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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1998

MEETING REGARDING OPEN LANDS ACQUISITIONS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. in regular session with K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager and Greg Pickett, Director of Parks and Open Lands. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Clarke and Disney were present. Also present was Curt Buchholtz, Rocky Mountain National Park Associates. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. ROESSLER PROPERTY FINAL REVIEW: . Ms. Cameron stated that the Open Lands Advisory Board is recommending that the Commissioners allocate $40,000 for the purchase of the Roessler property; she noted that this property of 18 acres is located immediately east of the Lily Lake Visitor Center and adjacent to both Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest and is an important piece of open space in the Estes Valley and one of the last privately held parcels in this outstandingly scenic area. Ms. Cameron stated that Mr. Buchholtz has secured the funding of $400,000 for the purchase of this property, contingent upon approval of the request today. Mr. Buchholtz stated that a grant of $160,000 was secured from GOCO and they indicated they would like to see a $40,000 contribution from Larimer County; they also had 111 individual donors contribute a total of $30,000 and Ms. Edith Gaylord Harper of Oklahoma has agreed to give the remaining amount of $167,000. Much discussion regarding the source of funding for the County's contribution followed; the Board stated that they have tried to allocate the Larimer County Open Space Sales Tax funds in a fair way to all parts of the County.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $40,000 for the acquisition of the Roessler property, and authorize the Chair to sign a resolution authorizing same.

Motion carried 3-0.

R98-158g RESOLUTION REGARDING ROESSLER PROPERTY PURCHASE

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the designation of the $40,000 for the purchase of the Roessler property to be derived from the remaining $130,000 allocation for the Estes Valley, which the Board has determined to be their fair share of dollars from the Open Space Sales Tax Funds.

Motion carried 3-0.

The Board expressed their appreciation to Ms. Edith Gaylord Harper for her generous contribution which completed the funding package for the purchase of this property.

2. RESERVOIR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FINAL REVIEW: Ms. Cameron referred to the memo from the Open Lands Advisory Board with the following recommendations for the Board to approve: 1) A maximum of 5% of the open space sales tax be allocated over the life of the tax for capital improvements at existing reservoir regional parks, which based on current projections equals $1.2 million; 2) The goal of the Parks and Open Lands Department will be to match the Open Lands contribution with Bureau of Reclamation, lottery or other dollars; and 3) Improvement projects for this allocation will be proposed annually and will follow the normal Open Lands process which includes a recommendation by the Open Lands Advisory Board and approval by the County Commissioners; and 4) The Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board recommends $200,000 be allocated in 1998 and $225,000 in 1999 for capital improvements at existing reservoir regional parks.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendation of the Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board to allocate a maximum of 5% of the open space sales tax over the life of the tax for capital improvements at existing reservoir regional parks which, at current projections, equals #1.2 million, and the Parks and Open Lands Department will match the Open Lands contribution with Bureau of Reclamation, lottery or other dollars, and improvement projects for this allocation will be proposed annually and will follow the normal Open Lands process, which includes a recommendation by the Open Lands Advisory Board and approval by the County Commissioners.

Motion carried 3-0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendation of the Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board for $200,000 to be allocated in 1998 and $225,000 in 1999 for capital improvements at existing reservoir regional parks.

Motion carried 3-0.

3. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 2:35 p.m. to discuss land negotiations.

Motion carried 3-0.

The Executive Session ended at 2:55 p.m.; no action taken.

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 a.m. in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Clarke and Disney were present. Also present were: Jim Reidhead, Director Rural Land Use Center; Russ Legg, Chief Planner; Marc Engemoen, Director Public Works; Sean Wheeler, Planner I; Lonnie Sheldon, Project Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Planner; 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 Commissioners or members of the audience; Chair Olson asked that the Larimer County Transportation Plan be removed from the consent agenda and Mr. Reidhead asked that the Big Valley Homesteads Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan also be removed from the consent agenda.

1. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 13 AND 14, MIRAVALLE 1ST FILING

SUBDIVISION (#98-SA1297): 13-05-70 - NORTH SIDE OF CR 20 ON

THE WEST SIDE OF LESLIE DRIVE; 1.14+ ACRES; 2 LOTS;

FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request for an amended plat to combine Lots 13 and 14 within the Miravalle 1st Filing Subdivision; said combining of lots will result in the creation of a new lot 13a, being approximately 1.14 acres in total area. 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 of the Amended Plat of Lots 13 and 14, Miravalle 1st Filing Subdivision.

2. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 5 AND 6, WILD GOOSE RANCH SUBDIVISION

(#98-SA1299): 25-08-68 - NORTH OF CR52, ON THE EAST SIDE OF

HICKLEY DRIVE; 20.03+ ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING

This is a request for an amended plat to redraw Lots 5 and 6 within the Wild Goose Ranch Subdivision; said combining of lots will result in two new lots 1a (approximately 10.17 acres) and 1b (approximately 10.01 acres) for a total of approximately 20.03 acres in area. Staff findings are: 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 of the Amended Plat of Lots 5 and 6, Wild Goose Ranch Subdivision.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and the Rural Land Use Board/Director and staff recommendations and approve the Amended Plat of Lots 13 and 14, Miravalle 1st Filing Subdivision (#98-SA1297), and the Amended Plat of Lots 5 and 6, Wild Goose Ranch Subdivision (#98-SA1299).

Motion carried 3-0.

3. THE BIG VALLEY HOMESTEADS REVISED PRELIMINARY RURAL

LAND PLAN (FKA SYLVAN DALE RANCH PRELIMINARY RURAL

LAND PLAN) (#97-EX1087): 13 & 14-05-70 RESIDENTIAL LAND:

1 ½ MILES SOUTH OF U. S. 34 ON CR 29, EAST SIDE AND 20 & 29-06-70.

MOUNTAIN EASEMENT: IN THE FOOTHILLS - 5 MILES NORTHWEST

OF THE MIRAVALLE SUBDIVISION AND 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF

MASONVILLE AT THE HEAD OF SULZER GULCH; 50.0 ACRES;

12 LOTS; FA-1 FARMING ZONING

This is a request to place approximately 400 acres of foothills land under conservation easement and transfer 11 residential units to 50 acres of land, with one residential site, owned by applicant on County Road 29; a total of 12 residential units are proposed. Staff findings are that this proposed revision is consistent with the policies of the Rural Land Use Process; the applicants have worked closely with the County Health Department and the Rural Land Use Center staff to resolve the problems association with the existing abandoned dump site. The Rural Land Use Board, unanimously, and the Director recommend that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Big Valley Homesteads Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan. The conditions of approval in the Findings and Resolution from October 6, 1997, shall remain in place.

Mr. Reidhead stated that he pulled this item from the consent agenda because Mr. Ryan had some information he wanted entered into the record. Mr. Ryan reminded the Board that when this case was originally heard in October 1997, one of the conditions of approval was subject to some cleanup of the dump on one of the original lots, Lot 12; he noted that the proposal before the Board today offers two alternatives: 1) Move Lot 12 to the south end of the subdivision and/or 2) Also moving Lot 11 to the south end. Mr. Ryan noted that since October 1997, the surface materials in the dump have been removed and hauled off and they are satisfied with that cleanup; however, a preliminary environmental assessment was done earlier this year, which indicated that there might be some soil or ground water contamination. Mr. Ryan continued that in April of this year, a more detailed investigation was performed, which did show some soil and ground water contamination associated with this old dump site; the report was clear in defining the extent of the soil contamination, but couldn't tell them if the ground water contamination had migrated off site or had contaminated the regional ground water table. Therefore, Mr. Ryan stated that the Health Department is in favor of moving Lot 12, but moving Lot 11 is another issue and he offered two new conditions, if this request is approved: 1) Approve the revision in the subdivision, conditional upon the Health Department reviewing the final report and approving one of the two options, based on the technical information contained in that report; 2) In conjunction with the County Attorney's Office, the Health Department will prepare suitable plat notes, after they have looked at the final report, to give future property owners information about the existing dump site adjacent to the rural subdivision and, depending on what the report says, inform them of potential cleanup operations that may be occurring on this property.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Big Valley Homesteads Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan (fka Sylvan Dale Ranch Preliminary Rural Land Plan), with the two conditions suggested by Mr. Ryan to be added to the conditions of approval outlined in the Findings and Resolution of October 6, 1997.

Motion carried 3-0.

4. LARIMER COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Mr. Legg stated that the purpose of this hearing is for the Board of County Commissioners to provide a recommendation to the Larimer County Planning Commission regarding adoption of the proposed Larimer County Transportation Plan as an element of the Larimer County Master Plan. Staff findings include: 1) The Transportation Plan is a required element of the Larimer County Master Plan and was included in the Action Plan; 2) The Transportation Plan, along with the previously adopted Master Plan adopted November 19, 1997, shall constitute the County's Master Plan pursuant to C.R.S. 30-28-106. The staff recommendation is that the Board recommend the Larimer County Transportation Plan as an element of the Master Plan adopted November 19, 1997, to the Larimer County Planning Commission.

Mr. Legg stated that the purpose of the Transportation Plan is to coordinate existing zoning and proposed land developments with future transportation needs of the County; he reviewed the history of the transportation plan, noting that the Public Works Department began working on it in November 1994. Mr. Legg stated that the Public Works established several committees and began work on how to create a transportation vision for the County and from that they developed some long-term and short-term improvement needs for the County; he noted that in 1996, as the Partnership Land Use System (PLUS) was evolving, they shifted the transportation planning effort to the Larimer County Planning Department to coordinate the process to insure that the transportation planning effort encouraged and supported the land-use patterns of a adopted Master Plan and to establish the principles needed to implement any growth management tools that might come out of PLUS. Mr. Legg noted that, as an element of the PLUS Master Plan, there were three guiding principles included: 1) Larimer County Transportation Planning process shall compliment the development patterns and principles of the Master Plan; 2) New development shall occur only where existing transportation facilities are adequate and where necessary improvements will be made as part of a development project; 3) Larimer County should encourage the development and use of alternative modes of transportation. Mr. Legg stated that impact fees for road systems will be reviewed by the Planning Commission on October 6, 1998 and by the Board of County Commissioners on November 9, 1998 and elements of the transportation plan will be included as supporting appendixes in that impact fee program because it does establish a capital improvement program process for the impact fee system. Mr. Legg pointed out to the Board that if this transportation plan is adopted by the Planning Commission, it will fulfill action item #11 of the November 19, 1997 PLUS Master Plan.

Mr. Engemoen reviewed several visual illustrations in detail; he noted that when this first began in 1994, the first concept of a transportation plan was that of a needs assessment. Mr. Engemoen continued that they looked at what types of improvements needed to be made to meet existing needs, and they looked at existing conditions and traffic volumes and asked what they needed to do to bring the transportation system up to an existing level of service that is acceptable; they also looked at safety problems and came up with a list of projects (existing needs), which became the nucleus of the transportation plan, and he stated that these lists need to be continually updated. Mr. Engemoen reiterated what Mr. Legg said that they want to create a classification system of roads that will be able to serve the County in the future. Mr. Engemoen thanked the consultants, Felsburg, Holt and Ullevig, who played such an important role in developing this transportation plan.

Commissioner Disney suggested that, in the interest of the appendix list being user friendly, if it could have a reference appendix to include the North Front Plan, the Upper Front Range Plan, and the current State Transportation Improvement Program, as well as the adopted Loveland, Fort Collins, and any other municipality transportation plans all in one document. Mr. Engemoen stated that they will look into this before they present the final document to the Planning Commission. Questions from the Board and discussion followed. The Board thanked Mr. Engemoen and staff for the great job they did in bringing about this transportation plan.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners recommend adoption of the proposed Larimer County Transportation Plan as an element of the Larimer County Master Plan adopted November 19, 1997 to the Larimer County Planning Commission.

Motion carried 3-0.

The hearing adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 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: Ginny Riley, Director Human Services; Lew Wymisner, Assistant Director Larimer County Employment & Training Services; Greg Pickett, Director Parks & Open Lands; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Scott Cornell, Environmental Site & Access Specialist; Donna Hart, Staff Services Manager Commissioners' Office; Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager; and Tom Clayton, CSU Fall Intern. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Kelly Ohlson informed the Board that he plans to build a house in the County next year and he wanted to make sure he is paying his fair share of development costs; he asked about the timetable for impact fees. Chair Olson informed Mr. Ohlson that the hearing regarding impact fees is scheduled before the Planning Commission on October 15, 1998 and before the Board of County Commissioners is November 9, 1998. Mr. Ohlson asked if the Partnership Land Use System (PLUS) is moving forward as well; the Board responded that the hearing for PLUS is scheduled for December 14, 1998. Commissioner Clarke stated that they are having many meetings and examining all the comments received regarding PLUS and discussing the fine points in the Master Plan. Much discussion followed.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEKS OF SEPTEMBER 14 AND 21, 1998:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of September 14, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0; Chair Olson abstained from voting because she was attending a funeral that morning.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of September 21, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0; Commissioner Disney abstained from voting because he was in Tacoma, Washington last week attending the "Building Gateway Partnerships for the 21st Century" Conference.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 5, 1998:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of October 5, 1998, as submitted.

Motion carried 3-0.

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners add a Resolution approving Highway Safety Project Contract 90-08 to the Consent Agenda.

Motion carried 3-0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners add a Research Agreement between the Board and the Colorado State Board of Agriculture regarding the economic impact model.

Motion carried 3-0.

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 September 29, 1998:

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Check Warrant for August 1998 for Human Services; Amended Plat of Glacier View Meadows Subdivision, 12th Filing; Second Amendment to the Jenks Exemption Map. LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval for renewal of liquor licenses was granted to: American Legion George Beach Post No. 4 - 6% - LaPorte, CO.; Horsetooth Liquor - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.; and Al's Canyon Grill - 6% - Fort Collins, CO.

A98-155 WARRANTY COLLATERAL AGAREEMENT BETWEEN THE

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WILLOWOOD

CORPORATION (Vista View Estates, PUD Phase 3)

A98-156 RESEARCH AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO STATE BOARD OF

AGRICULTURE BY AND THROUGH COLORADO STATE

UNIVERSITY (Economic Impact Model)

C98-52 ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT BETWEEN BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND JIM NYTES DBA JIM'S CONSTRUCTION

MATERIALS OF ESTES PARK (Snow Removal for Little Valley

GID #14)

C98-53 ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT BETWEEN BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND JIM NYTES DBA JIM'S CONSTRUCTION

MATERIALS OF ESTES PARK (Snow Removal for Carriage Hills

GID No. 4)

C98-54 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO, DEPT. OF

TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

(Highway Safety Project 98-08 - County Resolution R98-162g)

R98-159s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF

THE PRELIMINARY PHASE PLAN OF RIVERSIDE FARM PUD

R98-160s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING A STREET NAME

CHANGE IN THE E ½ OF 33-04-69, PORTIONS OF SECTIONS

26, 27 AND 34-08-07 AND IN HORSESHOE PARK 3RD FILING

R98-161s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE JENKS

AMENDED EXEMPTION ACCESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT

VACATION

R98-162g RESOLUTION APPROVING HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT

CONTRACT 98-08 (County Contract C98-54 - See Above)

Motion carried 3-0.

At this time the Board moved into the Hearing Room for the following two agenda items:



5. PROCLAMATION FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: Leigh Branovan, Larimer County Health Educator doing Outreach for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program, thanked the Board for their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ruth Ann Kastner, Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Resource Center, stated that their primary purpose is to get help get current, comprehensive, information and support to those that are diagnosed with breast cancer and she also thanked the Board for this Proclamation. Chair Olson noted that the pink light bulbs will be lit around the Courthouse again this year in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Commissioner Clarke read the Proclamation aloud.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the month of October 1998 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and authorize the Chair to sign the Proclamation.

Motion carried 3-0.

6. PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL 4-H WEEK: Gary Small, 4-H/Youth Development Agent, stated that each year the first week in October is set aside as National 4-H Week; he noted that Larimer County has a very strong 4-H Program with 1500 members and 650 volunteer leaders and is the largest 4-H program in the State of Colorado. Mr. Small introduced C. J. Huffacker and Garrett Morton, 4-H members who addressed the Board and told what 4-H has meant to them. Commissioner Clarke read the Proclamation aloud.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the Week of October 4 - 10, 1998 as National 4-H Week in Larimer County, and authorize the Chair to sign the Proclamation.

Motion carried 3-0.

7. RESOLUTION SUPORTING THE COLORADO SURPLUS INVESTMENT PACKAGE BALLOT PROPOSED BY HB98-1256: Mr. Gluckman requested Board approval of a resolution in support of HB98-1256, which would authorize the State to retain for the 1997-98 fiscal year and for four (4) years thereafter a portion of the State's surplus revenues to be expended for transportation and education capital construction needs; he noted that if approved by the voters, this proposed ballot measure would allocate up to $200 million per year for five years and would provide several million dollars (over 5 years) to local governments in the North Front Range to help meet unfunded transportation capital needs.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution supporting the Colorado Surplus Investment Package Ballot proposed by HB98-1256, as requested, and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3-0.

R98-163g RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE 1998 COLORADO SURPLUS

INVESTMENT PACKAGE BALLOT MEASURE PROPOSED BY

HOUSE BILL 98-1256

8. THE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD: Ms. Riley stated that she and Mr. Rathgeber are recommending that the Human Development Advisory Board (HDAB) be discontinued. Ms. Riley noted that this Board was established in 1996 to provide advice and counsel to the Human Development Department and the Commissioners regarding the services and operation of the Department; however, the merging of the Department of Social Services and the Department of Human Development in 1997 has had an impact on the need for this advisory board. Ms. Riley stated the HDAB members will be invited to apply for other County Advisory Boards which are of interest to them. Chair Olson requested that Ms. Riley draft a letter for her to sign to send to the HDAB members thanking them for serving on this Board.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the disbanding of the Human Development Advisory Board, as recommended.

Motion carried 3-0.

9. LARIMER COUNTY FILM OFFICE: Mr. Wymisner introduced Donna Risner from the Fort Collins Convention and Visitor's Bureau/Larimer County Film Office; he noted that at the last meeting of the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), they voted unanimously to recommend that the Commissioners fund the Larimer County Film Office for another year in the amount of $15,000. Mr. Wymisner stated that letters of support for the Film Office have been received from the towns of Estes Park, LaPorte, Wellington, and Berthoud and the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland. Ms. Risner submitted and reviewed a list of the highlights of the past year and upcoming planned projects for the remainder of 1998 and 1999, pending approval of the funding. Mr. Wymisner stated that one recommendation from EDAB was that in the future the Film Office provide six-month updates for them. Much discussion regarding this request for funding and future funding ensued; the Board suggested that Mr. Gluckman, Budget Manager Mr. Keister, and County Manager Frank Lancaster meet and consider the $15,000 request for next year as a service proposal and determine what amount of funding is needed for the remainder of the year and return to the Board next week for a decision by the Board of this request.

10. PARK PERMIT FEES FOR 1999: Mr. Pickett requested Board approval of the following increases in Park permit user fees for 1999, effect January 1, 1999: 1) Increase daily park permit by $1, from $5 to $6; 2) Implement a camping fee of $5 per night, per campsite; 3) Reduce the price of an annual park permit by $5, for Larimer County residents only, from $50 to $45, effective 1/1/99 through 1/31/99. Mr. Pickett stated that these proposed changes were announced to the public through a press release soliciting public comment; he noted that only a few comments were received.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the proposed Park permit user fee changes for 1999, effective January 1, 1999, as requested.

Motion carried 3-0.

11. WORKSESSION:

-- Invitations: Ms. Hart submitted the agenda for the CCI Winter Conference for the Board to review.

-- Road Standards: Mr. Cornell requested guidance from the Board regarding the next step regarding adoption of minimum road standards; it was noted that following the last meeting, Mr. Cornell prepared a memo with the answers to the list of questions proposed to him at that time. Chair Olson asked her colleagues if they are happy with the answers in the memo and if they want another worksession with Mr. Cornell and the Task Force. After further discussion, the Board decided they would like to schedule a worksession with Mr. Cornell and the Task Force to thank them and bring closure to the group and provide an opportunity for them to make a recommendation regarding the road standards. Mr. Cornell submitted copies of the latest Larimer County Design Standards for Private Local Access Roads for the Board to review.

-- City/County Joint Meeting: Mr. Gluckman stated he spoke to the City of Fort Collins regarding the next joint meeting with the City/County and, at this time, the Council has no agenda items for that meeting.

12. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Disney reported that at the Gateway Conference he attended last week, it was evident to him that Larimer County is looked upon as a leader around the nation because of some of our activities as a gateway community; he also noted that last week the Overflights Bill passed the Senate and Randy Jones, Superintendent Rocky Mountain National Park, has requested that the Commissioners contact our Congressmen in Washington to re-enforce our support for the ban of flights over Rocky Mountain National Park.

-- Commissioner Disney submitted a booklet entitled the North Front Range Transportation Alternatives Feasibility Study which he received at the Rail Technology Workshop he attended recently; he noted that they are considering different alignments for rail and what technologies would work on those alignments - commuter rail or diesel multiple units (DMU). Commissioner Disney stated that they have eliminated light rail because it just wouldn't work and the only new alignment would be the I-25 corridor; he noted that DMU looks like the most promising technology. Commissioner Disney stated that he made the suggestion that since they are considering building a whole new alignment, why don't put the freight trains on it to get them out of the cities, and use the existing infrastructure for DMU for transporting people.

At this time, Assistant County Attorney Jeannine Haag, Director Human Resources Ralph Jacobs, and Human Services Director Ginny Riley joined the meeting for legal matters.

13. LEGAL MATTERS:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 11:05 a.m. to discuss a personnel matter.

Motion carried 3-0.

The Executive Session ended at 11:10 a.m. and the following action was taken.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Agreement and Release between the Board of County Commissioners and Sheri D. Richmond to allow her to return to employment with Larimer County as a Legal Technician IV in Child Support Enforcement in the Larimer County Department of Human Services, beginning October 13, 1998, at the rate of $2,713.00 per month and approval to waive the County's hiring policy and allow Ms. Richmond to accrue vacation leave at the rate of 14 hours per month and sick leave at the rate of 8 hours per month.

Motion carried 3-0.

A98-157 AGREEMENT AND RELEASE BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND SHERI D. RICHMOND

-- Sale of Lot 12 in Crystal Lakes: Ms. Haag requested Board approval of a contract for the sale of Lot 12, Filing 14 in Crystal Lakes, Red Feather Lakes, CO. for $13,000 to Frances R. Soltis and Paul S. Nelson.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Clarke moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the contract for the sale of Lot 12, Filing 14 in Crystal Lakes in Red Feather Lakes, CO. and authorize the Chair to sign same.

Motion carried 3-0.

C98-55 CONTRACT FOR SALE OF LOT 12, FILING 14, IN CRYSTAL LAKES,

RED FEATHER LAKES, CO. BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS AND FRANCES R. SOLTIS AND PAUL NELSON

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 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

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