If you go
What: Oak Creek Town Board meeting
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: Oak Creek Town Hall
Hearing: Shorty's restaurant initial liquor license application
General business: Reports or items of concern from board members
Water/sewer payments due
Oak Creek police matters
Amendment to ordinance re: multiple service lines
Oak Creek The Oak Creek Town Board tonight will review input from Routt County commissioners and residents about the possibility of resurrecting the Oak Creek police force, as the town continues its search for a permanent law enforcement solution.
The 7 p.m. Town Board meeting will be the first since the trustees met with commissioners May 19. At that meeting, the commissioners said they would be willing to consider the possibility of contracting with the town to provide police service through the Routt County Sheriff's Office, but Commissioner Doug Monger said a separate police force likely would be better.
Curry Apartment and Laundromat owner Scott Wedel agreed, saying the town's current approach is missing a central enforcement area.
The town is advertising for a community service officer, capable of handling code violations, and the Sheriff's Office will handle felonies, but misdemeanors are not investigated, Wedel said.
"To me the big gap in the enforcement is the ability to investigate and deal with minor misdemeanors," he said. "Any town employee can write a nuisance code or deal with a dog at large violation; we've already figured that out. It just seems that they're worrying about the wrong issue."
The board also will address an initial liquor license application from Shorty's, a new restaurant on Moffat Avenue that opened in early May.
The restaurant is on the former site of Big Tuna's. Owner Cody Iacovetto said he hopes to create a 1940s-type atmosphere in the restaurant.
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