Friday, July 25, 2014

West Salt Creek Landslide - No effect noted due to weather today

Mesa County has received a few media inquiries concerning today's weather and the West Salt Creek Landslide.

No effect is noted due to weather today.

While we cannot absolutely predict outcomes from today's weather conditions and rain, we want to assure you Mesa County is actively monitoring the nine monitoring devices placed at the West Salt Creek landslide. A person was in the field and several people watched the remote cameras while the most recent cell passed through the area. Nothing different or out of the ordinary is presently noted.

Commissioners Thank U.S. Representative Tipton for His Support

Commissioners thank U.S. Representative Tipton for his support of legislation in the House to defund efforts that may implement increased regulations on waters of the west and share the July 14, 2014 Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Mesa County, Colorado, concerning the ‘Waters of the United States’ proposed Rule Making.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Overlay, Chip Seal and Other road Projects for Week of July 28th

Mesa County Department of Public Works scheduled overlay, concrete replacement and chip seal work for the week of July 28th. Expect delays and use alternate routes as necessary.

Concrete Replacement 
  • Cedar Pl 
  • Parkway Dr 
  • Eastwood Dr 
  • Eastwood Pl 
Overlay 
  • 20.00 Rd M.00 Rd to N.00 Rd 
  • N.00 Rd 19.00 Rd to 20.00 Rd 
  • M.00 Rd 19.00 Rd to 20.00 Rd 
Chip Seal 
  • S.00 Rd 8.00 Rd W. to 4.00 Rd 
  • 12.00 Rd Hwy 50 to M.00 Rd 
  • 15.00 Rd P.00 Rd to Q.00 Rd 
  • 17.50 Rd K.60 Rd to M.00 Rd 
Reconstruction 
This project is scheduled to be completed mid-August. 
  • Reconstruction of F.75 Rd 30.00 Rd to 30.50 Rd
For more details, please see the attached Notice.



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mesa County Policy Prohibiting Threats, Violence and Intimidating Behaviors

Imagining violence in any public place is chilling. Yet occurrence of workplace tragedies throughout the country makes it abundantly clear a community could face such a reality.

Proactively, the Mesa County Commissioners engaged in creating a policy that focuses on the importance of providing a safe working environment for employees and for citizens who frequent Mesa County facilities.

Revisions to the policy allow County leaders to design workplace safety programs and to act in ways to “strive to maintain an environment free from intimidation, threats or violent acts”. Although originally adopted in early 2014, on July 21, 2014 Mesa County Board of Commissioners amended policy to add some clarity where the original might have left some questions. The revised policy still focuses on the ongoing County-wide effort to provide a safe working environment for employees and the citizens who frequent Mesa County facilities.

The policy states Mesa County employees and members of the public “are not permitted to behave in intimidating, threatening or hostile manners, determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Mesa County, in any Mesa County public building or programs. Persons displaying these behaviors will be asked to leave the building….”

Additionally, a notice may be posted in county buildings:
To maintain a fair, safe environment - Intimidating, Threatening or Violent Behaviors are PROHIBITED in this building.





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kudos to the Museum of Western Colorado

'It was a giant among giants. The huge 6 foot/7 inch Apatosaurus femur weighed in at 2,800 pounds and clearly might be a record,' says Peter Booth, Museum of Western Colorado.

See this amazing story at the following links:


Photo by Free Press

Overlay, Chip Seal and Other Road Projects for Week of July 21st

Mesa County Department of Public Works scheduled overlay, concrete replacement, and chip seal work for the week of July 21st.  Expect delays and use alternate routes as necessary.

Concrete Replacement in Moorland Subdivision

Overlay work
Whitewater area
  • Martin Lane 
  • Dyer Road
  • Los Broncos Rd
  • Antelope Lane
Gateway area
  • Foy Road
  • 4.70 Road
  • Gateway Community Center Parking Lot
  • 4.20 Road
  • 4.10 Road
  • John Brown Road
Reconstruction of 5.75 Road from 30 Road to 30.50 Road

Chip Seal
  • S Road
  • 12.00 Road
  • 15.00 Road
  • 17.50 Road
For more details, please see the attached Notice.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mesa County Clerk & Recorder: Open House

July 23, 2014 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. ~ Clerk & Recorder Open House and Welcome for the new Chief Deputy Clerk & Recorder, Donna Ross.

For further information, please visit http://clerk.mesacounty.us/.




Mesa County Clerk & Recorder: Fruita Motor Vehicle Office Closed Tuesday, July 29th

In an effort to provide additional training to the Title and Registration team, the Fruita Motor Vehicle Office will be closed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

For further information, please visit http://clerk.mesacounty.us/