Meeker renews Better City contract

MEEKER | Meeker’s Board of Trustees approved a new contract with Better City on Tuesday not to exceed $2,000 a month for one year. The contract includes four primary projects:

Recruiting outdoor recreation adventure companies.

Housing.

Capacity (e.g. if the state puts out a Request for Information for companies looking to relocate, Better City will provide that information.)

URA project area establishment.

Better City rep Kelby Bosshardt spoke to the trustees by phone Tuesday.

“We’ve had good success on our prior efforts. Nick’s Wild Ride was a direct result of our efforts, and put a positive light on the community,” Bosshardt said.

Nick’s Wild Ride is a hunting and outdoors television program on the Outdoor Channel. Host Nick Hoffman and his crew visited Meeker last year and prepared an episode which aired earlier this summer.

Department Updates

Meeker police officers will be using some of their days off to patrol in Rangely in light of Rangely’s current shortage of officers.

The town’s health insurance program will have a 7 percent increase next year. The industry norm is estimated at 20-25 percent.

The municipal court docket for September is expected to be bigger than usual.

Business Items

Approved liquor licenses for the Lions Club for Jammin’ Lamb Sept. 8, HopeWest Gala Sept. 29, MACC for an event at the Meeker Coworking space during the sheepdog trials.

Approved liquor license renewals for White River Convenience and Ma Famiglia.

Appointed Paul Vinzant, Luke Reninger and Chris Lockwood to the Meeker Board of Appeals, which will hear appeals on code enforcement decisions.