The county accepted the Mapelli donation via resolution, per county policy. View the original resolution accepting donation.(PDF, 82KB) For those using assistive technology, the resolution is written below.
RE: ACCEPT DONATION OF TRICERATOPS FOSSIL HEAD FROM MR. AND MRS. ROLAND MAPELLI AND FAMILY, AND AUTHORIZE DISPLAY IN THE CENTENNIAL COMPLEX.
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, Colorado, pursuant to Colorado statute and the Weld County Home Rule Charter, is vested with the authority of administering the affairs of Weld County, Colorado, and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners has designated the triceratops the official Weld County fossil, and
WHEREAS, an actual fossil has been discovered in Weld County near Briggsdale on property owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roland C. Mapelli and family, and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Mapelli and family have had the head of the fossil restored and wish to donate it to Weld County, with the condition that it be displayed for the public in a County facility, and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of Weld County to accept all donations by Resolution.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, Colorado, hereby accepts the donation of a triceratops fossil head from Mr. and Mrs. Roland Mapelli and family and authorizes its display in the Centennial Complex.
The above and foregoing Resolution was, on motion duly made and seconded, adopted by the following vote on the 10th day of September, A.D., 1986.
Signed by the BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, WELD COUNTY, COLORADO
Jacqueline Johnson, Chairman
Gordon E. Lacy, Pro-Tem
Gene R. Brantner
Attest: Mary Ann Feuerstein, Weld County Clerk and Recorder and Clerk to the Board
By: Tommie Antuna, Deputy County Clerk
Approved as to Form: Thomas David, County Attorney