PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, JULY 31, 1995

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 8:00 a.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon the conclusion of the hearings, the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on Friday, July 28, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1995

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 8:00 a.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon conclusion of the hearings, the following action was taken.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on Monday, July 31, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Sheriff Richard Shockley; Captain Gary Darling from Operations and Drew Davis from Research in the Sheriff's Department. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION: No one appeared to address the Board during the Open Public Comment Session today:

2. REQUEST FOR GRANT FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY POLICING: Sheriff Shockley requested Board approval to submit a supplemental grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice for 3-4 additional officers for the COPS Universal Hiring Program--a program designed to deploy new officers devoted to community policing on the streets and rural routes. Sheriff Shockley informed the Board that the Town of Wellington has also requested he include in the grant a request for an additional officer for them and noted that if that officer is approved, the Town will pay all the matching funds required for continuation of that position. Captain Darling described for the Board how crime incidents have been dramatically reduced in the Laporte and surrounding areas in which officers in this program have been placed during the past two years.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board support Sheriff Shockley's request to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Universal Hiring Program for 3-4 additional officers for Larimer County and one officer for expanded service to the Town of Wellington, contingent on the Town of Wellington paying the matching portion for this officer and assuming the full cost of the officer after four years.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. HELP PRESERVE OPEN SPACE: Deni LaRue and eight members of the Help Preserve Open Spaces Task Force presented petitions to the Board containing signatures of over 12,500 registered voters requesting an initiative be placed on the November 1995 ballot for a quarter-cent sales tax for eight years to buy and preserve open space in the county. The Board accepted the petitions and thanked the members for all their hard work and efforts during the past ten 1/2 weeks in getting this number of petitions signed.



M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board accept the petitions containing 12,500 signatures of registered voters for the Help Preserve Open Space Initiative and refer the petitions to the County Clerk and Recorder to verify that there are sufficient valid signatures on the petitions to place the open-space initiative on the November 1995 ballot.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. WORKSESSION:

-- Items for Next Weeks Standing Meetings and the Meeting with Fort Collins City Council on August 24th: Mr. Lancaster reviewed the agenda items for the Standing Human Resources and Planning meetings scheduled for next week and for the joint meeting with the City of Fort Collins and asked the Board if they had further items to add to the agendas; discussion followed and the Board suggested a priority ranking of the items as listed for the City Council Meeting.

-- BOCC Exit Interviews: Mr. Lancaster noted that the Board has been requested to conduct an exit interview for an employee leaving the County and he asked the Board if they wish to do such interviews when requested; it was noted that the Human Resources Department conducts an exit interview, but questions are routine and not explicit regarding the reason for leaving. After discussion, the Board concurred they would like for Mr. Jacobs, Director of Human Resources, to investigate what other institutions do regarding exit interviews and to examine the standard exit interview currently conducted by Human Resources to determine how questions asked and answers obtained might provide helpful information to the Board in the future; however, the Board informed Mr. Lancaster that they will conduct exit interviews with employees they originally interview and hire. Commissioner Duvall indicated she will have an exit interview with the employee currently requesting one.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board and they indicated to her which events they will be able to attend.

5. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall requested an update and progress report on the juvenile holding facility in Larimer County; Mr. Lancaster noted that a meeting is scheduled in the near future with the cities to discuss the progress and joint funding possibilities for this facility.

-- Commissioner Clarke submitted a draft copy of a letter addressed to Judge Don Nelson regarding the levying of fines to violators resulting from recent tobacco compliance checks; the Board concurred with the letter and Commissioner Clarke stated that he plans to deliver the letter personally and discuss the matter with the Judge.

-- Chair Disney provided an update for the Board on Elaine Spencer's (Engineering Services Manager) recent surgery.

6. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of July 24, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Schedule for the week of August 7, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Consent Agenda items as listed on Document Review for August 2, 1995 as follows:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Amended Plat for Continental N.; Glen Haven Amended Plat; and the Second Quarter Report for 1995 and Special Reserve Fund Report from the Larimer County Public Trustee. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Smoke House N' Grill - 6% - Livermore, CO.; Custom Cakes & Catering, Inc., dba 19th Green, - 6% OPTIONAL PREMISE LICENSE - Fort Collins, CO.; Supermarket Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Casa De Colorado - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO.; and Sol's Long Branch - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - LaPorte, CO. County Approval was granted for 3.2% SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT to the State Board of Agriculture for Colorado State University at the Hughes Stadium Parking Lot on September 2, 1995 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.; and to Nightingales, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

C95-41 CONTRACT THROUGH THE LARIMER COUNTY MENTAL

HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES

NORTHERN, A DIVISION OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES AND

COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC. (CCS/N) (Renewal of Annual

Contract for "Pass Through" Funds)


C95-42 REVISION OF PAGE 13 TO THE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE,

DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE FY 95-96 ADULT TRANSITION

(Acceptance of Revision as Requested by the Attorney General's Office)

R95-114s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT

OF THE MASTER PLAN OF HIGHLAND HILLS PLANNED UNIT

DEVELOPMENT

R95-115z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF PUTT-PUTT BATTING CAGES

R95-116z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MASTER PLAN,

PRELIMINARY PLAT, REZONING AND OFF-SITE WAIVER

REQUEST IN ROCKVIEW PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

R95-117g RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF

INDEPENDENT REFEREES TO CONDUCT HEARINGS ON

BEHALF OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF

EQUALIZATION

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 11:00 a.m.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:20 p.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon conclusion of the hearings, the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on Tuesday, August 1, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 5:15 p.m.



THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1995

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 8:00 a.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon the conclusion of today's hearings, the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on August 2, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1995

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 8:00 a.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon the conclusion of today's hearings, the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on August 3, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 11:55 a.m.

( S E A L )

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JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk