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ROLL CALL

MINUTES

CERTIFICATION OF HEARINGS

AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA

CONSENT AGENDA

WARRANTS: 1) GENERAL WARRANTS – JUNE 3, AND 4, 2024

BIDS: 1) APPROVE BID #B2400090, WELD COUNTY AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) BUILDING AUDIT – FACILITIES DEPARTMENT

2) PRESENT BID #B2400084, ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR A SAFETY ACTION PLAN FOR UNINCORPORATED WELD COUNTY – DEPARTMENTS OF PLANNING SERVICES AND PUBLIC WORKS

NEW BUSINESS: 1) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8257 AGREEMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING (HVAC) DELTA CONTROLS VARIABLE AIR VOLUME (VAV) AND GRAPHICS UPGRADE PROJECT FOR DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES BUILDING C, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – SETPOINT SYSTEMS CORPORATION

2) CONSIDER CONTRACT ID #8260 MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CR 41 AND SH 52 INTERSECTION PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – SAKATA LAND COMPANY

3) CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF DEED OF DEDICATION FOR PUBLIC ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY (RWE-1) FOR PUBLIC ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CR 21 AND SH 66 INTERSECTION PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – MAGNESS LAND HOLDINGS, LLC

4) CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF DEED OF DEDICATION FOR PUBLIC ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY (RWE-2) FOR PUBLIC ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CR 21 AND SH 66 INTERSECTION PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – MAGNESS LAND HOLDINGS, LLC

5) CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF DEED OF DEDICATION FOR PUBLIC ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY (RWE-3REV) FOR PUBLIC ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CR 21 AND SH 66 INTERSECTION PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – RITCHIE E. PYEATT TRUST AND LINDA A. PYEATT TRUST

6) CONSIDER ACCEPTANCE OF DEED OF DEDICATION FOR PUBLIC ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR PURCHASE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY (RWE-4) FOR PUBLIC ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR CR 21 AND SH 66 INTERSECTION PROJECT, AND AUTHORIZE CHAIR TO SIGN – GLEN MAYER, RANDY MAYER, AND SHIRLEY KAUFFMAN

7) SECOND READING OF CODE ORDINANCE #2024-07, IN THE MATTER OF REPEALING AND REENACTING, WITH AMENDMENTS, CHAPTER 7 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES OF THE WELD COUNTY CODE

PLANNING: 1) CONSIDER TERMINATION OF ROAD MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT FOR USE BY SPECIAL REVIEW PERMIT, USR19-0015 – H2S2, LLC

COMMISSIONER JAMES

PUBLIC COMMENT

PUBLIC COMMENT

PUBLIC COMMENT

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, 00:12:14
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:12:20
Good morning and welcome to today's regularly Scheduled for the County Commissioners Meeting. Today is Wednesday, June 5th, 2024. 00:12:32
Roll call please. 00:12:36
Scott James Laurie saying freedom. Hey, back here. 00:12:41
Kevin Ross here. Let the record reflect 5 out of five commissioners are here today. Minutes Approval of minutes May 22nd, 2024. 00:12:44
Motion by Commissioner Buffer approval of minutes of May 22nd, 2024. Second by Commissioner James. Any further discussion? 00:12:54
Hearing none all in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and May 22nd meetings are past five to zero. 00:13:00
Certification of hearings hearings conducted on May 22nd, 2024 number one real DF23-0002 Sharp trust #2 USR 24-0003 Hutton Family 00:13:10
Trust, care of K Law Construction, LLC #3 USR 24-0005 Peters 313 Ranch, Inc, care of Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC #4 CLZ 24-0001 00:13:20
More Real Property LLC. 00:13:31
Motion by Commissioner Buck to certify hearing second by Commissioner saying any further discussion. 00:13:44
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and hearings are certified amendments to the 00:13:49
agenda. Houston have any amendments to today's agenda? 00:13:55
Thank you. 00:14:01
Sure. That amendment to the agenda resolution decline all county and 10th Amendment sanctuary county will pass that. 00:14:02
No, thank you. Thank you. 00:14:10
Mr. Chair, make a motion to approve this resolution. 00:14:15
Whereas we are protecting. 00:14:19
Private property rights and as well known to 10th Amendment reserves rights in States and to the people. 00:14:22
And we have several court cases here that we can draw upon. But Colorado does not have navigable waters is defined in Article 3, 00:14:30
section 2C112 and royalty at marine time jurisdiction. Yeah, we tend, we still have our farmers and ranchers being persecuted by 00:14:37
the EPA and the federal government trying to literally exhaust them and wipe them out. One gentleman has lost over $60,000 trying 00:14:44
to defend his property and private property rights from the EPA. 00:14:52
And this was actually see Ronnie in the audience here, but I'd like to go ahead and just add this to agenda so that Ronnie, 00:15:00
Sylvester and Kirkland can talk about this and inform you of what's going on. Unfortunately, the Billy brought last time, 00:15:06
Commissioner Buck does not is not being helpful. So we need to do something to take a stand. At least give them something to stand 00:15:12
on so they can defend themselves against this overreaching federal government and continue to do the farming and ranching that 00:15:18
feeds us. 00:15:23
And again protect private property rights. Mr. saying this matter was heard on Monday, it received no second and it is now not 00:15:30
going to be on the agenda. 00:15:35
Excuse me, We did. We did not hear it on Monday. It was considered on Monday. 00:15:42
So these folks and you should hear them out. 00:16:25
So I'll continue to bring it and this is. 00:16:27
Approval of consent agenda. 00:16:34
Motion for approval of consent agenda from Commissioner Freeman, second from Commissioners James. Any further discussion? 00:16:37
Hearing none. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. Consent agenda passes 5 to 0. Warrants. Item 00:16:45
number one. General Warrants June 3rd and 4th, 2024. Second motion by Commissioner Buck for approval of general words. June 3rd 00:16:52
and June 4 second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:16:58
Hearing none all those in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign and that manner passes 5 to 0 bids I #1 approved 00:17:05
bid be 24,090 Will County Americans with Disabilities act 88 Building Audit Facilities department Morning good morning. Toby 00:17:12
Taylor with purchasing has advertised this as a request for proposal for an 88 audit at Weld County buildings. The Facilities 00:17:19
department is recommending the approval date extended to June 19th, 2024 to allow for the additional time needed to complete the 00:17:26
selection process. 00:17:33
Questions for Toby move to continue to silence until June 19th, 2nd. 00:17:42
All right. There's a motion from Commissioner Freeman for continuing this item till June 19th at 9:00 AM and seconded by 00:17:49
Commissioner saying further discussion. 00:17:53
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. Bid number B 24,090 is continued till June 00:17:58
19th at 9:00 AM. 00:18:02
Item number two presented B 24,084 Engineering Services for a safety action plan, unincorporated Well County Department of 00:18:08
Planning Services and Public Works 6. 00:18:13
Have reminded the solicitation departments of Planning Services and Public Works are conducting the RFP process and will bring 00:18:18
this back to the board for approval once they have made that determination and at this point that date has not been set. 00:18:26
Don't worry, any questions we're talking. 00:18:35
Thank you, Sir. Thanks. 00:18:37
Concludes bids and brings us to new business item number one consider contract ID 8257 agreement for construction services for 00:18:40
heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC delta controls variable air volume valve and graphics upgrade project for 00:18:46
department of Human Services building C and authorized chair design. Set point systems corporation good morning Chris, good 00:18:52
morning commissioners Curtis and other facilities. Setpoint system corporation is a single source contractor established in 00:18:58
accordance with county code section 5-4-95. 00:19:04
Single source purchases to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls technologies for the Human Services 00:19:11
Building. 00:19:14
There's a need in the requirement to upgrade and replace the outdated controllers and the current graphics interface to the new 00:19:19
version of Intelliviz 3D. These upgrades will enhance system performance and reliability. To accomplish this necessary HVAC 00:19:26
controls upgrade, a contract in the amount of $57,813 is required. Therefore, Facilities is recommending this single source 00:19:33
agreement in the amount of $57,813. Any questions or curtains? 00:19:39
Got a motion from Commissioner Freeman for approval of contract ID 8257 second from Commissioner Park. 00:19:48
Further discussion. 00:19:54
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and contract ID 8257 passes 5 to 0. Thank you, 00:19:56
Curtis. 00:20:00
25 in the spring and summer of that year. 00:20:43
The agreement specifically allows for acquiring 0.054 acres of Rideway for $173 and zero cents, acquiring a 0.950 acre temporary 00:20:46
construction easement for $1425 and zero cents. 00:20:54
Compensation for six affected trees for $6600 and zero cents and a total compensation to the property owner of $8200 and zero 00:21:03
cents, which is a rounded total from the the sub total of $8198 and zero cents. 00:21:12
Funding for this amount is accounted for in the World County Public Works 2024 budget. 00:21:21
Has been reviewed by the County Attorney's Office and signed by the property owner. It was provided as a pass around dated May 00:21:27
28th, 2024 and approved by all 5 commissioners to include on the agenda. Staff is asking for the Board to authorize the Chair's 00:21:33
signature on the agreement so that the payment can be issued for the property owner and closing can proceed. I'd be happy to 00:21:39
answer any questions you have. Anybody have any questions for Eric? 00:21:45
Group contract 198260. 00:21:52
Motion from Commissioner James approved contract. ID 8260. Second by Commissioner Black. Any further discussion? 00:21:54
Eric, I'll just add one thing it's been getting back to me do an excellent job and you're dealings with the land owners and and 00:22:01
just want to commend you on on how you're approaching them. 00:22:06
So appreciate that. Thank you. With no with no further discussion, I'll call to call them in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all 00:22:11
opposed same sign and that item contract ID 8260 passes 5 to 0. Thank you. 00:22:18
Consider acceptance of deep dedication. Republic Road right away for purchase of certain property, RWE one for public Rd. 00:22:26
improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection project and authorized chair to sign Magnus Land Holdings LLC. 00:22:34
Like an Air green with what kind of public works? This need of dedication is associated with the northeast quadrant of the County 00:22:44
Road 21 and State Highway 66 Intersection Improvements project. It's parcel RWE Dash 1. 00:22:50
Bill County partners with CDOT through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023 allowing CDOT to 00:22:57
perform design right away, acquisition and construction management of this project and then Weld County is providing financial 00:23:04
financial contribution for its share of the project. C dot has settled, paid for and closed this property. The property owner has 00:23:10
signed the deed of dedication to convey the 0.366 acres of road right away to Weld County. Adidas dedication was provided on pass 00:23:17
around dated May 28th, 2024. 00:23:23
Approved by all 5 Commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:23:30
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of. 00:23:33
Motion by Commissioner Freeman for acceptance of the deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:23:41
Hearing none all in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign and that acceptance Adidas dedication for the public 00:23:51
road right away passes 5 to 0 and #4 consider acceptance of deed of dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain 00:23:57
property. RW E2 for public Rd. improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection project and authorized chair to 00:24:04
sign Magnus Land Holdings LLC. 00:24:10
Eric Green with Hope County Public Works Department The dedication is associated with the SE Quadrant 121 and State Highway 66 00:24:18
Intersection Improvements Project Parcel RWE Dash 2. 00:24:24
Will County partnered with C dot through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023. C dot has 00:24:31
settled, paid for, and closed the property. 00:24:36
The property owner has signed the Deed of Dedication to convey the 0.369 acres of road right away to Weld County. The Deed of 00:24:42
Dedication was provided in a pass around dated May 28th, 2024 and approved by all 5 Commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:24:49
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of being. 00:24:57
Any questions? 00:25:02
Move to prove the resolution 2nd. 00:25:04
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of the acceptance of deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner saying further 00:25:07
discussion. 00:25:09
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign, and that item passes 5 to 0. 00:25:13
Item number 5 consider acceptance of the dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain. 00:25:23
Property Republic Rd. Improvements for County Road 21 and state Highway 66 intersection project Authorized Share to sign Richard E 00:25:27
Richie E Payette Trust and Linda A Payette Trust. 00:25:33
Morning Eric Green Republican and Public Works. This, due to dedication, is associated with the southwest quadrant of the world 00:25:39
Canada 21 State Highway 66 Intersection Improvements Project parcel RWE Dash 3R EV. 00:25:46
Will County partnered with CDOT through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023. C dot has 00:25:53
settled, paid for and closed property. The property owners have signed the Deed of Dedication to convey the 0.203 acres of Rd. 00:25:59
driveway. 12 County. The Deed of Dedication was provided in a pass around dated May 28th, 2024 to file 5 commissioners to include 00:26:05
on the agenda. 00:26:11
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance. 00:26:17
Any questions for 2nd? 00:26:23
Motion by Commissioner Freeman for acceptance of the deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner, but further discussion. 00:26:26
None. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign, and that item passes 5 to 0. 00:26:34
Item number six consider acceptance of deed of dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain property for public 00:26:42
Rd. improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection. Project authorized share to sign Glen Mayor Randy Mayer and 00:26:46
Shirley cough. 00:26:51
Eric Greenwald County Public Works Department is due to dedication is associated with the northwest quadrant of the County Road 21 00:26:57
and State Highway 66 intersection improvements project. This is parcel RWE Dash 4. 00:27:03
Opening partnered with CDOT through another intergovernmental agreement signed by the board on November 7, 2023, CDOT has settled, 00:27:10
paid for and closed the property. 00:27:15
Property owners have signed the deed of dedication to convey the 0.334 acres of road right away 12. 00:27:20
The Deed of Dedication was provided in the past. Round date May 28th, 2024. 00:27:27
5 commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:27:32
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of. 00:27:35
Great. Any questions for we'll approve the resolution. 00:27:41
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of the deed of dedication for public road right away. Second by Commissioner Buck. 00:27:44
Further discussion. 00:27:47
And then all those in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign. And that item carries 5 to 0. 00:27:52
Thank you. 00:27:59
Item number 7 and second reading of Code Ordinance 20/24/07 in the matter of repealing and reenacting with amendments, Chapter 7, 00:28:01
Emergency Medical Services of the Weld County Code. 00:28:06
Motion by Commissioner James to read by title only, second by Commissioner Buck. Any discussion? 00:28:13
None. Those in favor signify by saying aye, aye opposed, same sign, and reading by title only passes 5 to 0. 00:28:18
2024, Dash 07, in the manner of repealing and reenacting with amendments, Chapter 7, Emergency Medical Services of the World 00:28:27
County Code. 00:28:31
Do we have any presentation on this? 00:28:37
Mr. Chairman, there's no changes since the last reading. 00:28:41
With that, because this is a code ordinance adoption, I would open this up for public. 00:28:46
Does anybody that wishes to speak to Court Ordinance 202407? If so, please feel free to come forward to the podium. Keep your 00:28:52
comments to three minutes and. 00:28:58
Please come forward. 00:29:04
All right, so now I'm going to close the link comment. 00:29:06
And bring this matter back. 00:29:09
Mr. Abboud approved on second reading Code Ordinance 2024, Dash 07. 00:29:11
Motion by Commissioner James to approve on second reading Code Ordinance 20/24/07 in the matter repealing and reenacting with 00:29:17
amendments Chapter 7, Emergency Medical Services as well County Code second by Commissioner Freeman. Further discussion. 00:29:24
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and code ordinance 2024 dash O7 passes on 2nd 00:29:31
greeting. That concludes new business and brings us to planning item number one. Consider termination of Rd. maintenance agreement 00:29:38
for use by special review permit. Good morning. 00:29:46
Jasmine Trio Martinez with planning Services regarding the road maintenance agreement for USR 19-0015 Equal Properties, LLC, I 00:29:54
submitted a pass around for your review dated May 14th, 2024 and supported by all 5 commissioners. We respectfully request that 00:30:02
the Board approve the termination of the road maintenance agreement as a result of the vacation of USR 19-0015 that was approved 00:30:09
on May 13th, 2024 during the regular meeting. Thank you. 00:30:16
Any questions for Jasmine? 00:30:25
Second motion from Commissioner FREEMAN for approval. 00:30:28
Of the termination of Rd. Maintenance agreement for use by special review permit USR 19-0015 for H2S2, LLC. Second by Commissioner 00:30:32
James. Further discussion. 00:30:37
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. And that item passes 5 to 0. Thank you, Jeff. 00:30:43
Yes, yes, if I could. 00:30:53
In addition, folks in the audience who might want to speak to us and then we have time before our 10:00 land use hearings. Would 00:30:56
we move? 00:30:59
We approve or extend the public comment time to 30 minutes today. Is that a formal motion? Yes, for James. All right. There's a 00:31:02
motion from Commissioner James to extend the public hearing time to 30 minutes. Is there a second, second, second by Commissioner 00:31:07
Buck? Any further discussion? 00:31:12
80632 if anybody wishes to come first, don't mind, just come on up the podium. State your name and address for the record. 00:31:58
Thank you. 00:32:05
Board of Commissioners, My name is Dusty Johnson. I'm running to be the next state representative for House District 63. My 00:32:09
address is 16203 County Road 19, Fort Morgan Co 8/07/01 and if you want my cell phone it's 9703701154. House District 63 is 7 00:32:17
counties. It includes the northeast region which is Morgan, Logan, Phillips, Cedric, Washington and portions of Wells. Proud to 00:32:26
say I have the most land mass in Wells County. We have the oil and gas rigs, the cattle. 00:32:34
Also want to bring in common sense water planning. Water is huge every single year and we are losing it because we are not at the 00:33:18
table to talk about it. I also do want to talk about healthcare and making sure we're accountable for coding and transparency for 00:33:26
our patients and the public. So those are my 4 platforms but every issue matters out here. Every single house district as you are 00:33:33
aware has 88,800 people. Every vote out of 300 members counts the same. We just need to make sure we have someone who's firm. 00:33:41
Still 3 minutes. 00:34:21
Still got about a minute left. Yeah, I know. It's so confusing because it's in that area. It was 646563. So I just say Northeast 00:34:22
region because everything. 00:34:27
Changes. So at least much of my understanding is your 5 districts, 3 districts in that large kind of stay the same for the folks 00:34:32
in the areas. So again, local control makes sense and state government confuses things with numbers so we can make sure we get 00:34:37
common sense. 00:34:42
And I. 00:34:49
Thank you. Good luck. Just. 00:34:53
Thanks. Does anybody else wish to come forth and make public comment? 00:34:55
Good morning. 00:35:02
I just stand here. I can sit right now. You can sit there at the microphone, you can stand the podium, whichever you'd like. 00:35:05
My voice in the back of the room. 00:35:11
They still got a hearing online though so. 00:35:13
Good morning. Is this on OK? 00:35:15
First of all, I'd like to thank Laurie Thayne for continuing to present this incredible resolution before the commissioners, and I 00:35:19
appreciate your time and listening to it, reading it, studying it. And what I ask is that you please, if you don't like this one, 00:35:28
please come up with something that is going to protect our farmers and ranchers rights against federal government. 00:35:38
Federal government is intruding with EPA, federal government is intruding with FEMA, federal government is intruding with the Army 00:35:48
Corps of Engineers. And as Attorney Barker well knows, this has to stop. I have been talking with many people in other states 00:35:56
about this and for example, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah have all are all following this now with great interest because this 00:36:03
will serve as a template. 00:36:11
For counties in the United States. 00:36:19
Finally, clarify the boundaries of federal in states. 00:36:21
It defines exactly what authorities federal does and does not have in the United States. And it would be really awesome if, for 00:36:28
example, the, well, county commissioners came up with a a really easy to understand brochure for the public that shows the public 00:36:36
exactly where federal's enumerated powers exist and don't exist. So that that tools them up and equips them to better fight 00:36:44
federal. 00:36:51
Federal is costing the state of Colorado. 00:37:00
We need an audit. 00:37:03
It'd be really interesting to find out exactly how much money is lost with our producers. 00:37:05
In the downtime that they accrue, going to the Capitol and testifying, coming here and testifying, going to meetings just to 00:37:13
protect the property. And that's your job. Your job is to protect our property. We shouldn't have to spend I I. 00:37:21
I listened to a gentleman last night who has just recently in his retirement. He has now lost $60,000 in attorney fees trying to 00:37:29
back off federal all by himself. And the Big Thompson S Platte Ditch Company has now accrued over $40,000 in attorneys fees trying 00:37:36
to back off FEMA. 00:37:44
So we're just asking for the county commissioners to take their oath very seriously and protect the residents of Weld County, 00:37:53
Colorado, the number four largest producing county in the United States. 00:37:59
Ronnie, we know you, but if you don't mind, for the record, would you state your name? I am so sorry. I apologize. I'll let you 00:38:08
go. I was thinking about. 00:38:11
With a million other things. But anyhow, thank you. I'm Ronnie Sylvester and. 00:38:16
My husband is Chuck Sylvester and we farmed down in the what they call the Godfrey Bottom and LaSalle Colorado and we also have 00:38:23
lost a lot of. 00:38:28
Revenue trying to fight federal and also the state and county on, on things that we should never have to address. 00:38:34
The reason why I missed this past Monday, and I do apologize for that, is because I'm the space. I'm retired. Farmers are out in 00:38:45
the field busy. 00:38:50
Planting and and so forth and so on. And so they asked me to please. 00:38:56
You know, try to help them. That's the only reason why I'm here. 00:39:02
Of Shanghai County, of course I believe in the Constitution as to do you, but say we pass this and say the EPA continues to 00:39:48
overreach, which I agree they are. What is your expectation then of of this board of county commissioners? 00:39:55
The county commissioners are the most powerful in the state as far as authority. You do have the right to tell any overreach. 00:40:40
Remember the keyword is overreach. Anything outside of federal's enumerated powers. It's not like a blanket no, no, no. You know, 00:40:48
you have to look at the enumerated powers, which I think again, if you came up with a really simple brochure for the public to 00:40:56
understand and this communications, I agree with people absolutely. 00:41:04
Exactly, and in respect to Dusty, who testified earlier, I'd be happy to visit with her about water. 00:41:12
And could perhaps be the best place to do this is perhaps you and I know, I know, I know, I just connect offline. I would really 00:41:19
enjoy it. You do have the authority and my my suggestion is that if if for example, a attorney Barker does not like this, that you 00:41:26
all come up with something that will in fact protect. 00:41:32
This county from federal outside of its enumerated powers. That's all I'm asking. 00:41:40
Let's let's connect offline. I'd love to do that. 00:41:48
Will connect to outside of this meeting. I I would really enjoy it. Oh OK, thank you. Have you managed to help the Big Thompson 00:41:51
Godfrey ditch back off FEMA I again I'm not too sure my authority is but we'll have that conversation on why. Thank you I 00:41:58
appreciate that anybody else have any questions Yes. So I just want to tell you that. 00:42:05
I it says on here further results. So this is the action that this resolution says that the board of firms it will not enforce 00:42:14
against any citizen any federal law is unconstitutionally infringing upon the right of the people while counting to keep or use 00:42:20
your non navigable water. That is you're correct. That is something we can do, but we can also declare that the Constitution. 00:42:27
Is our governing document and that they need to stay within the reach of the Constitution. So I think it's a comment upon us to 00:42:33
one listen to you. I did ask for continuance on Monday so that you could come and speak for the rest of the farmers and ranchers. 00:42:41
Unfortunately that was denied. But I'm glad you're speaking now and we should we're very least it's incumbent upon us to use our 00:42:48
boy pulpit to remind the federal government and tell them this is not constitutional what you are doing to these people. 00:42:56
And at least we can have that for you to stand upon that Weld County says this is unconstitutional. 00:43:04
That gives you some support that you need and and perhaps your case needs. 00:43:11
Because somebody needs to recognize that. And, and as you said, we're one of the most powerful voices in the state. We should be 00:43:16
using that voice for you. This is unfair, it's unconstitutional, and it's going to break the backbone of agriculture, which we 00:43:24
desperately need. We need an economy and we need it to to feed the people around us. So what you brought for us and helped with 00:43:31
the writing of this resolution, it really does mirror a resolution that we passed for the Second Amendment Sanctuary. 00:43:38
I wasn't aware there's a time limit because I thought we had 30 minutes standing at the moment, so I'm sorry that's you need to 00:43:46
run the meeting by Roberts. 00:43:51
I don't believe you are, but you'd like for me to shut up also. 00:43:58
No, ma'am, I haven't asked you to sit. 00:44:01
All right, so and I guess in closing, I will say. 00:44:05
I think it's incredibly important to listen to because that is our job first. 00:44:10
It's our job for us to listen to you. 00:44:15
And then the second job of a patriot is to take action what you've done here by showing up today for the rest of your community. 00:44:18
And to take action and any means we possibly can or that's a resolution of proclamation or showing up with you to court and say 00:44:25
this is not constitutional, which I'm happy to do by the way. I appreciate that. Thank you very much. And I would like to put a 00:44:31
little addendum on that. I did look over. 00:44:36
Senator Kirk Myers dredging bill and it includes the EPA and whomever and federal government. It's almost kind of like a mother. 00:44:43
May I, you know, please have your permission to go ahead and proceed with this. So it does not address this at all. They're 00:44:49
totally unrelated, completely unrelated. 00:44:55
So thank you, though, for referring me to Miss Kirk Myers, Bill, and thank you, Commissioner saying, for recognizing the 00:45:01
importance of the well County constituents to speak. 00:45:09
Thank you very much, Mr. No other questions. 00:45:18
Thank you. 00:45:23
Is anybody else in the public wish to make comment today? 00:45:24
Good morning. Don't forget to mention your name and address for the records. 00:45:37
Good morning. My name is Scott Shulman. I'm at 38539 County Road 33 in Eden, Colorado. And I didn't want, I see you stopped 27 00:45:40
minutes left. So I wanted to use up part of that for you, but I actually just wanted to come up and as a as a citizen. 00:45:49
Say I completely agree with what commissioner saying is saying, and you know, I don't understand everything. I've read this 00:46:00
multiple times. If it was me, I would want to dumb it down a little bit. 00:46:05
Just so I understood better, but in my opinion and I deal with farmers and ranchers every day. I'm on the phone with them, I'm 00:46:12
talking to them, I'm out and filled with them daily. And in my opinion, if you guys it is that the easy thing is to do for you 00:46:18
guys to do nothing and sit back and say, yeah, that's. 00:46:24
The status quo is good, but I think that sends the wrong message because if you come out and you say as a as the county, we 00:46:30
believe that the federal government shouldn't overstep their boundary and shouldn't have that power to step in and take water from 00:46:37
people because they just want to do so. I think if you come out and just make that statement, it says a lot to our farmers and 00:46:44
ranchers in this county and it it. 00:46:50
Let them know you're behind them. 00:46:57
And if you don't come out and say you're behind them, then all of a sudden they say they must be against us. 00:47:00
The county must be on the side of the federal government and they must accept that the government can come in and take their 00:47:06
water. If you come out and say that we are behind the farmers, you know, I don't know where it goes. And I think Commissioner 00:47:12
James had some great points and I hadn't even thought of just sitting there. But I think if you don't do anything, that sends a 00:47:18
message just as much as if you do something. 00:47:23
Yeah. So I couldn't agree more with you and regarding protecting the farmers the fastest. 00:47:32
I don't believe we do have any authority, but if it's a matter of going to court with them. 00:47:38
And being there to show that we do support them, that's. 00:47:44
That's the. 00:47:47
The rub I'm having, it's a private property, they have to show that they're injured and then they have a case. But until that, I, 00:47:48
like I said, we will meet them in court to show that we do support them but. 00:47:54
I don't believe it is that we do have any authority. And it's almost like, well, pounding our chest, but it's not, there's no 00:48:00
resolution. There's no resolving that. That's the frustration that I'm having. But it's sending a message. It's not saying that 00:48:06
we're going to go fight your court case for you. It's sending a message saying we, we understand, we believe that as a county, we 00:48:13
don't think the federal government should be able to come in and take your water. 00:48:19
Proclamation, same. We state something that we feel strongly, but it's to me a resolution. We're not able to resolve anything and 00:48:27
it is as frustrating as all get out the. 00:48:32
A proclamation would be even better than doing nothing in my opinion. But. 00:48:38
I'll just say for the, for the record, we've, we've had the resolution proclamation. 00:48:44
I standing next to Ronnie in court and being next to her, it is a great thing that we as a county have the power to do this to to 00:49:24
say something and say this is not right and this is unconstitutional. 00:49:31
Thank you so much, Scott. 00:49:39
Anybody else from the public wish to make comment today? 00:49:41
Since we still have 20 minutes left, I'll take a couple. My name is Edwin Wayne Grant, but he called me Eddie. I'm from Grey. I'm 00:49:56
a native. 20/22/21 Tenth Avenue, 1314 23rd Ave. Court, 2411 27th Ave. Place is kind of interesting. It good as the federal 00:50:02
government certain things to do. 00:50:08
Article the Article 3, article one, Section 8 is the federal government certain things to do 24 like 20, two dozen, 25 things deal 00:51:02
with dealing with the federal issues, deal with the coins, have the money. He has the alien tribes, 567 Indian tribes in North 00:51:08
America. Well, you know, in the United States. So they have to deal with everything from A-Z. Fine, I get it. It's tough to deal 00:51:15
with an animal reservation and all this kind of stuff, but they keep infringing on everybody else. It's like dealing with an 800 00:51:21
LB gorilla anymore. 00:51:28
Thank you. 00:51:34
Thank you. 00:51:36
Anybody else wish to make public comment today? 00:51:38
All right, seeing none, I'll go ahead and close public comment. And it is 939. We stand adjourned till 10:00 AM public hearings. 00:51:42
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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, 00:12:14
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 00:12:20
Good morning and welcome to today's regularly Scheduled for the County Commissioners Meeting. Today is Wednesday, June 5th, 2024. 00:12:32
Roll call please. 00:12:36
Scott James Laurie saying freedom. Hey, back here. 00:12:41
Kevin Ross here. Let the record reflect 5 out of five commissioners are here today. Minutes Approval of minutes May 22nd, 2024. 00:12:44
Motion by Commissioner Buffer approval of minutes of May 22nd, 2024. Second by Commissioner James. Any further discussion? 00:12:54
Hearing none all in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and May 22nd meetings are past five to zero. 00:13:00
Certification of hearings hearings conducted on May 22nd, 2024 number one real DF23-0002 Sharp trust #2 USR 24-0003 Hutton Family 00:13:10
Trust, care of K Law Construction, LLC #3 USR 24-0005 Peters 313 Ranch, Inc, care of Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC #4 CLZ 24-0001 00:13:20
More Real Property LLC. 00:13:31
Motion by Commissioner Buck to certify hearing second by Commissioner saying any further discussion. 00:13:44
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and hearings are certified amendments to the 00:13:49
agenda. Houston have any amendments to today's agenda? 00:13:55
Thank you. 00:14:01
Sure. That amendment to the agenda resolution decline all county and 10th Amendment sanctuary county will pass that. 00:14:02
No, thank you. Thank you. 00:14:10
Mr. Chair, make a motion to approve this resolution. 00:14:15
Whereas we are protecting. 00:14:19
Private property rights and as well known to 10th Amendment reserves rights in States and to the people. 00:14:22
And we have several court cases here that we can draw upon. But Colorado does not have navigable waters is defined in Article 3, 00:14:30
section 2C112 and royalty at marine time jurisdiction. Yeah, we tend, we still have our farmers and ranchers being persecuted by 00:14:37
the EPA and the federal government trying to literally exhaust them and wipe them out. One gentleman has lost over $60,000 trying 00:14:44
to defend his property and private property rights from the EPA. 00:14:52
And this was actually see Ronnie in the audience here, but I'd like to go ahead and just add this to agenda so that Ronnie, 00:15:00
Sylvester and Kirkland can talk about this and inform you of what's going on. Unfortunately, the Billy brought last time, 00:15:06
Commissioner Buck does not is not being helpful. So we need to do something to take a stand. At least give them something to stand 00:15:12
on so they can defend themselves against this overreaching federal government and continue to do the farming and ranching that 00:15:18
feeds us. 00:15:23
And again protect private property rights. Mr. saying this matter was heard on Monday, it received no second and it is now not 00:15:30
going to be on the agenda. 00:15:35
Excuse me, We did. We did not hear it on Monday. It was considered on Monday. 00:15:42
So these folks and you should hear them out. 00:16:25
So I'll continue to bring it and this is. 00:16:27
Approval of consent agenda. 00:16:34
Motion for approval of consent agenda from Commissioner Freeman, second from Commissioners James. Any further discussion? 00:16:37
Hearing none. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. Consent agenda passes 5 to 0. Warrants. Item 00:16:45
number one. General Warrants June 3rd and 4th, 2024. Second motion by Commissioner Buck for approval of general words. June 3rd 00:16:52
and June 4 second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:16:58
Hearing none all those in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign and that manner passes 5 to 0 bids I #1 approved 00:17:05
bid be 24,090 Will County Americans with Disabilities act 88 Building Audit Facilities department Morning good morning. Toby 00:17:12
Taylor with purchasing has advertised this as a request for proposal for an 88 audit at Weld County buildings. The Facilities 00:17:19
department is recommending the approval date extended to June 19th, 2024 to allow for the additional time needed to complete the 00:17:26
selection process. 00:17:33
Questions for Toby move to continue to silence until June 19th, 2nd. 00:17:42
All right. There's a motion from Commissioner Freeman for continuing this item till June 19th at 9:00 AM and seconded by 00:17:49
Commissioner saying further discussion. 00:17:53
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. Bid number B 24,090 is continued till June 00:17:58
19th at 9:00 AM. 00:18:02
Item number two presented B 24,084 Engineering Services for a safety action plan, unincorporated Well County Department of 00:18:08
Planning Services and Public Works 6. 00:18:13
Have reminded the solicitation departments of Planning Services and Public Works are conducting the RFP process and will bring 00:18:18
this back to the board for approval once they have made that determination and at this point that date has not been set. 00:18:26
Don't worry, any questions we're talking. 00:18:35
Thank you, Sir. Thanks. 00:18:37
Concludes bids and brings us to new business item number one consider contract ID 8257 agreement for construction services for 00:18:40
heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC delta controls variable air volume valve and graphics upgrade project for 00:18:46
department of Human Services building C and authorized chair design. Set point systems corporation good morning Chris, good 00:18:52
morning commissioners Curtis and other facilities. Setpoint system corporation is a single source contractor established in 00:18:58
accordance with county code section 5-4-95. 00:19:04
Single source purchases to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls technologies for the Human Services 00:19:11
Building. 00:19:14
There's a need in the requirement to upgrade and replace the outdated controllers and the current graphics interface to the new 00:19:19
version of Intelliviz 3D. These upgrades will enhance system performance and reliability. To accomplish this necessary HVAC 00:19:26
controls upgrade, a contract in the amount of $57,813 is required. Therefore, Facilities is recommending this single source 00:19:33
agreement in the amount of $57,813. Any questions or curtains? 00:19:39
Got a motion from Commissioner Freeman for approval of contract ID 8257 second from Commissioner Park. 00:19:48
Further discussion. 00:19:54
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and contract ID 8257 passes 5 to 0. Thank you, 00:19:56
Curtis. 00:20:00
25 in the spring and summer of that year. 00:20:43
The agreement specifically allows for acquiring 0.054 acres of Rideway for $173 and zero cents, acquiring a 0.950 acre temporary 00:20:46
construction easement for $1425 and zero cents. 00:20:54
Compensation for six affected trees for $6600 and zero cents and a total compensation to the property owner of $8200 and zero 00:21:03
cents, which is a rounded total from the the sub total of $8198 and zero cents. 00:21:12
Funding for this amount is accounted for in the World County Public Works 2024 budget. 00:21:21
Has been reviewed by the County Attorney's Office and signed by the property owner. It was provided as a pass around dated May 00:21:27
28th, 2024 and approved by all 5 commissioners to include on the agenda. Staff is asking for the Board to authorize the Chair's 00:21:33
signature on the agreement so that the payment can be issued for the property owner and closing can proceed. I'd be happy to 00:21:39
answer any questions you have. Anybody have any questions for Eric? 00:21:45
Group contract 198260. 00:21:52
Motion from Commissioner James approved contract. ID 8260. Second by Commissioner Black. Any further discussion? 00:21:54
Eric, I'll just add one thing it's been getting back to me do an excellent job and you're dealings with the land owners and and 00:22:01
just want to commend you on on how you're approaching them. 00:22:06
So appreciate that. Thank you. With no with no further discussion, I'll call to call them in favor signify by saying aye, aye, all 00:22:11
opposed same sign and that item contract ID 8260 passes 5 to 0. Thank you. 00:22:18
Consider acceptance of deep dedication. Republic Road right away for purchase of certain property, RWE one for public Rd. 00:22:26
improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection project and authorized chair to sign Magnus Land Holdings LLC. 00:22:34
Like an Air green with what kind of public works? This need of dedication is associated with the northeast quadrant of the County 00:22:44
Road 21 and State Highway 66 Intersection Improvements project. It's parcel RWE Dash 1. 00:22:50
Bill County partners with CDOT through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023 allowing CDOT to 00:22:57
perform design right away, acquisition and construction management of this project and then Weld County is providing financial 00:23:04
financial contribution for its share of the project. C dot has settled, paid for and closed this property. The property owner has 00:23:10
signed the deed of dedication to convey the 0.366 acres of road right away to Weld County. Adidas dedication was provided on pass 00:23:17
around dated May 28th, 2024. 00:23:23
Approved by all 5 Commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:23:30
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of. 00:23:33
Motion by Commissioner Freeman for acceptance of the deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner James. Further discussion. 00:23:41
Hearing none all in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign and that acceptance Adidas dedication for the public 00:23:51
road right away passes 5 to 0 and #4 consider acceptance of deed of dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain 00:23:57
property. RW E2 for public Rd. improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection project and authorized chair to 00:24:04
sign Magnus Land Holdings LLC. 00:24:10
Eric Green with Hope County Public Works Department The dedication is associated with the SE Quadrant 121 and State Highway 66 00:24:18
Intersection Improvements Project Parcel RWE Dash 2. 00:24:24
Will County partnered with C dot through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023. C dot has 00:24:31
settled, paid for, and closed the property. 00:24:36
The property owner has signed the Deed of Dedication to convey the 0.369 acres of road right away to Weld County. The Deed of 00:24:42
Dedication was provided in a pass around dated May 28th, 2024 and approved by all 5 Commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:24:49
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of being. 00:24:57
Any questions? 00:25:02
Move to prove the resolution 2nd. 00:25:04
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of the acceptance of deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner saying further 00:25:07
discussion. 00:25:09
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign, and that item passes 5 to 0. 00:25:13
Item number 5 consider acceptance of the dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain. 00:25:23
Property Republic Rd. Improvements for County Road 21 and state Highway 66 intersection project Authorized Share to sign Richard E 00:25:27
Richie E Payette Trust and Linda A Payette Trust. 00:25:33
Morning Eric Green Republican and Public Works. This, due to dedication, is associated with the southwest quadrant of the world 00:25:39
Canada 21 State Highway 66 Intersection Improvements Project parcel RWE Dash 3R EV. 00:25:46
Will County partnered with CDOT through an intergovernmental agreement signed by the Board on November 7th, 2023. C dot has 00:25:53
settled, paid for and closed property. The property owners have signed the Deed of Dedication to convey the 0.203 acres of Rd. 00:25:59
driveway. 12 County. The Deed of Dedication was provided in a pass around dated May 28th, 2024 to file 5 commissioners to include 00:26:05
on the agenda. 00:26:11
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance. 00:26:17
Any questions for 2nd? 00:26:23
Motion by Commissioner Freeman for acceptance of the deed of dedication. Second by Commissioner, but further discussion. 00:26:26
None. All those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign, and that item passes 5 to 0. 00:26:34
Item number six consider acceptance of deed of dedication for public road right away for purchase of certain property for public 00:26:42
Rd. improvements for County Road 21 and State Highway 66 intersection. Project authorized share to sign Glen Mayor Randy Mayer and 00:26:46
Shirley cough. 00:26:51
Eric Greenwald County Public Works Department is due to dedication is associated with the northwest quadrant of the County Road 21 00:26:57
and State Highway 66 intersection improvements project. This is parcel RWE Dash 4. 00:27:03
Opening partnered with CDOT through another intergovernmental agreement signed by the board on November 7, 2023, CDOT has settled, 00:27:10
paid for and closed the property. 00:27:15
Property owners have signed the deed of dedication to convey the 0.334 acres of road right away 12. 00:27:20
The Deed of Dedication was provided in the past. Round date May 28th, 2024. 00:27:27
5 commissioners to include on the agenda. 00:27:32
Staff is asking for the board to authorize the chair signature for acceptance of. 00:27:35
Great. Any questions for we'll approve the resolution. 00:27:41
Motion by Commissioner James for approval of the deed of dedication for public road right away. Second by Commissioner Buck. 00:27:44
Further discussion. 00:27:47
And then all those in favor signify by saying aye aye all opposed same sign. And that item carries 5 to 0. 00:27:52
Thank you. 00:27:59
Item number 7 and second reading of Code Ordinance 20/24/07 in the matter of repealing and reenacting with amendments, Chapter 7, 00:28:01
Emergency Medical Services of the Weld County Code. 00:28:06
Motion by Commissioner James to read by title only, second by Commissioner Buck. Any discussion? 00:28:13
None. Those in favor signify by saying aye, aye opposed, same sign, and reading by title only passes 5 to 0. 00:28:18
2024, Dash 07, in the manner of repealing and reenacting with amendments, Chapter 7, Emergency Medical Services of the World 00:28:27
County Code. 00:28:31
Do we have any presentation on this? 00:28:37
Mr. Chairman, there's no changes since the last reading. 00:28:41
With that, because this is a code ordinance adoption, I would open this up for public. 00:28:46
Does anybody that wishes to speak to Court Ordinance 202407? If so, please feel free to come forward to the podium. Keep your 00:28:52
comments to three minutes and. 00:28:58
Please come forward. 00:29:04
All right, so now I'm going to close the link comment. 00:29:06
And bring this matter back. 00:29:09
Mr. Abboud approved on second reading Code Ordinance 2024, Dash 07. 00:29:11
Motion by Commissioner James to approve on second reading Code Ordinance 20/24/07 in the matter repealing and reenacting with 00:29:17
amendments Chapter 7, Emergency Medical Services as well County Code second by Commissioner Freeman. Further discussion. 00:29:24
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign and code ordinance 2024 dash O7 passes on 2nd 00:29:31
greeting. That concludes new business and brings us to planning item number one. Consider termination of Rd. maintenance agreement 00:29:38
for use by special review permit. Good morning. 00:29:46
Jasmine Trio Martinez with planning Services regarding the road maintenance agreement for USR 19-0015 Equal Properties, LLC, I 00:29:54
submitted a pass around for your review dated May 14th, 2024 and supported by all 5 commissioners. We respectfully request that 00:30:02
the Board approve the termination of the road maintenance agreement as a result of the vacation of USR 19-0015 that was approved 00:30:09
on May 13th, 2024 during the regular meeting. Thank you. 00:30:16
Any questions for Jasmine? 00:30:25
Second motion from Commissioner FREEMAN for approval. 00:30:28
Of the termination of Rd. Maintenance agreement for use by special review permit USR 19-0015 for H2S2, LLC. Second by Commissioner 00:30:32
James. Further discussion. 00:30:37
Hearing none, all those in favor signify by saying aye aye. All opposed. Same sign. And that item passes 5 to 0. Thank you, Jeff. 00:30:43
Yes, yes, if I could. 00:30:53
In addition, folks in the audience who might want to speak to us and then we have time before our 10:00 land use hearings. Would 00:30:56
we move? 00:30:59
We approve or extend the public comment time to 30 minutes today. Is that a formal motion? Yes, for James. All right. There's a 00:31:02
motion from Commissioner James to extend the public hearing time to 30 minutes. Is there a second, second, second by Commissioner 00:31:07
Buck? Any further discussion? 00:31:12
80632 if anybody wishes to come first, don't mind, just come on up the podium. State your name and address for the record. 00:31:58
Thank you. 00:32:05
Board of Commissioners, My name is Dusty Johnson. I'm running to be the next state representative for House District 63. My 00:32:09
address is 16203 County Road 19, Fort Morgan Co 8/07/01 and if you want my cell phone it's 9703701154. House District 63 is 7 00:32:17
counties. It includes the northeast region which is Morgan, Logan, Phillips, Cedric, Washington and portions of Wells. Proud to 00:32:26
say I have the most land mass in Wells County. We have the oil and gas rigs, the cattle. 00:32:34
Also want to bring in common sense water planning. Water is huge every single year and we are losing it because we are not at the 00:33:18
table to talk about it. I also do want to talk about healthcare and making sure we're accountable for coding and transparency for 00:33:26
our patients and the public. So those are my 4 platforms but every issue matters out here. Every single house district as you are 00:33:33
aware has 88,800 people. Every vote out of 300 members counts the same. We just need to make sure we have someone who's firm. 00:33:41
Still 3 minutes. 00:34:21
Still got about a minute left. Yeah, I know. It's so confusing because it's in that area. It was 646563. So I just say Northeast 00:34:22
region because everything. 00:34:27
Changes. So at least much of my understanding is your 5 districts, 3 districts in that large kind of stay the same for the folks 00:34:32
in the areas. So again, local control makes sense and state government confuses things with numbers so we can make sure we get 00:34:37
common sense. 00:34:42
And I. 00:34:49
Thank you. Good luck. Just. 00:34:53
Thanks. Does anybody else wish to come forth and make public comment? 00:34:55
Good morning. 00:35:02
I just stand here. I can sit right now. You can sit there at the microphone, you can stand the podium, whichever you'd like. 00:35:05
My voice in the back of the room. 00:35:11
They still got a hearing online though so. 00:35:13
Good morning. Is this on OK? 00:35:15
First of all, I'd like to thank Laurie Thayne for continuing to present this incredible resolution before the commissioners, and I 00:35:19
appreciate your time and listening to it, reading it, studying it. And what I ask is that you please, if you don't like this one, 00:35:28
please come up with something that is going to protect our farmers and ranchers rights against federal government. 00:35:38
Federal government is intruding with EPA, federal government is intruding with FEMA, federal government is intruding with the Army 00:35:48
Corps of Engineers. And as Attorney Barker well knows, this has to stop. I have been talking with many people in other states 00:35:56
about this and for example, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah have all are all following this now with great interest because this 00:36:03
will serve as a template. 00:36:11
For counties in the United States. 00:36:19
Finally, clarify the boundaries of federal in states. 00:36:21
It defines exactly what authorities federal does and does not have in the United States. And it would be really awesome if, for 00:36:28
example, the, well, county commissioners came up with a a really easy to understand brochure for the public that shows the public 00:36:36
exactly where federal's enumerated powers exist and don't exist. So that that tools them up and equips them to better fight 00:36:44
federal. 00:36:51
Federal is costing the state of Colorado. 00:37:00
We need an audit. 00:37:03
It'd be really interesting to find out exactly how much money is lost with our producers. 00:37:05
In the downtime that they accrue, going to the Capitol and testifying, coming here and testifying, going to meetings just to 00:37:13
protect the property. And that's your job. Your job is to protect our property. We shouldn't have to spend I I. 00:37:21
I listened to a gentleman last night who has just recently in his retirement. He has now lost $60,000 in attorney fees trying to 00:37:29
back off federal all by himself. And the Big Thompson S Platte Ditch Company has now accrued over $40,000 in attorneys fees trying 00:37:36
to back off FEMA. 00:37:44
So we're just asking for the county commissioners to take their oath very seriously and protect the residents of Weld County, 00:37:53
Colorado, the number four largest producing county in the United States. 00:37:59
Ronnie, we know you, but if you don't mind, for the record, would you state your name? I am so sorry. I apologize. I'll let you 00:38:08
go. I was thinking about. 00:38:11
With a million other things. But anyhow, thank you. I'm Ronnie Sylvester and. 00:38:16
My husband is Chuck Sylvester and we farmed down in the what they call the Godfrey Bottom and LaSalle Colorado and we also have 00:38:23
lost a lot of. 00:38:28
Revenue trying to fight federal and also the state and county on, on things that we should never have to address. 00:38:34
The reason why I missed this past Monday, and I do apologize for that, is because I'm the space. I'm retired. Farmers are out in 00:38:45
the field busy. 00:38:50
Planting and and so forth and so on. And so they asked me to please. 00:38:56
You know, try to help them. That's the only reason why I'm here. 00:39:02
Of Shanghai County, of course I believe in the Constitution as to do you, but say we pass this and say the EPA continues to 00:39:48
overreach, which I agree they are. What is your expectation then of of this board of county commissioners? 00:39:55
The county commissioners are the most powerful in the state as far as authority. You do have the right to tell any overreach. 00:40:40
Remember the keyword is overreach. Anything outside of federal's enumerated powers. It's not like a blanket no, no, no. You know, 00:40:48
you have to look at the enumerated powers, which I think again, if you came up with a really simple brochure for the public to 00:40:56
understand and this communications, I agree with people absolutely. 00:41:04
Exactly, and in respect to Dusty, who testified earlier, I'd be happy to visit with her about water. 00:41:12
And could perhaps be the best place to do this is perhaps you and I know, I know, I know, I just connect offline. I would really 00:41:19
enjoy it. You do have the authority and my my suggestion is that if if for example, a attorney Barker does not like this, that you 00:41:26
all come up with something that will in fact protect. 00:41:32
This county from federal outside of its enumerated powers. That's all I'm asking. 00:41:40
Let's let's connect offline. I'd love to do that. 00:41:48
Will connect to outside of this meeting. I I would really enjoy it. Oh OK, thank you. Have you managed to help the Big Thompson 00:41:51
Godfrey ditch back off FEMA I again I'm not too sure my authority is but we'll have that conversation on why. Thank you I 00:41:58
appreciate that anybody else have any questions Yes. So I just want to tell you that. 00:42:05
I it says on here further results. So this is the action that this resolution says that the board of firms it will not enforce 00:42:14
against any citizen any federal law is unconstitutionally infringing upon the right of the people while counting to keep or use 00:42:20
your non navigable water. That is you're correct. That is something we can do, but we can also declare that the Constitution. 00:42:27
Is our governing document and that they need to stay within the reach of the Constitution. So I think it's a comment upon us to 00:42:33
one listen to you. I did ask for continuance on Monday so that you could come and speak for the rest of the farmers and ranchers. 00:42:41
Unfortunately that was denied. But I'm glad you're speaking now and we should we're very least it's incumbent upon us to use our 00:42:48
boy pulpit to remind the federal government and tell them this is not constitutional what you are doing to these people. 00:42:56
And at least we can have that for you to stand upon that Weld County says this is unconstitutional. 00:43:04
That gives you some support that you need and and perhaps your case needs. 00:43:11
Because somebody needs to recognize that. And, and as you said, we're one of the most powerful voices in the state. We should be 00:43:16
using that voice for you. This is unfair, it's unconstitutional, and it's going to break the backbone of agriculture, which we 00:43:24
desperately need. We need an economy and we need it to to feed the people around us. So what you brought for us and helped with 00:43:31
the writing of this resolution, it really does mirror a resolution that we passed for the Second Amendment Sanctuary. 00:43:38
I wasn't aware there's a time limit because I thought we had 30 minutes standing at the moment, so I'm sorry that's you need to 00:43:46
run the meeting by Roberts. 00:43:51
I don't believe you are, but you'd like for me to shut up also. 00:43:58
No, ma'am, I haven't asked you to sit. 00:44:01
All right, so and I guess in closing, I will say. 00:44:05
I think it's incredibly important to listen to because that is our job first. 00:44:10
It's our job for us to listen to you. 00:44:15
And then the second job of a patriot is to take action what you've done here by showing up today for the rest of your community. 00:44:18
And to take action and any means we possibly can or that's a resolution of proclamation or showing up with you to court and say 00:44:25
this is not constitutional, which I'm happy to do by the way. I appreciate that. Thank you very much. And I would like to put a 00:44:31
little addendum on that. I did look over. 00:44:36
Senator Kirk Myers dredging bill and it includes the EPA and whomever and federal government. It's almost kind of like a mother. 00:44:43
May I, you know, please have your permission to go ahead and proceed with this. So it does not address this at all. They're 00:44:49
totally unrelated, completely unrelated. 00:44:55
So thank you, though, for referring me to Miss Kirk Myers, Bill, and thank you, Commissioner saying, for recognizing the 00:45:01
importance of the well County constituents to speak. 00:45:09
Thank you very much, Mr. No other questions. 00:45:18
Thank you. 00:45:23
Is anybody else in the public wish to make comment today? 00:45:24
Good morning. Don't forget to mention your name and address for the records. 00:45:37
Good morning. My name is Scott Shulman. I'm at 38539 County Road 33 in Eden, Colorado. And I didn't want, I see you stopped 27 00:45:40
minutes left. So I wanted to use up part of that for you, but I actually just wanted to come up and as a as a citizen. 00:45:49
Say I completely agree with what commissioner saying is saying, and you know, I don't understand everything. I've read this 00:46:00
multiple times. If it was me, I would want to dumb it down a little bit. 00:46:05
Just so I understood better, but in my opinion and I deal with farmers and ranchers every day. I'm on the phone with them, I'm 00:46:12
talking to them, I'm out and filled with them daily. And in my opinion, if you guys it is that the easy thing is to do for you 00:46:18
guys to do nothing and sit back and say, yeah, that's. 00:46:24
The status quo is good, but I think that sends the wrong message because if you come out and you say as a as the county, we 00:46:30
believe that the federal government shouldn't overstep their boundary and shouldn't have that power to step in and take water from 00:46:37
people because they just want to do so. I think if you come out and just make that statement, it says a lot to our farmers and 00:46:44
ranchers in this county and it it. 00:46:50
Let them know you're behind them. 00:46:57
And if you don't come out and say you're behind them, then all of a sudden they say they must be against us. 00:47:00
The county must be on the side of the federal government and they must accept that the government can come in and take their 00:47:06
water. If you come out and say that we are behind the farmers, you know, I don't know where it goes. And I think Commissioner 00:47:12
James had some great points and I hadn't even thought of just sitting there. But I think if you don't do anything, that sends a 00:47:18
message just as much as if you do something. 00:47:23
Yeah. So I couldn't agree more with you and regarding protecting the farmers the fastest. 00:47:32
I don't believe we do have any authority, but if it's a matter of going to court with them. 00:47:38
And being there to show that we do support them, that's. 00:47:44
That's the. 00:47:47
The rub I'm having, it's a private property, they have to show that they're injured and then they have a case. But until that, I, 00:47:48
like I said, we will meet them in court to show that we do support them but. 00:47:54
I don't believe it is that we do have any authority. And it's almost like, well, pounding our chest, but it's not, there's no 00:48:00
resolution. There's no resolving that. That's the frustration that I'm having. But it's sending a message. It's not saying that 00:48:06
we're going to go fight your court case for you. It's sending a message saying we, we understand, we believe that as a county, we 00:48:13
don't think the federal government should be able to come in and take your water. 00:48:19
Proclamation, same. We state something that we feel strongly, but it's to me a resolution. We're not able to resolve anything and 00:48:27
it is as frustrating as all get out the. 00:48:32
A proclamation would be even better than doing nothing in my opinion. But. 00:48:38
I'll just say for the, for the record, we've, we've had the resolution proclamation. 00:48:44
I standing next to Ronnie in court and being next to her, it is a great thing that we as a county have the power to do this to to 00:49:24
say something and say this is not right and this is unconstitutional. 00:49:31
Thank you so much, Scott. 00:49:39
Anybody else from the public wish to make comment today? 00:49:41
Since we still have 20 minutes left, I'll take a couple. My name is Edwin Wayne Grant, but he called me Eddie. I'm from Grey. I'm 00:49:56
a native. 20/22/21 Tenth Avenue, 1314 23rd Ave. Court, 2411 27th Ave. Place is kind of interesting. It good as the federal 00:50:02
government certain things to do. 00:50:08
Article the Article 3, article one, Section 8 is the federal government certain things to do 24 like 20, two dozen, 25 things deal 00:51:02
with dealing with the federal issues, deal with the coins, have the money. He has the alien tribes, 567 Indian tribes in North 00:51:08
America. Well, you know, in the United States. So they have to deal with everything from A-Z. Fine, I get it. It's tough to deal 00:51:15
with an animal reservation and all this kind of stuff, but they keep infringing on everybody else. It's like dealing with an 800 00:51:21
LB gorilla anymore. 00:51:28
Thank you. 00:51:34
Thank you. 00:51:36
Anybody else wish to make public comment today? 00:51:38
All right, seeing none, I'll go ahead and close public comment. And it is 939. We stand adjourned till 10:00 AM public hearings. 00:51:42
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