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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

There were no Land Use Hearings this week.

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 were Captain Gary Darling, Sheriff's Office; Trish Joyner, Development Specialist; Bev Thurber, Executive Director of Suicide Resource Center; Tony Simons, Wildfire Safety Coordinator; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Jerry White, Engineering; Ginny Riley, Director of Human Services; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board is available for public comment from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of April 23, 2001 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners rescind Agreement A01-56, approved April 24, 2001 but found to be incomplete and inaccurate.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 7, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of May 7, 2001 as amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

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

  1. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the following documents be approved as presented on the consent agenda for May 1, 2001:

A01-59 FIRST ADDENDUM TO AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS REGARDING USE OF GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS CHANNEL AND VIDEO PRODUCTION

R01-64s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT OF LOVELAND COMMERCIAL PLAZA LOTS 1-6

R01-65s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RISTVUE II PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R01-66s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE HILL CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT

MISCELLANEOUS: Sunrise Acres Lots 2A and 3A Amended Plat and Pratt Subdivision Final Plat.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. PROCLAMATION OF LARIMER COUNTY DETENTION OFFICERS WEEK: Captain Darling requested the Board proclaim May 6 - 12, 2001 as Larimer County Detention Officers week; Commissioner Gibson read the proclamation for the record.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve May 6 - 12, 2001 as Larimer County Detention Officers week.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. PROCLAMATION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH: Ms. Joyner and Ms. Thurber requested the Board proclaim May as Mental Health and Suicide Awareness month; Commissioner Bender read the proclamation for the record.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve May as Mental Health and Suicide Awareness month.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. PROCLAMATION OF LAW DAY: Mr. Nathan Donovan, a local attorney, requested the Board proclaim May 1, 2001 as Law Day; Chair Rennels read the proclamation for the record.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim May 1, 2001 as Law Day.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. INFORM THE BOARD OF TWO WILDFIRE SAFETY PROGRAM GRANTS: Mr. Simons informed the Board that he is in receipt of two Federal Grants via Colorado State Forest, one for $25,000 to provide assistance to the Wildfire Safety Specialist and the second for $65,200 to spend on a "Slash Disposal Program". The grants, Mr. Simons continued were approved by the Federal Government in December 2000 but just received and contain a clause stating the funds are to be expended by September 2001. The Slash Disposal Program has not yet been developed and therefore not available for public use, Mr. Simons explained, and that he would be seeking assistance from the Board in requesting an extension of that September date. Mr. Simons noted that Mr. Lancaster would be signing the $25,000 agreement and requested the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the $65,200 agreement.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the grant agreement and authorize the Chair to sign such to expend $65,200 for a Slash Disposal Program.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A01-60 PROJECT AWARD AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE COLORADO STATE FOREST FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF LARIMER COUNTY WILDFIRE SAFETY

9. INTRODUCTION OF JOHN BERNHART OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES LIAISON TO THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: Ms. Riley introduced Mr. Bernhart as a contact at the State Department of Human Services should the Board have any concerns. Mr. Bernhart stated that he is a commissioner liaison State wide and is available to assist in any way, but his position is in no way intended to by-pass County staff. Ms. Riley stated that she and Mr. Bernhart will be working together to ensure issues get the attention necessary.

10. WORK SESSION: None

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Gibson noted his attendance at a breakfast this morning in honor of "Law Day". Commissioner Gibson also stated that he visited the Rocky Ridge quarry, which was very educational.

Commissioner Bender stated that he was back in Washington, D.C. last week fighting for Larimer County's share of PILT dollars.

Chair Rennels stated that she and Mr. Lancaster met with a delegation from Corpus Christi, TX. Discussion ensued as to methods used to improve economic growth in the County and how Larimer County operates.

12. LEGAL MATTERS: Ms. Haag presented a resolution for approval and signature of the Chair regarding back taxes owed to the County Treasurer. Ms. Haag explained that an auction held to raise the back taxes generated more money than was owed and for which it is anticipated that other creditors will make claims against Charles L. Woodward, Treasurer of Larimer County. The resolution, Ms. Haag continued resolves that the Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Loren B. Schall, is authorized to institute and maintain an interpleader action on behalf of the Treasurer.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that he Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution concerning authorization of Mr. Schall in the matter of Sculpture Works, Ltd., a.k.a. Loveland Sculpture, Inc.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R01-67g RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONS IN THE MATTER OF SCULPTURE WORKS, LTD., A.K.A. LOVELAND SCULPTURE, INC.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioner go into executive session at 10:45 a.m. for open land negotiations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive session ended at 11:00 a.m.; no action was taken.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

CLERK AND RECORDER

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(A T T E S T)

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board

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