BOCC Minutes August 2, 2022

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

August 2, 2022

 

 

                                                                                                                              

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COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA   )

 

 

 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday August 2, 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 Lindsay moved to approve the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated July 26, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed Single Lot Development and AR10-34 Rezoning Application, submitted by Jason & Billie Ann Saulan, on property located at 23971 Road N, Cortez, CO, consisting of 70.16 acres, more or less, located east of Hwy 491, north of Road N, situated in Section 4, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. Saulan 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 Koppenhafer moved to approve the single lot development and AR10-34 rezoning application, submitted by Jason & Billie Ann Saulan, on property located at 23971 Road N, Cortez.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Single Lot Development and AR10-34 Rezoning Application, submitted by Jason & Billie Ann Saulan, on property located at 23971 Road N, Cortez, CO, consisting of 70.16 acres, more or less, located east of Hwy 491, north of Road N, situated in Section 4, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for an Amendment, along with AR 3-9 Rezoning, to the Duehrssen Subdivision, submitted by David Brandos, on property located at 20865 Road 23.75, Lewis, CO, consisting of 17.83 acres, more or less, located south of Road X, east of Road 23, situated in Section 33, T.38N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a 2 Lot Minor Subdivision submitted by Peter Magielnicki, on property located at 43175 Road N, Mancos, CO, consisting of 32.37 acres, more or less, located west of Road 42, situated in Section 2, T.36N, R.13W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for an After-The-Fact General Planned Unit Development and Rezoning submitted by Jonathan & Tegan Lewis, on property located at 22812 Road G, Cortez, CO, consisting of 8.73 acres, more or less, located south of Road G, west of Road 23, situated in Section 8, T.35N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Single Lot Development and AR10-34 Rezoning, submitted by Robbins Family Ranches, LLC; agent: Brian McLaughlin, on property located at 10005 Road 43, Mancos, CO, consisting of 134.01 acres, more or less, located west of Road 43, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 22, T.36N, R.13W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Special Use Permit Application for a Wireless & Internet Cell Tower project, submitted by Farmers Telecommunications Company, Inc; agents: Shawn Sanders & Terry Hinds, on property located at 22903 Road F, Cortez, CO, located west of Road F, south of Road G, situated in Section 8, T.35N, R.16W., N.M.P.M.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comments were made.

 

FIRE BAN RESOLUTION #8-2022: Sheriff, Steven Nowlin met with the Commissioners to make a recommendation to lift the Fire Ban within Montezuma County.  Resolution #8-2022, a resolution to suspend the ban on fires and use of firework was presented for approval.  Commissioner Lindsay read the resolution into the record.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to adopt Resolution #8, suspension of ban on open fires and use of fireworks.  Seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)

 

SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented for approval a Special Event liquor license application from Denkai Animal Sanctuary, event to be held at the County Fairgrounds, on September 4, 2022, from 5:00-11:00 p.m. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Special Event to serve alcohol at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, located at 30100 US,. 160, Cortez, on September 4th, from 5-11p.m. for the Denkai Animal Sanctuary.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)

 

CIP BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SAFETY NET GRANT AWARD:  Emergency Manager, Jim Spratlen met with the Commissioners to present for approval, the RFA#:RFP1HJA2022000339 Expansion of Behavioral Health Safety Net Grant Program.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the State of Colorado grant for the Expansion of Behavioral Health Safety Net Grant Program RFA#:RFPIHJA2022000339.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included; the economic impact of noxious weeds within Montezuma County, known species of weeds within the County, the estimated acreage of weeds within the County, noxious weed inventory relative to land types, funds lost from decreased crop yield, and crop quality, economic impacts to rangelands, economic impacts to the Forrest, impacts on hunting, economic impact from water loss due to non-native phreatophytes, water potentials, impacts on developed / barren land, results of economic impacts from noxious weeds, an economic impact conclusion and current equipment conditions.  (See attached)

 

LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2022 Landfill budget spread sheet.  Topics discussed with the report included; repairs to the old Bomag machine and dozer, green waste, paper products, the budget, mattress revenues, cardboard revenues, credits, #1 plastics and a CDPHE tire inspection.  (See attached)

 

FAIRGROUNDS: Fairgrounds Manager, Justin McGuire gave his monthly report which included the year to date numbers. Year to date numbers included; 43,480 in attendance, Revenues at $62,637.49 and Expenditures at $152,374.37.  A discussion was held regarding past and future events scheduled at the Fairgrounds.  Other topics discussed included; the County Fair, a proposed tattoo vendor to participate in the September 4th Concert for Critters event, the Fire Suppression System project, the elevator and the County’s sign in the indoor arena.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the Montezuma County’s Board of County Commissioner’s appointment to the Southwest Water Conservation District.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to remove the current appointee to the Southwest Water Conservation District and appoint Gerald Koppenhafer to the Southwest Water Conservation District seat.  Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. 

 

ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT: Road Superintendent, Rob Englehart met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Superintendent Englehart presented the road and bridge schedule and gave an overview of the type of work scheduled.  Other topics discussed included; recent flooding on the Summit Ridge and Pleasant View areas, the McElmo Slide, the Alkali Bridge project, a rain damage update, paint striping and the conditions of the equipment.  Superintendent Englehart reported that a paint company will be using of the Road and Bridge yard for a CDOT project.  A discussion was held regarding the proposed, Road S and Road F asphalt / chip seal projects.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve Grant Award #9341 with the Department of Local Affairs, in the amount of $97,000.00.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the request from the Town of Mancos for a commitment from the County, to keep the Mancos Senior Center open.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to make the commitment, to keep the Mancos Senior Center open through the 2022-2023 fiscal year, contingent upon receipt of the $20,000.00 from the Town of Mancos.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Charles Fish and Ellis Lewis, Land Use matters.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, met with the Commissioner to give a weekly report.   Director, Dietrich gave an update on the Paths to Mesa Verde, the (CWPP) Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a draft Memo of Understanding for the BLM planning process for the Gunnison Sage Grouse and Big Game Corridors and discussed the Dolores Norwood Road.

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed an attended meeting with the Cortez City Manager, Drew Sanders, the yearly Audit report, emergency management aspects for the Concert for Critters event, an attended CCI budget workshop and the attended Leadership Montezuma meeting.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended Mancos Days event and the attended Mancos Town Board meeting.  Commissioner Lindsay reported on the Cortez City Council meeting and discussed the County Fair Dog Show event, the County Fair, the scheduled Balloon Rally and the Tri State Fire Fighter Convention.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed the County Fair and the Monday workshop.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: Emails received from Joe & Carol Bartolino, Lowell F. Volk, Sandy Gates & David Hamilton and Ingrid Ward.

 

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

 

MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:10 a.m. 

 

 

 

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Jim Candelaria (District 1) Phone: (970) 749-3841

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Kent Lindsay (District 2) Phone: (970) 560-1471

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Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3) Phone: 970-749-0262
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