- OPENING REMARKS
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- ROLL CALL
- MINUTES APPROVED
- BABE RUTH BASEBALL REPORT
- FLAG SIGNS APPROVED
- WAIVER OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR LUXURY HOMES APPROVED
- KIOSK BUSINESS APPROVED
- ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2008-10 ADOPTED
- TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY OF WILLOW CREED DISCUSSED
- ANTI-FRAUD POLICY ADOPTED
- RFP FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTON APPROVED
- OTHER BUSINESS
- EXECUTIVE SESSION
- RECONVENE & ADJOURN
- OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Chidester. 7:03:13 PM
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Jacobsen.
- ROLL CALL was answered by Mayor Brad Ramsay, Councilmembers Dan Chidester, Mayo Jacobsen, Larry Lunnen, Nahna Rappleye, and City Recorder Michele Jolley. Mayor Ramsay excused Councilmember Richard Barnett, City Administrator Woody Farnsworth, and City Finance Director Mike Langston.
Others present: Peggy Roundy, Parm Patrick, Jere Miller, Brady Miller, Ricky McIntyre, Bruce Mehew, Dave Anderson, Elaine Bonivita, and Kimball Poulson.
- MINUTES APPROVED. 7:04:39 PM The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held July 8, 2008 and made the following changes. On page 3 at line 10 the word “good” should be “could.” At line 30, the word “limiting” was changed to “limit” and the words “sale to” were inserted following the word “for.” At line 34, the words “it would be” were removed.
On page 4 at line 23, the words “the block” were changed to “Main Street.”
On page 5 at line 6, the words “number of” were inserted following the word “the.” At line 22, the paragraph was reworded.
On page 6 at line 32, the word “a” was inserted before “professional.” At line 37, the word “stated” was inserted before “he.” At line 40, Councilmember Lunnen wanted the sentence changed to state that the business’ customers would be pushed down to the end of the block to park. However, what Mr. Utley was referring to were the business owners in the middle of the block who are now parking on Main Street in front of their businesses. He was not referring to the customers of those businesses. The mid-block bulb out would push them to park down toward the end of the block in front of Mr. Utley’s business.
On page 8 at line 1, the words “representing the” replaced the words “is the.”
On page 9 at line 18, the words “the attendees” replaced the word “everybody.” At line 19, the word “crowds” was changed to “crowd.” On page 10 at line 14, the words “their fronts” were replaced with “the front of their buildings.”
On page 12 at line 5 the word “request” was changed to “requested.” At line 31, the words “out of town” were inserted following the word “be.” Councilmember Lunnen moved to approve the minutes of the meeting held July 8, 2008 as corrected. Councilmember Jacobsen moved to second. The motion carried with all in favor.
- BABE RUTH BASEBALL REPORT. 7:13:36 PM Parm Patrick discussed the Babe Ruth Baseball program stating that it is a volunteer organization. They held a tournament on Father’s Day weekend with 62 teams. One week from today, they will be hosting a 13-year-old tournament with 9 teams. They are providing host families for some of the players. The umpires will be from out of state. They will be hosting a bar-b-que at the Lion’s Park on June 30 and a golf tournament for the parents of the players on July 31. Then on August 1, they will be having a ladies’ luncheon at the Frontier Village with Miss Utah as the guest speaker. The Chamber of Commerce is paying for her appearance costs.
Mr. Patrick indicated that they had received a substantial donation from the Travel Counsel to help offset some of the cost of hosting the tournament. He thanked the Council for their annual donation. Mayor Ramsay asked that Mr. Langston check to see if there are any additional funds available.
- REQUEST FOR FLAG SIGNS DENIED. 7:21:08 PM Mr. Hinrichs reported on the Planning Commission’s meeting with Verizon Wireless and their request to place two flag signs at their business located at 163 North Main. The Planning Commission approved the request subject to the Council’s approval. The signs will project out over public property and under our ordinance; the Council has to approve them.
Mayor Ramsay asked Mr. Hinrichs if approving this would set a bad precedence. Mr. Hinrichs pointed out that the Council has turned down this type of sign request in the past. Councilmember Lunnen stated that the Council rejected a projecting sign for Verizon at this same location once before.
Councilmember Rappleye established that the new sign ordinance the City has been working on would not allow this type of sign. Councilmember Lunnen felt that approving this would open a floodgate until the time that the new ordinance is passed. In Mr. Hinrichs’ opinion, there is enough signage on this building already. They already have two wall signs and a sign in the window. Councilmember Lunnen moved to deny Verizon’s request for two flag signs. Councilmember Chidester moved to second. The motion carried with all in favor.
- WAIVER OF IMPROVEMENTS FOR LUXURY HOMES APPROVED. 7:24:34 PM Mr. Hinrichs reported that the Planning Commission also recommended that the Council consider Luxury Homes request for a Waiver of Improvements for the property located at 265 West 800 South (R1-10 zone). Mr. Hinrichs explained that our previous ordinance exempted a single-family development, so the existing ordinance is a step forward as to getting street improvements completed. The ordinance does allow the Council to make concessions.
Councilmember Lunnen pointed out that there are no other improvements on either side of this street. 7:30:25 PM Councilmember Chidester read an excerpt from the Planning Commission minutes wherein Commissioner Kunzler felt it would be difficult to have the grades needed now given the fact that the whole street will be a major collector under the Transportation Master Plan. Councilmember Rappleye did not feel that they should have to put in improvements at this time. Councilmember Chidester suggested that the waiver tie the installment of the improvements to the time development of the 800 South occurs.
Councilmember Rappleye moved to approve a waiver of improvements for Luxury Homes on 800 South until the 800 South is improved. Councilmember Jacobsen moved to second. The motion carried with all in favor.
- KIOSK BUSINESS DISCUSSED. 7:35:01 PM Mr. Hinrichs reported that the original plan was to place the business on the corner of Napa Auto Parts, 300 South Main Street. Since her appearance before the Planning Commission, the location has had to change. Katie Tolbert approached Jerry Larsen today about leasing the corner of 400 South Main Street, but he has not given her an answer. This new location would give her the ability to hook into the water and sewer. Mayor Ramsay felt that before the Council gives any approvals, they should see an actual plot plan. Mr. Hinrichs thought it should go back to the Planning Commission since the location has changed. Also, Mayor Ramsay would like to know that she has final approval from Jerry Larsen before the project is approved.
- ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2008-10 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed an annexation petition filed by Joe Levine, Darren Barney, Fred and Jeneal Wingelaar for property located between 700 North and 1200 North between 700 East and 1000 East. 7:52:01 PM The petition requests two lots to be zoned RR-1 and the rest of the property to be zoned R1-25. Councilmember Chidester moved to adopt Resolution 2008-10 accepting the annexation petition filed by Joe Levine, Darren Barney, Fred and Jeneal Wingelaar for property located between 700 North and 1200 North between 700 East and 1000 East. Councilmember Rappleye moved to second. The motion carried on the following roll call vote: Councilmember Chidester, aye; Councilmember Jacobsen, aye; Councilmember Lunnen, aye; and Councilmember Rappleye, aye.
- TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY OF WILLOW CREEK DISCUSSED. 7:54:38 PM The Council considered a request from Jedd Memmott of the Willow Creek development to allow temporary occupancy to coincide with the beginning of the Snow College school year. Mayor Ramsay reported that he, Mr. Hinrichs, Councilmember Lunnen and Councilmember Chidester met with Mr. Memmott today to discuss this request.
They discussed the need to honor the contracts they have with students coming on August 16 and a time line for the completion of the improvements. Councilmember Chidester asked how many students they have contracts with at this time. Mr. Memmott stated that 30 students have already signed contracts and there are others waiting for financial aid before they can finalize their contracts.
The road on the east will not be completed before occupancy, nor will the landscaping or the masonry wall. Therefore, they are requesting temporary occupancy of buildings 1 and 2. Councilmember Lunnen asked if they could be held to the dates and times given on the documentation Mr. Memmott submitted to the Council. Mr. Memmott said that they could.
8:11:53 PM Mr. Hinrichs felt that the commitment for paving is critical because as fall approaches it gets harder and harder to get the project done. He also felt that 650 West Street should be a real priority, as well as the connection through the development. If the Council is willing to make some concessions, then Mr. Hinrichs suggested that there be no occupancy of building 3 until all of the improvements are completed and development of phase II cannot begin until phase I is finished. He also suggested that there be a written agreement between everyone involved.
8:14:56 PM Councilmember Chidester moved to grant occupancy on buildings 1 and 2 on the condition that all of the paving in the parking area, the sidewalks in and around buildings 1 and 2, 650 West is asphalted and the block wall be completed by August 15 and that occupancy of buildings 3 and 4 will not be granted until all improvements are completed. Councilmember Lunnen moved to second. 8:18:30 PM The motion carried with all in favor.
- ANTI-FRAUD POLICY ADOPTED. 8:21:16 PM The Council reviewed a proposed anti-fraud policy. Councilmember Rappleye moved to adopt the Anti- Fraud Policy as presented. Councilmember Chidester moved to second. The motion carried with all in favor.
- RFP FOR SOLID WASTE COLLECTON CONTRACT APPROVED. The Council reviewed a Request for Proposal for residential solid waste collection. 8:21:46 PM Mayor Ramsay stated that the current contract will expire on December 31, 2008. The Council discussed whether to conduct the request by invitation only or by advertising. It was determined that requests be sent to the three contractors who submitted proposals the last time as well as advertising in the paper. Councilmember Chidester moved to approve the Request for Proposal for the Residential Solid Waste Collection in Richfield City. The motion carried with all in favor. 8:25:56 PM
- OTHER BUSINESS. 8:25:59 PM Councilmember Lunnen reported that he received a call from Jerry Larsen about all of the garbage in his parking lot. Mr. Larsen referenced an ordinance from Lehi City and he is convinced that this is what Richfield City should do. Mr. Larsen has been opposed to putting up signs in his parking lot. Councilmember Lunnen stated that one of the things in Lehi’s ordinance is that the property owner has to put up signs. When he pointed this out to Mr. Larsen, Mr. Larsen told him that Lehi City provided the signs for their businesses. Councilmember Lunnen recommended that this matter be on the next agenda and that the City attorney review Lehi’s ordinance. Mayor Ramsay also asked that a copy be given to the police chief as well.
8:32:41 PM Councilmember Chidester said that the Sons of the Utah Pioneers are holding their national encampment here in September. He had asked that the City put a pass for a round of golf in each of the registration packets. He asked if we wanted to prepare a coupon for this or if we wanted the organization to do it. Mayor Ramsay thought the City should provide the passes. Councilmember Chidester stated that the deadline for early registration is August 13 and they anticipate about 350 attendees. He did not think that many of the members were golfers, but he did want to specify that the coupons had to be used during the 3-day encampment. They could not come back later and use the pass. Mayor Ramsay asked Councilmember Chidester to get with Kris Abegglen at the golf course and come up with a pass.
8:34:23 PM Councilmember Chidester has been contacted by a couple of people who have had some problems with skunks. He wondered if we should look into getting some skunk traps. These individuals had contacted animal control and were told that they could not do anything about the skunks. Councilmember Chidester wondered if the City should invest in some skunk traps. Mayor Ramsay was not sure if animal control would be responsible or if this would be a matter for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Councilmember Chidester thought that people are contributing to this problem by leaving pet food out and not taking care of their garbage like they should. He thought that maybe the City could put something in the newsletter to educate people. Councilmember Chidester indicated that he would check with the Division of Wildlife Resources to see if they would handle this matter.
8:38:12 PM Mayor Ramsay explained that the redesign of the Main Street project will be presented at the next meeting. He advised the Council to look carefully at the redesign because they have the final decision.
8:39:19 PM Mayor Ramsay reported that there were excess funds in the budget on the College Avenue project. We are going ahead with the landscaping designed for the project. It is also thought that there is enough money to finish the curbing where there is not curbing.
8:40:27 PM Kimball Poulson discussed a proposal he had received for some property in the new business park. They are looking to fence, gravel and light the site for a Fortune 50 company to use as a drop lot for truck trailers. Richfield is one of five locations being considered. The consensus of the Council was to consider the proposal.
8:51:32 PM Kimball Poulson is working on a mailer that Salina City and Richfield will be part of along with the County. The mailer will promote the City’s business park along with Salina’s commercial park. By working together the cost would be significantly less, so he thought it would be a good idea.
- MEETING ADJOURNED. 8:55:42 PM At 8:55 p.m., Councilmember Chidester moved to adjourn. Councilmember Jacobsen moved to second. The motion carried with all in favor.
PASSED and APPROVED this 12 day of August, 2008.