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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, October 1, 2001

LAND USE HEARING

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Karin Knauf, Planner I; Sean Wheeler and Carol Evans, Planners II; Roxann Hayes, Senior Civil Engineer; Doug Ryan, Environmental Planner; Dave Ayraud, Assistant County Attorney, and Jean O'Connor, Recording Clerk.

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

Ms. Evans clarified that the map showing proposed street names for Little Twins Hills Street Name request incorrectly lists a road as "Little Twins Road". The staff recommendation, Ms. Evans continued, correctly names the road "Great Twins Road".

  1. GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS LOTS 42, 43 &104 AMENDED PLAT AND EASEMENT VACATION: NW 1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP 9, RANGE 72 WEST; IN THE GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS SUBDIVISION, 954 TURKEY ROOST DRIVE

This is a request for an amended plat to combine lots 42, 43 & 104 and to vacate the utility easements on the boundaries separating the existing lots. Staff recommendation is approval of the proposed Glacier View Meadows Lots 42, 43 &104 Amended Plat and Easement Vacation with the following conditions 1. The applicant shall comply with the Engineering Department requirements as noted in the memo of 8/23/01 from Dale V. Greer, Professional Land Surveyor; 2. All conditions shall be met and the Final Plat recorded by April 1, 2002 or this approval shall be null and void.

2. NATURE ESTATES SUBDIVISION, REZONING AND PRELIMINARY PLAT, ALONG WITH AN APPEAL TO SECTION 8.2.8 (WETLAND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS: BUFFERS) OF THE LAND USE CODE: 17 & 20-05-68: BETWEEN LOVELAND AND I-25, ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE T-INTERSECTION OF COUNTY ROAD #9E AND COUNTY ROAD #20 (EAST 1ST STREET).

This is a request for 1. Preliminary Plat to divide 27.74 acres into four residential lots and one open space common area; approval to rezone the property from I-Industrial to FA-Farming; 2. An appeal to Section 8.2.8 (Wetland Development Standards, Buffers of the Land Use Code) to include wetland areas on a single lot rather then in the Common Area. Staff recommendation is 1. Approval of the appeal to the Section 8.2.8 Wetland Development Standard for buffering, to allow for the wetlands to be located on Lot 1 within the Nature Estates Subdivision; 2. Approval for the Nature Estates Subdivision Preliminary Plat and Rezoning from I-Industrial to FA-Farming, subject to the following conditions a) The Final Plat of the Nature Estates Subdivision shall be consistent with the information contained in the file, #00-S1717 or as modified by conditions of approval; b) The applicant shall provide a Letter of Commitment form the Little Thompson Water District to serve the project; c) The applicant shall provide an approved Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, before recording the final plat. The revised Flood Plain analysis must be attached to the CLOMR; d) The applicant shall comply with the requirements of the Loveland Fire Protection Bureau and the standards provided in Section 8.1.4 of the Land Use Code for rural fire protection; e) The following fees shall be collected at building permit issuance for new single family dwellings: Transportation Capital Expansion Fee, Thompson R2-J School fees, the Loveland Drainage Basin Fee, Park Fees (in Lieu of Land Dedication); f) The applicant must also contact Engineering to obtain a Development Construction Permit; g) The applicant shall provide a Development Agreement and Disclosure Notice for approval by the County as a part of the Final Plat. These documents shall be recorded with the Final Plat, and shall provide notice to all future lot owners of the conditions of approval and special costs or fees associated with the approval of this project. They must also include a notice that soil testing is required at building permit for all Lots to determine the specific type of septic system required; h) The applicant shall modify the building envelope on Lot 1 to ensure that no wetland areas fall within its boundaries. The Final Plat should also show areas for the placement of septic systems within the building envelopes on all lots. Any wetland areas that may be affected by the building envelope must be included in the wetland mitigation plan approved by the Army Corp of Engineers; i) The applicant will provide a plan for landscape buffering between the site and the existing quarry operation; j) For areas adjacent to the wetlands on Lot 1, landscaping plants used must be as noted on the Larimer County Plant List for riparian areas on the front range.

3. LITTLE TWINS HILLS STREET NAME REQUEST: 6 AND N 1/2 7-11-70; 35+ ACRE DEVELOPMENT LOCATED NORTHWEST OF COUNTY ROAD 37 AND EAST OF US HIGHWAY 287

This is a request to name roads in a 35+ acre development. Staff recommendation is approval of the proposed street names Great Twins Road, Line Camp Drive and Chuckwagon Lane.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing Lots 42, 43 and 104 Amended Plat/ Easement Vacation #01-S1832; Nature Estates Subdivision and Rezoning Preliminary Plat #00-S1717; and Little Twins Hills Street Name Changes #01-S1818 as presented and outlined above.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#99 & 100)

The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager; Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Bender and Gibson were present. Also present were Diane Hutcheson, Office on Aging; Captain Bill Nelson, Sheriff's Department; Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; Dave Spencer, Facilities Manager; Ralph Jacobs, Director of Human Resources; Patsi Maroney, Human Resources; Carol Block, Director of Finance; Donna Hart, Commissioner's Administrative Manager; Deni La Rue, Community Information Officer; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of September 24, 2001 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2001:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of October 8, 2001 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

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

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

Commissioner Gibson requested item #8, regarding the Fort Collins Soccer Club, be removed for discussion/clarification.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as presented on the consent agenda for October 2, 2001:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved Key Bank of Colorado and Prudential Team Realty.

R01-167s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CARLSON MINOR LAND DIVISION

R01-168s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE DAY MINOR LAND DIVISION

R01-169s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE IRIS HILL CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT

R01-170s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE OWENS MINOR LAND DIVISION

R01-171z SPECIAL REVIEW FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF CLEAR CHANNEL OF NORTHERN COLORADO

R01-172s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING STREET NAMES IN CASTLE BROOK SUBDIVISION

R01-173s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING STREET NAMES FOR SOAPSTONE RANCH

R01-174s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RAINBOW LAKE ESTATES CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT

R01-175s RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE SECTION 5.8- RURAL LAND USE PROCESS

MISCELLANEOUS: James Day Minor Land Division and Soldier Canyon Estates 1st Filing Lots 1 & 2 Amended Plat.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved Al's Canyon Grill- 6%- Loveland, CO Renewal and Change of Name; American Legion George Beach Post #4- 6%- Fort Collins, CO. The following licenses were approved Castillon's Lounge- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; Forks General Store- 2.3% and 6%- Livermore, CO.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Commissioner Gibson stated that complaints have been received from area residents of the Soccer Club regarding dust and traffic and asked if staff could address the issue. Mr. Helmick stated that within the conditions of approval, the soccer club could be required to spray the road with water if excessive dust is a direct result of traffic from patrons of the club. Commissioner Bender agreed that complaints had been received and requested staff contact the applicant. Mr. Helmick stated that he would work with engineering staff to resolve the issue.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Findings and Resolution for Fort Collins Soccer Club as presented on the consent agenda for October 2, 2001.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R01-176z FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING MODIFICATION TO THE FORT COLLINS SOCCER CLUB SPECIAL REVIEW

5. PROCLAMATION FOR NATIONAL 4-H WEEK: Mr. Gary Small requested the Board proclaim the week of October 7-13, 2001 as Larimer County 4-H Week. Ms. Becca Lasich and Mr. Seth Fender, 4-H members spoke of their experiences in 4-H and that participation has taught them leadership skills, self-confidence, moral values as well as unforgettable friendships. Commissioner Gibson asked if 4-H members have provided input for the new fairgrounds and events center and Ms. Lasich stated that Mr. Spencer has solicited input from the 4-H members regarding the exhibit buildings. Chair Rennels read the proclamation for the record.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of October 7-13, 2001 as Larimer County 4-H Week.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

6. PROCLAMATION FOR RESIDENTS' RIGHTS WEEK: Ms. Hutcheson stated that 25 - 40% of the County's long term care residents have no support or family and that the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 guarantees these residents their rights in order to promote and maintain their dignity and autonomy. Commissioner Bender read the proclamation for the record.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the week of October 7- 13 as Residents' Rights Week.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners recess Administrative Matters at 10:10 a.m.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

7. PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE TESTIMONY FOR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT:

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT

Mr. Lancaster clarified that federal guidelines for this grant requires the Board to take public comment. Captain Nelson stated that the County has been awarded $35,641 from the Department of Justice, and that negotiations with the City of Fort Collins for services such as incarceration, have resulted in an additional $15,000 and that the funds would be used for additional equipment for patrol officers. Captain Nelson noted that grant guidelines require 10% in matching funds, which the Sheriff has budgeted.

At this time the hearing was opened for public comment and Chair Rennels noted that there is no public present.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners close the public hearing.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners reconvene Administrative Matters.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. REQUEST FROM THE CITY OF LOVELAND TO WAIVE REQUIREMENT FOR AN ANNEXATION IMPACT REPORT: Mr. Helmick stated that the City is requesting a waiver for the site to be used as the County Courts/City Police Building and recommended the report requirement be waived.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request to waive the requirement for an Annexation Impact Report from the City of Loveland and to forward a letter notifying the City of said waiver.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. HEALTH INSURANCE RENEWAL FOR 2002: Mr. Jacobs stated that several options were presented to the Employee Insurance Committee regarding insurance premiums for 2002. Negotiations with PacifiCare, Mr. Jacobs continued, has resulted in an increase in co-payments and an 11.6% increase in premiums )as oppose to the proposed 30% increase).

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Health Insurance Renewal plan for 2002 as recommended by the Committee and staff.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

10. REQUEST FOR LETTER CONCERNING PRAIRIE DOG RELOCATION: Mr. Lancaster stated that the City of Fort Collins is requesting to relocate prairie dog colonies from the Fossil Creek area to two other properties, The Maxwell Natural Area and Meadow Springs Ranch. Although the relocation sites, Mr. Lancaster continued, are within the City, the Division of Wildlife has requested a letter from the Board stating their position regarding the relocation.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a letter of support for the relocation of prairie dogs from the Fossil Creek area to the Meadow Springs Ranch and Maxwell Natural Areas.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

11. WORK SESSION: Mr. Lancaster requested a letter from the Board to the City of Fort Collins regarding options for properties bordering the southern portion of Fossil Creek Reservoir in order to protect the County's infrastructure investments. Options, Mr. Lancaster continued, could include a long-term lease, an easement, or fee simple purchase. The Board concurred with the request and authorized Mr. Lancaster to submit such a letter to the City of Fort Collins.

Mr. Lancaster stated that the Northern Colorado Economic Development Committee (NCEDC) is requesting funding contributions from the Cities of Fort Collins and Loveland as well as Larimer County. The requested contribution from the County, Mr. Lancaster continued, is $10,000. Mr. Lancaster suggested submitting the contribution request as a service proposal in the 2002 budget. Chair Rennels asked if submitted as a service proposal, would the contribution be given the same consideration as all other service proposals submitted and Mr. Lancaster replied in the affirmative. Mr. Lancaster stated that he would organize a presentation from NCEDC to the Board prior to making a decision on the service proposal.

Mr. Lancaster provided a budget update and stated the budget should be published October 15, 2001, with a public hearing to follow, and that staff would be making recommendations to the Board.

12. APPROVAL OF INTERIM AGREEMENT WITH BULLOCK SMITH PARTNERS: Mr. Spencer stated that final negotiations with the architecture for the Fairgrounds and Events Center are about complete and requested an interim agreement, which would provide guidelines and allow payment to the vender for services rendered until such time a detailed contract is finalized.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve an Interim Agreement allowing for payment of services provided to Bullock Smith Partners until a detailed contract is finalized.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A01-147 LETTER OF INTENT AND DESIGN SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR FAIRGROUNDS AND EVENTS CENTER COMPLEX

13. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Bender noted the Boards' attendance at the Safe Schools Community Forum and that his community meeting at Vern's this morning was well attended.

Commissioner Gibson stated that he attended a LETA training seminar and assisted with trail repairs in Lory State Park.

Chair Rennels noted that the Senior Center in Wellington has a new Director.

14. LEGAL MATTERS: None

EXECUTIVE SESSION (#101)

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session at 11:15 a.m. and sited 24-6-402(4)(f) C.R.S.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Executive session ended at 11:20 a.m.; the following action was taken.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners grant a one time bonus to Teri Bryant in recognition of extraordinary service to Larimer County.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:25 a.m.

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KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J. RODENBERGER

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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