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 MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, JANUARY 30, 2006

 

There were no land use hearings held on this day.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2006

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#9)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Assistant County Manager Neil Gluckman.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Rennels and Wagner were present.  Also present were:  Frank Lancaster, Donna Hart, Cheri Pineda, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Gerald Blehm, Health Department; Jim Reidhead, Rural Land Use Center; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Department; Gary Johnson, and Doug Buffington, Risk Management Alliance, LLC.; Jay Hardy, Fairgrounds and Events Center; Gary Buffington, Parks and Open Lands Department; Joni Friedman, Workforce Center; Candace Phippen, Building Department; Al Kadera, and Jill Bennett, Planning Department; George Hass, and Jeannine Haag, County Attorney's Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.   PUBLIC COMMENT:  Jimmy and Jean Phillips, and Peggy Guerrero addressed the Board with concerns surrounding the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT's) proposed alternative route for County Road 32, as this proposed route will cross onto their private land.  Discussion ensued and Mr. Engemoen stated that the County's Engineering Department does not support the proposed alternative in question because it does affect the greatest number of private land owners.  The Board explained that the neighboring communities will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on CDOT's proposals as this process moves forward.

 

George Langal, Doug Jatcko, and Brian Sheppe addressed the Board regarding properties in the county that are restricted to utilizing vault septic systems.  Mr. Langal explained that there are advanced treatment systems that can be utilized, that are proven to be effective, and maintain the balance of water on-site, versus having to pump the waste and remove it off-site.  Mr. Sheppe presented a slide-show presentation for the Board regarding this advanced technology.  Much discussion ensued as to how plat notes might be changed to allow the use of these advanced systems on lots previously restricted to the use of vault systems.  The Board asked Mr. Blehm to obtain a letter from the State Health Department regarding their opinion on amending the plats to allow for the use of the advanced technology.

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE REVISED MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2006

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the revised minutes for the week of January 16, 2006.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2006

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 23, 2006, as amended.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.  REVIEW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2006:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

5.   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 January 31 , 2006:

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved:  Richard J. and Kathleen M. Pias (2 years); PR Pharmaceuticals; Patriot Commercial Leasing Company Inc.; D&A Partners, LLP; Technical Molded Products, Inc. (2 years); Matthew T. Walsh; Dennis L. and Laura M. Hinchley (2 years).

 

01312006A001           WARRANTY MEMORANDUM FOR HOLBROOK CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT, FILE #03-S2115, BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ANDREW AND LYNN HOLBROOK AND HOLBROOK HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION

 

01312006A002           TWO PARTY CLAIMS SERVICING AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND TRISTAR RISK MANAGEMENT

 

01312006A003           MARY'S LAKE ROAD BRIDGE DESIGN SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PBS & J

 

01312006A004           WARRANTY MEMORANDUM FOR BACKBONE MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, FILE #99-S1451, BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOP FIVE INC., AND BACKBONE MEADOWS HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION

 

01312006D001           DEED OF DEDICATION BY DARRELL A. ROGER AND BRENDA L. ROGERS OF SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

01312006R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 9 CENTENNIAL HILLS SUBDIVISION AND OF LOTS 2 AND 3 OF THE REPLAT OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 6, 7, AND 8 CENTENNIAL HILLS SUBDIVISION

 

01312006R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 51 AND 52 IN BLOCK 10 OF CARRIAGE HILLS 4TH FILING AND VACATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

01312006R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT FOR COYOTE RIDGE PHASE I

 

01312006R004           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TIMBERLINE RESOURCES SPECIAL REVIEW AMENDMENT

 

01312006R005           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SAGE VALLEY CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT, REZONING AND APPEALS

 

01312006R006           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WARBERG FARM CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT AND APPEAL

 

01312006R007           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REZONING OF TRACT 1 OF HILLERY PARRACK EXEMPTION

 

01312006R008           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SCHROEDER PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

 

01312006R009           RESOLUTION CORRECTING FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING TRAILS END PLANNED LAND DIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT AND REZONING TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT - RECEPTION NUMBER 2005-0067085

 

01312006R010           RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE SECTION 16: COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE FACILITIES

 

01312006R011           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 41 AND 42 IN VISTA GRANDE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT

 

01312006R012           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #20 PTARMIGAN

 

01312006R013           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #19 HIGHLAND HILLS

 

01312006R014           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #18 VENNER RANCH

 

01312006R015           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #13A RED FEATHER

 

01312006R016           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #8 NAMAQUA

 

01312006R017           RESOLUTION CORRECTING RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2006 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR LARIMER COUNTY GID #2 PINEWOOD SPRINGS

 

01312006R018           RESOLUTION RELEASING LOT SALE PROHIBITION ON LOTS 57-81 OF TEAL CREEK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Vista Grande Planned Development Lots 41 and 42 Amended Plat.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following license was both approved and issued:  A Hunt Club - Tavern - Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.  BRIEFING ON LARIMER COUNTY CONTINUITY PLANNING:  Mr. Gluckman explained that he has been working with Emergency Management Sheriff's Deputy Erik Nilsson for the past 3 to 4 years on disaster recovery planning for Larimer County.  Mr. Gluckman stated that they have received a grant to assist with this effort and have hired Risk Management Alliance, LLC., to develop a Continuity of Operations Plan to ensure that critical County-level government entities can continue to operate through a crises event or disruption.  Mr. Johnson presented a slide-show presentation of the Continuity of Operations Plan.  Some discussion ensued and Commissioner Rennels asked how the plan will be updated to make sure that it addressed changes that take place in County business.  Mr. Johnson stated that someone within Larimer County would need to be designated to monitor the plan for this reason.

 

7.   APPOINTMENT TO THE OFFICE ON AGING ADVISORY COUNCIL:  Ms. Pineda explained that a member has resigned from the Office on Aging Advisory Council and recommended that Amy Farnsworth fill the unexpired term of Reggie Kemp.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Amy Farnsworth to fill an unexpired term on the Office on Aging Advisory Council effective January 31, 2006, through June 30, 2006.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.   APPOINTMENTS TO THE PARKS MASTER PLAN TASK FORCE:  Ms. Pineda explained that interviews have been completed for the new Parks Master Plan Task Force and the following candidates have been selected for appointment:  Ivan Andrade, Alan Apt, Ronny Bush, Frank Cada, David Coulson, Andre Duvall, Robert Harris, Rich Harter, Linda Knowlton, Chad LaChance, Barry Lewis, Tom Miller, and Peter Newman.  Ms. Pineda noted that they will all be appointed for a one-year term beginning January 31, 2006, and expiring January 31, 2007.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments to the Parks Master Plan Task Force as outlined above. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.   LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Mr. Gluckman presented a draft agenda for the upcoming legislative delegation meeting, and discussed both the agenda and pending legislation with the Board. 

 

10.  WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman explained that the Forest Service has asked the Board to comment on the Issuance of Priority Outfitter and Guide Special Permits, regarding kayaking/rafting operations along the Poudre River, and the overnight horseback riding that occurs at the Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch.   Mr. Gluckman asked if the Board wanted to present this the Environmental Advisory Board for comments, or if they wished to comment as a Board.  Commissioner Rennels stated that if issues arise from these operations, then they are referred to the Forest Service directly; therefore, she recommended supporting those that are listed within the letter.  The Board agreed and directed Mr. Gluckman to respond on behalf of the Board. 

 

11.  PROPOSAL FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PILOT PROJECT:  Mr. Lancaster explained that the Board directed staff to examine the role the County has in economic development, specifically that which pertains to entrepreneurial endeavors in the rural portion of the county associated with alternative agricultural businesses.  He proposed an 18-month pilot program designed to answer what barriers to economic development exist in county regulations, what type of economic development Larimer County should actively support, and what Larimer County can do to support and assist the desired economic development within the county. Mr. Lancaster explained that the project would be assigned to the Workforce Center, under the guidance of a project team consisting of staff from the Workforce Center, Planning and the County Manger's office.   He noted that the estimated cost of the project would be $80,000, and that the funds would come from the 2005 County budget carryover funds.  Mr. Lancaster recommended that Geniphyr Ponce-Pore and Andy Smith be hired to work as part of the project team, as Ms. Ponce-Pore has extensive experience with land use issues, and Mr. Smith is currently assigned to the Workforce Center and has a great deal of knowledge that could be utilized within this scope of this project.  Commissioner Wagner suggested that the project team look at the example that Larimer County as a government entity is setting with regards to directly supporting local businesses.  Commissioner Wagner also requested that if the positions within this project ever become full-time positions, then the jobs should be published and advertised to the general public.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the allocation of $80,000 from the 2005 carryover funds to support the Economic Development Pilot Project.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12.  COMMISSIONER REPORTS:   Commissioner Rennels explained that The Center, which is an organization that works with troubled youth, is applying for a $60,000 grant from both the Daniel's Fund and from the United Way and have requested the Board of County Commissioners sign two letters supporting their efforts to secure this grant. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letters of support for The Center to obtain grant money from the Daniel's Fund and the United Way.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Board discussed their attendance at events during the past week.

 

13.  LEGAL MATTERS:    Ms. Haag, Ms. Phippen, and Mr. Kadera presented the Board with an update on the Whitman Zoning Violation.  Their concerns surrounded the fact that the owner will remain in compliance for a period of time, and will then breach the stipulation by parking RV's on the property and permitting outdoor storage of items not allowed to be stored in this manner.  Discussion ensued regarding how to address this issue.  The Board directed staff to monitor this property for code compliance to determine if there is a pattern of blatant non-compliance.  

 

Mr. Hass requested the Board to go into Executive Session for the purpose of receiving legal advice (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 12:15 a.m.

 

 

 

 

    __________________________________________

                        GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR

            BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk     

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