Posted in City Council Meeting Minutes

THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
At the City Council
In and For Said City
September 24, 2019
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 24, 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. APPOINTMENTS.
5. SEVIER VALLEY HOSPITAL REPORT
6. PUBLIC HEARING FOR CIB APPLICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
7. AGREEMENT WITH SUNRISE ENGINEERING TO DESIGN A SPRINKLING SYSTEM FOR THE NEW PARK ACCEPTED
8. ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2019-9 ADOPTED
9. RESOLUTION 2019-5 DISSOLVING REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY READOPTED
10. OTHER BUSINESS
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION
12. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Kevin Arrington.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Mike Langston.
 
3. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Richard Barnett, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Mike Langston (Not voting), Michele Jolley.
 
4. APPOINTMENTS. Mayor Ogden thanked Mr. Creamer for his many years of dedicated service to our community. Mr. Creamer stated that it was a real honor to work for Richfield City. The first Richfield City Council meeting that he attended would have been in the fall of 1981 in the basement of the Library.
Mayor Ogden has asked Michele Jolley if she would accept the responsibility to replace Mr. Creamer. Mayor Ogden recommended that the Council appoint Michele Jolley as City Manager and she will continue to serve as the City Recorder as of October 1, 2019. Motion: Appoint Michele Jolley to serve as the City Manager as of October 1, 2019, 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.
 
5. SEVIER VALLEY HOSPITAL REPORT. Brent Schmidt and Angel Roundy reported on the Sevier Valley Hospital. Mr. Schmidt is the new Administrator for the Hospital and Angel Roundy is the Nurse Administrator. He updated that Council on the Hospital and the services that are provided. Mr. Schmidt discussed a community initiative that they have been working on. Every three years, as part of the affordable care act, they do a community health need assessment. They are looking at four areas in this next cycle: depression, high blood pressure, opioid misuse and pre-diabetes.
They are looking at some screening and community events and how they can be more involved in getting the word out. One of those is the naloxone education distribution. This is something they give out and train people so they know how to use it. They are also looking at giving scholarships, especially in the medical field.
 
6. PUBLIC HEARING FOR CIB APPLICATION FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER. At 7:42 p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a hearing to receive comments on the City’s application to the CIB for funding for the Community Development Center. Mr. Creamer explained that we are applying for an 8 million dollars for the project; 4 million dollar grant and 4 million dollar low interest, 1%, loan that would be repaid over 30 years. The County is doing the same thing. Their numbers are a little different 3.5 million dollar grant and 3.5 million dollar loan. We anticipate that the County and the City will present to the CIB board together. Councilmember Nielson asked if the County had changed their commitment to us.
Mayor Ogden stated that the County is moving forward with the election and their name is on the ballot. He knows that we would probably like them all to be more positive about this project.
Mr. Creamer stated that the County is preparing an application to CIB that is pretty much identical to ours, except for the amount, and they are representing that if this series of events take place they will be participating.
President Cook spoke to Rotary Club and made an impassionate plea for the College. One thing that we can all agree on is that the College will benefit from this project and if they benefit, we will all benefit.
Councilmember Burrows stated that he is concerned about the O & M and that we need to be realistic about what that is going to be because it will go up every year. He does not know if he has seen a commitment from the County to increase that every year. Councilmember Barnett noted that the County has said that they will not increase it. They will put in $125,000 and that is all. Councilmember Burrows hopes that we have not created a false hope out there because there are so many things that have to happen. He felt that there are people out there who have the expectation that if this passes through the County, we would have a pool next year and that is not going to happen. Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 8:21 p.m.
 
7. AGREEMENT WITH SUNRISE ENGINEERING TO DESIGN A SPRINKLING SYSTEM FOR THE NEW PARK ACCEPTED. Trent Brown was present to discuss the design o f a sprinkling system for the new park. It would be similar to what was done at the cemetery. The Council had previously discussed planting grass at the new park and just let it sit for a year or two. In order to do that we need to have a sprinkling system installed. Mr. Mogan asked Mr. Brown to design that for us. In doing this, we had a change order to put in some 6-inch valves, so it would accommodate a sprinkling system. The agreement with Sunrise would be for $1,200. Motion: Approve an agreement with Sunrise Engineering for $1,200 to design a sprinkling system for the new park, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, 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.
 
8. ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2019-9 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed an annexation petition filed by the KOA Campground. Mr. Creamer explained that the KOA Campground where the overnight camping is has been a County island for years. They are talking about some changes and felt that this would be the right time to bring it into the City. We have been providing them services for years. The County has asked the City to get rid of the County islands within the City because it makes it difficult for law enforcement and other services. Motion: Approve Resolution 2019-9 accepting the annexation petition filed by Michael and Julie Coons, also known as the KOA, 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.
 
9. RESOLUTION 2019-5 DISSOLVING REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY READOPTED. The State requires the Resolution to be submitted within 10 days and we were not aware of that requirement. Motion: Approve Resolution 2019-5 dissolving the Redevelopment Agency, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
 
10. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Barnett reported on the League of Cities and Towns convention. There a lot of discussion on medical marijuana, affordable housing, bike trails, recreation and several things that was pertinent.
Kendrick Thomas approached Mr. Creamer about potentially putting in gravel along 600 South between the existing road and sidewalk with the development of a 3-plex. He would still be doing the asphalt along 200 West where the driveways of these units would be. Councilmember Burrows asked if there was existing curb and gutter along 200 West. Mr. Creamer noted that there is not, but Mr. Thomas is happy to put that in. This should be put on the next agenda to discuss.
Councilmember Burrows stated that there are couple spots on 600 North where there are blobs of mastic seal. Mr. Mogan stated that they will be back to take care of that and patch some of the areas.
Councilmember Arrington participated in the Jamboree this last week. He heard some good things from downtown merchants. They did much better this year and they thought it had to do with the visibility on the park. The two big tents made a big difference for the riders, but he did hear some complaints from some of the women who wanted the warm restrooms in the County building.
 
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 8:43 p.m., Motion: Adjourn regular session and convene and executive session to hold a strategy session to discuss the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, 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.
 
MEETING ADJOURNED. At 9:30 p.m., Motion: Reconvene and 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 10 day of December, 2019.