Craig City Council recap for Aug. 11

Patrick Kelly
Craig City Council receives an update on United Way's 2016 campaign goals from Joel Sheridan, United Way campaign chairman, and Amanda Arnold, United Way executive director.
Patrick Kelly

Craig City Council did the following during their bi-montly meeting on Tuesday evening:

Consent Agenda:

• Approved a special events liquor permit for the Northwest Colorado chapter of Parrotheads for a beer garden on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at the southwest corner of Tucker Street and Victory Way.

• Renewed a hotel-and-restaurant liquor license for Galaxy Chinese Restaurant located at 524 Yampa Ave. No cause shown for denial.

• Renewed a retail liquor store license for Jimmy D’s Eastside Liquor located at 539 E. Victory Way. No cause shown for denial. Councilmember Derek Duran abstained from the vote due to a conflict of interest.

• Renewed a hotel-and-restaurant liquor license for Deer Park Inn and Suites, 262 Commerce St. No cause shown for denial.

Council reports:

• Councilor Joe Bird said he wished there was better attendance at the most recent Colowyo-oriented community meetings but he is thankful for the people who did come out and provide comment. Several councilmembers echoed this sentiment and reminded the community that urgency still surrounds the situation at Colowyo.

• Councilor Tony Boher reminded attendees that hunting seasons would be kicking off shortly, which is good for Craig’s businesses.

“Talking to a few businesses downtown — they were all happy,” he said.

• Councilor John Ponikvar thanked code enforcement for their timely response to the potholes by Craig’s post office. Two weeks ago, at the previous city council meeting Ponikvar mentioned the issue. On Tuesday night, he said the holes had at least been filed in with some dirt and were looking better.


• Joel Sheridan, United Way campaign chairman, and Amanda Arnold, United Way executive director, presented details of United Way’s 2016 campaign, which kicks off Sept. 14.

“We would like to thank Moffat County and the City of Craig for being our campaign pacesetters this year,” Arnold said. “As our pacesetters and as leaders in the community, we need your support.”

• Audrey Danner, executive director of Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership gave an update introducing a collaborative community development plan between CMEDP, Moffat County Tourism Association and Craig Chamber of Commerce.

“We are agreeing to write a strategic plan that will help us create goals and reach those goals by working together,” she said. “We’ve heard the message loud and clear and it absolutely makes sense — why don’t we have a community plan?”

Danner asked Craig City Council to make a contribution to the plan, ensuring all relevant entities were represented and equally participatory. She requested the same input from the Moffat County commissioners Tuesday morning.

“That way we’ll have the goals in one place,” she said.

Other business:

• Approved an intergovernmental agreement between the Craig and Moffat County regarding upcoming 2015 governmental election.

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