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Phillips Co. recognized by Enterprise Sub Zone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Phillips County was recognized by the Northeast Colorado Enterprise Sub Zone with the project receiving the most contributions in 2009, reported Phillips County Commissioners at their Friday, Feb. 26 meeting.

Phillips County’s new Event Center received contributions of $66,263.43 that were channeled through the Enterprise Zone. Those contributors were able to take advantage of the Colorado tax credit offered by the Enterprise Zone.

During the month of February, Commissioners also adopted a supplemental budget for 2009. The supplemental budget included $14,680 of additional appropriation for the General Fund, $241,190 additional appropriation for the Capital Expenditure Fund, $46,850 additional appropriation for the 911 Fund and $26,925 for the Fair Fund. The supplemental approvals were covered by higher than anticipated fund balances and/or unanticipated revenue.

Additionally, appointments for the various county boards were finalized. The following individuals were appointed or re-appointed for terms which had expired:

Phillips County Fairboard, Jim Helfer, Corey Koberstein and Ranae McCallum; West Phillips County Cemetery District, Reon Chaney; Phillips County Recreation District, Jim Tomky; Weed and Pest Advisory Board, Tony Krueger and Martin Olofson; Board of Adjustments, Mark Lutze and Leroy Michael; Planning Commission, Gary Koch; 911 Board, Susan Deslauriers, Rob Urbach and Bruce Mahnke; Veteran’s Service Officer, Reon Chaney; NE Colorado Housing, Keith Sharpe; and NE Colorado Revolving Loan Fund, George Michael and Leo Mailander.

Other business

In other business in the month of February, commissioners:

—noted the county purchased a new rotary broom attachment for the Walker mower used by the Maintenance department. It is used primarily for snow removal on sidewalks. The unit was purchased from Kurtzer’s LLC for $2,950.

—approved a subdivision exemption for Kramer Land Co., LLP for the sale of 2.5 acres to Randy Kramer in the N 1/2 of Section 7, T6N, R42W, as recommended by the Planning Commission.

—appointed Morgan County Commissioner Laura Teague to act on their behalf as the chief elected official for the Eastern Colorado Workforce. She will represent the region at state workforce meetings.

—reviewed five new natural gas drilling permits from Black Raven Energy. They are all located in the area north of Amherst.

—noted the county recently updated first aid kits in all vehicles and buildings. Weed and Pest Manager Wilbur Strickert was in charge of the update.

—noted the county recently accepted proposals for cleaning the public bathrooms at the new Event Center. Nine proposals were received. The job will be contracted to Debbie Hoffner at $275 per month.