Elwood Town Council Meeting - February 9, 2021


The Elwood Town Council met at the Elwood Town Hall, 5235 West 8800 North, Elwood, Utah, at 7:00, Feb 9, 2021. The following members were present consisting of a quorum.

 

             Keenan Nelson        Mayor                      Scott Goodliffe       Councilmember

        Mike Pace         Councilmember     Mark Lay                 Councilmember
        Jon Howard            Councilmember

 

Staff present at this meeting

 

Gina Marble            Town Clerk

Steve Woerner        Public Works

 

Others present at this meeting

 

Steve Anderson      Lacy Richards         Amy Hugie Craig Smith Dee Hansen

Devere Hansen        Lynae Winkler                                                                                       

WELCOME

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Councilmember Pace gave the opening prayer.

Councilmember Howard was absent.

 

Mayor Nelson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Minutes for the Jan 4, 2021 town council meeting was presented for approval.

 

Councilmember Pace made a motion to approve the minutes for Jan 4, 2021. Councilmember Lay seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#1  Elwood Maverik development-Dee was present via phone call, Dee stated that he has been working with UDOT and the town. Mayor Nelson stated that the development has been to the planning commission they approved the offsite road improvements and requested it to come to the council. Mayor Nelson asked if there was any questions regarding the offsite plan. Councilmember Pace asked if the road width was okay for all the traffic. Dee stated the engineer has been working with UDOT. Steve Anderson stated that there will be a left turning lane into Maverik, they are doing the turning lanes and it will be safe to enter Maverik. Steve Woerner stated that UDOT is putting in a turn lane on 5200 West.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to accept the final approval for the offsite road improvements. Councilmember Pace seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

              

            Mayor Nelson stated that the Maverik Development went to the planning commission for the preliminary site plan, the planning commission accepted it and requested it to the town council for preliminary approval.

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to accept the preliminary site plan. Councilmember Goodliffe seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

Mayor Nelson stated that the Maverik Development went to the planning commission      for the preliminary subdivision plat, the planning commission accepted it and requested it to the town council for preliminary approval.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to accept the preliminary subdivision plat. Councilmember Lay seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#2   Resolution 2021-001 petition for annexation- Fred Anderson-Mayor Nelson explained that Fred is asking to annex into town, Fred is petitioning to annex into Elwood. Amy Hugie stated tonight all we are doing is accepting the petition.  

 

Councilmember Pace made a motion to accept Fred Anderson petition to annex into Elwood Town Resolution 2021-001. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#3   Impact fee study & facilities master plan-Mayor Nelson stated that we already agreed to go forward with the impact fee study and facilities master plan but we need to make a motion to move forward. Steve Anderson stated he will get started on the study he thinks it would cost around $8,000.00 to $15,000.00 to complete it. Steve reported that he will get bids out and contact a few people, there is a lot of laws dealing with impact fees.

 

Councilmember Pace made a motion to move forward with the impact fee study and the facilities master plan. Councilmember Lay seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#4   Ordinance 2021-001 Subdivision Ordinance chapter 11.13 definitions-Mayor Nelson stated that the planning commission has worked on the definition chapter of the subdivision ordinance and requested it to the town council for approval.

 

Councilmember Pace made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2021-001. Councilmember Lay seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#5   Ordinance 2021-002 Subdivision Ordinance chapter 11.06 Vacating or amending a recorded final subdivision plat, street or alley final. Mayor Nelson reported that the planning commission has worked on chapter 11.06 of the subdivision ordinance and requested it to the town council for approval.

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2021-002. Councilmember Pace seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#6   Planning Commission- Councilmember Lay reported they had a work meeting and working on the ordinance, Steve Anderson asked the council for some feedback on the city maps, so Elwood has density in the town. Councilmember Lay stated that he liked how it was done. Steve stated that they met with Maverik and looked at a subdivision. Amy Hugie and Steve Anderson stated that they was impressed with the commission. The council asked them to look at curb and gutter for the future.

 

Item#7   Sheriff’s Department Report- Officer Cluff was not present but Gina gave the reports that Office Cluff emailed.

 

Item#8   Animal Control Report- Hagan was not present, nothing to report.

 

WATER

 

              Steve Woerner had nothing to report.

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SEWER           

 

              Steve Woerner talked to the council regarding the master plan for the Maverik property. Steve stated that this is the original plan for the lift station. Elwood approached them to make the lift station bigger to service a bigger area, this plan will service all the way up to the cemetery road. Steve stated that Elwood will not take over the lift station until someone hooks on to it. Chris from Hansen and associate done another drawing option b to move the lift station to the end of the road on 9600 north. Steve Woerner stated that this option in not a very good option it will have to flow back to the forced main and we will have to take possession of it now and Elwood would pay to run the pipe down to the end of the road. Steve Anderson said you can serve more area with a big lift station. Steve Woerner disagreed and stated that when he talked to Chris he said both stations will serve the same area. Councilmember Pace asked if there’s a preference. Mayor Nelson said he sees it both points. Mayor Nelson stated we don’t need 2 different lift stations.

 

Steve Woerner reported that sometime down the road we may have an issue with               what we can do with the water when our sewer system reaches full capacity. Steve state that we have a verbal agreement to sprinkle the water on Earl Peterson property but we never got it in writing. Steve recommended we come up with a plan, we may even try purchasing some property by the sewer system for future. Councilmember Pace asked if the Jensen’s would be willing to sale some property down there. Steve Woerner stated building up the sewer plant is not going to do any good without a place to discharge the water.

 

 

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

                     

            Nothing to report.

ROADS

 

          Steve Woerner reported that we finished cemetery road they added 2 or 3 inches of road base 24 feet long all the way down to the end of the road.

 

EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS

 

            Councilmember Howard was not present, nothing to report.

 

OTHER

 

Executive session-strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation-

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to open the executive session-strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation. Councilmember Pace seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed.

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to close the executive session-strategy session to discuss pending or reasonably imminent litigation. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed.

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to open the town council meeting. Councilmember Pace seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed.

 

Councilmember Pace made a motion to adjourn, Councilmember Lay seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed. Meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

 

 

The undersigned duly acting and appointed clerk for Elwood Town Corporation hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes of the Town Council meeting held on the 9th day of Feb 2021. Dated this the 9th day of March 2021.

 

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Gina R Marble, Elwood Town Clerk