MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

 

MONDAY, august 12, 2019

 

 

LAND USE HEARING

 

The Board of County Commissioners met at 3:00 p.m., with Rob Helmick, Principal Planner. Chair Donnelly presided, Commissioner Kefalas and Commissioner Johnson was present. Also present were: Kathy Eastly, Lesli Ellis, Community Development; Katie Gray, Engineering; Lea Schneider, Health Department; Jeannine Haag and Frank Haug, County Attorney; 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.         CRYSTAL LAKES 12TH FILING LOTS 80 & 81 LOT CONSOLIDATION AND EASEMENT VACATION, FILE #19-LAND3899: The applicants seek to combine two lots

within the Crystal Lakes PUD 12th Filing to create one 2.15-acre lot. The 12th Filing plat contains utility easements along the property lines, and the applicant requests that the 20-foot

utility easement, 10-feet along either side of the common lot line between Lots 80and 81 be vacated, as shown left. Both parcels are currently vacant. The owners intend to construct a dwelling on the combined area of the lots. History: The Crystal Lakes PUD 12th. Filing was approved in 1977 and platted 223 residential lots in the E – Estate and E-1 Estate zone districts. Various easements were platted, as well as designated park areas.

 

The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.7.3) allows for the approval of a lot

consolidation if the following review criteria are met:

 

A.         No additional lots will be created by the lot consolidation.

Staff Response: The intent is to consolidate the area of the two lots; therefore, no new lots will be created by the lot consolidation.

 

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 lot consolidation must not increase the nonconformity. Staff Response: The E – Estate Zone District requires a minimum lot size of 2.5-acres. The current lot sizes of 1.16-acres and .99-acres do not meet the minimum lot size; however, the consolidation will reduce the nonconformity as the resultant lot will be 2.15-acres. The area of the combined lot meets the lot dimension ratio.

 

C.         The lot consolidation will not create a nonconforming setback for any existing building; Staff Response: Both parcels are vacant.

 

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

 

E.         The lot consolidation will not adversely affect access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way serving the property or other properties in the area; and Staff Response: There will be no adverse impact to access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way. The applicant has requested that the 20-foot utility easement be vacated along the common lot line. The utility providers have responded that there are no issues with the vacation.

 

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. Staff Response: A condition of approval is recommended that states that any existing covenant, deed restriction or other conditions of approval that apply to the original lots also applies to the consolidated lots. The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.9.3) allows for the approval of a Right-of-Way or Easement Vacation if the following review criteria are met:

 

A.   Approval of the vacation request will not leave any land adjoining the right-of-way without an established public road or private access easement connecting the land with another established public road, or without utility or drainage services; Staff Response: No right-of-way is requested to be vacated and no land will be affected or be without utility or drainage services.

 

B.        The recommendations of referral agencies have been considered; and

Staff Response: All referral agency comments have been considered and are further discussed below.

 

C.        Any right-of-way that is vacated will be divided equally between the

lots on each side, unless it can be demonstrated that all of the right-of-way was originally taken from one parcel. In that case, the right-of-way will be returned to that parcel. Property owners on each side of the right-of-way may agree to divide the vacated right-of-way

differently but must sign deeds to transfer ownership after the county commissioners approve the vacation. Staff Response: Not applicable as the request is to vacate an easement.

 

·          Addressing The lot created by the consolidation will have an address of 282 Mescalero Drive, Red Feather Lakes, Co 80545.

 

·          Assessor The legal description of the resultant lot will be Lot 80A, Crystal Lakes 12 th PUD, Lot Consolidation Resolution of Lots 80 and 81 Crystal lakes 12 th Filing PUD; County of Larimer, State of Colorado.

 

·          Code Compliance Both lots are vacant.

 

·          Division of Water Resources Based on an existing augmentation plan, lot owners within Crystal lakes Subdivision may choose to either construct a well for household use only or to construct a cistern to be filled from central wells.

 

·          No correspondence has been received from adjacent property owners.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Lot Consolidation and Easement

Vacation, subject to the following condition(s):

 

1.         All conditions of approval shall be met, and the final resolution recorded by February 12, 2020 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2.         The resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions, or other conditions that apply to the original lots.

 

2.         GLACIER VIEW MEADOWS 8TH FILING LOTS PAGE 15 92 & 96b LOT CONSOLIDATION AND EASEMENT VACATION, FILE #19-LAND3901:   The applicants seek to combine two lots within the Glacier View Meadows, 8th Filing to create one 15.36-acre lot. The 8th Filing plat contains utility easements along the property lines, and the applicant requests that the 20-foot utility easement along the common lot line between Lots 92 and 96B be vacated, as shown left. Background Lot 96B is a result of two prior consolidation applications: Lots 96 and 97 which resulted in the creation of Lot 96A; and a consolidation of Lots 93 and 96A. Both of the lot consolidation applications included easement vacations as well, along the common lot lines that were vacated (Files14-S3269 and 99-S1497).

 

The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.9.3) allows for the approval of a lot

consolidation if the following review criteria are met:

 

                        A.        No additional lots will be created by the lot consolidation.

Staff Response: The intent is to consolidate the area of the two lots; therefore, no new lots will be created by the lot consolidation.

 

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 lot consolidation must not increase the nonconformity. Staff Response: The E – Estate Zone District requires a minimum lot size of 2-acres if the lots are served by well and septic, as is the case with these properties. The consolidated lots will meet the minimum lot size and the combined lot meets the lot dimension ratio.

 

C.        The lot consolidation will not create a nonconforming setback for any existing building;            Staff Response: There is an existing home on Lot 96B. The application will not create a nonconforming setback for existing buildings on the property.

 

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

 

E.         The lot consolidation will not adversely affect access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way serving the property or other properties in the area; and Staff Response: There will be no adverse impact to access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way. The applicant has requested that the 20-foot utility easement be vacated along the common lot line. The utility providers have responded that there are no issues with the vacation.

 

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. Staff Response: A condition of approval is recommended that states that any existing covenant, deed restriction or other conditions of approval that apply to the original lots also applies to the consolidated lots.

The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.9.3) allows for the approval of a Right-of-Way or Easement Vacation if the following review criteria are met:

 

The Larimer County Land Code (Section 5.9.3) allows for the approval of a Right-of-Way or Easement Vacation if the following review criteria are met:

 

A.        Approval of the vacation request will not leave any land adjoining the right-of-way without an established public road or private access easement connecting the land with another established public road, or without utility or drainage services; Staff Response: No right-of-way is requested to be vacated and no land will be affected or be without utility or drainage services.

 

B.        The recommendations of referral agencies have been considered; and

Staff Response: All referral agency comments have been considered and are further discussed below.

 

C.        Any right-of-way that is vacated will be divided equally between the lots on each side, unless it can be demonstrated that all of the right-of-way was originally taken from one parcel. In that case, the right-of-way will be returned to that parcel. Property owners on each side of the right-of-way may agree to divide the vacated right-of-way differently but must sign deeds to transfer ownership after the county commissioners approve the vacation. Staff Response: Not applicable.

 

·          Addressing The lot created by the consolidation will have an address of 59 Mount Harvard Road, Livermore, Co 80536.

 

·          Assessor The legal description of the resultant lot will be Lot 96C, Glacier View Meadows 8 th Fil PUD, Lot Consolidation of Lots 92 Glacier View Meadows 8 th Fil PUD and 96B Glacier View Meadows 8 th Fil PUD, Lot Consolidation of Lot 93 Glacier View Meadows 8 th Fil PUD and Lot 96A, AMD Plat of Lots 96 & 97, Glacier View Meadows 8 th Fil PUD; County of Larimer, State of Colorado.

 

·          Code Compliance Research of the subject property (or 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.

 

·          Division of Water Resources The existing well, Permit Number 45510-F was issued for Lot 97, Filing 8, Glacier View Meadows (now part of Lot 96B). A pump installation report has not been received for this well, and in order to keep the permit valid the owner must submit the original Pump Installation and Production equipment Test Report (GWS-32) or, if unavailable, a Statement of Pump Installation (GWS-68A).

Staff Response: The owner should submit the necessary documentation to the Division of Water Resources.

 

·          No correspondence has been received from adjacent property owners.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Lot Consolidation and Easement

Vacation, subject to the following condition(s):

 

1.    All conditions of approval shall be met, and the final resolution recorded by November 28, 2019 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

2.         The resultant lot is subject to any and all covenants, deed restrictions, or other conditions that apply to the original lots.

 

3.         RAINBOW LAKE ESTATES LOT 70 BUILDING ENVELOPE AMENDED PLAT, FILE #19-LAND3883: The owners of Lot 70 seek to expand the existing building

envelope to allow for construction of a 35’ x 35’ (1,500 square foot) detached garage. This results in an increase of 6,700-square-feet of buildable area, an approximate 20% increase in what is currently permitted. History – The Rainbow Lake Estates Conservation Development was approved in 2000 for 72 residential lots, 22 of which required that all improvements be located within platted building envelopes. The development also has Outlots, and it appears that the building envelopes were placed on the lots located adjacent to Outlots. There was no information related to other reasoning for the location of the building envelopes, such as wildlife corridors, geotechnical issues, or view sheds.

 

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 are created by this proposed amendment as the sole request is to amend the building envelope on Lot 70 of Rainbow Lake Estates Conservation Development.

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. Staff Response: The property lines are not proposed to change with the proposed amended plat. Only the existing building envelope on Lot 70 is proposed to change. Therefore, criteria B will not apply to this proposal.

 

C.   The amended plat will not create a nonconforming setback for any existing building; Staff Response: The existing single-family home setbacks will not be affected by the proposed building envelope change.

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 resultant lot meets the requirements of subsection 8.14.1.I. The lot is not divided by a 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 Staff Response: The proposed amended building envelope does not adversely affect access, drainage or utility easements or rights-of-way serving the property or other properties in the area.

 

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. Staff Response: A condition of approval is recommended that requires that the lot will be subject to existing restrictions, covenants and regulations as set forth in the plat of record.

 

·   Addressing Site addressing will not be affected by the proposed change .

 

·          Assessor No comment on the proposal.

 

·          Code Compliance Research of the subject property (or 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 No comment on the proposal.

 

·          Little Thompson Water District No concerns with the proposed plan.

 

·          Berthoud Fire Protection District No comments received on the proposal.

 

·          Neighbor comment Dean Bordewyk sent an email regarding his approval of the change.

 

·          Neighbor comment Rod Davis, HOA Board President, had questions regarding the proposal but did not indicate either support or concerns with the proposal.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Amended Plat for Lot Rainbow

Lake Estates, Lot 70 to expand the building envelope, File Number 19-LAND3883 and

authorization for the chairman to sign the Findings and Resolution:

 

1.    All conditions of approval shall be met and the Findings and Resolution recorded by February 12, 2020 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

4.         RAMONA HEIGHTS AMENDED LOTS 3A, 3B, 4A & 6 BLOCK 4 AMENDED PLAT AND BOUNDARY LIE ADJUSTMENT, FILE #18-LAND3850: The applicant proposes an Amended Plat and Boundary Line Adjustment to combine lots 3A, 3B, 4A and 6, Block 4 of Ramona Heights and to add .35-acres of unplatted land owned by Mary Ross Quaintance. A portion of the resultant lot is proposed to be dedicated as right-of-way for Ramona Dive. The applicant has not requested vacation of any easements so a 20-foot utility easement at the south end of the resultant parcel will remain in place.

 

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 consolidate lots and a portion of an unplatted parcel.

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. Staff Response: The O-Open Zone District requires a minimum lot size of 10-acres which the resultant lots will not meet, however the existing lots are nonconforming and the lot

consolidation will not increase the non-conformity.

 

C.   The amended plat will not create a nonconforming setback for any existing building; Staff Response: An existing single-family home will not create any nonconforming setbacks for the resultant parcel.

 

D.        The resultant lots will meet the requirements of subsection 8.14.1.I. Lots can not be divided by a municipal or county boundary line, road, alley, or another lot. Staff Response: The resultant meets the requirements of Section 8.14.1.I.

 

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 Staff Response: The site currently has one single-family home and all easements will remain in place. The applicant proposes to dedicate right-of-way for Ramona Road.

 

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. Staff Response: A condition of approval is recommended that requires the plat to include a note stating that the lots will be subject to existing restrictions, covenants and regulations as set forth in the plat of record. The Larimer County Land Use Code (Section 5.5.3) allows for the approval of a boundary line adjustment if the following review criteria are met:

 

A.         The lots are legal lots as defined in the definitions section; Staff

Response: The existing platted lots are considered legal lots within Ramona Heights. The unplatted parcel is a legal lot since it is greater than 35-acres in size and the remainder of the unplatted parcel will be greater than 35-acres.

 

B.         No additional lots will be created by the boundary line adjustment;

Staff Response: No additional lots will be created by the boundary line adjustment.

 

C.         The lots are not in a subdivision, planned unit development, minor residential development, or exemption approved under previous subdivision regulations or in a minor land division, subdivision, conservation development or planned land division; Staff Response: The subject metes and bounds lot is not in a subdivision, planned unit

development, minor residential development, or exemption approved under previous subdivision regulations or in a minor land division, subdivision, conservation development or planned land division.

           

D.        The resultant lots will meet the required minimum lot size and lot width to depth ratio standards of the applicable zoning district. (If either or both lots are nonconforming with respect to minimum lot size or lot width to depth ratio, the boundary line adjustment must not increase the nonconformity); and Staff Response: The minimum lot size is 10.0 acres in the O-Open zoning district. The resultant lots do not meet the minimum lot size, however the subdivision of Ramona Heights was recorded in 1924, prior to the 10.0-acre minimum lot size requirement.

 

·   Addressing No site Addresses will be affected by the amended plat.

 

·    Assessor No issues with the proposal.

 

·    Code Compliance Research of the subject property (or properties) has not   

                                    been conducted to not all structures on the property have been properly

                                   permitted, inspected and/or are being used which they were originally

                                   designed.

 

·   County Survey Plat changes were required which have been adequately

            addressed.

 

·   Red Feather lakes Fire Protection District No comments received.

 

The Development Services Team recommends Approval of the Amended Plat for Ramona Heights, Lots 3A, 3B, 4A and 6, Block 4, and an unplatted portion of the SW Ľ of Section 10 North, Range 73 West, and accept the dedication of right-of-way for Ramona Drive, File Number 19-LAND3850, 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 by 

       February 12, 2019 or this approval shall be null and void.

 

5.         LARIMER TERMINALS SUBDIVISION LOTS 2A & 3A BLOCK 2 AMENDED PLAT: Applicant requests approval of an Amended Plat to rearrange the inter, common lot line between two platted lots. This also involves aligning a 20-foot utility easement to be consistent with the new lot line.  The property is within an I-1 (Restricted Industrial) Zoning District. The internal lot line between the two subject lots is proposed to be rearranged, with utility easements to be moved accordingly by vacating the existing, and dedicating the new easements. The proposed Lots are 1.86± and 1.83± acres in size, and meet or exceed minimum area and dimensional

standards for the I-1 Zoning District. This proposal is to provide a bit more lot width on Lot 2B,

in order to meet the 10-foot minimum side setback for a metal building proposed by the

applicant. A staff-level Development Plan for that project has been submitted and is being

processed concurrently with this Amended Plat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Johnson moved to approve the consent agenda.

 

Motion carried 3 - 0

 

With there being no further business to discuss the Board adjourned at 3:04 p.m.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2019

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS MEETING

 

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

 

Chair Donnelly opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

1.          PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no one in attendance who wanted to make public comment.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR THE WEEKS OF AUGUST 5, 2019:

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the minutes for the weeks of August 5, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0.

 

3.         REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019:   Ms. Gimeson reviewed the schedule for the upcoming week with the Board.

 

4.         CONSENT AGENDA:  

 

ABATEMENTS: Recommended Denial – Thapa, Parcel R1629950-35251-62-005 (2017/2018),

Recommended Denial- Property Tax Advisors, Inc; Koenig Properties, LLC, Parcel R126137-85182

24-003 (2017/2018)

 

08132019A001             FIRST AMENDMENT TO INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ADOPTING FAIRGROUNDS AVENUE ROW PLAN BY AND BEWTEEN LARIMER COUNTY, TOWN OF WINDSOR AND CITY OF LOVELAND.

 

08132019A002             HORSETOOTH RESERVOIR AND CARTER LAKE RESERVOIR FEDERAL LANDS ACCESS PROGRAM PROJECT MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (MOA) BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (FHWA).

 

08132019A003             DRAINAGE AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN LARIMER COUNTY AND MARTIN MARIETTA.

 

08132019D001             QUIT CLAIM DEED OF DEDICATION FROM MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, INC.

 

08132019D002            DEED OF DEDICATION OF UTILITY EASEMENT FROM MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS REAL ESTATE INVESTEMENT, INC.

 

08132019D003            DEED OF DEDICATION OF EMERGENY ACCESS EASEMENT FROM S & H, INC.

 

08132019R001             RESOLUTION APPROVING HEARING FRO THE CREATION OF LID 2019-2 (HILLSIDE DRIVE) AND THE ASSESSMENT OF LID 2019-2.

 

08132019R002            RESOLUTION FOR STATUTORY VESTED RIGHTS FOR COVERY SPECIAL EXCEPTION.

 

08132019R003            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDED PLAT BETWEEN LOTS 2 AND 3, SECOND AMENDED PLAT, LAKE SHORE GARDENT SUBDIVISION.

 

08132019R004            FIDNINGS AND RESOLUTION DENYING THE FEIT SECOND MLD, SECOND AMDNEDED PLAT, LOTS 1 AND 2.

 

08132019R005            FINDINGS AND RESOLTION APPROVING THE STEWARS ACCESSORY LIVING AREA APPEAL.

 

08132019R006            FINDINGS AND RESOLUION APPROVING THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A RIGHT-A-WAY AND EASEMENT VACATION ON LOT 98 IN CRYSTAL LAKES 12TH FILING.

 

08132018R007            FINDINGS AND RESOLUTION APPROVING THE GARCIA/ASTUDILLA SPECIAL REVIEW AND APPEALS.

 

08132019R008            FINDINGS AND RESOLTUION APPROVING POUDRE VALLEY RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION (REA) FIBER OPTICS LINE FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW.

 

08132019R009            FINDING AND RESOLUTIONS APPROVING BOXELDER SANITATION DISTRIC WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY EXPANSION FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW.

 

08132019R010             FINDING AND RESOLUTION APPROVING PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO UTILITY POLES FLOOD PLAIN SPECIAL REVIEW.

MISCELLANEOUS: Recommended Reappointment to the Juvenile Community Review Board, recommended Mid-Term Appointment to the Extension Advisory Board, Hazelhurst MLD (19-LAND3896) Final Plat.

 

LIQUOR LICENES: Me Oh My, Coffee and Pie LLC – Tavern – Fort Collins; Rocky Mountain Farmers Union – Special Event 6% - Wellington; Feeding Our Community Ourselves – Special Event 6% - Fort Collins; CB & Potts Clubhouse and Taproom – Brew Pub – Fort Collins; Orville’s – Manager Registration – Hotel and Restaurant – Livermore; Windjammer Roadhouse – Tavern - Transfer of Ownership – Loveland.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved that the Board of County Commissioners approve the consent agenda as published

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

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

 

 

6.    REVIEW OF THE SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019.

Ms. Gimeson reviewed the upcoming schedule with the BOCC.

 

7.    ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK UPDATE: Darla Sidles,

Superintendent and Kyle Patterson, Public Information Officer provided an update on Rocky Mountain National Bank to the Board of Commissioners. Ms. Sidles reported that road preservation continues this summer on Bear Lake and Trail Ridge, which is causing delays and congestion in the park. Preservation of the roads will continue through September 2019. Prescribed burns are planned but Ms. Sidle said they haven’t had conditions needed to have a successful subscribed fire. There is a fire crew from May through October. Ms. Sidle noted that housing values have increased significantly over the past 5 years, which is challenging when recruiting staff. Park Services was recently received funding for a few park model homes and dorms and will receive additional funding over the next few years for some new tri-plexes. There are 150 permanent employees and around 250 seasonal employees. Visitation numbers continue to grow. Ms. Patterson stated since 2012, the number of visitors has increased by 42%, which is a million and a half more visitors. In 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park had almost 4.6 million visitors. This is due to the park’s popularity as it’s the 3rd most visited park in the country and the number one tourist destination in Colorado.  As the number of visitors continues to grow, the park continues to address roadside parking issues by placing parking deterrents and evaluating how to reconfigure parking lots. This is a continuous process to ensure the safety of the visitors, enhance their park experience and maintain the operations of the park. Chair Donnelly expressed his appreciation for the work the rangers do to make the park an enjoyable place to visit.

 

8.         ONE CALL/ONE CLICK CENTER: Suzette Mallette and Alex Gordon from North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization address the Board of County Commissioners. The One call/One Click Center will help improve the way aging adults and adults with disabilities can secure transportation. North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization is working with transportation provider on the One call/One Click service. This service will allow for a potential rider to call or go to a website and receive information about transportation services, allow riders to schedule, confirm and pay for rides. The participating transportation services will be able to interact with the database to schedule customer trips, communicate with customers and receive payment. Mr. Gordan shared there is currently a pilot program and in August or September the group will get together to see how the pilot is going. As of August 2019, this service has provided 250 rides. Mr. Gordan believes a decision will be made prior to the end of the year as to when the program will begin.

 

9.         ELECTIONS STAFFING: Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers addressed the Board of County Commissioners. In 2016, Colorado citizens voted in favor of Colorado’s participating in Presidential Primaries – beginning in 2020. This November, the Clerk and Recorder Elections department will begin administering four back-to-back elections. November 2019, March’s Presidential Primary, June’s Regular Primary and November Presidential 2020. The Omnibus Bill was approved despite strong opposition from Clerk Myers and the Larimer Board of County Commissioners and dissenting votes from all Larimer County Legislators. This bill increases the number of Voter Service and Polling Centers to 18 by Presidential Election Day, increases 24-hour drop boxes to 17 and creates many logistical complexities such as phasing in sites, providing statewide ballots. Currently Larimer County is at a Tier 1 County and in 20121, per HB19-1278, Larimer County will become a Tier 0 County and will need to add more sites and drop boxes. Clerk & Reorder, Angela Myers, respectfully requests Board of County Commissioners approval for the addition of two FTE positions within the Elections Department. No additional funds are required.

 

MOTION

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved to approve the addition of two FTE within the Clerk and Recorders Election department.

 

Motion carried 3 -0

 

10.        BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CONVENE AS BOARD OF EQUALIZATION TO APPROVE RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION REFEREES:

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved to convene as Board of Equalization.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers addressed the Board of County Commissioners and provided a final update on the Board of Equalization process. Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers was pleased with the fundamental improvements made to administer the Board of Equalization process. Some of the improvements including creating a video for the citizens to understand the process before they arrived for their hearing, streamline the paper movement between County Board of Equalization and the Assessors office and she appreciated the collaborative tenner between the Assessors office and the County Board of Equalization. No longer pass paper back and forth, the data is shared electronically with the Assessors office and provided improved reporting. Improvements will continue to evolve with each new year. A review of the County Board of Equalization report for July 31 – August 2, 2019 was reviewed, and Clerk and Recorder Myers pointed out that few corrections were made to the report.

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Kefalas moved to approve the recommendations of the Board of Equalization referees for the hearings held July 31 – August 2, 2019.

 

Motion carried 3-0

 

Clerk and Reorder invited the Clerk and Recorder team to join her to address the Board of County Commissioners. Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers thanked Kayleigh Ogden and Joanne Hertz for administering the County Board of Equalization this year, as well as Stephanie Grosskopf who assisted with her first year and was effective off the bat, Jared Jacques and Nancy Testory were instrumental in the County Board of Equalization success. Clerk and Recorder Angela Myers recognized that the County Board of Equalization work could not be done without the assistance of the rest of the clerk staff taking up the day-to-day operations and meeting statutory requirements. She thanked Christine, Deirdre, Elizabeth, Janelle, Lucretia, Darian. Chair Donnelly thanked the Clerk and Recording team for a job well done.  

 

M O T I O N

 

Commissioner Johnson moved to adjourn meeting 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.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With there being no further business, the Board adjourned at 11:30.

 

 

 

           

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TOM DONNELLY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 

 

 

 

ANGELA MYERS

 

CLERK AND RECORDER

 

 

ATTEST:

 

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Stephanie Grosskopf, Deputy Clerk