HIGHLIGHTS, Aug. 20, 2018, County Commissioner meeting

  • Commissioners agree to hire Mountain West, Inc., a Glenwood Springs company that specializes in resource development on public lands, to advise it along with Mesa and Montrose counties on the U.S. Forest Service’s wilderness revision plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests. The contract commits $32,000 for services and the Department of Local Affairs has agreed to pay half. Read Daily Sentinel story.


  • County Assessor, Debbie Griffith, presented the Delta County Assessor Abstract state report. The abstract report is the final tabulation of valuation, revenues, and levies produced each year as a result of the assessor’s duties. Griffith noted that revenues are down due to the lack of commercial development in the area.


  • Commissioners agree to join 29 Colorado counties in a class action lawsuit to recover shortchanged Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments, i.e., Kane County, Utah v. United States. Read the Daily Sentinel story.


  • Delta County will participate in the 2-Gen Project, a pilot program that helps noncustodial parents pay child support by identifying barriers that might prevent them from being financially able to make payments. Small funding is available for help with situations including: a suspended driver’s license; mental health and addiction consulting; and getting a GED. Get more information.