DANIEL TOWN COUNCIL MINUTES
MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016 AT 6:00 PM
WASATCH COUNTY SERVICES BUILDING, ROOM 126
55 SOUTH 500 EAST, HEBER CITY, UT
Quorum present: Council members Glodowski, Bunker, and Bateman were present when Mayor Turner called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM. Council member Blotter was absent. Also present were Treasurer Sherri Price, and Lynne Shindurling to record the minutes.
Members of the public in attendance were: Bridger Wile, Kim Norris, and Shelly Bunker.
1) PUBLIC COMMENT CONCERNING ANY ISSUE NOT ON THE AGENDA
There were no comments made.
Next item 8 was taken out of order.
8) DANIEL MUNICIPAL WATER ISSUES AS NEEDED
Kim Norris asked what is Daniel Town’s policy on supplying meters. He is of the understanding a residential ¾” meter is provided by the Town for a residential hookup. A commercial use, anything above the ¾” size, must be provided by the entity requesting hookup, in the case in question the new Daniel Elementary School. The Mayor confirmed his understanding, as well as Council member Bunker.
Mr. Norris also mentioned a property on the northwest corner of the intersection of 3000 South and Ranch Drive has had a second water meter installed. The setter and can will remain with no working meter for the time being.
Council member Bunker explained the school will have both a 4” and a 2” meter, as well as an 8” valve on the back side of the school for fire flow only which is not metered.
Next item 9 was taken out of order.
9) STORM HAVEN WATER MATTERS AS NECESSARY
Mr. Norris expressed his concern for the overuse of water on the Storm Haven system when meter reads were done for July usage. He explained an average of 8-10 homes was 60 to 70,000 gallons of water for the month, with one customer using 80,000 and another 120,000 gallons. His concern centers around stress on the pump for the system. Council member Bateman stated only four homes have secondary water and all others must use the culinary water for outside watering in the summertime. Kim questioned whether it would be beneficial to the system to change to tiered billing where customers are billed an additional amount for each 1,000 to 2,000 over the 8,000 gallons included in the base rate of $35 per month. Council member Bateman would like to standardize the billing structure for all of Daniel so all customers are billed the same way. Mayor Turner opined it might be a good idea for the time being to have a third pump on hand, which will cost about $1,600 for a new one.
Mayor Turner asked whether the new Pelorus software would have easily understood data for the Council to review. Clerk Shindurling stated the bills would provide history on the account, usage, amounts billed and paid. A report could be run with up-to-date information on each account.
Kim Norris likes the idea of graduated billing for usage if for no other reason than to discourage use of so much water, putting stress on the system. He would like to get together with Council member Bateman, who lives in Storm Haven, to review the figures and get more information on the size of each lot using additional water, give residents a comparison of what their neighbors are using. Council member Bunker stated that is why the legislature has passed recent water legislation, for conservation purposes.
Council member Bateman asked if all shares (water rights) in Storm Haven are being utilized so that the State does not try to confiscate unused shares. This information is unknown until Daniel has had the system for a longer period of time.
Mr. Norris asked if Lisa Dinga is compiling contact information in case of an emergency. A resident had expressed concern with a private citizen having this information and the clerk mentioned in her contact with Lisa, Lisa stated she has not obtained the information yet.
Item 7 was taken out of order next.
7) CONTINUED DISCUSSION ON COMPENSATION TO WATER UTILITY PERSONNEL
In past discussions on a possible hourly rate increase for water personnel Kim Norris had mentioned an increase for some to $20. Since consideration of certifications held by certain employees was brought up, he would like to see Gary Walton’s rate increased to the $20 as well as Eric Bunker because of the certifications held. He thinks a similar wage should be considered if the work is let out to an independent contractor such as Epic Engineering.
Council member Bunker moved to continue the discussion, which was seconded by Council member Glodowski. Further discussion led to Council member Bateman suggesting that Mr. Walton be present for any further discussion to get his thinking on the wage increase. The vote on the pending motion passed with unanimous “aye” votes.
2) UPDATE ON 3000 SOUTH ROAD ALIGNMENT ANNEXATION, ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION DR-2016-07-11A
The Mayor read the resolution into the record. As the motion had passed in the July 11, 2016 meeting, the three members initialed adoption of the resolution for filing within the Town’s documents.
3) ANNEXATION REQUEST BY DON ROBERTSON FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON SOUTHEAST CORNER OF INTERSECTION OF 3000 SOUTH AND U.S. 189
Mr. Robertson was not present at the meeting. Council member Bunker mentioned legal counsel for Mr. Robertson was clarifying the legal description for his annexation petition and he may file the petition within the next month.
Council member Glodowski stated he had had an inquiry from County officials that they would like to expand their facilities on 3000 South and are looking at property to do so.
4) BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICANTS
Planning Director Bunker produced documents for two business license renewals, those being Little Learners Preschool and the Primo Farms & Fungi. The license for Little Learners was approved by the Council, but Mayor Turner asked to hold the renewal of Primo Farms until the Home Occupation Code is looked at further by the Council and a public hearing is held.
Item 6 on the agenda was next taken out of order.
6) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING RE HOME OCCUPATION CODE 8.25
Mayor Turner read a recommendation received from the Planning Commission stating the Commission agrees with the changes made by the Town Council and asking that a public hearing be held for public input.
Discussion continued on renewal of the Prigo Farms & Fungi business license. It is unknown if all equipment and materials on the property are used for the farming or involve another business operation. Mayor Turner would like a letter sent to all home occupation business license holders with a copy of the redlined code inviting them to a public hearing where the verbiage will be reviewed and updated. Following the hearing the Council may invite current license holders in for a review of their operations.
Council member Glodowski moved to set a date and time for the public hearing on the Home Occupation Code 8.25, which will be held in conjunction with the next Council meeting on September 12, 2016. The motion was seconded by Council member Bateman and passed unanimously.
Mayor Turner requested the redlined copy of code be posted on the Daniel Website as well in the notice given to business license holders. Everyone will be notified of the public hearing date and time. Council member Bunker asked that conditional use holders also be sent notice of the public hearing.
10) APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 11, 2016
Council member Bunker moved to approve the July 2016 minutes, which motion was seconded by Council member Glodowski. “Aye” votes were received from Mayor Turner and Council members Glodowski and Bunker, with an abstention from Council member Bateman. The minutes were approved.
11) RECORDER’S OFFICE: WARRANT APPROVAL, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETC.
The clerk presented the warrants presented to the Town during the month of July. An invoice from HD Supply Waterworks for a 4” meter on Ranch Drive was discussed and the Council decided to pay the bill to be current with the supplier and ask the School District for reimbursement at a later date. Because this is a commercial size meter the owner is responsible for the cost of the meters.
On the Storm Haven water warrants she pointed out to the Council an inspection the State requires on an annual basis of the wastewater system. Mr. Ross Hansen performed the inspection and sent an invoice in the amount or $400.
Clerk Shindurling reviewed with the Council that the Pelorus Methods company is in the process of collecting data to convert into their system and she and Sherri Price will be attending a training session around August 22nd.
Council member Bunker moved to approve the warrants as presented, seconded by Council member Bateman. The motion passed with unanimous “aye” votes.
At this point Council member Bateman inquired if there was any new information from the Daniel Irrigation Company regarding the pipeline construction through Storm Haven. Mayor Turner answered DIC’s counsel is in possession of a copy signed by the Mayor and the Town is awaiting return of a copy signed by all parties.
Council member Bateman mentioned a fire which occurred in a pile of waste wood located in front of his house which will be removed when the pipeline is constructed. He was able to get the fire under control by the time firemen arrived. Mayor Turner took this opportunity to mention Troy Morgan will be at the next meeting to go over the fire risk and mitigation program promulgated by the State. Council member Bunker stated a committee has been set up to approve projects which qualify for the State funding to mitigate Town costs.
Next Item 5 was taken out of order.
5) PLANNING DEPARTMENT REPORT, CODE VIOLATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT
Council member Bunker handed to the Mayor a document outlining the route a plat takes for final signature approvals. Mayor Turner stated he is the last signature after all other approvals have been obtained on the Mylar.
Mr. Bunker next presented his monthly planning report. There is a demolition permit in the works, water connection to the Twin Creeks water system, a possible annexation inquiry, an additional meeting set with MAG on the Highway 40 corridor preservation agreement, an ag permit approval, and a building permit application and requirements the Planning Commission will consider in their August meeting for Jed Seus.
Council member Glodowski moved to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Council member Bateman. The motion passed unanimously and Mayor Turner adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM.