MEEKER I At an economic development planning meeting Monday at the Fairfield Center, approximately 40 attendees voiced their thoughts and ideas about economic development. Participants represented 19 businesses, 13 special districts, boards or organizations, 12 government entities and two concerned citizens.
MEEKER I Matrix Oil Company is working with the town and county to obtain approval to drill a well on Sulphur Creek. The drilling rig will take two weeks to be installed, and completion is expected at the end of May.
Of 990 ballots mailed to active voters, 397 were returned for the April 3 municipal election. Running unopposed, Mayor Mandi Etheridge and trustees Katelin Cook, Andy Thomson and John Strate (a write-in candidate) will continue to hold their positions on the board.
MEEKER I “The team that’s helping the Rec District design the new park and trail in Sanderson Hills has a member of the team who is also a member of Volunteers of America,” said Town Administrator Sharon Day.
MEEKER I Animal control officer Laurel Haney spoke to the board about creating a community volunteer program for the town’s animal shelter. “It’s mainly for dog walking, kennel cleaning, possibly transporting a dog if we have to take it a long way. That’s mainly what it would be,” Haney said.
MEEKER I The Town of Meeker received 31 applications for the position of town administrator that will become available in the spring when longtime administrator Sharon Day retires.
MEEKER I Meeker’s board of trustees revisited a question about the town’s sign ordinance asked by trustee Rod Gerloff at the last board meeting. Gerloff had asked about the proliferation of vinyl advertising banners around town and where those banners fit into the town’s sign ordinance.
RBC I Rio Blanco County entities received $59,851 in Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Conservation Trust Fund (CTF) payments in 2001.
MEEKER I In the final regular board meeting of 2012, the town of Meeker’s board of trustees worked their way through a lengthy agenda, including adopting the 2012 budget, approving several requests for liquor license renewals, a home-business permit and began setting the wheels in motion for the next municipal election.