Three frame walls still stand where a Moffat County Regional Airport hanger is being built. The roof supports collapsed during the weekend storm, said Bruce Timberg, the contractor hired for the project.

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Three frame walls still stand where a Moffat County Regional Airport hanger is being built. The roof supports collapsed during the weekend storm, said Bruce Timberg, the contractor hired for the project.

Roof supports collapse at hangar

Airport board not pleased with untimely progress

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At its Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission:

• Agreed to provide some snow removal services to the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

• Decided to match 50 percent of the United Way contributions raised by county employees. The county set its goal for $15,000, and its employees raised about $13,400 not including the District Attorney's Office and some others.

Those offices have not submitted their donations yet, said Lila Herod, county clerk and recorder's office chief deputy.

The Commission decided to match 50 percent up to $7,500, and donate its contribution to the Human Resource Council.

The Resource Council is a joint effort between the county and the City of Craig, which provides funds to nonprofit organizations in the same manner as United Way.

"I don't think its right for us to take tax dollars and give to one charitable organization," Commissioner Tom Gray said. "I think that's a bad precedent to set."

— Construction on a Moffat County Regional Airport hangar suffered a setback this weekend, and was already taking longer than expected, said Ray Beck, Airport

Advisory Board chairman and Craig City Councilor.

Sometime during the weekend storm, the recently installed roof tresses came down from the weight of accumulating ice and snow, said Bruce Timberg, the contractor hired for the project.

Timberg also is a member of the airport board.

The roof collapse delays a project airport board members think is taking too long, Beck said.

"I don't think we're satisfied with the progress on the hangar, but we understand Timberg's situation, and he understands our position," Beck said.

Timberg told Beck and the Moffat County Commission that his commitment to the Walgreen's project on Victory Way and Green Street has taken up most of his time.

He also said he had trouble finding sub-contactors with room in their schedule to work on the hangar.

Timberg appeared before the Commission at its meeting Tuesday to request an extension for the project. This was his second extension, Commissioner Tom Gray said.

The Commission granted clearance for the hangar construction this spring. Currently, there is a three-sided wood frame built.

The roof support collapse was a big setback, Timberg said.

"We were probably a week or so of getting it done," he told the Commission.

Before the Commission meeting, the airport board asked Commissioner Saed Tayyara to deny Timberg's extension until he cleaned the construction site.

Board members thought the area was too messy, and worried it might affect the planned air show for Craig's 100th Birthday Celebration.

The Commission also was hesitant to grant an extension on a project that had gone on too long.

Per a suggestion by airport manager Jerry Hoberg, the Commission agreed to Timberg's extension to April 1 on the condition that Timberg cleans the construction site to the airport board's satisfaction within two weeks.

Beck liked the resolution the Commission passed.

"I think what they came up with is a very workable and viable solution," he said.

Collin Smith can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or cesmith@craigdailypress.com

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