November 20, 2017


                   TOWN OF KEENESBURG
LIQUOR LICENSING AUTHORITY MEETING MINUTES
          MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 6:00 P.M.
               KEENESBURG TOWN MEETING HALL
140 S.MAIN STREET, KEENESBURG, CO 80643

 

Call to Order

The Liquor Licensing Authority of the Town of Keenesburg met in a regular session Monday, November 20, 2017 at Keenesburg Town Hall located at 140 South Main Street Keenesburg, Colorado 80643. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Roll Call

            Members Present: Mayor Danny Kipp, Trustee John Howell, Wilbur Wafel, Sandra Beach, Marc Johns, Kenneth Gfeller and Juanda Hesse.

               Others Present: Town Manager Debra Chumley, Town Clerk Toni Pearl, Town Attorney Kathleen Kelly and Town Planner Todd Hodges.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 A.  Liquor License Renewal for Country Liquors

The licensed premises was inspected by the Lochbuie Police Department, Officer G. Hart on November 15, 2017. The attached inspection report showed concerns about the inspection for County Liquors. Mayor Kipp asked the officers to step forward and give their report. Patrol Sergeant, Alfredo Carlos Ramirez and Officer, Greg Hart with the Lochbuie Police Department, 703 WCR 37 Lochbuie, Colorado 80603. Officer Hart listed a concern on the inspection noting the store was left in non-employee “volunteer” control. After doing research he was able to confirm the concern was not valid. The relationship between the volunteer and owner is between the two parties and should not reflect on the inspection report. Mayor Kipp asked the owner to step forward. Larry Grunewald Owner, Country Liquors 105 East Highway 2, Keenesburg, Colorado 80643. Mr. Grunewald expressed his frustration with the inspection process. He suggested the Town update the inspection form to mimic the State’s. Mayor Kipp thanked Larry for is comments. Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Beach to approve the liquor license renewal for Country Liquors. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustee Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Hesse voting yes.

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by Trustee Johns seconded by Trustee Gfeller to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Hesse voting yes. Meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                    TOWN OF KEENESBURG
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
                MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE LIQUOR LICENSING
                      AUTHORITY MEETING
            KEENESBURG TOWN MEETING HALL
        140 S MAIN ST, KEENESBURG, CO 80643

Call to Order

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg met in a regular session on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Keenesburg Town Hall located at 140 South Main Street Keenesburg, Colorado 80643. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

Roll Call

Members Present: Mayor Danny Kipp, Trustee John Howell, Wilbur Wafel, Sandra Beach, Marc Johns, Kenneth Gfeller and Juanda Hesse.

               Others Present: Town Manager Debra Chumley, Town Clerk Toni Pearl, Town Attorney Kathleen Kelly and Town Planner Todd Hodges.

 

Public Comments

None

 New Business

B.  Monthly Police Report

Patrol Sergeant, Alfredo Carlos Ramirez with the Lochbuie Police Department, 703 WCR 37 Lochbuie, Colorado 80603. For the month of October the department handled 100 calls for service with 113 hours logged. Officers spent time at Weld Central High School following up on active cases. The board was advised to contact Carlos with any questions or concerns. The board thanked Carlos for his report.

 

Consent Agenda

C. 
Approve Minutes from October 16 & 26, 2017

Financial Reports and Payment of Bills

Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Howell to approve the consent agenda items. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Hesse voting yes.

 

New Business (Continued)

D. 
Survey Committee Report

Bob Zebroski, Survey Committee Chair. Mr. Zebroski shared the top three areas that were identified on the survey results and noted the suggestions gathered to help these areas of concerns. 1) Water Quality. The preferred method to work towards water improvement was to propose a water filter program through the town and if approved within the budget would offer filters to the public at 50% cost. 2) Public Safety. The preferred method of improvement was to add additional crosswalk signage to include LED Flashing lights to draw more attention, installation of speed bumps along Woodward Ave and to perhaps speak to the school district about cross guards. 3) Appearance of Town. To install benches and planter boxes along Main Street, discuss bulk discount for residents to have trees trimmed/hauled away. The committee has tentatively set the next meeting for Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Mayor Kipp thanked Bob for his report.

E.  PUBLIC HEARING to consider a request for a Minor Subdivision known as EWS Minor Subdivision

Mayor Kipp opened the public hearing on the application for approval of a plat for the EWS Minor Subdivision by Expedition Water Solutions DJ Basin, LLC at 6:21 p.m. The purpose of the hearing was to receive evidence regarding the application materials and to provide a public forum for all interested parties who wish to comment on the EWS Minor Subdivision before the Board of Trustees. Notice of the hearing was published in the Greeley Tribune on October 18, 2017, notice was sent to property owners within 300 ft. on October 17, 2017 and the property was posted with notice on October 19, 2017.

Mayor Kipp asked the applicant give their report. Tim Naylor, AGPROfessionals 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634. The property is located on CR 398 and was recently annexed the owner is not using all the property and has interest in splitting it off to sell. Mr. Naylor noted it was a pleasure to work with Town staff and thanked them for their efforts in moving through the process quickly. Town Planner Todd Hodges. The site is located between and adjacent to both I76 and CR 398. The land use application was for two lot minor subdivision with lot 1 being 118.69 acres and lot 2 being 171.18 acres. Lot one is the location of the Class II salt water disposal facility that was approved through an oil and gas special use permit. The intent of the minor subdivision is to separate a portion of the property that is not being used for the existing facility. The subdivision will allow for separate future industrial development within Town. Todd read the conditions of approval into the record which were approved by the Planning Commission during their November 2nd meeting. Mayor Kipp opened the public comment portion of the hearing at 6:28 p.m. There were no public comments. The public comment portion was closed at 6:28 p.m. Mayor Kipp closed the public hearing on the application for approval of a plat for the EWS Minor Subdivision by Expedition Water Solutions DJ Basin, LLC at 6:34 p.m.

F.  RESOLUTION 2017-23 Approving a plat for the EWS Minor Subdivision

Motion was made by Trustee Beach seconded by Trustee Wafel to approve RESOLUTION 2017-23 approving a plat for the EWS Minor Subdivision. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller, Hesse voting yes.

G.  PUBLIC HEARING 2018 Budget

The Public Hearing for the budget was opened at 6:36 p.m. The changes were based on discussions at prior work sessions. General Fund- The change in health insurance was decreased to 80% rather than the 90% that was suggested. Salaries under the General Fund Expenditures show salaries for Town Manager, Town Clerk and Admin Staff were broken up to be better transparent in addition to Public Works Director and public works maintenance staff. Law enforcement line 233 was increased to allow for an overage of 100 hours. Judges Salary line 232 was increased from $5,000 to $6,000- which will be discussed during a later board item. Professional Services line 214 included a onetime expenditures ($100,000 to begin work on updating the Comprehensive Plan) as well as Capital Outlay line item 279 ($108,000 to begin a park project). Water Fund- No significant changes were made based on discussion at work session. Debra suggested the proposed water filter program be added to line item 406 Miscellaneous Expenses. The board expressed no concerns. There was no public comment for the 2018 Budget. The public hearing was closed at 6:45 p.m.

H.  RESOLUTION 2017-24 Establishing a salary for the municipal judge

Judge Beato has been doing research to update some forms to make sure the town is in compliance. She sent staff a contract that proposed an hourly rate. After research section 2-6-80 of the KMC states the salary of the judge shall be payable in such periodic installments and in such amounts as may be fixed by the Board of Trustees. Staff had a discussion with Judge Beato and she recommends $350 per session as she feel this amount will cover any work she has done and will continue to do. Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Johns to approve RESOLUTION 2017 establishing a salary for the Municipal Judge. Motion carried 7-0; Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller, Hesse voting yes.

I.  RESOLUTION 2017-25 approving a first amendment to annexation agreement for the SJB Annexation

The amendment to the SJB Annexation agreement also known as the Lost Creek Commons Subdivision was to delete section six which referred to the potable water supply. In 2000 when the agreement was approved the Town didn’t have adequate water supply. An amendment was proposed in order to help the property become more marketable to development. Debra also noted section two needed updated to reflect a new land manager. (Steven D. Soltau 8170 Carriage Ct. N. Suite 210 Shakopee, MN 55379.) Motion was made by Trustee Beach seconded by Trustee Howell to approve RESOLUTION 2017-25 approving a first amendment to annexation agreement for the SJB Annexation with a name change on section two, to reflect as Steven D. Soltau 8170 Carriage Ct. N. Suite 210 Shakopee, MN 55379. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller, Hesse voting yes.

 

J.  EXECUTIVE SESSION for discussion of a personnel matter under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4)(f)(I) and not involving any specific employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session, specifically for the Board of Trustees to review performance evaluations of all town employees

Motion was made by Mayor Kipp seconded by Trustee Gfeller at 6:56 p.m. to go into an executive session for discussion of a personnel matter under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402 (4)(f)(I) and not involving any specific employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session, specifically for the Board of Trustees to review performance evaluations of all town employees. A roll call vote was taken Trustee Howell yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Trustee Beach yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Johns abstained, Trustee Gfeller Yes, Trustee Hesse yes. Motion carried 6-0. Mayor Kipp stated the time was 7:19 p.m. The executive session had concluded. The participants in the executive session were, Town Attorney Kathleen Kelly, Mayor Kipp Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Gfeller and Hesse. Those who participated in the executive session were asked to state their concerns if they believed any substantial discussion of any matters not in the motion occurred during the executive session, or if any improper action occurred in violation of the Open Meeting Law. No concerns were addressed.

 A.  Board Member Information and Discussion

  1. Well Flow Data
  2. Monthly Code Enforcement Report
  3. Keenesburg Area Chamber Christmas Party
  4. Annual Mosquito Report (2017)    

Staff Reports

  1.  Administration
  2.  Public Works

Staff informed the board of future activity in the area; annexations, subdivisions, hemp processing facility, etc. The gravel that was purchased for CR 16 completed 75% of the road therefore we will need less in 2018. Staff is entertaining an IGA with Weld Co for grading services. A job offer was extended and accepted for a public works employee who is expected to start November 27, 2017.

  1.  Legal
  2.  Engineering

Committee Reports

 

Board Member Comment

Trustee Wafel requested a copy of the lists of committees.

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Howell to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes. The meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

 

ATTEST:          

 

                                                                                                                                   

Danny Kipp, Mayor                                              Toni Pearl, Town Clerk