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County Commissioner Meeting Minutes To Be Approved
SAGUACHE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR SESSION MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020
CALL TO ORDER:
The Meeting was called to order by Board Chair, Ken Anderson, at 9:10 A.M., with the
Following members present:
Ken Anderson, Commissioner, Board Chair
Jason Anderson, Commissioner
Tim Lovato, Commissioner
Wendi Maez, County Administrator
Ben Gibbons, County Attorney
Dominique White, for Trish Gilbert, Clerk to the Board
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
Board Chair, Ken Anderson, invited those in attendance to join in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Additions/Deletions to the Agenda:
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO APPROVE THE AGENDA AS AMENDED
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER JASON ANDERSON
VOTES IN FAVOR: 3 VOTES AGAINST: 0
Reorganization of the Board
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO ASK COMMISSIONER JASON ANDERSON TO BE BOARD CHAIR FOR 2020
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON
Reading and Approval of Minutes:
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE DECEMBER 17, 2019 REGULAR SESSION MEETING AS AMENDED
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO
VOTES IN FAVOR: 3 VOTES AGAINST: 0
Review of Mail and Other Correspondence: 01/07/2020
Introduction of Guests:
Robert Tafoya asked the Board who is going to give responses to the issues that he has brought up in the past; like the Highway 17 issue. Robert stated that over the Holiday weekend they got a lot of snow and the roads didn’t get cleaned up until after Christmas.
Tony Jennings stated that no one has come out to his property for the blight order. People are now stealing stuff from the property.
Commissioner Jason Anderson suggested talking with the Sheriff's Office.
Hank Day stated he has attended most of the Town Meetings in Moffat; they made a motion requesting assistance in legal funds to move forward with the Annexation. They have asked for assistance in cleaning up the mess from the fire. The thousands of dollars they are going to spend on a private corporation to help them fight, what are they doing with the county funds to clean up the fire. Where is our tax money going?
The Board stated Hank needs to speak with the Town of Moffat on where the tax money is being spent on.
Rebie Hazard Thanked the Commissioners for the donation for the Wreaths Across America.
Rebie came before the Board regarding the wolf introduction. It will not only affect cattlemen, it will affect tourism, as well as wildlife.
Commissioner Jason Anderson stated he would vow that Saguache County will stand with the Counties of the Western slope and other rural Counties on this issue.
Department and Board Appointments
2020 Board Chairman
Blue Peaks Development – 3-year term
Budget Officer – Wendi Maez
SLV Community Action Agency - Wendi Maez, Evan Samora and Pam Williams
County Administrator – Wendi Maez
County Attorney – Ben Gibbons
County Emergency Manager – Robert “Bobby” Woelz
Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council Designee – Robert “Bobby” Woelz
All Hazards – Robert “Bobby” Woelz
Public Information Officer – Robert “Bobby” Woelz
County Weed Coordinator – Randal Arredondo
Environmental Certifying Official – Lynette Grant
Health Department Designee for Land Use Issues – Acting Interim Amber Wilson
Health Department Designee for Public Health Issues – Lynette Grant
Housing Director – Evan Samora
Landfill Supervisor – Randal Arredondo
Land Use Administrator – Acting Interim Amber Wilson
Local Board of Health, Medical Director – Dr. Eli Walker
Human Resources Director – April Quintana
Road and Bridge Supervisor – Randal Arredondo
Public Health and Nursing Services Director – Lynette Grant
SLV GIS/GPS Reps – Wendi Maez, Connie Trujillo and Kaye Maez
SLV Housing Coalition – Evan Samora
Social Services Director – Linda Warsh
Veterans Services Officer – Jim Sheeran
Gunnison Basin Weed Commission – Randal Arredondo
Saguache County Weed Board – Randal Arredondo
SLV Development Resources Group Citizen Appointment –
Saguache County Airport Manager – Wendi Maez
County Auditors – 2019 Audit – Hinkle and Company
Official Newspaper – Saguache Crescent
Official Publication Site – Saguache County Website - www.saguachecounty.net
Gunnison Basin Roundtable – Kathleen Curry
SLV Fair Board Representative – Nicole Rockey
Colorado River Water Board Representative – Rebie Hazard
Gunnison River Water Basin Board Representative – Rebie Hazard
Upper Arkansas Conservancy District Roundtable Representative – Tom Goodwin
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO HAVE DISCUSSION IN
EXECUTIVE SESSION DURING BEN GIBBONS TIME FOR LEGAL COUNSEL
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO AMEND THE AGENDA
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO APPROVE REBIE HAZARD
FOR THE COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT BOARD
Board of County Commissioners Roles
Administration – Jason Anderson
Land Use – Ken Anderson
Airport – Ken Anderson
Department of Social Services – Jason Anderson
Road and Bridge/Landfill – Ken Anderson
Public Health – Tim Lovato
Veteran’s Office – Tim Lovato
Attorney General Office/SLV Trails Coalition – Jason Anderson
All Hazards – Tim Lovato
BOCC Chair – Jason Anderson
CCI Legislative Committee Designee – Jason Anderson
County Designated Health Officer/County Quarantine Officer – Tim Lovato
Courthouse Security Team, Commissioner Representatives – Tim Lovato and Sheriff Dan
Emergency Management/Homeland Security Executive Board – Tim Lovato
Gunnison Sage Grouse Strategic Conservation Committee – Ken Anderson, Wendi Maez/Elinor
County Coalition for Gunnison Sage Grouse – Ken Anderson
Local Board of Health Chair – Jason Anderson
RAC (Rocky Mountain RAC) – BLM Front Range RAC – Jason Anderson
REACT Board - Jason Anderson
Senior Citizens Liaison – Ken Anderson
Saguache County Museum Rep – Tim Lovato
SLV Council of Governments, Executive Board – Ken Anderson
SLV Development Resources Group (DRG) – Ken Anderson
SLV Regional Transportation Commission / STAC Committee – Ken Anderson
SLV Regional Emergency Trauma Advisory Council ad hoc – Tim Lovato
State Health Department Designee – Tim Lovato
Tourism Council Liaison – Ben Gerade
Veterans Task Force (Valley Commissioners/Valley Veterans) – Tim Lovato
SLV Broadband Representative – Ken Anderson
SLV Habitat Conservation Plan Steering Committee – Ken Anderson and Wendi Maez
BLM Cooperating Agency Rep – Jason Anderson and Wendi Maez
Communities That Care Designee – Tim Lovato
UAS/COAA County Rep – Ken Anderson and Wendi Maez
US Forest Service RAC - Jason Anderson
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO APPROVE THE
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE STAFF APPOINTMENTS AND THE BOCC ROLES
Went to the landfill and did a check. I was impressed, the new call and fence looked good.
My only concern is that it seems like some vehicles are being left.
Attended a New Year's gathering for Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Spoke with Wendi Maez concerning sending flowers for a couple of losses that we had over the holidays. One was for the Treasurer and the other was for Teresa Benns.
Attended office hours. One person came through to talk about affordable housing in the County.
12/23 – Met and spoke with Hal Hewett in Alamosa about the Census Count. I drove County Road G and County Road 53.
12/27 – Spoke with Kathleen Curry about legislation that will possibly be proposed in the upcoming year, she will be coming to give the Commissioners an update on the Round Table which she represents Saguache County on.
Spoke with Rebie Hazard about the wolf introduction as well as stock water issues.
12/30 – Spoke with several constituents about the Moffat Annexation and they Thanked the Commissioners on their decision on County Road 59.
1/2/ – I met with Peggy Godfrey and we discussed the information that she has researched about Stage 4 & 5 and the impact the Closed Basin may have on the Saguache Creek and San Luis Creek Drainages.
1/6 – Spoke with a constituent from the Sargents area about the wolf proposal and whether Saguache County will have a resolution about the reintroduction of wolves to our County.
Attended multiple Christmas Parties before the 19th.
12/19 – Attended the 4-H Foundation for the Hudson Ranch.
Had discussion with multiple people about roads and water.
Had a person contact me about the VSO, he had tried to contact Jim Sheeran and there wasn’t an answering machine.
On the 9th the Rio Grande Water Conservation will have a get together to talk about water in the San Luis Valley.
Returned from break at 10:32 A.M.
LYNETTE GRANT, PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR, Report Attached
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO GO INTO THE BOARD OF PUBLIC HEALTH
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER JASON ANDERSON TO SIGN THE YOUTH TIMESHEET GUIDELINES BEGINNING JANUARY 7, 2020
Grant stated that the Office of Behavioral Health grant will not be renewed for 20/21. They are currently working on the job descriptions for youth positions for CTC. Grant is considering implementing a program called Y Time for hours worked in each program. Grant wants to get into the Medicaid program.
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO COME OUT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH
DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:
JIM SHEERAN, VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
Sheeran presented the report for the grant money that was distributed. The first grant was in March for $2,500, the second grant was in September for $1,000 and the third grant was for $2,000. This was all a result of Sheeran not filling out an application for the Veterans Assistance Grant.
RANDAL ARREDONDO, ROAD AND BRIDGE SUPERVISOR
Arredondo sent the bill to the gentleman who cut the road. Arredondo received a bill from the gentleman in the exact amount, for repairing his fence.
Arredondo will be doing evaluations on the 24th and 25th of January.
An Employee recently got hurt and is on workman’s comp. Another employee will be leaving at the end of the month, which brings Road and Bridge down 5 employees.
Della Veiria, Alamosa County Public Health – Options for Long Term Care
Veiria stated that about three years ago the department that governs the single point entry approached several agencies in the state to let us know that because we had our Options Programs and our Personal Care Provider Programs under the same governing body, we were considered to be in the conflict of interest situation. Our options were either shutting down shop completely or getting rid of either the Options Program or the Personal Care Provider Program. We started meeting as a region so that we can work through it together. Single Entry Point means that if someone is in need of support services at home to remain there safely rather than going to a nursing home, you should be able to come into an agency and get information and once the financial piece is taken care of then a home visit will be done to show what that person is eligible for.
Returned from lunch at 1:00 P.M.
AMBER WILSON, INTERIM LAND USE ADMINISTRATOR, Report Attached
The Saguache County Land Use Office has not received any letters of complaints within the last
CEOLP has been in compliance with the State and County Regulations.
They are allowed to have 8 cremations per year and not to exceed 24 cremations in a 3
Consecutive year period.
They will attend the meeting to present to you what has happened in the last 3 years
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO APPROVE THE 3 – YEAR REVIEW FOR THE END OF LIFE PROJECT
Facility has been up and running with them paying their monthly marijuana excise tax.
Buildings are in the correct location according to the sketch plan.
No letters of concern within the last 12 months.
Water meters are installed and are in compliance with the Division of Water Resources.
Security and DVR rooms are installed and working.
Lighting (shading) is installed.
Adequate telephone and internet services are installed and working.
Parking is in the correct location.
Septic is County approved.
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO ACCEPT THE YEARLY REVIEW OF 1-11 LLC
Saguache County Planning Commission
Jeff Shook – member – reappointment
Bill McClure – member – reappointment
Richard Drake – member – reappointment
Nick Huffman – alternate member – reappointment
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO ACCEPT THE REAPPOINTMENT FOR JEFF, BILL, RICHARD, AND NICK
Commissioner Jason Anderson stated the Board is very satisfied with Alejandro’s work; as a result the board is exploring the idea of expanding his job. The board asked if Alejandro would take over the Airport Manager position.
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO APPOINT ALEJANDRO HEREDIA TO BE THE AIRPORT MANAGER
WENDI MAEZ, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Report Attached
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER TIM LOVATO TO ALLOW THE BOARD TO EDIT A LETTER TO BE GIVEN TO PEGGY GODFREY AS THE NORTHERN SAGUACHE COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE AND TO BE COMPLETED AT THE NEXT WORK SESSION
SECOND BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON
VOTES IN FAVOR: 3 VOTES AGAINST: 0
BEN GIBBONS, COUNTY ATTORNEY
MOTION BY COMMISSIONER KEN ANDERSON TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR PERSONNEL AND LEGAL COUNCIL PER C.R.S 24-6-402(4) (f) (I) AND C.R.S. 24-6-402(4) (b)
Back in Session from Executive Session at 2:35 P.M.
Seeing no further business, Commissioner Jason Anderson adjourns the meeting at 2:45 P.M
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County Commissioner Meeting Minutes
Minutes from Regular Session Meeting Tuesday, December 17th 2019
Minutes from Regular Session Meeting Tuesday, November 12th 2019
Saguache County 2019 Board of Equalization from August 1st 2019
SAGUACHE COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
HEARING ON PETITIONS
SAGUACHE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AUGUST 1, 2019
The Saguache County Board of Commissioners, sitting in their official capacity as the Saguache County Board of Equalization (CBOE), convened the 2019 Hearing on Petitions at 9:02 a.m., Thursday, August 01, 2019, in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Saguache County Courthouse.
Present: Board Chair, Ken Anderson Commissioner Jason Anderson Commissioner Tim Lovato
Also present: Ben Gibbons, County Attorney Peter Peterson, County Assessor Laura Taylor, Assessor’s Clerk Trish Gilbert, County Clerk & Recorder Various petitioners and/or their representative
Commissioner Jason Anderson outlined the process for the Hearing as follows:
Petitions will be reviewed in the order received. The Board will then make their decision on each protest. He stated that this is not a hearing for general public comments, but for petitioner and Assessor presentations, as scheduled. He also informed petitioners that a written decision of the Board would be provided to each petitioner within five (5) business days of the Board’s decision.
The Hearing then commenced with the following Petitions addressed and subsequent action taken by the Board:
1. Gary and Julia Hawley - Parcel # 4221-173-00-129
Petitioner, Julia Hawley, present.
Motion by Commissioner Jason Anderson to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination. Parcel does not qualify for agricultural classification. Market data supports land value. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Tim Lovato. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
2. San Luis Valley Financial Services Inc – Parcel # 4485-154-00-123
Petitioner agent, Charles W “Bill” McClure, present.
Motion by Commissioner Tim Lovato to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Ken Anderson. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
3. San Luis Valley Financial Services Inc – Parcel # 4593-112-00-039
Motion by Commissioner Jason Anderson to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Tim Lovato. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
4. San Luis Valley Financial Services Inc – Parcel # 4485-023-00-066
Motion by Commissioner Tim Lovato to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Jason Anderson. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
5. San Luis Valley Financial Services Inc – Parcel # 4602-093-00-282
6. Jonathan L and Debbie Ann Kim – Parcel # 4605-213-00-055
Petitioner not present.
Motion by Commissioner Tim Lovato to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination, due to market data supporting market value. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Jason Anderson. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
7. Richard and Stephanie Strom – Parcel # 4605-081-00-384
Motion by Commissioner Jason Anderson to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination, due to market data supporting market value. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Tim Lovato. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
8. Nadine and Alton Abercrombie – Parcel # 4751-032-00-004
Motion by Commissioner Jason Anderson to uphold the Assessor’s valuation as on 2019 Notice of Determination, due to market data supporting market value. The structure does not qualify as a residence. Appeal is Denied – No Adjustment. Second by Commissioner Tim Lovato. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
9. Gryezky LTD – Parcel # 4223-212-00-087
Petitioner agent, Alan Cooper, present.
Motion by Commissioner Tim Lovato to continue agricultural classification valuation for 2019, subject to the provision of appropriate financial documentation of agricultural operation by petitioner to the Assessor, within 30 days of this date. Appeal is Granted -- Adjustment will be made. Second by Commissioner Jason Anderson. Votes in Favor: 3 Votes Against: 0 Motion Carried
There being no further business, the 2019 Saguache County Board of Equalization Hearing was Adjourned at 2:32 p.m. Motions and decisions made at this meeting are included in the above summary of actions.
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Resolution of Supplementary Budget for 2019-G-1 03-11-2019
Resolution NO R-2 Canceling Taxes Determinded to be Uncollectable 06-11-2019
Exibit "A" for Resolution NO R-2 County Held Mobile Homes 06-11-2019
Resolution NO R-3 Cancelling Taxes Determined to be Uncollectable 06-11-2019
Resolution of Supplementary Budget for 2019-G-4 06-02-2019
Resolution to Enact a Temporary Moratorium on the Acceptance, Processing or Issuance of Medical Variances for Exceeding a Medical Marijuana Plant County of Twenty Four (24) on Property Parcels Located in Unicorporated Saguache County for a Period of Six (6) Months 07-03-2019