Board of Control meeting set

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A regular meeting of the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control (BOC) will be held Monday. The meeting will be at the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) at 7 p.m. in Room 201 of the Bell Tower Building.

BOC members, led by Barbara Pughe in her first full meeting as the new president, will review the audit to determine if changes need to be made in the overall budget, and establish possible amendments in the BOC budget.

The BOC will also make final recommendations for a certified public accountant (CPA). After discussing the item, the BOC will choose a CPA.

Because of an agreement on becoming part of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System (CCCOES), the CNCC-Craig BOC will lower its mill levy from 3.5 to 3.

A mill levy is passed by communities and based on property taxes. A mill of 1 would mean, before any deductions or other tax matters, for every $1,000 assessed as property value, one dollar will go for the mill entity. With the drop of .5 for the CNCC-Craig mill and the current levy standing at 3, with every $1,000 of assessed property value $3 will go toward the college.

CNCC is one of the few colleges in the state with a mill levy.

as the majority are funded wholly by the state.

According to Hollenbeck, the BOC will earn about $1 million annually through the mill levy.

Hollenbeck also said this is a learning period for the BOC. Since joining the CCCOES, many changes have occurred and it is a time of education for the BOC and CNCC.

Hollenbeck is pleased with the progress and believes this meeting will tie up some loose ends.

"Our next meeting is in January and this is a good meeting to get all of the busy stuff out of the way," Hollenbeck said.

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