Meeker traffic citations spike with I-70 closure

MEEKER I At its regular meeting Aug. 17, the Town of Meeker’s Board of Trustees heard from Chief of Police Eddy Thompson about traffic on Market Street during the I-70 closures. Traffic citations spiked during the closure of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. 

The board also heard from Public Works Superintendent Russell Overton, who said water usage had dropped significantly last month. 

In regular business, trustees approved a request from Gardner Mendenhall for a special use permit to sell firearms from his home at 1160 Mimi Circle and approved a resolution of support for the Open for Business grant through the Main Street program. The board awarded the bid for the Third Street water loadout to low bidder Regas Halandras for approximately $59,000. The work must be completed by Dec. 31. 

Meredith Deming of Meeker was appointed to the Meeker Library Board. 

Trustees also approved a donation to Head ‘em Up Ministries in support of a planned fundraising event held last weekend. 

Mayor Kent Borchard, during his remarks, encouraged everyone to get vaccinated. “Things are going downhill fast. All of you out there who haven’t been vaccinated, get vaccinated.”