Prowers County Commissioners Delay Closing CR 9


Prowers County Courthouse

A decision on closing County Road 9 off Highway 287 in Prowers County will be delayed for 30 days.  Greg Emick and Charlie Fowler met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Tuesday, March 27.  Emick is purchasing some land which adjoins property he currently owns.  The purchase would give him land on both sides of the half mile road and allow him to close it, eliminating the need for $4,000 cattle guards on either end.    Fowler was one of several residents who often use the road and wanted it kept open.  At this point neither party wanted to front the cost of the cattle guards, but the commissioners will look into options to find some middle ground for both parties, and determine if the road is county property. 

The commissioners approved a Title III, Area Agency on Aging Grant presented by Darren Glover, director of Prowers Area Transit.  The grant, in general, provides funding for the operation of four senior centers in Lamar, Wiley, Holly and Granada, as well as some of their transportation needs through PATS.  The grants totaled $44,244 for the 2012-2013 year.  The commissioners also approved two memorandums of understanding between the county and the Department of Social Services for IT and accounting services.  Two lease agreements were also presented by Jeanna Langston, Social Services Acting Director.  These were annual rental agreements for use of the county annex and Welcome Home Child Services.  The annual rent for the Welcome Home building is $45,243 and $64,755 for the county annex. 

Four roofing bids were opened by the commissioners for the Big Timbers Museum project.  Museum curator Kathleen Scranton and Hans Friederichs, county operations manager were on hand as the low bid of $49,153 was accepted, provided the construction firm meets the necessary requirements for the re-roofing project.  The project is being funded by a grant which requires a 30% match from the county. 

The transfer of a hotel and restaurant liquor license was approved.  The recently hired golf pro at the Spreading Antlers Golf Club, Robert Haney, will assume the license from the club board members and a temporary license was also approved to allow time for the paperwork needed for a renewal, as the current license is expiring in April.  The commissioners also approved a proclamation regarding designating April as Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect month.

By Russ Baldwin


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