PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1996

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, Zoning Administrator. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were Allen Gould, Planner II, and Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Clarke noted that the following is a consent item and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

1. HIAWATHA HEIGHTS BLOCKS 16-18 AMENDED PLAT (#96-SA0847):

NE 1/4 29-10-73 IN RED FEATHER LAKES; 5.87 ACRES; 7 LOTS;

O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to reconfigure 21 lots resulting in 7 building sites. Staff findings include: 1) Applicants desire to reconfigure lots to accurately reflect the existing pattern of ownership; 2) The County Engineering Department has reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and has recommended that Tracts A & B be dedicated to the County as public right-of-way; 3) The County Health Department supports the consolidation of lots on older subdivisions, such as Hiawatha Heights, which are served by on-site utilities, and has commented that Lot 5, the only lot which is not currently occupied by a residence, would require a permit for an on-site sewage treatment system which must meet the requirements of the Larimer County Individual Sewage Disposal System Regulations.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the proposed Amended Plat of the referenced lots in Block 16, 17 and 18, Hiawatha Heights Subdivision, with the condition that Tracts "A" and "B" be dedicated to the County as public right-of-way, and that Lot 5 be provided with an on-lot sewage treatment system meeting all County requirements.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Hiawatha Heights Block 16-18 Amended Plat (#96-SA0847), with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1996

MEETING REGARDING LOCAL HUMAN SERVICES RESTRUCTURING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with Doug Keasling, Director of Social Services for a meeting regarding local Human Services restructuring. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were the following members of the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee: Ginny Riley, Carol Plock, Paul Cooper, Lee Lapp, Elizabeth Kelly, Chris Sheafor, Averil Strand, Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Carol Gillespie, Shelley McGraw, Joni Friedman, Dr. Keith Olson, Neil Gluckman, Olivia Olivas-Miller, and Timothy O'Neill. County Manager Frank Lancaster was also in attendance. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Keasling and the HHS Planning Committee presented the Larimer County Health and Human Service Restructuring Plan to the Board for their review. Mr. Keasling reminded the Board that in 1994 the Colorado Legislature passed HB-1005, which set in motion a process to analyze and make recommendations about the local delivery of health and human services; local planning committees were established and were charged with delivering a written local human services delivery plan to the County Commissioners. The Plan was developed over a seventeen-month period by a committee representing groups interested in health and human services in Larimer County; to arrive at useful conclusions and to give the community a chance to give significant information about its views of health and human service delivery, the committee did an in-depth survey of consumers, citizens needing services, and providers. Two public meetings, twenty-two open committee meetings, and numerous sub-committee meetings were held. This Plan has been designed to be long-term, with a continuing oversight team to further develop and implement the recommendations and to develop strategies, as necessary; the Plan is designed to improve the health and human service delivery in Larimer County.

Mr. Keasling informed the Board that the Plan recommends: 1) Single Entry Process (automated information system that is consumer friendly, multiple sites county-wide, case coordination, collection and analysis of data); 2) Conflict Resolution Process (minimum standards, an ombudsman, a citizen's review panel, development of access to affordable legal services; 3) Ongoing process (an implementation team to implement this plan for continued improvement); 4) Development of partnerships (between consumers and providers); 5) Development of a community-based mentality; 6) Centralized options (coordination of a variety of community services at central locations); 7) Greater accountability; 8) Better cultural understanding; 9) Enhanced public legal services; and 10) Proper applications of resources.

Carol Plock described the in-depth assessment which was undertaken and how it was accomplished. Ginny Riley described how the Plan establishes a single entry process designed to provide the consumer with information about and access to the health and human services available in the local planning area. Elizabeth Kelly reviewed the conflict resolution process. Mr. Keasling concluded the presentation by stating that the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee recommends that an ongoing committee be appointed by and responsible to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners to carry out the responsibilities described above. The Committee is to be composed of representatives of service providers, consumers, business, funders and government and will have the authority as delegated to them by the Commissioners; members of the current committee should be invited to form the core of the Implementation Team. Mr. Keasling noted that the recommendations were unanimously approved by all official members of the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee and they are also requesting state funding for a facilitator for use by the Implementation Team.

Questions from the Board and discussion followed; with regard to the appointment of the committee to implement the recommendations, Chair Clarke recommended that bylaws and goals for the committee be written first. Because the Plan needs to be submitted to the State within thirty days, Mr. Keasling requested the Board to analyze the Plan, provide feedback to the committee, and revisions made accordingly. Commissioner Disney suggested having a worksession with the HHS Committee to work on the revisions and then after the committee is appointed, the bylaws can be written. After checking the Commissioner's schedule, Mr. Lancaster indicated that time is available for this in-depth discussion during the Board's Policy Worksession at 9:30 a.m. on April 11, 1996.

The meeting recessed at 3:05 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR SCRIPPS-HOWARD CABLE

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 4:00 p.m. for a Public Hearing in the Loveland City Council Chambers. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were: Russ Legg, Cable TV Coordinator; Tom Duchen, President River Oaks Communications Corporation; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Duchen provided a brief overview of the cable franchise agreement renewal process and noted that the purpose of today's hearing is to commence that process for Scripps-Howard Cable. Mr. Duchen stated that the process will continue until such time final determination is made by the County to renew the agreement; he noted that there will be additional hearings for public input and the past performance of the cable operator will be reviewed as well as an assessment of the future needs in the county. Mr. Duchen informed the Board that this renewal process affects only one of the agreements that Scripps Howard has with the County.

Greg Griffin, General Manager for Scripps Howard Cable in the Colorado region stated that they have been a provider of cable television service in Colorado for fifteen years and they feel they have provided excellent service to their customers, shown a dedication to quality customer service and community service, and they have been very aggressive in acquiring state of the art technology. Commissioner Duvall asked Mr. Legg if the County has received complaints regarding Scripps Howard; he responded that complaints have been minimal. Chair Clarke asked how Scripps Howard handles complaints; Mr. Legg responded they are handled expeditiously.

There was no public comment. Chair Clarke asked about the willingness of Scripps Howard to interconnect with TCI of Fort Collins; Mr. Griffin committed to the Board that they will interconnect with TCI in order to provide Larimer County meetings and other governmental meetings for the public. He noted that in preparation for this they have met with TCI and identified a strategic interconnect point and this could be accomplished at the latest in sixty days. The Board was requested to approve a resolution commencing the cable television renewal process for Scripps Howard Cable Company. The Board expressed their appreciation for Scripps Howard's willingness to connect with TCI and for the good customer service they have provided in the past.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt a resolution commencing cable television renewal proceedings pursuant to the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R96-54g RESOLUTION COMMENCING CABLE TELEVISION RENEWAL

PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO THE CABLE COMMUNICATIONS

POLICY ACT OF 1984, THE CABLE TELEVISION CONSUMER

PROTECTION AND COMPETITION ACT OF 1992 AND THE

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996

The meeting recessed at 4:30 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER TRANSFER OF SCRIPPS HOWARD

CABLE AGREEMENT TO COMCAST CORPORATION

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 4:45 p.m. for a Public Hearing in the Loveland City Council Chambers. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were: Russ Legg, Cable TV Coordinator; Tom Duchen, President River Oaks Communications Corporation; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Duchen informed the Board that the County has received notification from Scripps Howard Cable Company that it is interested in transferring control of their agreements with the County to Comcast Corporation (or any entity affiliated with or controlled by Comcast); he stated that the purpose for coming to the County with the request today is that there is a requirement that County approval be obtained prior to such transfer. Mr. Duchen stated that the scope of the review focuses on the financial and technical qualifications of the entity. Comcast and Scripps Howard have provided for the County many materials which give an overview of Comcast's operations and as part of the review of the transfer, River Oaks Communications Corporation, in conjunction with the County Attorney's Office, has reviewed their materials and have some questions. Dick Lyons, attorney for Scripps Howard, explained the merger and provided a diagram of the E.W. Scripps Corporation, which owns 100% of the shares in Scripps Howard Cable Company; the shares will be transferred to Comcast, who will give back 20 to 25% of Comcast stock to E. W. Scripps Corporation; all of the cable systems will remain intact and the only thing that will change is the board room because there will be new directors of the corporation. Mr. Duchen addressed questions to Ms. Sheila Willard, Vice President Public Affairs of Comcast Cable, and she provided answers regarding plans for upgrading the system in Colorado, telephone service, etc. Mr. Duchen wanted to make Ms. Willard aware that there are multiple operators in the County and advised her that Comcast will not be the only cable company in the geographical area; he also informed her that the two agreements provide for reimbursement to the county of costs associated with administrative costs, ongoing costs, legal costs, etc. incurred because of the transfer. Other questions were if any specific plans have been formulated for upgrades of the system; she responded that there are no plans for upgrading at this time. Ms. Willard reviewed her background experience and gave a presentation about Comcast; she noted the company was founded in 1963, is the third largest cable company in the country, has over 3.4 million subscribers in eighteen states, and has over 12,000 employees.

Discussion and questions from the Board followed; Chair Clarke asked Ms. Willard if she will stand behind Mr. Griffin's committment to connect with TCI; she responded in the affirmative and noted she believes in local programming very strongly. Commissioner Duvall asked Ms. Willard if she is also committed to customer service and Ms. Willard responded affirmatively. Chair Clarke closed the public hearing by stating that the transfer agreement is currently being worked on and the Board will be reviewing it soon.

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioner Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were: Rochelle Stephens, Executive Director Fort Collins Housing Authority; Carol Gillespie, Manager Community Programming; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director Health Department; Russ Legg, Interim Planning Coordinator; Jean O'Connor, Planning Senior Office Clerk; Drew Davis, Research & Development Sheriff's Department; Captain Gary Darling, Operations Division; Sgt. Bill Nelson, Emergency Operations; Bob Keister, Budget 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 for public comment.

2. FAIR HOUSING PROCLAMATION: Ms. Stephens requested the Board to proclaim the month of April 1996 as Fair Housing Month; Chair Clarke read the proclamation aloud. Ms. Stephens thanked the Board for the proclamation, introduced Jennifer Bell, representing Disabled Resource Services, and invited the Board to an Equal Housing Opportunity Forum to be held Thursday, April 4,1996 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at City Hall West. The Board thanked Ms. Stephens for her leadership with the migrant housing situation in Larimer County and Commissioner Duvall offered to assist Ms. Stephens in this endeavor.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners join with all Larimer County communities to proclaim and rededicate the month of April 1996 as Fair Housing Month, and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK PROCLAMATION: Dr. LeBailly requested the Board to proclaim the week of April 1-7, 1996 as National Public Health Week; Chair Clarke read the proclamation aloud. Dr. LeBailly described several activities planned for next week to celebrate Public Health Week

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of April 1-7, 1996 as National Public Health Week, and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. LETTER TO GOVERNOR ROMER FROM BOARD OPPOSING SB 167: Commissioner Duvall proposed that the Board of County Commissioners send a letter to the Governor opposing the amended language in Senate Bill 167 for the reason that it further complicates the entire profession of wildlife management in Colorado.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners send a letter to Governor Romer asking him to veto Senate Bill 167 for the reasons outlined in the letter.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Chair Clarke dissenting.

5. APPOINTMENTS TO PLUS ADVISORY COUNCIL: Mr. Legg submitted a list of the persons for the Board to appoint to the PLUS Advisory Council and noted that all of them have been contacted and have agreed to serve on the Council. The persons to be appointed are: Tim Johnson, Angela Dazlich, Jane Clark, Randy Mergler, John Knezovich, Chad McWhinney, Gerry Horak, Dan Stroh, John Gascoyne, Loui TerMeer, Debbie Tamlin, Tom Hobbs, Brigitte Schmidt, Karen Rose-Brailsford, Terry Parrish, Judy Rosen, and Jim Geist.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments to the PLUS Advisory Council, as listed on the sheet submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

At this Commissioner Duvall left the meeting to attend a meeting in Estes Park.

6. GRANT FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR TRAFFIC UNIT: Mr. Davis provided a summary of the Highway Traffic Safety Project Application to be submitted to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, to start a Traffic Unit within the Larimer County Sheriff's Department. The proposal requests the addition of 4 FTE's to the Sheriff's Department for two patrol officers, one dispatcher, and one Sheriff's Services Technician in Records; the total cost of the proposal is $192,945 and the County's share the first year will be $53,666 with the remainder to be funded by the Office of Transportation Safety. The County's share will be derived from the revenue that is realized after the Uniform Model Traffic Code is adopted and based upon the department's past history of issuing penalty assessments, a minimum of $60,000 in new revenue is expected to be realized the first year. Mr. Davis noted that if the request is funded, the County will be expected to finance a greater percentage of the cost each year for the next three years and in 1999 the County will be expected to finance the entire cost of operating the traffic unit but sufficient revenue should be generated from traffic fines at that time to pay the cost of operating the unit. Commissioner Disney requested that some coordination be worked out with the State Patrol to do a follow up after car accidents in which drinking was involved to determine the identity of the establishment serving the liquor. Captain Darling stated that last week he talked to Lt. Cox of the State Patrol about coordinating their efforts in this matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the submission of an application to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Safety, for the creation of a Traffic Enforcement Project for the Larimer County Sheriff's Department.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. DIVE AND SEARCH/RESCUE OFFICE SPACE: Sgt. Nelson introduced Shelley Calisher, President Larimer County Search and Rescue Team, and Bryan Darrington, President of the Larimer County Dive Rescue Team; he described the request which is before the Board today, which is to add on to the Emergency Operations building office space for the Larimer County Dive Team and Search/Rescue Team. The request before the Board today is threefold: 1) Obtain permission from the Board to enclose the northwest corner of the facility; 2) Determine if there is funding available from the County; 3) If built, obtain a commitment from the County to continue to provide that type of facility in the future for the teams. Sgt. Nelson outlined the cost ($21,000) and noted that they are requesting 50% from the county and 50% from the teams; he stated that Emergency Services can contribute $2,500 from expected carryover money as a part of the County's share. Ms. Calisher informed the Board that this is something the teams have been planning for many years; she noted that their records are scattered in individual homes. Mr. Darrington concurred and stated that the records need to be centrally located and will lead them into being a more professional organization. Sgt. Nelson stated he will coordinate the construction through the facilities manager. Mr. Keister stated that this project could be financed without increasing the total facilities budget for Emergency Services; however, if approved, he recommended that security be increased. Sgt. Nelson stated that Risk Management is also concerned about this and is working with insurance carriers. Commissioner Disney expressed concern if everything is included in this request and that they do not come back to the Board later and request additional funding for furniture, phones, computers, floor coverings, etc.; Sgt. Nelson stated he has discussed this with the two teams and the additional costs will be taken care of by them. Commissioner Disney suggested that action on this matter be tabled until a meeting is held with Facilities Manager Dick Anderson and Mr. Keister to insure no additional costs are involved and to work out the exact funding request so when the Board approves the request, they will be approving the complete package.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners table action on this matter until a later date after the aforementioned meeting is held.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. WORKSESSION:

-- Open Lands Advisory Board Membership: Mr. Gluckman requested Board approval of a list of citizens recommended for appointment to the Open Lands Advisory Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following citizen appointees to the Open Lands Advisory Board: John Heaton, Tom Keith, Larry Kendall, John Lesmeister, Homer Rouse, and Nancy Wallace with Merrill Kaufmann and Kathay Rennels as alternates.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Municipal Court Lease: Discussion ensued regarding the duration of the Municipal Court Lease; Chair Clarke stated that it is contingent on whether or not the ballot issue for funding for a new justice center is approved in November and the Board cannot give a long-term commitment until then.

-- Items for Policy Worksessions: Mr. Gluckman submitted a schedule of subjects, as proposed by the Board during their all-day worksession last week, for discussion during Policy Worksessions through June 20, 1996; the Board concurred with the schedule.

-- Letter regarding External Plan: Mr. Gluckman submitted a letter for the External Plan and requested the Board to review it for revisions.

-- 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 Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of March 18, 1996, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of April 3, 1996, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on Document Review for March 27, 1996:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Owassa Lake Subdivision Amended Plat; Letter from the Fort Collins Housing Authority and Larimer County to First National Bank regarding the transfer of the Larimer County Housing Authority to the Fort Collins Housing Authority; Site Application for Upper Thompson Sanitation District to expand the capacity of the UTSD Treatment Plant. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to: Boyd Lake Marina, Inc. - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; Boyd Lake Marina, Inc., dba Burger Bay Restaurant - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; Sandy's Convenience - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.; and a Permit for the Scorched Tree Bed and Breakfast - 3.2% - Bellvue, CO. Licenses were issued to: Carter Lake Marina, Inc. - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; Windjammer Liquors - 6% - Loveland, CO.; Conway Nash Corp dba Pot Belly Restaurant & Lounge - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Red Feather Lakes, CO.; and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #484 - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Loveland, CO.

C96-13 CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS, LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE OFFICE OF ENERGY

CONSERVATION (Low-Income Energy Assistant Program)

C96-14 CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS, LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE OFFICE OF ENERGY

CONSERVATION (Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income

Persons Program)

D96-07 DEED OF DEDICATION BY REINHOLT J. SCHNEIDER

(County Road 30 - Project #181)

D96-07 DEED OF DEDICATION BY CHERYL LYNN JENSEN AND

LYNN A. HAMMOND (Berthoud Lake Ranchettes ROW on CR 17)

R96-55z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF

KENNY AND MICHELLE TROTT DBA HORSETOOTH

RETRIEVERS (Approval to Operate a Dog Kennel)

R96-56s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION GRANTING THE VACATION OF

UTILITY EASEMENT IN PTARMIGAN 3RD FILING, LOT 23,

BLOCK 4 (To vacate easement because of encroachment)

R96-57z REZONING FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE

PETITION OF FRONT RANGE STONE (Rezoning of property

from FA-Farming to C-Commercial)

R96-58g RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL

AGREEMENT FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION ON PLANNING

FOR MANAGING URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Motion carried 2 - 0.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass and Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

10. LEGAL MATTERS:

-- Request for approval of Oracle Contract: Ms. Haag presented the Oracle Contract for the Financial Management System and requested Board approval, effective as of March 26, 1996.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the contract between Larimer County and Oracle Corporation for the license of software, consulting services, training and technical support for the County's Financial Management System. I further move that the effective date of the contract shall be March 26, 1996.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

C96-15 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND ORACLE (Financial Management

System Project)

-- Request for approval of Amendment to extend Contract: Ms. Haag requested Board approval of an amendment to the contract to extend the closing date to April 5, 1996 for the sale of Lot 12, Crystal Lakes 14th Filing, P.U.D.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an agreement for an amendment to the contract to extend the closing date to April 5, 1996 for the sale of Lot 12, Crystal Lakes 14th Filing, P.U.D.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

A96-43 AGREEMENT TO EXTEND CONTRACT FOR CLOSING

DATE FOR SALE OF LOT 12, CRYSTAL LAKES 14TH

FILING, P.U.D.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss contract negotiations and pending litigation.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The Board came out of Executive Session at 11:20 a.m.; no action taken.

THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1996

MEETING REGARDING THE FUTURE OF THE

LARIMER COUNTY PARKS DEPARTMENT

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The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with John MacFarlane, Parks Director. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager and Rex Smith, Public Works Director. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

Chair Clarke stated the purpose of today's meeting was to make a decision regarding the potential transfer of County parks to the State. Chair Clarke continued with introductions of County staff in attendance. The meeting was then turned over to Mr. MacFarlane.

Mr. MacFarlane expressed his gratitude to the public for attending meetings and giving their input, as well as the Commissioners. An agenda and proposal were submitted and reviewed. Mr. MacFarlane reviewed the history leading to today's meeting, stating that the Parks department has been losing money, based on an eight year average, $156,178 annually. In December 1994, Mr. MacFarlane approached the Commissioners with the idea of transferring the County parks to the State. This discussion continued throughout 1995 with Mr. MacFarlane compiling information as to it's feasibility. Mr. MacFarlane emphasized that his goal has always been to insure the parks are well cared for.

At this time Chair Clarke stated that it is clear that the public does not want to give up local control of Larimer County parks. It was also stated that fees need to be raised to increase contributions to the general fund to insure the proper functioning of the Parks department. Mr. MacFarlane made recommendations regarding the accounting practices for the Parks department and reviewed specific recommendations insuring the efficient operation of the parks. Mr. MacFarlane noted his reluctance to institute differential fees. Mr. MacFarlane also recommended increasing the annual user fee to $50.00 for each car and boat to start in 1997; senior fees would not increase and camping fees would not be instituted.

Commissioner Disney inquired about the possibility of having the reservoirs as part of an enterprise fund and asked Mr. MacFarlane if he has reviewed this option with Mr. Keister. Mr. MacFarlane stated he will explore this option. Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of an enterprise fund and how it could possibly affect the operation of the Parks department. Commissioner Duvall stated she is desirous of increasing the contribution from the general fund to the Parks department.

The meeting continued with respect to the fee structure presented in Mr. MacFarlane's proposal. Chair Clarke spoke in support of the differential fee and the enterprise fund. Commissioner Duvall noted she is not in favor of having differential fees. Commissioner Duvall proposed that the Board support the proposal as submitted by Mr. MacFarlane in its entirety. Chair Clarke called for a motion.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board retain management of County parks and endorse the proposal as submitted by Mr. MacFarlane in its entirety.

Chair Clarke relinquished the Chair to the Chair Pro-Tem, Janet Duvall, in order to motion to amend the motion.

AMENDMENT TO MOTION

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board amend the motion to allow differential user fees.

Amendment to motion failed; 1 - 2.

AMENDMENT TO MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board amend the motion to include exploration of

setting up the reservoir parks as an enterprise fund.

Motion passed with second amendment 3 - 0.

Chair Pro-Tem Duvall returned the Chair to Commissioner Clarke.

The hearing adjourned at 2:50 p.m.

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JOHN CLARKE, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk