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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

March 2, 2010

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, March 2, 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

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the February 2, 2010 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phil Steel asked the Town to submit a bill in the amount of $4,000 to Arapahoe County for damages done to fragile road surfaces (alley and street) during the execution of a search warrant at his home on January 20, 2010.

 

Phil Steel asked the Board to recognize Trustee Dutch Venter for his hard work for the Town of Deer Trail.  Steel said what Venter has done is unique and could not be duplicated.

 

George Robinson told the Board that his home had been for sale for two years. He and his wife can’t move until the home is sold.  On Friday, February 26, his home was shown by his realtor.  According to Robinson, the potential buyer, who liked the home and was qualified to purchase the home, told the realtor that he couldn’t live with the mess across the street.  Robinson asked the Board to enforce the ordinances to get the Town cleaned up.

 

Luisa Lumbano, who purchased property in Deer Trail in June, introduced herself to the Board.  She thinks it is a good idea to clean up and do more and “make it pretty.”  She suggested using young people to help neighbors and “not talk bad.”  She stated that if people worked together it would be a win/win situation, and she said she would do whatever she needed to do to help.

 

Phil Steel stated that he was fortunate to have USAA as his homeowners’ insurance.

 

 

Wendy Wood asked the Board why she was not included on the agenda as she had asked last week.  Mayor Fields explained that she had been on the agenda in previous months and as a Board they could go no further.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,036,000 gallons of water in February, 2010.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Fields, Hardwick, Johnson, Mergl, Pisel

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Monnahan, Venter

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

No unfinished business was discussed.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Board Meeting Date Change

The Board’s next regularly scheduled Board meeting is Tuesday, April 6 which is the day of the town’s municipal election.

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to change the April regular Board meeting from Tuesday, April 6 to Tuesday, April 13.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Johnson, Mergl, Pisel, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Monnahan Venter

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Elks’ Special Events Permit

 

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

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Pisel, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Monnahan, Venter

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Mayor Fields reported that two loads of crushed asphalt will be delivered on Monday, March 8.

 

Trustee Hardwick asked about responsibility of holes in the asphalt near the Phillips 66.  At one time, the remediation company who caused the holes, filled them with crushed asphalt.  The Town will contact the company in charge of the remediation project and ask if they will again repair the holes.

 

Trustee Pisel asked for topsoil for the flower boxes in Centennial Park.

 

Mayor Fields reported on the meeting with Arapahoe County Open Space personnel regarding the grant application for renovation of the trail in the Spirit of the Prairie Park.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:25 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk