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TOWN OF DEER TRAIL, COLORADO

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

October 6, 2009

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

 

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Deer Trail met in regular session on Tuesday, October 6, 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 JOHNSON SECONDED to approve the agenda.  The motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the September 5, 2009 regular meeting minutes.  The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Phil Steel does not think the Town should be responsible for vicious dogs.

 

Nicole Hardwick asked about the Town’s responsibility for speed limit signs.  She asked if fire hydrants near her home had been flushed.  She said her water tastes bad like it doesn’t have enough chlorine.

 

Trustee Pisel stated that her water tastes like it has too much chlorine.

 

REPORTS

 

Water & Sewer

The Town’s wells pumped 2,029,500 gallons of water in September, 2009.

 

APPROVAL AND PAYMENT OF BILLS

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE FIELDS 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

 

Ivy Street Access – Jockey Club

 

TRUSTEE JOHNSON MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve Ivy Street access to the Jockey Club for extension of their horse racing track including a gate on the Jockey Club Grounds and a culvert in the ditch at Ivy Street.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

Road Maintenance

Mayor Fields discussed contracting the Town’s road maintenance if and when the Town’s blade is out of operation.  Trustee Johnson reported that Colorado Equipment recently replaced a faulty hydraulic valve in the blade that was under warranty and that the blade was running as well as it had for a long time.  No action was taken.

 

2010 Budget

The Board reviewed budgets for the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund, Open Space Fund, and Conservation Trust Fund.

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE HARDWICK SECONDED to accept the proposed budgets for the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund, Open Space Fund, and Conservation Trust Fund.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Building Permit – 357 Second Avenue

 

MAYOR FIELDS MOVED, TRUSTEE PISEL SECONDED to approve the building permit application submitted by James Speegle for a garage at 357 Second Avenue.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

2010 Arapahoe County CDBG Grant

The Board reviewed information about the 2010 Arapahoe Community Develop Block Grant application.  The application is due Tuesday, October 20.

 

 

TRUSTEE HARDWICK MOVED, TRUSTEE MERGL SECONDED to apply for a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant to finish paving Third Avenue and to apply for a grant to pave:  1) Fourth Avenue, Cedar Street to Date Street; Fourth Avenue, Date Street to Elm Street; Fourth Avenue, Cedar Street to Birch Street; and Fourth Avenue, Birch Street to Aspen Street.  Voting was as follows:

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

                NO:                         None

                ABSTAIN:            None

                ABSENT:               None

The Mayor declared the motion carried.

 

TRUSTEES’ COMMENTS

 

Trustee Pisel said she would like to have dirt and potting soil in the flower boxes at Centennial in order to plant perennials.  The Board discussed different ways to prevent the return of Canadian thistle in the boxes.  Trustee Venter suggested contacting the Soil Conservation District to see if they could be of assistance with the project.

 

Trustee Hardwick asked about maintenance on the cracks in the asphalt in the Town’s streets.  Mayor Fields will find out how much it costs to repair them.

 

Trustee Monnahan expressed his concern that the Town does not have a deed to the 1.5 acres it owns adjacent to Spur Mountain Timber.  The Town Attorney has been contacted to see if the Town can sell the property since it was part of an annexation agreement.

 

Trustee Monnahan asked if the vacation of streets and alleys in the Jockey Club Grounds had been recorded.  The Town Clerk responded that it had been recorded.

 

Trustee Monnahan asked if delinquent water and wastewater bills have been assessed to property taxes.  The Town Clerk responded that Arapahoe County had not yet asked for special assessments for next year’s property tax bills.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

MAYOR FIELDS adjourned the regular meeting at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

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Frank Fields, Mayor

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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Patti K. Owens, Town Clerk