The 41-lot subdivision, located on 2200 North, just west of 800 West, includes a 5.68 park area, with detention basin, dedicated to the city. Lots are of the 10,000 square foot-plus variety with the average around 13,000.
Final approval was recommended by city staff, but during the April 20 discussion before members of the city council, James Behunin said he was wary of approving another PUD. The development he felt was "setting the tone" for the rest of that area of the city by continuing the R-1-10 zoning.
But most members of the council agreed with the staff recommendation and with DeVan Pack's motion to approve it and authorize Mayor Carl Martin to sign the accompanying. Behunin cast the lone dissenting vote.
Trail easements will be included in the Birnam Woods subdivision, which should dovetail nicely into city plans to apply for a couple of grants for trail development. Both grants will entail 50 percent matching funds from the city.
In the case of another proposed development project, it appears West Bountiful City will be taking a much more active role.
Street paying for the delay-plagued Olsen Farms subdivision will soon take place. The city has identified a contractor, and funding will be provided by Wells Fargo Bank. The city will not incur any financial burden through its involvement.
And speaking of financial matters, West Bountiful appears to be doing well. According to city financial director Kimball Ball, most revenues are at projected levels with licenses and permits over what was budgeted.
Sales tax revenues are the one exception, tracking slightly lower than expected. City officials are continuing to monitor the situation.
The water fund revenues are also in good shape with the fund maintaining a healthy balance. The city owned Lakeside Golf Course proved popular in March, drawing in $56,000 in play, a trend city and golf staff hope continues. Even so, some level of subsidy, either from the general fund balance or capital improvements, is anticipated.
Meanwhile, council members continue working toward establishing the city's 2004-2005 budget. A 7-9 p.m. work session is planned April 28.