Government update for Sept. 29

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Moffat County Commission

Last met: Tuesday, Sept. 29

Decisions:

• Approved, 3-0, an oil and gas lease with Samson Resource Co. for minerals underneath Loudy-Simpson Park.

The county lease is for three years, with a $110 per acre payment and an 18.75 percent royalty on production.

The lease does not include stipulations on where the company can drill. However, the Museum of Northwest Colorado owns a portion of the minerals under the ground, so county officials will be able to negotiate such restrictions if the company decides to drill.

• Approved, 3-0, the September supplemental budget requests, which included a $2,500 decrease in county contingency funds for well repairs at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, as well as about a $1,391 decrease in emergency reserves for firefighting supplies.

The contingency fund sits at $197,500, down from $200,000, and the emergency reserve account is at $899,111.

• Approved, 3-0, a grant pre-application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for about $5 million. If approved, the money will go toward an asphalt overlay on a portion of Moffat County Road 4.

The grant application applies to a special allocation of $17 million made to the DOLA grant fund by the state Legislature earlier this year.

• Approved, 3-0, directing the county attorney to negotiate matters related to litigation regarding County Road 47. The commission discussed the issue in a closed executive session with the county attorney.

Next meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 6, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Agenda:

• 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

- Warrant resolution

- Core Services Contract for day treatment alternative services with Colorado West Regional Mental Health

• 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. Grounds and Building Department, Lennie Gillam

- Present bid recommendation and possible award of elevator maintenance agreement

• 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Discuss proposed Regional Transportation Authority

• 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Land Use Board, Dave Watson

- Present letters to Department of Interior and BLM regarding the BLM Resource Management Plan

- Consider adopting road vacation guidelines

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