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Orangeville City approves new subdivisions

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Orangeville met for their February council meeting. While considering the city bills and warrants, Mayor Pat Jones had a concern about the large Rocky Mountain Power bill and this power bill could possibly be reduced by insulating the door of the city shop. Jeff Tuttle will discuss with the Orangeville City Fire Chief ways to reduce the power bill at the Fire Station. The power usage at the restrooms in the park was also a concern.

A public hearing was held about how to deal with door to door sales people. Because sales people are coming to Orangeville to take business away from businesses that have licenses and pay taxes in the city, it was felt that an ordinance requiring a background check, paying appropriate fees, have an identity badge, and a penalty for violators would be appropriate.

After the public hearing Ordinance 2011-1 the Solicitors License Application and Instructions was approved by the city council.

Bob Wilson appeared before the city council to explain his plan to subdivide his property located on the south side of Cemetery Road. His property runs from Milldam Road to the fence at the cemetery. This is a minor subdivision because it is less than five lots and the lot size is one acre. The zoning is rural which does not require a curb and gutter if waived by the city council. The council approved the subdivision with some exceptions. The curb and gutter would be waived. The water connections would be paid for by the new property owners. The road along the cemetery would be deeded to the city. The property survey must include lot markers. A performance bond is required and a 15 foot easement along the front of the subdivision for utilities will be provided by Bob Wilson. The City of Orangeville will obtain the easement for the sewer through Scott Ockey's property for the subdivision. The council voted to approve the subdivision.

The Howard and Dawnette Tuttle subdivision for three lots or less was discussed. The property is located at 100 South and 200 East. Doug Johnson wants to build a house on this property. He has a title report, letters from the utilities and planning and zoning is recommending the approval by the city council after a completed survey and corners are established, also Howard Tuttle owns half of the road.

The city council approved the Howard and Dawnette Tuttle Subdivision application contingent upon a completed survey, a plat map, lot markers and deeding the road right of way from the north property line and back five feet from the existing curb to the city.

Castle Valley Special Service District projects for Orangeville in the year of 2011. Jeffery Tuttle reported, to the City Council that the Special Service District's contractor will install the sewer for the Wilson Subdivision.

The Cherry View Road property owners according to Tuttle will deed 60 feet for the road to the city. He reported the Special Service District is against this. They do not want to be seen as helping a developer build a subdivision.

Jeff Tuttle explained there are two homes in the city limits that pay city and special service district taxes that do not have a city street. This problem has been discussed for several years and needs to be corrected. The work at the Milldam Road ball field is not yet complete and they need a water line installed there. The city sidewalk project will cover three blocks, from 100 West between 200 South and 300 South. Both sides of the 300 South Street between 100 West and 200 West. There will be a need to move a power pole at the Southwest corner of 100 West and 300 South. The moving of the power pole by Rocky Mountain Power was approved.

A site showing of the above projects will be held on March 3, with a bid opening March 10. The council voted to approve the above projects. Maureen Law and Brandon Hoffman were reappointed to the planning and zoning commission. Courtney Cox said more than 200 people in Orangeville have not licensed their dogs and reminders have been sent out. He also asked the city council to decide in the next meeting to set a date for spring clean up.

Jeffery Tuttle reported on several meetings he had attended, such as the special service district meeting for the Mayor, the Adobe Wash Reservoir meeting with the BLM and the Cottonwood Irrigation Company meeting. He said the DWR wants to put fish in the Adobe Wash Reservoir when it is completed and the Cottonwood Creek Irrigation Company is working toward finishing the Adobe Wash irrigation project.

Mayor Jones reported Orangeville City residents used 77 million gallons of culinary water in 2010 and in 2009 they used 116 million gallons. The next Orangeville City meeting will be on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the city hall building.

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