THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
February 12, 2019
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 12, 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. OTHER BUSINESS
7. EXECUTIVE SESSION
8. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Nielson.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
 
3. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley.
 
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held January 8 and January 23, 2019. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meetings held January 8 and January 23, 2019, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
 
5. EXPENDITURES. The Council reviewed the January 2019 Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal. Councilmember Arrington asked if the storage rental for the 4th of July from Brienholts was where the Chamber keeps its float. Mr. Langston noted that it was. Councilmember Arrington asked how close we were to getting the 1300 South traffic signal installed. He pointed out that there was $22,000 on the warrant register to Jones and DeMille for traffic for the traffic signal. Mr. Creamer explained that this was for engineering on that general project. The project started last fall and they are just waiting until the batch plants are open again to finish the project. Also included in this project was 800 South which was mostly completed in the fall of last year. UDOT is contributing $25,000 to the intersection portion of the project and they will do their share concurrently with our project.
Mr. Langston informed the Council that on the next disbursement journal, our spring with some major electrical and wiring issues that had to be completely redone and between the portion dealing with the pool and the water system, a bill of $10,000 or $11,000 will be reflected. This was an unforeseen expense. Motion: Approve the warrant register and cash disbursement journal for January 2109, Action: Approved, 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.
 
6. RENEWED LEASE AGREEMENT WITH THE DIVISION OF WILDLIFE SERVICES (DWR) APPROVED. Kendall Bagley discussed things that have gone on the last 5 years and proposed a change to their lease agreement. They would like to exercise their option and renew the agreement for an additional 5 years. They would like the lease to begin the first of July so that it runs with their fiscal year.
Mr. Bagley felt that the goals set at the on-set have been accomplished. Over the last 5 years, they have spent around 180,000 on the property. They have also been working with the weed abatement program so they are doing a lot of preventative measures to help maintain the area. The DWR leased some of the water from Warren Harward and the City recently purchased some of the water from Mr. Harward. Mr. Bagley has talked with Mr. Creamer about leasing some of this water back on a short term basis. They have received some donations from different vendors through in-kind services. They are working on predator control which the County has matched each year for the past 5 years. Motion: Continue the lease with Division of Wildlife Services with the new lease to begin July 1, 2019 and continue for 5 years, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, 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.
 
7. PUBLIC HEARING ON OHV ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing at 7:21 p.m. to receive comments on proposed amendments to the City’s OHV ordinance. Chief Lloyd was present and stated that the changes to the ordinance will make it easier to enforce and that there are no major changes to the existing ordinance. The changes eliminate the designation of certain streets so that all streets can be used and enforcement would be through traffic violations. Mayor Ogden declared the hearing closed at 7:27 p.m.
 
8. AMENDED AIRPORT GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT APPROVED. The Council reviewed the final draft of the Airport Ground Lease Agreement that was amended by the City Attorney to include a rental fee for hanger owners who lease their hangers and not just those hangers where a SASO or business is located. Motion: Approve the amended Airport Ground Lease Agreement as discussed, Action: Approve, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
9. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION 2019-1 FOR THE 2019 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ADOPTED. Mr. Creamer attended the CIB meeting where the City’s application for a 4 million 50,000 dollar package which was half loan and half grant. This gave us the opportunity to double what we would be able to do. Councilmember Barnett recalled the Council discussing paying this off within 4 to 5 years. Mr. Creamer stated that it is a 10 year loan and we could pay it off sooner, but it will also allow us some additional monies in our class c fund for other emergencies that may arise. Councilmember Barnett felt that we would be wise to pay this off as quickly as we can. If we stretch this out and start to eat away at the class c road funds in years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 then we would not have those funds available for those years moving forward. That is why he believed it would behoove the City to pay it off within 4 to 5 years and maybe stretch it to 6 years. If we pay it off quicker, then it serves the purpose that we did this for. Mr. Creamer noted that we had discussed doing the same thing again in 6 or 7 years. That would put us in a really good position so that we would be on a good rotation of maintaining the streets.
With this project we are doing some reconstruction of roads, but the majority of it is micro seal which is like a chip seal process except the chips are mixed right in with the oil when it is laid down. The micro seal will be done on 18 miles of roads and 1 ½ miles or reconstruction, including the Flying J corner. They City approached UDOT and they approved $80,000 for this portion of the project.
Mr. Langston stated that we are currently doing sidewalks and crack sealing in preparation for the areas that will accommodate the micro seal. We have spent some money that we did not anticipate spending, but we have it so we should be okay.
Councilmember Christensen asked what the schedule was for the 100 East project. The 100 East project will also be underway this year. Mr. Creamer stated that the bids for this project will be out in the 45 days. Currently, because it is a federally funded project, there are a lot of rules so we had to hire an acquisition agent to deal with all of the property owners that will be impacted by this project. We are not buying any property, but we will be working next to, and in some cases on private property and we are required to pay them a fee for this.
We received a one million dollar grant for the 100 East project with a total project cost of 1.3 million dollars. Motion: Adopt Resolution 2019-1 for funding of the 2019 street improvement project, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
10. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Barnett reported on the Day at the Legislature and the ULCT Board meeting. One of the most important issues affecting the City is sales tax reform.
Councilmember Arrington reported that the Independence Day committee will be meeting sometime in March. A decision has already been made for the July 3rd entertainment. Councilmember Arrington does not intend to file for reelection so we need to have a plan going forward as to who is going to take over the Independence Day planning. The Miss Richfield program would like to honor a woman in the community and recognize her for her service.
The Sevier Valley Center board met this morning and they discussed the possibility of the partners getting one rent free event per year. It would not include staffing. The board would like to put a procedure in place where the City and County would get up to $1000 off the rent for one event.
Mr. Creamer mentioned that some new banners for Main Street were ordered for the spring. In looking at our banners, it was the spring banners that were looking the most tattered and worn.
Mayor Ogden asked if anyone was aware of the efforts being made to change the makeup of the CIB Board. He explained that the newly elected Senator, Ronald Winterton, is sponsoring SB152 to amend the CIB Board. If passed, it would change the makeup of the board by discontinuing representation from Water Resources, Water Quality, Department of Workforce Services and State Treasurer.
The legislation would replace these individuals with a State Senator, State Representative, Director of SITLA, and representatives from the top oil producing county, top coal producing county and top natural gas producing county. Mayor Ogden texted Senator Okerlund and Stewart Adams, Senate President and Evans Victors, Senate Majority Leader at the request of the Six County AOG and the County Commissioners. If this happens we will not be represented the same way that we have been. Mr. Creamer will also be contacting our representatives and a couple other people. They will also do something on behalf of Richfield City. Councilmember Barnett is going to contact the League and make sure they are aware of it as well.
 
11. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 8:15 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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 26 day of February, 2019.

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