County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Monday, MARCH 7, 2005
There were no Board meetings held on this day.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2005
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with County Manager Frank Lancaster. Chair Pro-Tem Gibson presided and Commissioner Wagner was present. Also present were: Donna Hart, and Melinda Keen, Commissioner’s Office; Larry Timm and Rob Helmick, Planning Department; Bruce Meehan, Thomas Roode, and Dan Moore, Greeley Waterline Enhancement Project; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Shar Wamsley, representing the Community Services Committee of the Big Thompson Canyon Association, presented the Board with a handout from their recent meeting concerning the Parks and Open Lands project of selling flood plain property in the canyon; she noted that individuals have questioned the County's ability to transpose open space from one canyon to another. Commissioner Wagner requested clarification on this, and Mr. Lancaster explained that the Land and Water Conservation funds that were used along with County dollars to purchase flood plain properties in the Big Thompson Canyon, came with Federal restrictions, which required the County to retain ownership and control of the properties and limited use on the land. Mr. Lancaster noted that Federal Government policies allow for the transfer of a "restriction" from one area to another area, and the County was allowed to transfer the restrictions from the Big Thompson Canyon to the Jacoby Property, which is situated on the Poudre River, near Windsor. Some discussion ensued regarding the project, with Ms. Wamsley stating that in her opinion, the option of purchasing the land should be offered to the adjacent neighbors that have maintained the land for so many years. Finally, Ms. Wamsley noted that they will be walking through two parks in the near future, the Narrows Park and the Forks Park, to determine what will be needed to make them presentable for the public. Commissioner Gibson asked to be notified when the clean-up efforts are scheduled for these parks, so he could assist in this effort.
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28, 2005:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of February 28, 2005, as amended.
Motion carried 2-0.
3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 14, 2005: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for March 8, 2005:
PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement are approved: Bank of Colorado; William Marquardt; Ultimate Support Systems; Jeffrey Milon; Thomas & Marie Emmett; Terrence & Mary Ann Urista; Andrew & Kelly Tetrault; Randel & Donna Petersen; Alvin & Julie Warnock; Larita Bennett; Wallace & Pilarita Roberts; The New Dream Weaver; John Glynn & Constance Witt; Andrew & Joan Clark; William Dold; Amarie & Christopher Whetten; Jeannine Reiss; Betty Lou Childers; The Chocolate Rose; Rosemary Davenport & Christopher Reid; James Anstett; Robert Anderson; Leonard & Roma Jones; and Jorge Mendez. The following petition for abatement was denied: Amelia M. Ramirez.
03082005A001 ADDENDUM NUMBER 2 TO RURAL SITE ADDRESSING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE II AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND SPATIAL DATA RESEARCH, INC.
03082005A002 AERIAL IMAGERY ACQUISITION & ORTHO-RECTIFICATION OF COLOR AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND KEN RUSHING PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES
03082005A003 DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR MILNER MOUNTAIN COMMERCIAL MOBILE RADIO SERVICE SPECIAL REVIEW BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, GEMINI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, AND GINA M. WADES
03082005A004 COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR EMPLOYMENT GRANT AGREEMENT ACTING BY AND THROUGH THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
03082005D001 DEED OF DEDICATION BY GORDON R. GATHRIGHT AND VALORIE J. GATHRIGHT OF SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005D002 DEED OF DEDICATION BY DEBRA J. SHEAMAN AND KERRY L. SHEAMAN OF SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005D003 DEED OF DEDICATION BY KAREN F. GAEBLER AND ALEXANDER H.D. GAEBLER OF SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005D004 DEED OF DEDICATION BY JIM L. MINK AND NANCY L. MINK FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005D005 DEED OF DEDICATION BY BRADLEY J. STEPHENS AND JULIA W. STEPHENS FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005D006 DEED OF DEDICATION BY JUDY LYNN SWENSON FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
03082005R001 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SOMERVELL PRELIMINARY RURAL LAND PLAN
03082005R002 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXTENSION OF PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL OF SQUIRES RURAL LAND PLAN
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were both issued and approved: Hilltop General Store - Retail Liquor Store - Red Feather Lakes; Hilltop General Store - 3.2% - Red Feather Lakes; Club Static - Tavern - Fort Collins; The White Buffalo - Tavern - Loveland; Glen Haven Inn - Hotel & Restaurant - Glen Haven; and Carter Lake Marina - 3.2% - Loveland. The following license was approved: Coach House Lounge - Hotel & Restaurant - Loveland.
Motion carried 2-0.
5. UPDATE ON GREELEY WATERLINE ENHANCEMENT TRANSMISSION (G-WET) PROJECT UPDATE: Mr. Roode conducted a slide show presentation of the G-WET project, noting that the City of Greeley is in the process of building a 30-mile pipeline that will provide water from their Bellvue water treatment plant located northwest of the City of Fort Collins to the residents of the City of Greeley and surrounding towns. The new pipeline will provide additional capacity to the City of Greeley's existing system, with the intent that the new system will sustain the area for approximately 50 years. A three-mile portion of the new pipeline has been constructed in the Town of Windsor and an additional seven miles of the pipeline will be constructed in 2005. Mr. Roode displayed a chart outlining the existing, new, and planned pipelines for this project. Some discussion ensued regarding the diameter, capacity, and location of the pipelines, environmental issues that could be encountered, notification of potentially affected individuals, and whether or not the water is treated with fluoride. Mr. Moore stated that the capacity of the pipeline being installed is approximately 50 - 60 million gallons of water per day, and that the water is fluoridated. Mr. Meehan stated that they are taking into consideration the environmental impacts to the riparian and wetland areas, and due to the fact that the completed pipeline will be underground, the damage could be easily repaired in these areas. Mr. Moore stated that public input is being solicited in the areas where the work is to take place. The Board thanked the gentlemen for presenting them with this update.
6. LAPORTE AREA PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT (LAPAC): Ms. Keen presented the recommendation to fill the vacancy on the LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee as follows: Appointment of Cordelia Stone, for a three-year term commencing March 8, 2005 and expiring June 30, 2008.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Cordelia Stone to the LaPorte Area Planning Advisory Committee as outlined above.
Motion carried 2-0.
7. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: There were no legislative items to discuss.
8. WORKSESSION: Mr. Lancaster noted that the Commissioners policy allows elected officials, division heads, and Chief Deputies to have credit cards to use for county business transactions. Mr. Lancaster noted that the limit on these credit cards is set at $5000, and that he recently authorized a temporary increase of this limit for the Clerk & Recorder, as Scott Doyle was out of town on business and realized that his card had an exceeded credit limit due to some items that had not yet been paid on the bill. Mr. Lancaster stated that this should not be an on-going issue as the County will be utilizing purchasing cards in the very near future, but requested guidance from the Board as to whether or not the $5000 limit should be increased. Commissioner Wagner stated that she did not see any reason to raise the limit if there will soon be purchasing cards to help alleviate the situation. Commissioner Gibson concurred.
9. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board noted their attendance at events during the past week.
10. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m.
GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR PRO-TEM
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk