The regular meeting of the Circleville Town Council was called to order at 7:02 PM by Mayor Koby Willis. Council Members attending were: Shirl Fox, Shane Robinson, Kristi Westwood, and Kirk Fullmer. Mekeisia Westwood, Town Clerk was also in attendance.
Public attending was Troy Robinson. Kelly Chappell from Ensign Engineering and Willie Sercu attended virtually over Zoom.
Mayor Willis led the pledge and then he offered the prayer to open the proceedings. Kirk made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 12, 2020 meeting. Kristi seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
First, a site permit for Tyler Dalton was discussed. There was a variance on the setbacks that was discussed with his neighbor. Mike Dalton discussed with the board in the February, 2020 meeting that the building was okay where it stands. Kirk made the motion to approve the site permit. Shane seconded. The motion passed. Kirk Fullmer voted aye, Kristi Westwood voted aye, Shane Robinson voted aye, Shirl Fox voted nay.
Wayne Jenkins was wanting a water meter for his lot on 470 north. He is wanting to put buildings and gardens on the lot. Shane made the motion to approve the water meter, and Shirl seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Next, Cordell Pearson was requesting a site permit. He is wanting to put a shed behind his house. He will make sure all setbacks requirements are met. Kirk made a motion to approve the site permit. Shirl seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Next, Rob McDonald was requesting a business license. He is wanting to establish his construction company Red Knolls Construction, LLC in Circleville. Kristi made the motion to approve the business license, and Shirl seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
The Mayor called on those not on the agenda.
There were none.
The Public Hearing portion was next:
The Planning Commission Establishment Ordinance was discussed next. The Ordinance was presented with some amendments to be made. First, The per diem compensation will be determined by the Town Council. Second, the Commission will serve as the Appeal Authority. Shirl made the motion to approve the Ordinance. Kristy seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Next, the Mayor opened the floor to departments.
The Town Board discussed the Town Park CIB application. Shirl had some bids for the equipment shed behind the firehouse. The Town Board looked over his bids and discussed the different options. Mayor Willis had some bids for the playground and pavilion. Kelly Chappell had some new bids for the bathrooms at the park. Mayor Willis also had some letters of support for the CIB grant. Piute County School District and USU Extension-Piute County had both written letters of support for the town park. The Board discussed if they would entertain a loan from CIB, and if so what percent would they be willing to accept as loan. The Town is already willing to contribute $100,000 to the project and contribute some in-kind work as well. If the Town takes a loan, we have to do a bond hearing. The Board agreed that they would accept a loan amount of $100,000 and a grant of $200,000. To pay back the loan, the Town plans on using general fund revenues. Shirl made a motion to approve the application for the CIB grant application for the June 1st CIB deadline. Kristi seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. That ended the Public Hearing.
Next, the secondary town well project was discussed next. Kelly Chappell had a bid to get 3-phase power to the cemetery. The pros to having it up by the cemetery is having a direct line from the well to the tank. He suggested using USDA for the grant. Kelly also proposed putting the well at the area of the new town park.
The Town Easter Egg Hunt was discussed next. Kristi has gone to a lot of work to get a treasure hunt Easter Egg Hunt for the town. She is opening it up to the surrounding communities. The Town Board would like to thank Kristi for all the work she has put into this.
COVID-19 precautions were discussed next. The Town Board would encourage town citizens to follow Governor Herbert’s directive to StayHome/StaySafe.
The Mayor opened the floor to the Departments:
Water Department: Shane suggested finding another person to help Troy install water meters. The installation of 2-inch water meters were also discussed. The cost of 2-inch and 1-inch water meters will be discussed in the May board meeting.
Road Department: Troy had gathered a list of road signs around town that need to be replaced. UCI had bid out the signs and the town looked over the bid and discussed how much they wanted to spend on signs.
Town Maintenance: Troy discussed the fence up by the dumpsters. He is wanting to have Garfield Ready Mix come and cement the posts in so he can get it finished.
Parks and Recreation: The Town of Circleville would like to thank Stan’s Merc and Smithfield Farms for their donations to the Easter Egg hunt.
The bills and budget variance reports were presented and reviewed by the council. Shane made a motion to approve the bills and budget variance reports and adjourn; Kristi seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 9:09 PM.
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