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Land Development Code Updates Up for Final Longmont Council Vote Tuesday

August 14, 2018 GMT

If you go

What: Longmont City Council regular session

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Council chambers, Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.

More info: View the agenda at tinyurl.com/yc52lz9c

City Council on Tuesday is slated to cast its final vote to adopt the first set of major updates to Longmont’s Land Development Code in 17 years.

On July 25, council gave unanimous preliminary approval of an ordinance revising the municipal code section that contains the city’s regulations, restrictions and conditions for annexing, zoning, subdividing and developing properties.

The Land Development Code details what the city considers appropriate uses for specific properties, as well as rules about placement, height and design of buildings, and parking, lighting and landscaping regulations.

Tuesday’s council consideration of the ordinance will include a public hearing.

Also on Tuesday, council is slated to consider advancing three bond questions to the November ballot. The three separate measures would ask voters’ authorizations to issue a total of $32.8 million in bonds — with the interest and principal to be paid from current sales and use tax revenues, rather than a new tax. They would include:

• $6.8 million in bonds to finance recreation facilities improvements, including renovation of Centennial Swimming Pool, irrigation improvements at city golf courses, and a new maintenance facility at Ute Creek Golf Course.

• $16.4 million in bonds to finance rehabilitation of and improvements to city buildings including the Civic Center Complex, the public library, the Safety and Justice Center and other facilities.

• $9.6 million in bonds to finance the replacement of Fire Station No. 2, 2300 Mountain View Ave., and Fire Station No. 6, 501 S. Pratt Parkway.

Among other items on the agenda:

• Consideration of a $46,350 contribution to support and continue an agreement with Fort Collins for providing FLEX express bus service into and through Longmont on a regional bus line that operates between Fort Collins and Boulder. That’s up from $45,000 Longmont paid last year as its share of subsidies local governments along the route pay for the bus service.

• Consideration of an agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for funding a new Vance Brand Municipal Airport taxiway lane to allow for continued development of the airport’s south side. The project will be funded by $485,560 in FAA funds, $26,579 from the Colorado Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division and $67,875 from Longmont.

• Consideration of a council “work plan” for the rest of this year and 2019 that is expected to focus on areas such as housing, transportation and development and redevelopment.

• Consideration of a “Customer Satisfaction Survey” that will poll a selected sample of residents for ratings of city services and opinions about quality of life, community amenities and local government.

Contact Staff Writer John Fryar at 303-684-5211 or jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc