09.01.20 Council Minutes


At the City Council
In and For Said City
September 1, 2020
Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 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. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Michele Jolley, Tyson Hansen. Excused: Connie Nielson.
2. FUNDS FOR THE RESURFACING SWIMMING POOL APPROVED. The City received two bids to resurface the bottom of the pool. Mayor Ogden stated that the Gooch bid was $90,690. The Precision bid was $219,750. Councilmember Christensen wanted to understand exactly what had happened. She knew that the pump went out and the pool was drained and she wondered if that is when we found that there was a lot of damage that we did not otherwise know about.
Janet Siggins explained that there was a crack in the mainline going into the pool and to fix it, we had to drain the pool. She drained it down a little and could see the surface of the pool and how pitted it was in some places. We came up with a plan to patch the areas and paint it or resurface the pool. Patch and paint was not an option because of all of the areas that would need to be patched and the plaster in many of those areas are weak because it has gone so long.
Councilmember Christensen asked how quickly the companies could do this project. Ms. Siggins stated that Gooch could have started today and they have indicated it would take them 4 weeks to do the project.
Councilmember Hansen did some checking about the commercial quartz blend which is an optional add-on for $14,500. It seems like a lot of money, but if we got the minimal 10 years out of it at $1,400 a year; but Precision wants $18,000 for the same thing. He felt that if we are going to commit to upgrade and make this a good pool and extend the life as long as practical, then we should go with the quartz blend because it would give us a 7-year warranty. The quartz gives the plaster extra strength. Councilmember Hansen suggested that the old pool could be our new pool if we do it right.
Councilmember Burrows stated that for the past 10 or 11 years he has heard how the pool only has a few years left. Then that comes and goes and then all of a sudden it comes up and we find that we have a couple more years left in it. We are not going to get a new one for some time, so we either need to fix it or get rid of it.
Councilmember Hansen noted that one of the other concerns he had was the item for additional layer removal. The bid shows $4,500, but we do not know if there are extra layers. If there are, then it would be $4,500 on each layer for each pool. We need to find out if there is the possibility that the cost could increase if there are additional layers. He felt that this could be opened ended and that it ought to be addressed upfront.
Councilmember Gleave does not see this as being open-ended. He reads the bid as stating that there is an additional layer because it says the quantity of 1 and a cost of $4,500. He believed this is a solid bid.
Councilmember Hansen would like to get some clarification on this so that we know what to expect.
Motion: Approve the bid submitted by Gooch for $90,690 and to include the additional $14,500 for the quartz blend plaster to resurface to redo the surface of the pool contingent upon clarification of the extra layers, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, 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.
3. OTHER BUSINESS. Items for the CAREs expenditures were discussed. Mr. Hansen expressed his desire to have the Council approve what the money will be spent for. We are looking at converting items to touchless like the toilets, faucets, drinking fountains, hand dryers in all of the City facilities. We are also looking into door openers that would automatically open the doors on our facilities. To do 11 doors will cost $41,000.
4. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 4:53 p.m., Motion: Adjourn, Action: Adjourned, 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.
PASSED and APPROVED this 8 day of December 2020.