MINUTES OF A REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chambers

125 South Main Street, Vineyard, Utah

April 10, 2024, at 6:11 PM


 

 

Present                                                  Absent           

Mayor Julie Fullmer                                         

Councilmember Sara Cameron

Councilmember Jacob Holdaway

Councilmember Amber Rasmussen

Councilmember Mardi Sifuentes

 

Staff Present: City Manager Eric Ellis, City Attorney Jayme Blakesley, Lieutenant Holden Rockwell with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Building Official Cris Johnson, Community Development Director Morgan Brim, Planner Cache Hancey, Finance Director Kristie Bayles, Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour, Environmental Utilities Manager Sullivan Love, Environmental Utilities Crew Lead Chris Jackson, and City Recorder Pamela Spencer

 

Others Speaking: Residents Daria Evans, Karen and Kim Cornileous

 

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER/INVOCATION/INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 Play >> Mayor Fullmer opened the meeting at 6:11 PM. Councilmember Cameron gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

2.       WORK SESSION

No work items were submitted.

 

 

3.       PUBLIC COMMENTS

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for public comments. She recognized Representative Abbot in attendance.

 

Play >> Resident Daria Evans living in The Villas subdivision, thank Councilmember Rasmussen for getting the fencing for garden plots. She asked about the fire station and the location of the firehouse. She asked about the budget meeting being opened to the public. City Recorder Pamela Spencer explained that the doors were shut due to external noise. Ms. Evans asked if the City Council and Utah City were working towards solutions to the parking issue on Main Street (north of the Vineyard Connector) and Utah Transit Authority (UTA) parking lot.

Play >> Resident Karen Cornelious, living in The Villas subdivision, mentioned that she did not hate Vineyard, just some of the things that were going on. She asked about the consent item on the December 13, 2023 City Council agenda and if there had been a discussion in previous meetings about the World Trade Center membership. She also asked about the Municipal Code amendment Ordinance 2023-32 and how they could change it.

 

Play >> Resident Kim Cornelous, living in The Villas subdivision, mentioned that he had been voted in as a delegate and had hosted a candidates night at a clubhouse where five (5) candidates attended including Representative Nelson Abbott. He asked why the city was paying a lobbyist when we could be using Representative Abbott free to the city.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer answered the public comments.

·        Fire station – Mr. Brim could show her the location after the meeting

·        Parking issue – It is a UTA Parking lot

·        Consent Items – the WTC was discussed in a retreat and then a public meeting and then voted on again.

·        Meeting with a 4-1 vote. She said that they could review the requirement for bringing something back to council.

·        State Legislation – Jeff Hartley explained the bill at the previous council. The council discussed ways to set parameters around special sessions.

·        Why a lobbyist – in the last retreat they agreed to review how the city was using the lobbyist

 

 

4.       MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS/DISCLOSURES/RECUSALS

Play >> Councilmember Cameron asked about comcast boxes. Reach out to Comcast and Naseem about what was happening. A discussion ensued about using the original Utah Flag. The goal was to fly the state flag as much as possible unless the state prohibited.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes reported on attending an East Geneva tour, an Alpine School District survey for the potential split. She met with the district regarding location of special needs classrooms, safer routes for kids on the east side of the train tracks. She also reported that there would be a meeting for Huntsman working towards planning.

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen reported on the fencing for the community garden, and that there would be ARCH Commission meeting next week.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway felt they should advertise the budget meetings at least a week in advance. He mentioned that he had deputized CPAs to work on the general ledger and felt that the city should have a public facing ledger. A discussion ensued. City Attorney Jayme Blakesley clarified the sharing of the general ledger. Councilmember Holdaway felt that the city should spell out acronyms for the public view and post the agendas seven (7) days in advance. He asked for a follow up on the fire house. Community Development Director Morgan Brim explained that they would get the notices out next week. Councilmember Sifuentes asked if they could collaborate with the developer to pass along the firehouse information to homeowners. Councilmember Holdaway noted that he had been able to work with Representative Nelson. He mentioned that he wanted to put things behind them. He also mentioned the Walkara Way process.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion to nominate a mayor pro tempore.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY NOMINATED COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES AS MAYOR PRO TEMPORE. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE NOMINATION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mayor Fullmer and Councilmember Rasmussen left the meeting at 6:53 PM.

 

5.       CONSENT ITEMS

5.1.      Approval of the March 27, 2024, City Council Meeting Minutes

5.2.      Approval of the 2024 Municipal Wastewater Management Planning Program Annual Report

Play >> Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for a motion. Councilmember Holdaway asked to pull item 4.2 for discussion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON MOVED TO APPROVE CONSENT ITEM 5.1. COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

Play >>  5.2 Approval of the 2024 Municipal Wastewater Management Planning Program Annual Report

 

Play >> There was a discussion about the report. Environmental Utilities Crew Lead Chris Jackson gave an overview of the report. The discussion continued.

 

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for a motion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO APPROVE ITEM 5.2 APPROVAL OF THE 2024 MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT PLANNING PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

6.         APPOINTMENTS

No names were submitted.

 

 

7.         PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS/PROCLAMATIONS

No items were submitted.


 

8.       BUSINESS ITEMS

8.1.      Public Hearing - Consolidated Fee Schedule Changes (Resolution 2024-08)

City Manager Eric Ellis will present proposed amendments to the Consolidated Fee Schedule. The Mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by resolution.

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for a motion to open the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: Councilmember Holdaway moved to open the public hearing at 6:59 PM. Councilmember Cameron seconded the motion. Mayor Pro Tempore Sifuentes, Councilmembers Cameron and Holdaway voted yes. The motion carried with two absent.

 

Play >> City Attorney Eric Ellis presented the consolidated fee amendments.

 

Play >> Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes clarified that the last page was for developers. She asked about the tree replacement fee. A discussion ensued about who pays for a damaged tree.

 

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

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:05 PM. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for questions from the council.

 

 Play >> Councilmember Holdaway felt that they needed more time to discuss the changes. He asked about the increases. Mr. Ellis explained that it was sewer rate increases and were passed through to Timpanogos Special Service District (TSSD). A discussion ensued about sewer rates. Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour explained that they would notify the citizens in advance of the increase. There was a discussion about using social media. Mr. Blakesley clarified that they could not vote on items not on the agenda but could give direction to staff to notice it appropriately. The discussion continued about adding items to the motion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO ADOPTED RESOLUTION 2024-08 CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE CHANGES AS PRESENTED. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

8.2.      Public Hearing - Vineyard City Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget Amendment #4 (Resolution 2024-09)

City Manager Eric Ellis 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.

 

Play >> Mr. Ellis reviewed the budget amendments. There was a discussion about the 11-acre parcel. Mr. Ellis continued the review. There was a discussion about the TAG Grant (Technical Assistance Grant).

 

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for a motion to open the public hearing.

 

Play >> Motion: Councilmember Holdaway moved to open the public hearing at 7:20 PM. Councilmember Cameron seconded the motion. Mayor Pro Tempore Sifuentes, Councilmembers Cameron and Holdaway voted yes. The motion carried with two absent.

 

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for public comments.

 

Play >> Ms. Evans asked for clarification on the TAG Grant. Mr. Brim replied that it was for Mill Road and would provide a masterplan for way-finding signage throughout the city.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON MOVED TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AT 7:21 PM. COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for questions from the council.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway asked about spending funds on planning something on state lands. He expressed concern with planning the beach front plans. Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes asked if any of the areas being planned were on state lands. Mr. Brim explained that the designs were on Vineyard property and that the planning contract would be done through Mountainland of Governments (MAG). The discussion continued. There was also a discussion about trails and bike usage.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2024-09 FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET AMENDMENT #4 AS PRESENTED. COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

 

9.         CLOSED SESSION

Play >> Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes called for a motion to go into a closed session.


 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO HOLD A CLOSED SESSION TODAY ON APRIL 10 AT 7:32 PM, TO GO INTO A CLOSED SESSION TO HOLD A STRATEGY SESSION TO DISCUSS PENDING OR REASONABLY IMMINENT LITIGATION. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR PRO TEMPORE SIFUENTES, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON AND HOLDAWAY VOTED YES. MAYOR FULLMER AND COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN WERE EXCUSED. THE MOTION CARRIED WITH TWO ABSENT.

 

 

10.      ADJOURNMENT

Play >> Mayor pro tempore Sifuentes adjourned the meeting at 7:33 PM.

 

 

MINUTES APPROVED ON:    April 24, 2024

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CERTIFIED CORRECT BY:  

    Pamela Spencer, CIty Recorder
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