PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, June 14, 1999

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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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: Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

Mr. Helmick stated that the applicant for the Stegner Farm Pit Special Review has requested that their item be tabled until Monday, July 19, 1999 at 3:00 p.m.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Stegner Farm Pit Special Review until Monday, July 19,1999 at 3:00 p.m., as requested.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Chair Olson noted that the following is a consent item and will not be discussed in detail unless recommended by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

  1. THOMPSON R2-J CASH IN-LIEU FEE INCREASE (#99-G0003)

LOCATION: THOMPSON R2-J SCHOOL DISTRICT

This is a request to increase the Cash In-Lieu fee for the Thompson R2-J School District to $446.00 per new single family residence, up from the current fee of $332.00. If the increase is approved, Mr. Helmick suggested it be effective immediately or as soon as it can be implemented and it is then the established fee except for those applications which had a numeric fee previously stated or subject to the $8 fee prior to 1996. Mr. Helmick stated that since 1996, staff has been very careful to state in their staff reports and Findings and Resolutions that the applicant would pay the school fee then current. Staff findings include: 1) The Statutes include provisions which require counties to provide for school sites within their regulations and allow for a fee to be collected in lieu of a dedication of land; 2) School site fees have been collected since 1972 and were revised by the Board of County Commissioners in 1996 to reflect the current formula approach; 3) The revised fee is based upon a previously approved methodology; 4) The increase fee more accurately reflects the current conditions within the Thompson R2-J School District. The Planning Commission/Staff recommendation is for approval of the revised fee as proposed by the Thompson R2-J School District.

Commissioner Disney asked about the difference in fees for the Poudre R-1 School District and Thompson R2-J District; Mr. Helmick responded that the school fee for the Poudre R-1 School District is $483.90. Commissioner Disney also suggested that there be an annual review of school fees for inflation adjustment rather than every 4 or 5 years. Ms. Haag stated that these fees are based on land costs.

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 proposed increase in the Thompson R2-J Cash In-Lieu Fee from $332.00 to $446.00 per new single family residence, as recommended, effective immediately, except those fees previously set by pre-payment or statement of contract.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 3:10 p.m.

CONTINUATION OF LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 7:00 p.m. in regular session with Jim Reidhead, Director Rural Land Use Center. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Larry Timm, Director of Planning, and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

  1. PROPOSED AMENDED RURAL LAND USE PROCESS (APRIL 1999)
  2. The purpose of tonight's hearing is for the Board of County Commissioners to review and consider adoption of the Proposed Amended Rural Land Use Process (RLUP), dated April 1999. Mr. Reidhead reviewed the history of the RLUP, which was adopted in December 1996 to provide an alternative to traditional 35-acre land divisions; he noted that much time has been spent over the past year evaluating the RLUP and looking for ways to better serve the citizens of Larimer County, the landowners, and the land. Mr. Reidhead stated that during the evaluation, it appeared that certain changes to the RLUP regulation should be considered to clarify terms or provisions found to be ambiguous during the actual application of the regulation; he noted that these proposed amendments are the result of numerous meetings of the Rural Land Use Advisory Board, the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Division Staff, members of the public, the County Attorney, and others and they are intended to simplify and streamline the process to be more efficient, predictable, and user friendly in a volatile, high-pressure real estate market. Mr. Reidhead reviewed the major concerns and issues regarding the proposed changes raised by citizens at the three evening Questions and Answer Sessions held in Fort Collins, Berthoud and Wellington.

    The staff findings are that the proposed changes are organized in two groups: Policy Changes/Clarifications and Housekeeping Changes; in addition, there are also some minor technical clarifications. Those changes are outlined in the Proposed Amended Rural Land Use Process, dated April 1999, with the few revisions made in the motion below following public comment and discussion.

    The Planning Commission's recommendation for approval of the Proposed Amended Rural Land Use Process, with five additions, and the comments made by staff regarding those additions, were reviewed and discussed

    The hearing was opened for public comment; Larry Lechner, representative for the Bellvue Citizens' Coalition, submitted a five-page letter containing their comments following review of the proposed changes to the Rural Land Use Process. After reading the letter, the Board asked several questions for clarification regarding those comments; Mr. Lechner responded to those questions. Joan Boes, representative for the League of Women Voters of Larimer County, submitted and read aloud a two-page letter outlining their concerns with the proposed changes to the Code and stated that they see no value in instituting major changes in the status of the Rural Land Use Board or in moving away from the original objectives of the RLUP because of its past success. Kelly Ohlson stated that many of the proposed changes are unusual, unnecessary and unwise; he noted that citizens are very concerned about the rapid growth and development on their quality of life and environment and the proposed changes appear to be a step backwards. Mr. Ohlson discussed several of his concerns and stated that he wants the Code to be citizen friendly, land friendly, and taxpayer friendly. Ted Yelek stated that he has brought two proposals through the RLUP and noted that it is no "drive-through" process; he discussed the importance of the site visits, the necessity of the bonus units for a small development to make it affordable and noted the importance of adequate water being left on the farm to maintain it for agriculture. Mr. Yelek stated that he is very satisfied with the RLUP.

    The public comment portion of the hearing was closed and questions from the Board and discussion ensued; Mr. Reidhead responded to some of the concerns raised. Ms. Haag noted that the whole program is voluntary and either party, applicant or the County, can walk away at any time. Commissioner Rennels stated that site visits are very important and if a RLUAB member can't make the scheduled site visit, they should visit the site on their own time.

     

     

     

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Proposed Amended Rural Land Use Process, dated April 1999, with the following changes: 1) Change the number of Rural Land Use Advisory Board RLUAB) members from seven to nine; 2) Regular attendance by members of the RLUAB is expected. Field trips are taken to visit the sites scheduled for hearing and attendance participation is strongly recommended; 3) Comments made in Mr. Hindman's memo, dated May 13, 1999, shall be incorporated in staff findings, with the exception of the recommendation on Page 17, Section D-1 and on Page 10, Section 8, the last sentence will read "The RLUC Director will prepare minutes of the RLUAB meeting that reflect the RLUAB discussion; 4) The Rural Land Use Advisory Board will vote on recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

    Commissioner Rennels amended the motion to add a section (h) under Section VII (A) (2) (Public Benefits) of the Proposed Amended Rural Land Use Process to read: Retention of irrigation water on the land.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

    The hearing adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

    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 Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works; Russ Legg, Chief Planner; Rusty McDaniel, Project Engineer; Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Janelle Henderson Director Natural Resources; Ginny Riley, Director Human Services; Angela Mead, Child Protection Intake Supervisor; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities; Jodi Boatright, Human Resources Staff Services Manager; Suzanne Edminister and Cindy Leinweber, City of Fort Collins Parking Manager and Office Supervisor; 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: Tom Bender, Tom Honn, Ted Lawrence, and Dan Sherman.

    Mr. Bender submitted a memo to the Board regarding Appendix G Design & Construction Standards for Private Local Access Roads; he noted that since he cannot attend the June 23, 1999 meeting regarding Access Grading Permit Standards, he wanted to convey his thoughts regarding same. Mr. Bender recommended that the County take a stand to encourage personal responsibility, stewardship, good citizenship by reversing the trend of destructive, failed, phony, regulatory environmentalism of the past and move the County forward with science & incentive-based, successful free-market environmentalism of the future by making Appendix G all voluntary; which will address the six concerns outlined by the Planning Commission.. Mr. Bender continued that in order to improve consistency of the standards, he recommended that the term environmental concerns, which is a generalization with no relevancy to road width, be replaced with geological and soil erosion concerns. Mr. Bender recommended inclusion of the information in the booklet entitled Colorado Best Management Practices for Colorado forests, which is clearly written and illustrated to protect wildlife habitat, wetlands, esthetics and water quality in streams, ponds and lakes during the planning and construction of roads. In conclusion, Mr. Bender stated that it is time for government to cease legislating away personal responsibility as well as social, environmental, and economic accountability from those demanding more government paternalism.

    Tom Honn, land use planning consultant and representative for a developer who recently submitted an application for Concept Technical Review which is within the Loveland UGA and within the area known as the Corridor between Fort Collins and Loveland. Mr. Honn stated that the requirement for improvement of the off-site arterial street, even though the development will only add one to two percent traffic, will cost $100,000 and will make it prohibitive for them to continue; he noted that the existing road is already over capacity, under sized, and under built. Mr. Honn stated that the developer doesn't want to avoid his responsibility and wants to pay his fair share; he suggested several options, such as a Special Improvement District (SID), for the Board to consider to try and find a solution that will still satisfy the intent of the IGA and yet allow development to occur. Mr. Engemoen stated he understands and appreciates the problem, but the County is trying to abide by the IGA which states that minimum standards must be met for development; he continued that he would also like to find a better solution and another option would be to wait until another project comes along in this area to help share the cost. Chair Olson informed Mr. Honn that the Board can't impose a mandatory SID, it has to be approved by a vote of the property owners. Mr. Engemoen stated that he will work with Mr. Honn on this development proposal as it goes through the process and he encouraged Mr. Honn to talk to other developers in this area to help facilitate this problem.

    Ted Lawrence, homeowner on West Mountain Avenue, expressed his frustration because of all the County employees parking in this residential area; he noted that the problem has accelerated since the employee parking lot was eliminated several months ago. Mr. Lawrence stated that the homeowners have no available on-street parking and no one is taking responsibility for this situation; he asked for permission to place a letter or some communication from the Commissioners on the car windows requesting the employees to not park here but to use the lot provided to the north. Mr. Lawrence stated that he recently heard that even when the parking garage is completed, employees are going to be charged for parking and so the problem will probably continue. Chair Olson stated that when the parking garage is completed, there will be 300 spaces available and they haven't decided about charging the employees for parking. Commissioner Disney stated he shares his frustration and he suggested that possibly Larimer County could do what the City of Loveland did to address the problem around Loveland High School, which is to issue a permit to park in the residential neighborhood. Ms. Edminister stated that the City of Fort Collins has drafted an Ordinance which created a residential permitting program and they offered it to one neighborhood, but it was declined. Mr. Lawrence stated he does not want a residential permit program either because the visitors to their homes would be limited to two-hour parking. Chair Olson stated that the Commissioners will try and communicate to the employees not to park in residential areas near the Courthouse.

    Dan Sherman introduced Dan DeWaard, the new Vice-President for the northern Colorado section of Waste Management; Mr. Sherman noted that he is leaving employment with Waste Management next week.

  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEKS OF MAY 31 AND JUNE 7, 1999:
  4. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the weeks of May 31 and June 7, 1999, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  5. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF JUNE 21, 1999:
  6. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of June 21, 1999, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  7. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

Mr. Gluckman added the following two items to the Consent Agenda: Division of Criminal Justice Statement of Grant Awards for HUB Juvenile Assessment Center.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following action items and documents as listed on Document Review for June 15, 1999, with the addition of the two above-mentioned items.

 

 

ACTION ITEMS: Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team (DMORT) Proposal; Final Plat for Johnston Minor Land Division; Final Plat for Willow Ridge Planned Unit Development; Appointment of John A. Collins, M.D. for position of trauma surgeon on the Northeast Area Trauma Advisory Council, for a three-year term beginning July 1, 1999 to replace Dr. Chris Cribari; and appointments of Kathy Gilliland from Loveland, George Hix from Estes Park, and Milan Karspeck from Berthoud to the Open Lands Advisory Board, each for a three-year term effective July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2002; and two Division of Criminal Justice Statement of Grant Awards for the HUB Juvenile Assessment Center.

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT AND REFUND OF TAXES were approved for the following, as recommended by the County Assessor: Colorado Memorial Parks, Inc.; Silver Star LLC.; Janice S. Inman; Superstructure, Inc.; and Inspirations Professional Hair Care.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Site Application for CSU Animal Science Facility; Morley Stable Value Retirement Fund Participation Application; Amended Plat of Lot 74 & Lot 112 and a portion of Alpine Drive, Meadowdale Hills, 2nd Filing; Amended Plat of Lots 11-15, Block 18, Lots 7, 8, 14 & a portion of Lots 9 & 13, Block 17, Lot 5 and a portion of Lots 6 & 7, Block 16, Hiawatha Heights Subdivision and Tract "A" of the Amended Plat of Lots 15 & 16, Block 17; and Plat of the Davis Minor Residential Development.

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: HTO, Inc. dba Hilltop Outpost - 3.2% - Red Feather Lakes, CO.; Olympus Motor Lodge - 6% - Estes Park, CO.; Vern's Liquor - 6% - LaPorte, CO.; Aspen Lodge - 6% - Estes Park, CO.; Cordova's Horsetooth Lighthouse, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Sandy's Convenience Store - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; and Hickory House South - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. County approval for renewal of liquor license was granted to: Dal-Rae's High Country Inn - 6% - Red Feather Lakes, CO.; Gateway Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Loveland, CO.; and J. J.'s Country Corner, Inc. - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.

A99-104 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE

THOMPSON VALLEY HEALTH SERVICES DISTRICT

A99-105 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE

ESTES PARK LIBRARY DISTRICT

A99-106 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE

GLACIER VIEW FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

 

A99-107 ADDENDUM TO SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT

AND DEVELOPMENT LOAN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, CRYSTAL CREEK

DEVELOPMENT, INC. AND FIRST NATIONAL BANK

(Willow Ridge P.U.D.)

A99-108 FRAUD REIMBURSEMENT MEMORANDUM OF

UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN STUART VANMEVEREN,

DISTRICT ATTORNEY, AND THE LARIMER COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

A99-109 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF BERTHOUD

(Lease of Berthoud Transfer Station Land)

A99-110 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE WOMEN'S CENTER (Provide

Service to Older Adults)

A99-111 ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO DENTAL

SERVICE, INC. (Delta Dental Plan of Colorado)

A99-112 ADD-ON AGREEMENT COMBINING TWO COUNTY OWNED

PARCELS TO BE CONSIDERED AS A SINGLE PARCEL

(Combining Seeton and Schrader Parcels for Resale)

A99-113 AGREEMENT FOR CONSULTING SERVICES BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DAVID J.

COOPER (Professional Consulting Services)

C99-30 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WALSH CONSTRUCTION,

INC. (County Road 23, Landslide Remediation, Project #8027)

C99-31 TRANSMITTAL OF PROPOSED CONTRACT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE COLORADO

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT (Contract No.

KAA 00-0037 Funding Letter No. 98-1120-06/Change Letter for

Increased Funding)

C99-32 REVISED SIGNATURE SHEET FOR CONTRACT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PACIFICARE OF

COLORADO (Health Insurance Plan for 1999 Calendar Year)

D99-10 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS PUBLIC HIGHWAY

FROM HAROLD L. BOWLBY (Project #162, County Road 74E)

D99-11 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS PUBLIC HIGHWAY

FROM LANDIS A. CLARK AND CYNTHIA A. YONADI

(Project #162, County Road 74E)

D99-12 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS PUBLIC HIGHWAY

FROM JAYSIX, L.L.C. (Project #162, County Road 74E)

D99-13 PERMANENT DEED OF EASEMENT PROPERTY FOR THE USE OF

A STORMWATER DRAINAGE FACILITY FROM HENRIKSON

FAMILY TRUST

D99-14 PERMANENT DEED OF EASEMENT PROPERTY FOR THE USE OF

A STORMWATER DRAINAGE FACILITY FROM EMERSON O.

KING AND MARY P. KING, JOINT TENANTS, AND CECIL W.

KING AND MARTHA M. KING, AS JOINT TENANTS

R99-52s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DEVRIES

SUBDIVISION

R99-53s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING STREET NAME

CHANGE IN BONNELL WEST 2ND FILING (From Kyle Circle

to Jordan Drive)

R99-54s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BUEHLER

FARMS PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R99-55z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF HERON LAKE CAMPGROUND

R99-56z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF DILTS QUARRY

R99-57s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WEATHERWAX

FARMS PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R99-58g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR DISTRICT

ATTORNEY APPOINTED OFFICIALS (T. Andrew Taylor and

Andrew Lewis)

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. PRESENTATION OF SOLID WASTE TASK FORCE REPORT: Ms. Henderson submitted and reviewed the Executive Summary Report from the Larimer County Solid Waste Task Force regarding the Larimer County Landfill; she noted that the Task Force evaluated several options, including construction of a new County-owned and operated landfill, expansion of the existing landfill, privatization of disposal, municipal solid waste incineration, construction of a new transfer station and waste minimization. Ms. Henderson stated that a study showed that they are operating very efficiently and in a very cost-effective manner and there is nothing to be gained by privatizing their operations at this time; she noted that a new landfill would cost $19 million and she only has $2.5 million set aside for landfill replacement. Ms. Henderson presented the official copy of the Report and briefly reviewed the recommendations made by the Task Force for replacement of the Larimer County Landfill; she noted that their first recommendation was for another vertical expansion of the existing landfill because they have a lot of money invested in that operation, it is a good location and centrally located, they are operating at a very reasonable cost, much cheaper than any of the nearby private landfills, and they are supporting a lot of other programs. The second recommendation is for the County to continue looking to purchase land for a future disposal waste option. The third recommendation was that a group, either the task force or new group, continue to look at the issue of privatization. The fourth recommendation was to recommend to the Open Lands Board that any property being considered for purchase close to Fort Collins or Loveland be evaluated for use as a future solid waste management site in addition to preservation as open space. Ms. Henderson stated that she personally thinks there are other issues to be looked at and they still are not at the point of making a decision; she noted she has commissioned a landfill citing study, which will take 3 to 4 months to finalize. Commissioner Rennels asked how much space is needed for a landfill; Ms. Henderson responded that 200 to 250 acres are needed for fill area and buffer space. Commissioner Disney noted that the current landfill is close to the Burlington Northern railroad track and he suggested that the task force continue to explore the option of incineration technology in partnership with Holnam and the Platte River Authority with the idea that if there were transfer stations next to the rail, waste could be moved via rail. Ms. Henderson stated that the Solid Waste Advisory Group is looking at those issues; she noted that the expansion of the landfill is a stop gap measure to get us through to some of the new technologies. The Board asked if the Solid Waste Task Force should be dissolved; Chair Olson stated that she signed appreciation letters to them yesterday. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD is that the Solid Waste Task Force is dissolved. The Board expressed appreciation to Ms. Henderson and the Task Force for the good job they did and their good report. Ms. Henderson stated that the new small advisory group will be informal and not appointed by the Board.

6. HELP PRESERVE OPEN SPACE COMMITTEE UPDATE: The following Help Preserve Open Spaces Steering Committee members joined the meeting: K-Lynn Cameron, Greg Pickett, Wendell Amos, Brian Werner, John Clarke, and Anna Lenahan. Mr. Werner provided an update on the status of the petition drive for placing the initiative for continuation of our existing 1/4 cent County-wide open space sales tax on the November ballot. Mr. Werner stated that they need 12,000 signatures and have about half that number and the people they have talked to have been very supportive. The Committee submitted two sets of petitions for each Commissioner to obtain signatures. Ms. Cameron stated that once they obtain the required number of signatures, they will go for endorsements from City Councils, etc. Ms. Lenahan stated that it is a challenge to find people to work a 3-hour shift on weekends to obtain signatures. Commissioner Disney challenged the City of Loveland to get more signatures than the Board. The Board thanked the Steering Committee for all their hard work.

REQUEST FOR TWO POSITIONS FOR CHILD PROTECTION INTAKE: Ms. Riley and Ms. Mead requested Board approval for the establishment of two new Intake Caseworker permanent positions for Child Protection Intake; Ms. Riley noted that this request is based on the number of cases received, the types of cases worked, and the growth in population in Larimer County. Ms. Riley stated that one position will be for a Lead Worker in Fort Collins and the other for a Line Case Worker in Loveland. Ms. Riley described the shifting of costs within the department, which will result in monies realized for these two new positions.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the establishment of two new Intake Caseworker permanent positions for Child Protection Intake, as requested.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. RECOMMENDATION FOR PUBLISHING TREASURER'S NOTICES: With regard to the Colorado State Statutes requirement that the Board of County Commissioners select a newspaper of general circulation to publish the delinquent tax list of the County, and following clarification from the Treasurer concerning those bids as requested by the Board in their meeting on June 1, 1999, Mr. Gluckman stated that the recommendation is for the Board to select the low bids of the Coloradoan for the Mobile Home advertising and the Reporter Herald for the tabloid advertising.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners select the low bids of the Coloradoan for the Mobile Home advertising and the Reporter Herald for the tabloid advertising for other properties.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. WORKSESSION:

-- Open Meeting Law and Posting of Extension Office Committee Meetings: Mr. Gluckman stated that according to Colorado Statutes, certain types of meetings need to comply with the Open Meetings Law and the Extension Office has a number of committees that fall into the definition of "local public body". The Statute states that notices of meetings shall be posted in a designated public place within the boundaries of the local public body no less than twenty-four hours prior to the holding of the meeting. Mr. Gluckman stated that there are two options for the Board to consider: 1) The Extension Office can provide the Commissioners' Office with a weekly list, which can be added to the weekly agenda that is posted on the Courthouse front door, or 2) The Extension Office can choose a place in their building as their official designated posting area. Mr. Gluckman stated that as their list of meetings is quite large, the recommendation is that the Board designate the bulletin board by the public entrance to the Extension Office at 1525 Blue Spruce as the designated posting place for the Extension Office. Commissioner Rennels suggested that there also be a sign on the Courthouse door that Extension postings can be found at the Extension Office or at the front desk.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners designate the bulletin board by the public entrance to the Extension Office at 1525 Blue Spruce as the designated posting place for the Extension Office committee meetings, and also post a sign on the east door of the Courthouse indicating the location of those postings.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Collection of Property Tax: Mr. Gluckman stated that he plans to meet with Representative Bob Bacon, who is on the Colorado Association of School Boards, to discuss the property tax issue regarding the collection of property taxes and the fee we can charge, which was cut in half by the State Legislature last year, and he asked the Board if they concurred with this meeting; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to agree for Mr. Gluckman to meet with Rep. Bacon concerning this issue.

-- Ms. LaRue stated that frequently when the Commissioners are out of town, calls from the media will come in and she asked for permission from the Board to talk to them to ascertain what they want and to relay that information to the Board; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to grant Ms. LaRue permission to take the calls from the media when the Board is out of town.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported that he and Marc Engemoen met with Carla Harding from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and her staff and Mayor Strand from Berthoud and his Public Works Director about the 287 Berthoud Bypass; he noted that CDOT is going to abandon the portion of the old 287 alignment from Berthoud where it turns to go north, which the Town of Berthoud and the County will then maintain. Commissioner Disney stated that CDOT is going to correct most of the problems on that portion of the road before they turn it over to us and he asked if there was a possibility they could also widen the shoulders on that portion of the road.

-- Commissioner Rennels reported that before she went to CCI, she attended the Fairgrounds Task Force meeting and it was their determination to probably postpone going to the ballot until next year with the initiative for the Fairgrounds and Events Center. Commissioner Rennels stated that one of their questions for the Board is that there is a possibility they might be able to build the basic structure and support it if they were allowed to go for .2 rather than .1 on the ballot; she noted that she told them they can come with any recommendation they want, but they must present a clear picture to the voters as what it is paying for and how it will be supported. Commissioner Rennels stated that the Task Force has done a terrific job laying the ground work for the initiative. Much discussion followed; the Board said it is a difficult question to answer right now.

-- Commissioner Rennels reported on the value of the CCI Conference held in Vail last week; she noted it was the most outstanding conference she has ever attended and the information received was very valuable. She noted that there are Counties in the State that have their own lobbyist and they still belong to CCI and if they want to get the ear of the Legislators, they need to have one of the CCI Lobbyists with them. Commissioner Rennels stated that at the Conference, they had the ability to have one on one discussions with the Governor, Department of Transportation Officials, Commissioner of Agriculture, 12 to 15 Representatives and several Senators, etc.; she explained that the reason they met in Vail is because they require 34,000 square feet of meeting space, a 14,000 square foot banquet room, and 250 to 300 rooms located at one facility. Chair Olson noted that the information gathered goes back to the Counties and shared with the County Commissioners and all the staff.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass and Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

11. LEGAL MATTERS:

Ms. Haag presented two contracts for sale of property in Glacier View Meadows, 12th Filing, and Crystal Lakes 13th Filing, for the Board to approve.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the contract to sell Lots 57 & 58 in Glacier View Meadows, 12th Filing, to Michael D. Nichols for $31,200.00, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

C99-33 CONTRACT TO SELL LOTS 57 & 58 IN GLACIER VIEW

MEADOWS, 12TH FILING TO MICHAEL D. NICHOLS

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the contract to sell Lot 80 in Crystal Lakes, 13th Filing, to Scott D. and Karla J. Oceanak for $15,000.00 and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

C99-34 CONTRACT TO SELL LOT 80 IN CRYSTAL LAKES 13TH FILING

TO SCOTT D. AND KARLA J. OCEANAK

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 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