PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, January 22, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present was Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2001:
  2. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 16, 2001 as presented.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 29, 2001:
  4. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of January 29, 2001 as amended.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  5. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as presented on the consent agenda for January 22, 2001:

A01-23 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE RED FEATHER MOUNTAIN LIBRARY DISTRICT TO LEVY AND COLLECT 2.5 MILL TAX

C01-02 LARIMER COUNTY ALTERNATIVE VEGETABLE PROCESSING FEASIBILITY CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

R01-09s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MELIN AMENDED EXEMPTION PARCELS A, B, & C

R01-10s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SIMON PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R01-11s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BENNET FARM PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R01-12s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE INDIAN RIDGE ESTATES PRELINIMARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R01-13z REZONING FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PETITION OF DANIEL AND NANCY BROWN

R01-14z RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF THE PLATTE RIVER POWER AUTHORITY TO AMEND THE SPECIAL REVIEW

R01-15z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION GRANTING THE CENTURY HELICOPTERS, INC VARIANCE TO THE LARIMER COUNTY FLOODPLAIN REGULATIONS

R01-16s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT OF PRAIRIE TRAILS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT LOT 15, BLOCK 4

R01-17g RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND QUIT CLAIM DEED FOR THE SALE OF PARCEL #95232-00-916 JAYHAWKER GRAVEL PIT TO THE CITY OF LOVELAND

MISCELLANEOUS: Annual certification of Road Mileage to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following license was approved- A Hunt Club- 6%- Fort Collins, CO. The following licenses were issued- Boyd Lake Marina, Inc.- 3.2%- Loveland, CO; Convenience Plus- 3.2%- Fort Collins, CO; Burger Bay- 3.2%- Loveland, CO; and Cloverleaf Kennel Club- 6%- Loveland, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Lancaster stated that agenda items presented for a retreat with the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) actually pertain to the Open Lands Board or Planning Commission and that the purpose and outcome of the retreat remain unknown. Consensus of the Board is to meet with the EAB over dinner prior to a regularly scheduled meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting recessed at 3:00 p.m.

LAND USE HEARING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; Sean Wheeler, Planner II; Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Sylvester Mabry, Civil Engineer; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

Chair Rennels noted that the following items are consent and will not be discussed unless requested by the Board or members of the audience. Ms. Bobbie Douglas requested that item #1 Fossil Creek Reservoir Street Name Change be removed from consent for discussion.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioner remove Fossil Creek Reservoir Street Name Change from the Consent agenda.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. TRAILS AT VISTA BONITA AMENDED PLAT/PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT: 10-6-68; WITHIN THE TRAILS AT VISTA BONITA PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT NORTH OF HIGHWAY 14 1/2 MILE EAST OF I-25

This is a request to change the side yard setbacks on all lots within the Planned Unit Development to 5 feet when 7 feet was originally approved and to alter the street front setback on lot 6 to 15 feet. Staff recommendation is approval of the Amended Plat/Planned Unit Development for the Trails at Vista Bonita Planned Unit Development; allowing a side setback of 5 feet on all lots and a reduced setback of 15 feet on lot 6 along the street frontage, with the following condition 1. The Amended Plat is subject to all previous conditions of approval imposed at the time of the original Preliminary Plat approval on October 18, 1999.

3. WALDO CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT FINAL PLAT: W 1/2 23-09-68; NORTHEAST OF WELLINGTON AND APPROXIMATELY 1 MILE EAST OF I-25, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD #66.

This is a request for a Final Plat approval of a Conservation Development to divide 35 acres into 3 lots for single family residential uses in the O-Open Zone District. Staff findings are 1. The proposed amendments will comply with the Larimer County Land Use Code; 2. The Conservation Development remains compatible with other development in the surrounding area; 3. Approval of proposed amendments will not result in any significant impacts to neighboring properties, the natural environment or the provision of services and infrastructure; 4. The proposed amendments will not adversely affect property values in the surrounding area. Staff recommendation is approval of the Final Plat request for the Waldo Conservation Development as per the following 1. Access for Lot 2 will be directly off of County Road #66. The applicant must still comply with all requirements of the County Engineer that would apply such as obtaining the appropriate access permits; 2. The Dedicated Right-of-Way will be converted to a Right-of-Way Reservation.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Trails @ Vista Bonita Amended Planned Unit Development #00-S1723 and Waldo Conservation Development Final Plat #00-S1563 as presented and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

1. FOSSIL CREEK RESERVOIR AREA STREET NAME CHANGES: SOUTHEAST OF THE CURRENT CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS WITHIN THE GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA AND IN THE AREA OF FOSSIL CREEK RESERVOIR.

This is a request to name segments of existing numbered County Roads in the area southeast of the City of Fort Collins to be consistent with City names. Staff recommendation is to rename the following County Roads to the corresponding names:

  • County Road 7 to Strauss Cabin Road
  • County Road 9 to Ziegler Road
  • County Road 11 to South Timberline Road
  • County Road 32 to Carpenter Road
  • County Road 34 to Trilby Road
  • County Road 36 to Kechter Road

Mr. Helmick provided a brief background on this request and stated that it is consistent with the Larimer County Land Use Code and the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) street naming guidelines. Mr. Lancaster noted the proposed changes would prevent confusion and provide consistency for emergency response vehicles.

Ms. Bobbie Douglas, resident of County Road 36, noted the cost involved in changing her address personally as well as her business. Ms. Douglas also stated that the City of Fort Collins should not be imposing their standards on County residents and that the City will not annex her and others in the area ever.

Ms. Dorothy Buderas stated that she does not care for the word "Cabin" in Strauss Cabin Road and that it infers a mountain area. The name is too long, Ms. Buderas noted.

Chair Rennels asked when the name changes would be effective and Mr. Lancaster stated upon the signing of an IGA. Commissioner Gibson asked if the purpose of changing the county road name prior to annexation is because fewer citizens would be affected and Mr. Lancaster replied in the affirmative.

Mr. Ted Shepard, City of Fort Collins, stated that an ordinance adopted by the City-states that streets shall be "named". Mr. Shepard also noted that the postal service would deliver to both addresses for one year. Chair Rennels inquired as to the length of Strauss Cabin Road and Mr. Shepard stated that the names chosen recognize the history of the area and fit the theme of street names within the Fossil Creek Reservoir Area Plan.

Ms. Buderas renewed her objection to the inclusion of "cabin" and noted that the mans' name was "Strauss" not "Strauss Cabin".

Ms. Douglas stated that subdivisions would not be affected by the proposed changes because they would not be addressed of the County Roads.

Mr. Shepard stated that mix uses will front and be addressed off the county roads, not just residential.

Commissioner Gibson confirmed the changes would be within the influence area only and Mr. Helmick replied in the affirmative. Chair Rennels suggested double signage, the street name and the county road number below and Mr. Lancaster said that is possible.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Fossil Creek Reservoir Street Name Changes as proposed and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

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A T T E S T

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board