This Week’s Meetings

For more information on any of these meetings, see the City’s agenda page, and open the appropriate meeting packet.  In general meeting held in City Council Chambers can be viewed live, while meetings held off-site (Parks & Rec) are recorded audio-only and are posted some time after the meeting.

The Downtown Development Authority meets tonight (Monday May 26th) at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  Trailhead Taphouse (the new restaurant going in at 12th St. and Miners Alley) is requesting a $2500 grant to help pay for exterior signage (the total estimated cost is $6-10,000).  Rick Muriby of the Planning Department will report on the Golden Bike Library, which will launch at the Visitors Center on June 22nd (Bike to Work Day).   Mesa Meadows (the Foss family) plans to build four townhomes at 8th Street and Arapahoe.  They are asking the DDA to fund the new curb, a line of trees along the street, and a sidewalk.  They believe that the total cost for demolition of the old curb and sidewalk and installation of new curb, sidewalk, and trees, will be about $35,000.  Finally, staff will brief the DDA on planned “wayfaring” upgrades for the city.

The Parks & Rec Board will meet Tuesday night at 7 at the Community Center.  They also will hear an update on the Bike Library.  They will discuss Park Rules.  The Director will report on the status of the Parks & Rec Master Plan, the Ulysses Skatepark, and the Astor House Renovation.

The Citizen’s Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday morning at 7:30AM in City Council Chambers.  They will hear about a planned IT security update, changes to the City’s events policy, and receive a refresher on how TABOR affects city budget decisions.

The Planning Commission meets Wednesday night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  This is a study session, so no public comment will be accepted.  They will be reviewing the Sustainability Menu included in our land use code.  Members of the Sustainability Board will be there to identify any potential changes.

City Council meets Thursday night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  This is a study session, so no public comment will be accepted.  Xcel Energy will present “Our Energy Future.”  The public works director will update council on the replacement of our water meters and will discuss possible code changes that may be necessary with the new meters.  He will also demonstrate the “customer portal” that will enable citizens to track their water usage.  Council will discuss the possibility of installing city-wide broadband internet access.  This would require a city-wide vote this fall.  They will discuss the budget process to identify ways to give Council earlier input to the budget process.