COUNTY OF SEVIER  
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City 
December 2, 2020
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday,
December 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman Monte Turner, presiding.
 
1. Roll Call
2.  Public Hearing (6:00 p.m.)
    A. Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning map
        for the property located at 341 North 600 East Richfield, Utah.  The application proposes a change from the CS
        (Commercial Shopping) zone to the RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential zone).  
    B. Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning map
        affecting the property located on the east side of 100 West Street between 500 South and 600 South.  The
        proposal is to change the zone from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential). 
    C. Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposal to add the following definition to the Use Table
        with this use being allowed in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone as a conditional use:  “Senior Housing:   A
        long-term residential facility for elderly persons which may include some or all of the following:  individual
        homes, living and sleeping rooms, a common dining room, skilled nursing care, recreational facilities, and
        transportation for social and medical purposes.” 
3. Action on Public Hearings
    A. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposed  amendment to the General Plan and
        zoning map for the property located at 341 North 600 East Richfield, Utah.  The application proposes a change
        from the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone to the RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential zone).  
    B. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning
        map affecting the property located on the east side of 100 West Street between 500 South and 600 South. 
        The proposal is to change the zone from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential).
    C. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposal to add the following definition to the Use
        Table, with this use being allowed in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone as a conditional use:  “Senior
        Housing:   A long- term residential facility for elderly persons which may include some or all of the 
        following:  individual homes, living and sleeping rooms, a common dining room, skilled nursing care,
        recreational facilities, and transportation for social and medical purposes.” 
  4. Other Business
      A. Eric Mainord to discuss multi-family housing to be located north of KFC/Taco Bell.
      B. Discuss density for multi-family zones.  Discuss proposal for creating an RM-16 zone which would be a
          minimum of 8000 square feet for the first unit and 2500 square feet  for each unit after one, but no more than
          16 units per acre.  Parking requirements to be discussed.  
5. Minutes Approval
     A.  Consider approving minutes of November 4, 2020.
6. Planning Commission Terms
     A.  Appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2021.
     B. Discuss name of person to finish Monte Turner’s Planning Commission term.
  7.  Adjournment
 
1. Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Kendrick Thomas and Greg Bean were excused.
City Staff Present:   Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis and Building Official Rick Robinson.    
Others present:  Brayden Gardner, Larry Pearson, Jani Pearson, Jordan Shumway, Scott Memmott, Greg Gagon, and Eric Mainord.  
2.   Public Hearing (6:00 p.m.)
     A. 6:01 p.m.   Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning map for the property located at 341 North 600 East Richfield, Utah.  The application proposes a change from the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone to the RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential zone).  
Scott Memmott is the owner of this property.  Mr. Memmott has a buyer who would like to build a 3-plex on the property.   The property is currently zoned CS and would need to be changed to RM-11 in order to allow apartments.  The property immediately to the north has an 8-plex apartment building and is zoned RM-11.  He feels that the RM-11 zone is an appropriate zone for the property.  The public hearing closed at 6:03 p.m. 
     B. 6:03  p.m.  Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning map affecting the property located on the east side of 100 West Street between 500 South and 600 South.  The proposal is to change the zone from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential). 
There were no comments.  The hearing closed at 6:04 p.m.
     C. 6:04 p.m.  Public hearing to receive comments concerning a proposal to add the following definition to the Use Table with this use being allowed in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone as a conditional use:  “Senior Housing:   A long-term residential facility for elderly persons which may include some or all of the following:  individual homes, living and sleeping rooms, a common dining room, skilled nursing care, recreational facilities, and transportation for social and medical purposes.” 
There were no public comments.  The hearing closed at 6:05 p.m.  
3. Action on Public Hearings
    A. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposed  amendment to the General Plan and zoning map for the property located at 341 North 600 East Richfield, Utah.  The application proposes a change from the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone to the RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential zone).  
Scott Memmott was present.  He stated that there is a multi-family housing complex across the street to the north and apartment units immediately north of this property.  If it were in the RM-11 zone, this property is large enough to accommodate a 3-plex which would be similar to the one on 200 West and 600 South.  
Blaine Breinholt motioned to recommend that the City Council approve a change of zone from CS (Commercial Shopping)  to RM-11 (Multi-family Residental) for the property located at 341 North 600 East.  Landon Larsen seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  Those voting aye:   Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.  
     B. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposed amendment to the General Plan and zoning map affecting the property located on the east side of 100 West Street between 500 South and 600 South.  The proposal is to change the zone from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential).
Larry Pearson, Jani Pearson, and Jordan Shumway were present.  Larry Pearson said that currently there are four trailers and a home at the north end of this block.  There are three other existing homes going to the south.  The back of these homes is to the Quality Inn.  They want to remove all of that and bring in some mixed condos/townhouses that would tie in with the Quality Inn property.  They would like to provide some nice housing for VRBO-type stays.  There is really nothing in the County available for short-term or longer-term stays.  This would be similar to Airbnb, but the project would also have family properties as well, with some units open for extended stay.  There isn’t an extended stay south of Provo.  
Rick Robinson asked if this is really the best use of the property.  If they are doing an extended-stay motel, they could get more units with the commercial classification than they could as a residential classification.  
Lisa White feels like an RM-11 zone is a nice buffer because the area across the street to the west is used as single family residential.  Rick Robinson said the RM-11 zone limits the amount of homes that can be put on the property.  They could have more units as a short-term or long-term motel if is zoned commercial.  However, the Pearsons are also targeting residential spaces which is not allowed in the commercial zone.  
Mr. Pearson said they have not drawn anything yet, so he doesn’t know how many units they would be wanting to have.  Michelle Curtis explained that when they come up with a site plan, it will likely require them to redo the plat so the property lines go away and they use the property as a whole.  If they do decide to do some portion of it as a commercial motel-type property, they can split the property accordingly and a portion could be changed back to the commercial zone.  It is also noted that the Commission is exploring options for larger density zoning and that could have an impact on what they want to do.  
Lisa White motioned to recommend that the City Council approve the request to change the zone from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-Family Residential) for the property located on the east side of 100 West Street between 500 South and 600 South.  Susan Jensen seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:   Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.  
     C. Discuss recommending that the City Council approve a proposal to add the following definition to the Use Table, with this use being allowed in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone as a conditional use:  “Senior Housing:   A long-term residential facility for elderly persons which may include some or all of the following:  individual homes, living and sleeping rooms, a common dining room, skilled nursing care, recreational facilities, and transportation for social and medical purposes.” 
At last month’s meeting there was discussion about changing the zone at 175 East 600 North from CS (Commercial Shopping) to RM-11 (Multi-family Residential) in order to allow the senior housing facility at this location to expand.  The facility is financed by HUD.  This ties in with the discussion that has been on-going over the past few months concerning that creation of higher density zones for multi-family.  A zone allowing 26 units per acre would have to be created in order to accommodate the existing senior housing and its expansion.  It seemed that a better direction would be to create a definition allowing for senior housing in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone.  The reasoning is that senior housing is different from multi-family zones which allow families of all sizes. 
Rick Robinson asked if there should be an age set to qualify as “senior”?  There was some discussion as to whether the definition needs to be more specific.  The Commission feels like permitting senior housing as a conditional use requires an applicant to come into the Planning Commission for conditions and approval. 
Lisa White motioned to recommend that the City Council approve the addition of following definition to the Use Table as a conditional use in the CS (Commercial Shopping) zone.  “Senior Housing:   A long-term residential facility for elderly persons which may include some or all of the following:  individual homes, living and sleeping rooms, a common dining room, skilled nursing care, recreational facilities, and transportation for social and medical purposes.”   Blaine Breinholt seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:   Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.  
4. Other Business
     A. Eric Mainord to discuss multi-family housing to be located north of KFC/Taco Bell. 
Eric Mainord, Greg Gagon, and Brayden Gardner were present.  They have decided not to purchase the property north of KFC/Taco Bell.  They have signed a contract to purchase  property that sits between the old Topsfield Lodge and 1300 South.  The property consists of 9 acres.  They feel like this a good spot for a higher density zone for multi-family developments.  They believe a higher density than RM-11 would be appropriate for this property.  
This property will have access from both the north and the south.  It is a higher traffic area that might not be conducive for a single family residential zone.  The topography is friendly.  Blaine Breinholt advised that there will likely be a high water table at this location.
Over the past few months, there has been discussion about creating a higher density zone of 16 units per acre.  These developers would be interested in seeing a higher density than that.  They would love to see a discussion allowing 24 units per acre.  Mr. Gagon said a lot of times people think that high-density residential leads to blight.  He feels like that is a misunderstanding.  A project like this could be master planned with four, five, or six buildings, and probably phased.  When the development is completed, it would likely be a 10- or 15-million-dollar investment which would be one of the more substantial investments in the City.  Any developer who has put in that kind of an investment is not going to let their project look blighted.  They are not proposing low-income subsidized housing.  They anticipate this being stacked flats, condos, and some rentals. 
Rick Robinson said they have two problems:  They are on a State highway so they will have UDOT to deal with, and they are close to the airport, in the flight path, so their height will be limited.  
Brayden Gardner, a local real estate agent, stated that the number of people inquiring about developing in the area is going through the roof.   There is currently a demand for apartments or condos, and they are not available.  There are no developers in the area who could do a large quantity of housing.  The area where the Eagle View apartments and the KFC/Taco Bell is difficult because of traffic issues.  Mr. Gardner said the elevation of the property is lower than the highway and the airport shouldn’t be a problem.  
Mr. Gagon pointed out that regardless of what goes on this property, these problems will be have to be addressed.  He would encourage the City to look at a density of 24 units per acre.  It is his opinion that 24 to 26 units per acre would be about right.  Anything larger than that is probably going to entail the construction of units taller than three stories, and he doesn’t think the City would want that. 
A higher density controls sprawl and it controls traffic.  This would be a substantial investment.  In allowing a higher density, a developer might put in a pool, a weight center, etc.   The higher density allows a development to offer some desirable amenities.  There would likely be an HOA or a management office that would keep it in good repair.  It provides a place for young people and young families to start.  
The City could build certain conditions into the Code.  The following are examples:  If there are a certain number of units, then they might be required to put in a swimming pool; architectural styles could be addressed; percentage of open space; landscaping; number of covered parking spaces; storage spaces.  It is almost like a PUD where the larger it is, the more you have to provide.  There are a lot of ways to make a higher-density project like this work so that the City is not so uneasy with it.  
It is Mr. Gagon’s opinion that changing the density from 11 units per acre to 16 units per acre will not make a lot of difference.      
As far as parking, he suggests a one-bedroom apartment would have 1-1/2 parking spaces per unit with two- and three-bedroom units being required to have 2-1/2 parking spaces per unit.  
Mr. Gagon and Mr. Mainord would like to put together some possible layouts showing how this property could be developed.  They will come back with that next month. 
Mr. Gagon also pointed out that some development is dependent on the size of the property.  A 1-acre parcel is not going to fit 24 units and leave any room for parking or open space, but a larger parcel could accommodate that kind of density.  
This property is currently in the CS zone.  It will have to be rezoned to a multi-family residential zone.
     B. Discuss density for multi-family zones.  Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Kendrick Thomas were asked to be on a committee to discuss options for creating higher density zones.  They met during the past month and felt comfortable in suggesting creating an RM-16 zone which would be a minimum of 8000 square feet for the first unit and 2500 for each unit after one, but no more than 16 units per acre.  They had discussed changing the RM-11 to RM-16; however, Michelle Curtis pointed out that it might be better to leave the RM-11 as it is because changing it would require giving notice to all of those properties located in the RM-11.  Applicants could ask for the higher density zoning on a case-by-case basis.  Lisa White said she doesn’t really like muddying up the Code with three multi-family zones.   
In searching other cities, Cedar City had a density of 30, but they are lowering it to 24 maximum.  Ephraim has a maximum of 19.  Price has their highest density at 7 unless it is in a certain zone which allows 33 units per acre with maybe 11,000 square feet for the first unit and then 1000 square feet per unit after that.  It seems that 24 units per acre is a happy medium that a lot of places are looking at.  
As far as parking requirements, the Commission likes the parking suggested in the above discussion under 4A which is 1-1/2 spaces for a one-bedroom unit and 2-1/2 spaces for two- and three-bedroom units.  
It is felt that further study should be done before making a final proposal.  The committee will be meeting again on January 13, 2020.  
5. Minutes Approval
    A.  Consider approving minutes of November 4, 2020.  The following changes will be made:  Page 1 line 19, capitalize “Public” and eliminate extra spaces on line 20.  On page 6 there will be language added that the Planning Commission discussed whether or not to require dogs to be licensed.  It was decided that wouldn’t be a requirement because people could be bringing their dogs from other cities.   Lisa White motioned to approve the minutes of November 4, 2020, as amended.  Blaine Breinholt seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:   Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.  
 6. Planning Commission Terms
    A.  Appoint Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2021.   Lisa White motioned to appoint Kendrick Thomas as Chairman and Greg Bean as Vice-Chairman for 2021.  Susan Jensen seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:   Monte Turner, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Landon Larsen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.  
    B. Discuss name of person to finish Monte Turner’s Planning Commission term.   Larry Pearson, Brayden Gardner, Josh Peterson.  
7. Other Business.  
8. Adjournment.  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.  
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 6th day of January 2021.
/s/  Michelle Curtis
         Deputy City Recorder


AMENDED
NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF RICHFIELD CITY, SEVIER COUNTY, UTAH
 
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of Richfield City, Sevier County, Utah, will hold a meeting on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Richfield City Center, Richfield, Utah, commencing at 6:00 p.m.
The agenda for the meeting is as follows: (NOTE: The agenda may be accelerated or the line items may be discussed in any order.)
1. Roll Call.
2. Public Hearing: 6:00 pm
    A.  A public hearing was held to receive comments regarding the rezoning of property located at 544 West 600 South, formerly
         known as the Red Hills Mobile Home Park. The property is currently zoned RM-11 and would be changed to the MD zone
         (manufacturing and distributing) to correspond with the remaining property (KOA property).
    B.  A public hearing was held to receive comments concerning the Zoning Code, Section 1707-Bed and Breakfast Inn and Short-
         Term Rentals. The proposal is to eliminate item 7 which requires that primary access to all guest rooms is to be provided
         through the main entrance of the dwelling.
    C.  A public hearing was held to receive comments concerning a suggested revision to the Zoning Code to allow the keeping of no
         more than three 4-H animals for a period of 120 days before and 7 days after the County Fair.
3. Action on Public Hearings:
    A.  Consider recommending to the City Council that the property formerly known as the Red Hills Mobile Park be changed from
         the RM-11 zone to the MD (manufacturing and distributing) zone.
   B.  Consider recommending to the City Council that item 7 of Section 1707 of the Zoning Code be eliminated. This removes the
        requirement that primary access to all guest rooms is provided through the main entrance of the dwelling for a bed and
        breakfast inn or short-term rental property.
    C. Consider recommending to the City Council that the Zoning Code be revised to allow the keeping of no more than three 4-H
        animals for a
period of 120 days before and 7 days after the County Fair.
4. Annexations:
    A. Consider recommending that the City Council approve the annexation of of 15.13 acres located at approximately 1200 South 100
        East.
    B. Consider recommending that the City Council approve the annexation of 8.867 acres located east of Hwy SR 118 and south of
        1500 South Street.
5. Business Approval:
    A. Consider approving Jesse Taylor’s application for Business License allowing him to operate a business called Jesse Taylor Ltd,
        Tech Ops Intl, to be located at 420 E 100 South (MD zone).
    B. Consider approving Danielle Peterson’s request to operate a business for animal daycare and animal training to be located at 68
        South Main (D zone, P2 use).
6 Project Approval:
   A. Review and consider approving plans for the construction of two buildings (phases 1 and 2) in the Richfield Business Park on the
       lot immediately south of the Dogberry building. Building number 1 will house Dustin Nelson’s construction company.
    B. Review plans for small addition at Deseret Industries (CS zone).
7. Mixed Use:
    A. Consider possibility of allowing use of Motel 6 property as a mixed use of studio apartments and commercial businesses (CS               zone, C2 use).
8. Other Business:
    A. Discuss density for multi-family zones.
9. Minutes Approval:
    A. Consider approving minutes of October 7, 2020.
10. Adjournment.
 
CERTIFICATE OF POSTING, FAXING, AND MAILING
The undersigned Deputy Recorder for the municipality of Richfield City certifies that a copy of the foregoing Notice of Meeting was posted at the Richfield City Office on Richfield City’s website richfieldcity.com on the 3rd day of November, 2020, faxed to The Richfield Reaper at (435) 896-8123, and mailed electronically to each member of the governing body on the 3rd day of November, 2020.
/s/  Michelle Curtis
         Deputy City Recorder
 
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL RICHFIELD CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS.
If you need a special accommodation to participate in the City Planning Commission Meetings, please notify Michelle Curtis, Deputy Recorder, (435) 896-6439, at least 3 working days prior to the meeting.
THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
Richfield
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020
at 4:30 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 – NOISE ORDINANCE
5. FARMERS MARKET
6. FIIZ DRINKS
7. COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AGENCY
8. ORDINANCE 2020-9
9. ORDINANCE 2020-10
10. AIRPORT LEASE AGREEMENT APPROVED
11. SEWER LIFT SYSTEM BID TABLED
12. CAPITAL PROJECT LIST
13. JOINT HIGHWAY FUNDING DISCUSSED
14. OPERATING HOURS FOR PARKS DISCUSSED
15. FIELD USAGE AND RENTAL AGREEMENT
16. PURCHASE OF DUMP TRUCK APPROVED
17. CASH RECIEPTING & DEPOSIT POLICY APPROVED
18. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 2020 REVIEWED
19. RESOLUTION FOR STATE TREASURER
20. OTHER BUSINESS
21. MEETING & ADJOURNED
 
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Tyson Hansen.
 
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 (Not voting), Michele Jolley (Not voting), Tyson Hansen (Not voting).
 
4. PUBLIC HEARING. Chief Lloyd explained that the proposed amendment to the noise ordinance would include street/parking lot sweeping and snow removal as exempt. He has had some complaints that were not warranted and we already have a provision for the garbage trucks, and he felt that these guys do their work when the parking lots are not in use. Mayor Ogden opened the hearing at 7:01 p.m. The hearing closed at 7:06 p.m.
 
5. FARMER’S MARKET. Paula Warner discussed an amendment to the City’s policy to allow farmer’s markets in the City Park. She managed a farmer’s market at Wild Land Gardens for 3 years. By having the market here in Richfield, it would generate more business. They did it as a whole event, had live music and hand-made items. Councilmember Nielson attended one and it was very successful, but she is concerned that there was no social distancing and no masks. Another thing that she’s concerned about is she’s had a restaurant and a fast-food business who are concerned because they have to pay for fees while others do not have to and get to have those benefits. Another thing that she brought up was who would clean up after the farmer’s market.
Councilmember Nielson wondered if they would be paying enough in fees to cover the City’s cost. It is a well-used park and there was a concern about whether or not it would take the use away from City’s residents. Ms. Warner stated that each business is responsible to collect and pay sales tax to the State. She indicated that she was wanting to reach out and have more sellers come and participate, so it would be more of an opportunity for everyone.
Councilmember Nielson was still concerned and wanted to wait until we have something in place.
Mayor Ogden thinks this would be a good idea and has no problem with having it in City Park.
Ms. Warner stated that they do not make a profit. The fees are paid to go toward advertising. Each business can make a profit and that is her goal. She said that she could have applications and agreements that the vendors have to adhere to, which could include that they have a liability policy. A lot of times from these types of vendors, it can be tied to the homeowner’s insurance policy or she could require a special event policy, which is affordable. It is not where just anybody can come anytime and set up. She has specific set-up time, operating hours, tear-down time which includes cleanup. She would be very strict about them cleaning up after themselves or they cannot come back.
As for the other businesses in the area, one thing they did very well and successfully was to include the other businesses where they can come and have a booth or they can participate in ways of sponsorship where they can donate things for raffle prizes and it just makes it a lot of fun. She does not want to take business away from anybody. She felt that if it got to be a regular thing on a Monday night, people would come from out of the area which would then include shopping on Main Street in some of the other stores and it might be something where other businesses might consider staying open a little later because they would get business from it.
Councilmember Hansen noted that he has always been a fan of farmer’s markets, but they have mostly been on private property. As for having in the park, he does not think that we would be setting a big precedence on having a commercial venture there. We have personal vendors in the park, so it is not like we have not done anything like that there. He asked Ms. Warner if she was looking at having this there just because there is something already something there that the farmer’s market could kind of hitchhike on to the food truck thing or if she was thinking about potentially having a farmer’s market at that location when the food trucks are not involved.
Ms. Warner felt that they complement each other as far as she is concerned and they kind of go hand in hand. She has done a farmer’s market where they did not have food trucks involved, so she knows it can be done.
Councilmember Hansen noted that traditionally farmer’s markets are held on Saturday morning.
Councilmember Nielson is not against this, she thinks that it sounds fun, but she wants to be sure that we protect the businesses that we have in town that pay rent and taxes. She does not see why anyone would want to go into business and then be harmed in some way by this. She thinks we need to give those people credit for holding a business together and sticking with us throughout the year. She would like to set up some regulations and figure out how we are going to charge for this. We do not want to have yard sales in the park. Councilmember Nielson would like to have a work meeting and figure out what restrictions they should have and do that as quickly as possible.
Councilmember Nielson suggested that we set some temporary guidelines.
Councilmember Burrows was certain that we had done this before so he thinks it would great. He does not have a problem with it. He felt that if the Council sets a policy, Ms. Warner would be in charge so she would police it.
Councilmember Hansen loves farmer’s markets. He cannot recall any that have been held on public property. The other events talked about where we have vendors in the park; they are attached to a public event. They are not a stand-alone which is what he feels is the difference. He is uncomfortable having a farmer’s market in our public park.
Councilmember Burrows felt that allowing them for six weeks would be the best work-study we could have to figure out how it is going to work and what we needed to regulate.
Ms. Warner stated that they could probably find a private property that would allow them to do this, but she does not think that there is a better place than the park. She stated that if they are not able to make this happen, Monroe is ready to let them do it there. One of the reasons she wanted to start it out at Wildland Gardens was to get people there. She is not associated with them anymore, so it only makes sense for Sevier County to have it in Richfield.
Motion: Allow Paula Warner to put a farmer’s market on the City Park for the rest of August and through September to see how it goes.
Councilmember Burrows asked what she was talking about time-wise. Ms. Warner stated that the Food Truck Rally has been scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., but they all sold out so it did not go that late. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is a long time for a market. She would be okay with 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and they would need an hour to set up and an hour to tear down. Councilmember Burrows would like to have Ms. Warner come back with some ideas on how it should be handled. Ms. Warner stated that the first thing she would do in addition to working on finding vendors to participate is going to the businesses in town and see how they want to participate.
Motion: Restated the motion to allow Paula Warner to put a farmer’s market on Richfield City Park on Monday evenings for the rest of August until the middle of October without conflicting without other events and that she comes back with information so the Council can decide if we should have an ordinance or not. Councilmember Christensen asked if we are charging for her to use the park. Councilmember Nielson was also wondering that because we are giving up the City Park which is the most used park every Monday. No fee was established. Action: Approved, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yea = 4, Nay = 1, Abstain = 0). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Nay: Connie Nielson.
 
6. FIIZ DRINKS. The Council reviewed a plan for a Fiiz Drink building with a drive-up window. This would be located 1200 South 100 West which is the property just north of the car wash that is under construction. Motion: Approve a drive-up window for the business called Fiiz Drinks, 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.
 
7. COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AGENCY. The Council reviewed an area for a project area for the creation of a Community Reinvestment Agency. Malcolm Nash stated that when an agency is created, a project area is selected, and it is important because it has long-term implications as to how the tax revenues are generated, where they can be used, and how much can be generated. The balancing act is selecting an area where development is likely to take place in the future. You can select a project area and then capture those property tax revenues on a small portion, but you cannot create a project area and then amend it and expand it. We need to pick an area now where there is room for growth and not such a large area that we would not see development there for a long time. The area to the north of I-70 makes sense to include in the project area and some of the property on the south side of I-70.
Mayor Ogden asked Mr. Nash to explain how the City would benefit from this. Mr. Nash stated that it is an economic development tool, so it helps encourage and incentives growth in those areas. It is also a way to finance infrastructure without the City having to come up with the money initially to do it. Mr. Nash stated that the City could always create another project area.
A major issue in this area is the power. Mayor Ogden stated that if the Council agrees, then we need a motion approving the area. Motion: Approve a project area for the Community Reinvestment Agency, Action: Approved, Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
8. ORDINANCE 2020-09. The Council reviewed an ordinance rezoning the property identified as parcel 1-24-14 owned by Cary and Sherri Day from manufacturing to rural residential. Consider. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2020-09 rezoning the property identified as parcel 1-24-14 owned by Cary and Sherri Day from manufacturing (MD) to rural residential (RR-1), Action: Adopted, 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.
 
9. ORDINANCE 2020-10. The Council considered an ordinance amending the specifications for accessory buildings in rural residential zones. Mr. Day addressed the Council and explained that he was not ready to build a house, but he would like to build a barn. To him, he believed that the barn is a necessity.
Councilmember Christensen stated that after the last meeting she was thinking about this. Her best friend lives over in Annabella. She built a garage, and then they were going to build a house. She got the garage all done and decided that she did not want to do a house. They are just living in the garage. Councilmember Christensen thought it would be awful if we let barns of garages be built before the house and then they have them not ever build a house.
Mr. Day stated that the neighbor across the street was able to build their barn first and then they built the house. He is going to move here when he retires. He has thousands of dollars put into his property with the fencing and the well.
Councilmember Burrows asked if Mr. Day was going to put plumbing into this barn. Mr. Day stated that he is not. The barn he is building is costing him $85,000.
The recommendation of the Planning Commission was to only allow this in the rural residential zone. The proposed ordinance also makes it clear that the set back for the barn has to be such that a home could be built in front of it.
Councilmember Hansen is not concerned about Mr. Day but felt that we needed to be concerned about the next guy.
The reason why the Planning Commission recommended that it only be allowed in the rural residential zones is because animals like horses, etc., are allowed in these zones, so it would make sense that they should be able to have a barn to accommodate that use.
Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2020-10 allowing the accessory building to be built in rural residential zones before a home is built, Action: Adopted, 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.
 
10. AIRPORT GROUND LEESE AGREEMENT. The Council reviewed an Airport Ground Lease Agreement with Will Robinson for space #24 at the Richfield Airport. Motion: Approval of a ground lease for space #24 at the Airport to Will Robinson for the construction of a hanger, 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.
 
11. SEWER LIFT SYSTEM BID. Carson DeMille explained that a bid opening was held on the sewer lift station today. There were five plan holders, but only two submitted bids; A & D Jensen at $679,925 and Jackson Excavation at $404,512.50. The engineer's estimate was about $315,000. When the pre-bid was held, one of the contractors brought up a concern about shoring the excavation. We are right at the threshold of shoring requirements, so A&D Jensen included that in their bid, which was over $200,000 just for that item. Jackson Excavation did not. They planned on laying the excavation back.
Mr. DeMille talked to him again about 5:00 p.m. and he still thinks he could do it that way if the Council wanted to proceed that way. However, Mr. DeMille thought that the bid for the building was still high. In comparison, the last building we did, which is larger and has larger pumps cost approximately $450,000 for the whole project including all the equipment. The current project would be close to one million dollars if we were to go with these bids.
Mr. DeMille, the staff, and the pump manufacturer have been brainstorming all afternoon trying to come up with some alternatives that would maybe be suitable for the City to be able to proceed with this because something must get done down there with all of the development coming in.
The building we had planned was very similar to the one that we just did and it has worked really well, so this one was modeled after that one. In looking at what we have there, the current lift station does not work, but the manhole that sits on the property could possibly be used for the wet well. The manhole is not as big as they hoped it would be, but it would still work.
The difference would be that the pumps will kick on more frequently, but it would still give us the capacity to take on the growth that we are expecting. There will be an increase in power because of the pumps will run more frequently.
The building that we have in the plans now will have to be reworked so that it will sit on top of that manhole.
Councilmember Gleave wondered if this is something that we should be thinking let’s do it right the first time while we are doing it. Mr. DeMille stated that the proposal that we put out is the best package. Mr. Mogan stated that if we go this route, we would be looking at buying some additional property out there and relocating the whole building. Mr. DeMille stated that it would be well over a million dollars to do it this way. We will be re-bidding the project.
Motion: Table the award of the bid for the sewer lift system, Action: Tabled, Moved by Bryan Burrows, 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.
 
