Gilpin Commissioners Meeting
By Matthew Carter
The Gilpin Board of County Commissioners met on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at the Gilpin County Courthouse. In attendance were Commissioner Buddy Schmalz, Gail Watson, Commissioner Linda Isenhart, County Manager Roger Baker, and County Attorney Brad Benning.
Community Services Block Grant
A community action plan in regards to assistance for needy families covering 2015 to 2018 was approved by the commissioners. This action plan was submitted by Human Services Director Betty Donovan. It is designed to be a continuation of the action plan that had been put into action previously. The Action plan was approved with a vote of 3-0. Director Donovan also clarified that the agreement between Gilpin County and Jefferson County in regards to enforcement of child support was extended throughout 2015.
Request to Fill Positions
A request was made to create and fill the position of Office Assistant/Hotline Worker for the Human Services Department. The proposed position would be a temporary one and allow the child abuse and neglect hotline to better serve the community.
A request was also made to fill the position of Assistant Coordinator and an additional Office Assistant for Recreation Services. Both positions were approved 3-0 by the Commissioners.
Clerk & Recorder Monthly Report
Clerk & Recorder Colleen Stewart reported that revenue for the year of 2014 is expected to surpass $1,800,000 in revenue. The expected amount finalizes that 2014 was a strong year. It demonstrates that the Clerk & Recorder’s Office is continuing to experience a steady stream of growth over the last four years. Of course much of the collected revenue has to be sent on to the state.
Annual Ambulance Inspections
The Gilpin Ambulance Authority was approved to have its license with Gilpin County renewed. Five ambulances were inspected by the county and passed inspection. Surrounding agencies and licensing complications were also discussed in order to clarify a better plan to serve the community.
County Attorney Status Report
County Attorney Brad Benning reported that there are no new developments in pending legal actions involving the county. Case status was reviewed in the meeting, though there was nothing new to report.
County Manager Roger Baker was able to report that the Gilpin County Public Library Board of Trustees recommended Ann Wyss and Alisha Parkhurst to the vacant spots on the Board. The vote was 3-0 in approval of these recommendations.
Department of Local Affairs Transportation Grant
The County is pursuing transportation options for non-emergent medical transportation for residents that have no other option for transportation. The County is working on finalizing details with the Department of Local Affairs to provide this service.
Notice of Public Meeting
Coffee with the Commissioners will be held on February 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the Gilpin County Courthouse. This will event will also give the public the opportunity to welcome newly elected Gilpin County Commissioner Linda Isenhart.
The Next scheduled meeting for the Commissioners is on February 10th, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd floor of the Gilpin County Courthouse, 203 Eureka Street, Central City, Colorado.
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