May 10th, 2021 Minutes

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May 10, 2021

Meeting Minutes

  1. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 pm.
  2. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Paul Romero (V).
  3. Roll call took place with Council Members Barber, Kurtz, Pepper, Smith and Romero present. Buford & Watkins were absent. Also present: C. Karle (T), D. Sprosty (C), P. Malouff (A)
  4. Additions/Changes to the Agenda: Change 12/13, Personnel/executive session In order. 10-B-F. Bank Signers 10-B-G Mental Health Month-Valley Wide H. School sponsorship,-10-B-I. AVW Virtual Tour,

Passed 5-0. Kurtz (M), Pepper (S)

  1. The agenda was approved 5-0. Pepper (M), Romero (S)
  2. Consent Agenda: April 26, 2021meeting minutes. Pepper (M), Kurtz (S) Consents y On
  3. Public Comment: (those individuals interested in speaking, please sign in at the beginning of the meeting. Comments are restricted to five minutes per person. NONE
  4. Old Business-
    1. The council voted 5-0 to award the trash contract to Waste Connections of Pueblo. Romero (M), Smith (SJ
    2. The council voted 4-0 to name Tracy Pepper to the Arkansas River Basin Board. Smith (M, Romero (S), Pepper (A}
    3. The council voted 5-0 to not disturb the park trees by digging them up. Romero (S), Kurtz (S)
    4. Clean Up Days are scheduled for May 13, 14, 15. 
    5. The was no new information concerning the demolition program.
    6. The council was given an update from Ms.Karle concerning the towns water resources.
  5. Public Information Officer Kurtz gave an update on the COVID dial.
  6. New Business
    1. Clerk, Desiree Sprosty gave an update on the internet portal changeover.
    2. Treasure, Cindy Karle gave an update on bills.
    3. Financials-
    4.  Purchases needing approval
    5. Maintenance Equipment
      1. Lawn Mower
      2. Hedgehog
      3.  Cart
      4.  Weed eater
      5. Riding Lawn Mower

The council approved $3,690.00 for maintenance equipment, 5-0. Smith (M), Pepper (5)

A.  The council approved procurement of bids for the old oil truck. Pepper (M), Romero (S)

  1. The water billing system was discussed.
  2. The direction of the audit was discussed.
  3. Ms. Karle gave an update on the business meeting with DOLA.
  4. Town infra-structure improvements concerning fiber optics was discussed. There is a meeting With Black Hills on May 18.
  5.  Bank Signers: The council approved 4-0 to add Kurtz as a check signer at FNB., Smith (M), Pepper (S), Kurtz (I

The council approved 4-0 to add Kurtz as a check signer at Com. Banks, Pepper (M),Romero (S), Kurtz (A) The council approved 4-0 to add Barber as a check signer at Com. Banks, Pepper (M),Romero (S), Barber (J The council approved 5-0 to add Watkins as a check signer at Com. Banks, Pepper (M), Romero (S),

The council approved 5-0 to add Karle as a check signer at Com. Banks, Pepper (M), Romero (S),

  • G. The council approved the Valley Wide health systems mental health month proclamation.

Passed 5-0. Pepper (Ml, Kurtz (S)

* H. The council voted 5-0 to allot $200 for graduation sponsorship. Kurtz (M), Romero {5)

*I. The council voted 4-0 to approve $125 for Tracy Pepper to attend the AVW Virtual Tour.

  1. Maintenance progress, problems and resolutions were discussed.

*13. Personnel - the council voted 5-0, Kurtz (M), Romero (S) to adopt changes to the Employee Annual Leave policy

*12. Executive Session- Pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4), executive session may be entered into for the purpose of discussing personnel, property, legal advice, matters to  be kept confidential by law, security, and negotiations.

Mr. Pepper made a motion at 7:06 pm to go ,into executive session. Romero (5). Passed 5-0.

The council went into executive session with Cindy Karle and Attorney Phil Malouff.

Ms. Karle left at 7:15 p.m. Council exited executive session at 7:43 PM

  1. Next meeting is on May 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
  2. Adjournment took place at 7:45 pm . Consent vote 5 y 0 n

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