Wednesday, August 28, 2013



OPEN HOUSE
SILVER PLUME FIRE STATION

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

7:00 P.M.

Hear about the Mill Levy Ballot Question for Silver Plume to remain in the Clear Creek Fire Authority. 

Enjoy a refreshment with other Town Citizens and chat about this important vote.

TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

JUNE 24, 2013

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, June 24, 2013, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.

The following roll was recorded:

Fred Lyssy                 present

Earl Ballard            present

Jeff Best        present 

Curt Osborne               present

Eben Mond                  excused

Nicholas Regester       excused

Scott Shafer                present

 

Others present:   Joe Speth and staff Jodi Candlin.

 

BILLS PAYMENT

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

 

 MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA

Ballard made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Clear Creek County Fire Ban under Action Agenda.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

Mayor Lyssy said that everything he was going to report on is already on the agenda so he will report under the appropriate agenda items.

 

 ACTION AGENDA 

 

SIGN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, GMS, INC. � WW PROJECT PHASE II

This agreement concerns jetting and videotaping the sewer lines from Silver Plume to Georgetown.  This will not occur until September because the company that will be performing this operation is booked until then.  This grant request was prepared by GMS, Inc. and was approved by the town some months ago. 

 

 

Ballard made a motion to have Mayor Lyssy sign the GMS, Inc. Agreement for Professional Services for Phase II of the Wastewater Project.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY FIRE BAN

The Clear Creek County Sheriff has adopted a temporary fire ban for unincorporated lands.  Last summer several town residents were upset that Silver Plume adopted the county's fire ban and the board decided to research the fire ban wording thoroughly prior to making a decision.  The board will give the fire ban consideration and will discuss it further.

 

 INFORMATIONAL ITEMS  

 

DERELICT BUILDINGS � E. BALLARD

 

Joe Speth attended the meeting to discuss the derelict building right next to his building.  It is the old mortuary and appears to be beyond salvage.  The building is touching his and due to its poor condition, he is not able to get insurance on his building.  The building is owned by Carl Palmer and J. Speth believes it was condemned at one time but the property owner never responded.  E. Ballard discussed that there are several derelict buildings in town and that something needs to be done in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the town.  Mayor Lyssy will contact the town's attorney to see what process the town needs to follow as well as the Clear Creek County Fire Marshall, Clear Creek County Environmental Health Officer and the town's building inspector.  The other derelict buildings in town include the building owned by Robert Acker located between Gebhard Buggel and John and Kelly Busenitz homes on Madison St., the log cabin owned by Carl Palmer next to the Jedele's house on Madison St. and the log cabin owned by the Rowe family on Cherokee St. that may possibly be on town property. 

 

PROGRESS 1041 ORDINANCE AND LAND USE ORDINANCE    

Both projects are still in the works and Clay Brown from DOLA has indicated that the purchase order is in process.  Mayor Lyssy has advised Rick Caldwell that the town has received grant money to proceed and he will reactivate his attorney's license; he and Barbara Green will be working on this together.  

 

XCEL FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

This agenda item is still in the review process between the town's attorney and XCEL's attorney.

 

COMCAST FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

The board will defer to Barbara Green and will sign the agreement upon her approval.

 

DISCUSSION ON SARAH FRANKLIN PATH OFFER

One of the board members let the rest of the board know that he had been contacted by Sarah Franklin who told him that she will not respond to the town but will open the path for the Melodrama performance on July 3, 2013 but after that, she will again padlock the gate and will not open it for any events that will take place at Large Town Hall.

           

MILL LEVY DISCUSSION RE: CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY   

Mayor Lyssy wrote a letter regarding the mill levy for the town's payments to the Clear Creek Fire Authority and J. Candlin included it in the water and sewer bills.  C. Osborne has received visits and phone calls regarding this issue and the main objective has been that taxes are too high already and the town recently raised the water and sewer rates.  He has advised these folks to participate in the budgeting process to get a clear picture of the town's financial picture.  Mayor Lyssy is working on a handout for the meeting on July 15 and discussed that Fire Chief Kelly Babeon will be hosting an open house at the Silver Plume Firehouse to coincide closely with the town's meeting.

  

TRIPLE BYPASS BIKE RIDE � JULY 13 � JULY 14     

The Triple Bypass Bike Ride will be traveling through town utilizing the frontage road and bike path on July 13 and July 14.  It was discussed that the Slacker Race crew did an excellent job of cleaning up after their special event that utilized the frontage road and bike path.            

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

PARK

C. Osborne and his son have been taking care of the park, pavilion and bathrooms.  He planted a bunch of flowers in front of the pavilion which is very welcoming and beautiful and really spruces up the park.  He has been in conversations with Marty Gitlin about the old slide that was taken down some years ago and how it can possibly be brought up to code to reinstall it at the park at some point.  J. Candlin received information from CIRSA about slides and handed it off to him.  As an aside, he discussed that he is still working on CLG (certifying local government) and vehicle use tax.           

 

CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY

None.

 

 I-70

The next meeting will be in July.

 

SEWER COMMITTEE

The next meeting will be held the end of June and will be for June and July.  E. Ballard has an idea about adjusting the EQR formula and will present this at the meeting.

 

DRCOG

The meeting will be this week.

 

STAFF REPORTS 

J. Candlin gave her staff report which included information on the process of the mill levy election in November, 2013, slide information and day to day operations of water and sewer payment input, preparation of the most recent board minutes and agenda, daily correspondence through phone calls, emails and visitors, annual paperwork audit with the town's CIRSA agent, meter readings and billings.  R. Gaubatz gave his report to Mayor Lyssy which included repairing the backhoe, his plan for working on the culvert on Tregay St., zinc testing and intrusion on Woodward and Hancock Streets and an unknown intrusion on Main St. where the sewer line was not replaced, possible winter testing of a snowplow for a company called SGS and changes he would like to see in the Sewer Ordinance.  He is not fighting fires right now until the state can work out their liability issues and hopes to be out on the fire lines soon.   

 

OTHER

 

WORK SESSION

None.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5/27/13

Ballard made a motion to approve the minutes of May 27, 2013.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted:   

Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk


TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

JULY 8, 2013

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 8, 2013, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The following roll was recorded:

Fred Lyssy                 present

Earl Ballard            present

Jeff Best        present 

Curt Osborne               excused

Eben Mond                  excused

Nicholas Regester       present

Scott Shafer                present

 

A discussion was held regarding absences/excuses and the need to balance both.

 

Others present:  Staff Jodi Candlin.

 

BILLS PAYMENT

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

 

 MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA

Shafer made a motion to drop Agenda Item 7; consider adopting county fire ban. 

Motion died for lack of a second.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

Mayor Lyssy reported that he had spoken to the CDOT planner who is working with the town on the bike path barriers on the Eastbound I-70 entrance ramp; the price of the project exceeds their threshold and requires the project to be put out for bid.  CDOT does not want to do this so they are still working on options. Mayor Lyssy received an email from someone who is interested in buying the Bailey properties above the train. The email asked questions about the property and what would be allowed.  Mayor Lyssy will respond to him.  By October 1, 2013, the town needs to decide how to handle Amendment 64. 

 

ACTION AGENDA 

 

CONSIDER ADOPTING COUNTY FIRE BAN

The Clear Creek County Sheriff has adopted a Stage 2 Fire Ban that supersedes the Stage 1 Fire Ban that was previously adopted.  S. Shafer discussed that there has been lots of recent rain; monsoon season has started which will bring more rain and there are usually not forest fires above 5000' due to lack of oxygen and wet wood. 

Regester made a motion to enact the Clear Creek County Stage 1 Fire Ban per county restrictions.  Ballard seconded, Shafer abstained and the motion passed.

 

 INFORMATIONAL ITEMS  

 

DERELICT BUILDINGS

Mayor Lyssy has contacted the town attorney and researched on how to proceed with derelict buildings in town.  The town will contact the property owners and tell them to fix their property, if there is no response from them, the town can go before a judge and who will have the property declared a public nuisance.  From there, the property can be demolished or fixed at the owner's expense.  Mayor Lyssy and John Fitzgerald, Silver Plume Building Inspector, met last week about the mortuary owned by Carl Palmer.  A letter was developed by them and then mailed out certified mail today.  The owner has until September 1, 2013 to fix the building.  The board discussed that rather than demolish the building, they would rather try to stabilize and make it safe.   J. Best presented a notebook of old town photos that shows buildings that are no longer standing.  It was discussed that the State Historical Society should be contacted to see if there are grant opportunities for this building.  N. Regester discussed what consequences there might be to a new owner after condemning the building; what would that mean to them and to the town?  The board then discussed the building that is believed to be owned by the Fred Rowe Estate; there is no confirmation of ownership so the board will send a letter to the estate asking if they own it and if so, to fix it and move it onto their land.  The next derelict building discussed was the one owned by Robert Acker located between Gebhard Buggel's house and Kelly and John Busenitz'. Mayor Lyssy drafted a letter to him which addressed fire hazards, safety and welfare and will mail it certified. 

 

1041 ORDINANCE

Mayor Lyssy and Rick Caldwell will meet with Barbara Green this Friday regarding this agenda item.  R. Caldwell has renewed his license and will be working closely with Barbara Green. 

 

XCEL FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

This agenda item is still in the review process between the town's attorney and XCEL's attorney.

 

COMCAST FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

COMCAST has changes and sent it directly to Barbara Green.  In the meantime, they sent a letter to the town discussing that they want to successfully conclude the franchise agreement.  Mayor Lyssy asked J. Candlin to respond to their letter in kind.

           

MILL LEVY DISCUSSION RE: CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY   

Mayor Lyssy and N. Regester met earlier this evening to plan the discussion at next week's town meeting.  There will be the introduction, need, IGA information, the recent fires in Colorado, tax breakdown discussion and the options.  It is believed that Clear Creek County Fire Chief Kelly Babeon will be holding an open house at the Silver Plume Firehouse in conjunction with the town's meeting.

  

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

PARK

The park looks great thanks to C. Osborne and his son, Greg, Harry Heilmann and other's who are helping.  The 4th of July Ice Cream Social was well attended and many nice comments were made about the pavilion.

 

CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY

N. Regester will attend the meeting next week. 

 

I-70

N. Regester will attend the meeting next week. 

 

SEWER COMMITTEE

E. Ballard attended the meeting the last week in June and for the 4th meeting in a row there was not a quorum so no official business could be performed.  Discussion was held regarding the restaurants EQR system and how to make it fair and equitable for everyone. 

 

DRCOG

The meeting will be this week.

 

UCCWA

The meeting will be this week.

 

STAFF REPORTS 

R. Gaubatz got the backhoe fixed, he graded the streets and did a great job and has been working on the culvert on Tregay St.  The groundwater is only about a foot below the street so it might be awhile before he can finish this project.  J. Candlin has been doing her day to day work; water and sewer billings, payments, minutes, agendas, daily email and phone correspondence, etc.  She also mentioned that Ann Jedele has been taking wonderful care of the garden outside Small Town Hall, Stormy Culp used his Bobcat to smooth out the piles of dirt in the garden and moved a large rock, Ted Holmes swept the sidewalk in front of Small Town Hall and washed the windows and Johnny Sanford mowed the grass between the Bandstand and Small Town Hall and wanted to let the board know about their volunteer service.

 

OTHER

The town birthday and People for Silver Plume meeting will be held on August 18 instead of August 19.  E. Ballard is requesting the use of the county chipper to do cemetery and town clean up.

 

WORK SESSION

None.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 6/24/13

Ballard made a motion to approve the minutes of June 24, 2013.  Best seconded, Regester abstained and the motion passed.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 9:01 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted:   

Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk


TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

JULY 22, 2013

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 22, 2013, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7:25 p.m.

