Dickinson receives chairman appointment

Hampton assumes vice-chairman position; ex-officio duties renewed for all commissioners


A change in the rotation led to a change in the chairmanship Monday at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting.

T. Wright Dickinson was appointed chairman after former Chair Marianna Raftopoulos stepped down. Les Hampton replaced Dickinson as Vice-Chairman.

The yearly rotation returned the chairmanship to Dickinson since his last turn two years ago.

According to Dickinson, the position of chairman is one of organizational and procedural responsibilities.

"A chairman will conduct the meetings, and sign the innumerable documents that pass by us. It's more of a penance than anything," he said. "There are some counties where it's actually a horse race to become chairman, and they conspire with one another to get the position.

But here it's simply rotational we have very little ceremony," he said. "It's my turn in the rotation."

The board also renewed their ex-officio duties for other community, regional and state boards, and organized the memberships of the boards that the county appoints members to.

Interviews of applicants will be held Jan. 29 and Feb. 11. for appointments to the Moffat County Tourism Association, The Memorial Hospital board, the Moffat County Land Use Board and the Moffat County Housing Authority Board.

Positions that received no applications or remain unfilled will be re-advertised.

In other business, the board:

Approved the one-time exemption for Michael and Barbara Pauley to subdivide their property off of Behrman Street into a 36-acre plot and a five-acre plot.

Approved the final payment to DLR Designs for $4, 932 for their work on the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

Approved a contract with Maximus for $5,500 for cost allocation work with the Moffat County Social Services Department.

Heard a year-end report from the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office. The board approved the expansion of the Moffat County Pest Control District to cover all of Moffat County. With this expansion, individual land owners will need to petition to be added into the district.

Approved a Conditional Use Permit for Western Gyco, Inc. to conduct seismic exploration of land south of Lay.

Awarded the stationary supply contract for Moffat County to The Print Shop.

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