BOCC Minutes August 16, 2022

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

August 16, 2022

 

 

                                                                                                                              

STATE OF COLORADO           )

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COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA   )

 

 

 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday August 16, 2022 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

 

 

 

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated Tuesday, August 9, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review of a proposed High Impact Amendment Application and Commercial Planned Unit Development Amendment Application for Mancos Valley Storage, submitted by Will & Sandra Lochte; agent: Erin Johnson, on property located at 40575 Hwy 160 BR, Mancos, CO, consisting of 3 acres, more or less, located north of Hwy 160 BR, west of E. Monte St., situated in Section 29, T.36N., R.13W., N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Agent Johnson was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented the details of the application and the findings of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Commissioner Candelaria opened the hearing to public comment.  Hearing no public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the proposed Commercial Planned Unit Development Amendment Application for Mancos Valley Storage, submitted by Will & Sandra Lochte; agent: Erin Johnson, on property located at 40575 Hwy 160, Mancos, along with the high impact amendment application.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review of a proposed Amendment Application and AR3-9 Rezoning to the Mesa Foothills 2 Lot Minor Subdivision, Lot #2, submitted by Jeff Oakey, on property located at 30214 Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 18.10 acres, more or less, located south of Hwy 160, east of Road 27 situated in Section 34, T.36N., R.15W., N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. Oakey joined the meeting by Zoom.  Planning Director, Don Haley with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented the details of the application and the findings of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Commissioner Candelaria opened the hearing to public comment.  Hearing no public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the proposed amendment application and AR3-9 rezoning to the Mesa Foothills 2 lot minor subdivision, Lot #2, submitted by Jeff Oakey, on property located at 30214 Road H, Cortez, CO.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.

 

COUNTY SHERIFF: Sheriff, Steven Nowlin met with the Commissioners to give his monthly report which included the Calls for Service Report, the Jail Report, the Year to Date Transport Report, the Perdium and Cost for Travel Report, the Total Monthly Inmate Report, the Monthly Arrests Report, the Dolores County Billing Report, the City of Cortez Billing Report, the DOC Holds Report, the July Operational Expense Report and the Monies Paid to the General Fund Report.   Other topics discussed included; the proposed Intergovernmental Agreement for Dispatch Services throughout Montezuma and Dolores Counties, Colorado, Including Federal Agencies and proposed Inmate Health Care Services from Southern Health Partners.   (See attached)

 

COUNTY CORONER: Coroner, George Deavers met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Coroner Deavers gave an update on calls for service statistics, which included; 103 total year to date calls, 5 motor vehicle fatalities, 6 suicides, 6 overdose deaths. 5 homicides, 129 completed autopsies and the year to date autopsies income of $25,800.00.  Other topics discussed included; Senate Bill 22-065 and the proposed 2023 Coroner’s budget.

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY: District Attorney, Matt Margeson was unavailable.

 

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.  Manager Spratlen reported that the virtual EOC had been activated for the recent power outage in the Mancos area.  Other topics discussed included; the Drought Disaster Declaration, humidity, single tree fires, fire restrictions, water levels, the Groundhog Reservoir gate, agriculture water, health and medical, COVID  statistics, the proposed Health Department backup generator and the 2022 budget.  (See attached)

 

CORTEZ FIRE PROTECTION: Interim Chief, Charlie Borden met with the Commissioners to give a monthly update.  Topics discussed included; 312 July calls for service, 1944 year to date calls, a scheduled Fire 1 class, an auto extraction class, a proposed Automatic Aide Agreement, a review of  dispatch services, guide cards for the dispatch services and a proposed adoption of a countywide Fire Code.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DISCUSSION: The discussion regarding the SRS Funding Allocations was postponed to allow all three of the School Superintendents to attend.

 

DISCUSSION: The discussion was held regarding the Contributions for 2023 through, the Miscellaneous Budget and setting a total contribution limit.  The discussion was tabled to review the requests presented.

 

DISCUSSION: From the Human Resource Department, M. Lynn Dorenkamp presented an updated Employee Handbook for approval.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the amendments to the Employee Handbook.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave updates on the Charles Fish and Ellis Lewis, Land Use Code violations.

 

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the Community Connections Inc. Letters of Support, FTA 5310 Operational Fund Request.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the letter of support for Community Connections, to support their grant FTA5310 Operation Fund request, for a transit van accessible for peoples with disability.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, met with the Commissioners to give a weekly report.   Director, Dietrich discussed; the attended IndieDWELL tour, responses to the Innovative Housing RFP Grant, the Paths to Mesa Verde Trail, a new Defensible Space Grant, and the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

 

DISCUSSION: The discussion related to returning financial oversight back to the Fair Board was postponed to a Monday workshop to include members of the Fair Board.

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed; meetings held with the Landfill Manger and the County Assessor.

 

PAYABLE EXPENDITURE REPORT: Administrator Anderson presented for approval, the June 2022 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports in the amount of $3,763,491.65.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the expense statement for the month of June through June 30th, 2022.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.   (See attached)

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended Mancos Town Council meeting, and the attended Southwest Water Conservation Barad meeting.  Commissioner Lindsay discussed the attended Cortez City Council meeting, and the scheduled Housing Solutions meeting.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed an attended meeting held with the Administrator and Assessor, the attended TPR meeting, the Escalante Days event and the Monday workshop.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsay, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:55 a.m. 

 

 

 

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