‘Enhanced design standards ‘ finalized for Interstate 25 and Colo. 392 area; Three things to know about Windsor’s town board meeting
October 29, 2016
Windsor's town board met for its regular meeting Monday night.
Here are three things to know about what happened:
1. Design standards approved
Windsor's town board finally wrapped up the process of modifying design standards for development around the Interstate 25 and Colo. 392 area.
Monday night, Windsor's town board approved, on second reading, new "enhanced design standards" for the I-25 and Colo. 392 area, also called the Corridor Activity Center or CAC.
These new standards range from requiring architectural design elements and landscaping to buffer zones — 40 to 60 feet — between residences and commercial buildings and more.
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2. Municipal judge appointments
Town board members voted to appoint Associate Municipal Court Judge Teresa Ablao as the town's new Presiding Municipal Judge.
Windsor's town board spent hours during the Oct. 17 work session interviewing and discussing candidates for the presiding municipal judge seat.
In addition to her associate judge role in Windsor, Ablao holds similar positions in Fort Collins and Greeley and serves as a presiding municipal judge in Wellington and Hudson. She also serves as the liquor licensing authority in Windsor and the liquor and marijuana licensing authority in Commerce City.
Board members interviewed Ablao, Kristin Brown, Michelle Kline and Diane Knutson.
With the board voting on first reading to approve Abloa as Windsor's next judge they also needed to appointed a replacement associate judge for the town. They voted to appoint Kline to the associate position.
3. Board supports bond, MLO
Windsor's town board voted to formally support the Windsor-Severance Re-4 School District bond and mill levy override election items.
The school district is asking voters to approve a $104.8 million bond measure — which will cost $185 million to repay — to build a second high school and construct significant improvements to Windsor High School and the district's elementary and middle schools. The district is also pursuing a mill levy override of up to $3.6 million to cover operating costs of the proposed new high school.