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									                                                                   Minutes of Regular Meeting 2008-05
                                                                         Ault Town Board of Trustees
                                                                                        May 13, 2008
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TOWN OF AULT, WELD COUNTY, COLORADO

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF
AULT, COLORADO. MEETING HELD IN THE TOWN HALL IN SAID TOWN OF AULT ON
THE13th DAY OF MAY, 2008; 7:00 P.M.

PRESENT:                                 MAYOR                             Brad Bayne
                                         Trustees:                         Jennifer Weichel
                                                                           Butch White
                                                                           Kay Backstrum
                                                                           Phil Tidwell
                                                                           Susan Pacheco
                                                                           Dave Janssen

ABSENT:

ALSO PRESENT:                            Town Clerk                        Sharon Sullivan
                                         Police Chief                      Greg Charles

AUDIENCE: Dave Price, Brenda Price, Roger Schlack, Ella Mae White, Charlie Kindsfather, Amy
Rich, Barbara McCorquodale, Malcolm Birt, Gary White, Dave Long


REGULAR MEETING 2008-05, May 13, 2008

Mayor Bayne called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM


MEETING PROCEDURE: Comments from the Public are welcome at two different times during the
course of the meeting: 1) Comments on items not scheduled on the Agenda will be heard under Public
comments. 2) Comments on all scheduled Agenda Items will be heard immediately following the
presentation by Staff or the Petitioner. Please wait until you are recognized by the Mayor and keep
comments as brief as possible. The Town Board of Trustees will act on an Agenda item after comments
from the Staff and the Public has been heard.

I.      ROLL CALL All members were present.

II.     APPROVAL OF AGENDA A MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE WHITE and seconded
        by Trustee Backstrum to approve the agenda as amended. All approved.

III.    APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO-TEM Nominations were made for Kay Backstrum, Butch
        White, and Dave Janssen. There was two votes taken with a three way tie each time. A hat draw
        was held to eliminate one candidate, which was Butch White. A third vote was held between Kay
        Backstrum and Dave Janssen. The vote went to Dave Janssen.

IV.     CONSIDERATION OF MINUTE APPROVAL: Regular Meeting 2008-04; A MOTION
        WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE WHITE and seconded by Trustee Janssen to approve Regular
        Meeting 2008-04 as written. All approved.

V.      COMMITTEE REPORTS
        Finance: Building permits are down. April Sales Tax distribution shows a decrease in vehicle
        registration tax. Overall tax is down 25%.
                                                                      Minutes of Regular Meeting 2008-05
                                                                            Ault Town Board of Trustees
                                                                                           May 13, 2008
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       Library: Parks/Cemetery: Contract issues with the High Plains Library District continue. There
       will be a meeting set up with High Plains and the local library board, which the mayor will
       mediate. The meeting will be held in the first part of June.
       Water/Sewer: The grit situation will be covered at an upcoming work session. We may possibly
       need to look into a grit remover, as to not damage our investment in the WWTP.
       Streets: Trustee Backstrum has started night runs to check signs for the signage reflection.
       Police: Chief Charles reported that Officer Iovenilla resigned to go to Morgan County.       There
       have been reports of trespass into vehicles to steal stereos. Tickets are down, the department is
       scrambling to cover shifts.
       Economic Development: No report.
       Planning Commission: Two new members have been appointed. Jim Rohn and Ilene Janecek.
       Shane Garrison and Kathy Martinez have termed out.
       Staff Reports: Attorney Anson is going through the State Law changes for the code revision.

VI.    APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Accounts Payable April 8 to May 13, 2008 A
       MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE BACKSTRUM and seconded by Trustee Weichel to
       approve the Accounts Payable for April 8 to May 13, 2008 as presented. All approved.

VII.   PUBLIC COMMENTS: The purpose of the Public Comments Section of the Agenda is for
       members of the public to speak to Town Council on any subject not scheduled on the Regular
       Agenda. In order to accomplish scheduled agenda items, comments should be limited to a five
       minute time period. Town Council shall make no decision or action, except to schedule the matter
       for Council discussion at a later date. THOSE ADDRESSING COUNCIL ARE REQUESTED
       TO STATE THEIR NAME TO THE BOARD.

       Dave Long, Weld County Commissioner stated he would like to welcome the new Board
       members, and handed out a Weld County Government pamphlet. He would like to go on record to
       protect the health and safety and welfare of the citizens. He applauds all those who attend council
       meetings.

       Al Nickel, SMHC, LLC. Manager stated that a lot of people are asking two questions, which are:
       haven’t most people said they are against in-situ mining, and why is Ault so high on water rates.
       Trustee Tidwell will check with Mr. Nickel on his concerns and bring it to a work session.

       Charlie Kindsfather made a statement on behalf of Jackie Adolph, he stated he was not singling
       anyone out, but felt that the Mayors handling of her was unprofessional. The Mayor stated he
       appreciated the comment but was defending the Board, and will not apologize for that.

       Barb McCorquodale spoke to the Board about the planters on Main Street. Larger plants and
       upgraded soil with time release fertilizer has been added, and would like $25 for the additional
       three pots that the town maintains.

       Anne White stated there is a meeting with City Visions and Gena Janett on June 3rd at 5:00 p.m.
       regarding the downspouts and floor finish materials. She would like Board members to attend.

       Gary White congratulated the police on the patrol of the town and stated a job well done. He
       thanked the Board on the quick response to the asphalt pick up at Caboose Park by CDOT.

       Malcum Burke lives south of town and formally requested that that the Board inform him of any
       matter that would affect him.

       Amy Rich asked the Board to keep in mind the economy and the fact that everything is going up,
       and is concerned that the Town wishes to raise sewer rates. Trustee Tidwell welcomed her
       comments and explained the funding process and that the economy affects the Town as well.
                                                                      Minutes of Regular Meeting 2008-05
                                                                            Ault Town Board of Trustees
                                                                                           May 13, 2008
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VIII.   REFERRALS, REQUESTS, or PRESENTATIONS
        1). Proclamation for the Greeley Stampede Mayor Bayne read the Proclamation for the
        Stampede Committee, declaring July 1, 2008 as Ault Day.
        2). Renewal of the Liquor License for the Merry Go Round Chief Charles stated there were
        no conflicts or violations. A MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE JANSSEN and seconded
        by Trustee Pacheco to approve the liquor license renewal for the Merry Go Round. All approved.
        3). Support to the Seward Foundation for Highland Community Scholarships This is a
        budgeted item. A MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE WEICHEL and seconded by Trustee
        Backstrum to approve the $200 support for the Seward Foundation. All approved.


IX.     NEW BUSINESS
        1). Consideration of award for bid for chip seal The bid is for A-1 Chipseal of Denver for
        $14,354.01. A MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE WHITE and seconded by Trustee
        Tidwell to approve the bid of $14,354.01 to A-1 Chipseal. All approved.
        2). Approval of funds to repair 3rd Street This patching is due to a water line repair which was
        done. This bid also includes 403 1st Ave and city prep work for chip seal. The total bid is
        $22,327.79. A MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE WHITE and seconded by Trustee
        Janssen to approve the bid for $22, 327.79 to 21st Century Solutions. All approved.
        3). Consideration of sanitation utility rate With the updating of the WWTP, expenses are
        higher that we were originally lead to believe. This increase is to cover expenses. After
        discussion, a motion was made to increase rates by $6 to $30 per month, beginning in October,
        2008. All approved.
        4). Consideration of tree removal at East Park There is a power line that runs through the tree,
        and with the angle of the tree it would be easy for children to climb up to the power lines. After
        discussion, a MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE TIDWELL and seconded by Trustee
        White to approve the removal of the tree. All approved.




X.      ADJOURNMENT With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was
adjourned at 8:34 p.m.

                                           ___________________________________________
                                           Mayor Brad Bayne
ATTEST:

_____________________________________
Town Clerk, Sharon Sullivan

								
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