BOCC Minutes May 10, 2022

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

May 10, 2022

 

 

                                                                                                                              

STATE OF COLORADO           )

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COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA   )

 

 

 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday May 10, 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

Shalako Powers, County Administrator

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 May 3, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed Single Lot Development and AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by Gary & Jaclyn Fisher, on property located at 24537 Road N, Cortez, CO, consisting of 81.65 acres, more or less, located north of Road N, west of Road 25, situated in Section 3, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were 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.  Public Comment was made by Carol Taylor.  Hearing no further public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the proposed single lot development and AR3-9 rezoning application, submitted by Gary and Jaclyn Fisher, on property located at 24537 Road N, Cortez.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

LETTER OF SUPPORT: Administrator Shak Powers, presented a letter of support addressed to Holly Conn regarding the Mountain Roots 2022 LFPP application for the Southwest Colorado Hub-and-Node Connectivity Project.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the letter of support for the Mountain Roots 2022 LFPP application for the Southwest Colorado Hub-and-Node Connectivity Project.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed High Impact Permit Application, submitted by Snyder Mama Holdings, LLC; agent: Christopher Snyder, on property located at 1521 N. Mildred Road, Cortez, CO, consisting of 3.48 acres, more or less, located north of Road N, west of Road 25, situated in Section 23, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mona Snyder and Brooke Snyder were present.  Chris Snyder joined the meeting virtually.  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.  Public comment was made by Allen Maez.  Hearing no further public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the proposed high impact permit application, submitted by Snyder Mama Holdings, LLC; agent: Christopher Snyder, on property located at 1521 N. Mildred Road, Cortez, CO.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed High Impact Permit Application and Rezoning Application, submitted by CBERT Cortez, LLC; agent: Kasey Bell, on property located at 26757 Road M, Cortez, CO, consisting of 1.50 acres, more or less, located north of Road M, west of Hwy 145, situated in Section 12, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Kasey and Taryn Bell were 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.  Public comment was made by Melanie McDonald, Rich McDonald and Tim Lanier.  Hearing no further public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to continue this public hearing until 9:10 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Melanie McDonald discussed the proposed CBERT, LLC/ Kasey Bell application.  Tim Lanier discussed the month of May as Foster Care Month.

 

SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell along with County Fair Board Member, Mary Bramwell, presented a special event liquor license application from the Montezuma County Fair Board, for events to be held from July 28th through August 6, 2022, at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the special events liquor license for the County Fair, for dates July 28th, through August 6, 2022.  Second 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; the delivery and set up for the detective vehicles, yearly departmental mileage reports,  current market issues with vehicle replacements, a proposed Landfill / Maintenance vehicle swap, the 2023 vehicle purchase plan and the development of a Department vehicle share program. 

 

GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS: Maintenance Supervisor, Dustin Sattler met with the Commissioners to report on the grounds and buildings.  Topics discussed included; the semi-annual filter change at the Combined Courts Building,  mowing operations, summer set up for irrigation, a fence for the new generator, the generator meter installation, the Social Services interview room door project and a scheduled walk through at the Fairgrounds to review the proposed steer washer project. 

 

IT: IT Director, Jim McClain met with the Commissioners to present his monthly report.  Director McClain discussed; the new generator start up, a major power outage event and the backup plan, the attended Broadband Summit, a visit from the State Broadband Liaison, a June 2nd Regional Broadband meeting, the development of mock emergency internet outage event, coordination with regional County GIS departments for accurate mapping and collaboration with the State Broadband Office for the development of a grant process.    

 

GIS MAPPING: GIS Manager, Doug Roth and Mapping Specialist, Rachel Medina met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included; the development of an Interactive Wildfire Mitigation Map, scheduling the public hearing to adopt the 2022 Official Road Map, a budgeted invoice in the amount of $14,736.27 for the Apollo Mapping LLC., imagery project and the resignation of Mapping Specialist Rachel Medina.  (See attached)

 

UNFINSHED BUSINESS: Administrator Powers discussed a County Annex, fee waiver request, from Lynn Soukup, for the Spark the Change Colorado, Harvest Pack Project.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to waive the fees for the pre-packaged food, Spark Colorado.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed the Weber Canyon / Road 41 lawsuit, the Road Y case, an attended tour of a property south of town regarding a Land Use Code violation, a recent law change pertaining to Land Use Code violations and the closure of a child protection case. 

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, presented for approval a letter of support, addressed to the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. CO Strategic Wildfire Action Program, Landscape Resilience Investment selection committeeCommissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the letter of support for the Mancos Conservation District’s submission, for the Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program, Landscape Resilience Investment grant.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Other topics discussed included; an invite to participate in the Section 106 process for the Yellow Jacket / Flowdine park grazing reissuance and the submitted grant applications for the Path of Mesa Verde.  (See attached)

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT:  Administrator Shak Powers discussed an $8,000.00 quote for a Load Study on the proposed Fairground Solar Field Project, the submittal of the 2 year plan for the Community Intervention Program, the attended Recovery and Resiliency Group meeting, an attended joint Economic Development / Region 9 meeting and the attended Young People in Recovery meeting. 

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported on discussions held regarding the Zwicker / (NRCS) Natural Resources Conservation Service request.  Commissioner Lindsay discussed the scheduled Cortez City Council meeting and the Motocross National Championship winner Eli TomacCommissioner Candelaria gave a legislative update, reported on a discussion with Representative, Barbara McLachlan, a discussion with Road Superintendent Englehart regarding constituent road issues, a phone call discussion with Senator Hickenlooper regarding housing issues, participation in the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde event, the funds returned to the community youth programs by the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde event, an overview of the Monday workshop and the attended 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.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:20 a.m. 

 

 

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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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