City Council recognitions
City Council board and committee reports
UDOT agreements for Mountain View Corridor
In coming months, the Utah Department of Transportation will be starting the extension of Mountain View Corridor, connecting it from Porter Rockwell Boulevard in Herriman to Utah County. The City Council approved two agreements in cooperation with that project—a main Master Agreement that the City and UDOT will work together where necessary, and a Betterment Agreement to add a water casing and fiber internet conduit. The "betterments" will come at the City's cost at approximately $211,000 in July 2024.
Budget amendments for fiscal year ending June 2023
The Council and staff discussed a variety of budget adjustments for the current fiscal year (which ends on June 30, 2023) to account for grants, transfers, lower-than-expected revenues, and higher-than-expected costs.
Budgeting going forward
The Council continued a lengthy discussion about the City's budget that has spanned several meetings. There are a number of factors that the Council and City staff are working through, including:
This will be an ongoing conversation in coming months, and the City will look to reprioritize, more deeply analyze, and have full justification for future expense plans, personnel costs, and any fee or tax increases. The full discussions can be seen in the video links below, but if any changes are proposed that will affect the general public, the City will broadly communicate that information. There will also be public hearings for budget amendments and a Truth in Taxation hearing if there are any proposed tax rate increases.
Axia business park reimbursement agreement
The Council discussed a reimbursement agreement with the developer of the Axia business park, which will be near Rockwell Landing on the southeastern tip of the city near Redwood Road. The improvements will be absorbed into impact fee costs for the project, except for about $1,400, which the City will reimburse the developer. The Council anticipates approving this item because the deficit is relatively small, but the item prompted a broader conversation about frustrations with reimbursement agreements. Under this type of reimbursement system, the City sometimes has agreed with developers to reimburse public infrastructure costs that exceed how much the City can collect in impact fees from that developer, pledging future growth money to pay for today's projects.