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BOCC Minutes January 23 2024

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

January 23, 2024

 

 

 

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 January 23, 2024 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, (Absent)

Malinda Fuller, Chief Deputy Clerk

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN CANDELARIA opened the meeting of January 23, 2024 with the Pledge of Allegiance

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, for Tuesday, January 16, 2024 as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan for discussion and approval a First Amendment Application to the Exemption Resolution #P-20-75, submitted by Garen Wayman, on property located at 19936 Road T, Cortez, CO, consisting of 2.5 acres, more or less, and Michael & Tammy Hall, on property located at 19982 Road T, Cortez, CO, consisting of 2.5 acres, more or less, both located south of Road T, west of Road 20, situated in Section 23, Township 37N, Range 17W, N.M.P.M. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the First Amendment Application to the Exemption Resolution #P-20-75, submitted by Garen Wayman, on property located at 19936 Road T, Cortez, CO, consisting of 2.5 acres, more or less, and Michael & Tammy Hall, on property located at 19982 Road T, Cortez.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for discussion and approval a First Amendment Application to the Exemption Resolution #P-47-79, submitted by Barbara Benavides, on property located at 14852 Road 29, Dolores, CO, consisting of 3.20 acres, more or less, and on property located at 14892 Road 29, Dolores, CO, consisting of 15.63 acres, more or less, both located south of Road 29, west of Road 29.75situated in Section 33, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the First Amendment Application to the Exemption Resolution #P-47-79, submitted by Barbara Benavides, on property located at 14852 Road 29, Dolores, CO, consisting of 3.20 acres, more or less, and on property located at 14892 Road 29, Dolores, CO, consisting of 15.63 acres, more or less, both located south of Road 29, west of Road 29.75.  Accepting this Exemption does not include the Out of Compliance structures on Lot 1.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried

 

APPOINTMENT: Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented Jason Armstrong to be appointed to a one-year term as Planning and Zoning Commission Board member.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to appoint Jason Armstrong to a one-year term on the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by David Raubeson.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

 

BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT: It being the time set aside, the Board of Social Services was conducted.  Director, Kelli Hargraves and Finance Officer, Lori Higgins were present. Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the minutes and the financials from November 2023 for the Department Of Social Services. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)  Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the payables for December 2023 for the Department Of Social Services in the amount of $1,411,418.90. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Lindsay move to accept the Department of Social Services MOU the Department of Early Childhood Routing #19906491. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the MOU between the State of Colorado Department of Human Services and the Board of County Commissioners Annual Reaffirmation of Colorado Works Program.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the Certification of Compliance Year 2024 County Personal and Merit System through the Department of Human Services and to adopt the Montezuma County Department of Social Services Merit System Standards. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented a liquor license application for Love’s Travel stops & Country Stores, Inc. Center, located at 7006 Hwy. 160/491 Cortez Co. 81321.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved approve the Colorado Liquor Retail License Application for Love’s Travel Stop #850 located at 7006 Highway 160/491 Cortez CO. Second by Commissioner Lindsay carried.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed CO2 committee case with Kinder Morgan and EOC report.

 

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed local town and municipalities meetings, Department Head meeting, Public safety sales tax presentation and financials. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the Dec payables in the amount of $4,466,603.71.   Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay discussed attending MVI, City council, Region 9 and CCI meetings.

Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed AAA meeting, MVI meeting

Commissioner Candelaria discussed Fire Commission meeting, Ironwood, Insurance, and Electrical Grid Board to Board meeting, workshop.

 

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

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: None 

 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:  10:07 a.m.

 

 

 

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Clerk                     January 23, 2024                               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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