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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 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; Commissioners Disney and Commissioner Duvall were present. Also present were: Doug Keasling, Director Social Services; Joni Friedman, ETS Director; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; and Donna Hart, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Carolyn Mita discussed the dangerous conditions at the I-25 and Mulberry intersection; she informed the Board that she has obtained over 700 signatures from persons in the area concerned about the safety at this location. She recently learned that the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council has come up with five short-term options and will be recommending option #3 to the Planning Council in June; she does not think this option will alleviate the dangerous conditions and she was informed it will take at least two to three years to generate funding for a long-term solution. During a meeting she recently attended, she asked Eric Bracke from the City of Fort Collins Transportation Department if he had a spare traffic light that could be strung up in the interim; he noted he had one but in order to make this happen, some political pressure needs to be applied. Ms. Mita presented a three-minute video explicitly showing all the traffic and hazardous conditions at the site. Much discussion followed; Commissioner Disney assured Ms. Mita he will talk to Mr. Bracke about the installation of the temporary light at Greenfields Court and recommend he also view the video and he assured her he will also discuss the situation at the next North Front Range Transportation Meeting. Ms. Mita asked the Board if she could make an appointment with the County Attorney to discuss this situation; the Board concurred and directed Mr. Gluckman to let Mr. Hass know Ms. Mita will be calling him.

2. ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK STEWARDSHIP AWARD: Mr. A. Durand Jones, Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park, thanked the Board for their time and stated that, as told him by his predecessor Homer Rouse, this Board is by far the best group of County Commissioners with which the National Park Service has had the pleasure of working; he stated that he is here today to provide special recognition to Commissioner Disney. Mr. Jones stated that five years ago the Park established an annual stewardship award to be given to an individual or an organization that demonstrates outstanding dedication, understanding, and appreciation of Rocky Mountain National Park and Commissioner Disney is an outstanding public servant. Mr. Jones presented the 1996 Stewardship Award for Rocky Mountain National Park to Commissioner Disney.

3. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS: Mr. Keasling reviewed the revisions to the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee Local Plan, as recommended by the Board in a worksession held on April 11, 1996. Mr. Keasling requested the Board to approve the revised document and for the Chair to sign a proposed letter to accompany the Plan which is to be sent to the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee, the Colorado Departments of Human Services and Health Care Policy and Financing, and the Restructuring Steering and Legislative Restructuring Oversight Committees.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Larimer County Health and Human Services Planning Committee Plan, as amended, submit the recommendations to the State of Colorado, and authorize the Chair to sign the letter as proposed.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. INTERIM DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIVISION: Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that Jim Stokes, Information Management Director, will be retiring the end of May. Mr. Lancaster reminded the Board that privatization of this department has been discussed for some time and, if privatization occurs, they will looking for someone with different skills to fill the position. Mr. Lancaster reviewed the options considered for a replacement and it was decided that Mr. Rex Smith, Director of Public Works, has the necessary skills and experience in looking at privatization, and he would be objective and not have a personal interest in creating a job for himself. Therefore, Mr. Lancaster requested the Board to name Rex Smith as interim director of the Information Management Division and to be charged with analyzing the feasibility of outsourcing information management services and providing a recommendation to the County Manager within 5 months; Mr. Smith will receive out-of-title compensation equal to 15% of his current base salary during this period. Mr. Lancaster stated that after a recommendation is received and accepted, the County Manager will proceed with hiring a permanent director for the division, based on the recommendation received. In addition to completing the feasibility analysis, Mr. Smith will serve as the Division Director, tending to the day to day management requirements of the Division; he will begin working with Mr. Stokes May 1 to begin the transition of leadership and outsourcing study. Mr. Lancaster noted that Mr. Stokes is very supportive of this recommendation.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Rex Smith as Interim Director of the Information Management Division, effective upon the resignation of Mr. Jim Stokes; Mr. Smith will receive out-of-title compensation equal to 15% of his current base salary during this period, effective May 1, 1996.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. OPERATIONAL POLICIES FOR THE PARKS DEPARTMENT: Mr. Gluckman submitted a draft of the Operational Policies for the Parks Department and asked if the Board wished to adopt the Policy today or table action on this matter until later to allow time to review the Policy. The Board indicated they would like to have an opportunity to discuss the Policy in depth with Parks Director John MacFarlane during a future Policy Worksession.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners take the matter of approving the Operational Policies for the Larimer County Parks Department under advisement until the Board has had an opportunity to review and discuss the Policy in detail with Mr. MacFarlane.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. TAX NOTICES BID: Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that the Treasurer's Office requested bids for publication of their tax notices; he noted that there was a difference of $113 between the lowest bid and the second lowest bid, and the Treasurer's recommendation is to choose the second lowest bid because that bid is from a firm located in Larimer County. Mr. Gluckman noted that policy states that if proposals are substantially equal, the Board may grant the contract to the second lowest bidder.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the publication of tax notices from Artech of Berthoud, Colorado, as requested by the Treasurer's Department, in keeping with Larimer County's policy to award bids to Larimer County firms if possible.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. POLICY ON THE PURCHASE OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS AND GIFTS WITH COUNTY FUNDS: Mr. Gluckman submitted a list of expenditures totaling $300.84 for floral expenses incurred during the first quarter of 1996 and noted that annually this expenditure averages approximately $1,000. A draft policy was submitted to establish a uniform policy on the expenditure of county funds for staff, volunteers and citizens for the purchase of flowers, memorials and gifts; discussion of the policy ensued and the Board indicated they would like to discuss this new policy with Executive Council before it is approved.

8. AUTHORITY GRANTED TO COUNTY MANAGER: Mr. Gluckman submitted a copy of the revised Policy regarding the authority granted to the County Manager and requested Board approval and the Chair's signature.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the revised policy on the Authority Granted to the County Manager, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

P96-01 POLICY FOR AUTHORITY GRANTED TO COUNTY MANAGER

9. SELECTION OF LIAISON FOR OPEN LANDS ADVISORY BOARD: Discussion ensued regarding the selection of a Commissioner to serve as liaison for the Open Lands Advisory Board; Chair Clarke and Commissioner Disney proposed that if Commissioner Disney became the liaison for this Board, Chair Clarke would assume Commissioner Disney's duties as liaison to the Health Department. The Board decided to postpone a decision on appointing a liaison to this Board until they have had their meeting on the operational policies for the Parks Department.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the appointment of a Commissioner Liaison to the Open Lands Advisory Board until after the meeting with the Parks Director.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. WORKSESSION:

-- Response from Health Department: Mr. Gluckman reminded the Board that two weeks ago on April 10, 1996, Jack and Dee Becker spoke to the Board about problems they were having with the Health Department; at that time, the Board assured the Beckers they would contact the Health Department about the situation. Mr. Gluckman submitted a letter from the Director of the Health Department responding to the concerns; after reading the letter, the Board directed that Mr. Blehm contact Mr. Becker to discuss the situation and report back to the Board; the Board stated they need to work on a policy requiring staff to respond to the citizens when there is a problem, as well as to the Board. Mr. Gluckman will work on a process for use by all the departments regarding this matter.

-- Strategic Plan: Mr. Gluckman provided an update on the Larimer County Partnership Summit to be held in Estes Park on May 9 & 10, 1996 and noted that 40 out of the 46 invitees will be attending; he reported that President Yates from Colorado State University (CSU) cannot attend and he requested that Commissioner Duvall ask the CSU President's Office to send a representative to the Summit.

-- HHS Division Director: Mr. Gluckman stated that he received a request for one Commissioner to attend an orientation meeting with the interview community team tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at ETS to give the Board's guiding principles of what they are looking for in the Health and Human Services' Director; Commissioner Clarke indicated he would attend this meeting.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.

11. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of April 15, 1996, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of April 29, 1996, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for April 24, 1996:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT: Sell Amended Exemption Plat. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Al Fresco Great Italian Food - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO.; Loveland Country Store - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; and Fox Acres Country Club - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Red Feather Lakes, CO. County approval was granted to: South Taft Liquor, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Spring Canyon Inn - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; The Inn of Glen Haven - 6% - Glen Haven, CO.; Overland Foods - 3.2% - LaPorte, CO.; Alman's Deliworks - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; and Rainbow Plaza, Inc. - 6% - Loveland, CO.

A96-55 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 30 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND VIRGINIA NELSON SAVAGE

(Project #181)

A96-56 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENT ON

COUNTY ROAD 30 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND DALE A. AND DIANE F. LEACH

(Project #181)

A96-57 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND GARY J. GRAY (Lease of Available

Pasture on the Old Strang Farm)

A96-58 PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WELD COUNTY

(Weatherization)

A96-59 PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WELD COUNTY

(Weatherization)

A96-60 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND JOHNSON INVESTMENTS, INC.

(Lease of Office Space in Rocky Mountain Building at 315 West Oak

Street, Suite 302 and Suite B50 in Basement, Fort Collins, CO.)

A96-61 LIBRARY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF RED

FEATHER LAKES

C96-20 AMENDMENT SINGLE ENTRY POINT AGENCY CONTRACT

STATE OF COLORADO, FISCAL YEAR 1995-1996 BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCE

R96-76s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE PRELIMINARY

PLAT AND REZONING OF AURORA HILLS SUBDIVISION

Motion carried 3 - 0.

12. LEGAL MATTERS:

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag and Zoning Administrator Jerry White joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

1. Request for Approval of Three Counterproposals to Proposed Contracts: Ms. Haag requested Board approval of three counterproposals for the proposed contracts to buy and sell Lots 9 & 10, Lot 73, and Lots 64, 65 and 73, all in Glacier View Meadows Twelfth Filing P.U.D.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve three counterproposals to proposed contracts for Lots 9 & 10, Lot 73, and Lots 64, 65 and 73 in Glacier View Meadows Twelfth Filing P.U.D.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

C96-21 COUNTERPROPOSAL TO PROPOSED CONTRACT FOR LOTS

9 & 10 IN GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS TWELFTH FILING P.U.D.

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND

KEITH CROTEAU AND MICHELLE CROTEAU

C96-22 COUNTERPROPOSAL TO PROPOSED CONTRACT FOR LOT 73

IN GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS TWELFTH FILING P.U.D.

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AND DAKA PROPERTIES, LLC

C96-23 COUNTERPROPOSAL TO PROPOSED CONTRACT FOR LOTS

64, 65 AND 73 IN GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS TWELFTH FILING

P.U.D. BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AND DAKA PROPERTIES, LLC

2. Discussion of the Compensation Issue for PLUS: Ms. Haag discussed the compensation issue on the Partnership Land Use System (PLUS); she noted that before it is decided what will be done to help people injured by our actions, it needs to be decided what those actions will be. Ms. Haag stated that the private property rights' people need to be told that before any proposed regulation or action is taken, the County will guarantee that they will consider the legal and practical implications of that regulation on private property rights. Much discussion followed and the Commissioners expressed a difference of opinion on this subject; the Board indicated they would like to talk to Michael Dyett and Craig Richardson, consultants hired to work on PLUS, to discuss the Board's differences of opinion. Commissioner Duvall will find out when Mr. Dyett is coming to Larimer County and an all-day retreat will be scheduled with the Board and the PLUS Steering Committee.

The meeting recessed at 11:10 a.m.

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING FOR POUDRE RIVER RESORT, INC.

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 3:00 p.m. for a Liquor License Hearing for the Poudre River Resort, Inc. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present was George Hass, County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Following a review of the contents of the application file by Mr. Hass, applicant Janet Felker was sworn in and questioned. Ms. Felker made a presentation concerning the application, including clarifications required during the review of the file. For the record, Mr. Hass noted that there was no appearing at today's hearing in opposition to the granting of this license.

This matter coming on to be heard this 24th day of April, 1996 of an application for a 3.2% Off-Premise Beer License from Janet Felker and Venus Warner dba Poudre River Resort, Inc., and the Board of County Commissioners having heard the testimony and evidence has considered the same, and being fully advised on the premises, find that the requirements of the neighborhood and the desires of the inhabitants indicate that the said license should be granted. Therefore, it is ordered that a Colorado 3.2% Off-Premise Beer License be granted to Poudre River Resort, Inc., located at 33021 Poudre Canyon Drive, Bellvue, Colorado 80512.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the application of Poudre River Resort, Inc. for a Retail 3.2% Off-Premise Beer License at the location of 33021 Poudre Canyon Drive, Bellvue, CO. 80512 in the County of Larimer, and allow the license to be granted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 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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