PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 1993

                                  SUBDIVISIONS  
                                     (#130) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session
    with   Russ   Legg,   Development  Processing  Administrator.   Chairman
    Hotchkiss  presided;  Commissioners  Klassen and Mekelburg were present.
    Also  present  were:   Jerry  White, Zoning Administrator; Jill Bennett,
    Comprehensive  Planner;  Elaine Spencer, Director of General Engineering
    Services;  Jerry  Blehm,  Public Health; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County
    Attorney;  and  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S.
    Graves. 

    Mr. Legg advised the Board that the following are consent items and will
    not  be  discusssed  in  detail  unless  specifically  requested  by the
    Commission or members of the audience.  

    1.   BARKER  SPECIAL  REVIEW  (#92-ZR0171): W 1/2 OF 13-08-68; EAST SIDE
         OF COUNTY ROAD 3, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 56 (NORTHEAST OF   
         COBB LAKE); 58 ACRES; OPEN ZONING (1-11-93)

    This is a request for Special Review to allow a private airfield (grass)
    for  use  of  lot  owners  in  the Barker Minor Residential Development.
    Staff Findings include: 1) The proposed use is generally consistent with
    the  Zoning  Resolution  and  the  Comprehensive Land Use Plan; 2) Under
    certain  conditions,  the  proposed use will be compatible with existing
    land  uses  in  the area and will not affect those land uses or property
    values; 3) If developed and operated properly, the proposed use will not
    have  an impact on existing services, traffic facilities, or the natural
    environment.

    The  Planning  Commission/Staff  Recommendation  is  for Approval of the
    Barker  Special  Review,  with  the following conditions: 1) No lighting
    allowed  on  the  airstrip; take-offs and landings permitted only during
    the  daylight  hours;  2)  No  fly-ins,  special  events,  or commercial
    operations   permitted;   3)  Only  fixed  wing,  single  engine  planes
    permitted;  4)  Airplanes  and fuel will be maintained on the individual
    lots,  not  in  a common area or structure; 5) A maximum of ten landings
    per  week  will  be  allowed; 6) The airstrip is to be used only for the
    benefit of the four lots in the Barker Minor Residential Development; 7)
    Unless  otherwise  required by the above conditions, all development and
    use  shall  be  consistent  with  Zoning File Exhibit A (Application for
    zoning  action  dated  October  9,  1992,  with attachments); 8) Landing
    patterns  are  to  avoid  houses  other  than  in  the Minor Residential
    Development; 9) Subject to FAA approval, if necessary.  

    2.   POCHE  SPECIAL REVIEW (#92-ZR0150): SW OF 22-09-68; NORTH OF COUNTY
         ROAD 66, EAST OF I-25; 35 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING (1-11-93).  

    This  is  a  request  to  develop  a  wildlife research farm to test the
    effects  of  agricultural chemicals on wildlife.  Staff Findings are: 1)
    The  proposed  use  is  consistent  with  the intent and purposes of the
  
    County  Zoning  Resolution  and  Comprehensive  Land  Use  Plan;  2) The
    proposed  use  is  compatible  with  surrounding  land uses and will not
    impact  other  land  uses  or property values in the area or the natural
    environment; 3) The proposal will not impair the public health, welfare,
    prosperity, or safety if developed and operated properly.   

    The  Planning  Commission/Staff  Recommendation  is  for Approval of the
    Poche  Special Review, with the following conditions: 1) Development and
    operation  of  the  property  must  be  consistent  with  the site plan,
    landscaping  plan,  and narrative submitted by the applicant.  Expansion
    of  the  operation above the maximum levels indicated in the application
    will  require  review and approval through the Special Review procedure;
    2)  A  residential  building  permit  will not be issued on the property
    until  an  unrestricted  water tap is obtained; 3) A State Access Permit
    must  be  obtained  before  any  construction  on  the  site;  4) If the
    applicant  fails  to meet Environmental Protection Agency, Department of
    Agriculture,   Animal   Control   Act,  or  the  Larimer  County  Health
    Departments  Rules  that  regulate  and  license this proposal, and if a
    complaint  of  significant  and substantiated nature is found, then this
    approval  will  be  revoked  and require an additional Special Review to
    resume testing. 

    3.   MEHL MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#92-EX0189): W 1/2 OF 23-04-70;
         SOUTHEAST OF CARTER LAKE ON THE WEST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 27E;  
         37.25 ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING (1-11-93).  

    This  is a request for Minor Residential Development to divide a 37 acre
    parcel  into  two  lots  of 25 and 12 acres for single family dwellings.
    Staff   Findings   include:  1)  The  proposed  Mehl  Minor  Residential
    Development   is   consistent  with  the  minimum  requirements  of  the
    Subdivision  Resolution  for  Minor  Residential  Developments, with the
    existing  zoning  of the site, and with existing development in the area
    and  is  currently  divided by an existing road through the property; 2)
    The  County  Health  and  Engineering  Departments  and  other reviewing
    agencies  have  reviewed  the proposed Minor Residential Development and
    their  comments and recommendations are included in the Staff Report for
    the  County  Commissioner's  Hearing;  3)  Approval  of  the  Mehl Minor
    Residential  Development, with the following conditions, will not result
    in  any  significant negative impacts on surrounding properties, utility
    services, transportation facilities, or the natural environment.

    Staff  Recommendation  is  for  Approval  of  the Mehl Minor Residential
    Development,  with  the following conditions: 1) The new well permit, as
    requested  by  the  State  Engineer in a letter dated December 15, 1992,
    shall  be  provided to the Planning Department prior to recording of the
    Final  Plat;  2) Sufficient additional right-of-way shall be reserved on
    the  Final Plat to provide a half right-of-way of 50' along the frontage
    of  County  Road  27E;  3) The following notes shall appear on the Final
    Plat:  A)  The  south  lot shall only have access from Bennett Road.  No
    access  to  the  County  Road  is permitted; B) A 2.8 Road Fee of $2,836
    shall  be paid at the time of building permit application for new single
    family  dwellings;  C)  Fire  protection for new single family dwellings
    shall  be by water storage and residential sprinkler systems approved by
    the  Berthoud  Fire  District.   No  Variance  from  this requirement is
    permitted;  D)  The St. Vrain Supply Canal Road shall not be utilized as
    an  access  to  the  parcels;  E) Property owners shall not construct or
    otherwise  permit activities in the Canal Easement that would impact the
    operations  and  maintenance  of  the St. Vrain Supply Canal; F) Larimer
    County  Park Fees shall be collected at the time of building permits for
    single  family  dwellings;  G)  Engineered  foundation  plans  shall  be
    required  for  any  construction  on the site; H) The use of the parcels
    shall  be  limited  to  single  family  dwellings  and accessory uses as
    defined  in  the  Larimer County Zoning Resolution; 4) A letter shall be
    received  from the Bureau of Reclamation prior to recording of the Final
    Plat, which indicated the applicant has met and resolved the location of
    the  fence  adjacent  to  the canal; 5) The Final Plat shall include the
    notation  of utilities available to the site; 6) All conditions shall be
    complied  with and the plat recorded no later than July 9, 1993, or this
    approval is null and void.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Klassen  moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Staff   Recommendations   and   approve   the   Barker   Special  Review
    (#92-ZR0171);  Poche  Special  Review  (#92-ZR0150);  and the Mehl Minor
    Residential  Development  (#92-EX0189);  each,  with  the  conditions as
    previously outlined.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    4.   DISCUSSION  OF PROPOSED WATER PARK AT COUNTY ROAD 9 AND HIGHWAY 34:
    The Planning Staff updated the Board on the status of the proposed Water
    Park  in Loveland at County Road 9 and Highway 34.  The proposed site is
    in  the  County  in  the  UGA  and  will  soon be annexed by the City of
    Loveland.   This  matter  will  be heard by the Loveland City Council on
    January  12,  1993 and a Public Hearing held on January 19, 1993.  After
    discussion,  the  Board deferred action until further discussions can be
    held to provide an opportunity for the new Board of County Commissioners
    to participate in any decision regarding this matter.   

    The meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m.  

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1993   

               REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS  
                                  (#130 @ 2199) 

    The  Board of County Commissioners met at 11:00 a.m. in regular session.
    Interim  Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;  Commissioners Disney and Duvall
    were  present.   Also  present  was  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 
    1.  MOTION TO APPOINT CHAIRMAN: 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved that the Board appoint Courtlyn W. Hotchkiss
    as  Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 1993 and authorize
    him to buy and sell real estate upon approval by the Board. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    2.  MOTION TO APPOINT CHAIRPERSON PRO-TEM:  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  appoint  Janet  Duvall as
    Chairperson  Pro-Tem  of  the Board of County Commissioners for 1993 and
    authorize her to buy and sell real estate in the absence of the Chairman
    upon approval by the Board. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.  CONFIRMATION OF BOARD ASSIGNMENTS:  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  confirm  the  following
    assignments to Boards and Committees:   

    Chairman   Hotchkiss:  Block  31  Committee;  Colorado  Natural  Hazards
    Mitigation Council; Committee on Disposition of Forfeited Property; Data
    Processing   Committee;  and  the  following  CCI  Steering  Committees;
    Committee  for  Conflict  Resolution,  General Government Committee, and
    Public Lands Committee. 

    Chairperson Pro-Tem Duvall: Community Action Board; Fort Collins, Inc.,;
    North  Front  Range  Transportation  and  Air  Quality Planning Council;
    Private  Industry  Council;  and  the following CCI Steering Committees;
    Agriculture,   Game  and  Fish  Committee,  Health  and  Human  Services
    Committee, and Transportation Committee.

    Commissioner  Disney:  Emergency Management Title III Board; Fair Board;
    Loveland  Economic  Development Council; North Front Range Water Quality
    Planning   Council;   Parks   Board;  and  the  following  CCI  Steering
    Committees;  Committee  on  the  Future,  Land Use and Natural Resources
    Committee, and Taxation and Finance Committee.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
    4.  POSTING OF NOTICE OF MEETINGS RESOLUTION:   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall moved that the Board adopt a Resolution designating
    the  door  to  the northernmost entrance to the County Courthouse as the
    public   place  for  posting  notice  of  Commissioners'  meetings,  and
    authorized Chairman to sign same.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-05g  RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE PUBLIC PLACE IN WHICH NOTICE IS 
             POSTED OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    The meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m. 

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1993 

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                  (#131 & #132) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session
    with  Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney and Duvall were present.  Also present were: Patty
    Arnett,  Business  Manager  Health Department; and Bob Holt, Fairgrounds
    Manager; Bob Keister, Budget Manager; and Bob Grewell, Finance Director.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    1.   REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE FOR AN ADDITION OF A FULL TIME
    EMPLOYEE  TO  THE  STAFFING  DOCUMENT:   Ms.  Arnett  stated that verbal
    notification has been received from the Colorado Department of Health to
    increase  staffing for three contracts: AIDS Education, Migrant Program,
    and  EPSDT  (Early  Periodic  Screening Testing and Diagnosis).  Funding
    from  the  AIDS  Education  Contract  will  allow  adding  .05 FTE to an
    existing  .90  FTE  of  a  Health  Educator for a total of .95 FTE.  The
    Migrant  Program will fund an additional .25 FTE Program Worker II which
    will  be  added  to  an  existing  .75  FTE to total 1.0 FTE.  The EPSDT
    Program  has  authorized  additional  funding  for  a new .5 FTE Program
    Worker  II.   Ms.  Arnett  noted  that  if  funding is discontinued, the
    staffing  positions  will be eliminated.  No County dollars are required
    for this increased staffing.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve the addition of a
    Full-Time  Employee to the Staffing Document and authorized the Chairman
    to sign the required Personnel Authorization Requests.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    2.  REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE 1993 FEE SCHEDULES - LARIMER COUNTY FAIR
    &  FAIRGROUNDS:   Mr.  Holt  requested  Board approval of a Proposed Fee
    Schedule  for  1993  for  the  Fair  and  Fairgrounds,  as  approved and
    recommended by the Fair Board.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall moved that the Board approve the Proposed 1993 Fair
    and  Fairgrounds  Fee  Schedule, as proposed and recommended by the Fair
    Board and the Fairgrounds Manager.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    Commissioner  Disney  applauded  Mr. Holt for his good management of the
    Fairgrounds  and  commented  on what a valuable hidden economic resource
    the  Fair  and  Fairgrounds  are  to  Loveland  and  to  Larimer County.

    5.  APPOINTMENT TO THE OFFICE ON AGING ADVISORY COUNCIL:

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board appoint Lori Mitchell to the
    Office  on  Aging  Advisory  Council until December 31, 1994 to fill the
    unexpired  three-year  term of Gail Reader, as recommended by the Office
    on Aging Advisory Council.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    4.  WORKSESSION:

    --  Resolution for Reinstatement of Larimer County in CCI:  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve and the Chairman sign a
    Resolution  to  Qualify  for  the  Reinstatement  of  Larimer  County to
    Membership in Colorado Counties, Incorporated.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-06g  RESOLUTION TO QUALIFY FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF LARIMER 
             COUNTY TO MEMBERSHIP IN COLORADO COUNTIES, INCORPORATED

    --  Request  from  County Sheriff's of Colorado: In response to a letter
    regarding the status of the multi-county effort to deal with the ongoing
    problem  of  backlogged DOC inmates, and the state auditor's position on
    reimbursement  for  DOC  inmates,  a cost-sharing approach for retaining
    outside  counsel  to  handle  the  litigation that is being initiated to
    achieve  the  counties goals has been proposed.  Larimer County is being
    asked  to provide $4,000 for this cost-sharing effort and Board approval
    is requested.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board authorize the Larimer County
    Sheriff  to contribute $4,000 to the cost-sharing approach for retaining
    outside counsel for litigation as proposed; funds to be derived from the
    Sheriff's current budget.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
    --  North  Front  Range  Water Quality Planning Association Invoice:  An
    invoice  has  been  received  for  the  1993  Dues  for Larimer County's
    participation   in   the   North  Front  Range  Water  Quality  Planning
    Association  in  the  amount  of $8,409 and Board approval is requested.
    Mr.  Gordon  noted  that funds have been set aside for this expenditure.
    CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD  was  to  approve the payment of this invoice.

    At  10:00  a.m.,  the  Board  moved  into the Hearing Room for continued
    discussion of the proposed Water Park at Highway 34 and County Road 9 in
    Loveland.   Discussion  ensued  regarding  whether or not Larimer County
    should  make  official  comments  on the land-use question at this site.
    This  location  is  in the Urban Growth Area and annexation is proposed.
    Mr.  Legg provided the background information, noting that in October of
    1992  when  the  water  park  was proposed east of Namaqua Hills west of
    Loveland  in  an  annexed area, the former Board of County Commissioners
    called  for  a hearing; now the residents of Boyd Lake Shores have asked
    for  the  County  to do the same for this location.  This matter will be
    discussed  further  at  the  Public Works Meeting scheduled for Tuesday,
    January 19, 1993.   

    At   10.30   a.m.,  the  Board  returned  to  the  Conference  Room  for
    continuation of Worksession during Administrative Matters.  

    --   Legality  of Commissioner Duvall's husband remaining on the LaPorte
    Area  Advisory  Committee:  Commissioner Duvall queried Mr. George Hass,
    County  Attorney, if it would be appropriate for her husband to continue
    serving  on  the LaPorte Area Advisory Committee, an appointment made by
    the  previous  Board  of  County Commissioners.  Mr. Hass does not think
    this will be a problem, but will check for sure to confirm. 

    --  Sunshine  Law Discussion:  A short disussion was held concerning the
    Sunshine  Law.   Commissioner Duvall questioned if carpooling was legal.
    Mr.  Hass  stated that the Sunshine Law applies to meetings in which the
    parties  involved  know  in  advance  the  discussions to take place and
    action  will  be  taken.   The  question  is, "What is the intent of the
    gathering?"  A meeting is scheduled for January 19, 1993 to discuss this
    matter further. 

    --  Courthouse  Security:   Mr.  Gordon noted that the previous Board of
    County Commissioners set aside $80,000 in the 1993 budget for courthouse
    security.   The Sheriff is ready to put out a request for proposal.  The
    plan  is to have one access to the 2nd floor and a metal detector at the
    top.   CONSENSUS  OF THE BOARD was to authorize the Sheriff to work with
    the  Facilities  Manager  in  drafting  a  plan for courthouse security,
    proceed  with  request  for proposals, and return to the Board for final
    approval.   

    -- Management Group Breakfast Meeting:  The Management Group has invited
    the  Board  of County Commissioners for breakfast on January 22, 1993 at
    7:30  a.m.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to attend this breakfast meeting;
    location undetermined at this time. 
    --  Graves  Alfalfa  Dehydrator Committee Reinstatment:  Mr. Gordon will
    work  with Commissioner Duvall regarding the Reinstatement of the Graves
    Alfalfa Dehydrator Committee and present a plan to the Board by February
    1, 1993.

    --  Upcoming Issues to be Discussed:  The Board each reviewed their list
    of  topics desired to be discussed in the future; i.e., reinstatement of
    an  Employee-Employer  Relations  Board,  creation  of  an Environmental
    Advisory  Board,  discussion of the roles of External Auditor and County
    Attorney,  relocation  of  Sheriff  to  Detention  Center  and  District
    Attorney  to  Courthouse,  Commissioner's  Retreat,  creation  of Public
    Relations Position, Agenda Elaboration, etc.

    5.  DOCUMENT REVIEW:  The following documents, of a routine nature, were
    considered by the Board:

    MINUTES/AGENDA  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week  of  January  4,  1993,  and the Agenda for the week of January 18,
    1993, as submitted. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved that the Board approve the State PUC Funding
    for Grade Crossing Warning System Application - County Road 38 - Project
    #196; and an Amended Vreeman Exemption and Jansma Exemption.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR  LICENSES:   County  Approval was granted to The Hauf Brau - 6% -
    Fort Collins, CO.  Licenses were issued to: Red Feather Carry Out - 6% -
    Red  Feather,  CO; Windjammer Liquors - 6% - Loveland, CO; Branding Iron
    Liquor,  Inc.  - 6% - LaPorte, CO; El Dorado Restaurant & Lounge, Inc. -
    6%  -  Fort  Collins,  CO;  Horsetooth Marina Resort, Inc. - 3.2% - Fort
    Collins,  CO;  and Mishawaka Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - With a Waive
    of  Hearing  for  Change  of  Ownership  for  Mishawaka  Inn,  Inc., dba
    Mishawaka  Inn, 13714 Poudre Canyon Road, Bellvue, Colorado for a Tavern
    Liquor License. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

  A93-06   AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD #38E   
           BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PAUL I. HODGES 
           (Project #169 - Horsetooth Road) 
  A93-07   AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD #38E   
           BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND JOSEPH H. BUTLER   
           (Project #169 - Horsetooth Road) 

  A93-08   CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT FOR ATTORNEY SERVICES
           BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RALPH HARDEN   

  A93-09   LEASE ADDENDUM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY 
           COMMISSIONERS AND ALAN MANES AND BRUCE PAGE (Original Lease  
           Agreement dated September 29, 1992 - 300 Jefferson)  

  A93-10   WARRANTY COLLATERAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
           COMMISSIONERS AND ROBERT L. UNDERWOOD FOR MANOR RIDGE
           ESTATES THIRD FILING 

  A93-11   AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND  
           RUSSELL C. BARGER, THOMAS M. RUSSELL (Land to Operate a  
           Firearms Shooting Range by Sheriff - Ingleside Quarry)   

  A93-12   EXTENSION AGREEMENT BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT   
           DISTRICT NO. 4, LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO AND N.E. KITCHEN, INC.  
           DBA KITCHEN AND COMPANY OF ESTES PARK, COLORADO (Snow Removal
           FOR GID #4 - Carriage Hills) 

  R93-07s  RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR MANOR RIDGE   
           ESTATES THIRD FILING 

  R93-08g  RESOLUTION REGARDING DEPOSIT OF 1993 FUNDS BY COUNTY TREASURER   

  R93-09g  RESOLUTION CANCELLING TAXES DETERMINED TO BE UNCOLLECTIBLE   
           (Taxes Which Became Delinquent in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1991)   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board go into Executive Session to
    discuss a personnel matter. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m.; no action taken.   

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1993  

                     WORKSESSION WITH PUBLIC WORKS/PLANNING 
                                     (#133) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m.
    with  Rex Smith, Director of Public Works, and John Barnett, Director of
    Planning.   Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall
    were  present.   Also  present  was  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, M. Bloom.  

    The  purpose  of  this  worksession  is  to  ascertain  Larimer County's
    position  relating  to  formation  of  a regional commission and solicit
    advice  from  the  Planning and Public Works Department prior to meeting
    with Morgan and Weld Counties.  

    Mr.   Smith  noted  that  seventeen  transportation  regions  have  been
    established  throughout  the  state of Colorado - Larimer County is in a
    region  that  also  includes Weld and Morgan Counties.  Mr. Smith stated
    that  the  regions  are exclusive of municipalities within those regions
    which are included in metropolitan planning organizations.  

    If  the counties within this region elect to form a regional commission,
    intergovernmental  agreements  between  the  counties and municipalities
    must  be developed; the Department of Transportation must be notified of
    the  intent  by  February  1, 1993; a draft regional transportation plan
    must  be  developed  by November 1, 1993, with a final plan submitted on
    May  2,  1994.   Additionally,  Mr.  Smith cautioned that formation of a
    commission  would  require  financial resources and a commitment, on the
    part  of the three counties, toward additional staff and/or consultants.
    An  advantage  of  forming  the  commission on a local level rather than
    defaulting  to  the  State  would  be  some local control; however, very
    specific issues must be considered when developing the plan.

    John  Barnett  stated  that  unanimous  approval  of  the  region is not
    required;  75%  of  the  population  and  50%  of  the land area must be
    represented in order to form a commission.  Mr. Barnett identified three
    alternatives  for consideration:  (1) counties form regional commission;
    (2)  state  forms  commission;  or  (3)  counties form regional planning
    commission  but  have  the  state  do the majority of the work.  If this
    region  defaults  to  the state, an advisory committee must be formed to
    work  with  the  commission  -  one  member from each of the 17 advisory
    committees  will  serve  on  a  state transportation advisory committee.
    CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS was to support the option
    of  the state forming a regional planning commission and a member of the
    Board will serve on the advisory committee. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall moved that the Board retire to Executive Session at
    10:10 a. m. to consider personnel matters.  

    Motion carried 3-0. 

    The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m.; no action was taken.   



                                   _______________________________  
                                   COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN  
                                   LARIMER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 


    ( S E A L ) 

    ATTEST: 


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    Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk   



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    Mary R. Bloom, Deputy County Clerk