By Lucas Vader
West Nile Virus abatement
Delta County Health Department Director Ken Nordstrom informed the Cedaredge board of trustees of the onset threat of West Nile Virus, which had a record-breaking number of cases last year. The Town of Cedaredge will be engaging in roadside fogging for virus-carrying mosquitoes.
Letter regarding COVID-19 precautions
The meeting packet includes a drafted letter to the Board of County Commissioners and the Delta County Health Department asking that it put forth more educational material to the community in regards to wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. After discussion the board tabled the motion to send the letter.
Golf and turf lease agreement
The board approved the agreement for the Town of Cedaredge to continue leasing the golf course’s 2017 golf carts.
One Delta County IGA
The board approved the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with One Delta County, meaning the town will contribute to 3.9 of the overall $65,994 for costs related to hiring a project manager with the opportunity for a livable wage and benefits.
CARES collaboration IGA
The board of trustees approved future collaboration regarding Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds, allowing the town to be eligible for extra funding related to COVID-19. These funds would be exclusively for costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details are available in the meeting packet.
Resolution for a budget amendment for the golf course
The board approved an additional $8,000 to the golf course beyond what was originally budgeted for 2020. These funds are designated to purchase snack items for resale at the course.
Resolution to appropriate additional money to the general fund
Due to sales tax income exceeding the projected amount in the budget, the board approved an additional $20,000 to the general fund to be used in a COVID-19 recovery program for business in town.
Resolution for COVID-19 recovery program
The board passed a recovery program which will allow it to distribute 400 $25 vouchers that can be used at brick and mortar businesses in town. Once received, participating businesses can return the vouchers to be reimbursed. $10,000 of the town’s funds will go toward the cause. An additional $10,000 will go toward local advertising and highlighting businesses in town.
Economic Development/Town Clerk report
Economic Development Coordinator and Town Clerk Kami Collins reported that the town continues to receive questions about regulations related to COVID-19 as they continue to evolve. She reported that enough events have been returning that town staff was able to get the Community Info page running again. Collins has also continued working with One Delta County as it moves toward a full launch.
Police chief report
Cedaredge Police Chief Joe Roberts reported that, in a comparison of statistics, the number of calls into the Cedaredge Police Department is approximately what it was last year, year to date. Roberts also updated council on the in-town Tuesday incident involving attempted murder, assuring that the suspect is detained.
Public works report
Public Works Director Jerry Young reported that the Cedaredge Town Park playground and restrooms have been opened to the public, with the restriction of no more than 10 individuals at a time.
Young also informed the board that Jake Urich was selected for the open position of public works foreman and that the department is currently advertising for another full time general maintenance worker to begin in July.
Golf pro report
Golf Pro Ira Kramer brought an issue to the board, reporting that the course’s older golf carts continue to break down, indicating that the town may need to plan to replace them in the near future.