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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

December 6, 2005

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 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: Gary Lavoie, Russell Ness, Cody Stoumbaugh, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, Melvin Wood

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk; Randy Eldringhoff, Maintenance

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to add two items to the agenda under New Business: Employee Bonuses and Water Tower Star. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the November 1, 2005 regular meeting minutes. The motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

No comments were heard.

REPORTS

Water & Sewer

-Readings

The Town Clerk reported water usage for the month of November, 2005 was 1,969,100 gallons. The sewer flow meter recorded readings of 37,155 gallons of flow per day in November.

Town Clerk's Report

The Town Clerk reported that the drainage study has not yet been completed; that responses had been heard from two of the three property owners of the dangerous buildings; and that Simla's municipal judge Stone is available for the Town of Deer Trail at a cost of $250/visit.

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the payment of the bills. Voting was as follows:  YES: Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Wastewater Project

-Pay Request

Because of the weather, GMS, Inc. was not represented at the meeting.

A special meeting with GMS, Inc. and Interstate Irrigation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

-Chain Link Fence at First Ave. & Ivy St.

This item is tabled until Spring, 2006.

East Bijou Estates

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED to meet with Town Attorney Stan Kimble to discuss the Cost Recovery Agreement with East Bijou Estates. Voting was as follows:  YES: Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

If possible, the meeting with Stan Kimble will be held on Thursday, Dec. 15.

2006 Budget

-Resolution 05-06 To Adopt the 2006 Budget

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to adopt Resolution 05-06 adopting a final budget and summarizing revenues and expenditures for each fund for the Town of Deer Trail, during the calendar year beginning January 1, 2006 and ending December 31, 2006. Voting was as follows:  YES: Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie

NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

-Resolution 05-07 to Appropriate Sums of Money

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to adopt Resolution 05-07 appropriating sums of money to the various funds and departments in the amount and for the purpose as set forth below for the Town of Deer Trail, for the 2006 budget year. Voting was as follows:  YES: C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness  NO: None

ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to adopt Resolution 05-08 levying general property taxes for the year 2006, to aid in the operation of and help defray the costs of government for the Town of Deer Trail, for the 2006 budget year. Voting was as follows:  YES: T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Ordinance 229 - Model Traffic Code

Ordinance 229 adopting the 2003 edition of the Model Traffic Code was introduced.

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to set January 3, 2006 as the date for a public hearing for Ordinance 229 to adopt the 2003 Model Traffic Code by reference. Voting was as follows:  YES: Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2006 Election

-Ordinance 230 - Election Cancellation/Write-In Affidavit

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE NESS SECONDED to adopt Ordinance 230 establishing eligibility for write-in candidates of municipal elections and providing for the cancellation of municipal elections in the Town of Deer Trail. Voting was as follows:  YES: Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to place a sales tax issue on the April, 2006 municipal ballot at a percentage of three percent, earmarked 50% for streets and 50% for code enforcement. Voting was as follows:  YES: Johnson, Lavoie, T. Stoumbaugh, Wood  NO: Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, Venter  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Town Logo

The Board reviewed correspondence from a resident, Phillip Steel, proposing a nationally trademarked logo to be owned by the Town of Deer Trail. Several members of the Jockeyettes were on hand asked for a few minutes to review the material.

Mobile Home Regulations

The Board reviewed some general information from six small towns about mobile home regulations. More information is needed. The issue was tabled until the January 3, 2006 regular board meeting.

Liquor License Renewal

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to renew the liquor license for The Corner. Voting was as follows:

YES: Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Termination of Champion Lease Agreement

The Board reviewed the document terminating the lease agreement with Champion Cable and assigning a small building and water tower antennas to the Town.

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the lease termination agreement with Champion Cable. Voting was as follows:  YES: Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie  NO: Venter  ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Town Logo

Discussion was held with the Jockeyettes and business owner Wendy Wood about business and personal use of the Jockeyettes' logo. The Jockeyettes explained that their use of the logo was to promote the Town and the rodeo, and that anyone could use the logo unless it was used to make a profit. Further discussion on the matter was tabled until the January 3, 2006 regular board meeting.

Trustee Ness was excused at 7:47 p.m.

The Board took a short break.

The meeting resumed at 7:58 p.m.

Supplemental Budgets

-Resolution 05-09 General Fund

-Resolution 05-10 Water Fund

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve Resolution 05-09 and Resolution 05-10 appropriating additional sums of money in excess of amounts budgeted for the Town of Deer Trail. Voting was as follows:  YES: C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: Ness

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Employee Bonuses

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to give each Town employee a $250 Christmas bonus. Voting was as follows:  YES: T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, C. Stoumbaugh  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: Ness

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Water Tower Star

Trustee Lavoie asked that the Christmas star on the water tower be illuminated.

MAYOR JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED that Trustee Lavoie be in charge of the lighting of the Christmas star on the water tower. The motion carried.

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS

Mayor Johnson reported on his Thursday, Dec. 1 discussion with Rep. Debbie Stafford and County Commissioner Rod Bockenfeld about availability of law enforcement grants and open space grants.

Mayor Johnson informed the Board that the two 110-volt electric motors in the Second Ave. lift station are needing parts that are difficult to find.

MAYOR JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to replace the two 110-volt electric motors in the Second Ave. lift station with two 220-volt electric motors at a cost of approximately $4,600. Voting was as follows:  YES: Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: Ness

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT

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

The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

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James Johnson, Mayor

ATTEST

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk