Littleton City Council Meeting – 17 November 2009

Citizen Minutes
Regular Meeting of City Council
City of Littleton, Colorado
6:30 p.m. RECEPTION
7:00 p.m. Tuesday
Littleton Center November 17, 2009

1. Roll Call
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Agenda
4. Minutes
a) Minutes of regular Council meeting November 3, 2009
5. Introduce New City Employees
6. Citizen’s Appearances
a) Guest Citizen
Mary Lou Diehl and Maria Pearson with Interfaith Community Services
b) Scheduled public appearances
c) Unscheduled public appearances – Jennifer Keyes (?) asked the Council to consider chickens as livestock rather than a pet. She has three chickens and a dog and current city code only allows for only three pets of any kind. Doug Clark suggested that it might be time to revisit this code because it has been brought up before by other citizens.

7. Consent Agenda Items:
a) Ordinance on first reading approving the rezoning of 3811 W. Bowles Avenue from A-1 to PD-C and the Wynetka Decentralization Station PD Plan – APPROVED 7/0.

b) Ordinance on first reading amending City Code Sections 10-1-2 and 10-8-4 relating to the requirements for conditional use applications – APPROVED 7/0.

8. Second and Final Reading on Ordinances and Public Hearings

a) Ordinance Amending the 2009 budget – This approval represented some housekeeping before year’s end. MOTION PASSED 7/0.

b) Ordinance Authorizing Granting an Easement to Public Service Company of Colorado for Utilities at the War Memorial Rose Garden – PASSED 7/0.

14. Election of Temporary Chairperson – John Ostermiller was appointed to act as the Temporary Chair to seat the new Council.
15. Adjournment
16. Call to Order by the Temporary Chairperson
17. Administration of Oath of Office to Newly Elected Members of Council of the Honorable Municipal Judge James S. Kimmel
18. Roll Call by Temporary Chairperson

19. Election of Council President by Secret Ballot – PEGGY COLE MOVED TO SUSPEND THEIR RULES FOR A PUBLIC VOTE FOR MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO-TEM WITH THE AYES AND NAYS REPORTED. Jim Taylor said he would not support the motion saying they had to work with each other and voting for or against each other will have an effect on how they work together – he said transparency only went so far. Cole responded by saying she thought it was important for the public to know how each of them voted and voting for someone was not a hostile act against another. MOTION PASSED 6/1 WITH TAYLOR DISSENTING.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE VOTE, CERNANEC MOVED TO RECAST THE VOTE IN ORDER TO SHOW UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR THE NEWLY ELETED MAYOR. HIS MOTION PASSED AND THE SECOND VOTE FOR MAYOR WAS 7/0.

BRUCE STAHLMAN NOMINATED DEBBIE BRINKMAN FOR MAYOR, PEGGY COLE NOMINATED DOUG CLARK FOR MAYOR. CLARK WAS ELECTED ON A 4/3 VOTE WITH PHIL CERNANEC, BRUCE STAHLMAN AND DEBBIE VOTING FOR BRINKMAN AND TRUJILLO, CLARK, COLE AND TAYLOR VOTING FOR CLARK.

20. Election of Council President Pro Tem by Secret Ballot – BRUCE STAHLMAN NOMINATED DEBBIE BRINKMAN FOR MAYOR PRO TEM WHICH WAS UNCONTESTED AND APPROVED OF 7/0.

21. Presentation of gifts to outgoing Council Members
22. Appointments – None were made.
23. Adjournment

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