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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, July 4, 2011

 

There were no meetings held on Monday, July 4, 2011, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Donnelly presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present.  Also present were:  Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Maureen Harter, Kathy Dotson, Dena Jardine, and Chad Imke, Workforce Center; Carol Block, Finance Department; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:   There was no public present to speak.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 27, 2011:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of June 27, 2011.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.         CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined below:

 

07052011A001           GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO (GOCO) FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY YOUTH, FAMILIES AND THE OUTDOORS PILOT PROJECT

 

07052011A002           WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT/WAGNER-PEYSER PLAN MODIFICATIONS FOR PY11 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

 

07052011R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT FOR LOTS 45, 46, AND 20 OF THE ESTES PARK ESTATES SUBDIVISION AND VACATION OF UTILITY EASEMENTS

 

07052011R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 2 IN J-J ESTATES

 

07052011R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDMENTS TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR MEADOWLARK RIDGE CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT

 

07052011R004           RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL CODES AND AMENDMENTS, 1997 UNIFORM CODE FOR THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS, MOST CURRENT PUBLISHED NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD (ICC 700) AS STANDARD FOR LARIMER COUNTY VOLUNTARY GREEN BUILDING PROGRAM AND AMENDED BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE

 

07052011R005           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MAJESTIC ROOFING SIGN APPEAL

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Findings and Order – Hog Wild Barbeque L.L.C., doing business as Hog Wild Barbeque; Grant application for a beer and wine liquor store license in accordance with C.R.S. 12-47-301 et seq. contingent upon the posting of the maximum occupancy sign and satisfactory background checks which was heard and approved on June 21, 2011.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following license was approved and issued:  North Shore RV and Store Inc. – 3.2% – Loveland.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

4.         WORKFORCE CENTER AND VETERAN’S REPRESENTATIVE WIN AWARDS:   Ms. Harter, Ms. Dotson, Ms. Jardine, and Mr. Imker addressed the Board at this time.  Ms. Hart explained that each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) bestows national awards on individuals, groups, or companies who have furthered employment opportunities for veterans in some way.  These awards are intended not only to recognize the achievements of those who have excelled in providing employment services to veterans, but also to increase public awareness of the advantages of employing our nation’s veterans.  The Larimer County Workforce Center was presented with two national awards at the VFW State Convention, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Security, Colorado. 

 

The Local Office of Public Employment Service Award was presented to the Larimer County Workforce Center.  The purpose of this award is to recognize the Public Employment Service Offices that have excelled in providing services to veterans.  It is presented to Public Employment Service Offices that have exceptional records of assisting veterans beyond what is required by federal, state, or local directives. 

 

The James C. Gates Distinguished Employment Service Award was presented to Chad Imker, Regional Veteran Employment Representative, Larimer County Workforce Center.  This award is given each year in recognition of extraordinary and meritorious service to those who have substantially contributed to advancing meaningful employment for veterans.

 

The Board congratulated the Larimer County Workforce Center and Mr. Imker on their awards and thanked them for their hard work.

 

5.         REVIEW OF AUDITOR’S RESULTS, ACCEPTANCE OF 2010 COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT, AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF 2009 CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING:  Ms. Block and Alan Holmberg, representing Anderson & Whitney, addressed the Board and presented the 2010 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR), provided a brief summary of the report for the Board, and reviewed the recommendations made therein. 

 

Ms. Block noted that in 2009 the CAFR was submitted for nomination in the “Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting” and received this prestigious award. 

 

Commissioner Johnson joined the meeting at this time.

 

The Board thanked Ms. Block and Mr. Holmberg for their hard work in preparing the 2010 CAFR, and congratulated them on their accomplishments.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved to accept the 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.         COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:   Mr. Gluckman stated that he had nothing to present.  Commissioner Johnson requested that staff follow up on an instance mentioned in the 2010 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR) regarding an expenditure made at the Budweiser Event Center where the internal controls process was circumvented.  Mr. Gluckman stated that he would look into this situation and report back to the Board.

 

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.

 

The hearing recessed at 9:32 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 6:30 p.m. with Linda Sanders, Engineering Department.  Chair Donnelly presided and Commissioners Johnson and Gaiter were present.  Also present were:  Matt Johnson, Engineering Department; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.         CLYDESDALE ESTATES PID #51:  Ms. Sanders addressed the Board and explained that this proposed improvement district consists of 64 lots, a large number of which are undeveloped, east of Interstate 25 and south of Highway 14.  The proposed mill levy will be set at 17.936, which is an average of $453.00 per year per lot, totaling approximately $29,000 per year to be used for road improvements and maintenance.  Mr. Johnson noted that the roads are in decent shape for their age and a maintenance plan has been drafted accordingly.  Staff further explained that there are no existing issues in this subdivision and the establishment of the public improvement district is preventative in nature.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the annexation of this subdivision into neighboring towns or cities, for example, the Town of Timnath, or the City of Fort Collins.  Staff explained that typically the districts annexed are dissolved if they are accepted for maintenance by the annexing entity.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing for public comment and Barbara Bozdech, Richard Browning, Sharon Browning, and Debbie Healy spoke in favor of allowing this PID to be placed on the ballot in 2011 citing the need for winter maintenance, maintaining the character of the neighborhood, and preventing road maintenance difficulties in the future. 

 

Chair Donnelly closed the hearing to public comment.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a petition and ordering an election to create the Clydesdale Estates Public Improvement District #51.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

07052011R008           RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION AND ORDERING AN ELECTION TO CREATE THE LARIMER COUNTY CLYDESDALE ESTATES PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #51

 

2.         CLYDESDALE PARK PID #50:  Ms. Sanders addressed the Board and explained that this proposed improvement district consists of 217 lots, east of Interstate 25 and south of Highway 14.  The proposed mill levy will be set at 16.258, which is an average of $378.00 per year per lot, totaling approximately $82,000 per year to be used for road improvements and maintenance.  Mr. Johnson noted that the roads are fairly good shape for their age and a maintenance plan has been drafted accordingly.  Staff further explained that there are no existing issues in this subdivision and the establishment of the public improvement district is preventative in nature.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the mill levy and the process for raising or lowering it in the future.  Staff explained that historically the PID board works with staff to make these changes as is deemed necessary.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing for public comment and Frank Moore, Thomas Mills, Gary Emerson, Donna Holloway, Dee Emerson, and Sharon Green spoke in favor of allowing this PID to be placed on the ballot in 2011 citing the homeowner’s desire to maintain the character of the neighborhood, preventing road maintenance difficulties, and the ability to utilize Larimer County Engineering’s services in road maintenance projects in the future.

 

Chair Donnelly closed the hearing to public comment.

 

Further discussion ensued regarding the possibility of the neighboring modular home park contributing to the PID should it be adopted after the 2011 election.  Staff explained that this possibility would be explored with the County Attorney if the PID is formed.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a petition and ordering an election to create the Clydesdale Park Public Improvement District #50.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

07052011R007           RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION AND ORDERING AN ELECTION TO CREATE THE LARIMER COUNTY CLYDESDALE PARK PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #50

 

3.         GRASSLANDS PID #44:  Ms. Sanders addressed the Board and explained that this proposed improvement district consists of 81 lots, west of South County Road 21 and south of 14th Street SW.  The proposed mill levy will be set at 28.979, which is an average of $679.00 per year per lot, totaling approximately $55,000 per year to be used for road improvements and maintenance.  Mr. Johnson noted that the roads are in need of significant improvements and a maintenance plan has been drafted accordingly.  

 

Discussion ensued regarding the 4 lots which were not included as part of the existing homeowners association, but were included as part of the public improvement district.  Staff explained the process for inclusion and exclusion of properties in the PID and the traffic flow on the roads included.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing for public comment and Dennis Hallberg, Roger Naranjo, and Terry Engelhardt spoke in favor of allowing this PID to be placed on the ballot in 2011 citing the dire need for road maintenance and improvements to uphold the value of the homes within the proposed district.  Written comments supporting this resolution were also submitted via email by Nancy Douglas.

 

Brian Burrill, Bob Ritter, Robert Dennis, Ed Schultz, Robert Lawton and Christine Lawton (via written correspondence) all spoke in opposition of allowing this PID to be placed on the ballot in 2011, stating that the existing system of maintaining roads through the use of homeowner’s association dues was sufficient and that the disparity of property values in the subdivision would cause inequitable costs to each homeowners association.  Maury Boney and Sharon Boney also spoke in opposition stating that they are not part of the existing homeowners association and should not be charged for the maintenance of the road used entirely by the residents in the subdivision.

 

Chair Donnelly closed the hearing to public comment and further discussion ensued regarding the possibility of the east end of 14th Street SW (also known as Beth Place) being a County maintained road.  Commissioner Donnelly explained that he would be voting against allowing the PID on the ballot in 2011 due to the lack of public notification to the property owners outside of the existing homeowners association.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a petition and ordering an election to create the Grasslands Public Improvement District #44.

 

Motion carried 2-1, Chair Donnelly dissenting.

 

07052011R006           RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION AND ORDERING AN ELECTION TO CREATE THE LARIMER COUNTY GRASSLANDS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #44

 

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

TOM DONNELLY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

                                                                                   

Tamara L. Slusher, Deputy County Clerk

 

 

 

 

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