Moffat County Commission recap for July 28
Moffat County commissioners did the following Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting:
During general discussion:
• Roy Tipton, director of Moffat County development services department, said water would be cut from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Shadow Mountain Village. The outage is the last scheduled outage of the Shadow Mountain Village Improvement Project.
• Commissioner Chuck Grobe reminded everyone that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released an environmental assessment for Colowyo Coal Mine’s South Taylor Pit on Monday. The assessment is available at Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, in the Natural Resources Department; Moffat County Library, 570 Green St.; Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office, 455 Emerson St.; Meeker County Courthouse, 555 Main St., Meeker; and BLM’s White River Field Office, 220 E. Market St., Meeker. The assessment will also be available online on OMSRE’s website.
• Frank Sadvar, exalted ruler of Craig’s Elks National Foundation lodge, asked the commissioners to waive a fee for use of the covered picnic area at Moffat County Fairgrounds. Sadvar said the Elks’ membership has dwindled and the event is part of a recruitment effort.
On the agenda:
• Approved a $36,672.01 bid from Patriot Highway Markings for road striping.
• Granted a special event liquor license to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for Saturday’s Moffat County Balloon Festival at Loudy-Simpson Park. The beer garden will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Randy Looper, owner of the Elk Run Inn, said the event is expected to be larger than last year.
• Received information from Mindy Curtis, Moffat County Finance Department director, about applying for a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant that would provide three years of funding for a Moffat County manager.
Grobe said at this point the consideration of a county manager is about seeing what funds are available and keeping options available when making decisions to move forward.
The grant would cover salary, benefits, training, and any additional costs required for the position.
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