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County Manager Reports

04/10/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, March 27 the Commissioners, County Attorney, and I attended the annual jail inspection.  The security phase of the jail project is almost complete and the facility is much improved and much safer with the renovation of the kitchen and laundry area and the security upgrade. 

On Wednesday, March 28 our Public Health Department hosted a Mental Health First Aid Training.  Quite a few of our employees took advantage of this training and were able to learn more about mental health and learn ways to help individuals that have mental health illnesses get help they need.

On Thursday, March 29 the Commissioners and I met with representatives with the USDA Rural Development to discuss upcoming projects and grant options that may be available through USDA.

On Monday, April 2 the Commissioners, County Attorney and I met with members from the Heritage Group to discuss a Certified Local Government.  The CLG may offer grants and resources to people and businesses that are trying to make improvements to historic buildings throughout the community.

On Friday, April 6 the Commissioners and I attended the Second Annual Boys and Girls Club Breakfast.  This is a wonderful organization that does so many good things for the youth in our community.

On Friday, April 6 I attended a special SCEDD Board Meeting.  We are going to meet this Wednesday to do a strategic plan to see what the future of SCEDD should look like.

On Monday, April 9 the Commissioners and I attended the quarterly City/City/County Luncheon.  It was good to meet with representatives with the City of Florence and the City of Canon City to see what all is going on throughout the county.

Upcoming events/projects:

The auditors will be here the week of April 16 to do the fiscal year-end audit.

We are in the process of getting bids on the replacement of the roof west end of the County Administration Building.  We have had a lot of issues with it leaking over the last few years.  We plan to phase the replacement of the roof into three phases to complete over the next few years.

03/27/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

On Wednesday, March 14 I attended a meeting with the individuals from CU Denver that are doing the design of the proposed Search and Rescue Building.  When the design is complete we will look at available grants to see if we can move forward with the project.

On Thursday, March 15 Commissioner Bell and I attended the Penrose Chamber of Commerce breakfast.  It was good to get in to the community and see what all is going on.

On Wednesday, March 21 Commissioner McFall, Krystina DelDuca, and I attended the Weed Advisory Board Meeting.  The dry weather has delayed the growth of weeds but they are starting to come out so the Director will be working to hire the seasonal staff and start spraying.

03/13/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6 I attended the Child Maltreatment Prevention Meeting.  This is the second meeting of the group and we are trying to come up with ways that we can reduce child maltreatment in the community.

On Thursday, March 8 I attended the Area Manager’s Luncheon.  It was a good way to catch up with the various managers in the community.

On Thursday, March 12 the Commissioners and I met with individuals from the City of Florence.  There are a lot of good things happening in Florence.

02/27/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

On Tuesday, February 13 we met with Chief DelVecchio from the Canon City Fire Department to discuss the Gallgher Amendment and the Residential Assessment Rate Formula.  We discussed the impacts on entities who collect property tax and what that could look like over the next few years.

On Thursday, February 15 Commissioner Bell, Rod Potter and I attended the Penrose Chamber of Commerce meeting.  It was great to hear updates from the Penrose Community.

On Thursday, February 15 Commissioner Payne, Rod Potter and I attended the Central Peaks Regional Council Town Hall put on by El Pomar.  There was a great turnout to the event and it was good to come up with ideas on improvements that can be made to the community.

On Wednesday, February 21 we met with an individual from CDOT to discuss the Outrider Bustang service that will be providing bus transportation throughout Colorado.  More information will be forthcoming on this.

On Thursday, February 22 Tammy Childs and I attended Mock Interviews at Florence High School.  It is always good to help out with these and give the youth in our community tools to help them after high school.

On Thursday, February 22 Rod Potter and I attended the quarterly Finance Luncheon.  It was good to see what is going on in the entities throughout the County.

02/13/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

On Thursday, January 25 we had a Safety Committee Meeting.  This group is doing a good job of coming up with ideas to improve the safety throughout the county buildings. 

On Friday, January 26 Stacie Kwitek-Russell, Carrie Porter, Emma Davis, and I attended a Child Maltreatment Prevention Planning session.  We worked at looking at community needs and ways that this group could help to reduce child maltreatment in our community.

The week of January 29 we had our auditors here doing our interim audit.  Everything went well and they will be back the week of April 16 to do the year-end audit.

On Tuesday, January 30 Commissioner Bell, Rod Potter, and I attended the Regional Housing Study at the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments.  They have obtained a grant to do a study and are looking at county support to obtain the information and financial support for matching funds.

On Thursday, February 8 I hosted the Area Manager’s Luncheon.  We had a great discussion about what is going on throughout the community.

On Monday, February 12 the Commissioners, Rod Potter, and I attended a meeting with the City of Florence.  There is a lot of things going on in Florence and it is always good to visit with them and share information.

Upcoming Projects:

  • We are having the Special Audit on the Treasurer’s Office this week
  • We are working on a complete revision of the County Website
  • We are developing a Strategic Plan for the County

01/09/2018

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

On Thursday, January 11 Rod Potter and I attended the Area Managers Luncheon.  It is always good to hear what is going on throughout the community.

On Monday, January 15 we had interviews for our Emergency and Recovery Manager Position.  We have offered the position to a candidate and they are supposed to start on February 26.

On Tuesday, January 16 we had a goal setting session.  I am excited to move forward with 2018.

On Wednesday, January 17 Commissioner McFall, Rod Potter and I attended a meeting at the Capital to discuss courthouse and jail funding.  It was a very productive meeting and we are looking forward to continued discussion.

Upcoming Projects:

  • We have scheduled our Interim Audit for the week of January 29
  • We are working on updating the County Website
  • We are beginning the process of developing a Strategic Plan for the County