Chapter 2.05
GOVERNING BODY1

Sections:

2.05.010    Role, responsibility, and obligation of the governing body.

2.05.020    District elections.

2.05.030    Meeting time, place – Exceptions.

2.05.010 Role, responsibility, and obligation of the governing body.

(1) Role and Responsibility. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the governing body shall be a legislative body which shall establish general policy for the operation of city government, pass ordinances and resolutions, appropriate funds and approve budgets, review city administration and perform any other duties which may be required of it by law or ordinance.

May communicate directly with city department heads (those employees who report directly to the city manager); however, all assignments and/or recommendations shall be made through the city manager. [Ord. 4-6-04-1 § 1. Code 1997 § 3-8-17A-3-1.]

2.05.020 District elections.

(1) All Riverton City council members shall be elected to represent a district of the city as the districts are described in the legal descriptions and district boundary map attached in Exhibit “A” and incorporated herein by reference. The city is divided into five voting districts of substantially equal population, as shown in the attached map and which are designated on the map as Districts 1 through 5.

(2) Council seats for Districts 3 and 4 shall be filled in municipal elections in the year that the mayor’s seat is up for election beginning with the municipal election in 2013, and council seats for Districts 1, 2, and 5 shall be filled in municipal elections beginning with the municipal election in 2015.

(3) The city shall, by ordinance, make adjustments to the boundaries of the districts as may be required to maintain districts of substantially equal population within six months after the Utah State Legislature completes its redistricting process and may do so at such other times as the Riverton City council may deem necessary.

(4) Candidates for any council district, in addition to meeting the eligibility and residency requirements of Utah law, must also be residents of the district which the candidates seek to represent.

(5) All sitting city council members shall continue to hold office within the district which he or she currently represents until the expiration of that council member’s term of office. The realignment of districts within Riverton City shall not be deemed to deprive any sitting member of the Riverton City council his or her current seat to which the council member was elected.

Exhibit “A”

Legal Descriptions of Each Voting District, and Voting District Map

Riverton City Council Districts 2013

District #1

Beginning at the intersection of the centerlines of 13400 South and 5600 West and running thence East along the centerline of 13400 South (Riverton/Herriman City Line) to approximately 4800 West; thence along the Riverton City line North to approximately 13300 South; thence West along the Riverton City line to approximately 4960 West; thence North along the Riverton City line to the south line of Western Springs Phase 5 Subdivision; thence West along said south line of Western Springs Phase 5 Subdivision; thence North along the west lines of the Western Springs Phase 5 and Phase 3 Subdivisions (said west line being the west Riverton City Line) to intersection with the centerline of 12600 South Street; thence East along the center line of 12600 South Street to the intersection of 12600 South Street and the Jacob Welby Canal (approximately 4300 West); thence southerly along the centerline of said Jacob Welby Canal to the intersection of the Jacob Welby Canal and 13400 South Street (at approximately 4400 West); and continuing thence Southerly along the centerline of the Jacob Welby Canal to the Riverton City Line (approximately 13800 South); thence westerly along said Riverton City Line to the center of 4800 West Street; thence south along said centerline of 4800 west to a southeast corner of the Riverton City Line (approximately 14200 South); thence westerly along the Riverton City Line to a southwest corner of the Riverton City Line (approximately 14200 South 5400 West); thence Northerly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to approximately 14000 South and 5400 West; thence Easterly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to approximately 14000 South 5200 West; thence Northerly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to approximately 13800 South 5200 West; thence westerly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to the Rose Creek Channel; thence following the Riverton/Herriman City Line along said channel northeasterly to approximately 13630 South 5350 West; thence along the Riverton/Herriman City Line Westerly to the Centerline of 5600 West Street; thence Northerly along said centerline of 5600 West to the centerline of the point 13400 South and the point of beginning.

District #2

Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Riverton City Line, said point being on the centerline of 11800 South Street at approximately 4570 West and running thence easterly along the Riverton/South Jordan City Line (center line of 11800 South Street) to the centerline of the Utah and Salt Lake Canal (at approximately 2400 West); thence along the centerline of said canal Southerly to the centerline of 12600 South Street (approximately 2260 West); thence Westerly along the centerline of 12600 South Street to the Riverton/Herriman City Line (approximately 4500 West); thence along the Riverton/Herriman City Line northwesterly and then northerly to approximately 4530 West and 12200 South; thence westerly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to approximately 4570 West and 12200 South; thence Northerly along the Riverton/Herriman City Line to the centerline of 11800 South Street at approximately 4570 West and the point of beginning.

District #3

Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of 12600 South Street and the Jacob Welby Canal (approximately 4300 West) and running thence Easterly along the centerline of 12600 South Street to the centerline of the Utah and Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2260 West); thence Southerly along the centerline of said canal to the common boundary between Mindi Meadows Phase A and Riverton Village Phase 3 subdivisions (at approximately 12940 South); thence Westerly along said common boundary between Mindi Meadows Phase A and Riverton Village Phase 3 subdivisions to the centerline of 2420 West (also known as Natalie Drive); thence southerly along the centerline of said 2420 West to the intersection with Oquirrh View Drive (approximately 13000 South); thence Westerly along the centerline of said Oquirrh View Drive to the intersection with the centerline of 2700 West Street; thence Southerly along said centerline to the centerline of 13400 South Street; thence Easterly along said 13400 South centerline to the centerline of the Utah and Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2300 West); thence Southerly along said canal centerline to the south line of the border of Riverton City (approximately 13800 South); thence Westerly along said city line to the centerline of the Jacob Welby Canal (approximately 13800 South and 4200 West); thence Northerly along the centerline of the Jacob Welby Canal to the centerline of 12600 South Street and the point of beginning.

District #4

Beginning at a northwest corner on the Riverton City Line on the centerline of 2700 West Street at approximately 11600 South and running thence Easterly along the Riverton City Line to approximately 2200 West; thence Southerly along the Riverton City Line to the centerline of 11800 South at approximately 2200 West; thence Easterly along said centerline of 11800 South Street to a corner on the Riverton City Line (approximately 1830 West); thence Northerly along the Riverton City Line to approximately 11600 South; thence Easterly to the centerline of Redwood Road; thence Southerly along said Centerline of Redwood Road to a corner on the Riverton City Line at approximately 11700 South; thence Easterly and northeasterly along the Riverton City Line to the centerline of 1300 West at approximately 11610 South; thence Southerly along said centerline of 1300 West to approximately 11740 South; thence along the Riverton/South Jordan City Line Easterly, Southerly and Easterly to the northeast corner on Riverton City Line; thence southerly along the Riverton/Draper City Line (said City line is more or less coincident with the Jordan River) to the intersection of the Riverton/Draper City Line with the centerline of 12600 South Street; thence Westerly along the centerline of 12600 South to the intersection with the Utah and Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2260 West); thence Northerly along the centerline of said Utah and Salt Lake Canal to the intersection of said canal centerline with the centerline of 11800 South Street (at approximately 2400 West) thence Westerly along the centerline of 11800 South Street to the centerline of 2700 West Street; thence Northerly along the centerline of 2700 West Street to approximately 11600 South and the point of beginning.

District #5

Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of the Utah and Salt Lake Canal and the South line of the Riverton City Boundary (approximately 2500 West); and running thence northerly along the centerline of said Canal to the centerline of 13400 South Street; thence Westerly along said 13400 South Street centerline to a point of intersection with the centerline of 2700 West Street; thence Northerly along the centerline of 2700 West Street to the intersection with the centerline of Oquirrh View Drive (approximately 13010 South); thence Easterly along the centerline of Oquirrh View Drive to the intersection with the centerline of 2420 West; thence Northerly along the centerline of 2420 West to the common boundary between Mindi Meadows Phase A and Riverton Village Phase 3 subdivisions; thence Easterly along said common boundary to the centerline of the Utah and Salt Lake Canal (approximately 2260 West); thence Northerly along the centerline of said Canal to the intersection of 12600 South Street (at approximately 2260 West); thence Easterly along the centerline of said 12600 South Street to the intersection with the Riverton/Draper City Line (said City line is more or less coincident with the Jordan River); thence Southerly along said Riverton/Draper City Line to the Southeast Corner on the Riverton City Line; thence Westerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to centerline of the South Jordan Canal Company Canal (approximately 13760 South and 1360 West) thence Southerly along the centerline of said canal to the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line in Bangerter Highway; thence Westerly along said Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to approximately 13800 South and 2015 West; thence Southerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to approximately 13950 South and 2015 West; thence Westerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to approximately 2120 West; thence Northerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to approximately 13870 South; thence Westerly, Northerly, Westerly and Northerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to the intersection of the North line of Bangerter Highway and the centerline of 2200 West Street; thence Westerly along the Riverton/Bluffdale City Line to the centerline of Utah and Salt Lake Canal and the point of beginning.

[Ord. 13-02 §§ 1 – 5, Exh. A.]

2.05.030 Meeting time, place – Exceptions.

The city council shall hold at least one meeting a month, which shall be held on the first or third Tuesday of each month at 12765 South 1400 West, Riverton, which meetings shall begin promptly at 6:30 p.m., during Mountain Standard Time and at 6:30 p.m., during Mountain Daylight Time; provided, that:

(1) If the meeting date is a legal holiday, then the meeting shall be held at the same time and place above described on the next following day which is not a legal holiday.

(2) The city council may by resolution provide for a different time and place for holding regular meetings of the city council. [Amended during 2011 recodification. Code 1997 § 3-5-2.]


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State law references: Eligibility and residency requirements for elected municipal office – Mayor and recorder limitations, see Section 10-3-301, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Mayoral or council vacancy of a municipality, see Section 10-3-302, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Regular and special council meetings, see Section 10-3-502, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Quorum defined, see Section 10-3-504, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Compelling attendance at meetings of legislative body, see Section 10-3-505, Utah Code Annotated 1953; How the vote is taken, see Section 10-3-506, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Minimum vote required, see Section 10-3-507, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Reconsideration, see Section 10-3-508, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Business of governing body conducted only in open meeting, see Sections 10-3-601 and 52-4-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Public records, see Sections 10-3-603, 63G-2-101 through 63G-2-901, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Annual examination of municipal finances – Publication of results, see Section 10-3-604, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Penalty, see Section 10-3-605, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Rules of procedure, see Section 10-3-606, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Rules of conduct for members of the governing body, see Section 10-3-607, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Rules of conduct for the public, see Section 10-3-608, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Action on committee reports, see Section 10-3-609, Utah Code Annotated 1953; Requiring attendance of witnesses, production of evidence, see Section 10-3-610, Utah Code Annotated 1953.