02.08.22 Council Minutes

THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the City Council
In and For Said City
February 8, 2022

Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 8, 2022,
at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Richfield City office building located at 75 East Center, Richfield, Utah. Mayor Bryan L. Burrows presiding.

  1. OPENING REMARKS
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. ROLL CALL
  4. APPOINTMENTS
  5. MINUTES
  6. EXPENDITURES
  7. AMENDED RULES OF PROCEDURE AND ORDER APPROVED
  8. FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STATE TOURNAMENT HOSPITALITY ROOM APPROVED
  9. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
  10. CONDITIONAL USE FOR CENTRAL UTAH COUNSELING CENTER APPROVED
  11. CONDITIONAL USE FOR A MIXED-USE AT 146 NORTH MAIN APPROVED
  12. SUBDIVISION FOR THE PROPERTY OWNED BY RM24, LLC. APPROVED
  13. REMEDY FOR DRAINAGE PROBLEM ON 600 NORTH APPROVED
  14. UPDATED STORMWATER DRAINAGE PLAN APPROVED
  15. CHANGES TO THE WIDTH OF 100 EAST APPROVED
  16. ORDINANCE 2022-6 RE-ADOPTED
  17. ORDINANCE 2022-7 ADOPTED
  18. RESOLUTION 2022-1ADOPTED
  19. INCREASE IN GOLF FEES APPROVED
  20. AGREEMENT WITH UDOT APPROVED
  21. EXTENSION OF THE WATER LINE FOR STOCK WATERING APPROVED
  22. OTHER BUSINESS
  23. MEETING ADJOURNED
  24. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Chief Lloyd.
  25. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Mayor Burrows.
  26. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor Burrows (Not voting), Brayden Gardner, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Elaine Street, Tanner Thompson, Michele Jolley (Not voting), Tyson Hansen (Not voting).
  27. APPOINTMENTS. Mayor Burrows noted that the Council voted to appoint Brayden Gardener to the Council to fill the unexpired term of Councilmember Kathy Christensen. Mr. Gardner took the Oath of Office and then took his seat on the Council.
  28. MINUTES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the minutes of the meeting held on January 25 and January 27, 2022. Motion: Approve the minutes of the meetings held on January 25 and January 27, 2022, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  29. EXPENDITURES APPROVED. The Council reviewed the January 2022 warrants. Motion: Approve the warrants for January 2022, Action: Approved, Moved by Tanner Thompson, Seconded by Brayden Gardner. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  30. AMENDED RULES OF PROCEDURE AND ORDER APPROVED. The Council reviewed the Rules of Procedure. It was noted that a policy on prayer has been included. Traditionally prayer has been given by a Councilmember. The amendment to the Rules is a formal action. Mayor Burrows stated that a change was made to include the Council’s policy on prayer. According to the law, staff cannot be asked to pray. Our policy has always been that a Councilmember offers the prayer. Councilmember Thompson asked what would happen if we did not have this policy and it was noted that you would have to let anyone who wanted to offer a prayer the opportunity to do so. The Council would have no control over what was said or the length of the prayer or remarks. Motion: Approve the Amended Rules and Procedure and Order, Action: Approve, Moved by Tanner Thompson, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  31. FUNDS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STATE TOURNAMENT HOSPITALITY ROOM APPROVED. Kevin Arrington was present to request up to $1,500 in funding for the High School State Tournament hospitality room. Mr. Arrington explained that he is here representing the Chamber Board. The Chamber has usually taken care of the hospitality room. This year, they ran into some issues when they went out to the businesses and got donations, but they did not even get through the preview tournaments with everything they had collected. They would still like to try and go the extra mile and roll out the red carpet, especially for the State tournaments. The hospitality room for the basketball tournaments is not used as much. With the wrestling tournaments that are coming, they are all here at once and the UHSAA wants us to feed approximately 100 people.

They met with the County and the County agreed to give them $2,500. Moving forward, the hospitality room will be funded by their gates so they will be able to decide if they want it or not. Councilmember Thompson stated that the UHSAA pays for it everywhere so he wondered why they expect us to do it.

Amy Myers stated that it was a way to help us bring people here. It has grown more than anyone thought it would. Mr. Arrington stated that they have changed the contract so that if they want catering it would be provided at their cost. He thought that it would be a conversation that we should have with the UHSAA also.

Councilmember Hansen wondered if an organization like the Dairy industry could potentially sponsor something like that. He wondered if that is through the State Association.

Mr. Arrington stated that they do work that out with the UHSAA. Councilmember Gleave asked who this would help. Ms. Myers stated it would help the Chamber. Everything is still being run through the Chamber. Motion: Approve a one-time allocation of up to $1,500 to help with the hospitality room for the upcoming State Tournaments, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT. Commissioner Greg Bean was present to report on the actions taken at the Planning Commission meeting held on February 2, 2022. They discussed some planning efforts. They discussed smaller lots and setbacks. We already have some smaller zones that are allowed. Some other communities have smaller lot sizes, but they did not change their setbacks. They further discussed the RM-24 zone and some limitations that they are looking at recommending. They have considered just putting a limit on the number of units allowed. The proposal was made to use the land use map to regulate where these projects could be allowed. They have a committee that will be meeting this Thursday to come up with some recommendations.

A public hearing was held for a request by Deer Creek Timber to rezone the property to RM-24 which is located in Centennial Plaza north of the existing townhomes.

A public hearing was held for a request by Mike Jorgensen to rezone property east of the golf course and along Airport Road from general commercial to R1-6 single-family residential.

The Planning Commission reviewed a subdivision plat for RM24, LLC and considered approval. The subdivision splits the student housing from the townhome project being proposed. The Planning Commission recommended that the subdivision be approved. They do not want to be liable later to improve 350 West, which is a dirt road now, because they do not have any interest in that road.

They received comments concerning an application proposing a townhome development at 1080 South 900 West that is in an RM-11 zone and not an RM-24 zone. They received comments concerning proposed changes to the zoning code concerning RM-24.

They considered recommending approval of a petition for annexation filed by Jonathan Lund located west of Home Depot. They want 4.5 acres on the north to zoned general commercial and the south 7 acres to be zoned for high-density residential (RM-24). They recommended approval of that petition.

They recommended approval of a conditional use for Terry Sharp for mixed-use of his property and 146 North Main.

They considered and approved a conditional use permit for Jonathan Anderson to conduct a business called “Urning to Burn” at his home at 555 West 500 North. He makes caskets and vaults for animals.

Victor Torok was granted a conditional use to operate a business Torok Company for motorcycle repair, purchase, and sales at his home at 1038 North Plaza Drive.

Tyson Curtis was granted a conditional use permit to operate a short-term rental at 54 South 200 West.
Sinisha Kostich was granted a conditional use permit to conduct a community activities business/reception center in the old church house at 301East 100 North.

They recommended approval of the plans for an addition for the Central Utah Counseling Center at 100 East 300 South.

Larry Pearson’s concept for development on 100 West between 600 and 700 South was discussed. There is a zoning change that needs to take place to RM-24. His project will include 3, 3-story buildings next to the Quality Inn. The Planning Commission was supportive of this project because it would help balance the locations of RM-24 zones in the City.

  1. CONDITIONAL USE FOR CENTRAL UTAH COUNSELING CENTER APPROVED. The Council reviewed a proposal that would add room for 8 more beds at the Central Utah Counseling Center facility located at 100 East and 100 South. Because it is located in the downtown zone, it requires a conditional use permit. Nathan Strait, the director, and Curtis Miner, the architect, were present to discuss the proposal. They are looking at adding on to their residential facility. When they originally built it, they had planned to build a 16-bed facility and adjusted it down to 8 beds, knowing that in time they would need to expand because of the need. These plans would expand the original 8 beds to 16 beds. They have purchased the 2 homes to the west and will be tearing them down to make room for this expansion.

Councilmember Thompson asked what they mainly do. Mr. Strait stated that they are both mental health and a substance abuse treatment facility. Those who will be staying in those facilities will not be substance abuse clients, they will be mentally ill. Most of their clients are severely mentally ill with mostly schizophrenia. How long is a typical stay for someone with schizophrenia?

Mr. Strait indicated that this is a lifetime disorder. They have had some clients in their Mt. Pleasant facility for 15 years. They anticipate that she will be there until she passes away. This is simply because she has no family or friends. If there was not a facility, she would be on the street. For others, it is a temporary stay of 6 weeks. The process is that they are coming out of the State hospital into a residential facility and there they are stabilized on their medications and they can go back with family or friends.

Councilmember Gleave asked if the facility provides meals or if the client can come and go. Mr. Strait stated that they typically stay right there. They do have cooking facilities for them. Most are on public assistance so they have food stamps or SSI or SSVI. They will go and purchase their food and then fix it there. There are groups they run to try and help them learn how to eat healthier and to be able to stretch their budget. A lot of what they do is teach them life skills.

Councilmember Gardner asked if they anticipate an additional expansion. They indicated that they are looking at expanding their facility, but not the number of beds. Any expansion would be out-patient offices. Motion: Approve a conditional use for Central Utah Counseling Center to expand the current facility with an additional 8 beds, Action: Approved, Moved by Todd Gleave, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave.

  1. CONDITIONAL USE FOR A MIXED-USE AT 146 NORTH MAIN APPROVED. Terry Sharp owns the property at 146 North Main and he would like to be able to have the commercial on the lower level and apartments on the upper level. Mr. Sharp stated that they have an entrance in the front and the back. They are going to redo the main level and 2 studio apartments on the upstairs level. He was asked how many apartments he would have. He indicated that the most he would have are 2 and possibly 3. They are considering making a separate entrance for the upstairs that would also have some offices.

Mayor Burrows noted that the Council approved apartments in the downtown zone about 2 years ago. Mr. Sharp already gets calls because people think there are apartments up there already. He felt that if he had them, they would rent fairly quickly. Councilmember Hansen is in favor of this use. Motion: Approve a conditional use for Mr. Sharp to operate his building as a mixed-use, combining retail space with studio apartments on the upper level, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. SUBDIVISION FOR THE PROPERTY OWNED BY RM24, LLC., APPROVED. The Council reviewed a subdivision plat for the property located on 350 West between Cove View Road and 1300 South. Councilmember Gardner declared a conflict of interest. Mayor Burrows noted that this is the property being considered for the student housing project. Councilmember Hansen would like to see this property developed. Motion: Approve a subdivision plat for RM24, LLC, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Tanner Thompson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  2. REMEDY FOR DRAINAGE PROBLEM ON 600 NORTH APPROVED. Micklane Farmer was present to discuss some ideas and costs associated with correcting the drainage problem on 600 North. He met with Mr. Mogan and Mayor Burrows and discussed some options to correct the standing water collecting there that is about 3 inches deep most of the winter. The cross gutter would be removed and a pipe installed that would take the water to an existing dry well.

Mayor Burrows stated that this is just an estimate, so it could end up costing more. We will have to bid it out and see where it ends up. Councilmember Thompson wondered if we had the option of just leaving it. Mayor Burrows stated that is not an option.

Councilmember Hansen thought we should put it out to bid. Motion: Approve bidding the project to correct the drainage problem on 600 North, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion passed (summary: Yes = 4, No = 1, Abstain = 0). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner. No: Tanner Thompson.

  1. UPDATED STORMWATER DRAINAGE PLAN APPROVED. Carson DeMille was present to discuss an update to the City’s stormwater drainage plan. He noted that the last time the Council met, they wanted to know what the cost difference was between retention and detention ponds. He looked at the cost of the Links subdivision pond, explaining that prices would be higher not. It would cost about $56,000 to build a pond like that. An underground pond, using storm bricks, would be over 1 million dollars. Other options are less expensive than storm bricks, but it would take a lot more property.

Mr. DeMille changed the sentence talking about commercial versus residential to make it simple. The old sentence stated, “Due to concerns with sedimentation and inadequate infiltration capacities, surface storage retention basins are not allowed unless approved by the City.” The new sentences stated, “Due to concerns with sedimentation and inadequate infiltration capacities, surface storage retention basins that will become the property or Richfield City upon completion are not allowed unless approved by the City.”

For them to do a retention basin, we are requiring them to provide infiltration data and show that it will drain over 3 days. They would have to go to a fairly extensive effort to prove that to use one.

We can leave it and essentially what it means is if the retention pond is not being turned over to the City, then it could be allowed.

Mayor Burrows asked if lining the pond with grass would be better than lining it with rock. He could see that if it ever needed to be cleaned out and it had rock in it, it would be harder to clean. If it were grass, we could go in and dig it out.

Mr. DeMille stated it would depend on your opinion. If it were grass, it would have to be irrigated and mowed. If it were rock, it would need to be sprayed for weeds. Councilmember Hansen said that the grass may have some other value as well. There are costs involved to maintain it, but some larger projects could serve as a dual purpose.

If they cannot show that it can drain within 3 days, Mr. DeMille stated that they would have to install a sump pump, and then the City would take ownership of it. If not, they would have to go underground and that would kill the project.

Councilmember Gardner was not in favor of a developer having to get the approval of the City because it would create an additional step and take more time. Mr. DeMille stated that the language could be softened to say that a retention system must be pre-approved by the City instead of staying it is not allowed unless approved.

Councilmember Thompson wondered if there would be a situation where we would not approve it. He is just trying to put himself in the shoes of the developer. It just seems like another step. Councilmember Gardner stated that if it is an extra approval, he felt it could stifle growth.

Motion: Table the Stormwater Drainage Plan, Action: Tabled, Moved by Elaine Street, Seconded by Brayden Gardner. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. CHANGES TO THE WIDTH OF 100 EAST APPROVED. Trent Brown discussed the layout of 100 East through the intersection of 1100 South to 1300 South. He noted that there are 3 power poles in the right-of-way that prevent the road width of 60 feet. Part of the project was to get power to CSS which required a new power service with some switch boxes. The power company met with CSS to determine where the switch boxes would be located and the spot that they determined is right in the curb and gutter of the widened road that had been designed. By the time this was discovered, it was too late to relocate it. The cost to relocate the power was quite substantial. We discussed narrowing the road. There would have been 41 feet of paving through there. The drawing presented has a proposed width of 35 feet of paving.

With the project as is, part of the road in front of CSS would be paved and part of the road in front of Patriot Storage would be paved. We looked at the possibility of the City participating to complete the road, as well as enforcing the agreement the City has with Lance Larsen to complete their portion of the road. This will require Larsen’s to relocated their fence for the 5-foot sidewalk that would be located on the west side of the street.

Rasmussen Excavating has a contract with both CSS and Patriot Storage to do what they have already agreed to do. They will be starting the concrete within 2 to 3 weeks. Mayor Burrows stated that the road between 1000 South and 1100 South will not be any wider unless we take property and move the power line. He thinks it will be the same from 1300 South to 1500 South also.

Councilmember Gardner declared a conflict of interest. Based on Mr. Brown’s estimate, the City would pay approximately $80.000. Mayor Burrows stated that this will put a hardship on Patriot Storage as well. They have an agreement allowing them to postpone the installation of the curb, gutter, sidewalk, and asphalt on the west side of 100 East. Mr. Farley of Patriot Storage understands that it makes sense to do the project all at the same time.

Councilmember Hansen felt that we would be remiss if we did not seriously pursue a sidewalk on 100 East. Narrowing the sidewalk to 4 feet instead of 5 feet would save approximately $25,000 on the concrete and there would be a little saving on the dirt work also. Councilmember Hansen would be in favor of this kind of a compromise.

Motion: Approve the project with a 4-foot sidewalk on the west side and the City will participate on the portion marked with the green hash marks, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. ORDINANCE 2022-6 RE-ADOPTED. The Council was informed that the plat for this annexation had to be changed per the County’s direction, so it could not be filed with the Lt. Governor’s office within the time frame required. This is for the property on 1500 South and 100 West owned by Four Star, LLC. Motion: Adopt Ordinance 2022-6, Action: Adopted, Moved by Elaine Street, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  2. ORDINANCE 2022-7 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed an ordinance to annex the property on 1500 South, west of Hwy 118 and east of Airport Road owned by the Municipal Building Authority of Richfield City, A&D Jensen Contractors, and JKL Construction, and the request for a zoning designation of Industrial (MG). Motion: Table, Action: Tabled, Moved by Brayden Gardner, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  3. RESOLUTION 2022-1ADOPTED. The Council reviewed the petition and resolution for the annexation of property owned by Triple J Holdings and located along Cove View Road east of I-70 and west of Home Depot. Councilmember Street did not know why anyone would want to put residential here. Councilmember Gardner declared a conflict of interest. Motion: Adopt Resolution 2022-1 accepting the annexation petition filed by Triple J Holdings, Action: Adopted, Moved by Elaine Street, Seconded by Tanner Thompson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  4. INCREASE IN GOLF FEES APPROVED. Todd Mullen discussed the increase in fees and explained that all of the courses across the State are increasing their fees to pay for the increase in costs. Councilmember Thompson asked Mr. Mullen if a season pass would go up because it was not included on the list. Mr. Mullen stated that he is not proposing to raise the season pass fee this year. Most of the people who buy season passes are local. We can raise them if the Council chooses. Councilmember Gleave asked what a season pass costs. Mr. Mullen stated it is $650 and in the past Seniors pay $600.

Councilmember Hansen knows that fertilizer and chemicals are increasing significantly more proportionate from what Mr. Mullen is advocating on green fees.

Motion: Adopt the increase to the green fees for the golf course, Action: Adopted, Moved by Tanner Thompson, Seconded by Elaine Street. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. AGREEMENT WITH UDOT APPROVED. UDOT will be installing a new signal at the intersection of Main Street and 100 North. The other signals in the downtown area have been powder coated. Councilmember Hansen felt that it would look out of place if we did not do it because the others have been done. Motion: Approve the agreement with UDOT to powder coat the new signal light at 100 North, Action: Approved, Moved by Elaine Street, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.
  2. EXTENSION OF THE WATER LINE FOR STOCK WATERING TABLED. The Council reviewed a request to extend the water line on Annabella Road for stock watering. Mr. Mogan explained that years ago, Sevier County covered the ditch and installed some culverts, but there were some users out there that were watering out of that ditch. The City agreed to allow a 2-inch line to be run out there for stock watering. Matt Beard has a piece of land out there that is past the water line and he is requesting a connection on that line. Kerrielynn Beard stated that originally the property was owned by her father and it used to be watered out of that ditch. Her father, at the time, ran a pipe under the road to the property from his well. They do not have a problem with being about to use that, but at the same time, at some point, they may not always own that access.

Mr. Mogan stated that the connections have been about $1,000 on the existing line. The line would have to be extended 600 feet at a cost of about $2,900 for material, but that line was plowed in and not dug in. The shoulder is narrow right there and the City does not have the capability to extend this line.

Mayor Burrows asked Mrs. Beard if her dad said he did not want the connection. She said that he and Duane Utley had and he said he was not worried about it. She said he was told that the line would run down to the corner and he could access it in the future if he needed to. There was some question about the flow would be adequate on that line if it is extended 600 feet. Mr. DeMille is going to check the flow on the line and the Beards are going to check with the County because it is their road and their right-of-way.

Motion: Table the extension of the water line on Annabella Road, Action: Tabled, Moved by Todd Gleave, Seconded by Tanner Thompson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

  1. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr. DeMille stated that Carl Albrecht has assured him that Dave Hemmert is going to be providing the remainder of our match for the bike trails. They are also saying that they will provide the match for the pump track project if we still want to pursue it. That would be an $850,000 project and they would supply $425,000 for that The City would need to apply to UORG for the other half.

Mr. DeMille ran some numbers for costs to extend the bike path on the south end. We would have to pipe the ditch to run the trail through there, so it would be about a $450,000 project just to get it down to Kentucky Fried Chicken. From there he did not know where we would go. This would require a 50% match by the City in cash to pursue.

Councilmember Thompson received an angry call from the UHSAA. Quality Inn usually takes good care of them. They had 15 rooms from them, but they needed more than 15 rooms, so he started looking for other rooms and he sent Councilmember Thompson a couple of screenshots of 2 hotel rooms that were listed for $1,200 a night. One was at the Fairfield. He has talked to him before and noted that coaches like coming to Richfield and the SVC, but the last few years, hotel rooms are getting up to $300 to $400 a night and coaches are saying that it is way cheaper to go anywhere in Salt Lake, Utah Valley or St. George. The hotels are gouging them. They ended up booking all of their rooms in Salina. He knows there is not anything we can do, but he wanted everyone to know that this is a real issue. This is such a bad look for the community. Hotels like that start killing the golden goose by trying to make a quick buck during one season. We are going to end up losing these events.

Councilmember Gleave stated that the Lions Club is taking the Christmas lights down on February 19. The Residential Hall will be helping like they usually do. He is not sure about the pizza. In the past, Mayor Ogden has gone and got pizza in the past and he asked Mayor Burrows what he wanted to do.

The plans for the 4th of July are moving forward. Miss Richfield will be held on Saturday, June 25 and the deadline for the proposals is May 22. The Mayor’s tea is on May 2. This year they are going to have the platforms on google docs.

The Council will have a special meeting on March 8 at 6 p.m. for open meetings training.

Chief Lloyd informed the Council that one of his officers is taking a position as the recruiter for the National Guard. He will be looking to hire his 12th officer since he became Chief. The officer will be working part-time for a while because even if Chief Lloyd hired today, he would not have anyone available to work until July 1. He said that the Highway Patrol is going to go to $30 an hour to start.

  1. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 9:37 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Todd Gleave, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Elaine Street, Kip Hansen, Tanner Thompson, Todd Gleave, Brayden Gardner.

PASSED and APPROVED this 22nd day of February 2022.