12.15.20 Council Minutes

THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the City Council
In and For Said City
December 15, 2020

Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 4:00 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
  2. APPOINTMENTS
  3. ENGINEER FOR NEW PARK APPROVED
  4. RESOLUTION 2020-16 ADOPTED
  5. OTHER BUSINESS
  6. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  7. MEETING ADJOURNED
  1. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor David Ogden, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson, Michele Jolley, Tyson Hansen.
  2. APPOINTMENTS. Consider appointing Josh Peterson to the Planning Commission and reappointing Lisa White and Susan Jensen to the Planning Commission. Motion: Appoint Josh Peterson to the Planning Commission and re-appoint Lisa White and Susan Jensen to the Planning Commission, Action: Approved. Moved by Connie Nielson, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen Connie Nielsen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  3. ENGINEER FOR NEW PARK APPROVED. Kelly Chappell from Ensign Engineering gave us a cost estimate to design the new park that was lower than Sunrise Engineering and Jones & DeMille Engineering. He was not at the last meeting and the Council wanted to have him come and speak to his estimate.

Mr. Chappell stated that his company has had a lot of experience in developing parks. Mr. Chappell noted that three elements go heavily into a park. Those are the equipment supplier, pavilions, and restrooms. He likes to get a supplier on-board early so that we can design the other design elements simultaneously with the rest of the park.

Councilmember Burrows asked if the bid includes construction management. Mr. Chappell stated that this would include the design and it said it did not because the construction management could be done in many different ways and the costs would be different. He said the Council may want them there every day or the staff would be able to handle a lot of this. They could be involved in inspecting major items like concrete, rebar, etc., but they may not need to be there daily. They would work with the Council to see what would be needed.

Motion: Accept bid from Ensign for $11,500 to design the new park, Action: *. Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen Connie Nielsen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.

  1. RESOLUTION 2020-16 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed a resolution to change the water rates. Councilmember Burrows stated that this has gotten the water rates at a necessary starting point. We have tried to keep it as conservative as we can, but obviously given the things that are coming our way we have no choice. The base rate would be increased by $1.50 and each overage rate would be increased by $.10. Motion: Adopt Resolution 2020-16 increasing the water rates as specified beginning January 1, Action: Adopted. Moved by Councilmember Burrows, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Connie Nielsen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  2. OTHER BUSINESS. Mr. Hansen stated that the remaining balance of $37,413 from the CARES money needed to be spent by December 30. Councilmember Christensen wondered about replacing the windows in the Elks Lodge. It would be about $35,000 to replace the windows.

Councilmember Hansen stated that given the short amount of time we have, it may be best to have a change order to our current contract with Busk Construction to put the windows in.

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 4:21 p.m., Motion: Convene an Executive Session to discuss the purchase of property, Action: Approved. Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Connie Nielson. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes =5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielsen, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  2. MEETING ADJOURNED. At 5:30 p.m., Motion: Reconvene and adjourn, Action: Approved. Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes =5). Yea: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielsen, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.

PASSED and APPROVED this 13th day of April 2020.