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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, March 25, 2013

 

There were no meetings held on this day.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Donna Hart and Suzanne Bassinger, Commissioners’ Office; Angela Mead, Human Services Department; Gary Buffington, Kerri Rollins, and Rob Novak, Natural Resources Department; Mark Pfaffinger and Steven Balderson, Facilities and Information Technology Division; Rusty McDaniel, Engineering Department; Kathryn Rowe, Purchasing Department; and Dana Bouchard, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:  Robert Smith spoke regarding his concerns that this year’s rainfall will create flash flooding after the Hewlett Gulch and High Park fires destroyed the brush. The affected community is trying to implement recommendations from different agencies to save lives and property. He asked the Board to expedite this action and provide funds to help with recovery and flood prevention. He also requested the purchase of a sandbag filling machine for the County.

 

Richard Seaworth thanked Commissioner Gaiter for the meeting he held on the Boxelder Stormwater Authority. He expressed concerns regarding the new dam and flood control system that is being constructed and requested the Board look into it carefully.

 

Mel Hilgenberg announced some events that are occurring in the community. He also expressed his feeling that the Board of County Commissioners needs to take strong leadership to re-up the Citizens Committee on budget input to go after a comprehensive sales tax for the County to improve services.

 

Eric Sutherland expressed his frustration with the current tax paradigm in Fort Collins which he feels is being turned upside-down by Tax Increment Financing. He stated that there are legal options to stop city action and asked the Board to assist in this effort.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2013:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved to approve the minutes for the week of March 18, 2013.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2013:   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 follows:

 

03262013A001           BENTLEY SELECT AGREEMENT CLA  NUMBER 13992028 BY AND BETWEEN BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AND LARIMER COUNTY

 

03262013A002           LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO VOIP IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES AGREEMENT REGARDING RFP #11-14

 

03262013A003           ROAD IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND COLORADO YOUTH OUTDOORS CHARITABLE TRUST

 

03262013A004           LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND KENNY & ASSOCIATES, INC

 

03262013A005           LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AGREEMENT  BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND ARCHITECTURE  PLUS, P.C.

 

03262013A006           LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND THE ARCHITECTS’ STUDIO, INC.

 

03262013R001           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL: TIMMINS MINOR

 

03262013R002           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL: CROSSROADS NORTHWEST PUD COMMERCIAL PARK BLOCK 2 & 3 AMENDED PLAT TIME EXTENSION

 

MISCELLANEOUS:   Stipulation as to tax year 2012 value – Nordhagen Land Company LLC.

 

Commissioner Donnelly requested further information on the Colorado VOIP Implementation Services Agreement, as well as, the Road Improvement Agreement. And Chair Johnson requested clarification regarding the three Architectural Agreements.

 

Mr. Pfaffinger and Mr. Balderson explained the benefits of the new VOIP system which is being replaced because the old system is out of date. The new system will run over the same data network as the computer system which will improve administration and save the County money over the next ten years. Some discussion ensued regarding the county phone service.

 

Mr. McDaniel briefly explained the Road Improvement Agreement which is a partnership opportunity with the Colorado Youth Outdoors Charitable Trust to combine resources to allow for more comprehensive developments to roads. Some discussion followed regarding the details of the agreement.

 

Ms. Rowe addressed questions regarding the contracts between three Architectural firms, explaining that the firms are contracted on an as needed basis and were decided after a comprehensive comparison of several firms.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH PROCLAMATION:   Ms. Mead shared that the County has joined with the state wide initiative this year, and then briefly explained the events that will be occurring during the month.

 

Commissioner Gaiter read the proclamation aloud.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners Proclaim April 2013, as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.         ADD AN FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE (FTE) POSITION TO NATURAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION:   Mr. Buffington, Ms. Rollins, and Mr. Novak addressed the Board to explain the reasoning for adding an FTE position to the Natural Resources Department. The new position will allow for more stability than the existing seasonal position allowed. Chair Johnson commended the Natural Resources Department for their work and stated his support for the new position.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an FTE 1.0 Position to the Department of Natural Resources for Education.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

7.         ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:   Mr. Gluckman updated the Board on the status of Larimer County’s vision statement. The survey information from participating individuals has been compiled and will be reviewed by all elected officials to produce a vision statement by the second quarter.

 

Chair Johnson emphasized the importance of keeping those who participated in the survey involved and informed of the progress. Mr. Gluckman explained that there is a link available on the County website regarding the status of the Strategic Plan for the future, which will also be sent individually to those who participated.

 

Ms. Bassinger addressed the Board regarding follow-up to the High Park fire recovery. She requested the Board approve a program to provide filled sandbags to residents effected by the fire for approximately three years. Chair Johnson expressed his support of this program and the importance of recovery for the county.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve up to $32,000 towards the Sandbag Program, as outlined in Ms. Bassinger’s proposal, and the allowance for use of these sandbags in the High Park burn area.

 

Commissioner Donnelly amended the motion to also include the allowance of sandbags in the areas effected by the Woodland Heights fire.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.         COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board shared their activities and events attended during the past week.

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

 

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   STEVE JOHSNON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Dana S. Bouchard, Deputy Clerk