Elwood Town Council Meeting - March 9, 2021


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

 

             Keenan Nelson        Mayor                      Scott Goodliffe       Councilmember

        Jon Howard            Councilmember

 

Staff present at this meeting

 

Gina Marble            Town Clerk

Steve Woerner        Public Works

 

Others present at this meeting

 

Devere Hansen        Lynae WinklerLori Woerner           Britton Hayden

Garth Day

                                                                                                

WELCOME

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Councilmember Goodliffe gave the opening prayer.

Councilmember Lay was not present

Councilmember Pace was not present

 

Mayor Nelson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to open the public hearing.. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Mayor Nelson stated we are holding a public hearing in regards to the annexation of Fred Anderson property and the Hill property. The Anderson property is on the south end of town and the Hill property was already annexed. Mayor Nelson asked if there was any public comment. No public comment.

 

Councilmember Howard made a motion to close the public hearing. Councilmember Goodliffe seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Councilmember Howard made a motion to open the town council meeting. Councilmember Goodliffe seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Minutes for the Feb 9, 2021 town council meeting was presented for approval.

 

Councilmember Howard made a motion to approve the minutes for Feb 9, 2021. Councilmember Goodliffe seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#2  Cottonwood Landing Preliminary Subdivision-Garth Day presented the preliminary plat map to the council for approval. Mr. Day stated that it’s a 29 lot subdivision on 4800 west. Mayor Nelson asked Garth if he is still asking to front 4800 west. Garth stated he tried to make it so we didn’t have any lots using the frontage but it just didn’t work that well there will be some lots that use 4800 west to access. Mayor Nelson stated he didn’t like that the driveways front 4800 west. Garth mentioned that the sewer will go east of the houses. Mayor Nelson asked Garth if he contacted the Highland ditch company to get approval regarding the ditch that borders the property. Garth stated he has not contacted them yet. Councilmember Goodliffe stated he needs to do curb and gutter our ordinance calls for it so we need to be doing it. Councilmember Goodliffe stated we have been doing the barrow pits to hold the water but people fill them up and the water has nowhere to go. Garth stated you need to keep the barrow ditches open and clean. Mayor Nelson stated he can see the pros and cons in both the curb and gutter and the barrow ditch. Mayor Nelson asked if they was going to do the whole subdivision at once or in phases. Garth reported it will all be done in one phase. Councilmember Howard wants to make sure the homes would be ok because the field is a lot lower than the road. Garth stated he is still working on it and working out all the details. Councilmember Goodliffe stated our ordinance require curb and gutter and a secondary water system in subdivision and we need to hold them to the ordinances. Garth stated that if your ordinances call for curb and gutter we will do curb and gutter. Councilmember Howard asked who will take care for this when it’s done. Mayor Nelson stated we do. Councilmember Howard is concerned we don’t have anywhere for the water to go, we need to have someone look at this that has more knowledge. Mayor Nelson stated we need to get a different look make it friendlier I would like to see no driveways coming off of 4800 west and we need sidewalks it needs to be safe for the kids. Mayor Nelson stated Garth needs to talk to the Highland ditch before we can move forward. Mayor Nelson said the curb and gutter would be in the subdivision and not on 4800 west. and we are working on the secondary water system, the ordinance do require you do a system in the subdivisions.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to approve the Cottonwood Landing preliminary subdivision with the conditions that Garth talks to the Highland Ditch Company and curb and gutter and the secondary water. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

                       

Item#3   Subdivision Ordinance 2021-003 chapter 11.08 Notice Requirements. Mayor Nelson stated the planning commission has been working on the ordinance and they approved this section and requested it to the town council.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to approve the Subdivision Ordinance 2021-003. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#4   Subdivision Ordinance 2021-004 chapter 11.09 Appeals. Mayor Nelson stated the planning commission has been working on the ordinance and they approved this section and requested it to the town council.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to approve the Subdivision Ordinance 2021-004. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#5   Ordinance 2021-005 Extending and increasing corporate limits annex Mann property. Mayor Nelson stated that we annexed this in already but the state asked that we redo the ordinances due to a time lapse.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2021-005. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#6   Ordinance 2021-006 Extending and increasing corporate limits annex the 2 Island property. Mayor Nelson stated that we annexed this in already but the state asked that we redo the ordinances due to a time lapse.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2021-006. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#7   Ordinance 2021-007 Extending and increasing corporate limits annex the Hill property. Mayor Nelson stated that we annexed this in already but the state asked that we redo the ordinances due to a time lapse.

 

Councilmember Goodliffe made a motion to adopt Ordinance 2021-007. Councilmember Howard seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of the motion.

 

Item#8   Moratorium-Mayor Nelson asked Gina to put this on the agenda. Councilmember Goodliffe and I met with Steve and Lacy they think the moratorium would be a good idea for Elwood but after seeking other council we only have 3 items left to get done so it’s not impacting Elwood. Mayor Nelson asked Steve Woerner to look at the build out on the sewer. Steve Woerner stated that this information is nothing new, I put this together today. The sewer is capable for 350 ERCs, 320 is not an exact number but its what we got to go off of. We have 177 hookups right now and we will be adding 3 more to it 2 residential and the Maverik that will get us up to 190 erc. It leaves us around 130 erc to reach capacity. Mayor Nelson stated we are ½ way there so we might have to look at this soon.

 

Item#9   Fee Schedule- Mayor Nelson reported that Gina and I have looked over this and I’m asking you to look over it also. We may have to adjust the connection fees we will table this for the April meeting.

Item#10Sheriff’s Department Report- Officer Cluff reported that they have been doing less patrols all over the county. Everything looks about the same for Elwood. The council thanked her for everything she has done.

 

Item#11Animal Control Report- Hagan was not present, nothing to report.

 

Item#12 Planning Commission-Gina reported that Councilmember Lay emailed his report to the council. The council stated he does a great job on his reports.

 

WATER

 

              Councilmember Goodliffe reported he has put together a report of all the water usage. The report shows how much water Elwood has used since 2008 in a 13 year avg 84% of the total gallon that a 1 acre and ½ acre feet of water the ordinance is almost spot on. Councilmember Goodliffe stated he talked to Craig at the water conference and asked if he wanted to see the report. Scott asked the council if it would be ok to send it to him. The council agreed to send it to him it would be helpful for him to see it. Mayor Nelson thanked Scott for all his work.

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SEWER           

 

              Steve Woerner stated he had an onsite meeting at the Maverik location and they have decided to move forward with their own lift station we will not be upgrading the lift station.

 

PARKS AND RECREATION

                     

            Mayor Nelson stated that we canceled last year’s 4th of July events and asked the council if we wanted to plan on the 4th of July this year. The council agreed to do the 4th of July.

 

ROADS

 

          Mayor Nelson asked Steve to please put up speed limit signs on the new road in front of the Mark Allred subdivision.

 

EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS

 

               Councilmember Howard had nothing to report

 

OTHER

 

 

Councilmember Howard made a motion to adjourn, Councilmember Goodliffe seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed. Meeting was adjourned at 8:42 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 March 2021. Dated this the 13th day of April 2021.

 

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Gina R Marble, Elwood Town Clerk

Elwood Town Council Meeting - March 16, 2021


The Elwood Town Council met at the Elwood Town Hall, 5235 West 8800 North, Elwood, Utah, at 7:00, March 16, 2021. The following members were present consisting of a quorum.

   Keenan Nelson        Mayor                      Mike Pace           Councilmember

        Jon Howard            Councilmember       Mark Lay                Councilmember

 

Staff present at this meeting

 

Gina Marble            Town Clerk

Steve Woerner        Public Works

 

Others present at this meeting

 

Steve Anderson      Lacy Richards         Lori Woerner           Willian Call

Karolina Munns      Quinn Hamson        Jeff Spence             Amy Hugie

                                                                                                

WELCOME

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Councilmember Goodliffe was not present

 

Mayor Nelson welcomed everyone to the meeting.

 

Item#1  Moratorium on building based on the sewer capacity-Steve Woerner stated when I wrote the paper it was based on capacity for the waste water treatment plant. We have no issues with development. Amy Hugie stated with future development we would be at capacity, it’s getting close we are ½ way there. Councilmember Howard stated that we have 130 connections left. Amy stated it’s not connections its erc’s. Mayor Nelson asked Steve Woerner is he think we need to have a moratorium and Steve stated no he don’t see a reason for it. Steve Woerner asked why do you want a city wide moratorium the sewer is not city wide. Lacy Stated she met with Wasatch civil and she stated that if we put on a moratorium on we will have to work toward the solution. Lacy also stated another concern came up are we going to put a sewer city wide. If we are going to keep the sewer ½ through town that’s still a lot of septic systems in your town. We need to figure it out and see if we are going to put a system in all the way through town. Amy Hugie stated we could look into a utility RDA. Steve Anderson stated he met with a developer on the cemetery road regarding a subdivision and they would be affected by this moratorium. I agree with both Steve Woerner and Amy. Steve Anderson stated talking to developers we all hate moratoriums but one developer said it might be a good thing because then Elwood would have to resolve the problem and the moratorium could only last 6 months. Councilmember Howard stated we could expand the sewer, Steve Woerner said no it’s not that easy. Steve Anderson stated that you could expand the sewer but it’s just not a simple thing to do. Steve Anderson reported that if you do put a moratorium in place you only have 6 months to fix the problem or have some answers. There is going to come a time when you will have to expand the sewer I think there is funding available to and we should look into that. Amy Hugie stated that you can’t adopt the ordinance tonight because you all don’t agree so what we can do is look for options to fix the problems. Councilmember Pace stated that we look for a way to fix it or they will take the building somewhere else. Councilmember Lay stated we have to accept all applications under the current fee structure. Mayor Nelson asked Steve Anderson when our impact fee study would be done and Steve stated it will take some time there is a lot that goes into a fee study. Mayor Nelson asked who is in favor of the moratorium. Councilmember Lay stated he was for it due to the impact fee issue. Councilmember Pace stated he is against it. Councilmember Howard stated he is against it, I see the problem but I want to get a committee together and work on it. Mayor Nelson stated he was for it. Mayor Nelson stated that the moratorium does not pass but we will work on it. Amy Hugie stated that you should plan for the April meeting about putting a committee together.  

 

OTHER

 

 

Councilmember Lay made a motion to adjourn, Councilmember Pace seconded the motion and the remaining council agreed. Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 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 16th day of March 2021. Dated this the 13th day of April 2021.

 

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Gina R Marble, Elwood Town Clerk