PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1993

SUBDIVISIONS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with John Barnett, Planning Director. Chairman Pro-Tem Duvall presided; Commissioner Disney was present. Chairman Hotchkiss is out of town for two days. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Elaine Spencer, Manager of Engineering Operations & Planning; Russ Legg, Development Processing Administrator; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Barnett stated that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless specifically requested by the Board or members of the audience.

1. WEST SIERRA VISTA TERRACES - VACATION OF PLAT (#93-0S0355):

NW 1/4 25-05-69; BETWEEN GARFIELD AND US HIGHWAY 287; 1/2 MILE

SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 18; R-1 RESIDENTIAL ZONING (10-25-93)

This is a request to vacate the plat of West Sierra Vista Terraces (undeveloped). Staff Findings include: 1) West Sierra Vista Terraces Subdivision was approved in 1959. No streets or utilities were installed pursuant to the approved plat; 2) The entire subdivision is owned by one owner. There is just one set of improvements on this site; 3) Vacating this subdivision will not leave any platted lot without public access or access to utilities; 4) Vacating this subdivision will correct an existing encroachment and allow the owners to close a refinancing on this property. Staff recommendation is for approval of the request to vacate the Plat of West Sierra Vista Terraces Subdivision.

2. HUDDLESTON EASEMENT VACATION (#93-0S0348): NE 23-09-72;

121 MOUNT BROSS CIRCLE, LOT 59 GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS,

4TH FILING; E-ESTATE ZONING (10-25-93)

This is a request for vacation of a utility easement. Staff Findings are: 1) The Final Plat of Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing, which was approved in 1976, includes a 20-foot utility easement along the front of the lot; 2) The property owner wishes to build a garage near the existing house on this site. The house and garage encroach on the existing utility easement; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utility companies serving this area, reviewed the proposed vacation of the easement and stated no objections. Staff recommendation is for approval of the request to vacate the 20-foot utility easement along the front of Lot 59, Glacier View Meadows 4th Filing.

3. BRANDENBURG MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#S-107-91):

SE 1/4 27-08-69; 1/4 MILES NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF

COUNTY ROAD 17 (NORTH SHIELDS STREET) AND US HIGHWAY

287 ON THE WEST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 17; 23.4578 ACRES;

2 LOTS; RE-RURAL ESTATES/UGA ZONING (10-25-93).

This is a request for reinstatement of the Minor Residential Development to divide 23.46 acres into 13.6 and 9.8 acre lots, with an existing residence on the 9.8 acre lot. Staff Findings include: 1) The proposed Brandenburg Minor Residential Development is consistent with the existing development in the area, with the existing zoning on the site, and with minimum requirements of the Subdivision Resolution; 2) The County Health and Engineering Departments and utilities serving this area have reviewed the proposed Brandenburg Minor Residential Development and stated no objections; 3) Approval of the Brandenburg Minor Residential Development, with the following conditions, will not result in any negative impact on the natural environment.

Staff recommendation is for approval of the Brandenburg Minor Residential Development, with the conditions of the June 16, 1992 approval, except that Condition #3 has been modified to require fire hydrants in a Subdivision Improvements Agreement or prior to recording.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendations and approve the West Sierra Vista Terraces - Vacation of Plat (#93-0S0355); the Huddleston Easement Vacation (#93-0S0348); and the reinstatement of the Brandenburg Minor Residential Development (#S-107-91); with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

3. LAWSON MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#93-EX0335):

NW 1/4 SW 1/4 23-08-71; NORTH SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 52E,

8 MILES WEST OF BELLVUE; 40 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING (10-25-93)

This is a request to divide a 40-acre parcel with two existing dwellings (one dwelling constructed without proper building permits) into two lots of 10 and 30 acres. Mr. Kadera provided the background, reviewed the major concerns and issues, and mentioned for the record that a letter of support for this request was received from Charles Cox. Staff Findings include: 1) Larimer County amended the Minor Residential Development regulations on February 1, 1993, in part to limit Minor Residential Developments to the "Flatlands" portion of the County. The subject property is outside the area that is eligible for Minor Residential Developments; 2) There are two existing single family dwellings on this site. The second dwelling is a converted garage. The conversion was accomplished without benefit of a building permit. The applicant has submitted a permit application which is being held by the Planning Division pending the outcome of this application; 3) There are some technical issues to be addressed if this request is approved. Any improvements will be subject to the Larimer County Collateral Policy and the Subdivision Improvements Agreement requirements contained in the Subdivision Resolution; 4) Reviewing agencies generally stated no objection to this proposal, if the technical requirements are met. Mr. Kadera noted that Staff recommendation is for denial of the Lawson Minor Residential Development; however, if the Board decides to approve this request, Staff will be happy to write conditions for approval. Mr. Kadera stated that Mr. Lawson has been most cooperative and has done everything requested by Staff to come into compliance.

Mr. Lawson addressed the Board, submitted pictures of the site, and reviewed a one-page summary of "How" and "Why" developments have occurred on this property. Will Somervell, adjacent property owner, reiterated the concerns regarding the narrow road and the difficulty fire fighting equipment would have getting into the subdivision, if the need arises. Charles Andre, neighbor, stated he appreciates the guidelines and restrictions on development set forth by the County, but suggested the Board consider requests on a case-by-case basis, and noted that this request will contribute to the integrity and quality of the neighborhood and be of benefit to all. It was pointed out to the Board that this area is comprised of a considerable number of 10-acre development sites, not just 40-acre sites, and to approve this request is not a deviation from the standard lot size in this area.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Lawson Minor Residential Development (#93-EX0335) and directed Staff to prepare conditions of approval.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. MARY MOORE MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FINAL PLAT:

This is a request for Board approval of the Final Plat for the Mary Moore Minor Residential Development.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve and the Chairman Pro-Tem sign the Final Plat for the Mary Moore Minor Residential Development (#93-EX0235).

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. WORKSESSION WITH REX BURNS, FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, ON THE BOXELDER CREEK FLOOD PLAIN:

Discussion was held regarding the opposition voiced at the Planning Commission Meeting last week regarding the Boxelder Creek Flood Plain, and whether or not Staff should proceed with the Public Hearing scheduled on this item next week. Mr. Barnett stated that FEMA has given a deadline of November 17, 1993 for adoption of this flood plain and not doing so could jeopardize our eligibility for flood insurance. Mr. Burns reviewed the background of the Boxelder Creek Flood Plain and recommends proceeding with the scheduled hearing. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to direct Mr. Burns to meet with Dean Smith. Harold Fisher, and other interested parties to try and resolve some of their concerns and technical issues before the hearing and to proceed with the public hearing as scheduled.

The meeting recessed at 10:05 a.m.

WORKSESSION ON BERTHOUD INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 10:30 a.m. for a worksession with Ben Herman, Berthoud Town Planner. Chairman Pro-Tem Duvall presided; Commissioner Disney was present. As noted previously, Chairman Hotchkiss is out of town today. Also present were: John Barnett, Director of Planning; Russ Legg, Development Processing Administrator; Jill Bennett, Comprehensive Planner; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Herman briefly reviewed the progress to date and the draft of the Intergovernmental Agreement between Berthoud and the County, and presented a map of the land use plan which will be adopted as an element of the comprehensive land use plan. The purpose of today's worksession is to discuss the proposed agreement with the Board and solicit their input for items to be included in the revised agreement. Discussion followed and suggestions were made. Commissioner Duvall stated this agreement should be entered into as a partnership, not to protect one from the other, and she would like this agreement to be a totally new type of agreement, not just a copy of the agreements the County has with the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland. Commissioner Disney recommended that a buffer zone be recognized between Berthoud and Loveland, and it should be clearly noted to prospective buyers of property in the UGA zone, that other people will be moving into their backyards in the future. It was recommended that the Little Thompson Water District be included in discussions. The Board will discuss this IGA further when they meet with the Town of Berthoud on November 2, 1993.

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1993

EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING SERVICES QUARTERLY MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Director of ETS. Chairman Pro-Tem Duvall presided; Commissioner Disney was present. As noted previously, Chairman Hotchkiss is out of town today. Also present were: Chris Zell, Chairman Private Industry Council, and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. Private Industry Council Update: Mr. Zell reported that the Business Expo held in September was a great success and expressed appreciation to the Board for their letter of congratulations. Mr. Zell noted that they are in the planning stage for the 5th Annual Statewide Colorado State Job Training Conference, which may be held in Estes Park. Mr. Zell voiced concern about proposals included in President Clinton's plan for "Re-inventing Government"--both ETS and Private Industry Council could be eliminated. Mr. Zell stated that a PIC Orientation Meeting for new and old members will be held today. Discussion ensued regarding the Overall Economic Development Program Committee becoming a subcommittee of PIC, with Lew Wymisner as the Enterprise Zone Administrator; Mr. Gluckman noted that these two were combined for efficiency, as many of the same people serve on both. Commissioner Disney would like to see a "flow chart" of duties and responsibilities of each.

2. Director's Report: Mr. Gluckman reported that the Summer Youth Program was very successful; this year, the Youth Conservation Corp and Operation Brightside, (funded by Anheuser Busch) were combined and had special projects on environment and conservation for youth ages 16-21. The project ran so smoothly that Anheuser Busch is going to make it a national model project and the City of Fort Collins was so impressed, they are thinking of giving money for next year for the youth conservation portion of the project and considering making it a year-round project. Mr. Gluckman reported on the results of the Estes Park Community Forum--a special training program was designed for senior citizens with the Holiday Inn; they receive 2 or 3 weeks of training and then are hired as permanent employees. Commissioner Duvall suggested recognition for this as County follow-up to the Forum. Mr. Gluckman also reported on the Dislocated Worker Program, which has been successful. Mr. Gluckman is concerned about the future of JTPA, as funding has been cut for '94; Congress is re-shaping ETS and putting more emphasis on dislocated workers. Mr. Gluckman noted ETS will be hosting the Minister of Labor from Albania who is interested in developing an ETS Program in his Country. Mr. Gluckman submitted a listing of the Larimer County Performance Standards and noted that in each category, Larimer County's Performance was above Standard and based on the percentage of overage, received extra funding.

3. Organization Update: Mr. Gluckman stated that ETS has undergone some management changes - in an effort to do more with less. They are using a project management approach instead of team management and are administering a $3 million program on $1.5 million. Mr. Gluckman reported that in the past two weeks, since they have assumed responsibility for the Enterprise Zone Administration, they have met with Jane Davey, Fort Collins, Inc., Kathy Shulte, Weld Co., and tomorrow they are meeting with Evan Metcalf, Department of Local Affairs. Mr. Gluckman reported on several action items: they have set up an account for collection of fees and requested that the $2,000 set aside for the Enterprise Zone Fund be carried over to '94. Mr. Gluckman reviewed a Memorandum of Agreement between the County and Fort Collins, Inc. and requested input from the Board. Suggestions were offered; Mr. Gluckman will re-write the Agreement and include all the criteria and terms set forth and previously adopted by the Board in the Enterprise Zone Resolution, and return to the Board for approval when rewritten. Mr. Gluckman stated that the County will co-host with the State an Enterprise Zone Meeting for those interested in marketing the Enterprise Zone in the County.

The meeting recessed at 10:30 a.m.

MENTAL HEALTH QUARTERLY MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Keith Olson, Director of Mental Health. Chairman Pro-Tem presided; Commissioner Disney was present. Chairman Hotchkiss is out of town today. Also present was Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. Partnership for Youth and Families Grant: Dr. Olson requested Board approval to apply for a Partnership for Youth and Families Grant for $48,000 to establish a family preservation project; the value of which is to prevent the placement of youth outside the home into other more expensive facilities. It is a one-year project and no County dollars are required. The grant monies will provide employment and training for 2 FTE's to provide services for up to 12 families. Discussion followed regarding the Board's concern of several County agencies applying for the same monies and whether or not the applications should be submitted jointly.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the submittal of an application for a Partnership for Youth and Families Grant to establish a family preservation project, as requested by Dr. Olson.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

2. Contract for Project to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness: Dr. Olson stated that a year ago, the Board approved a Contract with the Larimer County Mental Health Center and Catholic Community Services, Northern for funds provided by the Division of Mental Health of the Colorado Department of Institutions under the Project to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness. The funds are used to provide a case worker at the Mission. Dr. Olson is requesting the Board to approve the Contract for another year, noting that the only change in the amount of funds is $12,000 instead of $7,000. As the Contract is identical to last year's (other than the amount), Dr. Olson noted that he did not send it to the County Attorney's Office for their stamp of approval.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Contract between the Larimer County Mental Health Center and Catholic Community Services, Northern to receive funds for the Project to Assist in the Transition from Homelessness, and authorize the Chairman Pro-Tem to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

C93-57 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY MENTAL

HEALTH CENTER AND CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

SERVICES, NORTHERN (Award of Funds for Project to

Assist in Transition from Homelessness)

3. Informational Items: A) Dr. Olson reported he received the draft of the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation to establish Health Care Systems, Inc. B) The Emergency System Process, which was changed last summer, is working quite well and they are now contracting with people for weekend and holiday coverage. C) An affiliation agreement exists with McKee Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, the Mental Health Center, and Mountain Crest to discuss the issues of indigent care, mental health care, etc. throughout the County. D) Dr. Olson reported on the Whitcomb Street Halfway House noting that several meetings have been held, the Advisory Board is involved, and some changes have been made in an attempt to alleviate some of the problems.

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1993

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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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: Patty Arnett, Director Health Department Business Office; Paul Cooper, Director of Community Corrections; and Brent Nittmann, Youth Services Bureau Program Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN'S GRANT: Ms. Arnett stated that the Colorado Department of Health has requested submission of a budget which would fund additional FTE to expand program services for the Handicapped Children's Program. The additional FTE would be added to existing part-time Staff to provide outreach to children not in the program and provide additional nutrition and consultation for HCP families.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the submittal of a Handicapped Children's Grant for funds for an additional FTE to expand program services for the Handicapped Children's Program, and authorize the Chairman to sign same, pending approval of the FTE request by the Personnel Department.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF GRANTS: Mr. Cooper stated that Senate Bill 94 has created a pool of State Funds for programs which will reduce the numbers in Juvenile Detention and Institutions thru Partnership for Youth and Families and noted that $159,487 is allocated for the 8th Judicial District. Mr. Cooper requested Board approval to apply for these fund and proposed that the County be the administrative agent and administer the funds through the Community Corrections Fund. It was noted that the request made yesterday by Dr. Keith Olson for $48,000 to establish a family preservation project will be funded out of this grant and all the agencies involved will be working together.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize Community Corrections to apply for a grant thru the Partnership for Youth and Families Funds, and the County to act as the administrative agency through Community Corrections, approve 1 FTE for a Multidisciplinary Assessment Coordinator, and approve 1 FTE for Electronic Home Monitoring, as requested by Mr. Cooper, contingent upon final approval of the grant application and allocation of the money.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPOINTMENTS TO LARIMER COUNTY PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL:

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board reappoint the following for 4-year terms, ending June 30, 1997: Susan Forgue, Bill Harper, Kent Mueller, Ed Stoner, Jean Thomas, Frank Bruno, LeRoy Gomez, Tom Ivory, Doug Keasling, Sue Longstreth, and Carol Plock; appoint Mary Cosgrove, Melanie Hein, Jill Kammerzell, Dick Ummel, and John Henry Peck for 2-year terms ending June 30, 1995; and reappoint Kathy Koithan, Ann Lang, Connie Pfeiffenberger, and Chris Zell for 2-year terms ending June 30, 1995, as recommended by the Private Industry Council.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. WORKSESSION:

-- The Board received a letter from the Department of Public Safety requesting designation of an emergency response authority for this jurisdiction. Mr. Gordon noted that in 1983, the Board appointed the Emergency Management Office as the designated emergency response authority.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board reaffirm that the Larimer County Emergency Management Office is the emergency response authority for this jurisdiction and notify the Colorado State Patrol that Erik Nilsson is the contact person.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- The Board was requested to approve and the Chairman sign a letter to Evan Metcalf, Enterprise Zone Coordinator for Department of Local Affairs, informing him that the responsibilities for Larimer County's Enterprise Zone Administration have been moved from Planning to Employment and Training Services and that Lew Wymisner will be the Enterprise Zone Administrator. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve this request and for the Chairman to sign the letter.

-- As requested by the Board, Mr. Gordon drafted a Resolution to be sent to the State Board of Land Commissioners expressing concern over the proposed Seven Utes Resort. The Board reviewed the draft and recommended several changes.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Resolution, as amended, to be sent to the State Board of Land Commissioners expressing concern over the proposed Seven Utes Resort in Jackson County, and authorize the three Commissioners to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R93-164g RESOLUTION TO EXPRESS CONCERN OVER THE PROPOSED

SEVEN UTES RESORT IN JACKSON COUNTY

-- Mr. Gordon noted that when the Budget Director and County Administrator presented the budget and decision packages, the County Attorney's three decision packages were not included; they are: 1) Retainer increase of $9,754; 2) Litigation hourly rate increase of $7.00 to $12.00; and 3) Establish a budget line item for records management.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the retainer increase of $9,754, set aside the funds normally set aside for the litigation hourly rate and then consider this request further at budget revision time next year, and continue shipping closed files to the County Records Management.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she called Stan Everett to check on the "Quality of Life Indicators" and she is awaiting replies from Larimer County Staff requested to comment on same.

-- With regard to the letter in the Coloradoan today about the Referendum B (tax package), Commissioner Duvall expressed concern that the message about the Referendums has not been conveyed to the public. Mr. Gordon will request Ms. Hart to issue a press release and a letter will be written to the Editor explaining this issue.

-- Commissioner Disney invited Chairman Hotchkiss and Commissioner Duvall to stop in and say hello at the Upper Front Range Transportation Planning Council Meeting in the Hearing Room at 1:30 p.m. today.

-- Commissioner Disney received a call from several Fair Board Members regarding the Board's decision to waive the term limitation policy for one member. After discussion, it was decided that Commissioner Disney will discuss this matter further at the Fair Board Meeting tonight.

-- Commissioner Disney noted that concerns have been raised over the serving of beer in the Hospitality Tent at the Fairgrounds and whether or not the County should be exposed to this kind of liability. Commissioner Disney will also discuss this matter tonight at the Fair Board Meeting. Chairman Hotchkiss suggested the Board consider adopting a resolution stating that no alcohol can be served at County facilities at any time.

6. 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 October 18, 1993, and the Agenda for the Week of November 1, 1993, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement for the following: Trimline of the Rockies; Ultimate Support Systems; Choice Printing, Inc.; Classic SVC, Inc.; John Pernicka; V & S Partnership; Nelson E. Bachus (2); Ronald K. Wray; Karake Susumu; and John D. Borman, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller..

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following miscellaneous documents: Shaffer Exemption Amended Plat; Owl Canyon MRD #1; Westridge Manor Amended Plat; and Baird-Rosen MRD.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County Approval was granted to Fossil Creek Conoco - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO., and Fort Collins Country Club - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. Licenses were issued to Annie's Place - 6% - Red Feather, CO., and Mexican Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Loveland, CO.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A93-162 AGREEMENT CONCERNING MAINTENANCE ON COUNTY

ROAD 47, BIG ELK MEADOWS ROAD BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BIG ELK

MEADOWS ASSOCIATION (Road Maintenance)

A93-163 EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT FOR 1993

AND 1994 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AND FOREST SERVICE USDA

 

A93-164 ADDENDUM NUMBER ONE SCHEDULE A FOREST ROAD

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND FOREST SERVICE USDA (Road

Maintenance on Killpecker Road #300 & Bear Gulch Road #195)

C93-58 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

AND THE STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

(Primary Prevention Program for substance abuse)

D93-19 DEED OF DEDICATION BY DONALD A. AND BARBARA L.

BALZANO (Dedication of portion of County Road 70)

R93-165s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE PLAT OF

MOORE MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R93-166z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING AMENDMENT

TO THE LARIMER COUNTY ZONING RESOLUTION

CONCERNING TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES

R93-167z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING AMENDMENT

TO THE LARIMER COUNTY ZONING RESOLUTION

CONCERNING SIDE YARD SETBACKS IN RE-1 RURAL

ESTATE

R93-168g RESOLUTION CONCERNING HOUSE BILL 1317 COUNTY CAP

R93-169d RESOLUTION CONCERNING CHANGE IN ELECTION JUDGE

FOR LARIMER COUNTY RED FEATHER LAKES GENERAL

IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 13A ELECTION

Motion carried 3 - 0.

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

Ms. Haag informed the Board that a number of requests for abatement will be coming before the Board for approval from the Assessor's Office as a result of a Court of Appeals decision involving 35-acre parcels. The Assessor took the position that, since the owner of the residence is not a farmer or rancher, the land under the home should be assessed and valued like any other residential property; the Court of Appeals reviewed this matter and disagreed. Even though the case could be carried on to the Supreme Court, it could take years before being decided and, in the meantime, interest is accruing. Therefore, Ms. Haag's recommendation to the Assessor is to assess the whole acreage as agriculture. By Consensus, the Board of County Commissioners agreed that the case should not be appealed to the Colorado Spreme Court.

With regard to another matter, Mr. Gordon informed the Board that McKee Hospital in Loveland has offered to perform the service of HIV testing for the Courts. After discussion, the Board directed Mr. Gordon to talk to Scott Courtney, Judicial Administrator, about this matter.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1993

POLICY WORKSESSION

During the Board's Policy Worksession, they discussed, amended, and approved in concept the Memorandum of Agreement between the Larimer County Enterprise Zone Administrator and Fort Collins, Inc., regarding Enterprise Zone contributions tax credit. This Memorandum of Agreement will be officially adopted and approved by the Board during Administrative Matters on November 3, 1993.

 

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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