News Briefs

Motor Vehicle Renewal Kiosk Pilot Program

Grand County has been given a chance to participate in an RFP Pilot Program with Arapahoe County that will allow citizens to renew license plates at a kiosk located somewhere in Grand County other than Hot Sulphur Springs. One suggestion was one of the grocery stores. The machines work like ATMs and accept cash, personal checks, and credit/debit cards. The renewal stickers are printed directly from the machine instead of receiving them by mail. According to the proposal, there will likely be a cost for installation and data drops, but the Arapahoe Clerk’s Association estimates no cost for the county for hardware, software, training, on-going support, or maintenance. The vendor will provide the machine itself, but Grand County will have supplies in stock to reload it. A transaction fee estimated to be around $3 would likely cover these costs. The Commissioners and County Attorney all support the idea and are waiting for an intergovernmental agreement from the other counties involved before continuing on with the project.

Commissioner Debate

The fifth and final debate for County Commissioner will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 at Middle Park High School in Granby. Commissioner Jane Tollett will not be able to make the debate, but will have Whitney Kemper as a stand-in. Kemper has been in Grand County for ten years. He is current chairman of the board for the Tabernash Meadows Water and Sanitation District.

Meet and Greet

There will be a meet and greet with the candidates for Grand County Manager at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 at Mountain Parks Electric, Inc in Granby. Interviews are scheduled for the following day, Thursday, June 16. The candidates are Bradley J. Hanson of Onawa, Iowa; Lee A. Staab of Larkspur; Jon Stavney of Eagle; and James Thompson of Casa Grande, Ariz.

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