City Council Minutes 2-2-16 2016-11-01T09:54:49+00:00

TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
February 2, 2016

Members Present:
Diana Doutre
Lyle Holmgren
Jeff Reese
Bret Rohde
Lyle Vance
Roger Fridal, Mayor
Shawn Warnke, City Manager
Darlene S. Hess, Recorder

CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP

Mayor Fridal called the February 2, 2016 City Council Workshop to order at 6:00 p.m. The meeting was held in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Those in attendance were Mayor Fridal, Councilmembers Doutre, Holmgren, Reese, Rohde, and Vance, City Manager Shawn Warnke, and Recorder Darlene S. Hess. The following Department Heads were also present: Public Works Director Paul Fulgham, Librarian Kim Griffiths (arrived at 6:50 p.m.), Police Chief David Nance, and Treasurer Sharri Oyler. Also in attendance was Finance Director Curtis Roberts.

Mayor Fridal thanked everyone that came to the Workshop including Finance Director Roberts and Micah Capener.

1. Review of agenda items on the 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting:

The Council reviewed the February 2, 2016 Agenda with the following items being discussed in more detail:

Public Hearing – Harmony Heights Subdivision. Manager Warnke noted that Harmony Heights Subdivision was recorded before 2009 but the developer never installed the public improvements such as utility lines and streets. There are recorded lots that could be sold but there is no guarantee that improvements will be made. The subdivision is located across the road from the UDOT Road Shed on 1000 North. Director Fulgham stated that it belonged to the Corbett’s a long time ago but has since changed hands. It is located on the south side of 1000 North.

Councilmember Vance noted that he previously spoke about developing Harmony Heights Subdivision instead of pushing the water under the freeway. Manager Warnke noted that a representative from Harmony Heights Subdivision approached the City about marketing the property and they do not like the current layout. By vacating the subdivision, it will resolve the issue of having a recorded subdivision without any public improvements and it will also create a clean slate for the developer to re-plat a new subdivision in the future. The roads will be vacated if approved and go back to the original property owner.

Appointment to Planning Commission. Councilmember Rohde spoke with Val Bennett and Mr. Bennett is willing to serve on the Planning Commission. Mr. Bennett was invited to City Council tonight. Councilmember Reese commented that Mr. Bennett will be a good member of the Planning Commission.

Appointment to Library Board. Manager Warnke explained that with the appointment to the Library Board tonight, the Board will be fully staffed.

2014-2015 Financial Statements. Finance Director Roberts explained that the City must follow several new accounting standards. The auditors are mostly done with their procedures and the Audit will be finalized in a few weeks. A draft was provided stating the required three (3) opinions from the auditors. The draft shows clean opinions and that the auditors found no findings. Jones Simkins has not issued a letter to management at this time.

Finance Director Roberts stated that sales tax came in higher than projected during the 2014/2015 fiscal year, the City sold land, and the Water Fund suffered because of the dry weather a year ago. The City is in a good solid financial state. The Statement of Net Position shows the City’s assets minus liabilities. The assets include roads, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other items that cannot be sold. The Water Department assets are tracked so the City can generate a return to replace the assets. A fee is charged for using the assets so the City will have funds available to replace asset and equipment when necessary.

Major funds include the General Fund, RDA (Redevelopment Agency) #3, and the Fire/EMS. The General Fund is for basic operations and includes funds from tax revenue, licenses, and intergovernmental charges for services. The General Fund is Fund 10, RDA #3 is Fund 72 and 73, and Fire/EMS is Fund 28. The Non-major funds are combined and include Parks & Recreation, Food Pantry, RDA #2, and two Capital Projects Funds.

RDA #3 is set aside for future low income housing projects per RDA agreements. The Fire/EMS department functioned at a profit this year which is unusual;it is wonderful news. There are a lot of write-offs in Fire/EMS from insurance for Medicaid or Medicare. Manager Warnke remarked that the monthly Financial Statements for Fund 28 will list the write-offs. Finance Director Roberts noted that the City wrote-off about 40% last fiscal year in Fire/EMS with a large portion coming from Medicaid and Medicare. Councilmember Rohde commented that 40% is not too bad.

Councilmember Vance asked how the fund balance for Fire/EMS was determined. Finance Director Curtis explained it was figured by taking the approximate $150K cash, a little over $300K in receivables, plus $11K due from other governments for a total of $485K then subtracting the accounts payable. It was noted that cash receivables are hard to collect. Councilmember Vance asked if the new ambulance the City will be purchasing will come from this fund. It was confirmed that the funds will come from the Fire/EMS fund.

The Major funds in Proprietary Funds include the Water Fund and the Treatment Plant Fund or Fund 51, 52, and 47. The Sewer and Storm Drain are Non-major funds. The operating income is figured by taking the ongoing operating revenue minus the ongoing operating expenses. The Water Department and Treatment Plant Funds are generating about a 2% rate of return which is low. Finance Director Roberts would like to see a 7-8% rate of return. The rate of return is better than the year before but the rate of return needs to be high to recover the cost of assets and regulatory costs.

Councilmember Vance wondered if funds can be moved from the General Fund to the business side. Finance Director Roberts noted it can be done but it is a bad business practice as it is using tax dollars to subsidize operation of a utility. Councilmember Holmgren asked how the budget would change if Garland goes off the Treatment Plant. Finance Director Roberts said that Garland currently pays $12-15K a month for the Treatment Plant which would come off operating revenues. Operating expenses would not decrease much.

It was noted that the Vactor truck for Public Works will be purchased out of reserves with cash and the depreciation will come from the Treatment Plant Fund. The Sewer and Storm Drain Fund are healthy and look good. The Net Pension Liability is a new accounting standard that forced governmental entities to evaluate the pension plan offered. Tremonton participates with Utah Retirement System (URS). URS had to analyze all the pensions they handle and project out to the life of everyone currently with URS and see if they have enough assets to pay off all the benefits they have authorized. Many systems through the United States found they were only 60-70% funded while Utah is closer to 90% funded. Governmental entities are now required to book a liability for the large estimated amount of the unfunded liability which affects the Financial Statements. The City is in great financial condition now. The Council has done a great job and there has been progress made so the need to borrow is minimized.

The City has a pledged sales tax revenues for a UTOPIA (Utah Telecommunication Open Infrastructure Agency) bond of $340-$350K a year which increases by 2% each year. The operational expense (OpEx) payouts have been slowing down as UTOPIA has made progress towards breaking even. Manager Warnke noted that the RDA #3 has an agreement between Tremonton City RDA and Tremonton City in which the RDA will reimburse the City $75K annually but that revenue stream will end this year with the termination of the Freeway Interchange Project Area and the elimination of the RDA’s receipt of tax increment from this project area. Manager Warnke stated there are 400 total residential users with UTOPIA now which is the highest it has been and there are more subdivisions that are being connected. UTOPIA attributes the growth to the City and Council’s advocacy of UTOPIA.

Finance Director Roberts noted that the required audit opinions are final for the audit but Jones Simkins still needs to finalize the management letter. Manager Warnke told the Council that Jones Simkins suggested the Council adopt the draft as the numbers should not change. The City is a little behind in getting the audit submitted. The audit costs the City about $18K annually. Finance Director Roberts explained that city staff compiles a book for the auditors to help streamline the process which saves the City money on the audit. The City has gone out to bid for the audit before. City staff does everything possible to help keep the expense down.

Councilmember Holmgren noted that item 8b will be removed from the agenda as Jones Simkins will not be here to present the final Audit.

Ordinance No. 16-05. Manager Warnke mentioned that a representative for the Harmony Heights Subdivision is in attendance tonight and the Council may want to acknowledge him so he can speak.

Tremonton City Logo. Mayor Fridal stated that the logo is how the rest of the world perceives the City and shows what is unique to the City. It should describe the personality of the City. Councilmember Rohde said that a logo identifies who you are and people associate it with you. Mayor Fridal said that the City logos he found online had sharp lines, colors, and contrast. A logo should catch your eye and make you want to take another look. It should tell you about the City. The City has not invested a lot of money in the creation of the revised logo at this point. Mayor Fridal suggested that the City invest money in creating a logo that will tell people what Tremonton has to offer.

Councilmember Rohde asked why the Council never voted on the revised logo. Director Fulgham stated that every department used their own design for their departments in the past. When the revised logo was presented, the department heads assumed it was approved and would unify everyone under the same logo. Products have been purchased with the revised logo. Councilmember Holmgren noted there was a period when the City considered branding and it was decided instead to revise its logo. The revised logo was presented to the Council before proceeding last year. The revised logo is a modern version of an older seal.

2. Economic Development Discussion – Mayor Roger Fridal

This item was not discussed due to time restraints.

3. Discussion on the City’s expanding the use of credit cards as a form of payment for citizen’s purchases of City services, etc.

This item was not discussed due to time restraints.

The meeting adjourned at 6:57 p.m. by consensus of the Council.

 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor Fridal called the February 2, 2016 City Council Meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The meeting was held in the Tremonton City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Those in attendance were Mayor Fridal, Councilmembers Doutre, Holmgren, Reese, Rohde, and Vance, City Manager Shawn Warnke, and Recorder Darlene S. Hess. The following Department Heads were also present: Public Works Director Paul Fulgham, Librarian Kim Griffiths, Police Chief David Nance, and Treasurer Sharri Oyler. Also in attendance was Finance Director Curtis Roberts.

1. Opening Ceremony:

Mayor Fridal informed the audience that he received a request to participate in the Opening Ceremony by Councilmembers Reese and Doutre. He asked anyone who may be offended by listening to a prayer to step out into the lobby for this portion of the meeting. The prayer was offered by Councilmember Reese and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Doutre.

2. Introduction of guests:

Mayor Fridal welcomed Finance Director Roberts, Librarian Griffiths, and potential Planning Commission member Val Bennett.

3. Approval of Agenda:

Mayor Fridal asked if there were any changes or corrections to the Agenda. No comments were made.

Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to approve the agenda of February 2, 2016 with the exception of item 8b being removed. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

4. Approval of minutes – January 19, 2016:

Mayor Fridal asked if there were any changes to the minutes. There were no comments.

Motion by Councilmember Doutre to approve the minutes of January 19, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

5. Public comments: Comments limited to three minutes:

There were no public comments.

6. Public Hearing:

Mayor Fridal called a Public Hearing to order at 7:06 p.m. to consider vacating the Harmony Heights Subdivision Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3. There were 19 people in attendance.

a. To consider vacating the Harmony Heights Subdivision Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 which is located at approximately 3760 West 1000 North. The proposed vacation of the Harmony Heights Subdivision Phases 1, 2 and 3 includes but is not limited to all platted lots, all public roads, public easements and public right-of-ways as recorded in the office of the Box Elder County Recorder’s Office.

Manager Warnke pointed out that Jeff and Chaz Bernson are in attendance representing the property owner. Manager Warnke thanked Jeff Bernson for driving up for City Council.

Jeff Bernson commented that he will get used to the drive as his son will be living in Tremonton. Mr. Bernson represents the land owner and noted they are looking at a different use for the property. The property is currently under contract to be sold. As part of the agreement, the buyer required the subdivision be vacated as the sellers use will be different than what the subdivision currently lends itself to. The subdivision plat was not very serviceable and a little busy. After the subdivision is vacated, they will return and present a revised plan to the Planning Commission and City Council showing two to three (2-3) different users on the property. It is hoped that they will bring businesses to the City and create jobs.

Councilmember Holmgren asked what it will be zoned. Mr. Bernson remarked that it will remain zoned as a commercial zone. Mr. Bernson thanked the Council. Mayor Fridal thanked Mr. Bernson for attending.

Manager Warnke stated it is raw ground and there have not been any public improvements. If the Ordinance is approved, the subdivision will be vacated.

Mayor Fridal closed the Public Hearing at 7:09 p.m.

7. Appointments:

a. Discussion and consideration of the appointment of a Planning Commission member – Councilmember Bret Rohde

Councilmember Rohde presented the name of Val Bennett to the Council to serve on the Planning Commission. Mr. Bennett is in attendance this evening and has consented to serve.

Motion by Councilmember Reese to approve Val Bennett to be a member of the Planning Commission. Motion seconded by Councilmember Doutre. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved. Mayor Fridal thanked Val Bennett for accepting the offer to serve on the Planning Commission. Councilmember Rohde told Mr. Bennett that his name will be added to the email distribution list and thanked him.

b. Discussion and consideration of the appointment of a Tremonton City Library Board of Trustees member – Kim Griffith

Librarian Griffiths submitted the name of Nancy Bills to be on the Library Board. Ms. Bills will fill the final opening.

Motion by Councilmember Doutre to approve the appointment of Nancy Bills to the Library Board. Motion seconded by Councilmember Holmgren. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

8. Presentations

a. 2014-2015 Financial Statements – Curtis Roberts, Finance Director

Finance Director Roberts stated there was considerable time spent in the Workshop discussing the 2014-2015 Financial Statements. The auditors have completed the procedures and are wrapping it up. The opinions they issued are clean opinions and there are no problems with internal controls or compliance. The financial numbers presented have been verified by them. The City functioned well during the 2014-2015 fiscal year and set aside money for future capital projects while still providing for ongoing maintenance. The City is in great financial shape. There are large expenditures coming up and the Council and City staff will need to prioritize capital projects. The Fire/EMS had a banner year and did a great job managing funds. The RDA functions as planned and has money for a low income housing project.

There is a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into the City. Treasurer Oyler spends a large amount of time on revenue collection and Recorder Hess does a fantastic job with her staff. Items are properly recorded in the correct GL accounts. City staff complies with procedures and does a remarkable job. They can adapt when changes need to be made.

Councilmember Vance suggested the Council review capital expenditures and the RDA in a future Workshop. Mayor Fridal thanked Finance Director Roberts.

b. 2014-2015 Audit Financial Statements– Jones Simpkins LLC

This item was removed from the agenda.

9. Years of Service Awards – Mayor Roger Fridal

a. Ten Years of Service – Janet Firth

Mayor Fridal presented Janet Firth with a ten (10) year service award. Ms. Firth works as a crossing guard at North Park. Mayor Fridal thanked Ms. Firth for her service.

b. Fifteen Years of Service – Lynn Green

Mayor Fridal noted that Lynn Green has been with the City for fifteen (15) years and appreciates the service rendered. Mr. Green was not in attendance.

10. New Council Business:

a. Discussion and consideration of approving the December Warrant Register

Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to approve the December 2015 Warrant Register. Motion seconded by Councilmember Doutre. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

b. Discussion and consideration of approving the December Financial Statement

Motion by Councilmember Rohde to approve the December 2015 Financial Statement. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

c. Discussion and consideration of accepting the 2014-2015 Audited Financial Statements

Motion by Councilmember Reese to accept the 2014-2015 Audit Financial Statement. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

d. Discussion and consideration of adopting Ordinance No. 16-05 vacating the Harmony Heights Subdivision Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3

Motion by Councilmember Vance to adopt Ordinance No. 16-05 vacating Harmony Heights Subdivision Phases 1, 2, and 3. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rohde. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Vance – aye, Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Holmgren – aye. Motion approved.

e. Discussion and consideration of adopting Resolution No. 16-07 adopting a revised Tremonton City logo

Mayor Fridal noted that Resolution No. 16-07 will adopt the revised Tremonton City logo in blue. He does not like the logo but noted the decision is up the Council. Councilmember Vance wondered what the cost would be to the City if the revised logo were to be changed.

Manager Warnke remarked that the City has not invested a lot of money into the revised logo. The City received a grant from EDC Utah and used those funds along with $500 from the City to create the revised logo. The revised logo has been applied to a few items but the City can consume the supplies then apply the changes the Council chooses. Manager Warnke is not sure that logos in the past were ever officially adopted. Councilmember Holmgren remembers when the last logo came into effect and noted it was never adopted.

Mayor Fridal would like to see more color in the logo. Councilmember Holmgren stated there were several different options in color for the revised logo but it was narrowed down to the blue logo because the wheat would not show up well if it was gold. Councilmember Holmgren stated that he recently saw on social media that the mountains to the east of Tremonton are well known and liked. When looking down Main Street you have a great view of the mountains. It was suggested that Mayor Fridal may like the logo if it had a crisper look. It would be a lot of work to start over in the logo process remarked Councilmember Holmgren. There has been a lot of time invested in the revised logo. There were several different options and designs that were reviewed when looking for a new logo and it was decided that a simple was best. Some very famous icons are very simple.

A previous City logo had cattle, sheep, tractor, and a rocket but all of that will be gone one day; however, the agriculture and mountains are solid and will here long after we are gone. Councilmember Holmgren does not want to see the Council start over on a new logo but would rather see the revised logo modified. Councilmember Rohde would like to address the inside of the logo. Councilmember Holmgren noted the hardest part was to find something that would work in the middle. Councilmember Rohde wondered if the mountains could have color. Councilmember Holmgren noted that the mountains could have a more majestic look and sharper lines with more color.

Director Fulgham used the color that looked best on his clothing when having the logo stitched. The revised logo is not busy and is easy to read Tremonton; whereas, the previous logo was hard to read. Mayor Fridal said the basic design of the revised logo is fine but he would like to see some pizazz.

Motion by Councilmember Rohde to table this item and come back with some other ideas for the middle of the logo with color. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Vance – aye, Councilmember Doutre – nay, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Holmgren – nay. Motion approved. Councilmember Holmgren thinks the current revised logo can be modified and changed a little and be agreeable. Councilmember Vance agreed.

11. Comments:

a. Administration/City Manager Advice and Consent.

1) The continuation of any discussion listed on the agenda in the City Council6:00 p.m. work session

Manager Warnke noted the City currently accepts credit cards for utilities, sports, and the Justice Court but not for building permits. Anyone paying with a credit card is charged an additional 3%. The City does not accept credit for payment on business licenses, planning and zoning fees, and smaller items like library fines and concessions. There are essentially three (3) merchant accounts where the payments go and then reconciled. If the City accepts credit for payment on building permits, the 3% would be a larger amount because building permits are a higher amount.

Treasurer Oyler and Recorder Hess do the work associated with the credit card payments, but Manager Warnke expressed that administratively the process has been perfected. There is always a little challenge with the cut-off periods and tracking.

Councilmember Vance asked if the City has collection problems when credit card payments are not accepted. Treasurer Oyler noted the City has not had that problem. Councilmember Vance said the main reason to accept credit for payment is when there is a collection problem. Director Fulgham noted there are usually 30-40 homes on the water shut-off list each month because of non-payment. Manager Warnke noted that credit card payments are currently accepted for utility payments and the justice court.

Another item the City collects payments for is animal licenses which the City does not currently accept credit for payment. Councilmember Doutre asserted that library fines are generally so small it would not make sense to accept credit for payment for them or for items at the concession stands. Councilmember Vance wondered if the City can legally charge the 3%. Manager Warnke said the City can charge the 3% and believed Visa changed the regulations. It can be looked at a little more and City staff can discuss later.

Councilmember Rohde reported that he does not use checks very much. It is so much easier to use an on-line payment system or pay with a credit card. He would love to use his credit card to pay his business license. He is in favor of anything that can simplify the payment process and make it easier. Councilmember Vance said that if the City does not have to pay 3% for credit card payments, then the City should accept credit card payments for everything. Manager Warnke answered that the City does pay 3% to accept credit card payments but the 3% is then passed on to the customer. Mayor Fridal commented that if the customers are aware of the 3% and have no objection, credit card payments should be allowed for all services. Treasurer Oyler mentioned there is a sign stating that 3% will be charged when using a credit card and everyone is told that when they call in or bring a credit card for payment.

Councilmember Rohde spoke of a concern Recorder Hess shared with him. Business licenses must go through an approval process before payment is entered in the system. The credit card number could be saved until approval and then ran. Another approach would be that business owners applying for a business license for the first time are required to pay with cash or check but then be allowed to renew with a credit card every year thereafter if desired. Recorder Hess noted they have discussed keeping the credit card number on file until approved but she would prefer not to keep the credit card number on file to help protect citizen’s information. Councilmember Rohde commented that all businesses use credit cards now. It is the way things are done.

Manager Warnke remarked that the City also accepts credit card payments for ambulance charges. Councilmember Reese said the City should accept credit cards as it is not costing the City to offer the service. Manager Warnke noted that the biggest issue with accepting credit cards is the amount of work relative to reconciling and balancing everything. When Finance Director Roberts spoke with Manager Warnke previously it was discussed that City staff not take the time to reconcile everything if credit cards are accepted for everything. It would be understood that the City would write-off a little one way or the other to help reconcile instead of taking the time of City Staff to reconcile to the penny each month.

Councilmember Vance asked if the City has three (3) different merchant machines to keep the payments straight. Manager Warnke explained the City currently has three (3) or four (4) different merchant accounts. The City is under the State contract so the City does not have to pay a lot of fees for having the different merchant accounts; however, there are fees associated with processing and fees to Visa and the credit card companies. Councilmember Vance said there can be categories assigned to merchant machines so there is not a problem reconciling. Manager Warnke noted that the credit card statement still needs to be reconciled with the Visa statement and there is a little variation between when the credit cards are processed and when they are posted.

Manager Warnke felt that it would not need to go on the agenda. He can move that direction if the Council supports the decision to move forward. City staff could start implementing the acceptance of credit cards with the easiest service first. Councilmember Rohde would like to see the process more user friendly for citizens. The Council gave Manager Warnke approval to move forward with implementing credit card payments for more services.

Mayor Fridal noted there was not time to discuss economic development tonight. Economic Development is important to the City and will be discussed next City Council meeting.

b. Council Reports:

Councilmember Holmgren noted that the City is working on economic development projects.

Councilmember Rohde thanked City staff including Treasurer Oyler and Recorder Hess for doing a great job with the finances this year and noted it is a lot of hard work. He received comments about the great job the City did on snow removal after the last storm. Director Fulgham commented that the procedure has not changed and noted there were a couple mailboxes that were replaced by the City because of damage from the snow plows. Councilmember Rohde reported that he attended the last Garland City Council with Councilmember Holmgren and told them Tremonton City Council support them on whatever decision they make regarding the sewer system. The future wastewater treatment rates were reported to Garland City Council. Councilmember Rohde also presented an idea for sharing the justice court to Garland City Council. Councilmember Rohde thanked Councilmember Holmgren for attending with him. Garland City Council was told that Tremonton City Council would like to work closely with them in the future as a neighboring city and Garland reciprocated the feelings. It was a very positive meeting. Councilmember Rohde reported to Garland City Council that citizens of Tremonton are not happy with the location Garland City is looking at for their proposed sewer plant.

Councilmember Vance reported that he also received several compliments on snow removal after the last snow storm. He received a lot of complaints regarding snow removal during previous storms.

Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to move into Closed Session. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rohde. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Vance – aye, Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Holmgren – aye. Motion approved.

The Council moved into closed session at 7:47 p.m.

12. CLOSED SESSION:

a. Strategy session to discuss the purchase of real property when public discussion of the transaction would disclose the appraisal or estimated value of the property under consideration or prevent the public body from completing the transaction on the best possible terms

b. Session to discuss the mental health, character, and competence of an individual

No ordinances or resolutions were approved during the closed session.

Motion by Councilmember Reese to return to Open Session. Motion seconded by Councilmember Doutre. Motion approved by consensus of the Council.

13. Adjournment.

Motion by Councilmember Reese to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rohde. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

The meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

The undersigned duly acting and appointed Recorder for Tremonton City Corporation hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes for the City Council Meeting held on the above referenced date. Minutes were prepared by Cynthia Nelson.

Dated this day of , 2016.
Darlene S. Hess, Recorder