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Government update

Moffat County Board of Commissioners

Last met: Aug. 9

Decisions:



The commissioners unanimously approved a letter from the commissioners Rep. John Salazar’s office concerning energy industry use of county roads.

Unanimously approved a core services agreement for Moffat County Social Services.



Appointed Tracy Latham to the state’s adult protection agency by a unanimous vote.

Signed off on receipt of a $1,081,224 Department of Local Affairs Grant for radio towers on Isles Mountain, Vermilion and Brown’s Park. The grant came to the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management. The commissioners unanimously approved the grant.

Discussed how the Sheriff’s Office will set their budget for next year. The Sheriff’s office brings in revenue from out-of-town prisoners who stay at the county jail, but that money is put in the county’s general fund. The commissioners and the Sheriff will hold a workshop in the coming weeks to discuss how to set the budget.

Gave preliminary approval to the Slate Creek Subdivision by a unanimous vote.

Tabled discussion of a conditional use permit for R & S Tong Service.

Next meeting: Aug. 16

Craig City Council

Last met: Aug. 9

Decisions:

Granted a liquor license to Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. Owners originally named the bowling alley Lighting Strikes, but had to change the name because of a naming conflict with another business. Owners Beryl Dschaak and Dianna Scott said the center on 990 Industrial Ave. should be finished by mid-September.

Allowed Ridgeview Subdivision owner Jim Duran to develop sidewalk gutters concurrent with existing gutters. The gutters on Riford Street will be four inches high instead of city standard of six inches.

Appointed five volunteer members to a Charter Review Commission. Pam Foster, Jim Herschberg, Patrick Owen, Ken Wergin and Mary Danford will help the city draft a new charter to replace its current version, which is about 30 years old. Councilors decided not to close the application process for a few more weeks in an effort to cull more interested volunteers.

Next Meeting: Aug. 23


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