BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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This is an opportunity during the session for the public to address the Commissioners. Please complete the Public Comment Request Form and submit to an Administrative Staff member prior to the beginning of the meeting. Please keep your comments to three (3) minutes. The Board is not required to discuss or reply to your comment.
The petitioner Wells Fargo Bank is requesting an abatement in regards to the Colorado Supreme Court Placeholder- The abetment is being filed to correct an error made by the Assessor by not factoring in the impact of Covid-19 on the 2020 value. The Assessor recommends denial for this abatement request for the following reasons: 1) The property owner did not provide any proof or evidence that would support a lower value from the impact of COVID-19; 2) In the data analysis for the reappraisal that took place for tax year 2019-2020, our records do not support a decrease in value. Our analysis shows the opposite (2017-2018 Valuation of $905,730; 2019-2020 Valuation of $967,420; 2021-2022 Valuation of $1,033,960; and 2023-2024 Valuation of $1,174,740); and 3) At this time, nothing has been resolved with the respect to the Colorado Supreme Court case and no provisions have been made to delay the abatement process.
This agenda item is to consider amending the 2023 county budget to appropriate funds for the creation of the Public Health Department and a Water Quality Division within the Development Services Department. This amended budget also includes adding one position to the Development Services Department.
Scott and Jamie Miller have applied for Approval of (PLN23-037) the Miller, Thunder Valley Minor Subdivision Final Plat. The purpose of this action is to subdivide their approximate twenty (20) acre parcel at 571 Wildlife Park Rd. into three (3) lots of approximately 5.02 to 10.02 acres in size. The Proposal was reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission on the 26th of May, 2023.
This is an application for a Special Events Permit for Pagosa Mountain Morning Rotary Club to sell Malt, Vinous and Spiritous Liquor at 344 US HWY 84 in Pagosa Springs, CO for the County Fair Fundraiser Dance on May 19th, 2023. The Sheriff has been notified of this event. The proper fees were collected. The applicant has requested a waiver of said fees due to the fact the event benefits the county fair. The premises was posted for the required ten (10) days prior to today's hearing. Staff recommends approval of this Special Events Permit and waiver of the fees.
This is an application for a Special Events Permit for Burris and Sons Bucking Bulls, LLC to sell Malt, Vinous and Spiritous Liquor at 344 US HWY 84 in Pagosa Springs, CO for the Rodeo and Dance Events on June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27, 2023. 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. The financial impact to the county is the fees paid per the county fee schedule and staff recommends approval of this Special Events Permit.
This is a renewal of a Lodging and Entertainment liquor license for Ghost Pines Properties LLC dba Tennyson Building Center located at 197 Navajo Trail in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This renewal includes no changes. The 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 liquor license renewal. Responsible Staff: Mary Helminski, Liquor Licensing Agent.
Draft of the Regular Meeting Minutes from May 2, 2023 for approval.
This request it to consider a Resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 348 and 349 of Lake Forest Estates, to become Lot 348X, owned by Eric B. Johnson and Meghan B. Johnson. The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the County Fee Schedule, generally balanced by a reduction in property taxes. This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval. Responsible Staff: Stephen Slade, Planner.
This request it to consider a Resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 225, 226 and 227 of Aspen Springs Subdivision No. 5, to become Lot 225X, owned by Douglas D Sanders and Rebecca C Davenport. The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the County Fee Schedule, generally balanced by a reduction in property taxes. This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval. Responsible Staff: Stephen Slade, Planner.
This request it to consider a Resolution authorizing the un-consolidation of Lot 55X of Martinez Mountain Estates Unit Two, to become Lots 54A and 55XA, owned by Folkstone Holdings, LLC. The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the County Fee Schedule, generally balanced by a reduction in property taxes. This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval. Responsible Staff: Stephen Slade, Planner.
In accordance with C.R.S. 25-3.5-301, the Upper San Juan Health Services District is requesting a license to provide ambulance service in Archuleta County. The areas to be served include Archuleta County and portions of Mineral and Hinsdale Counties.
At their April meeting, the Archuleta County Fair Board approved the appointment of Jane Davison and Becky Ziminsky to two open seats on the Fair Board. Pursuant to the bylaws, members must be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. This resolution is for the BoCC to appoint Jane Davison and Becky Ziminsky to the Fair Board for a three year term.
These letters of support to Commnet Broadband provides the joint support of the Boards of County Commissioners of Hinsdale, Mineral and Archuleta Counties for installing a communications tower in the Upper Piedra area. These letters were signed by the Chairman on May 4, 2023.
This letter to the Department of Local Affairs requests their permission to extend the deadline to complete the SLFRF IGA Grant for six months.
In April 2023, the Board of County Commissioners (the "BoCC") approved an Agreement to Award Incentive to Maintain 311 S. 7th Street as Affordable Housing (attached). Section 1.b. of the Agreement states that an annual report shall be provided to the BoCC setting forth the rental rate for each unit at 311 S. 7th Street compared tot he 100% of the AMI For Archuleta County., Upon receipt of the report and full payment of the real estate taxes, a refund of the county portion of the tax bill shall be sent to the property owner. The refund will come out of the overages recognized by Archuleta County from the fees on short-term rentals. HO Enterprises LLC has provided the report and this agenda item is to request a refund of $473.15 from the 2022 real estate taxes.
Unit 090 is a 2006 140H motor grader with 12,677 hours. The repairs needed include a new differential, transmission, engine, brakes and tandems. This is a sole source procurement.
Unit 306 is a 2006 Caterpillar D6R Dozer with 9,000 engine hours used daily at the Landfill. The repairs will include the reconditioning of the transmission, engine, final drive, cab interior and tracks. This is a sole source repair.
Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-11-108, the Board of County Commissioners are charged with establishing fees charged for county services. This resolution updates certain fees. Suggested amendments or additions to the current fee schedule are highlighted in yellow to ensure transparency in how the county represents changing fees.
At the May 9, 2023 work session, the Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation, in collaboration with local resident Julian Caler, requested a donation of six county-held lien properties in Chris Mountain Village II to develop workforce housing. This agenda item is to adopt a resolution approving the donation of one of the parcels and committing to the donation of the remaining five parcels which still must go through the process of Treasurer's Deed and quiet title prior to donating them. The Applications for Treasurer Deed for the five parcels are included in this agenda item.
This Resolution provides the terms for the sale of thirteen Certificates of Purchase for thirteen parcels of land to Julian Caler.