PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1995

LAND-USE PLANNING ITEMS

(#390 & #391)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Jerry White, Zoning Administrator. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Richael Michels, Planner II; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; Harry Lynam, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Disney noted that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Board or members of the audience.

1. CONNELL RESOURCES WELLINGTON DOWNS PIT SPECIAL

REVIEW (#95-ZR0643): SW 1/4 03-06-68; NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY

ROAD 36 AND EAST OF FOSSIL CREEK RESERVOIR INLET, WEST

OF I-25; 93 ACRES; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request for Special Review to allow a sand and gravel mine on 93 acres of 109.5 acres, to extend the life of the Stute Pit (Case #S-57-80) by an additional five years, and to allow the stockpiling of recycled asphalt at the Stute Pit. Staff Findings include: 1. The proposal complies with the intent and purpose of the Zoning Resolution and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan; 2) The proposal is harmonious with the surrounding neighborhood and will not have a negative effect on the neighborhood or on property values; 3) The project will not impair the public health or welfare with undesirable sanitary conditions or adverse environmental impacts; 4) The proposal has been reviewed by County staff, State agencies, and other interested parties and none have stated any objection to this proposal.

The Staff/Planning Commission recommendation of September 20, 1995 is for approval of the Connell Resources Wellington Pit Special Review, with the following conditions: 1) The mine shall be operated in strict conformance with all conditions specified in the application materials unless superseded by the "Memorandum of Agreement" in which case, the conditions specified in the "Memorandum of Agreement" shall be complied with; 2) The applicant will install paving on County Road 7 from where it now stops to 50 feet south of the new entrance onto County Road 7 and construction drawings must be submitted to and approved by County Engineering prior to beginning construction. The paving must be completed prior to utilizing the access point or beginning operations or a Subdivision Improvements Agreement must be executed with appropriate collateral; 3) No more than 38 acres will be disturbed at any one time; 4) The applicant will take action to protect the water rights of downstream users of Mallard Creek from the potential damage from dewatering activities of the applicant's project; 5) The applicant will place a sign of appropriate size directing traffic on Route 7 North and on County Road 36 East. Staff also recommends approval of the revision to the Stute Pit Special Review (#S-57-80) to allow five years of operation from the date of approval by the Board of County Commissioners and to include the stockpiling of recycled asphalt as part of that Special Review, with the following condition: 1) The applicants must comply with Colorado Department of Transportation recommendations for improving the access into the Stute Pit from State Highway 68 by providing and installing delineators to better define this access.

2. REA PARKWAY STREET NAME CHANGE (#95-0S0771): NW 23-06-68;

SOUTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 392, 1/2 MILE EAST OF I-15;

C-COMMERCIAL ZONING

This is a request to name a road "REA Parkway". Staff Findings include: 1) REA requests the naming of a street which will provide access to their new headquarters. Naming the road will help emergency service providers find these building sites, if there is an emergency; 2) The proposed road name, REA Parkway, does not duplicate any existing road names in this area; 3) The reviewing agencies who received this proposal have indicated no objections. The staff recommendation is for approval of the name REA Parkway for the proposed road.

3. FOX ACRES AMENDED MASTER PLAN (#95-MS0651): NE 1/4

28-10-73; SOUTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 179 IN THE FOX ACRES

COUNTRY CLUB, NORTHEAST OF RED FEATHER LAKES;

2 ACRES; E-1 ESTATE ZONING

This is a request to amend the existing Fox Acres Master Plan to allow additional recreation facilities including a swimming pool, exercise equipment, a clubhouse and a HOA office. Staff Findings are: 1) Fox Acres Country Club was conditionally approved in 1978; 2) The original Master Plan did not include a visitor center or a recreational building for the property owners; 3) The applicant has demonstrated that adequate access and utilities are available to serve the proposed facilities; 4) There are no hazards present in this area that would adversely affect the proposed use of this site; 5) Approval of the Amended Master Plan for Fox Acres Country Club would not result in any significant negative impacts on surrounding properties, utilities, transportation facilities or the natural environment.

