Thursday, June 9,2005
ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
JUNE 9, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM
Council Member Larry Gardner
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Rod Orton
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Bob Whatcott
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Recorder Gay Cragun
Mayor Daniel McArthur
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
Site visits were made to the Little Valley area to review zoning issues and the Little Valley and Stonecliff areas to look at rock walls.
Energy Services Director Phil Solomon briefly reviewed his budget requests, advising his budget total was $52 million including capital. Staff is considering outsourcing meter reading, proposes a 1.5% increase in the cost of power, and recommended that a new office be built to house both Water and Energy Service personnel.
Water Services Director Barry Barnum briefly reviewed his budget requests, advising that department costs are anticipated at $23.4 million, with income of $25.1 million. His budget requests include several new equipment items including three backhoes, a new trackhoe, and several new personnel.
A brief discussion was held concerning the water pooling agreement proposed by the Washington County Water Conservancy District. A meeting will be scheduled with Ron Thompson.
A brief discussion was held on the reuse line.
Energy Services Director Phil Solomon updated the City Council on a proposed joint operating agreement with Pacificorp which will put them in charge of building all energy improvements in the area.
The meeting then adjourned.
Gay Cragun, City Recorder