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Commissioners OK Grant Contract for Airport Maintenance

With a brief agenda of business for their October 11th regular meeting the Fremont County Board of Commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Colorado Division of Aeronautics for work to be performed at the Fremont County Airport.    Fremont County receives annual allotments from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport projects.    This year the county will receive $260,272 from the FAA representing 90 percent of the cost to perform asphalt maintenance work on the apron and taxiway at the airport.    Fremont County and the State Division of Aeronautics will each pay five percent of the cost amounting to $14,460 each.

The commissioners voted to approve calendars for holiday observances by the county in 2017 adopting two calendars for those working five-day work weeks and one for County Administration Building employees who work four ten-hour days each week.   The calendars reflect that the same holidays will be observed as in the past although those working the four day work week will receive an additional floating holiday in place of observing Veterans Day.    Veterans Day in 2017 falls on a Saturday and the commissioners opted for another floating holiday instead of closing on a Thursday or a Monday.

In other business at the October 11th Board meeting the commissioners:

  • Approved a Special Events Liquor permit for the Fremont Community Foundation as part of the Cañon City Recreation District’s annual Aftermath Halloween event on October 28th;
  • Appointed Keith Berry of Cañon City to fill a vacancy on the Fremont County Heritage Commission;
  • Scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. October 25th on a modification to a Conditional Use Permit for KrauthCo Inc. which operates a landscaping stone quarry along Red Canyon Road north of Cañon City.   KrauthCo wants to expand the size of the quarry.