School, health issues on commissioners’ agenda |

School, health issues on commissioners’ agenda

Carrie Click

The Re-1 and Re-2 school districts will both make presentations at the Garfield County commissioners’ meeting on Monday.Representatives from both districts will discuss each of their ballot issues with commissioners. Re-1 staff will explain the district’s proposed $86 million school bond to pay to refurbish and build new school and district facilities, and Re-1’s $1.8 million mill levy override that, if voters approve it, will increase teacher salaries. Re-2 director of finance Christine Hamrick will present the district’s reasoning for a $2.7 million mill levy override, which if it passes will fund the opening of the new Coal Ridge High School and improve teacher salaries. After the districts’ presentations, the county’s Health Service Commission’s Bruce Christensen and Shelly Hanan will appear before the board to discuss developmental services.The county Board of Health will present a contract with the Colorado Department of Public Health regarding a children’s vaccine program, and the county Public Health will give program updates.The county’s Board of Social Services will give an update on the Colorado Benefits Management System. The new computer system has demonstrated some glitches statewide with Medicare and Medicaid payments, and food stamp distribution since it was put in place Sept. 1. However, Garfield County Social Services director Lynn Renick said, even with the new system, so far, her office has been able to keep on top of payments. Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518cclick@postindependent.commeeting lowdownThe Garfield County commissioners’ meeting will run from 8 a.m.-3:45 p.m., at 108 8th St. Room 100, on Monday, Oct. 18, in Glenwood Springs. As always, public comments from citizens not on the agenda are allowed at 8 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Those comments may be limited to 5 minutes. The commissioners’ agenda is subject to change, including the addition of items up to 24 hours in advance or the deletion of items at any time. All times are approximate. The full agenda should be available on Garfield County’s Web site. Go to; click on “County Departments” and click on “Board of Commissioners.” The next commissioners’ meeting is Monday, Nov. 1.Contact 945-5004 for more information.

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