News and Notice of February 27th City Council Meeting
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Millcreek resident Normon Ross staffing one of his emergency ham radio stations.


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UPCOMING MEETINGS


CITY COUNCIL
February 27, 2017, Work Session 4:00 p.m. (public is invited); General Meeting 6:00 p.m. (public is invited)
(see agenda below)
 3932 South 500 East

MSD BOARD
March 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m., County Council COW room, 2001 S. State, N2-800,

COMMUNITY COUNCILS
Millcreek's community councils have each established new meeting dates.  See article below.
 

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NEWS

 

 

EMERGENCY HAM RADIO IN MILLCREEK

MILLCREEK. Millcreek resident Norman Ross belongs to a ham radio operator group that helps with communications in the event of a disaster or emergency event. Recently, a construction incident damaged a critical cable near I-80, which affected cell phone and internet service for more than a day in Tooele County. Ross and his group dispatched licensed mobile and portable ham radio operators to assist with communications outside the area.

Ross explains how the ordinary citizen can join the group:  "Step one: Join a ham radio classes, take and pass the FCC license test, and receive your ham radio operator’s license. (I always tell folks if they can pass high school math or physics they can study and pass easily!). Step two is to purchase an inexpensive ham radio, car mount magnetic antenna, and a spare radio battery or lighter-socket plug. Plenty of hams are willing to help new arrivals. They’re called Elmers. (I don’t know why.) Then sign up to help in emergencies or events … that’s about all there is to it."  Ross assures that "ham radio is NOTHING like CB!" 
 

RED CROSS DISASTER TRAINING

TOOELE.  On April 7th and 8th, the American Red Cross will conduct its Shelter Fundamentals: Class and Exercise.  The Red Cross describes this class as "a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster. Referencing shelter checklists, participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Sheltering Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating and Closing."  Participants will be American Red Cross Shelter Certified.

Dinner on Friday evening will be followed by class, and then an overnight shelter, with an exercise on Saturday morning.  The specific location in Tooele is TBA.  This event is open to all Millcreek residents ages 16 and older. Contact Lisa Bagley, EMC Emergency Volunteer Coordinator, if you would like to attend. 801-870-8824

MILLCREEK MOVES TO STREAMLINE CONSIDERATION OF PLANNING  APPLICATIONS
 

Millcreek's new Planning Commission met for the first time last Wednesday in a formal meeting to review applications. The new commission has seven members, and two alternates.  Tom Stephens, who chaired the former Millcreek Township Planning Commission, was reelected as chair for 2017.  The Planning Commission will meet on the third Wednesday of every month in the Salt Lake County Council Chambers, 2001 South State Street, Room N1-110.

In a first step toward streamlining consideration of conditional use applications, Millcreek's community councils have agreed to change their regular meeting dates to the first week of each month. This will allow applications for conditional uses to be reviewed by the community councils in time to present their recommendations to the Planning Commission two weeks later.

Millcreek Community Council, Millcreek Activity Center (old Hillview School) 1025 East 4405 South, 1st Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. (this month, March 7th)
 
Mt. Olympus Community Council, Churchill Jr. High, 3450 Oakview Drive, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. (this month, March 7th)
 
Canyon Rim Citizens Community Council, Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 So, 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (this month, March 8th)
 
East Mill Creek Community Council, East Millcreek Recreation Center, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., 1st Thursday, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (this month, March 9th)

Contact information for the community councils can be found here.  The Planning Commission can be reached though Wendy Gurr at wgurr@slco.org 
or Leslie Van Frank at millcreekrecorder@millcreek.utah.gov.
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City Council Agenda
Monday, February 27, 2017
           
Notice is Hereby Given that the Millcreek City Council shall assemble for a meeting in the Conference Room of the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.
 
4:00 PMWork Session:

     1.   Discussion with Taylorsville Mayor Larry Johnson and City Administrator John Taylor about staffing issues

     2.   Presentation by Salt Lake County 

     3.   Presentation by Dave Spatafore on current legislative session 

     4.   Bryan Scott from City Journal 

     5.   Discussion of appeal authority amendments 

     6.   Discussion of resolution concerning Municipal Services District 

     7.   Discussion of Human Resources RFP 

     8.   Discussion of interlocal agreement for 2017 elections 

     9.   Discussion of mutual aid interlocal agreement for public works emergency management 

    10.   Discussion of priorities/solutions 

5:40 PM – Break:  Dinner for Council provided on rotating basis, this week by Leslie Van Frank.
 
6:00 PM General Meeting:
 
 1.   Call to Order 

     1.1   Pledge 

     1.2   Approval of Minutes            

 2.  Public Comment 


Audience members may bring any item to the Mayor and Council’s attention.  Comments are subject to the Public Comment and Policy set forth below.  State Law prohibits the Council from acting on items that do not appear on the agenda.
 
 3.   Reports 

     3.1   Report of the Mayor, reports of City Council members. 

 4.   Appointments 

 5.   Consent Agenda 

 6.  Planning Matters 

     6.1   Discussion and consideration of Ordinance No. 17-__ amending the ordinance that creates an appeal authority in order to provide for a stay 

 7.  Financial Matters 

     7.1   Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ authorizing the Mayor to work with the Municipal Services District to obtain operating funds 

 8. Other Matters 

     8.1   Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ authorizing the mayor to issue an RFP to obtain human resource services 

     8.2   Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ authorizing the mayor to enter into a interlocal agreement with Salt Lake County for the 2017 elections 

     8.3   Discussion and consideration of Resolution No. 17-__ approving a mutual aid interlocal agreement for Utah public works emergency management 

 9.   New Items for Subsequent Consideration 

10.   Calendar of Upcoming Events 

          March 6, 2017, City Council, 3932 South 500 East, Work Session 4:00 p.m. (public is invited); General Meeting 6:00 p.m. (public is invited)
 
          March 7, 2017, Millcreek Community Council, at Millcreek Activity Center (Old Hillview School) 1025 East 4405 South, 6:30 p.m.
 
          March 7, 2017, Mt. Olympus Community Council, Churchill Jr. High, 3450 Oakview Drive, 7:00 p.m.
 
          March 8, 2017, MSD Board of Directors, Salt Lake County Council Chambers, 2001 S. State, N2-800, 6:00 p.m.
 
          March 8, 2017, Canyon Rim Citizens Community Council, Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South, 7:00 p.m.
 
          March 9, 2017. East Mill Creek Community Council, Millcreek Recreation Center, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave., 6:30 p.m.

11.  Closed Session (If Needed) 

The Millcreek Council may temporarily recess the Council meeting to convene in a closed session to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of an individual, pending or reasonable imminent litigation, and the purchase, exchange, or lease of real property, as provided by Utah Code Annotated §52-4-205

12.  Adjournment 
 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Millcreek will make reasonable accommodation for participation in the meeting. Request assistance by contacting Leslie Van Frank, 801-541-8838, and provide at least 48 hours advance notice of the meeting.
  
Public Comment Policy and Procedure: The purpose of public comment is to allow citizens to address items on the agenda. Citizens requesting to address the commission will be asked to complete a written comment form and present it to the acting city recorder. In general, the chair will allow an individual two minutes to address the Council. A spokesperson, recognized as representing a group in attendance, may be allowed up to five minutes. At the conclusion of the citizen comment time, the chair may direct staff to assist the citizen on the issue presented; direct the citizen to the proper administrative department(s); or take no action. This policy also applies to all public hearings. Citizens may also submit written requests (outlining their issue) for an item to be considered at a future council meeting. The chair may place the item on the agenda under citizen comments; direct staff to assist the citizen; direct the citizen to the proper administrative departments; or take no action.
  
I, Leslie Van Frank, acting City Recorder, certify the foregoing agenda was emailed to at least one a media correspondent, was posted on the Utah State Public Notice website www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html and on Millcreek’s website at http://millcreekut.org, and was posted at the Mt. Olympus Improvement District Offices located at 3932 South 500 East Millcreek, Utah.  Posted and dated this 25th  day of February, 2017.  /s/ Leslie Van Frank, Acting City Recorder
 
 

 
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