Saguache County asks for bids for survey of Sargents

Photo of Sargents by Jeffrey Beall Saguache County is accepting bids for a survey of the Town of Sargents.

Commissioners seeking public comment on Firewise Projects

SAGUACHE — Saguache County is accepting bids for a survey of the Town of Sargents. The request for bids is a result of public comments regarding the roads and right of way in Sargents and the need for a comprehensive survey.

According to Saguache County, “Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope with ‘Town of Sargents Survey’ written on the front of the envelope which contains the sealed bid. Bids must include proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance coverage. Bids are to be submitted to the Saguache County Administration, 505 3rd Street, or PO Box 100, Saguache, CO 81149 and must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at 3 p.m.”

Public comment is also being requested by the County on three different wildfire mitigation programs that would use forest service funds to expand the Crestone Mountain Firewise Community, to continue the Saguache Firewise program and the E3 KFM Kundalini Fire Management.

The Saguache County Board of Commissioners is soliciting public comment on a proposal to spend Forest Service Title III funds for the following project: Crestone Mountain Zen Center is requesting funding to be used to enhance and expand the Crestone Mountain Firewise Community.

Public comment is requested on a proposal to spend Forest Service Title III funds for the following project: Daniel S. Johnson — Saguache County Firewise Program, to continue running the Saguache County Firewise Team to do free wildfire hazard assessments, educational presentations and hands-on mitigation projects in Saguache County. 

The final program that public comment is requested on is the project: E3 KFM Kundalini Fire Management, requesting funding to continue to reduce hazardous fuels, support of the creation of a new Firewise Community, initiating local prescribed burning for lowering fire danger, increasing biodiversity, and raising the health of the land.

Firewise programs are a voluntary program that communities can join to help them reduce wildfire risk.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, “The national Firewise USA recognition program provides a collaborative framework to help neighbors in a geographic area get organized, find direction, and take action to increase the ignition resistance of their homes and community and to reduce wildfire risks at the local level.”

All written comments may be addressed to the Saguache Board of County Commissioners and are to be submitted to the Saguache County Administration office before Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. The Commissioners will be discussing these projects and any public comments during their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 2.

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