Below is the most recent “2-Minute Tuesday” video from Utah’s Highlander summarizing the July 20th council meeting. The Lions, Tigers, and Bears theme is appropriate.
There are several interesting agenda items including:
- Approval of an additional office building on Sunset Drive and Highland Blvd
- Resolution to put a RAP tax on the ballot this fall.
- Discussion of how ARPA funds may be used.
- Discussion on garbage cans and doggie bags in city parks.
This meeting will be held at city hall but we will also stream it on our YouTube channel (click here to watch). Note, individuals in a high-risk category, are encouraged to participate in the meeting virtually!
You can find an abbreviated meeting agenda together with my thoughts below. The complete agenda (100 pages) which includes the staff reports associated with each item can be accessed by clicking here.
Highland City Council Agenda
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM council meeting
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The time and duration listed at the end of agenda items is my guess as to the start time of this item and how long it will run..
UNSCHEDULED PUBLIC APPEARANCES 7:00 PM
Time has been set aside for the public to express their ideas, concerns, and comments. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.
CONSENT ITEMS 7:15 PM
Items on the consent agenda are of a routine nature or have been previously studied by the City Council. They are intended to be acted upon in one motion. Council members may pull items from consent if they would like them considered separately.
- Approval of Council Meeting Minutes for July 6th. Administrative
- RESOLUTION: Approval for Surplus and Disposal of 2 Trucks from the Highland City Public Works Fleet. Administrative
- CONTRACT: Change Order to the 2021 Road Rehabilitation Contract with Black Forest Paving to Add Reconstruction of ~1,000 of Canal Blvd West of Alpine Hwy in the Amount of $133,777 Administrative
- ACTION: Condominium Plat - Sunset Mountain Plat F Administrative
The City Council will consider a request by Patterson Development for condominium plat approval for three office buildings in Highland Business Park located at approximately 11235 N Highland Blvd. The term “Condominium Plat” refers to the ability for the owner to sell different spaces within an office building to different owner.
- PUBLIC HEARING AND ORDINANCE: SITE PLAN AND CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT – HIGHLAND BUSINESS PARK – BUILDING ‘C’ Administrative. 7:30 PM
The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a request by Patterson Development for a Site Plan and Conditional Use Permit for a general office building located at approximately 11235 N Highland Blvd. See building “C” depicted in the site plan above.
- PUBLIC HEARING: DISPOSAL OF PUBLIC PROPERTY Legislative 7:50 PM
Highland City Staff has requested to dispose of residual property from the Canal
Boulevard project as surplus that is not needed for right of way. There are two parcels included in this request:
- Parcel 1: 3,190 square feet – residual lot
- Parcel 2: 35,546 square feet – future single-family lot
PLAT AMENDMENT: PEBBLE LANE ESTATES PLAT B Administrative 8:05 PM
The City Council will consider a request by Highland City to amend Pebble Lane Estates subdivision to adjust the property lines of lots 1 and 4.
RESOLUTION: PLACING RECREATION, ARTS, AND PARK TAX ON 2021 MUNICIPAL BALLOT Administrative 8:20 PM
The City Council will consider whether or not to place a question to implement a Recreation, Arts, and Parks (RAP) Tax on the 2021 General Municipal Ballot. A RAP Tax subcommittee composed of Mayor Mann and Councilmembers Bills and Rodela have met and recommended that the City narrow RAP Tax spending to only recreational facilities such as parks and trails. Their belief is that this narrowing will provide the community with some assurance that they know exactly what the tax money will be spent on.
While State Code allows RAP taxes to fund: cultural, recreational, or zoological facilities or botanical, cultural, or zoological organizations, the City can limit to only some of these categories. Ultimately, whatever ballot language is approved by voters dictates how the City can spend RAP Tax money for the next 10 years. If the Council chooses to narrow spending to only recreation facilities, some potential projects include:
- Park capital improvement/repair list
- Park employee costs for Mountain Ridge Park ~$80,000
- Maintenance costs for Mountain Ridge Park ~$22,000
- Move more quickly on 5-year trail plan
MINOR SUBDIVISION FINAL PLAT: CHASE SUBDIVISION Administrative 8:50 PM
The City Council will consider a request by Millhaven Development, who is representing Duane Chase, for approval of a proposed 1-lot subdivision located at approximately 6418 West 10250 North.
PLAT AMENDMENT: THE HOLLOW SUBDIVISION Administrative 9:05 PM
The City Council will consider a request by Millhaven Development to amend The Hollow Subdivision to add a total of approximately 1.53 acres of property to the backs of lots 20, 21, 24, and 31.
DISCUSSION: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) FUNDING Administrative 9:20 PM
In July, Highland City received $1,134,686.50 in federal grant money authorized by
ARPA. This represents the first of two equal payments totaling $2,269,373, with the
second scheduled to be made available one year following the first at the beginning of FY2023. These funds were distributed from the Federal Government through the State of Utah as Highland City is considered a non-entitlement unit (NEU).
The City must file an annual report with the Federal Government each October on the disposition of these funds which can be used for the following purposes:
- Support public health expenditures, by funding COVID-19 mitigation efforts,medical expenses, behavioral healthcare, and certain public health and safety staff;
- Address negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency, including economic harms to workers, households, small businesses, impacted industries, and the public sector;
Replace lost public sector revenue, using this funding to provide government
services to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to the pandemic;
- Provide premium pay for essential workers, offering additional support to those who have borne and will bear the greatest health risks because of their service in critical infrastructure sectors; and,
Invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, making necessary
investments to improve access to clean drinking water, support vital wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and to expand access to broadband internet.
MAYOR/COUNCIL AND STAFF COMMUNICATION ITEMS 9:50 PM
- Garbage Cans and Doggie Bags in City Parks – Council Members Kim Rodela and Brittney P. Bills.
- Future Meetings
- Aug 11: Lone Peak Public Safety District Board Meeting, 7:30 am, City Hall.
- Aug 17: City Council Meeting, 7:00 PM, City Hall
- Aug 24: Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
- Sept 7: City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
- Sept 8: Lone Peak Public Safety District Board Meeting, 7:30 am, City Hall
- Sept 21: City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
- Sept 28: Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
ADJOURNMENT 10:30 PM