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    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1993

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                  (#284 & #260) 

    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: Rex
    Burns,  Improvement  District  Administrator  and  Diane  Martell, Staff
    Services  Manager;  Paul  Cooper,  Community Corrections Director; Brent
    Nittmann,   Youth   Services   Bureau  Program  Manager;  Wayne  Lawler,
    Facilities  Manager;  Elaine  Spencer,  Manager Engineering Operations &
    Planning;  and Bob Keister, Budget Manager.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

    1.  REQUEST FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE ON A RESOLUTION ORDERING A PUBLIC
    HEARING  TO  CONSIDER A PETITION FOR A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT:  Mr.
    Burns  and  Ms.  Martell requested the Board to approve and the Chairman
    sign  a  Resolution  ordering  a Public Hearing for a Public Improvement
    District  for the Little Valley Subdivision.  Ms. Martell noted that 60%
    of  the  property  owners  signed  the petition requesting this PID, and
    requested  that  the  Public  Hearing  be  held in Estes Park.  Chairman
    Hotchkiss  indicated  his  preference  for  holding  the hearing in Fort
    Collins  because  it  is  the  County  Seat  and  to do otherwise sets a
    precedent;  also,  a considerable number of Staff persons need to travel
    to attend the hearing.  Discussion followed.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved that the Public Hearing to consider a Public
    Improvement  District  for Little Valley be held in Estes Park, Colorado
    at 1:30 p.m. on August 4, 1993. 

    Motion carried 2 - 1; Chairman Hotchkiss dissenting.

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Resolution Ordering
    a  Public  Hearing  to  Consider  a  Petition  for  a Public Improvement
    District  for  Little  Valley, and authorized the Chairman to sign same.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-90d  RESOLUTION ORDERING A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A PETITION FOR
             A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Little Valley Road GID #14) 

    2.   SB  94  PLAN:  Referencing Board action on June 15, 1993, the Youth
    Services  Advisory Board was recommended to Judge Sullivan to serve on a
    Juvenile  Services Planning Committee.  Subsequently, Judge Sullivan has
    suggested several other persons to serve on the Committee and Mr. Cooper
    recommended  that Mr. Nittman serve on the Committee to represent County
    Government.   However,  the  Committee  has  not  as yet been officially
    appointed.   The  Plan,  which the Committee was to endorse, is prepared
    and  due  in  Denver tomorrow.  Mr. Cooper noted that many signatures of
    the  Youth  Services  Advisory Board have been obtained as approving the
    Plan.   Discussion  followed.   CONSENSUS  OF THE BOARD was to meet with
  
    Judge Sullivan next week to discuss the selection of members to serve on
    this Committee. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Duvall   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  Plan,  as
    recommended  by  Mr. Cooper and Mr. Nittman, and authorized the Chairman
    to sign same.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    3. CAPITAL EXPENDITURE FORECAST: Mr. Lawler presented an overview of the
    major  facilities'  needs  projections  for  the  next ten years.  After
    discussion, Chairman Hotchkiss stated that the first three items listed:
    1)  Livermore  Shop  at $400,000; 2) Blue Spruce Lots at $42,000; and 3)
    Estes  Park  Office Building at $500,000, should be seriously considered
    by  the  Board  in  the  near future.  Commissioner Duvall requested the
    Juvenile Holding Facility also be considered.  The Board will review and
    consider  the needs listed and attempt to make a decision within 90 days
    regarding  which  needs  will have top priority.  The Board directed Mr.
    Lawler  to  proceed working on obtaining the best possible price for the
    purchase of the lots north of Blue Spruce.  

    4.  COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS: 

    --  Commissioner  Duvall  noted  that  the  Rocky Mountain National Park
    Horseback  Riding  Trip  has been changed from July 29 & 30 to July 27 &
    28.   As the Board has Board of Equalization Hearings scheduled on those
    dates, the Board will re-schedule the trip in September.

    --  Chairman  Hotchkiss informed the Board that due to the long duration
    of  the  meetings, Administrative Matters will be scheduled at 9:00 a.m.
    on Wednesday mornings rather than 9:30 a.m. 

    5.  WORKSESSION:

    --  Mr.  Gordon  stated that the Board was requested to send a letter to
    Senators  Ben  Nighthorse  Campbell  and  Hank  Brown  and  Robert  Byrd
    soliciting  the  Senators'  support  for the purchase of 19,000 acres of
    Union  Pacific  Land  in  the  Cherokee  Park Area in Larimer County for
    addition  to  the Roosevelt National Forest.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was
    to send this letter, as requested.  

    --  Mr.  Gordon  stated that an invitation will be sent to the Cities of
    Loveland  and Fort Collins informing them of the Seminar on "Reinventing
    Government",  which  Larimer  County  will be sponsoring, and soliciting
    their  attendance and financial participation, if desired.  Commissioner
    Duvall  queried  whether  or  not  the  public  should  also be invited.
    Discussion  followed.   Mr.  Gordon and Commissioner Duvall will work on
    scheduling this event.  

    --  Mr.  Gordon noted that a letter has been received from Larry Gamble,
    Land  Use Specialist for the National Park Service, requesting financial
    assistance  for  the  Gateways  Conference to be held at the YMCA of the
    Rockies  in  Estes  Park, September 16 thru the 18th.  The amount of the
    deposit for the YMCA is $1,180, which would be reimbursed.  CONSENSUS OF
    THE  BOARD  was  to appropriate $1,180 out of the Commissioners' Special
    Projects  Fund--$500 to be given as a gift and $680 given as an advance,
    which will be reimbursed.   

    --  Mr.  Gordon  informed  the Board that notification has been received
    from the National Association of Counties that the Community Corrections
    Department has been selected to receive a NACo Achievement Award for the
    Victim  Offender Mediation Program; and Stacy Hart, Personnel Staffing &
    Development  Specialist,  will also receive a NACo Achievement Award for
    the  1993  Employee  Development Program.  CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to
    send  each  of  these  recipients  a letter of congratulations for their
    achievements.   

    --  LaVerna  Barnhart,  Care-A-Van Board Member, has requested a meeting
    with  the  Board  to  ask for additional funding for Care-A-Van.  She is
    requesting  $3,000 a month from the County until the end of the year and
    will  be  asking for $11,000 a month from the City.  Commissioner Duvall
    indicated  interest  in  discussing  concerns regarding Care-A-Van.  Mr.
    Gordon will schedule a meeting as soon as possible. 

    As  requested  previously,  several  residents  from  Poudre Canyon have
    requested  a  meeting  with  the Board to discuss concerns regarding the
    Humane  Society.  Discussion followed concerning whether or not to set a
    meeting  with  the  residents  prior to a public hearing on this matter.
    Mr. Gordon was directed to talk to the residents and arrange for them to
    meet with the Board at a Public Hearing.

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

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve the Minutes for the
    week  of  July 5, 1993, and the Agenda for the week of July 19, 1993, as
    submitted.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board approve the Larimer County
    Criteria  for  the  Secure  Detention  of Juveniles and a Letter to Eric
    Thuerk,  City  Planner  regarding  the  Harvest  Gold Farms Addition and
    Olhausen Addition.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR  LICENSES:  Licenses were issued to Villa Tatra - 6% - Lyons, CO;
    Loveland Country Store - 3.2% - Loveland, CO; Red Feather Super Market -
    3.2% - Red Feather, CO; and The State Board of Agriculture for CSU, Fort
    Collins,  CO.  for  a  3.2% SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT on September 18, 1993.
    County  Approval  was  granted  to Supermarket Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Fort
    Collins,  CO.,  and  Sol's  Long  Branch  Saloon  -  6%  -  LaPorte, CO.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-125  ESCROW AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND 
             EDWARD AND CLAUDIA KOTIN (Kotin Subdivision)   

    A93-126  LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND  
             CHINA DRAGON GOURMET ENTERPRISES, INC. (Coroner's Office Space 
             in Loveland - Board approved June 29, 1993)

    A93-127  AGREEMENT FOR PRAYER VIGIL/PAPAL MASS MUTUAL AID BETWEEN THE   
             BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTY (August 13,  
             14, 15 and 16) 

    C93-37   CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE   
             DEPARTMENT OF INSTITUTIONS, DIVISION OF YOUTH SERVICES (Pass   
             through of Federal Jail Removal Money) 

    C93-38   SINGLE ENTRY POINT AGENCY CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY 
             COMMISSIONERS, ACTING AS THE BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AND 
             THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (Long-Term Care)   

    D93-14   DEED OF DEDICATION BY DAVID ROSS (Dedication of Property for   
             Public Highway - Project #169 - Horsetooth)

    R93-91s  RESOLUTION REGARDING THE RELEASE OF RESTRICTION ON SALE OF 
             LOTS FOR POUDRE PLAINS 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    At  this  time,  County Attorney George Hass entered the conference room
    for legal matters.  

    Mr.  Hass  presented  a  Resolution  and  Ordinance  Concerning  Parking
    Regulations  and  requested  the  Board  to  set two dates for first and
    second  readings  of  said  Resolution  and public hearing.  Ms. Spencer
    expressed  some concerns regarding enforcement, safety, and implications
    of  the  Resolution  for  the Engineering Department.  After discussion,
    CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to set next Wednesday, July 21, 1993, for the
    first  reading  of  the  Resolution and at that time a date for a public
    hearing, second reading, and Board action on the Resolution will be set.

    Following   much   discussion  and  several  revisions  to  the  General
    Instructions paragraph of all requests for proposals, the Board approved
    the  following  statement  with regard to local preference:  "If, in the
    sole  judgment  of  the  Board  of  County  Commissioners,  the  bids or
    proposals  are  substantially equal, the Board may grant the contract to
    companies located in Larimer County."   

    The meeting recessed at 11:35 a.m.  
                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

    The  Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 11:40 a.m. as the Board
    of  Equalization  to consider recommendations from the Board of Referees
    on  appeals protests.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners Disney
    and   Duvall  were  present.   Also  present  was  Bill  Gordon,  County
    Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the Board approve the recommendations
    made by the Referees for July 12, 13, and 14, 1993. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 11:45 a.m.  

             MEETING REGARDING SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE REVENUE BONDS 
                                  (#260 @ 2105) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners  reconvened  at 1:30 p.m. with Bob
    Grewell,  Finance  Director.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioners
    Disney  and  Duvall were present.  Also present were: Larry Aubrecht and
    Linda  Orandi  of  Kemper  Securities;  Jeannine  Haag  and  Marla Hehn,
    Assistant  County  Attorneys;  and  Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator.
    Recording Clerk, S. Graves. 

    M O T I O N 

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

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.; no action taken.

    THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1993 

                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

    The  Board  of  Commissioners  convened  at  9:00  a.m.  as the Board of
    Equalization  to  hear  appeals  protests.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall  were present.  Also present was Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. 


  ( S E A L )                           _________________________________   
                                      COURTLYN W. HOTCHKISS, CHAIRMAN   
  ATTEST:   


  _____________________________________ 
  Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk 

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