Government update for Oct. 24

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Moffat County Commission

— Last met: Oct. 19

Decisions:

• Approved, 2-0, awarding a $30,825 bid to JMAR Construction to reroof the American Legion Post 62 headquarters on Moffat County Road 7 with 50-year shingles.

County officials tabled this decision from last week because the bid packet contained references to 30-year and 50-year shingles, and different companies submitted bids with one of the two requirements.

After consulting with the county attorney, the commission learned that the only reference to 30-year shingles was on a cover sheet for the online bid packet.

Legally, the county is obligated to honor the conditions set forth in the official bid, not its cover sheet, meaning the commission had to approve a bid for 50-year shingles.

JMAR submitted the lowest bid for 50-year shingles, and was granted the contract.

• Approved, 2-0, vacating county ownership of two alleyways in Hamilton. Residents asked about the issue said they did not have any concerns, county officials said.

• Approved, 2-0, a $9,899 bid from Craig Power Sports for a 2010 Polaris Ranger all-terrain vehicle for the Moffat County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle will be used for search and rescue missions.

It was the low bid submitted.

• Approved, 2-0, final payment settlement with Jenison Custom Builders to rebuild portions of the Moffat County Courthouse roof for $57,777. The county was required to buy two legal advertisements about the contract before paying because the contract was more than $50,000.

Next meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the 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

- Approve Sept. 8 and 29 meeting minutes

- Warrant resolution

- Exploration notice release to the Colorado Division of Reclamation for the clay pit

- Transportation subsidy contract

- Cooperating Agency MOU for the Flaming Gorge pumpback

• 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion. Please note that the board 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. Youth Services Department, Paula Reed

- Present proclamation for Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness Month

• 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Fair Board, Carol Haskins

- Announce Fair Board appointments

• 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Administration, Tinneal Gerber

- Present application for Exclusion from the 5.5-percent limit of Assessed Valuation attributable to new Primary Oil or Gas Production for Budget Year 2010

• 9:45 to 10 a.m. Human Resources Department, Lynnette Running

- Present Personnel Requisition for approval

• 10 to 11 a.m. Elected officials reports

- Suzanne Brinks

- Tim Jantz

- Robert Razzano

- Elaine Sullivan

Craig City Council

Last met: Oct. 13

Decisions:

• Approved, 4-3, the first reading of a social host ordinance, which would make it a crime to provide a place for people younger than 21 to consume alcohol.

• Approved, 7-0, a second 60-day emergency moratorium on all new medical marijuana dispensaries.

The city plans to adopt zoning regulations for dispensaries by December.

• Discussed the introduction of a proposed noise ordinance that would enable city officials to deny noise permits. The ordinance is expected to return at the council's next meeting for first reading.

• Heard from Robert Ralston, of Steamboat Springs-based Robert Ralston & Associates, about his plans to remodel the City Hall basement.

The Council began discussing a remodel project last year.

Ralston said the main idea behind remodeling the basement is to turn what was once a jail for the Craig Police Department into office space, mainly for the parks and recreation department.

Diagrams presented at the meeting show a new reception area off the main foyer, a remodeling conference room and several new offices.

He added he plans to publish the drawings today for contractors to bid.

City Manager Jim Ferree said the city plans to use $100,000 of its own and $200,000 in Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant funds to pay for the project.

• Approved, 7-0, a special events permit for the Craig Chamber of Commerce's annual Crabfest, planned for Oct. 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

Next meeting: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

Agenda:

• Roll call

• Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• Approval of Oct. 13 and 20 meeting minutes

• Approval of agenda

• Consent agenda

- Renewal of 3.2 percent beer retail license for Safeway Store #635.

- Renewal of retail liquor store license for Loadout Liquors.

- Renewal of retail liquor store license for Elk Liquor Store.

- Approval of special events permit for the Boys and Girls Club of Craig's "Cowboy Christmas" event.

• Audiences

- Michelle Balleck of Moffat County Tourism Association will present updated information on event funding for 2010.

- John Boyd, Colorado Northwestern Community College president, will appear before council with a proposal supporting CNCC's new Craig campus.

- The Downtown Business Association will address council regarding the Homecoming parade route.

• Other Business

- Approval of the Hillside Subdivision preliminary plat.

- Ordinance No. 994 ~ Social Host Ordinance ~ an ordinance requiring persons owning, leasing, or otherwise controlling private property to prevent the use or consumption of alcoholic beverages; repealing all conflicting ordinances; providing for severability, and providing an effective date. SECOND READING.

- Ordinance No. 995 ~ An ordinance amending Chapter 9.42 of the Craig Municipal Code concerning noise regulations. FIRST READING.

- Ordinance No. 996 ~ An ordinance amending Section 1.08.010 of the Craig Municipal Code to conform to penalty provisions in the Craig City Charter. SECOND READING.

- Ordinance No. 998 ~ an ordinance amending Title 16 of the Municipal Code of the City of Craig, Colorado, concerning zoning, by amending Title 16, article 3 of the Craig Municipal Code, concerning medical marijuana dispensaries. INTRODUCTION.

F. Ordinance No. 999 ~ An ordinance adopting the 2010 budget and setting appropriations for the revenues and expenditures, and making and fixing the amount of property tax levies, for the City of Craig, Colorado for and during the period beginning the first day of January, 2010 and ending the thirty-first day of December 2010. INTRODUCTION.

• Staff Reports

- Finance Director Bruce Nelson will present the financial report as of

Sept. 30, 2009.

- Water Department September 2009 report.

• City manager/city attorney reports

• Council reports

• Audience comments

• Adjourn

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