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BOCC Minutes August 8 2023

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

August 8, 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 8, 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 8, 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 1, 2023 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 regarding a proposed 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision & AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by Karl Spielman & Melinda Elkin, on property located at 17064 Road 23, Dolores, CO, consisting of 10.03 acres, more or less, located north of Road T, east of Road 23, situated in Section 16, Township 37N, Range 16W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. Spielman and Ms. Elkin were present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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 and approve the proposed 2 lot moderate subdivision and AR3-9 rezoning application, submitted by Karl Spielman & Melinda Elkin, on property located at 17064 Road 23, Dolores.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer 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 Mylar for a 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision and AR3-9 Rezoning submitted by Vinger Family Trust, on property located at 18255 Road 23.5, Dolores, CO, consisting of 13.57 acres, more or less, located south of Hwy 184, west of Road 23.5, situated in Section 9, Township 37N, Range 16W, N.M.P.M

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a General Planned Unit Development, and AR35+ Rezoning Application submitted by Elevated Smoke, LLC, agent: Cole Clark, on property located at 7231 Road 25, Cortez, CO, consisting of 35 acres, more or less, located north of Road G, west of Road 25, situated in Section 3, 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. Clark was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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.  Public comments were made by; Shak Powers from Region 9 on Zoom, Jim Dickinson, Jimmy Williams, Charles Jeter, John Palmer, Warren Gaspar, Dave Dove, Margie Dove, Eric Terrell, Emiko South, Greg Bitsle, Judith Franklin, Dale Foote, Larry Tradlener, John Swanson, Wayne Thibodeaux,  Stephanie Fry, Darren Noyes, Roger Borgen, Wendell Fry, Curtis Nelson, Mindy Nelson, Russ Schamel, Tony Martin,  LeAndrea Tsosie, Ron Tucker, Susan Kemnetz, Greg South, Rick Meredith, Liana Wright, Steven Fancher, Melanie Russell, and Rebecca Quinonez.  Emails and letters were received and noted from Anne Worthington and William Foote, David Hamilton, Jackie & Chris Callister, Ellen Macfarlane, Derek & Marlene Dove, and David Anton.  Hearing no further public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to delay the decision for two weeks, pending certain specifications of the property.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  The hearing will be continued on August 22, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Mike Rubin.

 

PUBLIC LANDS: Forrest Service Acting District Ranger, Tom Rice met with the Commissioners to give updates on various projects.  Topics discussed included; the breakwater contract award, the Dolores Norwood Road, managed fire operations, the Transfer Campground Expansion Project, the Boggy Draw Parking Lot Expansion Project, funding for the Mussels Inspection project and parking lot maintenance.

 

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE: Road & Bridge Equipment Manager, Shane Higman met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Manager Higman presented for discussion, the Vehicle Expense to Date and Vehicle Replacement Outlook reports.  Other topics discussed included; the assigned Sherriff’s Department pickups and scheduling a mass auction.  (See attached) 

GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS: Maintenance Supervisor, Dustin Sattler reported on the grounds and buildings.  Projects discussed included; the Annex III paint project, weed mowing, the asphalt repair project and the Pleasant View R&B shop door project. 

 

IT: IT Director, Jim McClain no report given.

 

GIS MAPPING: GIS Manager, Doug Roth no report given.

 

RESOLUTION: Attorney MacLaren presented Resolution #16-2023, a resolution designating members of Montezuma County’s Committee for the Disposition of Forfeited Property.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve resolution 16-2023, designating members of Montezuma County’s Committee for the Disposition of Forfeited Property in Montezuma County.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Ironwood Property case and the Ellis Lewis Land Use Case. 

 

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson announced that Jennifer Morris will be the combined Senior Services and MOCO Transportation Director.  Other topics included; budget proposals, Board of Equalization constituent discussions, the Fairgrounds Fire suppression system and daily operations within the Administration office.   

 

PAYABLE EXPENDITURE REPORT: Administrator Anderson presented for approval, the June 2023 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports in the amount of $4,614,714.25.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the expenditures for Montezuma County for June 2023 in the grand total of $4,614,714.25.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.   (See attached)

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay mentioned constituent discussions, the attended Fairground’s fire suppression system discussion, bar ditch fires, the scheduled Cortez City Council meeting and reminded the county of school zone safety for the start of the school year.  Commissioner Koppenhafer mentioned constituent discussions, the attended Fairground’s fire suppression system discussion, the scheduled Colorado River Taskforce meeting and the Wednesday evening meeting.  Commissioner Candelaria gave an overview of the attended State Transportation Advisory Committee meeting, flight travel issues in Southern Colorado, the attended Boggy Draw Beat Down event, the attended Fairground’s fire suppression system discussion and the Zoom meeting for the Colorado Fire Commission.

 

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

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:

MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:38 a.m.

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Clerk                                 August 8, 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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