City Council Minutes

Thursday, March 10,2005



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING
MARCH 10, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Rod Orton
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Bob Whatcott
Council Member Suzanne Allen
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Gay Cragun

EXCUSED:
Council Member Larry Gardner

OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. The pledge of allegiance was led by Council Member Whatcott, and the invocation was offered by Shawn Petty of the New Life Christian Center.

DISCUSSION RE SECONDARY WATER SYSTEM:
City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has bid out the installation of a water line in old Highway 91. The line currently runs along the back of the heights area in Santa Clara in the midst of development. Since the road is now closed, this is an opportune time to move the line so that if it breaks in the future it will not affect any homes. If the Council so approves, staff will move ahead to order the pipe and the matter will be placed on the next City Council agenda to award the bid.

It was the consensus of the City Council to order the pipe.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended using a secondary water system for outdoor watering, thus freeing up culinary water. He stated the best place to begin using a secondary water system is in the Little Valley/Washington Fields area because the lots are large and the water is already in the canals and channels. He proposed that the City move forward and hold the necessary hearings.

Barry Barnum, Water Services Director, explained that the City would begin in the Washington Fields/Little Valley area and expand to other areas of the City whenever it could do so.

DISCUSSION RE PARAMETERS FOR SELECTING ART WORK FOR PLACEMENT ALONG THE WATER WALK:
Community Arts Administrator Gary Sanders recommended the Arts Foundation Board be expanded from five to seven members to help identify sculptors to do representational pieces of life size art work to be placed along the Water Walk to interact with the water features. The Board will also be involved in identifying historic individuals to be made the subject of the art work. The sculpture pieces currently located along Main Street are being advertised for sale, and proposals for new art work will be advertised soon.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss pending litigation was made by Council Member Whatcott.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Orton - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RECONVENE:
MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Orton.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.


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March 10, 2005
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VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

ORDINANCE:
Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 2B, St. George City Code regarding door-to-door solicitation.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to repeal the City?s current provisions and enact the proposed ordinance.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Orton - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RATIFY CONDEMNATION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to ratify action taken previously to write a letter threatening condemnation, if necessary, to purchase property necessary for the electrical power system.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Orton.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution enacting fees for door-to-door solicitation.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to approve the resolution.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Orton - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

DISCUSSION RE GATE IN PHEASANT SPRINGS PUD:
Council Member Bunker explained that Pheasant Springs Homeowners would like to request installation of the gate now, but would keep it open.

Mayor McArthur suggested that the gate be locked open.

City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the matter be postponed to work through issues of private property rights.

The meeting then adjourned.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder