Forrest Gump fans will appreciate the “2-Minute Tuesday” video summary of the the Aug 17th council meeting. Don’t forget to watch the trailer at the end. As usual, it is entertaining.
Here are what I believe are the more interesting agenda items on the city council agenda:
- Staff will share an update on pressurized irrigation water use.
- Council member Kurt Ostler will give an update on Dry Creek Lake.
- Boyer will provide an update on their development south of Lone Peak High School (Ridgeview). Those interested in the project will find it interesting. Costa Vida and Arby’s fans will be happy to know these two restaurants will be included in the commercial area.
- Staff will discuss the process for bidding out Mountain Ridge Park.
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. The complete agenda (77 pages) which includes the staff reports associated with each item can be accessed by clicking here.
Highland City Council Agenda
Tuesday, September, 7th 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 7:05 PM
Time has been set aside for the public to express their ideas, concerns, and comments. Comments are limited to 3 minutes.
RECOGNITION ITEMS 7:20 PM
- The Mayor will recognize Jenny Lambert for her service to the community in founding the Run Club.
PRESENTATIONS 7:25 PM
- PI Water Report – Jeff Murdoch, Assistant Public Works Director
Jeff will provide an update on PI usage in Highland.
- Introduction of New Deputy Fire Chief – Fire Chief Brian Patten
Chief Patten will introduce our new deputy Fire Chief Jake Beck.
- Introduction of New City Staff – Assistant City Administrator Erin Wells
Erin will introduce two new employees: Jason Neilson – Building Official and Brent Wallace – Code Compliance Officer.
- Dry Creek Lake Park – Council Member Kurt Ostler
Kurt will provide an update on Dry Creek Reservoir.
CONSENT ITEMS 8:15 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 Aug 17, 24 & 25. Administrative
- Approval of the appointment of Lynn Lonsdale to the library Board. Administrative
- ACTION: Approval of a bid for the Victor’s View Gravity Sewer Project in the amount of $523,160. Administrative
We have had significant issues with the Victor View lift station since the fall of 2019. In spite of upgrades to the station staff continues to spend a considerable amount of time each month monitoring and repairing the system. The council previously determined it was in the city’s best interest to replace the lift station by running a connection to a sewer line in the Canterbury N. subdivision.
- ACTION: Approval To Purchase Three F-150 Vehicles to be used by public works at a cost of $113,335 plus an additional $2,200 per vehicle for accessories. Administrative.
The City Council will hold a public hearing and consider a request by James Thomas to vacate approximately 2,120 square feet of right-of-way in the Sienna Subdivision. On June 20th, 2017, the City Council approved the Sienna Subdivision. 73.17 feet of right of way was dedicated to the City where the subdivision connects to 5890 West. The standard right-of-way width for a local street according to Section 5-8-105 of the Development Code is 56 feet. James Thomas has requested the city to vacate the excess right-of-way up to the inside of the sidewalk.
Timpanogos Special Service District is applying for a grant to help fund an upgrade to the sewer treatment plant that will allow wastewater to be used for agriculture and public landscapes. The total project cost is $39.7M. The request will be for a $19.85M grant. As participants in the district Highland is being asked to provide a letter of support for the project.
ACTION: AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) FUNDING AND APPLICATION FOR UTAH STATE MATCHING GRANT Administrative 8:50 PM
Staff is seeking approval to use the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to develop Mountain Ridge Park and determine if the City will apply for the State of Utah’s matching grant program.
DISCUSSION: RIDGEVIEW UPDATE 9:00 PM
Presentation and discussion of the proposed minor amendment to the Ridgeview Planned Development District and Phase 1 Commercial Site Plan. This item is bring presented for discussion only. The Boyer Group has proposed several minor changes to the Ridgeview PD District. These include the following:
- A reduction in the total number of units from 699 to 689.
- Increase the size of the community park from 3.6 acres to 4.8 acres
- Removal of a row of lots that backed onto the Community Park
- Increasing the lot size in Pod 12, thereby reducing the number of lots from 161 to 114 and the density from 6.54 units per acre to 4.63.
- Pod 6 will change from carriage lots to town homes. This is allowed within the current density however townhomes were originally contemplated primarily along North County Boulevard.
- None of the changes will impact the required amount of Recreation Areas. The project will meet the minimum requirement of 20%.
- Costa Vida and Arby’s fans will be happy to know these two will be included in the commercial area on the southwest corner of N. County Blvd and Canal Blvd.
- Mountain Ridge Park Bidding - City Administrator Nathan Crane.
- Future Meetings
- 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
- Oct 5, City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
- Oct 13, Lone Peak Public Safety District Board Meeting, 7:30 am, City Hall
- Oct19, City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
- Oct 26, Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm, City Hall
ADJOURNMENT 10:00 PM
- Agenda packet for the 7-Sep-2021 council meeting
- Highland City YouTube channel
- Utah’s Highland YouTube channel (Two-Minute Tuesday videos)