PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
May 16, 2023
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday May 16, 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
CHAIRMAN CANDELARIA opened the meeting of May 16, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance.
MINUTES: Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the minutes and proceedings of the E-911 Board of Commissioners, for Montezuma County, for May 8, 2023 and also the Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners, for the May 9th, regular meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures a High Impact/Special Use Permit for Smith’s Materials, LLC; agent: Nathan Barton, on property located at 22186 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, consisting of 50 acres, more or less, located east and west of Hwy 145, situated in Section 22, T.38N, R.14W, N.M.P.M.
Planning Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures a High Impact/Special Use Permit for Daren & Kathy Stone for the existing West View RV Park, on property located at 12092 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, consisting of 25.44 acres, more or less, located north of Road M, east of Hwy 145, situated in Section 7, Township 36N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.
DISCUSSION: Director Haley along with Attorney MacLaren gave updates and discussed properties included within the Land Use Code Violation priority list.
PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.
COUNTY SHERIFF: Sheriff, Steven Nowlin met with the Commissioners to give his monthly report which included the Calls for Service Report, the Jail Report, the Year to Date Transport Report, the Perdium and Cost for Travel Report, the Total Monthly Inmate Report, the Monthly Arrests Report, the Dolores County Billing Report, the City of Cortez Billing Report, the DOC Holds Report, the Operational Expense Report and the Monies Paid to the General Fund Report. Other topics discussed included; VIN inspections, inmate transports, per day inmate charges and the DOC housing fees. Sheriff Nowlin presented the Forest Service #20-LE-11021300-031 Grant Agreement between the San Juan National Forest and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office for the Region 2 Law Enforcement & Investigations Project. The discussion was tabled at this time, to allow Sheriff Nowlin a chance to revisit the patrol mileage rate and the Deputy hourly wage rate. (See attached)
COUNTY CORONER: Coroner, George Deavers met with the Commissioners to give the monthly report. The April 2023 reported numbers included; 19 coroner cases, 10 hospice deaths, 7 autopsies, 1 motor vehicle accident, 0 suicides, 0 overdose deaths and 1 homicide. The Year to date Totals included; 100 total cases, 55 coroner cases, 45 hospice deaths, 20 autopsies, 4 motor vehicle accident, 3 suicides, 0 overdose deaths and 1 homicide. Corner Deavers reported that the numbers had changed over the previous weekend. The updated numbers included; 104 total cases, 59 Coroner cases, 23 Autopsies, and 6 (MVA) Motor Vehicle Accidents. (See attached)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Emergency Manager, Jim Spratlen met with the Commissioner to give a monthly report. Manager Spratlen presented for review and discussion the Forecast Hydrograph for the Dolores, Mancos, Lost Canyon Creek, Rico and McPhee Reservoir. Manager Spratlen also gave a review of the Monthly Situational Report. Topics discussed within the report included; fire predictions, lightning strikes, controlled burns, training on the new Everbridge dashboard, the 2022 Emergency Management Performance Grant $46,793.70 payment, incident action plans, support plans, the completion for the 2024-2026 (IPP) Integrated Preparedness Plan and the County (TEP) Training and Exercise Plans, Incident Management Team, the All Hazards Regional Plan, Stake Holder meetings and the Generator Grant applications. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Contract Amendment #1, Original Contract #2023*0441, Air Quality contract between the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was presented for approval. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign Contract Amendment #1, contract number 2023*0441 with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: The Approved Task Order Contract – Waiver #154, Emergency Preparedness Program Grant, between the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment was presented for approval. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the Task Order Contract – Waiver #154, between the Colorado Department of Health Safety and Environment and the Montezuma County, Board of County Commissioners. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held, regarding the Sheriff’s invoice for the Siren Contract with the Town of Dolores. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the expenditure from the Gaming Grant, for the contract for the Town of Dolores siren. Second Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held, regarding the Sheriff Department’s invoices for the Patrol Car Up-fitting. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the up-fitting of the patrol cars for the Sheriff, as invoice relates, with the money to be taken out of the Gamming Grant. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: The Commissioners were in agreement to move forward with a discussion, regarding the updated Contract between the Board of County Commissioners and the Town of Dolores.
RESOLUTION: Resolution #12-2023, a resolution appointing Montezuma County’s Voting Member to the Dispatch Accountability Committee was presented for approval. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve Resolution #12-2023, a resolution appointing Montezuma County’s Voting Member to the Dispatch Accountability Committee, and that will be Kent Lindsay as the primary and Travis Anderson as the secondary. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held, regarding the Cortez Dispatch IGA. The Commissioners were in agreement, that no formal action would be taken at this time.
DISCUSSION: A discussion was held, regarding the disbursement of the Mounted Patrol/County Owned Property. Commissioner Lindsay moved to publicly disperse the inventory for the Mounted Patrol program, except one shed unit, which consists of the shed, tack room, the panels that go around it, and also the trailer. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
RESOLUTION: Resolution #11-2023, a Resolution Amending the 2022 Budget was presented for approval. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve Resolution 11-2023, a resolution to amend the 2022 budget. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
COUNTY GRANT COORDINATOR: Grant Coordinator, Robert Dobry met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included; a 2023 total of $2,691,000.00 grant submittals, the grant priority list, fiber grants, Road and Bridge grants, infrastructure funding and the County grant application procedures. Coordinator Dobry presented for discussion, a Montezuma County Grant Application Submission Form. The Commissioner were in agreement to use the form. (See attached)
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Ironwood Case, participation in the interview process for the Department of Social Services Director position and child welfare hearings.
ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed day to day business, a new employee benefit software program, the Department of Social Services Director position interviews, a discussion with Chief Knuckles regarding security for the Fair Board’s 4-H concert, a meeting to discuss Proposition 123, the Affordable Housing meeting and a follow up on the County Road 25 issue.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported on the attended Mancos Town Council Meeting and his possible appointment to the Governor’s Task Force on the Colorado River. Commissioner Lindsay discussed the attended Mounted Patrol inventory review, the Monday workshop meeting and reported on the attended Cortez City Council meeting. Commissioner Candelaria discussed the Department of Social Services Director position interviews and announced that Kelly Hargraves had been offered and accepted the position. Commissioner Candelaria also discussed the attended 12 Hours of Mesa Verde event, the Mounted Patrol inventory review and gave an overview of the Monday Workshop.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Commissioner Lindsay moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:27 a.m.
MONTEZUMA COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING: 1:30 p.m.
Clerk May 16, 2023 Chairman