PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

    MONDAY, JULY 26, 1993   

                  MEETING REGARDING BIDS FOR TAX SALES NOTICES  
                                     (#290) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners  convened  at 2:00 p.m. in regular
    session  with  Irene  Josey, Chief Deputy Treasurer.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;   Commissioners  Duvall and Disney were present.  Also present
    were  Bill  Gordon, County Administrator; Bob Martell, Purchasing Agent;
    and,  representatives  of  the Coloradoan, and the Fort Collins Triangle
    Review.  Recording Clerk, D. Lord.  

    Ms. Josey reviewed the legislative mandate in relation to publishing tax
    sales  information  for  the  public.   She  stated that the Treasurer's
    Office  was  responsible  for  Mobile  Home  listings to be published in
    accordance  with specific timelines.  She informed the Board that copies
    of  the  publications would be available the Treasurer's Office, and one
    is posted outside the office.   

    Ms.  Josey  provided  the  Board  with copies of the four bids that were
    received  from the Triangle Review, Coloradoan, Loveland Reporter-Herald
    and the Estes Park Trail-Gazette.  She noted that neither the Coloradoan
    nor  the  Trail-Gazette  had  bid  on  the  Real  Property  and  Special
    Assessment  Tax Lien Sale Tabloid.  The representative of the Coloradoan
    explained  that  their  current  computer  system could not provide this
    service,  thus  had  not  bid on that section of the package.  There was
    considerable  discussion regarding the intent of the legislation and the
    cost  of  publication  of additional tabloids.  Ms. Josey explained that
    each  delinquent  homeowner  was  assessed  a  $10 publication charge to
    defray  the  cost  of  the mandated publication of the tax sale notices.
    The payment is due by November 18, 1993.

    MOTION  

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the  Board accept the bid of the Fort
    Collins  Triangle  Review,  and  that  an additional 1,000 copies of the
    tabloid  be  published  to  allow  for  copies  to  be  placed in county
    buildings  and  libraries,  and  that ads be placed in each of the other
    county publications informing the public of their availability. 

    The motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.  

                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

    The  Board  of County Commissioners reconvened at 3:00 p.m. as the Board
    of  Equalization  to consider recommendations from the Board of Referees
    on   appeals  of  property  valuations.   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  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve  the findings and
    recommendations   made  by  the  Board  of  Referees  for  the  property
    valuations appeals heard on July 22 and July 23, 1993.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting adjourned at 3:05 p.m.  

    TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1993  

                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners  met  at 9:00 A.M. as the Board of
    Equalization  to  hear  appeals  of  property  valuations  and to review
    recommendations   from   the  Board  of  Referees.   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  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  approve  the findings and
    recommendations  of  the  Board  of  Referees for the property valuation
    appeals heard on July 26, 1993. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The hearings adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1993

                             ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS 
                                     (#291) 

    The  Board  of  County Commissioners met at 9:00 A.M. in regular session
    with  Bill  Gordon,  County Administrator.  Chairman Hotchkiss presided;
    Commissioners  Disney and Duvall were present.  Also present were: Wayne
    Lawler,  Facilities  Manager;  and  Chamber  of Commerce Representatives
    Peter  Salg,  Stan  Everitt,  Mike  Hauser, and Melanie Hein.  Recording
    Clerk, S. Graves.   

    1.   REQUEST  FOR  APPROVAL  OF  AN  OFFER FOR PURCHASE OF PROPERTY: Mr.
    Lawler  presented  a  contract  for $50,000 for the purchase of the four
    expansion  lots  north  of  the  Blue Spruce complex in Fort Collins and
    requested  the  Chairman's  signature.   The  purchase of these lots was
    approved by the Board on July 21, 1993. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the  Board  authorize  the Chairman's
    signature  on  the  Contract for the purchase of four lots north of Blue
    Spruce for $50,000. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
    C93-39  CONTRACT TO BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE BETWEEN THE BOARD OF   
            COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CENTURY BANK, A COLORADO CORPORATION   
            (Purchase of four lots north of Blue Spruce Complex)

    2.   DISCUSSION ON RESPONSE TO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LETTER REQUESTING: a)
    More detailed Commissioner agenda; b) Meetings on growth related issues;
    c)  Addition of 2 members of the business community to the Environmental
    Advisory Board. 

    a)  Mike  Hauser  expressed  appreciation  to  the  Board for the recent
    expansion  of  the Board's weekly agenda, but requested even more detail
    and  information  on the agenda regarding policy-related issues three or
    four  days  in  advance,  in  order  to  provide other interested groups
    sufficient time to develop policy positions regarding the issues.  After
    discussion,  Mr.  Gordon  was  directed  to FAX a draft of the following
    week's  agenda  to  the  Chamber of Wednesday of each week.  Mr.  Gordon
    will  also  request the Planning Department to send a copy of their land
    use agenda to the Chamber one week before their meetings, as well as the
    Planning  Commission  Agendas.   Chairman  Hotchkiss  indicated that the
    Board is planning to change their weekly agenda to include a worksession
    on  Thursday  mornings  for  discussion  of  policy issues.  Mr. Everitt
    suggested  that  the  Board  might  consider  holding these policy-issue
    related meetings before or after regular business hours.

    b)  With  regard  to meetings on growth related issues, it was suggested
    that  maybe  a  smaller  working committee be appointed from the various
    cities  and  towns in the County to work on growth-related policy issues
    so  everyone's  goals  are parallel and the County will be a participant
    rather  than a recipient.  Mention was made that the County currently is
    doing this. 

    c) The Chamber group expressed their concern that the recently appointed
    seven-person  Larimer  County  Environmental  Advisory  Board  does  not
    include  a  business  or  professional person and requested the Board to
    consider  enlarging  the  Board  by  two  more persons from the business
    community  in  an  attempt to have a balanced perspective.  Commissioner
    Disney  noted  that  the Overall Economic Development Committee includes
    members from the business community and will be working closely with the
    Environmental  Advisory  Board.   The Board will review this request and
    render a decision soon. 

    3.  COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS: 

    --  Commissioner  Disney  reported  on the (CDOT) Colorado Department of
    Transportion  Meeting  which  he  attended  in Greeley on July 21, 1993.
    Commissioner  Disney  noted that unless strong objections are heard from
    the  Counties, the process being undertaken by the North Front Range and
    Upper  Front  Range  Transportation  Planning Committees, which includes
    representation  from  each  County,  will  replace  the  County  hearing
    process;  Commissioner  Disney  stated  that  to  continue  to  hold the
    hearings would be redundant.
    -- After receiving a request from Rich Widmer of Estes Park asking to be
    included  in  the seminar on "Re-Inventing Government", which the County
    is  sponsoring  this  Fall,  Commissioner  Duvall suggested that all the
    municipalities  in  Larimer County be invited to participate.  The Board
    agreed these invitations should be issued to all.   

    --  Acknowledging  the  excellent job the current legal counsel is doing
    for  the County, Commissioner Duvall queried when the Board will discuss
    issuing  requests  for  proposal  for  legal counsel in the future.  The
    Board  stated  this  will  be discussed in detail during the Worksession
    scheduled  for August 12, 1993 and a decision made regarding this matter
    the  following  Thursday.   Commissioner  Duvall  suggested  a letter be
    prepared and sent out now so the interested applicants will have time to
    prepare.

    --  Commissioner Duvall expressed her desire to the Board for the County
    to  take the lead in forming a committee to review and discuss foothills
    development, corridor development, UGA, etc.

    --  Commissioners  Disney  and  Duvall attended a meeting on health care
    access and informed the Chairman that the possibility of a tax supported
    initiative is being considered. 

    WORKSESSION:

    -- Mr. Gordon requested Board approval of an Amendment to the Resolution
    adopted  by  the Board on July 21, 1993 providing for the appointment of
    James D. Lloyd to serve as a referee for Board of Equalization Hearings.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve an Amendment to the
    Resolution  Providing  for the Appointment of James D. Lloyd to serve as
    Referee for the Board of Equalization Hearings. 

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-101g  AMENDMENT TO THE RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT 
              OF INDEPENDENT REFEREES TO CONDUCT HEARINGS ON BEHALF OF  
              THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION  

    --  Mr.  Gordon  requested  the  Board to authorize the appropriation of
    $11,000 for the continuation of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center
    services  for the last quarter of 1993, with the understanding that this
    money  will  not  be  spent  if E911 decides to assume this expenditure.

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall  moved  that  the  Board  of  County  Commissioners
    appropriate  $11,000  from  the Commissioners' Special Projects Fund for
    the  continuation  of the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center's service
    to  Larimer  County  during  the  last  quarter  of  Calendar Year 1993.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    -- Mr. Gordon reminded the Board that on July 6, 1993 the Board took the
    Gadsby  Ranch MRD under advisement until August 6, 1993 to allow time to
    develop  conditions.   Today  the Board is requested to extend this time
    period to August 16, 1993.  

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners extend
    the  period  which  the  Board  is  taking  the  Gadsby  Ranch MRD under
    advisement from August 6, 1993 to August 16, 1993.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    -- Mr. Gordon stated that the Office of Emergency Management has invited
    the  Board to attend their annual meeting in Colorado Springs, September
    13  thru  16,  1993.   Commissioner  Disney indicated he will attend the
    meeting.

    At  10:15  a.m.,  George Hass, County Attorney; Jeannine Haag, Assistant
    County  Attorney;  Ralph  Jacobs,  Personnel  Director; John Pedas, Code
    Enforcement    Officer;    Suzanne    Comcowich,    Employee   Relations
    Classification  Specialist;  and  Sue  Cottingham,  Manager  Systems and
    Programming Department, entered the room for Legal Matters. 

    M O T I O N 

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

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The  Board came out of Executive Session at 11:10 a.m.; no action taken.

    5.  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 19, 1993, and the Agenda for the week of August 2, 1993, as
    submitted.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney   moved  that  the  Board  approve  Petitions  for
    Abatement,  as  recommended  by  the  County  Assessor Steve Miller, for
    Whitcomb, Bundy, Intrigue Shop, and Mother Lode/Bravo.  

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner  Disney  moved  that  the Board approve the Cameron Estates
    Replat for Lot 5.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    LIQUOR LICENSES:  County approval was granted to Nightingales - 6% - Ft.
    Collins, CO.  Licenses were issued to: Horsetooth Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED
    HOURS  - Ft. Collins, CO; Supermarket Liquors, Inc. - 6% - Ft.  Collins,
    CO;  Sol's  Long  Branch  Saloon - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - LaPorte, CO;
    Smokehouse & Grill - 6% - Livermore, CO; Hauf Brau Restaurant - 6% - Ft.
    Collins,  CO;  Greater  Ram  Club Spirit Committee - 3.2% SPECIAL EVENTS
    LICENSE  - Hughes Stadium Parking Lot, Ft. Collins, CO. for September 4,
    11, 18 and October 9 and 30, 1993 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner   Disney   moved  that  the  Board  approve  the  following
    documents:  

    A93-129  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND
             LOCHLAND PARK HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION (County Road 17 -
             Road Work on Travis Road)  

    C93-40   CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND 
             THE STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES   
             (Renewal of Annual Medicaid Services for Mental Health 
             Center)

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The meeting recessed at 11:25 a.m.  

                         PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND BUDGET 
                                  (#291 @ 4974) 

    The  Board  of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. for a Public
    Hearing  for  the  1st  Revision to the 1993 Budget.  Chairman Hotchkiss
    presided;  Commissioner  Duvall  was  present.   Commissioner  Disney is
    attending  the Upper Front Range Regional Planning Commission Meeting in
    Frederick,  CO.  Also present were Bob Keister, Budget Manager, and Bill
    Gordon, County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S. Graves.  

    Mr.  Keister  presented  the Notice and Resolution to Transfer Funds and
    Amend  the  Budget  for 1993 to the Board and requested approval and the
    Chairman's  signature.   Mr. Keister noted this Resolution was published
    in   its  entirety  in  the  newspaper  and  today's  hearing  was  duly
    advertised.  Mr. Keister stated that all revisions in the resolution are
    items which have been previously authorized.
    M O T I O N 

    Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Notice and Resolution
    to  Transfer  Funds  and  Amend  Budget  for the Calendar Year 1993, and
    authorized the Chairman to sign same.   

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    R93-194g  NOTICE AND RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER FUNDS AND AMEND BUDGET  
              FOR LARIMER COUNTY, FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1993.   

    The meeting recessed at 1:50 p.m.   

          MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF CARE-A-VAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
                                     (#292) 

    The  Board  of  County  Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. in regular
    session.   Chairman Hotchkiss presided; Commissioner Duvall was present.
    As  noted  previously, Commissioner Disney is attending another meeting.
    Also  present were the following representatives of the Cara-A-Van Board
    of  Directors:  Mark Korb, Marj Walsh, LaVerna Barnhart, Evan Patterson,
    Jerry  Boortz,  and  Jack Peverley; Rena Mackrill and Joannie Schlueter,
    Human Development Director and Administrative Director; and Bill Gordon,
    County Administrator.  Recording Clerk, S.  Graves. 

    Chairman  Hotchkiss  stated  that  the  purpose of today's meeting is to
    respond  to  a  request  from  the  Care-Van  Board  relating  to fiscal
    problems.   Mr.  Korb  stated that Care-A-Van's primary private contract
    with  Foothills  Gateway  came  in  at a substantially lower dollar than
    expected,  resulting  in a large deficit.  In order to maintain services
    at  the  current  level, the projected average monthly shortfall will be
    $11,437 for urban and $3,019 for non-urban.  Mr.  Korb indicated that if
    the  City  and  County  do not help with this shortfall, the services of
    Care-A-Van  will be eliminated.  Mr.  Korb stated that the CAV Board has
    been  considering the adoption of a fare schedule for rides.  Today, the
    CAV  Board is requesting $3,019 a month from the County for the last six
    months  in 1993, and the City of Fort Collins has received a request for
    $11,438 a month for the last half of the year.  

    Responding  to  questions  from  Commissioner Duvall regarding how these
    dollars  translate  to  services, Ms. Walsh responded that in 1992 there
    were 21,000 hours of service provided and 32% of the trips were provided
    outside of the urban areas. 

    Mr. Boortz presented a chart graphing the Care-A-Van financial situation
    for  1993  including  the  projected expenses and revenue for the second
    half of 1993.   

    After  discussion,  consensus  of the Board was to consider this request
    further during their Worksession on August 12, 1993.

    The meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.  
    THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1993 

                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

    The  Board of County Commissioners convened at 9:00 a.m. as the Board of
    Equalization   to   hear  appeals  of  property  valuations  and  review
    recommendations   from   the  Board  of  Referees.   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  Board  of  Referees  for  July  27  and  July  28,  1993.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.   

    The hearings adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

    FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1993   

                              BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 

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

    The hearings adjourned at 11:30 a.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   





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    Dolores Lord, Deputy County Clerk