RED FEATHE RLAKES PLANNING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Fire House Meeting Room
44 Fire House Lane, Red Feather Lakes, CO
September 11, 2008 Meeting Notes, as Amended
The meeting was called to order at 1:35 PM by Chairperson Lucille Schmidt.
Members in Attendance: Gene Allen, Susan Bradley, Gene Barker, Ted Carter, Terry Ferebee, Bill Gilbert, Lucille Schmidt, Roger Svendsen Bud Thomas, Ross Reid, and Eunice Mickalka
Members Excused Absences : All other members had excused absences
Larimer County Representation : Linda Hoffman, LARCO Rural land Use Center Director
Guests Present : Tamara Scott, Kevin Frazier, Don Tiller, Carlos Barreras, and Pat Bradley
Approval of Minutes : The minutes of August 14, 2008 were approved.
Adoption of Agenda: The agenda was approved as written
Communications from Committee Members :
Ted Carter advised that the PAC Subcommittee for Roads will met September 18, 2008.
Roger Svendsen informed the PAC that he checked into the Boulder Township Planning Initiative and they are about where RFLPAC was four years ago. A Boulder County Commissioner advised Roger that if Boulder encounters non-dedicated roads that pose a health and safety issue, Boulder County will have to find the funds to fix the road(s).
Gene Allen advised that he was invited to speak to approximately 30 people concerning the RFLPAC and informed the PAC that this group’s relationship with the County is not as favorable as RFLPAC’s relationship with Larimer County. Gene advised that RFLPAC is fortunate to have a favorable working relationship with Larimer County Planning Staff and County Commissioners.
Eunice Mickalka informed the PAC that DiamonEx, a diamond mining corporation based in Australia, is seeking approval for exploratory mining in the Sloan Ranch area on CoRd 82E in the Rabbit Creek Area. The company purposes to use Trench Excavation and Large Diameter Drilling and process the ore on site in a Dense Media Separation Plant. DiamonEx is hosting a community meeting on Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 a.m. Lucille Schmidt advised the PAC that this project is outside of RFLPAC plan area.
Communications from Guest : None
Action Items Scheduled : The 960 Rural Land Plan
Lucille Schmitt advised the PAC that the job of the PAC is not to approve or disapprove the 960 Rural Land Plan but to determine if the Plan falls within the purview of the RFL Plan.
Linda Hoffman, Rural land Use Center Director presented a power point presentation to the PAC that she had previously presented to Red Feather Lakes’ citizens. The 960, LLC has requested to divide 880 +/- acres into fifty (50) new single-family residential lots (a combination of recreational and primary residences) on about 14 acres, several common area lots on about 266 acres and several private open space areas on about 600 +/- acres that will be protected from any further development for a minimum of 40 years.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION/BACKGRTOUND: The applicant has proposed to divide 880 +/0 acres into fifty (50) new single-family residential lots (a combination of recreational and primary residences) on about 14 acres (the lots ranging from 10,000-15,000 sq. ft. in size), several common area lots on about 266 acres and several private open space areas on about 500 +/- acres that will be protected from any further development for a minimum of 40 years. Allowed uses for the common areas and the private open space areas will include: irrigated and drug land farming operations for hay crops and pastures for grazing; utility facilities, private roadways/driveways and water wells; firewood collection, fences and corrals, maintenance buildings and a clubhouse; recreational facilities for the homeowners including picnic pavilions, boarding stables, a riding arena and restrooms; hiking, biking and equestrian trails, hunting, shooting, fishing and camping with ponds and dams to support these amenities. Access to the proposed amenities will be limited to the property owners within The 960 project, their guests and the existing Fox Acres County Club property owners, Club members and their guests, via reciprocal agreement. The applicant plans on phasing the project and providing a community water system and a community sanitary sewer system.
The property is zoned O-Open and consists primarily of forested land. The surrounding properties consist of some privately owned land but mostly United States Forest Service properties.
Natural Hazards and Resources: There are no identified natural hazards or significant resources on this site or on adjacent properties.
Services and Infrastructure: Access to the home sites is off of CR 162 (Deadman Rd), just west of the intersection of CR 73C and Red Feather Lakes Road. Because some of the homes will be strictly recreational home sites, the traffic generated will be less than 500 trips per day. The applicant will be improving Deadman Road (CR 162) to standards in the rural Area Road Standards manual and the internal roads will be paved.
Water will be provided to the residences via a proposed portable water system. Water for some support uses (such as the horse stables and access gate) will be provided by individual wells.
Sewer will be provided to a determined number of homes in the first phase by individual septic systems. These homes will be transferred to a community sanitary sewer system when it is completed at the second phase of development.
Don Tiller, Project Planner for The 960, LLC addressed the PAC to further discuss the Project. His presentation is summarized as follows:
The RFLPAC considered The 960 development application and was given three options to consider, which were:
Susan Bradley made a motion to recommend Numbers 1 and 2 to the Board of Larimer County Commissioners. This motion was seconded by Eunice Mickalka. All RFLPAC members in attendance agreed with the motion.
Meeting adjourned at 3:15 PM.