6:00 P.M.


Call to Order

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg met in a regular session Monday August 15 2016 at Keenesburg Town Hall located at 140 S. Main Street. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call

Members Present: Mayor Kipp,Trustees Wilbur Wafel, Marc Johns, Kenneth Gfeller and Wendi Tyler

            Members Absent: Trustee Cindy Baumgartner and Sandra Beach.

            Others Present: Debra Chumley, Town Manager and Toni Pearl, Town Clerk.


Public Comments


Consent Agenda

a.         Approval of minutes July 18, 2016

                                              Financial reports and payment of bills

Motion was made by Trustee Tyler, seconded by Trustee Gfeller to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 5-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


Old Business



New Business           

b.         Request from Careers World Wide to reduce overweight permitting fees

Overweight traffic on town streets by Careers Worldwide was discussed at the meeting in May. Staff received a recommendation from the town engineer that the weight limit on North 1st shall not exceed 28,000 pounds. Debra discussed the permitting process and fees with Charles Tweedy and noted he will permit at least eight trucks but has requested the board approve a reduction of $50 per truck. It was staff’s recommendation that the fee be reduced for 2016 as Mr. Tweedy works to move his testing route out of town.Motion was made by Trustee Tyler, seconded by Trustee Wafel to reduce the permitting fees for Careers Worldwide from $200.00 a truck to $150.00 a truck. Motion carried 5-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


c.         Update from Lochbuie Police Chief Tracey McCoy

Tracey McCoy, Lochbuie Police Chief

Chief McCoy provided the board with an incident chart and the officer’s logs for police activity from May 1st through July 31st .During that time they had 304 incidences which included one DUI arrest, several traffic tickets, one ticket for illegal fireworks, theft and several domestic violence cases. Scott Dunnnam, school resource officer was hired and will begin working with the school district in August. He explained the police officers worked well to provide a great police presence during the Independence Day Celebration and plan to also do so during the fair. Mayor Kipp and Trustee Johns thanked Chief McCoy and the officers for their work. Chief McCoy thanked the board.

  1. CEBT health insurance renewal

Debra explained the town offered one option for health insurance, a PPO 2 plan with a $600.00 deductible. She noted that the renewal rate for this plan was increased by 3.5%. Overall the increase was not significant compared to the 8.0% increase we saw last year. All employees are happy with the coverage offered and have not indicated that another offering would be selected if the town were to offer more than one plan. It was staff recommendation the renewal rate of 3.5% be approved. Motion was made by Trustee Tyler, seconded by Trustee Wafel to approve the renewal of CEBT Health Insurance with no plan changes. Motion carried 5-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


  1. Discussion on backyard chickens and beekeeping

The board was given a copy of a proposed ordinance from 2012 amending chapter 7 and 16 of the KMC to permit the keeping of backyard chicken hens within certain areas, and adopting related regulations. Mayor Kipp asked the board for their thoughts on allowing chickens and beekeeping within town. They expressed no concern to either topic. Mayor Kipp directed staff to do some research on beekeeping and he asked that the previous proposed ordinance concerning chickens be cleaned up and brought back during the September meeting for consideration as well as an ordinance in regards to beekeeping.


Dwaine Barclay, 320 N. Cedar St. Keenesburg, Colorado 80643.

Mr. Barclay shared with the board he pulled ordinances from 23 surrounding municipalities and explained most allow for 4-6 chickens. He expressed his children enjoy having chickens and felt it would be a great change for the town. Mayor Kipp thanked Mr. Barclay for his time.


  1. Board Member Information:
  2. Well Flow Data
  3. Mosquito Report
  4. CIRSA Award Recognition

                                                            Board Member Discussion

Mayor Kipp asked the board for their thoughts on Section 7-1-40 (c) of the Keenesburg Municipal Code pertaining to the responsibility for collection and disposal of refuse and rubbish.

He read out loud the section that states containers with a capacity of one cubic yard or larger kept on private property shall only be kept upon a concrete or asphalt pad located behind any structure on the property. He explained he felt this section places a burden on business owners who do not currently have their dumpster on a concrete or asphalt pad. He would like to change the code by striking out that section of the ordinance. Mayor Kipp directed staff to bring an ordinance back to the September meeting striking out the concrete and asphalt pad requirement of the current ordinance.


Staff Reports                        g.

  1. Administration/ Public Works

Debra explained the new employee, Randy Mullens was hired. Tank project was set to begin in October and should be completed by the end of November. Sewer jetting will begin in September and DES will follow behind to compete the videoing. She asked the board to consider rescheduling the September meeting from the 19th to the 12th, she explained she will be out of town and the 2017 Budget is set to be presented and noted she would like to be in attendance for the meeting to answer any questions. Mayor Kipp suggested moving October’s meeting from the 17th to the 10th instead. The board had no issues. He noted the finance committee meeting and the board meeting will both be held October 10th at their regular scheduled times. Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller, seconded by Trustee Johns to move October’s meeting from the 17th to the 10th. Motion carried 5-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


  1. Legal
  2. Engineering

Committee Reports

Board Member Comment



Motion was made by Trustee Tyler seconded by Trustee Johns to adjourn the meeting; Motion carried 5-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes. The meeting adjourned at 6:41 pm.







 Toni Pearl, Town Clerk                                                           Danny Kipp, Mayor