Latest News – September 25

County, Town News: Picnics and Public Meetings

It turned out to be a nice day for the County Employee Appreciation Picnic at the Saguache County Courthouse on September 15. Thanks for all you do! Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee

It turned out to be a nice day for the Annual Saguache County Employee Appreciation Picnic at the Saguache County Courthouse on September 15. Thanks for all you do! Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee

spacerNext Meeting for Masonic Building Purchase Monday

The Town of Saguache is going to have another Public Meeting to Discuss the possible purchase, rehabilitation and use of the Dunn/Mason’s Building in downtown Saguache.

The meeting will be held on Monday Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the County Road and Bridge Conference room.

According to Saguache resident Luana Lovato, during the Town Board Meeting on Monday, Sep. 19, 2016, there was discussion about “elections,” in relation two (2) important issues:

The historic Masonic Building at 4th & San Juan in downtown Saguache

The Masonic Building at 4th & San Juan in downtown Saguache may be purchased by Town Trustees.

First, the Town’s plan to purchase the Dunn/Mason’s Building. The Trustees’ determined that the purchase of the Dunn/Mason’s Building has a tight time line. In order to start the process of purchasing the building, the acceptance of the grant has a deadline in March 2017. Therefore, the issue would not be able to be put on the ballot for a regular April Election.

However, it is feasible to conduct a “Special Election”, possibly in February 2017, to allow the Citizens of the Town of Saguache to vote on the issue. The Board of Trustees’ instructed Attorney Eugene Farish to draft the documents for a Special Election in relation to the Dunn/Mason’s Building.

Just to make it clear, the Board of Trustees’ has NOT officially agreed to have a Special Election. Once the Attorney drafts the documents the Town Board may vote to approve the documents and a Special Election. Additionally, the Board of Trustees’ vote is not a guarantee that there will be a Special Election. There must be a majority vote of the Board.

It is very important that Citizens of the Town of Saguache attend this meeting to share their thoughts and ideas. Again, the meeting will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saguache County Road and Bridge conference room.

The second issue is allowing a Retail Marijuana store within the Town of Saguache which can be placed on the Ballot for the Regular Election in April 2017. The Board of Trustees’ also instructed Saguache Town Attorney Eugene Farish to draft the document language in order to place it on the Ballot in April. Again, this is not a guarantee that the Board will approve the Election.spacer

It was big smiles and full bellies at the Annual Sagauche County Employee Appreciaiton Picnic earlier this month. Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee.

It was big smiles and full bellies at the Annual Sagauche County Employee Appreciaiton Picnic earlier this month. Photo: Saguache Today/Lynn Nowiskee.

 

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