City Council Minutes

Thursday, February 15,2001



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 15, 2001, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Councilmember Sharon Isom Councilmember Rod Orton Councilmember Bob Whatcott Councilmember Suzanne Allen Councilmember Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. Scout Troop 0509 presented the colors and Scout Andrew Secrist led the audience in the pledge of allegiance. Mayor McArthur presented keys to the City to four Scouts from Troop 0509 who were ridiculed for wearing their Scout uniforms to school. Mayor McArthur advised that the month of February is Scout Month and an appropriate time to honor these Scouts and the ideals of Scouting. He encouraged all Scouts in attendance to live the Scout law. He invited other Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. Mayor McArthur advised that Jason Crow, a Wastewater Division employee, was honored as City Employee of the Week. Mr. Crow, while on duty, performed CPR on a man who had suffered a heart attack until the paramedics arrived, thereby saving his life. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for January, 2001. After receiving an answer from City Manager Gary Esplin concerning SID debt service, Councilmember Gardner made a motion to approve the financial statement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid to purchase GIS analysis software for the wastewater collection system. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen presented three bids received: AGT - $39,397.50 including training and one year of technical support. Thereafter, technical support is $5,737.50 per year. Haestad Methods - $46,990 including one year of technical support. Thereafter, technical support is $3,133. No training is included. XP Software - $24,712.50 including training, but no technical support. Technical support can be purchased for $790 per year. She recommended award of the bid, after review by Wastewater Division Manager Barry Barnum, to AGT in the amount of $39,397.50. Mr. Barnum explained that the Wastewater Division is currently on the GIS system and has all manholes mapped to survey grade, but software is needed to analyze flows through each pipe and how changes within the City will affect flows. This will enable the Wastewater Division to better plan, more accurately model the system, and allocate resources where needed more effectively. This software will operate within the GIS environment, not take its place. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Two A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to award the bid to AGT in the amount of $39,397.50. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for blanket purchase orders for asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended a blanket purchase order be established with each vendor as designated on Exhibit "A" attached hereto. Each department would be instructed to contact the lowest bidder for the particular item they were seeking within a specified time frame. If the item could not be obtained within the time frame needed, the department would then contact the next lowest bidder, etc. The amount of each blanket purchase order will be in an amount not to exceed $150,000. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to award the bid as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMEND PRETREATMENT ORDINANCE: Consider approval of amendments to the City’s Pretreatment Ordinance. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that currently the City’s Pretreatment Ordinance is more restrictive than needed in several areas. He explained the recommended changes, including a requirement for consistency with the City’s concurrency policy with the exception to allow a single lot of one acre or more to utilize a septic tank. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the ordinance. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Councilmember Gardner advised he has received complaints from waste haulers that they are charged after-hour fees for using the system after regular business hours, even if an employee is still there. Mr. Bulloch replied that the reason after-hours fees are charged is because after hours dumping would require a City employee to be there after hours, and he or she would have to be paid over-time pay. Councilmember Gardner advised that even if the waste hauler arrives at the plant and begins dumping before 5:00 p.m., he is charged after-hour rates. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Three Mr. Bulloch advised he would look into the matter and correct it. Mayor McArthur invited Scouts who just arrived to introduce themselves. BOND RESOLUTION: Consider adoption of a final bond resolution authorizing the issuance of approximately $8,700,000 City of St. George Water Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2001, and related matters. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City has a policy which suggests if a 3% savings in debt service can be realized by refinancing, it should be done. The bonds have been offered for sale, and action is needed by the City Council to confirm the sale of the bonds. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the resolution. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at their meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended a public hearing be scheduled for March 15, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider approval of an ordinance restricting short-term leases of residential properties in residential and agricultural zones. The City of St. George is the applicant. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to set the public hearing as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SET PUBLIC HEARING: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at their meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended that a public hearing not be scheduled to consider a request for a zone change from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on approximately 1/2 acre located at 750 North 1200 West. Gary Carter and Rowland Stone are the applicants. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to schedule the public hearing for March 15, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. as requested by the applicant. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Four LOT SPLIT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended approval of a lot split on the northeast corner of the intersection of 1300 West and Sunset Blvd. subject to: (1) no access on to or off of Sunset Blvd. for Lot No. 1; (2) the driveway access for Lot No. 1 along 1300 West shall not be placed within a distance of 150 feet from the point of curvature of the radius; and (3) a cross access agreement be established between the two lots. Dick Miles is the applicant. A motion to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for Kachina Springs South at Entrada subject to the drainage route flowing east around the project instead of through it, and to provide a sidewalk or trail on one side of the road. Kent Byland is the applicant. A motion to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat for River Crest PUD (formerly Poppy Hills) subject to four conditions: (1) the corner piece of land proposed for future commercial be removed from the site plan; (2) a deceleration lane on River Road be provided; (3) a sidewalk on one side of the private streets be provided; and (4) an updated geotechnical investigation report must meet the conditions set by the Hillside Review Board in 1996. ADLAR is the applicant. A motion to approve the preliminary plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission was made by Councilmember Orton. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Monterey at Stonebridge Phase II. Milo McCowan is the applicant. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Five A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PRELIMINARY PLAT/FINAL PLAT/ROAD DEDICATION PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 13, 2001, recommended approval of the preliminary plat, final plat, and road dedication plat for the East St. George Commercial Subdivision. Jeff Klein is the applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the road is an existing road which currently serves the elementary school and will connect with a new road which connects to 3050 East. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the preliminary plat, final plat, and road dedication plat, and authorize the Mayor to sign them. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMENDED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR REUSE FACILITY: Consider a request for approval of an amended conditional use permit for the City of St. George reuse facility at 575 East Brigham Road to allow storage and crushing of asphalt and concrete products provided by private entities. This item was tabled from the agenda. PARK FEE WAIVER AND USE OF PARK: Consider a request for a fee waiver and use of the park at the Main Street trail head for a fund raiser for The Learning Center for Families. Debbie Justice, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City has granted similar requests in the past for use of the park and waiver of the fee. The applicant is a charitable organization and proposes to race plastic ducks in the Virgin River for a fundraising project. Debbie Justice, representing the Learning Center for Families, advised their plan is to float 1000 ducks down the Virgin River. Ducks can be adopted at a cost of $5 each, and the winner of the race will receive a TV donated by Hafen Insurance. The ducks will be launched at the River Road access and caught at the trailhead. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the request. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Six The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARK FEE WAIVER AND SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT AT SUNBOWL: Consider a request for a fee waiver and special event permit for the Scout-O-Rama to be held at the Sunbowl on April 27 and 28. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a yearly event and staff recommends approval. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the park fee waiver and use of the Sunbowl as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for a special event permit for use of Worthen Park by the E’Ola Corporation. Jerry Garrett, representing E’Ola Corporation, advised every year E’Ola sponsors an event for its distributors. This year is the 10th anniversary celebration and the entire community is invited. There will be free food, music, and vendor booths. City Manager Gary Esplin advised a $100 reservation fee is required along with a recommendation that E’Ola cover the cost of power and the setting-up and taking-down of the display booths. The City would also like to approve the location of the events. Mr. Garrett advised he was willing to work with the City, conform to City ordinances, and cover any additional costs. A motion to approve the request was made by Councilmember Allen. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom, who advised the applicant to meet with City staff prior to the event to make arrangements. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. FISCAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH ZION’S PUBLIC FINANCE DEPARTMENT: Consider approval of a fiscal services agreement with Zion’s Public Finance Department for Special Improvement Districts 99-3, 99-4, and 2000-1. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Zion’s has been used in the past and staff recommends using them again because of their expertise in the area of special improvement districts. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the agreement as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. City Manager Gary Esplin advised the contract amount is based on the total cost of the district and is a percentage of the bond fee. PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE TO AMEND HILLSIDE OVERLAY ZONE: Public hearing to consider a request for amendment of the Hillside Overlay Zone to include the Sun River South annexation area. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised this was essentially a housekeeping item and should have been taken care of at the time of annexation. All property within the annexed area with slopes of 15% or greater will be subject to the regulations of the Hillside Overlay Zone. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve an ordinance amending the Hillside Overlay Zone to include the Sun River South annexation area. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 General Commercial and R-3 Multiple Family Residential for property located at approximately 850 North 2750 East (corrected legal description). Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that a public hearing was previously held and ordinance approved, however the wrong legal description was provided by the applicant’s engineers. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve, by ordinance, the zone change as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. UPDATE ON SID PROJECTS: Engineering Associate Roger Bundy advised that design was underway for the special improvement district in the Bloomington Ranches area, and the project will be let for bid in April. The Little Valley special improvement district has been advertised for bid. UPDATE ON WALMART IN BLOOMINGTON: Engineering Associate Roger Bundy advised that the plans for the new Walmart have been approved and let for bid. The roundabout has also been let for bid. There is a nine month construction period. Mayor McArthur advised that the roundabout must be completed and open for use before or at the same time as the Walmart opening. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Eight UPDATE ON SUNSET BLVD./BLUFF STREET PROJECT: Engineering Associate Roger Bundy advised that improvements are currently underway. The contract period is five months. LOCAL CONSENT/ENTRADA SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTER: Consider approval of local consent for a restaurant liquor license and beer license for the Entrada Sports and Fitness Center and the Kokopelli Cafe at 2552 West Chaco Trail. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve local consent for a restaurant liquor license and beer license for the Entrada Sports and Fitness Center and the Kokopelli Cafe as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AGREEMENT WITH STEVE SHEFFIELD: Consider approval of an agreement between the City and Mr. Steve Sheffield regarding improvements on 1450 South and River Road frontages. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that an agreement has been negotiated with Mr. Steve Sheffield to facilitate completion of the River Road widening design. Mr. Sheffield is not yet ready to develop his frontage along River Road, but in an effort to extend the full width of the road with curb and gutter all the way to the Red Sands Market, the City will make improvements to frontage owned by Mr. Sheffield’s along River Road. In exchange, Mr. Sheffield will make improvements along 1450 South along the edge of the river where there will be no development and which is the City’s responsibility to improve. There is, however, a greater cost to Mr. Sheffield for improvements along 1450 South than to the City for work along River Road, so it is proposed that the City pay the difference of approximately $80,000-$150,000. This amount is still being negotiated between the parties. It has been agreed that improvement to 1450 South will be made within five years and in a progressive manner. Mr. Sheffield has agreed to provide the rip rap from the existing bridge to Schmutz Hill, which is more than half the cost of the project. It is hoped that other utilities will share in the cost of the project. A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the agreement as requested. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a mutual aid agreement between various cities and Washington County. Fire Chief Robert Stoker advised the City previously has had mutual aid agreements with Washington and Santa Clara, but increasingly found itself responding to other cities as well. Rather than do separate agreements for each city in Washington County, it is recommended that one county-wide agreement be entered into between the 18 cities in Washington County. Washington County attorneys drafted the agreement and it was reviewed by the City Attorney. Each city will handle liability for its own employees, and the agreement will take effect as soon as it is signed by all interested parties. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Nine A motion was made by Councilmember Gardner to approve the agreement. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION GRANTING CONSERVATION EASEMENT: Consider approval of a resolution granting a conservation easement on the Ence Brothers property commonly known and referred to as the "Duck Ponds." City Manager Gary Esplin advised that as part of the settlement with the Division of Water Quality, funds were used to purchase this property. The property is located below the Riverside Apartments. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve, by resolution, the conservation easement. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Ortom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONDEMNATION RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution condemning property owned by Denice and Becky Jo Hughes located within Special Improvement District No. 99-3. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City has not been able to finalize negotiations with Mr. Hughes, and in order to proceed with the special improvement district, a resolution must be approved authorizing condemnation. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised the home is located off of 2450 South, and the property to be condemned is approximately 20’ x 200’ and consists of a strip of land located along the front of the home. Councilmember Gardner commented he heard more property than originally designated was being taken. Mr. Bulloch replied this was not true, and enough room will be left in front of Mr. Hughes home for a circular driveway. He advised extensive negotiations have been held with Mr. Hughes without success. A motion was made by Councilmember Orton to approve the resolution condemning property owned by Denice and Becky Jo Hughes within SID 99-3. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Ten CONDEMNATION RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution condemning property owned by Denice and Ila May Hughes located within Special Improvement District No. 99-3. A motion to approve the resolution condemning property owned by Denice and Ila May Hughes within SID 99-3 was made by Councilmember Orton. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held January 18, 2001. A motion was made by Councilmember Isom to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held January 25, 2001. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Isom. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held February 1, 2001. A motion was made by Councilmember Whatcott to approve the minutes as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss property purchases was made by Councilmember Isom. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: St. George City Council Minutes February 15, 2001 Page Eleven Councilmember Isom - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Gardner. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Gardner - aye Councilmember Whatcott - aye Councilmember Allen - aye Councilmember Orton - aye Councilmember Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. UPDATE ON NEW AIRPORT: Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised that the City received a $400,000 grant to purchase land for the new airport from Leucadia and SITLA. A special City Council meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at noon for the Mayor to sign the grant. DISCUSSION RE MODIFIED CURBS: Councilmember Whatcott advised he received inquiries from several contractors requesting clarification of the setback required for modified curbs. The matter will be researched and a clarification made. DISCUSSION RE ENCROACHMENT PERMITS: City Manager Gary Esplin advised a new policy has been instituted which requires an encroachment permit before a building permit can