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ARCHULETA COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

 

CALL TO ORDER THE REGULAR BOCC MEETING OF MARCH 7, 2017 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).
 

REPORTS

A.

Fourth Quarter 2016 Finance Report

The presentation of the fourth quarter 2016 financial report.
Presentor
Larry Walton
Presentor's Title
Finance Director
 

ABATEMENT HEARING

A.

Abatement Hearing

Petition for Abatement or Refund of Taxes for Parcel # 5893-152-04-010, Account # R015327, address of 351 Gun Barrell Rd, Pagosa Springs, CO,  owned by Jessica E. Wilson & James E. Wilson III
This Petition was denied by Assessor Natalie Woodruff and therefor requires a hearing where the petitioner may present their case to the BOCC. 

The subject property was purchased by the petitioners on 12/18/2015 for $20,000. This sale is outside the time frame used for the 2015 reappraisal. The 2015-2016 value for the property is $44,790. The petitioner requested a value of $12,990. Although there were no sales in this landcode (Aspen Springs 6, over 10 acres) in the data gathering period for the 2015 reappraisal, other sales in Aspen Springs 6 evidenced an increase from $300 per acre to $1500 per acre, but that change is not significant enough to indicate that an increase or a reduction in value for the subject property landcode was warranted. The value stayed the same as it had been for the 2013 reappraisal. The petitioner stated that the property is overvalued as a result of the 13.91 acre size and that considering only 1 acre was habitable, that the value should be decreased. The landcode itself (as described earlier Aspen Springs 6 over 10 acres) takes into account the size. In reviewing the topographical map there are 14 parcels in this same landcode. Of the 14, 3 have topography with less degree of slope, 8 are approximately the same as the subject, and 3 have steeper terrain. That doesn't not leave any room for a terrain adjustment. The petitioner did not supply any comparable sales or any other information in the petition. I respectfully request that the Board uphold  the Assessor's 2016 value of $42,790 due to there being only about an acre of 13.91 acres.
Presentor
Natalie Woodruff
Presentor's Title
Archuleta County Assessor
 

LIQUOR BOARD

A.

Special Events Permit for Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pagosa Springs, CO

This is an application for a Special Events Permit for Our Savior Lutheran Church of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquor for a fundraiser on March 17, 2017 located at 56 Meadows Drive. 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 Assistant
B.

Special Events Permit for The Humane Society of Pagosa Springs

This is an application for the Humane Society of Pagosa Springs, Inc., to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquor at the PLPOA clubhouse located at 230 Port Avenue, for a fundraiser on March 18, 2017. 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 Assistant
 

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

PAYROLL, PAYABLE WARRANTS AND PURCHASE CARDS

 

February 22, 2017 - March 7, 2017

B.

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting Minutes of 02-21-17

Draft of the Regular Meeting Minutes for Feb. 21, 2017 for approval.
Presentor
consent
Presentor's Title
consent
Documents:
  1. 02-21-17R.pdf
C.

Consideration of Approval of the Archuleta County Airport Ground Lease Agreement for Hangar 510B

Approval of the Archuleta County Airport Ground Lease Agreement for Hangar 510B
for Eleanor Ann Bolick, Personal Representative for the Estate of James Peter Carey.


Responsible Staff:  Kate Alfred, Airport Manager
Documents:
  1. 20170301165913.pdf
D.

Ratify the Chairman Signature on the Nomination Form for the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Committee

This is ratifying the Chairman's signature reappointing Joanne Spina as the SW Colorado County Representative for the Local Government Limited Gaming Impact Committee.
E.

Renewal of a Liquor Store Liquor Licesne for Piedra Peak General Store, LLC DBA Piedra Peak General Store

This is a renewal of a Liquor Store Liquor Licesne for Piedra Peak General Store located at 53 County Rd. 982 Arboles, Colorado. This renewal includes no changes. The application is complete and the proper fees have been submitted. The Sheriff's Office completed their background check and the Building Department has inspected the premises for changes.    

Responsible Staff: Flora Goheen, Administrative Assistant              
F.

Approve Extension for One Year On-Call Civil Engineering During 2017

BOCC approve the extension of one year for the following firms to provide Professional Services for On-Call Civil Engineering during 2017.

                              Bohannan Houston
                              Davis Engineering
                              Short Elliott and Henderson
                              GOFF Engineering
                              RG & Associates

These Engineering Firms were approved for 2016 and we need an extension for 2017.  We will do another RFQ for a list of Engineering Firms for 2018-2020.

It should be noted that the On-Call list does not obligate the County to any financial commitment.

Recommended Action:  Recommend the extension of one year for each of the On-Call Civil Engineering firms selected for 2016.
Presentor
Susan Goebel-Canning
Presentor's Title
Public Works Director
 

NEW BUSINESS

A.

Consideration of Resolution 2017 - ____ Appointing Three Tourism Board Seats

This is a Resolution to appoint Lauri Heraty to the Board of Realtors Seat, Criselda Montoya to the Lodging Seat, and Madeline Bergon to the at Large seat as a member of the Pagosa Springs Area Tourism Board for a two (2) year term for each position
Presentor
Bentley Henderson
Presentor's Title
County Administraor
B.

Position Classification Pay Scale Update

The Board of County Commissioners annually adopts a Position Classification Pay Scale.  The one presently in effect was adopted on November 15, 2016.  Subsequently, requests from department heads and elected officials regarding new or revised positions and further implementation of the results of the wage study have necessitated the adoption of a revised plan. 

Recommended changes include:
County Clerk & Recorder requested to split the Deputy Clerk I position into two positions
Deputy Motor Vehicle Clerk I  and Deputy Recording  Clerk I (positions are already included in
the budget)

Sheriff's Office adding the position of Animal Control Officer.  This represents a departure from the adopted budget.   The Sheriff's Department was approved for additional staff funding in the 2017 budget.  At the time of adoption, the funding was intended to be used for additional patrol staff.  The Sheriff has since re-evaluated his needs and had concluded that there is a greater need for an Animal Control Officer than there is for additional patrol staff.

Two wage study housekeeping adjustments - moving all Sheriff's Office Sergeant positions into the same pay grade and Airport Administrative Assistant position into pay grade 103.

  
Presentor
Robert Smith
Presentor's Title
Human Resources 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.
 
 

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.