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May 19th 2022 - Hanksville Town Council

The Hanksville Town Council meeting convened its regular session on the 19th day of May, 2022 in the Hanksville Community Center; meeting commenced at 6:00 p.m.

Present: Mayor Jeffren Pei, C. Eric Wells, C. Mona Wells, and C. Morgan Stephens

Absent: C. Tanesha Conder and Treasurer Jessica Alvey

Employees: Clerk Lisa Wells

Public in Attendance: Kelly Taylor

Meeting to Order: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Pledge: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Prayer: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Roll Call: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Motion to approve minutes of previous council meeting: C. Eric Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance

Council member Mona Wells:

Nothing to report on the cemetery. C. Mona Wells reviewed the application for grant money to improve the gun range. She is considering lights that could run on solar and cement tables. The grant is due by June 15th and the lease agreement from the BLM office for the gun range property needs to be updated. C. Mona Wells will contact Sue Fivecoat at the BLM office.

Council member Tanesha Conder:


Council member Morgan Stephens:

Discussion regarding repairs before this fiscal year ends, she will prioritize the repairs needed and get with maintenance. She updated the council on the progress of the planning commission. They are stilling working on the general plan and they will start working on ordinances sooner than they originally planned.

Council member Eric Wells:

Nothing to report. Discussed the possibility of moving the fire hydrant that is too low on the Muddy Creek Mining Co property closer to the Shell. C. Eric Wells will look at the required distance range of a fire hydrant and make sure the town would still be in compliance.

Mayor Jeffren Pei:

Nielson Construction has been moving equipment into town. The mayor will check to see if there is an easement at the end of 80 South through Sue Fivecoat property.

Treasurer Jessica Alvey: ABSENT

Clerk Lisa Wells: ABSENT

· Bills presented to council for approval (spreadsheet attached)

· Motion to approve bills for payment C. Eric Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance.

· Budget review for FY 2023 and finalize numbers

· Electric bill at rock church – discussion to reduce that

· WEX card for town to fuel at UDOT fuel pump

· The updated website will be going live

Planning Commission:


Tabled Business: NONE

New Business and Public Comment:

Kelly Taylor – Does the city have any new updates or knowledge along that line of zoning of his property? He would like to know right now what his property is zoned for today. His first step would be to get his property rezoned. He is requesting a zoning hearing to see what is involved and what is requested to get a portion of his property zoned commercial and a portion zoned residential ag, he would like to keep the portion that is watered by the pivot line agricultural. Mayor outlined to Mr. Taylor that his plan must fit the growth outlined in the general plan, land developers will have a time line to finish all roads, utilities installation and there will be fines if it doesn’t get gone as proposed to the council. As of right now the minimum lot size is one acre. If he splits his property into more than 3 lots than he is considered a subdivision and would be under the developer subdivision ordinances. A septic tank can not be installed if the property is within the town boundaries. Kelly will need to consult with his engineer to see what will be needed for him to connect to the town wastewater system.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: C. Eric Wells; Second C. Morgan Stephens Aye: All in attendance Adjourned 7:00pm


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