PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1993

                      WORKSESSION WITH PLANNING DEPARTMENT  
                           (#14 @ 1285 and #21 @ 2375)  

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. for a worksession
    with  John  Barnett, Director of Planning.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present were: Russ
    Legg,   Development   Processing   Administrator;  Jerry  White,  Zoning
    Administrator;  Al  Kadera,  Subdivision  Administrator;  Jill  Bennett,
    Comprehensive  Planner;  Dick  Anderson,  Chief Building Inspector; Mary
    Clark,  Administrative  Staff  Services  Manager; Rex Smith, Director of
    Public  Works; Elaine Spencer, Director of General Engineering Services;
    Jerry  Blehm,  Public  Health; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney;
    and  Bill  Gordon,  County  Administrator.   Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

    Mr.  Barnett  stated  that  the purpose of today's meeting is to provide
    information  for  the  Board  regarding  land use planning.  Mr. Barnett
    reviewed the background of procedures currently followed and stated that
    the  Planning  Department's  mission  is  to  guide  land  use planning,
    development  decisions,  and  construction activity in Larimer County in
    such  a  way  that  it  conforms  with  sound planning principles, State
    Statute, and local regulations.  In addition, Planning Staff attempts to
    respond  to  changing  needs  and  concerns of Larimer County residents.

    The  following  Staff persons provided a quick overview of the functions
    of  their  respective  segment  in the planning process:  John Barnett -
    Planning;  Dick  Anderson  - Building; Mary Clark - Administration; Jill
    Bennett  -  Comprehensive Planning; and Russ Legg - Subdivision Process.
    Mr.  Legg  also  reviewed  the  relationship  between the Larimer County
    Planning  Commission  and the Board of County Commissioners; noting that
    the  Commission  does  the long-range planning and the Commissioners are
    the final authority on land use matters.

    Commissioner  Duvall suggested a neighborhood meeting concept be adopted
    in  the  early  stages of planning and development in order to alleviate
    some  of  the  problems  which  arise  later.   Meetings  on  policy and
    controversial  issues  could  be  held at night or late afternoon at the
    place of interest.  

    Jerry White reviewed special projects which are under revision and noted
    that  this list has been reduced from 57 to 34 and has been prioritized:
    1)  sign code revision; 2) zoning map revision; 3) automated development
    application  processing and tracking; 4) application form revision, etc.

    Mr.   Barnett   reviewed   some   emerging  issues;  such  as,  Regional
    Transportation  Planning, New Denver Airport Access Task Force, Loveland
    Northeast   Area   Plan,  Loveland  West  Side  Plan,  Emergence  of  an
    Environmental Advisory Board, Etc.  

    Discussion  followed  regarding procedure to follow for scheduling night
    meetings  with  the  Board  of County Commissioners.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    requested Mr. Barnett prepare a Staff Report showing increased costs for
  
    attorneys,  engineers,  surveyors, staff people, etc., if night meetings
    are  held.   Commissioner  Duvall  indicated  a  desire to accompany the
    Planning Commission on their field trips.  Other items for further study
    by Planning Staff were suggested:  Chairman Hotchkiss would like a study
    of  mountain  development versus flatland development and if a different
    set  of  rules  should  apply to each, and possibly the consideration of
    amending  Senate  Bill  35.   Mr.  Smith  indicated  a desire to discuss
    right-of-way   reservation   versus  dedication  of  property,  and  the
    possibility  of  the  need  to  raise road maintenance costs.  Mr. Smith
    stated  that as new subdivisions are created and roads are brought up to
    County  standards, the County assumes road maintenance and HUTF (Highway
    User  Transportation  Funds)  additional revenue for this expenditure is
    almost   non-existent.   Mr.  Barnett  also  noted  that  a  Subdivision
    Exemption Review Group is being formed. 

    Mr.  Blehm  reviewed  his  position as the Environmental Planner for the
    Health  Department  which  conducts  environmental assessments on almost
    every  item  considered  by  the Planning Department.  Mr. Blehm and Ms.
    Spencer  are part of the development review team and attempt to minimize
    the  environmental  impact.   Ms.  Duvall asked Mr. Blehm to look beyond
    existing  or  non-existing  regulations  and  base  decisions on general
    health considerations.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board table the Kotin Subdivision
    item until February 1, 1993.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m. 

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1993   

               EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES QUARTERLY MEETING   
                                      (#24) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session
    with  Neil  Gluckman,  Director  of  ETS.   Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were  present.   Also  present were:
    Kathy  Koithan,  PIC  Chairman,  and  Bill Gordon, County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    Mr.  Gluckman  reviewed  the  Mission  Statements for the Larimer County
    Private  Industry  Council  (PIC)  and  Employment and Training Services
    (ETS),  noting  that  both  are  committed  to  being  a coordinated and
    comprehensive  employment and training and delivery system for residents
    of  Larimer County and reducing duplication of services while maximizing
    resources.  Mr.  Gluckman stated there has been a 17% reduction in funds
    for  the  summer  youth  program.   Mr.  Gluckman reviewed the Agreement
    entered into between PIC and Larimer County in 1983 and submitted a list
    of  the  present  membership  of PIC and the Sector they represent.  Mr.
    Gluckman  outlined  the  6-month  goals for ETS, which include exceeding
    last  year's  performance  standards  by  five  percent.  Last year they
    increased  their  service from 20% to 60% for public-assistance clients.
    Ms.  Koithan noted that PIC's philosophy is that it is more important to
    serve the hard-to-place clients rather than the easy ones.  Mr. Gluckman
    showed  the  Board  a  plaque  received from the National Association of
    Counties for excellence in performance in working with public-assistance
    clients.

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  informed the new Commissioners that only $63,000 of
    the  ETS  $2  million  budget  is  County funded, and yet Larimer County
    derives tremendous benefit from the services provided by ETS.   

    Ms.  Koithan  presented the Employer's Roundtable Schedule for 1992-1993
    and  noted  that  the seminars are presented free of charge on the third
    Thursday  of  each  month  (Oct.-May) from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the
    Columbine  Room  of  the  Lincoln  Center  and usually 100 to 150 people
    attend.   Ms.  Koithan  spoke  of  the  Business Expo which is held each
    September  and noted that between 700 to 1,000 persons attend.  Business
    Expo will be September 17 this year.  Ms. Koithan stated that there is a
    tremendous  sense  of  harmony  between  the  Larimer County ETS and the
    community  and after participating in the JTPA (Job Training Partnership
    Act)  Conference  in  Denver,  she  realizes this does not exist in many
    other Counties. 

    The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m. 

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1993 

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                      (#68) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session
    with  Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney and Duvall were present.  Also present were:  Dana
    Klausmeyer,  Controller;  John  Barnett,  Director of Planning; and Jill
    Bennett, Comprehensive Planner.  Recording Clerk, S.  Graves.   

    Mr.  Gordon  received  a  call from CCI inquiring as to Larimer County's
    position on House Bill 1103 (Fireworks Bill).  Mr. Barnett has drafted a
    Memo  detailing  the County's opposition to the Bill; this Memo is being
    forwarded  to  the  Committee meeting this morning concerning this Bill.
    Mr.  Gordon noted that CCI also opposes this Bill.  

    1.   REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL  TO  ESTABLISH A NEW FUND TO ACCOUNT FOR HUD
    CERTIFICATES  ALLOCATED TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY:  Ms. Klausmeyer stated
    that  the  Housing  Authority  has  received a $250,000 grant to provide
    housing  subsidy to low income families who meet certain guidelines.  It
    has  been  recommended  that  a  separate  fund in accounting records be
    established  for  the  Housing  Authority for the HUD Certificates.  Ms.
    Klausmeyer requested Board approval to establish this fund. 
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall moved that the Board approve the establishment of a
    new  fund  in  accounting  for HUD Certificates allocated to the Housing
    Authority, as requested by Ms. Klausmeyer.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    2.   REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON A LETTER TO THE MAYOR OF FORT
    COLLINS  REGARDING ENTERPRISE ZONE APPLICATION:  Mr. Barnett stated that
    one  of  the  requirements  of  the  application  for  designation as an
    Enterprise  Zone  is that all of the local governments pass a resolution
    for  any  areas  within  their  jurisdiction  which  are included in the
    Enterprise  Zone.   Resolutions  have  been  received  from  Estes Park,
    Berthoud,  and  Wellington;  the only one missing is Fort Collins.  Fort
    Collins  is  requesting  a  letter  of  support  from the County for the
    Enterprise  Zone  and  that  Mr. Barnett attend the City Council Meeting
    next  Tuesday  night.   Mr.  Barnett  requested  Board  approval and the
    Chairman's  signature  on  a  letter to the City of Fort Collins seeking
    their  support  for the Enterprise Zone.  Commissioner Disney emphasized
    that  he  wants  the message conveyed to the citizens that benefits from
    the Enterprise Zone will also be realized by the average citizen and not
    only by big business.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve and the Chairman sign a
    letter  to  the  Mayor  of  Fort  Collins  regarding the Enterprise Zone
    Application, as submitted.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY (LETA):
    Mr.   Gordon  provided  the background of E911 and noted that letters of
    recommendation  have  been  received  from various agencies to reappoint
    Loren  R.  Maxey, Bill Wegener, Steven Scheffel, and Richard E. Shockley
    to  the  Larimer  Emergency  Telephone Authority; all for two-year terms
    ending December 31, 1994.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney moved that the Board reappoint Loren R. Maxey, Fort
    Collins  City  Council  Member;  Bill  Wegener,  Chief  Berthoud  Police
    Department;  Steven  Scheffel,  Associate  Administrator  Poudre  Valley
    Hospital;  and  Richard  E.  Shockley,  Larimer  County Sheriff; all for
    two-year terms ending December 31, 1994.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    4.  WORKSESSION:

