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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

 

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING

FOR THE RIVER FORKS

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Jeannine Haag, County Attorney.  Chair Pro-Tem Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were: Troy Jones, applicant; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Ms. Haag explained that this was a continuation of the July 7, 2015, liquor license hearing for Operation River Fork, LLC, dba The River Forks.  Ms. Cookman put the applicant, Mr. Troy Jones, under oath, and then Ms. Haag reviewed the following exhibits with the Board:  Exhibit A – publishing of the notice in the newspaper; Exhibit B – diagram of the premises; Exhibit C – photos of Notice of Public Hearing posting on the premises; and Exhibit D – petition of the surrounding neighborhood. 

 

Ms. Haag asked a series of questions of Mr. Jones regarding the exhibits, and then asked if Mr. Jones felt that the needs and desires of the surrounding neighborhood support a tavern license in that area.  Mr. Jones replied in the affirmative, based upon the results of his petitioning process.  When questioned whether or not Mr. Jones was familiar with the liquor laws and if he had any alcohol server training, Mr. Jones replied that he has not had any formal training, and Ms. Haag suggested that he gather information about the TIPS training programs available to better educate himself and his staff. 

 

Ms. Haag noted for the record that there was nobody present to speak for or against this license. 

 

Under discussion, Chair Pro-tem Johnson also encouraged Mr. Jones to take advantage of the TIPS training, and to better familiarize himself with the liquor laws of Colorado. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the tavern liquor license for Operation River Fork, LLC, dba The River Forks, located at 1601 W Highway 34, Drake, Colorado. 

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

The hearing adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

 

administrative matters meeting

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Lorenda Volker, Assistant County Manager. Chair Pro-Tem Johnson presided and Commissioner Donnelly was present. Also present were:  Michelle Bird, Joshua Fudge, Donna Hart, and Deni LaRue, Commissioners’ Office; Laura Walker, Human Services Department; Bridget Paris and Andrea Wright, Human Resources Department; Corporal Matthew Cherry, Sheriff’s Office; and Melissa DeYoung, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Pro-Tem Johnson opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.         PUBLIC COMMENT:  Gregg Leverett addressed the Board to discuss his opinion of the Department of Homeland Security and his perceived corruption of Larimer County.

 

Eric Sutherland and George Reed both addressed the Board to note their disproval of the Boxelder Stormwater Authority and its proposed projects.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 6, 2015:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 6, 2015.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 20, 2015:  Ms. Hart reviewed the upcoming schedule with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approver the Consent agenda as outlined below:

 

ABATEMENTS:   As recommended by the County Assessor, the following petitions for abatement have been approved:  Avago Technologies Wireless USA MFG, parcel #P8268486.

 

07142015A001           LARIMER COUNTY CUSTODIAL AND RELATED SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

07142015A002           AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND GARNEY COMPANIES INC. FOR THE FISH CREEK WATER ASSOCIATION WATER LINE, FIST CREEK ROAD, ESTES PARK COLORADO

 

07142015A003           GRANT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIOENRS AND RED FEATHER MOUNTAIN LIBRARY DISTRICT, A COLORADO SPECIAL DISTRICT

 

07142015A004           GRANT AGREEMENT FOR GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO (GOCO) FUNDED PROJECT AT RED FEATHER LAKES LIBRARY

 

07142015D001           DEED OF DEDICATION FROM CHRISTOPHER WILDER

 

MISCELLANEOUS:   Recommended appointment of Lisa Sobieniak to the Lyons Regional Library District Board of Trustees to fill an unexpired term through September 2, 2015, and then serve an additional full 3-year term through September 2, 2018.   Mid-Term Appointment of David McKibbin to the Office on Aging Advisory Council; Department of Human Services Payments for May 2015; Treasurer’s Six Month Report; and Extraordinary Circumstances Letter for Steam Gauge Monitoring Grant.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  Colorado State University – 3.2% Special Event – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

5.         COMMISSIONERS’ GUESTS:  There were no guests present for comment.

 

6.         RECOGNITION OF UNITED WAY AWARD FOR ENGAGING IN COMMUNITY COLLABORATION:   Ginny Riley, former Larimer County Human Services Director and Laura Walker, current Human Resources Director, appeared before the Board. Chair Pro-Tem Johnson and Commissioner Donnelly both thanked Ms. Riley for her years of dedication to Larimer County.

 

7.         2016 COMPENSATION:  Ms. Paris and Ms. Wright addressed the Board to discuss the County’s compensation plan, range movement, and employee compensation, for the upcoming year. Ms. Paris requested the Board approve a 1.5% range adjustment and equivalent increase to employees beginning the first day of the first pay period and a 4% merit increase budget allocation in 2016, to allow departments to distribute increases – within their allocated merit increase amounts – either in equal amounts, in various amounts to employees based on a standard or better evaluation and internal equity range penetration, or other non-performance based rationale, approved by Human Resources.

 

Chair Pro-Tem Johnson noted that the budgetary impact on each department is on 3.5% due to the merit increase becoming effective upon an employee’s anniversary date.

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the following:  A. Provide a 1.5% range adjustment and equivalent increase to employees on the first day of the first pay period in 2016.  B.  Provide a 4% merit increase budget allocation in 2016, allowing departments within their allocated merit increase amounts to distribute increases either in equal amounts or with an approved compensation plan approved by Human Resources, in variable amounts to employees based on a standard or better evaluation AND internal equity, range penetration or other non-performance based rationale.

 

Motion carried 2-0.

 

8.         ASSISTANT COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:   Ms. Volker addressed the Board and noted that she and Linda Hoffmann attended the City, County, and School District Planning Meeting during the last week.

 

9.         COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS:  The Board detailed their attendance at various events during the past week.

 

10.       LEGAL MATTERS:  There were no legal matters to discuss.

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

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 LEW GAITER III

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk

 

 

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Melissa DeYoung, Deputy Clerk