Commissioners approve Fairground fees, schedule

By RYAN SHERIDAN
Daily Press writer
Fees to rent and use facilities on the Moffat County Fairgrounds in 2002 will remain consistent with last year's fees.
The proposed hourly, daily and seasonal rates for access to the fairgrounds and facilities were accepted by the Moffat County Commissioners at Monday's board meeting.
"The fees didn't change significantly," Moffat County Commissioner Marianna Raftopoulos said. "It will basically be the same rates. We've had notice out for a month to gather input from users and groups, but we didn't hear anything."
The approval also carries a proviso that continues the policy of allowing large-scale community events, like Grand Olde West Days, to use the facilities and grounds for free.
The commissioners also discussed the necessity of creating a master plan for the fairgrounds. The option of creating a citizen committee to tour similar facilities in the region to collect and compare possibilities and ideas was raised, but no final decisions were made.
For a complete copy of the fairground fees and schedule, contact Bill Sixkiller at 824-5708, or Cindy Shanahan at 824-5517.
In other business, the board:
Received a report on the Resource Conservation and Development board from Kathy Bower. The 10-county council that works as a advisory group and intermediary for grants for counties, soil conservation districts, cities and towns is considering forming a sub-committees that would allow regional counties to more effectively work together. Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Grant County would be in one sub-committee.
Approved the infection control policy and procedures for county employees.
Approved the Housing Authority budget.
Discussed the zoning issue concerning Jim and Marge Kourlis herding sheep on their property off the corner of Moffat County Road 107 and Rangely Street. The property is zoned as rural residential, which prohibits commercial grazing of livestock. The commissioners will research the minutes and tapes of the original board meetings that re-zoned the land in May of 1991, and then organize a second meeting with the Moffat County Planning Department, the Kourlis', and the board.
Approved the reimbursement of lost vacation time Billy Mack incurred when he assumed the Acting Supervisor of the Road and Bridge Department position.

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