MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017 6:00 P.M.


Call to Order

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg met in a regular session Monday, January 23, 2017 at Keenesburg Town Hall Located at 140 South Main Street. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call

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

Excused: Trustee Steven Brandt

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


Public Comments



Consent Agenda:

  1. Approve Minutes from December 12, 2016

Approve Minutes from December 21, 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 6-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


New Business:


  1. Fire Code Discussion:  Fire Chief Tom Beach

Thomas Beach, SE Weld Fire Chief. 65 E Gandy Ave Keenesburg, Colorado 80643

Thomas mentioned the last time the town adopted the fire code was in 2005 with adopted the 2006 portion. This year’s ISO will go into effect February 1, 2017 and dropped from a 4 to a 2 rating, causing the department to become one of the lowest in Weld County. An outdated code factored into the rating. The district was in the process of adopting the 2012 fire code in its entirety. He recommended the town opt out of the requirement for fire sprinklers in new builds and to also opt out of the requirement for protection of the floor joist in basements of new houses. Town staff asked for clarification and asked if the SW Weld fire district has already adopted the 2012 fire code. Thomas clarified that they are pending approval form the county before they can move forward. Debra explained if the board decided to adopt the fire code they will do so by adopting “The Southeast Weld Fire District Code by reference.” Staff was directed to bring back the ordinance adopting the 2012 building code and the 2012 fire code to the February meeting. There was not further discussion, Mayor Kipp thanked Thomas Beach.


  1. RESOLUTION 2017-01 Designating Posting Places

The town is required to designate its posting places and official legal publication on an annual basis. Staff recommended the resolution be adopted naming Town Hall and The Post Office as posting places and The Greeley Tribune as the official publication. Listed was a provision to allow an additional courtesy publication in a local paper, Lost Creek Guide or The Tributary. Motion was made by Trustee Beach seconded by Trustee Johns to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-01 designating two public places within the Town of Keenesburg for posting of public notices and designation for legal publications for the Town of Keenesburg Board of Trustees for the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado. Motion carried 6-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.


  1. RESOLUTION 2017-03 approving a renewal of the IGA for police services between the Town of Keenesburg, Colorado and the Town of Lochbuie, Colorado

Staff stated the budget reflected a 5% increase for services. The agreement approved last year expired December 31, 2016 but included a provision to continue services until written notice is received to cancel by either party. The amendment reflects new fees for services in the amount of $5,637.45. Trustee Wafel asked if hours carried over month to month and if we were compensated for underworked hours. Debra explained the town pays the same amount each month regardless. She mentioned she was waiting on year end accounting reports showing hours worked vs what was paid. Trustee Gfeller noted he would like to receive police reports monthly. Staff was directed to contact Chief McCoy. Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Tyler to adopt RESOLUTION 2017-03 approving a renewal of the IGA for police services between the Town of Keenesburg Colorado and the Town of Lochbuie, Colorado.  Motion carried 6-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes


  1. Speed Limit on WCR 398

There was a discussion during the December meeting about the speed limit along WCR 398. With EWS annexed into town many were concerned about speeding vehicles. Jim Goddard President of EWS noted he was in favor of reducing the limit to 40 mph. Mayor Kipp felt 40 mph was to slow and recommended 45 mph. Trustee Wafel stated he felt 40 mph was sufficient because of the bus stop at the RV Park. Trustee Johns suggested 45 mph. The board agreed to reduce the speed limit along WCR 398 to 45 mph. They agreed it was a good place to start. Staff was directed to work with Public Works to get this completed.


  1.  Board Member Information and Discussion
  2. Well Flow Data

Staff Reports           

  1.   Administration/ Public Works

The check value at the new tank was installed Wednesday, January 25,2017, Innovative SCADA should finish work on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Blower unit at the lagoons shorted and was repaired, There is someone interested in doing something with the property across from Town Hall. There are two additional building permits for Fair Meadows and two lots under contract. Phase three of the Wild Country RV Park is under construction. EWS completed three conditions of approval for the Oil and Gas Special Use Permit: Drainage Report, Dust Abatement and Waste Handling Plans. The remaining approvals are State mandates with exception to the traffic letter to be completed by February 28, 2017. Neighborhood watch committee will have a meeting at the American Legion on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. Debra asked if any members would be able to attend, Trustees Beach and Tyler expressed interest. NE corridor meeting was Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Best Western in Hudson at 1:00 p.m. Mayor Kipp asked if Innovate SCADA will need his cell phone to get the SCADA system set up. Trustee Johns advised he will schedule a meeting so Nick can offer training on the new system.

  1.   Legal
  2.   Engineering

Committee Reports

Board Member Comment

Mayor Kipp read aloud a letter received by Trustee Brandt which stated he wished to resign effective January 21, 2017. Mayor Kipp directed staff to contact the other two individuals who submitted letters during the last vacancy and see if they are still interested. A new vote will be taken during the February 21, 2017 meeting.



Motion was made by Trustee Tyler seconded by Trustee Gfeller to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 6-0. Mayor Kipp, Trustees Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes. The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.






Danny Kipp, Mayor                                              Toni Pearl, Town Clerk