|County applies for tire grant|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Phillips County recently applied for a Waste Tire grant from the State of Colorado to help fund the Homesteaders Park playground project, reported commissioners at their Oct. 29 meeting.
Plans for a universally accessible playground at Homesteaders Park will still be primarily funded by a Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant, but the county won’t know if that funding is approved until December.
Last month, Brasby Construction from Fort Morgan completed construction of a new storage building at Phillips County Landfill. The county lost a building to high winds in April, so insurance coverage primarily paid for the new building.
Newly remodeled office space in the southeast corner of the Resource Center at 127 E. Denver St. has been leased to Jeff and Olga Sullivan for their real estate business, SellState ACE Realty.
Also in the month of October, commissioners gave Blackwolf Transport permission to apply a dust control product on the county road in and around the intersection of County Road 16 and County Road 34 where they have their home and business. The project will cover approximately 300 yards and be paid for by Blackwolf.
The board announced an open house at Phillips County Event Center will take place Sunday, Nov. 21 from 2-4 p.m. They hope to have the donor wall in place, and all county residents and Event Center donors are invited to attend.
Commissioners continue to work on next year’s budget.
In other business in the month of October, commissioners:
—held a reception honoring Gale Wiebers, maintenance supervisor for the past nine years, on Oct. 8, the date of his retirement.
—noted Dustin Speaker is the new employee recently hired by District 1 in Amherst.
—approved the purchase of a new mower for District 1 for $24,000 from G&M Implement in Sterling.
—approved a subdivision exemption application for Krueger Enterprises for the sale of a tract in the NE 1/4 of Section 27, T8N, R43W to Rick and Kristi Krueger.
—accepted the recommendation of the Planning Commission and approved a request to rezone a 20 acre tract in the NW 1/4 of Section 9, T8N, R43 W lying south of the railroad and across the road east of the Amherst branch of the Grainland Co-op elevator. The land will be zoned commercial.
—approved the sale of the county’s oldest ambulance for $3,500. With the recent purchase of a new ambulance, that leaves both Holyoke and Haxtun services with two ambulances each.
—wrote a letter of support for the Northeast Colorado Bookmobile. They lost the lease on their building and are trying to raise grant funds to construct a building of their own in Wray.