Government Update for August 7 |

Government Update for August 7

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Moffat County Commission

Last met: Tuesday, Aug. 3


• Approved, 3-0, payroll warrant resolutions ending July 24 totaling $421,863.14.

• Approved, 3-0, bids for about 40 items from the surplus equipment sale. Commissioners approved the highest bids on all items save for two items, which had no bids, totaling $12,510.

• Approved, 3-0, findings and meeting minutes from the July 27 county board of equalization hearings regarding Questar Gas Management and KE Andrews.

• Approved, 3-0, a memorandum of understanding regarding apportionment of costs for contract with Visual Lease Services, Inc.

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• Approved, 3-0, amendments to county employee's dental benefit plan.

• Heard a presentation from Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes.

• Heard a presentation from Bob McConnell, candidate for the Third Congressional District.

Next meeting:

Wednesday, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way


• 9:30 to 9:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• 9:35 to 9:45 a.m. Consent agenda

— Review and sign the following documents: five-county core services contract for mental health services; division orders for Quicksilver, Entek and JW Operating; and consent to assign lease to Gulfport.

• 9:45 to 10 a.m. General discussion.

— Note that the board may discuss any topic relevant to county business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on the agenda.

• 10 to 10:30 a.m. Discussion with Bill Mack and Linda DeRose of the road and bridge department.

— Present monthly reports.

• 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Discussion with Lynnette Running of the human resources department.

— Present personnel requisition for approval.

• 10:45 to 11 a.m. Discussion with county attorney Jeremy Snow

— Discuss Bresnan/Cablevision franchise agreement

• 11 to 11:15 a.m. Break

• 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. Discussion with Barbara West of the social services department.

— Discuss health integration grant.

• 11:30 to Noon Discussion with Jerry Hoberg of the planning and zoning department.

— Cook exemption

Moffat County Land Use Board

Next meeting

7 p.m. Monday, Main conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way


• Call to order

• Roll call

• Moment of silence

• Approve meeting minutes

• General discussion:

— Summary of archaeology projects in Moffat County with Robyn Morris.

— Colorado House Bill 10-1365 hearing updates with Jeff Comstock.

• Other items:

— October Land Use Board agenda suggestions: Air quality monitoring station in Maybell.

• Closing updates/comments

• Announcements: Sept. 13, next Land Use Board meeting.

• Adjournment

Craig City Council

Last met: Tuesday, July 27


• Approved, 6-0, meeting minutes for the July 13 meeting.

• Approved, 6-0, to renew the retail liquor store license for Stockmen's Liquor at 574 Pershing St.

• Approved, 6-0, to renew the 3.2 percent beer retail license for the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 2000 W. Victory Way.

• Approved, 6-0, to award purchase of a skid steer/forklift for the water department to Tri-State Equipment totaling $25,853.18.

• Approved, 5-0, a lease agreement extension with Colorado Northwestern Community College at the Center of Craig for a term of one year totaling $12,000. Council member Gene Bilodeau abstained.

• Approved, 6-0, split the cost of a water line loop with MJK Sales & Feed at its new site development on 1st Street at a total cost not to exceed $25,832.50.

• Approved, 5-1 on first reading, ordinance No. 1006, concerning submitting a ballot question of whether the city can collect a 6.9 percent lodging tax.

• Heard a June financial report from finance director Bruce Nelson.

• Heard a monthly report for the water and waste water department.

• Heard a presentation of the 2009 city financial statement audit by James Rae.

Note: Mayor Don Jones was absent from the meeting. Council member Terry Carwile served as mayor in Jones' absence.

Next meeting

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.


• Roll call

• Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• Approve July 27 meeting minutes

• Approval of July bills

• Approval of agenda

• Consent agenda

— Renewal of 3.2-percent beer retail liquor license for City Market, 505 W. Victory Way. No cause shown for denial.

— Special event permit for the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads for Art in the Parking Lot on Sept. 18 at 150 E. Victory Way.

• Audiences:

— Re-appointment of Sid Arola to the planning and zoning commission.

— Public hearing to consider a change to an LLC for Casa Loya Mexican restaurant at 351 Ranney St.

• Other business

— Ordinance No. 1006, an ordinance submitting to the registered electors of the city at the Nov. 2 general election, the ballot question of whether the city shall be authorized to increase taxes by the levy of a lodging tax of 6.9 percent on the lodging price paid for lodging services provided in the city. Second reading.

• Staff reports

— Month end report for July by police department

• City manager/city attorney reports

• Council reports

• Audience comments

• Adjournment

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