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Saratoga Town council talks 6th penny projects, hiring new officer, medical clinic status, missing medical equipment


November 14, 2018

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tues. at the Saratoga Town Hall in a fairly fast meeting. In attendance on the council were mayor Ed Glode and council members Will Faust, Richard Raymer and Steve Wilcoxson.

The first moments were spent approving the agenda, the minutes for Oct. 16 and the financials which came to a total of $181,612.58.

Glode said there was no correspondence to go over this meeting.

Faust said there were several options to be considered when it comes to designating what projects will be funded with Saratoga’s share of the Specific Purpose Tax (6th penny tax).

Liquor license renewals were up for approval. Duke’s Bar and Grill; Saratoga Inn Resort; Rustic Bar; Valley Liquor; Wolf Hotel all were approved for a Retail Liquor license. American Legion was approved for a Limited Retail (Club) Liquor License. Bella’s Bistro and Firewater Public House were approved for a Bar and Grill license. Hugus and Co. was approved for a Restaurant Liquor license. Snowy Mountain Brewery was granted a Microbrewery permit.

Kim Hytrek was approved to be on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Recreation Board.

“I think she will do a good job,” Glode said.

Robert Bifano, Saratoga police chief said there were three applicants for the dispatch job. He said there were nine applicants for the full time police officer.

“We are having a lot of interest,” Bifano said. “I have had phone interviews with the majority of the candidates and every one who was qualified that was post certified were sent out applications.”

Bifano said he had about half dozen candidates he wanted to choose from.

Raymer said new tires were needed for the town loader. The council approved $4,000 for the purchase. The council also approved $800 for tires for the sewer truck.

He said roto-mill had finished being placed on 13th Street. Raymer said it was unlikely the town would be able to put a seal coat on the north end of 13th Street.

Raymers said the sewer camera had been sent to Denver to get repaired for primarily electrical issues.

He said a water main break had been repaired on S. River Street.

Faust said the lease by the former doctor had been terminated on Oct. 31. He said HMS had taken over and that an oversight committee had been established.

Mark Pesognelli gave a quick update on what services were being offered since Nov. 1.

Faust said there would be a medical clinic update meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Platte Valley Community Center (See ‘Moving forward despite risks’ on page one of this week’s Saratoga Sun).

After an inventory at the medical center was completed Faust said it seems some equipment paid for by the Corbett Foundation is missing.

“You have a list of the items missing and this is not small stuff,” Faust said. “It is thousands of dollars.”

He recommended a certified letter to Dr. Kaiser asking for an explanation for why the equipment is gone, if not actually returning it. Faust said it would be smart to have a seven-day window for a reply. The council approved a letter.

The next scheduled town council will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Saratoga Town Hall.


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