THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the City Council
In and For Said City
January 9, 2018

Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018
at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richfield City office building located at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. Mayor Pro-tem Richard Barnett presiding.

1. OPENING REMARKS
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. APPOINTMENTS
5. MINUTES APPROVED
6. EXPENDITURES APPROVED
7. PUBLIC HEARING – REGULATIONS FOR PARADES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
8. DISCUSSION ON TRIMMING OF TREES TABLED
9. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT TABLED
10. OTHER BUSINESS
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION
12. RECONVENE & ADJOURN

 

1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Mayor Pro-tem Barnett.

 

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Arrington.

 

3. ROLL CALL. Present: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley. Absent: Mayor David Ogden, Bryan Burrows.

Others present: Donald C. Sudweeks, Jaygen Mullen, Keaton Anderson, CJ Bogh, David Watts, Todd Mullen, Dustin Anderson, Michelle Olsen, Chief Trent Lloyd, and David Anderson

 

4. APPOINTMENTS. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett proposed the appointment of Susan Jensen and Blaine Brienholt and the reappointment of Lisa White to the Planning Commission. Motion: appoint of Susan Jensen and Blaine Brienholt and reappoint Lisa White to the Planning Commission, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

5. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held December 12, 2017. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held December 12, 2017, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

 

6. EXPENDITURES. The Council reviewed the December 2017 Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal. Motion: Approve the Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal for December 2017, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

 

7. PUBLIC HEARING – REGULATIONS FOR PARADES AND SPECIAL EVENTS. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett opened a public hearing at to receive comments on a proposed ordinance to regulate parades and special events. Chief Lloyd visited with the County Attorney about the language of the ordinance and the County Attorney suggested changing the wording from “…will be deemed abandoned property and may be removed from public property…” to “…will be deemed abandoned property and a public hazard and shall be removed from the public property.”

Chief Lloyd was concerned the fact that there is a parade on July 3 and it would be illegal for chairs to be there for that parade if they are not allowed until 9 p.m. He suggested that the chairs be allowed to be placed at 6 p.m. instead of 9 p.m.

Councilmember Nielson wondered what would happen if we change the time to 6:00 p.m. and people are there at 5:00 p.m. to set up their chairs. The businesses do not close until 6:00 p.m.

Posting and noticing will be very important so that people would know exactly what the time limit is. Councilmember Christensen pointed out that we could change it to six and if there is a problem this year, then we could change it for next year.

Mr. Creamer stated that we need to determine where we are going to store chairs and who is going to enforcement. The most logical place would be the City yard. The ordinance is written so that City employees can pick up chairs, but anything to do with a vehicle has to be taken care of by the police department.

Mayor Pro-tem Barnett closed the public hearing at 7:21 p.m.

 

8. DISCUSSION ON TRIMMING OF TREES TABLED. Motion: Table, Action: Tabled, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

 

9. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT TABLED. Motion: Table, Action: Tabled, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

10. SUBDIVISION FOR DONNY SUDWEEKS APPROVED. Mr. Sudweeks addressed the Council and stated that he has had interest shown in purchasing the vacant property so he would like to subdivide his property into 2 lots. He also stated that the Planning Commission recommended the Council consider granting a consent and waiver for special improvement district. Motion: Approve a subdivision with a consent and waiver of improvements for special improvement district as recommended by the Planning Commission. Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

 

11. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Christensen reported that they will be taking the lights off the trees on Main Street this Saturday at 11 a.m.

Councilmember Arrington met with a couple commissioners about a meeting they had with Sign Central to fix the sign at the City Park. The cost would be approximately $25,000. The County would just like to not be involved with the sign or its maintenance any longer. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett noted that when the sign was installed, there were four partners; the City, County, School District and the College. He wondered if the other 3 partners were still involved. The School District and the College have not been involved since the original $10,000 donation. The City usually pays the maintenance and anything major was split between the City and the County. Councilmember Arrington wondered how affective the sign is. Mr. Creamer stated that he has mixed feelings about the sign because this is one way of letting the public know things. Councilmember Christensen does not think that it would be worth fixing. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett stated that it would not hurt to contact the School District and the College to see if there is any interest in the sign. Councilmember Christensen thought that we should also contact the sign company that installed the sign to see what they would come up with. Councilmember Arrington will do some research before a decision is made.

The Commissioners also talked with Councilmember Arrington about the proposal to move a building from the College to Centennial Park. The Commissioners are not excited about having that building moved there. They suggested locating a bulb out area with a free Wi-Fi station and a City app that would direct people to points of interest and things that are available. Mr. Creamer reported that Mayor Ogden is working on a proposal for one of the next Council meeting. Councilmember Nielson recalled a discussion about having the County move the travel office and the Chamber of Commerce into that building to help man it. There was some concern that we would not be able to staff such a building on our own.

Mayor Pro-tem Barnett noticed that there was a new business on the corner of 100 East and 300 North. He wondered retail businesses are allowed in residential zone. Mr. Creamer explained that this is in a commercial zone. Chief Lloyd was asked if he had received any complaints about this business. He stated that there had been a complaint from the neighbor about it being opened late. There was some discussion about the sign being located in the clear view area. Mr. Creamer stated that he would follow up on this.

Mayor Pro-tem Barnett attended the League of Cities and Towns board meeting yesterday and they discussed the League’s Legislative Policy Committee. He found out that each city and town in the State is allowed to have at least 3 voting members on this committee and because he is on the board, we could actually have 4 voting members. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett asked who represents the City on this committee and Mr. Creamer stated that he and Mayor Ogden were on the committee. Mayor Pro-tem Barnett wondered if it was to our advantage to try and staff that committee. Mr. Creamer stated that it would depend on our level of interest and it is very difficult for some to attend those meetings on a monthly basis. The meetings are streamed.

Elected Officials Day at the Legislature will be held on Wednesday, January 24 at the Capitol.

Mr. Creamer reported that the sewer inlet station is complete and in operation and that the new SRE building at the airport is close to completion. The new well located in the business park is being pumped and tested and will hopefully be completed by early spring.

Councilmember Nielson noticed in the paper that they are advertising rentals in the new Eagle View project and she wondered if it was completed. Mr. Creamer stated that most of the units do have certificates of occupancy.

Councilmember Nielson asked how the new arrangement with Sunrise Engineering for building inspection is working. Mr. Creamer stated that they have been doing it since December 1 and to our knowledge, it is working fine.

Councilmember Nielson reported that the sign on the Laundromat is hanging and there are broken windows with cats running in and out. Mr. Creamer stated that Mr. Billingsley was sent to look at it and he did not find any issues, but we can have him look at it again.

Todd Mullen was present and was asked how the golf course is doing. He stated that he had to close the course on the 22 of December because the greens were being worn down to the dirt due to the lack of moisture. He is hopeful with the moisture that we have received this week that he would be able to open it this weekend.

Michelle Olsen was present and asked how things are at the library. She reported that new books would be announced at the library this month.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED. At 7:49 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.

PASSED and APPROVED this 30 day of January, 2018.

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