TOWN OF SUGAR CITY
REGULAR MEEETING MINUTES
CALL TO ORDER: 6:58 PM BY Mayor Nathanael Dinsmore
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Mayor Nathanael Dinsmore
ROLL CALL: Hijar, Thibault, Roberts, Massey, Schiro, Willis, Dinsmore – Present
MINUTES: Motion to approve minutes dated 09/16/2020 made by Willis, 2nd by Roberts, motion carried.
Larissa Karle’s dog is not registered within the Town of Ordway. Discussion over dog being registered. Decision made that the Town Hall should have a copy of vaccination records and paperwork for service dog.
Received complaint against Ledell Coleman (attached) Discussion over property and dogs. No decision made.
Mayor: Look into getting another attorney? Discussion over finding another attorney. Motion made to allow Mayor to look into another attorney with $100 cap made by Hijar, 2nd by Thibault, motion carried.
Jeff Miller: Pueblo Web Design is waiting on photos of the Trustees. Discussion over website. Decision made that trustees will get photo to office for website.
Patrick brought in paperwork for EMT/Fire Fighter leaving work. Discussion over when they can leave. Decision made that his position is essential, he can’t leave in middle of shift.
Robert Petty brought in letter showing us the facility maintenance fee agreement. No discussion.
Eve Bretschneider stated that there is a drone on the corner of Nebraska and Washington. Discussion over light. Decision made it is a star.
Betty Bruch asking about the campers moving into town. Are we allowing people to live in them? Discussion over campers in town. No decision made.
Mayor Pro-tem: Code Enforcement has a full-time job and is not putting as much time in here. Discussion over work and number of hours working. Decision to dismiss Mike from employment.
Mayor Pro-tem: Court on Friday, do we want to have court or cancel this month? Discussion over what tickets we have. Discussion over all cases.
Decision made that Brian Lorenzo has been cleaning very well and getting dogs licensed.
Motion made to dismiss Tracy Reece’s ticket made by Willis, 2nd by Hijar, motion carried.
524 Nebraska looks like they have people staying there camper.
Decision made that there will be no court in October.
Paul Schurr (Northwest Pipeline) had a leak, and they are wondering if there is anything, we can do to help them out. Discussion over leaks. Decision made that they are responsible for water that passed the master meter.
Wakefield and Associates: Submitted list of collections. Some are past statute of limitations. Can they be written off? Discussion over accounts. Decision made to table till next meeting.
Sheila Henry with Rocky Ford Gazette doing athletes of week $10/ad. Decision not this time.
Christine Schulz would like to know if our guys were reprimanded for using her bathroom? Discussion over situation. Decision made that they were reprimanded.
Customer Evans Fenty came in questioning his bill. He stated that he did not have the extra charge. Driver said that he did. Discussion over extra charges. Decision made that driver does not make up charges the items must have been there.
Customer Jerry Hasty contacted the office stating that our trucks are too heavy for his driveway, we broke off a chunk. He wasn’t upset just wanted us to know. Discussion over our trucks. Decision made Mayor would contact to check about moving dumpster to safe location.
County took 12,000 gallons water for Road and Bridge and 4,000 for Fire Department.
How much do the trustees get for their trash? Discussion over trash service provided. Decision made that what they join with is free and they can have an additional service for two weeks with no charge.
Attorney Sam Vigil stated that we need to prepare a ballot initiative for both raising the mill levy and raising/imposing sales tax. Discussion over attorney. Decision made to table till next meeting.
Account for 207 Cranston in Fowler. Address has two previous accounts with outstanding balances. Mayor recommended getting a two-month advance. Discussion over accounts. Decision made to disconnect once first payment not received by due date.
Scott with the Distribution Center would like to put double doors on the distribution center. Discussion over putting double doors back in the building. Decision made to allow them to put in the double doors.
Personnel Concepts: Fair Labor Laws, do we need to upgrade? Discussion over labor laws. Decision made that if they are current with no changes then no update.
Rocky Mounty Business Association: Looking to open another recreation marijuana dispensary, wondering if we are interested. Discussion over how many dispensaries we want in town limits. Decision made they would be interested in reviewing the information.
Citizen came in and stated that their catalytic converter was cut off his truck overnight. No discussion.
Spoke with AquaWorks and they focus more on CDPHE compliance. Waiting to hear from the other company. No discussion.
CIRSA sent a questionnaire for the Medina case. Discussion over questionnaire. Decision made that Davida can fill out and return.
Received paperwork for the loan payments, $1,273.19 and $7,650.00. Discussion over what the loan is for. Signatures given to make payment.
Flyer with a few of the training dates for CRW. Discussion over classes. No decision made.
Tracy Reece emailed question: “Why is Angela allowed to do work for the city when she is on meth?” Discussion over work. Decision made that she was not hired by town, contracted the work out.
Can we change Andrea’s hours back to what we originally set them at? Discussion over hours. Discussion over why hours got changed. Motion made to change office hours back to what originally set at, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, off Monday and Friday made by Hijar, 2nd by Massey, motion carried. Willis opposing.
Would it be possible for us to waive the credit card charge for in-town customers? Discussion over why this came up. Decision made that we are not to waive fee for any customer.
Should we have copies of the Trustees drivers licenses on file? Discussion over licenses on file for Trustees. Motion made to have copies of drivers licenses on file for each trustee made by Willis, 2nd by Roberts, motion carried. Hijar Opposing.
Can we take photocopies of just dog tags for proof of vaccination? Discussion over using tags. Decision made that we need the record, the tag may not belong to particular dog.
Zona Markus called and stated that our trash personnel took a bag of aluminum cans out of her dog pen. She wants her cans back. Discussion over location of bag. Decision made that there is no proof for us to give cans back.
Tom Florez called about bill. He paid for set fee, had 4-yard delivered. Stated he has never been dumped. Would like a full refund on dumpster and set fee. Discussion over bill. Decision made that bill will stand as is.
Could we look into a message center for the town? Discussion over message center. Decision made that it is not needed at this time.
Tax Data Publishing Company would like to have some of our business tax information. Discussion over what it is for. Decision made that they do not need the towns information.
Larry Robbins incident report needs to be completed. Contacted Cirsa and Aflac for insurance. No discussion.
Could I work a couple hours on Saturday to try to finish going through the file room. Discussion over working. Decision made that it should not be needed.
Would the council care if daily deposits were done instead of weekly? Discussion over purpose. Motion to do daily deposits made by Willis, 2nd by Thibault, motion carried. Hijar opposing.
Davida has doctor appointment tomorrow, going to come in work couple hours go to appointment then come back and work. No discussion.
Have a folder of grants available if any trustees would like to look at them. No discussion.
Heather DeHerrera: Not present, Tony Moreland spoke in her place. Wondering if the town would want to donate for the Trunk or Treat. Discussion over what to donate. Motion to donate ad with $50 budget made by Massey, 2nd by Willis, motion carried.
Tom Schiro – What are we doing with the well house? Discussion over well house. No decision made.
Gary Massey: Give trash personnel a cell phone allowance of $20 a month. Discussion over phones and allowances. Decision made that no phone allowance will be given.
Then could we look into getting cameras for each truck to have proof of extra trash items at locations on routes. Discussion over cameras for trucks. Decision made to get camera for each truck and to make sure there is an SD card included.
Erik Roberts: Look into other billing software. No discussion. Decision made to table.
BILLS: Motion to pay bills in the amount of $14,660.30 made by Willis, 2nd by Hijar, motion carried.
Hijar: No Comment
Thibault: No Comment
Roberts: Backhoe is almost done should have back by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.
Truck 7 going to Muth tomorrow, parts will be in from Kois. No discussion.
Truck 6 McCandless is coming here to look at, either tomorrow or Friday. No discussion.
Willis: Betty Bruch wants to know why council don’t hold to a standard.
Her complaints are: Dinsmore: Weeds and car, Roberts: junky yard, Hijar: junky yard, Thibault: land to the north of you, Willis: weeds, Massey: car has no tarp, and Schiro there is no complaint. Discussion over all complaints. No decision made.
Schiro: No Comment
Massey: Confusion on in-town rates. $17 for in-town totes. In-town dumpsters should be 10% off normal rate.
Dinsmore: No Comment
Davida: Forgot to let you know that we are now in compliance with CWRPDA.
Tony Moreland: Told to ask again, are you interested in selling Sugar City Disposal. No discussion. Decision is no.
Adjourn: Motion to adjourn at 8:57 pm by Roberts, 2nd by Willis, motion carried.