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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MONDAY, October 21, 2013

 

There were no meetings held on Monday, October 21, 2013.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Donna Hart, Deni LaRue, and Linda Hoffman, Commissioners’ Office,;  and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2013:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 14, 2013, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

2.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 18, 2013:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

3.    CONSENT AGENDA: 

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

ABATEMENTS –   As recommended by the County Assessor the following petition for abatement has been approved: HARMONY I, LLC,

 

10222013A001 – THIRD AMENDMENT TO LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND PTREE, LLC AND BJJFH, LLC

 

10222103A002 – AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY, PLATTE RIVER POWER AUTHORITY, AND INFORMATION INTEGARATION & IMAGING, LLC FOR LEASED DATA CENTER SPACE

 

10222013A003 – ADDENDUM TO AGREEMENT FOR MUTUAL AID AND ASSISTANCE BETWEEN THE TOWN OF ESTES PARK AND LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO

 

10222013R001 - FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF BLOCK 1 (LOTS 2-7) OF THE CROSSROADS NORTHWEST COMMERCIAL PARK PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 

 

10222013R002 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MODIFICATION OF THE REDEEMER LUTHERN CHURCH SPECIAL REVIEW

 

10222013R003 – RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE REGARDING RETAIL MARIJUANA

 

10222013R004 – FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOTS 2 & 3 IN THE STANLEY HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved and/or issued: Hideout Patio Bar & Grill, – Tavern – Fort Collins; Best Western Crossroads – Temporary Permit – Loveland.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.    WORKSESSION:     Mr. Gluckman had no items to discuss.

 

5.    COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board detailed their attendance at events during the past week.

 

6.    REVIEW AND ADOPT STRATEGIC PLAN OBJECTIVES: Ms. Hoffman and the Board discussed the Strategic Plan Objectives.  Cost, work plans, objective teams and future meetings were discussed.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board Of County Commissioners adopt the Strategic Plan Objectives.

 

Motion carried 3- 0.  

 

7.    LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters for discussion.

 

The meeting recessed at 9:50 a.m.

 

 

 

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING

PLAZA INN

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. with Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present.  Also present were: Bruce Rahmani; Robert Cook, and Marc Weber, Sheriff’s Office; Gael Cookman and Denise Ruybal, Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

 

Ms. Haag noted the reason for this hearing is in regards to the renewal of the Hotel/Restaurant liquor license.  The renewal application, emails from John Feyen and Park Sutton and photos verifying the notice of this hearing was posted on the premise were submitted into evidence.  Discussion ensued between Ms. Haag and Mr. Rahmani regarding the evidence submitted.

 

Mr. Rahmani gave a brief history on his ownership in the hotel.  Mr. Rahmani sold the hotel but was forced to take it back in a foreclosure proceeding.  Since then, First Tier Bank, the principle bank holding the note went into receivership and was taken over by the FDIC.  Another bank is in the process of buying the receivables from the FDIC.    Mr. Rahmani has plans to obtain flagships from both Quality Inn and Clarion Hotels within the next year.  In order for those flagships to be approved, the hotel’s condition must be approved, the kitchen must have $200,000.00 – 300,000.00 in renovations completed and he must have a liquor license in place.  A new camera system has been installed and the hotel no longer allows guests to stay on a monthly basis.  He does have a manager of record as well as a managing couple that lives on the premises.

 

Deputy Weber addressed the Board with concerns regarding the camera system.  He stated that recently there was a report of a suspicious man on the property, when the deputies asked the front desk personnel to retrieve the video for the incident, they were unable to do so.  He also made reference to the exterior doors not locking.

 

Lieutenant Cook mentioned two calls to the property in 2012 involving alcohol.  No tickets were issued in either incidents although there were verbal warnings given.  He does oppose the renewal of the current liquor license due to the criminal activity involving drug use, drug sales, and prostitution at the hotel.

 

Discussion ensued between the Board, Lt. Cook, Deputy Weber, Ms. Haag and Ms. Cookman regarding the length of time Mr. Rahmani would have to wait before he could reapply for a liquor license if the license was denied today, obtaining the flagships without a liquor license in place, and the issues currently at the hotel.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the renewal application for Fort Collins Hospitality, LLC, dba The Plaza Inn Hotel & Restaurant liquor license, located at 3836 E. Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of Commissioners approve the renewal on conditional to the Clarion flagship being granted.

 

Motion failed 1 -2; Chair Johnson and Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.

 

 Motion failed 1-2; Chair Johnson and Commissioner Gaiter dissenting.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners deny the renewal application for Fort Collins Hospitality, LLC, dba The Plaza Inn Hotel & Restaurant liquor license, located at 3836 E. Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, Colorado.

 

Motion carried 2-1; Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.

 

There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 3:50  p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       ______________________________________   

 STEVE JOHNSON, CHAIR

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk

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