Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 29 |

Moffat County Commission recap for Sept. 29

The Moffat County Commissioners discuss breast cancer awareness with Chief of Marketing and Business Development for TMH Jennifer Riley and Daily Press Advertising Director Sheli Steele.
Patrick Kelly

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

During general discussion:During general discussion:

During general discussion:

• Commissioner Chuck Grobe commented that the federal office of the Bureau of Land Management replied to Moffat County’s most recent protest to Northwest Colorado’s Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Great Sage Grouse.

Grobe said the county submitted a 20-page letter expressing concerns with the plan and received a generic response from BLM.

“We put in a 20-page letter with substantive comments and what we got was a form letter saying ‘thanks, but no thanks,’” he said. “So, I’m really disappointed.”

Grobe said his disappointment was a result of the BLM essentially ignoring the county’s hard work in providing feedback but clarified that the local BLM office was not to blame.

On the agenda:On the agenda:

On the agenda:

• Approved two bids presented by Director of Development Services Roy Tipton.

The first bid went to Craig Powersports, 2607 U.S. Highway 40, in the amount of $12,299 for the purchase of a new utility task vehicle. Moffat County Weed and Pest Management will use the UTV.

The second purchase was in the amount of $30,923.48 paid to Pam Designs Interiors for new carpeting at Moffat County’s Department of Social Services office.

“I’m just glad to see that local people are bidding,” said Commissioner Frank Moe.

• Signed a proclamation presented by the Craig Daily Press and The Memorial Hospital declaring Oct. 12 “Paint the Town Pink Day” to promote breast cancer awareness.

Chief of Marketing and Business Development for TMH Jennifer Riley joined Daily Press Advertising Director Sheli Steele in presenting the proclamation to the commissioners. Daily Press Publish Renee Campbell and Advertising Representative Melissa Valentine were in the audience, showing support for the proclamation.

“Let’s encourage community members and business to wear pink, to display pink, to go pink,” Riley said.

Steele and Riley encouraged the commissioners, and all of Moffat County, to support breast cancer awareness by wearing pink on Oct. 12.

Throughout the month of October, TMH is offering $80 mammograms for women without insurance. Daily Press will be donating 25 percent of ad revenue from Oct. 12’s publication to Moffat County United Way.

The commissioners immediately started planning their pink outfits for the occasion.

• Approved the final settlement to Patriot Highway Markings for the 2015 striping project.

Linda DeRose from Moffat County Road and Bridge Department said the faulty striping on First Street and Moffat County Road 107 was accounted for in the final payment to the contractor.

• Approved the 2015 supplemental budget presented by Mindy Curtis, director of Moffat County Finance Department.

• Singed a letter supporting the Yampa River System Legacy Partnership and BLM in the effort to control the invasive weed Leafy Spurge.

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

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