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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1994

SUBDIVISIONS

(#175)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with John Barnett, Director of Planning. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Richael Michels, Planner; Russ Legg, Chief Planner; Rex Burns, Engineering; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Duvall noted that the Seven Springs Preliminary Plat (#94-SU0527) has been removed from today's agenda. Chair Duvall stated that requests have been received to table the Windcliff Estates 5th Filing Amended Plat (#94-SA0616) until January 23, 1995 and to table the Highland Hills Planned Unit Development Amended Master Plan (#94-MS0560) until February 21, 1995.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Windcliff Estates 5th Filing Amended Plat (#94-SA0616) until January 23, 1995 and table the Highland Hills Planned Unit Development Amended Master Plan (#94-MS0560) until February 21, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Chair Duvall noted that the following are Consent Items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

1. INLET KNOLLS VACATION OF AMENDED PLAT (#94-SA0620):

06-06-69; NORTHEAST OF COUNTY ROAD 38E AT THE SOUTHERN

END OF WEST BAY DRIVE IN THE INLET KNOLLS PLANNED UNIT

DEVELOPMENT; 1.23 ACRES; 2 LOTS; R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING

(12-19-94)

This is a request to vacate the Amended Plat done in 1988 due to an error in recording. Staff Findings include: 1) The Amended Plat of "Inlet Knolls A Condominium" and the Recreation Area and Open Space Designated "Inlet Knolls residential PUD Phase I" was recorded on July 8, 1988, Reception No. 88031276; 2) Said Amended Plat was recorded incorrectly without all of the property owners' signatures; 3) In order to clarify the status of this property, action is required by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners.

The Staff Recommendation is to vacate and set aside the Amended Plat of "Inlet Knoll A Condominium" and the Recreation Area and Open Space Designated "Inlet Knolls Residential PUD Phase I" which was recorded on July 8 1988, Reception No. 88031276 and to reinstate the plat of "Inlet Knolls Residential PUD Phase I" recorded on October 3, 1977, in Book 1824, Page 683, with the following conditions: 1) Any development of these condominium tracts must be done in accordance with the previously approved plans for Inlet Knolls Residential PUD Phase I; 2) Prior to construction on these condominium lots, the above improvements must be completed; 3) These condominium lots must be subject to the current standard conditions for development approval including park fees, road fees, drainage fees, engineered foundations and radon testing.

Linda Norton, applicant, asked if the County Attorney could prepare the Findings and Resolution for this item as soon as possible to enable the seller to transfer this property this year as he will not be able to declare this as a loss if it goes into 1995.

2. HIGH PINES SUBDIVISION AMENDED PLAT (#94-SA0614): 25-05-73;

SOUTH OF RIVERSIDE DRIVE, WEST OF ESTES PARK; 2.91 ACRES;

2 LOTS; E-ESTATE ZONING (12-19-94)

This is a request to reconfigure three existing lots, resulting in two building sites. Staff Findings are: 1) High Pines Subdivision was approved in 1911; 2) This Amended Plat was reviewed by the County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area and there were no objections; 3) Approval of this Amended Plat will not leave any lot without access or utility services. The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 38, 39, 40 and a portion of Lot 36, High Pines Subdivision.

3. PINEWOOD SPRINGS 2ND AND 4TH FILING AMENDED PLAT

(#94-SA0613): 32-04-71; ON APACHE ROAD IN PINEWOOD SPRINGS,

NORTH OF LYONS; 2.47 ACRES; 3 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING (12-19-94)

This is a request to reconfigure two platted lots and an unplatted parcel to result in two lots. Staff Findings include: 1) Pinewood Springs Second and Fourth Filings were approved in 1959 and 1960, respectively; 2) There was an unidentified tract between Lot 63, Second Filing and Lot 93, Fourth Filing, which will be assimilated into the two new lots; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 63, Pinewood Springs Second Filing and Lot 93, Pinewood Springs Fourth Filing.

4. FRANK EASEMENT EXCHANGE: LOCATED TWO MILES WEST OF

WINDSOR ON THE CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER (12-19-94)

Kari Doerr, representative from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW), informed the Board that currently the DOW has a conservation easement of approximately 380 acres of land known as the Frank Easement, two miles west of Windsor. The DOW has been requested by a developer to exchange easements on 243.5 acres of the Frank State Wildlife Area in order to allow development to occur in the area of the west bluffs, which is a lower priority wildlife habitat, in exchange for a more riparian habitat and fishing access. Ms. Doerr requested a "Statement of Position" from the Board indicating their approval or disapproval of this land exchange.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendations and approve the Inlet Knolls Vacation of Amended Plat (#94-SA0620), High Pines Subdivision Amended Plat (#94-SA0612), the Pinewood Springs 2nd and 4th Filing Amended Plat (#94-SA0613); and the Frank Easement Exchange; each, with conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. TRANSFER OF CHARTWELL CABLE (12-19-94).

This is a request for a Public Hearing to consider approval of a transfer of the Larimer County Cable Agreement with Chartwell Cable of Colorado, Inc. to Galaxy TeleCom, Inc. Mr. Legg provided the background information for this request, noting that Section 9 of the Cable Agreement that Larimer County has had with Chartwell Cable since 1988 requires County approval for the transfer of the Agreement to another company. Mr. Legg stated that Chartwell Cable is also requesting a reduction in the required construction bond from $100,000 to $0; however, Staff is recommending this amount be reduced to $25,000.

The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the transfer of the standard Cable Agreement from Chartwell Cable of Colorado, Inc. to Galaxy TeleCom, Inc., with the following conditions: 1) Approval of insurance and bonding requirements and documents by the County Attorney, Risk Management, and Public Works; 2) The applicant shall prepare assignment documents for approval by the County Attorney and signature by the Board of County Commissioners. The document shall: a) Provide for renewal of the agreement to be considered between the transfer and Larimer County during the 1995 calendar year; b) Reduce the amount of the construction bond to $25,000; c) Contain approval of the language requested by the company for Article II, Section 5, subparagraph b and Section 3, subparagraph c. This section deals with the County working with the lenders for interim operation in case of default; 3) Information required by this approval shall be provided to Larimer County no later than January 15, 1995. This transfer shall not be completed and approved until the requested information is provided; 4) The transfer Resolution shall contain language indicating that Article II, Section 14 of the basic agreement shall read: "Required services and facilities will not be in place until such time as it may be required in any new agreement"; 5) Denial of the other request made by the Company as discussed in this agenda.

Bryan McDougal, Attorney for Chartwell Cable of Colorado, introduced Larry Eby, Director Administrative Offices of Galaxy Cablevision, who provided the history of the company.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the transfer of the Larimer County Cable Agreement with Chartwell Cable of Colorado, Inc. to Galaxy TeleCom, Inc. and authorize the Chair to sign the Resolution authorizing the transfer.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-160g RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF CABLE

TELEVISION AGREEMENT WITH CHARTWELL CABLE OF

COLORADO, INC. TO GALAXY TELECOM, INC.

6. FINAL PLAT APPROVALS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Final Plats and Subdivision Improvement Agreements for Vista Bonita 7th Filing and Eagle Lake 5th Filing.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A94-173 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DON D. JOHNSTON

FOR VISTA BONITA 7TH FILING

A94-174 AGREEMENT RELATING TO THE SUBDIVISION AND

DEVELOPMENT OF EAGLE LAKE 5TH FILING BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WESTERN LAND

AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION


7. DISCUSSION ITEMS:

A) Request for Waiver: A letter was received from Bill Van Horn in Estes Park requesting a waiver of an annexation impact report for the Grey Fox Additions 1, 2 and 3 in Estes Park; the Board declined to take action on this matter until they have heard from the Town of Estes Park.

B) Request for Notification Before Final Plat Approval: Mike Schultz, representing a group of homeowners in Horseshoe Estates Subdivision who are concerned about the proposed Vista View Estates Subdivision, addressed the Board and presented letters commenting about the procedure being followed for Final Plat approval of this subdivision. After listening for awhile to Mr. Schultz's comments, the Board stated that this avenue of receiving comments is highly unusual and they requested legal counsel whether or not Mr. Schultz should proceed. Ms. Haag advised that at the time of Final Plat approval, any interested parties who believe that the conditions of approval contained in the Preliminary Plat have not been met, may either write a letter or appear in person before the Board to protest Final Plat approval. Mr. Legg stated that he will keep the neighbors informed of when action on this matter will be taken.

The meeting recessed at 9:50 a.m.

ADOPTION OF THE 1995 BUDGET

(#175 @ 2500)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with Bob Keister, Budget Manager. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager, and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Keister presented the following Resolutions to: 1) Amend the 1994 Budget; 2) Adopt the 1995 Budget and Set Levies for County Government and Other Entities; 3) Appropriate Sums of Money for 1995; 4) Designate Ending 1995 Fund Balances, and the Certification of Levies and Revenue, and requested Board approval and the Chair's signature. Mr. Keister stated that the budget for 1995 is an .08% increase over the revised 1994 budget; the Board noted for the record that out of the $129,377,459 local property tax bill to all taxpayers for 1995, only $31,937,116 is designated for county government.

Will Aravino, representing the Local Legislative Affairs Committee of the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, expressed the Chamber's appreciation to Mr. Keister and Commissioner Disney for including the Chamber in their outreach and for coming to the early morning Friday meetings to present the Larimer County Budget; he noted that the presentation helped them gain insight regarding the county budget.


M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Notice and Resolution to Transfer Funds and Amend the Budget for the Calendar Year 1994, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-161g NOTICE AND RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER FUNDS AND

AMEND THE BUDGET FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 1994

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution to Adopt the 1995 Budget and Set Levies for the County of Larimer, Colorado commencing on the first day of January 1995 and ending on the last day of December 1995, with the understanding that losses for abatements 1994 will be recovered through a special 0.152 mill levy that is in addition to the 21.571 mill county operating levy, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-162g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GOVERNMENT

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Resolutions to Adopt the 1995 Budget and Set Levies for the following Larimer County Entities: Pest District (Weed District); Emergency Telephone Authority (E911 Authority); Public Trustee; GID #1 - Imperial Estates; GID #2 - Pinewood Springs; GID #4 - Carriage Hills; GID #8 - Namaqua Hills Maintenance; GID #10 - Homestead; GID #11 - Meadowdale Hills; GID #13A - Red Feather; GID #14 - Little Valley; and GID #1991-1 - Arapahoe Pines, noting that the residents in the general improvement districts (GID's) have approved them by referendum, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-163g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY PEST DISTRICT (WEED DISTRICT)

R94-164g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY -

E911 AUTHORITY

R94-165g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET FOR THE LARIMER

COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE

R94-166g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #1 - IMPERIAL ESTATES

R94-167g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY #2 - PINEWOOD SPRINGS

R94-168g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY #4 - CARRIAGE HILLS

R94-169g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #8 - NAMAQUA HILLS MAINTENANCE

R94-170g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #10 - HOMESTEAD ESTATES

R94-171g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #11 - MEADOWDALE HILLS

R94-172g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #13A - RED FEATHER

R94-173g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID #14 - LITTLE VALLEY

R94-174g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1995 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR

LARIMER COUNTY GID 1991-1 - ARAPAHOE PINES

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution to Appropriate Sums of Money for 1995 for the County of Larimer, and authorize the Chairman to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-175g RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE SUMS OF MONEY FOR 1995

FOR LARIMER COUNTY


M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Resolution to Designate Ending 1995 Fund Balances for Larimer County, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the 1994 Certification of Levies and Revenue by the Larimer County Commissioners, and authorize the Chair to sign.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 1:55 p.m.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL MEETING

(#176)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. in regular session with representatives from the HHS Council. Chair Duvall presided and Commissioner Disney was present; Commissioner Hotchkiss was absent. The HHS Council Members present were: Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Health Department Director; Doug Keasling, Social Services Director; Paul Cooper, Community Corrections Director; Dr. Keith Olson, Mental Health Executive Director; Lew Wymisner, representing ETS Director Joni Friedman. Also present were Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Duvall stated that the purpose of today's meeting is to discuss with the HHS Council members the possibility of hiring a division head to coordinate all the Health and Human Services functions. Mr. Lancaster presented copies of the latest revised Larimer County Organization Chart. The HHS Council members discussed the pros and cons of creating a new division head and asked many questions regarding what the specific job duties, role, qualifications and expectancies of the new division head would be. They asked what are the problems the Board is trying to solve by creating a new division head and how severe are the problems compared to the cost of solving them; what is the cost of the solution against the level of the problem. They noted that it will be difficult to place six departments, representing almost half of the county employees, under one division head and they wondered if that one person would have the capacity to understand the needs and workings of the whole division. They asked what is not working with the HHS Council that would work better with a division head and wondered if adding an additional layer of bureaucracy will be perceived by staff that the county has money to hire a high-paid administrative person who doesn't provide a service and yet those on the front lines don't

have enough staff to do their job. They asked what is the Board trying to accomplish and what is the motivation behind it.

Chair Duvall stated that the Board has discussed, ever since they took office, the idea of trying to get all the non-profit and human service agencies to work together to close the gaps, eliminate the duplication of services, do a better job for the community, and make sure that the services offered are the services needed. Dr. LeBailly noted that a lot of coordination already exists with other agencies in the community.

Commissioner Disney asked the Council members if they could see any advantage in consolidating into one division with a division head. Mr. Gluckman stated that one of the advantages would be having someone in charge with the same philosophy and all under the same umbrella. Commissioner Duvall stated that because of Amendment #1, each department cannot afford to have their own little Kingdom; Mr. Cooper asked where the perception came from that there are walls between each department. Much discussion followed; Dr. Olson suggested that the HHS Council look at the overall issue and discuss this matter further during their regular meeting this Wednesday and then report back to the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 p.m.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1994

PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING

(#177)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Rex Smith, Director of Public Works. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present was Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. 1995 Road and Bridge Construction and Major Maintenance Program: Mr. Smith reported on the open house held last night for the area residents regarding the project on the east side of Horsetooth Reservoir; he noted that the open house went well and everyone attending was very positive about the project. Mr. Smith stated they will be holding more open houses in the future, in conjunction with other projects, in order to explain the impact of the project on the residents and provide an opportunity for them to ask questions and have their concerns addressed. Mr. Smith provided an overview for the Board of the 1995 road and bridge construction and major maintenance projects.

Mr. Smith described the cost ($4,000 per mile) for the application of chloride, or other treatments, to stabilize a road and noted this treatment needs to be applied every year. Mr. Smith stated that it costs between $15,000 and $16,000 a mile to apply a double chip seal surface. Mr. Smith and the Road and Bridge Director, Mr. Heiden, will be observing

how well and how long this type of application holds up and if it does well, it might be cost effective to expand that program.

Chair Duvall asked Mr. Smith how difficult it would be for him to inform the Board which roads in the county are taking a beating from traffic and if he could supply the Board with more information about road impacts so that during the planning meetings on Monday mornings decisions are not made which create "E" of "F" level gridlocks; she also requested a map of the roads that the Public Works Department is concerned about from a maintenance level. Mr. Smith will try to supply the Board with as much of this information as possible. Commissioner Disney also requested a design capacity outline on county roads 17 and 19; Mr. Smith responded that his department does not have the in-house traffic engineering expertise to do this type of analysis. In summary, Mr. Smith stated that the county should be spending 6 to 7 million dollars per year on road improvements and is only spending two million dollars annually. Much discussion followed.

2. Update on UST Site Remediation Work: Mr. Smith provided an update on the leaking underground storage tank remediation work, noting that Loveland and Livermore were closed out some time ago; he noted that excavation and water treatment was done several months ago at the Shields Street site and the tests coming back are indicating that the levels are way below state standards and so they are submitting a request to officially close that site. Mr. Smith reported that they are working at Wellington now excavating contaminated material and hauling it to the landfill and will be doing water treatment, followed by more testing over the next few months, and they are hopeful that the levels will drop off to a point where they can close that site. Mr. Smith also noted that ground-water remediation was recently completed at the Vine St. site.

3. Discussion Items Not on the Agenda: Chair Duvall received a call from a resident in Laporte who is concerned about the LaPorte Lions Park and during a meeting Chair Duvall attended recently with the Parks and Rec Board, she had the impression that Lions Park was a low priority, even though staff was recommending that commitments made over the past few years need to be honored. Chair Duvall asked if the Board of County Commissioners should wait until the Parks and Rec Board meets again in January to offer suggestions and recommendations or should they inform them ahead of time that they feel all prior commitments should be honored. Commissioner Hotchkiss recommended that Mr. Smith discuss this matter with the Parks Director, Mr. MacFarlane, and K-Lynn Cameron, Parks Planner, to convey the Board's feelings regarding this matter before the January meeting.

The meeting recessed at 10:40 a.m.






HEALTH DEPARTMENT QUARTERLY MEETING

(#178)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 10:45 a.m. with Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director of Health and Environment. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Sid Waldrop and Dr. Ken Curtis, Board of Health Members, and Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. Update on the Director of Environmental Health Position: Dr. LeBailly provided an update on the Director of Environmental Health position, noting that forty-four applications have been received; she noted that a number of the applications are from persons making a much higher salary in their current position than the salary expected to be offered from Larimer County. Dr. LeBailly stated she would like to be able to convey to the applicants the upper limit of salary to be offered before they come for an interview, out of fairness to them. Dr. LeBailly noted that interviews will be held on January 6, 1995 and she prefers not to interview more than six people.

2. Septic System Sizing: Dr. LeBailly informed the Board that she and several of her staff attended a Planning Commission meeting to discuss changing regulations for development approval when considering useable land for sizing septic systems; she noted that most of the good buildable sites in the county have been built on and what is left are areas of marginal lands which will require engineered systems. Dr. LeBailly also apprised the Board that the state recently discovered that they had a typographical error in their sizing mathematical formula for ET systems and they should be twice as large as those approved in the last fifteen years. There was discussion of requiring a waiver form to include in the land records and Commissioner Disney suggested putting a note on the plat; it was agreed that some type of real estate disclosure regarding what is on these plats needs to be required. The Board will discuss the passage of a bill for a disclosure requirement with the Legislature when they meet next year. Chair Duvall asked if there is a way the county could look at the bigger picture regarding septic systems which meet technical standards; Dr. LeBailly agreed that the technical standards need to be changed and then there will be a basis for saying "No". Chair Duvall asked if it would be possible to have a map identifying where systems are failing in the county; Dr. LeBailly stated they do not do routine inspections, they only go out to do inspections when a system is installed, when a problem develops, or when there is a mortgaged land transaction.

3. Clarification of Acceptable Uses of Fund Balances: Dr. LeBailly requested clarification from the Board regarding acceptable uses for fund balances as she has been hearing that it is only permissible to use fund balances to buy large equipment or buildings, but not permissible to use fund balances to keep programs operational the following fiscal year. Commissioner Hotchkiss responded that usage of fund balances is on a case-by-case basis; but generally, "one-shot deals" are a better usage for fund balances than for on-going, operational, or personnel commitments.

4. Executive Session for Personnel Matter:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board go into Executive Session with Dr. LeBailly to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session recessed at 11:40 a.m.; no action taken.

MEETING REGARDING THE DIRECTION

OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

(#178 @ 2500)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular session with Sam Symanski, Human Development Grants Manager. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were: Diane Martell, Interim Director Human Development; Joannie Schlueter, Human Development Administrative Director; Rex Smith, Director Public Works; Jean Berger, Harold Wallace, Sherry Olson, Margaret Brown, Human Resource Committee Members; and Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Ms. Symanski stated that the Human Resource Committee has received four bids to provide para-transit service in the rural areas of Larimer County, noting that the main areas being looked at were LaPorte, Estes Park and Loveland. Ms. Szymanski stated that the purpose of today's meeting is to provide an opportunity for the Committee to discuss with the Board their philosophy regarding the county providing para-transit service in the rural areas before the Committee meets to decide how the funding should be allocated. Ms. Symanski stated that of the four proposals received, two were from the Estes Park area and for the remainder of the county, one was received from Shamrock Taxi and one from Care-A-Van; she noted that there are different pieces to the proposal that went out, and only Care-A-Van bid on every piece of the package. The different pieces of the proposal were: 1) Shuttle service from Estes Park and a demand response service in Estes Park; 2) Shuttle from LaPorte to Fort Collins; 3) Shuttle from Loveland to Fort Collins; 4) Demand response service in Loveland; and 5) Some general demand response in the county areas at large. Ms. Symanski noted they will not be able to fund all those pieces, but all will be considered. Chair Duvall asked Ms. Symanski to describe the two types of service; Ms. Syzmanski stated that a shuttle is a regularly-scheduled trip that would take place, for instance one day a week at a certain time, from Estes Park to Loveland and on to Fort Collins and drop off at central locations, such as the hospital, shopping areas, etc.; the shuttle from LaPorte to Fort Collins would be a daily service and would take people to the Transfort bus stops. The demand response service is a door-to-door service, primarily for people who are disabled, disadvantaged and elderly; however, others could use the shuttle if they were willing to pay for the service.

Commissioner Hotchkiss cautioned that the Committee will have to determine the level of service and amount of dollars they have; however, he thinks it is too expensive to provide the door-to-door service and he questioned if this is a function of county government. Ms. Olson noted that a perception exists that county government takes care of everyone in the county. Chair Duvall suggested that maybe boundaries should be drawn in the county beyond which this service will not go. There was discussion of providing this service at no charge or if a fee should be imposed, and how the para-transit service will fit in with the Transportation Development Plan.

Chair Duvall expressed appreciation to the Committee for what they do and stated that the Board wants to work with them. After today's discussion, she summarized the Board's priorities as follows: 1) They would like some kind of fee structure, such as a sliding scale; 2) They would like for this to be a pilot project - we start it and Estes Park take it over; 3) They would like some clarification regarding how much the county should be doing. Chair Duvall stated that the Committee needs to look at cost effectiveness, obtain data on ridership, determine if there is a need, and how much will it cost. Ms. Szymanski informed the Board that the Committee will decide on the allocations within the next two weeks and then return to the Board for approval.

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1994

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#179)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioner Disney was present. Commissioner Hotchkiss was absent. Also present were: Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; John MacFarlane, Director of Parks Department; Tim Walsh, Chief Probation Officer; Doug Keasling, Director of Social Services; Paul Cooper, Director of Community Corrections; Ralph Jacobs, Personnel Director; Len Bammer, Fleet Manager. A. Jensen, Recording Clerk.

1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND/OR SIGNATURE FOR ITEMS FROM THE SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

Mr. Gluckman presented three items for approval and/or signature from the Board for the Social Services Department. They are as follows:

A. Agreement for Legal Services for 1995.

B. Child Support Enforcement Agreement for 1995.

C. 1995 Purchase of Service Contract with the Salvation Army.

Mr. Gluckman stated that these items are part of Mr. Keasling 1995 budget and are the same as the contracts currently in force.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Agreements/Contracts as submitted by Mr. Gluckman and Mr. Keasling.

Motion carried 2-0.

A94-176 LEGAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND GEORGE HASS OF HARDEN, SCHMIDT, HASS, HAAG AND HALLBERG, P.C.

A94-177 AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

(Child Support Enforcement Agreement for Services)

C94-62 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE SALVATION ARMY.

Mr. Keasling also requested approval of the appointment of Marty Dwyer, Catherine Hansen and Kathy Burns as Consumer Representatives on the Local Human Service Restructuring Committee.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board appoint Marty Dwyer, Catherine Hansen and Kathy Burns as Consumer Representatives on the Local Human Service Restructuring Committee.

Motion carried 2-0.

2. JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER UPDATE.

Mr. Cooper and Mr. Anderson informed the Board of a meeting they attended with representatives from the State of Colorado regarding the Juvenile Detention Center. During this meeting, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Anderson and Sheriff Shockley were shown a footprint of the proposed building from the State architect. This proposed building would require 6.5 acres. Several questions were raised by the Board: how much parking is allocated in this footprint, have traffic problems been addressed as well as access to the site? Mr. Cooper stated this footprint does not include a staff secure facility which would add $500,000 to the cost of construction.. Commissioners Duvall and Disney instructed Mr. Anderson to have the State architect do a master plan of the site, to include existing buildings and any proposed buildings with consideration to the Counties needs. Once the master plan is completed the Board will meet with all concerned parties to discuss the various issues.

3. REQUEST BY PARKS DEPARTMENT OF TWO RECOMMENDATIONS.

Mr. MacFarlene requested the Boards approval for the 1995 license payments for the Sail and Saddle Club and the Carter Lake Sail Club to be increased by 10 percent as well as hire a one-year, limited-term Park Planner II and Park Ranger.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the license payments for the Sail and Saddle Club and the Carter Lake Sail Club to be increased by 10 percent and allow Mr. MacFarlane to hire a one-year, limited-term Park Planner II and Park Ranger.

Motion carried 2-0.

