THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
May 28, 2019
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, May 28, 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 Mayor Ogden.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Bryan Burrows.
 
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 May 14, 2019. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held May 14, 2019, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
5. NOTICE TO PROCEED FOR THE 2019 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AWARDED. Mr. Creamer stated that the award of the contract was made and a preconstruction meeting was held. The project is set to begin next week. The project has a required completion date of November 1, 2019. Councilmember Christensen had someone who is concerned about the road project and some of the ditches that are deep and come out into the shoulder of the street. Mr. Creamer stated that if there are specific areas that we need to look at we could. Motion: Notice to proceed awarded, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
6. ORDINANCE 2019-3 AMENDING THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE ADOPTED. The Council reviewed Ordinance 2019-3 amending the short-term rental ordinance to include property located in the RM-11 zone. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2019-3, 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. RECESS. Motion: Recess to convene a Municipal Building Authority meeting, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, Seconded by Richard Barnett. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
8. RECONVENE. Regular session of the City Council reconvened at 7:21 p.m.
 
9. TENTATIVE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 ADOPTED. Councilmember Burrows asked about the $8,300 for the visitor center and wondered if it was left over from last year. Mr. Langston stated that it is ongoing money to help the visitor center. He stated that he made a separate department for this. The $8,300 is for utilities and whatever it costs to operate it. Councilmember Barnett asked about the usage of the visitor center. Mayor Ogden said that they have seen 1,000 to 1,200 people this year already from all over the world. They are getting new volunteers to help with that.
Mr. Langston noted that the changes discussed had been. Motion: Adopt the tentative budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, Action: Approved, Moved by Richard Barnett, 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.
 
10. ORDINANCE 2019-1 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed Ordinance 2019-1 annexing the property of the Municipal Building Authority also known as the Airport property. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2019-1 annexing property owned by the Municipal Building Authority, Action: Approved, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Kevin Arrington. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
 
11. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Barnett was approached by Scott Jensen who indicated that the parking lot behind his store is being neglected by the new people taking care of the Main Street landscaping. Councilmember Barnett also reported that there are a couple of spots along the bike path where the bushes and shrubbery are growing over onto the bike path, as well as some weeds coming up in the bike path and a bit of growth along the edges. Mr. Creamer stated that this was sprayed earlier in the spring. Mayor Ogden wondered if it was the City’s responsibility to take care of the freeway off ramps. He has noticed that there were a lot of weeds coming up in the rocks. Councilmember Nielson stated that there are a lot of fairly tall weeds between the bike path and the fence at the Rotary Park.
Councilmember Nielson asked about the water trade we had been talking about and where we are with that. Mr. Creamer stated that the owner of the water is applying for a change of use and in the meantime we are allowing them to use some of the water that would be part of the trade. If it does not go through then we will keep our water and they will keep their water.
Councilmember Nielson talked about the Miss Richfield pageant which currently has 15 girls signed up. We have had a great response from community members and the people who donate their time are amazing.
The airport matter will be discussed in ex session at our next Council meeting.
 
9. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 7:41 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
PASSED and APPROVED this 9 day of July, 2019.

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