Letter to the Editor: Tough letter from Town of Meeker

Dear Editor: On July 3, I found a notice from Meeker’s Code Enforcement Office in my mailbox. We were given 15 days to remove all weeds and grass over 6 inches tall. If we failed to comply, we could be fined $1,000 and/or be sentenced to 90 days in jail for each day of non-compliance.

Town of Meeker cracking down on dead trees, unmowed lawns

These branches were piled in the street in a Meeker neighborhood on Friday. This is the type of trash and debris, including unmowed and untrimmed lawns, that the Town of Meeker will be cracking down on in the next few months, in the hope that residents will respond and clean up their residences. The city is serious about the problem, according to Meeker Town Manager Scott Meszaros, who said the town will be enforcing clean-up rules on residents who refuse.

MEEKER I Meeker Mayor Regas Halandras and the Meeker Board of Trustees have focused their attention on the long-standing weed and property clean-up ordinance.

Meeker won’t do local tree chipping

MEEKER I Meeker’s town administrator announced on Tuesday that the town will not be doing limb chipping services this year. “Due to staffing constraints and numerous priority projects, the Town of Meeker is not providing limb chipping services this year,” he said.

Sidewalk project set after July 4

MEEKER I The project grant was awarded in 2008, but the first phase of the Town of Meeker’s grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation to design and build sidewalks and curbs along both sides of Market Street through town is expected to begin sometime after the Fourth of July.

Work starts to bring utilities to hospital, east

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Meeker town work crews have started work on the west side of Highway 13 north and east of town to extend city water lines out to the new Pioneers Medical Center as well as to Meeker Terrace and the Curtis Creek area to accommodate the hospital and future commercial and residential growth in the area. Water and sewer lines are the first step before gas and electricity are run to the area. Meeker Town Administrator Scott Meszaros said he expects the project to be completed by late July.

The project to extend water and sanitary utilities out to the new Pioneers Medical Center at Meeker Terrace, to the Curtis Creek area, and then out to County Rd 15, began on April 24.

Town board sworn in…

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Four members of the Town of Meeker’s Board of Trustees and the new mayor were sworn into office April 15 by Meeker Town Clerk Lisa Cook, far right.

Scott Creecy takes seat on Meeker Town Board

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MEEKER I Scott Creecy, a six-year resident of Meeker, was sworn into office on Tuesday night, filling the vacancy left on the board when board member Regas Halandras, who was termed out on the board, ran unopposed for Meeker mayor.

Regas Halandras sworn in as new mayor of Meeker

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MEEKER I Lifelong Meeker resident Regas Halandras was sworn in Tuesday night as the new mayor of Meeker, having moved up from his termed-out seat on the Meeker Town Board, where he had served eight years.

Letter to the Editor: Fifth Street closing hearing a farce

Dear Editor: And now, the “rest of the story.” The Town of Meeker held a planning commission hearing Monday to determine whether Fifth Street between Main and Park streets should be closed so the county can “create a park” between the school and the courthouse.”

Town OKs closure of block of 5th Street

MEEKER I The Meeker Town Board on Tuesday gave unanimous approval to an ordinance requested by Rio Blanco County to close Fifth Street from Main to Park streets to allow the courthouse and old elementary school to encompass the two-block area.

April election unlikely for Meeker voters

MEEKER I If the situation remains unchanged as of the candidate deadline on Friday, there will be no need for a Meeker town election.

2013 was good year of progress in Meeker

MEEKER I It was a busy year for the Town of Meeker and, according to Town Administrator Scott Meszaros, a number of small projects were completed and some large-scale changes for the future were initiated.