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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

Monday, November 18, 2013

 

LANDFILL RATE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 6:30 p.m. with Stephen Gillette of the Solid Waste Department.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present.  Also present were: Linda Hoffmann, Deni LaRue and Bob Keister, Commissioners’ Office; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mr. Gillette asked the Board of Commissioners to increase the 2014 fees for rubble like materials by $1.00 per cubic foot.  Mr. Gillette indicated that an increase in rubble material has been seen in Larimer County due to the lower costs.

 

Chair Johnson opened the hearing to public comment with the following individuals speaking in favor of the increase in rates:

 

  • John Willis stated that the low rates allow people to bring these types of materials to Larimer County and that the increase in the rate should be more.  He also mentioned that Loveland has a better recycling program and at a cheaper cost.

 

Speaking in  opposition of the rate increase:

 

  • Eric Sutherland opposes the increase in rates and would like the County to be more open minded and to be on a more even playing field.

 

Chair Johnson closed public comment and stated that there would be further opportunity for public comment on Thursday, November 21, 2013, during the hearing in Estes Park. 

 

Mr. Gillette addressed the Board stating that clean concrete brought to the landfill is recycled to be used on roads, new technologies are emerging but cost millions of dollars to implement,  composting costs three times more than land filling and that the households in Loveland contribute to an environmental fund to assist with the cost of recycling whereas Larimer County residents do not support recycling with financial support.

 

 

 

Final decision on the rate increase will occur on December 19, 2013, at 2:00 p.m.

 

The hearing adjourned at 7:00 p.m. with no further action needed.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager.  Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present.  Also present were: Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Justin Whitesell and Kevin Johnston, Sheriff’s Department;  Stephen Gillette and Ann Lujan, Solid Waste Department;  Bridget Paris, Human Resources Department; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

1.    PUBLIC COMMENT: Chair Johnson opened the meeting up to public comment giving citizens the opportunity to address the Board of Commissioners with events and issues pertaining to Larimer County.

 

Chair Johnson led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

2.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2013:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of  November 11, 2013, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2013:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4.    CONSENT AGENDA: 

 

M O T I O N

 

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

 

11192013A001            CONTRACT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES BETWEEN THE LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND THE TOWN OF TIMNATH FOR THE YEAR OF 2014. 

11192013A002            SIGNAL BEHAVIOR HEALTH NETWORK PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND SIGNAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NETWORK, INC.

 

11192013A003           SOFTWARE LICENSE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN TYLER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

11192013A004             INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AMONG THE COUNTY OF BOULDER, COLORADO, LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO, TOWN OF LYONS AND THE LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICT.

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  R ecommended mid-term appointment of Lana Serrano to the Red Feather Mountain Library Board of Trustees;  Appoint Lana Serrano to the Red Feather Mountain Library Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired term of Bev Eddinger, through December 31, 2014.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following license was approved and/or issued:  Western Ridge Restaurant and Resort – Hotel and Restaurant -  Livermore.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.    SECOND READING OF THE OPEN BURNING ORDINANCE:  Deputy Whitesell indicated that amendments to the Open Burn Ordinance are needed.  When the original ordinance was drafted, mention of the red flag days was omitted and that state statute indicates that agricultural operations cannot be altered. 

 

Chair Johnson open the meeting up to public comment:

 

·   George Reed addressed the Board in his defense in burning the trimmings from the 40 fruit trees that he has producing fruit.  He would like to see some clarification in the ordinance that addresses his concerns specifically.

 

Further discussion ensued regarding definitions used and the exact verbiage to be include in the amended ordinance.  The Board preferred to have the County Attorney look at the proposed changes and to have input on the verbiage to be used.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of Commissioners table the Open Burning Ordinance  until next Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

6.    INCREASE THREE SOLID WASTE EMPLOYEES FTE BY ¼ EACH:  Ms. Lujan stated that with the increased business at the landfill, that the temporary employees at the landfill had been working more hours than the permanent employees. The department would like to have their permanent employees work the increased hours and would like to increase the three positions by ¼.  One ¾ time employee would become a full time employee with the other two employees increasing from ½ time to ¾ time.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of Commissioners increase one landfill gate attendant position from ¾ time to full time and to increase two employees by ¼ FTE to raise them from ½ time to 3/4 time.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

7.    WORKSESSION:     Ms. Hoffmann informed the Board that the State will be issuing cash advances to the County against our FEMA reimbursements.  She will attending a conference tomorrow regarding long tern sustainability and innovation.

 

8.    COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board reviewed their activities during the previous week.

 

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

 

The meeting recessed at 10:00 a.m.

 

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING

 

The Board of Commissioners reconvened at 2:30 p.m. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present. Also present were: Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; Janet Jones, applicant; and Dana Polley and Denise Ruybal, Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

 

Ms. Haag reviewed the application with Mrs. Jones and collected the hearing postings and petition showing the signatures gathered in favor and/or opposition of the application.  Mrs. Jones indicated that she had completed an online TIPS training program and purchased some tools to assist her in detecting false ID’s, etc.  Mrs. Jones also indicated that currently she plans to be the only employee with store hours being 8:00 a.m. to midnight but will ensure future employees are TIPS trained as well.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of Commissioners approve the liquor license for Windjammer Liquors LLC, and Janet Jones located at 3411 North Shore Drive, Loveland, Colorado.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

With no further business to discuss, the Board adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

 

 

 

                                                                                              _______________________________

                                                                                                                          STEVE JOHNSON

                                                                                                  BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Denise M Ruybal, Deputy Clerk