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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

February 7, 2006

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado. Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Jim Johnson  Trustees Present: Gary Lavoie, Russell Ness, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, Melvin Wood

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the January 3, 2006 regular meeting minutes. The motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Bob Sanger asked about the Town's ability to keep group homes from coming to Deer Trail. The Board explained that zoning could be a tool in regulating group homes.

David and Kendra Boyd commented about the increased presence of Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputies in Deer Trail and that a deputy had stopped their son who was riding on a motorized scooter in the street.

The Boyds asked about the origination of a notice in the newspaper asking residents to keep unlicensed vehicles off the Town's streets and the possibility of ticketing the vehicles. The Board explained that the sheriff's department will be enforcing this state statute and wanted to give residents notice before they began ticketing.

The Boyds asked about the possibility of a survey being conducted in Deer Trail to see if the majority of people agree with some of the Board's actions. The Board will look into it.

REPORTS

Water & Sewer

-Readings

The Town Clerk reported water usage for the month of January, 2006 was 1,429,400 gallons. The sewer flow meter recorded influent flow readings of 44,604 gallons per day and effluent readings of 24,577 gallons per day.

Town Clerk's Report

The Town Clerk reported that unofficial word from Arapahoe County was that the Town will receive $70,000 in Community Development Grant Funds for paving and $9,000 for curb and gutter.

The Town is in the process of applying for an Open Space Grant for installation of a shallow well at Centennial Park as well as a Justice Assistance Grant for code enforcement.

The pet vaccination clinic will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

A public hearing will be held for the Modification of Premises for The Corner on Wednesday, March 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the Town Hall.

The municipal election will be held Tuesday, April 4. The Mayor's seat and four Trustees' seats will be filled. Nomination petitions may be circulated beginning February 13. March 6 is the last day to register to vote.

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, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Ordinance 231 - IREA Franchise Agreement

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve Ordinance 231, granting a franchise to Intermountain Rural Electric Association. Voting was as follows:  YES: Lavoie, Ness, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Resolution 06-03 - Appointing Municipal Judge

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE NESS SECONDED to adopt Resolution 06-03 appointing Dorothy C. Stone to be the municipal judge for the municipal court for the Town of Deer Trail. Voting was as follows:  YES: Ness, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

East Bijou Estates Recovery Agreement

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to table East Bijou Estates Recovery Agreement until the Board can schedule a work study with Town Attorney Stan Kimble. Motion carried.

Mobile Home Regulations

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to table a decision on mobile home regulations until the March 7, 2006 regular Board meeting. The motion carried.

Mobile home regulations will be discussed with Town Attorney Stan Kimble before the March 7 meeting.

Drainage Study

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to table a decision on additional funds for the drainage study until the March 7, 2006 regular Board meeting. The motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Resolution 06-04 - Election Judges

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve Resolution 06-04 authorizing the Town Clerk to appoint three election judges, and establish a rate of pay of $100 per day per judge for the 2006 municipal election. Voting was as follows:  YES: T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

2006 Arapahoe County Sheriff's Agreement for Services

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the 2006 Agreement for Services with Arapahoe County in the amount of $15,734.35. Voting was as follows:  YES: Wood, Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, T. Stoumbaugh  NO: Venter  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Nuisance Ordinance

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to table a decision on a nuisance ordinance until a work study could be held. The motion carried.

Elks' Special Events Permit

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the Elks' special events permit for Friday, March 17. Voting was as follows:

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

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Street Lights

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE NESS SECONDED to install ten street lights in various locations throughout Deer Trail with a total current usage cost of $1,140/year. Voting was as follows:  YES: Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, Venter, Wood  NO: T. Stoumbaugh  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: C. Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS

Mayor Johnson told the Board about a meeting at 10 a.m. on February 8 with representatives from IREA concerning an electric pole in the utility easement between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, south of Cedar Street. Mayor Johnson will not be able to attend the meeting with Randy Eldringhoff, so Trustee Lavoie will take his place.

Trustee Ness would like the privacy fence erected at Ivy Street north of the lift station.

ADJOURNMENT

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

The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

______________________________

James Johnson, Mayor

ATTEST

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk