Daniel Town Council Meeting
Monday May 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Wasatch County Services Building, Room 126
55 South 500 East, Heber City, Utah
Quorum Present: Council members: Mayor Chip Turner, Stefanie Grady, Eric Bunker, John Glodowski, and Jon Blotter. Meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM. Clerk Mary Snyder was present to record the minutes. Treasurer Sherri Price was also present.
Members of the public in attendance were: Shelly Bunker, Todd Wall, Dan Brown, Kim Norris, Robert Armstrong, Mike Johnston, Kit Kosakowski, Mike Kosakowski, Mike Duggin, Cody Kaufman, Sarah Cummins, Tom Rawlings, Lynne Schindurling, Mark McAllister, Jamie McAllister, Brady,
1) PUBLIC COMMENT CONCERNING ANY ISSUES NOT ON THE AGENDA:
Kit Kosakowski was present to announce that she is running for the County Attorney seat. She also indicated that there will be a debate with all four Republican candidates Tuesday, May 22,2018 at 6 PM at the Abbington Senior Living Center.
2) BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATIONS:
The only renewal is for Daniel Creek Construction owned by Hugh Barker.
3) SELECTION/APPROVAL OF TOWN BRANDING:
There were several brand logos presented at the meeting. Up to day we have not had any logo for envelopes, letter heads, etc. Mayor Turner stated that he liked the current logo the clerk was using. Council member Bunker stated that he likes the dates as well. Council member Glodowski suggested putting the dates under Town of Daniel above the line. Mayor Turner stated that he also liked the dates included. There was not further discuss from Council or audience.
Council member Glodowski motioned to approve the current logo being used, adding the dates of incorporation and year founded above the line, leaving address below the line. It was seconded by Council member Blotter. All members in favor.
4) SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR ARMSTRONG/HUNTSMAN ZONE CHANGE:
Mike Johnston with Summit Engineering was present to represent Robert Armstrong for the property located at Mill Road and Highway 40 zone change request. Mr. Johnston indicated that there is access from Mill Road as well as an easement to the property from Highway 40. The Woolstenhulmes’ has a current right-of-way drive-way to their property across this parcel. This particular property enterprise zone, with an intent to create jobs. The property use is for potential flex-tenant space to accommodate office space, warehouse, fabrication and construction yard. Council member Bunker suggested to hold a combined Planning Commission/Town Council meeting in June for publication purposes.
Council member Glodowski motioned to set the hearing for June 20, 2018 at 7 PM, as a joint hearing with Planning Commission and Town Council, seconded by Council member Blotter. All members in favor.
5) ANNEXATION OF NORTH PROPERTIES: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE SET HEARING:
Moved to later in the meeting
6) SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR WAGES:
Eric Bunker still has not reached the $20.00 per hour mark and as to date there are 1492.25 hours that he has worked this year. That equates out to about $16.00 per hour for his Planning hours. Council member Blotter also asked to include the benefits package as well for review at the Public Hearing, to which Sherry indicated that it is around $500 per month.
In addition, most municipalities average an increase of 2% a year. The Mayor has requested for a Public Hearing to discuss wages for employees.
Council member Grady motioned to set the hearing for June 4, 2018 to discuss wages, seconded by Council member Glodowski. All members were in favor.
7) PLANNING DEPARTMENT REPORT, VIOLATIONS and ENFORCEMENT:
Another complainant was received in reference to the ongoing aggressive dog issue. This complainant was not filed within the Town, but with the Sheriff’s Office due to a bite. The individual was cited for Dog at Large as well as vicious animal.
The Town also received a complaint on an individual that had built a pole structure. Upon investigation it was found to be poles with hammock in his yard. At this time, this is not a regulated issue.
Mr. Rawlings asked if the Town has any plans of moving forward to address a animal control interlocal agreement. Council member Bunker stated that at this time, the Town does not. He did not feel that the Town was ready to put out funds for Animal Control. Mr. Rawlings stated that a lot of people are getting away with a lot because they know that no one will come after them. He stated that there is an issue with dogs at large as well as barking dogs. He feels that it is a shame that there is nothing that can be done. Mayor Turner stated that Animal Control will not flex to accommodate the Town needs, that they have a standard of their laws. Council member Blotter stated that there is a noise ordinance in place for the Town and an individual could file a written complainant to investigate for barking dogs.
8) DANIEL MUNICIPAL WATER ISSUES AS NECESSARY:
Kim Norris stated that Wasatch County Public Works and Wasatch County Transfer Station are two separate budgets. At this time, they are replacing the two meter, setting the vaults, and paying for the engineering at the location of 1891 West 3000 South to service the complex. Mr. Norris stated that he was asked if the Town would be willing to purchase one of the meters, which as between $2500.00-$3000.00 each. Mr. Norris had spoken to the Mayor, but the Mayor indicated that with the amount of the purchase it would require the council approval. Mr. Norris stated that the county does aide the Town in services and feels that it would benefit in assisting with the purchase. He also indicated that it is possible that the County will use on average 500,000-700,000 gallons of water per month, and that a rate should be assessed for use. He also indicated that the current meter in place is one that the Town had placed but doesn’t work, so this meter is the one Mr. Norris is asking for the Town to pay for.
9) STORM HAVEN WATER MATTERS:
Kim Norris stated that the Town paid to remove a tree from a property in belief that the water line ran under it. Upon digging to fix the leak at the Hines residence it was found that the line was approximately 30 feet from the street edge into the property. He also stated that it is a 2” schedule 20 PVC line, very delicate, thin line and is reduced down to a 1-1/2” line that feeds approximately 5 other residence.
10) APPROVAL OF COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES FOR APRIL 9, 2018:
There were no corrections needed as this time and minutes were approved.
Council member Glodowski motioned to approved meeting minutes for April 9, 2018, seconded by Council member Bunker. All members were in favor.
11) RECORDERS OFFICE: WARRANTS APPROVAL, ANNOUNCEMENTS, ETC.:
Council member Blotter motioned to accept minutes as written the March 5, 2018, seconded by Council member Grady. Warrants were passed unanimously.
12) RECORDER’S OFFICE: WARRANTS APPROVAL, ANNOUCEMENTS, ETC.:
There were two last minute invoices that came in on May 7, 2018 that were not included on the warrants. The first being Gary Walton’s payroll hours, 6 hours $20.00/per hour for Daniel Municipal Water and 4 hours at $20.00/per hour for Storm Haven Water. The second bill was a quarterly invoice for $500, that was mailed to the wrong address. The Mayor asked the council if they would approve for these too be paid as well.
Council member Blotter motioned to approved the warrants and update to include the two additional bills. This was seconded by Council member Bunker. All members approved the current warrants.
13) PRESENTATION OF 2018-19 TENTATIVE BUDGET, AND POSSIBLE AMENDMENT OF THE COUNCIL, SETTING PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR ADOPTION OF FINAL BUDGET FOR NEXT FISCAL YEAR:
Council member Blotter motion to approve the proposed budget with modifications and seconded by Council member Grady. All members in favor.
Council member Blotter motioned to close regular session and go into closed session, seconded by Council member Glodowski 7:51 PM
14) CLOSED SESSION:
Closed session was held to discuss upcoming litigation issues.
Council member Blotter motioned to end closed session at 8:29 and re-enter regular session. This was seconded by Council member Glodowski.
Council member Grady motioned for a resolution of annexation of the North Properties and was seconded by Council member Blotter.
Council member Bunker motioned to adjourn meeting at 8:34 PM, seconded by Council member Glodowski. All members in favor.