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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, September 24, 2012

 

There were no meetings held on this day.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 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, Commissioners’ Office; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Health Department; Mark Peterson, County Engineer; Martina Wilkinson and Kyle Arend, Engineering Department; Gary Buffington, Department of Natural Resources; Bill Ressue, Jeannine Haag, and George Haas, County Attorney’s Office; and Tamara Slusher, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.   PUBLIC COMMENT:  Bernard and Linda Rollin, property owners on East County Road 30, spoke in opposition to the proposed roundabout at the intersection of East County Road 30 and South County Road 11, citing concerns about light pollution, misinterpretation of accident data, and lack of public input in the development process.

 

Mel Hilgenberg discussed community events, and recognized the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District on its 75th anniversary.  Mr. Hilgenberg also updated the board on his ongoing Medicaid application and conflicts with the Human Services department.

 

Chair Gaiter then welcomed the County’s new Disaster Recovery Manager, Suzanne Bassinger. 

 

The Board asked Dr. LeBailly to speak regarding two software projects designed by the Health Department and the Information Technology division which was designated by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.  This “Bright Idea” designation recognizes these two projects for their cross-jurisdictional collaboration efforts.  The Board commended both the Information Technology and Health Department staff for their hard work on these noteworthy projects.

At this time the Board took a brief recess.

 

2.   APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2012:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioner approve the minutes for the week of September 17, 2012.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.   REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKS OF OCTOBER 1, 2012, AND OCTOBER 8, 2012:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedules with the Board.

 

4.   CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Commissioner Donnelly asked for clarification on the Public Works Contract for Project No. 307; Mr. Peterson stated that this is a bridge over an irrigation crossing on County Road 5 just south of County Road 36.

 

M O T I ON

 

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

 

PETITIONS FOR ABATEMENT:  As recommended by the County Assessor, the following Petitions for Abatements were denied:  Frederick Bussey, Gregg Corum, Fuller and Company, Lee Grant, and Gerald Greenwald.

 

09252012A001           FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR BISON BLUFF ACRES SUBDIVISION, FILE #08-S2534, BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO, AND ROBERT A. AND CAROL L. DOAK

 

09252012A002           DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACT FOR PROJECT NO. 307, REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 5-1.0-32E-A, BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO, AND CONNELL RESOURCES INC.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The following liquor licenses were approved and/or issued:  Archer’s Poudre River Resort – 3.2% - Bellvue; Fort Collins Elks Lodge BPOE 804 – Special Event 6.0% - Fort Collins; and City Limit Liquor – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.  PROPOSED ROUNDABOUTS AS INTERSECTION CONTROL AT CR 30/CR 11 AND CR 30/CR 11C:   Ms. Wilkinson detailed information regarding the federal funding obtained for these projects, as well as two different options for improvements:  lane widening with signal installation, and single-lane roundabouts.  Discussion ensued regarding safety benefits, traffic capacity, public opinion, spatial requirements, lighting, landscaping and traffic speed.  Ms. Wilkinson stated that staff is in support of a single-lane roundabout for these improvements and asked the Board for their opinion regarding how to proceed.

 

Discussion ensued regarding Mr. and Mrs. Rollin’s driveway access and their concerns regarding excessive lighting.  The Board asked staff to continue to work with the homeowners to address these concerns and stated their support for the installation of single-lane roundabouts.

 

6.   APPROVAL OF FUNDS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES:  Mr. Buffington requested the Board’s approval on an agreement with Bureau of Reclamation; he stated that the County’s contribution, of 50% matching funds, is $80,000, which will be used for capital improvements within the Larimer County Parks system. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation for capital improvements within the Larimer County Parks system. 

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION FOR THE USE AND BENEFIT OF THE COUNTY PARKS SYSTEM 

 

7.  ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Mr. Gluckman asked for the Board’s opinion regarding the structure of the strategic plan and whether or not to use the vision statements previously drafted as the starting point as this project proceeds.  The Board agreed that the vision statements already drafted should be used during the drafting process. 

 

8.   COMMISSIONER ACTIVTY REPORTS:  The Board shared their activities at events during the past week.

 

9.   LEGAL MATTERS:

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

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   LEW GAITER III, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

SCOTT DOYLE

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Tamara L. Slusher, Deputy Clerk