    --  Loveland  City  Council Meeting: Mr. Gordon stated that the Loveland
    City Council can meet with the Board of County Commissioners the last of
    March.   The Board requested Mr. Gordon also initiate meetings with Fort
    Collins and Berthoud.   
    --  Impact  Assistance  Grants:  Mr.  Grewell,  Director of Finance, has
    requested  the Board approve and sign applications for Impact Assistance
    Grants for the Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation for $3,474.96, and
    the Division of Wildlife for $19,147.03.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve  and  all  three
    Commissioners sign the applications for Impact Assistance Grants for the
    Division  of  Parks  &  Outdoor Recreation and the Division of Wildlife.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    --  Foothills Gateway Rehabilitation Center Funding: In August 1991, the
    Board  sent  a  letter  to Foothills Gateway stating the Board agreed to
    provide  funding  for  Foothills  Gateway  Rehabilitation  Center in the
    amount of $175,000 per year; funding to begin in 1992 and to continue as
    long  as  this  Board has authority and appropriates the funds to do so.
    The  Finance Department has requested that the current Board concur with
    this agreement and that this funding should continue.  The funds were to
    be  used  solely to meet the required bond reduction payments and retire
    the bonds which were issued to expand the physical plant.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board approve the continuance of
    funding  in  the  amount  of  $175,000 per year to the Foothills Gateway
    Rehabilitation  Center;  funding  to  continue as long as this Board has
    authority and appropriates the funds to do so.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    Alfalfa  Dehydrator  Committee  Chair: Commissioner Duvall has contacted
    Maggie Carter, trained by Poudre R-1 and recommended by Mac McDonald, to
    serve  as  Chairperson  on  a volunteer basis for the Alfalfa Dehydrator
    Committee.   She  would  serve  under  a partnership arrangement between
    Poudre  RI  and  Larimer  County.   Mr.  Rick  Zier, former Chair of the
    Committee,  is  willing  to  continue  to work with the Committee and do
    whatever  they  desire.   Mr. Zier will attend the next meeting to bring
    some  closure  to  his part of the task.  It was noted that the Board of
    County  Commissioners  will  not be a part of this Committee.  A meeting
    will  be  scheduled  with  Ms.  Carter  in the near future to provide an
    opportunity  for the Board to explain what they expect from her as Chair
    of this Committee.  

    --  Public  Information  Officer  Update:  Job descriptions from various
    counties  have  been  received  and  copies  made available to the Board
    members.   After  discussion,  Commissioner Disney was requested to work
    with  Mr.  Gordon  and  "cut  and  paste"  the best from each of the job
    descriptions  received  and  arrive  at a suitable job description for a
    Public Information Officer Position for Larimer County. 
    --  Community Action Board Resolution: Commissioner Duvall reported that
    the  Larimer  County  Community  Action  Board  adopted  a Resolution on
    January 21, 1993 issuing an invitation to Region VIII of NACAA (National
    Association  of  Community Action Agencies) to hold their Annual Meeting
    in  Denver  in  June  1993,  with  a  Theme of "Going Forward Together",
    focusing  on  diversity,  consensus,  and Amendment 2.  CONSENSUS OF THE
    BOARD  was  to  approve  the  CAB taking this position and adopting this
    Resolution. 

    5.  DOCUMENT REVIEW:  The following documents, of a routine nature, were
    considered by the Board:

    MINUTES/AGENDA  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week  of  January  18,  1993, as amended, and the Agenda for the week of
    February 1, 1993, as submitted. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve  the Moreng Minor
    Residential  Development  Plat;  and  a  Public  Deposit  Protection Act
    Application.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR LICENSES:  A License was issued to Hauf Brau - 6% - Fort Collins,
    CO.  County Approval was granted to Convenience Plus No. 7 - 3.2% - Fort
    Collins,  CO;  and  Total  (formerly  Vickers)  -  3.2% - Loveland, CO -
    REQUEST TO CHANGE CORPORATE OR TRADE NAME.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-15  AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 38E   
            BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BOOTS LIMITED 
            PARTNERSHIP (Horsetooth ROW - Project # 161)

    C93-01  CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WESTERN  
            MOBILE NORTHERN, INC. (Reconstruction of CR 38E from Shoreline  
            Drive to Lakeview Drive - Project # 169)

    D93-01  DEED OF DEDICATION BY SPRING CANYON WATER & SANITATION DISTRICT 
            (Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #161)  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 10:40 a.m.  

                                  LEGAL MATTERS 
                                  (#69 @ 4500)  

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners reconvened at 10:45 a.m. in regular
    session with George Hass, County Attorney.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present were: Bill
    Campton,  Engineering Consultant, and Bill Gordon, County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    Mr.  Hass  reported to the Board that the Uhland Case has been dismissed
    by Federal Court and the time for appeal has expired.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board go into Executive Session to
    discuss litigation. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 11:20 a.m.; no action taken.

                 MEETING TO DISCUSS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
                                      (#69) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular
    session   with   Representatives   from   the   Colorado  Department  of
    Transportation,  Metropolitan  Planning Organizations, North Front Range
    Transportation  and  Air  Quality  Planning  Council,  the  Fort Collins
    Transportation  Director,  and  the  Estes  Park  Public Works Director.
    Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were
    present.   Also  present were: Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; John
    Barnett,  Director  of Planning; Elaine Spencer, Manager of Operations &
    Planning  Engineering; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording
    Clerk, S.  Graves.  

    Mr.  Barnett  stated  that  the purpose for today's meeting is to decide
    whether or not Larimer County should enter into a governmental agreement
    with  Weld  and  Morgan  Counties  in  forming a Regional Transportation
    Planning  Commission.  The  State  is  suggesting  the formation of this
    Commission to meet the options contained in the state-wide comprehensive
    planning  process,  which  would  enable  the State to develop a 20-year
    transportation  plan  and include a transportation plan for this region.
    The  Chair  of  the  Regional Transportation Commission would sit on the
    State-wide  Transportation  Advisory  Committee.  The State will provide
    some  financial assistance available to this region if the commission is
    formed. 

    Subsequent  to a meeting held last week with Ms. Spencer, Mr. Smith, and
    Mr.  Barnett,  their  recommendation  is that Larimer County notify Weld
    County  that  Larimer  County intends to enter into an agreement to form
    the  Upper  Front  Range Regional Transportation Planning Commission for
    the  purpose  of  meeting the requirements of the Colorado Department of
    Transportation   for   the  Statewide  Initiatives  for  Transportation.
    Participation  would  be conditioned upon obtaining financial assistance
    from  the  State  and  being  able to secure the assistance of qualified
    assistants  to  assist  the three counties in developing the plan for an
    acceptable  cost.   To  coordinate  this effort internally, the Planning
    division will take the lead on the regional transportation plan.  County
    Staff   will   form  a  "Transportation  Planning  Team"  consisting  of
    appropriate  staff  from  Planning,  Public  Works,  Engineering, Road &
    Bridge, Parks, Human Development, and others.  To coordinate this effort
    externally, Larimer County will work closely with the other Counties and
    Municipalities  in  the Region, the North Front Range Transportation and
    Air  Quality  Planning Council, CDOT, the Airport Access Task Force, and
    the Public. 

    Discussion  followed.   Mr. Ron Seylhouwer, Coordinator for CDOT, stated
    that approximately $22,000 will be available from the State to assist in
    the  formation of the Regional Transportation Commission, and also noted
    that  projects must be included in the State plan before application can
    be made for Federal funds.  If the Regional Transportation Commission is
    formed,  a  Planning  Commission  will  be formed from each of the three
    Counties  with a lead person from each County.  A question arose whether
    or   not  Berthoud  could  be  included  in  the  Metropolitan  Planning
    Organization;  the  answer  was affirmative, noting that the lines would
    need  to  be  redrawn  and  approval must be obtained from the Governor.

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  asked each person in attendance to give reasons why
    Larimer  County  should  not  enter  into  this  Regional Transportation
    Commission.   Reasons  given  were  financial, large amounts of work and
    Staff  time required, but consensus of the group was that Larimer County
    should   proceed  with  forming  the  Regional  Transportation  Planning
    Commission. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board accept the recommendation as
    presented  and  form  the  Upper  Front  Range  Regional  Transportation
    Planning Commission.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m.  



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                                          COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN   
                                          BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 
    ( S E A L ) 

    ATTEST: 




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    Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk