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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, December 15, 2008

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

(#36)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioner Rennels was present.  Also present were: Donna Hart and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Eric Fried, Tom Garton and Karlin Goggin, Building Department; Traci Shambo, Engineering Department; Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; Brenda Gimeson, Russ Legg and Larry Timm, Planning Department;  Jeannette Haag, Assistant County Attorney;  and Melissa Lohry, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gibson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance and asked for public comment on the County Budget, Land Use Code or Rubbish Ordinance.  No one from the audience addressed the Board regarding any of these topics.

 

1.         ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARDS:   This year, the County’s Environmental Advisory Board received 25 nominations for the 14th Annual Environmental Stewardship Awards.  The following five programs were recognized for being innovative, proactive and demonstrating exceptional effort and concern for stewardship of the environment in Larimer County.

           

a.         Big Thompson Watershed Forum’s Volunteer Monitoring Program, for their collaboration with community volunteers to collect water samples.  The Big Thompson Watershed is crucial for providing water for drinking, agriculture, recreation and natural habitat.  Water samples collected as a result of this program allow the forum to compare sample results with water quality standards and to identify water quality trends within the watershed.  The volunteer monitoring program also increases community awareness and understanding of watershed issues and the importance of good stewardship.  The result is an effective blend of science and community involvement that benefits the Big Thompson River. 

 

b.         FortZED Task Group of UniverCity Connections, for their success in organizing a diverse group of public and private entities around the goal of creating a net zero energy district.  The goal of FortZED is to create a district where all of the energy used is created locally via sustainable non-polluting sources such as wind and solar that provide for long term stewardship of the environment by reducing carbon emissions produced through traditional energy production.  A combination of technology, education, financing, and most of all, commitment will be needed in order to achieve success.  While the complexity of the work ahead should not be underestimated, the task group represents unprecedented grassroots community collaboration aimed at one of the most important issues of our time.

 

c.         Jim Reidhead, for an important body of work that includes both environmental and historic preservation.  Jim was instrumental in the creation of the 1,600-acre Phantom Canyon under the Nature Conservancy.  That model for success was expanded during his tenure as director of the County’s Rural Land Use Center.   Under that program, more than 11,000-acres have been protected using voluntary agreements with landowners who develop a small portion of their property in exchange for preserving large tracts of valuable natural resources and agricultural lands.  The skills necessary to accomplish these tasks include technical knowledge about environmental values, an understanding of legal conservation practices, and exceptional personal skills to develop good relations with land owners.  Jim also has a record of accomplishment in renovation and historic preservation efforts in Old Town Fort Collins.  The results of Jim’s dedication and skill will benefit the community far into the future.

 

d.         Darlene Halvorsen, for her work with River Watch at Loveland High School.  Science teacher Darlene Halvorsen coordinates the activities of the River Watch Club with weekly meetings that center around monitoring the biological, chemical and physical health of the Big Thompson Watershed.  The River Watch students perform monthly water analyses at designated river locations and share their information with the Colorado Division of Wildlife.  They also organize river cleanup events and provide educational presentations.  The nomination received for this award notes that “Mrs. Halvorsen has been the driving force behind River Watch at the school for 9 years.  She devotes countless hours organizing and planning activities for River Watch.  In addition, she sets an outstanding example of being a responsible steward in how she lives her life and gives back so much to others.  Her passion for preserving the environment and teaching others truly sets her apart”. 

 

c.         Legacy Land Trust, for their efforts that have resulted in the conservation of 25,000-acres of important lands since the trust’s founding in 1993.  The Legacy Land Trust is a non-profit organization which works with local land owners, the community, and local government to conserve important wildlife habitat, farm and ranch lands and scenic areas in Larimer, Weld and Jackson Counties.   All of the conservation easements held by the trust were negotiated as a result of voluntary agreements with willing landowners.  The emphasis in these situations is on maintaining a trust and mutual dialogue.  The Legacy Land Trust has demonstrated that they have the technical, management and personal skills necessary to partner with our region on these important conservation projects. 

 

Representatives from each of the programs were recognized presented with a plaque by the Commissioners.

 

2.         DEEP WATER METRO DISTRICT 1 & 2, FILE #06-G0108:  Staff requested that the following item be tabled until 3:00 p.m. on July 20, 2009, in accordance with the wishes of the applicant.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners table the “Deep Water Metro District 1 & 2, file #06-G0108,” until 3:00 p.m. on July 20, 2009.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

Chair Gibson noted that the following items were on consent and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff, or members of the audience.

 

3.         JOHNSON-LEUTHOLD MINOR SUBDIVISION LOTS 1 & 2 AMENDED PLAT:  This is a request to adjust the common lot line between two existing lots.  The owner desires to adjust the lot line to allow future additions to the dwelling on the southern lot, thus the request to “push” the lot line further north. 

 

Neither lot meets the minimum one-acre lot size for the “E-1” district; therefore, both lots are currently non-conforming.  This proposal would equalize the lot sizes, and would ensure existing buildings meet setback requirements.

 

This proposal complies with applicable sections of the Estes Valley Development Code; therefore, staff recommends approval of the requested Amended Plat of the Johnson-Leuthold Boundary Line Adjustment subject to the conditions listed below:

 

  1. Pursuant to C.R.S.30-28-110, sub-section 4(a), “no plat for subdivided land shall be approved by the Board of County Commissioners unless at the time of the approval of platting the subdivider provides the certification of the county treasurer’s office that all ad valorem taxes applicable to such subdivided land, for years prior to that year in which approval is granted, have been paid.”

 

  1. This proposal complies with applicable sections of the Estes Valley Development Code.

 

  1. This request has been submitted to all applicable reviewing agency staff for consideration and comment.  No significant issues or concerns were expressed by reviewing staff relative to code compliance or the provision of public services.

 

  1. Within sixty (60) days of the Board’s approval of the amended plat, the developer shall submit the final plat for recording.  If the amended plat is not submitted for recording within this sixty-day time period, the approval shall automatically lapse and be null and void.

 

4.         CHARLES HEIGHTS 2ND AMENDED FILING OF THE 1ST ADDITION LOTS 52 & 54 AMENDED PLAT:  This is a request to combine two lots of record into a single lot of record.  There is an existing single-family dwelling on Lot 54 (the southern lot), and Lot 52 is currently undeveloped.  The septic system serving Lot 54 is located on Lot 52.  The applicant proposes to combine these lots and vacate a utility easement that currently straddles the two lots along the intervening lot line. 

 

Staff recommends approval of the requested Amended Plat of Lots 52 and 54 Second Amended Filing of the First Addition to Charles Heights subject to the following conditions:

 

a.         Pursuant to C.R.S.30-28-110, sub-section 4(a), “no plat for subdivided land shall be approved by the Board of County Commissioners unless at the time of the approval of platting the subdivider provides the certification of the county treasurer’s office that all ad valorem taxes applicable to such subdivided land, for years prior to that year in which approval is granted, have been paid.”

 

b.         This proposal complies with applicable sections of the Estes Valley Development Code.

 

c.         This request has been submitted to all applicable reviewing agency staff for consideration and comment.  No significant issues or concerns were expressed by reviewing staff relative to code compliance or the provision of public services.

 

d.         Within sixty (60) days of the Board’s approval of the amended plat, the developer shall submit the final plat for recording.  If the amended plat is not submitted for recording within this sixty-day time period, the approval shall automatically lapse and be null and void.

 

5.         PONDEROSA LANE EASEMENT VACATION:  This is a request to vacate a 10-foot wide utility easement that was originally platted around the perimeter of the lot, as is standard practice.  When the house was built in 1979, portions of the dwelling and detached garage were located within the easement.  The applicant, who recently purchased the property, wishes to vacate this easement.  This vacation request has been agreed to by all relevant utility providers (Town of Estes Park electric/water, Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Qwest, Public Service, and Cable).  This request has also been sent to adjoining property owners, who have not expressed any opposition.  Easements will be retained on all other property lines, and there is a 10-foot wide public utility easement adjacent to this lot line on the neighboring property.

 

Because all utility providers have agreed in writing to vacate, and no surrounding property owners have objected, and because vacating this easement would help alleviate non-conformity of the property, staff recommends approval of this vacation request.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Consent Agenda for December 15, 2008.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

6.         CONTRACTOR LICENSING:  This item includes two requests.  The first request is for adoption of a resolution establishing a program in the County Building Department to License Building Contractors Conducting Business in unincorporated Larimer County, Code of Larimer County, Chapter 10, Article VIII.  The second request is for the adoption of a Contractor License Fee Schedule, contingent upon approval of the first request.

 

In 2007, the State of Colorado passed legislation that enabled Counties to adopt contractor licensing programs. In a December 2007 work session, the Commissioners directed staff to prepare such a program for the Board’s consideration.  Staff met with both contractors and citizens in two focus group sessions in early 2008.  Based upon input received in those focus group sessions, a review of other jurisdiction’s contractor licensing programs, and assistance from the County Attorney’s office, a resolution was drafted.  Following another work session with the Commissioners on September 22, 2008, staff solicited comments on the draft resolution from area contractors.  On November 12, 2008, the (Building) Board of Appeals met to consider and make recommendations regarding the proposed Building Contractor Licensing Program. 

 

Staff recommends approval of the resolution establishing a program in the County Building Department for Licensing Building Contractors Conducting Business in unincorporated Larimer County, as well as, approval of the Contractor License Fee Schedule.

 

Michael Menard and Loni Sheldon spoke against the resolution because, as contractors working primarily in the Estes Valley, they have experience meeting the stringent processes and procedures already established by the town of Estes Park.  Both voiced concern about having to abide by yet another set of rules and regulations and, therefore, suggested an exemption from the proposed program for contractors working in the Estes Valley.

 

Harry Poehlmann and Jeff Schneider both spoke in favor of the resolution because they felt the requirements would protect business owners, employees and consumers.

 

Chair Gibson voiced support of an exemption for contractors working in the Estes Valley for a period of two years to evaluate the need for the requirements.

 

Commissioner Rennels voiced concern with such an exemption.

 

With Chair Gibson and Commissioner Rennels voicing opposing positions, Commissioner Rennels suggested the item be tabled until such a time that all three Commissioners are present.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners table “Contractor Licensing” until 3:00 p.m. on January 5, 2009.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

7.         FORT COLLINS DRY DOCK MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW, FILE #08-Z1688:  This item includes three separate requests.  The first request is for a Minor Special Review to allow an outdoor storage facility for boats, RV’s and similar vehicles that does not comply with the screening requirements of Section 4.3.3.H of the Land Use Code. The second request is an appeal to Section 8.6.3.C, a requirement to pave the parking areas. And finally, the third request is an appeal to Section 8.6.2.C.1.b of the Land Use Code, and 1.9.2.B.3.c.2.b and c of the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards, a requirement to pave the entrance road to the proposed facility.

 

The subject property contains one legally existing indoor storage building that is situated in the southern 1/3 of the site.  However, the remainder of the property is encumbered by the outdoor storage of boats, RV’s and other automobiles, which is considered an illegal use of the site until an appropriate development review application is approved for such activities.  Access to the property is from Taft Hill Road via an access easement across the northern end of the Mercy Housing property.  The site is surrounded on three sides by residential development and to the south by the Habitat for Humanity retail center.  The site is flat with drainage flowing from southwest to northeast.

 

Current code states that outdoor storage areas must be outside the sight triangle at any driveway or intersection as determined by the Urban Area Street Standards or the Rural Area Road Standards. Outdoor storage areas must also be located outside any parking, traffic circulation, right of way or landscaping area that serves the site with emergency access lanes around and through the outdoor storage areas. And finally, outdoor storage areas must be effectively screened from adjacent properties located outside the area that is zoned C-Commercial or I or I-1 Industrial.

 

The application materials for this request would suggest that the outdoor storage of boats, RV’s and other vehicles is not a new use to this property.  Staff concurs as applications for outdoor storage on the site have been submitted but without approvals, and it was not until 2007 that outdoor storage was even allowed in the C (Commercial) zone district.  Therefore, until Larimer County adopted the code amendments allowing outdoor storage as a principle use in the C (Commercial) Zone District, this use was not even allowed here.  Furthermore, since the adoption of the Larimer County Land Use Code in 2000 Special Exception applications for such uses have not been allowed inside the boundaries of a Growth Management Area (GMA) boundary. 

 

Staff supports an outdoor storage facility use on the proposed site, but given the context of the area surrounding the site (residential), the request is not supported without the provision of screening.  Furthermore, staff does not support the appeals to paving the parking drive isles or the entry drive as suggested by the application, but does support deviation from the standards as outlined earlier in this report.

 

Staff recommends that the Board of County Commissioners deny the Fort Collins Dry Dock Minor Special Review, file #08-Z1688, to allow an outdoor storage facility without complying with the requirements for screening.

 

Staff recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve in part the appeal to Section 8.6.3.C.1 regarding paving the parking lot, file #08-Z1688, by requiring that only 12-foot access drive isles for the storage lot be paved and the parking space be allowed to be of a compacted gravel surface; as well as the appeal to Section 1.9.2.B.3.c.2.b of the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards regarding paving access drive, file #08-Z1688 by requiring that a 20-foot wide paved drive with graded shoulders for storm water drainage be constructed from Taft Hill Road to the entrance of the site, but not curb, gutter or sidewalks.

 

The applicant, Brad Koontz, addressed the Board and stated all of the recommendations made by staff would require a significant amount of money to be invested in the property.

 

Commissioner Rennels suggested the applicant be required to fence the west and north perimeters of the property, as well as the portion of the eastern perimeter that contains storage spaces using a six-foot tall chain link fence with slats.

 

Mr. Koontz agreed to this suggestion.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve, in part, the Fort Collins Dry Dock Minor Special Review,  file #08-Z1688 to allow an outdoor storage facility without complying with the requirements for screening by requiring a six-foot tall chain link fence with slats to be constructed along the west and north perimeters of the property, as well as the portion of the eastern perimeter that contains storage spaces.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve, in part, the Fort Collins Dry Dock appeal to Section 8.6.3.C.1 regarding paving the parking lot, file #08-Z1688, by requiring that only 12-foot access drive isles for the storage lot be paved and the parking space be allowed to be of a compacted gravel surface.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

 M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve, in part, the Fort Collins Dry Dock appeal to Section 1.9.2.B.3.c.2.b of the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards regarding paving access drive, file #08-Z1688, by requiring that a 20-foot wide paved drive with graded shoulders for storm water drainage be constructed from Taft Hill Road to the entrance of the site, but not curb, gutter, sidewalks be required.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

(#37)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Eubanks and Rennels were present.  Also present were:  Donna Hart and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Charles Johnson, Bill Gleiforst, Jerry White and Martina Wilkinson, Engineering Department;  Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department;  Darlene Huang, Adrienne LeBailly, Deirdre Sullivan and Janna West-Kowalski, Health Department; Gary Buffington and K-Lynn Cameron, Natural Resources Department;  Jill Bennett and Linda Hoffman, Planning Department;  Marc Engemoen, Department of Public Works; Bob Herrfeld, Director of Fairgrounds and Event Center;  George Haas, County Attorney; and Melissa Lohry, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:  Dr. Cory Carroll of Foothills Family Care, and Dr. Bruce Cooper, Medical Director for the Health District of Northern Larimer County, addressed the Board and discussed the importance of tobacco cessation.  Both doctors discussed the influence of advertising and promotions on children and young adult’s decision to begin regular tobacco use.  The doctors requested that the Board set a precedence and an example by restricting the distribution of free or discounted tobacco products on county operated grounds.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8, 2008: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of December 8, 2008.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 22, 2008:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for December 16, 2008:

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petition for Abatement was presented for approval: General Electric Capital Corp.

 

12162008A001           CONTRACT AMENDMENT #1 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

12162008A002           DRAINAGE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND CRYSTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES, INC.

 

12162008A003           SUPPORT TO OTHER ENTITIES FUND COUNTRACT #CPP010-2009 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION AND NORTH RANGE BRHAVIORAL HEALTH

 

12162008A004           SUPPORT TO OTHER ENTITIES FUND COUNTRACT #CPP011-2009 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE HEALTH AND THE LARIMER CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH

 

12162008A005           GRANT AGREEMENT FOR COLORADO FRONT RANGE TRAIL AND TRAIL HEAD AT RIVER BLUFFS BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE BOARD OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO TRUST FUND

 

12162008D001           DEED OF DEDICATION BY JOSEPH D. LORENZ JR. FOR 65TH STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY

 

12162008D002           DEED OF DEDICATION BY JAMES E. GEIST AND DONNA L. GEIST FOR SAID PROPERTY AS A PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

12162008D003           DEED OF DEDICATION BY PETER M. STEPPEL AND MARY ELAINE STEPPEL OF SAID PROPERTY AS PUBLIC HIGHWAY

 

12162008R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE RIGHT-OF-WAY VACATION IN LOT 99 OF CRYSTAL LAKES 3RD FILING

 

12162008R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 1 AND 2 IN HILDERMAN MLD

 

12162008R003           RESOLUTION RELEASEING LOT SALE PROHIBITION ON LOT 1 OF THE FOX GLADE RURAL LAND USE PLAN 07-S2740

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Department of Human Services Payment for September 2008.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:           The following licenses were approved and/or issued: Gateway Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Loveland; and Mountain Vista Greens – Optional Premises – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         POLICY LIMITING DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO AND TOBACCO RELATED PRODUCTS ON COUNTY PROPERTY:  Given that the county is involved in tobacco education and cessation, the distribution of free or discounted tobacco and tobacco products by vendors on county lands has been deemed inconsistent with the policies and objectives of Larimer County.  Therefore, staff crafted a resolution that establishes policies against the free or nominal cost distribution of cigarettes, tobacco products, coupons, industry incentives or promotional items on any property owned, leased, or rented by Larimer County, with exceptions for retail establishments on county property and private events on county property that are not open to the public.

 

Mr. Herrfeld addressed the Board and expressed gratitude towards staff for drafting the resolution in such a way that provided clear and concise guidelines for the way in which he is to conducts business at The Ranch, as well as potential vendors.

 

Commissioner Rennels stated she was comfortable approving the resolution at this time and Chair Gibson agreed.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Larimer County Policy and Procedure for the Limitation of Free or Nominal Cost Distribution of Tobacco Related Products on Property Owned by Larimer County and at County Sponsored Events.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.         RE-APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY FORESTER AS THE COUNTY PEST INSPECTOR:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the re-appointment of Dave Lentz as the County Pest Inspector as required by the Pest Control Act.   

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

7.         POLICY FOR GRANTING EASEMENTS ON COUNTY-OWNED OR COUNTY-MANAGED OPEN SPACE:  Staff drafted a policy for granting easements on county owned or county managed open space to provide consistency in addressing the increasing number of requests for easements across these properties for utilities, access, drainage, etcetera. The drafted policy also provides guidance for those applying for easements and assistance to the Board of County Commissioners and Open Lands Advisory Board in making decisions about granting easements.

 

Commissioner Rennels felt the policy could better reflect a willingness to accommodate requests of this nature.  She also suggested the policy include an exception for easements to be granted to at the digression of the Commissioners. 

 

The Board directed staff to make the changes requested by Commissioner Rennels and present the amended policy at a later date.

 

8.         IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOW COST TRANSPORTATION SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM:  Staff proposed a Low Cost Transportation Safety Improvement Program aimed at finding and implementing low cost solutions to reduce, the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents in unincorporated Larimer County.  These solutions could include modifications or improvements to road signs, pavement markings, changes to roadway configurations, etcetera. The program will also include providing the public with a way to contact staff and alert them to dangerous situations by email or other means.  The annual budget for the program will be $60,000.  

 

The Board supported the program and directed staff to move forward with implementation.      

 

9.         REVIEW OF COMMENT LETTER FOR NORTH I-25 DRAFT EIS:  Staff presented a draft letter containing the Commissioners’ responses to the North I-25 Draft Environmental Impact Statement released by the Colorado Department of Transportation for review in November.  

 

Overall, the Board was pleased with the letter and corresponding packet of information assembled by staff.  The Board directed staff to make some minor changes and then submit the letter and information to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

 

10.       HORSE FACILITY STUDY PROCESS AND SCHEDULE:  Ms. Hoffman proposed a process to examine the county’s regulations for horse boarding stables, riding arenas and equine event centers.  In addition, she presented a schedule for the study with completion planned for December 2009.

 

The Board directed Ms. Hoffman to move forward with the proposed study procedure and schedule.

 

11.       INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT REGARDING ALLOCATION OF TAX INCREMENT REVENUES:  Chip Steiner, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority and Attorney, Lucia Liley met with the Board to present an intergovernmental agreement between the Board of County Commissioners, the City of Fort Collins, and the Fort Collins Colorado Downtown Development Authority (DDA).  Once in place, the agreement allocates 100% of the property taxes levied by the county for specific developments within the boundary of the DDA to the DDA Tax Increment Fund, as described in C.R.S. §31-25-807(3)(a).

 

The Board reviewed the agreement and suggested that the agreement be modified to separate the development projects that require 100% of tax dollars collected by the county be allocated to the DDA from those that would require only a percentage of the tax dollars collected by the county be allocated to the DDA.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Intergovernmental Agreement Regarding Allocation of Tax Increment Revenues with the modifications and adjustments suggested during the meeting.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12.       COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman requested the Board’s approval to submit proxies requested by Colorado Counties Inc. (CIC) in the same manner as last year.

 

The Board approved Mr. Gluckman’s request.

 

13.       COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORT:  The Board discussed the events they attended during the previous week. 

 

14.       LEGAL MATTERS:  Mr. Haas requested the Board go into Executive Session for personnel matters.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session for personnel matters as outlined in 24-6-402-(4)(f) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Board came out of Executive Session for personnel matters and Mr. Haas requested the Board go into Executive Session for the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of any real or personal property interest.

 

M O T I O N 

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session for the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of any real or personal property interest as outlined in 24-6-402-(4)(a) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008

 

BUDGET ADOPTION HEARING

(#37)

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 1:30 p.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Gibson presided and Commissioners Eubanks and Rennels were present.  Also present were: Robert Keister, Neil Gluckman, Deni LaRue and Cheryl Miget, Commissioners’ Office; Gael Cookman and Melissa Lohry, Deputy Clerks.

 

Mr. Keister explained that the purpose of the hearing was to approve the 2008 Amended Budget, to adopt the proposed 2009 budget and set Mill Levies.  Mr. Keister noted that the 2008 budget would be revised by $64,833,081; with the net effect on the ending 2008 balance being a $6,546,023 increase to the reserve account.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution to amend the 2008 budget and transfer and appropriate monies of the County of Larimer, Colorado.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12182008R001           NOTICE AND RESOLUTION TO TRANSFER FUNDS AND AMEND BUDGET

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution to set mill levies for the County of Larimer, Colorado, for the calendar year commencing on the first day of January, 2009, and ending on the last day of December, 2009.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution to adopting a budget for the County of Larimer, Colorado, for the calendar year commencing on the first day of January, 2009, and ending on the last day of December, 2009.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12182008R002           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolutions adopting a budget and setting mill levies for the calendar year commencing on the first day of January, 2009, and ending on the last day of December, 2009 for said entities.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12182008R003           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PEST CONTROL DISTRICT

 

12182008R004           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE PUBLIC TRUSTEE OF LARIMER COUNTY

 

12182008R005           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #42 COTTONWOOD SHORES

 

12182008R006           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #37 TERRY COVE

 

12182008R007           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #40 PARAGON ESTATES

 

12182008R008           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #38 CENTRO BUSINESS PARK

 

12182008R009           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #36 BONNELL WEST

 

12182008R010           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #35 BRUNS

 

12182008R011           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #34 MOUNTAIN RANGE SHADOWS

 

12182008R012           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #33 PRAIRIE TRAILS

 

12182008R013           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #32 CHARLES HEIGHTS

 

12182008R014           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #31 FOOTHILLS SHADOW

 

12182008R015           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #30 POUDRE OVERLOOK

 

12182008R016           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #29 VINE DRIVE

 

12182008R017           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #28 TROTWOOD

 

12182008R018           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #27 CROWN POINT

 

12182008R019           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #26 EAGLE RANCH ESTATES

 

12182008R020           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #25 ESTES PARK ESTATES

 

12182008R021           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #24 WESTRIDGE

 

12182008R022           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #23 EAGLE ROCK RANCHES

 

12182008R023           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #22 SADDLEBACK

 

12182008R024           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #21 SOLAR RIDGE

 

12182008R025           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #20 PTARMIGAN 

 

12182008R026           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY PID #19 HIGHLAND HILLS

 

12182008R027           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #18 VENNER RANCH

 

12182008R028           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #17 COUNTRY MEADOWS

 

12182008R029           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #16 KITCHELL SUBDIVISION

 

12182008R030           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #15 SKYVIEW SOUTH

 

12182008R031           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #14 LITTLE VALLEY ROAD

 

12182008R032           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #13A RED FEATHER

 

12182008R033           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #12 CLUB ESTATES

 

12182008R034           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #11 MEADOWDALE HILLS

 

12182008R035           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #10 HOMESTEAD ESTATES

 

12182008R036           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #8 NAMAQUA HILLS

 

12182008R037           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #4 CARRIAGE HILLS

 

12182008R038           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #2 PINEWOOD SPRINGS

 

12182008R039           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #1 IMPERIAL ESTATES

 

12182008R040           RESOLUTION TO ADOPT 2009 BUDGET AND SET LEVIES FOR THE LARIMER COUNTY GID #1991-1 ARAPAHOE PINES

 

Chair Gibson expressed concern over approving expenditures for funds that are available for the 2009 calendar year but will not be available the following years.  Specifically, he was uncomfortable approving an increase in personnel during 2009, when he is confident positions will need to be eliminated during the following years.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution appropriating sums of money to the various funds and spending agencies for the County of Larimer, Colorado, for the calendar year commencing on the first day of January, 2009, and ending on the last day of December, 2009.

 

Motion carried 2-1, Chair Gibson dissenting.

 

12182008R041           RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE SUMS OF MONEY FOR 2009

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Eubanks moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a resolution designating ending fund balances for the County of Larimer, Colorado, for the calendar year commencing on the first day of January, 2009, and ending on the last day of December, 2009.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

12182008R042           RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE ENDING 2009 FUND BALANCES

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Rennels moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the 2009 Budget established for the Estes Park Local Marketing District.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________

                        GLENN W. GIBSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Melissa E. Lohry, Deputy Clerk

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