City Council Minutes

Thursday, October 20,2005



REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 20, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Bob Whatcott
Council Member Larry Gardner
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Gail Bunker
City Manager Gary Esplin
Deputy City Attorney Ron Read
City Recorder Gay Cragun

EXCUSED:
Council Member Rod Orton

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 Gary Esplin.

PROCLAMATION:
Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the City. Lynda Whitlock, on behalf of the Dove Center, accepted the proclamation, and advised that the Dove Center last year provided 21,000 meals, served 691 individuals, and provided Christmas for 220 children. She introduced Carol Call, Victim?s Advocate.

PROCLAMATION:
Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming the week of October 17-21 as National Business Women?s Week in the City. Jeannie Wall, President of the St. George Business and Professional Women (BPW), introduced Kelly Charlton, Tiffany LaJoyce, and Linda Baker, also affiliated with BPW.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for Itron radio meters.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen recommended purchase of 150 meters from the manufacturer?s representative, Riter Engineering, in the amount of $41,100.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Riter Engineering in the amount of $41,100.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for batteries for all City facilities.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen presented the bids received from A-1 Battery, Parts Plus, Interstate Battery and Dixie Battery for batteries for all City facilities and vehicles. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, A-1 Battery, in an amount not to exceed $39,176 for the year.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to the low bidder, A-1 Battery, in an amount not to exceed $39,176 for the year.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for police uniforms.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen presented the bids received from Farm Police, Uniform Center, and Grey Ham Enterprises. She recommended award of the bid to the two local vendors, Uniform Center and Grey Ham Enterprises, in the amount of $60,000 for the year. Staff will be instructed to use the lowest bidder first.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to award the bid to Uniform Center and Grey Ham Enterprises in the amount of $60,000 for the year.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for asphalt, concrete, sand and gravel.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen presented the bids received from Western Rock, Bryce Christensen, and So. Utah Asphalt. She recommended that contracts be established with all three vendors in order to obtain all the items needed in the amount of $75,000 each.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Western Rock, Bryce Christensen, and So. Utah Asphalt in the amount of $75,000 each.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.

Purchasing Agent Sue Swensen advised that last year the City spent $75,000 for these items.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that requisitions for these materials will be monitored by the Purchasing Director to make sure the City does not spend more than $75,000 total this year.

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

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for signal design.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen advised that staff recommends approval of a contract with Project Engineering Consultants for design of traffic signals at Red Hills Parkway and 1000 East, River Road and 900 South, Dixie Drive and 600 West, and River Road and 1450 South, in the amount of $54,000 for design of the signals.

City Engineer Dave Demas explained the warrant process for a traffic signal includes engineering studies and national standards are followed for their installation.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Project Engineering Consultants in the amount of $54,000 for design of the four signals.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for seven vehicles for the Parks Department.

Purchasing Director Sue Swensen advised that bids were received from Stanger Toyota, Stephen Wade, and Butterfield Ford. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Butterfield Ford, in the amount of $95,230 under the state contract.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the vehicles are for replacement of old vehicles, as well as for new employees.

Council Member Gardner inquired if used vehicles would work just as well.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that an analysis has been done, and in the long run it is more cost effective to purchase new vehicles.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Butterfield Ford in the amount of $95,230 under the state contract.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

ORDINANCE:
Consider approval of a net metering ordinance.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the last City Council meeting a net metering policy was adopted. Adoption of the ordinance will officially set the net metering program in place.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the ordinance.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Gardner - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution adopting fees for studies required under the net metering policy.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that fees are necessary to cover the cost of studies to be performed by City staff before a net metering customer can be connected to the City system. The fee for an impact study is $65.00 per hour, and the fee to evaluate the proposed interconnection is $65.00 per hour.

Conservation Coordinator Ren? Fleming explained that the $65.00 per hour fee was consistent with the City?s other billing policies. City staff has been working with a local electrical contractor who has experience with solar energy. Sheldon Johnson has installed a 3 kW system on his home and it is functioning well.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the resolution.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Gardner - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution appointing election judges for the 2005 municipal general election.

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a few new election judges have been added to the list previously adopted for the primary election.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner 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 Gardner - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a utility and drainage easement along the easterly lines of Lots 16, 17 and 18 in the Millcreek Industrial Park.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the property owners request an abandonment of easements in order to revise their lots. Staff has reviewed the request and finds that other easements being given to the City will be adequate, and recommend approval.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the resolution.
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 Gardner - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT:
Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license for the new Ruby River Steakhouse. Steve F. Lowe, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the application was in order and staff recommends approval.

An unidentified gentleman in the audience advised that the Ruby River Steakhouse would be opening mid-November.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the beer license and local consent for a restaurant liquor license.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT:
Consider approval of a special event permit for a public party at Entrada. Outland Productions, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the security plan had been reviewed by both the police and fire departments.

Chad Hardy, applicant, explained that is also the producer of the Downtown Thursday Night events and is a professional party planner. He is planning a party at Entrada called the Ultra Lounge, with ticketing done through Smithtix. No tickets will be sold at the door. Parking, insurance and security issues have all been worked out. There will be a cash bar, but Entrada will be in charge of that. All music will be inside the facility.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if attendees would have to purchase a membership to Entrada in order to attend.

Mr. Hardy replied that no, Entrada is simply renting space to him, while providing the food and cash bar. He reiterated that all music would be held indoors.

Council Member Bunker expressed concern that neighbors may be bothered by the noise.

Mr. Hardy replied that Entrada holds special events all the time, and he will make sure that anything noisy will remain indoors.

Council Member Bunker expressed concern with lighting.

Mr. Hardy replied that outside lighting would be dim through use of string lights and tiki torches. His target audience is mid to late 20's.

Council Member Gardner advised he was assured by Mr. Hardy that the event would not turn into a rave party.

Mr. Hardy replied that all ID will be checked at the door.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the special event permit.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.

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

SIGN VARIANCE:
Consider approval of a sign variance for a 20' pole sign at Basila?s Caf? located at 1013 East on 700 South Street. Mike Hamlin for Rainbow Signs, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff has denied the applicant?s request for a pole sign because 700 South is not a street designated for pole signs. None of the stores or office buildings located in this area have pole signs, and staff does not want to set a precedent. The applicants are appealing staff?s decision.

Steve Davis, representing Rainbow Signs, advised that the applicants propose a 20' pole sign because a pole sign was located there in the past. The reason it is needed is because the parking lines right up in front of the sign location and any sign needs to be taller than 10' in order to be seen. The sign proposed is only 50 sq. ft. and is not too big or intrusive.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is concerned about being consistent.

Council Member Whatcott commented he had a hard time with the proposed 20' pole sign. He inquired if there were a way to make the sign look like a monument sign and bring it down five to seven feet in height. He commented he struggled approving a pole sign on a street that now did not have any.

A brief discussion took place with regard to the width of the pedestal base and pole.

Council Member Allen suggested the sign be brought down to a height of 12'.

Mr. Davis replied that he could work up some drawings for Council review.

Council Member Gardner suggested that staff review the drawings.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the sign up to a height of 12'.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

Mr. Davis was advised that the pole sign must have cladding and landscaping to make it attractive.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Escalera Estates located at 1900 East and Middleton Drive in a RE-12.5 zone. Peter Blake, applicant.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the plat consists of six lots, all approximately one-half acre. There are noxious weeds located on the land which the County Agent has asked the owner to remove. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

Julie Blake, applicant, advised that she was aware of the weeds and the Fire Department had burned them. She will continue to take care of them.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an amendment to a UAMPS Joint Operating and Cooperation agreement.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that UAMPS is looking into building another phase of the IPP project, and if the participants not currently represented want to have some kind of representation. This amendment would allow non-equity members to have a voice in the project and representation on the board for that specific project but would only be able to vote on the project they have ownership in. Staff recommends approval.

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

AIRPORT GROUND LEASE:
Consider approval of an airport ground lease to John C. Hunter.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that John Hunter would like to take over hangar space from Steve Roundy and extend the lease to five years. The Airport Board recommends approval.

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



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Airport Manager Mike LaPier reported on the public hearing for the new airport held last evening at the Dixie Center.

AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an amendment to the EIS Consulting Agreement with Landrum & Brown.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City?s cost would be $29,000, with the balance being paid by the FAA.

Airport Manager Mike LaPier advised that much of the amendment is for printing of the draft EIS. One more round of printing will be needed for the final document.

City Manager Gary Esplin encouraged anyone interested to send in comments on the EIS.

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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a professional services contract with Kenyon Consulting to act as agent to purchase land and air easements for the replacement airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has previously had an agreement with Kenyon Consulting to help purchase easements for the new airport. Staff recommends hiring them again to help purchase land for the airport.

Airport Manager Mike LaPier commented that Kenyon Consulting will assist the City in purchasing seven parcels of land for the new airport.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the contract.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for November 17, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) a zone change from R-2 and C-3 to PD Residential on 32.89 acres located southeast of the Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive intersection, and (2) a zone change from R-1-10 and R-3 to R-1-8 on 24.66 acres located south of Foremaster Ridge between the new portion of Riverside Drive and the Virgin River at 2000 East Riverside Drive.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to schedule the public hearings as recommended by the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

FINAL PLATS:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended approval of the final plats for (1) a portion of 3000 East Street between 2450 South and Seegmiller Road, and (2) Bridle Gate Estates Phase 1.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the final plats.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

Mr. Nicholson inquired if the City Council wanted to review the issue of car lots in residential areas. It was the consensus of the City Council to schedule this matter for a discussion.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a car sales lot and ATV rental operation located at the northeast corner of the intersection of 700 South and 1100 East. W.D. Auto, LLC, applicant.

Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

1. Pave and stripe for a minimum of nine (9) parking spaces per plan.
2. Submit a site plan review application to engineering to ensure requirements are met through the plan check process.
3. The full 2,500 sq. ft. building may not be used as a retail business unless a total of ten (10) parking spaces are provided.
4. Landscaping to be installed per plan submitted October 4, 2005 and replace dead ash trees along 1100 East.
5. Lighting not to exceed the footcandles indicated on the photometric plan submitted on October 4, 2005.
6. A minimum 19.22' drive aisle on the east side of the building shall be maintained for access to the rear of the property at all times.
7. Signage shall be under separate agreement.
8. A maximum number of 21 items displayed either for sale or rental, which includes automobiles, ATV recreational vehicles, and scooters and meet parking standards (no display vehicles to be parked in designated employee, employer, or customer parking spaces).
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9. No parking in the landscape.
10. Comply with the landscape plan provided.

Rick Rosenberg, representing the applicant, explained that the block wall will remain in place to protect the landscaping strip behind the wall and to preserve the trees. He stated the applicant would like to be able to display ATVs and scooters which do not take up as much space as a vehicle. In fact, 12 scooters could be placed in one parking space.

Council Member Gardner suggested that rather than limiting the number of display vehicles, the applicant be allowed to display an appropriate number of vehicles.

Mr. Rosenberg advised that the applicant would not be selling travel trailers or motorhomes. There is also additional parking on 1100 East.

Council Member Bunker inquired if an entrance off 1100 East had been considered.

Mr. Rosenberg replied that an access off 1100 East would require removal of trees, landscape strip, and wall. The applicant would like to keep the existing circular driveway in front of the building as an access point.

MOTION: A motion to approve the request subject to site usage dictated by the layout of parking, rather than by counting the number of ATVs or vehicles was made by Council Member Gardner.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.

Mayor McArthur inquired if the subject of cross easements with the property next door had been discussed in the Planning Commission meeting.

Mr. Snyder replied that the subject did not come up.

Council Member Whatcott commented that a cross access easement would eliminate display area for the property next door.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired whether the motion for approval included the stipulations recommended by the Planning Commission.

Council Member Gardner replied that the stipulations were included in the motion.

Council Member Whatcott commented that not limiting the number of display vehicles, but rather to allow the applicant to display as many as he could pack into 21 parking stalls, would not be fair to the auto dealer next door who did everything he was supposed to do, including landscaping. He commented he felt there needed to be a limit on the number of display vehicles, or parking should be eliminated on 1100 East.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City would not want to eliminate parking on 1100 East as it is used for the adjacent park.

Mr. Snyder clarified that the applicant would like to use the property for car sales, rentals, and retail.

Mr. Rosenberg advised that the retail would include sales of wheels, trim, rims, and catalog sales.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that if the retail portion of the business was successful, there would be no parking for those customers who come to look at the cars. He expressed concern that there would be too many uses on a small piece of property. However, the conditional use permit can be revoked if the plan does not work.

Deputy City Attorney Ron Read suggested that the number of display vehicles allowed be clarified, such as defining two ATVs as one vehicle for purposes of display parking. The parking requirements cannot be left open-ended, as this would violate the City?s ordinance.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the conditional use permit, defining three scooters and two ATVs as being equal to one car for purposes of display parking.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to expand the existing car sales lot at the southwest corner of St. George Blvd. and 700 East. Skyler Lawrence for Merv Cox, applicant.

Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held October 11, 2005, recommended approval of the conditional use permit subject to the following conditions:

1. Meet parking standards and not to exceed 21 displayed vehicles or items.
2. Signage is a separate agreement and subject to the sign ordinance.
3. Photometric plan not to exceed a maximum of 42 footcandles (light intensity).
4. Paint and stripe the parking spaces.
5. No parking in the landscape areas.
6. Plant a minimum of at least six southern oak trees on the south side of the new building in the planter strip.
7. Office space limited to 1,470 sq. ft.
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8. No display vehicles to be parked in designated employee or employer or customer parking spaces.
9. Provide parking bumpers on the parking lot to protect street trees.

Mr. Snyder explained that the applicant will tear down the existing building and build a new one to City standards. The Planning Commission recommended approval of a the reduced setback. The applicant proposes four uses for the new building: used car sales office, travel agency, accounting office and two hotel units.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if there had been discussion at the Planning Commission meeting on the units being operated as an apartment rather than a motel.

Mr. Snyder replied that this was not discussed at the Planning Commission meeting.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the parking requirements for a motel vs. apartment are different.

Mr. Snyder replied that the site had adequate parking for all uses.

Council Member Whatcott inquired if there was a wall or just a curbing strip between the motel and car lot.

Eric McFadden, representing Rosenberg Association, replied that a 3' retaining wall was planned.

Council Member Whatcott commented he felt it was odd that motel units were being attached to an auto dealership, and suggested that a wall be built separating the two.

Mr. Snyder replied that the new building will not have upstairs apartments.

City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the applicant can use the new units as motel units, but they could not be rented out as apartment units.

Deputy City Attorney Ron Read clarified that the project was presented to the Planning Commission as one parcel with several different uses. A shared parking agreement would be needed if the parcels were separated.

Ray Snyder commented that the applicant would not be opposed to building a retaining wall all the way down to separate the uses.

Eric McFadden commented that a 5'-6' wall could be built.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission, as well as building a wall for separation as discussed.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Gardner - aye
Council Member Orton - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Bunker - no

The motion carried.

CAPITAL FACILITIES PLAN FOR POOLING:
Consider approval of a capital facilities plan for pooling.

This item was tabled.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held September 29, 2005.

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

Consider approval of the minutes of the special City Council meeting held October 11, 2005.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel issues.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:



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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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

MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the Development Services Department will be established effective November 1. The IT division will be moving from the building, possibly to the Leisure Services building, to make room for the new Development Services Department downstairs.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that with regard to affordable housing, the way to accomplish this is to look at densities. He met with a developer on this issue.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that SITLA sold the South Block property to Ivory Homes who will develop it. They will incorporate some ?affordable? housing at $250,000 per unit.

Council Member Whatcott reported that the road by Rex McAllister?s home has deteriorated and needed to be checked.

The need for a block wall to divide the Temple View RV Park, a commercial use, from nearby residences was discussed, as well as the storage of RVs in this area.

A brief discussion was held on Jason Vowles? plans to locate a youth home in the Nautilus building.

A brief discussion was held on placing ?no parking? signs in the Bloomington area by Walmart to help with increased big rig traffic and parking problems.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he sent a letter to UDOT requesting a noise study for a possible sound wall along the I-15 freeway in the Bloomington area.

Council Member Whatcott suggested that a traffic study be done to look at where the City would like to create future arterial roadways. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Horrocks Engineering had been retained to complete such a study.

City Manager Gary Esplin reminded the Mayor and City council about a meeting next Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the Lions Club in the board room of Village Bank to discuss the Sun Bowl. A meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 4:00 to discuss the Southern Corridor, and then another meeting has been scheduled at 6:00 p.m. to discuss tax changes being proposed by the legislature.

City Manager Gary Esplin reported that city engineers were working on a plan for crosswalks and medians on Mall Drive.

Mayor McArthur reported that he recently met with Susannah Jones whose home sustained damage in the flood. She is requesting additional monetary assistance.

Council Member Allen advised that she was contacted by someone who felt the homes in the area of 2450 South and 2250 who have not yet improved their frontage should do so now.

Council Member Allen commented she was contacted by residents of the Desert Sands development who were unhappy because the developers promised to install a pool, but built homes on the site instead. She advised she was also contacted by residents of Paradise Canyon who would like to add height to their retaining walls along Snow Canyon Parkway to act as a sound barrier.

Council Member Bunker advised that L?Deane Trueblood would like to use the vacant building on St. George Blvd. owned by the City to build art pieces. It was the consensus of the City Council to allow her to use the building.

A brief discussion was held on the Downtown Thursday Night events and problems that have resulted. More police will be present for the event. It was the consensus of the City Council to discontinue the Downtown Thursday Night events during the holidays, and a new permit will be needed thereafter.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that three large metal Christmas trees with LED lights have been ordered for the roundabouts on Main Street. It was the consensus of the City Council to increase the size of the trees to 22' from 18'.

The meeting then adjourned.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder