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ARCHULETA COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Pursuant to the State's Public Health Order 20-35 dated October 23, 2020, no more than 10 people may gather together for a meeting.  It is therefore HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for the Public  to Join via ZOOM Conference Call as you may not be allowed to be in the meeting room - Please contact County Administration at 970-264-8300 for log-in information


 

CALL TO ORDER THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF JANUARY 5, 2021 AT 1:30 P.M.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

MOMENT OF SILENCE

 

DISCLOSURES AND/OR CONFLICT OF INTEREST

 

APPROVAL OR ADJUSTMENTS TO AGENDA

* Executive Session - Specific Agenda Topic
 

PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR*

This is an opportunity during the session for the public to address the Commissioner. Please step up to the podium, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD and keep your comments to 3 minutes (the Board is not required to discuss your comment or make a decision regarding your comment, under this section).
 

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

PAYROLL, PAYABLE WARRANTS AND PURCHASE CARDS

 

December 16, 2020 - January 5, 2021

B.

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting Minutes 12/15/2020

Draft of the Regular Meeting Minutes from December 15, 2020 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 12-15-2020R.pdf
C.

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

Special Meeting Minutes 12/22/2020

Draft of the Special Meeting Minutes from December 22, 2020 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 12-22-2020S.pdf
 

Special Meeting Minutes 12/23/2020

Draft of the Special Meeting Minutes from December 23, 2020 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 12-23-2020S.pdf
D.

Consideration and Approval of Resolution 2021-____ Establishing a Location for the Posting of Official County Notices, Setting Meeting Dates for the 2021 Calendar Year and Establishing Days and Office Hours for County Offices to Transact County Business for Fiscal Calendar Year 2021

Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402, the Board of County Commissioners ("BoCC"), at their first regular meeting of the calendar year, shall designate a public posting place(s) for notice of agendas.  Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-10-109, the BoCC are required to establish the days and office hours for county offices to be kept open for the transaction of county business.  Pursuant to C.R.S. 30-10-303, at the first meeting of the year, the BoCC sets the dates and times for BoCC meetings.  This resolution complies with these three statutory requirements.
E.

Consideration of the Appointment of a Budget Officer for Fiscal Year 2021

Pursuant to C.R.S. 27-1-104, the governing body of each local government shall designate or appoint a person to prepare the annual budget for submittal to that governing body.  The County Administrator has historically been designated as the Budget Officer for Archuleta County.
F.

Certification of Compliance of the County Merit System

Effective January 1, 2001 legal requirements were placed upon all Colorado counties when the State-administered county merit system was repealed and transferred to the counties.  Colorado counties are required by both federal and state law to administer and operate their county merit systems consistent with federal “merit system principles”.  These principles require that county merit system employees be afforded certain basic protections against political interference, summary discipline/termination, and groundless discipline/termination.  Failure to adhere to these merit system principles will place federal and state funding of human services programs at risk. 

Recommended Action: Authorize the “Certification of Compliance of the County Merit System Year 2021” with signature authority for the chair.


 

G.

Consideration of Resolution 2021-___ to Consolidate 2 Lots into 1 Lot in Lake Hatcher Park, Owned by Kevin and Dyann Michele Donahue

This request is to consider a Resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 263 and 264 in Lake Hatcher Park, to become Lot 263X owned by Kevin Donahue and Dyann Michele Donahue.  This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval by the Development Services Director.  The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the county fee schedule, generally balanced by reduction in property taxes.
H.

Consideration of Resolution 2021-___ to Consolidate 8 Lots into 1 Lot in Piedra Park Subdivision No. 7, Owned by Stephen T. and Roberta L. Schwartz

This request is to consider a Resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 6-13, Block 3 in Piedra Park Subdivision No. 7, to become Lot 12X owned by Stephen T. and Roberta L. Schwartz.  This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval by the Development Services Director.  The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the county fee schedule, generally balanced by reduction in property taxes.
I.

Consideration of Corrected Resolution 2021-___ to Consolidate 3 Lots into 1 Lot in Block 4 Piedra Park Subdivision No. 6, Owned by Elizabeth Dale and Freddy Ernest Rivas

This request is to consider a Resolution correcting Resolution 2020-236 recorded on December 16, 2020 at Reception No. 22008103 authorizing the consolidation of Lots 12, 13 and 14, Block 4 in Piedra Park Subdivision, No. 6, to become Lot 13X  owned by Elizabeth Dale Rivas and Freddy Ernest Rivas.  This consolidation has been reviewed and is recommended for approval by the Development Services Director.  The impact to the county budget includes fees paid per the county fee schedule, generally balanced by reduction in property taxes.
J.

Consideration and Approval of Ground Lease Agreement for Hangar 511 B

This Ground Lease Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Archuleta County, Colorado and John Huft would be effective January 1, 2021 for a period of twenty-five years for Hangar 511 B.  The financial impact to the county is the annual rent paid of $1,020, adjusted for CPI increases.  Staff recommends approval of this Ground Lease Agreement.  Responsible Staff: Chris Torres, Airport Manager.
 

NEW BUSINESS

A.

Consideration and Approval of Donation to Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership

The County Extension office has six grow lamps and bulbs that are not in use that can be donated to the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership.  This donation will help further their current efforts in growing fresh food year-round and making donations to locals in need.  
Presentor
Robin Young
Presentor's Title
CSU Extension Director
Documents:
  1. CSU Donation.pdf
B.

Consideration and Approval of Funding Request for DUST2

DUST2 is partnering with the Pagosa Ranger District to evaluate the Jackson Mountain trail and road system for development into a 30+ mile single track trail system with access from downtown Pagosa Springs and the potential to connect to other area trail systems.  Since this area potentially impacts federally protected interests, the project requires a NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) analysis.  The estimated cost for the NEPA analysis could be as high as $75,000.  DUST2 is requesting $35,000 from the Conservation Trust Fund to help defray this cost.
Presentor
Scott Wall
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4): The Board reserves the right to meet in executive session for any purposes allowed and announced prior to voting to enter into executive session.
 
 

PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

This is an opportunity during the session for the public to address the Commissioners on a subject not covered on the agenda. Please step up to the podium, STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR THE RECORD and keep your comments to 3 minutes (the Board is not required to discuss your comment or make a decision regarding your comment, under this section).
 

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

 

ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR BOCC MEETING

All meetings to be held in the Archuleta County Administration Offices
398 Lewis Street, unless otherwise stated.

All Regular and Special BoCC Meetings are recorded.