Cedaredge Public Works Director Dave Smith reported that Grand Mesa water supplies are moving into the current irrigation season with better "carryover" than last year. Entering the 2013 season there was a worrisome 17 percent carryover, reported water managers at the time, while this year it is 38 percent, Smith noted.
The NRCS snowpack update report for Jan. 27 noted 94 percent of median at Park Reservoir, and 91 percent of median basin-wide.
Still, Smith cautioned, the town and the region are "facing drought conditions." The Stage I drought alert posted by the Cedaredge trustees last year remains in effect.
People making a visit recently to the mesa can note an unfavorable comparison with the amount of snow seen at this time last year in some areas.
In other business during their January meeting, the Cedaredge trustees dealt with the following matters:
• Trustees agreed to a "liquor license modification of premises" for High Mountain Enterprises LLC, also known as the Cedaredge Lodge.
The license modification will allow the owners, Gary and Donna Allen, to remodel their personal living quarters and access, and also add an outdoor sitting area for guests.
• Police Chief Sanders reported his department had made 13 arrests in the town during December, adding that none were for serious offenses.
• Public Works Director Dave Smith reported he had received 58 applications for a maintenance worker job opening in his department.
• The town board denied a rezone request for 421 S. Grand Mesa Drive. The request had been recommended for denial by the Cedaredge Planning commission.
• The trustees adopted as an emergency ordinance a schedule of municipal election deadlines that will be in effect for the April 1 municipal elections.
• A site permit application for a new town sewer plant has been submitted to the state, and a survey of the proposed site has been conducted, Smith reported. He said that a promised third-party engineering evaluation of the sewer plant site selection has been received at Town Hall.blog comments powered by Disqus