PUBLIC MEETING OF THE DEWEYVILLE TOWN COUNCIL

MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2010

7:00 PM, DEWEYVILLETOWN HALL

 

 

Attendance:    Mayor Robert Thayne                         Lynn Stewart, Council member

                        Eric Page, Council member                 Todd Bingham, Council member

                        Sherie Goring, Council member          Tracie Williams, Town Clerk

 

Visitors:  Curt Ludvigson, Jeanne Wheatley

 

  1. Opening Ceremony, Mayor Thayne brought meeting to order and welcomed Mr. Ludvigson from Rural Water.  Council member Goring gave opening prayer and Council member Stewart led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Mayor Thayne announced that the Town Hall has a new flag and it is large enough to fit the tall flag pole. 

 

  1. Approval of October Council Minutes:

 

MOTION:  Council member Stewart made motion to adopt the minutes for October 14, 2010.  Council member Goring seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously.

Aye Votes:      Mayor Thayne                         Council member Stewart

                        Council member Page             Council member Bingham

                        Council member Goring

  

  1. Approval of Monthly Bills:

 

MOTION:  Council member Bingham made a motion to pay bills for October.  Council member Page seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously.

Aye Votes:      Mayor Thayne                         Council member Stewart

                        Council member Page             Council member Bingham

                                    Council member Goring

 

  1. Planning and Zoning Review:  Layne Gardner project, he would like to build a building for his metal processing business.  He would like to build it west of his cabinet shop. (Approximately 10775 N. Hwy 38.)  Mayor Thayne discussed in more detail. See P&Z Minutes (11-4-10).  Mayor Thayne and Mr. Gardner have met with the CountyPlanner, Kevin Hamilton, to discuss this and he suggested that he go to the State first.  The Town can get some revenue from this. This business is border line Commercial and Industrial.  This would have to be rezoned in the Ordinance.  Noise and emissions will be an issue.

Discuss Date and Time for Council Public Hearing:  It was discussed and decided to have the public hearing in January at the regular Town Council meeting.    

      

      New Business:

 

  1. Curt Ludvigson (Rural Water) Presentation:  He passed out a business card to everyone.  Council member Stewart discussed that Mr. Ludvigson has helped with the Town and wrote up a rate structure for the water fees.  He started this because of the water project with a loan payment that was due to the State.  Mr. Ludvigson says if the town can sell water to the Conservancy District, the rate would not have to go up.  This is plan B to fall back on incase the Town is unable to sell the water.  He showed a print out of the water meter readings for a year, current to different scenarios for the cost and revenue.  Council member Stewart asked how the town compares to other towns our size for the pricing of water.  Mr. Ludvigson said that Deweyville’s overage rate is really low.  He discussed how the economy is and that there won’t be any money to get from the resources that used to be available.  Mayor Thayne says he is working on getting the loan lowered for the new water system that was put it.  Mr. Ludvigson said to get a hold of him if money is needed, and he would see what kind of money is available other than Water Resources.  He can work with it more if they would like him to. 

 

Council member Stewart asked if he knew what would be a good price for chlorinated water per acre foot if they were to sell to the Conservancy District.  Mr. Ludvigson did not know and that he should ask Paul Fulgham.  Actually the Town would be selling surplus water to the district and not selling water rights.

 

Mayor Thayne praised Rural Water and how they have been there for our Town.  Mr. Ludvigson asked the town council to consider writing a letter about how grateful they are for Rural Water.  Mayor Thayne will draft a letter and e-mail everyone to look over it, and then e-mail it to Mr. Ludvigson to send off to the big guys.  He will take the letter as soon as they can get it written.  Mr. Ludvigson left as soon as his discussion was over.  He had a long commute.

 

  1. Acceptance of Bid for New 6” Water Line for Cemetery:  Mayor Thayne showed Council the copies of bids for the project. 

 

MOTION:  Council member Bingham made a motion to accept the bid for Grover Excavation and award it to him for the Deweyville culinary improvements for the cemetery.  Council member Stewart seconded the motion..  Motion passes unanimously.

   Aye Votes:      Mayor Thayne                         Council member Stewart

                        Council member Page             Council member Bingham

                                                Council member Goring

      Unfinished Business:

 

  1. Business License Application and License Documentation:  Nothing new was accomplished so this was not discussed.

 

  1. Appreciation Dinner:  Iron Gate Grill is coming to cater, Saturday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. here at the Town Hall.

 

  1. Discussion on Holding a Work Meeting to Discuss Water and Mobile Home Ordinances, Fees Resolution to Include Flat Fee for Water Connection:  Put point system for animals on this discussion.  It was discussed to have it on Wednesday, December 1.  6:30 p.m. (Send out Reminders).  Everyone needs to go over all the resolutions, and animal points.

 

  1. Water Billing Software and Hand Held Unit:  Council member Page talked to Jason from Master meter.  He sent out a sales man, who the town has been buying meters from.  He brought out a laptop that will be used to read meters.  Council member Page would like to move ahead with it, if it is $5,000.00 or less.  It will make it easier to use the laptop than the handheld.  They will come out and spend time with the hand held to make it work better, and use handheld for a back up: This is an administrative decision so no vote was needed.

 

  1. Prisbrey Recognition Letter:   Mayor Thayne wrote a letter to Mr. Prisbrey about naming the walking trail after his grandfather Merrill Prisbrey.  As discussed earlier it was decided to have a plaque with names of people contributing to the walking trail and not just one person on it.  It was decided to have the mayor send the letter. 

 

  1. Fire District And Water Project Update:  Not much on water project, fence is done.  Mayor Thayne showed the fire District budget.  The District will be in the negative of about $9,000.00 a year.  This budget will have to be done in December.

 

  1. Emergency Management:  Council looked at the Emergency management plan.  Pg 7, under emergency authority, who will be next in line if anything happened to the Mayor.  A copy is attached.  There will be a CERT Training at USU for a refresher course.  There will be a drill during the Spring of 2012, state wide, for an earthquake practice and put a plan to act upon.

 

  1. Website Content Discussion:  The Council will know in a week if Maxine Goring will be able to continue doing the website.  Council member Goring will contact her to see if she wants to continue.

 

  1. Road to North Tanks and Wells:  Not sure what to do with this area.  It is a problem access.

 

       Public Comments:  This is an opportunity for the public to address the council.

 Please limit your comments to three minutes.  Jeanne Wheatley was wondering, and has talked with Stacey Arbon about using the Town Hall for Bountiful Baskets every other Saturday.   Bountiful Baskets have been getting more people to come and buy produce and they need a place to put the produce in during the winter so it does not freeze.  If this is not available Jeanne did not know if this will start up again in the spring.  The council is OK with it.  The Bountiful Basket people will clean up afterward.  Snow removal might be an issue.  Council member Page will not guarantee snow removal if it snows on that Saturday morning.  It was decided to try it out and see, and that Stacey Arbon needs to be aware of the snow issue.

  

      Council Member Reports:

 

  1. Water and Roads (Lynn Stewart):  Council member Stewart discussed that there is one Source Protection Plan.  Well one and well two are in the same source.  This needs to be done by December.  He discussed the money collection for delinquent water bills and no one is more than 30 days behind.  The door hangers are still working.  Mayor Thayne asked if he looked at Jack Williams’ water pressure, it has been but something else needs to be checked. 

 

Richard Williams will mark shut offs at water tanks and Main lines.  Fence posts can be used for clear markings in the snow.  He will mark fire hydrants and get grass away from them.  They will use fence posts marked with colored paint for now.  Bill Kerivan can weed eat around the fire hydrants so that the snow will not be able to hide them.  Gravel needs to go on the road by cemetery.

 

  1. Documentation and Zoning (Sherie Goring): Council member Goring has nothing to report as of now.

 

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  1. Parks and Public Safety (Eric Page):  Council member Page started landscaping around the Town Hall and will finish doing this and put gravel down.  He will wait until spring to finish it. 

 

  1. Buildings and Cemetery Maintenance (Todd Bingham):  Council member Bingham went to a mosquito abatement meeting.  He dug a grave today and he knows what to do now to keep from cutting into the grass when a grave is to be dug.  Sherie suggested getting the kiosk out of cemetery and replacing it.  He wants to replace doors and door jams on the sheds.  Men’s bathroom needs to have some work done. 

 

Adjourn:  MOTION:  Council member Stewart made a motion to adjourn the Town Council meeting.  Council member Bingham seconded the motion.  Motion passes unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

   Aye Votes:      Mayor Thayne                         Council member Stewart

                        Council member Page             Council member Bingham

                                                Council member Goring

 

 

Approved:  ____December 9, 2010_____

 

Town Clerk:  ______________________