Larimer County Offices, Courts & District Attorney are closed Friday, July 3 for Independence Day
Landfill, Hazardous Waste and Recycle Center are open Friday, July 3 but closed Saturday, July 4
Landfill Business Office are closed July 3 & 4 Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Monday, January 29, 2007
There were no land use hearings held on Monday, January 29, 2007.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2007
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Pro-Tem Rennels presided and Commissioner Gibson was present. Also present were: Deni LaRue, and Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office, Mark Peterson, Martina Wilkinson, and Kyle Arend, Engineering Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Department; Glen Rathgeberg, and Ginny Riley, Health and Human Services; Joe Ferrando, and Sharon Winfree, Community Corrections; Angie Melusky, BHA Design; and Kristen Romary, Deputy Clerk.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Mr. Gilbert, of Red Feather Lakes, explained that at a January 17, 2007, citizen meeting held in Red Feather, Dave Rowe of the Larimer County Information Technology Division, described some documents that were pertinent to the discussion about the proposed middle Bald Mountain communication tower. However, these documents were not currently available to the public. There has now been a request for these documents by citizens who feel as though there is a wall of silence in response to their request. Ms. LaRue explained that this issue may require land negotiations which must remain confidential until more information is available. At this point, nothing has been established regarding the sensitivity of these negotiations, and Mr. Rowe needs more time to determine which documents are appropriate to release to the pubic.
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 22, 2007:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 22, 2007.
Motion carried 2-0.
3. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2007: The Commissioners reviewed and discussed the upcoming schedule with Ms. Hart.
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for January 30, 2007:
ABATEMENTS: As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petition for Abatement is approved: Domland, Tony B. and Frank H.
01302007A001 SUPPORT TO OTHER ENTITIES FUND CONTRACT #CPP 011-07 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION AND THE LARIMER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH
01302007A002 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT SUBCONTRACT CHANGE LETTER BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND THE ESTES PARK SALUD FOUNDATION
01302007A003 AMENDMENT #4 OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT BETWEEN COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
01302007D001 DEED OF DEDICATION BY BERNARDO L. MASCARENAZ AND DEBRA ANN RUYBAL FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
01302007D002 DEED OF DEDICATION BY DARRELL D. PLACE AND CONNIE J. PLACE FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
01302007D003 DEED OF DEDICATION BY NOLAN J. DOESKEN AND M. KATHERINE CORWIN FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY
01302007R001 LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 211 AND 213 OF GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS SUBDIVISON 12TH FILING
01302007R002 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 50 AND 73 IN COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES SUBDIVISION
01302007R003 LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 12 AND 13 OF CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION 15TH FILING AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION
01302007R004 LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 53 AND 54 OF HORSETOOTH LAKE ESTATES
01302007R005 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 4 AND A PORTION OF LOT 5 TRACT 2 IN BIG ELK MEADOWS SUBDIVISION
01302007R006 LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 14 AND 15 OF CEDAR SPRINGS SUBDIVISION 2ND FILING AND EASEMENT VACATION
01302007R007 LARIMER COUNTY ROAD NAMING AND SITE ADDRESSING SYSTEM RESOLUTION
MISCELLANEOUS: Six Month Report for Treasurer’s Office; Annual Certification of Larimer County Road Mileage to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following liquor licenses were approved and issued: Masonville Store – 3.2% Beer Retail – Masonville; Inlet Bay Marina – 3.2% Beer Retail – Fort Collins.
Motion carried 2-0.
5. RECOGNIZE COUNTY STAFF WHO IMPLEMENTED THE LARIMER COUNTY VISION STATEMENT POSTER: Mr. Gluckman stated that a committee was assigned to design a county poster that would be placed in conference rooms in all county facilities. Today, Sandy Werkmeister, Sonja Isakson, Deni LaRue, and Dave Mosher were recognized for their efforts in creating the county vision statement posters.
At this time, Carol Block, Finance Department, took a moment to introduce Sally Alexander, the new manager of the Risk Management Department, to the Board.
6. INFORMATIONAL REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPING FOR THE TAFT HILL/VINE DRIVE ROUNDABOUT: Mr. Peterson explained that the Taft Hill Road capital improvement project will improve Taft Hill from approximately LaPorte Avenue to the Poudre River Bridge in northwest Fort Collins. The project includes construction of a modern roundabout at the intersection of Taft Hill and Vine Drive which was approved by the Board of County Commissioners in September 2006. One of the ancillary reasons for choosing the roundabout over the signalized intersection was the potential for aesthetic improvements. The design team contracted with the local landscaping design firm of BHA Design to develop a landscaping plan within specific constraints such as underground utilities, grading, sight distance, roundabout function, cost, maintenance requirements, etc. Angie Melusky, of BHA Design, explained that they were committed to creating landscaping that was low maintenance, visually appealing, and fit the foothills theme. Staff presented the roundabout landscape design to the Board.
7. DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL STAFFING FOR THE CHILD WELFARE IMAGING PROJECT: Mr. Rathgeber stated that the Department of Human Services would like to hire two full-time employees (FTE’s) to implement and maintain the Child Welfare Imaging Project. The department has budgeted for the approximate cost of the imaging, and an estimation of documents to be imaged was completed at the end of November, which indicated that two staff members would be needed to handle the project. He stated that they will move dollars from the original budgeted expense to the personnel section of the imaging unit budget.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve adding two additional FTE’s to implement and maintain the Child Welfare Imaging Project.
Motion carried 2-0.
8. COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL STAFFING FOR PRETRIAL SERVICES TO ADDRESS BONDING REQUIREMENTS FOR LARIMER COUNTY DETENTION CENTER AND THE COURTS: Mr. Ferrando explained that the requirements and practices related to bonding arrestees has recently changed. The sheriff’s deputies historically set bonds, but do not have access to the data systems necessary to confirm the information required by the courts. Since implementation of this process, the number of defendant interviews has increased significantly, and the bonds set by pretrial staff have increased from 200 per year to 200 per month. This had caused a backlog and security issue within the Larimer County Detention Center (LCDC), requiring significant overtime from pretrial staff to meet the demand. Community Corrections is requesting an additional 6.5 full-time employees (FTE’s) to meet the new needs of the department. Approval to carry over funds was given at the budget hearing which would fund three FTE’s. It is the request of staff to set aside funding from criminal justice issues to accommodate 3.5 additional FTE’s. Mr. Ferrando stated that there would be an initial cost to the county to fund the 3.5 new FTE’s, but the cost will be counter balanced by the savings in cost of housing defendants in LCDC. Chair Pro-Tem Rennels requested that staff monitor the savings that would be acquired with the addition of 3.5 FTE’s.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the carryover of 2006 funds and approve funds set aside for criminal justice issues to allow for a total of 6.5 FTE for pretrial services to address bonding requirements for Larimer County Detention Center and the courts.
Motion carried 2-0.
9. WORKSESSION: There were no worksession items to discuss.
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 ended at 10:15 a.m.
KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR PRO-TEM
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Kristen L. Romary, Deputy Clerk