Tuesday, August 7, 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: Gary Maxwell, Jim Perry, Charelle Bowman (via telephone), Eric Richardson, Joel Wright (7:17 p.m.)

                        Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

                        David Bunker, City Engineer

                        Greg Robinson, Assistant to the City Manager-Planning

                        Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

                        Eric Johnson, City Counsel (7:35 p.m.)

Others: Michele Carnesecca, Paul Hollingshead, Caleb Warnock, Diane Kirk, Ken Kirk


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 7:07 p.m. by Mayor McGee.

            Invocation given by C. Richardson

            Pledge of Allegiance


2.         Public Comment (7:09 p.m.)


          Michele Carnesecca: Ms. Carnesecca stated that she is concerned about the safety of children walking to Deerfield. There are three crosswalks at Deerfield, only one has a crossing guard. There is a blind corner before the first crosswalk (which has no crossing guard or sign). She would like to see a crossing guard or some other safety measure. Mayor McGee said that he does not want to see a crosswalk coming out of a blind corner at all. C. Perry asked David Bunker to come back with a recommendation. C. Richardson agreed with the request.


3.         Minutes from the July 17, 2007, Public Hearing and Regular City Council Meeting (7:22 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Richardson - To table the minutes. Seconded by C. Perry.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                        C. Wright                                Motion passes.


4.         Review/Action on Resolution Promoting Child-Appropriate Standards (7:23 p.m.)

            See handouts.

MOTION: C. Richardson - To approve Resolution 8-7-2007A, a resolution of the City Council of the City of Cedar Hills, Utah, promoting child-appropriate standards in the City. Seconded by C. Perry.


          C. Perry stated that this resolution is a good thing for the community. He would like to see a standing policy that a copy of this is given to each business seeking a business license.

          C. Bowman stated that she is happy with this resolution.

          C. Wright said that he hopes that people get the message that if they don’t self moderate, the City will have to take more aggressive action.

          C. Richardson said that in the communities that adopt this type of resolution, the residents are vocal in making sure the standards are followed.

Vote taken by roll call.           Aye     -          C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                        C. Wright                                Motion passes.


5.         Review/Action on Proposal to Purchase a Piece of Golf Course Property along Makai (7:25 p.m.)


See handouts. Resident Paul Hollingshead presented a proposal to purchase a piece of golf course property on Makai. Mr. Hollingshead lives on Makai and his backyard abuts hole 16. There is a piece of property between the boundary lines of their backyard and the golf course that is not maintained. He would like to buy that piece of property and landscape it with a lawn, irrigation system, and drought resistant trees along the eastern property edge. This would create a natural barrier that would help protect the home from golf balls. He is offering $4,000 plus title and closing costs figured at $250 per 1/100th acre for .16 acre. All neighbors have agreed to this land purchase. He said that there is not enough incentive to beautify land to which he has no property rights.

Staff Report:

Greg Robinson said that the City has a water line that runs along the property line in the back. Eric Johnson, City Counsel, said this sale would need legal review. He would not suggest moving forward at this time. It appears it is part of the golf course, on which there are restrictions. Also, it is a significant enough parcel that the City would have to open it up to the bidding process.

Council Discussion:

          C. Perry said that he would like to see the property landscaped, but does not want to see it sold, especially for $4,000. No future owner would be bound to the type of landscaping, which could impede neighbors’ views. There is a fair market price at which he would consider the proposal.

          Mayor McGee stated that there are many property owners with a similar issue on hole 12. The City is working on a landscaping agreement that would give adjacent homeowners the opportunity to landscape the buffer land, but the City would maintain ownership and have the right to come through the area for maintenance/repairs.

          C. Maxwell said that selling potential parkland/open space may be a potential liability to the City.

          C. Richardson said that he is in favor of beautification, but opposed to changing title on the land. He requested staff present a policy on private use of open space. Highland City recently reviewed this same topic, and the City could learn from their debate.

          C. Wright suggested keeping it in City hands with a landscaping agreement.

MOTION: C. Richardson - To continue this item. Seconded by C. Perry.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                        C. Wright                                Motion passes.


6.         Review/Action on Sewer Line Upsizing through American Fork City (7:51 p.m.)

Staff Report:

            See handouts. David Bunker stated that there is a sewer main extension going through a new subdivision in American Fork. The sewage from Cedar Hills goes through the same pipes today, but if the capacity of the pipes is fully utilized by American Fork residents, the City of American Fork may no longer be willing to allow our sewage in the pipes. This would necessitate costly upgrades later. In association with the new development, the contractor was asked to upsize the sewer main. It would be prudent for Cedar Hills to participate in the sewer upsizing for $25,161.60 in order to ensure Cedar Hills can continue to use the sewer pipes in American Fork.

MOTION: C. Perry - To approve payment to Mark Whiting Construction for the upsizing of a sanitary sewer main through Temple Ridge Estates in American Fork. Seconded by C. Maxwell.

Council Discussion:

          C. Richardson stated he would like to find out if the cost is reimbursable and make an agenda item to notice and amend the capital facilities plan.


Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                        C. Wright                                Motion passes.


7.         City Manager Report and Discussion (7:58 p.m.)


          The ribbon cutting is for the Timpanogos Cove Park on August 9 at 7:00 p.m.

          A golf course consultant has contacted the City. There is government funding available through the Department of Agriculture that allows cities to set up a quasi-government entity. It may reduce the City’s exposure. The Council is not interested.

          The Director of Golf is looking into selling advertisement space on the score cards. The Council felt that was a great idea.

          Konrad Hildebrandt met with the regional liaison for Rocky Mountain Power. He is going to look into lighting on Bayhill Drive and in the commercial district. Cedar Hills has signed up for the Blue Sky program, entering the program at the Visionary level, purchasing 58 blocks of renewable power. The City purchased the equivalent of 100% of its power usage, qualifying Cedar Hills as a Green City.


8.         Board and Committee Reports (8:09 p.m.)


          C. Bowman:

Parks - Konrad Hildebrandt stated that Mesquite Park is funded for this fiscal year. The LDS Church wants to upgrade their lot and include a softball diamond on the lot adjacent to Mesquite Park.

Other - The landscaping bid on Bayhill Drive west has been awarded. They have received their notice to proceed and it should be finished by September 15.

          C. Wright:

Other - C. Wright has spoken with many people on Silver Lake Drive. There are several people who would like to use their motorcycles and ATVs. They would all like to see trucks and full size vehicles banned from the road.

          C. Maxwell:

Golf Course - Things are going well with the golf course. Fox Hollow/Tri City is torn up, which has helped improve our numbers.

          C. Perry:

UTOPIA - UTOPIA has closed its financing. It can probably get RUS financing. Because of Cedar Hill’s low population, the City would qualify. The legislation Qwest pushed through banning cities from becoming pledging cities expires this year, giving Cedar Hills the opportunity to become a pledging city. C. Richardson would like a presentation on the City’s status as a nonpledging member vs. changing to pledging status.

Youth City Council - The Youth City Council is doing well. Participation is up from last year and they helped tremendously with the Family Festival.

          Mayor McGee:

County Council of Governments (CCOG) - At the last CCOG meeting there were discussions about transportation and economic development.

David Bunker excused at 8:27 p.m.



9.         Motion to go into Executive Session, Pursuant to Utah State Code 52-4-5 (8:27 p.m.)

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

Aye-C. Bowman

C. Maxwell

C. Perry

C. Richardson

                                                                        C. Wright                                Motion passes.



10.       Motion to Adjourn Executive Session and Reconvene City Council Meeting (9:31 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Richardson - 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.


          The Utah League of Cities and Towns conference is September 12-14. C. Wright would like to go. Any Council members that would like to attend, please contact Konrad Hildebrandt.

          Wal-Mart is moving forward. They have not submitted fees yet.

          C. Richardson asked for a status on the Traffic Safety Committee appointments. This needs to move forward. C. Richardson asked for the appointments to be made at the next council meeting. If the Mayor would rather not handle the appointments, the bylaws should be changed allowing the Council to make the appointments. C. Perry would also like this item on the next agenda.

          An analysis on watering restrictions and metering costs needs to be done before it is on the agenda for discussion.

          Mayor McGee is working with Waste Management on renegotiating the recycling fees if the City adds green waste cans. There will be an agenda item to discuss this.

          C. Wright requested that a discussion on possible measures to restrict cars on the trail above Silver Lake Drive be on a future agenda.

          Councilman Richardson noticed that with regards to the proposed Cottonwood Estates development, which is part of the golf course reconfiguration proposal, staff recommends the R-1-11,000 zone since it is contiguous. C. Richardson felt like all of Juniper Heights Plat D should be in the PR2.2 zone, which is how the other Juniper Heights plats are zoned. He said Plat D seems to feel more like Juniper Heights than the Cedars, which shares the current zoning. C. Richardson asked for the noticed R-1-11,000 change to continue on the Cottonwood Drive lots, but that the Planning Commission make a recommendation on changing the rest of Plat D from TR-1 to PR2.2 at their next meeting. C. Bowman agreed with the request.

          C. Richardson said that Mr. Fry thought he was on the agenda tonight. Staff has not considered Mr. Fry’s request.


11.       Adjourn


This meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m. on a motion by C. Perry, seconded by C. Maxwell and unanimously approved.




/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Approved by Council:

   August 21, 2007