MEETING MINUTES January 15, 2008
Members present: Susanne, Mandy, Paul, Andre, Will, Ed S., Cordelia, Ed O.
Staff present: Chad Bahr, Russ Legg
Guests: Commissioner Eubanks
Chair – Susanne called the meeting to order @7:05 PM
Commissioner Eubanks reported that he sent a letter to the City of Greeley inviting them to visit the “sensitive areas” that the new water line would impact if Greeley goes forward with their projected route.
In addition, the County is looking into 1041 powers this year.
Russ discussed some of the implications of the County having 1041 powers. Russ also added that wind power will be on the list of projects subject to the 1041 powers.
Russ submitted a paper on the Review Process for the NISP EIS
Russ reported that the Boettcher Farm proposal has been withdrawn.
Church’s mission working with those who were incarcerated or made poor choices in their life. They work with youths, giving them alternatives to making the poor choices. The location for their ministry is the Devore place on the 287 bypass. Their biggest hurdle is the residential water well. To use the property for an institutional use, the county requires them to have public domestic water.
Riverwalk Subdivision – Chad Bahr introduced Mary Lou Schmunk, the applicant, and Jim Bunkers with Intermill Land Surveying. The major planning issue which is on page 42 of the Laporte Area Plan calls for 2-4 units/acre; whereas, this submittal is for 7/10ths of a unit/acre. A correction was made on page 4 of the report: “Rare vegetation or neighborhood species richness is (not) found on the property”. It had stated that they are found on the property.
Jim Bunker explained the purpose of the subdivision is to provide additional lots/housing for the Schmunk’s daughter and granddaughter.
Will made the motion to fill out the Memorandum to the Planning Commission with the 1st two boxes marked which state: We find that the request is generally consistent with the LaPorte Area Plan and we have no concerns with the application at this time, (A copy is attached) 2nd by Cordelia, motion passed unanimously.
Russ presented a draft position paper for our review and approval.
Andre made the motion to adopt the draft as written, Cordelia 2nd, motion passed unanimously. (A copy of the position paper attached)
representing LAPAC at other hearing, etc. It was determined that, if possible, with advance notice of a meeting, LAPAC members could designate a spokesperson to attend the meeting
Meeting adjourned @9:04
Ad Hoc Secretary