The following roll was recorded:

Fred Lyssy                 present

Earl Ballard            present

Jeff Best        present 

Curt Osborne               present

Eben Mond                  excused

Nicholas Regester       excused

Scott Shafer                excused

 

Others present:  Charles Schwab and Staff Jodi Candlin.

 

BILLS PAYMENT

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

 

 MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA

Ballard made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Lifting Stage 1 Fire Ban.  Osborne seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

Mayor Lyssy reported that he had sent letters to three property owners regarding their property; Kevin Rowe, Carl Palmer and Robert Acker.  The town has only received confirmation from C. Palmer that he had received his letter and Kevin Rowe's wife, Debbie, spoke to Mayor Lyssy about their letter.  The Rowe's will move their building onto their property as soon as they can.  Mayor Lyssy also reported that he had answered an email from someone interested in purchasing the Bailey property at 330 and 340 S. Charles St. regarding the town's requirements.  He also contacted the state about historic buildings in town regarding grants but the property owner must apply, not the town.  Everything else he will report on is already on the agenda. 

 

ACTION AGENDA 

 

ADD BALLOT QUESTION RE: SILVER PLUME MILL LEVY/CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY    

Ballard made a motion to direct Mayor Lyssy to inform the Clear Creek County Clerk and Recorder that the Town of Silver Plume wishes to have a 4.569 mill levy increase on the ballot in November, 2013.  Best seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

Discussion followed that this mill levy should be dedicated and not mixed in with the general fund so as not to be used for general expenses.

 

LIFT STAGE ONE FIRE BAN

Osborne made a motion to rescind Stage One Fire Ban adopted by reference on July 8, 2013 in conformance with Clear Creek County Lifting Stage One.  Best seconded, Ballard abstained and the motion passed.

 

 INFORMATIONAL ITEMS  

 

1041 ORDINANCE AND LAND USE

Mayor Lyssy and Rick Caldwell met with town attorney Barbara Green and she will draft the 1041 Ordinance and focus on interchanges and access to the highway.  The town has received a $16,000 grant from DOLA and will have to contribute $1,000 for the Land Use Ordinance.  The existing ordinance will be used but will be rearranged to flow better, deficiencies will be added to and there will be more specific language.  Barbara Green will work on both ordinances and will then turn them over to Rick Caldwell for the majority of the work.  R. Caldwell will charge the town one hour of his time at $250 per hour and will then do the rest of the work pro-bono.  Further, Ordinance 209 which concerns the Planning Commission will be rescinded and the Planning Commission and the Zoning Board will be combined into one body.  The Board of Adjustment and Appeals has not fully been decided yet but it is possible that the Board of Trustees would convene as that board.  The boards' goal is to finish both of these ordinances by the end of the year. 

 

 XCEL FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

This agenda item is still in the review process between the town's attorney and XCEL's attorney.

 

COMCAST FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

This agenda item is still in the review process between the town's attorney and COMCAST"S contact.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

PARK

None.

 

CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY

None.

 

I-70

None.

 

SEWER COMMITTEE

E. Ballard will check with Georgetown about their supposed rate increase.

 

DRCOG

The meeting will be this week.

 

UCCWA

Mayor Lyssy reported that UCCWA is redoing its watershed plan but the plan does not include lower Clear Creek in Jeffco and Denver.  UCCWA is encouraging watershed project "wish lists" and it was discussed that the drainage from the Diamond Tunnel that runs down Silver St. has a high influx of zinc and should be identified as a source point of pollution.  The Ashby Tunnel that drains into Scott Shafer's backyard could also be included. 

 

CCEDC

Economic Development is working on a targeted industry study; what's working in the county, what strengths need to be played up and what voids need to be filled.  CCEDC approved three grants; $5,000 to Georgetown Conservation for the old schoolhouse that will be turned into a heritage center with a cultural arts program with folk art and performances; $1,000 to the Clear Creek Watershed Festival that is held each September and $3,000 to the Town of Georgetown for the re-creation of the 60th Anniversary Hill Climb over Guanella Pass.  CCEDC also approved a resolution to develop alternative energy in Clear Creek County.  The county will be the first to develop alternative power and this will bring an economic boom to the county with their construction project.  The BOCC and the school district are working on affordable housing to attract school district employees and to keep them in the county by offering money to employees to buy or renovate homes. 

 

STAFF REPORTS 

J. Candlin has done her day to day duties and in addition will be meeting with a French production crew to let them into the jail to film their documentary about Calamity Jane.  The board asked her to see if the town could be compensated in some way and to find out if there will be any pyrotechnics involved.  She also arranged for a water line locate for Stormy Culp's property for his proposed project regarding a car testing facility and had all of the town's fire extinguishers inspected and serviced by a new company that has better prices than CINTAS.  R. Gaubatz has been working on maintenance upkeep and asked Mayor Lyssy if the town could include a mill levy increase for Road and Bridge for new equipment.  At this time the town will only put the Clear Creek Fire Authority mill levy increase on the ballot.  E. Ballard said that effort needs to be made to get decent equipment once the infrastructure is in good shape.  R. Gaubatz and John Volk worked on the infiltration gallery at the water plant and on the filters.  R. Gaubatz left to fight fires in Montana the previous week and should be back in 2 weeks. 

 

WORK SESSION

None.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 7/8/13

Ballard made a motion to approve the minutes of July 8, 2013.  Best seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted:   

Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk


TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

AUGUST 12, 2013

 

The Silver Plume Board of Trustees met on Monday, August 12, 2013, at its regularly scheduled meeting at the Small Town Hall.  Mayor Lyssy called the meeting to order at 7: 02 p.m.

The following roll was recorded:

Fred Lyssy                 present

Earl Ballard            present

Jeff Best        excused

Curt Osborne               present

Eben Mond                  excused

Nicholas Regester       present

Scott Shafer                present

 

Others present:  Judy Caldwell, Jerr and Monica Truer, Ted Parker, Craig Abrahamson, Stormy Culp and Staff Rick Gaubatz.

 

BILLS PAYMENT

Ballard made a motion to approve the bills.  Regester seconded, Osborne abstained and the motion passed.

 

 MOTION TO APPROVE AGENDA

Osborne made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Sewer Ordinance Revisions under Informational Items.  Regester seconded and the motion passed unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Judy Caldwell let the board know that the State Historic Fund grant for the George Rowe Museum was approved and that P.F.S.P. will be supplying matching grant money as well.  She thanked the board for their letters of support and let the board know that Jodi Candlin is supplying insurance information required by grant.  She will be back before the board again once the contract is finalized; bids will be advertised and the work should begin sometime next spring.  She commended the appearance of the park and pavilion and thanked C. Osborne for his great work at the park this summer.  The board commended J. Caldwell for her work on the grant.  Jerr and Monica Truer, new homeowners, appeared before the board to talk about an unknown dog attacking their leashed dog, Dingo, while J. Truer was walking him late Saturday night.  Bingo has extensive damage to his leg and may lose it as a result of the attack.  M. Truer wondered if there is a leash law and discussed that she has seen many dogs running at large and worries that a tourist or child may be attacked.  Their biggest concern is that this dog was very aggressive and that dog owners need to be responsible for their animals.  The Truer's called the county animal control officer but without being able to identify the dog, there is nothing the county can do.  The board discussed leash laws/under control dogs.  Mayor Lyssy said that next time the board sends out a newsletter, he will include information about responsibility of dog owners. 

 

REPORT OF THE MAYOR

Mayor Lyssy reported that he had to sign an audit extension letter and asked J. Candlin to let the auditor know that they were expecting the audit in a timely fashion this year.  Mayor Lyssy wrote a formal letter to the county clerk letting her know that Silver Plume is pursuing a mill levy increase for the fire authority municipal revenue payments to be put on the ballot this November in conjunction with a coordinated election between the town and the county. Mayor Lyssy has been involved in numerous phone calls regarding the Frey/Waddington property dispute.  W. Waddington had a property survey done to show his property lines and has also posted private property signs.  Mayor Lyssy told him this was a neighbor dispute and the town would not get involved.  W. Waddington let Mayor Lyssy know that the town would be getting a carbon copy of a letter that his attorney is sending to the Frey's so the town can stay in the loop although this is a neighbor dispute.  Discussion of town owned property then ensued and that there are several examples of encroachment.  E. Ballard asked if the dilapidated Rowe house is on town property or their property and it appears it is on town property.  E. Ballard discussed that he and Ted Parker will be picking up the county chipper the weekend of the 23rd to chip the slash in the cemetery and clean up excess vegetation.  This will produce lots of mulch and E. Ballard suggested depositing it on town property for residents' use; perhaps on the property where R. Gaubatz has soil stored on Cherokee St. that then turns into Silver St.  The chipper might also be used to chip slash around town for fire hazard mitigation and beautification.  This week Mayor Lyssy will be attending the mayors/commissioners meeting and will be discussing that the town is putting the mill levy issue on the November ballot.

 

ACTION AGENDA 

 

REVIEW THE DRAFT LANGUAGE FOR VACATION AND DEDICATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY ON BURLEIGH STREET � STORMY CULP/CRAIG ABRAHAMSON

Craig Abrahamson appeared before the board to discuss this agenda item.  In the process of presenting a 3600 sq. ft. facility to test cars in the mining district at the west end of town located on property owned by Stormy Culp (this is currently being done in the tractor trailers on Stormy Culp's property on the west end of town) to the Board of Adjustment and Appeals, it was discovered that the town's water main line is not on Burleigh St. but located on a portion of the Burleigh Millsite instead.  It works well for all parties involved to move Burleigh St. to where the water line is located now and dedicate right-of-way and remove the current right-of-way to continue to provide a continuous thoroughfare for utilities into the future and at the same time makes this piece of property more usable.  C. Abrahamson has prepared the proper documents which also shows that the town is getting slightly more property than the property owner.   C. Osborne asked about the metes and bounds description of the property and language from a previous template that he does not see in this document.  The template was written by Barbara Green for the transfer station project and in the interest of saving money and time, C. Abrahamson used this template.  Any language that is not included in this document can be included and by the same token, language that need not be included can be deleted.  C. Osborne asked if any other entity such as CDOT would have any interest/input in this project but this is out of CDOT's jurisdiction.  Rick Gaubatz' requirement has been met and that is that the town has access to the water line. 

 

INTRODUCTION OF NEW ROAD ORDINANCE 328 - STORMY CULP/CRAIG ABRAHAMSON

The first reading of the ordinance was held and a second reading will be held before it can be officially adopted.  J. Candlin will publish the appropriate public notice per the town's ordinance adoption procedures. 

 

SIGN IGA WITH CLEAR CREEK COUNTY RE: MILL LEVY/CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY/ADD TO BALLOT

This is a boilerplate IGA and Mayor Lyssy discussed that the board may need more time to act and perhaps have it reviewed by the town attorney.  The board decided to accept the IGA tonight, review it further before acting and seek the town attorney's review and approval prior to signing it. 

 

AMENDMENT 64 � CONSTITUTIONALLY-MANDATED ORDINANCE REQUIREMENT

The town has the option to either issue a moratorium or ordinance to regulate Amendment 64.  The town is in a unique position in that it has no police force to enforce an ordinance related to Amendment 64.  E. Ballard discussed that the town should have an ordinance to prohibit growth or sale within town.  R. Gaubatz suggested implementing a moratorium with an end date.  A ban would not serve the town well so a moratorium seems like the best course to take.  Discharge from growing marijuana commercially should not be put into the sewer system because the EPA is now looking at pharmaceuticals in water/sewer systems.  For the next meeting, an ordinance will be put on the agenda and should include language regarding commercial growth. 

 

REQUEST/COMPLAINT RE: MAIN ST. STORAGE YARD � GEORGE WEGRICH

George Wegrich sent an email request to the board regarding what he termed a storage yard owned by Gary Regester.  Mayor Lyssy forwarded the email to G. Regester and asked for his input.  G. Regester would like the following read into the minutes:

 

We, as current owners of the two lots in question, have been continuously removing materials placed there by the former owners, George Rowe, his son Fred Rowe and Pat Pickering since we purchased the property from the estate of Pat Pickering in about 1992. Curiously, George Wegrich is the son-in-law of Fred Rowe, one of the previous owners of these two lots.  It is thought that George Rowe began storing items on this property in the 1950s.  Let me first discuss the questions that are raised in Mr. Wegrich's email, point by point and then follow with some personal observations.   


We are not now, nor have ever been dumping, storing, burying, reducing, disposing of or burning garbage, refuse, scrap metal, rubbish, offal, or dead animals with the possible exception of what we, but not the previous owners, considered to be scrap metal (see below).   


We have no paper.  I don't know how grass comes into the purview of this ordinance - it may be a typo.  Also, I do understand the word "rage" in the context of these emails, but also, not in the ordinance - again the writer may mean "rags" which we do not have.   

We have no items stored which we are storing for salvage defined as "items stored for some uncertain future use".  We do let the neighbor store firewood and lumber which is cut for firewood which is fairly normal across the mountain municipalities.   

All cars are running, licensed and insured with the exception of the Corvair which I do not own and would press the owner to remove if needed.   

The boat and camping trailer are licensed, insured and operational.   

We have been talking about parking our 34ft motorhome and our 32ft Thomas bus on these two lots - if that would be preferred- both are licensed, insured, and running.   

We believed we and our neighbors have removed at least 80% of the scrap metal, paints, glass, dead car and debris left by the previous owners, that is, left by Pat Pickering, Fred Rowe and his father, Mayor George Rowe.

The board did not analyze or discuss which, if any, town ordinances are being violated by property owners in town.  This property has been gradually cleaned up and per Nick Regester is currently being cleaned up in order to move a motor home and bus onto it so that the tenants can have a backyard and bar-b-que area in the back of their house where the bus and motor home are parked now. 

 

The Board did not take any action on this matter so that they could consider both sides of this dispute and personally inspect/review the property.  The matter will be addressed at a future board meeting.

 

OTHER

It was discussed that some people are renting out rooms and not paying the commercial rate for water and sewer.  This creates all sorts of unexpected consequences such as parking.  It was brought up that the train expanded their bathrooms without approval from the town and now they appear to be using port-o-potties.  E. Ballard is most familiar with the EQR system so will get with J. Candlin to do an audit.

 

REQUEST FROM CLEAR CREEK COUNTY VETERAN'S COALITION TO PLACE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL IN TOWN

The board will accept a plaque from the Veteran's Coalition but will have it placed on the piece of Silver Plume Granite that is already outside of Small Town Hall instead of accepting a rock from the Twin Tunnels project.  Silver Plume Granite is rumored to be used as the foundation at the State Capital as well as part of the foundation of the Washington Memorial.  Silver Plume Granite is the densest, hardest granite on the planet and the town is very proud of it.  The board will ask them to place the plaque as well.

 

 INFORMATIONAL ITEMS  

 

1041 ORDINANCE AND LAND USE

No update.

 

 XCEL FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

Preston Gibson sent an email to the board regarding dates for public hearings for adoption of the franchise agreement.  Mayor Lyssy sent an email back correcting his dates as he had them on Tuesday nights.

 

COMCAST FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

This agenda item is still in the review process between the town's attorney and COMCAST"S contact.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

PARK

None.

 

CLEAR CREEK FIRE AUTHORITY

None.

 

I-70

None.

 

SEWER COMMITTEE

The committee will meet this week.

 

 DRCOG

None.

 

UCCWA

None.

 

CCEDC

None.

 

CCFA

The meeting will be this week but N. Regester most likely will not be able to attend due to work obligations. 

 

SEWER ORDINANCE REVISIONS

There is nothing in the sewer ordinance discussing sump pumps and how this water cannot be discharged into the sewer system; commercial floor drains or daylighting their sewer line, there is nothing that says that after the sewer line is tv'd and it shows a broken sewer line, the town has the authority to enforce the line be fixed by the property owner.  CIRSA has model ordinances but they relate to precluding problems for the town

 

STAFF REPORTS 

R. Gaubatz will be working on the culvert on Tregay St. but is having problems locating the proper pipe as his normal suppliers have gone out of business.  He would like E. Ballard to discuss port-o-potties at the next Sewer Committee meeting and ask if they are approved for full time use and maybe add language that they can only be approved for

special events.  R. Gaubatz brought up that the train has a cafĂ© outside the depot now but Mayor Lyssy said they contacted the town last winter about this so the town is aware of this.  He also talked about the dinner trains having no bathroom facilities on board and if this is acceptable.  Certificates of Occupancy need to be issued for certain buildings in town that the owners are not doing anything with as far as fixing or occupying.  Some buildings should be condemned because they are moldering and rotting and are located in a National Historic District.  Derelict building could also be harboring dangers that are unknown.  R. Gaubatz discussed fire lanes on Woodward and Willis Streets due to residents parking on the streets. 

 

WORK SESSION

None.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES 7/22/13

Osborne made a motion to approve the minutes of July 22, 2013.  Ballard seconded, Regester abstained and the motion passed. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted:   

Jodi Candlin, Town Clerk



Sunday, August 25, 2013



TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AUGUST 26, 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   

            Public hearing regarding approval of Ordinance 328, an Ordinance of the Town of         Silver Plume, Colorado, for Vacation and Dedication of Right-of-Way of Burleigh Street

            Ordinance 329 – Fire Authority Ballot Language Approval

            Sign IGA with Clear Creek County re: Mill Levy/Clear Creek Fire Authority/Add to Ballot

            Amendment 64 – Draft Ordinance

            Amend Sewer Ordinance 313

           

8. Informational Items    

            Progress 1041 Ordinance and Land Use Ordinance      

            XCEL Franchise Agreement

            COMCAST Franchise Agreement

            Committee reports 

            Staff reports 

            George Wegrich's concerns re: junk yard on Main St./dumpster. - Silver Plume Preservation, INC.

 

9. Work Session

           

 10. Administrative Items --  

            Approval of minutes 08/12/13

 

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.  


Friday, August 23, 2013


TOWN OF SILVER PLUME

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AUGUST 26, 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   

            Public hearing regarding approval of Ordinance 328, an Ordinance of the Town of         Silver Plume, Colorado, for Vacation and Dedication of Right-of-Way of Burleigh Street

            Ordinance 329 – Fire Authority Ballot Language Approval

            Sign IGA with Clear Creek County re: Mill Levy/Clear Creek Fire Authority/Add to Ballot

            Amendment 64 – Draft Ordinance

           

8. Informational Items    

            Progress 1041 Ordinance and Land Use Ordinance      

            XCEL Franchise Agreement

            COMCAST Franchise Agreement

            Committee reports 

            Staff reports 

            George Wegrich's concerns re: junk yard on Main St./dumpster. - Silver Plume Preservation, INC.

 

9. Work Session

           

 10. Administrative Items --  

            Approval of minutes 08/12/13

 

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.  



Saturday, August 10, 2013

TOWN OF SILVER PLUME
  • BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • AUGUST 12, 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   

 

            Review the draft language for Vacation and Dedication of Right-of-Way on western end of Main Street – Stormy Culp/Craig Abrahamson

            Introduction of new Road Ordinance 328 - Stormy Culp/Craig Abrahamson

            Sign IGA with Clear Creek County re: Mill Levy/Clear Creek Fire Authority/Add to Ballot

            Amendment 64 – Constitutionally-mandated ordinance requirement

Request/complaint re: Main St. storage yard – George Wegrich

Request from Clear Creek County Veteran's Coalition to place veteran's memorial in town

           

8. Informational Items    

            Progress 1041 Ordinance and Land Use Ordinance      

            XCEL Franchise Agreement 
            COMCAST Franchise Agreement

            Committee reports 

            Staff reports 

 

9. Work Session

           

 10. Administrative Items --  

            Approval of minutes 07/22/13

 

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.