The City of Delta's request for waiver of dump fees to dispose of alternate truck route demolition waste was discussed again by the county commissioners on Sept. 4. The commissioners felt they need more information about the project but decided on a reduced rate for sawdust brought to the landfill.
Commissioners also learned that the county budget has no provision for making a large transfer from the general fund to the enterprise fund to pay for the waived tipping fees the city has asked for. A special supplemental budget would have to be adopted to accommodate cost of the waiver, if granted by the county.
The city's request was first thought to be valued at up to $96,000 in waived fees. "We're not ready to give the city carte blanche" on its waiver fee request said Commissioner Bruce Hovde.
Estimates on the amount of material the city needs to dispose of range from 2,000 to 4,000 tons of concrete and wood. "We need to determine the type of material and the amount," commissioner Doug Atchley said.
The commissioners decided at their Sept. 17 meeting that they would accept any wood from the Confluence Drive project into the landfill at $5 per ton, if it is delivered in the form of sawdust. The BoCC discussed making that same rate available to other landfill customers also.
The standard per-ton charge at Adobe Buttes is $24, which will still apply to bulk timber deliveries from the truck route demolition work, commissioners decided.
In other business at recent meetings, the Board of County Commissioners dealt with the following matters:
• A their Sept. 4 meeting, commissioners discussed possible names for the new entrance road off of Highway 92 at the county fairgrounds in Hotchkiss. The entrance is designated as a county road, the names for which are limited to 15 characters. No decision was made, but a favorite under consideration was "Doc Maloney Way," two characters shy of the 15-letter limit.
• Commissioners heard a report on Sept. 4 from the Health and Human Services Department that local cases of West Nile virus were expected to decline as the mosquito season winds down. Subsequent events did not bear out that prediction as the county's number of human cases has climbed from 17 on Sept. 4 to 29 on Sept. 24, including the death of one elderly man attributed this week to West Nile virus. Other counties hard hit by WNV are Weld, Larimer, and Boulder.
• The jail census report for Sept. 4 stood at 63. There were 46 inmates housed in the detention facility and 17 in work release. The average for the week was 64.
• The commissioners approved a restaurant liquor license renewal for First Assembly LLC doing business as Alexander Lake Lodge. The approval was contingent on receipt of an expected clean report from the Delta County Sheriff's Office.blog comments powered by Disqus