The Orchard City trustees have agreed to donate $1,390 to the Cory Cemetery District. The money is earmarked for the purchase or construction of a storage shed that will hold the American flags displayed at the cemetery on holidays.
The flags have been stored in the garage of County Commissioner Bruce Hovde, explained Mayor Don Suppes. Hovde has been storing the flags in his garage as he serves as cemetery administrator in the absence of a functioning board of directors for the cemetery district.
The town board thought it a better idea to donate a storage building to the district than try to use the town's own storage space for the flags and accept liability for any damage to them that might occur.
As part of the motion to approve the building donation, trustee Jimmie Boyd suggested that a shed with a covered porch be chosen so that a sheltered place for the cemetery's plot map will be available for display there also.
In other business at its November regular meeting, the Orchard City Town Board dealt with the following matters:
• A new duty of the trustee finance committee will be to review all of the checks listed on the town's bank statement each month in order to double check correct balances and reconcile with invoices. Committee members Jimmy Boyd and Ken Volgamore reported the work was very detailed and that balances checked out on the last month's statement.
The trustees had a workshop with auditor Pete Blair on Dec. 5 and reviewed procedures for proper financial controls.
• Trustee Jan Gage reported on a "pretty scary" presentation she attended in Paonia recently at the Delta County Economic Development quarterly meeting.
She said a presentation on coal mining noted that the administration in Washington D.C. sees coal-fueled power plants as "a social justice issue." The administration policy is based on an idea that low-income people are more likely to live near coal fueled power plants and so have higher risk of suffering ill health effects from them, Gage reported.
"If I hadn't seen it (the presentation) with my own eyes I wouldn't have believed it," Gage said.
Mayor Don Suppes noted that electricity rates for consumers will are likely to rise now because of the results of the November elections.
• Constituent E.J. Verdahl addressed the trustees and the audience, encouraging all to participate in a charitable program she contributes to. She said that her goal is to raise funds by walking 10,000 steps per day (4.7 miles) to aid the various projects of the charity.
• Trustees approved a 3.2 carry-out license renewal for the Stop and Save.
• At the recommendation of staff, the town board accepted a contractor petition to release the Meadow View water pipeline from warranty and accept it into the town's water utility system.
• The town trustees also released from warranty and accepted another contractor project into the town system, the Green Valley water line.
• The trustees approved two boundary adjustments: One for the harry L. Fischer Family Trust and Antillon, and one for Widener and Good.blog comments powered by Disqus