THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
February 28, 2017
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richfield City office building located at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. Mayor David C. Ogden presiding.
1. OPENING REMARKS
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. PUBLIC HEARING - CIB APPLICATION
5. SEVIER VALLEY THEATER MATTER TABLED
6. IMPROVEMENTS AT CENTENNIAL PARK DISCUSS
7. OTHER BUSINESS
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION
9. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Mayor Ogden.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Mr. Creamer.
3. ROLL CALL Present: Mayor David Ogden, Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley.
Others present: Racyn Ogden, Garrett Beard, Cole Beard, Jason Ogden, Michael Snow, Sam Ware, Don Naser, Michelle Olsen, and David Anderson.
4. PUBLIC HEARING – CIB APPLICATION. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing at 7:09 p.m., to receive comments on an application for a $500,000 loan and a $415,000 grant to the Permanent Community Impact Board to reconstruct the 1300 South College Avenue and 800 South 100 East intersections. Michael Snow asked if this project would include a stop light at the intersection of 1300 South and College Avenue. Mr. Creamer stated that UDOT wants a stop light there and they will cover the cost of the light, but the City has to make some modifications to the street to meet safety and UDOT standards. Hearing no further comments, Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 7:11 p.m.
5. SEVIER VALLEY THEATER MATTER TABLED. Mayor Ogden indicated that Mrs. Costa was unable to attend the meeting and asked to have the matter tabled until the Council’s next meeting. Motion: Table the matter, Action: Tabled, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea=5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
6. IMPROVEMENTS AT CENTENNIAL PARK DISCUSS. Mayor Ogden stated that we have discussed what we can do and should do with the Centennial Park. Sam Ware and Don Naser were involved in the proposal to relocate the old pioneer cabins to Centennial Park. There is a parcel of land on the southeast corner of the park that is for sale for $220,000. One purpose for such a project is to care for old things. They would like to move a very historic building that is out on the Glenwood Road to this Park.
Don Naser stated that the building is the old Christensen’s Hardware store which is currently out on the river and if it is going to be used, it needs to be preserved. It could be placed at the Park along with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (“DUP”) cabin. The old hardware store used to be on the City Park as an information booth before it was moved to its current location. We do not have a museum at this time, but they would like to have this building moved the Centennial Park. They have talked with A& D Jensen about moving the building. The Sons of the Utah Pioneers are going to pay to have the building moved, but they need to have a location to move it to. They plan to move the DUP cabin at a later date.
Mayor Ogden stated that they would like to have the flora and fauna around the cabins that was native to the area when the pioneers came along with four kiosks to explain the history of the Native Americans; explorers, trappers and traders; pioneers and the current use of the trails around our valley.
Councilmember Arrington asked if the goal at this point is to get the cabin moved before high water. Mayor Ogden stated that they do need to get it moved before spring runoff.
Mr. Creamer stated that we budgeted about $30,000 to make some updates to the Centennial Park and some updates to the walk ways.
Mayor Ogden asked that this matter be put on the next agenda to discuss a location for the cabin and for approval to locate the cabin at Centennial Park.
7. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr. Creamer reported on a bid opening that was held for the construction of the snow removal equipment building at the Airport. There were four bidders on the project. The apparent low bidder is a local company, Busk, Inc., with a total bid of $512,705.20 which was about $24,000 under the engineer’s estimate. We have received $300,000 in funding from FAA for this project and they will be funding another $85,000 to $90,000 of this at 90% and the State Aeronautics Department would fund another 5%. We anticipated this when we got our funding from the Permanent Community Impact Board a few years ago. We are looking at the City portion being about $115,000 for our portion of the main building and our portion of the entire cost of the finishing of the inside of the building.
Mr. Creamer reported that he has been contacted by a company that is working with Rocky Mountain Power on the small business direct program, helping businesses and communities get more efficient lighting in their facilities. They have gone through all of our facilities and looked at what lighting could be changed over to LED lighting. Rocky Mountain Power will be paying 75% of the cost of the change over and the City would pay 25% and their figures show that with the new super efficient lighting products our payback would come over a 12-month period.
Mayor Ogden stated that this company was also talking about a company taking over some of the lighting in our community. Mr. Creamer spoke with a financial consultant that has done this with several communities. This would include street lighting. Councilmember Burrows stated that he thought it would be awash in terms of the cost. Mr. Creamer stated that he would take the next step and have them come and give us an estimate before a final decision is made.
Councilmember Burrows stated that there is a gutter along the property that the City purchased for the bike path at the Rotary Park. The drainage from that gutter has undercut the road on the east side of the Park. If we do not remedy it, this will ruin our road. Mayor Ogden stated that there is similar situation as you drive up 500 East on the curve where the Cottonwood was comes out and we should look at this as well.
Councilmember Burrows asked about the dirt road where the sewer line was ran on 750 East and if it the County will be grading it. Mr. Creamer stated that it is on the County’s list to do this spring. They will also putting a mag-chlorite treatment on the road to keep the dust down.
Councilmember Burrows reported that the work in Flat Canyon on the flood channel has started and they are hoping to have enough left from the project that they could excavate the channel down to where it was 20 years ago. The County is going to try and do this as a match of an in-kind donation of time. Mr. Langston stated that there has been an issue with this wash as it comes down and turns north and eventually empties into the canal. There is a place there where it has washed out and eaten into the road owned by Chris Fullmer. He has asked us to try and take care of that. Councilmember Burrows stated that they are supposed to be taking care of this road with this project. Councilmember Christensen felt that there is also a problem with the golf course foot bridge that is too low so it backs up and makes it flood on John Schena’s land.
Councilmember Arrington stated that he has noticed that the flag at Centennial Park is looking quite tattered again. Mayor Ogden noted that Brent Salem of the American Legion Post in Monroe talked to him about the flags. Mayor Ogden said that we replaced half of the flags on main Street and the price came in at $6 less per flag than what we were paying Colonial Flag. Mr. Salem would like to bid on the big flag, as well as the flags at the cemetery, because he thinks he could save us a similar amount of money on every flag. Mayor Ogden would like have new flags the rest of the way along Main Street for Memorial Day, so we have ordered them and have a scout troop ready to put them on before then.
Councilmember Christensen indicated that the lights are going to be taken off the trees on Main Street Saturday at 11 a.m. and if there is anyone who is willing to help, it would be appreciated.
8. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 7:54 p.m., Motion: Convene Executive Session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual(s), Action: Enter Closed Session, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea=5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
9. RECONVENE & ADJOURN. At 10:15 pm, Motion: Reconvene and adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea=5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
PASSED and APPROVED this 14 day of March, 2017.