06.02.20 Council Minutes

At the City Council
In and For Said City
June 2, 2020
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, June 2, 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. ROLL CALL. Present: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Mayor David Ogden, Michele Jolley. Excused: Connie Nielson.
2. BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020/2021 DISCUSSED. The Council reviewed the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020/2021. The only thing that really changed in the budget is the police department because salary increases were figured in. Everything else basically stayed the same. There are a few employees in other departments who should receive salary increases, but they are not in the budget at this time.
Councilmember Hansen noticed that the grant for the DUI grant that we did not fund anything in the current year or the year before, but we are showing $10,000 budgeted. He questioned that and thought it should be more. It was pointed out that the actual number is showing under the police department in police grants.
Councilmember Burrows wondered why the irrigation is not separated into different departments, but the majority of the water is used by the golf course. There is some money that comes out of the parks to pay for the remainder of the irrigation.
Councilmember Burrows questioned why the insurance for the Airport went from $3,000 to $6,000. Because of the improvements we have made to the Airport, we now have larger airplanes and jets that come in and they more expensive, so we needed to increase our liability insurance.
There was an increase to a line item in the Library budget. This was necessary to pay for a computer program that we are required to have. The cost is dependent upon the size of the community and the library. It is an $8,800 per year cost for our library.
Councilmember Burrows noted that even though we have not made any adjustments to salaries, he is really hoping that the temporary wages for the golf course go down this year, since they have another full-time employee there now.
Councilmember Hansen asked about the Dolphin Swim Team. It is a summer swim team that includes younger kids who are not in high school. He noted that we must fully fund that. Councilmember Christensen wondered if we do not charge enough to full fund this.
Councilmember Burrows noted that the soccer program has gone up $1,000. The revenue has increased considerably. We actually took in $19,000.
Councilmember Christensen asked about the additional funds in the animal control budget. She did not think that we had anything to do with animal control. It was mentioned that sometimes we have to take an animal to our old shelter because the officer does not have time to take the animal to Sigurd. We use the funds to feed the animal if needed and to keep our building up.
Councilmember Christensen also asked about the increase in the budget for youth court. There is an offsetting revenue for the expenditures, but the increase is due to the number of kids coming to youth court.
Councilmember Burrows mentioned the sidewalk along 500 East 600 North where the bus stops. He wondered if there were any safe sidewalk funds that would be available. Mr. Breese stated that if the City would build the sidewalk, he would donate the land for the sidewalk.
3. TENATIVE BUDGET ADOPTED. The Council considered adopting the tentative budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Motion: Adopt a tentative budget for 2020-2021, Action: Adopted, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4) Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
4. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 5:20 p.m., Motion: Adjourned, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yea = 4). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
PASSED and APPROVED this 25, day of August, 2020.