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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, December 27, 2010

 

 

 

land use hearing

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present.  Also present were:  Toby Stauffer, Planning Department; Eric Tracy, Engineering Department; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the hearing 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 Johnson explained that the following items are on the consent agenda and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff, or members of the audience:

 

1.         CDOT US 287 DRY CREEK BRIDGE FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW:   The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) needs to replace the bridge on U. S. Highway 287 over Dry Creek as part of the widening project from Colorado Highway 1 to the Bypass.  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 have any concerns with this request and CDOT has committed to addressing minor corrections to the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) that is being submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Staff finds that all review criteria in Section 4.2.2.I.2 of the Land Use Code have been met.

 

2.         WALSH ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION, FILE #10-S3009:   This is a request to vacate two access and utility easements on, and adjacent to, Tract A of the Nittman BLA.  More specifically, the easements are described as:  a 15 foot by 86 foot easement on the western boundary of Tract A Nittman BLA, and a 60 foot by 25 foot easement in the south west corner of Tract A Nittman BLA. No other utilities will be affected by this action and the Development Services Team recommends that the Board approve this request. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined above.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

There being no further business the hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present.  Also present were:  Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Ginny Riley, Laura Sartor, Tamara Schmidt, and Laura Walker, Human Services Department; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:   There was no public comment.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 20, 2010:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of December 20, 2010.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 3, 2010:   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 outlined below:

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:   As recommended by the Larimer County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved:  John Mark Picker, Gisela Grueff, Greenfield Management Services.  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are denied:  Ralph R. Reynolds, M. Jeffrey and Sara K. Holley, and Bank of Choice.

 

12282010A001           FIRST ADDENDUM TO THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, REGARDING COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH AND RELATED SYSTEMS

 

12282010A002           AMENDMT #1, CMS #11-HTD-2707 TO ORIGINAL CONTRACT CMS #10-HTD-08944, SAP PO #291000734 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND THE STATE OF COLORADO ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR 2011 CDOT 5311 RURAL LARIMER COUNTY TRANSIT SERVICES

 

12282010R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF TRACT A IN TIMNATH MEADOWS ESTATES AND TRACT B OF THE SCHWARTZ EXEMPTION

 

12282010R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF UTILITY EASEMENT IN LOT 4, BLOCK 3, OF SOLAR RIDGE, FIRST FILING

 

12282010R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF TRACT 1 OF THE HAROLD BLACKFORD EXEMPTION AND THE ALBRACHT/PROVOST BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

12282010R004           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NOBILETTE MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW

 

12282010R005           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 20, SOUTH NOKOMIS LAKE SUBDIVISION AND FEE APPEAL

 

12282010R006           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 129 AND 130, GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 9TH FILING AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION

 

12282010R007           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED CONDOMINIUM MAP FOR THE SUMMIT COMMERCIAL CENTER CONDOMINIUMS AND EASEMENT VACATION

 

12282010R008           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL FOR LOVELAND HEIGHTS LOTS 11 AND 12, AMENDED PLAT

 

12282010R009           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SINNER MINOR LAND DIVISION AND FEE APPEAL

 

12282010R010           AMENDED RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIALS

 

MISCELLANEOUS:   Amendment No. 2 to Larimer County Contributory Retirement Plan.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

5.         REDUCE EXPENDITURES TO THE CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:   The goal for the fiscal year 2010/2011 was to reduce the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) total expenditures to $5.3 million.  In order to achieve this goal, the waiting list for the Low Income CCAP was put into place as well as provider rates being reduced 7.5% for licensed centers and 5% for licensed homes.  Although cost savings have been produced, case loads have not dropped as much as was originally anticipated.  Since March 1, 2010, the average case load has only dropped 17 cases per month.  The average cost for the CCAP from July 1 through October 31, 2010, was $468,299.60 per month.  At this rate, the fiscal year expenditures for 2010/2011 will be approximately $5.6 million (approximately $300,000 above the goal).

 

Ms. Riley presented the following changes for the Board’s review:

 

1.  Eliminate the up to three paid absences per month, per child, Larimer County CCAP pays to licensed providers effective February 1, 2011.

 

This option could potentially save Larimer County $105,242 for the remainder of the fiscal year 2010/2011.

 

2.  Decrease the eligibility limits for the Larimer County CCAP from the current level of 185%, down to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), effective January 1, 2011.

 

By decreasing eligibility limits for the Larimer County CCAP to 150% of the FPL, the families currently on the program that exceed 150% of the FPL will remain on the program until June 30, 2011, due to state regulation.  The cost savings from the reduction in poverty level will go into effect July 1, 2011, and could potentially save the Larimer County CCAP $456,634 in the fiscal year 2010/2011.

 

Discussion ensued regarding allocations from the State, the actions of other large counties to offset allocation reductions, and the consequences to families and providers of the proposed changes.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the elimination of paid absences to licensed providers effective February 1, 2011.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly further moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the decrease in eligibility limits for the Larimer County Child Care Assistance Program from the current eligibility level of 185% down to 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, effective January 1, 2011.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

6.         ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman reminded the Board to review the appointments to Boards and Commissions prior to next week’s Administrative Matters meeting.

 

7.         COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board detailed their attendance at events during the past week.

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010

 

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:15 a.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present.  Also present was Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson stated that the purpose of this meeting was to approve an item which was mistakenly left off of the consent agenda during the Administrative Matters meeting held on Tuesday, December 28, 2010. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Official.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

12302010R001           RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIAL

 


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

STEVE JOHNSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

                                                                                   

Tamara L. Slusher, Deputy County Clerk