MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LAND USE HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Traci Shambo, Engineering Department; Brenda Gimeson, Planning Department; Chad Gray, and Tony Brooks, Code Compliance Department; Jeannine Haag, Deputy County Attorney; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Lafferty then explained that item #2, the Miller Zoning Violation, has been resolved and can be removed from the agenda.
Chair 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. RED RIDGE MINOR LAND DIVISION LOTS 2 & 4 EASEMENT VACATION, FILE #12-S3146: This is a request to vacate and relocate a private access and utility easement on Lots 2 and 4 of the Red Ridge Minor Land Division. Both properties are currently vacant and the existing access road is unimproved but in place to serve Lots 2, 3, and 4 of the Red Ridge Minor Land Division. Lot 3 is owned by the same entity as Lot 4 and that portion of the access easement is not affected, so therefore, Lot 3 was not included as part of this application. The existing easement is located where the property owner of Lot 2 hopes to build a residence and outbuildings. Moving the easement will still maintain access to Lot 4 and a connection to the remaining portion of the access easement that serves Lot 3. The relocation will still allow for the installation of utility lines to the subject properties. The vacation and relocation of the easement will allow the property owner to place the home and outbuildings in a more desirable location. Both property owners have agreed to the relocation. The request has been reviewed by utility providers and they have indicated no concerns.
There have been no objections to the request from the following agencies:
· Little Thompson Water District
· Poudre Valley REA
· Larimer County Engineering Department
· Larimer County Health Department
· Larimer County Code Compliance Section
The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Red Ridge MLD Easement Vacation, File # 12-S3146, request to vacate and relocate a private access and utility easement within the Red Ridge Minor Land Division subject to the following condition(s).
1. Prior to the recordation of the Findings and Resolution, a new easement document depicting the relocation must be provided to the County for recordation with the Findings and Resolution document.
2. The vacation and relocation of the easement shall be finalized at such time when the easement document and findings and resolution of the County Commissioners are recorded.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda, as outlined above.
Motion carried 3-0.
The hearing adjourned at 3:10 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffman, County Manager. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Donna Hart and Michelle Bird, Commissioners’ Office; Scott McDaniel, Fairgrounds and Events Center; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Division; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mel Hilgenberg updated the Board on several community events.
Eric Sutherland commented on the City of Fort Collins’ proposal to ban throwing away cardboard; on the county impact report prepared by the Urban Renewal Authority; and he presented a report from the City of Longmont for the Board’s review.
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2013:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of February 4, 2013.
Under discussion of the motion, Commissioner Gaiter requested that approval of the minutes be postponed in order to clarify some action taken during that week.
Commissioner Donnelly withdrew his motion.
3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2013, FEBRUARY 25, 2013, AND MARCH 4, 2013: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedules with the Board.
4. CONSENT AGENDA: Mr. McDaniel explained the Amendment 5 to the Agreement regarding buildings at The Ranch.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as follows:
02122013A001 LARIMER COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES DIVISION CONTRACT #2013.001 FOR SERVICES WITH TOUCHSTONE HEALTH PARTNERS BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOUCHSTONE HEALTH PARTNERS
02122013A002 LARIMER COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES DIVISION CONTRACT #2013.002 FOR SERVICES WITH NORTH RANGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND NORTH RANGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
02122013A003 AMENDMENT 5 TO AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTOR BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND G.H. PHIPPS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
02122013R001 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SPRING GREEN PLD/PD PRELIMINARY PLAT 2ND TIME EXTENSION
02122013R002 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 3RD EXTENSION TO THE BACON QUARRY SPECIAL REVIEW APPROVAL
02122013R003 LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 23 AND 28 OF GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 10TH FILING AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION
02122013R004 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LAFARGE WEST, INC. FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW
02122013R005 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING COUNTY ROAD 29 BRIDGE AT BIG THOMPSON FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW
02122013R006 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING ESHELMAN FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses have been issued and/or approved: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch – Hotel and Restaurant w/ Optional Premises – Loveland; Hilltop General Store – Retail Liquor Store – Red Feather Lakes; Mishawaka Inn – Change of Trade Name – Bellvue; Al’s Canyon Grill – Hotel and Restaurant – Fort Collins.
Motion carried 3-0.
5. INTRODUCE 2013 MS. LOVELAND VALENTINE: Norma Jean Goodheart introduced Madison Polansky, as Ms. Loveland Valentine 2013. Ms. Polansky shared her vision as the spokesperson for the “Sweetheart City.” She then presented the Board with Loveland Valentines.
6. PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (PID) APPOINTMENTS: Ms. Bird presented the following recommendations for PID appointments:
PID #44 Horseshoe View Estates South: Steve Ezinga and Ryan Howard appointed for a 4-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2016. Jay Kalsbeek appointed for a 2-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2014.
PID #52 Soldier Canyon Estates: Eileen Bayens and Timalynn Matthews appointed for a 4-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2016. Robert Hufziger appointed for a 2-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2014.
PID #53 Horseshoe View Estates North: Jim Anderson and George Garklavs appointed for a 4-year term February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2016. Robert Holt appointed for a 2-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2014.
PID #54 Terry Shores: Carl Cicero and Jim Van Gorder appointed for a 4-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2016. Sandra Hicks appointed for a 2-year term beginning February 12, 2013, and expiring November 30, 2014.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Public Improvement District appointments, as outlined above.
Motion carried 3-0.
7. WORKSESSION: Ms. Hoffmann reviewed several items with the Board, and had a lengthy discussing regarding the URA and TIF for the Foothills Fashion Mall in Fort Collins.
8. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board detailed their attendance at events during the previous week.
9. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss.
The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m., with no further action taken.
STEVE JOHNSON, CHAIR
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk