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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1996

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION

PLACING PROJECT S.A.F.E. ON THE NOVEMBER

GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. for a Public Hearing with Demi La Rue, Courthouse Project Coordinator. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Carol Block, Director of Finance; Dick Anderson, Facilities Manager; Donna Hart, Community Information Officer; Steve Bell, Managing Director Municipal Finance Department for Dain Bosworth, Inc.; Mike Johnson, Bond Attorney; Marla Hehn, Assistant County Attorney; and George Hass, County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair Clarke stated that the purpose of today's hearing is to discuss the facilities plan for Larimer County; however, some concern has been expressed about some specifics of the contract with Hensel Phelps and, after consultation with the County Attorney, it has been suggested that the Board go into Executive Session to resolve some of those specifics before official action is taken.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 2:10 p.m. to discuss contract negotiations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Board came out of Executive Session at 2:40 p.m.

Ms. La Rue requested the Board adopt a resolution describing a proposal for the imposition of a county-wide sales and use tax and referring a ballot issue to the 1996 General Election ballot for the approval of such proposal. Ms. La Rue read aloud the ballot title exactly as it will be written on the ballot: "Shall Larimer County taxes be increased $10,969,600 annually by the imposition of a 0.43 percent (43 cents per $100) sales and use tax for 20 years, for the sole purpose of improving public safety by constructing, equipping, expanding and operating a Larimer County Justice Center Complex in Fort Collins, a Courts Facility in Loveland, expansion of the County jail, a Sheriff's Headquarters at the jail complex, renovation of the Courthouse/Administrative building in Fort Collins, renovation of the Larimer County Office Annex in Loveland, and other directly related purposes, such tax to be imposed, collected, administered and enforced as provided in the Board of County Commissioners' Resolution No. R96-132g, and shall all revenues from such tax and any earnings thereon (regardless of amount) constitute a voter-approved revenue change? YES______ NO______

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt Resolution R96-132g describing a proposal for the imposition of a County-wide sales and use tax; and referring a ballot issue to the 1996 General Election Ballot for the approval of such proposal, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R96-132g RESOLUTION DESCRIBING A PROPOSAL FOR THE

IMPOSITION OF A COUNTY-WIDE SALES AND USE TAX;

REFERRING A BALLOT ISSUE TO THE 1996 GENERAL

ELECTION BALLOT FOR THE APPROVAL OF SUCH PROPOSAL

Chair Clarke thanked everyone involved for their time in working on this proposal and he emphasized that this action only puts the proposal on the ballot to give the citizens of Larimer County an opportunity to make the decision whether or not to invest their money in these facilities; however, he stated it is important to note that the Board has not yet finished negotiating all of the specifics of the contract. Commissioner Duvall stated that today really is a historical day and, by this action, the Board is asking the voters to decide whether or not they will fund possibly one of the most exciting projects that has come to the City of Fort Collins in a long, long time; she thinks the Justice Center can be the anchor to an entire project all the way to the river and she is also excited because it includes projects for Loveland, as well, and all of these projects are in partnership with the Cities, the public entities, and the County. Commissioner Disney stated that the Board has done their very best to be as responsible as they could in terms of analyzing the project and it is now up to the voters to be responsible to the needs of the citizens of this County.

The hearing recessed at 2:45 p.m.

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Clarke presided; Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: Rob Helmick, Planner II; John Pedas, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

Chair 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. CENTRO BUSINESS PARK TRACT AA AMENDED PLAT (#96-SA0926):

09-07-68, NORTH OF HIGHWAY 14, WEST OF INTERSTATE 25;

17.29 ACRES; C-COMMERCIAL ZONING

This is a request to reconfigure an existing subdivision lot by adding an adjacent parcel to it; approval of this Amended Plat will also vacate part of an existing utility and drainage easement. Staff findings include: 1) Centro Business Park was approved in 1980; 2) The applicant intends to build an addition to an existing commercial building; the addition would encroach on an existing lot line and utility easement; 3) The Amended Plat will add an unplatted parcel to Tract A and vacate an existing utility easement along the old lot line; 4) The County Health Department has no objection to the Amended Plat. The County Engineer has approved the Amended Plat with new drainage easements that will be shown on the Final Plat; 5) All utilities serving this area reviewed the Amended Plat and stated no objections. The staff recommendation is for approval of the Amended Plat of Tract AA Centro Business Park, with the appropriate drainage easements on the Final Plat.

2. LINCOLN CONDOMINIUM WAREHOUSES II (#96-SU0934):

07-07-68, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LINCOLN AVENUE, EAST OF

LINK LANE; 2.04 ACRES; I-INDUSTRIAL ZONING

This is a request to create individual commercial condominium units in an existing commercial building. Staff findings are: 1) This request is to create seven commercial condominium units in an existing commercial building; 2) The only change resulting from this request will be the ownership of the property; the number of units and the use of the site will remain the same; 3) Access, drainage, landscaping and utility service were addressed when the building permit was issued for this building; 4) The Condominium Declaration provides for maintenance of the building and defines each owners rights and responsibilities with respect to the property. The staff recommendation is for approval of the condominium map for Lincoln Condominium Warehouses Supplement No. 1.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the Centro Business Park Tract AA Amended Plat (#96-SA0926) and the Lincoln Condominium Warehouses II (#96-SA0934), as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. IACOVETTA (PEARCY) ZONING VIOLATION: 34-07-69, LOT 36,

IMPERIAL ESTATES 2ND, 3732 CRESCENT DRIVE

This alleged violation is for storing several motor homes, trucks, trailers, campers, junk and other debris in the R-Residential Zoning District and for building several small storage buildings on the property without building permits which do not meet minimum setback requirements. Mr. Pedas submitted two sets of photos and a site plan of the property, described the location, provided the background information regarding the violation, and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Mr. Pedas informed the Board that significant improvement has been made to the property recently; however, staff still doesn't have the setback or building permits and in discussing this matter with Ms. Iacovetta last week, she indicated she could probably have most of this accomplished within 30 days. Staff findings include: 1) The subject property is zoned R-Residential District; 2) The R-Residential zone allows outside storage accessory to the permitted residential use; 3) Buildings for enclosed storage are permitted in the R-Residential zone provided permits are obtained and the buildings meet minimum setback requirements; 4) The storage of motor homes, large flatbed trailers, campers, junk and other debris creates an unsightly condition in an otherwise residential neighborhood; 5) Continued use of the property inconsistent with the requirements of the zoning regulations will affect property values in the neighborhood; 6) It is unsafe to have buildings underneath electrical power lines; 7) Building permits and setback and use permits are required for all structures in Larimer County. The staff recommendation is to find that the violations exist, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met. Questions from the Board and discussion followed; the property owner was not present for today's hearing.

The following adjacent property owners to the subject property addressed the Board with their concerns: Herb Ruppert, Mollie Mercer, and Angie Onstaad. Mr. Ruppert stated that they have had problems in the past regarding the condition of this property and he noted there was a woman and child living in the mobile home for awhile. Ms. Mercer agreed that in the last week quite a bit of progress has been made as the trailer full of junk, a U-Haul type truck, and a car which has had a broken window for two years has been moved; she asked the Board what they can do if these vehicles all return. Ms. Onstaad said she has looked at this mess for many years and they feel their property has been devalued because of it; she stated that this is a health, rodent, and fire hazard and very unsightly. In response to Ms. Mercer's question, Chair Clarke assured her that if these violations reoccur, staff will be authorized to proceed immediately with legal action and it will not be necessary to have another hearing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and find, in the matter of the Iacovetta Zoning Violation, that the violations exist, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. MURNANE ZONING VIOLATION (#94-ZV0403): 13-06-69, AT 630

VICTORIA DRIVE, 7415 VICTORIA COURT, LOT 24 AND PART OF

LOT 25, VICTORIA ESTATES

This alleged violation is for storing inoperable vehicles, machinery, boats and other assorted junk and debris in the FA-1 Farming Zone and for abandoning a single family residential construction project resulting in a severe unsightly condition on the property. Mr. Pedas submitted photos of the site, described the location, provided the background information regarding the violation, and reviewed the major concerns and issues. Staff findings are: 1) The subject property is zoned FA-1 Farming; 2) The FA-1 District does not permit vehicle salvage, repair, or storage not accessory to a permitted use; 3) The outside storage has a serious visual impact in an otherwise residential neighborhood; 4) Construction of the dwelling has not progressed in a normal manner without justification; 5) Continued use of the property, inconsistent with the zoning, will affect property values in the neighborhood.

