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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1995

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. Chair Disney presided; Commissioner Clarke was present. Commissioner Duvall was absent. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Jerry Blehm, Environmental Health; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Rex Burns, Flood Plain Administrator; and Rob Helmick, Planner II. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

Chair Disney noted that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience.

1. BREKKE MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT RELEASE OF COLLATERAL (#92-EX0162): NW 1/4 OF 21-04-69; SOUTHEAST CORNER AT THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 21 AND COLORADO HIGHWAY 56 (02-21-95)

This is a request for approval of the requested release of collateral of the Brekke MRD with the condition that no warranty collateral be required. Staff Findings include: 1) The Subdivision Improvements Agreement for the Brekke MRD was approved on December 24, 1992; 2) The developer has completed the required improvements, which have been inspected and approved by the appropriate agencies.

The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the requested release of collateral of the Brekke MRD, with the condition that no warranty collateral be required.

2. CARRIAGE HILLS 4TH FILING EASEMENT VACATION

(#95-SA0642): 06-04-72; 1180 LAKE SHORE DRIVE,

CARRIAGE HILLS, SOUTH OF ESTES PARK: .43 ACRES:

1 LOT: E-ESTATE ZONING (02-21-95)

This is a request to vacate three feet of a ten foot utility easement to accommodate an addition to an existing dwelling. Staff Findings include: 1) Carriage Hills Fourth Filing was approved in 1966 with ten-foot utility easements adjacent to all lot lines; 2) The applicant has planned an addition to the existing dwelling which meets the minimum required side setback of seven feet but encroaches on three feet of the utility easement; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments and all utilities serving this area have reviewed the proposed easement vacation and stated no objections.

The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the request to vacate three feet of an existing ten foot utility easement on Lot 15, Block 10, Carriage Hills Fourth Filing, with the condition that the applicant provide a written metes and bounds description of the easement being vacated. The description must be signed and sealed by a licensed surveyor.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendations and approve the Brekke Minor Residential development Release of Collateral (#92-EX0162) and the Carriage Hills 4th Filing Easement Vacation (#95-SA0642); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 9:03 a.m.

PUBLIC WORKS STANDING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:30 p.m. in regular session with the Director of Public Works, G. Rex Smith. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Clarke was present; Commissioner Duvall was not in the office today. Also present were: Bob Felsburg of Felsburg, Holt and Ullevig, Consultant to the Transportation Advisory Committee; Elaine W. Spencer, Engineering Services Manager; K-Lynn Cameron, Parks Department Planner; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, W. Gebauer.

1. Larimer County Transportation Plan Update: Mr. Felsburg presented to the Board a status report for the Larimer County Transportation Plan. He noted that the Transportation Advisory Committee has revised the statement of goals for the plan, and has held the first series of public workshops. The status report included maps of traffic analysis zones, the methodology for evaluating projects, and a priority listing of transportation improvement projects, among other items. Mr. Felsburg noted that the public workshops indicated that safety and the maintenance of the existing system especially concern county residents. The Committee will conduct the first test of the system by evaluating approximately a half-dozen projects, and Mr. Felsburg anticipated that they will revise the scoring system after this test. He added that they designed the traffic analysis zone maps in concert with the planning department, and that these maps reflect extensive socioeconomic data. Mr. Felsburg stated that the Transportation Advisory Committee is not developing a travel demand model, because such a model is more detailed than the County needs. However, the County could use the socioeconomic data in the plan to develop such a model in the future if needed.

Commissioner Clarke asked how the additional road improvements could be funded. Mr. Felsburg replied that the Committee is establishing the need for road improvements, rather than studying the funding mechanism itself. He anticipated, however, that there will be a significant shortfall in the present funding to complete the anticipated projects. Chair Disney noted that the Board will be meeting with Planning soon to discuss the development of the Partnership Land Use System, which will include economic development, affordable housing, and transportation policies.

Mr. Felsburg asked if the Committee is meeting the Board's expectations. Chair Disney replied that one goal of the Board is to be able to identify projects that the County is currently unable to serve. Ideally, the system would be able to give a projection as to when the County would be able to serve development in these areas. Mr. Felsburg stated that the Committee can best serve the Board by providing information, including identifying areas with the greatest expected growth and the greatest need for transportation development. Mr. Felsburg stated that the Staff would regularly review the plan, and that an outside consultant would not normally be needed. He added that the Committee will hold another round of public workshops in about a month at locations around the county. Chair Disney said that it might encourage public participation if members of the Planning Department attended the workshops.

2. General Discussion Regarding Potential Ballot Issues, e.g., Transportation, Facilities, Open Space: Chair Disney explained that several different ballot issues, for such things as new facilities, transportation, and open space, may come before the Board in the near future. Chair Disney stated that the Board needs to develop some sort of strategy for these potential ballot issues. Mr. Smith said that he was not aware of impending issues other than ones already discussed. However, he suspected that a new proposal may come out of the transportation plan. As for possible improvements to facilities, Chair Disney stated that a tax increase would be the last resort for the County. Mr. Smith said that the financial plan for the proposed facilities probably would be ready by the middle of March.

Chair Disney stated that a citizens' initiative would be preferable for a new open space ballot issue, because it would demonstrate public support for the proposal. Ms. Cameron noted that Adams and Douglas Counties have implemented county-wide open space plans. In these arrangements, the county collects the tax revenues, and then distributes the funds between local governments according to a formula based on vehicle registrations. The Board discussed how such a program might be implemented in Larimer County. Ms. Cameron expressed concern that having the Board refer a ballot proposal for facilities, and having a citizens' group distribute petitions for open space, may give the impression that new facilities are more important to the County than open space. The Board agreed that it is important to convey to the public the fact that all of these issues are important. Mr. Lancaster noted that there is no natural constituency for new County facilities, so the County cannot expect a citizens' group to distribute petitions for such a ballot issue. Mr. Lancaster also stated that it would be important to prioritize the ballot issues, in order to avoid presenting a broad array of ballot issues at one time. Commissioner Clarke expressed concern that several ballot issues would push the County to the 1% cap on sales tax revenues. Discussion followed about the possible effect of the TABOR Amendment on the cap.

3. Bicycle Race Season: Mr. Smith informed the Board that a proposal to close Centennial Ridge Drive for the Frostbite Bicycle Race will be forthcoming. Mr. Smith noted that the issue of closing roads for bicycle races has been of continuing concern for the Board.

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#215 @ 200)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:30 p.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Dr. Keith Olson, Director Mental Health; Brice Miller, Planning Department Building Official; Cpl. Don Griffith, Emergency Services; John Barnett, Director of Planning; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED NEW MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD BY LAWS: Dr. Olson requested Board approval of the proposed new Mental Health Advisory Board By Laws, noting they are the same as last year except for two minor changes. Dr. Olson stated that the State requires that the Advisory Board review the Bylaws every two years and subsequently approved by the government body, the Board of County Commissioners, in order to be in compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Division of Mental Health. Chair Disney asked if the proposed Bylaws and minor changes had been reviewed by the County Attorney; Dr. Olson responded that the minor changes had not been reviewed, but he will send them for review.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the proposed new Mental Health Advisory Board By Laws, subject to approval by the County Attorney, and authorize the Chair to sign same upon receipt of that approval.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

2. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO AMEND THE UNIFORM BUILDING CODE REGARDING ROOFING MATERIALS: Mr. Miller requested Board approval of the Findings and Resolution to amend the Uniform Building Code regarding roofing materials. Mr. Miller also submitted a map indicating the line where Class "B" roofing materials will be required in the County and noted that this line has been reviewed and approved by the Larimer County Sheriff's Department, Poudre Fire Authority, Loveland, Fire Department, and the Larimer County Planning and Building Staff. The Board requested clarification from Mr. Miller how this line was determined. Chair Disney asked Mr. Miller how the citizens will be notified of this action; Mr. Miller responded that this information will be included in a letter to be sent to all contractors within the next month, in addition to a public information brochure and detailed map being sent to the various entities.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Findings and Resolution approving the petition of Larimer County to amend the Uniform Building Code with regard to roofing materials, as requested by Mr. Miller, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R95-20g FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF

LARIMER COUNTY TO AMEND THE UNIFORM BUILDING

CODE REGARDING ROOFING MATERIALS

3. WORKSESSION:

-- Northern Larimer County Land Use Symposium Community Forum: Mr. Gluckman asked which of the Board members will be attending the Land Use Symposium Community Forum in Laporte tonight; all three Commissioners noted they will attend.

-- Discussion Items for Cabinet Meeting: Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that the subjects for discussion at the Cabinet Meeting tomorrow will be: 1) New Vision Statement and 2) Comprehensive Evaluation System.

