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ROLL CALL

MINUTES

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA

PROCLAMATIONS: FOSTER CARE MONTH – MAY 2024

2) OLDER AMERICANS’ MONTH – MAY 2024

WARRANTS: GENERAL WARRANTS – APRIL 30, 2024

BIDS: APPROVE BID #B2400066, INFOBLOX MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

2) APPROVE BID #B2400067, CISCO MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3) APPROVE BID #B2400074, CLASSAGGREGATE BASE SUPPLY – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

4) PRESENT BID #B2400068, DELL MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT BEST AND FINAL OFFER (BAFO) – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

5) PRESENT BID #B2400075, GUARDICORE MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT – DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

6) PRESENT BID #B2400076, GREELEY SAND AND SALT SHED REPAIR – FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

7) PRESENT BID #B2400078, SOUTHWEST SERVICE CENTER STOREFRONT DOOR REPLACEMENT – FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

NEW BUSINESS: CONSIDER CERTIFICATION LETTERS IN SUPPORT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATE (SAVA) CENTER24 IMPROVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESPONSE (ICJR) PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR PRO-TEM TO SIGN

2) CONSIDER STANDARD FORM OF AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR CASE MANAGEMENT AGENCY (CMA) SUPPORTS INTENSITY SCALE (SIS) ASSESSMENTS, PROVIDER LIST, AND RATES, BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND VARIOUS PROVIDERS, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN AGREEMENTS CONSISTENT WITH SAID FORM

3) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8062 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR WELD COUNTY YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS SERVICES AT24 WELD COUNTY FAIR AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR PRO-TEM, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND WELD COUNTY FAIR BOARD TO SIGN

4) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8063 TWO-YEAR COUNTY PERSONNEL AND MERIT SYSTEM CERTIFICATION FOR WAGNER-PEYSER ACT FUNDED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR PRO-TEM, DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD TO SIGN

5) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8073 INDIVIDUAL PROVIDER CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF FOSTER CARE SERVICES IN A FOSTER CARE HOME AND AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR PRO-TEM TO SIGN – RHONDA JOHNSON

6) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8085 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CMP) WITH VARIOUS AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR PRO-TEM, DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENTS OF HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, AND CONTROLLER TO SIGN ELECTRONICALLY

7) CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR25/2026 MULTIMODAL PROJECT DISCRETIONARY GRANT (MPDG) PROGRAM AND MEGA GRANT PROGRAM, AND AUTHORIZE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS TO SIGN AND SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY

8) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #7982 SOLE SOURCE AGREEMENT FOR MATERIALS OR EQUIPMENT FOR DUST SUPPRESSANT AND ROAD STABILIZATION PRODUCTS, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR PRO-TEM TO SIGN – ENVIROTECH SERVICES, LLC

9) CONSIDER TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CR 77 BETWEEN CRS 100 AND 120

PUBLIC COMMENT

We stand for the Pledge Allegiance. 00:06:03
And to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:06:15
Good morning. It's Wednesday, May 1st at 9:00 Board of Commissioners hearing roll call please Houston Mike Freeman, Scott James. 00:06:27
All right, it is pretty slim up here. Three out of five commissioners are here. Approval of minutes of April 17th, 2024 Move to 00:06:41
approve. 00:06:46
It has been moved by commissioner saying second by commissioner Freedom Freeman all in favor, say aye aye, opposed say nay minutes 00:06:52
approved minutes to the agenda. 00:06:57
Madam Chair moved to remove the 15 minutes of trade vote for the public commentary. 00:07:04
All right, that motion fails on the second, no second approval of consent agenda. 00:07:12
Move to approve second. It's been moved by Commissioner Freeman Second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye aye opposed say 00:07:19
nay. Alright. The exciting part Proclamations Foster Care Month May 2024. Good morning, Jean. 00:07:27
Go ahead. Are you going to read the first one? Not yet. I will do that. 00:07:38
Foster Care Month, May 2024, Whereas we recognize and appreciate our dedicated Well County Foster and Kinship caregivers, child 00:07:43
welfare professionals and faith-based and community organizations who are building stronger communities and improving the lives of 00:07:51
children, youth and families by tirelessly providing advocacy, nurturing and unwavering care for our at risk. 00:07:59
Especially honoring and celebrating Foster and kinship parents and our dedicated child welfare professionals signed by our Board 00:09:22
of Commissioners. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Commissioners. Jamie, Oregon Department of Human Services, I want to thank you 00:09:29
very much for this proclamation today. This is always an important time for us and a great way for us to celebrate the foster 00:09:35
families, our community partners and as far as our staff at work. So tireless tirelessly is as was stated in the proclamation to 00:09:42
really. 00:09:48
Ensure that. 00:09:56
Our children in White County are growing up in safe and nurturing environments. I want to thank you and the rest of the board for 00:09:57
the proclamation and we have here. White County drastically reduced the number of children and youth and higher levels of care 00:10:03
over the past five years, which is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks to the hard, hard work of our staff. Foster parents 00:10:08
provide critical investments in the well-being, safety and sense of stability that is essential for children and youth when they 00:10:14
need it the most. 00:10:20
And in addition to caring for the children and youth in their home, many of our foster parents have become highly skilled in 00:10:26
supporting efforts towards reunification. We're very honored today to have two of our foster families here today that I would love 00:10:34
to introduce. And if you wouldn't mind standing up and when I introduce you and then I have a few words to to say about the good 00:10:41
work that you're doing. So let's start with Jim. We have Jim done here, but it's Jim and Gary who are our foster parents. 00:10:49
And they brought two of their adopted children, Sebastian and Janessa, here with us today. 00:10:57
And these are routes from Jaya Howard Hartwell regarding the Dunn family, the Dunn St. every child in their home like their own 00:11:08
child. The level of care, concern and affection that each child is shown is truly inspirational. The Dunns are supportive of 00:11:15
efforts to reunify parents and children and ensure that children are made available for visits, therapy and other services 00:11:21
designed to help reunify the parents and child. 00:11:28
Finally, the DUNS are consummate professionals who accommodate visits in their home by social workers, service providers and 00:11:35
guardian athletes, to name a few. I cannot recommend the Dunn family high enough for this recognition. Thank you so much, Jim. 00:11:43
We also Kristen Bershaw and Jody Kiefer here today. You would stand up. Thank you. 00:11:57
These are some words from our foster care coordinator, Michelle Cervantes about the Bershel Kiefer family. Kristen and Jody are 00:12:08
being recognized for their amazing efforts and commitment towards ongoing protection and continued efforts toward reunification 00:12:13
for the two boys in their care. 00:12:19
Jody and Kristen have demonstrated outstanding compassion, love and care for the two boys and have welcomed welcomed them into 00:12:25
their home for the past five years. While circumstances have rendered continued involvement of DHS child welfare in the lives of 00:12:31
these young men, Jody and Kristen continue to show consistency and commitment to the boys and have taken on the role of parental 00:12:37
figures and protectors. Kristen and Jody are amazing parents to their two children, great educators and overall supporters to the 00:12:43
people around them. 00:12:49
Thank you so much. 00:12:56
And lastly, I would like to introduce some of our staff and community partners that are here to celebrate this proclamation. So 00:13:01
please stand up when I call your name. 00:13:06
From DHS, we have Christy Deanda. 00:13:12
John, Karen. Are of my own is Kelly Cross, Julie Rudley, Melissa Gilliam. 00:13:16
Michelle Cervantes. 00:13:25
Jamie Irwin. 00:13:27
Nicole is the closure. Yeah, Nicole, stand on it and Tammy Grits. And did I forget any of our staff members? 00:13:30
OK. Thank you so much. Congratulations. 00:13:42
And then our community partners from Northern Colorado, Youth for Christ, we have Megan Packard. 00:13:49
Dr. Sweper. 00:13:58
They were all there. 00:14:00
Isabelle Nathaniel Ross. 00:14:03
Ruthie Roth from Foster Source Love Renee Bernard. And I think Renee might have a few guests here with her today. And then we also 00:14:06
have Jesse Rocky from Faster Source. Thank you so much for the. 00:14:14
So I'm sure we have Commissioner comments, Commissioner saying I just really love the fact that the goal is to wrap the rub around 00:14:26
the entire community. And and I know your goal, your number one goal is reunification with the birth parents and. But in the 00:14:32
meantime we're showing those kids love them in a good stable environment and you know taking on our most vulnerable children when 00:14:38
they are in some of these situations that are just devastating to hear about and doing that at the last minute, sometimes at 00:14:44
midnight. 00:14:50
Sometimes these kids come with absolutely nothing. And so I just wanted to tell all of you that the community really supports you. 00:14:56
We are working to get churches to wrap around you with services and whatever that you need. It's just that important to swim 00:15:03
upstream to where the brokenness is, meet it there and do whatever we can to make sure those kids stay in a stable, loving home 00:15:09
and support those foster families through some very difficult times as they tend that child 24/7. So I just want to thank you all 00:15:16
so very much. 00:15:22
Well, I agree with everything that's been said. And I'll never forget 3 1/2 years ago I got to be apart with a caseworker to go 00:16:02
out and see a family being put whole. They had gone through all the rigmarole. It touched my heart so much. So I want to thank the 00:16:09
foster families that are here. I want to thank the staff. You do an amazing job. We are so grateful and so proud of all of you. So 00:16:16
thank you. Thank you. 00:16:23
Can we have everyone come up there? OK, please everyone that I announced, come up and let's do a picture. 00:16:32
You know what? 00:16:41
She goes everything, yes. 00:16:57
A little bit more guys. I'm going to have to have some people in front as well. 00:17:12
Stand in front of me. 00:17:16
And guys a little bit more. 00:17:22
All right, everybody ready, 123. 00:17:31
Thank you. 00:17:39
Thank you. 00:17:40
Well, I have to say, being the oldest Commissioner, I am delighted to read our next proclamation. 00:18:14
So Proclamation of the Americans Month, May 2024, whereas May is older Americans Month, a time for us to recognize and honor Weld 00:18:23
Counties, older adults and their immense influence on every facet of American Society. And whereas through their wealth of life, 00:18:31
experience and wisdom, Older adults guide our younger generations and carry for forward abundant cultural and historical knowledge 00:18:38
and whereas older Americans improve our communities through intergenerational. 00:18:46
Relationships, community service, civic engagement, and other activities. 00:18:53
And whereas communities benefit when people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds have the opportunity to participate and live 00:18:58
independently. And whereas Will County Area Agency on Aging must ensure that older Americans have the resources and support needed 00:19:05
to stay involved in their communities, reflecting our commitment to inclusivity and connectedness. Now, therefore, be it 00:19:13
proclaimed by the Board of Well County Commissioners that May 2024 be known as Older Americans Month. 00:19:20
This year's theme, Powered by Connection, emphasizes the profound impact of meaningful interactions and social connections on 00:19:28
well-being and health of older adults in our community. We call upon all residents to join us in recognizing the contribution of 00:19:35
our older citizens and promoting programs and activities that foster connection, inclusion and support for older adults. Signed by 00:19:41
all county commissioners. Good morning, Tammy. Good morning, commissioners. Thank you. Tammy Grant, Deputy Director of the 00:19:47
Department of Human Services. 00:19:53
I echo Jamies earlier settlements. We appreciate your time on this morning and our opportunity to showcase some of the great work 00:20:00
that is happening within the area agency on aging in the Department of Human Services and also a lot of our community partners and 00:20:07
trusted AAA board advisory members, so. 00:20:14
One of the things that we wanted to highlight today is that this act, actually the Older Americans Act, was passed in 1965. 00:20:23
And a fun fact about that is it is 2 weeks older than both Medicare and Medicaid. So that puts things into perspective there. This 00:20:31
year's theme is powered by connection, focusing on profound impact at meaningful connections have on the well-being and health of 00:20:39
our older Americans. A relationship underscored by the US Surgeon Surgeon General's advisory on the healing effects of social 00:20:46
connection and community ensuring that older adults have remained involved and connected with communities for as long as possible. 00:20:54
Benefit People of All ages. The Area Agency and Aging recognizes the role that connectedness plays in the lives of older adults 00:21:02
and strives to help with loneliness and social isolation situations. We are fortunate to have strong community partnerships 00:21:10
volunteers that give so much to support our older adults in our community and a special thanks to our Advisory Board, A Friendly 00:21:18
Fort and World Aging Well volunteers are partners with 60 Plus Riot, Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, Colorado Legal Services. 00:21:25
And N Range behavioral health peer counseling program. And those really can go on and on. We celebrate older adults in the 00:21:33
connection that they bring to our communities and appreciate you all for being here today. So I'd like to also recognize everybody 00:21:40
who's in the audience today. Kelly Morrison. 00:21:46
This starts with our internal team, Joe Collaboque. 00:21:54
Please stand. 00:21:58
Don Simmons, Meredith Skoglund, Reagan Maldonado. 00:22:01
John McIntosh, Veronica Paxton, Desiree Rodriguez, Monica Wickstrom, Linda Medina. 00:22:07
Meghan McLaren's. 00:22:17
Anissa Gonzalez. 00:22:20
In Mary Briscoe. 00:22:23
And then we have some of our partners and board members here also, Nancy Hefner, Teresa Shutner. 00:22:26
Jamie Shepherd. 00:22:34
Here and Sanchez, Ramyung and Curry. Michelle Dyer and Anita Kearns Hout. And, of course, Jamie Olive. 00:22:36
Well, I'm sure we have some words from the Commissioners Commissioner saying yes, thank you Madam Chair, and I would love to say 00:22:56
that this is one of the best months and I love these back-to-back. We're going from the full spectrum to children to adults and. 00:23:04
Are we? We talk about history, but they've actually lived it. And talking to some of our older generation, it's amazing the 00:23:14
stories they tell. And we truly stand on your shoulders. 00:23:20
With all the things that you have done in the time before us, so we should be eternally grateful for our elders and for the 00:23:26
contributions they've made to society and and getting us to the place where we're at now. And it's incumbent upon us to carry that 00:23:33
torch forward and not only honor them, but honor their legacy as well. So thank you so much for this proclamation. 00:23:41
All right, Commissioner Freeman, yeah, I would agree with what Commissioner saying said. And also, you know what is old, What does 00:23:49
that mean? I mean? 00:23:52
Like I see her sitting back there, you know with with our senior centers that we have both went up in my area all piercing none. 00:24:31
All three have senior centers and they are very active in the communities and it's great to see that they continue to be a major 00:24:38
part contributing part of of you know the community up there. So thank you for what you guys do. Thank you to the staff for being 00:24:44
able to provide whatever support you can for older Americans. Thank you. 00:24:50
I want to thank the staff also for doing such a great job of providing such wonderful support in the communities with the senior 00:24:58
fork and all. But I want to thank the board that's here. It's good to see everybody this morning. I am an old soul and so I enjoy 00:25:04
that board. It's always lively, always informative, always got something going. 00:25:11
I personally live in a senior type of home 62 and older and I just cherish that age because there is a wealth of knowledge. You 00:25:18
always are learning something from them. So I am so grateful that you're here today and thank you Tammy for bringing this 00:25:23
proclamation. 00:25:29
Thank you. All right. Photo time. Yes. All right. 00:25:36
I don't. 00:26:20
If we could squeeze in just a little bit. 00:26:25
Confirmation. 00:26:32
Right there. 00:26:35
123. 00:26:36
Yes. 00:26:42
Thank you. 00:26:45
All right, that was fun. 00:27:09
OK, let's go to words General words April 30th, 2024. Good to prove it's been moved by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner 00:27:12
Freeman. All in favor, say aye. Aye. Opposed. Say nay, General ones are approved. Let's go to bids. Good morning, Toby. 00:27:19
Approved Bid B 24,066 Info Block Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology. 00:27:27
Good morning, Toby Taylor with purchasing. 00:27:36
Five bids were received ranging from $74,823.44 to $255,467. The information technology staff have reviewed those bid responses 00:27:39
and Zabaro Ink out of Denver proposed the lowest cost solution at $74,823.44 and meet specifications. Therefore, the 00:27:48
recommendation is towards League. 00:27:58
Question from the board, Madam Chair, Just want to say a great job on these two beds, so. 00:28:08
It's been moved by Commissioner Shane second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, say Aye Aye opposed Say nay #2 Approved Bid B 00:28:14
24,067 Cisco Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology. Three bids were received ranging from $193,743.73 to 00:28:22
$311,227.48. 00:28:31
The information technology staff have reviewed those responses and Zabaro Inc out of Denver proposes the lowest cost solution at 00:28:39
$193,743.73 and meet specifications. Therefore the recommendation is to work as of our week. OK Any questions from the board move 00:28:47
to approve second it's been moved by commissioner Freeman second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye, opposed say nay that 00:28:54
bid is approved #3. 00:29:01
Approved Bid B 24,074 Class 6 Aggregate based Supply Department of Public Works. 00:29:09
The classics material was bid and the low bidder is Holsium out of Weld County and they their price is $12.00 per ton from their 00:29:16
Greeley plant and the anticipated usage is 44 tons to stay within the budget that has been allocated for this year. OK, any 00:29:23
questions of the board of the approved second it's been moved by Commissioner Shane, second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, 00:29:31
say aye opposed say nay #4. Present BB 24,068 Dell maintenance and support. Best and final offer. Department of Information 00:29:38
Technology. 00:29:46
3 vendors have replied to the solicitation. The Department of Information Technology are reviewing those replies and anticipates 00:29:54
bringing a approval to the board on May 15th, 2024. OK Any questions the Board. 00:30:00
Five present B&B 24,075 Gordon. 00:30:08
Guardia I Core Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology 3 vendors have replied to the solicitation. The 00:30:13
Department of Information Technology is reviewing those replies and anticipates bringing your recommendation to the Board on May 00:30:19
15th, 2024. Any questions of the Board? 00:30:25
Right number six Present Fed B 24,076 Greeley Sand and Salt Shed Repair Facilities Department 3 vendors have replied to the 00:30:32
solicitation. The Facilities Department are reviewing those replies and anticipates bringing your recommendation to the Board on 00:30:38
May 15th, 2024. 00:30:44
And questions of the board. All right, #7 present did 20 B, 24,078 SW service center, storefront door replacement facilities 00:30:51
department 2 vendors have replied to this solicitation. The facilities department is reviewing those replies and anticipates 00:30:58
bringing recommendation to the board on May 15th, 2024. All right, any questions? Thank you, Toby. Thank you. All right, let's go 00:31:04
to new business. 00:31:10
It is no secret, and I talked about this before, that my wife was the victim of a sexual assault when she was in college. 00:31:54
Her attacker was arrested, prosecuted, convicted and serving a Department of Corrections sentence. 00:31:59
Recently we have started having to endure parole hearings for her attacker and and what it looks like is this. Out of the blue. 00:32:04
One day she receives an e-mail from the Department of Corrections to say that your offender is up for parole consideration in the 00:32:09
month of September. 00:32:14
No date, no time, No other guidance from DOC Victim Services. 00:32:20
That causes panic in victims. 00:32:25
We have seen this e-mail now in our household about a dozen times. We have gone to four parole hearings. At the most recent parole 00:32:28
hearing was she attended virtually along with some of her support, myself, Rob Miller. It dawned on me that my wife is lucky she 00:32:34
has a support system that she can pick up the phone and call or look over at the across the dinner table and say what does this 00:32:41
mean? What does this e-mail mean? What does this. 00:32:47
What is it? What do I have to do? 00:32:54
The vast majority of our victims don't have that support system where somewhat could call, Rob Miller can call the victim advocate 00:32:57
and ask for these kinds of questions and particularly when we're talking about Spanish speaking victims, victims who don't have 00:33:03
regular contact with district attorneys offices with victim advocate centers. That's a massive problem, a massive hole that the 00:33:08
Department of Corrections has created. 00:33:14
Hello. Thank you so much for having me this morning. So yes, exactly really what was said. This is a gap that we have also seen. 00:34:01
Victim services are often funded at the early stages, the crisis and the pretrial. Basically once education or conviction has 00:34:08
happened, the support is no longer available to victims and it is often the most confusing and most difficult part to navigate is 00:34:15
the post conviction process. Most people do not have a general understanding of the criminal justice system and so then to have to 00:34:23
navigate these emails from probation movements or even internal movements if. 00:34:31
And often what we're seeing is folks are not signing up to be notified for these things. So offenders then don't really have 00:35:11
anyone that is showing up to defend the victim side in these situations. And so my hope with what we're proposing is we are 00:35:17
creating a post conviction. 00:35:23
Program project. This grant also includes Priya, which we are already. We already have that position. This would just be moving 00:35:31
that position into a new grant. But the post conviction is the new piece of this. It would be to hire both an adult and a youth 00:35:35
post conviction specialist. 00:35:40
This is simply a letter of support, and I think there are three letters to support. I know Bruce has taken a look at them. I took 00:36:17
a look at them. The ironic thing is they probably should be signed by me or by law enforcement head. But the OVW grant says that 00:36:22
specifically, district attorneys are not chief executive officers for purposes of this letter of support. And so we need your 00:36:26
support. 00:36:30
So the last thing that I will offer is is twofold. One is I wrote a letter of support to Amanda for her grant and what I have 00:36:36
committed our office doing is helping with the program by way of training, by way of support, by way of education. 00:36:42
But again, I'm happy to answer any questions. But I think this is a wonderful idea by Amanda and her staff, and I would sincerely 00:36:49
ask for your support on this project and this grant. Appreciate that. All right, any questions move to approve. 00:36:55
Our second batch and just want to say thank you for your good work on this and there was a discrepancy in funding for what we 00:37:02
approved. There are some project at your full funding last week as well. 00:37:07
All right. It has been moved by Commercial Freeman. Second by Commissioner Shane. All in favor. Say aye, aye, that motion is 00:37:13
approved. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for coming. Appreciate it. All right, #2, consider standards form of agreement 00:37:20
for professional services for case management agency, CMA, support intensity, scale, SIS assessment provider list and rates 00:37:28
between the Department of Human Services and various providers and authorized chair to sign agreements. 00:37:35
Consistent with said that. 00:37:43
Good morning. Thank you. Jamie. Oregon Department of Human Services. This agreement would offer the support intensity scale which 00:37:46
we call the sys assessment to clients that are engaged with our case management agency. This is a agreement template and we also 00:37:53
have a vendor list included in our request this morning is approval. All right, any questions of the board moved approve second 00:38:00
it's been moved by commissioner saying second by Commissioner Freeman all in favor say aye, opposed say nay. 00:38:07
Right, #3 consider contract ID 8062 Memorandum of Understanding for Weld County Youth Conservation Corp Services of 2024 Well 00:38:15
County Fair and authorized Chair, Department of Human Services and Well County Fair Board to sign. Thank you. This would allow our 00:38:23
Youth Core to help with livestock setup and livestock tear down services at the World County Fair July 20th through July 28th. And 00:38:31
our request this morning is approval of the MOU. That's great. 00:38:39
Move to approve Any questions? No. It's been moved by commissioner Freeman. Second by commissioner saying all in favor, say aye. 00:38:48
Aye. Opposed. Say Nay. Very good. All right. Consider contract ID 80632, York County personnel and merit system certification for 00:38:54
Wagner, PISER ART Act, funded employment services and authorized chair and Department of Human Services and Workforce Development 00:39:01
Board to sign. Thank you. This is this. 00:39:08
Agreement. 00:39:17
That we are operating at the Wagner Kaiser program with our Merit staff to be in compliance with Senate Bill 23-233. So this is a 00:39:18
2 year county personnel and merit system certification and we request approval this morning. All right. Any questions on board? 00:39:27
Move to approve. Move by commissioner Freeman. Second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye, opposed. Say nay. 00:39:36
That is approved #5. Consider contract ID 8073. Individual provider contract for purchase of foster care services in the foster 00:39:43
care home and authorized the chair design Rhonda Johnson. Thank you. This is a new foster care provider in Albuquerque, NM and our 00:39:51
request is approval of the contract. All right. Any questions of the board move to approve second it's been moved by commissioner 00:39:58
saying second by commissioner Freeman. All in favor say aye, opposed say nay that contract is approved. 00:40:05
That contract is approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:40:46
#7 Consider application 20252026 Multimodal project, discretionary grant MPG program and Mega grant program, and authorized 00:40:49
Department of Public Works to sign and submit electronically. Good morning, Elizabeth Morning, Commissioners. Elizabeth Rosford 00:40:57
Planning requesting your approval this morning to submit or try to obtain federal discretionary funding under the 202526 00:41:05
Multimodal Project discretionary Grant opportunity. 00:41:13
Also called MPDG for Weld County's. As the applicant for the Inter Interchange of I-76 and Weld County Road 8, this would be to 00:41:21
construct a new interchange further north of the existing one and connect it to the mainline I-76. It doesn't currently connect 00:41:27
right now. 00:41:33
As well as build new structures over the BNSF Railway, BNSF and this is a partnership application obviously with BNSF and C dot, 00:41:40
BNSF would contribute $36 million in private matching funds towards the $180 million estimated project cost for this new 00:41:48
interchange. So the federal request is for $144 million. The grant is due on May 6th, which is Monday. And so we would just ask 00:41:56
for your approval to authorize me to submit that on behalf of the county. 00:42:03
OK. I don't think we open this up at all. No. OK. Any questions of the board? 00:42:12
Move to approve. It has been moved by Commissioner Freeman, second by Commissioner same. All in favor, say aye. Aye. Thank you. 00:42:18
Thank you. Good luck #8 Consider contract ID 7982 Sole source agreement for materials of equipment for dust suppressant and Rd. 00:42:26
stabilization products and authorized Share Design and Biotech Services LLC. Good morning. Toby Taylor with Purchasing Public 00:42:33
Works desires to purchase products called Base Bind and Durabland for dust mitigation program due to their effectiveness over the 00:42:40
past several years. 00:42:47
A request for evaluating the Sole source was initiated to the Purchasing Division during the evaluation of Viral Tech Services was 00:42:54
revealed as the only provider due to them owning the only patent for these products. Therefore, the recommendation is to prove the 00:43:01
Sole Source request in accordance with Section 5-4-90 of the Weld County Code. Purchasing will maintain a copy of the 00:43:07
justification and the approval of the Sole Source for future acquisitions. In addition, this year's purchase for the products has 00:43:14
been quoted at $451,500. 00:43:20
Therefore, the additional request for today is to prove this year's contract for purchasing the sole source products. All right, 00:43:27
Any questions of the board? 2nd, it's been moved by commissioner saying second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, say aye, 00:43:32
opposed, say nay. Thank you, Toby again. 00:43:37
#9 Consider temporary closure of County Road 77 between County Roads 100 and 120. Good morning Amy, Good morning Commissioners Amy 00:43:44
Mosey Public Works Public Works is requesting those closure to begin on May 20th and this will go through October 18th with a 00:43:51
temporary opening of between June 14th and June 16th to allow traffic for attendance of the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo in 00:43:59
Grover. 00:44:07
This is phase two of the County Road 77 improvements. 00:44:15
It's going to include bridgework, covert upgrades and Rd. reconstruction throughout that phase and section. The main detour routes 00:44:19
are State Highway 14, County Road 105 and County Road 390. These are also acceptable truck routes, side roads within. 00:44:27
The gravel roadways within the section. These will be posted for local access to try and limit the amount of traffic coming 00:44:38
through those sections on local gravel roadways. 00:44:43
Doing as little as we can to impact what you know what goes on up in in that area of the county. So thank you Public Works and 00:45:25
with that I'd make a motion to approve. 00:45:29
Second, it has been moved by Commissioner Freeman. Second by Commissioner saying all in favor, say aye aye, opposed. Say nay, that 00:45:34
passes. Thank you, Amy. 00:45:38
The board will not accept comments regarding matters which are not scheduled to be considered. 00:46:16
That which are scheduled to be considered at a future public hearing such as land use hearing. In that event, the speaker will be 00:46:22
asked to give the their testimony in the appropriate public hearing either in person or in writing. Persons who wish to submit 00:46:29
written comments to any topics may be do so at anytime by emailing public comment at weld.gov by mailing such a comments Will 00:46:36
County Clerk to the Board PO Box 758 or 11:50 Zero St. O Street. 00:46:44
Greeley, Co, 80632. By emailing also by to CTD at Weld Gov or by visiting 1150 O Street. 00:46:52
Colorado 80631 Anybody here that would like to speak? 00:47:01
Oh, good morning then. 00:47:07
Just say your name and your address please. I will. 00:47:13
My name is Lynn Towson. I live at 2161. 00:47:18
40 44th Ave. in Greeley, Co. 00:47:22
And obviously most resident of Well County, and this is a request, this is impromptu, but I thought I'd bring it out to you. It's 00:47:25
going to be We teach the Constitution. 00:47:31
And really feel LED that this needs to be something that happens all over. 00:47:38
The country. 00:47:44
And I'm a coach for Patriot Academy, and currently we're doing it to a group of GOP people at a church. We've got another group 00:47:45
coming up, but I just think it needs to be opened up to everybody in the county. So my question to you, commissioners, is to 00:47:52
consider if you would use your facility to make this happen in that big room back there for people in the county to have an 00:47:59
education on our constitution if we don't know what's going on. 00:48:06
Which is happening all over the place. The people are going, wow, I had no idea that this was not OK to do so that that would be 00:48:14
something you would consider. I would really appreciate that. 00:48:20
Absolutely, because it's powerful. And the other night we had a meeting. It was on Congress. It's called constitutional law. You 00:48:27
can look it up under Patrick Patriot Academy. 00:48:32
And the look on the people's face there, there is so much discussion they couldn't believe it. So I also encourage anybody running 00:48:38
for any position for the primary, the general election that they are vetted and have taken this Class A class on the Constitution, 00:48:45
happy this one, but that they know because our Constitution is being shredded as we speak and you're probably already knew that. 00:48:52
Anyway thank you. I appreciate the support what you're doing. 00:49:00
That's phenomenal. Thank you. 00:49:09
I just want to ask like what day of the week and what time it would either be, you know, whatever to work. I've got a class going 00:49:10
in on Tuesdays, the end of June and all of July. So that would be that little window. I think sooner than later. I can do Monday, 00:49:18
Tuesday, Thursday, OK, OK, OK, alright. And that would be 6:30 to 8:30, no cost. The only cost is the cost of the workbook and 00:49:26
that's $20.00 right now. OK. I think somehow how we get it out to everybody in the county. 00:49:34
It's something to think about. Yes, ma'am. Thank you. Appreciate you. Thank you. Any other public comment? 00:49:42
All right. This meeting is adjourned. Thank you for everybody. 00:49:51
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We stand for the Pledge Allegiance. 00:06:03
And to the Republic for which it stands one nation under God, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:06:15
Good morning. It's Wednesday, May 1st at 9:00 Board of Commissioners hearing roll call please Houston Mike Freeman, Scott James. 00:06:27
All right, it is pretty slim up here. Three out of five commissioners are here. Approval of minutes of April 17th, 2024 Move to 00:06:41
approve. 00:06:46
It has been moved by commissioner saying second by commissioner Freedom Freeman all in favor, say aye aye, opposed say nay minutes 00:06:52
approved minutes to the agenda. 00:06:57
Madam Chair moved to remove the 15 minutes of trade vote for the public commentary. 00:07:04
All right, that motion fails on the second, no second approval of consent agenda. 00:07:12
Move to approve second. It's been moved by Commissioner Freeman Second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye aye opposed say 00:07:19
nay. Alright. The exciting part Proclamations Foster Care Month May 2024. Good morning, Jean. 00:07:27
Go ahead. Are you going to read the first one? Not yet. I will do that. 00:07:38
Foster Care Month, May 2024, Whereas we recognize and appreciate our dedicated Well County Foster and Kinship caregivers, child 00:07:43
welfare professionals and faith-based and community organizations who are building stronger communities and improving the lives of 00:07:51
children, youth and families by tirelessly providing advocacy, nurturing and unwavering care for our at risk. 00:07:59
Especially honoring and celebrating Foster and kinship parents and our dedicated child welfare professionals signed by our Board 00:09:22
of Commissioners. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Commissioners. Jamie, Oregon Department of Human Services, I want to thank you 00:09:29
very much for this proclamation today. This is always an important time for us and a great way for us to celebrate the foster 00:09:35
families, our community partners and as far as our staff at work. So tireless tirelessly is as was stated in the proclamation to 00:09:42
really. 00:09:48
Ensure that. 00:09:56
Our children in White County are growing up in safe and nurturing environments. I want to thank you and the rest of the board for 00:09:57
the proclamation and we have here. White County drastically reduced the number of children and youth and higher levels of care 00:10:03
over the past five years, which is a tremendous accomplishment and speaks to the hard, hard work of our staff. Foster parents 00:10:08
provide critical investments in the well-being, safety and sense of stability that is essential for children and youth when they 00:10:14
need it the most. 00:10:20
And in addition to caring for the children and youth in their home, many of our foster parents have become highly skilled in 00:10:26
supporting efforts towards reunification. We're very honored today to have two of our foster families here today that I would love 00:10:34
to introduce. And if you wouldn't mind standing up and when I introduce you and then I have a few words to to say about the good 00:10:41
work that you're doing. So let's start with Jim. We have Jim done here, but it's Jim and Gary who are our foster parents. 00:10:49
And they brought two of their adopted children, Sebastian and Janessa, here with us today. 00:10:57
And these are routes from Jaya Howard Hartwell regarding the Dunn family, the Dunn St. every child in their home like their own 00:11:08
child. The level of care, concern and affection that each child is shown is truly inspirational. The Dunns are supportive of 00:11:15
efforts to reunify parents and children and ensure that children are made available for visits, therapy and other services 00:11:21
designed to help reunify the parents and child. 00:11:28
Finally, the DUNS are consummate professionals who accommodate visits in their home by social workers, service providers and 00:11:35
guardian athletes, to name a few. I cannot recommend the Dunn family high enough for this recognition. Thank you so much, Jim. 00:11:43
We also Kristen Bershaw and Jody Kiefer here today. You would stand up. Thank you. 00:11:57
These are some words from our foster care coordinator, Michelle Cervantes about the Bershel Kiefer family. Kristen and Jody are 00:12:08
being recognized for their amazing efforts and commitment towards ongoing protection and continued efforts toward reunification 00:12:13
for the two boys in their care. 00:12:19
Jody and Kristen have demonstrated outstanding compassion, love and care for the two boys and have welcomed welcomed them into 00:12:25
their home for the past five years. While circumstances have rendered continued involvement of DHS child welfare in the lives of 00:12:31
these young men, Jody and Kristen continue to show consistency and commitment to the boys and have taken on the role of parental 00:12:37
figures and protectors. Kristen and Jody are amazing parents to their two children, great educators and overall supporters to the 00:12:43
people around them. 00:12:49
Thank you so much. 00:12:56
And lastly, I would like to introduce some of our staff and community partners that are here to celebrate this proclamation. So 00:13:01
please stand up when I call your name. 00:13:06
From DHS, we have Christy Deanda. 00:13:12
John, Karen. Are of my own is Kelly Cross, Julie Rudley, Melissa Gilliam. 00:13:16
Michelle Cervantes. 00:13:25
Jamie Irwin. 00:13:27
Nicole is the closure. Yeah, Nicole, stand on it and Tammy Grits. And did I forget any of our staff members? 00:13:30
OK. Thank you so much. Congratulations. 00:13:42
And then our community partners from Northern Colorado, Youth for Christ, we have Megan Packard. 00:13:49
Dr. Sweper. 00:13:58
They were all there. 00:14:00
Isabelle Nathaniel Ross. 00:14:03
Ruthie Roth from Foster Source Love Renee Bernard. And I think Renee might have a few guests here with her today. And then we also 00:14:06
have Jesse Rocky from Faster Source. Thank you so much for the. 00:14:14
So I'm sure we have Commissioner comments, Commissioner saying I just really love the fact that the goal is to wrap the rub around 00:14:26
the entire community. And and I know your goal, your number one goal is reunification with the birth parents and. But in the 00:14:32
meantime we're showing those kids love them in a good stable environment and you know taking on our most vulnerable children when 00:14:38
they are in some of these situations that are just devastating to hear about and doing that at the last minute, sometimes at 00:14:44
midnight. 00:14:50
Sometimes these kids come with absolutely nothing. And so I just wanted to tell all of you that the community really supports you. 00:14:56
We are working to get churches to wrap around you with services and whatever that you need. It's just that important to swim 00:15:03
upstream to where the brokenness is, meet it there and do whatever we can to make sure those kids stay in a stable, loving home 00:15:09
and support those foster families through some very difficult times as they tend that child 24/7. So I just want to thank you all 00:15:16
so very much. 00:15:22
Well, I agree with everything that's been said. And I'll never forget 3 1/2 years ago I got to be apart with a caseworker to go 00:16:02
out and see a family being put whole. They had gone through all the rigmarole. It touched my heart so much. So I want to thank the 00:16:09
foster families that are here. I want to thank the staff. You do an amazing job. We are so grateful and so proud of all of you. So 00:16:16
thank you. Thank you. 00:16:23
Can we have everyone come up there? OK, please everyone that I announced, come up and let's do a picture. 00:16:32
You know what? 00:16:41
She goes everything, yes. 00:16:57
A little bit more guys. I'm going to have to have some people in front as well. 00:17:12
Stand in front of me. 00:17:16
And guys a little bit more. 00:17:22
All right, everybody ready, 123. 00:17:31
Thank you. 00:17:39
Thank you. 00:17:40
Well, I have to say, being the oldest Commissioner, I am delighted to read our next proclamation. 00:18:14
So Proclamation of the Americans Month, May 2024, whereas May is older Americans Month, a time for us to recognize and honor Weld 00:18:23
Counties, older adults and their immense influence on every facet of American Society. And whereas through their wealth of life, 00:18:31
experience and wisdom, Older adults guide our younger generations and carry for forward abundant cultural and historical knowledge 00:18:38
and whereas older Americans improve our communities through intergenerational. 00:18:46
Relationships, community service, civic engagement, and other activities. 00:18:53
And whereas communities benefit when people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds have the opportunity to participate and live 00:18:58
independently. And whereas Will County Area Agency on Aging must ensure that older Americans have the resources and support needed 00:19:05
to stay involved in their communities, reflecting our commitment to inclusivity and connectedness. Now, therefore, be it 00:19:13
proclaimed by the Board of Well County Commissioners that May 2024 be known as Older Americans Month. 00:19:20
This year's theme, Powered by Connection, emphasizes the profound impact of meaningful interactions and social connections on 00:19:28
well-being and health of older adults in our community. We call upon all residents to join us in recognizing the contribution of 00:19:35
our older citizens and promoting programs and activities that foster connection, inclusion and support for older adults. Signed by 00:19:41
all county commissioners. Good morning, Tammy. Good morning, commissioners. Thank you. Tammy Grant, Deputy Director of the 00:19:47
Department of Human Services. 00:19:53
I echo Jamies earlier settlements. We appreciate your time on this morning and our opportunity to showcase some of the great work 00:20:00
that is happening within the area agency on aging in the Department of Human Services and also a lot of our community partners and 00:20:07
trusted AAA board advisory members, so. 00:20:14
One of the things that we wanted to highlight today is that this act, actually the Older Americans Act, was passed in 1965. 00:20:23
And a fun fact about that is it is 2 weeks older than both Medicare and Medicaid. So that puts things into perspective there. This 00:20:31
year's theme is powered by connection, focusing on profound impact at meaningful connections have on the well-being and health of 00:20:39
our older Americans. A relationship underscored by the US Surgeon Surgeon General's advisory on the healing effects of social 00:20:46
connection and community ensuring that older adults have remained involved and connected with communities for as long as possible. 00:20:54
Benefit People of All ages. The Area Agency and Aging recognizes the role that connectedness plays in the lives of older adults 00:21:02
and strives to help with loneliness and social isolation situations. We are fortunate to have strong community partnerships 00:21:10
volunteers that give so much to support our older adults in our community and a special thanks to our Advisory Board, A Friendly 00:21:18
Fort and World Aging Well volunteers are partners with 60 Plus Riot, Meals on Wheels, Catholic Charities, Colorado Legal Services. 00:21:25
And N Range behavioral health peer counseling program. And those really can go on and on. We celebrate older adults in the 00:21:33
connection that they bring to our communities and appreciate you all for being here today. So I'd like to also recognize everybody 00:21:40
who's in the audience today. Kelly Morrison. 00:21:46
This starts with our internal team, Joe Collaboque. 00:21:54
Please stand. 00:21:58
Don Simmons, Meredith Skoglund, Reagan Maldonado. 00:22:01
John McIntosh, Veronica Paxton, Desiree Rodriguez, Monica Wickstrom, Linda Medina. 00:22:07
Meghan McLaren's. 00:22:17
Anissa Gonzalez. 00:22:20
In Mary Briscoe. 00:22:23
And then we have some of our partners and board members here also, Nancy Hefner, Teresa Shutner. 00:22:26
Jamie Shepherd. 00:22:34
Here and Sanchez, Ramyung and Curry. Michelle Dyer and Anita Kearns Hout. And, of course, Jamie Olive. 00:22:36
Well, I'm sure we have some words from the Commissioners Commissioner saying yes, thank you Madam Chair, and I would love to say 00:22:56
that this is one of the best months and I love these back-to-back. We're going from the full spectrum to children to adults and. 00:23:04
Are we? We talk about history, but they've actually lived it. And talking to some of our older generation, it's amazing the 00:23:14
stories they tell. And we truly stand on your shoulders. 00:23:20
With all the things that you have done in the time before us, so we should be eternally grateful for our elders and for the 00:23:26
contributions they've made to society and and getting us to the place where we're at now. And it's incumbent upon us to carry that 00:23:33
torch forward and not only honor them, but honor their legacy as well. So thank you so much for this proclamation. 00:23:41
All right, Commissioner Freeman, yeah, I would agree with what Commissioner saying said. And also, you know what is old, What does 00:23:49
that mean? I mean? 00:23:52
Like I see her sitting back there, you know with with our senior centers that we have both went up in my area all piercing none. 00:24:31
All three have senior centers and they are very active in the communities and it's great to see that they continue to be a major 00:24:38
part contributing part of of you know the community up there. So thank you for what you guys do. Thank you to the staff for being 00:24:44
able to provide whatever support you can for older Americans. Thank you. 00:24:50
I want to thank the staff also for doing such a great job of providing such wonderful support in the communities with the senior 00:24:58
fork and all. But I want to thank the board that's here. It's good to see everybody this morning. I am an old soul and so I enjoy 00:25:04
that board. It's always lively, always informative, always got something going. 00:25:11
I personally live in a senior type of home 62 and older and I just cherish that age because there is a wealth of knowledge. You 00:25:18
always are learning something from them. So I am so grateful that you're here today and thank you Tammy for bringing this 00:25:23
proclamation. 00:25:29
Thank you. All right. Photo time. Yes. All right. 00:25:36
I don't. 00:26:20
If we could squeeze in just a little bit. 00:26:25
Confirmation. 00:26:32
Right there. 00:26:35
123. 00:26:36
Yes. 00:26:42
Thank you. 00:26:45
All right, that was fun. 00:27:09
OK, let's go to words General words April 30th, 2024. Good to prove it's been moved by Commissioner saying second by Commissioner 00:27:12
Freeman. All in favor, say aye. Aye. Opposed. Say nay, General ones are approved. Let's go to bids. Good morning, Toby. 00:27:19
Approved Bid B 24,066 Info Block Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology. 00:27:27
Good morning, Toby Taylor with purchasing. 00:27:36
Five bids were received ranging from $74,823.44 to $255,467. The information technology staff have reviewed those bid responses 00:27:39
and Zabaro Ink out of Denver proposed the lowest cost solution at $74,823.44 and meet specifications. Therefore, the 00:27:48
recommendation is towards League. 00:27:58
Question from the board, Madam Chair, Just want to say a great job on these two beds, so. 00:28:08
It's been moved by Commissioner Shane second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, say Aye Aye opposed Say nay #2 Approved Bid B 00:28:14
24,067 Cisco Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology. Three bids were received ranging from $193,743.73 to 00:28:22
$311,227.48. 00:28:31
The information technology staff have reviewed those responses and Zabaro Inc out of Denver proposes the lowest cost solution at 00:28:39
$193,743.73 and meet specifications. Therefore the recommendation is to work as of our week. OK Any questions from the board move 00:28:47
to approve second it's been moved by commissioner Freeman second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye, opposed say nay that 00:28:54
bid is approved #3. 00:29:01
Approved Bid B 24,074 Class 6 Aggregate based Supply Department of Public Works. 00:29:09
The classics material was bid and the low bidder is Holsium out of Weld County and they their price is $12.00 per ton from their 00:29:16
Greeley plant and the anticipated usage is 44 tons to stay within the budget that has been allocated for this year. OK, any 00:29:23
questions of the board of the approved second it's been moved by Commissioner Shane, second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, 00:29:31
say aye opposed say nay #4. Present BB 24,068 Dell maintenance and support. Best and final offer. Department of Information 00:29:38
Technology. 00:29:46
3 vendors have replied to the solicitation. The Department of Information Technology are reviewing those replies and anticipates 00:29:54
bringing a approval to the board on May 15th, 2024. OK Any questions the Board. 00:30:00
Five present B&B 24,075 Gordon. 00:30:08
Guardia I Core Maintenance and Support Department of Information Technology 3 vendors have replied to the solicitation. The 00:30:13
Department of Information Technology is reviewing those replies and anticipates bringing your recommendation to the Board on May 00:30:19
15th, 2024. Any questions of the Board? 00:30:25
Right number six Present Fed B 24,076 Greeley Sand and Salt Shed Repair Facilities Department 3 vendors have replied to the 00:30:32
solicitation. The Facilities Department are reviewing those replies and anticipates bringing your recommendation to the Board on 00:30:38
May 15th, 2024. 00:30:44
And questions of the board. All right, #7 present did 20 B, 24,078 SW service center, storefront door replacement facilities 00:30:51
department 2 vendors have replied to this solicitation. The facilities department is reviewing those replies and anticipates 00:30:58
bringing recommendation to the board on May 15th, 2024. All right, any questions? Thank you, Toby. Thank you. All right, let's go 00:31:04
to new business. 00:31:10
It is no secret, and I talked about this before, that my wife was the victim of a sexual assault when she was in college. 00:31:54
Her attacker was arrested, prosecuted, convicted and serving a Department of Corrections sentence. 00:31:59
Recently we have started having to endure parole hearings for her attacker and and what it looks like is this. Out of the blue. 00:32:04
One day she receives an e-mail from the Department of Corrections to say that your offender is up for parole consideration in the 00:32:09
month of September. 00:32:14
No date, no time, No other guidance from DOC Victim Services. 00:32:20
That causes panic in victims. 00:32:25
We have seen this e-mail now in our household about a dozen times. We have gone to four parole hearings. At the most recent parole 00:32:28
hearing was she attended virtually along with some of her support, myself, Rob Miller. It dawned on me that my wife is lucky she 00:32:34
has a support system that she can pick up the phone and call or look over at the across the dinner table and say what does this 00:32:41
mean? What does this e-mail mean? What does this. 00:32:47
What is it? What do I have to do? 00:32:54
The vast majority of our victims don't have that support system where somewhat could call, Rob Miller can call the victim advocate 00:32:57
and ask for these kinds of questions and particularly when we're talking about Spanish speaking victims, victims who don't have 00:33:03
regular contact with district attorneys offices with victim advocate centers. That's a massive problem, a massive hole that the 00:33:08
Department of Corrections has created. 00:33:14
Hello. Thank you so much for having me this morning. So yes, exactly really what was said. This is a gap that we have also seen. 00:34:01
Victim services are often funded at the early stages, the crisis and the pretrial. Basically once education or conviction has 00:34:08
happened, the support is no longer available to victims and it is often the most confusing and most difficult part to navigate is 00:34:15
the post conviction process. Most people do not have a general understanding of the criminal justice system and so then to have to 00:34:23
navigate these emails from probation movements or even internal movements if. 00:34:31
And often what we're seeing is folks are not signing up to be notified for these things. So offenders then don't really have 00:35:11
anyone that is showing up to defend the victim side in these situations. And so my hope with what we're proposing is we are 00:35:17
creating a post conviction. 00:35:23
Program project. This grant also includes Priya, which we are already. We already have that position. This would just be moving 00:35:31
that position into a new grant. But the post conviction is the new piece of this. It would be to hire both an adult and a youth 00:35:35
post conviction specialist. 00:35:40
This is simply a letter of support, and I think there are three letters to support. I know Bruce has taken a look at them. I took 00:36:17
a look at them. The ironic thing is they probably should be signed by me or by law enforcement head. But the OVW grant says that 00:36:22
specifically, district attorneys are not chief executive officers for purposes of this letter of support. And so we need your 00:36:26
support. 00:36:30
So the last thing that I will offer is is twofold. One is I wrote a letter of support to Amanda for her grant and what I have 00:36:36
committed our office doing is helping with the program by way of training, by way of support, by way of education. 00:36:42
But again, I'm happy to answer any questions. But I think this is a wonderful idea by Amanda and her staff, and I would sincerely 00:36:49
ask for your support on this project and this grant. Appreciate that. All right, any questions move to approve. 00:36:55
Our second batch and just want to say thank you for your good work on this and there was a discrepancy in funding for what we 00:37:02
approved. There are some project at your full funding last week as well. 00:37:07
All right. It has been moved by Commercial Freeman. Second by Commissioner Shane. All in favor. Say aye, aye, that motion is 00:37:13
approved. Thank you very much. Thank you so much for coming. Appreciate it. All right, #2, consider standards form of agreement 00:37:20
for professional services for case management agency, CMA, support intensity, scale, SIS assessment provider list and rates 00:37:28
between the Department of Human Services and various providers and authorized chair to sign agreements. 00:37:35
Consistent with said that. 00:37:43
Good morning. Thank you. Jamie. Oregon Department of Human Services. This agreement would offer the support intensity scale which 00:37:46
we call the sys assessment to clients that are engaged with our case management agency. This is a agreement template and we also 00:37:53
have a vendor list included in our request this morning is approval. All right, any questions of the board moved approve second 00:38:00
it's been moved by commissioner saying second by Commissioner Freeman all in favor say aye, opposed say nay. 00:38:07
Right, #3 consider contract ID 8062 Memorandum of Understanding for Weld County Youth Conservation Corp Services of 2024 Well 00:38:15
County Fair and authorized Chair, Department of Human Services and Well County Fair Board to sign. Thank you. This would allow our 00:38:23
Youth Core to help with livestock setup and livestock tear down services at the World County Fair July 20th through July 28th. And 00:38:31
our request this morning is approval of the MOU. That's great. 00:38:39
Move to approve Any questions? No. It's been moved by commissioner Freeman. Second by commissioner saying all in favor, say aye. 00:38:48
Aye. Opposed. Say Nay. Very good. All right. Consider contract ID 80632, York County personnel and merit system certification for 00:38:54
Wagner, PISER ART Act, funded employment services and authorized chair and Department of Human Services and Workforce Development 00:39:01
Board to sign. Thank you. This is this. 00:39:08
Agreement. 00:39:17
That we are operating at the Wagner Kaiser program with our Merit staff to be in compliance with Senate Bill 23-233. So this is a 00:39:18
2 year county personnel and merit system certification and we request approval this morning. All right. Any questions on board? 00:39:27
Move to approve. Move by commissioner Freeman. Second by commissioner saying all in favor say aye, opposed. Say nay. 00:39:36
That is approved #5. Consider contract ID 8073. Individual provider contract for purchase of foster care services in the foster 00:39:43
care home and authorized the chair design Rhonda Johnson. Thank you. This is a new foster care provider in Albuquerque, NM and our 00:39:51
request is approval of the contract. All right. Any questions of the board move to approve second it's been moved by commissioner 00:39:58
saying second by commissioner Freeman. All in favor say aye, opposed say nay that contract is approved. 00:40:05
That contract is approved. Thank you. Thank you. 00:40:46
#7 Consider application 20252026 Multimodal project, discretionary grant MPG program and Mega grant program, and authorized 00:40:49
Department of Public Works to sign and submit electronically. Good morning, Elizabeth Morning, Commissioners. Elizabeth Rosford 00:40:57
Planning requesting your approval this morning to submit or try to obtain federal discretionary funding under the 202526 00:41:05
Multimodal Project discretionary Grant opportunity. 00:41:13
Also called MPDG for Weld County's. As the applicant for the Inter Interchange of I-76 and Weld County Road 8, this would be to 00:41:21
construct a new interchange further north of the existing one and connect it to the mainline I-76. It doesn't currently connect 00:41:27
right now. 00:41:33
As well as build new structures over the BNSF Railway, BNSF and this is a partnership application obviously with BNSF and C dot, 00:41:40
BNSF would contribute $36 million in private matching funds towards the $180 million estimated project cost for this new 00:41:48
interchange. So the federal request is for $144 million. The grant is due on May 6th, which is Monday. And so we would just ask 00:41:56
for your approval to authorize me to submit that on behalf of the county. 00:42:03
OK. I don't think we open this up at all. No. OK. Any questions of the board? 00:42:12
Move to approve. It has been moved by Commissioner Freeman, second by Commissioner same. All in favor, say aye. Aye. Thank you. 00:42:18
Thank you. Good luck #8 Consider contract ID 7982 Sole source agreement for materials of equipment for dust suppressant and Rd. 00:42:26
stabilization products and authorized Share Design and Biotech Services LLC. Good morning. Toby Taylor with Purchasing Public 00:42:33
Works desires to purchase products called Base Bind and Durabland for dust mitigation program due to their effectiveness over the 00:42:40
past several years. 00:42:47
A request for evaluating the Sole source was initiated to the Purchasing Division during the evaluation of Viral Tech Services was 00:42:54
revealed as the only provider due to them owning the only patent for these products. Therefore, the recommendation is to prove the 00:43:01
Sole Source request in accordance with Section 5-4-90 of the Weld County Code. Purchasing will maintain a copy of the 00:43:07
justification and the approval of the Sole Source for future acquisitions. In addition, this year's purchase for the products has 00:43:14
been quoted at $451,500. 00:43:20
Therefore, the additional request for today is to prove this year's contract for purchasing the sole source products. All right, 00:43:27
Any questions of the board? 2nd, it's been moved by commissioner saying second by Commissioner Freeman. All in favor, say aye, 00:43:32
opposed, say nay. Thank you, Toby again. 00:43:37
#9 Consider temporary closure of County Road 77 between County Roads 100 and 120. Good morning Amy, Good morning Commissioners Amy 00:43:44
Mosey Public Works Public Works is requesting those closure to begin on May 20th and this will go through October 18th with a 00:43:51
temporary opening of between June 14th and June 16th to allow traffic for attendance of the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo in 00:43:59
Grover. 00:44:07
This is phase two of the County Road 77 improvements. 00:44:15
It's going to include bridgework, covert upgrades and Rd. reconstruction throughout that phase and section. The main detour routes 00:44:19
are State Highway 14, County Road 105 and County Road 390. These are also acceptable truck routes, side roads within. 00:44:27
The gravel roadways within the section. These will be posted for local access to try and limit the amount of traffic coming 00:44:38
through those sections on local gravel roadways. 00:44:43
Doing as little as we can to impact what you know what goes on up in in that area of the county. So thank you Public Works and 00:45:25
with that I'd make a motion to approve. 00:45:29
Second, it has been moved by Commissioner Freeman. Second by Commissioner saying all in favor, say aye aye, opposed. Say nay, that 00:45:34
passes. Thank you, Amy. 00:45:38
The board will not accept comments regarding matters which are not scheduled to be considered. 00:46:16
That which are scheduled to be considered at a future public hearing such as land use hearing. In that event, the speaker will be 00:46:22
asked to give the their testimony in the appropriate public hearing either in person or in writing. Persons who wish to submit 00:46:29
written comments to any topics may be do so at anytime by emailing public comment at weld.gov by mailing such a comments Will 00:46:36
County Clerk to the Board PO Box 758 or 11:50 Zero St. O Street. 00:46:44
Greeley, Co, 80632. By emailing also by to CTD at Weld Gov or by visiting 1150 O Street. 00:46:52
Colorado 80631 Anybody here that would like to speak? 00:47:01
Oh, good morning then. 00:47:07
Just say your name and your address please. I will. 00:47:13
My name is Lynn Towson. I live at 2161. 00:47:18
40 44th Ave. in Greeley, Co. 00:47:22
And obviously most resident of Well County, and this is a request, this is impromptu, but I thought I'd bring it out to you. It's 00:47:25
going to be We teach the Constitution. 00:47:31
And really feel LED that this needs to be something that happens all over. 00:47:38
The country. 00:47:44
And I'm a coach for Patriot Academy, and currently we're doing it to a group of GOP people at a church. We've got another group 00:47:45
coming up, but I just think it needs to be opened up to everybody in the county. So my question to you, commissioners, is to 00:47:52
consider if you would use your facility to make this happen in that big room back there for people in the county to have an 00:47:59
education on our constitution if we don't know what's going on. 00:48:06
Which is happening all over the place. The people are going, wow, I had no idea that this was not OK to do so that that would be 00:48:14
something you would consider. I would really appreciate that. 00:48:20
Absolutely, because it's powerful. And the other night we had a meeting. It was on Congress. It's called constitutional law. You 00:48:27
can look it up under Patrick Patriot Academy. 00:48:32
And the look on the people's face there, there is so much discussion they couldn't believe it. So I also encourage anybody running 00:48:38
for any position for the primary, the general election that they are vetted and have taken this Class A class on the Constitution, 00:48:45
happy this one, but that they know because our Constitution is being shredded as we speak and you're probably already knew that. 00:48:52
Anyway thank you. I appreciate the support what you're doing. 00:49:00
That's phenomenal. Thank you. 00:49:09
I just want to ask like what day of the week and what time it would either be, you know, whatever to work. I've got a class going 00:49:10
in on Tuesdays, the end of June and all of July. So that would be that little window. I think sooner than later. I can do Monday, 00:49:18
Tuesday, Thursday, OK, OK, OK, alright. And that would be 6:30 to 8:30, no cost. The only cost is the cost of the workbook and 00:49:26
that's $20.00 right now. OK. I think somehow how we get it out to everybody in the county. 00:49:34
It's something to think about. Yes, ma'am. Thank you. Appreciate you. Thank you. Any other public comment? 00:49:42
All right. This meeting is adjourned. Thank you for everybody. 00:49:51
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