PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, January 29, 2001

PUBLIC HEARING ON INDUCEMENT RESOLUTION FOR INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS

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The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:00 p.m. with Carol Block, Director of Finance; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were George Hass, County Attorney; Frank Lancaster, County Manager; and Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

Chair Rennels stated that application has been received from Genesis Innovations, LLC requesting the use of the County's 2001 Economic Development Revenue Bond allocation. Ms. Block explained the purpose of the private activity bonds and application procedures and noted that Genesis Innovations is requesting approval of an inducement resolution.

Mr. Dave Dwyer, bond council for the applicant, noted that the applicant is a manufacturing company and explained why the project meets the requirements of the economic development revenue bonds. Mr. Dwyer stated the applicant is requesting all of the County's approximately $1,995,000 allocation for 2001.

Mr. Terry Johnson, President of Genesis Innovations, stated that the company currently manufactures custom cabinetry and the bonds will be used to build an addition on the existing warehouse in order to expand the company into custom millwork and stone surfaces. Mr. Johnson stated that the expansion of the company is expected to double the workforce.

Commissioner Gibson asked what kind of impact from distribution trucks is expected and Mr. Gunther Prust stated low impact truck traffic in and out of the facility.

Mr. Steve Bell, financial advisor on behalf of Larimer County, stated that the bonds would have Larimer County's name on them but that there is no financial risk to the county for repayment of the bonds. The bonds, Mr. Bell continued, will be secured with a letter of credit provided from Bank One.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve and authorize the Chair to sign, a resolution setting forth the intention of Larimer County to issue Economic Development Revenue Bonds to Genesis Innovations, LLC Series 2001.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R01-18g RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SETTING FORTH THE INTENTION OF LARIMER COUNTY TO ISSUE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS SERIES 2001 TO GENESIS INNOVATIONS, LLC

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Neil Gluckman; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Linda Conners, Assistant County Attorney; George Hass, County Attorney; Kate Temblay, Director of Risk Management; Scott Weede, Occupational Health Specialist; Babette Cornell, Facilities Planner; Al Kadera, Planner II; Claudia DeLude, Code Enforcement Officer; Rich Grossman, Environmental Health Specialist; K-Lynn Cameron, Open Space Manager; Dale Miller, Director of Road and Bridge; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Development; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager; Ginny Riley, Director of Human Services; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board of County Commissioners is available to the public from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22, 2001:
  3. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 22, 2001 as presented.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  4. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of February 5, 2001 as presented.

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

  1. CONSENT AGENDA:
  2. M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as presented on the consent agenda for January 30, 2001:

    ABATEMENTS: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petition for abatement is approved Ark Associates.

    A01-24 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIOINERS AND INTERCHANGE BUSINESS PARK, LLC AND INTERCHANGE BUSINESS PARK OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS FOR INTERCHANGE BUSINESS PARK

    A01-25 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WILLIAM J AND JOAN CHAPMAN SMITH FOR BLUE SPRUCE DRIVE RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION

    A01-26 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND INTERSOLVE CONSULTING GROUP, INC FOR PEREGRINE SOFTWARE INPLEMENTATION FOR CALL CENTER

    R01-19s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WALDO CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT

    R01-20s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY IN THE HODGES MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, LOT 3

    R01-21s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REQUEST TO AMEND CONDITION 2 OF THE LAKE CANAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT

    R01-22z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW FOR ASHCROFT KENNELS

    R01-23z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF LOVELAND PIT SPECIAL REVIEW

    R01-24s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WOODMANSEE MINOR LAND DIVISION

    R01-25s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AYERIE MINOR SUBDIVISION

    MISCELLANEOUS: Meadowdale Hills 1st Filing, Lots 34-38 Amended Plat; Peterson Minor Land Development; Tracts D-1, D-2, and D-3 of the Amended Plat of Tract D, Crystal Lakes 11th Filing Planned Unit Development; Interchange Business Park Planned Unit Development Final Plat.

    LIQUOR LICENSES: The following license is approved Drink-N-Dawg- 6%- LaPorte, CO. The following license is issued A Hunt Club- 6%- Fort Collins, CO.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  3. FINAL APPROVAL OF WORKPLACE CUSTOMIZATION PROGRAM POLICY:
  4. Ms. Tremblay stated that this revised policy was made available for comment to employees and officials and that much consideration was given and implemented from comments received. Mr. Weede stated that Larimer County saved over $100,000 in the year 2000 in workers compensation claims since the County implemented ergonomic workstations and that the revised policy, although the County is not required, does meet new OSHA standards. Much discussion ensured regarding considerations given to specific situations.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Administrative Policy and Procedure 392.6A Workplace Customization Program as presented.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  5. BUCKEYE CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROJECT:
  6. Ms. Cameron requested Board approval to expend $28,000 in Open Space Tax dollars for the County's contribution in the purchase of three privately held conservation easements in the Buckeye area. Ms. Cameron stated the easements equal 494 acres collectively and that the project was initiated by the landowners. Mr. Alyssa Wade, Larimer Land Trust noted that the easements would protect agricultural lands, view sheds, natural resources and wildlife habitat.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendation of the Open Lands Advisory Board to allocate $28,000 from the Open Space Sales Tax for the Buckeye Conservation Project.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  7. REQUEST TO WAIVE PERSONNEL POLICY FOR EMPLOYEE IN THE ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT:
  8. Mr. Miller stated that Mr. Coleman has been on a workers compensation absence for an extended period of time and therefore unable to utilize his accrued vacation leave. In accordance with County Policy 612D, Mr. Miller continued, Mr. Coleman has forfeited 88 hours of vacation and is now requesting these 88 hours be reinstated to his account. Mr. Jacobs noted that this situation is rare and supports the request of Mr. Coleman and requested the Board waive County policy.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve waiving the provision of the Larimer County Personnel Policy Manual in order to permit the reinstatement of 88 hours of forfeited vacation leave to Mr. Coleman's vacation leave balance.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  9. RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING IMPOUND AND BOARDING FEES BY THE HUMAN SOCIETY:
  10. Mr. Gluckman requested Board approval for an increase in boarding fees from $8.00 to $10.00 and noted the fees have not been adjusted for several years. Mr. Gluckman noted that the County contracts with the Humane Society for these services.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution increasing the daily board fees, which are charged when animals are reclaimed by their owners from the Humane Society.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

    R01-26g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING IMPOUND AND BOARDING FEES CHARGED BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY FOR LARIMER COUNTY

  11. ADOPTION OF STATE DIVERSION PROGRAM FOR TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES (TANF):
  12. Ms. Riley stated that when welfare reform was initiated, Larimer County did not opt for participation in the State Diversion Program, which allows for more immediate short-term assistance. However, due to a limited need for such short-term assistance, Mr. Riley is requesting Board approval for a Larimer County Works Policy in accordance with the State program. Ms. Riley stated that the current process takes 4 - 6 weeks to complete before any assistance is allocated and that occasionally a qualified recipient would be back to work before any assistance is available. Ms. Riley noted that adoption of the new State Diversion Policy would provide a mechanism to assist families who are in need of short-term assistance and eligible for cash assistance under the Works program.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the addition of the Larimer County Works Policy as part of the required State Plan and allow the Department of Human Services to implement this policy upon this approval.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  13. WORK SESSION:
  14. Mr. Gluckman stated that last week he met with several local State Representatives regarding bills which would impact Larimer County or be of interest within the County. Mr. Gluckman stated that he would inform the Board when these bills will be discussed.

    11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: All the Commissioners mentioned their attendance of meetings last week at Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI). Commissioner Bender noted that funds would be allocated for management of the National Forests within Larimer County with respect to wildfire mitigation. Commissioner Bender also noted that the bill known as "The Colorado Growth Management Act", is under discussion regarding "Non-Urban Land Dedication" is also of concern.

  15. LEGAL MATTERS:

Executive Session:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session at 11:00 a.m. to discuss personnel matters.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive Session ended at 11:20 a.m. and the following action was taken:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners waive Larimer County Personnel Manual Sections 203, 208, 502, 508, and 505 to allow the transfer of an employee to the Human Services Department.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Mr. Kadera requested Board approval to move the text of the current Section 8.9- Supplementary Regulations of the Land Use Code to the end of Section 8.14- Design Standards since the text of Section 8.9 pertains to design standards. If the move is approved Mr. Kadera continued, the Index would be revised at the next printing. Mr. Kadera requested the text to now be contained in Section 8.9- Supplementary Regulations include those supplementary regulations contained in Intergovernmental Agreements such as those that apply to areas like Fossil Creek Reservoir. Consensus of the Board is to move text as suggested.

Zoning Violation: Ms. DeLude requested Board approval to bypass the public hearing process for Randy Dionne dba Workahaulics Zoning Violation and take the matter directly to the County Attorney. Ms. DeLude noted that this violation has been on going for several years and Mr. Dionne was notified at the last public hearing that if the violation continued or occurred in the future, the matter would be taken directly to the County Attorney. Mr. Grossman noted that the property is a health hazard to surrounding areas and noted that Mr. Dionne was notified in 1991 of the consequences of future violations.

Commissioner Gibson asked if staff has a file containing all notices sent to Mr. Dionne over the years pertaining to the violation and both Ms. DeLude and Mr. Grossman replied in the affirmative.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve bypassing the public hearing process and go directly to the County Attorney in the matter of Randy Dionne dba Workahaulics Zoning Violation.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. O'Connor informed the Board that a Report of the Public Works Director in the Matter of the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings has been received for property located at 3624 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins, CO 80524 and requested the Board approve a February 12, 2001, 3:00 p.m. Public Hearing in the Board of County Commissioner's Hearing Room regarding this matter.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners set a hearing date regarding the Report of the Public Works Director in the Matter of Abatement of Dangerous Buildings for February 12, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. in the Commissioner's Hearing Room, 200 West Oak, Fort Collins, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. O'Connor informed the Board that notice and petition has been received from the Town of Estes Park for the annexation of Dunraven Heights 1st Addition and Uplands @ Fish Creek Addition.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:35 a.m.

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD

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The Board of County Commissioner met with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Bender were present. Also present was Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

Mr. Timm informed the Board that the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the Loveland Urban Growth Area with the City of Loveland requires 6-month advance notice if it is not going to be renewed. Mr. Timm requested Board approval to notify the City of Loveland that this IGA will not be renewed and requested the Chair to sign such notice.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve and authorize the Chair to sign, notice to the City of Loveland that the IGA for the Loveland Urban Growth Area will not be renewed upon current expiration.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

CLERK AND RECORDER

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A T T E S T

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board