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Monday, July 6, 2015/3:00 P.M./Hearing Room






C.   PUBLIC HEARING CONSENT ITEMS:    *Will not be discussed unless requested by

                                                                                      Commissioners or members of the audience.





Staff Contacts:  Rob Helmick, Planning, Clint Jones Engineering, Doug Ryan, Health

Request:  Minor Land Division to create two lots from a parcel totaling 5.6 acres.  A 2-acre lot would be created for an existing home, a 2.9-acre lot will be created for agricultural use and no residence will remain undeveloped at this time.  A lot size appeal to allow to create the 2 acre lot is also apart of this application.

Location:  16-4-69; on the east side of CR 21 and north of CR 8 west of Berthoud.

Applicant/Owner:  Mark W and Erin K. Mazza - 825 North County Road 21;

Berthoud CO  80513

Surveyor:  Intermill Land Surveying/Rob - 1301 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland CO  80537


Development Services Team Recommendation:  The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Mazza/Dienes Minor Land Division file #15-S3312 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 January 6, 2016 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 the Larimer County Engineering Department.

3.   Lot 2 shall be subject to a restriction to limit further development of the 2.9 acre lot to only agricultural and non-residential uses unless and until a applicable County development application to allow further development is approved.





Staff Contacts:  Michael Whitley, Planning, Clint Jones Engineering, Doug Ryan, Health

Request:  Special Review for the expansion of a previously approved sandstone mining operation onto 4.4 acres of an adjacent 13.87 acre parcel

Location:  Section 24, Township 8 North, Range 70 West; 5240 W. County Road 56, LaPorte; located north of County Road 56 and east of Highway 287, approximately 0.5 miles southeast of Ted’s Place 

Applicant: Jim Striggow/Stone Wholesale, Inc. - 4717 Bay View Dr, Ft Collins, CO 80526

Owner:  William Porter/Lakeview Commons LLC - 1422 W. 29th St, Loveland, CO 80538


Planning Commission and Development Services Team Recommendation:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Brownstone Quarry 3rd Amended Special Review, file #15-Z1965, for the property described on “Exhibit A” to the minutes, subject to the following conditions:


1.   This Special Review approval shall automatically expire without a public hearing if the use is not commenced within three years of the date of approval.

2.   The Site shall be developed consistent with the approved plan and with the information contained in the Brownstone Quarry Third Amended Special Review, #15-Z1965 except as modified by the conditions of approval or agreement of the County and applicant.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Brownstone Quarry Second Amended Special Review.

3.   The hours of operation for mining activity shall be 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

4.   There shall be no blasting at any time.

5.   When possible, the reclamation shall be accomplished in a phased manner, concurrent with the mining operation.

6.   Should the mining activity still be active January 1, 2037, the Board of County Commissioners shall review and update the conditions approved for this Special Review.  The Board of County Commissioners review may include additions, deletions, and modifications of the conditions as necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Larimer County.  This review shall be completed in 25 year intervals thereafter.  The quarry operator shall submit the following information by July 1 of the year that the review is to be completed:

a.   A current site plan of the quarry. The site plan should be similar to those submitted as a part of the Special Review application. The site plan should clearly show:

·  The property boundaries;

·  The location of permanent identification posts on the perimeter of the quarry area;

·  Current approved mining boundaries;

·  Current and old mining areas, with acreage;

·  Storage and loading areas;

·  Processing areas and any structures or improvements on the property.


b.   A narrative that describes the current operation and any reclamation efforts that have been completed.

7.   Materials shall not be removed from the top of the hogback.

8.   No material will be sold on-site.

9.   Heavy equipment maintenance, including oil changes, shall be done off-site.

10.   The mining operation shall comply with the Larimer County Noise Ordinance. 


11.   Failure to comply with any conditions of the Special Review approval may result in reconsideration of the use and possible revocation of the approval by the Board of Commissioners.

12.   This application is approved without the requirement for a Development Agreement.

13.   In the event the applicant fails to comply with any conditions of approval or otherwise fails to use the property consistent with the approved Special Review, applicant agrees that in addition to all other remedies available to County, County may withhold building permits, issue a written notice to applicant to appear and show cause why the Special Review approval should not be revoked, and/or bring a court action for enforcement of the terms of the Special Review.  All remedies are cumulative and the County’s election to use one shall not preclude use of another.  In the event County must retain legal counsel and/or pursue a court action to enforce the terms of this Special Review approval, applicant agrees to pay all expenses incurred by County including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees.

14.   County may conduct periodic inspections to the property and reviews of the status of the Special Review as appropriate to monitor and enforce the terms of the Special Review approval.

15.   The Findings and Resolution shall be a servitude running with the Property.  Those owners of the Property or any portion of the Property who obtain title subsequent to the date of recording of the Findings and Resolution, their heirs, successors, assigns or transferees, and persons holding under applicants shall comply with the terms and conditions of the Special Review approval.






Staff Contacts: Matt Lafferty, Planning, Clint Jones, Engineering, Doug Ryan, Health

Request:  An appeal to Section 4.3.10.H.2.c of the Larimer County Land Use Code to allow a detached accessory dwelling to be 2,017 sq. ft. in area where only 800 sq. ft. is allowed.

Location:  A portion of Section 20, Township 5 North, Range 68 West:  More specifically situated at 3030 E. 1st Street, which is on the south side of E. 1st Street, approximately 1/8 mile west of County Road 9E.

Applicant:  Travis and Amy Erion - 273 E. 29th Street #D, Loveland, CO 80538

Owner:  Shawna Nelson - 661Couty Road 1012; Silverthorne, Colorado 80498



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