PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, MAY 10, 1993
                                  SUBDIVISIONS  
                                  (#221 & 222)  

    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  Manager;  Carol  Evans, Associate Planner; Richael
    Michels,  Planner;  Elaine  Spencer,  Manager  Engineering  Operations &
    Planning;   Jerry  Blehm,  Environmental  Health;  and,  Jeannine  Haag,
    Assistant County Attorney.  Recording Clerk, D.  Lord.  

    Mr.  Barnett  advised  the Board that the applicants for Item 5, Sunship
    Planned  Unit  Development,  had  requested that their hearing be tabled
    until  May  24,  1993,  and  the  applicants  for  Item  6,  Jenks Minor
    Residential  Development,  had  requested  that  their hearing be tabled
    until  June  7,  1993.   Chairman  Hotchkiss asked if anyone had come to
    testify  on  either of these items.  Lowell Keup stated that he had come
    to  protest  the continual break-up of county land, as he felt was being
    requested in the Jenks proposal.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Sunship Planned Unit Development
    hearing  be  tabled  until  May  24,  1993,  and  that  the  Jenks Minor
    Residential Development be tabled until June 7, 1993.   

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    Mr.  Barnett  also  advised the Board that Agenda Items 1 through 4 were
    consent  items that would not be discussed in detail unless specifically
    requested  by  the  Commissioners  or members of the audience.  Chairman
    Hotchkiss said the Board would review each item separately to ensure all
    concerns were addressed.

    1.   SIECZKOWSKI EXEMPTION, LOT 2 (#93-EX0271):  28-05-69; NORTH SIDE OF
         COUNTY  ROAD  16H;  JUST EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 21; WEST OF LOVELAND 3
         ACRES; LOVELAND URBAN GROWTH AREA (5-10-93)

    Mr.  Barnett  explained  that  this request would revise the Sieczkowski
    Exemption,  which  now requires a public sewer.  Staff Findings include:
    1)  The  Sieczkowski  Exemption was conditionally approved in 1981; 2) A
    condition of approval required that the vacant lot be served by a public
    sewer;  3)  Public sewer has not been extended to this area and there is
    no  indication  that sewer will be available in the near future; and, 4)
    The  County  Health  Department  has no objection to removing the public
    sewer   requirement,  although  there  may  be  a  requirement  that  an
    engineered   septic   system   be   installed   on   this  site.   Staff
    Recommendation is for approval of the request to remove the condition of
    approval, which requires that public sewer serve Lot 2. 
  
    2.   FOX  ACRES  COUNTRY  CLUB  PLANNED  UNIT  DEVELOPMENT - SUBDIVISION
         IMPROVEMENTS  AGREEMENT  (#S-46-85, #S-138-86, #S139-86, #S140-86):
         PORTIONS  OF  22,  27,  and  18,  TOWNSHIP 10 NORTH; RANGE 73 WEST;
         ADJACENT  TO  ROOSEVELT  NATIONAL  FOREST;  AND,  NORTH  OF THE RED
         FEATHER  LAKES; 458.42 ACRES; 118 LOTS; E-1 ESTATE ZONING (5-10-93)

    This  is  a  request  to  release  warranty  collateral  and Subdivision
    Improvements  Agreement.   Staff  Findings include: 1) Fox Acres Country
    Club  Planned  Unit  Development was originally approved in 1985; 2) The
    developer has completed all the improvements and the warranty period for
    previously  released  improvements  has  expired; 3)  The County holds a
    Certificate  of  Deposit  in the amount of $25,000 as collateral for the
    recently  completed  improvements and the previous warranty; and, 4) The
    County Health Department notes that all water and sewer improvements are
    complete and the collateral should be released. 

    Staff  recommendation  is  for  approval  of  the request to release the
    developer  from  his  obligations  under  the  Subdivision  Improvements
    Agreement  for  Fox  Acres Country Club Planned Unit Development and the
    Warranty  Collateral Agreement for previously released improvements with
    the condition that the developer execute a Warranty Collateral Agreement
    for  the last of the improvements and provide warranty collateral in the
    amount of $1077.

    Mr.  Ted Carter, representing Campbell Development, stated that the only
    condition  he  objected  to  was  the requirement for the $1077 warranty
    collateral  charge.   Mr.  Kadera  explained  that he didn't believe the
    charge  was necessary for this particular developer, but that the charge
    was according to regulation.  He explained that Campbell Development was
    responsible  for all of the interior improvements, and that there was no
    risk  to  the  county  if  the  warranty  amount was waived, except that
    regulations required the 5% warranty to be paid.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Disney moved that the Warranty Collateral payment of $1077
    be  waived  because  the  developer  provides  its  own improvements and
    maintenance   and   the   county  has  no  further  obligation  for  the
    development;  and  that  the  county  attorney  is instructed to develop
    language to address the rationale for this waiver.  

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.   ASHLEY  EXEMPTION  (#93-EX0274)   01-04-73; TRACTS 2 and 3; BETWEEN
         STATE  HIGHWAY  7 AND CARRIAGE HILLS, SOUTH OF ESTES PARK; 5 ACRES;
         E-ESTATE ZONING (5-10-93)  

    This  request  is  to remove a condition of approval which requires that
    public  water  service be utilized by these lots; the town of Estes Park
    notes  that  water  is  not  available.  Staff Findings include: 1)  The
    Ashley  Exemption was conditionally approved in 1982;  2) A condition of
    approval required that public water serve all three lots; 3) The Town of
    Estes  Park, the only water provided in this area, has indicated that it
    is  not  feasible  to provide water to these sites at this time; and, 4)
    The  State  Engineer  has  indicated  that domestic well permits will be
    issued for the lots to provide a potable water source.  

    Staff  recommends  approval  of  the  request to amend the conditions of
    approval  for  the  Ashley Exemption to allow domestic wells for a water
    supply in lieu of providing public water to each site.  

    Debi   Coleman,   Listing  Agent  for  the  land,  supported  the  Staff
    recommendation  as  it will release future homeowners of these lots from
    requirements to hook up to city water, since they would have to bear the
    cost themselves.

    4.   ROCK  RIDGE LANE STREET NAME REQUEST (#93-OS0273); 11 and 14-05-70;
         SOUTH  OF  HIGHWAY  34  AND  THREE  MILES WEST OF LOVELAND; 35 ACRE
         PARCELS:  RURAL ZONING (5-10-93)   

    This request is to name an unnamed road which provides access to several
    35 acre lots.  Staff findings include: 1) The proposed street name, Rock
    Ridge  Lane,  was reviewed by all appropriate agencies and no objections
    were  noted; 2) The proposed street name does not duplicate any existing
    street  names in this part of the County; and, 3) Naming the street will
    facilitate addressing and emergency response to this area.  

    Staff  recommendation is for approval of the proposed street name:  Rock
    Ridge Lane. 

    MOTION: 

    Commissioner  Disney moved to adopt the consent items:  Sieczkowski; Fox
    Acres;  Ashley;  and,  Rock Ridge, with the change adopted for Fox Acres
    regarding warranty collateral, as recommended by Staff. 

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    7.   LINQUIST  APPEAL  RE:  MRD  APPLICATION  LIMITATIONS; (#93-OSO269);
         SOUTH  OF  ESTES PARK ON THE WEST SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 7; E-ESTATE
         ZONING (5-10-93)   

    This  is  an  appeal  of the limitations placed on the Minor Residential
    Development  process.   The  applicant requests that a Minor Residential
    Development  be  processed  on  this  site,  even  though the parcel was
    created after 1972 and the parcel is outside the designated area.  Staff
    findings  include:  1)  The  property in question existed as a separate,
    conveyable,  50  acre  parcel  in  1963;  2) This part of the County has
    utility  services  and  access  that  are not generally available in the
    western  part  of  the County; 3) This appeal should be granted to allow
    the  property  owner  an  opportunity  to  proceed  through  the Concept
    Technical  Review  Process  to  determine  if adequate services exist to
    serve  the  property;  and 4) A public hearing will be held to determine
    the  appropriateness  of  creating  additional lots in this area, if the
    appeal is approved. 

    Staff  recommends approval of the appeal to permit the Linquist property
    to proceed through the Minor Residential Development Process.   

    Robert  Black  and Cynthia Linquist informed the Board that the property
    in  question  has  been  considered  for  tax  purposes to be 2 separate
    properties  for 13 years, in that the parcels have been assessed, bought
    and  sold,  and taxed separately since 1980.  He stated that the parcels
    were  42  and  10  acres,  and  that  Ms.  Linquist  had  purchased them
    separately.   The  larger  acreage  is currently under a purchase option
    with  the  Peregrine  Golf  Course  Association.   The  smaller piece of
    property currently has two residents residing on the smaller parcel, and
    the  property  owner  would  like to allow them to stay on the land.  He
    said  that  the  Interim  MRD  regulations  prohibited Ms. Linquist from
    submitting an application for consideration of clarifying the separation
    of  the parcels, even though the only step that hasn't been finalized in
    the current status of the two properties is the approval of the Planning
    Commission.  Mr. Kadera said that the request to the Planning Department
    was  only  to  request  permission  to  submit  the  application, and he
    supported  approving  only  the right for Ms. Linquist to appeal the two
    parcels in the original request.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner Disney moved approval for the Linquist property, consisting
    of  52  acres,  to  proceed  through  the  Minor Residential Development
    process.

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    8.   WELD  COUNTY  WATER  SPECIAL  REVIEW (#93-ZRO219); NW 1/4 14-04-70;
         SOUTH  OF  COUNTY  ROAD  8E; 1/4  MILE WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 27E; 1/2
         MILES  SOUTH  OF  EXISTING  PLAN;  1/2 MILE WEST OF CARTER LAKE; 40
         ACRES; 1 LOT; O-OPEN ZONING (5-10-93)  

    This  project  is  located  in the southwest part of the County near the
    southern  end  of  Carter  Lake.  Staff findings include: 1) The Larimer
    County  Engineering  and  Health  Departments,  the  Fire  District, all
    utilities,  and other interested agencies have reviewed this subdivision
    and  have stated no objections as long as certain conditions are met; 2)
    The  proposed  water  treatment facility is consistent with the existing
    development  in  the area and appears consistent with the Larimer County
    Comprehensive  Plan;  and,  3)  Approval of the Special Review, with the
    following  conditions,  will  not  result  in  any  significant negative
    impacts   on  the  surrounding  properties,  transportation  facilities,
    utility  services,  the  natural  environment,  or on overall health and
    safety.   Staff  and  Planning  Commission  recommended  conditions  for
    approval:   1)  Two  fire hydrants must be installed as specified by the
    Berthoud Fire Protection District, as well as the approved access roads,
    prior to building permit for the buildings or a Subdivision Improvements
    Agreement being executed; 2) All other requirements of the Berthoud Fire
    Protection  District  and  the  Uniform  Fire  Code must be met prior to
    receiving  a  Certificate  of Occupancy for the buildings, including but
    not  limited  to,  exhaust  treatment system, fire extinguishing system,
    smoke  detection system, and gas detection system; 3) An erosion control
    plan  and  reseeding  plan  must  be submitted to the County Flood Plain
    Administrator  prior  to  building;  4) Issues must be resolved with the
    Bureau  of  Reclamation prior to reseeding:  a letter placed in the file
    stating  that  the  issues have been resolved is sufficient; 5) A letter
    from  the  Division  of  Wildlife  to  place  in the file will be needed
    regarding  fencing  prior to proceeding; 6) A new landscape plan must be
    submitted  to  Staff  and  to  the County Forester for approval prior to
    proceeding:  it  must  specify  locations,  sizes,  and species of plant
    materials;  more  trees should be shown than are shown on the originally
    submitted plan; consideration should be given to screening for all sides
    of the facilities; a grass seed mix and spreading rate must be provided,
    as  well as an irrigation plan; and, backwash ponds should be shown with
    a  more  natural  appearance;  7)  Culvert  size must be approved by the
    County  Engineering  Department prior to its installation; 8) a written,
    intergovernmental agreement should be developed between the County Board
    of  Commissioners  and  the  Water  Districts  that these facilities and
    expansion  of  services  will  not  dictate  or  drive  County  land use
    decisions; and 9) Lighting should be down lighting only: no elements can
    be  visible  from  off  the  site;  no  fugitive  light should leave the
    property;  and,  this condition is to apply to both the new and existing
    site.   

    Kevin  Archer  of Rocky Mountain Consultants, Mr. Richard Whittet of the
    Little  Thompson  Water District and John Zadel, of the Central Weld Co.
    Water   District   made  presentations  to  respond  to  the  conditions
    recommended  with  the approval of the application.  They said that they
    had already received letters regarding the land use agreement and had no
    problems  with  meeting  the  conditions  as  set  forth by the Planning
    Commission.  The only obstacle was the location of the holding pond, due
    to the terrain, but they would work with the County Forester to reach an
    agreement as to its placement.  There was discussion regarding the other
    conditions, particularly condition number 8.  It was decided that County
    staff  would work on formulating the intergovernmental agreement on land
    use.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Disney moved for approval with the conditions as set forth
    by the Planning Commission and Staff, and the formalization of condition
    #8 as an interagency agreement. 

    The motion passed 3 - 0.

    9.   SHEEHAN   MINOR   RESIDENTIAL   DEVELOPMENT-RELEASE  OF  COLLATERAL
         (#92-EXO001);  NW  1/4  32-04-69;  SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 4; 1/2 MILE
         EAST  OF  COUNTY  ROAD  23E;  19.9 ACRES; 4 LOTS; FA-FARMING; URBAN
         RESERVE (5-10-93)  

    This  is  a  request  for  release  of  collateral for the Sheehan Minor
    Residential  Development,  per  the  County's  Collateral Policy.  Staff
    findings  include:   1)  Sheehan  Drive in the Sheehan Minor Residential
    Development  has  been  completed  to  the  satisfaction  of  the County
    Engineering  Department;  and,  2)  Release  of  95%  of the applicant's
    collateral at this time is consistent with the collateral policy.  Staff
    recommends  release  of  the  collateral.   No  testimony  was  offered.
    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Disney moved approval of the release of collateral for the
    Sheehan  Minor  Residential  Development,  per  the  County's Collateral
    Policy. 

    The motion carried 3 -0 

    The meeting was recessed at 11:00 a.m.  

    MONDAY, MAY 10, 1993

                   MEETING REGARDING REHAB HOUSING APPLICATION  
                                     (#222) 

    The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. with Tom Hart,
    Director of the State of Colorado Division of Housing and Rena Mackrill,
    Director  of  Human  Development  Department  (HDD).  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioner Duvall was present; and, Commissioner Disney was
    attending  a meeting in Greeley.  Also present were: Bill Gordon, County
    Administrator;  Donna  Aguilar,  Colorado  Division  of  Housing;  Carol
    Gillespie,  Community  Development  Director  -  HDD;  and  Lani VanEck,
    Housing Development Specialist-HDD.  Recording Clerk, D. Lord.  

    Ms.  Mackrill  stated the County's need for clarification of the State's
    position  regarding  the  Larimer County Rehab Grant.  She and her Staff
    have worked diligently to expand the grant's focus from single county to
    the  larger  base recommended by the State. She said that she was fairly
    certain  that  the  City  of  Loveland  would  be a co-grantee, and that
    Wellington,  LaPorte  and  one other city may be amenable to applying as
    one  grantee for all the areas.  There is a time-constraint to including
    the  City  of Fort Collins, as the city's current funding doesn't expire
    until December of 1994. 

    Mr.  Hart  said  he  appreciated  the  difficulty of all of the entities
    forming  a  multi-agency  application,  but the State's position is that
    single  county  grantees  would  no  longer  receive  funding  for rehab
    housing.  He said that Larimer County had not shown an adequate need for
    the  services,  based on a very small waiting list survey.  In addition,
    he  said  that  he  believed that the County must develop a joint powers
    agreement  with  neighboring  counties,  such  as Morgan, Weld, Jackson,
    etc., if funding is to be expected in the foreseeable future.   

    Commissioner  Duvall  asked  if,  for the current application process, a
    grant that included only Larimer County and Loveland would be considered
    viable  to  the  State  with  the  long-term  objective  of developing a
    multi-county, city/county partnerships to administer the grant included.
    Mr.  Hart  said  such a grant would be considered for funding.  Chairman
    Hotchkiss  said  that  the  first  step  toward  developing  this shared
    approach would be to instruct Larimer County Staff to begin meeting with
    the  other entities to develop the type of administrative body the State
    required.  Ms.  Mackrill agreed to initiate the process.

    The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.  

    TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1993   

                       MEETING REGARDING PERSONNEL ISSUES   

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners  met  with Ralph Jacobs, Personnel
    Director  at  9:00  a.m.    Chairman  Hotchkiss presided:  Commissioners
    Duvall  and  Disney  were  present.   Also  present  were Patsy Maroney,
    Compensation/Benefits Specialist; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that the Board go into Executive Session to
    discuss Personnel matters.  

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The Board recessed at 10:40 a.m.; no action taken.  

                              PUBLIC WORKS MEETING  
                                     (#223) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners reconvened at 10:45 a.m. in regular
    session  with  Rex  Smith, Director of Public Works.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided:   Commissioners  Duvall and Disney were present.  Also present
    were:   Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator and Bill Heiden, Director of
    the Road and Bridge Department.  Recording Clerk, D. Lord.  

    Mr.  Heiden  presented a memo which provided a preliminary cost estimate
    to  build the proposed Larimer County Road and Bridge Shop in Livermore.
    After  discussion  of  the  options,  it was decided that a decision for
    proceeding  with  the  bid  process would be delayed until the Board had
    identified  a  priority  expenditure  plan  to  implement  the  planning
    objectives that are in the process of being developed.  

    Mr.  Smith  and Mr. Heiden presented the conclusions reached as a result
    of  investigating  the  options  as  related  to  initiating a chip seal
    program for the bicycle loop identified as a particular problem area for
    cyclists.   The cost for the fog sealer, just for the loop, is projected
    at  $25,000.  After discussion, it was decided that the County implement
    the  following: 1) Increase efforts to sweep the areas immediately after
    chips  are  laid;  2)  Place  signs when chips are laid to warn cyclists
    before  they  enter  the area; 3) Notify bike shops and the newspaper to
    alert  cyclists  when roads are scheduled to have chips laid; and 4) Use
    smaller  chips  to  provide  more  protections  for  both  motorists and
    cyclists.   The  project  will  be  evaluated to determine its efficacy.

    Mr.  Heiden  then  made  a  presentation  to  the  Board  regarding  the
    difference  between  treated  and  untreated gravel roads, including the
    process  utilized,  the  costs, the time frames for application, and the
    impact  in  relation  to  dust  and  cost  factors.   The most prevalent
    complaint  of  residents  in areas where gravel is laid is notification.
    The  Board suggested a more attention-getting flyer or brochure may work
    better than the current letter of information.  

    The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. 
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1993 

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                     (#224) 

    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: John
    MacFarlane,  Parks,  Director;  Bob  Martell,  Purchasing Agent; Patrice
    Luehring, Buyer II; Jerry Westbrook, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy
    District;  Wil  Banner, Bureau of Reclamation; and Russ Ragsdale, County
    Clerk's Chief Deputy.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    1.    DISCUSSION   OF   PROPOSALS  TO  CONSIDER  THE  CONTRACTING  OF  A
    PROFESSIONAL   CONSULTANT   TO   PREPARE  A  RESOURCE  MANAGEMENT  PLAN:
    Subsequent  to  the  receipt of proposals for contracting a professional
    consultant   to   prepare  a  Resource  Management  Plan  of  Horsetooth
    Reservoir,  Carter  Lake,  Pinewood Lake, and Flatiron Reservoir for the
    Larimer  County  Parks  Department  and  the Bureau of Reclamation, four
    consultant  companies  were  interviewed  and their proposals evaluated.
    The  Evaluation Committee was comprised of members of the Larimer County
    Park   Department,   Purchasing   Department,  Northern  Colorado  Water
    Conservancy  District,  and  the  Bureau of Reclamation.  Following much
    deliberation,  the  evaluation  team  voted 3 to 2 in favor of Burns and
    McDonnell and requested Board approval of same. 

    Lengthy  discussion  ensued  concerning the rationale for choosing Burns
    and  McDonnell, a Kansas and Denver based firm, over EDAW, a local firm.
    It  was  also  noted  that the proposal from EDAW was approximately $800
    lower than Burns and McDonnell.  The Evaluation Committee responded that
    their decision between the two firms was close, but they determined that
    that  Burns  and  McDonnell  was  the  most  qualified and made the most
    effective   verbal   presentation.    The   interview   time  limit  was
    questioned--Burns  was  allowed  one  hour  and the other companies were
    given  one-half hour.  Mr. Banner stated that if the Board decides to go
    with the local firm, that decision will probably invalidate the Bureau's
    participation  in the project, as Federal regulations will not support a
    project  if  the determining factor in the final decision is to choose a
    local  firm.   CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to defer action on this matter
    until  the  County  Attorney  is consulted regarding the legality of the
    Board's decision in choosing a local firm, and the Bureau is apprised of
    the  situation  and  whether  or  not  they will withdraw their funding.

    2.   REQUEST  FOR APPROVAL OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER PURCHASE: Mr. Ragsdale
    requested  Board  approval  for the purchase of three personal computers
    for  the  Clerk's  Office  to  be used for the transcription of Board of
    County Commissioner Meetings and the Board of Equalization process.  Mr.
    Ragsdale  requested  financial assistance from the General Fund for this
    purchase  as these functions are performed in conjunction with the Board
    of County Commissioners.
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve the request for the
    purchase of three personal computers for the Clerk and Recorder's Office
    in  the  amount  of  $8,394; funds to be derived from the Capital Outlay
    Fund.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3.  COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS: 

    Commissioner  Duvall  requested  the  LAPAC discussion be deferred until
    after  the Planning Meeting on Monday, May 17, 1993 to enable members of
    the  Planning  Staff to attend.  Discussion also will be held concerning
    Colorado Memory Systems.

    Commissioner Disney reported that it was noted at the CCI Urban District
    Meeting  that  a  workshop on school impact fees will be held at the CCI
    Summer Conference.  

    4.  WORKSESSION:

    --  Park  Permit  Rates  for  Senior Citizens: Mr. Gordon noted that the
    Parks Board reviewed the current policy of park permits regarding senior
    citizens  and  recommended  no  change  be  made  in the current policy.
    During  the  summer  of  1992, the Board agreed to begin phasing out the
    senior  reduced  rate  because  they believe that age is not a basis for
    reduction  of  rates.   The  Board  believes  that  the current fees are
    extremely  reasonable  for  an  elective  activity  such  as  visiting a
    recreation  area.   CONSENSUS  OF  THE  BOARD  was  to  agree  with  the
    recommendation  of  the  Parks Board for no change in the current policy
    with  regard  to park permits for senior citizens.  However, at the next
    Parks  Board  Meeting Commissioner Disney will encourage the Parks Board
    to consider a policy whereby an individual with low income can apply for
    a special discount. 

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

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week  of  May  3,  1993, and the Agenda for the week of May 17, 1993, as
    submitted.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved that the Board approve a letter to Ms. Micki
    Hackenberger of CCI regarding Larimer County Application for FY 94 State
    Special Bridge Fund Monies. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   


    LIQUOR  LICENSES: County Approval was granted for a Waive of Hearing for
    a  6%  OPTIONAL  PREMISE  LICENSE  to  the existing Hotel and Restaurant
    License for the Aspen Lodge at Estes Park, 6120 Hiway 7, Estes Park, CO.
    Licenses  were issued to Fort Namaqua Wine & Spirits - 6% -Loveland, CO;
    Inlet  Bay  Marina, Inc. - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO. and Sandy's - 3.2% -
    Fort Collins, CO.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-98   AMERICAN BANK ESCROW ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT FOR HEROLD MINOR 
             RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
             COMMISSIONERS AND CHARLES D. HEROLD

    A93-99   AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND
             NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR, INC. OF FORT COLLINS (Store Equipment
             from the Community Garden Program) 

    A93-100  LION'S PARK EASEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY 
             COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE, COLORADO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE 

    C93-22   CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COULSON 
             ENGINEERING CO., INC. (Reconstruction of CR 2H - Project #166) 

    D93-09   DEED OF DEDICATION BY RICHARD L. WEISS AND MARYANNE WEISS  
             (Project #166 - Long's Peak Road)  

    R93-60s  FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE VACATION OF PLAT OF 
             ACCESS EASEMENT IN TERRA VISTA MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 10:50 a.m.  

                           MEETING WITH WILDFIRE GROUP  
                                     (#226) 

    The  Board  of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:00 p.m. with Wendell
    Amos  and  Members  of  the  Wildfire  Group.   Chairman  Pro-Tem Duvall
    presided;  Commissioner  Disney  was  present.   Chairman  Hotchkiss was
    absent.    Also  present were Don Griffin, Bill Nelson, and Erik Nilsson
    of  Emergency  Services;  and Carol Evans, Associate Planner.  Recording
    Clerk, S.  Graves.  

    Mr.  Amos  stated  that  the  purpose  of today's meeting is to seek the
    Board's  support  and  endorsement  of the Colorado Front Range Wildfire
    Cooperative Organization and its objectives.

    Mr.  Amos  explained  that  the Wildfire Mitigation Committee was formed
    after  the  many  devastating  fires  in  1988-89  and  is  composed  of
    representatives  from  the  National  Park Service, United States Forest
    Service, Colorado State Forest Service, and the Larimer County Sheriff's
    Department  Emergency  Services.  Mr. Amos noted that their objective is

    to  educate  mountain  homeowners in the Estes Valley of the fire danger
    associated with living in the urban interface and to show and assist the
    landowners  ways they can reduce the chance of wildfire destroying their
    homes and properties.   

    Presentations  were  made  from the various members of the Committee and
    slides  were shown of the before and after of what has been accomplished
    to date; future projects were outlined.  The possibility of not allowing
    shake  roofs  in Larimer County was discussed; Commissioner Duvall would
    like  to have Planning Staff work with the Wildfire Committee in setting
    requirements  and  conditions  for  building  permit receipt in wildfire
    areas.  

    The meeting recessed at 2:30 p.m.   

                     MEETING REGARDING EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION 
                                     (#227) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 2:45 p.m. in regular
    session  with  Ralph  Jacobs,  Personnel  Director, and Jodie Boatright,
    Personnel   Office   Supervisor.    Chairman  Pro-Tem  Duvall  presided.
    Commissioner  Disney  was  present; Chairman Hotchkiss was absent.  Also
    present  was  Bill  Gordon,  County  Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S.
    Graves. 

    As  previously  requested  by  the  Board,  the Personnel Department has
    reviewed, and presented today, various options for the Board to consider
    regarding  employee  recognition/longevity  awards.   It  was noted that
    employee  recognition  and  longevity awards have not been presented for
    1992.   The options were discussed and CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was for an
    array  of gifts to be chosen for the longevity-award recipients for 1992
    to select their gift and for each department to have a ceremony honoring
    the  recipients and their gifts presented; Board Members will attend the
    ceremonies. 

    Other  options  discussed  were:  Presentation  of Award Pins indicating
    years  of  service;  Gift  Certificates; Selection of an Employee of the
    Month  Award.   Other items discussed were whether or not plaques should
    be  continued  for  retirees;  if a a new committee should be formed for
    determination  of  employee  recognition/longevity  awards  or  can this
    function  be  incorporated  into  an  existing  employee committee; etc.

    Mr.  Jacobs  requested  periodic meetings be scheduled with the Board to
    discuss  the many personnel items which occur each month; such as policy
    changes,  changes  in the law, etc.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to agree
    to a regular monthly meeting with Personnel.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.  

    THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1993  

                            BUDGET DISCUSSION MEETING   
                                     (#229) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m.
    with   Bob   Keister,  Budget  Manager.   Chairman  Hotchkiss  presided;
    Commissioners  Duvall and Disney were present.  Also present were:  Bill
    Gordon,  County Administrator; Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; Dana
    Klausmeyer, Controller; Wayne Lawler, Director of Facilities Management;
    and,  Jim  Stokes, Director of Information Management.  Recording Clerk,
    D. Lord.

    Mr.  Keister  informed  the Board he would be transmitting a memo to all
    department  heads  next  week  requesting that they submit their revised
    estimates  for  projected  revenues  for  1993 and 1994, per the Board's
    direction  from  the  last  budget meeting.  He hopes to have all of the
    information together to provide a report for the Board by June 15, 1993.
    In  addition,  Mr.  Keister stated that he would be submitting the first
    Budget  Revision  for the 1993 budget by the last week in June.  By law,
    the Budget Revision must be published in the paper, and a public hearing
    held  to  allow  input into the changes to the budget.  All departmental
    budget changes will be included in this document.   

    Mr.  Keister  then  provided  the  Board with an overview of the Capital
    Expenditure  Fund  Expenditure Analysis, and the process used to control
    the income and expenditures within the county government.   

    No  action  was  taken  and  the  meeting  was  adjourned  at 10:45 a.m.




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

    ATTEST: 



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    Dolores Lord, Deputy County Clerk   




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    Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk