PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, February 12, 2001

LAND USE MEETING

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Gibson was present. Also present were Ed Woodward, Engineering Technician; Jim Reidhead, Director of the Rural Land Use Center; Candace Phippen, Code Enforcement Officer; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Traci Downs, Civil Engineer; and Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

Chair Rennels stated that item #1 STORRS APPEAL - 00-G0019 has been removed from the agenda and that the following items are consent and will not be discussed unless requested by the Board or members of the audience.

Mr. Wayne Arndt requested item #5 Ristvue Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1644 be removed from consent for discussion. Mr. Don LeFever requested item #6 Kerns Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1718 be removed and Mr. Ken Ludwick requested clarification on item #4 Olander Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1600.

2. CH2M HILL/PLEASANT VALLEY PIPELINE: SW 1/4 SEC 14, T8N, R70W

This is a request by Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District to install a pipeline from the Ft. Collins Water Treatment Facility on West LaPorte Ave. to the Munroe Canal North of Highway 14, west of Teds Place. It will cross the Poudre River just west of Teds Place. Staff finding is that all review criteria in Section 4.2.2 of the Land Use Code have been met. Staff recommendation is approval of the CH2M Hill/Pleasant Valley Pipeline Floodplain Special Review crossing of the Poudre River.

3. TRAILS AT VISTA BONITA RELEASE OF COLLATERAL/ ESTABLISHING WARRANTY COLLATERAL: 10-07-68; NORTH OF HWY. 14 AT CAMINO DEL MUNDO NORTH OF THE VISTA BONITA, 1/2 MILE EAST OF I-25

This is a request for release of collateral pursuant to the Development agreement for public improvements. Staff recommendation is approval for the release of the collateral in the amount $1,035,000.00 for the public improvements for the Trails at Vista Bonita Planned Unit Development and approve and execute a warranty collateral agreement that retains 15% warranty collateral for two years.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the CH2M Hill Flood Plain Special Review and Trails @ Vista Bonita Release of Collateral #99-S1410 as presented by staff.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

  1. OLANDER REVISED PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN - 00-S1600: 32 & 33-05-68; GENERALLY LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF STATE HIGHWAY 60, 2.5 MILES WEST OF INTERSTATE 25.

This is a request to revise the Olander Preliminary Rural Land Plan previously approved on July 17, 2000. The request is to designate an existing dwelling as an accessory dwelling as defined by the Larimer County Land Use Code and to move the location of an approved single-family residential lot from the eastern tract to the western tract. The proposal remains to divide 140 acres in to 5 single-family home sites (plus an accessory dwelling) ranging in size from 5 to 10 acres each (for a total of roughly 30 acres) and approximately 110 acres of private residual land, protected by a 40-year covenant, in accordance with the Rural Land Use Process. Staff findings are that the applicant originally planned to legally separate the existing farm houses on the eastern 60-acre parcel putting each on an individual lot: one on a residual land lot and one (the house proposed as an accessory dwelling) on a 5-acre residential lot. Upon investigating the feasibility of separating the utilities and attempting to separate the existing farm buildings on to different lots, etc., Mr. Olander came to the conclusion that this plan was unworkable and the farmstead should function as it always has-an integrated farm headquarters with a primary and accessory dwelling for farm help. The Olander family plans to farm the residual land as they have in the past and is seeking permission to reconfigure their project to allow this change.

This proposal is consistent with the policies of Section 5.8-Rural Land Use Process of the Larimer County Land Use Code. This revised plan basically remains the same with the addition of one farmstead accessory dwelling. The basic design will look the same as with the previously approved plan. All conditions listed in the Findings and Resolution dated July 17, 2000 will remain in force. Staff recommendation is to approve the Olander Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan with all conditions in the Findings and Resolution recorded on September 13, 2000, at Reception # 2000063134 remaining in force.

Mr. Ludwick, an adjacent property owner, requested clarification regarding the proposed revisions. Mr. Reidhead stated that the original approval was was to create separate legal lots under each of the two existing homes on the western 60-acre parcel. There will be no additional residences on this parcel; however, the second home will be considered an accessory dwelling as allowed under the Rural Land Use Process. Both the existing homes and accessory buildings will be located within a building envelope and will be tied to residual Lot B. An additional single faimly residential lot will be located on the western 80-acre tract. The originally approved number of residential lots, Mr. Reidhead continued, remains the same. Mr. Ludwick thanked Mr. Reidhead and stated he had no other concerns.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Olander Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1600 as presented.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

5. RISTVUE REVISED PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN32-08-70; GENERALLY LOCATED 4 1/2 MILES WEST OF BELLVUE ALONG COUNTY ROAD 52E (RIST CANYON ROAD) AND ROUGHLY 1/2 MILE UP THE DAVIS RANCH ROAD.

This is a request to revise the preliminary approval of the Ristvue Rural Land Plan by changing the protection of the residual land to a 40-year covenant instead of a perpetual conservation easement. Staff findings are that the proposal remains consistent with the policies of Section 5.8-Rural Land Use Process of the Larimer County Land Use Code.

As Director of the Rural Land Use Center, I believe that I did not clearly explain to the applicant the differences between a perpetual conservation easement and a 40-year protective covenant. A review of the October 16, 2000, public hearing records show that there was confusion at that time concerning this issue. Upon further discussion, the applicant wishes to make this change since the Rural Land Use Process allows for protection of the residual land by either covenant for a minimum of 40 years or perpetual conservation easement. Staff recommendation is approval of the Ristvue Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan with all the remaining conditions of approval from the October 16, 2000, hearing remaining in force.

Mr. Reidhead stated that due to a misunderstanding in terminology, the applicant is requesting a 40-year covenant on the residual land instead of the previously approved perpetual conservation easement.

Mr. Arndt, area resident, stated that during the previous hearing, he specifically questioned the term "perpetuity" and clarified that the term meant the applicant would never develop the residual land and the applicant clearly stated that he agreed to an easement in perpetuity. Mr. Arndt further stated that if this Board reverses the previous Board's decision to place a perpetual conservation easement on the residual land it would set a precedent for all developers.

Mr. Robert Schneider asked if the residual land could be developed after the 40-year covenant period and Mr. Reidhead replied in the affirmative and noted that the Board of County Commissioners would have a public hearing regarding any furhter development of the land. Mr. Schneider stated that he opposes the proposed change.

Mr. Tom Holtzer stated that during the original hearing, it was made very clear that the residual land would have a conservation easement in perpetuity and opposes the change to 40-years.

Mr. Eldor Paul, the applicant stated that he regrets the confusion and lack of understanding of the terms "conservation easement" and "covenant" and noted that a covenant is a better land use tool for the residual land at this time.

Mr. Reidhead explained that a "conservation easement" is a covenant, however a covenant is not necessarily an easement. The period of time involved is the operative term. Mr. Paul clarified that a conservation easement involves a third party and that that is a concern to him.

Ms. Irene Holtzer asked if there are any provisions to change a 40-year covenant during the 40-years and Mr. Reidhead said no and that a covenant runs with the land and would survive if the property were sold.

Chair Rennels noted that she could recall discussing this issue at the original hearing but not in detail and noted that Commissioner Gibson was not a Commissioner at that time. Chair Rennels suggested the Commissioners review the video of the original hearing prior to making a decision.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the Ristvue Revised Preliminary Rural Land Plan to March 12, 2001 at 3:00 p.m.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

6. KERNS PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN - 00-S1718: 16-08-68; GENERALLY LOCATED THREE MILES SOUTH OF WELLINGTON ON COUNTY ROAD 9, APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES NORTH OF THE BUDWEISER PLANT.

This is a request to divide 148 acres into eight (8) single-family home sites ranging in size from 2 1/2 to 3 acres for a total of roughly 23 acres and approximately 125 acres of private residual land (open space). The 125-acre residual land parcel (private open space) will be protected from further development by covenants for a minimum of 40 years, as required under the RLUP. 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. Support for the Kerns 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; 3. Careful location of residences; 4. The plan is generally compatible with the existing neighboring land uses; 5. Ability of residual land to serve as a buffer between Wellington and Fort Collins.

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 FA-Farming and 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 that this is an appropriate project.

The site-based incentives (4 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. Protective covenant on residual land; 2. Preservation of open space and existing elk ranch; 3. Continuation of adjudicated well water use for ag purposes; 4. Homeowners protective covenants with architectural controls; 5. Transportation Capital Expansion fees received from the project; 6. School and park fees received from the project; 7. Fewer residences than likely allowed through subdivision process, particularly because of the FA-Farming zoning classification on a portion of the land; 8. Ability to influence design of project, as compared to use-by-right division of property into 35-acre parcels. Staff recommendation is approval of the Kerns Preliminary Rural Land Plan with 8 home sites (density bonus of 100%) and approximately 125 acres of residual land protected by a 40-year covenant. The following contingencies must be met prior to approval of final plat by the Board of County Commissioners: 1. 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 be dedicated and conveyed for public use; 2. Public water shall be provided for this project. A letter of commitment from East Larimer County Water District 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; 3. Lot sizes in the 7-unit cluster must be a minimum of 2 1/2 to 3 acres in size; 4. 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; 5. Homeowners' covenants, including architectural controls, and provisions for internal road maintenance, must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final plat approval; 6. The final development agreement must be reviewed and approved by the County Attorney prior to final plat approval; 7. A building envelope shall be located on at least Lot 1; 8. 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) Passive radon mitigation measures shall be included in construction of residential structures on these lots. 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 Building Department. As an alternative, a builder may present a prepaid receipt from 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; c) Engineered footings and foundations are required for new residential construction; d) Lot owners should be advised that there is a potential for nuisance conflicts from wildlife (such as skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, prairie dogs and snakes). The Colorado Division of Wildlife can provide information to property owners about how to handle these situations, but lot owners are responsible for addressing wildlife conflicts if they arise; e) During certain times of the year mosquitoes may present a significant nuisance. Larimer County does not have a mosquito abatement program. Any mosquito abatement activity will be the responsibility of the homeowner; such activity must be according to applicable Federal, State and local rules and regulations; f) Prairie dog colonies exist in the general area; prairie dogs can be a nuisance if they migrate to developed residential property. At times these animals are implicated in the transmission of plague to people or their pets. It is important for residents to observe animal control requirements for dogs and cats; g) Agricultural operations and farming practices on adjacent properties can produce odors, noise and dust. These are a normal part of agriculture and should be expected to occur. In addition, plowing, planting, cultivating, spraying, harvesting, and various livestock operations may be carried out at all times including nighttime; h) If livestock will be kept on these lots, it will be important to carefully manage grazing in order to maintain grass cover in the pasture. Overgrazing will produce bare ground, weeds, erosion and polluted runoff. Management of these lots should be coordinated with drainage and erosion control issues, siting of sanitation systems, fencing and feeding; i) Larimer County has adopted a Right to Farm Resolution; j) 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; k) Some or all lots in this development include building envelopes. All structures must be located within these Larimer County approved building envelopes, as shown on the approved subdivision plat. Prior to the approval of the footing and foundation inspection, the owner/applicant for a building permit will be required to demonstrate that the structure(s) is located within the building envelope. This shall be accomplished by a written certification by a Colorado Licensed Surveyor (form available from the Larimer County Planning Department). If the structure requires a county Setback and Use Permit rather than a building permit, this surveyor's certification is also required; l) Larimer County shall not maintain roads or streets in this development. Maintenance of the streets shall be the responsibility of the property owners. Failure to maintain streets may result in a lien being placed on these lots; m) 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; n) 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.

Mr. Don LeFever, adjacent property owner, stated that he bought his property 11/2 years ago to get away from development and to have the ability to farm. Mr. LeFever noted that he opposes the proposed 7 dwellings adjacent to his property, that they would impair his viewshed and expressed concern as to how the residual land would be accessed.

Ms. Dorothy LeFever stated that the area is rural and in agriculture and noted that when the previously approved subdivision was vacated, the higher zoning that was approved at the time should also have been vacated also.

Mr. Kerns stated that the LeFevers' did not live in the area when the subdivision was approved and that it was never vacated. Mr. Kerns stated that the proposed homes would not impair views. Chair Rennels asked how the residual land would be accessed and Mr. Kerns stated that an access exists adjacent to the ditch and that another is off County Road 58.

Commissioner Gibson asked if a covenant were placed on the residual land and sometime during the 40-year term, a municipality annexed the property, could that municipality negate the covenant. Ms. Haag stated that the covenant runs with the land and that a municipality does not have the right to change an existing agreement (covenant).

Commissioner Gibson asked if there is sufficient water to meet hydrant specifications and Mr. Reidhead replied that he believes so and noted that if not, the fire department requires the homes be sprinklered. Commissioner Gibson asked who would inspect the homes in the future to see if the sprinkler systems are active. Ms. Phippen stated that the initial inspection would be by the fire department and they would "signoff" of the building permit prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Kerns Preliminary Rural Land Plan #00-S1718 as presented and outlined above.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS: 3624 E. MULBERRY, FORT COLLINS, CO. PARCEL NO. 87094-00-003

This is a request to approve the Report of Costs of Public Works Director. Staff recommendation is to approve the costs contained in the report of the Public Works Director, order that the costs be assessed against the property and cause the same to be recorded on the assessment roll.

Ms. Phippen stated that Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) required the building be boarded up after a fire at the site pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings. Under the Abatement Code, proper notice was given to the property owner and lien holders of record to board up the subject buildings. Since neither party took action, Ms. Phippen stated that Larimer County boarded up the building and this process is to recover the cost of doing so.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Report of the Public Works Director and authorize the Chair to sign an Order and Assessment for a lien in the amount of $1,024.45 to be assessed against the property located at 3624 E Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, CO.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Kathy Snell, Director of Health and Human Services; Ann Watson, Supervisor of Health Education; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; Matt Lafferty, Planner II; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Deni La Rue, Community Information Officer; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

1. PUBLIC COMMENT: The Board is available for public comment from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30.

  1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2001:

M O T I O N

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

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19, 2000:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of February 19, 2001 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. CONSENT AGENDA

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 February 13, 2001:

A01-29 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NORTHERN COLORADO FOR WASTE HAULING FROM THE RED FEATHER LAKES TRANSFER STATION

A01-30 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND S & S SANITATION FOR WASTE HAULING FROM BERTHOUD TRANSFER STATION

A01-31 LICENSE AND EXCHANGE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LARIMER EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY FOR GEOGRAPHIC DATA

C01-06 GRANT RECIPIENT'S RELEASE TO CONTRACT #C99-0062 BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY WORKFORCE CENTER AND THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

C01-07 GRANT RECIPIENT'S RELEASE TO CONTRACT #C99-0024 BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY WORKFORCE CENTER AND THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

D01-04 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY BY CLEMENT M AND PRUDENCE McNANEY (PN-232)

D01-05 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY BY HUB P AND ROXANNE ULRICH

R01-41g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY APPOINTED OFFICIAL CHRISTOPHER CESSNA

MISCELLANEOUS: Crystal Lakes 5th Filing, Lots 37 & 38 Amended Plat

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. UPDATE ON ABC STORAGE:

Mr. Burns provided an update on ABC Storage and stated that a meeting involving all parties will be scheduled when the property owner returns from vacation. Mr. Burns further noted that Engineering will take the lead regarding the drainage issues and keep Planning informed.

6. SENATE BILL 01-170:

Ms. Snell informed the Board that SB 170 has been introduced and requested the Board oppose the bill. Ms. Snell stated the bill concerns authorization for the State to sell a portion of the State's right to receive tobacco settlement funds in the future for the purpose of obtaining a single cash payment that can be used to help fund transportation. Ms. Snell further noted that support for the bill is due to a belief that in the future, less people will smoke and therefore a decrease in settlement dollars. Ms. Watson stated that the tobacco dollars are the funding source for prevention education. Ms. Snell requested the Board oppose the bill for two reasons 1. Don't believe smoking will decrease in the future and 2. Health money should not be used for transportation. Ms. Snell stated that SB 170 violated the intent of the original Tobacco Settlement Agreement.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners oppose SB 170.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. CONSTRUCTION PERMIT AND ASSOCIATED FEES RESOLUTION:

Mr. Peterson stated that the Development Construction Permit program will be applicable to new development activities in Larimer County and a permit would be obtained prior to initiating site work and installation of the infrastructure on a new development. Fees generated from the permit, Mr. Peterson continued, would fund a construction inspector position within the Engineering Department. The inspector will observe construction practices such as utility trench compaction, placement of storm drainage pipelines and subgrade characteristics such as compaction and layer thickness prior to construction. Mr. Peterson stated that notices of the Development Construction Permit Program were sent to contractors, builders and developers and no response was received. Additionally, Mr. Peterson stated that an open house was held and two citizens attended. Much discussion ensued regarding the County's liability if the contractor/developer does not meet standards.

Mr. Lancaster stated that in the past when infrastructure failed, staff suggested that an Improvement District be formed to provide a taxing mechanism to raise the money to cover the cost of the repairs; but in no way does Larimer County have any liability.

Commissioner Gibson inquired as to the necessary staff to cover all the inspections and Mr. Peterson stated that the proposed fees are to fund the cost of an inspector and if there is justification for another inspector, it is anticipated that the fees will cover that position also.

Commissioner Bender asked if this permit would be similar to getting a building permit i.e. call for an inspection prior to moving forward. Mr. Peterson said no and stated that if the inspector can not make it to a site, the developer can move forward, and that the inspection just won't be performed.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution adopting the Construction Permits and associated fees.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R01-42g RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION PERMIT PROGRAM AND ASSOCIATED FEES

  1. WORK SESSION:
  2. Mr. Lancaster stated that the position for a Director of Parks and Open Lands is currently being advertised and noted that in the past, this position included overseeing the Fairgrounds and Events Center. Mr. Lancaster stated that the Public Works Director will now oversee the Fairgrounds and Events Center and that in the future, the Center may be included under the Facilities Director. The Board of County Commissioners concurred.

    Mr. Lancaster inquired as to the Board's opinion regarding the listing of meetings of individual Board members on the Board's schedule each week. Consensus of the Board is to continue listing meetings on the schedule as it has been done in the past.

    Mr. Lancaster stated that the joint meeting with Weld County officials is next week and asked if the Board had any agenda topics. Mr. Lancaster noted that two current topics are The 34 Corridor Plan and the Northern Colorado Council of Government formation. Commissioner Gibson suggested a briefing on their open space plans and the possibility of coordinating efforts. Commissioner Bender suggested long term transportation plans be discussed. Chair Rennels requested Mr. Steiner attend and provide an update on the Fairgrounds and Events Center.

    Mr. Lancaster informed the Board that a request has been received from District Court asking the Board's support of a Drug Court Enhancement Grant. The grant stresses treatment/intervention of young drug users.

    M O T I O N

    Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners sign a letter of support for the Drug Court Enhancement Grant to the District Court.

    Motion carried 3 - 0.

  3. COMMISSIONER REPORTS:

Commissioner Bender noted that he attended the Daughters of the American Revolution event in Loveland and that it was very interesting; and that he also attended the Poudre/ Fort Collins Liaison meeting this morning. Commissioner Bender stated that he testified in support of 1225, a Growth Management Bill.

Commissioner Gibson stated that he attended the dedication of the Detention Center yesterday and that Chair Rennels represented the Board well. He also noted that his meeting with citizens in Berthoud was a success. Commissioner Gibson asked staff to research what it costs Boulder County for their open space program.

Chair Rennels also noted the dedication of the Detention Center went well and suggested key staff be recognized for the work in making a success of the design of the center.

10. LEGAL MATTERS: None

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

CLERK AND RECORDER

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Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board