Loveland Bike Trail
 

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, APRIL 12, 1993  

                                  SUBDIVISIONS  
                                     (#194) 

    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: Jerry
    White,  Zoning  Administrator;  Richael  Michels, Development Processing
    Planner;  Jill  Bennett,  Comprehensive Planner; Elaine Spencer, Manager
    Engineering  Operations  &  Planning; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health;
    and  Jeannine  Haag,  Assistant  County  Attorney.   Recording Clerk, S.
    Graves. 

    Mr.  Barnett stated that the following is a consent item and will not be
    discussed  unless  requested  by  the  Commissioners  or  members of the
    audience.   

    1.   PRIME  MINOR  RESIDENTIAL  DEVELOPMENT  AMENDED  PLAT (#93-EX0249):
         SE 1/4 30-06-68; NORTHWEST CORNER OF COUNTY ROAD 28; 9.48 ACRES;   
         1 LOT; FA-FARMING ZONING (4-12-93).

    This  is  a  request  for  an  Amended  Plat  of  Lot  3  of Prime Minor
    Residential  Development  (#S-72-89)  to relocate building envelope from
    the  southeast  corner of the property to the west side of the property.
    Staff  Findings  include: 1) The Prime Minor Residential Development was
    conditionally  approved  on  November  20, 1989; 2) The proposed Amended
    Plat  of Lot 3 building envelope will not create any new building sites;
    3)  The  County  Health  and  Engineering  Departments and all utilities
    serving  this  area  reviewed  the  proposed  Amended Plat and stated no
    objections;  4) Approval of the proposed Amended Plat will not result in
    any  significant  negative  impacts on surrounding properties, utilities
    services, transportation facilities or the natural environment. 

    Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 3, Prime
    Minor  Residential Development, with the following conditions: 1) A fire
    hydrant  must  be  installed  prior to building permit.  2) The driveway
    must  meet  the  requirements  of  the  Uniform Fire Code and receive an
    access  permit  from  the  County  Engineering  Department; 3) All other
    conditions  of  the  Prime  Minor Residential Development still apply to
    this Amended Plat.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Staff Recommendation and approve the Prime Minor Residential Development
    Amended Plat, with the conditions as outlined.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
  
    2.    HASTINGS   KENNEL   SPECIAL   REVIEW   (#92-ZR0130):   W   1/2  OF
          27-04-73; NINE MILES SOUTH OF ESTES PARK IN INNBROOK SUBDIVISION, 
          WEST OF HIGHWAY 7; 5 ACRES; FA-FORESTRY ZONING (4-12-93)  

    This  is  a request for Special Review to allow a private dog kennel for
    35  Siberian  Huskies.  Mr. White noted that the applicant has requested
    tabling  of  this  item  until  August  1,  1993;  but letters have been
    received  from  adjacent  property  owners  requesting the item be heard
    today,  as it has been tabled twice previously.  Also, a number of other
    neighborhood  residents  have  written  letters requesting the denial of
    this  application.   The  Planning Commission heard this matter on March
    17,  1993  and  recommended  denial; Staff also recommends denial of the
    Special  Review.   In  order  to  bring  some closure to this matter and
    guidance  to  the  applicant  and  adjacent  property  owners, Mr. White
    suggested  that  if the Board determines not to approve this application
    today, that the Board find that a zoning violation exists and set a date
    for  County  Staff to initiate legal action.  This action will eliminate
    the  necessity  for  scheduling  a  public hearing at a later date for a
    zoning violation.   

    Staff  Findings are: 1) The proposed use does not comply with the intent
    and  purposes  of  the  Zoning  Resolution or the Comprehensive Land Use
    Plan;  2)  The proposal is not compatible with existing land uses in the
    area,  and may have a negative impact on those land uses and on property
    values;  3)  The  noise  impacts  from  the kennel would have a negative
    environmental  impact  on  the  private  property in the area and on the
    adjoining  National Park; 4) Rocky Mountain National Park officials have
    recommended  denial of the request; 5) A platted residential subdivision
    is not an appropriate site for a large dog kennel.  

    Ms.  Patty  Hastings,  applicant,  noted  that  her  main concern is the
    welfare  of  the  dogs  and  a wide search is underway for new property.
    Following further discussion, the Chairman recommended that Ms. Hastings
    withdraw her application for Special Review rather than request tabling.
    Following  further  discussion  and  direction  from  the  Chairman, Ms.
    Hastings  withdrew  her  application  for  Special  Review  rather  than
    requesting tabling of the application.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board find that, in the matter of the
    Hastings Kennel, a zoning violation exists, require compliance within 60
    days,  and authorize legal action if the compliance deadline is not met.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   HAASE  SPECIAL  REVIEW  (#Z-17-91): 7-5-69; 1000 FEET EAST OF GLADE
         ROAD (COUNTY ROAD 23H) AND US HIGHWAY 34 ON THE NORTH SIDE OF  
         THE HIGHWAY; 1.424 ACRES; T-TOURIST ZONING (4-12-93)   

    This  is  a request for Special Review in T-Tourist to allow a gift shop
    and  gasoline service station.  Mr. White noted that following a lengthy
    discussion  regarding  this  request  on February 8, 1993, this item was
    tabled and as suggested by the Board, a neighborhood meeting was held on
    March  16,  1993.   Ms.  Spencer  noted  that in response to some of the
    neighbor's  concerns,  better  signage may be installed to indicate that
    Wild  Lane  is not a thru street and re-location of the dangerous school
    bus stop will be discussed with the school district.  Ms. Spencer stated
    that  the  applicant  will  be  required to provide a right turn lane on
    Glade  Road  as  it goes into Wild Lane, and Engineering will have final
    review over all road improvements.  Staff Findings include: 1) Under the
    conditions  noted, the proposed use is consistent with the Comprehensive
    Zoning  Resolution  and the County Land Use Plan; 2) The proposed use is
    compatible  with  surrounding  commercial  land uses and will not affect
    other properties or property values in the area; 3) Under the conditions
    noted,  the  proposal  will  not  affect  the  public  health,  welfare,
    prosperity, or safety.  

    Mr.  Haase, applicant, addressed the Board and indicated his willingness
    for  compliance  with  the additional requirements, and noted that after
    the  concern of increased traffic was raised at the last public hearing,
    he  requested another traffic study be conducted for a different time of
    the  year.   Matt  Delich, traffic consultant, reported that he obtained
    raw  traffic  counts  from  the State and County for July and determined
    that  the  traffic count will be acceptable at this location.  Neighbors
    speaking  in  opposition  of  this  application  were  Ken Bacon, Sandra
    Brewer,  and  Jay Kline reiterating their concerns of increased traffic,
    etc.   Mr.  Bacon  submitted  several  more  letters  of opposition from
    adjacent  property owners.  Barry Floyd and Elton Johnson spoke in favor
    of  this  special  review  request.   Commissioner Duvall asked how this
    request  is  different  from  the  request made fifteen months ago.  Mr.
    White  stated that the original application was for a convenience store,
    the  present  request  is for a gift shop and gas station only; the only
    food products allowed will be from a dispensing machine.

    The  Planning  Commission/Staff  Recommendation  is  for Approval of the
    Special  Review,  with  the  following  conditions:  1)  Landscaping, as
    approved  by  the  County  Planning Director, and paved parking shall be
    installed  prior  to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, or shall be
    guaranteed  by  a  Developer's  Improvements Agreement; 2) The following
    shall   not   be  permitted:  outdoor  storage/sales/display,  attention
    grabbing  devices, off-premise advertising signs, promotional or product
    signs  outside  the  building, identification signs other than one of 60
    square  feet  with  a  maximum  height  of 16.5 feet; 3) Access and road
    improvements    shall   be   accomplished   in   accordance   with   the
    recommendations   of   the   County  Engineering  Department.   Required
    improvements  shall  be  completed prior to issuance of a Certificate of
    Occupancy,   or  shall  be  guaranteed  by  a  Developer's  Improvements
    Agreement.   Additional  right-of-way shall be dedicated on Wild Lane to
    provide  a  half  right-of-way  of  35 feet; 4) The existing advertising
    billboard  on  the  property  shall  be  removed  within  30 days of the
    expiration  of  the  lease  which  was  in effect on January 1, 1993, or
    sooner  if  so required by adoption of a new sign code by the County; 5)
    The  canopy  must comply with setback requirements, and shall not exceed
    16.5 feet in height.  No signage or logos will be allowed on the canopy;
    6)  The  canopy  and  the building must be of subdued earth tone colors,
    with  limited  use  of  bright  accent colors; 7) Prior to issuance of a
    building  permit,  applicant  shall  provide  written  evidence from the
    Loveland   Fire   Prevention  Bureau  that  all  requirements  for  fire
    protection  and  for  underground  storage  tanks  have  been  met; 8) A
    drainage  plan  shall  be  submitted  at  the  time  of  building permit
    application,  for  approval  by the County Flood Plain Administrator; 9)
    Fuel  storage  tanks shall be installed such that the fill point for the
    tanks and the base of the pumps be at an elevation of 5,064.90 feet; 10)
    Applicant  shall  provide  evidence  at  the  time  of  building  permit
    application  that  he  has  complied  with  all  County and State Health
    Regulations   pertaining   to   sewage   disposal,  water  service,  and
    underground  storage  tanks; 11) Lighting shall be shielded and directed
    downwards,  to  prevent  the  light  from  having  a  negative impact on
    adjacent  public  roads  or  other properties in the area; 12) The owner
    shall  dedicate  additional right-of-way on Wild Lane, to provide a half
    right-of-way  of  35  feet;  13)  Unless otherwise modified by the above
    conditions, all development and use of the site shall be consistent with
    Zoning  File  Exhibit  A  (Application  for Zoning Action, with attached
    plans); 14) 60% of the east, south & west walls shall be of brick and of
    a  brown  or beige color; 15) Larimer County & City of Loveland Planning
    Department  are  to  cooperate in reviewing the landscape plan; however,
    the final authority shall remain with the County.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    the Conditional Planning Commission/Staff Recommendation and approve the
    Haase  Special  Review,  including  the  recommendation  that the School
    District be contacted to relocate the school bus stop.  

    AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board amend the motion to include the
    recommendation  that  a  right  turn lane on Glade Road, as it goes into
    Wild  Lane,  be  constructed, re-emphasized that this is a gift shop/gas
    station  only  and not a convenience store, and instructed Staff to work
    with  Mr.  Haase  to  provide  signage  that  a  left  turn  out of this
    establishment  is  required  and  exit is not thru the residential area.

    Motion and Amendment carried 3 - 0. 

    4.   WAGGENER  MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#92-Ex0202):  SW 14-04-69;
         DIRECTLY WEST OF THE TOWN OF BERTHOUD ON THE NORTH SIDE OF US  
         HIGHWAY 287 (MOUNTAIN AVENUE) AND EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 17;  
         78 ACRES; 2 LOTS (4-12-93) 

    This  is a request to divide a 78 acre parcel with an existing residence
    into  two  lots  of  2.3  and 76 acres for single family dwellings.  Ms.
    Bennett  provided the project description and noted that the application
    is routine; the only exception is the condition requesting an Annexation
    Agreement  with  the  Town of Berthoud must be signed prior to recording
    the  Final  Plat.   Staff  Findings  are: 1) The proposed Waggener Minor
    Residential  Development  is  consistent  with  the minimum criteria for
    Minor  Residential  Developments  as  contained  in  the  Larimer County
    Subdivision  Resolution  concerning  the number of lots created, access,
    zoning   and  service  provision;  2)  The  Proposed  Minor  Residential
    Development  is consistent with the Larimer County Land Use Plan; 3) The
    County  Health and Engineering Departments and the Town of Berthoud have
    reviewed  the  request  and have made certain recommendations, which are
    contained  in  this  report;  4) Approval of the proposed Waggener Minor
    Residential Development, with the conditions noted, should not adversely
    affect  adjacent  property, the natural environment, or the provision of
    services or transportation. 

    Mr.  Lynn  Hammond,  Attorney for the applicant, addressed the Board and
    requested tabling of this matter as the request is premature.  Following
    the  wishes  of  his Father's Will, the applicant would like to make the
    land  division  to separate the residence for his step-mother and has no
    intention  whatsoever  of developing the remaining 76 acres; he wants to
    farm  the  property.   Mr. Hammond requested an opportunity to work with
    Staff to approve the division of the two parcels, subject to working out
    an agreement with the Town of Berthoud regarding annexation, and that no
    further  construction  of any improvements of a residential nature would
    take  place  on  the  76  acres  without  further  review by the County.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board defer action on the Waggener
    Minor  Residential Development until conditions regarding annexation are
    resolved.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    5.   HAUMONT  MINOR  RESIDENTIAL  DEVELOPMENT  (#92-EX0100):  NE  1/4 OF
         08-07-69; 1/4 MILE NORTH OF LAPORTE AVENUE ON THE WEST SIDE OF 
         OVERLAND TRAIL (COUNTY ROAD 21); 10 ACRES; 4 PROPOSED LOTS;
         FA-1 FARMING/UGA ZONING (4-12-93)  

    This is a request to divide 10 acres into four lots of approximately 2.5
    acres  each  for  single  family dwellings.  Ms. Michels noted this is a
    basic  request  for  minor  residential  development in the Urban Growth
    Area;  and  the  conditions are standard except for the 160-foot setback
    and  an  erosion  control  plan  required  by  the  County  Flood  Plain
    Administrator.   Staff Findings include: 1) This proposed subdivision is
    consistent with the technical requirements for subdivisions contained in
    the  Larimer County Subdivision Resolution and the Larimer County Zoning
    Resolution;  2)  The  Larimer County Engineering and Health Departments,
    the  fire  district,  all  utilities, and other interested agencies have
    reviewed  this  subdivision  and  have  stated  no objections as long as
    certain   conditions   are   met;  3)  The  proposed  Minor  Residential
    Development  is consistent with the existing development in the area and
    appears  consistent  with  the Larimer County Comprehensive Plan and the
    Fort  Collins  Urban  Growth  Area  Agreement;  4) Approval of the Minor
    Residential  Development  will  result  in a street name change from Low
    Street to High Street; 5) Approval of the Minor Residential Development,
    with  the  following  conditions,  will  not  result  in any significant
    negative   impacts   on   the   surrounding  properties,  transportation
    facilities,  utility  services,  the  natural environment, or on overall
    health and safety.  

    Mr. Dick Rutherford, representing the applicant, stated that Mr. Haumont
    is in agreement with the requirements and conditions.  Mr. Brad Stevens,
    adjacent property owner to the north, noted there is an easement utility
    road bordering the properties and wondered if approval of this MRD might
    prevent  him  from  building a garage on the back of his property in the
    future.   After  discussion,  the  Board determined that this is a civil
    matter and should be discussed with his attorney.   

    Staff   Recommendation  is  for  Approval  of  the  Haumont  Residential
    Development, with the following conditions: 1) The 160-foot setback from
    Overland  Trail  must  be shown on the Final Plat; 2) Construction plans
    for the streets must be prepared by a licensed professional engineer and
    approved  by  the  County  Engineering  Department  prior  to  beginning
    construction;  3)  The internal streets must be constructed according to
    the  approved  plans.   As-built  plans, letter of compliance, and other
    documentation must be provided so that the County Engineering Department
    can  inspect and approve the roads before recording the Final Plat; 4) A
    total of 50 feet of right-of-way for Overland Trail must be shown on the
    Final  Plat;  5)  Covenants  providing for a Homeowners' Association and
    road  maintenance  must  be  recorded  with  the  Final  Plat; 6) A fire
    hydrant, which meets the requirements of the Poudre Fire Authority, must
    be  installed prior to recording the Final Plat; 7) Water and sewer line
    extensions  must be made prior to recording the Final Plat; 8) A utility
    plan  must  be submitted to and approved by the City of Fort Collins; 9)
    Ten-foot easements for Public Service must be shown on the Final Plat on
    botrh sides of all streets; 10) An erosion control plan must be approved
    by  the  County  Flood  Plain Administrator prior to recording the Final
    Plat;  11)  The  Pleasant Valley and Lake Canal and its easement must be
    shown  on  the  Final Plat; 12) The Final Plat must be recorded within 6
    months  of  approval  or  the approval will be voided; 13) The following
    plat  notes  should appear on the Final Plat: A) Engineered footings and
    foundations  shall  be  required  for  all construction on this site; B)
    Radon  detection  tests  are  required  in any new residential structure
    prior  to  the  issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy; C) Uses on the
    lots  shall  be  restricted  to  single  family  dwellings and permitted
    accessory uses; D) Fort Collins Urban Growth Area Fees will be collected
    at  the  time  of building permit for all lots; E) All utilities must be
    located  underground;  F)  Maintenance  of  the  internal  roads  is the
    responsibility  of  the  property owners.  Failure to maintain the roads
    may  result  in  a lien on the property; G) The Urban Growth Area Street
    Waiver  Fee  will be collected at building permit issuance for all lots;
    H)  No  lot may take direct access onto Overland Trail, but must utilize
    the  internal streets; I) Drainage fees for the West Vine Drainage Basin
    will  be  collected  at the time of building permit for each lot; J) The
    Pleasant  Valley  and Lake Canal crosses Lots 3 and 4.  Owners should be
    aware  that  Ditch  company  personnel  may  be required to occasionally
    access  the ditch on these properties for the purpose of maintaining the
    ditch.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Conditional   Staff   Recommendation   and  approve  the  Haumont  Minor
    Residential Development (#92-EX0100).   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 10:10 a.m.  
                       MEETING REGARDING ENTERPRISE ZONES   
                                     (#195) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners reconvened at 10:30 a.m. in regular
    session  to discuss the Enterprise Zone Application.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present
    were:  John  Barnett,  Planning  Director;  Jill  Bennett, Comprehensive
    Planner;  and  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerks, S.
    Graves/D. Lord. 

    Mr.  Barnett  stated that the question before the Board is whether there
    is  reason  to revise or amend the Enterprise Zone Application submitted
    to  the  Colorado  Department  of Local Affairs in January.  Mr. Barnett
    recounted  a  brief  history  of  the County's action in relation to the
    development and submission of the original plan.

    Mr. Barnett also reported that the Economic Development Committee held a
    public  hearing  on April 8, 1993 to provide an opportunity for dialogue
    regarding  both the application and the proposed amendments developed in
    response   to   the   State's  visit  and  assessment  of  the  County's
    application.    He  summarized  that  the  agreement  reached  by  those
    attending the hearing included supporting the original document on a 6-1
    vote,  with  no  expressed opposition to the amendments suggested by Mr.
    Metcalf  of  the  Colorado  Local Affairs Department during his visit on
    March 23, 1993. 

    Commissioner Duvall introduced a resolution developed in response to the
    dialogue  at  the  public  hearing  and testimony the Board has received
    regarding this issue over the past few months.  The resolution expressed
    Board  support  for  the  Enterprise  Zone Application and dedicated the
    Board  to  ensuring  that  the  implementation of the program would be a
    continuing County goal. 

    The  resolution,  as  introduced,  contained  priority  designations for
    targeting  the  allocation  of  funds.  The priority order of the target
    areas  were:  1) Wellington; 2) Berthoud, Downtown Fort Collins, NE Fort
    Collins,  and  Downtown  Loveland;  and  3)  East  Loveland,  Center for
    Advanced  Technology  in Fort Collins.  The resolution also directed the
    Enterprise  Zone  Administrator to carry out four specific activities to
    ensure that the legislative intent of the Enterprise Zone Act is met and
    sustained in the implementation of the program. 

    Several  members of the Economic Development Committee expressed concern
    regarding the prioritization of target areas in the resolution.  Several
    suggested   that  the  resolution  would  take  away  local  control  in
    determining the most effective areas for enterprise zones throughout the
    County. 

    Commissioner Disney explained that the premise behind the prioritization
    of target areas was to ensure that legislative intent was addressed.  He
    stated  that some parties may see the program as simply another economic
    development tool, but that he saw it as an opportunity for renewal of an
    economically  depressed area.  He said his interpretation of the act was
    to  locate  the  enterprise  zones  in areas identified as including the
    largest  percentage  of  low-income,  under-employed persons in order to
    raise  the  standard  of living and improve the quality of life of those
    residing  in  the  area.   He expressed concern regarding the use of the
    funds  in  areas  that  could be identified as already having productive
    commerce   with  moderate  to  high  income  employment  in  place.   He
    reiterated  his  disinclination  to support the application without some
    indication  that  both  the  spirit  and  the letter of the law would be
    addressed  through  a  prioritization  of  target  areas, even though he
    supports   economic   development   and   the  Enterprise  Zone  Program
    completely. 

    After  additional  discussion  regarding  the issue, Commissioner Duvall
    stated  that she did believe that the collegial relationship between the
    municipalities  and  the County must be maintained and that she believed
    that  the  issue  of  local  control was a strong contention against the
    County's  prioritization  of  target  areas  without  their concurrence.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the  application, with the amendments
    proposed  by  the  State  be approved, and that the resolution, with the
    deletion  of  the  priority  target  areas, and the redesignation of the
    Enterprise  Zone  Coordinator  to  the  Larimer  County  Enterprise Zone
    Coordinator,  be  forwarded  with  the  minutes  of  this meeting to the
    Colorado Department of Local Affairs for approval.  

    Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Disney dissenting.   

    R93-48g  RESOLUTION REGARDING DESIGNATION OF AN ENTERPRISE ZONE 

    The meeting recessed at 11:20 a.m.  

                               BUDGET WORKSESSION   
                                     (#196) 

    The  Board  of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. for a budget
    worksession  with  Bob  Keister,  Budget  Manager.   Chairman  Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present
    was  Bill  Gordon,  County  Administrator.   Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

    Mr.  Keister  stated  that  this  worksession  is a first in a series of
    worksessions  with  the  Board  to define the basis by which departments
    will  construct their budget requests.  Mr. Keister reviewed the current
    budgeting practices in Larimer County, the roles and responsibilities of
    officials  in  the budget process, and noted that preserving the current
    level  of  service  has been the highest priority in the budget process.

    Commissioner  Duvall  expressed  interest  in exploring results-oriented
    budgeting  as outlined in the book, "Reinventing Government", in which a
    mission  is  identified  and  priorities  are  determined  based  on the
    mission.   She would like to develop an initial vision statement for the
    County  and  then  meet with each department to come into alignment with
    the  vision  to  improve the quality of life for all citizens in Larimer
    County,  insofar  as  they  are willing to pay for it, and to help bring
    people  and  answers together.  Each department would come up with their
    goals and objectives.   
    After  lengthy discussion of many alternative ways to develop the budget
    process,  Chairman  Hotchkiss  suggested  proceeding  this year with the
    traditional  budget process and looking for every possible way to modify
    it  for  94' with the least disruption possible.  He emphatically stated
    he  does not want to reduce staff, he wants to continue the benefits and
    level  of  support to the grants, and continue with the present level of
    service; Commissioners Disney and Duvall agreed.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.  

    TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1993 

                        ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL MATTERS
                                     (#198) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session
    with  Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Duvall  and Disney were present.  Also present were: Rena
    Mackrill,  Director  of  Human Development; Wayne Buhlig, Weatherization
    Director;  Dr.  Adrienne  LeBailly,  Health  Department  Director; Ralph
    Jacobs,  Personnel  Director; George Hass, County Attorney; and Jeannine
    Haag,  Assistant  County  Attorney.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves/D. Lord.

    1.   PROCLAMATION  DESIGNATING  "LARIMER COUNTY DETENTION OFFICERS WEEK"
    May   2ND   THROUGH   MAY  8TH,  1993.   Commissioner  Duvall  read  the
    proclamation   into  the  record,  as  submitted  by  Sheriff  Shockley.
    CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD was to proclaim May 2nd through May 8, 1993 as
    "Larimer County Detention Officers Week."   

    2.  REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON TWO STATE GRANT AWARD LETTERS:
    A.)  LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LEAP), and, B.) DEPARTMENT OF
    ENERGY  (DOE)  GRANT.   Mr. Buhlig reported to the Board that the grants
    for  weatherizing  the homes of low-income residents have been extremely
    successful in conservation of energy resources and expenditures for home
    energy  costs.   Mr. Buhlig also responded that the grants are funded by
    the Federal Department of Energy and Public Service.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board approve the two State Grant
    Award Letters, and authorized the Chairman to sign same.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   REQUEST  TO  ALLOW DONATED LEAVE FOR CHARLOTTE RAZEY:  Dr. LeBailly
    explained  that  Ms.  Razey,  an  employee of the Health Department, has
    experienced  a  long-term illness in her family and has exhausted all of
    her  vacation and sick leave.  Dr. LeBailly stated that the employees of
    the  Department have expressed their desire to transfer leave credits to
    assist  Ms.  Razey  during  this  period  of  family  illness.  Only the
    employees  of  the  Health  Department  would  be  participants  in this
    request.   Chairman  Hotchkiss  noted  that  the  Board  had  previously
    approved  a  similar  request  for another employee for a 90-day period.

    MOTION  

    Commisoner  Disney moved that the employees of the Health Department may
    transfer  sick-time  hours  of  no  more  than  90 days to the personnel
    account  of  Charlotte  Razey  for  her  use  during  the current family
    emergency.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    4.   APPOINTMENTS  AND  REAPPOINTMENTS  TO  THE  YOUTH  SERVICES  BUREAU
    ADVISORY  BOARD:   The  following  recommendations  for  appointment and
    reappointment  of members to serve on the Youth Services Bureau Advisory
    Board  were  submitted  for  consideration  by the Board by Paul Cooper,
    Director of Community Corrections.  

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the  Board  appoint David H. Johnson,
    Jacquelyn  L. Upshaw, Debra Fay Bueno, Mike Elijah, and Bob Klinger; and
    reappoint Pete Baker, Marv Boeding, Jan DeWitt, and John Longtin, to the
    Youth  Services  Bureau  Advisory  Board,  each for a 3-year term ending
    December 31, 1995, as recommended by the Community Corrections Director.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    5.  WORKSESSION:

    (COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS):   

    --  Commissioner  Disney  reported that he had a copy of the Articles of
    Incorporation  for the North Front Range Transportation Planning Council
    available for review by the other Commissioners in his office.  

    --  Commissioner Disney also introduced the issue of the revision of the
    design  for  the Denver airport which appeared to restrict access to the
    airport from the northern counties, increase gridlock on the surrounding
    and  incoming highways accessing the airport, and be in violation of the
    agreement  Denver  County  made  with  Adams  County  regarding economic
    issues.   He reported that several other counties are sending letters to
    the  Congressional  Subcommittee on Aviation requesting a public hearing
    regarding the impact to other Colorado counties and citizens as a result
    of  the design changes.  After discussion, CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to
    send  a  letter  to  the Honorable James Oberstar, Chairman of the House
    Sub-Committee on Aviation, requesting a public hearing be called to hear
    testimony regarding the revisions in the design.

    -- Commissioner Disney invited the Board Members to a brown-bag lunch in
    the  Commissioner's Hearing Room at noon on Wednesday, April 21, 1993 to
    view  his  slides  of Mt. McKinley, and noted this will be a fund raiser
    for Tyler Zander.   

    --  Commissioner  Duvall  submitted for consideration a Vision Statement
    for  adoption  by  the  Board.   She said that as a result of the County
    Retreat  and  the  discussion at the Budget meeting on Monday afternoon,
    she believed that there was a need for a formal County Vision Statement.

    With  the  permission of the Chair, she read the Proposed Overall Vision
    for  Larimer County Government, as follows:  "Solve problems and improve
    the  quality of life for all County Citizens by being responsive to what
    people want, need and are willing to support; ...Empower individuals and
    communities rather than simply delivering services, ...Meet the needs of
    the  customer,  not the bureaucracy, ...Invest in prevention rather than
    cure."    She   added   that  Departments  would  then  develop  Mission
    Statements,  with Goals and Objectives that would align with the overall
    vision. 

    --  Commissioner  Disney suggested that the statement be expanded to add
    references to 1) excellence and 2) trust and respect.  After discussion,
    it  was  the  consensus  of  the  members  that  they  would discuss the
    statement  informally  and  bring back a completed product for action in
    the near future.  The development and processing of the survey discussed
    at the retreat would be finalized at that time. 

    --  Mr.  Gordon  reported  that he was in receipt of correspondence from
    Frank  Lancaster regarding the notification that applications were being
    accepted  by  the  County  for appointment to the Environmental Advisory
    Board.   Mr. Disney said that the Board was extremely supportive of this
    advisory  group  and  wanted  to  go  on  record  to express the Board's
    appreciation  of  Mr.  Lancaster  for  taking  the lead in this project.

    --  The  Board  discussed  the  format  and  agenda  for  the meeting on
    Wednesday,  April  14,  1993  at  4:30 and 6:00 p.m.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    reviewed  his  statement  and the format that would be followed.  It was
    decided  that  all  of  the  Commissioners  would  make  a brief opening
    statement.  Following the opening statements, Mr. Jacobs will review the
    employee responses to the survey regarding the 1% salary increase.  Then
    the  floor  will be opened to all employees to make statements regarding
    the  issue.   Commissioner Duvall requested a form be made available for
    those  employees  who  wished  to  contribute,  but were not comfortable
    speaking  at  the  public  meeting.    Mr.  Jacobs  agreed  to  have one
    available at the meeting.   

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

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week of April 5, 1993, and the agenda for the week of April 19, 1993, as
    submitted.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    MOTION  

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement
    for  Archie  Solsky,  Everwest,  Palmer  Plaza,  Robert  & Susan Protti,
    Slappey  Mtn.  Enterprises,  Inc.,  J.H.  Properties,  Stanley  & Myrtle
    Preuss,  David/Ann/Hans/  Huber,  Richard  Vandermeer,  Kenneth & Elaine
    Larson, Arlen Chenot, William McClelland, and Exchange Partners.

    Motion carried 3- 0.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    miscellaneous  documents:   Lefler  Minor  Residential Development Plat;
    and, Amended Prime Minor Residential Develoment Plat.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR  LICENSES:  County Approval was granted to Overland Foods, 3.2% -
    LaPorte,  CO;  South  Taft  Liquor,  6% - Fort Collins, CO; and Johnsons
    Corner,  3.2%  -  Loveland,  CO.   A  License  was  issued  to Pot Belly
    Restaurant  &  Lounge, 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS -  Red Feathers Lakes, CO;
    and Carter Lake Marina, Inc. 3.2% - Loveland, CO.   

    MOTION  

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-64  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO
            LEGAL SERVICES (For Provision of Legal Advice, Service and/or   
            Referral for Low-Income, Rural Residents)   

    A93-65  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LARIMER 
            COUNTY DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROJECT (For a County-Wide   
            Interagency Network of Services)

    A93-66  AGREEMENT REGARDING ATTACHMENT I - OPERATING AND FINANCIAL  
            PLAN FOR REIMBURSABLE SERVICES REQUESTED BY FOREST SERVICE  
            BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE FOREST
            SERVICE 

    A93-67  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND JERRY   
            PEREGOY dba PEREGOY SONS LANDSCAPING (For Weed Enforcement -
            Mowing) 

    A93-68  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND JERRY   
            PEREGOY dba PEREGOY SONS LANDSCAPING (For Week Enforcement -
            Herbicide Applications) 

    A93-69  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND LEE 
            FRUDDEN dba AAA WEED CONTROL (For Weed Enforcement -
          Herbicide Applications)   

    A93-70  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND 
            EARL ALPS dba ALPS' CUTTING SERVICE (For Weed Enforcement - 
            Mowing) 

    R93-49s  FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE DENIAL OF THE PLAT  
             OF ROSE ANNE MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 

    R93-50s  FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF
             PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL OF BALDPATE II SUBDIVISION   

    R93-51s  FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PRELIMINARY PLAT
             OF PTARMIGAN P.U.D., 2ND FILING

    R93-52z  FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE MASTER PLAN AND 
             PRELIMINARY PHASE PLAN OF PORTER INDUSTRIES BUSINESS PARK  
             P.U.D. AND PETITION FOR REZONING   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    7.  LEGAL MATTERS:  

    Jeannine  Haag  presented  documents  for  the  Board's approval and the
    Chairman's  signature,  as  agreed  to during Legal Matters on March 25,
    1993.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Chairman  sign  two documents as
    approved  by  the  Board  on  March  25, 1993; a Subdivision Improvement
    Agreement  and  an  Addendum  to  Subdivision  Improvement Agreement for
    Ptarmigan Subdivision, Second Filing, as recommended by Assistant County
    Attorney, Jeannine Haag.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    A93-71  SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY   
            COMMISSIONERS AND WINDSOR INVESTMENTS, LTD., REGARDING  
            PTARMIGAN SUBDIVISION SECOND FILING 

    A93-72  ADDENDUM TO SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD 
            OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WINDSOR INVESTMENTS, LIMITED FOR
            PTARMIGAN SUBDIVISION   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board go into Executive Session at
    10:50 a.m.  to discuss litigation.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The  Board  came  out  of  Executive  Session at 11:00 a.m. and took the
    following action:   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board authorize filing of Eminent
    Domain  Proceedings  against Mary K. and William B. Harris, as Trustees,
    concerning a bridge on County Road 63E. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m. 

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1993   

                   MEETING WITH STEVE MILLER, COUNTY ASSESSOR   
                                     (#199) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. in regular session
    with  Steve  Miller,  County  Assessor.   Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were present.  Also present was Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    Mr.  Miller  stated  that  the  purpose of today's meeting is to discuss
    abatements  and  review Board of Equalization procedures with the Board.

    Mr.  Miller  presented  a  packet  to  the Board containing pamphlets on
    "Abstract  of  Assessments  and Levies" and Impact of Amendment I on the
    Colorado  Property  Tax  System.   Mr.  Miller  noted that the pamphlet,
    "Questions  and  Answers  regarding the Real Property Valuation & Appeal
    Process",  will  be  sent  to  every property owner with their Notice of
    Valuation  and  hopefully  will  reduce  the  number  of  protests  thru
    understanding  of  the  increased  value  to their property.  Mr. Miller
    stated  that Amendment #1 requires that a Notice of Valuation be sent to
    every  property  owner annually; thereby greatly increasing expenditures
    thru  mailing  and  overtime  in  the Assessor's and Clerk's Office, and
    increasing  costs  for  the  Commissioners.   Previously,  approximately
    25,000  NOV's were mailed every other year and only for those properties
    which reflected a change during that year.  

    In   response  to  Commissioner  Duvall's  concern  for  the  number  of
    abatements  being  recommended  for  approval  by  the Board, Mr. Miller
    stated  that  the number of requests for abatement should be less in the
    future  because they will be for parcels for which he set the value, and
    also  a  Bill may be introduced which will limit the number of allowable
    reasons  to  apply  for abatement.  Mr. Miller stated that a request for
    abatement  is  for  taxes already collected, and the Board can refuse to
    grant  the  abatement.   A  protest  to  the  Board of Equalization is a
    request  for  reduction  in  value;  the  Board is to determine if value
    placed is fair and equitable.   

    The meeting recessed at 3:20 p.m.   

                BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS/COUNTY EMPLOYEES MEETINGS

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners  met at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. in open
    session  in  the City of Fort Collins Council Chambers with Employees of
    Larimer  County.   Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Duvall and
    Disney   were   present.    Also   present  were:  Bill  Gordon,  County
    Administrator;  and Ralph Jacobs, Personnel Director.  Recording Clerks,
    S. Graves/D. Lord.  

    NOTE: THE DISCUSSION AND FOCUS OF BOTH MEETINGS WERE SO DUPLICATIVE THAT
    THE  MINUTES  OF THE MEETINGS HAVE BEEN COMBINED IN THIS SUMMARY REPORT.

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  thanked those attending the meetings for taking the
    time  to  meet  with the Board.  He stated that the principal reason for
    the meetings was to allow employees the opportunity to communicate their
    response  to  the  proposed  salary increase directly to the Board.  The
    secondary  reason  was  to allow the employees to become acquainted with
    the  new  Board  and  its  philosophy and orientation.  He expressed his
    desire  to  assure all of those attending the meeting that the Board was
    sincere  in its commitment to improveing communication between the Board
    and County Employees.   

    Commissioner Duvall defined her concept of leadership as one of teamwork
    and  maintaining open channels of communication.  She related her belief
    that  participatory government was the direction that should be taken to
    obtain a more productive and accountable County bureaucracy, as one that
    would  benefit  both  County residents and employees.  She expressed her
    endorsement of an open-communication and multi-level participating style
    for  the  County  structure  to  operate  under for the next four years.

    Commissioner Disney began by telling of his admiration for the Employees
    in  the  departments  that he and Commissioner Duvall had visited during
    the  past  few  months.   He said that he had been very impressed by the
    commitment and dedication he had observed during his visits, and that he
    was  proud  to be working with this caliber of employee.  He related his
    desire  to  have  open and honest communication to foster a relationship
    based on trust between the Board and the employees.  Commissioner Disney
    said he would welcome honest and constructive suggestions as to how that
    goal could be reached.  

    Ralph Jacobs reported on the responses to the Employee Survey instrument
    that  had  been circulated among the departments.  He announced that the
    overwhelming  majority  of  respondents had indicated that the 1% salary
    increase  on July 1st was their first choice.  Mr. Jacobs then discussed
    the   proposed   Ad   Hoc   Committees   being  developed  for  employee
    participation.    The   two   committees  are:  a)  Employee  Grievance,
    Discipline and Complaint Committee to work on the revision and update of
    the   Personnel   Manual.    This   Committee  would  be  advisory,  not
    policy-making;   and,  b)  An  Employee  Suggestion  Committee  to  make
    recommendations  regarding  all  aspects  of  County  Government.   This
    Committee  would  be  advisory, as well.  Mr. Jacobs will make the final
    recommendations  to the Board for committee membership, as well as final
    personnel  policy  recommendations from proposals that will be developed
    by the committees.  Both committees will meet on work time, for eight or
    less hours each month.  

    The  following issues were discussed at length in both meetings, and are
    summarized below:   

    EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE  RELATIONS  BOARAD:   Commissioner  Disney asked for a
    show  of  hands  to  show  support  of  a committee of this type in both
    meetings.   A  majority  of  both groups indicated endorsement, with the
    following comments: 

    1) The name should not be the EERB due to the negative opinion most 
       long-time employees and management hold because of past problems.

    2) The Board should make certain that Department heads and supervisors  
       support the participation of their employees, as implied harassment kept 
       many from participating in the past. 

    3) The Board should have a representative meet with the group to bounce off 
       ideas, so that there would be a Board member with knowledge of the   
       rationale behind recommendations and policy matters when brought to  
       the full Board.  

    4) Allowance must be made for minority opinions to be included when 
       presentations are made before the Board, both individual and 
       sub-group opinions should be accepted for consideration. 

    Chairman Hotchkiss responded that there was Board policy that Department
    heads  support  the  participation  of their employees in all committees
    approved by the Board.  Commissioner Disney asserted that any Department
    head  not  following the Board policy would be made aware that they were
    violating the policy at their own jeopardy. 

    JOB  SECURITY:   Concern  was  expressed  regarding  the  possibility of
    lay-offs  due  to  the  impact  of  Amendment  1  on  the County budget.
    Chairman  Hotchkiss  assured  those  present  that  the employees of the
    County  were  a  top  priority  of the Board and that no one should fear
    lay-offs.    He  said  that  there  may  be  a  possibility,  as  budget
    constraints  are  exacerbated  by  the  enactment  of  the provisions of
    Amendment  1,  of  salary or benefit freezes, hiring freezes, or similar
    actions  the Board will have to take to balance the budget, but lay-offs
    would be the last to be considered. 

    Commissioner  Disney illustrated the situation the Board is facing under
    Amendment  i  as a "black box" representing the County's budget.  Income
    from taxes go into the "box", and the amount of income from taxes (money
    in  the County bank-account) cannot be increased without voter approval.
    The  amount of money the Board can expend (withdraw to spend) out of the
    "box" remains the same as prior to Amendment 1, with small increases for
    cost-of-living  and similar constraints.  Therefore, the amount of money
    in  the "box" will probably remain fairly static during the next year or
    two.   The  Board's  ability  to redirect income within the "box" in the
    most  efficient  and  responsive  manner  to  the  identified  needs and
    priority  services  for County residents will be a complex and difficult
    task.  He reiterated Chairman Hotchkiss' statement that County employees
    need  not fear that they would become a target for cost-cutting when the
    budget was developed.   
    Commissioner  Duvall  shared  the  Board's  primary goal, developed as a

    result  of  a  Retreat  the Board had with Department heads, was to work
    toward  ensuring  that  the  residents  of  Larimer  County would earn a
    "living  wage"  and  that  their  quality of life would be improved as a
    result.  She said that omitting County employees from this goal would be
    inconsistent  with  their  future vision for the County.  She echoed the
    position  that  continuation  of existing employees is a priority of the
    Board.  

    BOARD/EMPLOYEE  COMMUNICATION:   Commissioner  Duvall expressed her hope
    that  those  attending the meeting would fill out the "yellow form" that
    was  distributed  as  they  entered.   She  explained that the Board was
    looking  for creative ways to make the County a better place to work, to
    provide services for the citizen customers of the County, and to allow a
    forum  for  employees  to  identify  problems  that were obstructing the
    realization  of  these  goals.   Commissioner Duvall expalioned that the
    Board  was  not  intending to provide a forum for employees to undermine
    their  supervisors  or  Department  heads,  but that the Board should be
    aware of obstructive management activities in order to act as a catalyst
    for change. 

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  and  Commissioner  Disney  echoed the statements of
    Commissioner Duvall, and expressed their desire for better communication
    and cooperation between all factions of County Government.  

    FUTURE  MEETINGS:   It  was the CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD and the Employees
    attending the meetings that similar meetings should be held on a regular
    basis  to  maintain  the  open  exchange  of  ideas resulting from these
    meetings.   The  Board  will  analyze  and  identify  the best times and
    locations  for  future  meetings  of this nature.  It was suggested that
    lunch  hours,  town meetings, and other times and places be evaluated to
    provide  for  the  most  accessible  meetings with the goal of increased
    employee attendance and participation.  

    The  earlier  meeting  recessed  at  5:45  p.m.;  the  later meeting was
    adjoured at 7:20 p.m.   



                                             __________________________________ 
                                             COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN
                                             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS  
    ( S E A L ) 


    ATTEST: 




    _________________________________________   
    Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk   

Background Image: Loveland Bike Trail by Sharon Veit. All rights reserved.