Commissioners Approve Bid for Sign, Send Out Letters Stating Positions

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners accepted a bid from I-C-E yesterday to put a new sign at Loudy Simpson Park.  The sign will be a digital display, similar to the one at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.  However the commissioners say this sign will be better, with more options and a better display.  It will also cost less.  The 4 and a half foot by 7 and a half foot sign will cost just under $13,500, which is about $2,000 under budget.  The savings will be used to install the sign.  The commissioners also approved a letter to Governor Hickenlooper, supporting a veto of Senate Bill 23, which would usurp Colorado water law to allow private water rights holders to retain those rights downstream.  The governor has already indicated he would veto the bill.  Another letter was sent from the commissioners to the BLM, that noted their support for running Gateway South Transmission lines through the existing energy corridor.  There are three proposals on the table, but one would have the lines running through a lot of private property, while another would cross Dinosaur National Monument.  The preferred route would place the lines in areas already used for similar activity.  The only opposition to that route would come from the state, which has a tunnel easement along that route.  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will make the final decision.

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