Moffat County Commissioner recap for April 7 |

Moffat County Commissioner recap for April 7

Patrick Kelly

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

During general discussion:

• Read a letter from Weston Brady, a junior at Moffat County High School. Brady has volunteered to build a bench outside of Hamilton’s community hall for cyclists to use as a rest area. Commissioners supported and commended his interest in the community.

• Attempted to clarify a misunderstanding that arose around the funding of the Shadow Mountain project. Commissioner Chuck Grobe advised members of the community to contact city officials with any questions about the project and voiced concerns about social media sites such as Facebook being a source of misinformation.

• Reminded residents of Moffat County about the upcoming workshop for coal-reliant communities hosted by National Association of Counties and encouraged they participate by completing a survey. The survey is available at:

• Ray Beck thanked the commissioners for their continued support of education in the community.

Action items:

• Road and Bridge Department — Bill Mack presented bid recommendations for a new mini-excavator. Out of eight bids, Mack suggested one from Severson Supply Co., Inc. for $58,588.19. Kinkaid asked if leasing was a better option but Mack said it was not a recommended alternative. Grobe moved to approve the bid from Severson for an E50 T4 Bobcat compact excavator; it passed 3-0.

• Development Services — Roy Tipton, Moffat County developmental services director, presented a bid from Hubler Enterprise Inc, for concession privileges at Loudy-Simpson Park. The bid was approved 3-0.

• Planning and Zoning — Jerry Hoberg, county planner, presented an application to clear an alleyway at 261 Ellis Ave. in Maybell. County commissioners unanimously passed the application.

• Finance Department — Finance Director Mindy Curtis presented a refinancing plan for the 2006 Certificate of Participation for the Public Safety Center. The preliminary projection indicates savings of $345,018.58 over the next eight years. Commissioners approved a motion 3-0 to begin the refinancing process.

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

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