MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Monday, July 29, 2002

There were no Land Use Hearings this week.

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

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The Board of County Commissioners met with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Bender and Rennels were present. Also present were Linda Connors, Assistant County Attorney; Carol Block, Director of Finance; Ginny Riley and Angie Mead, Human Services; Bill Nelson and Don Griffith, Sheriff's Department; Scott Doyle and Gael Cookman, Clerk and Recorder's Office; Gary Buffington, Parks and Open Lands Department; Donna Hart and Deni La Rue, Commissioner's Office; and Jean O'Connor, Clerk to the Board.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: None
  2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 22, 2002:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 22, 2002 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

3. APPROVAL OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2002:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the schedule for the week of August 5, 2002 as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

4. CONSENT AGENDA:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the following items be approved as published on the consent agenda for July 30, 2002:

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved Archer, Babbitt, Barnes, Befus, Blystone, Bowers, Bramwell, Center, Church of Outreach Ministries, Connelly, Crews, Disney, Easton, Garretson, Hayes/ Vidal-Quadras, Jones, Kuepers, Lagunas, Luna, Log Knowledge, McCracken, Miller, Munsey, Struggles, Suits, Windbigler, and Wolff.

A02-114 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, FRIENDLY VALLEY, LLC AND BUCKHORN RANCH HOA FOR BUCKHORN RANCH RURAL LAND PLAN

A02-115 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PHILLIP RUSSELL AND EUGENIA WAHL FAMILY TRUST FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 14

A02-116 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND GREAT PLAINS INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 64

A02-117 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND KENNETH STANLEY McGREW FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 64

A02-118 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND DAVID J AND AMY R BIBBEY FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY ROAD 64

A02-119 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE COLORADO AMERICORPS PROGRAM

A02-120 ADDENDUM TO AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE SEAR-BROWN GROUP, INC. FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND/OR DRAFTING SERVICES (RFP #01-03)

D02-28 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY BY MAURICE AND AMY HARRIS FOR USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

D02-29 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY BY DAVID J AND AMY R BIBBEY FOR USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

D02-30 DEED OF DEDICATION OF PROPERTY BY PHILLIP RUSSELL AND EUGENIA WAHL FAMILY TRUST FOR USE AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

R02-150 RESOLUTION FOR STATUTORY VESTED RIGHTS FOR BUCKHORN RANCH RURAL LAND PLAN

R02-151 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL OF DOUGLAS FARM EXEMPTION

R02-152 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LONGVIEW PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN

R02-153 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING INDIAN CREEK MEADOWS RURAL LAND PLAN CHANGE OF CONDITION OF APPROVAL

R02-154 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT IN BALLARD PLACE

R02-155 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING DAVIS MINOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AMENDED PLAT AND CHANGE OF CONDITION

R02-156 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ERBES/WEIPERT LOT SIZE APPEAL

MISCELLANEOUS: Final Plat for Buckhorn Ranch Rural Land Plan.

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following license was issued Sol's Long Branch Saloon- Tavern- LaPorte, CO. The following licenses were approved Rainbow Plaza- Tavern- Loveland, CO; Dal-Rae's High Country Inn- Tavern- Red Feather Lakes, CO; and Vern's Liquor- Retail- LaPorte, Co.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

  1. BOND DOCUMENTS FOR 2002 CERTIFICATES OF PARTNERSHIP:

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners recess Administrative Matters and convene as the Larimer County Building Authority.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. Connors presented minutes in lieu of a meeting for the Building Authority and requested the Authority's approval and signature.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Larimer County Building Authority sign minutes in lieu of a meeting as presented.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Larimer County Building Authority adjourn and reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners with Administrative Matters.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. Connors presented a resolution authorizing a lease-purchase financing of County offices and the County Sheriff facilities as well as a certificate of purchase agreement and requested the Board approve the documents and authorize the Chair to sign the same.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution authorizing signature for Lease-Purchase Financing relating to County Offices and Sheriff facilities, Second Amendment to Master Lease Purchase Agreement, Certificate of Purchase Agreement, an official statement and related documents and transaction ratifying action previously taken and providing other matters relating thereto and providing the effective date there of and authorize the Chair to sign the same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R02-157 CERTIFIED RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RELATING TO A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A LEASE-PURCHASE FINANCING OF COUNTY OFFICES AND THE COUNTY SHERIFF FACILITIES

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Certificate Purchase Agreement relating to Courthouse/County offices and the Sheriff's Facilities and authorize the Chair to sign the same.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

A02-121 CERTIFICATE PURCHASE AGREEMENT RELATING TO COURTHOUSE/ COUNTY OFFICES AND SHERIFF FACILITIES

6. DISCUSSION OF THE HARVEST GARDEN PROGRAM: Ms. Mead provided the Board with an update of the Harvest Garden program and the benefits to the community. Ms. Riley stated that staff would like approval from the Board to seek community contributions/ sponsorships and volunteers to assist with and provide talent to the Harvest Garden Program. Ms. Mead explained how to sponsor, materials needed and the volunteer opportunities. CONSENSUS OF THE BOARD is to authorize the Harvest Garden program to seek community contributions.

7. APPROVE WAIVER OF PURCHASING POLICY: Ms. Cookman stated that she has been made aware of an error when purchasing hardware for the new recording system. When the original bid process occurred, respondents were to outline all necessary hardware and cost. Ms. Cookman noted her understanding was that that original bid process covered the purchase of hardware even though staff purchased the hardware and saved money from a different source. Ms. Cookman requested the Board approve a waiver of the purchasing policy for the new recording system hardware. Mr. Doyle stated that the source, which provided the hardware, is the same company that IMS recommends and was able to sole-source all the hardware and save money.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a waiver of the purchasing policy to purchase hardware for the new recording system.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

8. NON-MOTORIZED BOATING TO ACCESS HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR WITHOUT A BOATING PERMIT: Mr. Buffington requested the Board temporarily suspend boating permits for non-motorized boats. Mr. Buffington stated that the docks are currently out of water and he believes this is a good opportunity to introduce citizens with canoes, kayaks, etc. to the recreational uses of Horsetooth.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve allowing non-motorized boaters to utilize Horsetooth Reservoir without a boating permit on a temporary basis until boat ramps are re-opened. To consider an annual non-motorized pass at a reduced rate for 2003.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

9. RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE LARIMER COUNTY FIRE BAN: Captain Nelson requested the Board extend the current fire ban to October 1, 2002 and noted that unless the County receives some precipitation, the Sheriff may request future extensions.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution to extend the Larimer County Fire Ban through October 1, 2002.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

R02-158 RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE LARIMER COUNTY FIRE BAN THROUGH OCTOBER 1, 2002

10. WORK SESSION: Ms. La Rue stated that the County website now has a link to emergency services and has had positive feedback from citizens. The link, Ms. La Rue continued would keep citizens updated during emergency situations such as the Big Elk Fire.

Ms. O'Connor requested the Board approve the decision of the referees for the Board of Equalization for July 22, 23, and 25, 2002 excluding parcel #8706107001.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Bender moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the decisions made by the referees for the Board of Equalization for July 22, 23, and 25, 2002 excluding the above-mentioned parcel.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

Ms. O'Connor informed the Board that the owner of the above-mentioned parcel had requested one of the referees recuse himself from the hearing due to a conflict of interest but that the referee refused. The property owner, Ms. O'Connor has requested a hearing before the Board acting as the Board of Equalization. The Board concurred and directed Ms. O'Connor to schedule a hearing.

Commissioner Bender requested $100 from the Commissioner's Special Projects fund for participation in a memorial to the pilots killed fighting the Big Elk Fire.

M O T I O N

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the expenditure of $100 from Commissioner's Special Projects fund for the memorial at Big Elks Fire.

Motion carried 3 - 0.

11. COMMISSIONER REPORTS: The Board noted their attendance at events last week.

  1. LEGAL MATTERS: None

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

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GLENN W. GIBSON, 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