PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY, JUNE 1, 1998
LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING
(#337 & #338)
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Clarke and Disney were present. Also present were: Carol Evans and Richael Michels, Planners II; Matt Lafferty, Planner I; Lonnie Sheldon, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; Jim Reidhead, Director Land Use Center; Mark Engemoen, Director Public Works; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.
Chair Olson noted that the following are consent items and will not be discussed in detail unless requested by the Commissioner or members of the Board; Ms. Evans stated that the applicant for the Bonnell West PUD Master Plan Reinstatement and Time Extension has requested discussion of condition #10 and so it will be removed from the consent agenda.
1. AMENDED PLAT OF FAIRWAY ESTATES 3RD FILING - LOTS 88,
89 AND TRACT C; NW 1/4 - 01-06-69; 3.49 ACRES; 3 LOTS; FA-FARMING
This is a request for an Amended Plat to combine Lots 88, 89 and Tract C of Fairway Estates 3rd Filing. Staff findings include: 1) The proposed Amended Plat is in compliance with the Larimer County Master Plan, the Larimer County Zoning Resolution, and the Larimer County Subdivision Resolution; 2) The Amended Plat is compatible with other development in the surrounding area; 3) 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; 4) Property values in the surrounding area would not be adversely affected by the Amended Plat. The staff recommendation is for approval the Amended Plat of Lots 88, 89 and Tract C in Fairway Estates 3rd Filing, with the 20-foot utility and bridal easement remaining.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations and approve the Fairway Estates 3rd Filing, Lots 88, 89 and Tract C Amended Plat (#98-SA1239).
Motion carried 3 - 0.
2. BONNELL WEST PUD MASTER PLAN REINSTATEMENT AND TIME
EXTENSION (#92-MS0020): NW 31-05-69 - WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 23,
1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 14, SOUTH WEST OF LON
HAGLER RESERVOIR; 299 ACRES; 120 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING
This is a request to reinstate the expired Master Plan for Bonnell West PUD to allow completion of the fifth (and final) filing of this development. Ms. Evans noted that the condition the applicants would like to discuss with the Board concerns the time frame or the term of the Master Plan extension; she also took this opportunity to briefly clarify an issue raised by an adjacent property owner regarding coordination of development of the final phase of this development with a project to the south currently under review with the Rural Land Use Center. The issue in this case is provision of utility and emergency access easement connections; Ms. Evans stated that typically coordination of development is dealt with during the preliminary phase plan review. Ms. Evans noted that the applicant is requesting the Board to increase the term of the Master Plan approval from 2 years to 5 years. Discussion followed whether approving this request will cause others to request the same and it was determined that it will not; Ms. Haag stated that all requests are determined on a case by case basis. Staff findings are: 1) The Bonnell West PUD Master Plan was originally approved in 1982 and revised in 1992; issues of location, use and density were addressed at those times, leaving technical issues to be addressed with Preliminary Phase Plan reviews. The Revised Master Plan expired on June 22, 1997; 2) Larimer County adopted a new County Master Plan in November of 1997; this applicant has addressed County Master Plan issues to the extent possible given that the Bonnell West development has been in the process for 16 years and is at the point of developing the final phase. Principles of clustering/open space provision, protection of sensitive natural areas and provision of adequate utilities and transportation facilities have been addressed by the applicant. Specific plans for these issues and technical issues will be reviewed as part of the Preliminary Phase Plan application for the final filing of the Bonnell West PUD; 3) With certain conditions, approval of the reinstatement of and time extension for the Bonnell West PUD Master Plan will promote harmonious development of the area by allowing completion of the final phase of this development.
Jim Crowder, applicant, stated that the reason for the request is because they want to divide this into two phases and because he and his wife are near retirement age and would like to spread their income out over a longer period of time and also because of the uncertainty of the economy and he is very concerned about the proposed development to the south of them as it needs to be developed to proper standards; he noted that he has been developing property in this area for over 25 years and never had a complaint about his developments. He requested the Board to approve this request to allow them to do this in two phases and to follow the market and not be forced to bring lots on the market that would not sell. Mike Trembly, President Bonnell West Homeowner's Association and representative of the homeowners, stated that they are in complete agreement with the proposed extension to the filing; he noted that Mr. Crowder is a quality developer. Bob Boerger, resident of Bonnell West since 1989, stated that he supports the request and pleased with the way he develops subsequent sections in a clustered form so the impact on the other homeowners is very minimal.
Ms. Evans modified the conditions of the staff recommendation of approval of the reinstatement and time extension of the Bonnell West PUD Master Plan as follows: 1) The phase plans of the Planned Unit Development are to be completed in strict conformance to the Master Plan and to the Planned Unit Development Resolution for the County of Larimer, State of Colorado; if phase plans are submitted after adoption of new land use code regulations, such phase plans shall be subject to the new regulations; 2) Design of the Preliminary Phase Plan for the Fifth Filing, and any subsequent filings, shall address issues of clustering, ridgeline protection and mitigation of impacts on the imperiled plant species located on this site; 3) All tracts shall be labeled as common open space; no dwellings shall be allowed on the common open space tracts; 4) All improvements required for this development, including roads, utilities, water and sewer, and fire protection facilities are the responsibility of the developer. The developer shall provide urban level fire protection and construct all utilities underground. All interior roads shall be hard-surfaced; 5) In order to preclude extensive drive cuts or erosion on steep slopes, the developer shall designate building envelopes on those lots which have considerable topographic relief (greater than or equal to 20% slope); 6) The developer shall construct all road and drainage improvements to the County standards in effect at the time of Preliminary Phase Plan approval. All road and drainage plans must be approved by the Larimer County Engineering Department prior to recording the Final Plat; 7) The developer shall obtain a specific commitment for adequate domestic water from the Little Thompson Water District. An engineering analysis of the water distribution system to address the effect that build-out within the subdivision and the addition of the Fifth Filing, and any subsequent filings, would have on delivery and pressure shall be submitted for review prior to scheduling public hearings for Preliminary Phase Plans. The analysis should address the current and projected future situation for both domestic water supply and fire flows/pressure. Specific plans for addressing current water pressure problems should be included; 8) All plans regarding sewage collection and treatment and amendment of the discharge permit shall be approved by the Colorado Department of Health and the Larimer County Health Department. No public hearings will be held for the Preliminary Phase Plan for the Fifth Filing, and any subsequent filings, until comments/approval from those agencies have been received; 9) The developer shall provide all geology reports required by the Colorado Geological Survey at Preliminary Phase Plan submittal; 10) This approval for reinstatement of the Revised Bonnell West PUD Master Plan shall expire on June 1, 2003, unless otherwise extended by the Larimer County Board of Commissioners.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendation and approve the Bonnell West PUD Master Plan Reinstatement and Time Extension (#92-MS0020), with the conditions as revised and outlined above.
Motion carried 3 - 0.
3. RESTHAVEN FUNERAL CHAPEL SPECIAL REVIEW (#97-ZR1003):
SW 1/4 - 24-06-69 NORTHEAST CORNER OF U. S. HIGHWAY 287
AND COUNTY ROAD 30; 33.95 ACRES; FA-FARMING ZONING
This is a request to develop a 9,000 square foot mortuary on 2.7 acres of the existing Resthaven Cemetery. Ms. Michels stated that this proposal was previously heard by the Board on April 27, 1998, at which time the Board tabled the hearing to allow time to obtain additional information regarding drainage, the reservoir, and access; she noted that the biggest issue associated with this project has been the matter of access. Ms. Michels stated that the existing cemetery currently has four points of access - two onto Highway 287 and two onto County Road (CR) 30; she noted that the applicant has agreed to the recommendation of the County Engineering Department regarding access, which includes closing one point of access onto CR 30 and closing the two existing points of access onto Highway 287 in favor of two alternate restricted access points onto the Highway. Ms. Michels reviewed the new conditions, which have been agreed to by the applicant, to address the concerns; she noted that staff recognizes the tremendous amount of work that the Engineering Department has put into working out a solution with the applicant and the applicant's willingness to make the necessary changes to reach an agreement. Ms. Michels stated that at the last hearing a concern was raised regarding the on-site pond and how it would look after the water level was lowered; she noted that Engineering has determined that the banks will be exposed to a level of around 2 ft. and since this lower level will be maintained, it will not be difficult for the banks to be revegetated, and that will be required as part of the final site plan, as well as the specifics of landscaping. Ms. Michels continued that as Commissioner Olson requested information on a mosquito control plan, the Health Department has recommended that the applicants prepare a mosquito control plan for their property, which is now condition #16.
Staff findings include: 1) The proposal is in compliance with the Plan for the Region Between Fort Collins and Loveland, the Larimer County Land Use Plan for this area; 2) The proposal is in compliance with the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution; 3) The proposal meets the criteria set forth in the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution for approval of a Special Review; 4) The proposal has been reviewed by various County agencies, the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland and the Colorado Department of Transportation and no objections to the proposal were received; 5) The proposal will not harm the public health, safety or welfare.
The staff recommendation is for approval of the Resthaven Funeral Chapel Special Review, with the following conditions: 1) The project shall be developed in strict compliance with the application materials submitted unless otherwise modified by the Board of County Commissioners as stated in the Findings and Resolution for this project; 2) A final, overall site plan must be approved by County Planning and Engineering and by the Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau prior to beginning construction of the facility: a) This plan does not include a crematorium and a note stating this must be on the plan; b) The plan must include landscaping, parking, access points, utility easements, signage locations and elevations, highway striping locations, and show the entire site including retention pond and burial areas; c) Pedestrian crossings within the parking area must be clearly defined with striping or raised asphalt and all lighting must be down-directional and not shine onto other properties or onto the Highway; d) Landscaping must exceed the minimum requirements of the Larimer County Landscape Guidelines and include berms of varying in height and appearance with a minimum height of three feet with turf and landscaping along the U. S. Highway 287 frontage of the mortuary development area. The landscaping in this area should take City of Loveland recommendations into consideration concerning number and types of trees. Re-vegetation of the exposed banks of the retention pond and the vacated access drives must also be included; e) The remaining vaults stored on the property must be completely screened from the view of adjacent residential areas and from Highway 287 with fencing, landscaping, or combination of both; f) No changes can be made to the final site plan unless it is amended by another Special Review except for the addition of on-site roads and interment areas; 3) Prior to building permit, the property owner must enter into a Development Agreement regarding the development of this project including on and off-site improvements. Financial securities for these improvements must be provided with the Development Agreement; 4) The applicant must complete the improvements to County Road 30 required by County Engineering prior to Certificate of Occupancy for the mortuary. Construction plans for County Road 30 improvements must be approved by Engineering and CDOT prior to beginning said construction; 5) No more than 100 vaults may be stored outdoors on the property at any time. Any other outside storage of equipment or other materials is not allowed and any that is existing must be removed. Any necessary earth moving and grounds maintenance equipment must be kept in an enclosed storage building; 6) A left-in, right-in access off Highway 287 at the south end of the mortuary site is allowed. The access shall be one-way into the site, limited to a single lane-width and appropriately signed to help prevent use by exiting traffic; 7) A right-out only access onto Highway 287 at the north end of the mortuary site is allowed. The configuration of this access must be approved by County Engineering and the Colorado Department of Transportation; 8) All southbound exiting traffic must be directed through the cemetery to County Road 30; 9) U. S. Highway 287 must be re-striped to clearly delineate turning lanes for site access per the criteria in the original Traffic Impact Study. Re-striping must be completed prior to the Certificate of Occupancy for the building being issued; 10) The existing two accesses to Highway 287 must be completely removed upon completion of the new access points and prior to the Certificate of Occupancy for the building permit issued; 11) The westernmost access onto County Road 30 must be eliminated prior to beginning construction on the mortuary; 12) The appropriate permits (State and County) will be required prior to any work in the right-of-way of U. S. Highway 287 or County Road 30. Any work done in the State Highway right-of-way for the extension of utilities must be approved by CDOT and the cost must be paid for by the applicant. The developer is responsible for all costs associated with the installation of sewer across the State Highway as well as for the repair of any damage to the highway caused by the installation; 13) All fire protection measures recommended by the Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau are required. The Fire Prevention Bureau has the authority to waive any of these requirements, if they determine such requirements are not necessary: a) An adequate number of fire hydrants, as required by the Uniform Fire Code 1991 Edition must be installed on site to the Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau's specification and must be installed prior to combustible construction on site. The cost of the fire hydrant shall be included in the development agreement for this project. The number of hydrant's required may be reduced with the use of fire sprinkler system. The Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau or the Loveland-Fort Collins Water District must inspect and approve any new fire hydrants prior to combustible construction on the site; b) The recommended number of fire extinguishers, a lock box and approved structural sprinkler system must be installed and approved by the Loveland Fire Prevention Bureau prior to Certificate of Occupancy; 14) The applicant must dedicate the minimum 20' utility easement adjacent to Highway 287 and the 15' easement adjacent to County Road 30 as requested by the Public Service Company prior to beginning construction on the mortuary unless Public Service states, in writing, that these easements are not required; 15) Stormwater retention must be provided on-site in the existing pond. Director discharge or runoff into the Louder Ditch will not be permitted. A final Stormwater Management and drainage plan is required and must be approved by Engineering. All improvements set forth in that plan must be completed before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued for the mortuary; 16) The applicant shall prepare a plan for mosquito control for their property. The plan shall incorporate principles of integrated pest management including: control of mosquito breeding habitat, design of flood control structures to minimize shallow standing water, minimization of chemical application through use of larviciding in preference to adult control, selection of appropriate control chemicals based on effectiveness - avoidance of nontarget species - and human health, coordination with existing neighborhood or irrigation company control efforts, and monitoring for effectiveness. The purpose of the control program shall be to provide reasonable levels of mosquito control, not total elimination of mosquitoes. The applicant shall obtain approval of the mosquito control plan from the County Department of Health and Environment prior to any construction authorized under the special review.
Questions from the Board and much discussion regarding signage and access in and out of the cemetery followed; Mr. Sheldon clarified that the two old accesses into the cemetery will be completely removed and the applicant must provide a definite and clear obstruction so there is no misuse of an old access. There was much discussion of the following statement in the Comprehensive Zoning Resolution ...this change allows a mortuary in the FA-1 district by Special Review when operation is "in conjunction with" a cemetery... The Board concurred that this use is inappropriate in this zone and the current regulations are ambiguous and contradictory and that is why the County is writing a new land-use code.
Jack Vahrenwald, representing the applicant, addressed the issues raised at the last hearing: 1) Operation of the retention pond and potential mosquito problems; he noted that the pond is not creating a mosquito problem at the present time, SCI has no control over the Louden Ditch, and the proposal regarding the reservoir and retention pond is an improvement over what is there now. 2) Traffic; he discussed the proposed solutions for access and many questions from the Board and much discussion followed.
Matt Delich, Traffic Engineer, addressed the traffic concerns and stated that the proposed access points will be much safer than the current conditions and safe into the future and, in his judgment, the plan is good. Commissioner Disney challenged Mr. Delich's statement that three accesses will be safer than one access point. Mr. Delich explained how the movements shown in the plan will be safer in the future. Mr. Vahrenwald referred to the recent letter received from CDOT indicating that they are support the plan and think it is an improvement over current conditions and noted that Mr. Sheldon and entire Engineering staff think that the proposed plan is a dramatic improvement and will work in the foreseeable future.
At this time the public comment portion of the hearing was opened: Fritz Upham addressed the Board and expressed concern for the safety of his granddaughter who lives one mile east of the intersection, which is very dangerous as the line of sight is not good and he would like to see an old-fashioned red-yellow-green light installed. Mr. Upham noted that the majority of drivers going in and out of the cemetery will be older drivers and their reflexes are slower. Jim Ringenburg, representing Dr. and Mrs. Lynch, stated that he doesn't use Highway 287 because it is so dangerous and what is being considered today is a basic conflict of values - preservation of public safety versus private gain and the Commissioners need to determine that this is not an appropriate use of this property. Mr. Vahrenwald stated that no one is asking the Board to disregard public safety but all the experts feel that the movements being suggested are safe and the mortuary is a compatible use with the cemetery. Mr. Delich reviewed the State Patrol accident report which indicates a high number of accidents at CR 28 and CR 32, but only one accident at CR 30. Commissioner Olson thanked everyone involved, neighbors, applicant, and staff for working so hard on this proposal.
At this time the public comment portion of the hearing was closed and opened for Commissioners' remarks: Commissioner Clarke pursued further the issue of zoning and the regulation in the Zoning Resolution with regard to allowed uses in the FA-1 zone; Ms. Haag responded that "In conjunction with" means that it has to be related 'most of the time'. Lengthy discussion among the Commissioners followed.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners deny the Resthaven Memory Gardens Special Review (#97-ZR1003).
Motion failed 1 - 2; Chair Olson and Commissioner Clarke dissenting.
Further discussion followed; there was discussion of requiring that no burials occur off-site and the Board decided that was not fair. Commissioner Clarke noted that, even though he has many concerns with this proposal, the zoning resolution allows this use and to let the Longview Subdivision proceed and deny this application is not being fair to the property owner.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resthaven Memory Gardens Special Review (#97-ZR1003), with the conditions as outlined and expanded.
Motion carried 2 - 1; Commissioner Disney dissenting.
The hearing adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1998
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. in regular session with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Clarke was present. Also present were: Isabel Rodriguez Thacker, Larimer County Representative on Multicultural Commission; Ralph Jacobs, Director Human Resources; Doreen Kemp, Human Resources Specialist; Janelle Henderson, Director Natural Resources; Diane Martell, Public Works Staff Services Manager; Andy Paratore, Director Information Management Services; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Office Staff Services Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.
1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: No came today to address the Board during the open session for public comment.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF MAY 25, 1998:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of May 25, 1998, as submitted.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF JUNE 8, 1998:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of June 8, 1998, as submitted.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the Consent Agenda for Document Review for June 2, 1998:
MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Leach Minor Residential Development Final Plat; Cross Amended Exemption Plat; and Peter Pando Minor Residential Development Plat. LIQUOR LICENSES: Licenses were issued to: Riverbend Resort - 3.2% - Loveland, CO.; J. J.'s County Corner - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.; J. J.'s Lounge - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; and Olympus Motor Lodge - 6% - Estes Park, CO. Approval for renewal of licenses was granted to: Hickory House South - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; Ptarmigan Club - 6% WITH OPTIONAL PREMISE - Fort Collins, CO.; and Hilltop Outpost - 3.2% - Red Feather, CO.
A98-83 EQUIPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN COLORADO STATE
FOREST SERVICE, LARIMER COUNTY, AND LARIMER COUNTY
A98-84 AGREEMENT BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY, LARIMER COUNTY
SHERIFF, AND RIST CANYON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
A98-85 AGREEMENT CONCERNING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON
COUNTY ROAD 162 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS AND VERNON AND JANE L. MARION
A98-86 AGREEMENT CONCERNING BRIDGE REPLACEMENT ON
COUNTY ROAD 162 BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS AND DARLENE & CONRAD THEODORE
SWANSON AND JOYCE MARIE JOBSON AS CO-TRUSTEES
OF THE REUBEN T. SWANSON TRUST (Project #225)
D98-07 DEED OF DEDICATION BY LINDA S. WRIGHT (Dedication of
Property for Public Highway - Project #225)
R98-83s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JONES MINOR
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AMENDED PLAT
R98-84s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JENKS
Motion carried 2 - 0.
5. RECOGNITION OF ISABEL RODRIGUEZ THACKER FOR SERVING ON THE MULTICULTURAL COMMISSION: The Board presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Isabel Rodriguez Thacker for representing Larimer County for four years on the Multicultural Commission. Ms. Thacker thanked Ms. Kemp for her work and efforts and for supporting her nomination for the Human Relations Award, which she just received.
6. PROCLAMATION OF RECYCLING MONTH: Commissioner Clarke read aloud the Proclamation for Colorado Recycling Month - June 1998; Ms. Henderson noted that in the past year since Dan Sherman has been running the Recycling Center they have increased their recycling from 72 tons a day to 95 to 100 tons per day.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the month of June 1998 as Colorado Recycling Month, and authorize the Chair to sign the Proclamation.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
7. RESOLUTIONS TO CREATE LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS FOR MIRAVALLE SUBDIVISION AND MOUNTVIEW SUBDIVISION: Ms. Martell requested Board approval of two resolutions to set a public hearing to create two local improvement districts; she informed the Board that the public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, 1998 at 7 p.m. at the Loveland Library.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve two resolutions to set a public hearing at 7 p.m. on July 14, 1998 in the Loveland Library to consider the creation of Local Improvement District No. 1998-2 for Miravalle Subdivision and Local Improvement District No. 1998-3 for Mountview Subdivision, and authorize the Chair to sign the two resolutions.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
R98-85d RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CREATION OF LARIMER
COUNTY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1998-2 FOR
R98-86d RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CREATION OF LARIMER
COUNTY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1998-3 FOR
8. GIS MANAGER POSITION VACANCY: Mr. Paratore reminded the Board that Bruce Biggi, GIS Administrator, will be leaving Larimer County June 19, 1998 to start his own business; he noted that the GIS Program was created several years ago to centralize the GIS and Mapping program and over the past two years, the program has gone through several changes, and will continue over the next several years before it becomes a self-functioning program. Mr. Paratore stated that he met with Mr. Jacobs, Human Resources Director, and Mr. Biggi to review the duties required of the position and to determine what type of talent is needed; he noted that they updated the job description, conducted a salary survey of organizations that have similar centralized GIS and Mapping functions, and worked with Mr. Jacobs on appropriate salary. Mr. Paratore stated that they recommend advertising the position at Grade 169, A through M Step at a salary range of $47,237 to $63,528; he noted that since this is an appointed position, only the Board can approve the salary range and a new job description or title.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the new position title of GIS and Mapping Manager with an adjusted salary range of $47,237 to $63,528, as requested.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
-- Letter Recognizing VISTA Volunteers: Mr. Lancaster submitted a letter for the Board's review and approval to be sent to Dee Gaston of VISTA indicating their support and appreciation of VISTA in Fort Collins and recognizing the volunteers assigned to Poudre Valley Hospital working with BASH (Best Alternative Student High) and the need for as many VISTA volunteers in our community as possible. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD was to approve and sign the letter as presented.
-- Request for Funding for Facts Booklet: Ms. LaRue stated that the League of Women Voters has requested monetary support from Larimer County for publication of 20,000 copies of their Facts Booklet for Citizen Action, which is distributed free and informs people how to obtain all kinds of information about voting and government; she noted that this booklet is updated every two years and is very general and non-partisan. Ms. LaRue stated that they also put out a ballot issues book; she noted that in 1994 and 1996, the Board donated $250 from the Commissioners' Special Project Fund for this expenditure and she recommended they do so again.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $250 from the Commissioners' Special Projects Fund to support the publication of the League of Women Voters Facts Booklet for Citizen Action.
Motion carried 2 - 0.
-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.
-- Home Rule Memo: Mr. Lancaster submitted and briefly reviewed a memo he drafted regarding Home Rule outlining what it would and would not do for the County.
10: COMMISSIONER REPORTS:
-- Commissioner Clarke stated that he received the CCI Bylaws this morning and he is circulating them and would appreciate the Board looking them over.
-- Chair Olson noted that she talked to Mike Doten and Ed Haimes about remaining on the Planning Commission until the new land-use code is completed and they have agreed to it; she noted that after the code is adopted, new appointments will be made.
-- Mr. Lancaster thanked Ms. LaRue and Mr. Gluckman for arranging the very successful event yesterday with the Washington Lab School 6th grade class and the Commissioners.
11. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no items to discuss during Legal Matters today.
The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1998
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Robert Thompson, Community Development Program Specialist, to review two applications for Community Development Block Grants. Chair Pro-tem Clarke presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present were: Lisa Dunn, Project Engineer; Debbie Potts, Director of Springfield Court Childcare Center; and Anna Totta, Catholic Charities Northern Representative. Recording Clerk, Gael Cookman.
1. WEST VINE STORMWATER DRAINAGE PROJECT:
Mr. Thompson explained that the purpose of this meeting was to discuss and approve the final application for the West Vine Stormwater Drainage Project. Ms. Dunn noted that they had originally applied for a $400,000 grant, but were approved for $350,000, with which they were very pleased; she explained that they plan to make up the difference with monies from the Stormwater utility fund, and that the final decision for this would have to be made during the next scheduled meeting with the Board on June 16, 1998.
Chair Pro-tem Clarke noted that there was no public testimony regarding this project, and both Commissioners thanked Ms. Dunn and Mr. Thompson for their work on this project.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approved the final application for the West Vine Stormwater Drainage Project.
Motion carried 2-0.
Mr. Thompson noted that Post Award Hearings are required once a grant has been awarded in order to update the Board and to allow the public an opportunity to submit input on how the funds are being used.
Ms. Totta explained that Mr. Thompson informed her of the CDBG program and that it was a lifesaver for their project as they were able to purchase the equipment necessary for their childcare center. Ms. Totta noted that the center opened in January of 1998 and some of the CDBG funds have been available for use as scholarships to provide financial assistance for the families using the center. Ms. Totta thanked the Board for the County's $5,000 matching funds and then thanked Mr. Thompson for all of his efforts on behalf of the childcare center. Mr. Thompson explained that the contract for this project has been extended for one year and that they have been able to move some funds around in order to provide additional scholarship funds. Ms. Potts gave the Board an update on the statistical information available; she noted that they currently have 35 children enrolled in the childcare center, and that all are from low to moderate income families. Ms. Potts explained that structured lesson plans and good nutritional meals are provided in order to facilitate development and growth of the children.
Commissioner Clarke opened the hearing for public comment and Sandra Chappell and Theresa Benavides both commended the program noting that it has already helped their children to learn and grow. They stated that there is a family atmosphere, good educational programs, and that they felt secure leaving their children at the center.
The Commissioners thanked everyone involved for their time and effort in creating these valuable programs.
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MYRNA J. RODENBERGER,
LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER
( S E A L )
Sherry E. Graves, Deputy County Clerk
Gael M . Cookman, Deputy County Clerk