Moffat County Commissioner Nov. 3 meeting recap | CraigDailyPress.com

Moffat County Commissioner Nov. 3 meeting recap

Janelle O'Dea

The Moffat County Commissioners meeting on the morning of Election Day started with unopposed Republican Moffat County clerk Lila Herod demonstrating her unconscious dedication to the job.

"I have to keep a notepad by my bedside," Herod said. "Because I'm always remembering things to do up until Election Day."

Herod said her office had received 3,951 ballots out of the roughly 6,900 mailed out, with a 57 percent voter turnout in Moffat County so far.

During general discussion:

Commissioner Chuck Grobe discussed the emergency management meeting held between the Moffat County School District, Craig Police Department and other important area agencies.

Last week the agencies used a SimCell, or a simulator that sends them information about an emergency. This time, the emergency was a school shooting at Moffat County High School.

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Grobe said all participating agencies worked well together, and he believes the county and city can work together to practice events like these more often. Many in attendance at the meeting nodded in agreement, including Craig City Council Member Ray Beck.

Director of Development Services Roy Tipton gave the commissioners an update on the Shadow Mountain project.

He said phase one of the project is about 50 percent finished, and crews are doing a "final clean-up" before ending construction for the season. Tipton also said they will put out new bids for the next phase of the project come mid-December.

Switching construction topics, Grobe said the county is still waiting to hear from T. Wright Dickinson's insurance company about repairing the swinging bridge damaged by a tractor accident.

Action items:

Commissioners approved a maintenance agreement for the Department of Social Services, 3-0.

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