Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

The Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® has endorsed Steve Olson in the election to select a new City Council member to represent Ward 3. Olson, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and active member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, has the skills and experience to serve LovelandContinue reading “Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson”

Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

The City Council has been discussing a new methodology for calculating capital expansion (or impact) fees for new development for five years. Last week staff presented Council with a resolution adopting the new plans based fees but after a long conversation, Council opted to postpone the decision until September. The CEFs under consideration included fire,Continue reading “Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees”

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

In a few years, Loveland drivers will see a third lane on US 34 over the I-25 intersection and a reconfiguration of the SH 402 and I-25 intersection as part of CDOT’s Phase One expansion of I-25. The City Council approved a resolution committing $14 million to include the improvements now rather than adding themContinue reading “Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects”

Loveland: Council Allocates Sales Tax to Affordable Housing

Last week the City Council approved a resolution allocating 1.25 percent of the previous year’s sales tax – or about $500,000 — to the affordable housing fund. The resolution includes a funding cap of $2 million to allow the accumulation of funds over time for matching or back -up grant funding for affordable housing projectsContinue reading “Loveland: Council Allocates Sales Tax to Affordable Housing”

Loveland: Tax Crusader Plans Initiative

Larry Sarner, who unsuccessfully challenged the City of Loveland regarding the constitutionality of creating and taxing the Downtown Development Authority, announced his intent to gather signatures for a ballot initiative to reform sales tax policies. Although he did not provide details, Sarner told the City Council the initiative would eliminate the sales tax on foodContinue reading “Loveland: Tax Crusader Plans Initiative”

Loveland: Broadband Discussion Bogs Down

Staff hoped the City Council would choose a business model for the City’s broadband initiative Tuesday night, but the Council clearly wasn’t comfortable making that decision yet. The City’s Broadband Task Force recommended City Council direct staff to move forward developing a municipal retail – residential and business model like Longmont’s, while continuing to considerContinue reading “Loveland: Broadband Discussion Bogs Down”

Loveland: Planning Commission Reviews New Development Code

On Jan. 23, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on proposed changes related to development procedures proposed for the new Unified Development code. Sarah Warnock, Chair-Elect of LBAR told the Commission LBAR strongly supports the new code both conceptually and specifically in terms of the proposed procedures. Ms. Warnock was the only member ofContinue reading “Loveland: Planning Commission Reviews New Development Code”

Loveland: Three Candidates for Ward 3

Deputy City Clerk Beverly Walker confirmed there are three candidates for the Ward 3 special election set for April 11: Steve Olson, John Keil, and Howard Dotson. Olson is a CPA and board member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance. Keil is a hemp farmer who has lived here for 2 years. Dotson is aContinue reading “Loveland: Three Candidates for Ward 3”

Loveland: Multiple Candidates for City Council Seat

As of now three candidates have emerged for the City Council Ward 3 seat vacated by Hugh McKean: Steve Olson, a CPA and NCLA board member; Howard Dotson, a pastor; and John Keil, a marijuana investor. Olson has lived in Loveland for decades, while Dotson and Keil are new residents. The special election is scheduledContinue reading “Loveland: Multiple Candidates for City Council Seat”

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Recently CDOT officials discussed opportunities to improve the I-25/34 and I-25/402 interchanges as part of the Phase One expansion of North I-25. It is less expensive for Loveland to coordinate the improvements while CDOT is working on the highway. CDOT doesn’t have the funding to pay for the interchanges but if local governments can help,Continue reading “Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements”