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Granada Begins Search for New Trustee, Continues to Repair Hail Damage

Granada Begins Search for New Trustee, Continues to Repair Hail Damage

    Deb Choat offered a series of statements addressed to her fellow Granada Trustees before she tendered her verbal resignation from the board during the Trustee’s monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 8th.  Mayor Glenn Otto said that as Granada has no wards or districts, any qualified resident may submit a letter of intent to the […]

Granada Water Tanks Set for Cleaning

Granada Water Tanks Set for Cleaning

    The Granada Trustees voted to hire the MDS, Marine Diving Solutions firm out of Centennial, CO to clean the town’s three water tanks at a cost of $5,100. The cleaning is done periodically and Granada used the firm in 2014.  No schedule was set for the cleaning. The Trustees will advertise for bids […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

    The Granada Trustees are hoping some new information on the potential closing of the town’s landfill will come to light during another region-wide meeting set for January at the Prowers County Courthouse. Mayor Glenn Otto told the Trustees during their December 13th meeting, he was contacted by a representative from the Colorado Department […]

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

Granada Trustees Renew SECPA Contract for 2018, Shutting Off Delinquent Utility Accounts

The Granada Trustees discussed several ordinance changes, as well as selecting a new bank for the town, renewed an electrical service contract and purchased streetlights during their monthly meeting, November 8th. The Trustees agreed the ordinance governing mobile home placement and inspections in the community was vague and needed to be re-written. At issue is […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Granada Trustees held an informal town meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, to lay out the options of selling Camp Amache to the National Park Service or trying to maintain it as is. There were about two dozen residents at the Complex to learn more about the issue. Mayor Glenn Otto presided over the meeting and laid […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

    The Granada Trustees were provided with a brief update on the legislative side of their landfill problem by Prowers County Commissioner, Tom Grasmick, during their monthly meeting, July 12th.  The state’s health department, CDPHE, has given the community until October to make the required changes to the way the landfill is operated, measures […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Otto New Mayor for Granada

Otto New Mayor for Granada

Mayor Pro-Tem, Glenn Otto, took his oath of office as Granada Mayor during the Trustees monthly meeting, Wednesday, November 9th.  As pro tem, he assumed the seat vacated by former Mayor, C.F. DeForest when he resigned after moving out of the district.  Argie Thrall was appointed the new Mayor Pro-Tem by unanimous consent of the […]

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

The issue to sell Granada’s electricity distribution assets to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association, will appear on the November 8th General Election ballot.  A similar vote was defeated in a town wide election in April of 2014 by a vote of 53 to 30.  The sale price two years ago was $475,000 and has increased […]

Granada Trustees Discuss Closing XY Ditch

Granada Trustees Discuss Closing XY Ditch

Granada resident Connie Vega received permission from the board of trustees to post patriotic or sports-themed flags around the community once she’s secured enough funds for the project. “I think 24 flags would work at a cost of $20 per flag and a pole,” she explained.  Vega felt the poles could be secured by drilling […]