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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

May 8, 2007

 

CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at the Town Hall, 555 Second Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado.  Mayor Jim Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. 

ROLL CALL

Mayor Jim Johnson         

Trustees Present: Gary Lavoie, Bob Sanger, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the agenda with the replacement of New Business Road Base with New Business Tornado Siren.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to approve the April 3, 2007 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

No comments were offered.

 

REPORTS 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,250,000 gallons of water in April.  Utility Service Co. did some touch-up painting on the 100,000 gallon water storage tank. 

Mayor’s Report

The Mayor reported that he will be unable to attend the June 5 regular meeting.

He reported that the two clean-up days were successful.

Abatement of the building on First Avenue with asbestos is still in negotiations.

A representative from Liquid Waste Management began work on the Biosolids Removal and Disposal Project today. 

Town Clerk’s Report

Clay Brown from Department of Local Affairs reviewed the town’s Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Grant with the Town Clerk.  The Town will present the grant on July 26 or 27 in Meeker, Colorado. 

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS 

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

YES:  Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter

NO:   None

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT:   Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Wastewater Treatment Plant

-Surplus Funds 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to use the approximately $23,000 left from the Rural Development Grant for purchase of state spec chain link fencing materials, sufficient for 2,000 feet of six-feet high chain link fence with three-strand barbed wire on the top, two four-feet man gates, and one 12-feet drive- through gate, plus labor to use the total amount of the remaining grant money.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Johnson

NO:   None

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT:  Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

Sewer Tap – 135 Fourth Ave.

Kenny Owens’ sewer line is currently hooked to a service line that services four residences with one sewer tap into the main line.  He would like to unhook from the other three and connect his line directly to the main. 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to not give a free sewer tap to Kenny Owens or not to dig his sewer line.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Stoumbaugh, Venter, Johnson, Lavoie

NO:   Sanger

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT:   Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS 

Elks’ Special Events Permit

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH SECONDED to approve the Elks’ Special Events Permit for June 16 and August 18.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Stoumbaugh, Venter, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger

NO:   None

ABSTAIN:  None

ABSENT:   Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Town Hall Summer Office Hours

TRUSTEE SANGER MOVED, MAYOR JOHNSON SECONDED to approve Town Hall summer office hours of Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Venter, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh

NO:   None

ABSTAIN:  None

ABSENT:    Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Sales Tax 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED to place a 3% sales/use tax issue on the November ballot earmarking 100% of revenues for streets.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh

NO:   Venter

ABSTAIN:  None

ABSENT:    Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Tornado Siren

Discussion was held on who is responsible for sounding the tornado siren and when it should be sounded.  Trustee Stoumbaugh said that the best warning system is a NOAA weather radio that is available for purchase by individuals.

 

Fireworks 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to purchase the same amount of fireworks, approximately $3,000, as the Town did last year.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Johnson

NO:   Venter

ABSTAIN: None

ABSENT:  Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Maintenance Man

Maintenance Man Jim Hancock has given notice that his last day will be Friday, May 11.

TRUSTEE SANGER MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to offer Hancock a $45,000/year salary plus retirement benefits.  Voting was as follows:

YES:  Sanger, Lavoie

NO:   Stoumbaugh, Venter, Johnson

ABSTAIN:  None

ABSENT:   None

The Mayor declared the motion defeated.

 

At 7:40 p.m., the Board took a five-minute break.

 

The meeting reconvened at 7:45 p.m.

 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to offer Hancock a $40,000/year salary plus retirement benefits.  Voting was as follows:

YES: Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger

NO:  Venter, Stoumbaugh

ABSTAIN:  None

ABSENT:    Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

  

Building Permits

-592 Fourth Avenue

-1061 Second Avenue

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, MAYOR JOHNSON SECONDED to approve the building permit at 592 Fourth Avenue and at 1061 Second Avenue upon payment of all fees.  Voting was as follows:

YES: Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Venter

NO:   None

ABSTAIN: Stoumbaugh

ABSENT:   Fields, Wood

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

Mayor Johnson stated that Suzy Koepke had been hired for the temporary full-time summer position.

 

Trustee Lavoie wanted to thank everyone for help on the two clean-up days hosted by the Town.  Six 30-yard roll-off dumpsters were filled.  He would like the Town to write a letter to Dominick DeFebio thanking him for taking the appliances, batteries, etc., for disposal.

 

ADJOURNMENT 

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

 

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

  

______________________________

James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

 

__________________________

Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk