Rangely trustees meet with special district boards

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RANGELY | Most of Rangely’s special taxing districts would like an economic development/marketing person in place, according to discussion at the Rangely Board of Trustees June 11 meeting. The districts represented want to make that person available for all the special districts, not just the town. The districts also discussed streamlining and combining some of the services the other districts have and need. Not to take away from businesses but working to keep services in town. Some discussion on the upcoming mill levies also took place.

The next town meeting is July 1. Lisa Piering, Rangely Town Manager, was contacted by people from the Colorado USDA, who offered their assistance and are looking to come to the July 1 community meeting.

CDOT is working toward some major road work on Douglas Pass and would like to get some information from the community by doing what they are referring to as a “grassroots engagement.” CDOT would like for the communities to give input by going to www.yourtransportationplan.com and adding input.

The upcoming Rangely Round-Up is June 21 and the project will be redoing the rock work at the east end of town.

The board made some changes in committees. On the utilities committee are Trey Robie and Tyson Hacking. On the public safety committee are Luke Geer and new board member Alisa Granger. On the human resources/finance committee are Andy Key and Matt Billgren. Andy Shaffer and Trey Robie are on the Rangely School Foundation board.

Piering brought Resolution 2019-03—the Resolution for Freedom, Energy and Electricity Production, Mining and Agriculture—before the board of trustees from the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. This resolution supports domestic energy and electricity production, mining and agriculture within our state and all of the corresponding benefits to the economy, our nation’s security, financial well-being and the health of our community. The resolution passed.

Resolution 2019-04, which proclaims July 2019 as senior month, encourages the citizens of Rangely to take time to acknowledge the older adults and the people who assist them as powerful and vital individuals who greatly contribute to our community. The resolution passed. Plans for the annual senior picnic and events with the Tank in July are in the works.

The board agreed to partner with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Rio Blanco Conservancy District on the education and outreach to harvest small mouth bass and Northern pike for fish management on the lower White River drainage. Small mouth bass and Northern pike are not native to this area and need to be removed.

By Brittny Campos | Special to the Herald Times