Craig briefs: Meeker to discuss fate of elementary building

The community center proposal to repurpose the old Meeker Elementary School will be presented at Rio Blanco County Commissioner’s workshop at 1 p.m. today at the Commissioners Hearing Room, 200 Main St.

The Meeker Community Center Task Force will present a detailed proposal for repurposing the old Meeker Elementary School as a community center for youth, adults and seniors, which would be housed in the old elementary school. This is a public event.

Agenda for the County Commissioner meeting

Moffat County Commissioner meeting takes place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 130.

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 — Review and sign the following documents:

a) Approve minutes: Aug. 20

b) Resolution for voided warrants

c) Resolution for payment of special payroll warrants

d) Resolution for transfer of payment of warrants

e) Resolution for payment of payroll warrants

f) Contract for 2013 road striping project

g) Resolution for temporary closure of Moffat County Road 33

h) Contract with APH Construction for courthouse entry improvements

i) Contract for LexusNexus legal research agreement

j) Memo of understanding between VNA & Department of Social Services

■ 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 9:30 a.m.: BOCC — John Kinkaid

a) Present resolution regarding the 51st State Initiative

■ 9:30 to 10 a.m. Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership — Audrey Danner

a) Program update

b) Discuss 2014 budget contribution

■ 10 to 10:15 a.m.: Office of Development Services — Roy Tipton

a) Present a resolution supporting the grant application for a mini-grant from

Great Outdoors Colorado for Loudy-Simpson Park playground equipment

b) Present bid recommendation for Dinosaur Visitor Center reroofing project

■ 10:15 to 10:30 a.m.: United Way of Moffat County — Corrie Ponikvar

a) Discuss 2014 budget contribution

■ 10:30 to 10:45 BOCC — Chuck Grobe

a) Present Memo of Understanding between Craig/Moffat Chamber of Commerce, city of Craig and Moffat County for consideration

■ 10:45 to 10:55 a.m.: Finance Department — Mindy Curtis

a) Discuss payments from town of Dinosaur for deputy sheriff services

City Council meeting agenda for Tuesday

Craig City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at City Hall.

■ 7:30 p.m.: Council meeting

Please note that action (including final action) may be taken on any or all of the following items:

  1. Roll call

  2. Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence

  3. Approval of minutes of Aug. 13 meeting

  4. Approval of agenda

  5. Consent agenda:

A. Renewal of the tavern liquor license for Cool Water Grille LLC at 337 W. Victory Way. No cause shown for denial.

B. Renewal of the 3.2 percent beer off premises liquor license for City Market No. 15 at 505 W. Victory Way. No cause shown for denial.

  1. Audiences:

A. Receive a presentation from Mark Holmes, Energy Systems Group, regarding an energy performance contract.

  1. Other business:

A. Consider approval of a change order to Connell Resources asphalt overlay contract to overlay one of the sludge lagoons.

B. Resolution No. 12(2013) — a resolution supporting the grant application for a local Parks and Outdoor Recreation Grant from the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund for the completion of Breeze Park development.

C. Consideration of a temporary water line easement for Axia Energy.

D. Ordinance No. 1030 — an ordinance to prohibit the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana product manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities and retail marijuana stores in the city of Craig; and adding Section 17.78 of the Craig Municipal Code.

  1. Staff reports:

A. July financial report

B. July Water/Wastewater reports

  1. City manager/city attorney reports

  2. Council reports

  3. Audience comments

  4. Adjourn

Class on how to protect flora, fauna is Saturday

The Rocky Mountains are home to scenic vistas, unique flora and outstanding animals. However, this place is experiencing a change that could affect all the components that both residents and visitors alike enjoy. From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rocky Mountain Nature Association is offering Climate Change in the Rockies, a class that will focus on climate change effects found in flora and fauna throughout Rocky Mountain National Park’s montane and alpine ecosystems. This course will allow participants to observe and experience the changes that are occurring locally and will provide a glimpse as to what the landscape of the Rockies will look like in the future, according to a press release.

The class will be instructed by Timothy Kittle, a research ecologist, climatologist and professor at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado.

For the past 30 years, Kittle has conducted research on the ecological consequences of climate change and how conservation efforts will be affected. He has published more than 80 articles for scientific journals and books, and his work has been featured by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

To register for this course, contact the Rocky Mountain Nature Association at 970-586-3262 or online at www.rmna.org. Participation is limited.

Moffat County libraries closed holiday weekend

All branches of the Moffat County libraries will be closed Saturday through Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

Rhett Walker Band to visit Craig next week

The Journey at First Baptist Church will present in concert the Rhett Walker Band at 7 p.m. Sept. 3. The night will be filled with fellowship and outreach, and the church would like to invite the public to the event.

The Rhett Walker Band has received national attention and air play, especially with its hit single “Come to the River.” The band will bring a worship-style concert with a sound that resonates with Craig America, according to a release.

Check out the band at: http://rhettwalkerband.com.

Tickets are $10 each and are available at The Journey at First Baptist or Identity Graphics.

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