SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Melissa Willie, Darin Lowder, Rob Fotheringham, Jim Perry, James Parker
Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manger
Kim Holindrake, City Recorder
David Bunker, City Engineer
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Others: Mark Nelson, Eric Richardson, David Lone, Zonda Perry
1. This 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 7:35 p.m.
Invocation given by C. Fotheringham
Pledge of Allegiance
2. Review/Action on Amendments to the City Code Regarding Title 7, Chapter 4, Landscape Watering Schedule (7:42 p.m.)
See handouts. The City is having trouble keeping the upper irrigation tank full. The pumps are operating correctly. Based on analysis from July 9 through July 12, the 1,054 homes on pressurized irrigation in the upper zone used an average of 1,681 gallons of water per day per home. Each household should be using about 867 gallons of water per day. The City sent letters and, in some cases, fined households that water between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. C. Perry said that the proposal of designating an odd or even day to water would just create extremely heavy water use every other day. He proposed having half the households water on even days and half water on odd days. David Bunker said that one of the fundamental problems is over watering. Some people are watering every day. Designating an odd or even day will cut down on some of that watering. C. Fotheringham said he favors educating residents by sending out a flyer asking residents to voluntarily comply by watering every other day. David Bunker said that the City is in a crisis now and there is not time to educate residents and asserted that 80 percent of households will not change their habits if it is voluntary. The Council decided to start by asking residents to not water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. C. Perry and C. Fotheringham proposed that they will work on a flyer that same night tonight to notify residents of the problem and ask for their help.
A task force has been established that is going to look at the potential transfer of state roads to municipalities. SR-146 is a priority street. The benefit of taking over the road is control of how wide it is, speed limits, storm drainage, etc. The down side is that the City has to fully maintain the road. The State would pass along the money they use to maintain the road. Pleasant Grove is pushing to get the road.
3. Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5 (8:31 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Lowder - To go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5. Seconded by C. Willie.
C. Willie Motion passes.
* * * EXECUTIVE SESSION * * *
4. Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting (9:08 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Willie - To adjourn Executive Session and reconvene City Council Meeting. Seconded by C. Lowder.
C. Willie Motion passes.
5. This meeting was adjourned at 9:09 p.m. on a motion by C. Willie, seconded by C. Lowder and unanimously approved.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Approved by Council: Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder
August 2, 2005