RBC’s audit looks good

MEEKER I Auditor Paul Miller gave the Rio Blanco Board of Commissioners a glowing report at their June 25 meeting.
“You guys do a great job,” said Miller. He added that the county’s budget is balanced and the board passed the compliment to budget director Chris Singleton, saying she has done a wonderful job.
In other business bids were opened for the county’s 2012 bridge maintenance project with an engineer’s estimate of $197,722. There were three bids received by the board: G.A. Western Construction Company’s bid was $192,082, Colorado West Contracting bid $249,715, and Mueller Construction Services brought in the low bid of $117,711.
Bids were also opened for the construction of an emergency radio tower. The three bids were $430,810, $482,452 and the low bid of $399,454 from Pilander Construction Company.
After their lunch break, the board held a lengthy discussion regarding the Weiss Manor subdivision which required special zoning of the 20 foot fire break radius around proposed houses as well as existing structures to allow a tree within the fire break. It was noted a tree can be within the 20 foot clearance as long as the tree’s crown is outside. The board approved the request.
Following a short discussion it was decided fire protection sprinklers will be required for all structures of 3,600 square feet or more.