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ARCHULETA COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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CALL TO ORDER THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF FEBRUARY 16, 2021 AT 1:30 P.M.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

DISCLOSURES AND/OR CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

APPROVAL OR ADJUSTMENTS TO AGENDA

* Executive Session - Specific Agenda Topic
 

PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR*

This is an opportunity during the session for the public to address the Commissioner. Please step up to the podium, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD and keep your comments to 3 minutes (the Board is not required to discuss your comment or make a decision regarding your comment, under this section).
 

ABATEMENT HEARING

A.

Petition for Abatement or Refund of Taxes

Account # R018360, Owner EPR Holdings LLC, Address 323 Hot Springs Blvd, Abatement in the amount of $2,893.56. 
I am before you because this Abatement amount exceeds the $2500 limit authorized for me to sign off on. In 2019 EPR Holdings and myself signed to a stipulation agreement that set the value for this parcel for 2019 and 2020 at $10,776,490. In November of 2019 EPR Holdings pulled a building permit with the Town of Pagosa Springs and 481 sq ft of covered open porch was converted to base (it was enclosed and basically became heated area similar to the rest of the interior of the hotel. That change resulted in a value increase of $152,650, soley based on that change. However, it does not appear that the construction was totally complete by Jan. 1 2020 and we were denied access to this project and at least one other for inspections so we just put it as complete. Technically we don't have to abate this as per the stipulation, if the property characteristics are changed, the stipulated value may change. It does not appear that there were any additional rooms available for rent and that the improvement may not necessarily increase the revenue stream of the business. On commercial properties, all 3 approaches to appraisal are used, market, income, cost  (vs the 1 for residential, market, as required by statute), so for 2020 there is no evidence for or against that the improvement would have increased the value. I am asking for your approval to abate the $2,893.56 for this parcel.
Presentor
Natalie Woodruff
Presentor's Title
Assessor
 

LIQUOR BOARD

A.

Consideration and Approval of a Lodging & Entertainment Liquor License for A Body of Art Gallery LLC dba ABOA Gallery & Lounge

This is an application for a Lodging & Entertainment Liquor License for A Body of Art Gallery LLC dba ABOA Gallery & Lounge located at 333 Bastille Drive, Building B, Units 1, 2 and 3 in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  The applicant previously applied and was approved for a Beer & Wine Liquor License, however, they'd now like to offer full bar service.  This new application is complete and the proper fees have been paid.  The Sheriff's Office and the County Building Department have completed their inspections and found no issues.  The financial impact to the county is the fees paid per the county fee schedule and staff recommends approval of this license application.  
Presentor
Mary Helminski
Presentor's Title
Paralegal/Executive Assistant
 

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

PAYABLE WARRANTS AND PURCHASE CARDS

 

February 3, 2021 - February 16, 2021

B.

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting Minutes 02/02/2021

Draft of the Regular Meeting Minutes from February 2, 2021 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 02-02-2020R.pdf
C.

Ratification of the Chairman's Signature on a Request for Extension of Time to Distribute Award Funding from the Small Business Relief Program

Archuleta County was allocated $267,408 in grant funding from the Small Business Relief Program. The Dept. of Local Affairs was accepting formal requests to extend the deadline date to distribute the awards granted to eligible small businesses until April 1, 2021 to allow the county to accept and process applications. Chairman Schaaf signed this request and DOLA granted it on February 4, 2021.
 

NEW BUSINESS

A.

Consideration and Approval of Grant Award Letter for Airport Crack Seal Project

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Aeronautical Board, Division of Aeronautics has awarded Archuleta County a grant of $40,218 for airfield pavement maintenance.  The grant requires a local match by the county in the amount of $4,469.00.
Presentor
Chris Torres
Presentor's Title
Airport Manager
B.

Consideration and Approval of Proposal from Echo IT Consulting LLC for County IT Services

After years of fantastic service with Mitchell & Company, the county decided to reevaluate its contract for high-tier IT support and opened it up to other companies.  A Request for Proposals was advertised and 4 proposals were received:  Mitchell & Company, SogtHQ, iTOD and Echo Consulting.  All things tech being equal, here was the difference:

Mitchell & Company:
  • Long standing impeccable relationship
  • Understands the county's needs
  • Knows our infrastructure completely (they helped design it)
  • Annual cost = $16,626
Echo Consulting:
  • Local company
  • Comes highly recommended by local entities we trust and work with on a daily basis
  • Already an integral part of the county's fiber and network structure
  • Annual cost = $7,416
Continuing with Mitchell & Company was tempting due to the years of working together, but seeing that a local company that could also do everything that was needed, with the benefit of being economically more reasonable, the IT Department recommends that the BoCC award the contract to Echo Consulting.

Presentor
Gabriel Cersonsky
Presentor's Title
IT Director
C.

Consideration and Approval of a Grant Application to DOLA

Consideration of a Grant Application to DOLA, to cover part of the cost associated with finishing a third courtroom and a commons room.  Those two rooms were recently added to the scope of work of the Court Facility construction project, but there are currently only enough funds to "shell out" the rooms, not enough to finish them completely. 
Presentor
Larry Walton
Presentor's Title
Finance Advisor
D.

Consideration of Resolution 2021-____ Approving the Archuleta County Fee Schedule

Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-11-108, the Board of County Commissioners are charged with establishing fees charged for county services.  As has been the practice in the past, any suggested amendments or additions to the fee schedule are highlighted to ensure transparency in how the county represents changing fees.
Presentor
Scott Wall
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4): The Board reserves the right to meet in executive session for any purposes allowed and announced prior to voting to enter into executive session.
 
 

PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

This is an opportunity during the session for the public to address the Commissioners on a subject not covered on the agenda. Please step up to the podium, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD and keep your comments to 3 minutes (the Board is not required to discuss your comment or make a decision regarding your comment, under this section).
 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

 

ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR BOCC MEETING

All meetings to be held in the Archuleta County Administration Offices
398 Lewis Street, unless otherwise stated.

All Regular and Special BoCC Meetings are recorded.