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File #: 19-415    Version: Name:
Type: Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: Approval of the Proposed 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the Barnes & Powers North Business Improvement District Presenter: Carl Schueler, Comprehensive Planning Manager
Attachments: 1. 2020 Operating Plan and Budget - Barnes & Powers North BID

 

 

Title

Approval of the Proposed 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the Barnes & Powers North Business Improvement District

 

  Presenter: 

Carl Schueler, Comprehensive Planning Manager

 

Body

  Summary:

The Barnes & Powers North Business Improvement District (BID) is a legal entity separate from the City of Colorado Springs.  However, as required by State statute, it is necessary for City Council to review and approve the proposed 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the BID.

 

  Previous Council Action: 

City Council approved the creation of this BID in 2004 (Ordinance No. 04-49), and has approved the BID Operating Plan and Budget annually since its formation.  In 2007, City Council approved issuance of $4,000,000 in bonded indebtedness to reimburse the developers for eligible public improvements costs.  In 2014, Council approved a minor exclusion of property from this District in order to add property to the Barnes & Powers South BID for the purposes of allowing that District to continue to operate with its current board of director (Ordinance No. 14-4).

This item was introduced in a City Council Work Session on October 7, 2019.

 

  Background:

The boundaries of this development-specific BID were established pursuant to an election in 2004.  This BID has an elected board comprised of individuals associated with Nor’wood Development Group.  The District is authorized to provide the acquisition and financing of improvements, construction of improvements, operation and maintenance of parking facilities, roadways, lighting, driveways, public utilities, and landscaping.
 
This Operating Plan and Budget is provided in format consistent with the standard template approved by Council in August 2014 for these documents.

This BID does not anticipate any major changes or new activities in the coming year.

 

  Financial Implications:

The District issued $4,000,000 Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds, Series 2007 to complete capital improvements in an area that was built by the developer as outlined in the 2005 and subsequent Operating Plans.  The proposed mill levy for the BID in 2020 is 50.000 mills (1.000 mill for general expenses and 49.000 mills for debt service), which represents no increase from 2019.

The Operating Plan and Budget project sufficient revenues to meet the financial obligations of the BID and to maintain positive fund balances.  As a separate legal entity, the financial activities of the BID are separate from those of the City.  Responsibility for its indebtedness is specific to the property in the BID, and is not an obligation of the City.

 

  Board/Commission Recommendation:

The BID Board of Directors recommends City Council’s approval of the 2020 Operating Plan and Budget.

 

  Stakeholder Process:

N/A

 

  Alternatives:

N/A

 

Recommended Action

  Proposed Motion:

Move to approve the proposed 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the Barnes & Powers North Business Improvement District.

 

Summary of Ordinance Language

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