STATE OF UTAH
COUNTY OF SEVIER
TOWN OF ANNABELLA
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
July 14, 2016
Minutes for the Town Council Meeting held Thursday, July 14, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Annabella Town Hall, located at 295 East 300 North, Annabella, Utah. Mayor Brent Christensen conducting.
1. ROLL CALL
2. OPENING REMARKS
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. APPOINTMENT/KODIE STANTON FLAG PROJECT UPDATE
5. MATT MCLEAN/COMMUNITY SAFETY
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
7. APPROVAL OF WARRANT REGISTER
8. FUNDING UPDATE FOR STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
9. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING AND ESTABLISHING A TIME, DATE AND LOCATION FOR SAID PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF PARITY WATER REVENUE BONDS AND ANY POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT TO BE FUNDED BY THE BONDS
10. TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AUTHORIZING ABATEMENT AND/OR THE FILING OF A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FOR NUISANCE VIOLATION AT 95 S. 300 E.
11. DEPARTMENT BUSINESS/WATER UPDATE
TOWN COUNCIL 6:00 p.m.
Public in attendance:
1. ROLL CALL. Roll call was answered by Mayor Christensen. In attendance were Councilmembers Jill Anderson and Hayven Dunn. Councilmembers Ken Blackburn and Jay Dee Nielson were excused. Tina Mitchell, Clerk, and Dusty Wilkinson, Maintenance Supervisor, were also in attendance.
2. OPENING REMARKS. Councilmember Dunn offered a prayer.
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. Councilmember Anderson led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.
4. APPOINTMENT/KODIE STANTON FLAG PROJECT UPDATE. Kodie Stanton was in attendance to discuss the veteran’s flag project. He explained that there are a total of 50 flags installed and that the actual cost was less than the anticipated $130 per flag and pole. Doug Wood noted that the total expenses for the project totaled $4,350 and $2,750 has been donated towards the project. Mr. Wood then discussed some ideas to generate more revenue. Mayor Christensen commended Kodie and his family, adding that he has heard many compliments on the project. Mayor Christensen suggested placing the donation box at the cemetery for Veterans Day. Tina Mitchell was asked to highlight Kodie and his family in the next Annagram.
5. APPOINTMENT/OFFICER MATT MCLEAN, COMMUNITY SAFETY. Officer McLean was unable to attend the meeting.
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES. The minutes from the June Town
Council meeting were presented for approval. Mayor Christensen suggested changing the wording to ‘Councilmember’ in future minutes, rather than ‘Councilman’. Councilmember Dunn made a motion to approve the minutes. Councilmember Anderson seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
7. APPROVAL OF WARRANT REGISTER. The warrant register was presented for approval. Tina Mitchell noted that she had forgot to place the payments to The Main Event and Adams Outdoor Adventures on the warrant register, both were paid on the 4th of July. The Main Event was $1,800 and Adams Outdoor Adventures (inflatables) was $200. Councilman Anderson made a motion to approve the warrant register as presented. Councilman Dunn seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
8. FUNDING UPDATE FOR STORM DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Mayor Christensen explained that he and Dusty Wilkinson had met with the CIB committee on Thursday, July 7th. They were awarded the additional funding needed for the project. The total funding package is now $1,789,000: $1,252,000 grant and $537,000 30 year @ 2.5% interest loan ($67,000 increase from original loan amount). The loan was authorized under the same terms as the original funding.
9. ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION CALLING A PUBLIC HEARING AND ESTABLISHING A TIME, DATE AND LOCATION FOR SAID PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE INPUT FROM THE PUBLIC WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF PARITY WATER REVENUE BONDS AND ANY POTENTIAL ECONOMIC IMPACT TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT TO BE FUNDED BY THE BONDS. The Town Council reviewed the resolution and Tina Mitchell explained that a public hearing will need to be held to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of the Parity Water Revenue Bonds and any potential impact to the private sector from the construction of the project. She noted that the public hearing must be published for two weeks in the Richfield Reaper. The Town Council agreed to hold the public hearing on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the Annabella Town Hall and to combine it will the regular Town Council meeting that is generally held the second Thursday of the month. Councilmember Anderson made a motion to adopt resolution 2016-06, setting a public hearing for Thursday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Dunn and the motion carried unanimously.
10. TOWN COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AUTHORIZING ABATEMENT AND/OR THE FILING OF A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FOR NUISANCE VIOLATION AT 95 S. 300 E. Charles Billingsley was in attendance to discuss the unsightly mobile home placed on property owned by Richard Clark. Mr. Billingsley explained the notices that had been given to Mr. Clark, as well as a plat map of the property (0.40 acres parcel # 3-113-9B). Mr. Billingsley stated that he had made contact with the Clarks and that Mr. Clark had said that he is trying to sell the mobile home, however; no action has been taken. It was also noted that Mr. Clark had been invited to attend the Town Council meeting to discuss this issue and was not in attendance. Mr. Billinglsey then asked if the Council would like to consider authorizing abatement and/or the filing of a criminal complaint for the nuisance violations. The Council agreed that they would like Mr. Billingsley to pursue the violation. It was also noted that the mobile home is not in compliance with the Land Use Ordinance requirement for a building permit.
Councilmember Dunn made a motion to proceed with the filing of a criminal complaint for the nuisance violation at 95. E 300 N. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Anderson and the motion carried unanimously. Mr. Billingsley stated that he will give Mr. Clark the opportunity to get rid of the mobile home, if no action is taken, a criminal complaint will be filed.
11. DEPARTMENT BUSINESS. Councilmember Anderson reported that the 4th of July celebration went well. The money brought in from the breakfast and lunch was just slightly under what was paid to the caterers. She noted that the limbs around the flagpole at the old Town Hall need to be trimmed.
Dusty Wilkinson gave a water update. He explained that spring #2 is plugged and losing water at an average of 50 gallons per minute, he hopes to have some help in getting it fixed within the week. He then explained how the system works and how the water is distributed. He cautioned that the pumps are being used for the primary drinking water and cannot be used for both irrigation and culinary water. He also cautioned that he is having a hard time keeping up with the demand on the water. Tina Mitchell was asked to send a letter out to the residents, informing them of the water situation and reminding them of the water restrictions in place. Dusty also noted that, with the way the irrigation system is currently set up, adding additional irrigation connections could make it very difficult to keep up with the demand. He added that a long term solution would be to drill another well, using water rights that Annabella already has. Mayor Christensen asked Dusty to check on the cost of having another well drilled.
The Town Council then discussed placing a moratorium on any new irrigation connections. The issue will be discussed during the August 4th Town Council meeting so that it can be voted on when all councilmembers are present.
12. ADJOURN. At 7:37 p.m. Councilmember Anderson made a motion that the meeting adjourn. Councilmember Dunn seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously.
Minutes of the Town Council meeting held Thursday, July 14, 2016 were approved this 4th day of August, 2016.
Brent Christensen, Mayor Tina Mitchell, Town Clerk