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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

December 5, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 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

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                                Jim Hancock, Maintenance

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the November 7, 2006 regular meeting minutes and November 15, 2006 special meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

David and Kendra Boyd asked the Board if they had considered changing any ordinances, including the nuisance ordinance.

 

Trustee Lavoie expressed his concern about the nuisance ordinance’s definition of inoperable vehicles which includes the fact that a vehicle may be considered inoperable simply because it does not have a current registration and valid license plates.  Trustee Lavoie stated he would like to review the ordinance.

 

Trustee Sanger stated he does not want to change the ordinance, that it is well-written, and it represents the majority of the Townspeople’s wishes as written.

 

The Boyds inquired about the consequences if property owners do not comply with the ordinance.  Mayor Johnson explained that the final step is a summons to municipal court and a possible $500 fine.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS SECONDED to schedule a work study session before the regular Board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2 to review the nuisance ordinance.  Voting was as follows:

 

 

                YES:                        Fields, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter

                NO:                         Johnson

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Board reviewed the water and sanitation report submitted by Marion Wilson.  The Town pumped 1,201,400 gallons of water in November.

 

TRUSTEE SANGER MOVED to obtain bids on a 6’ commercial grade chain link fence to be installed to protect the lift station at the corner of First Avenue and Ivy Street, as well as an extension of the existing guardrail, and installation of large posts for additional protection.  Trustee Sanger withdrew his motion.

 

More information will be gathered on the price of supplies.  No action was taken.

 

Mayor’s Report

Mayor Jim Johnson gave the Board an update on the bullet hole in the water tower.  The elevated storage tank was repaired on Sunday, December 3 at a price of $1,944.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to offer a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction of the person who shot a hole in the water tower, to be posted in the post office, school and I-70 Scout.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Fields

                NO:                         Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Price and styles of security camera systems will also be researched.

 

Town Clerk’s Report

The Town Clerk reported that approximately $2,200 worth of delinquent water and sewer bills had been assessed to 2007 property tax bills.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Dangerous Buildings

The Board reviewed correspondence from Town attorney Stan Kimble regarding the dangerous building at 692 First Avenue.   No action was taken.

 

Groundwater Management District

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to direct Town Attorney Stan Kimble to contact the North Kiowa Bijou Groundwater District to negotiate in-district and out-of-district water purchases.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie

                NO:                         Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Wastewater Project Outlay Report

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the 14th Outlay Report submitted by GMS, Inc. for advertising, biosolids testing, and engineering expenses in the amount of $12,547.21.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Stoumbaugh, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger

                NO:                         Venter, Fields

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Dump Truck Bids

One bid was received for the old dump truck.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS SECONDED to accept the bid for the dump truck from Don Eastwood Drilling in the amount of $533.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Water System Improvement Rates

The Board discussed the possibility of raising water rates for upcoming system improvements.  No action was taken and the issue was tabled until the January, 2007 meeting.

 

Donation for Candy Sacks

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to donate $100 to the Deer Trail School to help fund the candy sacks distributed at the elementary school’s annual winter concert.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT                Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Fuel Card

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to acquire a Wright Express fuel card for fuel purchases.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Fields

                NO:                         Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

Resolution 06-06 to Adopt the 2007 Budget

Resolution 06-07 to Appropriate Sums of Money

Resolution 06-08 to Certify the 2007 Mill Levy

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve Resolution 06-06 to Adopt the 2007 Budget, Resolution 06-07 to Appropriate Sums of Money, and Resolution 06-08 to Certify the 2007 Mill Levy.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS

 

No comments were offered.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk