THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the City Council
In and For Said City
June 11, 2019
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, June 11, 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. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
6. SUPPORT FOR SUICIDE WALK APPROVED
7. ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARING
8. ANNEXATION ORDINANCE 2019-4 ADOPTED
9. FINAL PLAT TO AMEND PHASE 1 AND PLAT PHASE 2 OF THE LINKS SUBDIVISION APPROVED
10. TENTATIVE BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
11. RECESS
12. RECONVENE
13. LIABILITY INSURANCE AWARDED
14. OTHER BUSINESS
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION
16. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Arrington.
 
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 May 21, 2019. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held May 21, 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. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT. Chairman Monte Turner reported on the Planning Commission meeting held June 5, 2019. The Commission granted a conditional use permit to Travis Jensen to operate a business called LTTR Inc., dba Richfield Welding and Fabrication at 525 South 100 East.
Tammy Hansen’s filed an application to request that she be allowed to create two apartments in her business building (Salon 56) located at 45 East Center Street. The Planning Commission asked her to do a little more homework on the parking. There is quite a bit of parking around that building, but it is in the downtown zone and the Commission wants to be sure that the parking is adequate. Also, Chet Thompson indicated that he owns some property behind this building and he would be willing to let people park there.
They also determined that the line of the downtown zone should be on the east side of the entire Valley Builder business. There was nothing concrete about where the boundary of the zone was. According to our ordinance, the Planning Commission can make the decision as to where the boundary actually is.
 
6. SUPPORT FOR SUICIDE WALK APPROVED. Tracy Balch discussed the plans being made for the suicide walk. The walk will be held on September 7 and all of the funding goes for research and advocacy. She indicated that she did not need funding, but she did request in-kind or other donations such as allowing them to use the Lion’s Park free of charge. Ms. Balch also asked the City to form a team to participate in the walk. She asked for permission to put a sign on City property to advertise the walk.
Mr. Creamer stated that the City would be willing to donate the use of the park for that day.
Councilmember Christensen thanked Ms. Balch for her willingness to be involved and also expressed condolences for the loss of Ms. Balch’s daughter.
 
7. ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARING. At 7:20 p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed annexation of property located north of 700 North and west of 750 East and owned by Garth Ogden. Mr. Creamer explained that this is part of the Ideal Acres subdivision. The annexation is necessary to include all of the subdivision in the City limits. Hearing no comments, Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 7:22 p.m.
 
8. ANNEXATION ORDINANCE 2019-4 ADOPTED. The Council considered an ordinance annexing the property owned by Garth Ogden. Motion: Adopt ordinance 2019-4 annexing property owned by Garth Ogden into the corporate boundary of Richfield City, 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.
 
9. FINAL PLAT TO AMEND PHASE 1 AND PLAT PHASE 2 OF THE LINKS SUBDIVISION APPROVED. Kay McIff discussed the amendment for Phase I and the lots to be included in Phase 2. He was not in favor of the conditions set by the Planning Commission. One of the items discussed was the block wall along the canal. He plans to continue the block wall to the west because he thinks it is useful to the attractiveness of the area. He was concerned about the Planning Commission suggestion that the water and sewer connections be placed in the side yard setbacks. His experience has been that putting the water and sewer connections in the middle of the front of the lot, does not create a problem with the water meters ending up in the middle of the driveways, which is what the Planning Commission was trying to prevent.
Motion: Approve amendment to Phase I and plat for Phase II of the Links Subdivision and allowing Mr. McIff to place the water and sewer connections where he has planned for them to be, Action: Approved, Moved by Richard Barnett, 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. TENTATIVE BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING. At 8:00 p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing to receive comments on the tentative budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the transfers from the water and sewer enterprise funds for salaries. Hearing no comments, Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 8:01 p.m.
 
11. RECESS. At 8:01 p.m., 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.
 
12. RECONVENE. At 8:15 p.m., regular session of the Richfield City Council reconvened.
 
13. LIABILITY INSURANCE AWARDED. The Council reviewed the quotes received for the City’s liability insurance. Mr. Creamer explained that the City received 2 proposals; one from our current provider Utah Local Government’s Trust and one from Sorenson Leavitt Insurance. Both proposals came back fully satisfying the request for coverage. The quote from Sorenson Leavitt for Olympus Insurance was for $101,080 and the quote from Local Government’s Trust was $98,785 with a rebate given of 12,639, so the final quote was for $86,146. Local Government’s Trust also increased the coverage in most areas as to what we were requiring as a minimum. Based on the quotes received, City staff recommended that the liability insurance coverage be awarded to Local Government’s Trust. Motion: Award coverage for the City’s liability insurance to Utah Local Governments’ Trust, Action: Approved. Moved by Bryan Burrows, 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.
 
14. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Barnett suggested that if we are trying to eliminate yard sale signs on light poles that we needed to enforce it. He thinks the board has been effective, but there are still some that are not using it.
Miss Richfield will be held at the high school this year.
Councilmember Arrington discussed the insurance for musical. He got a couple of bids on some special event insurance. One of the bids was $830 for 16 rehearsal days and 6 performances. The City is already making a donation, so he was not sure how should we handle this. Does the City want to donate a little more for that? Councilmember Burrows suggested letting the directors decide what they want to do.
Councilmember Nielson heard that we were going to have marijuana raised in Annabella.
Mayor Ogden was called by Scott Jensen about the sign on his building not being seen because of the trees. He does not want the trees cut down, but he wondered about relaxing the sign ordinance and allowing them to have other signs to advertise their business.
 
15. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 8:52 p.m., Motion: Adjourn and convene and executive session to discuss strategy for the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, 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.
 
16. RECONVENE & ADJOURN. At 9:15 p.m., Motion: Reconvene and adjourn, Action: Adjourned. Moved by, Seconded by. 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 30th day of July, 2019.

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