Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 8/19/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 8/19/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

1a. Impact Fees (Fire, Police, Municipal Facilities and Parks) and Water Plant Investment Fees

1b. Update from Economic Development Partners


Wednesday, 8/21/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Certificates of Appointment

To the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Board

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings 

5ai. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 19.608 Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Maverick Estates Annexation to R­4 (Residential ­ 4 du/ac), Located at 2428 H Road ­Continued from May 1, 2019

5aii. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 1.336 Acres of Lands and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Townhomes at River Park Annexation to R­8 (Residential ­ 8 du/ac), Located at 3178 D Road

5aiii. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 16.00 Acres of Lands and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Two Ponies Annexation to C­1 (Light Commercial) and R­8 (Residential ­ 8 du/ac), Located at 3095 D ½ Road

5bi. An Ordinance for Supplemental Appropriation for the Acquisition of Real Property

Items Relating to the November 2019 Coordinated Election

6a. A Resolution Setting a Title and Submitting to the Electorate on November 5, 2019 a Measure Concerning the Issuance of Bonds to Finance Transportation Improvements and to Retain and Spend Revenues as Defined by Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado
Constitution for Payment of Transportation Debt and Providing Other Details Relating Thereto

6b. An Ordinance Placing a Charter Amendment Concerning the Authorized Length of Leases on the Election Ballot for the Regular Municipal Election and Setting a Public Hearing for September 4, 2019

6c. A Resolution Calling a Special Election for November 5, 2019


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Western Colorado Senior Games

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Grand Junction Parks and Recreation is hosting the 18th Annual Western Colorado Senior Games in con junction with Crossroads Fitness, August 19-25, 2019. This week long athletic competition is designed to bring the 50+ community together for fun, camaraderie, and athleticism. New events this year include disc golf and indoor cycling. Spectators and media are invited to any of the following events:

Day                                                     Time:                       Location


*Indoor cycling offered every day – all week long at Crossroads Fitness Airport Location.

Mon., Wed., Fri: 10:30am – 3:30pm/Tues., Thurs: 5-11am/ Sat., Sun: 8am – 5pm

Monday, August 19

Bocce Ball                                           8:30am                 Hawthorne Park, 400 Gunnison Ave.

Billiards 8 Ball                                   9:00am                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.

Table Tennis                                       2:00pm                 Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 ½ 29 ¼ Rd.

Disc Golf                                              5:30pm                 Watson Island, 729 Struthers Ave.

Tuesday, August 20

5K Run/Walk                                       8:30am                 Canyon View Park: Baseball Shelter, 730 24 Rd. (east side)

Cornhole                                              9:00am                 Canyon View: Liberty Cap, 730 24 Rd.

Golf: 2 Person Scramble                   3:00pm                 Lincoln Park Golf Course, 800 Mantlo Cr.

Wednesday, August 21

Longest Drive                                      7:30 am                Lincoln Park Club House (9th Fairway), 800 Mantlo Cr.

Golf Chip/Putt                                      9:00am                 Lincoln Park Golf Course, 800 Mantlo Cr.

Basketball Shoot                                 1:00pm                 Bookcliff Activity Center, 540 ½ 29 ¼ Rd.

Cribbage                                               2:00pm                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.

Thursday, August 22

Swimming                                            7:30am                 Orchard Mesa Pool, 2736 Unaweep Ave.

Horseshoes                                          9:00am                 Canyon View Horseshoe Pits, 730 24 Rd. (northeast side)

Billiards 9 Ball                                    9:00am                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.

Bowling                                               1:00pm                 Orchard Mesa Lanes, 295 27 Rd.

Friday, August 23

Field Events Shot/Discus                  7:00am                Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.

Other Field Events                            7:30am                 Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.

Track Events                                      9:00am                 Lincoln Park Sports Complex, 910 No. 12th St.

Pinochle                                             1:00pm                 Senior Recreation Center, 550 Ouray Ave.

Steel Tip Darts                                  1:00pm                 Eagle Aerie, 1674 US 50

Saturday, August 24                       

Pickleball                                          9:00 am                Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts, 1340 Gunnison Ave.

 Sunday, August 25

Pickleball                                          9:00 am                Lincoln Park Pickleball Courts, 1340 Gunnison Ave.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 8/19/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – August.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sewer line Replacement Project

  • S. 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between Winters Avenue and D Road
  • All business access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – September.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Roadway Striping Project

  • D Road / Riverside Parkway from 32 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Please do not cross wet paint
  • Expect delays

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – August.

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to through traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue heading west along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway between the 25 Road overpass and the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 8/12/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – August.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

Sewer line Replacement Project

  • Winters Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Riverside Parkway and S. 12th Street
  • S. 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between 4th Avenue and Winters Avenue
  • Detour route will be in place
  • All business access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – September.

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

8th Street and 9th Street Between Walnut Avenue and Orchard Avenue – Waterline Replacement Project

  • 8th Street and 9th Street are closed to through traffic
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated Completion – Late August

Walnut Avenue between 8th Street and 10th Street – Waterline Replacement Project

  • Walnut Avenue is closed to through traffic
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated Completion – Late August.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – August.

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to through traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will continue heading west along the westbound lane of Riverside Parkway between the 25 Road overpass and the 24 Road overpass
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with moderate delays 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday
  • All business access will remain open
  • Anticipated completion – October.

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 8/5/2019

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here: http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 8/5/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5thStreet

Discussion Topics

1a. Possible Ballot Items for the November Election


Wednesday, 8/7/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5thStreet

Presentations

Progress Overview for The Center for Living Your Best from Christy Whitney, HopeWest

Program Presentation from Kevin Barclay, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Proclamations

Proclaiming August 9, 2019 as Coworking Day in the City of Grand Junction

Appointments

Appointment to the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority Board

Appointment to One Riverfront

Regular Agenda

Public Hearings 

4ai. . Consider a Request by SLB Enterprises LLC, for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment from Industrial and Commercial/Industrial Future Land Use Designations to a Commercial Future Land Use Designation and a Rezone from I­1 (Light Industrial) and I­O
(Industrial/Office) to C­1 (Light Commercial) for Three Properties Having a Total of 12.2 Acres and Located North of the Colorado River, South of C ½ Road and Directly East of Las Colonias Park

4aii. Resolution to Vacate Four Separate Public Utility, Drainage and Sanitary Sewer Easements and Ordinance to Vacate Portion of the W Indian Creek Drive Right­of­Way and Temporary Turnaround Identified in the Pepper Tree Filing No. Three Subdivision Plat,
Located at the South End of W Indian Creek Drive

Resolutions

5a. A Resolution Authorizing and Ratifying a Contract with Winters Avenue, LLC for the Purchase of Property


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 8/4/19

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Riverfront Trail Closure – Las Colonias Park

  • Bike / Pedestrian Trail closed from the intersection of 27 ½ Road and C ½ Road to the Old Mill Bridge (Bridge leading to Eagle Rim Park)
  • Bridge access will remain open by way of detour
  • A well-marked detour will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – August.

Street Striping and Pavement Marking Project (Weather Permitting)

  • City crews will be striping the following streets this week:
    • 28 1/2 Road from Orchard Avenue to I-70B
    • 28 3/4 Road from Orchard Avenue to North Avenue
    • 29 Road from I-70B to G Road
    • Patterson Road from 27 1/2 Road to 28 1/2 Road
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint
  • Expect short delays.

7th Street Reconstruction – Orchard Avenue to Patterson Road Project

  • Construction continues along the western half of 7th Street
  • Walnut & Bookcliff Avenues will be closed intermittently west of 7th Street
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will be provided
  • All businesses remain open during construction – don’t forget to support your local businesses!

2019 Street Chip Seal & Fog Seal Program

  • The heavily traveled streets affected by this week’s activities include the following:
    • Chip sealing of Horizon Drive from I-70 to H Road on Sunday, August 4
    • Fog sealing of Patterson Road from 27 1/2 Road to 28 1/2 Road on Monday, August 5
    • Fog sealing of Redlands Parkway/ S. Broadway from Hwy 340 Roundabout to Wildwood Drive on Monday, August 5
    • Fog sealing of 25 1/2 Road from Patterson Road to G Road on Tuesday, August 6
    • Fog sealing of 1st Street from Patterson Road to F 1/2 Road on Tuesday, August 6
    • Fog sealing of W. Orchard Avenue from 29 Road to 29 1/2 Road on Tuesday, August 6
    • Fog sealing of F 1/2 Road from 29 Road to 29 1/2 Road on Tuesday, August 6
    • Fog Sealing of Horizon Drive from I-70 to H Road on Wednesday, August 7
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected.
  • Alternate route advised.

Sewer line Replacement Project

  • Winters Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Riverside Parkway and S. 12th Street
  • S. 15th Street will be closed to through traffic between 4th Avenue and Winters Avenue
  • Detour route will be in place
  • All business access will be provided
  • Anticipated Completion – September.

Monument Road Trail Project

  • Monument Road Shoulder work south of S. Redlands Road
  • Intermittent lane closures and traffic delays can be expected
  • A portion of the Lunch Loop trails are closed
  • Informational signs will be posted in the parking lot and we apologize for the inconvenience.

8th Street and 9th Street Between Walnut Avenue and Orchard Avenue – Waterline Replacement Project

  • 8th Street and 9th Street are closed to through traffic
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated Completion – Late August

Walnut Avenue between 8th Street and 10th Street – Waterline Replacement Project

  • Walnut Avenue is closed to through traffic
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated Completion – Late August.

Riverside Park Improvement Project

  • Riverside Park Drive is now permanently closed between W. Colorado and Hale Avenue
  • A well-marked vehicle and bicycle detour will be in place
  • Anticipated Completion – November.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

32 Road Sewer Line Replacement Project – Clifton Sanitation District Project

  • Watch for utility construction (various locations) along 32 Road between I-70B and D Road
  • Please slow down through the work zones and obey traffic control signs and personnel
  • Motorists may experience intermittent lane closures and detours
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Vista Grande Drive (Redlands) Water Line Upgrade – Ute Water Project

  • Vista Grande between E Road and Hwy 340 will be closed to through traffic 8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be provided for local residents
  • Anticipated completion – August.

Orchard Avenue Reconstruction from Normandy Drive to 29 Road – Mesa County Project

  • Orchard Avenue will be closed to through traffic 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access will be maintained for local residents at all times
  • Anticipated completion – November.

30 Road from I-70 Business Loop to Patterson Road (F Road) Waterline Replacement Project – Ute Water Project

  • 30 Road will have intermittent single lane traffic in each direction between Patterson Road and I-70B
  • Access will be provided for local residents and businesses
  • Delays can be expected
  • Anticipated Completion – December.

Gas Line Construction from 1100 Independent Avenue to 2331 River Road – Public Service Company of Colorado Project

  • Gas Line Construction will start mid-week in front of Banana’s Fun Park heading west along the west bound lane of Riverside Parkway
  • Expect alternating one lane traffic with delays
  • All business access will remain open
  • Crews plan on working Mondays – Saturdays with an anticipated completion date of October.

2019 Ballot Initiative Community Meeting

fancylogonobackgroundsized-fwA community meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 31st, at 5:00 p.m. at the Avalon Theatre to discuss potential ballot items for the general election held in November. Potential ballot items to be discussed include transportation capacity solutions and a city charter amendment for the length of term for leases in Las Colonias Park.

The City is seeking input from the community on these items and staff will be present to answer questions.


Contact:  Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager   970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org