THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
January 28, 2020
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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. CENTRA COM REQUEST FOR ANTENNA ON WATER TANK
5. AGREEMENT WITH INFOWEST TO LOCATE AN ANTENNA ON THE WATER TANK APPROVED
6. SCOTT ALBRECHT WITH SENATOR MITT ROMNEY
7. DONATION FOR THE LAMB OF GOD APPROVED
8. CONSENT TO FUTURE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT APPROVED
9. ORDINANCE 2020-2 ADOPTED
10. REPAIRS TO THE BRIDGE ON 500 EASTAPPROVED
11. REPLACE AND INSTALL NEW OUTLETS ON MAIN STREET APPROVED
12. INSTALLATION OF A SEWER LINE AND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN THE BUSINESS PARK APPROVED
13. ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
14. OTHER BUSINESS
15. MEETING ADJOURNED
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Gleave.
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
 
3. ROLL CALL. Present: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson, Mayor David Ogden, Michele Jolley. Excused: Mike Langston
4. CENTRA COM REQUEST FOR ANTENNA ON WATER TANK. Tim Beesley of Centra Com understood that the City was considering an agreement with InfoWest to locate an antenna on top of the City’s water tank. Centra Com would also request permission to locate an antenna on the same water tank. Councilmember Hansen talked with Enoch City and they actually have 3 different communication towers on their metal water tank and it has not been a problem for them. He also talked with someone from St. George City and they did not have any issues with antennas on their water tanks either.
Councilmember Burrows wondered if the water tank would be able to accommodate both of the antennas and it was thought that it would. Councilmember Christensen asked if there would be any other business in the valley that would want to do the same thing. It was not known for sure, but she wondered if we say yes to both of these, then are we going to be able to say no to someone else.
Mayor Ogden asked about the interference issue. Mr. Beesley stated that interference is a real issue and they will have to coordinate their frequencies so that they do not interfere with each other. There is existing radio equipment on the tank now with the City’s SCADA system and they will not interfere with that system.
Councilmember Nielson wanted to know what doors they would have to have keys to according to their agreement. Mr. Beard stated that they would need to have keys to access their equipment in the event they had a power failure. Councilmember Burrows asked if this equipment would be run off from the City’s power meter. Mr. Beard stated that it would be. Councilmember Burrows wondered if there would be an amount reimbursed to the City. The agreement states that they will provide the City with 2 connections for the cost of the power. The power pulled is very minimal.
Councilmember Hansen felt that if this would benefit our citizenry then he felt that it should be done. He would much rather see them concentrated on a public utility appliance rather than spread around town because there are security devices and when they are tampered with it affects those people that count on those services. He thinks that this location makes a lot of sense.
Motion: Approve the location of an antenna on the water tank for Centra Com subject to an agreement if needed and with understanding that they will work with InfoWest to resolve any potential conflicts, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
Councilmember Burrows noted that if two antennas will not work on the water tank, then the City would defer to InfoWest because they made their request first.
5. AGREEMENT WITH INFOWEST TO LOCATE AN ANTENNA ON THE WATER TANK APPROVED. Motion: Approve the agreement with InfoWest for the location of an antenna on the City’s water tank with the understanding that they will work with Centra Com to resolve any potential conflicts, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
6. SCOTT ALBRECHT WITH SENATOR MITT ROMNEY. Mr. Albrecht was present to see if there are any concerns the Council had or any projects that we are working on so he can work with Senator Romney to meet our needs. It was asked how Senator Romney was going to vote on the impeachment proceedings. Mr. Albrecht stated that Senator Romney has stated that he was going to remain impartial until all of the facts were presented. He does not look at this as a political matter, he wants to know the truth. The Council made some comments on their beliefs and how they felt Senator Romney was not representing our area.
 
7. DONATION FOR THE LAMB OF GOD APPROVED. Councilmember Burrows asked if Ms. Hawley has been to any other organization yet. Ms. Hawley stated that it has taken a little bit longer to get with the Interfaith Council that she originally thought. Councilmember Christensen wondered if there was any problem where this is a religious production. Mayor Ogden felt that because it is multi-denominational that it was not so much of an issue. Councilmember Hansen stated that it would be within the Council’s oversight to not only deal with the economic well-being of the citizenry, but also the moral well-being of our community. He does not feel that this is outside the scope of what the Council’s influence could be used for because it would not be outside the scope of what we could do for the community. Shanna Hawley had originally asked for $1,000, but she thinks that $500 would be enough. Motion: Approve a donation of $500 for the production of the Lamb of God, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson. Councilmember Burrows told Ms. Hawley that if $500 was not sufficient to come back to the Council.
 
8. CONSENT TO FUTURE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT APPROVED. Mark & JaLee Alger have purchased property located at approximately 563 West 530 South. Approving this would delay installation of street site improvements until adjacent property develops street site improvements through a special improvement district. It was noted that there are not any improvements on either side of this property. Motion: Approve a consent to future improvement district for Mark and JaLee Alger at 563 West 530 South, Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
It was noted that Mr. Alger recently purchased a business on Main Street. Mr. Mogan stated that the sewer for the building is connected to the building to the north and then it runs east under Main Street. Mr. Alger has been having trouble with his sewer. It keeps backing up into his building. Mr. Alger has made a lot of improvements to the building and needs to correct this problem. Mr. Mogan explained that there is a sewer line that runs up the alley way behind Mr. Algers building, but it does not come far enough to the north to service this building. It is approximately 120 feet short, but If that main line is extended, his business would be able to access that sewer line along with the building to the north.
Mr. Alger is willing to pay for half to run the line up to his building and would also be responsible to pay for extending his sewer line out to the main line. Councilmember Nielson asked what the estimated cost would be. Mr. Mogan stated that just to run the main line would be approximately $10,000. Councilmember Burrows asked if the business to the north connects into this main line, would they have to run their own line. Mr. Mogan stated that they would also have to run a line out to the main line.
 
9. ORDINANCE 2020-2 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed an ordinance to rezone the property located at 195 East 500 North from CS (commercial shopping) to RM-11 (multi-family residential). Brayden Gardner had some pictures showing the location of the property. Since there is such a small space between this property and the building owned by the State of Utah to the east, they are requesting a waiver of a fence along the east side of the property. Councilmember Nielson understood that they were going to build one unit and possibly two. Mr. Gardner stated that they are going to build just one unit, but they are asking for a multi-family zone because that is what the zone is across the street. Single family would make this property an island because it would not be contiguous with other property with the same zoning.
There was also a question about the fence on the west side of the property. The ordinance requires a fence between residential and commercial and it indicates that it should be a masonry fence, but it is not clear. Section 1620 of the Land Use Ordinance paragraph 6. Modification of Fence Requirement, which states: “For all fences required in sections 5.1 and 5.2, the Planning Commission may modify the height of the fence and/or approve a fence constructed of materials other than masonry if it makes the following findings: 6.1 The proposed fence provides an adequate buffer for the adjoining residential zone. 6.2. The appearance of the fence will not detract from uses in the residential zone. 6.3. The proposed fence will shield the residential use from noise, storage, traffic, or any other characteristic of commercial or professional office uses that are incompatible with residential uses.” Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2020-2 rezoning property located at approximately 195 East 500 North from commercial shopping to multi-family residential with the waiver of a fence on the east side of the property and a site-obscuring fence on the west side of the property, Action: Approved, Moved by Todd Gleave, Seconded by Bryan Burrows.
 
10. REPAIRS TO THE BRIDGE ON 500 EASTAPPROVED. Councilmember Burrows stated that he was working with the Commissioner Ogden and Bob Watts from the County and they got a bid from Peterson’s for a bridge that would be identical to the bridge that goes into the Fairgrounds. To replace this bridge would cost approximately $30,500 and an aluminum base would cost another $1,800. There are 7 sections in a 30-foot bridge and they cost approximately $4,353 per section. We would need 4 sections. That would cost approximately $17,412. That includes 4 wing walls and another $1,800 for the aluminum pad and Councilmember Burrows figure we will need roughly 60 ton of gravel at about $500, wo we will be right around $20,000. He spoke with Commissioner Ogden and he agreed that the County would take the old bridge out and we will help with hauling that off. They are going to waive the landfill fees and then Bob Watts will excavate that for us, so all we will need to do is grad the gravel and put the bridge in.
Mr. Mogan stated that we would need to have 20 feet and according to Councilmember Burrows that would cost another $4,000, so the cost would be $24,000. Carson DeMille pointed out that we would need to have guard rails on this bridge too.
Councilmember Nielson asked if we would take this out of road funds. We could use the class C road funds to cover this. Councilmember Nielson stated we need to be sure that this is what we want and something that will last and not too small.
Commissioner Ogden stated that the County will be using class B and C funds as well because they cannot use the special service funds within the City limits.
Motion: Approve the repairs to the bridge at 500 East with the help of the County, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
11. REPLACE AND INSTALL NEW OUTLETS ON MAIN STREET APPROVED. The Council reviewed the cost to install new outlets on Main Street. Councilmember Nielson wanted to know if we could also install sound during the process of upgrading the outlets. Carson DeMile indicated that conduit was installed for a sound system when the project was done. Councilmember Christensen stated that the problem is that the power is on a timer so it does not work. Councilmember Burrows stated that the timers could be turned off. Motion: Approve the expenditure to replace and install new outlets, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
12. INSTALLATION OF A SEWER LINE AND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN THE BUSINESS PARK APPROVED. Mr. Mogan explained that the sewer line has been installed. We need to build the road up which will cost approximately $22,354. The material will be hauled from the detention basin. Councilmember Hansen asked if the material is compacting well. The cost covers the building up of the road from Mulberry Lane east to the original lot line which is the 2.5-acre line. The money we received from the sale of the lot to Dogberry will be used to help fund this expense. Motion: Approve the installation of the sewer line and the road improvements in the business park, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
13. ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. Chief Lloyd discussed the statistics for the police department for 2019. They had 5,005 cases, which was a record year. The arrests are up to 1,067. The department had a goal of 100 DUI’s again this year and they met their goal again this year. Medicals were up 23%. Mayor Ogden asked what Chief Lloyd attributed that to and he felt like it was due to population. Councilmember Nielson wondered if this was because of an aging population, but Chief Lloyd stated that they have a lot of medical calls out to the low-income housing development. They issued over 999 citations.
Councilmember Gleave wanted to commend the police department on the medical calls because he has personally witnessed several times that the police are right there and very well trained. Chief Lloyd tries to incentivize officers getting their EMT status, especially the night-time officers by making this a requirement to move up on the pay scale.
The calls have steadily increased since 2010. Mayor Ogden stated that as the County grows we have more crime as well. Chief Lloyd noted that the City’s arrests are almost double what the County’s are. Councilmember Hansen asked if the County trends are following a similar pattern. Chief Lloyd stated that the County has always been ahead of us, as far as case numbers, but we are catching them and may even be ahead of them. Since about 2013 the County has been coming down while we have been going up.
Chief Lloyd noted that the DUI arrests have gone up significantly and he believes that this is one area that we can make a difference. In 2016, his officers set a goal to get 100 DUI’s that year. They have met or exceeded that goal for the past 3 years.
Chief Lloyd explained how he is utilizing DUI shifts that are State funded to helps compensate for overtime and gives us more coverage out on the streets.
We had budgeted for 2 new vehicles last year and 2 vehicles this year. We had 2 Ford interceptors ordered, but they still have not been built. Chief Lloyd ended up cancelling the 2 Ford vehicles and ordered 3 of the 4 vehicles from Classic.
 
14. OTHER BUSINESS. Chief Lloyd suggested a possible change to the City’s sick leave. He would like to make a change so that if someone gives their two-week notice, their sick leave is frozen and they cannot take it. He would like to find some way to incentivize sick leave to try and get employees to try and save their sick leave. Mr. Mogan stated that he has the same issue with his department.
Chief Lloyd also has a concern in that all of the officers that have worked here for over 20 years lose their long-term disability. He would like to see those officers be able to save more sick leave than the 480 hours they are allowed to carry over. Councilmember Nielson asked why this is. Chief Lloyd stated that long-term disability is paid for by the retirement people.
Councilmember Hansen stated that he had not used any personal leave days since he has been here. With his employment with the School District, once you get so many hours and you don’t use it, the School District will pay you for not using those days. He actually received $250 for not using any personal days.
Councilmember Gleave asked about the auction that is being advertised on the property behind Wendys. There is a bunch of equipment that is starting to pile up there and it is starting to look junky. Councilmember Burrows stated that it is supposed to be done the last Saturday in February. Councilmember Gleave wondered if he has a permit of needs one. CR Wood who is conducting the auction has a business license with the City. The Council does not want the equipment to stay there. Councilmember Burrows stated that if it was permanent he would be concerned.
Councilmember Nielson stated that there are people living in the old Topsfield Lodge. There are normally 2 to 3 cars in the back and one in the front.
Councilmember Burrows reported that there is a tree on 156 East 400 South that is on City property and it hangs out over the street quite a ways and it sheds seeds. Mr. Mogan stated that they cut a branch off from that tree before that was overhanging the road. Councilmember Burrows thinks that the biggest problem is the seeds.
Councilmember Christensen wanted to know what is going on at the corner of 200 North and Main Street. Rick Lindsey is redoing this building with plans to relocate his monument business there.
 
15. MEETING ADJOURNED. Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
PASSED and APPROVED this 25 day of February, 2020.

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