The Montrose City Council meets for their Work Session beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday followed by a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. On the Work Session agenda: BLM Project Manager Samantha Staley will update the Council on the BLM’s Resource Management plan for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.
Rotary Fireworks Committee member Ken Sherbenou will also be on hand representing the all volunteer service club with a request for a permit for the upcoming annual 4th of July fireworks display in Montrose.
The Council will reconvene at approximately 7 p.m. for their regular meeting and will consider a second reading of an Ordinance prohibiting the sale of marijuana and marijuana related products within city limits. The Ordinance prohibiting most of the recent amendment to the state constitution legalizing pot was drafted by City Attorney Stephen Alcorn. Alcorn says he urges the public to attend the hearing and voice their opinions.
Councilors will also consider a pair of Public Works related items. The first involves the installation of 200-automated water meters on a trial basis. The work involves changing the radio transmitter that will now communicate the meter’s reading directly to Public Works personnel at the main office—doing away with the need to have a worker drive by meters and read them semi-manually. The initial cost of the changeover is $29, 200.00. If the trail-run goes well, staff will recommend that automated meter systems be installed throughout the entire city.
Councilors will also consider an amendment to their contract with the state of Colorado Energy Office for grant funding to help pay for installing a solar voltaic system at the city’s Sunset Mesa Communications site.