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Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

Hugh McKean will be sworn in as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives on January 11. Recently McKean indicated he intends to continue to represent Ward III until January 10. By law, the Council cannot set a special election until a member resigns. Once a letter of resignation is tendered the Council must… Continue reading Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

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Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On

Since 2012 the Council has discussed changes to Capital Expansion Fees (CEFs) for new development. Council member Dave Clark noted that CEFs for a single-family home have increased 800 percent since 1984 when they were introduced. Clark said his home has only appreciated 300 percent since then. He continues to champion reducing fees for residential… Continue reading Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On

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Loveland: Fogle Elected Mayor Pro Tem

John Fogle was elected Mayor Pro Tem at the Nov. 10 City Council. The mayor pro serves when the mayor is absent and as such this is a powerful role. Dave Clark, who had previously held the role made the nomination. Interestingly, no one else was nominated and there was no discussion before the Council… Continue reading Loveland: Fogle Elected Mayor Pro Tem

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Loveland: List of Council Candidates Growing

Dave Clark will challenge incumbent Mayor Cecil Gutierrez. The Ward 1 race will feature Rich Ball and Pat McFall. Leah Johnson and Buddy Meyers are the candidates for the Ward 2 seat. So far John Fogle is unopposed in his attempt to gain a second term representing Ward 3. In Ward 4, incumbent Ralph Trenary… Continue reading Loveland: List of Council Candidates Growing

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Loveland: Council Wants to Revise Affordable Housing Policy

The City Council has waived over a half a million dollars in development fees in the last year and apparently some Councilors aren’t feeling that the City is getting a return on its investment. John Fogle, in particular, made pointed comments about the Giuliano project, which has received over $2 million worth of waivers and… Continue reading Loveland: Council Wants to Revise Affordable Housing Policy

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Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles

The City Council had a long discussion concerning a possible Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Johnstown on April 2. According to staff, Larimer County has made it clear than an agreement between the two municipalities must be intact before the County will consider extending Loveland’s GMA overlay zoning district to allow more commercial development at the… Continue reading Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles

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Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division

Another long and tense water debate ended with a 5-3 vote. After months of study sessions the Council had appeared to settle on a complicated funding plan that included long-term debt, internal borrowing and rate increases. However, the issue of whether or not to include $750,000 of general fund money each year for five years… Continue reading Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division

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Council Struggles with Capital Expansion Fees

During its most recent discussion, the City Council was not able to reach consensus regarding the 2013 Capital Expansion Fee (CEF) increases proposed by staff. In total, staff is recommending that the package of residential CEFs be raised from $12,531 to $12,959. It should be noted that CEFs are only part of the story when… Continue reading Council Struggles with Capital Expansion Fees