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May 14, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

We have had two public meetings on the EPA Brownfield Grant. We have received six site nomination forms and are moving forward with reviewing them prior to submitting them to the EPA for eligibility determination.

We are in the final weeks of the Hayden Pass Project. The contractor is finishing the project and we will begin closeout of the project the last week of May.

The landscaping is complete at War Memorial Park. We are having a dedication of bricks at the park on June 29 at 10:00. More information will come.

We are hosting a Medicare seminar presented by Agora Wealth Management as part of our county PERKS program. The seminar is also open to the public. It will be on June 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 in the Fremont County Garden Park Conference Room. More information can be found at

We are still looking for a Noxious Weed Manager. The position has been vacant since the beginning of April. The deadline for applications is May 21 at 2:00. More information on the position can be found at

The IT Department has finalized the email notification feature on the County Website. To receive email notifications go to and click on Sign up for email subscriptions on the left side.


April 23, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We had an EPA status call on April 11, 2019 to discuss our Brownfields Grant. If anyone knows of any potential sites please get them to us so they can be added to the list.

The last two weeks we have had our auditing firm, Logan & Associates, conducting our 2018 Financial Audit.

I attended the monthly Area Manager’s Luncheon on Tuesday, April 16. It was good to network with the various managers in the community.

We had a COSI Scholarship Meeting on Tuesday, April 16. We are in the process of reviewing the applications for the 2019-2020 scholarships.


April 9, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

We had the construction kickoff meeting for the Hayden Pass Emergency Watershed Protection Project on Monday, April 1. The contractor has mobilized and the project is under way. The deadline to have construction complete is May 20.

The Commissioners and I attended the Boys and Girls Club Breakfast on Thursday, April 4. This organization does a lot for the youth in our community and it was good to hear updates on their 2018 accomplishes as well as their plans for 2019.

Public Health had an open house on Thursday, April 4. It was very well attended and they had a lot of useful information to hand out about the services offered through Public Health.

The Commissioners and I met with members of the City Councils from Cañon City and Florence and the Florence City Manager on Monday, April 8. We had a productive conversation about issues, successes, and future projects in the various communities. We look forward to working on combined projects with the two municipalities.

We received a Department of Local Affairs Energy and Mineral Impact Fund Grant to finish space on the second floor of the Judicial Building to allow for another courtroom. We were also awarded an Underfunded Grant that will also be used for this project. We are hoping to have construction underway in the next few months.


March 12, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tomorrow is the deadline for bids for the Hayden Pass Project. We are hopeful to have contractors interested in the project so we can move forward with the construction.

On Thursday, March 14 we have the kickoff meeting for the Brownfields Advisory Committee. We are excited to move this project forward and work towards getting assessments done on brownfield properties in the community.


February 26, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The week of February 19 I participated in an Area Manager’s Luncheon and a Regional Manager’s Luncheon. There are a lot of positive things going on throughout community.

Our department is working on closing out 2018 fiscal year. We are preparing for the final audit in April.

This Thursday we have our annual Cost Allocation Plan meeting. We work with MGT Consulting to prepare a county-wide cost allocation plan to determine the indirect costs to each department.


February 12, 2019 County Manager Report

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The week of January 28 we had our new auditors here to do our interim audit. They will be back in April to do the year-end audit.

On Thursday, February 7 I participated in the EPA Brownfields Conference Call. This gives grant recipients the opportunity to ask questions about the process.

On Monday, February 11 we met with members of the Florence City Council and City Manager for our monthly workshop.

We have our next conference call for our Brownfield Grant this Thursday and are still looking for proposed sites.