TOWN OF KEENESBURG
BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
KEENESBURG TOWN MEETING HALL
140 S.MAIN STREET, KEENESBURG, CO 80643
Call to Order: The Board of Trustees of the Town of Keenesburg met in regular session on Monday, October 20, 2014 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: Board members present: Trustee’s Cindy Baumgartner, Sandra Beach, Lisa Sparrow, Ken Gfeller, Wendi Tyler, and Mayor Kipp were present.
Absent: Trustee Wilbur Wafel
Others Present: Debra Chumley, Town Clerk
Public Comments: None
Mayor Kipp moved the consent agenda to just prior to the presentation to give an expected attendee time to arrive.
Financials 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, Trustee’s Baumgartner, Beach, Sparrow, Gfeller, and Tyler voting yes.
Presentation: Tom Weimer proposed Children’s bronze garden: Tom Weimer, 2727 Eldorado Springs Drive, Loveland, CO 80538. Mr. Weimer explained to the board that he proposes the installation of an exclusive bronze children’s sculpture garden. The artist is his wife Dawn Weimer, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and he feels this would be a wonderful tribute to her life’s work. He proposes to find donors to fund the entire project, and to place 35 sculptures as a tourism destination with no figure over 4 ½ feet tall. Mr. Weimer would also guarantee that none of the same pieces would be placed in a 500 mile radius. He also talked about the minimal maintenance and a way for the town to fund the maintenance of this garden. He proposes to offer her work for sale in various sizes and from the sale of pieces the town would keep a portion of the proceeds. He suggested that this would offer the town a way to draw some of the people that visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary into Keenesburg.
Old Business: None
The board reviewed the 2015 draft budget in detail, making some changes. They increased expenditures in the general fund to purchase tablets for all board members to move toward a paperless system, they also increase expenditures in the water fund to accommodate the purchase of a new water tank as well as an upgrade to the scada system.
Motion was made Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Tyler to approve RESOUTION 2014-30 approving the Weld County Sheriff’s Contract in the amount of $48,000.00 for 2015. The motion carried 6-0, Mayor Kipp, Trustees Baumgartner, Beach, Sparrow, Gfeller and Tyler voting yes.
Town Clerk, Debra Chumley, explained that it was necessary to update the town’s Colorado Open Records Act policies to be compliant with recent legislation. Motion was made Trustee Beach, seconded by Trustee Baumgartner to approve the adoption of the new CORA policies. Motion carried 6-0, Mayor Kipp, Trustees Baumgartner, Beach, Sparrow, Gfeller, and Tyler voting yes.
Board Member Information and discussion:
2) Crime Report September
3) Thank you Weld Central Homecoming Parade Committee
Elorado Springs Drive
Public Works Report
Board Member Comments: Mayor Kipp let the board know that interviews for a new town engineer would begin next week, and that he hoped to have a recommendation to give the board at the next meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014. He also noted that the new lights at Schey Park had been completed.
Adjournment: Motion was made by Trustee Tyler, seconded by Trustee Wafel to adjourn the meeting; motion carried 6-0, Mayor Kipp, Trustee’s Baumgartner, Beach, Sparrow, Gfeller, and Tyler voting yes. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Danny R. Kipp, Mayor Debra L. Chumley, Town Clerk