Westminster Council On the Record

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Westminster City Council voted on the following legislation during the Oct. 28 meeting. Council members in attendance were Mayor Nancy McNally, Mayor Pro Tem Faith Winter and councilors Bob Briggs, Mark Kaiser, Mary Lindsey, Herb Atchison and Scott Major.

Bill passed to extend agreement
with wireless company

Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 44 as an emergency ordinance to approve an extension to the site agreement between the city and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, for the continued use of the Fire Station #6 cell tower at 999 West 124th Ave. Approval provides sufficient time for the city and New Cingular Wireless PCS to finalize a long-term agreement for the shared use of the tower. The equipment necessary for the city’s recently approved citywide radio system has been installed on the monopole.

Fine increase approved

Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 45 on first reading to increase the maximum fine that may be imposed by the Westminster Municipal Court from $1,000 to $2,500. The current fine was consistent with Section13-10-113,C.R.S., until its amendment in the 2013 State legislative session. Section 13-10-113, C.R.S., as amended by HB13-1060, increased the maximum fine that a municipal court may impose for a municipal ordinance violation to $2,650, and added the ability for municipalities to adopt automatic inflationary adjustments to that maximum.

Economic development
agreement passed

Council unanimously passed Councilor’s Bill No. 47 on first reading authorizing the city manager to execute and implement an Economic Development Agreement with DigitalGlobe, a company that provides high resolution satellite images, aerial images and geospatial content to commercial, government and military markets. DigitalGlobe has entered into a long-term lease for and will occupy the entire building at 1300 W. 120th Ave. and will occupy the new location in 2015.

The next council meeting is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. in Westminster.

— Compiled by Ashley Reimers