City Council Minutes

Thursday, November 10,2005



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
SPECIAL MEETING
NOVEMBER 10, 2005, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM

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

EXCUSED:
Council Member Larry Gardner

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all present. The pledge of allegiance was led by Council Member Orton and the invocation was offered by Mayor McArthur.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution authorizing a rebate program for ultra low flow toilet replacement.

Conservation Coordinator Rene Fleming requested matching funding to apply for a grant from the Bureau of Reclamation for a low flow toilet program and to increase the ?Slow the Flow? landscape audit program by expanding it to homeowners associations and larger commercial irrigators. The City is applying for a grant in the amount of $25,000, and the Washington County Water Conservancy District will contribute $25,000 to the program. This funding will cover 460 toilets at $100 a toilet. The program is for replacement of older toilets only, and not new construction.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

DISCUSSION ON SIGN ORDINANCE:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson distributed a handout (attached hereto) and introduced members of the Sign Review Board who were present. He reviewed the proposed changes to the Sign Ordinance. After discussion, it was agreed that the bottom of a monument sign could be 75% of the width of the sign, instead of 50% as recommended. The ordinance will be scheduled for the December 1 agenda.

Ray Draper requested permission to install a sign for KONY Coins for Kids on the Smith?s corner for 30 days. The sign will not be illuminated.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve placement of the sign as requested.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

PRESENTATION ON TAMARISK REMOVAL PROGRAM:
The meeting adjourned to the City Council Chambers.

A power point presentation was made by Greg Abbott of the USDA on the Diorhabda Elongata, otherwise known as the salt cedar beetle, and the benefits of using the beetle to control tamarisk. It was the consensus of the City Council to approve a trial use of the salt cedar beetle on City-owned property.

St. George City Council Minutes
November 10, 2005
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ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn was made by Council Member Bunker.
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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Gay Cragun, City Recorde