Friday, July 24, 2015

On tap for the Commissioners hearing Monday, July 27

At Monday's Administrative  Hearing, the Mesa County Commissioners will consider these items:

  • Approve a change order request for $164,900 from KRW Consulting for additional work at the Mesa County Landfill.
  • Approve an application between Mesa County and the Department of Local Affairs for a $1.6 million Energy Impact grant for the Buckskin Hill Road improvement project.
  • Appoint as arbitrators to the 2015 Board of Equalization appeals: Lisa A. Roberts, John Nisley, Michael R. Durant, Charles David Pruett, James H. Stephens and George M. Fishburn. 
  • Adopt a resolution to create a sanitary sewer improvement district in a neighborhood on the Redlands.  
The Commissioners also will hear a presentation from the Museum of Western Colorado. 

To see the full agenda and supporting documents, go here

This week in pictures, July 24

Mesa County government is wide in its services and scope. From Administration to Public Works to the County Attorney to Human Resources to the Fairgrounds to Solid Waste Management to the Commissioners and beyond, Mesa County is a varied and diverse operation.

Check out some photos from around Mesa County government this week:

Mesa County Commissioner Scott McInnis served as chairman of the Board's administrative hearing Monday, July 20, in Rose Pugliese's absence. 

Mesa County Commissioner John Justman at Monday's Board of County Commissioners hearing.

The Commissioners heard a presentation from Mesa County Libraries Director Joseph Sanchez at Monday's administrative hearing. 

Heather Nara, of the Mesa County Health Department, took a Google Apps training class at the Workforce Center this week. 

Victoria Patsantaras of Mesa County IT, left, teaches a Google Apps training class to several students at the Mesa County Workforce Center, earlier this week.

Victoria Patsantaras, right, and her Google Apps training class.

Victoria Patsantaras helps some students during her Google Apps training class this week at the Mesa County Workforce Center.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chadd Searcy. He is a School Resource Officer. District 51 goes back to school Monday, August. 3!

MCSO Deputy James Cannon. He is also a School Resource Officer. 

MCSO Deputy Sal Espindola, School Resource Officer.

MCSO Deputy Wayne Kean, School Resource Officer.

Will Ekberg of Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management pulls out the first batch of yellow star thistle found in Mesa County in 2015. 

Will Ekberg and Summer Igo of Mesa County Noxious Weed and Pest Management pull out yellow star thistle. 

A chip seal road project happening in Fruita.

Cleaning up the mud slide on 45 Road.

Whitewater Creek pipe replacement project.

Ginny in Recording training Elections employees. 

Jane in Motor Vehicle on the phone with a customer.

Tracey Garchar, left, with Nicci Surad, DHS/WFC values champ.
Kara Hotard of the Mesa County Health Department prepares a vaccine on the second day of MCHD's first-ever two-day immunization clinic. 

DHS/WFC You Brighten My Day winner Samantha Hays, right, with Tracey Garchar (and Good Luck Bear!)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Road work delays expected July 27

This week, there is no Chip & Seal but other activities will continue.  

Overlay will include paving and bringing manholes above the asphalt to the road surface.  

Short delays should be expected on these roads during this time.

20 Road                     J Road to K Road
K Road                      23 Road to 24 Road

Raise/Adjust Manholes
Front Street                        Second Street NE 33 Road
E. Chukar Way                  D 3/4 Road NW Meadowlark Way
Meadowlark Way              D 3/4 Road N E Road
W Chukar Way                  D 3/4 Road NE Meadowlark Way
Pheasant Place                   Meadowlark Way E Cul-de-Sac
Grouse Place                      Meadowlark Way E Cul-de-Sac
Mountain Vista Drive        D 3/4 Road N E Road
Shadow Ridge Court         Mountain Vista E Cul-de-Sac

Misty Ridge Court             Mountain Vista E Cul-de-Sac

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Assessor's Office accepting school supply donations for kids

The Mesa County Assessor's Office is hosting a school-supply drive to benefit local children.

Donations are being accepted in the main lobby of the Old Courthouse Annex, 544 Rood, this week and next.

Items needed:

  • Binders
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Dividers
  • Backpacks for older kids (plain, no cartoon characters)
  • Calculators
  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-mart, etc., to help high school students who don't get supply lists until after school starts
For more information, call Miriam Hawkins at the Assessor's Office at 244-1635.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Business of the Commissioners, July 20

Joseph Sanchez, director of Mesa County Libraries, gives an update to the Mesa County Board of Commissioners at this morning's hearing. From left: Patrick Coleman, Scott McInnis, John Justman and Frank Whidden.
The Mesa County Commissioners this morning approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray Counties and Colorado State University Extension to conduct and support Extension educational programs. The new MOU reflects small changes in the agreement that dates back to 1981 for CSU Extension's Tri-River Area.

The Tri-River Area Extension office offers information and programming including 4-H youth development, agriculture, gardening and horticulture, water resources management and consumer and family education.

In other business, the Commissioners: 
  • Appointed Stacey Beaugh, Claudette Konola and Gale Foster to the Riverfront Commission for three-year terms.
  • Appointed Stan Young to the Mesa County Noxious Weed Advisory Board for a five-year term.
  • Met as the Board of Equalization and ratified the receipt of the Assessor's Valuation Report presented to the Commissioners at their July 13 public hearing.
  • Heard an update from Joseph Sanchez, director of Mesa County Libraries
To see weekly schedules and upcoming meeting agendas for the Commissioners, click here.