LARIMER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Minutes of September 21, 2011

 

The Larimer County Planning Commission met in a regular session on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room.† Commissionersí Cox, Dougherty, Gerrard, Hart, Jensen, Wallace, and Zitti were present.† Commissioner Miller was absent.† Commissioner Glick presided as Chairman.† Also present were Matt Lafferty, Principle Planner, Rob Helmick, Senior Planner, Traci Shambo, Engineering Department, and Doug Ryan, Health Department.†

 

No sites were visited by the commission.

 

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 AUGUST 17, 2010 MEETINGS: † MOTION by Commissioner Cox approve the minutes, seconded by Commissioner Hart.† This received unanimous voice approval.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA:

None

 

CONSENT ITEM:

 

ITEM #1† ESTES PARK GUN & ARCHERY LOCATION AND EXTENT #11-Z1858:† Mr. Helmick provided background information on the request for the Estes Park Gun and Archery Club for their facility oat Common Point located on Noels Draw Lane at Common Point south of Highway 34, 2.5 miles east of Estes Park.† The request includes construction of shot curtains for the trap range and future shelters.

 

Commissioner Wallace asked how the gun shells would be discarded/picked up in order to help with the possible lead contamination to the environment.

 

Doug Ryan, Health Department, explained that when the gun shells reached the end of the range the curtain stopped the pellets, and they fell to the ground.† He noted that the pellets would have to be periodically picked up to recycle.†

 

Mr. Helmick explained that they would have a tarp under the curtains along with other methods to collect the shots.

 

DISCUSSION:

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Planning Commission approve the Estes Park Gun & Archery Location and Extent, file #11-Z1858, subject to the following conditions:

 

 

 

 

1.   Adequate water and sanitation shall be provided at all times for individuals at the site.† This is provided by the use of a vaulted toilet and bottled water.† .

2.   †The Club or the District shall obtain all necessary permits and approvals for the facilities identified in this review.† This may include building permits and variances to the zoning height limits.†

3.   This approval is for the shot curtains and other improvements identified in the application materials, including sedimentation trap, shelter roofs, shooting station increase and road redirection, additional vaulted toilets, a tactical range and the study of increasing the area use to additional adjacent District lands.†

 

Commissioner Hart seconded the Motion.

 

Commissionersí Cox, Dougherty, Gerrard, Hart, Jensen, Wallace, Zitti, and Chairman Glick voted in favor of the Motion.

 

MOTION PASSED: †8-0

 

 

 

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

 

ADJOURNMENT: † There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 6:45 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