Commissioners to hearyouth services update
Reports and discussions about the county’s child and youth services will take up a good portion of today’s Garfield County commissioners meeting.YouthZone’s Debbie Wilde will report on Garfield County’s youth services’ status at 10:15 a.m. Wilde’s report will be followed by a discussion on plans for child care capacities and quality enhancements within the county. Commissioners will also receive an update on children with special health care needs.Before the lunch break, Richard Doran and Brenda Buchanan of “Kids Voting Colorado” will update commissioners on the program, which educates and involves children in the voting process. At the meeting, commissioners will also discuss:Between 8 and 10 a.m.• An energy impact application for Mountain Family Health Center.• Renewing the ban on open fires in Garfield County (excluding the Flat Tops area within the White River National Forest).• Considering an agreement with Sweetwater Community Club.After 10:15 a.m.• A request for Rio Grande Trail construction funds.All Garfield County Board of County Commissioners’ meetings are held across 8th St. from the Garfield County Courthouse at 108 8th St., Room 100, in Glenwood Springs unless otherwise noted. As usual, all county commissioner meetings include two opportunities for public comments from citizens not on the agenda: one at 8 a.m. and another at 1 p.m. Comments may be limited to five minutes each. Each meeting also includes an update from county manager Ed Green, county attorney Don DeFord, commissioner reports, and a consent agenda, among other items. The commissioners’ next meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4. Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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