MEEKER | Meeker’s Board of Trustees approved a new contract with Better City on Tuesday not to exceed $2,000 a month for one year. The contract includes four primary projects:
– Recruiting outdoor recreation adventure companies.
– Capacity (e.g. if the state puts out a Request for Information for companies looking to relocate, Better City will provide that information.)
– URA project area establishment.
Better City rep Kelby Bosshardt spoke to the trustees by phone Tuesday.
“We’ve had good success on our prior efforts. Nick’s Wild Ride was a direct result of our efforts, and put a positive light on the community,” Bosshardt said.
Nick’s Wild Ride is a hunting and outdoors television program on the Outdoor Channel. Host Nick Hoffman and his crew visited Meeker last year and prepared an episode which aired earlier this summer.
– Meeker police officers will be using some of their days off to patrol in Rangely in light of Rangely’s current shortage of officers.
– The town’s health insurance program will have a 7 percent increase next year. The industry norm is estimated at 20-25 percent.
– The municipal court docket for September is expected to be bigger than usual.
– Approved liquor licenses for the Lions Club for Jammin’ Lamb Sept. 8, HopeWest Gala Sept. 29, MACC for an event at the Meeker Coworking space during the sheepdog trials.
– Approved liquor license renewals for White River Convenience and Ma Famiglia.
– Appointed Paul Vinzant, Luke Reninger and Chris Lockwood to the Meeker Board of Appeals, which will hear appeals on code enforcement decisions.