Aurora City Council Minutes


 

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City Council Meeting     

November 16, 2020

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CITY OF AURORA

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

NOVEMBER 16, 2020

FINAL

 

     The Aurora City Council came to order at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Quarnberg informed the public that proper notice for the meeting had been given. Nancy Kennedy offered an opening expression of choice and the pledge of allegiance was given.

 

PRESENT:        Mayor: Daven Quarnberg

                        Council Member:  Jim Harrison

Council Member: Nancy Kennedy

                        Council Member: Kelly Mason

                        Council Member: Andy Rasmussen

                        Council Member: Kent Mickelsen                

 

 

STAFF PRESENT:  Clint Johnson, City Recorder

                        Maintenance Supervisor: Dan Rasmussen

                       

 

EXCUSED:        Maintenance Manager:  Jordon Bosh

                       

VISITORS: Parker Vercimak, Tyson Jewkes, Kelly Chappell

 

City Council Meeting-

 

1-      REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES-

 

The City Council reviewed the minutes of the October 19, 2020 City Council Meeting. A few corrections were made.

 

 

 

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City Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2020 meeting as corrected.  The motion was seconded by City Council Member Kelly Mason.  The motion was approved by members:  Mason, Kennedy, Harrison, Rasmussen and Mickelsen.

 

2-      OPEN SESSION-

 

No individuals came forward to address the City Council

 

3-      RESOLUTION REGARDING ENTERPRISE ZONE IN AURORA CITY

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the City Council that he had received some information from Malcolm Nash from Sevier County regarding the Enterprise Tax Credit Zone in Aurora City.  Mr. Nash had informed the Mayor that this would be the last year that Aurora City would be able to have such a tax credit zone for businesses located within the city limits.  This zone allows for businesses to receive tax credits from the State of Utah for purchases of new or used equipment used in their businesses.  Each member of the City Council received a copy of the proposed resolution in their packet of information.

 

City Council Member Kent Mickelsen moved to approve the Enterprise Tax Credit Resolution #20201116.  The motion was seconded by Council Member Kelly Mason. The Council passed the resolution on a roll call vote

Kent Mickelsen                      Aye

Kelly Mason                            Aye

Nancy Kennedy                      Aye

Andy Rasmussen                    Aye

Jim Harrison                           Aye

 

4-      REVIEW OF PLAYGROUND INVOICE -

 

City Council Members received in their packet of information an invoice from Big T Recreation regarding the proposed remodel of the playground at the Aurora City Park.  The invoice included the base cost of $60,485.00 for the selected playground, freight of $6,200.00, installation of $16,800.00 for a total cost of $83,485.00.  The invoice also stated that a complimentary sanitization station was included at no charge.  The City

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Council had approved the expenditure at the previous City Council Meeting.  It was just necessary to review the Invoice to determine that everything was covered. 

 

5-      WATER PROJECT DISCUSSION-

 

Parker Vercimak from Jones and DeMiller Engineering Firm presented his Culinary Masterplan Peer Review Update Memo to the Council.  Mr. Vercimak provided details in the memo, along with a spreadsheet of the change in costs by moving the proposed drilling site from North of Aurora to the Cemetery site. 

 

6-      TIMELINE FOR SELECTION OF NEW ENGINEERING FIRM-

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the City Council that notices had been sent to engineering firms requesting information from them regarding the proposed water project.  These RFP’s will be returned on December 7, 2020 and the Mayor would like the City Council to meet and go through the proposals so that they can be scored and a new engineering firm can be hired at the next City Council meeting to be held on Dec. 21, 2020.

 

7-      iPad SETUP-

 

Aurora City purchased new iPads for the Aurora City Council with the CARES Act money so that we can meet remotely if needed during the pandemic.  The Council took some time to familiarize themselves with the new device and download the zoom app to be ready for any virtual meetings that need to be scheduled.

 

8-      DEPARTMENT REVIEWS-

 

City Buildings-  Council Member Harrison reported that all reservations for the city buildings have been canceled due to Governor Herbert’s directive.

Planning Commission-  Ms. Kennedy reported that the planning commission submitted some names to the Mayor for his selection to the Planning Commission.

Fire Department-  Mayor Quarnberg informed the Council that they would like to do the Sub for Santa program again this year.

 

 

 

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City Council Member Nancy Kennedy moved to approve $500.00 from the budget as a donation to the Fire Department for their Sub for Santa program.  City Council Member Kelly Mason seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members:  Kennedy, Mason, Harrison, Rasmussen and Mickelsen

 

Court-  Mr. Johnson informed the City Council that Judge Probert has been needed to fill in for 5 courts in Juab and Utah Counties.  The Judge that usually covers these courts recently passed away unexpectedly and so Judge Probert will need to change her schedule in Aurora to Tuesday court in order to allow her to cover the other courts on Wednesday.

NS Recreation-  Council Member Kelly Mason reported the building is staying open for the near future but that recreation programs have been put on hold because of the Governor’s directive.

 

9-      WATER USE REPORTS AND PAST DUE ACCOUNTS AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION-

 

The City Council reviewed each of the reports.

 

10-  ITEMS FROM THE RECORDER-

 

Mr. Johnson informed the City Council that he had contacted Les Olsen Company and they had reduced their price for computer backup to $1500.00.

 

Council Member Nancy Kennedy moved to approve the funding for backup services from Les Olsen Company.  Council Member Kelly Mason seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members:  Kennedy, Mason, Harrison, Rasmussen and Mickelsen.

 

11-  ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR-

 

Mayor Quarnberg discussed Christmas gifts for everyone, he mentioned that Aurora City usually purchases spiral hams to give to the employees, city council members and firemen.  He also discussed purchasing a new compressor to fill the air tanks for the firemen with CARES money.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that Aurora City would donate $5000.00 and the Fire Department would also donate $5000.00, Sevier County is

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willing to pay the remained of the costs.  Mayor Quarnberg also gave follow-up information regarding the situation with Mr. and Mrs. Brown and the number of dogs that they have at their residence.  He also discussed the situation with Scott Robins and Carese Voyles and their feud over horses and flies. 

 

12-  ADJOURNMENT-

 

The Council Meeting ended at 8:40 pm and an expression of choice was offered by Jim Harrison

 

 

 

 

Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________