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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

January 5, 2010

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 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:                  Robert Hardwick

                                                Jim Johnson

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to read the December 1, 2009 meeting minutes aloud.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Venter

                NO:                         Fields, Hardwick, Johnson, Pisel

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion defeated.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED to approve the December 1, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Sandra Koepke asked the Board for a $50 donation to the Deer Trail High School Student Council to help fund the Christmas sacks distributed after the school’s Winter Concert.  This item will be placed on the February 2 regular meeting agenda.

 

Jeff Smith said the Town had not shoveled the sidewalk in front of their property on First Avenue.

 

Nicole Hardwick asked when the wall demolition project in the Town Hall would be completed.

 

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,425,000 gallons of water in December, 2009.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

Trustee Pisel asked about the benefits of Denver Regional Council of Governments membership.  DRCOG uses dues to help with the Meals on Wheels Program and transportation for seniors.  According to DRCOG information, the Town benefited in the amount of $1,221 from these programs.

 

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

                YES:                       Hardwick, Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Arapahoe County Open Space Grant Application

Resolution 10-01 – Supporting Spirit of the Prairie Park Trail Project

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to adopt Resolution 10-01 supporting the Spirit of the Prairie Park Trail renovation project with Arapahoe County Open Space.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to apply for the Arapahoe County Open Space grant for a seven-feet wide trail.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Woodland Farm & Feed

 

Jeff Smith addressed the Board about alleged damage to the Woodland Farm and Feed building on First Avenue.  He discussed his dissatisfaction with results of a recent records request.  No action was taken.

 

Resolution 10-02 – Designating Posting Places

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to designate the Town Hall, the Post Office, and The Corner as places to post notices of Town Board meetings.  Voting was as follows:

 

 

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Hardwick, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Trustee Pisel asked about the upcoming audit.

 

Mayor Fields suggested the Board send a letter to the Governor of Colorado concerning the state’s failure to snow plow arterial highways in a timely manner.

 

Trustee Pisel asked about the recent Arapahoe County Planning meeting with the Strasburg and Byers communities.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 8:02 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk