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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Rob Helmick, Senior Planner.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present.  Also present were: Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; Eric Tracy, Engineering Department; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson 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.    HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES II LOT 6 AMENDED PLAT FILE #13-S3178:  This property is located west of the City of Loveland, east of the Devil’s Backbone trailhead on Hidden Valley Drive and is located in the Hidden Valley Estates II R.L.U.P. The property is currently zoned FA1-Farming and that will remain the same. The Hidden Valley Estates II R.L.U.P. received final approval in December 2003. The project contained 194 acres and was approved with 12 single-family residential lots and 5 residual lots. Each new single-family dwelling included a building envelope that limits the development area. Only a few of the lots in this development have sold and have been built out. The following applicable conditions were listed as part of this development and a note listed the plat accordingly: 1) Every buildable lot has a building envelope. All structures must be located within the building envelopes. 2) A protected natural area is shown on each lot east of the building envelopes as shown on the final plat. No trails, all-terrain vehicles or horseback riding, fencing, grading, structures, or landscaping other than plant species native to the site is permitted within this area. 3) Developer agrees that new houses will be setback at least 600 feet away from US 34 and will be required to be kept to the toe of the slope on the east side of the property. These conditions will continue to apply with the amended plat.

 

This proposal is for an amendment to the building envelope for Lot 6 in the Hidden Valley Estates II R.L.U.P. The home for Lot 6 was built in 2004. The property owners are now planning for the construction of a new detached garage, associated driveway improvements and a dog run generally located southeasterly of the existing residence. The applicants are requesting the building envelope be enlarged to accommodate the additions.

 

The lot line will remain the same and the existing access point will remain unchanged. The proposed enlargement will not infringe on the protected natural area and will be kept to the toe of the slope on the east side of the property. All covenants, deed restrictions and other conditions which applied to the original Rural Land Use Plan will continue to apply. This proposal meets the review criteria. In addition, there will be no changes to the historic drainage because of this change. 

 

The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Hidden Valley Estates II R.L.U.P. Amended Plat, Lot 6, File 13-S3178 subject to the following conditions and authorization for the chairman 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 April 7, 2014, or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2. Prior to the recordation of the final plat the applicant shall make the technical corrections required by Brian Helminiak, Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 3:10 with no further action taken.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

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 Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office;  Joni Friedman and Jacob Castillo, Workforce Center;  Justin Smith, Sheriff’s Office; Dave Skarosi, FEMA; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 30 , 2013:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of  September 30, 2013, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

2.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2013:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule 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:

 

10082013A001           FIRST AMENDMENT TO ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SITE AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOGAN SIMPSON DESIGN INC. AND LARIMER COUNTY

 

10082013R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 31, 33 AND A PORTION OF LOT 8 IN THE HAYDEN SUBDIVISION

 

10082013R002           AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COVENANT HEIGHTS CAMP AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW

 

10082013R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE HAYDEN FEE APPEALS

 

10082013R004           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REINSTATEMENT AND SECOND TIME EXTENSION FOR PARRISH RANCH ESTATES CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT

 

10082013R005           LARIMER COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY REDEMPTION OF 2003 COPS

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Stipulation as to the tax year 2013 value – Richard H Brack Stipulation to property value;  Satisfaction and release of lien – A single-family residence located at 2359 W Highway 34, Drake, Colorado was found to be dangerous under the provisions of the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.  An Assessment and Lien recorded with the Clerk and Recorder establishing a lien on the property for clean-up costs incurred by Larimer County abate the dangerous condition.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: George Beach Post No. 4 – Club – Fort Collins;  The Growing Project - 3.2% Special Event – Fort Collins; Ovations Food Services LP - 3.2% - Fort Collins; Ovations Food Services LP - Hotel and Restaurant – Fort Collins; Ovations Food Services LP - New Manager Registration – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.    PROJECT PINNACLE:   Mr. Castillo, Mr. Gibson and Ms. Peters all spoke on behalf of Value Plastics.  Value Plastics has been in Larimer County 30 years and currently employs 83 people with plans to add another 59 jobs.  Their expansion plans have gained the attention of other locations in the hopes of relocating the company.  Value Plastics would prefer to stay in Larimer County and has recently acquired a site in the Loveland area.  With this acquisition, the company plans a $120 million expansion including a 150,000 square foot warehouse.  $80,000.00 has been given back to the community by the company in the past year.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of Commissioners grant approval to staff to create an incentive agreement with Value Plastics for the Commissioners’ consideration.

 

Motion Carried 3-0.

 

5.    ESTES VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Ms. Friedman and Mr. Castillo provided a brief overview of the current situation regarding the already approved funds that were to be transferred from the Estes Park Library to the formation of the Estes Park Economic Development  Corporation.  Due to the recent flood, the process has slowed down a bit and they have asked that a portion of the funds be used to assist small businesses in the Estes Park area with flood related damages.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioners Donnelly moved that the Board of Commissioners approve reallocating the remaining $$11,758.47 from the Estes Valley Library grant to the Estes Valley Economic Development Office to align and coordinate resources that will support businesses and assist in economic recovery.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.    WORKSESSION:     Ms. Hoffman introduced Mr. Skarosi to explain his work with the County.  Mr. Skarosi is with FEMA and will occupy a desk in the Planning Department on the 3rd floor until the end of the month and perhaps longer.  He is here for outreach and communication between FEMA,  public officials, and the community.  Ms. Hoffman also introduced the county website’s update including new maps, transportation bulletins and a summary map.  Six new employees will be added to assist with flood recovery.  

 

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

 

8.    LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters for discussion.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013

 

 

LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AND

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS JOINT HEARING

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission met at 6:00 p.m. Chair Glick opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then requested planning staff to present the item for discussion.

 

Ms. Madson  gave a brief overview of the proposed amendments to the Larimer County Land Use Code – Section 11 Disaster Re-Build Program. After some discussion of the proposed amendments, the Commission determined to support staff’s recommendation.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Cox moved that the Planning Commission approve the proposed amendment, file #13-CA0136, to the Larimer County Land Use Code with the provided corrections. 

 

Commissioner Dougherty seconded.

 

Motion carried 8-0.

 

The Planning Commissioner then adjourned their meeting. 

 

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 6:20 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present. Also present were Jeannine Haag, County Attorney; and Dana Polley, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson explained that the item on today’s agenda was on consent and would not be discussed unless requested to do so by the Board, staff, or members of the audience.

 

1.         AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE – SECTION 11 DISASTER RE-BUILD PROGRAM:  This is a request to:

           

1)   Add a new Section 11 Disaster Re-Build Program to the Land Use Code and to make changes to the Section 0.1 Definitions.

 

2)   Board of County Commissioner Declaration of a Disaster for Re-Build Program.

 

Staff recommends approval of the proposed amendments; file #13-CA0136 to the Larimer County Land Use Code.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as listed above.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The hearing adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

 

 

                                                                                              _______________________________

 STEVE JOHNSON

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk

 

 

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Dana S. Polley, Deputy Clerk