SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 7:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Jim Perry, Melissa Willie, James Parker, Rob Fotheringham, Darin Lowder (7:25 p.m.)
Kim Holindrake, City Recorder
David Bunker, City Engineer
Rich Knapp, City Accountant
David Taylor, City Intern
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Others: Eric Johnson
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
1. This special meeting of the City Council of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order BY Mayor McGee at 7:10 p.m.
Invocation given by C. Fotheringham
Pledge of Allegiance
2. Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5 (7:11 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Willie - To go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5. Seconded by C. Fotheringham.
C. Willie Motion passes.
* * * EXECUTIVE SESSION * * *
3. Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting (9:13 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Lowder - To Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting. Second by C. Fotheringham.
C. Willie Motion passes.
4. Review Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 (9:14 p.m.)
See handouts. Rich Knapp reported that to operationally balance the budget, it would require a $20,000 cut. The handout reflects $166,729 worth of cuts that Konrad Hildebrandt has proposed. The Council would like Konrad Hildebrandt to prioritize those cuts. Tami Harrison prepared a report for the Council on the benefits of a public works building. The Council would like a more quantitative analysis. Rich Knapp presented a storm drain analysis to justify the increase in fees from $2.65 to $3.25. There are some costs that the City incurs to maintain storm water management. Other costs are new and required by the State. C. Fotheringham would like staff to look at the $5,500 depreciation figure and give a justification for the amount that reflects replacement and refurbishing costs. C. Fotheringham and C. Perry questioned whether it is cost effective for the City to purchase a $3,500 module to track business licenses. C. Fotheringham questioned the value of business licenses and suggested that the City devise a system where violators are the ones who bare the costs of enforcement. Kim Holindrake explained that businesses can be categorized so those that require inspections or higher police coverage, pay a higher license fee. The City cannot charge a business a fee just because the police responded to a call. The module will assist in tracking businesses of different types, safe staff time with issuance and cash receipting and needed create reports including a business history. The Council would like Konrad Hildebrandt to put the business licensing software on the prioritized list of budget cuts.
5. This meeting was adjourned at 10:58 p.m. on a motion by C. Lowder, seconded by C. Parker and unanimously approved.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Approved by Council: Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder
June 21, 2005