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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

May 2, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Pro Tem Tami Stoumbaugh called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Mayor Pro Tem    Tami Stoumbaugh  Trustees Present: Gary Lavoie, Russell Ness, Bob Sanger, Dutch Venter, Melvin Wood

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk; Rick Wright, Maintenance                                              

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the agenda with the addition of Building Permits to New Business.  The motion carried. 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the April 11, 2006 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

No one in attendance had comments. 

REPORTS

Water & Sewer

-Readings

The Town Clerk reported water usage for the month of April, 2006 was 1,654,100 gallons.  Erik Tameler, facility operator, did not have exact data on the wastewater plant’s influent or effluent flows.  He is developing spreadsheets on which to record and report data.

Town Clerk's Report

The Town’s application for an irrigation well permit at Centennial Park was denied by the state.  The Open Space Grant funds awarded to the Town for this project may not be used because of the denial. 

The Board reviewed correspondence from Town Attorney Stan Kimble regarding abatement of two dangerous buildings.  The Town may go forward with the demolition of the property at 692 First Ave. 

The Town Clerk reported on an animal control issue that arose on Tuesday, May 2. 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS 

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

The Mayor Pro Tem declared the motion carried. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Ordinance 233 – Nuisance Ordinance

Revisions by Town Attorney Stan Kimble were reviewed. 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to table action on the nuisance ordinance to the June 6 regular meeting. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Street Closure 

A request was reviewed for the closure of Second Street between Elm Street on the south and the north edge of the property at 732 Second Ave. on Saturday, May 6 for an estate auction. 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to close a portion of Second Ave. from Elm Street to the north edge of the property at 732 Second Ave. on Saturday, May 6.  Voting was as follows:  YES: Ness, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Lavoie  NO: Sanger  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: Johnson

The Mayor Pro Tem declared the motion carried. 

Summer Hours 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED the Town Hall summer office hours be 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning the week of May 29.  The motion carried. 

Arapahoe County Community Development Block Grant Agreement 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement between Arapahoe County and the Town of Deer Trail relating to the conduct of the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership programs for grant years 2007 through 2009.  The motion carried. 

Fireworks 

The Board discussed ordering fireworks for the annual Fourth of July display.  More information will be obtained about a return policy in case a burn ban is in effect.  

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve $3,000 for the purchase of fireworks.  Voting was as follows:  YES: Stoumbaugh, Wood, Sanger  NO: Venter, Lavoie, Ness  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: Johnson

The motion was lost. 

Building Permits

Building permits for two roofing projects were submitted. 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve a building permit at 212 Fourth Ave. and a building permit at 651 Fifth Ave., Space 6.  The motion carried. 

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS 

Trustee Ness had been in contact with a resident who had blocked street drainage on 662 Third Ave. with a dirt ramp onto his driveway.  The resident will have the blockage removed by Monday, May 8. 

Trustee Sanger asked if the Town could help a resident with clean-up at her property.  The Board’s consensus was that the Town should not be involved in clean-up of any individual’s property. 

ADJOURNMENT 

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

The regular meeting was adjourned at 8:43 p.m. 

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Tamara Stoumbaugh, Mayor Pro Tem 

ATTEST

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk