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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, August 02, 1999

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. to review and approve the recommendations and decisions made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on July 26, 27, 28, 29, and July 30, 1999.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendations and decisions made by the Board of Referees for the hearings held on July 26, 27, 28, 29, and July 30, 1999.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

LAND-USE PLANNING MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with Larry Timm, Director of Planning. Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were: Sean Wheeler, Planner I; Fred Starr, Planner II; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

  1. AMENDED PLAT & EASEMENT VACATION OF LOTS 30 AND 37
  2. WITHIN CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION, 4TH FILING (#99-S1445):

    S 1/2 1 AND 2-10-74 - OFF CR 73E (CREEDMORE LAKES ROAD)

    ON OTT WATTA CONNECTION; 3.07 ACRES; 2 LOTS; O-OPEN ZONING

    This is a request for an amended plat to relocate the existing property line between Lots 30 and 37 within the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, 4th Filing; said adjustment of the property line will result in a new lot 30A being approximately 1.58 acres in size and a lot 37A being approximately 1.51 acres in size. This application also requests the vacation of an existing utility easement running between the adjoining property line. 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, except as noted with regard to the proposed vacation of the trail easement; 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 30 and 37 within the Crystal Lakes Subdivision, subject to the following conditions: 1) The adjoining property line is amended as shown on the plat in File #99-S1445; 2) The vacation of the utility easement as shown on the plat in File #99-S1445 is denied; should the applicant provide the required signatures from the appropriate utility companies, the vacation of the utility easement is approved.

  3. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 13 & 14 IN VISTA VIEW ESTATES PUD
  4. (#99-S1447): 24-06-69 - ON THE NORTH SIDE OF 57TH STREET IN

    LOVELAND AND 3/8 OF A MILE EAST OF HIGHWAY 287, OFF

    MEADOW CREEK COURT; .57 ACRES; 2 LOTS; R-2 RESIDENTIAL

    ZONING

    This is a request for an amended plat to adjust the existing boundary between Lots 13 and 14 within the Vista View Estates PUD. The resulting Lots 13A will be approximately 9094 square feet in size, and Lot 13B approximately 15,000 square feet in size. 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 13 and 14 within the Vista View Estates PUD.

  5. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 52 & 53, GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS FOURTH FILING P.U.D. (#99-S1448): NE 1/4 OF SECTION 23-T9N-R72W IN

LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO; 2.42 ACRES; 2 LOTS; E-ESTATE ZONE

This is a request for an amended plat to eliminate the common lot line between Lots 52 & 53 and to vacate the existing easement associated with the lot line to be eliminated. 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 developments 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, except as noted with regard to the proposed vacation of the trail easement; 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 52 & 53 in Glacier View Meadows, Fourth Filing P.U.D., subject to the applicant satisfying the comments from the County Surveyor in the letter dated July 6, 1999 prior to document review and final signature.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the staff findings and staff recommendations for the Amended Plat & Easement Vacation of Lots 30 & 37 in Crystal Lakes 4th Filing (#99-S1445); Amended Plat of Lots 13 and 14 in Vista View Estates PUD (#99-S1447); and the Amended Plat of Lots 52 & 53, in Glacier View Meadows Fourth Filing P.U.D. (#99-S1448); each, with conditions as outlined.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Commissioner Disney noted for the record that he attended the ground breaking for the National Park Visitor's Center at the north entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park recently and the gentleman in charge of the Project Management Team of Rocky Mountain Consultants informed Commissioner Disney that Sean Wheeler of the Planning Staff has been very, very helpful to them with this project.

The meeting adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1999

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 Commissioner Rennels was present; Commissioner Disney was attending meetings with Town Officials in Estes Park today. Also present were: Gregg Pickett, Director Parks and Open Lands; John Cheney, Fair Board President; Randy Ratliff, Director Mental Health; Carol Block, Director of Finance; Donna Hart, Commissioners' Office Administrative Manager; and Deni LaRue, Community Information Manager. Recording Clerk, Sherry Graves.

1. OPEN SESSION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: The following persons addressed the Board during the open session for public comment: James Nordhougen and Guy McCoy. Mr. Nordhougen, realtor and land developer, stated he has been approached to sell six 1/2 to 3/4 acre lots in Carter Lake Heights, a subdivision approved in the 1960's; he submitted a vicinity map and described the undeveloped property for sale, which is not suitable for building sites. Mr. Nordhougen asked if there is any possibility to transfer these building rights to a more acceptable place in the County - property that has domestic water and sewer. Chair Olson informed Mr. Nordhougen that someday the County will have a Transferable Density Unit (TDU) program, but that development of that process is slow and at this time, the County cannot do spot TDU's.

Mr. McCoy submitted and read aloud a position paper regarding future reconstruction of the Blake family's Christian cross in Horsetooth Park; he requested that Larimer County not allow reconstruction of this cross on public land so the separation of church and state is maintained and he noted that a more appropriate memorial would be one of a secular nature. Mr. McCoy asked that this request be made a part of the official record and he requested notification immediately of the Board's decision regarding this matter.

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR WEEK OF JULY 26, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Minutes for the week of July 26, 1999, as submitted.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 9, 1999:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Schedule for the week of August 9, 1999, as submitted and revised.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

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

4. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following Petitions for Abatement, action items, and documents as listed on the Consent Agenda on Document Review for August 3, 1999:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT AND REFUND OF TAXES, as recommended by the County Assessor Steve Miller, were approved for the following: Bighorn Forest Products; Bull Ridge Farms, LLC. (3 Petitions); Gene B. Christensen; Circle Ranches, Inc.; Bruce H. Davidson; Richard L. & Annette M. Fischer; and Max K. & Lynette L. McGowan.

ACTION ITEMS: Request to add five limited term regular employees in the Clerks' Elections Office through November of 2000; Waiver of Policy to transfer and hire Douglas Kelly from the Coroner's Office to the Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory as a Patrol Officer II; Waiver of Hiring Policy for a position in the Human Services Department to appoint Karla Schippers to the 1/2 time Case Service Aide II position in the Life Skills Unit; Waiver of Hiring Policy in the Mental Health Department to increase the Senior Accountant Tech position from step five to step six; Request for five additional Social Case Worker Positions in the Human Services Department.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS: Amended Plat for Crystal Lakes 5th, Lots 2 & 31; Amended Plat for Sunny Acres, Lots 15 & Tract "A"; Plat for Harvey Minor Land Development; and 1999 Public Trustee Second Quarter Report.

LIQUOR LICENSES: County approval was granted to Fossil Creek Conoco - 3.2% - Fort Collins, CO.; Red Feather Super Market - 3.2% - Red Feather Lakes, CO.; and Nightingales, Inc. - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. Licenses were issued to: Cottonwood Hollow - 6% - Livermore, CO. and Custom Cakes & Catering - 6% - Fort Collins, CO. A 3.2% SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT was issued to the State Board of Agriculture for CSU Ag Day on September 11, 1999 - Fort Collins, Colorado.

A99-147 AMENDMENT TO SERVICE CENTER AGREEMENT

(ATTACHMENT B TO SUPERSEDE ORIGINAL ATTACHMENT A)

BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND

NORTHEAST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, LLC (Compensation for

period from July 1, 1999 - June 30, 2000

A99-148 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND THE

CITY OF FORT COLLINS

A99-149 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND ESTES

VALLEY RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT

A99-150 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND THE

CITY OF LOVELAND

A99-151 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND THE

TOWN OF WELLINGTON

A99-152 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND THE

ST. VRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1J

A99-153 AGREEMENT CONCERNING ELECTION SERVICES BETWEEN

THE LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER AND THE

PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3

C99-48 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CONNELL RESOURCES,

INC. (Pave County Road 74E - McNey Hill)

C99-49 CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND REIMAN CORP.

(Replace Bridge No. 80C-5.0-190 over the Laramie River)

R99-89g RESOLUTION APPROVING THE FINANCING OF AND

PURCHASE BY LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO OF

REAL PROPERTY FROM JAMES AND EILEEN HUNTER,

A PROMISSORY NOTE AND RELATED DOCUMENTS

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. PROCLAMATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY FAIR WEEK: Chair Olson read the Proclamation for Larimer County Fair Week aloud; the Fair Week encourages all Larimer County residents to recognize the importance of this Countywide event. On behalf of the Fair Board, Mr. Cheney expressed appreciation to the Board for their support of the Fair, not only this year, but in years past.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of August 1 through August 8, 1999 as Larimer County Fair Week.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. DELEGATION OF APPROVAL OF WARRANTS AND ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFERS: Ms. Block stated that previously she had been asked by the Board to review the law that requires the Chair to sign all warrants and electronic fund transfers (EFT"s) before they are released; she noted she researched the law and found it doesn't clearly state that this procedure is required. Ms. Block stated that she called the top ten counties in the State and learned that the practice varies from County to County; she noted that department heads are accountable for the expenditures from their budgets and therefore Board approval is merely a "rubber stamp". Ms. Block reviewed the options for the Board to consider: 1) Leave procedure as is; 2) Approve list of warrants & EFT's at the end of the month; 3) Do not approve warrant/EFT list at all and delegate authority to the Finance Director to put the Board's facsimile signature on EFT's.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve delegation of authority to the Finance Director to place the Board's facsimile signature on list of warrants and electronic funds transfers.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

  1. WORKSESSION:

-- Mr. Gluckman replaced the draft resolution on the Consent Agenda with the final resolution just received from the County Attorney for the purchase of real property from James and Eileen Hunter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners replace the draft resolution on the Consent Agenda with the final resolution for the purchase of real property from James and Eileen Hunter.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

-- Mr. Gluckman submitted for review the agenda for the Board's August 5, 1999 worksession with the Legislators; the Board made several revisions.

8. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

-- Commissioner Rennels and Chair Olson both reported they attended CCI meetings last week and discussed the sales tax issue and other issues that will be on the table for 2000, such as impact fees and finance.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no Legal Matters today.

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.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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