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BOCC Minutes May 2, 2023



May 2, 2023





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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday May 2, 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 2, 2023 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners, Colorado for Tuesday, April 25, 2023 as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Allen Maez.

ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT: Road Superintendent, Rob Englehart met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Superintendent Englehart presented the road and bridge schedule for the dates of May 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023 and gave an overview of the type of work scheduled.  Other topics discussed included; the Dolores Norwood Road, Road P flood repairs, Road 36 flood repairs, the 2023 Road project options, an update on the Alkali Bridge Project and mag chloride projects.  (See attached)

NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included: participation in the Home and Garden show, past and future events, pictures of properties before and after treatment, currently blooming plants, managing annuals, the Backpack Sprayer Program, plants coming up that need treatment soon and homemade treatments.  Scheduled events include; Herbicide 101 May 9th and June 6th, Plant ID June 6th, July 11th and August 5th, and the Re-seeding Seminars scheduled on May 23rd and September 19th.  (See attached)

LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2023 Landfill budget spread sheet.  Manager Jarmon reported that he had received two letters from the CDPHE.  One regarding a change to the waste tire rules, concerning rate reductions and the other regarding a storm water permit renewal.  Other topics discussed included the compost pad and an update on the Carver Field project.  (See attached)


FAIRGROUNDS: Fairgrounds Manager, Justin McGuire gave his monthly report which included the year to date numbers.  Year to date numbers included; 13960 in attendance, Revenues at $51,459.49 and Expenditures at $72,925.55.  A discussion was held regarding past and future events scheduled at the Fairgrounds.  Other topics discussed included; scheduled events in the meeting rooms, the transformer upgrade at the lower barns, wire upgrades to the Poultry/Goat barns, the Outdoor Restroom Remodel, the Fire Suppression System, painting the stage, a proposed users agreement for local municipalities to use the stage, the proposed Montezuma Water Co. / Montezuma County agreement and the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo gravel project.  (See attached)




DISCUSSION: The request to expand the usage of the County parking lot for the Cortez Farmers Market was denied at this time.


DISCUSSION: A discussion was held, regarding the Economic Development Organization Action Grant Award in the amount of $26,000.00.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the Economic Development Organization Action Grant Award.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)


DISCUSSION: A discussion was held in regards to the LOR Foundation Funding for the Fairgrounds Flea Market.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to sign the LOR Foundation funding grant for the Fairgrounds Flea market. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren presented for approval the General Service Agreement project #25346-MTF C320-007 Montezuma Co. PTMV PH Segment A Phase 3 Alignment Selection.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to authorize the Administrator to sign the General Service Agreement for project #25346-MTF C320-007 Montezuma Co. PTMV PH2 Segment A Phase 3 Alignment Selection with Scott Belonger authorized OTAK representative. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See Attached)

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed the attended (CCCMA) Colorado City & County Management Association conference, Proposition 123, Senate Bill-213 and the scheduled property tax zoom meeting.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported on the attended NRA Banquet, and Southwest Water legislative discussions. Commissioner Lindsay reported on the attended Cortez City Council meeting, constituent discussions, Senate Bill-213, the proposed property tax bill and the State of Colorado Government.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended Housing Authority meeting, gave an overview of the Monday Workshop and the E-911 Board meeting.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: Commissioner Lindsay moved to adjourn, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:





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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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