ADMINISTRATOR’S MONTHLY UPDATE
for the TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES and the MANCOS COMMUNITY
This Monthly Update is a supplemental report for inclusion in the Town Board of Trustees agenda packet, distributing to the community, and for posting on the Town website. It is for informational purposes. Items herein may or may not warrant Board of Trustees discussion, and do not require action unless noted on the meeting agenda.
LOW-COST RABIES AND DOG LICENSING CLINIC
On Saturday, April 9, the Town of Mancos and the Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital are sponsoring a low cost rabies vaccination and town dog licensing event. The event will be held at the vet clinic from 8:00 am to noon. Rabies shots are provided at a discounted rate of $10.00 per animal and the annual town dog license is $15.00 for dogs that are fixed and $20.00 for dogs that are not neutered or spayed.
2016 MUNICIPAL ELECTION RESULTS
On Tuesday, April 5th registered voters of the town of Mancos cast 265 votes. Election judges spent the day counting and marking ballots provided through mail-in or those that were dropped off at town hall. This year’s voter turnout was 39.3%. Ellen “Queenie” Barz was elected Mayor and will serve a four-year term. Ed Hallam, Matthew Baskin and Craig Benally will serve four-year terms as trustees and Fred Brooks and Lorraine Becker will serve two-year terms as trustees. Michele Black will continue to serve as a trustee through April of 2018. The SB152 “opt out” ballot question 2A passed with 85% of voters affirming the question. The new board will be sworn in at the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees on April 27th.
SPRING TOWN MAINTENANCE
As the weather has warmed up, streets crews are out and about working on infrastructure maintenance throughout town. Road grading, street sweeping, and flushing of sewer lines are just some of the areas of regular maintenance that staff is working on this month. During the sewer line maintenance this spring, crews are finding build up of FOGs (fats, oils, and grease) and other items that do not belong in the sewer lines. The town reminds residents “Don’t Flush That!” Staff will be stepping up the grease trap inspection process with commercial kitchens in town and encourages residents to be cognizant of the substances that are being put down household drains or flushed.
PARKS MANAGER AND SEASONALS RECRUITMENT
Leslie Hopkins-Skala, long time Parks Coordinator, is moving on to Arizona. The town is advertising now for a new Parks Manager, who will be responsible for all parks maintenance activities. The full time position includes benefits. The selected candidate must have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in the maintenance of parks, buildings, properties, landscaping, and mechanical equipment and knowledge of parks and recreation management practices, including turf management and weed management. Applications are accepted at town hall through April 15 at 5:00 pm. The town will also be advertising in the next two weeks for two parks seasonal positions. These individuals work approximately 20-25 hours per week and are employed from May to October.