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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, March 30, 2009

 

There were no Land Use Hearings held on Monday, March 30, 2009.

 

 

Tuesday, MARCH 31, 2009

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:30 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Rennels presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present.  Also present were:  Bob Keister, Gary Darling, Donna Hart, Deni LaRue, and Diane Tokarz, Commissioners’ Office; Beverly Hall, Albertha Moorlag, and Lisa Sauter, Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC); Jim Alderden, and Justin Smith, Sheriff’s Department; Scott Doyle, and Cynthia Coleman, Clerk and Recorder’s Office; Joni Friedman, Workforce Center; Debbie Pierson, Veteran’s Administration Office; Dale Miller, and Lonnie Berett, Road and Bridge Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Department; Mark Peterson, and Martina Wilkerson, Engineering Department;  George Haas, Jeannine Haag, and Bill Ressue,  County Attorney’s Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 23, 2009:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of March 23, 2009.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2009:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items as presented on the Consent Agenda for March 31, 2009:

 

03312009A001           LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE TOWN OF BERTHOUD

 

03312009A002           FIRST ADDENDUM TO DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR TIMBERLINE RESOURCES SPECIAL REVIEW FILE #02-Z1432 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AGGREGATE INDUSTRIES, AND HAWKEYE RANCH INVESTMENT GROUP, LLC

 

03312009A003           AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND HEATH CONSTRUCTION

 

03312009D001           DEED OF DEDICATION RE: ROBERT A. DICKINSON, KAREN DICKINSON, AND SYLVA M. DICKINSON

 

03312009D002           DEED OF DEDICATION RE: MICHAEL DICKINSON

 

03312009D003           DEED OF DEDICATION RE: SYLVA M. DICKINSON AND THE AARON J. DICKINSON FAMILY TRUST

 

03312009R002           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL OF AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 11A & B, 12A & B, BLOCK 17, LOTS 11A & B, BLOCK 18, LOTS 4A & B, 5A & B, BLOCK 20A, LOTS 4A & B, BLOCK 20B, AND LOTS 7, 8 & 9, BLOCK 20C OF RAMONA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION

 

03312009R003           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL FOR AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 1 OF THE FORT COLLINS INDUSTRIAL PARK 1ST FILING

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:         The following licenses were approved and/or issued:  Colony Markets LTD, dba Overland Foods – 3.2% - LaPorte.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         MONTH OF THE YOUNG CHILD PROCLAMATION:  Ms. Moorlag presented “paper dolls” to the Board, explaining that the dolls are used to raise awareness in the community and call attention to the need for quality early childhood care and education.  She requested that the Board proclaim the month of April, as the Month of the Young Child.  Commissioner Donnelly read the proclamation aloud.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the month of April 2009, as the Month of the Young Child. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6.         COPS GRANT:   Sheriff Alderden explained that he has an opportunity to apply for a federally funded COPS grant, which would allow him to reinstate four sworn deputy positions that have been eliminated in recent years due to budget cuts.  Sheriff Alderden noted that the COPS grant will pay the starting salary and benefits costs for the positions for 3 years, if the governmental authority agrees to pay the full wages for the fourth year.  Major Smith outlined the breakdown of costs and how it would affect the county budget over the entire length of the grant.  Commissioner Donnelley asked if the Sheriff’s Department had the funds to cover the county’s portion of these positions.  Sheriff Alderden stated that they did not have the funds and those they would have to come out of the county budget.  Mr. Keister stated that other services would have to be sacrificed to support this.  Chair Rennels stated that she was uncomfortable committing funds so far into the future; especially since the county sales tax is also due to expire in four years.  The Board agreed that they could not support the Sheriff’s request to apply for the COPS grant.

 

7.  RESOLUTION TO REQUEST MAIL BALLOT ELECTION:  Mr. Doyle requested approval of a resolution to hold a mail ballot election on November 3, 2009.  Mr. Doyle explained that mail ballot elections cost significantly less than holding elections by operating traditional polling places or by using the vote center model.  He also provided statistics, which indicate that most individuals prefer to vote by mail.  Finally, Mr. Doyle noted that there has not been an increase in fraud with the utilization of mail ballots. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution requesting a Mail Ballot Election.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

03312009R001           RESOLUTION TO REQUEST MAIL BALLOT ELECTION

 

8.  VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER APPOINTMENT:    Ms. Freidman explained that the Veterans Service Officer position has been vacant since March 2008, and that approval was given to open this up as a voluntary position for qualified internal county staff who are veterans and serve in a supervisory capacity.  She noted that five individuals interviewed for this voluntary position, and recommended that Lonnie Berrett, supervisor with the Road and Bridge Department, be appointed to serve as the Veterans Service Officer for Larimer County. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners appoint Lonnie Barrett as the Veterans Service Officer for Larimer County. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.  UPDATE ON THE STIMULUS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR LARIMER COUNTY:  Ms. Friedman and Mr. Engemoen updated the Board on how the Stimulus Economic Development Funding would be utilized in their respective areas. 

 

10.  NEWELL LAKE DRAINAGE DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTMENT:  Ms. Tokarz presented the recommendation of Doug Pennock to fill the vacancy on the Newell Lake Drainage District Board. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the appointment of Doug Pennock to fill the vacancy on the Newell Lake Drainage District Board.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

11.  ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman presented a request for $1000 to support El Centro’s Annual Achievement Award Ceremony.  Discussion ensured, and the Board agreed to support the event in the amount of $500.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners authorize the expenditure of $500 from the Commissioners’ Special Projects Fund in support of El Centro’s Annual Achievement Award Ceremony.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

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

 

13.       LEGAL MATTERS:  Mr. Haas requested that the Board go into executive session to receive legal advice on specific legal questions.  (Affidavit provided.)

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into Executive Session to receive legal advice on specific legal questions, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(b) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The Executive Session ended at 12:45 p.m., and the meeting adjourned with no further action taken.

 

 

 

 

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                        KATHAY RENNELS, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk

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