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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

July 7, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Pro Tem Robert Hardwick called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor Pro Tem:   Robert Hardwick

                Trustees

                Present:                  Jim Johnson

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the agenda with the addition to Unfinished Business of item B. 2009 CDBG Agreement.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to approve the June 2, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel asked the Board to consider any donation requests very carefully and suggested the Board donate to the fire department rather than the Booster Club.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,646,900 gallons of water in June, 2009.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Fields

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Vicious Dogs

The Board reviewed information about Animal Control’s enforcement of a vicious dog ordinance.  More information will be gathered from the Town Attorney, Arapahoe County’s Attorney, and Animal Control.

 

2009 CDBG Agreement

The town received the draft agreement for the first CDBG paving project for Fir Street and Elm Street, Second to Third Avenue, in the amount of $44,449.  County inspection fees of up to $4,000 are included in the agreement.  The County asked if the Town would be able to pay additional fees over and above $4,000 if necessary. 

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED to approve inspection fees for the 2009 CDBG paving project over and above the budgeted $4,000 if necessary.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Hardwick

                NO:                         Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Fields

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Maintainer

The Town’s maintainer is leaking hydraulic fluid and won’t function properly.  According to Colorado Equipment, it needs a new valve body at an approximate cost of $2,300.  The Town’s maintenance man will provide the labor.

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to purchase the valve body at an approximate cost of $2,300.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Fields

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Building Permit – 610 Second Avenue

Lisa Dean submitted a building permit application for a pole barn at 610 Second Avenue.  All fees have been paid.

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to approve the building permit application for a pole barn submitted by Lisa Dean at 610 Second Avenue.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Fields

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Donation Request

On behalf of the Deer Trail Booster Club, Monica Haight asked for monetary support from the Town.

 

TRUSTEE VENTER MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to donate $500 to the Deer Trail Booster Club.  Voting was as follows:

 

 

 

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Fields

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Trustee Pisel questioned information she had received from the Town Clerk about access to and responsibility for sounding the tornado siren.  When asked, the Town Clerk had responded that the fire department, who has contact with Arapahoe County dispatch, has access to a locked box at the front of the Town Hall encasing the siren and could ring it when contacted by dispatch.  Pisel said that when she asked a member of the fire department, he said they did not have a key that works.  Though the Town Clerk did not have a key to the locked box, Gary Lavoie, who had wired the siren and built the locked box, offered a key from which to make duplicates.  He stated that several different Fire Chiefs had been given keys in the past.

 

Trustee Pisel asked if the Town Maintenance Man could trim a couple of trees that were obstructing stop signs.  The Town Clerk will inform the Maintenance Man, who has trimmed trees throughout town all summer.

 

Trustee Johnson stated that the Town’s Maintenance Man had done a great job on the maintenance of Centennial Park.

 

Trustee Johnson stated that the weeds in the WPA ditch were creating a mosquito problem and asked when the ditch would be mowed.  Trustee Monnahan, who had asked earlier in the summer to be allowed to mow the ditch for hay, said he would not be mowing it.  The Town’s Maintenance Man will mow the ditch.

 

Trustee Hardwick asked if mosquito control was being done in standing water along Fifth Ave.  The Town Clerk responded that the Maintenance Man had been treating standing water all summer, and would be asked about that specific area.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR PRO TEM Hardwick adjourned the regular meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

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Robert Hardwick, Mayor Pro Tem

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk