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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

June 2, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 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:                  Jim Johnson

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the agenda with the addition to New Business of item F. Copier.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE MERGL MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the May 5, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Representatives of Pristine Power, Dave Perkins and Rebecca Shiflea, presented the Board with information about their proposal to Xcel Energy for two small natural gas-fired electric power facilities to be located in Arapahoe County, one at East Quincy Avenue near Watkins Road, and one at the former dog track at the Peoria Interchange, six miles west of Deer Trail.  The plants will provide power at times of peak or highest energy usage, developed to provide backup generation for wind and solar energy resources in Colorado.  The facility is projected to be completed by 2013.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,928,900 gallons of water in May, 2009.

 

Other

Fireworks have been ordered.  They will cost $3,500 with an additional refundable deposit of $429 for mortars.

 

The Town will receive an Arapahoe County Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $69,376 for street paving through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The Town received approximately $44,000 earlier in the year for street paving.  Bids will be sought as soon as the Town receives Notice to Proceed from Arapahoe County.

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Fields, Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Community Picnic

The Board discussed the upcoming June 20 community picnic.  Events will include the picnic, car show, and street dance.  Though the Board considered sponsoring a poker run in conjunction with community yard sales, they decided against it after reviewing information from Town Attorney Stan Kimble regarding gambling.  The Elks may sponsor the poker run.

 

Centennial Park Maintenance

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED that the Town’s maintenance man perform maintenance at Centennial Park.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Fields

                NO:                         Monnahan, Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Special Events Permit – Elks

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the Elks’ Special Events Permit for Saturday, June 20.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Fields, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Intergovernmental Agreement with Arapahoe County for Urban County Participation – Resolution 09-05

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to approve Resolution 09-05 approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Arapahoe County for participating in the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership Programs for the years 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Venter, Fields, Johnson, Mergl

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

 

 

Vicious Dogs

Trustee Monnahan reported information received from an Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy regarding the sheriff’s department response to dog incidents.  Monnahan said that a dog must bite someone and then be involved in another incident before the Sheriff’s Department will get involved.

 

The Town Clerk reported on her conversations with Arapahoe County Undersheriff Mark Campbell and Animal Control Supervisor Thea Thompson.

 

Generally, Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department does not get involved in dog incidents because the Town has a contract with Arapahoe County Animal Control.  Animal Control cannot cite dog owners into Arapahoe County court because the Town has not adopted  Arapahoe County’s Animal Control ordinance.  Animal Control cannot cite dog owners into Deer Trail municipal court without further involvement by the Town.  A possible option is for the Town to adopt Arapahoe County’s Animal Control ordinance, then authorize Animal Control’s involvement on a case-by-case basis.  At that time, Animal Control may be able to cite the dog owner into Arapahoe County Court.  Arapahoe County Animal Control will present this option to the county’s Attorney for review.

 

Maintenance Employee Compensation

 

The Town’s maintenance employee, Arthur Sweet, who was hired in August, 2008, was considered for a pay raise.  Sweet’s supervisor Mayor Fields recently scored Sweet as superior on a performance evaluation.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SEDONDED to raise the maintenance employee’s wage $1/hour, from $14/hour to $15/hour, effective July 1, 2009.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Venter, Fields, Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Donation Requests – Summer Baseball Program

Kristy Morelock addressed the Board about Deer Trail’s summer baseball program and asked for a donation.

 

TRUSTEE VENTER MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED to donate $500 to Deer Trail’s summer baseball program.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Copier

The Town Clerk presented the 2009-2010 copier maintenance agreement in the amount of $639.95, approximately .04 cents/copy.  Besides the maintenance agreement, the copier company, All Copy Products, provided a bid on a used copier and a new copier.  Maintenance agreements on each of the two bid copiers will cost approximately .02 cents/copy.

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, TRUSTEE JOHNSON SECONDED to purchase the new copier, Muratec MFX-1450D, from All Copy Products at a cost of $1,695.00 plus a maintenance contract which will include all service calls and supplies for an additional .02 cents/copy.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Hardwick, Pisel

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

The repair of the Town’s maintainer was discussed.

 

Trustee Monnahan would like to mow and bale the WPA ditch.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR Fields adjourned the regular meeting at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk