Tucci selected as planning board alternate

Craig City Council votes to appoint Tucci to Craig Planning and Zoning Commission at Tuesday's meeting

City board member Mike Tucci will relinquish one title to assume another.

Tucci, who currently serves on the City's Parks and Recreation Department board, has been named to the Planning and Zoning commission board. Because of city policy, though, Tucci will have to step down from his current position.

"I wasn't aware when I applied that I could only serve on one of the boards at a time," he said. "I am not sure exactly when the date is, but my term with the Parks and Recreation Department expires pretty soon. So I may not have to quit that board before becoming a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

"If I have to give up one of the positions, I am pretty sure that I will give up a position with Parks and Rec," he said. "I will remain active as a volunteer, and help with the Trailbuster's program, and continue to assist the department in any way I can."

City Attorney Sherman Romney addressed the Council, stating City policy that allows citizens to only serve on one City board at a time.

"No one is allowed to hold any city office or position while also serving on another board," he said. "Even though he would only be serving as an alternate on the board, it would still create a conflict. I think it would be appropriate that by pursuing this other position, he resign from his current obligation."

'Welcome to Craig' signs were also addressed by the Council after City Manager Jim Ferree and Councilor Carl Chapman surveyed areas for the signs last week.

"Although we don't have the signs completed, we have found the places where we would like to put them," Ferree said.

"On the north side of town, we have designated the median just north of the City Road and Bridge garage," he said. "On the west side, we found a place near the gun club. We wanted to find an area on top of the big hill overlooking town, however, there are no suitable areas due to the steep slopes near the road.

"On the east side, the area near Yampa Valley Electric is probably the most suitable," he said.

And on the south side, we found an area near River Ridge Restaurant that should work good."

Ferree will now work on developing sign specifications so the Council can establish a measurement guideline.

In other Council news:

Approved the consent agenda that includes:

Approved modifications for Stockmen's Liquors.

Set a public hearing for Feb. 26 to consider an approval for a plat for Theaman Subdivision, and a zone change from L-1 to R-3 for that portion of Lot 3.

Set a public hearing for Feb. 26 to consider a conditional use permit for a 500-gallon propane dispensing station at 124 W. 4th St. for B&B Welder's Supply, Inc.

Awarded a bid for Water Department chemicals for 2002.

Awarded a bid to Hanson Equipment for $82,160 for an International Harvester 5600I cab and chassis for the Refuse Department.

Awarded a bid to Faris Machinery for $32,780 for a roll off truck collection body.

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