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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, March 5, 2007

 

 

There was no Land Use Hearing today.

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#28 & #29)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager.  Chair Wagner presided, and Commissioner Gibson was present.  Also present were:  Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager; Casey Stewart, Planning Department; Dale Miller, Road and Bridge Department; Kathryn Rowe, Purchasing Department; Kathy Snell, Health and Human Services Department; Joe Ferrando, Community Corrections Department; and Kristen Romary, Deputy Clerk.

 

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENT:  Al Bacceli, county resident, asked why such large bonuses were awarded to staff members of the Sheriff’s Office.  He stated that the bonuses came directly from taxpayer money, and he wanted to know what the Commissioners were going to do to ensure that this type of county spending does not occur again in the future.  At this time Mr. Lancaster clarified some information previously reported incorrectly in the newspaper.    

 

Wayne Gentry, member of Elk Meadows HOA, asked the Board for support in changing County Road 179 from a Level 6 road to a Level 5 road.  The change in road level would ensure that the road is maintained throughout the year by the county.  Mr. Miller, Road and Bridge Department, explained that the county is aware of the issues on County Road 179 and staff will continue to be in contact with Mr. Gentry. 

 

Buz Engelman, county resident, had several questions and comments regarding the sale of county owned floodplain property in the Big Thompson Canyon.  He stated that the cost for residents to purchase the property was much higher than originally expected.  Mr. Engelman also said that he didn’t see why residents would want to purchase property that had not been surveyed.  In his opinion, the floodplain property has not been divided properly, and the process for acquiring property is difficult to manage.

 

Jeff Moorman, owner of Al’s Canyon Grill, explained that he would like to begin offering outdoor music again at the Canyon Grill, on a limited basis.  He stated that there were plans to plant trees along the west to help mitigate the noise.  Chair Wagner suggested that Mr. Moorman begin the process by contacting the Clerk and Recording Department in order to schedule a liquor license hearing.

 

Bill Gilbert, resident of Red Feather Lakes, asked that the Board release work product documents related to the Middle Bald Mountain communication site.  He explained that these documents were available for residents to view at a public work session, but have since been deemed confidential.  Mr. Gilbert stated that he has addressed the Board regarding this issue before and is disappointed by the lack of response from the county.  Mr. Lancaster said that he is waiting for a response from the county attorney regarding this issue. 

 

 

2.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 26, 2007:

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of February 26, 2007.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

3.  REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 12, 2007The Board reviewed and discussed the upcoming schedule with Ms. Hart. 

 

 

4.  CONSENT AGENDA:  Mr. Lancaster asked that the Board pull Resolution 03062007R002 from the Consent Agenda, in order to discuss it later in the meeting. 

 

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 March 6, 2007:

 

03062007A001           PURCHASE OF WATER RIGHTS AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND JAY D. STONER

 

03062007A002           ADDENDUM NUMBER 4 TO LARIMER COUNTY: COLORADO RURAL SITE ADDRESSING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PHASE II AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY AND SPATIAL DATA RESEARCH

 

03062007A003           CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION

 

03062007D001           DEED OF DEDICATION BY TIM L. STANTON AND RENATE M. STANTON OF SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

03062007D002           DEED OF DEDICATION BY IMOGENE S. PETERSEN, OWEN B. STEWARD AND STEVEN BLAIN STEWARD, LARIMER COUNTY, AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

03062007D003           DEED OF DEDICATION BY JACQUES RIEUX FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

03062007D004           DEED OF DEDICATION BY NATHANIEL J. LAKE FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

03062007D005           DEED OF DEDICATION BY NANCY ANN FREEMAN AND SCOTT ELDRIDGE WALKER FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

03062007R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDED PLAT AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION FOR CEDAR SPRINGS 2ND FILING, BLOCK 3, LOTS 11 AND 12

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Department of Human Services Payments for January 2007.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor licenses were approved and issued:  Gateway Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Loveland; Hilltop General Store LLC – 3.2% Beer Retail – Red Feather Lakes; Hilltop General Store – Retail Liquor Store – Red Feather Lakes; Ruffles 3, DBA Wally’s Restaurant & Lounge – Tavern – Fort Collins; Yukon Bar & Grille – Tavern – Loveland. 

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

5.  APPOINTMENTS TO THE RED FEATHER MOUNTAIN LIBRARY DISTRICT:  Chair Wagner explained that there are two openings on the Board due to two terms that expired at the end of 2006.  It was recommended that Pat Nelson and Sean Conneely be appointed to fill these vacancies. 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Pat Nelson and Sean Conneely to the Red Feather Mountain Library District.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

6.  APPOINTMENTS TO THE FORT COLLINS REGIONAL LIBRARY BOARD:  Chair Wagner explained that over 60 applications were submitted to fill seven positions for the Fort Collins Regional Library Board of Trustees.  Seventeen candidates were interviewed, and seven applicants were selected to fill positions on the Board.  The candidates chosen by the selection committee and recommended for ratification by the full City Council and the Commissioners are: Nina Bodenhammer, Robin Gard, Michelle Kalkowski, John Knezovich, Mike Liggett, Mary Robertson, and Robert Viscount. 

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments of Nina Bodenhammer, Robin Gard, Michelle Kalkowski, John Knezovich, Mike Liggett, Mary Robertson, and Robert Viscount to the Fort Collins Regional Library District as Board of Trustees.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

7.  W.O.L.F. ANNUAL UPDATE AND SKETCH PLAN FEE WAIVER:  Mr. Stewart said that the organization known as Wolves Offered Life and Friendship (WOLF) was approved to operate a wolf/dog hybrid rescue.  A condition of approval requires that an annual update from the Planning Department be presented to the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Stewart explained that WOLF has submitted a sketch plan application as part of a proposed expansion of the facility’s capacity from 30 dogs to 60 dogs.  The organization seeks exemption from the application fee for a sketch plan review totaling $800.  Mr. Stewart stated that staff does not support the exemption of $800 for the sketch plan review.  He said that if the fee is waived, the county will have to incur the cost of processing the sketch plan review instead of the applicant.  Chair Wagner and Commissioner Gibson agreed to deny the request to waive the sketch plan fee.

 

 

8.  APPOINTMENTS TO PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (PID) #36 BONNELL WEST AND PID #32 CHARLES HEIGHTS ADVISORY BOARDS:  Chair Wagner stated that three applications have been submitted for the three vacancies on both the PID #36 Bonnell West and PID #32 Charles Heights advisory boards.  The Board approves the appointment of B. Kent Bosch, Ronald Duell, Kevin Foley, and John Hebert to a 4-year term beginning March 6, 2007, and ending March 5, 2011; and Kurt Oliver and Douglas Hill appointed to a 3-year term beginning March 6, 2007, and ending March 5, 2010.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointments of Kent Bosch, Ronald Duell and Kurt Oliver to the Charles Heights PID advisory board; and Kevin Foley, John Hebert and Douglas Hill to the Bonnell West PID advisory board.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

9.  APPOINTMENT TO THE LAPORTE AREA PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  The Board approved the appointment of Ed Ott to a 2-year term beginning March 6, 2007, and ending June 30, 2009 in order to fill an unexpired term.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Ed Ott to the Laporte Area Planning Advisory Committee to fill an unexpired term through June 30, 2009.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 

10.  HIGHLIGHTS OF PURCHASING ACTIVITIES:  Ms. Rowe gave an overview of some of the purchasing activities that have taken place over the past year.  She discussed the ability of county employees to order office supplies online from Office Depot.  Also highlighted in her presentation was a grant from the Department of Local Affairs to clean up a tire dump site, the creation of the Salud Family Health Center in Estes Park, and the implementation of the recycling committee.

 

 

11.  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:  Mr. Gluckman asked Commissioner Gibson to meet with Scott Doyle, the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder, to discuss Senate Bill 45.

 

 

12.  WORKSESSION:  Mr. Lancaster talked about the Elk Management Plan which involves the culling of the elk herd in and around Estes Park.  Discussions pertaining to the overpopulation of the elk herd have been handled at the state and federal level, excluding park, town, and county officials from the decision making process.  Mr. Lancaster said that the Town of Estes Park asks that letters be drafted to Governor Bill Ritter, the Wildlife Commission, and the Congressional Delegation asking that all parties affected be involved in the decision making process.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a letter and authorize the Chair to sign.

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Next, Mr. Lancaster provided an update on the City of Fort Collins’ Urban Renewal proposals and the financial impact on Larimer County.

 

Finally, Mr. Lancaster explained that the Larimer County Health and Human Services Department along with Community Corrections will be entering an agreement with the state Department of Transportation for the provision of public transportation services in nonurbanized areas of the county.  Ms. Snell, and Mr. Ferrando explained that the county will be responsible for matching funds of $11,527.

 

M O T I O N

Commissioner Gibson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve Resolution 03062007R002 Authorizing the Board to Enter into an Agreement with the State Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Development, for the Provision of Public Transportation Services in Nonurban Areas. 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

03062007R002           RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOARD CHAIR/PRESIDENT TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION DEVELOPMENT, FOR THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN NONURBANIZED AREAS

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

The meeting ended at 10:55 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

KAREN A. WAGNER, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 _________________________________

Kristen L. Romary, Deputy Clerk

 

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