Commission decides on fair board today

Possible landfill increases also to be discussed

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— What makes someone volunteer for the Moffat County Fair Board?

In the case of Nancy Hettinger, who spends her weekdays as an administrative assistant at the Moffat County Sheriff's Office, she just wants to help her neighborhood.

"Me and my husband's kids are all grown up - I have a grandkid here now, and a daughter who lives here - and I just wanted to give something back," Hettinger said. "The fair is one of the best things that happens in Moffat County for youth and for adults, as well."

Hettinger was a member of the County Health Board for more than 10 years, and has worked at the Sheriff's Office for close to 30. Giving back is not something she shies away from.

The Moffat County Commission will decide on four Fair Board vacancies at its meeting today. There are five applicants, including Hettinger.

That makes it another year, another chance to make the Moffat County Fair as good as it gets for the commission.

Commissioner Tom Gray is glad to see community interest for a volunteer board, he said.

"When you get people willing to volunteer for a board, that they're just doing out of the goodness of their own heart - that's always good," Gray said.

Gray said he was glad the applicants came from diverse backgrounds. It's important to keep these things balanced, he said.

The commission also has more rudimentary items on its agenda.

It plans to award bids for a sand/salt storage facility and for culverts - small tunnels which direct water flow - around the county.

It also will review and possibly accept proposed fee increases at the landfill.

The new fee schedule would raise most waste costs by $5 a ton for residents, and most costs by $10 a ton for nonresidents.

Tire fees would remain the same.

All fees would be able to remain consistent for the next five years. Barring any regulation changes or other unforeseen issues, wrote Tinneal Gerber, Moffat County budget analyst, in a memo to the Commission.

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

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