Aurora City Council Minutes



SEPTEMBER 2019 CITY COUNCIL MINUTES ARE THE LATEST APPROVED MINUTES....  OUR OCTOBER CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES WILL BE APPROVED DURING OUR NOVEMBER 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  I KNOW THAT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE FAR BEHIND, BUT IT GIVES THE CITY COUNCIL A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE MINUTES FOR ERRORS BEFORE THEY ARE POSTED TO THE PUBLIC.

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CITY OF AURORA

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019

FINAL

City Council Meeting-

 

Mayor Daven Quarnberg welcomed everyone to the city council meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Mayor Quarnberg informed the public that the time place and agenda of the meeting had been placed on the state notice website and provided to the Salina Sun newspaper via the state website notification system. Each member of the city council also received notice of the meeting and agenda at least two days prior to the meeting.  The notice and agenda were also posted at the Aurora City Office Building, the US Post Office lobby and on the auroracity.org website.  Clint Johnson offered an opening expression of choice.

 

PRESENT:        Mayor: Daven Quarnberg

                        Council Member: Denton Mason

Council Member: Jim Harrison

                        Council Member: Andy Rasmussen

                        Council Member: Kelly Mason

                        Council Member: Nancy Kennedy

                        Maintenance Supervisor: Dan Rasmussen

 

STAFF PRESENT:  Clint Johnson, City Recorder

EXCUSED:          

 

VISITORS:  James and Adam Perschon, Linda Bertelseon, Jordan and Kelby Bosh, Kent Mickelsen, Kevin Farnsworth, Debra Yardley and Mickie McKenzie

 

1-      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE-

 

The Aurora City Council began their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

 

 

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2-      APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

The Aurora City Council reviewed the minutes of the August 19, 2019 meeting where a minor change was made. 

 

Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to approve the minutes as corrected. Council Member Jim Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by Council Members Rasmussen, Kennedy, D. Mason, K. Mason and Harrison.

 

 

 

3-      OPEN SESSION-

 

Linda Bertelson-  Ms. Bertelson came forward to request help with neighbors who have constant dogs barking and have four dogs.  The neighbors are struggling with constant dog issues at the home of Marshall Hansen. 

Kevin Farnsworth- Mr. Farnsworth also discussed dog issues in his neighborhood.  There is a dog located at Sherrie Memmott’s home that is constantly barking and annoying the neighborhood. 

The Council determined that a letter should be sent to these individuals with a visit from the Aurora City Police Chief.  A discussion will be held with these individuals to see if the problem can be fixed.  The matter of four dogs, in violation of Aurora City ordinance, was also discussed.  Clint was directed to prepare the letters and get them to Chief McLean and Mrs. McKenzie.

Debra Yardley- Ms. Yardley addressed the Council concerning the Ainge property next to their home.  Ms. Yardley stated that the home and grounds are in bad condition and causing problems in the neighborhood.  It was stated that Mr. Ainge was living with family in Arizona during rehab after an accident.  Clint was directed to get in touch with Mr. Ainge and discuss the issue.

 

 

4-      EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS-

 

James Perschon-  Eagle Scout candidate James Pershon attending Council Meeting to ask Aurora City for permission to clean up the Archery Range for his Eagle Scout Project.  Mr. Pershon stated that there are 14 different target areas and he would

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like to clean up the debris and straw bales.  He would also like to repair the rock paths and tarps.  The Council approved the request.

Kelby Bosh-  Kelby Bosh would like to prepare flag poles and flags to be placed on the West side of Main Street for display during holidays.  The Council directed Mr. Bosh where to place the holes along the sidewalk.  Kelby’s father stated that he will assist with the project and will make Main Street look nice during holidays.  The Council approved the request.

 

5-      DEPARTMENT REVIEWS-

 

Planning Commission-   Council Member Nancy Kennedy informed the Council that the Planning Commission was working on Section 5-Business Licenses in the Aurora City Ordinance Book.  Mr. Mickelsen made a request that the Planning Commission put their work on the ordinances on pause and move sub-divisions requirements to the top of the list.  Mr. Mickelsen felt that there is a need to relook at the subdivision ordinances and try to provide a way to make housing and building lots in the city more affordable.  The City Council agreed and the next issue before the Planning Commission will be sub-division requirements review. 

Fire Department-  The Aurora City Council was informed that the Aurora City Fire Department is holding an open house on Monday October 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm. 

Parks and Recreation-  The new sign at the West Park was now in place to notify citizens that keys are available at the city office for entrance into the rodeo arena. 

Maintenance-  City Maintenance Manager Dan Rasmussen informed the Council that they have been replacing some of the cement rings around the man holes in some of the areas around town. 

 

6-      2nd READING CRIMINAL CODE ORDINANCE-

 

The City Council reviewed the proposed criminal code ordinance. 

 

City Council Member Nancy Kennedy moved to approve the new Criminal Code Ordinance.  Council Member Kelly mason seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members Kennedy, Rasmussen, Harrison, D. Mason and K. Mason.

 

 

 

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7-      LT. GOVERNOR VISIT-

  

    Mayor Quarnberg informed the City Council Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will be visiting Aurora City on Friday September 27th at 5:45 pm.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that this is a campaign visit but will also be a good time to get to know Mr. Cox and discuss some of the issues facing Aurora City.  Council Member Nancy Kennedy will prepare a light refreshment for the attendees.  Mr. Johnson was directed to inform the public of the visit on Facebook and with a sign at the Post Office.

 

8-      MAIN STREET PROJECT-

 

     Mayor Quarnberg informed the Council that easements have finally been obtained for the Main Street Project and that construction would begin soon.

 

9-      RESOLUTION CANCELLING THE MUNICIPAL ELECTION-

 

     Mr. Johnson informed the Council that the State of Utah allows municipalities to cancel an election if the number of candidates is the same as the number of open positions.  Notices of the resolution will need to be posted and the election will need to be canceled before October 16, 2019.

 

Council Member Nancy Kennedy moved to approve the resolution cancelling the municipal election for 2019.  Council Member Denton Mason seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members:  Kennedy, D. Mason, K. Mason, Rasmussen and Harrison.

 

10-  RECERTIFICATION OF THE AURORA CITY JUSTICE COURT-

 

     Mr. Johnson informed the Council that the Aurora City Justice Court is up for recertification.  This process is done every four years.  The process includes a resolution from the Aurora City Council, a letter from the Aurora City attorney and a document signed by the Justice Court Judge. 

 

Council Member Denton Mason moved to have Aurora City Council recertify the Aurora City Justice Court.  Council Member Jim Harrison seconded the motion.  The

 

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motion was approved by members:  D. Mason, Harrison, K. Mason, Kennedy and Rasmussen.

 

11-  REVIEW OF CULINARY WATER USE REPORT AND PAST DUE ACCOUNTS-

 

The city council reviewed each report.

 

12-    REVIEW OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION, BUDGET AND EXPENDITURES

 

 The city council reviewed each report.

 

13-   ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR-

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the Council that the Sevier County Commissioners would like to attend our next city council meeting to discuss the upcoming bond election.  The Mayor also asked for ideas concerning the replacement of Brett Blackburn.  Mr. Blackburn will be done with his work at the end of September and someone would need to be available to help Mr. Rasmussen at periodic times throughout the winter.  Mr. Blackburn has stated that he is finished with the job and would not be available for help. 

 

14-  CLOSED SESSION-

 

    There was no need for the Council to go into a closed session.

 

15-  ADJOURNMENT-

 

The council concluded their meeting at 9:40 pm and a closing expression of choice was given by Nancy Kennedy.

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Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________