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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

 

There were no meetings scheduled on Monday, February 9, 2015.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager.  Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present.  Also present were: Donna Hart, Michelle Bird, Suzanne Bassinger, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Gary Buffington, Megan Flenniken, and Jeffrey Boring, Department of Natural Resources; Daylan Figgs, City of Fort Collins Natural Areas; Matt McCollum, USDA Veterarian Services; Jennifer Barnfield, Colorado State University Vet Schools; Terry Gilbert, Planning Department; and Denise Ruybal, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.    PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment today.

 

2.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF  FEBRUARY 2, 2015:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of February 2, 2015, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16, 2015:   Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4.    CONSENT AGENDA: 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as outlined below:

 

02102015A001           CONTRACT AMENDMENT TO AQUATIC NUISANCE 2015 PROGRAM BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND THE STATE OF COLORADO DEPATMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF PARKS AND WILDLIFE

 

02102015D001           DEED OF DEDICATION – MARY LOU HOIG

 

02102015D002           DEED OF DEDICATION – JANICE C. HECHT

 

02102015R001           RESOLUTION VACATING EASEMENT IN THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 10 N, RANGE 68 W, LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO

 

02102015R002           FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE REEVES ACRES SubdivisionPRELIMINARY PLAT   

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved and/or issued:  Fort Collins Elks Lodge BPOE 804 – 6% Special Event Permit – Fort Collins; Inlet Bay Marina – 3.2% Beer Retail – Fort Collins; Sylvan Dale Ranch – Hotel and Restaurant w/ Optional Premises – Loveland; The Inn at Whiskey Belle Ranch – Bed and Breakfast - Livermore.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.    COMMENTS FROM COMMISSIONERS’ GUESTS:  No guests were present for comment.     

 

6.    NATURAL RESOURCES DEPARTMENT 2014 STATE OF THE RESOURCE REPORT:  Mr. Boring presented the Board with copies of the annual State of the Resource report.  The report is a great source in telling behind the scene stories about the community.  The report is available on the County’s website.

 

7.    PRESENTATION OF BISON CONSERVATION COLLABORATION AT RED MOUNTAIN OPEN SPACE/SOAPSTONE PRAIRIE NATURAL AREA – LARIMER FOOTHILLS BISON PROJECT:  Larimer County, the City of Fort Collins, Colorado State University (CSU), and the United States Department of Agriculture -   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) are entering into an IGA to collaborate on Bison Conservation and provide grazing lands for a conservation herd on Red Mountain Open Space and Soapstone Prairie Nature Area.  A genetics team from CSU and USDA-APHIS have worked to generate healthy offspring, free of brucellosis, from the Yellowstone National Park bison herds.  The USDA-APHIS will provide for new genetics from Yellowstone National Park and disease surveillance, while CSU will provide herd management and reproductive support to ensure that offspring are genetically varied.  Once the herd grows to a sustainable size, animals from this herd can be transferred to other conservation herds where their valuable genetics are needed. This herd would be the first of its kind in the United Stated to be founded by individuals with the Yellowstone genetics.  Ms. Barnfield provided a presentation detailing the study and research involved in this collaboration.

 

8.    APPROVAL OF THE LARIMER COUNTY LEGISLATIVE POSITION GUIDE: Ms. Bird reviewed with the Board the Larimer County Legislative Position Guide identifies issues of importance to Larimer County.  This document is intended to summarize Larimer County’s position on issues that affect the quality of life and the governance of our community and provide general direction to staff on legislative issues.  The guide is reviewed annually to maintain suitability for the current legislative session.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of Commissioners approve the Larimer County Legislative Position Guide.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.    WORKSESSION:     Mr. Gluckman asked Ms. Bird to speak about Senate Bill 135, the Public Bodies and Urban Renewal Bill, which is in response to last year’s bill which was vetoed by the Governor.  CCI has not taken a position on the bill and is asking County Commissioners to take official action so that it can be presented this afternoon before the Senate.  It was the consensus of the Board that is this bill has no revenue sharing component and the Board of Commissioners is opposed to supporting this bill.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of Commissioners take a stance to oppose Senate Bill 15-135.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Mr. Gilbert explained to the Board the next round of infrastructure projects on community development lot grant DR’s are due Friday. The first step is a letter of intent, decisions will come out in March, and applications due in May.  Mr. Gilbert presented a spreadsheet listing 21 projects with costs and the 12 and a half percent match the County has on FEMA projects.  Mr. Gilbert reviewed the costs and stated that costs have gone up substantially since the original Project Worksheets were submitted. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of Commissioners allow the chair to sign the 21 documents.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Ms. Bassinger presented a request from the Coalition for the Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Group to have the Board of Commissioners sign the Letter of Intent which is due Friday.  The project is intended to replace the Stagecoach Trail Bridge over the Little Thompson River.  The letter states that Larimer County would support the project if approved.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of Commissioners authorize the Chair to sign a letter to the Colorado Department of Public Safety regarding the Little Thompson Watershed Restoration Coalition.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

10.   COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board reviewed their activities during the previous week. 

 

11.   LEGAL MATTERS: Executive session to discuss settlement of claims to related to construction of road improvements on County Road 11.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of Commissioners go into executive session for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions, as outlined in 24-6-402(4)(b) C.R.S.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

The meeting adjourned 10:30 a.m., with no further action taken.

 

 

 

                                                                                              _______________________________

 LEW GAITER III

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Denise M. Ruybal, Deputy Clerk