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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1995

LAND USE PLANNING MEETING

(#382)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Russ Legg, Chief Planner. Chair Pro-Tem Clarke presided and Commissioner Duvall was present; Chair Disney will be out of town this week through Wednesday. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Jerry White, Zoning Administrator; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; Ed Schemm and Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Pro-Tem Clarke 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. LETITIA LAKE SUBDIVISION, LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK 9B, LOTS 6-8,

BLOCK 9 AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0765): 27-10-73 IN RED FEATHER

LAKES; 1.43 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING.

This is a request to reconfigure several lots and an adjacent metes and bounds parcel resulting in two building sites and a small parcel that is not a building site. Staff findings include: 1) Letitia Lake Subdivision was platted in 1928; 2) The lots in this subdivision do not meet the current minimum lot size required by zoning; combining some of the lots will bring them closer to conformance; 3) The proposed Lot 3 is very small (3,141 square feet), but it will be part of the Quaintance Estate ownership and will not be a building site; a note will be added to the plat to indicate that Lot 3 is not a building site; 4) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2, Block 9B, and Lots 6, 7 and 8, Block 9, Letitia Lake Subdivision, with the condition that a note be added to the plat to indicate that Lot 3 is not a building site.

2. LETITA LAKE SUBDIVISION, LOTS 14-16 & 18-20, BLOCK 8

AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0769): 27-10-73 IN RED FEATHER LAKES;

1.09 ACRES; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine six subdivision lots and an adjacent parcel into one building site. Staff findings are: 1) Letitia Lake Subdivision was platted in 1928; 2) The existing lots are relatively small and are non-conforming with respect to the minimum lot size required by zoning; 3) This request is intended to combine six existing lots with an adjacent metes and bounds parcel, resulting in one building site; 4) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, review the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. Staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 14-16 and 18-20, Block 8, Letitia Lake Subdivision.

3. NAMAQUA HILLS LOT 53 EASEMENT VACATION (#95-SA0767):

08-05-69; NORTH OF HIGHWAY 34, WEST OF LOVELAND; .51 ACRES;

FA-1 FARMING

This is a request to vacate an existing 10-foot utility easement. Staff findings include: 1) Namaqua Hills was platted in 1962 and amended in 1978. The Amended Plat included a blanket ten-foot utility easement along all lot lines; 2) The utility easement along the north line of Lot 53 was not used by any utility service and the applicant wishes to vacate the easement to allow the construction of an addition to an existing garage; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed easement vacation and stated no objections. Staff recommendation is for approval of the request to vacate the blanket ten-foot utility easement along the north line of Lot 53, Namaqua Hills.

4. PTARMIGAN SUBDIVISION 1ST FILING, LOTS 11-12, BLOCK 5

AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0770): 14-06-68, NORTH SIDE OF STATE

HIGHWAY 392, EAST OF INTERSTATE 25; 1 ACRE; E1-ESTATE

ZONING

This is a request to amend the lot line between two existing lots to accommodate an encroachment by a retaining wall. Staff findings are: 1) Ptarmigan Subdivision First Filing was approved in 1986; 2) A retaining wall was constructed on Lot 11 which encroached on Lot 12; this Amended Plat is intended to relocate the lot line to coincide with the edge of the retaining wall; 3) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. The Staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 11 and 12, Block 5, Ptarmigan First Filing.

5. SMITHFIELD SUBDIVISION LOTS 7 & 8 AMENDED PLAT (#95-SA0766):

16-07-68, WEST OF INTERSTATE 25 AND SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 14;

2.36 ACRES; C-COMMERCIAL ZONING

This is a request to reconfigure two existing lots and to vacate a utility easement and a fire lane easement. Staff findings include: 1) Smithfield Subdivision was approved in 1974; 2) This Amended Plat is intended to combine two existing lots to accommodate a commercial building that will be moved to the site; this action will also vacate the utility easements along the original lot line common to Lots 7 and 8; 3) Any utility extensions or relocations to serve this building will be the responsibility of the applicant; 4) The County Health and Engineering Departments, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 7 and 8 in Smithfield Subdivision, including the vacation of the utility easements along the original lot line common to Lots 7 and 8.

6. WEST HIAWATHA HEIGHTS LOTS 1-3, BLOCK 5, AMENDED PLAT

(#95-SA0764): 29-10-73 IN RED FEATHER LAKES; .68 ACRES;

O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to combine three existing lots into one building site. Staff findings are: 1) West Hiawatha Heights Subdivision was platted in 1926; 2) The lots are relatively small with the three subject lots averaging about 9,800 square feet; 3) The proposed Amended Plat is intended to combine three existing lots into a single building site; 4) The County Health and Engineering Department, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections. The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 5, West Hiawatha Heights.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the Letitia Lake, Lots 1 & 2, Block 9B & Lots 6-8, Block 9, Amended Plat (#95-SA0765); Letitia Lake, Lots 14-16 & 18-20, Block 8, Amended Plat (#95-SA0769); Namaqua Hills, Lot 53, Easement Vacation (#95-SA0767); Ptarmigan Subdivision 1st Filings, Lots 11-12, Block 5, Amended Plat (#95-SA0770); Smithfield Subdivision, Lots 7 & 8, Amended Plat (#95-SA0766); and West Hiawatha Heights, Lots 1-3, Block 5, Amended Plat (#95-SA0764); each, with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. TOTONKA STREET NAME CHANGE (#95-0S0768): 07-08-69,

NORTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD 23E AND

COUNTY ROAD 56E; RURAL DESIGNATION

This is a request to name an unnamed road. Mr. Kadera reviewed the staff findings and noted that the Larimer County Building Department suggested that the word "Court" be used as a suffix for this street name. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed Totonka Court is in an area developed as 35-acre parcels where none of the roads were named by the developer; 2) Emergency response to these areas is greatly enhanced if there are unique street names for all the roads and addresses assigned to each dwelling; 3) The proposed street name does not duplicate any existing street name in this area. The Staff recommendation is for approval of the proposed street name of Totonka Court.

Sharon Knutson addressed the Board and requested that the suffix for this street name be either Trail or Lane, noting that the word Totonka means buffalo. Mr. Kadera voiced no objection to the suggestion, but stated that trail would be the preferred option because it is a dead-end road and does not provide access to other lots; the Board concurred.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the staff findings and amended staff recommendation and approve the naming of an unnamed road to be Totonka Trail, as requested.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. BERTHOUD LAKE RANCHETTES (#92-SU0128): NW 1/4 OF

11-04-69; NORTHEAST CORNER OF COUNTY ROAD 17 AND

COUNTY ROAD 13E, SOUTHWEST OF BERTHOUD RESERVOIR;

75.74 ACRES; 87 LOTS; R-RESIDENTIAL ZONING

This is a request for Final Plat to divide 75 acres into 87 lots for single family dwellings. Mr. Kadera informed the Board that a request has been received from the applicant, and concurrence from the Town of Berthoud, to table this item until November 6, 1995 as work is proceeding on obtaining approval from the Town of Berthoud of the construction plans for the drainage for this area and they are working on a water quality survey for the Berthoud Reservoir; Mr. Kadera noted that staff supports the request to table the matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board table the Berthoud Lake Ranchettes until November 6, 1995, as requested by the applicant.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

9. GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 12TH FILING PROPOSED AMENDMENT

TO WATER AND SEWER DESIGN (#S-7-91): 36-09-72; 640 ACRES;

241 LOTS; E-ESTATE ZONING

This is a request to amend the Water & Sewer Plans as recommended by the engineering study. Mr. White provided the background information and reviewed the history of Glacier View Meadows. Mr. White stated that after a lawsuit was filed in 1989, and the District Court settlement required that all the collateral property be assigned to the county, a 3-person management group was appointed by the Board and one of their responsibilities was to develop a plan to complete as many of the improvements as possible. It was soon realized that the water and sewer system in the 12th Filing was the most expensive improvement to be made; therefore, Ayres Associates (Resource Consultant Engineering) was hired to examine the various alternatives for providing water and sewer in the 12th Filing. Mr. White stated that Ayres Associates evaluated nine alternatives for the installation of water and sewer within the 12th Filing, with a range in price from $0 to $1.8 million; they worked closely with the County Health Department and the Management Group in selecting the preferred alternative and Alternative III was selected. Mr. White summarized Alternative III and outlined the funding, and noted that no county funds will be involved. Mr. White added that staff is proposing that all property owners must connect to the water and sewer system according to Alternative III, when that system is available, before a building permit is issued; in the meantime, they will continue the policy that a temporary system would be allowed only if the owner agrees to connect when available. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed amendment to the water and sewer plan for Glacier View 12th Filing is consistent with the intent and purposes of the County Subdivision and PUD Resolutions, and with the Glacier View Meadows Master Plan; 2) The proposal is supported by the Glacier View Management Group, Glacier View Road and Recreation Association, Glacier View Water and Sewer Association, and the County Health Department; 3) No opposition has been stated to the proposal from area property owners. The staff recommendation is for approval of the described "Alternative III" proposal to provide water and sewer to Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing. Discussion and questions from the Board followed. There was no one in the audience to voice an objection and the twenty-plus persons in attendance were in support of the proposed amendment. Mr. White also noted that there was an open house in May and all the property owners in the 12th Filing were invited and of the approximately 50 persons who attended, no objections were voiced.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing Proposed Amendment to Water and Sewer Design (#S-7-91).

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1995

HUMAN RESOURCES

STANDING MEETING WITH RALPH JACOBS

(#383)

The Board of County Commissioner met at 9:30 a.m. in regular session with Ralph Jacobs, Human Resources Director. Chair Pro Tem Clarke presided; Commissioner Duvall was present. Commissioner Disney was absent. Also present were: Cheryl Anderson-Siler, Assistant Risk Manager; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Gayle Morgan, Staff Services Manager; and Jodie Boatright, Office Supervisor. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

1. Employee Medical Insurance for 1996: Mr. Jacobs stated that his office has received a renewal proposal from CIGNA which calls for a 19% premium increase for 1996. Mr. Jacobs noted that the claims for health care have been high; exceeding the amount paid in from premiums. A 19% increase could be avoided if the County chose to shift to a stronger managed care system. If the County chose a stronger managed care system, it would result in an increase in premiums of only 11%. Mr. Jacobs and his staff will be meeting with the Employee Medical Insurance Advisory Committee to discuss these options and will report to the Commissioners. Chair Pro Tem Clarke inquired as to why the claims are so high. Mr. Jacobs stated it is partly due to catastrophic illnesses, but will closely examine this aspect and relay this information to the Commissioners. Much discussion ensued regarding managed care, the type of insurance County employees have chosen, and the possible causes for the premium increases. Commissioner Duvall suggested that CIGNA offer a wider range of coverage for employees to chose from, such as coverage for catastrophic illnesses only. Chair Pro Tem Clarke discussed various innovative methods in health insurance coverage. Mr. Jacobs will examine various options and report to the Commissioners.

2. Safety Program: Mr. Jacobs and Ms. Anderson-Siler updated the Commissioners with respect to the Safety Program and it's progress. Ms. Anderson-Siler stated she has been doing audits of County departments. Ms. Anderson-Siler continued the meeting with a detailed discussion of the memo submitted to the Commissioners outlining the Safety Programs key points and goals. Chair Pro Tem Clarke expressed his satisfaction with the direction this Safety Program is going.

3. Risk Management: Mr. Jacobs gave a brief account of activities regarding risk management. The outlined presented was discussed, noting that since there has been no risk manager, Mr. Jacobs and his staff have been working with Mr. Gluckman. Mr. Jacobs reported they are in the process of creating policy regarding general liability insurance for the County. Much discussion ensued.

4. Planning Director: The planning director's job description and job announcement from August 21, 1991 was submitted for the Commissioners to review and comment. Ms. Morgan stated that the Planning staff is supportive of a nation wide search and want to be involved with the selection process. Mr. Jacobs noted that the Commissioners will need to determine how to proceed with the selection process. Chair Pro Tem Clarke requested that Ms. Morgan and her staff review the planning director job announcement and description by Monday for the Commissioners to review.

