Aurora City Council Minutes


 I KNOW IT SEEMS LIKE THE MINUTES ARE BEHIND, BUT REMEMBER ONLY APPROVED MINUTES ARE POSTED.  USUALLY THE MINUTES FROM A CITY COUNCIL MEETING ARE APPROVED THE FOLLOWING MONTH.  FOR INSTANCE, MAY 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES WILL BE APPROVED AT THE JUNE 2021 CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND THEN POSTED FOLLOWING THAT MEETING.

 

City of Aurora

City Council Meeting     

April 18, 2022

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CITY OF AURORA

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

APRIL 18, 2022

FINAL

     The Aurora City Council came to order at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Quarnberg informed the public that proper notice for the city council meeting had been given.  

Jim Harrison gave an opening expression of choice, and the Council recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

PRESENT:        Mayor: Daven Quarnberg

                        Council Member:  Jim Harrison

Council Member: Kelly Mason

                        Council Member:  Kent Mickelsen

                        Council Member: Andy Rasmussen

                        Council Member: Nancy Kennedy

 

STAFF PRESENT:  Clint Johnson, City Recorder

                        Maintenance Manager:  Jordon Bosh

                       

EXCUSED:       

 

VISITORS:  Lora Fielding (Salina Sun), Parker Vercimak, Greg Jensen

 

City Council Meeting-

 

1-      APPROVAL OF MINUTES-

 

The City Council reviewed the minutes of the March 21, 2022 Council meeting. 

 

City Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to accept the minutes of the March 21, 2022 meeting.  City Council Member Jim Harrison seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members:  Mickelsen, Mason, Rasmussen, Kennedy and Harrison.

 

 

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April 18, 2022

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2-      GREG JENSEN – CANDIDATE FOR SEVIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER-

 

Mr. Greg Jensen, candidate for Sevier County Commissioner came before the Aurora City Council to discuss issues he sees with Sevier County.  Mr. Jensen discussed his ability to do the job, some ideas about streamlining finances and planning for the future.  Mr. Jensen also discussed how to help businesses in the County to grow and be profitable. 

 

3-      CULINARY WATER PROJECT UPDATE-

 

Jones and DeMille Engineer Parker Vercimak informed the City Council about the progress of the culinary water project.  Mr. Vercimak stated that things with the project were progressing well.  The project was having a few issues with supply chain problems and getting some of the material needed for the pump house.  Mr. Vercimak also discussed how the city would like to have the solar panel installed at Denmark Wash and also some changes made to the chlorine building.

 

4-      EMERGENCY PLAN UPDATE-

 

The Aurora City Council conducted their yearly review of the emergency plan.  Some changes were made with the assets list and changes to some of the people responsible for the plan.  Mr. Johnson was directed to make the necessary changes and then email a copy of the updated version to the City Council Members.

 

5-      TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE AND REQUEST FROM SEVIER COUNTY AND JONES AND DEMILLE

 

Mr. Johnson reported that he had been contacted by Jones and DeMille who had been hired by Sevier County to update the transportation plan and to identify problem areas surrounding Aurora City where changes to the transportation plan could be made.  The Council generally felt that currently the roads coming into and out of Aurora were the best that they could be.  One area of concern was the Lost Creek intersection, a turning lane would be helpful on the busy highway.  Many residents who live in the East side of Aurora and are heading toward Richfield and returning from Richfield feel that the intersection can be dangerous.

 

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April 18, 2022

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6-      DEPARTMENT REVIEWS-

 

Jim Harrison-  Mr. Harrison informed the Council that BeLinda Gibb was retiring from cleaning the scout cabin.  Mr. Harrison stated that Tresha King had been approached and agreed to replace Ms. Gibb. 

Kelly Mason-  Mr. Mason stated that the North Sevier Recreation was moving forward and that there were some questions regarding how to expand the facility.  The weight room area was being used a lot and many patrons were complaining that the facility is crowded.  The board is exploring ways to make the facility capable of handling more patrons.

Nancy Kennedy-  Ms. Kennedy stated that the planning commission had held their meeting in the month of April and had also attended a training meeting hosted by Sevier County.  The meeting was well attended and many good things were heard.

Andy Rasmussen-  Mr. Rasmussen discussed what has been done for the upcoming 4th of July celebration. 

 

7-       REVIEW OF WATER USE REPORTS, BUDGET, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, REVIEW OF THE CHECK REGISTER AND SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

 

The City Council reviewed all of the reports.

 

8-      ITEMS FROM MAYOR QUARNBERG-

 

Mayor Quarnberg discussed a round table discussion he had been a part of with Representative Chris Stewart.  Mayor Quarnberg also discussed the CIB list and upcoming projects that Aurora City would be interested in.  It was determined that Aurora City should wrap up the culinary water project first and then move forward with other projects.

 

 

9-      ITEMS FROM THE CITY RECORDER-

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Mr. Johnson informed the Council that he appreciated the help of the City Council and Planning Commission during the Easter Egg hunt.  Mr. Johnson felt the event was a good and would hopefully grow in the future. 

 

10-   ADJOURNMENT-

 

The Council completed their business and the meeting was adjourned at 9:15 pm with Clint Johnson offering a closing expression of choice.

 

 

 

 

Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________