|CITY OF OREM
COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
March 4, 1980
CONDUCTING: James E. Mangum, Mayor
ELECTED OFFICIALS: Mayor James E. Mangum, Councilmembers: Earl Farnworth Gareth Seastrand, Stella Welsh, Richard Jackson and Harley Gillman
APPOINTED STAFF: Albert E. Haines, City Managers Barry L. Bartlett, Assistant City Manager; Tricia Stevens, Planning Department; Jack Jones, Public Works Director; and Suzanne Ferguson, Secretary
INVOCATION: Barry L. Bartlett
Others present were: Leo Perry Deseret News
W. Andrew McCullough Harry Heathman Progress Report
Lynn L. Howard Harry Heathman Progress Report
Curt Roper Rezone 1200 West Center
Hoyt Baxter Rezone 1200 West Center
Stanley Welsh Interest in Civic Affairs
J. Allen Henricksen
Approval of Minutes
Mr. Farnworth moved to approve the minutes of the February 26, 1980, City Council Meeting with the following corrections: On page two, fourth paragraph, line add: "Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously." On page five second paragraph, line seven add: "For a minimum of 74 spaces." to read: "Mr. Backman stated that in the current plan one parking space per two guests for a minimum of 74 space be provided." Also, on page five, fifth paragraph, line 2 change "dwellings" to read: "buildings" and change "buildings" to read: "dwellings." Mr. Seastrand seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Acceptance of Minutes - Decency Commission
Mr. Farnworth moved that the Council adopt and accept the minutes of the November 15, 1979, Decency Commission Meeting with the clarification on page two, seventh paragraph, line one to read: "Steve motioned that Richard Downey and Elmer Quist be recommended to the City Council to be added as alternates to the Commission. Mr. Seastrand seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Acceptance of Minutes - Beautification Commission
Mrs. Welsh moved that the Council accept the Minutes of the January 24, 1980 Beautification Commission Meeting as presented. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Acceptance of Minutes - Heritage Board
Mr. Seastrand moved that the Council accept the minutes of the November 28, 1979 Heritage Board Meeting as presented. Mrs. Welsh seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Request to Appear - Deloy Crofts - Presentation of Costs for Signs - Chamber of Commerce Civic Affairs Committee
Mr. Deloy Crofts and Mr. Kevin Moss of the Civic Affairs Committee were present at the meeting to present some cost estimates for the construction of entrance signs into the City. Mr. Crofts presented a sample sketch of a road sign twelve feet off the ground with an estimated cost of $1,000. He stated that they hope to have some contribution on the steel from Geneva Steel and that he had contacted some sign companies they agreed to paint two signs free. Mr. Crofts stated that to add overhead lights to the signs would cost an additional $500 per sign and to add a reader panel would be approximately an additional $300. Mrs. Welsh suggested that some kind of shrubbery be placed around the base of the sign for aesthetic value. She suggested that the Shade Tree Commission might be able to help out in that respect. Mr. Haines stated that the money the City would donate would be taken out of the Contingency Fund. Mr. Seastrand suggested that the City donate $2,000 from the Contingency Fund and that Mr. Crofts contact the Utah Technical College to see if they would be interested in donating $1,000 or more if possible in return for the name of the College being placed on the sign. Mr. Seastrand moved that the Council let the Civic Affairs Committee know they are interested in donating some money to the construction of the entrance signs and that some Council members were talking about approximately $2,000 being set aside from the Contingency Fund for that purpose and that the Chamber suggest specific locations for the placement of the signs. Mr. Farnworth seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Public Hearing - Hoyt Baxter rezone request R-1-8 to PC-2
Mr. Baxter was present at the meeting and made a presentation to the Council regarding a rezone request of his property at 1200 West Center from R-1-8 to PC-2. Mr. Baxter stated that this would allow the development of a 7-11 Convenience Store. The Planning Commission requested that the property be rezoned but stated six concerns they had in that decision. Several citizens were present at the meeting in opposition to and in favor of the rezone request. Mr. Gary Nelson, representing 7-11 was also present at the meeting to answer any questions raised. Mr. Larry Field, a Deerfield Park resident, opposed the rezoning because he stated that he is opposed to any commercial project going in there. Ms. Suzanne Stubbs, a real estate agent and resident of the neighborhood, stated that she felt the 7-11 Store would not devalue but increase the resale value of homes in the area. Mr. Jim Walker, a resident of the neighborhood, who was opposed to the rezoning, stated that he had previously talked to two real estate agents both of which told him allowing a rezone change to PC-2 would devalue his property. Mr. Welsy Rawlings stated that he was in favor of the rezoning as were Dwayne and Don Rawlings. Warren Halser and Jean Young also stated their opposition. Vaughn and Ted Clegg stated that they were in favor of the rezoning. Mr. Jackson moved that the Council deny the request for a rezoning change at 1200 West and Center Street for three major reasons: 1. There is already an abundance of land zoned commercial in the area. 2. The City is in the process of creating a master plan which will address the land use along that area. 3. It would not resolve any traffic problems but might well add to them. Mrs. Welsh seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Update Report and Extension Request - Heathman, Inc.
Mr. Andy McCullough, Attorney for Heathman, Inc., and Mr. Lynn Howard., the Engineer for Heathman, Inc., were present at the meeting to give the Council an update report regarding the agreement Heathman, Inc. has with Orem City to locate its dealership in Orem and also to request an extension on the opening date. The deadline in the agreement, (for cars to be selling) was April 1, 1980. Mr. McCullough stated that their first delay was due to financial problems in getting funding and stated that those have now been worked out. The latest problem lies in the grading plan, especially the affect on the Central Utah Water Conservancy District's entrance at 400 West. Mr. Gillman moved to extend the date of relocation of Mr. Heathman's agreement of November 1, 1980. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Moratorium Resolution on further development - Zoning for Center Street - 1200 West to East Orem City Limits
Mr. Seastrand stated that he feels the Planning Commission needs time to carefully analyze center Street from 1200 West to the east City limits before any further rezoning takes place. Mr. Seastrand moved that the Council approve a moratorium on zoning changes to commercial uses until the comprehensive plan is completed and approved on Center Street, from 1200 West to the east Orem City limits. This moratorium does not include the residential property but strictly commercial or receive a conditional permit to go beyond the bounds of residential, and also, if there is a question on access to Center Street, that the Planning Commission needs to address that that not be permitted without their recommendation on a residential permit. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Recommendation to Organize Community Progress Council
Mrs. Welsh stated that the Community Progress Council is a correlation and board base planning for the committees that are in Orem and feels that it would be beneficial to the City. The Mayor recommended that at the earliest possible meeting a proposed organization be brought to the Council and that Stella Welsh and Earl Farnworth work with the Mayor in bringing a recommendation to the Council with a recommended organizational chart and process. Mr. Farnworth stated that this Council would serve the purpose of the correlating Council discussed in a previous meeting. Mr. Gillman moved that Stella Welsh and Earl Farnworth come back with a recommendation for the Council at their earliest convenience. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Request to Participate on Revenue Sharing Committee - ICMA
Mr. Jackson moved that the Council appoint Mr. Haines to the ICMA's Revenue Sharing Committee to provide the support necessary for him to attend the meetings as requested along with one member of the City Council. Mr. Seastrand seconded the motion. Councilmembers voting "aye" were Richard Jackson, Gareth Seastrand, Earl Farnworth and Stella Welsh. Councilmember voting "nays" was Harley Gillman. The motion passed.
Recommendation to Change the Speed Limit on Center Street east of US 89 from 25 mph to 35 mph
Concerns were expressed by several Council members regarding the speed limit by the high school. Chief Peacock, who was present at the meeting, stated that it would be enforced at 20 mph. Mr. Peacock stated that the Police Department is now involved in Selective Traffic Enforcement Program and are realizing a decrease in traffic problems. Mr. Gillman moved that the Council change the speed limit on Center Street east of US 89 from 25 mph to 35 mph. Mr. Farnworth seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Approval of Boundary Line Agreement between MBA, Inc. and the City
Mr. Farnworth moved that the Council approve and authorize the Mayor to sign the boundary line agreement between MBA, Inc. and the City of Orem. Mrs. Welsh seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Approval of Special Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Project 800 East
Mr. Dean Schauerhamer was present at the meeting. He is one of the property owners on 800 East at approximately 200 South to have curb, gutter and sidewalk installed and stated that the property would be donated to the City. Mr. Jackson stated that he feels an ordinance should be adopted where property owners be required to put in sidewalks in every developed area of the City. Mr. Farnworth moved that the Council approve the special curb, gutter and sidewalk project on 800 East as described between 200 South and from 270 feet along the west side on the basis of an 80-20 participation and the property owner providing the necessary land if there is any additional needed and that staff come up with some kind of criteria for the Council to consider in establishing some priorities and percentages to proceed in the future. Mr. Seastrand seconded the motion which passed unanimously.
Emergency Item - Auctioneers License
The Mayor discussed an emergency late item regarding March 7-8, 1980, auction of antiques and requested Council action to determine if the item should be heard. Mr. Jackson moved to hear the item. Mr. Gillman seconded the motion. Councilmembers voting "aye" were Gareth Seastrand, Richard Jackson, Stella Welsh and Harley Gillman. Councilmember voting "nays" was Earl Farnworth. The motion passed.
Mr. Kenneth Young who was present at the meeting, met with the City council along with Mr. Doug Schearer, who explained the purposes and nature of a special sale that will be held March 7-8, at the Carillon Square. Mr. Seastrand moved that a two day auctioneers' license be granted to Mr. Kenneth Young. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion. Councilmembers voting "aye" were Gareth Seastrand, Richard Jackson, Stella Welsh and Harley Gillman. Councilmember voting "nays" was Earl Farnworth. The motion passed.
Mr. Seastrand moved that the meeting adjourn. Mr. Jackson seconded the motion which passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at 10:15 p.m.