The Fowler Police Department welcomed new officer Kevin Douglas. Douglas is originally from Lakewood, Colorado.

The Fowler Police Department welcomed new officer Kevin Douglas. Douglas is originally from Lakewood, Colorado. After high school he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, which helped him develop invaluable skills. Upon returning from the Coast Guard Douglass enrolled at Red Rocks Community College to study psychology. After graduating with his Associate of Arts degree he transferred to Metropolitan State University of Denver where he obtained his Bachelor of Social Work degree. He then attended the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver where he received his master's degree in social work with an emphasis in mental health in June of 2015. Following graduation, Douglas moved to Pueblo to attend the Pueblo Police Academy at Pueblo Community College. He graduated from the academy and obtained his POST certification in December of 2015. "In mid January, I was offered an opportunity to work for the Fowler Police Department, which I honorably accepted," stated Douglas. "I believe I am a great addition to the team and look forward to working with the community members of Fowler. When you see me around please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself," added Douglas.

"In my spare time, I can be found enjoying the outdoors or spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy playing sports, hiking, working out, off-roading, fishing, camping, traveling and any other adventures I can find. I also enjoy getting involved and making a difference in the community. As said by Mother Teresa, 'I alone can not change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many Ripples,'" concluded Douglas.

The meeting was then business as usual.

Approved the following items on the Consent Agenda -Approval of previous minutes - Jan. 11, 2015 -Mayor to sign documents approved at this meeting

Police Report given by Chief Freidenberger -traffic citation x3 -harassment -stolen vehicle x2 -stolen vehicle recovery -violation of protection order -sex offender registration -driving under revocation/suspicious vehicle -vehicle impound -burglary -animal complaint -suicidal party -open records request -unlawful dog possession x10 -disorderly conduct -DUI/Child Abuse -identity theft -Fire/panic alarm response -agency assist/traffic accident -hired new officer

In unfinished business approved the Town of Fowler sign located on the west side of town. The sign was damaged a little over a year ago.

New Business -approved the purchase of a new police vehicle. The current police truck will then be transferred to the public works department. -paid TTG Invoice No. 105499 - $3,710.00 - Augmentation waterline -paid TTG Invoice No. 105498 - $5,888.75 - Wastewater treatment plant -approved resolution No. 954-16, a resolution setting the wage for the new full-time patrolman salary for the Town of Fowler. -introduced ordinance No. 726-16, an ordinance adopting by reference the international building code and the international property maintenance code.

The trustees then went into Executive Session for discussion of a personnel matter under C.R.S. Section 24-6-402(2)(f) and not involving: any specific employees who have requested discussion of the matter in open session; any member of this body or any elected official; the appointment of any person to fill an office of this body or of an elected official; or personnel policies that do not require the discussion of matters personal to particular employees.