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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Work Study Session

January 2, 2007

 

A Work Study session was held by the Deer Trail Town Board of Trustees at the Deer Trail Town Hall.

Board members in attendance were: Mayor Jim Johnson, Trustees Frank Fields, Gary Lavoie, Bob Sanger, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, and Melvin Wood.

Topic of the Work Study session was the Nuisance Ordinance.

 

TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

January 2, 2007

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 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:                  Frank Fields

Gary Lavoie

                                                Bob Sanger

                                                Tami Stoumbaugh

                                                Dutch Venter

                                                Melvin Wood

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                                Jim Hancock, Maintenance

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the December 5, 2006 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel expressed his support of the Town’s code enforcement, but questioned the code enforcement officer’s right to enter his property.  The section of the nuisance ordinance addressing that issue was read aloud.

 

David and Kendra Boyd discussed the issue also, as well as the definition of inoperable vehicles.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Board reviewed the water and sanitation report submitted by Marion Wilson.  The Town’s wells pumped 1,419,600 gallons of water in December.

 

The Town Clerk reported the recent temporary higher chlorine levels in the drinking water was to ensure disinfection following the repair of the bullet hole in the Town’s water tower.

 

Mayor’s Report

The Mayor had nothing to report.

 

 

Town Clerk’s Report

The Town Clerk reported that the Deer Trail third grade class and Mrs. Pedersen visited the Town Hall on December 6.  The third grade primer she developed and handed out to the class was presented to the Board.

 

 The Town Clerk also reported that she had taken and passed the Small Systems Water and Wastewater tests and is certified to be the Town’s water/wastewater operator if needed.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Nuisance Ordinance

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve emergency Ordinance No. 236 to amend the Town of Deer Trail Ordinance No. 233 relating to the definition of junked and/or inoperable motor vehicles.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Wood, Fields

                NO:                         Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Biosolids Removal and Disposal Project

Dave Frisch from GMS presented bids submitted for the Biosolids Removal and Disposal Project for the Town’s existing abandoned wastewater treatment facility.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to award the bid for the biosolids removal and disposal project to Liquid Waste Management in the amount of $57,332 conditional upon Rural Development’s approval.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Dangerous Buildings

No new information was reported on the A & M building or the Reigle property.

 

Groundwater Management District

The Town has received no response from the North Kiowa Bijou Groundwater District to the Town’s request to allow out-of-district bulk water customers to purchase water on a regulated basis.

 

 

Lift Station Fence

The Board reviewed two quotes for chain link fence supplies for the First Avenue lift station.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to purchase chain link fence supplies from Continental Divide Fence, Inc.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

The fence will be installed when the weather allows.

 

Water System Improvement Rates

The Board discussed the possibility of raising the base water rate to finance future improvements to the system.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to table the discussion to the February 6 regular Board meeting.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT;              None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Resolution 06-09 – Appropriating Additional Sums of Money

 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve Resolution 06-09 appropriating additional sums of money to defray expenses in excess of amounts budgeted for the Town of Deer Trail.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Resolution 07-01 – Public Posting Places

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve Resolution 07-01 designating the Town Hall, the Post Office, and The Corner as public places to post notices of public meetings of the Deer Trail Board of Trustees.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Wood, Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Personnel Handbook

The Board discussed several items addressed in the Personnel Handbook including:  vacation time, sick leave, and retirement.  After more information is obtained, the issue will be revisited at the February 6, 2007 regular Board meeting.

 

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS

 

Trustee Stoumbaugh commended the maintenance man for excellent snow removal following the two December snow storms.  Mayor Johnson, Trustees Lavoie, Wood, Sanger, and Fields concurred.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk