MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
LAND USE HEARING
The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Matt Lafferty, Principal Planner.
Chair Donnelly presided and Commissioners Johnson and Gaiter were present. Also present were: Rob Helmick, Planning Department; Clint Jones, Engineering Department; David Ayraud, County Attorney; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Donnelly opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance and noted that the following items were on the consent agenda and would not be discussed unless requested to do so by the Board, staff, or members of the audience:
1. GLENN RIDGE ESTATES 2ND LOT 5 AMENDED PLAT, FILE #13-S3199: This is an Amended Plat proposal to expand the existing building envelope on Lot 5, Glenn Ridge Estates Subdivision 2nd Filing approximately 7.5’ to the east in order for the owner to build a home on this property where he desires.
The Amended Plat notes that any existing covenants, deed restrictions and other conditions of approval which applied to this lot will continue to apply if this Amended Plat is approved. The proposed Amended Plat to expand the building envelop 7.5’ to the east for Lot 5, Glenn Ridge Estates 2nd will not adversely affect any neighboring properties or any County agency. Amending the plat 7.5’ to the east does not contradict any conditions established by Larimer County or the Glenn Ridge Estates Homeowner’s Association. The expansion will not result in any additional lots. The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Amended Plat to expand the building envelope 7.5’ to the east for Lot 5, Glenn Ridge Estates 2nd, File #13-S3199, subject to the following condition(s) and authorization for the chair 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 July 27, 2014, or this
approval shall be null and void.
2. The Final Plat shall include a signature block for the lien holder, if applicable.
3. Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat the applicant shall make any technical corrections
required by the Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department.
2. PICO DAIRY MINOR LAND DIVISION: The applicants originally proposed to divide the 42+ acre property into two parcels, one of 2.3 acres and one of the 39.7 acre balance. The property is being used as a dairy and the two houses on the property were originally built one at the turn of the century and the other in the 1930’s. In order to accommodate a need for the new owners, a farmstead was approved to rebuild the turn of the century home. The owners have discovered that this has created a financing problem that requires the home be financed separate from the dairy and so they now wish to separate the home from the dairy. The rebuilt residence received farmstead approval and setback variances in 2010. However, they did not finish the process, no plat was ever recorded, and the approval expired. The applicant submitted an appeal to pursue a request to divide the parcel on which their dairy exists into 3 lots, two with homes and one with a dairy operation, through the Minor Land Division Process (MLD). As noted above the applicant has previously had a farmstead approved to allow reconstruction of a second home on the property and the Team worked with the applicant to approve a Minor Land Division to divide the home from the dairy and farmstead. The applicant did not pursue the finalizing approval of the Minor Land Division. Keeping the farmstead with the working agricultural operation was within the intent of the original approval. The case in the prior Minor Land Division was the need for financing of the main home. The applicant notes that financial planning suggests the two homes be separate, they have indicated the dairy use parcel would restricted and not be for building purposes. The Board of County Commissioners can vote to separate existing legal uses from each other as a MLD under the provisions of Sub-section 5.4.2 of the County Code. The Board has the final approval authority for the MLD based on the review criteria found in Section 5.4.
The proposed separation of the uses will not result in any additional impacts for this site or to surrounding properties. The purpose of this division is to facilitate conversion of financing of the homes and dairy uses. The Development Services Team recommends approval of the PICO Dairy Minor Land Division, file #13-S3196 subject to the following condition(s) and authorization for the chair 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 July 28, 2014, or this approval shall be null and void.
2. Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat, the application shall make the technical corrections required by Brian Helminiak, Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department.
3. The plat shall note that the agricultural parcel is not eligible for further development including any residential building permits until the Board of County Commissioners approves a development proposal, which would allow those uses and structures.
4. Easements for utilities outside of ROW’s shall be provided for as requested by the providers.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that Board of Commissioners approve the consent agenda as presented.
Motion carried 3-0.
There being no further business, the hearing adjourned at 3:05 p.m.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager. Chair Donnelly presided and Commissioners Gaiter and Johnson were present. Also present were: Deni LaRue, Lori Hodges and Donna Hart, Commissioners’ Office; Sarah Hunt and John Gamlin, Human Resources Department; Marc Engemoen, Public Works Department; and Dana Polley, Deputy Clerk.
Chair Donnelly opened the meeting up to public comment giving citizens the opportunity to address the Commissioners with events and issues pertaining to Larimer County. There were no public present for comment.
Chair Donnelly then led the pledge of allegiance.
1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 2014:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 20, 2014.
Motion carried 3-0.
2. REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3, 2014: Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.
3. CONSENT AGENDA:
M O T I O N
Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following items, as listed on the consent agenda:
01282014A001 LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO INMATE MEDICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND CORRECTIONAL HEALTHCARE COMPANIES, INC.
01282014A002 LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO FLOOD RECOVERY & NON-PROJECT-SPECIFIC BRIDGE/RAODWAY & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.
01282014A003 LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO RIGHT-OF-WAY AND EASEMENT ACQUISITION SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND WESTERN STATES LAND SERVICES, INC.
01282014A004 DRAINAGE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND DANIEL E ALBRACHT AND PHYLLIS J ALBRACHT
01282014R001 RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COMPENSATION FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY I
MISCELLANEOUS: Expenditure Authorization PY13 25% Enhanced Dislocated Worker; Larimer County Operating Policies and Procedures Human Resources Policy and Procedure 331.2c Recruitment, Applications, and Hiring.
LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were issued and/approved: Glen Echo Resort – Hotel and Restaurant – Bellvue; Windjammer Roadhouse LLC – New Manager Registration – Fort Collins.
Motion carried 3-0.
4. HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND PROCEDURE 31.2, SECTION XIV – APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE BACKGROUND CHECKS: Ms. Hunt and Mr. Gamlin presented the Board with the new policy changes on background checks and requested approval. Ms. Hunt briefly reviewed the changes and some discussion followed.
M O T I O N
Commissioner Gaiter moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the revised Human Resources Policy and Procedure 31.2, Section XIV – Applicant of Employee Background Checks.
Motion carried 3-0.
5. COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION: Ms. Hoffmann mentioned that she recently met with the board of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation and suggested the Board set up a meeting to speak with the Executive Director about their plans for the year. She also introduced Lori Hodges who is the new Director of Emergency Management and Recovery and stated that they have already started working hard.
Mr. Engemoen provided the Board with an update on the Fish Creek Intergovernmental agreement between Larimer County, The Town of Estes Park, Upper Thompson Sanitation District, and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. The four groups met and were able to come to a consensus for the final draft of the IGA. Mr. Engemoen said he would have the agreement to the Board for signature at next weeks Administrative Matters meeting.
Ms. Hoffmann also mentioned that staff are moving forward on the strategic plan and she will continue to update the Board on progress. Finally, Ms. Hoffmann announced that discussion will be beginning on the regional TIF study and that everyone is excited to come together on this topic.
6. COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board reviewed their involvement at events during the previous week.
7. LEGAL MATTERS: There were no legal matters to discuss.
The meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
CLERK AND RECORDER
Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk
Dana S. Polley, Deputy Clerk