THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
April 24, 2018
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 24, 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. SEVIER COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION POST 37 PROPOSAL
6. PUBLIC HEARING SHORT-TERM OR VACATION RENTALS
7. PUBLIC HEARING REZONE THE PROPERTY FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE ELKS LODGE
8. PUBLIC HEARING ISSUANCE OF STREET IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS TO BE ISSUED
9. IMPACT FEES FOR A NEW LAUNDROMAT DISCUSSED
10. ENTERPRISE ZONES DISCUSSION TABLED
11. RESOLUTION 2018-7 TABLED
12. ORDINANCE 2018-2 CREATING A RICHFIELD CITY BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE ADOPTED
13. GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT AT THE AIRPORT APPROVED
14. OTHER BUSINESS
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION
16. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were given by Mr. Langston.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Nielson.
 
3. ROLL CALL Present: Mayor David Ogden, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen, Matt Creamer.
Others present: Dean Brewer, Doug Sunderland, Julia Parslow, Andrea Andreason, Reg Bingham, Coylene Brinkerhoff, Michael Snow, Carter Hunt, Britten Christensen, Carson DeMille, Wyatt Andreason, Todd Mullen, Heather Newby and Dave Anderson.
 
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held April 10, 2018. Motion: approve the minutes of the meeting held April 10, 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
5. SEVIER COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION POST 37 PROPOSAL. Adjutant Reg Bingham, Commander Doug Sunderland and Vice Commander Dean Brewer presented a proposal to the Council for a permanent banner to be placed on some PVC poles that would be mounted in concrete. They would fly a 10-foot to 12-foot banner on this frame.
Mr. Brewer explained that they made some a presentation at some elementary schools and learned that the children knew nothing about Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 and that they knew even less about World War II. They were appalled that something so important in our Country’s history had so little visibility that school kids, grades 5 and 6, knew nothing about it. The entire Post, most of who are veterans, felt that they needed to do something about this.
Mr. Brewer was fortunate enough in May of 2013 to visit Pearl Harbor and he took a picture of the Arizona Memorial and the battleship Missouri, which symbolizes the beginning and ending of World War II. They flipped the picture because when you something, you read from left to right. Flipping the picture made it so that the beginning is on the left and the ending on the right. They are proposing that banner be flown a few days before December 7 and for a few days following. It’s a cloth banner that is 10-feet long and 5-feet high. It is a porous material so that the wind will go through it without destroying it. They did a banner like this that has flown in the Monroe Veterans’ Memorial Park and they would like to fly one like this in Richfield. They are not suggesting where it is should be flown, but they would like it to be flown in a location that would be visible whether it was at the cemetery or somewhere else.
Mr. Langston suggested flying it across the Main Street by the City Park.
Councilmember Burrows suggested flying it on the flag poles at the cemetery gate. Mr. Brewer gave the Council a copy of a DVD of a presentation that they put on at South Sevier High School.
Councilmember Barnett felt that this banner belonged at the Veterans’ Memorial. The Council and the American Legion agreed that it should be flown at the Veterans’ Memorial.
Councilmember Barnett felt that this banner should also be flown on Memorial Day and Veterans Day as well. He was asked by Mayor Ogden to work with the American Legion to come up with a location for this banner.
 
6. PUBLIC HEARING SHORT-TERM OR VACATION RENTALS. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing to at 7:16 pm to receive comments on a requested amendment to include short-term or vacation rentals. Mike Snow noted that his daughter travels all over and stays at places like this.
Councilmember Nielson stated that she was at her daughter’s home back in North Carolina and their community is having a real battle with vacation rentals because of the parking along the streets brought to the streets by the rentals. She stated that we need to be sure that this is the way we want it before it is passed. Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 7:19 p.m.
 
7. PUBLIC HEARING REZONE THE PROPERTY FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE ELKS LODGE. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing 7:19 p.m. to receive comments on a proposed request to rezone the property formerly known as the Elks Lodge located at1955 South Cove View Rd from commercial to multi-family residential.
Monte Turner represented the Planning Commission and informed the Council of the Planning Commission’s decision and recommendation on this matter from their public hearing last night. Mr. Turner stated that the residents on both sides of the property and other residents in the other subdivisions close to the area expressed their concerns about having this property rezoned for multi-family. They Planning Commission voted and made a recommendation to the City Council to have the property zoned single family residential. What the Brinkerhoffs wanted to do was determined by the Planning Commission to be allowed under the City ordinance as an accessory dwelling unit, which would allow 2 families to live in one unit. Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 7:25 p.m.
 
8. PUBLIC HEARING ISSUANCE OF STREET IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS TO BE ISSUED. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing opened at 7:26 p.m. to receive comments for the issuance of Street Improvement Revenue Bonds and any potential economic impact to the private sector regarding to the construction of the Project to be funded by the Bonds.
Mr. Langston stated that this is the bond to redo the street at the intersection of 1300 South and College Avenue and a portion of 800 South. Councilmember Burrows thought that the street by Boyters would be included in the project. Mr. Langston stated that it will be included, but it will not be funded by the bond. Mayor Ogden closed the public hearing closed at 7:28 p.m.
 
9. IMPACT FEES FOR A NEW LAUNDROMAT DISCUSSED. Andrea Andreason and her husband own a Laundromat in Salina and have done for 10 years. They have wanted to bring the service to Richfield for some time and so they recently put an offer in on the Texaco property on south Main Street. She explained what the cost of impact fees would be based on a formula of 1.38 washers equals one ERU, which means that the impact fee for one washer would be $3,600.
If she brought in 30 washers, her impact fee would be $105,000.
She explained that her water usage at her current location was 32,000 gallons and that comes out to be 1,000 gallons per day. According to Richfield’s ERU, one ERU is based on 580 gallons per day so her usage does not even add up to 2 ERUs. There plans show 26 machines currently plan with the potential of increasing that to 30 machines depending on the space. That would increase their usage. However, 10 years ago washers used 33 gallons of water per cycle and they are now down to 10 gallons per cycle.
Her water usage was higher in 2017 than they will be in 2018 because they changed 8 of the washers to high-efficiency washers. She checked on a few other impact fees and water usage for Richfield and the closes one they could find was the tractor supply and the impact fee for that bu8lding was $3041 and they use 59,000 gallons of water this last year. Salina City’s water impact fees are based on the water line size and so according to their water line size, the impact fee would be $3,100.
She asked the Council to consider adjusting the impact fee so they can bring this to Richfield. They believe that the City needs this. The City needs a facility that can service all of the people that we have, including tourism and multi-family housing.
Councilmember Nielson asked if they were going to do the car wash too. Mrs. Andreason stated that they would bring that car wash back into operation.
Councilmember Burrows asked if they would take the building down and Mrs. Andreason stated that they are just planning to renovate it.
Mr. Langston stated that he believed that the most important thing is to be fair and he agreed with Mrs. Andreason that our impact fee is not fair. There is no way that she would be using 100,000 gallons of water a day. Our impact fee is based on a schedule provided by the State of Utah. Hr could see a Laundromat in Salt lake City being opened 24/7 and using much more water than one in a rural area.
Carson DeMille stated that the numbers are provided by the State and they probably are based on a facility in a city where the washers would be running all day every day. The schedules do say to use the numbers unless you have more information that would say otherwise. Using Mrs. Andreason’s data, the Council could make an exception to that based on this data.
Councilmember Barnett was confused because we normally charge impact fees for new construction and this is not new construction; it is just a different business going in there to an existing building. Mr. Langston noted that this is a change of use and Mrs. Andreason asked if she did not upgrade the line if she would still have to pay an impact fee. Mr. Langston stated that there would still be an impact fee because it will change the usage from what it was to a use that will need more water. However, because it is an existing building, Mr. Langston felt that there should be a credit of a least one impact fee. We just need to figure out what the peak usage in a day would be and that is hard to know. Mr. Langston felt that they should just be charged for one impact fee on water and one impact fee on sewer Motion: Re-adjust the impact fees for a Laundromat to require 3 impact fees for water and 3 impact fees for sewer and give a credit on both water and sewer for one impact fee, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
10. ENTERPRISE ZONES DISCUSSION TABLED. Malcolm Nash was not available tonight. Motion: Table, Action: Tabled, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
11. RESOLUTION 2018-7 TABLED. A resolution recommending Economic Development Enterprise Zones was tabled. Motion: Table, Action: Tabled, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
12. ORDINANCE 2018-2 CREATING A RICHFIELD CITY BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE ADOPTED. The Council reviewed an ordinance to create a Bicycle and Trails Committee. Carson DeMille introduced the acting and proposed members of the Committee. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2018-2 establishing a Bicycle and Trails Committee, Action: Approve, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
13. GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT AT THE AIRPORT APPROVED. The Council reviewed a ground lease for a hanger at the Airport that has been sold to J&A Air. Motion: Approve a Ground Lease Agreement with J & A Air for the lease of property for a hanger at the Airport, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
14. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Barnett stated that the League of Cities and Towns convention is this week in St. George that he and Mayor Ogden will be attending. Councilmember Barnett will miss the next Council meeting because he will be out of town for a conference.
Miss Richfield Tea will be held May 7 at the Golf Course Clubhouse. Councilmember Nielson asked Mayor Ogden to be there and welcome the girls there.
 
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 8:16 p.m., Motion: Convene an executive session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual(s) to serve on the Bicycle and Trails Committee, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
16. RECONVEN & ADJOURN. Before adjourning, Councilmember Barnett stated that he would like to see the Bicycle and Trails Committee put together a comprehensive bicycle trails and a map of the paths both what we have and proposed trails for mountain biking, but also include a bicycle and walking path through the community. It should be fairly easy to get what we currently have and what the County has to come up with a plan for additional trails. Councilmember Barnett would like to see this committee put together a master bike and walking path. If the City had a plan in place and someone wanted to develop where we have a path planned, then they would have to incorporate that in their development.
At 8:44 p.m., Motion: Reconvene and adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 3). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Connie Nielson. Excused: Kevin Arrington, Kathy Christensen.
 
PASSED and APPROVED this 8 day of May, 2018.

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