MINUTES OF A REGULAR

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

City Council Chamber

125 South Main Street, Vineyard, Utah

April 24, 2024, at 6:00 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, Finance Director Kristie Bayles, Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour, Environmental Utilities Manager Sullivan Love, Parks and Recreation Director Brian Vawdrey, Special Events Coordinator Anna Nelson, City Recorder Pamela Spencer, and Deputy Recorder Tony Lara

 

Others Speaking: Residents Sonia McGrath, David Lauret, Nicole Francis, Karen Cornileous, Daria Evans, David Pearce, Kimberly Olsen, and Jim McGill; Paul Kenney with CRSA; Orem Fire Chief Marc Sanderson

 

 

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.

 

 

2.        PRESENTATIONS/RECOGNITIONS/AWARDS/PROCLAMATIONS

2.1.     Healthy Utah Award Presentation

 Play >>  City manager Eric Ellis presented the award to the City Council.

 

2.2.     Proclamation 2024-01

55th Annual Municipal Clerks Week

2.3.     Proclamation of Arbor Day 2024-02

Resolution to Proclaim April 26, 2024, as Arbor Day in Vineyard City

2.4.     Bike Month Proclamation 2024-03

2.5.     Building Safety Month Proclamation 2024-04

Play >> Mayor Fullmer presented the proclamations.


 

3.        WORK SESSION

FY25 Budget Discussion

Finance Director Kristie Bayles will lead a discussion regarding City Capital Projects and Employee Compensation

 

Play >> Finance Director Kristie Bayles reviewed the budget process and led a discussion regarding council priorities and City Capital Projects.

 

 Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen asked for more information about the roundabouts. Ms. Bayles gave a brief explanation. Public Works Director Naseem Ghandour explained that roundabouts were useful to help calm and move traffic. He mentioned that the modular roundabouts would save the city money. He also mentioned the locations that staff had looked for the modular roundabouts.

 

Play >> Councilmember Cameron shared concerns about adding a roundabout to 600 North. Mr. Ghandour explained the process they would go through before installing a roundabout. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Councilmember Cameron asked about the Tucker Row Park overpass design. Mr. Brim explained that the staff was working with the homeowner’s association and anticipated it being completed this year. Councilmember Cameron suggested they look at completing the Mill Road pedestrian overpass. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >>  Councilmember Rasmussen asked about the pickleball court. Mr. Vawdrey replied that they were hoping to complete that this year.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes asked about the July 1st fireworks show. Mr. Ellis replied that the city would be partnering with Jimmy Rex for the show. There was a discussion about the Capital Projects list and special events.

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen asked about the public works building extension. Mr. Ghandour explained that it was to add staff office space.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway mentioned that Walkara Way would not be city funded but it was listed as a priority. Mayor Fullmer noted that there had been a funding request from FFSL. There was a discussion about funding the Walkara way Project.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway noted that his asks were to evaluate city personnel expenses. Mayor Fullmer felt that these items were reviews of policy and that there would be a review of them as they pertained to the budget but were different from more specific line items. Councilmember Holdaway asked for a more granular breakdown of certain items instead of general categories, breaking it down to certain dollar amounts. Mayor Fullmer reiterated that she felt that those items were policy changes and that there would be deeper discussion about them as staff gathered information and made their reports. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Mr. Ellis reviewed employee compensation.

 

4.        PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Play >> Resident Sonia McGrath, living in the LeCheminant subdivision, wanted to share her concerns regarding social media groups, specifically the Vineyard Politico Facebook Group. She felt that private citizens were subject to ridicule or removed from the group if they expressed disagreement. She was concerned that this could lead to members of the public being prevented from engaging in meaningful political discourse. She mentioned that a screen shot from her personal account had been posted on the politico account that included pictures of her children. For the record, her children are off limits. She wanted to raise awareness about what she sees as intimidation.

 

Play >> Resident David Lauret, living on Holdaway Road, seconded the comment made about involving minors. He expressed concern about the connection between 400 South and Main Street.

 

Play >> Resident Nicole Francis, living in The Cottonwoods subdivision, asked about the unregulated rentals of houses in her neighborhood. She expressed concern with fire lanes near the homes that were violating the city code.

 

Play >> Resident Karen Cornelious, living in the Villas subdivision, read and then expressed her concerns with a motion made by former Councilmember Flake at the December 13, 2023, City Council meeting.

 

Play >> Resident Daria Evans, living in The Villas subdivision, thanked Cache Hancey and Brian Vawdrey for answering her questions at last night’s town hall. She expressed appreciation for the planting of native plants on the lake shore. She mentioned a concern about speeding on Vineyard Loop Road and speed limit signs in The Villas. She asked if Fire Forestry and State Lands (FFSL) would need to approve the Vineyard Beach improvement plans. She asked if the public would be able to see the criteria for Title 3 amendments.

 

Play >> Resident David Pearce, living in the Cascade subdivision, felt that Vineyard, like other cities, had its challenges and that we forget the positives in the city. He felt residents needed to be more positive towards each other.

 

Play >> Resident Kimberly Olsen, living in Lakefront Development, asked for more notice for town halls. She mentioned that she created council packets and suggested that they all include payment approval reports for all payments over $5,000, and update on revenue to expenditures. She asked if a maximum fiscal impact could be included for consent items. She reviewed the World Trade Center Utah conference and asked how the funds would be expensed and if there were any plans for future trips. She asked if Councilmember Rasmussen had received information about the Qualtrics contracts and what the purpose was for cell phones being paid for staff.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer responded to the public comments.

 

·       Holdaway Fields – staff will review the phasing

·       Rental enforcement – asked Ms. Francis to allow staff to follow up

·       December 13 meeting concerns – they would speak with legal

·       Speed and stop signs - speak with Mr. Ghandour to fill out a form for the stop signs

·       Title 3 - discussion tonight

·       FFSL - Mr. Ellis will explain the process.

·       Finance questions – work with finance team.

 

 

5.        MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS' REPORTS/DISCLOSURES/RECUSALS

Play >> Guidelines for decorum focus on city business.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway stated that he felt horrible about the posting of kids’ pictures on the political group. He stated that he was proud of the Vineyard Politico Facebook group. He said that he has gone on the page to tell people to knock it off.  

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen stated fact correction was that she used voter registry for her mass text. Councilmember Sifuentes wanted to say for the record that she did not agree with Councilmember Holdaway and that he did not tell people to calm down. She felt that he encouraged the discord. For the record call the politico group like it was and change the name. Councilmember Holdaway explained that it was a group of supporters wanting to give feedback on policies. He mentioned that there were certain people he did not allow in the group.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway addressed concerns with the General Ledger. He felt it would be advantageous to provide a monthly payment approval report. He wanted a public vote to put it on a future agenda. A discussion ensued on how to get things on future agendas.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED ADD TO A FUTURE AGENDA TO DISCUSS AND VOTE ON THE PAYMENT APPROVAL REPORT ON A MONTHLY BASIS. COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Councilmember Holdaway spoke about the world trade center ambassador approval process.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO ADD TO A FUTURE AGENDA A REVIEW OF THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF CONSENT ITEMS AND THE APPROVAL PROCESS. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway stated that with the public private partnership about travel. He asked how the ambassador process worked. Mayor Fullmer asked for clarification. There was a discussion about the membership and the mayor’s travel expenses. Mayor Fullmer explained that no taxpayer funds were used for her travel expenses. The discussion continued.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES ASKED TO PUT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER UTAH AS AN AGENDA ITEM TO REVIEW THE MEMBERSHIP AND HOW THE CITY BENEFITS, WHAT THE CITY PAYS, AND WHAT OTHER OPTIONS THEY COULD ADJUST THEIR MEMBERSHIP TO IF THEY FELT THAT A DIFFERENT LEVEL WAS APPROPRIATE.

 

A discussion ensued. Mr. Blakesley suggested that the motion be kept to membership, city expenditure, budgets and finances.

 

Amended Motion: TO DISCUSS THIS IN WORK SESSION.

 

The discussion continued.

 

Amended Motion: TO INCLUDE UTAH AEROSPACE. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway mentioned that he discussed a legislative bill and whether the city’s lobbyist was involved. He represents the city and felt that it was a conflict of interest. Councilmember Holdway moved to make a motion Discuss the lobbyist policy.

 

Play >> Mr. Blakesley clarified that they discussed the Utah laws and conflict of interest.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO PUT FORTH A CITY POLICY ON NOTIFICATION ABOUT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND THAT THE COUNCIL WAS MADE AWARE OF ADDITIONAL CLIENTS. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION.

 

There was a discussion about timing on the agenda items.

 

MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway stated that he wanted to be proactive on economic development and how many companies were coming to vineyard from the Europe trip. There was a discussion about adding this item to an agenda.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway met with FFSL and understood that Vineyard Beach was on their property.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO HAVE A WORK SESSION WITH FFSL AND WHAT THEY WOULD ALLOW.

 

A discussion ensued.

 

COUNCILMEMBER CAMERON SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.


 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN ASKED IF THEY COULD GET A REQUIREMENT FOR SIGNATURES ON CERTIFIED DOCUMENTS TO VERIFY WHO WAS RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM THE CITY AND WHO WAS NOT. ADD IT TO A FUTURE AGENDA. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen reported on the community garden plots, that she had met with Utah Waterways about a presentation and that Bike month would be in May and invited everyone to participate.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes reported that she had attended the Alpine School district’s board meeting and summarized the recommendations that had been presented on the potential district split. A discussion ensued. Mayor Fullmer suggested that they hold a work session to discuss the potential split with the school district. The discussion continued.

 

Play >> Councilmember Cameron thanked the staff for their efforts. She mentioned the Impact Vineyard Awards and asked who chose the recipients. There was a discussion about the awards process.

 

Play >> There was a discussion about meeting conduct.

 

Play >> A break was taken at 7:48 PM. The meeting resumed at 7:56 PM.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway asked to make a clarification and apology for a previous discussion during public comment, regarding a photo posted on social media that included minors.

 

 

*Business Item 8.2 Fire Station Purchase Approval was discussed at this time. Please see 8.2 below for the discussion and motion.

 

 

6.        CONSENT ITEMS

6.1.     Approval of the April 10, 2024, City Council FY25 Budget Session Minutes

6.2.     Approval of the April 10, 2024, City Council Meeting Minutes

6.3.     Planning Services Contract Renewals (Resolution 2024-10)

6.4.     Franchise Agreement with Dominion Energy (Ordinance 2024-06)

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer called for a motion. Councilmember Holdaway asked to remove item 6.3 for discussion.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER HOLDAWAY MOVED TO APPROVE CONSENT ITEMS 6.1, 6.2, AND 6.4. COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 6.3 Planning Services Contract Renewals (Resolution 2024-10)

Play >> Mr. Brim gave a brief explanation behind having the preapproved contracts.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway asked about the project process. Mr. Brim explained that the projects would come to the council for budget approval and that the council sets the priorities for the projects. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2024-10, APPROVING THE PLANNING SERVICES CONTRACT RENEWALS. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Councilmember Cameron reported on the Utah League of Cities and Towns (ULCT) Conference in St. George. She felt that it would be wise to take into consideration civil engagement on social media. A resounding message for her was to never trade efficiency for transparency.

 

 

7.        APPOINTMENTS

No appointments were made.

 

 

8.     BUSINESS ITEMS

8.1.       Discussion and Action - Municipal Code Title 3 Amendments (Ordinance 2024- 05)

City Attorney Jayme Blakesley will present recommended amendments to the Municipal Code Title 3 Meeting Procedures. The mayor and City Council will act to adopt (or deny) this request by ordinance.

 

 

Play >> Mr. Blakesley gave a brief overview of the recommended changes. He reviewed the added Section 3.12.020.

 

Play >>  Councilmember Holdaway expressed concern over changes to 3.04.030 (page 4) he felt that the requirement for members of the public to sign up prior to a meeting, if they wished to speak, was setting an unrealistic expectation. Councilmember Sifuentes clarified that this was for public comment. Councilmember Holdaway explained that his concerns came from the fact that the scheduled time for public comment was not always at the same time, and he did not want it to become a time burden for members of the public. Mr. Blakesley suggested that they could revise the wording better reflect the council’s intent.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway shared concerns regarding section C of Section 3.04.030 (page 5), that stated speakers offering duplicate comments may be limited. A discussion ensued.


 

Play >>  Councilmember Holdaway asked for clarification regarding Section 3.04.050 (Page 6) in which reports were asked to be “concise and focused on matters of public interest or council business.” To confirm that the language was not prohibitive of reports that may need to be longer.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway shared concerns regarding Section 3.04.070 (b)(1) (Page7). Councilmember Holdaway felt this was overly restrictive. Mr. Blakesley clarified the wording in the section, that it pertained to “significant requests.”

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway asked to amend language for Section 3.04.070 (E) (Page 8). He asked it be changed to city recorder, rather than city manager, with regards to making and presenting reports. There was a discussion and clarification that this applies specifically to GRAMA requests.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer asked a question related to section E as it relates to section F. It was decided for clarity and consistency that section E should be amended to direct the City Recorder and not the City Manager to maintain and present reports regarding information requests. Section F would be amended to allow for either the City Recorder or City Manager to prioritize those requests based on needs and availability of resources.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway asked for clarification that the sections of code discussed would not impact the public’s ability to request information under GRAMA.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway shared concerns regarding Section 3.04.080 (B) (Page8) specifically the section referring to requests for action or investigation. There was a discussion about the intent of the language. Councilmember Sifuentes felt there was not an issue with the wording. No changes were made.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway commented on 3.08.020 (E) (Page10) emergency meetings. He was grateful that it would stay consistent with state law.

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen thanked Mr. Blakesley for all his work on the matter.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer requested that the language of Section 3.12.020 (A) (Page15) be amended for clarity to direct the City Recorder and not the mayor to document communications and submit those to the City Council. Councilmember Holdaway asked if it could be publicly available. Mr. Blakesley clarified that any records kept as already directed by existing code would become public record and are therefore able to be requested publicly. Mr. Blakesley read the proposed amendment to 3.12.020.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES MOVED TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2024-5 WITH THE DISCUSSED CHANGES ENTERED INTO THE RECORD BY CITY ATTORNEY JAYME BLAKESLEY:

3.04.030

B. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO SPEAK MUST SIGN UP BEFORE THE MEETING BEGINS,

PROVIDINGPROVIDE THEIR NAME AND THE TOPIC THEY WISH TO DISCUSS.

3.04.070

B.        LIMITATIONS ON INFORMATION REQUESTS

1.         TO ENSURE THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF CITY SERVICES AND PREVENT UNDUE BURDEN ON STAFF RESOURCES, INDIVIDUAL COUNCILMEMBERS SHALL NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN TWO (2) SIGNIFICANT REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION AT ANY ONE TIME WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM THE CITY COUNCIL OR A DESIGNATED COMMITTEE.

 

E.         E. ANNUAL REVIEW OF INFORMATION REQUESTS THE CITY MANAGERCITY RECORDER SHALL COMPILE AN ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARIZING THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION REQUESTS RECEIVED, THE RESOURCES REQUIRED TO FULFILL THESE REQUESTS, AND ANY ISSUES ENCOUNTERED. THIS REPORT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION IN THE ADJUSTMENT OF THESE LIMITATIONS, IF NECESSARY.

 

F.         RESPECT FOR CITY RESOURCES TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF CITY RESOURCES FOR CORE MUNICIPAL PRIORITIES OR SERVICES, THE CITY RECORDER OR CITY MANAGER MAY PRIORITIZE REQUESTS BASED ON URGENCY, LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, AND RESOURCE AVAILABILITY. REQUESTS THAT RELATE TO UPCOMING BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OR THAT HAVE STRONG SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY, STAKEHOLDERS, OR KEY DECISION-MAKERS MAY BE GIVEN PRIORITY DUE TO THE BROADER INTEREST OR IMPACT.

 

3.12.020          NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL; DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING(ADDED)

A.        A COPY OF EACH FORMAL OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION MADE BY THE MAYOR SHALL BE DOCUMENTED AND SUBMITTED TO THE CITY RECORDER. THE CITY RECORDER SHALL TRANSMIT A COPY TO MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE CITY RECORDER

NO LATER THAN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF COMMUNICATION.

 

B.        THE CITY RECORDER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THESE RECORDS IN A SECURE AND

SYSTEMATIC MANNER ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT CITY RECORDS MANAGEMENT POLICY AND THE

REQUIREMENTS OF STATE LAW.

 

C.        THE RECORDS OF THE MAYOR’S FORMAL OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS SHALL BE CONSIDERED PUBLIC

RECORDS AND SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC, SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS AS PROVIDED BY

LAW.

COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

8.2.       Fire Station Purchase Approval

The Community Development Department is requesting approval to allow the City Manager to enter into a contract with Home Center Construction and Orem City for land purchase and construction of a residential fire station.

 

Play >>  Mayor Fullmer introduced item 8.2 and turned the time over to Community Development Director Morgan Brim.

 

Play >> Mr. Brim introduced the firehouse (home) plans. He then turned the time over to Paul Kenny with CRSA.

 

Play >> Mr. Kenny gave an overview of the plans for a firehouse in the Cottonwoods subdivision.

 

Play >> Mayor Fullmer expressed her excitement about this project. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Fire Chief Marc Sanderson with Orem Fire thanked the council for being flexible with the firehouse. He stated that this would be a quicker way to get a fire station in the city.

 

Play >> Ms. Francis expressed concern about the testing equipment, lights and sirens, etc. Chief Sanderson replied that they were addressing the parking issues, that lights and sirens would depend on the nature of the call. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes expressed concerns about average call per day in Vineyard. Fire Chief Sanderson stated the amount can vary but that the average is approximately 1.3 per day. Councilmember Sifuentes asked for clarification about parking and red curbing to give enough room for the fire trucks. Mr. Brim explained the parking plans. Councilmember Sifuentes asked about children in the area and if there was an option to have flashing lights posted to warn the children. Chief Sanderson explained that the lights and sirens as well as the staff maintaining the speed limit when exiting will help alleviate that concern. He further answered questions about the parking and the intent to have the employees park in the off-street parking. There was a discussion about staffing and the timeframe for implementation. Councilmember Sifuentes asked about timelines for the next fire station. Mayor Fullmer felt the questions could be better answered when they were discussing phasing. Chief Sanderson mentioned that the current contracts were being renegotiated to better reflect cost and be more transparent. A discussion ensued.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes asked if they talk about the timeline in general. Director Brim reviewed the steps taken and a brief timeline of events that have led to tonight’s discussion.

 

Play >> Councilmember Sifuentes stated that her concerns had been answered and suggested that resident’s concerns be addressed.

 

Play >> Mr. Brim noted that some next steps and planning regarding the land use process and site permits. Those will begin to take place next month.


 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway mentioned that he had reached out to Vineyard and Orem residents to get their options on a community firehouse. He asked why they could not invest in a full fire station. Chief Sanderson replied that based on traffic patterns and growth, he would never recommend building a full station at this time in the city’s development.

 

Play >> Councilmember Holdaway, stated for the record, that Chief Sanderson was the professional and not a vineyard resident, therefore it can be assumed that he was both a subject matter expert as well as not feeling political pressure to ask for more or less than what is needed. Chief Sanderson reaffirmed his commitment that the staff of the fire house would be “good neighbors.” A discussion about zoning ensued.

 

Play >> Councilmember Rasmussen felt that the fire house would be an opportunity for the residents to create a children’s book to be kept in the city’s library.

 

Play >> Chief Sanderson stated that they would be open to future discussions and would like to make it to any town halls or public meetings regarding the firehouse so they can help address concerns.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN MOVED TO PERMIT THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH HOME CENTER CONSTRUCTION AND OREM CITY TO PURCHASE LAND AND CONSTRUCT A RESIDENTIAL FIRE STATION FACILITY NOT TO EXCEED $1,700,000. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Play >> Resident Jim McGill, living on Lakeview Drive, offered his support of the fire house and what a wonderful thing this was for the community.

 

8.3.       ARCH Grant Policy Manual and Application (Resolution 2024-11)

Play >>  Special Event Coordinator Anna explained the grant policy manual and application process that the ARCH commission would use to utilize RAP (Recreation, Arts, and Park) tax funds.

 

 Play >>  The council expressed its gratitude for all the hard work putting together the manual and application.

 

Play >> Motion: COUNCILMEMBER RASMUSSEN MOVED TO ADOPT RESOLUTION 2024-11 AS PRESENTED. COUNCILMEMBER SIFUENTES SECONDED THE MOTION. ROLL CALL WENT AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR FULLMER, COUNCILMEMBERS CAMERON, HOLDAWAY, RASMUSSEN, AND SIFUENTES VOTED YES. THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

9.        CLOSED SESSION

No closed session was held.


 

10.     ADJOURNMENT

Mayor Fullmer adjourned the meeting at 9:22 PM.

 

 

MINUTES APPROVED ON:    May 8th 2024

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CERTIFIED CORRECT BY: 

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