County Offices, Courts and Landfill will be closed on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
There were no meetings on Monday, October 26, 2009.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2009
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Attorney. Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were: Deni LaRue and Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Charles Johnson and Mark Peterson, Engineering Department; Bob Herrfeldt, Fairgrounds & Event Center; Gary Buffington, Kerri Rollins, and Zac Wiebe, Department of Natural Resources; Jill Bennett, Planning Department; Marc Engemoen, Department of Public Works; Major Justin Smith, Sheriff’s Office; and Melissa Lohry, Deputy Clerk.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mike Schide, East Larimer County Water District; Fred Walker, Boxelder Sanitation District; Steve Adams, City of Loveland; Connie O’Neil, North Front Range Water Quality Planning Association; and Jim Hibbard, Little Thompson Water District, addressed the Board to discuss the proposed 1041 application process. They suggested adding either a more stringent threshold for a full 1041 review or establishing a taskforce, made up of Commissioners, representatives from numerous districts, and members of the community.
Chair Rennels thanked everyone for their input and asked them to attend the hearing scheduled for Monday, November 2, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in which the Board will rule on the proposed Land Use Code Amendments to the 1041 process.
Commissioner Donnelly voiced his support for the formation of a taskforce to advise the Board.
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 19, 2009:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 19, 2009.
Motion carried 2-0.
3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2, 2009: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as published below:
10272009A001 DISTRICT ATTORNEY SOFTWARE ACTION CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE COLORADO DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S COUNCIL
10272009A002 ASSIGNMENT OF WORK ORDER AMONG THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, BOXELDER BASIN REGIONAL STORMWATER AUTHORITY, AND AYERS ASSOCIATION
10272009R001 RESOLUTION CONCERNING EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY MANAGER FOR 2010
10272009R002 RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF HORSESHOE PARK LOTS 10, 11, AND LADERA ROAD AMENDED PLAT
10272009R003 RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF EAST OWASSA LOTS 46A AND 48, BLOCK 31, AMENDED PLAT
10272009R004 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMEDED PLAT OF LOTS 98A, 99A, 100, AND 101 OF TERRY SHORES 2ND FILING
10272009R005 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF RESIDUAL LOT B OF THE COTTONWOOD FARMS RLUP
10272009R006 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF TRACT 2 OF THE POPE MRD TO DELETE A RESTRICTIVE PLAT NOTE
10272009R007 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE KINGS CANYON ROAD NAME APPEAL
MISCELLANEOUS: Memo to Personnel File Acknowledging Performance Evaluation of County Manager; Larimer County Contributory Retirement Plan Amendment to Comply with the Pension Protection Act of 2006.
LIQUOR LICENSES: Red Feather Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Red Feather Lakes.
Motion carried 2-0.
5. COLORADO LOTTERY’S STARBURST CONSERVATION AWARD FOR THE HERMIT PARK OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION: Matt Robbins from the Colorado Lottery presented 2009 Starburst Conservation Award to the Board and the Department of Natural Resources for their work on the acquisition of Hermit Park Open Space in 2006. Mr. Robbins commended staff, the Board, and the community for banding together and accomplishing their goal of acquiring the park.
Mr. Robbins also noted that to date, Larimer County has received $30 million dollars from the Colorado Lottery for the acquisition and maintenance of parks and open lands.
Also in attendance for the award presentation were: Susan Patrick, Agilent Technologies; Jim White, Estes Valley Land Trust; Bill Pinkum, Mayor, Estes Park; Tom Kristen, retired Agilent Employee; Sharon Green, Friends of Larimer County; Trudy Haynes, retired Hewlett Packard Employee; Mark Sears, City of Fort Collins; Mark Tabb, adjacent land owner; and Erica Gonzales, Colorado Lottery. All of whom helped raise the money necessary to acquire the park.
Commissioner Donnelly thanked everyone for attending the meeting and for their efforts to make the park available for everyone to enjoy.
Chair Rennels stated that Larimer County and its citizens earned the award for their work in making the dream of owning the park a reality. She then thanked the industry leaders, citizens, and staff who worked on the acquisition.
6. LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY (LETA) UPDATE: Kimberly Culp, from LETA, addressed the Board to update them on LETA’s upcoming activities. Ms. Culp informed the Board that, in the coming year, LETA will be working to connect all 911 dispatchers in Larimer County to allow larger dispatch centers to assist smaller dispatch centers with occasional high call volumes.
Ms. Culp also stated that LETA is looking for legislators to support a bill, during the upcoming legislative session, which would allow a “911 tax” to be placed on pre-paid cell phones at the time of purchase. She explained that 19% of all 911 calls are made from pre-paid phones; however, no monetary support is collected from these users.
Finally, Ms. Culp explained that the interface created to bridge the two types of software currently utilized by 911 dispatchers should be in place by the end of the year. The interface would allow all dispatchers statewide to interconnect their databases and share information.
Chair Rennels voiced her support for the proposed legislation and ensured Ms. Culp that the Board would assist her in finding a legislator to support the bill.
7. ALCOHOL DISTRIBUTION IN PREMIUM AREAS OF THE RANCH: Mr. Herrfeldt informed the Board that he recently became aware that the manner in which alcohol is distributed in premium areas of the Budweiser Event Center is against the current liquor code. By stocking mini-refridgerators with alcoholic beverages and allowing patrons of suites to open the containers and serve themselves is the current practice for event centers statewide; however, The Ranch recently received a citation from liquor code enforcement for this exact practice. Mr. Herrfeldt contacted the state agency in charge of enforcing liquor codes and was informed that event centers statewide would be notified of the current liquor code and cited if they refused to comply. Now, patrons of suites and other premium areas must take alcoholic beverage containers to event center staff to be opened.
Because compliance is an inconvenience to patrons and numerous complaints have been received, Mr. Herrfeldt would like approval from the Board to propose legislation that would “clean-up” current language and allow alcoholic beverage containers to be opened by patrons. With assistance from the County Attorney’s office and support from event centers statewide, Mr. Herrfeldt believed changes would be made without resistance.
8. ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION: Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that, at Commissioner Donnelly’s request, an update had been made to the county’s website to link all transparencies to one page. County transparencies, such as salary listings, county and departmental budgets, warrants, and more have always been available via the website; however, they are now located on one page.
9. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board reviewed their activities at events during the previous week.
10. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss today.
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Mr. Engemoen and Mr. Peterson requested the Board go into executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board go into executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiations, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(e).
Motion carried 2-0.
There being no further discussion, the meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.
KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Melissa E. Lohry, Deputy Clerk