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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

November 3, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, November 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:                  Robert Hardwick

Jim Johnson

                                                Gerald Mergl

                                                John Monnahan

                                                Dorothy Pisel

                                                Harry Venter                                                        

                Staff

                Present:                  Patti Owens, Town Clerk

                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

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

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the October 6, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Dave and Toni Crismon presented information on the low-cost spay/neuter program for low income families and asked if the Town would be willing to donate to the program.

 

A letter from Sharon Morgan was read regarding her neighbor’s dogs.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 1,078,000 gallons of water in October, 2009.

 

Two aerators at the wastewater lagoon must be replaced at a cost of approximately $2,843.

 

Delinquent water/wastewater accounts on 12 properties have been assessed to Arapahoe County property taxes in the amount of $5,098.57.

 

 

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

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

                YES:                       Fields, Hardwick, Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

Vicious Dogs

The Board reviewed an email from Town Attorney Stan Kimble regarding Arapahoe County enforcement of Animal Control.  His advice was the Town submits a proposal to the county to facilitate a response from them.

 

TRUSTEE MERGL MOVED, TRUSTEE MONNAHAN SECONDED the Town submit a proposal to Arapahoe County that the Town adopt the Licensing and Vicious Dog portions of the county’s animal control ordinance for county enforcement.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Hardwick, Mergl, Pisel, Fields

                NO:                         Johnson, Monnahan, Venter

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

2008 Audit

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to accept the 2008 audit.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Johnson, Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Hardwick

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Liquor License Renewal – BPOE #2307

 

TRUSTEE MONNAHAN MOVED, MAYOR FIELDS SECONDED to approve the Elks’ liquor license renewal application.  Voting was as follows:

                YES:                        Mergl, Monnahan, Pisel, Venter, Fields, Hardwick, Johnson

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Trustee Hardwick asked about the 2009 CDBG grant.  He also asked if the maintainer was running properly.

 

Trustee Pisel asked if snow could be plowed into the middle of the streets.

 

The Board looked at information about assessing fees on water bills to pay for mosquito control.

 

Trustee Hardwick asked that Trash Removal be discussed at the December 1 Board meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk