City Council Minutes

Thursday, October 18,2001



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 18, 2001, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Council Member Rod Orton Council Member Suzanne Allen Council Member Sharon Isom Council Member Larry Gardner Council Member Bob Whatcott City Attorney Jonathan Wright City Recorder Gay Cragun CALL TO ORDER: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The flag salute was led by Carly Benson and Necia Clements who then presented the Mayor and Council with American flag pins in appreciation for their support of Washington County Schools. Council Member Whatcott arrived. The invocation was offered by Council Member Isom. TABLE PUBLIC HEARING: Mayor McArthur suggested that the public hearing to consider a zone change for property located at 600 North and 500 West be tabled from the agenda as notice was not properly received by adjacent property owners. He suggested the matter be rescheduled for a Planning Commission agenda and then returned to the City Council at a later date for action. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Allen to table the public hearing as recommended by the Mayor. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONSENT CALENDAR: Consider approval of the financial statement for September, 2001. A motion to approve the financial statement as presented was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. JOHN ANDERSON FAMILY FUNDRAISING EVENT: Mayor McArthur announced that while many communities and organizations throughout the nation have been donating to victims of the national tragedy, we should not forget there are needs in our own community, such as the family of the recent murder victim, John Anderson. He explained that the Morning Rotary Club has a yearly auction to benefit the St. George Police Department Bike Patrol, but this year Chief Stratton suggested that instead any funds raised be contributed to Mr. Anderson’s family. A fundraising dinner will be held this evening at Scaldoni’s Restaurant from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Two STREET NAME CHANGE: Consider approval of an ordinance changing the name of Secret Temples Drive to Sunkissed Drive in Sun River Phase 5B. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has received a request to change the name of Secret Temples Drive within the Sun River project to Sunkissed Drive. The City mailed notices to affected utilities, as required by law, and also adjacent property owners, and has not received any objections. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the name change by ordinance as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ABANDONMENT ORDINANCE: Consider approval of an ordinance pertaining to the abandonment of that portion of 2450 East Street at the intersection of Riverside Drive. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this ordinance will incorporate all abandonments in this area into one document. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the ordinance as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ABANDONMENT RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution regarding the abandonment of limited common areas and lot line adjustments for Lots 23 and 24 of the Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the plat for Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4 was originally accepted, a large common area (easement) was dedicated to the City. The developer is now requesting that this area be abandoned and added to adjacent lots to make them larger. A motion was made by Council Member Allen and seconded by Council Member Gardner to approve the abandonment resolution as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Three SET PUBLIC HEARINGS: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for November 15, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. to consider: (a) A zone change from OS to C-3 on a 22 foot wide strip of land located north of St. George Blvd. on 700 East. Doug Holt, applicant. (b) A zone change from OS to RE-12 for property located north of Pheasant Run at 1287 West Bloomington Drive South. Dan Steurer, agent. (c) A zone change from MH to R-1-6 on 40+ acres located at 2500 East 2000 South and consider approval of a conceptual site plan and typical lot layout. Karl Larson, applicant. (d) A zone change from A-1 to R-1-8 for nine acres located at 2000 South and 2000 East. Brent Greenwood, applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to set the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Paragon Cove Phase 1 at Stone Cliff with 23 townhome units located on Cobalt and Paragon Drive. Gail Maxwell is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 7 with 20 single family lots located east of River Road on 1450 South. Gail Maxwell is the agent. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Four The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Clear Creek Ranch Estates Phase I with nine single family lots located at 928 North 1700 East in an RE-12.5 zone. Bill Mickelsen is the applicant. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPROVE FINAL PLAT: Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, recommended approval of the final plat for Cotton Acres Phase 11 with 37 single family lots located at 450 North and 2450 East, with the condition that a landscaping agreement be on file with the City Parks Department for review of plans, inspection, and maintenance. Todd Edwards is the agent. Additionally, a note has been placed on the plat with regard to concerns about drainage and grading and that new lots coming within close proximity to existing lots must meet UBC slope requirements. A motion was made by Council Member Orton and seconded by Council Member Whatcott to approve the final plat subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, and authorize the Mayor to sign it. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING TABLED: Mayor McArthur again advised those in the audience that the public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 for property located north of Diagonal and 600 North on 500 West was tabled from the agenda because adjacent property owners were not properly notified. DISCUSSION RE FINAL ROAD PLAT FOR BLACK RIDGE DRIVE: City Manager Gary Esplin expressed concern that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 9, 2001, tabled the City’s request for approval of the final road dedication plat for a portion of Black Ridge Drive and Airport Road in order to allow the Hillside Review Board to review the plans for the proposed Airport Road. The portion of Black Ridge Drive which is completed cannot be opened for use until the plat is recorded, and signatures obtained on the plat from all adjacent property owners were done so with the stipulation that the road would be extended to the airport. Staff’s position is that the City would stipulate that the extension of Airport Road would not be built until the Hillside Review Board had reviewed the plans for the Airport Road extension, and the City will certainly comply with its own rules and regulations when constructing this road extension. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Five City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised there is no legal requirement that the plat must be reviewed by the Hillside Review Board. Mr. Esplin reiterated that the road could not be dedicated until the plat was approved, and staff has represented that no construction will take place within the hillside area until a hillside development permit is obtained. If the road is not dedicated soon, a new title report will have to be obtained and the City will again have to go through the entire plat process. The City has a great deal of money invested in the road and needs it opened. He stated it appeared there was a lot of misunderstanding on the part of the Planning Commission, who felt that staff was trying to circumvent the process. However, the issue is procedural, and not one of trying to build a road without necessary permits. Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Hillside Review Board met today and recommended denial of the hillside development permit on a five to one vote because of the negative visual impact and stability issues. The Board also suggested use of alternate locations because the steepness of the road would create a large cut and fill area, and the ordinance states that a cut and fill shall be no greater than 10 feet, and some of the proposed cut and fills would be up to 68 feet. Mr. Esplin advised he was not aware that the Hillside Review Board met to discuss this issue, and he will discuss it further with staff and make a recommendation to the City Council at a later meeting. He commented that if there were no feasible way to build the road under the City’s current ordinance, there may have been a misrepresentation to those who signed the plat. However, it was his understanding the road could be built through mitigation. INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SHOOTING RANGE: Consider approval of an interlocal agreement for a County-wide shooting range. This item was tabled because the applicant was not present. REMOVAL OF INTEREST FOR LAVA FLOW DRIVE ABANDONMENT: City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Lava Flow Drive located within the City also extends into Santa Clara City. A development is taking place within Santa Clara City limits and the developer would like to close Lava Flow Drive within the Santa Clara City limits. City staff is concerned because it uses Lava Flow Drive within the Santa Clara City limits to access the Sunbrook maintenance building. An alternate route would necessitate City trucks then using streets through a residential subdivision. Santa Clara City’s master plan shows a 60’ road connecting Arrowhead Trail to Lava Flow Drive, and if an equivalent access is built, he recommended that the City abandon its interest in Lava Flow Drive somewhere around the City limit line. Signatures would also have to be obtained from Arlo Hafen and developers of the property waiving their objection to the closing of Lava Flow Drive. Mark Fonger of Rosenberg Engineers advised he was working with the developer, Kent Frei, who met with the Santa Clara City Planning Commission who did not recommend approval of the project. The project will still go to the Santa Clara City Council for their recommendation. Mr. Frei is now considering developing access to Malaga Avenue by a 60 foot east-west road between Arrowhead Trail and Lava Flow Drive. Mr. Esplin suggested that if the Council felt so inclined, it could agree to the abandonment of its interest in Lava Flow Drive if an alternate, permanent access of similar quality is provided. Mr. Fonger advised that Lava Flow Drive is a 50’ street improved with asphalt only, and the new access will be 60’ and fully improved. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Six Council Member Gardner questioned why the City of St. George would take action to abandon its interests in Lava Flow Drive before the Santa Clara City Council approved the project. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that the Santa Clara City Council’s decision will be affected by St. George City’s decision. Council Member Gardner stated he would still prefer to have the Santa Clara City Council take action first. Mr. Esplin advised that the Santa Clara City Council is waiting to hear from the City of St. George with regard to its position, and cannot make their decision until they know if St. George City is willing to allow Lava Flow Drive to be abandoned. Council Member Gardner made a motion to allow Lava Flow Drive to be abandoned if this action supports the decision of the Santa Clara City Council, as long as the City of St. George will still have access to the Sunbrook maintenance facility. 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 Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING TABLED: Mayor McArthur again advised those in the audience that the public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-8 to R-2 for property located north of Diagonal and 600 North on 500 West was tabled from the agenda because adjacent property owners were not properly notified. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that this zone change would be heard by the Planning Commission on November 13, 2001. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING: Consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the City of St. George for a demonstration garden for landscaping conducive to water conservation. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that this Memorandum of Understanding was between the Washington County Water Conservancy District and the City for use of the City’s property adjacent to the Tonaquint Park area for a demonstration garden. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the Memorandum of Understanding as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Ms. Scott advised that they would be breaking ground for the demonstration garden next Wednesday, and she thanked Alpha Engineering and PCI for their assistance. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Seven SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a special event permit for a fund-raising and charity event in the Sunbowl on November 10. Gentry Music, applicant. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that proceeds from this fundraising event will be used for the victims of the national emergency. Mayor McArthur commented that there were also many worthy causes in our community for which funds could be raised. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the special event permit. He strongly encouraged the applicant to consider using the funds raised to benefit those locally in need. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AMENDMENT TO ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval of an amendment to the engineering contract for the Black Ridge Special Improvement District. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the original cost of the SID was based on an estimated project cost, but the actual construction cost was significantly higher. Staff is requesting a change order to cover the increased cost. A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the amendment to the contract as requested. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Gardner - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ENGINEERING CONTRACT: Consider approval of an engineering contract for Phase 2 of the Bloomington drainage project. City Manager Gary Esplin advised this project affects Ute Road and the City has been trying to improve it for several years. Staff recommends approval of a contract in the amount of $53,334 with Alpha Engineering. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the contract as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Eight PROPERTY DONATION: Consider acceptance of a property donation. City Manager Gary Esplin explained this item pertains to the long-awaited agreement with the Sandberg family to provide an easement which will allow the use of water in the Sandberg Pond to irrigate the 2450 East Park, Panorama Elementary School, and Pine View High School. Action is needed to accept donation of the easement to the City. He explained that the City has already agreed to purchase the property on which the pond sits. Council Member Gardner thanked the Sandberg family for their donation and made a motion to accept the easement donation. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PARK RESERVATION AND SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider a request for approval of a park reservation and special event permit for the Bonneville Corvair Club for use of the J.C. Snow Park on March 22, 23 and 24, 2002. City Manager Gary Esplin explained the applicant would like to use the entire park for three days. He expressed concern that the adjacent skate park is very busy. Parks Superintendent Lynne Scott advised that the applicant would not be taking the entire park but would be using a large portion of it and the parking lot. Food vendors have been allowed in the past, but the applicants would like to have vendors who sell car parts for Corvairs. She recommended holding the event in the Dixie Center next year as this would be a more appropriate place for the event. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the car parts to be sold at the event are specialized and cannot be bought just anywhere. Council Member Orton commented that the vendors would not be competing with local businesses, and should be encouraged to come to St. George. City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is willing to accommodate the use as long as the skate park and pavilions can be kept open. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the park reservation and special event permit for a portion of Snow Park, including vending of specialized car parts. The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RESOLUTION: Consider approval of a resolution approving the Snow Canyon Water Compact Interlocal Agreement. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Nine City Manager Gary Esplin advised that in spite of his concerns about representation on the Board, the prior agreement has been effective since its inception and is a good program and has been successfully implemented. Water and Power Director Wayne McArthur advised that the original agreement was entered into in 1978, and since that time there have been several addendums. It was decided to incorporate all changes to the original agreement into one document, making it easier to follow. Each city is allowed one vote, regardless of its size, but the City of St. George is the operating agent and has control over what is done, how funds are spent, etc. which counters having only one vote. City Attorney Jonathan Wright advised that if this agreement were not approved, the City would still be bound by the existing agreement. Mr. McArthur then reviewed the agreement with the Mayor and Council. A motion was made by Council Member Gardner and seconded by Council Member Isom to approve the agreement by resolution. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Orton - 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-2 Duplex Residential to C-3 General Commercial at 25 North 100 West. Robert Brown, applicant. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the subject property is surrounded by commercial zoning. The General Plan Land Use Map shows the area as future commercial, and the Planning Commission recommends approval. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing and called for a motion. A motion was made by Council Member Isom to approve by ordinance the zone change as requested. The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member 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-1-8 Single Family Residential to R-2 Duplex Residential for property located north of Diagonal (and 600 North) on 500 West. Habitat for Humanity, applicant. Mayor McArthur announced that this item was tabled because adjacent property owners did not receive notification. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Ten PUBLIC HEARING/PUBLIC COMMENT/CDBG PROGRAM: Public hearing to receive public comment on potential projects for which funding may be applied under the Community Development Block Grant Small Cities Program for the year 2002-2003. Suggestions for potential projects are invited, both verbally and in writing. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the goal of the CDBG program is to fund projects which benefit those with low and moderate incomes in the five county area. There is one million dollars available. Each individual application can be for up to $150,000, but use of the funds must meet one of three objectives: benefit low to moderate income persons, remove slum or blight, or remove an urgent health and welfare situation which is an immediate threat to public safety. He explained that housing projects usually quality to benefit low to moderate income persons, or projects such as the Doctors Free Clinic. Previous grants received in the past five years have been used to purchase a duplex unit which was then turned over the St. George Housing Authority for transitional housing, and to build a handicapped lift at the Pioneer Courthouse. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Rebecca Stucki, representing Habitat for Humanity, advised she was going to apply for a CDBG grant in the amount of $150,000 to be used for infrastructure for the Diagonal Street property. Ty Tippetts, representing Color Country Community Housing, advised he was going to apply for a CDBG grant in the amount of $150,000 to develop a 66 unit affordable housing project south of Pine View High School. There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that CDBG grant money will not be available until next spring or summer. Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the deadline for submitting requests for funds is December 1, 2001, and applications must be submitted to the Five County Association of Governments in order to be considered. A Five County Association of Governments steering committee will then rank and rate them. A second public hearing will then be held. He advised that housing projects to benefit low and moderate income persons and the disabled are usually rated high, along with requests to mitigate an urgent health or safety situation. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held September 20, 2001. A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton to approve the minutes as presented. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held September 27, 2001. St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Eleven A motion was made by Council Member Isom and seconded by Council Member Allen to approve the minutes as amended. Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a personnel issue was made by Council Member Whatcott and seconded by Council Member Orton. Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows: Council Member Whatcott - aye Council Member Orton - aye Council Member Gardner - aye Council Member Isom - aye Council Member Allen - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: The regular meeting then reconvened. DISCUSSION RE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that on Monday he would be meeting with a company investigating St. George as a possible relocation site, along with the Mayor, two Council Members, and Scott Hirschi. The company will be asking for significant incentives, however, they will only be providing 75 jobs at an average wage of $15.00 an hour. However, their 100,000 sq. ft. facility would generate $2,000,000 in property tax revenue over 12 years. The facility will also use 5 megawatts of power. Dixie REA has already offered them incentives, as well as the property owners. The company would like the City to give them 100% of the EDA increment for the next 12-15 years, but the question is whether this would create a problem with the School District. On the other hand, the City specifically created the EDA for projects such as this. Mayor McArthur advised that the issue must be carefully weighed, as the company wants 100% of the property tax returned to them for 20 years. Council Member Gardner commented that if the company did not receive some sort of consideration from the City, it would be difficult to compete with offers from other cities in the nation, some of which provide property free of charge. Council Member Isom commented that other established businesses in the City did not receive any incentives to locate here. Council Member Orton replied that this case was different as the company will create a tax base and jobs, and will not compete with current businesses. He commented that the company would do nothing but help the community, and the City should do everything it could to compete with other cities vying for this same company. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the best reason to offer incentives to the company is because of the peripheral companies it will bring with them. DISCUSSION RE PARASHONT MONUMENT: Mayor McArthur advised that a new Parashont Monument is being created, and the BLM asked him who they should meet with in the community for input. All roads within the monument will be kept open. The BLM will provide expeditions St. George City Council Minutes October 18, 2001 Page Twelve to the site for those who wish to see it. He displayed a map of the area and stated that currently the only use prohibited within the area is mining. WEST CITY SPRINGS MEETING SCHEDULED: City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a special City Council meeting will be held November 8, 2001 to discuss the West City Springs issue. CANVASS ELECTION RESULTS SCHEDULED: City Recorder Gay Cragun advised that Washington County Clerk Cal Robison has scheduled a meeting to canvass the election results on November 13, 2001 at noon in the County Commission Chambers. The meeting then adjourned. __________________________________ Gay Cragun, City Recorder