Garner resigns from Rangely board

Rangely’s Board of Trustees met Tuesday, April 23 and discussed the crosswalk signs with public works director Jeff LeBleu. LeBleu is looking into push-button solar-powered crosswalk signs. Altogether there is a need for eight crosswalk signs. Town Manager Lisa Piering is working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to help pay for installation. She is also pushing to get a speed trailer for the town as complaints have been made about vehicles speeding down Main Street because there is no longer a stoplight. LeBleu plans to partner with Officer Hamblin to update some of the signage throughout Rangely. When the layout is complete, a public safety meeting will be held to approve the changes.

At the beginning of April, Trustee Rich Garner resigned from his position. The Town of Rangely will be accepting letters of interest to fill the vacant seat on the Town Board of Trustees. Submit all letters of interest to the Town of Rangely ATTN: Town Clerk, 209 E Main Street, Rangely, CO 81648. All letters need to be received by April 30, 2019.

May 1 is the Western Colorado Peace Officers Graduation. Daniel Connor will be graduating at that time and will be joining the Rangely Police Department. Connor plans on going to work May 2 and will begin his three-month training period with the police department at that time.

The county will hold a special work session in Rangely April 30 at 6 p.m. to discuss building codes and enforcement in unincorporated parts of the county. The meeting will be held at Rangely Town Hall and is open to the public.

A team from Rio Blanco County will be attending the Strengthening Economies conference in Denver May 1-3. Strengthening Economies is aimed towards coal-reliant communities throughout the West. Community representatives from Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming will be in attendance.

Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) will give a presentation May 16 regarding the Enterprise Zone program. The Enterprise Zone program was established to provide tax credits to businesses that locate to or expand in designated economically distressed areas of the state, according to a statement on the AGNC website.

By BRITTNY CAMPOS

Special to the Herald Times