Meeting Minutes:  March 13, 2008


The meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM by Vice-Chairperson Lucille Schmidt.  Jill Bennett volunteered to take the minutes, as former Secretary Bill Gilbert had previously resigned the office.


Members in Attendance:  Gene Allen, Gene Barker, Susan Bradley, Ted Carter, Dennis Frydendall, Bill Gilbert, Ross Reid, Lucille Schmitt, Michael Sledge, Roger Svendsen, Gordon (Bud) Thomas


Member Excused Absence:  Eunice Michalka, Terry Ferebee


Others Present:  Jill Bennett (LarCo Planning Dept.), Pat Bradley, Stephen Johnson


Adoption of Agenda:  The agenda as distributed was adopted.


Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of November 8, 2007 were approved as written.


Communications:  Michael passed out a packet of information from Eunice for future discussion.


Comments from the Audience:  None


Election of Officers: 

            Chair:  Lucille Schmitt (nominated by Gene B./second Ted)

            Vice Chair:  Roger Svendsen (nominated by Bud/ second Susan)

            Secretary:  Terry Ferebee (nominated by Bill/second Ted)


All nominated officers were elected unanimously.


Terry had volunteered to serve as secretary on the condition that the meetings would be recorded so that he could refer to the recording while preparing minutes.  Prior to voting on the nomination for Terry as secretary, the following motion was approved (motion Ted/second Susan):

            Meetings may be recorded for the sole purpose of the Secretary preparing minutes and may not be kept after the minutes are approved.


A motion (Gene B./ Roger) was approved to continue the official posting of meeting announcements at the County Courthouse Offices Building, 200 W. Oak, Fort Collins.  Members also asked staff to send extra meeting agendas to Bud so that he can post them around town prior to the meetings.


Jill Bennett led a “creative problem solving” exercise to define and prioritize PAC’s work plan on community pathways.  The group developed the following highest priority problem statement:


            How can PAC compel Larimer County to legally describe roads and designate them as public rights-of-way? 



·  Provide for public utilities

·  Facilitate road maintenance

·  Help property owners

·  Starts to resolve property line issues

·  Necessary to solving the water issue (potential loss of recreational water rights)


The exercise will continue at the next meeting.


Comments from the Audience:  Stephen Johnson suggested that PAC develop a master plan to identify which roads need to be public roads in the community.


The meeting adjourned at 3:35 PM.