STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
September 8, 2020
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 8, 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. PUBLIC HEARING - CURFEW FOR PARKS
5. FUNDS FOR TREE MAINTENANCE APPROVED
6. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
7. DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY ON 1300 SOUTH DISCUSSED
8. DEVELOPMENT OF STREET AT BUSINESS PARK
9. AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS APPROVED
10. BID FOR THE SEWER LIFT STATION TABLED
11. CRA ORDINANCE 2020-12 ADOPTED
12. USE OF THE CARES FUNDING APPROVED
13. OTHER BUSINESS
14. MEETING ADJOURNED
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were given by Mayor Ogden
 
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
 
3. ROLL CALL - Present: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Mayor David Ogden, Michele Jolley, Tyson Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
4. PUBLIC HEARING - CURFEW FOR PARKS. Public hearing to receive comments on a proposed amendment to Chapter 12.08 of the Richfield Municipal Code setting a curfew in parks and recreation areas. The hearing opened at 7:04 p.m. Hearing no comments, Mayor Ogden closed the hearing at 7:04 p.m.
 
5. FUNDS FOR TREE MAINTENANCE APPROVED. The Council discussed a bid from Atlas Tree Service for tree maintenance in the City’s parking lots and along North Main Street near the I-70 Interchange. Councilmember Christensen is not in favor of including the trees along North Main. Keith Mogan stated that he went with Mike Lopez from Atlas Tree Service and looked at all of the trees in all 4 parking lots. Some are infected and one that needed to be removed. The tree needing to be removed is the one in the parking lot right in front of the City office building. The City crew came and took this tree down last week. The bid would include the treatment of all the trees in the parking lots. The trees on North Main do need to be taken care of.
Councilmember Christensen wondered which trees were diseased. Mr. Mogan indicated that the one as you leave the City office parking lot and in the parking lot to the south, there is another one. Mr. Lopez indicated that he would treat all of the trees.
Mr. Mogan stated that the City crew has trimmed some of the trees on North Main due to traffic issues and some do need to be trimmed up. Mr. Mogan stated that he felt it was necessary to have Mr. Lopez come in and save and treat all the trees because they have a value to the City.
Mayor Ogden asked if we had Nick Mustos mark the branches that needed to be taken care of on North Main, could the City crew trim them and remove what needs to be taken care of. Mr. Mogan stated if he marked the ones on the north interchange they could probably do that, but the one in the parking lots should be done by Atlas.
Councilmember Christensen stated that there is also a gentleman who works for the Forest Service and took Mr. Mustos' place that could do this as well.
Councilmember Burrows stated that he does not think it is right to have someone give us a bid and then have someone else go in and trim some of the trees that we were given a bid on.
Councilmember Christensen stated that it is really sad because up by Frontier Village three-fourths of the trees are missing. We planted all of those clear back and there were sprinklers to them, but most of them have died. Mr. Mogan stated that some sprinklers are broken and we do not know where they go. Most of the sprinklers have not been on since Karl Anderson left.
Mr. Mogan felt that the best thing to do would be to put new connections into each one of those sections. Our main line runs through there, so we could put a new setter in. We do not know where the shutoffs are or where the drains are. Councilmember Christensen stated that she knows where some of that is. She thought it was Dickinson Landscaping that put that all in. He stated that there are some trees there.
Mr. Mogan stated that the pipes run under the road, so we could run some new sprinkler pipes to the trees and put some control valves like we have on Main Street that do not require power, they are just battery operated. As far as he can tell, the trees are not being watered right now.
Mayor Ogden is concerned because this is the first thing people see when they drive into our community and right now it is blocking the view.
Councilmember Hansen stated that there is a difference when you hire a professional or do it in-house. We are talking about some of these pathogens that some of the trees have and we could end up inadvertently infecting some trees by not properly disinfecting the cutting implements we are using. He felt this was best left to the professionals. Councilmember Christensen thought that we should have looked at the trees on Center Street up by the elementary school.
Mr. Mogan stated that they have a pretty full agenda for the fall and winter, but maybe the Parks crew could do it. It would be pretty simple to run some pipe if the Council wants to go this direction.
Motion: Approve bid from Atlas Tree Service for maintenance of trees totaling $21,445, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
6. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT. Kendrick Thomas gave the Council a report on the Planning Commission meeting held on September 1. Brandon Harrison came for a home-based business which was to rent mountain bikes and possibly kayak out of his garage. They approved this business but told him that If the business grows too big, then he would need to find another place to do business. Mayor Ogden asked what would determine if he is too big for that location? Mr. Thomas stated that It was based on what would fit in his garage and if it grows beyond that, he would need to find another location.
The Planning Commission reviewed and approved an addition that Jorgensen Honda wants to do to their business. They want to add on to the north side of that building. This will just be an expansion of their showroom. There was a question as to whether or not the alleyway would be sufficient for their needs. The current alleyway is only being used as a walkway. They are planning in the future to tear down an old building and move the campers to that area to get them off the street and make it possible for better viewing.
The Planning Commission reviewed the existing ordinance and the only area where an RV Park would be allowed is in a manufacturing zone and the property that Mr. Gurney is looking at is zoned general commercial. The Planning Commission felt that the proper zoning for the area Mr. Gurney is looking at is a general commercial zone. The idea would be to provide access to the trailer park off from 1500 South. The Planning Commission believed that an adjustment to the ordinance could be made to allow an RV Park in the general commercial area. They felt that it made sense to allow RV Parks in a general commercial area.
 
7. DEVELOPMENT OF PROPERTY ON 1300 SOUTH DISCUSSED. Jaden Gurney discussed a concept plan for the development of land along 1300 South and 400 West. Mr. Gurney does not want to buy property if the project he is considering will not work there. Mr. Gurney was concerned about the development of the road along the east side of the property, 350 West. It is currently a City road, but it is not paved. He asked if the City would require him to develop that road because that would add a tremendous amount to his project. He does not particularly need access to that portion of the road, so he would build a block fence along the east side and not have in or out access from that road whatsoever.
Mr. Gurney stated that it seems like the second guy to the party is the one that gets hurt in the deal. The existing building on the east utilizes that road more than anyone, but now the second guy to the party has to pay for the road.
Councilmember Burrows recalled an agreement that the City made with A&D Jensen on the south side of 1500 South allowing for the curb, gutter, and sidewalk to be waived.
Mr. Gurney pointed out that the County and the City are promoting the area is being marketed as a recreation hub, so he thought that making this a destination for folks for 2, 3, or 4 nights would be an enhancement.
Councilmember Burrows felt that the road needed to be finished somehow. There needs to be a way to drain the road south. Carson Demille noted that the road is just a pothole dirt road that has a little bit of pavement on the north end.
Mayor Ogden asked how many spaces he was planning on. Mr. Gurney stated that his current design has 84 spaces, but he thinks he could redesign it to get 100.
Councilmember Burrows asked if we have sewer and water there. The sewer is along 1500 South, but there are not any services along 350 West. Councilmember Hansen asked if he was going to have a dump station there as part of this project. It will have full hook-ups so there will be 100 dump stations. Councilmember Hansen felt that it would be a good fit for how we are trying to market this area.
Councilmember Burrows thought that if a block wall were built along 350 West he would want it to be back off the road. He would see no reason to have that road part of the project. Mr. Gurney indicated that the only way there could be a proper road is to take all of the rights-of-way off from his property.
Councilmember Hansen felt that Councilmember Burrows’ comments made sense to him. Councilmember Gleave liked the idea and thought it would be something that we could use here.
Councilmember Burrows asked if people would be allowed to be there monthly, yearly, etc. Mr. Gurney stated that the current zoning rules are 45 days, so he would allow monthly, but he is not going to allow residential.
Councilmember Gleave asked if there is an agreement or lease on the parking lot that is currently there. Mr. Gurney stated that it was a handshake deal and it would terminate upon a change of ownership. He also asked if there would be any negotiations on impact fees and if he brought in water usage of other parks relative to how it would affect the connection of his. What we currently have shows 8 units is equal to one home.
There could be some changes to the impact fees if he could show that he would be using less than what is anticipated. Mr. BGurney stated that he is going to be closed 3 or 4 months of the year like through the winter.
The Council was amenable to allowing the project to move forward with the possibility of not requiring 350 West to be developed. Mr. Gurner stated that he would sell the City some ground. Councilmember Burrows felt that the City dealt with a similar issue on the street in front of Boyter Welding and Hansen’s Collision and Repair. Mr. Mogan noted that there is a water line that runs along the west side of 350 West. Mr. Gurney stated that he would set his fence back so that it was on the other side of the waterline. Councilmember Burrows stated that the fence would have to be set back at least 30 feet from the centerline.
 
8. DEVELOPMENT OF STREET AT BUSINESS PARK. The Council reviewed some proposals for the development of the street along the north side of the Business Park. Mr. Mogan noted that he was asked to get an estimate of what it would take to develop the road. We received an estimate from Sunrise Engineering and they came back with an estimate that was in two sections. Part of the cost would be from Mulberry Lane to the east which is a 66-foot right of way. We would be looking at doing 29 feet of asphalt, curb and gutter, waterlines, and a culvert to pipe the ditch. They also gave us a price to rebuild the road from Mulberry Lane to the Highway because we do not want to have what happened to the road by Flying J.
It was also suggested that we should get another estimate, so Mr. Mogan reached out to Jones and DeMille as well. There were some differences in the estimates and we just received Jones and DeMille’s estimate late this evening. If you look at theirs, the cost not including the County road was estimated to be $557,532. The one from Sunrise was $776,526. There is a difference in contingency amounts and there is a difference in the road being built in two different ways. Sunrise would build it with a granular barrow, untreated base course, and then the HMA. Jones and DeMille was looking at doing it with some UVC and geogrid.
Councilmember Burrows noted that there were fire hydrants included in the bid and he thought the fire hydrants were already there. Mr. Mogan stated that there is a hydrant on the one end. so we would need one or two additional. There is some difference in cost to reconstruct the manhole, the waterline, and a future utility sleeve.
Motion: Table the development of the street at the Business Park, Action: Tabled, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
9. AGREEMENT FOR FUNDING FOR MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS APPROVED. Carson DeMille explained that he received contract approval for a grant they applied for. We applied for $80,000, but we only received $40,000. This agreement would accept that $40,000. There is a match involved and that can be done through the grant that we are already operating on through the Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant. This is the Recreation Trails Program Grant. There are no additional stipulations, strings, or matches required from the City. Mr. Demille explained that there is a trail called spinal tap that runs from the Little Valley to the sawdust pits. This would be an extension of that trail further toward the direction of White Pine, so it would be a shuttle trail. This would be the first phase of the long shuttle trail. Phase I was finished this summer which was 17 miles and they started into Phase II. He felt that they were ahead of schedule. They finished everything on the west mountain and they only have 5 miles leftover in Glenwood to finish next summer. Motion: Approve the Agreement with Recreation Trails Program Grant, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
10. BID FOR THE SEWER LIFT STATION TABLED. Carson DeMille explained that the changes that we made from the last bid will hopefully save the City money. This is not a great time to bid, so hopefully, we will get some interest in bids. Motion: Table bid for sewer lift station, Action: Tabled, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
11. CRA ORDINANCE 2020-12 ADOPTED. Mayor Ogden explained that there have been some changes to the proposed project area so we will need to table this until the project area is determined. creating the Richfield City Community Reinvestment Agency and related matters. Motion: Table Ordinance 2020-12 creating the Richfield City Community Reinvestment Agency, Action: Tabled. Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
 
12. USE OF THE CARES FUNDING APPROVED. Chief Lloyd addressed the council with a proposal for a remodel to the police department estimated to cost $56,895. This would allow access to the police department, but still, give the security that is needed as well as providing the required distance that is needed to protect the secretaries and officers from COVID-19. The idea is to move the wall back and make the breezeway bigger.
The Council reviewed other items being considered. Councilmember Burrows stated that he talked with mayor Quarnberg from Aurora City and they are purchasing some playground equipment. He wondered about purchasing some playground equipment for the new park. Councilmember Burrows stated that the County is using some of the funds to purchase new equipment for the fire department. Motion: Approve the use of CARES funds to remodel the police department including and change orders that may be needed, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
Mr. Hansen will get an opinion from the City Attorney on the items that we are proposing to use the CARES funds for.
 
13. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Hansen went to the swimming pool after school today to see how things were progressing. He said it was looking good. He would like to see something done about the stucco on the outside of the pool and the crack that appears to be a structural issue.
Bob Watts from the County brought in a copy of a bid to complete the maintenance of the Flat Canyon EWP. The estimated cost is $70,800 which would be split 4 ways. If they can do it a different way, we may only have to pay $14,160. The agreement was for 5 years and each entity was supposed to pay $25,000 each year.
We have got an engineer to look at the Senior Citizen’s Center to get a project together so that we can apply for CDBG funds. We will be using the CARES funds to purchase new toilets, faucets, doors, and furniture for them.
 
14. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 8:54 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 27 day of October 2020.

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