MONTE VISTA—A new police officer was welcomed to Monte Vista during the Thursday, Oct. 5 meeting of the Monte Vista City Council. Patrick Luczak took the oath of office administered by city manager Forrest Neuerburg on Thursday and has been with with Monte Vista Police Department since Sept. 25.
Luczak is an army veteran and has a been a police officer for the town of Manassa and a deputy for Conejos County. He is married with children.
“Luczak is doing excellent in his field training and is working the night shift. He will be switching to days next week for the second phase of his training,” said MVPD Chief John Rosecrans.
The Monte Vista City Council showed their traditional support by welcoming the new officer to the community, shaking his hand and standing with him and fellow officers for photos.
The council also took action on other items during the meeting.
Frank Hudson was unanimously appointed to the Vali 3 Theater Board. “I believe my experience as a firefighter for 23 years on the Del Norte Fire Department and my performance in other organizations will help the theater’s progress and advance the goals of the theater board,” said Hudson.
Tommy Cantor requested water and sewer be continued at the mobile home located at 460 ½ Franklin Street. The mobile home is to be removed and is currently empty. “We are trying to eliminate one more empty house in Monte Vista since there are enough of them,” said Cantor. The council scheduled a public hearing during the Thursday, Oct. 19 meeting.
City manager’s report
Neuerburg reported there was a presentation at the District 8 CML meeting by representatives of GOCO asking local municipalities to support reauthorization of the Colorado Lottery Division. “Considering the magnitude of contributions made to the city through the Conservation Trust Fund and GOCO grants applied for, I believe the city should strongly support this effort,” said Neuerburg. The city council unanimously approved a resolution offering support.
Neuerburg reported on a land donation offered to the city at the intersection of Henderson and Huxley. Neuerburg stated he did not see a particular use for the property by the city. The council deliberated how the land may be used.