PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
March 14, 2023
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday March 14, 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 (Absent)
Malinda Fuller, Chief Deputy Clerk
CHAIRMAN CANDELARIA opened the meeting of March 14, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, Colorado for Tuesday, March 14, 2023 as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
DISCUSSION: Planning & Zoning Chairman, Zac Fahrion presented recommendation for After-The-Fact applications. Topics included compliance with Land Use Code for non-compliant properties, one year grace period, exemptions and subdivision.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures of a Commercial Planned Unit Development Amendment and High Impact/Special Use Permit, submitted by Circle C RV Park & Campground, Inc.; agents: Lana Kelly & John Godbout, on property located at 28000 Road T, Dolores, CO, consisting of 14 acres, more or less, located south of Road T, west of Hwy 145, situated in Section 19, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.
Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Single Lot Development and AR3-9 Rezoning, submitted by Huston & Connie Anderson; agent: Upper Road 42 Water Association, on property located at 13750 Road 42, Mancos, CO, consisting of 63.11 acres, more or less, located north of Hwy 160, east of Road 42, situated in Section 2, Township 36N, Range 13W, N.M.P.M
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment made.
DISCUSSION: 12 Hours of Mesa Verde – Capp Allen, Dani Gregory, Jay Balfour and Kirk Underwood presented for use of the Fairground and permission to serve beer at the event. Commissioner Lindsey moved to approve the use of the Fairgrounds for the 12 hours of Mesa Verde. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2023 Landfill budget spread sheet. Topics discussed with the report included bids for revised liner bids, grants, and proposed sales of compost and January 2023 budget. Commissioner Lindsey moved to accept the Simbeck bid for the amount of $33145.00. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
VEHICLE MAINTENANCE: Road & Bridge Equipment Manager, Shane Higman met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included surplus vehicles, new vehicles and swapping consoles. (See attached)
GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS: Maintenance Supervisor, Dustin Sattler reported on the grounds and buildings. Topics included the leak in the Clerk’s office, moving election equipment, pushing snow and cleaning up the fallen tree in front of the Administration Building.
GIS MAPPING: Mapping Specialist, Nolan Notah met with the Commissioners to give his monthly report. Topics discussed included the recent update of the Conservation and Recreation maps and Emergency Manager’s use of the Field map for Search and Rescue and Emergency Services. (See attached)
Forrest Service District Ranger, Derek Padilla met with the Commissioners to give updates on various projects including filling the Field Manager position.
Canyon of the Ancients National Monument Manager, Ray O’Neal reported to the Commissioners regarding floor project, new road and restrooms and proposal to allow KCW pass holders entry into the museum and how the pass fees are dispersed.
Us Forest Service: Acting Ranger Shauna Jensen gave updates to the Commissioners of the following topics; NEPA updates, Dolores Rec Access and Infrastructure Improvement Project, Chicken Creek CE adjustment to trails, Load Tech Process Base Registration and Fire Shop
DISCUSSION: SWORD Opiate Settlement Memorandum of Understanding. Commissioner Lindsey moved to sign the Intergovernmental Agreement Colorado Local Government Opioid Participation Forms. Seconded by Commissioner Candelaria and the motion was carried.
DISCUSSION: A brief discussion was held related to CSU Extension employee’s use of county vehicles.
DISCUSSION: Administrator, Travis Anderson presented for approval the JAG Grant. Commissioner Lindsey moved to sign the Jag Grant Federal Award # 2019-MU-BX-0080 in the amount of $29,380.00. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried.
LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented for approval a liquor license application for Globally Kitchen Inspired Kitchens LLC located at 41900 US Highway 160 W, Mancos Co. Commissioner Lindsey moved to approve the Colorado Liquor Retail License Application for Globally Inspired Kitchen LLC located at 41900 US HWY 160 W, Mancos Co. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented a retail liquor or fermented malt beverage license renewal application for, Ancient Echos DBA, Kelly Place Inc. located at 14537 Road G. Cortez. Commissioner Lindsey moved to approve the Colorado Beer and Wine License Renewal Application for Ancient Echos at Kelly Place, doing business at 14537 Road G, Cortez. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented a liquor license renewal for Echo Basin Ranch LLC, located at 43747 Road M, Mancos. Commissioner Lindsey moved to approve the retail liquor or fermented malt beverage license renewal application for Echo Basin LLC., DBA Echo Basin Ranch at 43747 Road M, Mancos, Co. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed the Ironwood Mill pile situation and an extension for the deadline due to current weather and use of air curtain incinerator.
ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson gave a weekly report. Topics discussed included; meeting with DOLA, update on Social Services Director Montoya retirement and meeting with Department of Military and Veteran Affairs.
PAYABLE EXPENDITURE REPORT: Administrator Anderson presented for approval, the January, 2023 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports in the amount of $5,561,021.52. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the expenditures of January 1st, 2023 thru January 31st, 2023 of Montezuma County in the amount of $5,561,021.52. Second by Commissioner Candelaria and carried. (See attached)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsey discussed attending the city council meeting and property taxes. Commissioner Candelaria gave updates on meeting with Naomi Dobbs, Bonnie Loving and Senator Simpson regarding a potential bill, workshop, and Dolores town meeting. Commissioner Koppenhafer was unable to report.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Commissioner Lindsey moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Candelaria and carried.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:51 a.m.
Clerk March 14, 2023 Chairman