June 24th, 2021 – City Council Meeting

Return of the Trolley, People-First Streets, Active Transportation Plan, Approving FY22 Budget, Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Adoption (including wildfires), Adoption of Private Streets

  • Consideration to of Main Street Trolley Route options upon its return on July 1st.  One option was to follow the old route, another was to stop where Swede Alley and Main St intersect then return down the street.  The result from a resident survey was to keep the old route. 
  • People-First Streets project was incepted on April 15th to promote neighborhood safety and demonstration projects.  The first project is in planning for the area of Sidewinder Drive and Gold Dust Lane.
  • There is a $95k consulting fee engagement for a firm who was selective through competitive bid to assist with Active Transportation Plan Project Management.  $75k of this was provided through a UDOT grant, and $20k is being paid from the City.
  • The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is recommended for adoption (happens annually), but also has significant updates with the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and the Citywide Evacuation Standard Operating Procedures.  The Staff Report states that post-adoption of the CEMP the City may be eligible for Federal Public Assistance (PA) funds related to already incurred expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • Request to approve an Ordinance relating to a larger deck for a townhome in Deer Valley, where there is a precedent of other units doing the same and HOA agrees to the modification.  It was also forwarded to Council from the Planning Commission with unanimous approval.
  • The FY22 budget is being presented for approval.  There are many changes to reflect actual spending in FY21 and forecast spending in FY22.  The new fee schedule and Council compensation (no change from FY21) will also be adopted as discussed in the 6/17 Council meeting notes.
  • Work session item to discuss making the current HOA (privately) managed streets of Fairway Village in Park Meadows public and transfer maintenance to the City.  There are many options, but to bring the streets to current City standards with a 20-year design life would cost approximately $200,000, would require to replat the community due to public right of way requirements (impacting 12 lots), and the City’s cost of annual maintenance moving forward would be approximately $32,000.  In order to dedicate roads to the City and make them Public, they have to meet the requirement that they are pass-through.