January 6th, 2022 - Hanksville Town Council

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

Present: Mayor Jeffren Pei and C. Mona Wells

Absent: C. Eric Wells and Treasurer Jessica Alvey

Employees: Clerk Lisa Wells

Public in Attendance: Sara Bradbury

Meeting to Order: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Pledge: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Prayer: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Roll Call: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Motion to approve minutes of previous council meeting: C. Mona Wells; Second Mayor Jeffren Pei Aye: All in attendance

Report of officers:

Council member Mona Wells:

Nothing to report

Council member Eric Wells:

Absent

Mayor Jeffren Pei:

Discussed dogs that have been reported as a nuisance and is there a need to pay a dog catcher. Mayor will talk to Lee Cartmell about catching the dogs and taking them to the animal shelter and the possibility of the town paying his fuel.

Since there were no applicants that filed for town council there are 2 vacant positions that have to be appointed. The clerk will advertise the 2 positions and detail the requirements. Approximately 10 hours of service monthly on assigned projects, attend monthly council meetings, be prepared and involved in needs of the town. Learn the duties of serving on the council.

All members that had been appointed to the planning commission were invited to attend tonight’s council meeting. The council discussed that since the planning commission that was appointed in April of 2020 has not functioned, they have held no meetings, and they are not in attendance at tonight’s council meeting. The council dissolved the planning commission members and will start again. Clerk will advertise for 5 planning commission board members that are willing to serve, come to the next council meeting.

The mayor would like a team of leaders that are willing to re-invest in the Town of Hanksville and lead out on projects like: Welcome to Hanksville signs, Veteran’s Memorial, sidewalk, and other beautification efforts in town.

NRCS funding is still in the works and council looked at the possibility of moving the canal on Locust Lane through the hill instead of next to the road to allow the town to move that road closer to the hill since that is the area this is in danger of the river cutting into the bank and gradually undercutting that section. The mayor would also like to petition the EMS flood relief funds for the town for gravel and road base.

The mayor asked C. Mona Wells to be in charge of parks and recreation. Also, Eric Wells is considering going through P.O.S.T to be hired on as a part-time deputy sheriff for Wayne County and also keep his job at the town.

There is no lighting on the outside of the EMS building due to lights not working, mayor will have maintenance get on this project.

Treasurer Jessica Alvey:

Absent


Clerk Lisa Wells:

· Bills presented to council for approval (spreadsheet attached)

· Motion to approve bills for payment Mayor Jeffren Pei; Second C. Mona Wells Aye: All in attendance.

· Financial report submitted for review by council

· Motion to approve Planning Advance grant from Water Quality Board Hardship Grant Fund as authorized at the December 15, 2021 Utah Water Quality Board Meeting in the amount of $36,600 XXXXXXXXX retroactive at next council meeting when there is a full quorum.

Tabled items: Time clock app for employees or systems in place to have accountability for everyone on projects that need completed; this can include the council as well as employees. The mayor needs to be able to track work completed.

New Business and Public Comment

Sara Bradbury - Triple R. Management - The company would like to move forward and they are wondering if they should go through Wayne County to proceed with their plans to develop a subdivision or should they wait for the town and how long is the town going to take to annex their property into the town. The mayor would like to get a new planning commission and hopefully by June could see progress. Sara stated that they would like to connect to the town’s sewer and water system if they could get annexed into the town. The first step for the town is to get the planning commission in place.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: C. Mona Wells; Second Mayor Jeffren Pei Aye: All in attendance Adjourned 7:10pm