City Council recognized the following groups and voted on the following items during a regular meeting on Jan. 14. Council members in attendance were Mayor Marc Williams; Mayor Pro Tem Rachel Zenzinger, District 1; Mark McGoff, District 2; Shelley Cook, District 3; Bob Dyer, District 4; and Bob Fifer, councilman At-Large. Don Allard, councilman at-large, was absent.
Council recognized 13 high school students for being selected to the All-State Choir and three students for being selected as part of the 61st annual Colorado All-State Orchestra. 1,800 juniors and seniors from across the state auditioned to be part of the choir and students from all four of Arvada’s high schools were selected.
Students selected from Pomona were Peter Olschner and Ben Pilcher; from Arvada was Donnie Restad; from Ralston Valley was Jillian Derloshon; and from Arvada West were Jennifer Baer, Bradley Becker, Jordan Brudos-Nockels, Devon Bushkovski, Jordan Crout, Andrew DePree, Elise Hill, Kaitlyn Moon and Lacey Mills. Pilcher, Baer and Mills are all participating in the All-State Choir for the second year.
Violinists Erik Fellenstein from Arvada West and Krystian Salva from Pomona as well as violist Natalie Stepaniak from Ralston Valley were selected for the All-State Orchestra.
Council voted 6-0 to approve to use $57,042 to assist Family Tree’s Housing and Family Emergency Supportive Services Fund. The funds were originally a loan from the city to Family Tree.
The loan had to be repaid because the apartments which it helps purchase for Family Tree’s use as transitional housing were sold to a third party and no longer used for the same purpose.
The money repaid from the loan, $57,042, will now be used by Family Tree to provide families who are at risk for homelessness with assistance in obtaining supportive services they need to address immediate needs and improve self-sufficiency.
Council approved the rezoning and preliminary plans for a new development with a 6-0 vote. The development, The Views, is a 5.3 acre area at 11815 W. 64th Ave.
The rezoning changed the property from Planned Unit Development - Residential, 15.23 units per acre, to Planned Unite Development Residential, 22.58 units per acre. The Views’ development plan includes 120 units in a multifamily development. It will consist of four buildings each with three levels with 45 garages and 76 carports available.
The development will also include a clubhouse, a pool and other amenities. Rent is expected to be $1.25 per foot, which is cheaper than the average $1.40 to $1.45 per foot being charged in similar developments, said Scott Yates with SW Development Group during the council meeting.
The next council meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road.
Compiled by Sara Van Cleve