LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Minutes of March 15, 2006
The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a regular session on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room. Commissioners’ Karabensh, Oppenheimer, terMeer, Waldo, and Wallace were present. Vice-Chairman Pond presided as Chairman. Chairman Boulter and Commissioners’ Huddleston and Morgan were absent. Also present were Rob Helmick, Principal Planner, Casey Stewart, Planner II, Christie Coleman, Engineering Department, Traci Downs, Engineering Department, Doug Ryan, Environmental Health, and Jill Wilson, Planning Technician and Recording Secretary.
COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING THE COUNTY LAND USE CODE:
COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING OTHER RELEVANT LAND USE MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE FEBRUARY 15, 2006 MEETINGS: MOTION by Commissioner Waldo to approve the minutes, seconded by Commissioner Wallace. This received unanimous voice approval.
AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:
ITEM #1 BLUE MOUNTAIN WINERY SPECIAL EXCEPTION #05-Z1558: Mr. Stewart provided background information on the request to have a winery with no public tasting room and no public access on a35 acre parcel zoned FA-1 (Farming) located just north of the Boulder County line, approximately ¼ mile north of the intersection of County Roads 2 & 23E.
Commissioner Wallace moved that the Planning Commission adopt the following Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that the property for Blue Mountain Winery Special Exception, file #05-Z1558, for the property described on “Exhibit A” to the minutes, be approved subject to the following conditions:
1. Prior to issuance of a building permit, the plans for the winery must be reviewed and approved by the Department of Health and Environment for compliance with state food manufacturing processes.
2. The applicant shall comply with the requirements of the Berthoud fire protection district by installing a fire hydrant or a building sprinkler system in accordance with the fire district’s regulations. If a fire hydrant is to be installed, it must be completed and operational prior to any combustible construction for the proposed building and the applicant must provide a written agreement with the building permit application that they will comply with this time line. If a sprinkler system is to be used, the system plans must be reviewed and approved by the fire district prior to issuance of the building permit.
3. As required by the Engineering Department, the applicant shall pay associated Transportation Capital Expansion Fees as part of the building permit application process.
4. The applicant shall provide a copy of all required state and federal permits or approvals within 90 days of receiving any certificate of occupancy for the winery building.
5. Within 90 days, or prior to building permit application, whichever occurs first, the applicant shall finalize the outstanding building permit for the existing barn/storage building (permit 98-L5833) with the county code compliance department.
6. Prior to issuance of any certificate of occupancy, the applicant shall provide to the Planning Department a letter from the Larimer County Weed District Manager clearly indicating that no Diffuse Knapweed and Mediterranean Sage was found on the site, or that a weed management plan has been approved by the district.
Commissioner Waldo seconded the Motion.
Commissioners' Karabensh, Oppenheimer, terMeer, Waldo, Wallace, and Vice-Chairman Pond voted in favor of the Motion.
MOTION PASSED: 6-0
REPORT FROM STAFF: Mr. Helmick reminded the Commission of their upcoming meetings.
ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
These minutes constitute the Resolution of the Larimer County Planning Commission for the recommendations contained herein which are hereby certified to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners.
Duane Pond, Vice-Chairman Nancy Wallace, Secretary