Agenda: Enterprise funds budget for 2011-2012

Image: Budget meeting agenda for March 30, 2011

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss the 2011-2012 budget for Enterprise Funds — sewer, water, storm water, golf course. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at city hall. It is open to the public.

Agenda: Annexation petition; Stone Haven PUD amendment

Image: Smithfield City Council Agenda for March 23, 2011

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday to consider: declaring April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month”, annexation petition, amendment to Stone Haven PUD, ongoing education reimbursement for police officer, awarding bids for police station furniture. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at city hall (96 S Main) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Agenda: Subdivision amendments, appeals officer appointment

Image: City council agenda for March 9, 2011

The Smithfield City Council meets on Wednesday to consider: a public hearing over amendments of the subdivision ordinance, report on the new Recreation Center web page, report from the Birch Creek Golf Course, appointment of the Appeals Authority Hearing Officer, report from Judge Terry Moore, resolution amending the smithfield community development plan. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at city hall (96 S Main).

Agenda: 10-acre annexation, flood damage prevention ordinance


The Smithfield City Council meets tonight to consider: possible annexation of 10 acres south of town, fencing property at 400 South and 300 West, setting the 2011 fee schedule, updating the flood damage prevention ordinance, setting a date for opening the recycle area for public use. The meeting is in the new City Hall (96 S Main) at 6 p.m.

Agenda: Weapons ordinance update

Image: City Council Agenda, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Updates to the weapons ordinance are on the agenda for the Smithfield City Council meeting. The changes are reportedly intended to bring the ordinance in line with state law. The council is also scheduled to consider: two-lot subdivision for David Olson on 400 West, Smithfield Implement’s request to display items on the grass east of the store during the summer, write off uncollectible utility bills, agreement for “local government access channel services”, mutual aid agreement for water and wastewater agencies. The meeting will be held at the city hall (96 S Main) on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Board of Adjustment is no more

Image: Appeal Authority Chart

The Board of Adjustment was disbanded Wednesday evening by the Smithfield City Council. In it’s place are the Appeal Authorities — an individual, board and council designated to appeal city decisions. Jim Gass presented a chart (above) showing which decisions will be appealed by which Appeal Authority. “Eighty percent of the time the appeal will go to the administrative officer,” said Gass.

Agenda: Tree committee, budget amendment, appeal authority

Image: Council Agenda for January 26, 2011

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: establishing an appeal authority, repealing the Board of Adjustment, final plat for Stone Haven PUD, public hearing for budget amendment, lease from Zions Bank for financing the new police station, presentation from Cache Chamber of Commerce, appoint Mayor Pro Tem, tree committee appointments. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 96 S Main Street on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

Appeal Authority Officer considered for land use disputes

Image: Draft of Appeal Authority ordinance

Who can appeal a decision by the city? The consensus of the city council and those attending last Wednesday’s council meeting was that only a third party, independent of the city, could fairly listen to appeals over city decisions. The council is considering doing away with the Board of Adjustment and replacing it with an Appeal Authority Officer. This officer would act kind of like a judge over land use disputes when a resident wants to appeal a decision made by a city staffer or committee.

Agenda: Hunter Meadows Development, business licenses, appeal author

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: approving final plat for 10-lots of the Hunter Meadows subdivision, amending the business license ordinance, appointing members to the Historical Society, listening to a presentation by the tree committee. There will also be a public hearing regarding the repealing the Board of Adjustments and establishing an Appeal Authority. The council meeting time has changed for 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 6 p.m..

No pushing snow into the street

It’s now against the law to push snow into the street. The ban passed by the city council Wednesday evening makes it “unlawful for any person to push, plow, or otherwise deposit snow from private property into the public street.” The reasoning discussed at the council meeting is to improve safety for the city snow plow drivers.

Agenda: Airport master plan, new court clerk

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: Airport master plan, storm water management plan, police station construction contract, plat 3 for Neighborhood Nonprofit Housing Corporation subdivision, business license ordinance, new court clerk. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on December 8 at the new city hall.

Smithfield becomes the latest city to ban spice

SMITHFIELD—The City Council voted unanimously to adopt the restriction on “spice” Wednesday. The restriction covers manufacturing, distribution, possession or use of the substance known as spice, a product that mimics the effects of marijuana when smoked.

Agenda: Smithfield considering banning spice

The Smithfield Council is considering banning “spice”. An ordinance to ban synthetic cannabinoids is on the agenda for Wednesday’s regular council meeting. Also on the agenda: the audit report, annexation boundary agreement with Hyde Park, appointing members to the Library Board and Historical Society. The council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 at the new city hall (96 South Main).

Agenda: Annexation boundary agreement, Senator Lyle Hillyard

The Smithfield City Council meets tomorrow to consider: agreement with Hyde Park over annexation boundary line, report from Senior Citizen Committee, discussion with Senator Lyle Hillyard, report from the Youth Council, discussion about Health Days, report on Grant for Tree Committee. The council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 27.

Is Logan City profiting from sewer fees charged to area cities?

Logan City may be charging an eight percent profit on sewer services for neighboring communities. Transfers — discovered by Nibley City Manager, Larry Anhder and Smithfield City Manager, Jim Gass — from the Logan Sewer Treatment fund to the Logan General fund were $291,296 in 2008, $291,396 in 2009 and $302,080 proposed for 2010.

Agenda: Library report, tree trimming, Hyde Park annexation boundary

The Smithfield City Council is scheduled to meet Wednesday evening to consider: an agreement with Hyde Park on an annexation boundary between communities, Summit Drive, sewer rates with Logan City, Civic Center upgrade, library report, tree trimming. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13 at the new city hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

Smithfield City Hall dedicated

Image: New city council chambers and court

Smithfield City leaders, employees, and residents met Thursday (September 30) evening to dedicate the new Smithfield City Hall. Mayor Darrell Simmons read a dedicatory statement in the new council chambers. Then city personnel and residents toured the new office building. KUTA channel 8 attended the ceremony and filed this report:

Smithfield Youth Council leadership sworn in

Image: Youth Council Leadership — Smithfield Youth Council leaders being sworn in. Right to left: Brent Perez, Liz Olsen, Garrett Mantz, Matt Dewey, Jacob Low and Whitney Baker.

The new Smithfield Youth Council leadership was sworn in at Wednesday night’s city council meeting. Brent Perez, youth council mayor; Jacob Low, mayor pro tem; Matt Dewey, treasurer; Liz Olsen, historian; Garrett Mantz, councilman; and Whitney Baker, recorder stood before the Smithfield City Council while Dean Clegg, city recorder, read to them the oath of office.

Agenda: PUD ordinance, Youth Council

The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday to consider: swearing in the Youth Council Executive Group, approving the PUD ordinance changes, annual open/public meeting training. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 at the new city hall.

Agenda: Stone Haven Phase 2; Rec department report

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider: approval of phase 2 for Stone Haven PUD, street names, Nick Hidalgo’s reimbursement request, property purchase, Brett Daniels recreation department report. The council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on August 11, 2010 at the new city hall. As always, it is open to the public.

Lillywhite given go ahead for townhouse apartments

Image: Agenda

David Lillywhite can start work on an 8-unit townhouse style apartment complex at 600 West. Wednesday night the city council approved changing the property zoning from general commercial (GC) to residential multiple (RM). The change finalizes the allowed uses of the long-disputed property.

The long road to amend the PUD ordinance

Image: Proposed Planned Unit Development Ordinance

Public versus private roads are still on the agenda for high density housing in Smithfield. The city council met Wednesday evening to consider approving changes to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance. These changes included requiring all PUDs to build 40-foot wide public roads — 30-feet pavement curb to curb plus sidewalk on one side. The city would own and maintain the roads instead of allowing privately maintained roads in PUDs.

Agenda: Public roads for Planned Unit Developments

The Smithfield City Council will meet Wednesday to consider: updates to the planned unit development ordinance including requiring public roads for all PUDs, fire protection agreement with Hyde Park, re-approval of final plat for Elk Ridge Estates, and public hearings over budget amendments for the past year and the tax rate for next year.

City budgets adopted for 2010-11

Image: Agenda

The Smithfield City Council met Monday night for two public hearings over the city budgets. The hearings lasted only a minute or two since no citizens attended the meeting. The council then adopted the 2010-11 city budgets and RDA budget.

Lillywhite clears hurdle to build townhouse apartments

Image: Eight-plex design — The plot plan and elevation of the proposed 8-plex on 400 West.

David Lillywhite received preliminary approval to rezone his property to build an 8-unit townhouse style apartment complex. The Smithfield Planning Commission voted 5-2 to recommend rezoning the land on 400 West from General Commercial (GC) to Residential Multiple (RM). The change was not without a history of controversy.

Tepid agenda opens first council meeting at new city hall

Smithfield’s City Council held the first public hearing in the city’s new government office buildings on June 9th. Citizens and members were to discuss the proposed Ordinance 10-04, an amendment to the Planned Unit Development section of the city Zoning Ordinance; the Council and citizens were also to consider Mayoral authorization to sign an Agreement for Fire Protection and Emergency Response Services with Hyde Park City, but no definite agreements or changes were made to either agendas.

Agenda: Public hearing for Planned Unit Development ordinance

A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday evening over changes to the Planned Unit Development ordinance. This ordinance governs “high density” housing divisions. The changes proposed by the city council are to require PUDs to create city owned streets instead of narrower private streets. The public hearing is during the Smithfield City Council’s regular council meeting. The council’s only other agenda item is the continuation agreement for fire services with Hyde Park City. The council meeting and public hearing are Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m.

A safer walking path to Birch Creek elementary

Smithfield City plans to build a safer walking path to Birch Creek elementary school. Currently the only routes to the new school are the heavily driven 100 North. It’s a state road and is starved for sidewalks. Or the long, narrow Saddleback Road. Parents, school administrators, and city officials have all expressed concern over how children can safely walk to school. Now a deal between the city and Fred Fishburn paves the way for a sidewalk on 200 North from 400 West to the Park Place subdivision.

Agenda: Kid’s Korner property, police station remodel

The Smithfield City Council meets Wednesday evening. On the agenda for consideration: selling a portion of Kid’s Korner park to the Hancocks, selling property at 200 North and 400 West to Fred Fishburn, awarding bid to remodel police station to Raymond Construction, introducing agreement with Hyde Park for fire protection services. The council meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at 69 North Main.

Extended stay motel denied by planning commission

The Smithfield Planning Commission denied David Lillywhite’s request to build an extended stay hotel. The vote was 5 to 2 against. The property at 100 North and 400 West sits alongside the railroad tracks across from Forrester Acres. It’s zoned General Commercial and building a hotel or motel is an allowable use of the land. However, commissioners voting against it cited that it would be disruptive to the community and neighbors.

New city offices nearly complete

Image: New city offices

New furniture has arrived and city workers are moving it into the new Smithfield City office building. Work will continue over the weekend and with luck the new offices will open Tuesday. It’s been a long time coming since the council started talking about a new building eight years ago. With ups and downs along the way the process is one of those good news, bad news stories.

Noise variance passed, subdivision irrigation concerns

Wednesday night the Smithfield City Council approved a noise variance for Jack B. Parson Companies. The variance gives Parson Co. 12 next-day and 12 48-hour variances to operate their cement blend plant before 6 a.m. The letter from Reed L. Toolson states that some of their customers sometimes like to pour from 4 to 6 a.m. in the summer to avoid the intense heat. “The special noise variance has allowed us to serve our customers better and remain on a level playing field with our competitors,” Toolson wrote.

Agenda: Kid’s Korner park, budget, friends of library

The Smithfield City Council will hold their regular meeting Wednesday evening. The agenda includes request for a noise variance, discussion of Kid’s Korner park, interlocal agreement with county for road repairs, friends of the library appointments, setting public hearing for next year’s budget. The meeting will be held in the city council chambers at 69 North Main on Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. UPDATED: Added Redevelopment Agency agenda.