LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Minutes of January 16, 2013

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a regular session on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room.† Commissionersí Bohling, Cox, Gerrard, Miller, Wallace, and Zitti were present.† Commissioners Dougherty and Jensen were absent.† Commissioner Glick presided as Chairman.† Also present were Matt Lafferty, Principle Planner, Rob Helmick, Senior Planner, Traci Shambo, Engineering Department, Doug Ryan, Health Department and Jill Wilson, Recording Secretary.†

 

The Commissioners did not attend a field trip to the site.

 

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.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE DECEMBER 19, 2012 MEETING: † MOTION by Commissioner Cox approve the minutes, seconded by Commissioner Wallace.† This received unanimous voice approval.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:

None.

 

CONSENT ITEM:

 

ITEM #1† FOREST HEALTH AMENDED LOCATION AND EXTENT #12-Z1903:† Mr. Helmick provided background information on the request to amend a previous approval of a Location and Extent for a collection site for beetle kill wood and biomass for both Larimer and Boulder County citizens.† The amendment proposed to make the site permanent and to allow for changes in technology or need over time with the principal purpose to continue to provide a drop off and collection site for woody biomass.† The site is located on the east side of Highway 7 immediately north of the Boulder/Larimer line at the south end of the Tahosa Valley.† Mr. Helmick noted that a letter was received today from an adjacent neighbor who had concerns regarding the wood chipper and the hours it was used.† He also suggested deleting the proposed condition #4 regarding the minor land division.

 

Commissioner Wallace asked about the neighbor concerns.

 

Scott Golden, Resource Specialist for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, stated that Mr. Hoover was their direct neighbor and had voiced the most concerns during the initial approval in 2008.† He stated that the grinder was used due to economics and logistics, and it was use for only one day after they had acquired enough materials.

 

Commissioner Wallace asked if a grinder was brought on site?

 

Mr. Golden replied that they had a contract service for the grinder.

 

Commissioner Zitti asked about increased traffic to the site.

 

Mr. Golden pointed out what was established as a temporary access by CDOT in 2008.† He stated that the program had been a success and use had increased 50% every year.

 

Commissioner Wallace asked where the neighbor, Mr. Hoover, lived.

 

He pointed out the residence and stated that it was approximately 0.5 miles away.†

 

DISCUSSION:

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission approve the Forest Health Amended Location and Extent, file #12-Z1903, subject to the following conditions with deleted Condition #4:

 

1.   Temporary facilities such as portable toilets and bottled water will be provided at the site for those individuals operating the site.

2.   Access will be coordinated with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and if an access permit is required, one will be obtained and any necessary improvements will be installed prior to operation.

3.   Obtain the necessary air quality permits for both the site and any equipment, which may operate at the site.†

5.†† Any new structures or new technologies to be used a the site shall be evaluated by Larimer County Team prior to establishing them.† If the Team determines that the changes or additions should be evaluated further an additional amended application may be required.†

 

Commissioner Miller seconded the Motion.

 

Commissionersí Bohling, Cox, Gerrard, Miller, Wallace, Zitti and Chairman Glick voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED:† 7-0

 

REPORT FROM STAFF:Mr. Lafferty reminded the Commission of their upcoming meetings.†

 

ADJOURNMENT: † There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 6:48 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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Scott Glick, Chairman††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† Nancy Wallace, Secretary