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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

March 3, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, March 3, 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:                  David Boyd

                                                Robert Hardwick

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to approve the February 3, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phillip Steel commented on enforcement of the Town’s nuisance ordinances and existing use of property.

 

Kenny Ross asked about a work study to review the nuisance ordinances and asked how the public would be aware of any new ordinances.

 

Glenn Kunkel asked the Town board to review its ordinance regarding water and wastewater billing on vacant properties.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,154,000 gallons of water in February, 2009.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

 

                YES:                       Boyd, Fields, Hardwick, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Nuisance Ordinances

Trustee Boyd presented two of the Town’s nuisance ordinances with suggested changes.

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to table discussion on nuisance ordinances to the April 7 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The motion carried.

 

Helicopter Landing Pad

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED to authorize Trustee Monnahan to mark off the one and one-half acre site designated for the helicopter landing pad and apply for a $100 permit from Arapahoe County to designate an address at the location.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Fields, Hardwick, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Boyd

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Crushed Asphalt Purchase

 

TRUSTEE BOYD MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to authorize the purchase of two 23-25 ton loads of double crushed asphalt from DAD’s at a reasonable price and pay Roy Weisensee $150/load for delivery.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Boyd, Fields

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2008 CDBG Paving Project

Arapahoe County officials conducted an inspection of the paving completed in 2008 with Community Development Block Grant funds.  The officials determined that the drainage problem on the west side of Second Avenue near Ivy Street had been remedied, but a low spot in the middle of Second Avenue holds about 1” of water.  Before final reimbursement for the project will be received by the Town, the low spot must be patched with asphalt.  The spot will be patched when the weather is warmer.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Building Permit – 564 Second Avenue

The Board reviewed a building permit submitted by Rick Christensen, 564 Second Avenue, for a garden shed.

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to approve the building permit application submitted by Rick Christensen at 564 Second Avenue.

 

 

 

Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Venter, Boyd, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2009 CDBG Paving Project

No action was taken.  The Board will discuss options at the April regular Board meeting depending on the award of grant money.

 

Town Clean-Up Day

The Board discussed hosting a spring Town clean-up day.  The Board will choose a date at the April regular Board meeting.

 

Spirit of the Prairie Park Trail

The asphalt trail in Spirit of the Prairie Park is in need of repair.  The Board reviewed a 2007 bid of $11,000 for a 2” overlay on the 2080’ x 6’ trail.  Open Space funds may be available for the repair, or CDBG funds may be available.

 

TRUSTEE FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE BOYD SECONDED to move forward with the project when funding is determined.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Monnahan, Venter, Boyd, Fields, Hardwick, Mergl

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

               

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

No trustees’ comments were offered.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 8:06 p.m.

 

______________________________

Frank Fields, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk