MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
LAND USE HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:15 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter (who joined the meeting after it was already in progress) were present. Also present were: Clint Jones, Engineering Department; Doug Ryan, Health Department; Karin Madson, Planning Department; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; and Dana Polley, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance, and explained that item #1 was on the consent agenda and would not be discussed unless requested by the Board, staff, or members of the audience. Mr. Lafferty suggested the Board move item #2 to the consent agenda as well. The Board agreed.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners move item #2, Adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes, to the consent agenda.
Motion carried 2-0.
1. INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS PARK INTERNATIONAL LOTS 5-9 AMENDED PLAT, ROW/EV, FILE #13-S3179: This is a request to the Amended Plat of the Industrial Business Park International P.U.D., Lots 5-9 to reconfigure the lot lines and vacate a portion of Morocco Way and a 20-foot utility easement with a dedicated new right-of-way for an extension of Mexico Way.
The request includes vacating a 20-foot utility easement along the east side of the proposed right-of-way vacation. Morocco Way currently extends north along the west of Lot 9 on the recorded plat of Industrial Business Park International P.U.D. The applicants are proposing to vacate the portion of the right-of-way for Morocco Way that extends north of Zurich Drive and extend the right-of-way for Mexico Way to the north of Zurich Drive between what is currently identified on the recorded plat as Lots 7 and 8. As a result of relocating the right-of-way the applicants are proposing to reconfigure the lot lines between 5 adjacent lots. The applicant also proposes to add the vacated right-of-way for Morocco Way entirely to the lot on the east instead of dividing it equally between the two adjacent lots. Both lots are currently under the same ownership.
The Amended Plat also identifies a newly dedicated extension to the existing 30-foot drainage easement along the north property lines, a newly dedicated extension to the 20-foot utility easement along the south property lines and two 14-foot utility easements along both sides of the proposed right-of-way extension for Mexico Way.
The Larimer County Engineering Department has made several recommendations as well as a condition that should be placed on future development of the lots in the Industrial Business Park International P.U.D. No other agencies had objections to this proposal.
Staff recommends approval of the Amended Plat of Lots 5-9, Industrial Business Park International P.U.D., File #13-S3179, with a right-of way vacation of a portion of Morocco Way and the vacation of a 20-foot utility easement located along the east side of the vacated right-of-way, subject to the following conditions and authorization for the chairman to sign the plat when the conditions are met and the plat is presented for signature:
1. All conditions of approval shall be met and the Final Plat recorded by April 14, 2014, or this approval shall be null and void.
2. Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat the applicant shall make the technical corrections required by Brian M. Helminiak, Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department.
3. The vacation of the right-of-way, utility easement, reconfiguration of the lots lines, and dedication of the new right-of-way and utility easements shall be finalized at such time when the plat and findings and resolution of the County Commissioners are recorded.
The Final Plat shall be revised to include a signature block for all lien holders.
2. ADOPTION OF THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODES: This is a request 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.
Staff recommends the following:
1. The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners 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, and the 1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, with proposed amendments, all to be effective January 1, 2014.
2. The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners repeal 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, all to be effective January 1, 2014.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined above.
Motion carried 2-0.
Commissioner Gaiter joined the meeting at this time.
3. MEADOWLARK RIDGE CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT, FILE #04-S2268: This is a second request to extend the Development Agreement to include an extension to the completion date from June 1, 2013, until December 31, 2013.
The Final Plat for the Meadowlark Ridge Conservation Development was recorded on June 17, 2009. The Development Agreement for the property included a completion date of June 1, 2011. An amendment to the Development Agreement was approved by the Board of County Commissioners August 23, 2011, extending the completion date until June 1, 2013. The completion date has passed and the improvements for the development are not yet completed. The collateral for the project expires on November 1, 2013.
The Developer has requested a second extension to the completion date for an addition 7 months, noting that they are in the process of finalizing the project. Staff supports this request so that the improvements can be installed and the development completed by December 31, 2013. As part of the extension request the Developer is working to make some changes to the drainage improvements for the developments. Because of these changes an additional agreement will need to be recorded to address the discharge onto a different property than was originally planned.
There are, however, 2 new lot owners who are concerned that they are being held up due to the fact that the improvements were not completed as scheduled. For this reason this item is on the discussion agenda.
Staff recommends that the Board of County Commissioners approve an Amendment to the Meadowlark Ridge Conservation Development (file #04-S2268) to include a 7 month extension to the completion date, with the following conditions:
1. The second amendment to Development Agreement for the development shall be amended and recorded by October 31, 2013. The Development Agreement 2nd Amendment shall include a completion date no later than December 31, 2013.
2. The collateral for the development shall be extended until at least March 2, 2014.
3. Developer shall obtain a Development Construction Permit from the Engineering Department prior to finalizing the improvements.
4. The Developer shall provide the following items for review and approval by the Engineering Department for the proposed changes to the drainage improvements:
a. Revised construction plans and an addendum to the drainage report explaining the changes.
b. A letter from the ditch company acknowledging the change to the drainage improvements.
A recorded drainage agreement/easement between the owner of the residual lot with the pond and the downstream owner who is receiving the water in perpetuity.
Ms. Madson briefly presented this item to the Board.
The applicant, Earl Vader, explained the improvements that have been made and those that still need to be made. He stated that he believes all the remaining improvements could be made by the new deadline of December 31, 2013.
Chair Johnson opened the hearing up for public comment.
Lloyd Reed and Shirley Reed, affected property owners, addressed the Board with their concerns that the new timeline will continue to be pushed back. They are frustrated because they are unable to build on their land until all the improvements have been made.
Some discussion ensued and Mr. Lafferty explained the two options available:
1. The county could deny the extension and collect collateral from the bank and complete the improvements with that money.
2. The Board of County Commissioners could grant the extension.
The Board agreed with staff’s recommendation with the expectation that all improvements will be completed by December 31, 2013.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve a second extension to the completion date and amendment to the Development Agreement for the Meadowlark Ridge Conservation Development, File #04-S2268, with the conditions as recommended above.
Motion carried 3-0.
There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:50 p.m.
LAND USE HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 6:30 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioners Donnelly and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Doug Ryan, Environmental Health Department; Eric Tracy, Planning Department; Michael Brooks, Sheriff’s Department; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Johnson opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance, and explained that there was one item on the agenda for discussion.
1. POPE COMMUNITY HALL AMENDED SPECIAL REVIEW: This is a 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 are defined in the approved project materials and Findings and Resolution.
On September 18, 2013, the Development Services Team presented the Pope Community Hall Amended Special Review application to the Planning Commission. At the hearing, the Planning Commission received testimony from the Development Services Team, the applicant and the public. Issues raised during the hearing focused on neighborhood impacts and compatibility stemming from traffic, noise, loss of rural residential character, and past non-compliance issues.
After taking testimony the Planning Commission deliberated and voted on a motion for approval of the Development Services Team recommendation with the modifications. The modifications included changes to Condition 15 regarding limited hours of amplified outdoor activity and the deletion of Condition 16, which motion was supported by a vote of 5-2.
The Development services team supports the Planning Commission propose changes to Condition 15, but does not support the elimination of Condition 16. The reason for not supporting the deletion of Condition 16 is that this condition provides a non-biased opinion of the activities occurring, which is important in understanding whether or not the use is being operated in compliance with the standards or not. Such a determination of compliance will be impossible to access if left purely to the reported observations of the neighbors and operator of the use.
(**The Development Services Team had many recommendations which were amended by the commissioners. The final changes are reflected below, so as not to confuse the reader.)
The Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, approval shall automatically expire without a public hearing if the use is not commenced within three years of the date of this Findings and Resolution.
The Site for the Pope Community Hall Special Review shall be developed consistent with the approved plans and information contained in Planning Department File #12-Z1890 except as modified by the conditions of this approval. The approval of this application shall also be subject to all other verbal representations and commitments made by the applicant that are of record for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890. In the event of any conflict between this Findings and Resolution and any other documents or representations, this Findings and Resolution shall control.
Failure to comply with any of the conditions of approval for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890 may result in reconsideration of the use and possible revocation of the approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
The Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, is approved without the requirement for a Development Agreement.
If the applicant/owner fails to comply with any conditions of approval or otherwise fails to use the property consistent with the approved Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, the applicant agrees, in addition to all other remedies available to County, that the County may withhold building permits, issue a written notice to applicant to appear and show cause why the Special Review approval should not be revoked, and/or bring a court action for enforcement of the terms of the Special Review. All remedies are cumulative and the County’s election to use one shall not preclude use of another. If the County must retain legal counsel and/or pursue a court action to enforce the terms of this said approval, the applicant agrees to pay all expenses incurred by County including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees.
This Findings and Resolution for the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890 shall be servitude running with the Property. Those owners of the Property or any portion of the Property who obtain title subsequent to the date of recording of this Findings and Resolution, their heirs, successors, assigns or transferees, and persons holding under applicants shall comply with the terms and conditions of said Special Review approval.
The County may conduct periodic inspections of the property and reviews of the status of the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890, as appropriate, to monitor and enforce the terms of said Special Review approval.
8. Changed to Read
The Pope Community Hall Special Review is approved for a total of 22 weddings or similar events/activities (not including Seasonal Camps) annually. The number and type of weddings or similar events/activities are further defined by conditions 10 and 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.
Weddings and similar events/activities may include rehearsals. Such rehearsals shall not be counted as a separate event. No rehearsal dinners shall be allowed.
10. Changed to Read
Except for the 9 weddings or similar events/activities allowed to be conducted outdoors 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:
a. The use of amplified music, voice or sound shall be confined to the inside of the gymnasium.
b. 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.
11. Changed to Read
The Pope Community Hall Special Review is approved to allow 9 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. 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.
b. 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.
c. The disbursement of food and beverages (i.e. food lines and bars) shall occur within the gymnasium/multi-purpose room.
d. 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.
e. Outdoor activities shall be conducted only on that part of the property defined as the Community Hall are on the amended site plan for the amended Special Review.
12. Changed to Read
The total number of attendees at each wedding/event/activity shall not exceed 170 individuals, including service personnel.
13. Changed to Read
The existing parking area will be expanded to 68 spaces in the area identified on the amended site plan for the Amended Special Review. Overflow parking shall be allowed and confined to the parking area surrounding the “Shop” identified on the amended site plan for the Amended Special Review. All attendees, including service personnel shall park in the designated parking lot.
Fire access roads and fire lanes requirements as outlined in the referral letter found in the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #12-Z1890 from the Poudre Fire Authority, by Ron Gonzales, Assistant Fire Marshal, dated July 24, 2012 shall be complied with at all times.
15. Changed to Read
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. After 7:00 p.m. noise from any outdoor activity associated with any wedding/event/activity shall be limited in volume and quality such as to not offend ordinary sensitivities as determined on site by the monitoring law enforcement officer. This condition does not apply to approved Seasonal Camps.
16. Changed to Read
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 speaker located outdoors;
c. Number of individuals attending the event, including service personnel;
d. Start and finish time for the event;
e. Verification that all visiting vehicles were parked in approved parking areas as defined by Condition 13; and
f. Any other pertinent information such as neighbor complaints and/or visits by County or Poudre Fire Authority personnel.
The owner/operator shall provide the contact information of the POST Certified local law enforcement officer/sheriff deputy /ranger overseeing the event on the business webpage for the approved use, so neighboring property owners can report specific instances of potential issues.
A complete signed report from the POST Certified local law enforcement officer/sheriff deputy /ranger overseeing the event must be submitted to the Planning Department within 10 calendar days of each event.
19. Changed to Read
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 be used to transport guests or service personnel thereby minimizing the impact of traffic.
The applicant/owner shall construct a 6 foot high wood fence as illustrated on the approved site plan prior to any outdoor weddings/events/activities.
Mr. Lafferty gave a quick overview of this special land review. The primary amendment being an increase in the number of events from 22 to 48. Currently the applicant is allowed 6 outdoor events occurring between April 1 and October 31, allowing 1 per month. In addition, there may be 16 indoor events with only 2 events allowed within a 30 day period. Noise and light pollution have been concerns with the applicant taking steps to resolve these issues.
Some discussion ensued between the Commissioners and staff regarding clarification on the number of people allowed, the installation of the sprinkler in the gymnasium, the number of handicap parking spaces and why limit the applicant to 6 outdoor activities if they are complying with the current conditions.
The applicants, Sheryl and Randy Pope, made a presentation to the Board. They had concerns over conflicting information in the approval dated December 12, 2012. They asked that they be given the same equality and fairness given the Boutique Event Center and the Tapestry House, two other event centers in the LaPorte area. They stated they have addressed both the light and noise pollution concerns by installing a 6 foot fence, having no lighting in the parking lot and having a sheriff’s deputy present at all events to address real time complaints from neighbors. They are turning away a large amount of business due to the constraints. They stated they have done absolutely everything asked of them, they have complied with all the land use codes and have met all the conditions of approval.
Chair Johnson opened the hearing to public comment with the following individuals speaking in favor of the proposed amended special review:
· Gary Burnett, was a neighbor and would like the cost and commitment of the Popes
· Daniel Covey with Homeless Gear attended a fundraiser to benefit his organization at the
facility and was impressed with the ease and the effort the applicant made to ensure there was no negative affect on the neighborhood.
· Suzanne Cordery-Cotter stated that none of the corresponding event centers have such strict regulations. Is the Board being fair and impartial?
· Courtney Reed has been working with the Popes in planning her wedding next year at the Preserve. The Popes have been very candid and upfront regarding the issues they are facing.
· Gia is the event planner at the Preserve. She feels the very strict policy is having an economic impact on lost revenue. There are no lights outside and the DJ’s are told to turn off the music at 9:30 p.m.
· Mark Evans feels the neighborhood and surrounding area is pristine and this brings the property values up.
· Shirley is an event planner and decorator and has worked with the Preserve as well as other event centers. She is taken aback by the restrictions put on the applicant.
· Mike Helmricks stated that he couldn’t find a place to hold his wedding a few years ago and ended up having his wedding in Breckenridge. You are never going to please everyone and there should be fair decisions made.
· Mark Unsbauch stated that there could be worst things immediately next door to an owner’s property.
· Kelly Reed felt the expectations are not the same as what was promised. The Popes have done countless things for him and the community without charge. We need people in the county who give back to the community.
· Reid Pope has been asked by the applicant to go outside and listen for the level of noise during several events. He has barely, if ever, heard any noise pollution during events at the Preserve.
Those speaking in opposition were:
· John Schmid feels the proposed amendments open it up for impacts and adverse conditions on the neighborhood.
· Joan Welch-Schmid feels the amendments will adversely affect property values and that there are no other commercial businesses close in proximity.
· Cary Weiner wonders when the process is going to end? This process is prolonging the disharmony in the neighborhood. Feels the constant change is a waste of county resources.
· Liz Whitney questioned why the applicants agreed to conditions in December of 2012 and now want to change things again? Their rural area is quieter and feels the outdoor tents contributed the noise problem. She asked if the amount of special events the Preserve can have would increase the number of events past the proposed 48 per year?
· Joe Sullivan asked for clarification on outdoor could be occur outside. He presented a petition with 80% of the signatures in opposition. Feels change is not good when it only benefits one.
· Sandy Blocker questioned the compatibility of the Preserve to that of the neighborhood.
· Raye Sullivan stated that their home is their sanctuary and she does not feel they have been intolerable or unreasonable. They have considered moving, but is that fair? She stated that the people in favor have business connections or are friends with the applicant.
· Ken Ecton questioned the harmony and property rights and concerns of the neighborhood. Brought up that LAPAC has only denied all but one item brought before them.
Chair Johnson closed public comment and asked if the applicant wanted some time for rebuttal to public comment.
Mr. Pope did address the Board and asked if the neighbors had concerns, why those concerns weren’t address with the deputy on duty in real time? He has spoken with appraisers and not one would put in writing that having the event center in the neighborhood would result in a loss of property value. He mentioned that recently an event center was approved on County Road 52E which is comparable to Bingham Hill Road. He also stated that his three closest neighbors have had no complaints and they would be the most likely impacted. He feels they have not been treated fairly.
Some discussion ensued between the Commissioners and staff pertaining to:
· The number of events allowed per year
· The number of those events that could be considered outdoor events
· What is considered an outdoor event?
· Should the hours for outdoor events be expanded during the summer months?
· Is there still a need for the deputy presence at events
· Should the 30 day timeframe be eliminated?
M O T I O N
Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Pope Community Hall Special Review, File #13-Z1918 subject to the conditions as outlined and amended above.
Commissioner Gaiter moved to amend Commissioner Donnelly’s motion to strike section 10f.
Motion failed 1-2; with Chair Johnson and Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.
Commissioner Gaiter then moved to amend Commissioners Donnelly’s motion to allow 12 weddings or similar events/activities.
Motion failed 1-2; with Chair Johnson and Commissioner Donnelly dissenting.
Original motion carried; 2-1 with Chair Johnson dissenting.
There being no further business, the Board adjourned at 10:05 p.m.
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffman, County Manager. Chair Johnson presided and Commissioner Gaiter was present. Also present were: Donna Hart and Deni LaRue, Commissioners Office; Bridget Paris, Human Resources Department; Mark Pfaffinger, and Gary Janezich, Facilities and Information Technology Division; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Division; Mark Peterson, Rusty McDaniel, and Martina Wilkerson, Engineering Department; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2013:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of October 7, 2013, as presented.
Motion carried 2-0.
2. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2013: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.
3. CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined below:
10152013A001 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE STATE OF COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES REGARDING THE TITLE IV-E WAIVER DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
10152013R001 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 2, BUDERUS MRD AND LOT 1 OF THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 1 OF THE BUDERUS MRD AND TRACT A OF THE ALEXANDER B. GRANT EXEMPTION
10152013R002 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MILLER MRD LOT 1 AMENDED PLAT AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT
10152013R003 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 6 HIDDEN VALLEY ESTATES II RLUP
10152013R004 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT OF LOT 1 IN THE MCCARTHY SUBDIVISION
10152013R005 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OT LOTS 7 AND 8 AND A PORTION OF LOT 11 IN LETITIA LAKES SUBDIVISION, 2ND FILING
10152013R006 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WENDLER MINOR LAND DIVISION
10152013R007 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF AN IRRIGATION EASEMENT IN VISTA AT COTTONWOOD SHORES PUD, LOT 1
10152013R008 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TIME EXTENSION OF THE EATON CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY PLAT APPROVAL
10152013R009 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LODGEPOLE INVESTMENTS ANNEXATION APPEAL
10152013R010 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE MAIL CREEK CROSSING PLANNED LAND DIVISION PRELIMINARY PLAT AND REZONING TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT
10152013R011 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SCHOOLEY LOT C LOT SIZE APPEAL
10152013R012 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PETITION OF ALLAN AND EMILY LEIBOW FOR THE BOUTIQUE EVENT CENTER
10152013R013 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE KOEHLER/ROSE TDU EXEMPTION APPEAL
10152013R014 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE WEST VINE OUTFALL 1041 APPEAL
10152013R015 FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STACHURSKI LOT SIZE APPEAL
10152013R016 DECLARATION OF A DISASTER FOR RE-BUILD PROGRAM
MISCELLANEOUS: Department of Human Services Payments for August 2013; Revision to Environmental and Science Advisory Board Bylaws.
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were issued and/or approved: Schrader County Store #440 – 3.2% - Fort Collins; Best Western Crossroads – Tavern – Loveland; City Limit Liquor – Retail Liquor Store – Fort Collins; Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association – Special Event 6% - Wellington.
Motion carried 2-0.
4. ADD ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO THE FACILITIES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIVISION (FITD): Mr. Pfaffinger, Mr. Janezich, and Ms. Paris proposed hiring a Full Time Employee (FTE) position for GIS and Software Application Development and an FTE position for Technical Support Services. The proposal will allow FITD to keep up with demand and technological shifts in new software that requires more specialized skill sets, as well as adjust their use of temporary staffing.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve 2 FTE’s to fill a Database Administrator Position and a Technical Support Specialist and waive the hiring freeze for these positions.
Motion carried 2-0.
5. FUNDING FOR PUBLICLY DEDICATED LOCAL ROAD REPAIRS: Mr. Engemoen, Mr. Peterson, Mr. McDaniel, and Ms. Wilkerson addressed the Board requesting direction on how to address publicly dedicated road repairs and if the county should earmark funds for said repairs, and if so, how much. Discussion ensued.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve earmarking $500,000 dollars in un-reimbursed county funds to support the temporary and permanent improvements to publicly dedicated local roads.
Motion carried 2-0.
6. COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION: Ms. Hoffman noted that the strategic plan objectives are ready for review and she will bring them to the Board when Commissioner Donnelly returns. She noted that the staff level study regarding better management of Tax Increment Financing has been placed on hold due to the flood. And she further noted that the Budget has been published and will be reviewed point-by-point with the Board at their Thursday worksession.
7. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board reviewed their activities at events during the previous week.
8. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss.
STEVE JOHNSON, CHAIR
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Dana S. Polley, Deputy Clerk
Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk
Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk