Tuesday, April 5, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah

Present:           Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding

Council Members: Darin Lowder, Jim Perry, James Parker, Melissa Willie, Rob Fotheringham (6:10 p.m.)

Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager

Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

David Bunker, City Engineer

Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

Rich Knapp, City Accountant

                        Others: Gary Gygi (6:34 p.m.), Carlos Gurr (6:38 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 by Mayor McGee at 6:05 p.m.


2.         Review Budget for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 (6:05 p.m.)

            See handouts. Rich Knapp reviewed the budget for the Water/Sewer and Motor Pool funds.

Water and Sewer Fund:

          Computer expenses have jumped from $2,500 to $5,000. The increase is due to on-line cash receipting software that allows residents to pay their bill online. Credit card fees will cost the City more, but a $1.50 service fee should cover the costs. C. Perry prefers no service fee to use a credit card. C. Fotheringham suggested that the City give an incentive to residents who pay their bill through automatic withdrawal.

          New meter installation - The budget has increased from $16,970 to $81,000. The old part of town cannot be read electronically until the City installs new meters. The budget increase reflects electronic meter installation. There was a stockpile of electronic meters that the City bought to replace the old meters. Many of those meters were used for new construction, which outpaced projected growth.

          The budget for well purchase/construction increased from $109,056 to $1,227,000. There is just more than $200,000 in the well construction fund. The City will need to finance this new well. C. Perry requested that funding for the well project is placed on a future agenda.

          The Council requested a spread sheet of all City employees, how their salaries are divided up among different department/funds and salary increases for 2005-2006.

Motor Pool Fund:

          In Fiscal Year 2006, the City is proposing replacing two vehicles and adding a pool car. C. Perry and C. Fotheringham questioned whether every City truck needed to be a 4x4. This budget proposal reflects the ideal situation for the motor pool. C. Parker asked to see a “getting by” proposal with the pros and cons enumerated.

          The Motor Pool year-to-date expenditures exceed the budget; the cost of fuel accounts for a large portion of this overage. The maintenance budget has already been exceeded by $1,500 for maintenance on the one-ton truck. The three-year warranty on the truck had expired.

3.         Noticed Agenda Items for this Regular Council Meeting (6:55 p.m.)


          Committee Reports - Golf Advisory Committee: Gary Gygi reported on the golf course media campaign, which includes KSL Radio, maybe KSL TV, 1320 K-FAN and others. This campaign includes radio ads, live broadcasts from the golf course, and radio listener appreciation golf tournaments. All together, the course will receive $72,000 worth of advertising for $10,000 plus trade golf. All of the trade golf will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays. Some ads ran in the Daily Herald about the course giving local rates to Highland, Alpine, American Fork and Pleasant Grove


4.         This meeting was adjourned at 7:02 p.m. by Mayor McGee.


/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder