TOWN OF KIT CARSON
State of Colorado) SS
County of Cheyenne)
The Town of Kit Carson Trustees met on December 11, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall in Regular Session. Present and answering roll call were Mayor Jeremy Gaynor. Trustees: Joel Maxcy, Jason Dechant, Rick Gekeler and Carl Anderson. Trustees Matt Randel and Mike Buchanan were absent. Staff present: Town Clerk: Christie Johnson and Public Works Director: Kevin Curry.
CALLED TO ORDER
Mayor Gaynor called the regular board meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGENCE
- Archie and Teresa Cloud
- Amy Johnson
- Patsy States
- Keith Curry
- Loren Mitchek
Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to approve the agenda. Rick made a motion to approve the agenda. Joel seconded it. Motion carried.
Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to approve the minutes from the November 21, 2023, meeting. There were two spelling mistakes that need to be corrected. Rick made a motion to approve the minutes with the spelling mistakes corrected. Carl seconded it. Motion carried.
Archie and Tersa Cloud
They asked if there was anything new about the truck stop. The Board told them that there is not anything new.
Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to adopt the 2024 budget. Joel made a motion to adopt the budget as proposed. Carl seconded it. Motion carried.
WATER AND SEWER CLASSES FOR KEVIN
Kevin asked the Board about taking classes to work towards getting his water and sewer certifications. He said there is a CRWA Apprenticeship Program and online classes that he could take. The Board said to see if the town qualifies to get reimbursed if he does take classes.
The north wall of the Senior Center is unstable. The Board decided to close the Senior Center until the north wall can be rebuilt. They said to get some bids and see about trying to get a grant to help with the cost of rebuilding the wall. The Board said that they can have their meals at the community building until the Senior Center is repaired.
AIRMED CARE NETWORK
The Board members said to see if AirMed could come to a meeting at the community building in January to inform the town residents of the AirMed program that the Town of Kit Carson has enrolled in for the town residents.
Stan sent the Board an email saying that he will be retiring from doing municipal work at the end of the year. The Board discussed on who to ask to work for the town.
Amy talked to the Board about the Main Street Program that DOLA has. She said that if the town is part of the Main Street Program, we would be automatically eligible for grants. She asked if the Board would be interested in a house. She said that a half of a duplex would be around $206,000. The Board said that they would have to discuss this with Amanda Brown, the towns accountant.
SARA FETTY LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL
Sara turned in the application to renew her liquor license. The Board members agreed to approve of renewing her liquor license for 2024. Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to approve of her renewing her license. Rick made a motion approving of her liquor license renewal. Jason seconded it. Motion carried.
Rick made a motion to discuss these as two separate subjects. Jason seconded it.
The Board decided to do employee evaluations before the January meeting at 6:30 then they will discuss raises.
The Board discussed bonus for the employees. They agreed to give the full-time employees $250. And the part time employee $100. Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to approve the bonuses. Joel made a motion to approve of the bonuses. Rick seconded it. Motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS REPORT
Daily check of gallons & chlorine levels on sewer ponds and discharge.
Took discharge samples to Denver.
Took backhoe to Ryan to get the leak fixed. Jeremy said that he and Ryan plan on fixing it.
Registered with CRWA. Waiting to hear back from the instructors for training material and online classes.
Cummins generator salesman/technician is coming to Kit Carson on the 11th to see what needs to be done and turn in a quote.
Had trouble over Thanksgiving weekend with the communication between the water tower and water plant.
2024 POLICE CONTRACT
There were no changes to the contract for the 2024 year. Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to accept the police contract for 2024. Joel made a motion to accept the contract. Jason seconded it. Motion carried.
CHANGE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY’S MEETING DATE
The Board members changed the meeting dates for January and February because they fall on a holiday. The meeting in January will be on January 8th at 7:00 p.m. after the employee evaluations and Februarys will be on February 12th at 6:30 p.m.
Loren has done a lot of work for the town. The Board members wanted to give him $1,000. Which would help with the cost of fuel etc. Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to give Loren $1,000. Carl made a motion to give Loren $1,000. Rick seconded it. Motion carried.
Mayor Gaynor asked for an approval of the Treasures Report. Joel made a motion to approve it. Carl seconded it. Motion carried.
Mayor Gaynor asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Joel made a motion to adjourn. Rick seconded it. Motion carried.
With no further business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Jeremy Gaynor, Mayor
Christie Johnson, Town Clerk