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2 - Approval of minutes July 26, 2001APPROVED OCTOBER 4, 2001 • CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD MINUTES July 26, 2001 Council Chambers Room, Municipal Building 1777 Broadway, 3:00 p.m. The following are the minutes of the July 26, 2001 City of Boulder Planning Board meeting. A permanent set of these minutes is kept in Central Records, and a tape recording of the meeting is maintained for a period of seven years in Central Records (telephone: 303-441-3043). BOARD PRESENT: Macon Cowles A1 Gunter, Vice Chair Thomas Krueger Alan O'Hashi Beth Pommer Mark Ruzzin, Chair BOARD MEMBEIi ABSENT: Tina Nielsen • STAFF PR~S~NT: Elizabeth Abbot, Library Kate Bernhardt, Parks and Recreation Wally Cameron, Open Space and Mountain Parks Marcelee Gralapp, Library Jean Gatza, Long Range Planning Bob Harberg, Public Works, Utilities Glen Magee, Facilities and Asset Management Ruth McHeyser, I,ong Range Planning Annie Noble, Tributary Greenways Mike Patton, Open Space and Mountain Parks Joe Perone, Transportation Nancy Steinberger, Tributary Greenways Heidi Straszewski, $oard°Secratary Michael Sullivan, Open Space and Mountain Parks Molly Winter, Downtown Management Commission 1. CALL TO ORDER Chair M.Ruzzin declared a quorum at 3:05 p.m., and the following business was conducted. • s:\plan\data\cur\bms\010726.min City of Boulder July 26, 2001 Planning Board Minutes • 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES There were no minutes to approve. 3. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Nancy Hartman,1041 E. Moorehead Circle: She said that the Tantra Apartments are in violation with the city's landscaping ordinance and operate strictly for profit. She asked the Board to encourage the city to enforce compliance of the ordinance. R. McHeyser said there are maintenance requirements for landscaping. She said she would review the code, follow-up with N. Hartman, and report back to the Board with her findings. 4. DISCUSSION OF DISPOSITIONS, PLANNING BOARD CALL-UPS The Board did not discuss any dispositions or Planning Board call-ups. 5. MATTERS FROM THE PLANNING BOARD, PLANNING DIRECTOR, AND CITY ATTORNEY (The following items from Matters were discussed toward the end of the meeting.) A. Gunter gave the Board an update on the July 11, 2001 Downtown Design Advisory Board (DDAB) meeting, specifically reporting on DDAB's recommendations to the Sundquist Building project. M. Cowles requested that the Board schedule time on the calendar to discuss priorities raised at their April 14, 2001 retreat. M. Ruzzin suggested that the Board consider meeting quarterly to discuss the goals established at the retreat. The Board tentatively scheduled a retreat follow-up for the October 25, • 2001 Planning Board meeting. M. Ruzzin announced that he was running for City Council and did not feel that it was appropriate to continue on as Planning Board Chair. He requested that the election of Chair and Vice-chair be made soon. The Board and staff discussed notification issues and temporary appointments. 6. ACTION ITEMS A. Public hearing and consideration of the 2002-2007 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). J. Hagen presented highlights for the 2002-2007 CIP. Public Participation Elizabeth Black, 4340 N.13`" Street: She asked the Board not to do flood improvements that will make things worse for people downstream. She suggested that the improvements begin at the downstream end and work up. She said containing spills into channelized creeks and dumping them onto county enclaves, on the downstream end, could cause serious problems. She asked the Board to preserve groundwater in Boulder and to consider a plan near the Silverlake Ditch that would include sidewalks along the lateral as well as drainage improvements. She supported the city's efforts to develop a plan for 28`h Street north of Iris, including a transportation corridor on 28`h St. north of Jay Road, bus services, bike lanes and sidewalks. s: \plan\data\cur\bms\010726. mi n • 2 City of Boulder July 26, 2001 • Planning Board Minutes LIBRARY MOTIOIV: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by T. Krueger, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for the Library. Statement of Intention: Encourage continued efforts to develop a county-wide library usage plan. OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS MOTION: On a motion by A. O'Hashi, seconded by B. Pommer, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for Open Space and Mountain Parks. M. Cowles offered a friendly amendment to add the following statement of intent: condemnation authorities should be used to acquire critical open space properties in order to slow down the erosion of the buying power of the money approved by the voters for the acquisition of open space. A. O'Hashi and B. Pommer did not accept the friendly amendment. M. Cowles withdrew his friendly amendment. ~ TRIBUTARY GREENWAYS MOTION: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by T. Krueger, the Planning Board recommended (5-1; A. Gunter opposed, T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 C1P program as proposed for the Tributary Greenways Program. A. Gunter supported the CIP program as proposed for the Tributary Greenways Program except for the maintenance piece. He said the money should be spent to improve capital improvements or be reduced to 10% of the budget. FLOOD CONTROL, WATER, AND WASTEWATER UTILITIES MOTION: On a motion by T. Krueger, seconded by A. O'Hashi, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for Flood Control, Water, and Wastewater Utilities and approval of the list of specific projects that do not require the CBAP process (shown on pages four and five of the Summary of the Utilities Capital Improvement Program). Statement of Intention: The Utilities Division should assess the feasibility of working with a provider of broadband to use sewer ]ines or other Utilities assets to speed t6e provision of broadband • to ourresidents and businesses. s:\plan\da[a\cur\bms\010726. mi n 3 City of Boulder July 26, 2001 Planning Board Minutes • The board took a dinner break from 6:15 to 6:55 p.m. Pubiic Participation: There was no public participation. PARKS AND RECREATION K. Bernhardt made the following corrections to the memorandum: • the Community Park in North Boulder or the North Boulder Community Park has been renamed to the Foothills Pazk • the numbers for 2002-2007 for the CIP North Boulder Recreation Center remodel (shown on page 13) are inaccurate and will be corrected. • The numbers for the Parks and Recreation 1995 ballot (shown on pages eight and nine of Attachment D) are inaccurate and will be corrected. MOTION: On a motion by A. O'Hashi, seconded by B. Pommer, the Pianning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for Parks and Recreation. TRANSPORTATION/AIRPORT • J. Perone made the following correction to the memorandum: $500,000 for HOP funding has been added to the CIP program for Transportation. MOTION: On a motion by M. Cowles, seconded by A. O'Hashi, the Planning Board recommended (5-1; A. Gunter opposed and T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for Transportation/Airport. A. Gunter said the budget is not realistic and does not match with the projections and expectations for transportation needs in the community. He said the Capital Development Fund for Transportation is inadequate. FACILITIES AND ASSET MANAGEMENT MOTION: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Boazd recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 CIP program as proposed for Facilities and Asset Management. • s:\plan\data\wr\bms\010726. min 4 City of Boulder July 26, 2001 • Planning Board Minutes DOWNTOWN/UNIVERSITY HILL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION MOTION: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by T. Krueger, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the 2002-2007 C1P program as proposed for the Downtown Management Commission. Statement of Intention: Encourage the development of a comprehensive parking provision and usage plan for the Downtown and Civic Center area. PROJECTS RECOMMENDED FOR A CEAP MOTION: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Boazd recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) that the list of CIP projects for Community and Environmental Assessment Process review should be approved as recommended by staff in Attachment E, removing Goose Creek/Foothilis Parkway Grade Separation and the Fournule Canyon Creek Grade Separation from the list of projects recommended for a CEAP (page two of Attachment E). A. Gunter offered a friendly amendment that repairs to the Kohler Reservoir be added to Attachment E on page 2 under the Water Utility Division. B. Pommer accepted the friendly amendment. • PROJECTS SUGGESTED FOR DESIGN REVIEW MOTION: On a motion by T. Krueger, seconded by B. Pommer, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council approval of the list of projects suggested for design review (Attachment F) as proposed. M. Ruzzin offered a friendly amendment to add Remodel of Fire Station 3 to the Projects Suggested for Design Review list (Attachment F). The friendly amendment was accepted. ADDITIONAL MOTIONS MOTION: On a motion by B. Pommer, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Boazd recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) that the Planning staff should continue to participate in other department's efforts to coordinate multiple capital facility projects (Master Plan Updates, 28th Street implementation and potential area plan, Tributary Greenways Master Plan, etc.). MOTION: On a motion by M. Cowles, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) to City Council that the City Manager undertake a review of the adequacy of the Capital Development Fund to pay for the plant investment and facilities required by new growth. • s:\plan\data\cur\bms\010726.min City of Boulder July 26, 2001 Planning Board Minutes MOTION: On a motion Yiy T. Krueger, seconded by M. Cowles, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was abs~nt) that City Council accelerate the pace of acquisition of key properties using all available tools i~ order to protect against erosion of the purchasing power of Open Space funds. ~I MOTION: On a motion l}y B. Pommer, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Board recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was abs$nt) that City Council encourage the city to consider maintaining current water sources for riparian~,habitat that are created by ciry water facilities (e.g., Skunk Creek riparian areas which are fed by leaks from Kohler Reservoir). MOTION: On a motion t~y T. Krueger, seconded by A. Gunter, the Planning Boazd recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was abser~t) that City Council consider refraining from committing to any long-term (more than five-years) im rovement agreements or capital expenditures until the Airport Master Plan is completed. The Board~ further recommended (6-0; T. Nielsen was absent) that City Council analyze encumbrances wl~ich may be incurred if FAA funds are accepted for general maintenance expenses. MOTION: On a motion l~y B. Pommer, seconded by T. Krueger, the Planning Board encouraged (6-0; T. Nielsen was abse~4t) the development of a comprehensive parking provision and usage plan for the Downtown and Ci~+ic Center area. MOTION: On a moti~on by M. Cowles, seconded by A. O'Hashi, the Planning Board recommended (6-0, T. Ni'elsen was absent) that the Utilities Division should assess the feasibility of working with a provider of broadband to use sewer lines or other Utilities assets to speed the provieion of broadband to; our residents and businesses. i MOTION: On a motion (6-0; T. Nielsen was ab~ Additional Comments The Planning Board budget, noting fhat n The Planning Board and disposes of real • The Planning Board the selling of prope~ s:\plan\data\cur\bms\010726. min B. Pommer, seconded by T. Krueger, the Planning Board encouraged ) continued efforts to develop a county-wide library usage plan. the Planning Board: tioned the 1% of Capital Development Funds (page one) in the CIP projects listed in the CIP are growth related. t initiating a policy discussion on how the city purchases, annexes (e.g. first-right-of refusal as one topic for discussion). holding a policy discussion on funds acquired by the city through that have been purchased for flood management. • • • 6 City of Boulder July 26, 2001 • Planning Board Minutes • The Planning Board recognized that parking provision and usage plans are important in capital improvement decisions and discussed the following options: - that a city-wide parking plan be developed in conjunction with the Downtown and Civic Center area comprehensive parking provision and usage plan, - that a city-wide Travel Demand Management program be developed that would include a parking plan, or - that parking provision and usage plans be included in the Transportation Master Plan. 7. ADJOURNMENT The Planning Board adjourned the meeting at 10:40 p.m. • • s:\plan\data\cur\bms\010726.min 7