Council meeting minutes March 1, 2021

Daniel Town Council Work Meeting
Monday March 1, 2021@ 6 PM
Wasatch County Service Complex,
55 S 500 E, Conference Room B
Heber City, UT 84032

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Town Council Quorum: Mayor Chip Turner, Council members: Eric Bunker, John Glodowski and Stefanie Grady and Merry Duggin. Clerk Mary Snyder and Treasurer Sherri Price present.

Member of public: Shelly Bunker (Daniel Water Secretary), Ryan Taylor (T-O Engineers)
ONLINE: Amelia Pays (T-O Engineers), Hugh Barker(Daniel Irrigation Company), Devin McKrola (Daniel Irrigation), Marianne Allen (Wasatch County School District), Corbin Gordon, Lisa Dinga, 435-671-7374, 435-760-2180

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Mayor Turner.

No public comments were made.

2) Update and discussion of water meter options:
Ryan Taylor has been working with Master Meter and found that when the town purchased the equipment there is a 10-year warranty. Master Meter is looking to determine if equipment is under the 10 year to see if they will offer a full or partial warrant based on the individual serial numbers per each piece of equipment that has failed. If Master Meter does not extend the warranty, he would like to test the low and high flow to see how off the meters are reading, starting with the low flow first.
There are a few other options that he has inquired about. First, is a tower reading data. The tower is $7,000-10K, which would read data every few minutes and customer access to readings. This would require a data package with a carrier and monthly data fee. The second option is Badger Meter. Upon contacting them, Mr. Taylor was told they would use the 2019 quote. This includes $2700 starter with software and 10 meters. Additional meters would cost $300 each and require monthly data charge at $0.89 per meter per month. The last option is Census. The meters are $350 per meter, would require to piggy-back off another entities tower for a fee if possible, and would possible be like the above mention data fees.

Mr. Taylor would like to continue this discussion based on future updates with Master Meter and report back to council with findings, before looking at the additional options.

Council member Grady made a motion to continue discussion of meter options, seconded by Council member Glodowski. FOR: Mayor Turner, Council members: Bunker, Duggin, Grady, Glodowski.

Mr. Taylor stated that the town should respond back to the Division of Drinking Water explaining that there is a delay due to unforeseen issues that have been brought forth. This will allow for open communication with the Division and allow some time to work through some concerns and issues that could affect whether we need to move forward with the bond.

Each of the recommended policies and procedures per the risk assessment were assigned to members to review and see if the town needed to establish any changes. At this time per discussion, it was determined that there are no necessary changes that need to be made.

Devin McKrola with Daniel Irrigation stated that the irrigation project along 3000 South has been discussion since February 2020, and Daniel Irrigation would like to get an agreement in place with the Town so they can proceed. Daniel Irrigation Company is needing to get a cut permit issued as they have a deadline to get the project completed.

Corbin Gordon stated that he has been retained to review the agreement and has removed “franchise agreement” and stated that the irrigation company is a non-profit organization. It was resent to the Mayor and Council member Bunker for possible signatures from the town. If additional changes are needed, the irrigation company would be willing to further review, but need to get it signed and get the permit issued. Council member Bunker indicated that without review, the town will not sign the agreement. Mr. Gordon stated that subject to review of the agreement if the permit could be issued.

Council member Duggin made a motion to issue the cut permit based on the review and signing of the agreement with the approval of the Mayor and Planner, seconded by Council member Glodowski.

Council member Bunker asked to add to the motion subject to review from the town legal counsel. Mr. Gordon stated that the agreement is identical from the original other than “franchise” being removed.

Council member Duggin revised her motion to include subject to Legal Counsel review, seconded by Council member Glodowski. FOR: Mayor Turner, Council members: Bunker, Duggin, Glodowski, and Grady.

Ryan Taylor and Council member Bunker provided a prior and revised flowchart with an explanation of the Town’s Permit application and approval process. Mr. Taylor stated that T-O Engineers billed out $49K and brought in $50K which covers cost for the 2020 year. Both Council members Grady and Duggin have requested to re-add the planning report presentation back on the monthly agenda presented by Council member Bunker.

NEW: None
RENEWALS: Tee J’s Mutt Cutts, Full Scope, JM Trucking, MVC Construction, Smitty’s Small Engine Repair, and Timberline Lumber & Distributing.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to approve all renewal business licenses, seconded by Council member Grady. FOR: Mayor Turner, Council members: Bunker, Duggin, Glodowski, and Grady.

No issues to report.

Ryan Taylor stated that there is an active leak that they ae aware of and watching.


Council member Bunker made a motion to approve the meeting minutes for February 1, 2021, seconded by Council member Duggin. FOR: Mayor Turner, Council members: Bunker, Glodowski, Grady and Duggin.
10) RECORDERS OFFICE: Warrants approval, announcements, etc.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to approve the warrants, seconded by Council member Duggin. FOR: Mayor Tuner, Council members: Bunker, Duggin, Grady and Glodowski.
No closed session was held.

Council member Duggin made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council member Grady. For: Mayor Turner, Council members Bunker, Grady, Duggin and Glodowski.

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 PM

Mary Snyder

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