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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, JANUARY 7, 2008

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

(#155)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 11:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Eubanks was present.  Also present were:  Neil Gluckman, Commissioners' Office; Marc Engemoen, Public Works; Laurel Kubin, Extension Office; Bob Herrfeldt, Fairgrounds and Events Center; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session to discuss Personnel Matters as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(f) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The Executive Session ended at 12:25 p.m., with no action taken.

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#156)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principle Planner.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Eubanks was present.  Also present were:  Rob Helmick, Christie Coleman, and Sean Wheeler, Planning; Matt Johnson and Ed Woodward, Engineering; Jeanine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Angela Myers, 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. KDR DEVELOPMENT FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW:  This request is to approve the Floodplain Special Review based on the Flood Review Board’s recommendation of approval.  The subject property is located at the intersection of State Highway 402 and St Louis Avenue in Loveland.

   

KDR Development of Loveland is installing a sanitary sewer line from the intersection of State Highway 402 and St. Louis Avenue, south approximately two miles to a new subdivision.  The first approximately 1200 feet are in the 100-year floodplain of the Big Thompson River.  The Land Use Code requires a recommendation from the Flood Review Board with a final approval from the Board of County Commissioners through a Floodplain Special Review.  Neither staff nor the Flood Review Board has any issues or concerns regarding this request. 

 

The Flood Review Board met on Friday, November 30, 2007, and reviewed the hydraulic modeling report revised October 23, 2007, and found the hydraulic analysis to be acceptable.  A motion was approved for a favorable recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval of the Floodplain Special Review.  Staff finds that all review criteria in Section 4.2.2.G.2 of the Land Use Code have been met and recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the FPSR for that portion of the sanitary sewer line project that is located in the 100-year floodplain of the Big Thompson River.

 

2. KECHTER CROSSING PLANNED LAND DIVISION/PLANNED DIVISION, FILE #06-S2583:  This request is to rezone the subject property from FA-1 (Farming) to PD (Planned Development); and for Preliminary Plat for a the Kechter Crossing Planned Land Division (PLD) to create a single-family residential development comprised of 76 lots on the 28.86-acre property situated on the south side of Kechter Road (County Road 36), approximately ¼ mile east of Timberline Road (County Road 11).  The development will also contain 6.5 acres of open space distributed within six common area lots.

 

On November 21, 2007, the Development Services Team presented the Rezoning and Preliminary Plat for the Kechter Crossing PD and PLD to the Planning Commission as a consent agenda item.  No testimony was offered by the public or the Planning Commission regarding the development application; therefore, the Planning Commission made a recommendation to approve this development as recommended by the Development Services Team. 

 

Since the Planning Commission meeting there have been no modifications to the Kechter Crossing PD and PLD application.  Please refer to the Development Services Teams report to the Planning Commission for specific details of this application.  The Development Services Team recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Rezoning and Preliminary Plat for the Kechter Crossing PD and PLD (06-S2583), as recommended by the Larimer County Planning Commission.

 

The Planning Commission recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve rezoning of the Kechter Crossing Planned Development from FA-1 – Farming to PD – Planned Development, File #06-S2583, for the property described on “Exhibit B” of the Planning Commission minutes, subject to the following two conditions:  1) The rezoning shall be effective upon the recordation of the Final Plat of Kechter Crossing Planned Land Division.  2) The zoning designation for the Kechter Crossing PD and PLD shall be PD (Planned Development), which zoning classification will be subject to the development standards and requirements of Subsection I.f. (Mixed Use Neighborhood Area Regulations) of the Larimer County Development Standards for the Fossil Creek Reservoir Area in the Fort Collins Growth Management Area for in the Supplemental Regulations to the Larimer County Land Use Code Section 8.9.2.A.1, or as amended.

 

The Planning Commission further recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Kechter Crossing Planned Land Division, File #06-S2583, for the property described on “Exhibit B” of the Planning Commission minutes, subject to the following seven conditions:

 

1) The Final Plat shall be consistent with the approved preliminary plan and with the information contained in the Kechter Crossing Planned Land Division (File #06-S2583), except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the county and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Kechter Crossing Planned Land Division.

 

2) The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single family dwellings:  Poudre R-1 school fee, Larimer County fees for County and Regional Transportation Capital Expansion, Larimer County Community and Regional Park Fees (in lieu of dedication) and drainage fees.  The fee amount that is current at the time of building permit application shall apply. 

 

3) Per the recommendation of the Colorado Geological Service, subsurface construction (basements) shall include sump pits and perimeter drains as part of the foundation design and construction.

 

4) Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots.  The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed, but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, shall be submitted to the Building Department.  As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester, which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days.  A permanent Certificate of Occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted.

 

5) The applicant shall be responsible for all the improvements and requirements as outlined in the submittal materials, including those found in the referral comments from the following referral agencies:  Larimer County Engineering Department referral comments from Matt Johnson, dated October 2, 2007; Larimer County Health and Environment referral comments from Doug Ryan, dated August 8, 2007; City of Fort Collins referral comments from Shelby Sommer, dated October 5, 2007; Poudre Fire Authority referral comments from Carie Dann, dated August 10, 2007; Colorado Geological Survey referral comments from Sean P. Gaffney, dated July 31, 2007; Fort Collins-Loveland Water District and South Fort Collins Sanitation District referral comments from Terry W. Farrill, P.E., dated August 3, 2007; and Xcel Energy referral comments from Len Hiderbrand, dated July 30, 2007.

 

6) Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat the applicant shall obtain all necessary easements for the off-site storm water system.

 

7) The final plat shall depict the drainage swales along the western boundary of the property as being located within an out lot or common lot, not on individual single-family residential lots.

 

3. NORTH STAR SUBDIVISION PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLAT, FILE #07-S2694:  This request is for Preliminary and Final Plat approval for a three-lot subdivision on a 50-acre parcel, plus appeals to Section 5.3 of the Land Use Code to allow a Subdivision in lieu of a Conservation Development and, Section 8.14.2.H. related to lot depth-to-width ratios.

 

The applicant seeks approval to subdivide a 50-acre parcel into three single-family lots.  The site is located on the south side of West County Road 66, approximately ½ mile east of County Road 17 in the south Waverly area.  An existing farmhouse and several out buildings are located in the north central part of Lot 1, as shown on the Preliminary Plat, and the balance of the site is undeveloped, having been used for agricultural purposes. The applicant has expressed a desire to continue some type of agricultural operations and to maintain a more rural character in the area.  For this reason, she is not seeking to maximize the allowed density, which could be up to five homes under the O-Open zoning. 

 

The applicant is also appealing Section 5.3 of the Land Use Code.  This section stipulates lots over 30 acres in size that are located outside of a designated Growth Management Area, can only be subdivided under the Conservation Development standards.  The applicant has indicated in meetings with Staff that developing this site with fewer, larger lots is consistent with the existing development pattern in the Waverly area, and would better preserve the character of the neighborhood.

 

The project description indicates that each lot will be on a septic system.  The applicant would like to use an on-site well to continue serving the existing residence.  The State has not yet approved this plan.  However, the applicant also proposes upgrading the existing Northern Colorado Water Association water line adjacent to the site in the County Road.  This line can provide service to all three lots, if required. 

 

Finally, the site is surrounded by lots of varying sizes and is located in the Waverly area, as noted.  The property has a gently rolling terrain with slopes toward the southeast, and has been historically used for pasture and hay production.  There are also several tertiary irrigation ditches running through various sections of the property in a general east-west direction.  As a final note, the request includes two other appeals to the Land Use Code related to connectivity and design.  This is because the number of lots proposed and their layout do not require construction of an internal subdivision road, thus the connectivity appeal mentioned in the project materials is not required for this review.

 

Based on the overall review of this project, the Development Services Team supports a recommendation of approval of both appeals from the Planning Commission to the Board of County Commissioners.  Staff’s assessment is that both appeals satisfy the Review Criterion as noted above.

 

All items of concern for the Planning Department have been addressed, except that the applicant held the required neighborhood meeting on April 20, 2007, but did not provide a detailed report, other than to list the names of those in attendance and indicate they were supportive of the project.  Planning Staff sent out notice of the request to surrounding property owners, and the applicant was required to post a sign on the property indicating a subdivision request is in process at the county.  No neighbors have contacted the Planning Department to raise objections to the request.  One neighbor did contact staff to indicate she did not object to the request, as long as it did not have a negative impact on the irrigation ditch that serves her site.  As noted, the Final Plat must comply with the Section 8 standards that will protect the interests of the Ditch Company and their shareholders.  The Ditch Company will have an opportunity to review the Final Plat once the proper easements are added and to provide comment if required.  They have not raised any objections to the request at this point.  In addition, the Development Agreement and Disclosure Notice (required for approval of the Final Plat) will advise new lot owners of the rights and responsibilities of the Ditch Company as well as their own in relation to the irrigation system.

 

There are no other concerns from the Health Department or the County Engineering Department for this request that are not addressed elsewhere or in the recommended Conditions of Approval. 

 

Representatives of the State Geological Survey visited the site and provided comments which support the conclusions of the County Health Department, in that engineered septic systems should be required.  The State Geological Survey also recommended requiring engineered foundations for new construction, including perimeter drains if appropriate.

 

The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) indicated that they do not have any concerns or objections regarding the proposed development.  The Northern Colorado Water Association provided a letter of commitment to serve the site with recommended conditions of approval, which are included in the conditions section below.

 

The Development Services Team supports a recommendation of approval of the project and the appeals from the Planning Commission to the Board of County Commissioners.  Staff's assessment is that the subdivision is consistent and compatible with the existing pattern of development in the Waverly area.  Any remaining technical items, such as showing proper easements for the irrigation system on the Final Plat, should be easily addressed.  Also, none of the reviewing offices, either internal or external to the county, objected to the request; and no neighbors have contacted staff to oppose subdivision of the land.  Staff's assessment is that the project satisfies all review criteria for a subdivision and for the appeals.

 

 

The Development Services Team finds that the North Star Subdivision is compatible with existing and permitted land uses in the surrounding area, provided the applicant complies with the recommendations; the North Star Subdivision can comply with all standards of the Land Use Code and with all other federal, state and county laws and regulations, provided the applicant complies with the recommendations; the recommendations of referral agencies for the North Star Subdivision have been considered; approval of the North Star subdivision will not result in a substantial adverse impact on other property in the vicinity of the proposed subdivision.  

 

The Development Services Team further finds that approval of the appeals will not subvert the purpose of the standard or requirement; will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood; is the minimum action necessary; will not result in increased costs to the general public; and is consistent with the intent and purpose of the code.

 

The Development Services Team supports a recommendation from the Planning Commission to the Board of County Commissioners for approval of the appeal to Section 5.3 of the Land Use Code, to allow development of the North Star site as a Subdivision in not as a Conservation Development, as described in Planning File 07-S2694.

 

The Development Services Team further supports a recommendation from the Planning Commission recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval of the appeal to Section 8.14.2.H of the Land Use Code to allow configuration of the lots as shown on the proposed Final Plat.

 

The Development Services Team further supports a recommendation from the Planning Commission recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for approval of the Preliminary and Final Plats of the North Star Subdivision as described in File #07-S2694, subject to the following ten conditions:

 

1) The Final Plat shall be consistent with the approved preliminary plans and information contained in the North Star Subdivision File (#07-S2694), except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the county and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the North Star Subdivision.

 

2) The Final Plat must show the required irrigation system and utility easements, which must be reviewed by the North Poudre Irrigation Company and the Northern Colorado Water Association prior to recording of the Final Plat.

 

3) The applicant shall sign a Final Development Agreement for approval by the county as a part of the Final Plat, and to be recorded with the Final Plat.  This agreement shall provide notice to all future lot owners of the conditions of approval and special costs or fees associated with the approval of this project.  The notice shall include, but is not limited to: the issues related to rural development, the need for engineered footings and foundations, the requirement for engineered septic systems, the need for passive radon mitigation, the provision of fire protection measures, and the issues raised in the review and/or related to compliance with the Larimer County Land Use Code.

 

4) The applicant shall sign a Disclosure Notice for approval by the county as a part of the Final Plat, and to be recorded with the Final Plat, that provides important information to potential buyers about conditions of approval, rural area issues, livestock issues, water rights, etc.

 

5) The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single-family dwellings:  Poudre R-1 School District fee, the Transportation Capital Expansion Fee, and the Larimer County Regional Park Fees.  The fee amount that is current at the time of building permit application shall apply. 

 

6) All new residential uses shall be equipped with fire sprinkler systems.

 

7) All habitable structures will require an engineered foundation system.  Such engineered foundation system designs shall be based upon a site-specific soils investigation.  The lowest habitable floor level (basement) shall not be less than three feet from the seasonal high-water table.  Mechanical methods proposed to reduce the groundwater level, unless it is a response after construction, must be proposed on a development-wide basis.

 

8) Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots.  The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed, but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, shall be submitted to the Building Department.  As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days.  A permanent Certificate of Occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted.

 

9) Engineered septic systems are required for the new lots.  Septic system components shall be placed at least 100 feet from all irrigation ditches.

 

10) The following conditions from the Northern Colorado Water Association shall apply:  Developer shall apply for membership in the Water Association and be approved by the NCWA Board of Directors within one year of recording of the Final Plat.  Developer shall provide for payment to upgrade the existing water line.  Construction plans are subject to review and approval by the Water Association and the County Engineering Department, prior to the commencement of construction activities at the site.  Developer shall provide for the payment of tap fees and hardware fees and any other associated fees in accordance with NCWA's requirements at the time of tap purchase.  Developer shall install taps within 12 months of receiving final approval, or the NCWA approval will be withdrawn.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Consent Agenda, as outlined above.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

4.  OWL CANYON STORAGE SPECIAL EXCEPTION, FILE #07-Z1628:  Mr. Helmick explained that this request is for approval of a Special Exception application to construct and operate an enclosed mini-storage and outdoor RV and boat storage facility on the subject property.  The property is currently zoned O-Open. 

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission held a public hearing on this request for approval of a Special Exception to allow the use proposed by the applicant.  The property currently is used for irrigated crop agriculture and is vacant. 

 

The applicants desire to develop approximately 20 acres (southern area) of the total 45.5 acres for the combined enclosed and outdoor storage uses.  The enclosed storage would be constructed in four phases consisting of three buildings per phase.  Each building would be 40-feet wide by 240-feet long (9,600 square feet).  The outdoor storage of RV’s and boats would be located west of the enclosed storage, toward the back of the property.  The 20-acre area would be fenced.  Traffic information is unclear, but storage uses generally do not generate high volumes of traffic, since they are accessed by customers on an occasional basis. 

 

Overall, the proposed use would be compatible in a commercial or industrial area that was established for these purposes.  Staff does not support the requested use at this location, primarily due to the County Master Plan’s direction to maintain rural areas as such; and the incompatibility with the neighborhood, particularly the new residential developments to the south in Wellington.  There are no substantial benefits to the public if the use is conducted at this location, versus an urban location; and no reason was found to support the need for this use at this property.  The applicant has presented information which suggests that this use is appropriate for this site.  Staff does not agree with the applicant’s conclusions.

 

The Development Services Team and the Larimer County Planning Commission recommend the that Board of County Commissioners deny the request for the Owl Canyon Storage Special Exception, File #07-Z1628.

 

Chair Rennels requested comment from the applicant.  Beck and Jill Beckstead, applicants, approached the Board, providing a letter dated January 4, 2008, from the Town of Wellington.  The letter transmits an updated draft of a “Future Land Use Map” being considered by the Wellington Planning Commission for adoption as part of a Comprehensive Master Plan.  The letter further indicates that the subject property would, as part of this revised plan, be designated as future “Light Industrial,” which would allow for the proposed mini storage use.  The updated land use map was displayed, and Mr. Helmick indicated that it was not consistent with the map that the Planning Commission had previously received from the Town of Wellington.

 

Ms. Beckstead further stated that she has lived on the subject property for 48 years, raised her children at this location, and has observed Wellington’s growth first hand over the years.  She further stated that the town is in need of the mini-storage resource that this proposal provides for and that the subject property is located between a junk yard and the railroad tracks, within ¼ mile of I-25.  She further stated that this request is in harmony with the location of other uses along the I-25 corridor. 

 

Chair Rennels opened the meeting up to public comment; seeing none, public comment was closed.

 

Chair Rennels commented that she could not recall, in the last three to four years, ever voting against Planning Commission recommendations and suggested that consistency between the Board and the Planning Commission is important.  However, she indicated that she is inclined to approve this request, stating that it is a good project being proposed in a good location.  Chair Rennels went on to express her frustration with the Town of Wellington and their lack of commitment to follow-through with an Intergovernmental Agreement that would provide the information needed by the Planning Commission and the county when considering such requests.

 

Commissioner Eubanks echoed his frustration with the lack of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Town of Wellington, and commented that forward movement on such an agreement has been a priority for the county but is not being met with the same sense of urgency by the Town of Wellington.  He stated that he also takes Planning Commission recommendations very seriously and is not ready to vote against them in this matter.  Commissioner Eubanks requested that this matter be tabled until review by the entire Planning Commission Board can take place and the Town of Wellington can be given a chance to provide comment on the matter. 

 

Chair Rennels stated that, given the new information provided by the applicant (letter from the Town of Wellington and the revised map), it would seem reasonable to provide the Planning Commission another opportunity to review the matter.  Discussion ensued regarding dates for the next Planning Commission meeting, the Planning Commission’s position, the affect that the new information might have in their review, and the affect that such a delay may have on the applicants.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Owl Canyon Storage Special Exception, File 07-Z1628, and resend the matter back to the Larimer County Planning Commission for consideration at their meeting on February 20, 2008, and reposting.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#157)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster.  Commissioners Rennels, Gibson, and Eubanks were present.  Also present were:  Neil Gluckman, Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners' Office; Charlie Johnson, Engineering Department; Matt Lafferty, Planning Department; Ginny Riley, Human Services Department; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENT:  Terri Butkovich expressed concerns with the proposed installation of power transmission lines along CR 54.  She noted that in addition to having a negative affect on property values, power transmission lines installed above ground pose a health hazard and residents in this area are concerned for their safety.  Mr. Lafferty explained that they have not yet received an application for this proposal, but noted that there was a public outreach meeting held recently on the topic. 

 

Mr. Johnson gave an update regarding the status of vacating North Shore Drive.  He explained that the land will be surveyed and there will be a chain of title performed by a title company.  Chair Rennels asked Mr. Johnson to obtain a list of e-mails so that interested parties could be kept abreast of the progress being made.

 

Joyce Tarvin, Terri Storer, Norm Gaydos, Jasper Johnson, and Chris Casion all addressed the Board and reaffirmed their concerns regarding the safety hazards of Rainbow Lane and the vacating of North Shore Drive.

 

2.  BOARD REORGANIZATION FOR 2008: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Commissioner Gibson as the Chair for 2008, and authorize him to buy and sell real estate upon approval of the Board. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.  APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR PRO-TEM: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Commissioner Eubanks as the Chair Pro-Tem for 2008, and authorize him to buy and sell real estate upon approval of the Board. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.  DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC PLACE IN WHICH NOTICE IS POSTED OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution designating the public place in which notice is posted of meetings of the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

01082008R001           RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE PUBLIC PLACE IN WHICH NOTICE IS POSTED OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

5.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 24, AND DECEMBER 31, 2007:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the weeks of December 24 and December 31, 2007.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.  REVIEW THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2008The Board reviewed the upcoming schedule with Ms. Hart.

 

7.  CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for January 8, 2008:

 

01082008A001           WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIMS SERVICE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND TRISTAR RISK MANAGEMENT

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor licenses were approved and issued:  La Chaumiere - Hotel and Restaurant - Lyons; River Forks Inn Restaurant & Stage Stop - Hotel and Restaurant - Drake; Boyd Lake Marina - 3.2% - Loveland; Sundance Steakhouse - Hotel and Restaurant - Fort Collins; Rainbow Plaza - H & R Transfer of Ownership with Temporary Permit - Loveland; Daisy Duke's Loveland - Tavern Transfer of Ownership with Temporary Permit - Loveland.  The following license was issued:  Horsetooth Liquors - Retail Liquor Store - Fort Collins.

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.   DESIGNATION OF CCI STEERING COMMITTEE PROXIES:  Mr. Gluckman presented the list of CCI Steering Committee Proxies and requested approval on the same.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve designation of the CCI Steering Committee Proxies.

 Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.  BOARD ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2008: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve BCC Policy regarding the Board of County Commissioners Division of Responsibilities, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

01082008P001            BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES

 

10.  INCREASE STAFFING FOR THE BENEFITS PLANNING DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES:  Ms Riley requested approval of four additional FTE's for the Benefits Planning Division, to respond to the increased load of work incurred by the Call Center and to provide a dedicated quality assurance position for case checking and auditing.  Discussion ensued regarding how the positions would be funded.  Ms. Riley explained that initially they utilize their Department's fund balance; however, it is expected that legislation will be passed in July that would provide for additional funding of these positions.  She further explained that approximately $55,000 would need to be budgeted from the general fund in future years in order to completely fund the positions.  

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the increase of staffing for the Benefits Planning Division of the Department of Human Services and provide four additional FTE's:  (1) Income Maintenance Manager, (2) Senior Income Maintenance Technicians, and (1) Income Maintenance Technician II.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

11.  WORKSESSION:  Discussion ensued regarding the scheduling of the Public Hearing on Uranium Mining.  This item will be scheduled for February 25, 2008.

 

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

 

13.  LEGAL MATTERS:  There were no legal matters to discuss today.

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m., with no further action taken. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                        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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