad Hoc Committee 02:30:11

Resolution 2020-068 Appointing Councilmembers to Serve on an Ad Hoc Council Committee to Support the Development of the Housing Strategic Plan. The purpose of this item is to appoint Councilmembers to an Ad Hoc Council Committee to support the development of the Housing Strategic Plan. This work aligns with the Council Priority of Affordable and Achievable Housing Strategies.


Item #21: Waters' Edge Public Benefits Agreement 02:43:31

Resolution 2020-069 Approving an Agreement to Secure Public Benefits for Waters’ Edge Development as Provided in Service Plan for Waters’ Edge Metropolitan District Nos. 1 through 5. The purpose of this item is to consider a Resolution adopting the Agreement to Secure Public Benefits for the Waters’ Edge Development. The Agreement is contemplated in the Consolidated Service Plan for Waters’ Edge Metropolitan Districts Nos. 1-5, approved by Council on September 18, 2018. Staff has completed its review of the Public Benefits Agreement to ensure it conforms to the service plan adopted by Council.


Item #22a: Hughes Stadium Property Remote Hearing 03:48:40

Council Consideration of Whether to Authorize By Motion Remote Hearings for Various Zoning, Development and Historic Preservation Items. The purpose of this item is to consider multiple exceptions to Ordinance No. 079, adopted by Council on June 16, 2020, to allow various zoning, development and historic preservation items to proceed to public hearings using Remote Technology. A suggested motion is provided on pages 5 of this Agenda Item Summary. Ordinance No. 079 authorizes Council, Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) and the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) 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. In order 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: Hughes Stadium Property Rezone (Pre-Application Hearing scheduled for City Council on August 4, 2020)


Motion to Continue Meeting 04:42:55


Item #22b: Remote Hearings - Various Items 04:44:04

Council Consideration of Whether to Authorize By Motion Remote Hearings for Various Zoning, Development and Historic Preservation Items. The purpose of this item is to consider multiple exceptions to Ordinance No. 079, adopted by Council on June 16, 2020, to allow various zoning, development and historic preservation items to proceed to public hearings using Remote Technology. A suggested motion is provided on pages 5 of this Agenda Item Summary. Ordinance No. 079 authorizes Council, Planning & Zoning Board (P&Z) and the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) 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. In order 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: Rezoning Items 1. Fischer Rezone (Awaiting P&Z recommendation and Council hearing. 2. Spring Creek Rezone Correction of Map Errors (Awaiting P&Z recommendation and Council hearing) 3. Rezoning of Manufactured Housing Communities (City-initiated rezoning of existing manufactured housing communities) 4. Timberline Church Rezone (Awaiting P&Z recommendation and Council hearing, Addition of Permitted Use (APU) 6. Wells Fargo Parking Lot and ATM Addition of Permitted Use (awaiting P&Z decision, no Council decision required except in case of an appeal) Appeals of Staff Decisions 7. Appeal of Landmark Planned Unit Development (PUD) Minor Amendment (appeal to P & Z Board) 8. Appeal of determination of eligibility for landmark designation for two properties at 724 and 726 South College Avenue (appeal to LPC) 9. Appeal of determination of eligibility for landmark designation for 945 East Prospect Road (appeal to LPC) 10. Appeal of a decision to deny an upgrade to the General Contractor License for Tree Line Builders (appeal to Building Review Board)


Other Business 05:27:27

Motion to adjourn into Executive Session has been postponed. Councilmember Gorgol request to help the public with technology issues related to participation in Council Meetings. Councilmember Gorgol requesting information on the messaging to CSU Students related to safe socializing. Councilmember Cunniff suggesting working with CSU on affordable housing on the Hughes Stadium property. Councilmember Summers suggesting a resolution in support of Fort Collins Police. Motion to adjourn meeting to Tuesday, July 28, 2020.


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