City Council Regular Meeting 20 March 2018 – Wildlife Ordinance

City Council Regular Meeting            20 March 2018                   Citizen Minutes

Public Comment

John Watson thanked council for the formation of the Columbine Square Advisory Group. He spoke to what he believes to be an inadequacy in Littleton’s impact fees. He compared Littleton’s impact fees to Brighton, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Aurora. Littleton’s total impact fees are $3,697 as compared to Longmont’s $13,000, Boulder’s $8,500 and Colorado Springs’ $6,000 to $7,000. He said he has a deaf ear when he hears the need for road improvements when we need to collect more in impact fees.

Kent Bagley thanked the council for the work they are doing. He thanked Jerry Valdes for his vote to keep the one remaining urban renewal plan – Columbine Square.

Pam Chadbourne commented on the Mineral Framework that was on the Consent Agenda saying it was not much of a framework but more of a guide.

Consent Agenda Items

a)  Resolution 18-2018 – A resolution requesting coverage under the FPPA Defined Benefit System for police officers for the City of Littleton

b)  Resolution 19-2018 – Keep It Colorado_FAQs

A motion to approve the cancelation of the June 19, 2018 and July 3, 2018 regular city council meetings

c)  ID# 18-105 – A motion to approve the cancelation of the June 19, 2018 and July 3, 2018 regular city council meetings
d)  Resolution 20-2018 – A resolution regarding adoption of the Mineral Station Area Framework

e) ID#18-100 – Approval of the March 6, 2018 regular meeting minutes

 onsent agenda items passed 7/0. Ordinances on Second Reading and Public Hearing

a)  Ordinance 07-2018 – An ordinance on second reading amending Ordinance No. 23, series of 2017, known as the Annual Appropriation Bill. Pat Driscoll moved to approve, Peggy Cole seconded and motion passed 7/0.

b)  Ordinance 08-2018 – An ordinance on second reading amending the 2018 Littleton Sewer Utility Enterprise budgetKarina Elrod moved to approve, either Pat Driscoll or Peggy Cole seconded (spoke at the same time and I do not know who got credited with the second). Motion passed 7/0.

c)  Ordinance 09-2018 – An ordinance on second reading amending the 2018 Littleton Stormwater and Flood Management Utility Enterprise budget – Elrod moved to approve, Cole seconded and motion passed 7/0.

d)  Ordinance 10-2018 – An ordinance on second reading amending title 6, chapter 1 of the municipal code to provide for the safety and protection of wildlife – This ordinance does not impact the treatment of wildlife on private property. Primary enforcement of the ordinance will fall on South Suburban Park Rangers.

Public Hearing

Don Bruns said he was grateful that the ordinance was limited to just the parks. He was concerned about the continued erosion of the wildlife habitat with the urbanization of the city. He quoted Walt Disney, “The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” There are lots of copies – we don’t have to lose what makes Littleton special – Littleton is an original.

Pam Chadbourne was sorry that the ordinance had been weakened. She has seen a decline in wildlife where she lives due to the development upstream. There is nothing in our codes or plans that considers the impact of development on wildlife. She thought there should be a requirement to include the impact of development on wildlife.

Kyle Schlachter moved to approve with Driscoll seconding. Cole moved to amend the motion by removing the word “training” from the ordinance with Driscoll seconding. Attorney Kemp said that works. Amendment passed 7/0. Schlachter moved to amend the motion to add the words “but not limited to” with regard to hazing techniques and Valdes seconded. That amendment passed 7/0.

Carol Fey said the devil is in the details and referred to the penalty cited in the Ordinance as one that refers to contraband – the sale of unlawful controlled substances etc. Attorney said it was used in order to provide guidance to the District Court. Main motion passed 6/1 with Fey dissenting.

Reports

Carol Fey is holding a District 3 meeting on April 21, 9:30 at the Littleton museum.

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