Five members were named to three-year terms on the Delta County Fair Board last week.
Acting during a regular meeting on Oct. 7, the Board of County Commissioners reappointed Andy Braslin, Teresa Burns, Robert Gash and Ryan Bates.
A new member, Kristi St. Clair, was also appointed.
The commissioners deferred action on the possibility of two appointments to the Crawford Cemetery Board.
In other business Oct. 7, the BoCC dealt with the following matters:
• The board approved a sketch plan for Martin Properties subdivision, Harold and Judith K. Martin applicants. The subject property is near Paonia with access off of Farmers Mine Road.
• Rob Fiedler, emergency manager for the county, informed commissioners a previous EPA proposal to store "elemental mercury" at a site between Delta and Grand Junction in Mesa County is under consideration again. Storage would take place at a mill tailings disposal site near Cheney Reservoir. Five other sites nationwide are being reviewed for the mercury depository, Fiedler said.
In addition, Fiedler said that current long-range weather forecasts are for cool and moist air flows. SnoTel gauging stations reported two inches of snow on the ground at Park Reservoir on Sunday; two inches were reported at Overland Reservoir on Oct. 4; and four inches were reported on McClure Pass Oct. 6.
• The commissioners agreed to offer $24,020 for property and an easement on Back River Road near the District #3 road and bridge department shops. Commissioners raised questions over an additional bill of $20,850 for a professional appraisal of the property.
• The BoCC agreed to make permanent a conditional right-of-way previously granted to Tri-State Generation and Transmission to traverse county property. Commissioners accepted $3,500 payment for granting Tri-State's request.
• In another land transaction, the commissioners agreed to "quit claim" a "sliver of land" to the City of Delta. Existence of the county-owned sliver of land was discovered during the alternate truck route project. It borders a larger parcel the county had already quit claimed to the city for the project right-of-way along Highway 50 South in 2007. The county-owned sliver of land comprises 0.05 acres or 1,966 square feet.blog comments powered by Disqus