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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, December 6, 1999

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

(#558)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present were: Jim Reidhead, Director Rural Land Use Center; Matt Lafferty and Sean Wheeler, Planners II; Sylvester Mabry, Civil Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Gael Cookman.

Chair Olson noted that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

  1. PATTERSON FARM RLUP AMENDED PLAT FOR LOT 6 (#99-RLA0003)
  2. ORIGINAL FILE #97-EX1161): 21-05-68 - 1/2 MILE WEST OF I-25 ON THE

    NORTH SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 402; 92.02 ACRES; 2 LOTS;

    FA-FARMING ZONING

    This is a request to divide Lot 6 into two lots; the north section of this lot (48.7 acres) will become Lot 7 and the south section of this lot (43.32 acres) will be Lot 6. Lot 6 and Lot 7 will not compromise the residual land for the Patterson Farm RLUP and will be subject to all covenants recorded on this property. No single-family dwellings will be allowed on Lot 7; as originally approved, a single-family dwelling can be built on Lot 6. This right will be retained. Staff findings are that this proposal is consistent with the Rural Land Use Process objectives. The applicant's request to split this property seems reasonable and will not compromise the original project. In addition, the inconsistencies in the original documentation will be corrected as part of the approval of this amendment. The RLUC/Staff recommendation supports the Amended Plat for Lot 6 of the Patterson Farm RLUP with the condition that the inconsistencies of the original documentation (covenants and development agreement) are corrected. These corrections will be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final approval.

  3. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 96 AND 97 IN THE GLACIER VIEW
  4. MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, 8TH FILING (#99-S1497): 13-09-72 -

    ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE OF MT. HARVARD ROAD; 8.1 ACRES;

    2 LOTS; E-ESTATE ZONING

    This is a request for an Amended Plat of Lots 96 and 97 in the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, 8th Filing. 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; 4) Property values in the surrounding area would not be adversely affected by the amended plat. The staff recommendation is for: 1) Approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 96 and 97 within the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, 8th Filing; 2) Approval of the proposed vacation of the existing 20' utility easement as shown on the plat.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the RLUC/Staff findings and recommendations and approve the Patterson Farm RLUP Amended Plat for Lot 6 (#99-RLA0003) and the Amended Plat of Lots 96 and 97 in the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, 8th Filing (#99-S1497).

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  5. FLETCHER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND REZONING

(#98-S1363): E 1/2 OF 11-05-70 - ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF STATE

HIGHWAY 34, 1/2 MILE EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 29; 7.43 ACRES;

2 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to rezone a portion of the property from A-Accommodations to FA-1 Farming and to divide a 7.43 acre parcel into two lots being 2.3 and 5.13 acres in area; existing improvements are proposed for the larger lot. It was noted that at the October 25, 1999 hearing, this item was discussed and tabled because an adequate building site was not evident with the proposed Lot 2. Since the tabling, the applicant has modified the plat to reflect a larger building area on Lot 2 and has expanded the site information to include existing septic system facilities on Lot 1, and the continued location of the top of cliff within the project boundaries. Based upon this revised information and conversations with the County Health Department and Colorado Geological Department, it is determined that the proposed Lot 2 can accommodate a building site, including driveways, septic systems and similar features. However, the building site is limited and careful design of the site in the future will be critical.

Staff findings are: 1) The Fletcher rezoning request does not constitute a spot zone; 2) The Fletcher rezoning request is consistent with promoting he public health, safety, morals, convenience, order and prosperity; 3) The Minor Residential Development procedures provide for review and consideration of two lots absent the full criteria and requirements of the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution. The applicant proposal is consistent with this requirement; 4) The proposed Minor Residential Development is consistent with the Larimer County Master Plan, Subdivision Resolution and Zoning Resolution; 5) Approval of the Fletcher Minor Residential Development for two lots, with certain conditions should not result in significant negative impacts on the neighborhood, the natural environment, provision of service, access and transportation.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the Fletcher Rezoning and Fletcher Minor Residential Development, subject to the following conditions: 1) A slope stability analysis shall be performed for Lot 2; said analysis shall be submitted and reviewed prior to recordation of the final plat; 2) A building and septic system setback shall be illustrated on the final plat; said setback shall be based upon the results and recommendations of the slope stability analysis; 3) A building envelope for Lot 2 shall be illustrated on the final plat; said building envelope may be modified, at the discretion of the Planning Director, if the electric utility lines are relocated or buried; 4) The final plat shall note than an engineered sanitation system will be required, and such a system may be more expensive and maintenance intensive than standard septic systems; 5) A twenty foot wide access easement shall be illustrated on the final plat; 6) A twenty foot wide all weather surface road shall be required and constructed before issuance of a building permit for Lot 2. Construction plans for said road shall be reviewed and approved by the Larimer County Engineering Department; 7) An emergency turn around shall be required as shown on the proposed site plan; said emergency turn around shall be reviewed and approved by the City of Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau before issuance of a building permit for Lot 2; 8) The future residential structure for Lot 2 shall be constructed with a fire sprinkler system or alternative, and must be approved and tested by the City of Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau; 9) No permanent structures or sanitary sewer systems shall be located within the 15 foot powerline easement of the City of Loveland water and Power Department; 10) Engineered footings and foundation shall be required for Lot 2; 11) A passive radon system shall be required as part of the construction of the dwelling for Lot 2; 12) Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures 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; 13) Park fees for new residential construction will be collected for Lot 2. Said fees shall be those that are in effect at the time of application for a building permit; 14) Capital Transportation Expansion fees will be collected for Lot 2. Said fees shall be those that are in effect at the time of application for a building permit; 15) Thompson R2-J School District fees will be collected for Lot 2; said fees shall be those that are in effect at the time of application for a building permit.

Mr. Lafferty explained that the applicant has extended the boundaries of Lot 2 in order to afford a larger building site; he also explained that the applicant has agreed to submit a slope stability analysis as outlined in the staff findings above. Ms. Fletcher thanked the Board and planning staff for all of their assistance and patience regarding this proposal. There was no public comment or discussion on this issue.

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Fletcher Minor Residential Development and Rezoning, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The hearing adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#553 @ 600)

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: Joni Friedman, Facilitator, Roberta Depp, Berthoud Public Library, and eight other Library Directors and Library Board Directors; Carol Block, Finance Director; Kristin Bothell, Planning Department Staff Services Manager; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Office Administrative Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The following persons attended the open session for public comment: Kay Rios, Hal Wilson, Ellen Long, Carolyn Funk, Stan Ulrich (Senior Advocates on behalf of the Office on Aging Advisory (OAA) Council), Glen Rathgeber, Deputy Director Human Services, and Tom Bender. Ms. Rios, spokeswoman for the group, asked the Commissioners to please consider senior needs as budget allocations are being considered; she noted that this past year the OOA was forced to drop funding for several programs because the money was not available. Ms. Rios noted that the request for an increase of $20,000 for fiscal year 2000 has been cut from the budget, which will necessitate further reduced services, and she requested the Board to consider adding this amount back in the OOA budget and not to direct the Department of Human Services to find that amount within their already tightly constrained budget; she noted that this amount will only allow them to maintain services at the existing level. Ms. Rios stated that between 1990 and 1998, Larimer County has seen a 21% increase in the over-60 population and estimates show that number will double within the next 30 years. Mr. Wilson stated that the 65+ age group in Larimer County is 12% of the population and will be increasing 3% or more per year; he submitted a data sheet summarizing this data. Ms. Long informed the Board that she is going before the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday of this week to ask for more funding from the State.

Commissioner Disney stated that, since the County voted to De-Bruce in November, there is the misunderstanding that the County is flush with money and that is not the case; he noted that all the available money has been earmarked for some badly needed deficits in the County and also will allow them to keep some existing grant programs in the budget. The Board informed the group that they just don't have the money to honor their request for the $20,000. Mr. Lancaster stated that if this money was made available to them, it would have to be taken from money budgeted for other services.

Mr. Bender stated that he understood that the administration of the open space sales tax was self supporting and he asked why is money taken out of the budget to support this program; the Board responded that the program is self supporting, they just have to budget the sales tax money. Mr. Bender thanked Commissioner Rennels for supporting agriculture and environmental stewardship by not voting on the proposed Land Use Code. Mr. Bender asked if proper management of open space lands has been discussed since his meeting with the Board on the 9th of November; he noted that the Colorado State Forest Service is disappointed because their recommendations for management of Horsetooth Mountain Park have been ignored. Mr. Bender stated that if the Land Use Code is going to address environmental resource issues, the County needs to set a good example by managing lands properly. Commissioner Rennels acknowledged that the County management plans do need to be tighter than they have been in the past. The Board indicated to Mr. Lancaster that he should schedule a worksession for discussion of management of open lands. Ms. LaRue informed Mr. Bender that the final version of the Land Use Code will be available on December 13, 1999 in the Planning Department.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 22 AND NOVEMBER 29, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the weeks of November 22 and November 29, 1999, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of December 13, 1999, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.

-- Mr. Lancaster noted that two items have been removed from the Consent Agenda as presented.

 

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following Petitions for Abatement, action items, and documents as listed on the Consent Agenda for Document Review for December 7, 1999, as revised:

ACTION ITEMS: Reappointment with a Waiver of Term Limit for Kathy Kregel to the Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund Committee for a three-year term, effective January 1, 2000 and expiring December 31, 2002; re-appointments and appointment of Al Wasson and Dennis McHenry to the Estes Valley Library District Board of Trustees, each for a four-year term, effective January 1, 2000 and expiring December 31, 2003; Bylaws of the Estes Valley Planning Commission.

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT AND REFUND OF TAXES, as recommended by the County Assessor, were approved for the following: Fort Collins Loveland Jet Center c/o Phyllis Anderson; Coloradoan Newspaper, c/o Fort Collins Newspaper, Inc.; Associated Leasing/Corp Tax Dept.; Q R, Inc.; Virginia M. Johnson (5 Petitions); and James & Deborah K. Watson & Douglas J. Paqlia.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Larimer County Logo Guidelines; Application for Drug Control and System Improvement Program; Dept. of Criminal Justice Grant Award.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval for renewal of liquor licenses was granted to: St. Louis Liquors, LLC. - 6% - Loveland, CO. and Spanish Manor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. Licenses were issued to: Red Feather Café and Bar - 6% - Red Feather, CO.; Al's Canyon Grill - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; and Sun Deck Restaurant - 6% - Estes Park, CO.

A99-200 HUMANE SOCIETY AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR

LARIMER COUNTY

A99-201 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS THROUGH LARIMER COUNTY WORKFORCE

CENTER AND FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Provision

For GED Training to Workforce Center Clients)

A99-202 ADDENDUM TO FINANCIAL MANAGER/CHIEF FINANCIAL

OFFICER MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND NORTH RANGE

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (Original Agreement dated September 30,

1999 (Purchase of Administrative Billing Services)

 

A99-203 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND HANDEL INFORMATION

TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (Purchase of Software System for the HUB)

A99-204 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS (Provide

City Funds for the first six months of 2000 to complete the existing

Agency Contract for the Department of Human Services)

R99-173g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE POSITION OF CHIEF

DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL

DISTRICT (Jolene Carman Blair)

R99-174z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DHARMA CENTER TO AMEND ITS

SPECIAL REVIEW MASTER PLAN

R99-175z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY

PHASE PLAN OF TIMBERLINE INDUSTRIAL PARK PLANNED

UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND REZONING

R99-176rb RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE CONTRACT FOR

UPGRADING HIGHWAY/RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING

WARNING DEVICES (Resolution for previously approved agreement,

as requested by CDOT)

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Ms. Depp stated that they have been working for the last several months with County staff members looking at different alternatives for funding for public libraries; she noted that what they are proposing is to create a formal public library cooperative system comprising the six autonomous public libraries in Larimer County, which would offer more efficient and effective county-wide library services. Ms. Depp continued that funding would be provided via a county-wide special tax district (not a library district), and a district board composed of a representative from each of the six libraries would be formed. Ms. Depp stated that the purpose for meeting with the Board today is to request the Board to reinstate the 5% cut from the proposed 2000 budget for library grants and to extend grant funding for library services for an additional year to allow sufficient time to develop a plan for county-wide library services and to prepare a public information campaign for funding approval. Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Ms. Depp noted that this would be a separate tax entity with monies derived from property taxes. Ms. Depp requested input from the Board whether or not this is a feasible concept and, if so, they will move forward to work out the details; she noted that the tax will be approximately 1 mill and will raise about $2 million and would be on the year 2001 ballot. The Board stated that they thought this idea was very creative and they informed the group that the 5% cut has been reinstated in the 2000 budget and funding will continue for another year so they can prepare to place this issue on the ballot in 2001.

6. REQUEST FOR .5 ADDITIONAL FTE FOR SALES TAX ADMINISTRATION: Ms. Block stated that the County's sales tax has been administered by one FTE since its inception in 1996 and over the past five years, tax collections and distributions have increased by a factor of 5; she noted that with the additional workload created by the new events center sales tax, the sales tax administrator will no longer be able to maintain the existing service level. Ms. Block requested Board approval to add a .5 FTE to sales tax administration by converting an existing half-time clerical staff position to full time; she noted that the .5 FTE position would be funded by the various sales taxes.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request for an additional .5 FTE for sales tax administration.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. LIMITED TERM FOR DATA ENTRY CLERK POSITION AND WAIVING OF JOB POSTING FOR THE PLANNING DIVISION: Ms. Bothell requested Board approval for a limited term position for the Planning Division and approval to waive the job posting and competitive application process required by the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual. Ms. Bothell stated that they currently have a temporary data entry clerk position who has the skills and knowledge for this position and going through the normal hiring process would result in a waste of funds and staff time and be misleading to job applicants; she noted that this limited term position will end on December 31, 2000 and no additional funds are needed for this position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request to convert a temporary position into a limited term position until December 31, 2000 and approve a waiver of the job posting and competitive application process required by the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. LIMITED TERM FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT POSITION FOR PLANNING DIVISION: Ms. Bothell requested Board approval of a limited term position to hire a Building Permit Technician in the Planning Department, through December 31, 2000; she noted that no additional funds are needed for this position. Ms. Bothell explained that Keith Schuett has been temporarily reassigned to work on Sierra Permits Plus and they have temporarily reassigned Claudia DeLude to cover his duties in code enforcement, which leaves her position unfilled.

 

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request for a limited term position in the Planning Department to hire a Building Permit Technician, with term to expire on December 31, 2000.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Lancaster requested Board approval of the following two appointments and one reappointment to the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority Board (LETA): David Evertsen, representing the towns of Berthoud, Estes Park, Timnath and Wellington; Ron Uthmann of Poudre Fire Authority; and Captain John Walker, representing the City of Loveland; each for a two-year term ending December 31, 2001.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board appoint the following to the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority Board (LETA), as recommended: appoint David Evertson and Ron Uthmann for their first year, and reappoint Captain John Walker for his second term, each for a two-year term ending December 31, 2001.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Rennels reported on the meetings she attended at Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) Annual Winter Conference last week.

-- Commissioner Disney noted that he had a good meeting last Friday with the Berthoud Officials regarding TDU's (Transferable Density Units).

At this time, County Attorney George Hass, Assistant County Attorneys Jeannine Haag and Bryan Treu, Code Enforcement Officer John Pedas, and Attorney Brad March joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

11. LEGAL MATTERS:

-- Spaulding Lane Exemption: Ms. Haag stated that Mr. March has an issue to discuss with the Board regarding a parcel of land that was subdivided several years ago through the exemption process. Mr. March stated that the parcel is located on the north side of Spaulding Lane; he provided the background of this property and noted that the property was recently sold and a question arose regarding the exemption. Mr. March stated that the purpose for meeting with the Board today is to receive confirmation from the Board that when the exemption was granted, it was intended that there were three lots. The Board concurred that it was their intention to create three lots with the exemption.

-- Mishawaka Inn Citations: Mr. Hass informed the Board that the Sheriff's Office issued 17 summonses following a private underage drinking party held on October 15, 1999 at Mishawaka Inn; he noted that the Board has three options to consider: 1) Do nothing; 2) Hold a disciplinary hearing; 3) Wait until their license is up for renewal. The Board stated that they want a disciplinary hearing scheduled as soon as possible.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss contract negotiations, pending litigation, and to obtain legal advice.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 12:30 p.m.; no action taken.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1999

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PARK

PERMIT FEE INCREASES

(#558)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with Greg Pickett, Director of Parks and Open Lands. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Rennels and Disney were present. Frank Lancaster, County Manager, was also present. Recording Clerk: Gael Cookman.

Mr. Pickett noted that the Park permit fees must be increased to ensure a balanced budget for 2000; he presented the following proposed Park permit price increases: 1) Annual Vehicle Permit - Increased from $50 to $60. 2) Annual Boat Permit - Increased from $50 to $60. 3) Annual Senior Permit - Increase from $25 to $30 (offered to Larimer County residents only.) 4) Camping/non-electrical - Increase from $5 to $7.

Mr. Pickett explained that Larimer County residents will be offered a discount on the purchase of an annual park permit for the year 2000 during the months of December 1999, January 2000, and February 2000, as follows: 1) Annual Vehicle Permit - $10 discount. 2) Annual Boat Permit - $10 discount. 3) Annual Senior Permit - $5 discount.

Mr. Pickett further explained that the Larimer County permit for free day use for totally and permanently disabled persons should be eliminated, but that the Colorado State Parks free permit for totally and permanently disabled persons will be honored for free day use at Larimer County parks. Finally, Mr. Pickett proposed that the Sport Cycle Park be closed permanently, effective January 1, 2000, and that the Shooting Range be closed from December 18, 1999 until August 2000; he explained that beginning in 2000, the Shooting Range annual hours of operation will be limited to hunting season, from late August through October 31.

The following persons addressed the Board during public comment: Steve Standring, Helen Grissom, Rob Henke, Kenneth Meadows, Douglas Prince, Roland Brownlee, Michael Hughes, David Rains, Jeannette Prince, Ken Berry, and Cameron Williams.

The following comments were submitted by the above individuals: 1) Suggestion to run the Shooting Range like a business, keeping the roads open and possibly selling shooting related accessories, would benefit the business and result in profit. 2) There have been more vehicles parking in the surrounding neighborhoods in recent years, which is bothersome to the residents of these areas. 3) Closing the motor sports track is a bad idea, especially since dirt biking is a good youth sport and good for recreation; having this track locally is a great benefit to the community, and we are willing to pay extra to keep it open. 4) Glad that the track is closing due to the dust, noise, and vandalism; it negatively affects quality of life. 5) Suggestion to use the county property from Coyote Ridge to Trilby Road and rebuild recreation areas that would be readily accessible for public use. 6) Could lack of projected revenues be attributed to the low water levels at the Reservoir? Try working with other entities to provide better recreational activities. 7) How much money would be saved by shutting down the motorcycle track? 8) The motorcycle track is not being maintained properly. 9) Felt that having this meeting at 1:30 p.m. did not provide residents ample opportunity to give feedback. Also questioned why the County Park permits cost more than the State Park permits. Suggested going back to the voters to see if the residents would be better served having the State take over operation of Larimer County Parks. 10) It is hard to make suggestions on how to keep these recreation facilities open, when we do not have any figures on how much is actually costs to keep them in operation. 11) Feeling that the neighbors are maintaining the surrounding property rather than the County.

Commissioner Disney excused himself from the meeting at this time in order to attend a Transportation Meeting in Longmont.

Mr. Pickett responded to the questions from the public; he noted that they have tried to privatize the Shooting Range and the motorcycle track for a number of years but there has been no interest in either of these two facilities; he also noted that he was not pleased at having to come to the Board and recommend these cuts, but that it is a necessity to be able to operate within budget. Mr. Pickett noted that it is difficult to compare fees with the State since the State has a lot more money for their parks than the County does; he noted that he does not have a real good handle on how much it costs to operate the motorcycle track, but they basically do not have the money to upkeep the property and manage it properly. Mr. Pickett noted that he believes the County does a much better job of managing their Parks than the State does, and people are happier to pay more for the experience they receive water-skiing at Horsetooth Reservoir rather than going to Boyd Lake.

Chair Olson explained that there will be no action taken at this meeting, but rather it will be continued to the Administrative Matters meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 1999. In the meantime, Commissioner Rennels requested Mr. Pickett to try and work on some figures in order to get a better idea of how much it costs to operate the Shooting Range and the Sports Cycle Center so they can make an informed decision on closure of these facilities.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners continue this meeting until Tuesday, December 14, 1999 at 9:30 a.m., in the Commissioners Conference Room.

Motion carried 2-0.

Meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.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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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy County Clerk

 

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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