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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

August 7, 2007

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor                    Jim Johnson         

                Trustees

                Present:                  Frank Fields

Gary Lavoie

                                                Bob Sanger

                                                Tami Stoumbaugh

                                                Dutch Venter

                                                Melvin Wood

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the July 3, 2007 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

No one had comments.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 3,971,000 gallons of water in July, 2007.

 

Mayor’s Report

The Mayor reported that Arapahoe County CDBG paving project had been completed.

 

Town Clerk’s Report

The Town Clerk reported that she presented the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant to a review board in Meeker on Friday, July 27.  The board expressed support for the project.  Final approval has not been received.

 

The 2006 audit prepared by Johnson, Holscher and Co. was presented to the Board for acceptance.

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to accept the 2006 audit report.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter Wood

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Wastewater Project

-Final Draw Request

GMS, Inc. submitted the final draw request for the wastewater project which included a payment of $49,592.18 to Liquid Waste Management for biosolids removal and disposal, engineering fees, and $23,618.38 for the chain link fence.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the final wastewater project’s Outlay Report #17 in the amount of $81,165.30.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

-Resolution of Acceptance

GMS, Inc. also submitted a Resolution of Acceptance stating that the Board accepts the biosolids removal and disposal work done by Liquid Waste Management.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the Resolution of Acceptance for the biosolids removal and disposal project for the existing abandoned wastewater treatment facility.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Fence Regulations

The Board reviewed different items to be included in a fence/hedge ordinance including types of fences, heights, and fees.

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED to table any decisions until the September meeting.  Voting was as follows:

 

 

 

                YES:                        Venter, Wood, Fields

                NO:                         Stoumbaugh, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion defeated.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to include the following items in a fence/hedge ordinance:

Types of fences allowed:                    Masonry, ornamental iron, chain link, wood picket, solid, strongbarn, plastic

Not allowed:                                          Plywood, pressboard, waferboard, chipboard, cardboard, pallets, etc.

Front height fence/hedge:                  4’ (anything within 30’ of curb line)

Side/rear height fence/hedge:            6’

Tennis courts:                                      12’

Fees:                                                       .25% plus $10 administrative

Also:                                                      Fences/hedges may not obstruct vision of auto traffic on adjacent streets or driveways

Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh

                NO:                         Venter, Wood, Fields

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Items may be added, deleted, or changed at the September meeting.

                                                               

NEW BUSINESS

 

Liquor License Renewal – Brown Derby

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the application for renewal of the Brown Derby’s liquor license.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Building Permit – 1210 Fourth Ave.

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the building permit submitted by Kunkel Construction, Inc. for 1210 Fourth Ave.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Work Session

 

MAYOR JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to schedule a special meeting with CIRSA’s Tami Tanoue to discuss routine insurance matters on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6:00 p.m.. Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Trustee Venter presented a letter to each Board member asking them to drop Robert Byg’s municipal court case.

The Town Clerk read it aloud.

 

Trustee Sanger thanked Mayor Johnson and the maintenance man Darren Kunkel for all the hard work they did preparing streets for paving.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk