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REGULAR MEETING OF THE AURORA CITY COUNCIL

6/27/2019

NOTE: The City Council has a responsibility to advise its citizens of its meetings and the topics it proposes to discuss. The following agenda shows

the proposed format for tonight's set of meetings. The first meeting is held for the sole purpose of determining whether Council will adjourn into executive session, a non-public meeting, at which only permissible topics can be discussed. After this decision is made, Council will adjourn its regular Council meeting until 7:30 p.m. Council will consider the business listed on the agendas below at the times indicated. In the event that a City Council meeting is cancelled, items from this agenda may be postponed to the next City Council meeting or a future City Council meeting. You may contact the City Clerk s Office for further details or visit our web site at www.auroragov.org.
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AGENDA City of Aurora, Colorado MONDAY, July 1, 2019

REGULAR MEETING OF THE AURORA CITY COUNCIL (Open to the Public)

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5th Floor Mt. Elbert Room 7:30 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER: Mayor, Bob LeGare

ROLL CALL: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION TOPICS: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk for Mayor, Bob LeGare

(Matters subject to consideration in Executive Session per Section 24-6-402(4) C.R.S.)

CONSIDERATION TO RECESS FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION:

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Closed to the Public)

5th Floor Mt. Elbert Room 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

AURA EXECUTIVE SESSION

(Closed to the Public) 5th Floor Mt. Elbert Room

4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

MEETING OF THE AURORA URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

(Open to the Public) (1st Floor Aurora Room)

5:00 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

STUDY SESSION (Open to the Public)

1st Floor Aurora Room 5:15 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.

REGULAR MEETING OF THE AURORA CITY COUNCIL

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(Open to the Public) Reconvene at 7:30 p.m. - Council Chambers

Full agendas available in the City Clerk's Office or at www.auroragov.org.

CITY OF AURORA ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: The Aurora Municipal Center is wheelchair accessible with entry ramps and handicapped parking located on the

west and east side of the building and on
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all levels of the parking garage. Ramp access from the parking garage is located on the Ground Floor and the 4th level of the garage. If you are a

person with a disability requiring other assistance, you must make your request for such assistance known by NOON, on the FRIDAY PRECEDING the Monday meeting by contacting the City Clerk s Office at 303-739-7094. If you are in need of an interpreter, please contact the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs at 303-739-7521 by the FRIDAY PRECEDING the Monday meeting. (Si necesita un int rprete, comun quese con la oficina de asuntos
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internacionales e inmigrantes en 303-739-7521 por el viernes anterior a la reuni n del lunes.)

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AGENDA

City Council Executive Session (5th Floor Mt. Elbert Room - Closed to the Public)

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Monday, July 1, 2019 3:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Division Chief Vanessa Wilson 60 min.

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Note: Matters subject to consideration in Executive Session may include the following:

a. Property Transactions, to wit: The purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of any real, personal, or other property interest; except for

the purpose of concealing the fact that a member of the [City Council] has a personal interest in such purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(a).
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b. Legal Advice, to wit: Conferences with an attorney for the [City Council] for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions.

C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(b).
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c. Confidential Matters, to wit: Matters required to be kept confidential by a federal or state law, rule, or regulation. The specific statute or

rule or regulation that is the basis for such confidentiality must be cited prior to the executive session. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(c).
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d. Security Issues, to wit: Specialized details of security arrangements or investigations. C.R.S. 24-6-402(d).

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e. Negotiations, to wit: Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; developing strategy for negotiations; and

instructing negotiators. C.R.S. 24-6- 402(e).
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f. Personnel Matters (except if the employee who is the subject of the session has requested an open meeting, or, if the personnel matter involves

more than one employee, all of the employees have requested an open meeting). C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(f).
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g. Confidential Documents, to wit: Consideration of any documents protected by the mandatory nondisclosure provisions of the Open Records Act. C.R.S.

24-6-402(4)(g).

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As the Mayor (or Mayor Pro Tem) of the City of Aurora, Colorado, and the Chair of this Regular Meeting of the Aurora City Council, I hereby certify

that the discussion which took place in this executive session was limited to the topic or topics that are set forth hereinabove.
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_____________________________ ________________________ Bob LeGare, Mayor Date

As the City Attorney (or Deputy City Attorney) of the City of Aurora I was in attendance at this executive session, and it is my opinion that those

portions of the discussion which were not recorded, if any, constitute privileged attorney-client communications under applicable law.
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_____________________________ ________________________ City Attorney Date

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AGENDA

Aurora Urban Renewal Authority Executive Session (5th Floor Mt. Elbert Room - Closed to the Public)

Monday, July 1, 2019 4:30 p.m.

1. Development Negotiations, Andrea Amonick, Dev. Services/AURA Manager 30 min.

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Note: Matters subject to consideration in Executive Session may include the following:

a. Property Transactions, to wit: The purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of any real,

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personal, or other property interest; except for the purpose of concealing the fact that a member of the [Authority Board of Commissioners] has a

personal interest in such purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(a).
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b. Legal Advice, to wit: Conferences with an attorney for the [Authority Board of Commissioners]

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for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(b).

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c. Confidential Matters, to wit: Matters required to be kept confidential by a federal or state law,

rule, or regulation. The specific statute or rule or regulation that is the basis for such confidentiality must be cited prior to the executive

session. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(c).
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d. Security Issues, to wit: Specialized details of security arrangements or investigations. C.R.S.

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24-6-402(d).

f. Negotiations, to wit: Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to

negotiations; developing strategy for negotiations; and instructing negotiators. C.R.S. 24-6- 402(e).

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f. Personnel Matters (except if the employee who is the subject of the session has requested an

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open meeting, or, if the personnel matter involves more than one employee, all of the employees have requested an open meeting). C.R.S.

24-6-402(4)(f).
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g. Confidential Documents, to wit: Consideration of any documents protected by the mandatory

nondisclosure provisions of the Open Records Act. C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(g).

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As the Chair (or Vice Chair) of the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority and the Chair of this Regular Meeting of the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority, I

hereby certify that the discussion which took place in this executive session was limited to the topic or topics that are set forth hereinabove.

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Bob LeGare, Chairman Date

As the Attorney of the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority I was in attendance at this executive session, and it is my opinion that those portions of the

discussion which were not recorded, if any, constitute privileged attorney-client communications under applicable law.
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_____________________________ ________________________ Attorney Date

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AGENDA

MEETING OF THE AURORA URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

Aurora Room Monday, July 1, 2019

5:00 p.m.

1. CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bob LeGare

2. ROLL CALL: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk

3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JUNE 3, 2019

4. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS

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a. Consideration to Approve a Resolution of the Board of Commissioners of the Aurora

Urban Renewal Authority, approving the Reimbursement/Redevelopment Agreement between the Aurora Urban Renewal Authority and BMC Investments for the

Fitzsimons Gateway Hotel. STAFF SOURCE: Melissa Rogers, Planning Supervisor, Planning Development Services
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5. ADJOURNMENT

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AGENDA

City Council Study Session (1st Floor Aurora Room)

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Monday, July 1, 2019 5:15 p.m.

1. ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR

a. Executive Session Update

b. Mayor s Update

c. Issue Update

2. CONSENT CALENDAR (The following items require formal action)

a. Consideration to appoint one member to the Aurora Immigrant and Refugee

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Commission Staff Source: Stephen Ruger City Clerk

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3. ITEMS FROM THE POLICY COMMITTEES (The following items require formal action)

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a. 2020 Census Update Federal, State and Intergovernmental Relations Policy

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Committee (10/15) Staff Source: Karen Hancock Planning Supervisor

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b. Fitzsimons Area Development Update Housing, Neighborhood Services, and

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Redevelopment (15/15) Staff Source: Andrea Amonick Development Svcs/AURA Mgr

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4. ITEMS FROM THE MANAGER

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a. Facility Naming Request of Utah Park tennis center in honor of Woodie Smith (5/15) Staff Source: Drake Brownfield Museum Specialist Outside

Speaker: Rodney McKinney
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(The following item requires No formal action)

b. Business Mission to El Salvador (5/5) Staff Source: Ricardo Gambetta-Alvarado Community Program Supervisor

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c. Regional Air Quality Council Update (20) Sponsor: Mayor Pro Tem Roth

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d. Aerotropolis Regional Transportation Authority (ARTA) Update (5) Presenter: Jason Batchelor, Deputy City Manager

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5. ITEMS FROM THE CITY COUNCIL

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a. Colorado Municipal League (CML)/National League of Cities (NLC) Mayor Pro Tem Roth

b. Legislative Update Council Member Richardson

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c. Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Mayor Pro Tem Roth

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d. Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority (FRA) Update Mayor LeGare

e. E-470 Update Council Member Bergan

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f. Aurora Economic Development Council (AEDC) Update Council Member Berzins

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g. Accelerate Colorado Council Member Berzins

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h. Visit Aurora Council Member Richardson

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i. Aurora Sister Cities Council Member Gruber

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CALL-UPS OF COUNCIL POLICY COMMITTEE ITEMS

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MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA, IF ANY

POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

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The City Charter prescribes the Mayor may vote on resolutions and ordinances only to create or break a tie vote of Council Members present. The Mayor

Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.
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AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Aurora City Council City Council Chambers Monday, July 1, 2019

7:30 p.m.

NOTE: Interested citizens wishing to address City Council should complete a SPEAKER SLIP and present it to the City Clerk stationed near the Council

dais. Speaker Slips are located on the table by the Council Chambers entrance. Speakers on items not related to the agenda are allowed three minutes to speak. Council does not engage in discussion during this time.

1. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING OF JULY 1, 2019 AND CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL Stephen Ruger, City Clerk

3. INVOCATION

4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG (all standing)

5. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019

6. CEREMONY

a. Swearing in of newly appointed Boards and Commission members Presiding Judge

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Shawn Day

Name Board or Commission

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Cassandra Thomas Aurora Commission for Seniors Mercy Ehizuelen Human Relations Commission Brian Lewis Judicial Performance Commission Tom Tobiassen

Oil and Gas Advisory Commission Justin Wells Oil and Gas Advisory Commission Shannon Crouthers Parks and Recreation Commission Bobbie McClure Parks and Recreation Commission Ralph Charlip Veterans Affairs Commission
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7. PUBLIC INVITED TO BE HEARD (non-agenda related issues only)

8. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

9. CONSENT CALENDAR - 9a-c

General Business

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a. Consideration to AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Cummins Rocky Mountain

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LLC, Henderson, CO in the not-to-exceed amount of 91,775.00 for annual routine and emergency maintenance on the emergency generators in Water

facilities through May 2020. STAFF SOURCE: Steven Sciba, Deputy Director of Operations, Aurora Water
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b. Consideration to AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Superion, LLC, Lake Mary,

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Florida in the amount of 78,565.71 for annual software support for the City s Financial, Human Resources and Purchasing systems through June 30,

2020. STAFF SOURCE: Aleta Jeffress, Chief Information Digital Officer, Information Technology
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July 1, 2019 City Council Agenda Page 2

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vote of Council Members present. The Mayor Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.

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c. Consideration to AMEND AN OPENLY SOLICITED CONTRACT with Stanley Consultants, Inc., Centennial, Colorado in the amount of 268,719.00 for

additional task order engineering services through December 31, 2019, RFP R-1807. (Staff Requests Waiver of Reconsideration) STAFF SOURCE: Matthew Kozakowski, Acting Transportation Project Delivery Manager, Public Works
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10. PUBLIC HEARING WITH RELATED ORDINANCE

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a. 2019-33 Public Hearing and Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City

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Council of the City of Aurora, Colorado, zoning a parcel of land generally located South of Smoky Hill Road and West of E-470 in the City of Aurora,

County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado, to E-470 Regional Retail/Commercial Subarea District and amending the zoning map accordingly (SMOKY HILL/E-470 INITIAL ZONING) STAFF SOURCE: Brandon Cammarata, Senior Planner, Planning Development Services (This item will be heard following the approval of items 13 a-d)
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11. PUBLIC HEARING WITHOUT RELATED ORDINANCE

