Jefferson County, Colorado, the City of Arvada,
the City of Golden, the City of Lakewood, the City of
Westminster, and the City of Wheat Ridge
on Transportation Issues Affecting Their Respective Jurisdictions
This Agreement is entered into this _____ day of April, 1999 by the City of Arvada, Colorado ("Arvada"), the City of Golden, Colorado ("Golden"), City of Lakewood, Colorado ("Lakewood"), the City of Westminster, Colorado ("Westminster"), City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado ("Wheat Ridge"), and Jefferson County, Colorado (the "County") (these six jurisdictions collectively referred to as the "six jurisdictions").
Whereas, all six jurisdictions have been working together for several years to address mutual transportation issues; and
Whereas, all six jurisdictions have been working together with other entities to devise a structure suitable for managing the Northwest Quadrant Transportation Feasibility Study funded through the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG); and
Whereas, the six jurisdictions recognize that they are vitally affected by the results of this study and are willing to be financial participants; and
Whereas, the six jurisdictions recognize that Arvada and Westminster have established it is in their best interests to move as quickly as possible in building a "Northwest Parkway segment" between State Highway 128 and State Highway 93 north of Golden; and
Whereas, the six jurisdictions recognize that the City of Golden has established it is in its best interest to prevent such further road building until Golden can be assured that such road-building will not adversely affect its quality of life; and
Whereas, all such parties agree that it is important to conduct an independent and professional feasibility study on the issues involved; and
Whereas, the six jurisdictions recognize the importance of providing effective citizen participation mechanisms to this process; and
Whereas, all six parties agree that it is important to have a workable forum in which to meet and discuss issues in a productive manner.
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, the parties agree as follows:
Section 1. Feasibility Study Management Committee
By adoption of this Intergovernmental Agreement, the six jurisdictions agree to form a new committee to actively manage the Feasibility Study. This committee, which shall be known as the "Management Committee", will consist of:the three Jefferson County Commissioners
one City official appointed by the City of Arvada
one City official appointed by the City of Golden
one City official appointed by the City of Lakewood
one City official appointed by the City of Westminster
one City official appointed by the City of Wheat Ridge
Each of the six jurisdictions will have one vote on the Committee, and the Committee will select a chairperson from among its members.
Each of the City Councils will appoint one alternate member who shall be eligible to participate in discussions and vote only in the absence of the primary member.
At all meetings, the official representative may bring such staff people as he or she wishes to advise on developing issues.
Section B. Task of the Management Committee.
The first meeting of the Feasibility Study Management Committee shall be held on the _____ of May, 1999, at the Jefferson County Government Center at which meeting the Committee will organize itself and its work program.
Tasks for the Committee
Agreement on the specific work tasks to be included in PhaseÝI of the contract with CH2M Hill and management of that contract.
Agreement on the broad outlines for Phase II and management of the Phase II contract
Adoption of an effective citizen and interest group participation plan for Phases I and II.
Coordinate and communicate closely with the [City of Broomfield's] Northwest Parkway Authority, CDOT, DRCOG, and other identified groups.
Section C. Funding Commitments.
In order to maintain continuity, the six jurisdictions agree with the previous Steering Committee selection of CH2M Hill as the primary contractor for the Feasibility Study. The entities also agree in concept to the Phase I contract with CH2M Hill, which is estimated to cost $107,000.
Contingent upon the new Feasibility Study Management Committee agreeing on the citizen participation component and the specific terms of the contract with CH2M Hill at its first meeting, the entities agree that they will fund the Phase I contract as follows:a. Jefferson County $ 25,000
b. City of Arvada $ 16,400
c. City of Golden $ 16,400
d. City of Lakewood $ 16,400
e. City of Westminster $ 16,400
f. City of Wheat Ridge $ 16,400TOTAL $107,000
The entities also anticipate that this $107,000 will provide an acceptable match to the $300,000 DRCOG Planning Study which will be requested by the Management Committee upon successful completion of Phase I and successful definition of Phase II.
By adopting this IGA, the six jurisdictions agree to make this financial commitment within two weeks after approval of the CH2M Hill contract by the Management Committee at its first meeting,
Section D. Citizen Participation.
The six jurisdictions recognize the importance of providing effective citizen participation mechanisms to this process. At its first meeting, the Management Committee will introduce, review, and discuss proposals from all six jurisdictions and any other interested party that will provide a workable procedure to gain appropriate input and ideas from the public.
All meetings of the Management Committee shall be open to the public.