CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 7:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Eric Richardson, Jim Perry, Gary Maxwell, Charelle Bowman
Absent: Joel Wright
Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager
Rich Knapp, Finance Director
Rachel Brown, Assistant to the City Manager-Finance
David Bunker, City Engineer
Rodney Despain, City Planner (8:00 p.m.)
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Others: Brent Uibel, Caleb Warnock, Sarah Bybee, Gary Smith, Rolland Brown
1. This meeting of the City Council of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order at 7:16 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
Invocation given by C. Perry
Pledge of Allegiance
2. Public Comment (7:17 p.m.)
• Sarah Bybee: Ms. Bybee lives on Redwood Drive. She stated that she is a concerned mother representing those on Redwood Drive as well as those who live nearby that walk to school. She is concerned about the excessive speed on Redwood Drive. When she bought her home seven years ago there were no plans to connect Redwood Drive to the upper part of the City, which has increased traffic and speeds on the road. Traffic is particularly heavy between 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. and 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. There is one speed table that is ineffective. She feels the road is unsafe. She bought her own speed person to place on the side of the road when her children are out playing. It has been deliberately knocked over many times. She requested speed tables and increased traffic enforcement.
• Gary Smith: Mr. Smith stated that Morgan Boulevard needs street lights. C. Perry said that the lights are to be put in by Rocky Mountain Power on their time table. Calls to Rocky Mountain Power may speed up the process.
• Rolland Brown: Mr. Brown lives where Sage Vista Lane meets Morgan Boulevard. Two storm drains are in close proximity to his property. He stated that the building of the last phase of the project has wiped out the integrity of the drains. The builders are pulling out the drain systems. He is worried about flooding. He will soon be storing $200,000 of antiques in his basement. He would like to know why the drains were pulled out? David Bunker will look into the matter.
• Brent Uibel: Mr. Uibel said that he was impressed with the comments made at the second part of the Wal-Mart review. He would like to see traffic and speed enforcement on Ironwood Drive and on Canyon Road, particularly at night and in the early morning. He thanked the Council for their explanation of an erroneous article regarding wind power in the Daily Herald. He would like further clarification on the restrictions on using culinary water. Council discussion notes that the ordinance allows for hand held watering using culinary water.
3. Minutes from the April 3, 2007, Public Hearing and Regular City Council Meeting (7:34 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Richardson - To table the consent agenda for the next meeting. Seconded by C. Perry.
C. Richardson Motion passes.
4. Review/Action on Ordinance Adopting a Capital Facilities Plan for Culinary Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Transportation Facilities (7:35 p.m.)
See handouts. David Bunker stated that this covers the Capital Facilities plan for culinary water, sanitary sewer and transportation. It was needed because of growth. Civil Science put together a cost estimate and revised the impact fees. The proposed impact fee for culinary water is $2,167 (upper zone), $1,662 (lower zone). Sanitary sewer: $92 (upper zone), $586 (south aqueduct line). The transportation fee proposal is $1,314. The analysis for parkland impact fees will be coming soon.
• C. Perry said the City is losing money every day on impact fees although reevaluation is costly. He would like to see some sort of stepped analysis that takes into account inflation and the rising costs of everything from park land, park development costs, and asphalt. He would like a legal opinion of that type of approach.
• C. Richardson stated that he is in favor of passing this item now and exploring the option of taking an approach that accounts for inflation and rising costs on the agenda in two weeks.
MOTION: C. Richardson - To adopt Resolution 4-17-2007A, a resolution amending the impact fee amounts for the water storage, treatment, and distribution facilities impact fee and the streets impact fee and repealing the well and source development impact fee of the City of Cedar Hills, as amended herein. Seconded by C. Perry. Vote taken by roll call.
Aye - C. Richardson Motion passes.
MOTION: C. Richardson - To approve Ordinance 4-17-2007A, an ordinance adopting a Capital Facilities Plan for Culinary Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Transportation Facilities and impact fee evaluation. Seconded by C. Bowman. Vote taken by roll call.
Aye - C. Richardson Motion passes.
5. Review/Action on Resolution Adopting Fees (7:50 p.m.)
See handouts. Konrad Hildebrandt stated that the impact fee changes that were just approved need to be added to the fees and charges. This resolution also amends fees for utility disconnection and solicitation, and adds a park reservation refund fee.
• C. Richardson said that the park reservation refund of $8 does not give an incentive to cancel reservations for those who only reserve the park for one hour ($8).
• C. Bowman felt that it wasn’t a big issue if the park reservation is not freed up for one.
• C. Maxwell said that the fee should be the true cost of canceling the reservation.
MOTION: C. Richardson - To approve Resolution 4-17-2007B, a resolution adding, amending or deleting certain fees to the official fee schedule of the City of Cedar Hills and review impact fees at next meeting after legal review. Seconded by C. Maxwell. Vote taken by roll call.
Aye - C. Richardson Motion passes.
6. Review/Action on Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget (July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007) (8:02 p.m.)
See handouts. Konrad Hildebrandt said that this is for Timpanogos Cove Park. Staff recommends stubbing availability for sprinkler lines in part of the park. The proposed improved area is in an easement and would cost about $50,000 to sod and sprinkler. The project is already over budget. In the past, they have not allowed sprinklers in the easement. They have given tentative approval for sprinklers and sod. To stub the area would be just over $4,000. There are forms and fees that are required to sprinkler and sod the area.
• C. Perry said that because the City is already spending $1.2 million, it should be done the right way.
• The Council agreed to do the stubbing for $4,100.
MOTION: C. Perry - To table the new item #6. Seconded by C. Richardson.
C. Richardson Motion passes.
7. Report on Fiscal Year 2008 Budget (July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008) (8:18 p.m.)
• Rich Knapp stated that after this meeting there are three more meetings to approve the budget. He presented the vehicle replacement plan. In Fiscal Year 2008, two vehicles will be replaced.
Discussion on Fiscal Year 2008 Budget:
• A City Hall/Community Center has been in the capital improvement plan. Phase I would be to do a feasibility study to determine needs, what type of building it is, plans, and architectural renderings. C. Perry would like to see a preliminary step that addresses the need for a City building and what type of building is necessary. The budgeted amount for the feasibility study/concept plan should be reduced to $10,000.
• C. Perry would like to see parkland planned for the sports that have the highest demand. He would like to see a realistic projection for the cost of Harvey Park development.
• The City wants to put a speed table at the entrance to Redwood Drive from the commercial area that has a planter strip down the middle. Another speed table will be required along the curve of Redwood Drive. C. Richardson would like a map with problem traffic speed areas identified. A long range (5-year) plan can then be developed. A similar street lamp plan and sidewalk plan should also be developed. Wal-Mart agreed to participate in paying for the speed tables around the commercial development.
• Konrad Hildebrandt presented the Compensation Plan. There were requests for another full-time employee in the Recorder’s Department and a full-time zoning enforcement officer. Konrad Hildebrandt felt there was no merit in those requests.
• David Bunker will look into renting a street sweeper.
• The Council would like more information on the 30th celebration. The Phil Fest should be removed. It can be instituted the next year.
• C. Richardson and C. Perry want to pay the Planning Commission. C. Perry said he would not vote for a City Council raise if the Planning Commission is not paid. He would be in favor of paying the Planning Commission per meeting they attend. Staff will come with a proposal for compensating the Planning Commission.
• C. Perry feels that council laptops should not be a requirement of the job. He would like to see everything available electronically for those who want it electronically.
8. City Manager Report and Discussion (10:12 p.m.)
MAYOR’S REPORT/ITEMS REFERRED BY CITY COUNCIL
9. Board and Committee Reports (10:12 p.m.)
• C. Bowman: Ciara Decker and Charelle Bowman met with Simple Earth Art Center. They are offering a program that would be at no cost to the City and offers a discount to residents. The Parks and Trails Committee wants a trail map included in the budget in order to help promote the City’s trails for National Trails Day.
• C. Perry: The Youth City Council is doing a great job, especially with the Easter Egg Hunt.
• C. Richardson: There was a Site Plan Committee meeting for PRI land in Canyon Heights. It will go to the Planning Commission soon.
• Mayor McGee: Mayor McGee attended the St. George conference. A great speech was given by an Arkansas governor. Land use was another good topic. Mayor Franson gave a presentation at a COG meeting about a prescription drug problem in the area.
10. Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5
11. Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting
No Executive Session.
12. This meeting was adjourned at 10:35 p.m. on a motion by C. Perry, seconded by C. Bowman and unanimously approved.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder
Approved by Council:
May 1, 2007