County to continue airport beacon talks

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Despite numerous setbacks that have occurred in planning for a replacement beacon at the Moffat County Airport, county officials hope to move forward soon with plans for a replacement beacon.

The county wanted to just replace the current beacon with a new beacon at the top of Breeze Mountain, where one had sat for 50 years.

But it's not so easy.

To meet federal requirements to be eligible for a grant for the replacement beacon, the county has faced several obstacles regarding access.

The county must show that it has established access to the beacon for the next 25 years.

The county had informal agreements with landowners surrounding Breeze Mountain in the past, but in order to be eligible for the $350,000 federal grant, the county needs to show an official agreement.

Moffat County Attorney Kathleen Taylor said Friday that those agreements might be in place, and said more details will be disclosed in a presentation to the Moffat County commissioners Tuesday.

In other business Tuesday, the commissioners are scheduled to:

  • Hear a Road and Bridge monthly update by director Billy Mack.
  • Hear a landfill monthly update by manager Eric Johnson.
  • Hear a social services monthly update by director Marie Peer.
  • Hear an update by Deb Murray, director of Administrative Services.
  • Hold a monthly noon hour meeting with Moffat County elected officials.
  • Hear a monthly update by Moffat County Sheriff

Buddy Grinstead.

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