PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, MARCH 1, 1993   

                                  SUBDIVISIONS  
                                  (#121 & #122) 

    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; Elaine Spencer, Director of General
    Engineering   Services;   Rex   Burns,   Special   Improvement  District
    Administrator;  Jeannine  Haag,  Assistant  County  Attorney;  and  Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    Mr.  Barnett stated that the following is a consent item and will not be
    discussed  unless  requested  by  the  Commissioners  or  members of the
    audience.   

    1.   STAGECOACH  SUBDIVISION  AMENDED PLAT (#93-SA0222):NW 1/4 04-07-69;
         SOUTHEAST OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 21 AND COUNTY ROAD 50 
         ON THE EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 21 (OVERLAND TRAIL); .37 ACRES;
         2 LOTS; FA-FARMING ZONING (3-1-93) 

    This  is  a  request  for  an  Amended  Plat  of  Lots 4 and 7, Block 2,
    Stagecoach Subdivision, First Filing to adjust property line between two
    lots  with  existing  dwellings, resulting in lots of .17 and .20 acres.
    Staff  Findings include: 1) Stagecoach Subdivision was approved in 1972;
    2) The proposed Amended Plat is intended to adjust the line between Lots
    4  and  7.   No new lots are created by this Amended Plat; 3) The County
    Health  and  Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area
    reviewed the Amended Plat and stated no objections. 

    Staff  Recommendation  is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 4 and
    7, Block 2, Stagecoach Subdivision. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and
    Staff Recommendation and approve the Stagecoach Subdivision Amended Plat
    (#93-SA0222).   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    2.  ADRIEL HILLS SITE PLAN FOR THE 16TH SUPPLEMENT TO THE OVERALL FILING
        (#93-SU0218): NE 1/4 06-07-68; SOUTHWEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF 
        COUNTY ROAD 11 AND COUNTY ROAD 50; 1/4 MILE EAST OF LINDENMEIER LAKE;   
        12.9 ACRES; 1 LOT; M-MULTIPLE FAMILY ZONING (3-1-93)

    This  is  a request for Final Plat approval of 43 detached single family
    condominium  units  on  12.9 acres (Original File #14.1-75).  Mr. Kadera
    reviewed  the  major  concerns  and  issues  and  noted  that  Staff has
    attempted  to  resolve  these issues by obtaining approvals and signoffs
    from  the water and sewer districts, County Engineering for construction
    of  streets  and  drainage, and has requested the applicant to provide a
  
    Subdivision  Improvement Agreement for all the improvements, and provide
    collateral  in  the  amount  of  115% of the estimated cost.  Mr. Kadera
    stated  that both of these requests have been accomplished, and the only
    improvement  not  included in the SIA, is landscaping.  Mr. Kadera noted
    that  these 43 units will be the culmination of this project, and are to
    be  completed  by  January 1, 1995.  Staff Findings are: 1) Adriel Hills
    began  as a condominium project in 1971, before Larimer County adopted a
    Planned  Unit  Development  regulation;  2)  The  project  has proceeded
    according  to the requirements of condominium law contained in the State
    statutes;  3)  The  consolidation  of  previous filings and a settlement
    between the developer and the existing condominium owners resulted in an
    Overall  Filing  in  1975,  which  provided  for  the  completion of the
    project;  4)  The Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution in
    May  27,  1975,  to  recognize  the  Overall  Filing and provide for the
    completion  of  the  project  pursuant  to  County  regulations;  5) The
    proposed  site  plan for the 16th Supplement to the Adriel Hills Overall
    Filing  is  consistent  with  the  previously  approved  Master Plan; 6)
    Pursuant  to  the  provisions of the Planned Unit Development Resolution
    for  Final  Phase  Plan review, the site plan for the 16th supplement to
    the  Overall  Filing for Adriel Hills can be approved with the following
    conditions  relating  to  the health, safety, and welfare of the present
    and future inhabitants of this area.

    Staff  Recommendation  is  for  conditional approval of the Adriel Hills
    Site Plan for the 16th Supplement to the Overall Filing.

    Dick  Gould,  developer, addressed the Board and stated that each of the
    proposed  units  will  be  $140,000  or  above  in  value  and requested
    expediency in the granting of approval of this Site Plan.   

    Dan  Dean,  representing  the  fifty-plus  Adriel  Hills'  residents  in
    attendance  at  today's  meeting,  stated  the residents are not against
    approval  of  this  Site  Plan  but  wish  to address concerns of visual
    impact,  drainage,  adequate landscaping, damage to roads resulting from
    construction  vehicles,  assurance  that  construction will be done in a
    sequence,  non-conforming  proposed  architectural  design,  etc.  Peter
    Dietze,  attorney  for  Mr.  Gould,  informed  the Board that the 43 new
    property  owners  will  automatically become members of the Adriel Hills
    Association  and  share in the benefits and expenses of the Association.
    Mr.  Kadera  stated  that  Staff  has requested the applicant to do many
    things which legally they do not have the right to do, but the applicant
    has  agreed  and  has  met  everything  required  by  the  Master  Plan.

    Commissioner  Duvall suggested another neighborhood meeting be scheduled
    to  try  and  resolve many of the Adriel Hills' residents concerns.  Mr.
    Barnett  stated  that  Staff  could  meet  with  the  residents  and the
    applicant on March 10, 1993.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board table the Adriel Hills Site
    Plan  for  the  16th Supplement to the Overall Filing until 9:00 a.m. on
    March 15, 1993. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
    The meeting recessed at 10:50 a.m.  

                   DISCUSSION OF BOARD PRESENTATION AT RETREAT  
                                     (#123) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular
    session.   Chairman  Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall
    were  present.   Also  present  was  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    Discussion  ensued  regarding goals, visions, and outcomes to be derived
    from  the Larimer County Retreat to be held March 4 and 5, 1993 in Estes
    Park,  Colorado.   The Retreat will start with the Mission Statement and
    then  group  participation  will  be  solicited  in  an attempt to build
    teamwork,  enhance  communication,  and  develop  procedures  to address
    issues,  goals,  and  outcomes.   Commissioner Duvall would like to also
    focus on community concerns; i.e., affordable housing, affordable health
    care,  environmental issues, juvenile crime, etc.  Chairman Hotchkiss is
    hopeful  the  Retreat  will  create  goodwill  and  comradery  among the
    participants.   

    The meeting recessed at 9:55 a.m.   

             MEETING WITH REX BURNS REGARDING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS 
                              (#123 @ 3600 & #124)  

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 3:00 p.m. in regular
    session  with  Rex  Burns,  Special  Improvement District Administrator.
    Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were
    present.   Also  present  were:  Diane  Martell, Staff Services Manager;
    Elaine  Spencer,  Director of General Engineering Services; Bob Grewell,
    Director  of  Finance; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording
    Clerk, S. Graves.   

    Mr.  Burns described the different types of improvement districts--Local
    Improvement  Districts,  financed  by  bonds  issued  by Larimer County,
    repaid  by  assessment  of property owner; Public Improvement Districts,
    financed  by  bonds  or  a loan, repaid by property tax (mill levy); and
    Public  Utility  Districts,  financed  by  bond  issue, repaid through a
    service  charge.   Discussion  ensued  concerning  how these improvement
    districts will be affected by Amendment #1.  Mr. Burns presented a slide
    show  on  the  three  projects proposed in the industrial and commercial
    areas east of Fort Collins at the time Amendment #1 passed and requested
    direction  from  the  Board  regarding  proceeding  with these projects.
    CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD  was  to  direct Mr. Burns to proceed with the
    proposed  projects  in the industrial and commercial areas and suggested
    an  attempt  be  made to combine them into one district.  The Board also
    suggested  that  Mr.  Burns  seek  other  contiguous  subdivisions to be
    included  in  the  project, provided that 60% of the residents approved.

    The meeting adjourned at 4:30 p.m.  
    TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1993  

                          PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING 
                                  (#125 & #164) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session
    with  Rex Smith, Director of Public Works.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall were present.  Also present were: Bill
    Heiden,  Director  Road and Bridge Department; Frank Lancaster, Director
    of  Natural  Resources; Janelle Henderson, Hazardous Waste Manager; John
    Barnett,  Planning  Director; Bob Grewell, Director of Finance; and Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    1.   ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:  Mr. Heiden provided the Board
    with  an overview of the Road and Bridge Department and reviewed many of
    the  changes  which  have  occurred  over  the  past  four  years in the
    operation,  organization,  and  the overall direction of the Department.
    Mr.  Heiden  noted that the Department was divided into teams to perform
    certain  special  activities  instead of performing these functions in a
    less  efficient  geographical  orientation.   Mr. Heiden noted that this
    reorganization  has  resulted  in  a  dramatic  reduction  (81 to 61) in
    regular  employees,  and reviewed the change in working hours for summer
    and winter.  With regard to performance, Mr. Heiden stated that they are
    performing  an  additional $1.8 million of work now over the 1989 period
    for  approximately the same total expenditure.  Mr. Heiden reported that
    Larimer  County  Road  and  Bridge is a national and state leader in all
    phases  of  Road and Bridge maintenance and construction; they have well
    trained employees, with high technical standards and abilities. 

    2.  COUNTY ROAD 32 DISCUSSION:  Mr. Smith provided a brief background on
    the  road  improvements  currently  underway on County Road 32.  For the
    past  several  years,  this  road  has been on the annual request to the
    Department  of Transportation to take this road over as a State Highway.
    Mr.  Smith  noted  that  the  traffic  is so great on CR 32, it can't be
    maintained  satisfactorily  as  a gravel road and the State Highway will
    not  take  over  a  road unless it is paved; therefore, the decision was
    made  to  pave this road.  Commissioner Duvall asked about the status of
    CR  32  and  how  much has been spent so far.  Mr. Heiden noted they are
    nineteen  days  from  completion  and  have  spent between $300 and $400
    thousand.   Commissioner  Duvall requested an opportunity to take a look
    at  this road, review the options and costs involved, and have a meeting
    with  the City of Fort Collins regarding their intentions regarding this
    road.   Mr.  Smith  noted that contracts have been signed, right-of-ways
    obtained,  utilities  moved,  and  construction  is underway.  Mr. Smith
    stated that the opportunity to not provide this road is long gone--there
    are  20  years  of  water  under  the  bridge  to stop this project now.
    Chairman Hotchkiss stated if this road is to be closed, a public hearing
    should be held and the matter brought to a vote.  After much discussion,
    CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was that construction should continue on CR 32 as
    scheduled  for  paving  a  two-lane  road.  However, Commissioner Duvall
    requested Mr. Heiden to still provide the costs and figures for what has
    been  done  to  date on CR 32, and would like to schedule a meeting with
    the  City  of Fort Collins to discuss future plans for this area and the
    current  plan  to  expand  CR  32  to  six  lanes.   Commissioner Duvall
    expressed  a desire to be in agreement with what the citizens of Larimer
    County  want  and  wants  to work together with the City of Fort Collins
    toward  the  same  objectives  and  be  in alignment in future projects.
    Commissioner  Duvall  is  desirous  of  taking  the  lead  in long-range
    planning, and not in being led. 

    3.  UPDATE  ON OLD FLOWERS ROAD: Mr. Smith informed the Board of a claim
    received for fence damage on the Old Flowers Road caused by snow removal
    equipment.   Mr.  Smith  noted  that the property owners along this road
    were  notified  previously  that Larimer County would not be responsible
    for  damage if a fence was constructed, and damage is inevitable because
    the fence is so close to the road.  Mr. George Hass, County Attorney, is
    handling the claim. 

    4.   CORRECTIVE  ACTION PLAN FOR SHIELDS STREET: Mr. Smith reported that
    the State have given approval for the Corrective Action Plan for Shields
    Street.   Mr. Smith stated that excavation of the contaminated soil will
    begin  immediately,  followed by groundwater treatment, and installation
    of  a  recovery  treatment  system.   After  a contract for this work is
    prepared,  Mr.  Smith  will return for Board approval and the Chairman's
    signature.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board go into Executive Session to
    discuss a personnel matter. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 12:15 p.m; no action taken. 

            MEETING WITH DIVISION OF WILDLIFE REGARDING DOUGLAS LAKE
                                     (#165) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 3:00 p.m. in regular
    session with Division of Wildlife Representatives and Katie Kinney, Area
    Wildlife Manager.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and
    Duvall  were  present.   Also present were: John MacFarlane, Director of
    Parks;  K-Lynn  Cameron,  Parks  Planner;  Rex Smith, Director of Public
    Works;  John  Barnett,  Director  of  Planning;  and Bill Gordon, County
    Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    Ms.  Kinney  requested  Board  approval  and a letter of support for the
    Division  of  Wildlife  to  negotiate  a  long-term  lease  with Windsor
    Reservoir  and  Canal  Company  for the public use of Douglas Reservoir,
    located  one-half  mile  north of the intersection of County Road 60 and
    15A.   Ms.  Kinney  stated that the Capital Development Committee of the
    Colorado  Legislature  requires  community  support  for  this  size  of
    project,  due  to the cost of the twenty (20) year lease and the capital
    improvements  anticipated.   Ms.  Kinney  noted  that  $85,000  has been
    allocated  for road upgrades, and $51,000 for sanitary facilities, fence
    repairs,  parking, signing, and a boat ramp.  Ms. Kinney stated that the
    road   repairs  will  be  done  by  private  contractors  but  requested
    assistance  from  County Engineers in designing, etc.; construction will
    not  start  until  1994.   Mr. Smith indicated that the County Engineers
    will be able to help with the design of these road upgrades.
    Ms.  Kinney  noted  that  any  increase in law enforcement should not be
    required  as  there will be no overnight camping at Douglas Reservoir or
    at  any  other reservoir the DOW acquires in the future.  Mr. MacFarlane
    noted  his  support  for  this  request.   CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to
    direct  Mr.  Gordon to prepare a letter of support for the Board to sign
    indicating  their  approval  of  the  Division of Wildlife negotiating a
    long-term lease for Douglas Reservoir.  

    The meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.  

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1993

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                     (#166) 

    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: Rena
    Mackrill,  Director  of  Human Development; Wayne Buhlig, Weatherization
    Director;  Lana  Toenjes,  Redemption  &  Tax  Sale  Technician; and Bob
    Keister, Budget Manager.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.   

    1. APPOINTMENT TO THE LARIMER COUNTY PARKS BOARD:   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that the Board appoint Jeanne Bolton to the
    Parks Board for a 3-year term ending December 31, 1995. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    2.   REQUEST  FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON: A) COVER LETTER TO COLORADO
    DIVISION  OF  HOUSING;  AND B) PROGRAM PROPOSAL, PRODUCTION SCHEDULE AND
    BUDGET REGARDING WEATHERIZATION PROPOSAL FOR THE 1993-1994 PROGRAM YEAR:
    Ms.  Mackrill and Mr. Buhlig requested Board approval and the Chairman's
    signature  on  a Cover Letter to accompany the Larimer County Department
    of  Human  Development RECAP weatherization proposal for 1993-94 program
    year.   Mr.  Buhlig  noted  that  the  RECAP  funds and an allocation of
    approximately   $200,000   from   Public   Service  Company  will  allow
    weatherization  and  complete  furnace  work on 491 homes in Larimer and
    Weld Counties.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve and the Chairman sign a
    Cover Letter to the Colorado Division of Housing and approve the Program
    Proposal,   Production  Schedule  and  Budget  Regarding  Weatherization
    Proposal for the 1993-1994 Program Year.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   DISCUSSION  REGARDING  LEGISLATIVE  NETWORKS:   As requested by the
    Board  previously,  Mr. Keister has made a comparison of two legislative
    information  services  for  the  purpose  of recommending one for use by
    County  departments  and  officials.   The  two  services  compared were
    Capital  Connections  (a private information service) and County Link (a
    service  offered  by  Colorado Counties, Inc.)  Mr. Keister reviewed the
    pros  and  cons  of each service and cost comparison.  After discussion,
    CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to remain a subscriber to Capital Connections
    which meets the needs of the County at the present time.

    4.  WORKSESSION:

    --  Namaqua  Hills  Property Lien:  Ms. Toenjes requested direction from
    the  Board  regarding  payment  of 1989 delinquent taxes for property in
    Namaqua   Hills.   The  County  received  this  property  in  1989  thru
    Treasurer's  Deeds.   Ms.  Toenjes asked if the County would like to pay
    the  $704.70  owed for 1989 taxes, thus keeping the property from coming
    back  to  us, or let the property default back to Larimer County and pay
    the lien.  Discussion followed. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve payment of the 1989
    delinquent  taxes  for  Lot  83,  Amended  Plat of Namaqua Hills, in the
    amount  of $704.70; monies to be derived from the Commissioner's Special
    Projects Fund.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    -- RESOLUTION CONCERNING SMOKING IN COUNTY FACILITIES:  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved that the Board adopt a Resolution Concerning
    Smoking  in  County  Facilities, thereby rescinding Resolution R84-189g.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-31g  RESOLUTION CONCERNING SMOKING IN COUNTY FACILITIES 

    --  Request  to  Contact Legislature Regarding Proposed Legislation: Mr.
    Gordon  requested  guidance  from the Board concerning requests received
    from   different   departments   (Social  Services,  Natural  Resources,
    Extension,  and  others)  regarding  Board  support  or  non-support  of
    different bills coming before Legislature.  Chairman Hotchkiss suggested
    that  if  the  Board agrees with the request, the Board will unanimously
    support  the  request.   If  one Board member supports the request, they
    will  individually  support  the request.  With regard to a request from
    the  Director of Natural Resources, CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to direct
    Mr.  Lancaster  to  prepare  a  Resolution  for  the  Board  to  sign in
    opposition to HB 1290.  

    With  regard to a request from Ms. Kubin, Extension Director, concerning
    proposed  cuts  for  Cooperative  Extension  Programs in urban counties,
    CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to direct Mr. Gordon and Ms. Kubin to draft a
    Resolution  indicating  support  for  continued present level of funding
    that Larimer County receives for Cooperative Extension Programs.
    --  Request  from Community Action Board:  In response to the concern of
    taking  "government  to the people" and holding evening meetings to make
    meetings  more  accessible  to the taxpayer, the CAB has scheduled three
    such  meetings and have invited the Board to attend.  The CAB would like
    the  Board  Member to participate and lead the meetings with opening and
    closing  remarks.   It  was decided that Commissioner Disney will attend
    the  April 12 meeting in Estes Park; Commissioner Duvall will attend the
    June  14  meeting  in  Loveland;  and Chairman Hotchkiss will attend the
    September 13 meeting in Wellington. 

    --  Retreat  Costs: Mr. Gordon noted that even though each Department is
    paying  their  own  costs  for  the Retreat, additional expenses for the
    Board;  such  as,  speaker,  breaks,  reception,  travel,  etc., will be
    approximately  $2,600.   This  expenditure  will  be  derived  from  the
    Commissioner's Special Projects Fund.   

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

    M O T I O N 

    MINUTES/AGENDA  

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

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement
    for First Interstate Bank; FIMSA, Inc.; and Spiro Palmer, 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 Miles Exemption
    Amended Exemption.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR LICENSES: County Approval was granted to Fox Acres Country Club -
    6%  -  Red  Feather  Lakes,  CO; and The Loyal Order of Moose - Loveland
    Lodge  484 - 6% - Loveland, CO.  A License was issued to Mulberry Inn of
    Fort Collins - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.   
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following document:

    A93-21  LIBRARY SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY  
            COMMISSIONERS AND THE ESTES VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 10:45 a.m.  

                         INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MEETING 
                                  (#164 @ 3000) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. in regular
    session  with  Jim Stokes, Director of Information Management, and Staff
    Members  Sue  Cottingham,  George Jones, Dave Mosher, and Cynthia Young.
    Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;  Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were
    present.  Also present was Bill Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording
    Clerk, S. Graves.   

    Mr.   Stokes   provided   an  overview  of  the  Information  Management
    Department.  Mr. Mosher described the Support Services Department, which
    includes  records management, micro graphics, mail and courier services,
    and  the  print  shop.   Mr.   Jones  reviewed  the Computer Operations,
    Telecom  and  Microwave Department and stated their top priority at this
    time  is  preparing  for  E911 which will start July 1, 1993.  Ms. Young
    noted   that,  in  addition  to  the  regular  Telecom  operations,  her
    Department  prepares  the  In-House  Directory,  does  the  billing, and
    provides telephone training for the over 900 employees.  Ms.  Cottingham
    reviewed the Systems and Programming Department and noted the ten people
    in  her  Department  help  the  Departments  in  the  County  with their
    individual  programming  and  software which run on the main frame.  She
    noted there are over 300 P.C.'s in the County.  

    Mr. Stokes invited the Board members to come down individually and spend
    two  or  three  hours  in  Information Management to gain an even better
    understanding of the functions of the Department.   

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  complimented  Mr. Stokes and his Staff, noting that
    their   Ddepartment   is   a   service   agency  and  as  there  are  no
    inter-departmental  complaints,  this  is the indicator that all is well
    within the Department.  

    The meeting recessed at 2:25 p.m.   

                              PERSONNEL WORKSESSION 
                                     (#167) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. in regular
    session  with Bob Keister, Budget Manager, and Ralph Jacobs, Director of
    Personnel.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall
    were  present.   Also  present  were:  Patsi  Maroney,  Compensation and
    Benefits  Specialist;  and Bill Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording
    Clerk, S. Graves.   

    Discussion  ensued  regarding  the  possibility  of enhancing the salary
    structure for Larimer County Employees for 1993, effective July 1, 1993.
    A  1% cost-of-living allowance has been considered, which will amount to
    $150,000  for  the  last half of 1993.  Questions discussed were: should
    the raise be considered a bonus for 1993 and not be continued into 1994?
    Should the raise be across-the-board or as a market adjustment?  Will it
    be  necessary  to  cut  positions if this COLA increase is granted?  Can
    this  raise  be  absorbed in this year's budget?  It was emphasized that
    monies  for  this  salary  increase will be derived from within the 1993
    budget. 

    After  much deliberation, the Board decided this question will be raised
    and  discussed  with  the  Department Heads and Elected Officials at the
    County Retreat on Thursday and Friday of this week. 

    CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD was that a decision regarding salaries will be
    made by May 1, 1993.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:40 p.m.  

    FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1993   

                             LARIMER COUNTY RETREAT 

    The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners, Elected Officials, and
    Department  Heads  met  in  Estes  Park, March 4 and 5, 1993 for a 2-Day
    Retreat  in  an  effort  to  come  together  and build teamwork, enhance
    communication,  and develop procedures thru which the County can address
    issues and challenges.  

    After much discussion on the results and uses of the Myers-Briggs Tests,
    the  assemblage  broke  into  three  groups  and  each given an issue or
    challenge   to  address.   After  the  groups  deliberated  individually
    Thursday  and Friday, presentations were given on the following subjects
    by  the  following  spokemen for each group: Mr. Bill Gordon presented a
    13-step plan for allocation of resources and the budget process; Sheriff
    Shockley presented 2 philosophical issues for the internal structure and
    re-organization of County Government; Mr. Len Bammer made a presentation
    on  customer  service  (internal  and  external),  public relations, and
    communications.   After  each  presentation,  further comments and ideas
    from the assemblage were offered and discussed. 

    Mr.  Bob  Grewell  suggested that this retreat be followed by additional
    retreats  in  order  to  build  on what has been presented today.  Irene
    Josey, Rena Mackrill, and Richard Shockley volunteered to put in writing

    a  summary  of  what  was  presented  by  their  respective  groups  and
    distribute  this  information to those present at the retreat to provide
    an  opportunity  for  review.  The Commissioner's Office will refine all
    the  information  which  was  discussed  on  Thursday  and prepare a new
    Mission Statement and Action Plan for the County.   

    Much  discussion  ensued regarding the possibility of a salary increase.
    Options  reviewed  at  length  were: 1% salary increase for the last six
    months  of  1993;  whether or not to continue this increase into 1994; a
    one-time  same  amount  bonus  for  everyone; using the money for needed
    equipment  in each department; improving facilities, such as lighting on
    Block  31;  using  the money to help defray health insurance costs; etc.
    It  was  decided  that  the  Department Heads and Elected Officials will
    survey  their employees to ascertain their preferences by April 1, 1993.
    Mr. Jacobs will compile a list of questions so the survey will have some
    consistency.

    Commissioners  Disney  and Duvall expressed their appreciation and pride
    in  the  groups' participation at the Retreat and acknowledged that with
    the  talent,  knowledge  and  enthusiasm  shown  by  the group, they are
    confident  the  goals, issues, and challenges reviewed and discussed the
    past two days can be accomplished.  

    The Retreat adjourned at 12:15 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