Meeting Minutes October 2004
MINUTES OF THE
MEETING OF THE
TOWN COUNCIL OF
GARDEN CITY, UTAH
The Garden City Town Council held their regular scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 14, 2004 at the Garden City Office, located at 145 W. Center (Logan Road). Mayor Hansen opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m.
Council Members Present:
Kenneth Hansen, Mayor
Sue Ann Lantz
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Durham
BUSINESS LICENSE DISCUSSION/APPROVAL
EKK Enterprises, LLC. Kent Korgenski
Mr. Korgenski is not at this meeting. He will need to come to the next meeting to discuss this business license.
Bear Lake Quilting & Scrapbook Retreat, Sue Lantz
Ms. Lantz said that she would like to have this business in the old Rocking Chair Ranch building. It will be a 48-hour retreat, which will consist of women who want to come and quilt or scrapbook. Ms. Lantz will give them a place to sleep and she will feed them. She did try to get a food handler’s permit but when she went it was closed. She will try again.
She will only have up to 12 people at a time. She has 7 bedrooms and plenty of parking.
Mr. Erickson said that the building is up to code for this type of business.
Council Member Price said that he has no problem with this business and will agree to approve it with the stipulation of the food handler permit. Mayor Hansen said that any business that has food requires a conditional use permit. Planning & Zoning Commission Member Hodges said that Ms. Lantz has already gone through the conditional use permit process with the Planning & Zoning Commission and has been approved.
Council Member Price made the motion to approve the business license for Bear Lake Quilting & Scrapbook Retreat. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried. The motion was amended to include the stipulation that if she needs a food handlers permit or inspection by the Health Department she will get that done. If not we need a letter from her stating that she didn’t need it.
Speedy Clean @ Bear Lake, Cherie Henderson
Ms. Henderson is not at this meeting. Council Member Price made the motion to change the agenda if she comes in later.
Bear Lake KOA, Dan Moldenhauer.
Mr. Moldenhauer passed out a suggestion for the tent that has been up at the KOA for the past 3 seasons. He said that they had a 3-year agreement on the tent, which started May of 2001, so they need to come to a new agreement. They would like to leave the tent up through the next season then they will remodel the storage units where they have the bike rental. The storage unit area will become the farmers market. Then they want to put the tent back inside the campground for family reunions. They would also like to move the shaved ice shack to allow for better parking access. Council Member Price said that if we allow the tent in the campground we will be setting a precedence and we would have to allow everyone else to put a tent in there business. We may end up with tents everywhere.
Council Member Wride said that we need to be careful on setting precedence. This tent is a little more than the average camper would be setting up for the night. Mr. Moldenhauer said that the tent would not be used for retail. Council Member Wride said that her concern is snow load and safety for the people in the tent.
Mr. Erickson said that originally the agreement was that Mr. Moldenhauer would give us a letter releasing the town from any liability and then during the winter they can’t have anyone in the tent, it would just be used for storage. Mr. Erickson said that the tent would be in a campground so it really wouldn’t be setting a precedence. We could just allow them in campgrounds or for a specific use. Council Member Leonhardt said that this is not just any tent that you could buy anywhere. Mr. Moldenhauer said that it would just be for a specific use during the summer. Council Member Wride said that we would need to have our attorney look over the letter of agreement.
Council Member Price said that he doesn’t have a problem if the Town Board wants to open this type of request up for the rest of the town.
Council Member Wride said that the original agreement was just for a temporary use until they could do a permanent structure. Council Member Leonhardt said that the tent will still just be temporary for the farmers market and it would stop 2005. Then the tent would be moved inside the campground and used for family reunions.
Council Member Leonhardt said that we have time to think about this request. Council Member Price said that he would be okay to leave the tent up until the end of the season 2005 as long as we get the letter releasing us from liability. Mayor Hansen suggested that we go with that and look at the agreement again at the end of the 2005 season.
Council Member Wride asked if we are setting a precedence by letting him do the letter releasing us from liability.
Mr. Erickson said that they will comply with all the codes.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to go with the agreement that as written with the exception of #4. We have some time to discuss the tent being used in the campground. Council Member Price seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
ENCUMBRANCE TO RUN WITH THE LAND, Merlin & Karen Goeckeritz
Mr. Matthew Goeckeritz is representing Mr. & Mrs. Goeckeritz. They would like to encumber lots 15 and 17. He does not own lot #16. The reason for this request is because they want to put a deck with a roof on the house.
Council Member Wride said that this request will give him allow ability to put on more structures. Mr. Goeckeritz said that he can’t say that won’t happen but that is not their intent. Council Member Price said as long as he meets all the requirements for the new structures then what difference would that make. He could put an accessory building on the vacant lot. Council Member Wride said that she doesn’t see a hardship, usually when they encumber lots there is a hardship. Mr. Goeckeritz just wants the roof to come out to the cover for the deck. The deck is right up to the property line. Mr. Erickson explained how he figured the patio and why it is to the property line. They just want to cover the patio so that it will protect them from the snow on the patio.
They have a sprinkler system on the vacant lot and also a lot of trees.
Council Member Price made the motion to accept the application to encumber lots 15 and 17 of Triangle Estates Subdivision. Council Member Stringham seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
ANNEXATION PETITION, Butch and Dixie Nelson
The owners of the property is Dixie and Butch Nelson and Michael & Judy Nelson. The property is contiguous to Foothill Estates and Ted Wilson’s property, which are in the town limits.
Council Member Wride asked about the water. Ms. Nelson said that there will be some canal company water shares that they will transfer. That will be negotiated when they want to develop the property.
If we annex this property it will create an island of county within the town limits. Ms. Nelson and the Town Clerk talked with Mr. David Church, the Utah League of Cities and Towns Attorney, and he stated that we can still annex the property as long as we don’t receive any protests from another entity. The county doesn’t have any services that will go to the property that will be the island.
Mayor Hansen said that we need to work on the rest of the property owners in that area and try to get the whole thing annexed. This gives us an opportunity to work with Mr. Norm Anderson and the Chevron, etc. If we can get all that area annexed it will help with the south end of 300 west.
Council Member Price made the motion to send this request to a public hearing. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
ATV COMMITTEE DISCUSSION, Larry Gray
Mr. Gray explained that the State Parks would be building an ATV trailhead at Rendezvous Beach. They feel that they need to be a little more ATV friendly. They have 1000's of people who come in with ATV’s.
Mr. Gray said that he wants to discuss the lack of the Shoshone Trail into Garden City. He said that is going to change. The Shoshone Trail and the money to go along with it was given to the Forest Service. The winter access trail is the same as what we use as the summer access. The crossing of the highway was a safety concern. The State Parks Agency is going to pay to put in an under the highway culvert, which can be used by ATV’s, snow cats, snowmobiles, hikers, bikers, horses, etc. That trail going into Garden City will be shown on the map on the next printing. The next printing in the spring will show the accesses to Garden City Trail, Hodges Canyon and Richardson. They are working with private landowners as well as the county on the Richardson access. The county will need to decide if they want to maintain that access.
The committee talked about roads in Garden City that could be kept open for accesses for ATV to get to places to eat or to the beach, etc. The KOA is interested in an ATV trailhead. Also, Mr. Norm Mecham may want a trailhead in Hodges Canyon. The State Parks does have money and wants to use it for trailheads in town.
The north and south corridor is a challenge right now. There could be a future right of way with 300 west, which will probably be the best alternative going through town. We don’t have the access right in town.
The Committee has discussed the possibility of using the state right of way or a new right of way adjacent to hwy 30. There is grant money available to do improvements for these types of trails. This would be something that UDOT would have to be involved in. He would like to come back to Town Council next month to report on using the state right of ways.
Mayor Hansen said that the county is facing a situation in Hodges Canyon and will need to finalize some issues there. They need to construct and maintain a right of way up through Hodges Canyon, which would be a county-maintained access to the forest service. We used to have a groomed trail down Hodges Canyon. Mayor Hansen asked if the State Parks would groom that trail. Mr. Gray said that there has been money in the forest service account to maintain the trail and make improvements to it. Also, their agency is willing to step up and improve that access, as it is today or a new access. One way or another they should have a good access. Mr. Gray said that they are willing to look at the option of grooming that trail. They don’t have a lot of time that they could take on too many more trails but there is a possibility that they could take that on that one.
Council Member Leonhardt asked if they have discussed the law enforcement regarding the ATV’s going through town. We need to regulate and have some law enforcement in town. Mr. Gray said that they have noticed that also. They have made more off highway contacts this year. It is another thing that they have to worry about. Their primary responsibility is the lake and the parks but when they see a violation they do try to take care of it. It needs to be discussed with the local sheriffs office. Council Member Leonhardt said that during the summer time we might need to hire part time law enforcement to help. Mr. Gray said that they don’t even have the luxury to handle the ATV’s on the beach. The State Parks administers the off highway program as far as education.
Mr. Gray said that Garden City Canyon is not closed to OHV. The sign appears that the road is closed but it actually said that OHV’s or any vehicles have to stay on the trail. Off the trail is private property.
Council Member Wride said that the committee decided that their main area of concentration should be, where the people are coming from and how to get them from the trailhead to the forest service area. Mr. Gray said that the state has granted the local authority the ability to designate roads as open to OHVs to allow access. The town should be cautious because then we have a vehicle that was not made to use on asphalt roads. However, There is a need to get people into the community, to access the beach and to be able to buy fuel or to eat. Mr. Gray said that the first step is to set the trailheads and let people know how to get there. It may be on a trailer or on a truck. If we allow roads and streets to be open it allows access through town. We can look at other communities to see how they are handling this same situation.
Mayor Hansen said that he would like to see some north south accesses, establish some trail heads and see how we can get people to them.
PAVEMENT PRESERVATION AND ASSET MANAGEMENT, Scott Goodliff
Mr. Goodliff explained that they are a group of individuals that provide a service to provide information that could help protect our assets and infrastructure. This program also satisfies the GASB 34 regulations. Mr. Goodliff explained their program. They focus on Pavement Preservation and asset management. This system is written in the same format as the GIS. They can do overlays and maps. It also creates a history.
They do a survey of all the assets such as sidewalks, roads, etc., and then they do a condition report so we will know what condition they are really in.
Mayor Hansen asked what is the purpose for an entity to show depreciation if that entity doesn’t pay any taxes. Mr. Goodliff said that we have to show the taxpayer that we had a plan on a certain measure. The taxpayers are no longer accepting the fact that we tax them and we just do the best with the funds. They want to know that we have a plan and we go forward with that plan. That is what they want to do is help municipalities with those plans. Every town needs a good plan.
Their program can be based on GPS also. It could be through physical coordinates, or they could take the GIS or GPS locator and tie it to coordinates.
They can do the survey and give us the information and suggestions, which would cost about $250 per mile. That includes all the assets. At that point they are done if we want them to be done. When they get the data we can make changes and we have the information. They can come back and help us create programs and help make sure we get what we are paying for when we do the projects.
They assess the roads by the surface. They look at cracking, potholes, and drainage problems. They can tell us where the specific problems are.
Council Member Stringham said that this is something we should be aware of. Council Member Price said that it is a good program but we need to see if it falls in the budget. Council Member Wride agrees and we need to see where our priorities are in our budget. Council Member Leonhardt agreed. We need to make sure that we can put it in the budget.
Council Member Wride said that another priority is to do the GPS and the mapping for the town. And we also need to maintain our roads.
Mayor Hansen suggests that we consider what we have heard this evening. Council Member Wride would be the liaison.
ELKS RIDGE SUBDIVISION DISCUSSION, Frank Smith
The Council explained that they just want an update on Elk’s Ridge. Mr. Smith said that they have completed the blasting for the tank and they should be starting the floor and the walls soon. The engineers are about 3 weeks behind. They will stake out for the sewer, water and power lines. He has paid the money for the power lines. They will meet on Monday for the power and they should be doing the lines within the next month. Once the staking is done then they will start to dig. Mayor Hansen said that his concern is the freezing if they plan to have the tank done this year. Mr. Smith said that they are still trying to get it done. There may be a possibility that the cap may be done in the spring. They are hoping to get most everything done before the end of the year. There will be some things that may not be done and so he is requesting an extension on the Letter Of Credit. They are also working on the amenity items such as the entry, picnic area, the entrance, etc. As soon as it is staked out they will dig for the utilities.
They have been selling some lots in the subdivision.
Mayor Hansen said that we needed to work on the extension for the letter of credit. Mr. Smith is requesting a 6-month extension. There was no time limit determined by the Council. We need the extension before the end of the year because it expires December 31, 2004.
PETITION TO ANNEXATION, Frank Smith
This is a petition to annex 1020 acres, which is adjacent to Harbor Village and Elks Ridge. Mr. Smith said that there is a spot on the top to place another water tank. Mayor Hansen said that would need to be determined by his engineer and our engineer will have to approve those plans. Mr. Smith said that they are also looking at building a bridge over Swan Creek. Council Member Stringham said that it might affect our watershed program. Council Member Price said that this property is below the spring so it shouldn’t affect it because the water shed area is only above the spring.
Council Member Price made the motion to go to a public hearing on this request to annex. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
SUBDIVISION OF NOT MORE THAN 4 LOTS, Steve Durham
Mr. Durham explained that this property is where the old Holiday Marina was. They formed a family partnership and they are trying to subdivide the property for each one of the children. He owns a home on a family partnership. This is being done for estate planning purposes.
The Planning & Zoning has looked at the plat and approved the subdivision. The one stipulation was to make the access 12', which is just to get into the property. Also, this was a trailer park and they have been paying for a trailer park business license. That business license is null and void. The trailers will be moved out. The water and sewer will be billed on the units and not bulk billed. Council Member Price said that they should just have to put in a new meter for the properties. The properties are separate and should be on their own meter. Mr. Durham said that the laterals are run and he will get with Mr. Andersen to determine what they need to do. Power is already individual.
Council Member Price made the motion to approve the subdivision with the conditions that have been mentioned. The water issues will be resolved and the easement will be increased to 12'. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
THE COTTAGES, PHASE II, Norm Mecham & Ray Elliott
Mr. Mecham said that they would like the final approval for phase II of the Cottages Subdivision, which is to the west of Phase I. Mr. Mecham explained that the property owners of the last lot on the highway that is next to this subdivision want access to his property through this PUD. They are buying a piece of property so they will have access through the PUD.
Mr. Mecham said that he would need to change the plat to accommodate more parking. They plan to shift lots 37 - 47 about 10' towards the corner to allow for the extra parking. Mr. Mecham did meet with the Planning & Zoning Commission and they approved it.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion for final approval for phase II of the Cottages PUD. Council Member Stringham seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried. Council Member Wride asked if there were any other stipulations from the Planning & Zoning. A copy of the minutes was included in the Town Council packet, which outlined the Planning & Zoning Commission suggestions.
CHERIMOYA SUBDIVISION, Norm Mecham
Mr. Mecham explained that there were enough issues from Planning & Zoning Commission that they didn’t approve the plat. They are issues that the Council is aware of and they need to be resolved through the Town Council. Mayor Hansen showed the survey for Hodges Canyon Road. They have worked with Mr. Ron Hansen to establish a boundary down the south side of the highway along his fence line. He is ready to quit claim every thing on the north side of his fence line. The property has been surveyed and Mr. Ron Hansen has signed an agreement in principle. They have discussed the boundary lines with Jane & Brad Davis, and Lana & Larry Hodges are aware this issue. They are negotiating to move the surveyed corner to the side of the road. The property owners may pick up a little bit more property than what they have deeded now. They will have at least as much property as what their deeds read right now.
There are bushes and a tack shed, which will be right on the edge of Hodges Road. Jane & Brad Davis said that they are willing to give up the lilac bushes and the pine tree. We will have to move one sprinkler head. All that will make the road wide enough to accommodate a 24' paved road and 9' shoulders. At the widest point it is about 60'. Mr. Mecham agreed to give whatever we need to make an adequate crossing over the canal.
We will have a boundary agreement with Mr. Hansen. The survey has been done and the surveyor will mark all of the corners. This may be done tomorrow. When we get the agreement done then we can have it signed and make sure everyone is okay with it.
Council Member Wride said that it will make the road better but she would like it to be wider. The wideness of the bridge can be discussed later. Also, drainage can be dealt with later. Mr. Mecham said that he would make sure the culvert for the bridge would be plenty wide.
Mr. Mecham said that there are some questions from the town engineer that he will resolve before the next meeting.
The council agreed to change the agenda and move the Planning & Zoning Commission Member Appointment.
NEW PLANNING & ZONING MEMBER APPOINTMENT
Mayor Hansen presented the name of Cindy McFarlane as a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission. He talked to her at great length and feels that she will be a good asset.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to accept Cindy McFarlane as the new Planning & Zoning Commission Member. Council Member Price seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
SWAN SPRING COMPLIANCE AGREEMENT
Mayor Hansen explained that the last agreement needed some clarification because the Town Attorney felt it was too vague. The state made some changes and now it is back with the Martineaus to review. We will have the final agreement for the next meeting. They did give us two years to build the treatment plant if comes to that. We will not start the testing until we get the agreement signed. We need to make sure it is perfect.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
Mayor Hansen explained that Mr. Mike Dabbles has been working hard on this grant. It will be used for the new library, in conjunction with a new town facility. We need to do a survey of the town of income to determine if we qualify for the grant. The sealed surveys will be sent to BRAG to consolidate the information. Mr. Dabbles said that the feedback he is getting from BRAG is that our chances are good to receive this grant. We have volunteers to help with the survey.
Mr. Kim McFarlane asked if the clinic is still being included on the facility. Mayor Hansen explained that we have decided to work towards a campus style setting, which could include many different entities. We need to secure a piece of property and then build the buildings as we can. We are still up in the air on the project, what moneys are available and how we will all participate.
Mayor Hansen thanked the committee for the time and effort that they have put into the architectural standards. The Council tried to do this several years ago and it didn’t go over well at all. Mayor Hansen would like to see this ordinance go to a public hearing one more time because this will be something new that people are not used to. Planning & Zoning Commission Member Hodges said that it will be a problem for some businesses but it is looking to the future. One day we will be a year-round community and what we do now will benefit us and will be very attractive. Mayor Hansen said that he wants to go on record of being in support of this ordinance. It will be a significant change.
Council Member Wride said that she would like to get this in the records as soon as possible, if not tonight. If we get plans for new structures during the next month they have nothing to go by because there is nothing in place. We will be tweaking the ordinances as we go. She will go with what the Council decides but she feels that the ordinance needs to be finished and on record.
Mayor Hansen said that he would like it to go to public hearing next month. It could go to Planning & Zoning again also because their meeting is before ours. We need to make it the best we can so it will be ready for a public hearing next month.
Council Member Price made the motion to make the changes that were discussed and send it to another public hearing. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion. Council Member Price said that the Council should look at it carefully and make any changes that need to be made. Council Member Wride would like the changes to her by next week so she can get them to the Planning & Zoning Commission. All in favor and the motion carried.
