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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1995

LAND USE PLANNING MEETING

(#367 & #368)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with John Barnett, Director of Planning. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Russell Legg, Chief Planner; Richael Michels and Carol Evans, Planners I; Rob Helmick, Planner II; Jerry White, Zoning Administrator; Rex Burns and Harry Lynam, Project Engineers; Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Disney stated that the O'Donnell Zoning Violation (#95-ZV0694) has been resolved and therefore withdrawn from today's agenda.

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

1. HIGHLAND HILLS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 3RD FILING

(#95-MS0739): 23-06-68; 1/2 MILE SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 392 AND

1/4 MILE EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 3; 62.6 ACRES; 46 LOTS;

FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request for approval for the 3rd filing to contain 46 lots for single family dwellings on 62.6 acres with 13 acres of open space. Staff Findings include: 1) A Master Plan and amendment have been approved for Highland Hills Planned Unit Development; 2) This proposal, Phase III, is in conformance with the Amended Master Plan.

The Staff/Planning Commission Recommendation of August 16, 1995 is for approval of Phase III, Highland Hills Planned Unit Development, with the following conditions: 1) The final draft of the proposed conservation easement on the off-site parcel and related legal documents shall be approved with the Final Plat; 2) The applicant shall comply with all requirements contained in the Findings and Resolution dated March 30, 1995, and the reviewing agencies comments attached to this request.

2. PARKER MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#95-EX0664):

SE 1/4 32-05-69; NORTHWEST CORNER OF COUNTY ROAD 14 AND

COUNTY ROAD 21; 44.78 ACRES; 2 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to divide 44.8 acres into 2 parcels of 9.8 acres and 35 acres with an existing house. Staff Findings are: 1) This proposed minor residential development meets all the requirements of the Larimer County Zoning and Subdivision Resolutions; 2) This proposed minor residential development does meet the requirements of the Land Use Plan, and is being developed in accordance with the existing land use pattern; 3) The Larimer County Health Department and Engineering Department, and other reviewing agencies, have reviewed this proposal and have offered no objection as long as certain conditions are met; 4) The approval of this subdivision, with certain conditions, should not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing or future residents.

The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the Parker Minor Residential Development, with the following conditions: A) Location of access point to County Road 18 shall be removed from the plat. Access shall be controlled by the current access requirements of Larimer County; B) Any further divisions proposed for this property shall be by subdivision; C) The two residences currently existing on Tract A may be maintained pursuant to the current non-conformity provisions of the Larimer County Zoning Resolution. Any change in status of either structure shall be to a conforming use; D) The ditch agreement and easement with the Home Supply Ditch shall be finalized; E) The following notes shall be placed on the Final Plat: a) Uses on this property are limited to single family residential and accessory uses; 2) All utilities must be underground; 3) Engineered footings and foundations are required; 4) Radon testing is required prior to Certificate of Occupancy on new residential structures; 5) Park fee of $315 is required for Tract B; 6) Road fee of $290 is required for Tract B; 7) New residential structure shall be located within 400 feet of a fire hydrant.

3. SNOWCLIFF STREET NAME CHANGE (#95-0S0758): 20-09-71;

SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 74E (RED FEATHER LAKES ROAD)

AND WEST OF HEWLETT GULCH ROAD; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to name an unnamed road Snowcliff Road. Staff Findings include: 1) Several building sites south of County Road 74E have access via an unnamed road. Naming the road will help emergency service providers find these building sites if there is an emergency; 2) The proposed road name, Snowcliff Road, does not duplicate any existing road names in this area; 3) The review agencies who received this proposal have indicated no objections. The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the proposed road name Snowcliff Road for the road running southwest from Hewlett Gulch Road, just south of County Road 74E.



4. COLORADO QUALITY RESEARCH AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW

(#95-ZR0700): SW 1/4 01-09-69, LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF

COUNTY ROAD 72, 1/4 MILE EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 15; 35 ACRES;

1 LOT; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request for an Amended Special Review to allow construction of an office/lab building. Staff Findings are: 1) The proposed Special Review Amendment is consistent with the plans approved by Larimer County in 1984; 2) The proposed use is consistent with the County Land Use Plan and the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution; 3) If developed and operated properly, the proposal will not affect surrounding land uses or property values in the area; 4) The proposal will not impair the public health, welfare, or safety.

The Staff Recommendation is for approval of the Special Review Amendment, with the following conditions: 1) All development and use shall be consistent with the plans and information submitted by the applicant; 2) All conditions of the 1984 Special Review shall remain in effect; 3) Applicant must comply with all requirements of the County Health Department for sewage disposal, and for disposal of wastes and dead birds, as described in the memo dated August 30, 1995 from Doug Ryan; 4) The new structure may be used only in conjunction with the poultry propagation and research that occurs on this property; 5) Any substantial change in the operation will require an Amended Special Review.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff/Planning Commission Recommendations and approve the Highland Hills Planned Unit Development 3rd Filing (#95-MS0739); Parker Minor Residential Development (#95-EX0664); Snowcliff Street Name Change (#95-OSO758); and the Colorado Quality Research Amended Special Review (#95-ZR0700); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. REPLAT OF LOT 1 OF TRACT 36A OF THE REPLAT OF HIGHLAND

PLACE (#94-SU0606): S 1/2 OF 25-08-69; NORTH SIDE OF GREGORY

ROAD, 1/4 MILE EAST OF TERRY LAKE ROAD (COLORADO HIGHWAY

1); 10.72 ACRES; 3 LOTS; FA-FARMING AND R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING

This is a request to divide 10.7 acres into 3 lots of 2.5 acres each and one lot of 6.1 acres, with an existing dwelling for single family residences. Ms. Michels described the proposal and noted there are no major concerns or issues. Staff Findings are: 1) This proposed subdivision appears compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area it is located in; 2) The applicant has obtained the necessary waivers from the City of Ft. Collins regarding sewer and street capacity phasing criteria; 3) This proposal will not cause degradation of wetlands, ditches or wildlife habitat; 4) The applicant has demonstrated that the minimum technical requirements of the Larimer County Water, Sewer and Fire Safety Standards and Procedures Manual can be met for the construction of on-lot septic systems; 5) Approval of this subdivision will not impair health, safety and welfare.

The Staff/Urban Growth Area Review Board recommendation of August 23, 1995 is for approval of the Replat of Lot 1 of the Replat of Tract 36A of the Amended Plat of Highland Place Tracts 35, 36 and Part of 32, with the following conditions: 1) Record a deed restriction on Lots 1, 2, and 3 which obligates all current and future owners to hook up to sanitary sewer when it is available and to join any special improvement district which may form for the purpose of providing sanitary sewer; 2) Place 14,000 square feet septic envelopes on the Final Plat which are 100' from either ditch and which contain the percolation test holes that percolated at 60 minutes per inch or less; 3) Place building envelopes on the property which are located within 400' of the location of the fire hydrant; 4) Install a fire hydrant in accordance with Poudre Fire Authority regulations with flow tests forwarded to the Planning Department prior to recording the Final Plat; 5) Lots 1 and 2 must utilize a shared access which must be shown on the Final Plat as an access easement; 6) School fees of $8 per lot for Lots 1 and 2 must be paid before recording the Final Plat; 7) The following notes must be placed on the Final Plat: a) All lot owners are obligated to hook up to sanitary sewer when it is available and to join any special improvement district which may form for the purpose of providing sanitary sewer; b) All driveways over 100' long must be 15' wide and capable of supporting fire apparatus for the length of the driveway; c) No structures, driveways or corrals may be constructed within the septic envelope; d) Shared access is required for Lots 1 and 2; e) UGA Street Capacity Waiver Fee of $700 will be collected for Lots 1 and 2 at the time of building permit; f) UGA Park fees will be collected for Lots 1 and 2 at the time of building permit; g) Dry Creek Drainage Basin fees will be collected at the time of building permit for Lots 1 and 2 and must be calculated by the requester; h) Engineered footings and foundations are required for all new residential structures; I) Any fencing near the Jackson ditch must be outside of the ditch easement shown on the plat and at least 15' from the ditch; j) Property owners should be aware that there is the potential for wildlife damage on this property. Property owners should take appropriate measures to protect property. The Division of Wildlife is not responsible for damage or control of wildlife; k) No trees may be planted within 4' of gas lines and no structures may be placed within the Public Service easement.

In response to questions from Commissioner Duvall about the usage of septic systems in this area, which is in the UGA, Ms. Michels responded that the Cherry Hills Sanitation District has stated it cannot serve this property with sanitary sewer at this time or in the foreseeable future. Commissioner Duvall expressed concern that in the future, if this request is approved as proposed, the Board will receive complaints from homeowners in this area complaining about other developments being approved, such as this Board is receiving regarding the Hoffman PUD; she suggested that possibly the whole area served by the Cherry Hills Sanitation District should be removed from the UGA to avoid this problem in the future. Dick Rutherford, from Stewart Engineering representing the applicant, stated that the applicant has no objections to the conditions as proposed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff/Urban Growth Area Review Board Recommendation and approve the Replat of Lot 1 of Tract 36A of the Replat of Highland Place (#94-SU0606), and direct the Planning Staff to review and consider the conflict of the incapability of the Cherry Hills Sanitation District serving this area within the UGA.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Clarke dissenting.

6. APPLEWOOD ESTATES LOT 4A EASEMENT VACATION (#95-SA0749):

02-06-69; EAST OF SHIELDS, SOUTH OF HARMONY, INTERSECTION

OF PARADISE LANE AND HORSESHOE COURT; 2.7 ACRES;

FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to vacate a 20' bridal path and utility easement which bisects a lot. Ms. Michels described the proposal and reviewed the history of the area. Staff Findings include: 1) Vacation of this easement will not limit access to the Applewood Estates bridal path system; 2) Vacation of this easement will assist the property owner in utilizing his property more fully; 3) No utility companies or other reviewing agencies have objected to the vacation of this easement; 4) Vacation of the easement will not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing residents.

The Staff recommendation is for approval of the vacation of the bridal path and utility easement which bisects Lot 4A of Applewood Estates, with the following conditions: 1) The perimeter easement will not be vacated by this action; 2) The applicants will sign and record an agreement which obligates any owner of Lot 4A to: a) Grant an easement in the southeast corner of the property connecting the existing easement to the public road should access to the public area at this location be closed; b) Re-establish the easement that is being vacated by this action if the two lots are again separated by subdivision.

Mark Schultheiss, applicant and property owner, addressed the Board and stated that this vacation will make it much easier for him to manage his horses on his property. Ernie Affa, Ann Young, and Judith Jaffee, adjacent property owners, stated they do not object to this vacation but they expressed dissatisfaction with the method Mr. Schultheiss used for requesting it, as the homeowner's association has been circumvented and has not had an opportunity for input. Ms. Young, President of the Applewood Estates Homeowner's Association, requested this item be tabled so the 56 homeowners can review, discuss, and reach a decision on this issue as this easement is owned by the entire community and they want an opportunity to express their opinion and consider this request as a community. Discussion followed; Mr. Schultheiss expressed frustration with the delay as he would like to get the matter settled.


M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Applewood Estates Lot 4A Easement Vacation (#95-SA0749) be tabled until 7 p.m. on November 6, 1995, unless the easement vacation is agreed to by all concerned parties and it becomes a consent matter, then it will be included on the consent agenda and considered at 3 p.m. on that day.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. LANDERS JUNK YARD VIOLATION: 3741 14TH ST. SE (E. HWY. 402)

IN LOVELAND

This alleged violation is for an accumulation of unoccupied mobile homes, vehicles, junk, debris and dilapidated buildings (greenhouses) on property in the FA-Farming Zoning District. Mr. Pedas submitted pictures of the subject property, provided the background information, and reviewed the major issues and concerns. Staff Findings include: 1) The subject property is zoned FA-Farming; 2) The FA-Farming Zoning District does not permit junk yards; 3) The condition and unsightliness of the property may affect property values in the immediate neighborhood; 4) Only a small amount of improvement of the property has occurred in the last year in terms of cleaning up the place; 5) The condition of the deteriorated greenhouses may be a threat to human safety. The Staff recommendation is to find that a violation exists, require compliance within 60 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Doug Landers, property owner, explained the pictures which were submitted to the Board and stated he has been slowly working on cleaning up his property; he admitted the property looks bad, but because of ill health, he has had to work long hours to pay his high medical bills. Much discussion followed; Chair Disney noted that he has received a number of calls complaining about the appearance of the property. Mr. Landers stated he intends to keep on cleaning up his property and will do whatever the Board directs him to do and remove whatever is in violation; the Board stated that unusable objects and vehicles not used in the farming operation would qualify as being in violation.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board find that a violation exists, require compliance within 90 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. LIEBL MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (#95-EX0652):

NW 1/4 08-06-68; EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 11 (TIMBERLINE

ROAD), AND 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 36; 5 ACRES;

2 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to divide 5 acres into 2 lots; one lot of 2.7 acres and one of 2.3 acres with an existing house. Ms. Evans provided the project and area description and submitted an aerial map of the area for the Board to review. Ms. Evans noted that there are no major concerns with this development; however, the applicant does not agree with the staff recommendation that an additional 20 feet of right-of-way be dedicated along the frontage of the property; she stated, however, that the applicant is willing to dedicate the additional right-of-way on the southernmost lot, but not on the north lot which has an existing dwelling relatively close to the road. Mr. Burns stated that the requirement of this right-of-way dedication, is consistent with the county's standard policy, and staff tries to be consistent with all applications. Staff Findings are: 1) The proposed Liebl MRD complies with the requirements for Minor Residential Developments, as contained in the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution. The proposal is consistent with the uses and minimum lot size requirements for the FA-1 Zoning District. The proposal is consistent with the objectives for Sub-Area 16 in the Plan for the Region between Fort Collins and Loveland; 2) Approval of this request, with certain conditions, should not result in any significant negative impacts on the natural environment, surrounding properties, the provision of services or transportation.

The Staff recommendation is for approval of the Liebl MRD, with the following conditions: 1) A building envelope (approximately 120' x 180') shall be shown on Lot 2 on the Final Plat in the southeast portion of that lot; 2) The Final Plat shall dedicate sufficient additional right-of-way along the frontage of County Road 11 to provide a half right-of-way of 50'; 3) The New Mercer Ditch right-of-way shall be shown on the Final Plat. The common access/utility easement serving these lots shall be a minimum of 40' in width with a turnaround adequate for emergency vehicles. A road maintenance agreement that addresses shared use and maintenance responsibilities shall be submitted for recording with the Final Plat; 4) Plans describing the road improvements for the new access shall be submitted and approved by the County Engineering Department prior to recording the Final Plat; 5) Installation of a fire hydrant, as required by the Poudre Fire Authority, shall be the responsibility of the applicant. If the applicant submits evidence that it is not possible to install a fire hydrant at this location that meets the Fire Authority's specifications, then fire protection shall be provided by installation of a residential fire sprinkler system in new residential construction. If residential sprinkler systems will be used, then this requirements shall be noted on the Final Plat; 6) All subdivision improvements for this development (access road construction, closure of existing access, fire hydrant installation) shall be completed prior to recording the Final Plat or the applicants shall submit a Subdivision Improvements Agreement, along with sufficient collateral to guarantee improvements; 7) School fees of $8 shall be paid prior to recording the Final Plat; recording fees shall be paid by the applicant; 8) The following notes shall be shown on the Final Plat: a) At such time that public sewer is within 400' of the homesites and the existing septic systems are no longer adequate, the property owners shall hook-up to public sewer; b) Agricultural uses are present in this area which may at times result in odors, dust and noise. Larimer County will not take action to stop or hinder legal agricultural uses on properties in this area; c) Underground utilities shall be utilized for this development; d) The Section 2.8 road fee of $717 shall be paid at building permit issuance for a single family dwelling on Lot 2; e) Larimer County Park fees shall be paid at building permit issuance for a single family dwelling on Lot 2; f) Engineered footings and foundations shall be required for all construction on these lots; g) Results of a radon test conducted in new residential structures shall be submitted to the Planning Department prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy; 9) All conditions shall be completed and the Final Plat recorded by March 18, 1996 or this approval shall be null and void.

Jim Liebl, applicant, addressed the Board and stated that the home on the subject property was built in 1900 and he purchased the property four years ago; he noted that drastic growth changes have taken place in this area in that time. Mr. Liebl stated that the reason they are objecting to this additional 20' right-of-way dedication is because it would have a tremendous impact on their home and almost be in their front door; he noted they are at the point of withdrawing their application if this dedication is required. Mr. Liebl stated that their home has historic value, other than just the square footage, and efforts are underway to place it on the historical register. Much discussion followed; the Board expressed understanding of the situation and dilemma, but felt it would be irresponsible of them to not honor policy which is in the best interests of the citizens of Larimer County.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the Staff Findings and Staff Recommendation and approve the Liebl Minor Residential Development (#95-EX0652), with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1995

STANDING MEETING WITH REX SMITH

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS

(#369 and 370)

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Rex Smith, Director of Public Works. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Len Bammer, Fleet Manager; Elaine Spencer, Director of Engineering; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

1. Clean Cities Program: Mr. Bammer briefed the Board on the Clean Cities Program, stating the objectives and goals. Mr. Bammer reported they are currently running 10 vehicles on propane with an additional 8 vehicles set to be converted. Much discussion ensued regarding the time frame for converting vehicles, making propane readily available, and the benefits of using alternative fuels. The Commissioners re-affirmed their support of alternative fueled vehicles and instructed Mr. Bammer to compose a proclamation for the Commissioners to sign showing their support.

2. Policy for Public Communication & Discussion of Environmental Sensitivity on Road Projects: Mr. Smith began the discussion with an overview of the Own Canyon project; the intent of which was to re-align the road and remove the existing bridge. Mr. Smith reported that the original plans had been altered to incorporate the existing waterfall. Mr. Smith has instructed Ms. Spencer to set up public hearings for all their projects in the future as well as develop a formal policy and process by which future road improvements will be reviewed in an attempt to gather information and public input prior to undertaking any road projects. The Commissioners expressed their concern regarding the turn of events the Own Canyon project has taken. Much discussion followed with respect to approval of projects, gathering public input and a possible review process for the Engineering Department to follow. Commissioner Clarke suggested that any road projects be subject to the review process such as the private sector is held to. Commissioner Duvall stated the environmental impacts of all projects should be closely examined. Chair Disney expressed his support of Commissioner Clarke's suggestion to have projects reviewed to examine all aspects of a road project; to identify the cumulative impacts of road projects. Mr. Smith noted he will work with Mr. Lancaster to compose a useable review process, which would reflect the Commissioners concerns. Discussion of the Owl Canyon project continued with respect to re-working this project and the costs involved.

It was noted that individuals in opposition to the Own Canyon project will attend the Planning Commission meeting Wednesday September 20, 1995 at 6:30 p.m. The Commissioners instructed Mr. Lancaster to prepare a written statement for Chair Disney to read at the Planning Commission's September 20, 1995 meeting, addressing the concerns of the participants.

Commissioner Duvall requested that Ms. Spencer brief her on the Cottonwood project.

3. TDP Overrun: Ms. Spencer reported that the Transit Development Plan will overrun their budget by $2200.00 due to additional meetings the contractor attended. Discussion ensued regarding how the budget overrun occurred and the cessation of Care-A-Van has on the Transit Development Plan.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board authorize the expenditure of $2200.00 from the General Fund carryover to finance the budget overrun for the Transit Development Plan.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Duvall dissenting.

Discussion followed regarding Aspen Acres, County Road 10E, Bunyon and the train crossing involved. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD is they will not yield on the installation of railroad crossing protection.

Commissioner Duvall noted she received a call from Mr. Bill Wordlow regarding the impact of the Centennial Drive project on new pavement and inquired as to why the County couldn't just pave the un-paved road. Mr. Smith stated that these roads usually aren't constructed to County standards and need to be re-worked. Ms. Spencer will check if the contractor can be held responsible for damaging existing roads. Ms. Spencer reported that the information line for County road projects is updated every afternoon.

Commissioner Duvall inquired if Ms. Spencer or someone on her staff will be able to participate in PLUS. Ms. Spencer noted she was hoping to participate on a limited basis.

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 11:20 a.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Board came out of Executive Session at 11:50 a.m.; no action taken.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#372 & 368 @ 300)

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: Judy Heiderscheidt, Pollution Prevention Coordinator; Paul Cooper, Director Community Corrections; Rex Smith, Director Public Works; Elaine Spencer, Director of Engineering; Joe Temple, Project Engineer; John Barnett, Director of Planning; Steve Miller, Larimer County Assessor; Ron Kerr, Deputy Assessor; Bobby Dorris, Assessor's Administrative Assistant; Jim Stokes, Director Information Management; Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager; and Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Marvin Tull, property owner in Owl Canyon concerned about the CR 72 construction project, presented slides showing the waterfall, canyon, and beauty of the area which will be affected by the proposed road project. Mr. Tull requested additional consideration by the Board for the continuation of this project; he submitted a three-page letter outlining his concerns, cited scientific publications and environmental studies pertaining to this area, and noted that this site is included in the Colorado Historical Register. Mr. Tull also informed the Board that State Statutes require special consideration of historical sites and endangered species. Much discussion followed; Commissioner Duvall thanked Mr. Tull for showing the slides.

