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2002 Minutes & Agendas: Minutes - March 5, 2002



Minutes of the Centerville City Council meeting held Tuesday, March 5, 2002 at 8:25 p.m. in the Centerville City Council Chambers, 250 North Main Street, 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
Blaine Lutz, Finance Director/Asst. City Manager
Lisa Romney, Assistant City Attorney
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

VISITORS: Sherri Lindstrom, Gavin Baker, Ryan Archibald, Brady Weeks, Bronson Rawlins, Ryan Pack, Landon Petersen, Daniel Worrell, Adam Clayton, Josh Clayton, Jerry Meyer, Sharl Meyer, Wayne Carlson, Karen Webb, Standard Examiner

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Mayor Michael Deamer

PRAYER: Councilwoman Nancy Smith

OPEN SESSION:

Sherri Lindstrom, 224 West Porter Lane, distributed a news article from the Salt Lake Tribune regarding the Snow Geese Festival held March 2, 2002 in Gunnison, UT. Ms. Lindstrom informed the Council of the Tundra Swan Day that will be held on March 9, 2002 at the Farmington Bay north entrance 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This activity is sponsored by the Utah Division of Wildlife.

BUSINESS

Summary Action Calendar

Councilman Layton made a motion to approve the Summary Action Calendar. Councilwoman Randall seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0). Items approved:

a. Appointment of Ann Gleave as an advisor to the Youth City Council effective March 5, 2002.

b. Commence two-year warranty period for Pheasant Village Subdivision.

c. Terminate two-year warranty period for Park Hills Subdivision

PUBLIC HEARING - DUNN/LAWSON REZONE FROM A-1 TO R-2

Mayor Deamer reported the request for this rezone was withdrawn and will be resubmitted at a later date.

MINUTES REVIEW AND ACCEPTANCE

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to approve the February 12, 2002 Special City Council meeting minutes as amended. Councilman Layton seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to approve the February 12, 2002 closed City Council meeting minutes. Councilman Gill seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to approve the February 19, 2002 joint City Council/Planning Commission work session minutes as amended. Councilman Layton seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Councilman Gill made a motion to approve the February 19, 2002 closed City Council meeting minutes. Councilwoman Randall seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Councilman Gill made a motion to approve the February 19, 2002 City Council meeting minutes as amended. Councilman Layton seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

PRESENTATION TO MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL FROM BAHA'IS OF CENTERVILLE
Jerry Meyer, representing Baha'is of Centerville presented the Council with a copy of "The Destiny of America" and "The Promise of World Peace" that were recently published by the Baha'is of America. Mr. Meyer explained The Destiny of America explains some of the necessary steps to world peace and affirms their belief that the United States will play an important part in its establishment. Abdul Baha'is, son of the Prophet founder of the Baha'is faith, visited Salt Lake City 90 years ago. Since that time, the Baha'is have dedicated themselves to the creation of unity by attempting to eliminate prejudice and increase appreciation for the spiritual oneness of all people.

PUBLIC HEARING - AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12-340-9, CENTERVILLE MUNICIPAL CODE - PLANNING AND ZONING ORDINANCE RE: LANDSCAPING

Councilman Gold explained he initiated the change in the Landscaping Ordinance last summer. A committee was appointed with Councilman Gold, Paula Tew, Steve Grant, Paul Allred, and Gary Smith, owner of J & L Garden Center. The previous Landscaping Ordinance was inconclusive and confusing. The goal of the committee was to make the ordinance easy to understand and more simplified. The Landscaping Ordinance applies to commercial developments and PUD's.

Highlights of the changes to the Landscaping Ordinance:

1. Seeks to avoid wasting of water through better irrigation systems and the liberal allowance for dry landscaping (xeriscaping) in the Business Park area.

2. Increases the landscaping/open space for condos/PUD development from 30 percent to 40 percent.

3. Requires the thoughtful use of landscaping in commercial areas including the use of trees in parking lots to provide shade and minimize surface heating.

4. Encourages the logical placement of trees around businesses to minimize energy use.

5. Increases the amount of landscaping from ten percent to fifteen percent in the City's retail/business areas east of I-15.

6. Institutes more flexible guidelines for approving the landscaping plans including the granting of reasonable exceptions (variances).

7. The overall length of the ordinance has been reduced. Staff's opinion is the new ordinance will likely be modified in the future as water supplies become more unreliable, population increases, and growth patterns change.

Mayor Deamer opened the public hearing for comments.

Sherri Lindstrom, 224 West Porter Lane Ms. Lindstrom said we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave, and that people should have some rights to plant what they want. She also mentioned plants that are compatible for a xeriscaping landscape. Mayor Deamer stated there are variances for nonconforming uses.

Mayor Deamer closed the public hearing for comments.

Councilman Gold made a motion to approve the final draft changes of the February 13, 2002 Landscaping Ordinance No. 2002-07 with the following changes: Page 4, Item A, that the bufferbe changed from ten (10) feet to fifteen (15) feet and inclusion of other changes as recommended by staff. Councilman Layton seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Councilman Gold recommended that staff send a letter to Gary Smith and Paula Tew thanking them for their work on the Landscaping Ordinance. After the corrections are made, Councilman Gold will review the ordinance before Mayor Deamer signs the Ordinance.

PHEASANTBROOK SEDIMENT TRAP PROJECT

a. Approve agreement with Pheasantbrook Homeowners Association. Steve Thacker, City Manager, referred to his letter dated January 5, 2001 to Mr. Cory Pope with UDOT regarding drainage problems on the Pheasantbrook Condominium property. The sediment trap will be installed with UDOT paying 75 percent and Pheasantbrook Homeowners Association paying 25 percent of the construction costs. The purpose of the sediment trap is to allow sediment to settle out in the bottom of the box before water flows through the open water way system within Pheasantbrook.

Councilman Gill made a motion to approve the agreement with the Pheasantbrook Homeowners Association regarding the installation of the sediment trap. Councilwoman Smith seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

b. Approve agreement with UDOT. Councilman Gill made a motion to approve the agreement with UDOT and allow staff to make any nonsubstantive changes. Councilwoman Smith seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

c. Award contract for construction of sediment trap. Councilman Gill made a motion to award the contract to construct the sediment trap at Pheasantbrook to M. C. Green & Sons in the amount of $6,740. Councilwoman Smith seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote, (5-0).

At 9:40 pm., the City Council adjourned for a five-minute break. At 9:53 p.m., the Council meeting was reconvened.

CONSTRUCTION BID AWARDS

Lateral Replacement Project Councilman Gold made a motion to approve construction bids to:

a. Owen Brinkerhoff in the amount of $64,555 for labor and Mountain States Supply in the amount of $8,859.75 for the materials for lateral replacement project 2002 (culinary water system);

b. Morgan Pavement Maintenance in the amount of $19,878 for crack seal project 2002;

c. Morgan Pavement Maintenance in the amount of $56,773.82 for slurry seal project 2002.

Councilman Gill seconded the motion and referred to a letter dated February 27, 2002 from Fred Campbell regarding trench compaction problems with Owen Brinkerhoff. Steve Thacker said the contractor will be notified at the preconstruction meeting that compaction will be closely watched. The motion was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

DISCUSS GRANT APPLICATION FOR PURCHASE OF LAND AND CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 2002-06 DECLARING CENTERVILLE CITY'S SUPPORT FOR LAND PRESERVATION

Wayne Carlson, owner of the property at 160 West Porter Lane, said he talked with Steve Thacker on the potential sale of his property. Mr. Carlson said he is not against the purchase of the property or a linear parkway, but he has hopes the City could trade five building lots in return for his property somewhere in the city. Mr. Carlson said the appraisal done on the property is not accurate, in his opinion.

MAYOR'S REPORT

a. Fluoridation Mayor Deamer reported the anti-fluoridation bills in the Legislature are dead.

b. Light Rail Mayor Deamer reported he met today with the Mayors of the surrounding cities about pursuing the possibility of light rail service into Davis County. The City Council agreed to pursue light rail service into Centerville.

c. Consolidated Fire District Mayor Deamer proposed consolidating the South Davis Fire District and the Bountiful Fire Department into one special service district that would have the power to levy taxes, would remove jurisdictional problems, and would allow the District to apply for a transfer of paramedics from the County. The City Council seemed to be supportive of the consolidation concept.

d. Recreation Facility Mayor Deamer reported Bountiful City is considering a new, larger recreational facility. Bountiful would like to know if other cities in Davis County are planning similar facilities, and if Centerville would support Bountiful in building a county recreation program.

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

a. Proposed Centerville City Historical Quilt Mayor Deamer reported Ann Kantor of Quilts Group has proposed making a historical quilt for Centerville and it would be funded by local businesses who would fund the project by each purchasing a patch for $159.00. The quilt would be given to the City and the Chamber of Commerce. The City Council was not supportive of this proposal.

RECESS TO CLOSED MEETING

At 10:35 p.m., Councilman Gold made a motion to adjourn to a closed meeting to discuss the purchase of property, current litigation, and character and competency of individuals. Councilwoman Smith seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0). In attendance were: Mayor Deamer; Council members Gill, Gold, Layton, Randall, and Smith; Steve Thacker, City Manager; Blaine Lutz, Finance Director/Asst. City Manager; Lisa Romney, Assistant City Attorney; and Connie Larson, Recording Secretary.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

At 11:15 p.m., the City Council returned to the open meeting.

GRANT FOR PURCHASE OF LAND AND RESOLUTION DECLARING CENTERVILLE CITY'S SUPPORT OF LAND PRESERVATION

a. Discuss Grant Application Process Councilwoman Smith recommended a consultant be hired to prepare a federal grant application, at a cost not to exceed $2,500. The grant application would be submitted to Congressman Jim Hansen's office and then forwarded onto Washington D. C.

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to hire Andrea Olson of InterPlan Co. to prepare a grant proposal, at a cost not to exceed $2,500, to be submitted by March 12, 2002. Councilman Layton seconded the motion, which was passed by a vote of (4-1). Councilman Gold voted against the motion.

b. Resolution No. 2002-06 declaring Centerville City's support of land preservation Councilman Gold expressed concern that the Porter Lane stream channel is now included, which was never a part of the discussion with the Steering Committee, and it was never a part of the Calthorpe Plan or Envision Utah.

Councilwoman Smith made a motion to approve Resolution No. 2002-06 with several changes to the resolution.

Councilwoman Randall seconded the motion. The motion was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

At 11:34 p.m., Councilman Gill made a motion to extend the meeting to 11:35 p.m. Councilman Gold seconded the motion, which was passed by unanimous vote (5-0).

Mayor Deamer commended Councilwoman Randall on her work with the Paralympics, and Councilman Layton commended Councilwoman Smith on her work to obtain grant money.

At 11:35 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.


Marilyn Holje, City Recorder
Connie Larson, Recording Secretary

 



 
 
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