The Moffat County commissioners would like to see clearer signs that explain to truck drivers there is a road bypass around Craig, and they should use it.
Linda DeRose, road and bridge department manager, raised the issue for a brief impromptu discussion at the end of the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday.
She said Colorado Department of Transportation officials have said they can’t change the signage now on the roads until the county sends a letter asking the state to make the bypass a designated truck route.
After that happens, the state will take down the current signs and install new ones.
“Right now, there’s a sign that says ‘Highway 13’ and it points to town,” Commissioner Tom Gray said. “There’s probably a lot of trucks that are going through town, because they’re taking Highway 13 to Meeker or wherever, and they don’t want to or need to.”
DeRose said she will draft a letter to the state and bring it back to the commissioners for their approval.
The commission also approved, 3-0, waiving the bid process for the treasurer’s computer equipment and maintenance contract.
The county approved signing a three-year contract with Texas-based Affiliated Computer Services for a total of $167,320.
The county also has the option of requesting ACS compile annual assessor’s office information for an additional cost of $1,750 each year.
Treasurer Robert Razzano said Texas-based Affiliated Computer Services provides the best software for his office, and he didn’t want to re-bid the project after working with ACS for the past three years.
ACS requires a minimum three-year contract for its services, which includes providing new computer equipment such as servers, desktops and a scanner, as well as maintenance and tech support.
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