City Council Minutes

Thursday, April 21,2005



City of St. George Council Minutes
Regular Meeting
April 21, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Whatcott
Council Member Allen
Council Member Bunker
Council Member Orton
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
Deputy City Recorder Ren? Fleming

EXCUSED
Council Member Gardner

SITE VISIT TO THE POINTE AT SUNBROOK PHASE 2 LOCATED OFF OF EMERAUD DRIVE AND LOST CREEK DRIVE

Those present:
City Manager Gary Esplin
Mayor McArthur
Council Member Orton
Council Member Bunker
Council Member Allen
Council Member Whatcott

OPENING
Mayor McArthur opened the meeting. The invocation was offered by President Dennis Dixon, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scout John Utley.

Mayor McArthur invited the Boy Scouts and Youth City Council Members in the audience to introduce themselves.

City Manager Esplin indicated the consideration to award the bid for uniform laundry service will be tabled.

BID OPENINGS
Consider award for a consultant contract for the electric distribution GIS infrastructure map.

Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated the original consultant contract was issued in May 2004 in the amount not to exceed $10,000. This change order request is for an additional $40,000.

Council Member Orton asked for an explanation of the increase.

Energy Services Director Solomon indicated the original amount for this technical services contract was an estimate. The change order amount is based on the expenses to date approximately $3,400 per month. He explained what the City?s GIS department is responsible for as well as the technical needs of the Energy Services Department. He indicated no one on staff has the expertise to do this work. It is expected that Mr. Puchlik services will be needed for another year.

Council Member Allen asked if Mr. Puchlik will also be the one that adds additional information to the data base as needed.

Energy Services Director Solomon explained Mr. Puchlik is training staff regarding adding information; it is not the intention to become reliant on Mr. Puchlik in the long run. This data will also allow staff to develop computer models of the system to better meet the needs of growth.
Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the consultant contract for the electrical distribution GIS infrastructure map.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Orton.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Energy Services Director Solomon indicated staff has evaluated other technical contractors that provide like services. Past estimates have been in the range of $250,000 to $500,000 because they use their staff to do the field work. The cost for this agreement is so much lower because Energy Services staff is doing the field work.

There was brief discussion regarding the same mapping information being done for the water system.

Consider award of bid for solid waste pick up
Purchasing Agent Swensen indicated three bids were received. She recommended staying with the current vendor, which is the low bidder. She recommends the contract be awarded for a one year term with the option to renew for an additional three years. The amount is $70,000 per year.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to award the bid for waste water pick up to Dixie Waste for one year with the option to renew up to three years with the amount not to exceed $70,000 a year.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.

Purchasing Agent Swensen commented the contract will be reviewed yearly.

Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider approval of an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to AP on one acre located on the south side of Foremaster Drive and west of 1450 East Circle.

City Manager Esplin noted that the applicant was not in attendance and suggested passing on this item.

Consider approval of a wastewater planning resolution

City Manager Esplin explained this survey is done yearly and recommended the resolution be passed.

Water Services Director Barnum explained this is an annual survey done within the Waste Water division. The states goal is for operators to evaluate their own systems. The higher the number of points on the survey, the higher the facility will be on the ranking system for state funds. Typically the City?s ranking is low as it is in good shape.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve by resolution waste water planning.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
Vote:
Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows:
Council Member Allen, aye
Council Member Bunker, aye
Council Member Orton, aye
Council Member Whatcott, aye
Motion carried.

Consider approval of a private club Class EE license and local consent for a banquet hall
City Manager Esplin explained this would be the first license under the provisions of the new ordinance. Staff has reviewed the application and recommends approval.

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the private club Class EE license and local consent for a banquet hall.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.

There was brief discussion regarding the size of the facility. It exceeds the minimum requirements of 130 rooms and 4000 square feet of meeting space.

Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider approval of a street name change from Ticaboo Drive to Ticaboo Mesa Driver.

City Manager Esplin recommended passing on this item as the applicant is not in attendance.

Report from the Planning Commission meeting held April 12, 2005

Ray Snyder recommended advertising the following for public hearing on May 19, 2005 or next available date:

A zone change request from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) to R-3 (Multiple Family Residential) on 0.347 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 250 West and 950 South.

A zone change request from A-20 (Agricultural) to RE-20 (Residential Estate) on 118.87 acres located east of Little Valley Road at approximately 3400 South.

A zone change request from A-20 (Agricultural) to RE-12.5 (Residential Estate) on 14.55 acres located southwest corner of the intersection of 2450 South and Little Valley Road.

A zone change request from RE-37.5 (Residential Estate) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) on 3.302 acres located north of the intersection of 750 North and Picturesque Drive.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to set for public hearing on May 19, 2005 or the next available regular council meeting the items as recommended by the Planning Commission, detailed above.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Final Plats ? 2A
Consider approval of a final plat for Ventana Professional Park Phase 3 with 9 commercial pad sites located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 1680 East and 280 North Street.

Ray Snyder indicated the property is located behind the mall. The Planning Commission recommends approval.




Motion:
Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign Ventana Professional Park Phase 3 with nine commercial pad sites located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 1680 East and 280 North Street.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider approval of a final plat for Las Palmas Resort Condominiums II Phase VII, Amended & Extended with 18 units located at the south end of the Las Palmas Resort off Canyon View Drive

Ray Synder indicated this request is to amend and extend the final plat with 18 units. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the final plat and authorize the Mayor to sign Las Palmas Resort Condominiums II Phase VII, Amended & Extended with 18 units located at the south end of the Las Palmas Resort off Canyon View Drive.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Preliminary Plats

Consider a preliminary plat request for The Orchids with 5 single-family lots located at 958 East and 900 South

Ray Snyder indicated the Planning Commission recommends approval with one lot created around an existing home with access on 900 South and a 10 foot rear set back. Lots 2 through 5 would have access through a private road. He indicated the idea of a private street was supported. He reviewed the recommendations from staff and the Planning Commission as follows:
1)The city engineer supports a private road.
2)The Planning Commission is to consider the request for the proposed lots to have frontage upon a private drive. The front setback should be determined.
3)The rear yard setback for Lot #1 requires a minimum of 10 feet.
4)The Planning Commission should determine whether or not there are foreseeable difficulties of the layout of proposed Lot #2.

Mayor McArthur asked where will the front set back be determined and noted that the drive is very narrow.

City Manager Esplin commented that a single family subdivision requires set backs meet zone requirements of 25 feet.

The group discussed the rear set back which has to be 10 feet.

The set back of the garage was discussed. The set back will be determined when the final plat is considered for approval.

The direction of the house front was discussed. The property on the west side of the street that would not be built on was discussed with relation to who would be responsible for maintenance.

Brian Hurst indicated the area is a perfect place for postal cluster boxes.

City Manager Esplin stated that before final plat is approved a use for the property on the west side of the street and the entity responsible for maintenance should be specified.

The existing wall and the possibility for it being removed were discussed.

Don Creighton indicated every alternative for removing the wall has been attempted. It will not be removed.

The existing shed on the lot three was discussed.

Mr. Creighton indicated it will remain.

City Manger Esplin stated the shed will have to meet all set back requirements.

Motion:
Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the preliminary plat request for The Orchids with 5 single-family lots located at 958 East and 900 South.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.

Council Member Whatcott asked if Council Member Allen is applying staff comments to the motion.

Motion amended:
Council Member Allen amended the motion to include all of the staff comments.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider a preliminary plat request for Milne Subdivision with 3 single-family lots located south of Middleton Drive between 1800 East and 1900 East.

Ray Snyder indicated this request is to create a subdivision of three single family lots. The normal set backs are 25 feet on front and 10 foot on side and rear. The property is a long narrow parcel. The staff report discusses subdivision regulations and flag lots. He reviewed the staff comments and detailed the area where no structures can be included. He indicated the council has to decide if a flag lot will be allowed. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

There was brief discussion regarding the location of the access to the lot.

Motion:
Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve the preliminary plat request for Milne Subdivision with 3 single-family lots located south of Middleton Drive between 1800 East and 1900 East.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider a preliminary plat request for Sun River St. George Phase 18 with 31 single-family detached patio homes located off Angel Arch Drive.

Ray Snyder reviewed staff comments which include drainage issues and building a temporary turnaround within the planned development unless approved by the adjoining property owner. It is staffs and Planning Commissions recommendation that two conditions be applied to this plat.

1)The pads for lots 1348 through1353 may have to be shifted to the south to address potential drainage issues.
2)A letter from SITLA allowing the temporary turnaround on their property.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the preliminary plat request for Sun River St. George Phase 18 with 31 single-family detached patio homes located off Angel Arch Drive, with the two conditions set by staff and Planning Commission. (Detailed above), and suggested a site visit to Sun River.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

City Manger Esplin suggested the council schedule the site visit to coordinate with the neighborhood meeting on Tuesday April 26, 2005.

Mayor McArthur discussed the neighborhood meeting schedule which will take place over the next several weeks. He suggested the council meet at Sun River at 6:00pm on April 26, 2005 for the site visit.

Consider a preliminary plat request for Villa Bonita Courtyards with 22 single-family lots located east of Country Lane and north of the Wailea Falls at Stonebridge development.

Ray Snyder indicated the site size is 8.42 acres located in what is known as the lava fields. He discussed access and future connectivity to the west.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the preliminary plat request for Villa Bonita Courtyards with 22 single-family lots located east of Country Lane and north of the Wailea Falls at Stonebridge development as recommended by the Planning Commission
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Council Member Whatcott expressed disappointment with more lava rock disappearing that is not replaceable.

Consider an amended preliminary plat request for Kachina Cliffs Phase 2 with 17 single-family lots located on the eastside of Snow Canyon Parkway at approximately 2800 North.

Ray Snyder indicated this is an amendment to a previously approved subdivision. The lot sizes range from approximately 20,000 to 39,000 square feet. It is a Planned Unit Development. A hillside development permit was approved for this area. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve the preliminary plat request for Kachina Cliffs Phase 2 with 17 single-family lots located on the eastside of Snow Canyon Parkway at approximately 2800 North.
Second:
Motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Hillside Development Permit

Consider a request for a hillside development permit for a proposed single-family residential development phase (The Pointe at Sunbrook Phase 2) located off of Emerauld Drive and Lost Creek Drive.

Ray Snyder indicated this request to obtain permit is for a proposed single family subdivision in Sunbrook. The Hillside Review Board made three recommendations as follows:
1)A preliminary grading design be provided to staff for the extension of Emerauld Drive from where the road leaves the phase.
2)Landscape plan for cuts and fills for the entire phase.
3)Determine whether the cut shown 40% near the extension of Emerauld Drive is man made.

He indicated the Planning Commission approved the request with the stipulations of the Hillside Review Board.

Mayor McArthur indicated the council struggles with the issue of the overlay zone and requests to remove the point of a hill top to use it for fill. He suggested continuing the item.

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to table the item until the next council meeting.
Second:
Council Member Orton seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Consider a request to divide a vacant parcel of land into two parcels within a C-3 (General Commercial) zone located at the intersection of Sunland Drive (1200 South) and 400 East

Ray Snyder indicated the Planning Commission recommends approval. The conditions recommended are the same for all lots, separate deeds, legal description for each lot. The conditions also include review by the City Attorney.

Motion:
Council Member Orton made a motion to approve with the recommendations from the Planning Commission a request to divide a vacant parcel of land into two parcels within a C-3 (General Commercial) zone located at the intersection of Sunland Drive (1200 South) and 400 East
Second:
Council Member Bunker seconded the motion.

Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Conditional use permit to construct a four-plex building adjacent to the former Walter Brooks home at 112 South 300 West in the RCC zone

Ray Snyder indicated this item was denied by the Planning Commission more than once. In April, the Planning Commission denied the request with the recommendation it be presented to the council for review. The lot would have five dwelling units, one existing home and a four unit apartment building. He reviewed the submittals made to the Planning Commission and pictures of the neighborhood. He summarized the concerns of those who spoke in opposition at the Planning Commission meeting as well as the comments of the applicant?s attorney. The Planning Commission suggested that the design should make the apartments look more like a home.

Mayor McArthur commented the applicant has made an effort to address suggestions regarding design. The use is permitted under RCC zone. He indicated Council Member Orton may leave before this issue is completed, leaving three members and the request would need unanimous vote for approval. He asked if the applicant wanted to proceed.

An unnamed man representing Mr. Cook chose to proceed. He discussed the need for apartments in this area and stated it was not cost effective to build three homes on the site. He indicated there is similar architecture in the area.

Mayor McArthur asked the gentleman to comment on the reason of the change in three homes versus apartments.

An unnamed man stated he didn?t think he could make any profit on three homes with the cost of demolition and construction.

The group discussed the amount of frontage. The total property is .6 acres, 198 feet wide by 132 feet long.

Council Member Allen asked if the gentleman thought a starter home would be cost effective.

An unnamed man stated that would require demolition of the existing home and trees on the lot and that he wants to preserve both.

The group discussed the possible ordinance change that would allow single family homes on a small lot.

An unnamed man indicated that the developer may consider it.

The group discussed the appearance of the building. The group discussed the possibility of single family homes on smaller lots.
City Manager Esplin pointed out if the project is approved tonight, the opportunity to change the appearance of the neighborhood will be lost. He indicated it would be appropriate to deny the request and suggested the city work with the owner to develop the property in an appropriate manner.

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to deny the request and ask owner to come back to the council with something that will work in the RCC zone.
Second:
Council Member Bunker seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Ted Everett commented the timing is right for developing the area into something that is more meaningful for the neighborhood.

Council Member Orton left at 5:30.

City Attorney Guzman and City Manager Esplin left the meeting at 5:30 pm.

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate a preschool for up to 20 children at 2402 East 150 South

Mayor McArthur indicated that with only three council members present the decision to approve has to be unanimous. He asked the applicant if they wanted to proceed.

An unnamed person indicated she did.

Ray Snyder explained the ordinance language was changed to allow up to eight children without council approval. The applicant is requesting 20 children in 2.5 hour long sessions. He indicated the operation of a preschool requires a city license but not a state license. Only a portion of the basement will be used for the school. Applicants have indicated they will work with the neighborhood to mitigate drop off and pick up issues. The ratio of instructor to children is one instructor to ten students. The applicants want to operate the school on Tuesday and Thursday with an option of operating on Friday. He indicated staff has received seven letters of opposition. He summarized the comments of those who spoke in opposition at the Planning Commission meeting. The Planning Commission voted to approve the permit unanimously with six conditions as follows:

1)A final fire inspection would be required prior to operation.
2)The applicant shall comply with all Fire Department conditions; such as the posting of fire escape routes, smoke alarms etc.
3)The hours of operation shall not exceed seven hours a week.
4)A maximum of three days a week.
5)A maximum of 20 children is permitted.
6)A city business license will be obtained.
Council Member Bunker asked if there was any conversation regarding signage on the property.

Ray Snyder indicated staff has informed applicants signage is not allowed, the applicants don?t plan to have any signage.

Council Member Whatcott asked if there was any conversation of lowering the number of children to 12 or 15.

Ray Snyder indicated other than the limit of eight children not requiring council approval, there was no other discussion regarding reducing the amount of children.

Kristine Sewell stated she wouldn?t exceed the time put forth in application. She presented a letter written by her next door neighbor with signatures of those in support of the application. She explained she and the co-applicant are experienced teachers.

Mayor McArthur asked if they accept the Planning Commission stipulations.

Ms. Sewell replied definitely. There will be two of instructors at all times. She stated that if the school operates longer than two years, she would find a building for the school.

Council Member Whatcott asked Ms. Dove if she lives in Slick Rock.

Heidi Dove replied she lives a few blocks away.

Diane Elbontinie spoke in opposition of the preschool. She stated she does not want a business in their neighborhood.

City Attorney returned at 6:00 pm.

Ann Lee spoke in opposition to the pre-school. She expressed concern regarding the validity of the application, liability insurance, modifications to the house, tax and utility rates with respect to operating a business in the home, fire regulations and inspections, the operation being in violation of the home owner association CC&R?s, traffic, safety and property values.

The Mayor, council and City Attorney responded to each of the concerns.

Virginia Sumpton spoke in opposition of the pre-school and expressed concern about the additional traffic. She expressed concern regarding one bathroom for 20 children.

Council Member Whatcott asked about the hours of operation.

Ms. Sewell indicated the school will operate from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

An unnamed man spoke in opposition to the preschool and expressed concern regarding possibly setting a precedent of operating this commercial business resulting in other businesses in the neighborhood. He expressed concerned about it reducing the property value.

Ms. Becker spoke in opposition of preschool. She stated that there is no room for more cars on the street.

An unnamed man spoke in support of the pre-school.

There was discussion concerning the location of the two homes owned by Mrs. Lee.

Mrs. Lee indicated she bought lots 151 and lot 78 for her sons.

Kristine Sewell commented that the people the most impacted are the ones on both sides of her home and they signed the letter in support of the pre-school. She indicated that she would advise the parents that there would be no parking except in the driveway. One instructor could meet the child at the car and direct them to the home; the other instructor would be in the home managing the children already there. She indicated there are two bathrooms upstairs accessible to the children. She has taken into consideration liability insurance.

Mayor McArthur asked if the applicant considered lowering the number of children.

Kristine Sewell replied that they increased the number from eight to twenty because both of the applicants will be there, but they are flexible on the number of children.

Council Member Bunker commented she parked in the neighborhood on Tuesday morning to observe the traffic. She only noticed one car in the 20 minutes she was there. She commented 20 additional cars probably will impact the neighborhood. She also visited the home; the basement is ample for 20 students. She indicated the problem to her is the amount of cars on the street. She asked if there could be a compromise on the number of children, lowering it to 14. Including the children in the neighborhood that would attend and the applicant?s children, she estimated 10 other cars would come into the neighborhood. She also suggested making conditional use permit valid from September through December. If no valid complaints are received then the number of children could be increased and the length of the permit extended.

Council Member Allen commented she would not object to a pre-school in her neighborhood. She also stated that in all the years she?s been on the council she can only think of one instant of a home school having problems and that was with older children. She suggested the neighbors notify the city if the applicants don?t live up to the conditions then the permit will be pulled.

Motion:
Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve conditional use permit for 14 children from September to December 2005. If no valid complaints from neighbors are received by November 15, 2005 then the number of children can be increased to 20 starting in January 2006 and the school can operate for two years.

City Attorney Guzman commented complaints should be directed to the Community Development Department.

Second:
Council Member Allen seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

City Manager Esplin returned at 6:38 pm

Consider approval of a contract with Eden Software for upgrade to the utility billing software

Finance Director Peterson explained he has been working with Eden Systems to upgrade the software package. There has been a merger between Eden Systems and Incode so he is asking for an addendum with the contract to substitute Eden System?s name with Incode. The pricing will be the same.

Motion:
Council Member Allen made a motion to approve the contract with Eden Software to upgrade the utility billing software.
Second:
Council Member Bunker seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye motion carried.

Consider approval to call water bonds.

Finance Director Peterson indicated the remaining $890,000 of the bond issue is callable. Given the rates on the premium and interest earnings on investment he is recommending early pay off on bond which will save about $50,000.

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the call of the water bonds.
Second:
Council Member Allen seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye motion carried.

Consider approval of SCADA contract for reuse

Water Services Director Barnum explained this is a professional services agreement to provide design and install of a SCADA system for reuse pipeline. All the pumping stations will have to be monitored, controlled to avoid overflow and keep the system working smoothly. He recommended E&M Engineering be awarded the contract in the amount of $50,700. This company works with the Washington County Water Conservancy District (WCWCD). By using this company the system will be unified. There is a 25% to 30% cost savings because the development work was done for the WCWCD system, meaning it does not have to be done for the City?s system.

Motion:
Council Member Bunker made a motion to approve the SCADA contract for reuse with E&M Engineering.
Second:
Council Member Whatcott seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye motion carried.

Consider approval on an ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to AP on one acre located on the south side of Foremaster Drive and west of 1450 East Circle

City Manager Esplin explained the applicant would like to table this item for two weeks.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held March 31, 2005

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the minutes of March 31, 2005 as presented.
Second:
Council Member Allen seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held April 7, 2005

Motion:
Council Member Whatcott made a motion to approve the minutes of April 7, 2005 as presented.
Second:
Council Member Allen seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried

Adjourn to executive session

Motion:
Council Member Bunker made a motion to adjourn the regular session and convene an executive session to discuss potential litigation.
Second:
Council Member Whactcott seconded the motion.
Vote:
Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows:
Council Member Allen: aye
Council Member Bunker: aye
Council Member Whatcott: aye
Motion carried

ADJOURN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND RECONVENE THE REGULAR MEETING:

Motion:
A motion to adjourn executive session and reconvene the regular meting was made by Council Member Whatcott.
Second:
The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
Vote:
Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

City Manger Esplin updated the council on the repair status of streets damaged in the January 2005 flood. He has requested $300,000 from the State for Dixie Drive, the total cost of the repair will be approximately $450,000 from the Tonaquint Bridge to Lily Plant World. The cost to repair from Tonaquint Bridge to Bloomington is about $650,000. Cost to for work on Snow Canyon Parkway will be about $300,000. This work will be done to allow developers on either side to tie to the road and install the median. In the next fiscal year budget there is a request of one million dollars to overlay the entire road.

The group discussed Snow Canyon Parkway; the road has failed from the trucks going across the road.

The group discussed over loaded trucks. The group discussed calling a meeting with developers working in the area.

Mayor McArthur indicated the residents on Rio Virgin have raised concerns about dust. He suggested giving citizens a time line of how long the dust and problems with road damage will continue.

The group discussed putting a per axle weight limit on trucks.

City Attorney Guzman indicated the City can only impose limits within those set by the state.

City Manager Esplin updated the council on a meeting he had with developer Steve Sheffield regarding his concerns with work not being done near his development to protect it from flooding. He indicated some of the trail is being lost to the rising river near River Road Bridge.

The group discussed the traffic on the Bloomington roundabout.

Council Member Allen indicated the Dixie Care and Share is looking a property off of Middleton Drive. They conducted a survey and found that most of the people using their services come from the inner city area. She distributed proposals of what would be done if the facility remains in the same location.

Council Member Allen asked if something permanent will be done at the Springs River project.

City Manager Esplin explained if the NRSC gives $55 ? $60 million permanent work can be done including rip/rap past the ponds, possibly to Washington City limits.

Council Member Allen commented regarding the Southgate rock walls. It was brought up during the Planning Commission meeting that rock walls are as high as 12 feet tall creating sight distance problems and breaking ordinances on walls heights.

City Manger Esplin said he would direct staff to investigate the situation.

Council Member Allen discussed the need for the Musical Theater to have handicapped parking.

The group discussed a lease for the Musical Theater and improvements for the building.

The group discussed giving the theater a letter specifying that if a certain amount of money is raised in a certain amount of time an extended lease will be approved.

Mayor McArthur asked for an update on the St. George Boulevard construction project.

Marc Mortensen indicated bids will be opened next week; construction should begin mid June 2005.

City Manger Esplin indicated he met with the architect working the The Plaza project. The architect proposed to build a parking structure that comes in from 200 West including an underground structure with the top parking entering Tabernacle from the south. Looking north the view would be open. The structure would have 300 parking stalls at a cost of about $1.5 million. This proposal would also free up space for a 60,000 square foot office or retail building. The new court house will be right across from the structure.
The council liked the concept of the parking structure.

Council Member Bunker brought up the freeway sound concerns in Bloomington.

Marc Mortensen indicated Canyon Media wants to do a concert at the Sunbowl July 1 and is asking the City to provide security and gather up trash at the end of the night. He asked if the City would sponsor the event and waive the fee for the use of the Sunbowl.

Mayor McArthur indicated if the facility was cleaned after the event it would be OK.

The council felt the City should be involved in the event.

Adjourn:

Motion:
Council Member Bunker made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Second:
Council Member Whactcott seconded the motion.
Vote:
All voted aye, motion carried.

Minutes Recorded by:



Ren? Fleming Deputy City Recorder