Moffat County Commission recap for Nov. 3 |

Moffat County Commission recap for Nov. 3

Patrick Kelly

Moffat County Commissioners John Kinkaid, Frank Moe and Chuck Grobe conduct county business at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.

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

During general discussion:

• Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid asked Department of Social Services representatives to explain the county's participation in the Colorado Workfare program.

The commissioners approved a sponsorship of 10 people who receive government assistance through social services to help perform tasks at the county.

Nonprofits and public entities can participate in the program to help individuals on benefits, learn skills and maintain their government assistance.

"We just want to get the word out that we have people who are available to work," Kinkaid said.

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• Commissioners Frank Moe and Chuck Grobe joined Kinkaid in thanking the community for its participation at the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's public outreach meeting for Trapper Mine.

"It was really nice to see the community come out," Grobe said.

On the agenda:On the agenda:

On the agenda:

• Held an auction for property surrounding the Kum & Go on the east side of Craig. The property was purchased by Kum & Go in the amount of $563,860 and will be used in the construction of a new store.

Kum & Go has plans to tear down its existing building on the lot and expanded to its new 6,000 square foot store layout, which should open sometime in 2016.

"This is going to be great for Craig to have a nice store on the east end of town for people coming in," Grobe said.

• Signed a letter releasing Rundle Construction as contractor for Shadow Mountain Village Improvement Project phase one.

• Moved to approve up to $12,500 in 2016's budget for a matching grant on broadband planning.

Audrey Danner, director of Craig/Moffat Economic development partnership, said the city had already agreed to set aside funding for the grant match and urged the commissioners to do the same, citing the importance of broadband to economic development.

• Announced new appointments to the Moffat County Fair Board and Maybell's Community Center Board.

New members of the fair board are Kelly Hepworth, Karl Huntsman, Annette Norton, Jared Smith and Tony Raftopoulous.

Chip McIntyre was appointed to the Maybell board.

• Signed a letter of support for the city of Craig's Great Outdoors Colorado grant application for funding un updating their parks and recreation master plan.

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