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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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CALL TO ORDER THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 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).
 

PROCLAMATIONS

A.

Constitution Week

This is to proclaim the week of September 17-23, 2020 as Constitution Week in Archuleta County.
Presentor
Joanne McCoy or Tanice Ramsperger
Presentor's Title
Sarah Platt Decker Chapter of National Society of DAR
 

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION

A.

Assessor's Report to the CBOE

Annual Assessor's Report of Valuation
Presentor
Natalie Woodruff
Presentor's Title
Assessor
 

CONSENT AGENDA

A.

PAYROLL, PAYABLE WARRANTS AND PURCHASE CARDS

 

September 2, 2020 - September 15, 2020

B.

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Regular Meeting Minutes 9/1/2020

Draft of the Regular Meeting Minutes from September 1, 2020 for approval.
Documents:
  1. 09-01-2020R.pdf
C.

Consideration and Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement with TARA Community Center for a Ballot Drop Box

IGA with TARA Community Center to place a Ballot Drop Box at the Center.
Documents:
  1. Drop Box IGA.pdf
D.

Consideration of Resolution 2020-___ Further Extending the Declaration of Local Disaster

This resolution extends the Declaration of Local Disaster which was adopted on March 17, 2020 until no later than October 20, 2020, at which time the Board will consider whether another extension of the Declaration is warranted.
E.

Consideration of Resolution 2020-___ to Consolidate 2 Lots into 1 Lot in Twincreek Village Owned by Cathy A. Rose

This request is to consider a resolution authorizing the consolidation of Lots 989 and 990 in Twincreek Village, to become Lot 990X owned by Cathy A. Rose.  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.
F.

Ratification of the Chairman's Signature on Construction Agreement with Nunn Construction

On September 1, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners selected Nunn Construction, Inc. as the Construction Manager for the new County Justice Center and authorized the County Administrator to negotiate the contract.  The contract was finalized and signed by Commissioner Maez on September 9, 2020.  The acceptance of the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project will be on the next BoCC agenda on October 6, 2020.
G.

Ratification of the Chairman's Signature on Letters to Local Waste Haulers

The Sheriff's Office and the Board of County Commissioners sent a unified courtesy letter to the four local companies that haul commercial and residential waste to the county landfill reminding them to adhere to the speed limits on CR 500 and other roadways.  The Chairman signed the letters on September 10, 2020.
 

OLD BUSINESS

A.

Consideration and Approval of Lease Agreement with La Plata Electric Association, Inc.

On August 5, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners (the "County") entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with La Plata Electric Association, Inc. ("LPEA"), the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the State of Colorado, Governor's Office of Information Technology, Public Safety Communication Network (the "State") setting the terms for shared space on an LPEA  communications tower located on BLM property near Chromo.  This Lease Agreement grants the County and the State permission to install equipment on the tower consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding.  The County agrees to pay an annual rent equal to $100 per year.
Presentor
Mike Le Roux
Presentor's Title
Director of Emergency Operations
 

NEW BUSINESS

A.

Consideration and Approval of Allocating a Portion of the CARES Act Funding to the Archuleta School District 50JT

Archuleta County's share of the CARES Act funding was approximately $601,750.00.  Archuleta County School District 50JT is requesting funds in the amount of $57,500 to purchase Juno Amplification Equipment, which will amplify the classroom where teachers and students in the classroom can interact and talk with students that are remote.
Presentor
Scott Wall
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
B.

Consideration and Approval of Letter of Opposition to National Forest Service

The Pagosa Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest released a draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed Valle Seco 2019 Land Exchange Project for public comment.  This letter of opposition voices the Board of County Commissioners' opposition to the possible closing and decommissioning of National Forest Service Road 653.
Presentor
Todd Weaver
Presentor's Title
County Attorney
C.

Consideration and Authorization to Extend Tower Height and to Allocate CARES Act Funding

In July 2019, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) issued a letter of commitment to allow Visionary Broadband usage of county-owned property at 1122 Highway 84 for the purposes of constructing and powering an approximately 60-foot tower to provide and expand access to high quality fixed wireless internet.  Visionary has requested authorization to amend the height of the tower from 60-feet to 100-feet to gain extra viewshed for internet, and more importantly, to put in a more robust and substantial tower capable of supporting cellular services at the location.  In addition, it will both assist with distance learning for students in the upper 84 and Mill Creek areas, but also provide critically needed cellular coverage to the County Fairgrounds (emergency operations center for the county), and likely support FirstNet capability for the entire upper 84 region.  Upon approval of the lease, the BoCC is also requested to allocate $55,000 from CARES Act Funding to cover the increased cost of the larger tower.
Presentor
Scott Wall
Presentor's Title
County Administrator
D.

Consideration and Approval of Assignment of Lease with Archuleta County Housing Authority

In April 2019, the Board of County Commissioners entered into a Ground Lease with Archuleta County Housing Authority ("ACHA") to develop affordable housing on property located on Hot Springs Blvd.  The Ground Lease provided that ACHA would assign the lease to a low income housing tax credit partnership (LLC or similar entity) in which ACHA and one or more tax credit investors are partners.  The Ground Lease also provided that the housing project would contain approximately forty rental units.  This Assignment of Lease assigns the terms of the Ground Lease to Rose Mountain Townhomes LP and adjusts the number of rental units to thirty-four.
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).
 

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.
 
 

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.