Public Notices: July 2, 2020

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CDOT #BRO C490-007 – PROJECT # 23510


PROJECT NAME AND LOCATION:  Rio Blanco County Road (CR) 73 Bridge Replacement, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Project No. BRO C490-007 Construction Project Code No. 23510.  This project is located on CR 73 which is north of Colorado State Highway 64 Mile Post 34.5 on Rio Blanco County right-of-way in the County of Rio Blanco, Colorado crossing the White River.  Construction will take place entirely within the Rio Blanco County’s right-of-way.  Construction specifications will follow the “2019 Colorado Department of Transportation’s Standard Specifications for Road & Bridge Construction”.  Project Special Revisions and Standard Provisions applicable to this project are included with the Bid Package.  

SCOPE OF WORK:  The project consists of construction of a new structure adjacent to the existing structure and using the existing structure and road alignment as an in-place detour.  The Contractor shall obtain a permit for Stormwater Management during construction.  The permit shall be transferred to Rio Blanco County after project is accepted by Rio Blanco County.  The Erosion Control Supervisor will be provided by Rio Blanco County and will monitor the SWMP.  Traffic Control Management (TCS) will be provided by Rio Blanco County as required along County Road 73.

This project includes funding by a CDOT-administered FHWA Grant, but due to project location and road classification the project is exempt from Davis-Bacon wage requirements.  There will be 2% DBE contracting goals and 0 hours of On the Job Training.  

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS:  Contract Documents shall be available on July 2, 2020 at, on the County’s website at . 

BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS:  Vendors must be listed on the most current CDOT Pre-qualified Contractor Listing.

PROJECT ENGINEER AND QUESTIONS:  Van Pilaud, County Engineer, (970) 878-9590, Fax (970) 878-3396.  All Bidders are advised to examine the site and become familiar with all conditions.  Any questions regarding this Project are to be directed in writing to Van Pilaud before noon on July 23, 2020 at the above address or fax number.  

WORK SCHEDULE:  The Project shall start after the Notice to Proceed is issued and be completed according to the contract document. 

MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING:  Bidders must attend the mandatory pre-bid meeting:  July 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the Rio Blanco County Road & Bridge Dept., 570 Second Street, Meeker.  

BID SUBMITTALS:  Bidder shall submit sealed bids for this project which shall include all information required by the contract documents.  Bids shall have Bidder’s name and address and “SEALED BID-CR 73 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CDOT #BRO C490-007 PROJECT # 23510” printed on the outside.  

Each bid must include a certified check or cashier’s check in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Rio Blanco County, or by a bid bond in like amount executed by a surety company.  The Bid Form must be complete with unit bid prices for each item.  The Bid Form must also be signed.  CDOT Forms 606, 1413, and 1414 shall be included.  If any of these items are missing, the bid will be considered non-responsive.

Mailed bids are due no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, July 27, 2020.  Do not depend on overnight delivery.

Hand delivered bids will be accepted from 8:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M. on July 28, 2020.  

Mailing:  RBC Commissioners, Attn:  Vicky Edwards, P.O. Box 599, Meeker, CO  81641

Hand-delivery address: RBC Commissioners, 555 Main St. 3rd Floor Meeker, CO  81641

BID OPENING:  Bids shall be opened and read in public at 11:15 A.M. on July 28, 2020 at the Commissioners’ Meeting Room at 555 Main Street, 3rd Floor in Meeker.  Bids submitted after 11:00 A.M. shall be returned unopened.  Bids submitted and opened shall not be withdrawn for 30 days thereafter.

BID AWARD:  The Rio Blanco County Board of County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids; to waive any informalities in bids; and to accept the bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is in the best interest of the County of Rio Blanco, State of Colorado.  


An EEO-1 Report must still be submitted to the Joint Reporting Committee if the contractors and subcontractors meet the eligibility requirements (29 CFR 1602.7); we will no longer require certification.  For additional information regarding these federal requirements, please refer to:

Rio Blanco County, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 US.C. SS 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.


Dated: June 29, 2020

By: Jeff Rector, Chairman  

Published: July 2 and 9, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times




Tuesday, July 7, 2020

 7:00 P.M. Board Meeting

Town Hall

345 Market Street, Meeker, CO

In order to comply with the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 044 dated April 26, 2020 prohibiting public gatherings in public places of ten (10) persons or more the public is invited to attend by telephone by calling 970-878-8091.

I. Call to Order

II. Pledge of Allegiance

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of the Agenda

V. Approval of the Previous Minutes

VI. Approval of Monthly Disbursements

VII. Public Participation

This is an opportunity for Citizens to bring comments and questions to the Board of Trustees not being addressed in the Regular Meeting Agenda.  In consideration of other regularly scheduled agenda items, comments will be limited to 3 minutes or less.  Citizens are asked to approach the podium state their name and address for the record.

VIII. New Business:

   a. Presentation of the White River at Circle Park Fluvial Assessment and Design Considerations.

   b. Consideration of Resolution 8, 2020 appointing a Municipal Judge for the Town of Meeker.

   c. Request from MCSCT for placement of a memorial plaque at Ute Park.

   d. Consideration of Resolution 9, 2020 approving amendments to the Town of Meeker Fee Schedule regarding water tap fees.

   e. Consideration of Resolution 10, 2020 appointing Chris Lockwood to the Planning Commission.

   f. Decision regarding improvements to infrastructure for the NW corner of Meeker based on recent analysis by Mtn. Cross Engineering and Yeh and Associates, Inc.

IX. Mayor’s Remarks

X. Town Manager’s Report

XI. Other Board Business

XII. Adjournment

Published: July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



July 8, 2020


The Regular Board Meeting of the Meeker Sanitation District will be held at the Meeker Sanitation District Office, 265 8th Street, Meeker, Colorado.

1.   Call to order

2.   Additions or Changes to the Agenda

3.   Approval of Minutes

4.   Public Comments  

6.   New Business

7.   Old Business

      A.  Plant Manager Report

      B.  Office Manager Report

8.   Attorney

9.   Board

      A. Reports

      B. Delinquent Accounts

      C. Approve Current Bills 

10.  Adjourn

This agenda is subject to change without further notice.

Agenda is posted at the office of the Meeker Sanitation District, 265 8th Street.

Published: July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Public Notice

A public hearing has been scheduled for July 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street, to consider a request by:

 Meeker Fair Board, for two (2) Special Event Liquor License for the following events at 700 Sulphur Crk. Rd, RBC Fairgrounds, Meeker Colorado for RBC Fair Events at:

Grandstands and Outdoor Arena – August 7, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am

4-H Venue Building – August 8, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 12:00 am 

§ Kathleen Sizemore

Liquor Clerk

Published: July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:30 a.m.

265 County Road 4, Meeker, CO 81641

1. Call to Order

2. Approve Agenda

3. Approve Minutes June 4th

4. Approve deeds and bills

5. Public input

6. Audit presentation – ColoCPA

7. Old Business

   a. White River Basin Head gate & Measuring Device

   b.  Additional zone plan updates

8. New Business

   a. ARGIS

   b. Pump monitor/smart app

   c. Tree replacement

   d. Walking Trail personal memorials

9. Staff Updates

10. Open Board Discussion

11. Adjourn

Published: July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times



Visual Lease Services has been contracted by Rio Blanco County to GPS and map all oil and gas wells, compressor stations, gas plants, pipelines and lease roads in the county.  Inspections will begin July 19th.

Rio Blanco County would appreciate the cooperation of all landowners and oil and gas companies during this process.  Please provide access through gates, etc.  If you have any questions, please contact the Rio Blanco County Assessor’s office at 970.878.9410.

Published: July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times




Petitions for Nomination of Director Candidate

Now Available 

Petitions for nomination of director candidates for the White River Electric Association, Inc., Board of Directors are now available. Members can find peti­tions on WREA’s website at and are also available at WREA headquarters located at 233 6th St. in Meeker, Colorado.

 At the September 9, 2020, WREA Annual Meeting, two direc­tors from the Town of Meeker will be elected for three-year terms. Completed petitions must be signed by fifteen (15) WREA members and returned to WREA no later than Monday, July 27, 2020, by 4:30 p.m. Please note that the previous notice indicated petitions were due by Friday, July 24, 2020, but that has been extended to Monday, July 27, 2020. Please call WREA at 970-878-5041 for more information or with any questions.

Published: June 18 and 25 and July 2, 2020

Rio Blanco Herald Times