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BOCC Minutes November 22, 2022



November 22, 2022






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At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday November 22, 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 22, 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, November 15, 2022, as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.


PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Jessica Thurman met with the Commissioner to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included; the Road Maps Implementation, the Colorado Brownsfield Partnership and revitalizing commercial properties.


PUBLIC HEALTH: Public Health Director Bobbie Lock met with the Commissioner to give a monthly report.  Director Lock gave an update on staffing.  Other topics discussed included; the Secure Transport Licensing Process, the Montezuma Injury Prevention Coalition (MIPC), a float for the parade of lights event, the Child Passenger Safety Seat Program, an update on Communicable Diseases and vaccination clinics.


BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES MONTHLY REPORT: It being the time set aside, the Board of Social Services was conducted.  Finance Officer, Lori Higgins and LueAnn Everett were present.   (See attached)


VETERANS SERVICE: Veteran Service Officer, Sara Kuhn met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  A copy of the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, County Veterans Service Officers Monthly Report and Certification of Pay, October, 2022 was presented for the record.  Other topics discussed included; the October, 2022 financial report, a review of office activities, statistical data, the indirect income to Montezuma County and medical office closures.  (See attached).


MONTEZUMA COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MCCO): MCCO Manager, Jennifer Morris met with the Commissioners to give a monthly report.  Topics discussed included; ride statistics, staffing, an update on the new van, the Fixed Bus Route project and the IT Grant.




LIQUOR LICENSE: Deputy Clerk, Jerri Frizzell presented for approval a liquor license renewal application for, Double R Liquors, LLC, DBA Double R Liquors, located at 18794 Hwy 491, Lewis Co. 81327.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the fermented malt beverage liquor license renewal application, for Double R Liquors, located at 18794 Hwy 491, Lewis Co.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  (See attached)


NATURAL RESOURCES, PLANNING & PUBLIC LANDS: Resource Director, James Dietrich, met with the Commissioner to give a weekly report.  Topics discussed included; the Paths to Mesa Verde Project, the attended Affordable Housing Strategic Plan, the CFLRP Coordinating Committee and (DWARF) Dolores Watershed and Resilient Forrest Collaborative meetings.


COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed the documents accompanying the licensure applications for the licensure secure vehicles.


COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson, discussed the Sky Mesa Estates property tax, an attended zoom Public Purchase meeting, the architect drawings for the Fairgrounds Restroom Project, a meeting with the Brownsfield / CDPHE, the Mountain West meeting and the Fair Board meeting.


PAYABLE EXPENDITURE REPORT: Administrator Anderson presented for approval, the October 2022 Accounts Payable Expenditure Reports in the amount of $4,010,239.66.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to approve the financials for October of 2022, in the amount of $4,010,239.66.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.   (See attached)


COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics discussed within the Commissioners reports included: Commissioner Lindsay discussed the Monday Workshop, the E911 Board meeting, constituent discussions and the scheduled Cortez City Council meeting. Commissioner Koppenhafer gave an update on the completed Ground Hog Project.  Commissioner Candelaria discussed an attended meeting with the Attorney, the Monday Workshop, the E911 Board and Fair Board meetings.


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


CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: Email from Ingrid Ward.







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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)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Kent Lindsay (District 2)
Contact Montezuma County Commissioner Gerald Koppenhafer (District 3)