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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1995

SPECIAL SESSION TO APPROVE DOCUMENTS

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. to approve several documents, as requested by the County Attorney's Office. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution and quit-claim deed for the sale of Lot 105, Crystal Lakes Fifteenth Filing, P.U.D. from Larimer County to the Crystal Lakes Road and Recreation Association and Crystal Lakes Water and Sewer Association, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

D95-26 QUIT-CLAIM DEED AND RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE FOR

SALE OF LOT 105, CRYSTAL LAKES FIFTEENTH FILING, P.U.D.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the deed, release of mortgage and settlement statements for closing the sale of Lots 21 and 22, Crystal Lakes 13th Filing, P.U.D. by the County to Robert L. Deaton, Jerry D. York and Sandra J. York, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

D95-27 QUIT-CLAIM DEED, RESOLUTION OF CONVEYANCE, DEED,

AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS FOR THE SALE OF LOTS

21 AND 22, CRYSTAL LAKES THIRTEENTH FILING, P.U.D.

FROM LARIMER COUNTY TO ROBERT L. DEATON, JERRY D.

YORK, AND SANDRA J. YORK

The meeting adjourned at 9:05 a.m.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1995

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#393 & #394)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Duvall was present. Also present were: Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Laurel Kubin, Director of Cooperative Extension; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: No one appeared for the public comment open session today.

2. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF FINAL PLAT FOR PATTERSON POINTE P.U.D. Mr. Kadera requested Board approval, and the Chair's signature, on the Final Plat for the Patterson Pointe P.U.D.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Final Plat for the Patterson Pointe P.U.D., and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

At this time, Commissioner Clarke joined the meeting.

3. INTRODUCTION OF NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR: Mr. Lancaster introduced the new Finance Director Carol Block to the Board and they welcomed her aboard.

4. APPROVAL OF A GRANT FUNDED POSITION: Ms. Kubin reported that the Larimer County Cooperative Extension Office recently received a grant for an Extension Food and Nutrition Education Program to provide food budgeting and nutrition information to low-income individuals. Ms. Kubin requested Board approval of a new position, which is fully funded through USDA funds, so they can proceed with hiring a Paraprofessional for this position. Ms. Kubin submitted the personnel authorization form for this position, which has been approved by Human Resources and the Budget Manager, and requested the Chair's signature.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board authorize a new position of Extension Food and Nutrition Education Program Paraprofessional in the County Cooperative Extension Department; this position to be funded through USDA funds and, per county policy, this position will be eliminated if those funds are discontinued.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. WORKSESSION:

-- Funding for Scenic Byways Project: Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that John MacFarlane, Director of Parks, received a letter from the Cache LaPoudre North Parks Scenic Byway regarding a $2,000 match of grant funds from the County. Mr. MacFarlane noted that the recommendations adopted by the Parks Board this spring regarding restructuring the future of the Parks included a condition which states "... the County has previously indicated a desire to participate in the Poudre River Scenic Byways Management Plan, at a cost of $2,000, and it is recommended that other county funds be used for this project ..." Mr. Lancaster requested the Board decide if they want to still support this project and, if so, determine the source of funding.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize the expenditure of $2,000 for the Cache LaPoudre North Parks Scenic Byway Management Plan, funds to be derived from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Items for Policy Worksession: Mr. Lancaster reviewed the agenda items for the Policy Worksession tomorrow and inquired if the Board had additional items to include.

-- Dates for Budget Hearings: Mr. Lancaster submitted the schedule, including dates and locations, for the three budget hearings which will be held in Estes Park, Loveland, and Fort Collins on November 13, 15, and 21, 1995; the Board indicated which hearings each will attend.

-- Cable TV Installation Update: Mr. Lancaster provided an update for the Board on the installation of Cable TV in the Commissioner's Hearing and Conference rooms; he noted that during the week of November 13, 1995, the meetings of the Board of County Commissioners will be held either in the Extension Office or in the Jury Room.

-- Update on Boards and Commissions Reception: Ms. Hart submitted a proposed agenda for the reception for the Boards and Commissions members, which is to be held November 14, 1995 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Canyon West Room in the Lincoln Center, and requested suggestions and/or revisions of the agenda from the Board; the Board concurred with the agenda as proposed.

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



6. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she has received several phone calls expressing concern that there has been no publicity on the PLUS Community Forum being held tonight; she was advised that there was an article in today's paper about the Forum. Steve Porter, Reporter for the Coloradoan, noted that the press release about the Forum arrived at the Coloradoan mid-week of last week and he had a article written the next day; however, it was not printed until today. Mr. Lancaster will send a note to the Editor of the Coloradoan expressing the Board's concern regarding the late notice of public meetings.

-- Commissioner Clarke reported that he and Mr. Lancaster attended the Northern Colorado Regional Mayors/Managers Meeting recently and they are working with that group to encourage the Parks and Recreation Open Space Management (PROM) Committee to come up with a GOCO Legacy Project that involves river corridors and the mountain backdrop project. Discussion followed and it was suggested that the PROM group write a conceptual paper outlining their thoughts for "Celebrating the Water Legacy of Northern Colorado" and work in unison with the consultant for the mountain backdrop project. Chair Disney noted that he attended a meeting yesterday with the Poudre Heritage Area and they were discussing this same subject; Mr. Lancaster will call Mr. MacFarlane, Parks Director, to insure that each of these groups is informed regarding what the others are doing so everyone can coordinate goals and efforts.

-- Commissioner Clarke also reported that at this same meeting they informed him that the funding for the Regional Planning Coordinator has been reapportioned and Larimer County's share is now $11,474; it was noted that originally the Board committed $10,000 but since Weld County is not participating, the amount for each entity was raised. Commissioner Clarke noted that $10,000, to be derived from carryover, was set aside previously for this expenditure.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board authorize the expenditure of $11,474 for the Regional Planning Coordinator as their proportionate share for participating in the Northern Colorado Regional Cities and Counties, these monies to be derived from carryover in 1996.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Commissioner Clarke reported on the Social Services managers staff meeting he attended this morning and the main theme he heard over and over was the need for more space; he noted they have interns from CSU available to them and they could obtain additional personnel through grants from the Federal and State government, but there is no space for anyone. Commissioner Clarke noted that in Loveland they don't even have space for volunteers; the Board agreed to actively start looking for additional space for Social Services. Commissioner Clarke also stated that another crisis in Social Services is that money is running out for the funding of day care for foster parents.

-- Chair Disney reminded the Board that on August 9, 1995, they were notified that a Community Initiative Grant, in the amount of $10,000, was received from the Colorado Council on the Arts for the "Food and Shelter" project and, at that time, the Board indicated they would participate in this project by purchasing a piece of art. Chair Disney noted he has received a call from Sharon Carlisle from the Loveland Museum/Gallery inquiring if the Board has decided on the amount of their purchase award; discussion followed regarding the amount they will pledge for this project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board authorize the expenditure of $1,000, to be derived from the Commissioner's Special Projects Fund, to be used for the purchase award of art work for the "Food and Shelter" project.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Minutes for the weeks of October 16, and October 23, 1995, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board approve the Schedules for the weeks of November 6 and 13, 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 for Document Review for November 1, 1995.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Larimer County Community Corrections Board Amendment to Criteria for Acceptance or Rejection of Offenders; Patterson Pointe Planned Unit Development Final Plat; Letitia Lake Amended Plat; Fox Acres Amended Plat; Lebsack Minor Development Amended Plat; Anderson Minor Land Development; Sampson Minor Land Development; Moose Lodge Minor Land Development; Larimer County Public Trustee Third Quarter Report for 1995 and Special Reserve Fund. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: American Legion Post Home Association George Beach Post No. 4 - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO. and the Red Feather Cafe & Bar - 6% - Red Feather Lakes, CO. County Approval was granted to: Fossil Creek Conoco - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO. and Mishawaka Inn - 6% - Bellvue, CO.

A95-115 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF

COLORADO (Low-Income Energy Assistance for the Provision

of Fuel)

A95-116 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 23 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND ATHENS INVESTMENTS (Project #148)

A95-117 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN, FORT COLLINS,

LLC (Rocky Mountain Building Lease for Space of Suite #411)

A95-118 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN, FORT COLLINS,

LLC (Rocky Mountain Building Lease for Space of Suite #401)

A95-119 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN, FORT COLLINS,

LLC (Rocky Mountain Building Lease for Suites 9, 600, 414, and 416

A95-120 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT FOR PATTERSON

POINTE PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ALAN L.

PATTERSON

A95-121 AGREEMENT TO AMEND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT

(Original Agreement dated November 1, 1989 - Relating to Drug Task

Force)

C95-58 CONTRACT AMENDMENT #1 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

OFFICE OF ENERGY CONSERVATION (Youth Conservation

Corps Program)



C95-59 CONTRACT FOR REMOVING SNOW FROM THE STREETS OF

NAMAQUA HILLS GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 8

LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BELMIRE SPRINKLER AND

LANDSCAPING, INC.

C95-60 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT

(Reimbursement regarding Larimer County Shop at 614 E. Vine Drive)

C95-61 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS, ENTERPRISE ZONE

(Promotion of Economic Development in the Larimer County

Enterprise Zone Area)

D95-28 DEED OF DEDICATION BY ATHENS INVESTMENTS (Dedication

of Property for Public Highway - Project #148 - Centennial Drive)

R95-166s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE REQUEST TO

AMEND A CONDITION OF APPROVAL OF THE FEIGHNER

MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

R95-167z COLORADO LIEN WEAVER QUARRY REVIEW

R95-168z SPECIAL REVIEW AMENDMENT FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION

APPROVING THE PETITION OF COLORADO QUALITY

RESEARCH

R95-169s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MASTER PLAN

AND PRELIMINARY PLAN AND OFF-SITE ROAD WAIVER OF

PRAIRIE TRAILS PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

R95-170s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE PRELIMINARY

PLAT OF EDWARDS-SMITH SUBDIVISION

R95-171s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY

PLAT OF EAGLE LAKE PUD 6TH & 7TH FILINGS

Motion carried 3 - 0.




8. LEGAL MATTERS:

At this time, County Attorney Jeannine Haag, Interim Planning Coordinator Russ Legg, Zoning Administrator Jerry White, and Planner II Rob Helmick joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

1. Discussion of County Land Use Regulations Through PLUS: Ms. Haag reviewed the progress being made on the revision of the land use regulations and requested direction from the Board so the Plartnership Land Use System (PLUS) planning consultant can be advised accordingly. Ms. Haag described four general types of land-use regulations: 1) Type #1 - she presented the eighteen (18) separate individual regulations which Larimer County currently uses and she noted there is overlap and this leads to inconsistencies; 2) Type #2 - she presented one (1) large land-use regulation book which Boulder and El Paso Counties use; 3) Type #3 - she presented the Pitkin County Land Use Code Book, which is more of a process book and works well for a small area; 4) Type #4 - she presented the Albuquerque Procedures Development Process Manual and Design Criteria. After reviewing the four types, Ms. Haag noted that their recommendation is that PLUS produces a land use code which is a hybrid between Type #2 and #3 - a land-use code similar to Boulder and El Paso in which procedures and standards are consolidated that would apply across the board, but still has some identity of individual regulations.

2) Discussion of What Needs to be Completed before November 1996: Ms. Haag reviewed what revisions must be completed between now and November 1996, noting that the basic regulations to be rewritten, revised and/or updated are zoning, PUD, subdivision, mobile home resolution, and other miscellaneous regulations.

3) Issues to be Discussed at Search Conference: Ms. Haag discussed the issues which need to be considered before and during the Search Conference and she outlined several land use problems, as viewed from the County Attorney's Office; she noted that all regulations should support consistent results, and current regulations have incongruities or fail to address critical issues and this results in indefensible positions when the County seeks to deny development.

Discussion and questions from the Board followed; Commissioner Clarke complimented Ms. Haag for her presentation and explanation of the difference types of land use regulations and he requested she make this same presentation at the Search Conference. Commissioner Duvall suggested that Ms. Haag's memo outlining this information be sent to the Search Conference participants ahead of time.

Mr. Helmick presented five (5) pages of the PLUS revised "Bookshelf" showing the possible organization of land use regulations into a set of products or volumes which will encompass policy statements, plan documents, implementation tools, and the relationships between the three.

4) Executive Session:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 11:15 a.m. to discuss pending litigation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:50 a.m.; no action taken.

PLANNING ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#394 @ 200)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Russ Legg, Interim Planning Coordinator. Chair Disney presided; Commissioners Clarke and Duvall were present. Also present were: Gayle Morgan, Planning Staff Services Manager; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Bob Keister, Budget Manager; Jill Bennett, Comprehensive Planner; Symposium Facilitator Maggie Carter; and Katherine Stowe and Edgar Rice, citizen representatives from the September and October Symposia. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. Selection of Search participants from the Symposiums: Ms. Carter presented a list of names of 22 persons selected to be participants at the Search Conference, as recommended by the Northern, September and October Symposia; the list also included the names of recommended alternates, in case some of the participants cannot attend. The recommendations made by each group were carefully chosen in an attempt to try and achieve a balance of opinions between environmental, private property rights, and middle of the road citizens. Much discussion followed and the Board disagreed on the balance of the groups. Ms. Carter noted that the alternates were listed in a prioritized order; however, Chair Disney suggested that, in the event a participant cannot attend the Conference, that person should choose their replacement so it will be a person with leanings of the same persuasion. No decision was made and the Board agreed to discuss this matter further during Policy Worksession tomorrow.

2. 1995 Supplemental for GIS Maintenance: Ms. Morgan and Ms. Bennett informed the Board that subsequent to the GIS budget being transferred to the enterprise network project, there are no funds remaining allocated for Planning GIS for 1995; they noted that the Planning Department has absorbed the incidental costs associated with the GIS program, but they cannot absorb the ESRI ARC/INFO software maintenance and support and the SUN hardware/software maintenance and support. Ms. Morgan and Ms. Bennett requested Board approval of a 1995 supplemental of $6,106 to pay GIS maintenance invoices which are due. Discussion followed and Mr. Keister was requested to respond to this request; he concurred that there are no GIS dollars remaining in the Planning budget to cover these invoices and he offered several suggestions for a source of funding.

3. Request for Additional Resources: Mr. Legg reminded the Board that when he was appointed Interim Planning Coordinator, the Board asked him to provide them with a full accounting of what will be needed to assist with the development review workload and the PLUS project; per their request, today he presented the following listing of additional personnel and existing personnel revisions which are needed and he requested Board approval of the following resources for those personnel: 1) Hire 1 FTE Planner II January 1, 1996 - $40,912.29 for salary, furniture, pc, phones, etc.; 2) Approve a waiver of personnel policies and advance Rob Helmick to "M" step, effective November 1, 1995 - $911.25 in 1995 and $4,916.94 in 1996; 3) Increase Jacquie Hadwick's position (Account Tech) from .6 FTE to 1.0 FTE through September 1996 - $2,246.31 for 1995 and $13,887.34 for 1996; and 4) Increase Carol Evans' position (Planner I) from .6 FTE to 1.0 FTE through May 1996 - $7,711.67 for 1996. Much discussion followed regarding the source of funding to support these requests.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board direct the Planning Office to pay the GIS supplemental maintenance costs out of the 1995 Planning budget, which will be supplemented by General Fund monies by Mr. Keister, approve the hiring of 1 FTE Planner II, approve the advancement of Rob Helmick to Step "M", effective November 1, 1995, approve the increase of Jacquie Hadwick from .6 FTE to 1.0 FTE, effective November 1, 1995 through September 1996, and approve the increase of Carol Evans from .6 FTE to 1.0 FTE, effective January 1, 1996 through May 1996; these monies to be derived from monies designated for PLUS in the 1996 budget and to derive the 95' portion of these actions from the remaining 95' PLUS budget.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 p.m.

______________________________________

JIM DISNEY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

_______________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

November 1, 1995

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