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									                                                          MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                    Community Development Action Plan 2004


MONTEZUMA – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ACTION PLAN 2004
      Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes        Action Steps         Primary Partners       Available      Resource /          Status
   Description                                                                                  Resources    Organization Gaps
1. Public            Med     Reduce conflict        Established          County             DOLA grant    None               Community
    Infrastructure            over development        working group        Town of Dolores                                       meetings
    : Dolores                 and other actions       meeting to           Dolores River                                         are planned
    River Valley              in the river valley     identify issues       Valley Planning                                       and staff will
    Comprehensiv             Improve planning       Develop               Group                                                 make
    e Plan                    for the watershed       Comprehensive                                                               recommend-
                                                      Plan in late 2004                                                           ations re:
                                                     Plan one-on-one                                                             Transfer
                                                      and community                                                               Dev. Rights,
                                                      meetings                                                                    10 acres
                                                                                                                                  parcels etc.
2. Public            High    Serve                  Continue to work     County             Local mill    Local cap on the   Consultant
   Infrastructure:            transportation          with the             Municipalities      levy           mill levy due to   selected for
   Maintain and               needs by providing      Regional             Southwest          HUTF funds     TABOR              Trans-
   Improve all                safe roadways to        Transportation        Transportation     State and     Inadequate         portation
   Roads                      accommodate             Planning              Planning Region     Federal        HUTF funding       plan
                              future growth and       Commission to        State & Federal     Grants        Non-availability
                              development             update local and      Governments                        of grant sources   Completion
                             Develop a road          regional             Southwest                          for road           expected for
                              system for in-fill      transportation        Regional                           construction       2004
                              and expansion in        plans                 Transportation
                              areas adjacent to      Implement             Planning
                              the City of Cortez      project as            Committee
                                                      funding allows       Region 9 EDD
                                                     A highway
                                                      system that can
                                                      safely and
                                                      efficiently
                                                      support the
                                                      Region‟s
                                                      growing
                                                      population and
                                                      highway traffic

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                                                        MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                  Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes       Action Steps       Primary Partners       Available           Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                               Resources        Organization Gaps
3. Transportation    NR      A public transit     Implement           CDOT               CDOT              Adequate          Transit
    : Expand the              service that          projects as         County, Cities,    USDA                funding          Element
    Region‟s                  adequately serves     funding allows       Towns               transportation    More awareness    Study to be
    Public Transit            the needs of the                          Region 9 EDD        grant if            of services      finalized
    Services                  region                                    Mesa Verde          include
                                                                        Montezuma           Towaoc                               Daily bus
                                                                         County transit                                           service is
                                                                         for elderly                                              now
                                                                                                                                  available
                                                                                                                                  between
                                                                                                                                  Dove Creek
                                                                                                                                  & Dgo.

                                                                                                                                  Movement
                                                                                                                                  of workers
                                                                                                                                  study is an
                                                                                                                                  interest of
                                                                                                                                  the San
                                                                                                                                  Juan Forum
4. Transportation    NR      Frontage road        Evaluate            CDOT               Portion of        AASHTO            Plan
   : U.S. Hwy                 access to Hwy 160     impacts to local    SWRTPC              Hwy between        Standards may     developed
   160 Bypass                 will be limited       businesses          Region 9 EDD        Mancos and         require the       and
   Re-                       Intersection         Work with           Regional            Cortez has         elimination of    construction
   construction               improvements at       primary partners     Transportation      been               the service       in process
   Project                    Main Street (Hwy      to implement         Planning            resurfaced         roads &/or
                              184) and Hwy 160     Bring Hwy 160/       Commission         USDA               buying out of
                             Update Mancos         184 interchange     Ute Mountain                           business
                              corridor Highways     up to National       Ute Tribe                              properties near
                              160 & 184             (AASHTO)                                                    intersection
                              Intersection          Standards
                             Resurfacing of
                              Hwy 160 from
                              Cortez to the La
                              Plata County line



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                                                          MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                    Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project       Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps      Primary Partners        Available           Resource /             Status
   Description                                                                                 Resources        Organization Gaps
5. Transportation   NR      Safety                  Work with          CDOT                CDOT              None                   Awaiting
    : US Hwy 160             improvements on          partners to        City of Cortez                         No deaths to           funding
    & US Hwy 666             this stretch of road     implement                                                    increase the
    Intersection                                                                                                   project „s priority
    Improvement
    Project

6. Transportation   High    Continue to             Solicit a new      City of Cortez      Essential air     Limited                Proposals
   : Maintain                provide air service      carrier            County               service status     resources --           from air
   Commuter Air              for Montezuma                               Travel agents       FFA                Need to raise          providers
   Service                   County                                                                               25% by 2004            but highly
                                                                                                                                         priced


7. Tele-            NR      Achieve                 Develop            Qwest               Beanpole          Sufficient market      Cortez is
   communicatio              alternative POP for      business case      Region 9 EDD         Funds              for other carriers     connected to
   ns: Establish             long distance            for alternative    Fast Track          Rural Electric     to make the            Denver and
   Broadband                 carrier                  POP                City of Cortez       Cooperatives       investment             dark fiber is
   Fiber Optic              Higher bandwidth        Aggregate          Farmer‟s            Long              Lack of funding        available
   Connection to            Advanced,                services to         Telephone            distance           from other
   Global                    enhanced telecom         enhance            Rural Electric       carriers           counties               Mancos
   Networks                  services                 business case       Cooperatives         beside Qwest      Limited                public
                            Develop                  for upgrades                            Rural Utility      coverage of fiber      offices and
                             alternatives to the     Leverage State                           Service            network                the Town of
                             incumbent carriers       MNT network for                          Funds             Lack of                Dolores‟
                             to provide               businesses and                                              redundancy for         school and
                             competition and          government                                                  long distance          library are
                             redundancy              Expand Cortez                                               carriers               connected
                                                      Fiber network
                                                      and services
                                                     Implement
                                                      Beanpole
                                                      Project




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                                                             MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                       Community Development Action Plan 2004

        Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps         Primary Partners           Available          Resource /           Status
     Description                                                                                        Resources       Organization Gaps
8.    Arts and          Med     To provide cultural    Keep existing         Cortez Cultural        Facilities       Funds to             On-going
      Culture:                   and educational         programs going         Center                 Staff              maintain
      Maintain and               experiences for        Procure funding       Foundations            Fees from          facilities
      Enhance                    the community           to maintain           Pinon Arts and          some             Funds to pay for
      Cultural                  Foster tourism          facilities and pay     Humanities              programs           instructors
      Activities and            Create life long        for instructors        Alliance               Grants           Materials for arts
      Facilities in              jobs for the            and other             Crow Canyon            Colorado           programs
      the County                 community               program costs          Archaeological          Council for      Public
      through                    Engage youth in        Continue               Center                  the Arts           awareness
      Implementing               the community           educating the         MVCEDO                 Media
      and/or                                                                   City of Cortez
      continuing
                                                         public about the                              Lottery funds
                                                         value of              School District
      Priority                                           community arts         RE-1
      Programs:                                          and cultural          Tribal members
     Arts & Music                                       programs              MV Country
      in the Parks
                                                                                Tourism
     Indian Dances
                                                                               Montezuma
      at the Cultural
                                                                                County Historical
      Center
                                                                                Society
     Wine & Arts
                                                                              
      Festival
     Harvest Brew
      Fest.
     Indian &
      Western Arts
      & Culture
     Juried Arts
      Show




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                                                         MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                   Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project       Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps        Primary Partners       Available         Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                                 Resources       Organization Gaps
9. Education:       NR      Seamless college       Establish a          State              State funding    Funding           In early
    Explore                  system that             Regional              Legislature                                             stages of
    Regional                 complements four-       Education            Pueblo                                                  establishing
    Education                year institutions       Provider              Comm.College                                            the Advisory
    Provider                Includes quality        Advisory Council     Fort Lewis                                              Council
    Initiative in            technical and          Develop an            College
    Southwest                vocational              assessment of        San Juan Vo-
    Colorado                 opportunities that      higher education      Tech
                             result in workforce     needs within our     Office of
                             preparation and         region                Community
                             advancement            Explore fiscal        Services
                                                     and physical
                                                     limitations &
                                                     opportunities
                                                    Develop
                                                     business plan
10. Education:      NR      Provide                Construct a          Housing            CDBG             None given        Funding for
    Establish the            educational             6000SF building       Authority of        funding                             the building
    Unlimited                services for           Develop               Montezuma                                               has been
    Learning                 residents of            programs that         County                                                  obtained
    Center                   Cortez,                 focus on those       Adult Education
                             Montezuma and           transitioning         Program
                             the surrounding         from welfare to      SW BOCS
                             areas                   work, disability,    City of Cortez
                                                     unemployment
                                                     or under-
                                                     employment into
                                                     full-time work




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                                                             MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                       Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes           Action Steps        Primary Partners          Available         Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                        Resources      Organization Gaps
11. Childcare:        Med     Increased quality        Identify gaps in     Montezuma             Colorado        Funding           Much work
    Work to                    in local early            services              County                 Division of     Training          has
    Expand the                 childhood                Develop system        Department of          Child Care        program          happened.
    Quality and                programs                  for rewarding         Social Services       Community         evaluators       CDBG
    Availability of           Increased slots for       quality programs     Piñon Project          Development     Staff,            grants
    Childcare in               non-traditional          Train early          Montezuma              Block Grants      equipment,       funded two
    the county                 child care                childhood             County Child           (CDBG)            materials        Montezuma
                              Increased pool of         evaluators            Care Association      CORRA                              County
                               qualified child care     Explore              Montezuma             USDA if non-                       based child
                               providers                 opportunities for     County Learning        profit                             care centers
                              Increased                 employer-based        Cluster
                               reimbursement for         child care with      Pueblo
                               non-traditional           new large             Community
                               child care and            business              College
                               quality programs          development(s)       Tri-County
                              Availability for non-                           Headstart
                               traditional work
                               hours

12. Health &          NR      Preservation of          Finalize             Southwest           Tax Free          Funding for       Resolution
    Human                      outpatient market         architectural         Health System        Revenue            major equipment   for revenue
    Services:                  share that                phase                 Inc.                 Bonds                                bonds
    Expand                     supports indigent        Complete             Montezuma                                                 passed
    Outpatient                 care in                   financing             County Hospital
    Services at                Montezuma                Begin                 District
    Southwest                  County                    construction (2      County
    Memorial                                             years)
    Hospital




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                                                            MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                      Community Development Action Plan 2004

     Project          Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps       Primary Partners         Available           Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                     Resources        Organization Gaps
13. Land Use:         Low     Have money to           Build case          GOCO                 $13,000 in        Time to pursue    On-going
    Build Land                 help landowners          statement for       Habitat               LAF to date         leads and
    Owner                      meet costs of            LAF                  Partnership          Montezuma           present
    Assistance                 donating                Present              Project               Land                information
    Fund (LAF)                 conservation             opportunity to      Local                 Conservancy
                               easements                contribute to        Government            has funding
                                                        donors not          Montezuma             for
                                                        able/willing to      Land                  conservation
                                                        give up              Conservancy           easements
                                                        operating                                 San Juan
                                                        endowment                                  Skyway route
                                                                                                   identified for
                                                                                                   preservation
14. Land Use:         High    Public and              Define urban        Local                County            Community         On-going
    Intergovernme              government               service zones        governments           Comprehensi        participation
    ntal and Public            consensus on            Develop             Public                ve Plan           Public trust
    Coordination               urbanizing areas         standards,          Montezuma                               Intergovernment
    of Land Use                                         shared mission       County Water                             al agreements
    Issues                                              & vision             Company
                                                                            Sanitation
                                                                             District

15. Public Lands:     Low     Phase I is to           A component of      DWCD               A                   If any water is   In process
    “WETPACK”                  develop 4000 AF          the feasibility     Trout Unlimited     collaborative        provided to the
    Fishery                    of additional water      study is to         Division of         decision             fishery, the
    Biologists                 for irrigation lands     identify the         Wildlife            making               actual
    believe                    over 5 years             options for the     Forest Service      process to           procurement/
    McPhee does               Phase II is to           development of      Bureau of Land      resolve              development
    not have                   address the fishery      additional water     Management          problems             cost must be
    enough water                                                                                                      provided by the
                               below McPhee                                 Bureau of
                               Dam                                                                                    fishery
                                                                             Reclamation
                                                                                                                      stakeholders
                                                                            Dolores River
                                                                             Coalition



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                                                           MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                     Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps        Primary Partners        Available          Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                    Resources       Organization Gaps
16. Public Lands:    High    Consensus               Continue to          County              Montezuma        Impact of top-    On-going
    Improve Local             building on issues       develop              San Juan             County             down agency
    Input into               Economic vitality        community             National Forest/     Federal            directives
    Management                and ecological           stewardship           Bureau of Land       Lands
    of the Federal            health will be           initiatives           Management           Program
    Lands in                  fostered                                      Mesa Verde          Collaborative
    Montezuma                                                                National Park        relationships
    County                                                                  Fort Lewis          Rangeland
                                                                             College - Office     Stewardship
                                                                             of Community         Committee
                                                                             Services
                                                                            Canyon of the
                                                                             Ancients
                                                                             National
                                                                             Monument
17. Public/Private   High    Fire risk is reduced    Continue to          CSU                 Production       Long-term         The 4-C
    Lands:                    and timber               develop product      San Juan             studies           funding           Forest
    Ponderosa                 products industry        and market for        National Forest     County           Outlets for       Partnership
    Pine/Pinon                is strengthened          small diameter       Fort Lewis           Comprehensi       marketing         is scheduled
    Forest                   Forests become           timber                College- Office      ve Plan                             to end but
    Partnership               healthier               Develop long-         of Community        Ecological                          work will
                             Sustainable forest       term strategies       Services             studies                             continue
                             Community Fire          Forest policy        Montezuma           National Fire
                              Plan to reduce risk      development           County Federal       Plan Capacity
                              to life and property    Adaptive              Lands Program        Building
                              and protect              Management           State Forestry       Funds
                              watershed/commu         Identify wildfire    Fire Protection     Fire hazard
                              nity water supplies      hazard areas,         Districts            mitigation
                             Defensible space         and work with        Timber Products      contractors
                              created around           land-                 Industry            RLF- Region
                              residences               owners/agencies                            9 EDD
                             Defensible space         to mitigate                               USDA if
                              education                                                           private land




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                                                          MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                    Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps       Primary Partners        Available          Resource /          Status
   Description                                                                                  Resources        Organization Gaps
18. Public/Private   NR      Control the current    Set up              Dolores Fire        USFS/BLM          Funding            On-going
    Lands:                    pine beetle             demonstrations       Dept.               Colorado
    Combat/Contr              infestation             on how to           Office of            State Forest
    ol Pine beetle                                    dispose of slash     Community            Service
    infestation                                                            Services
                                                                          FS/BLM
19. Historic         Low     Establish &            Training            Montezuma           Grants            Funds to sustain   On-going
    Preservation:             maintain Heritage       stewards             Land                Volunteer          the effort         training
    Archeological             Site Stewardship       Setup                Conservancy          labor and                             through San
    Resource                  Program                 monitoring          Crow Canyon          time                                  Juan
    Preservation             Preserve cultural       program and          Archeological       Existing                              Mountains
                              heritage                reporting            Center               organizations'                        Assoc.
                                                      protocols           San Juan             capacities
                                                     Adopt-a-site         Mountains
                                                      program              Association
                                                      established         Four Corners
                                                                           Heritage Council
                                                                          Bureau of Land
                                                                           Management
                                                                          San Juan
                                                                           National Forest
                                                                          Canyons of the
                                                                           Ancients
                                                                           National
                                                                           Monument




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                                                          MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                    Community Development Action Plan 2004

     Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps       Primary Partners           Available            Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                                     Resources          Organization Gaps
20. Historic         Med     Preserve the only      Obtain a            DWCD                     DWCD              None given        On-going
    Preservation:             remaining wooden        historical          Montezuma               responsible
    McElmo                    flume that              designation          County                  for all start up
    Flume                     traverses McElmo       Obtain a            City of Cortez          costs
    Preservation &            Creek adjacent to       historical          Montezuma              Montezuma
    Historic                  Hwy 160 just west       roadside Hwy         Valley Irrigation       Valley
    Designation               of the Montezuma        marker               Co.                     Irrigation Co
                              County                 Incorporate into    Colorado                will donate
                              Fairgrounds             Cortez trail         Historical              any
                             Preserve heritage       system               Society                 ownership
                              of the Montezuma       Use site to         CDOT                    interest in the
                              Valley -- In 1921,      enhance the         BLM                     flume
                              Montezuma Valley        Montezuma           Bureau of                Colorado
                              Irrigation Company      County               Reclamation             Historical
                              was formed to           Fairgrounds                                  Society
                              salvage a private                                                    grants
                              company that built                                                    CDOT
                              the irrigation                                                       grants
                              system providing                                                     available if
                              water to the                                                         roadside
                              Montezuma                                                            maker
                              Valley.                                                              designation is
                                                                                                   successful
                                                                                                    GOCO grant
                                                                                                   for trail
                                                                                                   system
21. Parks and        NR      Develop a              Secure funds to       Town of Dolores        GOCO             None given          Funding is
    Recreation:               recreation plan for     hire a                OCS-FLC                Forest                               currently
    Lake McPhee               Lake McPhee             recreational          State                 Service                                being raised.
    Recreation               Act on short term       planner &             USFS & BLM                                                   Go Co grant
    Plan                      issues                  develop the plan      DWCD                                                         due 1/04.
                                                                            Colo. State                                                  Committee
                                                                             Parks                                                        is active.




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                                                           MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                     Community Development Action Plan 2004

     Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps        Primary Partners        Available        Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                                    Resources      Organization Gaps
22. Parks and        NR      Develop a 7 mile       Scheduled to be          City of Cortez    CDOT            None given        On schedule
    Recreation:               multi-use trail from     completed in           National Park      funding
    Trail from                Denny Lake to the        2006                    Service           Federal
    Mesa Verde                Montezuma                                       County             highway
    Cultural                  Fairgrounds and                                                     funds
    Center to                 then to the new
    Denny Lake                Mesa Verde Visitor
                              Center
23. Parks and        NR      Identify and mark       Look at              Greater Dolores     Forest          Funding           Beginning
    Recreation:               trails for Mountain      developing a          Action               Service RCA                        stages
    Create                    Bike trails              county-wide          USFS/BLM             funds
    County-wide              Develop more             trails plan
    Trails Plan               multi-use trails        Resolve
                              throughout the           conflicts around
                              county                   multi-use on
                             Attract Mountain         trails
                              bike tourists           Identify suitable
                                                       areas for trails
                                                      Trail planning in
                                                       boggy Draw
                                                       area & Cash
                                                       Canyon
24. Parks &          NR      Connect the             Acquire              USFS                GOCO            ROW‟s through     In process
    Recreation:               Colorado Trail to        easements to         Colorado Parks       Funding          private land
    Complete                  the town of              complete trail        Division            USDA grant
    Colorado Trail            Mancos                   along State          SW Youth Corps      Colorado
    Connection to            Connect Mancos           Highway 160          Town of Mancos       Trails grant
    Town of                   to state-wide trail     Pave trail                                Volunteer
    Mancos                    network                 Install crossings                          groups
                             Position Mancos          and landscaping
                              as a hub for trail      Link to River
                              related tourism          walk
                              and recreation
                              activities



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                                                      MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                Community Development Action Plan 2004

     Project       Rank   Expected Outcomes       Action Steps        Primary Partners         Available           Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                Resources        Organization Gaps
25. ECONOMIC       High    Increase number      Provide              MVCEDO               Land              Large investors   On-going
    DEVELOP-                of jobs               technical            Region 9 EDD         City of Cortez    Lack of
    MENT:                  Increase year-        assistance for       Small Business       USDA                adequate
    Business                round sales for       businesses that       Development          Mid American        funding
    Development:            business              qualify               Center                Manufacturin
    Grow &Retain           Diversify economy    Secure               Mancos, Cortez        g Tech.
    Existing                                      necessary             & Dolores             Center
    Businesses                                    financing and/or     Cortez, Mancos        (MAMTC)
    and                                           land for              & Dolores            EZ Marketing
    Employment                                    expansion             chambers              funds,
    and Recruit                                  Assess needs of      Private               designation &
    New                                           local businesses      enterprise            tax waivers
    Companies to                                 Establish central    Ute Mountain         Leading Edge
    Montezuma                                     contact for           Ute Tribe             Classes
    County                                                                                
                                                  economic             Colorado Office       Potential
                                                  development           of Economic           EDA & CDBG
                                                 Promote &             Development           funding
                                                  recruit                                    Micro-
                                                  community                                   enterprise
                                                 Target new                                  development
                                                  businesses                                  for Dolores
                                                                                             Forest
                                                                                              Service
                                                                                              Economic
                                                                                              Action
                                                                                              Program –
                                                                                              RCA funds




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                                                          MONTEZUMA COUNTY
                                                    Community Development Action Plan 2004

      Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps        Primary Partners         Available            Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                    Resources         Organization Gaps
26. Business         High    Increase access to     Provide              MVCEDO               Community          Equity            On-going
    Expansion                 capital for             availability of      Local Banks           Dev. Block         Venture capital
    /Retention:               businesses              RLF funds            Region 9 EDD          Grant Funds        Small loans for
    Continue to              Create                 Promote              CCI – local          Region 9             start-up
    Offer the                 employment              availability of       guarantors            EDD RLF
    Revolving                 opportunities,          funds                State Office of       funds
    Loan Fund                 especially for low-    Create larger         Economic             SBA
    (RLF)                     to moderate-            revolving capital     Development           financing
                              income persons          fund                 Cortez, Dolores       assistance
                             Continue to            Expand                & Mancos             County
                              provide “gap”           marketing and         Chambers              Revolving
                              financing for local     outreach             Small Business        Loan funds
                              businesses                                    Development          USDA
                             Help businesses                               Center               Small
                              create and retain                                                   Business
                              jobs                                                                Administratio
                                                                                                  n
27. Business         NR      Improve the            Market               Cortez Main           Area              None given        On-going
    Expansion/Ret             physical                downtown              Street                businesses
    ention: Main              appearance of           Cortez                Association           Citizens                             Dolores is
    Street                    downtown Cortez        Increase             Cortez Chamber        Colorado                             starting their
    Revitalization           Strengthen and          cultural,            City of Cortez        Community                             own process
    Project                   broaden the             entertainment &                             Revitalization
                              economic base of        recreational                                Assoc.
                              downtown Cortez         activities                                  Colorado
                             Historic building      Develop                                     Historical
                              preservation            marketing &                                 Society
                                                      business plans                              City of Cortez
                                                     Install                                     Vendor fees
                                                      pedestrian
                                                      lighting




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     Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps           Primary Partners        Available          Resource /          Status
   Description                                                                                       Resources       Organization Gaps
28. Business         NR            To provide           Continue to              Region 9        Colorado         Get Community      On-going
    Recruitment:                incentives for       process tax                EDD                  Economic          assessment for
    To maintain                 business             certifications for            Local            Dev.              eco. development
    and                         expansion and        eligible                   Accountants          Commission
    Administer the              relocation           investments to                Local           State
    Southwest                                        provide tax                Businesses           Enterprise
    Colorado                                         credits to SW                 Office of        Zone
    Enterprise                                       Colorado                   Economic            Economic
    Zone                                             business                   Development          Dev.
    Boundaries                                           Continue to                                Administratio
    and Marketing                                    certify local                                   n (EDA)
    Plan                                             organizations as                                Planning and
                                                     EZ businesses                                   Technical
                                                     to allow them to                                Assistance
                                                     raise funds                                     program
                                                     which are                                      MAMTC
                                                     eligible for state                          .
                                                     income tax
                                                     credits on the
                                                     contributions
29. Business         NR      Create over 100       Develop 8 acres       MVCEDO                Land               Trained Labor      Currently no
    Development:              new jobs               for offices/clean     City of Cortez        Enterprise           supply            demand for
    Develop                  Increase tax base      industry              Cortez Chamber         Zone                                   park
    Commercial               Diversify economy     Recruit                                      USDA
    Park                                             businesses                                   Residual
                                                                                                   EDC funds
                                                                                                  Revolving
                                                                                                   Loan Fund




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      Project         Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps        Primary Partners          Available          Resource /           Status
   Description                                                                                      Resources       Organization Gaps
30. Infrastructure:   NR      Each community         Identify service     County, City and      CDOT             Lack of adequate     On-going
    Continue to                would have              gaps                  Town officials        DOLA               funding
    Maintain and               adequate               Work with the        Region 9 EDD          Economic
    Develop                    infrastructure for      Southwest            Service                Development
    Adequate                   Business                Regional              Providers              Administratio
    Infrastructure             Development and         Transportation       Operation              n
    to                         Expansion               Planning              Healthy               USDA Rural
    Accommodate                                        Commission on         Communities            Development
    Region‟s                                           highway              Southwest
    increasing                                         improvements          Regional
    Population &                                       throughout            Transportation
    Business                                           region                Planning
    Needs                                             Work with             Commission
                                                       service providers    CDOT
31. Leadership        NR      Continue to            Need to secure       Community           Leadership         Sustaining           On-going
    Development:               provide persons         long term             leaders have         La Plata            funding support
    Leadership                 interested in being     funding               formed a             class as a         More speakers
    Montezuma                  a community            Continue to           steering             model               for programs
                               leader with             evaluate              committee           Private            Funding for
                               learning                program each         Cortez Chamber       businesses          retreats and field
                               opportunities in        year.                Pinon Project        provide some        trips
                               leadership skills,                                                 funds
                               group process,                                                    Chamber
                               goal setting, team                                                 provides
                               building & conflict                                                administrative
                               resolution                                                         support
                              Provide
                               information about
                               the local
                               community and
                               significant issues
                              Build community
                               leaders




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     Project       Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps       Primary Partners        Available         Resource /            Status
   Description                                                                                Resources      Organization Gaps
                                                                                                                                  st
32. Leadership     NR      Engage                 Hold Community      Operation           Grants          Representation    1 Summit
    Development:            community               Summit               Healthy             Community         from all         successfully
    Community               members to work        Provide support      Communities          donations         community        held in April
    Summit                  on priority             for resulting       County and area                       sectors/groups   „03
                            community issues        action               municipalities
                                                   Publicize the       Southwest
                                                    results              Memorial
                                                                         Hospital
                                                                        Service
                                                                         Learning
                                                                         Initiative of SW
                                                                         Colorado
                                                                        Businesses
                                                                        Civic groups
                                                                        Non-profit
                                                                         organizations
                                                                        Citizens
33. Business       Med     To position the        Create              City of Cortez      Vendor fees                        On-going
    Expansion &             City of Cortez and      marketing &         Cortez Chamber       through City
    Retention:              surrounding areas       promotional          of Commerce          Sales tax
    Montezuma               as a regional trade     opportunities by    County               license
    County Trade            center                  advertising,        Cortez Main          holders
    Area                   Change the              events & a local     Street              Retail
    Marketing               perception of           currency             Association          enhancement
    Plan                    shopping in Cortez      program             Cortez               program
                                                                         Merchants
                                                                        Area Chambers
                                                                        Area Towns




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     Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes      Action Steps          Primary Partners         Available           Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                                  Resources         Organization Gaps
34. Tourism:        Med     Strengthen          Promote area           Area Chambers         Cortez/Count      Lack of funding   On-going
    Regional                 economy              nationally and         Mesa Verde            y lodgers tax
    Marketing and           Maintain and         internationally as      County Tourism        City sales tax
    Promotional              improve regional     funds allow             Board                 support from
    Efforts                  tourism             Create & support       Mesa Verde            general fund
                                                  special events          National Park         Sponsors
                                                  that bring visitors    Cortez Cultural       /donors
                                                  to the area             Center                State tourism
                                                 Expand                 Crow Canyon           funding
                                                  partnerships            Archaeological        EZ marketing
                                                                          Center                funds
                                                                         Anasazi               Forest
                                                                          Heritage Center       Service RCA
                                                                         Ute Mountain          program
                                                                          Ute Tribe
                                                                         National tour
                                                                          operators
                                                                         Local
                                                                          businesses
                                                                         Southwest
                                                                          Travel Region
                                                                         Aramark




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     Project        Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps        Primary Partners         Available           Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                   Resources        Organization Gaps
35. Workforce       NR      Increase job           Create an            Pinon Project         Grants           Lack of           On-going
    Development:             opportunities           advisory council     Economic Dev.         TANF               adequate
    Local                    leading to self        Conduct job           Councils &            Collaborative      funding
    Workforce                sufficiency             vacancy survey        District              partnerships
    Development             Native American        Train workforce      Local Human           Federal &
    and Retention            population cultural     to meet new           Service               state funding
                             issues addressed        employment            agencies              Training
                            Micro-enterprise &      opportunities        Workforce             funds –
                             self employment        Develop self-         centers               Colorado
                             addressed               employment and       Social Services       First
                            Expansion of            micro-enterprise     PCC                   San Juan
                             Ready>Set >Go           opportunities        Adult Education       basin Vo-
                             Program from           Expand training      San Juan Basin        Tech
                             Women‟s                 and technical         Vo-Tech
                             Resource Center         assistance for       Women‟s
                             to Montezuma            Native American       Resource Center
                             County                  and other            Small Business
                            Expanded local          populations           Development
                             workforce              Develop               Center
                            Better retention of     partnerships with    Local
                             local workers           K-12 schools          businesses
                            Workforce better        and local
                             qualified to meet       businesses to
                             needs of local          develop
                             businesses              workforce
                                                    Encourage local
                                                     businesses to
                                                     attend job fairs
                                                     at high schools
                                                     and local
                                                     colleges
                                                    Encourage
                                                     businesses to
                                                     hire local
                                                     employees with
                                                     competitive
                                                     wages
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     Project       Rank   Expected Outcomes        Action Steps        Primary Partners        Available          Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                Resources       Organization Gaps
36. Agriculture:   High    Development of        Constructive         Soil                Public and       The need to       San Juan
    Strengthen &            strategies &           public lands          Conservation         private            develop          RC & D is
    Support                 strengths to           allotment             Districts            people, land       improved         working on
    County‟s                diversify the          management           San Juan Basin       and financial      working          whether it is
    Agricultural            county‟s               plan process          Farm Bureau          resources          relationships    feasible for
    Economy                 agricultural          Develop              CCA                 Economic           and strategies   riparian
                            economies              grassroots           Montezuma            assessment         for sustained    areas to be
                           Maintain and           banking efforts       County and the       work group         progress         utilized by
                            enhance farms,        Maintain/enhanc       Federal Lands       Demography       Lack of support   cattle for
                            ranches, rural         e agricultural        Program              Section DLA        staff            short
                            character and          water resources      Dolores Water       USDA                                periods of
                            economic viability    Improve data to       Conservancy         National                            time as
                            of this sector         more accurately       District             Resource                            alternative
                           Development of         portray              Dolores River        Conservation
                            measurements of        economic              Watershed            Service                             San Juan
                            the economic and       contributions of      Forum               Farm Service                        RC & D
                            social impacts of      agriculture          Montezuma            Agency                              undertaking
                            agriculture in        Continue to           Land                CSU                                 ditch GPS
                            Southwest              develop               Conservancy          Agriculture                         survey
                            Colorado               agricultural         CSU                  Extension
                           Deal with impacts      incentives            Cooperative          Program                             Region 9
                            around drought        Develop                                                                        updating
                                                                         Extension
                                                   agricultural                                                                   socio-
                                                                         Agents
                                                                                                                                  economic
                                                   product              Habitat
                                                   development                                                                    data to
                                                                         Partnership
                                                   and market                                                                     identify Ag.
                                                                         Program
                                                                                                                                  Contribution
                                                   diversification      SJNF/BLM                                                 s
                                                   (e.g. the            San Juan RC&D
                                                   Slaughter
                                                   House)                                                                         Study has
                                                  Assist with small                                                              been done
                                                   acreage land                                                                   on kitchen
                                                   management                                                                     incubators
                                                   and weed
                                                   control efforts


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     Project          Rank   Expected Outcomes         Action Steps          Primary Partners            Available        Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                                          Resources      Organization Gaps
37. Agriculture:      High    Maintain and           Conduct                  Private industry      Small grants    None given        Database of
    Marketing and              expand agricultural     feasibility studies      County                County                             soil types
    Crop                       sector                  of producing             Local growers          Comprehensi                        and
    Diversification           Re-establish fruit      new crops                CSU                    ve Plan                            locations for
                               industry by            Identify existing        Cooperative           Potential                          growing
                               expanding               facilities                Extension              location for                       wine grapes
                               products. Integrate    Apply for grants          Offices                crop testing
                               fresh pack and          to support               MVCEDO                USDA
                               juicing operations      research and             San Juan RC&D
                              Intensive               entrepreneurs            Region 9 EDD
                               agriculture use of     Continue to              Dolores and
                               small land parcels      provide                   Mancos Soil
                              Retain/maintain         incentives for            Conservation
                               rural character of      suitable crop             Districts
                               the county              diversification
                              Produce new            Utilize climate
                               crops                   database to find
                                                       appropriate
                                                       crops such as
                                                       grapes
38. HOUSING:          Med     New and                Post notice of         Housing               State Funds       Information       On-going
    Make Housing               remodeled units         requirements            Solutions for the     Federal            regarding
    Accessible to              meet Federal ADA       Increase public         Southwest              Funds              compliance
    Persons with               guidelines for          awareness               (formerly SCR)        USDA              Understanding
    Disabilities               accessibility                                  Montezuma                                 of the problem
                                                                               County Housing
                                                                               Authority




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     Project      Rank   Expected Outcomes     Action Steps        Primary Partners        Available          Resource /         Status
   Description                                                                            Resources       Organization Gaps
39. Affordable    Med     Fair housing       Counseling           Housing             Counseling       Information        On-going
    Housing:               policies are        services to the       Solutions            and referral       about levels of
    Assure that            observed            elderly, low-        Montezuma            by Housing         discrimination
    Safe & Fair            throughout the      income                County Housing       Solutions        Field data
    Housing is             county              households,           Authority           Legal
    affirmed in           Safer units for     minority families    HUD                  representatio
    County                 residents           and providers        Legal Aid            n
                                              Identify needs       Colorado            HUD
                                               for safe housing      Housing, Inc.        enforcement
                                               and implement        Owners/             Montezuma
                                                                     managers             County
                                                                                          Housing
                                                                                          Authority
                                                                                         USDA
                                                                                         Housing
                                                                                          quality
                                                                                          standards




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     Project      Rank   Expected Outcomes          Action Steps         Primary Partners           Available         Resource /        Status
   Description                                                                                     Resources      Organization Gaps
40. Affordable   Med      Increased               Form private          Montezuma              SCR‟s           Affordable        Housing
    Housing:               affordable housing       sector                 County Housing          Revolving         sites/land       Solutions is
    Advocacy               opportunities            partnerships           Authority               Loan Fund       Funding           staring a
                          A greater number        Adopt funding         Housing                HUD 203 K‟s                        Homeowner
                           of first-time buyers     strategies for         Solutions              First-time                         ship
                           can purchase             RHA, FHA and          Colorado                home buyers                        program for
                           homes                    HUD programs           Housing, Inc.          FHA loans                          low to
                          Increase rental         Create loan           Local                  Colorado                           moderate-
                           housing                  guarantee              Governments             Housing                            income
                          Provide more             programs              State Division of       Finance                            clients.
                           opportunities for       Identify potential     Housing                 Authority                          They will
                           first-time home          sites for new         HUD Rural               (CHFA)                             purchase,
                           buyers                   affordable             Development            USDA                               rehab and
                                                    housing               Volunteers and         Community                          sell with
                                                   Identify funding       private sector          Reinvestment                       down-
                                                                                                                                      payment
                                                    for                   Habitat for             Act
                                                                                                                                      assistance
                                                    predevelopment         Humanity               CDBG/RLF
                                                    and                                                                               and first time
                                                    development                                                                       homebuyer
                                                    costs                                                                             education
                                                   Work to
                                                    standardize
                                                    affordable
                                                    housing
                                                    approval
                                                    process

Signed by: ______________________________________________________                              Date:____________________________
Montezuma County Board of Commissioners




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