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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011

 

There were no meetings held on Monday, August 29, 2011.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager, Chair Donnelly presided and Commissioners Gaiter and Johnson were present. Also present were: Deni LaRue and Bob Keister, Commissioners’ Office; Justin Smith, Sheriff; Robert Coleman, Sheriff’s Department; Janelle Henderson and Kim Meyer-Lee, Health Department; Dale Miller, Road and Bridge Department; Gary Buffington and Kerri Rollins, Natural Resources Department; Charlie Johnson, Engineering Department; Larry Abrahamson, District Attorney; Linda Coxen, District Attorney’s Office; Andy Paratore, Facilities and Information Technology Department; George Hass and Linda Connors, County Attorney’s Office; and Dana Bouchard, Deputy Clerk

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT: Mel Hilgenberg commented on a number of issues relative to Larimer County.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2011:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of August 15, 2011.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         CONSENT AGENDA

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as follows:

 

08302011A001           DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT AGREEMENT, PROJECT NO. 295, TURN LANES AT LCR 19 & LCR 28 BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND COULSON EXCAVATING COMPANY, INC

 

08302011R001           RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF LARIMER COUNTY LOCAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1998-2

 

08302011R002           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 35, 35A, AND 39 OF CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION 5TH FILING AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION

 

08302011R003           LOT CONSOLIDATION RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 33 AND 34 OF CRYSTAL LAKES SUBDIVISION 14TH FILING AND UTILITY EASEMENT VACATION

 

08302011R004           RESOLUTION ADOPTING LICENSE FEE INCREASE FOR PET ANIMALS

 

MISCELLANEOUS:            Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program Year 2010 Closeout Package; Department of Human Services Payments for July, 2011; Mid-Term Appointments to the Larimer Integrated Family Enhancement (LIFE) Board; Child Support Policies & Procedures

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:         The following liquor licenses were approved and/or issued: Hideout Patio Bar & Grill – Tavern – Fort Collins; Ramada Inn – Hotel and Restaurant – Fort Collins; FOCO Derby Girls – Special Event – 6% - Fort Collins; Bohemian Cottage Restaurant, Inc – Hotel and Restaurant – Loveland; Horsetooth Productions – Special Event – 6% - Wellington; Colorado Rogues – Special Event – 6% - Fort Collins

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.         NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH PROCLAMATION:                       Sheriff Smith stressed the need for community members to be prepared for disasters and to be familiar with the resources and services available within the county. He requested the Board adopt this proclamation as a reminder of the importance of preparedness for Larimer County.

 

Commissioner Gaiter read the proclamation aloud.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners proclaim the month of September as National Preparedness Month.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         REDUCTION OF THE ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT’S REPLACEMENT PLAN EXPENSES:  Mr. Miller informed the Board of a reduction to the Road and Bridge Department’s Replacement Plan expenses by eliminating a motorgrader from its heavy equipment fleet.

 

6.         TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP OF THE STRAUSS CABIN PARCEL TO THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS:     Mr. Johnson, Mr. Buffington and Ms. Rollins requested the Board sign a resolution to transfer ownership of the county’s 1.75 acre Strauss Cabin parcel to the City of Fort Collins. This transfer will remove the burden of management from the Department of Natural Resources and thereby reduces program costs related to the property.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Resolution and Quit Claim Deed for the transfer of ownership of Strauss Cabin parcel to the City of Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

08302011R005           RESOLUTION FOR CONVEYANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND QUIT CLAIM DEED FOR THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF OUR 1.75 ACRE STRAUSS CABIN PARCEL TO THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS

 

7.         ADOPTION OF NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT BOUNDARIES:            Mr. Gluckman stated that the new district boundaries had been posted for 30 days, with no public comment made.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution to revise and establish Commissioner boundaries.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

08302011R006           RESOLUTION TO REVISE AND ESTABLISH COMMISSIONER BOUNDARIES

 

8.         DISTRICT ATTORNEY CARRYOVER:                       Mr. Abrahamson and Ms. Coxen requested the Board allow $209,768 to carry forward from the District Attorney’s 2010 budget for their Property and Casualty Premium Payment, which has significantly increased for a temporary period.

 

Mr. Keister briefly reviewed the budget for the District Attorney’s Office. He explained that a similar carryover occurred from the District Attorney’s 2009 budget to cover their 2010 premium payment.

 

Commissioner Gaiter and Commissioner Johnson stated their support of the carryover considering the savings are coming from the District Attorney’s budget, and not a request for additional funding from the General Fund.

 

Commissioner Donnelly stated his opposition to the request based on the investment proposal given to the District Attorney’s Office last year, which was assumed to yield $400,000 budget savings per year. Commissioner Donnelly stated that the District Attorney’s Office should absorb the cost of the premium payment without the carryover.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve $209,768 be carried forward from the District Attorney 2010 budget for a portion of the 2011 property and casualty cost.

 

Motion carried 2-1, Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.

 

9.         DISTRICT ATTORNEY INVESTMENT PROPOSAL UPDATE:     Mr. Abrahamson, Ms. Coxen and Mr. Paratore presented the Board with the outcome and results of the Board’s investment proposal given to the District Attorney’s Office last year. The investment proposal is currently funding three projects which are all on schedule and under budget.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the status of the proposal and how large department savings will be reflected in the budget.

 

10.       APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION REGARDING THE JAIL TAX BALLOT ISSUE:           Mr. Hass and Ms. Connors presented the Resolution to the Board.

 

Commissioner Johnson requested the language be changed to clarify the repeal to be effective January 1, 2012.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution calling for an election for continued imposition of 0.375% tax as amended.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

08302011R007           RESOLUTION DESCRIBING A PROPOSAL FOR THE IMPOSITION OF A COUNTY-WIDE SALES AND USE TAX ; REFERRING A BALLOT ISSUE TO THE 2011 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT FOR THE APPROVAL OF SUCH PROPOSAL AND CALLING AN ELECTION

 

11.       ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:                        Mr. Gluckman requested that Mr. Coleman provide the Board with clarification on the previous week’s discussion on crime lab.

 

Mr. Coleman provided information on the build-out cost, and some discussion ensued. 

 

12.       COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board detailed their attendance at events during the previous week.

 

13.       LEGAL MATTERS:           Mr. Hass briefly spoke about the Congressional District Boundaries. He suggested the Board submit a brief stating their position, due the last day of September; as well as, testify during trial. He stated Larimer County’s position should be to remain within the fourth district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

   TOM DONNELLY, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Dana S. Bouchard, Deputy County Clerk

 

 

 

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