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ROLL CALL

MINUTES

CERTIFICATION OF HEARINGS

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA (CONT'D)

CONSENT AGENDA

WARRANTS: GENERAL WARRANTS – MARCH 19, 2024

BIDS: APPROVE BID #B2400052, NORTH JAIL SECURITY GRID REPLACEMENT – FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

NEW BUSINESS: CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7889 ADVERTISEMENT AGREEMENT FOR AMERICORPS WELD COUNTY YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS RECRUITMENT AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – CITY OF GREELEY

2) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7901 CASE MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CMA) SERVICE AGREEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – ROUNDUP FELLOWSHIP, INC.

3) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7928 INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF FOSTER CARE SERVICES IN A FOSTER CARE HOME AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – JEROME AND LOLA MARTIN 

4) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7935 INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF FOSTER CARE SERVICES IN A FOSTER CARE HOME AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – JAROL LAGOS AND MARIA RIVERA

5) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7898 TASK ORDER CONTRACT AMENDMENT #7 FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PROGRAM, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN AND SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY

6) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7907 REGULATORY ONLINE TRAINING AND TESTING AGREEMENT FOR PROCTOR AND FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – STATEFOODSAFETY

7) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7908 AUTHORIZATION FORM FOR CERTIFICATION OF ACCESS MANAGERS MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – CENTERS FOR MEDICARE/MEDICAID

8) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7946 RENEWAL #2 TO PROPOSAL OF INSURANCE FOR UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (DRONES) AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES, LLC

9) CONSIDER TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CR 72 BETWEEN CRS 31 AND 33

PUBLIC COMMENT

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:05:43
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:05:48
Good morning and welcome to today's regularly scheduled Board of Well County Commissioners meeting. Today is Wednesday, March 00:06:01
20th, 2024. It's 9:00 AM Roll call, please. 00:06:05
Mike Freeman, Scott James here. We're saying for free payback, Kevin Ross here. Let's the record reflect 5 out of five 00:06:09
commissioners are here today, Minutes approval of minutes, March 6th, 2024. 00:06:16
Motion by Commissioner Brock for approval minutes second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:06:24
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and minutes past five to zero. 00:06:28
Certification of Hearings Hearings conducted on March 6, 2024 Number one petition for vacation of a portion of County Road 41 00:06:36
between County Road 6 and four. BNSF Railway Company in Allen Agnew #10 USR 23-0039 Public Service Company of Colorado DBA Excel 00:06:43
Energy Company. 00:06:51
Move to certified years. Second motion by Commissioner Freeman for Certification of hearing Second by Commissioner James. Further 00:06:58
discussion. 00:07:02
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign and hearings are certified 5 to 0 amendments to 00:07:06
the agenda. Mr. Chair, I move to instate public comment. 00:07:12
There is a motion on the floor for reinstatement of public comment from commissioner saying second by Commissioner Buck. 00:07:20
And that is to, I guess, amend the agenda. 00:07:30
During the public comments section. 00:07:35
Any discussion on this? 00:07:38
Mr. James. Thank you, Mr. Chair. 00:07:43
I've done nothing but thought about this for the last week. 00:07:46
And have gone back and forth with myself in a principle. 00:07:50
I am, of all people on this Board of County Commissioners, has certainly taken full advantage of my pushed Amendment rights. 00:07:55
To make a statement. We are not statutorily bound to provide public comments in this meeting only on matters that are before us in 00:08:00
a legislative, quasi judicial manner. 00:08:05
But just because. 00:08:11
It's legal. Don't make it right. I've said that a lot through my my lifetime in public service. 00:08:13
I have sat as a planning commissioner, as a member of a town council, as a mayor and now as a second term county commissioner. 00:08:20
And have by and large seen an absolute lack of involvement in public comments. 00:08:27
Occasionally other from kind concerned citizens who come to me and talk to me about things that are not necessarily my purview. 00:08:33
But I do think of those folks when I represent this county on matters of transportation. 00:08:40
They're in the in the back of my head. 00:08:45
To make an analogy last night. 00:08:48
This morning actually at about 12:15. 00:08:52
House Bill 24/12/92 came out of committee on party line votes. 00:08:54
Extreme left. 00:09:00
Democrats Epps and Hernandez introduced a piece of legislation. 00:09:01
That more or less severely infringes our Second Amendment rights. 00:09:06
And a lot of us were there testifying that it was wrong. 00:09:12
And many of us will say, you know, I included, have a concealed carry permit signed by our sheriff. I am a responsible gun owner. 00:09:15
I responsibly exercise my Second Amendment rights. 00:09:21
And by and large, I am with the majority. By and large, we responsibly exercise our First Amendment rights. 00:09:28
And I can say that in my entire time as public, as a public servant, I've seen people respectfully do that. 00:09:36
Over the last couple of years, I've watched the political circus come to town. 00:09:44
It has been a misuse. 00:09:47
Of the 1st Amendment right, but it's not illegal. 00:09:49
And for the same principle that we. 00:09:52
Not deny people their Second Amendment right because the actions of a very, very, very small few we need. 00:09:55
Deny people the exercise of their First Amendment right, whether it's legally bound or not. 00:10:04
Because of the actions of a very very very small view. 00:10:09
So therefore, I will be supportive of the motion to amend this agenda. 00:10:13
And would ask that we put together a work session to talk about public comment as we move forward. 00:10:19
All right. The only comments that I would have Mr. James is the the conversation we had yesterday that you think it's much better 00:10:24
position to do town hall meetings and we're scheduled them now for every two weeks because it's a much more appropriate place to 00:10:31
have public comment than a three minute, 3 minute comments during our business meeting. And I agree with you on that and I support 00:10:39
you on that. That's why I don't think that it's necessary that we actually have those in our business meetings. 00:10:46
I agree. I don't think it has to be an either or thing. 00:10:54
Be an Ant thing. And that's just the position I've come to, Commissioner Franklin. 00:10:57
All right. Any other discussion on this matter? 00:11:04
All right. Hearing none, roll call vote please. 00:11:08
No. 00:11:13
I can't hear you. I'm sorry, No. Scott James. Yes. Roy saying Yes. Harry back. Yes, Kevin Ross. Yes. Let the record reflect that 00:11:16
the amendment to the agenda has passed 4:00 to 1:00. 00:11:22
Public comment will be reinstated. 00:11:31
Mr. James. 00:11:33
I believe that our charter says that a mask must pass by 2/3, meaning it must receive 4 positive votes. 00:11:35
And it did for the one. 00:11:41
Now give it 3:00 to 2:00. 00:11:44
I thought I said yes. Did you say yes? Yeah, so that would be for the one in my towns. You're a better counter than I am. 00:11:47
Mr. Chair, I moved to add a resolution to the agenda. I asked for this to be put on the agenda earlier, but to join the Douglas 00:11:56
County Commissioners in the lawsuit against Bill 191124 and Hospital 2311 Hundred, which basically handcuffs our Sheriff from 00:12:04
cooperating with ICE is central to this conversation about sanctuary counties. 00:12:11
Marriage that want to have standing in this. This is what Douglas County is also doing, is marriage have standing. They're asking 00:12:20
other web counties to join them in this lawsuit. I believe this is important because the answer we said yesterday that we will do 00:12:24
nothing is not leadership. 00:12:29
Asked for a yes vote to add this to the agenda. 00:12:34
I don't know where you're saying the commissioner said we would do nothing. I believe we had a work session regarding our 00:12:39
consideration of resolutions, proclamations or statements from the board yesterday and the board is continuing to work on that as 00:12:44
we come to some sort of agreement on what the board will put forth, Commissioner saying so I don't think that's accurate in your 00:12:50
statement at the board said or anywhere indicated they were doing nothing. There was a response. Illegals are dropped off. We will 00:12:56
do nothing. 00:13:02
That's in a public work session. 00:13:08
So the only way the motion on the floor from Commissioner saying to add this resolution from Douglas County to our agenda. 00:13:11
Do you have a comment, Mr. Freeman? The only thing that I was going to say is I I think it's I I will not be supporting this. Our 00:13:20
County Attorney says we do not have standing and it will be dismissed. And I don't think it makes sense to spend low county tax 00:13:25
member money on something that we know will not be successful. So I can't be supportive of this. 00:13:31
And I felt like the work session was good, but I don't think we had a end. 00:13:39
End all decision. I think it was something that we were going to pursue whether it was some form of a proclamation that we are not 00:13:46
the sanctuary. So I don't think this is again I I'm. 00:13:53
Given something that I. 00:14:01
Need to agree on, but we haven't discussed so I just. I can't go there. Well, I have asked what their work session with the 00:14:03
sheriff since that was the request by the four of you. So hopefully we'll get that scheduled soon Regarding this issue and the 00:14:09
sanctuary county issue. And I appreciate you reaching out to you have a motion on the floor. Is there a second? The second should 00:14:15
you're correct. Commissioner James thank you for correcting me. Is there a second on the floor to add this to the agenda? 00:14:22
OK, this motion dies with no second any other amendments to today's agenda? 00:14:29
All right. Approval of consent agenda. 00:14:35
Any other any evidence of promotion? Thank you. Motion by Commissioner James for approval of consent agenda. 00:14:39
Do I have a second? 00:14:46
Second motion by Commissioner Freeman for approval. Second by Commissioner Freeman on the approval. Any further discussion, All 00:14:48
those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same side. 00:14:53
General Wants item number one, General Ones March 19th, 2024. 00:15:00
Move to approve second motion to approve general warrants by Commissioner Freeman, seconded by Commissioner James. Any further 00:15:06
discussion? 00:15:10
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and general warrants carry 5 to 0. 00:15:15
Bids approved. Bid B 240-0052 N Jail Security Grid Replacement Facilities Department. Good morning, Tony. Good morning, Toby 00:15:25
Taylor with Purchasing has advertised This bid is for the security gear replacement in the North jail. 00:15:33
The low bid is from Drake Construction and meets specification. 00:15:41
Therefore, this facilities department is recommending the award to Drake Construction in the amount of $598,375. 00:15:44
Hi, is there any questions for Toby regarding? 00:15:55
Approval of Bid B 240-0524 Motion by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner Buck any further discussion. 00:15:58
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and they're D2. Twenty 4052 carries 5 to 0. 00:16:06
Item, excuse me, that takes us to new business. 00:16:16
Item number one Consider Contract ID 7889 Advertisement Agreement for Americors World County Youth Conservation Corps Recruitment 00:16:24
and authorized Chair to sign the City of Greeley. Good morning, Tim. Good morning Commissioners Tammy Grant, Deputy Director of 00:16:31
the Department of Human Services. This is an advertised agreement that is no cost included with the City of Greeley to advertise 00:16:38
for AmeriCorps and Weld County Conservation Corp program. 00:16:45
The term of this agreement is March 1st, 2024 through February 28th of 2025 and the request is approval of this agreement and 00:16:53
authorize the charter sign. 00:16:57
Any questions for Tammy? 00:17:04
2nd. 00:17:07
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval second by Commissioner Buck, is there any further discussion? 00:17:09
Hearing the novels in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign contract ID 7889 passes 5 to 0. 00:17:17
Item number two consider Contract ID 7901, Case Management Agency, CMA Service Agreement, Terms and Conditions, and Authorized 00:17:26
Chair to sign Roundup Fellowship. 00:17:30
This was originally approved by 5 out of five county commissioners on March 12th, 2024. The purpose of this agreement is to 00:17:37
support our case management agency which we assumed on March 1st, of 2024 and the request is to allow this term to begin March 1st 00:17:44
of 2024. It'll go through June 30th so that we can realign with our program years and then be extended upon written formal 00:17:52
agreement with both parties. The request is approval for the case management agency. 00:18:00
Agreement and authorize the Church. 00:18:08
Any questions for Tammy? 00:18:11
Commissioner say for approval of contract ID 79 OH 7901 second by Commissioner about further discussion. 00:18:14
And contract ID 7901 passes 5 to 0. I'm #3 consider contract ID 7928 Individual provider contract for purchase of Foster care 00:18:25
Services in a foster care Home, and authorized chair to sign Jerome and Willa Martin. 00:18:32
This was originally approved via press run by 5 out of five county commissioners. For agenda, this is a new kinship home and it is 00:18:40
located in Frederick, Co. The request is for this term from March 9th, 2024 through September 9th of 2024 to be approved and 00:18:46
authorized the charter sign. 00:18:53
Any questions for Tammy, who approved contract ID 7928 second? 00:19:02
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of contract ID 3928, Second by Commissioner saying further discussion. 00:19:06
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye all opposed. Same sign and contract. ID 7928 carries 5 to 0. 00:19:12
I'm #4 Consider Contract ID 7935, Individual Provider Contract for purchase of foster care services and a foster care Home, and 00:19:20
authorized Chair to sign Jerome Largos and Maria Rivera. 00:19:26
This was also originally reviewed via Pastoral on March 12, 2024 and approved by 5 out of five commissioners. This is a new 00:19:33
certified Posture Home located in Greeley and the approval for this contract. 00:19:39
Will include a term of March 15th of 2024 through March 15th, 2025 and the request is approval and authorize the Chair to sign. 00:19:47
Any questions for Timmy? 00:19:55
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval of contract ID 7935, second by Commissioner, about further discussion. 00:19:59
You've done all those in favor signify by saying aye, all opposed. Same sign. 00:20:05
And contract ID 7935 passes 5 to 0. Item number 5 consider contract ID 7898, task order contract amendment #7 for public health 00:20:09
emergency preparedness and response program and authorized share to sign and submit electronically. 00:20:16
Thank you Sir Jason Cheshire with the Health Department. This is an amendment to a long standing grant that finds several 00:20:25
employees for emergency public health emergency preparedness. 00:20:30
The amount is for $12,000. There was additional money made available by CDPHE. We submitted a request for additional $12,000 for 00:20:35
training purposes. So this amendment would provide that additional funding and allow our staff to take advantage of it through 00:20:42
training. This was submitted to the Board on the past round dated February 26th of this year and I recommend that the Board 00:20:48
approve contract Amendment #7 with CDPHE. 00:20:55
Awesome. Any questions? 00:21:03
Motion by Commissioner Freeman, second by Commissioner Bob for approval of contract, ID 7898. Further discussion. 00:21:06
None. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed Same sign and contract ID 7898 passes unanimously Item number six 00:21:13
Contract ID 7907 Regulatory online Training and testing agreement for Proctor and food safety certifications and authorized share 00:21:20
to sign State Food Safety Jason. 00:21:27
Thank you, Sir. This is a contract with state food safety. I just want to point out that's a private company. It's not a 00:21:34
governmental organization. They provide training. In this case, it's training for certified food protection managers. Change. An 00:21:40
upcoming change in state law is going to require that the individual in charge at all times for regulated food establishment be a 00:21:46
certified food protection manager. 00:21:52
That's going to create additional demand for this training. This contract would allow our department to act as a Proctor so 00:21:59
individuals that need that training can go online, take the class and come to our department to have the exam proctored. This is 00:22:06
an effort just to assist the regulated community and compliance. There's no funding associated with the agreement. It will take a 00:22:12
bit of staff time on our part and negligible amount of staff time. 00:22:19
But again, I think it's a good service to provide the regulated community to allow them to comply in an easier manner. This was 00:22:26
submitted to the board on a passed around February 29th of this year, and I recommend that the board approve this agreement with 00:22:32
state Food Safety. 00:22:37
Any questions for Jason? 00:22:44
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval of contract ID 7907, second by Commissioner, about further discussion. 00:22:46
And then all those in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign contract ID 7907 passes 5 to 0. 00:22:53
Item number seven, consider Contract ID 7908 Authorization form for Certification of Access Managers, Medicare and Medicaid 00:23:02
Services, CMS and authorized Chair to sign Centers for Medicare Medicaid Jason. So this item we seek the boards the chair 00:23:09
signature on authorization form to allow our staff to. 00:23:17
Register medical providers. Those are our nurses nurse practitioners with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. This will allow us 00:23:26
to. 00:23:29
Bill, Medicare, Medicaid for allowable services, the limited amount of services that we provide. We're not expanding services 00:23:35
through this agreement. It just allows us to. 00:23:39
Capture or to bill for services providing of course those those receipts offset county funding, so. 00:23:45
Again, this agreement allows if the Chair is the more increase this agreement, it allows our staff to register our providers with 00:23:56
Medicare and Medicaid. This was submitted to the Board on the pass around dated February 22nd of this year and I recommend that 00:24:02
the Board approve Chair to sign this authorization form. 00:24:08
Excellent. Any questions for Jason? 00:24:15
Motion by Commissioner saying the approval of contract ID 7908 second by Commissioner about further discussion. 00:24:19
All right. Hearing none. All in favor. Signify by saying aye, all opposed. Same sign and contract. ID 7908 passes 5 to 0. Thank 00:24:24
you. Thank you, Jason. Can you send a contract ID 7946 renewal #2 up to the proposed proposal of insurance for unmanned Aircraft 00:24:31
systems drones and authorized chair to sign Arthur J Gallagher, Risk Management Services, LLC. Good morning, Michelle. Good 00:24:38
morning, commissioners. Michelle Raymer, Human resources. 00:24:45
We are requesting that the Commissioner Chair signed the authorization to bind this continuous drone coverage. 00:24:53
For the upcoming term. 00:25:01
Question. Yes, ma'am. So this is a company that specializes just in the ground insurance, yes. 00:25:04
The UAS title that he had just mentioned on the is the company that is the offers the insurance coverage. What an amazing 00:25:12
specialized world that is. I moved over. 00:25:18
Motion by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner James for approval. Any further discussion. 00:25:26
All right, hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye. All opposed. Save sign and contract ID 7946 passes 5 to 0. 00:25:31
Thanks, Michelle. 00:25:36
Item number 9 Consider temporary closure of County Road 72 between County Roads 31 and 33. Good morning, Amy. 00:25:42
Good morning, commissioners. Amy Machi, Public Works, presenting on behalf of Connell Resources and N Weld County Water District. 00:25:49
This is our final crossing. 00:25:54
For the containers of the Eaton water line. 00:26:00
For a 48 inch casing pipe. 00:26:03
They're asking this closure to begin on March 25th and go through April 1st. 00:26:06
Detour route is paved except for one mile gravel, which will be treated with water as needed for dust. 00:26:12
Any questions for Amy? 00:26:17
Move to proof second motion by Commissioner saying for approval of the temporary closure signed by Commissioner Buck for further 00:26:18
discussion. 00:26:22
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and a temporary closure of County Road 72 00:26:25
between County roads 31 and 33 passes unanimously. This brings us to public comment. Does anybody have public comment this 00:26:31
morning? Mr. Teams, please go forward. 00:26:36
If you don't mind, just state your name and address for the record, Sir. 00:26:42
Mr. Keith, I'm so happy to see you. 00:26:52
What's that? So happy to see you. Yeah, I would have been here last week, but we had that a nice little. 00:26:54
Storm at my age and get little. 00:27:02
Trying to bring a wimp. 00:27:07
Anyway. 00:27:11
Yeah. Anyway, my name is Steve Teats. I'm in Greeley. 00:27:14
And. 00:27:17
I I try to make it as short as possible here. OK, I'd like to talk about first of all, what I saw on Sunday out after church. 00:27:20
One of the brothers took took me to where I need to go after church. 00:27:32
The way we went, we saw. 00:27:39
Three people walking down the street. 00:27:42
And they had a lot of, well, their belongings. 00:27:45
And they were homeless. And they aren't from this country. 00:27:50
And. 00:27:57
And we have resources that are in for our own very shallow and. 00:27:59
And also to that. 00:28:06
They're migrating from Denver. 00:28:09
And this you mentioned the sanctuary county or state? 00:28:13
I think we should and we can look at what's happening in Denver. We can California, Los Angeles, New York or whatever. 00:28:19
And I think the House bill, whatever you mentioned. 00:28:28
Something states gone. 00:28:33
Wacko. 00:28:36
Anyway, the person that was taking me made a comment too that. 00:28:39
We can't even take care of them and how can we take care of others? 00:28:45
So anyway. 00:28:49
So that's my concern, as you know, anyway. 00:28:52
And more and more people around residents around Greeley, Evans and whoever else in the state in this northern area. 00:28:58
I know Greeley is attempting to do something. 00:29:09
And. 00:29:12
And I was at Greeley and I got out earlier, so I went to Evans 'cause I had something to do there as well, City Council. 00:29:14
And afterwards I talked to somebody from Evans. 00:29:23
No, I would just say in the city of Evans. 00:29:29
And we got. 00:29:31
Homelessness and all that. 00:29:34
But anyway, it's getting out of hand more and more. It's very serious and I wish not just you guys but everybody around here take 00:29:39
it seriously. And we do have some. 00:29:45
Resources. 00:29:53
And if we have to. 00:29:54
Do something in fast. 00:29:57
Also to I'm with a group called The World as Senior on Disabilities and we're still trying to work on having a nice conference for 00:29:59
the conference. 00:30:04
About the housing homeless. 00:30:09
And also too that we would invite speakers. And I'm the guy that we haven't got it all together yet. But I'm just saying this is 00:30:11
getting out of hand. Any worse #2 I don't know if I asked Commissioner James Last time I was here about the. 00:30:19
Employ meeting. 00:30:29
Of this month a March. Did you sum up for me for it was there was no one action items taken so to speak Steve it was all just the 00:30:33
usual reports and but it was just a very very uneventful meeting no action taken. OK thank you and. 00:30:42
And one other thing about we were speaking about. 00:30:53
Public comment. It's very important. It's our Constitution rights. 00:30:59
And I've this book called The Affair was papers are very interesting. 00:31:04
And one more I see. 00:31:10
That our government, not just. 00:31:13
Local. Our federal government is even getting way further away, including our Congress. 00:31:16
And we somehow and locally, if this the state, the county and the cities need to, I think they need to read that as well, the 00:31:22
Constitution. 00:31:27
Because it is. 00:31:32
We should have, even though it's your business meeting, but also it's the affairs of the county. 00:31:35
As well, and we should have a say into it because we pay a lot of taxes. 00:31:42
Taxi, taxi, Taxi. We should be able to communicate. 00:31:49
And and we're the ones that, according to our constitution, it's the people who are lost. We govern ourselves through 00:31:55
representation if we can't. 00:32:00
Have face to face conversation it is 3 minutes 5 minutes or whatever we should be able to have that and so I think that it it 00:32:04
needs to be put back on because the City Council will we still have public comment and and also the MPO and various other places 00:32:12
I've got. So I would like to back on and I would like to keep my vision of positive about the county commissioners even though we 00:32:20
disagree in certain areas. 00:32:28
Thank you. Thanks Mr. Teats. And if that's 927 last integer. 00:32:36
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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, 00:05:43
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:05:48
Good morning and welcome to today's regularly scheduled Board of Well County Commissioners meeting. Today is Wednesday, March 00:06:01
20th, 2024. It's 9:00 AM Roll call, please. 00:06:05
Mike Freeman, Scott James here. We're saying for free payback, Kevin Ross here. Let's the record reflect 5 out of five 00:06:09
commissioners are here today, Minutes approval of minutes, March 6th, 2024. 00:06:16
Motion by Commissioner Brock for approval minutes second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:06:24
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and minutes past five to zero. 00:06:28
Certification of Hearings Hearings conducted on March 6, 2024 Number one petition for vacation of a portion of County Road 41 00:06:36
between County Road 6 and four. BNSF Railway Company in Allen Agnew #10 USR 23-0039 Public Service Company of Colorado DBA Excel 00:06:43
Energy Company. 00:06:51
Move to certified years. Second motion by Commissioner Freeman for Certification of hearing Second by Commissioner James. Further 00:06:58
discussion. 00:07:02
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign and hearings are certified 5 to 0 amendments to 00:07:06
the agenda. Mr. Chair, I move to instate public comment. 00:07:12
There is a motion on the floor for reinstatement of public comment from commissioner saying second by Commissioner Buck. 00:07:20
And that is to, I guess, amend the agenda. 00:07:30
During the public comments section. 00:07:35
Any discussion on this? 00:07:38
Mr. James. Thank you, Mr. Chair. 00:07:43
I've done nothing but thought about this for the last week. 00:07:46
And have gone back and forth with myself in a principle. 00:07:50
I am, of all people on this Board of County Commissioners, has certainly taken full advantage of my pushed Amendment rights. 00:07:55
To make a statement. We are not statutorily bound to provide public comments in this meeting only on matters that are before us in 00:08:00
a legislative, quasi judicial manner. 00:08:05
But just because. 00:08:11
It's legal. Don't make it right. I've said that a lot through my my lifetime in public service. 00:08:13
I have sat as a planning commissioner, as a member of a town council, as a mayor and now as a second term county commissioner. 00:08:20
And have by and large seen an absolute lack of involvement in public comments. 00:08:27
Occasionally other from kind concerned citizens who come to me and talk to me about things that are not necessarily my purview. 00:08:33
But I do think of those folks when I represent this county on matters of transportation. 00:08:40
They're in the in the back of my head. 00:08:45
To make an analogy last night. 00:08:48
This morning actually at about 12:15. 00:08:52
House Bill 24/12/92 came out of committee on party line votes. 00:08:54
Extreme left. 00:09:00
Democrats Epps and Hernandez introduced a piece of legislation. 00:09:01
That more or less severely infringes our Second Amendment rights. 00:09:06
And a lot of us were there testifying that it was wrong. 00:09:12
And many of us will say, you know, I included, have a concealed carry permit signed by our sheriff. I am a responsible gun owner. 00:09:15
I responsibly exercise my Second Amendment rights. 00:09:21
And by and large, I am with the majority. By and large, we responsibly exercise our First Amendment rights. 00:09:28
And I can say that in my entire time as public, as a public servant, I've seen people respectfully do that. 00:09:36
Over the last couple of years, I've watched the political circus come to town. 00:09:44
It has been a misuse. 00:09:47
Of the 1st Amendment right, but it's not illegal. 00:09:49
And for the same principle that we. 00:09:52
Not deny people their Second Amendment right because the actions of a very, very, very small few we need. 00:09:55
Deny people the exercise of their First Amendment right, whether it's legally bound or not. 00:10:04
Because of the actions of a very very very small view. 00:10:09
So therefore, I will be supportive of the motion to amend this agenda. 00:10:13
And would ask that we put together a work session to talk about public comment as we move forward. 00:10:19
All right. The only comments that I would have Mr. James is the the conversation we had yesterday that you think it's much better 00:10:24
position to do town hall meetings and we're scheduled them now for every two weeks because it's a much more appropriate place to 00:10:31
have public comment than a three minute, 3 minute comments during our business meeting. And I agree with you on that and I support 00:10:39
you on that. That's why I don't think that it's necessary that we actually have those in our business meetings. 00:10:46
I agree. I don't think it has to be an either or thing. 00:10:54
Be an Ant thing. And that's just the position I've come to, Commissioner Franklin. 00:10:57
All right. Any other discussion on this matter? 00:11:04
All right. Hearing none, roll call vote please. 00:11:08
No. 00:11:13
I can't hear you. I'm sorry, No. Scott James. Yes. Roy saying Yes. Harry back. Yes, Kevin Ross. Yes. Let the record reflect that 00:11:16
the amendment to the agenda has passed 4:00 to 1:00. 00:11:22
Public comment will be reinstated. 00:11:31
Mr. James. 00:11:33
I believe that our charter says that a mask must pass by 2/3, meaning it must receive 4 positive votes. 00:11:35
And it did for the one. 00:11:41
Now give it 3:00 to 2:00. 00:11:44
I thought I said yes. Did you say yes? Yeah, so that would be for the one in my towns. You're a better counter than I am. 00:11:47
Mr. Chair, I moved to add a resolution to the agenda. I asked for this to be put on the agenda earlier, but to join the Douglas 00:11:56
County Commissioners in the lawsuit against Bill 191124 and Hospital 2311 Hundred, which basically handcuffs our Sheriff from 00:12:04
cooperating with ICE is central to this conversation about sanctuary counties. 00:12:11
Marriage that want to have standing in this. This is what Douglas County is also doing, is marriage have standing. They're asking 00:12:20
other web counties to join them in this lawsuit. I believe this is important because the answer we said yesterday that we will do 00:12:24
nothing is not leadership. 00:12:29
Asked for a yes vote to add this to the agenda. 00:12:34
I don't know where you're saying the commissioner said we would do nothing. I believe we had a work session regarding our 00:12:39
consideration of resolutions, proclamations or statements from the board yesterday and the board is continuing to work on that as 00:12:44
we come to some sort of agreement on what the board will put forth, Commissioner saying so I don't think that's accurate in your 00:12:50
statement at the board said or anywhere indicated they were doing nothing. There was a response. Illegals are dropped off. We will 00:12:56
do nothing. 00:13:02
That's in a public work session. 00:13:08
So the only way the motion on the floor from Commissioner saying to add this resolution from Douglas County to our agenda. 00:13:11
Do you have a comment, Mr. Freeman? The only thing that I was going to say is I I think it's I I will not be supporting this. Our 00:13:20
County Attorney says we do not have standing and it will be dismissed. And I don't think it makes sense to spend low county tax 00:13:25
member money on something that we know will not be successful. So I can't be supportive of this. 00:13:31
And I felt like the work session was good, but I don't think we had a end. 00:13:39
End all decision. I think it was something that we were going to pursue whether it was some form of a proclamation that we are not 00:13:46
the sanctuary. So I don't think this is again I I'm. 00:13:53
Given something that I. 00:14:01
Need to agree on, but we haven't discussed so I just. I can't go there. Well, I have asked what their work session with the 00:14:03
sheriff since that was the request by the four of you. So hopefully we'll get that scheduled soon Regarding this issue and the 00:14:09
sanctuary county issue. And I appreciate you reaching out to you have a motion on the floor. Is there a second? The second should 00:14:15
you're correct. Commissioner James thank you for correcting me. Is there a second on the floor to add this to the agenda? 00:14:22
OK, this motion dies with no second any other amendments to today's agenda? 00:14:29
All right. Approval of consent agenda. 00:14:35
Any other any evidence of promotion? Thank you. Motion by Commissioner James for approval of consent agenda. 00:14:39
Do I have a second? 00:14:46
Second motion by Commissioner Freeman for approval. Second by Commissioner Freeman on the approval. Any further discussion, All 00:14:48
those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same side. 00:14:53
General Wants item number one, General Ones March 19th, 2024. 00:15:00
Move to approve second motion to approve general warrants by Commissioner Freeman, seconded by Commissioner James. Any further 00:15:06
discussion? 00:15:10
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and general warrants carry 5 to 0. 00:15:15
Bids approved. Bid B 240-0052 N Jail Security Grid Replacement Facilities Department. Good morning, Tony. Good morning, Toby 00:15:25
Taylor with Purchasing has advertised This bid is for the security gear replacement in the North jail. 00:15:33
The low bid is from Drake Construction and meets specification. 00:15:41
Therefore, this facilities department is recommending the award to Drake Construction in the amount of $598,375. 00:15:44
Hi, is there any questions for Toby regarding? 00:15:55
Approval of Bid B 240-0524 Motion by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner Buck any further discussion. 00:15:58
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and they're D2. Twenty 4052 carries 5 to 0. 00:16:06
Item, excuse me, that takes us to new business. 00:16:16
Item number one Consider Contract ID 7889 Advertisement Agreement for Americors World County Youth Conservation Corps Recruitment 00:16:24
and authorized Chair to sign the City of Greeley. Good morning, Tim. Good morning Commissioners Tammy Grant, Deputy Director of 00:16:31
the Department of Human Services. This is an advertised agreement that is no cost included with the City of Greeley to advertise 00:16:38
for AmeriCorps and Weld County Conservation Corp program. 00:16:45
The term of this agreement is March 1st, 2024 through February 28th of 2025 and the request is approval of this agreement and 00:16:53
authorize the charter sign. 00:16:57
Any questions for Tammy? 00:17:04
2nd. 00:17:07
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval second by Commissioner Buck, is there any further discussion? 00:17:09
Hearing the novels in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign contract ID 7889 passes 5 to 0. 00:17:17
Item number two consider Contract ID 7901, Case Management Agency, CMA Service Agreement, Terms and Conditions, and Authorized 00:17:26
Chair to sign Roundup Fellowship. 00:17:30
This was originally approved by 5 out of five county commissioners on March 12th, 2024. The purpose of this agreement is to 00:17:37
support our case management agency which we assumed on March 1st, of 2024 and the request is to allow this term to begin March 1st 00:17:44
of 2024. It'll go through June 30th so that we can realign with our program years and then be extended upon written formal 00:17:52
agreement with both parties. The request is approval for the case management agency. 00:18:00
Agreement and authorize the Church. 00:18:08
Any questions for Tammy? 00:18:11
Commissioner say for approval of contract ID 79 OH 7901 second by Commissioner about further discussion. 00:18:14
And contract ID 7901 passes 5 to 0. I'm #3 consider contract ID 7928 Individual provider contract for purchase of Foster care 00:18:25
Services in a foster care Home, and authorized chair to sign Jerome and Willa Martin. 00:18:32
This was originally approved via press run by 5 out of five county commissioners. For agenda, this is a new kinship home and it is 00:18:40
located in Frederick, Co. The request is for this term from March 9th, 2024 through September 9th of 2024 to be approved and 00:18:46
authorized the charter sign. 00:18:53
Any questions for Tammy, who approved contract ID 7928 second? 00:19:02
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of contract ID 3928, Second by Commissioner saying further discussion. 00:19:06
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye all opposed. Same sign and contract. ID 7928 carries 5 to 0. 00:19:12
I'm #4 Consider Contract ID 7935, Individual Provider Contract for purchase of foster care services and a foster care Home, and 00:19:20
authorized Chair to sign Jerome Largos and Maria Rivera. 00:19:26
This was also originally reviewed via Pastoral on March 12, 2024 and approved by 5 out of five commissioners. This is a new 00:19:33
certified Posture Home located in Greeley and the approval for this contract. 00:19:39
Will include a term of March 15th of 2024 through March 15th, 2025 and the request is approval and authorize the Chair to sign. 00:19:47
Any questions for Timmy? 00:19:55
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval of contract ID 7935, second by Commissioner, about further discussion. 00:19:59
You've done all those in favor signify by saying aye, all opposed. Same sign. 00:20:05
And contract ID 7935 passes 5 to 0. Item number 5 consider contract ID 7898, task order contract amendment #7 for public health 00:20:09
emergency preparedness and response program and authorized share to sign and submit electronically. 00:20:16
Thank you Sir Jason Cheshire with the Health Department. This is an amendment to a long standing grant that finds several 00:20:25
employees for emergency public health emergency preparedness. 00:20:30
The amount is for $12,000. There was additional money made available by CDPHE. We submitted a request for additional $12,000 for 00:20:35
training purposes. So this amendment would provide that additional funding and allow our staff to take advantage of it through 00:20:42
training. This was submitted to the Board on the past round dated February 26th of this year and I recommend that the Board 00:20:48
approve contract Amendment #7 with CDPHE. 00:20:55
Awesome. Any questions? 00:21:03
Motion by Commissioner Freeman, second by Commissioner Bob for approval of contract, ID 7898. Further discussion. 00:21:06
None. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed Same sign and contract ID 7898 passes unanimously Item number six 00:21:13
Contract ID 7907 Regulatory online Training and testing agreement for Proctor and food safety certifications and authorized share 00:21:20
to sign State Food Safety Jason. 00:21:27
Thank you, Sir. This is a contract with state food safety. I just want to point out that's a private company. It's not a 00:21:34
governmental organization. They provide training. In this case, it's training for certified food protection managers. Change. An 00:21:40
upcoming change in state law is going to require that the individual in charge at all times for regulated food establishment be a 00:21:46
certified food protection manager. 00:21:52
That's going to create additional demand for this training. This contract would allow our department to act as a Proctor so 00:21:59
individuals that need that training can go online, take the class and come to our department to have the exam proctored. This is 00:22:06
an effort just to assist the regulated community and compliance. There's no funding associated with the agreement. It will take a 00:22:12
bit of staff time on our part and negligible amount of staff time. 00:22:19
But again, I think it's a good service to provide the regulated community to allow them to comply in an easier manner. This was 00:22:26
submitted to the board on a passed around February 29th of this year, and I recommend that the board approve this agreement with 00:22:32
state Food Safety. 00:22:37
Any questions for Jason? 00:22:44
Motion by Commissioner saying for approval of contract ID 7907, second by Commissioner, about further discussion. 00:22:46
And then all those in favor signify by saying aye aye, all opposed. Same sign contract ID 7907 passes 5 to 0. 00:22:53
Item number seven, consider Contract ID 7908 Authorization form for Certification of Access Managers, Medicare and Medicaid 00:23:02
Services, CMS and authorized Chair to sign Centers for Medicare Medicaid Jason. So this item we seek the boards the chair 00:23:09
signature on authorization form to allow our staff to. 00:23:17
Register medical providers. Those are our nurses nurse practitioners with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. This will allow us 00:23:26
to. 00:23:29
Bill, Medicare, Medicaid for allowable services, the limited amount of services that we provide. We're not expanding services 00:23:35
through this agreement. It just allows us to. 00:23:39
Capture or to bill for services providing of course those those receipts offset county funding, so. 00:23:45
Again, this agreement allows if the Chair is the more increase this agreement, it allows our staff to register our providers with 00:23:56
Medicare and Medicaid. This was submitted to the Board on the pass around dated February 22nd of this year and I recommend that 00:24:02
the Board approve Chair to sign this authorization form. 00:24:08
Excellent. Any questions for Jason? 00:24:15
Motion by Commissioner saying the approval of contract ID 7908 second by Commissioner about further discussion. 00:24:19
All right. Hearing none. All in favor. Signify by saying aye, all opposed. Same sign and contract. ID 7908 passes 5 to 0. Thank 00:24:24
you. Thank you, Jason. Can you send a contract ID 7946 renewal #2 up to the proposed proposal of insurance for unmanned Aircraft 00:24:31
systems drones and authorized chair to sign Arthur J Gallagher, Risk Management Services, LLC. Good morning, Michelle. Good 00:24:38
morning, commissioners. Michelle Raymer, Human resources. 00:24:45
We are requesting that the Commissioner Chair signed the authorization to bind this continuous drone coverage. 00:24:53
For the upcoming term. 00:25:01
Question. Yes, ma'am. So this is a company that specializes just in the ground insurance, yes. 00:25:04
The UAS title that he had just mentioned on the is the company that is the offers the insurance coverage. What an amazing 00:25:12
specialized world that is. I moved over. 00:25:18
Motion by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner James for approval. Any further discussion. 00:25:26
All right, hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye. All opposed. Save sign and contract ID 7946 passes 5 to 0. 00:25:31
Thanks, Michelle. 00:25:36
Item number 9 Consider temporary closure of County Road 72 between County Roads 31 and 33. Good morning, Amy. 00:25:42
Good morning, commissioners. Amy Machi, Public Works, presenting on behalf of Connell Resources and N Weld County Water District. 00:25:49
This is our final crossing. 00:25:54
For the containers of the Eaton water line. 00:26:00
For a 48 inch casing pipe. 00:26:03
They're asking this closure to begin on March 25th and go through April 1st. 00:26:06
Detour route is paved except for one mile gravel, which will be treated with water as needed for dust. 00:26:12
Any questions for Amy? 00:26:17
Move to proof second motion by Commissioner saying for approval of the temporary closure signed by Commissioner Buck for further 00:26:18
discussion. 00:26:22
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all opposed. Same sign and a temporary closure of County Road 72 00:26:25
between County roads 31 and 33 passes unanimously. This brings us to public comment. Does anybody have public comment this 00:26:31
morning? Mr. Teams, please go forward. 00:26:36
If you don't mind, just state your name and address for the record, Sir. 00:26:42
Mr. Keith, I'm so happy to see you. 00:26:52
What's that? So happy to see you. Yeah, I would have been here last week, but we had that a nice little. 00:26:54
Storm at my age and get little. 00:27:02
Trying to bring a wimp. 00:27:07
Anyway. 00:27:11
Yeah. Anyway, my name is Steve Teats. I'm in Greeley. 00:27:14
And. 00:27:17
I I try to make it as short as possible here. OK, I'd like to talk about first of all, what I saw on Sunday out after church. 00:27:20
One of the brothers took took me to where I need to go after church. 00:27:32
The way we went, we saw. 00:27:39
Three people walking down the street. 00:27:42
And they had a lot of, well, their belongings. 00:27:45
And they were homeless. And they aren't from this country. 00:27:50
And. 00:27:57
And we have resources that are in for our own very shallow and. 00:27:59
And also to that. 00:28:06
They're migrating from Denver. 00:28:09
And this you mentioned the sanctuary county or state? 00:28:13
I think we should and we can look at what's happening in Denver. We can California, Los Angeles, New York or whatever. 00:28:19
And I think the House bill, whatever you mentioned. 00:28:28
Something states gone. 00:28:33
Wacko. 00:28:36
Anyway, the person that was taking me made a comment too that. 00:28:39
We can't even take care of them and how can we take care of others? 00:28:45
So anyway. 00:28:49
So that's my concern, as you know, anyway. 00:28:52
And more and more people around residents around Greeley, Evans and whoever else in the state in this northern area. 00:28:58
I know Greeley is attempting to do something. 00:29:09
And. 00:29:12
And I was at Greeley and I got out earlier, so I went to Evans 'cause I had something to do there as well, City Council. 00:29:14
And afterwards I talked to somebody from Evans. 00:29:23
No, I would just say in the city of Evans. 00:29:29
And we got. 00:29:31
Homelessness and all that. 00:29:34
But anyway, it's getting out of hand more and more. It's very serious and I wish not just you guys but everybody around here take 00:29:39
it seriously. And we do have some. 00:29:45
Resources. 00:29:53
And if we have to. 00:29:54
Do something in fast. 00:29:57
Also to I'm with a group called The World as Senior on Disabilities and we're still trying to work on having a nice conference for 00:29:59
the conference. 00:30:04
About the housing homeless. 00:30:09
And also too that we would invite speakers. And I'm the guy that we haven't got it all together yet. But I'm just saying this is 00:30:11
getting out of hand. Any worse #2 I don't know if I asked Commissioner James Last time I was here about the. 00:30:19
Employ meeting. 00:30:29
Of this month a March. Did you sum up for me for it was there was no one action items taken so to speak Steve it was all just the 00:30:33
usual reports and but it was just a very very uneventful meeting no action taken. OK thank you and. 00:30:42
And one other thing about we were speaking about. 00:30:53
Public comment. It's very important. It's our Constitution rights. 00:30:59
And I've this book called The Affair was papers are very interesting. 00:31:04
And one more I see. 00:31:10
That our government, not just. 00:31:13
Local. Our federal government is even getting way further away, including our Congress. 00:31:16
And we somehow and locally, if this the state, the county and the cities need to, I think they need to read that as well, the 00:31:22
Constitution. 00:31:27
Because it is. 00:31:32
We should have, even though it's your business meeting, but also it's the affairs of the county. 00:31:35
As well, and we should have a say into it because we pay a lot of taxes. 00:31:42
Taxi, taxi, Taxi. We should be able to communicate. 00:31:49
And and we're the ones that, according to our constitution, it's the people who are lost. We govern ourselves through 00:31:55
representation if we can't. 00:32:00
Have face to face conversation it is 3 minutes 5 minutes or whatever we should be able to have that and so I think that it it 00:32:04
needs to be put back on because the City Council will we still have public comment and and also the MPO and various other places 00:32:12
I've got. So I would like to back on and I would like to keep my vision of positive about the county commissioners even though we 00:32:20
disagree in certain areas. 00:32:28
Thank you. Thanks Mr. Teats. And if that's 927 last integer. 00:32:36
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