About 20 people attended the meeting. Most were there to participate in a discussion on maintenance agreements on open space land. Note, If you haven’t done so already please share your opinion as to what constitutes a “large lot” by voting in the poll below. Feel free to add comments.
MOTION: Approval of Meeting Minutes for the City Council Regular Session – October 4, 2016. Approved unanimously, with revisions submitted prior to the meeting. .Click here to view the minutes.
- RESOLUTION: Appointment of a Highland City Representative to the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter Board: I volunteered and was approved unanimously. Since, we have a dog that has been in “jail” twice I thought that was appropriate . Click here for details from the agenda.
MOTION: Approval of an Interlocal Agreement - Creating the North Utah County Aquifer Council. We discussed a proposal to participate in the North County Aquifer Council an organization which will replace the North Utah County Aquifer Association which was recently dissolved. The objective of this group is to review projects proposed by member cities that would recharge the aquifer from which we get our drinking water. Participating cities would fund the project not the new council. The agreement is being finalized and the motion was continued to a future meeting. Click here for details from the agenda.
MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL & STAFF COMMUNICATION ITEMS
- Open Space Maintenance Agreement – Erin Wells, Assistant to the City Administrator. The previous open space maintenance agreement was suspended when the council approved an ordinance allowing residents to purchase open space land bordering their property under certain conditions. The maintenance agreement is being updated and we will likely allow it to be used again in order for residents to maintain land adjacent to their property (to make it look nicer) in cases where easements prohibit a sale of open space land. Multiple residents from Chamberry. Residents expressed a willingness to have a grass only agreement although most of the council (Brian, Tim and Ed) would be OK with grass, gardens or flower beds with cement curbing but no fences. Staff directed to work on an agreement. The specific area of interest in this agreement is shown below. In this case, an 18” water main runs through the open space land to which it is in the best interest of the city to maintain unrestricted access rights. Click here for more details from the staff presentation.
STAFF AND COUNCIL ACTION ITEM LIST
Requested by / Owner
|Due Date|| |
|Road Capital Improvement Plan for FY 15-16. Prioritize and Communicate to Residents|| |
|Election Policy||City Council/ |
|Determine Park Use for Recreation|| |
|HW Bldg. – PW Storage Status|| |
In progress.Land purchase under discussion.
|Options for Fire & Police||Mayor|| |
|Employee Pay Rate and Benefit Comparison||Mayor & City Council|| |
|Full-time Engineer||Nathan Crane||In progress.|
|Tree removal in Canterbury North. Large dead trees pose a safety hazard||Public Works||Completed||Completed. Some complaints that a tree was removed that could have been salvaged (it was only half dead).|
|Phifferhorn trail reimbursement from Alpine City||Finance||Completed||Ed Dennis had asked if the city had been reimbursed. The answer was yes.|