PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
January 4, 2022
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday January 4, 2022 at the Montezuma County Administration building in Cortez, Colorado, there were present:
Jim Candelaria, Chairman
Kent Lindsay, Vice Chairman
Joel Stevenson, Commissioner of Deeds
Shalako Powers, County Administrator
Ian MacLaren, County Attorney
Kim Percell, County Clerk
CHAIRMAN, CANDELARIA opened the meeting of January 4, 2022 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated December 28, 2021 as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Candelaria and carried.
PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed Subdivision Amendment Application to the Four Corners Encampment Subdivision, submitted by Richard & Dixie Simmons and ASI Communications, Inc., on properties located at 24515 Road 37, consisting of 1.02 acres, more or less and 24516 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, consisting 3.95 acres, more or less, both located east of Hwy 145, situated in Section 11, T.38N, R.14W, N.M.P.M.. The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record. Mr. Simmons 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 subdivision amendment application to the Four Corners Encampment Subdivision, submitted by Richard & Dixie Simmons and ASI Communications, Inc., on properties located at 24515 Road 37, Dolores. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time. (See attached)
PLANNING: Director, Haley with Assistant, Duncan presented an application of a Variance, submitted by Camp Kush, LLC; agent: Jennifer Meigs, on property located at 30261 Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 40.14 acres, more or less, located south of Hwy 160, east of Road 27, situated in Section 34, T.36N, R.15W, N.M.P.M.. Jennifer Nelson. Meigs and Bert Meigs were present. The Commissioners did not grant the applicants’ request for a variance and were in agreement that the applicants proceed with the Planned Unit Development application. (See attached)
Director, Haley with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures a Boundary Line Adjustment, submitted by Curtis Duncan, on property located at 16323 Road 20, Cortez, CO, consisting of 118.63 acres, more or less, located north of Road S, west of Road 20, and Linley and Zada Leonard, on property located at 16281 Road 20, Cortez, CO, consisting of 3.00 acres, more or less, located north of Road S, west of Road 20, both situated in Section 23, T.37N, R.17W, N.M.P.M. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the boundary line adjustment, submitted by Curtis Duncan, on property located at 16323 County Road 20, consisting of 118.63 acres, more or less, located north of Road S, west of Road 20, and Linley and Zada Leonard, on property located at 16281 Road 20, Cortez, consisting of 3.00 acres, more or less, located north of Road S, west of Road 20 and situated within the description. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented for approval a liquor license renewal application for G Whil Liquors LLC, DBA G Whil Liquors located at 24001 Road G.2, Cortez, Co. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the retail liquor, fermented malt beverage, license renewal application for G Whil Liquors LLC, located at 24001 Road G.2, Cortez. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comments made.
2021 OFFICE APPOINTMENTS: Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the Department Heads list as presented. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
County Attorney: Ian MacLaren
County Administrator: Shak Powers
County Road and Bridge Supervisor: Rob Englehart
County Fairgrounds: Justin McGuire
County GIS/Mapping: Doug Roth
County Public Health: Bobbi Lock
County IT: Jim McClain
County Maintenance: Dustin Sattler
County Natural Resources: James Dietrich
County Noxious Weed Program: Bonnie Loving
County Senior Nutrition: Jonathan Parker
Director of Social Services: Gina Montoya
Veteran’s Affairs Officer: Sarah Kuhn
Emergency Manager: Jim Spratlen
MOCO/Transportation: Jennifer Morris
County Landfill: Mel Jarmon
County Planning: Don Haley
Water Representatives: Randy Carver and Don Schwindt
ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT: Road Superintendent, Rob Englehart met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Superintendent Englehart presented the road and bridge schedule for the dates of January 3, 2022 through February 4, 2022 and gave an overview of the type of work scheduled. Other topics discussed included; snow removal and cleanup, shoulder work, roadside brush and tree trimming, rock removal at Alkali Creek, the Alkali Bridge Project, the McElmo Slip Project, scheduling a meeting with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and an update on the Mancos and Dolores Shop Projects. (See attached)
NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving was not available at this time.
LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2022 Landfill budget spread sheet. Topics discussed with the report included; delivery of the new Bomag machine, the service crew, current service calls, CDPHE approval for the Carver Field and Household Hazardous Waste plans , work in Cell #4, future development of Cells # 5 and 6, the permitting process to develop the east side of the Landfill property and income received from the new mattress program. (See attached)
FAIRGROUNDS: Fairgrounds Manager, Justin McGuire gave his monthly report which included the year to date numbers. Year to date numbers included; income $93,487.49 and attendance 74,006. Manager McGuire reported on a three year average of 63,179 for the attendance and a three year average of $79,127.63 for income. A discussion was held regarding past and future events scheduled at the Fairgrounds. Other topics discussed included; a review of the 2021 Fairgrounds source income, a future discussion on the Fairground expenses, a complete report of the 2021 and 2022 scheduled events, the commodities give away, the Chair Lift project, the Mural Project, the notice of award to Cooper Fire Protection Services Inc. for the Fire Suppression Project, the proposed General 3 phase conversion and the proposed Rodeo Grant application. (See attached)
UNFINSHED BUSINESS: No unfinished business presented.
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Road Y case.
NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, no report given.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Administrator, Powers, no further report given.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay, no report to give. Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended Housing Authority meeting.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:
MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsay, seconded by Commissioner Candelaria and carried.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:40 a.m.
MONTEZUMA COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING: 1:30 p.m.
Clerk January 4, 2022 Chairman