Government update for Aug. 22


Moffat County Commission

Last met: Tuesday, Aug. 18


• Approved, 3-0, three bid requests totaling $35,589, though $12,273 of that amount will be paid out of a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant and not require county funds.

The two county-paid contracts are for the Moffat County Public Safety Center, and the third grant-paid is for the Craig/Moffat County Airport.

All bids were given to the lowest bidder.

The airport bid went to Fort Collins-based Risk Removal to remove asbestos from the old terminal building and prepare it for demolition.

The Safety Center bids went to different companies for different projects.

First, the commission approved an $8,941 bid from Boy-Ko Supply of Craig for a new commercial dishwasher for the jail.

The final bid was $14,375 to Masterworks Mechanical to replace a rooftop air conditioning and heating unit.

• Approved, 3-0, changing its contract with The Memorial Hospital to hire an emergency management coordinator, to instead make current Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Soos a part-time county employee.

Soos plans to stay on with emergency management through Dec. 31 and perhaps longer.

Next meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way


• 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent Agenda

- Resolution for temporary closure of Moffat County Road 93

- Core Services Program Substance Abuse Treatment Services contracts with:

- Shelby DeWolfe

- Thomas D. Traynor

- Cadi Mazzanti

- Nichoele Johnson

- Colorado West Regional Mental Health

- Core Services Program Day Treatment Alternatives Services with Sharon Raggio

- Selection of Forest Service payment method

- Amended Special Stipulations for Gravel Permit for Moffat County Refuge No. 1 Pit

- Notice of Intent to conduct exploration operations for Tuttle Pit

• 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion. Note that the commission may discuss any topic relevant to county business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on this agenda.

• 9 to 9:15 a.m. Sheriff's Office, Charlene Abdella

- Present bid recommendation for Public Safety Center boiler room backflow repair

- Discuss revisiting jail library remodeling project

• 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Select alternate member for Moffat County Tourism Association

• 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. MCTA, Michelle Balleck

- Present Tourism Association update

• 9:45 to 10 a.m. Museum of Northwest Colorado, Dan Davidson

- Present Ratification and Joinder of Unit Agreement with East Resources

• 10 to 10:15 a.m. Road and Bridge Department, Bill Mack and Linda DeRose

- Request waiving bid process for conveyor

• 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Assessor's Office, Suzanne Brinks

- Present Abstract of Assessment for 2009

• 10:30 to 11 a.m. Break

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. Economic Development Partnership, Darcy Trask

- Discuss Tax Increment Funding process

Craig City Council

Last met: Tuesday, Aug. 11


• Approved, 5-1, renewing a 3.2 percent beer liquor license for City Market. Councilor Byron Willems cast the only dissenting vote after it was found that no City Market representatives attended the meeting.

Willems has said in the past he would like business owners seeking liquor licenses to appear before council in case city officials have questions.

• Approved, 6-0, a $240,344 bid from Atlantis Pool Plastering to resurface the wave pool at the Craig Swimming Complex. It was the low bid submitted.

City officials plan to close the wave pool early this year in preparation for the project. Saturday is the last day it will be open to swimmers.

• Approved, 6-0, a $158,915.10 bid from Anson Excavating & Pipe to replace water lines along Washington and First streets. It was the low bid submitted.

The city has $400,000 to spend on water line repairs, half of which came from a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant. However, it has spent only about $320,000 after hiring Anson and buying materials.

In an effort to spend all of the money, the council also approved, 6-0, allowing city staff to negotiate prices with Anson and materials suppliers to spend the remaining $80,000 on replacing more water lines.

• Approved, 6-0, an out-of-town water and sewer agreement with Lop and Colleen Behrman for his industrial development on First Street, outside city limits.

• Approved, 6-0, a non-exclusive contract with Zirkel Wireless for the company to attach wireless Internet equipment on city water tanks. In return, Zirkel will provide the city with up to seven high-speed internet accounts.

Note: Councilor Terry Carwile was absent.

Next meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 25


• 5:30 p.m. Workshop to discuss medical marijuana dispensary, nonconforming livestock-land uses and the revised noise ordinance

• 7:30 p.m. Council meeting

• Roll call

• Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• Approval of minutes of Aug. 11 meeting

• Approval of agenda

• Consent agenda

- Approval of the renewal of the 3.2 percent beer retail liquor license for Walmart SuperCenter, 2000 W. Victory Way. No cause shown for denial.

• Audiences

- Public hearing to consider approval of a change of corporate structure for NPC International dba Pizza Hut No. 4834,1070 West Victory Way.

• Shaun Hadley and Larry Hill will discuss their intention to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

• Other Business

- Approval of the intergovernmental agreement with the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder for the upcoming 2009 coordinated election on Nov. 3.

- Ordinance No. 993 - an emergency ordinance imposing a moratorium on the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries and on accepting documents for pre-application review or accepting applications for development approvals for medical marijuana dispensaries; repealing all conflicting ordinances; and providing an effective date.

• Staff Reports

- Finance Director Bruce Nelson will present the financial report for July

- Water Department monthly report

- Wastewater Department monthly report

• City manager, city attorney reports

• Council reports

• Audience comments

• Adjourn

Moffat County Tourism Association

Next meeting: Monday, Aug. 24, at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.


• 5 p.m. Call to order, roll call

• 5:05 p.m. Research and marketing discussion

Note: The MCTA board's next regular meeting is planned for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 2.


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