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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Council to discuss homelessness and road redesigns

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Durango, CO: City Council will receive updates Tuesday on efforts to reduce homelessness and consider entering into an agreement to pay for rebuilding County Roads 250 and 251.

Council will review several additional topics during its two regularly scheduled meetings. Council will meet for a study session at 2:15 p.m. and a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.

Study session:

Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer and City Clerk Faye Harmer will lead a discussion with council regarding the city’s municipal court procedures. Around 62% of all the Durango Police Department cases are filed in municipal court. Approximately 80% of all cases presented to Municipal Court result in a disposition of dismissed, deferred sentence, or deferred sentenced with dismissal. To deter repeat offenders, police and city staff are recommending council investigate making changes including revising warrant language and issuing warrants after first failure to appear with a monetary bond.

UTE meeting 3-6-23City Council will receive an update from the Coordinating Council on Homelessness asking to consider reorganizing the city and county humanitarian effort in a way that would allow for a full-time position that could help coordinate housing services.

Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with La Plata County to jointly fund the reconstruction of County Roads 250 and 251. The city and the county have worked together on design and construction plans for the project. The reconstruction aligns with the city’s strategic plan goal to build an effective infrastructure network.251 design

Councilors will hear an update from partner Table to Farm Compost on a market study conducted during the past few months. The study offered free composting service to residents for a three-month period. Table to Farm found that most residents found that composting is an easy habit to adopt, and the main barrier was the cost of continuing service.

Council may go into executive session to discuss to discuss the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of city property consisting of approximately 62,000 square feet located at the corner of Camino del Rio and West College Drive. Another executive session may be held to receive legal advice from the interim city attorney regarding a lawsuit filed by John Simpson.



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