August 24, 2022 | General Meeting
- 5-0 approving the Consent Agenda, which includes the following:
- August 3rd City Council meeting minutes
- School Resource Officer interlocal agreement
- Update to Title 2 of City code
City Council comments and recognitions
- The Council formally recognized Herriman resident Stryker Byrne, who recently helped rescue a group of baby ducks from a drainage grate and reunite the ducks with their mother.
- Councilmember Hodges noted a recent outing with the Youth Council and Mayor Palmer for a project to clean up Mountain View Corridor.
The 34 members of the 2022-2023 Youth Council were sworn in. Members are comprised of high-school-aged youth who dedicate many hours throughout the year of service to the City and learning about the workings of city government.
City Council board and committee reports
- Councilmember Hodges, representing the South Valley Sewer District board, reported on some upcoming infrastructure expansion projects. He also noted the district recently conducted an employee compensation survey to compare to other districts statewide.
- Councilmember Hodges, representing the Veterans and Military Advisory Board, noted the group recently met to discuss past events, upcoming events, including Wreaths Across America, and other ways to engage with the veterans in the community.
- Councilmember Ohrn, representing the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District board, noted the District will be coming to the City Council to present an upcoming rate increase for residential garbage services from $17 to 19.50 per month.
- Councilmember Ohrn, representing the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District board, encouraged continued water conservation by Herriman residents and to be patient and understanding with neighbors.
- Councilmember Shields, representing the Wasatch Front Regional Council's Regional Growth Committee, discussed a recent committee conversation surrounding the negative impacts of working to solve the affordable housing issue in Salt Lake City. He asked that as Herriman City works with regional and state partners, to continue to keep in mind the wide perspective of Herriman's community values and culture in responding to issues.
- Mayor Palmer, representing the Council of Governments, noted that among all the options for a homeless shelter in the county, the one chosen was an old Salt Lake County library in the Millcreek area. Some other additional options will be needed in coming months.
- Mayor Palmer also noted a recent dinner with mayors across the state at the Governor's mansion.
The City Council discussed establishing baseline principles for the City to refer to when considering state legislation as bills are produced and voted on. Some key principles include maintaining local control over local issues (as opposed to county or state control), public safety, transportation funding, economic vibrancy and flexibility, and affordable housing programs such as down payment assistance for teachers.
Copper Creek channel agreement
The City, years ago, agreed to reimburse the Creek Ridge subdivision developer for a drainage improvement along the west side of the subdivision. The Council will approve this reimbursement to take place in a future meeting.
6400 W Right-of-Way Purchase
The City received funds from the County for right-of-way purchase along 6400 West. The Council noted appreciation for Riverton City Councilmember Sheldon Stewart (who sits on the funds granting committee) for helping grant Herriman City corridor preservation funds for this project.
Storage for non-city groups at Butterfield Park
A local football league has been storing a trailer at Butterfield Park for its league uses. The City has previously worked to try to accommodate storage needs with the league, who is 1 of 2 groups actively using Butterfield Park for football. Earlier this year, the City asked them to remove the storage, with the matter to return to the Council for discussion. The Council expressed that in an ideal scenario, they could accommodate all leagues, needs, and budgets, but ultimately agreed that on-site storage for non-City groups should continue to be restricted.