PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1996

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:00 p.m. in regular session with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Clarke presided and Commissioner Duvall was present. Also present were: Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources; and Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Recording Clerk, S. Graves.

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEKS OF DECEMBER 16 AND 23, 1996 AND APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the Weeks of December 16, and 23, 1996; and the Schedule for the Week of January 6, 1997, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

2. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as listed on the Consent Agenda for December 30, 1996:

-- Reappointment of Becky Glowacki, Kathleen Hannigan and Kathleen Miller to serve on the Estes Valley Public Library District; each for a four-year term expiring December 31, 2000.

-- Document Review:

LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Cow Palace - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO.; Hunt Club - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Fort Collins, CO.; and Mishawaka Inn, Inc. - 6% WITH EXTENDED HOURS - Bellvue, CO.

A96-162 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROAD 68C BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND DOUGLAS C. AND DEBRA L.

ROBINSON (Provision of Additional ROW for Construction of

Bridge - Project #212)

A96-163 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON

COUNTY ROADS 5 AND 38 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND JOHN H. AND CAROLYN HUISJEN

(Replacement of Bridge - Project #203)

A96-164 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND WARREN KRAXBERGER (Rental

Space at 905 North College Avenue)

A96-165 SERVICE AGREEMENT AMENDMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD

OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COMPUTER REPAIR &

TECHNOLOGY (Maintenance Service on Computer Equipment and

Related Peripherals)

A96-166 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND RICHARD B. AND AUDREY J.

ROBINSON (ROW Acquisition - Project #212 - Elkhorn Bridge)

C96-68 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO

(Extension of Americorps Contract)

C96-69 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND MOUNTAIN CONSTRUCTORS, INC.

(Replacement of Bridge over Elkhorn Creek - Project #212)

C96-70 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE SALVATION ARMY (Provision

of Emergency Services)

C96-71 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND STOVE PRAIRIE INSPECTION SERVICES

(Provision for Technical and Professional Services)

C96-72 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO,

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Provision of

Underage Drinking Enforcement/Prevention Services)

D96-42 DEED OF DEDICATION BY RICHARD R. AND AUDREY J.

ROBINSON (Project #212)

R96-197g RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LAW ENFORCEMENT

ASSISTANCE CONTRACT - PROJECT #97-410-7H (Provision

of Underage Drinking Enforcement/Prevention Services)

Motion carried 2 - 0.

3. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIALS, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1997: Chair Clarke stated that he received a call from Rex Smith, Director of Public Works, expressing concern regarding the procedure followed to determine salaries for appointed officials, as the numbers used to determine market for some of these positions, in his opinion, may not be totally appropriate. Mr. Jacobs stated that he also had this discussion with Mr. Smith, but he thought he was pursuing this change for 1998 and not 1997; Mr. Jacobs noted that in theory he supports changing the technique used for comparison, but not for 1997 because of the considerable amount of time it would take to make the changes. Mr. Gluckman suggested that the Board approve the resolution as presented today and then work on the changes during the year. Mr. Jacobs stated that they also have to factor in performance, which is a variable, and another issue to consider is, that if they shift to this new technique, it may result in some salaries being lower. Much discussion of the resolution and individual salaries, in particular the Deputy County Clerk and Deputy Treasurer, ensued and several revisions were suggested.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution Establishing Compensation for Larimer County Appointed Officials, effective January 1, 1997, with the following modification: Larimer County will pay up to the 5% which was allocated to the elected officials, and anyone that wishes to increase salaries above that 5% will need to find the additional monies in their own budget; resolve that the Deputy County Clerk and the Deputy Treasurer should have an equal salary of $58,958, and direct staff to immediately begin working on a different salary range system for appointed officials.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R96-196g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER

COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIALS

At this time, Commissioner Disney joined the meeting.

4. WORKSESSION:

-- Request for Letters of Support from the Board: Mr. Gluckman noted that the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has requested a letter of support from the Board for a grant application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing to obtain funding to provide employment services and counseling for the homeless and to assist families in achieving housing stability.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners send a letter of support for a grant application for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- Larry Timm requested a letter of support from the Board for a grant application to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO) for the Northern Colorado Heritage Project for the purpose of purchasing and placing conservation easements on land which will serve as "community separator" areas within the region; he noted this is an acquisition program. Mr. Timm submitted a draft letter for the Board to approve; discussion of the letter followed and several revisions were suggested.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Duvall moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of support, as revised, for a grant application to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund (GOCO) for the Northern Colorado Heritage Project, to endorse the concept of an acquisition program, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

-- First Meeting of External Plan Focus Groups: Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that the first meeting of the External Plan Focus Groups is scheduled for January 15, 1997 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jury Room in the Courthouse and he asked if one of the Commissioners would welcome the group; it was decided that either John Clarke or Jim Disney will do the welcome.

-- Report on Meeting regarding Legislative Affairs: Mr. Gluckman reported that last Friday he met with Micki Hackenberger of Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI) to discuss legislative affairs and review some of the upcoming important legislation. Mr. Gluckman informed the Board that he wants to put together position papers on critical policies coming before the General Assembly; he will use the CCI position paper as an outline and have affected department heads or groups add to it to insure that there is consistency in policy.

-- Continuance of Monthly Meeting with Local Legislators: Mr. Gluckman stated that when the Board met with the local legislators two weeks ago, Bill Kaufman expressed interest in continuing the monthly meetings and he asked if the Board agreed; the Board concurred with the suggestion. Commissioner Disney suggested that other department and division heads also be included, as needed.

-- Policy Worksession: Mr. Gluckman noted that the Policy Worksession for tomorrow has been postponed; he noted that the two items listed for discussion for the worksession on January 2, 1997 are: Mandatory Training for Bar Personnel and Sexual Harassment. The Board concurred with the discussion items; Commissioner Duvall noted that she will not be attending this Policy Worksession. After discussion, the Board also decided to postpone the two Policy Worksessions scheduled for January 7 and 9, 1997 until after the new Board is installed.

-- Mr. Gluckman reminded the Board that tomorrow night is First Night Fort Collins and they will be using the Courthouse facilities.

5. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Duvall discussed the Regional Plan with the Board; she noted that Mr. Timm needs direction from the Board whether the Regional Plan is to be adopted in principle or will it be specific. Mr. Timm stated that with regard to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) that is being developed through the Mission Study, there are two concepts: Should it be used as a model for all the entities in the region, or should it be in the form of an agreement and signed and adopted? Commissioner Disney asked what does legal staff think about this; Mr. Timm responded that they haven't been asked. Chair Clarke thinks the Regional Plan should be a model and guide and then individual agreements worked out. Much discussion followed; CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was that the Board wants to move ahead with the Regional Plan and they want to make it as valid as possible, but they realize it will end up being a model.

-- Commissioner Duvall asked when will the Commissioners be reviewing the applications for the Rural Land Use Board; Chair Clarke noted that Mr. Lancaster has written a memo to the Extension Service and to the Agriculture Task Force asking that the applications for this Board be returned by January 6, 1997.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag, and GIS Manager Bruce Biggi joined the meeting for Legal Matters.

6. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 1:55 p.m. to discuss litigation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 3:00 p.m.; no action taken.

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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