Town of Eads Board of Trustees meeting minutes – March 10, 2020

PROMO Government - Eads Town Hall - Chris Sorensen
Published Friday, April 17, 2020

The Regular Meeting of the Town of Eads Board of Trustees was called to order by Mayor Shields, Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 4:50 p.m. in the Town Hall. 

Town Clerk, Robin Fox, took roll call:

Mayor - Joe D. Shields- Present

Trustees - Present -Meghan Buck, Terry Riley, Dennis Pearson, Justin McLoud and Kathy McCracken


Town Clerk- Robin Fox -Present

Assistant Clerk- Barbara Scranton-Present

Director of Public Works- Van Brown- Present

Minutes- Terry Riley moved to approve the minutes as presented. Justin McLoud seconded; motion passed unanimously.

Approval of Bills - The finance committee reviewed the bills prior to the meeting for both the February bills as well as the March bill. Justin McLoud moved to approve payment of the bills for February. Dennis Pearson seconded; motion passed unanimously. 

Justin McLoud moved to approve the payment of the bills for March. Dennis Pearson seconded; motion passed unanimously.

Old Business:

Pool- Justin McLoud and Van Brown have both been in contact with the pool architect. They are working on getting real numbers for the cost of the proposed pool. There have been some concerns posed about the prospective location of the pool. However, there is a possibility for a different location, but nothing is certain at this time.

New Business:

Karl Eikenberg - Because of an open Trustee position Karl Eikenberg submitted a letter of intent to the

Board of Trustees as well as a petition he circulated. He read his letter of intent to the board. Kathy McCracken moved to accept his letter of intent. Justin McLoud seconded; motion passed unanimously. Karl Eikenberg will finish the term of empty seat. Karl Eikenberg was sworn-in by Mayor Shields at 5:03pm. With no additional circulated petitions, he will maintain the seat for the next 4-year term.

Resolution No. 229- Resolution No. 229 was presented to the Trustees. Justin McLoud moved at accept the Resolution No. 229. Terry Riley seconded; motion passed unanimously.

A.J. McCracken - Fire Chief A.J. McCracken addressed the Trustees regarding the annual donation for the fireworks display. Dennis Pearson moved to approve the annual donation. Justin McLoud seconded. A roll call vote was taken. Dennis Pearson - Yes. Justin McLoud - Yes. Kathy McCracken - Abstain. Karl Eikenberg - Yes. Meghan Buck- Yes. Terry Riley -Abstain. Motion passed.

Police Agreement-The annual Police Agreement with the Kiowa County Sheriff's Department was up for

renewal. Justin McLoud moved to accept the police agreement as is. Kathy McCracken seconded; motion passed unanimously. Mayor Shields signed the agreement. It will be passed on to the Sheriff and Commissioners for approval and signatures.

Water Tower Repairs - The water tower is due for maintenance/ repairs. The job is out for bid. Van Brown also mentioned that the liner of lagoon is also in need of repair. He is looking for grants to help with this coming expense.

Bring Up Items

Lamar Community College (LCC} - LCC has requested for the Town to again contribute the annual donation to the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). This scholarship is intended for Kiowa County residents attending LCC. Justin McLoud moved to contribute to COSI. Dennis Pearson seconded; motion passed unanimously.

Adjournment- Justin McLoud motioned to adjourn the meeting at 5:39 pm. Meghan Buck seconded, motion passed unanimously.

Joe D. Shields, Mayor


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