Town marshal business is on tap for the upcoming Mancos Town Board meeting Wednesday night.
Michael Morris is set to take his oath of office as a new deputy marshal, and trustees will talk with Town Administrator Heather Alvarez regarding the two final candidates for the official marshal post, in the wake of Jason Spruell’s departure from the position in November.
Morris was not working for the town of Mancos before being hired as a deputy marshal, according to Alvarez. She added that they still have two deputy posts available, which they will work to fill once the marshal position has been finalized.
And during executive session, the board is set to give feedback on the two marshal candidates to Alvarez, who is charged with the final hiring decision. She hopes to make a final decision at the end of this week or early next.
The interview process wrapped up at the end of last year for the finalists, Boyd Neagle and Justen Goodall, after the two men underwent a law enforcement oral board, mixed-panel interview and community meet-and-greet.
Neagle, 46, is a patrol officer with the Cortez Police Department, while Goodall, 30, serves as a patrol deputy with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.
If all goes as planned, one of the men will be ratified as Mancos marshal at the next Town Board meeting on Jan. 23.
Wednesday night’s regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Mancos Town Hall, 117 N. Main St., following a board workshop at 6 p.m.
Other businessThe board will hold a public hearing on a proposed boundary adjustment between Mancos School District RE-6 and Mancos Hose Company No 1.The two groups hope to adjust the property line along a land parcel just east of Menefee Street, in order for the boundary to align with an existing fence line between the two properties.
Staff recommend that trustees approve an ordinance that would allow for the adjustment to take place.
Board members will consider approving the cash in lieu fee for subdivision developers at $10,000 per acre.Government code requires that developers dedicate at least 10 percent of land within a subdivision to the town or other entity for parks and recreation, open space, school sites or municipal facilities. Alternatively, they can also pay cash in lieu of this dedication, a fee predetermined and deemed appropriate by the town.
The fee is reviewed annually by the Town Board. Currently, the fee is set at $10,000 per acre, and the Mancos Zoning and Planning Commission recommended at its December meeting to keep this fee in place, based on the land’s fair market value.
The board will consider appointing town representatives to negotiate a settlement on behalf of Mancos.During a workshop prior to the regular meeting, trustees will receive a parks management update and discuss agency firstname.lastname@example.org