City and County members meet to discuss issues

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) --- Grand Junction City Council members and Mesa County Commissioners met today for their joint quarterly meeting and discussed a variety of issues.

Two topics on the agenda were Amendment 64 and the fate of the Orchard Mesa Pool.

The first reading of an ordinance to prohibit retail sale establishments and retail growing operations in unincorporated Mesa County was held earlier this month. Now, the second reading, which will be open to public comment, is set to take place on August 12th.

The County is on board with this ordinance, but the City has yet to discuss it collectively as a group.

Another topic of discussion was the agreement made in 1982 between the City, County and School District to pay for the costs to keep the Orchard Mesa Pool running.

The County has not paid their share of the maintenance fees for the last couple of years, but now say they want to renew their partnership and financially support the pool.

It has yet to be determined when they will begin their payments, but County Commissioner Rose Pugliese said they need to change the agreement for the County to have a bigger role in making financial decisions before anything is finalized.

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