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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, July 31, 2000

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. to review and approve the recommendations and decisions made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on July 27, 2000. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present was Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendations and decisions made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on July 27, 2000.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

LAND USE MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:05 p.m. with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were Fred Starr, Planner II; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Rusty McDaniel, Project Engineer. Recording Clerk: Jean O'Connor.

Chair Olson stated that the following item is consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board or members of the audience.

  1. AMENDMENT TO THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL FOR THE BUCKHORN GLADE SUBDIVISION: SECTION 01,TOWNSHIP 05 NORTH, RANGE 70 WEST; APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE NORTH OF US HWY. 34 ON THE EASTSIDE OF CR 27, WEST OF BUCKHORN CREEK

This is a request to amend the conditions of approval to allow the relocation of a required deceleration lane from the Red Bluff Street/County Road 27 intersection to the intersection of Co. Rd. 27 and Co. Rd. 24. Staff findings include 1. The applicant is unable to construct the required deceleration, right-turn lane, in the location originally approved by the Board of Commissioners; 2. The applicant has proposed an alternate location for the deceleration, right-turn lane at the intersection of County Road 24 and County Road 27 which has been determined to be an acceptable location by the County Engineer; 3. The applicant has not been required to submit complete engineering drawings for the revised deceleration lane to the County Engineer at the writing of this report; 4. The County Engineer is requesting that the applicant only demonstrate that there is sufficient right-of-way for the proposed deceleration lane. The applicant has provided this information to the satisfaction of the County Engineer; 5. The release of a specified number of building permits will allow third parties that own lots in the development to proceed with construction of homes. Staff recommendation is approve the request for an amendment to the Conditions of Approval for the Buckhorn Glade Subdivision. Specifically: 1. Construction of a Deceleration/Right-turn lane at the Intersection of County Road 24 and County Road 27. This change shall be reflected in both the Findings and Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners and in a modification to the Development Agreement, originally approved on July 21, 1999; 2. The applicant shall provide a supplemental Letter of Credit for these additional improvements, if determined necessary by the County Engineer.

The applicant is also requesting that the Larimer County Commissioners authorizing the release of building permits for at least 16 lots within the Buckhorn Glade Subdivision. Staff recommends that the BCC authorize releasing building permits for 20 of the 26 platted lots in the Buckhorn Glade Subdivision at this time. The remaining lots can be released for building permits when the Larimer County Engineer determines that all improvements and other requirements as specified in the revised Subdivision Improvement Agreement have been inspected, approved and released.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Buckhorn Glade Subdivision Change of Conditions #00-G0011 as submitted and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager at 9:00 a.m.; Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works; Jeannine Haag and Brian Treu, Assistant County Attorneys; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities; Andy Paratore, Director of Information Management Services; Bob Keister, County Budget Manager; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; Ernie Marx, Agriculture Extension Agent; K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager; and Jerry White, Right-Of-Way Agent. Recording Clerk: Jean M. O'Connor.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. John Meleski and Mr. Chuck Patton (Mr. Patton yielded his time to Mr. Meleski) addressed the Board with concerns regarding the design/build contract with the City of Loveland and reviewed actions taken by both the City of Loveland and the County leading up to the signing of said contract. Chair Olson provided written direction to Mr. Meleski and Mr. Patton regarding future inquires and requests for information from County Staff.

Ms. Pamela Gilsenan addressed the Board by requesting assistance for her children prior to the start of the school year.

Mr. Jerry Mead provided the Board with a draft agenda for a meeting regarding the Taft Hill Road widening project and asked the Board to support the rights/efforts of the county citizens living along the road. Mr. Engemoen stated that it is his understanding that the City of Fort Collins has annexed all the right-of-way along Taft Hill Road and therefore the County has no authority regarding design of the road since the project is entirely in the City.

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 24, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 24, 3000 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of August 7, 2000.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as published on the consent agenda on August 1, 2000:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, were approved for the following: Community Affordable Housing (21); Williams Family Limited Partnership (3); Ranae R. & Lloyd F. Williams & Suzette M. Barber/Williams Family Limited; The Green Pepper; and R & R Gravel, Inc.

ACTION ITEMS: Approval of the Inclement Weather Policy Revisions; Appointment of Kevin Gurney to the Environmental Advisory Board to fill an unexpired term effective August 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002; Appointment of Eugene Heikes to the Weed Control District Advisory Committee for a one year term effective July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

AGREEMENTS:

A00-114 GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO TRUST FUND- EAGLE CAMPGOUND IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION

A00-115 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN COMPANY- RENEWAL FOR STATE DATABASE SERVICES

A00-116 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE NORTHER COLORADO WATER CONSERVACY DISTRICT- LETTER OF INTENT FOR ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY

A00-117 SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND MARSH USA, INC- RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT FOR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

R00-155g RESOLUTION ORDERING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PETITIONS FOR A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT- LIN MAR SUBDIVISION

R00-156g RESOLUTION REGARDING PARTIAL RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR STANTON BRIDGE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

MICSCELLANEOUS: Pond's First Subdivision Amended Lot 1; Larimer County Treasurer's Six-Month Report; Public Trustees Second Quarter Report for 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved: Supermarket Liquors- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; Crystal's Lodging, Inc.- 6% Temporary- Loveland, CO; Conoco # 06358,- 3.2%- Loveland, CO; Vern's Liquor- 6%- LaPorte, CO; and Windjammer Roadhouse LLC- 6% Modification of Premises- Loveland, CO. The following liquor licenses were issued: Big Thompson Canyon VFD-6% Special Events Permit- Loveland, CO; Poudre Landmarks Foundation- 6% Special Events Permit- Fort Collins, CO; Colorado State University, State Board of Agriculture- 3.2% Special Events Permit- Fort Collins, CO; Sol's Long Branch Saloon- 6%- LaPorte, CO; Cottonwood Hollow- 6%- Livermore, CO; Red Feather Supermarket- 3.2%- Red Feather Lakes, CO; Custom Cakes and Catering, Inc- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; CSU Concessions- Hughes Stadium- 3.2%- Fort Collins, CO; and Rams Horn & CSU- 6%- Fort Collins, CO

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. LEASE FOR PROBATION: At this time Chair Olson reqused herself due to a conflict of interest. Mr. Lancaster stated that it is time to renew the lease for probation and requested Board approval.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a five-year lease for Probation on the 6th floor of 315 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO.

A00-118 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND JOHNSON INVESTMENTS, INC.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. WAIVER OF THE SALARY POLICY REQUEST FOR ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT:

Mr. Jacobs stated that an employee had been hired in this department and promised a four step (10%) merit increase at the end of probation instead of the policy increase of two-step (5%) increase. Mr. Jacobs noted that this type of error had not occurred in the past and assured the Board that it would not occur in the future. Mr. Jacobs requested Board approval of the 10% increase to honor the commitment made to Ms. Tish Corbridge when she was offered the position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve waiving the provisions of the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual dealing with end of probation pay increases to allow the Road and Bridge Department to increase Ms. Toni Corbridge from a grade 144 step 5 to grade 144 step 9.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. WAIVER OF VACATION LEAVE FORFEITURE REQUEST FOR THE CLERK AND RECORDERS DEPARTMENT:

Mr. Jacobs stated that Ms. Pamela Haslund-Nielsen had forfeited 46.75 vacation hours on the June 30, 2000 payroll. Ms. Nielsen was promoted to Motor Vehicle Manager effective April 10, 2000 and although she has taken some vacation, she has been unable to utilize the number of vacation hours earned in a timely manner. Mr. Jacobs requested the Board approve a waiver of the policy to reinstae 46.75 vacation hours to Ms. Nielsen.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual provision dealing with the forfeiture of unused vacation leave in order to permit the restoration of 46.75 hours of forfeited vacation leave to Pamela Haslund-Nielsen.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. APPROVAL OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPITAL PLAN:

Mr. Paratore stated that in accordance with the Board's Yearly Goals and Objectives for 2000, the Board agrees to the concept, methods, and approach of the Capital Plan; and requested the Board approve and formally adopt the plan. Mr. Paratore stated that the plan will insure that the County will have a clear direction for communication and technology related projects and that projects would be moved to tier one upon approval by Information Management Services (IMS) and/or the Board. The Board thanked Mr. Paratore for the efforts of the IMS staff and noted that the plan has been well thought out. Mr. Keister stated that approximately 75% of the funding for the plan is in place and that all phases will be brought before the Board for action after Mr. Paratore has reviewed and prioritized each project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve adoption of the Larimer County Communications and Information Technology Capital Plan and Associated Processes.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. LARIMER COUNTY LAND EVALUATION AND SITE ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE (LESA):

Mr. Marx requested direction from the Board regarding the list of potential invitees to be on the LESA Committee and who is to sign the cover letter. Suggestions included Commissioner Rennels signature on behalf of the Board; joint signatures consisting of Commissioner Rennels, Extension and the Farmland Trust along with the logos of all. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was for the signatures of the three entities and their logos.

10. WORKSESSION: Mr. Lancaster noted that the joint meeting with the City of Fort Collins is approaching and asked if the Board had any agenda topics. Commissioner Rennels asked to discuss the northeast roads; Commissioner Disney suggested TDU's to the north, the need to prioritize development projects involving the County, and the status of the truck bypass mandate.

Mr. Lancaster urged the Board to utilize the "Follow Up" forms so staff could assist the Board with communications/requests of citizens and/or County staff.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Chair Olson stated that she and her daughter Mary had hosted a roundtable discussion with Ms. Stephanie Finley, Interim Director of Suicide Prevention, providers and victims and the potential result is that Larimer County may receive funding for suicide prevention pilot projects.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS:

EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:40 a.m. to discuss possible litigation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 11:15 a.m., no action was taken.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioner go into Executive Session at 11:15 a.m. to discuss land negotiations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 11:45 a.m., no action was taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR

LARIMER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MYRNA RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER

 

 

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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