Fraser discusses snow management, board pay |

Fraser discusses snow management, board pay

The regular Fraser Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday night focused on snow management policy in Grand Park along with the possibility of increasing compensation for elected officials.

The trustees voted to authorize an agreement between the town of Fraser and Grand Park for snow management purposes. Fraser has accepted the majority of streets in Grand Park Village, though portions of Grand Park Drive, Old Victory Road and Main Street have not been dedicated.

Municipal snowplows already travel these roads while going to streets that have been dedicated and accepted by the town, and the town believes it is in the public’s best interest to provide snow management services at those locations as well. The move is also expected to increase the efficiency of snow removal.

The board asked Town Manager Jeff Durbin to work out an agreement with Grand Park.

The town also discussed the compensation for elected officials.

Currently each trustee makes $100 per board meeting, and the mayor makes $120 per meeting. The town collected data from a number of Colorado communities to determine where Fraser stacks up in compensation relative to population size.

The board held a discussion and collectively agreed that the board’s compensation held up better compared to other towns than the mayor’s. The board asked Durbin to put together an ordinance to change the mayor’s compensation to $150 per meeting. They will vote on the ordinance at a later meeting.

If there is a change in compensation for either the mayor or the board members, it would not take effect for any current elected officials. The changed compensations would only affect those who take office in the next election.

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