MONTE VISTA— The Monte Vista City Council took several actions and heard staff reports at their regular Thursday, June 6 meeting. The council approved a new city logo, an intergovernmental agreement with CDOT, a new trash collection service and a new resolution.
The city is prepared to roll out a new logo that represents the city of Monte Vista in the coming months. The city council gave their approval to begin the process. City Finance Director Jennifer Signs designed the new logo which will be a fresh feel for city documents and vehicle decals. City Manager Forrest Neuerburg wrote in a memo that the new logo will be implemented in stages and in a budget-conscious manner. City councilors are supportive of the new logo and expressed their gratitude to Signs for designing the logo free of charge.
The council approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The purpose of the IGA is to allow SLV REC and Ciello to install cameras on traffic light facilities as had been previously presented to the city council. The cameras will be used by law enforcement and are automated license plate readers. This created resolution 2019-04.
Silver Mountain Disposal
It was noted that Silver Mountain Disposal would enter into a non-exclusive franchise agreement with the city of Monte Vista for solid waste collection. Earlier in 2019 it was discovered by the code enforcement officer that Silver Mountain Disposal had customers within the city limits, but did not have the required written agreement to provide these services. Silver Mountain Disposal was contacted by city staff to explain the requirement, and the company expressed their desire to enter the agreement, provided the necessary documentation.
The Monte Vista Urban Renewal Authority requested that funds that will be received be transferred to the URA to pay a line of credit back to SLV Federal Bank. According to a memo from Neuerburg, “The MVURA will be receiving tax deeds from Rio Grande County which will create the opportunity for the demolition of three dilapidated properties within the city. In order to purchase these properties the MVURA utilized its line of credit from SLV Federal and the amount spent was $23,988.17. Through this process the city will be receiving funds from the county treasurer to satisfy past liens filed on the properties but the total received. These funds are not anticipated in the FY 2019 budget. The MVURA is requesting the city transfer those proceeds received, likely to be less than the approximately $24,000, to the MVURA so that it can pay down the line of credit.”