PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1995

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS

The Board of County Commissioners convened at 9:20 a.m. as the Board of Equalization to hear appeals of property valuations. Chair Disney presided and Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present; also present were representatives from the Assessor's Office. Upon conclusion of the hearings, the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of Equalization approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on Friday, August 4, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Board also took the following action, as recommended by Mike Abrams, Assistant County Attorney:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Supplement to an Annexation Petition, filed by the Town of Berthoud, for the annexation of real property to the Town of Berthoud, Colorado described as a portion of the North half of Section 11, Township 4 North, Range 59 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, Larimer County, Colorado, and authorize the Chair to sign same, as submitted by Assistant County Attorney Mike Abrams.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The hearings adjourned at 4:45 p.m.




TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1995

MEETING REGARDING MIGRANT HOUSING

(#335)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. in regular session with Betty Maloney from the Affordable Housing Task Force. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Jean Keller, Sister Mary Alice Murphy, CARE Housing; Jim Sheehan, Weld County Housing Authority; Rochelle Stephens, Fort Collins Housing Authority; Greg Cooper, Piedmont Farms, Inc.; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Lengthy discussion ensued regarding the lack of availability of migrant housing in Larimer County. Ms. Maloney informed the Board that the Affordable Housing Task Force and other persons and groups interested in solving this problem would like to form a partnership between the farmers, Commissioners, private sector, etc. to work on a long-range solution to the problem. Ms. Stephens noted that the greatest need is for seasonal housing for single individuals; Mr. Cooper added that of the 350 to 400 work force at Piedmont Farms, 75% are single males. Sister Mary Alice stated that the Education Committee of the Affordable Housing Task Force determined that a loss of over $100,000 in unharvested crops was realized last year in Larimer County, due to the shortage of migrant workers, and she noted that in Weld County they have been working on the problem and have a project underway. Mr. Sheehan described the project in Weld County and noted that Catholic Communities Services and the Housing Authority, which is a part of Social Services, formed a farm-growers sponsoring organization and provided seed money for the development of a 12-unit seasonal farm-worker project, with each unit having 4 beds to accommodate a total of 48 single males at a cost of $100 per month per worker; the total cost of the project was $375,000. Mr. Sheehan stated that the Weld County Housing Authority provided a $100,000 loan with no interest, $265,000 was received from the State Department of Local Affairs through a grant, and the growers will subsidize the difference. Many questions were raised by the Board and it was pointed out that providing housing for 48 workers doesn't begin to solve the problem; Ms. Maloney noted, however, that this is a step in the right direction and you either decide to do nothing or you take one step at a time. Commissioner Duvall stated that in the past farmers housed their own workers and she poised the question that possibly there are regulations in the County that prevent this now and she wondered if the Board could waive those regulations to make that possible again; she noted that it is her understanding that migrant workers can live in dormitories and if those could be provided, it would greatly reduce the problem. Commissioner Clarke stated he is very supportive of providing housing for migrant workers, but he would like to do something on a much larger scale than Weld County to provide housing for a greater number of workers. Ms. Stephens noted that money is available to build SRO (single room occupancy) units; Mr. Cooper noted also that FHA has grants available up to 90% for this type of housing. Ms. Stephens requested a written model from Greeley be sent to her showing the procedures followed to bring about their project and she offered to research whatever funding mechanisms are out there, and if land appropriations could be made for housing, and will bring that information back to the Board at a subsequent meeting, if the Board is interested. The Board indicated their interest and stated that a staff person needs to be designated to work on the project; Mr. Lancaster will contact Ginny Riley, Director of Human Development, to designate that staff person. The Board asked Mr. Cooper if Piedmont Farms could be a land donor and used as a pilot project; Mr. Cooper stated he could not speak for Andy Grant, owner of Piedmont Farms, but he feels that he will be receptive to the suggestion.

After the meeting, the Board took the following action to approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees during the hearings on August 7, 1995:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners, sitting as the Board of Equalization, approve the recommendations made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on Monday, August 7, 1995.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 3:20 p.m.

