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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, July 18, 2005

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#70)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Rob Helmick, Principle Planner.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Wagner was present.  Also present were:  Bob Joseph, Town of Estes Park; Traci Downs, Engineering; Al Kadera, Porter Ingrum, Matt Lafferty, Geniphyr Ponce-Pore and Russ Legg, Planning; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health; Tom Garton, Building Inspections; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Rennels opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for public comment on the County Budget and Land Use Code.  No one from the audience addressed the Board regarding these topics.  Chair Rennels explained that the following items are on consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff or members of the audience:

 

1.  SOARING PEAKS RANCH CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT – 04-S2364:  This request is for Preliminary Plat Review for Conservation Development of a 98.10-acre parcel to create 19 lots of approximately two acres each with 4 residual lots and an Appeal to Section 3, Access Control Standards, of the Larimer County Access Policy regarding minimum spacing requirements.

 

Development Services Team and Planning Commission Recommends that the Planning Commission adopt the following Resolution:

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that Soaring Peaks Ranch Conservation Development, file #04-S2364, for the property described on “Exhibit B” to the minutes, and the Appeal to Section 3 of the Larimer County Access Policy be approved subject to the following conditions with the inclusion of Condition #10:

 

1.   The Final Plat shall be consistent with the approved Preliminary Plan and with the information contained in the Soaring Peaks Ranch Conservation Development, File #04-S2364, except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the County and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Soaring Peaks Ranch Conservation Development.

 

2.   The applicant shall provide a Disclosure Notice for approval by the County to be recorded with the Final Plat.  The notice will provide information to all lot owners of the conditions of approval and special costs or fees associated with the approval of this project, and shall include, but is not limited to: the need for engineered septic systems and foundations, rural area issues (including the lack of mosquito control, potential conflict with wildlife, and adjacent agricultural operations), the need for passive radon mitigation, the proximity of historical recreational hunting in the area, and methods available for assuring wildlife does not become a nuisance (per the Division of Wildlife).

 

3.   The applicant shall execute a Final Development Agreement at the time of Final Plat including the timing, responsibility and opinion of cost estimate for all public improvements.

 

4.   The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single family dwellings:  Thompson R2-J school fee, Larimer County fees for County and Regional Transportation Capital Expansion, Larimer County Regional Park Fees, Development Construction Fees, and if greater than 1 acre is disturbed, those fees associated with a Development Construction permit from the State.  The fee amount that is current at the time of building permit application shall apply. 

 

5.   At the time of Final Plat, the applicant shall demonstrate that fire hydrants are possible, pursuant to Section 8.1.4 of the Code, or all homes shall be sprinklered. 

 

6.   Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots.  The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy shall be submitted to the Building Department.  As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days.  A permanent Certificate of Occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted.

 

7.   Per the Colorado Geological Survey’s letter, dated February 26, 2005, the homeowners shall perform percolation test and profile borings in the area for the absorption field for each septic system.

 

8.   An Amended Plat for Lot 1 of Paradise Valley Estates, securing the necessary right-of-way for Soaring Peaks Ranch, shall be reviewed and approved by Larimer County Commissioners prior to Final Plat approval for this proposal.

 

9.   Details for fixtures and adequate lighting levels for the bus staging area will be reviewed and approved at the time of Final Plat.

 

10.   Prior to approval of the Final Plat by the Board of County Commissioners, the mineral rights owners, Anadarko Land and Anadarko E&P, and the applicants shall reach a final agreement regarding the severed oil and gas interests owned by Anadarko.

 

The Planning Commission motion carried 8-0.

 

2.  AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 1 AND 2 OF THE GARDELS MRD AMENDED PLAT AND LOT 3 OF THE GARDELS MLD – 05-S2448:  This request is for an Amended plat to adjust the property lines between Lots 1 and 2 of the Gardels MRD and Lot 3 of the Gardels MLD.  The Development Services Team Recommends approval of File #05-S2448, the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2 of the Gardels Minor Residential Development and Lot 3 of the Gardels Minor Land Division, subject to the following condition and authorization for the Chair to sign the plat when the conditions are met and the plat is presented for signature:  1)   All conditions shall be met and the Final Plat recorded by January 18, 2006 or this approval is null and void.

 

3. GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 4TH FILING LOTS 41 & 42 LOT CONSOLIDATION AND EASEMENT VACATION – 04-S2450:  This request is for Lot Consolidation to combine two contiguous lots and to vacate a 20-foot utility easement located on the common lot line of Lots 41 & 42 of Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing.  If approved, the recording instrument for this application will be a Finding and Resolution from the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

The Development Services Team Recommends approval of the Lot Consolidation for Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing, Lots 41 and 42 (05-S2450) to be known as Lot 42A of the Lot Consolidation of Lots 41 and 42, Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing and the vacation of the 20’ utility easement located on the common lot line subject to the following conditions:  1)   All conditions shall be met and the final resolution of the County Commissioners recorded by January 18, 2006 or this approval shall be null and void.  2)   The resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions that apply to the original lots.

 

4.  HIGHLAND PLACE LOTS A & C LOT CONSOLIDATION AND APPEAL – 05-S2446:  This request is for Lot Consolidation to combine Lots A and C of the Highland Place Subdivision into one lot and an Appeal to Section 8.14.2.I regarding lots divided by a road.  If approved, the recording instrument for this application will be a Finding and Resolution from the Board of County Commissioners.

 

The Development Services Team Recommends approval of the Lot Consolidation of Highland Place Lots A and C and Appeal to Section 8.14.2.I, File #05-S2446, subject to the following conditions:  1)  The resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions that apply to the original lots.  2)   Prior to approval of final inspection or certificate of occupancy for any additional structures, the applicant shall name the road that serves the two remaining lots in this subdivision.  3)  All conditions shall be met and the final executed deed and resolution of the County Commissioners recorded by January 18, 2006, or this approval shall be null and void.

 

5. MUMMY MOUNTAIN SUPPLEMENTAL CONDOMINIUM MAP:  This request is for an application for a supplemental condominium map to finalize two preliminary approved units.  Staff recommends approval of the requested Supplemental Condominium Map #1, Mummy Mountain Condominiums.

 

6.  KENDALL CANYON MINOR SUBDIVISION:  This is an application for a minor subdivision to divide one lot of record into four platted single-family lots and two non-buildable outlots. 

 

Planning Commission and Staff unanimously recommend approval of the proposed Kendall Canyon Minor Subdivision, subject to the following conditions:  1) The developer shall remove buildings from Lot 1, as shown on the submitted “Existing Buildings” summary.  2) Lots 2, 3, and 4 shall be limited to a maximum of 800 square feet of detached accessory buildings for each lot. A note to this effect shall be placed on the plat.  3) A deed restriction for the proposed accessory dwelling on Lot 1 shall be recorded with the plat of subdivision.  4) A driveway maintenance agreement shall be recorded with the plat.  5) A fire hydrant shall be installed as per the ISO map dated June 15, 2005.  This plat shall not be heard by the Board of County Commissioners until the preliminary plans for the main extension have been reviewed and approved by the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department.  6) The applicant shall relocate and pave the intersection of Kendall Drive and Dry Gulch Road in accordance with the Intersection Detail, which shall be amended to include the following:  Location and detail of stop sign and street name sign; the location of the fire hydrant and water main; and the existing drive connection on the west side of the “Y.”  7) All access easements should be 45’ wide.  8) An access easement should be provided to the leach field in Outlot B.  9) A development agreement, disclosure notice, and subordination shall be submitted for review and approval by Staff prior to recordation of the plat, and shall be recorded with the plat.  10) The development agreement shall include, at a minimum, the following:  removal of structures, road paving and re-vegetation, electric infrastructure, fire hydrant and water main, and as-built plans.  11) The disclosure notice shall include, at a minimum, the following:  Lots 2-4 detached accessory building maximum size; all fences shall comply with standards set forth in the Estes Valley Development Code; all garbage shall be bear-proof containers; road cuts and associated permits may be required for water service. All property within the subdivision shall be included in the NCWCD.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Consent Agenda as outlined above.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

7.         AMENDMENTS TO THE ESTES VALLEY DEVELOPMENT CODE:  Mr. Joseph explained that this is a request to make a number of changes and corrections to the adopted Estes Valley Development Code, and he displayed a PowerPoint presentation briefly explaining the changes or corrections to be made as part of this request.  Mr. Joseph concluded by saying that the Estes Park Town Board has, for its part within the city limits of Estes Park, adopted this same set of code revisions.

 

Chair Rennels opened the subject up to for public comment; seeing none, public comment was closed.  Chair Rennels explained that, in 1999 (implemented in 2000), the Town of Estes Park developed its own code and, therefore, has its own Planning Commission.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the amendments to the Estes Valley Development Code, Block Seven.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Jeannine Haag asked about the effective date of the motion, and it was decided that the motion would be effective immediately.

 

8.  WELLINGTON WATER APPEAL – 05-G0080:  Mr. Lafferty explained that this request is for: 1) an appeal to Section 9.7 of the Larimer County land Use Code to not be required to dedicate additional right-of-way for County Road 70 as the result of the development of a water treatment facility associated with oil field production, and 2) an appeal to Section 8.5 of the Land Use Code to not be required to provide buffering/screening landscaping for the construction of a water treatment building associated with an existing oil mining facility.  The appeals are requested on behalf of Wellington Operating Company, and Mr. Lafferty explained the location of the existing oil well operations in the site area, the intentions of the applicant for treatment of the water which is a byproduct of oil operations, and the reasons for the appeals.

 

Mr. Lafferty went on to explain that the Development Services Team finds that right-of-way dedication is in the best interest of the community; however, in this instance, they do not believe that the mineral right owner has the obligation to dedicate the right-of-way.  The Development Services Team further finds that the appeal to Section 8.5 (Landscaping) of the Land Use Code would not pose any detriment to the public’s health, safety or welfare.

 

Commissioner Wagner asked about the current and anticipated status of wells on the property.  Mr. Lafferty explained that there are currently no operating wells on the property and that no wells are anticipated for operation on this site in the future.  He explained that the site is currently a collection point at which oil and water separation is currently occurring, although the water is not currently being recaptured.

 

Mr. Brad Pomeroy, President of Wellington Operating Company, addressed the Commissioners by explaining the history of operations in this oil field, the structures currently located on this specific site, and how the site is currently being used by the oil company.  He went on to explain the need for the water separation facility, current practice of injecting wastewater into the subsurface, and where the water resulting from the new separation facility will be discharged.  He emphasized that this water discharge will result in an additional water source, though small, for Colorado.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the planned process for the water and how it will get to Boxelder.

 

Mr. Steve Rogers, Senior Engineer at Stewart Environmental Consultants, consultants on the project, approached the Board to explain the dimensions of the rapid infiltration basins.  Discussion ensued regarding the evaporation factor and how evaporation will be handled.

 

Discussion between the Board and Mr. Pomeroy continued regarding employee visits to the site, hours of operation and whether the water treatment facility will result in additional visits to the site.

 

Chair Rennels opened the hearing to public comment.

 

Joanne Blehm approached the Board and explained the locations of her farm and pastures in relation to the site.  She commented on zoning in the area and expressed her concerns about the size of the building(s) intended for this site and use of the existing road and how it would be affected by the proposed water treatment site.  She also expressed concern about the level of sound that would be generated by this project.  She asked that the matter be tabled until the concerns are addressed.

 

Chair Rennels explained that this is an appeal to the two standards, but that the typical processes involved in building would be required before a building is erected.

 

Gina Hampton approached the Board and explained where she is located in relation to the site.  She indicated that she has questions regarding site, sound, smell, traffic, pollution, property values, property owner views/vistas, etc.; and went on to say that the oil company should be required to comply with all County codes with respect to screening, buffering, etc.

 

Dorothy Gillott approached the Board and explained where she is located in relation to the site.  She shared her concern about the affects this project would have on the neighborhood.  She also expressed concern that the ponds be lined and indicated that she does not believe any of the regulations should be set aside.

 

Chair Rennels closed public comment.

 

Mr. Pomeroy expressed his appreciation of the concerns expressed by those present.  He explained that the facility to be created is not going to be any different than the facility in place now.  He went further to say that the building would be enclosed, there is no expectation of any additional noise concern, there is no expected increase in use of the access roads, and he encouraged any neighbors to direct concerns to him, should they arise.  Discussion ensued regarding the old building previously at the site, anticipated location of the new building and comparison of the sizes of the two buildings.  Discussion continued regarding landscaping, minimizing hazard concerns and current condition of the site grounds.

 

Chair Rennels explained that although Mr. Pomeroy stated that the building on this site is anticipated to be approximately 5,000 square feet, this is not the hearing where the building is approved or disapproved.  She spoke briefly about screening and the owners assertions regarding traffic.  Mr. Lafferty pointed out that Larimer County does have a noise regulation and any noise violations could be reported to the Sheriff’s Department or the Health Department should they arise, and a resolution would be reached.  He went further to comment about the potential building size and type.

 

Commissioner Wagner commented about landscaping, the facility’s history and the type of building likely to be placed on the site.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appeal request to Section 9.7 for right-of-way dedication.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appeal request to Section 8.5 concerning landscaping.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

9.  BEBO ZONING AND BUILDING CODE VIOLATION – 02-ZV0172/02-BV0445:  This request is regarding the owners’ alleged violation of operating a furniture store in the FA-1 Farming Zoning District, divided property creating lots of less than 35 acres without the approval of the County Commissioners, and numerous Building Code violations.  Staff recommends that the Board of County Commissioners find that the alleged violations exist and require compliance within 30 days.  Compliance would include cessation of furniture sales in the FA-1 Farming Zoning District; submission of a complete application to seek approval for the subdivision of the school site; submission of a complete site plan application for the conversion of the office to a school, including any zoning action necessary to approve the use; and obtaining building permits and all inspections outlined above by the Building Department.

Mr. Helmick explained the alleged violations.  He spoke of the history of the property and the alleged violations.  He continued to discuss the history and current status of annexation plans by the Town of Berthoud. 

 

Commissioner Wagner asked about safety issues arising out of the alleged violations.  Tom Garton explained that there are always concerns when final inspections and/or electrical inspections have not been completed.  He went further to discuss concerns with respect to a building being converted to a school, the age of those attending the school, number of participants and emergency exiting.

 

Stan Matsunaka, representing Mr. Bebo, approached the Board.  He asked that the Board vacate the hearing based on a letter he received from the County and the fact that he does not represent Earth Watch, Inc., which is apparently one of the property owners.  He quoted the June 1, 2005, letter received from Mr. Helmick, which said “due to the length of time these violations have been outstanding with no resolution, I’ve scheduled a hearing before the Board of County Commissioners on July 11th.  If substantial progress is made toward annexation into the Town of Berthoud, the hearing will be vacated.”  Mr. Matsunaka said that Mr. Reed of the Town of Berthoud forwarded a letter to Mr. Helmick on June 30th, explaining the process that the developer and the owner are going through regarding annexation.  He said that the developer is well poised financially to complete the development process. 

 

Discussion ensued regarding the history of annexation efforts with Berthoud, the current status and timeframe for annexation, and the portion of the property owned by Earth Watch, Inc. 

 

Larry Bebo addressed the Board and commented on the developer involved, the Town of Berthoud’s timeline of approximately six to seven months, and the property’s location relative to the Town of Berthoud.  Discussion ensued regarding actual ownership of the property, dollars already expended in the effort, anticipated status of the structures after annexation, safety issues, and who attends the school.  Mr. Bebo indicated that he does have final building permits received from the State that he will share with the County.

 

Seeing no public present, Chair Rennels opened and closed public comment regarding this matter.

 

The Board asked staff about notification of Earth Watch, Inc. regarding these violations.  Discussion ensued regarding contact with Earth Watch, Inc., location of the buildings on the property and the correct owners.  Mr. Bebo agreed to provide the address for Earth Watch, Inc. to Mr. Helmick.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Bebo Building and Land Use Code Violations for a period of 90 days.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:25 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#71)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Wagner was present.  Also present were Jim Wooldridge, Larimer County Fair Board President; Bob Holt, Larimer County Fair Manager; Laurel Kubin, Larimer County Extension Director; Donna Hart, Melinda Keen and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Director; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Rusty McDaniel, Kyle Arend and Jerry White, Engineering Department; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 11, 2005:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 11, 2005, as amended.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.  CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Chair Rennels pulled Miscellaneous Item 2 from the Consent Agenda: Letter to Rocky Mountain News Editor to Respond to Article Criticizing GoCO for Using Conservation Easements.  Discussion ensued regarding clarification of dates and who should receive the letter.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for July 19, 2005, with the corrections to the letter to the Rocky Mountain News Editor.

 

07192005R001 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE ROBIN JONES SPECIAL EVENTS APPEAL

 

07192005R002 – RESOLUTION APPROVING USE RESTRICTION COVENANT BETWEEN GARY E. AND SHARON K. NORDIC AND THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

07192005R003 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FREDMAN MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS TO SECTIONS 8.1.1.B.4 AND 8.6.3.C.1 OF THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE.

 

07192005R004 – RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF WARRANTY COLLATERAL FOR CLYDESDALE PARK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT FIRST FILING.

 

07192005R005 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ANDREWS STUDIO MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS TO SECTION 4.3.10.B.4.1 AND 4.3.10.B.4.5 OF THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE

 

07192005R006 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CALABRESE CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT

 

07192005R007 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SANCTUARY PLANNED LAND DIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT AND REZONING TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT

 

07192005R008 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MANZANARES EXTENDED FAMILY DWELLING

 

07192005R009 – RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING ADOPTION OF THE REVISED FORT COLLINS, LaPORTE AND LOVELAND STORM WATER MASTER PLANS

 

07192005R010 – RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENT TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE

 

07192005R011 – LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 61 AND 62 CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION 11TH FILING

 

07192005R012 – LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 112 AND 113 IN LINDENWOOD THIRD FILING

 

07192005R013 – LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 12 AND 13 CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION 13TH FILING AND VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT

 

07192005R014 – LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 8-10 IN BLOCK 38 OF SOUTH NOKOMIS LAKE SUBDIVISION

 

07192005R015 – SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF WATERDALE AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW AND APPEAL

 

07192005R016 – RESOLUTION ORDERING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PETITIONS FOR A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

 

07192005R017 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MacGREGOR RANCH REZONING

 

07192005R018 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EASTWOOD/SWEET LEGAL LOT APPEAL

 

07192005R019 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FREDMAN FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW

 

07192005R020 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CHILSON AMENDED REZONING

 

07192005R021 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PINEY KNOLLS AND RED FEATHER LOT 6 EASEMENT VACATION

 

07192005R022 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VAUGHN VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Treasurer’s Six Month Report; Letter to Rocky Mountain News Editor to Respond to Article Criticizing GoCO for Using Conservation Easements

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following license was approved and issued:  City Limits Lounge, Fort Collins – Tavern.  The following license was approved:  Red Feather Mountain Library District, Red Feather Lake – Special Event – 6%.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

4.  REVIEW OF SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 25:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

5.  APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:  Melinda Keen reviewed the recommended list of board and commission appointments.

 

Board of Adjustment – Eric Berglund, Reappointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Board of Adjustment – Jean Christman, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Board of Adjustment – Alfred Shilling, Appointment 2 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2007.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – Stephanie Brown, Reappointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008 – Waive Term Limit.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – Lorna Greene, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – Ginny Riley, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – William Stout, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – Averil Strand, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Core Services/Placement Alternatives Commission – Darcie Votipka, Appointment 3 years; Appointed July 1, 2005, expires June 30, 2008.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Lynn Adame, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Mary Anderson, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Julie Duran, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Marie Edwards, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Everardo Flores, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Ernest Giron, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Gali Goldwaser, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Thomas Hicks, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Linda Leal-Cardenas, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Alicia Martinez, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Mary McCaffrey, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – D. Lanty McCartney, III, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Rich Salas, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Mary Salcido, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Latino Issues Task Force – Kimberly Salinas, Appointment 1 year; Appointed August 1, 2005, expires July 31, 2006.

 

Office on Aging Advisory Council – Ellen Pihlstrom, Appointment 1 year; Appointed July 19, 2005, expires June 30, 2006.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the high quality applicants and advertising options.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments to Boards and Commissions as listed.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

6.  FUNDING FOR 4-H FAMILY PASSES TO THE LARIMER COUNTY FAIR:  Chair Rennels explained the history of this issue, the current pass status for 4-H members and their families, and the involvement of 4-H members in the success of the Larimer County Fairgrounds ballot initiative.  She went further to explain that it was always intended that the two weeks of the Larimer County Fair would be free to the kids of 4-H and their families, and she discussed who is eligible and ineligible for passes as it currently stands.  She suggested that a family pass, plus one sibling, should be given to 4-H families.  This would allow those 4-H families not currently volunteering in some way to receive passes to the fair.  Discussion ensued regarding the number of passes currently given, what the suggested family pass (plus one sibling) would mean to the fair, continued costs for concession purchases, and grandparent participation.  Chair Rennels indicated that this action would be intended to keep the Larimer County Fair admission free for 4-H kids and their families indefinitely.  Discussion ensued regarding other options for admission income and the Fair Board’s options for consideration in the future.

 

Commissioner Wagner commented on her support for the 4-H family pass to the fair and also expressed her hope that prices at fair concessions would not have to be so steep in the future.

 

Bob Holt provided explanation as to the original intent of pass sales to 4-H families.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that recipients of free entry into the Larimer County Fair shall be Larimer County 4-H members, open class exhibitors, official volunteers and staff.  One 4-H family pass will be free to the Larimer County 4-Her’s parents/guardians of record, to include free entry to one sibling under the age of 18.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

There was some discussion regarding the actual cost to the fair for these passes and the types of passes that will be used.

 

7.  DESIGNATION OF REPRESENTATION TO COLORADO COUNTIES, INC. (CCI) LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES:  Mr. Lancaster explained that CCI has asked the Commissioners to designate or re-designate their legislative committee member.  Discussion ensued among the Board.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that she (Commissioner Wagner) be appointed as the Larimer County representative to the CCI Legislative Committee.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

8.  EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS LAND ACQUISITION MATTERS:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session to discuss real estate acquisition as outlined in 24-6-402 (4) (a) C.R.S. Pertaining to Road Improvement Projects.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

9.  WORKSESSION:  Mr. Lancaster spoke to the Board about the commercial purchasing cards.  He indicated that Larimer County Extension Office would like to use the cards; however, several of the Extension employees are not Larimer County employees, rather they are employees of Colorado State University.  Current County policy indicates that the cards can only be issued to County employees.  He asked that the Board grant an exemption for employees of the Larimer County Extension Office who are employees of Colorado State University.  Commissioner Wagner requested that the matter be placed on the consent agenda for next week, since it did not formally appear on the agenda for today’s meeting.

 

Mr. Lancaster spoke to the Board regarding a letter of support for the Round Butte Ranch.  He indicated that the Agricultural Advisory Board is recommending that the Board of County Commissioners express support for the City of Fort Collins grant application. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of support for the City of Fort Collins grant application for protection of Round Butte Ranch.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Mr. Lancaster spoke to the Board regarding a memo received from the Agricultural Advisory Board recommending that the Board form a Rural Urban Interface Task Force.  In preparation for setting up a worksession, Mr. Lancaster asked the Board who they would like in attendance at the worksession and what topics they would like to be discussed.  Chair Rennels suggested this question be answered during her activity report portion of the meeting.

 

10.  COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board noted their attendance at events during the past week.

 

There was some discussion regarding term limits on community and designated members on various boards and commissions. 

 

Chair Rennels explained the purpose of the Rural Urban Interface Task Force and suggested that representatives be present at the worksession from the Environmental Advisory Board, Agricultural Advisory Board, Rural Land Use Board, Planning Commission, Open Lands Advisory Board and CSU Agricultural Department.   She also suggested that Geniphyr Ponce-Pore and someone from each of the cities and towns in Larimer County also be present.  She indicated that they will be looking at ways to promote keeping rural lands open, operating, viable and worth the price of buying for something besides home sites.  Mr. Lancaster indicated that the worksession to discuss the need for the taskforce will be scheduled for sometime in late August or early September and will be held in the evening.

 

Commissioner Wagner mentioned that she would like to see toll roads and super slab on the agenda for the upcoming meeting with Weld County.

 

11.  LEGAL MATTERS.  There were no legal matters to discuss.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2005

 

HEARING FOR ADOPTION OF FIRE BAN IN LARIMER COUNTY

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 6:00 p.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Wagner was present.  Also present was Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

This meeting was held at the Health Department located at 1525 Blue Spruce Drive in Fort Collins immediately prior to the start of the Joint Meeting Between the Larimer County Board of Commissioners and the Larimer County Board of Health.

 

Mr. Lancaster explained the need for a fire ban in Larimer County.  He went on to explain that, effective immediately upon signing of the resolution, restrictions are imposed on open fires and the use of fireworks.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution Declaring Fire Restrictions in Larimer County.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

07212005R001  RESOLUTION DECLARING FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN LARIMER COUNTY.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

 

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk