Elbert County Under the Radar         "The true triumph of reason is that it enables us to get along with those who do not possess it." -Voltaire

BOCC's Latest "Robert Rowland" Inspired Lawsuit
Another Day, Another Lawsuit
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In case you were not aware, there has been another major lawsuit filed against Elbert County...It is a suit that alleges a series of violations of The Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The Plaintiff is Kyle Fenner...

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Mayor Of Kiowa Arrested After Pointing Handgun At His Teenage Son While Drunk

Denver - April 15th

BOCC Meeting - 4/12/17
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Unsung Heroes in Elbert County
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During the last election, the good folks over at Kiowa Court House went out out of their way to provide a break area replete with snacks and beverages for those of us working on the count. Ed Ehmann kindly gave up his office for...

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Planning Commission Meeting-April 6, 2017

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Water Advisory Committee
April 5, 2017

Chairperson Bob Ware thanked the various media sources in the county for spreading the word about WAC meetings. Also spoke about BOCC suggestions for future WAC members.

-Handed out a very detailed timeline for the EC Water Resources Project (well monitoring project due to be completed 3/2018 and the water supply supply study/Forsgren due to be completed 8/2017)
-Well monitoring update: Bob Ware met with Rhett Everett of the USGS; study progressing well with well levels in EC remaining relatively steady which is not always the case in neighboring counties.
-Tim Craft stated that his Independence development is "moving along."

-solicited topics for speakers for future meetings: send suggestions to Bob Ware
-at BOCC meeting on 4/12 there will be a speaker from Department of Water Resources
-Water Study Stakeholder Workshop #2 will be on 4/13@6:30PM at the fairgrounds. Will Koger spoke about the meeting agenda: water availability/alternatives/future demands/options/feedback from audience on their preferred options

-DWR (Dept. of Water Resources) web site information presented: how to find information about all types of wells and their locations in the State of Colorado.

-Jill Duvall

New County Job Posting for Public Works Director
Work for the least professional County in Colorado...Elbert
County is an Equal Opportunity Employee Tormentor

The title doesn’t jibe with the new county org chart which shows a new job called "Assistant County Manager for Public Works"...but hey, what's in a name.

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war" - Abraham Lincoln

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Mind-blowingly Dumb

Independence (formerly Bandera East and Bandera West) approved in 2009 by BOCC resolutions 09-13 and 9-14 is out of compliance regarding Colorado law for PUD Zoning because over three years of inactivity has passed not pursuing “vested property rights for development.” In short, Elbert County is not adhering to Colorado law or its own Master Plan. Yet another lawsuit in the making against Elbert County’s amateur government and under qualified attorney?

Captain Eddie, Pro Mangler

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Since a County Manager is a relatively recent addition to Elbert County's staff, a definition of that job title might be appropriate. By definition, a county "places the management of the county into the hands of an outside expert who was usually a business manager

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In this legislative season, when lots of bills and resolutions are floating around in the Congress, it’s a good idea to tell your Congressman or Senators exactly what you think about a particular issue.

All you need to do is pick up the phone or crank up your email and politely give your name and zip code. The staffer who answers will be happy to pass along your concerns. If you’re afraid to talk with a staffer, you can leave a voicemail message.

Don’t worry; they probably won’t call you back. They have your opinion and that’s enough.

Representative Ken Buck:
(202) 225-4676 (Washington D.C.)
(720) 639-9165 (Castle Rock Office) (email)

Senator Michael Bennet:
(202) 224-5852 (Washington D.C.)
(303) 455-7600 (Denver Office)

Senator Cory Gardner:
(202) 224-5941 (Washington D.C.)
(303) 391-5777 (Denver Office)

Record a message for your Congressperson on their voicemail

Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called...