The first council agenda of the year in Fort Lupton was long on appointments and house cleaning items.

Council OK’d a resolution designating the city’s web page ( as the public place for public notices of public city meetings, among other items, at the Jan. 5 meeting. Councilors also approved a resolution appointing Ginny White to the historic preservation board. The term is one year. 

Carlos Barron is the newest member of the planning commission, thanks to another resolution approval from the council. Barron’s term expires on Jan. 22, 2022. 

The Council also approved payment of almost $30,000 from last year’s budget and almost $20,000 from this year’s budget to CH2M Hill for services to date and completion of an assessment of a potable pump house assessment. 

In other business, the Council agreed to a common interest, joint defense and confidentiality agreement to the Northern Integrated Supply Project Water Activity Enterprise.

NISP’s website says the project will create two new water storage reservoirs providing substantial public outdoor recreation opportunities northwest of Fort Collins in anticipation of a doubled population increase by the year 2050, according to the website.

The agreement amounts to a common interest among participants and NISP in the development, construction and operation of the project. Fort Lupton and the other interests can keep correspondence confidential amongst themselves but may not share the information with outside interests unless the law requires it.

NISP’s web page said that “…NISP will supply 15 cities, towns and water districts in Northern Colorado with 13 billion gallons of water annually—enough for 80,000 families.”

Coming events Fort Lupton city offices are closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Council meets in regular session and virtually at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. The next town hall, or study session (also a virtual meeting) is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26.