2. PROCLAMATION FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION WEEK - SEPTEMBER 18-24, 1995: Ms. Heiderscheidt requested the Board proclaim September 18-24, 1995 as Pollution Prevention Week and noted that there is a Pollution Prevention Program within the Environmental Health Department.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board proclaim the week of September 18-24, 1995 as Pollution Prevention Week, and authorize the Chair to sign the proclamation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. ACT AGAINST VIOLENCE INITIATIVE: Mr. Cooper informed the Board that he has been asked by Channel 6 to coordinate the Act Against Violence Campaign in Larimer County, which is a two-year, statewide campaign to educate the public about violence and to provide individuals and community organizations with information that encourages collaborative, community-based prevention activities. Mr. Cooper stated that the key event of the campaign will be a Tele-Conference on October 24, 1995 at Colorado State University. Mr. Cooper stated that his purpose in coming before the Board today is that he would like to coordinate these activities under his professional capacity, using county stationery, etc. and he requested approval from the Board to do this; the Board concurred with Mr. Cooper's request.

4. APPOINTMENT TO THE POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: Mr. Lancaster noted that there are two applicants to fill the vacancy of Donald Moberly on the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District Board and the Board of Directors is divided in their selection; therefore, they are requesting the Board of County Commissioners to make the choice. As none of the Commissioners know either of the candidates, Commissioner Clarke suggested that interviews be held with the candidates with one of the Commissioners in attendance. Commissioner Duvall offered to sit in on the interviews, along with either Cpl. Don Griffith or Sgt. Bill Nelson.

5. APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Mr. Barnett informed the Board that due to certain circumstances, the Board of Adjustment has only three regular members and they need four members to have a quorum; Mr. Barnett recommended the Board appoint MaryAnne Martel to the Board of Adjustment, for a full three-year term, to fill the expired term of Tam Richert.


M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint MaryAnne Martel to the Board of Adjustment for a three-year term, which will expire June 30, 1998.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. REQUEST BY COUNTY ASSESSOR FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR A RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEM FOR RESIDENTIAL APPRAISALS: Mr. Miller requested Board approval of a supplemental appropriation of $100,000 for the Assessor's Office for the 1995 budget year. Mr. Miller noted that $50,000 of the request was necessitated because of expenses incurred during the past protest period for temporary salaries and reclassifications of permanent salaries, and $50,000 to complete the systems analysis phase of a new residential appraisal system. Mr. Miller noted that their current system is 20 years old and is based on an approach to value that is no longer accepted and it restricts them in their ability to accurately measure the value of residential properties. Mr. Miller stated this systems analysis is something they absolutely have to do before the 1997 re-appraisal; Mr. Stokes concurred that this is the appropriate time to do the analysis. Much discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board allocate $50,000 to supplement the 1995 budget for the Assessor's Office for salaries for temporary employees required during the past protest period, monies to be derived from the General Fund.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Chair Disney submitted a memo from Gary Janezich, Senior Analyst for Information Management, responding to questions and concerns raised regarding the relational database for the Assessor's re-appraisal/valuation system; discussion among the Board of the questions and concerns followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board appropriate $50,000 to complete the systems analysis phase of the new residential appraisal system, as requested by the County Assessor, with the work to be performed in concert with Information Management Systems and the implementation phase, if approved by the Board, including funding, will also be directed to Information Management.

Motion carried 3 - 0.


7. WORKSESSION:

-- Request for New Position in ETS: Mr. Lancaster noted he was notified by Joni Friedman, Director Employment and Training Services, that a new county position of crew leader is being created through the Americorp grant they recently received. Mr. Lancaster stated that this position will be 100% funded thru the grant; however, to advertise for this position, authorization from the Board is needed to create the position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the creation of a position of crew leader for the Employment and Training Services Department, this position to be 100% grant funded and contingent upon the continuation of the grant.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Items for Next Weeks Standing Meetings and Policy Worksession: Mr. Lancaster reviewed the agenda items for the Human Development and Health Department Standing Meetings next week and tomorrow's Policy Worksession and asked if there were other items the Board would like to discuss; the Board offered suggestions and the agendas were revised accordingly.

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

8. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Clarke informed the Board that on October 26, 1995 the Criminal Justice Committee of TEAM Fort Collins is going to have a community summit on alcohol abuse.

-- Commissioner Duvall asked Chair Disney and Commissioner Clarke for a briefing of the meeting they attended last night to update the Wellington Town Board on PLUS; Commissioner Clarke stated there were four people in attendance; however, they were the right people to get them involved in the PLUS process.

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she attended the Larimer Land Trust Meeting last night and she asked them to consider participating in the Search Conference.

9. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of September 11, 1995, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of September 25, 1995, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Consent Agenda as listed on Document Review for September 20, 1995, except for #2, #3, and #4 Deeds of Dedication for projects at Owl Canyon and Cottonwood Creek.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Trilby Heights Amended Plat; Check Register for Social Services Department for August of 1995; and Findings and Order Regarding the End of the Trail Saloon. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: The Dunraven Inn - 6% - Estes Park, Co., and Larry's Southwest Liquor Store - 6% - Loveland, CO.

C95-51 SUB-CONTRACT BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BOARD AND THE MORGAN

COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS BOARD

(Provision of Payment by Morgan County for Services

from Larimer County to Accept an Offender)

C95-52 CONTRACT FOR ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT/LARIMER

COUNTY CONSOLIDATION PROJECT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND SUN

CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN SERVICES, INC.

C95-53 CONTRACT FOR ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT/LARIMER

COUNTY CONSOLIDATION PROJECT - MAINTENANCE

BUILDING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND G. L. HOFF COMPANY

C95-54 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF

TRANSPORTATION (Provision for Federal Grant - County Road 17

Commuter Bikeway - Project #206)

D95-20 DEED OF DEDICATION BY VELDA MOREHOUSE (Dedication of

Property for Public Highway - Project #8005 - Overland/Vine)

R95-143s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF

HEATH MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R95-144rb RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO TITLE I, PART A, SECTION 1007

(c) OF THE INTERMODAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION

SURFACE ACT OF 1991, REGARDING A FEDERAL AID PROJECT

CR 17 COMMUTER BIKEWAY (Project #206)

Motion carried 3 - 0.

At this time, Elaine Spencer and Joe Temple were called back to the meeting to discuss the Owl Canyon and Cottonwood Creek projects with the Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the following Deed of Dedication by Weaver Ranch, Inc. for Project #77 at Owl Canyon.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Duvall dissenting.

D95-21 DEED OF DEDICATION BY WEAVER RANCH, INC. (Dedication

of Property for Public Highway - Project #77 - Owl Canyon)

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following Deeds of Dedication by Mark and Theresa Hogenson and Jay H. and Jarene L. Pittington for Project #200 at Cottonwood Creek.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

D95-22 DEED OF DEDICATION BY MARK HOGENSON AND THERESA

HOGENSON (Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project

#200 - Cottonwood Creek)

D95-23 DEED OF DEDICATION BY JAY H. AND JARENE L. PITTINGTON

(Dedication of Property for Public Highway - Project #200 -Cottonwood

Creek)

10. LEGAL MATTERS:

At this time, County Attorney George Hass joined the meeting for Legal Matters and requested Board approval of a Resolution for Conveyance and Quit-Claim Deed for the sale of Lot 52 in Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, Twelfth Filing to Timothy R. Maxwell and Debrah R. McEnaffer in the amount of $11,500.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Resolution for Conveyance and Quit-Claim Deed for the sale of Lot 52 in Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, Twelfth Filing to Timothy R. Maxwell and Debrah R. McEnaffer in the amount of $11,500, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

D95-24 QUIT-CLAIM DEED FOR SALE OF LOT 52 IN GLACIER VIEW

MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, TWELFTH FILING TO TIMOTHY R.

MAXWELL AND DEBRAH R. MCENAFFER

The meeting recessed at 11:35 a.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 1:00 p.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 1:30 p.m.; no action taken.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1995

TWO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 3:00 p.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 4:00 p.m.; no action taken.






M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 4:30 p.m. to discuss a personnal matter.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 5:30 p.m.; no action taken.



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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

September 18, 1995

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