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LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Minutes of September 18, 2013

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a regular session on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room.  Commissioners’ Bohling, Cox, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, and Zitti were present.  Commissioners Gerrard and Glick were absent.  Commissioner Dougherty presided as Chairman.  Also present were Matt Lafferty, Principle Planner, Terry Gilbert, Planning and Building Services Director, Eric Fried, Chief Building Official, Eric Tracy, Engineering Department, Doug Ryan, Health Department, and Jill Wilson, 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:  

Eric Sutherland, was concerned about an Intergovernmental Agreement signed by the Larimer County Natural Resources Department to allow laying the Greeley pipeline through Lyons Park where it would tear up a natural area and bury it under the river.  He pointed out that the IGA was not signed by the Board of County Commissioners.  He also mentioned that it set a horrible precedent for going behind the backs of the public and not engaging them in the public process in a matter that was of some controversy and would probably remain a controversy because of that action.  A significant amount of review should take place as to what occurred.  It defeated the respect the citizens had for the county.

 

He also mentioned his concern with the Boxelder Stormwater Authority, which was formed by an Intergovernmental Agreement by Larimer County, the Town of Wellington, and the City of Fort Collins.  It was bad thinking from beginning to end which included the fees to design and engineering.  Public money went into enlarging Clark Reservoir, which has had issues.  It should be demanded that the issues be looked and the public not be left in the dark.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE JULY 17, 2013 MEETING:   MOTION by Commissioner Cox approve the minutes, seconded by Commissioner Miller.  This received unanimous voice approval.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:

None.

 

ITEMS:

 

ITEM #1  ADOPTION OF THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODES:   Mr. Fried  provided background information to adopt the 2012 International Residential Code, 2012 International Building Code , 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 International Energy Conservation Code , 2012 International Existing Building Code , 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, with proposed amendments, and  repealing the currently adopted 2009 International Residential Code, 2009 International Building Code , 2009 International Plumbing Code, 2009 International Mechanical Code, 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 International Existing Building Code and proposed amendments, and amend the Building Permit Fee Tables, all to be effective January 1, 2014.     

 

 

 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

Michael Doderage, was a member of Code Review Committee and was also representing the National Home Builders Association.  He agreed that the proposed codes should be adopted.  He also mentioned that the proposed amendments were in line with other municipalities in the region.

 

DISCUSSION:

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners adoption of the 2012 International Residential Code, 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Plumbing Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 International Fuel Gas Code, 2012 International Energy Conservation Code, 2012 International Existing Building Code, and the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, with proposed amendments, all to be effective January 1, 2014.

 

Commissioner Jensen seconded the Motion.

 

Commissioners’ Bohling, Cox, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, Zitti and Vice-Chairman Dougherty voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED:  7-0

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners repeal the adoption of the 2009 International Residential Code, 2009 International Building Code, 2009 International Plumbing Code, 2009 International Mechanical Code, 2009 International Fuel Gas Code, 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, 2009 International Existing Building Code and proposed amendments, all to be effective January 1, 2014.

 

Commissioner Jensen seconded the Motion.

 

Commissioners’ Bohling, Cox, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, Zitti and Vice-Chairman Dougherty voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED:  7-0

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners a mendment of the Building Permit Fee Schedule Tables 1-A and 1-B, effective January 1, 2014.

 

Commissioner Jensen seconded the Motion.

 

 

 

Commissioners’ Bohling, Cox, Jensen, Miller, Wallace, Zitti and Vice-Chairman Dougherty voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED:  7-0

 

ITEM #2  POPE COMMUNITY HALL AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW #13-Z1918 :   Mr. Lafferty provided background information on the request for an amendment to the Pope Community Hall Special Review to allow up to 48 events annually and to further modify the approval by changing some of the operational characteristics of the use that were defined in the approved project materials and Findings and Resolution.  He explained the following proposed changes:

 

·   Condition 8 of the approved Findings and Resolution is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

8.   The Pope Community Hall Special Review is approved  for a total of 22 48 weddings or similar events/activities (not including Seasonal Camps) annually, with no more than two weddings or similar events/activities occurring within a 30 day period. The number and type of weddings or similar events/activities are further defined by conditions 10 & 11 below, and shall be counted starting on January 1 and ending on December 31 of each calendar year, with no carryover in subsequent years.

 

He explained that currently the facility was allowed to have 22 events with only 6 allowed to be outside with the caveat that all dancing, etc. be conducted inside.  The other 16 events had to occur all inside with no outdoor activity.  T he applicant was proposing to changed the approved use to have 48 events a year and eliminate the requirement which only allowed 2 events in a 30 day period.  He explained that the applicant brought about the proposed changes after an event center was approved which allowed 48 events, all to be outside.

 

·   Condition 10 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

10.    All Except for the 6 weddings or similar events/activities shall be allowed to be conducted outdoors on any part of the property that is defined as the Community Hall area on the amended site plan for the amended Special Review pursuant to Condition 11 below, all other weddings or similar events/activities must be conducted indoors (i.e., within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room) and shall be subject to the following exceptions:

 

a.   All dance music or noise exceeding the parameters of the Sound Study prepared by Harms Sound labs, Dated June 24, 2011 shall occur within the confined area of the gymnasium/multipurpose room. The use of amplified music, voice or sound shall be confined to the inside of the gymnasium. 

 

 

 

b.   The Speaker placement and orientation plans previously approved shall be adhered to for the outdoor use of amplified music, voice or sound, with the measured level of sound no greater than 75 db at three feet in front of each speaker. The disbursement of food and beverages (i.e. food lines and bars) shall occur within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room.

c.   To contain noise occurring within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room, the doors and other openings to said gymnasium/multi-purpose room must stay closed during all approved weddings or similar events/activities.

 

·   Condition 11 of the approved Findings and Resolution is proposed to be deleted.

 

·   Condition 12 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

12. The total number of attendees at each allowed wedding/event/activity event shall not exceed 170 individuals, including service personnel.  In no event, however, shall the number of individuals inside the gymnasium/multi-purpose room exceed 99 individuals unless and until an automatic fire sprinkler system is installed, inspected and approved in the gymnasium/multi-purpose room 

 

He explained that the approval allowed 170 occupants including guests and staff.  That number  was limited to 99 based on the need to sprinkler the building.  That building had since been sprinklered and could now accommodate an occupancy of 170 people.  As a result, the limit of 99 was proposed to be deleted. 

 

·   Condition 13 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

13. The existing parking area will be expanded to 68 spaces in the area identified on the site plan for the Amended Special Review.  Overflow parking shall be allowed and confined to the parking area surrounding the “Shop” indentified on the site plan for the Amended Special Review. All attendees, including service personnel shall park in the designated parking lot.  The parking lot shall contain 62 parking spaces (three of which shall be handicapped spaces).

 

He stated that the applicant was proposing to add parking spaces and go from 62 spaces to 68 spaces.  He showed where the additional spaces would be located and pointed out that there was a shop building on the property that could accommodate overflow parking.

 

·   Condition 15 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

15. All events/activities Weddings/events/activities for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890 shall only be allowed on the property between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM. There shall be no outdoor activity, associated with any wedding/event/activity, after 7:00 P.M.  This condition does not apply to approved Seasonal Camps.

 

·   Condition 16 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

16. The owner/operator of the Pope Community Hall Special Review shall hire a POST certified local law enforcement officer/sheriff deputy/ranger for all wedding receptions or similar celebratory events that exceed 75 guests when alcohol is being served and for all other events exceeding 100 guests when alcohol is being served to monitor and report on the operations and functions of all events. For events that it is necessary to hire an officer, part of the duties of the officer is to monitor and report on the operations and functions of the events. At a minimum the report must address the following matters listed below. (To address unforeseen issues the following list of reported items can be expanded by the Larimer County Planning Director at any time).

 

a.   Placement and orientation of all speakers being used outside of the gym/multipurpose room per the approved Speaker Placement and Orientation Plan;

b.   One decibel reading per hour at a distance of three (3) feet from the front of each speakers located outdoors;

c.   Number of individuals attending the event, including service personnel;

d.   Areas of the site used for activities (including the amount of time in each space);

e.   Start and finish time for the event;

f.   That all visiting vehicles are parked in approved parking areas as defined by Condition 13 How many cars were in the parking area; and

g.   Any other pertinent information such as neighbor complaints and/or visits by County or Poudre Fire Authority personnel.

 

Mr. Lafferty explained that the applicant was proposing to amend the condition to require an officer for only events that had 75 guests and over.  Less than 75 guests would not require an officer.  The Development Services Team was asking that the condition remain the same and not be changed.

 

·   Condition 19 of the approved Findings and Resolution  is proposed to be changed as follows:

 

19. The applicant/owner shall ensure that all transportation to and from the site by guests and service personnel shall be via typical surface transportation (i.e., motor vehicle.)     No alternative transportation (helicopter, hot air balloon or similar transports) shall be allowed for the event uses and activities. Buses/shuttle service may not be used to transport guests or service personnel, thereby minimizing the impact of traffic.  Guests or service personnel may carpool.

 

 

 

He explained that Staff believed that the proposal could meet the Land Use Code requirements.  He asked that the Planning Commission and County Commissioners determine whether it was compatible and in harmony with the surrounding area.  He noted that the current septic system had a capacity of 150; however, the board of county commissioners approved 170 occupants.  As a result, the Health Department was asking that the septic system be modified to accommodate the extra capacity or show that the current system in place would suffice and/or demonstrate compliance.  He stated that the proposal was heard before the LaPorte Area Plan Advisory Committee (LAPAC) and they voted to deny the application. 

 

Commissioner Jensen asked if increasing the number of parking spaces would have an effect on the ability of the fire department to turn around in the parking lot.

 

Mr. Lafferty stated that it would not have an impact.

 

Commissioner Jensen asked about the septic system and a timeframe to make any modifications.

 

Doug Ryan, Health Department, explained that septic systems were designed for the maximum daily flow.  The current system was sized for the youth camp that was approved for 20 people.  Therefore the system was designed for 1,000 gallons a day, which was designed for the peak flow.  In 2010, it was estimated that there would be a maximum of 130 people, which was about 900 gallons a day and left some excess capacity.  The Health Department did not have a problem with 150 guests using the system because there was that excess capacity.  The approval allowed 170 guests, and the applicant addressed the capacity concern in a letter dated September 12, 2013.  It stated that in no event would a party be allowed to invite more than 150 guests.  The Health Department was comfortable with the capacity of having 150 guests. 

 

Commissioner Miller asked where the recently approved events center was located.

 

Mr. Lafferty replied that the property was approximately a mile away.

 

Commissioner Dougherty asked if there had been any valid complaints on the site.

 

Mr. Lafferty stated that there had been complaints but whether they were valid could not be determined. 

 

Randy Pope, applicant, explained that the point of the new proposal was to try to have a business that was successful enough to keep their property, protect the family legacy.  He stated that they had been turning away requests for events from 10-18 a month.  He explained that it was too difficult to run the business with the limit of two events a month with only one allowed outside.  He asked that their business be treated equally and fairly and mentioned the recently approved Boutique Event Center, which was located ¾ of a mile from his property.  He mentioned that Boutique Event Center received unanimous votes from LAPAC, the Planning Commission, and the County Commissioners to hold 48 events during a longer season.  He explained that Bingham Hill Road was designed to handle 5,000 cars a day, and it currently carried 1,300.  If the proposal was approved it would increase that by 17 per day, and pointed out that a normal household was valued at 10 trips per day.  He explained that there was mature landscaping on the property, which helped confine the area.  He stated that they liked having a deputy on site to help with any

 

 

issues.  He stated that the deputies had not received any complaints.  He mentioned that they had tried to address all sound issues.  He stated that they were asking for 48 events over 12 months. 

 

Commissioner Dougherty asked about the request to only have a sheriff on site if there were 75 guests or over.

 

Mr. Pope stated that if alcohol was involved that an officer be available possibly during the last 2-3 hours of the event when alcohol becomes more prevalent.  However, it did not seem necessary to have a deputy for smaller parties.

 

PUBLIC TESTIMONY:

John Schmid, 4009 Bingham Hill Road, stated that he had opposed the event center from the beginning.  He was opposed to the new application because it decreased the compatibility with the surrounding area and created adverse effects on properties.  Increasing the approval by 26 events coupled with the amount of guests that could attend would create another 4,000 people coming in to the rural area, which he did not consider compatible.  He stated the new proposal could allow there to be 2 events per week for 6 months.  He asked how the sound study was relevant if the events were held on any part of the property.  He felt that the application should be denied.

 

Liz Whitney, 4130 Bingham Hill Road, stated that she had tried to look at the proposals with compromise and had compromised with what was currently approved.  She was concerned that the current proposal had not had a long enough opportunity to be tested.  She felt that it was too soon to even know if the limited events would work.  She stated that 68 cars to and from the event would impact the road.  She compared the proposal to the recently approved Boutique Event Center.  She mentioned that 80% of the neighbors were in opposition of the what was currently approved at the site.

 

Ken Ecton, 4008 Bingham Hill Road, pointed out that the area was not the same as other areas.  It was a less dense area with properties restricted to single family residential.  He stated that noise continued to be a problem.  It was a commercial operation stuck in the middle of a  rural residential area. 

 

Shirley Garcia-Blackson, stated that she was an event planner and had done three events on the site.  She stated that the events that occurred on the site were normal and mentioned that an outdoor ceremony usually only lasted about 30 minutes.  She stated that she worked with many events centers and had not seen any with those kinds of restrictions and did not see how they could function with less than 48 events per year.  She stated that for the event center to go forward, it should be treated like others. 

 

Debbie Evans, had an event at the site.  She pointed out that most brides had a date chosen so the restriction on events would be a hardship. 

 

Andy Burnett, 2215 Overland Trail, stated that they could hear music from the bar in LaPorte.  He stated that noise came from properties but it was just a part of life and having neighbors.  It felt that a reasonable compromise could be made between the applicants and the neighbors.

 

 

 

Alan Stoddleman, 4110 Bingham Hill Road, stated that he had worked with the applicants on some of the events and provided some of the music.  He stated that they were very careful with speaker placement.  He stated that you could not hear noise from the behind the fence. 

 

Raye Sullivan, 4020 Bingham Hill Road, stated that expanding to 48 events was excessive.  She suggested having all the weddings indoors if the applicant wanted to have more events.  She stated that on July 13, 2013 there was loud music on the site that was disruptive.  The applicant was asking to amend the approval to allow food and reception outside, which would impact the neighborhood.  She stated that there had been repeated requests for expansions and did not want to have to come back for more requests in the future. 

 

Mark Evans, explained that they had the wedding on July 13, 2013 and explained what happened with the music.  He stated that the closest house was 150 yards away from the property.  He pointed out that there was mature landscaping that hid the property.

 

Candace Burnett, 2215 Overland Trail, stated that you could not see the property from the road and there was mature landscaping. 

 

Mr. Pope explained that all the dance music would be kept inside.  He stated they had corrected all music and speaker issues and had assigned one person to be in charge of it.  He stated that speaker placement for all places on the property were assigned and taken care of with the last approval.  He explained that all of the events would have a 150 guest limit.  He explained the septic tank issue and addressed the traffic issues.  He pointed out the local businesses and events centers in the vicinity of the site, and compared the surrounding properties from the subject site and the approved Boutique Event Center.  He again asked to be treated as fair and equal as the other events centers in the area. 

 

DISCUSSION:

Commissioner Wallace stated that she had voted consistently to deny the project and that the property was not a commercial property.  The reasonable expectation of the neighbors and community was that it was a rural area, and the uses in the area should be compatible with the surrounding area.  She pointed out that LAPAC recommended denial on the use.  She stated that the density and proximity of the houses made the proposal incompatible. 

 

Commissioner Miller disagreed with Commissioner Wallace.

 

Commissioner Bohling stated that he had not heard anything that compelled him to believe the use was incompatible.  There were no real facts about noise and the traffic had been addressed.

 

Commissioner Jensen agreed with the Development Services Team to approve the use.  He commended the applicant for taking responsibility for his faults in the past.  He stated that he felt that Condition 16 should be deleted from the approval.  He believed that the applicant liked having the officers and would hire them for his business without having it as a condition of approval.  He liked the changes that were proposed and felt that they could help the business succeed.  He stated that if it was approved he did not want to see the applicant back in asking for more. 

 

 

 

Commissioner Zitti stated that request was doubling the use.  He sympathized with the neighbors’ concerns but he stated that he would approve the use.  He also did not want to see the applicant back in again asking to expand the use.

 

Commissioner Cox understood the living in a rural area as neighbors had expectations of living in that area.  She felt that the revocation was a big deal and the applicant got a second chance with the last approval.  She felt that it was too soon to come back and ask for an expansion and more events.  She stated that neighbors would have to deal with events every weekend especially in the summer.  Compatibility was the biggest issue and the neighbors should be listened to.  She pointed out that the neighbors had been to 16 hearings to show that it was incompatible.  She felt that it was more appropriate in an urban setting. 

 

Commissioner Dougherty pointed out that there were no validated complaints since the last proposal was approved.  He felt that there was a way to make it compatible and keep it compatible.  He recommended to amend Condition 15 to state:  ‘All Weddings/events/activities for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, as amended herein, shall only be allowed on the property between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM. There shall be no amplified outdoor activity, associated with any wedding/event/activity, after 7:00 P.M.  This condition does not apply to approved Seasonal Camps.’  Additionally, he agreed that having a deputy at the site was beneficial to both sides.  He believed that the proposal met the technical requirements of the code.

 

Commissioner Cox asked for more information on the decision made by LAPAC.

 

Mr. Lafferty explained that for a majority of the board they felt that it was not the right location. 

 

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission recommend to the Board of County Commissioners approval of the Pope Community Hall Amended Special Review, file #13-Z1918, for the property described on “Exhibit A” to the minutes, subject to the following conditions, amended Condition 15, and delete Condition 16:

 

·  No changes to conditions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 14, 17, 18, and 20 of the approved Findings and Resolution.

 

·  Condition 8 of the approved Findings and Resolution be changed as follows:

 

8.   The Pope Community Hall Special Review is approved  for a total of 48 weddings or similar events/activities (not including Seasonal Camps) annually, with no more than one wedding or similar event/activity per week occurring within a 30 day period. The number and type of weddings or similar events/activities are further defined by conditions 10 & 11 below, and shall be counted starting on January 1 and ending on December 31 of each calendar year, with no carryover in subsequent years.

 

 

 

 

·  Condition 10 of the approved Findings and Resolution  be changed as follows:

 

10.    All Except for the 6 weddings or similar events/activities shall be allowed to be conducted outdoors on any part of the property that is defined as the Community Hall area on the amended site plan for the amended Special Review pursuant to Condition 11 below, all other weddings or similar events/activities must be conducted indoors (i.e., within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room) and shall be subject to the following exceptions:

 

d.   All dance music or noise exceeding the parameters of the Sound Study prepared by Harms Sound labs, Dated June 24, 2011 shall occur within the confined area of the gymnasium/multipurpose room. The use of amplified music, voice or sound shall be confined to the inside of the gymnasium. 

e.   The Speaker placement and orientation plans previously approved shall be adhered to for the outdoor use of amplified music, voice or sound, with the measured level of sound no greater than 75 db at three feet in front of each speaker. The disbursement of food and beverages (i.e. food lines and bars) shall occur within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room.

f.   To contain noise occurring within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room, the doors and other openings to said gymnasium/multi-purpose room must stay closed during all approved weddings or similar events/activities.

 

·  Condition 11 of the approved Findings and Resolution  be deleted.

 

11.   The Pope Community Hall Special Review is approved to allow 6 weddings or similar events/activities that have outdoor activities in addition to a ceremony.  Said outdoor weddings or similar events/activities shall be subject to the following:

 

a.   During the time period starting on April 1st  and ending on September 30th there shall be only 1 of the (6) aforementioned outdoor weddings or similar events/activities allowed per month. 

b.   The use of amplified music, voice or sound shall be confined to the inside of the gymnasium, except during the ceremony.  The use of amplified music, voice or sound during the ceremony shall not last more than 2 hours.

c.   The Speaker Placement and Orientation Plans shall be adhered to for the outdoor use of amplified music, voice or sound for an allowed ceremony, with the measured level of sound no greater that 75 db at three feet from the front of each speaker.

d.   The disbursement of food and beverages (i.e. food lines and bars) shall occur within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room.

e.   To contain noise occurring within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room the doors and other openings to said gymnasium/multi-purpose room must stay closed during all approved weddings or similar events/activities.

 

 

·  Condition 12 of the approved Findings and Resolution be changed as follows:

 

12. The total number of attendees at each allowed wedding/event/activity event shall not exceed 170 individuals, including service personnel.  In no event, however, shall the number of individuals inside the gymnasium/multi-purpose room exceed 99 individuals unless and until an automatic fire sprinkler system is installed, inspected and approved in the gymnasium/multi-purpose room 

 

·  Condition 13 of the approved Findings and Resolution  be changed as follows:

 

13. The existing parking area will be expanded to 68 spaces in the area identified on the site plan for the Amended Special Review.  Overflow parking shall be allowed and confined to the parking area surrounding the “Shop” indentified on the site plan for the Amended Special Review. All attendees, including service personnel shall park in the designated parking lot.  The parking lot shall contain 62 parking spaces (three of which shall be handicapped spaces).

 

·  Condition 15 of the approved Findings and Resolution be changed as follows:

 

15. All events/activities Weddings/events/activities for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, as amended herein, shall only be allowed on the property between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:00 PM.. Further there shall be no amplified outdoor activity, associated with any wedding/event/activity, after 7:00 P.M.  This condition does not apply to approved Seasonal Camps.

 

·  Condition 16 of the approved Findings and Resolution  be deleted:

 

16. The owner/operator of the Pope Community Hall Special Review shall hire a POST certified local law enforcement officer/sheriff deputy/ranger to monitor and report on the operations and functions of all events. At a minimum the report must address the following matters listed below. (To address unforeseen issues the following list of reported items can be expanded by the Larimer County Planning Director at any time).

 

a.   Placement and orientation of all speakers being used outside of the gym/multipurpose room per the approved Speaker Placement and Orientation Plan;

b.   One decibel reading per hour at a distance of three (3) feet from the front of each speakers located outdoors;

c.   Number of individuals attending the event, including service personnel;

d.   Areas of the site used for activities (including the amount of time in each space);

e.   Start and finish time for the event;

f.   That all visiting vehicles are parked in approved parking areas as defined by Condition 13 How many cars were in the parking area; and

 

 

g.   Any other pertinent information such as neighbor complaints and/or visits by County or Poudre Fire Authority personnel.

 

·  Condition 19 of the approved Findings and Resolution be changed as follows:

 

19. The applicant/owner shall ensure that all transportation to and from the site by guests and service personnel shall be via typical surface transportation (i.e., motor vehicle.)     No alternative transportation (helicopter, hot air balloon or similar transports) shall be allowed for the event uses and activities. Buses/shuttle service may not be used to transport guests or service personnel, thereby minimizing the impact of traffic.  Guests or service personnel may carpool.

 

Commissioner  Miller seconded the Motion.

 

Commissioners’ Bohling, Jensen, Miller, Zitti and Vice-Chairman Dougherty voted in favor of the Motion.

 

Commissioners’ Cox and Wallace voted against the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED:  5-2

 

 

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT:   There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 9:45 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

 

 

TRACT 2, POPE MRD 96-EX0830

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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