MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
LAND USE HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Pro-Tem Donnelly presided with Commissioner Gaiter via teleconference. Also present were: Savanah Benedick, Planning Department; Tracy Shambo, Engineering Department; Bill Ressue, County Attorney; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Pro-Tem Donnelly opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance, and explained that one item is on the consent agenda and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff or other member of the audience:
1. LETITIA LAKES SUBDIVISION 2nd FILING LOTS 7, 8 & 11 AMENDED PLAT FILE #13-S3177: This is an amended plat proposal to combine Lots 7, 8 and a portion of Lot 11, Letitia Lake Subdivision 2nd Filing. The owner is required to combine Lots 7 and 8 because there is an existing addition to the house located across the common lot line, of which never received a building permit. In order to make this addition eligible to be legally permitted, the common lot line is required to be removed. The owner is also pursuing five setback variances for the existing garage and the existing house. These variances will be reviewed by the Board of Adjustment on September 24, 2013.
The proposed Amended Plat for Lots 7, 8 and a portion of Lot 11 of the Letitia Lake Subdivision 2nd Filing will not adversely affect any neighboring properties or any County agencies. The proposed amended plat is fully supported by County Staff, primarily because it will alleviate multiple nonconformities on the lot and allow additions to the existing house that currently encroaches on a platted lot line.
The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Amended Plat to combine Lots 7, 8 and a portion of Lot 11 of the Letitia Lake Subdivision 2nd Filing, File #13-S3177, subject to the following condition(s) and authorization for the chair to sign the plat when the conditions are met and the plat is presented for signature:
1. All conditions of approval shall be met and the Final Plat recorded by March 23, 2014, or this approval shall be null and void.
2. Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat the applicant shall make any technical
corrections required by the Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined above.
Motion carried 2 – 0.
There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffman, County Manager. Chair Pro-Tem Donnelly presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present. Also present were: Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Jamie Graham, Representative Jared Polis’ Office; Justin Smith and Nick Christensen, Sheriff’s Office; Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Pro-Tem Donnelly opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. APPROVAL OF THE AMENDED MINUTES FOR AUGUST 26, 2013, AND THE MINUTES FOR SEPTEMBER 16, 2013:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the amended minutes for the week of August 26, 2013, and the minutes for the week of September 16, 2013, as presented.
Motion carried 2-0.
2. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2013: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.
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:
09242013A001 NAVIGATOR PILOT PROGRAM GRANT AGREEMENT AMENDMENT BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY WORKFORCE CENTER AND BOHEMIAN FOUNDATION
09242013A002 AMENDMENT III GENERAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES (REGARDING RFP #11-17) BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND AP MOUNTAIN STATES, LLC DBA ADOLFSON & PETERSON CONSTRUCTION
09242013A003 GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS AND LARIMER COUNTY
09242013R001 LARIMER COUNTY RESOLUTION FOR LICENSURE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS
MISCELLANEOUS : Larimer County Criminal Justice Services Victim Services – VALE Grant Proposal – Grant to fund one full time Victim Specialist for the Criminal Justice Services Division.
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following liquor license was approved and/or issued: CL Fires – Special Event 6%
Motion carried 2 -0.
4. WORKSESSION: Ms. Hoffman invited Sheriff Smith to give an overview on the Sheriff’s Office current position pertaining to the flood. Sheriff Smith stated that his office has moved from rescue to recovery mode. The type 3 level team is under the command of Undersheriff Nelson. If the Board is looking at appointing a Recovery Manager, Sheriff Smith has a recommendation for the position. FEMA is still present and continuing to provide assessment for the Sheriff’s office. Currently there are still 4 people unaccounted for. Over 1200 people were evacuated. Members of the community that need access behind road closures, have been issued placards that need to be hung from their mirrors. If on foot, these placards must be carried on their person and presented if questioned. There has been one individual stopped many times for looting, but otherwise there does not seem to be a problem with looting at this time. The area behind Glen Haven remains isolated with the Sheriff’s office assisting people in that area. Road 153 (Forest Road and the Storm Mountain area) is a very treacherous road needing special vehicles for access to that area. The County is working with the Division of Wildlife and the Forest Service to gain access for limited purposes. This area is locked and only accessible by owners in that area. The City of Fort Collins is allowing egress out of the Bobcat Ridge area but not ingress in. Chair Pro-Tem Donnelly commended Sheriff Smith and his department for the outstanding work done thus far and their commitment in working with FEMA, the Division of Wildlife, the Forest Service, etc. Sheriff Smith appreciated the Board’s support and the freedom allowed to his department to perform the duties necessary with the flood rescue and recovery.
Ms. Hoffman continued with her thanks to Sheriff Smith and his department as well. Thus far, 661 families have registered with the Disaster Assistance Centers. 23 families have signed up through Human Services for emergency food assistance. FEMA is offering assistance to flood victims through a number of programs. People needing assistance can sign up at Larimer.org and FEMA will look at what programs they qualify for. The Engineering and Road and Bridge departments have been doing assessments as to what roads are missing. Ms. Graham stated that she just received a press release that reports Larimer County has become eligible for FEMA assistance under plans C – G. Plan C will assistance the Road and Bridge department while Plan G will assist with park facilities. Fish Creek Road in Estes Park is gone along with the sanitary sewer which serves over 2000 residences. It is estimated that $14 million dollars will be necessary to replace the sewage system. The town of Estes Park will be working with the Sanitation District as well as Larimer County on this issue.
5. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board reviewed their activities during the previous week.
6. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m., with no further action taken.
TOM DONNELLY, CHAIR PRO-TEM
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk