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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

February 3, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, February 3, 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:                  David Boyd

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Harry Venter

                                                Melvin Wood                                                      

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to approve the January 6, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel inquired about early voting and absentee voting for the upcoming recall election.  Absentee voting is available as required by state law.

 

Trustee Mergl arrived at 7:05 p.m.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,289,000 gallons of water in January, 2009.

 

The Town Clerk reported that Equinox Pump has been working on the lift station and will soon be replacing the air lines for the flush valve.

 

Town Clerk Reports

Strasburg Veterinary Clinic’s vaccination clinic will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. – noon at the Town Hall.

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Boyd, Fields, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Wood

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Nuisance Ordinances

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to table discussion on nuisance ordinances to the March 3 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The motion carried.

 

Municipal Initiatives

The Board reviewed a letter from Town Attorney Stan Kimble expressing concerns about the constitutionality of the four municipal initiative ordinances proposed by Phillip Steel and David Boyd.  Petitions for the four ordinances have been approved as to form.  Steel and Boyd have 180 days to obtain the 18 signatures needed on each petition.  At that time, the ordinances will be presented to the Board of Trustees for approval.  If the ordinances are approved, they will become effective within 30 days of approval.  If they are not approved, they will go to the vote of the people at a special election.  If the voters approve the ordinances, they will become effective and the Board may be forced to determine, in court, the constitutionality of the ordinances.

 

2009 CDBG Paving Grant

The Board discussed correspondence from Signy Mikita regarding this year’s paving grant.  The Town is guaranteed $10,000 in 2009, and may possibly receive an additional $28,155.  Mikita asked if the total of $38,155 is a sufficient amount to make the project worthwhile, or if the Town wanted to take a year off and apply for funds again next year.

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to use the $38,155 for paving.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Wood, Boyd

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Helicopter Landing Pad

Vic Behrens gave an update on the proposed helicopter landing pad.  The EMTs are seeking grant money for the project.  The aforementioned CDBG grant may also be an option.  Trustee Monnahan suggested the Town provide the pole and electricity for the pad.  Trustee Monnahan said that Jim Bunner from Arapahoe County Road and Bridge said the Town would need a $100 permit for the entrance to the pad.  Bunner said the culvert for the entrance shall be 18” x 20’ with flared ends.  Behrens recommended an 8’ walkway from the entrance to the pad for ambulance personnel access.  The actual landing pad will be 40’ x 40’ x 5”.  Behrens estimated an approximate total cost of $8,000.  More information will be obtained for the March 3, 2009 Board meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

2009 Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Agreement

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the 2009 Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Agreement for Services in the amount of $15,588.27.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Wood, Boyd, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Elks’ Special Events Permit

The Elks submitted an application for a special events permit for March 14 and 15.  All fees were paid.  Posting requirements were not met.

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE VENTER SECONDED to approve the Elks’ special events permit for March 14 and 15, 2009.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Venter, Wood, Boyd, Fields, Mergl

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Trustee Wood presented the Board with a bid for crushed asphalt from Allied Recycled Aggregates, $5.83/ton for the asphalt plus $14.40/ton for delivery.  Board members will shop for a cheaper delivery rate and present their information at the March 3, 2009 Board meeting.

 

Trustee Boyd asked if the lock to the West Well had been changed.  The lock was changed immediately after the January Board meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:51 p.m.

 

______________________________

Frank Fields, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk