THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
At the City Council
In and For Said City
April 10, 2018
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richfield City office building located at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. Mayor David C. Ogden presiding.
1. OPENING REMARKS
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. MINUTES APPROVED
5. EXPENDITURES APPROVED
6. PUBLIC HEARING – BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE
7. PUBLIC HEARING REZONE OF PROPERTY
8. PLANNING COMMISSION REPOT
9. OTHER BUSINESS
10. EXECUTIVE SESSION
11. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Mr. Creamer.
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Scout Troop 1699.
3. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson, Matt Creamer, Michele Jolley. Excused: Mike Langston.
Others present: Brion Terry, Carson DeMille, Carter Hunt, Tage Carroll, Jonathan Hansen, Caleb Thalman, Kyler Obrien, Jaxon DeMille, Jackson Burrows, Brent Schmidt, Morgan Shaver, Ike Shaw, Blaine Michaelson, Chandler Behunin, Mason Barney, Jackson Alger, Michelle Olsen, Adam Robinson, Trent Lloyd and Dave Anderson.
4. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held March 27, 2018. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meeting held March 27, 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
5. EXPENDITURES. The Council reviewed the March 2018 Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal. Motion: Approve the Warrant Register and Cash Disbursement Journal for March, 2018, Action: Approved, Moved by Richard Barnett, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
6. PUBLIC HEARING – BICYCLE AND TRAILS COMMITTEE. At 7:15 p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing to receive comments on the creation of a Bicycle and Trails Committee. Mayor Ogden explained how individuals donate their time to serve on various committees in the City. At 7:10 p.m., Mayor Ogden closed the hearing.
7. PUBLIC HEARING REZONE OF PROPERTY. At 7:10p.m., Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing to receive comments on a proposed rezone of the property formerly known as the Elks Lodge from commercial to single family residential. Councilmember Christensen noted that her packet included to notices of public hearing, one for tonight and one for April 24. The Council was informed that when the individual came before the Planning Commission, they expressed their interest in rezoning the property for multi-family instead of single family. Since it was noticed for a hearing for single family, it was necessary to go back and notice a hearing for multi-family once the buyer’s intentions were changed. Mayor Ogden understood that part of the golf course cart path is on part of this property. Mr. Creamer stated that we had an easement agreement with the Elk’s Lodge. It has the provision that either party could cancel the agreement with adequate notice. Whatever is done, we would either need to extend the agreement with the new owner or we could move the cart path. We are looking at that, but it would require the path to cross the canal a couple of time. The public works department believed that they could build some attractive bridges to cross if that is something we need. That is something that we would have to discuss if this moves forward. 7:14 p.m., Mayor Ogden closed the public hearing.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPOT. The Planning Commission discussed 2 items on their agenda. They had a public hearing on the rezone of the property known as the Elks Lodge. The more it was discussed the more complicated it became. Chairman Brion Terry stated that he has already heard from people that live out by the golf course and they are not in favor of this rezone. There are some other issues with the property as well. It currently is served by a septic tank and the sewer line is on the other side of the canal. They would not be able to have two homes on one septic tank and they would not be able to install a second septic tank. The potential owners did not seem to be too concerned with the golf cart path. They knew it was there and seemed amenable to working something out. None of the Commissioners were comfortable with this property being zoned as multiple family residential. The CCRs for the subdivisions adjacent to this property are strongly worded toward single family and no outbuildings.
They also discussed the old parson bakery property because they had a request to take the warehouse behind the old bakery and turn it into three studio apartments. The Commission did approve this because of a recent change to the ordinance to allow mixed use in the downtown zone. They will have to bring the building up to code and they were aware of the requirement for fire sprinklers and they are in the process for getting bids to see if this would be feasible. Parking was not an issue and they would need to address the lighting. The Planning Commission did approve this project based on it being a conditional use.
8. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Nielson reported that the Miss Richfield opening tea is on May 7. The pageant will be held June 23.
Mr. Creamer reported that he was contacted by the State and a couple other agencies and they are inviting the City on a mobile active transportation tour. This is an event where people who are interested in cycling and providing better cycling paths in communities do a tour of the community on bicycles to evaluate what we have; how we can improve it and bring community leaders and ideas together. It is scheduled for May 4.
Mr. Langston has been very busy working on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The proposed budget will be presented the first meeting in May.
Mayor Ogden stated that he has been in Provo in meetings involving the Juvenile Justice System. He came away with one feeling and that is that we live in a great valley and we are very fortunate to live here and have great law enforcement.
Councilmember Arrington gave a quick update on the events being planned for the 4th of July. The group for the 3rd of July has been scheduled. It is a group called Final Fusion out of St. George. The 4th graders at Pahvant Elementary have the papers for the theme and hopefully they can think of a great theme for us.
Councilmember Arrington met with the women’s volley ball coach from Snow College and they are going to do an invitational tournament here for 8 junior colleges in August. The coach would really like to see a couple years of invitational and then put in a bid for the national junior college championship.
9. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 7:36 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 5). Yea: Kevin Arrington, Richard Barnett, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielson.
PASSED and APPROVED this 24 day of April, 2018.