Tuesday, February 15, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah

Present:           Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding

Council Members: Melissa Willie, Darin Lowder, Jim Perry, James Parker (6:50 p.m.)

                        Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

                        Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

                        Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

                        David Bunker, City Engineer (6:10 p.m.)

Others: Robert Schow, Bob Eddington, Kent Wells, Gary Gygi (6:25 p.m.), Carl Volden (6:43 p.m.), Ben Volden (6:43 p.m.), Jim Cheney (6:46 p.m.), Connie Cheney (6:46 p.m.), Roxy Ogden (6:46 p.m.), Bob Ogden (6:46 p.m.), Jennifer Byers (6:47 p.m.), Jeff Byers (6:47 p.m.), Dale Ewell (6:48 p.m.), Ralph Walker (6:49 p.m.), Eileen Walker (6:49 p.m.), Carolyn Hamilton (6:53 p.m.), Steve Casazza (6:53 p.m.), Ken Cromar (6:55 p.m.), Eric Richardson (6:55 p.m.), Becky Richardson (6:57 p.m.), Brent Uibel (6:57 p.m.), Jim Baird (6:58 p.m.)


1.         This Work Session 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 6:03 p.m.


2.         Manila Water Presentation

In 1977, Cedar Hills entered into an agreement with Manila Water in order to provide culinary water to the rural lands in the City. When it was no longer feasible to stay in business, Manila Water decided to dissolve and divide the assets between the cities it services, Pleasant Grove and Cedar Hills, based on the number of residents in those cities who are serviced by Manila Water. Currently about 90 percent of residents that Manila Water services live in Pleasant Grove. Past City Councils felt that the distribution of assets was inequitable because Cedar Hills bought bulk connections in addition to two shares. The City felt that the bulk connections should garner additional assets. Manila Water felt that the connections should not be counted in distribution of assets. When Manila Water started to dissolve, Cedar Hills issued a law suit that asked for about 80 percent of the assets and an injunction to prevent the dissolution. The assets to be divided include wells, infrastructure and water rights. The Manila Water share cannot be traded because it is attached to a specific parcel of land. The water rights that are assigned to a particular share can be traded. Upon dissolution of Manila Water, individual Manila Water shares would also be dissolved. A few residents do not want this to happen. Staff and legal counsel will look into this issue and give a presentation at a future meeting.


3.         Engineering Report and Discussion

The Engineering Department is making plans for the storm drain project, which will take the storm drain from Willow Court up Cedar Hills Drive. Part of the project will include a resurfacing of Cedar Hills Drive from the school to the City building.


4.         Noticed Agenda Items for this Regular Council Meeting

          Gary Gygi, chair of the Golf Course Advisory Committee was in attendance to give a report to the City Council. The Golf Advisory Committee is operating under the assumption that there is no buyer. Members of the committee have provided Gina Higbee with 20 contacts with good potential for corporate events. They have also made arrangements with KSL. The committee had about $10,000 budget that has been turned into about $43,000 of media time. In return, KSL and Chase Media will receive trade golf. Konrad Hildebrandt will ask Ms. Higbee to make sure that these trade rounds show up in her report.

          The Council would like every agenda to include a notice that a Council Member may be attending via an electronic device.


5.         Department Presentations




6.         This meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m. by Mayor McGee.


Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder