THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
March 27, 2018
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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. MINUTES APPROVED
5. PUBLIC HEARING - BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE
6. SIX COUNTY AOG REPORT
7. RESOLUTION FOR ROAD ISSUES ALONG 100 WEST DISCUSSED
8. NEW GRASS AT THE CEMETERY APPROVED
9. AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF UNDERGROUND WATER SHARES APPROVED
10. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION 2018-2 ADOPTED
11. VACATION OR SHORT-TERM RENTALS DISCUSSED
12. OTHER BUSINESS
13. MEETING ADJOURNED
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Nielson.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
 
3. ROLL CALL Present: Mayor David Ogden, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley.
Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Matt Creamer.

Others present: Greg Blackburn, Keith Mogan, Natalie Mogan, Travis Kyhl, Scott Christensen, Russ Cowley, Kim Hansen, Corey Hansen, Brady Hansen, Carson DeMille and David Anderson.
 
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held March 13, 2018. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held March 13, 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett.
 
5. PUBLIC HEARING - BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE. At 7:15 p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing. Hearing no comments, Mayor Ogden closed hearing at 7:16 p.m.
 
6. SIX COUNTY AOG REPORT. Russ Cowley discussed the history of the Six County AOG. This organization was put together in 1979. In the late 80’s there was a lot of confusion about the different organizations, so it was split into regions. The Six County AOG covers Juab, Millard, Piute, Wayne, Sevier and Sanpete counties. They cover a range of resources such as infrastructure and 42 different programs. Scott Christensen is the Director of Aging Services and he discussed some of the programs they have and how they can help our area. Travis Kyhl is the Deputy Director and Regional Planner. He deals with the CDBG and CIB programs. Richfield City was put on the HUD’s pre-approved community list this last year which means that through census data they have determined that at least 51% of the population is low to moderate income. This is a great place to be on the list because it allows the City to apply for community wide CDBG programs every year without conducting surveys.
They also run a little housing non-profit which has dealt with the Eagleview Townhomes. Phase II is just about full and they go on inspections of the units and have found that they are very well maintained.
Councilmember Nielson asked if they were able to put seniors in the newest development. Mr. Kyhl indicated that 80% on the newest development has to be 55 and older.
Maurine Allred is the Director of the Housing and Community Action Departments. They have a program that tries to help make homes as efficient as possible. They were allocated money to do new furnaces and they use locate vendors to do replace them. Self-help homes are another program and they have 7 homes under construction now and are looking at a project in Aurora. They have a program that also helps fix older homes based on health and safety issues. They address roofs, plumbing and a lot of work that can be done to stabilize a house. They employ 80 people part time and full time.
 
7. RESOLUTION FOR ROAD ISSUES ALONG 100 WEST DISCUSSED. The Council discussed some options that could resolve the road issues along 100 West in front of the Hansen Collision development. After some discussion, Councilmember Burrows thought that the street to the south going into McDonalds should be shut off. However, some of the business owners had expressed their desire to have that access left open. Carson DeMille suggested installing a concrete approach so that it gives the appearance of entering a parking lot and installing a 3-way stop. Motion: Repair or develop access off from 1000 south and make the south end of 100 West a driveway approach with a 3-way stop along with a payback agreement for the street developments that Hansen’s have done, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett.
 
8. NEW GRASS AT THE CEMETERY APPROVED. Keith Mogan explained that the grass is ready to be planted at the cemetery. The sprinklers are in and the City crew is ready to move ahead. We had talked about a grass that would be low maintenance and drought-tolerant, but to have a grass that looks good, it will need to be watered and there will be a little maintenance that goes with it. The drought tolerant grass grows in more of a clump style and the cost savings for this to be planted now verses a different grass is about $1,200 to $1,500. The cost we are looking at is approximately $10,000 to buy the seed and have the 4 acres sewed in. The seed Mr. Mogan is proposing is a hybrid grass with Kentucky blue grass, rye and fescue and it is a slow growing grass. It looks good at a taller length. Mr. Mogan thought it would be cheaper in the long run to plant the regular grass now. The grass seed costs about $3,500 and to have it planted would cost about $7,000. So we are $10,500 with another $500 for fertilizer. Councilmember Burrows asked if the roads would also be seeded. Mr. Mogan stated that he is planning to haul material in so that the roads will be hard packed so it will be easy for them to keep the weeds down. Once the go ahead is given, in a week or two they will go in and do some of the prep work and finish settling it, but they want to wait to plant until we have multiple nights that are above freezing. Motion: Approve the expense of $11,000 for new grass out of the perpetual care fund, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett.
9. AGREEMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF UNDERGROUND WATER SHARES APPROVED. The Council reviewed a purchase agreement for the purchase of underground water shares. Motion: Approve agreement to purchase 28.816 acre feet of water for the sum of $8,000 per acre foot totaling $230,528 with a payment of $100,000 down and the balance in monthly installments of $2,463.22 for five years at an interest rate of 5%, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett.
 
10. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION 2018-2 ADOPTED. The council reviewed Parameters Resolution 2018-2 authorizing the issuance of Street Improvement Revenue Bonds of Richfield City, Sevier County, Utah and calling of a public hearing to receive input with respect to the issuance of such Bonds and any potential impact to the private sector from the construction of the Project. Motion: Adopt Parameters Resolution 2018-2 authorizing the issuance of Street Improvement Revenue Bonds of Richfield City, Sevier County, Utah and calling of a public hearing to receive input with respect to the issuance of such Bonds and any potential impact to the private sector from the construction of the Project, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett.
 
11. VACATION OR SHORT-TERM RENTALS DISCUSSED. The Council discussed the recommendations from the Planning Commission for vacation or short-term rentals and whether or not they should amend the ordinance to allow these. The Planning Commission recommended that the ordinance be changed to allow these in some of the residential zones, but that all parking be off street. Councilmember Burrows was concerned about this and thought that overnight parking of ATVs in front of the home being rented should be allowed. He believed that if someone is coming here, that is what they are coming here for.
 
12. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Burrows asked about the Enterprise Zones. He thought that currently our Enterprise Zone only applies to the industrial park. He wondered why we would not want to make our whole City an Enterprise Zone. He thought Salina just did that. He thinks we are missing the boat for some of our business people. We need to have this on the agenda for April 10.
 
13. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 8:30 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson.
PASSED and APPROVED this 10 day of April, 2018.

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