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Orangeville City Council meeting

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At the last meeting Cindy Nielson-City Treasurer was concerned about older Orangeville citizens that have difficulty writing out checks for city services. Therefore Bryan Christensen of Zions Bank along with others were invited to make a presentation about the use of auto bill paying and the use of credit cards when paying for city services.

Only Zions Bank had a representative at this meeting. The startup cost to the city for this service from Zions Bank would be $175. For credit cards the city would be charged $25 per month or a minimum of $25 in service fees and 25 cents per credit card transaction. For the bank to pull money, for the city, from a checking account, when the checking account number and routing number is furnished to the bank, the city would be charged 10 cents per transaction. There would be a minimum amount of $25 in transaction fees required each month and a $10 monthly service charge for checking account withdrawals. The costs plus a handling fee by the city would be passed on to the citizen using this service if this plan is adopted by the city.

These transactions could be setup or initiated from the city office computer. The program is password protected and monthly, weekly or daily reports can be printed out as to which accounts have been charged. If this program is adopted by the city Zions Bank will provide training for the city employees and customers that wish to utilize this service.

The city council discussed the problems with the unusual amount of snow and the removal of snow in the city. Orangeville has only one employee to run the snow plow and when he gets sick there is no one to take over. The council decided they would hire up to two part time seasonal employees to be on call when needed and also to mow along streets during the summer. The council also discussed the problem of cars parked on the street that hampered the snow removal. Some citizens failure to remove their cars from the city street, especially on narrow streets, caused problems with the snow removal, according to the mayor. The mayor called on Orangeville citizens to help remove the snow and he thanked those that did make efforts to help clear the snow from drive ways and sidewalks.

A flier will be sent out to remind Orangeville citizens they are responsible to keep cars, trailers and campers off the streets, to remove the snow from the sidewalk around their property and to keep the weeds down in the summer around their property to the curb and gutter.

Weeds and grass growing between a fence and the curb and gutter are to be kept cut by the adjoining property owner.

A public hearing was held on several items: the cost of water will be increased this year by Castle Valley Special Service District. The increase to the cost of new water connections outside the city requires three shares of water and a water fee rate higher than city water fees. This is because outside the city property owners do not pay city taxes. There will also be a charge to property owners of $1.40 per 1,000 gallons for using more than the allocated usage of water. This was recommended by Castle Valley Special Service District.

A discussion about changes to the Orangeville City ATV Ordinance resulted in the following changes: ATVs are expected to obey street and highway speed limit laws and anyone under 16 will have to wear a helmet when riding an ATV in Orangeville. This will assist law enforcement to enforce speed limit laws on ATV vehicles. The ordinance can be reviewed at the Orangeville City Hall.

The fee schedule for voice copies of Orangeville City Council meeting minutes on a CD will be $5.

The city attorney recommended minor corrections in the language and punctuation of the City Development Code which was adopted.

Carole Larsen was appointed to represent the city on the Economic Development Council.

Mayor Pat Jones would like to see the installation of a redwood gazebo at the entrance to the Orangeville City Cemetery, possibly as an Eagle Scout project.

The city council tabled the approval of an Interlocal Governmental Agreement with Castle Valley Special Service District until the CVSSD makes some necessary corrections in the agreement. Water fees changes will not be made until the city and CVSSD agree on a contract or agreement.

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