JOHN JUSTMAN MOVED, ROSE PUGLIESE SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SENT OUT, FROM APRIL 8, 2013.

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3 APRIL 22, 2013 Audio CALL TO ORDER At 9:05 a.m., Chair Steven Acquafresca called to order a regular Administration meeting of the Board of Mesa County Commissioners at the Mesa County Courthouse, Commissioners Public Hearing Room, 544 Rood Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado. Those present included Commissioners John Justman and Rose Pugliese; Tom Fisher, Interim County Administrator; Angela Barnes, Assistant County Attorney; and Roberta Raley, Clerk to the Board. (Minutes transcribed by Roberta Raley, Clerk to the Board.) APPROVAL OF MINUTES APRIL 8, 2013 JOHN JUSTMAN MOVED, ROSE PUGLIESE SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES AS SENT OUT, FROM APRIL 8, COMMISSIONERS' REPORTS Commissioner Justman reported last week he attended the Chamber Legislative update; the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado meeting; Grand Junction Economic Partnership Board meeting; Lincoln Day Dinner; and the 4-H Foundation banquet. Commissioner Pugliese reported last week she also attended the Chamber Legislative briefing; participated in the Mesa County Sheriff s SWAT Team training; she was a presenter at the Family Leadership Training Institute; attended the Grand Junction Economic Partnership Board meeting; the National Public Safety Telecommunication Awards presentation; a portion of the AGNC and a portion of the water meeting; and judged an e-waste art contest. Chair Acquafresca reported last week he attended the Colorado River Water Conservation District Board meeting in Glenwood Springs; the Bluestone Committee meeting; and the River District report to the Grand Valley Water entities regarding the Colorado River Cooperative agreement. ADMINISTRATION (This space intentionally left blank) Page 1 of 5

4 CONSENT AGENDA 1) ADOPT A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING CONTRACT FOR NEGOTIATED SALE AND PURCHASE IN LIEU OF CONDEMNATION AND DIRECTING THE MESA COUNTY RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT TO EXECUTE THE TERMS OF SAID CONTRACT AND ACCEPT DEED FROM CYPHERS ENTERPRISES, LLC, FOR PROPERTY LOCATED NEAR THE 17 ½ AND M.3 ROAD BRIDGE, AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN. (Resolution and Agreement on file at the Mesa County Clerk s Office; recorded in Book 5463, at Pages , Reception No , Resolution File No. MCM and Contract and Agreement File No. MCA ) 2) ADOPT A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE ATTACHED CONTRACT TO BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE BETWEEN MESA COUNTY, COLORADO AND MGMGJ PROPERTIES, LLC, FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1040 SOUTH 9TH STREET, AND DIRECTING THE MESA COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO CONVEY REAL ESTATE TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SAID CONTRACT AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN. (Resolution and Agreement on file at the Mesa County Clerk s Office; Resolution File No. MCM , Contract and Agreement File No. MCA ) 3) ADOPT A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE ATTACHED CONTRACT TO BUY AND SELL REAL ESTATE BETWEEN MESA COUNTY, COLORADO AND LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, LLC, FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3210 C ½ ROAD, AND DIRECTING THE MESA COUNTY COMMISSIONER TO CONVEY REAL ESTATE TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SAID CONTRACT AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN. (Resolution and Agreement on file at the Mesa County Clerk s Office; Resolution File No. MCM , Contract and Agreement File No. MCA ) 4) APPROVE AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF MESA, COLORADO AND TOM FISHER FOR THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR POSITION. (Agreement on file at the Mesa County Clerk s Office; Contract and Agreement File No. MCA ) Discussion on Consent Agenda: 1. Commissioner Pugliese asked for a brief review of this item. Stacey Mascarenas, Right-of-Way Agent, reviewed the agreement, this was an emergency bridge replacement; the County entered into a right-of-entry agreement at the time of construction; this is the final agreement for acquisition of the right-of-way. She explained the process of in lieu of condemnation. (Continued to the next page) Page 2 of 5

5 2. Commissioner Pugliese asked for a brief review of this item. Stacey Mascarenas, Commissioner to Convey Real Estate, stated this was a portion of the 9 th Street properties; this was the old Fleet Tire Shop, the adjacent property owner is the buyer. 3. Stacey Mascarenas stated this was a portion of the property where the Clifton Road and Bridge Shop was located; the offer includes the buildings and approximately half of the land. This sale is contingent upon the buyer applying for and receiving a Conditional Use Permit for the intended use. The County is retaining the other half of the property for a parking lot and path for connectivity to the Riverfront Trail; there are also sanitary sewer interceptor facilities on this portion. Chair Acquafresca stated the proceeds from the sale of the properties (items 2 and 3) would go back into the Capital Improvement Plan. ROSE PUGLIESE MOVED, JOHN JUSTMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO ACCEPT/ APPROVE ITEMS ONE THROUGH FOUR ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION APPROVE A COOPERATIVE FOREST ROAD AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COUNTY, COLORADO AND THE US FOREST SERVICE (GRAND MESA, UNCOMPAHGRE, AND GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST) FOR COOPERATIVE PLANNING, SURVEY, DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN FOREST SYSTEM ROADS; ALLOWS THE MESA COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN ROADS IN THE FOREST SERVICE; AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN. Presenters: Pete Baier, Public Works Director, and Rudy Bevan, Acting Road and Bridge Supervisor Pete Baier stated this is a five-year master agreement for maintenance of the roads within the Forest Service; they meet with the agency yearly for discussion of the roads and special projects. Pete and Rudy reviewed the agreement and the number of roads involved. Commissioner Pugliese asked if the County receives funds for work through the cooperative agreement. Pete stated at times; most often, they supply the materials and the County does the work through beneficial agreements. Some of the roads are County roads and some are Forest Service roads. Special projects do have a funding source. Chair Acquafresca stated this was a good working agreement quite a contrast with the current process with the BLM. (This space intentionally left blank) (Continued to the next page) Page 3 of 5

6 ROSE PUGLIESE MOVED, JOHN JUSTMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED TO APPROVE A COOPERATIVE FOREST ROAD AGREEMENT BETWEEN MESA COUNTY, COLORADO AND THE US FOREST SERVICE (GRAND MESA, UNCOMPAHGRE, AND GUNNISON NATIONAL FOREST) FOR COOPERATIVE PLANNING, SURVEY, DESIGN CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF CERTAIN FOREST SYSTEM ROADS; ALLOWS THE MESA COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN ROADS IN THE FOREST SERVICE; AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN. (Agreement on file at the Mesa County Clerk s Office; Contract and Agreement File No. MCA ) BRIEFING ITEMS Update on Colorado West Regional Mental Health. Sharon Raggio, Chief Executive Officer, Colorado West, Inc., stated Colorado West is the largest service provider of mental health services in Mesa County. They serve approximately 3,000 citizens every month; of which approximately half of them are un-insured, which includes not having Medicaid or Medicare. Colorado West operates a 32-bed psychiatric hospital and approximately 40 % of those using the facility have no insurance; they provide same day access for walk-ins who need mental healthcare. They are working on a mechanism for expansion of the 32-bed unit, as it is usually full; and also create a 16-bed unit for Crisis Stabilization. Commissioner Pugliese asked what Colorado West s relationship was with the State regarding suicide prevention. Sharon stated they work with the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. There are two bills currently in legislation: one would change the legal definition of when a person can be held against their will because of a risk of dangerousness to themselves or others; the second is to make the substance use disorder holds comparable to the mental health disorder holds. The State has three different legal hold processes: one is for mental illness, the other two are for substance abuse disorders; many that are suicidal often times also have substance abuse problems. Tri River Extension Update. Rhonda Follman, Area Extension Director, and Bob Hammon, Entomologist, Colorado State University Extension Tri River Area; gave an update. Bob stated he performs approximately 500 samples annually through the Insect Diagnostic Lab and the Master Gardeners perform another 2,000 plus samples annually. Bob stated he also does weed, native plant, herbs, and mammal identification. Rhonda Follman thanked Bob for taking on the leadership role in the Grand Valley Pest District and with the Japanese Beetle eradication. Rhonda reported the new Horticulture Agent would be starting on May 15; the new Livestock Agent started March 1, 2013; the Mesa County 4-H enrollment will be close to 600, which closes on May 1, for those that want to show projects in the County Fair. Page 4 of 5

7 Lyle Dechant, County Attorney, joined the hearing at 10:15 a.m. INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATION EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING POSITIONS RELATIVE TO MATTERS IN NEGOTIATION, DEVELOPING STRATEGY FOR NEGOTIATIONS, AND INSTRUCTING NEGOTIATORS, AND RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC ISSUES REGARDING CIVIL ACTION 11CV4657, MESA COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES BUILDING AND PROPOSED REPAIRS. At 10:31 a.m., Commissioner Pugliese stated since the Board of County Commissioners is at its regular Monday meeting, which has been properly noticed ROSE PUGLIESE MOVED THAT THE BOARD MEET IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING POSITIONS RELATIVE TO MATTERS IN NEGOTIATION, DEVELOPING STRATEGY FOR NEGOTIATIONS, AND INSTRUCTING NEGOTIATORS, AND RECEIVING LEGAL ADVICE ON SPECIFIC ISSUES REGARDING CIVIL ACTION 11CV4657, MESA COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES BUILDING AND PROPOSED REPAIRS, AS AUTHORIZED BY C.R.S (4)(b) AND (e); JOHN JUSTMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED. At 12:00 p.m., the executive session having been terminated ROSE PUGLIESE MOVED THAT THE BOARD RE-CONVENE ITS REGULAR MEETING, JOHN JUSTMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED. Chair Acquafresca noted for the record that the Board met in executive session to discuss matters concerning a civil action surrounding the County Animal Services Building. (For complete details on any item click on the audio link at the beginning of the document.) ADJOURN With no further business to come before the Board, Chair Acquafresca adjourned the meeting at 12:01 p.m. Sheila Reiner, Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Roberta Raley, Clerk to the Board Steven Acquafresca, Chair (Verbatim digital files of the Commissioners Proceedings of April 22, 2013, are on file in the Mesa County Clerk s Office.) Page 5 of 5

8 Foster and Kinship Parent Appreciation Month May, 2013 WHEREAS, the family, serving as the primary source of love, identity, self-esteem and support, is the very foundation of our community, and WHEREAS, in Mesa County there are approximately 250 children and youth in foster care being provided with a safe, secure and stable home along with the compassion and nurture of a foster family, and WHEREAS, all young people in foster care need a meaningful connection to a caring adult who becomes a supportive and lasting presence in their lives, and WHEREAS, foster and kinship families, who open their homes and hearts and support children whose families are in crisis, play a vital role in helping children and families heal and reconnect, thereby launching young people into successful adulthood, and WHEREAS, there are numerous individuals, public and private organizations who work to increase public awareness of the needs of children in foster care as well as the enduring and valuable contribution of foster and kinship parents, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Mesa County Commissioners proclaim MAY 2013 as FOSTER and KINSHIP PARENT APPRECIATION MONTH in Mesa County and urge all citizens to volunteer their talents and energies on behalf of children in foster care, foster parents, and the child welfare professional staff working with them during this month and throughout the year. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We hereunto set our hands and cause to be affixed the official seal of Mesa County this 6th day of May Mesa County Board of Commissioners Steve Acquafresca Rose Pugliese John Justman

9 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day May 9, 2013 WHEREAS addressing the complex mental health needs of children, youth, and families today is fundamental to the future of Mesa County and Colorado. WHEREAS the need for comprehensive, coordinated mental health services for children, youth, and families places upon our community a critical responsibility; WHEREAS it is appropriate that a day should be set apart each year for the direction of our thoughts toward our children's mental health and well-being; WHEREAS Colorado West, through its unique approach to serving children and adolescents, is effectively caring for the mental health needs of children, youth, and families in our community; NOW, THEREFORE, We, the Mesa County Board of Commissioners, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2013, to be Mesa County s National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and urge our citizens and all agencies and organizations interested in meeting every child's mental health needs to unite on that day in the observance of such exercises as will acquaint the people of Mesa County with the fundamental necessity of a year-round program for children and youth with mental health needs and their families. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We hereunto set our hands and cause to be affixed the official seal of Mesa County this 6th day of May Mesa County Board of Commissioners Steve Acquafresca Rose Pugliese John Justman

10 AGENDA ITEM SHEET Hearing Date requested: 5/6/2013 Date submitted: 4/29/13 From: Victoria Patsantaras, Admin, x1866 Presenter: Victoria Patsantaras, Admin Consent _x Consideration Briefing To: Mesa County Board of Commissioners Title of Item: Appoint Gene Dreher as Citizen Representative to the Emergency Medical Services EMS Council to serve a three year term, ending May 6, Recommended Board Action: Appoint Gene Dreher as Citizen Representative to the Emergency Medical Services EMS Council to serve a three year term, ending May 6, Justification or Background: The Citizen Representative on this council withdrew in early In connection with this vacancy, on or about February 22, 2013, the Administration department invited applications from interested parties. Applications were accepted through March 29, Four (4) applications were received by close of business on March 29, The open seat is for a citizen representative; the recommended appointee is a citizen who best fits the description for the open seat. Current Board and Terms: Dr. Bobby Dery Mesa County EMS Medical Director Mike Hill Mesa County Rep 2/14/05 2/14/12 Karen Donnahie, Citizen Rep (Apptd.2/26/07/Rptd 3/2/09) (Open) 2/14/05 2/14/13 Richard Rupp (Rptd 2/8/10), EMT Providing Basic Life Support Rep 2/14/05 2/14/12 Pam Holder (Rptd 3/2/09), EMT Providing Advanced Life Support Rep 2/14/05 2/14/12 Dr. Joseph Kuperts (Apptd 3/2/09), Patient Care Privileges at Local Hospital Rep 2/14/05 2/14/14 Mike Harvey (Rptd 2/14/11), Fire Agency Serving rural Area Rep 2/14/05 2/14/13 John Hall (Rptd 3/20/12), Government Agency Issued A License Rep 12/5/05 2/14/12 David Anderson (Reapptd 3/2/09), Commercial Ambulance Service Rep 12/13/10 2/14/14 Monica Million (Apptd 12/12/10), GJRCC Rep 08/20/12-2/14/14 Penny Prinster, City/Town Rep (aptd 8/20/12) IF YOU ARE REVISING OR RENEWING AN EXISTING AGREEMENT OR RESOLUTION, INDICATE MCA OR MCM NUMBER. SUMMARIZE CHANGES ABOVE. Fiscal impact: This item is budged in the following account code: County: $ Federal $ State: $ Other: $ Review: Administration: date: County Attorney: date: Risk: date: Finance: date:

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