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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

December 1, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Frank Fields called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor:                   Frank Fields

                Trustees

                Present:                  Jim Johnson

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the November 3, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel commented on some personal issues with Arapahoe County Animal Control and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,203,000 gallons of water in November, 2009.

 

Property Survey

The Board reviewed a Property Survey conducted on Monday, Nov. 23 by the Town’s insurance company, CIRSA. 

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Fields,  Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Animal Control

The Board reviewed two ordinances adopting portions of Arapahoe County’s Animal Control ordinance.

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to make no changes to the Town’s current Animal Control procedure.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Mosquito Control

The Board discussed an ordinance assessing $1 to every water bill in Town to be used for mosquito control.

 

TRUSTEE PISEL MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED that no fees be assessed to water bills for mosquito control.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         Johnson

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Trash Service

The Board discussed contracting a provider for trash services and establishing rates for mandatory trash pickup for Town residents.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED that mandatory trash pickup no longer be considered for Town residents.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Pisel, Venter, Fields, Johnson, Monnahan

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2010 Budget

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to approve Resolution 09-06 to adopt the 2010 budget.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Venter, Fields, Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED to approve Resolution 09-07 to appropriate sums of money.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve Resolution 09-08 to certify the mill levy.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Liquor License Renewal – The Corner

 

TRUSTEE PISEL MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the liquor license renewal application for The Corner.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Application

Arapahoe County Open Space grant applications are due Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.  The Board discussed possible projects.

 

TRUSTEE PISEL MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to apply for an Arapahoe County Open Space Grant to remove the asphalt trail in Spirit of the Prairie Park, replace it with a new asphalt trail, and asphalt pave a parking area.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Pisel, Venter, Fields, Johnson, Monnahan

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Building Permit Application – 314 First Ave.

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the Building Permit Application for 314 First Avenue.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Venter, Fields, Johnson, Monnahan, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Mergl

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Trustee Monnahan would like the Town to dispose of the vacant lot at 692 First Avenue either by gift or by bid.  Disposal of the lot will be discussed at the January 5, 2010 regular Board meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:52 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk