Commissioners hold brief meeting in Rangely Monday

RANGELY | Monday the county commissioners met for their regular meeting in Rangely. The short session included review and approval of numerous bids and agreements.
Approved in the consent agenda were several budget variances and contract modifications.
The commissioners opened up bids for three projects, two involving pest control and spraying in Piceance Creek and one for the restroom remodel at the fairgrounds in Meeker. They also awarded four bids, all for various equipment purchases.
Two service agreements were approved. The first agreement was for maintenance of the elevator at the county courthouse at a cost of $269.18 per month. The second was for a data wiring project in the jockey shack at Columbine Park at a cost not to exceed $7,500.
Following the sole public hearing of the meeting the commissioners approved a resolution approving a limited impact review to upgrade a communications tower located on the Pollard Ranch.
The commissioners each provided a quick update on what they’ve been doing. Commissioner Woodruff said he is receiving quite a bit of feedback regarding the Meeker Cemetery District. Commissioner Rector said he attended the Rangely Chamber’s Open House last week and was closely following the grocery situation in Rangely. Commissioner Bolton, who recently attended a Colorado Counties Incorporated meeting, updated the group on a proposed bill that would change the requirements for school setbacks. Bolton believes this bill would negatively impact oil and gas drilling and that CCI is opposing it.
The commissioners will meet again on Monday, March 27 in Meeker.