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Commissioners, Foundation to meet again

County officials to discuss changes to Foundation's bylaws, mission statement

Ryan Sheridan

Once again, the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado and the Moffat County Commissioners will meet in an attempt to resolve the conflict concerning the direction and management of the Foundation and its finances.

The Foundation’s name change from the Museum of Northwest Colorado Foundation to the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado, expenditures and money management, and fund-raising revenues have been the main points of contention between the Commissioners and the Foundation.

At the Board of County Commissioners meeting on June 18, the Commissioners asked that the Foundation address some issues and return with answers and explanations. The Foundation is attending Monday’s meeting with that intent.

“We are going to be replying to the issues raised at the June 18 meeting,” said Dona Shue, executive director of the Community Foundation. “They requested a copy of the new by-laws and had some other questions, and we will present the response from the foundation.”

Foundation board member Lynn Villard will make the presentation. Shue doesn’t expect the entire board to attend.

“The way we see it, the ball is in the Commissioners’ court,” Shue said. “As far as we’re concerned, these are moot points, non-issues. We hope our response alleviates their concerns. If not, we’ll see what’s next. It’s up to the Commissioners.”

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The meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday the Moffat County Courthouse. The commissioners’ discussion with Foundation members is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The board will also:

Hear the Road and Bridge Department’s monthly update.

Receive the monthly report from Department of Social Services.

Meet with Jim Robertson at the Moffat County Public Safety Center to discuss final construction orders and details.

Discuss county issues in connection with the publication of the Bureau of Land Management’s Final Wilderness Character Inventory for the Vermillion Basin Area.

Hear a report from Administrative Services.

Receive a general office update from Sheriff Buddy Grinstead.

Hear an update on the GIS project from the Assessor’s Office.

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