PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1998

The Board of County Commissioners did not have any scheduled meetings today.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1998

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 Olson presided and Commissioners Clarke and Disney were present. Also present were: Gary Janezich, Information Management Services Policy Administration Manager; Doreen Kemp, Human Resources Specialist; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Rex Burns, Special Improvement District Administrator; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Office Staff Services Manager; Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: No one came to address the Board during the open session for public comment today.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 3, 1998:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of August 3, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 1998:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of August 17, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. REMOVAL OF ONE ITEM FROM CONSENT AGENDA:

At this time Chair Olson excused herself from the meeting and left the room because of a conflict of interest with the next item.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners remove the Lease Agreement with Johnson Investments, Inc. from the Consent Agenda.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. APPROVAL OF LEASE AGREEMENT WITH JOHNSON INVESTMENTS, INC.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board approve the Lease Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners and Johnson Investments, Inc. and authorize the Chair Pro-Tem to sign same.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

A98-114 LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND JOHNSON INVESTMENTS, INC.

(Rental Space for the Probation Office)

Chair Olson re-entered the room and re-joined the meeting.

6. APPROVAL OF REMAINDER 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 on August 11, 1998:

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

OFFICE ON AGING ADVISORY COUNCIL: The following persons were appointed to the Office on Aging Advisory Council, each for a three-year term effective July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001: Carolyn Funk; Marie Pacha-Giniger; Initha Stuckey; Barbara Nuss; Maggie Wolley; and Mary Schultz.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Signature Authorization to Sign for Cash Request and Financial Reports on Grant Funds received from the Department of Labor and Employment for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999; Program Year 1995 (July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1998) Job Training Partnership Act Closeout Package. LIQUOR LICENSES: A license was issued to the Tornado Club - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. County approval was granted to: Castillon's Lounge - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

A98-115 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT CONCERNING HOME

WEATHERIZATION COST SHARING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND BOULDER COUNTY

(Reimbursement for Administrative Costs of Operation of the

Weatherization Program for Larimer County residents)

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. REQUEST FOR NEW POSITION IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Mr. Janezich requested Board approval to hire a permanent part-time Senior Secretary for the Information Management Services Division; he noted that this position is needed to keep the IMS division running smoothly and to insure accuracy in the administrative records and provide time for the Office Supervisor to assume further responsibilities, such as working on the budget, payroll, and other special projects. Mr. Janezich informed the Board that the position will be funded out of their operating base budget this year and thereafter out of their maintenance budget as a computer replacement plan has been implemented and savings are anticipated.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request to hire a permanent part-time Senior Secretary for the Information Management Services Division.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO TEMPORARILY INCREASE THE STATUS OF TWO .6 FTE EMPLOYEES IN THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO FULL TIME: Mr. Gluckman stated that Board approval is requested to increase the positions of two permanent part-time employees in the Planning Department from .6 to 1.0 through December 31, 1998, with the funds for this increase to come from the PLUS budget; he noted that reallocation of staff within the Department, due to development of the PLUS Land Use Code, has necessitated this increase to full-time status.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the increase of two permanent part-time positions for Richael Michels and Carol Evans from .6 to 1.0 through December 31, 1998, funds to be derived from the PLUS budget.

Motion carried 3 - 0.




9. REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF LAND AGENT I, LIMITED TERM POSITION FOR OPEN LANDS DEPARTMENT: Mr. Gluckman noted that the Board has been asked to approve a Land Agent I limited-term position for the Open Lands Program from October 1998 through December 1999 at an annual salary of $28,824, to assist the Land Agent II. Mr. Gluckman noted that as this is a limited-term position, the Board needs to waive the personnel policy on limited term positions.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a Land Agent I limited-term position for the Open Lands Program from October 1998 through December 1999, at an annual salary of $28,824, with funds to be derived from the Open Space sales tax monies; and to approve a waiver of the personnel policy on limited term positions.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. WORKSESSION:

-- Update on Impact Model: Mr. Gluckman reported that contract negotiations with the Department of Office on Energy and Department of Local Affairs should be completed within two weeks. Commissioner Disney stated that it would be more informative if it was called an Economic Information System rather than Impact Model.

-- Update on Legislative Review: Mr. Gluckman stated that this year the Legislative Review Committee plans to invite members of CML and CCI to discuss their positions on the different Bills presented for 1999. Mr. Gluckman noted that the CCI Steering Committees will review and prioritize the Bills before they are passed on to the CCI Legislative Committee and, in order to insure that we are represented, someone from the County needs to attend the Steering Committee meetings.

-- Discussion of Two Local Improvement Districts: Mr. Burns submitted copies for the Board to review of letters sent to the property owners of LID #1997-1 Fort Collins Industrial Park and LID #1997-2 Longview Drive advising them that it is impossible to proceed with a bond sale and construction of the projects this construction season for several reasons - i.e., the lowest bid received was higher than the estimated amount and a defect in the election process regarding notification of all the property owners. Mr. Burns stated that Larimer County prefers moving forward with the improvements and the process for proceeding with these two projects is to schedule the following: 1) A meeting with staff and respective property owners; 2) A meeting with Board to consider setting the two elections for the two projects; and 3) A public hearing this Fall to consider the change of price for the projects. After much discussion, the Board directed Mr. Burns to proceed with scheduling the required meetings and public hearings.

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart reviewed the pending invitations with the Board.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported on three issues with regard to the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council: 1) At their last meeting, they approved a new unified planning work program for next year and inserted a feasibility study for a Rural Transportation Authority; he noted they will do an analysis of whether or not that would be a feasible funding mechanism to take to the voters asking them to approve the North Front Range Transportation Planning Region as a rural transportation authority. Commissioner Disney stated that they will be working on transportation funding as a region, rather than each entity going its own way. 2) Commissioner Disney reported that the North Front Range 2020 Regional Transportation Plan Executive Summary is out in draft form with a 30-day review period, ending September 3, 1998. 3) Commissioner Disney reviewed highlights in the Summary of Land-Use Growth by Community which indicates how land use and transportation is being coordinated; such as, in Fort Collins from 1995 to the year 2020, it is projected that there will be a 69% increase in households and a projected 85% increase in vehicle miles traveled.

-- Commissioner Clarke received a call from a citizen expressing concern that if the City of Fort Collins plans to achieve all the things they are planning, they need to get the railroad out of Fort Collins; Commissioner Clarke stated that before he leaves office, he would appreciate the opportunity to once again discuss this with the City of Fort Collins. Commissioner Disney stated that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Mason Street Corridor project, at a cost of $32,000,000, has a ranking of #3 out of the 4 projects being funded.

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

12. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:50 a.m. to discuss potential litigation and negotiations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:00 a.m.; no action taken.

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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