Public Notices: October 10, 2019

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ERBM Recreation & Park District

Surplus Property AUCTION

ERBM Recreation & Park District will be holding a surplus property auction October 3 through 3:00pm on October 16. Prospective bidders will be allowed to schedule a time to inspect the equipment; to schedule a time or for questions call 970-878-8061 or email or Bids will be accepted via mail (ERBM Rec and Park, attn. Surplus Auction, 101 Ute Road, Meeker, CO 81641), email, or in person. Minimum bid price is listed; bids reviewed after 3:00pm on October 16; highest bidder will be notified by phone.

2014 TRUE Commercial Refrigerator/Freezer, like-new condition, runs great 
– Minimum bid $2,800

1996 Ford Ranger Pickup, 2 door, extended cab, 4WD, approximately 180,000 miles
– Minimum bid $500

Publish:October 3 and October 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times




Town of Meeker Municipal Code 18.1.137 created a clear operation area for all Town maintenance equipment along all streets within the Town. All trees, tree branches and other obstructions within this operation area or which are causing visual obstruction at intersections must be removed to permit the safe operation of Town equipment and promote the safe movement of vehicular traffic. The clear zone and/or obstructed intersections must be cleared by the property owner by October 15, 2019, prior to commencement of the Town Public Works Department clearing operations.

More information may be obtained at the Meeker Town Hall, 345 Market Street, Meeker, Colorado, Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Lisa Cook, Administrator

Published: October 3, and October 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Accepting bids for painting the exterior metal fire house bays at 240 7th St. Meeker, CO 81641. Bids submitted in person M-F 8-5, emailed to, or mailed to PO Box 737 Meeker, CO 81641. Deadline for bids Thurs Oct 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Published: October 3 & 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times




(Pursuant to 29-1-106(1), C.R.S.)

Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget for the Town of Rangely for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 will be submitted to the Town of Rangely, Board of Trustees, Rio Blanco County, Colorado October 8, 2019 (C.R.S. 29-1-105) and will be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, 209 E Main, Rangely, Colorado, where it is available for public inspections beginning October 9, 2019 during regular business hours Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. The Board of Trustees will hold a number of work sessions on the budget which are open to the public. The adoption of the budget will take place during a Public Hearing scheduled December 10, 2019.  The public is invited to attend the public hearing.  Any interested elector of the Town of Rangely may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objects thereto with the Town of Rangely prior to the time of the final adoption of budget by the Town of Rangely.

Marybel Cox, Town Clerk/Treasurer

Published: October 3 & 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times







Bids should be mailed to the Board of Commissioners, Rio Blanco County, Attention: Vicky Edwards, PO BOX 599, Meeker, CO 81641, or hand delivered to the Commissioner’s Office, Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main St., Meeker, CO 81641 no later than 11:00 a.m. on October 22, 2019. All envelopes must be clearly marked “AIRPORT BIDS”.

Bid opening will be held at the Rio Blanco County Board of Commissioners regular meeting in Meeker on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Published: October 10, and 17, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times




Tuesday, October 15, 2019

7:00 P.M. Regular Board Meeting

Town Hall

345 Market Street, Meeker, CO

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. Staff Updates

IX. New Business:

a. Consideration of Resolution 9, Series 2019 a resolution of the Town of Meeker repealing Resolution 4, Series 2019 and adopting a new resolution regarding the Meeker Housing Authority.

b. Presentation of public draft of the Town of Meeker’s Proposed 2020 Budget and scheduling a public hearing.

c. Consideration of Resolution 10, Series 2019 designating an emergency reserve for the Town of Meeker Fiscal Year 2020 General Fund, as provided by the Constitution of the State of Colo., Article X, Section 20.

d. Bid award for Recycling Services.

e. Discussion regarding Better City scope of work.

X. Mayor’s remarks

XI. Other Board Business

XII. Executive Session pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(e) to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations.

XIII. Adjournment

Published: October 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Board of Education Work Session

555 Garfield Street

Meeker, CO  81641

October 14, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

Work Session:

1. Construction project update

a. Site walk

b. NV5 Update

Remainder of work session to occur Administration Building (555 Garfield St.) immediately following construction update.

2. Policy final edits – Online Link

3. Upcoming potential tax issues

a. Local mills for bond payments

b. Proposition CC

c. Legislation for mill levy stabilization

4. Teacher and administrator best practices

5. Items introduced by BOE members

Published: October 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times


Board of County Commissioners of

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Rio Blanco County Annex Building

17497 Highway 64

Rangely, Colorado 81648

Tentative Agenda October 15, 2019

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.

1. 11:00 a.m. Call to order

A. Pledge of Allegiance

B. Changes to the October 15, 2019 Agenda



C. Move to approve the October 15, 2019 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.

A. Move to approve the below listed items of the Consent Agenda.

B. Consideration of the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado, Meeting Minutes of October 8, 2019.


A. Move to approve/deny a letter from the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado to the Colorado Department of Higher Education supporting the Northwestern Community College Foundation applying for the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Student Scholarship Grant funding on behalf of Rio Blanco County.

B. Discussion on the Tank Center for Sonic Arts Grant Request.

C. Move to approve/deny a Permission Letter from the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado to Meeker Arts & Cultural Council to provide liquor at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds, for the Meeker Farmers Market on Saturday, December 7, 2019, between the hours of 9AM and 6PM.


A. None


A. None


A. Move to approve/deny a Contract Modification No. 1 between Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and Van Diest Supply Company, for the 2019 Weed & Pest Herbicide Project, for additional product purchased in an amount not to exceed $1,980.38.

B. Move to approve/deny an Agreement for Services between the Board of County Commissioners of Rio Blanco County, Colorado and FCI Constructors, Inc. for the Columbine Park Indoor Arena Design Project, in an amount not to exceed $9,988.50.


A. None


A. Public Comment

B. County Commissioners’ Updates


A. 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 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Rio Blanco County Historic Courthouse, 555 Main St., 3rd Floor, Commissioners Hearing Room in Meeker, Colorado.  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.

11. 1 PM – 2020 Budget Workshops

A. Rangely Cemetery District

Rangely Junior College

Rangely Rural Fire Protection District

Western RB Rec & Park District

Town of Rangely

Rangely School District

Rangely Chamber of Commerce


Columbine Park

Rangely Outdoor Museum


Natural Soda LLC (NS) has filed a request with The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) to reduce their required financial warranty amount from $7,521,565.00 to $3,671,965.00. A financial warranty of $3,671,965.00 will cover all reclamation costs for the current land disturbance and infrastructure and reflects current NS operations. This will result in a reduction of the surety to NS in the amount of $3,849,600.00. NS operates a sodium bicarbonate solution mining operation located approximately 25 miles West southwest of Meeker, Colorado.

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety has approved the NS Technical Revision 44, which was a recalculation of a more accurate required financial warranty, as of October 7, 2019. Any comments or questions should be addressed to the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman St., Rm. 215, Denver, CO 80203.

Any comments concerning the financial warranty reduction request must be in writing and must be received by the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety by 4:00 p.m. on November 12, 2019.

Publish: October 10, 2019

Rio Blanco Herald Times


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