Moffat County Commission recap for May 12
Moffat County commissioners did the following Tuesday morning at their weekly meeting:
During general discussion:
• Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume noted that he encourages officer’s discretion when enforcing leash ordinances at Loudy-Simpson Park. With the transition into the spring season, Hume said calls regarding owners unleashing dogs at the park are increasing.
“We’re not going to proactively go out and try to sign people up and get them into court, that’s really not what our mission is,” Hume said, explaining that any complaints will be taken on a case-by-case basis.
He asked the commissioners to refer any complaints or concerns they receive back to the Sheriff’s Office.
Commissioner Chuck Grobe added that individuals with disabilities let their dogs off the leash at Loudy-Simpson so the animals can get the necessary exercise.
“It’s the only way that can let their dog run in relative peace and harmony,” he said.
• Chairman John Kinkaid asked Hume if a new deputy had been selected for western Moffat County as a part of the intergovernmental agreement between Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the town of Dinosaur.
“We’re scheduling interviews for next week,” Hume said.
• Approved Pankey Minor Subdivision S-15-01 and an exemption for the Eberle property west of Craig, presented by Jerry Hoberg from planning and zoning.
• Signed a proclamation presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution declaring May as Armed Services Appreciation Month.
• Discussed the donation of a Moffat County vehicle to Advocates Crisis Support Services. The commissioners supported the idea and agreed to work on an arrangement to vote on.
• Signed a letter to the Bureau of Land Management protesting the potential listing of the sage grouse as an endangered species.
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