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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, March 12, 2012

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principle Planner. Chair Pro-Tem Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were: Brenda Gimeson, Planning Department; Traci Shambo, Engineering Department; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Pro-Tem Johnson opened up the hearing with the pledge of allegiance.  He then explained that there was one item on the consent agenda and that it would not be discussed unless requested to do so by the Board, staff, or members of the audience.  No one wished to pull the item off the consent agenda for discussion.

 

1.   CRYSTAL LAKES 8TH LOTS 57 & 58 LOT CONSOLIDATION AND EASEMENT VACATION FILE #12-S3095:   This is a request to combine two adjacent lots, Lots 57 and 58, Crystal Lakes Subdivision 8th Filing, into one lot.  There is currently one existing residence on the property.

 

The following agencies have stated that they have no objections to this proposal:

·   The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment 

·   The Larimer County Engineering Department

·   The Larimer County Code Compliance Section

·   The Larimer County Addressing Coordinator

·   The Assessor’s office indicated the new legal description for the resultant lot

 

The proposed Crystal Lakes 8th Filing Lot Consolidation for Lots 57 and 58 will not adversely affect any neighboring properties or any County agency.  The Lot Consolidation will not result in any additional lots and no other services will be affected.  The staff finds that the request meets the requirements of the Larimer County Land Use Code.

 

The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Lot Consolidation for Crystal Lakes 8th Filing Lots 57 and 58 (File # 12-S3095) and the vacation of the 15’ utility easement located on the common lot line, subject to the following conditions subject to the following conditions:

 

1.   All conditions shall be met and the final resolution of the County Commissioners recorded by September 12, 2012, or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2.   The resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions that apply to the original lots.

 

3.    The reconfiguration of the lots lines shall be finalized at such time when the findings and resolution of the County Commissioners is recorded.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda, as presented and outlined above.


Motion carried 2-0.

 

The hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Frank Lancaster, County Manager. Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present. Also present were: Neil Gluckman, Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office;  Kerri Rollins, Natural Resources Department; Charlie Johnson, Engineering Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Division; Myrna Rodenberger, and Irene Josey, Treasurer’s Office; Jeannine Haag, and Bill Ressue, County Attorney’s Office; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:  Lynette Coffey, Doris Shaffer, Jeff Shaffer, and Lori Shaffer addressed the Board requesting that the Drake Campground be grandfathered as a use within the county and allowed to continue operating.

 

Mel Hilgenberg expressed his appreciation at being able to serve and provide citizen’s input for the County’s 3-year budget projections.  Mr. Hilgenberg also provided many suggestions for increasing revenue and decreasing expenditures.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 5, 2012:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of March 5, 2012.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 19, 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:

 

03132012A001           AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT HOFFMAN PLANNED LAND DIVISION (FILE #09-S2863) BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THF, LLC, PAUL HOFFMAN MANAGING MEMBER

 

03132012R001           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A UTILITY EASEMENT IN CHERRY PARK SECOND FILING REPLAT, LOT 6, BLOCK 3

 

03132012R002           RESOLUTION REGARDING EXTENSION OF APPROVAL FOR PICO DAIRY MINOR LAND DIVISION (FILE #11-S3056)

 

03132012R003           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 35 & 36 IN THE SPRING GULCH RANCH ESTATES, 2ND FILING

 

MISCELLANEOUS:   Recommendation for appointment:  Carol M. Bissell to Eagle Rock Estates PID #23 to complete the unexpired 4-year term of Barbara Widrig through November 30, 2014;  Monitoring and Permit Deviation Report For Larimer County Landfill; 2nd Amended Stipulation as to Tax Year 2011 Actual Value – Front Range Retail Company, LLC.   

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:   The following liquor licenses were approved and/or issued: Mishawaka Inn – Tavern – Bellvue; Glen Echo Resort – Hotel & Restaurant – Bellvue. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.         RESOLUTION AND GRANT AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT GRANT AWARD OF $75,000 FOR GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO (GOCO):  Ms. Rollins presented a resolution and grant agreement to accept a grant award of $75,000 from GOCO, to conduct a regional land conservation, stewardship, and recreation study.  Some discussion ensued.

 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution authorizing the Chair to sign the grant agreement.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

03132012R005           GREAT OUTDOORS GRANT AGREEMENT RESOLUTION

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Grant Agreement.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

03132012A002           GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO GRANT AGREEEMENT

 

6.         LETTER OF COMMITMENT FOR THE CITY OF LOVELAND’S GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO (GOCO) RIVER CORRIDORS INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION:   Ms. Rollins presented the letter of commitment for the City of Loveland’s GOCO River Corridors Initiative Grant Application and requested approval on the same.  Discussion ensued and the commissioners stated concerns with committing the funds without knowing the exact parcels and/or funds required.   Chair Gaiter suggested changing the word “commitment” to “allocation” in order to clarify that the funds will be allocated, but will not be committed until the project has been formally presented to the Board for approval.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of financial allocation to the City of Loveland’s GOCO River Corridors Initiative Grant Application.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

7.         RESOLUTION SUPPORTING LARIMER COUNTY’S GRANT APPLICATION TO GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO’S RIVERS INITIATIVE:   Ms. Rollins presented the final resolution pertaining to the grant application for GOCO’s Rivers initiative and requested approval on the same.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the resolution of commitment to the Poudre River Corridor and Regional Trail Initiative for a Great Outdoors Colorado grant opportunity, using Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax dollars as match money. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

03132012R004           RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE POUDRE RIVER TRAIL INITIATIVE GRANT APPLICATION

 

8.         COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman requested agenda items for the Board’s upcoming legislative meeting.

 

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

 

10.       LEGAL MATTERS:  Ms. Haag requested that the Board go into executive session for legal advice regarding vendor contract and potential litigation.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners go into executive session for the purpose of receiving on specific legal questions, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(b) C.R.S. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting ended at 10:40 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

 

ABATEMENT HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 11:00 a.m. for an abatement hearing. Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present. Also present were:  Kathy Thornton, and Dwayne Gearhart, Assessor’s Office; Linda Connors, County Attorney’s Office; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.  PETITION FOR ABATEMENT, ALBERT PARKER JR., PARCEL NUMBER 07060-00-017:   Ms. Thornton and Mr. Gearhart reviewed the comparable sales, within the statutory timeframe and the “buildable site” method of valuation used to arrive at the assessed value of $136,000.

 

Mr. Parker addressed the Board and stated that the property is currently for sale at $135,000; however, he is requesting that the value be lowered to $65,000 due to the comparable sales he provided, the amenities on the property, as well as the elevation and useable land limitations.

 

Much discussion ensued regarding the comparable sales and their applicability to this application due to the acceptable timeframe, and differences between the subject property and the comparables provided by Mr. Parker.  Commissioner Donnelly proposed lowering the value to $100,800 and further discussion ensued.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners uphold the Assessor’s value of $136,000, for parcel 07060-00-017, for the 2011 tax year.

 

Motion carried 2-1, Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.

 

There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________________

   LEW GAITER III, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy County Clerk

 

 

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Tamara L. Slusher, Deputy County Clerk

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