At a Glance - February 22, 2010

Approval of the February 1 minutes.
Payment of the bills.
Second reading of Ordinance #107, PSCo/Xcel
     Energy franchise agreement.

Approval to publish Ordinance #107, PSCo/Xcel
     Energy franchise agreement.

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The Regular Meeting of the Town of Hillrose Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Riedl at 7:00 p.m.  Trustees answering roll call were Colerick, Smith, Stroh and Wahlert.  Staff members present were Golemboski & Nichols.  Visitors present were Jo Cooper, Teresa Kramer and daughter, Tom Ashburn, Xcel Energy.  The Mayor led the pledge of allegiance.

Public Comments:  None

The minutes from the February 1, 2010 meeting were presented and corrected.  First page 3rd item of new business 3rd line is corrected to read Colerick moved to authorize…  Colerick moved with Wahlert seconding to approve the minutes as corrected.  Approved by unanimous voice vote 5-0.

The following reports were submitted to the Board:
Clerk/Administrator, Lynn Golemboski:
  1.  Golemboski requested that the public hearing for the Liquor License Renewal of the Place be placed on the agenda for next meeting as the Attorney has approved the resubmitted Liquor License and we have the report from Sheriff Crone.
  2.  Golemboski was approached by LaFarge, a contractor bidding on the Hwy 6 CDOT job in Washington County, to purchase approximately 20,000 gallons of water a day for approximately 15 to 20 days during the spring or summer.  Colerick had no problem with it other than the dirty water they might get because we haven’t flushed the lines recently and Lower Platte & Beaver Canal Co. announced at the annual meeting that we should have 10% more water than we had last year so the contractors usage should not be a problem with our pumping allocation.
Maintenance, Ed Wahlert & Don Smith:
  1.  Ed was able to get some street work done along sides of streets but most centers are still to frozen.
  2.  New battery for tractor; wouldn’t run very well but after treating the gas for water in the gas, it ran.
  3.  Don and Ed patched the only known leak in the roof at Community Center.  Purchased package of ceiling tiles to replace damaged tiles.
  4.  Changed light bulbs – one ballast needs changed
  5.  Replaced exit light bulbs

Old Business:
Wahlert and Smith reported on the 3 Water Board meetings that one or both attended.  Lower Platte & Beaver Canal Co. raised shares $20 per share and re-elected Terry Linker; Riverside Irrigation District reelected the same board and will have a 1 time assessment to pay for the dam spillway they are required to build.; Jackson Reservoir has same board and same assessments.  Lake is 88% full.

New Business:
The list of bills for February 22, 2010 was presented.  Colerick moved with Wahlert seconding to pay the bills in the usual manner.  Roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes, motion carried 5-0.

Golemboski introduced Ordinance #107 and Tom Ashburn with Xcel Energy.  Ordinance #107 was passed and approved previously but according to Public Utility Commission rules it was not published correctly back in December so we had to restart the process.  That was done at the last meeting with a notice of franchise and we will be reading the Ordinance #107 tonight for consideration at second reading at the March 15th meeting.  Smith moved with Wahlert seconding to read Ordinance #107 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF HILLROSE, MORGAN COUNTY, COLORADO, GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE TO PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO, D/B/A/ XCEL ENERGY, ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, OF THE RIGHT TO USE THE STREETS WITHIN THE TOWN OT FURNISH, SELL, TRANSMIT, TRANSPORT, AND DISTRIBUTE ELECTRICITY TO THE TOWN AND TO ALL RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN; RANTING THE RIGHT TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, LOCATE, MAINTAIN, OPERATE, AND EXTEND INTO, WITHIN, AND THROUGH THE TOWN ALL FACILITIES REASONABLY NECESSARY TO FURNISH, SELL, TRANSMIT, TRANSPORT, AND DISTRIBUTE ELECTRICITY WITHIN THE TOWN AND THROUGH THE TOWN; AND FIXING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS THEREOF.  Roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes, motion carried 5-0.  Deputy Clerk Nichols read the Ordinance.  Wahlert moved with Smith seconding to order published the Notice of Further Consideration of Ordinance granting an electricity franchise to PSCo and the entire Ordinance published pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 31-32-103.  A roll call vote was taken with all present voting yes, motion carried 5-0.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

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