12. CAPITAL PROJECT LIST. The Council reviewed an amended Capital Project list to include the reconstruction and repair of the sewer lagoons on the short-term list. Motion: Amend the City's capital project list to include the sewer lagoons, 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.
 
13. JOINT HIGHWAY FUNDING DISCUSSED. Micklane Farmer from Jones & DeMille was present to discuss the Joint Highway funding applications that are going to open up in October. The streets that would qualify for use of those funds are Center Street east of Main Street; 500 North from 400 West to College Avenue; and 400 West. The funding is three years out.
Councilmember Christensen wondered about doing Center Street. Mr. Mogan stated that we would not be able to do as much because we would have to do curb, gutter, sidewalk, sewer, water and the ditch will have to be piped. We would probably only be able to do 3 blocks of Center Street.
Mr. Farmer stated that the funding application is based on a judgment call and if it is a reconstruct we would be more likely to get funded than if it is a mill and fill or a preservation project.
Councilmember Christensen would like to see Center Street done.

Mayor Ogden asked if a decision needed to be made tonight. Mr. Farmer stated that the applications open on October 1, so we have until then to decide. Mr. Farmer is more than willing to put the application together for us. This was just for discussion and will be thought about and discussed again.
He also indicated that another option is to have it switched to State funds. That way we could piggyback on it and make it a bigger project if you have other funds.


14. OPERATING HOURS FOR PARKS DISCUSSED. Chief Lloyd addressed the Council and explained that they have had a lot of issues at the Lion’s Park with vandalism going on at all hours of the night. operating hours for the parks and making the violation an infraction. Chief Lloyd brings up all the vandalism that has been going on at the parks. Councilmember Hansen brought up having the parks being closed at midnight so if anyone is there past then they would want the police officers to remind the kids to go home. A public hearing will be set to discuss an ordinance setting a curfew and the parks.
 
15. FIELD USAGE AND RENTAL AGREEMENT APPROVED. Sherri Christensen stated that there were some minor changes to the policy since the Council last reviewed it. The wording on the Facilities Reservation Policy and License Agreement changed to say, “Other policies include, but are too limited…” This is where it states that no alcoholic beverages are allowed within City facilities as well as tobacco and vaping products. This wording comes from the City’s Player Code of Conduct. Chief Lloyd stated that it is a State Law.
Ms. Christensen has not found a recreation department in the country that does not have a “no alcohol” at the ballgames or no tobacco policy. She indicated that we do have minors participating in our adult programs, so alcohol and tobacco would not be permitted.
If we do a usage, she would see that being similar to what the Council did with the farmer’s market and if we are not going to charge them a fee, they still need to sign the agreement to use our facilities. The rental would be for other entities to bring in tournaments that we are not sponsoring. Ms. Christensen stated that if know that they are there and they know that we know, then they are better users of the facilities.
Councilmember Christensen wondered if we ought to do what they do at the Fairgrounds and require a deposit and then if the restrooms are horrible of there is stuff all over, then they don’t get their deposit back. Ms. Christensen stated that we have this on the field usage agreement. The difference between the usage and the rental is that we would charge on the rental $50 per day per field and $25 for a 2-hour block.
Councilmember Burrows felt that the bigger issue was just knowing what is going on with scheduling. Ms. Christensen stated that it is coming down to knowing who is in charge. She further stated that if someone is coming into town and bringing a tournament, then they need to be responsible to Richfield City for doing what they are doing. They have to provide us with their insurance.
Mayor Ogden does think that it is important to have this agreement. He does not want it perceived that we do not want people to use our fields. Councilmember Nielson noted that we need to be aware of who is at the parks for organization and maintenance purposes. These usage agreements are more for those organized activities who have got to show some liability.
Councilmember Hansen would like to see this available online in the future.
Brett Butler stated that twice this year, there have been events scheduled. He has gone and prepared the fields and got everything ready and then they did not show up.
Councilmember Nielson thought that this is something that we need to put into effect, but she would like to have a work session where we talk about the parks and our regulations. It is our due diligence to take care of the parks and have some kind of control over them for the safety of our community. For example, we have listened to what the State has done for the COVID, but we have never talked about our take on it. Ms. Christensen stated that we had to do follow the guidelines. Councilmember Nielson that we need to talk about our regulations and how we are going to handle growth in the future.
Motion: Approve a Field Usage Agreement and a Field Rental Agreement, Action: Approve, 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.
 
16. PURCHASE OF DUMP TRUCK APPROVED. The dump truck that we have now is not serviceable. This was budgeted for the last fiscal year. Mr. Hansen explained that we wanted to wait and see what was going to happen with our budget and the sales tax revenue. The sales tax is up 8% over last year and the highways, transportation, and recreation taxes are all up. The cost will be around $82,400.
Motion: Approve the purchase of a dump truck for $82,400, 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.
 
17. CASH RECEIPTING& DEPOSIT POLICY. The Council discussed a cash receipting and deposit policy. Mr. Hansen stated that this is part of a fraud risk assessment that the State Auditor came out with. They want us to score ourselves on our risk of fraud within the City. This policy is one that we do not currently have in written form and it should be.
Motion: Approve Cash Receipting and Deposit Policy, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson.
 
18. FINANCIAL STATEMENT 2020 REVIEWED. The Council reviewed the City's financial statement for the second quarter of 2020. Mr. Hansen noted that revenue is up and over 100% in a lot of areas over last fiscal year. He explained that our capital projects were overspent and maybe a finding in our audit. Budgeting more is brought up but it still looks good. the sales tax looks good so the outlook looks positive.
 
19. RESOLUTION FOR STATE TREASURER. The Council reviewed a resolution for the State Treasurer. Motion: Approve resolution with State Treasurer to give access for Richfield City affairs to Marlee Hansen, Treasurer; Tyson Hansen, Finance Director; and Michele Jolley, City Manager, 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.
 
20. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Nielson explained that there is a new director for Miss Richfield. Brooke Burrows Hales has been the director for the past couple of years and she has done a fantastic job. The new director will be Melissa Udy. The 2019 Miss Richfield did get extra money for her scholarship since we did not have a pageant and she helped us out this year. We did not give out scholarships this year, but Councilmember Nielson had asked for an increase to Macey Madsen’s scholarship since she did help with the Fourth of July, 24th of July, and the County Fair.
Councilmember Burrows stated that we are having some issues with the canal bank just south of 530 South. It is eroding and undermining College Avenue. Mark Jensen, who cleans the canal, stated that one of the biggest problems is that the tunnel that runs under the freeway needs to be cleaned out. Right now, the water is all going through one, which is increasing the velocity. Carson DeMille stated that it might be possible to riprap it. That would probably cost $50,000 to $60,000 if it would work.
Councilmember Burrows indicated that he would like to take the money from the recent property sale and pay off the sales tax revenue bond loan. Mr. Hansen explained that we have visited with Marcus Keller from Zions Public Finance and mentioned this and he cautioned us on paying it off because of the interest rate that is on it is 1.94%, which is really cheap interest. He said that cash is king and with the way things are, he would recommend that we keep our cash. Councilmember Burrows stated that we would still have to take a good chunk of that money to put the road in at the business park.
Councilmember Hansen asked about the CARES act money and if we got all of the applications in that we needed to. It is really restrictive because it has to be used to fund things directly related to the COVID pandemic. It will have to be spent by the end of the year.
 
21. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 10:00 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Kathy Christensen, 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.
 
22. PASSED and APPROVED this 13 day of October 2020.
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City
September 2, 2020
 

Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., Assistant Chairman Greg Bean, presiding.

1. Roll Call.
2. Conditional Uses:
    a. Home Occupation: Consider approving Brandon Harrison’s request to conduct a business called Nebo Backcountry Adventures
        at his home located at 406 East 1010 North (R1-10 zone, C-1 use).
    b. Jorgensen Honda: Review and approve plans for a 20’x163’ addition on the north side of Jorgensen Honda at 980 South Cove
        View road (CS zone, C-1 use).
3. Zoning Discussion:
    a. Jaden Gurney to discuss zoning of the property located between 300 and 400 West on 1300 South. (The property will need to
        be annexed and is currently not zoned.)
4. Minutes Approval: Consider approving minutes of August 5, 2020.
5. Other Business.
6. Adjournment.

1. Roll Call. Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Kendrick Thomas, Susan Jensen, and Landon Larsen. Blaine Breinholt, Monte Turner, and Lisa White were excused.
 
City Staff Present: Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.
 
Others present: Brandon Harrison, Mike Jorgensen, Jaden Gurney, and Morgan Gurney
 
2. Conditional Uses.
    a. Home Occupation. Consider approving Brandon Harrison’s request to conduct a business called Nebo Backcountry Adventures at his home located at 406 East 1010 North (R1-10 zone, C-1 use).
 
Brandon Harrison was present. He would like to rent out bikes for people wanting to ride the bike trail system. He will have seven bikes for rent. Those would be e-bikes fat tires, and mountain bikes. He will advertise with social media, web site, newspaper ads, and radio. This will be a business with two headquarters, one in Santaquin and one here in Richfield.
He will not have any employees. The bikes will be rented on-line with the customer coming to the home to pick up and return the bikes.
 
Greg Bean explained that with home occupations, parking is always a prime consideration in not wanting the neighborhood to be impacted by too many customers showing up at a home at one time. Mr. Harrison said there is room to park in his driveway and also in front of his house. It should not be bothersome to his neighbors getting in and out of their places. The bikes will be stored in the garage. His family has property at the north end of town where they would like to eventually expand with all kinds of outdoor adventure rentals (bikes, kayaks, etc.). They will only have the bikes at the present time.
 
Greg Bean advised that if their plan is to eventually expand, then they need to be conscious of the impact that expansion has on the neighborhood when they can no longer store things in the garage and prevent people from being there en masse. When that happens, they will need to find a business location.
He initially plans to have 7 bikes, but there is room for them to double that number.
Kendrick Thomas motioned to approve the application with the advisement that as the business grows and starts to impact the neighborhood, they will look to relocate to a commercial site. Landon Larsen seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Kendrick Thomas, Landon Larsen, and Susan Jensen. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
Greg Bean advised that this is a conditional use so it is subject to review if any complaints are received.
 
b. Jorgensen Honda. Review and approve plans for a 20’x163’ addition on the north side of Jorgensen Honda at 980 South Cove View road (CS zone, C-1 use).
 
Mike Jorgensen was present. He said Jorgensens have gone through a lot of scenarios for the expansion of their store. They have decided they would like to push through their north wall and expand the building 20 feet. This will leave a 26-foot-wide driveway going to the back of their property; however, they don’t really use that for vehicles to drive through. It is used as an outdoor display area. There will be doors on the north side of the building to drive vehicles into the building for display, but the doors on the east side of the building will continue to be uses as an entrance for customers. They will have a walkway to the old county building that sits to the north and it will also be used as a showroom.
 
The DRC did not have any recommended requirements. Mike Jorgensen advised that they will be taking out the old mesquito abatement building and also the big white building.
Landon Larsen motioned to approve the addition for Jorgensen Honda as has been discussed. Susan Jensen seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Kendrick Thomas, Landon Larsen, and Susan Jensen. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
 
3. Zoning Discussion.
    A. Jaden Gurney to discuss zoning of the property located between 300 and 400 West on 1300 South. (The property will need to
be annexed and is currently not zoned.
 
Jaden Gurney was present. He is in the initial stages of planning an RV Park. He has this property under contract, but doesn’t want to purchase the property if he cannot do what he wants to do. There is a strip of farm ground on the west side of the property that he is considering purchasing as well.
 
He would like to do 80 to 100 pull-through units with an office facility, showers, laundry, park area, pickleball courts, dog walk, that type of thing.
 
The main entrance would be from the south side of the property. This property would have to annexed into the City, and there will be sewer and water impact fees. He feels that the County is trying to market for trails and recreation. He would like to contribute to that.
 
This property is near the airport. The airport flight zone needs to be checked to see what height restrictions there might be.
Campgrounds are allowed in the manufacturing zones, but not commercial zones. The property would be zoned at the time it comes into the City; however, the Commission feels like this area should be zoned the same as the contiguous areas which are CG (General Commercial) and CS (Commercial Shopping). The Commission is of the opinion that it would be best to change the Zoning Code to allow campgrounds in the CG zone. There is an existing campground on south Main Street that is located in the CG zone. The KOA campground is actually in the middle of a residential area. It is felt that it should be allowed in the CG zone as a C-2 use so that campgrounds are reviewed by both the Planning Commission and the City Council.
 
Mr. Gurney was told that the City could require him to do street improvements along 300 West which would include curb, gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt of the road to the centerline plus 10 feet. He would have to ask the City Council to waive that. There is a paved road on the south side where he would be required to install curb, gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt to the gutter. If he purchases the little strip of farm ground on the west side of the property, he would then be required to install curb, gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt to the gutter along that street as well (400 West).
 
As far as the water impact fee, he reviewed the chart with Michelle Curtis and he believes the campground would use a substantially less amount of water than what is shown on the fee schedule for impact fees. He was told he would need to work with the City Council and City engineer. He was could get some data together showing how much water a campground typically uses. As far as water shares to be turned over to the City upon annexation he was told to get a concept of a plot plan together for the City Council to review. On calculating water shares, the Council gives consideration to areas that are parking lots, driveways, etc.
Kendrick Thomas explained that the State Department of Water Quality has standards of usage that the engineers apply and use for calculating the impact fees and their table is used. Jadon had looked at that table with Michelle Curtis and he feels like there is something wrong with it because it seems out of proportion with what he believes a camp unit would actually use. He said there are so many expenses with starting a business. If it can be paid for along the way that is one thing, but to come up with all of these costs at the beginning is difficult.
 
Kendrick Thomas said he has expressed several times that there is disparity for someone developing a corner lot and developing both street sides is prohibitive, and he hopes that the City could come up with a solution with impact fees where perhaps the cost is spread a little more evenly.
 
Greg Bean said he thinks the first thing that needs to be done is to get campgrounds in the right place in the Use Table. The Commission feels like it would be appropriate in the CG zone.
 
Public notice will be given for a public hearing to be held next month to discuss changing the Zoning Code to allow campgrounds in the CG zone.
 
4. Minutes Approval. The minutes of August 5, 2020, were reviewed. The minutes need to be changed to show that Kendrick Thomas declared a conflict of interest on the Scott Hyatt project because his engineering firm prepared the plans for Mr. Hyatt. Kendrick Thomas motioned to approve the minutes of August 5, 2020, as amended. Susan Jensen seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Greg Bean, Kendrick Thomas, Susan Jensen, and Landon Larsen. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
 
5. Other Business: Greg Bean said he would really like to continue working on the General Plan. He asked that it be placed on next month’s agenda to set a date for a work meeting.  Kendrick Thomas brought up the application for conditional uses. He said that John Spendlove has stated that he would be glad to meet with City staff to review the process for conditional use applications so that the application is easier for applicants to work with. There was discussion about the DRC and concept reviews and perhaps it would be alright for applicants to bring a concept to the Commission and then draw up their final plans for DRC review and then the Planning Commission. Michelle Curtis said that planning consultants have cautioned about items coming to Planning Commission for concept review because once they have given even the simplest review, the concept is the same as approved and Commission hands could be somewhat tied in requirements that are imposed. Then when it comes for actual approval and a more thorough discussion, other things come up and maybe it doesn’t look like a project can be approved, but the applicant already has gone full steam ahead thinking they have been given approval. However, the Commission can decide how they want to handle it. The application for Conditional Use definitely has room for improvement. It would be good to meet with John Spendlove and get some ideas with another advantage being that Jones & DeMille is the City’s engineer of record and to make sure that the City and engineer are on the same page as to what is required. 

6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 7th day of October, 2020.
 /s/  Michelle Curtis
         Deputy City Recorder
 
RICHFIELD CITY CORPORATION
PUBLIC HEARING
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Richfield City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., at the Richfield City Center at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. The purpose of the hearing is to consider changing the Zoning Code to allow the construction of garages, barns, and outbuildings that are not accessory to the primary use of the property. The change being considered would apply to the RR-1, RR-5 and F-1 zones (Rural Residential and Forestry).
Published in the Richfield Reaper on Jun 18 and Jun 25, 2020.
 
Michelle Curtis
Richfield City Deputy Recorder

Richfield City Corp

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