Ash Creek SSD Board Meeting March 25, 2021
Present: Richard Hirschi, Kevin Tervort, Lynn Chamberlain, John Bramall, Kelly Wilson, and Justin Sip
Staff: Michael Chandler, Fay Reber, Darrel Humphries, Blair Gubler, Kim Spendlove.
In Audience: Bruce Dickerson, and Yvonne Spendlove
Prayer and Pledge: John Bramall
Public comments: None
John Bramall asked about the growth capacity in the bench lake area. Mike said there was capacity for everything that has been proposed. John said the city would like to see the district and cities work together for reuse of water.
The minutes from the February 25, 2021 meeting were discussed.
Motion by John Bramall to approve the minutes as written. Second by Justin Sip. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
Bruce Dickerson came before the board to discuss a reduction or waiver of impact fees for his development at the Lone Rock Condos. He said they were low income homes that would only allow for two people or a small family. He felt like the fee was high for the flow they would be putting out. The units would be individually sold. Mayor Bramall thought the project was worthy of looking at. Lynn pointed out there were multiple units in each building. Fay said if a fee was adjusted, the District need to find a way to make up for those lost impact fees. Mike said there was not a mechanism for the district to make it up other than to start charging a property tax. The District was already charging the lowest fee it can charge by state law. The board talked about affordable housing only lasting for one generation of owner. They will sell it for a profit as the market value increases. The board talked about different ways the money could be recouped. Lynn thought the impact fees were not the main reason the costs were rising, and the board needed to make sure the district was collecting the fees needed. The board talked about the possibility of putting a lien on the property, so the District was paid when the home sold. Kevin thought the district’s impact fee was already low and was afraid of trying to have to work out an impact fee for every developer that wanted to get a lower fee. Lynn thought a policy would need to be made before any changes were made. Mr. Dickerson said there were other fees that have caught him by surprise, and they would make it work. He thanked the board for their time. Mike said it was an issue that would need to be addressed. He would like to see a way the District got the impact fee back when a home sold. Mike asked the cities to look at these types of requests and vet them to insure they were truly low income before they come to the district. The board talked about having Mike and Fay try to work out a new policy.
Motion by Justin Sip to direct the staff to work on a low-income housing policy. Second by Kevin Tervort. Motion carried by unanimous vote.
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Mike reported on the property trad. The planning commission approved the zoning change for the District property. The developer has starting planning how the property will be subdivided.
Mike presented an engineering agreement for the confluence park treatment plant. Mike met with Bowen Collins to set the agreement for planning and building the confluence park, a new capital facilities plan, and a monthly rate study. The total fee of $1,312,000 is based on them doing most of the work. Mike felt the district would be able to do much of the work they have budgeted for. The fee goes through bidding for construction of the treatment plant. Construction management would be a different contract. The committee will look at the treatment technology next week. Mike explained the treatment process. Mike thought that the cost would be 15-18 million to build the plant and the engineering fee was in line with the cost of the project.
Motion by Kevin Tervort to approve the engineering agreement up to $1,312,000.00. Second by Kelly Wilson. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.
Mike discussed the May board meeting. Many of the employee will be out of town on the 27th The board to move the meeting to May 18.
Mike reported the cost of PVC pipe prices have gone up considerably. He wanted to look at pipe prices before going out to bid on the Reach 11 Project. They think the prices might go back down late summer.
Mayor Spendlove of Virgin has asked the district to annex the city into the district. The town does not feel they will have the people to develop a sewer system without the district doing it. This would give the district jurisdiction in the town. A similar situation might happen in the town of Leeds.
Motion to adjourn was made at 7:50 PM
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that thisAsh Creek Special Service District Boardwill hold its regular meeting on Thursday the 25day of March 2021 at the Ash Creek Office Building at1350 South Sand Hollow Road, Hurricane, Utah 84737
Commencing at 6:00 PM
- Call to Order Lynn Chamberlain
- John Bramall Pledge of Allegiance & Prayer.
- Public comments: Public Participation (no action will be taken on any item until it is properly agendized). Citizens wishing to speak during public participation are asked to go to the podium, state their name for the record and limit comments to a minimal duration and/or no longer than three (3) minutes.
- Board comments and declaration of conflicts of interest.
- Discussion and approval of minutes from the February 25, 2021 meeting.
- Bruce Dickerson 10 minutes Discussion and possible motion concerning impact fee for Lone Rock Condos.
- Fay Reber 10 minutes Discussion of legal matters.
- Michael Chandler 30 minutes Report on property trade progress.
- Discussion and possible motion approving Confluence Park Engineering agreement.
- Discussion of May 27, 2021 Board Meeting.
d.. Superintendent’s report on operational matters.
Posted this 23 Day of March 2021
Michael Chandler, Superintendent