BOCC Minutes November 1, 2022

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

November 1, 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 November 1, 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

Travis Anderson, County Administrator

Ian MacLaren, County Attorney

Kim Percell, County Clerk

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN, CANDELARIA opened the meeting of November 1, 2022 with the Pledge of Allegiance

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the minutes of the Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners Montezuma County, Colorado dated Tuesday, October 25, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination of a proposed Subdivision Amendment and AR3-9 Rezoning Application to Lot #2 of the Hover Family Tracts 3 Lot Moderate Subdivision, submitted by Glen & Ruth Hover, on property located at 29621 Road M, Dolores, CO, consisting of 12.44 acres, more or less, located east of Road 29, north of Road M, situated in Section 9, T.36N, R.15W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.   Mr. and Mrs. Hover 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.  Hearing no public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the proposed subdivision amendment and AR3-9 rezoning application to lot #2 of the Hover Family Tracts 3 Lot Moderate Subdivision, submitted by Glen & Ruth Hover, on property located at 29621 Road M, Dolores.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer. With two votes in favor from Commissioners Lindsay and Koppenhafer and one vote against from Commissioner Candelaria the motion carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PLANNING: Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Subdivision Amendment and AR3-9 Rezoning to Lot #2 of the Hover Family Tracts 3 Lot Moderate Subdivision, submitted by Glen & Ruth Hover, on property located at 29621 Road M, Dolores, CO, consisting of 12.44 acres, more or less, located east of Road 29, north of Road M, situated in Section 9, T.36N, R.15W, N.M.P.M.

 

Director, Haley along with Assistant, Duncan presented for signatures of a Mylar for a Boundary Line Adjustment of the Simmons Single Lot Development, submitted by Patsy Lou Simmons; agent: Dennis Giesler, on property located at 25409 Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 21.16 acres, more or less, situated east of Road 25, north of Road H, situated in Section 35, T.36N, R.16W, N.M.P.M.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Dexter Gill. (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 month of November, 2022 and gave an overview of the work scheduled.  Other topics discussed included; the delivery of the ordered blades, annual checks and DOT inspections for the snow plows. (See attached)

 

NOXIOUS WEED DEPARTMENT: Weed Department Manager, Bonnie Loving met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included; a local population of Cyprus Spurge, Russian Knapweed treatments and areal maps of treated property, RCPP, Non-native phreatophyte removal projects, funding, the 2022 Fall Applicator Training event, upcoming projects and future needs.  (See attached)

 

LANDFILL: Landfill Manager, Mel Jarmon gave his monthly report which included the 2022 Landfill budget spread sheet.  Topics discussed with the report included; a proposed hazard waste program, the trash pick-up event on Road G sponsored by Osprey Packs, chips coming in from the Ironwood property, delivery of the new county vehicle, and the new compost windrow turner.  Manager Jarmon gave 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; 59,110 in attendance, Revenues at $78,875.99 and Expenditures at $208,191.92.  A discussion was held regarding past and future events scheduled at the Fairgrounds.  Other topics discussed included; a scheduled meeting with Montezuma Water Company to discuss the fire suppression system.  A discussion was held regarding a proposed Commissary Agreement.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve Manager McGuire, to enter in to a contract for the commercial kitchen, for an event to produce a CBD product, for hemp processing.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)

 

MONTEZUMA COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MCCO): MCCO Manager, Jennifer Morris met with the Commissioners to present for approval, the updated Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for MOCO Public Transportation Adopted as of 4/27/2021.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for MOCO Public Transportation adopted as of 4/27/2021.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

CSU EXTENSION OFFICE: Extension Director, Emily Lockard met with the Commissioners for a monthly report.  Topics of the discussion included; the recent office closure due to flooding, posting the available 4-H position, the Program Assistant position, the CSU Advisory Board and Bylaws, the Achievement Night event, a Young Professionals award presented to Director Lockard, attendance at the CSU yearly forum event, a presentation for the High Desert Conservation District, the attended Annie’s Project Stakeholder meeting, a Drought Plan Program, the Incentive Program, the Master Gardner Classes, the scheduled Statewide Food Summit, a proposed Master Irrigator Course and the Rangeland Restoration Project.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

DISCUSSION: The Detention Center cooler & freezer discussion.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept Urban Country Services bid for the freezer condenser and evaporator replacement at the jail, in the amount of $25,500.00.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.   (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding the BOCC Appointed Board Positions.  The list was reviewed and updated. There will be further discussion to review terms and bylaws.

FAIRBOARD APPOINTMENTS: Letters of interest were received from Tammy Hampton and Jessica Thurman.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to appoint Tammy Hampton and Jessica Thurman to the Montezuma County Fair Board, to complete the two terms that were vacated.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.   (See attached)

 

RESOLUTION #13-2022: The Commissioners were in agreement to postpone this discussion to the E911 Board Meeting scheduled November 7, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

 

DISCUSSION: A discussion was held regarding requests to waive the Annex fees for upcoming events.  It was agreed that the item would be placed on the November 15, 2022 agenda for determination.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Ironwood property compliance case, a Land Use Code complaint for a property on Road P and the Social Service’s Child protection cases.

 

NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, met with the Commissioner to give a weekly report.  Topics discussed included; the Big Game Resource Management Plan, the attended CWPP stakeholders meeting, the scheduled Economic Development Team meeting, the scheduled SW Co. CFLRP Coordinating Council meeting, the scheduled BLM Gunnison Sage Grouse meeting,  the scheduled Office of Economic Development meeting to discuss the Outdoor Recreation Grant and the Chicken Creek Trail reroute proposal from the Forest Service.

Director, Dietrich, presented for approval a letter of support, addressed to the Southwest District RAC, attention Shawn Reinhardt, in regards to the re-appointment of James Dietrich to the BLM Southwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council (SWRAC).  Commissioner Lindsay moved to sign the letter of support for James Dietrich, for the (RAC) Resource Advisory Council.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson, no report given.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Koppenhafer reported that he had attended a virtual Commissioner Orientation, that he had not attended the Mancos Town Council meeting and constituent discussion.  Commissioner Lindsay reported on the attended Cortez City Council meeting, the 5X5 breakfast meeting, and constituent discussions.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed an attended Candidate forum, and interview with the One Small Step Program, the attended S.W. T.P.R. meeting, the Housing Authority meeting, the 5X5 Breakfast meeting and a review of the Monday Workshop.

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN: was made by Commissioner Lindsey, seconded by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted:

 

MEETING ADJOURNED: 11:08 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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