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MINUTES OF A REgular

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chambers

125 South Main Street, Vineyard, Utah

November 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM

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Present                                                     Absent                                         

Mayor Julie Fullmer

Councilmember Tyce Flake

Councilmember Mardi Sifuentes

Councilmember Cristy Welsh

Councilmember Amber Rasmussen

 

Staff Present: City Manager Ezra Nair, City Attorney Jayme Blakesley, Lieutenant Holden Rockwell with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Finance Director David Mortensen, Community Development Director Morgan Brim, Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour, Environmental Utilities Manager Sullivan Love, Planner Anthony Fletcher, Planning Commission Chair Bryce Brady, and Deputy Recorder Heidi Jackman

 

Others speaking: Residents Daria Evans, Kim and Karen Cornelius, and Brandon Valley with the Orem Fire Department.

 

 

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

Play >> Mayor Fullmer opened the meeting at 6:00 PM. Councilmember Sifuentes gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Play >> Councilmember Tyce Flake read a Veteran’s Day poem.

 

 

2.      Work Session

No items were submitted.

 

 

3.      Public Comments

                                                                                                                                      

Play >> Resident Daria Evans, living in the Villas subdivision, said that she really enjoyed the Blizzard Race put on by the city. Ms. Evans stated she saw the Vineyard City Facebook Live and thought the sellers’ market looked promising. She asked about the connector road and if sound barriers would be put up before the work was done. Public Works Director Naseem Gandour responded that he was working with the Department of Transportation (UDOT) concerning the sound barriers. Ms. Evans expressed concerns about the repurposing city hall into a fire station and the safety regarding it. Ms. Evans also asked a question about smart cities SRT labs, and the projects they were working on. Ms. Evans also asked if she could comment on consent item 6.2 regarding the Vehicle Leasing Agreement and expressed concerns about prices of fleet vehicles. City Manager Ezra Nair responded that the city had researched the vehicles and responded to her concerns.

 

Play >> Resident Kim Cornelius, living in the Villas subdivision, thanked Councilmember Flake for his service in the military. Mr. Cornelius read an email sent from Councilmember Amber Rasmussen regarding the upcoming election. Mayor Fullmer responded that he would need to meet with Councilmember Rasmussen to discuss what the email said.

 

Play >> Resident Karen Cornelius, living in Villas subdivision, thanked Councilmember Flake for his service in the military. Ms. Cornelius asked for clarification regarding residents sharing their concerns about the hiring of Eric Ellis at the previous City Council meeting. Mayor Fullmer responded to her concerns. City Attorney Jayme Blakesley also responded to her concerns.

 

4.      Mayor and COUNCILMEMBERS’ REPORTS/DISCLOSURES/RECUSALS

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen reported on kindness week and the Growth and Prosperity Summit. She said that this month the State Privacy Office would come and do a privacy health check at the city offices.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes gave an update on the holiday lighting tree ceremony on November 27, 2023, at Penny Springs Park.

 

Play >> Councilmember Welsh wanted to address some questions residents had on Comcast coming to the area. Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour gave an update on the project.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer thanked City Manager Ezra Nair for his service.

 

 

5.      STAFF, COMMISSION, and committee REPORTS                                

5.1  Play >> City Manager Ezra Nair thanked everyone for serving as public employees and the

residents who take the time to voice their concerns. He said he was grateful to have worked for the city. 

 

5.2  Play >> Planning Commission Chair Bryce Brady reported on a work session they held

regarding The Homesteads Development.

 

 

6.      CONSENT ITEMS

6.1  Approval of the October 25, 2023, City Council Meeting Minutes

6.2  Unified Fleet Services Vehicle Leasing Agreement (Resolution 2023-44)

6.3  Deed Acceptance for Penny Springs Park Parcel (Resolution 2023-45)

6.4  Approval of 2 ILAs with CUWCD (Resolution 2023-46)

a)      Approval of CWP 1600 North Turnout Vault Funding Agreement

b)      Approval of License Agreement for Pipeline

6.5   Approval and Acceptance of Tucker Row Open Space (Resolution 2023-47)

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer asked the council if anyone wanted to discuss Consent Item number 6.2.

Play >>  Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, AND 6.5. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >>  Mayor Fullmer opened the discussion for consent item 6.2. Councilmember Sifuentes wanted clarification on the pricing of the vehicles. Mr. Nair responded with information about the government program they were using, and a discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO APPROVE CONSENT ITEM 6.2. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN 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  Planning Commission

Mayor Fullmer, with the advice and consent of the council, will appoint new members to the Planning Commission.

 

Play >> No appointment was made at this time.

 

 

8.   Presentations/recognitions/awards/PROCLAMATIONS

8.1  One Kind Act Presentation

Play >>  Presentation was postponed.

 

 

9.      BUSINESS ITEMS

9.1   DISCUSSION AND ACTION – Adoption of the Vineyard City Fiscal Year 2023 – 2024 Budget Amendment #1 (Resolution 2023-41) (A public hearing was held for this item on October 25, 2023.)

Finance Director David Mortensen will present proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget. The mayor and city council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution. (This item was continued from the October 25, 2023, City Council Meeting.)

 

Play >>  Finance Director David Mortensen presented the budget. Mayor Fullmer asked for clarification about the part time library position. Mr. Mortensen explained where the funds came from in the budget and a discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2023-41 APPROVING THE VINEYARD CITY FISCAL YEAR 2023-2024 BUDGET AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE AS PRESENTED BY STAFF. COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

9.2  PUBLIC HEARING – Homesteads Pod 1 Live/Work Development Agreement (Resolution 2023-) (This item is being postponed to the 12/13/2023 City Council Meeting).

City Manager Ezra Nair will present the Homesteads Pod 1 Live/Work Development Agreement. The Mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO CONTINUE THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE HOMESTEAD POD ONE, LIVE/WORK DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO THE DECEMBER 13, 2023 CITY COUNCIL MEETING. COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Community Development Director Morgan Brim stated that the Planning Commission sent out additional notice for the Public Hearing regarding business item 9.2.

 

9.3  DISCUSSION AND ACTIONConsolidated Fee Schedule Public Hearing (Resolution 2023-48)

Finance Director, David Mortensen will present proposed amendments to the Consolidated Fee Schedule. The Mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:51 PM. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >>  Finance Director David Mortensen gave an overview of the amendments. Mr. Mortensen then turned the time over to Brandon Valley from the Orem Fire Department.

 

Play >>  Mr. Valley spoke on the importance of the fire inspections and a discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 6:56 PM. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2023-48 APPROVING THE CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE AS PRESENTED BY STAFF AND THE OREM FIRE DEPARTMENT. COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. 

 

          9.3 DISCUSSION AND ACTIONApproval of the 2024 City Council Meeting   Schedule (Resolution 2023-49)

Deputy Recorder, Heidi Jackman will present the annual calendar for discussion and approval. The Mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution.

 

Play >> Deputy Recorder, Heidi Jackman presented dates from the meeting schedule that the council may want to cancel.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2023-49, 2024 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE WITH THE NOTED CHANGES OF CANCELLING OUR MEETINGS ON FEBRUARY 14TH AND JULY 24TH. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN 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

Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER FLAKE MOVED TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 6:58 PM. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS FLAKE, RASMUSSEN, SIFUENTES, AND WELSH VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.                                                                     

 

 

MINUTES APPROVED ON:    December 6, 2023              

 

CERTIFIED CORRECT BY:   /s/Heidi Jackman

heidi jackman, deputy Recorder