City Council Minutes

Thursday, June 9,2005



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WORK MEETING
JUNE 9, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM


PRESENT:
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

EXCUSED:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
City Attorney Shawn Guzman

SITE VISITS:
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.

BUDGET PRESENTATION:
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.

MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS:
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.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder