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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, December 24, 2001

There were no Land Use Hearings this week due to the Holiday.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2001

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Frank Lancaster, County Manager at 9:00 a.m.; Chair Pro Tem Gibson presided and Commissioner Bender was present. Also present were Donna Hart, Commissioners' Administrative Manager; Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager; Carol Block, Director of Finance; Tony Simons, Wildfire Safety Specialist; Kristin Bothell; Planning & Building Support Services Manager; Darcy Moreng, City of Loveland; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Matt Lafferty, Planner II; Roxann Hayes, Senior Civil Engineer; Rex Burns, Project Engineer; George Hass, County Attorney; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

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

2. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF DECEMBER 31, 2001 AND JANUARY 7, 2002:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the weeks of December 31, 2001 and January 7, 2002 as presented.

Motion carried 2 - 0

3. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following documents as published on the consent agenda:

ACTION ITEMS: Approve the re-appointment of Ron Schneider to the Weld/Larimer Revolving Loan Fund Committee with a term waiver for a three year term expiring December 31, 2004.

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved Aztec Cable; Bretz; Jones; Merriman; Mestas; and Pott.

A01-186 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PATRICIA ANN HAISLIP FOR CONVEYANCE OF PERMANENT DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION

C01-51 CONTRACT EXTENSION BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND ANLANCE

D01-27 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY USE BY THE PINEWOOD ROAD ASSOCIATION, INC

D01-28 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY USE BY HEARTHFIRE, INC.

D01-29 DEED ON CONSERVATION EASEMENT BY DONATH PARTNERS, I, LLP

R01-263g FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING MODIFICATIONS TO CONDITIONS RELATED TO THE VACATION AND RELOCATION OF COUNTY ROAD 29

R01-264s FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION GRANTING THE RELEASE OF DEVELOPMENT COLLATERAL AND ESTABLISHING WARRANTY COLLATERAL FOR THE PARADISE VALLEY SUBDIVISION

R01-265g RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR LARIMER COUNTY APPOINTED OFFICIALS

MISCELLANEOUS: Approval of the Proposed 2002 Larimer County Pay Plan for Classified Employees.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses are approved Fort Collins Plaza Inn- 6%- Fort Collins, CO Transfer of Ownership; Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon- 6%- Fort Collins, CO; and Berthoud Chamber of Commerce- 6% Special Events Permit- Berthoud, CO.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

4. COUNTY AWARD WINNING VIDEOS FOR 2001: Ms. La Rue introduced Carson Hamblin and Sue Balou from Channel 27 and stated that not only does the county have an agreement for Channel 27 to air most public County hearings, but their staff also assists in the filming, editing and production of departmental videos. Mr. Hamblin notified the Board of awards received by Channel 27 both locally and nationally; the subjects of which pertain to County departments.

5. REQUEST ASSIGNMENT OF THE COUNTY'S 2002 PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND ALLOCATION TO THE CITY OF LOVELAND: Ms. Block explained that each year the State of Colorado allocates private activity bonds to the County; which allows the county to issue debt for projects that meet a public purpose. Often, Ms. Block continued, other municipalities approach the County and request this allocation and the Board considers the requests on a first come first serve basis. This year the City of Loveland is requesting the bond allocation to be applied to an affordable housing project submitted to the City. Representatives of the Brisben Company briefed the Board on the proposal and Ms. Moreng expressed the City of Lovelands' support for the project.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution authorizing assignment of Larimer County Private Activity Bond to the City of Loveland pursuant to the Colorado Private Activity Bond Ceiling Allocation Act.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the assignment of 2002 Private Activity Bond Allocation.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

A01-187 AGREEMENT FOR THE 2002 PRIVATE ACTIVITY BOND ALLOCATION TO THE CITY OF LOVELAND

  1. REQUEST TO WAIVE POLICY TO ALLOW THE CURRENT TEMPORARY WILDFIRE SAFETY TECHNICIAN TO BE CONVERTED TO A LIMITED TERM POSITION

Ms. Bothell noted that currently the Wildfire Safety Technician is a temporary position and requested the same position be changed to a Limited Term Position to be funded via a grant, without advertisement. Mr. Simons stated the current employee, Jesse would remain in the position.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of policy that would allow the current temporary employee to fill the recently created limited term Wildfire Safety Technician position.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

7. WORK SESSION: Mr. Lancaster stated that during the "market analysis" research regarding the 50th percentile pay for employees, it was discovered that there is no other location in the State of Colorado with as much ongoing facility building/enhancement as is in Larimer County. Because of this, Mr. Lancaster requested a waiver of policy to go outside the market range for the Facilities Director.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of policy for the Director of Facilities.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

8. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: Commissioner Bender noted that he toured the Wallace Farm. Chair Pro Tem Gibson stated that he distributed over 500 candy canes to county employees and enjoyed meeting most of them for the first time.

9. LEGAL MATTERS: Chair Pro Tem Gibson briefed Mr. Hass on comments made during public comment regarding a situation at Interchange Business Park, the FEMA Flood Map and the issuance of a building permit. All parties agree that the parcel in question will not be in the flood plain once FEMA revises their map. However, the map will not be revised until after a 90-day waiting/comment period. Mr. Peterson stated the City of Fort Collins has just begun a "study" in the same area, and it is unknown at this time if the City would comment negatively on the FEMA Map revision since it is in their Growth Management Area. The owners of the new parcel, Mr. Lafferty stated, have received notice that their current building in Loveland has been sold and they must vacate by June 2002, and are requesting the County to issue a building permit within the FEMA 90-day comment period even though FEMA has strongly suggested the County not issue a permit. During public comment, Mr. Lancaster suggested the possibility of a "Hold Harmless" type agreement with the owners of the new parcel and clearly stating that they assume all responsibilities associated with any and all improvements. Mr. Hass stated that he would prepare a draft "Conditions of Approval for a Building Permit" for the Boards approval.

Mr. Lancaster presented a proposed budget from Harden, Hass, Haag and Hallberg PC for legal services for 2002 and recommended the Board approve such.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve staff recommendation for County Attorney Budget Terms and Conditions.

Motion carried 2 - 0.

Mr. Lafferty requested direction from the Board regarding the Kintzley property; which currently has two different principle uses on 13-acres. The front 1/4 of the parcel, Mr. Lafferty continued is zoned B-Business and has one old farm home and two mobile homes, while the remaining 3/4 of the parcel is zoned FA-Farming and contains one residence. After much discussion, Consensus of the Board is that the outstanding code violations, two mobile homes, is to be resolved and the owner needs to clearly state his/her intentions of the property.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

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GLENN GIBSON, CHAIR PRO TEM

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MYRNA J RODENBERGER

CLERK & 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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