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Minutes OF A VINEYARD

 CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chambers

125 South Main Street, Vineyard, Utah

May 25, 2022, at 6:00 PM

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Present                                                             Absent

Mayor Julie Fullmer                                      

Councilmember Tyce Flake

Councilmember Amber Rasmussen

Councilmember Mardi Sifuentes

Councilmember Cristy Welsh

 

Staff Present:  City Manager Ezra Nair, City Attorney Jayme Blakesley, Finance Director David Mortensen, City Engineer Naseem Ghandour, Staff Engineer Emily Dicataldo, Stormwater/MS4 Coordinator Justine Marshall, Water Manager Sullivan Love, Communications Manager Kathryn Newman, City Recorder Pamela Spencer, Vineyard Bicycle Advisory Commission Chair Caden Rhoton, Vineyard Youth Council Mayor Holland Welch

 

Others speaking: Residents Spencer Duncan and Matt Geddes; Nate Julian, Equity Real Estate Solid

 

1.       Play >> CALL TO ORDER/INVOCATION/INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT/Pledge of Allegiance

 

Mayor Fullmer opened the meeting at 6:00 pm. Councilmember Welsh gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

2.      work session

No items were submitted.

 

 

3.      Play >> Public Comments

 

Play >> Resident Spencer Duncan, living in the Springs subdivision, expressed concern with the parking around Freedom Preparatory Academy. He requested that the city restrict overnight parking along 470 North and 100 West, closest to the school. He mentioned that he had contacted staff with his concerns. Mayor Fullmer asked if staff had given him any options to solve the parking issue. Mr. Duncan replied that he was given a link to the Neighborhood Street Parking Concern application. There was a discussion about parking restriction options.

 

3.1  Play >> Nate Julian with Equity Real Estate Solid asked about the signature gathering process for

the mylar on Consent; Item 6.4; Plat Amendment to Lot 22, Edgewater at Geneva, A Planned Unit Development. Mr. Ghandour replied that staff had to review the mylar before it could be signed. There was a brief discussion about the mylar process. Mr. Ghandour suggested that the city sign the mylar and then Mr. Julian could return it to the owners for their signatures and return it to the city for recording.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for additional comments. Hearing none, she closed the public comment session.

 

4.      Mayor and COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS/DISCLOSURES/RECUSALS

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen reported that she had attended the Utah Valley University (UVU) Sustainability Summit.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes thanked the Utah County Sheriff’s Deputies for their work on the NOVA (Nurturing, Opportunities, Values, and Accountability) program in Vineyard.

 

 

5.      STAFF, COMMISSION, and committee REPORTS

5.1  Play >> City Manager Ezra Nair reported that staff had passed out doorhangers for the Vineyard Days event next week.

 

5.2  Planning Commission Chair Jeff Knighton – Chair Knighton was excused.

 

5.3  Play >> City Engineer Naseem Ghandour turned the time over to Stormwater/MS4

Coordinator Justine Marshall. Ms. Marshall presented a quarterly report on projects that the Engineering Department was working on. She also reported on two conferences that she had recently attended. Mr. Ghandour mentioned that Ms. Marshall had received scholarships to attend a leadership conference.

 

5.4  Play >>  Mayor Fullmer asked Communications Manager Kathryn Newman to report on the

“Better Days” exhibit that would be in the Vineyard on May 31. Mayor Fullmer also mentioned that she had attended the opening of the new regional airport terminal in Provo, that the FrontRunner station was on track to open in July, and that the funding for the expansion of the Vineyard Connector should be solidified soon.

 

5.5  Play >> Ms. Newman explained that the city was fortunate to host a traveling exhibit,

sponsored by Better Days. The exhibit included a replica of the Martha Hughes Cannon statue that will be installed in the nation’s capitol. The exhibit would be on May 31 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. She mentioned that there would also be activities throughout the day to go along with the exhibit. At 6:00 pm there will be a panel discussion on empowering women with representatives from Timpanogos Regional and Mountain View Hospitals.

 

5.6   Play >> Vineyard Bicycle Advisory Commission Chair Caden Rhoton presented his

quarterly report. Mayor Fullmer asked what the response from residents was about the bicycle boulevard at the last commission meeting. Mr. Rhoton replied that there was some misinformation about the proposed plan for Holdaway Road and that the commission was able to explain the plan. There was a discussion about the process residents could go through for parking and traffic calming solutions. Mr. Rhoton continued his report.

 

5.7   Play >> Youth Council Mayor Holland Welch presented her quarterly report about events

that the Youth Council had participated in and future events they were planning. Ms. Marshall said that she had an idea for an art project and would coordinate with the youth council.

6.      CONSENT ITEMS

6.1  Approval of the May 6, 2022 City Council Executive Luncheon Minutes

6.2  Approval of the May 11, 2022, City Council Meeting Minutes

6.3  Approval of a Plat Amendment to The Lochs @ Waters Edge Plat F

6.4  Approval of a Plat Amendment to Lot 22, Edgewater at Geneva, A Planned Unit Development

6.5  Adoption of the CDBG Program Interlocal Agreement Amendment (Resolution 2022-13)

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS 6.1 THROUGH 6.5 AS PRESENTED. COUNCILMEMBER WELSH SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

7.      Appointments

7.1   Play >>  Utah Lake Authority Governing Board…………………….……………1 vacancy

With the advice and consent of the City Council, the City will appoint Mayor Fullmer to the new Utah Lake Authority Governing Board. (Resolution 2022-14)

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer explained that she held the position on the current Utah Lake Commission and was appointing herself to the new board. She then called for a motion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR JULIE FULLMER TO THE UTAH LAKE AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD. COUNCILMEMBER WELSH SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

8.      Presentations/recognitions/awards

No items were submitted.

 

 

9.      BUSINESS ITEMS

9.1  Play >>  Public hearing – Adopted Tentative Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget

The mayor and City Council will hear public comment regarding the adopted Tentative Fiscal Year 2022-2023 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 22.

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to open the public hearing.

  

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER WELSH MOVED TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:37 PM. COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mr. Mortensen gave a brief summation of the tentative budget.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for public comments.

 

Play >> Councilmember Welsh asked about pending changes to the old town hall property; the removal of the white house and the ground improvements. Mr. Mortensen replied that the removal of the house would be done under the current budget and the ground improvements would come out of next year’s budget. There was a discussion about the improvements.

 

Play >> Resident Matt Geddes, living in The Meadows subdivision, asked about the funds for the removal of the white house. Mr. Mortensen replied that staff was planning to tear down the white house in this fiscal year and if that did not happen they would have to reappropriate the funds in the next fiscal year.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to close the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:47 PM. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

9.2  PUBLIC HEARING – Transfer from Enterprise Funds to Internal Servies Fund

Finance Director David Mortensen will present recommendations to transfer enterprise funds to an internal service fund to pay for services such as facilities, fleet, and information systems. The City Council will hear public comment regarding these recommended transfers.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to open the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER WELSH MOVED TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:48 PM. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Mr. Geddes asked how staff had determined the amount that was being transferred from the Enterprise Funds to each fund. Mr. Mortensen explained that they were transferring money to the Internal Services Funds to cover costs. He said that he had used an allocation based on personnel, fleet, and facilities.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for additional public comments. Hearing none, she called for a motion to close the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:53 PM. COUNCILMEMBER WELSH SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 


 

9.3  Public hearing – Zoning Text Amendment (Ordinance 2022-06)

Community Development Director Morgan Brim is requesting a zoning map amendment for the site known as Geneva Nitrogen located at 1165 North Geneva Road, Vineyard, Utah 84059, Serial No. 17:022:0006 from I-1 Industrial to RC, Regional Commercial. The mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by ordinance.

(Following public comment by any member of the public who wish to be heard, this item will be continued to the July 13, 2022, City Council meeting.)

Play >> Mayor Fullmer explained that the discussion would be held on July 13, 2022. She then  called for a motion to open the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER WELSH MOVED TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:53 PM. COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for public comments. Hearing none, she called for a motion to continue to item to the July 13, 2022 City Council meeting.

 

 Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED KEEP THE PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AND CONTINUE BUSINESS ITEM 9.3, ZONING TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE JULY 13, 2022 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

     

9.4  DISCUSSION AND ACTIONApproval of an Increase to the Staffing Plan

City Manager Ezra Nair is requesting the approval of an increase to the staffing plan in the Communications Department, moving a part-time employee to full-time. The mayor and City Council will take appropriate action. (This item was continued from the May 11, 2022 City Council meeting.)

 

Play >> Mr. Nair explained the reason for the staffing request.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for questions for the council. Hearing none, she called for a motion.

 

Play >>  Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN MOVED TO APPROVE THE ADDITION TO THE STAFFING PLAN AS PRESENTED. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

10.  CLOSED SESSION

No closed session was held.

 

 

11.  ADJOURNMENT

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 6:55 PM. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

 

MINUTES APPROVED ON:   June 15 2022

 


CERTIFIED CORRECT BY:    /s/ Pamela Spencer

Pamela spencer, city recorder