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ROLL CALL

MINUTES

MINUTES (CONT'D)

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA

WARRANTS: 1) GENERAL WARRANTS – NOVEMBER 14, AND 17, 2023

BIDS: 1) APPROVE BID #B2300198, FORT LUPTON ANNEX BUILDING (SOUTHEAST SUBSTATION) NETWORK – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2) APPROVE BID #B2300199, CHASE BUILDING (822 7TH ST, GREELEY) RENOVATION NETWORK – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3) APPROVE BID #B2300200, ZERTO REPLICATION LICENSES – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

NEW BUSINESS: 1) CONSIDER TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CR 72 BETWEEN CRS 57 AND 59

2) CONSIDER TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CR 41 BETWEEN CR 70 AND SH 392

3) CONSIDER TEN (10) INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR LOCAL ON-DEMAND TRANSIT PROGRAM OPERATION SERVICES AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – VARIOUS ENTITIES

4) CONSIDER DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN BANKS AS DEPOSITORIES FOR WELD COUNTY FUNDS

5) CONSIDER DESIGNATION OF CERTAIN BROKERS AND DEALERS FOR HANDLING INVESTMENT TRANSACTIONS OF WELD COUNTY FUNDS

6) CONSIDER INDICATION OF SUPPORT OF THE SHEEP INDUSTRY IN RURAL AMERICA

PLANNING: 1) CONSIDER SETTING HEARING DATE FOR CONSIDERATION OF AMENDED AND RESTATED SERVICE PLAN – KITELEY RANCH METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

2) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – JERRY DILL

3) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – CHRISTINA ELAM AND DONALD HARRIS

4) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – CONSUELO HERNANDEZ

5) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – ARYAN KIANI AND MATTHEW IRVIN

6) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – MAHIC SABAHUDIN AND MELINA SABANOVIC

7) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – JESUS SALAS AND TIFFANY BROWN

8) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – DAVE SANGER, SR.

9) CONSIDER CERTIFICATION TO WELD COUNTY TREASURER OF ZONING VIOLATION PENALTIES AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENT – PORFIRIO AND LUCINA FLORES

PUBLIC COMMENT

2) PUBLIC COMMENT (CONT'D)

3) PUBLIC COMMENT (CONT'D)

4) PUBLIC COMMENT (CONT'D)

5) PUBLIC COMMENT (CONT'D)

Please stay and join me for the Pledge of Allegiance. 00:09:42
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:09:46
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:09:51
Morning. It's Monday, November 20th. Call over the board, County Commissioners, roll call please. 00:10:01
Scott James, Kevin Ross. 00:10:06
Payback my agreement. 00:10:10
Number one approval minutes of the number 1st 2023. 00:10:13
Removed by Commissioner Rosslyn Goodbye, Commissioner saying to approve all in favor Aye opposed motion carries #2 Who are the 00:10:21
minutes of November 6th, 2023? 00:10:26
And moved by commissioner, by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor, aye, opposed motion carries. 00:10:31
You never see the agenda. Do you have any amendments? No approval of consent agenda? 00:10:38
Mr. James said goodbye to Mr. Ross to approve the consent agenda. All in Favor Opposed Motion Carries Warrants General Awards 00:10:44
November 14th and 17th, 2023. 00:10:49
And moved by Commissioner Rossik, by Commissioner Buck to approve all in favor aye, opposed motion carries. 00:10:54
Want to be approved B 2300 One 98 Fort Lupton Annex. 00:11:04
Department of Information Technology Good morning, commissioners. Ryan Rose, Information Technology For this particular bid, we 00:11:10
did receive 2 responses. 00:11:14
Staff has reviewed those responses and recommends the award to the low bid to Zavaro, incorporated out of Denver, Co, for the 00:11:18
amount of $19,782.90. 00:11:24
This is a part of the facility budget outlined for the Southeast W Annex facility. OK Questions approved Number B 2300198. Moved 00:11:30
by Commissioner Ross. Second by Commissioner Buck to approve all in favor. Aye opposed Motion carries #2 approved bid B 2300 one 00:11:37
99 Chase Billy Really Renovation Network Department of Information Technology. Thank you Commissioner, and those information 00:11:43
technology for this bill. We did receive 2 responses. Staff has reviewed those and recommends the low bid to Zavaro incorporated 00:11:49
at Denver Co. 00:11:56
For the amount of $76,919.74. Again, this is a part of the facilities project budget for the Chase remodel. 00:12:02
OK Questions to approve 2nd and move like Mr. Box Second by Brewster James to approve all in favor aye opposed motion carries #3 00:12:12
approved Bid be 20-3 hundred 200 zero to replication licenses. Department of Information Technology. Thank you Commissioner. Ryan 00:12:19
Rose Information Technology. We have received 4 responses for this particular bid. Staff has reviewed those and recommends the 00:12:26
approval to plan LLC. 00:12:33
And out of point California for the low bid of $31,509.78. 00:12:40
This is a part of the IT capital budget for 2023 for the board and for the record 0 replication licenses are part of our Public 00:12:47
Safety, Disaster Recovery and Business continuity project for the year. 00:12:53
B 2300 two hundred by connector. James I could by Commissioner Ross. Mr. Sandy, you have a question. Thank you Mr. Chair and just 00:13:01
stop. So the replication is of her data systems, so I can be used in case. 00:13:08
I'm losing my voice again today, so the question is replication of our current. 00:13:18
I can't. Thank you either apparently occurred IT portfolio in case something is lost in an annex building or some other disaster. 00:13:26
Is that what we're doing here? I didn't understand. Yes, Commissioner, to kind of elaborate a little bit more, this is for 00:13:34
specifically our public safety systems. When I say systems, I mean data and specific servers. The main data center is here in 00:13:42
Greeley Co The replication site is in Centennial Co and we're replicating that data from one site to the other. 00:13:50
OK, very good. I'm very much looking forward to those longer microphones too. 00:13:58
OK. Any further discussion? All right. 00:14:03
Favorite Aye opposed motion carries. Thanks, Ryan. That concludes bids move on to new business #1 Considered temporary closure of 00:14:06
Congress 72 between Congress 57 and 59. 00:14:12
Good morning, commissioners. Amy Muchi public. 00:14:18
Public Works is requesting this closure to begin on November 27th and this will go through November 30th. This is to upgrade and 00:14:22
replace the drainage Covert water will be used for dust as needed for the detour well. 00:14:28
OK, questions move to prove temporary closure County Road 72 second and move like Mr. Ross second Mike, Mr. Buck to approve all in 00:14:34
favor. 00:14:38
Aye, aye. 00:14:43
Opposed #2 considered This is a point of order. I think the public is asking for us to speak into the microphone a little bit 00:14:47
better and I'll I'll certainly try that myself to make sure that they can hear us. 00:14:53
#2 Consider temporary closure of County Road 41 between County Road 70 and Three and State Highway 392. 00:14:59
Public Works is requesting this closure to begin on December 4th and go through December 15th. This is for a full redeck of a 00:15:06
bridge 4168A and again, what are we used for dust control as needed on the detour route. 00:15:14
Questions. Move to approve temporary closure. County Road 41, second. And move by Mr. Ross, Second by Mr. Buck. All in favor. Aye. 00:15:22
Opposed. Motion carries. Thank you. Can you guys hear me OK? You can't hear me. 00:15:29
OK. I'm trying to talk as well as I can. Sorry. All right. Number #3, consider 10 intergovernmental agreements for local on demand 00:15:37
transit program operation services and authorized chair to sign various entities. 00:15:44
Kevin Good morning, commissioners. Evan Pinkham with the Department of Public Works. 00:15:51
So as you're aware, we received an MRF funding through different streams from the Upper Front Range, from the restaurant range. 00:15:56
To provide on demand transit for a lot of our elderly and disabled residents and this program, we've been working with 10 00:16:04
different towns along with VIA Mobility but to provide these services. 00:16:13
These ideas go over reimbursement to the county for the different towns portion or. 00:16:22
Proportional share of the total cost of this program for the local match. 00:16:29
So you'll see in your packets 10 ideas that cover the maximum amounts from the county and the towns. We anticipate a lot of these 00:16:35
amounts to be much lower, which is great for the programming, great for the towns. We're seeing more 5311 funding than we 00:16:42
initially thought. So that's good news, but we wanted to. 00:16:49
Any other question, I'll call that what we'll call them. OK, I need to, I'll bring it back to the board. Mr. Chair, I move to 00:17:33
approve the 10 IGA agreements regarding Local on Demand transit program and Operation Services 2nd. It's been moved by 00:17:39
Commissioner Ross, seconded by Commissioner James to approve. 00:17:45
Roll call. 00:17:51
James Kevin Ross, Lori saying. 00:17:54
I'm gonna move forward, I'm gonna abstain today because I've had a lot of. 00:17:58
Really a lot of concerns about the conversations that happen around this process, including. 00:18:04
Rides that can cost up to $1000 one way. 00:18:11
Because we're using taxpayer money as well as well, county or the state or local. 00:18:16
I'm maybe asking for an investigation around this process. 00:18:20
And providing more transparency on this, my questions may be satisfied through that, but for today I'm gonna stay. Thank you. 00:18:25
Can you? 00:18:34
Have a financial interest in this. You need to vote one way or the other, Commission. 00:18:37
Thank you. Fine. Do whatever you want. 00:18:44
Payback. Yes Mike Freeman? Yes About to reflect the four out of five county commissioners voted Yes #4 Consider designation of 00:18:48
certain banks and depositors for Wall County funds. 00:18:53
Good morning, Cheryl Patelli, CFO. The investment committee met on November 13th and forwarded this resolution to the whole board 00:19:00
for approval. This resolution approves the banks where county funds can be deposited. I recommend approval today. Questions. 00:19:08
I've approved the resolution so moved by Commissioner James, second by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor aye opposed 00:19:17
motion carries #5. Consider designation of certain brokers and dealers for handling investment transactions for low county funds. 00:19:25
Morning again, Cheryl Patelli. This resolution came from the Investment Committee as well, and it allows the broker dealers to buy 00:19:32
and sell securities on the county's behalf. I recommend approval. 00:19:38
OK, questions. 00:19:44
We've approved the resolution so moved by Commissioner James said goodbye to Mr. Ross to proof Mr. saying, I've just got a comment 00:19:47
on this, I if we approve this today, we could probably be assured that the cattle industry is going to ask for the same 00:19:52
resolution. We dealt with that problem in the state legislature. 00:19:58
And almost exactly the same issue we're talking about, we're talking about where would the deal. 00:20:05
OK. So we have a comment for the next one. We have a motion in a second. All in favor, aye, opposed motion carries. All right. 00:20:11
Number six, consider indication of support of the sheep industry in rural America. 00:20:17
On the record, because I want to treat everybody equally, unnerved. And I just want to say I did talk to Congresswoman Cavale. 00:20:54
Expressed my concerns. 00:21:03
I think she's working with the Department of AG to see what we can do to get this. 00:21:05
Turned around so on that move to approve second Moved by Mr. Brooks, second by Commissioner James to approve all in favor, Aye. 00:21:12
Closed shelter, congressman. Box office got the same thing. 00:21:22
I conclude the new business, we'll move on to planning. Number one, consider hearing date for consideration of amendment and we 00:21:28
stay in Service plan for Kitling Ranch and Metropolitan District Commissioners. Karen McDougal, Deputy County Attorney. This is 00:21:34
just the resolution for the Kitely Ranch. 00:21:41
Metropolitan District Amended Service plan. It was heard by the PC on November 7th and now it needs to be set. 00:21:48
For you to hear it and I believe the proposed date. 00:21:56
Is December 6, 2023 and notice has been sent to all the interested parties. OK questions. Yes good. Just clarify this simply this 00:22:00
resolution simply sets the hearing date. Simply sets the hearing date. Move to approve the residence. I would say by Commissioner 00:22:07
James. Second by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor Aye. Opposed motion carries #2. Consider certificate certification of 00:22:14
all county treasurer zoning violation penalties as special assessment. Jerry Gill. 00:22:20
Play. 00:22:29
Good morning, Commissioners Adria Shield with the Assistant County Attorney. 00:22:31
We are here today to address whether the board wishes to certify a certain zoning violations. 00:22:37
And as you are aware, we don't do these often. These are about a couple times a year, a quarterly we try to do these. 00:22:45
And what we're asking for today is the court has determined that these properties are in violation of the world's county code. 00:22:54
And the board is to determine whether we want to certify these penalties. 00:23:02
As of men against their property taxes. 00:23:08
The first property that we have is property owner Jay Dill, so located at 3108 O Street in Greeley. 00:23:12
This was last certified. 00:23:21
Through January 11th of 2023, violations include an unpermitted mobile home, unpermitted commercial storage, commercial vehicles 00:23:25
that are not permitted and a non commercial junkyard with direct vehicles. 00:23:32
We are asking the board to certify. 00:23:40
In the amount of $2800 for 280 days of penalties. 00:23:43
OK, Mr. Gill is representative here. 00:23:50
OK. Seeing he's not, we'll bring it back to the board. 00:23:55
Approve the resolution. Second to move by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Ross to certify penalties. All in favor aye 00:24:01
opposed motion carries #3. Consider certification of all County Treasurer Zoning violation, penalties of Special Assessment Donald 00:24:06
Harris and Christine. 00:24:11
This property is located at 20453 County Road 54 in Greeley. 00:24:18
A $20 a day daily penalty was ordered by the court in 2017. 00:24:24
The property is so in violation for a non commercial junkyard. It has been previously certified by the board. We are asking for 00:24:31
daily penalty certification in the amount of $7480. 00:24:38
OK, here's a representative. 00:24:48
Donald Harris present today. 00:24:52
See, now I'll bring it back to the board. 00:24:54
Mr. Chair, move to certify resolution second, then move like Mr. Ross second by Commissioner Buck to certify penalties. All in 00:24:58
favor Aye Opposed Motion Shared #4. Consider certification of Lowell County Treasurer of zoning violation penalties as a special 00:25:03
assessment for Consuela Hernandez. 00:25:09
Property is located at 322310 Road 19 in Fort Lupton. 00:25:17
There was a daily penalty of $20 to begin in 2021. 00:25:22
Property is still in violation. 00:25:28
For multiple cargo containers without permits. 00:25:31
And a non commercial Gen. card has been previously certified by the board and we are asking for daily penalties in the amount of 00:25:34
$7480. 00:25:39
OK, Is Consuelo Hernandez, please would you like to come forward and just please state your name and address in any company. 00:25:45
Yeah, my name is Consuelo. I'm the one who is legally on the title of that property. My dad was the one who originally handled all 00:25:57
of the stuff in regards to this lot. However, he passed away July of this year, so I am the one who's now taking over everything. 00:26:04
So I'm like unaware of anything that's been going on. I've been living in Global for the past five years and recently moved back 00:26:12
to Fort Lupton with my mom to help out with finances, so I'm pretty left in the dust. 00:26:19
My dad kind of kept me in the dark about. 00:26:28
Finances or legal stuff in regards to the law. Like I didn't know about the court dates, I didn't know about the $20 a day 00:26:32
penalty. 00:26:35
Ideally I would like to solve the law, I just don't know how I'm going to move those cargo containers just yet. But that's that's 00:26:40
the goal is to just sell that lot, get rid of the cargo containers. 00:26:46
Try to pick up all the pieces that were left behind by my dad. 00:26:54
OK, so So what do you what kind of a time frame do you think you would need to to accomplish this because. 00:26:59
To accomplish getting this property back into compliance. 00:27:07
Can you list what it wouldn't just take the cargo containers being out? Or could I potentially get permits on those cargo 00:27:12
containers? 00:27:17
Yeah, you can get permits on those cargo containers so that they can stay there. 00:27:22
And the director of planning is sitting right behind you, Mr. Parkville. He'd be able to point you in the direction on that. But 00:27:28
there's also some junk that needs cleaned up. Because if I understand the second part of the violation, as it says, is there's a 00:27:33
junkyard essentially, which means we there's debris around there that we need to get picked up too. So I'm not sure exactly what 00:27:38
that's referring to, but that is part of the the. 00:27:44
Consideration today, OK. I I would like to know what constitutes that law as a junkyard because I've been over there recently and 00:27:50
there's no trash around there. The only thing that's there is that slab of concrete. I think it's concrete that has been there for 00:27:56
some time that we're not going to do anything with. 00:28:02
Yeah, if I could hear exactly what's making it a lie or a junk out of, that'd be very helpful, 'cause we've done a lot of ones 00:28:09
trying to clean up the weeds and stuff on that property to get it. 00:28:14
More syllable. Yeah, exactly. So I think you, I'll look back to our Planning Commission, but I mean there's some things that you 00:28:20
can do as Commissioner Ross said is culminating those. There's also the ability to screw and you can have, you can have some of 00:28:26
that stuff out there as long as it's screened. In other words, as long as you've got a screening in place so that it doesn't sort 00:28:32
of it's not visible from your neighbors and county roads. So those are the couple of options that you have and I'm, I'm looking to 00:28:38
you guys to. 00:28:44
Help me out if I'm missing something here. Yes, as long as is a primary drawing on the property, they are allowed to screen the 00:28:51
non commercial junkyard. OK, so is there a primary dwelling on that property? Can you? 00:28:58
Clarify what that means exactly. The house where somebody is living? No, there's not. So then even then it wouldn't. It would it 00:29:06
just it would just need to be cleaned. It would just need to be. Everything would be need to taken off that loss. If I could, 00:29:11
let's may I suggest. 00:29:15
My my sympathies on the passing your father. Obviously you have some things to be proud of speed so may I suggest we continue this 00:29:21
for six months so she can interact with our. 00:29:25
With that said, in the child move, we would continue this matter till May 20/20/24 at 9:00 AM. 00:29:30
Tickets we're moving segment to continues on until May 20th. You said May 20th, 2024 at 9:00 AM. 00:29:37
I'm grateful for that too, by the way, Our goal is to bring people on to complete and give them time to do so, especially you're 00:29:45
making progress. 00:29:48
Opposed motion carries. Thank you. OK, #5 consider certification of volcanic treasure, zoning violation, penalties to Special 00:29:53
assessment for a ring. Kinda. And Matthew Irvin. 00:29:58
Commissioners, this property is located at 331 Dunmire St. and Frederick. 00:30:06
This has been previously certified $25. Daily penalty was ordered by the court to begin in 2020. 00:30:11
Was last certified in October of 2020. 00:30:19
Violations of property include a non commercial junkyard, direct vehicles and Arby's being used for occupancy. 00:30:24
We are asking daily penalties in the amount of $9350 BE certified. 00:30:32
OK, Is there a representative for Aaron Kian? 00:30:40
OK, so nobody will bring it back to the. 00:30:45
Mr. Chair, move to certify penalties and move by Commissioner Ross second by Commissioner Brock to certify penalties. All in 00:30:49
favor. Opposed motion carries Member states consider certification to Wall County Treasurer and zoning violation families as a 00:30:54
special Assessment for. 00:30:59
And he father who didn't, and Marina settle onic, baby. 00:31:06
But this is a property located on Good Ave. It is an unbuilt lot is in Fort Lupton. 00:31:13
There was a $25 daily penalty that began in 2019. 00:31:19
The bird has previously certified deaths violations including non commercial junkyard. 00:31:25
And persons living and occupying a camper RV was certified October of 2022. We're asking daily penalties in the amount of $9350 be 00:31:30
certified. 00:31:37
Is anybody here representing this case? 00:31:45
OK, I will bring it back to the board. Move the certified penalties. Move by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Ross to 00:31:49
certify penalties. All in favor aye. Opposed motion carries #7. Consider certification to walk County Treasurer of Zoning 00:31:55
Violation Penalties and Special Assessment for Jesus Salas at Tiffany Brown. 00:32:01
Property is located at 15979 Nancy Ave. in Fort Lepton. The board has previously certified this case, $25 Daily Penalty, was 00:32:09
ordered by the court to begin in 2021. 00:32:15
Violations include a non commercial jump card, directed vehicles and unpermitted semi trailers on the property. 00:32:22
We are asking daily penalties and amount of $9350. 00:32:29
To a representative for Jesus laws. 00:32:36
Present. 00:32:39
OK, bring it back to the board, Mr. Chair. I'd move to certify penalties. 00:32:40
Moved by Commissioner Ross, signed by Commissioner James and certified penalties. All in favor aye opposed motion carries #8 00:32:46
Consider certification of alcohol treasurer's own violation. Penalties of Special Assessment for Dave Sanger, Senior. 00:32:52
This property is located at 565 Dunlar St. and Frederick. There was a $10 a day daily penalty ordered by the court back in 2021. 00:32:59
Violations are non commercial joint card cargo containers without permit. It was previously certified in October of 2022. We're 00:33:07
asking the board to certify this in the amount of $3740. 00:33:14
OK. Is Mr. Singer a representative here? 00:33:23
OK. I'll bring it back to the. 00:33:27
Doctor Chair moved to certified films. 00:33:29
Then move by committee Ross second by Commissioner Buck to certify penalties. All in favor aye opposed motion carries #9 Consider 00:33:32
certification to all county Treasury zoning violation penalties and special assessment for Profino and Lustina Flores. 00:33:39
This property is located at 112 Grace Ave. in Milliken. There was a $25 per day daily penalty that started in August of 2021. 00:33:48
However, the property is not in compliance, so we're requesting that the board not certify any additional penalties. 00:33:58
OK is Mr. Mr. Flores. 00:34:06
OK. Bring it back to the board. Do not certify penalties. Moved by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Buck to not certify 00:34:10
penalties. All in favor. Aye. Opposed. Motion carries. Thank you. Thank you. That concludes planning. We'll move to public 00:34:16
comment. This is the time during our meeting when anybody from the public can come up and speak to the commissioners for up to 3 00:34:22
minutes on anything that's not on our agenda. We have 3 minutes. 00:34:28
Any public comment? 00:34:35
And please just state your name and address for the record. Good morning. My name is Bob Walter. I live at 2144 Bluebell Ave. 00:34:42
I'm I'm part of this collective. 00:34:50
People who live out in the area. 00:34:53
Roughly E 16th to E 24th Balsam def. 00:34:56
We have recently. 00:35:01
Been put in a situation by a. 00:35:03
Somewhat of a vindictive neighbor that has really gotten out of control and. 00:35:06
Really gotten our attention. We found out not too long ago that that entire area was zoned. 00:35:11
R. 00:35:17
And no one out there in that area meets the R1 standards. They just don't. They've been living out there for, you know, almost a 00:35:19
century in some cases. 00:35:23
Live in the simple Country Life and with animals, horses. You know this presentation here. 00:35:28
Was eye opening. 00:35:35
Some of that goes on in ours, not to the not to the extent of trash, but storage containers and. 00:35:37
Outbuildings and other things that don't meet the R1 zoning regulations. So we petitioned and I I emailed everybody. 00:35:43
A copy of what we put together. We would like you to change that area into AG zoning and let people live there like they have 00:35:52
lived there for centuries. 00:35:56
Umm. 00:36:02
In that type of lifestyle, because nobody can meet the R ones only. 00:36:03
And what what has happened is, you know the complaint because well, counties, we understand is a complaint driven. 00:36:09
When this person goes around and complaints after one after another, after another after another, you know I've made it abundantly 00:36:15
clear that the county is not the enemy here. 00:36:19
Code enforcement has to come out. They have to do their job when they're notified and then and they, you know, they have to bring 00:36:24
us up to compliance. 00:36:28
It's costing people a lot of money. Some people are having being told they have to get rid of animals, store units, just a 00:36:33
plethora of things. 00:36:38
And. 00:36:43
What we really want is just to be left alone what we have been right? 00:36:45
'Cause we've been living in that area, you all know what it is. You've lived here forever, you guys. It's a country lifestyle. 00:36:49
It's not an R1 lifestyle. 00:36:53
Were surrounded on three sides by. 00:36:58
And we would just like that to be part of the AG. The other thing that we would like is for you to reconsider and I've already 00:37:00
talked to Director. 00:37:05
Of planning about this. We got to change something when it comes to anonymous reporting. 00:37:10
Anonymous unlimited reporting, because what's happening is this person has weaponized the department within the county. 00:37:16
Using taxpayer dollars to come after. 00:37:25
The reins in compliance when we can't meet compliance, not the way we sit today. 00:37:28
Commissioner James, thank you. Mr. Walter. I appreciate your your testimony. I have had a couple of conversations with Director 00:37:34
Parker now about your situation. I agree with you. I don't think that we are complaint driven county. It's not in the county's 00:37:40
mindset. It's not certainly in the mindset of any of the five county commissioners to have zoning cops that are out there 00:37:47
patrolling looking for violations This, this and the highway role. 00:37:53
But as you have appropriately noticed we do, we are complaint driven and then it is prudent to go out and do this. I agree with 00:38:00
you that the complaint process should not be anonymous and we have, I have asked Director Parker to take a look at the the way 00:38:07
that we handle complaints and that I think there should be a name attached when some because there are times as you saw that there 00:38:15
are valid complaints but when someone weaponizes a processor, I agree with you that's that's wrong. 00:38:22
My second comment is and and certainly everybody that's here today is welcome to speak that's that's certainly their right. But 00:38:30
maybe we can address this by saying this to the Board as well. And the fact that there is a way to consider the board, County 00:38:35
commissioners can consider a rezoning application out there. Tom is putting together the thought on that and we'll actually bring 00:38:41
that to the board in the work session and the relative near future because. 00:38:46
I did have my own discussions with. 00:39:24
Taking somebody's rights away that appreciates where they're already at in that residential zoning. So yeah, I can appreciate 00:39:59
that. Just for note, first of all, is there any way any of us can be part of the work session? 00:40:05
A residential taxation rate to the Ag taxation rate, which is substantially higher. 00:40:47
Some of that neighborhood, that area that have actually changed, their residents have changed their zoning, have come in and had 00:41:25
done that zone change to go from residential to act. So it's certainly doable, but it needs to be done on an individual property 00:41:31
basis, OK. And just just so you know, for the record, I have. 00:41:36
To date, we've obtained 104 signatures of property owners in that area that I described who are all in favor of this going back to 00:41:43
Agra. That carries any merit or not, I don't know, but it's a substantial number of people. 00:41:51
And and the reasoning is is just they just want to be left alone. Completely understand the reason and I'm with Commissioner 00:42:00
James, I agree with you. 00:42:04
So I just want to make some comments too and just have also an agreement with doing away with the anonymous reporting since there 00:42:10
was a preponderance of evidence and there's one individual. It was eerie how close it was to the actual complaint that was 00:42:15
delivered. 00:42:20
From and also the timeline of retaliation and that's not that shouldn't be. 00:42:25
Our function of government is to be used as a for retaliation against others and it puts a lot of stress on our staff as well. So 00:42:32
but with that too just to also increase our customer service. 00:42:39
You told me and also our secretary, that we need a better process for incoming calls as well. You'd ask for district Rep 3 reps 00:42:47
several times was routed to somebody else who did not get that message to me over the course of weeks. We finally connected 00:42:54
through a mutual friend. So then we had that conversation. And I've also noticed on that map too, that. 00:43:02
There's been several patchwork. I guess it's not patchwork. 00:43:10
And I really appreciate you coming forward I and more than I can tell you well if I may finish with one other comment I think in 00:43:48
light of what you all have said and and and are concerned. 00:43:54
If ever there was a time to turn back the clock, it would be now. There's a lot of open complaints out there. 00:44:00
That I think need. 00:44:06
Put on hold until we can find resolution with this. 00:44:08
Because people are spending a lot of money. There's people out here who spent 10,000 dollars, $20,000 trying to bring their 00:44:12
properties up to to. 00:44:16
And if ever there was a time just to say. 00:44:20
All these open complaints are. 00:44:26
On hold until we can figure this out. 00:44:28
I appreciate that. 00:44:31
Thank you for your time. Thank you, Bob. 00:44:33
Any other public. 00:44:36
Hello there. My name is Tracy Myers and I live at 1201 E 20th St. and we have a little pretty much a acre and 1/2 when I purchased 00:44:43
this. 00:44:50
With my late husband in 2011, we were told that it may be going to a zoning of residential. 00:44:58
But what is going around in our neighborhood and what we're being told is that we're going to have to get rid of the animals. 00:45:07
When we purchased the property, we were told that if it got as far as zoning to residential, you'd have animal units. 00:45:13
And we were told we had three animal units. So we have two donkeys, 3 ducks and a few chickens and that is it. Our property is 00:45:22
well kept it. 00:45:28
Manicured very well and I think a lot of the people here are just saying we don't want to lose our animals too, regardless of 00:45:34
zoning. 00:45:38
We've got to find a way to do this correctly, like if you want to zone it, if we can't get that zone back to AG. 00:45:43
As long as we have animal units per property for the amount of acreage that there is, we have one neighbor who has like 12 acres 00:45:54
and he's got like three or four horses. That's not too much. We have somebody who has two acres, you know they have. 00:46:00
Couple horses. We have two donkeys. Like I said, I've had them 22 years. 00:46:08
As you and I. 00:46:49
Tomorrow it'll be tomorrow will be 61 years. 00:46:53
So OK, but I know my cute kids did four age together, so I get it. I probably most all the properties out there are well 00:46:58
maintained. They look nice when you go down the road. We all are kind of a close knit community. This is what I can tell you. I'm 00:47:05
looking at Tom as I say this. I think that he can make the process. 00:47:12
As painless as possible to change each individual property that wants change from R1 to egg, we can make that happen, right? Tom 00:47:19
can give him a thumbs up, thumbs up. So we will So work with work with Tom Farco and our planning department and and we'll make it 00:47:27
as easy as possible to get these things changed to the zone that you guys are asking for. It can be done. We love our animals like 00:47:34
we do our kids. Hopefully. 00:47:42
If we change it to we won't have to grandfather and your grandfather donkeys. 00:47:51
OK, thanks. I'm Colleen Smith and I live at 1120 E, 1115 E 20th St. and we're moving from Fort Collins because we like the like 00:48:04
the extra space and stuff. And we had no idea that we couldn't, you know, like we've got a shipping container and we had no idea 00:48:13
that we couldn't have a shipping container because we figured we've got almost 2 acres and that, you know, it's just added space. 00:48:22
Anyway. 00:48:33
Also, we were told, well I didn't. I did an application for rezoning and they said that it would be anywhere between 3:00 to $5000 00:48:35
to get it rezoned and chances of me getting an approval would be pretty slim. 00:48:43
Because they really wouldn't rezone it. And I'm just wondering, I mean, that's an awful lot of money to try to get it rezone. 00:48:51
You know, and if we had to get rid of our shipping containers, that would be an awful lot of money too. So. 00:48:59
Legislative rezoning. So when I get a kind of a handle on exactly how many properties we're dealing with right now, it's probably 00:49:44
well over 100. I can come back in a work session with the Board of County Commissioners with costs involved in that process. So 00:49:51
the one thing, the one thing I want to be careful of here, and I said that before, is. 00:49:58
I'm not willing to support just drawing a square around an entire area and changing it because because of the fact that there 00:50:06
could be several property owners. I would, I would be shocked if 100% want this change. So and even if it's even if it's only one 00:50:13
or two or three don't that's that's why I'm not. I don't think I'm going to be supportive of a legislative change. I think it 00:50:20
needs to be a change of zone on a property by property basis. Let me ask this question. I couldn't Mike. 00:50:26
If we set up some sort of internal process. 00:50:35
And and I would agree with Commissioner Freeman, the fact that not everybody wants to roll back to to to egg, but if we can for an 00:50:38
open windowed time, if you can identify those lots that we should change. 00:50:44
So I don't, I still don't think it would be a legislative change. I mean you may be able to lump a number of different properties 00:51:18
together into one all asking for the same thing versus having an individual hearing on each one. But it's still, it's still a 00:51:24
quasi judicial process to change from to make a zone change. So we've still got to do that on a little bit. Am I correct Green 00:51:30
that that is correct. The County Attorney's office just doing kind of an initial review of this would recommend it be an 00:51:36
individual process and the fact that. 00:51:42
You you are act, it's a land use and you are acting in a quasi judicial role and so we want to be very careful not to violate that 00:51:48
role or violate anyones rights or inadvertently have a taking. And so while I understand the want to assist everyone and to 00:51:56
standardize the process and to streamline the legislative idea is from a liability point of view is concerning. All right Mr. 00:52:03
Sheriff, I would just offer. 00:52:11
Real quick too, because there has been so much groundwork. 00:52:19
Done by Bob and then most of whom I think are here today just based on the folks in the room. 00:52:22
You can identify on the map where it's obviously contiguous that it's 100% agreement. 00:52:31
So I would agree we do have a process that we can do a legislatively if all the company owns agree. We've already done this twice. 00:52:39
Well, I've been sitting on this board. So, yeah, legislatively done zone changes. OK. So maybe it was men in Australia. So I'll 00:52:49
walk that back that there's a way we can do this as a better customer service product. 00:52:55
Rather than having each individual property overcome them and say I want to change my zoning from, for that example as a state 00:53:01
back to agricultural zoning, we got everybody sign, everyone included in the neighborhood. I think you'll find that same 00:53:08
contiguous lines if you were to look. And it's ironic that some of these neighbors literally surround another property owner that 00:53:14
just recently disowned to add. 00:53:21
So. 00:53:29
I don't. I don't 100% disagree with you, Commissioner. The one thing that I would say is, though it's still a quasi judicial 00:53:31
process now, we could do that as a zone change. 00:53:35
In in a deal where it's not one of the time come up and ask for the zone change, right, we could put that, we could lump those 00:53:42
together, but it's still got to be in a quasi judicial role, not an not an executive to change. 00:53:47
The County Attorney is sitting there on their head with what I'm saying. 00:53:55
Well, let me ask the planning director to throw in my memory, institutional memory. We've done this before in certain 00:53:59
neighborhoods. What was the process we used? 00:54:03
The county has done legislative zoning changes in the 1960s and in the early 1980s, large swaths of of property, maybe not out in 00:54:08
East 16th St. Greeley, but in various other parts of the county. You look at our 1982 zoning maps, they were done legislatively. 00:54:16
So there is a process in the code, but I would like an opportunity to sit down with the county attorney's office. 00:54:24
Put a pause on that until we go through this and you identify what our processes are and and how we can look to resolve this 00:55:02
before we continue to. 00:55:07
I guess use a lot of staff time on this and cause a lot of heartbreak for something that maybe is going to get resolved for some 00:55:12
of these individuals. 00:55:18
I think that would be appropriate. I think we would direct you to do that. To be fair, I've asked for that and we've done that in 00:55:24
the past and those other two instances as well. So I appreciate that as being the philosopher department. 00:55:29
To put those on hold while we sort this out, just as we did for framing ranch at from the States and the others as well. OK, any 00:55:35
other further comments? Did you have something else? OK. 00:55:42
Where we need to be. So if you've got an additional comment, please come forward and. 00:55:49
I'm basically going to read, but I have been in the area before it was changed to R1. When I moved in it was egg and when it was 00:55:53
R1 it was just kind of a swooping process. I know I didn't have anything to do with it, I don't remember. 00:56:03
Anyway, I'm going to read a little bit from my background and then I'm going to read a letter from the principal of Bella Romero 00:56:16
School. 00:56:21
1224 E 20th St. 00:56:32
I've lived on the corner of E 20th St. and Cherry Ave. for more than 30 years. My husband and I chose the location because I am an 00:56:37
equestrian and we both love the country environment. The choice offered the beauty of agriculture, the joy of animal husbandry, a 00:56:44
community deeply rooted in generational family farming, and a clear help thy neighbor Unspoken agreement. Our community is a 00:56:51
hidden gem in order to retain and honor the community as such. 00:56:59
Rezoning of agriculture is needed. 00:57:07
Our animals are central to our lives. 00:57:09
Government school is now part of our environment. Who we are is tremendously important to the children and their families. 00:57:13
I have two letters in support of my neighbor, Sean Elliott, towards accessing agricultural zoning. 00:57:20
One is from the Girl Scouts, the others from Ashley, Oregon, principal of both Bella schools. 00:57:26
Although Ashley is speaking directly for Sean, I believe we can extend her words to what our community offers as well. 00:57:32
She and I spoke recently about the possibilities of my neighbors and I and our animals, being part of a program for 4th graders, 00:57:41
including agriculture and specifically animal husbandry. 00:57:46
I'll complete my speaking time by reading from Ashleys letter. 00:57:53
First and foremost, I having animals near the school provides our students with a unique and educational experience. 00:58:01
Interacting with animals can be a source of wonder and joy for young minds. 00:58:08
It offers them an opportunity to learn about different species, their habits, their needs fostering a sense of curiosity and 00:58:13
respect for nature. 00:58:18
Furthermore, spending time around animals has been shown to have positive effects on children's emotional and psychological 00:58:23
well-being. 00:58:27
It can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, even enhance empathy and social skills. 00:58:32
In an era where children are often glued to screens, having access to animals encourages them to spend time outdoors and engage in 00:58:39
physical activities. 00:58:44
It promotes A healthier lifestyle and a deeper connection with the natural world. 00:58:50
In addition to the educational and emotional benefits our neighbors animals also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of our school 00:58:56
surroundings. 00:59:00
A well maintained and attractive environment can create a positive atmosphere for both students and staff. 00:59:05
It instills a sense of pride in our school and fosters a sense of community. 00:59:12
And I'll stop there, but I wanted to share that. Thank you. And I just want to thank you also. 00:59:17
I didn't catch your name, but Bella Romero has been enriched. I think to understand, Bella Romero has been enriched by those 00:59:22
programs involving animals. I just want to thank you so much for being so generous with your time and on your property. 00:59:30
Thank you. OK. Any other public comment? 00:59:39
OK, my name is Terry Meyer. I'm at 1221 E 20th St. 00:59:47
For my property and the third generation that's living this house is how animals and everything My grandmother back in the 70s 00:59:52
came in from a complaint actually at the same residence but a different person at the time. 00:59:58
And she was granted a non conforming use because this person is directly back up, back to my property. It's been something that's 01:00:04
worrisome for me because I have goats and some chickens and some horses for my my son. 01:00:11
When I called in they're not able to find this non conforming use. So for me, even going to agriculture I would still be over the 01:00:19
limit on my property. 01:00:23
So is it able? Are we able to find? 01:00:29
That not conforming used from back when she got it? Or would I have to go through the whole process of trying to get a non 01:00:32
conforming use for my property now? 01:00:35
I would advise to wait and maybe ask the director that's behind you on that particular question as we kind of saw some of these 01:00:41
things down like I said, but it's. 01:00:46
Established Before that we hold off and I would like to refer to our attorney. 01:00:52
I would like to speak, to continue talking. 01:00:56
That we have done this before as far as. 01:01:00
Continuing or giving more time before going ahead with violations, penalties and other things. So I think in this time frame it 01:01:03
might be a good idea to maybe. 01:01:09
Hold ask and I'll just refer to our attorney if there's another process maybe she should follow. Well, I just want us to be very 01:01:15
careful not to dive into individual cases at this point because again we do. The board sits in a quasi judicial. So I understand 01:01:21
that outside of having a land use case come before that and I do think working with the planning department, if you have any 01:01:27
documentation you can provide them from when she was granted the non conforming use, those kind of things, you know, I'm sure they 01:01:33
would be happy to. 01:01:39
Be able to be able to but yeah I mean my my only worry was just I guess if it's individual. 01:01:45
If we didn't find it and we stayed R1 and she was granted it in R1, I think I'll be OK until then until we find everything. But if 01:01:51
it was a blanket, you know, going to agriculture. 01:01:55
Said we're not going to dive into individual cases today. You need to work with our planning department and and and go from there. 01:02:02
Thank you. All right. Any other any other public comment? 01:02:08
OK. So no further public comment. I want to thank everybody for coming today. We we understand what the issues are we're going to 01:02:16
do. We'll do our best and our plan will do their best to to work to resolve the concerns that are out there. OK. And with that, 01:02:22
thanks everybody and we are adjourned at 9:53. 01:02:29
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Please stay and join me for the Pledge of Allegiance. 00:09:42
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:09:46
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:09:51
Morning. It's Monday, November 20th. Call over the board, County Commissioners, roll call please. 00:10:01
Scott James, Kevin Ross. 00:10:06
Payback my agreement. 00:10:10
Number one approval minutes of the number 1st 2023. 00:10:13
Removed by Commissioner Rosslyn Goodbye, Commissioner saying to approve all in favor Aye opposed motion carries #2 Who are the 00:10:21
minutes of November 6th, 2023? 00:10:26
And moved by commissioner, by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor, aye, opposed motion carries. 00:10:31
You never see the agenda. Do you have any amendments? No approval of consent agenda? 00:10:38
Mr. James said goodbye to Mr. Ross to approve the consent agenda. All in Favor Opposed Motion Carries Warrants General Awards 00:10:44
November 14th and 17th, 2023. 00:10:49
And moved by Commissioner Rossik, by Commissioner Buck to approve all in favor aye, opposed motion carries. 00:10:54
Want to be approved B 2300 One 98 Fort Lupton Annex. 00:11:04
Department of Information Technology Good morning, commissioners. Ryan Rose, Information Technology For this particular bid, we 00:11:10
did receive 2 responses. 00:11:14
Staff has reviewed those responses and recommends the award to the low bid to Zavaro, incorporated out of Denver, Co, for the 00:11:18
amount of $19,782.90. 00:11:24
This is a part of the facility budget outlined for the Southeast W Annex facility. OK Questions approved Number B 2300198. Moved 00:11:30
by Commissioner Ross. Second by Commissioner Buck to approve all in favor. Aye opposed Motion carries #2 approved bid B 2300 one 00:11:37
99 Chase Billy Really Renovation Network Department of Information Technology. Thank you Commissioner, and those information 00:11:43
technology for this bill. We did receive 2 responses. Staff has reviewed those and recommends the low bid to Zavaro incorporated 00:11:49
at Denver Co. 00:11:56
For the amount of $76,919.74. Again, this is a part of the facilities project budget for the Chase remodel. 00:12:02
OK Questions to approve 2nd and move like Mr. Box Second by Brewster James to approve all in favor aye opposed motion carries #3 00:12:12
approved Bid be 20-3 hundred 200 zero to replication licenses. Department of Information Technology. Thank you Commissioner. Ryan 00:12:19
Rose Information Technology. We have received 4 responses for this particular bid. Staff has reviewed those and recommends the 00:12:26
approval to plan LLC. 00:12:33
And out of point California for the low bid of $31,509.78. 00:12:40
This is a part of the IT capital budget for 2023 for the board and for the record 0 replication licenses are part of our Public 00:12:47
Safety, Disaster Recovery and Business continuity project for the year. 00:12:53
B 2300 two hundred by connector. James I could by Commissioner Ross. Mr. Sandy, you have a question. Thank you Mr. Chair and just 00:13:01
stop. So the replication is of her data systems, so I can be used in case. 00:13:08
I'm losing my voice again today, so the question is replication of our current. 00:13:18
I can't. Thank you either apparently occurred IT portfolio in case something is lost in an annex building or some other disaster. 00:13:26
Is that what we're doing here? I didn't understand. Yes, Commissioner, to kind of elaborate a little bit more, this is for 00:13:34
specifically our public safety systems. When I say systems, I mean data and specific servers. The main data center is here in 00:13:42
Greeley Co The replication site is in Centennial Co and we're replicating that data from one site to the other. 00:13:50
OK, very good. I'm very much looking forward to those longer microphones too. 00:13:58
OK. Any further discussion? All right. 00:14:03
Favorite Aye opposed motion carries. Thanks, Ryan. That concludes bids move on to new business #1 Considered temporary closure of 00:14:06
Congress 72 between Congress 57 and 59. 00:14:12
Good morning, commissioners. Amy Muchi public. 00:14:18
Public Works is requesting this closure to begin on November 27th and this will go through November 30th. This is to upgrade and 00:14:22
replace the drainage Covert water will be used for dust as needed for the detour well. 00:14:28
OK, questions move to prove temporary closure County Road 72 second and move like Mr. Ross second Mike, Mr. Buck to approve all in 00:14:34
favor. 00:14:38
Aye, aye. 00:14:43
Opposed #2 considered This is a point of order. I think the public is asking for us to speak into the microphone a little bit 00:14:47
better and I'll I'll certainly try that myself to make sure that they can hear us. 00:14:53
#2 Consider temporary closure of County Road 41 between County Road 70 and Three and State Highway 392. 00:14:59
Public Works is requesting this closure to begin on December 4th and go through December 15th. This is for a full redeck of a 00:15:06
bridge 4168A and again, what are we used for dust control as needed on the detour route. 00:15:14
Questions. Move to approve temporary closure. County Road 41, second. And move by Mr. Ross, Second by Mr. Buck. All in favor. Aye. 00:15:22
Opposed. Motion carries. Thank you. Can you guys hear me OK? You can't hear me. 00:15:29
OK. I'm trying to talk as well as I can. Sorry. All right. Number #3, consider 10 intergovernmental agreements for local on demand 00:15:37
transit program operation services and authorized chair to sign various entities. 00:15:44
Kevin Good morning, commissioners. Evan Pinkham with the Department of Public Works. 00:15:51
So as you're aware, we received an MRF funding through different streams from the Upper Front Range, from the restaurant range. 00:15:56
To provide on demand transit for a lot of our elderly and disabled residents and this program, we've been working with 10 00:16:04
different towns along with VIA Mobility but to provide these services. 00:16:13
These ideas go over reimbursement to the county for the different towns portion or. 00:16:22
Proportional share of the total cost of this program for the local match. 00:16:29
So you'll see in your packets 10 ideas that cover the maximum amounts from the county and the towns. We anticipate a lot of these 00:16:35
amounts to be much lower, which is great for the programming, great for the towns. We're seeing more 5311 funding than we 00:16:42
initially thought. So that's good news, but we wanted to. 00:16:49
Any other question, I'll call that what we'll call them. OK, I need to, I'll bring it back to the board. Mr. Chair, I move to 00:17:33
approve the 10 IGA agreements regarding Local on Demand transit program and Operation Services 2nd. It's been moved by 00:17:39
Commissioner Ross, seconded by Commissioner James to approve. 00:17:45
Roll call. 00:17:51
James Kevin Ross, Lori saying. 00:17:54
I'm gonna move forward, I'm gonna abstain today because I've had a lot of. 00:17:58
Really a lot of concerns about the conversations that happen around this process, including. 00:18:04
Rides that can cost up to $1000 one way. 00:18:11
Because we're using taxpayer money as well as well, county or the state or local. 00:18:16
I'm maybe asking for an investigation around this process. 00:18:20
And providing more transparency on this, my questions may be satisfied through that, but for today I'm gonna stay. Thank you. 00:18:25
Can you? 00:18:34
Have a financial interest in this. You need to vote one way or the other, Commission. 00:18:37
Thank you. Fine. Do whatever you want. 00:18:44
Payback. Yes Mike Freeman? Yes About to reflect the four out of five county commissioners voted Yes #4 Consider designation of 00:18:48
certain banks and depositors for Wall County funds. 00:18:53
Good morning, Cheryl Patelli, CFO. The investment committee met on November 13th and forwarded this resolution to the whole board 00:19:00
for approval. This resolution approves the banks where county funds can be deposited. I recommend approval today. Questions. 00:19:08
I've approved the resolution so moved by Commissioner James, second by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor aye opposed 00:19:17
motion carries #5. Consider designation of certain brokers and dealers for handling investment transactions for low county funds. 00:19:25
Morning again, Cheryl Patelli. This resolution came from the Investment Committee as well, and it allows the broker dealers to buy 00:19:32
and sell securities on the county's behalf. I recommend approval. 00:19:38
OK, questions. 00:19:44
We've approved the resolution so moved by Commissioner James said goodbye to Mr. Ross to proof Mr. saying, I've just got a comment 00:19:47
on this, I if we approve this today, we could probably be assured that the cattle industry is going to ask for the same 00:19:52
resolution. We dealt with that problem in the state legislature. 00:19:58
And almost exactly the same issue we're talking about, we're talking about where would the deal. 00:20:05
OK. So we have a comment for the next one. We have a motion in a second. All in favor, aye, opposed motion carries. All right. 00:20:11
Number six, consider indication of support of the sheep industry in rural America. 00:20:17
On the record, because I want to treat everybody equally, unnerved. And I just want to say I did talk to Congresswoman Cavale. 00:20:54
Expressed my concerns. 00:21:03
I think she's working with the Department of AG to see what we can do to get this. 00:21:05
Turned around so on that move to approve second Moved by Mr. Brooks, second by Commissioner James to approve all in favor, Aye. 00:21:12
Closed shelter, congressman. Box office got the same thing. 00:21:22
I conclude the new business, we'll move on to planning. Number one, consider hearing date for consideration of amendment and we 00:21:28
stay in Service plan for Kitling Ranch and Metropolitan District Commissioners. Karen McDougal, Deputy County Attorney. This is 00:21:34
just the resolution for the Kitely Ranch. 00:21:41
Metropolitan District Amended Service plan. It was heard by the PC on November 7th and now it needs to be set. 00:21:48
For you to hear it and I believe the proposed date. 00:21:56
Is December 6, 2023 and notice has been sent to all the interested parties. OK questions. Yes good. Just clarify this simply this 00:22:00
resolution simply sets the hearing date. Simply sets the hearing date. Move to approve the residence. I would say by Commissioner 00:22:07
James. Second by Commissioner Ross to approve all in favor Aye. Opposed motion carries #2. Consider certificate certification of 00:22:14
all county treasurer zoning violation penalties as special assessment. Jerry Gill. 00:22:20
Play. 00:22:29
Good morning, Commissioners Adria Shield with the Assistant County Attorney. 00:22:31
We are here today to address whether the board wishes to certify a certain zoning violations. 00:22:37
And as you are aware, we don't do these often. These are about a couple times a year, a quarterly we try to do these. 00:22:45
And what we're asking for today is the court has determined that these properties are in violation of the world's county code. 00:22:54
And the board is to determine whether we want to certify these penalties. 00:23:02
As of men against their property taxes. 00:23:08
The first property that we have is property owner Jay Dill, so located at 3108 O Street in Greeley. 00:23:12
This was last certified. 00:23:21
Through January 11th of 2023, violations include an unpermitted mobile home, unpermitted commercial storage, commercial vehicles 00:23:25
that are not permitted and a non commercial junkyard with direct vehicles. 00:23:32
We are asking the board to certify. 00:23:40
In the amount of $2800 for 280 days of penalties. 00:23:43
OK, Mr. Gill is representative here. 00:23:50
OK. Seeing he's not, we'll bring it back to the board. 00:23:55
Approve the resolution. Second to move by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Ross to certify penalties. All in favor aye 00:24:01
opposed motion carries #3. Consider certification of all County Treasurer Zoning violation, penalties of Special Assessment Donald 00:24:06
Harris and Christine. 00:24:11
This property is located at 20453 County Road 54 in Greeley. 00:24:18
A $20 a day daily penalty was ordered by the court in 2017. 00:24:24
The property is so in violation for a non commercial junkyard. It has been previously certified by the board. We are asking for 00:24:31
daily penalty certification in the amount of $7480. 00:24:38
OK, here's a representative. 00:24:48
Donald Harris present today. 00:24:52
See, now I'll bring it back to the board. 00:24:54
Mr. Chair, move to certify resolution second, then move like Mr. Ross second by Commissioner Buck to certify penalties. All in 00:24:58
favor Aye Opposed Motion Shared #4. Consider certification of Lowell County Treasurer of zoning violation penalties as a special 00:25:03
assessment for Consuela Hernandez. 00:25:09
Property is located at 322310 Road 19 in Fort Lupton. 00:25:17
There was a daily penalty of $20 to begin in 2021. 00:25:22
Property is still in violation. 00:25:28
For multiple cargo containers without permits. 00:25:31
And a non commercial Gen. card has been previously certified by the board and we are asking for daily penalties in the amount of 00:25:34
$7480. 00:25:39
OK, Is Consuelo Hernandez, please would you like to come forward and just please state your name and address in any company. 00:25:45
Yeah, my name is Consuelo. I'm the one who is legally on the title of that property. My dad was the one who originally handled all 00:25:57
of the stuff in regards to this lot. However, he passed away July of this year, so I am the one who's now taking over everything. 00:26:04
So I'm like unaware of anything that's been going on. I've been living in Global for the past five years and recently moved back 00:26:12
to Fort Lupton with my mom to help out with finances, so I'm pretty left in the dust. 00:26:19
My dad kind of kept me in the dark about. 00:26:28
Finances or legal stuff in regards to the law. Like I didn't know about the court dates, I didn't know about the $20 a day 00:26:32
penalty. 00:26:35
Ideally I would like to solve the law, I just don't know how I'm going to move those cargo containers just yet. But that's that's 00:26:40
the goal is to just sell that lot, get rid of the cargo containers. 00:26:46
Try to pick up all the pieces that were left behind by my dad. 00:26:54
OK, so So what do you what kind of a time frame do you think you would need to to accomplish this because. 00:26:59
To accomplish getting this property back into compliance. 00:27:07
Can you list what it wouldn't just take the cargo containers being out? Or could I potentially get permits on those cargo 00:27:12
containers? 00:27:17
Yeah, you can get permits on those cargo containers so that they can stay there. 00:27:22
And the director of planning is sitting right behind you, Mr. Parkville. He'd be able to point you in the direction on that. But 00:27:28
there's also some junk that needs cleaned up. Because if I understand the second part of the violation, as it says, is there's a 00:27:33
junkyard essentially, which means we there's debris around there that we need to get picked up too. So I'm not sure exactly what 00:27:38
that's referring to, but that is part of the the. 00:27:44
Consideration today, OK. I I would like to know what constitutes that law as a junkyard because I've been over there recently and 00:27:50
there's no trash around there. The only thing that's there is that slab of concrete. I think it's concrete that has been there for 00:27:56
some time that we're not going to do anything with. 00:28:02
Yeah, if I could hear exactly what's making it a lie or a junk out of, that'd be very helpful, 'cause we've done a lot of ones 00:28:09
trying to clean up the weeds and stuff on that property to get it. 00:28:14
More syllable. Yeah, exactly. So I think you, I'll look back to our Planning Commission, but I mean there's some things that you 00:28:20
can do as Commissioner Ross said is culminating those. There's also the ability to screw and you can have, you can have some of 00:28:26
that stuff out there as long as it's screened. In other words, as long as you've got a screening in place so that it doesn't sort 00:28:32
of it's not visible from your neighbors and county roads. So those are the couple of options that you have and I'm, I'm looking to 00:28:38
you guys to. 00:28:44
Help me out if I'm missing something here. Yes, as long as is a primary drawing on the property, they are allowed to screen the 00:28:51
non commercial junkyard. OK, so is there a primary dwelling on that property? Can you? 00:28:58
Clarify what that means exactly. The house where somebody is living? No, there's not. So then even then it wouldn't. It would it 00:29:06
just it would just need to be cleaned. It would just need to be. Everything would be need to taken off that loss. If I could, 00:29:11
let's may I suggest. 00:29:15
My my sympathies on the passing your father. Obviously you have some things to be proud of speed so may I suggest we continue this 00:29:21
for six months so she can interact with our. 00:29:25
With that said, in the child move, we would continue this matter till May 20/20/24 at 9:00 AM. 00:29:30
Tickets we're moving segment to continues on until May 20th. You said May 20th, 2024 at 9:00 AM. 00:29:37
I'm grateful for that too, by the way, Our goal is to bring people on to complete and give them time to do so, especially you're 00:29:45
making progress. 00:29:48
Opposed motion carries. Thank you. OK, #5 consider certification of volcanic treasure, zoning violation, penalties to Special 00:29:53
assessment for a ring. Kinda. And Matthew Irvin. 00:29:58
Commissioners, this property is located at 331 Dunmire St. and Frederick. 00:30:06
This has been previously certified $25. Daily penalty was ordered by the court to begin in 2020. 00:30:11
Was last certified in October of 2020. 00:30:19
Violations of property include a non commercial junkyard, direct vehicles and Arby's being used for occupancy. 00:30:24
We are asking daily penalties in the amount of $9350 BE certified. 00:30:32
OK, Is there a representative for Aaron Kian? 00:30:40
OK, so nobody will bring it back to the. 00:30:45
Mr. Chair, move to certify penalties and move by Commissioner Ross second by Commissioner Brock to certify penalties. All in 00:30:49
favor. Opposed motion carries Member states consider certification to Wall County Treasurer and zoning violation families as a 00:30:54
special Assessment for. 00:30:59
And he father who didn't, and Marina settle onic, baby. 00:31:06
But this is a property located on Good Ave. It is an unbuilt lot is in Fort Lupton. 00:31:13
There was a $25 daily penalty that began in 2019. 00:31:19
The bird has previously certified deaths violations including non commercial junkyard. 00:31:25
And persons living and occupying a camper RV was certified October of 2022. We're asking daily penalties in the amount of $9350 be 00:31:30
certified. 00:31:37
Is anybody here representing this case? 00:31:45
OK, I will bring it back to the board. Move the certified penalties. Move by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Ross to 00:31:49
certify penalties. All in favor aye. Opposed motion carries #7. Consider certification to walk County Treasurer of Zoning 00:31:55
Violation Penalties and Special Assessment for Jesus Salas at Tiffany Brown. 00:32:01
Property is located at 15979 Nancy Ave. in Fort Lepton. The board has previously certified this case, $25 Daily Penalty, was 00:32:09
ordered by the court to begin in 2021. 00:32:15
Violations include a non commercial jump card, directed vehicles and unpermitted semi trailers on the property. 00:32:22
We are asking daily penalties and amount of $9350. 00:32:29
To a representative for Jesus laws. 00:32:36
Present. 00:32:39
OK, bring it back to the board, Mr. Chair. I'd move to certify penalties. 00:32:40
Moved by Commissioner Ross, signed by Commissioner James and certified penalties. All in favor aye opposed motion carries #8 00:32:46
Consider certification of alcohol treasurer's own violation. Penalties of Special Assessment for Dave Sanger, Senior. 00:32:52
This property is located at 565 Dunlar St. and Frederick. There was a $10 a day daily penalty ordered by the court back in 2021. 00:32:59
Violations are non commercial joint card cargo containers without permit. It was previously certified in October of 2022. We're 00:33:07
asking the board to certify this in the amount of $3740. 00:33:14
OK. Is Mr. Singer a representative here? 00:33:23
OK. I'll bring it back to the. 00:33:27
Doctor Chair moved to certified films. 00:33:29
Then move by committee Ross second by Commissioner Buck to certify penalties. All in favor aye opposed motion carries #9 Consider 00:33:32
certification to all county Treasury zoning violation penalties and special assessment for Profino and Lustina Flores. 00:33:39
This property is located at 112 Grace Ave. in Milliken. There was a $25 per day daily penalty that started in August of 2021. 00:33:48
However, the property is not in compliance, so we're requesting that the board not certify any additional penalties. 00:33:58
OK is Mr. Mr. Flores. 00:34:06
OK. Bring it back to the board. Do not certify penalties. Moved by Commissioner James. Second by Commissioner Buck to not certify 00:34:10
penalties. All in favor. Aye. Opposed. Motion carries. Thank you. Thank you. That concludes planning. We'll move to public 00:34:16
comment. This is the time during our meeting when anybody from the public can come up and speak to the commissioners for up to 3 00:34:22
minutes on anything that's not on our agenda. We have 3 minutes. 00:34:28
Any public comment? 00:34:35
And please just state your name and address for the record. Good morning. My name is Bob Walter. I live at 2144 Bluebell Ave. 00:34:42
I'm I'm part of this collective. 00:34:50
People who live out in the area. 00:34:53
Roughly E 16th to E 24th Balsam def. 00:34:56
We have recently. 00:35:01
Been put in a situation by a. 00:35:03
Somewhat of a vindictive neighbor that has really gotten out of control and. 00:35:06
Really gotten our attention. We found out not too long ago that that entire area was zoned. 00:35:11
R. 00:35:17
And no one out there in that area meets the R1 standards. They just don't. They've been living out there for, you know, almost a 00:35:19
century in some cases. 00:35:23
Live in the simple Country Life and with animals, horses. You know this presentation here. 00:35:28
Was eye opening. 00:35:35
Some of that goes on in ours, not to the not to the extent of trash, but storage containers and. 00:35:37
Outbuildings and other things that don't meet the R1 zoning regulations. So we petitioned and I I emailed everybody. 00:35:43
A copy of what we put together. We would like you to change that area into AG zoning and let people live there like they have 00:35:52
lived there for centuries. 00:35:56
Umm. 00:36:02
In that type of lifestyle, because nobody can meet the R ones only. 00:36:03
And what what has happened is, you know the complaint because well, counties, we understand is a complaint driven. 00:36:09
When this person goes around and complaints after one after another, after another after another, you know I've made it abundantly 00:36:15
clear that the county is not the enemy here. 00:36:19
Code enforcement has to come out. They have to do their job when they're notified and then and they, you know, they have to bring 00:36:24
us up to compliance. 00:36:28
It's costing people a lot of money. Some people are having being told they have to get rid of animals, store units, just a 00:36:33
plethora of things. 00:36:38
And. 00:36:43
What we really want is just to be left alone what we have been right? 00:36:45
'Cause we've been living in that area, you all know what it is. You've lived here forever, you guys. It's a country lifestyle. 00:36:49
It's not an R1 lifestyle. 00:36:53
Were surrounded on three sides by. 00:36:58
And we would just like that to be part of the AG. The other thing that we would like is for you to reconsider and I've already 00:37:00
talked to Director. 00:37:05
Of planning about this. We got to change something when it comes to anonymous reporting. 00:37:10
Anonymous unlimited reporting, because what's happening is this person has weaponized the department within the county. 00:37:16
Using taxpayer dollars to come after. 00:37:25
The reins in compliance when we can't meet compliance, not the way we sit today. 00:37:28
Commissioner James, thank you. Mr. Walter. I appreciate your your testimony. I have had a couple of conversations with Director 00:37:34
Parker now about your situation. I agree with you. I don't think that we are complaint driven county. It's not in the county's 00:37:40
mindset. It's not certainly in the mindset of any of the five county commissioners to have zoning cops that are out there 00:37:47
patrolling looking for violations This, this and the highway role. 00:37:53
But as you have appropriately noticed we do, we are complaint driven and then it is prudent to go out and do this. I agree with 00:38:00
you that the complaint process should not be anonymous and we have, I have asked Director Parker to take a look at the the way 00:38:07
that we handle complaints and that I think there should be a name attached when some because there are times as you saw that there 00:38:15
are valid complaints but when someone weaponizes a processor, I agree with you that's that's wrong. 00:38:22
My second comment is and and certainly everybody that's here today is welcome to speak that's that's certainly their right. But 00:38:30
maybe we can address this by saying this to the Board as well. And the fact that there is a way to consider the board, County 00:38:35
commissioners can consider a rezoning application out there. Tom is putting together the thought on that and we'll actually bring 00:38:41
that to the board in the work session and the relative near future because. 00:38:46
I did have my own discussions with. 00:39:24
Taking somebody's rights away that appreciates where they're already at in that residential zoning. So yeah, I can appreciate 00:39:59
that. Just for note, first of all, is there any way any of us can be part of the work session? 00:40:05
A residential taxation rate to the Ag taxation rate, which is substantially higher. 00:40:47
Some of that neighborhood, that area that have actually changed, their residents have changed their zoning, have come in and had 00:41:25
done that zone change to go from residential to act. So it's certainly doable, but it needs to be done on an individual property 00:41:31
basis, OK. And just just so you know, for the record, I have. 00:41:36
To date, we've obtained 104 signatures of property owners in that area that I described who are all in favor of this going back to 00:41:43
Agra. That carries any merit or not, I don't know, but it's a substantial number of people. 00:41:51
And and the reasoning is is just they just want to be left alone. Completely understand the reason and I'm with Commissioner 00:42:00
James, I agree with you. 00:42:04
So I just want to make some comments too and just have also an agreement with doing away with the anonymous reporting since there 00:42:10
was a preponderance of evidence and there's one individual. It was eerie how close it was to the actual complaint that was 00:42:15
delivered. 00:42:20
From and also the timeline of retaliation and that's not that shouldn't be. 00:42:25
Our function of government is to be used as a for retaliation against others and it puts a lot of stress on our staff as well. So 00:42:32
but with that too just to also increase our customer service. 00:42:39
You told me and also our secretary, that we need a better process for incoming calls as well. You'd ask for district Rep 3 reps 00:42:47
several times was routed to somebody else who did not get that message to me over the course of weeks. We finally connected 00:42:54
through a mutual friend. So then we had that conversation. And I've also noticed on that map too, that. 00:43:02
There's been several patchwork. I guess it's not patchwork. 00:43:10
And I really appreciate you coming forward I and more than I can tell you well if I may finish with one other comment I think in 00:43:48
light of what you all have said and and and are concerned. 00:43:54
If ever there was a time to turn back the clock, it would be now. There's a lot of open complaints out there. 00:44:00
That I think need. 00:44:06
Put on hold until we can find resolution with this. 00:44:08
Because people are spending a lot of money. There's people out here who spent 10,000 dollars, $20,000 trying to bring their 00:44:12
properties up to to. 00:44:16
And if ever there was a time just to say. 00:44:20
All these open complaints are. 00:44:26
On hold until we can figure this out. 00:44:28
I appreciate that. 00:44:31
Thank you for your time. Thank you, Bob. 00:44:33
Any other public. 00:44:36
Hello there. My name is Tracy Myers and I live at 1201 E 20th St. and we have a little pretty much a acre and 1/2 when I purchased 00:44:43
this. 00:44:50
With my late husband in 2011, we were told that it may be going to a zoning of residential. 00:44:58
But what is going around in our neighborhood and what we're being told is that we're going to have to get rid of the animals. 00:45:07
When we purchased the property, we were told that if it got as far as zoning to residential, you'd have animal units. 00:45:13
And we were told we had three animal units. So we have two donkeys, 3 ducks and a few chickens and that is it. Our property is 00:45:22
well kept it. 00:45:28
Manicured very well and I think a lot of the people here are just saying we don't want to lose our animals too, regardless of 00:45:34
zoning. 00:45:38
We've got to find a way to do this correctly, like if you want to zone it, if we can't get that zone back to AG. 00:45:43
As long as we have animal units per property for the amount of acreage that there is, we have one neighbor who has like 12 acres 00:45:54
and he's got like three or four horses. That's not too much. We have somebody who has two acres, you know they have. 00:46:00
Couple horses. We have two donkeys. Like I said, I've had them 22 years. 00:46:08
As you and I. 00:46:49
Tomorrow it'll be tomorrow will be 61 years. 00:46:53
So OK, but I know my cute kids did four age together, so I get it. I probably most all the properties out there are well 00:46:58
maintained. They look nice when you go down the road. We all are kind of a close knit community. This is what I can tell you. I'm 00:47:05
looking at Tom as I say this. I think that he can make the process. 00:47:12
As painless as possible to change each individual property that wants change from R1 to egg, we can make that happen, right? Tom 00:47:19
can give him a thumbs up, thumbs up. So we will So work with work with Tom Farco and our planning department and and we'll make it 00:47:27
as easy as possible to get these things changed to the zone that you guys are asking for. It can be done. We love our animals like 00:47:34
we do our kids. Hopefully. 00:47:42
If we change it to we won't have to grandfather and your grandfather donkeys. 00:47:51
OK, thanks. I'm Colleen Smith and I live at 1120 E, 1115 E 20th St. and we're moving from Fort Collins because we like the like 00:48:04
the extra space and stuff. And we had no idea that we couldn't, you know, like we've got a shipping container and we had no idea 00:48:13
that we couldn't have a shipping container because we figured we've got almost 2 acres and that, you know, it's just added space. 00:48:22
Anyway. 00:48:33
Also, we were told, well I didn't. I did an application for rezoning and they said that it would be anywhere between 3:00 to $5000 00:48:35
to get it rezoned and chances of me getting an approval would be pretty slim. 00:48:43
Because they really wouldn't rezone it. And I'm just wondering, I mean, that's an awful lot of money to try to get it rezone. 00:48:51
You know, and if we had to get rid of our shipping containers, that would be an awful lot of money too. So. 00:48:59
Legislative rezoning. So when I get a kind of a handle on exactly how many properties we're dealing with right now, it's probably 00:49:44
well over 100. I can come back in a work session with the Board of County Commissioners with costs involved in that process. So 00:49:51
the one thing, the one thing I want to be careful of here, and I said that before, is. 00:49:58
I'm not willing to support just drawing a square around an entire area and changing it because because of the fact that there 00:50:06
could be several property owners. I would, I would be shocked if 100% want this change. So and even if it's even if it's only one 00:50:13
or two or three don't that's that's why I'm not. I don't think I'm going to be supportive of a legislative change. I think it 00:50:20
needs to be a change of zone on a property by property basis. Let me ask this question. I couldn't Mike. 00:50:26
If we set up some sort of internal process. 00:50:35
And and I would agree with Commissioner Freeman, the fact that not everybody wants to roll back to to to egg, but if we can for an 00:50:38
open windowed time, if you can identify those lots that we should change. 00:50:44
So I don't, I still don't think it would be a legislative change. I mean you may be able to lump a number of different properties 00:51:18
together into one all asking for the same thing versus having an individual hearing on each one. But it's still, it's still a 00:51:24
quasi judicial process to change from to make a zone change. So we've still got to do that on a little bit. Am I correct Green 00:51:30
that that is correct. The County Attorney's office just doing kind of an initial review of this would recommend it be an 00:51:36
individual process and the fact that. 00:51:42
You you are act, it's a land use and you are acting in a quasi judicial role and so we want to be very careful not to violate that 00:51:48
role or violate anyones rights or inadvertently have a taking. And so while I understand the want to assist everyone and to 00:51:56
standardize the process and to streamline the legislative idea is from a liability point of view is concerning. All right Mr. 00:52:03
Sheriff, I would just offer. 00:52:11
Real quick too, because there has been so much groundwork. 00:52:19
Done by Bob and then most of whom I think are here today just based on the folks in the room. 00:52:22
You can identify on the map where it's obviously contiguous that it's 100% agreement. 00:52:31
So I would agree we do have a process that we can do a legislatively if all the company owns agree. We've already done this twice. 00:52:39
Well, I've been sitting on this board. So, yeah, legislatively done zone changes. OK. So maybe it was men in Australia. So I'll 00:52:49
walk that back that there's a way we can do this as a better customer service product. 00:52:55
Rather than having each individual property overcome them and say I want to change my zoning from, for that example as a state 00:53:01
back to agricultural zoning, we got everybody sign, everyone included in the neighborhood. I think you'll find that same 00:53:08
contiguous lines if you were to look. And it's ironic that some of these neighbors literally surround another property owner that 00:53:14
just recently disowned to add. 00:53:21
So. 00:53:29
I don't. I don't 100% disagree with you, Commissioner. The one thing that I would say is, though it's still a quasi judicial 00:53:31
process now, we could do that as a zone change. 00:53:35
In in a deal where it's not one of the time come up and ask for the zone change, right, we could put that, we could lump those 00:53:42
together, but it's still got to be in a quasi judicial role, not an not an executive to change. 00:53:47
The County Attorney is sitting there on their head with what I'm saying. 00:53:55
Well, let me ask the planning director to throw in my memory, institutional memory. We've done this before in certain 00:53:59
neighborhoods. What was the process we used? 00:54:03
The county has done legislative zoning changes in the 1960s and in the early 1980s, large swaths of of property, maybe not out in 00:54:08
East 16th St. Greeley, but in various other parts of the county. You look at our 1982 zoning maps, they were done legislatively. 00:54:16
So there is a process in the code, but I would like an opportunity to sit down with the county attorney's office. 00:54:24
Put a pause on that until we go through this and you identify what our processes are and and how we can look to resolve this 00:55:02
before we continue to. 00:55:07
I guess use a lot of staff time on this and cause a lot of heartbreak for something that maybe is going to get resolved for some 00:55:12
of these individuals. 00:55:18
I think that would be appropriate. I think we would direct you to do that. To be fair, I've asked for that and we've done that in 00:55:24
the past and those other two instances as well. So I appreciate that as being the philosopher department. 00:55:29
To put those on hold while we sort this out, just as we did for framing ranch at from the States and the others as well. OK, any 00:55:35
other further comments? Did you have something else? OK. 00:55:42
Where we need to be. So if you've got an additional comment, please come forward and. 00:55:49
I'm basically going to read, but I have been in the area before it was changed to R1. When I moved in it was egg and when it was 00:55:53
R1 it was just kind of a swooping process. I know I didn't have anything to do with it, I don't remember. 00:56:03
Anyway, I'm going to read a little bit from my background and then I'm going to read a letter from the principal of Bella Romero 00:56:16
School. 00:56:21
1224 E 20th St. 00:56:32
I've lived on the corner of E 20th St. and Cherry Ave. for more than 30 years. My husband and I chose the location because I am an 00:56:37
equestrian and we both love the country environment. The choice offered the beauty of agriculture, the joy of animal husbandry, a 00:56:44
community deeply rooted in generational family farming, and a clear help thy neighbor Unspoken agreement. Our community is a 00:56:51
hidden gem in order to retain and honor the community as such. 00:56:59
Rezoning of agriculture is needed. 00:57:07
Our animals are central to our lives. 00:57:09
Government school is now part of our environment. Who we are is tremendously important to the children and their families. 00:57:13
I have two letters in support of my neighbor, Sean Elliott, towards accessing agricultural zoning. 00:57:20
One is from the Girl Scouts, the others from Ashley, Oregon, principal of both Bella schools. 00:57:26
Although Ashley is speaking directly for Sean, I believe we can extend her words to what our community offers as well. 00:57:32
She and I spoke recently about the possibilities of my neighbors and I and our animals, being part of a program for 4th graders, 00:57:41
including agriculture and specifically animal husbandry. 00:57:46
I'll complete my speaking time by reading from Ashleys letter. 00:57:53
First and foremost, I having animals near the school provides our students with a unique and educational experience. 00:58:01
Interacting with animals can be a source of wonder and joy for young minds. 00:58:08
It offers them an opportunity to learn about different species, their habits, their needs fostering a sense of curiosity and 00:58:13
respect for nature. 00:58:18
Furthermore, spending time around animals has been shown to have positive effects on children's emotional and psychological 00:58:23
well-being. 00:58:27
It can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, even enhance empathy and social skills. 00:58:32
In an era where children are often glued to screens, having access to animals encourages them to spend time outdoors and engage in 00:58:39
physical activities. 00:58:44
It promotes A healthier lifestyle and a deeper connection with the natural world. 00:58:50
In addition to the educational and emotional benefits our neighbors animals also contribute to the aesthetic appeal of our school 00:58:56
surroundings. 00:59:00
A well maintained and attractive environment can create a positive atmosphere for both students and staff. 00:59:05
It instills a sense of pride in our school and fosters a sense of community. 00:59:12
And I'll stop there, but I wanted to share that. Thank you. And I just want to thank you also. 00:59:17
I didn't catch your name, but Bella Romero has been enriched. I think to understand, Bella Romero has been enriched by those 00:59:22
programs involving animals. I just want to thank you so much for being so generous with your time and on your property. 00:59:30
Thank you. OK. Any other public comment? 00:59:39
OK, my name is Terry Meyer. I'm at 1221 E 20th St. 00:59:47
For my property and the third generation that's living this house is how animals and everything My grandmother back in the 70s 00:59:52
came in from a complaint actually at the same residence but a different person at the time. 00:59:58
And she was granted a non conforming use because this person is directly back up, back to my property. It's been something that's 01:00:04
worrisome for me because I have goats and some chickens and some horses for my my son. 01:00:11
When I called in they're not able to find this non conforming use. So for me, even going to agriculture I would still be over the 01:00:19
limit on my property. 01:00:23
So is it able? Are we able to find? 01:00:29
That not conforming used from back when she got it? Or would I have to go through the whole process of trying to get a non 01:00:32
conforming use for my property now? 01:00:35
I would advise to wait and maybe ask the director that's behind you on that particular question as we kind of saw some of these 01:00:41
things down like I said, but it's. 01:00:46
Established Before that we hold off and I would like to refer to our attorney. 01:00:52
I would like to speak, to continue talking. 01:00:56
That we have done this before as far as. 01:01:00
Continuing or giving more time before going ahead with violations, penalties and other things. So I think in this time frame it 01:01:03
might be a good idea to maybe. 01:01:09
Hold ask and I'll just refer to our attorney if there's another process maybe she should follow. Well, I just want us to be very 01:01:15
careful not to dive into individual cases at this point because again we do. The board sits in a quasi judicial. So I understand 01:01:21
that outside of having a land use case come before that and I do think working with the planning department, if you have any 01:01:27
documentation you can provide them from when she was granted the non conforming use, those kind of things, you know, I'm sure they 01:01:33
would be happy to. 01:01:39
Be able to be able to but yeah I mean my my only worry was just I guess if it's individual. 01:01:45
If we didn't find it and we stayed R1 and she was granted it in R1, I think I'll be OK until then until we find everything. But if 01:01:51
it was a blanket, you know, going to agriculture. 01:01:55
Said we're not going to dive into individual cases today. You need to work with our planning department and and and go from there. 01:02:02
Thank you. All right. Any other any other public comment? 01:02:08
OK. So no further public comment. I want to thank everybody for coming today. We we understand what the issues are we're going to 01:02:16
do. We'll do our best and our plan will do their best to to work to resolve the concerns that are out there. OK. And with that, 01:02:22
thanks everybody and we are adjourned at 9:53. 01:02:29
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