Town of Rico
July 2002 Newsletter

July Town Board Meeting

The date for the July Town Board Meeting has been moved from Wednesday, July 17th to Monday, July 15th. The meeting will still be conducted at 7:00 PM.

July Town Board Agenda
Call to Order
Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes: June 19, 2002
Approval of Bills
Approval of Treasurer’s Report
Public Comment

Standing Committee Report
a. Rico Renaissance MOU Committee
b. Planning Commission

Staff Report
a. Town Manager
b. Public Works
c. Town Clerk
d. Town Attorney

Old Business
a. Adoption of an Ordinance Model Traffic Code/2nd Reading

New Business
a. Adoption of Intergovernmental Agreement with Dolores County regarding development outside Town limits
b. Adoption of Intergovernmental Agreement with Southwest Regional Transportation Planning Commission
c. Selection of architect (R.M. Bell) for Courthouse Preservation Project
d. Adoption of Contract with Department of Local Affairs regarding San Juan Skyway Planning Project
e. Adoption of Ordinance appropriating $95,000.00 for the San Juan Skyway Planning Project
f. Adoption of 2001 Audit for the Town of Rico
g. Discussion on developing a trash ordinance
h. Discussion on disbanding the MOU Committee


Water Conservation

The Board of Trustees strongly encourages the public to practice water conservation during this severe drought year. If the drought continues, water restrictions may be implemented.

Dolores County Health Clinic

The next Rico Well Family Clinic will be held on July 11th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

If you have any questions about the services offered, contact Joyce Waller at 677-2387.

Regular Meeting Dates and Times

All meetings are conducted at the Rico Town Hall.

Ordinance No. 2002-2: An Emergency Ordinance Enacting a Fire Ban

The Town has adopted a fire ban ordinance. The following fires or burning are prohibited until repealed: outdoor burning; campfires; trash fires; the use of charcoal and other non-gas grills; welding and the use of torches except in contained areas free of flammable material; smoking outdoors in any area where flammable materials exists on the ground; lighting of fireworks; and, igniting of explosives.

A complete copy of the ordinance is available for public inspection at the Town Hall.

San Juan Skyway Project

The Town of Rico has agreed to be the lead agency in a regional grant to develop a conservation plan to preserve scenic corridors along the San Juan Skyway. The amount of the grant is $95,000. Ouray County, San Miguel County, Montezuma County, and San Juan County are the other participants. The planning grant is being funded by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs via the Energy Impact Assistance Fund via the Colorado Heritage Planning Grant Program.

A well-researched and comprehensive plan is a critical first step in obtaining funding to preserve open space, develop trails, and protect the environmental quality of life in Rico.

The Fort Lewis College Office of Community Services is serving an important role in this regional planning effort.

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