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Larimer County Parks Advisory Board made recommendations on Big Thompson Properties
6/21/2011
Credit:
David Coulson Colorado State Editor FishExplorer.com Compiled from the Larimer County Parks Board meeting minutes.
The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board made the following recommendations June 14, 2011 to the Larimer County Commissioners on the disposal of county owned properties obtained during the Big Thompson flood.

Area 7 - Indian Village

1. Larimer County will retain ownership of the County parcel along the river west of the drainage ditch for public access and parking.
2. Larimer County will sell the small .3 acre parcel east of the drainage ditch to the adjacent owner as a non-buildable, deed restricted sale and will not retain a buffer ownership above the top of the bank for public access. A fence will be placed east of the drainage ditch oriented north south separating this sale from the retained County ownership.
3. Larimer County will sell the 2.5 acre parcel north of the Hwy. 34 to the adjacent owner as a non-buildable, deed restricted sale.
4. Larimer County will work with the City of Loveland for future public access to the river along the County’s ownership, including the portion of the river adjacent to the .3 acre parcel.

Area 23 - Glen Haven - Bartel Parcel

Accept the staff recommendation that the county enter into a contract for the sale of the Bartels parcel with Richard Bartel without the retention of public access to the property or the river. The sale price for the .7 acres is $10,700. The sale will be deed restricted, excluding the right to build any permanent structures, commercial use, overnight camping, and no storage of vehicles or equipment.

Area 5 – Narrows

1. Larimer County will first offer to sell the .58 acre triangle shaped parcel on a sealed bid basis to previous and adjacent owners as a non-buildable, deed restricted sale. The bid will have a minimum amount established. The sale will be a non-buildable, deed restricted sale and the County will retain a 10’ wide fee simple ownership from the top of the bank to the north for public access.
2. After the sale of the .58 acre parcel above, Larimer County will offer to sell the balance of the property north of the river by a sealed bid offering process to all previous and adjacent landowners for the sale of the balance of the property north of the river. The bid will have a minimum amount established. The sale will be a non-buildable, deed restricted sale and the County will retain a 10’ wide fee simple ownership from the top of the bank to the north for public access.
3. Larimer County will retain full ownership of all lands within the river, and the area commonly known as the Narrows Park, south of the river.

The following properties begin the 60 day public comment period and the staff recommendations are as follows:

Area 12b – Drake – South of the bridge over the North Fork of the Big Thompson River

1. Staff recommends retaining the majority of this parcel for public access.
2. After 60 day comment period vote for formal PAB adoption as requested by the Loveland Fishing Club
3. Staff will be contacting adjacent landowners to inform and identify issues.

Area 20 – Glen Haven Road – Large flat area

1.Staff recommends retaining the majority of this parcel for public access.
2.After 60 day comment period vote for formal PAB adoption as requested by the Loveland Fishing Club
3.Potential grazing lease opportunity
4.Staff will be contacting adjacent landowners to inform and identify issues.

For those wishing further information the Larimer County Parks Advisory Board June 14, 2011 meeting minutes can be found at http://www.larimer.org/boards/minutes/pmptf_06142011_minutes.htm.

For a more complete history on the Big Thompson properties visit http://larimer.org/bigthompson/.