Government update for July 25 |

Government update for July 25

Moffat County Commission

— Last met: Tuesday, July 21


• Approved, 2-0, signing a grant application for $18,450, available through the Help America Vote Act, to renovate the Hamilton Community Center and make it more handicap accessible.

The vote center was closed in May 2008 because it did not meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

• Approved, 2-0, a bid for $8,770 from APH Construction to build additional storage space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center garage.

It was the low bid submitted.

• Approved, 2-0, a proclamation declaring the week of July 26 as Disability Awareness Week, and July 31 as Disability Awareness Day.

– Commissioner Tom Gray was absent.

Next meeting: Tuesday, July 28, Moffat County Courthouse, 221. W. Victory Way


• 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Discussion with county attorney Kathleen Taylor, Bill Mack of the road and bridge department, and Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department

– Possible executive session to be requested to conference with county attorney for the purpose of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions: discussion of legal issues relating to County Road 47.

• 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda

– Review and sign the following documents: grant agreement for Craig/Moffat County Airport parking lot; change order with Ager Drilling Service; contract services with CAPS; Core Services Program – mental health services with SFY09, Roger Reynolds, Rita Rhodes, Lea Treanor, Sherry Meadows, Anthony Noble, Mary Haas, and Mike Haas; Legal services contract agreement with state child support unit.

• 8:45 to 9 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.

• 9 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Ted Lindtveit

– Parent loss analysis results

• 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Discussion with Lila Herod and Lynette Running, of United Way

– Present United Way proclamation for signature

• 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Discussion with Joani Matranga, of the Governor’s Energy Office

– Discuss energy efficiency block grants

• 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Discussion with Aron Diaz, of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado

– AGNC update

• 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Discussion with Jerry Hoberg, of the Planning and Zoning Department

– Present bid recommendation for handicap ramp at Craig/Moffat County Airport

• 10:45 to 11 a.m. Discussion with Gary Brannan, of weed and pest management

– Request waiving bid process for replacing damaged fogger

• 11 to 11:15 a.m. Discussion with Lynette Running, of the human resources department

– Present personnel requisition for approval

• 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. Discussion with Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department

– Present letter of support for Colorado Geological Survey study

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Discussion with Bill Mack, of the road and bridge department

– Request waiving bid process for landfill liner

Colorado Board of Equalization hearing

The meeting is to discuss property valuation appeals. CBOE board members are Moffat County commissioners Tom Gray, Audrey Danner and Tom Mathers.


• 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. Crosstex Treating Services, presented by Dustin Stone

• 1:30 to 1:45 p.m. Questar Gas Management, presented by Dustin Stone

• 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. Three Forks Resources, presented by Richard Logan

• 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. Questar Exploration & Production Company, presented by Richard Kashiwa and Holland & Hart

• 2:45 to 3:15 p.m. CDX Gas LLC, presented by Dustin Stone

• 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. Wold Oil Properties, presented by Bettina Christensen

The agenda is subject to change until 24 hours before scheduled hearings. The board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day, or cancel or reschedule noticed meetings.

Craig City Council

Last met: Tuesday, July 14


• Approved, 5-0, the final reading of an ordinance to put a question on the Nov. 3 election ballot asking voters if they want to delete a city charter provision that limits a municipal candidate’s personal contributions to his or her own campaign to $500.

• Approved, 5-0, two letters of support for U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for feasibility studies for two business ventures: one for a local inventor and the other for a business incubator.

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership brought both requests to the council.

• Denied, 3-2, a letter of support for a USDA grant for a feasibility study for a private medical office park, which also brought to the council’s attention by EDP.

• Approved, 5-0, a letter of support and $2,500 for an effort to bring the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association finals to the Moffat County Fairgrounds in 2010 and 2011.

• Approved, 5-0, proclamations declaring Craig an official Relay For Life City, and July as Relay For Life Month in Craig, as well as July 26 to Aug. 1 as Disability Awareness Week.

• Approved, 5-0, a $9,188 bid from Kustom Signals for two pole-mounted speed radar devices for the Craig Police Department. It was not the low bid submitted, but police officials said the low-bidding company, Decatur, had provided sub-standard equipment and service in the past.

The council also approved, 5-0, a $12,490 bid from Speed Sentry for a mobile speed monitoring trailer. It was the lowest bid submitted that also met required specifications.

• Approved, 5-0, a $8,541 bid from Grainger for a thermal imager for the wastewater department.

• Approved, 5-0, a resolution to create the Craig-Moffat Complete Count Committee for the 2010 census.

– Councilors Ray Beck and Byron Willems were absent.

Next meeting: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.


• Roll call, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• Approve July 14 meeting minutes

• Approve agenda

• Consent agenda: no items listed

• Audiences: none listed

• Other business:

– Award bid to purchase evidence drying cabinet requested by the Craig Police Department

– Proclamation to designate August as United Way Month

• Staff reports:

– Finance director Bruce Nelson will present the financial report for June

• City manager/city attorney reports

• Audience comments

• Adjournment

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