The staff recommendation is to find that the violations exist, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met for removal of the junk; with regard to the unfinished building, no additional building permit extensions will be issued for the house permit, beyond October 24, 1996, unless the house is completely closed in (weathered in) before October 24, 1996 and the house completed, final inspection and Certificate of Occupancy no later than April 24, 1997 and the County Attorney will be authorized to proceed with legal action to have the structure removed if the construction deadlines are not met. Questions from the Board and discussion followed.

Commissioner Disney noted for the record that a petition has been received, signed by 32 neighbors of the subject property, requesting the Board to take action immediately to require completion of the house which has been under construction for the past three years and has resulted in a substantial loss in property value of their homes. Kevin Murnane, property owner, addressed the Board and stated that the building has not been abandoned, he has been working on it all summer, everything is up to code, and he has met all his inspections; with regard to the vehicles, Mr. Murnane noted that all are operable, except for one and all are licensed, except for two. The Board examined the pictures of the property and asked questions of Mr. Murnane; he responded that all his permits are up to date. When questioned by the Board when he expects the house to be completed, Mr. Murnane responded that he hopes the house will be done by the end of next summer.

Dana Legner, adjacent property owner, stated he recently had an appraisal done on his house and he was told it was $20,000 less than it should have been because of this unfinished structure and condition of the property. Mr. Legner stated that the signatures on the petition submitted represent 80% of the homeowners in the area; he noted that construction of this house has gone on long enough and not much progress has been made - the property looks junky and they are embarrassed to have friends over. Mr. Legner stated that when the inspections on the structure are done, some weeds are cut down to make it more presentable; he also noted that the materials being used are substandard and they are concerned about what the house is going to look like when it is completed. With regard to the substandard materials, Mr. Murnane noted that he is using materials from an old house and he is meeting code. Commissioner Duvall asked if there are legal requirements that a person has to build his house within a certain length of time; Ms. Haag responded that a building permit is good forever, as long as work is being done on the house; however, if work is discontinued for a period of 180 days, then the building permit expires. Chair Clarke expressed concern that this situation is negatively impacting the neighbors and he thinks more progress needs to be made; Commissioner Disney concurs. Commissioner Duvall expressed concern about the investment Mr. Murnane has made on this house and how long is reasonable to build a house if outside help cannot be hired to help; she is concerned about the substandard materials and she thinks the building department needs to get out there and do an inspection. Commissioner Duvall requested the hearing be re-opened so she may ask Mr. Murnane a question.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board re-open the hearing to provide an opportunity to ask the property owner several questions.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Commissioner Duvall asked Mr. Murnane if it would be possible for him to meet the October 24, 1996 deadline and have this structure weathered in if he hired some help; Mr. Murnane responded probably not, but he can probably get a roof on by winter. Commissioner Duvall asked is there is any way this deadline can be revised slightly so he can make the deadline; Mr. Murnane said he is going to have his septic system inspected in two weeks and he will meet the next deadline with the septic system inspection. Mr. Pedas responded that the septic system is not part of the building inspection, it is an inspection by the Health Department. To clarify the situation for everyone and apparent misunderstanding, Ms. Haag explained that Mr. Murnane has a valid building permit and if he stops work on the permit for 180 days, or if he doesn't call for inspections within a certain period of time, the building permit will expire. Ms. Haag stated that staff is saying that once this building permit expires, under either of these two contingencies, if Mr. Murnane hasn't enclosed his home by October 24, 1996, his building permit will not be renewed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and find, in the matter of the Murnane Zoning Violation, that the violations exist, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met, for removal of the junk; with regard to the unfinished building, no additional building permit extensions will be issued for the house permit, beyond October 24, 1996, unless the house is completely closed in (weathered in) before October 24, 1996 and the house completed, final inspection and Certificate of Occupancy no later than April 24, 1997, and the County Attorney will be authorized to proceed with legal action to have the structure removed if the construction deadlines are not met.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioners Disney and Duvall were present. Also present were: K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager; Judy Heiderscheidt, Pollution Prevention Coordinator; Tom Peterson, United Way Public Sector Chair, Bill Peck, Executive Director of United Way, and David Nichols, United Way Director of Funds Distribution; Len Bammer and Dick Anderson, Larimer County Co-Chairs United Way Campaign; Lew Wymisner, Chair Economic Development Advisory Board; Carol Block, Finance Director; Ralph Jacobs, Human Resources Director; Doreen Kemp, Human Resources Specialist; Joan Duchene, Commissioner's Office Supervisor; and Donna Hart, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The following two persons addressed the Board during the open session for public comment: David Schaubert and Cheryl Olson. Mr. Schaubert, homeowner in Country Meadows Subdivision Phase I, expressed concern regarding the status of the development of Phase I and Phase II, as the developer has yet to complete some of the work in Phases I and II and now is starting on Phase III. Mr. Schaubert noted he has a letter signed by 15 homeowners also upset with the development in this area and he informed the Board that the green areas are filled with weeds, there is supposed to be one tree per unit in Phase II, and there are 37 homes and three trees total, and there are a few trees still alive in Phase I. Mr. Schaubert stated that the homeowners are looking for a time frame and want to know specifically what will be done, who is responsible, and when. Chair Clarke stated that the County has a bond with the developer and the site will be inspected and they will make sure all conditions are followed.

Ms. Olson, Commissioner Candidate for District #2, stated that she is very concerned about the cost per square foot of the proposed Justice Center and she suggested forming an advisory committee to look at the cost to make sure the taxpayers get a good deal or reduce the cost. Commissioner Duvall stated she agreed with the suggestion because she had made the same suggestion several months ago; the Board concurred that the suggestion was a good one.

2. OPEN LANDS ADVISORY BOARD BYLAWS: Ms. Cameron stated she had two questions for the Board today; she noted that the Open Lands Advisory Board set up several sub-committees and one sub-committee is developing a set of recommended bylaws for the Board to operate under and there are a couple of points they are wrestling with and they asked her to discuss those points with the Board for some direction: 1) Ms. Cameron stated that the way they are proposing the bylaws is that the Open Lands Advisory Board would review management plans that are developed for the lands they acquire with the open space dollars; she noted that the ballot language intended that a management plan would be developed for every parcel of land acquired, but it doesn't specifically say in the ballot language that the Open Lands Advisory Board would review the plan. Ms. Cameron stated that the majority of this committee feels they should do that, but the minority does not; staff would like for this Board to look at the management plans and then the Parks Department would go in and manage. The Board concurred with staff. 2) The second item the Advisory Board is wrestling with are the alternates to the Advisory Board; Ms. Cameron noted that currently the Open Lands Advisory Board has 12 members and 3 alternates and they are considering either keeping the Board at 12 members with 3 alternates, or reducing the number of Board members by eliminating the alternates over a period of four years. Ms. Cameron stated that the reason behind this question is because 15 is such a large board and since the Commissioners formed this Board, they are wondering if the Commissioners have a strong feeling about having 15 members on this Board. Because of a recent resignation of a valuable alternate member on the Board of Adjustment, Commissioner Duvall stated that in giving his reasons for resigning, this person recommended not having alternates on any of the boards, and she noted that the City of Fort Collins does not have alternates on their boards any more; therefore, she proposed that the Commissioners seriously consider whether they should have alternates on any of the boards. Commissioner Duvall stated that, in her opinion, she thinks the Open Lands Advisory Board is too big and she favors phasing out the alternates on that board. Chair Clarke stated he has worked with large boards and he likes having alternates on boards; however, he admitted that lots of the work is done in sub-committees. Much discussion followed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners concur with the staff recommendation to phase out the alternates on the Open Lands Advisory Board.

Commissioner Disney stated he agrees with Commissioner Duvall's first suggestion that the Board needs to discuss this policy issue, which would apply to all boards, at length.

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

Ms. Cameron stated that she will have the sub-committee prepare two sets of proposed bylaws, one with alternates and one without alternates, to be presented to the Board for approval after their in-depth discussion of this matter. The Board requested Mr. Gluckman to add this subject to the list of agenda items to be discussed during a Policy Worksession in the future.

3. PROCLAMATION - POLLUTION PREVENTION WEEK: Chair Clarke read aloud the Proclamation proclaiming the week of September 16-22, 1996 as Pollution Prevention Week.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners hereby proclaim the week of September 16-22, 1996 as Pollution Prevention Week, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. UNITED WAY PRESENTATION: Mr. Peck thanked the Commissioners for their continued support of United Way and noted that this year the focus will not be on dollars but on participation and where the funds are going; he stated that after the campaign is over, he would like to come back to the Board to report on the campaign. Mr. Peck requested the Board's blessings so everyone will know this is a county-wide process and if employees choose to give to United Way, they will know their dollars will be well invested. Mr. Nichols stated he has met with Mr. Bammer and Mr. Anderson and they have a plan in place, which will be announced in the September Newsletter. Mr. Anderson stated that this really is a group effort and if everybody does a little, much can be accomplished. Much discussion followed. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to totally pledge their support for the United Way Campaign.

5. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

YOUTH SERVICE ADVISORY BOARD:

Ms. Duchene informed the Board that a letter has been received from Larry Grauberger resigning as Director of the Northeast Region, Division of Youth Corrections, and recommending that Paul H. Cooper, his successor, be appointed as a member of the Youth Service Advisory Board, for an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 1998.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Paul Cooper to the Youth Service Advisory Board, for an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 1998, as recommended by Mr. Grauberger.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD:

Mr. Wymisner stated that in response to the Board's request, they advertised for and received two applications from individuals involved in agriculture to serve on the County's Economic Development Advisory Board; interviews were conducted by himself and Mr. Gluckman on September 5, 1996 and they are recommending the Board appoint Rod Wailes and Andy Grant to this Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments of Rod Wailes and Andy Grant to the Economic Development Advisory Board, each for a four-year term ending June 30, 2000.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

URBAN GROWTH AREA REVIEW BOARD:

Ms. Duchene reminded the Board that on May 29, 1996, the Commissioners made a motion to waive the Larimer County Policy regarding term limitation and reappoint Don Crews, Steve Johnson, and Ralph Waldo to the Urban Growth Area (UGA) Board for an additional one-year term. After this action was taken, the City of Fort Collins stated that they wanted people serving on this Board that lived in the UGA; therefore, the City of Fort Collins would like the Board to rescind that motion and make new appointments. It was noted that only the three joint appointments are supposed to live in the UGA and also that Don Crews and Ralph Waldo did finish their term limits and policy was waived to reappoint them, as they requested; it was also pointed out that Steve Johnson is the County's appointment and, therefore, can be reappointed to this Board.

Ms. Duchene noted that Commissioner Duvall and Gina Jannett, Fort Collins Mayor Pro-Tem, interviewed the applicants of persons living in the UGA and are recommending appointments, as follows:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners rescind the original motion made by the Board on May 29, 1996 which reappointed Don Crews, Steve Johnson and Ralph Waldo to the Urban Growth Area Review Board for an additional one-year term, expiring on June 30, 1997, not that the Board believes that these persons aren't good appointments, but in order to work with the City of Fort Collins on these joint appointments.

Chair Clarke stated he is against this motion because when the UGA Review Board was set up, this is what was intended; however, this requirement that the appointees live in the UGA has not been followed for years and he thinks these two persons should be allowed to serve on this Board again, as they requested to do so. Chair Clarke stated that if the Board is going to waive policy for Mr. Johnson, why can't they also waive it for Mr. Crews and Mr. Waldo, because they all have served this Board well and given their time.

AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION

Commissioner Duvall suggested a friendly amendment to the motion recommending that a very nice letter be written to Mr. Crews and Mr. Waldo explaining the reason for the Board rescinding the original motion of May 29, 1996 in which they were reappointed to the UGA Board.

Motion carried 2 - 1; Chair Clarke dissenting.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the joint City of Fort Collins/Larimer County appointments of Natalie Warren, Bob Long, and Tim Wakefield to the Urban Growth Area Review Board, each for a three-year term ending June 30, 1999; and to waive the Larimer County Policy regarding term limitation and reappoint Steve Johnson for an additional one-year term to expire June 30, 1997; and approve the City's appointment of Brent Thordarson for a one-year term, to expire June 30, 1997.

Motion carried 3 - 0; Chair Clarke noted that he voted for this motion only because he favors the reappointment of Steve Johnson to this Board.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

6. LEGAL MATTERS:

Mr. Hass stated he prepared two versions of the Findings and Order for the reinstatement of the liquor license renewal for New Moon Enterprises, LLC., dba the White Buffalo; before submitting one version to the Board for approval, he requested clarification from the Board whether or not the doors of the establishment are to be remain closed at all times or only when bands are playing. The Board discussed this matter and remembered that at the first hearing complaints were received that announcements over the PA system were too loud; therefore, the Board determined that the doors are to remain closed at all times.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Findings and Order in the Matter of New Moon Enterprises, LLC., dba White Buffalo, 5400 North Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO. 80538, pursuant to the renewal hearing held on August 13, 1996.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R96-133G FINDINGS AND ORDER IN THE MATTER OF NEW MOON

ENTERPRISES, LLC., DBA WHITE BUFFALO (Approval of

Reinstatement of Liquor License)

Mr. Hass stated that Ms. Haag, Assistant County Attorney, requested him to advise the Board that they have filed an action on the Oliver Zoning Violation issue in Estes Park.

7. RESOLUTION ASSIGNING PRIVATE REVENUE BOND ALLOCATION: Ms. Block informed the Board that each year Larimer County receives a private activity bond allocation from the State and we have until September 15 to commit it to certain projects; she stated that the City of Fort Collins has asked Larimer County to assign its 1996 allocation of approximately $1.4 million to them to use for a $7.9 million affordable housing project to be located at County Road 9 and Harmony Road.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the resolution authorizing assignment to the City of Fort Collins of a private activity bond allocation of Larimer County pursuant to the Colorado Private Activity Bond Ceiling Allocation Act, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R96-134g RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ASSIGNMENT TO THE CITY

OF FORT COLLINS OF A PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND

ALLOCATION OF LARIMER COUNTY PURSUANT TO THE

COLORADO PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND CEILING

ALLOCATION ACT

8. RE-ADJUSTMENT SERVICES: Mr. Jacobs stated that a few month's ago Mr. Lancaster indicated to Human Resources that the Board had an interest in developing a program to assist employees who may be laid off as a consequence of Federal funding cutbacks. In response to that request, an informal cost analysis of re-adjustment services was conducted and a program has been developed. Ms. Kemp described the proposal in detail, noting it has two parts: 1) The Transition Orientation for a cost of $150; and 2) Re-Adjustment Program for a cost of $1500 per person. The Board was requested to approve and fund the Re-Adjustment Services Plan for laid-off workers, at a cost of $1,650 per person for both Phase I and Phase I, with monies derived from the unemployment insurance reserve fund. Mr. Gluckman noted that this is a pro-active attempt to consider what can be done in case Federal funding is cut, which he noted at this time is uncertain, and they are not aware of any layoffs; Mr. Jacobs requested that they start with a $5,000 appropriation from the fund.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve and fund the Re-Adjustment Services Plan for laid off workers, at a cost of $1,650. per person for both Phase I and Phase II; monies derived from the unemployment insurance reserve fund.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. CUSTOMER SERVICE PROGRAM: Mr. Gluckman showed a video from a portion of the movie Lonesome Dove to show an example of poor customer service. Mr. Gluckman provided a brief overview of the customer service program the hard-working committee, comprised of Bob Keister, Len Bammer, Ginny Riley, Dave Mosher, and Scott Smith, has been working on; he reviewed the five critical areas addressed in the customer service strategy: 1) Top down commitment; 2) Ongoing feedback; 3) Training; 4) Service standards; 5) Rewards and recognition. Mr. Gluckman presented a pyramid for service delivery with the traditional focused organization of management at the top and the customer at the bottom, and an inverted pyramid of a customer-focused organization with the customer at the top and management on the botton; he noted that the county will stirve to move toward the latter approach.

Mr. Gluckman presented a draft vision statement, developed by the committee, which states: "Larimer County employees will provide a positive experience that exceeds customer expectations every time; we will do this by being: knowledgeable, empowered, and helpful. The committee also put together some objectives and strategies how to achieve this vision. Mr. Gluckman recommended that the Board adopt the vision statement and continue on with the strategies to develop the customer service program. Mr. Jacobs stated that Ms. Kemp will be responsible for this program, which needs Board support to have any effect. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to support this program.

10. WORKSESSION:

-- Request to appoint Citizens Advisory Board: Commissioner Duvall stated that at the Partnership Summit Conference she proposed, and the Commissioner's have been discussing this informally since that time, that a Citizens Advisory Board be formed comprised of local people which have a background in design/build facilities, development, and financing to assist the Commissioners and staff to be certain that taxpayer interests are carefully represented in the proposed facilities building that will be on the November ballot; and, in particular, she wanted to be sure that the taxpayer concerns were carefully represented in negotiating the contract with Hensel Phelps. Commissioner Disney noted that the function of this advisory board would be to provide information to the Commissioners which might be useful during negotiations.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the formation of a citizens advisory board to advise the Board regarding technical information and cost arrangements with Henzel Phelps and to be certain that the square foot costs, local bidding arrangements, and project management are appropriate.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Citing location for new Landfill: Commissioner Disney stated that the Environmental Advisory Board has some concern that Larimer County is already behind the power curve on citing a new landfill 20 years from now; he noted this is a very extensive and difficult process and we need to be deciding whether or not we are going to stay in the landfill business or go to the private sector and, if we are going to stay in the landfill business, we should be working on location citing right now. As liaison to the Public Works Department, with the Board's permission, Commissioner Disney stated he will get information from Ms. Henderson and Mr. Lancaster on this matter to find out where we should be in this process; the Board concurred with the suggestion.

-- Request from Livermore Fire Department: As a follow-up to the discussion last week regarding the request from the Livermore Fire Department for the donation for one of the 4-wheel drive 1991 Jeep Cherokees being sent to auction from the Planning Department, Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that Mr. Bammer indicated that the vehicles are ready to put out to auction. With regard to the revenue question, Mr. Keister stated it is minimal and he budgets very conservatively for auctions; and, with regard to setting a precedent, the Board noted that their philosophy is that the volunteer fire departments are true partners with the County in fighting wildfires and it is in their best interest to provide them with equipment.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request from the Livermore Fire Department for a 4-wheel drive 1991 Jeep Cherokee, which is scheduled to go to auction from the Planning Department.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Update on Mishawaka Inn: Mr. Gluckman stated that Mr. Lancaster requested him to ask the Board how they want him to proceed in the matter of Mishawaka Inn. Chair Clarke stated that it is obvious that we have a business up there that was never designed for what is going on and we need to look for a way to improve public safety; he suggested that maybe we should devise some strategy to do that, such as: 1) Work with the owner to develop some kind of security plan to protect people walking to and from the establishment; 2) Check into the problem of an inadequate septic system. The Board would like to have a worksession with the departments which have completed inspections and investigations at Mishawaka Inn before deciding how to proceed.

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

11. 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 2, 1996, as submitted; and approve the Minutes for the week of August 12, 1996, as 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 September 16, 1996, as submitted and amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Petitions for Abatement, as recommended by the County Assessor, for the following: James and Sheryl Warmkessel; Steven and Sharon Panik; Edward and Jodene Hart; Celebrity Custom Homes, Inc.; Terry and Karen Diedrich; Wm. and Janice Beitz; Frank and Linda Carau; Edward Romero; George and Beryl Furones; and Phillis Hingst and Jerry Summers.

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 on Document Review for September 11, 1996:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Division of Criminal Justice Statement of Grant Award (Build a Generation/Title V Delinquency Prevention Program); Department of Transportation State of Colorado Custom Political Boundary Sign Permit Region 4; Wilford Minor Residential Development Plat; Tersteeg Minor Land Division Plat; Jones Minor Residential Development Plat; Glacier View Meadows 6th Amended Plat - Lots 43 & 44; Canal Drive Warehouse Condominiums Plat; and Hiawatha Heights Amended Plat. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to Kwik Korner - 3.2% - Berthoud, CO.

A96-122 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 27 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND CARL T. SPINA AND KAREN U.

SPINA, AKA KAREN U. CUSHMAN (Project #195)

A96-123 AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THOMPSON R2-J SCHOOL

DISTRICT (Provision of Mental Health Therapist)

A96-124 LARIMER COUNTY AGREEMENT FOR AUDITING SERVICES

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND

ANDERSON & WHITNEY, P.C.

A96-125 ASSIGNMENT OF 1996 PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND

ALLOCATION AGREEMENT BY LARIMER COUNTY BETWEEN

THE ASSIGNOR, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,

A DESIGNATED ISSUING AUTHORITY, AND THE

ASSIGNEE, THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

D96-29 QUIT CLAIM DEED TO CRYSTAL LAKES WATER AND SEWER

ASSOCIATION FOR LOT 102, CRYSTAL LAKES 15TH FILING

R96-135g RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING HOURS

R96-136s RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF WARRANTY

COLLATERAL FOR SOLAR RIDGE FIRST FILING

R96-137g RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF, AND

PARTICIPATION IN, A REGIONAL PROGRAM OF SERVICES

FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CAPITATED MENTAL

HEALTH PROGRAM

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

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JOHN CLARKE, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk

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