2010 Council Announcements

October 12, 2010


City Council Announcements

October 12, 2010



A.    Information Needed by Council Staff

1.   The Administration has invited Council Members to participate in the planning of the next Utah / BYU rivalry bike ride.


     Are any Council Members interested in participating in the planning?  Council Members Garrott and Love said they would participate.



City Council Announcements

October 12, 2010



A.      Information Needed

1.   Council Member Christensen would like to receive feedback from Council Members regarding the following items related to the Salt Lake Council of Governments (COG):


        •           Designation of an alternate to fill in for Council Member Christensen in the event that he is unable to attend a meeting.   Council Members Simonsen and Martin said they were interested.


        •           Invitation to attend the annual General Assembly of the Council of Governments on Monday, October 25 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held at the Cottonwood Heights City Hall, 1265 E Ft. Union Blvd, #250.   Ms. Gust-Jenson asked Council Members to contact Cindy Harris if they wanted to attend.


2.   Follow-up Ethics Policy Discussion – based on the progress was made during the last Policy Discussion time, does the Council wish to continue the Ethics discussion during the October 19 Policy Discussion time or during a future Work Session?   A majority of the Council was in favor of continuing discussions during policy sessions.  (Work Session time may be later in November or even December, due to the nature of other briefing items scheduled.)


3.   Clarification of Council Actions Pertaining to the Yalecrest Neighborhood-

    In July, the Council adopted a Legislative Intent outlining a potential process for the community to work in small groups and “at the appropriate time, when broad based support has been achieved within the area, request review by the Historic Landmark Commission” for a potential local historic district. The Council indicated that community groups would have until January 15, 2011 to initiate a review with Historic Landmark Commission without a petition fee. 


    In allowing until January 15, 2011 for community follow-up, the Council did not formally closeout the petition to make Yalecrest a historic district.


    We now need to confirm whether the Council did indeed wanted to leave the pursuit of historic district designation in the hands of the community or did the Council intend to keep the actual petition from the Council open.


    If the intent was to leave this item open the mechanism used to allow petitions to be filed through January 15, 2011, without a petition fee was to leave the Council petition open.  This same goal can be achieved by suspending the Landmark petition fee ordinance through January 15, 2011.

      •     Does the Council wish to confirm that the initiation of historic districts in the Yalecrest area was placed in the hands of the community upon the expiration of the Council’s Temporary Regulations which expired on September 10, 2010?


    •     Does the Council wish to suspend the fee ordinance using another mechanism through January 15, 2011?


    •     Other? 


        Councilmember Love said people drop in and out of this discussion and depending on the day of the week, the community is told something different, so before next Tuesday or whenever Landmarks meets, all of you need to get in a room and be really clear, on what options Landmarks has.  Because right now, they don’t know what their options are.  So before they meet, we all need to be clear what their options are.


        Straw poll:  our intent when we vote on this that we would close the petition, let these folks come forward again and if anyone did, we would have a courtesy of providing a no-charge until January, 2011.   A majority of the Council was in favor.


                Ms. Gust-Jenson said staff would prepare a memo and share a draft with the Council.