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YouTube: Montezuma County BOCC Meeting January 31, 2023


DATE: January 31, 2023                







Noticei s hereby given that the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing for review and determination of a proposed 2 Lot Moderate Subdivision and Rezoning Application, submitted by Andrew Gassner, on property located at 16920 Road 20, Cortez, CO, consisting of 11 acres, more or less, located east of Road 20, south of Road T, situated in Section 24, Township 37N, Range 17W, N.M.P.M.


1.     The Planning Department will present for discussion, approval and signatures a Variance Application for Mancos Valley Storage, submitted by Will & Sandra Lochte; agent: Erin Johnson, on property located at 40575 Hwy 160 BR, Mancos, CO, consisting of 3 acres, more or less, located north of Hwy 160 BR, west of E. Monte St., situated in Section 29, Township 36N, Range 13W, N.M.P.M.



Public Comment Session


The Board of Montezuma County Commissioners welcomes you to this meeting.  Persons speaking during Public Comment will be limited to three minutes, or depending on the number of people wishing to speak, it may be reduced to allow all members of the public the opportunity to address the board.  When addressing the Board, please state your name and address for the record prior to providing your comments.  Comments to individual Supervisors or staff are not permitted. Participants may not yield their time to others.


               Drought Disaster Declaration discussion and decision– Jim Spratlen

               Montezuma County Fire Operations Plan discussion and decision –Logan Davis, Charles Lanoue

Treasurer – Ellen Black

Assessor – Leslie Bugg

                              TASC & Value West Contracts

Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Nowlin

Southwest Health System update –Jeanie Gentry (CEO), Julie Leonard (CFO), Lisa Gates (CNO)

Water Update

               Mancos Conservation District – Cory Schmitt, Chris Garner

               Dolores Water Conservation District – Ken Curtis

               Water Congress update – Randy Carver



               Unfinished Business

                              Social Services budget resolution –Lori Higgins

                              Liquor license renewal for Triple H & J Inc. DBA Smitty’s Liquors – Jerri Frizzell

                              Resolution regarding Road 16 and Road Y paving project






County Attorney Report – Ian MacLaren

County Administrator Report – Travis Anderson

County Commissioners Reports


 IN ADDITION the Board of County Commissioners shall conduct such further business as may come before said meeting.

Please Note:  Except for the start time and public hearings, all other times are approximate only.






Board of Health Meeting Agenda

January 31, 2023

1:30-3:00 pm

Montezuma County Commissioner Board Room


·       Continued discussion on Fentanyl Test Strips, a Harm Reduction Program


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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)