Daniel Town Council Meeting
Monday January 6,2020 @ 6 pm
Wasatch County Service Complex,
Conference Room B
55 S 500 E, Heber City, UT 84032
Town Council Quorum: Mayor Chip Turner, Council members, Eric Bunker, Stefanie Grady, John Glodowski and Merry Duggin. Treasurer Sherry Price-present; Clerk Mary Snyder present for minutes.
Member of public: Shelly Bunker, Ryan Taylor, Mike Duggin, Lynne Shindurling, Hugh Barker, Doug Crittenden, Pam Skinner, Phil Thacker, Roger Pearson & Ben Probst.
1) SWEARING IN OF COUNCIL MEMBERS:
The Oath of Office was administered by Clerk Mary Snyder for the swearing in of Merry Duggin and Eric Bunker as Council members to serve the term of 2020 to 2024.
2) PUBLIC COMMENT:
Eric Bunker and Shelly Bunker both presented a disclosure for potential conflict of interest for a relative and will be on file at the Town Office. No further comments were made.
3) PRESENTATION FROM GILBERT & STEWART FY 2019 AUDIT:
Ben Probst present the 2019 Fiscal Year Audit. He stated that this was an Agreed Upon Procedure. Mr. Probst stated that the Fund Balance cannot be over seventy-five (75) percent of the revenue and it is currently over by $13,102. He stated that the town needs to spend the money accordingly or transfer the money into capital projects fund. If this occurs again, the State requires a resolution to fix the issue. Other than that, there are no issues, and everything looks good. Mr. Probst thanked Mary Snyder and Sherri Price for getting the required information back to him to complete the audit and thanked the Town for the opportunity to work with them again.
4) DISCUSSION DANIEL IRRIGATION- PIPE LOCATION:
Hugh Barker, President of the Daniel Irrigation Board, along with Doug Crittenden Vice President and Phil Thacker a Board Member, were present to discuss a proposed option for the replacement of irrigation lines for the town. Mr. Barker stated that there is an irrigation line on the boundary of Heber Meadows just north of the town boundary that is not servicing anything at this time. This line would be capped off. Per the map provided, it is outlined in yellow. The purposed line would run down 3000 South on the southside of the road and is outlined in blue. The line size would be increased and would help with pressure issues. Mayor Turner stated that there are some lose ends he would like to work out to make the project work.
Mr. Barker further stated that they are currently working on trying to obtain a $3 million dollar grant to allow them to do more work. Council member Grady asked Mr. Barker when they anticipate commencement of the work. Mr. Barker stated that weather permitting, they would like to start early spring in hopes of completing the project by April. Council member Duggin asked how many residents that this would affect. Mr. Barker stated that there are about four homes.
Council member Bunker made a motion to continue to work with To-Engineers to draft an agreement with Daniel Irrigation, seconded by Council member Duggin. All members in favor.
5) DISCUSSION OF HWY 40/189 AGREEMENT: ACCESS LOCATION:
Council member Bunker stated that there are two lights that are purposed for future use. One light being at the intersection of 3000 South and Highway 189. The second light Highway 40 at mile marker 20, which is on the south side of Ed Houston’s driveway, to allow future access to the Town. This location is about half-way from Mill Road and Little Sweden Road and Utah Department of Transportation is stating that is as close as you can have for signalized intersections. The Town of Independence came to the meeting and would like the intersection moved further south and asking the Town of Daniel to re-evaluate the location. Mike Duggin asked if moving it further south if that would jeopardize the future light location at Little Sweden. Council member Bunker stated that it would not. An agreement has been completed with Utah Department of Transportation, Heber City and the Town of Daniel. Town of Independence is requesting having the intersection at mile marker 22.
Council member Grady made a motion to keep the access agreement at Highway 40 at the 20 mile marker, seconded by Council member Glodowski. For: Mayor Turner, Council members Grady, Duggin and Glodowski. Against: Council member Bunker
6) DANIEL RESOLUTION DR 2019-12-12A (amended)
Council member Duggin made a motion to request change the date to DR 2020-01-06, seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Council member Bunker stated that the prior resolution was out of order and the Town is correcting the names to include Brent Waterman.
Council member Bunker made a motion to approve the resolution with date re-numbering, striking resolution from last month, seconded by Council member Duggin. All members in favor.
7) BUSINESS LICENSES:
Renewals: Jill Bonner Haircutting, Computer Nerds, Wes’s Auto Repair
Council member Glodowski made a motion to approve the renewals, seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
8) DISCUSS/SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR GUN SANCTUARY TOWN:
Mayor Turner has purposed a Public hearing being to discuss becoming a gun sanctuary town. Council member Duggin asked the Mayor for a little background on the matter. Mayor Turner stated that he feels that it is important with the way the Constitution is looking regarding this particular issue. He stated that he would like to stay in front of it. He has had public comments on the issue and feels that public discussion would be good. He would like to see the Town as a gun sanctuary and people don’t have to worry. He also feels that there are a lot of gun owners in the town and that the public might be interested in the issue.
Council member Duggin stated that she does not disagree with the issue but wondered if this is something that needs to be addressed at this time. She was wondering if it was regarding feedback. Mayor Turner stated that there is no rush.
Mike Duggin asked if anyone was aware of any issues within the State of Utah or other counties. Mayor Turner stated that he has not heard of anything and that the Town might be the first one. Mayor Turner asked if the council would like to move forward with a public hearing and if so, would entertain a motion. Council member Grady stated to move forward with to hear the public’s opinion.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to set a public hearing on the second amendment for the next council meeting, seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Mayor Turner asked council when they would like to hold the hearing and Council suggested moving forward with next meeting.
9) DISCUSS ACQUISITION of WATER SHARES:
Council member Duggin asked about the status of process. Hugh Barker stated that they are still in Utah County as this time. Roger Pearson stated that Midway just got notice and should be starting within the next weeks. Hugh Barker stated that Daniel will follow Midway.
10) DANIEL MUNICIPAL WATER:
Shelly Bunker stated that there have been a lot of move outs and move ins and has helped eliminate a lot of the past due issues. She also stated that she will be attending training in St. George the end of February.
Council member Duggin stated that the Utah Department of Environmental Quality is requiring a Cross Connection Control Program Administrator certification for water systems by the end of 2020 and possibly extend into 2021. She stated the course is $565.00 for the manual, training and certification. She further stated that at least ten percent (10%) of the systems are supposed to be tested. Ryan Taylor stated that it is currently being monitored.
Shelly Bunker stated that a mandatory testing was required for the churches and schools for cross connections and could not get a response. She called and finally gave them ten (10) days to respond. She finally was able to get it resolved.
11) STORM HAVEN WATER:
Shelly Bunker stated that there was another issue with the sewer back up.
12) APPROVAL of COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES:
Council member Bunker made a motion to approve the December 2, 2019 meeting minutes with the change in the web address for the Airport link to add “Flight”, seconded by Council member Grady. Members for: Mayor Turner, Council members Grady, Bunker and Duggin. Abstain: Council member Glodowski
13) RECORDER’S OFFICE: Warrants approval, announcements, etc:
Council member Glodowski made a motion to approve the warrants, seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Lynne Shindurling stated that she worked prior with Pelorus and suggested adding a sewer repair category to track Storm Haven repair issues.
Clerk Mary Snyder presented the quarterly budget. She also stated that the Census Bureau is accepting application if anyone was interested in applying.
Council member Grady made a motion to close regular session and enter closed session for legal and property acquisition at 7:29 PM. This was seconded by Council member Glodowski. All members in favor.
14) POSSIBLE CLOSED SESSION: Legal issues, Property acquisition
Council member Glodowski made a motion to end closed session and re-enter regular session, seconded by Council member Duggin at 8:51 PM.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to authorize the Mayor to sign a quick claim deed for the Ellis Subdivision, seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to set a public hearing to revisit the code on sewer standards with possible collection boxes.
Council member Bunker asked Ryan Taylor how long it would take to have his information available. Mr. Taylor stated that it should not take long. Council member Duggin asked how long we can extend this item out. Council member Bunker stated that there is no permit in place at this time.
Council member Glodowski amended his motion to set a public hearing for the next council meeting, to update the sewer septic standards for community septic system, as well as rates and standards review for Storm Haven. This was seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Council member Glodowski made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Council member Duggin. All members in favor at 9:01 PM.