Tremonton City Council Minutes 1-17-172017-02-09T10:30:33+00:00

TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
CITY COUNCIL MEETING

January 17, 2017

Members Present:
Diana Doutre
Lyle Holmgren
Jeff Reese
Bret Rohde
Lyle Vance
Roger Fridal, Mayor
Shawn Warnke, City Manager
Linsey Nessen, City Recorder

CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP

Mayor Fridal called the January 17, 2017 City Council Workshop to order at 6:01 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 City Recorder Linsey Nessen. The following Department Heads were also present: Parks and Recreation Director Marc Christensen, Public Works Director Paul Fulgham, Police Chief David Nance, and Treasurer Sharri Oyler (arrived at 6:03 p.m.). Also in attendance were: Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Hess (arrived at 6:06 p.m.), Code Enforcement Officer Greg Horspool (arrived at 6:43 p.m.), and Officer Skyler Gailey (arrived at 6:49 p.m.).

The following items were discussed out of order.

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

The Council reviewed the January 17, 2017 Agenda with the following items being discussed in more detail:

Ord. No. 17-01 Mobile Food Vendor. Director Christensen proposed changes relative to Special Event Mobile Food Vendors. The vendors would still need to comply with Bear River Health Department requirements and be licensed with the State. They would also need to provide a temporary sales tax number. This change would provide two different classifications for mobile food vendors.

Res. No. 17-01 Wastewater Planning Report. Director Fulgham stated the numbers can change if Garland City stops using Tremonton City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). It would change how some upgrades are implemented and free up capacity. The City would have more time before some of the changes are necessary. It looks like Garland will be moving from the City’s WWTP but some necessary permits have not been issued yet. Garland made some improvements and reduced their flow.

Traffic Master Plan. Manager Warnke noted the City received money from the Preservation Corridor Fund for a Transportation Master Plan. He presented a Request for Proposals (RFP) that shows alignment and projections to ensure roads are sized correctly. It is estimated to cost $25K. It will go to the Land Use Authority Board (LUAB) for review and selection. The approval of the contract can go through the LUAB or the Council.

There are two scopes in the RFP. The first relates to vehicles and is completely covered under the Preservation Corridor Fund. The second includes more active transportation (non-motorized) that would not be covered. The cost will not be known until it goes out for bid.

Surplus of T44. Chief Nance stated T44 was replaced but kept for a spare for part time employees. It has a broken windshield and lifters and he does not want to invest more money to have it fixed.

Ord. No. 17-02 Amend Title 14. Manager Warnke noted this would amend Title 14 of the Revised Ordinances and relates to utilities. The changes cleaned up the Title and made it current. Problems that come up regarding utility billings will be handled administratively. If they want to appeal the administrative decision, it can be appealed through the Mayor. Manager Warnke will look into a document showing the proposed changes to Title 14. The franchise agreements have been taken out of this section. There will be a new Title to include all the franchise agreements.

Councilmember Reese asked Chief Nance if the Police Department is ticketing cars parked on the road during snowy weather. Chief Nance noted several cars have been towed. The Ordinance states cars must not be parked on the road during snow removal. The officers have issued several tickets. Councilmember Reese thanked Director Fulgham for the snow removal and noted it is a thankless job. Director Fulgham said the Public Works crew worked hard. Councilmember Reese thanked Director Fulgham. The Council told Director Fulgham they appreciate the information he sent them concerning broken pipes and why it delayed some of the snow removal. The Council would like an Ordinance stating there is no parking on streets during winter months.

2. Training on the Emergency Management Incident Command System – Jim Hess, Tremonton City Emergency Manager

Emergency Management Coordinator Hess spoke about the National Incident Management System (NIMS). It is a set of principles and guidelines to assist all communities and is a changing document. It also provides standardization. The City has taken steps to be prepared. The public information that goes out must be controlled to ensure it is correct. There should be ongoing maintenance and training to test plans. This is a continual process that evolves as things are assessed. Coordinator Hess stated Mayor Fridal asked him to challenge those in attendance to take the IS 100 and 200 classes or take a refresher if they took the training in the past. There will be trainings coming in February and March with the Department Heads to role play and see how things work and to gain experience. In April there will be an EOS (Emergency Operation System) exercise to check communication with the County and other communities. Councilmember Reese said he appreciates the notifications Coordinator Hess sends regarding potential floods, etc. so the Council is informed and prepared. Mayor Fridal thanked Coordinator Hess for his presentation.

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

The Council moved into closed session at 6:32 p.m.

3. 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. Strategy session to discuss the character, professional competence or physical or mental health of an individual
c. Strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation
d. Discussing information provided to the public body for the procurement process

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

The Council returned to open session at 6:43 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m. by consensus of the Council.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Mayor Fridal called the January 17, 2017 City Council Meeting to order at 7:06 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 City Recorder Linsey Nessen. The following Department Heads were also present: Parks and Recreation Director Marc Christensen, Public Works Director Paul Fulgham, Police Chief David Nance, and Treasurer Sharri Oyler. Also in attendance were: Code Enforcement Officer Greg Horspool, and Officer Skyler Gailey.

1. Opening Ceremony:

Mayor Fridal informed the audience that he had received no written or oral request to participate in the Opening Ceremony. 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 Rohde and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Recorder Nessen.

2. Introduction of guests:

Mayor Fridal welcomed Kevin Christensen (BRHD) and some members of the Tremonton Youth City Council.

3. Approval of Agenda:

Motion by Councilmember Doutre to approve the agenda but table item 9g. Motion seconded by Councilmember Holmgren. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

4. Approval of minutes – January 3, 2017:

Motion by Councilmember Reese to approve the minutes of January 3, 2017. 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. Youth City Council Oath of Office

Recorder Nessen administered the Oath of Office to Jaderee Eakle. Jacob Christensen commented the Youth City Council (YCC) tries to meet once a month as well as doing other activities and things they have planned. Mayor Fridal thanked the YCC for their participation. Amy Francom, the YCC leader, noted they will be attending the YCC Conference in Logan. Councilmember Doutre said the YCC day in Salt Lake City for the legislature is good and encouraged them to attend some time.

7. Employee Years of Service Award

a. Greg Horspool, Code Enforcement Officer – 10 Years

Mayor Fridal thanked Code Enforcement Officer Horspool for his ten (10) years of service.

8. Presentations and Discussions

a. Report on Tremonton City Police Department’s K-9 program – Police Department

Chief Nance introduced K-9 Officer Gailey and his dog Oskar. Oskar is a Belgian Malinois and is twenty (20) months old. He has been certified in narcotics training and has a lot of energy and drive. Officer Gailey and Oskar gave a demonstration to the Council of his ability to find drugs. Oskar is certified to find meth, heroine, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Chief Nance noted the dog must be trained four (4) hours a week and they must recertify annually with the State. Oskar will attend patrol school in May and learn aggression training to pursue individuals that need to be detained. Officer Gailey noted Oskar will also be certified in tracking to aid with runaways or kidnappings. Oskar has already done well with tracking exercises. They will start working with him on obedience soon. Chief Nance stated Officer Gailey’s truck has been outfitted with a kennel for Oskar. Officer Gailey noted they are working on getting a vest for him through a grant. Chief Nance thanked the Council for their interest in letting them get Oskar. He has worked well and is very excited to chase down drugs. A Malinois can work for 10-15 years while Labs and German Shepherds usually only work seven (7) years.

b. Attendance numbers for Christmas light display at the Civic Center Commons – Marc Christensen

Director Christensen noted Chief Nance put a camera on the Christmas Light Display so we could get a number of how many people attended. They monitored from November 29 – January 1 and Director Christensen counted 1,978 cars during that time. If there are 3-4 people per car, it amounts to approximately 6,800 people. Weekdays had fewer vehicles while Friday and Saturday had more. There were 100 cars the day of the Holiday Extravaganza, 102 the Saturday before Christmas, 133 on Christmas Eve, and 33 on Christmas day. Val Bennett helped this year and will again next year. New items have already been purchased to add to the display next year.

9. New Council Business:

a. December Warrant Register

Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to accept the December 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 adopting Ordinance No. 17-01 amending the Tremonton City Revised Ordinances Title 9 Licensing, Control, and Regulations for Businesses and Construction amending Regulations for Mobile Food Vendors

Motion by Councilmember Reese to adopt Ordinance No. 17-01. Motion seconded by Councilmember Rohde. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

c. Discussion and consideration of approving Resolution No. 17-01 approving an Independent Health Insurance Broker to provide services for Tremonton City Employee Benefits

Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to approve Resolution No. 17-01. Motion seconded by Councilmember Doutre. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

d. Discussion and consideration of approving Resolution No. 17-02 approving the Wastewater Planning Program Report for 2016

Motion by Councilmember Vance to approve Resolution No. 17-02. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Councilmember Holmgren explained to the YCC there was a Work Session before City Council and the agenda items were discussed in detail then. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

e. Discussion and consideration of soliciting Request for Proposals for creating a Tremonton City Transportation Plan

Motion by Councilmember Reese to request the proposal for this item. Motion seconded by Councilmember Doutre. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

f. Discussion and consideration to surplus Patrol Car T44 – a 2011 Dodge Charger (VIN # 2B3CL1CT6BH589037 mileage 90,588)

Chief Nance noted this vehicle was replaced last July but was kept for use by part time employees. It has a cracked windshield plus the lifters and camshaft need to be repaired. It is not worth putting more money in this vehicle. It will be listed online and sold.

Motion by Councilmember Doutre to surplus Patrol Car T44. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.

g. Discussion and consideration of adopting Ordinance No. 17-02 amending Title 14 Utilities of the Revised Ordinance of Tremonton City Corporation

This item was tabled with the motion to approve the agenda in item 3.

10. Reports & Comments

a. City Manager Reports and Comments

No reports or comments.

b. City Department Head Reports and Comments

1. Police Officers administering drug to resuscitate individuals that overdose on opiates – David Nance, Police Chief

Chief Nance said Utah has a high rate of overdose from opiates, including heroine and OxyContin. They are pushing to get NARCAN out to first responders. It is a narcotic antagonist and gets the opioid drug off the receptor sites on the brain. Opioids stop the person’s ability to breathe by repressing their respiratory system. The Health Department received a grant to get NARCAN to police departments and have offered training. It has been in the City the past month and the officers have been trained. It is a nasal mist.

Chief Nance noted they used NARCAN twenty (20) years ago when he was an EMT. It was administered with sugar to individuals that were unconscious for an unknown reason. It will not hurt someone that receives it and did not need it. The side affects are very rare. It can also be used on officers that are exposed to opiates during the line of duty. Once the officers use NARCAN, the ambulance will transport the individual. The drug will be billed to the individual and that money will be used to replace the NARCAN. Tremonton has not had to use the NARCAN yet. Brigham City has had 2 or 3 overdose deaths in the last few months with opioids.

c. Council Reports and Comments

1. Discussion of participation in the Utah League of Cities and Towns spring conference

The conference will be held April 5-7, 2017 in St. George. Mayor Fridal and Councilmembers Doutre, Holmgren, Rohde, and Vance would like to attend.

Councilmember Holmgren thanked city crew for their work on snow removal. They do their job and do the best they can. They do a great job and the Council appreciates all they do.

There was no closed session at this time.

11. 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

12. Adjournment.

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

The meeting adjourned at 7:44 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 Deputy Recorder Cynthia Nelson.

Dated this 8th day of February, 2017.
Linsey Nessen, City Recorder