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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, November 6, 2000

LAND USE MEETING

(#668 & 669)

The Board of County Commissioners met with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were Carol Evans, Fred Starr and Al Kadera, Planners II; Jim Reidhead, Director of the Rural Land Use Center; Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Brian Treu, Assistant County Attorney; and Sylvester Mabry, Civil Engineer. Recording Clerk: Jean O'Connor.

Mr. Starr stated that the applicants for item #4- Blue Spruce Drive Right-of-Way Vacation #00-S1656, have agreed to withdraw this item from the agenda to allow staff to prepare an agreement regarding the condition of approval, which is to be signed by the applicant prior to action by the Board.

Chair Olson stated the following items are consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board or members of the audience.

1. AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 1 OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 1 AND 2, JONES MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: NE 36-06-69; EAST SIDE OF COUNTY ROAD 13E (NORTH MONROE AVE.), 1/4 MILE SOUTH OF COUNTY ROAD 28 (57TH STREET)

This is a request for an amended plat to enlarge the platted building envelope on Lot 1of the Jones Minor Residential Development and an appeal of the Wetlands Development Standards (Section 8.2.8.A.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code) requiring 100' setback. Staff findings include 1. The original Jones Minor Residential Development 95-EX0778 was recorded in 1997 and amended in 1998. The applicant proposes to enlarge the building envelope on Lot 1 so that construction may take place somewhat closer to Horseshoe Lake than the current building envelope allows; 2. The proposed building envelope would be closer to the edge of wetlands than the minimum buffer requirement of 100' as contained in Section 8.2.8.A.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code. The applicants have requested an appeal of this requirement and have submitted a site evaluation from an environmental consulting firm that concludes that a reduction of the buffer as proposed in this case will have minimal impacts to Horseshoe Lake; 3. There are no objections to the proposed amended plat from utility providers or other review agencies, including the County Engineering, Health and Parks & Open Lands staff, and the County Environmental Planner; 4. Approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 1 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2 of the Jones Minor Residential Development 95-EX0778 will not result in any significant negative impacts on provision of services, transportation and access, neighboring properties or the environment. The proposed amended plat is consistent with existing lots and development in the area. With approval of a reduction in the wetlands buffer requirement of Section 8.2.8.A.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code, the proposed amended plat would be consistent with the requirements of the Larimer County Land Use Code. Staff recommendation is approval of the Amended Plat of Lot 1 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 and 2 of the Jones MRD 95-EX0778 and the requested appeal of the Wetlands Development Standards of Section 8.2.8.A.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code with the following conditions 1. The Final Plat for this amended plat shall note that "The new lots created by this action are subject to the same restrictions, covenants and regulations as set forth in the plat of record of the Jones Minor Residential Development 95-EX0778"; 2. The building envelope shown on the amended plat shall be consistent with the proposal submitted by the applicant for this amended plat application (file #00-S1648).

2. AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS19, 20 AND 21, BLOCK 23 SOUTH NOKOMIS LAKE SUBDIVISION: SW 21-10-73; NORTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF RED FEATHER LAKES, ABOUT 1 1/4 MILE NORTH OF THE COUNTY ROAD 74E AND COUNTY ROAD 67I INTERSECTION.

This is a request for an Amended Plat to combine Lots19, 20 and 21, Block 23 South Nokomis Lake Subdivision. The resultant lot is 0.326 acres in size. Staff findings include 1. South Nokomis Lake Subdivision was recorded in 1924. The applicant proposes to combine the three lots he owns to create a single lot of 0.326 acres. The reduction in density in this area where there are no public water or sewer facilities is a benefit to the public; 2. There are no objections to the proposed amended plat from utility providers or County staff. Easements for existing utilities may be needed; 3. The proposed amended plat is consistent with existing lots and development in the South Nokomis Lake Subdivision and is in compliance with the provisions of the Larimer County Land Use Code. Staff recommendation is approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 19, 20, and 21, Block 23, South Nokomis Lake Subdivision with the following conditions 1. Utility easements as requested by CenturyTel and Poudre Valley REA shall be provided on the final plat or the applicant shall verify that no existing facilities are located on the subject properties; 2. Lien holder signature blocks must be added to the plat and plat corrections must be completed before approval and recording of the plat.

3. SOLAR RIDGE 3RD FILING RELEASE OF WARRANTY COLLATERAL: 04-07-69; WEST OF TAFT HILL ROAD, NORTH OF VINE DRIVE.

This is a request for Release of warranty collateral. Staff recommendation is approval of the release of warranty collateral for Solar Ridge 3rd Filing. The collateral being released is $3.682.15 being held in an escrow account at Wells Fargo (Norwest) Bank.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Amended Plat of Lot 1 of the Amended Plat of Lots 1 & 2, Jones Minor Residential Development #00-S1648; Amended Plat of Lots 19, 20, and 21, Block 23 South Nokomis Lake Subdivision #00-S1646; and Solar Ridge 3rd Filing Release of Warranty Collateral #98-SU1179 as presented and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

This item was tabled from October 9, 2000:

5. INDIAN RIDGE ESTATES PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN: 25-09-69; GENERALLY LOCATED 2 1/2 MILES NORTHWEST OF WELLINGTON, 1 MILE SOUTHEAST OF WAVERLY, 1/2 MILE NORTH OF COUNTY ROAD 64, AND 1/4 MILE EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 15, WEST OF DEMMEL LAKE (NORTH POUDRE RESERVOIR # 2).

This is a request to divide 110 acres into 6 single-family home sites on approximately 18 acres (each lot roughly 3 acres in size) and approximately 92 acres of private residual land, protected by a perpetual covenant. Staff findings are that this proposal is consistent with the policies of Section 5.8-Rural Land Use Process of the Larimer County Land Use Code and support for the Indian Ridge Estates Preliminary Rural Land Plan is based on the following 1. Applicant's planning and design rationale for the project, which is consistent with the RLUP; 2. Conservation values of the residual land, including preservation of open space and wildlife habitat; 3. Careful location of residences; 4. The plan is generally compatible with the existing neighboring land uses.

Support for this proposed plan takes into consideration the various other land development and design options, particularly the 35-acre alternative, for which there is no County review. The greater number of residential units possible under the current O-Open zoning of the property and the general development pressure within the immediate area for use-by-right 35-acre division of land supports our belief that this is an appropriate project.

The site-based incentives (3 density bonus units) are allowed under the Rural Land Use Process. As proposed, this project will also provide commensurate long-term benefits to citizens of Larimer County. Those benefits are 1. Perpetual protective covenant on residual land; 2. Preservation of open space and wildlife habitat; 3. Homeowners association protective covenants with architectural controls; 4. Transportation capital expansion fees received from the project; 5. School and park fees received from the project; 6. Fewer residences than likely allowed through subdivision process; 7. Ability to influence design of project, as compared to use-by-right division of property into 35-acre parcels. Staff recommendation is to approve the Indian Ridge Estates Preliminary Rural Land Plan. The following contingencies must be met prior to approval of final plat by the Board of County Commissioners: 1. Indian Ridge Road shall be a publicly dedicated full-service road connection between County Road 15 and County Road 64 along the entire existing County right-of-way. That section of Indian Ridge Road between the west boundary of subject property and County Road 64 shall be privately maintained. Final design shall be reviewed and approved by the County Engineering Department; 2. Applicants shall at their own expense improve Indian Ridge Road from County Road 64 to the south boundary of their property to Appendix G Standards; 3. Applicants shall escrow in an interest-bearing account sufficient funds to mitigate construction-related wear and tear on the new roads associated with their project as well as the existing section of road from County Road 64 to the south boundary of their property. The County Engineering Department and the Rural Land Use Center Director shall jointly supervise the release and expenditure of the escrowed funds at the end of two years from recordation of the approved final plat. Applicants shall provide cost estimates for the road maintenance required at the end of the construction period. The County Engineering Department based on these estimates provided by the applicant will determine the amount of funds to be escrowed; 4. Internal road design and other engineering requirements, including utilities, roads, right-of-way dedication, storm water plan, and erosion control plan, shall meet minimum design standards set forth in Appendix G of the Larimer County Road Manual. Design shall be prepared and stamped by a qualified professional engineer licensed in the State of Colorado with review and approval by County Engineering Department; Internal roads shall continue to be dedicated and conveyed for public use; 5. Public water shall be provided for this project. A letter of commitment from Northern Colorado Water Association must be provided prior to final plat approval. This letter of commitment must specifically state that the water distribution system is (or will be) designed to meet the normal and minimum pressure design standards contained in Section 8.1.2.A.1 of the Land Use Code or more stringent standards as required by the District. If the water system will be designed to provide fire protection, the letter of commitment also must address the pressure and delivery standards outlined in Section 8.1.4 of the Land Use Code; 6. Soil testing for at least two of the six lots must be completed prior to approval of the final plat; 7. All homesites located in this development will be required to pay a fair (pro-rata) portion of fees for improvements and maintenance of the publicly dedicated, privately maintained roads to the existing road association for maintenance of the private roads; 8. Buffer between residential cluster and neighboring lots to the south must be at least 100 feet; 9. An access easement across the northeast part of the property must be granted to prevent the neighboring property owners from being landlocked; 10. The residual land protective covenant and management plan must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney and the RLUC Director prior to final plat approval; the covenants shall prohibit the use of white vinyl fence along perimeter of residential lots, strictly regulate outdoor lighting, and address the participation in maintenance of existing roads; 11. Homeowners' association covenants, including architectural controls, and provisions for internal road maintenance, must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final plat approval; 12. The final development agreement must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final plat approval; 13; Building envelopes shall be located on each lot; 14. The following must be listed as a note on the final plat and on a disclosure statement, approved by the County Attorney, available to lot buyers through the public records at the time of purchase: a) Automatic fire protection sprinklers are required for all new residential structures or written permission for variance from this requirement from the fire district; b) A geo-technical study will be required at the time of building permit issuance; c) Prior to footing and foundation permits, there shall be a certificate by a surveyor confirming that the construction is within the building envelope designated on the final plat; d) The results of a radon detection test conducted in new dwellings once the structure is enclosed but prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be submitted to the Planning Department. As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt for a radon tester, which specifies that a test will be done within 30 days. A permanent certificate of occupancy can be issued when the prepaid receipt is submitted; e) The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single-family dwellings: Poudre R-1 school fees, Larimer County fees for County and Regional Transportation Capital Expansion, Larimer County Park Fee (in lieu of dedication), and Rural Land Use Process fees. The fee amount that is current at time of building permit application shall apply; f) At time of real estate closing, owner shall provide purchasers of residential lots and residual lands with the Code of the West, a County document which addresses differences between urban and rural living in Larimer County; g) The owners of the residual land parcel shall be responsible for providing an annual monitoring report for the residual land to Larimer County Rural Land Use Center; h) Mosquitoes: During certain times of the year mosquitoes may present a significant nuisance. The County does not have a mosquito control program. Any spraying or other control will be the responsibility of the property owners; i) Wildlife: Wildlife such as skunks, snakes, and prairie dogs occur more frequently than in more built-up areas. Lot owners should be aware of these occurrences and be prepared to address them as residents if they arise. The County is not able to mitigate nuisances if they develop, although information on managing these issues is available; j) Prairie dog colonies do exist in the general area surrounding this proposal. Prairie dogs can be a nuisance if they migrate to developed residential property. The County does not perform prairie dog control, but can advise owners on how to obtain the services of licensed firms that do. At times prairie dogs are implicated in the transmission of plague to people or their pets. The County does monitor prairie dog colonies for evidence of plague. Animal control requirements for both dogs and cats should be observed; k) Adjacent agricultural uses: Farming practices on this and adjacent properties can produce odors, noise and dust. These are a normal part of agriculture and should be expected to occur; l) Horse pasture management: If livestock is to be kept on the smaller parcels, the owners must be aware that lots of this size must be managed very carefully in order to maintain grass cover in the pasture; 15. Construction traffic shall be precluded from accessing lots 1 - 6 from County Road 64 for one year or until such time that utilities have been installed and road improvements have been complete from County Road 66 to the southerly portion of the of the applicant's property, which ever comes first.

Mr. Reidhead stated that some conditions have been modified since the October 9, 2000 hearing and noted these modifications for the record. Mr. Alvin Geist, applicant, stated that he is in agreement with the conditions as proposed and outlined by staff. Commissioner Rennels noted the revised staff recommendations change to application enough that public comment should be reopened.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners open Indian Ridge Estates Preliminary Rural Land Plan for public comment.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. John Blakney stated that he had met with Dale Miller, Director of Road and Bridge, and proposed a buffer between an existing development and this proposal, but that Mr. Miller preferred road contiguity. Mr. Blakney further noted that Mr. Miller suggested that construction traffic be prohibited from use of the entire road until such time that construction has been completed therefore the applicant would only need to improve the road once. Much discussion ensued regarding the definition of "end of construction" and possible locations for a barrier. Mr. Blakney suggested two years or the sale of the 6th home, which ever comes first.

Ms. Rebecca Mann requested explanation of condition #3. Mr. Mabry stated that the applicant would provide cost estimates for road improvements to the County Engineer for review and approval. That amount would be placed in an escrow account for final improvements.

Chair Olson asked for clarification of when the road should be brought to Appendix G Standard. Mr. Blakney stated that the standard should be met after construction is completed so long as construction traffic would be prohibited. Chair Olson encouraged the current residents to form a road association with the applicant at this point as opposed to waiting for the lots to be sold and then dealing with 6 new families.

Mr. Steve Sorrano stated that he preferred the applicant utilize the Indian Ridge Road/CR 64 intersection because visibility is poor and the rate of speed is higher at the Indian Ridge Road/ CR 66 intersection.

Mr. Bob Scott agreed with Mr. Sorrano and further stated that the currently established portion of Indian Ridge Road be used for construction traffic and save the applicant some money. Mr. Scott also expressed concern regarding the blind turn at CR 66 and CR 15.

Ms. Nan Zimmerman requested explanation of Appendix G and asked that "addressing" be reviewed carefully because the existing addresses are inconsistent.

Mr. Ron Crego suggested Indian Ridge Road be left open for the entire length of the road.

Mr. Geist rebutted that he has already agreed to meet the recommendation of staff and noted that a publicly dedicated road can not be barricaded and that in his conversations with Mr. Miller, it is preferred that the road be left open all the way.

Commissioner Disney inquired about accident history and traffic counts on CR 15 and Mr. Mabry stated that one or two accidents had been discovered and the excessive speed is more of a concern.

Commissioner Rennels noted that the intersection of CR 64 and Indian Ridge Road is dangerous and suggested the applicant should wait to make improvements for one year. Commissioner Disney stated that if the proposal was a 60-lot subdivision, he might agree; but with six lots the traffic impact would be minimal and agreed with the recommendations of staff as proposed.

Mr. Mabry clarified that CR 64 and Indian Ridge Road are of concern to Larimer County Engineering due to sight restriction caused by the hill.

Much discussion continued regarding the placement of a barrier, road improvements and installation of utilities. Mr. Treu suggested the following condition: "Construction traffic shall be precluded from accessing lots 1 - 6 from County Road 64 for one year or until such time that utilities have been installed and road improvements have been complete from County Road 66 to the southerly portion of the of the applicant's property, which ever comes first". Mr. Treu stated that the development agreement may address escrowed dollars and road improvements.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Indian Ridge Estates Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1619 as amended and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Timm stated that item #4; which has been withdrawn, should be tabled to a date specific of December 4, 2000 at 3:00 p.m., in order to avoid readvertisment.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that Blue Spruce Drive Right-of-Way Vacation #00-S1656 be tabled to December 4, 2000 at 3:00 p.m..

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the hearing was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2000

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#669 & 670)

The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Chair Olson presided and Commissioners Disney and Rennels were present. Also present were Brian Treu, Assistant County Attorney; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; Deni La Rue, Community Information Officer; Russ Legg, Chief Planner; Ed Rutherford and Loren Schall, County Retirement Board Members; K-Lynn Cameron, Open Lands Manager; Chip Steiner, Fairgrounds and Events Coordinator; Dave Spencer, Director of Facilities and Chris Keiser, Fundraising Coordinator for the Fairgrounds and Events Center. Recording Clerk: Jean O'Connor.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board is available 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. for public comment.
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2000:
  3. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 30, 2000 as presented.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  4. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of November 13, 2000 as submitted.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as published on the consent agenda for November 7, 2000:

ACTION ITEMS: Request from the Human Resources Department to waive the personnel policy and allow Human Resources to fill the Payroll Technician I position with Gayle Anthony effective November 1, 2000.

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved: Good Deal Recycling; Hogestad; O'Brien; and Tyler Morris Woodworking.

AGREEMENTS:

A00-150 AGREEMENT AND NOTICE BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ALLISON ESTATES SUBDIVISION

A00-151 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS FOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES

A00-152 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY

A00-153 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICAN COLORADO BRANCH

A00-154 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DIAL-A-RIDE/CITY OF FORT COLLINS

A00-155 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE WOMEN'S CENTER

A00-156 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CATHOLIC CHARITIES NORTHER- RESPITE PROGRAM

A00-157 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LOVELAND MEALS ON WHEELS

A00-158 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RBNA HOME CARE SERVICES

C00-58 CONTRACT CHANGES LETTER AND EXTENSION BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS

R00-237s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RAVENCREST CHALET APPREAL OF PAVING PROVISIONS IN THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE

R00-238s RESOLUTION REGARDING RELEASE OF WARRANTY COLLATERAL FOR SOLAR RIDGE SUBDIVISION 3RD FILING

R00-239s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ARVIDSON EXTENDED FAMILY DWELLING

R00-240g RESOLUTION OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS APPROVING REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE CITIZEN REVIEW PANEL AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROCESS CONCERNING THE CONDUCT OF LARIMER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PERSONNEL IN PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE COLORADO CHILDREN'S CODE

R00-241g RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE/QUIT-CLAIM DEED FOR SALE AND CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE CONCERNING LOT 67, GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, 12TH FILING, PUD TO BENJAMIN H. AND PAMELA K. JAMES

MISCELLANEOUS: Public Trustees Third Quarter Report for 2000.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved Red Feather Liquors- 6%- Red Feather Lakes, CO; Mishawaka Inn- 6%- Bellvue, CO; Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #275- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; and Sundeck Restaurant- 6%- Estes Park, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. REQUEST FOR MATCHING FUNDS INCREASE FOR ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES

Mr. Rutherford stated that the Retirement Board previously proposed these matching funds, but was tabled awaiting the outcome of the Sheriff's Department request for a retirement plan. Mr. Schall noted that requested effective date is January 1, 2001 and will benefit all County employees as well as bring the County retirement plan in line with other municipalities along the front range. Mr. Lancaster stated this proposal was submitted 12 days after the 2001 budget was submitted and was not brought up during budget hearing. Mr. Lancaster continued that the Board should be aware that approval of this request means service proposed, previously approved, would need to be cut more than $529,000. Commissioner Disney asked if Mr. Keister had reviewed the request and noted no stamp of approval from Mr. Keister was on the paperwork. Chair Olson suggested the Retirement Board bring the proposal back next year as opposed to revising the submitted budget. Commissioner Rennels noted that if the Board were to consider this request, other requests would follow and the budget would not be approved on time. Consensus of the Board is to deny the request for matching funds increase for all County employees for the County Retirement Plan.

6. EAST MULBERRY FUNDING DOCUMENTATION:

Mr. Legg stated that during a worksession this past July, the Board agreed to participate in the East Mulberry Special Area Plan. Mr. Legg requested approval for the record to transfer funds to the City of Fort Collins not to exceed $40,000 for consulting services and $10,000 for operational funding from appropriated funds of the Planning Department's 1999 budget.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve transfer of funds to the City of Fort Collins to support the County participation in the East Mulberry Special Area Plan from the County Planning Department appropriated 1999 funds, which shall not exceed $40,000 for consulting services and $10,000 for operational funding.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SELECTION OF DESIGN BUILDING FIRM FOR THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING:

Mr. Spencer stated that the selection committee has unanimously recommended this project be awarded to Hensel Phelps/ Fentress Bradburn based on review criteria such as company background; vendor solution; project implementation description and fee proposal. The selection committee consisted of 15 members: 9 executive level County staff and 6 citizens from the community. Mr. Spencer stated that Mr. Lancaster abstained from voting on the recommendation because he was asked to facilitate the decision process. Mr. Spencer requested approval of the Hensel Phelps/Fentress Bradburn recommendation and authorization to enter into a negotiating agreement.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the selection of Hensel Phelps/Fentress Bradburn for the County Administration Building and authorize a negotiating agreement.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. SYLVAN DALE CONSERVATION EASEMENT LAND ACQUISITION RESOLUTION AND AGREEMENT

Ms. Cameron requested Board approval to accept a donation of a conservation easement from Sylvan Dale Ranch. Commissioner Disney asked in Open Lands would be absorbing the cost of monitoring the easement. Ms. Cameron replied in the affirmative and as well as survey and appraisal costs.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve entering into an agreement and acceptance of a donated conservation easement from Sylvan Dale Ranch.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A00-159 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND SYLVAN DALE RANCH REGARDING DONATED CONSERVATION EASEMENT

R00-242g RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT DONATED CONSERVATION EASEMENT FROM SYLVAN DALE RANCH

9. COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FAIRGROUNDS AND EVENTS CENTER PARTNERSHIP

Mr. Steiner requested Board approval to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with International Coliseum Company and reiterated that it is a "negotiating" agreement only and that the County can walk away at any time until such time a final agreement/contract is sign. Commissioner Disney suggested that Mr. Steiner keep the newly elected Board of Commissioners up to speed throughout this process.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Chair to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with International Coliseum Company.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Keiser noted that the first private donation to the Fairgrounds and Events Center has been received from the Dellenbach family in the amount of $75,000 and that several other potential contributors are in the "pipeline".

10. ADOPTION OF POLICY GOVERANCE RESOLUTION

Mr. Lancaster stated this policy has been developed over approximately the past six months and addresses how the County can be more efficient and effective while provided better customer service and accountability. Commissioner Disney stated the finished product is a real mile stone. Commissioner Rennels noted that it will provide guidance for a more efficient government and Chair Olson stated that the policy puts into words, the work of the Board, and should be of assistance to future new Boards.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Disney moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Policy Governance Resolution.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R00-243g RESOLUTION ADOPTING GOVERANCE POLICIES TO GUIDE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF IN PROVIDING EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTRATION OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO THE CITIZENS

  1. WORKSESSION: None
  2. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: None
  3. EXECUTIVE SESSION:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 10:15 a.m. for property negotiations.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 11:30 a.m.; no action was taken.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

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CHERYL OLSON, CHAIR LARIMER

COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

LARIMER COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER

S E A L

(A T T E S T)

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JEAN M. O'CONNOR, Clerk to the Board

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