After three months of filling out forms, jumping through hoops, background checks, a public hearing and two appearances before the Cedaredge Board of Trustees, Gary and Donna Allen's application for a hotel and restaurant liquor license at the Cedaredge Lodge was finally approved by the town council on March 15.
Trustee Gene Welch reminded the trustees that the Allens had verbally guaranteed that the application was not for a tavern or bar, but was only to allow them to serve liquor to their room guests.
He noted that the approval of the application was a matter of trust between the town, the Allens and area residents. The Allens agreed, with Gary adding that they too live in Cedaredge, and that they are "not wanting to play games."
In other business the trustees approved renewal of the $25 annual lease agreement between the town and Joseph and Carol Abercrombie and a resolution to establish terms for the repayment of a $32,000 loan from the General Fund to the Golf Course Fund. The loan, approved in 2011, was used for the renovation of the golf course club house. The repayment terms include monthly payments of 2.5 percent interest on the balance due, beginning March 1, with annual payments of $4,000 on March 1 of each year for eight years or until the full amount of the loan is repaid.
The trustees also approved an agreement with Delta County Fire Protection District No. 3, formalizing a previously unwritten arrangement for the storage of an antique fire truck in the cooler located next to the Public Works building. According to the agreement, the district will maintain the truck in good running order and hold the town harmless for any damage to, or loss, of the truck while in storage.
The trustees also authorized the town administrator to choose the health plan provider for employees within budget guidelines.
Mayor Pat Means read a proclamation establishing April 2012 as "Dig Safely Month," and Police Chief Robert Yant reported that the marijuana grow operation has shut down due to the expense of upgrading and bringing the electrical system into compliance with state regulations. Chief Yant also reported that K-9 Buddy is well on his way to recovering from his recent surgery.
The trustees were also given a lengthy update by public works director David Smith regarding the replacement of a culvert and resurfacing of a section of NW Cedar Avenue west of the intersection with NW 9th Street, and an update on new state regulations regarding anticipated effluent limits and issues related to the wastewater treatment facility.
The trustees then moved into an executive session to discuss personnel matters. There was no action taken after the council reconvened, and then adjourned.blog comments powered by Disqus