PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO
May 3, 2022
STATE OF COLORADO )
COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA )
At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday May 3, 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 (Virtual)
Kim Percell, County Clerk
MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the minutes for Tuesday, April 26, 2022, as presented. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.
PLANNING: Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures a Mylar for a Variance submitted by Ruben & Pauline Jasso, Lot #50 of the Summit Lake West Unit l Major Subdivision, at 14517 Road 35.9, Mancos, CO, consisting of 1.21 acres, more or less, located south of Hwy 184, west of Road 35.9, situated in Section 33, T.37N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.
Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision & Rezoning, submitted by Douglas & Cindy Coulon, on property located at 21624 Road S, Cortez, CO, consisting of 17.42 acres, more or less, located west of Hwy 491, south of Road S, situated in Section 30, T.37N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.
Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Subdivision Amendment Application to the Four Corners Encampment Subdivision, submitted by Richard & Dixie Simmons and ASI Communications, Inc., on properties located at 24515 Road 37, consisting of 1.02 acres, more or less and 24516 Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, consisting 3.95 acres, more or less, both located east of Hwy 145, situated in Section 11, T.38N, R.14W, N.M.P.M.
Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Subdivision Amendment Application to the Mancos Hills Major Subdivision, submitted by Erik Nordstrom & Shanti Savage, on properties located at 41952 Road J.75, consisting of 3.39 acres, more or less and TBD Road J.75, consisting 3.03 acres, more or less, Mancos, CO, both located north of Hwy 160, situated in Section 28, T.36N, R.13W, N.M.P.M.
PUBLIC COMMENT: No Public comment.
LODGERS TAX COMMITTEE: Committee Secretary, Brian Bartlett met with the Commissioners to give the recommendations for the 2022 Tax Fund Disbursements. Recommendations included: Dolores Chamber $45,000.00, Mancos Chamber $50,000.00, Cortez Cultural Center $34,000.00, Galloping Goose Historical and Museum $10,000.00, Mesa Verde Country $100,000.00, Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo $2,500.00, Administrative Marketing for Grant Application Awareness $200.00, Southwest Colorado Canyon Alliance $5,000.00, Cortez Chamber $0.00, Mancos Common Press $0.00. Four Corners Geo Tourism $2.500.00, the Colorado Welcome Center $15,000.00, and Montezuma County Cares $0.00. Totaling $264,200.00. Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the expenditures of the Lodgers Tax funds as presented. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
PROCLAMATION: Corey Robinson met with the Commissioners to present a “RIDE YOUR BIKE TO WORK DAY” proclamation for May 20, 2022. Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the proclamation for “Ride Your Bike to Work Day”. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried, (See attached)
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, 2022 through June 3, 2022 and gave an overview of the type of work scheduled. Other topics discussed included; safety measures for County road crews, compliance for road closure signs, the Water Shortage Programs, the yearly road blading projects, the purchased generator and a BLM parking area on Road 39.
Administrator Powers presented for approval the State of Colorado Department of Transportation, #BRO C320-004 (22521) contract for the Alkali Bridge Project, in the amount of $1,825,000.00. Commissioner Lindsay moved to DocuSign, the agreement for project #BR0 C320-004(22521), with the State of Colorado. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. (See attached)
FAIRGROUNDS: Fairgrounds Manager, Justin McGuire was not available to give a report.
LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2022 Landfill budget spread sheet. Topics discussed with the report included: the annual CDPHE inspection, a deposit into the Post Closure Account, the delivery of the BOMAG machine, clay testing, overburden removal and wind closures. (See attached)
COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed the development of an access release for the creation of a Social Services / Emergency Management data base and the Weber Canyon / Road 41 lawsuit.
NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, presented for approval, two letters of support addressed to Colorado Department of Transportation. One letter of support, in reference to the SWTPR Funding Request Segment A Preliminary Engineering and ROW’s and the second letter of support, in reference to SWTPR Funding Request Segment C&D Mancos Side for local match, broad band conduit and concrete surface. Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the letter of support to the Colorado Department of Transportation Southwest TPR Funding Request Segment C&D Mancos Side for local match, broad band conduit and concrete surface. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the request to the Southwest TPR Board for the Segment A Preliminary Engineering and ROW’s. Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)
NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report. Topics discussed included: Myrtle and Leafy Spurge, Blue Mustard,, Red-stem Filaree, Hoary cress – whitetop, Kochia, Russian Thistle, property visits, the backpack loaner program, cost share applications, treated areas on County property, roadside treatments, education, knapweed treatments, the Phreatophyte Project and future prescribed burns. (See attached)
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: Administrator Shak Powers presented for approval the Public Health Department’s, Immunization Contract #19FHHA108935, Amendment Contract #2022*3197 Amendment #5. Commissioner Lindsay moved to DocuSign the Contract Amendment #5 with the Colorado Department of Public Health. Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried. Other topics discussed included the Montezuma Roadmap Regional Team Meeting, a Homegrown Talent Initiative, Business Education connections, Potential Strategies and proposed CCI coordination to develop programs to allow a younger work age. (See attached)
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay discussed the attended Cortez City Council meeting, Senate Bill 22-230, constituent discussions, the City of Cortez resurfacing projects and red flag wind warnings. Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended Cortez City Council meeting, the attended Mancos Town Board meeting, the attended Native Fish Monitoring & Recommendation Team meeting, the attended NRA banquet and the Zwicker (NRCS) Natural Resources Conservation Service request. Commissioner Candelaria discussed the attended Cortez City Council meeting, the Southwest Colorado Regional Broadband Summit, a NACO Transportation meeting, a Health Needs Assessment interview, the Region 9 meeting, a Housing Authority meeting, CCI legislative discussions, Senate Bill 22-230, the attended Lewis Arriola School’s Hoedown event, the attended Dolores Chamber Banquet and the kickoff event for the Community Intervention Program.
CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: email form Ingrid Ward. (See attached)
MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsay, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 10:50 a.m.
Clerk May 3, 2022 Chairman