-- Date for Strategic Plan Presentation: Mr. Gluckman noted that the official presentation of the Strategic Plan to the Board is tentatively set for March 21, 1995; he also noted that discussions have been ongoing with the City of Fort Collins regarding partnerships for external strategic planning and similar discussions will be held with Loveland, Estes Park, etc. Mr. Gluckman also informed the Board that he and Ms. Hart will be meeting with Poudre R1 Officials on February 24, 1995 to discuss the possibility of displaying students' artwork in the hallways of the courthouse.

-- Agenda Items for Next Week's Standing Meetings: Mr. Gluckman reviewed the agenda items for the two standing meetings next week for Health and Human Services and Employment and Training Service.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.

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

4. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 4:05 p.m. to discuss legal matters.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Board came out of Executive Session at Executive Session at 4:15 p.m.; no action taken.

At this time, Commissioner Duvall left the meeting.

5. COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Clarke informed the Board of an invitation the Board has received from the Mayor of Fort Collins to attend a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 12, 1995 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jefferson Street Park to celebrate the achievement of an agreement and funding for the Track Consolidation project. Commissioner Clarke stated that the track consolidation will reduce the daily number of trains crossing College Avenue from 22 to 10, eliminate 14 at-grade crossings, and will improve safety and reduce motorist delays and traffic congestion and associated air pollution.

-- Commissioner Clarke reported on the briefing he attended on Super Slab in Parker, Colorado on February 20, 1995; he noted that enthusiasm and willingness to participate in this project are very high among the various entities and the railroad. The completion of Super Slab would mean that Burlington Railroad would relocate their mainline traffic out of Fort Collins and Loveland. Commissioner Clarke expressed his enthusiasm for this project and noted that Super Slab is the vision for the next century and also noted that it will resolve the bypass problem for Fort Collins.

-- Commissioner Clarke reported that he and Rex Smith, Director of Public Works, attended a meeting last week with the Mayor, Officials, and Transportation staff of the City of Fort Collins regarding the railroad project. During the course of the meeting, they noted how pleased they are with what is being proposed for the new courthouse facilities and with the cooperation they have had from the Facilities Manager and consultants.


-- Chair Disney stated that at the last Urban District meeting there was a presentation from CSU Cooperative Extension about their reorganization. During this meeting, he learned that Governor Romer is covening a conference with farmers and ranchers regarding the future of agricultural land in Colorado to provide an opportunity for them to share their concerns with him. Commissioner Disney noted that Larimer County has the resources in their Extension Department to be a convener to do the same thing in Larimer County in order to provide a reality check on what the farmers and ranchers in Larimer County are thinking and feeling about the future of agricultural land in Larimer County.

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

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of February 13, 1995 and the Schedule for the week of February 27, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement for the following: Waterford, Mantle, Bradley, and Wiant, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the following miscellaneous documents: Impact Assistance Grant Application Authorized by H.B. 1331 (1979) and S.B. 94-016 Colorado Division of Wildlife Form; License for Club Operations for Horsetooth Reservoir for renewal of the 5-year License for the Sail and Saddle Club at Horsetooth Reservoir; Annual Certification of Larimer County Road Mileage to the Colorado Department of Transportation Larimer County Signature Sheet; Verification of Road Supervisor Form; Cimarron Lake Amended Plat; Kotin Subdivision Amended Plat; Pinewood Springs Amended Plat; and Program Year '94 (Summer 95) Summer Youth Plan Expenditure Authorization Signature Page Form.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County Approval was granted to the Mulberry Inn - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the following documents:

A95-06 WARRANTY COLLATERAL AGREEMENT FOR TRI-CITY

SUBDIVISION BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND PHILLIP C. AND TONI R. COLSON

A95-07 ADDENDUM TO LEASE - LEASE COMMENCEMENT DATE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION

A95-08 FRAUD REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

AND STUART VANMEVEREN, LARIMER COUNTY DISTRICT

ATTORNEY

A95-09 PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

AND STUART VANMEVEREN, LARIMER COUNTY DISTRICT

ATTORNEY

A95-10 COMBINED FS/AFDC PROGRAM COOPERATIVE

REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

D95-03 DEED OF DEDICATION BY MILDRED O. COLE (Dedication of

0.02 acres for Public Highway - Project #160 - Coal Creek Bridge)

D95-04 DEED OF DEDICATION BY MILDRED O. COLE (Dedication of

0.04 acres for Public Highway - Project #160 - Coal Creek Bridge)

R95-21s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION TO NAME A PREVIOUSLY

UNNAMED STREET IN COUNTRY SQUIRE MINOR

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R95-22s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF

TURNER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R95-23s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LEBSACK MINOR

LAND DIVISION - CHANGE OF CONDITIONS

R95-24z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF OSBORN GRAVEL PIT

R95-25z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING

THE PETITION OF STROH PIT

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 5 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1995

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING "THE PLAN FOR THE REGION

BETWEEN FORT COLLINS AND LOVELAND"

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 6:30 p.m. in the Loveland City Council Chambers at Loveland City Hall for a Joint Meeting with the Larimer County Planning Commission. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Clarke was present; Commissioner Duvall was absent due to illness. The Planning Commission Members present were: Steve Johnson, Vern Sunset, Kay Carter, Jim Hoeven, Michael Doten, Linda Stanley and Wendell Amos. Also present were Jill Bennett, Comprehensive Planner, K-Lynn Cameron, Parks Planner; and Deb Pearson, Representative from the City of Loveland. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. Welcome and Introductions: Chair Disney welcomed every one attending the hearing tonight and introduced the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission Members, the Mayor of Loveland, and several Loveland City Council Members in attendance.

2. Explanation of Hearing Process: Chair Disney stated that this was the second public hearing held on the Corridor, the first one being held in Fort Collins on February 8, 1995. Chair Disney stated that the purpose of tonight's hearing is to obtain public input on the proposed "Plan for the Region between Fort Collins and Loveland" and he emphasized that no decision will be made on the plan tonight. Chair Disney informed the group that on March 6, 1995, the County Commissioners will consider making a recommendation regarding the Plan for the Region to the Planning Commission, who will then consider taking final action at their regular meeting on March 15, 1995.

3. Presentation of Slide Show of the proposed Plan: Ms. Bennett presented a slide show and explained in detail the proposed "Plan for the Region between Fort Collins and Loveland. Ms. Bennett noted that this plan is an attempt to protect critical habitats and natural features in this area, to provide a separation to maintain community identities, and to respect the private property rights of those individuals owning land in the area. Ms. Bennett reviewed the Citizen's Corridor Task Force recommendations and the Preferred Land Use and the Alternate Land Use Scenarios; she outlined the actions needed to make the Plan a reality.

4. Public Testimony: At this time, the hearing was opened for public comment. John Rust, Loveland resident, asked when will public input be incorporated into the plan, he thinks the southern boundary of the plan is too close to Loveland, and he asked how will the plan be paid for. Mr. Rust also asked about Transferable Development Rights and what basis will be used for taxation, and if adoption of the plan is going to be a guideline or will it be set in stone. Larry Musuckowitz, resident of Brunz Subdivision, noted that the residents in his subdivision have 82 acres of open space which they maintain and love and do not want to lose; they have heard a rumor that Monroe Street might be continued on to CR 30 and they want to voice their opposition to that action. Mr. Musuckowitz noted, however, that the plan and concept in general are good. Bob Long, resides on CR 32, commended the people who have worked on this plan and noted that one of the key things about the plan is that it retains the present character and environment, which pleases himself and his neighbors. Cliff Nemitt, owns 33 acres in Section 11, spoke for several people stating that they are all committed to keeping this area open and rural and they strongly support the concept of maintaining a distinct buffer between the two cities; the problem is finding a way to accomplish the goals of the corridor group to maintain this open space and still protect private property rights. Steve Anderson, member of Citizens for the Recognition and Preservation of Private Property Rights group, asked why is this land in the corridor so valuable to the communities, but when talking about personal property rights, it isn't worth as much; he recommends going out on the open market to find out what the land is worth. Kathy Kuhlman submitted a packet of information to the Board and Commission; she read her presentation and thanked the Board for their commitment to public involvement. She noted that the plan does not support the idea of feathering; she offered some recommended changes, asked questions, provided a zoning map, etc. She ended by stating she supports the concept of the corridor plan. Mr. Johnson asked her if the plan reflects the desires of the corridor group; she responded "No", she feels it is the planner's plan. Mr. Johnson asked if she thinks the plan allows more development than the Task Force wanted; she responded that the plan is a step in the right direction. Mr. Johnson asked if she thinks the Task Force would agree that this plan should be adopted or would they want to work on it more; she responded that she has mixed feelings about that and she cannot speak for everyone else, however, she thinks some future input from the Task Force might be valuable. Stan Everitt, member Task Force and Focus Group, stated that, in his opinion, the process was flawed as far as trying to come to a resolution or conclusion of a corridor plan and the results of the process were planning staff and consultant driven; he noted that there was not much satisfaction felt by any of the Task Force members as far as ownership of this plan. Mr. Everitt asked if the plan is adopted, what becomes of the people that own property within the boundaries of the study area - will they continue to be in limbo until other implementation strategies are answered and will this slow down the process for applications in this area, etc. Chair Disney responded that the plan will be considered when reviewing applications. Commissioner Clarke asked what was the process of review by the Task Force of the plan as presented tonight. Mr. Everitt answered that there was no review because they were disbanded; he feels the process was flawed badly as some progress was made and then the rug was pulled out from them. Mr. Amos asked Mr. Everitt if he thought it would be advisable for the Task Force to reconvene and make a recommendation to the Board and Commission; Mr. Everitt responded that we need to establish a process to bring closure to this process and come up with an acceptable corridor plan. Ann Watson, member of the Task Force and Focus Group, stated she does not want to continue the process; she felt they had gone as far as they could go and the only way you could reach consensus is if you had a group that was not so diverse - she is happy with the plan. Mr. Amos asked her if she wants to get together to review the final plan; she responded "No", as the group would never reach consensus. Pete Salg, member Focus Group, thinks the planning staff tried very hard to make this work; they are not professional facilitators and it might have been wise to have one. He reviewed how they went through the process and he noted that none of the land in question is public land, it is all privately owned. He noted that he is comfortable that the plan represents what most of the Task Force people wanted, but stated that we need to figure out a way to be fair to these land owners. Denise Praizler, member Task Force and Corridor Group, stated that she does believe in land rights and learned to believe in them by being on the Task Force. Ms. Praizler addressed the plan, noting that the plan is a rough plan - it needs more detail, it is an idea only - it permits higher density and commercialization - it is too vague and doesn't identify really important pieces of land. She asked how the wildlife will be preserved and noted that a cost analysis is missing from the plan. She compared what it costs to pave a road and noted that that money could better be used to buy open space. She recommends that the Commissioners and Commission focus on what is important - prioritize open space needs, develop a plan to go after these priorities, be more specific, define terms specifically, present a detailed plan for maintaining agriculture, wildlife, scenic areas, recreation areas, etc. Harry Sauer, area property owner, responded to an statement made previously about responsibilities and he stated that if you don't have rights, you're not going to have anything to be responsible about; Chair Disney countered that he was talking about responsibilities to each other and he made it clear that he is not against property rights. Mr. Sauer feels that in order for the plan to have credibility, it should have "fair market value" to landowners as a component. Bill Patterson, Task Force member, stated that the approval of the McKee Trust was a wonderful example of solving the problem of obtaining open space when funding is not available. He requested that this plan not be used as a regulatory document against the land owner. Kari Weitzel, property owner in Section 8, reviewed the history of her grandparents who came from Russia in 1904 because the government was confiscating their land and now 90 years later, it is happening again as their land is designated for open space; she stated that just because it is legal to take people's land, doesn't make it right.

Ms. Bennett addressed the issue of the Task Force continuing to work on the plan; she noted that there are several members of the elected officials committee present tonight who have indicated that they would like to revisit this issue and, therefore, will have that opportunity.

5. Questions from the Board and Planning Commission Members: Chair Disney closed the Public Testimony and requested input from the panel; they all thanked everyone for coming tonight and for offering their comments. Commissioner Clarke stated that the Commissioners and Planning Commission do care about the interests and concerns of the people and want to treat them fairly. Mr. Johnson stated that in America we have the freedom of speech and freedom to own property and we have to be very careful not to restrict these freedoms; he noted that Thomas Jefferson said, "If you sacrifice your rights for security, soon you will have neither." Mr. Sunset stated that he recommends that the Task Force reconvene to review the plan. Mr. Bolton stated that the real key is how do we pay for implementation of this plan, and he advised the group that property rights will be taken very seriously when considering adoption of the plan. Ms. Stanley noted that when the Planning Commission considers the plan for final adoption, they will seriously consider the public comments made during the two public hearings and, she noted that the plan could change from what is currently being proposed. Mr. Amos assured everyone that if the plan is adopted, the landowners will be treated fairly. Chair Disney thanked everyone who has been involved in the process of developing this plan.

The meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


______________________________________

JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk


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Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk


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William Louis Gebauer, Deputy County Clerk

February 22, 1995

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