Moffat County Commission recap for Dec. 22 |

Moffat County Commission recap for Dec. 22

Patrick Kelly

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners did the following at its weekly meeting Tuesday morning:

During general discussion:

• Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said a deal was finally worked out between the owners of the Luttrell Barn and the county.

The barn will keep its name and location by the Boys and Girls Club of CraigBoys and Girls Club of Craig but is now owned by the county and designated for community use. but is now owned by the county and designated for community use.

Boys and Girls Club of Craig but is now owned by the county and designated for community use.

Grobe said he thinks the barn will be a good fit for the Boys & Girls Club and now that the county owns the building it can invest money in its renovation.

Recommended Stories For You

"We have $100,000 in our budget that has been earmarked for the Luttrell Barn for three years," he said.

The Boys & Girls Club is working on an agreement with the commissioners on agreement to run the facilities operations and provide maintenance in exchange for access.

• Moffat County Natural Resources Department Director Jeff Comstock said the county is continuing to work with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement as a cooperating agency on the Trapper Mine environmental assessment.

The assessment is on schedule for completion, Comstock said.

Grobe pointed out that the upcoming feedback period on Trapper's draft assessment coincides with the comment period on a column expansion at Colowyo Mine and encouraged the community to comment on both.

"We have to keep that on everybody's radar," he said.

On the agenda:

• Approved a fourth-quarter supplemental budget presented by Moffat County Finance Department Director Mindy Curtis

• Certified the county’s levies and revenues for 2016

• Awarded a bid to U.S. Tractor & Harvest for a new Grasshopper 721DT mower in the amount of $16,920

• Approved three amendments to the Moffat County employee handbook

The first amendment changes the county's calculation of overtime pay. From now on, any leave type, such as holiday, annual or sick, will not be counted as hours worked within a workweek.

In the second amendment, the commissioners eliminated any leave benefits for all part-time employees.

The last amendment passed Tuesday alters the county's hiring process. From now on the commissioners will no longer hire temporary employees directly. Instead, temporary employees will be hired through a designated agency.

• Approved $7,290 for the purchase of a base for the new World War II memorial statue and discussed where the statue will be installed next year