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a. R2019-44 Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

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the City of Aurora, Colorado, making certain findings of fact regarding the proposed annexation of a parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter

of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill I) 1.588 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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b. R2019-45 Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

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the City of Aurora, Colorado, making certain findings of fact regarding the proposed annexation of a parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter

of Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill II) 2.11 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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c. R2019-46 Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

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the City of Aurora, Colorado, making certain findings of fact regarding the proposed annexation of a parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter

of Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill III) 5.168 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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d. R2019-47 Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

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the City of Aurora, Colorado, making certain findings of fact regarding the proposed annexation of a parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter

of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the Sixth Principal Meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill IV) 8.749 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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12. ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION

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a. 2019-34 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, amending Chapter 6 of the City Code related to Alcohol Beverages and Cabarets. STAFF SOURCE: Trevor Vaughn, Manager of Tax and

Licensing, Finance
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vote of Council Members present. The Mayor Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.

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b. 2019-35 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, repealing Chapter 46 of the Aurora City Code, and other related matters. STAFF SOURCE: Trevor Vaughn, Manager of Tax and

Licensing, Finance
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c. 2019-36 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, amending Article IV of Section 130. STAFF SOURCE: Trevor Vaughn, Manager of Tax and Licensing, Finance

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13. ANNEXATIONS

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a. 2019-37 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, annexing a parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the 6th principal

meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill I) 1.588 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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b. 2019-38 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, annexing a parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the 6th principal

meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill II) 2.11 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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c. 2019-39 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, annexing a parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the 6th principal

meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill III) 5.168 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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d. 2019-40 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, annexing a parcel of land located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 24, Township 5 South, Range 66 West of the 6th principal

meridian, County of Arapahoe, State of Colorado (Smoky Hill IV) 8.749 acres. STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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e. R2019-48 Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, finding a petition for annexation of a certain parcel of land located in the Southwest Quarter of Section 6, Township 3 South, Range 65

West of the sixth principal meridian, County of Adams, State of Colorado, to be in substantial compliance with Section 31-12-107(1), C.R.S., and giving notice of a public hearing on the proposed annexation (BOWIP Annexation 157.18 acres). STAFF SOURCE: Cesarina Dancy, Development Project Manager, General Management
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14. RECONSIDERATIONS AND CALL-UPS

a. Reconsideration of a PUBLIC HEARING to consider an FDP Amendment to Modify Land

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Use Plan Areas on 171-acre site, update Public Improvement Plan, and Increase Number of Permitted Small Lots. (Murphy Creek East) STAFF SOURCE:

Heather Lamboy, Planning Supervisor, Planning Development Services
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vote of Council Members present. The Mayor Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.

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The applicant has requested this item be continued until August 19, 2019. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the Aurora, Colorado, City Council

state: Whenever a vote is taken to reconsider an item, the item to be reconsidered will return to the agenda for formal action at the next regular meeting unless the motion specifies a different time. City Council Rules B(3). In order to continue the reconsideration, a majority of the City Council would need to vote to continue the item to a later date. If the City Council does not continue the item, the City Council will proceed with the already scheduled public hearing.
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15. GENERAL BUSINESS

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16. REPORTS

a. Report by the Mayor

b. Reports by the Council

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17. PUBLIC INVITED TO BE HEARD

18. ADJOURNMENT

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DRAFT

The City Charter prescribes the Mayor may vote on resolutions and ordinances only to create or break a tie vote of Council Members present. The Mayor

Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.
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MINUTES

Regular Meeting Aurora City Council

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Monday, June 24, 2019

1. RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING OF JUNE 24, 2019 AND CALL TO ORDER

Mayor LeGare reconvened the regular meeting of City Council at 7:30 p.m.

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2. ROLL CALL Stephen Ruger, City Clerk

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: None

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3. INVOCATION Pastor Phil EuBank, Eastern Hills Community Church

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4. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG (all standing)

5. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF JUNE 3, 2019

Motion by Roth, second by Bergan, to approve the minutes of the meeting of June 3, 2019, as presented.

CALL TO ORDER REGULAR MEETING

Mayor LeGare convened the regular meeting of City Council at 5:00 p.m.

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ROLL CALL

PRESIDING: Mayor LeGare

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICIALS

PRESENT: City Manager Twombly, Interim City Attorney
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Brotzman, City Clerk Ruger COUNCIL MEMBERS ARRIVING AFTER ROLL CALL: None

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City Clerk Ruger announced the proposed items for discussion at executive session.

CONSIDERATION TO RECESS FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion by Watson, second by Berzins, to recess for executive session.

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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Abstaining: None

The executive session was recorded pursuant to the requirements of state law.

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The City Charter prescribes the Mayor may vote on resolutions and ordinances only to create or break a tie vote of Council Members present. The Mayor

Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.
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Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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Abstaining: None

6. CEREMONY

Proclamation declaring June 2019 Firefighter Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month Mayor LeGare

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Mayor LeGare invited Fire Chief Fernando Gray, Battalion Chief Jason Pendleton and

Engineers Nick Fox, Station 8, Marcus Purcell, Station 8, Craig Stalowy, Station 8, and Willie Waibel, Truck 14, to come forward. Mayor LeGare read

the proclamation declaring June 2019 Firefighter Cancer Prevention and Awareness Month. Chief Gray expressed appreciation for the proclamation.
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7. PUBLIC INVITED TO BE HEARD (non-agenda related issues only)

Dana Miller; Kristen Hirsch; Clare Armstrong; Alison Coombs; Linnea Reed-Ellis; Kristin Mallory-Westerberg; Bryan Lindstrom; Emily DiTommaso; Leanne

Wheeler; and Jessica Campbell-Swanson, discussed the suffering and horrific conditions taking place at the GEO Detention Center in Aurora and asked the City Council to take a position to help those being detained in the center.
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Ms. Miller asked those present in the audience that protested the conditions at the GEO Center and centers across the country to stand.

Mayor LeGare recognized approximately 30 people standing.

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Hazel Gibson; Kathryn Smith; and Kristen Seidel, who spoke on behalf of Michal Rosenoer, Executive Director, Emerge Colorado, spoke in support of and

discussed Emerge Colorado s policies and purpose of training and mentoring Democratic women who wanted to run for office.
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Edith Henke, Traditions neighborhood, spoke in opposition to the massive Oil and Gas development recently approved by City Council.

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Sonia Skakich-Scrima discussed the problems with the City s Oil Gas policies and processes.

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Lea Steed and Marquia Young discussed problems in Aurora Public Schools and the need for City Council to be more involved and interested in education

in Aurora.
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Stephanie Mason discussed problems in Aurora Public Schools, the need for City Council to be more involved and interested in education in Aurora and

the lack of redevelopment in the area of Mexico and Buckley.
Tagged Passions:council, education, and Immigration

Randee Webb discussed the need for transparency and accountability in government and how that was not addressed in the City s Oil and Gas approval

process.
Tagged Passions:Fossil Fuels - Oil and accountability

Council Member Bergan stated her appreciation rto those who brought the conditions at the detention center to Council s attention, noting the

facility was a private facility under Federal jurisdiction. She stated the violations and conditions have not yet been proven and she noted her willingness to research the issue. She related her mother s personal experience living under Nazi occupation where her family endured hardship and starvation. She stated she was appalled that some of the speakers equated men being held in the detention center
Tagged Passions:council, facility, and detention

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Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.
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with the six million Jewish people who were exterminated. She pointed out the comparison trivialized the atrocities that took place.

Council Member Johnston stated her understanding that Council Member Bergan was passionate about the issue. She noted it was unfair when council

members had the last word so she shared her interpretation of what was stated by the speakers. She stated she heard the comparisons were made to the time before the concentration camps and that no one equated it to being exactly the same. She stated she felt it was important to state considering the speakers could not address Council Member Bergan s comments. She addressed Ms. Mason s comments related to the area of Mexico and Buckley and noted she shared those concerns.
Tagged Passions:Immigration

Council Member Hiltz expressed appreciation to all those who spoke about the detention center. She stated she has been meeting with different

stakeholders to discuss local options provided to the City Council. She stated she took the situation very seriously and noted there was a lot of nuance to it. She stated she looked forward to meeting with City Council in that regard.
Tagged Passions:council and detention

Council Member Murillo referenced the comments that condemned the standards in the Geo Detention Center, noting the vision for Aurora did not include

violating human rights and people s ability to a safe and sanitary place to exist. She stated the statement related to ethical ways of existing and not policy. She pointed out there has not yet been any clarity on jurisdiction over the facility. She noted she looked forward to discussing what the City could do in terms of oversight and accountability. She agreed the City could and should be doing more to support the public school system and discussed local schools that were slated to close and other options in that regard.
Tagged Passions:council, facility, strategic, education, policy, accountability, human rights, and detention

8. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

The agenda was adopted as presented with items 10a 10b postponed to July 15, 2019.

9. CONSENT CALENDAR - 9a-i

General Business

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a. Consideration to APPROVE THE PURCHASE of 19 shares of the Western Mutual Ditch

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Company Stock and 44 acres of land, from Eckhardt Farms Inc, for 2,375,000.00, by the City of Aurora, acting by and through its Utility Enterprise.

STAFF SOURCE: Dawn Jewell, South Platte Basin Supervisor, Aurora Water
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b. Consideration to AWARD A SINGLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Waste Management of

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Colorado, Incorporated, Englewood, Colorado in the not-to-exceed amount of 312,500.00 for landfill services at the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site

(DADS) through June 30, 2020. STAFF SOURCE: Steven Sciba, Deputy Director of Operations, Aurora Water
Tagged Passions:landfill, utility, solid waste, Utility, services, and water

c. Consideration to EXTEND A COMPETITIVELY BID CONTRACT to Airgas USA, LLC

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, and contract

Denver, Colorado in the not-to-exceed amount of 55,000.00 for the purchase of the chemical Liquid Carbon Dioxide for use at the Binney Water

Purification Facility. (B- 4431) STAFF SOURCE: Bobby Oligo, Manager of Water Treatment, Aurora Water
Tagged Passions:facility, utility, Utility, water, purchasing, and manager

d. Consideration to AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Environmental Systems

Tagged Passions:contract and environment

Research Inc. (ESRI), Redlands, California in the amount of 93,605.96 for annual maintenance of the City s geographical mapping software system

through July 12, 2020. STAFF SOURCE: Aleta Jeffress, Chief Information Digital Officer, Information Technology
Tagged Passions:Technology, technology, information technology, and Information Technology

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e. Consideration to AWARD A COMPETITIVELY BID CONTRACT to BT Construction, Inc., Henderson, Colorado in the amount of 6,639,854.00 for the First

Creek Interceptor, Project No. 5655A. STAFF SOURCE: Steven Fiori, Project Delivery Services Manager, Aurora Water
Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, construction, utility, Utility, contract, services, water, and manager

f. Consideration to AWARD WORK PACKAGE NOS. 2 3 of the Fitzsimons Peoria

Stormwater Outfall, Project No. R-5623A, to BT Construction, Inc., Henderson, Colorado in the amount of 5,586,654.23. STAFF SOURCE: Steven Fiori,

Project Delivery Services Manager, Aurora Water
Tagged Passions:construction, utility, Utility, services, water, manager, and stormwater

g. Consideration to EXTEND A COMPETITIVELY BID CONTRACT with Pavement

Tagged Passions:rfp, RFP, and contract

Restoration, Inc., Tampa, Florida in the amount of 298,846.30 for the 2019 Reclamite Program, Project Number. 18009ASTAFF SOURCE: Thomas McMinimee,

Street Operations Manager, Public Works
Tagged Passions:streets, program, Public Works, public works, and manager

Motion by Watson, second by Roth, to approve items 9a 9g.

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo,

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Richardson, Roth, Watson

Final Ordinances

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h. 2019-27 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION of the City Council of the City of

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Aurora, Colorado, rezoning 20.41 acres more or less in the vicinity North of Colfax Avenue and East of Tollgate Creek from Mobile Home District (MH)

and Residential- Agriculture District (RA) to Transit-Oriented Development District (TOD) and amending the zoning map accordingly. (POTOMAC VILLAGE REZONE) STAFF SOURCE: Stephen E. Rodriguez, Planning Supervisor, Planning Development Services
Tagged Passions:planning, agriculture, development, zoning, services, and Development

Mayor LeGare recognized Phil Ruschmeyer, representing the applicant, who was present to answer questions.

Tagged Passions:recognition

Motion by Berzins, second by Richardson, to approve item 9h.

Council Member Murillo spoke in opposition to the item. She reiterated the City Council has had many discussions related to capitalizing on

opportunity zones and this was the only property in Aurora that was designated both opportunity zone and mobile home park. She pointed out having both of those designations provided the opportunity for naturally-occurring affordable housing. She stated it should not be rezoned because there was no guarantee the change would translate to affordable housing.
Tagged Passions:council, zoning, parks, property, and housing

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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Voting Nay: Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo

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i. 2019-28

Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR ADOPTION of the City Council of the City of

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Aurora, Colorado, to amend the Waterford Place General Development Plan to permit

Tagged Passions:development and Development

additional duplex units and remove assisted living from the use list (Waterford Place

GDP Amendment) (2225 S IOLA ST). STAFF SOURCE: Dan Osoba, Planner, Planning

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Development Services

Tagged Passions:development, services, and Development

Motion by Gruber, second by Roth, to approve item 9i.

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Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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10. RESOLUTIONS

a. Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

Tagged Passions:council and hearing

the City of Aurora, Colorado, authorizing the execution of the Oil and Gas Operator

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Agreement between the City of Aurora, Colorado, and Elevation Midstream, LLC.

(Staff Requests a Waiver of Reconsideration) STAFF SOURCE: Christine

McKenney, Client Group Manager, City Attorney (Postponed until July 15th)

Tagged Passions:legal and manager

b. Public Hearing and Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of

Tagged Passions:council and hearing

the City of Aurora, Colorado, Authorizing the Execution of the Oil and Gas Operator

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Agreement between the City of Aurora, Colorado, and Axis Exploration, LLC. A wholly

owned subsidiary of Extraction Oil and Gas Inc. ( Extraction ) (Staff Requests a

Tagged Passions:Fossil Fuels - Oil

Waiver of Reconsideration) STAFF SOURCE: Christine McKenney, Client Group

Manager, City Attorney (Postponed until July 15th)

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c. R2019-40

Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Aurora

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and the State of Colorado acting by and through the Department of labor and

employment providing for the sharing of Department of Labor and Unemployment

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information to the Aurora Municipal Court for verification of financial information

Tagged Passions:finance, legal, and court

submitted to the Municipal Court. STAFF SOURCE: Dr. Zelda DeBoyes, Court

Tagged Passions:legal and court

Administrator/Detention, Court Administration

Tagged Passions:legal, administrator, detention, and court

Motion by Roth, second by Berzins, to approve item 10c.

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

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Watson

d. R2019-41

Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, approving the Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, Acting by and through its Utility Enterprise, and the Fitzsimons

Tagged Passions:utility and Utility

Redevelopment Authority for funding of the Fitzsimons Peoria Stormwater Outfall

Tagged Passions:funding and stormwater

Project Work Packages 2 and 3. STAFF SOURCE: Swirvine Nyirenda, Principal

Engineer, Aurora Water

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and water

Motion by Watson, second by Roth, to approve item 10d.

Council Member Murillo acknowledged the many constituent complaints she has received related to traffic in the area and expressed appreciation to

staff for their efforts in overcoming logistical challenges and improving infrastructure.
Tagged Passions:council and traffic

Council Member Watson expressed appreciation to staff for their efforts in installing signs notifying the public that the project was on its way.

Tagged Passions:council

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

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Watson

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e. R2019-42

Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, for the Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Aurora,

Tagged Passions:intergovernmental

Arapahoe County and the South Aurora Regional Improvement Authority (SARIA)

Regarding Gun Club Road Improvements. STAFF SOURCE: Matthew Kozakowski,

Tagged Passions:gun control, streets, and Gun Control

Acting Transportation Project Delivery Manager, Public Works

Tagged Passions:transportation, Public Works, public works, and manager

Motion by Berzins, second by Roth, to approve item 10e.

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

Tagged Passions:voting

Watson

f. R2019-43

Consideration to APPROVE A RESOLUTION of the City Council of the City of Aurora,

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Colorado, approving an Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Aurora,

Tagged Passions:intergovernmental

Colorado, acting by and through its Utility Enterprise, and the Urban Drainage and

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, and stormwater

Flood Control District, regarding final design, right-of-way acquisition, and

Tagged Passions:flooding

construction of drainage and flood control improvements for Sand Creek Baranmor Ditch at Zion Street and Billings Street. STAFF SOURCE: Sarah Young,

Deputy
Tagged Passions:construction, streets, flooding, and stormwater

Director Planning and Engineering, Aurora Water

Tagged Passions:planning, utility, Utility, and water

Motion by Roth, second by Berzins, to approve item 10f.

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

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Watson

11. PUBLIC HEARING WITH RELATED ORDINANCE

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a. 2019-29 Public Hearing and Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City

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Council of the City of Aurora, Colorado, rezoning .8554 acres more or less in the vicinity of Iliff Avenue and Oswego Street from Low Density

Single-Family Residential District (R1) to Retail Business District (B1) and amending the zoning map accordingly (ILIFF AND OSWEGO REZONE) STAFF SOURCE: Brandon Cammarata, Senior Planner, Planning Development Services
Tagged Passions:planning, business, council, development, zoning, services, and Development

Mayor LeGare opened the public hearing on the item.

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Brandon Cammarata, Senior Planner, Planning Development Services, provided a brief

Tagged Passions:planning, development, services, and Development

summary of the item, noting it related to a rezone request for .8 acres of land from Low Density Single-Family Residential District (R1) to Retail

Business District (B1).
Tagged Passions:business and zoning

Sandy Toland spoke in opposition to the item. She discussed existing traffic at the intersection, noting the item would add to that concern.

Tagged Passions:traffic

Randee Webb spoke in opposition to the item, noting adding a business to the area would decrease property values.

Tagged Passions:business and property

Council Member Johnston asked when traffic impact studies were generated in the process. Mr. Cammarata stated a site plan was contingent with the

rezone and with that, a traffic analysis has been done and it was evaluated as satisfactory. Council Member Johnston asked if there was an anticipated revenue stream from the proposal. Mr. Cammarata stated he did not have that evaluation.
Tagged Passions:council, zoning, and traffic

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Jason Batchelor, Deputy City Manager, stated the use was medical office which would generate some property tax but not any sales tax because medical

services were not taxed.
Tagged Passions:sale, taxes, Taxes, services, property, administrator, manager, and property tax

Council Member Johnston asked the location of the closest medical facility. Mr. Cammarata stated there was a medical building to the east but he was

uncertain to what extent it was being used as such.
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Mayor LeGare closed the public hearing on the item.

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Motion by Richardson, second by Bergan, to introduce item 11a.

Council Member Richardson discussed the history of the property and noted the property owner had the right to develop the property for a permitted

use. He acknowledged the neighbors concerns but noted his support of the use at this location.
Tagged Passions:council, property, and history

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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Voting Nay: Johnston

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12. ORDINANCES FOR INTRODUCTION

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a. 2019-30 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, amending Section 2-148 of the City Code pertaining to preservation of records to include mandatory direction on processing

requests under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA). (Deferred for the June 10, 2019 Council Meeting) Sponsors: Council Members Lawson and Richardson
Tagged Passions:preservation

Motion by Richardson, second by Lawson, to introduce item 12a.

Dave Lathers, Senior Assistant City Attorney, provided a brief summary of the item, noting it was an attempt to codify Core 4 business practices.

Tagged Passions:business and legal

Council Member Lawson stated her support of the item because constituents have stated it was difficult to obtain information and was often provided

at a high cost.
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Council Member Gruber asked staff to speak to what difference the item would make in how CORA was currently handled.

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Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, did so, noting major changes were not anticipated.

Council Member Johnston stated she reached out to her constituent who was a self- professed CORA user and he related to her that staff was accessible

and that they really worked to have him narrow down the information in order to reduce the fee amount. She stated she would not support the item because her constituents have stated staff has addressed the issue without a formalizing a policy.
Tagged Passions:council and policy

Council Member Richardson stated the item had provisions that would allow information to be provided to citizens with reduced fees. He stated this

was a workable, viable provision for citizens and the media.
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Council Member Gruber stated the City already did nearly everything in the ordinance and he did not think creating laws that were replicating what

the City already did was good practice.
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Council Member Hiltz pointed out it was Council s goal to make things better for their constituents so in that vein, they needed to be mindful to not

call out constituents by name.
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Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Lawson, Richardson, Roth

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Voting Nay: Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Murillo, Watson

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b. 2019-31 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, Amending Section 54-105 of the City Code Related to Requirements for Filing Campaign Reports. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City

Clerk, General Management Sponsor: Council Member Johnston
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ORIGINAL MOTION

Motion by Johnston, second by Lawson, to introduce item 12b.

Council Member Johnston stated she proposed a simple addition to make information

Tagged Passions:council

available to voters for the upcoming election. She discussed the existing policy and how the item would change how information was handled.

Tagged Passions:voting, election, and policy

Randee Webb; Dale Nichols; Alison Coombs; and Edith Henke, spoke in support of the item.

MAYOR LEGARE CALLED FOR A 12-MINUTE BREAK

Linnea Reed-Ellis; Juan Marcano; Bryan Lindstrom; Hassan Latif; and Leanne Wheeler,

spoke in support of the item.

Council Member Murillo suggested the ordinance could be more robust but noted her support

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of the item because she agreed with the premise of the ordinance and believed the additional reporting would not be difficult.

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Council Member Lawson stated her support of the item because it added transparency and

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expressed her hope that it would instill more confidence in public officials.

Council Member Murillo stated her support of the item, noting it was an excellent time for

Tagged Passions:council

City Council to show where their money came from and to be able to justify it to the public.

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Council Member Bergan stated there was an assertion that council members were beholden

Tagged Passions:council

to contributors to vote a certain way and she pointed out that was not the case. She noted candidates received money from many different people and

there were no strings attached. She stated the example that she received money from a developer and subsequently voted against most of his proposals.

Council Member Berzins stated her support of the item. She pointed out the information

Tagged Passions:council

was the same whether it was reported on the 40th or 60th day.

Council Member Gruber pointed out the information was already reported and the change

Tagged Passions:council

just determined when and how often it was reported. He related the discussion with staff at the recent Management Finance committee (M F) meeting

where staff was asked directly if the changes could be executed right away and staff answered no.
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AMENDMENT I

Motion by Gruber, second by Watson, to amend item 12b to add an effective date of January 1, 2020.

Council Member Johnston stated the answer to the question of whether staff was ready to implement any ordinance would always be no because it had not

yet been implemented.
Tagged Passions:ordinance and council

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She pointed out Council Member Gruber did not have a discussion with staff at the M F meeting, but rather asked for only yes or no answers to his

questions. She noted staff would do the will of the Council. She stated she was opposed to the amendment because the item had to be ready for the upcoming election. She concurred with Council Member Bergan s comments related to strings not being attached to contributions but noted the public deserved to know what money was coming into candidate campaigns.
Tagged Passions:council, voting, and election

Council Member Lawson agreed with Council Member Johnston s assertion that Council Member Gruber was unprofessional in his approach to asking staff

questions at the M F meeting. She asked staff if the item could be accomplished. Mr. Ruger answered affirmatively, noting staff was not ready at the moment but the changes would be accommodated should the item pass.
Tagged Passions:council

Council Member Gruber stated a senior leader asked hard questions, noting Mr. Ruger had stated at the M F meeting that staff was not ready at this

time and moving forward would be challenging.
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Council Member Murillo stated she was hard pressed to believe staff could not make this happen.

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Council Member Johnston reiterated it was inappropriate to have leading questions and not have staff feedback. She stated she met with staff and the

Election Commission and the work could be done. She pointed out every ordinance required work.
Tagged Passions:ordinance, council, boards and commissions, voting, and election

Council Member Watson stated he seconded the motion so there could be discussion, noting he agree with Council Members Bergan and Johnston s comments

related to how a council member voted and contributions not being connected.
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VOTE ON AMENDMENT I

Voting Aye: Bergan, Gruber, Roth, Watson

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Voting Nay: Berzins, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson

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VOTE ON ORIGINAL MOTION

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth

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Voting Nay: Watson

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c. 2019-32 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, amending Chapters 6, 22, 86, 130 and 146 of the City Code related to the regulation and licensing of Retail Marijuana

Establishments and Businesses related to the Cultivation and Manufacturing of Medical Marijuana. STAFF SOURCE: Robin Peterson, Manager of Marijuana Enforcement, Finance
Tagged Passions:drugs, regulation, business, finance, marijuana, and manager

Motion by Roth, second by Berzins, to introduce item 12c.

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

Tagged Passions:voting

Watson

For purposes of considering the following item 12d, the City Council will be

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acting ex officio as the Board of Directors of the General Improvement District Aurora Conference Center 2-2011

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d. 2019-07 Consideration of AN ORDINANCE FOR INTRODUCTION of the City Council of the City

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of Aurora, Colorado, acting ex-officio as the Board of Directors of the Aurora Conference Center General Improvement District, ratifying, confirming

and authorizing the execution of an amendment to the GID Pledge Agreement between such general improvement district and Colorado International Center Metropolitan District No. 4. STAFF SOURCE: Terri Velasquez, Director, Finance
Tagged Passions:finance

Motion by Bergan, second by Watson, to introduce item 12d with a waiver of reconsideration.

Terri Velasquez, Director, Finance, stated the item s purpose was to clarify a funding issue in an agreement between the metropolitan district and

the conference center.
Tagged Passions:funding and finance

Jason Batchelor, Deputy City Manager, clarified it was an additional property tax the metro district has levied upon themselves to pay for the public

improvements.
Tagged Passions:taxes, Taxes, Public Transit, property, administrator, manager, and property tax

Voting Aye: Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo, Richardson, Roth,

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Watson

13. RECONSIDERATIONS AND CALL-UPS

None

14. GENERAL BUSINESS

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a. Consideration to reappoint two (2) members to the Parks and Recreation Board. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, General Management

Tagged Passions:appointments, parks, and recreation

Motion by Watson, second by Roth, to reappoint Shannon Crouthers and Bobbie McClure to the Parks and Recreation Board.

Tagged Passions:appointments, parks, and recreation

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo,

Tagged Passions:voting

Richardson, Roth, Watson

b. Consideration to appoint one (1) member to the Human Relations Commission as an

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and appointments

adult alternate. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, General Management

Motion by Bergan, second by Roth, to appoint Mercy Ehizuelen to the Human Relations Commission as an adult alternate.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions and appointments

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo,

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Richardson, Roth, Watson

c. Consideration to appoint one member to the Judicial Performance Commission. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, General Management

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and performance

Motion by Roth, second by Bergan, to appoint Brian Lewis to the Judicial Performance Commission.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and performance

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo,

Tagged Passions:voting

Richardson, Roth, Watson

d. Consideration to appoint one (1) person to the Aurora Commission for Seniors. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, General Management

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Tagged Passions:ordinance and council

Motion by Watson, second by Murillo, to appoint Cassandra Thomas to the Aurora Commission for Seniors.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, appointments, and seniors

Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo,

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Richardson, Roth, Watson

e. Consideration to appoint two (2) members to the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee. STAFF SOURCE: Stephen Ruger, City Clerk, General Management

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Motion by Roth, second by Gruber, to appoint Tom Tobiassen and Justin Wells to the Oil and Gas Advisory Committee.

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Council Member Johnston stated her hope that there would be people who lived in an impacted area representated on the board. She pointed out people

who supported drilling in residential areas were being added to the board instead and the majority of City Council did not support community representation.
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Mayor LeGare asked Council Member Johnston if only those who lived in impacted areas that opposed Oil and Gas were eligible in her mind. Council

Member Johnston answered no.
Tagged Passions:council and Fossil Fuels - Oil

Council Member Hiltz pointed out Council had a robust discussion related to conflicts of interest and yet here was a situation where that was not the

case with regards to the Oil and Gas industry. She stated the public cannot be excluded from the conversation and the hypocrisy was evident in this matter.
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Voting Aye: Mayor LeGare, Bergan, Berzins, Gruber, Richardson, Roth, Watson

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Voting Nay: Hiltz, Johnston, Lawson, Murillo

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15. REPORTS

a. Report by the Mayor

No report.

b. Reports by Council

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Council Member Murillo announced the Ward I Town Hall meeting was scheduled for

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. where the Census Bureau would be present to

discuss the importance of the census to funding services. She stated her opposition to

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including the citizenship question on the census, noting it was a tool of fear. She noted

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there has been discussion related to creating a mechanism for a more accurate count should

the question be included and severe under-reporting be realized.

Council Member Hiltz expressed appreciation to Mayor LeGare for the Cancer Awareness and

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Prevention Proclamation. She discussed her recent attendance at PRIDE where she marched

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with the Aurora Police Department and at the recent Project Worthmore event at Delaney

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Farms.

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Council Member Bergan discussed her attendance at the recent luncheon with the Municipal

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Judges and expressed appreciation to all the judges for the work they do and discussed the

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success of the recent business mission trip to DC and the Colorado Municipal League (CML)

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Conference.

July 1, 2019 Council Meeting, Page 21

June 24, 2019 Page 12

The City Charter prescribes the Mayor may vote on resolutions and ordinances only to create or break a tie vote of Council Members present. The Mayor

Pro-Tem is always permitted to vote on all items.
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Council Member Berzins reminded everyone that the annual Ward III community picnic was

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scheduled for July 27, 2019 at Bicentennial Park, noting the invitation was for Ward III

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residents only. She invited everyone to attend the upcoming City of Aurora s July 4th celebration and clarified the only fireworks allowed in the

City of Aurora were those that did
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not leave the ground. She directed everyone to visit www.auroragov.org/contactus to report

firework violations.

