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October 6 2022 - Hanksville Town Council

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

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

Absent: Treasurer Jessica Alvey and C. Tanesha Conder

Employees: Clerk Lisa Wells

Public in Attendance: Sara Bradbury

Meeting to Order: Mayor Jeffren Pei

Pledge: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

Prayer: C. Eric Wells

Roll Call: Mayor Jeffren T. Pei

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

Council member Mona Wells:

Founder’s Day town clean up went well with over 20 to 30 loads taken to the dump. The community would like to make it an annual event, ideas for next time: include the youth to cleanup the main streets, dinner wasn’t well attended but everyone was tired, if people need help with items, they should at least help load them unless they are physically unable to load like senior citizens. The mayor plans on using the used tires at the gun range.

Council member Tanesha Conder:


Council member Morgan Roberts:

Nothing to report. Mayor Pei will get with Anthony next week and start on Apt #4 for the ac/heater installation and continue with the other apartments. Marina Pei told the mayor she will move the trailer away from the buildings today and up against the fence until they are finished and then she will move it off the property. Marina and Tyson have emailed their application for Apt #2 but they haven’t brought in any money; they are currently owing 2 months’ rent and Mayor Pei stated that he will authorize an eviction notice to be sent to Tyson Hunt and Marina Pei if they don’t pay rent after 3 months.

Council member Eric Wells:

Rowe Whitby new water connection is complete; he will meet with Caleb Bradbury to schedule tunnel under the road for the sewer connection so he can finish the new sewer connection which will probably be next month. Mayor Pei said Jean with FEMA called him and said there might be about $300,000 to help with the sewer lagoon project, so whatever Jones & DeMille has in the bid for rip rap, FEMA might be able to cover that cost. If the whole State of Utah qualifies for the flood in August 2022, then Hanksville may get the 1.3 million for Locust Lane repairs.

Mayor Jeffren Pei:

Waiting on Nielson Construction to finish the center street patch before release of funds. Also, Utah DEQ office has sent 3 emails to the mayor requesting information on the procurement process of Hanksville for the sewer project the clerk will follow up on that. There was confusion regarding Johansen and Tuttle with Jones and DeMille as the original contractor, both engineer firms were contacted along with Ensign Engineer regarding the flooding of the sewer lagoons and the emergency of the wastewater system. Jones & DeMille responded first to our request.

Mayor Pei is changing the wage of Anthony Jones who is the part-time maintenance worker; he will be raised to $15/hour permanently and take that position off the yearly increase because he is not full-time. Any holiday that does not land on his regular work day, he will not get paid for that holiday. There will be 5 sick days to part-time positions. He would like to change the clerk holiday pay as well match the part-time maintenance; if the holiday falls on clerk regular work day, then they will be a paid holiday. Anthony Jones requested a sick day on the last pay period that he was not paid for; clerk will add that to his next pay check.

Treasurer Jessica Alvey: ABSENT

Clerk Lisa Wells:

· Bills presented to council for approval (spreadsheet attached)

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

· Wayne County has an ordinance that all short stay rentals have a business license with the county. All short stay rentals within Hanksville town limits have been contacted and are following through to get licensed.

· Hanksville RV and Storage – Mayor has noticed that the RV park has trailers there longer than 30 days which is not in compliance with the ordinance that defines a transient RV park as they are licensed for and requested the clerk to send a letter regarding the permanent trailers in the RV park.

· Present council with budget review for 1QT of fiscal year 2023 for review.

· Discussion of bidding the job of painting the town housing units and install metal room on building #1 along with painting the inside of the common area of the emergency services building. C. Morgan Roberts will begin that process.

Planning Commission:

The Planning commission will change to once-a-month meetings for October through January and they will be held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm. The commission is using the Torrey ordinances as a template and will begin to work on articles 1 &2 at the next meeting; the goal of the commission is to have the zoning ordinance complete and approved within one year from now.

Tabled Business:

New Business and Public Comment:

Sara Bradbury – The plans for the property of Triple R Construction south of town are set so Bull Creek will remain in the current path through that property. Mayor explained the current plan with NRCS is to build a big dyke just southwest of the Triple R property for flood control.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: C. Eric Wells; Second C. Mona Wells Aye: All in attendance Adjourned 6:35pm


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