Marlene Groves - asked about employee handbook; per Thayer “a work in progress” so public can’t see what’s being considered
-approved SEP (special events permit) for Elbert Day on July 8.
-discussed ratification of Bison Oil & Gas Partners agreement; (Danny Willcox has already signed the agreement even though this is the first time the issue has been discussed in public); Thayer made sure Bison removed the confidentiality agreement - standard agreement; involves 30 acres - county being paid $3,000/per acre; three year lease with option to extend; 30% royalty if well is successful; Thayer says the amount of lease suggests that this company has some “short term goals.” Thayer says that the Niobrara play is moving south - that the oil is becoming mature enough to harvest. Proposing to frack this well if successful. A citizen asked about the roads - what if roads are damaged? Will oil company fix? Thayer said that a road use agreement would be a part of the process. Approved ratification of lease.
-Public hearing for supplemental appropriation - Kyrei Zion reported on need for supplemental appropriation resolution due to the purchase of vacant bank building; total cost of building $622,500 ($122,500 funded by intergovernmental transfer). Resolution approved (number of resolution to be determined/not available).
-Tentative agenda for 7/12/17 BOCC meeting: resolutions on contingency and stabilization line item creation, presentation of 2016 draft audit results, approval of minutes, Baseline contracts, update on bank building renovations