Aurora City Council Minutes


City of Aurora

City of Aurora

City Council Meeting

August 20, 2018

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CITY OF AURORA

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

AUGUST 20, 2018

FINAL

 

Mayor Daven Quarnberg called the city council meeting to order 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.  Jim Harrison offered an opening expression of choice.

 

PRESENT:        Mayor: Daven Quarnberg

                        Council Member: Kelly Mason

                        Council Member: Andy Rasmussen

                        Council Member: Denton Mason

Council Member: Nancy Kennedy

                        Council Member: Jim Harrison

 

                        Maintenance Supervisor: Dan Rasmussen

 

STAFF PRESENT:  Clint Johnson, City Recorder

 

VISITORS:  Wes Malmgren, Luella Cosby, Howard Lewis, Linda Richens, Tony Gubler and Tyson Hansen.

 

1-      APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

The Aurora City Council reviewed the minutes of the July 16, 2018 meeting.

 

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

 

 

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2-      OPEN SESSION

 

No one came forward to address the city council.

 

3-      DAY CARE REQUEST- LINDA RICHENS

 

Linda Richens came before the council to get approval to increase her day care business from 8 children to 16 children.  Mayor Quarnberg noted that the State of Utah requires fire extinguishers, an outside door for the basement and having the smoke alarms tied to each of the three rooms.  Mayor Quarnberg asked Aurora City Fire Chief, Wes Malmgren to work out the inspection with Ms. Richens.

 

Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to allow Ms. Richens to increase her enrollment from 8 to 16 children pending the Fire Marshall inspections.  Council Member Nancy Kennedy seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members Rasmussen, Kennedy, K. Mason, D. Mason and Harrison.

 

4-      GUBLER PROPERTY DISCUSSION-

 

Tony Gubler approached the council with a request to sell property in two lots along 400 West without having to fulfill the subdivision requirements.  Council Member Nancy Kennedy informed the council that the planning commission had approved the request with certain stipulations.  Mr. Gubler stated that he had two buyers already set up for the property and that he just needed the approval from Aurora City to move forward.  The Council discussed the irrigation water situation and the drainage problems in front of the property.

 

Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to waive the subdivision requirements for this specific application for the following reasons:

A-     All city utilities and roads are currently in place.

B-     It is located in an existing part of the city where no annexation is needed. 

C-     The seller has stated that there are to be ONLY 2 lots created.

D-     It will better facilitate the distribution of water run off during spring thaws and summer rainstorms.  The current barrow pit along 400 W will need to remain in place to allow the drainage of the water.

E-      Required irrigation water will need to be supplied by the new property owners.

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F-      No new services are needed to be installed by the city, services already available will be changed only at the expense of the applicant.

 

The motion was seconded by Council Member Denton Mason.  The motion was approved by Council Members Rasmussen, D. Mason, K. Mason, Kennedy and Harrison.

 

5-      WATER PROJECT APPLICATION STATUS-

 

Mr. Johnson informed the council that Engineer Jeff Albrecht has a last minute conflict and would not be available to come to city council meeting.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that Aurora City was listed on the Utah Division of Water Quality agenda to go over funding opportunities for the culinary water project.  The meeting will be held on August 28, 2018 in Layton, Utah and will begin around 1:00 pm.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that he will be able to attend the meeting and recommended that Council Member Jim Harrison also attend because of his duties over culinary water.  The Mayor and Mr. Harrison will get with Mr. Albrecht and prepare a strategy for the meeting.

 

 

6-      ENTERPRISE ZONE DESIGNATION-

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the council that their enterprise zone resolution that was passed at last month’s city council meeting was making its way to the people who approve the designation.  Mayor Quarnberg asked Mr. Johnson to prepare a letter to send to all business owners in Aurora City informing them of the designation.

 

 

7-      LOST CREEK ROAD INTERSECTION UPDATE-

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the city council that the project was moving forward slowly and that most of the preparatory work has been completed.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that UDOT has committed $50,000.00 to the project.  Aurora City’s attorney is working on the necessary quick claim deeds and legal requirements for the project which will probably take at least two months.

 

 

 

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8-      FLOOD MEETING DISCUSSION-

 

Aurora City Council Members Kelly Mason and Andy Rasmussen attended a flood meeting hosted by Kathy Holder from the state of Utah, to inform communities about the requirements to get out of the flood plain and some of the recommendations they have for communities who deal with flooding.  The Council Members each brought information that will be in city office if needed.

 

9-      DEPARTMENT REVIEWS-

 

Buildings-  The Council reviewed the painting of the Scout Cabin that was done by the Sevier County Jail inmates.  Mr. Harrison brought up the need for better door stops in the city building stating that the blocks were chipping the doors.  The council discussed putting kick stands on the needed doors.

Parks and Recreation-  Council Member Denton Mason informed the City Council that he felt things were running smoother than ever with North Sevier Recreation.  The Council discussed Salina City’s fund raising for their new city pool and the possible requests that will come to Aurora City for the project. 

Maintenance- Mr. Rasmussen told the council that he is continuing to have problems with the one well and that the valves should be replaced soon. 

 

10. REVIEW OF CULINARY WATER USE REPORT AND PAST DUE ACCOUNTS-

 

The city council reviewed each report.

 

  1.   REVIEW OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION, BUDGET AND EXPENDITURES

 

The city council reviewed each report.

 

12. ITEMS FROM THE RECORDER- 

 

Mr. Johnson discussed with the city council a request from Paige Gurney to obtain a business license in Aurora.  The council questioned the granting of such a business license from Aurora when Ms. Gurney resides in Lost Creek.  Mayor Quarnberg directed Mr. Johnson to contact Sevier County and see what their recommendations will be.  Mr. Johnson also reported that he

 

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has been asked to testify before a Legislative Committee about the burden of state requirements on small municipalities.  The Council committed to support Mr. Johnson in his quest to resolve the issue for local communities.  Mr. Johnson also informed the council that he would be required to attend a training for Justice Court Clerks to be held in St. George on Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26.  Mr. Johnson informed the council about the minor changes to the Parking On Public Streets Ordinance and the reason for such changes.  Mr. Johnson requested that the city council allow him to pursue a new vendor for credit card acceptance for Aurora City.  Mr. Johnson stated he was dissatisfied with the current company that the city goes through with Utah Independent Bank.  The council will allow Mr. Johnson to investigate costs and opportunities with another company and come to them with the information. 

 

  1.   EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION

 

The city council had no need to go into a closed meeting

 

  1.   ADJOURNMENT

 

The council concluded their meeting at 9:29 pm and a closing expression of choice was given by Denton Mason.

 

 

Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________