TOWN OF SILVER PLUME
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, September 10, 2012, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall. Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
The following roll was recorded:
Fred Lyssy present
Earl Ballard present
Jeff Best present
Curt Osborne present
Eben Mond excused
Nicholas Regester present
Scott Shafer present
Others present: Kris McCully, Ted Parker, Clear Creek School District Superintendent Todd Lancaster and staff Jodi Candlin.
Ballard made a motion to approve the agenda. Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
Ballard made a motion to approve the bills list. Regester seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
S. Shafer told the board that R. Gaubatz fixed the jail door, did a great job and that it looked great as well.
TODD LANCASTER, NEW CLEAR CREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT, INTRODUCTION TO BOARD
Mayor Lyssy discussed that our most precious resource is our kids and then gave Todd Lancaster the background on the board and its responsibilities. Each board member introduced themselves and gave their individual background. T. Lancaster then introduced himself; he grew up on Floyd Hill and graduated from Clear Creek Secondary School in 1985 (along with Town Clerk Jodi Candlin), entered the Air Force and spent 26 years there as an Air Force Pilot, worked at the Pentagon and then most recently was the superintendent in Antonito, Colorado for one year before accepting the job as the Clear Creek School District's Superintendent. He discussed that he wants to reach out to people in the county who don't have children and get them involved in the school district, attract young people with families because that supports our community and can boost our economy and capitalize on our history and outdoor resources. He feels that character development is just as important as test scores if not more important. He would like to let everyone know the great stories of the school districts' alumni with posters showing their accomplishments. The district will be conducting a complete facility review in the spring and discuss which building assets the district could sell. He wants to do a joint planning session with the county, recreation district and municipalities to discuss what will make us sustainable and what is right for our county. He discussed cleaning up Citizen's Park in Idaho Springs because he does not believe that is an asset to kids, the "graying" of our community and lack of growth. E. Ballard agreed with T. Lancaster about the "graying" of our community and that it is particularly true in Silver Plume. T. Lancaster wants to create the best schools and parent support can help but there are other ways to get more accomplished working as a system. Grants are available and should be capitalized on and have more cooperation between the towns and the county. T. Lancaster finished up by thanking the board for allowing him to introduce himself and would like to come back every 3 months or so to update the board on what is happening at the school district. The board thanked him for coming and said that if there is anything they can do for the school district to let them know.
Information Briefing – Reports
REVIEW/REAPPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Mayor Lyssy discussed the different boards; Board of Adjustment, Planning Commission and Zoning Board regarding formalizing their terms. It was discussed that the board could reappoint the different boards 3 months after each election for continuity purposes. There is concern about the Board of Trustees serving on the other boards', however, there is a limited amount of people that are willing to serve on these boards. Mayor Lyssy will write a draft resolution and have Barbara Green review it. He will bring the resolution back to the next meeting and asked that this item be put on the next agenda.
DISCUSSION OF TABOR REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE AUTHORITY FUNDING
Mayor Lyssy discussed with Barbara Green about putting a ballot issue before the town regarding an increase for the Clear Creek Fire Authority but on her advice, the town decided not to do this. There is not time for this to happen this election year and the board asked J. Candlin to check with the county on whether or not the town has an IGA with the county to put a town issue on their ballot. The town had written a letter to the
county with its comments about the CCFA IGA and has not heard back yet. Mayor Lyssy spoke to Beth Luther earlier in the day and she said someone from the county would be getting back to him regarding the town letter.
REPORT ON PLANS RE: CDOT'S TEMPORARY FENCING ON BIKE PATH
The temporary fencing is down now and it was discussed that maybe the fencing issue should be part of CDOT's maintenance instead of going through its funding avenues. It was mentioned that there is lots of erosion on the bike path.
Information & Update Agenda
Updates from the following areas, if any, will be presented:
REPORT OF THE MAYOR
Mayor Lyssy has left a message with Sheriff Krueger about meeting with him on September 19, 2012 to discuss animal control but has not heard back yet. One of the county commissioners' candidates was going through town campaigning and giving out wrong information about lithium being in our water source and that our sewer project had not cut down on infiltration. Mayor Lyssy reminded the board about the Planning Commissioners Workshop this Saturday and about the Watershed Festival in Idaho Springs the same day. The 7:30 Trail has eroded and there are trees that have been blown down. Mayor Lyssy spoke to Dane Matthew of the rec district and he and Beth Luther are organizing a trail maintenance work party for the trail.
The meeting is this Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at the Georgetown Town Hall.
The meeting is tomorrow in Summit County and N. Regester will attend. At the last meeting it was discussed where the rail stations should be and N. Regester thinks the logical stops should be Hidden Valley and Loveland Ski Area; Mayor Lyssy thinks one should be located in the Empire Junction area. The coalition dues are $72 and are due October 31, 2012.
The meeting is next week.
LOOP PARK COMMITTEE
The meeting is next week and is the third Wednesday of each month. S. Shafer reported that the town sign is on the agenda. He and E. Ballard are still not getting email from the Loop Park Committee.
Janine Weeds will meet with J. Candlin tomorrow to get the last two checks the board approved for the last work done at the pavilion. The locksmith has re-keyed the locks and there are now 12 keys instead of multiple keys. There are keys labeled T for top and B for bottom. The keys will be given out to strategic personnel and J. Candlin will keep the rest of them. Tim Hamid will be winterizing the pavilion once the museum closes and the punch list is done.
J. Candlin reported to the board that they town had received severance tax in the amount of $11,000 and mineral tax in the amount of $1100 today. The town receives this as an annual payment but has never received so much before. Three water and sewer liens were paid today and J. Candlin received good response from the "red" letters she sent out regarding water and sewer arrears.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ballard made a motion to approve the minutes of August 13, 2012. Osborne seconded, Regester abstained the motion passed.
Osborne made a motion to approve the minutes of August 27, 2012. Ballard seconded, Regester abstained the motion passed.
RECEIVE COUNSEL RE: ONGOING TOWN LEGAL ISSUES
The Board of Trustees adjourned and convened into Executive Session.
The Board of Trustees adjourned Executive Session.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk