Wednesday, October 16, 2013

City Council Summary 10/16/13

The City Council meeting began with a presentation to Mayor Rechtenbach from the employees for "Boss's Day."

Curt Cochran was appointed as a Planning Commissioner for District 2. Garl Fink was reappointed as a Planning Commissioner for District 5.

Wasatch Front Waste Executive Director Pam Roberts gave her quarterly report. She said their focus is on the new green waste program. For $114 per year residents can have a weekly pick up for green/yard waste. There is a one-time $60 fee to sign up. So far 40 people in Taylorsville have signed up, but they expect more to sign up once the service begins. To see more info on this:

The City Council made some changes to the Land Development Code. These changes were made to eliminate several inconsistencies, add language that improves clarity, eliminate redundant/unnecessary verbiage, allow PUD development on an area of one acre or more, and eliminate/alter verbiage to make the code more consistent with the Taylorsville General Plan.

An applicant petitioned the Planning Commission to increase the maximum number of children for home daycares from 12 to 16 children. The Planning Commission recommended denial, fearing that this was too intensive of a use for neighborhoods. The City Council heard the request and voted to send this back to the Planning Commission to see if the conditional use permit could take care of some of the concerns.

A proposed amendment passed to allow off-premise advertising in certain situations for commercial districts. The Planning Commission recommended this with a 4-2 vote. The Economic Development Department requested this to help with access issues created by intersection improvements in the area of 5400 South and Bangerter Hwy. The amendment allows "commercial districts" at 5400 South Bangerter, 6200 South Redwood Road, 4800 South Redwood Road, so gateway or directional signs can be at key access points.

Other items that were approved by the council include:
1. Interlocal agreement with UDOT for a pedestrian safety project on 4500 South from 550 to 800 West.
2. Authorizing the adoption of an amended and restated interlocal agreement adding new member agencies (Unified Police Department) to the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), our 9-1-1 servicer.
3. Accepting a dividend payment from the Utah Local Government Trust in the amount of $32,199.81. Recommendations are to spend this on risk management and building security.
4. Accepting a Zoo, Arts, and Parks grant from Salt Lake County in the amount of $2,527 to use for the Taylorsville Historic Preservation Committee. The committee uses these grant funds to provide buses to bring school children to the museum and farm for a fieldtrip.
5. Approving the list of appointed poll workers for the 2013 municipal election.

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