RED FEATHER LAKES PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
FIRE HOUSE MEETING ROOM
44 Fire House Lane, Red Feather Lake
November 12, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Chairperson Ted Carter.
Members in Attendance : Gene Allen, Gene Barker, Susan Bradley, Ted Carter, Terry Ferebee, Bill Gilbert, Lucille Schmitt, Michael Sledge, Bud Thomas
Members Excused Absences : All other members had excused absences
Adoption of Agenda : All RFLPAC members approved the adoption of the agenda.
Approval of Minutes : All RFLPAC members approved the October 15, 2009, minutes.
Communications from Committee Members : Bill G. expressed thanks to Jill Bennett for all her work and help over the past 1 ˝ years, and wished her good luck in her retirement.
Larimer County Representation : Jill Bennett and Rob Helmick, LARCO Planning; Kathay Rennells, County Commissioner;
Guests Present : Stephen Johnson, Pat Bradley, Tom Viola, Judy Viola, Charlie Fitch
Communications from County Representatives: Rob Helmick shared cupcakes in honor of Jill Bennett’s retirement.
Comments from the Audience : Judy and Tom Viola were asked to give an update on the possible closure of the RFL Elementary School:
-setting up our own school district
-setting up a charter school
-taking advantage of the unique natural resources in the area to create an eco-learning center (tied to the current school) which could be used by the entire school district
DISCUSSION ITEMS :
Possible School Closure:
A motion was made by Susan B., seconded by Gene G., to ask the Board of Commissioners, at the earliest opportunity, to communicate their support of the continued operation of the Red Feather Lakes Elementary School, based on the goals in the Red Feather Community Plan and the long term community impact.
Roll Call Vote:
Gene Allen------- yes
Gene Barker----- yes
Susan Bradley--- yes
Ted Carter ------- yes
Terry Ferebee----- yes
Dennis Frydendall absent
Bill Gilbert-------- yes
Eunice Michalka- absent
Ross Reid---------- absent
Lucille Schmitt---- yes
Michael Sledge--- yes
Roger Svendsen- absent
Bud Thomas------- yes
It was agreed that Michael S. would prepare a letter to the Board of County Commissioners and getting feedback from other PAC members by email before sending it to the Commissioners.
A motion was made by Gene B., seconded by Bill G., authorizing Michael S. to prepare a letter, on behalf of PAC, supporting the continued operation of the school, to be distributed to the media, school officials, and appropriate committees. The motion passed unanimously.
It was agreed that these communications would be most effective in a bullet format.
Plan for 2010:
Ted C. asked that by the next meeting, PAC members to be prepared to identify specific goals for PAC to work on next year. Possible ideas are incorporation, issues related to designation of public roads, water/sewer/infrastructure, additional area pubic roads, other issues derived from RFL Community Plan.
PAC decided to meet December 10th, since PAC meeting would be the same day as the School Board Feasibility Committee meets to hear community impact. It could be important for PAC to prepare for the Feasibility meeting.
RFLPAC meeting adjourned at 2:55 p.m.