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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

March 7, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL             

Mayor Jim Johnson  Trustees Present:  Gary Lavoie, Russell Ness, Cody Stoumbaugh, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, Melvin Wood

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk; Randy Eldringhoff, Maintenance

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the February 7, 2006 regular meeting minutes, February 24 special meeting minutes, and March 1 special meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Susan DiGuglielmo asked the board to consider allowing her to move a mobile home onto her property temporarily for approximately one year.

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED to allow DiGuglielmos to move a mobile home onto their property for 12 months.  Trustee Lavoie withdrew his motion.

 

DiGuglielmo was advised to approach the Board after the April, 2006 election.  She was also told that if the temporary mobile home is approved that an additional sewer charge, a flat fee and an average based on 5,000 gallons of usage, and an additional flat fee for water would be added to her bill.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

-Readings

The Town Clerk reported water usage for the month of February, 2006 was 1,257,800 gallons.  The sewer flow meter recorded influent flow readings of 45,892 gallons per day and effluent readings of 25,649 gallons per day.

Town Clerk's Report

The Town Clerk reported that 61 dogs and five cats were vaccinated at the February 18 clinic.  Forty-four Town dog tags were issued.

 

Information about the Community Development Block Grant was reviewed.

 

The Town Clerk reported that the Town had applied for an Open Space Grant and water well permit for a shallow well in Centennial Park.  She also reported that the Justice Assistance Grant application was almost complete.

 

Correspondence from the Town of Bennett regarding Special Transit was reviewed.  The Town donates $1,000/year to Special Transit.

 

The Town Clerk received five nomination petitions for the four trustee positions to be filled at the April 4, 2006 election.  One mayor nomination petition was received.  Trustees’ names were drawn to determine their order on the April ballot which will be:  Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, Bob Sanger, Melvin Wood, and David Norris.  David Boyd submitted an affidavit to be a write-in candidate.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the payment of the bills.  Voting was as follows:  YES:                        Johnson, Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood NO:  None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Ordinance 231 - IREA Franchise Agreement

Though Ordinance 231 was presented for approval at the February 7, 2006 meeting, the Board was instructed that IREA asked for the ordinance’s approval at this meeting.

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve Ordinance 231, granting a franchise to Intermountain Rural Electric Association.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

East Bijou Estates Cost Recovery Agreement

The Board reviewed the Cost Recovery Agreement submitted by Glenn Kunkel, East Bijou Estates.  Section 8. a., “Town shall make every reasonable effort to collect Development Reimbursement” was changed to “Town shall condition approval of building permit, water permit, and sewer permit on payment of DR to Town Clerk.”

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve East Bijou Estates’ Cost Recovery Agreement with the new language upon Attorney Stan Kimble’s review and approval.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Nuisance Ordinance

The Board reviewed the Town’s Ordinance 197 addressing nuisances, which was repealed in 1999.  The Board will implement another similar ordinance with the following changes:  all reference to the Ordinance Enforcement Committee will be removed; section 1-3 addressing declaration of a nuisance by the Ordinance Committee will be removed; the last sentence in section 2-2, “No garbage or trash cans or bags shall be allowed in front yards, except on trash pickup day,” will be removed; the entire Section 3, “Weeds,” will be removed; section 4-3, referring to dangerous buildings, will be removed; and the section setting penalties and procedures will be rewritten.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to draft the nuisance ordinance with changes for review at the April 11 Board meeting.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Dangerous animals will be addressed in a separate ordinance.

 

Mobile Home Regulations

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, MAYOR JOHNSON SECONDED to table a decision on mobile home regulations until the April 11 Board meeting.  The motion carried.

 

Trustee Lavoie will research the regulations.

 

Employee Compensation

 

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to go into executive session for discussion of personnel matters under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(2)(f) and not involving:  any specific employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session; any member of this body or any elected official; the appointment of any person to fill an office of this body or of an elected official; or personnel policies that do not require the discussion of matters personal to particular employees.  Voting was as follows: 

YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

                

Randy Eldringhoff was invited into executive session which began at 7:40 p.m.

 

The regular meeting reconvened at 7:54 p.m.

 

TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to give the maintenance man, Randy Eldringhoff, a 60-cent/hour raise.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Trustee Ness was excused at 7:55 p.m.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Building Permit

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the building permit submitted by Glenn Kunkel, East Bijou Estates, at 1294 Fourth Ave.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

April Meeting Date

Due to the conflict with the April 4, 2006 municipal election, the date for the regular Board meeting must be changed.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE C. STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to change the April Board of Trustees’ regular meeting from Tuesday, April 4 to Tuesday, April 11, 2006.  Voting was as follows:  YES:  Lavoie, Ness, C. Stoumbaugh, T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson NO:  None ABSTAIN:  None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Donation Request

 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to donate $100 to the Deer Trail Cloverbuds 4-H program.  Voting was as follows: YES:  Lavoie,  T. Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Johnson  NO: None  ABSTAIN: C. Stoumbaugh  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS

 

Trustee Wood asked that the chunks of concrete in the street at the corner of Second Ave. and Burton St. be removed by the maintenance man.

 

On behalf of Trustee Ness, Trustee Venter announced that a program about identity theft will be held at the firehouse at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.

 

On behalf of Trustee Ness, Trustee Venter said that John Monnahan had offered $25 for a metal gate located at the entrance of the sewer lagoon.  The offer was accepted.

 

The maintenance man was directed to set up a couple of barricades at each end of the mobile home in Grape Street between First and Second Avenues.

 

Trustee Lavoie expressed his displeasure at IREA’s refusal to place street lights on some poles in Town.  Mayor Johnson will contact IREA.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

TRUSTEE T. STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to adjourn the meeting.  The motion carried.

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

______________________________

James Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

______________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk