Wednesday, August 24, 2005
If Oak Creek Public Works Director Jim Photos gets his way at tonight's Town Board meeting, people might be able to begin building in the Sierra View subdivision.
Photos is asking the Town Board to make a preliminary acceptance of the Sierra View subdivision so that people can start building their homes on the property.
Oak Creek Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman said the only items left to be completed on the subdivision are vegetation and guardrails. Rodeman thought those items might not be finished until spring.
Photos has reported that the subdivision is virtually complete; there are just a few "pinpoint details" that need to be checked off the list before the subdivision can truly be considered done, she said.
In other discussion, Rodeman said the Town Board will look at widening Moffat Avenue, which runs perpendicular to Main Street.
Rodeman said board member John Crawford has been pushing other board members to consider widening the street for safety reasons for quite some time.
Town Board members will discuss how feasible such a project would be and whether it needs to be done.
And, Town Board members will address a concerned resident's inquiries about a surcharge on a speeding ticket he received.
Rodeman said the man was pulled over in Oak Creek for speeding, given a ticket and then had questions about the fine.
Rodeman said the fine is a Colorado state statute and requires that $12 of the fine to go to a traumatic brain injury surcharge.
Rodeman said the man paid the ticket but was curious about the charge, so she decided to educate the board as to what the charge is for.
Rodeman said that $10 of the fine goes to the state and that $2 of the fine goes to the town.
Oak Creek has been enforcing the surcharge since 2003.
The Oak Creek Town Board meets at 7 p.m. today at Oak Creek Town Hall.