NEWS: Wed. Sept. 8, 2010

Sep 8th @ 3:52 pm in Uncategorized by Scott Staley

Delta City Council is wasting no time in getting started on the 2011 city budget. Some of the key things they’re taking into consideration is the potential impact Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 will have on the city.  The Delta County Independent explains that those three measures will be on this fall’s ballot and could have a negative effect on the city’s revenues.  If cuts have to be made City Manager Joe Kerby says they would come from 3 primary areas, general fund, citywide capital improvement fund and the rec. center fund.  At the work session last week Kerby and the department heads shared their ideas on how they can streamline the budget if those initiatives pass.
Source: Delta County Independent (Posted 3:47p by Jim Kapp)

Earlier today members of the Boyd Group International and Montrose County Commissioners and staff met with the public. The meeting was called for Boyd to present their findings regarding due diligence concerning County support for EXTRA Aircraft, a German airplane manufacturing company. The meeting was continued without even as much as a presentation from Boyd.   Commissioner Gary Ellis reassured the crowd how important this is that it’s done right. Earlier today new information came to light from EXTRA and now the Boyd report is being edited. The next meeting is expected to be later this month…..(Posted 3:53p by Jim Kapp)

The U.S. Forest Service is taking aggressive measures as it makes plans to battle the investation of bark beetles. According to the Daily Sentinel, they’re planning on cutting more than 14,000 acres of trees near communities and in more than 350 recreation sites.  The agency came up with this contingency plan when U.S. Sen. Mark Udall asked how they plan on spending the $30 million to deal with this problem.  Udall is sponsoring a bill to provide more help for the infestation.
Source: Daily Sentinel (Posted 5:22p by Jim Kapp)

SunEdison is pleased to announce that it is moving forward with its proposal to develop and operate a 2 Megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar energy array system on a site located northeast of the intersection of Ouray County Road 10 and US Highway 550 near Ridgway, Colorado.  SunEdison will conduct an open house in the Ouray County 4-H Event Center on Thursday, September 16, 2010 between 5:30-7:30 PM to give the public an opportunity to review its plans for the facility…
Source: Press Release  (Posted 5:25p by Jim Kapp)

This Friday afternoon, Senator Bruce Whitehead will join Montrose City Councilor Bill Patterson with a stroll down Main Street Montrose. Sen. Whitehead will talk with the citizens of Montrose to see what issues are important to them.  The public is invited to come by and meet Senator Whitehead and tell him what issues concern you.    The purpose of this meet and walk is to give Sen Whitehead an idea of what’s important to the people and what he can do to represent you as your Senator….
Source: News Release  (Posted 5:26p by Jim Kapp)