Increased landfill, RV campground rates effective Oct. 1
After comparing local facilities to others in the region, the Phillips County Board of Commissioners decided to increase rental rates at the fairgrounds. New rates for the Harvest Park RV campground went into effect Tuesday, Oct. 1.
The new rate is $30 per day, compared to the old rate of $25 for the first day and $15 per day thereafter. A new weekly rate is set at $165. The cost for four weeks (28 days) is $600, up $250 from the previous rate. Dry camping is set at $10 per night, and check-out time remains at 2 p.m.
Rate changes have also been approved for the event center and the pavilion at the fairgrounds. They will be publicized later in the month.
New rates at the landfill also went into effect Oct. 1. They saw an increase of approximately 10% across the board. The new minimum charge for loads less than 500 pounds is $8. A full rate schedule was published in the classified section of the Sept. 26 edition of the Enterprise.
Raceway improvements planned
At the Sept. 30 board meeting, commissioners reported that improvements were being made to the track at Phillips County Fairgrounds.
Matt Firme, Justin Bussell and Ed Glennemeier had previously met with the board to discuss covering the track rock with 4-6 inches of Western Potato tare dirt, changing bank angles and repacking for better performance.
Commissioners granted permission for Firme and Bussell to use County road graders to work the track.
Road and bridge department purchases equipment
Last month, the Phillips County road and bridge department made two significant purchases. A Walk ‘n’ Roll packer was bought for $22,275 from LyCox Enterprises Inc. The department also purchased a 550-gallon MAS fuel trailer from Mor-Line Equipment at a cost of $7,896.
Local organizations report
Throughout September, the board of commissioners met with several individuals representing different entities. Steve Firme presented the year-to-date accomplishments of the Veterans Service Office. Trisha Herman of Phillips County Economic Development also reviewed highlights from the past year.
Kristie Ham of Northeast Colorado Postsecondary Workforce Readiness gave a presentation as well. NECOPWR hosts career fairs for eighth graders in the region in order to start conversations about job trades with the students. A career fair will be held at the event center Jan. 22, 2020.
In other business during the month of September, commissioners:
— Approved a temporary liquor license for Blisties through Jan. 9, 2020.
— Sold K-9 and equipment to Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
— Donated money to Phillips County Arts Council, harvest snack sacks and Generation Good Respect.
— Approved the use of all fairgrounds facilities June 1-7, 2020, for the Platte Valley Rodeo Bible Camp at a reduced nonprofit rate.
— Met with Jim Edwards and Les Archuleta of Platinum Technologies to discuss technology changes and equipment needs for 2020, and the board agreed to retain IT data for two years.