Tuesday, May 15, 2012

 

TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

APRIL 23, 2012

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 23, 2012, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

The following roll was recorded:

Fred Lyssy                  present

Earl Ballard              present

Jeff Best          present 

Curt Osborne                  present

Eben Mond                     present

Nicholas Regester          present

Scott Shafer                    present


Others present: John Volk, Frank Young, Dane Matthew, Sharon Rossino and staff Jodi Candlin.
 
AGENDA APPROVAL
Osborne made a motion to approve the amended agenda as follows:  add Triple Bypass request under New Business.  Ballard seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

BILLS LIST

Ballard made a motion to approve the bills list.  Regester seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

SEWER PROJECT UPDATE

The contractor will resume work on April 25, 2012.  CDOT has the Haskin's easement so there should not be any hold ups with work commencing.  R. Gaubatz thought the project should take approximately 6 weeks to complete.  The contractor will be laying sewer pipe on Water St. and after the line is finished, they will fix the streets.  S. Shafer discussed that the contractor should fix the streets prior to laying any more sewer pipe.  E. Ballard told the board that per the contract, the contractor must finish laying the sewer pipe first and will then concentrate on the streets.  E. Ballard said reports from Georgetown indicate that the level of zinc is increasing rather than decreasing.  The town does not know where the source of the zinc is.  S. Shaffer suggested that the town test different spots around town to determine its source but E. Ballard said those tests should be done at the completion of the project.  E. Ballard would like to speak to the engineer from GMS who will be on site this week and ask his advice on where to test for zinc.  Per R. Gaubatz, CDOT and the Georgetown Loop Railroad may have damaged the town's sewer line and once the project is finished, the lines will be tv.'d to determine this.  If either entity has damaged the lines, they will need to pay for the cost of repairing them. 

 

ARGENTINE CENTRAL RAILROAD/PAVILION POINT TRAIL – DANE MATTHEW, SHARON ROSSINO AND FRANK YOUNG

Frank Young gave the board background on the public lands map and who owns the different pieces of land in the map.  The lands were acquired by different entities from the BLM Land Transfer in the 1990's.  Restrictions were placed on these lands and include recreational use, watersheds and wildlife habitat and these lands cannot be traded or sold.  Parts of these lands have hiking trails on them and Silver Plume's hiking trails include the Argentine Central/Pavilion Point Trail and the 7:30 Trail.  Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District (CCMRD), Historic Georgetown, Open Space Land Commission and the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) are partnering together to mark the trails in the county at no cost to the town.  They feel that marking hiking trails in towns will bring in business.  D. Matthew discussed that there are recreational enthusiasts and recreational tourists and the county wants to cater to both.  The recreational tourists are the ones who bring business into towns by shopping and dining.  He would like to see the county's infrastructure improve and that could be as easy as installing marker signs for trails.  CCMRD has helped Silver Plume out in the past by awarding a grant for the park and helping fund People for Silver Plume's recent Cabin Fever Dance and they want to do more.  S. Shafer discussed how he would like some of the trails to be off-road for vehicles but that is not a possibility due to land restrictions.  On the whole, the board is supportive of bringing tourists into the town to help with its economy. 

Ballard made a motion to approve trail markers for the Argentine Central Railroad/Pavilion Point Trail and that all volunteers associated with this project have full access to town lands and trails.  Best seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

JOHN VOLK, WATER QUALITY CONTROL PROFESSIONALS – REPORT ON TOWN WATER PLANT TESTS

John Volk appeared before the board to give a report on town water plant tests, the schedule and cost.  He gave the board a packet with all of this information that detailed what type of tests he conducts, when the board can expect the different types of tests to

occur and the price differences between the tests.  He also gave the board a report on the quality of Silver Plume's water which is rated very high.  Most board members have never seen the water treatment plant and decided on a site visit/tour to be held on June 25, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.  The board asked that R. Gaubatz be included in this tour as he can help answer questions.  E. Ballard discussed the possibility of partnering up with other entities in Clear Creek County for water quality tests and to purchase chemicals in bulk.  J. Volk cautioned against buying materials in bulk due to short shelf life of some of the chemicals.  It was discussed that instead of one person from each entity driving water samples to labs in Denver, it might be beneficial for all water samples to be taken by one person to the labs.  This might be difficult though because each entity might be on a different testing schedule and it would be hard to coordinate this.  J. Volk let the board know that the state inspection is coming up and they may require changes.  He will let the board know the result of the inspection. 

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

 

At the work session held on Monday, April 16, 2012, the board discussed board appointments and assignments.  At tonight's meeting, the following appointments and assignments were made:

 

Cemetery Committee:

Sexton – R. Gaubatz

Primary: C. Osborne

Alternate: E. Mond

 

Clear Creek Economic Development Corp:

Primary: F. Lyssy

Alternate: J. Best

 

DRCOG:

Primary: F. Lyssy

Alternate: C. Osborne

 

Fire Authority:

Primary: J. Best

Alternate: N. Regester

 

Georgetown Loop Railroad Communication Committee:

Primary: E. Ballard and S. Shafer

 

Georgetown/Silver Plume Sewer Commission:

Primary: E. Ballard

 

Alternate: J. Best

 

I-70 Coalition:

Primary: N. Regester

Alternate: C. Osborne

 

Board of Adjustment:

E. Mond and C. Osborne

 

Planning:

Deferred to the next meeting until member requirements can be determined.

 

Zoning:

S. Shafer

 

UCCWA:

Primary: F .Lyssy

Alternate: R. Gaubatz

 

Georgetown/Silver Plume Historic District Lands Commission:

J. Best

 

The position of Mayor Pro Tem was discussed and Mayor Lyssy suggested that this person be someone who is readily available and has background on town issues.  Mayor Lyssy suggested that E. Ballard be Mayor Pro Tem.  E. Ballard said he was willing to step into this position because it is helpful to have someone on the Georgetown/Silver Plume Sewer Commission with a title, he and Mayor Lyssy have a good rapport and he would give Mayor Lyssy's position on difficult matters. 

Shafer made a motion to nominate Earl Ballard for Mayor Pro Tem.  Best seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

TRIPLE BYPASS BIKE RIDE

The Triple Bypass Bike Ride will be held on July 14 and 15, 2012.  This bike ride begins in Evergreen and travels over Juniper Pass, Loveland Pass and Vail Pass and travels through Silver Plume on the frontage road and ends in Avon.  The ride is reversed on the second day.  The board approved this request as long as all trash from the ride is picked up and there are enough marshals to direct the riders ff the bike path and onto the frontage road as well as stopping traffic in order to let the bike riders pass safely.  The board asked that J. Candlin write a letter to the Triple Bypass Bike Ride organizers with these two items.

 

CHRIS AND CLAIRE MOOTZ' WATER BILL

Mayor Lyssy and R. Gaubatz met the week before to determine the cost of producing water at the water plant and to determine how much the Mootz' should pay for their water and sewer bill.  They determined that in the event of a gross loss of water, computations of the cost of loss can be expressed as one hundred dollars for every ten thousand gallons (or portion thereof) lost.  The amount due for the water and sewer bill was determined to be $88.51 for the base rate and $2980 for water usage for a total of $3068.51.  C. Mootz had paid $1257.01 towards the bill so the balance due is $1811.50. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

None.

 

INFORMATION AND UPDATE AGENDA
 

WATER  

None.

 

SEWER

Georgetown's utilities are four times higher than was projected for the wastewater plant so E. Ballard thinks they will be recalculating Silver Plume's portion.  The board agreed to pay Georgetown the remaining $10,000 it owes them by June, 2012 but Silver Plume is not collecting sufficient revenue from its users to meet this obligation.  Mayor Lyssy discussed that sewer rates may have to be increased.

 

LOOP PARK COMMITTEE

None.


DRCOG

None.

 

I-70

None.


PARK 

None.


 INFRASTRUCURE 

None.

 

STAFF UPDATE

J. Candlin will be training on accepting credit cards for water and sewer bills this week and the town should be able to begin accepting credit cards the first part of May, 2012.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Regester made a motion to approve the minutes of April 9, 2012.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

With no further business to come before the board the meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 




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