New speed limits on Sulphur Creek, Ute roads

MEEKER I Meeker’s board of trustees have approved amending the traffic code to reduce the speed limit on Sulphur Creek Rd. to 25 mph from Garfield Street, reducing the speed to 15 mph nearing the roundabout, and increasing back to 25 mph after the roundabout. The speed limit on Ute Road (the new road to the elementary school) will be 15 mph.
After rejecting a proposal from Ennovate for an energy conservation upgrade to outdated heating and cooling systems at Town Hall, the board heard a presentation from Big Horn Consulting Engineers.
While county officials have gone forward with Ennovate, consultants recommended by the governor’s energy office, Meeker’s board of trustees were not satisfied with Ennovate’s proposal.
Big Horn is a western-slope based company from Grand Junction which has done work for the school district and for Halliburton in the area.
While the information shared with the board isn’t new – the heating and cooling system in the town hall building is on its last legs – the estimated costs of replacement were.
“The numbers look much more tolerable than what we’ve seen before.” Mandi Etheridge.
The board moved to go ahead and enter into an agreement with Big Horn Consulting.