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CORTEZ CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
7:30 P.M.
 
 
             
1.   CALL TO ORDER, PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE,  ROLL CALL,  APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
 
2.   CONSENT AGENDA

The listing under "Consent Agenda" is a group of items to be acted on with a single motion and vote. This agenda is designed to expedite the handling of limited routine matters by City Council. Either the public or a Councilmember may request that an item may be removed from the Consent Agenda at that time, prior to Council's vote. The Mayor will ask if a citizen or Councilmember wishes to have any specific item removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.
 
a.   Approval of the Council Worksession and Regular Agenda Minutes for August 23, 2022. Click to View
 
b.   Approval of Expenditure List for September 13, 2022 City Council Meeting Click to View
 
c.   Approval of a renewal Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License for Loungin' Lizard, Inc., DBA Loungin' Lizard, located at 2 West Main Street, Cortez. Click to View
 
d.   Approval of a renewal Tavern Liquor License for the Cortez Conference Center, LLC., DBA Destination Grill, located at 2121 East Main Street. Click to View
 
3.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There is no limit to the number of speakers, although public comments will be held to an overall time limit of 30 minutes.
(Speakers have a time limit of three (3) minutes per person, may only speak once, and may not cede time to another commenter.  Please reference rules below.)
 
4.   PRESENTATIONS
 
a.   National GEAR UP Week 2022 and Proclamation, Presented by Tai Rogers, Colorado GEAR UP Pre-Collegiate Advisory at Montezuma-Cortez High School Click to View
 
b.   2022 July Financial Statements-Presented by Kelly Koskie, Finance Director Click to View
 
5.   PUBLIC HEARINGS
 
a.   Resolution No. 24, Series 2022
 
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  Council will consider approving Resolution No. 24, Series 2022, approving a preliminary plat for CBERT Cortez, LLC Subdivision, a three lot subdivision in the E1/2, SW1/4, S25, T36N, R16W, N.M.P.M, located in the Commercial Highway (C) Zoning District, with three conditions.
 
 
b.   Resolution No, 23, Series 2022, regarding Champion Xpress Carwash has been postponed until a later date.
 
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  For Informational Purposes Only
 
 
6.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
7.   NEW BUSINESS
 
a.   Letter of Support For Region 9 Middle Mile Fiber Network Project
 
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  Council may consider making a motion to approve the Letter of Support for Region 9 to apply for the Middle Mile Fiber Network Project and authorize the Mayor to sign the Letter.
 
 
b.   Ordinance No. 1303, Land Use Code Amendment regarding Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) has been postponed.  First Reading for this Ordinance will be September 27, 2022.  Second Reading and Public Hearing is scheduled for October 11, 2022.
 
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  For Informational Purposes Only.
 
 
c.   Ordinance No. 1305, Land Use Code Amendment, regarding Food Trucks and Ordinance No. 1311, Land Use Code Amendment, regarding Affordable Housing have been postponed.  First Reading for these Ordinances will be October 11, 2022. Second Reading and Public Hearing is scheduled for October 25, 2022. 
 
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  For Informational Purposes Only.
 
 
d.   Ordinance No. 1310, Series 2022
 
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  Council will consider approving Ordinance No. 1310, Series 2022, on first reading, amending the City of Cortez Land Use Code, Section 3.05, regarding the re-classification of large home based child care facilities from Conditional Uses to Permitted Uses in the RE, R-1, R-2, MH, and NB zones. 
 
 
e.   Bid Proposal Results for 2023 City of Cortez Housing Needs Assessment.
 
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  Council will consider awarding the 2023 City of Cortez Housing Needs Assessment project to Williford, LLC in the bid amount of $46,000.00, and authorize the City Manager to negotiate and enter into a professional services contract with Williford, LLC.
 
 
f.   Approval to apply for Housing Incentives Grant (IHOP) from DOLA.
 
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  Council will consider authorizing the City of Cortez Community and Economic Development Department to apply for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Innovative Housing strategy Grant (IHOP) for up to $175,000 and to provide a 25% match.
 
 
g.   Intergovernmental Agreement with Montezuma County to act as grant pass-through for DOLA IHOP Grant.
 
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  Council will consider approving the Intergovernmental Agreement with Montezuma County to act as a grant pass-through for the DOLA IHOP Grant. 
 
 
h.   Resolution No. 25, Series 2022
 
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  Council will consider approving Resolution No. 25, Series 2022, requesting a .6 foot encroachment permit for the property at 102 E. North Street.
 
 
8.   DRAFT RESOLUTION/ORDINANCES
 
9.   CITY ATTORNEY'S REPORT
 
10.   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT
 
11.   CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
a.   Mayor's Report on Workshop
 
b.   Other Board Reports
 
12.   OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS
 
a.   Council will convene into Executive Session for the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(e)(I).  The topics of the Executive Session concern contract negotiations with Mesa Verde Country regarding the current professional services contract, and an update on the negotiations for the possible sale or lease of the Cortez Community Fiber Network.
 
 
13.   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There is no limit to the number of speakers and no overall time limit.
(Speakers have a time limit of three (3) minutes per person, may only speak once, and may not cede time to another commenter.  Please reference rules below.)
 
14.   ADJOURNMENT
 
 
PURSUANT TO RESOLUTION 11, SERIES 2022, PUBLIC COMMENT:
--Individuals may comment regarding items on the Council agenda or any other topic they wish to address the City Council about, including items discussed in a previous Council Workshop.    Those wishing to comment must register by completing an "Intent to Speak" card (located outside of the Council chambers).  Completed cards will be collected at the start of the meeting and delivered to the Mayor, who will call each speaker to the podium at the appropriate time.  Comments specific to agenda items scheduled for public hearings should be reserved and delivered during the public hearing session.
--Courtesy, civility, and respect for others is expected.  All comments should be addressed directly to the Council. Commenters who are called upon by the Mayor to speak are the only persons allowed to speak during the allotted time.  Comments, or other distractions from the audience intended for commenters or others are not permitted.  The Mayor, as the chairperson for the meeting, retains the discretion to deviate from the formats described below.
--There are two general opportunities for citizens to address the Council:
For the first opportunity (which will occur toward the start of the meeting) there is no limit to the number of speakers, although public comments will be held to an overall time limit of 30 minutes so City business may proceed.  Speakers have a time limit of 3 minutes per person, may only speak once, and may not cede time to other commenters.
For the second opportunity (which will occur toward the end of the meeting) there is no limit to the number of speakers, and no overall time limit.  Speakers have a time limit of 3 minutes per person, may only speak once, and may not cede time to other commenters.
--Other Opportunities to Participate
Citizens may also participate via email if addressed to councilcomments@cortezco.gov. Comments received by 3:00pm the day of a Council meeting will be delivered to Council the same day and entered into the meeting minutes.  Citizens may also send letters to the Council by addressing them to "City Council" 123 Roger Smith Ave., Cortez, CO 81321.  In-person deliveries are also accepted.






MOTION TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
--For a conference with the City attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(b);
--For the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(e);
--To discuss the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of real, personal, or other property interest under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(a)
--For discussion of a personnel matter under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(f)(l) and not involving: any specific fie employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session: any member of this body or any elected official: the appointment of any person to fill an office of this body or of an elected official: or personnel policies that do not require the discussion of matters personal to particular employees
--For discussion of a matter required to be kept confidential by the following federal or state law, or regulation: ____ under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(c)
--For discussion of specialized details of security arrangements or investigations under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(d)
--For consideration of documents protected by the mandatory nondisclosure provisions of the Open Records Act under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(4)(g)

AND THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL DETAILS ARE PROVIDED:
(a brief description must be included following the statute citation regarding why the executive session is being held) 
 
 

    

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