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BOCC Minutes July 9 2024

BOCC Minutes July 9 2024

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

July 9, 2024

 

 

 

STATE OF COLORADO           )

                                                     ) ss.

COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA   )

 

 

 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday July 9, 2024 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 July 9, 2024 with the Pledge of Allegiance

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, for Tuesday, July 2, 2024 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 regarding a proposed Subdivision Amendment Application to Lot 1 of the Ireland Subdivision and AR3-9 Rezoning submitted by Braden Jones, on property located at 38511 Road H, Mancos, CO, consisting of 20.41 acres, more or less, located east of Hwy 160, north of Road H, situated in Section 36, Township 36N, Range 14W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. Jones was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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.  Public comment was made by Erick Ireland.  Hearing no further public comment that portion of the hearing was closed.  After hearing all the evidence presented Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the proposed Subdivision Amendment Application to Lot 1 of the Ireland Subdivision and AR3-9 Rezoning submitted by Braden Jones, on property located at 38511 Road H, Mancos.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

PLANNING: Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented for signatures, a Mylar for a Subdivision Amendment of Lot B of the Wyatt West Ranch Subdivision & Boundary Line Adjustment, submitted by C&G Slice of Life, LLC, on property located at 13968 Road 42, Mancos, CO, consisting of 28 acres, more or less, and Johnny & Machelle Stinson, on property located at 13750 Road 42, Mancos, CO, consisting of 62 acres, more or less, both located north of Hwy 160 and west of Road 42, situated in Section 2, Township 36N, Range 13W, N.M.P.M

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination regarding a proposed 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision & AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by David Kimble & Falena Hunter, on property located at TBD Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 14.72 acres, more or less, located south of Road H, east of Road 25, situated in Section 2 Township 35N, Range 16W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Mr. Kimble was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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 Koppenhafer moved to approve the 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision & AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by David Kimble & Falena Hunter, on property located at TBD Road H, Cortez, CO, consisting of 14.72 acres, more or less.  Seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson mentioned administrative functions and budget discussions. 

 

COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER: County Clerk, Kim Percell discussed the recently held June Primary and a statutory recount for the HD58 Republican Candidates race.

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination regarding a proposed High Impact Permit Application, submitted by Montezuma Water Company; agent: Steve Bowman, on property located at 27666 Road T, Dolores, CO, consisting of 12.17 acres, more or less, located south of Road T, west of Hwy 145, situated in Section 19 Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Agent, Bowman was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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 High Impact Permit Application, submitted by Montezuma Water Company; agent: Steve Bowman, on property located at 27666 Road T, Dolores.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: During the Monday Workshop Maintenance Supervisor, Dustin Sattler met with the Commissioners to present proposals for the replacement of the HVAC unit at Annex III.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to accept the bid from Winair Company, in the amount of $6394.28, plus the addition of the rental of a crane.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)   

 

DISCUSSION: During the Monday Workshop Road & Bridge Equipment Manager, Shane Higman presented the 2024 vehicles for sale list. The vehicles will be listed on the https://www.publicsurplus.com  and will be available for purchase. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination regarding a proposed Subdivision Amendment and AR3-9 Rezoning Application to Lots 3 & 4 of the Lost Canyon Estates Subdivision, submitted by Chris Robertson & Joanie Allencastre; agent: Bill Stanley, on properties located at 30076 & TBD Road S.6, Dolores, CO, consisting of 0.32 acres, more or less & 0.56 acres, more or less, both located east of Hwy 184, south of Road S.6, situated in Section 22, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Agent, Stanley was present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along 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 Koppenhafer moved to approve the proposed Subdivision Amendment and AR3-9 Rezoning Application to Lots 3 & 4 of the Lost Canyon Estates Subdivision, submitted by Chris Robertson & Joanie Allencastre; agent: Bill Stanley, on properties located at 30076 & TBD Road S.6, Dolores.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.  Commissioner Candelaria closed the hearing at this time.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: Administrator Anderson gave an overview of the discussion held during the Monday workshop related to the (PAB) Private Activity Bond Allocation.  No formal action was taken at this time.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: During the Monday Workshop Road Superintendent, Rob Englehart presented for approval, the Challenge Cost Share Agreement between Montezuma, County of, and the USDA Forest Service San Juan National Forest, related to the Ormiston and Beaver Rim gravel pits.  Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve Forest Service Agreement #24-CS-11021300-029, Challenge Cost Share Agreement between Montezuma, County and the USDA Forest Service, for the Ormiston Point pit and the Beaver Rim gravel pit, aggregate crushing.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: It being the time set aside a public hearing is held for review and determination regarding of a proposed 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision & AR3-9 Rezoning Application, submitted by Barbara Benavidez, LeAnn Siglin & Kenneth Gallegos, on property located at 14852 Road 29, Dolores, CO, consisting of 11.84 acres, more or less, located south of Road 29, west of Road 29.75, situated in Section 33, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M.  The roll was called, the public notice read, and the proceedings were recorded for the record.  Ms. Benavidez and Ms. Siglin were present.  Planning Director, Don Haley along with Assistant, S. Jane Duncan presented the details of the application and the findings of the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Commissioner Lindsay moved to continue the Public Hearing to July 23, 2024, at 9:15 a.m.  Second by Commissioner Koppenhafer and carried.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC HEARING: No public hearing was held. The application of a proposed High Impact/Special Use Permit Application for a proposed Organic Biochar Facility, submitted by Palaterra-USA, LLC; agent: Rolfe Schwenninger, located at 27930 & 27736 Road T, Dolores, CO, consisting of 19.62 & 45.48 acres respectively, more or less, located west of Hwy 145, south of Road T, situated in Section 19, Township 37N, Range 15W, N.M.P.M. was WITHDRAWN by the applicant.  (See attached)

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: Public comment was made by Roy Gettier, Dean Valdez, Ingrid Ward, Melisa Valdez, Julia Anderson, Ty Koppenhafer, Colleen Edwards, and Sheila Wheeler.

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren discussed the JBBS grant with a modification to the data agreement and gave an update on the Leaf Properties lawsuit.  

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics within the Commissioners reports included:

Commissioner Lindsay discussed the July 4th holiday and the scheduled Cortez City Council meeting.

Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed constituent phone calls related to the Weed Program.

Commissioner Candelaria: discussed property owner land stewardship, budget presentations, gave an overview of the Monday Workshop, and the attended Dolores Trustee Meeting, then discussed the Commissioner’s responsibilities to follow Colorado Statute.

 

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

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: Proposed 2024 Road Map Changes, the June 2024 Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management Monthly Situation Report.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:  10:31 a.m.

 

 

_____________________________                          ____________________________

Clerk                     July 9, 2024                                   Chairman

 

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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
Forest Service News Release: San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the GMUG Issue Public Safety Alert

Forest Service News Release: San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the GMUG Issue Public Safety Alert

San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the GMUG Issue Public Safety Alert

 

Dangerous Wire Hazards on Local Trails

Norwood, Colorado, July 12, 2024—The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests and the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office are issuing a critical safety alert to all residents and visitors following recent reports of dangerous wires being placed across local trails. This illegal and malicious activity poses a severe hazard to hikers, bikers and other trail users, risking serious injury or worse.

 

Over the past several days, incidents have been reported where wires were deliberately strung across the Wilson Mesa Trail between National Forest System Roads #645 and #623. These wires are often difficult to see, especially at high speeds or in low light conditions, making them extremely dangerous.

 

Physical barricades will be put in place and a Forest Closure Order will accompany it to temporarily prevent public access to the trail while law enforcement investigates the incident. 

 

“We are committed to supporting the sheriff’s office in its investigation and educating the public about the dangers and legal consequences of such actions. We encourage all trail users to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately,” said Megan Eno, Norwood District Ranger.

 

“This despicable act is a severe public safety threat to our community. We are engaged in a rigorous investigation to catch this loser,” said Bill Masters San Miguel Sheriff. “Meantime, we can’t emphasize enough to have situational awareness when recreating in this area.”

 

“On behalf of San Miguel County, we are shocked and dismayed that people would act in this way; intentionally endangering other residents and visitors and their ability to enjoy public lands. This type of vigilantism hurts everybody in our community and often has unintended consequences,” said San Miguel County Manager, Mike Bordogna. “We’re hopeful to get to the bottom of this matter and bring those responsible to justice to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all our citizens.”

 

Safety Tips for Trail Users:

  1. Stay Alert: Always be aware of your surroundings and watch for any unusual objects or obstructions on the trail.
  2. Report Suspicious Activity: If you see anything suspicious or find wires or other hazards, contact the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office immediately at 970-728-1911 or dial 911 in case of an emergency.
  3. Travel in Groups: When possible, use trails with others, as there is safety in numbers.
  4. Avoid Nighttime Use: Try to avoid using trails during low light conditions when visibility is reduced.

 

Setting up hazards like wires across trails is a serious criminal offense. Those found responsible will face severe legal consequences, including potential charges of reckless endangerment, assault, and other related crimes. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to pursuing and prosecuting any individuals involved in these dangerous activities to the fullest extent of the law.

 

We urge the community to remain vigilant and take proactive measures to maintain the safety of our shared spaces. Your cooperation and timely reporting can help prevent potential injuries and ensure that our trails remain safe and enjoyable for everyone.

 

Anyone with information regarding these incidents, please contact the Sheriff’s dispatch at 970-728-1911. A reward of $1,000 will be given to the individual providing information that leads to an arrest. You may remain anonymous.

 

For information and updates on current fire restrictions, conditions, and recreation opportunities on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests, visit the forest website. Connect with us on social media (X (Twitter)  and Facebook).

Montezuma County Sheriff

Sheriff Steve Nowlin
 
Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office
730 East Driscoll Street,
Cortez, CO 81321
 

Phone: (970) 564-4986
FAX: (970) 565-3731

Public Notice – Board-to-Board meeting July 17

Public Notice – Board-to-Board meeting July 17

 

 

Public Notice

 Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will attend a board-to-board meeting with the boards from the Town of Mancos, Town of Dolores, City of Cortez, and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe on Wednesday, July 17, 2024.  The meeting will be held at the Cortez Recreation Center (425 Roger Smith Avenue, Cortez) at 7:00pm.

For more information, please call the County Public Information Coordinator, Vicki Shaffer, during regular business hours at (970) 564-2736.

 

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Phone: 970-749-0262
Senior Services July-August Newsletter

Senior Services July-August Newsletter

Montezuma County Senior Services
Proudly serving the towns of Proudly serving the towns of Cortez, Dolores and Mancos

970-565-4166

JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Directors Corner

Hello all, I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! Great food and lots of family and friend time. I know I did. I want to thank all of our friends that come every week to eat lunch with us. It is so nice sitting and talking to all of you. I do want to ask that if you are going to eat with us that you please write your name down on our list or call us before 9 am on the day you are coming in so that we can be sure to have enough food for everyone. We sure don’t want to have to turn anyone away.

The other piece of information that I want to share is at the back of this newsletter is information about MoCo Public transportation. I want to get this information to anyone who needs a ride, wants to save gas, or just doesn’t want to drive. We have a fleet of busses and vans to get you were you want to go. So please, tell everyone you know about our transportation here in Montezuma County. Anyone over 60 rides for free, we do accept donations to keep us running, however it is not required. Other pricing is on the information sheet.

Thank you and have a wonderful July and August.
Please call us if you want to be on our mailing list.
If you have any questions you can contact us at:
Senior Center Phone 970-565-4166
Or by email at senior@co.montezuma.co.us
MoCo Transportation 970-564-2773
Or by email at moco@co.montezuma.co.us

 

Easy Steps to Prevent Food Waste

Everyone is shopping smarter these days. It is important for the environment to keep food waste out of landfills where it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Use these tips to save on groceries and help the environment.

Plan ahead

Before you go to the grocery store or order online, make a list so you don’t buy more than you need. 

Serve smart

Portion control is good for your waistline, and good for reducing plate waste

Love your leftovers

Pack leftovers in small portions in shallow containers, mark the contents and date, refrigerate and use within 3 to 4 days or freeze immediately.

Compost, don’t trash

Food scraps can be recycled into compost, an organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Set up a home compost bin or drop your food waste at a local compost center. 

Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy Older Adults


Contributors: Esther Ellis, MS, RDN, LDN
Reviewers: Academy Nutrition Information Services Team

Americans are living longer, enjoying energetic and active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Study after study confirm eating well and being active can make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for older adults.
You are never too old to enjoy the benefits of improved nutrition and fitness. With nutrient-rich foods and activities with friends, you can feel an immediate difference in your energy levels and enjoyment of life. In fact, as we get older, our food and activity choices are as important as ever to our health.

Retired people on limited incomes may have trouble buying enough nutrient-rich foods to meet all their nutritional needs. If this is a problem for you or someone you love, explore the options for senior meal sites, Meals on Wheels or supplemental nutrition assistance programs in your community.

Enjoy the Power of Protein
People of all ages need protein for strong, healthy bodies. Some older adults do not get the protein they need to maintain muscle mass, fight infection and recover from an accident or surgery. Chewing protein foods such as meat can be a problem for some older adults. Here are a few tasty tips to pump up your protein intake, without upsetting your food budget or energy balance.

  • Enjoy More Beans. Add canned beans to salads, soups, rice dishes and casseroles.
  • Make Your Crackers Count. Spread peanut butter on whole-grain crackers and eat
     hem as snacks or alongside soup, chili or salad.
  • Amp Up Your Eggs. Mix grated, low-fat cheese or extra egg whites into scrambled eggs. Eggs are a simple, tasty source of protein and other key nutrients. And, contrary to popular belief, they’re not necessarily bad for your heart health. Recent studies show that one egg a day is safe for most people. Just don’t pair it with saturated fat sources like bacon, butter, and bakery muffins.
  • Cook with Milk. Use fat-free or low-fat milk or fortified soy milk, rather than water, to make creamy soups or oatmeal.
  • Use Dry Milk Powder. Mix a spoonful of dry milk into fluid milk, cream soups and mashed potatoes.
  • Add crunch and boost your protein intake by including seeds and nuts in recipes, or as snacks. Nut butters, such as peanut butter, can be another tasty, low-cost way to meet your daily required protein intake. Just watch out for added fats and salt with these items.

 

Protein should make up 10% to 35% of total calories for adults.

Aim for three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy and 3-ounce equivalents of protein foods (such as fish, beans, poultry or lean meat) each day, to provide quality sources of protein to help reach that goal. Grains, especially whole grains, also provide some protein but are typically not enough to meet protein needs on their own.

Aging is a new stage of opportunity and strength

As we age, it’s essential to maintain an active and engaged lifestyle to promote overall well-being, both physically and mentally.

 

  • Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!
  • Children are the leading cause of old age
  • Now that I’ve become a senior, everything’s starting to click for me! My knees, my back, my neck…
  • Old people are just young people who have been alive for a very long time
  • “Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt

DANCE at THE SENIOR CENTER
MONDAYS TUESDAYS
THURSDAYS
FRIDAYS SATURDAYS

MONDAYS 7-8 pm

Dance with Grace and Rhythm

Swing,
Jitterbug,
Latin, Waltz,
Foxtrot, Twostep,
& Tango

Dance with Jared
& Martha Ann Rogers

For details: Jared at 970-560-7462

$10 donation

TUESDAYS 6 pm-8 pm

DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

Dance with Grace and Rhythm

Swing, Jitterbug, Latin, Waltz,
Foxtrot, Two-step, & Tango

Dance with Jared & Martha Ann Rogers

For details: 970-560-7462

$10 donation

ON THURSDAY
JULY 11th and 18th
6:30-8:30 pm

GOLDEN AGE—55 DANCE.

For details: 970-560-2137

FOURTH FRIDAY of
MONTH 7-8:30 pm

Roger’s Dance Practice

Led by Jarod and Martha Ann

FIRST & THIRD
SATURDAY of
MONTH
6:30-8:30 pm

Square Dance

Four Corners Dancers
A night of dancing led by
Duane & Patty.

SECOND SATURDAY
of MONTH 7-9 pm

Four Corners Dance
Group

June, July, Aug
107 N Chestnut West
entrance

For details:
970-759-0980

DANCE GROUP CONTACTS:
Four Corner’s Dancer’s (Randol’s) – 970-560-2137
Rogers Dance Class – 970-560-7462
Four Corners Dance Group (Heyl) – 970-759-0980

MoCo Public Transportation


Do You Need Transportation? We transport anyone!


Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:ooam-5:00pm Reservation Hours 8:30 am-2:30 pm

Must call for reservations the business day before to make appointment for the following day.

 

Transportation Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 7 am / 7:30 am – 4 pm/4:30 pm
  • Pickups: City Limits – 7:00 am
  • Go homes: City Limits – 4:30 pm
  • Out of city limits – 7:30 am
  • Out of city limits – 4:00 pm

 

Transportation Fares are 1 way:

  • $3.00 within Cortez
  • $4,00 2-5 miles out of Cortez
  • $5,00 S-7 miles out of Cortez $6.00 7-12 miles out of Cortez
  • $10,00 Mancos
  • $3,00 extra stops

Prepaid passes are available, call for more information.

 

Medical Trips

  • $50,00 Dove Creek (roundtrip)
  • $75,00 Durango (roundtrip)
  • $100.00 Farmington (roundtrip)

If you have Medicaid, please call dispatch for more information.

Medicaid may pay for your ride.

For Medical rides, please call as soon as you know you have the appointment so we can get it scheduled.

Call Dispatch for reservations: (970) 564-2773


Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available.

Jobs: Montezuma County Road and Bridge OPERATOR / DRIVER

Jobs: Montezuma County Road and Bridge OPERATOR / DRIVER

Montezuma County Road and Bridge Department will accept applications for a Full-time Equipment Operator/Truck Driver.  Applications may be picked up and dropped off at Montezuma County Administration, 109 West Main, Room 260, Cortez, Colorado, during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Applicants must possess and maintain a minimum (Class A) commercial driver’s license with a tanker endorsement preferred. Must pass a thorough background check.  Qualifications to include experience with most types of heavy equipment and haul trucks, including blades, backhoe, excavator, loaders, end dumps, water trucks and other equipment as required.  Experience with snowplows is helpful.

Position includes health insurance, retirement package, dental insurance, vision insurance and life insurance.  Pay $24.89 per hour.

 Applications and a complete job description are available at (https://www.MontezumaCounty.org/).  Submit completed applications to the Montezuma County Administration, 109 West Main, Room 260, Cortez, CO., during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Position is open until filled.  Montezuma County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Complete Job Description

BOCC Minutes July 2 2024

BOCC Minutes July 2 2024

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

MONTEZUMA COUNTY, COLORADO

July 2, 2024

 

 

 

STATE OF COLORADO           )

                                                     ) ss.

COUNTY OF MONTEZUMA   )

 

 

 

At a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Montezuma County, Colorado, held on Tuesday July 2, 2024 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 July 2, 2024 with the Pledge of Allegiance

 

MINUTES: Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of Montezuma County, for Tuesday, June 25, 2024 as presented.  Motion was seconded by Commissioner Lindsay and carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: No public comment was made.

 

SPECIAL EVENT LIQUOR LICENSE: Chief Deputy Clerk, Malinda Fuller presented for approval a Special Event liquor license application for the Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest.  The event is scheduled for August 17, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The discussion was postponed until the July 9th meeting.  (See attached) 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

DISCUSSION: The discussion related to the Fixed Route Service Feasibility Study was continued to a later date.   (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: The discussion related to the Data Use with Chestnut Health Systems Agreement (JBBS Grant) was postponed to the July 9th meeting.  (See attached)

 

DISCUSSION: During the Monday Workshop a discussion was held related to the Asphalt / Blade Patching Project along with the proposed Road Project Agreement between Montezuma, County and the USDA Forest Service San Juan National Forest.   Commissioner Koppenhafer moved to approve the Road Project Agreement between Montezuma, County and the USDA Forest Service San Juan National Forest.  Second by Commissioner Lindsay and carried. (See attached)

 

COUNTY ATTORNEY REPORT: County Attorney, Ian MacLaren gave an update on the Leaf Properties lawsuit and the Fair Board complaint.  

 

ADMINISTRATOR REPORT: County Administrator, Travis Anderson discussed 2025 Department budget presentations, Private Activity Bond information, Title 3 funding, CIP fund reallocations, and discussions with County Administrators related to the costs for collective bargaining.

 

COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Topics within the Commissioners reports included:

Commissioner Koppenhafer discussed the attended Mancos Town Board meeting.

Commissioner Lindsay reported on the attended Cortez City Council meeting.

Commissioner Candelaria: discussed budget presentations, the attended Housing Authority meeting, the attended Energy Conference, gave an overview of the Monday Workshop, a meeting with the Emergency Manager, Title 3 funding and the SRS funds. 

 

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

 

Chairman Candelaria announced the meeting would reconvene at 1:30 p.m., as the Board of County Health.

 

CORRESPONDENCE: The following correspondence was read and noted: the Southwest Health System’s Care Close to Home presentation.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED:  9:21a.m.

 

 

_____________________________                          ____________________________

Clerk                     July 2, 2024                                   Chairman

 

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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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