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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1997

DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTES PARK INTERGOVERNMENTAL

AGREEMENT

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. in regular session with Russ Legg, Chief Planner. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Olson were present. Also present were the following representatives from the Town of Estes Park, Colorado: Sue Doylen, Steve Stamey, Al Sager, and Mayor Bob Dekker; also present was Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Legg submitted draft #5 of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the Town of Estes Park and the Larimer County Board of Commissioners for the establishment of a joint planning commission for the purpose of joint participation in land use planning, subdivision procedures and zoning for the planning area. Mr. Legg stated that the purpose of today's meeting with the Board is to review and revise further draft #5 and present the amended IGA at a future Administrative Matters for Board approval and the Chair's signature; following that approval, they will proceed with appointing the members of the joint Estes Valley Planning Commission.

The Board reviewed the draft and suggested many revisions, deletions, and amendments. Ms. Haag noted that draft #2 was simple, direct, and well written, and after reviewing it, she only suggested minor changes; however, draft #5 is lengthy, cumbersome, and problematic and she recommended several paragraph deletions. Ms. Haag suggested that many of the issues outlined in draft #5 should be included in additional documents, but not a part of the IGA; i.e., items relating to code enforcement, building inspections, etc. The Estes Park Town Board will review the IGA, with the revisions and amendments suggested, on August 26, 1997.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1997

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 Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Olson were present. Also present were: Captain David Cox of the Sheriff's Department; Senator Peggy Reeves; Kathy Snell, Director Community Services; Donna Sena, Community Services Personnel Specialist; Joe Ferrando, Director Community Corrections; Dr. Keith Olson, Director Mental Health; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: William Kay addressed the Board during the open session for public comment with his concerns regarding the lack of response from the Sheriff's Department to his complaints about his neighbors; he submitted a letter outlining the sequence of events which have occurred and the Sheriff's failure to respond and their lack of record keeping regarding the incidents. Mr. Kay continued that there have been countless incidents of charges against him that are totally unfounded and problems have escalated and calls for help and discussion of this matter with the Sheriff have been ignored. Mr. Kay requested the Board to look into this matter and advise him if there anything else he can do; he noted that he has decided to sell his property and move, but he would like the matter resolved so the new owners don't inherit the same problems. Chair Disney informed Mr. Kay that the Sheriff is an independently elected official and, other than overseeing the budget, the Board doesn't have control over policies of his department; Captain Cox agreed that much of what Mr. Kay is saying is true and he hears his frustration, but he noted that there is a big difference between criminal and civil law and most of these problems deal with civil law and the Sheriff's Department is prohibited by law to use their authority to enter into civil matters.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 4, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of August 4, 1997, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 18, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of August 18, 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 documents as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for August 12, 1997:

-- Approval of Floyd Hicks Replat Lot 2 Final Plat and SIA:

A97-129 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND EDWARD H. AND

CYNTHIA A. HONEBEIN (Replat of Lots 5 & 12, Floyd Hicks

Subdivision)

-- Approval of Two Support Letters to Great Outdoors Colorado to Mr. William Shafroth regarding: Horsetooth Reservoir's Satanka Boat and Picnic Facilities Grant and Horsetooth Mountain Park:

-- Approval of Petitions for Abatement, as recommended by the County Assessor, for the following: Waterford Corp.; Little Ceasars Pizza #2; Friendly Pawn; Wallace & Kling PC; Moore Than Graphics & Assoc.; Moore & Company; Arthur & Benita Ackerman; CSU Research Foundation; Robert Peterson; Robert Koehler; James & Eunice Doctor; Truman & Christie Truman; Theodore & Deanice Baum; Floyd R. Street; CTM Place, LLC; Mary Fick; Foothills Lands, LTD; and Larry Cox.

-- MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Brown Minor Land Development Plat; and Carriage Hills 4th Amended Plat of Lots 17 & 18, Block 11. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to: The Dunraven Inn - 6% - Estes Park, CO. and for a Waive of Hearing to Alter or Modify Premises for Marriott Management Services Corp. at Hughes Stadium, CR 42 & So. Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO. A License was issued to the Red Feather Supermarket - 3.2% - Red Feather, CO.

A97-130 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY

COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION (Renewal of

Funding to Finance Classroom Training for JTPA Dislocated Workers)

C97-41 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH

SERVICES

D97-30 DEED OF DEDICATION BY LONNIE L. AND TREVA S. CREED

(Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #210)

R97-110g RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH POLLING PLACES

R97-111s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE ALTENBURG

MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT APPEAL

R97-112s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION FOR APPROVAL OF STREET

NAME TO HERTHA RIDGE ROAD IN HERTHA RIDGE ESTATES

R97-113s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY

PLAT OF AURORA HILLS SUBDIVISION AND PETITION FOR

REZONING

R97-114s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED

TURNER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND

BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

R97-115s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LINN MINOR

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R97-116z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF ABBEY OF ST. WALBURGA

R97-117rb FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION

OF RIGHT-OF-WAY OF OLD HIGHWAY 185

R97-118d FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SERVICE PLAN

FOR THE LIVERMORE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

R97-119s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WILD MINOR

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT APPEAL

R97-120z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE BIXBY SPECIAL REVIEW TIME EXTENSION & LC

ROAD AND BRIDGE MCNEY HILL/CR74E ROAD PROJECT

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. PRESENTATION OF BOX TO SENATOR PEGGY REEVES:

Chair Disney presented an engraved wooden box to Senator Peggy Reeves in appreciation for her efforts and cooperation during the past Legislative session.

6. REQUEST FOR CONVERSION FROM MERIT SYSTEM TO COUNTY SYSTEM FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES PERSONNEL:

Ms. Sena informed the Board that Merit System will be abolished by January 1, 2001 and the State has given Counties the option to decide when they wish to transfer their employees into the County Human Resource System. Ms. Sena stated she is in the process of setting up a work group with Merit System staff to look at the pros and cons of the transfer and she will be working closely with Human Resources Director Ralph Jacobs to look at merging classification systems and comparing jobs and salaries; she noted that they are recommending that staff be involved in the process in order to effectively address all the issues. Ms. Sena requested Board approval to work with the affected staff to implement the change from the Merit System into the County System by July 1, 1998. Chair Disney suggested that Budget Manager Bob Keister also be involved in the transition; Commissioner Clarke cautioned that this transition must not require additional funding.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the transfer of Community Service Department Merit System employees to the Larimer County Personnel System by July 1, 1998

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. REQUEST TO INCREASE A .5 POSITION TO A .625 POSITION IN THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT:

Mr. Ferrando requested the Board to approve an increase of a Pre-Trial position from .5 to .625, which amounts to an additional 5 hours per week; he noted that funding for this increase will be derived from State revenue generated funds.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request for an increase from .5 to .625 for the Pre-Trial Position in the Community Corrections Department, with the additional cost provided by revenue generated from State funding.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN MENTAL HEALTH FOR ACCESS TEAM:

Dr. Olson requested Board approval of an increase in staffing for the Access Team to reduce the wait list and provide caseload relief to current Team members; he noted that this request will not require additional monies from the General Fund.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an increase in staff in the Mental Health Department for the Access Team, as requested; funding for this position will be derived from additional earnings for services.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. WORKSESSION:

-- CCI Committees: The Board discussed staff assignments to the various CCI Committees and made several decisions regarding same; as there are other assignments still to be decided upon, the official list and designation will be announced at a later date.

-- Smart Growth Award Sign Placement: Discussion ensued regarding placement of the Smart Growth Award Sign, which Larimer County received from the Governor for the work of the Rural Land Use Task Force; after discussion, it was decided it should be placed at the entrance to I-25 from Weld County near Johnson's Corner.

-- Response to Regional IGA Draft: Mr. Gluckman requested the Chair's signature on a letter addressed to the Greeley City Manager Paul Grattet stating that even though the Board is not willing to sign the revised final draft of the IGA for the Regional Cooperation Project, they like the general concept and spirit and intent of the IGA; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was for the Chair to sign the letter as presented.

-- Policy Worksession Discussion: Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that during the Policy Worksession this Thursday, Information Manager Director Andy Paratore would to discuss the expectations the Board has for Information Management; the Board agreed to the discussion for the worksession.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Olson reported that the Task Force working on TDR's has worked out a chart with bonuses for sending and receiving areas and they are going to form a sub Task Force of industry specialists, i.e., a banker, architect, developer, etc., to see how the program will be received in the market place.

-- Commissioner Olson noted she has received calls from residents on North Hollywood regarding flooding; Commissioner Clarke stated he went out to help and he noted that Mark Engemoen and Rex Burns from the Engineering Department are looking into this situation and are going to try and form a special improvement district in this area.

-- Commissioner Olson asked if a representative from the County will be attending the FEMA meeting at 6:30 tonight at City Hall; Mr. Gluckman stated that he would check on this. She also reported that she asked Ms. Duchene where we are with Advisory Boards.

-- Commissioner Clarke informed the Board that the citizens in Wellington are discussing adoption of a No-Smoking Ordinance; he noted that they are suggesting forming a Task Force to work on this because they have a very polarized view. Commissioner Clarke continued that he suggested sending Maggie Carter out as a facilitator for this Task Force and he noted that the Health Department, through the ASSIST budget, has grant monies available to help with health related issues.

-- Commissioner Clarke informed the Board of a problem a homeowner has who lives at the end of Edith Drive up above Horsetooth on the west side behind the marina; he noted that the majority of people using this road are sneaking into Horsetooth Mountain Park. Commissioner Clarke continued that this is a public access road, which the County does not maintain, but we have signed "No Park Access"; this homeowner is asking for the County's help to keep people off this road. Commissioner Clarke noted that one option to consider is for the County to give him the road and make it a private road and then the homeowners can gate it; he stated that if we do this, we will need to make sure the easements are in place to insure access to the other property owners. Commissioner Clarke stated that this situation has been discussed with County Engineer Marc Engemoen and he is looking into it.

-- Chair Disney reported that he met with the Berthoud Town Trustees yesterday regarding their transportation services being financially strapped; he noted they may want to set up a meeting to explore ways to obtain transportation funding.

The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

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JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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