Mayor Pro Tem Roth clarified the fireworks could not leave the ground and could not

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explode. He expressed appreciation to Council Member Gruber for covering the Ward V

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Town Hall meeting while he attended the conferences mentioned by Council Member Bergan.

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He announced the upcoming Ward V meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at

the Heather Gardens Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. where Aurora Fire and Police would be present

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to provide a presentation.

Council Member Lawson discussed the success of the recent Aurora Youth Expo.

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Council Member Gruber discussed the tenor of the City Council s discussions on the dais, noting they can often become intense. He addressed the

comparisons made earlier between
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the detention center and the Holocaust, noting his opinion that they went too far.

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Council Member Johnston announced the Ward II Town Hall meeting would not be held for

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June because she would be attending various community, neighborhood and HOA meetings

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throughout the summer. She expressed appreciation to City Council for their support of the

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campaign finance ordinance.

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Council Member Watson discussed the proposed widening of Gun Club Road.

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16. PUBLIC INVITED TO BE HEARD

Tiffany Grays discussed the civil conspiracy and depravation of rights she and her children have experienced by Aurora Public Schools, the Aurora

Police Department and the City of Aurora. She requested assistance from City Council in that regard.
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17. ADJOURNMENT

Mayor LeGare adjourned the regular meeting of City Council at 10:43 p.m.

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_________________________________________ BOB LEGARE, MAYOR

ATTEST:

July 1, 2019 Council Meeting, Page 22

City of Aurora

Item : SS:

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9a

Council Agenda Commentary

Item Title:

Consideration to AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Cummins Rocky Mountain LLC, Henderson, CO

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in the not-to-exceed amount of 91,775.00 for annual routine and emergency maintenance on the

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emergency generators in Water facilities through May 2020.

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Item Initiator: Ratcliff, Michelle - SR Procurement Agent - General Management

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Staff Source: Sciba, Steven - Deputy Director Of Operations - Aurora Water

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City Manager/Deputy City Manager Signature: James Twombly

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Outside Speaker:

Council Goal: 2012: 3.0--Ensure excellent infrastructure that is well maintained and operated.

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ACTIONS(S) PROPOSED (Check all appropriate actions)

Approve Item as proposed at Study Session Approve Item with Waiver of Reconsideration

Approve Item and Move Forward to Regular Meeting

Approve Item as proposed at Regular Meeting

Information Only

HISTORY (Dates reviewed by City council, Policy Committees, Boards and Commissions, or Staff. Summarize pertinent comments. ATTACH MINUTES OF COUNCIL

MEETINGS, POLICY COMMITTEES AND BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.)
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Council approved the 2018-2019 award to Cummins in the not-to-exceed amount of 91,775.00 on

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May 21, 2018, agenda item 9c.

ITEM SUMMARY (Brief description of item, discussion, key points, recommendations, etc.) Water has an annual requirement for routine and emergency

generator maintenance and repair
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services. The services are needed to maintain the reliable operation of emergency power generating

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equipment for critical treatment, pumping and communication facilities. These generators supply

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back-up electrical power capability in the event of power outages by utility providers.

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As 85 of the emergency generating equipment is Cummins/Onan generators, staff recommends

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award to Cummins Rocky Mountain. Cummins is the only known source that can provide certified

technicians for repair and maintenance of their generators. Cummins will provide annual inspection

and preventative maintenance services as well as any needed repairs for the 35 emergency standby

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generators.

The vendor has submitted pricing with an increase of 0.003 . The May 2019 Denver Consumer Price

Index shows an increase of 1.6 over last year, therefore, it is determined that the pricing proposed

by Cummins is fair and reasonable.

Based on the above, it is staff s recommendation to award a sole source contract to Cummins Rocky Mountain LLC, Henderson, CO in the not-to-exceed

amount of 91,775.00 for routine and emergency
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generator maintenance and repair services through May 2020.

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July 1, 2019 Council Meeting, Page 23

QUESTIONS FOR COUNCIL

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Does City Council approve the award of the sole source contract to Cummins Rocky Mountain in the

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amount not-to-exceed 91,775.00 for maintenance of the emergency generators in Water facilities?

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LEGAL COMMENTS

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Purchase orders or contracts in any amount may be awarded without benefit of formal competitive

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bidding when only one specific source is known to exist for the required supplies or services (sole

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source), and the Purchasing Manager approves the use of negotiation prior to award (City Code 2-

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674(10)). (Lathers)

Dan Brotzman

PUBLIC FINANCIAL IMPACT (If Yes, EXPLAIN)

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Yes No

Funding for this contract in the not to exceed amount of 91,775.00 will be from Water Fund and

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Wastewater Fund operating budgets in 2019-2020. Operating funds are appropriated annually, as part

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of the budget development process, for routine and emergency maintenance and repair services.

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ORG USED: Binney WPF (52078), Griswold WPF (52068), Wemlinger WPF (52023), Sanitary

Treatment (52029), Pumping Stations-Water/Sewer (52066/52065), Tech Ops-Water/Sewer/Storm

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(52059/52060/52061), SOS Raw Water (52022)

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PRIVATE FISCAL IMPACT (If Significant or Nominal, EXPLAIN)

Not Applicable

Significant Nominal

None.

EXHIBITS ATTACHED:

Council Minutes 05_21_18.pdf

July 1, 2019 Council Meeting, Page 24

July 1, 2019 Council Meeting, Page 25

City of Aurora

Item : SS:

1st: 2nd:

9b

Council Agenda Commentary

Item Title:

Consideration to AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT to Superion, LLC, Lake Mary, Florida in the

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amount of 78,565.71 for annual software support for the City s Financial, Human Resources and Purchasing systems through June 30, 2020.

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Item Initiator: Ratcliff, Michelle - SR Procurement Agent - General Management

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Staff Source: Jeffress, Aleta - Chief Info Digital Officer - Information Technology

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City Manager/Deputy City Manager Signature: James Twombly

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