The Mancos Town Board unanimously approved a boundary adjustment request by the Mancos Conservation District at the board’s regular meeting Wednesday night.
The district looks to change the boundary between two of its own adjacent land plats, for a better configuration for future potential projects. The current configuration consists of “two long, skinny lots,” said Town Administrator Heather Alvarez, and the adjustment would divide the parcel north-south, rather than east-west.
The two plats are at the northwestern corner of the Willow Street and Bauer Avenue intersection. They house one building and two sheds, which are all grandfathered in according to setback standards.
Gretchen Rank, representing the Mancos Conservation District, said Wednesday night that they might like to use the space to create affordable housing options for the group’s AmeriCorps employees, who work on a limited stipend.
Alvarez said staff is fine with the adjustment, although a special exception for the setback standards would be required. The special exception request will go before the Planning Commission.
The boundary adjustment approval came with conditions, including that the shed on the northern parcel be removed within 30 days of special exception approval, and that the shed situated on the southern plot be removed within 60 days of completion of the new Montezuma School to Farm Project garden space or Dec. 31, 2020, whichever comes first.
Other businessDuring a workshop before the meeting, the board honed in on fund distributions to local agencies and which organizations should receive money.Trustees also talked about encouraging good snow removal practices, along with trash issues downtown, arising because of a lack of dumpster space.The board voted to authorize staff to advertise for bids to replace the roof at Town Hall, which has been leaking since 2015, according to staff.Alvarez said that staff had been expecting to include the roof bids in their 2020 budget request to the board; however, this winter’s snowfall has revealed leaks in the flat roof.
“We don’t want to incur additional damage, mold issues or repair costs by waiting until 2020,” she wrote in a report.
The repair costs will be for a maximum of $67,000, coming from general fund, water fund and sewer fund reserves.
Trustees authorized staff to send a letter of support to D&L Construction to include in a state grant application for the company to purchase a crusher with a magnet.The grant would be provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. D&L Construction wants to recycle concrete into an aggregate accepted by the Colorado Department of Transportation. The aggregate that could then be used in street and asphalt repairs, according to staff.
Now, the town’s concrete is sent to the Montezuma County Landfill.
“The town currently has quite a bit of old concrete that has been dumped at the old landfill property,” Alvarez wrote in her report. “It has been there for many, many years because it doesn’t degrade.”
The Feb. 27 board meeting has been changed to a governance workshop held at Dolores Town Hall, 420 Central Ave. in Dolores. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m.