MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

Monday, JANUARY 28, 2019

 

    LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m. with Carol Kuhn, Principal Planner. Chair Donnelly presided, Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Kefalas were present. Also present were: Lesli Ellis, Community Development Director; Jennifer Cram, Community Development; Clint Jones, Engineering; Lea Schneider, Health Department; and Deirdre O’Neill, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Chair Donnelly noted that the following item was on the consent agenda and would not be discussed unless requested to do so by the Board, staff, or members of the audience.

 

1.         LIVERMORE FIRE PROTECTION SECTION 8 APPEAL FILE #18-GNRL0455: The Livermore Fire Protection District has submitted a Site Plan Review application to expand Station 1. The expansion includes a 2,448 square foot addition for the storage of emergency response equipment. The station is currently staffed/manned by volunteers. Staff to man the fire station will not increase because of the proposed expansion. The station is also used for bi-monthly membership meetings, emergency medical services trainings and occasionally as a break room for Larimer County Natural Resources Rangers and Colorado State Patrol Troopers.

 

Per Section 8.1, adequate public facilities apply to applications for Site Plan Review. The existing fire station is served by a well and does not meet the water pressure requirements for a non-residential development located outside of a GMA as specified in Section 8.1.4.G. In addition, the existing access and parking area is gravel. Per Section 8.6.3.C., parking areas and associated access roads must be paved. As noted above, the applicant is requesting an Appeal to both standards.

 

APPEAL CRITERIA

 

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.         Approval of the appeal will not subvert the purpose of the standard or requirement. Per Section 8.1.4.G., a sprinkler system is required that is approved by the Fire Protection District. The Fire Protection District is requesting the appeal to this standard and will fight any potential fires at the station. The existing fire station is not sprinkled. The fire station is not manned on a regular basis and has adequate defensible space around the building. The purpose of sprinklers is to assist people in evacuating a burning building. Since the building is not manned full-time, this safety concern is reduced. Approving the appeal to Section 8.1.4.G. will not subvert the purpose of the standard.

 

               Per Section 8.6.3.C., paving the access drive and parking area is required. The purpose of paving is to minimize dust. The existing access drive and parking area are not paved. Because the fire station is not used regularly, and vehicle trips are much less than 200 trips per day, potential negative impacts from dust will be minimized. Approving the appeal to Section 8.6.3.C. will not subvert the purpose of the standard.

 

            2.         Approval of the appeal will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood. Approval of both appeals will not be detrimental to the public health, safety or property values in the neighborhood. As noted above there is adequate defensible space around the building to prevent the spread of a fire and dust impacts are minimal.

           

            3.         Approval of the appeal is the minimum action necessary. Approval of both appeals is the minimum action necessary to approve the proposed expansion of the fire station as proposed. As noted above, the existing fire station is not sprinkled, and the access and parking area are not paved. The proposed expansion does not increase the use of the station or traffic.

                    

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

           

The major issues regarding the proposed expansion and pending Site Plan Review relate to fire protection and paving standards. All other requirements of the Land Use Code are met or can be addressed with revisions to the Site Plan. The Fire Protection District is requesting the appeal to fire protection standards. The Building Department has reviewed the proposal and did not have concerns with the proposed appeal, as the fire protection requirement is a Land Use Code requirement and not a Building Code requirement. The Engineering and Health and Environment Departments have reviewed the paving appeal and had no major concerns since the fire station is not manned on a full-time basis and proposed vehicle trips are much less than two hundred trips per day.

 

The Development Services Team recognizes the need for the proposed expansion of Station #1 to better provide emergency services to the area. The requested appeals will not subvert the purpose of the Standards, will not be detrimental to public health and safety and are consistent with the intent of the Land Use Code as discussed in detail above. The Development Services team supports both requested appeals with the proposed conditions of approval.

 

The Development Services Team recommends approval of the Livermore Fire Protection District Station #1 Section 8 Standards Appeals File #18-GNRL0455.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda item the Livermore Fire Protection District Station #1 Section 8 Standards Appeals File #18-GNRL0455 subject to the conditions outlines in the staff report.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

Discussion Item:

 

2.         LIVERMORE FIRE PROTECTION FEE APEAL FILE #18-GNRL0452 :  The Livermore Fire Protection has requested that the Site Plan Review application fee and associated building permit fees for the proposed expansion to Station 1 be waived. The application fee for a Site Plan Review is currently $1,300 for buildings less than 10,000 square feet. The proposed building permit fees are estimated at approximately $3,000. The Livermore Fire Protection District Fire Chief has included a letter to the Board of County Commissioners that provides details about the need for the expansion to Fire station 1 and details about their budget as a no -profit special district.

 

GENERAL FEE APPEAL CRITERIA

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.

 

            2.         Staff has made an error in processing the project application.

 

            3.         Exceptional, documented financial hardship exists.

 

4.         The development application is from a jurisdiction or department with a current Intergovernmental Agreement or Memo of understanding which addresses application fees.

 

Jennifer Cram addressed the Board to present the fee appeal request.

 

The Development Services Team recommends denial of the Livermore Fire Protection District Station #1 Fee Appeal File #18-GNRL0452.

 

Jim Mueller, Captain of the Livermore Fire Protection District addressed the Board requesting consideration of waiving the approximate $4,000 in County permitting fees for an expansion and remodel of Station 1 located at 311 CR 74E in Livermore, Colorado. He explained that as a non-profit, they have very limited financial resources which they must manage very carefully to provide fire, wildfire, emergency medical, and rescue services.

 

Mr. Mueller believes that The Livermore Fire Protection District provides a great benefit to our citizens and visitors to Larimer County.

 

Commissioner Kefalas has a question concerning possible updating of policies to waiver fees when     there is a collaborative relationship between agencies as well as a public benefit.

 

   Commissioner Johnson mentioned that this is a very small Fire Protection District and that these fees   would be a significant part of their budget.

 

Chair Donnelly spoke about the size of the geographically area and the volunteers who give their time. He mentioned that he would like to see these small districts continue to succeed.

 

   MOTION

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the Livermore Fire Protection District waiver of Planning and Building Fees.

 

  Motion carried 3-0.

 

  The Hearing recessed at 3:30 p.m.

 

                                                            LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners reconvened at 6:30 p.m. with Carol Kuhn, Principal Planner. Chair Donnelly presided, Commissioner Johnson and Commissioner Kefalas were present. Also present were: Lesli Ellis, Community Development Director; Mark Peterson, Engineering; Lea Schneider, Health Department; Rob Helmick, Senior Planner; Todd Blomstrom, Public Works Director; Jeanine Haag, County Attorney and Deirdre O’Neill, Deputy Clerk.

 

Chair Donnelly noted that the following item is a continuation item removed from March 26, 2018, tabled to July 9, 2018, tabled to July 23, 2018, tabled to August 1, 2018, continued to December 17, 2018, tabled to January 28, 2019.

 

 

 3.         THORTON WATER PROJECT 1041, FILE #18-ZONE2305: The City of Thornton proposes to obtain a 1041 permit for the construction of a 48” water transmission line, a 40 million gallon per day pumping facility, and other appurtenant facilities.  

 

·   The Developmental Services Team finds that the City of Thornton Water Project alignment proposal:

 

·   Is consistent with the Master Plan insuring the provision of adequate public facilities and insuring    public safety.

 

·   Causes no significant long-term impacts to the natural or man-made environment from the siting of   the pipeline.

 

·   A reasonable alternative selected from multiple alternatives considered.

             

·   Identifies the needed permits and permissions and commits to obtain those prior to construction.

 

·   Demonstrates a reasonable balance between the costs to the applicant to mitigate significant adverse effects and the benefits achieved by such mitigation.

 

·   Includes project mitigation benefits to Larimer County offered by the City of Thornton and to be addressed through an Intergovernmental Agreement between the County and the City.

 

 RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS:

 

 Pre-Construction and Planning Conditions

 

1.         The activity authorized by this permit shall be consistent with the approved plans Attachments A-E to this report and with the information contained in the City of Thornton Water Project File # 18-ZONE2305, except as modified by the conditions of approval.  The applicant shall be subject to all other verbal or written representations and commitments of record for the Thornton Water Project File # 18-ZONE2305.

