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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1995

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Jerry White, Senior Planner. Chair Disney presided; Commissioner Duvall was in attendance through conference call and Commissioner Clarke is out of town this week. Planning staff present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Carol Evans and Richael Michels, Planners I; Rex Burns, 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 Commissioners or members of the audience.

1. MCGILL MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#95-EX0702):

NW 12-05-70, NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF

COUNTY ROAD 27 AND U.S. HIGHWAY 34, SOUTH OF COUNTY

ROAD 24; 11.04 ACRES; 3 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to divide an 11 acre parcel with an existing dwelling and school facility septic system leach field into 3 lots of 1.46 acres (for an existing dwelling), 4.28 acres (for an existing school leach field) and 5.3 acres for a new single family dwelling. Staff findings include: 1) A Minor Residential Development appeal for the subject property was approved by the Board of Commissioners in January 1995; a lot size variance was approved by the Board of Adjustment in May 1995. The proposed McGill MRD is in compliance with the requirements for Minor Residential Developments; this proposal appears to be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and with existing development in the area; 2) Approval of the proposed McGill MRD will create separate lots for an existing residence, an existing off-site septic system for the Big Thompson Elementary School (Thompson R2-J District) and a new residential building site. Approval of this proposal, with certain conditions, should not result in any significant negative impacts on existing development in the area, the natural environment, provision of services or transportation.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the McGill MRD with the following conditions: 1) Sufficient additional right-of-way shall be provided on the Final Plat to provide a half right-of-way of 50' for County Road 27 and a half right-of-way of 35' for County Road 24; 2) Access for Tracts 1 and 2 shall be limited to a shared access on County Road 24; this common access point shall be shown on the Final Plat. The Final Plat shall note that all accesses must meet the requirements of the access policy and that access permits are required for any new access or change in use of existing accesses; 3) All easements and rights-of-way of record, or as requested, shall be provided on the Final Plat; the Plat shall note which utilities will be serving the property; 4) Recording fees for the Final Plat shall be paid by the applicant; 5) In addition to the notes stated above, the following notes shall be placed on the Final Plat: a) Uses on these lots are limited to single family residential and permitted accessory uses. Use of Tract 2 is limited to the placement and maintenance of the Big Thompson Elementary School septic system leach field. No residential or other construction unrelated to the school's septic system shall be allowed on Tract 2; b) Available soil test data indicate that an engineered septic system would be required for Tract 1. Engineered septic systems are generally more expensive to install and maintain than standard septic systems. Additional testing is recommended prior to placing structures, roads, or other improvements on this lot to evaluate other locations on the site for septic system placement; c) No additional non-historic storm water runoff will be allowed from Tract 1 onto any adjacent properties as a result of the development of a single family residence on that Tract; d) At such time as the current access on U.S. Highway 34 experiences a change of use as defined by Section 2.10.3 of the State Access Code, the Colorado Department of Transportation has the warrant and obligation to re-evaluate the access; e) The Section 2.8 Fee for Tract 1 is $3,957; this fee is paid at building permit issuance for a residential structure on that lot; f) The Larimer County Park fee shall be paid at building permit issuance for a residential structure on Tract 1; g) Engineered footings and foundation plans shall be required for all new construction on these lots; h) Radon tests shall be conducted in new residences after the structure is enclosed but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Test results shall be submitted to the Planning Department; I) Residential fire sprinkler systems shall be required in all new dwellings. These systems shall be installed in accordance with NFPA 13D and must be approved by the Fire District; 7) All conditions shall be met and the Final Plat recorded prior to June 18, 1996 or this approval shall be null and void.

2. MCDONOUGH MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 32 (#95-EX0741):

SW 13-05-68, SOUTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 20C, 1/4 MILE EAST OF

COUNTY ROAD 3, AND 3/4 OF A MILE SOUTH OF KELIM

This is a request to divide a 41.5 acre parcel into 2 lots of 5 acres and 36.5 acres. Staff findings are: 1) This proposed Minor Residential Development appears compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area in which it is located; 2) The Larimer County Health and Engineering Departments, as well as other reviewing agencies, have reviewed this proposal and have stated no objections to it; 3) This proposed Minor Residential Development is in compliance with the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution and the Comprehensive Plan; 4) The approval of this subdivision, with certain conditions, should not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing residents.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the McDonough Minor Residential Development #2, with the following conditions: 1) The dump on the property must be cleaned up to the satisfaction of the County Health Department no later than March 31, 1996; 2) A fire hydrant must be installed and tested with test results forwarded to the Planning Department prior to the recording of the Final Plat; 3) The following notes must be placed on the Final Plat: a) Engineered footings and foundations will be required for all new residential construction; b) The results of a radon test must be provided to the Planning Department prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy for all new residential construction; c) Park fees will be collected at the time of building permit for both lots; d) An off-site road fee of $1,460 will be collected at the time of building permit for Tract 1; e) New residential construction on Tract 1 must be within 400' of the fire hydrant; f) There are wetlands on the property; any disturbance of these wetlands requires a permit from the Department of the Army, Army Corps of Engineers; g) Mosquitoes may be a nuisance on this property due to the proximity of rivers and ditches. Larimer County is not responsible for mosquito abatement and any land owner initiated abatement activities must meet all Federal, State and Local rules and regulations; h) Prairie dog colonies exist in the vicinity of this property and may migrate to this property; prairie dogs have been known to carry plague. Larimer County does not perform prairie dog control; I) There are existing agricultural activities in this area that may produce dust, odors and noise. Larimer County will not take any action to stop or hinder legal agricultural uses of nearby properties.

3. CRYSTAL LAKES 3RD FILING LOTS 97 & 98 AMENDED PLAT

(#95-SA0798): 07-10-73 IN CRYSTAL LAKES, WEST OF RED FEATHER

LAKES; .99 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine two existing lots and vacate the utility easement along the common lot line resulting in one building site. Staff findings include: 1) Crystal Lakes Third Filing was approved in 1969; 2) This proposed Amended Plat will combine two existing lots resulting in one building site; 3) Note Number 6 on the plat should be revised to indicate that holding tanks are authorized even though septic tanks are not permitted; 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 97 & 98, Crystal Lakes Third Filing, with the condition that Note Number 6 be revised to indicate that holding tanks may be used for sewage disposal even though septic systems are not permitted.



4. HORSETOOTH LAKE ESTATES LOTS 247 & 248 AMENDED PLAT

(#95-0801): 01-06-70 SOUTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 38E, WEST

OF HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR; .73 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine two existing lots resulting in one building site. Staff findings are: 1) Horsetooth Lake Estates was approved in 1964; 2) The lots are relatively small and do not meet current lot size requirements; this request is to combine two lots resulting in one building site; 3) The County Engineering Department, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections; 4) The Health Department needs to confirm the location of sewer service in this area. If there are no sewer lines available, a permit may be issued for a septic system.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 247 & 248, Horsetooth Lake Estates, with the condition that the Health Department approve the method of sewage disposal before the plat is recorded.

5. SOUTH NOKOMIS LAKE AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0800): 21-10-73

IN RED FEATHER LAKES; 1.05 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine ten lots resulting in one building site and a tract. Staff findings include: 1) South Nokomis Lake Subdivision was platted in 1924; the lots are relatively small and do not meet current minimum lot size standards; 2) This request is to combine ten lots into a single building site and to relocate access easements to coincide with the actual location of the access roads; 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 Lots 12-17, Block 31, and Lots 15-18, Block 32, South Nokomis Lake Subdivision.

6. WEST HIAWATHA HEIGHTS LOTS 1-4 AND 15-18 AMENDED PLAT

(#95-SA0799): 29-10-73 IN RED FEATHER LAKES; 2.14 ACRES;

O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine 16 existing lots resulting in one building site. Staff findings are: 1) West Hiawatha Heights was platted in 1927; the lots are relatively small and do not meet current minimum lot size standards; 2) This request is to combine 16 existing lots into a single building site; 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 Lots 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 15A, 15B, 16A, 16B, 17A, 17B, 18A and 18B, Block 18 of the Amended Plat of West Hiawatha Heights.




M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the McGill Minor Residential Development (#95-EX0702); McDonough Minor Residential Development #2 (#95-EX0741); Crystal Lakes 3rd Filing Lots 97 & 98 Amended Plat (#95-SA0798); Horsetooth Lake Estates Lots 247 & 248 Amended Plat (#95-SA0801); South Nokomis Lake Amended Plat (#95-SA0800); and the West Hiawatha Heights Lots 1-4 and 15-18 Amended Plat (#95-SA0799); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. DISCUSSION ITEM: Mr. Kadera informed the Board that he received a call concerning the beginning of construction at the Trapper's Point site; subsequently, he called Mr. Martell, the attorney for Trapper's Point, to inform him that construction is not allowed to begin until the Final Plat is approved and signed. Mr. Martell contacted the property owners, but there was no response and work is continuing. Mr. Kadera asked what the Board would like to do at this point; after discussion, the Board directed Ms. Haag to call Mr. Martell again and inform him that if construction doesn't cease immediately, the Board will file suit for injunction.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1995

PUBLIC HEARING FOR ADOPTION OF 1996 BUDGET

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. for a public hearing to receive public comment, amend the 1995 budget, adopt the 1996 budget, and to certify the mill levy. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Duvall was present; as noted previously, Commissioner Clarke is out of town this week. Also present were Bob Keister, Budget Manager, and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Keister requested Board approval and the Chair's signature on a number of budget resolutions to amend the 1995 budget and adopt the 1996 budget. Mr. Keister stated that as a part of preparing the 1996 budget, all departments were required to revise and re-estimate their 1995 budget; the first resolution amending the 1995 budget represents a total revision to every department budget since the beginning of the year and includes all items approved by the Board of County Commissioners since the beginning of the year. Mr. Keister noted that the 1995 budget has been revised upward from $100,302,563 to $108,796,703, and the total budget for 1996 for Larimer County Government is $114,329,565.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Notice and Resolution to Amend the Budget and Transfer and Appropriate Monies of the County of Larimer, State of Colorado for the Calendar Year 1995, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-199 NOTICE AND RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER FUNDS AND

AMEND BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1995

Mr. Keister presented the Resolution to Adopt the 1996 Budget and Set Levies and Tax Credit for Board approval and noted that this resolution includes adjustments of $307,136, which represent some final changes which were in progress and being debated when the proposed budget was presented at the public hearings held on November 13, 15 and 21, 1995.

At this time, the hearing was opened for public comment. Ken Ashley addressed the Board stating that he noticed that the budget contains 14 new positions for Social Services and he expressed concern because he witnessed a bad experience with Social Services this past summer and he questions any future enhancement of that organization; Mr. Ashley related his experience to the Board. Chair Disney advised Mr. Ashley that the Board will discuss this matter with the Director of Social Services, Doug Keasling; however, he added that the 14 new positions are the result of a law suit filed against the State of Colorado, and the County has no option but to add these positions as part of the suit settlement. Chair Disney also noted that 80% of the funding for these positions comes from the State of Colorado.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Resolution Adopting a Budget, Setting Mill Levies and Certifying a Temporary Tax Credit for the County of Larimer, Colorado, for the Calendar Year Commencing on the First Day of January 1996 and Ending on the Last Day of December 1996, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-200 RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET, SET LEVIES AND

CERTIFY A TEMPORARY TAX CREDIT




M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolutions to Adopt 1996 Budgets and Set Levies for the following Larimer County Entities For the Calendar Year Commencing the First Day of January 1996 and Ending the Last Day of December 1996: 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, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

R95-201g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PEST DISTRICT

R95-202g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE

AUTHORITY

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R95-203g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE

R95-204g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #1 - IMPERIAL ESTATES

R95-205g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #2 - PINEWOOD SPRINGS

R95-206g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #4 - CARRIAGE HILLS

R95-207g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #8 - NAMAQUA HILLS

MAINTENANCE

R95-208g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #10 - HOMESTEAD ESTATES

R95-209g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #11 - MEADOWDALE HILLS

R95-210g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #13a - RED FEATHER

R95-211g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #14 - LITTLE VALLEY

R95-212g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 1996 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

FOR LARIMER COUNTY - ARAPAHOE PINES

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Resolution Appropriating Sums of Money to the Various Funds and Spending Agencies for the County of Larimer, for the Calendar Year Commencing on the First Day of January 1996 and Ending on the Last Day of December 1996, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-213g RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE SUMS OF MONEY FOR 1996

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Resolution Designating Fund Balances for the County of Larimer Colorado for the Calendar Year Commencing on the First Day of January 1996 and Ending on the Last Day of December 1996, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-214g RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE ENDING 1996 FUND BALANCES

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the 1995 Certification of Levies and Revenue by the Larimer County Commissioners for Larimer County, Colorado, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Chair Disney expressed appreciation to Mr. Keister from the Board for the excellent job he does preparing a balanced budget.

After the meeting recessed, Mr. Keister received additional mill levy certifications from the North Carter Lake Water District, West Loveland Recreation District, and the West Loveland Water and Sanitation District; therefore, he requested that the Certification of Levies and Revenue which the Board just approved be amended to include these certifications.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners amend the 1995 Certification of Levies and Revenue to include certification of the general mill levies for the North Carter Lake Water District, the West Loveland Recreation District, and the West Loveland Water and Sanitation District.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 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 and Commissioner Duvall was present; Commissioner Clarke is out of town this week, as noted previously. Also present were: Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Marla Hehn, Assistant County Attorney; Dr. Keith Olson, Director Mental Health; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources; Carol Block, Director of Finance; Ann Millard, Sales Tax Administrator; Bob Martell, Purchasing Agent; Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; Sgt. Bill Nelson, Emergency Operations; Ginny Riley, Director of Human Development; Sam Szymanski, Human Resource Grants Manager; Joan Duchene, Commissioner's Office Supervisor; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: No one appeared for the public comment open session today.

2. FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ON ANIMAL CONTROL AND DOG LICENSING: Mr. Gluckman reminded the Board that the last time they met with the Humane Society, the Board requested a few changes be made in the Ordinance on Animal Control and Dog Licensing; those changes have been made and reviewed by Ms. Hehn, and it is ready for the first reading. Mr. Gluckman reviewed the changes and noted that after this reading, the Ordinance will be published and subsequently followed by a public hearing in 10 days; he noted that press releases are prepared to go out today. Mr. Gluckman submitted red-line copies of the Ordinance to the Board showing specifically the changes that were made. The Board indicated to Ms. Hart that they prefer to have the public hearing scheduled in the evening for the convenience of the public; Ms. Hart noted that the public hearing will be televised. After discussion of the Board's full schedule, it was decided to tentatively schedule the public hearing either January 24 or 25, 1996.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the first reading of the Larimer County Ordinance on Animal Control and Dog Licensing.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

3. MENTAL HEALTH ITEMS: Dr. Olson expressed appreciation to Mr. Lancaster for his assistance in scheduling his agenda items the past two weeks and stated that he has two items for the Board to approve today; first, he requested Board approval of a Professional Services Agreement between the Board and Dr. Malek, which is a 30-week contract to cover in-patient services for the Mental Health Center.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Professional Services Agreement, as reviewed and approved by Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag, between the Board of County Commissioners and Dr. Richard Malek, for psychiatric services, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

A95-138 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RICHARD M.

MALEK, M.D.

Dr. Olson noted that the second matter which needs approval today is for the Board to approve a plan whereby compensation will be received from Poudre Valley Hospital for the services of Mental Health Center psychiatrists for providing emergency after-hours weekend coverage of inpatient services at Poudre Valley Hospital, and in turn the Mental Health Center will compensate the psychiatrists who perform these services. Dr. Olson noted that this arrangement preserves the rotation system, which is necessary and beneficial to everyone involved, and which has existed for a number of years. Mr. Jacobs noted that in order for the Mental Health Center to compensate the psychiatrists, it will be necessary for the Board to make a provision under the appointed salary resolution.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the plan to accept the payment from Poudre Valley Hospital for emergency and on-call support services and to allow the Mental Health Department to pass on the payments to the psychiatrist on duty who performs these services for the Hospital.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

4. FINANCE ITEMS:

-- Request to Increase Level of Expenditure Requiring a Formal Bid: Ms. Block requested Board approval of an amendment to the current purchasing procedure; she noted that in preparation for the new financial system in Finance, there are a few changes they would like to make now and one is the level required for formal bids. Ms. Block stated that currently any purchase over $5,000 has to go through the formal bid process; they have looked at what other cities and counties do with their formal bid level and learned that either $10,000 or $15,000 is common. Ms. Block proposed changing the formal bid limit from $5,000 to $10,000 and she noted that for purchases between $5,000 and $10,000, Purchasing will obtain written quotes; this change will save administrative costs and increase service to departments and give them a faster turn around on those items. Mr. Martell listed the items purchased last year which came under this category and stated he has no problem with the request.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an increase in the level of expenditure requiring a formal bid from $5,000 to $10,000, as requested by Ms. Block.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Use Tax Collection Fee for Municipalities: Ms. Block stated that this request concerns the open space tax collection which she noted has two components - sales tax and use tax. Ms. Block informed the Board that the sales tax is collected by vendors and remitted to the State and then the State remits to the County; the use tax is on motor vehicles and building permits and is collected by the County and the cities within the county. Ms. Block stated on the sales tax portion, by State Statutes, the vendors are given a 3 1/3 collection fee off the top; she proposed that this collection fee also be given to the cities and to the County for collecting the use tax to cover administrative costs. Discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the payment of a 3 1/3% collection fee to municipalities and the County--the entities collecting use taxes for Larimer County.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. APPROVAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES GRANT ALLOCATIONS: Ms. Riley and Ms. Szymanski requested Board approval of the 1996 Human Resource Grant Program allocations, as recommended by the Human Resource Committee; she noted that this program is contributed to by the County and the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland and jointly is responsible for approximately $500,000 in human services programs.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the 1996 Human Resource Grant Program allocations, as recommended by the Human Resource Committee.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. DISCUSSION OF ALTERNATE POSITION FOR PLANNING COMMISSION: Ms. Duchene requested direction from the Board with regard to appointing someone to fill the vacant alternate position on the Planning Commission; she noted that since George Wallace was appointed from an alternate to a regular term, that leaves one alternate position to either be filled now or in June. After discussion, the Board stated that they will meet and review the applicants on file, and the written comments made after the interviews, and then make an appointment or decide to advertise for more applicants.

At this time, Commissioner Duvall commented she attended the LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee (LAPAC) meeting last night and noted there will be two vacancies on that Committee soon; she has interviewed the two applicants on file. She suggested that during the meeting to discuss the alternate position for the Planning Commission, possibly the Board could discuss these two vacancies also; in addition, the LAPAC Bylaws need to be reviewed with regard to "terms of service" and "final term". The Board decided they will discuss these items during Administrative Matters next week.

7. REQUEST FROM SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FACILITY: Mr. Anderson requested the Board approve an additional $26,719 for completion of the Emergency Management Facility for necessary items omitted from the original plan and budget. The individual items were discussed and reviewed by the Board and they decided that the request for the chain link fence could be eliminated and that the second screen for the radio and CAD terminals for dispatch should not be eliminated. Mr. Lancaster noted that monies for these additional items would be derived from the Capital Expenditures Fund; he also informed the Board that Sgt. Nelson and his people are some of the best scroungers and best users of volunteers and accomplish so much at no cost to taxpayers. Sgt. Nelson stated that the chain fence could be erected later by volunteers and workenders.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the allocation of an additional $26,000 from the Capital Expenditures Fund for the completion of the new Emergency Management Facility, and directed Sgt. Nelson to retain the second screen for the dispatchers and eliminate the chain link fence.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. LETTER TO TOM SHOEMAKER ON OPEN SPACE: As an informational item, Mr. Lancaster presented a copy of a letter sent to Tom Shoemaker, Director of Natural Resources for the City of Fort Collins, from the Larimer County Director of Parks John MacFarlane stating that the Board of County Commissioners is supportive of cooperative land preservation projects and, in particular, the 315-acre parcel located at the southwest corner of Trilby and Taft Hill Road.

9. WORKSESSION:

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

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall commented further on the LAPAC meeting she attended last night and noted they have the same dilemma as Estes Park in that they have worked on and adopted a plan and are now starting a process to adopt zoning to back up their plan; she stated that this needs to be included in PLUS and the Board needs to discuss this with the PLUS Steering Committee.

-- Chair Disney stated that during the meeting several weeks ago with the Sheriff, one of the things discussed was the possibility of using LETA funds for the dispatch center; at that time the Board was informed that only counties under 50,000 population are eligible for that funding. Chair Disney noted he checked with Mickey Hackenberger at CCI about changing this legislation and she informed him that there is no chance for this to occur during the 1996 session; she did advise him that data regarding this issue should be collected during 1996 and possibly in 1997 a change in legislation could be adopted. Mr. Lancaster suggested that the Board talk to some of their peers in the Denver counties because they are the big opposition to making this change, as well as Boulder and Adams Counties, because they are concerned that the money would be diverted to operations and not used for equipment.

11. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of December 11, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.




M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of December 25, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Before the Board approves the consent agenda, Mr. Lancaster requested that the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Officials be removed from the consent agenda.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Officials be removed from the consent agenda.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents, as listed on the consent agenda on Document Review for December 20, 1995:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Berthoud Lake Ranchettes Plat; Horsetooth Lake Estates Amended Plat, Lots 247 & 248; and the November 1995 Check Warrant Register. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to the Spanish Manor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

A95-139 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AGREEMENT

CONCERNING COMPLETION OF A REGIONAL WASTEWATER

TREATMENT STUDY IN THE CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER

BASIN BETWEEN THE BOXELDER SANITATION DISTRICT,

CITY OF FORT COLLINS, LARIMER COUNTY, SOUTH FORT

COLLINS SANITATION DISTRICT, TOWN OF TIMNATH, AND

THE TOWN OF WINDSOR

A95-140 WARRANTY COLLATERAL AGREEMENT FOR VISTA BONITA,

6TH FILING AMENDED BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND DON D. AND E.E. JOHNSTON

R95-215s RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR

VISTA BONITA 6TH FILING AMENDED

R95-216s RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR

TIMNATH MEADOWS ESTATES

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Commissioner Duvall requested seeing a status report on the progress Larimer County is making in achieving their goal of coming close to what the other Front Range counties are paying in salaries; she would also like to know if the county employees are happy with the progress being made and if they think we are making progress.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners amend the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Officials, effective January 1, 1996, to allow the psychiatrists in the Mental Health Department to be paid extended earnings for emergency and on-call support services to Poudre Valley Hospital.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Officials, as amended.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-217g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR

LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIALS

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.


______________________________________

JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:


______________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

December 20, 1995

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