The City Council met in a business meeting on May 8, 2018. Detailed Council packets containing further information about the presentations that were made to the Council are available on the City’s website, www.syracuseut.com. Following is a summary of major actions taken at the meeting:
May 8 Business Meeting:
As part of their consent agenda, the Council appointed new members to the Syracuse Arts Council; approved amendments to the City’s Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual; adopted an ordinance amending the City’s regulations for door-to-door solicitors; approved an interlocal agreement with West Point City for the maintenance of storm and sewer lines, and construction maintenance of 1200 South between 4000 West and 4500 West; and approved an interlocal agreement with Davis County for emergency dispatch services.
The Council accepted the tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and set a public hearing for June 12, 2018 to consider whether to adopt the final budget or proceed with consideration of holding the certified tax rate for properties in the City, which would be considered a tax increase. The Council communicated that any decision to hold the tax rate would be based on funding needs in the City for items such as road/infrastructure projects, funding for homeless shelter facilities as mandated by Utah Senate Bill 235, or the City’s regional park project. The public is invited to attend the June 12 public hearing to learn more about the budget proposal or provide input regarding the use of property tax revenue.
The Council approved the disposal of surplus property items, which includes a copy/fax/scan machine at City Hall that will be used as a trade-in for a new piece of equipment and turnout gear from the Fire Department, which will be donated to Davis Applied Technology College for training courses.
Finally, the Council approved amendments to the City’s Engineering Standards and Construction Specifications relating to a requirement to install radio reading equipment on culinary water meters for new construction.