Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District board meeting recap

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):

The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District board Friday voted not to interview any of the 17 applicants for the director’s job and to give 30-day notice to interim director Gary Barber. “It’s a money decision and we’ll do the best we can to keep grants and projects moving, given the limited resources,” said Pueblo County Commissioner Jeff Chostner, who represents the county on the Fountain Creek board…

…the district will be managed by the board’s executive committee — Vice Mayor Larry Small, chairman; Pueblo City Councilman Larry Atencio, vice-chairman; Fountain Mayor Pro-tem Gabe Ortega, secretary; and Fountain Creek resident Jane Rhodes, treasurer. “I think it will be helpful to have Gary Barber stay on during the transition,” Chostner said. Winner and Barber will remain on a steering committee under the terms of an agreement, working with the executive committee to make day-to-day decisions on grants and projects. There are about $3.5 million in projects along Fountain Creek now, some of which are being done in cooperation with the City of Pueblo. The agreement calls for the Fountain Creek district to take the lead on managing the grants…

The Fountain District had about $175,000 in its general fund at the end of 2010. After making final payments to Barber, its only expenses will be to retain Elise Bergsten, who has done the district’s clerical work for the past year. The district is currently using donated legal services from Pueblo and El Paso counties.

More Fountain Creek coverage here and here.

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