MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, April 28, 2003

There were no Land Use Hearings this date.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2003

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Chair Bender presided and Commissioners Gibson and Rennels were present. Also present were Donna Hart, Melinda Keen, and Deni La Rue, Commissioner's Office; Phyllis Stoner, Human Services; Major Justin Smith, Sheriff's Office; and Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF APRIL 14 AND APRIL 21, 2003:

MOTION

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week April 14, 2003 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

MOTION

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week April 21, 2003 with noted correction.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 5, 2003: Ms. Hart reviewed the schedule with the Board for the week of May 5, 2003.

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

MOTION

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the consent agenda:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved LTC Properties, Inc.; Valente; Veldhulzen; Ownership Group, Inc. Chapter 7 (3).

04292003A001 WARRANTY MEMORANDUM BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND JAY STONER AND J.D. PADILLA FOR CLYDESDALE PARK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 1ST FILING

04292003D001 DEED OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT BY MARY ELIZABETH SIMON, DANIEL C. MILLER AND JAY M. MILLER FOR BUCKEYE IV

04292003R001 RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR CLYDESDALE PARK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 1ST FILING

04292003R002 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT IN HONDIUS HEIGHTS, LOTS 11 & 31

04292003R003 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE KEEP SUBDIVISION AND STREET NAME CHANGE

04292003R004 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PEARL CREEK PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

04292003R005 RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE

04292003R006 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DICKERSON PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

04292003R007 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STREET NAMING OF BUFFUM CANYON LANE

04292003R008 RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (Siegmund Property)

MISCELLANEOUS: Core Services and Chafee Foster Care Independence Program Plan FY 2003 - 2004 for Larimer and Jackson Counties; Keep Subdivision Final Plat; and Bernhardt Minor Land Division.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved Glen Echo Resort- H & R- Bellvue, CO; Rustic Liquors- Retail- Bellvue, CO; Rustic Resort- Tavern- Bellvue, CO; Scorched Tree Bed & Breakfast- H & R- Bellvue, CO; JJ's Lounge- Tavern- Fort Collins, CO; Glen Haven General Store- 3.2%- Glen Haven, CO; and Glen Haven Inn- H & R- Glen Haven, CO. The following licenses were issued Overland Foods- 3.2%- LaPorte, CO; La Chaumiere- H & R- Lyons, CO; and Cordova's Horsetooth Lighthouse- H & R- Fort Collins, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. PROCLAIM MAY AS FOSTER CARE MONTH: Ms. Stoner introduced three families currently volunteering for Foster Care: Larry and Teresa Brauser; Scott and Robin Schallenberger; and Angela and Manuel Manors. Each family expressed their experiences as foster parents. Ms. Stoner also informed the Board that another Larimer County foster family, Jim and Louise East, will be recognized as Foster Care Parents for Colorado and that the Governor will present them a certificate on the steps of the Capital this Thursday.

MOTION

Commission Rennels read the proclamation and moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim May as Foster Care Month.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. PROCLAMATION FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 4, 2003 AS DETENTION OFFICER WEEK: Major Smith noted that the week of May 4 - 10, 2003 is Detention Officer's week and requested the Board proclaim the same for Larimer County.

MOTION

Commissioner Gibson read the proclamation and moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of May 4 - 10, 2003 as Larimer County Detention Officer's Week.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. REQUEST FOR POLICY EXCEPTION CONCERNING TWO CORPORALS WITHIN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE: Mr. Gluckman stated that two employees at the Sheriff's Department were hired at the same time, at the same pay rate and that both received promotions at the same time. However, Deputy Shellhammer received his promotional increase but not his merit increase, which is typically due on an employee's anniversary date. Mr. Gluckman requested the Board approve an exception to policy 331.5B (II)(H)(1)(c) since it was not intended that Deputy Shellhammer not receive a 5% merit increase. Much discussion ensued regarding a merit increase vs. a cost of living increase vs. a performance increase.

MOTION

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an exception to County Policy 331.5B (II)(H)(1)(c) and increase Deputy Shellhammer's pay to the same level as Deputy Feyen retroactive to December 15, 2002.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. REVIEW OF BOARD AND COMMISSIONS APPLICATIONS: Ms. Keen reviewed applications and potential re-appointments to Boards and Commissions with the Board.

9. WORK SESSION: Mr. Gluckman stated that the credit card bill is currently on the Governor's desk awaiting signature.

Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that the District Attorney and Assistant District Attorney's would be allowed the option to participate in PERA- Public Employee Retirement Association or the County retirement plan. Mr. Gluckman noted that this option could have a financial impact to the County.

Mr. Gluckman stated that SB 252 would allow the State to decide placement of offenders into the community correction environment, thus by-passing the Community Correction Board's review. Mr. Gluckman noted that the Community Correction Board is requesting the Commissioners take a formal position opposing this bill.

MOTION

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners oppose SB 252 and authorize the Chair to contact local Representatives.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: The Board noted their attendance at events the past two weeks.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS: None

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

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THOMAS G. BENDER, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SCOTT DOYLE

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