PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, March 6, 2000

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session; Acting Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Olson participated via phone. Also present were Sean Wheeler and Matt Lafferty, Planners II, Sylvester Mabry, Engineering, Doug Ryan, Environmental Health, and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Jean O'Connor.

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

  1. RAMONA HEIGHTS BLOCKS 7 & 8 AMENDED PLAT & ROAD VACATION #99-S1393: SW1/4 28-10-73- OFF COUNTY ROAD 74E IN RED FEATHER LAKES AREA, ON LONE PINE DRIVE IN RAMONA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION
  2. This request is to adjust the boundary lines between four lots, combining three of the lots into a single property approximately 26,899 +/- square feet in size. The applicant also requests the vacation of an unbuilt, 20 foot by 100 foot section of Lone Pine Drive that runs through Lot 15a, Block 7 and Lots 2a, 2b, 3a and 3b, along with a portion of Lots 1B. Staff findings include: 1.The proposed amended plat and road vacation are in compliance with the Larimer County Master Plan, the Larimer County Zoning Resolution and the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution, 2. The amended plat and road vacation are compatible with other development in the surrounding area, 3. Approval of the amended plat and road vacation will not result in any significant impacts to neighboring properties, the natural environment or the provision of services and infrastructure, 4. Property values in the surrounding area would not be adversely affected by the amended plat and road vacation. The staff recommendation is for Approval of #99-S1393, an Amended Plat of 4 lots in Ramona Heights Blocks 7 and 8 and Vacation of a Section of Lone Pine Drive, subject to the following condition; 1. No existing utility easements are to be vacated by this approval.

     

     

     

  3. AMENDED EXEMPTION OF THE ARNOLD/BARNHARD EXEMPTIONS #00-S1532: SE 1/4 OF 15-05-72; OF THE 6TH P.M. LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO

This request is to allow the realignment of the common lot line between Lot 3, Block 1 Glen Comfort Subdivision and Lot 1 Beckwith-County Subdivision. Staff findings include: The applicant shall provide the information requested by the Larimer County Health Department prior to final signature by the Board of Commissioners and recording of the amended plat. Staff recommendation is to approve the request to amended the plat of Lot 3, Block 1 Glen Comfort Subdivision and Lot 1 Beckwith-County Subdivision, subject to the following condition(s) of approval: 1. Applicant shall provide the information requested by the Larimer County Health Department as noted in the attached memo dated February 22, 2000, 2. The applicant shall add the following note to the final plat: "No structures are located within the applicable zoning setbacks." All conditions of approval to be completed prior to the recording of the Final Plat.

MOTION

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and recommendations and approve the Ramona Heights Blocks 7 & 8 Amended Plat and Road Vacation #99-S1393 and Amended Exemption of the Arnold/Barnhard Exemptions #00-S1532.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The hearing was adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. with Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman; Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present were Russ Legg, Chief Planner; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Director; Deni LaRue, Community Information Officer; and Donna Hart, Commissioners Office Administrative Manager. Recording Clerk, Jean O'Connor.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 28, 2000:
  3. MOTION

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of February 28, 2000.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  4. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2000:
  5. MOTION

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of March 13, 2000.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  6. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:
  7. MOTION

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the Consent Agenda for March 7, 2000:

    ACTION ITEMS: 1. Request for Re-categorization of the Applications Development and /End user Computing Manager from a Category 415.B.2. Classified Employee to a Category 415.B.1 Appointed County Official Effective March 1, 2000. 2. Request from Clerk and Recorder's Office for the addition of 5 FTE's (Technicians: 3 in the Fort Collins Motor Vehicle Office, 1 in the Recording Department, and 1 in the Loveland Motor Vehicle Office.). 3. Request from Parks and Open Lands to convert a limited term employee to a regular employee (Meegan Flenniken). 4. The appointment of Julia Lamy to the Estes Valley Board of Adjustment for a term effective March 7, 2000 through June 20, 2002. 5. The appointment of Joseph Ball to the Estes Valley Board of Adjustment for a term effective March 7, 2000 through June 30, 2002.

    LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval for Citizens for Preservation of Private Property Rights - 6% (Special Events Permit) - Fort Collins, CO.; South Taft Liquor, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO, and Glen Haven General - 3.2% - Glen Haven, CO.

    C00-09 CONTRACT BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO (Comply with the Gas Sales Contracts between End User and Supplier and to Deliver Natural Gas to the Delivery Points as specified)

    C00-10 ENERGY & MINERAL IMPACT ASSISTANCE FUND CONTRACT CHANGE LETTER #1

    R00-50s FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DICKINSON EXEMPTION

    R00-51s FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JACOBSON RANCH PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

    R00-52z FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE KAUFFMAN/WAGNER PIT SPECIAL REVIEW

    R00-53z FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE R & O GRAVEL PIT SPECIAL REVIEW

    R00-54s FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING COLARD AMENDED MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

    R00-55z FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WATERDALE SUBDIVISION AND AMENDED REZONING

    R00-56s FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TRAILS AT VISTA BONITA PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN AND PRELIMINARY PHASE PLAN

    R00-57s FINDINGS & RESOLUTION APPROVING HUANG PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  8. GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION AWARD: Carol Block, Finance Director, informed the Board that for the 16th year in a row, Larimer County had received this award which is based on the readability and accuracy of the County's financial statements. Ms. Block introduced the following staff who worked on the county financial statements for recognition: Carla Tews, Juilie Lorton, Starr Quam, Terri Bryant, Georgeanne Rutledge and Ann Lujan. The Board thanked Ms. Block and staff for their continued efforts and dedication.
  9. UPDATE OF BOYD LAKE STATE PARK: Mr. Doug Will, Colorado State Parks, provided the Board with an annual update of Boyd Lake State Park for 1999; he reported that for the 5th year in a row, the lake has filled completely in the spring due to precipitation received and cooler than normal temperatures. Mr. Will further stated that the park recently purchased a 23-acre parcel and an 82-acre parcel adjacent to the lake for possible future expansion and the protection of wetlands and shorelines; and that it is anticipated that the existing trail would be extended to connect to the Loveland and Regional trails. Commissioner Disney noted that when the lake is full, the bike trail to the south floods and asked if any improvements to that section of the trail are anticipated. Mr. Will replied that the only cost effective solution is to move the trail and he is currently negotiating with Loveland to address the problem since the City of Loveland owns the trail via an easement granted by the State. Commissioner Disney inquired as to the future of the Russian Olive trees at the entrance on the west border. Mr. Will stated that a GoCo Grant has been approved for re-vegetation, however current plans were to work on the campsites first.
  10. REQUEST TO WAIVE $10,000 LIMIT ON APPROVAL AUTHORITY OF COUNTY MANAGER FOR EARNEST MONEY FOR AN OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners move into Executive Session at 10:00 a.m. for Land Negotiations with K-Lynn Cameron.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 10:10 a.m.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the requested waiver for the $10,000 limit on Approval Authority of the County Manager for Earnest Money for an Open Space Acquisition.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. REQUEST TO APPROVE A $20 APPLICATION FEE FOR PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCES: Mr. Legg stated that currently no fee is established for pre-application conferences and many citizens are scheduling conferences when in fact, they only want to generally discuss the possibility of a development; a small fee for pre-application conferences would effectively discourage pre-mature conferences which utilize excessive staff time/resources. Chair Olson asked Mr. Legg to schedule a meeting with the Board to provide an update on the new Land Use Code with respect to citizen/ staff experiences and reactions.

MOTION

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a $20 fee for Pre-Application Conferences to the County Development Review Fee Schedule.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

  1. LARIMER COUNTY DETENTION CENTER SHERIFF'S ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TRANSPORTATION AND STORM DRAINAGE IMPACTS: Mr. Spencer stated that there are two outstanding issues with respect to obtaining a building permit for the building: 1) Fees or work in lieu of fees for transportation and storm drainage, noting that a traffic impact study had shown negligible impacts, and 2) If impact fees are to be paid then to whom and how much. Mr. Engemoen stated that the impact fee regulation included provisions for fees to be paid either at the building permit stage or prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy. Mr. Engemoen further stated that the facility is needed as a direct result of growth and could perhaps be waived; however, this action could be precedent setting with other quasi judicial facilities such as fire departments, Poudre Valley REA, Inc., etc. Commissioner Disney stated that such a policy is being discussed and the County Attorney is drafting language for such a policy to waive fees if an expansion is needed due to growth. Much discussion ensued regarding potential improvements to Prospect and Midpoint Drive east to I-25 and who is responsible for those improvements, City of Fort Collins and/or Larimer County. Mr. Spencer stated that drainage improvements would benefit all businesses in the area and that Larimer County, being the last development, would solely absorb the cost; and this issue was still being addressed.
  2. MOTION

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners Authorize the issuance of a Building Permit and to come back to the Board at a later date with a Resolution Regarding Fees Prior to the Issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  3. WORKSESSION: Mr. Gluckman discussed three items with the Board:

1. Environmental Health Survey- Ed Schemm, Jerry Blehm and Doreen Kemp had researched marketing firms to perform this survey to provide accurate and valid information and found that the Marketing Division at Colorado State University would be the most thorough. Mr. Gluckman stated that the cost was anticipated to be between $6,000 and $8,000 and requested that funds be allocated from the Commissioners Special Projects Fund.

Consensus of the Board was to allocate no more than $8,000 from the Commissioners Special Projects Fund for the Environmental Health Survey and if costs exceed this amount, any excess would be taken form the Health Department budget.

2. Youth Leadership Worksession- A joint project between Larimer County, the City of Fort Collins and Poudre School District, cost is being shared between these entities; Mr. Gluckman requested $437.50 be allocated from the Commissioners Special Projects Fund for payment of the facilitator.

Consensus of the Board was to allocate $437.50 from the Commissioners Special Projects Fund for payment of the facilitator at the Youth Leadership Worksession.

3. Colorado State Fair Outreach Program- This is a pilot program designed to encourage citizen participation in the State Fair. The request is for $100 to $200 dollars from the Commissioners Special Projects Fund to off-set the cost of volunteers who would pick up entries, take them to the fair and then return the entry to their owner. Commissioner Disney felt the program could be precedent setting and the parameters are vague. Chair Olson stated that she had sent the request to the Extension Office and did not recall why it was being brought back to the Board, she suggested waiting to make a decision until further discussion with the County Manager.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Disney stated he attended the regular meeting of the North Front Range Transportation & Air Quality Planning Council on March 2, 2000, and the council took the following action: a) Approved a revised priority ranking of two Fort Collins rail projects in the 2020 Regional Transportation Plan, b) Approved reprogramming of $40,000 for the I-25/SH 392 UPWP study project to be incorporated into a more Comprehensive Sub-Area Transportation Study for the Crossroads Boulevard Area surrounding I-25 north of US 34. Commissioner Disney also stated that he had attended the Executive Council Luncheon and they decided to meet quarterly and that the Council had voted to have a retreat.

12. LEGAL MATTERS: None

The hearing adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

 

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

 

MYRNA RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

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ATTEST:

 

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JEAN M. O'CONNOR, DEPUTY COUNTY CLERK