Congrats Captain Mialy! Enjoy retirement..
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Congrats Captain Mialy! Enjoy retirement..
Something in the wind?
Out thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Olson and the CO Fire Aviation Family.
Tribute to a First Responder
A line of emergency vehicles were accompanied by a cold breeze and scattered snowflakes while they drove down the Big Thompson Canyon Wednesday as they steadily made their way to the Larimer County…
Our condolences to the Olson family and CO Fire Aviation Inc..
The Northeast Colorado Emergency Managers appreciates your support of today, September 25. The “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign works with partners year- round to inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting. By designating a day of action and awareness.
Do you pay attention to your surroundings? Take the Challenge and find out!
Photos from Weld County Government's post
Interesting view of how Elk move in and out of the Cameron Peak Fire Burn area.
From our Field Services Manager Trevor Denney:
I am very happy to announce that Kevin Kuretich has accepted the position of Area Supervisor within the Field Services section of DHSEM. Kevin has been the Northeast Regional with State emergency management for his entire 21 years history with the state and brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge. Kevin's experiences span the spectrum of hazards from Balloon Boy to mystery drones and everything in between.
We are excited for him to take on this next chapter of his career and to carry on his great legacy of service to the State of Colorado, while mentoring the next generation of regional field managers. Kevin will officially start this new position on July 1st, so please join me in congratulating Kevin on his new journey!
County’s Emergency Manager estimates macroburst caused 8 to 10 million in damages
(Correction on Taxes Paragraph 6)- The Governor Did Not waive the payment of 2nd half taxes, he did a bill that the LATE INTEREST ON 2ND HALF TAXES could be waived if counties opted in. Washington County is Not opting in nor waiving late interest on 2nd half taxes. The HB30-1421 was intended to be used by the counties who are less than 90% collection of current year taxes. Washington County is currently at 94.8% collected. Please call office if you have questions. 970-345-6601
Photo Caption: At Tuesday’s meeting Commissioner Laybourn signed off on the expenditure worksheet for the Arickaree District’s GOCO Grant for the playground project. Photo Caption: Arickaree School Superintendent Tonya Rodwell and Commissioner Laybourn. Photo by Jerry Patterson
By Jerry Patterson
Commissioner Wells called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. There was no old business and no public comment. Commissioner Willeke added backup power for the courthouse and approval of the revised By- Laws for the county’s planning and zoning committee to the agenda. Commissioner Laybourn added a request for financial aid from Linda Delango from CSU extension. The consent agenda was then approved (County Payables $110,726.06, Nursing Home $6510.48, Pioneer Haven $415.00, and the prior minutes of the June 9 regular meeting). Denise Chavez presented one building permit for approval, Basler – RW20-06. The permit was approved by the board. The board then discussed approving the By-Laws that were passed by the Washington County Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, June 15. After much discussion, a motion was made by Commissioner Willeke to approve the By-Laws upon the approval of the final draft by the county attorney. Commissioner Laybourn seconded and the motion and it carried. Commissioner Willeke then nominated Jonell Mollohan as a District 2 representative to the planning and zoning board. The board unanimously approved the nominee.
Patrick McCall, the county’s emergency manager then gave the commissioners his weekly update on the COVID-19. He stated that the county still has 44 cases and that has not changed in 3 or 4 weeks. He said the testing kits that the county was planning on using were compromised in last week’s fire in the administrator’s office and should not be used. Misty Peterson, the administrator informed the commissioners that the nursing home had 300 kits and we can borrow some and replace their kits later. More was discussion on the testing and the question, Do the 28 inmates at the Justice Center, count in the county’s total for positive cases? Peterson is trying to get clarification from the state on the matter. The discussion turned to the county fair and its ability to meet the state requirements. Commissioners Wells laid out a plan for the fair. There is the question if CSTI, the county’s insurance company, will cover the event if the state variance is violated. Commissioner Willeke asked about the Junior Livestock Sale. A big concern for the sale is the buy back. The Ferris Wheel that was damaged in last week microburst is fixable according to the Eli Bridge Company, the builder of the Ferris Wheel.
Arickaree Superintendent Tonya Rodwell informed the commissioners at the meeting that the new playground at the school was complete. The county help secure a GOCO grant for the new playground. Commissioner Laybourn, the commissioners contact for the project, signed off on the project at Tuesday’s meeting.
The Emergency Manager and the County Administrator then gave the commissioners a rundown on last week’s macroburst. McCall estimated that there was 8 to 10 million dollars in damage. The minimum to qualify as an Emergency Disaster is eight million in the region. The region includes all the county’s that were hit by the macroburst. The County Administrator then asked the commissioners to adopt resolution 74-2020 which would extend the original disaster declaration to 30-day. The WCBOC approved the resolution.
In other business the county gave their approval for the Lone Star School District Graduation to be held on June 20. The county landfill will be open on Saturday for two weeks. Misty Peterson was approved as the county’s Dola contact.
A $54,854.80 capital purchase to Wern Air for two AC units and the installation of the units at the Justice Center was approved. Two AC units were damaged in the last week’s storm. Two pods at the Justice Center are out of commission at this time and cannot be used until the units are up and running.
County Treasurer Deb Cooper informed the commissioners that the governor waved the second half of the taxes. The governor did allow each county to set their own guidelines. Cooper informed the commissioners that 94.84 percent of the taxes have already been collected. She saw no need for the county to extend the deadline. “The schools and other entities are relying on the revenue,” said Cooper. “We were 95% collected at the end of June in 2019.”
County Clerk Annie K***z was hot under the collar in more ways than one at Tuesday’s meeting. The courthouse AC units were not operating at the meeting on Tuesday. The courthouse has been on a backup Y-W generator since the storm. The generator went down on Monday afternoon and election judges were verifying voter signatures of ballots that had been returned and Motor Vehicle customers/taxpayers had to be turned away. “We need to spend some money to update the electrical backup and a generator for the courthouse,” said K***z. “We had a courthouse full of people that wanted to do their county business and we had to send them away. My office last year brought in over 2 million dollars but here I have to turn taxpayers away because we don’t have a generator for our building. You spend money on the Nursing Home, Pioneer Haven and Justice Center. I think we need to spend some our Courthouse.” Misty Peterson mentioned after the meeting that they were also told to shed power by turning off all extra lights and not to run fans. Regular meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m.
The meeting for the supplemental hearing was called to order at 10:00 am. The commissioners passed resolution 75 2020. The resolution allowed the WCBOC to transfer $60,000 out Conservation Trust Fund Reserve to the 2020 Conservation Trust Fund Budget. The Conservation Trust fund’s balance was $199,000 prior to the transfer.
The meeting was adjourned.
The commissioners meet every Tuesday at the Washington County Court House. Public Comment time is 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday's Storm Event from Akron to Haxtun Colorado. Are we getting familiar with the new weather terms?
Northeast Colorado Health Department's Operation Center UP and RUNNING! Serving those familes across northeast Colorado!
NCHD has been notified of a positive COVID-19 test result in a Morgan County resident. This is the first positive COVID-19 test result for this County, but the second positive test result for northeast Colorado. Read More>>>https://buff.ly/38sl75b
Governor Declares an Emergency for the State of Colorado.
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Did you see strange lights in the sky last evening? Are the drones back? Nope!!
9NEWS received more than two dozen phone calls and emails from viewers about a series of strange, synchronized lights moving across the Denver metro area.
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Phillips County Leadership and Responders take a Saturday to learn about Preparedness, and Community Involvement that are key when it comes to Disaster Recovery.
“Whole community” is an important concept within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and on Feb.
Will the mystery be broken?
Large groups of drones are flying grid pattern routes over the region at night and nobody knows who they belong to or what they're doing.
Merry Christmas northeast Colorado!
Happy and Safe Holidays to our Colorado community from all of us at Colorado DHSEM.
Mystery in the sky over northeast Colorado...
A band of large drones appears to be flying nighttime search patterns over northeast Colorado and local authorities say they don’t know who’s behind the mysterious aircraft.
Vehicle Prepped! Not to late..take the time today.
Each year, on average, more than 6,000 people are killed and more than 480,000 are injured due to weather-related vehicle crashes. Each winter, it's importan...
Driving in Fog? If fog reduces your visibility while driving, do not change lanes or pass other vehicles unless absolutely necessary. Be sure that you can stop within the distance that you can see. weather.gov/safety/fog
Fog, particularly when dense, can be hazardous to drivers, mariners and aviators. Fog contributes to numerous travel accidents every year. Restrictions in visibility resulting from fog can also impact takeoff and landing procedures and requirements for pilots, and can be the cause of weather-related...
Fog limits visibility, delays air travel, brings danger to the roads, and makes things generally spooky. But, how does it form? Watch this short video: youtu.be/QkRqjcO1ROk
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The Northeast Healthcare Coalition Membership meeting today at Morgan Community College. Great discussion around Awareness, Benefits, Responsibilities and opportunities in the northeast region.
State Director Mike Willis provides opening remarks to over 40 local, private and NGO partner's who are participating in the Morgan County Recovery Workshop and Exercise in Fort Morgan.
Congratulations to Dean Berenbaum, City of Evans for completing the requirements to obtain his certified Emergency Manager Certification. Dean will be moving on to the Adams County Office of Emergency Management in the next two week. Although a different region, boundaries have no lines, and look forward to working with you in the future.
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