TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
December 12, 2016
Roger Fridal, Mayor
Shawn Warnke, City Manager
Linsey Nessen, City Recorder
There was no City Council Workshop.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Mayor Fridal called the December 12, 2016 City Council Meeting to order at 10:01 a.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: Public Works Director Paul Fulgham, and Treasurer Sharri Oyler. Also in attendance was City Engineer Chris Breinholt.
1. Introduction of guests
Mayor Fridal welcomed all in attendance including City Engineer Chris Breinholt.
A prayer was offered by Councilmember Vance and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Reese.
2. Approval of Agenda:
Motion by Councilmember Reese to approve the agenda of December 12, 2016. Motion seconded by Councilmember Holmgren. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.
3. Discussion and consideration of approving Resolution No. 16-62 granting a Right-of-Way and Easement to Questar Gas Company for a gas line to service a natural gas generator for a UTOPIA Fiber Hut located at Meadow Park in close proximity to the intersection of 750 South 700 West
Director Fulgham explained UTOPIA currently has a building in that location but would like to install a back-up generator that runs off natural gas. An easement is required to bring the gas line to the building. Manager Warnke spoke about potential fencing. The Council decided a fence would be good.
Motion by Councilmember Holmgren to approve Resolution No. 16-62 and grant this right-of-way for Questar to put this gas line in and also give the City authorization to put a safety fence around this facility. Motion seconded by Councilmember Vance. Roll Call Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.
4. Presentation, discussion, and questions regarding planning, designing and implementing a pressurized secondary water system – Paul Fulgham, Public Works Director and Chris Breinholt, City Engineer
The City currently has secondary water systems on the central canal and the west of the City. Director Fulgham and Engineer Breinholt showed the Council options for implementing secondary water in modules. The City could look at having an open reservoir on the hill later. It was noted that Post Consumer Brands and Bear River Valley Hospital are both big culinary water users for outdoor watering. It would not be hard to move them to a secondary water system as they are close to the current one.
The City currently has 136 water shares with 40 in reserve. The City will need to acquire more water shares to implement more secondary water. It was noted the City can exact water shares. Councilmember Holmgren and Mayor Fridal commented that land owners should be compensated for water rights.
Engineer Breinholt and Director Fulgham recommended starting the expansion with an area to the northwest of McKinley Elementary. They could also expand River Valley by 2300 West that is behind McDonald’s. The majority of the lines will be six inches (6”) with some 10 inch (10”) lines for transmission. The lines will be three feet (3’) deep with service laterals going across at twelve to eighteen inches (12-18”) deep.
Manager Warnke stated there are two (2) ways to pay for a secondary water system. The first is with existing development but the City would still need to find water. The second is exaction from development in the future.
Councilmember Rohde would like the secondary water study broken into modules with estimated costs for each module. Councilmember Vance suggested the Council get the total amount for a citywide secondary water system and present it to the public to see if they would approve a bond. If they decide not to accept, the Council could see about expanding sections that would help the most. Director Fulgham noted the study will also show the estimated water shares for each section. Manager Warnke noted a bond would be a revenue bond in the Enterprise Fund and would not go before the public for approval. State Code also allows the Council to increase property tax to fund the secondary water system. It would require public hearings but not a vote.
Councilmember Doutre wondered if the City could do a small section and not have to bond or raise taxes. Director Fulgham noted there is State or private funds available. There is also Federal and State SRF (State Revolving Fund). If there is any metal, the Federal government requires buying American parts.
Motion by Councilmember Rohde that Paul move forward with this project. Motion seconded by Councilmember Holmgren. There was clarification that this motion will give Engineer Breinholt direction to move forward with the secondary water study and have it broken down into modules with a total for each. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved. Engineer Breinholt said he thinks the study will be done in January.
Motion by Councilmember Reese to move into Closed Session. Motion seconded simultaneously by Councilmembers Rohde and Doutre. 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 10:47 a.m.
5. 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 strategy sessions to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation
Motion by Councilmember Rohde to return to Open Session. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Motion approved by consensus of the Council.
The Council returned to open session at 11:01 a.m.
Motion by Councilmember Rohde to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by Councilmember Reese. Vote: Councilmember Doutre – aye, Councilmember Holmgren – aye, Councilmember Reese – aye, Councilmember Rohde – aye, and Councilmember Vance – aye. Motion approved.
The meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.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 3rd day of January, 2017.
Linsey Nessen, City Recorder