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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1993

SUBDIVISIONS

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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; Russ Legg, Development Processing Administrator; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; Rex Burns, Engineering; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health; and George Hass, County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Barnett stated that the applicant for the Llama Lane Street Name Change has requested this item be tabled until December 13, 1993.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board table the Llama Lane Street Name Change until December 13, 1993, as requested by the applicant.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Barnett stated that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

1. LITTLE VALLEY SUBDIVISION AMENDED PLAT (#93-SA0338):

NW NE 18 SW SE 07-04-72; LOTS 50, 51, 52, 53, AND 54 - SECOND FILING;

9.83 ACRES; 1 LOT; E-ESTATE ZONING (12-06-93)

This is a request for an Amended Plat of Lots 50, 51, 52, 53, and 54 Little Valley Subdivision Second Filing to consolidate five lots into one lot of 9.83 acres. Staff Findings include: 1) Little Valley Subdivision 2nd Filing was recorded in 1968. The applicant is proposing to consolidate 5 lots into 1 lot; 2) The County Health and Engineering Departments have stated no objections to the proposed Amended Plat.

Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Little Valley Subdivision 2nd Filing Amended Plat of Lots 50-54, with the condition that the Amended Plat be prepared according to the requirements contained in the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution and that recording fees ($10 for one plat) be paid by the applicant.

2. PTARMIGAN SUBDIVISION AMENDED PLAT (#93-SA0337):

SW 1/4 14-06-68; LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 4, PTARMIGAN 1ST FILING,

5300 AND 5304 VARDON WAY; 1.05 ACRES; 2 LOTS; E1-ESTATE

ZONING (12-06-93)

This request is for an Amended Plat of Lots 3 and 4, Block 4, Ptarmigan Subdivision First Filing to relocate a lot line between these two lots. Staff Findings are: 1) Ptarmigan Subdivision 1st Filing was recorded in January of 1980. This Amended Plat would adjust the common lot line between Lots 3 and 4, Block 4; 2) The County Health and Engineering Departments and appropriate utility companies have stated no objections to the proposed Amended Plat.

Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Ptarmigan Subdivision 1st Filing Amended Plat of Lots 3 and 4, Block 4, with the following conditions: 1) The Amended Plat shall be prepared according to the requirements contained in the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution and recording fees ($10 for the plat) shall be paid by the applicant; 2) Easements, as requested by Poudre Valley REA, must be shown on the Final Plat.

3. CARRIAGE HILLS 5TH FILING UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION -

(#93-0S0384): SW 01-04-73; 3050 CARRIAGE DRIVE, ESTES PARK, CO.

E-ESTATE ZONING (12-06-93).

This request is to vacate a utility easement. Staff Findings are: 1) The request to vacate a utility easement will not leave any lots without access to utilities; 2) All utility companies serving this area have reviewed the proposed vacation and stated no objection.

Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the vacation of the utility easement along the east line of Lot 13, Block 18, Carriage Hills 5th Filing with the condition that the applicant provide a metes and bounds description of the vacated easement which is signed and sealed by a licensed surveyor.

4. PORPHYRY PEAKS COURT STREET NAME CHANGE - (#93-0S0385):

26-09-72; PORPHYRY PEAKS COURT; E-ESTATE ZONING (12-06-93)

This is a request to change the name of Porphyry Peaks Court to Arikaree Peaks Court. Staff Findings include: 1) Porphyry Peaks Court was named by the developer of Glacier View Meadows when the 10th Filing was approved in 1979; 2) The current lot owners wish to change the name to Arikaree Peaks Court since this street intersects Arikaree Peaks Drive; 3) None of the utilities or emergency service providers objected to the proposed street name change.

Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the street name change from Prophyry Peaks Court to Arikaree Peaks Court in Glacier View Meadows 10th Filing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendations and approve the Little Valley Subdivision Amended Plat (#93-SA0338); Ptarmigan Subdivision Amended Plat (#93-SA0337); Carriage Hills 5th Utility Easement Vacation (#93-OSO384); and the Porphyry Peaks Court Street Name Change (#93-0S0385); each, with the conditions as previously outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. DRAGER PARK AMENDED PLAT 7 RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION -

(#93-SA0366): 29-08-69; EAST OF OVERLAND TRAIL ABOUT 1/4 MILE

NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF OVERLAND TRAIL AND COUNTY

ROAD 54G; 3.07 ACRES; 8 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING (12-06-93).

This is a request to amend the plat of Drager Park Subdivision by combining 8 lots into 4 and vacating portions of Sunrise Drive and East Avenue. Mr. Kadera noted that the single resolved issue is that the applicant is requesting the vacation of Sunrise Drive and East Avenue and Staff is recommending the vacation of East Avenue and Little Cache Lane. Mr. Kadera stated that the vacating of Sunrise Drive would leave the property to the east without platted access and would be contrary to the Subdivision Resolution. Discussion followed and questions were raised, but the applicant was not present for today's hearing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board table this item until December 20, 1993, to allow time to attempt again to contact the applicant for the Board to consider his reasons for the request.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. BUTOW ALLEGED ZONING VIOLATION - 7688 DEVILS GULCH ROAD

This alleged violation is for storing inoperable vehicles, junk and other debris on a residential lot just southeast of Glen Haven, in the O-Open Zoning District. Mr. Pedas submitted photos of the site and several letters of complaint from adjacent property owners. Staff Findings include: 1) That the subject property is zoned O-Open District; 2) That the O-Open District does not permit "junk yards" or outside storage not accessory to a permitted use; 3) That the accumulation and storage of junk of the subject property has a significant visual impact on the traveling public in the canyon; 4) That continued use of the property for outside storage of junk materials will have an effect on property values in the neighborhood. Staff Recommendation is to find that a violation exists, require compliance within 90 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Mr. Butow, property owner, addressed the Board and stated that half of the allegations being made are untrue, improper, and can be considered harassment. Because of the existing snow on the property, which will be there until spring, Mr. & Mrs. Butow stated that they could not possibly remove the debris within 90 days. Much discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and amend the Staff Recommendation as follows: Find that a violation exists, require compliance by July 1, 1994, authorize legal action if the deadline is not met, and direct Mr. Pedas to determine which vehicles on the property are inoperable and operable.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. FOX HILLS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND REZONING

(#93-MS0272): SW 1/4 33-07-69; SOUTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 38E,

1/2 MILE WEST OF HORSETOOTH (COUNTY ROAD 38), NORTH OF

WESTRIDGE ESTATES; 19.9 ACRES; 31 LOTS; FA-1-FARMING/

URBAN GROWTH AREA EXISTING ZONING (12-06-93)

This is a request for Final Plat Approval to divide 19.9 acres into 30 lots of .25 acres to .39 acres with 6.4 acres of open space (32%) for single family dwellings and rezone from FA-1 Farming/Urban Growth Area to R-Residential/Urban Growth Area. Mr. Legg provided the background and history of the project, noting that on June 7, 1993 the Board approved the Master Plan, Preliminary Plat and Rezoning for Fox Hills PUD with the condition that the applicant receive approval of the off-site waiver request from the City of Fort Collins. On July 6, 1993, City Council heard and denied the request because of concerns regarding development in the foothills and possible transportation improvements to County Road 38E. The developer was requested to fund a traffic study which would examine the condition and capacity of CR 38E and include the impact from two adjacent developments expected to enter the development review process--Wildflower Ridge PUD and Phase II of Fox Hills. This traffic study was completed and submitted to City and County Staff for review in October 1993, which recommended the additional improvement to CR 38E of a westbound left-turn lane at the Red Fox Road intersection. Mr. Legg stated that on November 16, 1993, the Wildflower Ridge PUD waiver request was heard and approved by City Council; and at this time, the City Staff recommended that the County approve the waiver of Fox Hills PUD as the Intergovernmental Agreement states that the Board of County Commissioners may grant the waiver request whether the City recommends approval or not. The opinion of the City is that the granting of the waiver for Wildflower by Council overturned the previous action on Fox Hills since the same traffic study addressed both developments.

Mr. Hass advised the Board that the owner of the property, Century Bank of Fort Collins is a client of his firm, which represented the bank when it acquired title to the property and straightened out some legal issues concerning access, but they did not represent the developer and have not advised either Century Bank or the developer on the issue before the Board today. Steve Sivon, the developer of Springfield Subdivision 6th Filing Joint Venture, stated he was involved in the traffic study which determined that the traffic volume on the road from all three proposed subdivisions combined, including an anticipated 3% growth rate, would be adequate until the year 2010. Mr. David Morrissey, Springfield Subdivision resident, noted that he is not opposed to new subdivisions, but is appearing before the Board today to make sure that development is done correctly. Mr. Morrissey stated that as presently designed, the subdivision does not appear to have adequate access to main through streets and he is concerned that the residents of the new subdivision will take an alternate route by driving through Springfield Subdivision, creating a safety issue for children, and presently, existing traffic ignores the 25 mph speed limit and travel at excessive rates of speed. Mr. Morrissey offered the following solutions: 1) Guarantee that construction vehicles stay on main roads; 2) Erect a sign at the intersection of Windom and County Road 38E saying "No Through Traffic"; 3) Install two new stop signs to slow and discourage the flow of traffic; 4) Install a subdivision entry gate thereby forcing drivers to slow down. Much discussion followed; Chairman Hotchkiss assured Mr. Morrissey that Engineering Staff will be asked to consider all of his suggestions before Final Approval.

The Staff Recommendation was for Approval of the Final Plat of Fox Hills Planned Unit Development, with the following amended conditions: A) Final approval of the Construction Plans and mitigation of traffic flows thru adjacent areas shall be received from the County Engineer; B) Condition Number 9 of the Findings and Resolution which states "The off-site street waiver fee shall be approved by the City of Fort Collins" shall be deleted; C) Condition Number 9 shall be added which states "The applicant shall add the costs of improvements to County Road 38E to the Subdivision Improvements Agreement for the development".

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Staff Recommendation, with conditions as amended, and approve the Fox Hills Planned Unit Development and Rezoning.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

The Commissioners reconvened at 10:30 a.m. to discuss alternative approaches to a ridgeline protection law.

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.; no action taken.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1993

PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING

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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: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator, and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. ROAD IMPACT FEES: Mr. Smith informed the Board that in 1986 a Committee was formed to address road impact fees, investigate the road situation, and prepare recommendations for the Board in an attempt to insure fairness and safety. Mr. Kadera stated that the three-step approach recommended by the Committee presented legal concerns regarding how fees would be collected and spent. In the meantime, an interim policy was adopted by the Board in an attempt to require new development to pay its own way. Discussion followed and it was noted that many things need to be changed; for instance, we need a master county-wide transportation plan to identify transportation needs in a localized area. However, Mr. Smith stated that if a transportation plan was developed, the County doesn't have enough money to address the needs. Commissioner Duvall raised her concern of finding a solution whereby subdivisions can be connected without disrupting existing subdivisions. Commissioner Disney suggested Mr. Smith contact Bob Felsburg, Consultant for the Transportation Advisory Committee, to inquire about doing a basic transportation plan for the County and then we will do a cost-benefit analysis based on the plan. Mr. Kadera reiterated that a legal opinion regarding collection and disbursement of fees needs to be obtained; Mr. Smith suggested this matter be discussed during Legal Matters this Wednesday.

2. COST TO MAINTAIN GRAVEL ROAD: Mr. Smith reported to the Board that the average cost throughout the County for maintaining a gravel road is $528 per year per mile and there are 1150 miles of gravel road in the County.

The meeting recessed at 10:15 a.m.

MEETING WITH AD HOC COMMITTEE

ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 10:30 a.m. in regular session with the following Ad Hoc Committee Members: Trish Davidson, Sue Cottingham, Bobby Cullor, Lew Wymisner, Joan Duchene, and Audrey Stockton. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Gayle Morgan, Planning Department, and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Ms. Davidson presented the findings and a synopsis of conclusions of the Ad Hoc Committee regarding the initiation for consideration of new processes for Larimer County Boards and Commissions which evolved from their meetings. Items discussed were Terms, Vacancies, Publicity/Recruitment, Communication/Information, Selection Process, Reappointments, Notification, Training and Observation Period, and Appreciation. Mr. Wymisner stated that the current procedure for Board and Commission appointments is satisfactory, but by the Committee reviewing the procedure, it might possibly become more efficient. Chairman Hotchkiss noted that the Board has started making changes; such as term limitation, etc.

Consensus of the Committee was that more publicity regarding functions of the Boards and Commissions, responsibilities, qualifications needed for different Boards, and information on procedure to follow for making application is of primary importance. Chairman Hotchkiss stated he has no problem with adopting the Committee's recommendations, but wondered how involved the Board should be in the interview process and noted that the Board is committed to encourage people to serve, to select responsible persons who will listen and provide balance on committees, and to avoid the selection of single-minded persons with axes to grind. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to accept the recommendations of the Committee. Mr. Gordon suggested that Ms. Duchene continue her work with appointments of Boards and Commissions as usual, and Mr. Gordon, Commissioner Duvall, Trish Davidson, and Ms. Duchene will begin working on implementing the recommendations and new processes of the Committee for the selection of Boards and Commission.

Commissioner Duvall expressed appreciation to the Committee for their work

The meeting recessed at 11:20 a.m.

MEETING REGARDING ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular session. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were the following Directors and Division Heads: Doug Keasling, Social Services; Rex Smith, Public Works; Bob Grewell, Finance; Paul Cooper, Community Corrections; Frank Lancaster, Natural Resources; Jim Stokes, Information Management, John Barnett, Planning; Neil Gluckman, Employment & Training Services; Susan King, Purchasing; Bob Keister, Budget Manager; Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Gordon stated that the purpose of today's meeting is for the group assembled to discuss the re-organization structure of the County and to arrive at astute knowledgeable suggestions for the Organization Structure Committee, which was formed at the Retreat in Estes Park. The suggestions made today will be implemented and help with efficiency on a short-term basis until formal decisions are made by the Organization Committee. Commissioner Duvall stated that the Committee has indicated they cannot recommend a major reorganization without a Strategic Plan in place. There was discussion regarding setting up a cabinet, made up of Division Heads, to meet on a regular basis and make recommendations to the Board in the interim; this suggestion was favorably received by everyone. The main objective at this time, until the Committee presents their recommendations, will be to streamline the structure and improve communication. Discussion followed regarding under which Division the departments of Extension Services, Veteran Services, and the Fair should be the placed; it was recommended that the Board meet with the Directors of these three departments to discuss their placement further.

The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY,. DECEMBER 8, 1993

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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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: Doug Keasling, Director Social Services; Patty Arnett, Director Business Office Health Department; and Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO CASH MATCH FOR THE "GROWTH AND PARENTING ASSESSMENT FOR FAILURE-TO-THRIVE KIDS" GRANT PROPOSAL PROJECT: Ms. Arnett stated that in March of this year, the Board approved the submittal of an application of a grant proposal to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund for the Growth and Parenting Assessment for Failure-to-Thrive Kids Project in order to expand services from Fort Collins to Loveland. Ms. Arnett noted that funding for this project was not approved; however, they still wish to expand these services and have solicited and received some local funding to fund the project on a lesser scale. Ms. Arnett requested Board approval of a County match of $3,800 and noted this would be a one-time only start-up cost. Mr. Keasling recommended approval of this Project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board reaffirm their commitment to the "Growth and Parenting Assessment for Failure-to-Thrive Kids Project" and approve the County match of $3,800, funds to be derived from the '94 Commissioner's Special Projects Fund.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

 

2. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF SPACE IN THE COURTHOUSE FOR A COLLECTIONS PERSON: Mr. Anderson requested Board approval to erect temporary office space on the second floor between the District and County Courts for an Assistant Collections Investigator, as authorized by the Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board. Mr. Anderson noted that Larimer County Personnel will build the temporary office at a cost of approximately $2,000, and stated that it will be a simple process to remove these partitions when a permanent solution is reached about Courthouse space. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this request; monies to be derived from the Facilities Department's '94 Budget.

3. APPOINTMENT TO THE LARIMER COUNTY RETIREMENT BOARD: Ms. Sue Cottingham, Retirement Board Chairperson, recommended the Board approve the appointment of Mr. Lloyd Spawn, CPA, to the Retirement Board to replace Larry Wall, whose term is expiring on December 31, 1993.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board appoint Mr. Lloyd Spawn to the Retirement Board for a four-year term ending December 31, 1997, as recommended by the Retirement Board.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON THE LARIMER COUNTY PEST CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE BYLAWS: Mr. Gordon presented the Larimer County Advisory Committee Bylaws and recommended Board approval, noting that these Bylaws were reviewed and accepted by unanimous vote by the Pest Control Advisory Committee. Committee Duvall recommended that under Article III Membership, the wording in Sentence #4 be amended to read: The committee members shall be resident landowners or resident lessees and, insofar as practical, shall have a practical knowledge of pest control and/or environmental health concerns... The Board agreed to the amendment, as suggested, and Mr. Gordon recommended approval.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Larimer County Pest Control Advisory Committee Bylaws, as amended, and authorize the Chairman to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. REQUEST BY SHERIFF SHOCKLEY FOR 1993 FUNDS CARRY-OVER: Mr. Gordon received a request from Sheriff Shockley for Board approval to carry over $9,651 to his 1994 budget; this amount will be forthcoming for the recent sale at auction of 191 seized and unclaimed weapons to the Keisler Police Supply in Indiana. These funds will be held in an account to be used to purchase needed weapons for the Emergency Response Team. As these funds have not yet been received, a purchase order cannot be issued until January, 1994. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this request.

6. WORKSESSION:

-- A request has been received from the Sheriff for the Board to allow an exception and approve a waiver of policy to permit the transfer of sick leave for an employee at the Detention Center. This employee recently had back surgery and recovery is much slower than anticipated; however, it is not a life threatening situation. Discussion followed; the Board expressed concern for the situation, but does not want to set a precedent by allowing a waiver of policy for transfer of sick leave when the illness is not life threatening.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board deny the request to approve a waiver of policy to allow the transfer of sick leave, as requested by Sheriff Shockley, because to do so would set a precedent and create difficulty in administering sick leave policy in the future. Commissioner Duvall also asked that a letter conveying the Board's reasoning, along with an expression of concern for Ms. Mills as a valued employee, be sent to the Sheriff.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Mr. Gordon asked the Board whether January 24 or 31, 1994 would be more convenient with their schedule for a Joint Meeting between the City of Fort Collins/City of Loveland, and the Board, and to choose a convenient location. The Board selected January 24 as the meeting date, and Carolyn's Cuisine, if it is available, for a centrally-located meeting site. Agenda items will be selected after the first of the year.

-- Mr. Gordon described a situation for the Board in which a gentleman purchased four two-way radios and chargers at the Larimer County Auction for $132.50. It was later discovered that the radios cannot be used for personal use--only for police use. The gentleman is requesting the Board to approve a full refund to him and the radios and chargers will be returned. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this refund, as requested.

-- The Red Feather Library is requesting $6,437 to hire a part-time person. It has been suggested that the County may not be able to increase its contributions to libraries in the future and they should consider imposing a small user fee to raise additional revenue. After discussion, CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to deny the request for additional monies for the Red Feather Library, and suggested they solicit volunteers.

-- Previously, Mr. Stan Everitt requested the Board to contribute $2,000 for a Quality of Life Indicators Booklet for Larimer County. Mr. Gordon consulted with members of the County's Health and Human Services Council and they concurred with the Board's opinion that the amount requested was too high. After discussion and questions were raised, Mr. Gordon was requested to schedule a time for Mr. Everitt to meet with the Board and discuss this further.

-- Commissioner Duvall has received several calls from the Horseshoe View Homeowners requesting a meeting with the Board to discuss some of their concerns. Chairman Hotchkiss suggested that Commissioner Disney and Russ Legg of Planning meet with the Homeowners.

-- Mr. Gordon received a request from an employee in the Clerk and Recorder's Office for her daughter's softball team to use the County's softball field on Shields, next to Emergency Services; they have agreed to sign a waiver releasing the County from liability and will clean the field. Mr. Burch has discussed this matter with the County Attorney and they agreed to draft the waiver, but they requested Board approval. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this request, if an appropriate waiver is signed and useage is coordinated with Sgt. Bill Nelson.

-- Due to a scheduling conflict on December 22, 1993, Commissioner Duvall has requested that Administrative Matters begin at 9:00 a.m. rather than 9:30 a.m.; the Board agreed to this request.

-- As Chairman Hotchkiss will be out of town during the week of December 27, 1993, Mr. Gordon asked Commissioners Disney and Duvall if they will be in town during that week; they both stated they will be here for meetings that week.

7. COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS:

-- Chairman Hotchkiss stated he has met with both attorneys for the meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13, 1993 regarding the Communication Tower and the format and procedure to follow have been determined. The meeting will last at least four hours to allow time for all sides to present their case and have a brief opportunity for rebuttal. It was suggested that a Court Reporter be present for this hearing.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported that during the CCI Convention, a joint proposal was presented by Jefferson County for GO-COLORADO Money; she recommended this joint proposal be forwarded to our Parks Department for review.

-- Commissioner Disney reported that he, John Barnett, Planning Director, and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney, are drafting a memo to be sent to interested parties to convene to discuss the responsibilities of water suppliers for developing areas.

8. LEGAL MATTERS: At this time, George Hass, County Attorney; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Jim Stokes, Director Information Management, and Ralph Jacobs, Personnel Director, joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

A) Due to the increased workload in Radio and Microwave Communications in the County, Mr. Stokes stated that Communication Specialist Mike Slavick has been putting in a lot of overtime and comp time and is having to come in every weekend. As a result, there is a dire need for a support person; Mr. Stokes noted there is no way to contract for this service in the private sector. Mr. Slavick has been offered a job in Weld County for more money and less hours; even though Mr. Slavick has not made a decision yet to leave Larimer County, the situation points out the urgent need to have someone trained in Microwave. Therefore, Mr. Stokes requested Board approval of 1 FTE in the Information Management Department in the salary range of $31,000, which will be added to the '94 budget request. Mr. Stokes is very hopeful Mr. Slavick will decide to stay with Larimer County, as he is a high-quality and valuable employee. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve the request for Mr. Stokes to increase the 1994 staffing pattern in Information Management by hiring 1 additional FTE, as a support person and backup for Mr. Slavick.

B) Mr. Hass reported that the imposition of road impact fees under Amendment #1 does not require a vote of the people; it is a fee and is legal as long as it is reasonable and fair and is not a scheme to enhance the County General Fund or Road & Bridge Fund and is spent for the development for which it was collected. The Board determined that the policy written in 1986 needs to be reviewed to determine if it is correct or if it should be amended and incorporated in the transportation plan; Commissioner Disney, Public Works Director Rex Smith, and Subdivision Administrator Al Kadera will review the policy

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 11:05 a.m. to discuss pending litigation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:20 a.m.; no action taken.

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

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of November 22, 1993, and the Agenda for the week of December 13, 1993, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement of Taxes for the following, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller: Gerards Photo Lab; Jimmie H. Patrick; Canterbury Dining & Catering; Charles & Carolyn Niswender; Alan Manes/Bruce Page; James Chinn (4) Rex Miller; and J & D Enterprises.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Amended Bebo MRD Plat.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to Mishawaka Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Bellvue, CO; Red Feather Cafe & Bar - 6% - Fed Feather, CO; Red Feather Carry Out - 6% - Red Feather, CO; and The Hunt Club - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO. County Approval was granted to the Spanish Manor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO; and a Waive of Hearing for a Change of Ownership for the Ramada Inn, 3709 E. Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado for a 6% Hotel Restaurant Liquor License.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A93-177 EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE

AND LOVELAND RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

A93-178 EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE

AND WELLINGTON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

A93-179 EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO STATE FOREST SERVICE

AND POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

A93-180 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF ESTES

PARK, AND THE RECREATION DISTRICT (Lake Estes Trail)

 

A93-181 SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNOLOGY

A93-182 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND

ERICSSON BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

A93-183 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT -

TELEMANAGEMENT SYSTEM BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ERICSSON

COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

A93-184 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT -

DIGITAL SOUND VOICE MAIL SYSTEM BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ERICSSON

COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

R93-182s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE VACATION OF

UTILITY EASEMENT IN COTTON WILLOW ESTATES, 2ND

FILING

R93-183s RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE RELEASE OF COLLATERAL

FOR TAFT CANYON PUD REPLAT

R93-184s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE

REINSTATEMENT OF PLAT OF BRANDENBURG MINOR

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 11:25 a.m.

SALES TAX INITIATIVE STRATEGY PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular session. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were the following Department and Division Heads: Doug Keasling, Social Services; Neil Gluckman, ETS; Nancy Lubinski, Elections; Rex Smith, Public Works; K-Lynn Cameron, Parks; Bob Holt, Fairgrounds; Bob Keister, Budget Manager; Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Health; Bob Grewell, Finance; Richard Shockley, Sheriff; John Barnett, Planning; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chairman Hotchkiss stated that the purpose of today's meeting is to discuss various sales tax issues which may be on the ballot next year and to receive suggestions and input regarding those issues from the department and division heads attending this meeting.

Mr. Gordon reviewed the CCI breakdown of the recent state-wide county election results, indicating which type of initiative passed or failed. Chairman Hotchkiss stated that the Board has the statutory authority to place initiatives on the ballot and a one-cent increase in sales tax generates between $12 and $14 million dollars a year. Mr. Keister noted that during the past 10-15 years the County has been able to keep up with operating costs, but not with major items which are depreciation related. There was discussion whether specific issues (such as roads, open space, etc.) should be identified on the ballot, or just request a one-cent sales tax increase to be spent at the Board's discretion.

Issues to be placed on the ballot suggested by the group for the Board's consideration were: Juvenile Detention Center, Health Care Access; Roads & Bridges; Open Space (Trails, Parks Improvement); New Fairgrounds; Capital Improvements; Human Resource Investment Plan; Purchase of Development Rights/Land for Open Space; Reduction of the Mill Levy; Mass-Transit Tax, etc. Chairman Hotchkiss stated he feels the Board has a mission to place something on the ballot in November that will address some of these issues. The Board needs to identify where the money is most urgently needed and they have no more than 90 days to get organized.

The meeting recessed at 3:00 p.m.

MEETING WITH WYNN WASHLE REGARDING STRATEGIC PLANNING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 3:10 p.m. in regular session with Wynn Washle. Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were Dana Klausmeyer, Controller, and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Commissioner Duvall stated that the purpose of today's meeting is for Mr. Washle to define Strategic Planning for the Board and inform them how to proceed in developing a Plan. Mr. Washle asked the Board what challenges they will be facing in the future and what they want from the Plan and from him. Chairman Hotchkiss stated that the Board wants the Plan to set direction; Commissioner Duvall noted that the Board needs a facilitator to lead them thru the Plan, which will be a living document for all to live by and enable all departments to be in alignment. Commissioner Disney stated that the reason for the Plan is to have continuity of thought to continue when the current Board is gone. Mr. Washle described his background and training and the work he does for companies; he stated that a Strategic Plan is a process, not a product..

 

The Board has one more interview with a Strategic Plan Facilitator and then will issue a Request for Proposal to obtain bids from interested facilitators.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board proclaim the week of December 12 - 18, 1993 as Santa Cops Week in Larimer County, and authorize the Chairman to sign the Proclamation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

 

 

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COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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