Minutes OF A VINEYARD
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
City Council Chambers
125 South Main Street, Vineyard Utah
May 26, 2021, at 6:02 PM
Mayor Julie Fullmer
Councilmember John Earnest
Councilmember Tyce Flake (joined the meeting at 6:25 PM)
Councilmember Chris Judd
Councilmember Cristy Welsh
Staff Present: City Manager Jacob McHargue, Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer Mariah Hill, City Attorney Jayme Blakesley, Public Works Director/City Engineer Don Overson, Assistant Public Works Director Chris Wilson, City Engineer Naseem Ghandour, Sergeant Holden Rockwell with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Community Development Director Morgan Brim, Water Manager Sullivan Love, City Recorder Pamela Spencer, Planning Commissioner Amber Rasmussen
Others Present: Fire Chief Marc Sanderson and Deputy Chief Jason Earl with the Orem Fire Department; Residents Christopher Price, Crystal Price, Stephen Whiting, and Richard Jones
1. Play >> CALL TO ORDER/INVOCATION/INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT/Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Fullmer opened the meeting at 6:02 PM. Councilmember Judd led the Pledge of Allegiance and gave the invocation.
2. No items were submitted.
3. Play >> Public Comments
Mayor Fullmer called for
public comments. Hearing none, she closed the public session.
4. Play >> Mayor and COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS/DISCLOSURES/RECUSALS
No council reports were given.
5. STAFF, COMMISSION, and committee REPORTS
5.1 Play >> City Manager Jacob McHargue – Mr. McHargue reported on Bike Month. He noted
that the splash pad would be open starting tomorrow but would close on Thursdays for maintenance. He noted that the Summer Celebration would be the first weekend in June with a modified schedule.
5.2 Play >> Naseem Ghandour, the new city engineer, introduced himself.
5.3 Play >> Planning Commission Chair Bryce Brady – Mr. Brim reported that the Planning
Commission would be working on the Lake Shore Waterfront Master Plan and hiring a consulting firm to help design the project.
5.4 Play >> Orem Fire Chief Marc Sanderson and Deputy Chief Jason Earl – Quarterly Report –
Chief Sanderson gave a brief recap of 2020. He mentioned that Deputy Chief Earl would be overseeing the fire inspectors. He gave a brief update for the first quarter of 2021. He said they were working on providing a quicker response time and more services to Vineyard by adding additional personnel to their fire stations. Deputy Earl mentioned that they were working on delivering more fire safety services to the city.
Councilmember Welsh asked if they would come to the point that Vineyard would be too big for Orem to handle their needs. Chief Sanderson replied that the city leaders would have to determine when they had crossed that threshold. Mr. McHargue explained how the contract was written. He said they had a three-year window to decide if they wanted to stay with Orem or create their own Fire Department. Chief Sanderson noted that they would continue to overstaff their stations to provide the same level of service to Vineyard.
5.5 Play >> Heritage Commission Chair Tim Blackburn – Quarterly Report – Mr. Blackburn
mentioned the current commission members. He reviewed the commission's accomplishments for 2020. He also reviewed their goals for 2021. He asked if they could have a councilmember on the commission. There was a discussion about events that the Heritage Commission could host and about applying for grants.
6. Play >> CONSENT ITEMS
6.1 Approval of the May 12, 2021 City Council Meeting Minutes
6.2 Approval of the Amended Strategic Plan
Motion: Mayor Fullmer moved to
approve 6.1 and remove 6.2 for discussion. Councilmember judd seconded the
motion. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted
aye. The motion carried unanimously.
6.2 Play >> Approval of the Amended Strategic Plan – Mayor Fullmer explained that she
wanted to give staff approval to add operational uses under Enhanced Amenities.
Motion: Mayor Fullmer moved to allow staff to add language to the Enhanced Amenities section of the strategic plan for operational uses such as cemeteries and water tanks. Councilmember Judd seconded the motion. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
7. Play >> Mayor’s Appointments
7.1 Utah Valley Clean Air Task Force………………………………………...…… 1 vacancy
The mayor, with the advice and consent of the City Council, will appoint Amber Rasmussen to the Utah Valley Clean Air Task Force.
Mayor Fullmer stated that she was appointing Amber Rasmussen to the Utah Valley Clean Air Task Force. She then had Ms. Rasmussen introduce herself.
No items were submitted.
9. BUSINESS ITEMS
9.1 Play >> Public hearing – Adopted Tentative Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget
The mayor and City Council will hear public comment regarding the adopted Tentative Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget. Utah State Code 10-6-115 states that after the conclusion of the public hearing, the mayor and City Council may continue to review the tentative budget. Approval of the final budget is tentatively scheduled for June 9.
Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to open the public hearing.
Motion: Councilmember Flake moved to open the public hearing at 6:44 PM. Councilmember Earnest seconded the motion. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
Assistant Finance Director Mariah Hill gave a brief overview of the budget. Mayor Fullmer called for public comments. Hearing none, she called for a motion to close the public hearing.
Motion: Councilmember Earnest moved to close the public hearing at 6:49 PM. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
There was a discussion about the demolition of the home at Gammon Park.
9.2 Play >> Discussion and action – Parking Regulations (Resolution 2021-11)
City Manager Jacob McHargue will present recommendations to amend resolution 2019-14 Policy to Establish Parking Regulations in the City. The mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution. (This item was continued from the May 12, 2021 City Council meeting.)
City Manager Jacob McHargue gave a brief update on the parking regulations and forms. He said that they had made some changes to the resolution to address concerns from the last meeting and updated the policy to allow an additional option of a parking permit program.
There was a discussion about the timeframes for overnight parking restrictions.
Mayor Fullmer asked for comments from the residents.
Play >> Resident Christopher Price, living in The Providence subdivision, expressed concern that they would not get the required signatures if they allowed only one permit per unit. He said they were trying to solve two problems: too many people were living in the homes in their neighborhood, and people from other communities were parking in their area.
Play >> Resident Stephen Whiting, living in The LeCheminant subdivision, also expressed concern with only allowing one permit per household. He stated that with his living situation, he needed to be allowed three on-street parking places. There was a discussion about parking and the definition of a family. Mr. Brim explained how accessory dwelling units worked.
Play >> Resident Richard Jones, living in The Providence subdivision, also expressed concern with allowing only one permit per household. He felt that midnight would work for the time restrictions, except for New Year’s Eve. Mayor Fullmer felt that they should allow for the time change. Sergeant Rockwell suggested that they consider writing into the contract with the towing companies that they were not allowed to tow until later on New Year’s Eve. He felt that the time should be consistent throughout the city.
Councilmember Judd said that he had heard from other residents who liked the one permit per household and who felt that safety was more important. He said that studies proved that it was safer when cars were parked on the street. He felt that two permits would not solve the safety perception.
Councilmember Welsh said every resident she had heard from wanted one parking spot per unit. There was a discussion about the permits.
Mr. Price felt the residents in his neighborhood would take anything at this point. There was a discussion about the permits and the parking restriction options.
Play >> Councilmember Flake said that he preferred one permit. Resident Crystal Price, living in The Providence subdivision, asked him why he did not want to allow two permits. Councilmember Flake replied that one permit was a compromise because he did not want to allow any overnight parking. Ms. Price explained that the parking problem was not from their neighbors but from other neighborhoods parking in their neighborhood. There was a discussion. Councilmember Welsh felt that there were two issues: they were worried that if two permits were allowed, residents who did not use them would sell them to residents in high density neighborhoods for a lot of money. The other concern was business vehicles parked in neighborhoods. The discussion continued.
Councilmember Earnest stated that he was comfortable with issuing two permits and making the time change.
Play >> Motion: Councilmember Earnest moved to adopt resolution 2021-11 allowing for two options. One keeping the current overnight parking ban from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM and the other option being the towing from 1:00 Am to 5:00 am, with two parking permits. There was no second so The motion failed.
Play >> Alternate Motion: Councilmember Judd moved to adopt resolution 2021-11 having two plans with towing on both and allowing only one for the permit for the second plan. there was no second so The motion failed.
Play >> Alternate Motion: Councilmember Welsh moved to adopt resolution 2021-11 allowing for two options. One keeping the current overnight ban from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM and the other a parking permit option with towing from 1:00 Am to 5:00 am, with one permit. Councilmember Flake seconded the motion. Mayor Fullmer Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, and Welsh Voted aye. Councilmember Judd voted nay. The motion carried four to one.
10. Play >> CLOSED SESSION
Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to go into a closed session.
Motion: Councilmember Flake moved to go into a closed session immediately following the Redevelopment Agency Board meeting to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual. Councilmember Earnest seconded the motion. Roll call went as follows: Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
11. Play >> ADJOURNMENT
Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to adjourn the City Council meeting.
Motion: Councilmember Judd moved to close the meeting at 7:34 pm. Councilmember Earnest seconded the motion. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
Motion: Councilmember Judd moved to adjourn the closed session at 9:45 PM. Councilmember Earnest seconded the motion. Mayor Fullmer, Councilmembers Earnest, Flake, Judd, and Welsh voted aye. The motion carried unanimously.
MINUTES APPROVED ON: June 9 ,2021
CERTIFIED CORRECT BY: /s/Pamela Spencer
Pamela spencer, city recorder