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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, September 30, 2002

There were no hearings held on Monday, September 30, 2002.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Bender and Rennels were present. Also present were: Laura Sartor, Human Services; Kathy Wolfe, Extension Office; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Director; Charlie Johnson, Land Agent; Donna Hart, Deni LaRue, and Melinda Keen, Commissioner's Office; Michelle Muller, Public Relations Intern; and Gael Cookman, Recording Clerk.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Nicole Gawronski, from Project Self Sufficiency discussed with the Board and Ms. Sartor the recent budgetary cuts that have affected Project Self Sufficiency particularly in the childcare area.

2. RECONVENE AS THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners reconvene as the Board of Equalization.

Motion carried 3-0.

Ms. Cookman presented the Board with the Referee recommendations from the Senior Tax Exemption Hearings held on September 23, 2002.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners accept the Referee recommendations for the Board of Equalization hearings held on September 23, 2002.

Motion carried 3-0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners to continue with the Administrative Matters Meeting.

Motion carried 3-0.

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2002:

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of September 23, 2002 with noted corrections.

Motion carried 3-0.

4. REVIEW OF THE BOARD'S SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2002: Ms. Hart reviewed the schedule with the Board.

5. APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as listed on the Consent Agenda for October 1, 2002:

10012002A001 ADDENDUM TO THE FAIRGROUNDS DESIGN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BHA DESIGN, INC.

MISCELLANEOUS: Poudre City Lots 15 and 16 Amended Plat; Carter Lake Valley Lots 5 and 6, Block 3 Amended Plat; Amended Plat of Hiawatha Heights, a portion of Lot 2 and the west half of Lot 3, Block 30.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved: AAC Adoption Foundation - Special Event 3.2% - Loveland; George Beach Post No. 4 - 3.2% - LaPorte; Rock Dance Club - 6% - Fort Collins; City Limit Liquors - 6% - Fort Collins. The following licenses were issued: Charco Broiler - 6% - Fort Collins; Beaver Inn - 6% - Red Feather Lake; The Canyon Grill - 6% - Fort Collins; Horsetooth Liquor - 6% - Fort Collins; Castillon's Lounge - 6% - Fort Collins.

Motion carried 3-0.

6. PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 6 - 12 AS 4-H WEEK: Ms. Wolfe explained that 2002 celebrates the 100th year of 4-H and she noted some historical facts on the formation of the 4-H program. Ms. Wolfe then introduced Ariel Sawyer and Carl Whitman as 4-H members and Lori Whitman as Carl's mother. Both Ms. Sawyer and Mr. Whitman shared their 4-H experiences with the Board, noting in particular how the 4-H program has been an extremely positive influence in both of their lives at such a young age.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of October 6 through October 12 as 4-H week.

Motion carried 3-0.

Commissioner Rennels then read the proclamation aloud. Ms. Wolfe thanked the Board for their continued support of the 4-H program.

7. DISCUSS RIGHT OF WAY ISSUES ON ROADS IN THE VICINITY OF THE VIRGINIA DALE STAGE STOP: Mr. Engemoen stated that there still are unresolved issues with the roads surrounding the Virginia Dale Stage Stop; he noted that trying to determine whether or not these roads are public or private has proven to be very difficult. Mr. Engemoen stated that the work involved in determining the status of these roads would require investments in consultants and staff time and may give rise to a number of legal questions that could require further investigations and resources - such as the possibility of roads being built outside of easement boundaries. Mr. Engemoen asked the Board for direction on how to proceed with this issue, as there are citizens that have expressed a desire to for the County to vacate some of these public roads. Some discussion ensued and the Board asked Mr. Engemoen to write a letter to the affected property owners, explain the situation, and give the property owners the process to proceed with vacating public roads should they choose to do so.

8. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Ms. Keen reviewed the following recommendations for appointments/reappointments to the Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission: Stephanie Brown, Marilyn McIntyre, Teri Schoonveld, and William Stout, reappointments for a three-year term expiring June 30, 2005; and Valerie Macri-Lind appointment (to fill an unexpired term) for a two-year term expiring June 30, 2004.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments and reappointments to the Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission as outlined above.

Motion carried 3-0.

9. WORKSESSION: Mr. Lancaster noted that the County Budget for 2003 is coming along nicely and it appears that there will be approximately $500,000 available for department service proposals.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: The Board reviewed their activities of the previous week.

11. LEGAL MATTERS: None.

The meeting recessed at 10:40 a.m., no further action taken.

ABATEMENT HEARING FOR

CHARLIE L'S PUB

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The Board reconvened at 1:30 p.m. to hear a petition for abatement of taxes for personal property related to Charlie L's Pub. Chair Gibson presided and Commissioner Bender was present. Also present were Bonnie Swartz, Assessor's Office; and Gael Cookman, Recording Clerk.

Chair Gibson noted for the record that the petitioner was not present and he asked Ms. Swartz to read the file into the record. Ms. Swartz noted for the record that this hearing pertains to Charlie L's Pub, Schedule Number P0877034, and it was originally scheduled for September 25, 2002 at 3:30 p.m., but the hearing was reschedule to this afternoon as the petitioner's request. Ms Swartz explained that the current owner purchased this business in April of 2000 and that the value was certified to the Treasurer for advance collection on April 19, 2000. Ms. Swartz stated that the current owner filed the 2001 declaration schedule indicating no equipment was added to or deleted from the equipment he purchased with the business. Ms. Swartz explained that the instructions for filing the declaration schedule clearly state that a new owner must file a complete list of the equipment acquired at the time of the sale; this must include the purchase date and cost of the equipment. Ms. Swartz noted that failure to properly file the declaration might prevent one from receiving refund or abatement. Ms. Swartz stated that the value was mailed to the business location, 271 SE 14th Street, Loveland, Colorado just as all the communications from the Assessor's Office have been mailed since 1987. Finally, Ms. Swartz noted that the owner claims to have missed the opportunity to protest the 2001 value because he did not receive the notice of value. Ms. Swartz requested that the Larimer County Assessor's recommendation to assess the 2001 actual value of $12,910.00 be confirmed by the Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners deny the petition for abatement for Charlie L's Pub, Personal Property #P0877034.

Motion carried 2-0.

The meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2002

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING

FOR EL CHUBASCO

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:30 p.m. for a liquor license hearing for El Chubasco. Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Bender and Rennels were present. Also present were Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Linda Connors, Assistant County Attorney; and Gael Cookman, Recording Clerk.

Ms. Connors explained that there are some problems that will cause this hearing to be continued to a future date; she specifically noted that the hearing was not posted properly in accordance with Statute, a court reporter was not present, and the preliminary background check came back on the applicant, Mr. Bibian Mercado, with some issues that call for further investigation prior to a liquor license being approved. Ms. Connors stated that for these three reasons the hearing would have to be postponed to a future date. Some discussion ensued regarding what how soon the hearing could be rescheduled, and Ms. Connors and Ms. Cookman assured Mr. Mercado that they would work with the Sheriff's Department in order to expedite the background investigation.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners continue the Liquor License Hearing for El Chubasco to a future date within the shortest timeframe possible.

Motion carried 3-0.

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

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GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy County Clerk

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