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All right, it is October 11th, 2023. The time is 6:00 PM and today is Wednesday, and we're going to go ahead and get the Vineyard 00:00:26
City Council rolling. 00:00:30
We'll start with an invocation by myself and then we'll all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 00:00:35
Our dear, kind Heavenly Father, we're so grateful for this beautiful day. We're so grateful for the rain. And we're so grateful 00:00:47
for. 00:00:50
Our beautiful community and our free country. 00:00:54
We pray that thou will watch over those who are struggling with the things that are happening in the world and that we can. 00:00:57
Peacemakers in our own neighborhoods and societies and. 00:01:04
Be able to lift where we can. We pray that tonight we'll be able to be guided and to make good decisions for our community that 00:01:08
will last for generations. And we say this the name Jesus Christ. Amen. 00:01:14
All right. 00:01:20
And to the Republic for which it stands. 00:01:28
One nation under God. 00:01:31
Ended his vote with liberation, justice for all. 00:01:33
All right, now is the time for public comments. This is time to address the Council with anything that is not on the agenda. 00:01:41
If you would like to address us, please come to the podium, state your name where you're from, and then let us know what you'd 00:01:47
like to talk about. 00:01:51
Hi Kim Cornelius from the Villas. 00:01:57
This is just a matter of procedure, I guess. I don't know. Um, we attended the. 00:02:02
Not redevelopment. 00:02:07
Right. So was your meeting last week? 00:02:08
Planning Commission. Thank you. 00:02:11
As well as folks need a little help once in a while, so. 00:02:13
And it was interesting, You know, you have the little blurb public comment. 00:02:17
Are not items that are not identified on the agenda. 00:02:22
And yet they made this really nice presentation which was very informative. 00:02:26
But we were not supposed to comment on anything that was there but Bruce and his wisdom. 00:02:30
Kind of bent that little bit and ask for public comment and I thought well that's refreshing to do that. 00:02:34
So I was interested. In fact he was signed in just ahead of me and so. 00:02:39
I asked him to step in the hallway. 00:02:42
And I said that was really kind of you to do that. 00:02:44
Is that kind of standard procedure? And he says, yeah, I think it is. 00:02:47
I'm sure that's what we do in the council meetings, he says. 00:02:50
When I was attending county meetings, they did the same thing. 00:02:54
I said I'm OK. I just feel like it's a little bit backwards that we come to participate in what the presentations are. 00:02:57
But yet, we're essentially at least in written form. 00:03:03
Blocked from. 00:03:06
Asking the question about what was presented. 00:03:08
So I'm just suggesting maybe that could be looked at. 00:03:10
I don't know if there's a precedent for it or an ordinance or anything like that. 00:03:12
But it would be nice if we're taking our time to come and visit with you and to hear what your. 00:03:16
Support, staff and everything have to say. 00:03:21
That it might be nice to hear if there's any additional questions that the public could address. 00:03:23
Um, stay here just for a second so I can understand you. 00:03:28
Are you referring to the public comments? 00:03:32
How it says things that are not on the agenda and that's what you should make comments on. 00:03:35
Thanks. 00:04:09
Hi, my name is Jordan Christensen. I live in the Preserves. I've emailed and talked to a couple of you about this. 00:04:15
So on the north? 00:04:20
East corner of the Preserves. 00:04:21
Is the. 00:04:24
Corner. 00:04:26
Of the intersection with Main and Vineyard Loop Rd. 00:04:27
I noticed that. 00:04:31
I guess udot or whoever's doing the construction of. 00:04:33
Of the road, Ext. Put in a nice sidewalk. 00:04:36
And then they also repaired the section of the wall that they had to take out for for construction. 00:04:39
Which just means that we're back to if you want to use that intersection and. 00:04:45
Go to the front runner. You can walk around or you can hop over the fence. 00:04:50
And if it's a matter of finding somebody to remove part of the fence. 00:04:55
I think I can get my neighbor Larry to help me do that. 00:05:00
If. 00:05:04
If that's ancient, but in any other advice of like who we should be talking to, if it's an HOA decision or? 00:05:05
Au dot thing. That would be an HOA decision, right? NASIM? 00:05:12
Yes, ma'am. That's. 00:05:19
Hello. I guess that's a HOA decision and also we did reach out to you thought about. 00:05:21
That particular. 00:05:26
Connection. 00:05:29
And I apologize to the and reach out to you. I believe we gave you. You gave them your contact. 00:05:29
On that we'll follow, we'll engage with you dot and make the connection. I think we'll we'll do is schedule an on site meeting. 00:05:34
For that. 00:05:41
OK, OK, Yeah, it's possible that they reached out to your HOA person. 00:05:41
Umm. 00:05:46
Did you? Were you able to talk to the HOA and understand their goals with it? Or maybe you dot is the one that had received 00:05:46
information by e-mail. I forget. I believe it was you who sent it to me. Somebody from the HOA sent it, sent it over to us. 00:05:53
And then I I said. Well, when we. 00:06:00
Up with you though for another project. 00:06:03
We were talking, we we had the discussion on this. 00:06:05
So I think it was just a matter of logistics. 00:06:08
OK. It'd be great if you have that meeting with the team and your HOA that way. 00:06:11
If it is a fenced discussion from the HOA, anything beyond that probably becomes a discussion with the city and then you dot. So 00:06:15
we'll need to have that integration anyway. 00:06:19
OK. Thanks, Jordan. I'll hold off on tearing down the fence then. 00:06:24
That would be good. That would be good. 00:06:29
Good evening, Daria Evans Villas, vineyard resident. Thank you. 00:06:35
Yesterday I was riding my bike on the Lake Trail and I enjoyed seeing the identification markers. 00:06:41
But more especially. 00:06:48
You're going to think I'm strange, but. 00:06:49
I loved riding that lake trail because there was no dog waste. 00:06:51
Thank you to Public Works, whoever cleaned it all up. It was wonderful. 00:06:55
I did not have to dodge any bullets. 00:07:00
So please keep it up. 00:07:02
It's nice when the trail is clean. 00:07:04
Especially at the Center St. trailhead along that white fence. 00:07:07
It's really bad. 00:07:10
Really, really bad. And I feel bad. 00:07:12
That we don't have. 00:07:14
More responsible dog owners and we have a lot of loose dogs. 00:07:15
So. 00:07:19
That's my thing on that, but as I was writing north. 00:07:20
Yesterday morning I noticed there is a lot of concrete. 00:07:25
Thrown over at the edge onto the Lake Shore. 00:07:30
I went back this morning, I said Russ. 00:07:34
I I feel compelled. I gotta go take pictures. 00:07:36
So I have taken pictures of the concrete. 00:07:39
From the South end of Vineyard Beach to the North End of the Lake Foot Condominiums, isn't that illegal to be dumping concrete 00:07:42
like that? 00:07:46
And who is responsible to clean it up? 00:07:50
Daria, when you report this to the city, where do you report it to report a concern You do you do a good a report a concern. Took 00:07:54
them this afternoon. Ohh OK yeah cause. 00:07:58
Nasim, is it easy to upload pictures under reported concern? OK yes it is. It is easy. I have done it before on other concerns, 00:08:04
but. 00:08:07
I was just amazed I got out and I took pictures and you can see tile. 00:08:12
The concrete slabs have tile. 00:08:16
On them. So they have come from buildings, yeah. And I can only guess where they have come from, yeah. And subcontractors, did you 00:08:19
want to make any comments on dumping or anything like that? 00:08:24
So, but well, both for and public works and also for the billing department, I mean construction work that's being done. 00:08:34
Any kind of work that's being done by permanent contractors and any licensed contractor. 00:08:42
And even non licensed contractors. 00:08:46
All know that when it comes to construction, waste that. 00:08:48
They're they're supposed to dispose of construction waste, typically as it's included as part of the. 00:08:51
Charges that they give to the homeowners. 00:08:58
As part of the work that they do, and it's it's it's robbing not only the homeowners, but it's also illegal. 00:09:00
To be dumping waste onto public or private property. 00:09:06
When you're When homeowners who pay for work to be done pay pay for those that waste to be disposed of properly. 00:09:10
There is a. 00:09:16
Transfer station just north of Vineyard. 00:09:18
Station. So if anyone is, you know, trying to hire the contractor, that contractor that does not know where to go one, I would 00:09:20
always question the contractor. 00:09:23
Their competency. 00:09:27
And then the second, I would just point them off to the landfill. 00:09:28
The transfer station. This is north where they can easily dump construction. 00:09:32
Construction waste on that. 00:09:36
And obviously small small waist. 00:09:38
The Republic Services, you know, if it can go into your trash bin, that's that's another service. But however, homeowners do pay 00:09:41
for that service. 00:09:45
To be done but and if anyone sees. 00:09:49
Or anyone contractors or non contractors dumping. 00:09:52
So forth. Obviously we don't ask you to. I I'm sure the sheriff's can say all you don't have to confront those people, but if you 00:09:55
have a picture of it, right, give it to, you know, report to the Sheriff's Office or report to the city and we'll handle that. 00:10:01
OK, so commercial contractors are aware of it and a contract contractors in general, but should be aware of it. But what we could 00:10:06
do is add something to the newsletter, so home. 00:10:11
Owners who are hiring contractors can also be aware of it in case they're not paying attention to those laws or they need to 00:10:16
notify them when they are hiring somebody. In the meantime, please share your images and we can follow up and take pictures and 00:10:21
see where it is so we can have the right people clean it up. OK Yeah, because they are large, quite large. Concrete slabs. OK. OK. 00:10:27
Thanks, Daria. Thank you. 00:10:32
OK. Any other comments? 00:10:45
If not, I will go ahead and close the public comment section and move on to mayor and council member, reports Tice. 00:10:47
Nope, nothing to report. Amber is excused Marty. Just Boo Palooza next Monday. We're super excited. It should be really fun. We 00:10:54
have lots of vendors and lots of candy. 00:10:59
Awesome, Christy. 00:11:03
Just a plug it to still drive by and see the mural being painted. It's coming along so fast. It looks so awesome, so drive by a 00:11:07
few get a chance up on. Or actually it's better to ride your bike or walk up there because 1600 is under construction so you get 00:11:12
pretty close though. 00:11:17
Um, I actually just wanted. I don't. I'm going to deviate from my normal update and just say. 00:11:23
I had a resident reach out about a problem with. 00:11:29
A tree getting knocked over and the and one of the parks and. 00:11:34
They were really nice about it and I reached out to our public works department and within a few days they had gone out. 00:11:38
And totally fix the problem. 00:11:44
And I just received like the nicest letter. I'm looking at Unisys. This is your department. 00:11:46
Um, from that resident, just saying just how grateful they were. They were just shocked by the response from the department and 00:11:51
just had lovely things to say and I just wanted to publicly thank you. 00:11:55
Naseem and your team for. 00:12:01
Just taking care of that so quickly and and so well, so thank you and I know this happens all the time. 00:12:03
But it just popped into my inbox today and. 00:12:09
I just wanted to share that with you publicly. 00:12:12
Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. George, George and his team will definitely be happy to hear that they love their trees. 00:12:14
Thank you guys. 00:12:20
Other than that, yeah. 00:12:22
See you guys at Boo Plus on Monday. Do you wanna talk about the UHI Ohh Yeah. 00:12:23
So amazing news Saturday night at at the UVU Ball. President Jimenez of UVU announced the. 00:12:29
A health collaborative that they are starting going to be starting with HCI with them coming to. 00:12:40
Um vineyard. 00:12:46
And not only that, Huntsman's noting $1,000,000 to the to the program to get started, which is. 00:12:47
If you know anything about school donations and hospitals, that's a very big deal. 00:12:53
Um, so it's really exciting. I also want to report back. 00:12:57
I know Daria Evans has made comments about. 00:13:02
The relationship with UVU, and I'm looking at it because you heard tonight, I actually made some phone calls after our last 00:13:06
meeting you asked about. 00:13:09
UVU calling Vineyard home, home to UVU and actually spoke with several of the administration at UVA, including a vice president 00:13:14
and they wanted you to know. 00:13:19
That they are fine with that, and actually they're happy that they're saying that. 00:13:24
Uvu was excited to be in Vineyard and we are part of. 00:13:28
Utah City Vineyard and their. 00:13:32
Ready to go. So there in fact two weeks ago the board. 00:13:36
The board at UVU voted to. 00:13:42
Quickly move forward with their. 00:13:45
Plans in in Vineyard and they're putting out RFP's and all sorts of things, getting that moving along. So this is great news for 00:13:47
all of Vineyard. 00:13:50
I wanted. 00:13:54
Some of our other residents who have been questioning that to know. 00:13:56
That this is indeed happening. We're excited. Good things are coming. 00:14:00
Vineyard is going to be. 00:14:05
A place where we solve. 00:14:09
Big, big problems like cancer. 00:14:11
And also inspiring the next generation of researchers and clinicians and healthcare workers. It's all going to happen here and 00:14:13
it's really exciting. 00:14:17
And um, I know sometimes you guys look around and see a lot of dirt. 00:14:21
But that dirt is going to. 00:14:25
BE is the foundation of these amazing things that are coming in in the coming years, so I hope everybody feels really excited and 00:14:28
proud. 00:14:33
Of of what we're going to be doing here in Vineyard. So if you anybody wants to talk more about that after, please, please come 00:14:37
up. 00:14:40
Mayor, did you want to add anything? I miss anything on that? 00:14:45
No, just to clarify that, that is the Wellness Village is the beginning of the incubation for the Innovation Research Center 00:14:48
that's going down downtown. And it's a collaboration between the development group UVU and HCI. And This is why they're saying 00:14:55
they're excited to be part of the same process and the same name because they're jointly going in together. But it's really 00:15:02
exciting not just for the Cancer Institute that's coming in, but for the industry that's going to be coming in as well. 00:15:09
Umm when it's coming to different biomedical devices or different types of nursing programs or different? 00:15:16
And the talent workforce and other types of medical opportunities that are going to come into this area because of this joint 00:15:24
partnership. So it's really exciting. 00:15:28
Umm. 00:15:33
No, but you did great. Thank you. And you wanted to make a comment on this particular thing. Russ. Yeah, Russ. Russ, actually. 00:15:34
Well, you're coming up. I also wanted to say, I know there's been some concerns. I I mentioned it sparked my memories. I said 00:15:38
dirt. 00:15:42
And I know there's been some concerns about the actual dirt up there. And there's been. 00:15:46
Some snarky comments I've seen about that being. 00:15:50
Not fully clean, if you will. 00:15:55
So I reached out to Flagg Borough and asked them that they will start including their. 00:15:57
Environmentalists and all the parts of their cleanup people to start coming to our meetings so that if people have additional 00:16:03
questions about that, they will have people there that can actually answer about the cleanup. 00:16:07
So I'm hoping to see them in some of our future meeting. 00:16:12
Thank you. 00:16:15
Yeah, Russell Evans. Bills. 00:16:17
Yeah, our issue, Darius, not my our issue is that Utah City is claiming to be the home of UVU. 00:16:18
And that's a croc. 00:16:24
Sorry. So Russell, you did. Sorry Vineyard, UT City, I did say that, Utah City said on their website. And they said. 00:16:26
That is great. 00:16:32
They they were happy. They were happy that they were saying that, Well, to me, it's just again, Utah City. 00:16:34
Saying they're everything to everybody, which? 00:16:39
Don't don't believe. 00:16:44
They can't be in. 00:16:45
They didn't change their website much. They now say it takes 20 minutes to drive to. 00:16:47
Park Guide. Sundance. 00:16:53
They keep. 00:16:55
I mean get the actual times, give give the average times you know give all the time. I'm gonna just I I appreciate what you're 00:16:57
saying and I I'm gonna respond to you really quick and then I'm gonna move on to the next thing but. 00:17:02
I believe the time changes were in response to Dario's comment and they went and remapped him during that time of day. 00:17:09
And they changed the dates. 00:17:15
In a reactive response to the things that the people were saying in this meeting. 00:17:17
Because they want to show that they're being good actors. But we'll talk about the UN mission. 00:17:22
Because while this has nothing to do with Vineyard. 00:17:28
And everything to do with their joint collaboration, because Utah development, Utah City is just the development within our 00:17:31
community. 00:17:35
I think what's important to recognize and what Christie is articulating well, is that. 00:17:39
Uvu. 00:17:44
Has a home along the entire Wasatch Front region. They have a huge campus down in Payson. They have a a campus along the front 00:17:46
Runner in Orem, one in Vineyard, one in Lehigh. In fact that is why they are the largest university in the state because of these 00:17:53
different facilities and each area is targeted towards a different types of schooling. 00:18:01
And up and up in Lehigh, they're really focused on engineering here. Down here they're focused on business and cyber technology 00:18:09
and some of their general Eds over here, they'll be home of some medical facilities and master programs and down in pace and it's 00:18:17
to be determined, but as you get lower in Spanish Fork, they're also talking about fire. And So what UV use model and mission has 00:18:24
done is that they are home to everywhere and that is why they have been saying that. 00:18:32
Junior is home to a specific type of their campus because we and we say it in in in Vineyard that we are home to UVU because we 00:18:39
are home to such a large portion of their campus. In fact, the amount of campus that we have here matches or is a little bit 00:18:45
larger than the amount of campus they have in Orem. And right now we're many of their main facilities are in Orem, they're also in 00:18:51
Lehigh. 00:18:57
The comments that you have made, so I'm going to go ahead and move forward with the discussion. 00:19:34
Thank you. 00:19:39
You can pay my speeding ticket when I go to. 00:19:41
Sundance in 20 minutes. 00:19:43
Wait, what did you say? 00:19:45
Is the city going to pay my speeding ticket when I go to Sundance in 20 minutes? Yeah. Like I said, we're not in charge of the 00:19:46
times that developers put on their sites, but. 00:19:51
I I understand. Thank you for your comment. Rest I I feel like we understand you. 00:19:57
All right. We'll go ahead and move on to Ohh. I did want to make an announcement of the council today at interim session. It went 00:20:01
really well. The state is really receptive of the transportation plan that we are conceptualizing right now and all of the 00:20:07
upgrades in the new Union Pacific Railroad agreement that we've been working on. The additional access points that we've been 00:20:13
talking about, we're highly receptive, received at the state. When Union Pacific Railroad went and spoke at the state today, the 00:20:19
state was very much in our corner. 00:20:26
As far as making sure that those crossings and everything that we're asking for was going to happen. 00:20:32
And so I will send you their contracts and it would be great if we could reach out and thank them for what they said and did today 00:20:37
in those meetings, but. 00:20:41
It's going very well. 00:20:45
Ezra. 00:20:47
Yes, like Chris you mentioned the water tank girls coming along that project is actually 75% complete and then the water tank that 00:20:50
is. 00:20:54
It's being painted on is almost complete as well. 00:20:58
Vineyard The Vineyard Connector extension. 00:21:02
That road vendor connector 800 N got an extension from from U dot that was approved and so we're looking at a mid-december a 00:21:06
timeline for that road opening. 00:21:10
1600 N extension is nearing completion. 00:21:16
There will be some pavement work out by the Linden Marina over the next few days. 00:21:19
Uta were. 00:21:23
We worked with Utah to get concrete pads installed at the bus stop, so that's that projects moving forward and those are getting 00:21:24
installed. 00:21:27
So we're very excited about that, especially for. 00:21:31
For our residents who are wheelchair bound. 00:21:33
And. 00:21:36
And then the pedestrian refuge at 600 N and Main Street, that's that's been a. 00:21:38
A large item that we've discussed that's expected to start this season, so. 00:21:43
Just some updates on some of those construction projects. 00:21:46
Additionally, with the weather, it's getting a little bit colder. The city will be winterizing our irrigation pipes. We advise all 00:21:49
residents to to take an opportunity to do that over the next couple of weeks before the temperatures get too cold. 00:21:54
Just flush out your sprinkler systems and make sure your pipes don't freeze and burst. 00:21:59
Thank you so much. 00:22:04
That's great. That's something that we should maybe add in a social post. 00:22:05
If we haven't planned it already. 00:22:09
All right, Planning Commission. 00:22:11
We just had a meeting last week discussing the next two blocks in the downtown area and everything looks really good these next 00:22:18
two. 00:22:23
Um, we'll put them over the 500 units for triggering a parking study. 00:22:27
I was a little bit concerned with the parking study that. 00:22:33
Um. 00:22:36
They're planning on doing it for just the units instead of the area as a whole. 00:22:37
Um. 00:22:41
Where I'm a little bit concerned with the. 00:22:42
Street parking in the public parking in that area. 00:22:45
So I think it's important that the. 00:22:48
City works with them. 00:22:50
On a parking study for. 00:22:53
The entire area because. 00:22:55
If. 00:22:59
They're parked just fine and their permit program is working just fine in their. 00:23:00
Complex for their one building. 00:23:04
But they're, they've got. 00:23:06
80 cars parked on the public streets. 00:23:08
I think it's important that the parking study. 00:23:10
Thinks about those eighty cars that are on public streets too. So. 00:23:13
Ohh, OK. That's great. Yeah, thank you. 00:23:16
That's right. Is that something we need to take note of to add to the scope when they go out? Yeah, I'll reach out to them. I 00:23:20
think the original agreement contemplates I'm doing it for the entire area. So, OK, that's great. Thanks, Bryce. 00:23:25
OK. 00:23:31
Um. 00:23:32
Brittany. 00:23:33
Brittany has been over our community gardens and she's going to give us an update. 00:23:37
Give me just. 00:23:42
On this earlier. 00:23:52
Yeah, that's right. 00:24:09
There we go. Perfect. 00:24:13
OK, first to thank you to our sponsors this year. 00:24:18
We have Orem Community Hospital and then get Healthy Utah. 00:24:22
And a thank you to. 00:24:28
The city staff and their teams. 00:24:31
That have helped in many different ways. 00:24:33
Umm. 00:24:36
It's been a great year. 00:24:38
Many of our gardeners were first time. 00:24:41
Gardeners and their enthusiasm for being able to garden really showed. 00:24:43
Others were excited to have space to guard it again. 00:24:48
Courtney Burton, who is a Sunset Beach participant, told me just a few days ago that. 00:24:52
She had such a blast this summer, getting back to her roots and being able to care for her garden and build up a bunch of canned 00:24:58
goods for this winter. 00:25:01
I really hope I can be a part of next year's group too. 00:25:05
And we also piloted a Master Gardener Buddy program that matched inexperienced gardeners. 00:25:08
Who wanted more help and direction with volunteers from the USU Master Gardener Program. 00:25:15
This went well and is a resource we hope to continue in the future. 00:25:20
Wendy Purrington and Mark Legerski were. 00:25:26
Appointed as division leaders for the sunset and gamma locations. 00:25:32
Nicole and Hamlet Gordillo continued in their role as communication coordinators. 00:25:36
Um. 00:25:41
Applications opened in April and we had a total of 72 applications. 00:25:44
With the opening of Sunset Beach, we added an additional 24 garden boxes, including 880 accessible beds. 00:25:49
We brought the total boxes 4 participants from 20. 00:25:55
243 with two pollen with. 00:25:59
Two pollinator boxes and a gift box that we use for education purposes. 00:26:01
And any food grown there is placed in the vegetable stand for community use. 00:26:06
We held seven classes and an end of season potluck where participants brought food from. 00:26:10
Prepared from their gardens. 00:26:15
Our seed exchange was in need of more seed and with donations from True Leaf Market, Renee's Garden Seeds, Eden Brothers and Baker 00:26:19
Creek Heirlooms. 00:26:22
We were able to. 00:26:27
Receive 348 seed packets, which we will add. 00:26:28
This winter into the Seed Exchange. 00:26:32
With our pollinator gardens. 00:26:37
We maintain two of them. 00:26:40
And. 00:26:43
Hope to help with the local bee and monarch butterfly populations, we even add a little bee water stations. 00:26:44
That they could land in. 00:26:50
Safely get a drink without drowning. 00:26:52
These are the milestones that we've hit since the Garden opened in 2021. 00:26:58
And then our future goals include. 00:27:07
Fence installation at both locations to help against theft. 00:27:09
Consider future garden sites provide more ways for the community to participate. 00:27:12
Provide a vegetable stand at Sunset Beach and continue the Master Gardener Buddy program. 00:27:17
Thank you to Mayor Fulmer and members of the City Council for supporting our community garden efforts, as well as those in the 00:27:24
community who have reached out for volunteer opportunities. 00:27:28
Do you guys have any questions? Just thank you so much for volunteering all of your time and coordinating such a remarkable team. 00:27:33
We love this. 00:27:37
This is such a big part of our goals to continue our heritage throughout the community and we know it takes a lot of work. 00:27:42
Amber's not here tonight, but I know that she would say that she is working tirelessly right now on donations and grants for 00:27:50
getting that fencing for next year to make it a more positive experience. 00:27:54
There's been a lot of coordination with UU and many of the plots with developers that have some potential openings for areas where 00:28:00
we know people would like to be part of a community garden where they'd like to donate. 00:28:06
Not only land, but supplies, so that's very exciting for as you're looking at your future goals. 00:28:13
And hopefully they can keep rallying the support and the volunteers as each of these areas open up so. 00:28:19
Just thank you and thanks for being so organized. I don't have any questions. But council, do you have anything else? I would just 00:28:25
second a huge thank you. Those pictures are so beautiful and I love. 00:28:31
The story that's told of just all of the work and camaraderie that I'm sure went into all of that this past year and I would just 00:28:37
say additionally in some of the. 00:28:42
I work on a lot of the plans in the city and we're working on plans for a future park north of Tucker Row and then also in the 00:28:47
Orchards. 00:28:51
And both of those we have plans to include future. 00:28:55
Garden spots. 00:28:58
For more community gardens, so. 00:28:59
We we gotcha. 00:29:01
Correct. 00:29:03
Alright, thank you so much. 00:29:04
That brings us to our consent items. 00:29:06
I just need a motion. 00:29:12
Mayor, I move that we approve the consent items as noted. 00:29:13
OK, I need a second all in favor, aye? 00:29:16
All right. And that causes us to adjourn this meeting. I need a motion. 00:29:20
So moved and 2nd. 00:29:24
Second all in favor? Aye. Give us a minute and we'll turn the minutes over to the RA meeting. 00:29:26
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Make sure we're on time. 00:00:00
All right, it is October 11th, 2023. The time is 6:00 PM and today is Wednesday, and we're going to go ahead and get the Vineyard 00:00:26
City Council rolling. 00:00:30
We'll start with an invocation by myself and then we'll all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. 00:00:35
Our dear, kind Heavenly Father, we're so grateful for this beautiful day. We're so grateful for the rain. And we're so grateful 00:00:47
for. 00:00:50
Our beautiful community and our free country. 00:00:54
We pray that thou will watch over those who are struggling with the things that are happening in the world and that we can. 00:00:57
Peacemakers in our own neighborhoods and societies and. 00:01:04
Be able to lift where we can. We pray that tonight we'll be able to be guided and to make good decisions for our community that 00:01:08
will last for generations. And we say this the name Jesus Christ. Amen. 00:01:14
All right. 00:01:20
And to the Republic for which it stands. 00:01:28
One nation under God. 00:01:31
Ended his vote with liberation, justice for all. 00:01:33
All right, now is the time for public comments. This is time to address the Council with anything that is not on the agenda. 00:01:41
If you would like to address us, please come to the podium, state your name where you're from, and then let us know what you'd 00:01:47
like to talk about. 00:01:51
Hi Kim Cornelius from the Villas. 00:01:57
This is just a matter of procedure, I guess. I don't know. Um, we attended the. 00:02:02
Not redevelopment. 00:02:07
Right. So was your meeting last week? 00:02:08
Planning Commission. Thank you. 00:02:11
As well as folks need a little help once in a while, so. 00:02:13
And it was interesting, You know, you have the little blurb public comment. 00:02:17
Are not items that are not identified on the agenda. 00:02:22
And yet they made this really nice presentation which was very informative. 00:02:26
But we were not supposed to comment on anything that was there but Bruce and his wisdom. 00:02:30
Kind of bent that little bit and ask for public comment and I thought well that's refreshing to do that. 00:02:34
So I was interested. In fact he was signed in just ahead of me and so. 00:02:39
I asked him to step in the hallway. 00:02:42
And I said that was really kind of you to do that. 00:02:44
Is that kind of standard procedure? And he says, yeah, I think it is. 00:02:47
I'm sure that's what we do in the council meetings, he says. 00:02:50
When I was attending county meetings, they did the same thing. 00:02:54
I said I'm OK. I just feel like it's a little bit backwards that we come to participate in what the presentations are. 00:02:57
But yet, we're essentially at least in written form. 00:03:03
Blocked from. 00:03:06
Asking the question about what was presented. 00:03:08
So I'm just suggesting maybe that could be looked at. 00:03:10
I don't know if there's a precedent for it or an ordinance or anything like that. 00:03:12
But it would be nice if we're taking our time to come and visit with you and to hear what your. 00:03:16
Support, staff and everything have to say. 00:03:21
That it might be nice to hear if there's any additional questions that the public could address. 00:03:23
Um, stay here just for a second so I can understand you. 00:03:28
Are you referring to the public comments? 00:03:32
How it says things that are not on the agenda and that's what you should make comments on. 00:03:35
Thanks. 00:04:09
Hi, my name is Jordan Christensen. I live in the Preserves. I've emailed and talked to a couple of you about this. 00:04:15
So on the north? 00:04:20
East corner of the Preserves. 00:04:21
Is the. 00:04:24
Corner. 00:04:26
Of the intersection with Main and Vineyard Loop Rd. 00:04:27
I noticed that. 00:04:31
I guess udot or whoever's doing the construction of. 00:04:33
Of the road, Ext. Put in a nice sidewalk. 00:04:36
And then they also repaired the section of the wall that they had to take out for for construction. 00:04:39
Which just means that we're back to if you want to use that intersection and. 00:04:45
Go to the front runner. You can walk around or you can hop over the fence. 00:04:50
And if it's a matter of finding somebody to remove part of the fence. 00:04:55
I think I can get my neighbor Larry to help me do that. 00:05:00
If. 00:05:04
If that's ancient, but in any other advice of like who we should be talking to, if it's an HOA decision or? 00:05:05
Au dot thing. That would be an HOA decision, right? NASIM? 00:05:12
Yes, ma'am. That's. 00:05:19
Hello. I guess that's a HOA decision and also we did reach out to you thought about. 00:05:21
That particular. 00:05:26
Connection. 00:05:29
And I apologize to the and reach out to you. I believe we gave you. You gave them your contact. 00:05:29
On that we'll follow, we'll engage with you dot and make the connection. I think we'll we'll do is schedule an on site meeting. 00:05:34
For that. 00:05:41
OK, OK, Yeah, it's possible that they reached out to your HOA person. 00:05:41
Umm. 00:05:46
Did you? Were you able to talk to the HOA and understand their goals with it? Or maybe you dot is the one that had received 00:05:46
information by e-mail. I forget. I believe it was you who sent it to me. Somebody from the HOA sent it, sent it over to us. 00:05:53
And then I I said. Well, when we. 00:06:00
Up with you though for another project. 00:06:03
We were talking, we we had the discussion on this. 00:06:05
So I think it was just a matter of logistics. 00:06:08
OK. It'd be great if you have that meeting with the team and your HOA that way. 00:06:11
If it is a fenced discussion from the HOA, anything beyond that probably becomes a discussion with the city and then you dot. So 00:06:15
we'll need to have that integration anyway. 00:06:19
OK. Thanks, Jordan. I'll hold off on tearing down the fence then. 00:06:24
That would be good. That would be good. 00:06:29
Good evening, Daria Evans Villas, vineyard resident. Thank you. 00:06:35
Yesterday I was riding my bike on the Lake Trail and I enjoyed seeing the identification markers. 00:06:41
But more especially. 00:06:48
You're going to think I'm strange, but. 00:06:49
I loved riding that lake trail because there was no dog waste. 00:06:51
Thank you to Public Works, whoever cleaned it all up. It was wonderful. 00:06:55
I did not have to dodge any bullets. 00:07:00
So please keep it up. 00:07:02
It's nice when the trail is clean. 00:07:04
Especially at the Center St. trailhead along that white fence. 00:07:07
It's really bad. 00:07:10
Really, really bad. And I feel bad. 00:07:12
That we don't have. 00:07:14
More responsible dog owners and we have a lot of loose dogs. 00:07:15
So. 00:07:19
That's my thing on that, but as I was writing north. 00:07:20
Yesterday morning I noticed there is a lot of concrete. 00:07:25
Thrown over at the edge onto the Lake Shore. 00:07:30
I went back this morning, I said Russ. 00:07:34
I I feel compelled. I gotta go take pictures. 00:07:36
So I have taken pictures of the concrete. 00:07:39
From the South end of Vineyard Beach to the North End of the Lake Foot Condominiums, isn't that illegal to be dumping concrete 00:07:42
like that? 00:07:46
And who is responsible to clean it up? 00:07:50
Daria, when you report this to the city, where do you report it to report a concern You do you do a good a report a concern. Took 00:07:54
them this afternoon. Ohh OK yeah cause. 00:07:58
Nasim, is it easy to upload pictures under reported concern? OK yes it is. It is easy. I have done it before on other concerns, 00:08:04
but. 00:08:07
I was just amazed I got out and I took pictures and you can see tile. 00:08:12
The concrete slabs have tile. 00:08:16
On them. So they have come from buildings, yeah. And I can only guess where they have come from, yeah. And subcontractors, did you 00:08:19
want to make any comments on dumping or anything like that? 00:08:24
So, but well, both for and public works and also for the billing department, I mean construction work that's being done. 00:08:34
Any kind of work that's being done by permanent contractors and any licensed contractor. 00:08:42
And even non licensed contractors. 00:08:46
All know that when it comes to construction, waste that. 00:08:48
They're they're supposed to dispose of construction waste, typically as it's included as part of the. 00:08:51
Charges that they give to the homeowners. 00:08:58
As part of the work that they do, and it's it's it's robbing not only the homeowners, but it's also illegal. 00:09:00
To be dumping waste onto public or private property. 00:09:06
When you're When homeowners who pay for work to be done pay pay for those that waste to be disposed of properly. 00:09:10
There is a. 00:09:16
Transfer station just north of Vineyard. 00:09:18
Station. So if anyone is, you know, trying to hire the contractor, that contractor that does not know where to go one, I would 00:09:20
always question the contractor. 00:09:23
Their competency. 00:09:27
And then the second, I would just point them off to the landfill. 00:09:28
The transfer station. This is north where they can easily dump construction. 00:09:32
Construction waste on that. 00:09:36
And obviously small small waist. 00:09:38
The Republic Services, you know, if it can go into your trash bin, that's that's another service. But however, homeowners do pay 00:09:41
for that service. 00:09:45
To be done but and if anyone sees. 00:09:49
Or anyone contractors or non contractors dumping. 00:09:52
So forth. Obviously we don't ask you to. I I'm sure the sheriff's can say all you don't have to confront those people, but if you 00:09:55
have a picture of it, right, give it to, you know, report to the Sheriff's Office or report to the city and we'll handle that. 00:10:01
OK, so commercial contractors are aware of it and a contract contractors in general, but should be aware of it. But what we could 00:10:06
do is add something to the newsletter, so home. 00:10:11
Owners who are hiring contractors can also be aware of it in case they're not paying attention to those laws or they need to 00:10:16
notify them when they are hiring somebody. In the meantime, please share your images and we can follow up and take pictures and 00:10:21
see where it is so we can have the right people clean it up. OK Yeah, because they are large, quite large. Concrete slabs. OK. OK. 00:10:27
Thanks, Daria. Thank you. 00:10:32
OK. Any other comments? 00:10:45
If not, I will go ahead and close the public comment section and move on to mayor and council member, reports Tice. 00:10:47
Nope, nothing to report. Amber is excused Marty. Just Boo Palooza next Monday. We're super excited. It should be really fun. We 00:10:54
have lots of vendors and lots of candy. 00:10:59
Awesome, Christy. 00:11:03
Just a plug it to still drive by and see the mural being painted. It's coming along so fast. It looks so awesome, so drive by a 00:11:07
few get a chance up on. Or actually it's better to ride your bike or walk up there because 1600 is under construction so you get 00:11:12
pretty close though. 00:11:17
Um, I actually just wanted. I don't. I'm going to deviate from my normal update and just say. 00:11:23
I had a resident reach out about a problem with. 00:11:29
A tree getting knocked over and the and one of the parks and. 00:11:34
They were really nice about it and I reached out to our public works department and within a few days they had gone out. 00:11:38
And totally fix the problem. 00:11:44
And I just received like the nicest letter. I'm looking at Unisys. This is your department. 00:11:46
Um, from that resident, just saying just how grateful they were. They were just shocked by the response from the department and 00:11:51
just had lovely things to say and I just wanted to publicly thank you. 00:11:55
Naseem and your team for. 00:12:01
Just taking care of that so quickly and and so well, so thank you and I know this happens all the time. 00:12:03
But it just popped into my inbox today and. 00:12:09
I just wanted to share that with you publicly. 00:12:12
Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. George, George and his team will definitely be happy to hear that they love their trees. 00:12:14
Thank you guys. 00:12:20
Other than that, yeah. 00:12:22
See you guys at Boo Plus on Monday. Do you wanna talk about the UHI Ohh Yeah. 00:12:23
So amazing news Saturday night at at the UVU Ball. President Jimenez of UVU announced the. 00:12:29
A health collaborative that they are starting going to be starting with HCI with them coming to. 00:12:40
Um vineyard. 00:12:46
And not only that, Huntsman's noting $1,000,000 to the to the program to get started, which is. 00:12:47
If you know anything about school donations and hospitals, that's a very big deal. 00:12:53
Um, so it's really exciting. I also want to report back. 00:12:57
I know Daria Evans has made comments about. 00:13:02
The relationship with UVU, and I'm looking at it because you heard tonight, I actually made some phone calls after our last 00:13:06
meeting you asked about. 00:13:09
UVU calling Vineyard home, home to UVU and actually spoke with several of the administration at UVA, including a vice president 00:13:14
and they wanted you to know. 00:13:19
That they are fine with that, and actually they're happy that they're saying that. 00:13:24
Uvu was excited to be in Vineyard and we are part of. 00:13:28
Utah City Vineyard and their. 00:13:32
Ready to go. So there in fact two weeks ago the board. 00:13:36
The board at UVU voted to. 00:13:42
Quickly move forward with their. 00:13:45
Plans in in Vineyard and they're putting out RFP's and all sorts of things, getting that moving along. So this is great news for 00:13:47
all of Vineyard. 00:13:50
I wanted. 00:13:54
Some of our other residents who have been questioning that to know. 00:13:56
That this is indeed happening. We're excited. Good things are coming. 00:14:00
Vineyard is going to be. 00:14:05
A place where we solve. 00:14:09
Big, big problems like cancer. 00:14:11
And also inspiring the next generation of researchers and clinicians and healthcare workers. It's all going to happen here and 00:14:13
it's really exciting. 00:14:17
And um, I know sometimes you guys look around and see a lot of dirt. 00:14:21
But that dirt is going to. 00:14:25
BE is the foundation of these amazing things that are coming in in the coming years, so I hope everybody feels really excited and 00:14:28
proud. 00:14:33
Of of what we're going to be doing here in Vineyard. So if you anybody wants to talk more about that after, please, please come 00:14:37
up. 00:14:40
Mayor, did you want to add anything? I miss anything on that? 00:14:45
No, just to clarify that, that is the Wellness Village is the beginning of the incubation for the Innovation Research Center 00:14:48
that's going down downtown. And it's a collaboration between the development group UVU and HCI. And This is why they're saying 00:14:55
they're excited to be part of the same process and the same name because they're jointly going in together. But it's really 00:15:02
exciting not just for the Cancer Institute that's coming in, but for the industry that's going to be coming in as well. 00:15:09
Umm when it's coming to different biomedical devices or different types of nursing programs or different? 00:15:16
And the talent workforce and other types of medical opportunities that are going to come into this area because of this joint 00:15:24
partnership. So it's really exciting. 00:15:28
Umm. 00:15:33
No, but you did great. Thank you. And you wanted to make a comment on this particular thing. Russ. Yeah, Russ. Russ, actually. 00:15:34
Well, you're coming up. I also wanted to say, I know there's been some concerns. I I mentioned it sparked my memories. I said 00:15:38
dirt. 00:15:42
And I know there's been some concerns about the actual dirt up there. And there's been. 00:15:46
Some snarky comments I've seen about that being. 00:15:50
Not fully clean, if you will. 00:15:55
So I reached out to Flagg Borough and asked them that they will start including their. 00:15:57
Environmentalists and all the parts of their cleanup people to start coming to our meetings so that if people have additional 00:16:03
questions about that, they will have people there that can actually answer about the cleanup. 00:16:07
So I'm hoping to see them in some of our future meeting. 00:16:12
Thank you. 00:16:15
Yeah, Russell Evans. Bills. 00:16:17
Yeah, our issue, Darius, not my our issue is that Utah City is claiming to be the home of UVU. 00:16:18
And that's a croc. 00:16:24
Sorry. So Russell, you did. Sorry Vineyard, UT City, I did say that, Utah City said on their website. And they said. 00:16:26
That is great. 00:16:32
They they were happy. They were happy that they were saying that, Well, to me, it's just again, Utah City. 00:16:34
Saying they're everything to everybody, which? 00:16:39
Don't don't believe. 00:16:44
They can't be in. 00:16:45
They didn't change their website much. They now say it takes 20 minutes to drive to. 00:16:47
Park Guide. Sundance. 00:16:53
They keep. 00:16:55
I mean get the actual times, give give the average times you know give all the time. I'm gonna just I I appreciate what you're 00:16:57
saying and I I'm gonna respond to you really quick and then I'm gonna move on to the next thing but. 00:17:02
I believe the time changes were in response to Dario's comment and they went and remapped him during that time of day. 00:17:09
And they changed the dates. 00:17:15
In a reactive response to the things that the people were saying in this meeting. 00:17:17
Because they want to show that they're being good actors. But we'll talk about the UN mission. 00:17:22
Because while this has nothing to do with Vineyard. 00:17:28
And everything to do with their joint collaboration, because Utah development, Utah City is just the development within our 00:17:31
community. 00:17:35
I think what's important to recognize and what Christie is articulating well, is that. 00:17:39
Uvu. 00:17:44
Has a home along the entire Wasatch Front region. They have a huge campus down in Payson. They have a a campus along the front 00:17:46
Runner in Orem, one in Vineyard, one in Lehigh. In fact that is why they are the largest university in the state because of these 00:17:53
different facilities and each area is targeted towards a different types of schooling. 00:18:01
And up and up in Lehigh, they're really focused on engineering here. Down here they're focused on business and cyber technology 00:18:09
and some of their general Eds over here, they'll be home of some medical facilities and master programs and down in pace and it's 00:18:17
to be determined, but as you get lower in Spanish Fork, they're also talking about fire. And So what UV use model and mission has 00:18:24
done is that they are home to everywhere and that is why they have been saying that. 00:18:32
Junior is home to a specific type of their campus because we and we say it in in in Vineyard that we are home to UVU because we 00:18:39
are home to such a large portion of their campus. In fact, the amount of campus that we have here matches or is a little bit 00:18:45
larger than the amount of campus they have in Orem. And right now we're many of their main facilities are in Orem, they're also in 00:18:51
Lehigh. 00:18:57
The comments that you have made, so I'm going to go ahead and move forward with the discussion. 00:19:34
Thank you. 00:19:39
You can pay my speeding ticket when I go to. 00:19:41
Sundance in 20 minutes. 00:19:43
Wait, what did you say? 00:19:45
Is the city going to pay my speeding ticket when I go to Sundance in 20 minutes? Yeah. Like I said, we're not in charge of the 00:19:46
times that developers put on their sites, but. 00:19:51
I I understand. Thank you for your comment. Rest I I feel like we understand you. 00:19:57
All right. We'll go ahead and move on to Ohh. I did want to make an announcement of the council today at interim session. It went 00:20:01
really well. The state is really receptive of the transportation plan that we are conceptualizing right now and all of the 00:20:07
upgrades in the new Union Pacific Railroad agreement that we've been working on. The additional access points that we've been 00:20:13
talking about, we're highly receptive, received at the state. When Union Pacific Railroad went and spoke at the state today, the 00:20:19
state was very much in our corner. 00:20:26
As far as making sure that those crossings and everything that we're asking for was going to happen. 00:20:32
And so I will send you their contracts and it would be great if we could reach out and thank them for what they said and did today 00:20:37
in those meetings, but. 00:20:41
It's going very well. 00:20:45
Ezra. 00:20:47
Yes, like Chris you mentioned the water tank girls coming along that project is actually 75% complete and then the water tank that 00:20:50
is. 00:20:54
It's being painted on is almost complete as well. 00:20:58
Vineyard The Vineyard Connector extension. 00:21:02
That road vendor connector 800 N got an extension from from U dot that was approved and so we're looking at a mid-december a 00:21:06
timeline for that road opening. 00:21:10
1600 N extension is nearing completion. 00:21:16
There will be some pavement work out by the Linden Marina over the next few days. 00:21:19
Uta were. 00:21:23
We worked with Utah to get concrete pads installed at the bus stop, so that's that projects moving forward and those are getting 00:21:24
installed. 00:21:27
So we're very excited about that, especially for. 00:21:31
For our residents who are wheelchair bound. 00:21:33
And. 00:21:36
And then the pedestrian refuge at 600 N and Main Street, that's that's been a. 00:21:38
A large item that we've discussed that's expected to start this season, so. 00:21:43
Just some updates on some of those construction projects. 00:21:46
Additionally, with the weather, it's getting a little bit colder. The city will be winterizing our irrigation pipes. We advise all 00:21:49
residents to to take an opportunity to do that over the next couple of weeks before the temperatures get too cold. 00:21:54
Just flush out your sprinkler systems and make sure your pipes don't freeze and burst. 00:21:59
Thank you so much. 00:22:04
That's great. That's something that we should maybe add in a social post. 00:22:05
If we haven't planned it already. 00:22:09
All right, Planning Commission. 00:22:11
We just had a meeting last week discussing the next two blocks in the downtown area and everything looks really good these next 00:22:18
two. 00:22:23
Um, we'll put them over the 500 units for triggering a parking study. 00:22:27
I was a little bit concerned with the parking study that. 00:22:33
Um. 00:22:36
They're planning on doing it for just the units instead of the area as a whole. 00:22:37
Um. 00:22:41
Where I'm a little bit concerned with the. 00:22:42
Street parking in the public parking in that area. 00:22:45
So I think it's important that the. 00:22:48
City works with them. 00:22:50
On a parking study for. 00:22:53
The entire area because. 00:22:55
If. 00:22:59
They're parked just fine and their permit program is working just fine in their. 00:23:00
Complex for their one building. 00:23:04
But they're, they've got. 00:23:06
80 cars parked on the public streets. 00:23:08
I think it's important that the parking study. 00:23:10
Thinks about those eighty cars that are on public streets too. So. 00:23:13
Ohh, OK. That's great. Yeah, thank you. 00:23:16
That's right. Is that something we need to take note of to add to the scope when they go out? Yeah, I'll reach out to them. I 00:23:20
think the original agreement contemplates I'm doing it for the entire area. So, OK, that's great. Thanks, Bryce. 00:23:25
OK. 00:23:31
Um. 00:23:32
Brittany. 00:23:33
Brittany has been over our community gardens and she's going to give us an update. 00:23:37
Give me just. 00:23:42
On this earlier. 00:23:52
Yeah, that's right. 00:24:09
There we go. Perfect. 00:24:13
OK, first to thank you to our sponsors this year. 00:24:18
We have Orem Community Hospital and then get Healthy Utah. 00:24:22
And a thank you to. 00:24:28
The city staff and their teams. 00:24:31
That have helped in many different ways. 00:24:33
Umm. 00:24:36
It's been a great year. 00:24:38
Many of our gardeners were first time. 00:24:41
Gardeners and their enthusiasm for being able to garden really showed. 00:24:43
Others were excited to have space to guard it again. 00:24:48
Courtney Burton, who is a Sunset Beach participant, told me just a few days ago that. 00:24:52
She had such a blast this summer, getting back to her roots and being able to care for her garden and build up a bunch of canned 00:24:58
goods for this winter. 00:25:01
I really hope I can be a part of next year's group too. 00:25:05
And we also piloted a Master Gardener Buddy program that matched inexperienced gardeners. 00:25:08
Who wanted more help and direction with volunteers from the USU Master Gardener Program. 00:25:15
This went well and is a resource we hope to continue in the future. 00:25:20
Wendy Purrington and Mark Legerski were. 00:25:26
Appointed as division leaders for the sunset and gamma locations. 00:25:32
Nicole and Hamlet Gordillo continued in their role as communication coordinators. 00:25:36
Um. 00:25:41
Applications opened in April and we had a total of 72 applications. 00:25:44
With the opening of Sunset Beach, we added an additional 24 garden boxes, including 880 accessible beds. 00:25:49
We brought the total boxes 4 participants from 20. 00:25:55
243 with two pollen with. 00:25:59
Two pollinator boxes and a gift box that we use for education purposes. 00:26:01
And any food grown there is placed in the vegetable stand for community use. 00:26:06
We held seven classes and an end of season potluck where participants brought food from. 00:26:10
Prepared from their gardens. 00:26:15
Our seed exchange was in need of more seed and with donations from True Leaf Market, Renee's Garden Seeds, Eden Brothers and Baker 00:26:19
Creek Heirlooms. 00:26:22
We were able to. 00:26:27
Receive 348 seed packets, which we will add. 00:26:28
This winter into the Seed Exchange. 00:26:32
With our pollinator gardens. 00:26:37
We maintain two of them. 00:26:40
And. 00:26:43
Hope to help with the local bee and monarch butterfly populations, we even add a little bee water stations. 00:26:44
That they could land in. 00:26:50
Safely get a drink without drowning. 00:26:52
These are the milestones that we've hit since the Garden opened in 2021. 00:26:58
And then our future goals include. 00:27:07
Fence installation at both locations to help against theft. 00:27:09
Consider future garden sites provide more ways for the community to participate. 00:27:12
Provide a vegetable stand at Sunset Beach and continue the Master Gardener Buddy program. 00:27:17
Thank you to Mayor Fulmer and members of the City Council for supporting our community garden efforts, as well as those in the 00:27:24
community who have reached out for volunteer opportunities. 00:27:28
Do you guys have any questions? Just thank you so much for volunteering all of your time and coordinating such a remarkable team. 00:27:33
We love this. 00:27:37
This is such a big part of our goals to continue our heritage throughout the community and we know it takes a lot of work. 00:27:42
Amber's not here tonight, but I know that she would say that she is working tirelessly right now on donations and grants for 00:27:50
getting that fencing for next year to make it a more positive experience. 00:27:54
There's been a lot of coordination with UU and many of the plots with developers that have some potential openings for areas where 00:28:00
we know people would like to be part of a community garden where they'd like to donate. 00:28:06
Not only land, but supplies, so that's very exciting for as you're looking at your future goals. 00:28:13
And hopefully they can keep rallying the support and the volunteers as each of these areas open up so. 00:28:19
Just thank you and thanks for being so organized. I don't have any questions. But council, do you have anything else? I would just 00:28:25
second a huge thank you. Those pictures are so beautiful and I love. 00:28:31
The story that's told of just all of the work and camaraderie that I'm sure went into all of that this past year and I would just 00:28:37
say additionally in some of the. 00:28:42
I work on a lot of the plans in the city and we're working on plans for a future park north of Tucker Row and then also in the 00:28:47
Orchards. 00:28:51
And both of those we have plans to include future. 00:28:55
Garden spots. 00:28:58
For more community gardens, so. 00:28:59
We we gotcha. 00:29:01
Correct. 00:29:03
Alright, thank you so much. 00:29:04
That brings us to our consent items. 00:29:06
I just need a motion. 00:29:12
Mayor, I move that we approve the consent items as noted. 00:29:13
OK, I need a second all in favor, aye? 00:29:16
All right. And that causes us to adjourn this meeting. I need a motion. 00:29:20
So moved and 2nd. 00:29:24
Second all in favor? Aye. Give us a minute and we'll turn the minutes over to the RA meeting. 00:29:26
Here. 00:29:36
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