City Council Recap

Herriman HS JROTC Presentation - 2-14-24

February 14, 2024 | General Meeting


  • 5-0 approving an amendment to the City's annexation declaration plan
  • 5-0 approving an amendment to the master fee schedule
  • 5-0 approving the Consent Agenda, which includes the following:
    • January 10th and 24th City Council meeting minutes
    • Local consent for alcohol sales at Utah Warriors events for Levy Restaurants
    • Local consent for alcohol sales for Good 2 Go Stores
    • Columbus Adult Education Center agreement
    • Authorizing the Mayor to sign the agreement with the Olympia Public Infrastructure District to collect a "contract fee"
    • City fleet management policy
    • December 2023 monthly financial summary

General Meeting

City Council comments and recognitions

  • In honor of Valentine's Day, a pair of young men came to the meeting as a "singing telegram" to sing to the Council and present them with roses.
  • Councilmember Hodges commended City staff members for putting on the recent Senior Bingo event.
  • Councilmember Shields commended the City Executive Administrative Assistant Shelly Peterson for her constant effort to keep the City Council and City's administration up to date, informed about upcoming meetings and events, and organized.
  • Mayor Palmer noted that Councilmember Sherrie Ohrn was recognized by the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District board for her dedicated service and passion over several years on the board.

City Council board and committee reports

  • Councilmember Henderson, representing the Unified Fire Authority board, noted that he and other City leaders recently met with UFA leadership and said that the base service fee for UFA will go down slightly in the coming year. There will likely still be inflationary increases and wage increases, but the base fee will go down.
  • Councilmember Hodges reported that he has been selected as the chair of the South Valley Sewer District board.
  • Councilmember Ohrn said she was at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District board meeting (though she is no longer on the board), noting the board is working on forming a water use budget. She also expressed that state leadership does not generally have a firm grasp on current water resource demand versus supply and noted concern about rapid statewide growth without fully understanding water impact.
  • Councilmember Ohrn, reporting from the Utah League of Cities and Towns Legislative Policy Committee, expressed concern about some legislation being proposed and encouraged residents to pay attention and give their representatives feedback. She said that even though legislators generally act with good intent, there can be unintended negative consequences of decisions.
  • Mayor Palmer reported from a Council of Governments meeting that some processes for applying for road corridor preservation funding grants is changing.
  • Mayor Palmer said he is now one of a few municipal leader representatives on the Sports Salt Lake Advisory Committee.

Junior ROTC presentation

The Herriman High School Junior ROTC program cadets presented an idea for their annual community service project idea to the City Council, which would be a City-sanctioned community event to teach about U.S. flag etiquette and proper retirement of unserviceable flags. The Council agreed to the idea and City staff members will coordinate with the cadets to coordinate the event. They will also make efforts to involve the local Girl Scouts troop who has placed a flag retirement box in the lobby of the city hall.

Herriman HS JROTC with the City Council

Annexation declaration plan

The Council voted to update the City's annexation declaration plan, which is a requirement of state code. It describes processes for annexing land into the city and identifies which areas the City would entertain annexation requests. All annexation petitions are required to be initiated by property owners. There are no plans at this point for any specific annexation.

Master fee schedule amendments

The Council voted to amend the City's fee list to include this year's rodeo ticket prices and changes to reservation fees for the Blackridge Reservoir pavilion.


Work Meeting

Panorama development

The Council received an update on the Panorama development application. Panorama is a proposed 600+ acre development along the south side of Mountain View Corridor near the end of Juniper Crest Road. The development company, DAI Utah, is working with several property owners in the area to consolidate into one project. They are proposing residential housing, commercial area, open space, and a location for a school. The developer is hosting a neighborhood meeting on February 15th at the city hall, after which the project will go through a public process through the Planning Commission and the City Council in coming months.

Wasatch-South Hills master development agreement

The City Council received an update on a proposed change to the existing Wasatch-South Hills master development agreement. Wasatch-South Hills and Panorama are proposing to work together with some property swaps and collaborate on funding for infrastructure within their projects. The Wasatch-South Hills developer is proposing to add some areas to their existing agreement, and adding some residential units while slightly decreasing overall housing density in their plan. This item will come back again when there is more clarity to what they're requesting to change and will go through a usual public process.

Animal code

The Council discussed whether to amend parts of the City's animal-related ordinances. The City is working on simplifying, cleaning up, and re-organizing the animal code and are considering whether to make any substantial changes. The Council decided (not a vote, but a working direction) to keep the maximum number of animals per household as it is (4; maximum 3 of a kind), while providing a business licensing opportunity for fanciers or breeders who wish to have more animals. The City's leash code was also discussed, which requires leashes on animals when not confined or on the owner's property. The Council also wishes to reduce the minimum severity of penalties for non-compliance except for severe cases or repeat offenders.


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