BOCC Minutes August 30, 2022

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

August 30, 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 30, 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 23, 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 and determination of a proposed 2 Lot Minor and AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by William & Katherine Voiles, on property located at 13550 Road 42, Mancos, CO, consisting of 27.50 acres, more or less, located east of Road 42, situated in Section 2, T.36N, R.13W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mrs. Voiles 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 approve the proposed 2 lot minor and AR3-9 rezoning application, submitted by William & Katherine Voiles, on property located at 13550 Road 42, Mancos.  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 and determination of a proposed Single Lot Development and AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by Don & Sarah Crowley; agent: Vernon Hoffman, on property located at 6310 Road 24.5, Cortez, CO, consisting of 40 acres, more or less, located south of Road G, east of Road 24.5, situated in Section 10, Township 35N, Range 16W, N.M.P.M..  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  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 AR3-9 rezoning application, submitted by Don & Sarah Crowley, at 6310 Road 24.5, Cortez, Co.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

RESOLUTION: Resolution #9-2022, a resolution for Bank Signature Authorization for the new Montezuma County Administrator was presented for approval.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to adopt Resolution #9-2022 which is a Bank Signature Authorization for the new Montezuma County Administrator. WHEREAS, the Montezuma County, Colorado, Board of County Commissioners appointed Travis Anderson as the new Montezuma County Administrator after the resignation of Shak Powers; Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Board of County Commissioner of Montezuma County, Colorado, that: 1. Newly appointed Montezuma County Administrator Travis Anderson is authorized to execute and sign all documents necessary to open bank account(s) and to sign checks, drafts or withdrawals; and  2. This resolution replaces and voids any previous authorization for Mr. Powers as a signatory effective immediately.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

RESOLUTION: Resolution #10-2022, a resolution for Signature Authorization for the new Montezuma County Administrator was presented for approval.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to adopt Resolution 10-2022 Signature Authorization for the new Montezuma County Administrator. WHEREAS, the Montezuma County, Colorado, Board of County Commissioners appointed Travis Anderson as the new Montezuma County Administrator after the resignation of Shak Powers, Now Therefore be it Resolved by the Board of County Commissioners that: l. Newly appointed Montezuma County Administrator Travis Anderson replaces Mr. Powers as the authorized Montezuma County representative to execute and sign all documents that Mr. Powers was previously the signatory for; and 2. This resolution replaces and voids any previous authorization for Mr. Powers as a signatory effective immediately.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: A discussion regarding the decision on the SRS Funding Allocations was held.  Commissioner Candelaria gave a per statute percentage overview as 25% to Road and Bridge, 25% for schools and the 50% discretionary, for the total $190,772.13 allocated funds.  The local schools made a request to allocate their funds by a per student enrollment within the schools.  (Enrollments at 453 Mancos, 661 Dolores, and 2538 Cortez)  The Commissioners were in agreement that the 50% discretionary funds would be added to the Road & Bridge funds for this year.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the SRS funding distribution as to be 25% for the schools and 75% to the Road & Bridge for this year.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and Carried.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed Boundary Line Adjustment Application for the Simmons Single Lot Development, submitted by Patsy Lou Simmons; agent: Dennis Giesler, on property located at 25409 Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 21.16 acres, more or less, situated east of Road 25, north of Road H, situated in Section 35, 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. Giesler 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 adopt the proposed boundary line adjustment application for the Simmons single lot development, submitted by Patsy Lou Simmons; agent: Dennis Giesler, on property located at 25409 Road H, Cortez, CO.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

Planning Director, Haley reported that several non-compliant property Land Use Code letters had been sent out.  Topics discussed included; new home building, septic systems, RV parking on property, tiny houses, current Land Use Code regulations and trash piles on properties.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Michael Bischoff.

 

SOUTHWEST HEALTH SYSTEMS: (CEO) Chief Executive Officer, Jeanie Gentry, (CNO) Chief Nursing Officer, Lisa Gates and (CFO) Chief Financial Officer, Julie Leonard met with the Commissioners to give an update on the local hospital.  CEO Gentry discussed finances, cash management, building infrastructure, re-amortization of loan schedules, the development of a 5 year strategic plan, the current Montezuma County Hospital District lease agreement and the vacancies within the Hospital Board.  CNO, Lisa Gates discussed; current volumes, higher emergency department volumes, CDC required guidelines for masking mandates, isolation and visitor restrictions, safety mitigations with patients and staff, diversity training, a new therapist, case management program plans, patient transfers and COVID positivity rates.  CFO, Julie Leonard discussed; financial statistics, collective rates, the indigent care level, the Colorado Public Option and the Hospital Discount Care program.

 

DISCUSSION: Mancos Conservation District, Gretchen Rank, met with the Commissioners to give an update.  Topics discussed included; the newsletter, additional staff, a partnership with the Town of Mancos to work on urban water conservation work, a contract with the Natural Resource Conservation Services, PL566 funding opportunity, agricultural reservoirs, beaver relocations and the Weber Ditch.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: (DWCD) Dolores Water Conservation District Manager, Ken Curtis, met with the Commissioner to give an update on water issues.  Topics discussed included; a current 40% of supply, a second pond for Dove Creek, soil moisture monitoring, delayed cuttings, planned projects and Water Smart grant applications.  A discussion was held regarding the Colorado River.  Topics discussed included; a 60 day challenge to save 2-4 million acre feet, interim guidelines and the DCP actions were taken, the upper basin stance, monitoring the five point plan, the system conservation pilot program, the development of a Drought Response Operating Agreement, water management infrastructure for the upper basin, demand management, native fish monitoring and  beaver population density.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the Fairgrounds Arena Solar Interconnection Study.   (See attached)

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the lawsuit from Secretary of State Candidate Tina Peters.

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed; the attended 5X5 meeting, a scheduled Southwest Basin Tour, water issues and Economic Development and the Lake Nighthorse Project.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, met with the Commissioner to give a weekly report.   Director, Dietrich discussed; the BLM Big Game Corridor Amendment process, the attended CFLRP Places and Projects Coordinated Committee meeting, a Paths to Mesa Verde Trail project presentation to the Cortez City Council, an update on the Paths to Mesa Verde Trail Project, proposed 2023 budgeted considerations, the IHOP grant, and citizen concerns regarding fire danger in the Pinion Hills Subdivision area.  (See attached)

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended Mancos Town Board meeting and the attended 5X5 meeting.  Commissioner Lindsay discussed the attended 5X5 meeting and the attended Cortez City Council meeting.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed 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: 10:50 a.m. 

 

 

 

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Clerk                         August 30, 2022                        Chairman

 

 

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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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