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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2005

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#103)

 

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:  Al Kadera, Matt Lafferty, and Porter Ingrum, Planning Department;  Traci Downs, Engineering Department; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; David Ayraud, Assistant County Attorney; and Gael Cookman, 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.  PEAKVIEW GENERAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - #04-S2345:  This is a request for  General Development Plan (GDP) approval for the Peakview Rezoning (PD-Planned Development) and Planned Land Division (PLD), which is proposed as a mixed use development on a 40.5 acre property that will be divided into 3 planning areas. 

On August 17, 2005, the Development Services Team presented the Peakview (GDP) to the Planning Commission as a consent agenda item.  No public testimony regarding the proposed development was offered; therefore, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Peakview GDP as presented by the Development Services Team.  Since the Planning Commission meeting there have been no modifications to the Peakview GDP application. 

The Development Services Team recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Peakview General Development Plan (File #04-S2345) subject to the following conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission:

1.   Rezoning and Preliminary Plat applications for the Peakview PD and PLD shall be consistent with the approved Peakview GDP and with the information contained in the Peakview GDP (File #04-S2345). The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Peakview GDP.

 

2.   During the Preliminary Plat process the applicant shall make sure there is compatibility with existing and allowed land uses in the area.

3.   During the Preliminary Plat process the applicant shall demonstrate compliance with all standards and other requirements of the Land Use Code and with all other federal, state and county laws and regulations.

4.   During the Preliminary Plat process the applicant shall demonstrate compliance with Section 8.0 (Standards for all development) of the Land Use Code.

5.   A wetland and wildlife buffer shall be provided along the eastern boundary of the property adjacent to the Cooper Slough, which buffer will vary from 100 feet to 150 feet as shown on the General Development Plan dated June 30, 2005.

6.   The Peakview Development shall be completed within three years from the date of the General Development Plan Approval.

 

2.  STAPLES MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (MRD) LOT 2 EASEMENT VACATION - #05-S2470:  This is a request to vacate a 20-foot utility easement on Lot 2 of the Staples MRD and the dedication of a 10-foot utility easement on the east ten feet of Lot 1 to resolve an illegal encroachment from a shed.  This application was forwarded to the appropriate departments and agencies for comment.  The responses from the majority of these groups reveal that there are no issues of concern. 

The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Staples MRD Lot 2 Easement Vacation #05-S2470, a request to vacate an existing 20-foot utility easement on Lot 2 of the Staples MRD, and dedicate a 10-foot utility easement on the east ten feet of Lot 1 to resolve an illegal encroachment from an existing shed.

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.

 

3.  COLUMBINE LODGE POSSIBLE ZONING VIOLATION & NONCONFORMING USE DETERMINATION - #04-ZV0178:  This is an alleged violation of recent camping in the meadow that may exceed the level of use established over the years as a nonconforming campground on this site.

The Columbine Lodge has been in place for many years.  The Assessor’s records indicate that the main building was built in 1930.  There are several manufactured homes and a number of cabins on the site along with the general/convenience store.  It appears that there has always been some amount of camping in the meadow but there are no definite records to establish a specific number of camp sites.

The important date in this case is November 29, 1973.  This was the effective date of the amendment to the O-Open Zoning District that established a Special Review requirement for travel trailer parks, campgrounds and resort cabins.  The activities at Columbine Lodge pre-date the change in the zoning.  In order for the non-conforming use to remain, it must have been established prior to the change in zoning and must not have been abandoned for more than 12 consecutive months.  It is the property owner’s responsibility to document the level of use and the on-going nature of the activity.

A recent amendment to the Land Use Code put all decisions concerning non-conforming uses in the hands of the County Commissioners.  Staff is hopeful that the Commissioners will be able to establish a specific limit on the camping activity at Columbine Lodge based on the testimony at this hearing.

Staff findings are as follows:

1.  The property in question is zoned O-Open.

2.  There is a non-conforming store, accommodations and camping use on this site that was established before the O-Open Zoning District was amended in 1973.

3.  The owners have apparently expanded the camping operation to the extent that it may exceed the level of non-conforming use that had been established.

4.  Section 4.8 of the Land Use Code requires that all decisions with regard to non-conforming uses be made by the County Commissioners.

Staff is not making a specific recommendation because the determination of the level of nonconforming use must be based on the testimony and other evidence presented at the hearing.

Mr. Kadera briefly described the history of the Columbine Lodge and the nonconforming use.  Mr. Ryan noted that he had visited the site recently and explained that the water system on site is classified as a private water supply, based upon the fact that there are less than 15 water taps and it does not regularly serve at least 25 people.  Mr. Ryan stated that the sewer system at Columbine Lodge consists of a series of septic tanks and two absorption fields.  Mr. Ryan explained that this system was repaired in 1997, and an engineering analysis was performed at that time to evaluate the capacity required for the property.   Mr. Ryan stated that there were 23 residents in the mobile homes and cabins at that time; therefore, the system was sized to accommodate up to 36 people. 

Discussion ensued regarding where the absorption fields are located on the property, and the effects of vehicle usage on top of these fields.  Mr. Ryan explained that vehicles driving or parking on top of the absorption fields compact the grass and soil, which in turn degrades the system.  Mr. Kadera then displayed photos depicting approximately 40-50 campers on site. 

Chair Rennels opened up the hearing for public comment and Kristie Lahnert, adjoining neighbor, explained that historically there was not a lot of camping at Columbine Lodge; however, the volume has increased over the years.  Ms. Lahnert agreed with Mr. Kadera's estimation of there being approximately 50 campers depicted in the photos he presented.  David Mitchell, attorney for Ms. Lahnert, stated that with seven cabins and eight mobile homes, the site is already close to capacity even without additional campers.  Chair Rennels closed public comment.

Commissioner Wagner requested clarification regarding the restrooms internal to the lodge itself.  Mr. Ryan explained that the lodge is basically a retail store and there is an employee restroom inside the lodge; however, campers and those that utilize the cabins and mobile homes are expected to use the restrooms located inside the bathhouse.  Chair Rennels asked what percentage of the cabins and mobile homes are occupied.  Mr. Ryan stated that two of the cabins are unoccupied due to damage caused by a fire; however, the owner of the Columbine Lodge has stated that there are approximately 13 people utilizing the cabins and mobile homes and Mr. Ryan would agree with that estimation.  Chair Rennels asked when the fire occurred.  Mr. Kadera stated that he believed it was over a year ago which means that the owner could not rebuild them without going through the Special Review process for a resort lodge.   Discussion ensued regarding determination of where the absorption fields are in order to delineate where parking should occur, and what the historical capacity of the site is.   Mr. Ayraud stated that it would be appropriate for the Board to ask the owner of the Columbine Lodge to delineate where the absorption fields are for public health and safety purposes. 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners recognize the historical occupancy of the Columbine Lodge as being limited to 25 people, based upon the testimony and findings of the Environmental Health Department, the public, and Mr. Arment himself, and ask that the owner, Max Arment, delineate the location of the absorption fields for public health and safety purposes.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#105)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided, and Commissioners Gibson and Wagner were present.  Also present were:  Deni LaRue and Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Diana Morton, Finance Department; Jim Reidhead, Rural Land Use Center; K-Lynn Cameron, Parks and Open Lands; Jerry White, Engineering Department; Gary Small, Extension Office; Cliff Hummel and Mariah Hammerschmidt, 4-H Participants; Steven Gillette, Solid Waste Director; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.    PUBLIC COMMENT:  Mr. Brian Schumm addressed the Board regarding the Whitman zoning enforcement matter.  He indicated that he has recently found out that the County is now empowered to enforce the zoning laws with respect to this matter.  He expressed his appreciation to the Board for their persistence, approach and pursuit of this matter.  He emphasized that the process is at the starting stage and has a long way to go before conclusion.  Mr. Schumm went further to express his appreciation to the staff; particularly Al Kadera, Rob Helmick and David Karan.  Although at this point they are not often able to help him, Mr. Schumm said that he has always received very respectful, professional treatment from them—they have not interjected their personal opinions in the matter, rather they remain professional at all times.  Finally, Mr. Schumm recalled a board meeting that took place a year earlier in which he was told that the Board had to “follow the rules.”  He explained that, initially, he thought the rules were only going to be followed on the property owner’s side; however, his experience has been that the rules have been followed on both sides of the debate.  He expressed appreciation for this as well.

 

2.    CONVENE AS THE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners convene as the County Board of Equalization.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Equalization, approve the recommendations of the Board of Equalization Referees for the Senior Property Tax Exemption hearings held on September 22, 2005.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved to adjourn the meeting as Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2005:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of September 19, 2005, as amended.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.    REVIEW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2005:  Donna Hart reviewed and discussed the upcoming schedule with the Commissioners.

 

5.    CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Brief discussion ensued clarifying the nature of the George Beach Post No. 4 liquor license request. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for September 27, 2005:

 

09272005A001           COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE STATE OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY

 

09272005A002           LARIMER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES – CORE/FAMILY PRESERVATION SERVICES PROGRAM – BY AND BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ON BEHALF OF THE LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND LARIMER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

 

09272005A003           DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT AND RESIDUAL LAND USE RESTRICTIONS FOR REU RANCH II RURAL LAND USE PLAN 03-S2084 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND TERRY REU

 

09272005D001           DEED OF DEDICATION – MURIAL L. McGREGOR TRUST

 

09272005D002           DEED OF DEDICATION – JERRY D. AND THERESA L. STOLZ

 

09272005R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION – APPROVING THE HERITAGE HILL MINOR LAND DIVISION

 

09272005R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION – APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 1 OF THE POWERS MINOR LAND DIVISION AND GRANTING THE SECTION 8.1.1.B.4 APPEAL

 

09272005R003           RESOLUTION FOR STATUTORY VESTED RIGHTS FOR REU RANCH II RURAL LAND PLAN 03-S2084

 

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS:  Reu Ranch II Rural Land Use Plan Final Plat.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following licenses were approved and issued:  George Beach Post No. 4, Fort Collins – Club Liquor License; Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance, Berthoud – Special Event – 6%; The Forks Mercantile, Livermore – 3.2%; the Forks Mercantile, Livermore – Hotel and Restaurant.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.    4-H WEEK PROCLAMATION:  Mr. Small introduced Cliff Hummel and Mariah Hammerschmidt, two 4-H members who were present to share their stories of how they have been involved in 4-H and how 4-H has positively impacted their lives.  Mr. Hummel and Ms. Hammerschmidt shared their experiences and perceptions.  Mr. Small expressed his appreciation for the support that Larimer County and the Commissioners give to the 4-H program.  He indicated that Larimer County has one of the strongest and best supported 4-H programs in the state.  Chair Rennels then read the proclamation.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of October 2, 2005, as 4-H Week.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

7.         2006 REQUEST FOR EMPLOYEE DAY AT SIX FLAGS ELITCH GARDENS:  Ms. Hart explained to the Board that the annual request for the Larimer County employee day at Six Flags Elitch Gardens is being made early, because Six Flags is about to raise their prices for 2006, and they are providing the County “early bird” rates before those price increases.  The group rate being offered to the County is $18 per ticket, if the contract is signed before the 2006 prices are released.  She indicated that the tickets were purchased for $17 each in 2005.  This means that, if the employee payment remains at $12 per ticket next year, there will be an increase of $500 in the 2006 County expenditure for these tickets.  The result is a total expenditure for the County of $3,000.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the employee ticket cost, the fact that all tickets have sold in previous years and the fact that any unsold tickets can be returned.  Chair Rennels suggested that the employee ticket price remain at $12 in 2006 and be reconsidered in future years, if the cost to the County continues to increase.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve signing of the contract with Six Flags Elitch Gardens to lock in the 2005 group rate ticket prices for Larimer County Employee Day for 2006.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.    ADJUSTMENT TO EMPLOYEE MILEAGE ALLOWANCE: Diana Morton explained to the Board that the federal government, because of the increase in fuel costs, has increased its mileage reimbursement rate from $0.405 per mile to $0.485 per mile.  This represents an increase of eight cents per mile.  She further explained that she polled elected officials, chief deputies and department heads regarding their thoughts about increasing the Larimer County per mile rate.  Of those who responded, 59% were in favor of increasing the per mile reimbursement rate.  She explained that such an increase would relieve some of the financial burden on County employees who use their personal vehicles for County business and would increase the cost to the County for such mileage.

 

Discussion ensued regarding distribution of County pool cars, County vehicles issued to staff driving more than 10,000 miles per year and the general impact of the increased fuel costs.  Commissioner Gibson questioned whether there was a County policy stating that the County will follow the federal rate.  Frank Lancaster explained that there is such a policy, but that it calls for the rate to be changed on January 1st of each year, and this is a mid-year request; therefore, approval is being requested from the Board.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve waiving OPS 320.2 Section II A 2 to allow for an increase of the County’s mileage rate to match the Federal rate of $0.485 per mile effective October 1, 2005.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.         RAISE WORK RELEASE FEES:  Frank Lancaster explained that the work release fees have not been increased in the last five years; currently the fees indicate that $12 per day is the rate if the participant earns $12 or less per hour, on a graduating scale up to $40 per day (based on $40/hour rate of pay).  He further explained that these fees help offset the cost of operating the work release program, and makes those participating take the program a bit more seriously.  Work Release is an alternative sentencing program that the County would like to expand on, because it is much cheaper than putting people in jail, keeps them productive in the community, allows them to continue supporting their families, and allows them to pay for some of the cost burdens to the community.  Mr. Lancaster went on to explain that this request is to increase the bottom of the fee scale from $12 per day to $14 per day, for those earning $14 or less per hour.

 

Discussion continued regarding the cost burden on participants, what this fee provides for, the $14 versus $12 fee and the increase in cost of the program for the County over the last few years. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve raising the bottom of the sliding scale for Work Release Program fee from $12 a day to $14 a day per C.R.S. 18-1.3-106.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

09272005R004           RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR A WORK RELEASE PROGRAM.

 

10.       REVIEW AND UPDATE OF OPEN LANDS PROGRAM ACQUISITION PROCESS:  Ms. Cameron explained that when the Open Lands Program started in 1996, with the passage of the tax, there were a number of policies and procedures developed in order for the public to know exactly how the County was spending their tax dollars.  An acquisition process was developed at that time and was revised in 2003, when a new Board of Commissioners was elected.  The process is being reviewed and revised again at this time, as is the practice each time a new Commissioner is elected to the Board.  She reviewed each of the changes to the process that have been approved and recommended for adoption by the Open Lands Board.  Discussion ensued regarding clarification and some specific word changes.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the updated Larimer County Open Lands Program Acquisition Process with the suggested changes made today.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

11.   BUCKEYE 2005 CONSERVATION EASEMENT:  Ms. Cameron explained that the Open Lands Board is recommending approval of this easement request.  She went on to explain that this is the result of work done by a small group of rural land owners who have been working together since 2001 in the Buckeye area to protect their ranching livelihoods and landscapes.  This effort, if approved, will add 320 acres to the 700 acres that have already been protected by them.  She emphasized that this is an excellent example of landowner-initiated conservation. 

 

Mr. White explained that the Holcim Corporation had an auction on September 17, 2005, and shortly before that, the property owners in the Buckeye area got together and decided that they wished to protect a couple of large acreages in their neighborhood that are adjacent to other protected properties.  They subsequently approached the County and spoke with staff about the possibility of County participation in the form of purchasing a conservation easement.  Based upon those conversations, the property owners took the risk to bid on these properties and were successful.  He showed the Board members where these properties are located on a map, explained their sizes to be 123 acres (northern parcel) and 160 acres (southern parcel), and outlined the fact that they are adjoining to other already protected parcels.  The Dan Miller Family bid and was successful in purchasing the northern property, to which they will add another 37 acres that belongs to Dan Miller’s father, for a total of 160 acres on which a conservation easement will be placed.  The Bryant Miller Family, along with Katherine Roberts, acquired the 160-acre parcel.

 

Mr. White explained that this request is for the County to participate by paying $25,000 to acquire a conservation easement on these 320 acres.  He said the estimated value of the conservation easement is $120,000.  This means the purchasers will be donating approximately $95,000 for these protected sites.  The total cost to the County for this effort would be $31,000, which would include $6,000 for transaction costs.  An appraisal, mineral assessment and title search will need to be accomplished and are considered in the transaction costs.

 

Discussion ensued regarding how these easements would fit into the Mountains and Plains Project and how they connect to the other protected lands.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve allocating up to $31,000 from Help Preserve Open Spaces Sales Tax Dollars towards purchase of the Buckeye 2005, 320 acre conservation easements and transaction costs.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12.   LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR DOCUMENTING THE HISTORIC HERITAGE OF THE BELLVUE AND PLEASANT VALLEY AREA:   Commissioner Wagner explained that the Bellvue History Group recently requested the Board’s support in pursuing a grant to perform a survey of historic structures in the area.  She explained that she drafted a letter of support of their conducting this survey, which also urges the Colorado Historical Society to favor them with a grant in order to do so.   Discussion ensued regarding how Larimer County would go about supporting this effort. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of support for documenting the heritage of the Bellvue and Pleasant Valley area with one correction noted.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

13.   WORKSESSION:  Mr. Lancaster noted that there were no items for discussion at this time.

 

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

 

15.   LEGAL MATTERS:  There were no legal matters for discussion at this time.

 

16.   EXECUTIVE SESSION (#106):

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session for purchase acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of any real or personal property interest as outlined in 24-6-402-(4)(a) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:43 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2005

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

REGARDING PARK FEES

(#107)

 

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 7:00 p.m. with Gary Buffington, Parks and Open Lands Director. Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Wagner were present.  Also present was Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Mr. Buffington displayed a spreadsheet of the proposed 2006 Park Fees, noting that increases are proposed for resident and non-resident boat permits, the senior citizen permit, and the paddling permit.  Mr. Buffington explained that currently the resident and non-resident boat permits are $60.00 and $70.00 respectively, and he proposed they each increase $5.00.  He noted that the senior citizen permit is currently $35.00, and proposed that it also be increase $5.00.  Finally, Mr. Buffington explained that the paddling permit currently costs $30.00 and he proposed increasing it an additional $10.00.   Mr. Buffington stated that the proposed increases are necessary to offset increasing operating costs and will generate approximately $15,000 in revenue to the Parks and Open Lands Budget. 

 

Commissioner Wagner asked what the percentage difference was between resident and non-residents boaters.  Mr. Buffington stated that there were 1,647 resident boaters and 606 non-resident boaters last season.  Commissioner Gibson questioned why the senior citizen permit was proposed to be increased as seniors are often on a fixed income.  Mr. Buffington explained that the senior citizen permit has not been increased in four years, and that most of the permits are on a three to four year increase schedule.  Discussion ensued regarding the paddling permit, and Mr. Buffington explained that these permits cost less because the boats do not utilize the boat ramps.  Mr. Buffington also explained that the paddling permits are transferable within the family. 

 

Chair Rennels opened the hearing for public comment and Nancy Eckardt addressed the Board.  Mrs. Eckardt stated that both she and her husband own paddling boats and the proposed increase will result in their paying substantially more for their permits than a family that owns a motorized boat.  Mrs. Eckardt stated that she did not believe this was fair, especially given the fact that motorized boats have much more of an impact of the reservoir and roads than their paddling boats.  Mrs. Eckardt stated that in her opinion the paddling permit should cost at most $15.00 to $20.00 each, due to the fact that these boats have little impact on the reservoir.  There was no additional public comment.

 

Chair Rennels asked if Mr. Buffington had considered a "family" permit for those that own paddling boats.  Mr. Buffington stated that they had considered this, but the biggest challenge occurs when the paddlers go their separate ways and then cannot produce the permit if stopped by a ranger.  Commissioner Wagner agreed that a family permit for paddling boats seemed appropriate, as did Commissioner Gibson.   Commissioner Wagner questioned if there should be a larger gap in the cost of permits between the resident and non-resident boaters.   Mr. Buffington explained that the reservoirs in Larimer County are federal reservoirs; therefore, the Bureau of Reclamation has cautioned the Parks Department on not placing too much of a cost spread between residents and non-residents.  Commissioner Gibson stated that he was not in favor of increasing the senior citizen permit. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of the recommendation to increase the annual resident and non-resident boat permits by $5.00, but to deny the request to increase senior citizen permits and paddling permits.  The senior citizen permits will remain at $35.00 each and the paddling permits will remain at $30.00 each for 2006, with further direction to the Parks Department to consider implementing a "family paddling permit" by January 2006.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The hearing adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

    __________________________________________

                                    KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

                        BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk      

 

 

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Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk      

 

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