City Council Meeting Minutes July 25, 2017

Minutes of Fairview City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at South State Street, City of Fairview, County of Sanpete, State of Utah.

Mayor Jeff Cox called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Council Members present were Bob St. Jacques, Cliff Wheeler, KaeLyn Sorensen, Bawb Nielsen, and Casey Anderson. City Employees present were Dave Taylor, Jan Anderson, Justin Jackson, and Bob Bingham. Citizens present were Trey Robison, Jessica Claire, Ashley and Josh Gardiner, Savanna Willden, Amy Willden, and Dave Olsen.

Councilman Bawb Nielsen offered the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.


No minutes to approve.


Trey Robison -Approval for Eagle Scout Project at Cemetery. Trey would like to make improvements at the upper cemetery around the area of the flag. He plans on moving the bench which would encourage visitors to come and look at the kiosk; the kiosk is in need of repair and would like to redo it replacing the roof, etc.; list all the names of the veterans who have been buried in the cemetery; install a pathway to the flag; install six flags for each branch of the military; replace the bushes that are already there and fill in with gravel. Each flag pole will have a solar light on it. He does have some funding from family and neighbors and is planning on asking the veterans of foreign war if they would be able to help with some of the funds. He estimates the cost to be around $1,500 to $2,000. He is seeking approval from the City Council for this project and a donation to help with the path pavers. Councilman Casey Anderson moved to approve the project and a donation of $500. Councilman Cliff Wheeler seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of. He will be ready to start as soon as the eagle board approves it.

Savannah Wilden – Jr. Fair Board Representative. Savannah if helping to raise money for the county fireman challenge which is in conjunction with the fair. The prize is $2,000. She is asking for a donation of a couple hundred dollars. The money goes to the winning fire department. It is a noble cause. Fairview Fire department is combing with Ftn. Green Fire department this year. The competition is like tug war with full equipment on, slip into frozen jeans, and, etc. There are ten departments in the county. Not sure how many will compete.   Councilman Casey Anderson moved to donate $200 to the challenge. Councilman Bob St. Jacques seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of.


Planning Commission.

Business Approval, Jared Rohbock, Lawn Cared, 38 West 200 North. Jared was not present. The Planning Commission reviewed the application and it seems to be basic lawn care service. No signage issues, there may be one on the vehicle. The Planning commission recommended approval. Councilman Bob St. Jacques moved to approve the business license for Jared Rohbock, lawn care services. Councilwoman KaeLyn Sorensen seconded the motion. The voting as unanimous in favor of.

Business Approval, Josh Gardner, Pressure Washing Service, 130 South 100 East. Josh would like to start a part time job. He has a trailer with two water tanks. No customers coming to his home. No signs on property. Planning Commission recommended approval. Councilwoman KaeLyn Sorensen moved to approve the home-occupation permit for Josh Gardner. Councilman Casey Anderson seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of.

Community Emergency Organization Plan. This item came before the Council a couple of months back. It is a request from FEMA. If the City were to request funds from them then this plan needs to be in place. This is a guide for City leaders to use when an emergency arises. The plan outlines how the community is organized and the channel of communication to resources. Kevin Bradshaw has been assigned to be a representative from the Mt. Pleasant North State. When word needs to get out to the public then he will contact each ward so that they can get the information out to the people in their ward boundary. This is a work in progress. There will be changes made periodically. Prior approval was made. Information only.

Note: Power Outage August 17, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The City along with Mt. Pleasant and Spring City will be having a scheduled power outage. This is needed to further the progress along with the breaker switch project.



Mayor Jeff Cox – General City Business Update, there is a scheduled budget hearing on August 8th along with a separate hearing for the transferring of funds to the general fund. The Manti-La Shal forest service is seeking public input. They are wanting to update their visual management system. Starting July 28th there is a 30-day public comment period. Can visit their website.

The metering structing system will be moving to the new location. Will be able to judge line loss to an actual figure. It will be an improvement to the power system. If there is a problem in the City it will not take out power to Mt. Pleasant or Spring City.

A new sludge pump is being ordered, the old one is wearing out– do not want an emergency. Just installed a new SCADA system for the well east of Sammy Kogianes’. It is entirely web based.

Thank you to the City employees for their help with the celebration. Reminder of the play this weekend by North Bend Entertainers.

Councilman Bawb Nielsen mentioned a couple of incidents where vehicles were broken into. There was one common theme– they were not locked, and the keys were left in them. Would also like to thank the City and Council for their help with the celebration.

Councilman Casey Anderson would like to have a “quick approval” work session before the budget is approved. He would like to go through it. No date was decided on. Mentioned that the recreation tax is moving forward.

Councilwoman KaeLyn Sorensen wanted to thank the City workers and all others, City Council and volunteers. The celebration turned out good. Received a lot of positive comments. Splitting the celebration lessen the stress on volunteers. Mentioned “a back to dinner” for committees. Wanting to plan dates for next year.

Councilman Bob St. Jacques mentioned that the corner station coop and deli was opened.


Councilman Bawb Nielsen moved to approve the vouchers from June 22, 2017 to July 21, 2017. Councilman Cliff Wheeler seconded the motion. The voting was unanimous in favor of.


Councilman Bob St. Jacques moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:23 p.m. Councilman Bawb Nielson seconded the motion. All in favor.