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    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1993  

                                  SUBDIVISIONS  
                                  (#148 & #150) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session
    with  John  Barnett, Director of Planning.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were present.  Also present were: Al
    Kadera,  Subdivision  Administrator;  Jerry White, Zoning Administrator;
    Russ   Legg,   Development  Processing  Administrator;  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 following are consent items and will not be
    discussed  unless  requested  by  the  Commissioners  or  members of the
    audience.   

    1.   RANCH  ACRES  SUBDIVISION  AMENDED  PLAT (#92-SA0195): NE 35-06-69;
         ONE MILE NORTH OF LOVELAND ON THE WEST SIDE OF U.S. HIGHWAY 287;   
         6.63 ACRES; 2 LOTS; R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING (2-16-93) 

    This  is  a  request  for an Amended Plat of Ranch Acres Subdivision 2nd
    Addition Tracts 'L' and 'M' to adjust the boundary lines of Tracts L and
    M  to  create  one lot of .46 acres and one lot of 6.17 acres for single
    family  dwellings.   Staff  Findings  include:  1)  Ranch  Acres  Second
    Addition  was  approved  by  the County in 1962; 2) The proposed Amended
    Plat  is intended to reconfigure two existing tracts and does not create
    any  new lots; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments reviewed
    the  proposed  Amended  Plat  and stated no objections; 4) The utilities
    serving  this  area  reviewed  the  proposed  Amended Plat and stated no
    objections,  although  the  water  and  sewer  providers  indicated that
    easements  may  be  needed  to  provide water and sewer service to these
    lots.   

    Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Tracts L and
    M,  Ranch Acres Subdivision Second Addition, with the condition that the
    applicant  locate  the  water  and  sewer  lines and provide appropriate
    easements for these utilities.  

    2.    CARLISLE  SUBDIVISION  (FORMERLY  MINOR  (JOHNSON)  SUBDIVISION  -
         #92-SU0088:  NE 1/4 33-05-68; SOUTHWEST CORNER OF COUNTY ROAD 16   
         AND COUNTY ROAD 7; 39.77 ACRES; 8 LOTS; FA-FARMING ZONING (2-16-93)

    This  is  a  request for Final Plat Approval - To divide 39.7 acres into
    eight  lots  for  single-family  dwellings.   Staff Findings are: 1) The
    proposed  Final  Plat  for  Carlisle  Subdivision is consistent with the
    conditionally approved Preliminary Plat; 2) The Subdivision Improvements
    Agreement   cost   estimates  have  been  approved  by  the  Health  and
    Engineering  Departments,  and  the  applicant  has proposed a letter of
    credit  to  secure the Agreement; 3) A minor addition to the homeowner's
    documents   will   bring   them   into  conformance  with  the  County's
    requirements  for  maintenance  of  roads  and  other common facilities.
  
    Staff  Recommendation  is  for  Approval  of the Final Plat for Carlisle
    Subdivision  with the following conditions: 1) The homeowner's documents
    be  amended  to  include  Section  3.5.E.7 of the Subdivision Resolution
    concerning  maintenance  of  roads  and common facilities; 2) The County
    Engineering  Department's  approval  of  the final construction drawings
    must  be  granted  before  the  Final Plat is recorded; 3) The letter of
    credit   to   be   offered  as  collateral  to  secure  the  Subdivision
    Improvements Agreement shall be provided to the Planning Division before
    the Final Plat is recorded. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Staff  Recommendation  and  approve  the Ranch Acres Subdivision Amended
    Plat (#92-SA0195) and the Carlisle Subdivision (Formerly Minor (Johnson)
    Subdivision  (#92-SU0088);  each,  with  the  conditions  as  previously
    outlined.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   BRACKENBURY  MINOR  RESIDENTIAL  DEVELOPMENT  (#92-EX0188):  N  1/2
         12-08-69; SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 15 AND  
         COUNTY ROAD 60 ON THE EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 15; 35 ACRES;   
         2 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING (2-16-93)

