Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 1 |

Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 1

Patrick Kelly

At its weekly meeting Tuesday morning, the Moffat County Board of Commissioners did the following:

During general discussion:

• Moffat County Development Services Department Director Roy Tipton provided the commissioners with an update on the Shadow Mountain Village Improvement Project, which Tipton said is progressing on schedule.

“We’ll be good for the winter,” Tipton said.

Tipton said Aspen Street was supposed to be paved this week but work has been bumped to next week.

“We can’t get materials,” he said.

On the agenda:

• Approved a bid for $39,350 from HotJet USA for a Dual Cold Water Jetter than is used for cleaning culverts. Mindy Curtis, Moffat County finance director, said the county had budgeted $38,500 for a jetter.

• Held a public hearing on the petition to form a Local Marketing District consisting of the Town of Dinosaur, City of Craig and Moffat County.

“I’m just glad that the city and the county and Dinosaur have come together to look toward our future and be willing to explore new avenues for diversifying our economy,” said Jay Oxley, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership chairman.

The district would create an additional 4 percent tax on rooms and accommodations to fund projects for economic development.

CMEDP, Craig Chamber of Commerce, Moffat County Tourism Association, Craig City Council and the public were all represented and provided comment on resolution to form the LMD.

“Being a hotel guy, I really think it’s going to help Moffat County and Craig,” said Doyle O’Neil, general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites.

• Adopted Resolution 2015-97, regarding the ballot question to form the Moffat County Local Marketing District.

• Approved a lease agreement with Eric Lodwick for the motocross track south of Craig between the landfill and Craig Station. Lodwick will pay $1 for 2015 and 2016, if the lease is renewed. In return, Lodwick is responsible for the use, operation, maintenance, management and care of the premises during the term of the lease.

• Approved refinancing on the Public Safety Center with net future value savings of $341,843.41.

• Adopted Resolution 2015-96, regarding a broadband ballot question for the override of Senate Bill 152.

“This gives us opportunity for infrastructure and services for our community,” said Audrey Danner, CMEDP director.

Reach Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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