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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1996

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

(#436)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Jerry White, Zoning Administrator. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Carol Evans, Planner I; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Clarke noted that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience. Commissioner Duvall requested that the Koppes Pit Special Review item be removed from the consent agenda, as she has questions regarding this item.

Mr. White noted that the Bethke Trust Minor Residential Development Appeal item listed on today's agenda has been withdrawn, as requested by the applicant.

1. OLYMPUS HEIGHTS LOTS 1 & 2 AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0814):

29-05-72 - NORTH OF HIGHWAY 34, EAST OF ESTES PARK;

.5 ACRES; E-ESTATE ZONING

This is a request to combine two existing lots and an adjacent unplatted parcel resulting in one building site. Staff findings are: 1) Olympus Heights Subdivision was platted in 1934; 2) There is a road platted between Lots 2 and 4; the road was never built and this request will vacate the right-of-way and add it to the proposed lot resulting from the combination of Lots 1 and 2. The owners of Lot 4 must quit claim their interest in the vacated right-of-way to the owners of Lot 2; 3) The County Health and Engineering departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed amended plat and right-of-way vacation and stated no objections; 4) Vacating the right-of-way will not leave any lots without access.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the vacation of the right-of-way for the road between Lots 2 and 4, Olympus Heights Subdivision, with the condition that the owners of Lot 4 quit claim their interest in the right-of-way to the owners of Lot 2; and approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2 in Olympus Heights Subdivision.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the Olympus Heights Lots 1 & 2 Amended Plat (#95-SA0814), with the condition as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. KOPPES PIT SPECIAL REVIEW (#95-ZR0770): SW 1/4 16-05-68 -

3/4 MILE SOUTH OF U.S. HIGHWAY 34 AND 1/2 MILE WEST OF

THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 9E AND 20; 9.28 ACRES;

FA-FARMING ZONING

This is a request to expand a previously approved mining operation (Stroh Pit). Mr. White described the location, provided the project description, and reviewed the major concerns and issues; he noted the expansion is for ten acres and would not significantly affect the surrounding area, nor generate any additional off-site traffic. Mr. White stated that the expansion site will be mined and reclaimed within approximately five years and all the health and safety issues have been addressed. Staff findings include: 1) This proposed gravel mining operation appears compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area in which it is located; 2) This proposed gravel mining operation will not increase vehicle trips on public roads and will not impair the environment; 3) The Larimer County Health and Engineering departments, as well as other reviewing agencies, have reviewed this proposal and have stated no objections to it; 4) The approval of this special review, with certain conditions, should not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing residents.

The Staff/Planning Commission recommendation is for approval of the Koppes Pit Special Review, with the following conditions: 1) The substitute water supply plan must be approved by the Division of Water Resources and written verification of this approval must be submitted to the Larimer County Planning Department prior to the beginning of operations; 2) Mining operations must occur as proposed in the application materials and must be complete within five years of commencing operations or prior to December 31, 2007, whichever comes first. Reclamation must be completed within two years of ceasing mining operations on this site; 3) Copies of an amended Air Quality permit and Stormwater Management plan for Stroh Pit must be amended to include this new area and forwarded to the Health Department prior to beginning operations on the site; 4) A plan for dealing with noise and dust complaints must be submitted to and approved by the Health Department prior to beginning operations on the site; 5) Information regarding any hazardous materials storage and use on the property, including diesel fuel, must be forwarded to the County Health Department.

Questions from the Board and discussion followed; responding to questions regarding reclamation, Gary Tuttle, representative for the applicant, stated that the reclamation for the Stroh Pit involves a lake and pasture ground. Commissioner Duvall requested that in the future, reclamation plans for gravel pits should be along the lines of the environmental award-winning reclamation which has occurred in the county; Chair Clarke and Commissioner Disney concurred, provided it is not prohibitively expensive for the applicant.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and Planning Commission/Staff recommendations and approve the Koppes Pit Special Review (#95-ZR0770), with conditions as outlined and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. SOLAR RIDGE 3RD FILING TIME EXTENSION (#92-SU0197): E 1/2 OF

04-07-69 - 1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 49 ON THE WEST SIDE

OF TAFT HILL ROAD; 9 ACRES; 16 LOTS; R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING

This is a request to extend the preliminary plat approval for Solar Ridge Subdivision (previously approved as Saddleback Subdivision), as the previous preliminary plat approval has expired. Mr. Kadera reviewed the major concerns and issues and noted that this item would have been on consent except that the applicant would like to request more than a one year extension. Staff findings include: 1) The preliminary plat for Saddleback Subdivision Phases II, III and IV was originally approved in 1988. Several extensions have been granted to allow the project to continue as Solar Ridge. The previous approvals included certain conditions which should also apply to this request; 2) The extension request was reviewed by the County Health and Engineering departments and the City of Fort Collins Planning Department; none of these agencies noted any objections to the request; 3) Utility providers in this area indicated that utility service is available to the project. The staff recommendation is for approval of the extension of the preliminary plat approval for Saddleback/Solar Ridge Subdivision until February 12, 1997, with the same conditions found in the Findings and Resolution signed by the Chairman of the Board on February 24, 1993.

Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Charles Cox, applicant, requested more than a one-year extension because he anticipates it will take longer than one year to complete the project (24 months preferable, but at least 18 months) and the extension would eliminate the need to come back before the Board to request another time extension. Mr. Cox also stated he would like to request agreement from the Board to not be required to build a stub street, but instead to dedicate an easement or right-of-way so the street can be built later if it ever became appropriate, instead of having a street in the interim leading nowhere; Mr. Kadera stated he has no problem with the developer dedicating the right-of-way and then allowing the developer who needs the second point of access to actually build the street itself. Mr. Burns urged the Board to require the developer to place the right-of-way at a point where the property connects to the property on the west for transportation efficiency.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Saddleback/Solar Ridge 3rd Filing Time Extension for twelve months, with the same conditions found in the Findings and Resolution signed by the Chairman of the Board on February 24, 1993, and authorize the dedication of the stub right-of-way from the applicant.

AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION

Commissioner Disney amended the motion to approve the Saddleback/Solar Ridge Subdivision time extension for 18 months, as requested by the applicant.

Amendment to the Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Duvall dissenting.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. ZICKRICK MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT APPEAL

(#96-EX0829): SW 12-06-69, 1/2 MILE EAST OF COLORADO

HIGHWAY 287, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF TRILBY ROAD

(COUNTY ROAD 34); 1 ACRE; FA1- FARMING ZONING

This is a request for an appeal of the MRD criteria to allow submission of a MRD application where a lot size variance will be needed and a commercial use exists (approved by Special Exception in 1983). Ms. Evans described the appeal request and reviewed the major concerns and issues; she noted that the applicants intent is to create a new residential lot to construct a dwelling for his in-laws. Staff findings include: 1) The MRD process was amended in February of 1993 to limit the types of parcels that are eligible to be divided without going through the full subdivision process; 2) The full subdivision process is available to divide parcels that are not eligible for consideration under the MRD process. A subdivision request on this property would be reviewed by the Urban Growth Area Review Board prior to hearing with the County Commissioners; 3) The subject property is zoned FA-1 Farming, which requires a 2.29 acre minimum lot size. The applicant and county planning staff had been operating on the belief that the property was zoned FA-Farming (which requires only 1/2 acre minimum lot size if both public water and sewer are utilized); a lot size variance will be needed; 4) The applicant proposes to keep an existing commercial use that was approved by the Board of Adjustment in 1983; this use appears to be low-impact and limits on the use are in place as a result of the Board of Adjustment's approval. There have been no recent complaints regarding the commercial operation; residential uses are the predominant use in the immediate area; 5) Preliminary information indicates that all utilities, public transportation and fire protection are available at the site or nearby. Given the circumstances in this case, adequate review of these and other technical issues can be provided through the MRD process.

Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Commissioner Duvall asked if the commercial use approved by special exception in 1983 is limited to the current owner or continues with the property. Ms. Evans stated that her understanding, after talking to John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer for the County, is that the special exception is limited to the current owner, and this will be addressed during the concept review process.

Dennis Zickrick, applicant, addressed the Board and explained the reason for the request and described the commercial use on the property, noting he is phasing out a lot of "hands-on" shop work and doing more consulting work. Discussion followed and the staff recommendation conditions of approval for the Zickrick MRD Appeal, granting the applicant the right to utilize the MRD process for consideration of a proposed land division, were amended as follows: In addition to the standard submittal requirements for that process, the applicant shall also submit the following: 1) Landscape plan showing the proposed buffer between the two lots; 2) Information about the commercial use (including traffic information, hours of operation, materials used, and description of type of work done); 3) A lot size variance must be obtained from the Board of Adjustment; 4) Clarification of the fact that commercial use was granted as a special exception in 1983 for the current land owner only.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Zickrick Minor Residential Development Appeal (#96-EX0829), with conditions as outlined and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. DISCUSSION ITEM:

Chair Clarke stated that the Town of Windsor is in the process of looking at an annexation request which will double the size of their town and that the land being considered for annexation is in Larimer County. Discussion followed regarding the possibility of having the newly hired regional planner work on this issue. Commissioner Duvall suggested that this person might also help county staff work on the I.G.A. with the Town of Windsor. Commissioner Disney cautioned that, as we are not the only employer of this regional planner, the other entities also contributing to the hiring of this planner (Loveland, Berthoud, and Weld County) should be approached with this idea before the Board and Planning staff meet with the regional planner to discuss specifics of their expectations from this planner.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1996

MEETING REGARDING OPEN LANDS PROGRAM

(#437)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 10:00 a.m. in regular session with K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present; also present was John MacFarlane, Director of Parks. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Ms. Cameron stated that the purpose of today's meeting with the Board is for discussion of the Open Lands Advisory Board and to provide a general update of the Open Lands Program. Ms. Cameron reviewed the timeline of meetings to be held, application deadlines, interviews of applicants, selection and notification of advisory board, etc.; their goal is to have this all accomplished and to convene the first meeting of the advisory board April 17, 1996. Commissioner Disney suggested that at that first meeting, if possible, to publicly honor and recognize the citizens that worked so hard to get the open space sales tax initiative passed by the voters.

Ms. Cameron submitted a draft of the "Guiding Principle for the Open Lands Advisory Board" for the Board to review and offer suggestions; the Board suggested several revisions. Ms. Cameron discussed the board composition with the Board and noted that the ballot language dictates some very specific things about the composition; for instance, it is required there be a representative from each of the cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park and Berthoud, with terms not specified, one Planning Commission representative, and four citizens at large. Much discussion ensued regarding the option of adding two Park Board representatives to give continuity, understanding of existing park system, experience, etc. to the Board; after discussion, the Board concurred that everyone must apply to be on the advisory board and members will be chosen on their qualifications and merit. The Board indicated that they concur with the value of having some current Park Board members serve on this advisory board and the members who are interested in applying for this board will be encouraged to do so. After further discussion, the Board took the following action:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of six citizens at large to serve on the Open Lands Advisory Board, in addition to the five members as required.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. Cameron submitted a draft copy of the application for Larimer County Advisory Boards and asked the Board to review the application and advise her if they have suggestions or additions to make to the application. Ms. Cameron also submitted a draft copy of the letter to be sent to the cities and towns and asked for Board comments; the Board reviewed the letter and several suggestions were made. Ms. Cameron noted that interviews will be conducted on March 18, 1996 and the interview process was discussed; she asked if the Board would like to be on the interview team and all three Commissioners indicated to her they want to serve on this team, along with K-Lynn Cameron and John MacFarlane.

Ms. Cameron provided a general update on the Open Lands Program; she noted that they have met with Rex Smith, Director of Public Works, and Right-of-Way Agent Dot McKean, who will be retiring this summer, and they discussed revising the current job description of right-of-way agent to include working with the Open Lands Program. Ms. Cameron stated that they have also met with the Finance Department and are working on setting up an accounting system; they also met with the county attorneys to form a team (Marla Hehn, right-of-way person, and Ms. Cameron) to work closely on land acquisitions. Ms. Cameron informed the Board that Deb Stillwell in the Parks Department is serving as her staff support.

Ms. Cameron also provided an update on the legacy proposal. Ms. Cameron informed the Board that the Rivers Heritage Program was ranked #7 by the GOCO Board; they met with GOCO and were advised to combine the Laramie Foothills with the Rivers Heritage Program and they are moving forward with that. Commissioner Disney stated that he heard that the reason for the #7 ranking was that they did not have a lead agency or driving force behind it; Commissioner Duvall proposed that the Larimer County Commissioners become the lead agency. Ms. Cameron stated that they are currently forming a steering committee to work on this; the Commissioners stated they would like to be a part of that partnership. Chair Clarke discussed a memo recently received from Senator Hank Brown about a Federal legislation bill regarding the Cache La Poudre River National Water Heritage Area Act in which the Board was requested to write a letter in support of moving this bill forward; the Board will direct Mr. Lancaster to draft this letter of support for the Board to approve and sign during Administrative Matters tomorrow.

Discussion followed regarding another project for the Frantz property, which is located in the Corridor just south of the Jensen property on the east side of Taft Hill Road and north of Trilby Road; she noted that this land is in a conservatorship and an offer has been received from Mr. Jensen to purchase this property. Ms. Cameron requested the Board to write a letter of interest in this property; in addition, as property surrounding this site has sold for vastly different amounts per acre, she asked if the Board would share in the cost with the owner for an appraisal of this land. Commissioners Disney and Duvall indicated their support for writing this letter of intent and interest; Chair Clarke stated that he is against it because this will give this property an inside tract for open lands acquisition and he promised himself he would not make any more commitments to purchase open space lands until the sales tax money is collected and the advisory board is formed and involved. Discussion followed; the Board directed Ms. Cameron to draft the letter for the Board to sign but to state in the letter that their interest does not give this land priority over other lands.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize Ms. Cameron to write a letter for the Board to sign indicating the County's interest in the Frantz property for the Open Space Program.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Chair Clarke dissenting.

The meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#438 & #439)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Duvall was present; Commissioner Disney was attending the Smart Growth and Development Meeting in Denver today. Also present were: Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; Carol Block, Finance Director; Ralph Jacobs, Human Resources Director; Gary Janezich, Information Management Senior Analyst; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

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

2. ILLEGAL DUMPS AND SOLID WASTE ISSUES: Mr. Ryan reminded the Board that on January 30, 1996 a recommendation was made to the Commissioners regarding the closure of illegal dumps and, at that meeting, the Board asked that their recommendation to adopt an enhanced enforcement option be reviewed by the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). Mr. Ryan informed the Board that the EAB met and suggested that the enhanced enforcement option be revised to include a measurable goal for closing dumps so progress can be charted; therefore, the Health Department will strive to attain closure of six priority illegal dumps per year and this can be accomplished without additional budget resources. Mr. Ryan stated that the department will investigate these illegal dumps both on a complaint basis and after a review of their current files; he noted they will try to obtain voluntary closure on those sites which present a public health risk, and for those that they to not obtain voluntary closure, they will come to the Board on a case-to-case basis and ask the Board to authorize the County Attorney to take legal action to force closure under the provisions of the State Solid Waste Act. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to support the enhanced enforcement option, as presented by the Health Department and revised by the EAB; Commissioner Duvall suggested that a policy regarding this issue should be drafted for formal adoption by the Board at a later date.

3. RESOLUTION ON RETAINING THE AUDITORS FOR LARIMER COUNTY: Ms. Block requested Board approval of a resolution regarding the retention of auditors for Larimer County; she stated that, as requested by the Board during an Administrative Matters meeting on January 23, 1996, she checked with former County Commissioners to ascertain the reasons for approving the previous policy stating that no firm could be engaged to conduct the audit for more than ten consecutive years. Ms. Block informed the Board that the primary reason given was that the Board wanted to give other CPA firms in the community an opportunity to receive county audit business. Discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution on Retaining the Auditor for Larimer County, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R96-31g RESOLUTION ON RETAINING THE AUDITOR FOR LARIMER

COUNTY

4. ADDITIONAL PURCHASING ITEM: Ms. Block stated that the County went out to bid for 75 PC's requesting a firm price on the first 25 PC's and a percentage off list for the remaining ones because they will not be ordered all at once. Ms. Block noted that the bid closed Monday at 2 p.m. and at that time seven bids had been received; however, an 8th bid came in at 3:30 p.m. that same day and they have not opened this bid but they believe that this 8th bid is substantially lower than the first seven. Ms. Block offered several options for the Board to consider: 1) Reject the late bid and pay the higher price; 2) Accept the late bid and include it with the others, as the Board of County Commissioners does have the right to accept or reject all bids; 3) Reject all the bids as being over budget and go out and for rebid; or 4) Go through the standard 30-day bidding process. Ms. Block noted that if option #3 is chosen, the Board can waive the standard purchasing time frame and proceed with an abbreviated purchasing process and request those bids in by March 23, 1996. Commissioner Clarke recommended rejecting all the bids because they are over budget and to go out for rebid on the fast track; Commissioner Duvall concurred.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of the normal publication and bidding period for the purchase of 75 PC's and instruct Ms. Block to reject all the bids which have been received to date and go out for rebid on the fast track.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. WAIVER OF REDUCTION IN PAY POLICY: Mr. Jacobs requested Board approval of a waiver of policy to permit Cheryl Anderson Siler to transfer from her Assistant Risk Manager position at grade 153 to a position as Employee Relations and Classification Specialist at grade 149 without a reduction in pay. Mr. Jacobs informed the Board that Ms. Anderson Siler is the most qualified of the applicants for the position, has a law degree which will be of great value in this position, is familiar with the County as an organization, and has established a good working relationship with many of the County staff.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of the provisions of the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual to permit Cheryl Anderson Siler to transfer from her current position as Assistant Risk Manager (grade 153) to Employee Relations and Classification Specialist (grade 149) without reducing her salary.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. DISCUSSION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR POSITION: Mr. Gluckman submitted a revised draft of the Director of Health and Human Services (HHS) job announcement for the Board to review and noted that the draft incorporates the suggested changes the Board made previously. Mr. Gluckman noted that Mr. Jacobs has researched comparable front range county positions and recommends a hiring range of $60,000 to $65,000. After review, the Board accepted the revised job announcement for the HHS Director and proposed salary, as presented.

Mr. Gluckman requested a decision from the Board regarding the selection process for the HHS Director; he noted that the Health and Human Services Council is recommending two screening teams--one team consisting of all the Health and Human Service Directors, the Human Resources Director, a Cabinet member and Mr. Gluckman; the second team would include 12 community members, Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Gluckman. Mr. Jacobs has suggested an alternative screening method; he outlined the advantages and disadvantages of the HHS recommendation, noting that the composition, structure and size of the screening committee is very large and his recommendation is that a single smaller committee be formed. Mr. Jacobs discussed the pros and cons of conducting a national recruiting effort, noting that the principal variables are cost, time frame and the relative value of knowledge of the community. Discussion among the Board followed; Commissioner Duvall stated that she thinks community experience is very important and she does not favor doing a national search and that advertising in the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and possibly the NACO Newsletter is adequate. Chair Clarke stated that he agrees with Mr. Jacobs' recommendation but would like to go with the HHS Council's recommendation to have two groups; Commissioner Duvall concurred, but would like to incorporate some of Mr. Jacobs' suggestions to include representatives from the Poudre & Thompson School Districts and Estes Park, a non-profit agency, and someone from the Sheriff's Department. Commissioner Duvall also suggested possibly having a luncheon for all the selection committee members to meet the applicants. Mr. Jacobs requested that the Board authorize him to be involved in the final selection of applicants to make sure the two teams do not deviate from personnel policy when the applicants are selected for interviewing; the Board concurred with his suggestion.

7. REQUEST TO USE CARRYOVER FUNDS FOR FURNITURE FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: Mr. Janezich requested Board approval to use carryover funds (approximately $13,000) from the 1995 IMS budget to replace twelve work area desks and tables with fourteen ergonomic workstations to replace very old furniture and provide a safer work environment; he noted that additional funds needed will be derived from the 1996 IMS budget.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the allocation of approximately $13,000 from the 1995 IMS carryover funds for the purchase of ergonomic workstations in the Information Management Department, as requested.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. WORKSESSION:

-- Letter of Support for Cache La Poudre River National Water Heritage Area Act:

As requested by the Board yesterday, Mr. Lancaster drafted a letter to Senator Bill Bradley indicating Board support for Senate Bill 342, the Cache La Poudre River National Water Heritage Area Act, and urging passage of the bill as quickly as possible; the letter was submitted to the Board for approval.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve sending the letter to Senator Bill Bradley indicating their support for Senate Bill 342, the Cache La Poudre River National Water Heritage Area Act, which all three Commissioners will sign.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Policy Worksession Items: Mr. Lancaster submitted two topics for tomorrow's policy worksession - discussion of Courthouse expansion project and Planning Director selection and asked if the Board had other items to include. Discussion followed; Commissioner Duvall proposed that in the future additional worksessions be scheduled for the Board to discuss miscellaneous topics, such as the Planning Director selection, as the policy worksession should only be for discussion of policy. Ms. Hart checked the Board's calendar and the first time slot available to schedule an additional worksession is not until March 7, 1996.

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

9. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of February 5, 1996, 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 February 19, 1996, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Petitions for Abatement and Refund of Taxes for the following, as recommended by the County Assessor: Hollander; Bennett; KMR Investments; Lindsley; Mioduski; Long; Brittany Knolls; and Leonard.

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 for Document Review for February 14, 1996:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing Amended Plat Lots 49 and 50; Glacier View Meadows 8th FilingAmended Plat Lots 58 and 59; Equipment Schedule No. 001 - Exhibit A - Schedule of Equipment, Rental Payments, etc. Form between the Board of County Commissioners and GE Capital Public Finance, Inc.; and Financial Operating Procedure 320.11A - Vendor Discounts to Employees.

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to the Lovin' Oven - 6% - Loveland, CO. and to the Glen Haven General Store - 3.2% - Glen Haven, CO. County approval was granted to Schmidts Olde Time Bakery, Ltd. - 6% - Loveland, CO.; Johnson's Corner - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; and Total #2743 - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.

A96-20 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

(Administration and Monitoring of Human Resource Grant Funds)

A96-21 CONSERVATION EASEMENT DEED AND AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AND HH GROUP, INC.

A96-22 SHOOTING RANGE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RUSSELL C. AND

DELORES J. BARGER (Shooting Range for Sheriff's

Department Personnel)

A96-23 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND WELD COUNTY (Provision of

Americorps Funds to Weld Co. for Weld County Crew)

A96-24 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND G. L. HOFF COMPANY (Lining of

Fossil Creek at Landfill - Bid #95-73)

D96-03 DEED OF DEDICATION BY CARLSON INVESTMENTS, INC.

(Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #176)

R96-32s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF

GARDNER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R96-33s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE POPE

MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT APPEAL

Motion carried 2 - 0.

10. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 11:00 a.m. with Paul Cooper, Director of Community Corrections to discuss property acquisition.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:30 a.m.; no action taken. At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag and Larry Johnson, Deputy Assessor, joined the meeting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

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

MEETINGTO DISCUSS DOWDY LAKE ROAD

RECONSTRUCTION AND PAVING

(#440)

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 4:00 p.m. with Rex Smith, Public Works Director. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Elaine Spencer, Engineering Department Director; and Harry Lynam, Project Engineer. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

Mr. Smith briefly reviewed the history of the Dowdy Lake Road and the events leading to today's meeting. The Forest Service is desirous of entering into a cooperative construction project with Larimer County to realign and pave parts of the Dowdy Lake Road. Commissioner Disney continued the meeting with several questions regarding the width of the road, traffic counts, and accident rates. Commissioner Disney also inquired as to the decision making process involved in the designs chosen to pave and realign this road. Mr. Smith, Mr. Lynam, and Ms. Spencer responded to Commissioner Disney's inquiries. Realignment of this road off of the damn will insure the safety of pedestrians fishing off the damn and the vehicles driving along the road. Much discussion ensued regarding the different aspects of this project and the problems addressed. Commissioner Duvall inquired as to how this project is prioritized compared to other county projects. Mr. Smith stated that since the costs will be shared with the Forest Service, this project has been moved up in its priority standings. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to instruct Mr. Smith to proceed with the Dowdy Lake Road reconstruction and paving.

Commissioner Disney suggested that Mr. Smith and his staff to closely examine the least obtrusive method for reconstruction for mountain area roads.

The meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

_______________________________________

JOHN CLARKE, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

___________________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk

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