In the minutes - GARFIELD COUNTY

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Garfield County commissioners are Dean Burton, Wynne McCabe and Robert Johnson. With all present Monday commissioners:

  • BUILDING FEES: Met with Pomeroy Mayor Paul G. Miller to discuss the commissioners' proposal to charge the city the exact cost of building inspection services. Currently the city pays the county 50 percent of the fees collected, which does not fully cover the cost of the program. Miller will take the proposal to the Council.

  • BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Also discussed with Miller the city's wish to terminate its use of the Board of Adjustment, but continue to be involved with the Planning Commission. Miller will investigate what the city can legally do.

  • HORSE CLINIC: Discussed request to use the fairgrounds for a riding clinic and competition May 11-13. Commissioners said if the group planning the event can provide insurance, and the event is cleared with the Fair Board, they have no objections.


  • ANIMAL CLINIC: Discussed with the county's risk manager Butch Lowe a request by a mobile veterinarian to use a barn or other shelter at the fairgrounds during a spaying and neuter clinic she is planning. Surgeries will be conducted in her van, but a place where animals can recover from anesthesia is needed. The veterinarian has insurance. Commissioners agreed to the proposal if the Fair Board is in agreement.


  • HOMELESS SHELTER: Discussed funds for support of a homeless shelter. Commissioner proposed providing the Blue Mountain Action Council, which oversees the shelter, $4,000, which is $1,000 less than the county provided in 2011. BMAC will receive up to $7,970 from other sources to use for the shelter, as well hotel and rent vouchers.

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