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BoCC special meeting to consider mag chloride, road policies

The Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a special meeting on the topic of roads, to be held next Tuesday, Oct. 25.

County Administrator Greg Schulte said the purpose of the meeting will primarily be to consider a policy decision by the commissioners on the amount of funding to allot toward magnesium chloride applications in 2012.

The BoCC will have to consider a proposed $875,000 in expenditures on road maintenance and improvements in 2012, including magnesium chloride.

Traditionally, the county pays roughly $500,000 per year for magnesium chloride, which is applied spring and summer to primary roads in Archuleta County.

Also factoring into the decision are state-level fugitive dust laws, Schulte said.

While no official agenda has been released, the BoCC might also consider some form of commitment on the allocation of funding to the various categories of the five-year road plan — asphalt reconstruction, asphalt chip sealing, asphalt crack sealing and gravel road reconstruction.

The meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room of the courthouse.

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