5. Other: Mr. Jacobs said they have received a request for funds from the Women's Center Child Care Referral. Ms. Boatright explained how the referral program works. Discussion ensued regarding how this program works and the service it provides. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to provide the requested funds this year, but have the Women's Center submit a grant proposal to the Human Development Department in subsequent years.

The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#382 @ 2300 & #384)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Pro-Tem Clarke presided and Commissioner Duvall was present; as noted previously, Chair Disney is out of town this week. Also present were: Rex Smith, Director of Public Works; John Pedas, Code Enforcement Officer; District Attorney Stu VanMeveren; Elaine Spencer, Director of Engineering; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director Health Department; Lyn Thor, Nutrition Program Director; Lisa Lundgren, Public Health Nurse; Lt. Carl Cooper, Sheriff's Department; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Tom Bender thanked the Board for their decision on the Owl Canyon road construction project and he also thanked the Board for the letter they sent to Congress regarding the Farm Bill. Mr. Bender stated that Farm Bureau is supporting the Young-Pombo House Bill #2275 which provides real incentives for landowners; he requested the Board to also write a letter supporting a regulatory farm bill. Commissioner Duvall asked Mr. Bender if he thinks it is in the best interests of the citizens of Larimer County to defeat the 1/4 cent sales tax; he responded "Yes", based on the provisions as written in the bill as there is no provision requiring the county to have a management plan or a process for assigning responsibilities for management. Mr. Bender submitted a fact sheet from the Larimer County Farm Bureau outlining their position on the 1995 Help Preserve Open Space Initiative; Chair Pro-Tem Clarke reviewed his arguments in support of the initiative.

Kathleen Kilkelly, representing the northeast coalition, thanked the Board for previously listening to their concerns about the development issue in the northeast and she stated that the coalition has organized to have both short-term and long-term objectives; she noted that one of their short-term objectives was to look very critically at the Hoffman PUD. Ms. Kilkelly stated that the coalition is very pleased that the Board listened to their concerns and responded to them through a letter to the Planning Zoning Board requesting that the proposal be denied unless the developer can mitigate all the impact of the traffic and the road system. Ms. Kilkelly also noted that she has spoken to a number of persons who attended the PLUS Seminar who were very impressed and thought it was very positive; however, she stated that even though the process is good, they need to produce a product. Ms. Kilkelly encouraged the Board to open the SEARCH Committee to people other than just those involved in the three Symposia; she noted that she has applied for the SEARCH Committee and she expressed concern about the possibility of inclement weather in November and wondered if accommodations, at a reduced rate, could be provided close by. Commissioner Duvall informed Ms. Kilkelly that after discussions among staff regarding the expectations of the SEARCH Conference, they also were concerned about product evolution and it was decided that the SEARCH Conference will be 1/3 focused on affirming the vision and 2/3 focused on action plans.

2. UPDATE ON RIGHT-OF-WAY AT LIVERMORE ROAD: With regard to the request for the County to vacate a right-of-way at the Forks in Livermore, Mr. Smith suggested that the Board not make a decision until they see an official signed survey presented by Mr. Roberts; he noted that the two surveys of the site presented to the Board last week were not signed and are just survey drawings. Discussion followed; Mr. Lancaster was requested by the Board to call Mr. Roberts and inform him to obtain a certified survey of the property before any decision will be made.

3. PROCLAMATION - TURN OFF THE VIOLENCE: Stu VanMeveren requested the Board to proclaim October 12, 1995 as "Turn Off the Violence Day" for the purpose of encouraging our community to resolve conflict by communicating, listening, and talking; by supporting, trusting, and respecting each other; by spending time together and affirming with praise, by strengthening our families through clear rules and high values; by using positive non-violent ways to resolve conflict; and by being aware of and selective concerning our choices in entertainment. Chair Pro-Tem Clarke read the proclamation aloud; Mr. VanMeveren expressed appreciation to the Board for their support.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board proclaim Thursday, October 12, 1995, as "Turn Off the Violence Day" in Larimer County, and authorize the Chair Pro-Tem to sign same, as requested by District Attorney Stu VanMeveren.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

4. PROCLAMATION - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: The Board was requested to proclaim October 1995 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ms. Spencer introduced her two daughters and noted that breast cancer is a disease that strikes the whole family and changes your life. Ms. Lundgren and Ms. Thor also offered their comments with regard to their experiences with breast cancer and they submitted a poster advertising an art show specifically related to breast cancer being held in Boulder at the Museum of Contemporary Art, October 6 through November 26, 1995. Ms. Thor expressed thanks to Larimer County, the Board of County Commissioners, Personnel, and Rena Mackrill, former Director of Human Development, for their support and generosity in terms of time off and a sick-leave pool during her illness and for doing the same for Ms. Spencer. Chair Pro-Tem Clarke read the proclamation aloud. Commissioner Duvall asked is there is something Larimer County can do for their employees at this time, such as bringing in screening. Dr. LeBailly responded that any woman that has Larimer County insurance coverage has a screening mammogram covered by their insurance and she suggested that this information be published in the county newsletter as a reminder. Ms. Hart was requested to include this reminder in the next newsletter.



M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board proclaim October 1995 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage all residents and employees of the county to take appropriate measures to ensure that breast cancer is detected in its early stages by obtaining or encouraging loved ones to obtain age-appropriate breast cancer screening, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR WILLIAM L. NEAL AND SUPPORTING THE APPOINTMENT OF NANCY BRIGDEN AS A MEMBER OF THE COLORADO TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION: Chair Pro-Tem read the resolution aloud.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt a Resolution of Appreciation for William L. Neal and Supporting the Appointment of Nancy Brigden as a Member of the Colorado Transportation Commission, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-161g RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR WILLIAM L. NEAL AND

SUPPORTING THE APPOINTMENT OF NANCY BRIGDEN AS A

MEMBER OF THE COLORADO TRANSPORTATION

COMMISSION

6. RESOLUTION HONORING DEPUTY RON BEATTY: Chair Pro-Tem read aloud the Resolution acknowledging the professionalism, calm demeanor, positive image, and years of service to the Larimer County Sheriff's Department of Ronald R. Beatty, who passed away while on duty Tuesday, October 10, 1995. Lt. Carl Cooper expressed appreciation to the Board on behalf of the Sheriff's Department and Corporal Beatty's family for their support.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt a Resolution honoring Deputy Ronald Beatty for his service to the citizens of Larimer County, and authorize the Chair Pro-Tem to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R95-162g RESOLUTION HONORING CORPORAL RONALD R. BEATTY

Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that the funeral home has agreed to donate half of the cost of the funeral for Cpl. Ron Beatty and the remaining cost would be approximately $2,500; he recommended the Board cover this cost. Mr. Lancaster noted that Larimer County does not currently have a policy regarding employees who expire at work, but a policy will now be written.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize the expenditure of $2,500 from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund to cover one-half the cost of the funeral expenses for Deputy Ron Beatty of the Sheriff's Department.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. EMPLOYEE REFUND OF INSURANCE COSTS: Mr. Jacobs provided an update for the Board on the dependent medical insurance refund to employees of excess premium dollars collected in 1994 and he reviewed legal information obtained from Marla Hehn, Assistant County Attorney. Mr. Jacobs noted that Ms. Hehn's memo stated that there are no legal precedents for this action, but after reviewing the IRS regulations she determined that the county can legally justify proceeding with this plan. Mr. Jacobs informed the Board that this insurance refund is complicated because of the county's flexible spending program, which is also under the IRS Code. Questions and discussion among the Board followed; Mr. Jacobs recommended the Board approve the medical insurance refund.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize Mr. Jacobs to proceed with the 1994 Blue Cross/Blue Shield proposed dependent medical insurance refund plan, as recommended.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. INTERIM PLANNING COORDINATOR: Mr. Jacobs recommended that the Board appoint Mr. Russell Legg as Interim Planning Coordinator, with a 5% pay increase, until a new Planning Director is hired; this action will ensure that the Planning Department has someone designated to coordinate operations in the Department while the search for a new Planning Director is underway.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board appoint Mr. Russell Legg as Interim Planning Coordinator until a new Planning Director is hired, and approve a 5% increase in his salary as compensation for this interim appointment.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

9. APPOINTMENT TO THE POUDRE CANYON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT: Commissioner Duvall reported on the interviews that she and Sgt. Bill Nelson conducted of the two candidates to serve on the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District Board of Directors and she noted that they both are very qualified to serve; however, they based their decision to appoint Jerry Franklin on the need for geographical representation on the Board. Commissioner Duvall stated that they would like to request that if Mr. Tracy Smith is willing, and if the Fire Protection Board is willing, to appoint him as an alternate on the Board; Mr. Lancaster will write a letter to the Board with this suggestion and Commissioner Duvall will attend tonight's meeting to convey this message.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board appoint Jerry Franklin to the Board of Directors of the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

10. WORKSESSION:

-- Housing Credit Letter: Mr. Lancaster submitted a draft letter from NACO requesting the Board to include their endorsement of the letter urging the legislators to oppose any attempt to weaken or eliminate the Low Income Housing Credit; NACO is opposing the sunset of the low income housing tax credit as it would sign the death warrant for the program and devastate efforts to meet the housing needs of America's low-income families. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve adding their endorsement to the Low Income Housing Credit Letter.

Revised Larimer County Organization Chart: Mr. Lancaster submitted copies of a revised Larimer County Organizational Chart for the Board to review; he noted he will be distributing this revised chart for discussion at the Department Head Meeting this Friday.

-- Items for Next Weeks Standing Meetings and Policy Worksession: Mr. Lancaster reviewed the agenda items for the Social Services Standing Meeting and Policy Worksession next week and asked the Board if they had additional items to include.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board and they indicated to her which ones they will be able to attend. Commissioner Duvall stated that she will give the opening remarks at the October Symposium and Chair Pro-Tem Clarke indicated he will discuss PLUS at Sertoma Club on November 3, 1995.

County Manager's Visits to Other Counties: Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that he plans to start visiting other counties one day a month to attend their Board of County Commissioner Meetings and visit with their administrators; he noted that his first visit will be to Boulder County on Tuesday, October 17, 1995.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall reported on her discussion with Russ Legg as the liaison of the PLUS Project and she reviewed many of the questions Mr. Legg raised for the Board to consider.

-- Chair Pro-Tem Clarke reported on the Tax and Finance Committee Meeting he attended in Denver last week.

12. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the week of October 2, 1995, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Schedule for the week of October 16, 1995, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve Petitions for Abatement for the following, as recommended by the County Assessor: Greening Up Landscape; Photo 55; Better Business Bureau; Triple Crown Softball; Mank; Fredrickson; Houska; Snowoods Land; and Best Products aka Modern Mdse., Inc.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the following documents, as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for October 11, 1995:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Heath Minor Residential Development Plat; Smithfield Subdivision Amended Plat of Lots 7 & 8; Parker Minor Residential Development Plat; and Letitia Lake Lots 1 & 2, Block 9B & Lots s6-8, Block 9 Amended Plat. LIQUOR LICENSES: County Approval was granted to the American Legion Post Home Assn., George Beach Post No. 4, - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. A License was issued to the Hilltop Outpost - 3.2% - Red Feather Lakes, CO.

A95-111 LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LEAP)

VENDOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND FERRELLGAS, ESTES PARK, CO.

A95-112 LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LEAP)

VENDOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND KN ENERGY, INC.

A95-113 LOW-INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LEAP)

VENDOR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK

D95-25 DEED OF DEDICATION BY THE ESTES PARK SURVEYORS &

ENGINEERS, INC. (Dedication of property for public highway)

R95-163g RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CANCELLATION OF

STALE LARIMER COUNTY WARRANTS

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Mr. Gluckman brought in a huge sign to show the Board which will be erected at every road construction project in the county from this time forward; Chair Pro-Tem Clarke suggested that in addition to listing information about the project, it would be nice to have the county logo on the sign.

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m.


_______________________________________

JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

_____________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk

October 11, 1995

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