Larimer County Parks Advisory Board Meeting - September, 2011
Department: Larimer County Natural Resources
Release Date: Sep 7, 2011
Gary Buffington, Natural Resources Director, (970) 679-4560
Dan Rieves, Visitor Services Manager, (970) 679-4555
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Boyd Lake Room, Larimer County Courthouse Office Building, 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO.
Topics on the agenda will include:
§ Discussion item Big Thompson Flood Parcels – Charlie Johnson, Sr. Land Agent
Charlie will update the Board on progress, and the Board will receive public comment on the following areas. See staff recommendations, attached below. This will commence the 60-day public comment period on these two areas:
§ Area 17 (Downstream from Glen Comfort store)
§ Area 3 (Upstream from Big Thompson Elementary)
§ Action item: Carter Lake Marina – Phase 2 Parking – Dan Rieves, Visitor Services Manager
During the redesign of the facilities for the Carter marina in 2008 the county designed the boater parking area in two phases. Phase one of the parking area was constructed concurrently with the new buildings and road access while phase two set aside until the need was more apparent.
After three summers of operation at the new location the need for the second phase of parking has become evident. The recent high water levels have put a strain on the existing parking areas and have required many boaters to park off site from the boat ramp area. Another factor leading to the decision to continue with phase two of the parking area is the upcoming addition of twenty four new electrical slips by the marina concessionaire. These new electric slips will be ready for the 2013 boating season.
A public open house for neighbors and interested parties is scheduled for September 12, 6 – 7:30 pm, on the deck of the Marina Store, at 4011 S. County Road 31, Loveland, CO. Dan will report on public comments received at the open house, and will present a staff recommendation.