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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1993 SUBDIVISIONS (#158 & #159) The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with John Barnett, Director of Planning. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Russ Legg, Development Processing Administrator; Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Elaine Spencer, Director of General Engineering Services; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. Mr. Barnett noted that the Windemere Acres Subdivision Preliminary Plat Item has been withdrawn by the applicant. Mr. Barnett stated that the following is a consent item and will not be discussed unless requested by the Commissioners and members of the audience. 1. GINDLER STREET NAME REQUEST - #93-020220: LOCATION 08-06-69; FA-1 FARMING ZONING (2-22-93) This is a request to name a road to serve 35 acre tracts; the proposed street name is Gindler Ranch Road. Staff Findings include: 1) The proposed street name "Gindler Ranch Road" is a unique street name in this area; 2) The proposed street name has been reviewed and approved by all appropriate reviewing agencies. Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the proposed street name "Gindler Ranch Road" for a previously unnamed street south of Horsetooth Reservoir. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Recommendation and approve the Gindler Street Name Request (#93-020220). Motion carried 3 - 0. 2. PROUTY MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#92-EX0186): NW 1/4 OF 5-08-68; SOUTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 62 ABOUT 1/2 MILE WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 62 AND COLORADO HIGHWAY 1; 58 ACRES; 4 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING (2-22-93) This is a request to divide a 58-acre parcel into four lots of 10, 10, 10, and 28 acres for single family dwellings. Mr. Kadera reviewed the major issues and concerns. Staff Findings are: 1) The proposed Prouty Minor Residential Development is consistent with the zoning of the site, with existing development in the area, and with the minimum requirements of the Subdivision Resolution; 2) The County Engineer has reviewed this proposal and made certain recommendations with respect to the access to the proposed lots; 3) Approval of the Prouty 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; 4) Prouty Minor Residential Development was submitted prior to the February 1, 1993, Amendment to the Minor Residential Development process. Bryan Prouty, applicant, addressed the Board and requested two exceptions to the road requirements: 1) A 20-foot road with 1-foot shoulders instead of 22 feet with 4-foot shoulders; and 2) The cul-de-sac be moved from the end of the third lot to the beginning of the third lot because of a small rise in the middle of the third lot would cause the end of the cul-de-sac to be out of sight until the driver was within 200 feet of the end. Ms. Spencer noted that the 22-foot road with 4-foot shoulders is the absolute minimum allowed. A letter received from the Martins, adjacent property owners, with concerns of future subdividing and sufficient irrigation water for all was discussed. Following lengthy discussion, the Staff Recommendations were amended as follows: Denial of the Variance request to allow the street standard proposed by the applicant; Approval of the Variance request to allow a dead end of 1,400 feet, rather than 660 feet, with the condition that the construction of the access be in strict conformance with the minimum requirements established by the Larimer County Road Standards and Policy Manual, unless such conditions are modified and approved by the County Engineer; and Approval of the Prouty Minor Residential Development, with the following conditions: 1) The water line improvements and road construction shall be included in a Subdivision Improvements Agreement, which is secured by appropriate collateral. The Subdivision Improvements Agreement shall be fully executed before the Final Plat is recorded; 2) The method of fire protection, either sprinkler systems or on-site storage, shall be noted on the Final Plat; 3) The following notes shall appear on the Final Plat: A) Engineered foundation plans shall be required for all construction on this site; B) The results of a radon detection test shall be submitted to the Planning Division before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued for any residential structure on this site; C) Larimer County Park Fees shall be paid when building permits are issued for single family dwellings on each lot; D) Section 2.8 Off-Site Road Fees of $6,648 shall be paid when building permits are issued for single family dwellings on each lot; 4) The applicant shall execute a written agreement with North Poudre Irrigation Company concerning access and maintenance of irrigation facilities on this site; 5) Before the Final Plat is recorded, the boundary line dispute with the adjacent properties shall be resolved; 6) Prior to recording the Final Plat, the applicant shall submit an irrigation plan which addresses the delivery and maintenance of irrigation water to the proposed lots; applicant shall also submit to the County Attorney's Office for review an agreement which addresses rights of adjacent property owners with respect to irrigation water. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Amended Staff Recommendations and Conditions and approve the Prouty Minor Residential Development (#92-EX0186). Motion carried 3 - 0. 3. WORKSESSION - ADRIEL HILLS: Mr. Kadera reviewed the history and provided an update on Adriel Hills Condominiums which will appear on next week's Planning Agenda. Mr. Kadera noted that many of the concerns have been addressed and resolved, but next Monday a Site Plan for the 16th Supplement to the Overall Filing for Adriel Hills will be brought before the Board and items to be addressed will be to ascertain if building code requirements have been met, and that signoffs from all utilities have been obtained from County Engineering and for drainage. 4. NON-AGENDA ITEMS DISCUSSED: A) Request from Division of Wildlife - Mr. Gordon noted that a meeting has been scheduled with Planning, Engineering, the Sheriff, and the Division of Wildlife on March 2, 1993 to discuss Douglas Lake. B) Request for Action on Hohnholz Reservoir Lease: Mr. Legg requested Board approval for a letter of support stating that Hohnholz Lakes are a valuable resource to the Larimer County citizens. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the letter of support and recommendation by the Division of Wildlife to renegotiate the lease for the Hohnholz Lakes. Motion carried 3 - 0. C) Public Hearing on Enterprise Zone: Mr. Barnett asked the Board whether or not a Public Hearing should be held on Enterprise Zones. The application for the Enterprise Zone is pending and it is anticipated that changes will be made in the application--additional areas may be eligible, including Estes Park and Berthoud, and it would be appropriate to have a Public Hearing on these revisions. It was recommended that the Overall Economic Development Committee be the appropriate advisory group for this process to be continued. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to refer this matter to the Overall Economic Development Committee to consider having a Public Hearing on the Enterprise Zone to review the original application and any revisions. D) Senate Bill 67: Mr. Barnett stated that it would be appropriate for the Board to contact their Senators and Representatives to voice concerns regarding Senate Bill 67--the Bill which would raise the 35-acre designation to 160 acres. E) Policy for Meeting with Developers: Commissioner Disney requested guidance regarding policy for meeting with developers prior to meetings concerning land-use items. Ms. Haag stated there is no problem with visiting the site, but disclosure of such a visit and any information gained from the visit should be shared publicly with the audience at the land-use meeting. F) Design Review Overlay Zone: Commissioner Disney questioned whether Larimer County could adopt a Design Review Overlay Zone to apply some covenants to development to prevent building on top of ridge lines noting that "visual landscape is a basic resource which must be preserved". Ms. Haag will research this concept to see if it can be included in our Master Plan. G) Planning and Legal Worksession: Commissioner Duvall proposed to Ms. Haag that a Planning/Legal Worksession be scheduled to discuss what the Board can and cannot do, where policy exists or does not exist, etc. The meeting recessed at 11:15 a.m. MEETING WITH PARKS AND RECREATION TO REVIEW PARKS MASTER PLAN (#159 @ 2523) The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with John MacFarlane, Director of Parks. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: K-Lynn Cameron, Parks Planner; Members of the Parks Board; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. Ms. Cameron reviewed the Comprehensive Parks Department Master Plan as developed by EDAW and a Citizens Task Force; Ms. Cameron noted that Larimer County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country and that the parks in Larimer County are nearing capacity. Ms. Cameron reviewed the process followed for developing this Master Plan and the eight options considered for adoption. After conducting a Larimer County Parks Survey, the option chosen by the Task Force was to maintain the current system at an acceptable level and expand the system to include trails and open space. The Task Force developed a Mission Statement and goals and objectives; the Mission Statement states in part that the mission of Larimer County Parks is to provide high-quality outdoor recreational opportunities for present and future residents of the County and its visitors. The goals under the Mission Statement were outlined; provide diverse opportunities for water-based recreation, protect open space within the County, coordinate the development of a regional trail system, provide a safe and high quality experience for all users of county parks and facilities, and provide adequate funding and make the most of resources. Ms. Cameron broke down by percentage the funding sources and potential funding increase strategy; such as, increase in user fees, Colorado Lottery, one-cent sales tax, land dedication, grants, etc. Ms. Cameron noted that currently in the master planning process they are in the long extended public review process; meeting with all the cities and towns, parks and recreation boards, service clubs, to spread the information to as many people as possible and to incorporate their ideas into the plan. Ms. Cameron will be coming back to the Board in late Spring asking for the Board's recommendation to send the Master Plan onto the Planning Commission, so the Planning Department and the Parks Department can work together in the implementation of this Plan thru the development review process. Mr. Ken Ashley, former Parks Board Chairman, thanked the Citizen's Task Force for all their time and effort in putting together this Master Plan which is acceptable to Staff, the Parks Board, and the Board of County Commissioners. Chairman Hotchkiss also thanked the Task Force and noted they have done a great job in laying out the options. Commissioner Disney suggested the Parks Department explore the idea of obtaining ISTEA funding. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt Option 7 of the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan to maintain the current system at an acceptable level and expand the system to include limited trails and open space, extend the Board's appreciation to the Citizen's Task Force for their dedication and involvement, and let the Staff know they are heading in the right direction. Motion carried 3 - 0. After reviewing anticipated proposed increases in personnel, operating and management, and capital expenses for the Parks Department for 1993, Mr. MacFarlane requested Board approval of an additional $129,375 to be derived from the Parks Conservation Trust Fund; currently having a balance of $546,730. Mr. MacFarlane noted that the Parks Board has reviewed this expenditure increase and recommends approval. Much discussion followed. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the additional budget request of $129,375 for the Parks Department for 1993; but cautioned Mr. MacFarlane to delay payout as much as possible until the effects of Amendment #1 are determined. Monies for this expenditure will be derived from the Conservation Trust Fund. Motion carried 3 - 0. The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1993 HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) QUARTERLY MEETING (#161) The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Paul Cooper, HHS Chairman and Director of Community Corrections. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were the following HHS Council Members: Neil Gluckman, ETS Director; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director Health Department; Doug Keasling, Director Social Services; Dr. Keith Olson, Director Mental Health; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.- Mr. Cooper reviewed the history and organization of the HHS Council and noted that the key components of the Mission Statement are communications and coordination between the Departments of Community Corrections, Employment and Training Services, Health, Human Development, Mental Health, and Social Services. Mr. Cooper outlined the tenure, duties and responsibilities of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the HHS Council and the 1992 goals and accomplishments were reviewed for the new Commissioners. Discussion ensued regarding future direction for the HHS Council. Commissioner Duvall queried whether there was a way to measure accomplishments in protecting and improving the quality of life for individuals and families in the County and wondered if it is possible to measure "outcomes" for such things as affordable housing, availability of affordable health care, juvenile crime, etc. Chairman Hotchkiss stated we need to identify the magnitude of these problems and determine what is our responsibility to solve. Commissioner Disney asked if it was possible to prepare a spectrum-impact statement, such as an environmental impact statement, and he would like to address the perception of duplication/effectiveness of services. It was noted that process rather than issues will be discussed at the County Retreat and Commissioner Duvall expressed interest in having a worksession with legal counsel sometime in the future to determine the Board's legal position with regard to taking a stand on issues. The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1993 ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (#162) 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: Rena Mackrill, Director of Human Development; Carol Gillespie, Community Programming Director; Char Jockman, CHAT Coordinator; and Linda Coxen, District Attorney Office Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON THE 1993 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) WORK PLAN: Ms. Gillespie requested Board approval of the 1993 CSBG Work Plan and noted the Plan is the same as presented the past three years. Ms. Gillespie stated that the grant is based on poverty population and the allocation was increased by $10,000 this year. No County funds are required for this request. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the 1993 Community Services Block Grant Work Plan, as requested, and authorized the Chairman to sign same. Motion carried 3 - 0. 2. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF A GRANT APPLICATION REGARDING THE "LARIMER COUNTY YOUTH OUTREACH PROJECT": Ms. Coxen requested Board approval of a grant application for the Larimer County Youth Outreach Project. The purpose of the grant is to create a County-based outreach center to facilitate the entry and dissemination for all information and services available for prevention and intervention of tobacco and alcohol use and abuse for youth in Larimer County. Much discussion followed. Commissioner Duvall expressed her concern that with this grant application a complete new program is being developed and she would like to see coordination with Team Fort Collins, Loveland, and the DARE Program. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to defer action on this matter until a meeting can be scheduled with John Mudgett, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator and promoter of this grant, to ascertain if this program can be incorporated with one already existing to prevent duplication of operational costs. 3. WORKSESSION: -- Cultural Conservancy Information Item: Mr. Gordon informed the Board that the Cultural Conservancy has been successful in obtaining the $600 matching funds necessary to comply with the Commissioners grant conditions; therefore, the County will issue a check for $1,317.50 for their portion of the grant for the work session this week. Mr. Gordon also issued an invitation to the Board from Mary Palmer to attend a worksession in the Department of Human Development to be held at 1:30 p.m. on February 26, 1993. -- House Bill 1038: Ms. Rodenberger, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, wanted to inform the Board that she is going to testify next week for House Bill 1038 and wondered if the Board had objections because this increase in revenue (approximately $200,000), for one-half year, may be a concern because of Amendment #1. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to take a neutral position on this matter. -- PILT Legislation: The Board received a request from the Director of CCI to write a letter of support to Senators Campbell and Brown and Congressman Allard requesting them to co-sponsor federal legislation related to Federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT). The Board directed Mr. Gordon to write a letter of support for this request for the Commissioners to sign. -- Stanley Hotel Roof Repairs: Commissioner Disney received a request for the Board to send a letter of support to the Colorado Historical Society supporting the application for a grant proposal for roof repairs on the Stanley Hotel. -- Combined Communication Services: On November 9, 1992, Sheriff Shockley was directed by the Board to take the leadership role in determining interest and participation efforts of all service providers in Larimer County in contracting for an analysis and study to design a plan and cost figures for a combined communication center and report back to the Board within sixty days. Today, Sheriff Shockley reported that the Poudre Emergency Communications Center is willing to fund 25% of a study up to $25,000; this includes Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins Police, and Poudre Valley Fire;butd no one else is willing to fund this study. The cost of the study is between $20,000 and $80,000. Due to lack of interest and cooperation, Commissioner Disney and Sheriff Shockley will meet to decide the next course of action. 4. 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 February 15, 1993, as amended, and the Agenda for the week of March 1, 1993, as submitted. Motion carried 3 - 0. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement for Timberline Tech Center, Inc., and Commercial Federal Savings, as recommended by the County Assessor, Stephen Miller. Motion carried 3 - 0. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the following miscellaneous documents: Vista Bonita 6th Amended Plat; Blakeslee Minor Residential Development Plat; Ranch Acres Amended Plat; Amended Plat of Lot 21 of the Replat of Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Replat of Part of Block 2 and a Part of Block 3 of Boxelder Estates First Filing, and the East 36.66 Feet of Lot 1 of the Replat of a Part of Block 2 and a Part of Block 3 of Boxelder Estates First Filing; Audrey's Acres Minor Residential Development Plat; Tiley Minor Residential Development Plat; and the Statement of the Semi-Annual Condition of Larimer County to the Board of County Commissioners by the County Treasurer of Larimer County. Motion carried 3 - 0. LIQUOR LICENSES: County Approval was granted to Mulberry Inn - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the following documents: A93-20 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 38E BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DARRYL D. KIMMEL AND MARY K. KANE (Project #169) D93-04 DEED OF DEDICATION BY JOHN W. DAY FAMILY PARTNERSHIP (Dedication of Portion of Property to be Used as Public Highway - (Project #175) D93-05 DEED OF DEDICATION BY HOLNAM, INC. (Dedication of Portion of Property to be Used as Public Highway - Project #145) R93-26s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PLAT OF AUDREY'S ACRES MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT R93-27s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRELIMINARY PLAT OF KOTIN SUBDIVISION R93-28s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PLAT OF FEIGHNER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT R93-29s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A WATER EASEMENT OF WINDCLIFF ESTATES SUBDIVISION R93-30s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL OF SADDLEBACK SUBDIVISION, PHASES II, III & IV Motion carried 3 - 0. The meeting recessed at 11:00 a.m. APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular session to make appointments to County Boards and Commissions. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were Bill Gordon, County Administrator and Joan Duchene, Secretary to the Commissioners. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board make appointments and re-appointments to the following Advisory Boards and Committees: BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Reappoint Harry Halfacre as alternate for a 1 year term ending 12/31/93. Appoint Phil B. Mazur as alternate for a 1 year term ending 12/31/93, and Patrick Fitzsimmons for 3 year term. BOARD OF APPEALS: Reappoint James A. Cox and Roger R. Dechairo as a regular member each for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95, and appoint Harold Miller as an alternate member for the remainder of his term ending 12/31/93. BOARD OF HEALTH: Reappoint Kenneth Curtis, Jr., M.D. for a 5 year term ending 2/11/98. Appoint Commissioner Jim Disney as Liaison Member. BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH: Reappoint Cheryl Nichols for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. Appoint Fran Riggenberg and Jane Lovejoy, each for a 1 year term ending 12/31/93; and Dr. Peggy Pettit for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. EXTENSION ADVISORY BOARD: Rita Bennett's term re-established as a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Reappoint Brian Buell, Alan Cunningham, Vern Sunset, and Chris Zell each for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. Appoint Commissioner Duvall as Liaison to this Committee. PLACEMENT ALTERNATIVES COMMISSION: Reappoint Joni Friedman and Galen Kirchmer each for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. Appoint Caroline Westers and Al Sharon each for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. PLANNING COMMISSION: Appoint Edward Haimes and Michael Doten each for a 3 year term ending 12/31/95. WEED CONTROL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Reappoint Gilbert Aronoff, Dr. George Beck, Beatrice Boner, Connie Lynn Ludwig, and Oscar H. Schmunk each for a 1 year term ending 12/31/93. Appoint Ken Wood for a 1 year term ending 12/31/93. Motion carried 3 - 0. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was that next year when appointments are made, each Department Head will be requested to be present to make recommendations and be available for questions. Also, it was suggested that the application form be revised. The meeting recessed at 3:50 p.m. and continued at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 1993 and adjourned at 10:00 a.m. _________________________________ COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN ( S E A L ) BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTEST: ______________________________________ Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk