CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 6:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Mayor Mike McGee, Presiding
Council Members: Marisa Wright, Ken Kirk, Jim Perry, Charelle Bowman (6:10 p.m.), Eric Richardson (6:19 p.m.)
Konrad Hildebrandt, City Manager
Kim Holindrake, City Recorder
David Bunker, City Engineer (6:17 p.m.)
Greg Robinson, Assistant to the City Manager-Planning (6:18 p.m.)
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Others: Scott Dansie, David Blake, Cliff Chandler, David Kirkpatrick (6:20 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 6:05 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
• Presentation by Comcast (6:05 p.m.)
Scott Dansie from Comcast gave a presentation on Comcast availability in the city. When The Cedars West was constructed, the developers said they did not want Comcast in their development. The Cedars West does not meet the franchise agreement requirements. Homeowners in that area can pay a portion of the cost to get Comcast into the neighborhood. Scott Dansie will check on availability in The Cedars West, Canyon Heights, Plat G, and the Ivory Homes portion of Juniper Heights. He will also check into how the franchise agreement applies to the new public works building.
• Discussion Regarding East Bench Development and Bonneville Shoreline Trail (6:24 p.m.)
Developer David Blake stated that the City approached him about dedicating some of his land for a trail. The trail, which would lie over the aqueduct, would dissect his property. He does not plan on developing the property at this time, but the City has a time line for the trail. There is no recorded easement for the aqueduct across his property. He also maintains that houses, while no houses can be put over the aqueduct, it can be landscaped. Salt Lake Metropolitan Water District says there is an easement. Mr. Blake presented a proposal to the City in order to meet his needs as well as the City’s needs. In exchange for the dedication, he would like a guarantee that he could get everything in a future development that he could get if the development were to be built today. Specifically, in exchange for dedicated land for a non-motorized trail, he requests, among other things: the amount of land in the dedication to be counted toward open space requirements; release of all old access easements through proposed lots; driveway slope, retaining wall, and height restrictions in accordance with the All American development to the south; and transfer density from previously built PRI property to his property.
C. Perry said that he is unwilling to bind a future council by entering into a contract with Mr. Blake.
C. Bowman said that she feels that a $196,000 grant is not worth binding a future council. The City can apply for the grant at a future date.
David Blake stated that regarding the PRI land density transfer, the disconnection and development agreement between PRI and the City gave a certain density to the PRI land that would apply for five years. After which the density allowed for the Hillside Zone and/or PRD conditions would apply. PRI never intended to develop the property themselves. The agreements would be fulfilled by the assignee of PRI, which was initially All American. David Blake purchased two of the last three PRI properties. David Blake maintains that the PRI land had an approved density that applied to the entire land. His lot layout proposal has lots that range from 1/3 to 1 acre. The smallest proposed lot is 12,000 square feet.
2. This work session was adjourned at 7:01 p.m. by Mayor McGee.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder