Greeley: Residents Invited to Comp Plan Kick-Off

Imagine Greeley, the City’s comprehensive plan update, is scheduled for a formal launch on March 3. An all-day workshop is scheduled from 9:00 to 4:00 pm that day as well as an open house from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for those who cannot attend the workshop. It is very important for GARA members to participateContinue reading “Greeley: Residents Invited to Comp Plan Kick-Off”

Greeley: GARA Supports 3A

GARA’s Board of Directors voted to support a proposed 10.34 mill levy override (MLO) which will appear on the November ballot as ballot measure 3A. If it passes, it would give the Greeley-Evans School District 6 $12 million a year for seven years. This equates to an additional $540 per student, per year. District 6Continue reading “Greeley: GARA Supports 3A”

Greeley: GARA Endorses Incumbent Commissioners

GARA’s Board of Directors voted to approve three recommendations made by an interviewing committee. After interviewing five of the seven Weld County commissioner candidates (Carl Erickson and Lynette Kilpatrick did not respond to repeated invitations), the committee unanimously voted to recommend the three incumbents: Sean Conway (at-large), Mike Freeman (District 1) and Barbara Kirkmeyer (DistrictContinue reading “Greeley: GARA Endorses Incumbent Commissioners”

Nation: Call for Action Ongoing

The Call for Action on HR 3700 will be active until July 15. CAR’s goal is 20 percent participation per association. As of today, here are the results for our associations: BARA – 5.12 percent FCBR – 18.15 percent GARA – 19.86 percent LAR –  15.46 percent LBAR – 24.04 percent Encourage your REALTOR friendsContinue reading “Nation: Call for Action Ongoing”

Greeley: Voters Finally Approve Streets Funding

The City of Greeley will have a new streets funding mechanism with the successful passage of ballot measure 2A. The food tax (2B) was reauthorized for five additional years. The revenues will be used exclusively for capital maintenance of facilities, parks and street maintenance. GARA supported both measures.

Greeley: No Surprises in Council Election

Mayor Tom Norton will serve a third term after easily defeating challenger Patrick Wardell. Three unopposed candidates — two incumbents (Robb Casseday and Mike Finn) and newcomer Rochelle Galindo were elected to serve on the City Council. Note: GARA endorsed all four successful candidates. The new Council will look much like the old one butContinue reading “Greeley: No Surprises in Council Election”

Greeley: Cash in Lieu Report Released

BBC Research & Consulting has finished its study of Greeley’s Cash in Lieu (CIL) water policy. The consultants say the volume of water Greeley requires from residential developers is very close to the average across the region.  However, “the cost to developers of approximately $25,000 per home is above average” compared to the average priceContinue reading “Greeley: Cash in Lieu Report Released”

Greeley: City Begins Water Dedication Discussion

When the City went through the process of updating its impact fees it became clear that water fees for residential development also needed to be reviewed. After hiring a consultant, Doug Jeavons of BBC, City staff scheduled a series of meetings with stakeholders (GARA, the HBA and the Water Board) to get input. Jeavons saidContinue reading “Greeley: City Begins Water Dedication Discussion”

Greeley: Council Approves Impact Fees

The Greeley City Council voted 5-2 to adopt new capital improvement fees in March 2015. John Gates and Charlie Archibeque voted against the proposal in the public hearing on Jan. 20th. Sadly only two members of the public spoke at the hearing, including Neal Jandreau, GARA’s chairman. John Gates voiced concern with the decision byContinue reading “Greeley: Council Approves Impact Fees”

Greeley: Impact Fees Another Step Closer to Approval

The City Council is scheduled to review the proposed impact fee methodology on Dec. 16 and hold a final public hearing on January 6, 2015. At a work session on Dec 9 it seemed that some members of the Council were a bit uncomfortable with the new fees, but they cannot argue with the logicContinue reading “Greeley: Impact Fees Another Step Closer to Approval”