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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, March 5, 2012

 

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

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Pro-Tem Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were: Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Sheriff Justin Smith, Nick Christensen and Marc Weber, Sheriff’s Department; Gary Buffington, and Kerri Rollins, Natural Resources Department; Amy Dyer, Human Resources Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Division; Mark Peterson, Rusty McDaniel, and Matt Johnson, Engineering Department; Dale Miller, Road and Bridge Department; George Hass and David Ayraud, County Attorney’s Office; and Dana Bouchard, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Pro-Tem Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:        Linda Griego presented the Board with a short presentation expressing her concerns regarding a business, JKM Masonry, operating next to her residence. Ms. Griego provided photos to argue that the business is not in compliance with conditions of their Special Review approval.

 

The Board thanked Ms. Griego for her time and stated that Planning would follow up with a site visit to determine the necessary action.

 

Cheryl Distaso read aloud a letter regarding the Bender Mobile Home Park emphasizing the responsibility of the government to step in and help displaced people, and requested the Board’s action.

 

David Bell also spoke regarding the Bender Mobile Home Park and stressed his belief that the current policy is broken and should be addressed to prevent future problems like this.

 

Mel Hilgenberg shared his opinion on several county issues and announced an upcoming event.

 

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2012:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of February 27, 2012.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 12, 2012:    Ms. Hart reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

03062012A001           FY12 WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT ADULT/DISLOCATED WORKER FUNDING ADJUSTMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY WORKFORCE CENTER AND THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

 

03062012A002           SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR LARIMER COUNTY AND THE NEENAN COMPANY LLLP

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Replat of the Midpoint Campus Properties; Recommendation for appointment: Kipp Lyons to the Poudre River Public Library District Board, to complete a 4-year term, beginning March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2016; Recommendation for appointment: John Frey to the Poudre River Public Library District Board, to complete a 4-year term, beginning March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2016; Recommendation for appointment: Mike Liggett to the Poudre River Public Library District Board, to complete a 4-year term, beginning March 1, 2012, through February 28, 2016; Department of Human Services payment for January 2012; Stipulation as to tax year 2011 actual value – Bridger Development Company LLC.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:         The following liquor licenses were approved and/or issued: Windjammer Liquors – Retail Liquor Store – Loveland; Senor Rafael at the Mexican Inn LLC  -Hotel and Restaurant – Loveland; Hilltop General Store LLC – Retail Liquor Store – Red Feather Lake. 

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

5.         RECOGNIZE SERGEANT MARC WEBER’S EXPLORER POST ADVISOR LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR 2011:            Commissioner Donnelly acknowledged and congratulated Sergeant Weber for his work with the Cache la Poudre District of the Longs Peak Council Boy Scouts of America.

 

Sergeant Weber briefly spoke about the program.

 

6.         UPDATE ON LILY LAKE DAM PROJECT IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK:                    Larry Gamble, Chief of Planning for Rocky Mountain National Park, gave a power point presentation outlining the history and condition of the lake, and an update on the project.

 

7.         DEPARTMENT SPECIALIST I FOR OPEN LANDS DEPARTMENT:  Mr. Buffington talked briefly about the position and requested the Board approve the change of a vacant limited term employee position to a regular full time position to better suit the needs of the program.

 

Some discussion followed regarding the funding of the position.  

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve changing an existing non general funded limited term position to a regular full time position.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

8.         CONCERNING THE USE OF MAGNESUIM CHLORIDE FOR MAINTENANCE OF LOCAL REOADS IN PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS:            Mr. Engemoen stated that some Public Improvement Districts (PIDs) in the county have requested permission to use Magnesium Chloride for road maintenance.

 

Some discussion ensued regarding the benefits and harms of using Magnesium Chloride for maintenance.

 

The Board requested staff speak with the county attorney regarding any potential problems with giving permission for this chemical use and return for direction when all three Commissioners are present.

 

9.         UPDATE ON COUNTY ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN NORTH LOVELAND/ SOUTH FORT COLLINS:                Mr. Peterson briefly spoke about the projects. Some discussion ensued regarding the timeline for construction.

 

10.       COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:                        Mr. Peterson explained he had been contacted by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), who had provided Larimer County with funding for the Coal Creek Flood Mitigation Project through a FEMA grant. DOLA is requesting the Board submit a letter of support for further continuation of grant funds to prevent disasters in the future.

 

The Board expressed their support of this request. 

 

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

 

12.       LEGAL MATTERS:           Mr. Hass and Mr. Ayraud presented the Board with the Neenan Settlement Agreement and requested their signature on the same.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Neenan Settlement Agreement and Release.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The meeting ended at 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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   LEW GAITER III, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Dana S. Bouchard, Deputy County Clerk