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Commissioners pass road design resolution

by Eric Mullens
WALSENBURG — The Huerfano County Commissioners Wednesday passed Resolution 2012-20, which amends existing Resolution 2006-24 concerning standards, regulations and permits for access roads crossing county rights-of-way.
The resolution is part of the county’s ongoing program to update and complete a full set of county codes. The resolution passed May 30, 2012, included information concerning new construction for culverts, cattle guards and access permits. This resolution will aid in bringing consistency in county-to-county issues for contractors and others doing new construction and development in counties adjacent to one another.
“These standards will hold subdividers to higher standards that are currently in place,” said Huerfano County Administrator John Galusha. The resolution deals with new projects and will not affect existing access roads or other areas addressed in the existing resolution.
In other business, the county commissioners approved two floodplain exemptions and passed accompanying resolutions. They also approved a conditional use permit application from the N-X Ranch southwest of Gardner concerning childcare for fatherless youth 12 to 18 years old who will participate in summer programs at the ranch.
Galusha reported he has done research on sound reduction tiles for the Gardner Community Center. He said 24 X 24 inch sound reduction tiles will be installed at the center, around the edges of the ceiling and in a pattern in the middle of the ceiling. He told the board the cost for initial installation will be $350 and sound testing will be made before and after installation. He said additional tiles could be purchased if necessary.
There will be no county commission meeting next week. The next regular meeting will be June 14.