Town board decides not to sell
Also approves mobile pizza sales
After going into a closed session meeting Monday to discuss the possible sale of property, the Dolores Town Board decided not to sell land to the Dolores School District.
Town Manager Ryan Mahoney said the board gave him direction to instead negotiate a lease with the school.
The Town of Dolores vacated a lot across the street and east of the Dolores High School when the new maintenance shed was built on the west end of town nearly two years ago. The school district recently showed interest in the property, a 10,000-square-foot lot and had an appraisal done on the property.
When discussing the purchase at a meeting last month, Dolores School District Superintendent Scott Cooper mentioned the appraisal came back at around $40,000, far lower than the town's unofficial asking price. The school board seemed thrilled with the low number, the town, apparently was not.
It is unclear if the school district will lease the property and for how much as the negotiations are still underway, but the school board at the time it was first discussed mentioned that the extra land would be nice so they can store their equipment on it as the construction phase begins this summer on the new science and vocational classrooms.
Also Monday, Town Attorney Mike Green told the board that they have their work cut out for them regarding the new legalization of marijuana law passed in Colorado.
"The big question is, do you want to prohibit retail sales or not," Green said.
Green told the board that he is watching this issue very closely to see what the town will need to do.
The board also voted to approve a temporary use permit for Sweetwater Gypsies Wood Fired Pizza, a mobile pizza oven that will set up on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Pony Expresso Coffee Shop and sell their pizza outside. They are expected to sell the pizza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The board also approved the 2013 budget.