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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, May 31, 1999

There were no scheduled meetings for the Board of County Commissioners today due to the Memorial Day holiday.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#482)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Sean Wheeler, Planner I; Donna Hart, Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: No one came today to address the Board during the open session for public comment.

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF MAY 24, 1999:
  2. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of May 24, 1999, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3-0.

  3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULES FOR WEEKS OF JUNE 7 AND JUNE 14, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedules for the week of June 7 and June 14, 1999, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  • There were no invitations for the Board today.

At this time, Commissioner Rennels left the meeting to attend a funeral.

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

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 June 1, 1999:

ACTION ITEMS: Request to Extend Leave of Absence for Ms. Jana Berg in Human Services; Request to Extend Leave of Absence for Tony Passariello in Human Services; Final Plat for Vista at Cottonwood Shores, P.U.D.; and Final Plat for Racquette Drive Condo's.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Check Warrant Register for Month of April 1999; Allocation Letter #00-08 regarding funding allocations for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 from the State for Community Corrections Services under Contract #DCJ 00-04-08;.

LIQUOR LICENSES: A license was issued to 287 Discount Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

A99-97 AGREEMENT FOR COMMUNITY PLACEMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC

RESIDENTS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

COLORADO (Funding for Educational Opportunity for Psychiatric

Residents)

A99-98 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DANIEL, MANN, JOHNSON &

MENDENHALL, INC. (Consultant for Master Plan and Concept

Development for the Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Center)

A99-99 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LAKESIDE, LLC.

(The Vista at Cottonwood Shores, P.U.D.)

A99-100 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 74E BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS, INC.

C99-25 SINGLE ENTRY POINT AGENCY CONTRACT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR BENEFIT OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE STATE OF

OF COLORADO FOR BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CARE POLICY AND FINANCING

C99-26 CONTRACT AMENDMENT #1 (#53990000002), ROUTING NO.

3199-1408, BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

FOR BENEFIT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER AND THE

STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE BENEFIT OF DEPT. OF HEALTH

CARE POLICY AND FINANCING (Community Mental Health Services)

C99-27 NOTICE OF RENEWAL OF CONTRACT #00CAA00011 BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF

COLORADO FOR DEPT. OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FOR

JULY 1, 1999 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2000.

C99-28 CONTRACT AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO ORIGINAL CONTRACT

DATED JUNE 15, 1998 (ROUTING NO. 99MHS-00012) BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE

OF COLORADO FOR BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF

HUMAN SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (Extend the

Terms of the contract from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000)

R99-49s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT

AND VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT IN BARTUM PARK

SUBDIVISION

R99-50s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BECKER

MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT APPEAL

R99-51s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WOODLAND

ESTATES SUBDIVISION

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. REQUEST FOR REDUCTION IN DEVELOPMENT FEES: Mr. Wheeler stated that the purpose for meeting with the Board today is to discuss a request from Mr. Jim Mokler, applicant for the Interchange Business Park, for a reduction in development review fees for the current application. Mr. Wheeler stated that even though an application for this project was submitted previously and denied, this submittal is a new application and will require the same amount of staff time needed as any other new application; therefore, staff is recommending denial of the request. Mr. Mokler addressed the Board and stated that the reason their first application was denied was not because of their project but circumstances which involved a pre-existing traffic condition and they feel their project was the catalyst to initiate a $100,000 study of the area to alleviate those traffic safety concerns. Commissioner Disney stated that he doesn't think it would be fair to the taxpayers to grant this request, because the County's development fees only cover 50% of the actual cost and this would be an additional cost. Chair Olson noted that the Board has denied other projects in this location and if this request is allowed, those individuals will also come in and make the same request. Therefore, the Board said "No" to the request for a reduction in development fees for the Interchange Business Park.

WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Lancaster submitted the quotes from the Loveland Daily Reporter Herald and the Fort Collins Coloradoan for annual publishing of delinquent taxes; he noted that according to Statute, it is the duty of the Board of County Commissioners to make the selection for the publication of same. The Board reviewed the quotes and, as they were unclear, they asked Mr. Lancaster to ask the County Treasurer to clarify the quotes and only present the grand total from each publisher for the first and second advertising of delinquent personal property and mobile homes and for the three advertisements of the tabloid for real property and special assessment tax lien sale. Mr. Lancaster suggested that the Board authorize approval of the lower bid, when determined by the Treasurer. Commissioner Disney also stated that the quotes should have been in the standard format and then the questions would have been answered for the Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize Mr. Lancaster to approve the lower bid for the publication of delinquent taxes, when determined by the Treasurer.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- With regard to the request made to the Board last week from Mr. Walker of the Scenic Highways Program for approval of $2,500 as part of the match for a $25,000 application to fund a comprehensive traffic study in the Cache La Poudre Canyon, Director of Public Works Marc Engemoen has responded by memo to the Board's concern that this application is on a separate track and will not conflict with the planning process for updating the Upper Front Range Plan and funding from CDOT.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the expenditure of $2,500 as part of the local match for a grant application from the State Scenic Highways Program for a comprehensive traffic study in the Cache La Poudre Canyon, with funds to be derived from the Commissioners' Special Projects Fund.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

Commissioner Disney stated that he attended the Fairgrounds and Event Center Task Force meeting last Thursday night and saw a presentation from the architect regarding the needs assessment and after much discussion, selected a design. Commissioner Disney noted that they were cautioned by Michael Ehler of the Group to not get their hearts set on that design because once the private sector partner looks at it, it will probably change.

-- Chair Olson stated she met with several different groups of people last week to discuss the Partnership Land Use System and their complaints and concerns were with regard to the City Plan and she had to keep reminding them that she came to talk to them about PLUS and they are not one and the same.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

8. LEGAL MATTERS:

-- Mr. Hass requested Board approval for an agreement between the Larimer County Mental Health Center and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the agreement between the Larimer County Mental Health Center and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, term to commence June 1, 1999 and terminate on May 31, 2001, and authorize the Chair to sign same,

Motion carried 2 - 0.

A99-101 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY MENTAL

HEALTH CENTER AND THE COLORADO COALITION FOR THE

HOMELESS (Funding from the Department of Housing and Urban

Development)

-- The Board asked Mr. Hass about the timeline required for submittal of the proposal for the Fairgrounds and Event Center to place the initiative on the ballot for the election in November. Much discussion followed; the Board expressed their concern that the deadline for their review of the proposal seems to be continually extended. The Board requested a meeting with Greg Pickett, Parks and Open Lands Director, and Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works, as soon as possible to determine a "drop dead" date for submitting the proposal to the Board.

The meeting recessed at 11:10 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MEETING REGARDING OPEN LANDS ACQUISITIONS

(#480 @ 1000)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. with K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager, and Greg Pickett, Director of Parks and Open Lands. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present was County Attorney George Hass. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

ACTION ITEMS: Ms. Cameron requested Board approval for the acquisition of 238 acres, known as the Hunter Property; she noted that this parcel is an essential addition to the Devil's Backbone conservation and trail project and is contiguous to the south with the Wild property, which Open Lands purchased in 1998 for the Devil's Backbone Nature Trail, and contiguous to the north with the Indian Creek Ranch. Ms. Cameron noted that the landowner will be retaining 35 to 40 acres on the north end of the Backbone where they currently live and they are granting the Open Lands Program the first right of refusal of that land if the family decides to sell it later. Ms. Cameron stated that the Open Lands Board reviewed this proposal last week and they unanimously recommended it be forwarded to the Commissioners for their approval. Ms. Cameron stated that the total cost for this property is $833,00, which is $3,500 an acre and the same price paid for the Wild property; she noted that the City of Loveland Open Lands Commission has made a recommendation to their Council to grant $75,000 toward the project and the Open Lands Board has submitted a grant to the Stryker-Short Foundation for $200,000. Ms. Cameron stated that this acquisition will make a park preserve that is almost 400 acres and the Nature Trail they are planning on the Devil's Backbone (Wild property) will extend to the Hunter Property and will be accessible to mountain bikers and horseback riders. Subsequent to questions from the Board regarding the funding, Ms. Cameron stated that the Open Lands Program is prepared to pay the total amount for this acquisition, if necessary.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the acquisition of the Hunter property, known as the Devil's Backbone/North, and authorize the Chair to sign the resolution for the purchase of same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R99-52g RESOLUTION FOR ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT TO

PURCHASE PROPERTY FROM JAMES HUNTER

(Devils Backbone/North)

DISCUSSION ITEMS: Ms. Cameron discussed the status and result of the public workshop held recently regarding the Devils Backbone Nature Trail; she noted that approximately 40 adjacent landowners and user groups attended and they were all very supportive of the Nature Trail. Ms. Cameron informed the Board that June is National Trails Month and National Trails Day is going to be celebrated on June 5, 1999 at the Devils Backbone and there will be a volunteer trailblazing project sponsored by REI; on June 13, 1999 there will be a guided hike led by a Historian, in July there will be an organized geology hike, and in August there will be a hike with the Division of Wildlife.

INFORMATION ITEMS:

-- Help Preserve Open Spaces Proposed Ballot Question and Language: Ms. Cameron submitted a copy of the proposed ballot language for the Board to review regarding the County-wide sales and use tax initiative for the further preservation of open spaces. Ms. Cameron stated that Mr. Hass, the bond attorney and underwriters have all reviewed the ballot language; much discussion of the ballot language ensued. Ms. Cameron stated that the petition drive to place the initiative on the ballot started on May 15, 1999.

-- Fossil Creek Reservoir Management Plan Underway and Consultant Hired: Ms. Cameron stated that they are working with the City of Fort Collins on a Resource Management Plan for the Fossil Creek Reservoir Area and they have hired EDAW to do the Plan, which should be completed in six months.

4. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 3:05 p.m. to discuss land negotiations.

The Executive Session ended at 3:35 p.m.; no action taken.

THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1999

SPECIAL MEETING TO APPROVE CONTRACT

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. before their Policy Worksession to approve a Contract. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present was Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a Contract with the State of Colorado through the Department of Labor and Employment regarding the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

C99-29 MASTER CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Funding for the

Job Training Partnership Act)

The meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

 

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF 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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