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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1996

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

(#420 & #421)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Jerry White, Zoning Administrator. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Rob Helmick, Planner II; Richael Michels, Planner I; Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Harry Lynam, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Helmick requested the Board to table the Westridge Estates Right-of-Way Vacation (#95-0S0803) until January 22, 1996.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Westridge Estates Right-Of-Way Vacation until January 22, 1996, as requested.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

1. NORTH POUDRE IRRIGATION MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

(#95-EX0704): NW 1/4 30-09-68, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 64

AND 1/2 MILE WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 11; 40.76 ACRES; 2 LOTS;

O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to create a building site on 7.9 acres with the remaining 32.9 acres being part of the Demmel Reservoir. Ms. Michels described the request and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Staff findings include: 1) This proposal does not provide direct access onto a public road and therefore does not meet the required criteria for a Minor Residential Development; 2) The 1/4 mile private, private, gravel access easement provides poor access for emergency vehicles and establishes a bad precedent for other rural developments; 3) The approval of a new building site on property that is "left over" from creating a 35-acre parcel on an irrigation reservoir sets a poor precedent and could not only encourage further applications on similar properties, but would make similar requests more difficult to deny; 4) The application proposes to use a septic system on poor soil that has been shown to have poor percolation rates in certain areas and is in close proximity to a large body of water. The staff recommendation is for denial of the North Poudre Irrigation Company Minor Residential Development.

Alden Hill, attorney for North Poudre Irrigation Company since 1967, reviewed the history of the company in Larimer County and introduced the North Poudre Board members in attendance for today's public hearing. Mr. Hill described the lengthy process they have had to go through to get to today's hearing and stated they are not just trying to sell a "left over" site; he noted that this property was previously owned by the Bureau of Land Management and was acquired by North Poudre in 1990 through high bid and they wish to sell this portion to re-coup some of the cost. Mr. Hill submitted a number of documents to be made a part of today's proceedings: 1) Copy of the original patent to North Poudre for this 40-acre tract; 2) Copy of a map from one of the old county atlas's showing where the reservoir is and adjacent home sites; 3) Map and information from the Assessor's Office highlighting home sites of 6.5, 4.4, 3.6 and 2.7 acres adjacent to this property; 4) Photos of the site and of the original home on the site; and 5) Right-of-Way agreement between North Poudre and Mr. Lockman. Mr. Hill stated that the North Poudre Board believed that the appropriate thing to do was to come before the Commissioners and county planners to discuss their plans, receive advice, and for certain restrictions to be imposed to insure that everything is done correctly, as opposed to just selling the 40 acres without county review. Mr. Hill addressed the other concern listed in the staff report that approval of this request would set a bad precedent; he noted that in the past 28 years, North Poudre has never come before the county to sell property off nor is there a situation at this reservoir where the North Poudre Irrigation Company plans to sell another tract. Mr. Hill stated that this is an unusual situation and he reiterated that North Poudre will not sell off any other property at Reservoir #2 for another home site. Mr. Hill informed the Board that the original home has been removed but the power pole remains and he noted that North Poudre has no problem with the condition that an engineered septic system be required at this site. Manual Pineda, President North Poudre Board, described in more detail the area of operations of their company and stated they try to run a very efficient company for their stockholders, and he noted that the proceeds from selling this tract will make for a better and more efficient use of the property and the site is compatible with the neighborhood.

Discussion and questions from the Board followed. Chair Clarke asked what North Poudre plans to do to mitigate the poor access for emergency vehicles; Mr. Hill responded they propose to build a roadway to the site off CR 66. Commissioner Disney asked staff if there are other similar parcels in the area and if approval of this request will set a precedent for them; Ms. Michels responded that staff's main concern is a theoretical one in that any reservoir in the area that is similar could make the same request. Commissioner Disney asked Mr. Lynam about the requirement of an all-weather road with a turn-around and if that will address the concerns regarding access; Mr. Lynam responded that it does, but noted that normally the local fire and emergency agencies have the opportunity to comment on the situation. Commissioner Duvall noted that her major concern is the cost of providing law enforcement, fire protection, and road maintenance to the site, and putting a septic system on poor soil next to a reservoir. Chair Clarke asked Mr. Ryan about the engineered septic system on this lot and if the system can adequately protect the ground water; Mr. Ryan responded affirmatively and noted that the soil on the eastern property is suitable for a standard septic system, and they are asking the applicant to commit to utilizing the better soil on the eastern side. Chair Clarke noted that North Poudre has come to the Board asking for approval and giving them an opportunity to make suggestions and requirements of the MRD and they could have sold the 40 acres without county review; therefore, he offered several conditions for approval: 1) The property be developed with septic envelopes with an engineered system to be approved by the County Health Department to insure that there is a good workable septic system and that it be done on the eastern part of the property; 2) Placement of plat notes on the Final Plat, as originally recommended by staff, for potential purchasers to understand the concerns regarding mosquitoes, plague, and conflicts between existing agricultural and recreational uses in the area; 3) Requirement of residential sprinklers; 4) Notice given that park fees need to be paid on this property; 5) Placement of plat notes on Final Plat regarding wildlife nuisance and impacts; and 6) Requirement of an all-weather road to be constructed and maintained annually with appropriate turn-arounds, as recommended by the emergency services in this area. Mr. Hill informed the Board that North Poudre has no objections to those conditions. Commissioner Duvall stated that the County has a MRD policy and, in fairness to those people who have applied for MRD's in the past and will do so in the future, this proposal does concern her that it does not meet the requirements of the County's MRD policy.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board deny the North Poudre Irrigation Company Minor Residential Development (#95-EX0704).

Mr. Hill requested an opportunity to address the Board again.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board re-open the public comment portion of the hearing.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Hill stated that he does not grasp how staff could say that they are concerned about precedent being set for other overlying tracts of 35 acres surrounding Reservoir #2 which could come before the Board with the same request being made today, and he informed the Board that this could not happen without North Poudre being involved. Mr. Hill suggested that a condition of approval be added that North Poudre will agree to never request any further division of property around Reservoir #2; Commissioner Duvall stated that her concern regarding precedent setting is that this request could be made for any reservoir in the county, not just Reservoir #2. Dorothy Shield, Director North Poudre Irrigation Company, addressed the Board and stated that this is definitely a unique situation; she noted that they are not creating a new home site and this is going to create a lovely home site and be an asset for the County. Discussion of the motion to deny ensued; Commissioner Disney stated that with the conditions suggested by Chair Clarke, he could support the proposal.

Motion denied 1 - 2; Chair Clarke and Commissioner Disney dissenting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the North Poudre Irrigation Minor Residential Development (#95-EX0704), with the conditions as proposed.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Duvall dissenting.

3. NORTH LOVELAND COMMERCIAL PLAZA AMENDED PLAT

(#95-SA0797): 25-06-69, NORTHEAST CORNER OF COUNTY ROAD

28 (57TH STREET) AND HIGHWAY 287; 6.55 ACRES; C-COMMERCIAL

ZONING

This is a request to reconfigure 12 existing lots into six building sites. Mr. Kadera provided the history of the site and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Mr. Kadera noted that the applicant has proposed an access onto State Highway 287; however, in a recent conversation with Teresa Jones of the Colorado Department of Transportation, she indicated that right now she doesn't think that access is warranted. Mr. Kadera stated that they would like to see a full access onto 57th Street, which would have full turning movements in all directions, and delay a decision on the access to 287 until a later date. Staff findings are: 1) Loveland Commercial Plaza was approved in 1978. The required improvements were not completed and there is an outstanding subdivision improvements agreement in effect on this development. The SIA is secured by a Lot Sale Restriction; 2) The County Engineering Department and the Colorado Department of Transportation have reviewed this proposed Amended Plat and their comments and recommendations are included in this report; 3) The County Health Department, and all utilities serving this area, reviewed the proposed Amended Plat and stated no objections.

The staff recommendation is for approval of the vacation of Arthur Avenue and approval of the Amended Plat of Loveland Commercial Plaza, with the following conditions: 1) Construction plans for the access road, traffic control devices, drainage, water and sewer lines and other improvements required by the County Engineer and the Colorado Department of Transportation, shall be reviewed and approved by the appropriate agencies before the Plat is recorded; 2) All improvements required by the above mentioned agencies shall be included in a Subdivision Improvements Agreement which shall be executed by the applicant before the Plat is recorded. Appropriate collateral shall be submitted to secure the agreement pursuant to the Larimer County Collateral Policy; 3) Any water line improvements or fire hydrant installation required to meet Loveland Rural Fire Protection District Standards shall be included in the Subdivision Improvements Agreement.

Discussion and questions from the Board followed concerning access and traffic from 57th Street onto State Highway 287. John Donnelly, Engineer for the applicant, noted he has had conversation with Elaine Spencer, Larimer County Engineering, regarding the dedication of a ROW on the east side of the project in lieu of the easement, and she agreed to the easement. Also, they are proposing moving the access to a point 600 ft. to the north of the intersection.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the vacation of Arthur Avenue and approve the North Loveland Commercial Plaza Amended Plat (#95-SA0797), with conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting recessed at 4:55 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY

(#421 @ 1100)

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 7:00 p.m. for a Public Hearing to review the proposed Economic Development Policy for Larimer County. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Lew Wymisner, Staff Liaison for the Overall Economic Development Plan Committee; and Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Mr. Wymisner provided a brief history of the Overall Economic Development Plan Committee, noting it was established in Larimer County in 1988 and the task for the past 1 1/2 years has been to draft an economic development policy for Larimer County. Mr. Wymisner introduced the members of the committee attending tonight's hearing: Nancy McCambridge, Ed Stoner, Roland Mower, and Linda Stanley. A letter previously sent to the Board from Nancy McCambridge was discussed in which she requests that affordable housing be included in #5 in the list of benefits to be delivered; it was noted that affordable housing was originally included in the policy. Mr. Stoner thanked Mr. Wymisner and staff for being the guiding force behind the development of this policy and noted he feels it is a very workable document; he informed the Board that there is no opposition among the committee to having affordable housing re-instated in the policy. Linda Stanley stated that previously there was some disagreement among the committee on whether or not it should be included; therefore, to try and get closure on this policy, they decided to not include it. After further discussion, several revisions were made to the policy, including the re-instatement of affordable housing under #5. (Copy of Economic Development Policy for Larimer County attached - See Page 15).

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Economic Development Policy for Larimer County, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1996

UPDATE FROM CITY OF FORT COLLINS

NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT ON

"CITY PLAN" - THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

(#422)

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. with Greg Byrne, City of Fort Collins Director of Community Planning and Environmental Services and Joe Frank, Fort Collins City Plan Project Manager. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioner Duvall was present. Commissioner Disney was absent. Also present was: Russ Legg, Interim Planning Director; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; and Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

Mr. Frank and Mr. Byrne presented the Fort Collins City Plan for the Board. A draft entitled Demographic and Economic Trends and Issues in Fort Collins was distributed to the Commissioners for their review. This document, as stated by Mr. Byrne, was prepared for the Fort Collins comprehensive plan. Mr. Byrne continued the meeting by giving an overview of the city plan and briefly discussed each point. Mr. Frank detailed the process involved, as well as outline the timeline and remaining tasks needing completion to accomplish their goals. The Visual Preference Survey results were detailed by Mr. Frank and Mr. Byrne. Mr. Byrne explained how the survey was conducted. A videocassette depicting the survey methodology was given to the Commissioners to view. The Commissioners poised several questions to Mr. Byrne and Mr. Frank with respect to how the survey was conducted, the results and if this survey could be incorporated county plans. Much discussion ensued regarding various buildings and areas located in Fort Collins. Mr. Byrne stated that the results from Visual Preference Surveys conducted nationwide were relatively consistent. Discussion continued regarding traffic flow in the civic center area. Mr. Byrne suggested that the Commissioners invite Mr. Joe Balotta from Colorado State University to present the university's master plan. Mr. Lancaster will contact Mr. Balotta to schedule a meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m.

ABATEMENT HEARING FOR COLORADO

SUPERCONDUCTOR, INC

(#423)

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session at 2:00 p.m. with Carla Woodard-Cowling, Senior Appraiser and Bonnie Swartz, Senior Appraiser. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Recording Clerk, A. Jensen.

Chair Clarke began the meeting by introducing all that were present. Mr. Atul Goel, President of Colorado Superconductor and the petitioner in today's proceedings, addressed the Commissioners. Mr. Goel briefly discussed the history of his business, and the equipment usage. Mr. Goel stated he has receipts demonstrating the value of the equipment and is requesting an abatement of the taxes on his personal property for the year 1994 in the amount of $734.20 and a correction of the tax rolls to reflect accurate values for his equipment.

Ms. Cowling presented information and gave testimony in support of the Assessor's office recommendation of denial for this request for abatement. Ms. Cowling briefly explained the process involved in valuing personal property. It was noted that the equipment in questions had been omitted from Colorado Superconductor's 1994 personal property declaration and that a protest of the 1994 values was not submitted to the Assessor's office.

Discussion continued regarding the discrepancies found between Mr. Goel's records and the Assessor's records. Mr. Goel noted that the air tanks and the refrigerator listed on the Assessor's tax rolls are rented and not owned by Colorado Superconductor, therefore he should not be taxed for this equipment. Much discussion ensued with respect to this petition and the equipment involved. Ms. Swartz offered clarification of the audit procedures for the Commissioners and the Petitioner.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board not concur with the recommendation of the Assessor and approve a partial abatement in the amount of $100.00 for schedule number 8115702.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#424 & #425)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Ginny Riley, Director of Human Development; Carol Gillespie, Community Development Manager; Shelly Stephens, Fort Collins Housing Authority; Paul Cooper, Director Community Corrections; Brent Nittmann, Youth Services Bureau Program Manager; Al Kadera, Subdivision Administrator; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; and Donna Hart, Assistant to the County Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Kelly Ohlson conveyed his concerns regarding a rumor he heard that the Parks Board will become the Open Space Board; he thinks applicants for the Open Space Board should be screened for expertise in managing open space lands and no one should be given preferential consideration. Mr. Ohlson stated that his concern is no reflection on any of the existing Parks Board members, he just thinks that expertise in managing parks is not the same as expertise in managing open space. Commissioner Duvall concurred; Chair Clarke stated that if any of the current Parks Board members are interested in the Open Space Board, he hopes they will apply as it would provide continuity to the new board if one or two were selected.

Following last week's open session for public comment, Tom Bender contacted the Colorado State Forest Service and obtained their definitions of natural resource management and recreational management; he submitted those definitions in writing to the Board and noted there is a big difference between the management of the two, even though they may inter-relate. Mr. Bender stated that Farm Bureau's concern is that lands need to have land-use goals and they need to be managed accordingly and you don't manage open space with recreational expertise. Mr. Bender submitted other materials obtained from the State Forest Service defining the difference between strategic management plans and site specific management plans. In reference to comments made last week by Mr. Bender regarding the County doing an inventory of county lands so they can be properly managed, Chair Clarke informed Mr. Bender that the County is involved in an inventory process which has been going on for a month. The Board asked Mr. Ohlson and Mr. Bender if they each would submit a list of criteria for the Board to consider when interviewing applicants for the Open Space Board to insure that citizens with natural resource management and open space management skills are selected rather than those with recreational skills; they agreed to do this for the Board.

2. RESOLUTION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT REGARDING ASSIGNMENT OF POWERS AND DUTIES: Ms. Gillespie requested Board approval of a resolution and Intergovernmental Agreement to transfer the powers and duties of the Larimer County Housing Authority to the Fort Collins Housing Authority.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution and Intergovernmental Agreement for assignment of Larimer County Housing Authority power and duties to the Fort Collins Housing Authority.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R96-03g RESOLUTION FOR ASSIGNMENT OF POWERS AND DUTIES

FROM LARIMER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY TO THE

FORT COLLINS HOUSING AUTHORITY

A96-04 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

LARIMER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE

FORT COLLINS HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR ASSIGNMENT

OF POWERS & DUTIES

3. OPERATING COSTS FOR JUVENILE HOLDING: Mr. Lancaster stated that when he met with the Loveland City Council recently, the issue of operating costs for the juvenile holding facility was approached. Much discussion followed and the Board concurred that a joint meeting should be scheduled with the Fort Collins and Loveland City Councils and law enforcement officials from each entity to discuss this matter. Commissioner Disney said "It is time to go back and define the problem we are trying to solve". The Board will discuss this item with the Fort Collins City Council next week and give the Loveland City Council a little time for their new council to get organized before meeting with them; Commissioner Duvall suggested that the law enforcement officials from both entities also be invited to the meeting next week. The idea of forming a working group from the three entities to work on this matter was also suggested.

4. DISCUSSION OF HHS DIRECTOR AND RESOLUTION: Mr. Gluckman presented a revised draft Health and Human Services (HHS) resolution and job description for the HHS Director and requested Board comments. The Board reviewed same and offered several comments and revisions and directed Mr. Gluckman to re-write the resolution for future adoption by the Board and to send the draft job description to Human Resources for review. Mr. Gluckman noted he has spoken with Mr. Anderson indicating the concern for space for this new position; InterPlan is doing an inventory of Blue Spruce and they will determine if there is space available. Commissioner Duvall asked if there will be an interview committee for this new position, as several of the Private Industry Council (PIC) members have expressed an interest in being on that committee.

5. FINAL APPROVAL OF RAM'S HORN VILLAGE AMENDED PLAT AND SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENTS AGREEMENT: Mr. Kadera requested Board approval on a Final Plat and SIA for Ram's Horn Village, P.U.D, noting this is for the last phase of the project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board approve the Final Amended Plat and Subdivision Improvements Agreement for the Ram's Horn Village, P.U.D., and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A96-05 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND R.A.O.

CORPORATION RELATING TO THE AMENDED PLAT OF

RAMS HORN VILLAGE, P.U.D.

6. COURTHOUSE SECURITY COMMITTEE: Mr. Lancaster asked if the Board would like to proceed with the formation of a Courthouse Security Committee to look at improving the security in the Courthouse. Discussion followed and CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was for Mr. Lancaster to put together a working group of 3-5 people to determine if there is a problem and the degree of the problem. It was suggested that Myrna Rodenberger, Dick Anderson, the Sheriff and a Judge be asked to be in this group.

7. WAIVER OF PERSONNEL POLICY TO CONVERT TEMPORARY TO REGULAR POSITION: Mr. Lancaster noted that the Commissioner's Office has operated with a temporary secretary for almost one year and because of increased work loads. The Board approved a regular half-time position for the office in the 1996 budget. The Board was requested to waive the personnel policy and allow the incumbent in the Commissioner's Office to be converted from temporary to regular status in order to provide continuity of service and efficiency in the office.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of County personnel policy to allow the County Manager to fill a newly authorized regular position with the incumbent employee who is currently classified as temporary, without further advertising.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. WORKSESSION::

-- Economic Development Committee: Following approval of the Economic Development Policy at Monday night's hearing, Mr. Wymisner asked Mr. Lancaster if the Board would like for him to proceed with advertising for members to serve on the Economic Development Committee. Commissioner Duvall recommended that Mr. Wymisner proceed with advertising in order to not lose momentum; the Board concurred.

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

9. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall reported she met with Mr. Legg, Interim Planning Director and several matters were discussed: 1) As the Sheriff is not planning to go to the Search Conference, the Board would like to have Capt. Darling attend the conference to make the presentation regarding the need for increased funding in the Sheriff's Department; 2) On February 20, the Board will be meeting with the Growth Management Committee from the City of Fort Collins to look at road fees and waivers in the UGA. Chair Clarke added they need to discuss waiver criteria and Commissioner Disney suggested involving Loveland and Berthoud also in these discussions, and to discuss fee waivers for affordable housing; 3) In response to an inquiry from Commissioner Disney whether or not we need an Interim Director or a Director in Planning, the Board decided they will review the applications which have been submitted for this position and then discuss this matter further during their next Policy Worksession.

-- Commissioner Duvall noted she met with Ginny Riley who indicated that the Community Action Board (CAB) Bylaws contain global perspectives that conflict with departmental perspectives. Ms. Riley is proposing that the department focus on department perspectives until the Health and Human Services position is in place and then an advisory or ad hoc focus group be formed to bring in the larger global perspectives. Commissioner Duvall thought this was a good idea and wondered what the other Commissioners thought; the Board concurred with the idea.

-- Commissioner Disney reported that radio station KRKI in Estes Park is relocating their transmission tower to a site that the National Park Service finds objectionable and they are preparing a letter to that effect. Commissioner Disney also noted he discussed helicopters with the Park Service and with the Board's permission he is going to draft a resolution, similar to the CCI resolution, to send to the Vice President of the United States to get the Department of Transportation to move on a helicopter resolution; the Board concurred with this action.

-- Chair Clarke gave a HHS report and stated he has appointments with some key people to work on possibilities to eliminate the duplication of services; he noted it is a complex issue.

10. DOCUMENT REVIEW:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of January 1, 1996, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of January 15, 1996, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Before the Consent Agenda is approved, Chair Clarke requested that the Abatement Hearing for Colorado Superconductor, Inc., which was held on January 9, 1996, be re-opened to amend the motion the Board made on that date.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners re-open the Abatement Hearing for Colorado Superconductor, Inc., which was held on January 9, 1996.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners amend the motion to amend the abatement refund of $100 to $190 for Colorado Superconductor, Inc., to correct a mathematical error in the hearing the previous day.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the Consent Agenda for Document Review on January 10, 1996:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT, as recommended by the County Assessor, for: Capital Mtg. Funding; Goss; Henson; Rodgers; Neilon; Spectrum Investment Corp.; Olson; and Worthington. LIQUOR LICENSES: A License was issued for Spanish Manor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. County Approval was granted to Convenience Plus No. 7 - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO. MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Vision Service Plan Group Application Form and Personnel Authorization Request Form.

A96-06 AGREEMENT CONCERNING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON

COUNTY ROAD 24H BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND CARLSON INVESTMENT, INC.

(Project #176 - Indian Creek)

A96-07 AGREEMENT CONCERNING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON

COUNTY ROAD 56 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND DIANE FEGERBERG (Project #192 -

Poudre Valley Canal)

A96-08 SUBDIVISION IMPROVEMENT AGREEMENT FOR HIGHLAND

HILLS 3RD FILING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND HH GROUP, INC.

A96-09 WARRANTY COLLATERAL AGREEMENT FOR VISTA BONITA

7TH FILING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND DON D. AND E. E. JOHNSTON

A96-10 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND WARREN KRAXBERGER (Lease of

Office Space at 905 North College Avenue)

C96-01 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTORS, INC.

OF PLATTEVILLE (Replacement of Bridge Nos. 56-0.5-3 (Poudre

Valley) & 56-0.6-3 (Cowan Lateral - Project #192

C96-02 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND LUNA CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.

(Reconstruction of Bridge No. 18E-WO.2-31 over Cottonwood

Creek - Project #200)

R96-04s RESOLUTION REGARDING THE RELEASE OF RESTRICTION

ON SALE OF LOTS FOR GRASSLAND 2ND FILING

R96-05s RESOLUTION REGARDING THE RELEASE OF COLLATERAL

R96-06g RESOLUTION CANCELING TAXES DETERMINED TO BE

UNCOLLECTIBLE

R96-07g RESOLUTION REGARDING DEPOSIT OF 1996 FUNDS BY

COUNTY TREASURER

R96-08g AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING

COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED

OFFICIALS, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1996

Motion carried 3 - 0.

11. LEGAL MATTERS:

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag, and Planner Rob Helmick, joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board go into Executive Session at 11:20 a.m. to discuss pending litigation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:55 a.m.; no action taken.

_______________________________________

JOHN CLARKE, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

________________________________

Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

________________________________

Aimee Jensen, Deputy County Clerk

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICY FOR

LARIMER COUNTY

Larimer County supports the development of a local economy which is increasingly self-reliant and that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. Achieving this goal will deliver the following benefits:

1. Preservation and enhancement of a balanced, thriving, and vital

local economy

2. Availability of productive and satisfying work for residents of

Larimer County

3. Stabilization of local economic cycles

4. Generation of adequate public and private resources to deliver

essential health and human services to county residents

5. Preservation and enhancement of a diverse and rewarding

quality of life, including protection of the natural and visual

environment, development of transportation alternatives,

affordable housing, cultural and recreational opportunities

Such economic development would support existing businesses and retain existing employment, as well as foster new employment opportunities which create a positive impact on the county.

The role of County government is to support and facilitate other public and private economic development efforts primarily when appropriate.

Tools:

1. Tax Policy revenue sources

2. Land use policy

3. Recreation, environment and natural resources policies and programs

4. Job training

5. Transportation

6. Infrastructure

7. Information

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