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dog licensing 2017

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Latest News.

NOTICE TO ALL DOG OWNERS OF MONROE CITY, SEVIER COUNTY

Every person owning or having charge of any dog over the age of three (3) months of age within the corporate limits of Monroe City, shall pay an annual licensing fee of $35.00 for every unaltered male or female; $10.00 for every neutered male or spayed female; $25.00 for an annual hobby kennel license for owners of three (3) to four (4) dogs which are neutered or spayed and $50.00 for an annual Class A kennel license for owners having three (3) to four (4) dogs any one of which is intact and all owners with more than five (5) and less than ten (10) dogs, neutered or intact.  All dogs that are maintained in a kennel and that are over three (3) months of age shall be individually licensed.  Owners that are maintaining kennels as part of a business shall be required to purchase a business license. 

Application for license and payment of this licensing fee is to be made at the Monroe City Hall on or before March 1st, 2017.  Failure to comply with this law shall result in a charge and fine against any dog owner not complying before said date of March 1st, 2017.

Every dog licensed must show proof of receiving a rabies vaccination.  A rabies vaccination clinic will be held at the Monroe City Shop, 655 South Main, from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  Licenses may be purchased at this clinic. For more information call the Monroe City Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays at 527-4621.

Copies of the Monroe City’s animal control ordinance are available for inspection at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main, Monroe, Utah. 
  
This notice is hereby published and made public in accordance with Monroe City Ordinances, Chapter 28, Section 347-357.

Emalee H. Curtis
Monroe City Recorder

Published in the Richfield Reaper January 4, 11, 2017   

10 25 2016 city council minutes

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Latest News.

MINUTES
MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Council will meet on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main, which meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The agenda will be as follows: The order of business may be changed as time permits.

6:00 P.M.   WORK SESSION - UAMPS overview of Monroe City’s Power Resources

Mayor Nilsson welcomed everyone to tonight’s work session. The council is appreciative of Jackie Coombs, UAMPS Manager of Corporate and Member Relations, who will provide a power point presentation showing Monroe City’s power resources. This information will assist the city in planning for future power needs of our community.

Present:
Jackie Coombs, UAMPS 
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson, Councilmembers Joe Anderson, Perry Payne, Fran Washburn, Michael Mathie, Johnny Parsons  
City Employees: Emalee Curtis, Allison Leavitt, Jacee Barney, Devin Magleby, Daniel Peterson, Josey Parsons, John Draper, Bob Lee.
Utility Board Members: Buddy Qualls, R.K. Nielson, Mathew Mills, Jeff Nielson.

Jackie Coombs, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), Manager of Member Relations, was introduced. Outlined below are the talking points of her presentation:
*    An overview of the UAMPS organization. There are 47 members in 7 western states. UAMPS currently has 16 active projects.
*    A review of UAMPS Projects (resources), transmission and services provided.
*    A review of Monroe’s resource portfolio.
        Hunter 2 project - 0.7942% entitlement share (498 kW)
        CRSP project - Monroe City’s summer share is 0.8274% or 709 kW
        CRSP winter entitlement share 0.1041% or 1,399 kW
        Payson Project (Nebo Plant) Monroe’s entitlement share is 0.4518%
        Firm Power Project - Monroe’s entitlement share if 0.6389% or 242 kW
            IPP Project - Monroe’s entitlement share is 0.130%. EPSA administration
        entitlement share of 0.9259% 
*    Monroe’s Annual Load/ Resource portfolio was reviewed.
*    Charts showing Monroe’s forecasted load resource comparison and shortage and surplus results were evaluated.
*    Jackie explained UAMPS Pool Project and how resources are allocated.
*    Additional charts were explained such as sales to the Unplanned Pool, the city’s average cost of power purchased through UAMPS, and a chart showing the City’s 2015 resource usage.
*     Next Jackie reviewed resource challenges and the changing utility industry for each of Monroe’s current resources.
*    Federal regulation and market challenges were discussed in detail.
*    UAMPS approach to environmental regulations was pointed out.
*    The carbon Free Power Project time-line was shown (New Project).
*    Information regarding a new Nuclear Power Project was reviewed.
*    Jackie pointed out how UAMPS partnership with its members provides a tremendous value to municipal utilities.

Jackie asked that the city encourage energy efficiency in Monroe.

There was a brief discussion regarding distributed generation such as solar power. Jackie recommended that Monroe not allow net metering, rather, purchase their generated power and keep them as our customers. She also commented on allowing roof top solar, only if we purchase all of their generation and keep them as our customer. 
Recommending in the future replacing all carbon energy with nuclear power generators.
The entire industry is shifting. New regulation on Natural Gas. Coal was a daunting task for cost of purchasing energy in the 1980's. Now we are in the same place and it is very daunting to move forward with the base load to replace coal fired generation. 
Once we sign up for the carbon free projects, there will be an off ramp to exit the program if Monroe City chooses to do so. These projects are small so they can be considered as  renewable energy projects.  

Mayor Nilsson stated that it looks like Monroe City Power has a good energy portfolio. If we were to take out the IPP Project would we still be in good shape. Monroe City is not using it now so basically it’s already dropped. Minimize cost in portfolio is when we have used IPP as it is very expensive energy.

UAMPS is here to help. They are just an extension of our staff.  The city needs to determine what we have as distributed generation now and in the future.

Jackie asked if anyone had any questions? There were no additional questions. Mayor Nilsson thanked Jackie for the valuable information presented to the council and utility board tonight.  
The work session adjourned at 7:31 p.m.
    MINUTES
    REGULAR MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING        
    OCTOBER 25, 2016

1.  Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson conducting - Meeting called to order
Mayor Nilsson called the regular meeting of the Monroe City Council to order at 7:38 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Johnny Parsons. Prayer was offered by Mayor Nilsson.                              

Present:
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson
Councilmembers: Michael Mathie, Johnny Parsons, Fran Washburn, Perry Payne, Joe Anderson
City Deputy Recorder: Allison Leavitt
Public Works Superintendent: Devin Magleby
Power Superintendent: Daniel Peterson
Parks/Cemetery Superintendent: Bob Lee

City Recorder Emalee Curtis was excused. She is traveling to St. George tonight to attend a three day Flood Plain Manager’s Conference. City Treasurer Jacee Barney is also traveling to St. George tonight to attend a three day Business License Conference   

Citizens:
Dean Brewer
Susan White
Troy S. Fuller 

 Approval of minutes of previous meeting
Councilmembers reviewed the minutes of the October 11, 2016 council meeting.
Councilmember Johnny Parsons moved to approve the minutes of the Monroe City Council Meeting held on October 11, 2016 as corrected.  Motion seconded by Councilmember  Perry Payne. All were in favor. Motion passed.
(Correction) page 4: Sentence to read: “IPA is asking Monroe City Power for a decision on who is in and who is out of the IPP Project”.

2.  Citizen input
None.

3.  Business
    A. Approval of survey plat for a single lot split located at 410 South 100 East submitted by Dean Brewer, Susan and Katherine White. 1-M11-29 containing 1.38 acres. 
Mr. Brewer explained that the planning commission and city council had both given conditional approval for this single lot split. He is now bringing the survey plat for the council’s final approval. 

It was determined that the survey plat meets all city requirements to split this property into two building lots.

Councilmember Joe Anderson moved to approve the survey plat presented by Dean Brewer, Susan and Katherine White for property located at 410 South 100 East. Motion seconded by Councilmember Johnny Parsons. Voting for the motion: Councilmembers Anderson, Payne, Washburn, Parsons, Mathie. All were in favor. Motion carried.

Mr. Brewer requested that the city install an irrigation riser on the newly divided property. 

    B. Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) Renewal Offer-Utah Purchaser Subscription Intent  
Councilmember Payne stated that the information presented in the work session did not change his mind about not accepting the offer to remain a partner in the IPP Project, this information about Monroe City’s energy resources only clarified his decision. The opinion of the city council is to go in a different direction for future purchasing of city power through UAMPS, to move towards different power contracts. Participation in the nuclear power study and rely on our renewable energy contracts for natural gas and wind power as well as hydro generation. 
 
Councilmember Payne moved to discontinue Monroe City’s contract with IPA and not participate in the future of the Intermountain Power Plant. Motion seconded by Councilmember Parsons. 
Discussion: Councilmember Washburn asked if we would be responsible for the costs of dismantling the IPP power plant? He was told that no one is quite sure about that issue right now, nothing is sure, but if we opt- out that gives the city less liability. 

Roll call vote: Voting for the motion Councilmembers: Mathie, Parsons, Washburn, Payne, Anderson. All were in favor. Motion passed. 

Mayor Nilsson will sign the document: Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) Renewal Offer-Utah Purchaser Subscription Intent, indicating that Monroe City opts out of renewing it’s entitlement share of the IPA project..  
        
4.  Staff Reports - 
Devin Magleby reported that the new water line and fire hydrant have been installed to the newly annexed property owned by Jared Peterson.
 
The city’s pressurized irrigation will be turned out of the system next Monday. 

5.  Department business - reports and concerns - law enforcement concerns 

Councilmember Joseph Anderson-Streets Department-Weeds - Equipment -Youth Council 
He will be sitting down with Devin in the near future to discuss city street projects. 

Councilmember Perry Payne - Electric - Mosquito Abatement - Utility Board 
Daniel Peterson, Monroe City Power Superintendent and UAMPS and IPA representative said that he is comfortable with the council’s decision to opt out of the IPP plant. 

Councilmember Fran Washburn - Parks - Library - Sr. Citizens
No new business.    

Councilmember Johnny Parsons - Water - Irrigation - Wastewater - Fire Department
No new business.

Councilmember Michael Mathie- Cemetery-CERT-EMS -Landfill -Garbage - Planning Commission  
No new business.

Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson - General Administration    
No new business.
        
6  Adjournment
Councilmember Parsons moved to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motion seconded by Councilmember Mathie. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.  
     
Approved this 8th day of November, 2016    Emalee H. Curtis Monroe City Recorder 
                                            

    


 

11 08 2016 city council agenda

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Latest News.

NOTICE AND AGENDA
    MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
    NOVEMBER 8,  2016

Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Council will meet on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main, which meeting shall begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The agenda shall be as follows: The order of business may be changed as time permits.

1.  Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson conducting - Meeting called to order
Pledge of Allegiance -Prayer - Roll Call - Approval of minutes of previous meeting

2.  Citizen input

3.  Business
    A. Proposed Ordinance 11 08 2016 Moratorium on Distributed Generation
    B.  Proposed staff and volunteer’s holiday bonus and gifts        
    C.  Holiday Kick off celebration
    D.  Approval of Warrant Register, Cash disbursements and adjustments registers

4.  Staff Reports  
Report on flood plain manager training
Holiday Newsletter articles

5.  Department business - reports and concerns - law enforcement concerns 
Councilmember Joseph Anderson-Streets Department-Weeds - Equipment -Youth Council 
Councilmember Perry Payne - Electric - Mosquito Abatement - Utility Board
Councilmember Fran Washburn - Parks - Library - Sr. Citizens
Councilmember Johnny Parsons - Water - Irrigation - Wastewater - Fire Department
Councilmember Michael Mathie- Cemetery-CERT-EMS -Landfill -Garbage - Planning Commission  
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson - General Administration    
                
6  Adjournment

Posted this 7th day of November, 2016
I hereby certify that the foregoing notice and agenda was  posted at the Monroe City Hall and website at littlegreenvalley.com, posted on the Utah State Public Notice website and personally delivered to each member of the Monroe City Council
    
Emalee H. Curtis, Monroe City Recorder

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special  accommodations, (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this meeting  should notify Emalee Curtis (435)527-4621 at least 24 hours prior to this meeting. Monroe City is an equal opportunity employer and provider.     

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

10 11 2016 City Council Minutes

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Latest News.

MINUTES
    MONROE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
    OCTOBER 11, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Council will meet on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main, which meeting shall begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The agenda shall be as follows: The order of business may be changed as time permits.

1.  Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson conducting - Meeting called to order
Pledge of Allegiance -Prayer - Roll Call - Approval of minutes of previous meeting
The regular meeting of the Monroe City Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Nilsson. The Pledge of allegiance was led by Councilmember Michael Mathie. Prayer was offered by Councilmember Johnny Parsons.

Present:
Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson
Councilmembers:
Michael Mathie
Johnny Parsons
Fran Washburn
Perry Payne
Joe Anderson - Excused - He had to work tonight
City Recorder Emalee H. Curtis
Deputy City Recorder Allison H. Leavitt
Public Works Superintendent Devin Magleby
Monroe City Power Superintendent Daniel Peterson

Citizens:
Payton Knight
Valyn Leavitt
Darin Toone

Councilmember Fran Washburn moved to approve the minutes of the September 13, 2016 city council meeting as corrected.  Motion seconded by Councilmember Johnny Parsons.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.
Correction: Page 2 sentence to read: “Ryan Anderson will be helping with the engineering”

Councilmember Michael Mathie moved to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2016 special city council meeting as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilmember Perry Payne. All were in favor. Motion passed.
Correction: Page 3 sentence to read: “An agreement between the employee and Monroe City will be prepared, stating the terms of his administrative leave and signed by both the employee and the Mayor.” 

2.  Citizen input
None

3.  Business
    A. Payton Knight - Proposal for an Eagle Scout Project
Payton outlined a proposal for his Eagle Scout Project. He would like to permanently install the temporary name plaques (which now are permanent) in a concrete base to protect them from being damaged or stolen. He has a list of 13 names now that could be part of his project. He is asking for the council to approve this project.  Cemetery sexton Bob Lee suggested this project.

Councilmember Michael Mathie and other councilmembers agree that this would be a good project.   

The city will mark the area and make sure it is done correctly. Payton will talk with his scout leader and get it approved than try to do it this fall. Payton’s deadline to finish the project is December.

    B. Monroe Lions Club - proposed community project              
Darin Toone asked the council’s permission for the Lion’s Club to re-roof the restroom at the Lion’s Park. The Lions Club has the funds to complete this project. There was a discussion about using shingles or putting on a metal roof. The council agreed that they would like to have them put on a metal roof. The color is to be determined after color samples are looked at.

Councilmember Fran Washburn asked if the Lion’s Club would paint the gold trim at the city library.

    C. Intermountain Power Agency - Renewal Offer - Utah Purchaser Subscription Intent
Members of the city council received copies of the latest information concerning the Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) renewal offer and Utah Purchaser Subscription intent to remain a partner in the IPP Power Plant in Delta.

Councilmember Perry Payne commented that the council should soon decide what Monroe City Power is going to do.
 
Mayor Nilsson felt that the council isn’t ready to make a decision yet. 

Monroe Power Superintendent Daniel Peterson’s opinion is that all councilmembers are aware of the project and changes that will take place when Monroe City’s contract expires in 2026.  The California participants in this project cannot purchase coal fired energy. They want a gas fired plant to keep the transmission lines alive. The project has been downsized from the original plans.     IPA desires for Utah to have ownership of the majority of the project. If Monroe City stays with the project we will have to help pay for dismantling the existing plant. If we don’t stay with the project, there may be no future costs to us.

Daniel’s opinion is he is concerned with our staying with the project since California has a history of defaulting on contracts. There are potential risks and liabilities if  Monroe City keeps ownership in the project.

Several councilmembers asked if there was any positive reason to continue to stay in the project. They felt that we still need to study the ramifications and future needs of Monroe City Power. 

UAMPS will be at a work session at 6:00 p.m. on October 25. Monroe City’s existing resources and information to help plan for future power needs will be reviewed. This will help the council to be better informed prior to signing any IPA documents. There will be information on a proposed new nuclear power plant.

IPA is asking Monroe City Power for a decision on who is in and who is out of the IPP Project. The council feels they would like to opt out if it can be documented that we would have no future liability for this project.

The council will wait until after the next council meeting to make a decision and submit paperwork to IPA.  

    D. Approval of Warrant Register, Cash disbursements and adjustments registers
Council members reviewed and signed approval for the warrant register and cash disbursements and adjustments registers.
4.  Staff Reports - 
Reports on recent training.
City Recorder Curtis and Deputy Recorder Leavitt reported on recent training conferences they attended.  They thanked the council for the opportunity to attend the Utah League of Cities and Towns Annual Convention in Salt Lake City and the Utah Municipal Clerks Convention in Vernal.

Quarterly budget reports were distributed to members of the council. They were asked to review their departments and note any changes that should be made by amending the 2016-2017 annual budget.

Allison informed the council that Ken Castles of Big Daddy’s Deli will be catering the city’s annual employee appreciation banquet in November. He provided a sample menu. The council decided to have a brisket and salmon buffet. 

The November 22, 2016 city council meeting will be canceled.   

Public Works Superintendent Magleby informed the council that the city’s pressurized irrigation water will be turned out of the system Oct 17th, weather permitting.

City crews have started construction on Jared Peterson’s water line.
John Chartier told Devin that he should have the well reports back from the state     within a month and will schedule a date to report to the council. 

5.  Department business - reports and concerns - law enforcement concerns 
Councilmember Joseph Anderson-Streets Department-Weeds - Equipment -Youth Council 
* Councilmember Anderson was not present at tonight’s meeting.

Councilmember Perry Payne - Electric - Mosquito Abatement - Utility Board
* The power department is investigating a quote to have a pelton wheel built for the lower power plant. One quote was for $33,000 or $35,000. The other quote is $125,000 or $129,000 which will not be considered. 

There was a discussion about installing filters on the penstock to reduce wear on the pelton wheel. The council also discussed possibilities for changing the collection point for the upper power plant. Some good ideas were mentioned for future improvements.

Councilmember Fran Washburn - Parks - Library - Sr. Citizens
*The new sign at Mtn. View Park looks good. City crews were asked to finish the back side of the signs. Councilmember Washburn thanked city employees for installing this sign.

Councilmember Johnny Parsons - Water - Irrigation - Wastewater - Fire Department
* Councilmember Parsons and Mayor Nilsson met with city employee Rodney Wanlass. Both Rodney and Mayor Nilsson signed an agreement with terms mentioned from the council’s special meeting. This signed agreement included specific responsibilities for the employee to follow in order to retain employment with the city. This document is filed in the employee’s employment file.

Councilmember Michael Mathie- Cemetery-CERT-EMS -Landfill -Garbage - Planning Commission  
* The city planning commission discussed if there was a need for an ordinance regulating panhandling in the city. A local law enforcement officer asked that such an ordinance be considered. The commission feels that this is not really a problem in our community and there were concerns with freedom of speech in public places and constitutional rights. There are already laws about criminal conduct in public places, trespassing, harassment, etc. 
* The commission also discussed regulating business signs. They discussed if this is an issue. Possibly wording could be added to the business license ordinance and put on the business license application.

Mayor R. Kirt Nilsson - General Administration    
* Mayor Nilsson reminded everyone that the council will host an employee appreciation dinner on November 22nd. There will not be a council meeting that night.
                
6  Adjournment
Councilmember Mathie moved to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Councilmember Parsons seconded the motion. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned. 


Approved this 25th day of October, 2016

Emalee H. Curtis
Monroe City Recorder 

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