PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, February 21, 2000

There were no scheduled meetings today for the Board of County Commissioners due to the President's Holiday.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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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: Ginny Riley, Director Human Services; Jim Terndel, Manager Child Welfare Division; Ralph Jacobs, Director Human Resources; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Administrative Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. 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.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of February 14, 2000, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of February 28, 2000, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  • Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents and action items as listed on the Consent Agenda for Document Review on February 22, 2000:

ACTION ITEMS: Expenditure of $166,250 to Foothills Gateway for the Year 2000; Appointment of Sally Landes to the Office on Aging for a three-year term ending June 30, 2003; Waiver of Personnel Policy for Posting of Vacancies to allow the Transfer of Jeff Hertz to Facilities as Facilities Project Coordinator.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENT: GOCO Log #7031 Poudre-Big Thompson Rivers Legacy Project Progress Report and January 2000 Workplan Update & First Addendum to Legacy Project Grant Agreement (A98-166 dated October 20, 1998).

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Horsetooth Marina Resort - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.; Schmidt's Olde Time Bakery, Ltd. - 6% - Loveland, CO.; A Hunt Club - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Cloverleaf Kennel Club - 6% - Loveland, CO.; Poudre River Resort - 3.2% - Bellvue, CO.; and a Special Events Permit for Citizens for Preservation of Property Rights - 6% - Loveland, CO. County approval was granted to South Taft Liquor, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

A00-28 CABLE SYSTEM AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COMTEL TECHNOLOGY

(Installation of Cable at the Justice Center)

A00-29 SECOND AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

RELATING TO DEVELOPER'S OBLIGATION IN BROOKLIND

ESTATES RURAL LAND PLAN (Amend Watershores to be

Dedicated to Home Owners Association in Subdivision)

C00-02 CONTRACT FOR UPGRADING HIGHWAY/RAILROAD GRADE

CROSSING WARNING DEVICES UNDER FEDERAL SECION

130 PROGRAM

R00-32s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED

EXEMPTION AND EASEMENT VACATION OF THE RICHEY

EXEMPTION

R00-33s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MASTER

PLAN AND PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR PHASE I OF WESTCHASE

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

R00-34s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT

AND VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT IN GLACIER VIEW

MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, 8TH FILING, LOTS 96 AND 97

R00-35s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE THOMPSON

WRIGHT SUBDIVISION

R00-36s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE KELLY FARMS

SUBDIVISION

R00-37g RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE CONTRACT FOR UPGRADING

HIGHWAY/RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING WARNING DEVICES

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. PROPOSAL TO CLOSE THE YOUTH SAFE RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER: Ms. Riley requested Board approval to close the Youth Safe residential treatment center, effective March 31, 2000; she explained that Larimer County has operated the Youth Safe program since 1990 and has struggled each year to keep the program costs within the revenue received and since 1991, the County has had to subsidize the deficits of this program for a total of over $888,000, not counting county and department indirect costs. Ms. Riley noted that the ten-year lease with Foothills Gateway is up for renewal at the end of 2000 and will include an increase in rent from $3.50/square foot to $12-$15/square foot. In addition, Ms. Riley stated that two new residential treatment centers are slated to open in the next few months, operated by the Jacob Center and Mountain Crest Hospital, and the manager of Youth Safe has recently resigned to accept a position managing one of these new centers, and other staff may do the same, potentially leaving the County with problems providing adequate staffing to the facility. In conclusion, Ms. Riley stated that that increased resources for placement in community treatment centers, budget deficits, and anticipated rent increases make it necessary to close this facility and place youth residents in other local facilities.

Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Ms. Riley informed the Board that as they used Community Development Block Grant monies for some renovations and construction in the facility ten years ago, and they are 6 months short of the ten-year deadline, a payback to the program may be required. Ms. Riley stated that she has contacted the State and Don Sandoval indicated to her that with a letter from her department explaining the situation, they possibly will release us from the obligation. Ms. Riley also requested a waiver of the purchasing and disposal policy of county equipment they won't need and she requested authorization from the Board to offer a two weeks' severance incentive to employees to stay until the closing date in hopes that current staff won't decide to leave early and leave them short staffed. Ms. Riley stated they would also like to retain any revenue received to cover deficits for close-out expenses.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the requests to: 1) Close the Youth Safe program, effective March 31, 2000; 2) Authorize the Department to provide two weeks severance incentive to employees who stay until the closing date based on their average weekly pay since January 1, 2000; 3) Authorize the Department to negotiate an early release from the lease with Foothills Gateway with the final formal agreement being signed by the Commissioners; 4) Authorize the Department to negotiate sale of any Youth Safe equipment or furnishings not needed by the Department to Foothills Gateway, a residential treatment center used for placements by the Department, or any other nonprofit organization providing services in support of Human Services programs with remaining items to be sold through the County's auction process with net proceeds to be returned to the Department; and 5) Authorize the Department to retain those sale revenues in the Department's fund to cover the deficit and closeout expenses.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. WORKSESSION:

-- Estes Valley Board of Adjustment: Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that he discussed the appointments of board members to the Estes Valley Board of Adjustment with Rich Widner, Estes Park Town Administrator; he noted there are supposed to be five members on the Board - three from Estes Park and two from Larimer County. Of the applications received, one of the applicants has a Glen Haven Post Office Box address and so it is not certain if he would qualify as a County or Estes Park member. Commissioner Disney will contact this applicant to determine the exact location of his residence. Mr. Lancaster stated that the other Larimer County applicant to serve on this Board is Julia Lamy and he recommended she be appointed today.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Julia Lamy to the Estes Valley Board of Adjustment.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Progressive 15: Mr. Lancaster noted that the Board received an invitation to join the group called Progressive 15; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to decline the invitation to join Progressive 15.

-- Report on Cornerstones: Ms. LaRue submitted a plaque board showing examples of cornerstones the Masons have done throughout our area in hospitals, schools, etc.; she noted that they have laid the cornerstones for the two previous Courthouses. Ms. LaRue stated that the Masons contacted Facilities to ask about laying the cornerstone for the new Justice Center; she noted that since this is a County-wide project, it needs to involve more than just Masons from Fort Collins and so they are bringing in Masons from all over the County. Ms. LaRue submitted a drawing showing the front of the Justice Center and the location of the cornerstone; she noted that Henzel Phelps Construction will supply the stone to match the building and the Masons will pay for the engraving. Ms. LaRue stated that the Board needs to solicit groups to decide what should go in the time capsule. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve the concept of the cornerstone as presented.

7. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported that at last week's meeting of the Policy Oversite Committee (comprised of elected officials from participating jurisdictions in the I-25 Corridor Study), he was elected Chair of that Committee.

8. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no Legal Matters today.

The meeting recessed at 10:25 a.m.

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened 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: Matt Lafferty Planner II; Sylvester Mabry, Civil Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

Chair Olson noted that the applicant has requested that the Larimer Terminal Subdivision Lot 1, Block 3 and Lots 2 & 3 Block 2 Right-of-Way Vacation be removed from today's agenda until further notice.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners remove the Larimer Terminals Subdivision Lot 1, Block 3 and Lots 2 & 3 Block 2 Right of Way Vacation (#99-S1498) until further notice, as requested by the applicant.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Mr. Timm introduced Sarah Flick, the new Environmental Planner, to the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2000

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:09 p.m. for an Executive Session. Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Carol Block, Director of Finance; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities; and Bob Keister, Budget Manager.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 2:09 p.m. for discussion of property acquisition.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 3:45 p.m.; no action taken.

 

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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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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk