TOWN OF CIRCLEVILLE MINUTES
July 13, 2023
The regular meeting of the Circleville Town Council was called to order at 7:04PM by Mayor Cordell Pearson. Council Members attending were: Shane Robinson, and Stacie Gass. Kristi Westwood and Shirl Fox was excused. Mekeisia Westwood, Town Clerk was also in attendance.
Public attendees were: Priscilla Morgan, Lynn Morgan, Sydney Wells, Todd Smith, Michael Naser, Scott Simkins, Jody Thayn, David Lee, Meagan Lee, Andrea Roter, Ray Schepke, Doc Cox, and Josie Morrison.
Mayor Pearson led the pledge, and Mekeisia offered the prayer to open the proceedings. Shane made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 8, 2023 meeting. Stacie seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Jodi Thayn and her daughter Amy Brown are wanting to put a coffee shop, baked goods, and ice cream shop in the old Circleville Cafe. Stacie made a motion to approve the business license for the RoundTown Coffee Company and Shane seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Priscilla Morgan was wanting a business license for her AirBNB. They have one on Main Street and are planning on opening another one. The issue of whether their first property should be grandfathered in. Mayor Pearson said that he thought it should be grandfathered in. Stacie had some concerns about it being grandfathered in. Stacie made a motion to approve both of the business licenses. Shane seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Lonnie Maroney was wanting to build a steel building on one of his lots on 470 north. Stacie made a motion to approve the site permit, and Shane seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
Todd Smith has a water meter that he can’t use anymore. Circleville Town has placed a water meter that runs through someone else’s private property. He wants it to be moved to the north side of the cemetery road. The new service will come down the same road. It can be done at the same time. Stacie made a motion to move the meter so that the line doesn’t run on someone else’s private property. Shane seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
Michael Naser was in attendance to discuss the water project. The project was closed on Tuesday, July 11, 2023. The contractors are ready to start as soon as possible. The new well pumped 710 gallons per minute when tested. With the new well, Circleville Town should be able to meet the demand for water for the growth they expect in the next 40 years.
The State of Utah has inspected the bridges in Circleville. The only finding that needed to be addressed was the debris needs to be swept off.
The State of Utah has granted Circleville with a $6,000 grant for the cemetery. It will be used for mapping the cemetery. Stacie will obtain bids for the mapping and have them ready at the August meeting.
Stacie has been working on replacing the fence at the cemetery. Stacie has received one bid and will look into getting more bids.
Circleville has been awarded the LSLi grant. This will help with the State of Utah’s requirement to find out the making of all the water lines in town. The grant is for $83,000. The project has to be completed by October 2024.
The mayor called on those not on the agenda. Andrea Roter was concerned as to why the “Your Speed” signs are not working. The problem will be looked into. Ray Schepke wanted to thank the Town Board members for their help with the flooding this year.
The Mayor opened the floor to the Departments.
Economic Development: Circleville Town would like to thank Kathy Riddle for her help with the Town Cleanup. Aleshea Willis is starting a Youth Town Council. They have painted the pavilion. If anyone is interested, please contact Aleshea Willis.
Fire Department: Circleville Town would like to thank Circelville and Junction Fire Department for their excellent firework show on July 4.
Parks and Recreation/Economic Development: Circleville Town would like to thank Krista Dalton for her help with the parade, Carrie Davis for her help with the program, Circleville 1st Ward Young Women for the dinner, Piute Dance Company for the midway, and Circleville Elementary PTO For the Bingo. They would also like to thank Kristi Westwood for her help with setting the 4th of July set up.
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; Stacie seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.
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