Brandi Resa

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July 27, 2013
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Volunteer day wins funding

Although there were not many public in attendance, one had a community request to start things off at Eagle Town Hall.

Logan Ponder, representing the Future Business Leaders of America, presented information and background on the Volunteer Day held in past years to the Town Board, and received $500 toward continuing this in 2013.

The consent agenda is continuing at the meetings, and on this evening with one trustee absent, a 6-0 approval consisted of the prior meeting minutes and an ordinance related to the assignment of retired Town Manager’s William Powell’s agreement to William Powell Consulting LLC.

The third item pulled from the consent agenda which delegates some authority related to liquor licensing matters to the Town Clerk was approved after discussion and one change.

Next up was a resolution of appreciation and recognition to Marilene M. Miller for her 38 years of service and a first amendment to agreement related to the annexation of property known as Allen Tract Additions No. 1 and No. 2 to the town.

Discussion items included an open space department update covering several areas, including weed control, the trails management plan open house on Aug. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m., and the progress on the celebrated Haymeadow Bike Trail.

A citizen’s email caused the board to decide the two-hour parking time limit on Broadway should be revisited as a future agenda item.

Off-highway vehicles on public streets was continued until a future meeting, while the Castle Peak Senior Center contribution discussion took up the most time.

The board and staff were supportive of helping toward the fundraising efforts of this much-needed project but because of budget constraints wanted to see possibilities of finding support through a multi-year plan and a combination of sources.

The 20/20 Eagle Vision Part II event was announced for Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the open board comments, as was a request to postpone items on a look-ahead agenda that was provided in the packet.

There was also a request for a future agenda item to look at where the Eco Trail will connect through town and for continued efforts and solutions on cleaning up U.S. Highway 6.

If you have any such solution, mark your calendars for public comment at the next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m.

Or if you can’t make that, consider bringing lots of solutions to the table by going for one of the three seats up for grabs in April.

To find out what that experience might be like, check out this trustee’s personal adventure at

See ya’ll at Town Hall!

Brandi Resa is a member of the Eagle Town Board. Her views are indedpendent of the full board.

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