THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
December 10, 2019
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, December 10, 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. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
7. AMENDED PLAT FOR THE RICHFIELD BUSINESS PARK APPROVED
8. PROPOSALS FOR A CENTENNIAL PARK DISCUSSED
9. PRUNING OF TREES ON MAIN STREET TABLED
10. FUNDING REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF THE LAMB OF GOD
11. USU RURAL ONLINE INITIATIVE DISCUSSED
12. PUBLIC HEARING ON WOOLSEY ANNEXATION
13. AMENDMENT TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE DISCUSSED
14. BID FOR BIKE PATH PROJECT ALONG THE CANAL AWARDED
15. LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR THE MESSIAH DISCUSSED
16. ORDINANCE 2019-8 ADOPTED
17. AGREEMENT WITH INFOWEST DENIED
18. TRANSFER OF ENTITLEMENTS AGREEMENT WITH FAA APPROVED
19. SALE OF GRANITE PAVERS TABLED
20. OTHER BUSINESS
21. EXECUTIVE SESSION
22. RECONVENE
23. SALE OF REAL PROPERTY APPROVED
24. MEETING ADJOURNED
 
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, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Mike Langston, Michele Jolley. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meetings held August 27, September 10, September 24, October 8, and October 29, 2019. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meetings held Aug 27, Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8 and Oct 29, 2019, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
 
5. EXPENDITURES. The Council reviewed the Warrant Register and the Cash Disbursement Journal for November 2019. Councilmember Christensen asked about a swing kit that cost $6,000. Mr. Langston stated that it was a handicap swing for the Family Support Center. Brent Thorne through the Rotary Club paid for the cost of the swing. Mayor Ogden stated that our involvement was to install a cement pad and with the help of the public works department we were able to make that swing tight to the cement. Motion: Approve the Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal for November 2019, Action: Approved, Moved by Kevin Arrington, 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.
 
6. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT. Mayor Ogden went to Salt Lake today and he was listening to the radio and they were talking about the growth that is going on the Wasatch Front. Utah County has increased in population by 50,000 people this last year. He believes that some of that is going to spill over in our direction, so planning for the future is so important. Mr. Rick Robinson reported that the Planning Commission meeting held last Wednesday. They recommended approval of an amended plat for the Richfield Business Park. They considered a request to rezone property owned by the School District from commercial zoning to a multifamily residential, but the Planning Commission denied the request. Councilmember Arrington asked what the reason was for the School District request. The property has commercial property on three sides and the only residential that was touch was across the street. The Planning Commission did not feel that rezoning this property met the master plan of the City.
 
7. AMENDED PLAT FOR THE RICHFIELD BUSINESS PARK APPROVED. The Council reviewed an amended plat for the Richfield Business Park. The amendment would divide Lot 8 into two parcels. Motion: Approve an amended plat for the Richfield Business Park, 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.
 
8. PROPOSALS FOR A CENTENNIAL PARK DISCUSSED. Jared Justesen is the instructor for the capstone CTE program at Richfield High School. Mr. Justesen explained that students learn all about developing a project and then presenting it to a professional committee or the City Council. The basic idea of this whole project is to find something in the valley, something local, that the students can use the whole engineering process. Dylan Jensen, Bryan Bravo, Morgan Westwood, and Connor Anderson discussed their project.
Connor Anderson talked about the history of the park and the fact that it was built on a landfill. He mentioned some of the problems that have been caused by the settling that has occurred from the park being developed on an old landfill; such as the sidewalk, handicap ramps, curb, gutter and the parking lots. He noted that storm water has added to the problem because it is not being drained properly.
Bryan Bravo discussed the items they felt were in critical need of repair. The sidewalks, handicap ramps, parking lots, curb and gutter and the restroom should be fixed first. They suggested replacing the damaged sidewalks with a dirt path. The handicap ramps would also be replaced with dirt ramps. As for the restroom, the broken cinderblocks need to be replaced and the cracks need to be filled. The curb and gutter along the north and south parking lots need to be removed and they need to be sloped so that they will drain.
Dylan Anderson discussed the new features that they have added to the plan. The dog park is a big attraction. Every time they went there, there was always a dog there. It is close to the freeway so it is a good place for people to stop and let their dog run around, so they decided to extend it. They would be able to reuse a portion of the chain link fence that they would remove to open it up and make the area larger. It would require some expense to add the extra fencing needed to enclose the extended area. He discussed adding some exercise stations. There are 10 exercise stations that are designed by Fit Trail. They are pre-manufactured and could be installed throughout the park. Some would use existing cement path and they added in another dirt path. We would have to make a 20x20 exercise pad which would be surrounded by railroad ties and a foot of sand for the area. They also discussed adding a pump track to the southwest end of the park which would be used by beginners to learn how to ride mountain bikes. The water feature that is no longer working would be used as a natural place for kids to play and just the rocks that are there. They also discussed including a hill in the park as a natural feature and it could be used for sledding in the winter and in the summer it would be a good place for an outdoor movie theater. It would just be a screen on two poles and a portable projector so that it would be easy to store in the local buildings. As for a movie license it would cost about $350, but renting is much cheaper.
Morgan Westwood discussed the additions and the cost estimates. She discussed adding additional benches and a small fence to separate the park from the vacant lot to the south. She suggested adding some cast iron water fountains that has a foot peddle and a freezing system. They suggested adding more trash receptacles throughout the park and suggested planting of trees since they noted a lack of shade. The total cost would be about $70,000, with the most expensive feature being the installation of a hill. The costs were determined from recent purchases. They found some grants that could be helpful like the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant and the Community Impact Board.
Councilmember Arrington asked what has to go into allowing a disabled ramp to be dirt. Mr. Justesen stated that the ADA allows for dirt ramps as long as they are compacted and sloped.
Councilmember Burrows asked if the dirt trail goes all the way around the park. There is not, but it could be incorporated into the design that has been presented.
Mayor Ogden asked why the Frisbee golf would be taken out. Ms. Westwood stated that it would not be taken out; it would just be moved to a location near the dog park and the empty lot to accommodate expanding the dog park.
The Council thanked the students for all of the work they had done on this project.
 
9. PRUNING OF TREES ON MAIN STREET TABLED. Mayor Ogden indicated that he had a bid from Mike Lopez of Atlas Tree Service for the pruning of the trees on Main Street. Motion: Table the pruning of Main Street trees until January, 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.
 
10. FUNDING REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF THE LAMB OF GOD. Shauna Hawley told the Council that for Easter this year she is planning a program called the Lamb of God. It is a musical presentation about the life of Christ through the resurrection and it is told through the eyes of those who knew him and loved him. It is a large choir, large orchestra, soloists, and it is beautiful, beautiful music. She drove to Roosevelt last Easter to see her family members perform in this production. She was so moved that she wanted to do it her in our area. She asked the Council for a donation of $1,000 and she is exploring other areas of funding as well. She has been speaking to the local interfaith council about heading this up.
Councilmember Burrows asked what the organization is that is putting this on. Not all of the members of the interfaith council have had time to review it, but she is hoping the interfaith council will head this up. The program would be held March 21 and be held at the Sevier Valley Center.
Councilmember Burrows asked how much in total she would need. Mrs. Hawley stated that she estimates $3,000 to $3,500. Councilmember Arrington asked if there are royalties involved and she indicated that there was not because she will not be charging an admission fee.
Councilmember Nielson asked how far along she is and how organized is the committee. It is hard for the Council to approve money to an individual, so she was wondering what the frame work and responsibility. She is forming a committee, but she has the facilities book and an entire rehearsal schedule planned out. She has a conductor for the orchestra.
Councilmember Christensen wondered why Mrs. Hawley did not want to charge for this. Mrs. Hawley stated that the message is very important and even life-changing for some people.
Councilmember Arrington asked how many cast members and vocalists she would need. Mrs. Hawley is anticipating a choir of at least 80 and she is not sure how many would be needed for the orchestra.
Councilmember Burrows is interested in supporting this, but he would like to see what other entities are going to contribute as well. It seems like a lot of work for one night. He wondered about doing it more than one night. schedule a public hearing for the first council meeting in January.
Councilmember Nielson is interested as well. She just thought that the Council needed a little more concrete information for the Council to base this one. Mrs. Hawley does have a cost estimate, but it is not very official looking right now. Mayor Ogden wondered about approving participation based on the project going forward.
The cost will be significantly more this year because she has to get all of the music. She would like this to continue, so the cost of music won’t be on going. The biggest cost will be the facility. Councilmember Christensen asked if they were figuring in the cost of liability insurance and Mrs. Hawley indicated that was included in her figures.
 
11. USU RURAL ONLINE INITIATIVE DISCUSSED. Trenton Willson works with the USU Rural Online Initiative. He reviewed the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, showing that over 700 people had completed the course through the online initiative. The program teaches people how to work from home through freelancing, or entrepreneurship jobs or telecommuting jobs. Over 1,000 people have completed the course now since the program began.
 
12. PUBLIC HEARING ON WOOLSEY ANNEXATION. The annexation was filed by Lee Woolsey, Holly Woolsey and Clark Pearson, and the property is located at approximately150 E 700 S. Mayor Ogden opened a hearing at 8:04 p.m. Mayor Ogden wondered if this would obligate the City in any way to do something with the bridge that was closed coming off from 100 East. Mr. Woolsey indicated that his access would come off from 200 East. Hearing no further comments, Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 8:12 p.m.
 
13. AMENDMENT TO PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE DISCUSSED. Charles Billingsley discussed a proposed amendment to the ordinance to address commercial dumpsters placed on the City right-of-way. We have an ordinance that does not allow garbage cans out in the front yard except for on pick-up day, but we do not have anything regulating commercial dumpsters. The proposed ordinance would allow dumpsters on the right of way so long as they do not obstruct the flow of traffic, block sidewalks and have to be removed within 45 days. Councilmember Burrows agreed that we need to get them off the streets, but he does not want to inhibit Whites from being able to do their job. He also wanted to include portable storage units in the ordinance because we do not want those in the streets either.
 
14. BID FOR BIKE PATH PROJECT ALONG THE CANAL AWARDED. Carson DeMille explained that we had 5 bidders on the project and the low bidder was Jackson Excavating out of Wayne County. Their bid was for $73,850 and the engineer’s estimate was $91,000 and the second low bid was from A&D Jensen Contractors at $95,340. Mr. DeMille explained that this was a very favorable bid. He was thinking that we had discussed an amount of $60,000, so we can scale this back if we want or award it as is. Keith Mogan stated that the contractor is limited on the time we have to access the canal because they only have a month to a month and a half to complete the project. The public works department does not have the ability to maintain the canal or install fabric or rock. Mr. DeMille stated that the contractor gave him the impression that he would not do the project until about March. The plans require them to have it completed by April 1. Once they start, they have 30 days to finish. This bid does not include the repair of the surface on the bike path. Motion: Award the bid to Jackson Excavating to repair the canal bank along the bike path from 500 North to 300 West for $73,850, 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.
 
15. LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR THE MESSIAH DISCUSSED. Lisa White explained that in the past the Messiah has been covered under the City’s insurance, but that is no longer possible. She received a bid for two days of $301.82 for liability insurance. They are looking at other options, but the performance is Sunday so their hands are tied a little bit. The four stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are paying for the rental of the Sevier Valley Center. They do not charge for admission and they have asked from some donations from the participants, but they need a little bit of help in paying for this insurance. Mrs. White suggested looking at an overall arching policy for community arts events that could be funded out of the recreation tax. Councilmember Arrington did not know if would be possible for the SVC to have a policy for certain types of arts related events in the theater and then basically spread that cost out over the events. It is really a good idea if we can make it happen. He has someone he can talk to and find out.
 
16. ORDINANCE 2019-8 ADOPTED. annexing property owned by Michael and Julie Coons, also known as the KOA. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2019-8 annexing the property owned by Michael and Julie Coons, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
 
17. AGREEMENT WITH INFOWEST DENIED. InfoWest has asked for permission to locate an antenna on top of our water tank. There was some concern about mounting an antenna to the water tank and whether or not it would interfere with our scada system. Motion: Deny a request to locate an antenna on top of our water tank, 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.
 
18. TRANSFER OF ENTITLEMENTS AGREEMENT WITH FAA APPROVED. Each year, the FAA has so much money it can appropriate to airport projects. Last year, other airports transferred their entitlements to us so that we would have the funds to put in a gate and a driveway at our airport. This year, if we sign the agreement, the funds will go to the Cal Black Memorial Airport of for 2020. Motion: Approve the transfer of entitlements agreement with FAA, 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.
 
19. SALE OF GRANITE PAVERS TABLED. Mayor Ogden explained that the Wayne County Veterans went ahead and purchased their own pavers so they no longer need to purchase some of ours. Motion: Table the sale of granite pavers to the Wayne County Veterans, 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.
 
20. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Arrington thanked everyone and stated that it was on honor and a pleasure to serve with the Council members and the citizens of our community. Councilmember Nielson was worried about the Independence Day Committee and Councilmember Arrington said that there was a plan. Councilmember Christensen stated that Councilmember Arrington is going to stay on for this year. There does need to be a council member involved with that committee. Councilmember Christensen said that she was going to move Councilmember Arrington. Mayor Ogden stated that Councilmember Arrington has been wonderful and wanted to thank him personally for all that he has done.
Councilmember Christensen stated that the sewer lagoons are very stinky and she has had a complaint about them. Mr. Mogan stated that it is because we had to switch cells and in order for the lagoons to be active they have to have a depth of at least 3 feet. Carson DeMille stated that our cells are so large that it will take a long time to fill them. He suggested dividing the lagoons into smaller cells which would help them fill sooner.
 
21. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 9:16 p.m., Motion: Adjourn and convene an executive session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual to serve on the Planning Commission and discuss the strategy to 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 = 4). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson. Excused: Richard Barnett.
 
22. RECONVENE. At 10:10 p.m., Motion: Reconvene regular session, 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.
 
SALE OF REAL PROPERTY APPROVED. Motion: Approve the sale of Lot 8 of the Richfield Business Park to Dogberry Collections for $40,000, 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.
 
23. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 10:12 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
PASSED and APPROVED this 14 day of January, 2019.

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