Limit of beer alcoholic content raised to match State standards
By Randy Beaudette
Following a 1:30 p.m. work session regarding congregational access to the Rocky Mountain Evangelical Free Church on Gregory Street, bell ringer City Attorney Hilary Graham rang the bell that signaled the start of another Black Hawk City Council regular meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Mayor David Spellman called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.
Rollcall confirmed that Aldermen Linda Armbright, Paul Bennett, Jim Johnson Hal Midcap, Greg Moates, and Benito Torres were all present. Also present were Acting City Attorney Hilary Graham, Acting City Manager Stephan Cole, Acting Police Chief Kenneth Lloyd, City Clerk/ Administrative Services Director Melissa Greiner, Fire Chief Christopher Woolley, Finance Director Lance Hillis, Community Planning and Development Administrator Cindy Linker, Public Works Director Tom Isbester, and Deputy City Clerk Michele Martin.
After the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mayor Spellman, City Attorney Hoffmann asked Council to declare any Conflicts of Interest on any issue appearing on the agenda other than those already disclosed and filed with the City Clerk and Secretary of State. There were no objections.
Municipal Code amendment (Council Bill 7/ Ordinance 2019-7)
City Clerk/ Admin Services Director Melissa Greiner presented Council Bill 7 which is an Ordinance amending various sections of the Black Hawk Municipal Code Regarding 3.2 Beer. The Colorado General Assembly, in 2016, passed Senate Bill 16-197 which repeals the limit on alcohol content of fermented malt beverages, or “3.2 Beer” on January 1, 2019. Accordingly, Staff recommends amending the Black Hawk Municipal Code to replace references to “3.2 beer” with “fermented malt beverages.” Black Hawk City Council approved Ordinance 2019-7 unanimously.
Fee Schedule Amendment (Resolution 8-2019)
Black Hawk City Council approved Resolution 8-2019 which will amend the City of Black Hawk’s Fee Schedule. Here is just a portion of the changes in the draft version of the fee schedule, under Liquor Licensing the fee for Beer and Wine for a resort and for 3.2 had been struck out because it is no longer on the State’s fee schedule, permits for Bed and Breakfast was moved from the Liquor Licensing section to the Classes of Licenses, and the fees for fingerprint analysis and background checks increased. For a complete list of the fee schedule changes refer to www.cityofblackhawk.org
2019 Fireworks Production Contract (Resolution 9-2019)
A Resolution approving the 2019 Fireworks Production Contract between the City of Black Hawk and Western Enterprises, Inc. Boom Town Fireworks Production Contract for 2019 incorporated a 5.6 % increase since over last year’s contact. The increase is due to increased production cost from overseas suppliers. Black Hawk City Council approved Resolution 9-2019 unanimously.
Petition for Inclusion (Resolution 10-2019)
Black Hawk City Council approved the Resolution Authorizing the Filing of a Petition for Inclusion of City-Owned Property into the Silver Dollar Metropolitan District as presented by Acting City Attorney Hilary Graham. The City of Black Hawk requested the filing of a Petition for Inclusion of City-owned property more particularly described as the Silver Dollar Metropolitan District: Lots 8, 9 & 10 of Block 12 less those portions within State Highway right-of-way, City of Black Hawk, County of Gilpin, State of Colorado.
Professional Services Agreement (Resolution 11-2019)
The Professional Services Agreement between the City of Black Hawk and Baseline Engineering Corporation in an amount not to exceed $139,145 for Civil Engineering Services Pertaining to the Gregory Street Phase 2 of the project. This Professional Services Agreement with Baseline Engineering Corporation encompasses complete civil engineering design fees for the Gregory Street Phase 2 Project area, including the following: Flume reconstruction from Church Street to High Street, Drainage analysis and report, Design of all utility services, Design and grading of hardscape, planting areas, ramps, and stairs, Fine grading around all buildings within the plaza area, and Construction Administration services. Black Hawk City Council approved Resolution 9-2019 unanimously.
Selective Interior Demolition Contract (Resolution 12-2019)
Black Hawk City Council approved Resolution 12-2019 which approved the Weecycle Environmental Consulting Proposal for the Selective Interior Non-Asbestos Containing Material Demolition of 305 Gregory, 311 Gregory, 321 Gregory, and 351 Gregory in a total amount not to exceed $66,910. Interior demolition of 305 Gregory Street, 311 Gregory Street, 321 Gregory Street and 351 Gregory Street can be described as the non-structural demolition of interior space in preparation for the reuse of each structure. The work includes interior wall and ceiling removal, demolition of flooring, some utility services, and material salvage. The purpose of the interior demolition is to aid PEH Architects in preparing a detailed set of design development drawings. This design development stage is subsequent to the schematic design stage where the initial design decisions are worked out in greater detail. Design development collects the results from the schematic design phase and takes them one step further. This phase involves finalizing the design and specifying such items as materials, window and door locations and general structural details and the selective interior demolition will advance this process. Design development usually yields a more detailed site plan as well as floor plans, elevations and section drawings with full dimensions, providing a basis for the preparation of construction documents. On December 12, 2018, City Council approved Resolution No. 74-2018, a Resolution approving certain Community Planning and Development Service Agreements for calendar year 2019. One of the approved entities was Weecycle Environmental Consulting (Weecycle). Because of Weecycle’s expertise with environmental laws, staff has requested their assistance in project administration, oversight, and securing contractors that are EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule certified to perform selective interior non-asbestos containing materials demolition. With the assistance of PEH Architects and Weecycle, staff created an interior scope of work. On January 28, 2019, Weecycle issued a Request for Proposal to a group of qualified contractors. Weecycle held a site visit on January 30, 2019 for interested contractors. Bids were due February 4, 2019 by 3:00 p.m. and were distributed to the City on February 6, 2019.
Legal and Executive Session
Acting City Attorney Hilary Graham requested that Black Hawk City Aldermen recess to Executive Session to receive advice on upcoming Legislation. Black Hawk City Council made a motion to recess to Executive Session per C.R.S 24-6-402 (4)(b) to confer with an attorney for the local public body for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions.
The next Black Hawk City Council meeting will be conducted February 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at 211 Church Street, Black Hawk, Colorado.
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