LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Minutes of June 1, 2005

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a special session on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room.† Commissionersí Boulter, Huddleston, Korb, Oppenheimer, Pond and Wallace were present. Commissioner Morgan presided as Chairman.† Commissionersí terMeer and Waldo were absent.† Also present were Rex Burns, Engineering Department, and Mandi Schmierer, Planning Technician and Recording Secretary.

COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING THE COUNTY LAND USE CODE:†

None

 

COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC REGARDING OTHER RELEVANT LAND USE MATTERS NOT ON THE AGENDA:

None

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA: †

None

 

ITEMS:

 

ITEM #1 THE FORT COLLINS', LAPORTE, AND LOVELAND STORM WATER MASTER PLANS:† Mr. Burns provided background information on the request to adopt the revised City of Fort Collins, LaPorte, and Loveland Storm Water Master Plans.† Mr. Burns noted with the exception of the LaPorte Area Master Plan, all of the plans had already been adopted.† The Master Planís 3 main purposes were that it would identify facilities needed to handle new development, identify paths of flow for storm water, and estimates cost of needed facilities.† Mr. Burns presented a power point presentation and explained the Storm Water Master Plan for the LaPorte area.†

 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

Lee DeMaranvil, 1529 West Vine, expressed concerns about the West Vine Basin Master Plan and the channel that would be located on the back side of his property.† †

 

Mr. Burns addressed Mr. DeMaranvil concerns.†

 

Commissioner Korb asked if the channel was intended to be a release channel where the velocity and volume would be controlled.

 

Mr. Burns explained that the water would be stored until it could be released at a controlled rate.

 

Commissoner Wallace expressed her concerns regarding the water flow rate of the channels since there were schools in the vicinity.

 

Mr. Burns remarked that safety concerns had been examined and the safety fences were previously determined to be more harmful than helpful.† He also explained that the flow rate of the water would run approximately 4-5 feet per second but was a tranquil flow with no turbulence that flows in a straight motion.

 

Public Hearing was closed at this time. ††††

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Commissioner Huddleston asked if detention basins had been considered for the LaPorte Storm Water Master Plan.†

 

Mr. Burns replied that it was a good idea that would be looked at in the future.

 

Commissioner Wallace moved that the Planning Commission adopt the following Resolution:

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission adopt the revised City of Fort Collins', LaPorte, and Loveland Storm water Master Plans.†

 

Commissioner Pond seconded the Motion.

 

Commissioners' Boulter, Huddleston, Korb, Oppenheimer, Pond, Wallace, and Chairman Morgan voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED: ††7-0

 

ITEM #2 LARIMER COUNTY STORM WATER DESIGN STANDARDS:† Mr. Burns provided background information on the request of the adoption of the Larimer County Stormwater Design Standards and the repeal to the existing Larimer County Stormwater Management Manual, dated 1979.† He said since the adoption of the existing manual, there had been advances in technological science of stormwater management as well as changes in practices used to address stormwater and stormwater quality.†

 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

None

 

DISCUSSION:

Chairman Morgan gave his appreciation to Mr. Burns for his effort and outreach regarding the storm water management standards and plans.

 

Commissioner Pond 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 Larimer County Stormwater Design Standards be adopted and the existing Larimer County Stormwater Management Manual be repealed.

 

Commissioner Boulter seconded the Motion.

 

Commissioners' Boulter, Huddleston, Korb, Oppenheimer, Pond, Wallace, and Chairman Morgan voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED: ††7-0

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM STAFF: None

 

ADJOURNMENT:† There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 7:30 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Morgan, Chairman†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Jason Waldo, Secretary