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2003 Minutes & Agendas: Minutes - February 18, 2003



Minutes of the Centerville City Council meeting held Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Centerville City Council Chambers, 250 North Main, Centerville Utah.

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mayor: Michael L. Deamer

Council Members:
David R. Gill
Brian Gold
R. Dean Layton
Debbie L. Randall
Nancy F. Smith

STAFF PRESENT:

Steve Thacker, City Manager (Arrived at 7:40 p.m.)
Blaine Lutz, Finance Director/Assistant City Manager
Randy Randall, Public Works Director
Matt Dixon, Court Clerk Supervisor
Karrie Carlson, Recording Secretary

VISITORS:

Charley Riddle, Andrew Sims, Allison Riddle, Kelly Dixon, Levi Jones, Craig Jones, Boy Scout Troop 1020, John Washburn, Nate Morris, Matt Bates, Nate Kmetzech, Kristy Fujikawa, Ken Hawkes, Brian Knowlton, Lorna Rosenstein (The Standard Examiner)

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PRAYER: Councilman Layton

OPEN SESSION

Ken Hawkes, 22 North 200 East -- Mr. Hawkes expressed concern about the proposed rezone/moratorium in the Old Town Site area. He asked the Council if it would preclude someone from remodeling or adding an addition to his or her home. Blaine Lutz, Finance director noted that a moratorium would only preclude any additional dwellings from being built, but that an addition to enlarge a home or a remodel of a home that did not result in a new dwelling would be allowed.

Brian Knowlton, 1636 South 200 West -- Mr. Knowlton stated that he is interested in purchasing and developing a property located in the area of the Old Town Site. He explained that the owners are interested in selling because it was left to them as their inheritance, and it is in their best interest to sell the property. He added that there is an historic home on the 1.11-acre property that he wants to preserve. Mr. Knowlton asked the Council about their feelings of reinstating the Flag Lot Ordinance to allow him to develop single-family homes on this property while still preserving the historic home. Councilman Gold explained to Mr. Knowlton that there are valid reasons the Flag Lot Ordinance was abolished (i.e., trash pick up, fire and safety concerns, etc.) and in his opinion the Council would probably be hesitant to consider a flag lot for his development.

Nathan Morris, 187 North 300 East -- Mr. Morris expressed his support for the moratorium in the Old Town Site area.

Kelly Dixon, 283 East 100 North -- Mr. Dixon stated that he would like to see the proposed moratorium adopted by the City Council.

MINUTES REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE

The minutes of the January 28, 2003 joint CC/PC special meeting were reviewed. Councilman Gill made a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded by Councilman Gold and passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

The minutes of the February 4, 2003 work session were reviewed. Councilman Gold made a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded by Councilman Layton and passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

The minutes of the February 4, 2003 Council meeting were reviewed. Councilman Gold made a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded by Councilman Gill and passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

The minutes of the February 5, 2003 joint CC/PC work session were reviewed. Councilman Gold made a motion to approve the minutes. The motion was seconded by Councilman Gill and passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

SUMMARY ACTION CALENDAR

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to approve items (b), (c), (d), and (f) on the Summary Action Calendar and to table items (a) and (e). The motion was seconded by Councilman Gill and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (5-0). Approved was:

b. Express Centerville City Support of Hill Air Force Base -- Resolution No. 2003-03.

c. Appoint Mayor Pro Tem to serve as alternate representative on the South Davis Fire District Governing Board -- Resolution No. 2003-04.

d. Approve Interlocal Cooperation Agreement Between Davis County and Centerville City for Animal Control Services -- Resolution No. 2003-05.

f. Consider approval of use of City Council Chambers by Davis County Republican Women for luncheon for Davis County Legislators.

Tabled items were as follows:

a. Accept public utility easement from Robert Smart for Carrington Well site.

e. Authorize sale of surplus pump and motor to an individual in Idaho in the amount of $2,000.

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO CENTERVILLE GENERAL PLAN, SECTION 12-480-5, NEIGHBORHOOD 4, NORTHWEST CENTERVILLE REGARDING LAND USES AND ALLOWED DENSITIES

Councilman Gold made a motion to table this item until the Planning Commission has given its recommendation to the City Council and to renotice the public hearing at that time. The motion was seconded by Councilman Layton and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (5-0).

FOLLOW UP REGARDING THE PARK HILLS BOOSTER PUMP STATION

Randy Randall, Public Works Director, explained that due to resident input, the Planning Commission is recommending that the booster pump station in the Park Hills Subdivision be relocated further to the North to keep it away from the homes in the area. Mr. Randall stated that soil testing has been done on the new site and the engineers have determined that there is a minor fault line on the proposed location. He explained that the engineers were not concerned about relocating the booster station to the proposed location because the fault was so small. Mr. Randall added that if the Council agrees to move the pump station it would be adequately reinforced in the construction to keep it in tact in the event of an earthquake. The Council also considered another site suggested by staff that would move the booster station north and east off of the fault, but indicated that the pipe to the booster station would still have to cross the fault line. After discussion by City Council and staff, the Council agreed with the Planning Commission recommendation to relocate the booster station to the north, due to the noise generated by the facility.

Councilman Gold made a motion to allow staff to relocate the Park Hills Booster Pump Station further to the north, the structure is reinforced for earthquake protection if located on a minor fault the expectation is that the additional construction cost due to relocation will be an estimated $5,000. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Smith and passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

CONSIDER MORATORIUM ON DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY MAIN STREET, PARRISH LANE, 400 EAST AND 100 NORTH – ORDINANCE No. 2003-04

Steve Thacker, City Manager, explained that the Planning Commission Chairman asked the Council to consider a moratorium for this area to give the Planning Commission time to consider a request they have received to amend the General Plan in a manner that would expand the residential area defined as the Old Town Site. It is anticipated that the Planning Commission’s work is not likely to be completed for a couple of months and a moratorium would give them the time needed to thoroughly study the area and make a recommendation to the Council.

Councilwomen Smith and Randall stated for the record that they live in the area the proposed moratorium affects. They said that, according to Lisa Romney, Deputy City Attorney, it would not be a conflict of interest for them to vote on this matter.

There was some discussion from the Council regarding whether imposing a moratorium is really necessary. After some discussion of the Council agreed that a moratorium would be the best way to prevent further development in this area while the Planning Commission considers the General Plan amendment and subsequent rezone of the area. The Council reviewed the proposed ordinance drafted by the City Attorney’s office and made one language revision.

Councilman Gold made a motion to approve Ordinance No. 2003-04 establishing a moratorium for up to six months on the area bounded by Main Street, Parrish Lane, 400 East and 100 North. The motion was seconded by Councilman Gill and passed by a (3-2) roll-call vote. Councilwomen Smith and Randall voted in opposition to the moratorium.

SOLID WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES

Blaine Lutz, Finance Director, asked for direction from the Council regarding the request for proposal (RFP) for solid waste collection services. He provided the Council with a letter from the current provider (BFI), which gave a cost comparison of other Davis County cities. This comparison showed BFI to be competitive in the market. Mr. Lutz explained that BFI has asked that Centerville renegotiate the contract rather than going out to bid. It was the direction of the Council to go ahead with an RFP for solid waste collection services.

AMENDMENT TO FY 2003 BUDGET

At 8:25 p.m. Mayor Deamer opened the public hearing. Seeing no one wishing to comment, the public hearing was closed.

Blaine Lutz, Finance Director, reviewed the proposed amendments with the Council and responded to questions and comments.

Councilman Gill made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2003-01, amending the FY 2003 Budget. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Randall and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (5-0).

AMENDMENT TO CENTERVILLE MUNICIPAL CODE, SECTION 8-200, REGARDING CEMETERY – ORDINANCE No. 2003-03

Matt Dixon, Court Clerk Supervisor, reviewed with the Council the proposed update of Section 8-200 regarding cemetery regulations. Mr. Dixon prepared a summary for the Council’s review comparing the proposed new ordinance with the current Code, noting the differences and significant issues. The Council commended Mr. Dixon for all the research and preparation to update the cemetery regulations. Mayor Deamer wanted more time to review the summary and give his input on some of the suggested changes.

Councilman Gold made a motion to table the discussion of Ordinance No. 2003-03 until the Mayor, Council and staff have more time to review the Ordinance and give additional input. The motion was seconded by Councilwoman Randall and passed by unanimous roll-call vote (5-0).

EDUCATION /TRAINING ON PLANNING AND ZONING ORDINANCES: SECTION 12-330-5-RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR HANDICAPPED PERSONS

As part of the Mayor’s ongoing training on the City Zoning Ordinances, the Council used this item on the agenda to review and answer questions pertaining to Section 12-330-5 Residential Facilities for Handicapped Persons.

CLOSED MEETING

At 9:20 p.m. Councilman Gold made a motion to go into a closed City Council meeting in conjunction with an RDA closed meeting to discuss the sale and purchase of property. The motion was seconded by Councilman Layton and passed by unanimous vote (5-0). In attendance were: Mayor Deamer; Steve Thacker, City Manager; Blaine Lutz, Finance Director; Council members Gold, Gill, Layton, Randall and Smith; Karrie Carlson, Recording Secretary.

RETURN TO CITY COUNCIL

At 10:25 p.m. the City Council meeting was reconvened.

CITY MANAGER UPDATE

Mr. Thacker used this item on the agenda to schedule future City Council work sessions and to update the Council on the I-15 interchange project.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Council used this item on the agenda to submit their suggestions/revisions to the upcoming April 2003 Newsletter, make recommendations for a Garden Walk Chairman and to discuss if there is a desire to expand on the recently adopted Centerville City Mission Statement.

At 10:40 p.m. the meeting was adjourned.

 

Marilyn Holje, City Recorder
Karrie Carlson, Recording Secretary



 
 
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