4. DISCUSSION OF PROJECT SELF SUFFICIENCY: Mr. Bammer briefly discussed Project Self Sufficiency, the merits of this program and the overwhelming need for clients of this program to have their cars repaired. The mechanics in Fleet Management Department have volunteered their time to repair the participants of this programs vehicles with the caveat that repairs which will require more then one day will not be undertaken by these mechanics. The Fleet Management mechanics are requesting the Board to allow them to open the garage on Saturdays to do the repairs. The client will need to provide the necessary parts and sign a waiver before they will begin work. Mr. Bammer will check with Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Burch and Mr. Haas regarding the potential legalities and liabilities of this endeavor. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to open the garage in Loveland on Saturdays for the mechanics to perform repairs of participants of Project Self Sufficiency as long as the County is not in danger of violating any laws or incurring potential liabilities.

5. DISCUSSION REGARDING ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT: Mr. Anderson and Mr. Walsh spoke briefly of the need for additional space for the Probation Department. Mr. Walsh stated that he has 22 volunteer probation officers who have no space in which to meet clients. Much discussion ensued regarding the savings realized with the volunteers and the need for the additional 480 square feet. Mr. Walsh also stated there would be no re-construction costs and any expenditures for dividers, etc. would come from his budget.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved to amend the Mr. Anderson's facilities budget for $6000.00 to rent the additional 480 square feet with the understanding that it would be used to provide office space for the volunteers, coming from the general fund for 1995.

Motion carried 2-0.

6. DISCUSSION OF APPOINTED SALARY RESOLUTION: Mr. Jacobs discussed the procedures of handling raises for appointed positions. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to instruct Mr. Jacobs to follow procedures already established to inform the Elected Officials of the funding available for raises for their appointed staff.

7. WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Gluckman submitted the Intergovernmental Agreement for approval by the Board.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for Regional Planning.

A94-175 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR REGIONAL

PLANNING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITIES OF FORT COLLINS,

GREELEY, LOVELAND, BERTHOUD, EVANS, MILLIKEN,

WELLINGTON AND WINDSOR.

Motion carried 2-0.

-- Items for Policy Worksession December 29, 1994: Mr. Gluckman inquired of the Board if they have any items to be placed on the December 29, 1994 worksession. Chair Duvall requested Mr. Gluckman to provide an update on various items which are pending. The worksession will be canceled if Commissioner Hotchkiss is unable to attend.

-- Board Invitations: Ms. Hart noted the only invitation for the Board to consider at this time is from CSURF. Chair Duvall will not attend. Commissioner Disney will check his schedule and inform Ms. Hart of his decision. Ms. Hart stated she is working on the 1995 evening meetings schedule and if the meetings scheduled by the Planning Department for the first Monday of each month be rescheduled to 7:00 p.m. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to reschedule the evening Planning Departments meetings to 7:00 p.m. Commissioner Disney suggested regularly scheduling a meeting for the public to discuss items of general interest with the Board.

8. COMMISSIONERS REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported on a meeting he recently had with staff from the Reporter-Herald to discuss and clarify various issues and is desirous of scheduling similar meetings with other media organizations.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss threatened litigation.

Motion carried 2-0.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.; no action taken.

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

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of December 12, 1994 and the Agenda for the week of December 26, 1994.

Motion carried 2-0.

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement, as recommended by County Assessor Stephen Miller, for the following: Ed Carroll VW; Umbrella Design Group; Charter Medical; Fort Collins Properties; Western Auto Supply Company.

Motion carried 2-0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: A License was issued to St. Louis Liquors - 6% - Loveland, Colorado.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Pinewood Springs Amended Plat.

Motion carried 2-0.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A94-178 AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DETENTION CENTER MEDICAL UNIT SERVICE BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PREFERRED CORRECTIONAL MEDICAL TEAM, INC.

A94-179 FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION BY THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION FOR FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

C94-63 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS.

R94-176s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE MASTER PLAN, PRELIMINARY PLAT, REZONING AND OFF-SITE WAIVER REQUEST IN ROCKVIEW PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT.

R94-177rb FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PROPOSED ROAD NAMES CHEYENNE RIDGE LIMITED.

R94-178s FINDINGS RESOLUTION GRANTING THE VACATION OF AN AMENDED PLAT AND REINSTATEMENT OF PRIOR PLAT IN INLET KNOLLS.

ATTEST:

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JANET S. DUVALL, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

(SEAL)

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk

December 21, 1994

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