    This is a request to divide a 35-acre lot with an existing single family
    home and mobile home park into two lots of 13 and 22 acres to create one
    vacant  lot  for  a single-family dwelling.  Mr. Legg reviewed the major
    concerns  and issues and, subsequent to an inspection of the site by the
    Poudre  Fire Authority, suggested an amendment be added to the condition
    regarding   the  location  of  the  fire  hydrants.   Norm  Brackenbury,
    applicant,  addressed  the  Board  with  his  concerns and requested the
    condition regarding provision of a second point of access, if additional
    lots are served by the access road, be eliminated; he also requested the
    right-of-way  dedication  be  changed to reservation in Condition No. 5.
    Staff  Findings  include:  1) The proposed Brackenbury Minor Residential
    Development  is  consistent  with  the existing development in the area,
    with  the existing zoning of the site, and with the minimum requirements
    of  the  Larimer  County  Subdivision regulations; 2) The Larimer County
    Engineering  and  Health  Departments,  the  Poudre  Fire Authority, all
    serving  utilities,  and  other  referral  agencies  have  reviewed this
    proposed  Minor Residential Development and have stated no objections to
    it as long as certain conditions are met; 3) Approval of the Brackenbury
    Minor  Residential  Development, with the following conditions, will not
    result   in   any   significant  negative  impacts  on  the  surrounding
    properties,  utility services, transportation facilities, or the natural
    environment.

    Staff   Recommendation   is   for  Approval  of  the  Brackenbury  Minor
    Residential  Development,  with  the following conditions as amended: 1)
    Two  fire  hydrants must be installed--one at the intersection of County
    Roads  60  and 15, the other at the property line with Trotwood Ranches;
    or  receipt  of a letter from the Poudre Fire Authority stating that any
    existing  hydrants  are adequate; 2) Lot 2 must have a circular driveway
    or a cul-de-sac must be provided at the end of the access road; 3) Water
    lines to serve Lot 1 must be extended to that lot prior to recording the
    Final Plat; 4) A total half right-of-way of 50 feet must be dedicated on
    the  Final  Plat for County Road 15; 5) One of the driveways serving the
    house  and  one  of  the  driveways serving the mobile home park must be
    removed.   The  ditch  must be regraded and reseeded.  This must be done
    prior  to  recording  the  Final  Plat; 6) The road must be completed in
    accordance  with  County policy.  The road must be built and approved by
    the  Engineering  Department  prior  to recording the Final Plat; 7) The
    existing Public Service easement recorded at Book 1326, Page 243 must be
    shown  on  the  Final  Plat;  8)  The  road must be labeled as a utility
    easement  on the Final Plat; 9) An agreement must be reached between the
    Brackenburys  and  North  Poudre Irrigation prior to recording the Final
    Plat.   The agreement must be recorded; 10) The WestGas pipeline must be
    identified  with  a  bearing  and  distance  description provided by the
    developer  to  WestGas.  The 50-foot easement must be shown on the Final
    Plat  and labeled as requested by WestGas; 11) School Fees of $8 for Lot
    1  must  be paid before recording the Final Plat; 12) The following plat
    notes  should  appear  on  the  Final  Plat:  A) Engineered footings and
    foundations  shall  be  required  for  all construction on this site; B)
    Radon  detection  tests  are  required  in any new residential structure
    prior  to  the  issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy; C) Uses on the
    lots  shall  be  restricted  to  single  family  dwellings and permitted
    accessory  uses;  D) Park Fees will be collected at the time of building
    permit  issuance;  E)  No  structures  of any type, including fences and
    large  trees,  shall be allowed on the Western Gas Supply Company's high
    pressure  natural  gas pipeline easement; F) Maintenance of the internal
    road  is the responsibility of the property owners.  Failure to maintain
    the road may result in a lien on the property; G) The Section 2.8 Fee of
    $313 will be collected at building permit issuance for Lot 1.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Staff Recommendation with Amended Conditions and approve the Brackenbury
    Minor Residential Development (#92-EX0188). 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    4.   US  WEST/NEW VECTOR SPECIAL REVIEW (LIEN QUARRY AREA) - #92-ZR0113:
         SW 1/4 36-10-70; TWO MILES SOUTHEAST OF LIVERMORE; 3.24 ACRES; 
         O-OPEN ZONING (2-16-93)

    This   is   a   request   for   Special   Review  to  allow  a  cellular
    telecommunication  facility.   Mr.  White  described the project and its
    history,  reviewed  the  major  concerns and issues, and indicated on an
    aerial  map  the  location of the nearest residences to the site, noting
    that  the  nearest family dwelling is 6400 feet.  Staff Findings are: 1)
    The proposed use is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Zoning
    Resolution and Comprehensive Land Use Plan; 2) The proposed use will not
    impair  the  public  health,  welfare,  prosperity or safety by creating
    undesirable   traffic   congestion,   undesirable  sanitary  conditions,
    overburdening  of  utilities, or adverse environmental influences in the
    area;  3)  The  proposed  use  will  not  have  a  significant impact on
    surrounding  land  uses  or  on  property values in the neighborhood; 4)
    Review  agencies  have  all  indicated  no  objection  to  the proposal.
    The  Planning  Commission/Staff  Recommendation  is  for Approval of the
    Special  Review  request for a cellular telephone communications station
    in  the  O-Open Zoning District, subject to the following conditions: 1)
    The  site  be developed in strict conformance with Zoning File Exhibit A
    (Application  for  Special  Review,  dated  July  21,  1992, and revised
    November   25,   1992),  unless  otherwise  modified  by  the  following
    conditions;  2) The tower shall have a non-reflective galvanized finish,
    and  shall  have  no lighting.  The microwave dish shall be an open grid
    design,  with  a non-reflective galvanized finish; 3) The building shall
    be  earth-tone color, with no reflective surfaces; 4) US West/New Vector
    (and  its  successors) shall be responsible for removal of the tower and
    building,  within  30  days,  if  those  facilities  are not utilized to
    provide  cellular phone communication services to this area for a period
    of six months.  

    Larry Storms, representing US West/New Vector Group, Inc., described the
    benefits  and  purpose  of the facility--aid to mobile society, personal
    use and security, emergency service, etc.  Steve Koeckeritz, real estate
    developer  in the Red Feather Area, spoke of the need of this service in
    the  area and asked if the scope of the service area would reach the Red
    Feather  or  Glacier  View Area; the answer was negative.  The following
    Bonner  Peak  Residents  addressed  the  Board with their opposition and
    concerns  of the electromagnetic rays being harmful to health, etc: Gene
    Eisert,  Daniel  Fumento,  Phil  Lanier,  Marsha  Henreich, Greg Keller.
    Also,  several  letters of opposition, pictures of the site, and a paper
    on  Cellular  Radio  Transmission  Health  Effects were presented to the
    Board.  Commissioner Duvall expressed concerned regarding the cumulative
    effects  of  these  proposed  structures in the future.  Much discussion
    followed.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Planning  Commission/Staff  Recommendation  and  approve the US West/New
    Vector Special Review (Lien Quarry Area) - #92-ZR0113.  

    Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Duvall opposing. 

    The meeting recessed at 10:55 a.m.  

                 WORKSESSION ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD
                                  (#150 @ 1760) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners reconvened at 11:00 a.m. in regular
    session  with  Bill  Gordon,  County  Administrator.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present
    were the following Ad-Hoc Committee Members for Forming an Environmental
    Advisory  Board:  John  Barnett, Planning; Elaine Spencer and Rex Burns,
    Engineering;  Larry  Johnston and Ed Schemm, Environmental Health; Frank
    Lancaster,  Natural  Resources;  and  John  MacFarlane,  Parks Director.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    The  Ad-Hoc  Committee  Members  for  the  formation of an Environmental
    Advisory  Board  presented  their  initial  findings  and explained that
    presently there is no existing citizen board providing the Commissioners
    feedback  on general environmental issues.  Their recommendation is that
    the  Commissioners  form  an  Environmental Advisory Board to serve as a
    sounding  board for overall environmental policy and issues.  This Board
    should have a maximum of seven members and be from diverse geographical,
    demographical,  and  technical backgrounds.  Also, the Board should form
    an Environmental Management Team to work with the Environmental Advisory
    Board,  Commissioners, and Staff on overall County environmental policy,
    and would provide administrative support.  The Management Team should be
    composed  of  representatives  from  Environmental  Health, Engineering,
    Planning, Natural Resources, Parks, and Extension.  

    Commissioner  Disney  and  Mr.  Lancaster  will  coordinate  efforts  in
    advertising  for  citizens  to serve on the Environmental Advisory Board
    and  return to the Commissioners for final selection of applicants.  The
    Board appointed Mr. Lancaster to serve as leader in coordinating efforts
    and  developing  guidelines  for  the  Environmental  Advisory Board and
    Environmental Management Team.  

    The meeting recessed at 11:30 a.m.  

              UPDATE ON LAPORTE AIR QUALITY STUDY/AIR QUALITY LAWS  
                                   (#153;154)   

    The  Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. for a meeting
    with  Dr.  Larry Johnston, Public Health Department.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present
    was Joe Palomba, Technical Secretary to the Colorado Air Quality Control
    Commission;  Steve Arnold, Acting Assistant Director of the Colorado Air
    Quality  Control  Commission;  Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director of Public
    Health;  Jerry  Blehm,  Planner,  Public Health; and Bill Gordon, County
    Administrator.  Recording Clerk, M. Bloom.  

    Dr. Johnston noted that this hearing would address two areas of concern;
    specifically,  regulations for dehydrators and the status of the LaPorte
    Air Quality Study.  

    Joe  Palomba  stated  that  Senate  Bill  105, which was passed in 1992,
    removed  authority  to  regulate  agricultural operations (Regulation 5)
    from the Air Quality Control Commission.  Mr. Palomba informed the Board
    that  a  petition has been received from Graves Ranch Company requesting
    deletion  of  Regulation 5 as a control of existing alfalfa dehydrators.
    The  Commission  has  scheduled  a  hearing  to  consider  removing this
    regulation  on March 18, 1993.  An amendment to the State Implementation
    Plan  will  have  to be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency
    upon  deletion  of Regulation 5.  Mr. Palomba stated that when standards
    within  an area are exceeded, it is incumbent upon that area to show the
    EPA  how it will attain and then maintain those standards.  In answer to
    Commissioner  Duvall,  Mr.  Palomba stated that the cumulative effect of
    particulate  matter may be one of a number of established standards that
    is  to  be  maintained.   Additionally,  Mr.  Palomba  noted that if the
    hearing scheduled for March 18, 1993, can substantiate that Regulation 5
    is  not  a  part  of  the  State  Implementation  Plan measures then the
    Environmental  Protection  Agency  will  have  to  accept  the deletion.
    Interim  Regulations  for  Alfalfa Dehydrators in Larimer County:  Steve
    Arnold stated that Colorado Revised Statutes 25-7-128 provides that . . .   
    "local  municipalities  can  enact  local  resolutions/ordinances.  . ."
    Adoption of local resolutions or ordinances would be totally independent
    and  not  subject  to  approval  by  the  State  Air  Pollution  Control
    Division/Commission.

    Kate  Curran,  resident in the LaPorte area, informed the Board that she
    would like to have the data collected during the study evaluated and the
    Advisory  Board reactivated.  Additionally Ms. Curran noted that a local
    resolution  or  ordinance  on  regulation  5  would  give  the  Advisory
    Board/Committee something to work with. 

    John  Chilson,  Attorney,  stated that the proposed resolution/ordinance
    would  be  administrative  only  and  not  a solution.  Furthermore, Mr.
    Chilson  questioned  how  Larimer County would establish a department to
    enforce  the  regulation.   Joe  Palomba stated that the State would not
    enforce  an  ordinance or resolution adopted by Larimer County - Larimer
    County would have to provide enforcement.   

    CONSENSUS  OF  THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS was to direct the Staff
    to  come back to the Board within 30 days with a proposal as to what the
    Board  could do in the way of a resolution or ordinance and to look into
    how  the  air-quality  study  could  be  completed.  Commissioner Disney
    expressed  hope  that  the Dehydrator Emissions Committee will come to a
    solution.   

    The meeting adjourned at 4:10 p.m.  

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1993

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                              (#151 & #150 @ 3000)  

    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: Laurel
    Kubin,  Director  of  Extension; Jerry White, Zoning Administrator; Rena
    Mackrill,  Human  Development  Director;  Wayne  Buhlig,  Weatherization
    Director;   Carol  Gillespie,  Community  Development  Director;  Robert
    Thompson,  Program Specialist I; Ralph Jacobs, Personnel Director; Patsi
    Maroney,  Compensation  and Benefits Specialist; and Rex Smith, Director
    of Public Works.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.   

    1.   REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL OF AN APPLICATION FOR 4-COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL
    PROTECTION  AGENCY  (EPA)  GRANT:  Ms.  Kubin provided an update for the
    Board  regarding application for a $75,000 EPA grant for an Agricultural
    Pesticide Recovery Program in Adams, Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.
    This  program  will  be  aimed  at gathering and disposing of banned and
    unusable  pesticides  stored at farms and greenhouses in the four-county
    area.   Ms.  Kubin  requested  Board  approval to use the Larimer County
    Landfill  as a set-up site for this project.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was
    to  endorse  the application of this grant and approve the useage of the
    Landfill as a set-up site.  
    2.   REQUEST FOR SIGNATURE ON QUIT CLAIM DEEDS FOR SALE OF CRYSTAL LAKES
    LOTS  107  AND  108, 15TH FILING: Mr. White requested Board approval and
    the  Chairman's signature on a Quit-Claim Deed for sale of Crystal Lakes
    Lots  107  and 108.  Mr.  White noted these are two of twenty-three lots
    the  County  holds in escrow and all proceeds go directly to the Crystal
    Lakes  Association  to be used for improvements.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD
    was  to  authorize the Chairman to sign the Quit Claim Deed for the sale
    of Crystal Lakes Lots 107 and 108, 15th Filing. 

    D93-03  QUIT CLAIM DEED TO CRYSTAL LAKES ROAD AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION
            AND CRYSTAL LAKES WATER AND SEWER ASSOCIATION OF LARIMER COUNTY 
            FOR LOTS 107 AND 108, CRYSTAL LAKES FIFTEENTH FILING, P.U.D.

    3.  WEATHERIZATION: 

    A.   Capital  Equipment  Purchase:  Subsequent  to  last  week's meeting
    regarding  a  request to use current grant funds (approximately $29,000)
    for  the  purchase  of  insulation  equipment  and  for three additional
    entry-level employees, the Board met with Larry Meeks, President Thermal
    Craft  Insulation  Company to address his concerns.  Based on assurances
    from Mr. Buhlig, Mr. Meeks informed the Board he does not wish to thwart
    the  purchase of this insulation equipment as the "in-house" services to
    be  performed  with  this  equipment  are  not  services performed by an
    insulation contractor.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved that the Board approve the capital equipment
    purchase  of  insulation  equipment and the addition of three additional
    entry-level employees for the Weatherization Department, as requested by
    Mr.   Buhlig,  and  expressed  the Board's desire that capital equipment
    purchases  for  "in-house"  services  not compete with private business.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    B.   Staff  Assignment - Temporary Detached Service: Ms. Gillespie noted
    that in response to a request from the National Association of Community
    Action  Agencies  attempting  to  assist  the Community Action Agency of
    south  Florida  in rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Andrew,
    approval  from  the  Board  is  requested  to loan Robert Thompson for a
    period  of  4  weeks  to  assist  in  this  effort  a  nd to relieve the
    overburdened  staff in this area.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve
    the  temporary  detached  service  staff assignment, as requested by Ms.
    Gillespie.  

    4.   DISCUSSION  REGARDING CULTURAL CENTER/MUSEUM, WELLINGTON, COLORADO:
    Following  a  meeting  last  week  relative  to  this subject, the Board
    requested  documentation  from  Wellington Town Officials supporting the
    concept  for the Cultural Conservancy and the proposed two-day workshop.
    Gary  West,  Wellington  Town  Manager,  and  John  Schafer,  interested
    citizen,  addressed  the  Board  and  expressed their enthusiasm for the
    project and a letter of support from Mayor Walt Kuemmerlin was presented
    to  the  Commissioners.   Commissioner Duvall expressed her concern that
    the  estimated  seed capital needed for Phase One is $36,530 and that is
    only  for the design phase.  Much discussion followed; it was noted that
    this  Center will be of financial benefit for all of Larimer County, not
    just Wellington.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  request for
    $1,917.50  for  the  two-day  worksession on February 25 and 26, 1993 to
    produce a preliminary design for the Cultural Conservancy.  

    Commissioner Duvall asked if the Town of Wellington could participate in
    the  partial  funding of the workshop.  Mr. West indicated that the Town
    of Wellington has no funds.  Mike Palmer, Cultural Conservancy Advocate,
    suggested  that solicitation of funds from town residents and businesses
    will  be  undertaken  to  raise  the  $600 needed for the plane fare for
    Dennis Holloway, Architect for the Center.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  amended  his  motion  that  the  Board approve the
    appropriation of $1,317.50 from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund
    for  the  two-day  workshop to be held on February 25 & 26, 1993 for the
    preliminary design for the Cultural Conservancy Center/Museum.  

    Motion carried 2 - 1; Chairman Hotchkiss dissenting.

    5.    REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL  AND  SIGNATURE  OF  THE  ADDENDUM  TO  THE
    ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY DENTAL PLAN:  Mr. Jacobs
    and Ms. Maroney requested Board approval and the Chairman's signature on
    the  Addendum  to  the  Administrative  Agreement for the Larimer County
    Dental  Plan.   Mr.  Jacobs  stated  that  C.W.  Sweeney  &  Co.  is the
    third-party  administrator  for the County's self-funded dental plan and
    this  addendum provides for an 8% increase in the "per-participant" fee.
    The  addendum  has  been  approved  as  to form by Marla Hehn, Assistant
    County Attorney.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  Addendum to
    Administrative  Agreement  for  the  Larimer  County  Dental  Plan for a
    one-year  period  commencing  January  1,  1993,  as  recommended by the
    Personnel Director. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    A93-17  ADDENDUM TO ADMINISTRATIVE AGREEMENT FOR LARIMER COUNTY 
            DENTAL PLAN BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND   
            C. W . SWEENEY AND COMPANY  

    6.   APPOINTMENT  TO  AN  UNEXPIRED TERM ON THE LARIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY
    CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD: 
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board appoint Donn Hopkins to fill an
    unexpired  two-year  term  on  the  Larimer County Community Corrections
    Advisory Board. term ending December 31, 1993.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    7.   REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL  OF  ACCESS  PERMIT FEE INCREASE:  Mr. Smith
    reminded  the Board that on November 17, 1992 the Board was requested to
    authorize  a  fee  increase  from  $15 to $30 for access permits for new
    construction  projects.  At that time, Mr. Smith was instructed to draft
    a  resolution  authorizing this fee increase and return to the Board for
    approval.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved that the Board adopt a Resolution Concerning
    Access  Permit  Fees  and authorized the Chairman to sign same; this fee
    increase to commence March 1, 1993. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-25g  RESOLUTION CONCERNING ACCESS PERMIT FEES   

    Mr.  Smith  also  presented a Notice to Proceed with Terracon to proceed
    with  the  next  phase  of  the groundwater remediation work at the Vine
    Drive  Shop  and  requested Board approval and the Chairman's signature.
    Commissioner  Duvall  requested Mr. Smith to consider other firms in the
    future  for  this work.  Mr. Smith stated it is so complex that Terracon
    would  need  to  write  the proposal.  Commissioner Duvall indicated her
    desire  to  proceed as quickly as possible with the groundwater cleanup.
    Chairman  Hotchkiss  recommended  we  discuss this matter further at the
    next Public Works Meeting.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved that the Board approve the Notice to Proceed
    with Terracon, as requested by Mr. Smith.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    8.  WORKSESSION:

    -- Elitch's Day:  Mr. Gordon presented a form for Board approval and the
    Chairman's  signature  reserving  June  26,  1993  for  Elitch's Day for
    Larimer  County  Employees,  and requesting a downpayment.  CONSENSUS OF
    THE  BOARD  was to approve and sign the form and authorize Mr. Gordon to
    send  a  downpayment  of $200 reserving June 26, 1993 for Larimer County
    Employees.  

    --  Letter  to  Ed Secor:  A letter supporting the efforts for alternate
    transportation  means  of access to the new Denver International Airport
    from  downtown Denver and from Northern Colorado was submitted for Board
    approval  and the Commissioner's signatures.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was
    to   approve  sending  the  letter  to  Mr.  Secor  and  for  the  three
    Commissioners to sign.  

    --  Retreat  Schedule:  Discussion ensued regarding the expanded Retreat
    Schedule  for the Larimer County Retreat to be held March 4 & 5, 1993 in
    Estes  Park.   The  three  groups  will discuss these three subjects: 1)
    Re-organization   regarding   Teamwork;   2)  Customer  Service,  Public
    Relations and Communication; and 3) Stretching the Dollar, Saving Money,
    and discussing a new Budget Process.

    --  Complaints  about  Humane  Society:   Following  citizen  complaints
    against  the  Humane Society regarding vicious dogs, Commissioner Disney
    suggested a meeting be scheduled with the Humane Society to discuss this
    matter.   Chairman Hotchkiss indicated the Commissioners have a contract
    with the Humane Society Board and complaints should be directed to them.
    The  Board  directed  Mr.  Gordon  to schedule a meeting with the Humane
    Society  Board, the Humane Society, and the Board to discuss contractual
    fulfillment.

    --  Letter  to Interior and Related Agencies Subcommittee Chairman:  Mr.
    Gordon  presented  a  letter  addressed  to  The Honorable Sidney Yates,
    Chairman  Interior  and Related Agencies Subcommittee requesting support
    for  the  purchase of 19,000 acres of Union Pacific Land in the Cherokee
    Park  Area  of  Larimer  County  for  addition to the Roosevelt National
    Forest.   CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD was to approve the submittal of this
    letter and for all three Commissioners to sign the letter.  

    --  CDOT  District  Reapportionment:   A  FAX  from  the  Boulder County
    Commissioners proposing a new transportation region arrangement based on
    population was discussed.   

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

    MINUTES/AGENDA  

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week  of  February  8,  1993, as amended, and the Agenda for the week of
    February 22, 1993, as submitted.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement
    for  Henry  Lavigne; James Sloan; and Cathleen Solsky, as recommended by
    the County Assessor, Stephen Miller.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    miscellaneous  documents: Application Before Public Utilities Commission
    (PUC)  of  the  State  of  Colorado Regarding Funding for Grade Crossing
    Warning  System  -  County Road 11 - Project #180; Certification of Road
    Mileage;   Road  Supervisor  Form;  Amended  Yelek  Exemption;  Carlisle
    Subdivision  Plat;  McDonough  Minor Residential Development Plat; Ranch
    Acres  Amended  Plat;  and  Fleming  Minor Residential Development Plat.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Best Western Coach House Motor
    Inn of Loveland 6 % - WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Loveland, CO; Aspen Lodge of
    Estes  - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Estes Park, CO; Drink N Dawg - 6% WITH
    EXTENDED HOURS _ LaPorte, CO; and Glen Haven General Store - 3.2% - Glen
    Haven, CO.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-18  ELEVATOR SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY  
            COMMISSIONERS AND MONTGOMERY ELEVATOR COMPANY   

    A93-19  SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY   
            COMMISSIONERS AND A. LEE AND MARILYN MINOR JOHNSON REGARDING
            THE CARLISLE SUBDIVISION

    C93-02  CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE  
            STATE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF HOUSING  
            (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) Funds  

    C93-03  CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE  
            STATE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, DIVISION OF HOUSING  
            (Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance   
            Program Funds)  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 12:00 noon. 

                              WORKSESSION ON BUDGET 
                                     (#156) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular
    session  with Bob Keister, Budget Manager.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were present.  Also present was Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    The  purpose  of  today's  worksession  is  to review the current budget
    process and discuss possible ways of changing this process.  Mr. Keister
    stated  that  the budget is a "Plan" which represents current management
    decisions.   Mr.  Keister  reviewed  the strengths and weaknesses of the

    current  method of budgeting and indicated his willingness to change the
    budget  process  if  the  Board  decides that their expectations are not
    being met with the current method.  

    Commissioner Duvall indicated her desire to develop a strategic plan and
    set  goals so that the County has an outcome-based budget, and have each
    department work towards achieving those common goals.  Mr. Keister noted
    that  developing  this  goal-based budget would be a monumental task and
    will take two to three years to develop.  Chairman Hotchkiss stated that
    the  budget  is  a reflection of decisions the Board makes every day and
    that  in his opinion the current system works well and noted that 90% of
    the  budget  is  set  by  others.   Mr. Gordon cautioned that within the
    limitations   of   Amendment   #1,   the  County  has  a  limitation  on
    funding--revenue  cannot  be  raised.  Commissioner Disney suggested the
    Board  continue  with the current budgeting method for one year in order
    to  acquire  a better understanding of the budget process and maybe next
    year consider making some changes.  

    Commissioner Duvall suggested that instead of department heads coming to
    the  Board  individually  with  requests,  the Board meet with them as a
    group to involve them and develop a team approach. The elected officials
    and  department  heads  will  discuss  possible  revisions to the budget
    process  at  the  County  Retreat  in  March and another meeting will be
    scheduled  with  the  Board  in early April to review their suggestions.
    Also,  Commissioner  Duvall  wishes to involve the public earlier in the
    budget-making process.  

    Discussion  was  held  regarding the reinstitution of "County Seat for a
    Day" in April or May.   

    The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.  



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


    ATTEST: 




    _____________________________________   
    Mary R. Bloom, Deputy County Clerk  




    _____________________________________   
    Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk   

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