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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

December 6, 2010

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Fields called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor:                   Frank Fields

                Trustees

                Present:                  Judd Behrens

                                                Dillian Jeffrey

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE MERGL MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the November 2, 2010 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel noted that property valuations were down and asked the Board to be concerned about budgeting.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,420,800 gallons of water in November, 2010.  Approximately 293,000 gallons of that usage was from a water main leak on Saturday, November 20.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Behrens, Fields, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

2011 Budget – Resolution 10-08

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BEHRENS SECONDED to approve Resolution 10-08 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, 2011 and ending December 31, 2011.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Behrens

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2011 Budget – Resolution 10-09

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE JEFFREY SECONDED to approve Resolution 10-09 levying general property taxes for the year 2010, to aid in the operation of and help defray the costs of government for the Town for the 2011 budget year.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Behrens, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2011 Budget – Resolution 10-10

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve Resolution 10-10 appropriating sums of money to the various funds and spending agencies, in the amount and for the purpose as set forth below for the Town of Deer Trail for the 2011 budget year.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Behrens, Fields, Jeffrey

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Supplemental Budget – Resolution 10-07

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to approve Resolution 10-07 appropriating additional sums of money to defray expenses in excess of amounts budgeted for the Town of Deer Trail.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Pisel, Behrens, Fields, Jeffrey, Mergl

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Liquor License Renewal – The Corner

 

TRUSTEE MERGL MOVED, TRUSTEE BEHRENS SECONDED to approve the liquor license renewal application submitted by The Corner.  Voting was as follows:

 

                YES:                        Pisel, Behrens, Fields, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Employees’ Christmas Bonuses

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE BEHRENS SECONDED to approve Christmas bonuses for the two full-time employees in the amount of $200 each.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Behrens, Fields, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

The Board discussed completion of the trail at Spirit of the Prairie Park including weed control and tapering the edges with crushed asphalt or crushed concrete.    Crushed asphalt will be used to taper the sides of the trail to a distance of two feet on each side.  Weed control will be done an as-needed basis.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS ADJOURNED the meeting at 7:49 p.m.

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk