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ARCHULETA COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

CALL TO ORDER THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MARCH 6, 2018 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.

Abatement Hearing

Crown S Ranch LLC Parcel # 6147-084-00-011 Abatement in the amount of $6,432.32.

Petitioner, Betty Shahan, submitted an Abatement Request. In January of 2015, Quit Claim deeds were executed conveying the property from the Betty Shahan Living Trust to Crown S Ranch LLC, P O Box 163 Hillsdale, Wyoming. We sent the usual Ag Sale letter to the new address. We got no response. 2016 would have been the year of no ag activity, so in 2017 the property was removed from ag classification. NOVs were sent and there was no protest. Betty called on February 16th wondering why her tax bill was so high. I told her that we had sent the NOV to Crown S Ranch in Wyoming, and that I was unaware that Crown S and Betty, were one and the same. Apparently the address belongs to her children and it was not supposed to be changed. The children apparently didn't know or pay attention to ag sale letter or the NOV, but did make sure they forwarded the tax bill to Betty. Reclassifying the property back to ag as Betty has and continues in her tradition of running a cattle ranch.
Presentor
Natalie Woodruff
Presentor's Title
Assessor
B.

Abatement Hearing

Parelli Pagosa Properties LLLP Parcel # 5699-164-04-002 Abatement in the amount of $3,381.24.

A portion of the Parelli Pagosa Properties LLC has been leased to Pagosa Peak Open School, a charter school accountable to the Archuleta School District 50 JT, and as such, the square footage leased to the charter school should be considered as school district property and be exempt. The lease began March 1, 2017.  Between March 1 and August 31, there was a specific amount of square footage leased. Between September 1 and December 31, there was additional square footage leased. The total exempt  portion is 6 mos at the initial square footage leased and 4 mos at the total square footage leased. 2018 will take care of itself, since the square footage (although it was again increased as of Jan. 1) will be the same for the entire year.
 
C.

Abatement Hearing

American Christian College Inc dba Summit Ministries C/O Jeff Wood. Parcel # 5887-131-00-040, 2016 Refund of Taxes in the amount of $641.16. 2017 Abatement of taxes in the amount of $22,504.28.

This property was purchased in December of 2016. The property owner turned their application for exempt status on August 23, 2017. We forwarded said application to the Division of Property Taxation on August 25, 2017. The exempt status was granted by the Division of Property Taxation on Feb 3, 2018 and we received the notice February 22, 2018. I have already stated my displeasure with the length of time this process has taken, with the property owner starting our not filing until 8 months after they purchased the property, to the Property Tax Administrator.  Due to the large $ amount of abatement ($641.16 for 2016 and $22,504.28 for 2017), This will need to go to the Property Tax Administrator for review of the request and approval.
Presentor
Natalie Woodruff
Presentor's Title
Assessor
 

LAND USE REGULATION HEARING

A.

Public Hearing of Barber Request for Twincreek Village Amendment 2018-01 final plat, a re-plat of Lot 458X, Twincreek Village Amendment No. 3

Ralph Barber of Pagosa Springs has applied for the Twincreek Village Amendment 2018-01 final plat, a re-plat of Lot 458X, Twincreek Village Amendment No. 3 subdivision, resulting in Lots 457Z, 458XZ, & 459Z at 504 Twincreek Cir., Pagosa Springs, CO (PLN18-007). The proposal will return the lots to the original configuration on the Twincreek Village plat. The property is zoned Planned Unit Development (PUD). At their meeting on 2/14/2018, the Planning Commission recommended approval (2-0).
Presentor
John Shepard, AICP
Presentor's Title
Planning Manager
 

LIQUOR BOARD

A.

Special Event Permit for Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Inc.

This is an application for a Special Event Permit for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Inc. of Pagosa Springs, to sell malt, vinous, spirituous liquor at PLPOA Clubhouse for a fundraiser on March 17, 2018. The Sheriff has been notified of this event. The proper fees were collected and the premises was posted for the required ten (10) days prior to today's hearing.
Presentor
Flora Goheen
Presentor's Title
Administrative Assisstant
B.

Consideration and Approval of a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License New Application for Lone Star Connection, LLC DBA High Country Lodge

This is a new application of a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License for Lone Star Connection, LLC DBA High Country Lodge located at 3821 E. Hwy 160 Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This application has been reviewed and applicants have submitted fingerprints to CBI. The application is complete and the proper fees have been collected. The Sheriff's Office has completed their background check and the Building Department has inspected the premises and has been posted for the required ten (10) days prior to today's hearing.  
Presentor
Flora Goheen
Presentor's Title
Administrative Assistant
C.

Consideration and Approval of a Temporary Liquor permit for Lone Star Connection, LLC DBA High Country Lodge

This is a request for a ninety (90) day temporary liquor permit for a Hotel and Restaurant for Lone Star Connection, LLC. DBA High Country Lodge located at 3821 E. Hwy 160 Pagosa Springs, Colorado. The application is complete and the proper fees have been submitted. The Building Department has inspected the premises and the Sheriff's Office has completed their background check. Fingerprints were submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations for the purpose of conducting fingerprints-based criminal history records check.
Presentor
Flora Goheen
Presentor's Title
Administrative Assistant
 

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

PAYROLL, PAYABLE WARRANTS AND PURCHASE CARDS

B.

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting Miniutes of 02-20-2018

Draft of Regular Meeting Minutes for 02/20/2018 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 02-20-18R.pdf
C.

2018 Cooperative Law Enforcement Annual Operating & Financial Plan

This is the Annual Cooperative Law Enforcement Operating & Financial Plan between the Archuleta county Sheriff's Department and the USDA, Forest Service San Juan National Forest.
D.

Consideration and Approval of a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License Renewal for Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant of Pagosa Springs, Inc DBA Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant

This is a renewal of a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License for Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant of Pagosa Springs, Inc. DBA Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant located at 301 N. Pagosa Blvd. Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This renewal includes no changes. The application is complete and the proper fees have been submitted. The Sheriff's Office has completed their background check and the Building Department has inspected the premises for changes.  


Responsible Staff: Flora Goheen, Administrative Assistant 

 
E.

Consideration and Approval of a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License Renewal for Ho's Shanghai Corp DBA Shang Hai Restaurant

This is a renewal for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License for Ho's Shanghai Corp DBA Shang Hai Restaurant located at 20 Village Drive Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This renewal includes no changes. The application is complete and the proper fees have been submitted. The Sheriff's Office has completed their background check and the Building Department has inspected the premises for changes.



Responsible Staff: Flora Goheen, Administrative Assistant
F.

Consideration of Resolution 2018 - _______ to Consolidate 2 lots into 1 Twincreek Village owned by Joseph B. Merola and Leona S. Merola

This request is to consider the Resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 773X2 and 775 Twincreek Village, to become Lot 773X2X owned Joseph B. Merola and Leona S. Merola 
 

NEW BUSINESS

A.

Consideration of Recreation Funding Request for Dust2

Provided for your consideration is a request from Dust2 for funding of $20,000 for Phase II of the Urban Single Track Trail Project.  This project consists of connector trail and new trails with improvements on Reservoir Hill.
You first saw this request at your September 18, 2017 meeting.  At that time, the request was for the same amount, and intended to be used as a match for a Colorado Parks and Wildlife Non-motorized Trail Grant.  As evidenced by the attached memo from Dust2 the group was unsuccessful in that effort, and therefore no funds from Archuleta County were advanced.  The memo goes on to state that the present project scope and budget have been modified.
The sole source of funds available for this request is the Conservation Trust Fund.  That fund has a very healthy fund balance.
Attached are the minutes from the September meeting along with the motion and action of the Board of County Commissioners.
Presentor
Bentley Henderson
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
B.

Consideration of a Contract with Weaver Consultants Group 2018 Engineering Services

Award of contract to Weaver Consultants Group for Engineering services for the landfill.
Presentor
Susan Goebel-Canning
Presentor's Title
Public Works Director
C.

Sale of Rock Ridge Mobile Home Park

This is notice to the Board of County Commissioners of the sale of Rock Ridge Mobile Home Park. In accordance with Colorado Revised Statues Section 38-12-217, this letter constitutes Seller's written notice to Archuleta county of the sale of the Mobile Home Park from Seller to Mothership PropCo GSE CO, LLC ("Buyer") pursuant to that certain Manufactured Home Community Purchase Contract dated September 12, 2017, as amended.

No Action by the Board of County Commissioners needed.
Presentor
Bentley Henderson
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
 

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).
 

MEDIA QUESTIONS

 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant 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.
 
A.

Executive Session

Pursuant C.R.S. Section  24-6-402(4)(b) for purposes of the Board to receive legal advice regarding Facilities Issues.
 

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.