The Staff/Planning Commission recommendation of September 20, 1995 is for approval of the Fox Acres Amended Master Plan, with the following conditions: 1) The use of this site shall be limited to the facilities identified on the site plan submitted with this Amended Master Plan; 2) Before the Final Plat is approved, the applicant shall obtain approval from the State Health Department for the appropriate discharge permit which addresses the concerns expressed by the County Health Department. The Staff/Planning Commission also recommend approval of the variance from the driveway spacing criteria of the Larimer County Access Policy.

4. HIAWATHA HEIGHTS AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0772): 29-10-73;

RED FEATHER LAKES; .4 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to consolidate two lots and parts of two lots into a single building site. Staff Findings include: 1) Hiawatha Heights was platted in 1925; 2) The lots are relatively small and do not meet minimum lot size requirements; 3) This Amended Plat is intended to combine two lots and parts of two other lots into a single building site; 4) 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 Lots 29C and 29D and a Portion of Lot 28, Block 19A and a Portion of Lot 20, Block 19, Hiawatha Heights, with the condition that Tract A be designated as "Not a Building Site" on the Plat.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board adopt the Staff/Planning Commission Recommendations and approve the Connell Resources Wellington Downs Pit Special Review (#95-ZR0643); REA Parkway Street Name Change (#95-0S0771); Fox Acres Amended Master Plan (#95-MS0651); and the Hiawatha Heights Amended Plat (#95-SA0772); each, with the conditions as outlined previously.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. HIGHLAND PLACE REPLAT TRACT 25 (#94-SU0581): NE 1/4 of

25-08-69; NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF

RICHARD'S LAKE ROAD AND ABBOTSFORD BETWEEN COUNTY

ROAD 54 (DOUGLAS ROAD) AND COUNTY ROAD 52 (GREGORY

ROAD); 10 ACRES; 3 LOTS; FA-1 ZONING

This is a request to divide 10 acres into 3 lots of 2.3 acres, 3.6 acres and one lot of 4 acres with an existing dwelling for single family dwellings. This item was removed from consent by Commissioner Duvall because she had questions about the road. Ms. Michels noted that the only concern of staff was the septic waiver from the UGA requirements; however, they did confirm that this area cannot be served by the Cherry Hills Sanitation District as they are outside their service boundaries and on June 6, 1995, the City of Fort Collins did grant a waiver from the UGA requirements. In response to Commissioner Duvall's concern about access, Ms. Michels stated that as CR 13E is approaching its maximum traffic count before improvements would be required, the County Engineering Department is requiring an additional street waiver fee of $1,066.44 to be assessed on each new lot, over and above the $700 street capacity fee which is normally assessed in the UGA. Staff Findings are: 1) This proposed subdivision appears compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area it is located in; 2) The applicant has obtained the necessary waivers from the City of Fort Collins regarding sewer and street capacity phasing criteria; 3) This proposal will not cause degradation of wetlands, ditches or wildlife habitat; 4) The applicant has demonstrated that the minimum technical requirements of the Larimer County Water, Sewer and Fire Safety Standards and Procedures Manual can be met for the construction of on-lot septic systems; 5) Approval of this subdivision will not impair health, safety and welfare.

The Staff/Urban Growth Area Review Recommendation of September 27, 1995 is for approval of the Replat of Tract 25, Highland Place, with the following conditions: 1) Record a deed restriction on all tracts which obligates all current and future owners to hook up to sanitary sewer when it is available and to join any special improvement districts which may form for the purpose of providing sanitary sewer or street improvements; 2) School fees of $8 per lot for Tracts 25B and 25C must be paid before recording the Final Plat; 3) An Annexation Agreement must be signed by the property owners; 4) The 15' Public Service easement must be shown on the Final Plat; 5) The following notes must be placed on the Final Plat: a) All lot owners are obligated to hook up to sanitary sewer when it is available and to join any special improvement districts which may form for the purpose of providing sanitary sewer or road improvements; b) Residential fire sprinkler systems must be utilized in all new residential construction on Tracts 25B and 25C; c) Property owners should not disturb the ditch easement on the property as it is wildlife habitat and contains wetlands, the disturbance of which requires a permit from the Department of the Army; d) A Street Capacity Waiver Fee of $1,066.44 per lot will be collected for Tracts 25B and 25C at the time of building permit; e) UGA Park fees will be collected for Tracts 25B and 25C at the time of building permit; f) Dry Creek Drainage Basin fees will be collected at the time of building permit for Tracts 25B and 25C and must be calculated by the requester; g) Engineered footings and foundations are required for all new residential structures; h) Any fencing near the Longs Pond Lateral ditch must be outside of the ditch easement shown on the plat; i) Property owners should be aware that there is the potential for wildlife damage on this property. Property owners should take appropriate measures to protect property. The Division of Wildlife is not responsible for damage or control of wildlife.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff/Urban Growth Area Review Board Recommendation and approve the Highland Place Replat of Tract 25 (#94-SU0581), with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. FORGET-ME-NOT FARM MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

(#95-EX0751): NE 1/4 15-06-70; NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 27,

1/8 MILE WEST OF THE JUNCTION OF COUNTY ROAD 38E AND

COUNTY ROAD 27 (MASONVILLE); 3.34 ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN

ZONING

This is a request to divide 3.34 acres into two parcels of 1.01 acres with an existing residence and 2.33 acres for a future residence; a lot size variance and MRD appeal were previously approved. Ms. Michels described the proposal, reviewed the major concerns and issues, and noted that access is the only issue on which staff and the applicant are in disagreement. Ms. Michels noted that this project currently takes access from a 50 ft. public right-of-way called Otter Drive; the applicants are proposing a separate point of access for the new lot off of County Road 27 and this new point of access would be 145 ft. from the cut in CR 27 for Otter Drive and the County Engineering Department does not support the proposed use of two separate access points for this proposal. Staff Findings are: 1) This proposed subdivision appears compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area it is located in; 2) This proposal will not cause degradation of wetlands, ditches or wildlife habitat; 3) The applicant has demonstrated that the minimum technical requirements of the Larimer County Water, Sewer and Fire Safety Standards and Procedures Manual can be met for the construction of on-lot septic systems; 4) The approval of this subdivision, with certain conditions, should not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing residents.

Applicant Mark Miller reviewed the reason they are proposing a second access and noted that another option would be to change the configuration of the lot, but that is not a preferred option. Mr. Lynam responded that there is only 300 feet across the property and it is too close for a second access. Mr. Miller stated that even though their request for a second access is their preference, they will abide by whatever the Board decides because he doesn't want to delay approval of the MRD any longer. Discussion followed and the conditions of the Staff recommendation for approval were amended as follows: 1) Both lots must achieve access from Otter Drive; 2) A 40' asphalt apron must be installed on Otter Drive at the intersection with County Road 27. Construction drawings must be approved by County Engineering prior to beginning construction; 3) The following notes must be placed on the Final Plat: a) Engineered footings and foundations are required for new residential construction; b) Uses are limited to single family residential only; c) Park fees are required with new residential building permits; d) Off-site Section 2.8 road fees of $ 535.36 will be collected for new construction on Tract 1; e) Residential Fire Sprinkler systems are required in all new residential construction; f) Tracts 1 and 2 must achieve access from Otter Drive; g) There is the potential for wildlife interaction or property damage in this area. The State Division of Wildlife is not responsible for damage caused by wildlife nor will it be responsible for removal of wildlife from the property; h) Both lots must participate in the Homeowners' Association established for maintenance of Otter Drive.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendation and approve the Forget-Me-Not Minor Residential Development, with the conditions as outlined and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. BREEDLOVE BOARDING HOUSE ZONING VIOLATION (#95-ZV0581):

36-05-69; 3739 ROBIN COURT IN LOVELAND, LOT 54 IN ROSS ESTATES

This alleged violation is for operating a boarding house/missionary/half-way house in the R-1 Residential Zoning District. Mr. Pedas informed the Board that this matter has been resolved because the property has been sold; however, since several adjacent property owners came to today's hearing to voice their objections to what has been going on, the Board requested Mr. Pedas to explain the situation more fully. Mr. Pedas informed the neighbors that the Breedloves have purchased an acre of land that has several houses on it and the closing on the subject property is set for October 26, 1995.

8. MANOR RIDGE ESTATES 3RD, 4TH & 5TH FILINGS RELEASE OF

WARRANTY COLLATERAL (#S-90-91); 24-06-69, EAST OF HIGHWAY

287, SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 32.

This is a request for the release of Warranty Collateral. Mr. Kadera reviewed the major concerns and issues. Staff Findings are: 1) Manor Ridge Estates Third, Fourth, and Fifth Filings have been completed and the developer has been released from his obligations under the Subdivision Improvements Agreements; 2) The County is holding $8,721.75 in warranty collateral for improvements that have been inspected and released; 3) The improvements in Manor Ridge Estates have been inspected by the County Engineering Staff and were found to be consistent with the approved plans; 4) Manor Ridge Estates Homeowners Association requested that the County continue to hold the warranty collateral until an agreement could be reached concerning a drainage problem in the Third Filing. The Staff recommendation is that since the improvements have been inspected and approved by the County Engineering Staff and the warranty period has expired, the warranty collateral should be released.

Brad Bennett, President of Brokers West Real Estate Marketing & Development, Inc. and representative for the applicant, noted that the drainage improvements in question were not included in the warranty collateral that were part of the public improvements; he described the drainage situation in detail. Rick Madbeck, Vice President Homeowner's Association, explained his version of the drainage problem; he noted that the drainage problem has been solved but they feel the developer should pay his fair share of the cost for solving the problem and that is why they are asking for the collateral to be withheld. Regina Trapp, property owner in the subdivision, stated she could not sit outside because of the mosquitoes and could not walk in her yard without sinking to her knees, all because of the swamp conditions created by the lack of drainage. Commissioner Duvall asked what was required of the developer in the original agreement; Mr. Kadera responded that the developer was required to complete all improvements, which he has done. Discussion and questions from the Board followed and they indicated that they need more information before they can make a decision. They want to know: 1) If the improvements for drainage were improperly designed; 2) If it was the intention all along that this open area become a detention pond; 3) If the pipe that was installed is a temporary solution and will result in a continuing maintenance problem; 4) Whether or not there was a utility boring under the road on the First Filing to serve the Fifth Filing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board table the Manor Ridge Estates 3rd, 4th & 5th Filings Release of Warranty Collateral (#S-90-91) until Monday, December 4, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. TRAPPER'S POINT 2ND FILING (#93-SU0381): W 1/2, 02-07-68, EAST

SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 5, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 48;

103.78 ACRES; 19 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to divide 103.78 acres into 19 lots for single family dwellings (2 existing) ranging in size from 2.3 acres to 17.8 acres with 31.3 acres open space; this proposal was previously reviewed as Trapper's Lake, Lac Hyatt and Trost MRD. Mr. Kadera noted that this request was denied by the Board on May 8, 1995; subsequently, the applicant has submitted a request for reconsideration, which was granted. Mr. Kadera informed the Board that the applicant is proposing the use of new technology for the septic systems. He noted that staff has consistently recommended approval of this project because they meet the standards required by the Water, Sewer & Fire Standards. Mr. Kadera stated that the wetland area was a concern and staff had indicated a desire to have that area included in the lots so a specific property owner would be responsible for it; however, the Board thought it should be open space and become the responsibility of all the property owners. Mr. Kadera stated that a unique proposal on this site is that the applicant has agreed to pave CR 5 from their south boundary to the midpoint, and they have agreed to put a provision in the covenants that the Homeowner's Association is responsible for dust mitigation on the remainder of CR5 and there will be funds placed in the HOA account by this developer as seed money to make sure there are funds available, until all the lots are sold and dues are paid.

In response to questions from the Board regarding the new technology being proposed for the septic systems, Mr. Ryan noted that in July 1995 he met with the applicant and a developer who owns a sewer system company in Summit County; a presentation was given of an aerobic packaged plant that is installed on each individual lot and operates on the same principle as a public sewer system. However, he noted that on the negative side, these systems do require maintenance and he recommended that their be a stipulation in the homeowner's covenants that they have to hire or consult with a certified Class D sewage treatment plant operator regarding system maintenance. Commissioner Duvall asked Mr. Ryan questions and requested additional clarification about this aerobic system and she asked if he recommends the White Water Aerobic Treatment System; he responded that the aerobic treatment system would be a higher quality than the standard septic tank and leaching field system, but requiring maintenance is mandatory and he is not endorsing any particular brand of system.

Staff Findings include: 1) The proposed Trapper's Point Second Filing is consistent with the existing zoning of the site and with existing development in the area; 2) Particular attention must be paid to wetland protection and the citing of septic systems on this property, but these factors should not prevent development of the site; 3) This project will result in impacts on the county roads in this area. This applicant should be responsible for mitigating any potential complaints concerning dust on County Road 56 north of the access to this subdivision; 4) Adequate utility service and fire protection are available to this site; 5) Approval of the Preliminary Plat for Trappers Point Second Filing, with the following conditions, will not result in any significant negative impacts on surrounding properties, utility services, transportation facilities or the natural environment.

Jim Martell, attorney for the applicant, reviewed what the applicant has done since the March 23 and May 8, 1995 meetings to mitigate the concerns raised at those meetings regarding the wetlands and the septic systems; he noted that this project has always met the county's requirements for septic systems but now they are proposing a new aerobic treatment system approved by the County Health Department, and they agree that the systems will be maintained by the homeowner's association and will be inspected at any interval the Health Department believes is appropriate. Mr. Martell noted that this aerobic system will be discharged into the septic envelopes and the water coming out will be 96% pure and better than a municipal system. Mr. Martell presented a large packet (exhibit) of information to the Board, including the protective covenant amendments: 1) Requiring a 100-ft. setback to insure that cattle will not be allowed around the lake; 2) Requiring an easement which cannot be amended without county approval to insure that the open space remains; 3) Requiring certain conditions to resolve the septic systems issue.

Neil Sherrod, geologist from Empire Laboratories reported on the perc tests they performed on the site and noted that the proposal for the aerobic system with the standard septic system is a dual system and provides much more protection for the environment. Discussion among the Board followed; Chair Disney requested that a condition be added that not only will a Class D Inspector be required, but that all maintenance or cleaning of the system must be done by a licensed systems cleaner. Commissioner Duvall requested that Cedar Creek Associates see the covenants; Mr. Martell indicated that could be required and that they be approved by Cedar Creek Associates before Final Plat. Commissioner Duvall discussed the conditions and asked if this area is unique and really needs the aerobic system; Mr. Ryan responded in the negative, but he suggested that a condition be added that the Health Department is to review the covenants and give recommendations regarding which type of septic system to install, the frequency and intensity of maintenance, and if the aerobic system is used, that something be included in the covenants that requires that a certified Class D sewage treatment operator consultant be a part of the maintenance agreement, prior to Final Plat approval. After further discussion, the staff recommendation conditions of approval for the Preliminary Plat for Trapper's Point Second Filing were amended as follows: 1) The Final Plat shall include a septic envelope on each lot. A note on the Plat and a passage in the protective covenants shall indicate that each septic envelope shall be reserved only for septic system installation. No other facilities shall be permitted in the septic envelope. The Health Department will review and recommend the type of system to be used for sewage disposal and if the recommendation includes an aerobic system, the people who inspect and maintain that system must hold a Class D sewage treatment operator's license; 2) Construction plans shall be subject to the review and approval of the County Engineer, the East Larimer County Water District, and the Poudre Fire Authority; 3) Construction plans shall include the reconstruction of County Road 5 from County Road 48 to the north property line of this project; paving of only the south half of CR5 shall be required; 4) Wetlands on this site shall be identified by a qualified wetlands consultant and these areas shall be clearly identified on the Final Plat; that consultant will review the protective covenants as prepared by the developer for Tract A, and a wetlands management plan and the protective covenants will be based on the consultant's recommendations. A note on the Final Plat shall clearly indicate that no disturbance of the wetland areas is permitted; 5) The Final Plat shall include utility easements requested by the utility companies serving this area; 6) Final Plat documents shall address the irrigation laterals on this site and define the lot owners' responsibilities regarding the irrigation facilities. Any fences across the irrigation laterals shall be provided with a 20-foot gate for maintenance purposes; 7) The applicant shall demonstrate that an access road is feasible to the building site east of the lake on Lot 17. Lot 18A shall include the pedestrian, open space, access easement that was shown on the Final Plat of Trappers Point First Filing; 8) The homeowners association for the Second Filing shall be joined with the association formed for the First Filing with all the same rights and responsibilities; 9) All notes shown on the Preliminary Plat shall appear on the Final Plat; these notes address park fees, radon tests, engineered foundations, access from internal subdivision streets and setbacks; 10) The homeowner's documents shall include a mechanism for collecting dues for the purpose of applying a dust palliative on the unpaved portion of County Road 5 north of the access to his project. The documents shall include a provision for intervention by the County if the homeowners fail to perform.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendation and approve the Trapper's Point 2nd Filing (#93-SU0381), with the conditions as outlined and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1995

MEETING REGARDING 1996 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PACKAGE

(#392)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. in regular session with Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Patsi Maroney, Compensation & Benefits Specialist; Jean Moore, Mercer & Company Benefits Consultant; Janene Bourn and Ruth Merrill, Members of the Employee Medical Insurance Advisory Committee; Bob Keister, Budget Manager; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR 1996: Ms. Maroney reviewed the employee medical insurance renewal options and requested a decision from the Board which option they prefer. Ms. Maroney noted that Option #1 is to retain the current structure of the health insurance program (which is a triple option plan of HMO, PPO and indemnity) and accept a 18.9% premium increase for 1996; or Option #2, which is to change the structure and accept the rate guarantee that CIGNA offered last year as part of their bid for the County contract, which is a 11% premium increase. Option #2 would still offer a triple option plan of HMO, POS, and the indemnity plan--only the 33% of the employees who have the PPO Plan will see a change in their medical insurance plan. Ms. Maroney described the differences between the PPO and POS; she noted that the Human Resources Department, the Mercer Benefits Consultants, and the Employee Medical Insurance Advisory Committee all recommend that the Board select Option #2. Questions and discussion among the Board followed. Commissioner Duvall requested Human Resources to prepare a matrix to explain very clearly the difference between the two plans to the employees.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize the Human Resources Department to proceed with Option #2 for the CIGNA 1996 employee medical insurance program, resulting in an 11% premium increase, and direct the Human Resources to provide information to the employees clearly describing the differences between the two options.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. DENTAL INSURANCE ENHANCEMENT OPTIONS FOR 1996: Ms. Mahoney requested a decision from the Board regarding several employee-paid dental insurance plan enhancements for 1996. Ms. Maroney outlined three options for the Board to consider: 1) Make no plan design changes, which would require a 5% premium increase for 1996; 2) Make two minor plan design changes, to be effective January 1, 1996, to add coverage for sealants under the basic 80% paid after $50 deductible level and to add coverage for dental prescriptions; this option will also require a 5% premium increase for 1996; 3) In addition to the two minor plan design changes, add an orthodontic benefit for children only - this option would require a 10% premium increase for 1996. Ms. Mahoney noted that the majority of the committee recommended that the children's orthodontic benefit be added to the County's self-funded dental plan; however, a few committee members didn't think it was fair to increase everyone's costs by an additional 5% for a benefit that could only be used by less than 40% of the County's employees.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve Option #2 to add sealants and dental prescriptions as employee-paid benefit enhancements to the County's basic self-funded dental insurance plan, effective January 1, 1996, which will require a 5% premium increase for 1996 to be paid by both the County and employees carrying dependent coverage.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. OTHER PROPOSED EMPLOYEE-PAID BENEFIT OPTIONS FOR 1996: Ms. Maroney also requested Board approval to add a voluntary vision care plan and a voluntary employee-paid supplemental life insurance plan to the County's benefit program, effective January 1, 1996. Ms. Maroney stated that, based on the results of the employee survey two years ago which indicated that these plans were desired by employees, these options have been reviewed by the consultants at Mercer and they, the Human Resources Department, and the Employee Medical Insurance Advisory Committee all recommend that they be offered. Ms. Maroney informed the Board that the vision care plan would cover yearly eye exams, new lenses annually, new frames every 24 months, and new contact lenses annually. The premiums would be entirely employee-paid and there is a minimum enrollment of 10% required in order to offer the coverage--at least 110 people need to sign up for the vision care plan during the enrollment period. Ms. Maroney further added that the vision care premiums are eligible to go under the Premium Conversion portion of the County's Flexible Spending Account plan; i.e., they can pay the premiums with pre-tax dollars. With regard to the supplemental life insurance plan, employees could choose term insurance coverage up to 5 times their annual salary for themselves, up to $150,000 on a spouse, and up to $20,000 on dependent children; the premiums would be paid entirely by the employee and there is not a minimum enrollment requirement. Ms. Maroney noted that the only cost for these additional benefit plans, would be additional administration costs in the Human Resources Department.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the addition of the voluntary employee-paid vision care plan through Vision Service Plan and the addition of the voluntary employee-paid supplemental life insurance plan through LINA to the County's insurance benefit program.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. UPDATE ON SALARY FOR PLANNING DIRECTOR: Mr. Jacobs submitted a summary sheet showing the salaries of the Planning Directors in the Front Range Counties. After discussion, the Board recommended the Planning Director position for Larimer County be advertised in a hiring range between $53,000 to $58,000, with a 6-month probation period, and then a 5% increase if satisfactory. Mr. Lancaster noted that Mr. Hart has to commit $400 tomorrow if the County wishes to guarantee advertising space in the December issue of the American Planning Association Journal; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize Mr. Hart to commit to this advertising space in the APA Journal for the December issue.

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1995

OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

(#392 (Side B)

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 Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager, and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Lancaster noted there were a few routine administrative matters which needed Board approval today since a regular Administrative Matters meeting is not scheduled today because of the Board's budget worksession all day. Mr. Lancaster requested Board approval of a resolution to stop the assessments on the Bo-Mar Local Improvement District.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve a Resolution Terminating Assessments Upon the Real Property within Larimer County Bo-Mar Local Improvement District No. 21, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R95-165d RESOLUTION TERMINATING ASSESSMENTS UPON THE REAL

PROPERTY WITHIN LARIMER COUNTY BO-MAR LOCAL

IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 21

Mr. Lancaster noted that another matter which has a timeline is the Even Start Learning Center will be publishing a multi-cultural calendar to be sold throughout the community and they are asking for organizations that are involved in diversity and multi-cultural issues to sponsor one month of the calendar by paying the printing costs of $150. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this request and they chose the month of May, if it is not already spoken for; monies for this sponsorship will be derived from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund.

At this time Clarence Adair, Civil Rights Director for the Rocky Mountain Forest Service, joined the open session for public comment. Mr. Adair informed the Board that tomorrow they are having a Federal Heritage Festival and soliciting copies of everyone's diversity plan or civil rights plan. Commissioner Duvall informed Mr. Adair that on November 9, 1995 all the entities which have been involved in the Multi-Cultural Commission will be reporting on where they are and what they have accomplished; she also noted that Larimer County recently conducted a survey to determine how the employees feel about cultural diversity in the county and those results should be out before that meeting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Schedule for the week of October 30, 1995, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board and they indicated to her which events they could attend.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.


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JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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ATTEST:


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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

October 24, 1995