City Council Recap

Officer Chuck Malm Recognition

January 11, 2023 | General Meeting



  • 5-0 approving the removal of several City committees and transitioning them to the new Friends of Herriman non-profit organization
  • 5-0 approving a contract for the Main Street widening and improvement project
  • 5-0 approving Consent Agenda, which includes the following:
    • Accepting a petition for annexation filed by Kennecott Utah Copper for further consideration
    • Monthly financial summary for November 2022
    • December 12 City Council meeting minutes
    • Franchise agreement template for telecommunication providers


General Meeting

City Council recognitions

  • Herriman Police Detective Chuck Malm received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Representative Burgess Owens. Detective Malm was one of a few recipients across the state of Utah and was nominated for providing outstanding service throughout his law enforcement career.
  • Introduction of Miss Herriman royalty
    • Miss Herriman: Kaitlyn Schreiner
    • 1st Attendant: Kaylee Hodges
    • 2nd Attendant: Rian Haslam
  • The Council commended City staff members for their efforts in clearing snow from recent storms and reminded residents of the City's winter parking ordinance

Officer Malm RecognitionMiss Herriman Royalty with City Council

Public comments

  • Two residents from the Lake Ridge neighborhood requested the City take over ownership and maintenance of an HOA road. They said the payment the Council discussed in the work meeting to help cover maintenance costs would not be sufficient.
  • A resident expressed frustration over the winter parking ordinance, saying some residents have nowhere to put cars in townhome neighborhoods if they can't park on the street when it snows
  • A resident who served on the Off-Highway Vehicle committee requested language in the committee removal ordinance be included that protects existing committees' efforts long-term in the new Friends of Herriman non-profit organization
  • Two Providence Hall students commented with concern that the lack of a crossing guard (that the City recently removed because one is not warranted under state guidelines) at a nearby crosswalk is unsafe and the crosswalk causes traffic congestion.

Flag ceremony

The meeting's opening flag ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance were conducted by Boy Scout Troop #123

BSA Troop 123 Flag CeremonyBSA Troop 123 Flag Ceremony 2BSA Troop 123 Flag Ceremony 3

City Council board and committee reports

  • Councilmember Hodges, representing the South Valley Sewer District board, reported a recent meeting in which the board discussed the expansion of S.V.S. outlets because of projected growth, especially in westernmost end of the valley near U-111.
  • Councilmember Ohrn, representing the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District board, noted the state has had a great water year to this point in terms of rain and snow. She said the water will help start to refill Utah's reservoirs but conservation is still a great need to help recover from several years of extreme drought conditions.
  • Councilmember Shields, representing the Mosquito Abatement District board, said last year showed only two human cases of the West Nile Virus in Utah, in large part due to drought conditions. It remains to be seen how a wetter winter will affect mosquito populations in 2023. 

City committee removals

The City Council passed an ordinance that removes several committees from under the City's direct oversight and places them within the Friends of Herriman non-profit group. Some members of those committees have expressed concern over long-term stability of their groups and work. The City will still donate and provide facilities and equipment for the group to function. It also allows for greater funding and grant opportunities.

Main Street widening project

The City is working toward widening and improving the western parts of Herriman Main Street. Landmark Excavating was the lowest bidding contractor. With funding available from the recent $10.5 million transportation bond (paid back by recurring state funds), the Water Fund, and other sources, the City has the budget available to complete the entire project, which was not expected in recent months.

Water conservation report

The Director of Public Works presented an report of water usage over the last few years. Residents and the City all took measures to conserve, which resulted in reduced water use in each of the last two years, despite continued growth. The City Council commended residents and staff for responding to drought needs and encouraged continued conservation.


Work Meeting

Game Pointe property

The Council and the Game Pointe Properties development team discussed a new iteration of building concepts and a development layout for the commercial property adjacent to the auto mall. The concept includes office space, restaurants, and space for entertainment facilities. The Council generally liked what they saw and are comfortable to move forward with fine-tuning a master development agreement.

Blackridge Reservoir

The Council discussed a few different items relating to Blackridge Reservoir and surrounding neighborhood. They were not interested in agreeing to a contract for a company to provide food concessions and water equipment rentals on-site because of a concern for increased traffic to an already-overloaded location. Parking on-site and on nearby streets is a recurring issue during summer holidays. After seeing cost estimates for two parking lot expansion proposals, the Council declined to continue exploring expansion. The Council also opted to keep the status quo for the neighborhood's parking permit program after examining results from a recent resident survey.

Collegiate Rugby Shield sponsorship

The City was the premier sponsor last year of the Collegiate Rugby Shield pro scouting event, in partnership with the Utah Warriors. The Warriors approached the Council to propose a 2023 partnership. The Council is generally supportive of continuing to sponsor, but wants some numbers to show economic benefit and to formulate a marketing strategy.

Work Meeting Video

General Meeting Video

Work Meeting 2 Video

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