City Council Minutes

Thursday, October 4,2001



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 4, 2001, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Bob Whatcott Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Larry Gardner City Manager Gary Esplin City Attorney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Suzanne Allen OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Scott Hirschi and the flag salute was led by Lt. Steve Despain. Mayor McArthur announced that City Treasurer Deanna Evans presented him earlier with a $175 donation from City employees to the American Red Cross and relief efforts in New York City. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of a bid for the purchase of police vehicles for fiscal year 2001-2002. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of eight police vehicles through the State contract with Butterfield Ford in the amount of $175,978. She advised that St. George Ford declined to bid. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $175,978 as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of two pick-up trucks for the Power Department. Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended purchase of two pick-up trucks for the Power Department through the State contract with Butterfield Ford in the amount of $48,964. She advised that St. George Ford declined to bid. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Butterfield Ford through the State contract in the amount of $48,964 as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for the purchase of mowers and a sprayer for the Golf Department. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Two Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen recommended that only one fairway mower be purchased at this time, along with two greens mowers and one spray rig. The total amount of these items is $83,400, and the City will pay for them via a three year lease with Rocky Mountain Turf. She advised the annual payments will be $38,000 at 5%. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the other fairway mower for Dixie Red Hills will be rebid as more horsepower is needed due to the bermuda grass on this course. He advised that the mowers will be substituted for other capital items in the current budget. Golf Director Dave Terry advised that the spray rig and fairway mower is going to Sunbrook, and one greens mower is going to St. George Golf Club. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Gardner to award the bid as recommended by the Purchasing Agent. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a special event permit for a carnival at the Red Cliffs Mall October 11-14, 2001. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicants have permission to use the former Walmart parking lot for the event, and it appears to meet all City requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT: Consider a request for approval of a beer and restaurant liquor license for Chili?s Southwest Grill located at 311 North Red Cliffs Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Chili?s currently has a beer and restaurant liquor license, but the parent company is taking the restaurant back and a license in their name must be obtained. All requirements of the ordinance have been met. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Three ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE AGREEMENT/ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an economic development incentive agreement. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City?s current economic incentive program provides for an incentive for a new business which does not compete with other established businesses in the community and which pays a higher wage plus benefits. The company in question is a large bank which has a call center for its own credit card customers. It is proposed that over a five year period of time, the company would be reimbursed up to one-half of 1% of the annual salaries to a maximum of $100,000. The company proposes to fill 200 positions with a pay range between $25,000-$100,000. Washington County Economic Development Director Scott Hirschi advised the company has a maximum employment potential of 235 positions with the average pay over $29,000. Moreover, the company would qualify for an incentive because its average wage is at least 30% above the prevailing wage in the County, as well as providing an excellent benefit package. The company is looking for long term career employees. The call center is not a true call center in that sales will not be solicited over the phone, but instead the company will only be servicing their existing accounts, and in actuality is a financial service center. They will be constructing a new building in the City and will provide significant revenues for the government as well as new jobs, and will not be competing with any existing financial institutions. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the basis upon which a decision must be made by the City Council is if the return to the community is greater than the incentive made. He invited the City?s Finance Director to make a report to the City Council. Finance Director Phil Peterson reported that state law requires that in order to provide an incentive for a new business, an independent study be made as to the economic impact of the business, and the impact must be greater or equal to the incentive. He advised that he contacted the Utah Economic Development Corporation, and based upon information received from them, all requirements of State law will be met. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to adopt an ordinance relating to economic development that authorizes the Mayor to sign an agreement assuring the establishment of Consumers First National Bank in St. George, Utah. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. COST-SHARING AGREEMENT: Consider approval of a cost sharing agreement for a drainage project in the east part of St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the developer is willing to put an additional $25,000 toward the project to extend the major storm drain line along 2450 East to benefit the rest of the City. The City will be required to pick up the balance of $85,000. He explained that each year funds are budgeted in the wastewater budget and capital budgets to match developer contributions such as this. Assistant City Engineer Jay Sandberg advised that the project will be completed in approximately three weeks once the agreement is approved. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Four A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the agreement as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPLICATION CONCEPT FOR MPO PROGRAM: Consider approval of the application concept for the Dixie Transportation Planning Projects under the MPO program. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that as part of the MPO program the City will be participating in due to its population, the City will now have to complete with other projects throughout the State. The projects are submitted to a board, prioritized, and then funded with federal funds. The format and prioritization criteria will be used to evaluate each project. Council Member Isom inquired if a priority list had been established, and she was informed that the City has not yet submitted any projects, but will by the month end. Public Works Director Larry Bulloch advised the annual allocation is $800,000, and projects totaling ten times that amount have been submitted. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City already has a long term master plan, therefore it will be easy to submit a list of projects chosen from this list. Mr. Bulloch advised it was important to receive feedback from elected officials on the criteria for selecting projects. For example, if traffic congestion is important, then those types of projects should surface first. City Manager Gary Esplin commented that as far as a format, if Mr. Bulloch was suggesting that criteria be weighted, the City Council has not had an opportunity to discuss that. Mr. Bulloch agreed that the criteria should be discussed in depth. Mayor McArthur advised he thought this item concerned approval of a concept adopting the application process, but if weighting criteria was needed, the matter should be postponed. Mr. Bullcoh recommended the matter be discussed in a work meeting. Beginning November 1 an evaluation of the projects based on what the Council wants will take place. A motion to table the matter until the next City Council meeting was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SHOOTING PARK: Consider approval of an interlocal cooperation agreement providing for creation and operation of the Southern Utah Shooting Sports Park Agency. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Five City Manager Gary Esplin advised he did not think the applicants knew this item was on the agenda for discussion, however, while the facility will be a benefit to the community, he was concerned about funding and the provision that if the City did not participate in the funding, it would be excluded from use of the facility. He suggested tabling the matter until the applicant could be present. Mayor McArthur advised he was told the City would not have any financial obligation, but agreed with concerns expressed by Mr. Esplin. Mr. Esplin advised that under the agreement, the City legally would not have any financial obligation, and if so, then why be a part of the entity? However, it should be determined whether or not funds must be contributed to the project on a long term basis in order for it to succeed. Council Member Isom commented she was advised the City?s shooting range could be shut down because it is located on private property. Police Chief Marlon Stratton replied that this was not the case, and the City had a perfectly good shooting range, in fact, the best in the State, and the Police Department is very happy with it. He stated he did not believe it would be beneficial for the City to participate in the proposed shooting range as the City?s range is adequate. However, the City?s options should be kept open. City Manager Gary Esplin commented the proposed facility is more than a pistol range - it is also for archery, rifles, etc., but the City has already made a significant investment in its own shooting range and to recreate it would cost thousands of dollars. Mayor McArthur commented that while he thought the proposed shooting park was a great concept for public use, if the City participates, it should be at a different level than the other entities. Council Member Whatcott commented that while the proposed shooting range is a good concept, he had a problem with using City funds because the City already has a shooting range. Additionally, funding of this shooting park is no different than funding of the City?s golf courses and those who play should pay. Mayor McArthur advised the applicants have a $200,000 grant which will be used over the next five years. If the City is going to be involved with other cities in the project, an interlocal agreement must be entered into. City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a key issue is if the proposed shooting park will be enterprise fund related, or will be a general fund expenditure like a park. Only a person with a gun will use the shooting park. Mayor McArthur advised the matter will be tabled until the applicant is present. GOLF COURSE PRE-BOOKING FEES: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that after evaluation of the City?s golf course operation and its need to increase revenues, Golf Director Dave Terry has looked at other communities to try and determine a way to maximize revenues. The City has had trouble meeting its expenses at the courses, and is proposing a pre-booking policy. At the present time tee times can be booked 14 days in advance or six months in advance if staying at a local motel. Other communities reserve tee times 60 days in advance if a premium is paid for that reservation. The charge for this service is proposed to be $10 per player. Recognizing that the City would not want to book all of its tee times this far in advance, it is proposed that only a third of the tee times be allowed to be booked 60 days in advance. Mayor McArthur suggested the available tee times be interspersed throughout the day so that the most desirable times were not all taken by 60 day advance reservations. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Six City Manager Gary Esplin commented the City?s goal was to maximize revenues during the premium time of day. Council Member Gardner commented he felt the proposal was a good concept, and inquired if the City could go further out than 60 days. City Manager Gary Esplin advised if the golf patron was allowed to do this, he or she would then not need to go to area motels to get the advance booking package. He explained that the City was at a disadvantage right now, as Coral Canyon and Entrada allow their patrons to book in advance for a fee. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the policy with a 60 day advance tee time. Golf Director Dave Terry clarified that the rate would be the posted rate, not the discount card or punch card rate. There would also be mandatory cart rental. The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Golf Director Dave Terry advised that a minor amendment to the hotel policy is also proposed. In an effort to maximize revenues to ensure success of the Golf Enterprise Fund, the City will be more aggressive in its marketing efforts, and will begin at home with the motels and hotels to make sure the City is working with them as much as possible with regard to reservations and services. A tremendous amount of feedback has been received from area hotels and motels, and it is proposed that their patrons be allowed to book tee times at any time of the year, at any time of the day, and to allow booking of nine hole tee times seven days out on a limited basis in order to maximize use of the courses. A customer appreciation event will be held during the summer, with slight discounts off the posted rate to make sure the City attracts their business. City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the City allocates only 1/3 of all tee times to the motels and hotels. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for approval of a zone change from Planned Development Residential to R-1-8 Single Family Residential located south of Sandstone Shadows and east of Valley View Drive on 9.13 acres. Nate Blake, applicant. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that this site formerly was part of the Laurelwood project. The area to the north is the Sandstone Shadows development, and the plan is to continue the project south. The Planning Commission recommended approval. There was no opposition from neighbors at the Planning Commission meeting. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Isom to approve the ordinance changing the zone as recommended by the Planning Commission. The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Seven The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE: Public hearing to consider a request for a zone change from C-3 General Commercial and R-1-10 Single Family Residential to PD Planned Development Commercial for an expansion of the Deseret Industries Store on the southeast corner of 2450 East and Red Cliffs Drive. Dennis Patten, agent for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that in May a zone change took place for this property, and it is now zoned C-3 and R-1-10. The original request was to have the entire parcel zoned C-3, but this was denied by the Planning Commission. The applicant withdrew the item from the City Council agenda, and is now requesting a continuation of the PD Commercial zone. A deceleration lane will be included off Red Cliffs Drive, as well as landscaping and access off 2450 West and 850 North. He displayed a site plan and advised that a blank area on the plan will be coming to the Council for zoning approval at a later date. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the zone change by ordinance. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CLARIFICATION OF SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City Council previously approved a special event permit for dances to be held at 1501 Sunset Blvd. on October 5 and 6, 2001. Since that time the City, through its Police Department, became aware of differences of opinion on what was approved and what is intended to take place at the dances. It is staff?s opinion that what was approved is not what is proposed by the applicants. It is staff?s recommendation that the special event permit be revoked unless staff?s concerns can be satisfied. Deputy Chief Russ Peck expressed concern that the proposed dances would be more than regular high school and college dances as approved by the City Council. In fact, the proposed dances are more of a rave. The dances have been advertised from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, and yesterday Lt. Steve Despain received an anonymous phone call expressing concern over the rave and was provided a phone number to listen to a tape recording about the dances. Deputy Chief Peck then played the tape recorded message. Since it was not easily understood, he interpreted it for the City Council. He then advised a flyer for the dances advertises an oxygen room and oxygen bar. He spoke with the applicants who advise they would not pursue the oxygen bar, but either way, it has already been advertised. Advertisements also indicate the dance will begin at 9:00 p.m. and last "until the next day." City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the applicants? application specifically states the dance would end at 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. Deputy Chief Peck advised that a "booty shake" cash prize contest was also being advertised, along with a VIP lounge and free drinks. He advised that a Utah Narcotics Association Conference was being held in St. George this week, and representatives of the Salt Lake County Sheriff?s Office will be teaching a class tomorrow on raves. These representatives would like to address the Council about their interpretation of the flyer. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Eight Detective Doug Lambert, Salt Lake County Sheriff?s Office, explained he works in the Narcotics Unit and has worked undercover for two years specifically with raves and is very familiar with raves. He explained that the trend now is not to call a rave a rave as they have received a lot of publicity which affects their money making potential. One promoter in northern Utah is now calling them "carnivals." He advised that the applicants? flyer was picked up by his partner yesterday in Fillmore and certain things about the flyer are indicative of a rave. For instance, the flyer advertises "trance" music which is a form of digital music usually listened to while high on ecstasy, which is a close relative to meth. It is a hallucinogenic stimulant, and the music is designed to revolve around the ecstacy high and give the feeling of a trance and raise and lower the emotions through music. The advertisement also states "free drinks," and this is very indicative of a rave. When high on ecstasy, the body temperature rises and dehydration occurs, so in order to avoid any problems, free drinks are supplied to keep the guests hydrated. Detective Lambert advised he has also heard of DJ PhatKat who is advertised on underground rave flyers in northern Utah. The dance is also being targeted at high school and college-age kids, and ecstacy is the most popular drug among young kids. Most raves want to go all night long, and if they get shut down, the promoter will have aftermath parties at a different secretive location. He advised that he has been able to buy ecstasy and other drugs at every rave he has attended, and while he cannot say the applicants? dances are absolutely going to be raves, or that the applicant has any ill intentions, the advertising has elements of a rave. He explained that a VIP lounge is usually a cool-down room or rub-down room while under the influence, and is designed for sexual excitement. Ecstasy lowers inhibitions, and those who take it love to be touched. A lot of the time young ladies are available to give massages to young men, and visa versa. City Manager Gary Esplin inquired why a VIP room would be needed at a normal dance. Detective Lambert replied that a VIP room is used to enhance the high. The supermodel booty dance is also used to raise sexual excitement and is very common at raves, including fashion shows with skimpy clothes and wet T-shirt contests. He advised that while some advertising for raves may appear innocuous, they end up being different than advertised. There is also a lot of promiscuity at raves, along with every drug imaginable. With advertising from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, the applicants could draw as many as 4,000-5,000 kids. He stated that he is not anti-raves, but is anti-drugs, and raves and drugs are married and impossible to divorce. Jason Mazuran, Salt Lake County Sheriff?s Office, explained that raves are also a new wave health fad type of activity. He advised that while he and Detective Lambert are not implying the scheduled dances will be raves, there is no question there are a number of red flag indicators. Detective Lambert advised that another sponsor of the dances in question is Gold?s Gym, and raves are usually attended by high school and college age kids who are usually into health. They believe they are not harming their bodies by taking ecstasy. Council Member Whatcott commented that the City Council previously approved the dances under a special event permit with a maximum occupancy of 300. He inquired if that was indicative of a rave. Detective Mazuran replied that raves in the Salt Lake area are attended by 3,000+ young people, and if the applicant is advertising the dances from Salt Lake to Las Vegas, he will get over 300 attendees. He explained a rave is a way to make a tremendous amount of money very quickly. He stated that the applicant is certainly trying to attract more than 300 attendees because of the advertising area. Deputy Chief Russ Peck stated the permit was issued specifically for 300 people, and if more than that are expected, a misrepresentation has been made. He St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Nine stated that while he is not accusing the applicants or promoters of being drug dealers, that environment is being created and that element will come. Mayor McArthur inquired about security. He was advised that Lt. Despain contacted the Dixie High School wrestling coach, whose team members were supplying security for the event, to discuss concerns. Jay Gierisch, applicant, explained the idea for the dances came about to celebrate his upcoming birthday, and this was the first flyer he had done of this nature. He explained the reason the advertising area was expanded was to assure full capacity at the dances. He explained a majority of the marketing was done in Cedar City and St. George, with a little bit in the Salt Lake and Mesquite areas, and no advertising at all in Las Vegas. The main focus was the surrounding area. Council Member Whatcott left the stand. Mr. Gierisch stated he was absolutely amazed at the red flags contained in the flyer, but they have now been brought to his attention, and it was not his intention to promote the dances in this way. He explained that the offer of free drinks was a marketing tool. Mayor McArthur commented there seemed to be too many coincidences. Council Member Whatcott returned to the stand. Mr. Gierisch stated that everything put on the flyer was to draw a crowd, and he did not want to attract a drug crowd. He stated that an oxygen bar was not illegal, but after realizing everyone?s concerns, he canceled it. He explained he works at Gold?s Gym and would not want to do anything to jeopardize his name. He was, however, offended at some of the things being linked to him or pointed in his direction. Council Member Isom expressed concern with letting the dance proceed. Council Member Gardner advised that personally he had trouble with the fact the applicant was advertising such a distance for a crowd of only 300, and the things he chose to put on his brochure are not consistent with the special event permit previously approved by the Council. He stated he did not want to defame Mr. Gierisch?s name or reputation, but if it were him and he was concerned the event went beyond what was first anticipated, the first thing he would do is voluntarily cancel it. Mr. Gierisch commented the matter had been blown out of proportion and he had control of the situation. Security has been obtained, and the dances will not get out of control. He advised he would not have any problem with 2-3 officers attending the event as a trade-out for security personnel. Mayor McArthur advised Mr. Gierisch that the officers would be attending anyway and would not be a trade-out for security personnel. Mr. Gierisch stated he wanted to work with the City and was welcome to suggestions. City Manager Gary Esplin questioned whether local high school kids should be exposed to the activities proposed. Mr. Gierisch replied that the "booty shake" contest was merely a dance contest. Mr. Esplin replied that the presentation made to the City Council at the time permission was granted for the dances was that the dances were for area high schools. The dances have now been advertised in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, and are now nothing close to what was approved. He inquired of Mr. Gierisch St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Ten how security would handle a parking lot full of kids and a potential riot if the dances were shut down. Mr. Gierisch again commented the matter had been blown out of proportion. Mayor McArthur commented that he agreed with Mr. Esplin, and earlier had listened to the tape recorded message advertising the dance. He stated that even though Mr. Gierisch might have been innocent in his intentions, it now does not appear that way. Mr. Gierisch commented he took the Mayor?s comments as a compliment from a marketing standpoint. Mayor McArthur advised he was frightened to think what might happen at the dances, and informed Mr. Gierisch that a decision of the City Council had to be unanimous in order for a motion to pass. Mr. Gierisch replied that he understood. Mayor McArthur commented the City Council must consider the health, safety and welfare of the community. Shawn Habibian explained the main reason for the dances was to assure everyone a good time, and no drugs or alcohol will be allowed, as he is not willing to risk his reputation. He advised that originally they thought they could fit as many as 2,500 people in the building until they learned about the Fire Code. There will be 20 security personnel besides the applicants at the dances, and that equates to a 15 to 1 ratio. Mr. Gierisch apologized for the flyer. Mr. Habibian commented that in order to have a successful event instead of a failed event, he wanted the City Council to let him know what they could do in the future. Council Member Isom replied that in the future they could do what they said they were going to do. She made a motion to deny the special event permit and reverse the permission previously given by the City Council. Council Member Gardner expressed concern that while the applicant had already spent money on the event based on the City Council?s previous approval, there appeared to be a misconception and misleading statements made, and there is a high cost to false advertising. While he recognizes what Mr. Habibian stands for and does not challenge their intent, the advertising has gone a different direction than what the City Council thought the applicant was going to do, and therefore it behooves the Council to deny permission. He seconded the motion previously made by Council Member Isom. Mr. Habibian commented that a banner would be placed on the site and security at the door would let the patrons know about any changes before they paid their entrance fee. Council Member Gardner commented there was still an opportunity for the applicants to let the schools know that the event had been canceled so the word could get out. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 4, 2001 Page Eleven MARATHON ANNOUNCEMENT: Mayor McArthur announced that the annual St. George Marathon would be held this week, and he invited City Council members to attend. Council Member Isom advised that Ann and Larry Staples took it upon themselves to obtain a list of the victims of the recent terrorist attack on New York City and Washington D.C. and had American flag shirts made up with the names of victims, and they and other members of the Red Rock Runners will be running in memory of those killed. She commended them for their action. ADJOURN: A motion to adjourn was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Gardner. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ___________________________________ Gay Cragun, City Recorder