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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, November 19, 2012

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Pro Tem Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were:  Traci Shambo, Engineering Department; Dave Shirk, Estes Park Planning Department; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Pro Tem Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Chair Pro Tem Johnson explained that the following item was on the consent agenda, and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff, or members of the audience:

 

1.         STONEWOOD TOWNHOMES PRELIMINARY AND FINAL PLATS/RIPPLING RIVER CONDO MAP:  This is a request for a preliminary and final townhouse plat for an approved development plan.  The property is currently under construction.  The proposed plat complies with the approved development plan, which provided for seven residential units.  Recordation of the plat will allow transfer of title for the units.

 

On Tuesday October 16 2012, the Estes Valley Planning Commission held a public hearing to discuss the Stonewood Townhome Preliminary Subdivision. At that time, the Planning Commission found:

 

1.   Pursuant to C.R.S.30-28-110, sub-section 4(a), “no plat for subdivided land shall be approved by the Board of County Commissioners unless at the time of the approval of platting the subdivider provides the certification of the county treasurer’s office that all ad valorem taxes applicable to such subdivided land, for years prior to that year in which approval is granted, have been paid.”

 

2.   This proposal complies with applicable sections of the Estes Valley Development Code, including Section 3.9.E “Standards for Review” and 10.3 “Review Procedures.”

 

3.   This request has been submitted to reviewing agency staff for consideration and comment.  No significant issues or concerns were expressed by reviewing staff relative to code compliance or the provision of public services.

 

4.   Within sixty (60) days of the Board’s approval of the amended plat, the developer shall submit the plat for recording.  If the plat is not submitted for recording within this sixty-day time period, the approval shall automatically lapse and be null and void.

 

The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of the proposed Stonewood Townhome Subdivision (preliminary plat) with the following conditions:

 

1.   Reformat plat for recording (remove improvements).

 

2.   As-built plans shall be submitted for review and approval prior to recording of the plat to ensure easements and utilities align.  Easement locations shall be subject to review and approval of the respective utility providers.

 

3.   Review and approval of Larimer County Engineering (survey review) with a letter of approval prior to mylar being sent for recording.

 

Staff recommends approval of the requested Stonewood Townhomes Preliminary and Final plats subject to the conditions listed above.

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The hearing recessed at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE

2013 PROPOSED LARIMER COUNTY BUDGET

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 6:30 p.m. with Linda Hoffman, County Manager.  Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Johnson were present. Also present were: Robert Keister and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

Mr. Keister presented the proposed 2013 budget to the Board including legal requirements, the time frame for budget creation and adoption, public hearings, level of services provided, distribution of funds, and financing sources.  Ms. Hoffman outlined significant features of the 2013 budget and provided information on the three year budget reduction plan developed due to the sun-setting 0.2% sales tax currently used to fund the jail.  Details were provided regarding department budgets and the significant reductions made.  Discussion ensued regarding the methods used for development of this budget and the measures taken by the departments to “do more with less.”

 

Chair Gaiter opened the hearing for public comment and Steve Yurash, Dave Doft, Irene Fortune, Sidna Rashid, Mel Hilgenberg, Eric Sutherland, Randy Ratliff, Carol Plock, and Jack Daniels addressed the Board.  Much discussion ensued regarding inefficiencies in the County’s payroll system, public safety projects, mental health and addiction services, jail funding, pre-trial services, sentencing, taxation on marijuana sales, the budget for the Human Services Department, possible untapped revenue streams, and the priorities of our community. 

 

Chair Gaiter closed public comment and opened the hearing for Commissioner discussion.  The Board thanked the public for their involvement and discussion ensued regarding the tough decisions laid before the Board and County leadership.  The Board detailed the timeline for the budget adoption and encouraged the public to continue to submit comments. 

 

The hearing adjourned at 8:00 p.m., with no action taken.

 

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager. Chair Gaiter Presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Johnson were present. Also present were:  Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office;  Joni Friedman, Workforce Center; Heather Pilkington, and Jack Bowman, The Lift of Northern Colorado; Joe Ferrando, Nancy Griffith-Conklin, Greg Sparks, and Greg Grover, Community Corrections Department;   and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened up the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.    PUBLIC COMMENT:  Eric Sutherland thanked the Board for holding a public hearing on the county’s budget, and then made some comments on the city’s budget process and how it fails to address and provide for the economic health within the community.  Mr. Sutherland also urged the Board to take a closer look at the proposed Avago package to ensure it is a good use of public funding. 

 

Mel Hilgenberg provided comments and a series of questions on his situation with the Human Services Department regarding his Medicaid being discontinued. 

 

2.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2012: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of November 12, 2012.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF NOVEMBER 26, 2012, AND DECEMBER 3, 2012:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedules with the Board.

 

4.      CONSENT AGENDA: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents, as listed on the consent agenda outlined below:

 

11202012A001           AGREEMENT FOR SANITARY SEWER FACILITY FINANCING BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ACTING ON THE BEHALF OF LARIMER COUNTY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 2012-1, THE RIVER GLEN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AND THE RIVERSIDE FARMS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

 

11202012A002           CONTRACT FOR SEX OFFENDER IN COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SUPERVISION BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTTICE

 

11202012D001           DEED OF DEDICATION BY RIPPLING RIVER ESTATES

 

11202012O001           FIRST AMENDED LARIMER COUNTY STORMWATER QUALITY ORDINANCE – DETECTION AND ELIMINATION OF ILLICIT DISCHARGES TO STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

 

11202012R001           SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE PETITION OF VERIZON WIRELESS

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor license was approved and or issued:  Young’s Liquor – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.    DRAFT BUSINESS INCENTIVE AGREEMENT WITH AVAGO:  Ms. Friedman requested authorization to draft a business incentive agreement with Avago, which would offer them a 25% business personal property tax rebate over five years to support their expanded clean room manufacturing facility.  Some discussion ensued, and the Board agreed this is a good way to support the business and create new jobs for the community.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Workforce Center, on behalf of Larimer County, to draft a business incentive agreement with Avago for a 25% business personal property tax rebate over five years for their expanded clean room manufacturing facility.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.  THE LIFT OF NORTHERN COLORADO:    Mr. Ferrando explained that they are donating a mini van to The Lift, as the vehicle is no longer used to provide rural transit services by Larimer County.  Ms. Pilkington thanked the Board for this generous donation and then explained their plans and time frame for putting this vehicle into operation. 

 

 

7.  WORKSESSION:  Ms. Hoffmann reviewed several items with the Board including: authorizing a letter of thanks for Steve Barlow, with the Town of Estes Park for his assistance in setting up for the budget hearing; some information on the Finley Block URA with the City of Fort Collins; and recapping a visit from John Misner regarding community historical information and a possible invitation to the current Lady Dun Raven to visit our area from Ireland.

 

COMMISSIONER ACTIVTY REPORTS:  The Board shared their activities at events during the past week.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 11:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager. Chair Gaiter Presided and Commissioner Johnson was present. (Commissioner Donnelly joined the meeting after it was already in progress.)  Also present were: Neil Gluckman, Commissioners’ Office;  Sheriff Justin Smith, and Undersheriff Bill Nelson, Sheriff’s Department; John Gamlin, Human Resources Department; Jeff Green, and Connie Ellis, Risk Management Department; Marc Colin, and Michael Lowe, with Bruno, Colin, Jewell, and Lowe, PC; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session for confidential legal advice regarding the Harrison lawsuit, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(b) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The executive session ended at 12:20 p.m., with no action taken.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

(No audio available)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 12:25 p.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager. Chair Gaiter Presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present. Also present was Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session for personnel matters, except that the affected employee(s) may request an open meeting, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(f) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The executive session ended at 2:15 p.m., with no action taken.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

   LEW GAITER III, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk