Council Minutes 04.27.21 Regular Meeting

THE STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the City Council
In and For Said City
April 27, 2021

Minutes of the Richfield City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021,
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. EARTH DAY PROJECT REPORT
  5. REQUEST FOR PERMIT TO HOLD OUTDOOR DANCE
  6. ANNEXATION REQUEST BY DOUGLAS AND HEATHER ISBELL DENIED
  7. ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARING
  8. ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2021-9 ADOPTED
  9. OTHER BUSINESS
  10. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  11. RECONVENE & ADJOURN
  1. OPENING REMARKS were offered by Councilmember Hansen.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was led by Councilmember Christensen.
  3. ROLL CALL. Present: Mayor Ogden, Bryan Burrows, Kathy Christensen, Todd Gleave, Kip Hansen, Connie Nielson, Michele Jolley, Tyson Hansen.
  4. EARTH DAY PROJECT REPORT. Mario Gonzalez explained that he and his family hiked in the foothills and up around the water tank and on the way back they noticed that there was a lot of graffiti and garbage that was left, especially around the water tank. When he was hired by Sunrise Engineering, he suggested cleaning up this area to some of the staff at his office who were willing to help. So, he put together a clean-up for Earth Day and had it posted on the City’s website for volunteers to come and help.

Mr. Gonzalez indicated that he took him being gone for several years and coming back to appreciate what we have in our back yard. He thinks that a lot of areas and the canyons could become, at some point, a tourist destination. He has friends in the Utah Valley area that want to come here so Mr. Gonzalez can show them the new trails we have here. He knows people who have driven 2 to 3 hours just to come visit. As for the project, they had planned to do some removal of graffiti, but they only had 6 people show up. They were able to clean up a lot of the debris below the water tank. He wanted to come and share the work that was done, just to bring awareness to what is out there and how we can protect what we have. He had some people wonder why they were cleaning it up because at some point it will just go back to garbage. Mr. Gonzalez stated that if it does not get done it is going to get worse. He hopes that people see that there is an effort to create a wellbeing for all of our residents.

He thanked Mr. Butler for his help with supplies and Mr. Mogan dropped of a truck that they were able to put the garbage they collected.

  1. REQUEST FOR PERMIT TO HOLD OUTDOOR DANCE. The Richfield High School Senior Class requested a permit to hold an outdoor dance in the commons area of the High School on Wednesday night until 11:00 p.m. Mayor Ogden explained that the request is because our curfew is 10:00 p.m. on that day, so they are asking for a one-hour extension. Marissa Miff, Senior Class President, and Tessa Myler, Senior Class Vice President, talked about the plans they have to hold their Senior Ball at the High School. They usually hold this at the Youth Center, but it is no longer an option for them to use that space. After talking to the administration, they decided with social distancing and other requirements that it would be best to hold this on the commons area outside. There have been a lot of things that have not been able to go on the past year. Their senior year has not been all that it normally is, so they want to make the end of the year great and special for everyone.

They would like the Council to grant a permit allowing for the extension of the curfew set in the noise ordinance to allow them to hold a dance from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on May 26. They do not want to disturb the neighbors or be a burden or a problem to them. They wanted to get permission before holding the event. It is not a lot different from the things that usually go on at the High School during the year. Usually there are football games at night and announcements over the loud speaker each morning, but they recognized that this is different because it is on a weeknight and it is later than those events usually go.

Motion: Approve a permit to hold a public dance and extend curfew from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, Action: Approved, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Todd Gleave. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.

  1. ANNEXATION REQUEST BY DOUGLAS AND HEATHER ISBELL DENIED. The Isbells are asking the City to deny annexation for their property located on Annabella Road at approximately 1000 East. It is located within the City’s annexable area, so the County requires them to get a denial of annexation from the City before they will issue a building permit on that property. It is not contiguous to the City boundary, so the City is not able to annex the property at this time. Motion: Approve the denial of the annexation of the Isbell property located on the Annabella Road at approximately 1000 East because it does not meet the requirements for annexation, Action: Approved, Moved by Kip Hansen, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  2. ANNEXATION PUBLIC HEARING. Mayor Ogden opened a public hearing at 7:18 p.m., to receive comments concerning the annexation of property owned by Robert and Julie Ann Bleazard located at approximately 495 East 400 South. Mr. Bleazard has owned property in Greenwich for years. He is getting older and wanted to build on a property that was closer to Richfield. He likes Richfield and explained that he wanted to build a home on the property. Closed the hearing at 7:20 p.m.
  3. ANNEXATION RESOLUTION 2021-9 ADOPTED. The Council reviewed Resolution 2021-9 accepting the petition for annexation filed by Jared Jensen for property located on 100 East at approximately 700 South. Motion: Adopt Resolution 2021-9 accepting the annexation petition filed by Jared Jensen for property located at approximately 100 East 700 South, Action: Adopted, Moved by Todd Gleave, Seconded by Bryan Burrows. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  4. OTHER BUSINESS. Councilmember Nielson reported that the Miss Richfield Tea is Monday, May 3 at the Quality Center.
  5. EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 7:14 p.m., Motion: Adjourn and convene an executive session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Kathy Christensen, Seconded by Kip Hansen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.
  6. RECONVENE & ADJOURN. At 8:04 p.m., Motion: Reconvene and adjourn, Action: Adjourned, Moved by Bryan Burrows, Seconded by Kathy Christensen. Vote: Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote (summary: Yes = 5). Yes: Bryan Burrows, Connie Nielson, Kathy Christensen, Kip Hansen, Todd Gleave.

PASSED and APPROVED this 22nd day of June 2021.