JUNE 15, 2021
Mayor Blakley brought the First Regular Meeting of the Dinosaur Town Council to order at 6:00 p.m.
Those presents were Mayor Richard A. Blakley, Trustees Devonna Wilczek, David Heinrich, Charles Winker, Robert Essex, LeRoy Trujillo, Chief Marshal/Town Administrator Laurance Elarton and Town Clerk Tamara Long.
Trustee Heinrich made a motion, seconded by Trustee Winkler to accept the accounts of $87,777.57 as presented. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Trustee Heinrich made a motion, seconded by Trustee Wilczek to accept the minutes as presented. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Ms. Danielle Cooper for C.U.R.E. was here to talk to the Council. She said that she has a rare disease called FAP. She said that she would like to do research for a cure for this disease. She asked the Council if they would approve for Medical Marijuana Cultivation Licenses and a Medical Marijuana Research Facility. Ms. Cooper believes that Cannabis can help cancer patients. She said that it would be clean medicine. Mayor Blakley said that he spoke with our Attorney about this, we can have Medical Marijuana License, but we do not have Research Type stuff. He suggested that she get ahold of MED and see what they require for that so that the Town can set something up if the Council is interested in this. Ms. Cooper said that she would like to start small and then grow. She said that she has been in contact with Mr. Dan Brown on the property and also with Moon Lake Electric. She mentioned that there was a question about the sub-station not being able to hold. Trustee Essex said that they are at their maximum compacity.
Ms. Cooper said that she would get ahold of MED. Trustee Heinrich asked about the end product. She said that the end product will go to medical dispensaries or to a care giver. Trustee Wilczek asked if there are any other research facilities in Colorado. She said that there is and it is on the out skirts of Denver.
Mayor Blakley said that we have the 2020 Model Traffic Code. Town Administrator Mr. Elarton said that he has a copy of the draft but the town already has a lot of it in our codes. He said that we have been on the 2009 codes. He mentioned that once they are done, they will be put on the website. Trustee Essex made a motion, 2nd by Trustee Heinrich to post for a public hearing for the model traffic code. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Mayor Blakley said that he talked to USDA about the Natural Gas. He said that he would like to get the Senator involved in it. He said that after talking with USDA today, EDA showed interest in helping with the hook-ups.
Mayor Blakley called about the new truck, they said that it would be October or November. Mr. Elarton said that a good truck is going to cost as much as a new one will. He said that he is looking at some new Rangers that were ordered, and they have long beds and double cab.
Mr. Elarton said that the sewer pond project is moving slow, but they have the time to get it done.
The County has been working on 3rd Street he mentioned that they have cut in Boodle and 2nd. He said that he does need to get an access permit with the state.
Mr. Elarton mentioned that he got quotes from Jones Paint and Glass for new windows for the building. He said that we can replace the windows and trim for $19,428.67. Trustee Heinrich made a motion, seconded by Trustee Trujillo to purchase the windows for town hall out of the infrastructure fund. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Mr. Elarton talked about changing the old swing set out and putting a swing in over by the other playground. Mayor Blakley asked if we could put the new swing set back were the old one is. He said the swings were not put up with the playground equipment because it was taking up too much space. Trustee Wilczek asked if there is a new swing set. Mr. Elarton said yes, we do heave one, but we will have to see if it will fit.
Mr. Elarton said that they have been working on Well 2, there was a pipe break, but it has been fixed. And the electrical was fixed. Mayor Blakley said that once the water test passes, we will be okay to do the cement.
Mr. Elarton said that they are working on dog issues. And will be doing some code enforcement. He said that he would like to get pictures of all the dogs in town.
The Judge was here for the first-time last week. He stayed out the Town house. Trustee Heinrich talked to Mr. Matthew Bradley about Wills, he said that he would bring up some Will kits. Mr. Elarton said that they were thinking about putting something on the web for Attorney work while he is up here. He said that we will be working some contract labor and UPS, he said so there will be other people out cleaning and mowing.
Mayor Blakley asked about dumpsters. Trustee Wilczek said that they need to set a date. She said that the big dumpsters are $600-$700, the 8-yard dumpsters are $145 per dump. Trustee Wilczek mentioned that tires would cost anywhere from $6-$15 per tire depending on size. Dan’s Tires has a container that would hold 116 passenger tires and it would cost around $700. She said that we have around $4000 for the town clean-up. Mayor Blakley said that we usually don’t do tires. Trustee Wilczek asked when do they want to do this. The Council set June 26th for the Town clean up, and get it posted at the post office and on the web site.
Mayor Blakley said that he talked to Northwest Diesel about the jet truck they said that it is road worthy. There is a bearing making noise but they can fix if for $2800. Trustee Wilczek asked why do we want something that is going to have to be worked on. She asked what is it going to be used for. Mayor Blakley said that it would be used for cleaning culverts and cleaning sewer lines. Trustee Essex made a motion, seconded by Trustee Heinrich to spend $2800 to get the clutch fixed. Ayes: 6. Nays: 0. Motion carried.
Trustee Wilczek said that they need to get a planning and zoning committee. Mr. Elarton said that it would take the load of the council and the public. He said that if it is new building, since there are a lot of new lots. He said that people are wanting to put in businesses next to residence. He said that the planning and zoning can work that out and bring their recommendation to the council. He said that we do have planning and zoning in the codes. And it will take some pressure off the town.
Trustee Winkler asked if the survey has been done so that we can legally post the speed limit signs in town. Mr. Elarton said that the signs stated that all street in town were 25 mph. He said that is should have been posted all residential streets. He said that we can look into changing that ordinance with the model traffic code the residential speed is 25 mph.
Trustee Heinrich made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:18 p.m. all were in favor.
TOWN OF DINOSAUR
Richard A. Blakley, Mayor
Tamara Long, Town Clerk