Westminster City Council On the Record


Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during the Sept. 23 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter and councilors Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Mary Lindsey and Scott Major.

Contract approved of
drainage way project

Council unanimously authorized the city manager to execute a contract with Merrick and Company in the amount of $193,394 to provide engineering design services for the McKay drainage way improvements located between Interstate 25 and Huron Street and authorized a design contingency of $19,000 for a total project cost of $212,394.

The McKay drainage way project is a planned system of drainage conveyance facilities located in the general area between 136th Avenue and 144th Avenue from Zuni Street on the west to Big Dry Creek at Washington Street in the city of Thornton on the east.

The only remaining unimproved portion of the drainage lies between Interstate 25 and Huron Street.

Insurance purchase approved

Council unanimously authorize the city manager to enter into an agreement with the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency for the purchase of high deductible stop loss insurance, and for claims management and other administrative services, in the amount of $491,245 along with a 10 percent contingency amount, $49,125, in the event the final quote comes in higher.

The city annually purchases insurance to cover assets like buildings, vehicles, and equipment to protect itself from liability exposure resulting from claims brought against the city and its employees.

Bill passed to execute land sale

Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 38 on first reading authorizing the city manager to execute an amendment to the Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate, in substantially the same form as attached, with Urban Pacific Multi-Housing, LLC and Pacific West Communities, Inc.; and to take all actions necessary to close this land sale.

The city owns approximately 15.8 acres between The Promenade and Circle Point. The Contract to Buy and Sell Real Estate with Urban Pacific Multi-Housing, LLC and Pacific West Communities was approved by council on July 9, 2012.

The current sale price is approximately $4,469,000. Net proceeds from the land sale, taking into account all closing costs, brokers fee and NBC Metropolitan District exclusion, will be approximately $3,738,550.

The next council meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster.

— Compiled by Ashley Reimers


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