THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
February 22, 2011
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richfield City office building located at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. Mayor Brad Ramsay presiding.
- OPENING REMARKS
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- ROLL CALL
- MINUTES APPROVED
- EXPENDITURES APPROVED
- FIELD RENTAL AGREEMENT AND FEES DISCUSSED
- PARAMETERS RESOLUTION ADOPTED
- ADDRESS CHANGES REVIEWED
- OTHER BUSINESS
- MEETING ADJOURNED
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by City Manager Mike Langston.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Kris Allred.
3. ROLL CALL was answered by Mayor Brad Ramsay, Councilmembers Kris Allred, Richard Barnett, Bryan Burrows, Mike Turner, City Manager Mike Langston and City Recorder Michele Jolley. Mayor Ramsay excused Councilmember Dan Chidester.
Others present: Bruce Mehew, and Paul Foster.
4. MINUTES APPROVED. 7:05:51 PM The Council reviewed the minutes of the special and regular meetings held February 8, 2011and made the following corrections.
In the special meeting of February 8, 2011, on page 4 at line 19, the word “are” was removed and the phrase, “good area of stain” was changed to read “good stain area.”
In the regular meeting of February 8, 2011, no changes were made.
Councilmember Barnett moved to approve the minutes of the special and regular meetings held February 8, 2011as corrected and presented. Councilmember Turner moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
5. EXPENDITURES. The Council reviewed the Cash Disbursement Journal for December 2010 and January 2011. 7:08:27 PM Councilmember Burrows moved to approve the Cash Disbursement Journal for December 2010 and January 2011. Councilmember Allred moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
6. FIELD RENTAL AGREEMENT AND FEES DISCUSSED. 7:14:29 PM Mr. Foster indicated that the Council was presented with a similar proposal about 5 years ago, but they did not want to implement a fee at that time. Mr. Foster stated that even if the Council does not want to do this now, it has become an industry standard and should be considered in the near future. Specifically where outside entities use the fields, we want to cover the City’s liability. He indicated that the purpose of implementing fees is to cover the City’s costs for lighting and field prep.
The field rental fee would include the initial prep work of the field. If any additional prep work is requested during the day or on holidays, then there would be an additional fee charged. Lighting is also costly, so Mr. Foster is recommending that we implement a fee for events that would require the use of the lights. A refundable deposit of $200 is proposed so that if the fields are left with excess damage or the restrooms are broken, then the City would use the deposit to repair damages.
The rental agreement would also require the user of the fields to provide the City a Certificate of Liability Insurance policy. Mr. Foster is most concerned about the liability issues. So he recommends that we require proof of insurance at the time the rental agreement is executed.
Mayor Ramsay asked what groups this would apply to. Mr. Foster stated that it would apply to the different groups in town that want to run a tournament on their own. It would not apply to the School District because of our use agreement with them. It would apply to Snow College, Rocky Mountain Baseball, and other groups that are organizing and bringing the tournaments in. 7:23:57 PM
Mayor Ramsay was concerned about discouraging people from coming here and using the facilities. If we are being competitive, that is one thing. Mr. Foster stated that the fees he is recommending are less than most. Mayor Ramsay’s concern was that the cost of the liability policy for a one-time tournament and they aren’t one of these organizations that this requirement would make it forbidding. There was some discussion about waiving this requirement, but still protect the City. Mr. Foster thought he could come up with something, but the whole point of requiring the insurance is to protect the City.
7:36:56 PM Councilmember Barnett moved to approve the implementation of a field rental agreement and fee schedule as presented. Councilmember Turner moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
Councilmember Allred believes that the majority of the people who will be subject to this agreement will be from here. He suggested that Mr. Foster have some idea where people can go to get liability insurance. Mr. Foster stated that he will look into this expense, and what they need to do.
7. PARAMETERS RESOLUTION ADOPTED. 7:39:38 PM The Council reviewed Resolution 2011-1 authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $1,500,000 in Parity Water Revenue Bonds of Richfield City, Sevier County, Utah and calling of a public hearing to receive input with respect to the issuance of such Bonds and any potential impact to the private sector from the construction of the Project. 7:42:47 PM Councilmember Turner moved to adopt resolution 2011-1 setting a public hearing for March 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Councilmember Barnett moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
8. ADDRESS CHANGES REVIEWED. 7:43:26 PM The Council reviewed address changes proposed by the County GIS Department for the southwest quarter of the City. Cynthia Nielson from the County GIS Department was present to discuss any questions that the Council had with the proposed changes. There is only one street in this quarter that has to be named. It is the private drive that accesses the Southwest Apartments and two other homes between 700 South and 1000 South running east of 400 West Street. The County suggested calling it Lizard Way. 7:54:10 PM The Council felt that the residents might make other suggestions and if not, it would be left as Lizard Way. Councilmember Burrows moved to approve the changes as presented by the County GIS Department. Councilmember Barnett moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
9. OTHER BUSINESS. 7:55:19 PM Councilmember Burrows told the Council that today, February 22, is the day that the City was incorporated back in 1878.
8:00:31 PM Mr. Langston reported on the Small Urban Committee meeting. The City is in line for funding in 2013 for 100 East. Mr. Langston would like the Council’s permission to have Jones & DeMille make an application for the next round of funding in 2018, which would complete another three blocks on 100 East. The Council wants to change the scope of the project to start on the north end of 100 East and work south.
8:05:10 PM Councilmember Turner reported on a meeting he had with Kimball Poulson about the employee incentive plan the City has been discussing. He also met with Lauren Barker and Forest Turner from the Department of Workforce Services. The State also has an incentive program that is funded through June. There is a $500 benefit to the employers who hires an employee that qualifies under the program when the employee is hired, and another benefit of $1,500 in three months. The City was going to offer $150 per employee, capping the program at $30,000. It was suggested that the Council consider paying $500 per employee hired full-time, with a cap at $30,000. It would be on a first come basis. Mr. Poulson will be to the next Council meeting to request formal approval of the program.
8:24:01 PM Councilmember Turner reported on the Community Covenants program. He met with Chief Johnson and Commander Workman and a couple of the wives and came up with the idea to do a resource guide that would have contact numbers for the City, religious organizations, Chamber members and a calendar of events. The concept is to have the kids at one location for a couple of hours each month so that the moms can do something else. They talked about scheduling events at the swimming pool, the parks, and ballgames for the kids and scheduling things for the moms like four-wheeler rides, a night at the college for pedicures, or something else fun. Councilmember Turner has 4-H groups and Young Women groups that would help with the kids.
Commander Workman would like to have the signing of the Community Covenants coincide with the ribbon cutting of the Armory.
The last time the 222nd was deployed, the City abated water bills for homeowners, but they paid any overages on the bills. The Council will do the same thing this time. This was also done for other individuals that were deployed with other branches of the military.
8:36:40 PM There will be an IDI Committee meeting on February 28, 2011. Councilmember Barnett reported that the Utah Symphony is available on the 4th of July. It would cost the City $10,000 plus the cost of motel rooms to have them come.
10. MEETING ADJOURNED. 8:48:07 PM At 8:48 p.m., Councilmember Turner moved to adjourn. Councilmember Barnett moved to second. The motion carried on the following vote: Councilmember Allred, aye; Councilmember Barnett, aye; Councilmember Burrows, aye; and Councilmember Turner, aye.
PASSED and APPROVED this 8 day of March, 2010.