Fire House Meeting Room

44 Fire House Lane, Red Feather Lakes, CO


June 12, 2008 Meeting Minutes


The meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM by Chairperson Lucille Schmidt.


Members in Attendance: Gene Allen, Gene Barker, Susan Bradley, Ted Carter, Eunice Michalka, Ross Reid, Lucille Schmitt, Michael Sledge, Roger Svendsen, Bud Thomas


Member Excused Absence: All other members had excused absences.


Audience Members: Jill Bennett (LarCo Planning Department)


Guest Present: Pat Bradley


Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was approved as written (moved by Ted Carter and seconded by Gene Barker).


Approval of Minutes: The minutes of May 8, 2008 were approved as written (moved by Roger and seconded by Eunice Michalka and seconded by Gene Allen).


Communications from Committee Members: None


Communications from County: Jill Bennett advised that Ed Schemm of the County Environmental Health Dept. could attend the July meeting to discuss possible steps to begin addressing water quality concerns in the community. Members welcomed him to attend if he was available.


Public Comments: None


Discussion Item Community Pathways


PAC reviewed notes from the previous meeting and began the discussion of how best to discuss community road issues with the County Commissioners. The goal developed at the previous meeting is: Have Phase I roads legally adjudicated as public and seek assistance from Larimer County Commissioners to accomplish this goal. A positive outcome for the meeting with the Commissioners would be staff assistance to detail the steps needed to achieve the goal.

PAC brainstormed the key points that could be made:

  The idea is supported by the adopted Area Plan.

  This will help the community administer itself (road maintenance, etc.)

  Will help with obtaining water and sewer

  The Fire Dept. should support the plan; helps with emergency access.

  Will help solve existing problems including dust, runoff into lakes.

  Help define lot lines.

  Should increase property values.


The key idea to present is to preserve the vitality of Red Feather Lakes. This is a step in the community pathways. PAC is trying to prevent some authority imposing standards on the community (state, EPA). Want to build community infrastructure to help maintain the community.


It was decided that there would be three main spokespeople, each presenting one aspect of the information:


Gene Allen 1st speaker. Present background; how PAC arrived here including public input, the survey; and what the plan says. Holding a public meeting prior to talking with the Commissioners was discussed, but it was decided that it would be better to have a more concrete plan together before (hopefully with input from county staff) before a community meeting. Members noted that the PAC meetings are public and are well publicized if community members are interested.


Michael Sledge 2nd speaker. Ask Commissioners to share in the problems and solutions. Detail the problems: maintenance, dust, runoff, cant meet current road standards. In the future, may seek a road district for the whole fire district area. Michael with draft what he is going to present and email it to the PAC for comments.


Ted Carter 3rd speaker. Present the request: provide staff help to detail what needs to be done to achieve the goals (attorney, engineering, planning).


Susie suggested meeting with Kathay prior to meeting with the whole Board to outline what is needed and ask about the correct procedures for making the request. If possible, the presenters and other PAC members will meet with Kathay after her regular meeting at the library June 18.


Meeting adjourned at 3:25.





Jill Bennett, for the absent Secretary, Terry Ferebee