The regular meeting of the Circleville Town Council was called to order at 7:01 PM by Mayor Koby Willis. Council Members attending were: Kirk Fullmer, Kristi Westwood, and Shane Robinson. Shirl Fox and Town Clerk, Mekeisia Westwood were excused.
Public attendees were Troy and Karen Robinson, Crystal Sorensen, Scott Palmer, Jeremy Walker, and Stacie Gass.
Mayor Willis led the pledge and Kristi Westwood offered the prayer to open the proceedings. Kirk made a motion to approve the minutes from the June 11, 2020 meeting. Shane seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
First on the agenda was a water meter for Judy Bleak who recently purchased Lot #6 in the Fullmer subdivision. Kirk made a motion to approve the water meter. Shane seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. Mayor Willis asked Troy to contact Judy about a timeframe for installing the meter.
Next on the agenda was a site permit for Dan Springer. The council didn’t have a copy of the site permit form listing the set off and project description. The agenda item was tabled to the August meeting.
Next on the agenda was a site permit and water meter for Jeremy Walker. Jeremy plans to build a home on [Street Address]. After reviewing the project approval form Kirk Fullmer made the motion to approve a water meter and site permit for Jeremy Walker. Shane seconded and the motion carried.
Next on the agenda was a site permit and water meter for Scott Palmer. Scott plans to build a home on [Street Address]. After reviewing the project approval form Kirk Fullmer made the motion to approve a water meter and site permit for Jeremy Walker. Shane seconded and the motion carried.
The last item on the public portion of the agenda was a Business License for Crystal Sorensen. Crystal would like to have a storefront location for her online clothing boutique at what was the Circleville Cafe. The business name is Roundtown Roots Boutique. Shane made the motion to approve the business license. Kriti seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
The town council had expected to discuss in the regular meeting some of what was planned for the 6:00 PM work meeting. Zach Leavitt from the Six County office was not able to attend and the agenda item was tabled to the August meeting.
Next the Town Council discussed the developing town planning commission. The town council has been attempting to recruit community members to participate in the planning commission. Several have attended at least one of the work meetings. Karen Robinson has attended several and is prepared to be an active participant on the commission. Kristi made the motion to approve Karen Robinson as the first member of the planning commission. Shane seconded and the motion passed unanimously.
The last discussion item on the agenda was the Circleville Town Park project. On July 9th, Mayor Willis and council member Kristi Westwood presented the project to the Community Impact Board (CIB) to request grant funding for the project. The town was awarded $250,000 of grant funding and $100,000 of loan funding for the project. The town also plans to contribute $100,000 to the project. The amount of grant funding approved was better than expected going into the meeting.
The town council discussed some of the elements of the park and feedback they had received from the community about the project. Stacie Gass was available to discuss an Outdoor Recreation grant she received on behalf of the school district to build restrooms and a new pavilion by the softball field. Since receiving the grant it was determined that the grant wouldn’t be near enough money to complete the project as designed. Mayor Willis wanted to explore the option of putting a softball field in the new town park and seeing if the Outdoor Recreation grant funding could be transferred to improving the planned restrooms and pavilion at the park. The council discussed how the park could be arranged to accommodate a baseball or softball field. An additional field with quality restrooms would make the town a great place to host little league tournaments.
The council decided to schedule a time to do a walk through together on the proposed site at 6:00 PM on August 13th to get a feel for the different options for arranging the elements of the park.
As an information item not on the agenda council member Shane Robinson requested that we encourage citizens to not water between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. The council agreed that would be a great recommendation to the community members as the summer has been very hot and dry so far.
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; Kirk seconded, and the motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 pm.
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