HUMAN RESOURCES STANDING MEETING

(#336)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:25 p.m. in regular session with Ralph Jacobs, Human Resources Director. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: S.L. Hart, Staffing & Development Specialist; Jim Stokes, Information Management Director; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

I. Policy on Appointed Staff: Mr. Jacobs began the discussion with an overview of the Appointed Officials policy and it's various sections as submitted to the Commissioners. In addition, Mr. Jacobs gave an overview of the events leading to the development of this policy. Discussion followed regarding positions mentioned in the policy and the evaluation procedures currently employed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board amend the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual by adding section 415 entitled Appointed Officials with amendments to be made to part G as discussed.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

II. Exception to Policy for Employees working out-of-title: Mr. Jacobs outlined the out-of-title pay waiver request, highlighting the specifics of each case presented. The recommendation is for approval of this request, as stated by Mr. Jacobs, to be reviewed as needed on a case by case basis.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board grant approval of this exception to the normal County policy that limits out of title pay to six months, allowing up to an additional six months for the individuals discussed.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A brief discussion followed regarding the Financial Director's position with respect to the status of the hiring proceedings.

III. Exit Interviews: The Commissioners expressed their concerns regarding the scope of the exit interviews currently being done by the Human Resources Department. Commissioner Duvall stated she would like to see an in-depth exit interview in an attempt to monitor turn over of Larimer County employees. Much discussion ensued regarding the pros and cons of having in-depth exit interviews. Mr. Jacobs will compile information and options for the Commissioners to consider.

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#327)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; Jill Bennett, Comprehensive Planner; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources; Joan Duchene, Commissioner's Office Supervisor; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Administrator. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION: Tom Bender requested clarification from the Board concerning the recently adopted Corridor Plan with regard to property rights and whether Plan B is a guide or statutory. Also, with regard to the letter the Commissioners recently sent to Rep. Wayne Allard concerning the National Biological Service, Mr. Bender asked the Board if they have ever written a letter to any Congressional members regarding agricultural concerns and what they have done in a positive way to support agriculture? Commissioner Duvall responded that an agricultural symposium was recently held to hear the concerns of the farmers and ranchers and she noted that the Board is committed to preserving agriculture in Larimer County as a healthy part of our economy. Commissioner Clarke stated that the "Code of the West", which protects agricultural uses in the County, is being integrated in the new Partnership Land Use System (PLUS). Chair Disney advised Mr. Bender that formation of an Agricultural Advisory Council is under consideration and the Board is strongly supporting the open space sales tax initiative, which will be beneficial to agriculture, and they have recently implemented the concept of transferable development rights. Mr. Lancaster told Mr. Bender that it would be helpful in the future if the Farm Bureau has a big issue or concern to let the Board know about it and they will try and work together on it. Mr. Bender stated that he will pass the information the Board has given him on to the Farm Bureau and noted that he is pleased to know about all the good things the Board is doing to try and preserve agriculture in Larimer County. Commissioner Clarke stated he will give Mr. Bender a draft copy of the "Code of the West".

Bridget Schmidt and Kathleen Kilkelly, who both reside on Inverness Street, discussed an issue of concern regarding the Hoffman PUD which is coming up for review by the City soon; this PUD, which is adjacent to their properties, has been annexed by the City but is on an inadequate county road. Ms. Schmidt and Ms. Kilkelly are not requesting the road be paved, but would like the IGA reviewed; Chair Disney informed them that the County is involved in developing the Partnership Land Use System (PLUS) and as a part of that they are reviewing the IGA's with the various communities and looking at the Transportation Plan to look at needs, funding, etc., and noted they are meeting with City Council in two weeks to discuss the two comprehensive plans and how the two integrate. Ms. Schmidt asked if the roads are improved, will they be improved to city or county standards? Commissioner Clarke stated that the City has street standards and if they are going to use county roads, they should build to whatever their standards are from the City to that development.

2. ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY - FOOD AND SHELTER: Fran Holden, Executive Director Colorado Council on the Arts, James Geist, Field Service Director for Colorado Corn Growers Association, Sharon Carlisle, Loveland Museum/Gallery, and Susan Ison, City of Loveland, came to celebrate with the Board the awarding of a $10,000 Arts in the Community Initiative Grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts to the "Food and Shelter" Project. It was noted that the Project is an excellent way to bring together the diverse elements of the Loveland/Berthoud/Fort Collins community to find creative solutions to the growth challenges confronting the cities and towns and use the arts to voice the aspirations and concerns of the community is an innovative undertaking. Ms. Carlisle explained how the funding will be used and thanked everyone for their efforts.

3. DISCUSSION OF BIDS FOR ESTES PARK FACILITY CONSTRUCTION: Mr. Anderson submitted the bids received for the Parks School District R-3 Larimer County Consolidation Plan and stated that the bids received are under the amount budgeted for the 6,000 sq. ft. addition to the administration building and bus maintenance facility in Estes Park. Mr. Anderson recommended the bid be awarded to Sun Construction of Longmont, noting they have been used by Hewlett Packard and Colorado State University and stated that they will be bonded. With regard to portion of the bid of $40,000 for site preparation, Mr. Smith was consulted regarding the Public Works doing the work on this project. Mr. Smith stated that he will do whatever the Board directs him to do, but he reminded them that the Road and Bridge Department is 6 to 8 weeks behind their maintenance schedule because of all the rain this year and he recommends they be allowed to continue working on their maintenance schedule; it was noted it will take approximately three weeks for the site preparation. The Board concurred with Mr. Smith's recommendation. Chair Disney suggested that there be a joint ground-breaking ceremony with the Board and the Estes Park School District; the targeted move-in date is March 1996.

4. WAIVER OF PERSONNEL POLICY FOR PLANNING DEPARTMENT: The Board was requested to waive the normal application of the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual to allow the Planning Department to pay Dan Kunis a bonus of $400 for working on the PLUS project with Stuart Schwartz and Jay Meehl. Ms. Bennett noted that the project is requiring more staff time than originally planned and to meet the September deadline, they need Dan Kunis, a planner in the Advance Planning/GIS section, to assist with the project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the request for a waiver of the normal application of the Personnel Policy Manual to allow Mr. Dan Kunis to be paid a $400 monthly bonus to work on the PLUS project, as requested by the Planning Department, funds to be derived from the Planning Department's budget.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. APPOINTMENTS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD AND THE OFFICE ON AGING ADVISORY COUNCIL:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board appoint Robert Stottlemyer and John Lesmeister to the Environmental Advisory Board, each for a three-year term ending June 30, 1998.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. Duchene noted that Ginny Riley, Executive Director Human Development, and Shelley McGraw, Director Office on Aging, have recommended that the Board approve the following appointments to the Office on Aging Advisory Council:



M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board appoint the following to the Office on Aging Advisory Council: Todd Cunningham to a one-year term ending June 30, 1996 to fill the unexpired term of Rosalie Angus; Jerry Pyper to a two-year term ending June 30, 1997 to fill the unexpired term of Ayleen Burns; Julie Smith, Cherrie Thornton, Arthur Becker, Alden Health and Sally Henze, each for a three-year term ending June 30, 1998; and to reappoint the following current members, Laurel Kubin, Jean Lambert and Jean Strader, for an additional three-year term ending June 30, 1998.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. WORKSESSION:

-- Items for Next Weeks Standing Meetings and Meeting with Berthoud Town Board: Mr. Lancaster reviewed the agenda items for the Public Works and Social Services Standing Meetings next week and for the meeting with the Berthoud Town Board and asked for any additional items the Board would like included on those agendas.

-- Update on Communication Improvement: Mr. Lancaster provided an update for the Board on the communication improvements being made; he noted that Mike Vogl has been hired and has been going through press releases, newspaper articles, etc., and he has derived steps for action. Mr. Vogl noted that we have been doing a good job in the past, but missing some opportunities for doing a great job.

-- Update on Efforts to Coordinate Transportation Efforts for Social Services Juveniles and Mental Health Clients with the Sheriff's Department: Mr. Lancaster provided an update on the on-going mediation efforts with the Sheriff's Department to coordinate transportation services for Social Service juveniles and Mental Health clients

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board and they indicated to her which events they will be able to attend.

7. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall reported on the CSU President's Community Relations Meeting she recently attended, noting that many of the State Legislators also were in attendance at the meeting and that Rep. Bill Jerke stated that he felt that growth should be handled at the local level. Commissioner Duval told him she was glad to hear him say that and that the Board also thought it should be handled at the local level and were working hard to come up with alternatives to the 35-acre exemption so there will be no need for Senate Bill 225. She also noted that the group was also very interested in working with all the counties on alternative tax structures.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she has received several letters from citizens in the UGA writing to the Board asking the Commissioners to defend them against urban development; she thinks the Board needs to talk about this situation, either during Policy Worksession and with the City, to develop policy regarding this matter. The Board decided to discuss this matter during a Public Works Standing Meeting.

-- Commissioner Duvall commented on the letter received from Judge Sullivan regarding CASA and stated that the Board needs to respond; Commissioner Clarke stated that he called Mr. Anderson to see if there will be room for CASA in the process of adding modulars to the Courthouse grounds. The Board asked Mr. Lancaster to follow up on this.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported on the Land-Use and Public Lands Meetings she attended at CCI at which there was a presentation from the National Park Service regarding helicopter flights over National Parks and a request for support from the Land-Use Committee; she stated that the Board needs to be in attendance when the vote is taken on this matter because there is a great deal of opposition to it. She submitted additional written information for the Board to read regarding a Denver Basin proposal, which includes Larimer County, concerning taking water out of the Denver Basin, the Livestock Grazing Act, etc. Commissioner Duvall informed her fellow Commissioners that the Committee was asked to vote to endorse the Grazing Act and she explained that she voted against it because only one side of the argument was heard.

-- Commissioner Duvall noted that last week COPirg brought in a huge stack of petitions addressed to the Land Use Committee Members of Colorado Counties and she suggested a press release be issued about the petitions. The petitions were signed by citizens concerned that sprawl is threatening their quality of life and urging the Commissioners to redirect growth by developing comprehensive land use and growth management plans, to preserve open space by purchasing public lands, etc., to improve air quality by increasing funding for alternative transportation and to expand land-use authority by supporting land-use planning legislation in the 1996-97 session that will allow county review of 35-acre parcels so local officials can better redirect growth. Commissioner Duvall stated that the petitions represent a lot of citizen support for what the Board is trying to do; Commissioner Clarke noted that this group is coming to meet with him this Friday at 8 a.m. and he will suggest to them that they do a press release regarding this issue.

-- Commissioner Clarke reported that during the meeting he attended with the officials of Rocky Mountain National Park earlier this week, the subject of helicopters was discussed; he stated that he told them his preference was for Transportation Secretary Pena to make the decision regarding not allowing helicopters to fly over the Park, but he does not support legislation limiting sight-seeing helicopters to other areas.

-- Commissioner Clarke stated that he thinks the press should go with him to sit in on Judge Nelson's Court tomorrow when violators for selling tobacco to under-age youth appear; Ms. Hart will call the press to alert them of the Court session.

-- Chair Disney informed the Board that the Special Integrated Projects for GO Colorado is progressing and should be in place by the end of the year and they are starting to accept multiple-year projects for this new category.

8. LEGAL MATTERS:

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Marla Hehn, Clerk and Recorder Myrna Rodenberger, and Elections Supervisor Nancy Lubinski joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

Discussion ensued regarding the validation of the 12,500 signatures on the open space petitions and the great amount of staff time required to check the signatures. Ms. Rodenberger noted that the Board may waive the policy of validating those signatures and pass a resolution, on the advice of the County Attorney, recommending that the issue be placed on the ballot since more than twice the number of signatures were received than are required by law. Ms. Rodenberger noted that her staff has checked over 3,000 of the signatures so far and only about 20% are not registered voters; she noted that with over 12,500 signatures, it is obvious that there is great interest in the community in having this matter on the ballot and it seems a waste of time to continue the signature checking. Ms. Hehn informed the Board that there are two ways for a county-wide sale tax issue to go on the ballot: 1) The Commissioners can pass a resolution to put an issue on the ballot; or, 2) Citizens may initiate a petition, which is presented to the Board, and then sent to the Clerk with a request for certification of the signatures. When the certification is complete, it comes back to the Board and then they direct that it be placed on the ballot; however, Ms. Hehn is concerned that if the Board puts the petitions aside, and the Board decides to put this initiative on the ballot by resolution, it will be viewed as being placed on the ballot by the Commissioners and not by citizen action. She noted that random sampling is permitted for statewide issues, but not for local issues; however, a random sampling system could be designed. Ms. Hehn stated that to stop verifying the signatures creates a lot of problems and based on the effort and time the citizens spent on this issue, we owe it to them to check the signatures. After discussion, the Board indicated their support for designing a system for random sampling in the future, if allowed by State Statute; in the meantime, they asked the Clerk and Elections Supervisor to continue checking the signatures on the petitions, as the Board thinks it is important to keep this issue a citizen initiative.

9. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of July 31, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Schedule for the week of August 14, 1995, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the following documents as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for August 9, 1995:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Statement of the Semi-Annual Condition of Larimer County by the Larimer County Treasurer, Charles L. Woodward; and Close-Out Documents for the PY '92 Master Contract with the Governor's Job Training Office: Grant Recipient Release, Assignment of Refunds, Rebates and Credits, Tax Certification, Schedules of Unclaimed Checks, and Property Certification and Request for Disposition. LIQUOR LICENSES: A License was issued to Dal-Rae's High Country Inn - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Red Feather, CO. County Approval was granted to Bohemian Cottage - 6% - Loveland, CO. and a Waive of Hearing was granted for a 3.2% SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT for the Greater Ram Club Spirit Committee at Hughes Stadium Parking Lot, Fort Collins, CO. for September 2, September 30, October 21, November 4, and November 11, 1995 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

A95-89 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 23 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND WILLIAM A. AND CATHY W.

STUBBLEFIELD (Project #148 - Centennial Drive)

A95-90 PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE WELD COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (Weatherization for Low-

Income Individuals in Weld and Larimer Counties)

A95-91 PURCHASE OF SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE WELD COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (Same as Above)

A95-92 EASEMENT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ROBERT GRAHAM

(Vehicle Easement Grant for Robert Graham)



A95-93 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF

RECLAMATION EASTERN COLORADO AREA OFFICE -

COLORADO BIG THOMPSON PROJECT EASEMENT FOR ROAD

WAY PURPOSES BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION

(Project #200 - Cottonwood Creek)

R95-118s RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF COLLATERAL FOR

TIMNATH MEADOWS ESTATES

R95-119g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING POLLING PLACES

R95-120g RESOLUTION TO DETERMINE ELECTION JUDGES

COMPENSATION

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 11:55 a.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PROPERTY ACQUISITION

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 3:15 p.m. for an Executive Session.

Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present was Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss property acquisition.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session adjourned at 3:30 p.m.; no action taken.














THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1995

PARKS AND RECREATION STANDING MEETING

WITH JOHN MACFARLANE

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with John MacFarlane, Parks Department Director. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Rex Smith, Public Works Director; Marla Hehn, Assistant County Attorney; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

I. Department of Interior: Mr. MacFarlane made introductions and then turned the meeting over to Mr. Jack Garner and Mr. Victor Grizzle with the Bureau of Reclamation, to review the Commissioners of the Federal Interim Concession Policy. Mr. Garner briefly summarized the Federal Interim Concession Policy, why the contracts for concessions were initially given, and reviewed specific cases involving uses of Federal land. Mr. Garner also stated that the intent of establishing a Federal Concession Policy would be to eventually eliminate private ownership of permanent structures on Federal land. The Interim Policy is an attempt to fairly address existing concessionaires and their contracts with governmental agencies. Chair Disney expressed his displeasure with this policy, stating that a 'one size fits all' policy does not work efficiently; control of concessionaires should be in the hands of local governments. Much discussion ensued regarding the ramifications of this policy on local concessionaires and when this policy would be enforced. Commissioner Duvall emphasized that today's meeting was for informational purposes only. Mr. MacFarlane will compose a memo to send to the Federal Register outlining the Commissioners comments and policy stance with respect to the Federal Interim Concession Policy. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD is to gather public input prior to setting a policy for this topic.

II. Help Preserve Open Spaces Sales Tax Issue: Mr. MacFarlane sought clarification from the Board as to the continuing role of the Parks Department if the Help Preserve Open Spaces Sales Tax Issue is passed this fall. The Board responded by stating that the Parks Department would be the focus for administration of this program. Much discussion followed regarding the ballot issue and the Commissioners expectations of this program.

III. 1995 Capital Projects: Mr. MacFarlane presented a list of 1995 capital projects to be completed, noting that all these projects have been through a public input process. It was also noted that this listing of projects may change slightly due to the unusual weather the County has been experiencing. Mr. MacFarlane will finalize a list for the Commissioners to approve within the next couple of weeks.

IV. State Park Update: A brief report was given by Mr. MacFarlane with respect to developing a scenario where State Parks would administer Horsetooth Mountain, Horsetooth Reservoir, Carter Lake, Flatiron and Pinewood Reservoirs, and the Big Thompson parks. Mr. MacFarlane also noted the difficulty he was experiencing in comparing the County and State systems, since they have such different budgeting cycles.

V. Lions Park Update: Mr. MacFarlane reported that only one bid was received for the Lions Park Project. This project will be sent out for re-bid in hopes of receiving a lower bid in time for the December 31, 1995 deadline for the federal grant.

The meeting adjourned at 2:50 p.m.


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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