Meeting Minutes September 2007


MINUTES OF THE

MEETING OF THE

TOWN COUNCIL OF

GARDEN CITY, UTAH

 

The Garden City Town Council held their regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on September 13, 2007 at the Garden City Office, located at 145 W. Center (Logan Road).  Mayor Hansen opened the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

 

Roll call of  Council Members Present:                    

 

Kenneth Hansen, Mayor

Mike Leonhardt

Elizabeth Seiler

Brian House

Laraine Schnetzer

 

Others Present:

 

Kathy Hislop                         Rod Thompson

Karen Lambert                      Troy Oldham

John Alter                             Rod Jacobsen

Anita Weston                        Jason Welch

Bobbie Coray                        Frank Smith

Marsha Solum                       Cindy McLaughlin

Milt Erickson                        Krista Klien

Jean Erickson                       Ryan Rogers

Gene Cook                           Scott Galberg

Eddie Alter                            Brian Cannell

Larry Moyes                         Jason Linford

Gerald Hunsicker                   Bess Huefner

Penny Fox

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Minutes of the Executive Session held on July 12, 2007

 

Council Member Seiler moved to accept the minutes of the executive session held on July 12, 2007.  Council Member Schnetzer seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

The Council returned the minutes so they can be destroyed.

 

 


Minutes of the Public hearing held on August 9, 2007

 

Council Member Seiler moved to accept the minutes of the public hearing held on August 9, 2007.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Minutes of the Town Council meeting held on August 9, 2007

 

Council Member Schnetzer made the motion to accept the minutes of the Town Council meeting held on August 9, 2007.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Minutes of the Executive Session held on August 9, 2007

 

Council Member Seiler moved to accept the minutes of the Executive Session held on August 9, 2007.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken: Council Member Seiler, for; Council Member Schnetzer, for; Council Member House, for; Council Member Leonhardt abstained because he was not in attendance.  Motion carried.

 

The Council returned the minutes so they can be destroyed.

 

Minutes of the Public hearing held on August 23, 2007

 

Council Member Schnetzer made the motion to accept the minutes for the public hearing held on August 23, 2007.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

RECOGNIZE COUNCIL MEMBER SEILER FOR THE WORK SHE HAS DONE ON THE TOWN COUNCIL

 

Mayor Hansen recognized Council Member Seiler for what she has done in the community.  She has been a member of the community for 10 years and has been involved in community events and the Chamber of Commerce.  She has been instrumental in helping out the community.

 

Mayor Hansen presented Council Member Seiler a plaque in honor of her dedicated service to Garden City. 

 

BUILDING INSPECTORS REPORT

 

Mr. Abraham is not in attendance during this meeting but he prepared a report that was passed out to the Council Members. 

 

 

 


SWAN SPRING CULINARY WATER PROJECT/TREATMENT PLANT UPDATE,

Jason Linford

 

Petersen Subdivision

 

Mr. Linford explained that we have had some success with some of the property owners that are in the area for the subdivision.  We have contacted all but one of the property owners.  We will keep trying.  As soon as we get the plat signed we will get that advertized and going again.

 

Water Share Costs per lot

 

Mr. Linford explained that this is an update from the proposal from last month.  Mr. Tuttle also reviewed the list and added some information to the chart.  This chart is for those who want to develop but don=t have enough water rights for their development, it sets the amount to purchase rights from the Town.

 

Mayor Hansen said that he is fine with the calculations on the chart.  He said that we are making the options to purchase the water rights available to developers but the water shares need to stay within the corporate limits of the Town.  We can put that on the chart or in the resolution.   The property would need to be annexed into the Town prior to purchasing water from the Town.

 

Update on the Hodges Canyon Trailhead parking lot

 

Mr. Linford said that he met with Mr. Jim Ruggles and the Mayor and looked at the plan.  We want to make as much parking as possible.  They did work on getting the truck with the restroom to drop off the restroom at the trailhead.  They will make the project work within the fence line, which isn=t the exact property line.  They will also leave a buffer zone around the project. 

 

One of the concerns that need to be answered is who will own the property and improvements and who will maintain it.

 

BUSINESS LICENSE DISCUSSION/APPROVAL

 

Blue Water Rentals, LLC.,  Brad Edgerington

 

Mr. Edgerington explained that they would like a business license to conduct a vacation rental  business in the Town.  Council Member Leonhardt said that he has some concerns with the property.  He said that usually there are about 12 vehicles between the driveway, the town road and the side street.  They are creating a horrible traffic hazard.  They are parking on the street and on the bike path.  Mr. Edgerington is the owner of the property.  Mayor Hansen asked if there is additional property in the back of the home to allow for parking.  Mayor Hansen said that there just isn=t enough room for all the vehicles that they bring.

 


Mr. Edgerington said that they have some unutilized property  on the north side that they can gravel and put some extra parking there.  Council Member Leonhardt said that would be fine because that would keep the parking on the property and off the road. 

 

Mr. Edgerington said that they are going to have more control of the property because they are going to do the rental and not go through the property management company.  This is the only home that Mr. Edgerington is interested in renting.  Mr. Edgerington said that there are plenty of rooms for 21 people to sleep in the home. 

 

Council Member Leonhardt said that it needs to go in the rental agreement that there is only so many parking spaces that are available and also tell them that they are required to park on the property. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that they should also encourage people to limit how many vehicles that they bring.  Council Member Leonhardt also explained that there are fire issues and occupancy requirements. 

 

Council Member Seiler explained that they need to charge the sales tax, resort tax and room tax.

 

Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to accept the business license application for Blue Water Rentals, LLC. with the stipulation that they will work on the parking issues and have it ready by the next rental season.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Review of conditions for the Bears Den

 

Council Member House said that it needs to be turned over to the Town Attorney to respond to the letter from Mr. Bashford=s attorney.  

 

Council Member House made the motion that in the case of the Bear=s Den business licensing and the issue of the outside display and sales be turned over to the Town Attorney for review.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Hansen asked to move an item from Miscellaneous, C, up on the agenda.  The Council agreed to move that up on the agenda.

 

MISCELLANEOUS ITEM

 

Discussion Regarding the Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Billboard Located on 3rd West in Garden City, Rod Jacobson

 


Mr. Jacobson explained that he is here to address a concern about their billboard which is on 3rd west.  It is right in the middle of where that road will eventually go.  He received a letter that if it is not attached to a business in Town that it needs to be moved and that there was not an option to keep it in Town.  He said that billboards are very hard to come by and very expensive.  They want to keep that advertisement capability. 

 

Mr. Jacobson explained that there is a state code that states that, if in the process of widening a road or expanding an entry, a billboard needs to be moved the Town or entity asking for the removal, it=s their responsibility to move it and pay for the cost.  He is not asking for the Town to move it or pay the cost he is only asking for an exemption to giving them the opportunity of relocate the billboard.  He passed out the code reference to the Council.  He would like the Town Council to assisting in helping him find a place to move the billboard.

 

Mayor Hansen stated that the way it is right now it is a non-conforming sign because it is not connected to a business in Town.  He also stated that we may be pushing the issue because we are making them move the sign. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that we need to establish the current position of the sign as it relates to our ordinances now.  Mr. Jacobson said that the sign was here 10-12 years.  We would like to help them out but we need to make sure that it is on good ground with our ordinances.  It is grandfathered now but if it is moved then it loses it=s grandfathered status but we are making them move it because of the road then we may be able to allow them to keep the status. 

 

Council Member Seiler asked about there being an exemption for hospital signs.  Mayor Hansen said that he is not aware of that in the ordinances but our ordinance is usually based on commercial.

 

Council Member Schnetzer said that she doesn=t have a problem with working with them and allowing them to move it if they can find a property owner that will let them put it on their property.  Council Member Leonhardt said that they can come up with some property the Council will be open to allow that.  Mr. Jacobson said that he will work on finding a property owner that will allow them to move the sign to.

 

PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION FOR RASPBERRY PATCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, Laura Reilley

 

Ms. Laura Reilley is not here at this time.  The Council agreed that if she comes we will try to work her back into the agenda.

 

DISCUSSION REGARDING ACCESSES TO LAKEVIEW MANOR PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT, Frank Smith

 


Mr. Smith explained that he had a discussion with his attorney and what he feels is that they have existing agreements with the Raspberry Patch Development for their access for Elk=s Ridge Subdivision.  He explained that it is a recorded document, which was recorded on December 31, 2003.  Now that he is a partner with Lakeview Manor there is a question on the access that they can use for the Lakeview Manor Development.  He explained that he is working with the Raspberry Patch HOA to get the existing agreement that will give them access through Raspberry Patch. 

 

Mr. Smith explained that Lakeview Manor sits right behind Raspberry Patch.  He showed the roads and how they connect and go to the Raspberry Patch Road and 200 North.  Mr. Smith said that the ordinances state that they must have 2 accesses.  It doesn=t say that one is primary or the other is secondary, and it doesn=t say that they have to be equal in use.  He said that their main access with be on 200 N. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that it looks like Mr. Smith is still  working on this with Raspberry Patch and Mr. Weber.  Mr. Smith said that Mr. Weber now wants his road going through there at the same standard as what is in Elk=s Ridge.  They are working on an agreement. 

 

Mr. Smith said that he is here to clarify what they need for their access.  Council Member Seiler said that they need to get a written agreement for the access for Lakeview Manor.  That is what he will need before Lakeview Manor can be recorded  Mr. Smith said that he feels that there is an agreement because he is the owner of the property for Lakeview the same as he is the owner of the property for Elk=s Ridge.  He feels that the agreement that is already recorded is in his name so it should be good for all the property that he owns.

 

Mayor Hansen said that they all need to work together because Mr. Weber will eventually want to develop his property and he will need 2 accesses for his development.  Mr. Smith will continue to work with the Raspberry HOA and also with Dr. Weber.

 

The stipulations on the final approval was that they must have written approvals for the easements and access to their property.  They must prove that the easements exist prior to getting the signatures on the Mylar.

   

Mr. Smith explained that Mr. Kent Glenn, from Glenn=s Electric will be here soon to turn on the pumps for Elk=s Ridge and then the tank and the water lines can be filled and tested.

 

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION/APPROVAL

 

Final Master Plan and Phase I approval for Season=s Resort

 

Mr. Rod Thompson explained that they are here requesting final approval for the Master Plan and also for Phase I.  There will be 76 units to with 19 in the first phase.

 


Mr. Thompson explained that the buildings will be under the 35' height restriction.  The amenities will be constructed in the first part of phase II.  Each unit will have a garage and 2 additional parking stalls.  There is an additional 105 parking spots within the development which also includes additional boat parking.  The CC&R=s will be specific as to how many parking spaces they can use when staying at the resort. 

 

The property management will be onsite and ran through the club house.  There will also be property owners that will be allowed to rent their own place.  Mayor Hansen explained that anyone that rents a unit will must apply for a business license in Garden City.  They don=t have to go through the Seasons Property Management exclusively to rent but they must have a business license to rent on their own.  The Seasons HOA and Property Management group will also need a business license to rent the units.

 

The CC&R=s will stipulate a quiet time.  Mr. Brian Cannell stated that there is a discretion left to the HOA Board to regulate those type of issues.   Council Member Leonhardt suggested that they also stipulate no fireworks in the CC&R=s.  

 

Council Member Seiler explained that we are working on an ordinance regulating low lighting and suggested that they follow the low lighting within their development.  Mr. Thompson explained that they are aware of that and they plan to have low lighting focusing down within their development. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that before we can record the Mylar for this subdivision we need a letter from the attorney and the water calculations from the engineer. 

 

Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to approve the Final Plat for the Master Plan and Phase I of the Seasons Resort with the conditions that we get an approval letter from our Attorney and the water calculations from our Engineer.  They also need a letter of credit, bond or a cash deposit.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried. 

 

ORDINANCE DISCUSSION/APPROVAL

 

Ordinance #07-09, An Ordinance of the Town of Garden City, Utah, stating the Administrative Enforcement Program

 

Council Member Seiler said that we need to complete this ordinance and have it on the books but feels like we need a professional to get it set up.  The Council agreed to send this one to Mr. Rick Fawcett and have him help prepare the ordinance and tell us the direction that we need to go.  We need to give it to Mr. Fawcett and have him tell us how it fits with what we are doing.

 

Council Member House made the motion to send Ordinance #07-09 on to Whisper Pines, Mr. Rick Fawcett for review.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried. 

 

 

 


Ordinance #07-21, An Ordinance to update the Motor Vehicle Access Ordinance.

 

This is just for preliminary review because it is a land use ordinance and so it needs to go to the Planning & Zoning first and they need to have a public hearing.

 

Council Member Seiler explained the changes to the ordinance that she has made since the last meeting.   Mr. Linford has looked it over and made his recommendations to the ordinance.

 

Council Member Seiler moved to send the revisions to the Motor Vehicle access Ordinance #07-21 to the Planning & Zoning Commission for their review.  Council Member Schnetzer seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Ordinance #07-31, An Ordinance to update the Municipal Impact Fee Ordinance.

 

Mayor Hansen stated that this ordinance is ready for approval.   All we are doing is changing the dates and stating that the fee is set by resolution.  A sentence was deleted from the proposed ordinance regarding the calculation for the road impact fee.  The road impact fee is now a set fee and not calculated.

 

Council Member House made the motion to pass Ordinance #07-31 with the amendments as noted. Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Ordinance #07-32, An Ordinance to update the definition of a lot.

 

This ordinance is written to be consistent with the definition of a lot in section 11E-200.

 

Council Member Seiler moved to accept the update of Ordinance #07-32.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Ordinance #07-33, An Ordinance establishing temporary regulation pertaining to subdivision plats, planned unit development plans, single residents of more than four (4) bedrooms, commercial development of more than one (1) unit, subdivision of property, and zoning change request within the municipality of Garden City.

 

Council Member Seiler explained that this is the same ordinance that she proposed last year but it is just a little bit different. She explained that she is taking into consideration the suggestions from the last meeting and suggestions from Mr. Fawcett=s lawyer.

 


Mayor Hansen said that we tried to do this last year but the Council said that we would go to work and get the ordinances and General Plan done.  He said that it has been a whole year and nothing has been done.  He said that he doesn=t have any confidence that it will ever get done.  He asked why should we punish anyone because of our inability to get things done.  Council Member Seiler said that the difference this year is that we have hired a professional that said that it will be done by March, 2008 and we have a contract that is already in place that states that he will have that done by March, 2008.  This proposed ordinance is only in place until March 14, 2008. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that his frustration is that the Council could have just gone in and updated the plan but we decided to go the route of involving the citizens of the community and we can=t even get that much help.  Council Member Seiler said that the Transportation Board did do their survey but the rest of the committee was told to stop because we were going to hire the professional.

 

Council Member Seiler explained that what is different between last years ordinance and this years proposed ordinance is that this year anything that has received approval can go forward.  But from this day forward we hold anything new coming in until we get the ordinances etc in place that we need.  They are finding the loop holes in the ordinances and we haven=t been able to stop them.  And if we don=t stop them now how many more will come in before March.   The moratorium is only going to be on homes of more than 4 bedrooms.

 

Council Member Seiler said that it won=t impact people that are working this winter, they will have plenty of homes to build in the subdivisions that have been approved.

 

Council Member Leonhardt said that he is not opposed to this ordinance  but he would like to have it on the agenda next month so he has some time to review and research the ordinance and think about it first.  Council Member Schnetzer agreed, she would like a little bit more time to think about it.  She said that she would also like to set up a day to make arrangements to work on the ordinances that apply to the vacation rentals.  She said that is a real issue.  It will be a problem if we don=t work on it now. 

 

Mr. Gerald Hunsicker asked the Council why they don=t just stop it right now.  He asked if the Council knows what will happen in one more month.

 

Council Member House said that he would vote for it now just because what has been said.  Get it stopped and get Mr. Fawcett on board with it asap and get the ordinances and General Plan done.

 

Council Member Schnetzer stated that whether this is passed tonight or not we need to schedule a time with Mr. Fawcett and address what we need him to do.  We should also check with other towns and see how they regulate these things.  Mayor Hansen said that Mr. Fawcett=s contract was to do the land use ordinances and if we are getting into the commercial that may be in addition to what we have contracted to do.  Council Member House said that it is land use.

 


Council Member Leonhardt said that he would like to have it go to our Town Attorney first to know if we can do this legally.  He would like his opinion.  Council Member Seiler said that she has sent this ordinance to Mr. Fawcett and his attorney has read it and she has incorporated their comments into the ordinance.  Council Member Leonhardt said that he would like to know what our Town Attorney has to say about it.  Council Member Seiler read from the Land Use Regulation book explaining that the Council can approve this based on it being a temporary land use ordinance.  It is a legislative decision and only the Town Council makes this decision to adopt the temporary land use ordinance.  The only notice requirement is the notice posted 24 hours in advance.  There is no public input required, it is not required by state statute.

 

Council Member Seiler said that the longer  it takes us to update our ordinance the longer we are allowing things to happening that we are not able to regulate because we don=t have the ordinances in place.

 

Ms. Bobbie Coray said that if we do this the developers will make sure that the Council makes the changes quickly so that they can proceed.

 

Council Member Schnetzer said that this ordinance requires  updating the General Plan, The Transportation plan and all the land use ordinances.  She said that she is okay if we broke it down to just the sections that are causing us the big issues.  She would be more comfortable with this other than the whole plan.  Mayor Hansen said that the big problem ordinances are the short term rentals, PUD=s, and small subdivisions.  We also need to look at the building permit process and how these big houses are getting through.  Mayor Hansen said that you have to write the General Plan first and write the ordinances to support the General Plan.

 

Mr. Hunsicker said that what Council Member Seiler has proposed is a great idea.  He also said that if you make any changes to make exceptions then we are allowing exactly what we are trying to prevent.  We are creating another loop hole and opening to not being uniformly applied.

He said that the proposal is clean and clear and leaves no room for anyone to criticize.  And it will stop what you are saying you are trying to prevent. 

 

Mayor Hansen said that with no new subdivision plats, what specifically does that mean.  Council Member Seiler said that when they first come in and they want their approval it gives them permission to move forward.  Council Member Seiler read from the proposed ordinance which states that anything that has been before the Council and has received prior approval can go forward.   Mayor Hansen said that each phase of the new plat needs approval.  Council Member Leonhardt said that if we have already received any approval then it can move forward even with new phases.  He said that if we stop new phases that would be a liability for the town, and that is also why he would like to have the Town Attorney look at the ordinance.  This ordinance applies to anything that hasn=t been before the Council before. 

 

Council Member Seiler said that they can even come in and go through the process but they can=t be approved until after March.  Mayor Hansen said that they should follow the new guidelines as they come in.  Town Clerk Hislop asked if a developer comes in prior to March to start their process is that okay and what ordinance is the Council going to hold them to, the new one or the old ordinance?  The new ordinance may not even be written or approved until March.   The Council agreed that the new developments need to wait until the ordinances are in placed and no later than March.  They can come in for conceptual but no further reviews can be done.

 


Commercial development is one unit, such as a bank.  They can=t get approval to build commercial units such as a strip mall.

 

Council Member Leonhardt said that we need to be very careful with the clarity of the ordinance.

 

Council Member House made the motion to accept Ordinance #07-33, and ordinance pertaining to a 6 month moratorium to development  with the changes that were made.  Council Member Schnetzer said that she wants to read it again before she votes on it.  Council Member Schnetzer seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Review proposal for Light Pollution Ordinance.

 

Mayor Hansen said this will be part of the land use ordinance that we will undertake.  Council Member House suggested that we send this to Mr. Fawcett to include in the plan.  This is a good idea who=s time is too late but we need to get it in place now.  It is a good goal to work towards. 

 

Ms. Krista Klein is the person who is presenting this ordinance for consideration and she said that she would like to move this right along.  She should also get it on the Rich County Planning & Zoning Commission, the Laketown Planning & Zoning Commission and Bear Lake County so they can have the same type of regulations. 

 

We will send it to Mr. Fawcett to include with the land use ordinances.

 

Review of proposal for a Short Term Rental ordinance.

 

This proposed ordinance will also be sent to Mr. Fawcett to include in his review of the ordinances.

 

Review of Bear Lake County Subdivision Ordinance.

 

Mr. Fawcett is working on updating our Subdivision Ordinance.

 

Review of Bear Lake County Large Scale Planned Unit Development Ordinance.

 

Mr. Fawcett is working on updating our  Large Scale Planned Unit Development Ordinance.

 

RESOLUTION DISCUSSION/APPROVAL

 

Resolution #R07-04, A Resolution to update road impact fees. 

 

The Council reviewed the proposed resolution.  This resolution only changes the impact fees for roads, the park impact fee remains the same.

 


Council Member House made the motion to approve Resolution #R07-04 to raise road impact fees to a standard rate of  $2,896.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

Resolution #R07-05, A Resolution of the Town of Garden City establishing Land Use fees and miscellaneous fees for services rendered and providing an effective date.

 

The Council received a copy of the proposed resolution with the proposed increase of the fees.  The Council also received a copy of the outstanding bills that are about $8,000.  It is very difficult to receive the fees after the fact, after the plats has been recorded.  Town Clerk Hislop is suggesting that we collect a deposit on subdivision and PUD at the time that they submit the application not after the plat has been recorded.  The suggested amount of the deposit is $3,000, which the balance will be returned after all the fees have been paid.

 

Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to approve Resolution #R07-05 with the changes discussed and to include the deposit of $3,000 as discussed.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

The Council agreed not to charge for the permit for cutting across the roads.  They will be penalized if it is not taken care of.

 

Resolution #R07-08, A Resolution supporting the addition to Bear Lake State Mariana.

 

Council Member Seiler asked why we need a resolution to support the Marina.  Mayor Hansen said that we are declaring our position on the project.  He said that he is okay with the first  paragraph but wants to be more specific on what we need, such as we want improvements on widening the streets through town, SR30 and 89.

 

Council Member House made the motion that Resolution #R07-08 be passed as amended.  Council Member Leonhardt seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

GRANT DISCUSSION

 

Rich County Tourism Grant 2008

 

Council Member Seiler explained that Ms. Bess Huefner is working, with the help of the Transportation Board, is working on this grant for parking throughout Town.  Mayor Hansen said that is an excellent project.

 

CDBG Grant 2008

 

We will apply for restrooms for this grant. 

 


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

 

Participation in the 2010 Decennial Census Local Update and Addresses Program.

 

Ms. Bobbie Coray and Ms. Anita Weston volunteered to help work on this project.  They will go to the training seminar and we will send the questionnaires back with our commitment.

 

Utah Land Use Institute Seminar

 

If any of the Council are available they can go to these seminars and we will also see if Ms. Jennifer Huefner, Planning & Zoning Chairperson will go to either.

 

The Byway Representative.

 

Council Member Seiler explained that Mr. Frank Smith would like to be the representative.  Mayor Hansen will contact him.

 

2008 Raspberry Days Date

 

It was discussed that Raspberry Days always begin on the first Thursday in August.  That date will now interfere with the Rich County Fair because they start with the Demolition Derby held on the first Saturday of the fair which would be on the last day of Raspberry Days.  The Saturday of Raspberry Days they hold the Rodeo.  We have already told many, many people of the dates and they have got their reservations.

 

Council Member Leonhardt said that he doesn=t understand why they would have to cancel the derby, they can hold it another day during the week or they can have the first Saturday of August. 

 

The Council agreed that we need to keep Raspberry Days schedule the same as it has been for years.   Mayor Hansen will contact the County Commissioners and let them know of the decision.

 

Buttercup SID

 

Mayor Hansen explained that we are trying to work out the ATV issues in Buttercup.  He explained that it hinges on 1st west and going through to Buttercup.  We have made the commitments so we need to go forward and get it done.

 

Mayor Hansen has talked to Mr. Steve Bilboa and they agree that we are on a solution path to get that taken care of but we need to get something going over on 1st west to Buttercup. 

 

 

 

 


Building Permits for Mr. Kent Korgenski

 

Mr. Jack Dahl explained that he purchased some property from Mr. Kent Korgenski.  Mr. Korgenski was going to build small retail shops on his property and took out building permits in 2003.  Since then the building permits are null and void because of no active building on the  property.  Mr. Dahl is requesting a refund of what he paid for a building permit because it was already paid by Mr. Korgenski.

 

Council Member House made the motion to reduce the building permit fees by half for Mr. Jack Dahl for the Korgenski project.  Council Member Schnetzer seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

UPDATE OF THE NEW LIBRARY/TOWN HALL

 

Mayor Hansen said that we are still in the preliminary stages of looking at what we need and what we can be done for the purchase of a new Town Hall/Library.

 

COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS

 

Council Member Seiler explained that she had her last meeting with the Transportation Board so Commission Member Huefner will take over the board until there is someone from the Council to take over the seat.  Right now it is Council Member Huefner, Ms. Bess Huefner, Mr. Jim Ruggles and Ms. Lana Hodges on the Board.  Their question is what are they able to do during this transition time.  Council Member Seiler explained that they are an advisory board to the Council.

 

Council Member Seiler suggested that the Council appoint Ms. Bess Huefner on the Council until January and she can be over the Transportation Board also.

 

Council Member Seiler talked with Mr. Hobbs about the Davis= project, he is to install the gate on their property. 

 

Mayor Hansen talked with Mr. Jason Linford today about Hodges Canyon road.  Mr. Linford said that UDOT is pretty hard to work with so he may not get approval from them to do construction this fall.  They won=t make a decision until the middle of October.  We will let Mr. Linford work through it but probably won=t get it done this fall.  That will give us more time to get good bids and line up the contractor for next spring.

 

Council Member Seiler explained that the trees are growing again along Hodges Canyon road so we did spray them and will spray them again if needed. 

 

Council Member Leonhardt explained that the Utah state Marketing Department is putting a plan together to raise some money for a new fire truck for  us, which will cost approximately $701,000.

 


Council Member Seiler suggested that we send Mr. Bashford at the Texaco a copy of the minutes of the meeting when he was approved for a business license and a copy of the commercial requirements.  The Council agreed and gave him until the next Council meeting to get his property cleaned up.  

 

Council Member Seiler said that we need to clarify that the speed limit for ATV=s will be 25 mph on the town roads and 15 mph on dirt roads.  The Council agreed.

 

Council Member Seiler explained that we need to get a proposal for the parking for the business district.  Mayor Hansen said that if we get what we want after the meeting with the Governor then all the parking issues will go away.  They are trying to do cooperative plans with Idaho also.  Council Member Seiler said that she will focus on the side streets for public parking.

 

Council Member Schnetzer said that we just wrapped up Raspberry Days and it was a huge event and very successful. 

 

Council Member House said that the marina project has been moved to the top of the list for funding.  Mayor Hansen said that it is good and we want to support the project but we needs some infrastructure with the state highway in place first.

 

Council Member Leonhardt sent a letter to the Council requesting $5,000 from Garden City for new fire equipment.  The Council agreed that if there is money in the budget we can pay $5,000 to the Fire District.

 

Mayor Hansen explained that there is a property owner that lives next to the beach access in Hodges Beach Subdivision.  The property owner would like a fence put across the beach access and he will shut the gate at 10:00 p.m. and open it early the next morning.  That will reduce people being on the beach when they shouldn=t be there.  Council Member Seiler said that we need a written agreement to set the parameters.  We will also need to put up some signs. 

 

PAYMENT VOUCHERS

 

Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to pay the bills as presented.  Council Member House seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

There being no further business to discuss, Council Member Leonhardt made the motion to adjourn the Town Council meeting at 9:50 p.m..  Council Member Schnetzer seconded the motion.  All in favor and the motion carried.

 

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