PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
December 22, 2020
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday December 22, 2020 at the Montezuma County Administration building in Cortez, Colorado, there were present:
Larry Don Suckla, Chairman,
Jim Candelaria, Vice Chairman
Keenan Ertel, Commissioner of Deeds
Shalako Powers, County Administrator
John C. Baxter, County Attorney
Kim Percell, County Clerk
CHAIRMAN, SUCKLA opened the meeting of December 22, 2020 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Ertel moved to accept the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated December 15, 2020 as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Candelaria and carried.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Administrator, Powers presented for approval the Budget Year 2021 Certification of Levies and Revenue by the Montezuma County Commissioners, to be sent to the State of Colorado. Commissioner Ertel moved that the Board of Montezuma County Commissioners, do the Certification of Levies and Revenue for the fiscal year 2021, for Montezuma County. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
ORDER: Administrator Powers presented Transfer Order #9-2020. A transfer of $39,274.50 from General Fund (001) to Public Health Fund (004) for 2020 per capita calculations. DOLA estimates the population of Montezuma County to be 26,183. 26,183X$1.50 = $39,274.50. Commissioner Candelaria moved to accept, Order #9-2020 a transfer $39,274.50 from General Fund to Public Health Fund, for 2020 per capita calculations. Second by Commissioner Ertel and carried. (See attached)
ORDER: Administrator Powers presented Transfer Order #10-2020. A transfer of $75,038.79 from Conservation Trust Fund (052) to General Fund (001) for the operation of the County Fairgrounds from January 1, 2020 through December 11, 2020. Commissioner Ertel moved that Order #10-2020, the transfer $75,038.79 from the Conservation Trust Fund to the General Fund for the operation of the Montezuma County Fairgrounds from January 1, 2020 through December 11, 2020 be approved. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried (See attached)
ORDER: Administrator Powers presented Transfer Order #11-2020. A transfer of $631,028.04 from LEA Fund (077) to the County General Fund (001) for 2020 LEA actual expenses from January 2020 through December 11, 2020. Commissioner Candelaria moved to accept, Order #11-2020, for the transfer $631,028.04 from LEA Fund to the County General Fund, for 2020 LEA actual expenses, from January 2020 through December 11, 2020. Second by Commissioner Ertel and carried (See attached)
RESOLUTION: Administrator Powers presented Resolution #25-2020. A Governmental entity resolution to lease, purchase and or finance a mini excavator for the Weed Department. Commissioner Ertel moved that Resolution #25-2020, a governmental entity resolution lease purchase from Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation and Montezuma County, for a mini excavator for the Weed Department. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
PLANNING: Planning Director, Haley with Assistant, Duncan presented for discussion of 49 Square Ventures, LLC End-of-Year Compliance of the Certificate of Designation, located at 9294 Road 39, Mancos, CO, situated in Section 30, Township 36N, Range 13W, N.M.P.M. 49 Square Ventures. The roll was called and the proceedings were recorded for the record. Those who joined the meeting by Zoom included; representatives of the 49 Square Ventures LLC, Matt Bradshaw and Matt Fuller, representatives from CDPHE, Ed Smith, R. Perila, Bob Peterson, Heather Barbare and a Hydrology Company out of Durango MHF. Topics of the discussion included; the Ground Water Monitoring Report the Surface Water Report the Legacy Waste Reduction Schedule, establishing baseline conditions for the ground water quality, CDPHE compliance requirements and a compliance advisory response. Commissioner Ertel moved that Montezuma County grant the Certificate of Designation to 49 Squares to continue their composting operations. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures a Mylar for a proposed 2 Lot Minor Subdivision & Rezoning Application submitted by Randy Smith; agent: Patrick Garcia, on property located at TBD Road 39, Mancos, CO, consisting of 35.05 acres, more or less, located east of Road 39, north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 30, T.36N, R.13W, N.M.P.M
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.
SHERIFF’S MONTHLY REPORT: Sheriff, Steven Nowlin met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report which included; the Calls for Service Report, the Aspen Wall Wood Fire, the Total Monthly Inmate Report, the Total Monthly Arrests Report, the 2020 Transport Perdium and Hotel Costs Report, the November Billings Reports, the DOC Holds Report, the November County Jail Operational Expense Report, the Monies Paid into the General Fund Report and proposed legislative action for the reduction of inmates within detention centers, jails and the State prison system. (See attached)
COUNTY CORONER: Coroner, George Deavers met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Coroner Deavers reported on the year to date deaths within the County. Topics discussed included; 11 suicide deaths, 2 motor vehicle accident deaths, 3 pedestrian deaths, 6 overdose deaths, an increase of the overall death numbers, Covid-19 deaths and the State guidelines for the COVID-19 death reporting.
EMERGENCY MANAGER REPORT: Emergency Manager, Jim Spratlen met with the Commissioner and gave a monthly update. Topics discussed included; COVID-19 updates, available hospital beds, received vaccine doses, Health Care Facilities, ongoing Long Term Recovery, accumulated COVID-19 expenses, the McElmo/Road G soil slippage, housing and sheltering, the Cares Act Funding, the FEMA Public Assistance programs, Emergency Solution Grants, additional funding for 2021, modeling curve trends and PPE supplies. (See attached)
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, John Baxter, no report given.
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the requested Excessive Force Resolution pertaining to the Montezuma County Housing Authority’s, Calkins Commons Project.
NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, discussed the BLM’s Travel Management Plan, Resolution #24-2020, the Central Federal Lands Agreement, the notice to proceed with OTAK, the Administration Building Sign, the Flowdine / Yellow Jacket review letter and flood planning discussions for the Dolores River.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included; the McElmo / Road G soil slippage, the Administration Building Sign Project, the Combined Courts Landscape Project, the WIR meeting and the Public Lands meeting with NACO.
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:
MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Candelaria seconded by Commissioner Ertel and carried.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:25 a.m.
Clerk December 22, 2020 Chairman