TOWN OF KEENESBURG

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

6:00 p.m.

KEENESBURG TOWN MEETING HALL

140 S.MAIN STREET, KEENESBURG, CO 80643

 

Call to Order:  The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg met in a special session on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Keenesburg Town Hall located at 140 S. Main Street. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Roll Call Roll Call: Board members present:  Trustees Cindy Baumgartner, Steve Brandt, Wilbur Wafel, Lisa Sparrow, Sandra Beach, Wendi Tyler and Mayor Danny Kipp were present.

Members absent:  none.

Others present:  Kathleen Kelly, Town Attorney, and Debra Chumley, Town Clerk

 

Public Comments:  None.

 

New Business:

a.    Waiver of Special Meeting Fee:

Motion was made by Trustee Brandt, seconded by Trustee Sparrow to waive the special meeting fee of $500; motion carried 7-0, Mayor Kipp, Trustees Baumgartner, Brandt, Wafel, Sparrow, Beach and Tyler voting yes.

 

b.    Public Hearing Robertson Lewton Annexations Nos. 1-4, Change of Zone from Weld County Agricultural to Town of Keenesburg Commercial Highway and Use by Special Review Request for RV Park and Storage:

Mayor Kipp opened the public hearing for the proposed Robertson-Lewton Annexation Numbers 1 through 4, initial zoning of the property requested to be annexed, and for an application for a Use by Special Review permit for the Robertson Lewton Land Holdings LLC doing business as Wild Country RV Park and Storage.  The hearing opened at 6:02 p.m.  Mayor Kipp then explained the process that would take place during the hearing, first there would be a presentation from the applicant, next the staff, and then after these presentations the general public will be invited to speak for a reasonable amount of time.  After public comments, the applicant and town staff would be given the opportunity to respond and answer any questions raised by the public.  The matter will then be turned over to the board and the board may ask any questions, then the board will discuss the matter and may take some kind of action. 

 

Town Clerk advised that notice of the public hearings regarding the annexation, zoning, and special review use permit application had been published in the Greeley Tribune on February 25, March 4, 11, and 18, 2014.  Property owners within 300 feet of the property were mailed notice of the public hearings on March 19, 2014, and the subject property was posted with two signs advising of the public hearings on March 18, 2014.

 

Mayor Kipp made a statement for purposes of disclosure.  He stated that he had been involved in talks regarding the negotiation of the annexation agreement and had discussion with the applicant in regard to the water line and public improvements agreement but did not discuss any zoning or anything to do with the special use permit with the applicant or anyone else.

 

Applicant Representative:  Chad Cox 2501 Middle Street, Brush, CO Western Engineering 20 S. 5th St, Brighton, CO  80601:  Mr. Cox address the board and the public in attendance, he represented the applicants Rick Robertson, and Wayne Lewton of Robertson-Lewton Land Holdings, LLC.  The site is located Northeast of the Town of Keenesburg and consists of approximately 95 acres and is proposed to improve to just shy of 200 RV stalls and outside storage to be constructed in multiple phases.  The applicants have been working on this proposal with staff at length and have continued to work on changes since the planning commission meeting that was held last week, incorporating many aspects of the public comment.  This project will increase the tax base for the Town of Keenesburg and has the potential to facilitate additional development.  The applicants plan to put in an approximately b1 mile water line to service this property.  There were discussions regarding the safety of children and to that end the applicant has amended the rule and regulations governing the RV park to advise the CR 398 does not have pedestrian access, and that any school age children that shall be attending the local school must coordinate transportation through the school district, and that children will not be allowed to walk down CR 398.  In addition there are other modifications more detailed screening for properties to the southwest and southeast planning to construct 4-5 earthen berms and heavy landscape—existing trees will not be removed and will incorporated into the landscape, and will create a thorough screen.  The applicants have also added a sand volleyball court, a surface for a basketball court, a child play area, and a dog park, as well as picnic areas that will be further defined as the process continues.  County Road 398 is intended to be an arterial from the standpoint of the Town of Keenesburg’s comprehensive plan; the applicant therefore used the existing setbacks that are required and has exceeded every minimum set back.  There will be a 50’ set back from CR 398, approx 100’ to the east, and 65’ to west property lines.  County Rd 61 is not part of this project and therefore will not be used for access to the proposed storage units, and will be available for emergency access only.

There were comments concerning man camps, and I assure the board that this is not the intent of this project, this will be a spacious and a premier RV park with 28’ shared open space between units.  Growth has been happening on the Front Range, and change is inevitable, what was open space is not remaining open space.  This is a future arterial and fits the commercial highway zoning, and that of the comprehensive plan.  There have been several discussions regarding the mix of long term and short term residents at this RV Park, and there is no way to predict what the population of this RV Park will be.  The additional rules and regulations for this RV Park will assure that children’s safety is addressed. 

 

Town Planner:  Todd Hodges, 2412 Denby Ct. Fort Collins, CO

Mr. Hodges stated that the purpose of this hearing was to review four annexations, which included approximately 107 acres in all that includes the ROW designated as an arterial and highway commercial for future use.  The proposed zoning is Highway Commercial and an RV park is included in the uses by special review for this zoning.  The proposal meets all criteria set forth in the Keenesburg Municipal Code 16-2-180 b 1-7 Criteria and procedure for granting use by special review permits.

1)    The requested special review use conforms to the basic characteristics of the uses by right.  The proposed special review use does conform as it is specifically listed under the uses by special review 16-2-130(c) (9) Campgrounds and RV parks.

2)    The special review use will be compatible with the existing uses to which surrounding lands are being put or could be put under the applicable zoning classification.  This application does meet this criterion.

3)    The special review use shall not be substantially dissimilar from the existing land uses.  The application meets this criterion as it is compatible with the current uses as well as future commercial uses.

4)    The special review use will not cause an unreasonable severe demand on Town services such as police and fire protection, drainage control, water supply, sanitary sewer service or other utility or Town service.   The application does meet this criterion, as there is adequate water per the annexation agreement water will be deeded to the Town of Keenesburg, and additionally the applicant is extending a water line to service this proposed RV Park.

5)    The special review use will not adversely affect traffic flow and parking in the neighborhood.  This application meets this criteria as all parking will occur on the property itself, and the neighborhood does not have street parking on CR 398 everyone parks on their own property

6)    The special review use does not create any form of offensive noise, vibration, dust, hear, smoke, odor, glare or other objectionable influences than the uses by right allowed in this existing zone or existing in the neighborhood.  The application does meet this criterion, highway commercial zoning provides for a wide variety of commercial uses that could be more intense than this proposal. 

7)    The special review use shall not disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.  This application meets this criteria, it will not disturb the neighborhood, the operations standards for the RV park address quiet time.  In additional CR 398 is a truck route and traffic will increase with or without this project. 

 

The Planning Commission did find that this application meets all criteria for the zoning and special use, this RV Park will provide a benefit for the town, the applicant has made changes in regard to additional buffering for neighboring properties, and future amenities for their patrons.  This was sent out for referrals, very few comments were received, however the comments that were have been addressed by the applicant.

 

The town clerk called each speaker in order of the signup sheet.  All speakers were sworn in by the Mayor.

 

Tammy Anderson, 7956 WCR 59, Keenesburg, CO

She stated one concern and asked if there would be a certain number of spaces designated for long term and so many for short term, and asked if someone would be on the property 24-7, will the park be fenced in and if their amenities would be open to the public.

 

Don Hyde, 29517 CR 3968, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Hyde stated that he had lived in a trailer park during his youth, and said that the one thing that is necessary is to have someone on hand 24-7 to regulate activities, and has talked to other RV park owners who stated that they had had problems, and that it was necessary to take care of those problems by having someone on hand 24-7. He asked who would control the noise level, and if Keenesburg would have a law enforcement officer, and felt that this project was providing low cost housing for the oil field.  Additionally he objected to the proposed landscaping plan using fencing and berming, as they have horses and kids present a danger to animals, as they tend to feed the animals items that could be toxic to them.  The berm will not protect them; he requested an 8’ privacy fence along the east side of his property and chain link along the back side of his property to help protect his animals and property.  Mr. Hyde was also concerned about the location of the sewage dump, and possible odor.  He stated that this was being forced upon him, and he was not in favor of it, Keenesburg is a great place to live and he had moved here for the peace and quiet, and further his property value would take a beating if this was allowed.  He urged the board to not view this project as a quick fix for any financial issues the town might have.

 

Lauren Hyde, 29517 CR 398, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mrs. Hyde stated that at the Planning commission it was stated that there was not another within 40 miles, this is incorrect as there is an RV park in Hudson, Brighton, and four just over the Platte River, and these are all maxed out with oil workers.  This is not necessarily bad, but to think this will be a premier RV park is a misconception, as RV space is at a premium for oil workers in this county.  I feel that this park will be like the rest surrounding us and will be full of oil workers.  She urged the board to look into other communities that have gone through the oil boom, and to ask of the long term impacts, this will impact rents in the town and could push out lower income people.  She felt the addition of the Family Dollar and a perpetual yard sale on Market Street as well as the new RV Park would adversely impact other people’s decision to move to Keenesburg.  This facility intends to offer, water, electricity, sewage, she did not consider this to be a premier RV park, no cable, satellite TV or internet. 

 

Bruce Sparrow, 29519 CR 16 1/2, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Sparrow stated that he was chairman of the Keenesburg Planning Commission and was not able to attend the meeting that was held last week.  Mr. Sparrow talked to the owner of an RV park, and stated that he was told the RV business was over, this park will attract long term residents in the form of oil field and construction workers and will be good for business in town.  However he stated that he was from a small town that went through this oil boom and the population went from 2,000 to 5,000 residents in six months.  This will attract drifters that go from job to job across the country, and please be aware that it is discouraged to have families live in RV’s as it can escalate domestic violence, and there will be a lot of drinking.  Mr. Sparrow just wanted the town to be aware that this RV Park will end up being used for permanent housing.

 

Cary Marcoot, 380 S Pine St, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Marcoot stated that many of his questions were answered during the presentation, he was happy with the spacing and the layout of the project.  He further stated that it would make his life easier to have access to storage for his RV close by, and also to have a place for his family to stay when they visit.  He stated that it could help to clean up town giving people a place to store boats and RV’s.  Oil field workers often have to leave their families this would offer them the chance to bring their families with them and have a place for their children to go to school. 

 

Joni Chreene, 30123 CR 398, Keenesburg, CO

 

Ms. Chreene stated that she was from Louisiana and had been here for four years and absolutely loves Keenesburg, which is why she purchased her property.  Ms. Chreene is a former police officer, and lived in a community that had added several RV parks during an oil boom, and what her town experienced was the doubling of police patrols, rape, and murder.  This is not good and brings crime, and yes it will bring money to the town but please consider what else it will bring.  There will be residents in this RV Park that are wanted in other states, and she asked if a police officer would be in Keenesburg to protect her and her neighbors.  Kids will sneak off at night and come into town, and she was concerned about her property value as well.  Ms. Chreene also has horses and requested the RV Park be fenced completely to protect her animals as well as the animals of her neighbors.  She also had concerns as to how CR 61 would be blocked off; suggesting that sign for emergency access only would not suffice to keep people out.

 

Ruth Pelton-Roby, 40 S Main St, Keenesburg, CO

 

Ms. Pelton-Roby asked if the amount of spaces at the proposed RV Park had been increased as it was stated earlier that it was 200 spaces now.  She stated that there were some important questions to be answered and agreements that needed to be made before looking at approval of this project.  Such as how many people will be living there, estimates of population, limit of people per space, will spaces be restricted for long term residents.  There is currently a six month waiting period of RV spaces close by, the likely hood of this RV Park becoming 100% long term residents is high.  What will this cost the tax payers of Keenesburg, is there enough capacity at the waste treatment plant or will residents have to pay for an upgrade?  The applicant has not stated for sure if they intend to use septic or hook to sewer. Is the town financing this?  The town has left itself wide open to being responsible for some of the fees.  Where is the open space dedication that is required as the code required 12% be set aside for the town or a fee in lieu of open space, what amount of money is the town asking for?  The code calls for an $800 impact fee per unit has the developer agreed to pay these fees?  If you approve the annexation and special use permit there will be no more leverage to get these things taken care of, and to straighten out these issues.  She urged the board to not act hasty and take the time to review all of these issues prior to approval.

 

Gary Boelter, 29715 R 398, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Boelter stated that per the Keenesburg Municipal Code private septic systems were not allowed in the Town of Keenesburg, yet at the planning commission meeting it was stated the this RV park may or may not hook to the town sewer system.  Mr. Boelter felt that the setback from the back of a trailer to his property line was not sufficient and should be at least 100’.  Mr. Boelter is also worried for the well being of his animals and asked if the residents of the RV Park complained about his animals if the town would make him get rid of his animals, and stated to he would not.  He works different hours and due to his work schedule runs his machinery at different time, would the town complain about noise from his property.  Mr. Boelter stated that he was not in city limits and was therefore not responsible to uphold the town’s rules.  He further agreed with Mr. Hyde that he wanted an 8’ privacy fence bordering his property to keep people off of his property and to protect his animals. What will be done about security, and it does not seem to be a great place for children’s play area as it is a migration area for rattlesnakes.  What will the applicants do with the snakes?  He has had many encounters with rattlesnakes; he felt this was not good planning or good growth for the town.  He further stated that many RV parks have become havens for meth labs, and illegal drugs, he also heard there was another RV park going in, as well as one at the Wild Animal Sanctuary and wondered why we needed three RV parks.  Mr. Boelter contacted a real estate appraiser, David A. Thomas, who stated that all adjoining properties to this development would experience significant devaluation of their properties.  This decision should not be rushed and he urged the board to take their time and consider all of the impacts prior to approval.

 

Mark Kauffman, 8616 WCR 63, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Kauffman stated that he would drive by this RV Park every time he would go into the town, and that his experience in an RV park was not the same as was stated by his neighbors.  Mr. Kauffman’s son was forced to move to San Antonio to find work, and lived in an RV park where everyone was respectful of everybody else’s space.  Many families have to move about for work to support their families, where will they live if not in an RV Park, as all the RV parks close to here are full.

 

Andy Arnold, 220 West Hwy 2, Keenesburg, CO

 

Mr. Arnold owns land on the west side of this proposed RV park, and he was concerned about the storm runoff, and what the applicants planned to do about drainage, he further agreed with Mr. Hyde that the project should be fenced.

 

Applicants Representative:  Chad Cox

 

Mr. Cox thanked the public for their input and concerns.  He answered the public’s questions and assured everyone that Mr. Robertson, and Mr. Lewton have full intentions of being good neighbors.  First as to the question regarding permanent space count, there is no perfect model to predict this, The applicant fully intends to have staff 24-7 as the market allows them, at the end of the day this is a business that has to make sense, as the applicants are expending thousands of dollars for this project to benefit themselves and the town, as soon as the stalls start to fill up there will be someone on site, in the mean time the owners will be there on a daily basis.  They have addressed unattended children with the changes in the RV park regulations, giving the owners the ability to evict tenants that do not follow the rules.  The intent of the berms was in lieu of a fence due the dollars of installing a fence.  The amenities will not be open to the public as this is not a development, but rather a private venture and therefore no open space will be dedicated.  The existing town code will be upheld as to noise, etc.  The applicants will consider the fencing option, and work with town staff, as well as the board.  The RV sewage dump will be flush mounted and routed in a way to move the sewage away from the surface at a fast pace eliminating the majority of odors, and the dump will be designed to catch any spills.  He also apologized for stating that there was not an RV park within 40 miles, he was not aware that there was an RV park in Hudson, however with the proposed spacing and layout this RV is not like any RV park within 60 miles or more.  Mr. Cox stated that he is currently working in North Dakota as a geologist while at the same time trying to keep his engineering firm going in Brighton.  He works in the oil field and stated that anyone would love to have him and his co-workers as neighbors.  He stated that there is no way to compare this project to what happened in Louisiana, and that this is intended to be a premier RV park, stating that they are installing conduit to allow for possible future cable at some point.  He did not agree that RV were over, as he owns an RV and uses whenever possible and knows several people with RV’s.  Mr. Cox stated that the comments by the public were valued to make this a project that can be molded into something good for the community, and that improvements were coming and that changes are inevitable.  He also pointed out that there is other property that has already been annexed into town that has been zoned single family that would significantly dwarf the 5,000 population if the demand increases to the point of development for this property.  He addressed Mr. Marcoots comments stating that yes there would be storage available for boats and RV’s, and that the applicant believes there is a demand for this type of storage in the community.  As to property values, it has been Mr. Cox’s experience that the property owners could be looking at a commercial property value in the future versus a single family value which is considerably higher.  He stated the Mr. Robertson had children and like every parent would not want to see harm to come to a child, as they have no intention of allowing a child to walk down CR 398. He reiterated the CR 61 was not part of this project and that would fall under county jurisdiction not the towns, and would only be used for emergency access.  Mr. Cox apologized for his earlier statement made in error of approximately 200 stalls, as the number has not changed and is and has always been 169 spaces. There is a demand for RV spaces and it has not been discussed to restrict long term residents. Septic versus town sewer is still under consideration as the applicant looks at the investment, there is much engineering still to be done, it is likely that the applicants will forego the septic and move forward with the connection to the sewer line, this is yet to be determined.  Typically developers pay up front for these improvements and then if someone wishes to connect to the line that is a way for the developer to recover some of their investment.  The set back minimum from the back of a parked trailer to a property line is 10’, this project exceeds minimum with a 97’ setback to the east property line.  All noise ordinances will be upheld; it is not the intention to impose any town ordinances on the neighbors they will be responsible for meeting whatever the county ordinances contain.  The applicants will consult with an abatement professional in regard to the rattle snakes.  Mr. Cox stated that he had never personally seen an RV meth lab, and that the applicant will have a zero tolerance for this type of activity, as well as any other crime occurring.  He will revisit the drainage situation regarding the activity area being a low spot, and drainage will flow as it has historically.  Mr. Cox stated that he appreciated Mr. Kauffman’s comments and understood as he has had to work in both New Mexico and North Dakota to support his family.  He further stated that it was unfair to assume that this RV Park will be filled with nothing but oil field workers.  He thanked everyone for their input.

 

Town Engineer:  Jim Wright, 807 Marshall St, Fort Collins, CO

 

Mr. Wright stated that the property contained adequate water and that the sewer capacity was currently at 30% and can handle the projected sewage from the proposed RV Park.  He estimated that the RV park will need between a 1.5-2” water tap, and that the proposed annexed property will yield the town and additional 20 acre feet of water, and that there should be water left over based on the projected use at the proposed RV park.  No general taxes will be used to finance the water line.  There is a dedication of an additional 20’ ROW to straighten out the ROW on Cr 398.

 

With no other public comments, Mayor Kipp closed the public comment portion of the public hearing.

 

Mayor Kipp stated:  Before we turn to the board members for questions and deliberation, I want to state that the documents included as part of the record for this public hearing include all application materials submitted by the applicant; all materials included in the3 Board packets; the power point presentations given tonight; all written referral and public comments received regarding the application; and the Town’s subdivision and zoning ordinances.  Does anyone have any objection to inclusion of these items in the record?’

 

There were no objections.

 

Questions from the board members:

 

Mayor Kipp stated that there were a lot of people that he had grown up with in the audience and that he had been a part of this town for many years, and stated that they needed to plan for growth because it is coming whether we want it or not.  We can chose to participate or not and have control over growth.  He further stated that nothing stays the same, and that the town could chose to have control over this project, or it would inevitably be approved by the county offering the town no control.

 

Trustee Baumgartner asked if the responsibility of police would be handled by the applicants, this was answered in that it will be part of the town making the town responsible for law enforcement at this proposed RV Park.  If the developer uses septic will they then need to abandon these when they reach capacity.  This controlled by the county and state and they would need to be abandoned, and could possibly have to be crushed or filled in.  If the demand is not there is any other plan for the site, and will they have to come back to the board for approval.  Yes any deviation from the proposed plan will require board approval.  This is a non transferable permit. 

 

Trustee Wafel asked about the setback from the property bordering along the east to the back of an RV if backed in would be the stated 97.76’ that the plans represent.  Mr. Cox answered that yes those setbacks would be adhered to.  In order to get to storage units customers would have to enter the property from the entrance to the RV Park on Cr 398.  Trustee Wafel stated he just wanted to make sure of the setbacks and that his other questions had been answered

 

Trustee Sparrow expressed her concern as to whether she should excuse herself based on her properties close proximity to the proposed RV Park.  After some conversation it was determined that in fact her property was not directly adjacent to the project and that it was her decision as to whether she felt she could be fair and impartial in her decision making.  She was advised that since there was no financial interest in the project that there was not a conflict from a legal standpoint.  Trustee Sparrow shared many of the same concerns as public in respect to this becoming a man camp, and the increased crime.  She was also concerned for her safety coming home late from work, and also concerned on the drain that this project could place on the town’s resources, as the town does not have 24-7 law enforcement.  At this point the town is not in need of a 24 hour law enforcement presence, and she was concerned that this project could increase the need for patrols placing a budgetary strain on the town.  She also commented as whether the owners would place restrictions on the type of RV’s that would be allowed to park there such as limiting the age of the RV to within five years of age, as older RV’s can appear junky.  She further inquired as to the rules to make sure that campers do not deposit trash and rubbish on their surrounding neighbors land, as well as the concern for the strain on the school district as if this is used as a long term residence with children that these campers would not be supporting the school district in the form of property taxes.  She felt that this project would bring violence.

 

Trustee Beach thanked everyone for their comments, and assured the public that the board has not rushed into this, and that many of her questions had been answered.  She agreed that crime will increase, however she felt there is a need for this, and did not feel this would resemble a man camp.  She further stated that at the present time due to the increase oil and gas activity that yes it would likely house many oil workers, and that at the present time even all of the hotels are filled with workers.

 

Trustee Tyler thanked everyone for coming out and expressing their concerns, and agreed that if this was being placed next to her property she too would object.  She also moved to Keenesburg for the wide open space and quiet, and that it is impossible to predict the future and expressed that of course there are pros and cons. 

She felt that there questions that could not be answered, as the type of people that would occupy the RV park, will it be families or would it be single worker, it is impossible to know.  She also had concerns regarding who would be managing the noise, and any problems that could arise.

 

Trustee Brandt stated that it was important to be cognizant of the families that are being disrupted by this proposed project that had purchased property in good faith expecting that their open space would remain, and then all of the sudden being thrust into a project that have no control over.  As a board they are tasked with hearing everyone’s concerns and making the best decision that they can for everyone and that if the board does not concern itself with this project that it would inevitably be approved at the county level leaving the town with no control.  He asked that the public trust the board to make the right decision in a neighborly and non confrontational manner.

 

Mayor Kipp stated that he had more experience with oil field people than probably anyone else in regard to his business, and that he trusted that the owners would deal with problem makers as he has, kicking out trouble makers.  He felt that this would end up being what the applicant makes of it, and that they did not want a man camp, and do not want trouble.  The town will have control and they will be subject to code enforcement the same as anyone else.  It will be their responsibility to keep the place clean and neat. 

 

Trustee Baumgartner expressed her opinion regarding property values and what has happened up and down I-25 that used to farm ground and is now commercial property thereby making the values higher.  It is ultimately up to the property owners as to whether they want to participate or not and be a part of the future and have control over the inevitable growth.

 

Mayor Kipp asked for any other questions or comments from the board.  Hearing none he closed the public hearing at 8:22 p.m. and turned the matter over to the board for consideration of the resolutions and ordinances listed on the agenda.

 

Kathleen Kelly gave a brief overview of the business before the board stating that each annexation needed to be done separately, first an annexation agreement she stated that annexation is a voluntary act requiring water dedication, public infrastructure Row dedication, and other provisions intended to maintain control.  This document runs with the land making it long term looking into the future, which is why it gives the town the ability to require the property owner to agree to being part of a special district in the future if the town deems it necessary and desirable.  Next the board must find each annexation to be eligible to be annexed by resolution, next approving each annexation by ordinance if the board desires, next determining the zoning of the annexed property by ordinance, and finally special use review permit for the operation of an RV park including a number of conditions that the board may add to, change or delete conditions.  This resolution is the board’s to shape any way they see fit. 

         

c.    RESOLUTION 2014-09 Approving an Annexation agreement for the Robertson-Lewton Annexation Nos. 1-4:

Motion was made by Mayor Kipp, seconded by Trustee Beach to adopt RESOLUTION 2014-09 approving an annexation agreement for the Robertson-Lewton Annexation Nos. 1-4.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

d.    RESOLUTION 2014-10 Finding Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 1 eligible for annexation:

Motion was made by Trustee Baumgartner, seconded by Trustee Beach to adopt RESOLUTION 2014-10 approving an annexation agreement for the Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 1 eligible for annexation.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

e.    RESOLUTION 2014-11 Finding Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 2 eligible for annexation:

Motion was made by Trustee Baumgartner, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt RESOLUTION 2014-11 finding Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 2 eligible for annexation.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

f.     RESOLUTION 2014-12 Finding Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 3 eligible for annexation:

Motion was made by Trustee Baumgartner, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt RESOLUTION 2014-12 adopting RESOLUTION 2014-12 finding Robertson-Lewton annexation No. 3 eligible for annexation.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

g.    RESOLUTION 2014-13 Finding Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 4 eligible for annexation:

Motion was made by Trustee Baumgartner, seconded by Trustee Beach to adopt RESOLUTION 2014-13 adopting RESOLUTION 2014-12 finding Robertson-Lewton annexation No. 4 eligible for annexation.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

h.    ORDIANANCE 2014-02 Approving Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 1:

Motion was made by Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-02 approving an annexation known as the Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 1 to the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

i.      ORDINANCE 2014-03 Approving Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 2:

Motion was made by Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Brandt to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-03 approving an annexation known as the Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 2 to the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

j.      ORDINANCE 2014-04 Approving Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 3

Motion was made by Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-04 approving an annexation known as the Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 3 to the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

k.    ORDINANCE 2014-05 Approving Robertson Lewton Annexation No. 4:

Motion was made by Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-05 approving an annexation known as the Robertson-Lewton Annexation No. 4 to the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

l.      ORDINANCE 2014-06 Zoning Robertson Lewton Annexations No. 1-4 Highway Commercial (CH):

Motion was made by Trustee Baumgartner, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-06 zoning property annexed to the Town of Keenesburg and known as the Robertson-Lewton annexation Nos. 1-4 zoning the property Highway Commercial.   A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

 

m.   RESOLUTION 2014-14 Approving a Use by Special Review for Robertson Lewton Land Holdings LLC dba Wild Country RV Park & Storage with conditions:

There was much discussion regarding the conditions and the desire of several neighbors requesting fencing rather than the berm fence landscape combo that was proposed. 

Motion was made by Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Beach to adopt ORDINANCE 2014-14 approving a use by special review permit for Robertson-Lewton Land Holdings LLC USR dba Wild Country RV Park and Storage with the following changes to the conditions:  striking item 2B; and revising item 1H. to include a 6-foot chain link fence with privacy slats adjacent to those properties known as LOT A of RE-4013 (to the east) and the unplatted parcel labeled with reception number 1876884 (to the west) to show a 6-foot chain link fence along the remainder of the east and west boundaries, and to note the existing barbed wire fence across the north boundary of the site shall remain.  A roll call vote was taken, Trustee Baumgartner yes, Trustee Brandt yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Sparrow yes, Trustee Beach yes, and Trustee Tyler yes; motion carried 7-0.

 

 

 

Board Member Comments: 

Mayor Kipp thanked the staff for the many hours of review and work that went into this annexation.

Trustee Beach commented that it is not easy for anyone to deal with change but that the task of the board is to make the best decision for the entire town.

Trustee Sparrow commented that few people in town were aware of the public hearing and suggested that although The Greeley Tribune is the town’s legal publication that the town should consider placing additional notices for public hearings in the local newspaper, The Lost Creek Guide as a courtesy to the residents for future business.

 

Adjournment:  Motion was made by Mayor Kipp, seconded by Trustee Tyler to adjourn the meeting; motion carried 7-0, Mayor Kipp, Trustees Baumgartner, Brandt, Wafel, Sparrow, Beach and Tyler voting yes.  The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. 

 

 

                        ATTEST:        

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Danny R. Kipp, Mayor                                                 Debra L. Chumley, Town Clerk