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LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Minutes of March 21, 2012
The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a regular session on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room. Commissioners’ Cox, Dougherty, Hart, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, and Zitti were present. Commissioner Gerrard was absent. Commissioner Glick presided as Chairman. Also present were Russ Legg, Chief Planner, Traci Shambo, Engineering Department, Eric Tracy, Engineering Department, Doug Ryan, Health Department, and Jill Wilson, Citizen Resource Technician and Recording Secretary.
COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING THE COUNTY LAND USE CODE:
COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING OTHER RELEVANT LAND USE MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE JANUARY 18, 2012 MEETING: MOTION by Commissioner Cox approve the minutes, seconded by Commissioner Dougherty. This received unanimous voice approval.
AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:
ITEM #1 SPRING CREEK FEDERAL EMERGENCY AGENCY (FEMA) PHYSICAL MAP REVISION (PMR) AND COUNTY FLOODPLAIN OVERLAY ZONE BOUNDARY AMENDEMENT: Mr. Tracy provided background information on the request to amend the Larimer County Floodplain Overlay Zone District boundary as a result of FEMA Floodplain Map changes. He explained that the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) were being updated due to updated information and accompanying technical studies that were completed for the Spring Creek Floodplain. Along with that update, previous Letters of Map Revision (LOMR) needed to be formalized on new maps for Spring Creek and small portions of the Boxelder Creek and Cache La Poudre LPath. Mr. Tracy showed the changes to the floodplains, which were minimal outside of the city limits. He also mentioned that no Larimer County structures were being added to the floodplain as a result of the map update. He noted that public outreach and public notice occurred regarding the issues.
Commissioner Jensen asked what would occur if the maps were not adopted.
Mr. Tracy stated that Larimer County would be suspended from the National Flood Insurance Program, which would result in flood insurance not being available to property owners county-wide, and a limitation on Federal financial assistance within a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Commissioner Cox moved that the Planning Commission adopt the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Spring Creek FEMA PMR and County Floodplain Overlay Zone Boundary Amendment as follows:
1. Adoption of the following Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FEMA FIRMs) dated May 2, 2012:
(a) Panel Number 08069C0967G
(b) Panel Number 08069C0978G
(c) Panel Number 08069C0979H
(d) Panel Number 08069C0983H
(e) Panel Number 08069C0984H
(f) Panel Number 08069C0986G
(g) Panel Number 08069C0987G
(h) Panel Number 08069C0992G
(i) Panel Number 08069C1003G
(j) Panel Number 08069CIND1C
(k) Panel Number 08069CIND2C
2. Approval of the amendments to the Larimer County Floodplain Overlay Zone District Boundaries as a result of FEMA’s adoption of the revised FIRMs.
Commissioner Miller seconded the Motion.
Commissioners’ Cox, Dougherty, Hart, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, Zitti and Chairman Glick voted in favor of the Motion.
MOTION PASSED: 8-0
REPORT FROM STAFF: Mr. Legg reminded the Commission of their upcoming meetings.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 7:06 p.m.
These minutes constitute the Resolution of the Larimer County Planning Commission for the recommendations contained herein which are hereby certified to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners.
Scott Glick, Chairman Nancy Wallace, Secretary