District #2 County Commissioner Bruce Hovde was named to serve as 2014 chairman of the Board of County Commissioners.
District #3 County Commissioner Mark Roeber will serve as vice chair.
The appointments were made by the full board during its annual reorganizational meeting.
Along with the chairmanship and vice chair positions, the county commissioners divided among themselves more than four dozen other work assignments serving with various committees, boards, and organizations.
Responsibilities of the office of commission chair include conducting meetings, signing conveyance documents, serving as chair of the county board of health and other duties.
In other business during their first official meeting of 2014 on Jan. 6, the commissioners:
• Approved a letter sent to four members of Congress, two senators and two representatives, who have ranking status on their respective chamber's appropriations committees. The BoCC is asking that Congress support and fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
The program gives money to local governments as compensation for public lands in their jurisdictions that don't generate local property tax revenues.
"The coal mines in Delta County have decreased production significantly in the last year due to market, and coupled with decreasing school enrollment necessitates the full funding PILT for counties," states the commissioners' letter.
"Delta County urges you to consider the economic hardship that states and counties across the nation will face if the PILT program is not given consistent funding."
Last year, Delta county received $136,481 in federal money under the PILT program, according to county officials.
• The commissioners approved the county clerk's request to issue an RFP for an estimated $16,000 project to remodel part of the elections department for the public's use. Work would commence in the spring.
• In a planning department matter, commissioners gave an approval to replat of lot 2, Gunnison River minor subdivision, owner/applicants Brian and Dorothy Dunn.blog comments powered by Disqus