Doug Dean, director of Colorado State University Extension Service, discussed the revised memorandum of understanding (MOU) among the Extension Office and the four counties of Mesa, Delta, Montrose and Ouray with Delta County Commissioners Mark Roeber, Doug Atchley and Bruce Hovde at the Aug. 3 commissioners meeting.
Changes related to flexibility in filling vacant positions, either by the county involved or the Extension Office; CSU's position on any required investigation of a CSU employee; and changes related to the parties' shared budget and budget reserves.
The commissioners unanimously accepted the revised MOU.
Dean said Mesa County has signed the MOU and he will be meeting with Montrose and Ouray counties.
Delta County planning director Dave Rice brought to the commissioners requests for modifications to four county subdivisions.
Denison Minor Subdivision: Commissioners approved a request from Gordon Murchison to remove a restriction for shared access between Lots 1 and 2, which will enable him to locate his driveway to the north and away from a pole and water meters.
Hilltop Major Resource Preservation Subdivision: Jeff Burch, identifying himself as representing all the homeowners in affected Lots 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the subdivision, spoke of the need to create a 100-foot no-build easement. There was considerable discussion concerning whether the entire subdivision must be resurveyed to create a new plat showing the no-build easement. Dave Rice said the same monuments can be used for a new plat to show the vacation of the easement. County administrator Robbie LeValley suggested a conditional replat of the no-build area on lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, subject to review by the county attorney and county surveyor. Commissioners agreed unanimously.
Heidi Minor Subdivision: There are two lots on the subdivision. The commissioners approved the removal of a single family dwelling restriction from Lot 1 to enable a mother-in-law apartment to be built on to the barn. A septic system will be required for the new building; the dwellings will have separate water and electricity, and shared access.
Brice Family Minor Subdivision: Carl and Suzanne Telinde requested lifting of plat restriction #5 for Lot 1. The property consists of 4.16 acres. Two dwellings were approved for the subdivision. Some years ago they built a third house, the "pink house," and they would like to move in to that house now. The pink house doesn't have a septic system. One septic system for the other two housing units was approved by the Health Department. They have applied for a second septic permit for the pink house. They have applied for a third address. The Commissioners approved the lifting of the plat restriction #5 allowing three houses on 4.16 acres.
Bill Bever, human resources director, presented four memorandums of agreement for services providing alternative sentencing programs. Bever affirmed that these services were court-ordered placements or authorized through the district attorney's office.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.