Craig City Council recap for June 9
Craig City Council did the following during their bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday evening:
• Renewed a 3.2 percent beer license for the Loaf ‘n’ Jug located at 2441 W. Victory Way.
• Granted a two-month extension on a hotel-and-restaurant liquor license for Stacks Smokehouse, 351 Ranney St. The license will be extended to Aug. 10. The Colorado state liquor division has not yet reviewed the original license application due to staffing shortage.
• Tony Bohrer said he was pleased with the attendance at the meeting hosted by Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association last week and impressed by all the mine employees who came to show support.
He also commented on the status of Shadow Mountain project and asked residents to focus on the end result.
• Derek Duran said the Craig City Council needs to continue supporting the fight for Colowyo mine and encouraged the community to participate in the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s Wednesday public participation meeting from 4 to 8 p.m. under the Moffat County Fairgrounds grandstands
• Jennifer Riley told the council about 16 students from University of Colorado’s medical program who are considering going to work in rural communities when they finish their education. They will be working in Craig and getting a taste for practicing medicine in a real rural community.
“They’re excited to be here,” she said.
Riley provided the councilors with a schedule of the students’ activities and invited them to participate.
“It’s just an opportunity for us to get to know these students and hopefully get them back here,” she said.
• Dan Cudahey, partner at McMahan & Associates LLC presented the 2014 audit report.
Cudahey’s report highlighted the following:
• The city’s general fund continues to experience a decline in fund reserves, whereas the business-type activities has experienced an increase in fund reserves.
• Total net position was $42,002 at Dec. 31, 2014, which was down by $255,605 from Dec. 31, 2013.
• The city was able to maintain the same level of services even though the revenues remained relativity unchanged and with a decrease in expenses.
• Appointed Aspen Matthews to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
• Approved Ordinance No. 1045. The ordinance amends the Land Use Code in Title 16 of the Craig Municipal Code to add principal uses in C-2 and I-1 zoning districts and to amend accessory uses in RV parks.
• Approved a letter from the Craig City Council to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement regarding Colowyo mine.
• Heard city staff, council and Craig Police Department reports.
• Took audience comments.
The deadline to vote is Monday, May 20.