Town of Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, March 22, 2005
Minutes of a Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of
Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado. Meeting held in the Municipal
Building in said Town of Estes Park on the 22nd day of March, 2005.
Meeting called to order by Mayor John Baudek.
Present: John Baudek, Mayor
Susan L. Doylen, Mayor ProTem
Trustees David Habecker
Also Present: Randy Repola, Town Administrator
Jackie Williamson, Deputy Town Clerk
Mayor Baudek called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and all desiring to do so, recited
the Pledge of Allegiance.
Dee Pritchard, 650 S. St. Vrain, representing Estes Park Citizens for Representative
Government reported that she has filed the documents required by the Fair Campaign
TOWN BOARD COMMENTS.
Mayor Baudek read portions of an article by a Sr. Center Board Member Walt Richards
titled “100 Years Ago…What a Difference a Century Makes!”
1. CONSENT AGENDA (Approval of):
1. Town Board Minutes dated March 8, 2005.
3. Committee Minutes:
A. Utilities, March 10, 2005:
1. Easement Vacation for Lot 3A, Amended Plat of Lots 2 and 3, Dill
Subdivision, Stephen R. Carl – Quit Claim Deed.
B. Public Works, March 17, 2005:
1. Parks SCADA Purchase, 2004 Budgeted Funds, LL Johnson
Distributing Co., $20,933.70.
2. Annual Tree Replacement Project, Budgeted Funds, $10,000.
3. Fall River Hydro Picnic Grounds Shelter Structure and Road
Improvements, Budgeted Funds, Litchfield Indus., $55,000 total.
4. 2005 Street Improvement Program (Chip Seal, Overlay and Striping),
4. Estes Valley Planning Commission, February 15 and March 15, 2005
It was moved and seconded (Doylen/Levine) the consent agenda be approved, and
it passed unanimously.
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1A. PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA (Approval of):
Mayor Baudek: Opened the Public Hearing for all Consent Agenda Items.
A. CONSENT ITEMS:
1. PRELIMINARY CONDOMINIUM MAP & FINAL CONDOMINIUM
a. The Promontory, Lot 6, Replat of Mary’s Lake Subdivision, Rock
Castle Development Co./Applicant.
1. Presentation of Estes Valley Development Code, Remaining
Portion of Block 7 Amendments – First Reading. CONTINUE to
April 26, 2005. (The Town Board Public Hearing will be held May
There being no public testimony, Mayor Baudek closed the public hearing, and it was
moved and seconded (Doylen/Habecker) the Consent Items be approved, and it
2. ACTION ITEMS:
1. PRESENTATION BY BUREAU OF RECLAMATION – OLYMPUS DRILLING
Brian Person, Area Mgr./Eastern Area Office of the Dept. of Reclamation, was
present to explain the ongoing drilling activities at the Olympus Dam. The
drilling program is part of the Reclamation’s agency-wide Safety of Dams
Program. The program analyzes dams for performance during seismic
movement. By exploring Olympus Dam and testing samples from its cores,
Reclamation engineers will determine how the eastern embankment might
perform in the event of an earthquake. The allowable risk and performance
standards are higher for this dam due to its location and the population down
Beginning next week, crews will construct a road for the drill rig across the face
of the dam. In April, drillers will begin a series of 20 to 24 samples from the
dam’s foundation. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District has been
notified that the access road may temporarily intersect and cover a portion of
Lake Estes trail just north of the dam.
Responding to Trustee questions, Mr. Person stated the holes will vary in
depths of 30 to 70’; the analysis will be completed within a few months and
a presentation can be made to the Town Board at that time; the temporary
road will remain for a period of time until it is determined additional testing is
not required; the drilling will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
will operate within the Town’s noise ordinance. The Board expressed their
appreciation to Mr. Person for the update.
2. ORDINANCE # 5-05 – HOME RULE INITIATION.
Administrator Repola stated on March 8, 2005 the Board ordered the drafting of
an Ordinance to initiate proceedings to adopt a Home Rule Charter with 15
Charter Commissioners to be elected at large. Associated costs are
anticipated to be approximately $6,000 for the August election; and, if the
Charter Commission is formed, there may be additional expenditures of Town
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funds with regard to staff time, commission expenses, and the Commission
may also hire consultants at an estimated cost of $15,000 to $20,000.
Administrator Repola informed the Board that the news media will be
notified as to the nomination procedure for candidates, and during budget
revisions in July, funds that are currently appropriated in the General Fund
could be reappropriated to the election fund or a line item could be created.
Dee Pritchard, 650 S. St. Vrain, stated the citizens of Estes Park have the
responsibility to educate themselves on all aspects of Home Rule, determine if
they are qualified to serve on the Charter Commission, and enact Home Rule if
it represents the majority of the citizen’s beliefs. She thanked the Mayor,
Trustees and Staff for all their work and support on this issue.
It was moved and seconded (Doylen/Levine) Ordinance 5-05 be
approved, and it passed unanimously.
Mayor Baudek stated this is an important step for a Town and if done properly it
can be positive for the Town.
3. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT.
Following completion of all agenda items, Mayor Baudek adjourned the meeting at 7:30
John Baudek, Mayor
Jackie Williamson, Deputy Town Clerk