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Monarch Hotel & Casino to rebrand Riviera signage

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Black Hawk Council IGA for courtrooms, 2014 operating plan and budget

By Patty Unruh

  Black Hawk Mayor David Spellman and City Council members Linda Armbright, Paul Bennett, Jim Johnson, Greg Moates, and Benito Torres met the afternoon of September 11, 2013 for their regularly scheduled Council meeting. Member Diane Cales was absent.

Use of Courtroom Facilities

The Aldermen approved CB 43, an ordinance approving a memorandum of understanding between the Colorado Judicial Department, Gilpin County, and the City of Black Hawk regarding the use of courtroom facilities. Police Chief Cole stated the memorandum of understanding allows Municipal Court to be held at the court.

2014 Operating Plan and Budget

The Aldermen approved CB 44, an ordinance approving the 2014 operating plan and budget for the Black Hawk Business Improvement District. Mayor Spellman stated this ordinance was a yearly housekeeping item.

Monarch Hotel & Casino Signage

The Aldermen approved Resolution 35-2013, a resolution conditionally approving a certificate of appropriateness for a comprehensive sign plan for the Monarch Hotel & Casino. Vince Harris, Baseline, explained the document was for Council’s review and approval of the rebranding of the Riviera. He stated that Monarch Casino is hoping to have the rebranding done by the end of the year, explaining that staff recommends approval with the two conditions. He stated the resolution includes the license agreement for the two signs over the Main Street right-of-way.

2014 CIRSA Renewal

The Aldermen approved the 2014 CIRSA (Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency) Renewal. Assistant to City Manager for Administration, Melissa Greiner, explained that this is a 3% increase from this year.

5280 Strategies, LLC

The Alderman approved the Second Addendum to Professional Services Agreement with 5280 Strategies, LLC. Greiner explained this extends 5280 Strategies’ contract to 2014 with no increase of fees.

Support to Great Outdoors Colorado

City Manager Lewis explained that in Council’s packet there was a letter sent to Roger Baker and the County for support to Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) for their grant regarding a pavilion at the ball field.

Executive Session

City Attorney Carberry requested an executive session to receive legal advice to a specific legal question. The Council moved and seconded the motion and then adjourned into executive session.

The Council reconvened the regular meeting after the executive session.

Heads Up

Black Hawk City Council meets next on Wednesday, September 25, at 3 p.m. at 211 Church Street in the new Council Chambers next to the Police Department.

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