Garfield County stakes out field for surveyor |

Garfield County stakes out field for surveyor

Staff Report

Garfield County has six applicants for its county surveyor job, and will release the finalists’ names Monday, Jan. 20, said county administrator Ed Green.”We’ve got applicants from Grand Junction, the Eastern Slope and from here,” Green said. “On Monday, the board (of commissioners) will pare it down to two or three names for interviews.”Green said the county typically pays its surveyor $90 to $100 per hour to work on specific projects, but the position is not a full-time job.Former Garfield County Surveyor Sam Phelps declined to run for re-election, and no one else stepped up to run for the position in the Nov. 5 election.In other business on Monday, county commissioners:-Authorized the county to buy 10 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicles, and two Ford F-250 Super Cab pickup trucks, from Grand Junction’s Western Slope Auto, for a total price of $289,692. Western Slope Auto was the low bidder for the 12 vehicles.-Agreed to buy medical liability insurance for the nonprofit Healthy Beginnings, at a cost of $30,000 per year. Garfield County also gives office space and accounting support for the agency, which provides prenatal care for low-income families.-Continued four land use hearings to the Feb. 18 county commissioner meeting. The hearings were for the Willey special use permit at 30414 Highway 6&24 outside Rifle, the Langegger subdivision exemption application for County Road 311 south of Silt, the Satterfield subdivision on County Road 306 south of Battlement Mesa, and the Boruch subdivision exemption at 8491 Highway 6&24 west of Parachute.The next regularly scheduled commissioner meeting is at 8:15 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20.

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