PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, January 31, 2000

There were no scheduled meetings with the Board of County Commissioners today.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster; Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Russ Legg, Chief Planner; K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager; Deni LaRue, Community Information Officer; and Donna Hart, Commissioners Office Administrative Manager. Recording Clerk: Gael Cookman.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Open Session for Public Comment consisted of a lengthy discussion regarding the Prairie Trails Subdivision; both the developers of this subdivision and the neighbors adjacent to this subdivision addressed the Board with opposite opinions concerning fluctuating of groundwater levels that have occurred since construction began on the subdivision. The developer noted that they have conducted a ground water study, which indicates that there have not been any injuries to the neighboring water rights. Don Morgan, spokesperson for the surrounding neighborhood, stated that he has conducted his own studies and presented the Board with a handout of the water levels in three of the four ponds in question; he noted that the water levels in their three adjudicated ponds have declined substantially since development construction began on this property. The Board listened to both sides and to the opinion of the Planning and Engineering Staff and noted that they would review everything with Staff and the County Attorney, and then they would be in touch with both the developers and the neighbors within the next 10 days.

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR JANUARY 24, 2000:
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    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for January 24, 2000, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3-0.

  3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 7, 2000:
  4. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of February 7, 2000, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3-0.

  5. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioner approve the following documents (with the exception of the renewal of the Drink-n-Dawg liquor license which will be discussed during Worksession) as listed on the Consent Agenda for February 1, 2000:

ACTION ITEMS: Approval for Request to Reinstate and Increase FTE Level of One Maternity Program Public Health Nurse Position and One Maternity Program Health Social Work Position for the Health and Environment Department; Approval for Request to Waive the Job Posting and competitive Application Process Required by the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual for the Reinstated Health Social Work Position and offer the position to Ashley Abbey, also with the Health and Environment Department.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Emge Minor Land Division #99-S1506; Letters of Support Requesting Federal Funding to Continue the Transfort and Jitterbus Transit Services; Oath of Office for Michael L. Pierson and Deputy District Attorney.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval for renewal of liquor license was granted to: Citizens for Preservations of Property Rights - SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT; Glen Haven Inn - 6% - Glen Haven, CO; Archer's Poudre River Resort - 6% - Bellvue, CO. Licenses were issued to: Branding Iron Liquor - 6% - Laporte, CO; Convenience Plus - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO; Burger Bay - 3.2% - Loveland, CO; Boyd Lake Marina, Inc. - 3.2% - Loveland, CO; Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon - 6%- Fort Collins, CO.

A00-14 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK (To provide election equipment)

A00-15 LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CARTER LAKE MARINA, INC. (Marina Operations)

A00-16 AMENDMENT TO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE WORKFORCE COORDINATING COUNCIL (Extending the agreement regarding One-Stop Career Center to December 31, 2000)

A00-17 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AND PRO-SERVE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES (to provide investigation and process services)

C00-01 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS (provide funding for the Larimer Home Ownership Program)

Motion carried 3-0.

5. APPROVAL OF ESTES PARK INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT: Mr. Legg presented the Intergovernmental Agreement for the Estes Valley Development Code noting that it establishes how the Code will be operated between the Town of Estes Park and Larimer County; he explained that the effective date of the Code is February 1, 2000.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Estes Park Intergovernmental Agreement as it relates to the Estes Valley Development Code.

Motion carried 3-0.

A00-18 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK (Regarding the Estes Valley Development Code)

6. LILY LAKE WATER AND RECREATIONAL RIGHTS ACQUISITIONS: Ms. Cameron requested Board approval to expend $30,000 from the Larimer County Open Space Sales Tax Fund for purchase of water and recreational rights at Lily Lake; she noted that the purchase of both the water and recreational rights would further protect this scenic eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, allow for continued recreational uses that are consistent with the Park Service goals, protect wildlife habitat and provide for the enjoyment of local residents as well as the many park visitors. Ms. Cameron noted that there are six other entities that will be contributing funds towards this project: Great Outdoors Colorado, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain National Park Associates, Tahosa Valley Property Owners Association, Town of Estes Park, and Trout Unlimited.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the use of $30,000 from the Open Lands Fund for the Lily Lake Water and Recreational Rights Acquisitions.

Motion carried 3-0.

R00-26g RESOLUTION TO EXPEND $30,000 FROM THE OPEN SPACE SALES TAX FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF WATER AND RECREATIONAL RIGHTS LILY LAKE

7. WORKSESSION: Mr. Lancaster presented the Board with the Sheriff's Reports for the Drink-n-Dawg Tavern noting that their liquor license is up for renewal. After some discussion, the Board decided that they would like to hold a renewal hearing for this liquor establishment.

8. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Rennels noted that she testified before the Agriculture Committee for conservation funding for the Circle ranches, she noted that this Bill passed 11-1. Commissioner Rennels noted that she would also be going to Legislature tomorrow to work on the salary bill.

Commissioner Disney noted that he attended the Policy and Oversight meeting for North Front Range Transportation Alternatives Feasibility Study (TAFS) and discussed what they need to do to meet the mobility needs for the North Front Range Corridor for the next 20 years; he noted that there was quite a bit of discussion on introducing a bill to buy the Boulder Branch of the Union Pacific to preserve some of the rail right-of-way

Chair Olson noted that she testified before the General Government Committee regarding the CCI/CML Bill and it passed 8-3.

9. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters discussed today.

Meeting adjourned at 10:55 a.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