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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 1997

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

(#156)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Olson were present. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Carol Evans, Planner II; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Disney noted that the Board has been requested to table the Fossil Creek Commercial Park Time Extension (#S-17-83) until March 17, 1997.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Fossil Creek Commercial Park Time Extension (#S-17-83) until March 17, 1997, as requested.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Chair Disney stated that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Board or members of the audience.

1. GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 12TH FILING, LOTS 1 - 4, AMENDED

PLAT (#97-SA0997): 36-09-72 - AT THE INTERSECTION OF MEADOW

MOUNTAIN DRIVE AT HALEY PEAK COURT; 9.3 ACRES; 2 LOTS;

E-ESTATE ZONING

This is a request to consolidate Lots 1 & 4 to create Lot 1A (5.8 acres), to consolidate Lots 2 & 3 to create Lot 2A (3.5 acres), and to vacate the 20 easement between Lots 2 & 3. Staff findings include: 1) Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing was approved in 1991; 2) The proposed Amended Plat will reconfigure four lots into two building sites; the utility easement along the common lot line will be vacated by this Amended Plat; 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 1-4, Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing, and approval of the vacation of the utility easement along the lot line between the original Lots 2 and 3.

2. WILD GOOSE RANCH LOTS 7 & 8 AMENDED PLAT (#97-SA0998):

25-08-68; NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 52, WEST OF COUNTY LINE

ROAD, SOUTHWEST OF COBB LAKE; 20.3 ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN

ZONING

This is a request to reconfigure two existing subdivision lots. Staff findings are: 1) Wild Goose Ranch Subdivision was approved in 1991; 2) The proposed Amended Plat will reconfigure two lots to allow better use of the land by the property owners; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections; 4) Public Service Company is concerned that all appropriate easements appear on the Plat. The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 7 and 8, Wild Goose Ranch Subdivision, with the condition that the applicants' surveyor verify with Public Service Company that all appropriate easements are included on the Plat before it is recorded.

3. WARREN MILLER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#96-EX0831):

SW, SE 21-05-69 - EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 21, 3/4 MILE SOUTH

OF COUNTY ROAD 20; 25.6 ACRES; FA-FARMING ZONING

This is a request to divide a vacant 25.6 acre parcel into 2 lots of 12.8 acres each for single family residential use. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed Warren Miller MRD is in compliance with the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution, Comprehensive Zoning Resolution, and the Comprehensive Land Use Plan; 2) Approval of the proposed Warren Miller MRD, with certain conditions, should not result in any significant negative impacts on the natural environment and resources, adjacent properties, transportation or provision of services.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the Warren Miller MRD, with the following conditions: 1) An Annexation Agreement, signed by all property owners and notarized, shall be submitted for recording with the Final Plat; 2) Additional right-of-way of 5 feet for County Road 21 along the frontage of this property shall be dedicated on the Final Plat; 3) Construction plans showing road construction and utility installations, signed as approved by County Engineering, Loveland Fire District, City of Loveland Water Department, and other applicable agencies, shall be submitted prior to recording of the Final Plat; 4) Erosion control, drainage and grading plans shall be submitted for approval by the City of Loveland Water Department and County Engineering prior to recording the Final Plat; 5) Fire protection required by the Loveland Fire District shall be the responsibility of the developer. Water line extensions and fire hydrant installations shall be included in a Subdivision Improvements Agreement. If residential fire sprinkler system are chosen for internal fire protection within the development, then the Final Plat shall note that such systems are required for residential structures, that plans shall be submitted with building permit applications, and that the Fire District approval is required prior to issuance of building permits; 6) A written agreement with the Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company shall be required; the agreement shall be recorded with the Final Plat. The Final Plat shall accurately map the ditch easement on the property and shall show and provide easements as needed for lateral ditches; 7) All easements and rights-of-way of record or as requested by utility providers shall be provided on the Final Plat. This shall include easements, as requested by the City of Loveland, and those noted by Consolidated Home Supply Ditch Company and Platte River Power Authority; 8) A road maintenance agreement or covenant shall be required for recording along with the Final Plat. The Plat shall note that maintenance of the streets in the development is the responsibility of the property owners and reference the maintenance agreement or covenant. The note shall also state that said covenant cannot be revoked without the approval of the Larimer County Board of Commissioners; 9) The new street in the development shall be named; the approved street name shall be included on the Final Plat. The name of the street shall not duplicate existing street names; 10) Recording fees for the Final Plat, and all required documents, shall be paid by the developer; 11) All improvements required for this development shall be the responsibility of the developer. Improvements include water line extensions, fire hydrants, other utility extensions, street signs and road construction. A subdivision Improvements Agreement, along with acceptable collateral, shall be submitted prior to recording the Final Plat; 12) In addition to other items noted above, the Final Plat shall contain the following notes: a) These lots are subject to an agreement with Consolidated Home Supply Ditch and Reservoir Company, which is recorded along with this Plat. No landscaping or fencing is allowed in the ditch easement. No unauthorized use of the ditch, water in the ditch or the ditch easement is allowed, including dumping of materials, swimming, tubing/canoeing, hiking, biking and pumps for lawn or other irrigation; b) This development is located along the outlet canal from Mariano Reservoir (Boedecker Lake). In the event of a breach of the dam, the property could be subject to damage due to the release of impounded water. The Colorado Division of Water Resources rates the dam as a Class I structure, indicating that if the dam were to fail, fatalities are expected. Because these lots are located immediately downstream from the dam, any structures placed on these lots are at risk in the event of a dam failure; c) Due to water flowing in the ditch system, there is a possibility of subsurface water on this property being at or very near the surface. This may affect the utility of certain portions of the property for construction of structures; d) Underground utilities are required in this development; e) The transmission line crossing this property is located within a 75' wide easement; access to the easement shall not be blocked. Large maintenance vehicles will be on site as needed for constructing, maintaining, operating, inspecting and repairing this line. Restrictions on use of the easement include no hindrances (such as fences) to ingress and egress, no structures within or overhanging into the easement (including buildings, roof eaves, porch decks, utility sheds and swingsets), no trees planted within or near the easement and no change of ground elevation within the easement; f) Property owners should be aware that mosquitoes and wildlife may present a significant nuisance. Larimer County does not have a mosquito control program; any spraying or other control is the responsibility of the property owner. Larimer County is not able to mitigate wildlife nuisance problems, but information on managing these issues is available. Prairie dog colonies exist in this general area; at times prairie dogs are implicated in transmission of plague to people or their pets. It is important for residents to observe animal control requirements for both dogs and cats; g) Agricultural uses are present in this area; such uses can produce odor, dust and noise; these should be expected to occur. Larimer County will not take action to stop or hinder legal agricultural uses in this area; h) The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new residential structures: Larimer County Park fee for the Loveland UGA, Section 2.8 Fee of $292, and Thompson R2-J School fees; I) Engineered footings and foundations shall be required for all construction on these lots; j) Passive radon mitigation techniques shall be required for all residences constructed on these lots. The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed, but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, shall be submitted to the Planning Department. As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days. A permanent Certificate of Occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted; k) All construction on these lots shall be at least 50 feet away from the edge of the ditch banks unless other means of slope stabilization are provided; 13) All conditions shall be completed and the Final Plat recorded by September 3, 1997, or this approval shall be null and void.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing Lots 1-4 Amended Plat (#97-SA0997); Wild Goose Ranch Lots 7 & 8 Amended Plat (#97-SA0998); and the Warren Miller Minor Residential Development (#96-EX0831); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. SALLEE (ANDREWS) REZONING AMENDMENT OF CONDITIONS

(#Z-34-89): 34-05-73; 2083, 2085, & 2091 EAGLE CLIFF ROAD;

1.13 ACRES; A-ACCOMMODATIONS ZONING

This is a request to amend the Findings and Resolution regarding conditions of a Rezoning. Mr. Pedas described the location of the subject property, submitted photos of the site, and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Staff findings are: 1) The rezoning and use of the subject property was subject to certain conditions established by the Board of County Commissioners on November 20, 1989 and amended April 9, 1990; 2) The conditions of approval of the rezoning limited the number of dwelling units to four and the use of the geodesic dome as an accessory building; 3) The strict application of the conditional rezoning does not deny the property owner a reasonable use of the property; 4) There have not been any unique or unusual changes in circumstances relative to the subject property or the neighborhood that would warrant changing the condition of approval of the rezoning. The staff recommendation is for denial of the request to change the condition of approval to allow five dwellings on the property and the geodesic dome to be used as a dwelling.

Andy Andrews, property owner, addressed the Board and reviewed the history of the site; he noted that the neighbors speaking later will state that they want the building abandoned, but he noted that using it for worker housing is a good usage of the building. Mr. Andrews stated that hostilities were stimulated as a result of the article placed in the local paper by Mr. Pedas following a complaint regarding the geodesic dome, and he requested the Board exercise more control over department heads placing inflammatory statements in the newspapers before a hearing. Since Mrs. Andrews was unable to attend today's hearing, Mr. Andrews read aloud her comments for the Board; she explained that when they bought the property containing the 5 cabins (which have been sold and are in disrepair), they spent $185,000 and were urged to build the dome to be used as a conference center. Afterwards, however, they were informed that the cabins were not a good enough quality for groups, such as family reunions, and they had to revert back to monthly rental. Mr. Andrews stated that when they converted from nightly rental to monthly, he notified the Larimer County Treasurer and Assessor's Office about the conversion and he thought he was in total compliance.

Chair Disney read a letter just received from the Spur 66 Neighborhood Association, dated February 27, 1997, requesting that the Commissioners to deny this request. Jeannine Swatzki, owner of Valhalla Resort, reviewed the history of this property since 1990; she submitted a petition signed by several neighbors who are sick of the loud parties, cars coming and going all night, and the rumors of drug dealings. Ms. Swatzki stated that all of these activities go against the well-planned ideas and pride in ownership as set forth in the Spur 66 Corridor Management Plan and will have an affect on property values. Ms. Swatzki reported on a meeting she had with Sgt. Palmer of the Sheriff's Department to request the record of all police calls to this property and during their conversation, he noted that they have had so many calls to this site that they don't issue any warnings to the violators, they are just charged on the spot. Ms. Swatzki stated she has no objection to the geodesic dome building being used as a meeting hall and it doesn't have to be abandoned. Sawnie Robertson answered many of the charges made against her by Mr. Andrews; she noted she lives alone and does not have an additional apartment in her house and there are no illegal activities on her property. Ms. Robertson stated that she also went to the Library to read the police logs since 1994; she noted that they have never had any trouble in this area in the past, but during the time that Mr. Andrews' tenants lived on the property, there have been many verbal disputes, sexual assaults, burglaries, shots and fireworks in the middle of the night, and she is offended by the appearance of the dome. She submitted photos of the site and an ad in the Trail Gazelle listing the dome for sale. In talking about veracity and good faith, Ms. Robertson stated that Mr. Andrews previously has agreed to provisions set out by the County, but he doesn't follow them; she suggested he work out an arrangement with Andy Anderson, who purchased the five cabins, to figure out a use for the dome. Ron Littmann, adjacent property owner, stated that he concurs with the comments made by the two previous speakers and he is also concerned about the appearance of the neighborhood and hopes the Board will not grant the request to amend the conditions of re-zoning. Mr. Andrews responded that the shootings occurred on the adjacent property, which he sold, and he reiterated that he has good tenants now.

At this time, the public comment portion of the hearing was closed and opened for Commissioner' remarks. Commissioner Clarke stated that, as a rule, tourist use is more intense than single family residential use; however, this is Estes Park and the tourist use is mainly in the summer and so the use of this dome as a year-round permanent residence is probably the more intense use. Commissioner Olson stated that the property is too small to accommodate 5 residences and increases the traffic to the site and she has not seen valid reasons to change the condition which was originally approved. Chair Disney stated that this whole situation is unfortunate because of the need for low income housing in Estes Park and he cautioned that an owner of a property has a responsibility to his neighbors to "ride herd" on his tenants.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and deny the request to change the condition of approval to allow five dwellings on the property and for the geodesic dome to be used as a dwelling.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#158 & #159)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Olson were present. Also present were: Doug Will, Boyd Lake State Park Manager; Mike Spearnak, Poudre School District Architect; Janelle Henderson, Natural Resources Director; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Office Staff Services Manager; Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager; and Rex Smith, Director of Public Works. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The following two persons addressed the Board during the open session for public comment: Tom Bender and Phil Teeter.

Tom Bender, representative from Farm Bureau, recommended that the Board contact Mr. Chuck Dennis about the Golden Bio-fuels Project. Mr. Bender also stated that the Agricultural Task Force has written a letter containing the American Trust Farm statistics concerning rural areas and taxes and he asked the Board to review that letter.

Phil Teeter strongly encouraged the Board to proceed with forming the Ag Advisory Committee as there are a lot of things that need to be done with the RLUC and Open Lands Committee and he noted that if it isn't formed soon, a window of opportunity will be lost; the Board concurred. Commissioner Clarke proposed meeting with the Ag Task Force to make some decisions regarding about the direction they want to take. It was decided that Commissioner Olson will be the liaison to the Ag Task Force.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 24, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of February 24, 1997, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Lancaster received a memo from Dr. LeBailly indicating an error in the Minutes of February 11, 1997 regarding an appointment to the Board of Health; he requested the Board make a motion to correct the error.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners make a change in the Minutes of February 11, 1997 on the Consent Agenda to read: Approval of the appointment of Dr. Jane Higgins to replace Dr. Ken Curtis on the Board of Health, for a term expiring June 1998.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 10, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of March 10, 1997, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following appointments and documents as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for March 4, 1997:

-- Appointment of Marc Engemoen to the Flood Review Board, term ending June 30, 1998, to fill the unexpired term of Ron Winne:

-- Resolution appointing Kim Nohava as Fleet Services Director for Larimer County:

R97-20g RESOLUTION APPOINTING KIM J. NOHAVA TO THE POSITION

OF FLEET SERVICES DIRECTOR FOR LARIMER COUNTY

-- Documents:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: 1997 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Plan; and the January 1997 Warrant Register for Social Services Department. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to The Store - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.; Drink-N-Dawg - 6% - LaPorte, CO. Licenses were issued to: Total #2743 - 3.2% - Loveland, CO., and Convenience Plus - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.

A97-31 LIBRARY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE ESTES VALLEY PUBLIC

LIBRARY DISTRICT

A97-32 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PURCHASE OF SERVICES

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND LABCORP

A97-33 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR STORMWATER

COOPERATION BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

C97-06 HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PHILIP ENVIRONMENTAL,

INC.

C97-07 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND MONROE EXCAVATION, INC.

(Road work for Red Feather)

C97-08 COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG) WAIVER

CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

R97-21s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING STREET NAMES IN

SAND CREEK PARK

R97-22s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF

PLAT OF RIDING HILLS SUBDIVISION

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. UPDATE ON BOYD LAKE STATE PARK:

Mr. Will provided an update and reviewed the detailed yearly report on Boyd Lake State Park for the summer of 1996; he compared the 1996 conditions with the 1997 conditions to date. Comments and questions from the Board followed. Mr. Will stated that they had three Eagle Scout projects, two of which were to help the handicap community; Commissioner Clarke suggested to Mr. Will that possibly the Youth Conservation Corp in Larimer County could also provide assistance at the Park.

6. GOCO GRANT APPLICATION FOR CACHE LA POUDRE SCHOOL:

Mike Spearnak presented two items for Board approval: 1) Grant Agreement between Larimer County and The State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO), and 2) Resolution Supporting the Agreement. Mr. Spearnak reviewed the history behind the grant application to (GOCO), noting that several months ago the parents of Cache LaPoudre School wrote a grant to GOCO for $37,000 for the Cache La Poudre Community Playground Renovation; he noted that these monies will be used for redoing a park at the elementary school for a total cost of over $200,000. Mr. Gluckman explained to the Board that the Poudre RI School District cannot apply to GOCO for funds; therefore, the County is acting as a pass thru for them, as they have done previously for several other schools. Commissioner Clarke asked if the Grant Agreement has been approved by the County Legal Department; and, if not, it should be.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution Supporting the Agreement between the Larimer County and Great Outdoors Colorado, which authorizes the Chair to sign the Grant Agreement when approved by the County Attorney.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R97-23g RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

COUNTY OF LARIMER AND THE STATE BOARD OF THE GREAT

OUTDOORS COLORADO TRUST FUND

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Grant Agreement between Larimer County and the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund for the Cache La Poudre Community Playground Renovation, contingent upon approval by the Larimer County Attorney.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. PROPOSAL FOR SOLID WASTE TASK FORCE:

Ms. Henderson requested consensus from the Board to create a Solid Waste Task Force which will be charged with identifying, evaluating, and recommending options for replacement of the Larimer County Landfill; she noted that this blue-ribbon Solid Waste Task Force would be chaired by the Department of Natural Resources and membership should be broad-based, representing various potentially affected interests, but limited to fifteen to twenty members to maintain project manageability. In addition to the list submitted of recommended representatives to be chosen for the Task Force, Commissioner Clarke suggested that representatives from the agricultural community and property rights group also be included on the Task Force. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve the recommendation to create a Solid Waste Task Force; Chair Disney will be the liaison. Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that Ms. Henderson has been working with County Attorney George Hass on an intergovernmental agreement with Jackson County regarding their trash being brought to the Larimer County Landfill.

8. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:

Mr. Gluckman provided the weekly legislative update for the Board; he submitted a letter for the Board to approve in opposition to HB 97-1318 concerning treatment of juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Gluckman stated that this bill is very confusing and the recommendation is for the Commissioners to oppose this bill.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Chair to sign the letter addressed to the Colorado Legislature, Larimer County Delegation, in opposition to HB 97-1318.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. APPOINTMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD:

Commissioner Disney stated that eight applicants were interviewed for the Environmental Advisory Board and they are recommending the following three highly-qualified applicants be appointed:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments of Joanne Monath to fill an unexpired three-year term and a full three-year term ending June 30, 2000; and Scott Ellis and Robert Blinderman to fill unexpired three-year terms ending June 30, 1998.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. WORKSESSION:

-- Economic Development Model Seminar Funding: Mr. Lancaster noted that an invitation has been received to attend a Economic Impact Analysis II Seminar at the Marriott Inn on March 19, 1997 at a cost of $500; he noted that it would be a great opportunity for Budget Manager Bob Keister to attend and he recommended the Board approve this expenditure.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $500 from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund for Budget Manager Bob Keister to attend the Economic Impact Analysis II Seminar, as recommended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- South County Communications: Mr. Lancaster stated that the Sheriff's Department informed him of communication problems in the southern part of the County; in an attempt to partially alleviate these problems, because it is a safety concern, they are working on an alternative to piggyback an antenna on the Bureau of Reclamation transmitter on Bald Mountain, for a cost of approximately $10,000.

-- Boards and Commissions Policy: Mr. Lancaster reported that one of the major comments heard about the recently revised Boards and Commissions Policy was concerning term limits and whether or not that section should be omitted, because the Board has waived the term limit several times in the past. Chair Disney stated that he thinks it is important to leave the term limit clause in the Policy and to waive it when necessary; the Board concurred.

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

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Olson noted that this morning, as representative from the Commissioner's Office, she welcomed the new Information Services Manager, Andy Paratore. Discussion followed regarding the next step for the interim Rural Land Use Board; it was noted that they are going to discuss how the transition needs to take place. Chair Disney stated that he acknowledged to them the great job they did in creating a masterpiece in the Rural Land Use Code, but he also cautioned them that when they meet with the citizens at the neighborhood meetings, they don't convey the message that government can't be trusted. Commissioner Olson reported that she met with Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources, and she told him it was important to continue looking at the benefits package, to stay on track and get it done, and that she intends to be involved in the process.

Commissioner Clarke reported on the Water Issues group and noted that he and Mr. Lancaster are going to meet with Ann Azari this afternoon; he noted that the group is discussing expanding membership. Commissioner Clarke noted that to this point, the County has been supporting this group with clerical help, sending out mailings, etc., and expanding this group will add more expense and he wondered if this is putting too much drain on the office account. Mr. Lancaster stated that they are tracking the time and expense involved and they have discussed hiring someone from Manpower for the clerical duties; there was discussion of asking the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland to assist with clerical and financial assistance. Mr. Lancaster suggested that the group discuss this matter at their next meeting and develop a budget.

-- Chair Disney reported that 205 good citizens of Fort Collins and/or Loveland rode the Fox Trot (the new bus system between the two cities) last Saturday; he noted that in order for the program to be a success, they need a ridership of 100 persons a day.

12. EXECUTIVE SESSION - PERSONNEL MATTER:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss a personnel matter with Rex Smith.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:15 a.m.; no action taken.

13. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 11:20 a.m. with Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag to seek legal advice.

The Executive Session ended at 12 o'clock noon; no action taken.

______________________________________

JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

_____________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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