City Council Corner – June 2017
City Council Actions Taken in May, 2017
Submitted by Jenney Rees
· Several amendments were made to the current budget to account for revenues and expenses not previously included. Detailed information on the changes can be found in the May 2, 2017 City Council packet on the city’s website.
· The Council adopted the tentative fiscal year 2018 budget.
· The code related to business licenses was updated to reflect changes made at the state level. This results in certain home-based businesses being exempt from having to obtain a business license from the city.
· Certain resident committees that are no longer meeting were dissolved.
· Changes were made to the campaign finance disclosure requirements as changes were made at the state level.
· An agreement was entered into with Utah County to conduct vote-by-mail elections.
· Approved a resolution to include a general ballot opinion question for a PARC tax for the next election.
· Determined to continue being a member of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.
· A policy regarding free golf for residents was adopted, which states that any resident who brings with them three full paying customers can receive a free round of golf. This policy will be in place for two months and will be reviewed again after that time.
· A discussion with the Department of Environmental Quality occurred with regards to the tests performed on water, soil, and sediment samples throughout Cedar Hills. More information can be found on the city’s website, but all samples came back safe for recreation and irrigation purposes.
· Amended the code regarding bed and breakfast facilities in that they no longer have to be registered as a historic structure.
· A discussion was held regarding metering of PI water and other alternatives, such as smart controllers. This will be an ongoing discussion with various options being presented and evaluated. Options range from doing nothing, upgrading the capacity of the PI system, installing PI meters, and providing incentives for smart controllers.
· A discussion on upcoming public safety costs was held and staff is evaluating all options to determine what costs we should be planning for over the next 5-10 years.