City Council Minutes

Thursday, July 28,2005



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WORK MEETING
JULY 28, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

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

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur welcomed all present and called the meeting to order. The pledge of allegiance was led by Police Chief Marlon Stratton, and the invocation was offered by Paul Del Toro.

COMMUNITY POLICING PRESENTATION:
Police Chief Marlon Stratton reviewed a power point presentation on the proposed community policing program. See attached.

CITY CACHE CARD:
Dave Terry explained the concept of the reloadable City Cache Card which can be used at all four City golf courses and recreational activities any day of the week at a cost of $250, or a recreation card which can be used for all City recreational activities at a cost of $50. Details still need to be worked out with regard to non-resident vs. resident fees, discounts, fee structure, etc.

It was the consensus of the City Council to pursue implementation of the Cache Card.

Marc Mortensen advised that it is proposed the program be implemented by October 1.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Orton to adjourn to an executive session to discuss legal and personnel issues.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

RECONVENE:
MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Council Member Whatcott.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.


MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that additional personnel were needed in the Engineering Department, as well as an increase in fees, in order to keep up with growth. He proposed that a $50 per lot charge be levied for plan review, the encroachment fee be raised from $25 to $50, final plat review fee be raised from $10 to $30, and preliminary plat review fee be raised from $25 to $75. These fee increases would raise enough revenue to pay for four new positions in the Engineering Department.

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Mayor McArthur gave a brief overview of the recent Water District meeting where the proposed pooling agreement was discussed.

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City Manager Gary Esplin updated the City Council on the status of the EIS for the new airport, indicating that the Record of Decision should be issued by February or March, which would require the EIS to be completed by January.

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Council Member Gardner inquired about any plans the City may have for the Roy Cook property in the downtown area.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City is looking at options.

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A brief discussion was held on zoning around the new interchange proposed in the Sun River area and SITLA?s stance with regard to zoning.

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City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff met to discuss issues of concern with regard to the proposed sports complex in the Little Valley. They have come up with several solutions to the concerns of area residents and will meet with them next week.

The meeting then adjourned.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder