City Council Minutes

Thursday, August 25,2005



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
WORK MEETING
AUGUST 25, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Larry Gardner
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Bob Whatcott
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
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 Larry Bulloch and the invocation was offered by Darrell Regensberg.

PRESENTATION REGARDING REDEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING AIRPORT:
Public Works Director Larry Bulloch introduced the City?s new Airport Manager, Mike LaPier. He then introduced Mark Leese of URS Corporation and Anne Ricker of Leland Consulting Group who are working on the redevelopment plan for the existing airport. Ms. Ricker and Mr. Leese made a power point presentation on redevelopment of the existing airport, reviewing project objectives, major work elements, background, site analysis summary, demographic trends, economic trends, lifestyle segmentation, market conditions, residential demands, office demands, retail demands, smart growth, development economic analysis, City contribution, public sector role, and redevelopment strategy options.

Mr. Bulloch advised that the City just received an appraisal of the existing airport property at $35 million, including the present infrastructure.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that it would be to the long term benefit of the City to develop the existing airport property separately, and that values would be greater in 2011.

DISCUSSION RE WATER LINES IN P.U.D.S:
Water Services Director Barry Barnum presented the results of a customer satisfaction survey.

He explained that he was approached by the A.O.P.C. who requested that the City maintain water lines in their private streets and lateral lines to where the meters would have been located at the curb. He proposed that the City try to maintain these lines in qualified PUDs subject to a memo of understanding with them.


City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a major problem may result if residents outside the PUD want to hook to these lines.

Mr. Barnum suggested a trial period of three years during which time the City would monitor costs associated with maintenance of the lines, and if it is found that the costs are not greater than in a typical area outside of a PUD, then the City would assume responsibility. During this three year trial period any maintenance costs would be shared 50/50 between the City and the PUD. They also requested that the City maintain any pressure reducing valves. The City does not maintain PRVs, and this cost will remain with the PUD. The City also will not be held liable for any damage caused by blue staking. Additionally, if damage is caused to any area outside of the PUD in connection with maintenance of the lines, the PUD will participate in paying for that damage.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman suggested that a condition be added to the agreement that the City will repair the private road as a result of water line maintenance to the standard the City thinks is acceptable.

Mr. Barnum requested that this agreement be scheduled on the City Council agenda for September 22.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to adjourn to an executive session to discuss two property issues and potential litigation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:
Council Member Gardner - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned upon the conclusion of the executive session.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder