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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, January 23, 2012

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The regularly scheduled 3:00 p.m. Land Use Hearing was cancelled, as there were no items to discuss.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

RIDE THE ROCKIES SPECIAL EVENTS PERMIT

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 6:30 p.m., with County Manager Frank Lancaster. Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Johnson were present. Also present was Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance, and then turned the meeting over to Mr. Lancaster.

 

Mr. Lancaster explained the main concern with the application, which caused the public hearing this evening, is that county policy dictates only two biking events can take place on the same stretch of road within a 30-day period.† †Since there are already two events scheduled along a portion of the proposed route, the applicant is requesting a waiver of county policy.† Mr. Lancaster stated that the two events are the last two weekends in June, and the next scheduled event for the same stretch of roads will take place in late July.

 

The applicant, Chandler Smith, Director of Ride the Rockies, gave a presentation for the Board highlighting the professionalism of this bike tour, along with the positive publicity, and the economic benefits it would bring to the community.† Mr. Smith stated that they are requesting a one-time exception to use County Roadís 27 and 38E, in order to bring the riders into Fort Collins and finish the tour at Odellís Brewing Company.† Mr. Smith stated that the riders would be utilizing those roads on a Friday morning, with the bulk of the riders passing through between 9 a.m. and noon.† Finally, Mr. Smith noted that this bicycle tour rotates throughout the state each year, and that the last time it came through Larimer County was in 1993, so it is a unique and special event.†

 

Chair Gaiter opened up the hearing for public comment and the following individuals addressed the Board in support of granting the exception:† Ron Likamp, Mark Dotson, Tyler James, Rick Price, Bryan Birch, Orin Ryssman, Jean Macheledt, Dan Shaner, Michael Katz, and Patricia Benson.† Many were residents in the area of County Road 27 and 38E, and some had past experience with Ride the Rockies, as either a rider or volunteer.† All stated that it was a well-run event, and that the community would benefit greatly from hosting the tour.†

 

Chair Gaiter closed public comment and Mr. Smith thanked the Board for their time and consideration.

 

Commissioner Johnson stated that it is a balancing act in trying to be considerate of both residents and riders in the area, and that he would be in favor of granting the exception, as long as there were no other events allowed on the same stretch of roads in July, (except for the one already scheduled).† Commissioner Johnson stated that granting three events in June, and then limiting it to one in July, seems a fair way make an exception to the county policy.†† Commissioner Donnelly and Chair Gaiter agreed, and noted that it will be a positive event for the community as a whole.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners grant an exception to county policy, which will allow Ride the Rockies to utilize County Roads 27 and 38E in June 2012, with the understanding that only one biking event will take place on those same roads in July 2012.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The hearing ended at 7:40 p.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2012

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager. Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Johnson were present. Also present were: Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissionersí Office; Scott Doyle, and Doreen Bellfy, Clerk and Recorderís Office; Michael Kirk, and Jennifer Johnson, Facilities and Information Technologies Department; Stephen Gillette, and Ann Lujan, Solid Waste Department; Bridgett Paris, Human Resources Department; Bob Herrfeldt; Director of The Ranch; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Division; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.†

 

1.†††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT:† Chris Eikenberg stated that she has not received a response to her requests to meet with staff and she demanded a copy of the county policy and procedures for Child Protective Services.† She reiterated that the school buses are increasingly late to low-income housing neighborhoods, and she is forwarding these transportation issues to the school district.

 

Eric Sutherland again raised concerns regarding the Rocky Mountain Innosphere being financed with public money, yet the resulting gains benefit a private entity.†††

 

David Bell stated that, in his opinion, a charity fundraiser to help those being displaced from the Bender Mobile Home Park is inappropriate and stated that he would like to see Larimer County take financial responsibility in this matter.

 

Mel Hilgenberg thanked Commissioner Donnelly for the transportation plan report, and volunteered to be part of the group that will be looking at the budget for the next three years.†

 

Cheryl Distaso agreed with Mr. Bell and stated that the county should contribute $50,000 in financial assistance for those being displaced from the Bender Mobile Home Park.

 

2.†††††††† APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2012:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 16, 2012.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.†††††††† REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 31, 2012: † Ms. Hart reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week.

 

4.†††††††† CONSENT AGENDA:†

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:† As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petition for Abatement is approved:† 6766 Partners LLC.†

 

As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petitionís for Abatement are denied:† 2008 Caribou Partners, LLC; 25/34 Medical Professional Offices, LLC; Glen and Teresa Alessandri; Grem and Robin Armstrong Living Trust (2 parcels); Denise Dean; Gadar, LLC; Judith and Darryl Grauberger; Paul and Jan Harmon; Magda James; Deborah Maupin; Gary and Angela Myers; Oakridge Innovation, LLLP; Paradigm Properties, LLC; Barry and Mary Pennucci; Ross Family Partners One, LLC; Aaron Schefter (3 parcels); Timothy Schefter; Marvin and Marilyn Thelen.

 

01242012A001†††††††††† AMENDMENT TO HUMANE SOCIETY AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMISSIONERS AND LARIMER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

 

01242012R001†††††††††† RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE REGARDING SOLAR FACILITIES AND SYSTEMS

 

01242012R002†††††††††† RESOLUTION AND QUIT CLAIM DEED FOR CONVEYANCE BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO THE NORTH POUDRE IRRIGATION COMPANY

 

MISCELLANEOUS:† Agreement and Release between Employee and Larimer County.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:† The following liquor licenses were approved and/or issued:† A Hunt Club - Tavern Ė Fort Collins; Windjammer Roadhouse Ė Change of Corporate Structure - Loveland.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.† †††††† SOLID WASTE DEPARTMENT REQUEST TO INCREASE FTEíS:† Ms. Lujan explained that they have two temporary gate attendants that have worked for their department since 2007, and increased regulations have caused the need for them to work 20-24 hours per week on a regular basis.†† She requested approval to convert the two temporary positions into two half-time regular positions with benefits, noting that they have the funds to cover the additional costs of $16.046 per year.† Commissioner Johnson stated his opinion that this practice circumvents the normal hiring process, and discussion ensued regarding county policy of temporary workers and classified employees.† The Board agreed to approve this request, and set a worksession with Human Resources to discuss this matter in further detail.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve of creating two half-time regular positions for the Solid Waste Department.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

6. ††††††† APPROVAL OF ELECTIONS COUNT SPACE LEASE:† Mr. Kirk explained that after reviewing the lease for the space at 2619 Midpoint Drive, they have found that there is a clause that allows them to terminate the lease after 18 months, which would allow them to get through the 2012 election and then reevaluate the space needs.† He also stated that they have considered other options for space, including some building out at The Ranch.† †Discussion ensued and the Board agreed to support the lease space at 2619 Midpoint Drive.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the five-year lease term for 2619 Midpoint, suites A-D, for election count space.† ††

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

01242012A002†††††††††† LEASE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND RIVER CENTER 30 PARTNERSHIP, LLP, FOR THE CLERK AND RECORDERíS USE OF PROPERTIES AT 2619 MIDPOINT DRIVE

 

7. ††††††† WORKSESSION:† Mr. Gluckman stated that he will schedule a meeting with the Board and local legislators to discuss upcoming legislation.

 

8.†††††††† COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:† The Board reviewed their activities at events during the past week.††

 

9.†††††††† LEGAL MATTERS:† There were no legal matters to discuss.

 

The meeting ended at 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

__________________________________________

  LEW GAITER III, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

______________________________________

Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk

 

 

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