BOCC Minutes July 26, 2022



July 26, 2022





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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday July 26, 2022 at the Montezuma County Administration building in Cortez, Colorado, there were present:




Jim Candelaria, Chairman (by Zoom)

Kent Lindsay, Vice Chairman

Gerald Koppenhafer, Commissioner of Deeds

Travis Anderson, County Administrator

Ian MacLaren, County Attorney

Kim Percell, County Clerk




MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to accept the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated July 19, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.


PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comments were made.


2021 FINANCIAL AUDIT: Chris Majors with Majors and Haley P.C. presented the December 31, 2021 audit for review.  Mr. Majors gave an overview of the audit report.  Topics discussed included; the General Fund, the Road & Bridge Fund, the Social Services Fund, the Capital Fund, other Governmental Funds, the Landfill Fund, the Public Health Fund, the Conservation Trust Fund, the Clara Ormiston Fund, the Emergency Telephone Fund, the Sheriff’s Forfeiture Fund, the Revolving Loan Fund, the Lodgers Tax Fund, the Emergency Reserve Fund, the Contingent Fund, and the Law Enforcement Authority Fund.  Other topics discussed included; total expenditures, federal monies, the Highway Report and the County’s budgeting process.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to accept this presentation of the 2021 Audit for Montezuma County.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)

BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT: It being the time set aside, the Board of Social Services was conducted.  Director, Gina Montoya and Finance Officer, Lori Higgins were present.  (See attached)



DOLORES BIKE TRAIL EASEMENT AGREEMENT:  Attorney MacLaren presented for approval the amended Dolores Bike Trail Easement Agreement.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the easement agreement with terms and conditions between Dry Fork LLC., whose address is 673 Riverside Avenue, Mancos, Co., and Montezuma County.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)


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


COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren no report given.


COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson reported that he had been having budget discussions, Department Head meetings, and had attended a meeting with the Cortez City Manager, Drew Sanders.


COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay reported he would be attending the Cortez City Council meeting.  Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended NACO meeting.   Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended NACO meeting and the Wildland Commission presentation.


CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:


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






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Jim Candelaria (District 1) Phone: (970) 749-3841

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Kent Lindsay (District 2) Phone: (970) 560-1471

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Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3) Phone: 970-749-0262
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