PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1994

SUBDIVISIONS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with John Barnett, Director of Planning. Chairman Pro-Tem Disney presided; Commissioner Hotchkiss was present. Chairman Duvall was absent. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Jerry White, Zoning Administrator; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Office; Russ Legg, Development Processing Administrator; Rex Burns, Engineering; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Barnett requested the Board to table the Slab Canyon Limestone Quarry Special Review until February 7, 1994 until which time the whole Board of County Commissioners will be present.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board table the Slab Canyon Limestone Quarry Special Review (#93-ZR0289) until February 7, 1994, as requested by Mr. Barnett.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

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

1. LYNN ACRES AMENDED PLAT - LOTS 4 & 5 (#93-SA0398):

12-06-69; NORTH SIDE OF TRILBY ROAD EAST OF HIGHWAY 287;

5.59 ACRES; 3 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING (01-10-94)

This is a request to reconfigure three lots. Staff Findings include: 1) Lynn Acres was approved in 1971. Some existing lots were omitted from the Plat when the original subdivision was platted; 2) The proposed Amended Plat will combine two metes and bounds lots with two subdivision lots resulting in three lots, two improved and one vacant; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area have reviewed the Amended Plat and stated no objections. Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 4 and 5, Block 7, Lynn Acres.

2. SADDLEBACK 1ST FILING AMENDED PLAT (#93-SA0404):

04-07-69; WEST OF TAFT HILL ROAD, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF VINE

DRIVE; .97 ACRES; 4 LOTS; R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING (01-10-94)

This is a request to reconfigure one lot and one open space tract (Lot 25 and Tract A) to fit the current use of the property. Staff Findings are: 1) Saddleback Subdivision, First Filing was approved in 1977; 2) Over the years, the owners of Lot 25 assumed the care of part of Tract A which is owned by the Homeowner's Association; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area have reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 25 and Tract A, Saddleback, First Filing.

3. PINEWOOD SPRINGS 5TH FILING AMENDED PLAT (#93-SA0405):

34-04-71; WEST OF HIGHWAY 36 NORTH OF THE BOULDER COUNTY

LINE; 1.65 ACRES; 1 LOT; O-OPEN ZONING (01-10-94)

This is a request to combine two subdivision lots (Lots 121 & 122) to result in one single family building site. Staff Findings include: 1) Pinewood Springs 5th Filing was approved in 1961; 2) The applicant owns two contiguous lots with a house that was recently constructed. The house encroaches on the common lot line between Lots 121 and 122; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area have reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections; 4) The proposed Amended Plat is intended to combine Lots 121 and 122 by deleting the common lot line between them. Staff Recommendation is for Approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 121 and 122, Pinewood Springs 5th Filing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendations and approve the Lynn Acres amended Plat - Lots 4 & 5 (#93-SA0398); Saddleback 1st Filing Amended Plat (#93-SA0404); and Pinewood Springs 5th Filing Amended Plat (#93-SA0405); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

4. NELSON KENNEL SPECIAL REVIEW AMENDMENT (#93-ZR0335):

35-05-69; 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 16, 1/2 MILE WEST OF

U. S. HIGHWAY 287 (620 WEST COUNTY ROAD 16); 4.4 ACRES; 1 LOT;

FA-FARMING ZONING (01-10-94)

This is a request to amend Special Review to allow the addition of a 3,750 square foot building to an existing dog breeding kennel to replace some existing outdoor runs. Mr. White provided the project description, background, and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Staff Findings are: 1) The proposed use complies with the intended purposes of the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution and the County Land Use Plan; 2) The utilization of the building will make the kennel more harmonious with the surrounding neighborhood, and will not affect property values in the area; 3) The proposal will not impair the public health, welfare, prosperity or safety, if developed and operated in conformance with the submitted application and the conditions of approval.

