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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, May 24, 1999

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

(#480)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Matt Lafferty, Planner II; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; Sylvester Mabry, Project Engineer; and George Hass, County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

Chair Olson stated that the following is a consent item and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience. An unidentified person in the audience asked to see a map of the proposed changes; Mr. Lafferty and several persons moved into the hall to review the map and following their review, Mr. Lafferty reported that there were no objections to the amended plat.

  1. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1 OF HIAWATHA

HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (#99-S1406): NW 1/4 - 29-10-73 ON THE EAST

SIDE OF SHAGWA LAKE OF THE HIAWATHA HIGHWAY, WEST

OF RED FEATHER LAKES; 0.5 ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request for an amended plat to combine Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, in the Hiawatha Heights Subdivision and to vacate and relocate an existing roadway and utility easement across the property. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed amended plat is in compliance with the Larimer County Master Plan, the Larimer County Zoning Resolution and the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution; 2) The amended plat is compatible with other development in the surrounding area; 3) Approval of the amended plat will not result in any significant impacts to neighboring properties, the natural environment or the provision of services and infrastructure; 4) Property values in the surrounding area would not be adversely affected by the amended plat. The staff recommendation is for approval of the amended plat to combine Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 in the Hiawatha Heights Subdivision and to vacate and relocate an existing roadway and utility easement across the property.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2, Block 1 of Hiawatha Heights Subdivision and the vacation and relocation of an existing roadway and utility easement across the property (#99-S1406).

Motion carried 3-0.

  1. COLLEEN KAE PETTIT JUNKYARD VIOLATION (#97-ZV1137):

2329 EAST COUNTY ROAD 62E

This alleged violation is for storing mobile homes, inoperable vehicles and other junk and debris in the O-Open Zoning District. Mr. Pedas provided the background information and location of this alleged violation and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Mr. Pedas noted that previously, most of the junk and debris was back from the road; however, recently the accumulation of mobile homes and storage has taken place adjacent to the road and has attracted the attention of property owners in the area. Staff findings are: 1) The subject property is zoned O-Open District; 2) The O-Open zoning district does not permit junk yards or salvage operations unless approved by special review; 3) Outside storage is not permitted unless accessory to a permitted use; 4) Continued use of the property inconsistent with the zoning restriction will affect property values in the area. The staff recommendation is to find that a violation exists, require compliance within 60 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

The property owner was not present for today's hearing. Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Mr. Pedas stated that the Assessor's Office has two mobile homes on their assessment record, which apparently are inhabited and, in addition, there are two other vacant single-wide mobile homes, a double-wide mobile home, and a part of a mobile home all sitting out in the field. In response to a question from Mr. Hass, Mr. Pedas reported that he can trace mobile homes on this property back to 1981 and he surmises that the two inhabited mobile homes may be a non-conforming use; the violation is for the other mobile homes on the site.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and find, in the matter of the Colleen Kae Pettit Junkyard violation, that a violation does exist, require compliance within 60 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m.

TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#481 & 480 @ 500)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Attorney. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works; Rusty McDaniel, Project Engineer; Robert Thompson, Community Development Program Specialist; Joni Friedman, Director Employment and Training Services; Randy Ratliff, Acting Director Mental Health; Linda Bobbitt, Managed Care Specialist for Health and Human Services; Donna Hart, Commissioners Administrative Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The following persons addressed the Board during the open session for public comment: Steve Walker, Steven Wiseman and Mary Cosgrove. Mr. Walker stated that since 1994 he has been working with the Department of Transportation State Scenic Highways Program; he noted that of all the byways in the State, the Cache La Poudre Canyon is probably the most congested and heavily used to a point of safety concern. Mr. Walker stated that he has been working closely with the Forest Service, State Parks, local residents, and with the byway group and they want to submit an application to fund a $25,000 comprehensive traffic study; he noted they have asked the Forest Service for $2,500 and are asking Larimer County for $2,500, the total of which would provide the required match and the T21 Program would fund the $20,000. Commissioner Disney stated that they are in the process of updating the Upper Front Range Plan, which includes the Poudre Canyon, and it is his understanding that in order for funding to come through CDOT, it has to come through the right channels and be in that Plan; he noted that no one from CDOT has talked to him about this study and before committing to any funding for this study, he wants to hear from CDOT. Commissioner Disney also stated that Jackson County would benefit from the safety improvements and alleviated congestion in the canyon and he asked if they had been approached for funding. Mr. Engemoen will contact CDOT to obtain further information for the Board regarding this study and it was noted that there will still be time to approve a letter of support or funding for this grant application next Tuesday at the next Administrative Matters meeting before the application due date on June 4, 1999.

Mr. Wiseman, recording artist and environmentalist, stated he is here today to bring awareness of a fundraiser in Fort Collins at 3 p.m. this Sunday; he noted that artist Thomas Kincaid has donated two of his signed art pieces to the Kincaid Gallery in Old Town Square - one to be hung in the Columbine School and raffle tickets to be sold for the second one, with all proceeds to go to the Healing Fund to provide support for the families of victims. Mr. Wiseman submitted flyers of the event and noted that his CD's will also be on sale with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Healing Fund.

Ms. Cosgrove from Project Self-Sufficiency expressed appreciation to the Board on behalf of all the Human Service agencies for the very important funding source for the Human Resource Program, which the Board will approve later this morning.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF MAY 17, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of May 17, 1999, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF MAY 31, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of May 31, 1999, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  • Invitations: There were no invitations for the Board today.

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents and action items as listed on the Consent Agenda for Document Review on May 25, 1999:

ACTION ITEMS: Mental Health Advisory Board Bylaws and Mission Statement and Reappointment of the following persons to the Estes Valley Planning Commission: William Baird, Joyce Kitchen, and Dominick Taddonio, each for a four-year term to expire June 30, 2003.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Amended Plat for Wild Minor Land Development; Amended Plat of Lot 11 in Grayhawk Knolls P.U.D.; Amended Exemption Plat of the Caswell B.L.A.; and Amended Plat of Lots 30, 31, 55, 56, 58, 59, 64 & 65 in Horsetooth Lake Estates.

 

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval for renewal of liquor licenses was granted to: Olympus Motor Lodge - 6% - Estes Park, CO.; Hickory House South - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Hilltop Outpost - 3.2% - Red Feather, CO.; and Sandy's Convenience Store - 3.2% - Loveland, CO. Licenses were issued to: Poudre River Resort - 3.2% - Bellvue, CO. and Riverbend Resort - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.

A99-95 LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND CARTER LAKE SAIL CLUB, INC.

A99-96 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE THOMPSON R2-J SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Provision for Mental Health Services to the Thompson School District)

C99-22 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS FOR BENEFIT OF LARIMER COUNTY YOUTH

SERVICES BUREAU AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

(Provisions for a Community-based Program for Delinquent Youth)

C99-23 AMENDMENT TO CONTRACT #9808159 BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE

OF COLORADO (ATAC Special Project Funds Disbursement)

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. HUMAN RESOURCE GRANT ALLOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS: Mr. Thompson requested Board approval of the July 1999 through June 2000 Human Resource Grant Program allocations, as recommended by the Human Resource Committee; he noted that the allocations represent the second half of 1999 allocated funds and 2000 requested funds. Mr. Thompson introduced Nona Conn, Gordon Thibedeau, Glen Rathgeber, and Shari Lang. Chair Olson asked about a contingency fund; Ms. Lang responded that their funding base is shrinking substantially this year since the City of Loveland withdrew and yet the needs in the community are growing and they felt they needed to allocate all the money and not hold any back. Other questions from the Board and discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Human Resource Grant Program allocations, as recommended by the Human Resource Committee.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. ADOPTION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH BLUE RIBBON PANEL REPORT: Mr. Ratliff introduced Vicky Grassman, John Rattle, and Dale Peterson. Ms. Bobbitt requested Board approval of the recommendations in the report submitted by the Blue Ribbon Panel, and authorization to direct the County Attorney and the Human Resources Department to start working with the Mental Health staff on transition issues from County to non-profit status. Mr. Ratliff briefly reviewed the Mental Health Center Transition Plan; questions from the Board and much discussion followed. Mr. Ratliff requested that one Commissioner be involved in the transition planning; the Board recommended that the Mental Health Advisory Board also be included in the transition to address concerns and issues. Mr. Gluckman suggested that Lorrie Wolfe, Grant Coordinator, be included to assist with grant applications. The Board thanked Mr. Ratliff, Ms. Bobbitt, Staff, and the Blue Ribbon Panel for all their hard work in determining the best future governance structure for the County's Mental Health Center.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the report submitted by the Blue Ribbon Panel, and the Mental Health Center Transition Plan, with the revisions as suggested.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. REQUEST TO EXTEND LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Ms. Friedman requested Board approval of a waiver of the Larimer County personnel procedures for an extended maternity leave for Ms. Suzanne Spiker-Miller. Ms. Friedman noted that Ms. Spiker-Miller has been on Family Medical Leave since February 11, 1999, which ended May 6, 1999 and she has asked for an extended leave of absence without pay through July 1999 for family reasons. Ms. Friedman stated that Ms. Spiker-Miller is an excellent employee and Mr. Jacobs, Director of Human Resources, has approved this request.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request to waive the Larimer County Personnel Procedures to allow Suzanne Spiker-Miller's an extended leave of absence without pay through July of 1999.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Gluckman asked the Board is they had agenda items to include for their meeting tonight with the Boulder County Commissioners; Commissioner Disney stated that he wants to visit with them about Larimer County's acquisition of open space in the south end of the County next to Boulder County.

Mr. Gluckman stated that Emergency Management Specialist Erik Nilsson called to say, due to the recent high-water problems, that tomorrow is a meeting from 8 to 1 p.m. regarding the process for public entities to apply for assistance from FEMA and he asked for an elected official to be there, as well as someone from Finance and Public Works.

-- Mr. Gluckman stated that CCI is working on their policy issues for the year 2000 and he submitted a 2000 Legislative Issues list for the Board to review. After review and much discussion of the issues, the Board requested that tax reform and enabling legislation regarding a mill levy for Mental Health services be added to the list.

-- Ms. LaRue reported to the Board that the growth survey is finished and the various department heads in the County have reviewed it and she is circulating a copy for the Commissioners to review.

9. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Rennels reported that the City of Fort Collins/Larimer County/Poudre R-1 School District Liaison Committee meeting she attended last week went very well.

-- Chair Olson referred to a letter from the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union asking for a letter of support for a grant application to the USDA for a feasibility study for alternative crops in the area; she noted the Board did write a letter of support for them last year. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to write a letter of support for this grant application, as requested.

-- Commissioner Disney referred to a letter to Scott Cornell from Karen Wagner, Chair of the Environmental Advisory Board, in which recommendations are made to him regarding the design and construction standards for private local access roads; he asked if it is appropriate for the EAB to be advising staff, because it is his understanding they are to make recommendations to the County Commissioners. Much discussion followed; Commissioner Disney stated he will be meeting with the EAB next week and inform them that individuals may communicate their concerns individually to Mr. Cornell, but not make recommendations for him to follow. Chair Olson stated that the Board needs to meet with Mr. Lancaster and Mr. Gluckman and discuss training for Boards and Commissions. Mr. Gluckman stated that he will also discuss this process issue with Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner.

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag joined the meeting for legal matters.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS:

-- Ms. Haag requested Board approval of contract to sell Lot 57 in Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing to Michael D. Nichols for $15,800.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the contract to sell Lot 57 in Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing to Michael D. Nichols for $15,800, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

C99-24 CONTRACT TO SELL LOT 57 IN GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS,

12TH FILING TO MICHAEL D. NICHOLS

Ms. Haag requested Board approval of a Release of Deed of Trust to cancel a promissory note for Lot 89 in Glacier View Meadows, 12th Filing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Release of Deed of Trust to cancel the promissory note on Lot 89 in Glacier View Meadows, 12th Filing, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3-0.

D99-09 RELEASE OF DEED OF TRUST TO CANCEL PROMISSORY NOTE

FOR LOT 89 IN GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS SUBDIVISION,

12TH FILING, P.U.D.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

 

___________________________________________

CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER.

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

 

________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

 

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