Tuesday, January 22, 2013



TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

DECEMBER 10, 2012

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, December 10, 2012, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:06 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                   excused

 

Others present:  John Volk, Casey Day and staff Jodi Candlin.

 

AGENDA APPROVAL

Ballard made a motion to approve the agenda.  Osborne 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.

 

Action Agenda

 

WATER PLANT UPDATE – JOHN VOLK

John Volk updated the board on activities associated with the water plant.  The town received a bill in the amount of $3680 from PALL Corporation for tech support, installation of computer hardware and travel.  J. Volk did not agree with portions of the bill and let the board know he was going to speak to PALL Corp. about it.  The board asked that J. Candlin not pay the bill at this point and to wait until after she hears from J. Volk.  The water level in the infiltration gallery is low, most likely due to the drought, so water is being pulled out of Clear Creek. 

 

 

EXPLORATORY ACTIVITY AT TOP OF SILVER ST. DISCUSSION

Jim Irwin, who is the geologist overseeing the mining activity, was unable to attend the meeting tonight to discuss his meeting with the state.  Instead, a conference call was held but before the call was made, the board discussed the mining activity.  Mayor Lyssy recapped the activity for those in the audience who were not familiar with what was going on.  There are 500 to 600 acres of mining claims that Gary Hopkins from Indiana is planning to mine residual minerals in the tailings piles.  Part of the mining claims are in the town and part are in the county so both entities will be involved.  If the applicant meets state mining requirements then a permit can be issued.  Mayor Lyssy is working with Phyllis Adams of UCCWA to monitor this situation.  In the meantime, Mayor Lyssy and Bill Gorsky met with a representative from the state about the potential mining activity at the site.  He took pictures and will be researching the activity that has already occurred.  Mayor Lyssy has been in contact with the town's attorney about passing an ordinance to limit load limits on the town's streets and will be meeting with her later in the week.  The town is trying to do what is in its scope to prevent mining above town due to the various impacts it will have on the town including water quality, avalanches, slides and chemicals.  N. Regester suggested involving Coors and the City of Golden as they are the majority water rights' holders.  Casey Day suggested notifying the historic district as well.  Mayor Lyssy has been working with the county planning department as well.  The 7:30 Trail is non-motorized and is the only access road to the mining claims and is owned by the county.  The county will not allow them to use this trail for access but old mining laws may have precedence.  C. Day volunteered to research this and any other issues that he can help with.  Mayor Lyssy then made the conference call to Jim Irwin and asked what the mining company was planning and wanted to know the impacts on the town and any mitigation.  J. Irwin did not address the topics to the satisfaction of the board but said that they would be mining on the edge of town and once they were finished, it would look exactly like it did prior to the mining activity.  It was decided that a site visit would be held on Thursday, December 20 at 9:00 a.m. and that J. Irwin would be in attendance as well as county officials, town officials and interested town residents, including Casey Day. 

 

2011 AUDIT

Steve Plutt provided the audit by email and Mayor Lyssy and C. Osborne reviewed it and have no concerns about it.  The town has accepted the audit and it has been submitted to the state.


 APPROVE 2013 BUDGET AND ASSOCIATED RESOLUTIONS:

 

RESOLUTION 2012-06 -RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2013

RESOLUTION 2012-07 - RESOLUTION TO SET MILL LEVIES FOR THE YEAR 2013

RESOLUTION 2012-08 - RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE YEAR 2013

RESOLUTION 2012-09 - RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE 2012 AMENDED SEWER BUDGET

 

Ballard made a motion to approve Resolution Numbers 2012-06, 2012-07 and 2012-08.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Mayor Lyssy and J. Candlin need to make changes to Resolution 2012-09 so this resolution will not be approved tonight but at a later meeting.

 

SEWER ENTERPRISE RESOLUTION 2012-01 - RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2013

SEWER ENTERPRISE RESOLUTION 2012-02 - RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE SEWER ENTERPRISE FOR THE YEAR 2013

 

Ballard made a motion to approve Sewer Enterprise Resolutions 2012-01 and 2012-02.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

WATER ENTERPRISE RESOLUTION 2012-01 - RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2013

WATER ENTERPRISE RESOLUTION 2012-02 - RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE WATER ENTERPRISE FOR THE YEAR 2013

 

Regester made a motion to approve Water Enterprise Resolutions 2012-01 and 2012-02.  Mond seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

APPROVE RESOLUTION 2012-10 – WATER RATE INCREASE FOR 2013

Water rates have not been increased since 2006 and rates need to be raised.  The rate was increased by $4.00 this year and the board will phase in increases over the next few years.  It was discussed that a letter should be sent out with the next water and sewer bills explaining the reasons (the town needs enough money to pays its water and sewer loans and build reserves) for the rate increase for both water and sewer.

Ballard made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-10.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

APPROVE RESOLUTION 2012-11 – SEWER RATE INCREASE FOR 2013

The sewer rate was increased by the C.P.I. of 2.4%.

Ballard made a motion to approve Resolution 2012-11.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

CCFA IGA – IDAHO SPRINGS PROPOSED AGREEMENT RE: POSTPONEMENT OF TERMINATION LANGUAGE

Fire Chief Kelly Babeon brought the amended Clear Creek Fire Authority IGA to the mayor on November 19, 2012 and the mayor and town clerk signed it.  Mayor Lyssy sent a letter to the CCFA Board letting them know the town signed the IGA and is intending to hold a special election to raise the town's mill levy in order to pay for the IGA.  Due to new language in the IGA, Jeff Best can no longer be the town's representative since he is now on the fire department.  Nick Regester wants to be the new representative but let the board know that he is absent during the summer.  However, the fire authority allows voting by phone so that will not be a problem.

Ballard made a motion to appoint Nick Regester as the Town of Silver Plume's Fire Authority Representative.  Mond seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

 

Information Briefing – Reports


Updates from the following areas, if any, will be presented:

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

Covered under the mining activity agenda item.

 

WATER UPDATE

Covered by John Volk earlier. 

 

SEWER COMMITTEE

E. Ballard reported that the town, on behalf of GMS, Inc., has applied for a grant in the amount of $41,000 to continue the sewer project.  He is fairly confident the town will receive it as it is not a large amount of money.  The Sewer Committee continues to work on the state of collections by both towns.    

 

I-70 COALITION

There will be an open house on December 13, 2012, to showcase the different AGS options. 

 

DRCOG

There is not a meeting this month.

 

LOOP PARK COMMITTEE

None.

 

PARK COMMITTEE

There is roof damage on the pavilion and E. Ballard will contact John Busenitz about this. 

 

STAFF FOLLOW-UP 

None.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Ballard made a motion to approve the minutes of November 26, 2012.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Executive Session


RECEIVE COUNSEL RE: ONGOING TOWN LEGAL ISSUES

None.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:22 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted: 

 

Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk


Friday, January 18, 2013


Town of Silver Plume

Ordinance Number XXX

Date

 

 

AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE TOWN OF SILVER PLUME, COLORADO

 

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Silver Plume has adopted the Model Traffic Code for Colorado, ("Model Traffic Code"); and

 

WHEREAS, the local government has determined that factors within the Town are such that rules pertaining to streets and sidewalks should be instituted.

 

Section 1 – Definitions

 

The following terms and phrases shall have the meanings described to them except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Sidewalk – That portion of the street which is set aside for the use of pedestrians and which has been surfaced with cement, stone or other material approved by the Town Board.

 

Street – The entire width of every dedicated public way and shall include the traveled portion thereof known as the roadway, the roadway known as the parking shoulder and the roadway used for sidewalks.

 

Director of Public Works – That individual appointed by the Town Board responsible for roads, bridges, water system, wastewater collection system, and maintenance of Town owned structures.  

 

Section 2 – General

 

Street Names.  The names of all streets within the Town shall be as shown upon the map of the street system that has been in use since the town incorporation in 1884.  Maps of the streets are on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

 

Streets - Snow and Ice Removal

1.      The Town shall attempt to maintain streets such that emergency vehicles can access each property.  

2.      Property owners shall not impede such removal. 

 

Sidewalks  -Snow and Ice Removal – Sidewalksshall be kept clean by owner, manager, or agent of occupant of real property.  Sidewalks shall be kept clear of personal belongings

 

Sidewalks  -Cleanliness  - Sidewalks shall be kept clean by the owner permitting no dirt, sand, gravel, rocks, and ice of any other manner of litter or debris to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property.  Trash receptacles of a capacity greater than 55 gallons shall be stored off Town streets ad shall be placed out of street view or have fencing placed around them.

 

Street Use -- Streets may be used by properly registered vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and  non-typical motorized vehicles such as golf carts.   Vehicles subject to Colorado or Federal law must comply with such laws including wear of safety equipment (helmets, seat belts, shoulder harness, etc.)

 

Street Parking – Because of the narrow streets of the town, all street parking shall be parallel and shall abide by fire lane restrictions.  Only properly registered vehicles are allowed to park on streets.  Encroachment onto streets by placing personal items is prohibited.  In this regard, inoperative equipment, watercraft, recreational vehicles and other personal items may be parked on streets for no longer than one week.  Long term parking of unregistered vehicles or personal items on streets is not allowed.

 

Section 3 – Maintenance and Excavation

 

a.     Sidewalks – construction, repair etc. All sidewalks shall be maintained with an even surface and in good repair.  Maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.  When repairs are made, the repair shall be of a professional workman-like manner and shall not cause trip hazard or any other hazardous condition. Owner may, for aesthetic reasons, make such repair with flagstone or similar material, but it must be embedded in cement to preclude shifting or tilting. 

 

If the Director Public Works deems sidewalk to be hazardous, the Town shall provide notice in writing to the owner or agent in charge of such premises to repair such sidewalk within thirty days.  If the owner is a nonresident or his whereabouts is unknown, such notice may be given by publication in a local newspaper and by certified mail, postage prepaid, mailed to last known address of such owner or agent.  If such repairs are not made within 30 days after such notice, the Town may order such repairs to be made by contract or by Public Works and the expense connected therewith shall be a lien upon the property.  The Town Clerk shall certify such assessment to the County Treasurer to be collected in the same manner as general taxes.

 

b.     Excavations of Streets or Sidewalks  –It is unlawful for any person, other than the Director Public Works in the course of his or her employment to construct, reconstruct, repair or alter any curb cut, excavation, driveway or other opening to or intersection with the surface of any street, sidewalk, or other public place or to excavate or make any opening in or under the surface of such streets, sidewalks or other public places with first obtaining a permit therefor.  (excavation for curb stop access is not prohibited.)

 

Application for permit.  An applicant for a permit hereunder shall submit to the Town Clerk, a processing fee as set forth in the Towns fee schedule and an application showing:

1.      Name and address of the owner or agent in charge of the property abutting the proposed work area.

2.      Name and address of the party doing the work.

3.      Location of the work area.

4.      Attached plans showing details of the proposed alteration (the project)

5.      Estimated cost of the alteration.

6.      Plans and cost estimate to perform restoration of street to standards at level found prior to work beginning.

7.      Such other information about the operation as the Director Public Works shall find reasonably necessary to the determination of whether a permit should be issued hereunder.

8.      A processing fee of $ 5,000 that shall be used for administrative, legal, engineering shall accompany the permit application.  The processing fee will be used for administrative, engineering, legal and/or law enforcement reviews.  Any unused portion of the processing fee shall be returned to the permit applicant.  If it is found that the review costs exceed $ 5,000 the permit shall not be issued until such time as the permit applicant reimburses the additional costs. 

 

The Town Clerk shall issue the permit when:

1.      The plans for the proposed alteration (project) have been reviewed, approved and signed off on by the Director Public Works, Building Official, and if necessary – law enforcement authority.

2.      The work shall be done according to the standard specification of the Town for public work of like character unless the operation abuts or intersects with a State highway, in which case all standards set by the Colorado Department of Transportation for entrances to State highways shall be met.

3.      Neither the construction nor the use of the completed operation will unreasonably interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the demand and necessity for parking spaces, and the means of egress to and from property affected and adjacent properties.

4.      The health, welfare and safety of the public will not be unreasonably impaired.

 

Supervision of work, cost, and bond for excavation.

1.      All work for which an excavation permit has been issued shall be supervised by the Director Public Works who shall have the right to prescribe the method to be used in the construction or excavation, the width thereof and any other reasonable condition for the protection of the public, utilities, and for minimizing interference with vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

2.      All operations performed pursuant to permits granted hereunder shall be done solely at the expense of the property owner requesting the same.

3.      Bond – The Town shall require a maintenance and construction bond, either cash or surety, to be filed with the application for a permit hereunder, in an amount equal to the estimated cost of the project.  The bond will be conditioned upon the work being done in accordance with the Town's standard specification, or if applicable, in accordance with the CDOT standards, and guaranteeing the same for a period of two years.  Upon expiration of two years from the completion of the work covered by the permit in conformity with this Section as determined by the Director of Public Works the cash deposit will be refunded to the permittee or a surety released.  The Town may use any or all of such deposit or bond to pay the cost of any work the Town performs to complete, restore or maintain the operation in the event the permittee fails to perform such work in accordance with the plans and specification or the work product fails within the two year period.

 

c.     Retaining Walls - The maintenance, repair and replacement of all retaining walls existing on, abutting or adjacent to Town streets and rights-of-way shall be the obligation of the owners of the property abutting such streets and rights-of-way.  The Town Board may order construction, repair or replacement of retaining walls where such construction repair or replacement is necessary to provide or maintain lateral support for Town streets and rights-of-way.  Provisions for ordering construction of a retaining wall shall be the same as provided in the existing Building Codes.

 

d.     Street Maintenance -- The Director Public Works shall perform maintenance of the Town streets such that they are smooth, drained and make minimal dust.  The Director Public Works shall pace signs designating No Parking for Fire Lanes and for No Parking for snow removal.

 

e.     Street Closure

1.      The Director Public Works is hereby authorized to close streets within the Town to the passage of vehicles and pedestrians when required in the opinion of the Town.  This may be to facilitate street maintenance, excavation, construction and repair, utilities service or when necessary to promote public safety.  The Director Public Works may use whatever method deemed appropriate to demarcate such closures so long as the barricades of other methods are visible to the public.

2.      It is unlawful for any person to enter a closed street that has been so designated by barricade or other method.  It is unlawful for any person to remove or otherwise disturb barricades or other street closure demarcation devices.

 

f.        Barricades and Lights -- If at any time a street is to be closed (construction, public event, etc.) it shall be barricaded and between sunset and sunrise, shall be lighted so as to warn all persons of danger.  Such barricades and lights shall be of substantial construction and shall be furnished by the person closing the street.

 

Section 4 - Street Weight Limitations

 

1.      Weight Limits -- The streets of Silver Plume are all unpaved (no hard surface).  The towns water and sewer infrastructure are buried in the town streets.  Precautions must be taken to protect such infrastructure, accordingly weight limits are imposed on the streets as follow:

a.     Residential area streets – No vehicle exceeding 15,000 pounds may use streets in the residential area.  Service vehicles such as trash pickup, moving vans, residential delivery are exempted but shall not exceed 26,000 pounds.

b.     Commercial zoned streets – No vehicle with a gross weight exceeding 26,000 pounds may use streets in the commercial zoned areas.  If circumstances are such that an exception is required, the owner or representative of the owner of the commercial property on which said use is located may make application to the Board of Trustees of the Town for the isolated exception.

c.     Mining Zoned Streets – Per Ordinance 201, no motor vehicle with a gross weight of greater than 15,000 pounds, engaged in hauling materials to or from an accepted use in M districts may make use of the streets of the Town unless the owner or representative of the owner of the property on which said use is located has made application to the Board of Trustees of the Town.  This Ordinance does not modify such restriction.

d.     Mining Material Hauling - Vehicles hauling mining materialsfrom mining activitiesoutside the Municipal Limits of the Town may not traverse any street within the municipal limit unless the hauling vehicles abide by the same weight limit specified for Mining Zoned streets. 

           

2.      Permit for Exceptions – If an exception to the weight limits is contemplated by any person, an application for overweight vehicles for such exception may be submitted to the Town Clerk as follows:

 

An applicant for a permit hereunder shall submit to the Town Clerk, an application and a processing fee of $ 10,000 showing:

1. Name and address of the owner or agent in charge of the vehicles that will be utilized.  

2. Name and address of the party for whom the hauling is being performed.

3. The streets that are planned for use.

4. The number of trucks to be utilized for hauling and the weight of each vehicle.

5. The number of trucks per day and the number of days planned for use.

6. Attached plans showing details of the proposed hauling to and from the project.

7. Plans and cost estimate to perform restoration of street to standards at level found prior to work beginning.

8.   Such other information about the operation as the Director Public Works shall find reasonably necessary to the determination of whether a permit should be issued hereunder.

 

The Town Clerk shall issue the permit when:

1.      The plans for the weight exception have been reviewedand signed off on by the Director Public Works, Engineering firm, Town Attorney (if required),Building Official, and law enforcement authority.

2.      The use of the streets contemplated for use by the hauling operation will not unreasonably interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the demand and necessity for parking spaces, and the means of egress to and from property affected and adjacent properties.

3.      The health, welfare and safety of the public will not be unreasonably impaired.

 

The Director of Public Works shall monitor the hauling operation, ensure compliance by the Permit Holder and report to Town Board as necessary.  The Town may perform Restoration of the streets to similar condition with costs billed to the Permit Holder.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is a draft ordinance that the Board of Trustees is considering adopting.  This ordinance had its first reading at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, January 14, 2013 and will be on the next agenda on Monday, January 28, 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town of Silver Plume

Ordinance Number XXX

Date

 

 

AN ORDINANCE GOVERNING THE STREETS AND SIDEWALKS WITHIN THE TOWN OF SILVER PLUME, COLORADO

 

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Silver Plume has adopted the Model Traffic Code for Colorado, ("Model Traffic Code"); and

 

WHEREAS, the local government has determined that factors within the Town are such that rules pertaining to streets and sidewalks should be instituted.

 

Section 1 – Definitions

 

The following terms and phrases shall have the meanings described to them except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Sidewalk – That portion of the street which is set aside for the use of pedestrians and which has been surfaced with cement, stone or other material approved by the Town Board.

 

Street – The entire width of every dedicated public way and shall include the traveled portion thereof known as the roadway, the roadway known as the parking shoulder and the roadway used for sidewalks.

 

Director of Public Works – That individual appointed by the Town Board responsible for roads, bridges, water system, wastewater collection system, and maintenance of Town owned structures.  

 

Section 2 – General

 

Street Names.  The names of all streets within the Town shall be as shown upon the map of the street system that has been in use since the town incorporation in 1884.  Maps of the streets are on file in the office of the Town Clerk.

 

Streets - Snow and Ice Removal

1.       The Town shall attempt to maintain streets such that emergency vehicles can access each property.  

2.       Property owners shall not impede such removal. 

 

Sidewalks  -Snow and Ice Removal – Sidewalksshall be kept clean by owner, manager, or agent of occupant of real property.  Sidewalks shall be kept clear of personal belongings

 

Sidewalks  -Cleanliness  - Sidewalks shall be kept clean by the owner permitting no dirt, sand, gravel, rocks, and ice of any other manner of litter or debris to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property.  Trash receptacles of a capacity greater than 55 gallons shall be stored off Town streets ad shall be placed out of street view or have fencing placed around them.

 

Street Use -- Streets may be used by properly registered vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and  non-typical motorized vehicles such as golf carts.   Vehicles subject to Colorado or Federal law must comply with such laws including wear of safety equipment (helmets, seat belts, shoulder harness, etc.)

 

Street Parking – Because of the narrow streets of the town, all street parking shall be parallel and shall abide by fire lane restrictions.  Only properly registered vehicles are allowed to park on streets.  Encroachment onto streets by placing personal items is prohibited.  In this regard, inoperative equipment, watercraft, recreational vehicles and other personal items may be parked on streets for no longer than one week.  Long term parking of unregistered vehicles or personal items on streets is allowed.

 

Section 3 – Maintenance and Excavation

 

a.       Sidewalks – construction, repair etc. All sidewalks shall be maintained with an even surface and in good repair.  Maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.  When repairs are made, the repair shall be of a professional workman-like manner and shall not cause trip hazard or any other hazardous condition. Owner may, for aesthetic reasons, make such repair with flagstone or similar material, but it must be embedded in cement to preclude shifting or tilting. 

 

If the Director Public Works deems sidewalk to be hazardous, the Town shall provide notice in writing to the owner or agent in charge of such premises to repair such sidewalk within thirty days.  If the owner is a nonresident or his whereabouts is unknown, such notice may be given by publication in a local newspaper and by certified mail, postage prepaid, mailed to last known address of such owner or agent.  If such repairs are not made within 30 days after such notice, the Town may order such repairs to be made by contract or by Public Works and the expense connected therewith shall be a lien upon the property.  The Town Clerk shall certify such assessment to the County Treasurer to be collected in the same manner as general taxes.

 

b.      Excavations of Streets or Sidewalks  –It is unlawful for any person, other than the Director Public Works in the course of his or her employment to construct, reconstruct, repair or alter any curb cut, excavation, driveway or other opening to or intersection with the surface of any street, sidewalk, or other public place or to excavate or make any opening in or under the surface of such streets, sidewalks or other public places with first obtaining a permit therefor.  (excavation for curb stop access is not prohibited.)

 

Application for permit.  An applicant for a permit hereunder shall submit to the Town Clerk, a processing fee as set forth in the Towns fee schedule and an application showing:

1.       Name and address of the owner or agent in charge of the property abutting the proposed work area.

2.       Name and address of the party doing the work.

3.       Location of the work area.

4.       Attached plans showing details of the proposed alteration (the project)

5.       Estimated cost of the alteration.

6.       Plans and cost estimate to perform restoration of street to standards at level found prior to work beginning.

7.       Such other information about the operation as the Director Public Works shall find reasonably necessary to the determination of whether a permit should be issued hereunder.

8.       A processing fee of $ 5,000 that shall be used for administrative, legal, engineering shall accompany the permit application.  The processing fee will be used for administrative, engineering, legal and/or law enforcement reviews.  Any unused portion of the processing fee shall be returned to the permit applicant.  If it is found that the review costs exceed $ 5,000 the permit shall not be issued until such time as the permit applicant reimburses the additional costs. 

 

The Town Clerk shall issue the permit when:

1.       The plans for the proposed alteration (project) have been reviewed, approved and signed off on by the Director Public Works, Building Official, and if necessary – law enforcement authority.

2.       The work shall be done according to the standard specification of the Town for public work of like character unless the operation abuts or intersects with a State highway, in which case all standards set by the Colorado Department of Transportation for entrances to State highways shall be met.

3.       Neither the construction nor the use of the completed operation will unreasonably interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the demand and necessity for parking spaces, and the means of egress to and from property affected and adjacent properties.

4.       The health, welfare and safety of the public will not be unreasonably impaired.

 

Supervision of work, cost, and bond for excavation.

1.       All work for which an excavation permit has been issued shall be supervised by the Director Public Works who shall have the right to prescribe the method to be used in the construction or excavation, the width thereof and any other reasonable condition for the protection of the public, utilities, and for minimizing interference with vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

2.       All operations performed pursuant to permits granted hereunder shall be done solely at the expense of the property owner requesting the same.

3.       Bond – The Town shall require a maintenance and construction bond, either cash or surety, to be filed with the application for a permit hereunder, in an amount equal to the estimated cost of the project.  The bond will be conditioned upon the work being done in accordance with the Town's standard specification, or if applicable, in accordance with the CDOT standards, and guaranteeing the same for a period of two years.  Upon expiration of two years from the completion of the work covered by the permit in conformity with this Section as determined by the Director of Public Works the cash deposit will be refunded to the permittee or a surety released.  The Town may use any or all of such deposit or bond to pay the cost of any work the Town performs to complete, restore or maintain the operation in the event the permittee fails to perform such work in accordance with the plans and specification or the work product fails within the two year period.

 

c.       Retaining Walls - The maintenance, repair and replacement of all retaining walls existing on, abutting or adjacent to Town streets and rights-of-way shall be the obligation of the owners of the property abutting such streets and rights-of-way.  The Town Board may order construction, repair or replacement of retaining walls where such construction repair or replacement is necessary to provide or maintain lateral support for Town streets and rights-of-way.  Provisions for ordering construction of a retaining wall shall be the same as provided in the existing Building Codes.

 

d.      Street Maintenance -- The Director Public Works shall perform maintenance of the Town streets such that they are smooth, drained and make minimal dust.  The Director Public Works shall pace signs designating No Parking for Fire Lanes and for No Parking for snow removal.

 

e.      Street Closure

1.       The Director Public Works is hereby authorized to close streets within the Town to the passage of vehicles and pedestrians when required in the opinion of the Town.  This may be to facilitate street maintenance, excavation, construction and repair, utilities service or when necessary to promote public safety.  The Director Public Works may use whatever method deemed appropriate to demarcate such closures so long as the barricades of other methods are visible to the public.

2.       It is unlawful for any person to enter a closed street that has been so designated by barricade or other method.  It is unlawful for any person to remove or otherwise disturb barricades or other street closure demarcation devices.

 

f.        Barricades and Lights -- If at any time a street is to be closed (construction, public event, etc.) it shall be barricaded and between sunset and sunrise, shall be lighted so as to warn all persons of danger.  Such barricades and lights shall be of substantial construction and shall be furnished by the person closing the street.

 

Section 4 - Street Weight Limitations

 

1.       Weight Limits -- The streets of Silver Plume are all unpaved (no hard surface).  The towns water and sewer infrastructure are buried in the town streets.  Precautions must be taken to protect such infrastructure, accordingly weight limits are imposed on the streets as follow:

a.       Residential area streets – No vehicle exceeding 15,000 pounds may use streets in the residential area.  Service vehicles such as trash pickup, moving vans, residential delivery are exempted but shall not exceed 26,000 pounds.

b.      Commercial zoned streets – No vehicle with a gross weight exceeding 26,000 pounds may use streets in the commercial zoned areas.  If circumstances are such that an exception is required, the owner or representative of the owner of the commercial property on which said use is located may make application to the Board of Trustees of the Town for the isolated exception.

c.       Mining Zoned Streets – Per Ordinance 201, no motor vehicle with a gross weight of greater than 15,000 pounds, engaged in hauling materials to or from an accepted use in M districts may make use of the streets of the Town unless the owner or representative of the owner of the property on which said use is located has made application to the Board of Trustees of the Town.  This Ordinance does not modify such restriction.

d.      Mining Material Hauling - Vehicles hauling mining materialsfrom mining activitiesoutside the Municipal Limits of the Town may not traverse any street within the municipal limit unless the hauling vehicles abide by the same weight limit specified for Mining Zoned streets. 

               

2.       Permit for Exceptions – If an exception to the weight limits is contemplated by any person, an application for overweight vehicles for such exception may be submitted to the Town Clerk as follows:

 

An applicant for a permit hereunder shall submit to the Town Clerk, an application and a processing fee of $ 10,000 showing:

1. Name and address of the owner or agent in charge of the vehicles that will be utilized.  

2. Name and address of the party for whom the hauling is being performed.

3. The streets that are planned for use.

4. The number of trucks to be utilized for hauling and the weight of each vehicle.

5. The number of trucks per day and the number of days planned for use.

6. Attached plans showing details of the proposed hauling to and from the project.

7. Plans and cost estimate to perform restoration of street to standards at level found prior to work beginning.

8.   Such other information about the operation as the Director Public Works shall find reasonably necessary to the determination of whether a permit should be issued hereunder.

 

The Town Clerk shall issue the permit when:

1.       The plans for the weight exception have been reviewedand signed off on by the Director Public Works, Engineering firm, Town Attorney (if required),Building Official, and law enforcement authority.

2.       The use of the streets contemplated for use by the hauling operation will not unreasonably interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the demand and necessity for parking spaces, and the means of egress to and from property affected and adjacent properties.

3.       The health, welfare and safety of the public will not be unreasonably impaired.

 

The Director of Public Works shall monitor the hauling operation, ensure compliance by the Permit Holder and report to Town Board as necessary.  The Town may perform Restoration of the streets to similar condition with costs billed to the Permit Holder.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

JANUARY 14, 2013

7:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

1 Call to Order    

 

2. Roll Call  

 

3. Bill Payment 

 

4. Motion to Approve Agenda  

 

5. Public Comment

 

6. Report of the Mayor 

  

7. Action Agenda 

               Street and Sidewalk Ordinance 
               First reading of the Watershed Ordinance 
               

8. Informational Items  

            Committee reports 

            Staff reports 

 

9. Work Session

               Discussion of pellet mill/potentially working up an agreement

 

 

10. Administrative Items --  

            Approval of minutes 12/10/12

 

11. Adjournment

 

 

This agenda is subject to change before the actual meeting date.  Should there not be a quorum at the meeting, action items will forward to the next meeting at which a quorum is present for consideration.