Mr. Brad March, attorney representing the applicants, emphasized to the Board that denial of this application will not eliminate the kennel and approval will result in improvements to the kennel; such as, improved dog care with inside facilities, unsightly facilities will be removed, reduction of noise, and will not result in any increased dogs or traffic. Mr. March requested several changes be made to the conditions for approval; such as, exclusion of requirement for house pets, outdoor run hours, height of solid wood fence, etc. Commissioner Disney asked about the disposal of animal waste and was assured it would be bagged daily and collected weekly. Valerie Harmon, Linda Carlson, Doreen Leonard, Karen Cavalier, adjacent property owners, addressed the Board with their concerns of commercialization, misrepresentation of owners, misrepresentation of advertising, air circulation in the kennel, waste disposal, dog exercise area, continuation of operation if business is sold, etc. Mr. White addressed some of the concerns and noted that if violations occur, the neighbors can file a complaint.

After lengthy discussion of the concerns, the Staff/Planning Commission Recommendation was amended as follows: Approval of the Amended Special Review, with the following amended conditions: 1) This approval supersedes the 1977 approval of the Johnson Special Review; 2) At no time shall the number of dogs on the property exceed 65 over four months of age; 3) All existing outdoor dogs runs and kennels shall be removed within 90 days of occupancy of the building or within one year of the date of approval, whichever comes first. Dogs, excluding house pets, shall be maintained only in the kennel building and the attached outdoor runs, as shown on the submitted plan; 4) Dogs shall not be allowed to utilize any outdoor runs between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.; 5) A landscaping plan shall be submitted to County Planning within 60 days for review and approval. The approved plan shall be implemented within six months. It shall include installation of a solid wood minimum of 6' fence around the exterior of the outdoor dog runs; 6) A site drainage and grading plan shall be provided within 60 days, for review and approval by the County Planning and Engineering Departments. It shall be implemented within six months; 7) The owner and her successors shall agree in writing to participate in an organization or program established for the maintenance of the access road. Such participation shall be proportionate to the amount of traffic created by the subject property; 8) Disposal of dead animals shall be in a manner acceptable to the County Health Department, and shall not include on-site burial; 9) Compliance with all fire protection and access requirements of the Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau prior to occupancy of the building; 10) All development, use, and operation of the site shall be consistent with the above conditions, and Zoning File Exhibit A (Application for Zoning Action dated July 28, 1993). Non-compliance with these conditions shall be cause for revocation of this Special Review; 11) Absolutely no sales, boarding, grooming or other commercial use in any fashion, other than the sale of animals themselves, will be allowed, nor shall there be any advertising of any thing other than the dog breeding and dog sales; 12) Should this business cease to exist or change substantially for a continuous period of one year, this Special Review will be revoked.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and the Staff/Planning Commission Recommendation, with conditions as amended, and approve the Nelson Kennel Special Review Amendment (#93-ZR0335).

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. MEAD FISHING CLUB/HANDY DITCH COMPANY ALLEGED ZONING

VIOLATION (#93-ZV0385): NW 1/4 SW 1/4 10-4-69; NORTHEAST

CORNER COUNTY ROAD 10E; FA-FARMING ZONING (01-10-94)

This alleged violation is for expansion of a boat parking/storage area for a private fishing club in the FA-1 Farming Zoning District. Mr. Pedas provided the historical background of the Mead Fishing Club and submitted photos of the parking area taken last week and aerial photos from 1974 and 1987. Mr. Pedas reviewed the major issues and concerns and noted that a complaint against the Club was filed as a result of their removal of weeds and other debris from the east end of their camping/storage area and using the cleaned up area for parking and storage of boats. Mr. Pedas stated that regarding the non-conforming status regarding expansion, no additional land has been added, there are no new members, and the number of campers has not increased. Staff Findings include: 1) The subject property is zoned FA-1 Farming; 2) The FA-1 Farming Zoning District does not permit boat storage not accessory to a permitted use; 3) The Mead Fishing Club has leased the Welch Reservoir and adjacent land for several decades; 4) The Mead Fishing Club has improved a small boat storage area in close proximity to the reservoir and camping area for the use of club members; 5) The improved area for parking and storing boats is an expansion of a non-conforming use requiring approval of a variance; 6) Continued use of the property inconsistent with the zoning regulations may affect property values in the neighborhood. Staff Recommendation is to find that a violation exists, require compliance within 90 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

John Haskew, President of the Mead Fishing Club, addressed the Board and stated they are the oldest private lessee in the State of Colorado and after fifty years were granted a lifetime lease; everything they do is thru consent from the Handy Ditch Company. They have tried to improve the area, they have strict bylaws, they have three clean-up days a year, and they attempt to keep the area very clean. In cleaning the area and removing the weeds and making more parking space, they were not aware this was a non-conforming use. Dean Anderson, President Handy Ditch Company, stated that when the Fishing Club asked for permission to clean the area and remove the weeds, they readily gave their consent because they are excellent housekeepers and neighbors and thought this would be an advantage to everyone. Ms. Jeanne Bolton, adjacent property owner, submitted photos of the area and reviewed the history of their relationship with the Mead Fishing Club since 1970, noting that there were no problems until 1990 when the Club built a raised gravel road in place of the old track. This gravel road has created a higher volume of traffic and dust, created a dam and changed the water line of the lake; building materials were moved into the area, and they were told there are plans for an RV Park and that is why they are here today--they are not willing to live with this expansion of a non-conforming use. Ms. Bolton requested the gravel road and dam be removed, the overnight camping stopped, and use limited to what was grandfathered in the FA-1 Zoning. Marjorie Knievel, adjacent property owner, noted that the Mead Fishing Club has been a good neighbor and has been cooperative over the years, but the boat storage was not part of the original plan. Chris Bolton stated there are more campers located south of the lake than previously and this is a violation of the zoning. Mr. Bolton stated that the road is primarily used by eight families but was upgraded by the County in 1992 for approximately $75,000 (which usually isn't done unless there are 200 trips per day on the road); most of the club members are not County residents; therefore, the County taxpayers are subsidizing the Fishing Club.

Commissioner Hotchkiss stated that some kind of reasonable expansion and improvement of an area is one thing and can be tolerated and expected. The Board needs to decide what is a misuse of that principle and when property owners have gone beyond what is reasonable maintenance and upkeep for their members; however, they don't have the right to store extra trailers and boats in an area where storage wasn't allowed previously. In response to questions from Commissioner Hotchkiss, Mr. Pedas stated there is a notable physical expansion and would constitute an expansion of a non-conforming use.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendation and find that a violation exists, require compliance within 90 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met and cautioned the parties involved to get together and attempt to resolve this complaint to everyone's satisfaction.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 10:55 a.m.







EMPLOYEE MEETINGS @ 12:00 NOON AND 5:45 P.M.

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 12:00 noon and 5:45 p.m. for Employee Meetings. Chairman Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss presided. Also present were: Ralph Jacobs, Director of Personnel; Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chairman Duvall outlined the Agenda for today's Employee Meetings, thanked everyone for responding to the internal survey, and noted that even though Larimer County is doing a good job, the Board is continually striving for continued improvement in customer service. Commissioner Hotchkiss noted that Larimer County is a large corporation and all over the country large corporations are having to let employees go or requiring them to take salary reductions and he hopes Larimer County will never have to do the same. Commissioner Disney stated he wished all the people in Larimer County knew how lucky they are to have the employees of Larimer County working for them.

Mr. Jacobs noted that last spring the Personnel Department was asked by the Board for information regarding where Larimer County stands in relation to the other Front Range Counties. Mr. Jacobs reported that to close the gap completely between the Front Range Budget Conference Group of nine and Larimer County's current rates would cost $3.2 million, and an incremental implementation would cost about $2 million. Based on a realistic approach to the County's financial resources, the Personnel Department is recommending the incremental salary plan. Therefore, the salary increases this year will range from 0%, 2.5% & 5%; a little over half of the employees in Larimer County will receive the 5% increase and a little less than half will receive the 2.5%. Mr. Jacobs noted that the merit system and benefit plans will be continued as in the past. Mr. Jacobs reported on what some of the other counties are doing regarding pay raises in 1994: Adams, Jefferson, and Pueblo are not receiving an increase, Arapahoe - 2.5%, Douglas 2% to 4.5%, El Paso 2%, and Weld 4.5%.

Mr. Anderson addressed the problem of County employees parking in and around the Courthouse in two-hour spots and requested voluntary employee compliance in not parking in these locations to facilitate improved customer relations and service. Mr. Anderson reported that from now on persons reporting for Jury duty will also be required to park in Block 31. If the parking situation does not improve, tickets will have to be issued, department heads notified, and possibly a notice put in the employee's personnel file. Mr. Anderson stated they intend to improve the lighting for Block 31 and are considering other improvements as well.

Mr. Gordon provided a preliminary report of the raw data of the Internal Survey Results and noted that 474 responses were received out of 1000--a 45% return. In summary, the results show that a majority of employees like the overall work environment, know their jobs well, are respected for their abilities, proud of their work performance, and receive pretty good supervision. The results also indicated good job-related training opportunities, but not good promotional opportunities, hiring practices are OK, but they are not real happy with compensation but do like the benefits package; there is a lot of stress in their jobs and morale varies from department to department to a major degree.

Commissioner Duvall thanked the Customer Service Team, headed by Len Bammer, which worked very hard putting together the internal and external surveys, and also thanked the Strategic Planning Team, headed by Dana Klausmeyer, and the Organizational Team, headed by Frank Lancaster. She informed the employees that the County will be working on Strategic Planning this year and will be putting together a cabinet; however, very few organizational changes will be made at this time.

Questions from the employees were raised and discussed regarding who the external survey will be sent to, customer relations, extended hours for courthouse offices, inadequate number of trunk lines into the County offices, reason for changes in title for some job classifications, reason for eleven holidays this year instead of twelve as in 1993, etc.

Chairman Duvall thanked everyone for coming to today's meetings, the purpose of which is to stay in touch with the employees and keep the lines of communication open.

The meeting recessed and adjourned at 12:55 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1994

PERSONNEL STANDING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Ralph Jacobs, Director of Personnel. Chairman Duvall presided; Commissioner Hotchkiss was present. Commissioner Disney was in Estes Park speaking to the Sunrise Rotary Club. Also present were: Patsi Maroney, Compensation & Benefits Specialist; Suzanne Comcowich, Employee Relations/Classification Specialist; Bob Grewell, Director of Finance; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. EMPLOYEES ABOVE "M" STEP FOR THE 1994: Mr. Jacobs noted that currently there are five employees in Larimer County who are paid at rates higher than the maximum rate ("M" Step) of the pay grades to which they are assigned. In 1993, employees who were over "M" step were given the across the board increase; however, the 1994 pay plan is based on the Front Range Budget Conference Survey and pay increases should not be given to these employees. The Personnel Department's recommendation is that employees who are paid more than the "M" step of their pay grade remain at their current rate of pay for 1994, because they are already receiving a higher rate of pay than other employees performing similar work, and to continue to give these employees pay increases would be unfair to those employees who are topped out at "M" step. Mr. Jacobs requested the pleasure of the Board in this matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the recommendation of the Personnel Department that the five employees who are paid more than the "M" step of their pay grade remain at their current rate of pay for 1994.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Mr. Jacobs noted that if the Board desires, a policy amendment could be drafted to allow the Personnel Director to handle this matter automatically, thereby eliminating the necessity for bringing it before the Board for approval each year; the Board concurred and Mr. Jacobs will return to the Board for approval when the policy amendment is drafted.

2. LIFE INSURANCE: Ms. Maroney reported that the County's previous life insurance policy through Prudential Insurance Company covered all County employees for their annual salary amount of $10,000, regardless of the employee's age, and the employee's spouse was covered for $2,000 regardless of the employee's spouse's age. The County changed life insurance companies this year and benefit reductions for employees over age 70 are different. According to the Consultants at Mercer, it is highly unusual to cover employees over age 70 at the same level they were covered before age 70. Ms. Maroney stated that if the County wishes to continue covering employees over age 70 at the 100% benefit level, it will increase the 1994 life insurance rates for all employees by 12.5% and it will cost an additional $11,281; the County currently has eight employees over age 70. The consultants at Mercer recommend keeping the current premium rates and reduce the employees' life insurance benefit starting at age 70 and the Personnel Department agrees; however, they recommend not reducing or canceling the spouse's death benefit due to age since the coverage amount is minimal and can be done without increasing the premium rates. Mr. Jacobs noted that it is both in compliance with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the insurance industry standards to reduce employee benefits starting at age 70. Mr. Jacobs requested the Board's pleasure on this matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the recommendation of the Personnel Department and the Consultants at Mercer to reduce the employees' life insurance benefit starting at age 70.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Ms. Maroney noted that with the new insurance policy there is no coverage for pilots; the old policy covered them when they were on the job. There are two employees in the Sheriff's Department who are pilots; Personnel is having them fill out information to send to the insurance company to see if a separate rider can be added to the policy to cover them on the job. If this is possible, negotiations will be worked out with the insurance company and the Sheriff's Department and return to the Board with a specific proposal.

At this time, Administrative Parks Manager Debra Stillwell joined the meeting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

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

UPDATE ON STATUS OF SINGLE FAMILY MORTGAGE REVENUE BONDS

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:00 p.m. in regular session with Bob Grewell, Director of Finance. Chairman Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were: Larry Aubrecht, Kemper Securities; and Bill Gordon, County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Discussion was held regarding the restructuring of Larimer County Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bonds, 1984 Series A. Mr. Aubrecht stated that the original mortgage loans had a forgiveness provision, and if the bonds aren't tendered they will continue compounding at 11.75% interest rate. The mortgages supporting these bonds are only 11.25%; so there is higher cost for the bonds than is actually being earned on the mortgages. Kemper has proposed replacing the bonds, which have been tendered, with taxable bonds in the range of 8 to 9%. The bonds will become more solvent and the revenues to pay off the debt will be more than sufficient to pay off the bonds and benefit the County between $150,000 to $200,000. The plan calls for Step 1 - Issue taxable Replacement Bonds, which will require a resolution to modify indenture; Step 2 - Defease tendered bonds to maturity; Step 3 - Remarket defeased bonds; and Step 4 - Deposit $150,000 to $200,000 into an escrow to be used for benefit of 1981 and/or 1983 issue. If this proposal is accepted by the Board, the plan will be sent to the County Attorney for their review and will require a Resolution to be adopted by the Board. Mr. Grewell recommends the Board approve this restructuring of bonds; it shows a good effort on the part of Kemper to help alleviate a bad situation. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was for Mr. Aubrecht to proceed with the proposal as presented.

The meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.





WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1994

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 Duvall presided; Commissioners Disney and Hotchkiss were present. Also present were: Frank Lancaster, Director of Natural Resources. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. DISCUSSION OF THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY NORTH OF THE LANDFILL: Mr. Lancaster stated that a counter offer of $1,000 per acre has been received from St. Joseph's Church for the five acres of land north of the landfill. Mr. Lancaster noted that the $1,000 per acre is within the value range estimated by our appraiser and he recommends the Board accept the counter offer and proceed with the purchase.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board accept the counter offer of $1,000 per acre from St. Joseph's Church and purchase the five acres of land north of the landfill for $5,000.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. REAPPOINTMENT TO THE LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY (LETA) BOARD:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board reappoint Ron Uthmann to the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA) Board for a two-year term ending December 31, 1995, as recommended by the LETA Board and the fire districts which he represents.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Gordon presented a proposed Agenda of ten main items for the Joint Dinner Meeting with the City of Fort Collins/Loveland and Board of County Commissioners to be held at Carolyn's Cuisine on January 24, 1994 at 5:30 p.m. After discussion of the length of the Agenda and the presentations to be made, the Board recommended that each entity choose one policy item for discussion and eliminate the presentations. This will allow sufficient time for in-depth discussion of each item and possible resolution. Mr. Gordon will inform Fort Collins and Loveland of this decision.

-- Mr. Gordon presented an outline of events for Martin Luther King Day and noted that the Board has been requested to participate and speak for two minutes at the Toastmasters Open Forum at noon at the Fort Collins Public Library and be represented at the Lincoln Center at 7 p.m., both of these events to be held on Monday, January 17, 1994. After discussion, it was decided that Commissioner Hotchkiss will attend and speak at the Forum at noon, Commissioner Duvall will attend the Lincoln Center event, and Commissioner Disney has been invited to an event in Loveland that evening. Mr. Gordon noted that a bill for printing costs was included with the outline of events for printing costs; Commissioner Duvall noted that she had offered the services of our "in-house" print shop. Mr. Gordon will investigate this matter further.

-- Mr. Gordon noted that a letter was received from Stan Everitt thanking the Board for their contribution of $2,000 to help finance the Quality Indicators Project. The Board directed Mr. Gordon not to pay the $2,000 until the two conditions required for payment are met; i.e., the City of Fort Collins also make a financial contribution to the project, and changing the name to Larimer County Quality of Life Indicators.

-- Mr. Gordon requested approval from the Board to pay the invoice for the County's annual assessment for membership in Colorado Counties, Inc. and the Public Lands Contribution for the fiscal year 1994.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the payment of $29,311 for the annual assessment for membership in Colorado Counties, Inc., and payment of $4,209 for the Public Lands Contribution for 1994.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. COMMISSIONER'S REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported that at the Statewide Transportation Meeting he attended recently, it was decided to form a smaller working group to identify leaders in the private sector to champion the cause of transportation enhancement; Commissioner Disney was appointed to this group as the local governmental representative.

-- Commissioner Disney made available to the Board the "Workshop Proceedings" from the Rocky Mountain Conference held last September in Estes Park.

-- Commissioner Disney reported that at the CCI Urban District Meeting in Denver last Friday it was noted that the local improvement district question is already included in an Amendment #1 clean-up bill; as more information is received on this bill, he will share it with the Board. Commissioner Disney also reported that the issue of vacating old subdivision plats will be back in Legislature again this year as a CCI priority, along with Senate Bill 35.

-- Commissioner Disney noted that he has a copy of information on tax increment financing to share with the Board if they are interested

-- Commissioner Disney reminded the Board of the National Association of Counties Association (NACO) Conference to be held in March in Washington, D.C. Commissioner Hotchkiss noted he is going, as it the most worthwhile conference to attend and he would be happy to give the other Board Members a guided tour and introduce them around.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she attended the CCI Meeting on Health and Human Services restructuring and noted there is a lot of concern regarding where the restructuring is headed and the substantial changes proposed; it was suggested that the counties slow down and assess the situation to see what the State restructuring is before restructuring at the County level.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported that after meeting with Doug Keasling and Dr. Keith Olson they are putting together a request for participation or partnership to propose "Cities in Schools" to the three school districts in Larimer County. A draft will be prepared indicating the school's commitment and the County's commitment and brought to the Board for input and discussion, and then presented to each school superintendent. Mr. Keasling is putting together an RFP and will have it ready by the end of January.

-- Commissioner Duvall attended the Private Industry Council (PIC) Meeting and it was decided to make a recommendation to the County Commissioners to merge the Overall Economic Development Committee with PIC as a sub-committee

-- Commissioner Duvall suggested that the Board respond to Debbie Morgan of the LaPorte Area Advisory Committee (LAPAC) regarding their request for information on the air-quality study and urging the Commissioners to take action. Mr. Gordon indicated a response is being prepared.

-- Commissioner Duvall reminded the Board that Trisha Davidson offered to help with the publicity concerning the applications for the County's Boards and Commissions.

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 January 3, 1994, and the Agenda for the week of January 17, 1994, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.


M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Stanley Heights Amended Plat; Jones-Atherton/Miltenberger/Cady Amended Exemption; and the Meadowdale Hills 2nd Filing Amended Plat of Lots 98 and 99.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to the Rock Inn Steakhouse - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Estes Park, CO., and the Cloverleaf Race Track - 6% - Loveland, CO. County Approval was granted to Windjammer Liquors - 6% - Loveland, CO.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Hotchkiss moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A94-03 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

(1994 Human Resource Funding)

A94-04 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF TIMNATH

D94-01 DEED OF DEDICATION BY RONALD W. AND CAROLE N.

SONDRUP (Dedication of Property for Public Highway - CR 80C)

R94-03g RESOLUTION REGARDING DEPOSIT OF 1994 FUNDS

BY COUNTY TREASURER

R94-04g RESOLUTION CANCELING TAXES DETERMINED TO BE

UNCOLLECTIBLE BY THE COUNTY TREASURER

R94-05s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE

AMENDED MASTER PLAN OF RAMS HORN VILLAGE

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

R94-06z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING

THE PETITION OF KWXU-TV CHANNEL 22

R94-07z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE AMENDMENT

TO THE VINEY REZONING PLAN

Motion carried 3 - 0.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass, Assistant County Attorney Marla Hehn, County Clerk Chief Deputy Russ Ragsdale, Elections Supervisor Nancy Lubinski, and Right of Way Agent Dot McKean joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

M O T I O N

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

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.; no action taken.




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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