Northglenn City Council voted on the following during its Sept. 9 meeting. Council members in attendance were Carol Dodge and Wayne Dodge, Ward I; Leslie Carrico and Joe Brown, Ward II; Mayor Pro Tem Susan Clyne and Marci Whitman, Ward III; and Kim Snetzinger and Gene Wieneke, Ward IV. Mayor Joyce Downing was absent.
Council approved by a 7-1 vote a resolution to impose the following operating fees for retail marijuana licenses: initial operating fee for any retail marijuana business is $2,500; annual renewal operating fee license cost is $1,000. Councilwoman Leslie Carrico, Ward II, voted against the fees — she has voted against having retail marijuana businesses in the city.
Council unanimously approved its consent agenda which included an item appointing Theresa Rikhoff as a regular member of the Liquor Licensing Authority to fill a vacant term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.
Council unanimously approved a resolution to purchase a 12-inch capacity brush chipper with trailer from Altec Industries Inc. in an amount not to exceed $26,500. The 2013 Parks Division Capital Equipment budget appropriation for this item is $31,746. This chipper is a new piece of equipment that will provide efficiencies for the forestry division when tree or limb removals are necessary. The forestry division had a smaller chipper at one time, but it failed and was taken out of service several years ago. Currently when a tree removal is done, the limbs are loaded into a pick-up bed, transported back to the Maintenance and Operations Facility, stored and chipped with a rented chipper.
The next regular meeting will be 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.
— Compiled by Tammy Kranz