PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
April 18, 2023
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday April 18, 2023 at the Montezuma County Administration building in Cortez, Colorado, there were present:
Jim Candelaria, Chairman
Kent Lindsay, Vice Chairman
Gerald Koppenhafer, Commissioner of Deeds
Travis Anderson, County Administrator
Ian MacLaren, County Attorney
Kim Percell, County Clerk (Absent)
Malinda Fuller, Chief Deputy Clerk
CHAIRMAN CANDELARIA opened the meeting of April 18, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to accept the Proceedings of the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, Colorado for Tuesday, April 11, 2023 as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley presented for signatures a Mylar for a 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision submitted by Andrew Gassner, on property located at 16920 Road 20, Cortez, CO, consisting of 11 acres, more or less, located east of Road 20, south of Road T, situated in Section 24, Township 37N, Range 17W, N.M.P.M.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley presented for signatures a Mylar for a Subdivision Amendment to the Boren Single Lot Development, submitted by Joshua & Gina Boren, on property located at 15865 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, consisting of 5.02 acres, more or less, situated in Section 30, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.
PUBLIC COMMENT: No comment was heard.
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the Alkali Creek Construction Contract. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the Agreement between Montezuma County and Dave and Lana Waters, Inc. dba D and L Construction hereinafter called “Contractor”. The contractor will commence and complete: BRO C320-004 (225121) County Road N Alkali Creek Bridge Replacement. Motion seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY: Office Manager, Clarisa Feuilly met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included; the appointment of Christian Hatfield as the new District Attorney by Governor Polis.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY: District Attorney Office Manager, Clarissa h the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included; Appointment of a new District Attorney.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Emergency Manager, Jim Spratlen met with the Commissioner and gave a monthly update. Manager Spratlen presented for discussion and review; the Monthly Situational Report, Budget, Weather Forecast, Water Levels and an update on the Community Intervention Program (CIP). (See attached)
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held relating to Lodger’s Tax Grant Fund recommendations. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the disbursement of the Montezuma County Lodger’s Tax Committee recommendations as approved at their Board meeting on April 8, 2023. Seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
DISCUSSION: A discussion relating to the singing of the Beaver Rim Pit agreement with the USFS was held. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Challenge Cost Share Agreement between Montezuma County and the USDA, Forest Service San Juan National Forest for the Beaver Rim FS # 23-cs-11021300-017. Motion seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held relating to the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program mini-grant. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity Program mini-grant application. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the Solar Energy Impact grant dispatch fees, Opportunity Now Grant, and technical assistance from CSU.
DISCUSSION: James Dietrich met with the Commissioners to present Letters of Support for U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to send the Letter to the US Fish and Wildlife Service with an Establishment of a nonessential experimental population of the gray wolf in Colorado; 87 Fed 43489 (July 22, 2022). Submitted via ww.regulations.gov, Docket No. FWS-R6-ES-2022-0100. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
Discussion: A discussion was held regarding Resolution 9 in Support of the Federal Transportation TAP Grant Application. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve Resolution 9, a Resolution in Support of the 2023 Federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant Application by Montezuma County for the completion of the Paths to Mesa Verde Trail Project Phase 1 on the Mancos Side. Motion seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave update a weekly update. Topics discussed included: Kinder Morgan case, Leadership Training, District Court, Marriage of the Assistant County Attorney, letters sent for land use issues.
ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson gave a weekly report. Topics discussed included; Application Review Committee for Social Services position, Leadership Training, Board to Board meeting, DOLA and Strategic Planning, Youth Coalition Meeting and upcoming Colorado Cities and Counties training.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed attending MVI meeting, Mancos Town meeting, water issues within Mancos and meeting of Southwest Conservation District. Commissioner Lindsay reported on attending the Cortez City Council meeting, Leadership Training, Strategic Planning meeting. Commissioner Candelaria discussed attending Fire Commission meeting in Denver, CCI, Senate Bill overviews, flooding in Dolores, Strategic Planning meeting and workshop.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Commissioner Lindsay moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:41 a.m.
Clerk April 18, 2023 Chairman