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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

January 8, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 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

                                                Dutch Venter

                                                Melvin Wood

                                               

                                               

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the December 4, 2007 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

No one offered public comment.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,068,000 gallons of water in December, 2007.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Spur Mountain Timber Proposal

Kevan Northup and Price Blanchard proposed the location, development, and operation of their full-service timber business.  They plan to purchase the railroad right-of-way on the west side of the railroad tracks contiguous with the Town and erect buildings on the site.  They briefly explained the operation including milling and log storage.  They hope to contribute to the revitalization of the community, and project six full-time employees this year and 25 full-time jobs within 3-4 years.  Peak season for their business is approaching and Spur Mountain would like to move the project ahead as quickly as possible.  They are asking the Town to annex the property and guarantee building permits before they finalize the sale of the land with Union Pacific Railroad.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the Spur Mountain Timber proposal and to proceed with the project pending legal approval by Town Attorney Stan Kimble.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

GOCO Grant – Jockey Club

Susan Eldringhoff and Raymond Behrens provided information about a proposed improvement project at the Jockey Club Grounds which will include new restrooms, replacement of the concession stand, and a pavilion area under and near the existing grandstands.  The Jockey Club would like the Town to co-sponsor a Great Outdoors Colorado grant application with the Jockey Club in the amount of $150,000.  Of that amount, 30% must be in-kind and cash with at least 10% of the total being cash contributions.  The Jockey Club has committed $5,000 towards the project and other organizations have been approached for donations.  Questions were raised about the future use of the Jockey Club Grounds and the location of the grandstands on a platted street (Third Avenue).  The Town was asked for approximately $11,000 of its Open Space funds which is received yearly and must be used specifically for Open Space projects.  The grant application deadline is March 8, 2008.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to provide $10,000 Open Space funds to the project contingent on all other requirements being met for the grant application.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Lavoie, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         Sanger

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Liquor License Renewal – BPOE #2307

The Elks submitted a late renewal application for their liquor license.  The license expired on December 31, 2007 and the application was submitted on January 2, 2008 with normal renewal fees included.  According to C.R.S. 12-47-302(2)(a), if the license has been expired for not more than 90 days, the licensee may file a late renewal application upon the payment of a nonrefundable late application fee of $500 to the Town.  The Elks organization was notified by letter on January 3 of the additional $500 fee.  No response has been received from the Elks.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the liquor license renewal application submitted by the Elks upon receipt of the $500 late application fee by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9 at which time a Cease and Desist Order will be issued if payment has not been received.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Sanger, Venter, Wood, Johnson, Lavoie

                NO:                         Fields

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Liquor License Renewal – The Corner

The Corner submitted a renewal application for their liquor license which expires February 2, 2008.  All fees have been paid.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve The Corner’s liquor license renewal application.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Resolution 08-01 – Designating Posting Places for Public Meetings

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to designate the following places for the posting of public meetings of the Deer Trail Board of Trustees:  Town Hall, United States Post Office, and The Corner.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Stoumbaugh

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Trustee Sanger thanked Maintenance Man Darren Kunkel and Trustee Gary Lavoie for their snow removal work during the last couple of storms.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:09 p.m.

 

 

 

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

 

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk