La Plata County commissioners appeared likely to make a decision today about the makeup of San Juan Basin Health Department's board, but that seemed unlikely to include actual appointments.
Commissioners for La Plata and Archuleta counties, the two counties served by the department, were scheduled to gather this morning to discuss the future of the health board.
At La Plata County commissioner's Tuesday meeting they laid out what they hoped to accomplish at the meeting.
After a short discussion, they settled on a likely course, labeled "option B" in a staff report, of determining how many members the health board would have, where the representatives would come from and the length of their terms.
"I think we're all in agreement that option B seems like that way we would precede," Commissioner Kellie Hotter said.
It will be up to each board of commissioners' chairperson to make the actual appointments. That is Hotter for La Plata County and Robert Moomaw for Archuleta County.
They have until July 7 to make the appointments.
The restructuring is in response to state legislation passed last year that requires counties across the state to take a fresh look at their health departments.
A proposal to have commissioners from the two counties replace San Juan Basin Health Department's current board has faced fierce criticism as public meetings on their proposal.
Today's meeting takes place 9-11:30 a.m. at the La Plata County Courthouse.