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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, July 11, 2005

 

PERSONNEL MATTER – ADMINISTRATIVE APPEAL

(#66)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 2:35 p.m. with Acting County Manager Larry Timm.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Wagner were present.  Also present were Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; Tom Lyons, Special Council; Sherrie Swisher, Recording Manager; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Rennels explained that this is a hearing about a grievance policy and a challenge and review determination, and that, on June 30, 2005, the Board met to discuss this issue.  At the June 30, 2005, meeting, Chair Rennels recused herself from any decision in this matter.  After explaining this to those present, Chair Rennels indicated that she would not be participating in the today’s hearing any further and turned the meeting over to Commissioner Gibson.

 

Commissioner Gibson turned to Mr. Lyons for comment.  Mr. Lyons explained that this matter is a result of a challenge to a termination grievance that was heard previously by a hearing board, pursuant to the Larimer County Personnel Policies on May 4-5, 2005.  That hearing board recommended, on May 13, 2005, that the grievance be denied and that the elimination of the position in question be upheld.  The hearing board decision was then challenged by the employee, as the grievant, on May 19, 2005.  Thereafter, a response to the challenge was filed by the County Attorney.  Because the County Attorney has been involved in pursuing the grievance matter on behalf of the County during the hearing board, Mr. Lyons became involved as Special Council on this matter.

 

He went on to explain that on June 30, 2005, Mr. Lyons met with the Board to consider the circumstances and determine how to go forward.  Then the determination and review was presented to the Commissioners who were involved in the decision process, pursuant to Part 331.8.a, Subpart 5.b.23 of the Personnel Policies for Larimer County, and that is the opportunity that is provided to the Commissioners to review any kind of a challenge that is filed to a hearing board decision or determination recommendations.  The Commissioners have the sole discretion to make a determination, after having reviewed all of these materials, whether to accept, reject or modify whatever happened to be the challenge that was initiated, pursuant to the recommendation.

Mr. Lyons indicated that it is his understanding that each of the Commissioners have had an opportunity to look at the transcript of all the proceedings that were previously held in this matter, as well as the exhibits that were present during that hearing, and have had the opportunity to review both the challenge to the findings of the review panel that had been initiated by former employee grievant, as well as a response to that challenge.  It is his understanding that, at this point, Commissioners Gibson and Wagner are positioned to make a determination in regard to this challenge from the former employee grievant.

 

Commissioner Wagner clarified that the decision is on the challenge, not the findings themselves, and this was confirmed by Mr. Lyons.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners accept the challenge to findings of fact and decision initiated pursuant to the Larimer County Human Resources Policy and Procedure 331.8.a.

 

Motion passed: 2-0, Chair Rennels abstained.

 

Commissioner Gibson indicated that he misunderstood the motion and erred when he voted.  He requested that the motion be reread and that a vote be retaken.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners accept the challenge to findings of fact and decision initiated pursuant to the Larimer County Human Resources Policy and Procedure 331.8.a.

 

Motion failed, pursuant to Administrative Policy and Procedure 100.7.j. of the Larimer County Board of Commissioners Rules and Procedures:  Commissioner Wagner voted for the motion; Commission voted against the motion; and Chair Rennels abstained.

 

The meeting recessed at 2:45 p.m.

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#67)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Rob Helmick, Principle Planner.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Wagner were present.  Also present were:  Traci Downes, Engineering; Al Kadera, David Karan, Porter Ingrum and Matt Lafferty, Planning; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Rennels opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for public comment on the County Budget and Land Use Code.  No one from the audience addressed the Board regarding these topics.  Chair Rennels explained that the following items are on consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff or members of the audience:

 

1. OWASSA LAKE SUBDIVISION LOTS 24 & 25, BLOCK 28 LOT CONSOLIDATION 05-S2444:  This request is to combine Lots 24 and 25 of Block 28 in Owassa Lake Subdivision into one lot.  No neighbors have voiced any objections to this proposal.  Additionally, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment and Engineering Department Development Review Team have stated that they have no objections to this proposal.  The proposed Lot Consolidation of Owassa Lake Lots 24 and 25, Block 28, will not adversely affect any neighboring properties or any County agency.  The Lot Consolidation will not result in any additional lots.  The staff finds that the request meets the requirements of the Larimer County Land Use Code.  The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Lot Consolidation for Owassa Lake Lots 24 and 25, Block 28, File #05-S2444, to be known as Lot 24A of the Lot Consolidation of Owassa Lake Lots 24 and 25, Block 28, and subject to the following conditions:  1) the resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions that apply to the original lots; 2) all conditions shall be met and the final resolution of the County Commissioners recorded by January 11, 2006, or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2.   2nd AMENDED TAMLIN MINOR LAND DIVISION – 05-S2436:  This request is for approval of a Minor Land Division to combine two platted lots and to resolve different legal descriptions of Lot 2A of the Amended Tamlin MLD plat (File #97-EX1030) and adjacent meets-and-bounds parcels.  This amended exemption plat satisfies the requirements in Section 5.7.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code.  Staff recommends the Board approve this application.  This action will rectify a variety of discrepancies between a previous plat and deeds.  The Development Services Team recommends approval of the 2nd Amended Tamlin Minor Land Division (File #05-S2436) subject to the following conditions and authorization for the chairman to sign the plat when the conditions are met and the plat is presented for signature:  1) corrections and additional materials identified in Dale Greer’s June 9, 2005, comment letter are approved by the County Engineering Department; 2) all conditions of approval shall be met and the Final Plat recorded by March 11, 2006, or this approval shall be null and void.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined above.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Commissioner Gibson joined the meeting.

 

3.   LITTLE ZONING VIOLATION – 04-ZV0256:  Al Kadera requested that this item be removed from the agenda.  He indicated that a call has been received from Mrs. Little, who said that the mobile home in question has been removed from the property; and this was personally confirmed by Mr. Kadera and one of the building inspectors.  He thanked the Littles for their cooperation in this matter.

 

4. LARSON APPEAL REHEARING – 05-G0078:  The Board of County Commissioners originally heard this request from the Larson’s on September 20, 2004.  At that time, the decision was to deny the request.  Subsequently, Mr. Larson approached the Board of County Commissioners regarding a rehearing, believing that he was unprepared for the initial hearing.  On March 11, 2005, the Board of County Commissioners determined to allow Mr. Larson to have his request reheard.  The applicant seeks approval to use the Minor Land Division (MLD) process to create a plat of record for an illegal lot.  The parcel is approximately 2.8 acres in size and located on the south side of the Poudre River near Idyllwild.  It does not meet the 10-acre minimum lot size required for the O-Open Zone District.  The current owners purchased the parcel in 2000.  The parcel was divided off a larger parcel in late 1972, six months after the enactment of the May 5, 1972, statutes regarding the creation of 35-acre lots.

 

Staff does not support the use of the Minor Land Division process to create a legal plat of record for this parcel.  The Minor Land Division process is an abbreviated process which, given the potential appeals and complexities of the issues, is inappropriate for this site.  The Subdivision process, which has a more clearly defined referral process, includes Larimer County Planning Commission review and, because the appeals are integral to any decision on the parcel, is the best method to allow the Board of County Commissioners to make an informed decision about the parcel and its disposition.  The Development Services Team recommends denial of the request to allow the applicant to pursue the Minor Land Division process to create a plat of record for an illegal lot.

 

At this time, Chair Rennels opened the meeting for public comment.  Mr. Don Larsen, owner of the property, spoke regarding the circumstances of his purchase of the property and his understanding at that time that it was a legal parcel, based on indications on property tax statements.  He went on to explain that, when he prepared to sell the parcel, his realtor quickly learned that it was an illegal parcel.  He indicated that he has made every effort to do everything right with respect to this property and, at this point, has spent more than $40,000, which he stands to lose if the parcel is not deemed to be legal.  Discussion ensued between the Board, staff and Mr. Larsen regarding what he is seeking at this point, the tax records he referred to, and the size of this lot relative to the current minimum requirements.  Discussion continued regarding issues of concern with respect to deeming the parcel a “buildable lot” and the steps involved in doing so, and whether there are any precedents regarding circumstances like this one.  Further discussion included the differences between exempting the parcel entirely from the subdivision regulations, using the Minor Land Division process, and using the Subdivision process to evaluate the parcel; and the effect of making this a legal parcel from the next purchaser’s perspective.

 

Chair Rennels asked if there was additional public comment; seeing none, public comment was closed.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners deny the request to submit an application for a Minor Land Division, to create a plat of record for an illegal lot as recommended by staff and to instead exempt the parcel entirely from the subdivision regulations/Land Use Code requirements.

 

Discussion ensued.  Chair Rennels asked Ron Helmick about ways of exempting the parcel without putting the next owner at risk, and she reminded those present that, had this parcel been purchased by Mr. Larsen six months earlier, it would have been a legal parcel under the statutes in affect at that time.  Mr. Helmick suggested that the Board can attach any conditions to the exemption that they deem appropriate.  Discussion ensued regarding various conditions that could be required if the Board chose to exempt the property.

 

Motion failed 1-2:  Commissioner Gibson voted in favor.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners reopen public comment.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Al Hamilton, Mr. Larson’s Realtor, requested that what is necessary in order to make the parcel a buildable lot be made clear for the next buyer.  He emphasized that disclosures are being made to potential purchasers.  Chair Rennels closed public comment.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the request to submit an application for a Minor Land Division, to create a plat of record for a legal lot, under the condition that the requirements of Sections 8.1 and 8.3 of the Code (Adequate Public Facility Standards and Hazard Area Standards) are also met.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.   U STUFF IT ZONING VIOLATION – 02-ZV0083:  Mr. Kadera indicated that there was no one representing the owner present and, therefore, no need to discuss the item.

 

There being no further business, the meeting recessed at 3:50 p.m.

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#68)

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 6:30 p.m. with Russ Legg, Chief Planner. Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Gibson and Wagner were present.  Also present were:  Ken Waido and Joe Frank, City of Fort Collins Planning; Jeannine Haag, Assistant County Attorney; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.    AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE #05-CA0055; FORT COLLINS GMA EXPANSION #05-Z1544; COOPERATIVE PLANNING AREA OVERLAY ZONE DISTRICT REPEAL #05-Z1543 [FOSSIL CREEK]:  This is a request to: 1) apply the GMA Overlay Zone District to the area shown on map dated February 2005; 2) remove the existing CPA Cooperative Planning Area Overlay Zone District from the property adjacent to Fossil Creek Reservoir (as described in the legal notice); 3) repeal Section 8.9.3 of the Larimer County Land Use Code (Supplementary Regulations for Cooperative Planning Areas); and receive authorization to sign amendments to the Fort Collins Intergovernmental Agreements. 

 

Russ Legg showed a map of the site.  Ken Waido made a PowerPoint presentation and explained the history of this issue, the boundary changes that have been made since the plan was last discussed, the nature of the request being made in this meeting and plans for the handling of this issue going forward.  He also shared a recent letter from the Mayor of Fort Collins expressing the City of Fort Collins’ intention to participate in assuring adequate public facilities at the I-25 and Carpenter Road interchange.  Discussion ensued regarding the boundaries of the plan, discussion in previous work sessions, and the intended “buffer” between counties.

 

Russ Legg provided a staff report on the topic.  The Planning Commission recommends to the Board of County Commissioners that the Fort Collins GMA Overlay Zone District, File 05-Z1544, be applied to the geographic area as shown on Map 1, dated February 1, 2005, and that the effective date of the GMA Zone District boundary change shall be the approval date of the amendment to City Structure Plan for this GMA Zone District expansion area.  Prior to the Board of County Commissioners signing the amended Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Fort Collins, the Board of County Commissioners receive what is in their judgment sufficient assurances that the City will be an active participant in efforts to provide Adequate Public Facility review of the I-25/Hwy 392 Interchange and Carpenter Road.  Staff further recommends that the Board:  1) authorize the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign an amendment to the existing Intergovernmental Agreement with Fort Collins that adds a new map that reflects the new GMA boundary as agreed to by the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County; and 2) authorize the Chair of the Commissioners to sign the documents as approved by the County Attorney to affect the repeal of the existing Intergovernmental Agreement titled “Intergovernmental Agreement regarding Development in the Fort Collins Cooperative Planning Area adjacent to Fossil Creek Reservoir,” dated August 31, 1999.  The Chair shall not be authorized to sign the documents until after the effective date of the GMA overlay zone district expansion into the Fossil Creek area. 

Chair Rennels requested explanation of the term “edge” in the middle of page 21 of the packet provided.  Mr. Legg explained that the term in this instance essentially meant “border.”

 

Chair Rennels opened the meeting to public comment.  Mr. Jeff Couch of Team Engineering addressed the Board and expressed that the property owners he represents are opposed to this request.  He spoke to the issues of who will fund the plan; which public entity is best equipped to provide public services to this area and has the most incentive to move the plan forward; and the steps involved in the success of this plan.  He emphasized that the plan will rely on a successful public and private partnership, and he indicated that the property owners want to have input on the interchange and structure plan.  He also said that CDOT does not have this project in their sights for at least 20 years. 

 

At this time, Mr. John Barnett of Barnett & Associates addressed the Board.  He discussed the phasing of the project, the amount of commercial business that will be required in the area in order to support the cost of the interchange, the wetlands existing on the west side of the site, and financing mechanisms.  He further commented on the need for a master agreement and requested that, if adopted, the language in the motion should require a “mechanism” from the City of Fort Collins, rather than simply a “review”, for providing Adequate Public Facilities.  He suggested these “mechanisms” would reduce the impact of fees, facilitate bonding so that the project is tax free, etc.  Discussion ensued regarding including “mechanisms” in the language and whether this would limit the opportunity for the City to simply contribute financially or otherwise, or whether removing the word “review” from the language would accomplish a better outcome.  Mr. Waido indicated he had no objection to removing the word “review” from the motion.

 

Discussion continued regarding concerns about extensive development by Eagle Ranch residents and the various ways to mitigate the impact and make development more palatable to them.

 

Mr. Mike Ditullio of the South Fort Collins Sanitation District (SFCSD) then approached the Board and indicated the district’s opposition to the project.  He discussed the SFCSD’s intended expansion of a wastewater treatment plant and the fact that the Special Utility District has property that is slated to be included in this project.  He expressed concern that extension of the GMA essentially leaves property owners in the area without representation, as they would be subject to County voting rights, but the project would be governed by the City; he showed approximately where the SFCSD sewer lines are located on the property; and he commented that County Road 32 seems to be a more reasonable demarcation.  Discussion ensued regarding the borders of the GMA and how their locations were determined.

 

Mr. Frank requested some clarification of what the County sees as sufficient assurances from the City with respect to this project, pointing out that the Mayor’s letter was intended to address such concerns.  Discussion ensued regarding the Mayor’s letter and appreciation for the letter was expressed by the Board.

 

Gary Young, a property owner who is working the development of the residential piece within the proposed area, approached the Board and indicated that he agrees with some of what the other public comment has been.  He specifically commented that the GMA would disenfranchise property owners in the area, because they would have no representation in City government.  He also indicated that a development plan has been prepared on the residential portion of this area; and he requested, as a 42-acre land owner in the area, that the Board delay a vote on the GMA until the preliminary plat for the residential portion has been developed.  Discussion ensued regarding the various delays that have been requested and how the decision would affect the process for Mr. Young.

 

Chair Rennels closed public comment and recessed the meeting at 8:02 p.m. for a five-minute break.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners reopen public comment.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Curt Burgener, who is preparing to purchase a commercial site in the subject area, asked about the City’s intentions regarding the areas of commercial zoning within the project borders.  Mr. Waido indicated that the area zoned commercial on the site map would, from the City’s perspective, remain commercial after the GMA is adopted.

 

Chair Rennels again closed public comment.

 

Discussion ensued among the Board, County staff and the City representatives regarding the timing of how the process moves forward after Board approval and the City of Fort Collins’ commitment to the project.  Discussion continued regarding the borders of the GMA, zoning within the borders of the GMA, and handling of the wetlands within the borders of the GMA.  Further discussion included the County staff’s perspective on the project; public utilities within the area; and approval of this agreement by the City of Fort Collins.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendations,  with inclusion of the July 5, 2005, letter from the Mayor of Fort Collins, that the Board of County Commissioners approve that the Fort Collins GMA Overlay Zone District be applied to the geographic area as shown on Map 1 dated February 1, 2005, and that the effective date of the GMA Zone District boundary change shall be the approval date of the amendment to City Structure plan for this GMA Zone District expansion area.  Prior to the Board of County Commissioners signing the amended Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the City of Fort Collins, the Board of County Commissioners receive what is in their judgment sufficient assurances that the City will be an active participant in efforts to provide Adequate Public Facilities on the I-25/Hwy 392 Interchange and Carpenter Road. 

 

Commissioner Wagner further moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve that the Fossil Creek Cooperative Planning Area Overlay Zone District be removed from the underlying zone districts as shown on the Official Larimer County Zone District Map and as described in the legal notice for this public hearing.  The effective date of the zone change to remove the Cooperative Plan Area District Overlay Zone from the area shall be the approval date of the amendment to the City Structure plan for this GMA zone district expansion area.

 

Commissioner Wagner further moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve that the Larimer County Land Use Code be amended by repealing Section 8.9.3 (Supplementary Regulations for the Fossil Creek Cooperative Planning Area) in its entirety.  The effective date of repeal shall be the approval date of the amendment to the Fort Collins City structure plan for the GMA zone district expansion area.

 

Commissioner Wagner further moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign an amendment to the existing Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Fort Collins that adds a new map that reflects the new GMA boundary as agreed to by the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County.

 

Commissioner Wagner further moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign the documents as approved by the County Attorney to affect the repeal of the existing Intergovernmental Agreement titled “Intergovernmental Agreement regarding Development in the Fort Collins Cooperative Planning Area adjacent to Fossil Creek Reservoir,” dated August 31, 1999.  The Chair shall not be authorized to sign the documents until after the effective date of the GMA overlay zone district expansion into the Fossil Creek area.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting recessed at 8:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2005

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#69)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Acting County Manager Larry Timm.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioner Wagner was present.  Also present were Donna Hart and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Casey Stewart and Matt Lafferty, Planning; Wynette Cerciello and LaDonna D’Amato, Human Resources; Candace Phippen, Building Inspections; Ron Gonzalez, Poudre Fire Authority; Sherrie Swisher, Recording Manager; and Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.   PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

 

2.   APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 4, 2005:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 4, 2005.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.  REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 18:  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 July 12, 2005:

 

07122005A001           AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LARIMER COUNTY

 

07122005A002           CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND LARIMER COUNTY

 

07122005A003           AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND CONNELL RESOURCES, INC.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following license was approved and issued:  CSU (Hughes Stadium), Fort Collins – Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premise.  The following license was approved:  Rotary Club of Fort Collins – Foothills, Fort Collins – special Event – 6%.  The following license was issued:  Red Feather High Country Restaurant & Lounge, Red Feather Lake – Tavern.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

5. RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DESIGNATED AREAS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK AS WILDERNESS:  Mr. Timm explained that Representative Mark Udall and Senator Ken Salazar have introduced into the Congress a bill to designate nearly 200,000 acres within Rocky Mountain National Park as wilderness area.  Efforts have been made to do this in the past, but this time the towns of Grand Lake and Estes Park are supporting it.  The resolution presented today would give an opportunity for the County to also support passage of that bill.  Discussion ensued regarding previous positive meetings on the subject.  The Board asked that the resolution be sent to the entire Larimer County legislative delegation, Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park Vauhn Baker, and the Towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake.  Deni LaRue is also to receive a copy for press release purposes.

 

Commissioner Wagner read the resolution.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution as read.

 

07122005R001           RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DESIGNATED AREAS OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK AS WILDERNESS

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

6.  APPEAL TO EXPAND A NONCONFORMING RESIDENCE – CASE #05-G0083, MEDANICH:  An application has been submitted to appeal the Land Use Code regulations that limit the expansion of nonconforming buildings (Section 4.8.9.A).  The existing residence is about 72 feet from the center of C.R. 10, which requires a setback distance of 100 feet.  The addition is extending from the rear of the house, further from the road but is greater than 25% of the existing floor area.  Because the addition exceeds 25%, approval of the appeal would be needed before a permit could be issued.  The application process allows for review by the Planning Commission if the Board of County Commissioners directs such action.  Staff requests that the Board find that the appeal does not involve County Master Plan issues, present any significant policy issues, and is a relatively minor project and, as such, will not be referred to the Planning Commission for review and recommendation.

 

Mr. Stewart explained that sending this project to the Planning Commission would require additional time that is unnecessary.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Wagner moved that the Board of County Commissioners not approve referring an appeal to expand a nonconforming residence to the Planning Commission for review and recommendations.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

7.  WORKSESSION:  Mr. Timm stated that the Commissioners have a meeting with Weld County on August 9, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in Severance, Colorado.  The Commissioners have received copies of the agenda items requested by Weld County, and Weld County indicated they would bring their Public Works and Planning Directors to the meeting.  Mr. Timm asked the Commissioners what items should be added to the agenda on their behalf and who they would like to attend the meeting from Larimer County.  Chair Rennels requested that matching components be present.  She further requested that all Larimer County legislators be informed of the meeting.  The Commissioners asked that they be given a day or two to provide suggested items to Mr. Timm for the agenda.

 

8. UPDATE ON THE ORACLE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGMEENT SYSTEM (HRMS):  Ms. Cerciello explained that the Board had requested to receive regular quarterly updates on the Oracle Human Resources Management System, and thus the reason for the report today.  Ms. D’Amato was present to provide details and discussion ensued regarding the how things are going, the decrease in complaints, current status of the system, and implementation of the security piece.  Discussion continued regarding current projects underway, intended go-forward plan of action, customer satisfaction survey results and system challenges.  The Board expressed their appreciation to Ms. Cerciello and Ms. D’Amato for their efforts on this project and for today’s update and expressed desire for a follow-up customer satisfaction survey.

 

9.  UPDATE ON BUILDING/ZONING VIOLATION:  Candace Phippen updated the Board on the zoning violation issue tabled at the July 5, 2005, Board Meeting regarding Colorado Iron and Metal, Inc./GTE Investments.  She explained that she and Commissioner Gibson have had discussions with the owners and conducted on-site inspections of the property.  A meeting with the owner; the owners engineer and facilities manager; Ron Gonzalez, Poudre Fire Authority; Ed Woodward, Engineering; Matt Lafferty and Casey Stewart, Planning; and Candace Phippen, Building Inspection, took place on Friday, July 8, 2005.  She went on to explain the processes and regulations that the structures are subject to and some of the issues with the locations where the structures were placed.  The owner has indicated that he will work with the County through the process of securing the necessary building permits.  Discussion ensued regarding the current status, legal action if the buildings do not remain empty during the process, consideration about why property owners may try to work around the County approval systems, and expeditious options currently in place and the desire to make these options known to property owners.  Discussion continued regarding the fire department’s perspective, the need for property owner cooperation, the various governmental entities involved in the process, and the next steps with respect to this issue.  The Board expressed appreciation for the update.

 

10.  COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board noted their attendance at events during the past week.

 

11.   LEGAL MATTERS:  There were no legal matters to discuss.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:27 a.m.

                                                                                                ________________________________________

KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

___________________________________

Angela Myers, Deputy Clerk

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