Governor John W. Hickenlooper declared a disaster emergency in Colorado due to a propane supply shortage, potentially impacting 33,000 propane customers in predominately rural regions. These customers may not be able to receive enough propane to heat their homes in the near future. Hickenlooper issued a verbal executive order just after 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, due to propane production issues, anticipated severe weather conditions, and an ongoing propane supply shortage.
All county Motor Vehicle offices will change business hours at the beginning of 2019. As of Jan. 2, 2019, the new hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the general public and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for companies and dealers. After 4 p.m., one transaction will be permitted per company/dealer.
These new hours will bring consistency with general Adams County office hours and throughout the Clerk and Recorder’s offices—which includes Elections, Motor Vehicle, and Recording.
The Adams County Board of Retirement has promoted Debbie Haines to the position of Executive Director. Haines has 26 years of experience with more than 16 years with the Adams County Retirement Plan. She has CEBS, RPA, and GPA designations.
“I look forward to continuing the relationship with all Adams County and Rangeview Library District employees, retirees, and beneficiaries,” Haines said.
Haines started with Adams County in May 2002 and has served as Retirement Plan Technician, Benefits Specialist, Benefits Manager, and Senior Benefits Manager.
Lisa Culpepper was sworn in as the new Adams County Treasurer Friday, Dec. 14. Culpepper will officially take office Jan. 1, 2019, but was sworn in early due to prearranged travel.
“I’m very much looking forward to helping Adams County, the third fastest growing county in the nation, and the fastest growing county in Colorado, become everything that it’s residents wish and need for it to be,” said Culpepper.
Mike Holub has been promoted to the position of Director of the Facilities & Fleet Management Department at Adams County. Holub has been serving as the Deputy Director of the department.
The Board of Commissioners voted to release two additional marijuana retail store licenses at its public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Adams County will offer free recycling for live Christmas trees after the holiday season. Residents may drop off their Christmas trees from Wednesday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 13, at Riverdale Regional Park, 9755 Henderson Rd., Brighton, from sunrise to sunset. Signs will direct residents to the self drop-off site.
Ornaments, tinsel, garlands, flock, nails, and stands must be removed before trees are dropped off. There is a limit of two trees per family. Please note: tree limbs, yard waste, or trees from commercial operations will not be accepted.
The Board of Commissioners adopted the 2019 Adams County budget at public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
Top priorities in the 2019 budget, set at $517,776,504, a 10.5% increase from 2018, focus on education and economic prosperity, a high-performing and fiscally sustainable government, quality of life, safe and reliable infrastructure, and community enrichment.
Keeping your pets current on vaccines is critical. This simple step is one of the most important things you can do to ensure the health of your pets.
The Adams County Animal Shelter/Adoption Center offers low-cost vaccination services for dogs and cats to help ensure your pet’s optimum health. The clinics are offered twice monthly, on Wednesdays. The next vaccination clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19. Vaccines/services include Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Bordetella, microchips, and dog licensing for residents in Unincorporated Adams County.
The Adams County Information Technology & Innovation Department has developed a new Geographic Information System (GIS) website. Residents can view and download maps and data showing voting districts, building permits, code enforcement violations, floodplain areas, and more. Visit the site to engage with interactive maps or download static maps suitable for printing.