City Council Meeting Recap – Sept 23, 2020
4-0 approving all the following:
- Close public hearings for:
–Parks, Recreation, Trails impact fee facilities plan
-Parks, Recreation, Trails impact fee analysis
-Fire/EMS impact fee facilities plan and impact fee analysis
-Fire/EMS impact fee enactment
- Consent Agenda, which includes:
-Meeting minutes for August 19th and 26th City Council meetings
-Monthly financial summary
-Agreement for Herriman Police to provide school resource officers to Providence Hall
City Council Comments and Board Reports
UTA Advisory Board
Utah Transit Authority has rebounded from the pandemic well and is again providing nearly every route that was available for riders before the pandemic. The UTA On Demand microtransit project has been successful in the southwest portion of Salt Lake County, showing steady usership.
South Valley Sewer Board
The current SVS facility is running at full capacity. The pandemic has delayed construction for a thermal drier at a new facility, but the project is expected to get under way in October with completion in late winter.
Mosquito Abatement Board
Multiple West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito pools have been detected in Salt Lake County. No human cases of WNV in Salt Lake County. 1 case of Zika virus in United States this year, and that case is related to travel outside the U.S.
Shop Around program:
As of Wednesday evening, 10 businesses have turned in Herriman Bucks coupons submitted by residents during the recent Shop Around program (businesses have until Sept 30th to submit the coupons to the City for reimbursement).
10,242 cards back ($102,420 worth) of Herriman Bucks. The businesses will be reimbursed by the City for the coupons. The program is meant to provide an economic hand to the community as it has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The reimbursement funds will ultimately be covered by the federal CARES Act.
Christmas Box Angel Monument
Discussion about a potential monument at the city cemetery. A resident approached the City with the idea of installing an angel monument, meant to be a place where parents who have lost a child can come to grieve and mourn their loss. The monument is loosely based on a statue mentioned in the Richard Paul Evan novel, The Christmas Box. Funds for the statue would be raised by the community, while the City would pay for the landscape and statue base.
Water infrastructure bond options
The Water Department has been working to improve water infrastructure, but there are areas of the City that have needs greater than the funds can be generated in the short-term.
The Finance Director advises that the potential bond would happen at a very favorable time and situation for the City to get ahead of needed water improvements.
Herriman Police announced the promotions of Cody Stromberg to Deputy Chief, Zach Adams to Division Commander, and Jose Lopez to Sergeant.