CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
This meeting was held electronically via telephone to permit one or more of the council members to participate.
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Charelle Bowman, Jim Perry, Joel Wright (via telephone), Gary Maxwell, Eric Richardson (6:20 p.m.)
Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager
Kim Holindrake, City Recorder
David Bunker, City Engineer
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Jim Madsen, Director of Golf
Gretchen Gordon, Deputy City Recorder
Others: Mary Kate Christensen, Donna Weaver, Amanda Fraughton, Mark Edminster, Parker Gordon, Nathan Clark, Ken Kirk, Cliff Chandler, Amy Choate-Nielson
1. This Work Session 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 6:10 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
2. Presentation of Certified Municipal Clerk to Gretchen Gordon, Deputy City Recorder (6:10 p.m.)
Mary Kate Christensen, Donna Weaver and Amanda Fraughton of the Utah Municipal Clerks Association presented Gretchen Gordon with a plaque honoring her as a Certified Municipal Clerk.
3. Report on Golf Course Reconfiguration (6:14 p.m.)
Jim Madsen gave a report on the golf course reconfiguration. Relocating a hole in the grove would remove the majority of the trees and cost between $1.8 to $2 million. The best option is to convert the current driving range into a par-four hole with a water hazard and build a world-class training facility in the clubhouse with simulators, driving facilities, warm-up facilities and teaching facilities. Hole 9 would then become a par-five hole; the tee boxes on hole 13 would be realigned; and a bunker on hole 13 would be added. The bunker would differentiate hole 13 from hole 14 and would make it a risk-reward hole. The entire package would save over $1 million dollars. The training facility would also allow for incremental revenue during the off season along with increased opportunity to teach lessons and sell pro shop merchandise during the off season.
4. Capital Facilities Plan for Park Development, Park Land, and Recreation Facilities (6:46 p.m.)
Mark Edminster of Lewis & Young gave a presentation on park land and park development impact fees. C. Perry stated that because impact fees are only reanalyzed every few years, and the cost of land has escalated 25% per year for the past several years, the impact fee analysis doesn’t truly capture the costs of park development. Mark Edminster explained that because of state law, the impact fees can only consider current level of service, though the formula could reflect estimated cost of land at the time the parkland will be acquired or developed. He believes it is possible to index the impact fees in such a way that true costs of land acquisition are better captured along the way. C. Richardson would like to ensure that the developing costs reflect that much of the parkland is on the hillside and more expensive to develop. Greg Robinson said that the City cannot assess impact fees on parks that are not in the general plan. Under the assumptions used by Lewis & Young, impact fees for land acquisition are $4,377 and $1,169 for land development fees.
5. This work session was adjourned at 7:05 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder