PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1999

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE

PROPOSED LAND USE CODE

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. with Larry Timm, Director of Planning, for a Public Hearing regarding the proposed Land Use Code. Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Commissioner Rennels was in California and participated via telephone conference call. Also present were: Al Kadera, Planner II; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk: Gael Cookman.

Chair Olson noted that the first order of business would be to approve the Minutes from the October 19th and 20th Land Use Code meetings; she explained Commissioner Rennels would abstain from voting since she had not had a chance to read them.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes from the October 19 and 20, 1999 Proposed Land Use Code meetings.

Motion carried 2-0.

5.3.6.B.1 - USES IN RESIDUAL LAND

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of combining the current Subsection 5.3.6.B.1.e with Subsection 5.3.6.B.1.b by inserting the following words: "Accessory structures must be appropriate to the use of the residual land as stated in the Management Plan." before the last sentence in Subsection b. And to add a new Subsection 5.3.6.B.1.e to read: "Residual land areas must not include road rights of way or parking areas, except in projects with a ratio of 20% developed area to 80% residual land the road right of way, up to 60 feet in width, may be included in the calculation of the required residual land area."

Motion carried 3-0.

5.3.6.B - USES IN RESIDUAL LAND

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of adding the following sentence to the end of Subsection 5.3.6.B.4: "Further division of these lots will not be permitted except as noted in Subsection 5.3.6.C.2 below."

Motion carried 3-0.

4.3.10.A - FARMSTEAD

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of changing Subsection 4.3.10.A to read:

"Farmstead. That portion or portions of a farm, ranch, dairy, feed yard or poultry farm designated for uses and buildings which are accessory to the operation, including dwellings and equipment storage areas.

  1. Farmstead Accessory Dwellings.

  1. Number. A farmstead is limited to one dwelling for the owner/operator of the property plus one additional dwelling for each 40 acres of contiguous ownership. For example, a farmstead on a 40-acre farm could include two dwellings, one for the owner and one for farm help. A farmstead on an 80-acre farm could include three dwellings, one for the owner and two for farm help.
  2. Occupancy. Farmstead dwellings may be occupied by the owner/operator, their immediate family, and residents needed to support the agricultural operation.
  3. Siting. Each farmstead must be designed to allow a logical pattern of lots that all meet minimum lot size and setback requirements of the applicable zoning district and provide for adequate access, drainage and utilities for each lot. Should the agricultural operation cease, the property owner must pursue one of the following options:

    1. The Rural Land Use Process;
    2. Subdivision;
    3. Conservation Development to place each accessory farm dwelling on a separate lot;
    4. Identify a separate 35-acre or larger track for each accessory dwelling; or
    5. Present a proposal to be approved by the Larimer County Planning Director.

  1. Fees and Standards. Capital expansion fees must be paid for each dwelling when the building permit is issued. Each dwelling must comply with the Standards for All Development required by Section 8 of this Code.
  2. Agreement. Each plan approved for a Farmstead must include an agreement which includes the terms described in Subsections (c) and (d) above. The agreement must be signed by the property owner, notarized, and recorded with the County Clerk and Recorder. The agreement must state that it runs with the land and is binding on all successors, assigns, heirs and subsequent owners of the property.

  1. Farmstead Agricultural Labor Housing

  1. A Farmstead may include agricultural labor housing subject to Special Review approval by the County Commissioners.

Motion carried 3-0.

9.1.3 - REQUIREMENTS FOR LAND DEDICATION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of changing the third sentence in 9.1.3 (the first unnumbered sentence) to read: "It must then recommend to the County Commissioners whether to require a dedication of land within the development; a payment of a fee-in-lieu of dedication based on the fair market value of the land; or a combination of both. And to change Subsection 9.1.3.D to read: "School Site Fees. Where a school site fee is required to be paid in lieu of dedicating land, the fee will be collected for each dwelling at the time the building permit is issued for the original dwelling.

Motion carried 3-0.

6.3.C - PROCEDURE

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of deleting "County Department of Natural Resources" from Subsection 6.3.C.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE 4 - USES IN ZONING DISTRICTS

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of including Table 4 - Uses in Zoning Districts at the end of Subsection 4.1 as a cross reference for this section.

Motion carried 3-0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners continue this hearing to November 22, 1999 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Hearing Room, 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Motion carried 3-0.

Meeting adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

 

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

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ATTEST:

 

 

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy County Clerk