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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MONDAY, MARCH 15, 1993 SUBDIVISIONS (#179) 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: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Elaine Spencer, Director of General Engineering Services; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 1. ADRIEL HILLS SITE PLAN FOR THE 16TH SUPPLEMENT TO THE OVERALL FILING (#93-SU0218): NE 1/4 06-07-68; SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 11 AND COUNTY ROAD 50; 1/4 MILE EAST OF LINDENMEIER LAKE; 12.9 ACRES; 1 LOT; M-MULTIPLE FAMILY ZONING (3-15-93) This request for Final Plat approval of 43 detached single family condominium units on 12.9 acres was heard by the Board on March 1, 1993, and subsequently tabled until today to allow time for the applicant and residents of Adriel Hills to hold a neighborhood meeting to address concerns. Chairman Hotchkiss removed this item from the table and opened the hearing. Mr. Kadera reported that at the neighborhood meeting held last week, 21 items were discussed and many were resolved. The only change to the original Staff Recommendation is the addition of a condition to require the developer to provide adequate collateral to guarantee the installation of landscaping and an irrigation system. Mr. Peter Dietze, attorney for the developer, and Dan Dean, homeowner and spokesman for the residents of Adriel Hills, thanked the Board and Staff for their cooperation and patience in this matter and for allowing time to resolve the majority of their concerns. Discussion followed relating to the completion date of January 1, 1995 being changed to July 1, 1996. Mr. Kadera noted that the completion date will automatically be two years from the date the Chairman signs the final resolution; therefore, the completion date will be two years from a date specific in April, 1993. Staff Findings include: 1) Adriel Hills began as a condominium project in 1971, before Larimer County adopted a Planned Unit Development regulation; 2) The project has proceeded according to the requirements of condominium law contained in the State statutes; 3) The consolidation of previous filings and a settlement between the developer and the existing condominium owners resulted in an Overall Filing in 1975, which provided for the completion of the project; 4) The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution on May 27, 1975, to recognize the Overall Filing and provide for the completion of the project pursuant to County regulations; 5) The proposed site plan for the 16th Supplement to the Adriel Hills Overall Filing is consistent with the previously approved Master Plan; 6) Pursuant to the provisions of the Planned Unit Development Resolution for Final Phase Plan review, the site plan for the 16th supplement to the Overall Filing for Adriel Hills can be approved with the following conditions relating to the health, safety, and welfare of the present and future inhabitants of this area. The Staff Recommendation, as amended, is for Approval of the Site Plan for the 16th Supplement to the Adriel Hills Overall Filing with the following conditions: 1) Construction plans for water and sewer lines shall be approved by the appropriate districts. Water distribution plans shall be subject to the approval of the Poudre Fire Authority; 2) Drainage plans shall be approved by the County Drainage Administrator. Street plans shall be subject to the review of the County Engineer; 3) Prior to the issuance of any building permits, the applicant shall execute a Subdivision Improvements Agreement and provide acceptable collateral to guarantee the completion of improvements necessary to serve the proposed units, including but not limited to, streets, water, sewer, fire hydrants, drainage, landscaping, irrigation, and other utilities; 4) Approval of this site plan shall constitute the final approval of units for Adriel Hills. No further development will be permitted pursuant to the Overall Filing without full County Review under the provisions of the Planned Unit Development Resolution; 5) Any application for a building permit shall be accompanied by a site plan for the affected building envelope and the building envelopes on each site. The plan shall be required to verify the minimum separation between buildings of six (6) feet and between eaves of four (4) feet. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Amended Conditional Staff Recommendation and approve the Adriel Hills Site Plan for the 16th Supplement to the Overall Filing (#93-SU0218). Motion carried 3 - 0. The meeting recessed at 9:45 a.m. MEETING WITH JOHN WALKER REGARDING SCENIC BYWAY (#180 The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with John Walker, Representative for Scenic America. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; John Barnett, Director of Planning; and Wayne Lawler, Acting County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. Mr. Walker presented a video "Signs, Signs, The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Community Sign Control" by Scenic America and reviewed a summary of Senate Bill 167. Mr. Walker described the benefits derived from the Federal Legislation "Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), and stated that if SB 167 is enacted, it will eliminate the Federal Scenic Byways Program as it exists now. Therefore, Mr. Walker requested the Board to draft a Resolution in opposition to SB 167 to send to the Colorado Legislators, and to send letters of support to the Colorado Transportation Commission encouraging the designation of the Interchange of I25 and Colorado 14 as the point of beginning for the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway. A proposal being considered would designate the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway beginning at Ted's Place north of Fort Collins to Walden. Discussion followed. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board instruct Mr. Barnett to draft a Resolution in oppositon to Senate Bill 167 and letters of support for the designation of Colorado 14 from the I25 Interchange to Walden to be included in the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic and Historic Byway; these documents will be presented for signature during Administrative Matters on March 17, 1993. Motion carried 3 - 0. Mr. Harold Fisher, property owner along Highway 14, questioned if he should expect zoning changes along this route; he was assured that the zoning will not change and the moratorium on signs does not affect signs in existence, only the construction of new signs. The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 1993 PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING (#181 & #179 @ 2650) The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Rex Smith, Director of Public Works. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Elaine Spencer, Director of General Engineering Services; Len Bammer, Fleet Manager; Stephen Carow, Public Works Senior Analyst; and Wayne Lawler, Acting County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 1. REQUEST TO RELOCATE COUNTY ROAD 190 (GLENDEVEY): Olivia Peterson, Owner of Old Glendevey Lodge, reviewed the road conditions in front of their Lodge and informed the Board that soon logging trucks from Laramie will be using this road to avoid a low-weight capacity bridge on an alternate road. Ms. Peterson stated this road cannot handle the logging trucks and will pose tremendous danger to their guests, staff, and livestock. Ms. Peterson also stated that drainage problems exist resulting from a spring south of the Lodge. Mr. Smith stated that the County's general policy is to require the property owner to improve their roads, but the County will help in any way possible. Ms. Spencer suggested the logging company needs to be contacted and should share in the responsibility for this road. It was suggested that a seasonal weight limit could be posted on this road. Mr. Smith and Ms. Spencer will look into this matter further and report back to the Board. 2. TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MARCH 26: Ms. Spencer stated that if Larimer County is going to be a part of the Upper Front Range Transportation Planning Region, an elected official needs to be designated to represent Larimer County at the State-wide Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting on March 26, 1993. This will be an organizational meeting. Commissioner Disney volunteered to be the representative to attend this meeting. Mr. Smith informed the Board that before the the Upper Front Range Transportation Planning Region is formed, we need to enter into an Intergovernmental Agreement which requires a 100% sign-off by all the incorporated cities and towns in the County. 3. PROJECT #169 - RECONSTRUCTION OF CR 38E: A request has been received from the construction engineers on Project #169 for the Board to authorize the installation of signs prohibiting bicycle traffic at this site; the bicycles are a hazard and create a very dangerous situation. Commissioner Disney suggested that signs be posted at the access points. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize Ms. Spencer to install signs prohibiting bicycle traffic during the reconstruction of CR 38E from Shoreline Drive to Lakeview Drive. 4. REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO PROCEED WITH SHIELDS STREET REMEDIATION: Mr. Smith requested Board approval and the Chairman's signature on a Notice to Proceed on the Shields Street Remediation work. An itemized listing from Terracon, Inc. estimates the cost for the remediation work to be $32,900. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the expenditure of $32,900 to complete the remediation work at Shields Street, and authorized the Chairman to sign the Notice to Proceed with Terracon, Inc.; monies to be derived from the Capital Expenditures Fund. Motion carried 3 - 0. 5. FLEET DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: Mr. Bammer presented a brief overview of the Fleet Management Department, its' mission, composition, and method of operation. The Fleet Management Department is designed to provide the essential technical and managerial services necessary to acquire, maintain, operate and dispose of a wide range of vehicles and equipment required by other entities to complete their assigned tasks. Mr. Bammer stated that Fleet has several issues which will require creative solutions and a commitment of resources to solve; the four main issues are: A) Computer System: The existing computer system is ten years old, is expensive to maintain, and does not provide adequate management information for present needs. Fleet Management would like to purchase a smaller, lighter system which will connect with Road and Bridge and bring them into the 21st century. The cost of the new system (LAN) is estimated at $25,000 to be split equally between Fleet and Road & Bridge. Current budgets will allow for these costs to come from budget savings and fund balances without disturbing operational or capital needs. This proposal has received verbal CIDA approval. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the request for new computer equipment for the Fleet Management Department, subject to written approval by CIDA; source of funding will come from budget savings and fund balances shared equally between the Fleet Management and Road and Bridge Departments, not to exceed $25,000. Motion carried 3 - 0. B) Livermore Shop: This shop has a long list of problems which would be very costly to repair. A few years ago, Larimer County purchased 40 acres for the future site of a new Livermore Shop; cost for replacement would be approximately $300,000 and would come from the Capital Expenditures Fund. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to direct Mr. Bammer to draft a plan for relocation to the new site, with cost estimates, etc., and return to the Board with a proposal. C) Equipment Replacement Program: At present, the County does not have an adequate, cost effective equipment replacement program. Fleet proposed the possibility of centralizing the process and utilizing the expertise available in-house to eliminate many existing problems. The establishment of a replacement fund, a revision of existing purchasing procedures, and the implementation of a realistic replacement schedule need to be established. The Board requested Mr. Bammer to prepare a cost analysis before budget time showing cost savings for setting up a replacement program. Mr. Smith cautioned the Board that if we decide on the equipment replacement program, the County will need to allocate additional monies to the Equipment Replacement Fund. D) Environmental Policy: In 1995 the State will be enforcing a mandate concerning the inclusion of alternative fueled vehicles as part of new purchases; also new regulations regarding diesel emissions will go into effect and have a major impact on how specifications will be written for replacement equipment. These new regulations will result in increased costs to the County. Mr. Bammer posed the question, "Should the County be environmentally responsible at higher cost to the taxpayers or be fiscally responsible at the expense of the environment?" Commissioner Duvall stated the County needs to be in a leadership position and to stand for clean air and clean environment--this is responsible spending. Chairman Hotchkiss agreed that if all the cost factors are relatively close, Larimer County should be a leader. The meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 1993 ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS (Defective Tape) The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Wayne Lawler, Acting County Administrator. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: John Barnett, Director of Planning; Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Personnel; Patsi Maroney, Compensation & Benefits Specialist; and Bob Grewell, Finance Director. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON: A. RESOLUTION REGARDING SENATE BILL 167 AND LETTER REGARDING SCENIC BYWAY DESIGNATION FOR HIGHWAY 14: Mr. Barnett presented a Resolution and Letter of Support and requested Board approval and the Chairman's signature. The Resolution cites the Board's opposition to the creation of the Scenic Byways Program; the Letter reaffirms the Board's support of the designation of Highway 14 as a Scenic Byway from Walden to Interstate 25. These two items were discussed in a meeting with John Walker on Monday, March 15, 1993. M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve and the Chairman sign a Resolution Concerning Senate Bill 167, The Scenic Byways, and a Letter of Support to the Colorado Department of Transportation for the designation of Highway 14 as a Scenic Byway from Walden to Interstate 25, and authorized Chairman to sign both documents. Motion carried 3 - 0. R93-40g RESOLUTION CONCERNING SENATE BILL 167, THE SCENIC BYWAYS B) RESOLUTION REGARDING HOUSE BILL 1323: Mr. Barnett requested Board approval and the Chairman's signature on a Resolution opposing House Bill 1323 which exempts the division of a tract of 5,000 acres or more from subdivision regulations without local government involved to review this cluster type of development. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt a Resolution in opposition to House Bill 1323 Regarding Exemptions from the State Subdivision Law, and authorized Chairman to sign same. Motion carried 3 - 0. R93-41g RESOLUTION CONCERNING HOUSE BILL 1323 REGARDING EXEMPTIONS FROM THE STATE SUBDIVISION LAW C) APPOINTMENTS TO THE LAPORTE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board reappoint Asher Haun, Mary Lou Schmunk, and Everett Straw to the LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee, and appoint Maggie Smith-Bruehlman to fill a vacancy on this Board; each for 3-year terms ending December 31, 1995, as recommended by John Barnett, Planning Director. Motion carried 3 - 0. 2. DISCUSSION REGARDING ANNEXATION OF COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR RAILROAD AVENUE: Mr. Kadera informed the Board that Loveland is desirous of annexing a strip of land located north of the Larimer County Fairgrounds and, if there are no objections to this annexation, the Board is requested to sign an annexation petition. Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney, advised the Board that ROW's are "owned" by the public and, if vacated, its fee simple ownership reverts to the contiguous property owners. Since Loveland is the contiguous property owner, they do not need to annex this ROW. Ms. Haag's recommendation to the Board is to tell Loveland that no annexation is required and they should add the ROW to their road system; and the Board should sign the addition plat but not sign the annexation petition. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board advise Loveland that annexation of the right-of-way north of the Larimer County Fairgrounds is not required, the ROW should be added to their road system, and following past custom and practice authorized the Chairman to sign the addition plat but not sign the annexation petition, as recommended by Ms. Haag. Motion carried 3 - 0. 3. DISCUSSION OF TWO ISSUES: A) THE FORMATION OF TWO AD HOC COMMITTEES: Mr. Jacobs requested approval from the Board to form two ad hoc committees: 1) To advise the Personnel Director about County policy pertaining to discipline, grievance, and complaints procedures, and 2) To advise the Personnel Director about the development of an employee suggestion system. Mr. Jacobs stated that management, non-management employees, and elected officials will be encouraged to serve on the committees in order to achieve a wide representation of employees. As committee meetings will be held during working hours, department heads will be authorized and encouraged to allow employees to take time off from their regular duties to serve on these committees. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize Mr. Jacobs to proceed in setting up these two committees. B) REQUEST FOR BOARD COMMENTS REGARDING A PROPOSED REVISION OF EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION POLICIES: In response to a request from Myrna Rodenberger, Clerk and Recorder, Mr. Jacobs presented a draft of proposed revisions of employee evaluations and requested comments from the Board. A number of Departments in the County would like their performance evaluation forms to pertain directly to the work performed in the Department. After discussion, the Board agreed that if a department is willing to commit the time and resources in developing an evaluation form which is more effective in identifying the key performance issues in their Department, they are encouraged to do so. Mr. Jacobs will circulate the proposed revision of employee performance evaluation policies to all the departments to enlist their comments. In the meantime, all departments must continue to use the present evaluation form until a proposed substitute evaluation form has been reviewed and approved in writing by the Personnel Director. 4. APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD: M O T I O N Commissioner Disney moved that the Board appoint Sharon Andrews Winfree, Christine A. Carney, and Ann Harbour to the Larimer County Community Corrections Advisory Board; and also reappoint Terence A. Gilmore, Patti Dean, Bill Gordon, Roland Gilmore, and Frank E. Russell; each for 2-year terms ending December 31, 1994, as recommended by the Advisory Board. Motion carried 3 - 0. 5. DISCUSSION REGARDING MUNICIPAL COURT SPACE REQUIREMENTS: Mr. Lawler informed the Board that a long-range decision needs to be made soon regarding the Municipal Court lease renewal. The current five-year lease expires January 1, 1994, and the City has requested another five-year extension. A one-year lease extension was agreed to last year by the Board, which goes until January 1995--20 months from now. City Staff has indicated they need at least 18 months lead time to relocate if the County has other needs for the space. Mr. Lawler noted that the Chief Judge is of the opinion the Courts' crowding problems are escalating and they would prefer the lease not be extended beyond the January 1995 date. It has been demonstrated over the years that housing the Municipal Court in the courthouse is beneficial to the citizens. Mr. Lawler invited the Board to take a tour of the facilities and possibly meet with the Judicial Administrator; the Board agreed to take the tour before making a decision regarding this matter. 6. WORKSESSION: -- Donation of sick-leave hours for Josh Zander: The Board was requested to authorize the donation of sick-leave time from Larimer County Employees for Josh Zander; his son had 27-hour brain surgery and possibly could be going to Boston for further treatment. Ms. Maroney stated that Mr. Zander has five weeks sick leave accumulated and may not need the extra time. Many employees have volunteered a portion of their hours for Josh. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize an additional 90 days of employee-donated sick leave time for Josh Zander, to be used after all of Mr. Zander's sick and vacation hours have been expended. 7. DOCUMENT REVIEW: The following documents, of a routine nature, were considered by the Board: M O T I O N Commissiner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of March 8, 1993, as amended, and the Agenda for the week of March 22, 1993, as submitted. Motion carried 3 - 0. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement for Thomas & Kitty Bruckbauer (2); Everitt Enterprises, Inc.; Ronald Estes/Sue Rowena; Robert & Judy Johnson; Front Range Investors; Exchange Partners (2); and Roger/Leslie Northen; as recommended by the County Assessor, Steve Miller. Motion carried 3 - 0. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following miscellaneous documents: Federal National Mortgage Minor Residential Development Plat; Stagecoach Subdivision Amended Plat of Lots 4 & 7, Block 2; Amended Plat of Lots 15 & 16 Johnson's Subdivision; and the Connour Minor Residential Development Lot Sale Restriction. Motion carried 3 - 0. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to Fox Acres Country Club - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS ; Red Feathers Lakes, CO; and Loyal Order of Moose - Loveland Lodge #484 - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Loveland, CO. Country Approval was granted to The Store - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO; The Dunraven Inn - 6% - Estes Park, CO; and Carter Lake Marina - 3.2% - Loveland, CO. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following documents: A93-32 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE B.A.S.E. CAMP (Before and After School Childcare Program in Thirteen Elementary Schools) A93-33 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (Caregivers Program for Seniors A93-34 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CARE-A-VAN/SAINT (Transportation for Low-Income, Elderly, and the Handicapped) A93-35 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE WOMEN'S CENTER A93-36 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND R-VNA HOME CARE SERVICES A93-37 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE HOUSE OF NEIGHBORLY SERVICE (Emergency Housing and Prescription Assistance for Clients in Loveland and Berthoud) A93-38 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE YOUTH EMPIRE (Personal Growth and Recreational Activities for Youth, Grades 6-12, in Southern Larimer County A93-39 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES/NORTHERN (Overnight Emergency Shelter, Two Meals a Day, Case Management, Day Labor Program, Etc.) A93-40 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CROSSROADS SAFEHOUSE (Safe Shelter, Etc., for Battered Women and Children and Educational Services) A93-41 LIBRARY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF LOVELAND A93-42 MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND POINT OF SALE SYSTEMS OF COLORADO (Landfill Cash Register System) D93-06 DEED OF DEDICATION BY GARY W. AND SUSAN LONG (Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #189) Motion carried 3 - 0. The meeting recessed at 10:25 a.m. LEGAL MATTERS (Defective Tape) The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 10:30 a.m. in regular sesion with George Hass, County Attorney. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Mike Abrams, Assistant County Attorney; Mike Burch, Risk Manager; Ralph Jacobs, Personnel Director; Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; and Wayne Lawler, Acting County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. Subsequent to the Board requesting Mr. Hass to determine if the County has authority to implement its own air-quality laws, Mr. Hass reported that the County can adopt independent air-pollution regulations. Mr. Hass suggested that after the regulations are adopted, the Board of Health be appointed as the administrative authority to enforce them. Commissioner Disney was concerned about spending Staff time and resources to draft new regulations when the problems with the alfalfa dehydrator may soon be resolved. Commissioner Duvall expressed a desire to start on this right away. After discussion, Staff was directed to pursue this issue further and begin formulating regulations. M O T I O N Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters and pending litigation. Motion carried 3 - 0. The meeting recessed at 11:45 a.m.; no action taken. MEETING WITH DON SANDOVAL (#183) The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with Don Sandoval, Regional Manager Department of Local Affairs. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Recording Clerk, S. Graves. Mr. Sandoval provided an overview of the Department of Local Affairs and the Office of Field Services, and noted that the mission of the Department is to help local governments attain their goals--they are a technical assistance agency. Mr. Sandoval informed the Board that it appears there will be an additional $6 million for infra-structure projects for Colorado, coming thru Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for construction projects. Once the money is released, projects must be ready for bid openings in 90 days. Projects such as acquisition of open space, bike trails, construction of a drop-off point for kids or a family-assistance center in a staff-secure facility which could provide counseling, were discussed as possible projects for these additional monies. Commissioner Duvall volunteered to coordinate efforts to enable Larimer County to receive its fair share of these additional funds. A meeting will be scheduled for department heads to identify projects which have been designed and engineered and "put on the shelf", so that when these monies are available, a project will be ready within the 90 days. Mr. Sandoval also stated there will be additional monies for transportation and there is $10 million in the regular CDBG Program. Mr. Sandoval described the Impact Assistance Program - funds collected from severance of minerals on public lands. Mr. Sandoval described the University Resource Program in which students are available to study, design, do preliminary plans, etc., for a project. Mr. Tim Caters is the University contact person who decides on what projects the students will work. The meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m. ( S E A L ) __________________________________ COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS _______________________________________ Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk