MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, October 28, 2002

There were no Land Use Hearings this Date

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2002

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Bender and Rennels were present. Also present were Ralph Jacobs, Human Resources; Joe Ferrando, Community Corrections; Carol Block and Terri Bryant, Finance Department; K-Lynn Cameron and Jerry White, Open Lands; Donna Hart and Deni La Rue, Commissioner's Office; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2002:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 21, 2002 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2002: Ms. Hart reviewed the schedule with the Board.

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented:

10292002A001 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND RESIDUAL LAND USE RESTRICTIONS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PHELDOR INVESTMENTS LLC AND RISTVUE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION FOR THE RISTVUE II RURAL LAND PLAN

10292002R001 RESOLUTION FOR STATUTORY VESTED RIGHTS FOR RISTVUE II RURAL LAND USE PLAN

10292002R002 SUPPLEMENT TO THE FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING RISTVUE II PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

MISCELLANEOUS: Amended plat of Lot 2 Terra Vista Minor Residential Development; Amended plat of Lots 2A and 2B Hanna Minor Land Division; Amended plat of Lots 1A and B, Block 20A and Lots 1A and B, 2, 3, Block 20 Amended plat of record for Ramona Heights; and Final Plat of RistVue II Rural Land Plan.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved Seven Eleven Store #32276- 3.2%- Fort Collins, CO; The Red Feather Café and Bar- Transfer of Ownership- Tavern- Red Feather Lakes, CO; and American Legion- Special Event 6%- Fort Collins, CO. The following licenses were issued The Red Feather Café and Bar- Temporary Tavern- Red Feather Lakes, CO; Berthoud Arts & Humanities Alliance- Special Event 6%- Berthoud, CO; and Mexican Inn- H & R- Loveland, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. JUVENILE TRANSPORTATION POSITIONS: Mr. Ferrando requested funding to hire 6 new full time employees in December 2002 for training. Thereafter, Mr. Ferrando continued, these employees have been approved in the 2003 budget. Due to the increasing contractual costs, Community Corrections will be handling juvenile transfers effective January 1, 2003, but training is necessary before the start date. Mr. Gluckman noted that funds are available from carryover. Mr. Ferrando stated the approximate cost is $22,000.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $22,000 from carryover funds, for Community Corrections to hire and train six new full time employees in December 2002 for juvenile transportation operations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. PERSONNEL POLICY SECTION 204: Mr. Jacobs requested approval of the revised policy section 204, which includes the changes previously requested by the Board regarding notification of entry level position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the revised Section 204 of the Personnel Policy.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. EXTERNAL AUDITORS: Ms. Bryant requested the Board accept staff recommendation to select and award the annual audit contract to Grant Thorton LLP, renewable for up to five-years. Ms. Bryant noted that Grant Thorton LLP is highly qualified in governmental auditing and has a tremendous support system. Chair Gibson asked if the RFP included a bid request and Ms. Block replied in the affirmative but noted that the lowest bid is not being recommended; the bid is only one factor of many in choosing a firm.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners award the external audit contract to Grant Thorton, LLP for the year 2002 with a potential annual renewal of no more than five years.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. GRANT REQUEST FOR THE NORTHERN COLORADO COMMUNITY SEPARATOR LEGACY PROJECT: Ms. Cameron stated that Great Outdoor Colorado (GoCO) has requested explanation for the amount of dollars requested in the Separator Grant application vs. the number of acres to be preserved. Ms. Cameron requested Board support for a letter of clarification to GoCO with the Chair's signature.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Chair to sign a letter of clarification to GoCO regarding the application submitted for the Northern Colorado Community Separator Legacy Project.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. INDIAN CREEK RANCH OPEN SPACE AND LAND ACQUISITION: Mr. White requested approval of a resolution for the acquisition of 600-acres at Indian Creek Ranch as the first phase of this project. The owner of the property, Mr. White continued, will place a conservation easement over the entire 1500-acre site and negotiations will continue for the remaining 900-acres. The initial 600-acres will cost approximately 2.4 to 3 million dollars and the contract is written so that no more than 5,000 would be paid per acre. Actual price, Mr. White noted would be determined upon receipt of the appraisal.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution for the acquisition of 600-acres for the 1st phase of the Indian Creek Open Space and authorize the expenditure of between 2.4 to 3 million from the Help Preserve Open Space Tax Dollars, exact amount to be determined by an appraisal, and acceptance of the conservation easement.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10292002R003 RESOLUTION FOR THE ACQUISITION OF 600-ACRES OF THE INDIAN CREEK RANCH

10. BLOCK CONSERVATION EASEMENT: Ms. Cameron requested approval for the expenditure of $100,000 for the acquisition of the Block 35-acre Conservation Easement. The landowner, Ms. Cameron continued, is donating $100,000 towards the value of the easement.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $100,000 from the Help Preserve Open Space Tax Dollars to purchase the 35-acre Block Conservation Easement.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

11. WORK SESSION: Mr. Gluckman stated that he and Commissioner Bender have been working on alternative energy in Larimer County and will submitting it to the Environmental Advisory Board for comment.

Mr. Gluckman noted that the Humane Society continues to research the Board's request of approval to address "Holidays" in the Animal Control Ordinance. However, Mr. Gluckman continued, State statute defines over 100 holidays and requested further definition of the Board's intent.

Mr. Gluckman asked if the Board would like a luncheon with local legislators after the November 5 election; the Board concurred.

Commissioner Rennels stated that the Wellington Senior Center is working with MPO trying to get a new bus and requested a letter of support from the Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners provide a letter of support for a new bus, to the Wellington Senior Center and authorize the Chair to sign.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

12. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: The Board noted their attendance at events last week.

13, LEGAL MATTERS: None

EXECUTIVE SESSION (#112)

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session at 10:30 a.m. and cited 24-6-402(4)(a).

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive session ended at 10:50 a.m.; no action was taken.

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GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF 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