PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1994

MEETING REGARDING LIBRARY FUNDING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 10:00 a.m. in regular session to discuss library funding. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Budget Manger Bob Keister; Frank Lancaster, Interim County Administrator; and the following Larimer County Library Directors: Ted Schmidt, Loveland; Linda Saferide, Fort Collins; Judy Hoxie, Estes Valley; Paul Mains, Berthoud; Diane Montgomery, Wellington; and Della Frydendall, Red Feather. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

The Public Library Directors of Larimer County submitted a request to the Board for a growth and inflation funding increase of 4.5% in an attempt to hold current levels of service for the next year; this funding increase to be shared by all the Larimer County libraries. It was noted that the last increase for libraries from the county was four years ago and during that time the population has grown by more than 7% and the public's use has increased many times more. In addition to this funding request, the library directors also asked for a one-time amount of $7,368 to pay the first-year salary and benefits for a half-time librarian for the Red Feather Lakes Library, which has always been staffed by volunteers in the past. Ms. Frydendall assured the Board that this request will be one-time only, as Red Feather Lakes has set up a library foundation endowment to fund this position after 1995 and contributions have been very encouraging.

General discussion followed; Bob Keister noted that last year $229,282 was allocated to the Larimer County Libraries and a 4.5% increase would amount to an additional $10,320., and these dollars are derived from the General Fund. The imposition of user fees, a sliding scale, or charging for a library card were discussed. Ms. Hoxie stated that charging for a library card negates the concept of a free public library and would result in libraries not being eligible to apply for state or federal grants. Commissioner Disney informed the library directors that only three counties (Larimer, Jefferson, and Adams) out of the ten front-range counties which provide funding for libraries.

Chair Duvall stated that the funding requests from the library directors are reasonable, but before making a decision she would like to wait and look at the "big picture" as the budget for next year is being prepared and these requests, along with all the others the Board has received, will be considered during the budget process; she further stated that in light of Amendment #1, we need to look at new ways to fund libraries in the future. Mr. Keister informed the Board that the balanced proposed budget has to be completed by October 15. Chair Duvall informed the library directors they will have an answer from the Board regarding their requests by the end of October. Commissioner Disney asked Mr. Keister, in the meantime, to check with Jefferson and Adams Counties to ascertain their source for library funding.

The meeting recessed at 10:35 a.m.

TITLE BOARD MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 11:00 a.m. as the Title Board to approve and certify local ballot titles for the November 1994 election. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Myrna Rodenberger, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder and Member of the Title Board; Marla Hehn, Assistant County Attorney; and Frank Lancaster, Interim County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Ms. Hehn stated that the purpose of today's meeting is for the Title Board to meet and determine if the ballot titles for the local ballot initiatives in the November election meet statutory criteria and, if so, be certified by the Title Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners, and the County Clerk and Recorder, sitting as the Larimer County Title Board, adopt a Resolution certifying the two ballot titles for Resolution No. R94-107g and No. R94-106g, pursuant to C.R.S. 1-40-106(3)(b).

Motion carried 4 - 0.

R94-123g RESOLUTION OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RESOLUTION OF THE

LARIMER COUNTY TITLE BOARD

The meeting recessed at 11:20 a.m.



ABATEMENT HEARING FOR CHELEY CAMPS

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. to consider a petition for abatement of taxes for Cheley Colorado Camps. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Jon Cowling, Senior Appraiser, and Richard Venn, Appraiser for Dougherty & Scavo. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Cowling informed the Board that of the fourteen parcels being considered for an abatement of taxes for Cheley Colorado Camps, Inc., adjustments have been made by the Assessor's Office on Parcels #26160-00-017, #26283-06-001, and #34120-00-039, as it was determined that these three parcels should be assessed at a partial residential rate and partial commercial rate; therefore, the actual value will remain the same, only the assessment rate has been changed. Mr. Cowling stated that the Assessor's Office is recommending denial on the remaining eleven parcels.

Mr. Cowling described the setup of the camp and noted that Cheley Colorado Camps is a well-established, nationally recognized privately owned, camping facility, offering four separate camps each for boys and girls on three major properties. Many of the buildings were built in the 1920's and are in fair condition for their age; all of the camp facilities are made up of a cluster of dormitories with a common bath building, arts and crafts center, and dining facility. Mr. Cowling noted that the cost approach, market approach and income approach were considered to determine value of the subject parcels and the Larimer County Assessor's opinion is that the value of $2,515,350 and $2,578,540 most accurately reflect the value of the subject property for the 1989 and 1990 tax years.

Richard Venn stated that the actual value being requested for 1989 and 1990 by the petitioner is $2,041,000; and, determination of this actual value was based on the income approach. Mr. Venn noted that both the cost approach to value and the sales comparison or market approach were considered for the subject property; however, the complete lack of sales of property comparable to the subject due to its age, size, condition and complex arrangement and use of land and buildings render both valuation methods impractical for the subject. Mr. Venn reviewed the accounting records from the property taxpayer for the years 1987 and 1988; he stated that, according to Statute, the livestock (valued at $138,558) is not taxable and should be excluded from the total value of the property, as it is considered personal property. Much discussion and Commissioner comments followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board determine that the final actual value for Cheley Colorado Camps, Inc. for 1989 be adjusted to $2,377,350 and 1990 adjusted to $2,440,540, with the exclusion of the value of the livestock from the Assessor's recommended actual value.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1994

PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Rex Smith, Director of Public Works. Chair Pro-Tem Disney presided and Commissioner Hotchkiss was present; Chair Duvall was speaking to a Political Science Class at CSU this morning. Also present were Bill Heiden, Director of Road and Bridge Department and Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. County Road 103: Mr. Smith informed the Board that seeding needs to be redone on County Road 103, which is the Laramie River Road. Mr. Smith stated that the Forest Service has been requesting the county to reseed and he recommends that it be done in order to maintain good working relations with the Forest Service. Mr. Heiden presented pictures of the road and area; he noted that they are not here to request funding from the Board today, but they do need permission to include the seeding in a contract they currently have with Blue Mountain Cedars in order to get it done this Fall; Mr. Heiden stated that the Purchasing Department has approved this action. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize Mr. Heiden to include the reseeding of CR 103 as a part of the contract with Blue Mountain Cedars.

2. County Road 23: Mr. Smith updated the Board on the completion of the paving of CR23 (Centennial Drive) and noted they are currently putting in the guard rail. Mr. Smith stated that he has talked to the Parks Director Mr. MacFarlane about seasonal closure of this road and possibly the imposition of hours for closure during the summer. Mr. MacFarlane will discuss this matter with the Parks Board and ask for their recommendation. Mr. Smith stated that the County can maintain the road, but it is steep and in the winter it will require a lot of maintenance; he noted that the use of the road for normal traffic is minimal. Mr. Smith's opinion is that this road should be closed during the winter months - November 15 until April 1 - and nighttime closure during the summer months to keep the partiers out of there; he noted that if we can control this area, we could develop and maintain some attractive recreational facilities at this site. Commissioner Hotchkiss suggested closing the road to vehicular traffic, but leaving the road open to joggers and bikers - for recreational use; he recommended the installation of gates with signs stating the road will be closed in the winter so people will be forewarned. Also, Mr. Smith will draft a memo listing all the facts about this road which justify a road closure and a press release will be issued.

3. Road Closure at the Landfill: Mr. Disney has received calls about the road closure at the Landfill in that the signage about the closure is not clear; he recommended that the signage should say, "This road is closed to through traffic at the Landfill", not that CR 19 is closed between Trilby and Harmony, because many people don't know where CR 19 is, even though they are on it at the time.

4. Closure of CR 17 & 19 to Commercial Traffic: With regard to the road closure to commercial traffic on CR 17 & 19, Commissioner Disney had a call from a lady saying that their trucks are being hassled by the State Patrol; her company has a contract to do work in this area, the trucks have local license plates and are marked. Mr. Smith responded that Ms. Spencer of Engineering has sent a memo to Capt. Perry of the State Patrol asking him to inform his State Troopers about these local trucks which are authorized to be on these roads working on local projects. Mr. Smith stated that if the Commissioners receive any more calls, they are to direct them to Ms. Spencer.

5. Information Technology Committee: Commissioner Disney stated that the Information Technology Committee was formed to look at technology county wide; he inquired if Mr. Smith was agreeable to Steve Carow serving on this Committee. Mr. Smith acknowledged he knew of this appointment and agreed to Mr. Carow's commitment to serve on this Committee.

6. Appreciation Expressed: Commissioner Disney expressed his appreciation to Mr. Heiden for the fact sheet he prepared for Commissioner Disney and expressed appreciation to Mr. Smith for his memo.

At this time, Mr. Lancaster and Mr. Cowling asked the Board to amend the action taken yesterday during the abatement hearing for Cheley Colorado Camps, Inc. During that hearing, the Board decided not to include the livestock in the total actual value for the property, as livestock is considered personal property. After the hearing, Chair Duvall noticed in the information packet submitted, that there was also $47,722 in personal property included in the total; she felt that the Board should be consistent in their action and abate both of these amounts from the total. Therefore, the Board was requested to amend the motion made yesterday to state that the $47,722 listed for personal property also be subtracted from the total actual value for Cheley Camps.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board amend the motion made yesterday during the abatement hearing for Cheley Colorado Camps, Inc. to include the exclusion of the $47,722 listed for personal property, resulting in a grand total of $185,720 to be subtracted from the total actual value recommended by the Assessor's Office.

Motion carried 2 - 0.







M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 10:05 a.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 2 - 0

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.; no action taken.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1994

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, Interim County Administrator. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were: Maggie Carter, Larry Lechner, Maxine Weaver, Dee Barger, Mary Lou Schmunck, and Neil Gluckman of the Planning Team for the Northern Larimer County Land Use Symposium; Robert Thompson, Program Specialist Human Development; Doug Keasling, Director of Social Services; Bryan Werner, POST 2001; Sgt. Bill Nelson, Emergency Operations; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NORTHERN LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE SYMPOSIUM: Mr. Lechner noted that the Planning Team was formed to review the purpose of the symposium, determine dates and logistics, develop the criteria for selection of applicants and to recruit potential participants; over 200 applications were given out and 130 returned. The planning team reviewed the applications and selected participants representing a balance in land use philosophies, residence, gender, etc. Several members from the same household applied to serve on the committee; however, the team decided there should only be one member per household. The representatives from the planning team submitted the list of recommendations and requested Board approval. Much discussion followed; it was decided that in the future when openings occur among the list of participants, that Ms. Carter and Mr. Gluckman will fill those vacancies from the list of alternates. The Board thanked the planning team for all their hard work and time spent in the selection process.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the list of recommended participants to serve on the Northern Larimer County Land Use Symposium, as submitted by the planning team.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION "HOPE (HOMELESS ORGANIZATIONS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION) WEEK" - OCTOBER 2 - 8, 1994: Mr. Thompson presented a Proclamation for "HOPE WEEK", October 2 - 8, 1994, and requested Board approval and the Chair's signature. Mr. Thompson stated that the purpose of "HOPE Week" is educate the community on the issue of homelessness, encouraging all community members to join together to search for solutions and to work cooperatively to meet their human needs. Chair Duvall read the Proclamation aloud.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the Proclamation for "HOPE (Homeless Organizations for Public Education) Week", October 2 - 8, 1994, in Larimer County, to honor individuals and families struggling to have a safe, decent and affordable home and in recognition of the efforts of agencies to end homelessness, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. RESOLUTION ON POST 2001: Mr. Werner and Mr. MacFarlane presented a Resolution supporting the POST 2001 sales and use tax initiative, which is on the November 1994 ballot, and requested Board approval and the Chair's signature. Chair Duvall noted for the record that the Board requested staff to include in the Resolution that the Larimer County Commissioners intend to negotiate all land acquisitions from willing sellers based upon just compensation to the property owner and that the benefits of this county-wide proposal will be equitably distributed to citizens and communities throughout Larimer County. Mr. Werner stated that inclusion of these two statements will clarify some of the issues and questions which have arisen about the initiative. Commissioner Hotchkiss also clarified for the record that food and drugs will be exempt from this tax. Mr. MacFarlane submitted a press release which was prepared by the POST 2001 Group.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Resolution expressing support for a citizen sponsored proposal to fund parks, open space and trails within Larimer County with a one-quarter cent sales and use tax, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R94-124g RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR A CITIZEN

SPONSORED PROPOSAL TO FUND PARKS, OPEN SPACE

AND TRAILS WITHIN LARIMER COUNTY WITH A ONE

QUARTER CENT SALES AND USE TAX

4. APPOINTMENTS TO RESTRUCTURING COMMITTEE: Mr. Keasling submitted a list of recommended persons to serve on the Human Service Restructuring Planning Committee and requested Board approval; he noted that selection was based partially on geographical representation. Commissioner Disney suggested one revision to the list and recommended that Frank Locker be chosen to represent municipalities.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board accept the list of persons submitted by Mr. Keasling to serve on the Human Service Restructuring Planning Committee, with the one revision to the list suggested by Commissioner Disney to appoint Frank Locker to represent municipalities.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. CONTRACT FOR CHILD SUPPORT: Mr. Keasling presented a Child Support Enforcement Contract/Agreement for Services and requested approval from the Board and the Chair's signature. Mr. Keasling explained that the Colorado Child Support Services, Inc. will take the absent parent cases, approximately 600 cases which Social Services has not been able to locate due to lack of staff and time, and attempt to locate and collect from them for 16% of the return. Mr. Keasling noted that this agreement has been reviewed and approved by Mike Abrams, Assistant County Attorney, and will also be reviewed and approved by the State. Mr. Keasling stated that this is a "win" situation because we are not going to collect this money for a long time and we are not out any money if they don't collect.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Child Support Enforcement Contract/Agreement for Services, as recommended by Mr. Keasling, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A94-147 CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT/CONTRACT

FOR SERVICES BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND COLORADO CHILD

SUPPORT SERVICES, INC.

6. LIFTING OF FIRE BAN: As the fire danger has diminished in Larimer County, Sgt. Nelson requested the Board to lift the fire ban which was imposed on June 29, 1994.



M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board of County Commissioners lift the fire ban in Larimer County, effective immediately, as recommended by Sgt. Nelson.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. WORKSESSION:

-- Fair Board Appointments: Mr. Lancaster submitted the names of persons recommended by the Larimer County Fair Board Executive Committee to be reappointed to the Larimer County Fair Board and requested Board approval. Mr. Lancaster noted that Ms. Kelli Snider has resigned her position; therefore, the two vacant positions on the Fair Board will be advertised immediately so interviews can be held October 26 at the next Fair Board meeting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board appoint Rod Johnson, Doug Anderson, Craig Hayward and Ed Aitkin to the Larimer County Fair Board, each for a three-year term ending in 1997; and accept Kelli Jo Snider's resignation from the Fair Board.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Inlet Bay Marina License: Mr. Lancaster stated that a memo has been received from John MacFarlane, Parks Director, recommending that the Inlet Bay Marina License payment for 1994 be reduced by $10,660 to defray costs of electrical infra-structure installed at Inlet Bay; the memo stated that this request and reduction complies with the existing policy for Capital Improvements at License Holders Location. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to authorize Mr. Lancaster to advise Mr. MacFarlane to proceed with his recommendation to reduce the Inlet Bay Marina License payment for 1994 by $10,660.

-- Discussion of Meetings with City Councils: Mr. Lancaster stated that yesterday Chair Duvall and he met with the Mayor of Fort Collins and the Acting City Manager and discussed having regular meetings with the councils. Mr. Lancaster's recommendation is to have quarterly meetings, alternating with the Loveland and Fort Collins City Councils in order to have individual meetings, as many discussion items would not be of interest to the other; if there is a particular issue to be discussed, a special meeting can be scheduled. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to concur with Mr. Lancaster's suggestion. The Board also decided to meet informally with the individual Town Boards before each "County Seat for a Day" to determine what local issues should be discussed.

-- Policy Worksession Agenda: Mr. Lancaster stated that the main item to be discussed during tomorrow's Policy Worksession will be the budget; also included will be a discussion with Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager, regarding the location of the new courthouse.

-- Invitations for the Board: Ms. Hart informed the Board of the following invitations: 1) Front Range Mountain Backdrop Group Meeting on October 13 to discuss the $50,000 grant award from Great Outdoors Colorado to pursue a study of the mountain backdrop and define critical parcels for future open space preservation. Commissioner Disney has a prior commitment; therefore, he suggested that Planning Director John Barnett, or John MacFarlane or K-Lynn Cameron of the Parks Department, be asked if they would like to attend this meeting; 2) Chair Duvall was invited to participate in a series of Roundtable discussions to identify issues and potential solutions for a long-standing truck routing concern in Fort Collins beginning Wednesday, October 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Chair Duvall will be speaking at Rotary Club at noon that day; therefore, Commissioner Disney will attend this discussion; 3) Poudre School District R-1 will be having a series of Quality Review Panels to evaluate the district's performance and make recommendations for future improvements and they invited Chair Duvall to become a member of the Organizational Structure Panel beginning October 19 at 7 p.m.; Chair Duvall indicated she would like to participate on this Panel; 4) CCI invited the Board to attend a series of Committee Policy Meetings on October 7 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. to review policy statements and resolutions for 1995; Commissioner Duvall cannot attend because of a prior commitment; 5) CCI Urban District Meeting on October 14 at 9 a.m.; Commissioner Disney will attend; 6) Ms. Hart reported to the Board that the CCI Winter Conference will be held in Colorado Springs the week of November 28, through December 1, 1994.

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

1. Sale of Lot 75 in Crystal Lakes: Ms. Haag presented the closing documents for the sale of Lot 75 in Crystal Lakes Twelfth Filing, P.U.D. and requested the Chair's signature; Ms. Haag noted that the Board previously approved this transaction.

