The county commissioners, at the recommendation of staff, will set minimum bids of $250 in its public sale being planned for three of the split estate oil and gas mineral rights that it owns.
The county has acquired the rights over the years largely through delinquent tax liens.
The surface owners of land overlaying two of the rights in Dominguez Canyon and an exploration company "land man" interested in a county-owned right on the former White Ranch property North of Delta have asked the county to sell them the rights.
The county attorney reported to the commissioners that to sell the rights, a public sale must be conducted. No date has been set, but advertising and notices will have to be prepared and published.
The county treasurer reported that the assessor has placed nominal tax values on the parcels of $302 and $553 for the Dominguez Canyon rights. The White Ranch rights are assessed at $440, reported County Treasurer Jim Ventrello.
The county commissioners set the minimum bid amounts during their Nov. 5 regular meeting. Commissioner Olen Lund was absent because he was in Denver for an event commemorating completion of the Hartland Dam project here last summer.
In other business during its Nov. 5 meeting the BoCC dealt with the following matters:
• Commissioners received a report on Blake Field operations. Business there is "fairly similar to last year," reported the airport manager. There are 53 aircraft currently based at Blake Field. Some crack sealing is being done in the ramp area.
• The county Geographic Information Systems Department is developing a user survey of its mapping site and technology. The department will seek input especially from the county's real estate offices which were said to be regular users of the service.
• The county's emergency preparedness manager reported that a recent "full scale" search and rescue exercise was a success, and Del-Sar, the county's voluntary search and rescue organization, was credited with contributing to the successful operation. Del-Sar is acquiring the certified use of a search dog to aid it in its life-saving work.
There have been some $2,000 in donations to the county search and rescue effort from family and friends of a hunter from Ohio whose body was recovered here recently, reported Rob Fiedler, emergency coordinator.blog comments powered by Disqus