Friday, August 23, 2019

This Week in Pics


Mesa County personnel participated in the Step up for Down Syndrome event on Sunday, August 4, at Long's Family Memorial Park. 
Sarah Brooks, Mobility Manager, poses with Kianna (owner and founder of the C-21 project, raising awareness for Down Syndrome) with fun screen print items.

Staff with Telluride Adaptive pose with all their adaptive bikes at the Step up for Down Syndrome event. The funds raised from the event will go toward providers and facilities that support those with down syndrome.

Sarah Brooks and Zoe Brosig test the tandem adaptive bike during the resource fair.

Michelle Cooley, Director of Community Corrections Operations, was recognized for her 20 years of dedicated service with Mesa County by Criminal Justice Services Director Matt Sullivan. Congratulations, Michelle!

Case Manager Joe Hemmer was recognized for his 20 years of service to the people of Mesa County by Criminal Justice Services Director Matt Sullivan. Congratulations, Joe!

Criminal Justice Services Director Matt Sullivan recognized Clinical Director Jason Talley for his 20 years of dedicated service to Mesa County. Congratulations and thank you, Jason!

1, 2, 3, pull! Team MCSO is proud to represent the Western Slope at the 2019 Plane Pull for Special Olympics Colorado! "The mission of Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, eight years of age and older, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community."


How many people does it take to pull this huge plane? 25! And they did it in 8.9 seconds! A big thanks to everyone who helped support the Mesa County Sheriff's Office's team at the 2019 Plane Pull for Special Olympics Colorado.
Palisade Plunge week 5 update: Bureau of Land Management and Mesa County personnel met with Howard and Janie VanWinkle to look at areas of existing ranch fencing. Additionally, alleyways leading up to cattleguards will be widened to 48 inches by adding posts on each side and putting rails on the outside of the posts.
Department of Human Services (DHS) staff enjoy a Back to School Breakfast on August 10.
DHS staff enjoy a Back to School Breakfast on August 10.

Sheri Lilly and John Moran from the Department of Human Services shared information about services to attendees at National Night Out at Kimwood Park in Clifton on August 6.

Todd Rowell, Sheriff Matt Lewis and Mesa County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Megan Terlecky enjoy National Night Out at Kimwood Park in Clifton on August 6.
DHS staff members brought small water balloons to National Night Out at Kimwood Park in Clifton on August 6 for kids young and old to enjoy.

A young boy in attendance at National Night Out and John Moran from the Department of Human Services enjoy a few cool water balloons on the head!

Kids had their faces and arms painted at National Night Out by Brynn Wright from the Department of Human Services.

Staff from the Department of Human Services show their support for Child Support Awareness Month by going green.

Pete Baier, Acting County Administrator, met with Solid Waste Director Jennifer Richardson and management leaders for an agency and project update. Mesa County Solid Waste Management system is a publicly owned and privately operated utility for the disposal, recycling and reuse of municipal solid waste generated in Mesa County.
Acting County Administrator Pete Baier (left) makes a stop by Mesa County Fleet Management, 971 Coffman Road—Building B, for a site visit. Fleet Supervisor Eric Brown (right) gave Pete a tour and an agency update.

Mesa County Fleet Management maintains over 600 units, which range from dump and plow trucks, to police cruisers, pickup trucks, dozers, and much more.

At Fleet Management the vehicle (or equipment) unit ratio per technician is 79.75, which means each staff member is responsible for about 80 vehicles. 

Fleet's mission is to support the functions of Mesa County government in providing services to residents to improve and maintain the quality of life in the community. Fleet's direct responsibility is to provide and maintain equipment and vehicle assets in support of the various services provided by Mesa County's departments and divisions.

By checking and keeping up with maintenance schedules and mileage, Mesa County Fleet technicians are able to recommend work to be done and provide valuable guidance regarding the cost-effectiveness of repairs on vehicles. They also provide a full range of services to support the Mesa County's vehicle fleet.

Fleet Management technicians are able to service and repair county vehicles while using their expertise in automotive operations to ensure that needed work is performed at a reasonable cost.

Fleet Management provides cost-effective vehicle acquisition and repair that assists Mesa County departments in maintaining a safe and efficient fleet. They also manage the County's vehicles including purchase support, vehicle disposal and auction. Last year, 42 surplus vehicles, equipment and buses were auctioned for a total of $140,693 in recovery revenue.
Preventive maintenance and assistance for Mesa County vehicles ensure the safety of employees and residents through reliable transportation.

Mesa County Fleet Mangement keeps up with vehicle maintenance and repair through a variety of services provided in-house.
Heather Conder, Divison of Transportation Administrative Assistant, helps the Road and Bridge Department keep everything running smoothly.

Matt Nichols with Mesa County Division of Transportation reviews road work reports for the upcoming weeks.

Road Supervisor Rudy Bevan briefs Acting County Administrator Pete Baier on various road projects across the county. 
Have you stopped by Mesa County Animal Services? They have many animals eligible for adoption. Learn more about adopting a pet at https://animalservices.mesacounty.us/adoption/adopt-a-pet/.
Animal Services Officers make sure that they clean and disinfect kennels properly to keep diseases away. A clean shelter encourages adoptions and public support as well as protecting animals from disease.

Mesa County Animal Services Manager Doug Frye gives Acting Administrator Pete Baier and Criminal Justice Services Director Matt Sullivan a tour of the Animal Services facility. Animal Services enforces animal ordinances that protect the safety and welfare of the people and pets of Mesa County.
Proper sanitation reduces disease spread. Animal Services staff members spend a large portion of their time cleaning and disinfecting for the safety and wellbeing of the animals.

In public hearing, the Board of Mesa County Commissioners approved an agreement for the disposition of property and transfer of fill material from Mesa County to the Grand Valley Water Users Association. Learn more about the item, here

Acting County Administrator Pete Baier talks to media about the approval of the agreement for the disposition of property and transfer of fill material from Mesa County to the Grand Valley Water Users Association. Watch the interviews at https://bit.ly/2MyyFFR and https://bit.ly/321ZXrI.

Orchard Avenue between Normandy Drive and 29 Road is closed to through traffic. Vehicle and bus access to and from Nisley Elementary and 28 ¾ Road is on the southside only (Texas Avenue or North Avenue). Pedestrian access along Orchard Avenue will be detoured south to Mesa Avenue between Melody Lane and 28 ¾ Road. Orchard Avenue is an active construction site— please use the sidewalk provided.
Economic Assistance Division Director Michelle Trujillo and Administrative Assistant Kristen Cole catch up after a meeting Wednesday morning. 

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese signs the Abstract of Assessment Tuesday afternoon. Per CRS 39-5-123, the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners and the Assessor must sign the Abstract of Assessment no later than August 25.
Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese catches up with Katharine MacGregor, Deputy Chief of Staff, Exercising the Authority of the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, at the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) celebration of the Rural Fire Readiness program with local community partners in De Beque.

On Thursday afternoon, BLM transferred a Type 6 wildland fire engine to the De Beque Fire Protection District in Mesa County through the Rural Fire Readiness program. Commissioner Rose Pugliese was one of the guest speakers. “We continue to work closely with our local BLM office to better serve our community,” said Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese. This is a perfect example of how we collaborate locally.”

Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese listens as Katharine MacGregor, DOI Deputy Chief of Staff, Exercising the Authority of the Deputy Secretary, speaks about the importance of the Rural Fire Readiness program. For more information on the RFR program, please visit https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/rural-fire-readiness-program.
Many BLM staff members and local fire departments attended the celebration. For more details about the event, visit https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-transfers-wildland-fire-engine-de-beque-fire-protection-district.

Mesa County Emergency Services Director Andy Martsolf (center) and Sergeant Rich Acree and other emergency management officials attended the BLM's event to transfer a Type 6 wildland fire engine to the De Beque Fire Protection District.

Mesa County officials celebrate alongside De Beque Fire Protection District.

Mesa County and River City Consultants, Inc. hosted an open house to give residents an update on the E Road Improvements Project.

Digital visuals were presented at the E Road Improvements Project open house to give residents a better idea of what the improvements might look like.

Mesa County residents, in the proposed project location, were invited to the open house to hear updated information regarding improvements and to enjoy a taco or two!

The E Road Improvements Project open house featured a complimentary taco bar cooked and paid for by Shawn Burd, Commissioner to Convey Real Estate & Right-of-Way Agent. Thank you, Shawn!

Kevin King, P.E./L.S., Senior Engineer for Mesa County, answered questions regarding the E Road Improvements Project at the open house.
Residents learn more about the E Road Improvements Project at an open house hosted by Mesa County and River City Consultants, Inc.

Many residents had the opportunity to get a project update while enjoying a delicious homecooked meal.

Shawn Burd talks to residents about the intentions of the E Road Improvements Project.

Great community attendance and participation at the E Road Improvements Project at an open house Thursday evening.

Mesa County and River City Consultants, Inc. hosted an open house, with a complimentary taco bar, to present the E Road Improvements Project, which covers E Road from 31 Road to Agape Way on Thursday.

This morning, treasurers from across the Western Slope gathered here in Mesa County to learn from Jim Raymond, Colorado Emergency Recovery Officer, about the financial implications of disasters.

Dr. Christi Sanders, Assistant Professor HR, CMU, led county treasurers through a session on managing conflict during leadership transitions.
At the Western Treasurer Conference, Kristi Adams from San Juan Bank educated attendees on ACH, wire and check fraud.
Brandon Baker from ProVelocity provided information on phishing, fraud and security at the Western Treasurer Conference.
Mesa County Treasurer's Office Jackie Campbell provides the group of Western Treasurers with more HR related training exploring emotional Intelligence and how it impacts success at work.

The Colorado Counties Inc. Western District meeting was hosted in Meeker Friday afternoon. Discussion topics include transportation projects funding and legislative preparation for 2020. Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese stands alongside, Garfield County Commissioner John Martin and CCI Policy Director Eric Bergman.
County employees from the Noxious Weed & Pest Management, Traffic, and Solid Waste Management department were joined by a crew from Ducks Unlimited and Toxic Calls to pick up trash and remove invasive species at Clifton Nature Park in order to create healthy landscapes and better habitat for waterfowl.  This is the third year in a row that Ducks Unlimited and Toxic Calls have helped sponsor a volunteer event at Clifton Nature Park! 

Jake Wertz with Ducks Unlimited, Toxic Calls and also an employee with Mesa County Traffic talks with a volunteer from Ducks Unlimited and Montana Cohn with Noxious Weed & Pest Management to determine their plan of attack on the invasive species tamarisk. 

Jake Wertz (behind the bushes!), Montana Cohn and a Ducks Unlimited volunteer cut and spray tamarisk re-growth at Clifton Nature Park. 

Two volunteers from Ducks Unlimited cut down Kochia weeds growing in a ditch at Clifton Nature Park.

A local resident and volunteer with RSVP helps clear weeds along the walking path during the last Clifton Nature Park Clean-Up event.

Teresa Nees with Solid Waste Management and several young volunteers pause to "duck face" in support of Ducks Unlimited and healthy landscapes!

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