 

2.         The approval of this pipeline designates a corridor along the alignment and deviations within the corridor to accommodate field issues will not affect the approval.  Significant alterations to the route shall be evaluated by the county prior to commencing activity and may be subject to further review.

 

3.         A geotechnical subsurface investigation shall be submitted to Larimer County during the design process for those portions of the alignment to be within County road right of way (ROW), to determine required trench backfill and compaction specifications, subgrade mitigation, and pavement design for areas disturbed by the pipeline installation.

 

4.         All construction activities shall only occur upon approval of the required County permits, including Site Plan Review, building permits, development construction permits and access permits.  Furthermore, the City shall obtain and conduct construction activities in compliance with all required county, state, and federal permits (including but not limited to: right-of-way construction permit, Stormwater permit, floodplain permit, air quality, noise, groundwater discharge permit, etc.).

 

5.         The siting of the pump station shall be addressed in the Site Plan Review and designed to reflect input from neighborhood residents and be consistent in style and character with the neighborhood (e.g. ranch or agrarian with landscape screening). 

 

6.         The City shall obtain all required and necessary crossing permit, licenses and permissions for all ditch, roadway and other infrastructure crossings prior to commencing any construction. 

 

7.         At any locations where the City locates the pipeline outside of the existing County road right-of-way, it shall do so in a manner to either:  a) be located outside of the ultimate right-of-way width corresponding to the functional classification of the roadway or b) obtain and convey to Larimer County a road right-of-way easement for any additional pipeline easement widths falling within the ultimate roadway right-of-way.

 

8.         The City shall be required to, for those reaches of the alignment that are parallel to a County Road, to locate the pipeline within the ROW unless an easement for the pipeline can be obtained from a willing seller outside of the ROW.  This limitation does not apply to appurtenances and when there are unreasonable physical challenges to pipeline construction in the ROW as determined by the Larimer County Engineer.

 

9.         Offsite easements will be required for work areas outside of the county road rights-of-way and shall be recorded and submitted to Larimer County prior to the issuance of a right-of-way permit.

 

Pipeline Coordination

 

10.       The final pipeline alignment location along County Line Road south of State Highway 14 shall be established based on input and recommendations from the Towns of Timnath, Windsor, and Johnstown as well as Larimer and Weld Counties, with respect to the pipeline being located within or outside of the public road right-of-way.

 

11.       If the County grants approval of both the Northern Pipeline project and approval of the Thornton Pipeline Project 1041 application, the following conditions apply:

 

a.   Individual pipeline alignments within unincorporated Larimer County shall be coordinated between Northern Water and the City of Thornton to arrive at a common final pipeline alignment with a maximum centerline pipe separation of 25 feet within locations were the two pipelines are parallel, or as otherwise approved by the County Engineer; 

 

b.  Construction of the Northern Water and Thornton pipeline segments shall be constructed concurrently at the following locations 1.) starting where the alignments intersect south of Reservoir #3 continuing along the alignment to north of the Eagle Lake subdivision, and 2.) from South west of North Poudre Reservoir #10 to CR 13.

 

12.       Larimer County Engineering staff shall be invited to attend regularly scheduled coordination meetings during construction - at a frequency to-be-determined - to understand planned construction activities and stay abreast of issues arising from construction impacts to County infrastructure or the public.

 

13.       A County right-of-way work permit will be required to be obtained for each perpendicular crossing or contiguous segment of pipeline to be located within County ROW.

 

Utility and Well and Septic Coordination

 

14.       The City of Thornton shall be responsible for arranging for and paying all costs of utility relocations and irrigation company requirements necessary to accommodate the water pipeline in the road right-of-way. 

 

15.       The City shall be responsible for all costs associated with the replacement of existing storm drainage infrastructure, culverts, roadway signage, pavement striping/symbols, landscaping and property fencing necessary to accommodate the water pipeline in the road right-of-way

 

16.       On-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) and other private, on-site services for residences along the Alternative 3 (Option C) Corridor shall be identified as part of the final design plans and in the field prior to construction.

 

17.       The City shall be responsible for arranging for and paying all costs of damage or relocation of private property services as necessary to accommodate the water pipeline Corridor if a reasonable alternative is not possible.

 

18.       In the event septic system and/or well components are damaged during construction activities, the City will be responsible for immediate repair/replacement and all associated costs to prevent extended disruption of the property owner's quality of life.

 

Roadway Restoration

 

19.       The pipeline alignment in rights of way shown in the 1041 application and Attachment C in the Engineering Memo, Routing and Right of Way map (red sections on the map), is considered conceptual in nature and demonstrates the general location of the pipeline alignment.  The City shall prepare final design plans and specifications for alignments in ROW for review and approval by the Larimer County Engineering Department.  Should it be discovered that the final design, in the County Engineer’s opinion, deviates significantly from the conceptual alignment to change the nature or impacts of the pipeline within the permit limits, the County reserves the right to require that the design and alignment be modified to address infrastructure and property impacts as deemed necessary by the County Engineering Department.

 

20.       The City shall stabilize and repave all pavement areas disturbed or damaged during pipeline installation in accordance with the Larimer County Urban Area Street Standards for work areas within the Growth Management Area (GMA) or Larimer County Rural Area Road Standards for work areas outside the GMA as directed by the County.

 

21.       If pipeline construction activities involve more than 100 lineal feet of disturbance to a paved roadway, the City of Thornton shall be responsible for pavement repairs and patching/overlay extending to the full limits (width) of the existing pavement.  This condition is in addition to the pavement patching requirements outlined in the preceding engineering condition above.

 

22.       Materials test reports, as per Larimer County standards, must be submitted to and approved by Larimer County for any work to take place within county road rights-of-way.

 

 

Access Conditions

 

23.       The City of Thornton will always maintain access to all adjacent properties.

 

24.       Prior to commencing construction, the City shall submit a plan to the County Engineering Department for review and approval establishing construction requirements to provide safe and acceptable access for emergency responders, mail and package delivery, garbage pickup, and school bus stops for the duration of the project.

 

Construction Related Mitigation Measures

 

25.       The City of Thornton shall reimburse Larimer County for costs associated with County-provided construction observation/inspection staff and/or independent, supplemental geotechnical or materials testing deemed appropriate by the County Engineer for purposes of quality assurance/control.  Thornton shall also reimburse Larimer County for time and expenses incurred with project coordination, design review, permit review and processing and related project activities during the duration of project construction and closeout for the work conducted in unincorporated Larimer County.

 

26.       The City shall always allow for or ensure access to Larimer County for inspections and construction observation throughout the corridor and for the term of the construction project.

 

27.       The City shall construct the pipeline in phases, subject to phasing plans to be approved by Larimer County Engineering Department.  Maximum open trench lengths will be defined in consultation with Thornton and are subject to approval by Larimer County Engineering Department.

 

28.       The City shall develop and provide Larimer County with accurate as-built horizontal and vertical survey data (state plane coordinates and elevations in NAVD 88) and GIS shapefiles describing the location of the pipeline and all appurtenant structures.

 

29.       The City shall provide Larimer County with as-built construction drawings certified by a Colorado registered professional engineer, for all portions of the pipeline located in unincorporated Larimer County.

 

30.       The City shall provide to Larimer County a pre-project video capturing existing conditions of the proposed water line installation corridor in and near the existing road right-of-way.

 

31.       The City shall establish and maintain a website with daily updates on the project describing the status of the project and the traffic impacts for that day, and the upcoming week.

 

32.       The City shall provide a public information contact with a phone number and email address that the public can contact to ask questions, express concerns or for project updates.

 

33.       Acceptable work days and hours for the project are subject to approval by the County Engineering Department.

 

34.       If a relocation of the Thornton pipeline should in the future be desirable to accommodate some other or enlarged use of the County road right-of-way by any party or entity other than the County, and provided that Thornton agrees to such relocation, then all expenses of such relocation shall be paid for entirely by the party or entity desiring such relocation.  If the relocation is to be made at the request of the County to accommodate changes in or improvements of public roadways or associated infrastructure, and not for purposes of accommodating any third party, then Thornton shall provide for pipeline relocations at the city of Thornton’s cost on a reasonable schedule established by the County Engineering Department.

 

35.       The City shall develop a comprehensive document describing best management practices (BMPs) to be employed for utility planning and construction that potentially affects developed, rural, wetland and riparian land areas or may involve stream crossings.  Such documentation shall include but not be limited to preconstruction and construction BMPs relating to surface water, erosion and sediment control and prevention; groundwater considerations and protection; topsoil conservation and restoration and vegetation/revegetation considerations.  The document shall also cover post-construction BMPs and monitoring requirements relating to these same topics.

 

36.       The City shall comply with maximum decibels for construction activities as outlined in the Larimer County Noise Ordinance. Any exceptions to these parameters must be approved by Larimer County.

 

37.       The City shall submit a noise mitigation plan with the final design plans of the Corridor outlining control methods that will be implemented during construction amongst residences.

 

Wildlife Mitigation and Revegetation Conditions

 

38.       The City shall coordinate all construction activities with and respect all seasonal avoidance requirements established by the CDPW and USFWS.

 

39.       There is a potential for raptor nests and burrowing owls to be encountered along the project pathway (depending upon time of year). If construction for the project is to take place between February 1 and July 31st, Thornton shall perform raptor surveys prior to construction and throughout the project to detect any new nests that may occur.

 

40.       The City shall work with the Larimer County Natural Resources Department-Weed Division to develop and implement a plan for control of noxious weeds during and post construction phases of the pipeline project. To avoid the spread of noxious weeds to other sites and to prevent new species from being introduced, all construction equipment shall be thoroughly cleaned prior to arriving on site and after construction is completed. Restoration of any sites should be of a mixture of native grasses and forbs. Any native trees that are removed should be replaced on a 3 to 1 basis, especially in the riparian areas of the Cache la Poudre and Little Thompson Rivers.

 

41.       The City shall limit pipeline construction to within the CR 56 ROW where it coincides with the boundary of Wellington State Wildlife Area-Cobb Lake Unit west of CR 3. If such a limitation is not feasible, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) requires a special use permit for commercial/industrial related activity/access on the State Wildlife Area property as well as a Real Estate Action Request (REAP) for easement access in the event of any permanent structures established on the property. In addition, CPW requests that timing of such construction does not occur from September 1 to the close of dark goose season, roughly February 17th.

 

42.       CPW also shall have additional opportunity to comment on potential impacts to the State Wildlife Area property, wildlife related activity, and reclamation of the impact site related to the construction of this project including weed control, dust control, wetland mitigation and public access throughout the planning and construction process.

 

Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) Addressing Other Benefits

 

43.       The IGA between the City of Thornton and Larimer County with respect to the project mitigation benefits listed in Section 12 of the Supplement 3 application and updated information dated January 10, 2018, shall be completed prior to issuance of a right of way or construction permit.

 

   Rob Helmick, Senior Planner, gave an overview of the background and process of the Thornton Water Project. Mr. Helmick went over 1041 Review regulations which include 12 criteria:

 

1.         The proposal is consistent with the master plan and applicable intergovernmental agreements affected land use and development.

 

2.         The applicant has presented reasonable siting and design alternatives or explained why no reasonable alternatives are available.

 

3.         The proposal conforms with adopted county standards, review criteria and mitigation requirements concerning environmental impacts, including but not limited to those contained in Section 8 of this Land Use Code.

 

4.         The proposal will not have a significant adverse effect on or will adequately mitigate significant adverse effects on the land or its natural resources, on which the proposal is situated and on lands adjacent to the proposal.

 

5.         The proposal will not adversely affect any sites and structures listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places.

 

               6.         The Proposal will not negatively impact public health and safety.

 

7.          The Proposal will not be subject to significant risk from natural hazards including floods, wildfire or geologic hazards.

 

8.         Adequate public facilities and services are available for the proposal or will be provided by the applicant, and the proposal will not have a significant adverse effect on the capability of local government to provide services or exceed the capacity of services delivery systems.

 

9.         The applicant will mitigate any construction impacts to county roads, bridges and related facilities. Construction access will be re-graded and re-vegetated to minimize environmental impacts.

 

10.       The benefits of the proposed development outweigh the losses of any natural resources or reduction of productivity of agricultural lands as a result of the proposed development.

 

11.       The proposal demonstrates a reasonable balance between the costs to the applicant to mitigate significant adverse effects and the benefits achieved by such mitigation.

 

12.       The recommendations of staff and referral agencies have been addressed to the satisfaction of the County Commissioners.

 

Mark Peterson, County Engineer gave a presentation to the Board about Transportation Issues including; traffic volumes, impacts during construction, traffic count data maps.

 

 The Developmental Services Team finds that the City of Thornton Water Project alignment proposal:

 

·   Is consistent with the Master Plan insuring the provision of adequate public facilities and insuring public safety.

 

·   Causes no significant long-term impacts to the natural or man-made environment from the siting of the pipeline.

 

·   A reasonable alternative selected from multiple alternatives considered.

             

·   Identifies the needed permits and permissions and commits to obtain those prior to construction.

 

·   Demonstrates a reasonable balance between the costs to the applicant to mitigate significant adverse effects and the benefits achieved by such mitigation.

 

·   Includes project mitigation benefits to Larimer County offered by the City of Thornton and to be addressed through an Intergovernmental Agreement between the County and the City.

 

 There was discussion between the Board and the Planning Staff.

 

 Chair Donnelly invited the applicant, The City of Thornton to address the Board.

Emily Hunt, Water Resources Manager and Brett Henry, Executive Director representing the City of Thornton spoke to the Board, specifically addressing the follow-up items from the December 17, 2018 hearing. They provided an extensive representation including slides which included topics of agriculture, conveyance and alignment alternatives, construction, environment, process, quality of life, water supply and location.

 

There was some discussion between the Board and the Applicants.

 

Chair Donnelly opened the hearing to Public comment: John Barth, attorney representing No Pipe Dream spoke in opposition to the Thornton Water Project. Mr. Barth believes there are other viable solutions and alternatives.

 

Gary Wockner, representing Save the Poudre spoke in opposition. He also believes that the Poudre River option is a better alternative.

 

David Johnson, spoke on behalf of County Road 56 homeowners. He spoke in opposition stating concerns that the application fails to meet multiple criteria.

 

Jerry Paul spoke on behalf of the Hill at Cobb Lake subdivision. He spoke in opposition stating he agrees with the gentlemen who have spoken begore him. He stated he represents sixty homeowners. His collective concerns were: traffic, environmental impacts, noise and construction. 

 

Chair Donnelly thanked everyone for coming and noted that the hearing will continue Monday, February 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

 

With there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

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

 

Chair Donnelly opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.          PUBLIC COMMENT:  Gina Jasim, Sidna Rachid, Trisha Diehl, David Diehl, Isabel Sheets, Rebecca Elkins, Hugh Templeton .and Eric Sutherland addressed the Board.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2019:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the week of January 21, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2019:   Ms. Gimeson reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:  

 

01292019A002             DEVELOPMENTAL AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND PARCEL 27, LLC FOR OCON ESTATES CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT FILE #16-LAND3565

 

01292019A003             2019 RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, CONSERVATION CORPS AND CITY OF FORT COLLINS

 

1292019A004               PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

01292019P001             LARIMER COUNTY OPERATING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND PROCEDURE 331.6N

 

01292019R001             RESOLUTION ADOPTING 2018 BUILDING CODES AND LOCAL ANENDMENTS AND REVOKING EXISTING CODES        

 

01292019R002            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A UTILITY EASEMENT IN LOT 3 AND 4 IN THE DRAKE RANCH RURAL LAND USE PLAN

 

01292019R003            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROBINF MEADOWLARK RIDGW CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT, LOTS 1 AND 2, RIGHT-OF -WAY VACATION AND AMENDED PLAT

 

01292019R004             FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A UTILITY EASEMENT IN LOT 8 OF PUEBLA VISTA ESTATES

 

01292019R005             FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE KNIGHT TRACT A AND VANDERHEIDEN AMENDED PLAT AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT

 

01292019R006            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATION OF LOTS 25 AND 26 IN FORT COLLINS COMMUNITY AIRPARK

 

01292019R007            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT/BUILDING ENVELOPE MODIFICATIONS OF LOT 19 IN THE BUCKHORN RANCH RURAL LAND USE PLAN

 

01292019R008            RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO, EXTEDING A TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON THE APPLICATION AND REVIEW OF PARK AND RECREATION FACILITLIES IN RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICTS IN UNINCORPORATED ESTES VALLEY

 

01292019R010             FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT OF TAMASAG MINOR LAND DIVISION LOT 2 AND BARNES MINOR LAND DIVISION LOT 2

 

MISCELLANEOUS: Final Plat of Ocon Estates Conservation Development File#16-LAND3565; Kaufman Minor Land Division FILE#18-LAND3831.

 

LIQUOR LICENSES: Inlet Bay Marina– Retail – 3.2% – Fort Collins

 

  M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson 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.         DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR RECOGNITION-2018 FOOD DRIVE FOR LARIMER COUNTY FOOD BANK. Recognition for all the hard work the Department Coordinators put in to have a very successful Food Drive for he Larimer County Food Bank and maintaining the trophy for another year for winning the Food Drive completion with the City of Fort Collins.

 

Tessa Vassar and Emily Shultz spoke about the yearly competition between Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins and announced the funds that were raised. They announced the department winners of the awards.

 

The Commissioners thanked everyone for their tireless efforts and appreciated all their hard work.

 

The Board took a brief recess for a photo.

 

The Board returned to session.

 

7.         COURT LIAISON PROGRAM FUNDING: After applying with Colorado State Judicial, Larimer County Community Corrections has been offered the Agreement to fund the Court Liaison program within Larimer County.  Because of Colorado Senate Bill 18-251, the Colorado Judicial Department, through the Office of the State Court Administrator, has established a Court Liaison Program within Colorado’s Judicial Districts. The Court Liaison is intended to be a full-time behavioral health professional who will be responsible for facilitating communication and collaboration between judicial and behavioral health systems. The purpose of the program, and therefore the duty of Court Liaisons, is to 1) promote positive outcomes for individuals living with mental health or co-occurring behavioral health conditions; 2) keep judges, district attorneys, and defense attorneys informed about available community-based behavioral health services for defendants; and 3) connect individuals to behavioral health services, including conducting and/or referring for screenings and evaluations. Upon the BOCC signing the Agreement, the Court Liaison position will be posted for hiring by Larimer County Criminal Justice Services and Larimer County Human Resources. We are looking for candidates with a high level of professionalism who have knowledge and experience working with the behavioral health and the courts/criminal justice systems.

 

They are requesting the Board of County Commissioners approve the Agreement with Colorado State Judicial to fund a court liaison position in Larimer County. This initial term is for approximately 6 months and is for $43,809.30. There will be 4 optional one-year renewals following this initial term. The total annual dollar amount is $87,618.60, and it is anticipated that there will be up to 5% increases in funding for consecutive renewal terms.

 

Mike Ruttenberg, Community Corrections Clinical Director addressed the Board giving a brief overview of the proposal.

 

There was some discussion between the Board and Mr. Ruttenberg.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners sign the Agreement between Larimer County Corrections and Colorado State Judicial to fund a County Liaison position in Larimer County.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

8.          UPDATE ON LOCAL IMPACTS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: Tom Gonzales, Public Health Director, Adam Crow, Workforce Team Manager and Laura Sutter, Department of Human Services. presented the Board with an update on Government Shutdown and its local Impacts.

 

9. COUNTY MANAGER PERFORMANCE REPORT- JANUARY 2019 : Linda Hoffman presented to the Board the January 2019, Management Performance Report. Ms. Hoffman spoke about Financial and Strategic Planning. She also addressed the guiding principles of Larimer County.

 

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:  Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board entered Executive Session to Discuss Real Estate, pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(a).

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

With there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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TOM DONNELLY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

ANGELA MYERS

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

ATTEST:

 

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Deirdre O’Neill, Deputy Clerk