Moffat County Commission recap for June 2 |

Moffat County Commission recap for June 2

Patrick Kelly
Moffat County Commissioners John Kinkaid and Frank Moe listen to Audrey Danner present an update for Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership.
Patrick Kelly

Moffat County commissioners did the following Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting:

During general discussion:

• Reminded the audience about Wednesday night’s meeting regarding Colowyo Mine. The meeting is hosted by Moffat County and Rio Blanco County Commissioners and will run from 6 to 8 p.m at Moffat County High School’s auditorium. Representatives from Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the company that owns Colowyo, will be participating in the meeting as well.

Commissioner Frank Moe emphasized the importance of the meeting and urged members of the community to make attendance a priority.

“This is vital and critical to our economy and to our future,” he said.

Moe also asked the community to be engaged and active while remaining composed and respectful.

• Asked Superintendent Brent Curtice what is going on with Moffat County School District during the summer. Curtice said that 110 seniors had just graduated from Moffat County High School and district is ready for next fall.

“These kids coming out today are as talented as it gets,” he said.

Action items:

• Approved funding for hotel and meeting rooms for a Computer-assisted Management of Emergency Operations certification course being taught in Craig. The course registration will first be available to individuals from Moffat County, then opens up to other regions, said Tom Soos, emergency management coordinator for Moffat County.

The course can accommodate 15 people and Soos said he expects it to fill up.

• Hampton Inn & Suites will provide the rooms at a rate of $83 a night.

Discussed grant applications and construction options for Brown’s Park Swinging Bridge with Roy Tipton, director of Moffat County Development Services.

• Waived the bidding process for the replacement of air conditioning units at Moffat County Courthouse. The commissioners agreed to award the contract to Masterworks Mechanical so the work can begin before it gets too hot outside.

“This building is nasty when it’s hot,” Tipton said.

• Received a program update from Audrey Danner of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership.

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