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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, NOVEMBER 14, 2005

 

There was no Land Use Hearing held on Monday, November 14, 2005.

 

 

Tuesday, NOVEMBER 15, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Wagner and Gibson were present.  Also present were:  Neil Gluckman, Deni LaRue, and Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Al Kadera, Planning Department; Jerry Wilson, Superintendent of Poudre School District; Scott Doyle, and Jan Kuhnen, Clerk & Recorder's Office; Jay Hardy, Fairgrounds Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Department; Linda Connors, and George Hass, County Attorney's Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENT:  Judy Jackson addressed the Board with concerns regarding a zoning violation on her property.  Mrs. Jackson read a lengthy description of her concerns, after which, Mr. Lancaster explained that since this item is schedule for a hearing, the Board could not have this discussion with Mrs. Jackson.

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7, 2005:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of November 7, 2005, as presented.

 

Motion carried 2-0, Chair Rennels abstained.

 

3.  REVIEW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21, 2005:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

 

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 November 15, 2005:

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:  The County Assessor recommends approval of the following Petitions for Abatement:   Coldwell Banker Residential Broker; William and Renee Schnorr (2 years); Gary and Cheryl Evans; Ceptcon; Marla J. Lloyd (2 years). 

 

11152005A001           COMMUNICATIONS USE LEASE BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

 

11152005R001           RESOLUTION FOR NAME CHANGES OF EXISTING NORTHEAST QUADRANT COUNTY NUMBERED ROAD TO COINCIDE WITH THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS STREET/ROAD NAMES

 

11152005R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION REGARDING THE MEDANICH APPEAL

 

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS:  Admin. Policy and Procedure 100.2K, Signature Authority for County Documents.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following licenses were approved and issued:  Windjammer Roadhouse and Grill - Tavern - Loveland; Ptarmigan Country Club - Hotel & Restaurant with Optional Premises - Fort Collins; River Forks Inn Restaurant & Stage Stop - Hotel & Restaurant Drake.  The following license was approved:  Red Feather High Country Restaurant - Transfer of Ownership - Red Feather Lakes.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.  PROCLAMATION FOR AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:  Dr. Wilson thanked the Board on behalf of all Poudre School District students and teachers for recognizing the importance of supporting education within the community.  Discussion ensued and Commissioner Wagner read the proclamation.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of November 13, 2005, as American Education Week.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.  UPDATE ON 2005 ELECTION:  Mr. Doyle presented the Board with statistics regarding voter turnout for the recent election, which included the percentages of votes cast during early voting, absentee voting, and at the Vote Centers on Election Day.  Mr. Doyle explained, in great detail, how the election process works.  He stated that the votes are captured on memory cards within the voting machines, and then uploaded to a central computer and tallied to provide the results on Election Day.  Commissioner Wagner stated that Mr. Doyle's explanation of the process was most helpful, as it explained why the numbers increased so dramatically when the final memory cards were uploaded. 

 

7.   DISCUSSION OF REQUEST TO CHANGE SPEED LIMIT ON U.S. HIGHWAY 34:  Commissioner Gibson explained that individuals from Estes Park, including the Mayor, have requested that the speed limit on Highway 34 be re-evaluated.  Commissioner Gibson stated that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like this request to come from the Board, rather than from an individual commissioner. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners draft a letter requesting CDOT to review the speed limit on U.S. Highway 34, through the Big Thompson Canyon, and authorize the Chair to sign the same.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.  WORKSESSION:  There were no worksession items to discuss. 

 

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

 

10.  CITIZENS REVIEW PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS:  Ms. Connors presented the resolution and guidelines for the Citizen Review Panel and requested Board approval on the same.  Chair Rennels suggested revising paragraph II, D for clarity, and Ms. Connors stated that she would rewrite the paragraph.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution approving the revised membership requirements and guidelines for the Citizen Review Panel Conflict Resolution Process, with the noted change to paragraph II, D.  


Motion carried 3-0.

 

11152005R003           RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVING THE REVISED MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE CITIZEN REVIEW PANEL AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESS CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PERSONNEL IN PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE COLORADO CHILDREN'S CODE

 

11.  LEGAL MATTERS:  Executive session - affidavit provided.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(b) C.R.S.


Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

 

    __________________________________________

                                    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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