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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

November 7, 2006

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, November 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:  Frank Fields, Gary Lavoie,  Bob Sanger, Tami Stoumbaugh, Dutch Venter, Melvin Wood

Staff Present: Patti Owens, Town Clerk; Jim Hancock, Maintenance                                               

APPROVAL OF AGENDA 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the agenda with the addition of Employee’s Christmas Bonuses to New Business.  The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES 

TRUSTEE WOOD MOVED, TRUSTEE LAVOIE SECONDED to approve the October 3, 2006 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS 

Dan Einarsen and Chuck Reno from Arapahoe County Open Space Division presented information to the Board about the Open Space shareback and grant programs.  The deadline for the 2007 grant applications is February, 23, 2007. 

REPORTS 

Water & Sewer

The Board reviewed the water and sanitation report submitted by Marion Wilson.  The Town pumped 1,261,900 gallons of water in October.

Mayor’s Report

Mayor Jim Johnson reported that six roll-off dumpsters were filled during the Town’s two clean-up days in October.  The Town also disposed of 541 tires.

Town Clerk’s Report

The Town Clerk had nothing to report.

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE WOOD SECONDED to approve the payment of the bills.  Voting was as follows:  YES: Fields, Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood

NO: None; ABSTAIN: None; ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Dangerous Buildings

The Board reviewed correspondence from Town attorney Stan Kimble regarding the dangerous building demolition at 692 First Avenue.  A meeting with Kimble will be scheduled to review the Town’s options.

NEW BUSINESS 

Dump Truck

The Board discussed purchase of a dump truck from Sue Pipkin.  The truck, priced at $7,000, is a 1982 Ford tandem with a 318 Detroit turbo, new tires, and a 13-speed transmission.  According to Mayor Johnson, the Blue Book value is approximately $9,500. 

TRUSTEE LAVOIE MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to purchase a dump truck from Sue Pipkin at a cost of $7,000.  Voting was as follows:

YES: Johnson, Lavoie, Sanger Stoumbaugh  NO: Venter, Wood, Fields  ABSTAIN: None ABSENT:  None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

The Town’s old dump truck will be put out for bid. 

Lease of Town Street to School District

The Board reviewed correspondence from Town attorney Stan Kimble about the possibility of leasing a portion of Third Avenue to the school district which is used for student parking in order for the school to have jurisdiction over the parking area.

The issue was tabled to a future meeting upon receipt of more information from the school district.

Asphalt Painting

The school’s accountability committee asked about painting Eagle talons on some of the Town’s paved streets for promotion of school spirit. 

The issue was tabled. 

Employees’ Christmas Bonuses 

TRUSTEE STOUMBAUGH MOVED, TRUSTEE SANGER SECONDED to give each Town employee a Christmas bonus of $250.  Voting was as follows:

 YES:  Lavoie, Sanger, Stoumbaugh, Venter, Wood, Fields, Johnson  NO: None  ABSTAIN: None  ABSENT: None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

TRUSTEES' COMMENTS 

Trustee Sanger thanked everyone who has participated in the Town’s clean-up and added there is a lot more to do. 

ADJOURNMENT

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

The regular meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

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James F. Johnson, Mayor

 

ATTEST

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk