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BOCC Minutes June 28, 2022



June 28, 2022





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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday June 28, 2022 at the Montezuma County Administration building in Cortez, Colorado, there were present:




Jim Candelaria, Chairman

Kent Lindsay, Vice Chairman

Gerald Koppenhafer, Commissioner of Deeds

Jim McClain, IT Director

Ian MacLaren, County Attorney

Kim Percell, County Clerk




MINUTES: Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated June 21, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.


PLANNING: Planning Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures. an amended Mylar a 2 Lot Minor Subdivision & Rezoning Application, submitted by James E. Lynch Living Trust, on property located at 14767 Road 29.75, Dolores, CO, consisting of 40 acres, more or less, located west of Road 29, east of Road 29.75, situated in Section 33, T.37N., R.15W., N.M.P.M..


PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comments were made.


DISCUSSION: Meredith Burcham, from (CTSI) Colorado Counties Casualty and Property Pool met with the Commissioners to discuss the available Pools and the services CTSI provides. (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)

VETERANS SERVICE: Veteran Service Officer, Sara Kuhn 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, May 2022 was presented for the record.  Other topics discussed included; the May 2022 financial report, a review of office activities, statistical data, the indirect income to Montezuma County, proposed VA clinic closures and the Celebration of Heroes / Million Tree Project scheduled event at 3:00 p.m., on July 14, 2022, at the cemetery.   (See attached).


SENIOR SERVICES: Director Jonathon G. Parker was not available. 


MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING: Attorney, Ian MacLaren presented for approval, the second amendment to the Agreement between Montezuma County and the City of Cortez owned Cortez Community Network Enterprise regarding a Broadband Fiber network.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the second amendment to the agreement between Montezuma County and the City of Cortez, for the Cortez Community Network Enterprise regarding a Broadband Fiber network.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)


RESOLUTION #7-2022 ; Attorney, MacLaren presented for approval Resolution #7-2022, a Resolution Opting Out of the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve Resolution #7-2022, a Resolution Opting Out of the Family Medical Leave Insurance Program, for Montezuma County.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.   (See attached)


UNFINSHED BUSINESS: The CO. STATE OREC GRANTMontezuma County OREC Asset Use and Impact Study and Strategic Plan, was presented for approval.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve, the CO. State OREC Grant, Montezuma County Asset Use and Impact Study and Strategic Plan.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)


COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the attended NCA workgroup meeting and discussed the introduction meeting, for Travis Anderson, the selected finalist for the position of County Administrator scheduled June 29, 2022.


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




COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay discussed constituent calls, the scheduled Cortez City Council meeting and the 4th of July holiday.  Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended NCA meeting.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed the 4th of July holiday, fire restrictions, the NACO Transportation meeting, the Monday Workshop and the Dolores Town Board meeting.     


CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:


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






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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)
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