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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, July 29, 2013

 

There were no meetings held on Monday, July 29, 2013.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 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, Suzanne Bassinger, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office;  Undersheriff Bill Nelson, Nick Christensen, and Kevin Johnston, Sheriff’s Department; Jennifer Johnson, Gary Janezich, and Steve Balderson, Facilities and Information Technology Division; Angela Myers, and Pam Nielsen, Clerk and Recorder’s Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF JULY 15, 2013, AND JULY 22, 2013:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved to approve the minutes for the weeks of July 15, 2013, and July 22, 2013, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

2.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF AUGUST 5, 2013, AND AUGUST 12, 2013:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedules with the Board.

 

3.         CONSENT AGENDA: 

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

PETITONS FOR ABATEMENT:  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petitions for Abatement are denied:  Michael Bel and Edit Szalai; Vernon and Beverly Brock; Richard and Rachel Drago; Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity (3 parcels); Grandbois Properties, LLC; Jennifer Hartrich; James and Belinda Jones; Hai Nguyen; PSC Fort Collins, LLC; Van Lingen, Eduard/Carolyn Living Trust; WMS Investments, LLC.

 

07302013A001           DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT HUANG PLANNED LAND DIVISION BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WALTER W. H. HUANG

 

07302013A002           EXPENDITURE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FY 13 25% DISCRETIONARY UI PILOT PROJECT

 

07302013A003           FISCAL YEAR 2014 TREATMENT SERVICES SOLICITATION DISTRICT OF COLORADO – CATCHMENT AREA; LARIMER COUNTY SOLICITATION NO. 1082-14-18

 

07302013A004           INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF GREELEY FOR HIGH PARK FIRE MULCHING PROJECT

 

07302013R001           RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTIGATOR 1, EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2013

 

07302013R002           SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MORNING FRESH DAIRY SPECIAL REVIEW (12-Z1894)

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Stipulation as to Tax Year 2012 Value – Out West Properties, LLC; Department of Human Services Payments for June 2013; Larimer County Fair Board Acceptance of Junior Livestock Sale Committee as a Formal Committee to the Fair Board.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following licenses were approved and/or issued:  Supermarket Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins; Hog Wild Barbeque – Beer and Wine – Fort Collins.    

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.         CONVENE AS THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners Convene as the Board of Equalization.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Ms. Cookman presented a request from an appraiser who wanted the Board to “re-hear” a file, as the appraiser did not agree with the referee recommendation.  Discussion ensued and the Board agreed this would be inappropriate.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of Equalization accept the referee recommendations for July 15 – July 29, 2013. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved to adjourn the meeting as the Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         REPORT ON FIRE CONDITIONS AND FIRE RESTRICTIONS:   Undersheriff Nelson and Sergeant Johnston noted that the fire danger has diminished and that all surrounding jurisdictions have lifted their bans or restrictions.  Some discussion ensued.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners remove the fire restrictions for unincorporated Larimer County. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.         LOVELAND COUNTY FACILITES:  Mr. Gluckman and facilities staff requested that the Board support ballot language to allow replacement of the existing Loveland Courthouse building by new construction, remodel, or rehabilitation of a different building.  Ms. Myers noted that they need to certify the ballot by September 6, 2013, so the Board will review the ballot language at the next Administrative Matters meeting.

 

7.         LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT GRANT APPLICATION:  Ms. Bassinger requested the Board sign a letter of support for the Poudre Canyon Fire District to obtain a Colorado Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of support for the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District grant application.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.         WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman explained that Colorado Counties Incorporated has requested a commissioner to represent Larimer County at their legislative committee meeting scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013.  Commissioner Gaiter agreed to attend this meeting.

 

9.         COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board reviewed their activities during the previous week.

 

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

 

 

The meeting recessed at 10:35 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARING

FOR ANHEUSER BUSCH

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with Jon Cowling, Chief Appraiser.  Chair Johnson presided, and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present.  Also present were:  Steve Miller, and Alexis Smith, Assessor’s Office; Alan Poe, Lance Warren, Rich Hart, and Tom Slack (via telephone), representing Anheuser Busch Inc.; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Mr. Cowling presented substantial packets to the Board regarding the Anheuser Busch brewery.  He explained that he and another appraiser spent four days, four hours a day conducting a site visit to re-measure all the buildings at this location.  Mr. Cowling presented many drawings and photos and described all the buildings and their uses; he then reviewed the cost, market, and income approach to value and determined an ultimate value of $115,000,000 on the property. 

 

Mr. Poe, Mr. Warren, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Slack all presented their views on the property in question, stating that they respectfully disagree with the value of $115,000,000.  They stated that when considering depreciation and comparable breweries around the country, the property is only worth what someone would pay for it, and they believe that the could only sell this brewery for $20,000,000 to $25,000,000. 

 

Much discussion ensued.  The Board state the obvious that the Assessor’s Office and the Petitioner are miles apart in terms of value.   Due to this, they decided to recess the hearing in order to confer with the County Attorney.  The meeting will reconvene on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, where a final decision will be rendered.

 

The meeting recessed at 2:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

   STEVE JOHNSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

______________________________________

Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk

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