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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, May 29, 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 Jeannine Haag and Linda Connors, Assistant County Attorneys; Joni Friedman, Director of the Workforce Center; K-Lynn Cameron, Open Space Manager; Jerry White, Engineering; Tom Garton, Chief Building Official; Karlin Sedlacek, Building Supervisor; Melinda Keen, Commissioner's Office; Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Assistant; and Jean M. O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

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

2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 21, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners table approval of the minutes for the week of May 21, 2001.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 4, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of June 4, 2001 as amended.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as listed on the consent agenda for the week of May 29, 2001:

A01-72 AGREEMENT AND COVENANT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND LARRY W. AND ROSE M. BECKMAN REGARDING REMOVAL OF STRUCTURES IN RIGHT-OF-WAY

A01-73 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COLORADO YOUTH CORPS ASSOCIATION BY LARIMER COUNTY YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS

C01-28 CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PACIFICARE OF COLORADO

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following license was approved Sandy's Convenience Store- 3.2%- Loveland, CO. The following licenses were issued JJ's Lounge- 6%- Fort Collins, CO and Coach House Lounge- 6%- Loveland, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

5. REQUEST FOR PERSONNEL POLICY WAIVER: Ms. Friedman stated that the Workforce Center has both State and County personnel and that a State employee is retiring. For personal reasons, Ms. Friedman continued, this employee would like to work part time as a County employee. Ms. Friedman requested a waiver from county policy to hire this person for approximately 20 hours per week. This change saves money for the department and eliminates another state-funded position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of county policy and allow a State employee to transfer to a part time County position with the Workforce Center.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. APPROVAL OF KERBEL CONSERVATION EASEMENT: Mr. White requested Board approval to purchase an 83-acre conservation easement on the Kerbel agricultural land located in the Wellington/Fort Collins corridor. The entire site, Mr. White continued, is 103-acres and will be subdivided as follows 5-acres to include the Kerbel's existing home and outbuildings; 83-acres to be preserved farmland; and approximately 15-acres would be used as the future sewer site for the Town of Wellington. Mr. White stated current partners in this project are the Town of Wellington, the property owner and the County Open Lands Program, and noted that the City of Fort Collins has expressed interest in participating. Ms. Cameron stated that if negotiations with the City came to fruition, the County's contribution would decrease.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the purchase of an 83-acre conservation easement on the Kerbel agricultural land in the Wellington/Fort Collins corridor.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R01-75g RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT ON THE 83-ACRE KERBEL AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE WELLINGTON/FORT COLLINS CORRIDOR

7. DISCUSSION OF ADDRESSING OF SUBDIVISIONS OFF COUNTY ROADS: Chair Rennels stated that she was not present for a previous discussion on this topic and requested a brief update. Mr. Garton stated the issue of addressing off county roads is a result of 35-acre subdivisions selling additional lots and/or further subdividing of a 35-acre parcel and that staff is running out of numbers for addresses. Emergency response vehicles, Mr. Garton continued, are also having trouble figuring out where an address is located within these subdivisions. Mr. Garton stated that as a result of the last discussion, he met with homeowner associations in three neighborhoods, and only one was receptive to naming their internal streets and changing their addresses. Chair Rennels noted that changing existing subdivisions or 35-acre subdivisions, which are mostly sold out could cause a bigger problem and Mr. Garton concurred.

Mr. Garton suggested a work session with LETA; Fire Department and staff to discuss possible additional options and the Board concurred.

8. APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Ms. Keen noted the following citizens have been appointed or re-appointed to the following Boards and Commissions and the terms. Community Corrections Advisory Board- Jennifer Rehder- May 29, 2001 - June 30, 2002. Environmental Advisory Board- Brett Bruyere, Adrian Farmer and M. Kathleen Kilkelly- all Ju1y 1, 2001 - June 30, 2004. Open Lands Advisory Board- Wendell Amos, Mark De Gregorio, Duane Pond, and Nancy Wallace- all July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2004. Planning Commission- Roger Morgan, Duane Pond and George Wallace- all July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2004.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Board and Commission appointments and re-appointments as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. WORK SESSION: Discussion ensued regarding public notification of appointments to Boards and Commissions and Ms. La Rue suggested the Chair read appointments prior to Land Use Hearings as well as notification on the County web site.

10. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Bender noted that he participated in an Open Lands tour and attended a meeting at the Blue Mountain Bison Ranch. Commissioner Bender also participated in Memorial Day ceremonies at Grandview Cemetery and the American Legion post in LaPorte, at which a stamp was unveiled in honor of the veterans. Commissioner Bender also attended the Sierra Club meeting regarding the burning of tires.

Chair Rennels noted that the Board held County Seat for a Day in Timnath at which the Homestead Exemption was discussed. The Board also attended a Health meeting where the focus was fluoridation. Chair Rennels noted her attendance at a realtors breakfast meeting and discussed growth issues.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS

EXECUTIVE SESSION

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session at 10:55 a.m. for settlement discussions.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive session ended at 11:15 a.m.; no action was taken.

LAND USE HEARING

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Larry Timm, Director of Planning; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Matt Lafferty, Planner II; Claudia DeLude, Code Enforcement Officer; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

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

1. AMENDED PLAT OF MYCAMP SUBDIVISION: NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6 - TOWNSHIP 8 NORTH - RANGE 70 WEST; MORE SPECIFICALLY THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED ON THE EASE SIDE OF HIGHWAY 14 IN THE POUDRE CANYON, APPROXIMATELY 7.5 MILES WEST OF HIGHWAY 287.

This is a request for an Amended Plat of to combine Lots 2-6 of Block C within the Mycamp Subdivision into three lots. Staff findings include 1. The proposed amended plat is in compliance with the Larimer County Master Plan and the Larimer County Land Use Code; 2. The amended plat is compatible with other development in the surrounding area; 3. Approval of the amended plat will not result in any significant impacts to neighboring properties, the natural environment, or the provision of services and infrastructure; 4. Property values in the surrounding area would not be adversely affected by the amended plat. Staff recommendation is approval of the Amended Plat for Lots 2-6 of Block C of the Mycamp Subdivision.

2. FORT FUN MINOR LAND DIVISION: N 1/2 OF 18-07-68; LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HIGHWAY 14 (MULBERRY ROAD) APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE EAST OF TIMBERLINE ROAD.

This is a request for a Minor Land Division to adjust the boundary between two legal lots and create a third lot, which was purchased by the City of Fort Collins for open space along the Poudre River. Staff findings include 1. The Fort Fun MLD is consistent with the review criteria and standards of Section 5.4 (Minor Land Division) of the Larimer County Land Use Code; 2. The Fort Fun MLD is not part of a previously recorded subdivision, exemption or Minor Residential Development; 3.The lots within the Fort Fun MLD will meet the minimum lots size requirements of the C (Commercial) Zoning district in which it is located; 4. The parcels created will meet the minimum access standards of the County Engineering Department; 5. The Fort Fun MLD will not result in any negative impacts to surrounding properties or uses. Staff recommendation is approval of the Fort Fun MLD (#01-S1764) subject to the following condition: Prior to the recordation of the MLD Plat the applicant shall address the Engineering Comments from Dale Greer in the referral letter dated April 6, 2001.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Mycamp Subdivision Lots 2-6 Block C Amended Plat #01-S1763; and Fort Fun Minor Land Division #01-S1764 as outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. DeLude requested item #3 Denman Zoning Violation be removed from the agenda since the property owner is willing to work with staff to correct the violations.

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:10 p.m.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COUNTY 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

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