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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1996

DOCUMENT REVIEW

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of June 17, 1996, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of July 1, 1996, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Petitions for Abatement and Refund of Taxes for the following, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller: Muscular Dystrophy Association; Thomas E & Terry R. Lilleberg; Pao Chin R. Huang; Frank Albert/Mabel Helen Huebner & Cheryl E. West; Bonnie J. Demanche; Douglas R. Newlin; Edna Lorraine Hooks; Stephen A. Skaer (2 Petitions); Russell H. & Bradley D. Morgan; David W. & Evelyn Cooper; Rudolph/LaVerda B. Grenz; Robert P. Tema; Jean Greybar; Virga Corporation; Hewlett-Packard Co. (2 Petitions); and One Fifteen Association., Ltd.

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 June 27, 1996:

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Bruce's Dark Horse Restaurant & Lounge - 6% - WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Estes Park, CO.; Bob's Liquor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Dal-Rae's High Country Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Red Feather, CO.; National Park Village North - Two Licenses 6% & 3.2% - Estes Park, CO.; Conoco #06382 - 3.2% - LaPorte, CO.; Conoco #06381 - 3.2% - Bellvue, CO.; and J. J.'s Lounge - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO. County approval was granted to: Supermarket Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Conoco #06358 - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; and Conoco #06354 - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.

A96-87 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

DOWDY LAKE ROAD BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND MARY ROSS QUAINTANCE ESTATE

(Project #109)

C96-34 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH

SERVICES (Assistance in Transition from Homelessness)

C96-35 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING

(Provision of Assistance of Home and Community Based

Services for the Mentally Ill Program)

C96-36 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTORS, INC.

(Reconstruction of Dowdy Lake Road - Project #109)

D96-22 DEED OF DEDICATION BY VIRGINIA NELSON SAVAGE

(Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #181 - CR 30)

R96-95s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF

UTILITY EASEMENT IN WEST RIDGE MANOR SUBDIVISION

R96-96s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF

JONES MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 9:35 a.m.

MEETING WITH SHERIFF SHOCKLEY

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:15 p.m. in regular session with Sheriff Richard Shockley. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Duvall was present. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Clarke reviewed the purpose of today's meeting with the Sheriff noting that the Board concurs with the Sheriff's concerns regarding what is occurring at the Detention Center because of the dire shortage of capital and operations dollars; this shortage of dollars has resulted in a problem of the department spending time, effort and money in training employees which subsequently leave the department because of higher salaries paid by other entities. Commissioner Duvall informed the Sheriff that during their budget discussions this year, the Board decided they want to stop the exiting of trained people from his department by providing salaries that are good enough to keep those people after investing money in their training. In addition to the problem of trained people leaving the department, Commissioner Duvall stated she recently had her first tour of the Detention Center and observed that the individual cells designed for one person are double bunked and there are beds out in the common area; she stated that the Board cannot wait until the 1997 budget year to do something to alleviate this situation.

Sheriff Shockley informed the Board that the Detention Center is a 209 bed jail facility, which is currently double bunked with 280 people, and he stated that the colander of personnel leaving the department are not only trained people, but they are their very best trained people; he noted that the capital needs of the facility are included in the bond issue to be voted on in November, but the issue needing immediate attention, in order to retain trained personnel, is salary, benefits, and retirement. Sheriff Shockley reported on the Boulder Salary Survey of the major twenty-five police agencies along the Front Range; he noted that salary and benefit wise, Larimer County is listed #25 at the bottom of the scale. Commissioner Duvall requested a copy of this survey.

Chair Clarke asked who Larimer County is competing with for people; Sheriff Shockley responded that the vast majority go to the City of Fort Collins and then to Denver, Aurora, Loveland, Thornton, and Westminister. Chair Clarke asked Sheriff Shockley to ascertain how to systematically move our people to the 50% percentile of what we are competing with and to determine what it is going to cost us to get there. Commissioner Duvall stated she would like to be more aggressive, if possible, in corrective measures in the key positions; she asked that the turn over in the key positions be determined and then to focus on those positions. Chair Clarke wants to see options, both aggressive and conservative, for the Board to consider for immediate to more phased action of different ways to accomplish this goal and the options should be in terms of reality of resources because this is going to take some shifting of resources within the County. Sheriff Shockley stated he will have these options ready for the Board to consider by the end of next week. Commissioner Duvall stated that, during the upcoming months, the Board will be speaking before various groups about the need for the expanded facilities and she asked if Sheriff Shockley would be willing to do the same to make the public aware of the dire need at the Detention Center; Sheriff Shockley agreed to speak to the Rotary Club after the 15th of July.

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 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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