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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Special Meeting

August 9, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in special session on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a code enforcement officer.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor                    Jim Johnson

                Trustees

                Present:                  Gary Lavoie

                                              Russell Ness

                                              Bob Sanger

                                              Tami Stoumbaugh

                                              Dutch Venter

                                              Melvin Wood

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

 

The Board met with Harriet Stewart, the Town of Bennett’s code enforcement officer, to discuss the possibility of her taking on the duties of Deer Trail’s code enforcement officer.

 

Harriet explained her procedure at Bennett:

                1)             Compilation of a drive-by list of violations with pictures

    2)             Violation letter allowing two weeks for compliance (sent to property owner, or if rental property, sent to renter)

                3)             Reinspection

                4)             Final warning letter (sent to renter and landlord)

                5)             Municipal court (possibly both renter and landlord)

 

The Board discussed agricultural properties and inoperable vehicles.

 

The new procedure will be explained in the Town’s monthly newsletter as well as posted at several locations.

 

Trustee Wood was excused at 7:31 p.m.

 

A phone number and voice mail may be used specifically for code complaints, set up for use at Harriet’s home.

 

Since Harriet will use her own vehicle for inspections, insurance was discussed.  She will check with her carrier and the Town Clerk will contact the Town’s insurance company, CIRSA.

 

Animal control procedures were addressed.

 

Upon further review of insurance costs, telephone costs, etc., compensation will be discussed.

 

The Board took a five-minute break at 8:00 p.m.

 

The meeting reconvened at 8:07 p.m.

 

Further discussion was held on insurance coverage.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

TRUSTEE NESS MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.

 

The special meeting was adjourned at 8:22 p.m.

 

 

______________________________

James Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

______________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk