PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1998

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Rob Helmick, Senior Planner. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Olson was present; Commissioner Clarke is out of town this week. Also present were: Richael Michels, Planner II; Jim Reidhead, Director Rural Land Use Center; Brenda Gimeson, Rural Land Use Technician; Lonnie Sheldon, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

Chair Disney stated that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioners or members of the audience. Chair Disney noted that he has an access question concerning the Yelek/Eaton Preliminary Rural Land Plan and asked for that item to be pulled from the consent agenda. Ms. Michels noted that the Home State Bank PUD and Rezoning item has been moved from discussion to the consent agenda, with the addition of Condition #22.

1. WESTRIDGE ESTATES PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, LOTS 47 &

50, AMENDED PLAT (#97-SA1162): NW 1/4 - 04-06-69 - 4714 VALLEY

RIDGE COURT; 6.21 ACRES; 2 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request for an Amended Plat to adjust the boundary line between two lots. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed Amended Plat is in compliance with the Larimer County Land Use Plan, the Larimer County Zoning Resolution, and the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution; 2) Approval of the Amended Plat will not result in any significant impacts to neighboring properties, the natural environment, or the provision of services and infrastructure; 3) Property values in the surround area would not be adversely affected by the Amended Plat. The staff recommendation is for approval of the Westridge Estates PUD, Lots 49 & 50, Amended Plat.

2. HOME STATE BANK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND REZONING

(#97-MS1047): NE 1/4 30-08-69 - NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 54G

AT WHITE LANE, NEAR COUNTY ROAD 23A AT EXISTING VERN'S

RESTAURANT IN LAPORTE; 3.59 ACRES; 3 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request to rezone 3.6 acres from O-Open to C-Commercial and a Master Plan/Preliminary Phase Plan to divide the property into 3 lots for a bank, mini storage warehouses and an existing restaurant. Ms. Michels reviewed the major issues and concerns. Staff findings include: 1) This proposed Planned Unit Development, Rezoning, and Street Vacation appear compatible with the surrounding land uses and future development plans for the area in which it is located; 2) The Larimer County Health and Engineering Departments, as well as other reviewing agencies, have reviewed this proposal and have stated no objections to it as long as certain conditions are met; 3) The proposed Planned Unit Development and Rezoning meets the criteria of the Larimer County Zoning Resolution and the Larimer County Comprehensive Land Use Plan; 4) The approval of this Planned Unit Development, Rezoning, and Street Vacation, with certain conditions, should not adversely affect the health, safety, or welfare of existing residents.

The Staff/Planning Commission recommendation is for A) Approval of the rezoning of the entire parcel identified with parcel numbers 98304-00-074 and 98293-00-004 from O-Open to C-Commercial, with the following condition: The property must be developed in strict conformance with the plans found in file $97-MS1047 unless otherwise modified by the conditions of approval for the Planned Unit Development associated with this project. If a Final Plat is not recorded within 2 years of the date of the Board of County Commissioners approval or the property is not developed in the uses of restaurant, mini-warehouses, and bank facility, the County may take action to rezone the property to another appropriate zoning district; B) Approval of the Master Plan and three-lot Preliminary Phase Plan for the Home State Bank Planned Unit Development, Larimer County case #97-MS1047, with the following conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission: 1) A total half right-of-way of 50' must be shown for County Road 54G on the Final Plat; 2) White Lane must be paved to County standards; parking areas must be paved. Plans for improvements must be submitted to Larimer County Engineering for approval prior to beginning work. Final work must be approved by Engineering prior to release of collateral; 3) Final plans must include the proposed building grades including minimum floor levels and lowest floor levels for all structures; 4) Stormwater management, drainage, grading, and erosion control plans must be submitted with the Final Plan and prepared to County specifications. The stormwater detention area and on-site drainage paths must be dedicated as drainage easements and maintained by the owners; 5) The owner/developer of Lot 1 must submit a signed statement acknowledging the risks associated with constructing parking and landscaping in the right-of-way and agreeing to replace such improvements if County Road improvements damage or remove these required improvements; 6) A fire hydrant must be installed at White Lane at the entrance to the warehouses and the bank so that all structures are within 300 feet of a hydrant; 7) An overall utility plan or site plan showing existing utilities and proposed service line locations must be submitted to the City Water Utilities Department for review and approval; 8) Where White Lane is being vacated, the applicant must plat easements for existing water and sewer mains and provide the draft documents for these easements to the City for their approval; 9) A final landscape plan must be submitted for review and approval by the County and the City Water Utility Department. The following notes must be included on the Landscape Plan, in addition to typical landscape plan notes: a) No trees may be planted within 4 feet of natural gas lines; b) No trees may be planted directly under power lines or in location such that the mature plant will be within 10 feet of the power line; 10) Any dredging or filling in the existing pond on site will require a Department of the Army permit; 11) All existing utility lines must be protected by easements and these easements must be shown on the Final Plat and on the landscape plan. A 15' utility easement must be platted adjacent to County Road 54G across Tracts A and B and a 10' utility easement must be platted adjacent to White Land across Tracts A and B;12) The users of the storage facility must be notified or otherwise made aware of the potential for high groundwater, drainage problems, and water hazard to stored property; 13) The mini-warehouse units cannot be used for offices, residential or any other non-storage uses; 14) A waste management plan for the mini warehouses must be submitted and approved by the County Health Department prior to recording the Final Plat; 15) The following notes must be placed on the Final Plat: a) Engineered footings and foundations are required for new construction; b) All utilities must be installed underground; c) The mini-warehouse units cannot be used for offices, residential or any other non-storage uses; d) There is a potential for high groundwater, drainage problems, and water hazard to property stored in the mini-warehouses. The following additional conditions are recommended by Staff due to the recommendations received from the Engineering Department since the Planning Commission hearing: 16) Drainage improvements (pond and culverts) as shown on the Preliminary Grading, Drainage, and Utility Plan must be installed; 17) The applicant is responsible for installation of a 18" culvert with end sections under Rawhide Drive; 18) The applicant is responsible for cleaning and installation of end sections on the existing 15" culvert under County Road 54G directly east of Rawhide Drive. This will require an analysis of the outlet velocity and the need to turn the stormwater 90 degrees; 19) The applicant is responsible for cleaning and installation of one outlet end section, and one inlet headwall on the existing 18" culvert under the existing alignment of White Road (pond outlet). This includes resizing the restricted outlet plate for the pond, so that the release rate does not exceed downstream capacity; 20) The applicant is responsible for borrow ditch cleaning to provide historic culvert capacity between all culverts, and/or proof by calculation that capacity exists. This includes the existing ditch and culvert(s) downstream of the culvert under County Road 54G (the connection for this drainage system with the Little Cache); 21) The applicant is responsible for creating reasonable sideslopes and enlargement of the ditch that parallels White Lane to contain as much stormwater as possible on the northeast side of that road; 22) The applicant's engineer must provide a letter stating that building pads are designed such that the buildings will not be subject to flood damage from a 100-year storm event.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Staff/Planning Commission findings and recommendations and approve the Westridge Estates Planned Unit Development, Lots 49 & 50, Amended Plat (#97-SA1162) and the Home State Bank Planned Unit Development and Rezoning (#97-MS1047); each, with conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

2. YELEK/EATON PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN (#97-EX1161):

21-05-68 - 1/2 MILE WEST OF I-25 ON THE NORTH SIDE OF STATE

HIGHWAY 402, EAST OF THE PARADISE ACRES SUBDIVISION;

111.2 ACRES; 6 LOTS; FA-FARMING ZONING

This is a request to create five single-family residential lots, ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.0 acres, for a total of 18.5 acres; and one 92.7 acre farm (the Farm) with a residential home site protected by covenants. Chair Disney noted that there is an outstanding legal question regarding access and the installation of a turn lane into Paradise Acres, which is the subdivision immediately west of this proposal, and he asked if this proposal will affect this development. Mr. Reidhead responded that an access agent from CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) inspected the subject property and is requiring that the west most entryway into the original farmstead has to be abandoned and that is the one closest to access of concern; he noted that this proposal is 1/2 mile east of the access of concern. Chair Disney requested, as this proposal proceeds toward Final Plan, that Mr. Reidhead check with Chief Planner Russ Legg to ascertain the status of the installation of a turn lane into Paradise Acres and determine if it will impact this proposal in any way. Staff findings are that this proposal is consistent with the policies of the Rural Land Use Process (RLUP). The Planning staff, as well as the Parks and Open Lands Department, raised a number of appropriate concerns regarding the Yelek/Eaton Preliminary Rural Land Plan. The RLUP staff believes they are adequately addressed for the purpose of BCC approval of the Preliminary Plat and offers the following information: 1) The 48 single-family residential units possible under the current FA-1 Farming zoning of the property, the density and proximity of the subdivisions immediately to the west, and the general development pressure within the immediate area, especially use-by-right 35-acre division of land, support our belief that this is an appropriate project, within both the spirit and letter of the Rural Land Use Process; 2) The site-based incentives (3 density bonus units, or 100%) provide the landowners with roughly equivalent benefits that they would obtain through dividing their property into individual 35-acre tracts. As proposed, this project will also provide commensurate benefits to Larimer County; 3) RLUC Director, Jim Reidhead, met with Ms. Deb Pearson, City of Loveland Long Range Planning Division Manager on November 3, 1997 to specifically discuss this project. At that time, it was determined that it was not within Loveland's Area of Community Influence, and that it did not adversely affect natural areas as defined in Loveland's 1996 revised natural areas study: "In the Nature of Things: Loveland Natural Areas". Based on the Preliminary Plan, Ms. Pearson was supportive of the project and hoped to work closely with RLUC on this and other projects in the Loveland area; 4) RLUC staff supports the Yelek/Eaton Preliminary Rural Land Plan based on the applicants' previously discussed planning and design rationale for the central location of the project's residential cluster, the overall acceptance of the Preliminary Plat design at the neighborhood meeting, and the potential for continued agricultural use of the residual land. The proposed plan is the result of careful consideration of the land development and design options, particularly the 35-acre alternative, for which there is no County review; 5) The plan is compatible with the existing neighboring land uses, particularly Paradise Acres and River Lake Estates located immediately to the west; 6) Since the I-25 corridor is tentatively planned for study next year, and it is not entirely clear how far south the study area will extend, RLUC staff feels that it is not appropriate to delay the project, particularly in light of the ease of the 35-acre process, RLUP's point of comparison. In addition, to a considerable degree, this project promises to preserve both open space and continued agriculture activities within full view of the I-25 corridor. Preservation of open space and agriculture are stated RLUP goals, as well as respect for property rights and neighborhood concerns.

The Rural Land Use Center Director and the Advisory Board recommend that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Yelek/Eaton Preliminary Rural Land Plan. The following contingencies must be met prior to approval of Final Plat by the Board of County Commissioners: 1) CDOT (Colorado Department of Transportation) issuance of Highway 402 access permit is contingent on abandonment of existing driveway access from original farmstead; 2) Approval of engineering designs, including final design of access realignment with CR 7, before Final Plat is submitted; 3) Demonstration of adequate water service provided by Little Thompson Water District; 4) Preliminary soil testing to demonstrate soil suitability for on-site sewage systems; 5) Protective covenant and management plan will be reviewed and approved with Final Plat; 6) Homeowners' covenants, including architectural controls, will be reviewed prior to final approval; 7) Verification of transfer of Home Supply irrigation water shares for the benefit of the residual land (the Farm) and the residential lots shall be provided at time of Final Plat approval; 8) Engineered footing and foundations shall be required on all structures; 9) The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed, but prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy, shall be submitted to the Planning Department. As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt for a radon tester which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days. A permanent Certificate of Occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted; 10) The applicants agree to provide sales and other information to the Rural Land Use Center Director as necessary to insure that monitoring of the incentives can be conducted; 11) Road fees shall be paid at the time of building permit, if determined applicable by the Engineering Department; 12) Park fees shall be paid at the time of building permit; 13) Owner or real estate professional shall provide purchasers of residential lots and the Farm with "Code of the West" at time of real estate closing.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the Staff/Rural Land Use Center Director and Advisory Board findings and recommendations and approve the Yelek/Eaton Preliminary Rural Land Plan (#97-EX1161), with the conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The hearing adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1997

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Disney presided and Commissioner Olson was present; as noted previously, Commissioner Clarke is out of town this week. Also present were: Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works; Greg Pickett, Director of Parks; Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Kathy Snell, Interim Director Community Services; Sam Szymanski, Grants Manager Community Services; Shari Olson, Chair Human Resource Committee; Glen Rathgeber, Deputy Director Administrative Support Services; Ralph Jacobs, Director Human Resources; Patsi Maroney, Compensation & Benefits Specialist; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Director Health Department; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Office Staff Services Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Rosemary and Jim Van Gorder addressed the Board during the open session for public comment; Ms. Van Gorder reminded the Board that she discussed the subject of foster care with the Board on November 18, 1997 and today's discussion is a continuation of that saga. Ms. Van Gorder stated that she has discussed the matters of concern with Mr. Gluckman and worked with the Foster Parent Association and she knows the wheels are turning; however, she noted that what she is hearing from other foster parents is that they are using a team building approach for looking at and resolving the issues. Ms. Van Gorder stated that she feels strongly that the problems start at the top of the flow chart and a lot of the attitudes are being dictated to the case workers and it is in direct conflict with what the foster parents see as being good advocates for children. Ms. Van Gorder stated that the foster parents are discouraged from asking too many questions, or hard questions, or caring too much for the children; she asked who governs and supervises the head of the County Social Services Department Child Protection Agency. The Board responded that William Baird answers to Kathy Snell and she answers to the Commissioners. Ms. Van Gorder submitted some handouts to the Board, including a booklet on foster parenting by Dr. Delaney; she noted that in Larimer County foster parents are not being respected, valued or appreciated for what they are trying to do with these kids and the County is not going to be able to continue to recruit and retain quality foster parents that will put up with this kind of behavior. Ms. Van Gorder stated that what she is seeing in the County is a big effort to work with the juvenile justice system and juveniles to prevent them from going down the wrong road because of the high cost of incarceration and rehabilitation; however, in her opinion, the problems start when the kids are 5 years old or younger. Mr. Van Gorder stated that we need to do more than just give these kids 3 meals a day and a roof over their heads. Chair Disney stated that he realizes that the Van Gorders feel passionately about these children and he noted that too often people think the County does not respond because they do not agree with what is being said; he noted, however, that the Board is listening and agrees with them philosophically, but the State sets the rules which the Board is bound to follow. Chair Disney informed the Van Gorders that Governor Romer and the State are moving toward the direction of tackling the problems in the formative years; in the interim, the Board recommended that the Van Gorders talk to Kathy Snell about their concerns. Ms. Van Gorder discussed the successful fundraiser held for the Respite House but she noted that there is no solid form of reimbursement from the County nor incentive for respite care for foster parents. Mr. Van Gorder asked Chair Disney about his feelings concerning more therapy being offered by Social Services for therapeutic treatment for the kids; Chair Disney responded that he wished he had the means to provide everything that is needed. Mr. Van Gorder asked the Board to take this problem to the State Commission to request more funding for early intervention and therapy for the younger children as it will be monies very well spent.

2. INTRODUCTION OF NEW PARKS DIRECTOR: Mr. Engemoen introduced Greg Pickett, the new Director of Parks, to the Board.

3 . APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 29, 1997:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of December 29, 1997, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

4. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 12, 1998:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of January 12, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Olson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the consent agenda for document review for January 6, 1998:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT were approved for the following: Burger King #6602; Western Camera Downtown; T. D. Rowe Corporation; Donald Canfield, James Michael & Sherry L. Dougherty; Opal Lavonne Mock; Earl P. Jr. & Barbara J. Snyder; Max A. & Charlene M. Padilla; and Herbert William & Mildred Lorene Still.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to the Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. OTHER DOCUMENTS: County Commissioners Goals and Work Plan for 1998; and Vranjes Minor Residential Development Final Plat.

R98-01g RESOLUTION APPOINTING THE LARIMER COUNTY

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIRECTOR

R98-02g RESOLUTION REGARDING DEPOSIT OF 1998 FUNDS BY COUNTY

TREASURER

R98-03g RESOLUTION CANCELING TAXES DETERMINED TO BE

UNCOLLECTIBLE

Motion carried 2 - 0

6. BOARD REORGANIZATION FOR 1998: At this time, Chair Disney passed the gavel to Commissioner Olson so he could make the following motions:

-- Motion to Appoint Chair Pro-Tem:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint John Clarke as the Chair Pro-Tem for 1998, and authorize him to buy and sell real estate in the absence of the Chair upon approval by the Board.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Motion to Appoint Chair:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Cheryl Olson as Chair for 1998, and authorize her to buy and sell real estate upon approval by the Board.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Posting of Notice of Meetings Resolution:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt a resolution designating the door to the northernmost entrance to the County Courthouse as the public place for posting notice of Commissioners' meetings.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R98-04g RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE PUBLIC PLACE IN WHICH

NOTICE IS POSTED OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

7. APPOINTMENTS TO THE LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY BOARD (LETA) AND THE EXTENSION ADVISORY BOARD: Mr. Lancaster noted that the Board was requested to make the following reappointments and appointments to the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority Board (LETA) and the Extension Advisory Board:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the reappointments of Captain Chris Klaas and Chief Randy Repola and the appointment of Captain John Walker to the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority Board (LETA), each for a two year term ending December 31, 1999.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments of Don Thode and Robert Ryan to the Extension Advisory Board, each for a 2 1/2 year term ending June 30, 2000.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. WORKSESSION:

-- Amendment to Resolution Establishing Compensation for Appointed Officials: Mr. Lancaster noted that on the resolution establishing compensation for Larimer County appointed officials, which was approved by the Board on December 23, 1997, the position of the Rural Land Use Director was inadvertently omitted from that resolution; therefore, the Board was requested to officially make that appointment and approve the salary of Mr. Reidhead at this time.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment and salary for Jim Reidhead, Rural Land Use Director, which was inadvertently omitted from the salary resolution approved by the Board on December 23, 1997.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- State of the County Address: Mr. Gluckman submitted a draft format and requested direction from the Board regarding whether or not they would like to do a "State of the County" address; he noted that the purpose of the address would be to inform Larimer County residents of the County's 1998 goals by briefly stating what the County accomplished in 1997, where we plan to go in 1998 and where the County stands financially. Mr. Gluckman stated that the address would be a live presentation at 4 p.m. on Wednesday January 28, 1998 and televised for future use. Discussion followed whether to do this for the County employees or invite dignitaries, such as local Legislators, School Board members, City Councils, Town and City Managers, etc. Ms. LaRue stated that the address would be short presentation and then there will be an opportunity for questions and answers from the audience afterwards. Discussion followed; the Board suggested that the focus of the address be to the employees, an invitation for the citizens placed in the paper, and a notice "For your information" sent to the dignitaries.

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

9. 1998 HUMAN RESOURCE GRANT ALLOCATION RECOMMENDATIONS: Ms. Szymanski requested Board approval of the 1998 Human Resource Grant Program funding allocations, as recommended by the Human Resource Committee; she noted that their recommendation is the culmination of several months of work reviewing applications, site visits, asking hard questions, etc. For the Board's information, Ms. Snell stated that there are two agencies not being recommended for funding this year, which have been recommended in the past, and they might appeal; she noted that those two agencies are the Women's Center and Turning Point (formerly Larico). It was noted that there is a small amount of money retained in a contingency fund in the event an appeals should be overturned. Questions from the Board and discussion followed; Ms. Szymanski asked the Board, in the event appeals are heard and the Committee overturns any funding decisions, if they want them to come back for approval of those decisions or if they are comfortable with the Committee moving forward; the Board responded that because of legalities involved, they should come back to them for approval.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the 1998 Human Resource Grant Allocations as recommended by the Human Resource Committee.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

10. 1998 MARKET ADJUSTMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS: Mr. Jacobs requested Board approval of an agreement to implement the 1998 market adjustments for both the Public Health and the Mental Health Departments, since it differs slightly from procedures to be used for all other employees. Mr. Jacobs provided the background information for this request and stated that after much discussion, an agreement was reached concerning the salaries for the nursing benchmark and the environmental health specialists; he noted that currently the data from two different surveys is being utilized and because of differences in the data, Mr. Jacobs, Kathy Snell, Dr. LeBailly and Dr. Olson met and negotiated a reasonable solution. Mr. Jacobs stated that the solution calls for application of a 10% rule, which means that when a classification goes up more than 10%, the title moves to the pay rate equivalent to a 12.5% increase, but the people in it only get a 10% increase, as long as they stay in their range. Mr. Lancaster noted that a lot of hard work has gone into this decision and he expressed appreciation to those persons involved in resolving the matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the 5-grade increase for the Environmental Health benchmark grouping, the 3-grade increase for the Nurse benchmark grouping, and the use of the "10% rule" for employees in the Mental Health department whose classifications are receiving a 5-grade increase for 1998.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney informed Chair Olson about the Transportation Open House on Saturday, January 10, 1998 at Foothills Mall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for the North Front Range Regional Plan and North Front Range Corridor Investment Study.

CONTINUATION OF OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: At this time, Mr. Tony Neff came to address the Board; as the Board was waiting for the County Attorney for legal matters, the Board provided the opportunity for Mr. Neff to speak even though the open session for public comment was over. Mr. Neff reminded the Board that he came to the Board several months ago concerning the a problem of drug dealing in the Pleasant Grove Trail Park; he noted that the Sheriff's Department was contacted, but to no avail. Mr. Neff informed the Board that they finally got rid of that person because he was seeing a young girl who was a minor and the Mother pressed charges of statutory rape and he was arrested. Mr. Neff noted, however, that there is another man in the Park who he is sure is dealing in drugs; he noted that he is very clever, because he doesn't make any noise, but he has a constant flow of people coming and going. Mr. Neff stated that again he has called the Sheriff's Department and given them names, license numbers, but no response and he asked the Board "What do you have to do to get somebody to catch him?" Mr. Neff stated that there is so much talk about the drug problem and he is trying to accomplish something, but nothing is happening; Commissioner Disney asked him if he has talked to the Sheriff? Mr. Neff responded that he has called him many times; the Board will discuss this matter with the Sheriff and let him know Mr. Neff was here to talk to the Board.

At this time, County Attorney George Hass, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag, and Open Lands Manager K-Lynn Cameron joined the meeting for legal matters.

12. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:20 a.m. to seek legal advice regarding pending contract negotiations.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 12:25 p.m.

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

( S E A L )

ATTEST:

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Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk