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Regular Meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

 

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Deer Trail Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Tink Rector at the Deer Trail Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.

ROLL CALL

A call of the roll heard the following members present: Mayor Tink Rector, Trustees Ralph Haight, Gary Lavoie, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, and Melvin Wood. Attendants of the meeting included: Sharlene Wood, Robyn Lydick, Russell Ness, and Bertha Rector

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

MOTION: Trustee Wood moved to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by Trustee Lavoie and carried by unanimous vote.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

MOTION: Trustee Lavoie moved to approve the January 7, 2003 regular meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Trustee Stoumbaugh and carried by unanimous vote.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A citizen asked if and why some of the Christmas decorations were still up. Trustee Lavoie that the maintenance man needed some help taking down the remaining decorations and it would be done soon.

REPORTS

Water & Sewer

The Town Clerk reported water usage for the month of January, 2003 was 1,477,400 gallons. Average sewer flow for December was 46,021 gallons per day. The high flow day was January 11 with a flow of 46,140 gallons.

Financial

The Town Clerk presented budget reports to the Board.

Safety Committee

Town Clerk Patti Owens reported that safety inspections are continuing to be conducted at the Town's parks and playground.

CDBG Grant

The Town Clerk reported that CDBG monies for the mosquito sprayer should be available by March 1, 2003.

GMS, Inc. Sewer Study

Trustee Haight reported on the January 23, 2003 meeting with the Colorado Dept. of Health and GMS, Inc. Apparently our portion of the East Bijou will not need to be reclassified, and the sewer project will progress according to preliminary specifications.

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

MOTION: Trustee Lavoie moved to approve the payment of the bills. The motion was seconded by Trustee Stoumbaugh. A roll call vote was taken. YES: Trustee Lavoie, Mayor Rector, Trustee Stoumbaugh, Trustee Venter, and Trustee Wood. ABSTAIN: Trustee Haight. The motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

The current Board vacancy was discussed.

MOTION: Trustee Lavoie moved to appoint Russell Ness to the vacant Trustee position. The motion was seconded by Mayor Rector and carried by unanimous vote.

Information from TowerLink America, LLC regarding possible lease of the water tower by telecommunications companies was reviewed.

MOTION: Trustee Stoumbaugh moved to approve the Agreement for Consultation and Management Services with TowerLink America, LLC. The motion was seconded by Trustee Lavoie and carried by unanimous vote.

Galaxy Cablevision has requested a 15-year renewal of their lease agreement with the Town of Deer Trail.

MOTION: Trustee Haight moved to renew the lease with Galaxy Cablevision for five years. The motion was seconded by Trustee Wood and carried by unanimous vote.

Placement of stop signs on Burton St. was discussed. A final decision will be made at the March, 2003 regular Board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

Trustee Lavoie presented the Board with Ordinance 213 for review. The Ordinance would adopt the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Fire Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and National Electrical Code by reference. Due to the current unavailability of some of the codebooks, the public hearing for the ordinance was not set.

Trustee Venter reported that Bijou Telephone Co-op had asked permission to erect no parking signs next to their warehouse at First Ave. and Date St.

MOTION: Trustee Lavoie moved to allow Bijou Telephone Co-op to erect appropriate signs at their expense next to their warehouse at First Ave. and Date St. The motion was seconded by Trustee Wood and carried by unanimous vote.

Centennial Park maintenance for the coming season was discussed. Bobbie Bell, who has done the maintenance in the past, will be asked to submit a bid for April-September, 2003.

Mayor Rector reported the Town's air compressor is no longer operable.

MOTION: Trustee Stoumbaugh moved to purchase a used commercial compressor from Hank's Happy Acres for $500. The motion was seconded by Trustee Venter. A roll call vote was taken. YES: Trustee Lavoie, Mayor Rector, Trustee Stoumbaugh, Trustee Venter, and Trustee Wood. The motion carried.

MOTION: Trustee Lavoie moved to take a five-minute break. The motion was seconded by Trustee Wood and carried by unanimous vote.

The meeting reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

Russell D. Ness was sworn in as Trustee.

CORRESPONDENCE

Employees' health insurance rates for 2003 were reviewed.

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: Trustee Wood moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Trustee Venter and carried by unanimous vote.

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

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Beryl H. Rector, Mayor

ATTEST

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk