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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

June 1, 2010

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Frank Fields called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

               

                Mayor:                   Frank Fields

                Trustees

                Present:                  Robert Hardwick

                                                Dillian Jeffrey

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE MERGL MOVED, TRUSTEE JEFFREY SECONDED to approve the May 4, 2010 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Nicole Hardwick asked when the Town was planning to start spraying for mosquitoes.

 

Trustee Hardwick asked if the sewer line cleaning was being done as scheduled:  one-third of the Town each year.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,668,000 gallons of water in May, 2010.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

 

                YES:                       Fields, Hardwick, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Behrens

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Community Picnic

Mayor Fields reported on the organizational meeting held at his home on Saturday, May 29.  Some of the events tentatively scheduled for the picnic include:  car wash, bicycle parade, kids’ games, scavenger hunt, garage sales, and more.  The event will be a potluck with the Town furnishing the meat and providing the band, “Old Skool.”

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to spend approximately $800 for the community picnic.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Behrens

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Open Space Grant

The Board discussed the Open Space Grant which will remove and replace the walking trail in the Spirit of the Prairie Park.  The grant was originally submitted to contract the removal of the trail (approximately $10,400) and replacement with asphalt (approximately $16,100).  The Open Space Trails Advisory Board suggested concrete rather than asphalt.  Because concrete will cost more than asphalt, if the Town does removal of the asphalt rather than pay to have it done, the entire $26,500 awarded by Arapahoe County will come within about $5,000 of replacing the trail.  The Town will have to use funds from our Open Space Account to make up the difference.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the adjustment to the Open Space grant application budget with the Town adding an approximate $5,000 to the project.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Jeffrey, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Behrens

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Fireworks

Mayor Fields reported that Jerry Kendall from Colorado Motor Sports Park (former dog track) would like the Board to consider moving the Town’s fireworks display to his facility.  No action was taken.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ordinance No. 247 – Regulating Medical Marijuana

No action was taken.

 

Liquor License Renewal – PCT, Inc.

 

TRUSTEE PISEL MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to approve the liquor license renewal application for PCT, Inc.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Fields, Hardwick, Jeffrey

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Behrens

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

Special Events Permit – BPOE #2307

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE JEFFREY SECONDED to approve the Special Events Permit application submitted by Deer Trail Elks #2307 for Saturday, June 19, 2010.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Pisel, Fields, Hardwick, Jeffrey, Mergl

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Behrens

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Ordinance No. 248 – ECU Franchise Agreement

No action was taken.

 

National Flood Insurance Program

The Board reviewed information from Christina Martinez from the Colorado Water Conservation Board about the National Flood Insurance Program.   The Board also reviewed correspondence from Town Attorney Stan Kimble on the issue.  More information will be available to the Board at the July 6 regular Board meeting.  Ms. Martinez will be invited to attend the August 3 regular Board meeting.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Trustee Pisel asked if the Town’s newsletter could ask for donations of perennials for the flower boxes at Centennial Park.  Trustee Pisel will also purchase some flowers with Conservation Trust money.

 

Trustee Monnahan asked about the status of the pole barn on Tenth Avenue.  Mayor Fields will talk to the owner again.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:47 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk