Tuesday, September 16, 2014

City Council 2-Sep-2014

Thirteen people attended the council meeting. Three stayed through to the end (sometimes there are none). For me the most interesting part of the council meeting were the public appearances. I was very impressed by Brandon and the follow-up he has done on dealing with complaint about the disc golf course. I especially enjoyed Devirl’s remarks after receiving his certificate. They were very positive regarding the direction the city is moving.


  1. Public Comment: There were about 13 people in attendance. 3 stayed until the end.

    • Brandon Balkman gave a short report on the Disc Golf course he helped establish at Beacon Hill Park. I was very impressed by the amount of time and effort he has put into this and continues to put into it. He shared with us a map of the course.

      Beacon Hill Park Disc Golf Course

  • Bob Valentine asked when the fence on the north side of the Ashford Care Center would be installed. The mayor mentioned that a meeting was planned with the care center residents to hear their concerns on September 4th and the issue will be finalized thereafter.

  • Devirl Barfuss was invited to come forward and was presented with a community service award certificate for his work on the Open Space Committee and Tree commission. Devirl made some very kind remarks about improvements


  1. MOTION: Approval of Meeting Minutes for City Council Regular Session – August 5, 2014—Approved.

  2. MOTION: Final Plat Approval – Garrett Subdivision, two lot subdivision located at 5901 W 9600 No.—Approved

  3. MOTION: Final Plat Approval – Kerr Subdivision, one lot subdivision located at 5895 W 11800 No.—Approved

  4. RESOLUTION: Approval of Biennial Report – Moderate Income Housing Plan..—Following a review of the report by Nathan, a few questions and a request by Brian Braithwaite to add the approval of basement apartments as one of the actions taken by the city that would improve the affordable housing numbers for Highland the report was approved.

  5. MOTION: Approval of Contract Extension – Westroc.—Approved. Note Westroc requested an additional 6 month extension (new end date Mar 31,2015) of the contract to remove gravel from the property located on the north side of SR 92 near the mouth of the canyon. The primary purpose of the request is to provide additional time for them to remove their equipment. They have been helpful to the city in loaning equipment when the city needed and there are no immediate plans for the land.


  1. MOTION: Approval of Selection of Consultant - Impact Fee Study. The council selected Zion’s Bank to conduct the impact fee study. They were the lowest cost bidders and had the most relevant prior experience. Below is a summary table of the bids. The yellow highlight indicates the selected bid.

  2. MOTION: Re-Authorization of Expenditure – Mitchell Hollow Trailhead.—Approved. The council simply voted to re-authorize phase I of the development of the Mitchell Hollow Trailhead parking lot project which re-purposed unused grant money from another project.


  1. Dry Creek Sewer Lift Station – Nathan Crane, Community Development Director. Nathan reviewed issues surrounding the upgrade to the sewer lines that feed the lift station and answered questions from the council.


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