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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, November 13, 2006

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#132)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Rob Helmick, Principal Planner.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioner Rennels was present.  Also present were:  Larry Timm, Matt Lafferty, Chad Gray, and Samantha Mott, Planning Department;  Christie Coleman, Engineering Department; Candace Phippen, Building Inspection; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; Jim Alderden, Sheriff’s Office; George Haas, County Attorney; David Ayarud, Assistant County Attorney; and Kristen Romary, Deputy Clerk. 

 

Chair Gibson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and asked for public comment on the County Budget and the Land Use Code.  No one from the audience addressed the Board regarding these topics.   Chair Gibson then explained that Items 1 through 3 were on consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff, or members of the audience.

 

 

1.  JIF REZONING - #06-Z1584:  This is a request to rezone a property situated in the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (GMA) from B (Business) to PD (Planned Development) allowing uses consistent with the Larimer County C (Commercial) zone district.

 

On September 20, 2006, the Development Services Team presented the JIF rezoning to the Planning Commission as a discussion item.  After the Development Services Team presentation, the applicant gave a brief overview of the project, providing visual illustrations of the proposed development.  No public testimony regarding the rezoning was offered; therefore, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to approve this rezoning as recommended by the Development Services Team.

 

The Development Services Team recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the JIF Rezoning (05-Z1584), as recommended by the Larimer County Planning Commission and subject to the following conditions: 

  1. Concealed outdoor storage shall be allowed in association with an enclosed storage facility.  Concealed storage shall mean that the outdoor storage shall not be visible to the public.
  2. Concealed outdoor storage shall consist only of licensed and operable vehicles, RV’s, boats and sporting vehicles (i.e. ATV’s and Jet Ski’s).
  3. The permitted uses, lot building and structure requirements, setbacks and structure height limitations for JIF Planned Development shall be as follows: 
    1. The Planned Development (PD) zoning for the property shall be as follows:

      i.   PD (Planned Development)

1.   Principal uses:

a.   Agricultural

          i.   Garden supply center (R)

          ii.   Pet animal facility (R)

          iii.   Pet animal veterinary clinic/hospital (R/S)

          iv.   Livestock veterinary clinic/hospital (R/S)

b.   Commercial

          i.   Convenience store (R)

          ii.   Automobile service station (R)

          iii.   Carwash (R)

          iv.   Professional office (R)

          v.   General retail (R/S)--See section 4.3

          vi.   General commercial (R)

          vii.   Personal service (R)

          viii.   Takeout restaurant (R)

          ix.   Sit-down restaurant (R)

          x.   Nightclub (R)

          xi.   Instructional facility (R)

          xii.   Outdoor display/sales (R)

          xiii.   Clinic (R)

c.   Institutional

          i.   Health services (R)

          ii.   Hospital (R)

          iii.   School, public (L)

          iv.   School, nonpublic (R/S)--See section 4.3

          v.   Rehabilitation facility (R)

          vi.   Church (R)

d.   Recreational

          i.   Place of amusement or recreation (R/S)--See section 4.3

          ii.   Shooting range (R/S)--See section 4.3

          iii.   Membership club/clubhouse (R)

e.   Accommodation

          i.   Hotel/motel (R)

f.   Industrial

          i.   Enclosed and concealed storage (R) (see conditions 1 & 2)

          ii.   Trade use (R/S)--See section 4.3

          iii.   Light industrial (S)

g.   Utilities

          i.   Commercial mobile radio service (R/S)--See section 16

          ii.   Radio and television transmitters (S)

2.   Lot, building and structure requirements: 15,000 square feet

a.   Minimum setbacks:

          i.   Front yard- The setback from an interior subdivision road or established public or private road must be 20 feet from the property line.

          ii.   Side yards--0 feet

          iii.   Rear yards--0 feet

          iv.   Streams, creeks and rivers--100 feet from the centerline of the established watercourse.

          v.   Maximum structure height--40 feet

          vi.   No parcel can be used for more than one principal building; additional buildings on a parcel are allowed if they meet the accessory use criteria in subsection 4.3.10.

Uses followed by an (R) are allowed by right.

Uses followed by an (MS) require approval through the Minor Special Review process.

Uses followed by an (S) require approval through the Special Review process described in Section 4.5 of the Larimer County Land Use Code, as amended.

Uses followed by an (R/S) may be allowed by right or require special review approval based on thresholds in Section 4.3 (use descriptions) of the Larimer County Land Use Code, as amended.

Uses followed by an (L) require review through the location and extent review process described in Section 13.0 of the Larimer County Land Use Code, as amended.

 

2.  GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 1ST FILING LOTS 72 & 73 LOT CONSOLIDATION - #06-S2625:  This is a request for a lot consolidation to combine two contiguous lots into one lot in the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision 1st Filing.  If approved, the recording instrument will be a Findings and Resolution from the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

There have been no objections by surrounding neighbors regarding this proposal.  Additionally, the following Larimer County agencies have stated that they have no objections to this proposal:  The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment; The Larimer County Engineering Department Development Review Team; The Larimer County Addressing Coordinator, Planning & Building Services Division.

 

The proposed Lot Consolidation for Lots 72 and 73 of the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision 1st Filing will not adversely affect any neighboring properties or any County agency.  The Lot Consolidation will not result in any additional lots.  The staff finds that the request meets the requirements of the Larimer County Land Use Code.

 

The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Lot Consolidation for Lots 72 and 73 Glacier View Meadows Subdivision 1st Filing, subject to the following conditions:

  1. All conditions of approval shall be met and the final resolution of the County Commissioners’ recorded by May 13, 2007, 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.

 

3. HUSCHKA REZONING - #05-Z1575:  This is a request to rezone portions of two adjacent properties to coincide with a boundary change between the two adjoining properties.  One zoning change will be from FA-1 (Farming) to T (Tourist), and the other zoning change from T (Tourist) to FA-1 (Farming).  On October 18, 2006, the Development Services Team presented the Huschka Rezoning to the Planning Commission as a consent agenda item.  No public testimony regarding the rezoning was offered; therefore, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to approve this rezoning as recommended by the Development Services Team.

 

The Development Services Team recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Huschka Rezoning (05-Z1575), as recommended by the Larimer County Planning Commission, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The permitted uses, lot building and structure requirements, setbacks and structure height limitations for the property being added to the Fireside RV site shall be consistent with the T (Tourist) Zone District of the Larimer County Land Use Code.
  2. The permitted uses, lot building and structure requirements, setbacks and structure height limitations for the property being added to the Disney site shall be consistent with the FA-1 (Farming) Zone District of the Larimer County Land Use Code.
  3. Within six months of the approval of this application the applicant shall either:

a.   Submit a Special Review application for the Fireside RV Park and Cabins site to justify the additional 11 RV sites, and to ensure that compliance with the applicable codes and requirements will be met across the property.

b.   Eliminate the 11 illegal RV spaces at the southeast corner of the property and utilize the space as active or passive recreation space for the RV Park.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Items 1 through 3, as listed on the Consent Agenda and outlined above.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

4.  LARIMER COUNTY GRAFFITI ORDINANCE - #06-CA0065:  The purpose of this public hearing is for the proposed graffiti ordinance to be introduced, read, and approved on first reading, and to be published in full in a local newspaper.  The Commissioners’ may amend the proposed ordinance at first reading if desired.  If approved on first reading, the second reading to consider adoption is scheduled for public hearing on Monday, December 4, 2006, at 6:30 p.m.

 

Mr. Timm explained that the Graffiti Ordinance was created in combination with the Larimer County Planning Department and the Sheriff’s Office.  He outlined key components of the ordinance and clarified that all expenses paid by the property caretaker include the cost of actual elimination of the graffiti along with reasonable administrative costs associated with the graffiti removal.  Mr. Ayarud, Chair Gibson, and Commissioner Rennels requested that several changes be made prior to approval of the first draft of the Larimer County Graffiti Ordinance.

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the proposed ordinance relating to the Control and Prevention of Graffiti in the unincorporated territory of Larimer County, Ordinance #12042006001, with corrections to Section 6.6.4 and 7.7.1, along with the removal of the last sentence of Section 1.1.3, and removal of the word “useful” from the fifth whereas statement of the Graffiti Ordinance.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

5.  BILL GOOD’S NOTICE AND ASSESSMENT/COST ASSESSMENT - #03-ZV0017:  On August 11, 2003, the Board of County Commissioners found the property owner in violation of the Larimer County Land Use Code by virtue of storing inoperable, unlicensed camper trailers and junk and debris on his property.  When the owner did not reach compliance with County regulations by removing the trailers, junk, and debris, a court action was initiated to enforce County regulations.  An Order was eventually issued by Judge Hiatt in Larimer County District Court, Case No. 04 CV 222, on June 29, 2004, authorizing the County to enter onto the property to remove and dispose of the travel trailers, junk, and debris, in order to bring the subject property into compliance with the County’s zoning regulations.  The County was further authorized to assess the costs of compliance as a lien against the property collectible in the same manner and with the same priority as real property taxes. 

 

In furtherance of the court order, Case No. 04 CV 222, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the expenditure of funds to remove the camper trailers, junk, and debris.  Pittington Construction, Inc. performed the required work.  Code Compliance Officer, Chad Gray, served notice to the owner of the date and time the removal would take place.  In addition, Mr. Gray telephoned and spoke with the owner prior to the removal.  The cost of the removal totaled $4400.  A Report of Costs was prepared by Larimer County Code Compliance Officer, Chad Gray, dated October 4, 2006.

 

Staff recommends the Board approve the Report of Costs, and order that the costs be assessed against the subject property as a lien by signing an Order and Assessment.  Upon approval, staff will request that the Clerk to the Board hand deliver a certified copy of the Order and Assessment to the Larimer County Treasurer’s Office and the Assessor’s Office, and mail a certified copy to the Larimer County Finance Director for purposes of placing the assessment on the tax roll.

 

Raymond Ruppert, representative for Bill Good, presented a letter to the Board, which was added to the record.  He then explained that Mr. Good is an elderly man, with declining health.  He no longer lives in Colorado, and it is increasingly more difficult to maintain his 40 acre lot.  Mr. Ruppert said that his Airstream trailer, which was purchased in excellent condition, had been vandalized by unknown assailants.  It is also believed that a second trailer was placed on the property, near the Airstream, in order to draw the attention of County code enforcement agents; this trailer was also vandalized.  For these two reasons, Mr. Ruppert feels as though Mr. Good is a victim, and should not be assessed the total fees for the removal of three trailers.

 

Some discussion among the Commissioners ensued regarding the timeline of events, and the dates of the photos presented by staff.  Commissioner Rennels asked if it would be possible to assess the cost of $4400 over a four year period, allowing Mr. Good more time to acquire the necessary fees.  Mr. Helmick said that this item can be placed on the Administrative Matters consent agenda every year, to remind staff and the Board that payment is due.    

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Report of Costs attached to the Order and Assessment, and order that the cost in the amount of $4400 be assessed over a four year period, at $1100 per year, against the property as a lien.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The meeting ended at 3:45 p.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2006

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#133)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. with County Manager, Frank Lancaster.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioner Rennels was present.  Also present were:  Donna Hart, and Cheri Pineda, Commissioners’ Office; Patrick Maroney, Director of Security – Colorado Lottery; Kerri Rollins, and Jennifer Young, Parks and Open Lands Department; Samantha Mott, and Casey Stewart, Planning Department; Kim Culp, Emergency Telephone Authority Director; and Kristen Romary, Deputy Clerk.

 

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment today.

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF OCTOBER 30, 2006, AND NOVEMBER 6, 2006:

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 30, 2006.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of November 6, 2006.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

3.  REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2006The Commissioners reviewed and discussed the upcoming schedule with Ms. Hart.

 

4.  CONSENT AGENDA:

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for November 14, 2006:

 

 

ABATEMENTS:  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petitions for Abatement are approved: Raymond T. and Lori J. Johnson; Fleet Business Credit; Darby and David R. Nabors (2005); Clifford E. and Susan R. Tedder (2005 only).

 

11142006A001           WARRANTY MEMORANDUM FOR SHYANNE PLANNED LAND DIVISION 03-S2180 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSISONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND BLUE HOLLOW LLC AND BLUE HOLLOW HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION

 

11142006D001           DEED OF DEDICATION BY GREGORY P. MARSH AND JOAN M. MCGARRAHAN FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

11142006D002           DEED OF CONSERVATION EASEMENT BY BRYANT W. MILLER AND PATRICIA S. MILLER

 

11142006D003           DEED OF DEDICATION BY JEFFREY G. CARLTON AND KAREN T. CARLTON FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

11142006D004           DEED OF DEDICATION BY US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE OF DOUGLAS COUNTY FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

11142006R001           RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE BY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY

 

11142006R002           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 27 ORGANIZED

 

11142006R003           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 32 ORGANIZED

 

11142006R004           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 35 ORGANIZED

 

11142006R005           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRIC NO. 36 ORGANIZED

 

11142006R006           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 59 AND 60 OF RED FEATHER HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION

 

11142006R007           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 6A AND 6B IN BLOCK 14 OF WEST HIAWATHA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION

 

11142006R008           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CORCORAN APPEAL TO EXPAND A NONCONFORMING SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING

 

11142006R009           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BUCKHORN MOUNTAIN RADIO TOWER SPECIAL REVIEW

 

11142006R010           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF MARY’S LAKE ROAD REZONING

 

11142006R011           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RIDEOUT MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS TO SECTION 4.3.10.F.2C OF THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE

 

11142006R012           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE BARKER MINOR LAND DIVISION

 

11142006R013           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL OF THE POUDRE CITY LOTS 1B, 2B, 3B, AND 17B AMENDED PLAT/BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

11142006R014           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVIING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 32 AND 33 IN THUNDER CANYON PUD

 

11142006R015           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE EAGLE ROCK SCHOOL TRAIL EASEMENT APPEAL

 

11142006R016           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COUNTY ROAD 38E BRIDGE FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW

 

11142006R017           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRESERVE CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT, REZONING AND APPEALS

 

11142006R018           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DRY CREEK RIDGE SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT

 

11142006R019           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MEADOWS AT ROLLING HILLS PLANNED LAND DIVISION AND REZONING AS RESUBMITTED

 

11142006R020           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE BLUFF LANE ADDRESS CHANGE APPEAL

 

11142006R021           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE SEDONA HILLS COURT ROAD NAME APPEAL

 

11142006R022           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE GRIZZARD MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW

 

11142006R023           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PITTINGTON II PREILIMIARY RURAL LAND PLAN

 

11142006R024           RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING AMENDMENTS TO LARIMER COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Amendment to the Supplemental Rules of Procedure for the Estes Valley Board of Adjustment; Thunder Mountain Park Amended Plat.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor licenses were both approved and issued:  Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon – Hotel and Restaurant – Fort Collins; Ptarmigan Country Club – Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premise – Fort Collins; Windjammer Roadhouse and Grill – Tavern – Loveland; Red Feather Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Red Feather Lakes; Mishawaka Inn – Tavern – Bellvue; Young’s Liquor – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins; Poudre Spirits and Wine – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins; Gateway Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Loveland; Beaver Inn – Hotel and Restaurant – Red Feather Lakes; Best Western Crossroads Inn & Conference – Tavern – Loveland; JJ’s Liquor – Transfer of Ownership with Temporary Permit – Fort Collins. 

The following liquor licenses were approved: Ptarmigan Country Club Report of Change – Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premise – Fort Collins; Reflections for Youth – Special Event - 6% - Loveland.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

5.  COLORADO LOTTERY’S STARBURST CONSERVATION AWARD FOR THE BLUE MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AREA:  Mr. Maroney said that he was delighted to present the Colorado lottery’s new Starburst Conservation Award to the Commissionrs’ and the Larimer County Parks and Open Lands Department, for their dedication to the Blue Mountain Conservation Area.  The Starburst Award was given to the Blue Mountain Conservation Area based on the cost and efficient use of lottery funds, the area’s long term and permanent value to preserving natural resources in Colorado, open space values, public benefits, and partnerships created during the project.  Ms. Rollins stated that it was necessary to obtain funding from the Colorado lottery in order to protect the Blue Mountain Conservation Area which spans over 9000 acres in southern Larimer County.

 

 

6. MEETING WITH LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY (LETA):  Ms. Culp introduced herself as the new Executive Director of the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority.  As the Executive Director, she oversees the allocation of 911 service surcharges assessed to cell phones and hardwire phones.  The current surcharge fee is .45 cents.  She explained that LETA is investigating the option to improve 911 services through the regionalization of a communication center.  This would reduce the number of dispatch centers from five currently to one or two potentially. 

 

Commissioner Rennels asked if there was the potential for fee increases in the future.  Ms. Culp explained that the current surcharge fee of .45 cents is considerably lower than other counties fees.  She said that there is no need to increase the fees at this time, unless large projects were to take place.  However, LETA has the ability to increase fees up to .70 cents without Public Utility Commission (PUC) approval.

 

 

7.  HEBBERT FEE WAIVER REQUEST:  Ms. Mott explained that the owners of property at 15481 County Road 52E applied for a building permit in 2004, for a 24-foot by 32-foot storage shed/pole barn.  The plot plan that was submitted at this time showed the structure to be 35 feet from the center of Fire Route 11.  Upon inspection, it was determined that the structure was not located where it was indicated to be on the plans.  In 2005, an inspection was conducted, and it was determined that the structure is 19 feet from the centerline of the road.  Based on the Larimer County Land Use Code, which requires a structure to be at least 35 feet from the centerline of the road, the owners need to move the building or get a variance.  Moving the road could prove to be another choice, however, it would entail a much more costly process. 

 

Rodger and Bonnie Hebbert, property owners, addressed the Board and said that they were willing to apply for a variance, but requested the fee of $500 be waived since the road is on their private property, and is considered a Fire Route.  The road has been used as an access road to two neighboring properties, and a “gentleman’s agreement” was set in place many years ago to allow access to those properties.

 

Ms. Mott asked that the Board approve the variance fee waiver request, but charge the property owners $100 to cover internal, out-of-pocket, expenses paid for by the Planning Department.  The fee of $100 would cover processing and mailing costs related to the Hebbert variance and fee waiver request.

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Hebbert variance fee waiver request with the addition of a payment not to exceed $100 for internal staff costs and mailing.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

8.  APPOINTMENTS TO GENERAL AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS:  Ms. Pineda outlined appointments to the General and Public Improvement Districts as follows:

GID #11 – Meadowdale Hills:  Larry Olson, and Lucian (Bud) Williams, appointed to a 4-year term beginning November 14, 2006, and ending November 30, 2010; Chip Sproul, appointed to a 3-year term beginning November 14, 2006, and ending November 30, 2009.

GID #14 – Little Valley:  Sandra Burns, William Conqer, and Marianne Oepping, appointed to a 4-year term beginning November 14, 2006, and ending November 30, 2010; Stephen Bates, and Donald Lowe appointed to a 3-year term beginning November 14, 2006, and ending November 30, 2009.

PID #28 – Trotwood Ranches:  William McKellar, appointed to a 4-year term beginning November 14, 2006, and ending November 30, 2010.

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the board appointments as listed.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

9.  APPOINTMENT OF COMMISSIONERS TO SERVE ON NOMINATION COMMITTEE FOR FORT COLLINS AREA LIBRARY BOARD:  Mr. Lancaster stated that the voters approved the formation of the Fort Collins Area Library District in the general election on November 7, 2006.  According to Colorado Statute, the participating governments (Fort Collins and Larimer County) are to appoint two members each, from their governing body, to serve on a committee to select nominees to serve on the initial Library District board of trustees.  The newly adopted Library District includes areas in commissioner districts I and II.  Mr. Lancaster proposed that Commissioner Rennels and Wagner be appointed to serve on the library board nominating committee as representatives of Larimer County, since the Library District falls within their commissioner districts. 

 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Commissioner Rennels and Commissioner Wagner to serve on the library board nominating committee as representatives of Larimer County, since the Library District falls within their commissioner districts.   

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

10.  WORKSESSION:  Mr. Lancaster asked the Board if they had any interest in pursuing an impact fee study for an expansion to the jail.  The jail ballot issue did not pass in the November 7, 2006, general election, and there is a need to conduct an impact fee study based on the current incarceration rate.  This would need to be a partnership between the affected cities and Larimer County, since both entities use jail resources.  Chair Gibson stated that he wanted to meet with city officials to better understand their position on this issue.  Mr. Lancaster said that he would draft a letter that would be sent to city officials, asking for their input and feedback on the impact fee study.  Commissioner Rennels agreed that a letter should be distributed first, before paying $25,000 for the impact fee study. 

 

Mr. Lancaster stated that the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) board has several positions up for reappointment.  Recently, members have consisted of sheriff representatives, but each town also has the ability to recommend new members to the Board.  It is the duty of the Board of County Commissioners to appoint new members, as needed.  Commissioner Rennels said that she would like to see diversity on the board, and wants to know who is serving currently, in order to create a mix of board members.

 

Mr. Lancaster suggested the idea of initiating a more paperless environment during Commissioner meetings.  He said that there would be access to important information in the form of laptop computers, and paper copies would only be used when needed.  Chair Gibson, and Commissioner Rennels both agree that they recycle stacks of unnecessary paper documents daily, and it would be very cost efficient, and more environmentally friendly to switch to paperless meetings.  Mr. Lancaster said that he would pursue this option more closely.

 

 

11.  COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board noted their attendance at events during the past two weeks.

 

 

12.  LEGAL MATTERS:  There were no legal matters to discuss.

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:40 a.m.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

(#134 and #135)

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. with Linda Connors, Assistant County Attorney.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Wagner and Rennels were present.  Also present was: Kristen Romary, Deputy Clerk.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session regarding matters required to be kept confidential by federal or state law, or rules or regulations, based on 24-6-402(4)(c) C.R.S. and 19-1-30, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(c) C.R.S. 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Executive Session ended at 5:00 p.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

                        GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

_______________________________________

Kristen L. Romary, Deputy Clerk

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