Briefs for April 12, 2011: Moffat County Commission hosting two meetings today
The Moffat County Commission is hosting two meetings today at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.
The meetings are open to the public.
The agenda for the morning meeting, scheduled for 9:10 a.m., is below:
• 9:10 to 9:15 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence
• 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Lynette Running, of the human resources department
— Present personnel requisition for approval
— Discuss 9Health Fair vouchers
• 9:30 to 10 a.m. Discussion with Mason Siedschlaw, of the IT department; Dan Davidson, director of the Museum of Northwest Colorado; Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department; and Tammy Villard, of the assessor’s office
— Discuss GIS services for mapping mineral ownership
• 10 to 10:30 a.m. Discussion with Bill Mack and Linda DeRose, of the road and bridge department
— Present bid recommendation for purchase of two trucks
— Present monthly reports
The agenda for the night meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., is also below:
• 6 to 6:05 p.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence
• 6:05 to 6:15 p.m. Consent agenda
— Review and sign the following documents: Approve March 7, 15, 22 and 29 meeting minutes; payroll and A/P warrant resolutions; cooperative law enforcement operating and financial plan; auto truck group credit application; Dinosaur deputy house property lease
• 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Discussion with Tinneal Gerber, of administration
— Clarification on Moffat County Public Safety Center financing
• 6:45 to 7 p.m. Discussion with Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department
— Club 20 natural resources update
• 7 to 7:15 p.m. Discussion with Kelly Patterson, of the youth services department
— Present proclamation regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month
• 7:15 to 8 p.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 this agenda.
City Council to honor council members before regular meeting today
The Craig City Council will host a reception today to honor council members. The reception is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.
After the reception, the council will host its regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The reception and meeting are open to the public.
The meeting agenda is below:
• Roll call
• Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence
• Municipal Judge Kevin Peck will administer the oath of office to new mayor Terry Carwile and newly elected council members.
• Election of mayor pro-tem
• Approval of March 22 meeting minutes
• Approve March bills
• Approve agenda
• Other business:
— Consider approval of an agreement to non-simultaneous exchange of real property with the State Board of Land Commissioners for property used by the wastewater department.
• Staff reports:
— Year-end reports for the police department
• City manager/city attorney reports
— Discussion of a proposed grazing lease on city property by the Yampa Valley Golf Course.
• Council reports
• Audience comments
MCTA Board to discuss director position today
The Moffat County Tourism Association Board is meeting at 9 a.m. today in the second-floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The agenda includes a discussion on the organization’s executive director position and responsibilities.
The meeting is open to the public.
Landfill vouchers now available
Moffat County is now providing vouchers for the Moffat County Landfill. Vouchers are good for one free day of services at the landfill and are limited to one per resident.
Vouchers are available in the Moffat County Treasurer’s Office inside the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.
Call 824-9111 for more information.
Habitat Partnership meeting today at Craig Chamber
The Northwestern Colorado Habitat Partnership Program committee is hosting its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call 824-0347.
Book club to review ‘The Postmistress’
The Craig Book Club next meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 657 Green St. Club member Jan Rinker will review Sarah Blake’s “The Postmistress.” For more information, call Marian Simons at 824-7368.
Teacher of the Year nominations sought
The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year.
This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.
Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier and John Bolton.
To nominate a teacher, visit http://www.craigdailypress.com/teacher or pick up a nomination form at the Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave.
The deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m. April 29.
For more information, call Michelle Balleck at (970) 875-1790 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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