PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
June 22, 2021
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday June 22, 2021 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
John C. Baxter, County Attorney
Kim Percell, County Clerk
CHAIRMAN, CANDELARIA opened the meeting of June 22, 2021 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Stevenson moved to accept the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated June 15, 2021 as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley presented for signatures of a Mylar for a proposed Common Lot Line change within The Forks subdivision, submitted by Darrell Jiles, on properties located at 25046 Road 38.1 & TBD Road 38.1, Dolores, CO, both consisting of 1.10 acres, more or less, located east of Road 38.1, south of Hwy 145, situated in Section 1, T.38N, R.14W, N.M.P.M.
Planning Director, Don Haley presented for discussion and approval a proposed Boundary Line Adjustment Application, submitted by Keenan and Beverlee Ertel, on property located at 11510 Road 26, Cortez, CO, consisting of 15.47 acres, more or less and Ertel Ranches, LLC, on property located at 26780 Road M, Cortez, CO, consisting of 247.72 acres, more or less, both located south of Road M and east of Road 26, situated in Section 13, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the boundary line adjustment, submitted by Keenan and Beverlee Ertel, on property located at 11510 Road 26, Cortez. Second by Commissioner Stevenson and carried.
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comments were made.
VETERANS SERVICE: Veteran Service Officer, Rick Torres met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. A copy of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, County Veterans Service Officers Monthly Report and Certification of Pay, for the months of April and May 2021 was presented for the record. Other topics discussed included; the April and May 2021 financial report, a review of office activities, unfavorable and favorable decisions, April and May monthly income, year to date income, April and May highlights, the scheduled Veterans Stand Down event, and VA computer systems training. (See attached).
MONTEZUMA COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MCCO): MCCO Manager, Jennifer Morris met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included; 629 total rides in May, 126 Meals on Wheels deliveries, Medicaid rides, a need for additional drivers, a proposed van purchase, the wraps for the vans, next year’s grant applications and fixed route grants. Manager Morris presented for approval the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Contract for the Montezuma County Public Transportation. Commissioner Stevenson moved to sign the agreement with the San Juan Basin Area Agency contract. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
PUBLIC HEALTH: Public Health Director Bobbie Lock, along with Coordinators, Arlina Yazzie and Katie Maxwell, met with the Commissioners to discuss the Colorado National Collaboration for Suicide Prevention and Essentials for Childhood. Ms. Yazzie gave an overview of the Colorado National Collaborative. Ms. Maxwell gave an overview of the Essentials for Childhood Program. (See attached)
BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT: It being the time set aside, the Board of Social Services was conducted. Finance Officer, Lori Higgins and LueAnn Everett were present. Mrs. Everett presented, for approval the Colorado Works, Memorandum of Understanding between the State of Colorado, Department of Human Services and the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the Memorandum of Understanding with the State of Colorado, Department of Human Services. Seconded by Commissioner Stevenson and carried. (See attached)
SENIOR SERVICES: Jonathon G. Parker met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report on the Senior Services programs. Topics discussed included the completion of the floor replacement project, additional meal days for the Dolores site, a new manager at the Mancos site and escalating food costs. Director Parker presented for approval the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Contract for the Montezuma Senior Services. Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging, contract. Second by Commissioner Stevenson and carried. (See attached)
ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT: Road Superintendent, Rob Englehart met with the Commissioners to discuss a proposed purchase of a Kubota KX080-4 excavator and a DML/HY-100 VT Melcher. Commissioner Lindsay moved to authorize Superintendent Englehart to purchase the Kubota excavator/ mulcher from Southwest Ag. Inc. in the amount of $126,804.00. Second by Commissioner Stevenson and carried. (See attached)
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: President and CEO Tara Kiene met with the commissioners to give an update on the Community Connections programs. Topics discussed included; a reopening of the Pine Street Day Program, the continuation of some of virtual classes, face-to-face contacts with case managers, the Festival of Wreaths event, the support received from Montezuma County and job opportunity coordination from Community Connections. (If interested call Community Connections at 970-259-2464.)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Administrator Powers gave an update on the proposed Dispatch Inter Governmental Agreement.
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, John Baxter discussed the Road Y complaint, Colorado Revised Statutes regarding the SRS fund disbursements and jury trials. Attorney Baxter gave an update on the residential classification decision from the Board of Assessment Appeal for the Ankiewicz Family Revocable Trust case. Attorney Baxter recommended the collection of all fees due under the County’s Land Use Code for a residential property.
NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, no report given.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: On behalf of the CSU Extension Office, Administrator Powers discussed opportunities to complete the Extension, CSU community survey, and gave an update on the potential Demand Management Impacts. (See attached)
EXPENDITURES REPORT: Administrator Powers presented the April 2021 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports for approval. Commissioner Stevenson moved to pay the April bills in the amount of $3,821,763.19, less the amount already approved for Social Services in the amount of $1,625,793.37. Seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay discussed constituent phone calls, received emails, the scheduled City of Cortez Council meeting and the passing of AAA Chairman, Tom Butler.
Commissioner Stevenson discussed the attended Emergency and Disaster training through the Homeland Security, constituent phone calls and County follow up on the Road 21 property clean-up issue.
Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended Emergency and Disaster training through the Homeland Security, and gave an overview of the following Monday workshop discussions; the Magellan Strategies LLC presentation, a personnel executive session, the scheduled CSU visit, and SRS funding. Commissioner Candelaria also gave an update on the CCI legislative call.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:
MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsay seconded by Commissioner Stevenson and carried.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:20 a.m.