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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, August 3, 2015

 

There were no hearings held on Monday, August 3, 2015.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager.  Chair Gaiter presided and Commissioners Johnson and Donnelly were present.  Also present were: Donna Hart, Josh Fudge, Lori Hodges, and Natalie Siles, Commissioners’ Office: Denise Ruybal, Clerk and Recorder’s Office; Dianne Ahart, Assessor’s Office; Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, Health Department; Gary Buffington, and Kerri Rollins, Natural Resources Department; Charlie Johnson, Engineering Department; Terry Gilbert, and Matt Lafferty, Planning Department; Candace Phippen, and Eric Fried, Code Compliance and Building Department; Paula Mills, Colorado State University Office of Engagement; and Gael Cookman, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Gaiter opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.     PUBLIC COMMENT:  No one was present to address the Board for public comment.

 

2.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 27, 2015:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of July 27, 2015, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 10, 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:

 

08042015A001           AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO FOR LONGVIEW CORRIDOR TRAIL 

 

08042015D001           GRANT OF TRAIL EASEMENT FROM JULIE M. DETERS

 

08042015R001           RESOLUTION ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE LARIMER COUNTY LAND USE CODE REGARDING 1041 WATER FACILITIES

 

08042015R002           FINDINGS & ORDER GRANTING A TAVERN LIQUOR LICENSE

 

MISCELLANEOUS:  Red Feather Lakes Planning Advisory Committee By-Laws Changes; Colorado Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant Application; Request for State Approval of Plan for Larimer County Core Services Program; Letter of Support for Great Outdoors Colorado Grant Application for Horsetooth West Acquisition.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: The following licenses were approved and/or issued:  Fort Collins Elks Lodge #804 – Special Event 6% - Fort Collins; Ovations Food Services LP – Modification of Premises – Fort Collins.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.    COMMENTS FROM COMMISSIONERS’ GUESTS:   There were no guests present.

 

6.    CONVENE AS THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners convene as the Board of Equalization.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Ms. Ruybal explained that a petitioner had received some mis-information from the Assessor’s Office staff during his hearing, so she is recommending that the Board support this petitioner’s request to have a new hearing with the proper information.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners reschedule the hearing for Wellington Hospitality.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

Ms. Ruybal then presented a packet of decisions regarding a mobile home park, and noted that the referee’s have written a quick summary on the property and requested the Board look at the packet prior to approving it.  The Board agreed to do so, and it will come back for final decision at next week’s Administrative Matters meeting.

 

Ms. Ruybal then presented the referee recommendations for July 27 – 31, 2015 (minus the two referenced above), and requested approval on the same.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County approve the referee recommendations for July 27 – 31, 2015, as presented.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners adjourn meeting as the Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

7.    INCREASE THE FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM STAFF BY TWO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS (EHS):  Dr. LeBailly requested the Board’s approval to add two EHS II positions for the last quarter of 2015, and to be supported in future years.  She noted that the positions are necessary to complete the restaurant inspections required by state regulations.  Dr. LeBailly stated her budget would pay for the first position with 2015 department vacancy savings and with ongoing support in 2016 covered by their proposed increased allocation; she asked that the general fund cover costs for the second position. 

 

Some discussion ensued.  Commissioner Johnson stated that restaurant inspections are an unfunded mandate by the state, the state is not providing adequate resources to accomplish the task, and he does not believe that the taxpayers should have to pay for it; he further noted that he would support the one position that will be paid for by the Health Department.  Commissioner Donnelly stated that waiting for the legislature to help out is what helped cause this problem, and that this is more of a question of ensuring public health and safety; he noted that this cost is a drop in the bucket in the overall county budget.  Chair Gaiter confirmed with Ms. Hoffmann that there is money in the reserves to cover this for the remainder of the year; he then suggested that the rest of the on-going costs be considered with the 2016 budget allocation process.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the two EHS II positions to be added in the last quarter of 2015 and supported in future years.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners support an arrangement where the Health Department would pay for on-going costs for one EHS II inspector for 2015, and future years, and the county would support a second inspector in 2015 and subsequent years; total request of the county is $16,650 in 2015, and $78,640 in 2016.

 

Chair Gaiter suggested amending the motion to strike the second half pertaining to the 2016 budget.  Some discussion ensued, and Commissioner Donnelly withdrew his motion.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners support the Health Department with an additional budget allocation of $16,650 in 2015.

 

Motion carried 2-1; Commissioner Johnson dissenting.

 

8.    APPROVE THE DETERS TRAIL EASEMENT FOR A SEGMENT OF THE POUDRE RIVER TRAIL:  Mr. Buffington, Ms. Rollins, and Mr. Johnson noted that Larimer County, as part of the Poudre River Trail partnership, has the responsibility to close the gap between Timnath and the River Bluffs Open Space.  The Open Lands Advisory Board has recommended that the Board of County Commissioners approve the purchase of the Deters trail easement for a segment of the Poudre River Trail system to support this effort. 

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Donnelly moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the expenditure of $3,050 from the Larimer County Open Space sales tax funds for the purchase of the Deters trail easement and sign the submitted trail easement document.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

9.    CONSIDER ENFORCEMENT ACTION REGARDING A GRAIN SILO CONVERTED TO A VACATION RENTAL:   Ms. Phippen stated that this issue has been resolved, as the owner of the property has vacated the silo and will be coming into the Planning Department to apply for proper permits. 

 

10.   LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR CSU COMMUNITY RESILIENCY GRANT APPLICATION:  Ms. Hodges and Ms. Mills requested the Board’s approval on a letter of support for CSU’s grant proposal to enhance the community capacity for resilience and disaster preparedness.  They explained that this partnership aligns well with the county’s strategic plan, Goal 3: All Hazards Emergency Management, and assists in efforts to educate community members on emergency management topics.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the letter of support for CSU’s grant proposal to enhance community capacity for resilience and disaster preparedness, and authorize the chair to sign the same.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

11.   WORKSESSION:     Ms. Hoffmann noted that the goal stewards would provide the Board an update on the progress of their objective groups by the end of August.  She also stated that staff is taking a fresh look at how Transportation Capital Expansion Fees are calculated and implemented.

 

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

 

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

 

The meeting adjourned 10:15 a.m.

 

                                                                            __________________________________                                                                                                                                    LEW GAITER III

                                                                            BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

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Gael M. Cookman, Deputy Clerk