MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Rob Helmick, Principal Planner. Chair Donnelly presided, Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Kefalas were present. Also present were: Chad Gray, Code Compliance; Karin Madson, Code Compliance Supervisor; Lesli Ellis, Community Development Director; Kathy Eastley, Matt Lafferty, Samantha Mott, Community Development; Laurie Kadrich, CPIR Director, Public Works; Jeannine Haag, County Attorney’s Office; and Stephanie Grosskopf, 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.          BLAIR APPEAL, FILE #19-ZONE2572: The applicant proposes to change the use of an existing studio building to an accessory living unit. The current detached studio is 826 square feet. The applicants propose to add 326 square feet to add/create a bedroom for the unit. The surrounding area consists of detached single-family dwellings on lots in excess of 4-5 acres in size. This lot, as several others has frontage onto Terry Lake. The Public Site Plan process to allow an accessory living area at this property is in process, and the administrative approval is pending the outcome of this requested size appeal. If the size appeal is granted, the Public Site Plan can be approved. The use of an accessory living area will be addressed with the Public Site Plan process; therefore, this report is only addressing the size appeal. This request is for the approval of an appeal to allow an accessory living area to be 1,199 square feet. Section 4.3.10.H.c of the Larimer County Land Use Code calls for the total square footage of the Accessory Living Area to be “limited to 40 percent of the square footage in the single-family dwelling, excluding any garage or basement area, whether finished or not or 800 square feet, whichever is less.” In this case, the primary single-family dwelling is 3,516 square feet in size, not including the basement or garage, which would not limit the size of the Accessory Living Area to 800 square feet. The proposed 1199 square foot accessory living area exceeds the allowed square footage; therefore, an appeal is required. Granting the appeal should not have a negative effect on other properties in the vicinity as approval to the request would not result in any substantial change to the property. No comments were received from neighbors regarding this request. The accessory living area will be used solely for guests or family members of the occupants of the single-family dwelling or those providing a service on-site in exchange for their residence. The accessory living area cannot be rented or leased separately from the single-family dwelling.

 

Section 22.2.3 Larimer County Land Use Code APPEAL TO DEVIATE FROM THE STANDARDS OR REQUIREMENTS When considering whether to approve an appeal to deviate from standards or requirements of this Code, other than minimum lot size requirements, the County Commissioners may grant the appeal subject to safeguards and conditions consistent with their findings concerning the following factors. The County Commissioners will consider each of the following factors and make findings pertaining to each one which, in their discretion, applies to the appeal:

 

A.         Approval of the Appeal will not subvert the purpose of the standard or requirement. The purpose of Section 4.3.10.H.c of the Land Use Code is to allow for accessory living areas that are incidental to the primary use of the property as single-family residential. The size limitation was included to ensure the accessory use remains accessory and to prevent the use from turning into multi-family residential and/or rentals where it is not permitted. The property consists of an existing single-family dwelling of 3516 square feet. The property is 9.8 acres, and if it could be divided, they would have more than enough acreage to create separate parcels that would meet the minimum lot size in the FA-Farming zoning district through the Planned Land Division process. If this request is approved, there would be a main dwelling and the proposed accessory living area on the property. They are not proposing to build a new building for the accessory living area but add on to the existing studio.

 

B.         Approval of the Appeal will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood. It is not anticipated that granting the appeal would be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood. Staff has not received any comments from the surrounding property owners who were notified of this request. Comments note that the site is currently adequately served, and that this proposal will not necessitate revising the facilities.

 

C.         Approval of the Appeal is the minimum action necessary. If the Appeal is not approved, the applicant will be required to reduce the size of the accessory living area to the limit allowed in Section 4.3.10.H.c. Approval of the appeal is the minimum action necessary to allow for the applicant to receive approval for the use for the proposed 1,199 square foot dwelling as an accessory living area. The proposed added bedroom will accommodate the applicant parents and meet accessibility requirements.

 

D.        Approval of the Appeal will not result in increased costs to the general public. The size appeal for the size of the Accessory Living Area will not result in increased costs to the general public.

 

E.         Approval of the Appeal is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Code. The general intent and purpose of the Larimer County Land Use Code is to “preserve, protect and improve the health, safety and general welfare of Larimer County residents and to implement the Larimer County Master Plan adopted July 2019, and any future amendments.” Both the Master Plan and the Land Use Code are intended to provide flexibility in circumstances that are reasonable while still maintaining the health, safety and general welfare of the community. Staff has made the assessment that the proposed Appeal meets this intent since there will be no impacts to the general welfare of Larimer County residents, and the proposed density is allowed in the Land Use Code with approval of the public site plan for the accessory living area.

 

·   Lea Schneider from the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has indicated that public water is available, and service has been committed to serve the accessory living area and the onsite septic is sized appropriately, so they do not oppose the size appeal.

 

·   Katie Gray from the Larimer County Engineering Department provided no specific comments regarding the use of the addition as an accessory living area but indicated that Transportation Capital Expansion Fees will be required at the time of building permit issuance.

 

·   Patrick Horrell from the Larimer County Building Department indicated that a building permit is required, and the accessory living area must comply with Building Codes.

 

·   Poudre Fire Authority indicated the need for fire access and fire sprinklers.

 

·   Northern Colorado Water Association indicated the need for a revised water tap.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Blair Appeal, File Number 19-ZONE2572, subject to the following condition(s): 1. The use of the addition to the single-family dwelling as an Accessory Living Area must be approved through the Public Site Plan process.

 

2.         ROLLLING HILLS ESTATES 2ND LOT 1 AND ROTHE EXEMPTION, TRACT B FILE #19-LAND3905: The applicants are requesting to amend the final plat for Lot 1 of Rolling Hills Estates and Tract B of the Rothe Exemption to accommodate a land transfer between the two owners. The current lot size for Lot 1 of Rolling Hills Estates is 2.18-acres and Tract B of Rothe Exemption is 21.75- acres. Approximately one acre is proposed to be added to Lot 1 of Rolling Hills Estates from Tract B of the Rothe Exemption, as shown on the plat below.

 

The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.7.3) allows for the approval of an amended plat if the following review criteria are met:

 

A.        No additional lots will be created by the amended plat. Staff Response: No additional lots will be created by the amended plat as the request is solely to amend the common lot line between the two lots.

 

B.         The resultant lots will meet the required minimum lot size of the applicable zoning district and the lot dimension ratio required by subsection 8.14.1.H. If any of the lots are nonconforming with respect to the minimum lot size or the lot dimension ratio, the amended plat must not increase the nonconformity.

 

The Rolling Hills Estate Subdivision was platted in 1971 in the O-Open Zone District with lots sizes that do not meet the minimum lot size required in the zone district. Tract B of the Rothe Exemption is 21.75-acres thus meeting the minimum lot size. This amended plat will result in Lot 1 of the Rolling Hills Subdivision 2nd increasing in size, therefore decreasing the amount of non-conformity. Tract B of the Rothe Exemption will be 20.75 acres and remain in compliance with the minimum lot size.

 

C.         The amended plat will not create a nonconforming setback for any existing building;

 

Staff Response: The submittal documents include an existing conditions map which shows that the setbacks will continue to comply with the regulatory requirements.

 

D.        The resultant lots will meet the requirements of subsection 8.14.1.I. Lots cannot be divided by a municipal or county boundary line, road, alley, or another lot. Staff Response: The lot line being amended will not cause the lots to be impacted by any municipal or county boundary line, road, alley, or another lot.

 

E.         The amended plat will not adversely affect access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way serving the property or other properties in the area;

 

and no improvements are planned, therefore there should not be any adverse impact to access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way.

 

F.         Any covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions of approval that apply to the original lots must also apply to the resultant lots and be noted on the final plat, except those changes to a condition or note on a plat that are approved with this application. The county commissioners shall consider the original reason or circumstance for a condition or note on a plat when approving a change.

 

The plat currently contains a note that states “Any covenants, deed restrictions or other conditions of approval that apply to the original lots shall also apply to the respective lots of this Amended Plat.”

 

·    Planning Recommended plat changes that have since been addressed.

 

·    Engineering Comments regarding drainage and utilities. No issues.

 

·    Health The properties are served by public utilities and no development is being proposed. No comments.

 

·    Addressing No Addressing will be affected by this amended plat.

 

·    Assessor No comment

 

·    Code Compliance Research of the subject properties has not been conducted to confirm whether or not all structures on the property have been properly permitted, inspected and/or are being used for the purpose for which they were originally designed.

 

·    County Surveyor Plat changes were made which adequately addressed comment.

The amendment of the common lot line between Lot 1 of the Rolling Hills 2nd, and Tract B of the Rothe Exemption appears to meet the requirements of the Land Use Code, and all review comments have been adequately addressed.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Amended Plat for Rolling Hills 2nd, Lot 1 and Rothe Exemption, Tract B, File Number 19-LAND3905, subject to the following condition(s) and authorization for the chairman to sign the plat when the plat is presented for signature:

 

A.         All conditions of approval shall be met, and the Final Plat recorded by March 16, 2020 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

3.         SIPES MINOR LAND DIVISION, FILE #19-LAND3918: The property is located one half mile west of the intersection of E. County Road 58 and I-25 on the north side of the road. There are three existing dwellings as well as numerous outbuildings. The property is zoned O-Open which has a minimum lot size of 10 acres. The current use of the property is residential and agricultural. This is a request to divide 10 acres from a 154-acre lot. The 144-acre lot will contain two existing dwellings and is intended to be annexed to the Town of Wellington then further subdivided. Within the town of Wellington this lot will be rezoned to Planned Unit Development allowing for a mix of single- family detached and attached residential homes, multi-family homes as well as office and commercial uses, parks and open space. The resultant 10-acre lot will remain within unincorporated Larimer County and will contain an existing single-family dwelling and outbuildings.

 

To approve a Minor Land Division, the Board of County Commissioners must consider the review criteria found in Section 5.4.3 of the Land Use Code and find that each criterion has been met or determined to be inapplicable. These criteria are noted below and underlined, with Staff’s assessment immediately following of the criteria.

 

A.        The property is not part of an approved or recorded Subdivision plat. The subject property is not currently part of an approved or recorded Subdivision plat.

 

B.         The property is not part of an Exemption or Minor Residential Development approved under the previous Subdivision Resolution or a Minor Land Division. The subject property is not part of an Exemption or Minor Residential Development approved under the previously Subdivision Resolution or a Minor Land Division.

 

C.         The newly created parcels will meet the minimum lot size required by the applicable zoning district. The minimum lot size in the O-Open zoning district is 10 acres. The resultant lots meet the minimum lot size requirement in this zoning district as they will be 10 acres and 144 acres.

 

D.        The newly created parcels meet minimum access standards required by the County Engineer. The Larimer County Engineering Department has indicated that the project has frontage along E County Road 58 as well as the boundaries of the project extending to Highway 1. Additional right-of-way along E County Road 58 is being dedicated with this plat. Colorado Department of Transportation has indicated that they have no concerns with this request. Engineering expressed concerns regarding reducing access off Highway 1 as well as providing connectivity. Given that the 144-acre parcel will have to go through a land division to be further developed, Engineering has no additional requirements with this Minor Land Division.

 

E.         Approval of the Minor Land Division will not result in impacts greater than those of existing uses. However, impacts from increased traffic to a public use may be offset by the public benefit derived from such use. The proposed Minor Land Division should not result in impacts greater than those of existing uses as no new development is proposed at this time. The resultant 10-acre lot and 144-acre lot are each already developed with single-family dwellings.

 

The following referral agencies were given the opportunity to comment on the proposed combined Minor Land Division indicated they have no concerns:

 

·   Katie Gray and Traci Shambo, Larimer County Engineering

 

·   Lea Schneider, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

 

·   Dan Kunis, Larimer County Addressing

 

·    Megan Harrity, Larimer County Assessor’s Office

 

·   Ron Perkins, Larimer County Engineering Other Referral agencies:

 

·   Colorado Department of Transportation

 

·   Poudre Fire Authority

 

·   City of Fort Collins Staff did not receive any letters from any neighbor either in support or in opposition to this request.

 

The Development Services Team finds that this request meets all the review criteria for a Minor Land Division.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Sipes Minor Land, File #19- LAND3918, subject to the following condition(s) and authorization for the chairman 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 April 14, 2020 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2.         Prior to the recordation of the Final Plat the applicant shall make the technical correction required by Ron Perkins, Land Surveyor of the Larimer County Engineering Department, in his e-mail dated September 12, 2019.

 

3.         Lot 1, the 144-acre lot, cannot be further split without going through a land division process.

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Johnson moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda for October 14, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3 -0

 

PUBLIC HEARING DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

4.         POPE SPECIAL REVIEW AAPEAL, FILE#19-GNRL0469: The applicants currently have a Special Review approval for a community hall which allows them to have a limited number of events per year. In addition, there are conditions of approval for the approved community hall which limits the total number of attendees and places restrictions on parking. The conditions of approval as stated on the Findings and Resolution for the Pope Community Hall 2nd Amended Special Review, recorded at Reception #2016007801 state:

 

The total number of attendees at each wedding/event/activity shall not exceed 170 individuals, including service personnel.

 

The event parking contains 68 spaces in the area identified on the amended site plan for the Amended Special Review. Overflow parking shall be allowed as approved by PFA along the widened driveway and the parking area surrounding the “Shop” identified on the amended site plan for the Amended Special Review.

 

The applicants are requesting a one-time appeal to these conditions of approval for a celebration of life event.

 

The request is to exceed the 170-person limit for the event. They indicate that the total number of people inside the events center will not exceed the maximum building occupancy of 299 people.

 

They are also requesting a change to the limitations placed on parking to allow off-site parking if the number of cars exceeds the capacity of the entire parking lot. They indicate that they have already obtained permission from the adjacent property owners to use their property for overflow parking.

 

APPEAL TO DEVIATE FROM THE STANDARDS OR REQUIREMENTS

 

When considering whether to approve an appeal to deviate from standards or requirements of this Code, other than minimum lot size requirements, the County Commissioners may grant the appeal subject to safeguards and conditions consistent with their findings concerning the following factors. The County Commissioners will consider each of the following factors and make findings pertaining to each one which, in their discretion, applies to the appeal:

 

A.         Approval of the appeal will not subvert the purpose of the standard or requirement.

 

This request is not an appeal to a standard or requirement of the Land Use Code and therefore this criterion does not apply.

 

B.         Approval of the appeal will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood. Granting the one-time appeal to allow the applicants to exceed the limitation on the conditions of approval for a single event should not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property if the following occur:

 

·   Parking is managed and there is no parking allowed on the streets.

 

·   The maximum occupancy in the event center does not exceed 299 people.

 

C.         Approval of the appeal is the minimum action necessary.

 

The appeal request is the minimum action necessary for the applicants to be allowed to exceed the conditions of approval for the Pope Community Hall 2nd Amended Special Review which limit the number of attendees at events as well as alter the approved parking plan.

 

D.        Approval of the appeal will not result in increased costs to the general public.

 

Approving the appeal to allow the applicants a one-time appeal to the conditions of approval of the Pope Community Hall 2nd Amended Special Review should not result in an increased cost to the general public.

 

E.         Approval of the appeal is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Code. Refer to the response under Review Criteria A.

 

The request was sent to the following referral agencies, but at the time the report was written no comments had been received:

 

·   The Larimer County Engineering Department

 

·   The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

 

·   The Larimer County Code Compliance Section

 

·   The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department

 

·   Poudre Fire Authority

 

The Development Services Team offers no recommendation regarding the appeal to the conditions of approval for the Pope Special Review Appeal, File 19-GNRL0469.

 

If the Commissioners are inclined to approve this request, the Development Services Team would recommend the following conditions of approval:

 

1.   The maximum occupancy in the event center does not exceed 299 people.

 

2.   The applicants submit an agreement in writing with the adjacent property owner for overflow parking on their lot.

 

3.   The applicant should be required to mow the overflow parking area prior to use and return it to its original condition prior to use as parking area.

 

4.   Parking is managed and there is no parking allowed on the streets.                       

 

5.         POPE FEE APPEAL, FILE #19-GNRL0470: The applicant has requested a waiver for the planning application fee for a one-time appeal to the conditions of approval of the Pope Community Hall 2nd Amended Special Review. The conditions of approval limit the total number of attendees at each event to no more than 170 individuals and include restrictions on parking.

 

The applicant is requesting the total amount of the planning application fee of $744.79 be waived.

 

The County Commissioners will consider each of the following factors and make findings pertaining to each one which, in their discretion, applies to the appeal:

 

1.         The development as proposed helps achieve a density or intensity reduction of existing uses consistent with adopted plans. The proposed appeal is for a one-time event. This request would not achieve a reduction in the intensity of the use on the property.

 

2.         Staff has made an error in processing the project application. Staff has not made an error in processing the application.

 

3.         Exceptional, documented financial hardship exists. The applicant has not provided information indicating there is a financial hardship.

 

4.         The development application is from a jurisdiction or department with a current Intergovernmental Agreement or Memo of understanding which addresses application fees (none currently exist).

 

The application is not from a jurisdiction or department with a current Intergovernmental Agreement or Memo of Understanding that addresses application fees.

 

The Development Services Team finds that none of the review criteria for a fee appeal have been met. The fees that are collected on planning applications directly offset the time that staff in the Community Development Division spends to review and process applications. Based on this, the Community Development Department does not support this Fee Appeal request.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Denial of the Pope Fee Appeal File #19- GNRL0470.

 

Chair Donnelly invited the applicant to speak.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing for public comment.

 

The following people spoke in opposition: Andy Ayers, Jeremy Nelson and Ken Ektin. Their concerns are parking, health and safety.

 

Chair Donnelly closed public comment.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the Pope Special Review Appeal File#19-GNRL0469, subject to the conditions of approval that were discussed and presented today, and deny the Pope Fee Appeal, File# 19-GNRL0470.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

With there being no more land use items, the Board adjourned at 4:03 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER  15, 2019

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 9:00 a.m. with Linda Hoffmann, County Manager. Chair Donnelly, Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Kefalas was present. Also present were: Brenda Gimeson and Alisha Jeffers, Commissioners’ Office; Michelle Bird, Public Affairs Manager; and Stephanie Grosskopf, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.    PUBLIC COMMENT: The following members of the public addressed the Board: Rick Casey, Deb York, Eric Sutherland and Chris (last name withheld) addressed the Board.

 

Chair Donnelly closed public comment.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF OCTOBER 7, 2019:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved to approve the minutes for the week of October 7, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2019:   Ms. Gimeson reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:  

 

 

 

AGREEMENTS :

 

10152019A001             Purchase Order 7, Maintenance, by and between Larimer County and Harris Govern.

 

10152019D001             Deed of Dedication for Right of Way Purposes.

 

10152019P001              Policy 331.6.24H Family and Medical Leave.

 

10152019R001             Resolution for Statutory Vested Rights for Garcia / Astudillo Special Review.

 

10152019R002             Findings and Resolution Approving the Big Elk Meadows Broadband Tower Special Review.

 

10152019R003             Findings and Resolution Approving the Amended Plat of Lots 162 and 141 in the Glacier View Meadows 12th Filing and Partial Easement Vacation.

 

10152019R004             Resolution Adopting Amendments to the Larimer County 2018 International Residential and Building Codes for Short-Term Rentals and Vacation Homes.

 

10152019R005             Findings and Resolution Denying the Miller Family Celebration Special Event.

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Letter To Chief Judge Stephen Howard; Colorado Watershed Restoration Program Grant Application, Letter Of Support; Forest Restoration And Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program, Letter Of Support; Forest Restoration And Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program, Letter Of Support; Recommended Mid-Term Appointment To The Workforce Development Board; Recommended Mid-Term Appointment To The Larimer County Interagency Oversight; Department Of Human Services Payments For August 2019; Recommended Reappointments To The Estes Valley Library District Board Of Trustees.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: The Following Liquor licenses were approved/issued: Archer’s Poudre River Resort – Bellvue – Fermented Malt Beverage Off Premises.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda for October 15, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

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

 

6 .         PPROCOLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 18, 2019 FRANK LANCASTER DAY IN LARIMER COUNTY: Frank Lancaster has recently retired as the Estes Park Town Manager. Mr. Lancaster began his career at Larimer County in 1981 as a Larimer County Forester, then promoted to Larimer County Manager and later as Town Administrator of the Town of Estes Park. Mr. Lancaster championed a first-ever model of joint planning between the Town of Estes park and Larimer County Planning.

 

Chair Donnelly spoke about the positive things Mr. Lancaster did for Larimer County. He changed the culture of Larimer County for the better. Mr. Lancaster oversaw the largest public facility improvement projects with the construction of the Justice Center, Courthouse Offices and the Fairgrounds at the Ranch.

 

Commissioner Kefalas read the Proclamation declaring October 18, 2019 Frank Lancaster Day.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved to proclaim October 18, 2019 as Frank Lancaster Day in Larimer County.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

The Board of County Commissioners took a brief recess to take a photo. The Board of County Commissioners returned to session.

 

7.         EMARLD ASH BORER UPDATE: Ms. Kadrich, Mr. Lentz, Mr. Figgs, Ms. Flenniken, Department of Natural resources addressed the Board of County Commissioners. Mr. Figg explained that Emerald Ash Borer recently arrived in Larimer County near the Town of Berthoud. Ms. Flenniken and Mr. Lentz spoke about what Emerald Ash Borer is and why it’s a concern. They also talked about mitigation and how to prepare for the arrival of Emerald Ash Borer. They also spoke about future strategies to manage the species.

 

Mr. Lentz explained that Emerald Ash Borer beetles consume the foliage, which has little effect on the trees. The females lay eggs in the bark, and once the larvae hatch, they begin to feed on the bard of the Emerald Ash, which eventually kills the tree. Once the larvae become adults, they come to the surface by leaving a D shaped exit hole. There are times the adult beetles will re-infest the tree.

 

The best way to manage Emerald Ash Borer is to treat the trees regardless if there are signs of Emerald Ash Borer. Trees that are up to fifteen inches in diameter can be treated by drenching the soil or using a basil spray. If the tree exceeds fifteen inches in diameter, an Arborist may have to be contacted. Any treatment will need to be done annually.  ​

 

8.         2019 WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES MINOR SPECIAL REVIEW PROCESS FEE: Ms. Ellis, Community Development Director addressed the Board of County Commissioners seeking approval for a $4,200 fee for the Wireless Communication Facilities Minor Special Review process.  There are several fees in place for the administrative process and special review process. Community Development did not have one for the Minor Special Review process that applies to a handful of reviews for wireless facilities. In approving the fee, it will fit in with the other fees and be subject to the annual increases that are based on the consumer price index.

 

MOTION

Commissioner Johnson moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the 2019 fee of $4,200.00 for the Wireless Communication Facilities Minor Special Review process.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved the Board of County Commissioners convene as the Board of Equalization.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

9.         BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS CONVENE AS THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO APPROVE A RECOMMENDATION OF A BOARD OF EQUALIZATION REFEREE: Ms. Hertz addressed the Board of County Commissioners requesting the approval of the Board of Equalization referee recommendation for account R0325988. Account R0325988 was omitted from scheduling during the regular hearing period of July 15, 2019 to August 2, 2019. The hearing was to remedy the error. The referee’s recommendation to the Board of Equalization is to deny or approve the recommendation submitted by the referee for the hearing held of Friday October 4, 2019 for account R0325988.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved the Board of County Commissioners approve the recommendation of the Board of Equalization referee for the hearing held on Friday, October 4, 2019, for account R0325988.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved adjourn as the Board of Equalization and reconvene as the Board of County Commissioners.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

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

 

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

 

13.       LEGAL MATTERS: Executive Session: Draft Compliance Order on Consent for Larimer County Landfill pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(b).

           

MOTION

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners enter Executive Session regarding Draft Compliance Order on Consent for Larimer County Landfill pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(b).

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

No decision expected

 

With there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________                       

TOM DONNELLY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

 

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Stephanie Grosskopf, Deputy Clerk