Members named for Cory Cemetery board

By Hank Lohmeyer


The county commissioners named two members to serve on the Cory Cemetery board of directors.

Dick Kirkpatrick and Gary Tollefson, both of whom were elected to the Orchard City Town Board in April last year, will now also serve on the cemetery board.

The Cory Cemetery board has been vacant of volunteers willing to serve for about seven years. The business and operational affairs of the district have been the responsibility of the District #2 county commissioner during that time.

A third board member is still needed to bring the cemetery board up to full capacity.

In other business at their Monday, May 1, business meeting, the county commissioners dealt with the following matters:

• Commissioners appointed two new members to the Delta County Planning Commission expanding the commission's membership to nine. Representing commissioner District #2 will be Layne Brones. He has served for a number of years on the Surface Creek Area Planning Committee and also as its chair. Representing commissioner District #1 is Steve Schrock, a former city manager for Delta. There were six people seeking the two positions.

• Commissioners approved a bid of $135,575 including a $5,000 county trade-in for a new Kenworth truck/tractor to be used by Road District #2. The county had budgeted $140,000 for the purchase.

• Master Petroleun of Lazear was successful bidder and the only bid submitted for the county's motor fuels supply. A not-to-exceed bid amount of $585,944 for four grades of motor fuel will provide the county with rack prices for regular unleaded at $2.076 per gallon; mid-grade unleaded at $2.256 per gallon; super unleaded for $2.503 per gallon; and #2 diesel at $2.0085 per gallon.

• Commissioners ratified a letter to the Colorado Department of Higher Education applying for a $49,314 grant to provide scholarship assistance for Delta County students enrolled at Colorado Mesa, Western State Colorado, and Delta-Montrose Vocational Technical Center. The grant will also pay administrative costs. The program is called the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative.

• Commissioners ratified signatures on a letter of support for a Center for Mental Health grant application.