Board to name road, discuss annexation

Hayden trustees also will hear presentation related to Solandt Memorial Hospital

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Hayden Town Council meeting

  • Thursday, September 4, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
  • Hayden Town Hall, Hayden, CO
  • All ages / Free

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Hayden Town Board

of Trustees meeting

7 p.m. Thursday

Hayden Town Hall

Work Session 7 - 7:30 p.m.

1. Staff & Trustee Reports

Regular Meeting - 7:30 p.m.

1a. Call to order

1b. Opening prayer

1c. Pledge of Allegiance

1d. Roll call

2. Consideration of minutes

3. Consideration of bills

4. Public comments

5. Proclamations/presentations

6. Consent items

1. Decision: Hayden

Paradise Grill liquor license renewal

2. Decision: Hayden

Mercantile liquor license renewal

7. Old business

1. Decision: Road

Realignment naming

2. Public hearing & decision: Hayden Regional Commerce Park annexation

8. New business

1. Public hearing: Hayden Regional Commerce Park zoning

2. Discussion: Solandt Hospital Preservation/restoration grant

3. Decision: Police station lease-purchase ordinance

4. Decision: Water & sewer lines Condemnation ordinance

9. Pulled consent items

10. Staff and trustee reports (Continued, if necessary)

11. Correspondence

12. Executive session

1. Discussion: Personnel

13. Adjournment

Work Session

1. Discussion: Capital improvements plan

The Hayden Town Board is scheduled to bestow a name on a new road, tackle a whopping annexation proposal and address a request related to Solandt Memorial Hospital at its meeting Thursday.

Town trustees are set to name a realigned section of Routt County Road 37, which will provide access to the planned police station on the eastern side of town. Hayden staff will recommend Hawthorne Street, Town Manager Russ Martin said.

"It's just that it's a pretty name," Martin said.

Dogwood also had been suggested.

Town officials also will discuss the proposed annexation of nearly 185 acres near Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Martin said he planned to recommend that the town approve a resolution stating that the property, called the Hayden Regional Commerce Park, is "eligible for annexation."

Hayden Planning Commission members gave conditional approval to the project last week but want more information on infrastructure and traffic. The resolution Martin plans to hand over to the board outlines similar concerns.

"This annexation to me is important; however, taking on this annexation without the information needed on utilities/transportation is not responsible," it states.

If the board does not approve the annexation outright, it will not address the tract's zoning, which also is on the agenda, Martin said.

Also at Thursday's meeting, the Town Board is slated to hear a presentation from the Solandt Memorial Hospital District Board. The hospital board will discuss a grant it expects to receive, hospital Board President Kathy Hockin said.

The board expects to get a grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund that would help pay for repairs and preservation of the building. The grant requires a local match of 25 percent to 30 percent, Hockin said. Her group is seeking some funding from the town.

"Many of our ancestors really worked hard; they gave everything they could to put that building together, and for that reason it's such an integral part of the history of Hayden," Hockin said.

The improvements, which would include drainage work and adjustments to increase the building's stability, are estimated to cost nearly $700,000. The Historical Fund would prioritize the plan, which consists of three phases, Hockin said. The hospital, built in 1917, contains offices and clinics.

"We feel really obligated to maintain it and take care of it," she said.

The Town Board also will decide whether to approve the remainder of the funding for the new police station, which could cost the town as much as $1.3 million.

The trustees are set to discuss water and sewer issues also. When they approved annexation of nearly 16 acres west of town for Precision Excavating, they required that owner Dave Zehner cover part of the infrastructure costs. He will be partly reimbursed if the land between his and the town's is developed.

Two pieces of property in the zone, which are connected to developer Ron Sills, have not approved the lines, Martin said. Sills could not be reached for comment.

If the town can't get approval from the property owners, it will consider obtaining the easement for the lines by condemning the pieces of land needed, Martin said. Martin said he hoped the town would not have to take that step, adding that he did not understand the landowners' reluctance to join the town and use its infrastructure.

"It just makes their property generally more valuable," Martin said.

- To reach Blythe Terrell, call 871-4234

or e-mail bterrell@steamboatpilot.com

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