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Granada Cancels Trustees Election in April

Granada Cancels Trustees Election in April

    The Granada Trustees passed a resolution during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, February 12th, as the number of candidates equaled the number of open positions. Resolution NO. 2020-002 stated that if there were only candidates for the election to the Town Board for the five offices available and no write-in affidavits of intent had […]

Holly Gets Landfill Extension, Talks Continue

Holly Gets Landfill Extension, Talks Continue

    Holly Trustees were in general acknowledgement after their January meeting, that the town landfill would be closed by April. They decided to postpone awarding a bid to hire a trash collector who would transport residential refuse to an out-of-town landfill, perhaps Lamar or Springfield. The February 5th meeting brought some changes in that, […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

    Granada Trustees and Mayor Glenn Otto discussed an application for a DoLA water grant to fund a new water tank for the town. Otto has been in talks with a representative from the GMS engineering firm which alternated between a new water main system for Granada and a new water tank.  Otto suggested […]

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

  The Holly Trustees voted to accept the 2018 Prowers County Sheriff’s annual contract for law enforcement services for the town. The price, $58,000, is unchanged from the previous year.  A decision to renew was needed before the end of year to enable the Trustees to work on the 2018 town budget.  During a previous […]

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

Granada Closing Town Landfill

Granada Closing Town Landfill

  The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to allow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to close the town’s landfill. The vote was taken during a special Trustees meeting held on Wednesday evening, September 27th. The action closes a lengthy chapter of struggles on the part of the Trustees to find a balance […]

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 […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

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 is a Top Concern for Trustees

Granada Landfill is a Top Concern for Trustees

The cost of bringing the Granada landfill into compliance with regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is a price higher than most rural communities can afford. Several Trustees, along with other community representatives,  attended a regional meeting on landfill requirements in Lamar on February 28th, during which they received some hard financial news […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]