The Board of County Commissioners met with constituents about their concerns and dealt with other business at recent meetings.
• Constituent Bob Neirinckx discussed problems in a possible real estate transaction with the county.
The commissioners and Neirinckx all expressed their frustration with the inability to arrive at final terms on the county's purchase of a Columbia Street property owned by Neirinckx. Commissioners Olen Lund and Bruce Hovde said a deal for the property, eyed for potential future use as space for courthouse expansion, has been pending "for years."
Neirinckx made reference to some items of personal property on site that he wants to remove, and which have played a role in "misunderstandings" over finalizing a contract for sale.
• Constituent Barbara Hulet, who lives in Olathe, asked the commissioners to consider a resolution she said will help protect personal freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, Declaration, of Independence, and Bill of Rights..
The resolution calls on the BoCC to uphold their oaths of office and go on record opposing provisions of the Federal National Defense Authorization Act. That Act, according to Hulet's resolution, authorizes government arrest and incarceration of U.S. citizens without due process.
The commissioners said they would discuss the resolution, which Hulet also presented to the Montrose County Commissioners.
• Sheriff Fred McKee received commissioners' approval on a contract with Justice Benefits, Inc., a company which collects inmates' suspended government payments and forwards them to jails for helping to pay expenses of incarceration. The company keeps 15 percent of its collections under the agreement, McKee said.
• The commissioners received a jail census count of 52 on March 19. It consisted of 27 male, 10 female and two Department of Corrections inmates in detention, and 12 inmates and one trusty in the work release facility.
• In a separate jail item, commissioner Olen Lund reported on the BoCC's annual jail inspection saying, "It was clean, orderly, and everything was in good shape." Lund noted a fresh atmosphere in the facility; no menu report was given.
• The board approved a transfer of ownership and temporary licence permit extension on the hotel/restaurant liquor licence for Electric Mountain Lodge, using the name Electric Mountain LLC.
• Commissioners and planning staff decided they want operators of the neighboring United Companies gravel pit and the Warren Gravel Pit on 1800 Road to negotiate a road maintenance agreement between themselves. The agreement will become a part of the county's development agreement with the Warren pit owners.
• The county has been given a one-time offer for a low price on aerial photography. The county's current aerial photography set was taken at a resolution of three feet. A company with a 30-centimeter (one-foot) resolution set in full color has pitched its photos, minus public lands, for a price of $5,200. The higher resolution photos could be useful to the assessor's office, sheriff, engineering and road and bridge departments, explained Paul Healy, county geographic systems director.
• Delta County Tourism Cabinet marketing coordinator Kelli Hepler gave the commissioners a presentation on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge bicycle race.blog comments powered by Disqus