PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, September 5, 2000

LAND USE MEETING

(#648)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present were Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Sylvester Mabry, Civil Engineer; Matt Lafferty, Planner II; Jim Reidhead, Director of the Rural Land Use Center; Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; Claudia DeLude, Code Enforcement Officer; and Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney. Recording Clerk: Jean O'Connor.

Chair Olson stated the following item is on consent and will not be discussed unless requested by the Board of members of the audience.

  1. TIME EXTENSION - TIMBERLINE INDUSTRIAL PARK PUD: SW 1/4 OF 08-07-68: LOCATED ON THE EAST SITE OF SUMMIT VIEW DRIVE ABOUT 1/8 MILE NORTH OF MULBERRY DRIVE (HIGHWAY 14).
  2. This is a request for a time Extension to extend the Preliminary Plat approval for Timberline Industrial Park PUD. Staff findings include 1. Extension of the Timberline Industrial Park PUD and Preliminary Plat that were approved on August 30, 1999 for six-month period will not provide any have any adverse impacts to the public or adjacent property owners; 2. Conditions of approval for the Timberline Industrial Park PUD will not change as the result of a time extension and the final plat application will still be subject to the same standards as when originally approved. Staff recommendation is approval of a six-month time extension of the Timberline Industrial Park PUD and Preliminary Plat. All conditions of approval as stated in the Findings and Resolution dated August 30, 1999 shall remain in full force and effect.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Time Extension request for Timberline Industrial Park PUD #97-MS1113 as outlined above.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  3. WESTVIEW AMENDED RURAL LAND PLAN: 32-09-68; APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES WEST OF I-25 ON COUNTY ROADS 11 AND 62, WELLINGTON.
  4. This is a request to modify the Rural Land Plan, including the Development Agreement and Covenants, to revoke the ability to build a single-family dwelling on Tract 3, Lot 4 and in return allow the construction of a farmstead accessory dwelling on Tract 3, Lot 1 (residual land) (this farmstead accessory dwelling will be in addition to the single-family dwelling already allowed on Tract 3, Lot 1). Staff findings include 1. The proposal is consistent with the policies of Section 5.8-Rural Land Use Process of the Larimer County Land Use Code; 2. The Rural Land Use Center Staff supports approval of the Westview Amended Rural Land Plan based on a) The applicant's willingness to place a perpetual conservation easement on the property that will be removing the ability to build a single-family dwelling; b) The fact that no increase in the density is being created for the total project area; c) The conservation values of the residual land are not compromised; and d) This change promotes the continuation of a viable ag operation on the residual land. Staff recommendation is approve the Westview Amended Rural Land Plan with the following contingencies 1. The perpetual conservation easements for Tract 3, Lot 4 and Tract 3, Lot 1 and revised Residual Land Covenants must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney and the RLUC Director prior to recording of the documents; 2. The Amended Development Agreement must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final approval by the Board of County Commissioners; 3. An affidavit amending the naming conventions to reflect this change for Tract 3, Lots 1 and 4 will need to be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney and the RLUC Director and recorded with the rest of the documents.

    Mr. Reidhead noted the staff report submitted referred to lot 4 in some places (should be lot 1) and noted the correction for the record.

    Mr. Reidhead stated that along with the request, the applicant proposes to place a perpetual easement; held by the Larimer Land Trust, for Tract 3-Lot 4, which will extinguish the building unit on this lot. Mr. Reidhead further noted that the proposed modification would not change to number of approved building units or the residual land.

    Mr. Steve Deline, the applicant, stated that he concurs with staff.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioner approve Westview Rural Land Plan Amendment #00-S1618 as outlined above.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

     

     

     

  5. FRISCO/NO RESPECT INC. ZONING VIOLATION: 6503 EAST COUNTY ROAD 14, LOVELAND.

The violations on this property include 1. The use of the semi trailer as a sign. The owner states the semi is not a sign, but rather, a semi trailer. As defined under definitions, a sign is "any device, fixture, placard, structure or part thereof that uses any color, form, graphic, illumination, symbol or writing to advertise, announce or identify the purpose of a person or entity or to communicate information of any kind to the public..."; 2. The use of a semi trailer for an off premise, sign. A violation of Section 8.7.3(F) which states "only those signs that identify a legal, principal use on the same lot with the sign are allowed..."; 3. As a sign, the semi trailer exceeds the allowed 90 square feet, per use, for signs in a C-Commercial zoning district; 4. The storage of inoperable/unlawful vehicles, specifically, the semi trailer, is not a permitted use in a C-Commercial zoning district; 5. The sign has been placed on site without benefit of application for, or approval of, a permit or variance for size or location. Staff findings include 1. The property is zoned C-Commercial; 2. The semi trailer, as it is being used, is considered a sign by definition; 3. The C-Commercial zoning district does not permit signs in excess of 90 square feet; 4. The continued use of the semi trailer, as an off premise sign, is in violation of the Larimer

Larimer County Land Use Code; 5. The storage of an inoperable/unlicensed semi trailer is a violation of the Larimer County Land Use Code; 6. The storage of an unlicensed/ inoperable semi trailer on this parcel is not accessory to the use on the site. Staff recommendation is for the Board to find that a violation exists, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Ms. DeLude stated that the semi is being used as an off premises sign advertising a business in the 303-area code and exceeds the allowable size. Ms. DeLude noted the property owner is not present and asked the Board to find a violation does exist.

Mr. Chad Hamilton, representative for the next agenda item, requested the Board defer their decision regarding this item until he could provide testimony regarding the next item, which is of a similar situation. The Board concurred.

4. BONSER ZONING VIOLATION: 6051 EAST COUNTY ROAD 16, LOVELAND

The violations on this property include 1. The use of the semi trailer as a sign. The owner states the semi is not a sign, but rather, a semi trailer. As defined under definitions, a sign is "any device, fixture, placard, structure or part thereof that uses any color, form, graphic, illumination, symbol or writing to advertise, announce or identify the purpose of a person or entity or to communicate information of any kind to the public..."; 2. The use of an antique vehicle as an off premise sign. A violation of Section 8.7.3(F) which states "only those signs that identify a legal, principal use on the same lot with the sign are allowed..."; 3. As a sign, the semi trailer exceeds the allowed 90 square feet, per use, for signs in a C-Commercial zoning district; 4. The storage of inoperable/unlawful vehicles, specifically, the semi trailer, is not a permitted use in a C-Commercial zoning district; 5. The sign has been placed on site without benefit of application for, or approval of, a permit or variance for size or location. Staff findings include 1. The property is zoned C-Commercial; 2. The semi trailer, as it is being used, is considered a sign by definition; 3. The C-Commercial zoning district does not permit signs in excess of 90 square feet; 4. The continued use of the antique vehicle, as an off premise sign, is in violation of the

Larimer County Land Use Code; 5. The continued use of the semi trailer, as a sign, is in violation of the Larimer County Land Use Code; 6. The storage of an inoperable/ unlicensed semi trailer is a violation of the Larimer County Land Use Code. Staff recommendation is find that a violation exists, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met.

Ms. DeLude noted that a semi advertising antiques in addition to an antique vehicle, which advertises a Berthoud business, are located on the parcel. The semi exceeds the allowed sign size and the antique vehicle is an off premise advertisement, which is also against the regulations.

Mr. Chad Hamilton, attorney representing Ms. Bonser, noted for the record that the address on the agenda- 6051 E County Road 16, is incorrect and according to his records should be 6163 E County Road 16. Mr. Hamilton continued and stated that the semi is not in violation because it is not a sign. However, if the Board decides to consider the semi a sign, Mr. Hamilton stated that it is allowed under the Colorado State Statute Outdoor Advertising Act, which was passed to comply with the United Stated Highway Beautification Act, which is substantially related to our ability to receive Federal Funding for highways. Mr. Hamilton read verbatim Section 431.416 of this act and its' relevancy for compensation to Ms. Bonser. Finding a violation exists, Mr. Hamilton continued, will jeopardize the States receipt of Federal Funds. State statute, Mr. Hamilton continued, supercedes the County Land Use Code and states that his client is due "fair compensation for the loss of business" if required to remove the semi, which advertises his clients' antiques. Mr. Hamilton sighted the following Colorado Supreme Court cases, which ruled in favor of advertisement: National Advertising Company Vs Department of Highways Colorado 2. City of Fort Collins Vs Route Huckter Outdoor Advertising and 3. Board of County Commissioners at Boulder Vs Martin and noted that finding a violation exists today violates common law. Enforcement of this provision of the Larimer County Land Use Code is arbitrary and capricious.

Mr. Hamilton noted that the semi is not currently licensed due to a mix-up with the previous owner and the Division of Motor Vehicles stated that it would take approximately 16 weeks to receive a clear title. Ms. Bonser, the current owner of the semi and the antique business, uses the semi for storage and to relocate items bought at estate sales.

Mr. Hamilton requested permission to submit several pictures of other types of sign violations in the county, yet no action has been taken against those owners. Commissioner Disney stated that if Mr. Hamilton would like to submit the pictures and file a complaint, he may do so with Ms. DeLude, otherwise the pictures are irrelevant. Mr. Hamilton noted that he was requesting consistency with the handling of sign violations. Chair Olson noted that code violations are handled on a complaint basis and if Mr. Hamilton did not wish to file a complaint, then the pictures remain irrelevant.

Ms. Bonser, the property owner, reiterated that the semi is located on the same property as the antique business and that the semi is often used to relocate items to and from the business. Ms. Haag stated that it is not know at this time if the alleged violation is in conflict with the previously mentioned statute and recommended the Board take action today and review the statute.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners finds that the Bonser zoning violation exists, require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met pending review of State statute.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners finds that the Frisco/No Respect, Inc. zoning violation exists; require compliance within 30 days, and authorize legal action if the deadline is not met pending review of State statute.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

There being no further, the hearing is adjourned at 3:40 p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#647 & 648)

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present were George Hass, County Attorney; Linda Connors, Assistant County Attorney; Jim Alderden, County Sheriff; Bill Nelson, Sheriff's Department; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Bob Keister, County Budget Manager; Marc Engemoen, Director of Public Works; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk. Recording Clerk: Jean O'Connor.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board is available to the public from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 28, 2000:
  3. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of August 28, 2000 with noted correction.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  4. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2000:
  5. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of September 11, 2000 as amended.

    Motion carried 2 - 0.

  6. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as published on the consent agenda for September 5, 2000:

ACTION ITEMS: Appointment of Deborah Marks Carslon to an unexpired term effective September 5, 2000 to June 30, 2001 and Jack Vogt for a three year term effective July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003, both to the Office on Aging Advisory Council. Reappointment of Ray Martinex for a three year term effective July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003 to the Office on Aging Advisory Council. Recognition for Educational Milestone for Ann Lujan in the Larimer County Finance Department.

C00-44 CONTRACT FOR SALE OF COUNTY PROPERTY BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND NICHOLAS J. AND JENNIFER L. BRODA

R00-177g RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH EARLY VOTING HOURS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

R00-178g RESOLUTION FOR LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY (LETA)

MISCELLANEOUS: Letter of support to GO Colorado Open Space Grant; Amended Plat of Lots 32 & 33, Spring Gulch Ranch Estates 2nd Filing; Amended Plat of Lots 2 & 5 Glacier View Meadows 8th Filing; Amended Plat of Lots 22 & 23, Block 26 Owassa Lake Subdivision; Approve Office on Aging Advisory Council bylaws to reflect a change in name of the Counseling Committee to Education Committee; Closeout contract N.C00-0024 between the Board of County Commissioners and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment for the use and benefit of Larimer County Workforce Center; Petition for Annexation for Irish School, Vine Drive right-of-way.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved: River Forks Stage Stop- 6%- Drake, CO; Castillon's Lounge- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; Gonzalo's Spanish Manor- 6%- Fort Collins, CO. The following licenses were issued: Bohemian Cottage Restaurant- 6%- Loveland, CO; Fossil Creek Conoco- 3.2%- Fort Collins, CO; Larry's Southwest Liquor- 6%- Loveland, CO; and Taharaa Mountain Lodge- 6%- Estes Park, CO.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. WORKSESSION: Mr. Lancaster discussed the deadline for budget submittals and emails received from some departments who potentially can not meet the timeline.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners direct staff to draft a policy regarding budget submittal and that if a department can not submit a budget within the timeframe, then the previous year's budget will be reviewed minus services proposals.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. DISCUSSION OF COPS GRANT: Sheriff Alderden stated that this grant was submitted by Poudre R-1 School District 18 months ago and was misplaced and introduced Ms. Ellyn Dickman of the district to provide additional information. Ms. Dickman stated that the last submittal was eliminated in the initial review but was reconsidered this past spring so she contacted the Sheriff's office to ask if there was still interest in providing deputies in the schools. Sheriff Alderden stated that the grant would cover the salaries of 4 officers for the first three years and the County would need to commit to all operating equipment for the life of the grant as well as a commitment to fund the salaries the forth year and beyond. Sheriff Alderden noted that officers are currently in the Cache La Poudre and Wellington schools and that the 4 new officers would be placed in other schools within unincorporated Larimer County during the school year. Sheriff Alderden continued by stating that during the summer months, these officers could be utilized at 2025 N. College Mobile Home Park. The estimated cost to Larimer County, Sheriff Alderden stated, for the first three years is $20,000 per year and a commitment from the County to fund the forth and future years is needed prior to submitting the application.

Commissioner Disney inquired at to the Districts willingness to support the officer's salaries after the initial three years and Ms. Dickman stated that she was not sure since the application is only in the preliminary stage of discussion. Commissioner Disney noted that the discussions surrounding the application give the appearance that the County is unfairly participating with Fort Collins schools and not schools in the Loveland or Estes areas. Sheriff Alderden stated that schools within the unincorporated areas of Larimer County would be serviced.

Chair Olson stated that it is a sad state of affairs when officers are needed in schools but acknowledged the necessity. Unfortunately the Board can not commit a future Board to this funding without a funding source, outside the general fund, and with the number of unknowns related to the application.

7. STATUS OF TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: Mr. Engemoen stated the 1.9 million approved last year after voters de-bruced will address maintenance, capacity improvements and existing needs and he outlined the prioritized projects. Mr. Engemoen requested the Board allow some of the funds to be held in reserve for joint projects with municipalities.

Commissioner Disney stated that Weld County had paved their portion of the Nunn Road, which has forced Larimer County's decision to pave the balance. Commissioner Disney requested that staff work with municipalities in the future in an effort to achieve joint decisions on joint projects and Mr. Engemoen noted that he has already requested frequent meetings with municipalities for that reason. Much discussion ensued regarding truck usage of county roads and the ability, or lack thereof, to collect some type of impact fee. Commissioner Disney requested staff set a future work program to work with the North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation to address improvements for Poudre Canyon.

8. RESOLUTION SUPPORTING AN INCREASE IN THE ENTRANCE FEE AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: Mr. Randy Jones, Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) requested Board support to increase the entrance fee $5 making it $15, which will be earmarked for transportation improvements within the park. Mr. Jones provided an update on existing improvements, the commitment to protect the park and visitor resources and efforts to decrease the number of vehicles visiting the park without decreasing the number of visitors. Mr. Jones stated the goal is to expand shuttle services and increase bike trails.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution supporting an increase in the entrance fee at RMNP.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R00-179g RESOLUTIOIN SUPPORTING AN INCREASE IN THE ENTERANCE FEE AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK FOR THE YEAR 2001

 

  1. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: None

10. LEGAL MATTERS: Mr. Gluckman stated that two citizens had requested information regarding facilities; however the amount of information requested will be very time consuming to research to the degree requested and asked direction from the Board for a reply to the citizens. Mr. Spencer noted that the amount of information requested is having negative impacts on the performance of regular duties of his staff. Mr. Hass stated that the County should provide an estimated cost, payable up front, for the research to the citizens and charge the employees' hourly rate for the research and the normal cost for any copies. Mr. Hass also noted that if the records requested do not already exist, staff is not obligated to create them. Chair Olson requested Mr. Hass draft a letter to the citizens outlining the status of the citizens' requests.

Mr. Hass noted that Judge Sullivan had served the County with an order to clear the courthouse parking lot, including the Farmers Market, for the weekend of September 8 - 10, 2000 in order for the courts to move to the new Justice Center. Mr. Lancaster stated that the Farmers Market and all vendors were notified of the change in location several weeks ago and the matter had already been handled.

11. EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 11:10 to discuss potential litigation and confidential legal advice.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 12:10 p.m.; no action was taken.

LIN MAR SUBDIVISION

LIMITED IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

(#648 & 649)

The Board of County Commissioners met with Rex Burns, Project Engineer at 7:00 p.m.; Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present was Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

Mr. Burns stated that a petition had been circulated for this district and 61.8% of the residents had signed requesting that the proposed district be placed on the November 2000 General Election ballot. The improvements proposed include paving of Wakanda Drive, the intersecting roads to specified length, grading and drainage improvements, and some curb and gutter within the subdivision. Mr. Burns noted that many of the residents expressed concern with the abandonment of the emergency access, however the knockdown barriers will remain in place and Larimer County will retain the right-of-way. Mr. Burns stated that the estimated cost is $325,000 or $7558 per lot within the subdivision and that action taken tonight will send the proposed district to a vote of the residents/property owners for final action.

At this time the hearing was opened to the public and Ms. Sue Radford, area resident, stated that the Homeowners Association (HOA) decided it is time for a street overhaul but needed all the residents to participate, so this improvement district is encouraged. Ms. Radford noted that the assessment to each lot is fair and requested the emergency access remain in place to prevent "cut through" traffic from adjoining subdivisions.

Ms. Monica Walder, recent area resident, stated that she had not been notified of this hearing and that the improvements would not service 4 - 5 homes therefore the assessment is not appropriate. Chair Olson reiterated that each property owner and resident would be able to have the final vote on the district in the November election. Commissioner Disney inquired as to the appropriateness of the assessment for those lots and Mr. Burns stated that in his opinion, the assessment is fair and that all lots will benefit from the improvements whether they front the improvements or not.

Mr. Barry Beatie, area resident, also questioned the appropriateness of the assessment and noted that in the past he had participated in the HOA at a rate of 50%.

Mr. Brian Oliver, requested the emergency access remain just that, an emergency access, and the barriers remain in place to keep the neighborhood quite and the traffic down. Mr. Oliver stated that he has asked previously why the improvement district does not include a sewer line and what the estimated cost of a line would be, since it is inevitable that many of the septic systems in the neighborhood would need replacement. Mr. Burns replied that the HOA had requested street improvements and that is what staff responded to.

Ms. Radford stated that many of the area residents are not able to afford anymore than the proposed assessment and that a sewer line would place an additional burden upon them.

Mr. Dwight Whitney also felt the assessment is not fair and that the benefit is not the same for some properties, which do not front the improvements and is willing to accept a 50 - 60% assessment.

Mr. Dave Dargets asked if the streets to the north of Wakanda Drive would be totally paved and Mr. Burns stated the proposal was to extend pavement to the existing right-of-way.

Mr. Kevin Walker asked if the proposed subdivision to the north would access Wakanda Drive and Mr. Burns stated that there would be an emergency access only.

Ms. Carol Egger noted that she owned two lots with a home on one, the other is vacant, and that being assessed twice was a concern.

Mr. Dick Pratt stated that all residents utilize the roads proposed to be paved including their trash services and that all should pay their share since all will benefit.

Mr. Gary Lundstedt, stated that curb and gutter are proposed for only one side of the street, and if that would affect the life of the pavement and Mr. Burns stated that the drainage design will allow for "positive drainage" causing the water to drain away from the earthen gutter (small ditch) along the road.

Mr. Daryl Allred asked if the proposed improvements will make the streets the same width as the adjacent subdivision and Mr. Burns stated that that is the intent.

At this time the hearing was closed to public comment and Chair Olson asked how staff proposed to keep the emergency barrier in place and Mr. Burns suggest the Board direct staff to have the County Attorney's office draft a resolution specifying the use(s) of the emergency access.

M OT I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners direct staff to have a formal resolution written to address the emergency access and its use(s).

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the placement of the Lin Mar Subdivision Local Improvement District on the ballot of the November General Election.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R00-180d RESOLUTION CREATING THE LARIMER COUNTY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT #2000-02: LIN MAR SUBDIVISION

There being no further business, the hearing was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

PUBLIC HEARING

for the

RED FEATHER LAKES LIBRARY DISTRICT

(#650)

The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster at 7:00 p.m.; Chair Olson presided and Commissioner Disney was present. Also present was Recording Clerk Jean O'Connor.

Chair Olson stated that Sheriff Alderden had requested the resolution regarding the Fire Ban is amended to allow "contained fires" as defined in Ordinance O00-01. Many citizens present voiced concern over the amendment due to the number of fires in the past 48 hours and felt the amendment would encourage any type of fire. Commissioner Disney noted that this action is at the request of the Sheriff and Chair Olson stated that the request is consistent with the actions of the US Forest Service.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution declaring a fire ban in Larimer County as recommended by the Sheriff

Motion carried 2 - 0.

R00-181g RESOLUTION DECLARING A FIRE BAN IN LARIMER COUNTY

Chair Olson noted that State Statute requires public hearings be held prior to the district going to a vote of the residents/property owners at the November General Election.

Mr. John Frey, attorney representing the proposed district, clarified the statute requires "hearings" be held and the Board held one in Fort Collins last week and tonight is the second. Chair Olson noted for the record that there is no opposition in the audience.

The following citizens spoke in favor of the district formation: Mr. John Stenzel; Ann Smythe; Ms. Della Frydendall (read a statement prepared by Maryanne Lyon); and Marilyn Colter. Mr. Lancaster explained budgetary allocations for libraries and impacts associated if the district fails at the November election and potential impacts of Amendment 21.

Chair Olson noted that there is still no opposition in the audience. A citizen inquired as to when the assessment would appear on their tax bills and Mr. Frey stated that the additional assessment would be in the year 2001, which will appear on the 2002 tax statement.

Chair Olson clarified those limited county funds will be available until funds from the district start being received by the district.

Commissioner Disney expressed concern over the breakdown of civic infrastructure and commended the community and their efforts regarding the district.

There being no further testimony, the hearing adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER COUNTY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

MYRNA RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER

 

 

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board