COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City
June 3, 2020
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., vice Chairman Greg Bean presiding.

1. Roll Call.
2. Public Hearing (6:00 p.m.):
   Public hearing to receive comments concerning a subdivision application filed by Jared Jensen and Kenneth Jensen. The proposal is to create two lots at 545 South
   Main (parcel no. 1-56-41), Richfield, Utah.
3. Subdivisions.
   Discuss and make a recommendation for consideration of the City Council concerning the subdivision of the property owned by Jared Jensen and Kenneth Jensen at 545 South Main Street
   (parcel no. 1-56-41), Richfield, Utah.
4. Business Consideration.
    Consider approving an Application for Sevier Valley Massage to conduct business at 146 North Main, Suite 4 (P-2 use, D zone).
5. Adult Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation.
   David Owens to update Commission on plans to operate an adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation center to be located at Night’s Inn at 89 South Main Street.
6. Minutes Approval.
    Consider approving the minutes of May 13, 2020.
7. Other Business.
8. Adjournment.

1. Roll Call. Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Kendrick Thomas, Blaine Breinholt, Landon Larson, and Lisa White. Monte Turner and Susan Jensen were excused.
City Staff Present: Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis and Building Official Rick Robinson.
Others present: David Owens, Christina Sharp, Troy Poulsen, Ken Jensen, Jared Jensen.
 
2. Public Hearing (6:00 p.m.):
    A public hearing was held to receive comments concerning a subdivision application filed by Jared Jensen and Kenneth Jensen. The proposal is to create two lots at 545 South Main (parcel no. 1-56-41), Richfield, Utah.
 
There were no public comments. The public hearing closed at 6:02 p.m.
 
3. Subdivision. Discuss and make a recommendation for consideration of the City Council concerning the subdivision of the property owned by Jared Jensen and Kenneth Jensen at 545 South Main Street (parcel no. 1-56-41), Richfield, Utah.
 
Kenneth Jensen and Jared Jensen were present. La Gringa Restaurant and JRS Auto are located on this property. They would like to split the property so that the businesses own their own property. The restaurant property will be 0.25 acre. The dimensions are 81 feet going south to north and 135.25 going east to west.
 
The driveway will be shared. They will ensure that the restaurant parking spaces will remain intact and they will have access to the parking spaces.
 
Lisa White motioned to recommend that the City Council approve the subdivision (lot split) of the property located at 545 South Main Street (parcel no. 1-56-41) as proposed by Jared Jensen and Kenneth Jensen. Blaine Breinholt seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Lisa White, Blaine Breinholt, Landon Larsen, and Kendrick Thomas. Those voting nay: None.
 
4. Business Consideration. Consider approving an Application for Sevier Valley Massage to conduct business at 146 North Main, Suite 4 (P-2 use, D zone).
 
Christina Sharp was present. At the current time, the massage business will have one massage therapist which will see clients by appointment. Potentially, they could house two or three more massage therapists. There is access to the City parking lot behind the building.
 
They do have a fire extinguisher and will make sure it is up-to-date. Any signage will need to be reviewed and approved by Building Official Rick Robinson.
 
Kendrick Thomas motioned to approve an application for Sevier Valley Massage to conduct business at 146 North Main, Suite 4 (P-2 use, D zone). Lisa White seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Lisa White, Blaine Breinholt, Landon Larsen, and Kendrick Thomas. Those voting nay: None.
 
5. Adult Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. David Owens to update Commission on plans to operate an adult drug and alcohol rehabilitation center to be located at Night’s Inn at 89 South Main Street.
 
David Owens and Troy Poulsen were both present. This rehabilitation center was reviewed in November of 2017. The ownership of the building has changed and is now owned by Troy and Brent Poulsen. Mr. Owens said they were approved with the State at that time, but then the deal fell apart between him, his partner, and the building owner.
 
As far as licensing of the rehab center, they are getting everything redone with the State. The only change will be the ownership. They will have the fire marshal check everything. They plan to stay with only 15 residents so they don’t have to change the medical level of the facility.
 
They will use the eight rooms on the south side of Night’s Inn. They plan to install a security fence to separate that portion from the rest of the motel. It will either be temporary so that it could be knocked through by emergency vehicles to go through if they need to, or they will do a more permanent fence and create a gate so that emergency vehicles can go through.
Rick Robinson advises he does not like the approach gated off. He would like something in writing from the fire chief stating that the fence is alright and they will be able to get through it with bolt cutters if needed.

There is a parking lot behind the building. Most patients won’t have a car. Sometimes there could be a family therapy session, and visitors could park behind. Staff will be able to park behind as well. There will be two or three clients at the beginning. At full capacity there will be one counselor, a therapist, and a kitchen person so only three or four staff members. Because they will not be dealing with youth, there is no directive from the state as to how many staff members. There will be a staff member there all the time.
 
They will eventually use more motel space at a future time, and they will come back when they do.
 
They plan to fill in the pool and make it into a lounge area. It is already fenced off. It could be a smoking area or some kind of a containment area.
 
They will not handle court-ordered patients. The patients will be there voluntarily for 30, 60, or 90 days depending on the therapist assessment. They won’t be able to leave and go home for the weekend. When they get into after-care, they might come there for 1 hour a day for therapy. While they are in-patient, they can’t leave at all, not even to go to the convenience store across the street to buy a treat. There will be an AWOL policy.
 
6. Minutes Approval. The minutes of May 13, 2020, were reviewed. Blaine Breinholt motioned to approve the minutes of May 13, 2020. Landon Larsen seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Landon Larsen, Lisa White, Kendrick Thomas, and Blaine Breinholt. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously
 
7. Other Business:
    Greg Bean asked how the revision of the General Plan is going. Michelle Curtis will forward the information she has received from Bruce Parker.  Kendrick Thomas states that he had a discussion with Carson DeMille concerning the possibility of instituting impact fees for street improvements. Carson is going to check on that.
 
8. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 1st day of July 2020.
 /s/  Michelle Curtis
          Deputy City Recorder
 

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