THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
January 8, 2019
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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. EXPENDITURES APPROVED
6. JR. MISS RICHFIELD REPORT
7. RUSSIAN OLIVE TREES AT THE GOLF COURSE DISCUSSED
8. SOURCE PROTECTION REVIEWED AND APPROVED
9. QUATERE/EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM DISCUSSED
10. AMENDED AIRPORT GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT APPROVED
11. NOTICE TO HANGER OWNERS REGARDING RATE CHANGE APPROVED
12. ENTERPRIXE ZONE REOLUTION 2018-9 RATIFIED
13. OTHER BUSINESS
14. MEETING ADJOURNED
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Mr. Langston.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
 
3. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Mike Langston. Excused: Richard Barnett, Michele Jolley.
 
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held December 11, 2018. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held December 11, 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
5. EXPENDITURES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the warrants and cash disbursements for December 2019. Motion: Approve the warrants and cash disbursements for December 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
6. JR. MISS RICHFIELD REPORT. Jr. Miss Richfield Gillyin Jenson reported to the Council the things she has been able to do as Jr. Miss Richfield. She explained what her experiences were and how grateful she was for the opportunity to serve the community. The Council thanked her for her service. Councilmember Arrington stated that in the past the girls who may not live in Richfield, but go to school in Richfield have been able to participate. Some of the other communities are expanding this so that the girls, who live, go to school or work in the community could participate in the program. Councilmember Arrington asked the Council how they felt about this, noting that it would probably need to be applicable to Miss Richfield if the Jr. Miss program were to change. The Council felt that the requirements should remain the same.
 
7. RUSSIAN OLIVE TREES AT THE GOLF COURSE DISCUSSED. Paul Jenkins had requested an audience before the City Council to discuss this matter, but he was unable to attend the meeting. Councilmember Burrows asked Todd Mullen how many Russian olive trees we have at the golf course. There are upwards of 150 of those trees and Councilmember Burrows wanted to know what it would do to the overall landscape of the course if these trees were all removed. Mr. Mullen felt that it would ruin the overall look. Councilmember Nielson asked if we would replace those trees if they were taken out. Councilmember Christensen stated that it would cost a fortune to take them out and replace them and that they would be replaced with something smaller that would take a long time to mature to that point. Mayor Ogden felt that it we do not propagate them on the golf course that we were okay, unless there is another movement and then we would have to be the example. Motion: table item, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett. This matter will be continued on the agenda for the January 22 meeting.
 
8. SOURCE PROTECTION REVIEWED AND APPROVED. Carson DeMille of Jones & DeMille Engineering discussed 3 of the source protection plans that needed to be updated for the spring, cemetery well and the shop deep well. The industrial park well is gone now so it is not being updated. The last update was done in 2011 and not a lot has changed, but Mr. DeMille reviewed some of the changes, including a few commercial business updates including IFA, High Country Auto, Commercial Tire, the new Laundromat, the Richfield Practice, Lin’s Market (which just changed the name), Rocky Mountain Power (for some reason was not on the list), the spine and pain center, the oral and facial surgery. Other than that, there were not any other changes, but the Council needed to readopt them as part of the requirement by the State. Motion: Adopt the source protection plans, Action: Approves, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
9. QUATERE/EMERGING ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM DISCUSSED. Megan Mustoe started her law business in October of 2017 and you cannot google everything to have a successful business in Sevier County. She said that the tips she received were from local people running local small businesses and the ingenuity of how to have a successful small business here. What is the best advertising? How are you getting your clients? How are you doing billing? They now have 105 members on facebook. They are doing monthly meetings with the support of the Chamber of Commerce, the County and Snow College. Her biggest goal is to look at the success of this place because what we have here is precious. So how do we keep building that up? Tomorrow night is their next meeting and it will be mostly about what Sevier County can provide small businesses. She asked the City Council if they had ideas or businesses that would like to talk about their successes and give tidbits of advice, let her know.
Trenton Wilson with USU Extension and the Rural On-line Initiative Program is from Price and brought the idea about putting together a weekly quatere group of small businesses owners that are trying to meet incremental business goals. The County picked this up and said that they could fund a facilitator, Graysen Fox.
Ms. Mustoe explained that this program is at no cost because they are trying to help individuals who are starting a business.
Graysen Fox has been asked to facilitate the quatere group. It is a 12-week program and they are about 8 weeks in. Quatere identifies promising creators of value and helps them be productive. They have a yarn shop that has successfully moved to Main Street. One new vacation rental property. Progress with a equine therapy business, a feed manufacturing business, creating several manufacturing businesses in the food and cabinet industry, publishing a book, etc. They are going to start another 12-week program beginning February 13.
Trenton Wilson is with the rural online initiative with the Utah State Extension Office. In Sevier County, there have been 11 people who have completed the certification program with the Rural online initiative. There are 14 from Sevier County in the class that was just started yesterday. His area covers most of the six county area and in that area, 29 people have completed the program. Currently there are 42 people in the six county area.
 
10. AMENDED AIRPORT GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT APPROVED. Adam Robinson was present to discuss changes to the Airport Ground Lease Agreement. Mr. Robinson stated that we had a discrepancy in the lease agreement dealing with subleasing hangers. The City Attorney has reviewed the lease and submitted some changes to the lease agreement to correct this problem. Mr. Creamer stated that we lease the ground for such a minimal amount that it seems unfair for someone to create a business using the City’s property.
Motion: Approve the amendments to the Airport Ground Lease with the changes as discussed, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
Mr. Robinson mentioned an issue he has been having out at the Airport with dogs running loose. There are 7 dogs at the Airport right now. The problem is the dog poop that is around the hangers and in the City’s hanger. We have a lease law in the City and the County and if one of the dogs hits a propeller, it’s a prop strike. Dogs are high risk at an airport. Mr. Creamer asked if it were common for airports to just say no dogs allowed. Councilmember Burrows noted that we had to build a 10-foot high fence around the airport to keep animals out. Mr. Robinson said that there have been 3 deer killed out there this year because they are coming in on the east side where the fence is not done. Funding for the fence on the east has been approved, but the scheduled completion date is not until August 29.
Councilmember Nielson wondered if we could pass an ordinance that said no dogs or no lose or roaming dogs. Mr. Creamer stated that we should ask 6 to 10 other airports in the State what they do. Mr. Robinson stated that the ones he has talked to do not allow dogs at the airport. Mr. Creamer stated that we should get some of those policies so that we have something to base ours on. That way it would not seem like we are the only ones out there trying to do away with dogs. Councilmember Nielson does feel that this is a safety issue and we need to be wary of it because of the liability.
Mr. Creamer just thought it would take some heat off if we were doing what responsible airports everywhere else are doing. Mr. Robinson would like to do this in a way of education first. Councilmember Burrows felt that a letter should be sent to the lessees stating what the policies of other airports are and what we feel ought to happen. Mr. Robinson said that he would get the Council some policies.
 
11. NOTICE TO HANGER OWNERS REGARDING RATE CHANGE APPROVED. Motion: Approve the notice to hanger owners regarding rate changes once they have been adopted, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
12. ENTERPRISE ZONE RESOLUTION 2018-9 RATIFIED. Mr. Creamer explained that Malcolm Nash needed to have a resolution submitted to the State in December. The Council had tabled the resolution and requested that all of the City be included in the Enterprise Zone. Since this was done, Mayor Ogden signed the resolution and is asking the Council to ratify that resolution. Motion: , Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
13. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr. Creamer stated that he had been approached on a potential water trade. We are going to do some due diligence in terms of approving the right. It based on trading some of our Sevier Valley Canal shares for an underground right. Councilmember Burrows stated that we needed to talk numbers on it, but the possibility is there.
Councilmember Burrows discussed the new park and Mr. Creamer reported that we are supposed to get the contract from CDBG for the grant. Councilmember Burrows wondered if we were going to go any further than want the grant will do. Mr. Creamer thought maybe doing some leveling and doing like we did at the cemetery, if we had a basic design of the park, getting some grass planted rather than having weeds grow. Councilmember Christensen thought that would be hard. Councilmember Christensen asked if we were going to open it up to the public about what they would like to see there. Councilmember Burrows was approached by someone who is interested in farming this property again this summer. If we are not going to do anything, maybe this should be considered. Mr. Creamer said we should have the funding in place so may there could be something on the agenda to discuss where we go from here and noted that maybe we could dictate some terms that could help us. Councilmember Nielson wondered if there was a time limit. Councilmember Burrows stated we agreed to 5 years. So this year we would do the curb, gutter and sidewalk and finishing the public improvements on the parameter. Councilmember Burrows noted that there is a drainage issue on the southeast corner of this property so when this gets going we should have someone look at that.
Councilmember Arrington reported that we may know by the end of the week who is going to be the new president of Snow College. They will be interviewing for Nick VanDyke’s position sometime around the middle part of February.
 
14. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 8:40 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, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
PASSED and APPROVED this 12 day of February, 2019.

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