Tuesday, November 17, 2015

City Council 20-Oct-2015: Town Center Work Session, Dry Creek Trail, Private Cemeteries

2015-10-06-Toscana_thumb6We held our 3rd meeting regarding Town Center Zoning. Our conclusion was that the simplest approach we to rezone the property for non-residential use only and that is what we asked staff to work on for discussion at a future council meeting. It is sad for me that we have had no resident input at these meeting. I imagine that the same drop in interest occurred after Toscana was approved. Yet that was the time to relook at zoning — not after a developer (e.g. Handcrafted Homes and the Blackstone project) filed for a conditional use permit.

Council Meeting

Public Comment

  • None


  1. Lone Peak Public Safety / Police – Police Chief Brian “Clark Kent” Gwilliam

    Chief Gwilliam reviewed the programs the department does for the local schools. These include NOVA (Nuturing Opportunity Values and Accountibility) which is given to 6th graders. It replaced the DARE program and was developed in Orem. It is well received by students and parents.

    The department also a law enforcement familiarization class at Lone Peak. This a class the students enjoy. Students get work with with speed guns, interact with K-9 officers and their dogs  … .


  1. Meeting Minutes for the City Council Regular Session – September 1, 2015. Moved to continue to next meeting. Need more information from the council discussion on the zoning for Highland Oaks. See agenda page 3. Revised motion unanimously approved.

  2. MOTION: Meeting Minutes for the City Council Regular Session – September 15, 2015. See agenda page 18. Unanimously approved.

  3. MOTION: Meeting Minutes for the City Council Regular Session – October 6, 2015. See agenda page 34. Unanimously approved.

  4. MOTION: Ratification of the Mayors Appointment and Re-Appointment to the Highland Library Board – Roger Dixon, Scott Smith and Cindy Johnson: Ratification of the Mayors Appointment and Re-Appointment to the Highland Library Board – Roger Dixon, Scott Smith and Cindy Johnson. See agenda page 43. Unanimously approved.

  5. MOTION: Ratification of the Mayors Appointment of a Chairman to the Highland Fling Committee - Jessie Schoenfeld. See agenda page 44. Unanimously approved.


  1. Request for Burial on Private Property – Susan Ledkins. The Ledkins reside in Highland on a 2.5 acre plot of land. Highland code currently states that “It is unlawful to bury the body of any person within the city, except at sites designated and approved as cemeteries by the city.” Mr. Ledkins would like to be buried on his own land. Staff was directed to work on an ordinance that would allow this so that we can discuss this at the next council meeting. State Code does not forbid private cemeteries but simply states that cemeteries must be filed, recorded, and platted with Utah County  Refer to agenda page 45.

  2. MOTION: Authorization to Proceed with Construction - Dry Creek Phase 3 Trail. Staff received bids for from four firms for the construction project.

    1 – Skip Dunn & Sons, $50,518.38
    2 – Johnston & Phillips, $59,472.40
    3 - Carlton Inc., $61,174.40
    4 – Eckles Paving, $71,667.20

    We unanimously approved Skip Dunn & Sons. I asked whether there would be an issue if the road base for the trail was put down in the fall and asphalt in the spring and motorized vehicles (eg. 4 wheelers) road on the trail in the winter. The public works staff did not feel that would be an issue as the road base would be compacted but they did agree to ensure that signs indicated the trail was not for motorized vehicles. Neighbors of course will need to report violations. See agenda page 52.

    2015-10-20 Dry Creek Trail 1

    2015-10-20 Dry Creek Trail 2


  • Tim Irwin inquired as to the intersection of 11800 and the study. Staff indicated the report had been received and needed to be reviewed
  • I asked about the status of a bid for the fence around the splash pad. Staff indicated we don’t have anything yet.
  • Relative to motorized vehicles on trails. The Chief indicated that residents need to let them know when there are violations.
  • We thanked Erin Wells for her work on the city’s Facebook page.



Requested by / Owner

Due Date


Road Capital Improvement Plan for FY 15-16. Prioritize and Communicate to Residents

City Council


Continued discussion
Determine Park Use for Recreation

City Council
Parks Staff


Staff to make recommendations
Building Use Policy - Fees


Dec 1

Staff gathering information

HW Bldg. – PW Storage Status

City Council

End of 2015

In progress

Moratorium for the Town Center Overlay

City Council

Jan 2016

Urban Deer Control Plan Report

City Recorder

Jan 2016 Scheduled for Jan 19th


  • Council agenda with my notes. If you click on the comment button on the top right of the Adobe Reader application or in the Tools Menu, depending on the version of Adobe Reader you are using, you will see a list of all comments in a panel on the right side of your screen. Note, this is a large file and may take a minute to download.

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