Legal Notices: September 6, 2018

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The EASTERN RIO BLANCO METROPOLITAN RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT, a political subdivision of the State of Colorado, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to design and construct a fishing pond within Circle Park, located at 1 South 5th St., Meeker, Colorado 81641. This is a Guaranteed Maximum Price public works project.
The project generally consists of the design and construction of a fishing pond within Circle Park, approximately 0.75 surface acres in size with a graded depth from the bank of the pond to approximately 16 feet deep; a pedestrian path circumnavigating the pond; a handicap accessible fishing pier; a handicap accessible pathway from the parking lot to the pedestrian path; appropriate pipework to ensure proper in-flow to, and out-flow from, the fishing pond; and, possible removal and/or reconstruction of a structure situated near the proposed fishing pond site.
Copies of the Request for Proposals may be obtained at the District’s administrative office located at 101 Ute Road, Meeker, CO 81641 or online at Proposals must be received by the District before 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at the District’s administrative office. Proposals received after the submission deadline will not be considered.
Any qualified firm wishing to submit a proposal must personally inspect the project site. An optional walk-through of the project site with District representatives is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018.
The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. The District may accept the proposal that, in its estimation, represents the best value to the District. The District’s acceptance of a proposal is conditioned upon the parties executing a mutually acceptable Design/Build Agreement, which must include a delay damages provision to ensure timely completion of the project. The selected firm will be required to furnish a Performance and Payment Bond in the amount of 100% of the Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project with a corporate surety approved by the District and licensed to do business in the State of Colorado.
By: ______________________________
Sean VonRoenn, Executive Director
Published: August 9, 16, 23, 30, and September 6, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Estate of Joyce Hicks, Deceased, Rio Blanco County District Court Case Number 18PR30010.
All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Rio Blanco, County, Colorado on or before December 28, 2018, or the claims may be forever barred.
Edward B. Olszewski, Personal Representative
c/o Olszewski, Massih & Maurer, P.C.
P.O. Box 916
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
Published: August 30, September 6 & 13, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by arrangement with the Clerk of Court, a hearing to appoint directors for the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District has been set before the District Court for October 5, 2018commencing at 2:30 p.m. in the District Court Room, Rio Blanco Combined Court, 555 Main Street, Meeker, Colorado. Any party interested in serving as a director must submit an application and appear at the Rio Blanco County District court at such time or contact undersigned counsel to participate by telephone. Directors may serve at-large where there is a vacancy in a particular District and are not required to own property within a specific District. Preference will be given to applicants owning property within a particular District. The Districts for which applications will be considered are: Lower White River District No. 1 (at-large), Little Beaver District No. 2, Meeker District No. 4, Mesa District No. 5 and Beaver-Coal Creek District No. 6 or as at-large positions. To qualify, the Applicant must be a resident of the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District for one year and must own real property within the boundaries of the Yellow Jacket Water Conservancy District. Applicants should be knowledgeable in water matters and familiar with the beneficial use of water in the YJWCD’s boundaries. Applications must be in writing with resumes showing background in water use and filed with the Clerk of the District Court, Rio Blanco County Combined Court, P.O. Box 1150, Meeker, CO 81641. Applications will be accepted by the Court until September 28, 2018. Please contact Scott Grosscup, Balcomb & Green, P.C., 970-945-6546, P.O. Drawer 790, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, with any questions regarding director terms, map of the director district or other requirements.
Published: September 6, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of Education Work Session
555 Garfield Street
Meeker, CO  81641
September 10, 2018 – 7:00 p.m.
Work Session:
1. Amendment 73
2. Ballot Issue 4A
3. 18-19 Superintendent Goals
4. 4-Day School Week Communications
5. Items introduced by BOE members
Published: September 6, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Board of County Commissioners of
Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse
555 Main Street, 3rd Floor Hearing Room
Meeker, Colorado 81641
Tentative Agenda September 10, 2018
Public Comment: Any member of the public may address the Board on matters which are within the jurisdiction of the Board. If you are addressing the Board regarding a matter listed on the Agenda, you are requested to make your comments when the Board takes that matter. Please limit your comments to three minutes per member or five minutes per group. The public comment time is not for questions and answers. It is your time to express your views.
11:00 a.m. Call to order:
Pledge of Allegiance
Changes to September 10, 2018 Tentative Agenda
Move to Approve the September 10, 2018 Agenda including any changes.
Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda. Any Commissioner or member of the audience may request an item be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately on the regular agenda prior to action being taken by the Board on the Consent Agenda.
Move to Approve the Below Listed Items of the Consent Agenda.
Consent 1_ Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado Meeting Minutes of August 27, 2018.
Consent 2a_ Consideration of the Financial Management Report August 2018.
Consent 2b_ Consideration of the DHS EBT Register and Warrant Registers August 2018.
Consent 2c_ Consideration of the Motor Vehicle Publication Report August 2018.
Consent 2d_ Consideration of the Treasurer’s Publication List August 2018.
Consent 2e_ Consideration of the Treasurer’s Monthly Report August 2018.
Business 1_ Move to Approve/Deny a letter from the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado to Diane Schwenke, President and Chief Executive Office of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, supporting the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce securing a Foreign Trade Zone in Western Colorado and authorize execution out of session.
Business 2_ Move to Approve/Deny a USDA Rural Development Intergovernmental Review Consultation Form between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development Rural Business Service for the Bar D. Solar, LLC 4MW Solar Facility.
Business 3_ Move to Approve/Deny an Emergency Equipment Use Invoice from the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado to the Bureau of Land Management, NW Colorado Fire Management Unit for the use of the Rangely Airport for the period dated July 30, 2018 to August 7, 2018, and authorize execution out of session.
Bid Opening 1_ None.
Bid Award 1_ None.
MCA 1_ Move to Approve/Deny a Grant Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and, Colorado Northwestern Community Foundation, the Board of County Commissioners of Moffat County and the State of Colorado, Colorado Department of Higher Education for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative for fiscal year 2018 and 2019 with no monetary obligation.
MCA 2_ Move to Approve/Deny a Pre Disaster Mitigation Grant Agreement Encumbrance No. 18PDM19RBC between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and the State of Colorado, Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the grant amount of $36,000.00.
Resolution 1_ Move to Approve/Deny Resolution No. 2018-34, a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado Establishing a Revised Policy for the Procurement of Goods and Services by County Departments.
Road and Bridge Report – Dave Morlan
Public Comment
County Commissioners Updates
Public Hearing 1_ None.
The agenda is provided for informational purposes only; all times are approximate. Agenda items will normally be considered in the order they appear on the agenda. However, the Board may alter the Agenda, take breaks during the meeting, work through the noon hour and even continue an item for a future meeting date. The Board, while in session, may consider other items that are brought before it. Scheduled items may be continued if the Board is unable to complete the Agenda as scheduled.
The next regular Board meeting is tentatively scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018, in the Rio Blanco County Annex Building, 17497 Highway 64 in Rangely, Colorado 81648. Please check the County’s website for information at If you need special accommodations please call 970-878-9431 in advance of the meeting so that reasonable accommodations may be made.
Published: September 6, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Public Notice Announcing the Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Rural Development
Bar D Solar: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
AGENCY: Rural Development, USDA
ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that USDA, Rural Development as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by Bar D Solar, LLC of Santa Monica, CA. The proposal is for construction of a 5.4-megawatt direct current solar farm in Meeker, CO. Bar D Solar, LLC has submitted an application to USDA, Rural Development for funding of the proposal.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaki Polich, B&CP Loan Specialist, 628 West 5th Street, Cortez, CO 81321, (970)529-8369,
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bar D Solar, LLC, (Applicant) proposes to construct a 5.4 megawatt (MW) solar facility (Facility) approximately 42 miles southwest of Meeker. The proposed area consists of an approximate 40-acre portion of the larger parcel identified by the Rio Blanco County Geographical Information System with Parcel Identification Number 1659-032-00-001. The larger parcel is approximately 251 acres; however, the project area will be sited on only 40 acres. The project area contains vacant land. The project area is located 567 County Road 83, Meeker, CO 81641. The project area will be sited on a 40-acre tract of undeveloped land situated on the east side of County Road 24 and north of County Road 83 (project area).
The project will use ground-mounted, fixed tilt solar arrays, consisting of 16,472, 340-watt (W) solar modules, 2, 2500 kilowatt (kW) inverters, and associated racking and electrical equipment. The Facility would have a generating capacity of 10,296 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy per year and would sell this energy to White River Electric Association (WREA) under a long term fixed power purchase agreement. When constructed, the solar arrays and associated components would be no more than 10 feet in height and would be surrounded by a 7-foot tall, chain link security fencing. The project area will be seeded with a mixture of native herbaceous vegetation after construction to minimize erosion. Construction will take approximately 3 months to complete. Total cost of the project is projected to be ~$7.89MM. Funding will be provided from a loan from Crestmark, a division of Meta Bank that is estimated at $4.2 mm. Remainder of capital cost will be paid for via cash investment by the owner/borrower of the facility. The project will create construction jobs and economic activity along with additional tax base for the area. All zoning and construction permits have been approved at this time.
SGM, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for USDA, Rural Development that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. USDA Rural Development has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project.
Questions and comments should be sent to USDA, Rural Development at the address provided. USDA Rural Development will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 14 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures.
A general location map of the proposal is shown below:
Dated: 8/28/2018
Published: September 6 & 13, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times
Notice of Rangely Town Council Work Session
Meeting of Tuesday, September 11, 2018
*****6:00 pm*****
Rangely Town Hall Conference Room
Discussion of Capital Projects and Employee Compensation
For the 2019 Budget
Published: September 6, 2018
Rio Blanco Herald Times