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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, NOVEMBER 12, 2007

 

The Courthouse offices were closed due to the Veteran's Day holiday. 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2007

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Eubanks were present.  Also present were:  Neil Gluckman, Gary Darling, Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Wynette Reed, Human Resources; Richard Guest, Human Services Department; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

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

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2007:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of November 5, 2007.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.  REVIEW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2007:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4.  CONSENT AGENDA:

 

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 November 13, 2007:

 

11132007A001           AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE SERVICES BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LIVE THE VICTORY, INC., dba       THE MATTHEWS HOUSE

11132007A002           AGREEMENT TO AMEND/EXTEND CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AND LORA MAE PHILLIPS

11132007R001           SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF TRAIL RIDGE TIMER FRAMES AND APPEALS

11132007R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MAREZ SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT AND APPEAL

 

11132007R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MARTIN MINOR LAND DIVISION AND APPEAL TO SECTION 4.1.8.B.1.a OF THE LAND USE CODE

 

11132007R004           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOT 19 GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 4TH FILING PUD AND LOT 90 GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS PUD 8TH FILING

 

11132007R005           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #33 ORGANIZED

 

11132007R006           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #38 ORGANIZED

 

11132007R007           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #34 ORGANIZED

 

11132007R008           RESOLUTION DECLARING LARIMER COUNTY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #40 ORGANIZED

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  FY08 Enhanced Dislocated Worker Expenditure Authorization.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor licenses were approved and issued:  Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 275 - Club Liquor License - Fort Collins; Young's Liquor - Retail Liquor Store - Fort Collins; Berthoud Discount Liquors - Retail Liquor Store - Berthoud; Archer & Poudre River Resort - 3.2% - Bellvue.   The following licenses were issued:  North Shore RV & Store - 3.2% - Loveland; Ramada Fort Collins - Hotel and Restaurant - Fort Collins.  The following permit was approved:  Wolverine Farm Publishing - Special Event 6% - Fort Collins.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.   REQUEST TO INCREASE 0.5 - SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST (BA) FULL TIME EQUIVALENT TO 1.0 - BUSINESS ANALYST I FULL TIME EQUIVALENT:   Ms. Reed explained that when the BA model was implemented, Human Resources and Finance were given 1.0 Senior Business Analyst FTE to share.  Each was to receive half of the BA's time; however, Human Resources paid for the entire cost of the BA.  Ms. Reed stated that since their BA has recently resigned, they took the opportunity to reevaluate how well sharing an employee with Finance was working, and realized that a part-time BA did not have time to properly support both Finance and Human Resources.  Ms. Reed proposed funding a Business Analyst I, and reclassifying the Payroll Manager position to a Payroll supervisor position in order to fund a full time BA for Human Resources.  She further noted that Human Resources has given Finance half of the money to fund their own BA for Finance.  Ms. Reed stated that that no additional monies will be required for this shift, as the rearrangement of current positions will accommodate the costs of the proposed positions. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve additional 0.5 Business Analyst I FTE for Human Resources.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.  LARIMER COUNTY PERSONNEL POLICY 331.5E.XI AUTHORIZED PAYROLL DEDUCTION:   Ms. Reed explained that they have received requests to process deductions to employee's paychecks for various reasons and to various organizations.  She presented a policy that identifies which types of payroll deductions will be processed by the county.  She gave the results of the input received by employees, and some discussion ensued.  Commissioner Eubanks questioned why 529 plans (children's educational funds), and why union dues were excluded.  Ms. Reed stated that nobody had ever requested that 529 plans be included, but stated that she would explore that possibility.  Ms. Reed further explained that the county attorney has advised against automatically deducting union dues from employee paychecks.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Larimer County Personnel Policy 331.5E.XI; Authorized Payroll Deductions.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

 

7.  ADD TEAM LEADER FOR JAIL RE-ENTRY PROGRAM, SHIFT CASE MANAGERS TO COUNTY POSITION:   Mr. Guest explained that the jail re-entry program requires a Mental Health Diversion Team Leader, and additional case managers that will be shifted and consolidated under the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.  He explained that the team leader position will be funded from existing Detention Center funds, and funding for the case managers will be provided from existing HHS funds.   Some discussion ensued regarding the history and benefits of the jail re-entry program.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve creating 4 positions in Health and Human Services: 1 mental health diversion team leader and 3 case manager I positions. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.  WORKSESSION:    Mr. Lancaster asked if the Board discussed with the other elected officials the possibility of closing county offices on the Mondays prior to Christmas and New Years, since both Christmas and New Years Day fall on a Tuesday and county business is typically very slow during this time.  The Board said that they did discuss it and it was supported by the other elected officials, as long as it was well publicized that county offices would be closed on those days.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve two additional employee holidays on the Mondays preceding Christmas and New Years Day.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Lancaster explained the need to bring a new Rural Land Use Center Director on board while the current director is still employed, in order to facilitate effective cross training and knowledge transfer.  He asked the Board to consider this possibility and noted that he will bring a formal recommendation back at some point in the near future.

 

Mr. Gluckman presented an update on SB 2123, regarding the mandatory collective bargaining bill.  He stated that the Board is being solicited to participate in the "national call-in day" in order to explain their position to the state senators regarding this bill.  Commissioner Eubanks will call Senator Salazar and Commissioner Gibson will call Senator Allard and voice the Board's opposition to this bill, as it gives up local control, affects the county budget, and is only geared towards public safety workforce.

 

Discussion ensued regarding liquor license incidents occurring at the Sundance Saloon, and Ms. Cookman was directed to invite the owner of the Sundance, Mike Poppenweimer, to an upcoming public comment session in order to address the number of incidents occurring at his establishement.

 

 

9.  COMMISSIONER REPORTS:  The Board reviewed their activities at events during the past week.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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                        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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