Moffat County commissioner Sept. 23 meeting recap |

Moffat County commissioner Sept. 23 meeting recap

Janelle O'Dea

Fall lawn cleanup safety and Craig’s Senior Social Center were among the topics of discussion at the Moffat County commissioners’ weekly Tuesday meeting.

During general discussion, the commissioners talked about:

Safety first: This week’s autumnal equinox signifies the changing of the seasons, and Commissioner Tom Mathers gave safety tips for lawn cleanup.

To stay safe when doing yard work, wear gloves, wear a long-sleeved shirt to prevent scratches or cuts from branches and use a height-appropriate rake.

Craig’s Senior Social Center: Neil Folks, president of Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing, gave an update on Craig’s Senior Social Center. The Senior Social Center had a members meeting Monday night. Folks said about 40 people attended, and the organization’s board of directors was chosen.

“There’s consistently been between 25 and 40 people at each meeting,” Folks said.

Commissioner Chuck Grobe appreciated the organization’s initiative.

“That group seems to have a lot of energy,” he said.

The Senior Social Center will host its first fundraiser, an all-ages sock hop, from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Hot dogs and root beer floats will be served for a nominal fee.

“We’re hoping for, like, 10 bucks, people can come and have dinner and dance and have a good time,” said Kathy Fagan, president of the Senior Social Center’s board of directors.

Action items (commissioners voted, 3-0, on all items):

Youth Services Department: Commissioner John Kinkaid was approved to serve on the Youth Services Department Juvenile Services Planning Commission.

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office hires: Commissioners also approved hiring for a detention sergeant position and detention deputy position at the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

Shadow Mountain: A loan agreement between the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority and Shadow Mountain Village Local Improvement District was reviewed and approved by commissioners. The loan agreement will help fund Shadow Mountain’s new water line construction.