Tuesday, January 2, 2007 7:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah

This meeting was held electronically via telephone to

permit one or more of the council members to participate.

Present:           Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding

Council Members: Jim Perry, Gary Maxwell, Charelle Bowman (by telephone), Eric Richardson, Joel Wright

                        Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

                        Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

                        Courtney Hammond

Others: Brent Uibel, Miranda Holindrake, Karissa Neeley, Lexi Parmley, Amanda Honeycut, Emily Clark, Lou Morin, Ryan Morin, Bryan Brown, Mandy Madson, Zak Hanks, Bradley Gregory, Ryan Packer, Jake Brown, Jordon Clark, Paige Keyes



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 at 7:15 p.m. by Mayor McGee.

            Invocation given by C. Wright

            Pledge of Allegiance


2.         Public Comment (7:16 p.m.)

            No comment.


3.         Minutes from the December 5, 2006, Public Hearing and Regular City Council Meeting (7:16 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Richardson - To approve the consent agenda. Seconded by C. Bowman.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                                    C. Wright                                Motion passes.


4.         Review/Action on Appointment to the North Point Solid Waste Special Service District (7:17 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Perry - To appoint Joel Wright as a member of the Board of Trustees for the North Pointe Solid Waste Special Service District, and our representative. Seconded by C. Maxwell.


C. Richardson stated that this item would be appropriate for the consent agenda.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                                    C. Wright                                Motion passes.

5.         Review/Action on Decisions 2006, Phase 2 (7:18 p.m.)

Staff Presentation:


See handout. Konrad Hildebrandt stated that the City has completed the phase of gathering citizen input; the next phase is setting goals for the City. The staff will then design projects that will fall under each goal and then the Council Members will be able to rank the projects. The goal areas from Decisions 2004: Public Safety, Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation, Public Infrastructure, Economic Development, Administrative and Other.

Council Discussion:

The City Council would like to see the following changes made to the goals:

Public Safety:

          Goal 3: Cedar Hills desires to increase overall safety on its streets and roads.

          Goal 4: Cedar Hills desires to improve Fire and EMS coverage and response times.

          Add goal: Foster public awareness of the City’s Fire and EMS coverage.

          Remove traffic calming as a goal because it falls under street and road safety.

Economic Development:

          Change goal to state “develop and maintain commercial development.”

          Add goal: create diverse tax base.


          Add goal: Help community to understand the City’s financial standing.


          Change second goal to reflect that Cedar Hills cannot provide the highest level of technology, but tries to keep up.


C. Wright would like to add another category Sound Environmental Practices with goals geared toward becoming a sustainable community.

6.         City Manager Report and Discussion (7:50 p.m.)


No Report.


7.         Board and Committee Reports (7:50 p.m.)


          Mayor McGee: The North County Mayors’ Association meeting centered around transportation. They discussed getting a more efficient corridor on the west side. The current plan is to have a roadway come down from Salt Lake County and end in the northern end of Utah County, bringing traffic back to I-15. They also discussed the incident with the Ceran family that happened over the holidays. Mayor McGee has spent a lot of time over the past few days discussing the failure of the rule of law that resulted in the tragic accident. He asked Council Members to address legislators about illegal aliens and driving under the influence of alcohol.

There was a site plan meeting with Wal-Mart. Overall, there was a sense of cooperation among all parties. Wal-Mart understood that the City was interested in the look and feel of the buildings. They have agreed to have the trucks enter and exit from 4800 West.

          C. Wright: The next legislative session is coming up. They likely will not try to remove sales tax on food for municipalities. He has had one conference with Rocky Mountain Power and a clean air policy group. Six cities have been designated as EPA “green powered communities” by using wind power and other variables. Mayor McGee said that Wal-Mart is taking some environmentally friendly steps. Trucks are computerized and monitored by satellite to save energy. They have also started using LED lighting. Currently, 25% of the City is participating in curbside recycling.

          C. Perry: A boundary meeting with Pleasant Grove City is scheduled for Friday.

He attended a UTOPIA meeting.

The LPPSD will hire full-time employees soon.

S&L Landscaping will begin work on the Timpanogos Cove park on January 9, 2007.

          C. Richardson: Requested from the staff to be provided more information about the dedicated lines from TSSD.

          C. Bowman: Ciara Decker will begin focusing on the Easter Egg Hunt and the Family Festival. The Youth City Council will be doing the Easter Egg Hunt. The Parks & Trails Committee discussed names for the Canyon Heights Park and Doral Drive Park. There are two vacancies on Parks & Trails and one applicant.


8.         Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5 (8:10 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Richardson - To go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5. Seconded by C. Wright.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                                    C. Wright                                Motion passes.

Eric Richardson excused - 8:10 p.m.


9.         Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting (8:45 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Wright - To adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting. Seconded by C. Perry.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                                    C. Wright                                Motion passes.


10.       This meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m. on a motion by C. Wright, seconded by C. Maxwell and unanimously approved.


/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Approved by Council:

   January 2, 2007