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BOCC Minutes August 29 2023

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

August 29, 2023

 

 

 

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 29, 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

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN CANDELARIA opened the meeting of August 29, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, for Tuesday, August 22, 2023 as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for discussion and approval of a Boundary Line Adjustment Application submitted by Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11809 Road 29, Cortez, CO, consisting of 37.75 acres, more or less, located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. and Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at (1893) 11893 Road 29, Cortez, CO, consisting of 5.75 acres, more or less, located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. and Brock Cruzan; agent Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11881 Road 29, Cortez, CO, all located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.  Mr. Hoffman was present.  Director Haley reported that the address listed as 1893 should be corrected to 11893.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the boundary line adjustment application submitted by Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11809 Road 29, also, Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11893 Road 29, and also Brock Cruzan; agent Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11881 Road 29, all of Cortez.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a 3 Lot Moderate Subdivision and AR3-9 Rezoning submitted by Larry & Liana Wright, on property located at 8435 Road 25, Cortez, CO, consisting of 19.85 acres, more or less, located west of Road 25, north of Road H, situated in Section 34, Township 36N, Range 16W, N.M.P.M..

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Boundary Line Adjustment Application submitted by Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11809 Road 29, Cortez, CO, consisting of 37.75 acres, more or less, located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. and Kyle & Rickie Cruzan; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11893 Road 29, Cortez, CO, consisting of 5.75 acres, more or less, located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. and Brock Cruzan; agent Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 11881 Road 29, Cortez, CO, all located west of Road 29, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 17, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Mike Lynch

 

COUNTY ASSESSOR: County Assessor, Leslie Bugg met with the Commissioners to give a departmental update.  Topics discussed included; the posting for an appraiser position, the completion of the Certification, completion of the Abstract, computer system changes, letters sent out, Departmental letters, a scheduled BAA Hearing and new construction pickups.  

 

COUNTY TREASURER / TRUSTEE: County Treasurer, Ellen Black met with the Commissioner to present the Schedule of Receipts and Disbursements dated 1/1/2023 through 6/30/2023.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Schedule of Receipts and Disbursements for Montezuma County, from 1/1/2023 through 6/30/2023 as presented.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Other topics discussed included; staffing, interest rates, foreclosures, and the scheduled Tax Sale.  (See attached)

 

CSU EXTENSION OFFICE: Extension Director, Emily Lockard met with the Commissioners for a monthly report.  Topics of the discussion included; the County Fair, an update on County Fair facts, the County Fair Livestock sale, collaboration with the County Fair Board, participants and projects at the State Fair, scheduled 4-H trainings and workshops, 4-H enrollment, the scheduled 4-H Achievement Night event, orchard maintenance, a scheduled field day at the research center, the Peach, Apple & PearYou Pick” events, grant applications, strengthening drought programming, drought advisors, ranch assessments, grazing plans, general livestock workshops, pollinator workshops, canning workshops, pressure canner testing, a scheduled range judging with local FFA students, the Star Plus Programs, a scheduled High Desert Conservation Master Land Steward class, and a proposed updated to the CSU Memo of Understanding.

 

COUTNY CLERK & RECORDER: County Clerk, Kim Percell met with the Commissioners to give a departmental update.  Topics discussed included; the completed Motor Vehicle Equipment refresh, required yearly certification trainings, proposed legislation related to Document Recording Fees, an update on the November 7th Coordinated Election, a customers served during the recently extended hours report and departmental closings for attendance to the  Fall Regional trainings.    

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DISCUSSION: The scheduled Monday Workshop presentation related to the funding request from Hilltop Community Corrections was not made.  No action taken.

 

DISCUSSION: A Letter of Support addressed to the Colorado Economic Development Commission Office of Economic Development and lnternational Trade related to the Axis Health System’s (Axis) application for an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for its Community Healthcare campus, was presented for approval.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the letter of support for the Axis Health System’s application for an Enterprise Zone Contribution Project designation for its Community Healthcare campus.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached) 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

SOUTHWEST HEALTH SYSTEMS: (CNO) Chief Nursing Officer, Lisa Gates and (CFO) Chief Financial Officer, Shelle Diehm met with the Commissioners to give an update on the local hospital.  Documents presented for review included the Financial Statements December 31, 2022 and 2021, Income Statements for the Current Month and a Fiscal–Year to Date report.  Other topics discussed included; recruitment and retention, the OB Department, roof repairs, the retirement celebration for Dr. Pyle, hiring a hospitalist, the addition of a Nurse Practitioner to the Mancos Clinic, a new Physician’s Assistant starting in September at the Primary Care Practice, a new Physician’s Assistant within the Emergency Department, pediatric education, utilization of a Nursing recruiter, the Emergency Department and a Shelter in Place Drill scheduled for September 15th.  (See attached) 

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed funds received from the Ironwood Property fines, and gave a progress report of the pile removal.  Attorney Maclaren also gave an update on the Ellis Lewis Land Use case. 

 

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed a meeting with the Verkada System, meetings with the City Manager, a review of MOU’s, contracts and IGA’s, the 2024 Strategic Plan, a scheduled visit from Senator Bridges, and the attended Region 9 meeting. 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported on the attended Board to Board meeting, the attended CCI Western Region meeting and constituent discussions.  Commissioner Lindsay discussed the attended Board to Board meeting, the attended CCI Western Region meeting and the attended Cortez City Council meeting. Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended Board to Board meeting, the attended CCI Western Region meeting and the attended Dolores Town Board meeting.

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN: Commissioner Lindsay moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: Email from Norman L. and Mary Lynn Stuckman. The CCI Legislative Committee Commissioner Designation Form.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:22 a.m.

 

 

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Clerk                          August 29, 2023                       Chairman

 

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Chairman
Jim Candelaria (District 1)
Phone: (970) 749-3841
Vice Chairman
Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Phone: (970) 560-1471
Commissioner of Deeds
Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)
Phone: 970-749-0262
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