MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, March 18, 2019

 

LAND USE MEETING

 

There were no meetings held on Monday, March 18, 2019

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffman, County Manager. Chair Donnelly presided, and Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Kefalas were present. Also present were: Brenda Gimeson and Alisha Jeffers, Commissioners’ Office; and Elizabeth Carter, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.          PUBLIC COMMENT:  Chair Donnelly opened the meeting to public comment giving citizens the opportunity to address the Commissioners regarding events and issues pertaining to Larimer County. Sidna Rasheed, Mike Pruznick and Sean Dougherty addressed the Board.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of March 11, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2019:   Ms. Jeffers reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:  

 

003192019 A001           WORK ORDER FOR TRANSPORTATION FUNDING STRATEGY - PHASE 3, BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND FELSBURG, HOLT & ULLEVIG

 

03192019A002             STATE OF COLORADO CONTRACT BY AND BETWEEN COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY/DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (DCJ) AND THE LARIMER BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

 

03192019D001             DEED OF DEDICATION FROM JUDITH PUTNAM AND STEPHEN PUTNAM

 

03192019D002            DEED OF DEDICATION FOR STOVE PRAIRIE RANCH EVENTS CENTER

 

03192019R002            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF LOT 17A, BLOCK 7, LETITIA LAKE SUBDIVISION AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

03192019R003            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE THORNTON WATER PROJECT 1041 PERMIT

 

MISCELLANEOUS : Board of County Commissioner Appointment of Daylan Figgs to the South Platte Basin Roundtable as the Larimer County Representative; Recommended Mid-Term Appointment to the Environmental & Science Advisory Board, Christopher Wood; Department of Human Services Payment for January 2019.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES:  The Forks Mercantile & Saloon – Tavern– Livermore , The Forks Mercantile & Saloon – Optional Premise – Livermore, Senor Rafael at the Mexican Inn – Hotel and Restaurant– Loveland , Glenn Haven Inn – Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premise –Glen Haven.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Consent

Agenda as outlined above.

 

Motion carried 3-0.   

 

5.         COMMENTS FROM COMMISSIONERS’ GUESTS: The Commissioners did not have any guests.

 

6.         ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLE PROGRAM : Commissioner Kefalas introduced Bill Hayes, Cindy Copeland, and Collin Tomb of the Boulder County Public Health Department.  Mr. Hayes reported to the Board that Governor Polis has issued an executive order to increase the number of Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) in Colorado in the next few years. Mr. Hayes and his colleagues were present to share information with the BOCC regarding the objectives and parameters of the ZEV program.

 

Ms. Copeland briefed the Board on the potential benefits of the ZEV and the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) programs.  She detailed benefits to the environment, especially air quality, and on citizen health. There was a discussion between the Board and the representative of the Boulder Health Department on how the LEV program has worked in Boulder.  Additionally, the Board discussed the impact a ZEV program would have on local car dealers and the potential increased complication for individuals wishing to register vehicle purchased out of state. Lastly, the team from Boulder offered to participate in a working session if additional information is desired by the Board.

 

7.         MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY: Ken Cooper, Facilities Director. Mr. Cooper noted that the County owns two contiguous parcels in Estes Park.  The County has leased part of the property to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for many years. Mr. Cooper noted the two agencies have cooperatively operated their fleet maintenance shops, but the campus facilities are in disrepair. The County has designed a replacement campus for its operations to be constructed in 2019.

 

Mr. Cooper reported that this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) supports a shared redevelopment between the agencies, allowing the southern site to remain County property and the smaller northern site to be purchased by CDOT.  Shared facilities will be constructed, allowing mutual use of salt/sand storage, a wash bay, and liquid de-icer storage. Mr. Cooper noted that this ensures a long-term solution for County fleet maintenance in this geographic area; and it helps ensure a coordinated redevelopment of the site, which will best serve the citizens of Estes Park and the region.

 

There was a discussion between the Board and staff about whether the County would be responsible for construction costs.  Additionally, Todd Juergens, Road and Bridge Director, answered questions about how a lease with the State would potentially be structured.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the Memorandum of Understanding with the Colorado Department of Transportation to partner on the redevelopment of the Estes Park Maintenance Shop.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

8.         INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR SOLID WASTE PROGRAMMING AND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS : Stephen Gillette, Solid Waste Director. Mr. Gillette reported to the Board that the Solid Waste Department recommends approval of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for Solid Waste Programming and Infrastructure Improvements between Larimer County, the cities of Loveland and Fort Collins, and the Town of Estes Park to provide for the delivery of solid waste facilities, infrastructure, and programs as further described in the Solid Waste Infrastructure Master Plan adopted by Larimer County in 2018. Mr. Gillette noted the existing Larimer County Landfill is projected to consume its maximum permitted capacity by the fourth quarter of the year 2024. He stated that the landfill currently receives over one million cubic yards of material per year and is an important element of the solid waste management system within Larimer County.

 

Mr. Gillette told the Board that the recommended agreement establishes the roles and responsibilities for funding, construction and operation of a new landfill, central transfer station, yard waste composting facility, and food waste processing facility. The agreement also establishes a Solid Waste Policy Council as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners to assist in guiding future solid waste planning and educational programs. He noted the infrastructure improvements would be funded by the Solid Waste Enterprise.  There was a brief discussion between the Board and Mr. Gillette regarding projected intakes to the different components of a new facility and the potential for having additional cities/towns in the County participate.  There was also a discussion about the importance of the landfill and the service provided to the citizens of Larimer County.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Fort Collins, the City of Loveland and the Town of Estes Park for Solid Waste programming and infrastructure improvements.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

9.         LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR THE RED FEATHER LAKES GRANT APPLICATION FOR A ROADWAY CENTERLINE SURVEY: Mark Peterson, Engineering Director.  Mr. Peterson briefed the Board on the Red Feather Lakes grant application for a centerline survey and the request for a letter of support from the BOCC. He noted that as last discussed with the BOCC during the October 31, 2017 work session, Red Feather Lakes (RFL) needs Larimer County’s support to complete a community-wide survey to identify roadway centerline alignments. Mr. Peterson reported that the Larimer County Department of Engineering has agreed to partner on this project and be the grant applicant where local government eligibility is required.

 

Mr. Peterson noted that the completion of this centerline survey will allow the RFL community to consider improvement district options, thereby removing a significant barrier in addressing its growing infrastructure and economic development needs. He reported that the cost of the roads survey has been updated in 2019, with an estimate of $35,000. Grant funding has been sought to finance the roads survey: Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is willing to consider funding 50% of the project, where there is a commitment for a 50% match. As a collaborative project partner, Larimer County has committed up to $20,000 in its 2019 Budget to match DOLA funding.  Lastly, Mr. Peterson noted that this specific request is to fulfill the DOLA requirement for a BOCC letter of support.

 

  M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved the Board of County Commissioners approve a letter of support for the Red Feather Lakes’ grant application for a Roadway Centerline Survey.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

     10.          COUNTY MANAGER WORKSESSION:  Ms. Hoffman updated the Board on upcoming projects and activities.

 

11.        COMMISSIONER ACTIVITY REPORTS: The Board detailed their attendance at events during the previous week.

 

12.         EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board went into Executive Session regarding consideration of proposed Tax Increment Revenue Agreement (College & Drake Urban Renewal Authority).

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners enter Executive Session to discuss a proposed Tax Increment Revenue Agreement (College & Drake Urban Renewal Authority) pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(e) for determining positions for matters that maybe subject to negotiation, developing strategies for negotiations and to give instruction to negotiators.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

With there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

 

 

 

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TOM DONNELLY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

ATTEST:

 

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Elizabeth Carter, Deputy Clerk