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.

 

 

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City Council Meeting     

March 18, 2024

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CITY OF AURORA

PUBLIC HEARING & CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 18, 2024

DRAFT

     The public hearing came to order at 7:00 pm.  Mayor Quarnberg informed the public that proper notice for the public hearing and city council meeting had been given. Clint Johnson 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: Andy Rasmussen

                        Council Member: Parker Vercimak

                        Council Member: Bryan Sprague

                       

STAFF PRESENT:  Clint Johnson, City Recorder

           

EXCUSED:        Maintenance Manager:  Jordon Bosh

 

VISITORS:    Lora Fielding-Salina Sun, Matthew Lenhart, Shay Morrison, Debra Yardley, Mickie McKenzie, John & Lisa Kottsick, Rick & Marci Brunson, Brad Duffin, Hal Jensen, Randy Lofgren

 

City Council Meeting-

1-      APPROVAL OF MINUTES-

 

The City Council reviewed the minutes of the February 18, 2024 meeting.  A few corrections were made.

 

Council Member Andy Rasmussen moved to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2024 meeting as corrected.  Council Member Parker Vercimak seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members: Rasmussen, Sprague, Harrison, Mason and Vercimak.

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2-      OPEN SESSION-

 

No citizens came forward to speak in the open session.

 

3-      VISIT FROM SEVIER COUNTY COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE BRAD DUFFIN-

 

Mr. Duffin came before the Council to discuss his qualifications and ideas for Sevier County.  He discussed his background, serving as an honor flight guardian, his work with search and rescue, first responders and real estate.  He talked about his vision for economic development, taxes, infrastructure and the future.  Many in the audience asked Mr. Duffin questions.

 

4-      ANIMAL CONTROL DISCUSSION- Mickie McKenzie-

 

Animal Control Officer Mickie McKenzie approached the Council to discuss the handling of dogs that are surrendered or not claimed by their owners.  Ms. McKenzie related her most recent experience where she had turned a non-claimed dog over to an adoption agency and there were many different issues that came up during that surrender.  The dog was transported from Payson to Cedar City to St. George with a lot of steps in-between.   Council Member Bryan Sprague committed to preparing a set of documents that could be used for people to sign when they surrender a dog and take some liability away from Aurora City.

 

5-      REVIEW OF CCR AND LETTER THAT IS GOING TO BE SENT TO CUSTOMERS-

 

Mr. Bosh informed the Council that the 2023 Consumer Confidence Report was ready to send to all of the Aurora City culinary water customers.  Mr. Johnson stated that it would be good to send a letter with some updates for the community to read along with the CCR.  The Council discussed items to include in the letter.  Those items include:  non-flushable items in the sewer, cross connect regulations, car show in June, 4th of July celebration dates as well as city clean up week dates. 

 

6-      CIB ROAD PROJECT UPDATES-

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the Council that bids for the slurry seal road project had come in above the estimated cost.  During the work session meeting, held just

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before the City Council Meeting, the Council determined that they would send the project back out to bid and change the scope of the project to reflect a cheaper chip seal of the city streets.  Officials from Jones and DeMille Engineering stated that they would make the arrangements to change the scope of the project and send the information back out for new bids to be opened on April 15th.

 

7-      REVIEW OF PROCUREMENT POLICY-

 

The Planning Commission had taken a procurement policy that was done by Richfield City and made some changes to fit Aurora City.  The Council reviewed the new policy proposal and had some questions regarding purchase orders and emergency procurement.  After some discussion, it was determined that the policy would need to return to the Planning Commission to make some changes.

 

8-      COUNCIL MEMBER REPORTS-

 

Jim Harrison – Mr. Harrison reported that the buildings are in good condition and that he is gathering more information with regards to the court.  He also stated that he has been doing the deposits and bank reconciliations with Mr. Johnson.

Kelly Mason-  Mr. Mason stated that NS Recreation had changed their meeting date for March so he would have more updates at the next Council meeting. 

Andy Rasmussen-  Mr. Rasmussen stated that the police car is in need of air conditioning repairs. 

Bryan Sprague-  Mr. Sprague discussed the most recent Planning and Zoning meeting and the work that was being done.  He also discussed some issues with animal control that he and Ms. McKenzie were working on.

Parker Vercimak-  Mr. Vercimak asked Mr. Johnson to place the Emergency Preparedness Plan on next month’s City Council meeting.  He also mentioned that things are underway for the upcoming July 4th celebration.

Jordon Bosh-  Mr. Bosh discussed questions that have come up with his discussions with Sunrise Engineering regarding the lead and copper plan. 

 

9-      REVIEW OF WATER AND FINANCIAL REPORTS-

 

The City Council members reviewed all of the reports.

 

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10-  ITEMS FROM THE RECORDER-

 

Mr. Johnson informed the Council of the times for the upcoming Easter Egg hunt and asked members to come and help with the event.

 

11-  ITEMS FROM MAYOR QUARNBERG-

 

Mayor Quarnberg discussed the upcoming CIB list and stated that Aurora City would probably bypass this years list of projects because we are currently in the middle of a project and will need to get this one completed.  He also mentioned that the nature of CIB financing has changed to where most of their money comes in the form of loans rather than grants.  The Mayor also discussed some improvements for the City Park and perhaps obtaining a grant

 

12-  ADJOURNMENT-

 

The Council completed their business, and the meeting was adjourned at 9:06 pm with Jim Harrison offering a closing expression of choice.

 

 

 

 

Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________