15 April 2014 Littleton City Council Meeting – Citizen Minutes

Littleton City Council – Citizen Minutes

15 April 2014

Pam Chadbourne asked the council to reinstate written minutes of their meetings. The burden does not belong on the citizens.

Carol Brzeczek addressed the city council on their change to abandoning the written minutes of their meetings concerned about the hearing impaired not having access to the minutes if they are only available on-line. She also said she had never received a response from a question asked several weeks ago on how delegating the authority to settle law suits to their attorney is not in violation of the Citizen’s Initiative #301 recently passed that stated any and all settlements had to be voted on in a public meeting. The final question she had for the council was an explanation why it is that the Urban Renewal Authority, LIFT, was not required to follow the city charter – in particular, why were they holding secret meetings when the council could not nor could any other board or commission created by the council.

Consent Agenda

a) An ordinance on first reading amending title 4, chapter 1, section 5, of the city code as it relates to energy conservation requirements Passed 7/0

6a Attachment

b) Ordinance on first reading amending chapter 1 of title 8 of the city code concerning the temporary outdoor display of merchandise in C-A and B-2 zones Passed 7.0

6b Attachment

First Reading

a) An ordinance on first reading amending title 4, chapter 1, section 5, of the city code as it relates to energy conservation requirements

Passed 7/0

Second and Final Reading on Ordinances and Public Hearings

 

a) Ordinance on second  reading amending chapter 4 of title 8 and sections 1-6-8, 2-3-1 and 10-5-7 of the city code concerning trees Passed 7/0   —   Most of the discussion centered around the cost of removing dead tress and who pays for the removal if the city gives notice to the home owner. The recommendation was for the city to no longer provide the funds but to refer the property owner to the South Metro Housing Options organization to apply for the funds necessary to remove dead trees.   If you quality for their assistance great – if not, then the expense falls to the property owner. Another concern, mostly from the citizens, was the term Arborist was removed from the Ordinance and replaced with City Manager or designee. There is/was a concern that Littleton would no longer have a professional Arborist on staff, which was seen as a mistake. Bruce Beckman and Bruce Stahlman tried to get the financial assistance currently in policy reinstated but they were on the losing end of that vote.   (5/2)

7a Attachment

b) Ordinance on second reading amending chapter 6 of title 1 of the city code    concerning court-appointed defense counsel

7b Attachment

c) Invited Guest: Kent Bagely – RTD Update

 

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