HODGES SUBDIVISION AND REAL BEACH SUBDIVISION ROAD DISCUSSION
Carol Kimball sent a letter explaining some problems they are having with the accesses in Hodges and Real Beach Subdivisions. Mayor Hansen said that he agrees with her concerns.
Council Member Price said that you get into quite a discussion with property owners when you start talking about this. Mayor Hansen said that the more use they get down there the worse it would become. This will require a survey so that we know where the accesses are. The Council agreed to do the survey so we have something to go by.
Mr. Ray Elliott said that currently there are 6 deeded rights-of-way through that area. They are not on anyone’s property. There is a boat ramp on one right-of-way. The state lands did give them approval to put in that ramp. They feel like it is strictly for their use, but the state told them that it is on public land and is not owned by them. The rest of the accesses do not have ramps. There are gates across some of the accesses, signs stating foot traffic only on another, and a shed built right in the middle of another. They are all 16' rights-of-ways. You cannot adversely posses any public right-of-way. The only one that has clear access is right next to Blue Water Resort and that one has been kept open. There is a lot of traffic on that one access. They were platted and not made as easements they were deeded to the public. No one is paying property taxes on those accesses; they are public property and assets of the town.
Mr. Ray Elliott said that they are involved in most of the development behind those subdivisions and the Town needs to press the issue of the accesses. Mr. Ray Elliott said that the only alternative is to put a fence across the access by Blue Water and tell everyone that they can’t use that access.
Council Member Leonhardt said that it is time to have a survey done. Council Member Wride said that once the water comes back up there is no way to turn around. Vehicles will be restricted and the accesses will just be for foot traffic. Council Member Price said that we needed to inform the property owners that they are public accesses. The longer it goes the worse it will get.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to pursue the survey and get it taken care of. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Council Member Wride will get the survey going. Mayor Hansen will write a letter to Carol Kimball to let her know what we are doing.
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION FOR CIRCLE C CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.
The Circle C Construction CUP has expired. Planning & Zoning Commission Member Hodges explained that he was to have his reclamation to us by April 2004.
Mayor Hansen explained that the contractors that are bidding on the Logan Road project have contacted him. They are all on the same agenda and they will need a place to crush gravel. They would like to use the Circle C pit to crush gravel. In exchange for the Town’s approval to do that they will build 300 west to get it ready to pave. Circle C is there right now crushing gravel in the pit. There is a big new pile of gravel in the pit. They want to take all the gravel out of the pit and then they will use the left over material from the highway project to fill and compact the pit back to the natural ground level. They will also put some of the fill in the LeGrand pit.
Planning & Zoning Commission Member Hodges said that CUP stipulated that if he didn’t reclaim the pit then the property comes back to the town and we need to protect our lien just in case he doesn’t reclaim that pit.
Mayor Hansen thought that the contractors have talked to Chuck about using his pit.
There are 80,000 yards of fill committed to the town plus 400,000 yards in excess of that. We want usable material for the 300 West construction.
In exchange for us allowing them to use the pit they will excavate it out, lay and compact the material and make sure that it is ready for pavement. Once we know who gets the bid on the Logan Road project then we can sign an agreement with them.
We need to get 300 west staked out and negotiate with all the property owners. During the two years of the highway project we may get more fill that will help us so we can go south with 300 west.
Mr. Jason Linford is working with Council Member Wride to know where the property is and who the property owners are.
The project bidders said that if they can’t crush gravel here then this project might not go because of the cost to truck it somewhere else.
The EPA is satisfied with what is going on in the pit.
Planning & Zoning Commission Member Hodges said that the Planning & Zoning Commission felt that we need to file our lien on that property so if nothing is done then we can go forward. Mayor Hansen suggested that we wait until the bids are open.
BEAR LAKE SPEEDY CLEAN, BUSINESS LICENSE, Cherie Henderson
Ms. Henderson said that she would like a business license for a residential cleaning service. Her last business license has lapsed. She would run the business out of her home but that part would just be phone calls and billing. She would go to the individual’s home to do the cleaning. She lives in the Bear Lake Meadows Subdivision and there is not a HOA there. This would just be a cleaning service.
Council Member Stringham made the motion to approve a business license for Bear Lake Speedy Clean. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
YOUTH COUNCIL DISCUSSION, Sharlene Millard
Ms. Millard explained that they went to the High School today and explained the Youth Council to the Garden City students. They made some nominations for the Youth Council. They will be on a ballot on Election Day so the students can vote for the council. It will be done during the lunch hour. This will be a great way to get the kids in the town involved. It is a great opportunity for them to learn Roberts Rules of Order and be involved in the community.
The Youth Council will meet once a month and each of the Council members will be over something different. We may have some projects to suggest and they can come up with some things that they want to do.
RESOLUTION TO FORM A YOUTH COUNCIL, R04-06
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to accept Resolution R04-06. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
The Council would like the new logo on the gator, the water truck and the Building Inspectors truck. We also should get magnetic decals for the backhoe.
We need to change the color for Bear Lake to a color that will show up. Also, put the theme on the bottom.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to go with the new logo for the vehicles.
The community Christmas Party will be on the 4th of December. We will have Santa again.
The Board Members and Employee Christmas Party will be on December 2nd or 3rd.
We only have one bid from Jim Schnetzer for $606.
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to accept the bid from Mr. Schnetzer. Council Member Price seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT
Mr. Erickson passed out the current report. He explained that we are higher than the county in permit fees but less in building permits.
He is looking at a new program for his reports, which will track CUP’s and variances so that we would have a record of what has happened with the parcel. He is trying to find a better way to do the computer tracking.
COUNCIL MEMBER REPORT
Council Member Stringham said that we needed to winterize the restroom facility at the park. If we are going to have an ice rink there then we should have a facility. We should have the ice rink again. That could be a good project for the youth council to do the ice rink.
Council Member Stringham said he is leaving for Hawaii the first of January and will be gone 5 months. He suggested that they replace him on the Council. Council Member Wride said that he is a good asset but it is hard to have him gone for so long.
Council Member Price went to a Property Tax seminar and he learned that our tax rate has been going down because we haven’t been budgeting high enough. We should be budgeting our tax rate plus an increase amount for the increase in valuation. They will not allow any increase in revenue except for the new growth or with an increase in taxes.
Council Member Price suggests that the tree on the corner of Logan Road and Bear Lake Blvd be carved into a bear. We can put a plaque on it that the carver donated it. We will pass that along to the beautification committee.
Council Member Wride went to a conference, a seminar and a symposium. She said that Mud Lake impacts Bear Lake tremendously, it filters the water and clean water flows into our Lake.
Council Member Wride is working on Kimball Lane with UDOT. UDOT is sticking to their guns on what we need to do but they are working with us to get it done so Kimball Lane can be paved.
Mayor Hansen said that he talked to Mr. Linford and he is putting the finishing touches on the impact fees, it should be done soon.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
CDBG Public Hearing, September 9, 2004
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to approve the minutes of the CDBG Public Hearing held on September 9, 2004 as presented. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Town Council Public Hearing, September 9, 2004
Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to approve the minutes of the Public Hearing held on September 9, 2004 with the change in time. Council Member Wride seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Town Council Meeting, September 9, 2004
Council Member Price made the motion to approve the minutes of the Town Council meeting held on September 9, 2004 as presented. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
APPROVAL OF PAYMENT VOUCHERS
Council Member Wride made the motion to approve the payment vouchers as presented. Council Member Price seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
There being no further business to be brought before the Council, Council Member Price made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:45 p.m.
Kenneth Hansen, Mayor