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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

April 8, 2008

 

Mayor Jim Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Tami Stoumbaugh, and Trustee Melvin Wood were not in attendance.  In order to have a quorum, newly elected Trustees David Boyd, Frank Fields, and Robert Hardwick were sworn in. Trustee Harry Venter was named meeting Chairman.

 

Public Hearing

 

The matter at hand was the annexations of Spur Mountain Timber and Turecek West.  All parties agreed to include both annexations in the same procedure.

 

Chairman Venter opened the public hearing at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Town Clerk presented the following documents:  (2) ownership documents; (2) Pre-Annexation Agreements; (2) Petitions for Annexation accompanied by affidavits of circulators; (4) copies of each annexation map, dated March 12, 2008, prepared by Cottonwood Surveying and Associates, Inc., a Colorado Registered Professional Land Surveyor, showing the boundaries as well as providing written legal description of the boundaries, location of each ownership tract in the unplatted land, and drawing of contiguous boundary of the Town of Deer Trail; Quit Claim Deed transferring Spur Mountain Timber’s water rights to the Town (Turecek West will transfer rights upon a transaction between Spur Mountain Timber and Turecek West); Resolution 08-03, dated March 4, 2008 finding substantial compliance for the Spur Mountain Timber Annexation; Resolution 08-04, dated March 11, 2008, finding substantial compliance for the Turecek West Annexation; Spur Mountain Timber Annexation Agreement; Turecek West Annexation Agreement; (2) letters from the Town granting waiver of Annexation Impact Reports and requesting the same from Arapahoe County; letter of permission, dated April 7, 2008, allowing Spur Mountain Timber to construct a water well; letter of permission, dated April 7, 2008, allowing Spur Mountain Timber to install a septic system; (2) tax certificates; Affidavit of Proof of Publication from Tri-County Tribune for four weeks of publication of the notice of the public hearing and text of Resolution 08-03 and Resolution 08-04; and list of taxing entities notified of the public hearing.  Total expenses for the annexations have not yet been determined.

 

Chairman Venter asked for public comments. 

 

Kenny Ross asked if the annexed properties will be zoned agricultural or commercial.  Venter responded that the Town has no zoning.

 

Chairman Venter closed the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.

 

Regular Meeting

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Chairman Harry Venter called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Chairman:              Harry Venter        

                Trustees

                Present:                  David Boyd

                                                Frank Fields

                                                Robert Hardwick

                                                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve the agenda with the addition of Spur Mountain Timber Annexation and Turecek West Annexation to Unfinished Business.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve the March 4, 2008 regular meeting minutes and the March 11, 2008 special meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

No one offered public comment.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,323,200 gallons of water in March, 2008.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to approve the payment of the bills.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                       Boyd, Fields, Hardwick, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

4-H Club Donation

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to donate $150 to the Deer Trail Eagles’ 4-H Club.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Hardwick, Venter, Boyd

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

Spur Mountain Timber Annexation

Turecek West Annexation

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve Resolution 08-06 concerning a petition for the annexation of property to the Town of Deer Trail, Colorado, known as Spur Mountain Timber Annexation to the Town of Deer Trail, and finding the area proposed to be annexed eligible for annexation.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Venter, Boyd, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS SECONDED to approve Resolution 08-07 concerning a petition for the annexation of property to the Town of Deer Trail, Colorado, known as Turecek West Annexation to the Town of Deer Trail, and finding the area proposed to be annexed eligible for annexation.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Venter, Boyd, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve Ordinance No. 243 approving an annexation known as the Spur Mountain Timber Annexation to the Town of Deer Trail.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Boyd, Fields, Hardwick, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.    

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve Ordinance No. 244 approving an annexation known as Turecek West Annexation to the Town of Deer Trail.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Hardwick, Venter, Boyd

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Johnson, Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

New Trustees

The Board will make department appointments and appoint check signers at their next regular meeting.

 

Recall Election

Per C.R.S. 31-4-503(4), the Town Clerk announced that the petitions to recall Mayor James Johnson were sufficient.  She presented them to the Board of Trustees, along with the Certificate of Sufficiency.

 

Before the Board set a date for the recall election, the Town Clerk read a letter of resignation from Mayor Johnson.  No recall election will be held.

 

Pardon Judicial Actions

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to pardon all judicial actions against Everett and Lucinda Boyd and Robert and Stephen Byg.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Venter, Boyd, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh, Wood

The Chairman declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

No comments were offered.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

TRUSTEE VENTER MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS SECONDED to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

 

______________________________

Harry L. Venter, Chairman

 

ATTEST

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk