Moffat County Commissioner Dec. 30 meeting recap |

Moffat County Commissioner Dec. 30 meeting recap

Commissioners approved the following action items:

a) Meeting minutes: Dec. 22

b) Resolution for transfer of intergovernment funds for the month of December: 2014-158

c) Resolution(s) for payment of payroll warrants: 2014-160 and 161

d) Resolution for Transfer of Payment of Warrants: 2014-162

e) Health and welfare fund resolution: 2014-163

f) Extension of memo of understanding between Moffat County and Connections 4 Kids

g) Approved supplemental budget request for unexpected expenditures, 2014-164

— At the weekly Moffat County Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, Commissioner Tom Mathers received a plaque as a thank you for his eight years of service to Moffat County and its citizens.

Commissioners mainly discussed the landfill-hay production lease that they decided on last week. Pat Weber, who has had the lease for the past decade, came to the meeting to dispute the commissioners’ decision.

“I don’t quite understand that I was high bidder on that and didn’t get it,” Weber said. “If I had been lower bidder, I would’ve thought nothing of it.”

Mathers said the commissioners’ decision was not just about “dollars and cents,” and they awarded the bid to Floyd Gutierrez last week in the interest of fairness.

The commissioners asked County Attorney Rebecca Tyree what the process would be if they wanted to change the decision. She said she’d have to research it.

“Normally, a contract is a legally binding agreement, which is why people enter contracts,” Tyree said.

Commissioner Chuck Grobe said the commissioners often receive material close to the time of meetings and said they sometimes don’t have “the chance to sit back an think about it.”

After the meeting, Grobe and Mathers said that they were inclined to stick with the decision as it was made in the interest of fairness to Gutierrez.

Grobe said he can’t recall a time that commissioners have changed their minds on a decision.

Commissioners also approved what Dan Davidson, from the Museum of Northwest Colorado, said is one of the last leases he’ll have with Southwestern Energy. The lease is worth $6,504.52.

Contact Janelle O’Dea at 970-875-1795 or or follow her on Twitter @jayohday.

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