Moffat County Commissioner Jan. 20 meeting recap |

Moffat County Commissioner Jan. 20 meeting recap

Janelle O'Dea

Moffat County Commissioners receive an update from the Department of Social Services at their meeting on Tuesday.

— At the weekly Moffat County Commissioners meeting, commissioners discussed and decided on the following topics:

During general discussion:

Moffat County's newest Commissioner Frank Moe updated fellow commissioners and the community on training he attended conducted by Colorado Counties Incorporated. The training was a comprehensive three-day program and covered most topics Moe will have to tackle, including ethics, county administration and legislative training.

"The number one lesson I learned was it's not about me, it's about our county and our community, and they drove that lesson very well," Moe said.

Commissioner John Kinkaid said he plans to attend a meeting Monday at the state capitol with Gov. John Hickenlooper. Representatives from Rio Blanco and Garfield counties will also be in attendance.

After giving their updates, the commissioners approved a community services block grant for the Department of Social Services 3-0. The grant comes from the Department of Local Affairs and helps with public transportation in Craig, Kinkaid explained.

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The Department of Social Services Self Sufficiency Manager Laura Willems gave commissioners a positive update on Moffat County's child support program.

She said the federal government has four goals passed down through the state and Moffat County's program has met or exceeded all four goals. Those goals include having a certain percentage of cases with paternity establishment, court orders for child support, collecting current support and collecting past support.

"It's always exceptional to meet every goal but in this economy, especially in Moffat County, the fact that they were able to meet these goals, that's exceptional," Director of Social Services Kerri Klein said.

The commissioners finished the meeting by appointing open county board seats.

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

Action items:

Commissioners approved the following items 3-0:

• Jan. 13 Moffat County Commissioner meeting minutes

• Moffat County/Department of Social Services Legal Services Memo of Understanding

• Colorado Department of Transportation highway user tax signature sheet

• Extension of landfill services contract with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association

• Intergovernmental agreement between Moffat County and the city of Craig regarding elections

• Department of Social Services Dec. 15 minutes

• Department of Social Services community services block grant

• Department of Social Services electronic transactions

Moffat County board appointments and terms:

Fair Board, three years:

Doug Winters

Housing Authority, five years:

Tom Mathers

Len Browning

Land Use, three years:

Dave Watson, recreation

Burt Clements, alternative recreation

Dean Gent, landowner

Ed Winters, alternative landowner

Ray Owens, alternative agriculture

Jean Stetson, business

Bob Grubb, environmental

Steve Hinkemeyer, mining/minerals

Library, five years:

Alman Nicodemus

Maybell Park Board, three years:

Joe Schminkey

Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, five years:

Alman Nicodemus

Museum of Northwest Colorado, three years:

Barbara Baker

Ina Faye Mack

Dorcas Albaugh

James Hasler

Planning and Zoning Commission, three years:

Rick Barnes

Charles Locke

Tom Soos

Tourism Association, staggered terms:

Tammie Thompson-Booker

Larry Hoover