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BOCC Minutes January 3, 2023



January 3, 2023




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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday January 3, 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 January 3, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the minutes for the Board of County Commissioners, Montezuma County, for Tuesday, December 27, 2022, and for the E-911 Board meeting for Montezuma County, held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022, also.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.

NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving was not available to report.

LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2022 Landfill budget spread sheet.  Topics discussed included; wood chips, the recent article in the Cortez Journal, the CDPHE reimbursements and an update on the Carver Field.  (See attached)


FAIRGROUNDS: Fairgrounds Manager, Justin McGuire gave his monthly report, which included; 61,115 event attendees, $88,435.99 in revenues and $255,094.56 of expenditures.  Other topics discussed included; plowing snow, a future 2022 year to date report, the 2022 events held, the current 2023 scheduled events, the completion of the wash rack, indoor building paint projects, the 2023 and 2024 fee increases, (CTF) Conservation Trust Funds and the Waterline Extension Project proposal.  (See attached)



DISCUSSION: Attorney MacLaren gave an overview of the (DOLA) Department of Local Affairs, pass through IHOP PLN050 Grant Agreement, for the Cortez Housing Policy and Land Use Code Project.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the DocuSign with the Department of Local Affairs, for the IHOP PLN050, Cortez Housing Policy and Land Use Code Project.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed Ironwood’s required milestones, the effects of the recent snow storm on those milestone requirements and the load slips received by the (CDPHE) Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich.   No report given

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson reported on a follow up discussion with Magellan Strategies LLC regarding the Strategic Planning Program.  A discussion was held regarding constituent concerns of the Plastic Bag Law, along with House Bill 21-1162, Colorado Carryout Bag Fees, beginning January 1, 2024.

PAYABLE EXPENDITURE REPORT: Administrator Anderson presented for approval, the November 2022 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports in the amount of $4,092,918.41.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the November Expenditures for Montezuma County in the amount of $4,092,918.41.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported on constituent phone discussions.  Commissioner Lindsay, discussed County revenues and expenditures. Commissioner Candelaria reported on the attended Housing Authority meeting.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsey, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:




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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
Contact Montezuma County Vice-Chairman, Jim Candelaria  (District 1)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)