Aurora City Council Minutes


City of Aurora

City Council Meeting

March 19, 2018

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CITY OF AURORA

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MARCH 19, 2018

FINAL

 

Mayor Daven Quarnberg called the 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.  Denton Mason 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:  Corrina Bow, Bob Hales, Jesse Ramsey, McKay Rees, Neil and Robin Anderson, Scott Reeve, Parker Vercimak, Gary Mason, Dale Coates, Devan Coates, Jaden Coates, Greyson Bennett, Dave and Pam Dearden, Jason Harvey, Gina Ogden, Havika Ogden and Kaponno Ogden.

 

1-      APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

 

The Aurora City Council reviewed the minutes of the February 19, 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 D. Mason, K. Mason, Kennedy, Rasmussen, and Harrison. 

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2-      OPEN SESSION

 

No one came forward with any issues before the city council.

 

3-      CORRINA BOW – 4 POINTS HEALTH CENTER

 

Corrina Bow from the 4 points health center located in Richfield Utah visited city council meeting and explained that the center was in the process of building a new building in order to better serve the people of the five county area.  Ms. Bow handed out some literature and invited officials to attend the ground breaking ceremony to be held on March 30th at 11:00 am.  Ms. Bow stated that the center would provide medical, dental, psychological counseling, 12 step programs, domestic relationship helps and a pharmacy. 

 

4-      CIB PRIORITY LIST-

 

Mayor Daven Quarnberg and Council Member Jim Harrison reported to the council that they had attended the Sevier County CIB priority listing meeting during the past week.  At the meeting, Aurora City was granted third place status on the list of priorities for Sevier County out of a total of nine projects.

 

5-      DONATION TO MISS NORTH SEVIER PAGEANT

 

Mr. Johnson had included in the packet of information a request from the Miss North Sevier Scholarship Pageant for a donation. 

 

Council Member Denton Mason moved that Aurora City donate $200.00 to the Miss North Sevier Scholarship Pageant.  Council Member Kelly Mason seconded the motion.  The motion was approved by members:  D. Mason, K. Mason, Kennedy, Rasmussen and Harrison.    

 

6-       SIDEWALK GRANT-

 

Aurora City received from UDOT a letter asking communities to participate in their safe sidewalks project.  Aurora City has taken advantage of this project many times in the past and the council discussed the placement of the sidewalk along Main Street.  It was noted

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that the city would provide 25% of the costs of the project with UDOT providing the other 75% of the costs of the project.  Mr. Johnson informed the council that the deadline for application was April 3, 2018 so that a decision would need to be made quickly.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that he would visit with Russell Bastain as to where to begin the sidewalk near his property and measure an area from there.  Once that information has been received, Mr. Johnson was requested to fill out the necessary application and get it to UDOT as quickly as possible.

 

7-       PARKING ON CITY RIGHT OF WAY ORDINANCE AND QUESTIONNAIRE DISCUSSION -

 

Mayor Quarnberg informed the council and those citizens who were in attendance at the meeting that the city had received about 30 responses to their questionnaire.  It had only been about 13 days since citizens had received their questionnaires so the council had determined to give citizens until the end of the month to express their opinions.  Mr. Dave Dearden who was in attendance at the meeting, suggested that Aurora City sell parking permits to semi-truck drivers to allow them to park within the city.  Mr. Dearden stated that restrictions could be placed on semi-trucks through the parking permit to help alleviate some of the issues facing Aurora citizens and neighbors.  Many in the audience were in favor of such a resolution to the problem.  When asked how much to charge for a parking pass, the answers ranged from zero dollars up to $200.00.  Some felt that the money charged for the pass could be used to do repairs on the streets or to fix other damage caused by the semi -trucks.   There was a lot of discussion about the damage or lack of damage caused by truckers within city limits.  The council took all of the discussion and ideas under advisement and will make a determination at a future council meeting.

 

8-      CITY BUILDINGS- 

 

City Council Member Kelly Mason informed the council that he had purchased the security cameras for the scout cabin and had internet set up there to allow security in that area to be increased.  Mr. Mason stated that the cameras were not yet installed but that they would be shortly. 

 

9-      PLANNING COMMISSION-

 

City Council Member Nancy Kennedy stated that the planning commission was continuing their work on Section 15 – Land Use of the city ordinances and that they should be ready

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for the city council to begin their review of the Aurora City ordinances. 

 

  1.   PARKS AND RECREATION- 

 

Council Member Denton Mason reported that the North Sevier Recreation Department held their regular meeting this past month where they made some adjustments to the budget.  Mr. Johnson had placed a copy of the budget in the packet of information for the city council members.  Mr. Mason stated that the recreation department seem to be on a good track and that everything was being worked out in the new rental agreements and schedule.    

 

  1.   CEMETERY-

 

Council Member Andy Rasmussen asked Mr. Gary Mason who was in attendance at the council meeting if he would contact representatives of the David Sorensen estate and ask them if it would be possible for Aurora City to purchase the property directly east of the current city cemetery.  Mr. Mason said that he felt the Sorensen family would be open to such an agreement and that he would provide contact information for the city.  The council discussed that the property would be a great fit for the current cemetery but would not need to be developed for many years.   If the city was able to procure the property they would continue to rent it out to local farmers who would continue to farm the ground.

 

  1.   MAINTENANCE-

 

The city council reviewed the continual problem with rain water runoff at the intersection of 200 North and 500 West.  Some new cement and fixing of the culvert in that intersection was deemed necessary in order to mitigate the flooding potential along 500 West and over to 100 North. 

 

  1.   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.

 

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  1.   ITEMS FROM THE RECORDER

 

Mr. Johnson discussed a letter from Sevier County requesting $2000.00 for this summer’s mosquito abatement program.  Mayor Quarnberg asked if representatives from the mosquito abatement program were going to attend city council meeting in order to request the money.  Mr. Johnson stated that it looked like directors of the program had changed and he didn’t know the new person in charge.  Mr. Johnson was directed to make contact with the new director and ask him to attend city council meeting before the money would be paid to Sevier County.

Mr. Johnson also informed the council that he would be at recorder’s training meetings held March 26th through March 30th in Salt Lake City.  He stated that Tarah Johnson would cover the office and do anything necessary for the council.

 

  1.   ITEMS FROM THE MAYOR-

 

Mayor Quarnberg discussed the upcoming city clean-up week.  He wanted everyone to be aware of the week and wanted to invite youth groups or individuals to clean up tires in the hills above Aurora.  Mayor Quarnberg directed Mr. Johnson to place the item on the city’s facebook page and get a list from citizens of who needs help during the clean-up week.  Mayor Quarnberg stated that city could hold any tires turned in and then take them to the Sevier County Landfill for the free tire acceptance beginning on June 1st through June 15th.

 

  1.   EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION

 

The city council had no reason to go into executive session.

 

  1.   ADJOURNMENT

 

The council concluded their meeting at 9:06 pm and a closing expression of choice was given by Clint Johnson.

 

 

Approved: ________________________________________

 

 

Mayor: ___________________________________________

 

 

Recorder:  _________________________________________