D94-32 QUIT-CLAIM DEED FOR LOT 75, CRYSTAL LAKES TWELFTH

FILING, P.U.D. (Scott and Debra J. Fitzgerald)

2. Discussion of Transfer of Property to State for Juvenile Holding Facility: Mr. Hass requested guidance from the Board regarding how they would like to negotiate the transfer of the land to the State for the Juvenile Holding Facility. Commissioner Hotchkiss recommended that the land be conveyed; discussion followed whether the property should be conveyed without restrictions or should some considerations for a legitimate public use be imposed. Mr. Hass stated he has been working with the Attorney General on this matter and several options are being discussed. Currently, they are considering a stipulation which states that if the use of the facility is changed from a juvenile facility, then at that time the state will have the option to either give the property back to us or pay the county a fair market value. Mr. Hass will draft a letter of intent outlining the Board's desires and wants regarding this matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 11:10 a.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:20 a.m.; no action taken.

At this time, Commissioner Disney left the meeting to attend a luncheon meeting in Berthoud.

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

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of September 26, 1994 and the Agenda for the week of October 10, 1994, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the Petitions for Abatement, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller, for the following: Classy Chassie Auto Wash; Crume; Brunkow; Whitmore; Everitt Lumber CO. (3) Harris; Ladanyi (2); Tiller; Palmer; Spring 8, Inc. and Bonner Peak Ranch, Ltd.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the following miscellaneous documents: Notice Concerning Restriction on Sale of Lots in Grasslands Subdivision - 2nd Phase; Grassland Subdivision 2nd Filing Plat; Boundary Line Adjustment & Amended Plat of Lot 1, of the Gertrude Collier Minor Residential Development; Letter of Support to Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Topeka - Affordable Housing Program; and State Site Application for Boxelder Sanitation District.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to La Chaumiere - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Lyons, CO.; Gateway Liquors - 6% - Loveland, CO.; and Columbine Lodge - 3.2% - Bellvue, CO.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A94-148 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT AND ADDENDUM

TO SIA, EXHIBIT B1 AND B2 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND MICHAEL LADEN FOR

THE GRASSLAND SUBDIVISION, FIRST & SECOND PHASE

A94-149 AGREEMENT TO FURNISH CONSULTING SERVICES BETWEEN

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND INTERPLAN

A94-150 FIRST AMENDMENT TO OFFICE LEASE AGREEMENT

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND

HISTORICAL OPERA HOUSE PROPERTIES, LTD.

(Expansion/Remodel in the Opera Galleria, Fort Collins, CO.)

C94-58 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND GALLENSTEIN & ASSOCIATION, INC.

(Construction Contract to remove abandoned oil line on County

Road 70 north of Wellington - Project #160)

C94-59 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND STATE OF COLORADO, DEPARTMENT

OF TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

(Provision of Funds by Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (LEAF)

for Prevention of Drunken Driving)

R94-125g RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT

ASSISTANCE FUND (LEAF) CONTRACT - #L-08-95

R94-126s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PROPOSED

STREET NAMES MILL CREEK ROAD ASSOCIATION

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 11:30 a.m.

PLANNING WORKSESSION WITH JOHN BARNETT

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 1:30 p.m. for a Planning Worksession with John Barnett, Director of Planning. Chair Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were Russ Legg, Chief Planner, and Frank Lancaster, Interim County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Barnett submitted a summary and proposed fee policy which was developed as part of the fee study. The summary tables indicate alternative revenue projections for cost recovery factors of 50%, 75% and 100% of the direct labor costs associated with development review based on the 1993 application history. Mr. Barnett stated that the direct labor costs for Larimer County Staff include Planning, Engineering, Environmental Health, Parks, and County Attorney time devoted directly to project review. Mr. Barnett stated that the Staff recommendation is for the Board to approve the 100% labor cost recovery; however, for variances, boundary line adjustments, and amended plats they recommend only a 50% labor cost recovery. Discussion followed regarding a fee waiver policy for unique projects, such as affordable housing, or providing incentives for fee reduction, such as inclusion of open space areas. There was also discussion of the comparison done between Larimer County and regional cities and counties of the highest, lowest, and average development review fees.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board adopt the 75% labor cost recovery plan for development review fees with variance fees to be at 50% labor cost recovery, and boundary line adjustment and amended plat applications to remain at their current level; these fees become effective January 1, 1995 and are to be reviewed in six months and annually thereafter in conjunction with the County budget cycle.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.



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JANET S. DUVALL, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:


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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk




October 5, 1994