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Moffat County Commission approves power line resolution

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At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Awarded, 3-0, a $30,776.50 contract to Nebraska-based Ace/Eaton Metals for culvert improvements to a bridge on Moffat County Road 107, near Thompson Hill.

• Approved, 3-0, the hiring of a level 1 caseworker for the social services department.

• Approved, 3-0, a memorandum of understanding with Garfield County for the administration of Moffat County's Section 8 housing voucher program. Moffat County retains its vouchers, but Garfield County will oversee them for budgetary purposes.

The Moffat County Commission approved Tuesday, 3-0, a joint resolution outlining the preferred route of two interstate power transmission lines through Moffat County and Carbon and Sweetwater counties in Wyoming.

Jeff Comstock, Moffat County natural resources director, presented the proposal to the commissioners Tuesday morning.

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"It really says that we have an agreement with Wyoming to use the Old Dad Road route and in Colorado the Seven Mile Ridge route," Comstock told the commission. "This resolution speaks nothing to anything below the Seven Mile Ridge route."

The decision comes a month after a June 1 meeting in Carbon County, in which public officials from the three counties discussed the positives and negatives of a variety of suggested corridors.

The proposal extends the reach of the TransWest Express Transmission Project, which currently begins south of Rawlins, Wyo., and ends near Las Vegas, and Gateway South, which begins northeast of Medicine Bow, Wyo., and ends near Mona, Utah.

According to the resolution, the three counties reserve the right to implement their own requirements regarding power line construction, zoning and other regulations, and also stipulates that future construction of additional power lines be restricted to the approved corridor or other already existing corridors in the respective counties.

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In other news …

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission:

• Awarded, 3-0, a $30,776.50 contract to Nebraska-based Ace/Eaton Metals for culvert improvements to a bridge on Moffat County Road 107, near Thompson Hill.

• Approved, 3-0, the hiring of a level 1 caseworker for the social services department.

• Approved, 3-0, a memorandum of understanding with Garfield County for the administration of Moffat County’s Section 8 housing voucher program. Moffat County retains its vouchers, but Garfield County will oversee them for budgetary purposes.