City Council Minutes

Thursday, January 5,2006



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 5, 2006, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Bob Whatcott
Council Member Larry Gardner
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 Council Member Whatcott, and the invocation was offered by Trello Prince.

Vonda Larson, Chair of the 13th Annual Heritage Week celebration, advised that this year is the 144th birthday of St. George. She then reviewed the various Heritage Week activities, and invited the Mayor and Council to attend.

TABLE ITEM:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that item 6I to consider approval of a water treatment facilities agreement with the Washington County Water Conservancy District was tabled from the agenda.

AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for two backhoe loaders for the Water Treatment and Irrigation Divisions.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the current budget contains funds for two backhoe loaders. The loader for the Water Treatment Division will be purchased by the Washington County Water Conservancy when it takes over operation of the plant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Scott Machinery in the amount of $155,756.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Whatcott.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for a low-boy trailer for the Wastewater Collection Division.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that funds for this item are contained in the current budget.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Terex in the amount of $27,400.
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 a drum chipper for the reuse facility.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that purchase of this item will allow City staff to chip the yard waste at the Reuse Center to a finer quality. The chips will then be able to be used for City landscaping projects thereby reducing the amount that has to be hauled to the landfill.


Fleet Manager Courtney Stephens explained that the chipper will handle all the green waste.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to award the bid to Altec Industries in the amount of $33,633.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a trail easement along 1600 South west of Dixie Drive. Kent Garrett, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that originally staff thought a trail was needed by the Tonaquint Business Center, but has since determined that this trail is not needed.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS:
Mayor McArthur advised he would like to table this item until the next City Council meeting.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit for various improvements at the Kokomo Golf Course (formerly the Twin Lakes Golf Course) located on Red Hills Parkway.

Assistant Planner Ray Snyder explained that the project was previously called Twin Lakes. The applicants propose installing 10' high netting along Red Hills Parkway. One sign has been removed at the City?s request. Two story climate-controlled tee boxes are planned. The applicant proposes to install a netting shoot outside of the tee boxes to prevent golf balls from leaving the driving range. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to the following conditions:

1. The club house, maintenance building and T-box shall all be in the OS zone.
2. All outdoor lighting shall be dark sky lighting type.
3. Lighting levels shall not exceed a maximum of 30 FC. Lights will have eyebrows to control light spillage. No light shall occur at the horizon of each fixture.
4. Light poles shall only be permitted on the south side of the driving range. Residents to the north will not have a direct view of the lamps.
5. The T box building tees shall be safety netted to 50' above their floor elevations or to an equivalent height as demonstrated to the satisfaction of the City Council by the applicant and golf course designer demonstration that mitigation of any errant golf balls will not travel beyond the safety netting.
6. T box tunnels may be an acceptable form of mitigating errant golf balls.
7. The height of poles and netting in relationship to Red Hills Parkway and the freeway shall not exceed 10' max.
8. The applicant shall submit a revised recommendation letter from the golf course designer to replace the April 26, 2005 letter from Dye Golf Course Designs.
9. The relationship of the poles and netting placement to the electrical power poles shall be approved by the City?s electric department.
10. Street trees are required and their locations shall be approved by the Parks Department. The Parks Department may determine that a landscape plan depicting clustering of trees is acceptable for this site. The applicant must resolve to the satisfaction of the Power and Parks Departments the street tree locations.
11. UDOT requirements shall be met.
12. All signage shall comply with the City sign ordinance. Existing non-conforming signage shall be removed.
13. A total of 138 parking spaces shall be provided per the approved site plan with accompanying data box calculations.

Mayor McArthur expressed concern about golf balls leaving the driving range.

Council Member Whatcott commented that golfers may not want to use the tee boxes if their shots can?t be elevated.

Ryan Christensen replied that he was involved in the development of the driving range portion of the project, and initially planned on putting a 50' barrier at the base of the hill and along the side. Instead he decided to make use of the natural slope barrier and negotiated a 10' height of netting across the top with the electric department staff. He stated he would comply with recommendation of the City with regard to placement of trees. He explained that the netting would be on the golf course side of the power poles, 6' from the sidewalk edge. Netting from the tee boxes providing a gun barrell effect will stop errant golf balls, and the possibility of a golf ball hitting a car is pretty remote and an acceptable risk. A liability insurance policy of a couple of million dollars will be secured. Hoods on the lighting will protect nearby residence from light spillage, and no light from the fixtures will be projected above the horizon.

Council Member Gardner commented the applicant should be sure the enclosed tee boxes work before they are built because if they did not and golf balls left the driving range, the conditional use permit would be revoked.

Mr. Christensen replied that he will build a model to scale and experiment with how far out the netting needed to be in order to keep the balls on the driving range.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented it was critical that any approval be made subject to the satisfaction of the City with the tunnel effect, as it would only take one ball hitting a speeding car to create a tremendous liability. If this were to happen, the applicant would not be able to continue use of the driving range, so the issue must be resolved up front.

Mr. Christensen explained that the tunnel net is made of clear polypropylene and is almost invisible in order to prevent a claustrophobic effect.

Council Member Allen inquired about the proposed green roof and suggested that the color of the roof be changed to red to blend in with the hillside.

Mr. Christensen replied that he would address the issue.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the conditional use permit subject to the tunnel netting being tested by City Manager Gary Esplin who is an experienced golfer, and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission.

Mr. Christensen stated that only a single story model would be built.
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SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a tree plan will be brought back for staff review to make sure it meets the Shade Tree Ordinance.

Mayor McArthur reminded Mr. Christensen that the conditional use permit would be revoked if errant golf balls went over the safety netting onto Red Hills Parkway.

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

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to R-1-10 on 10.81 acres located at 2350 East 2000 South. Dan Steurer, applicant.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property was bordered by A-1 and R-1-10 properties. The requested zoning conforms with the General Plan. The main issue at the Planning Commission meeting was the A-1 zoning to the south where there are large animal rights and a potential conflict and possibility of complaints. Another issue discussed was the logical extension of 2000 South to make a through-street. The Planning Commission recommended approval. Hillside issues will have to be addressed with the plat.

Kelly Schmutz, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, advised that the extension of 2000 South would not allow the southerly lots to be larger than R-1-10. The applicant has been in touch with some of the neighbors and is willing to work with them.

Mayor McArthur commented that the applicant would be required to put a notice on the plat that the proposed project is located next to properties with animal rights. He then opened the public hearing.

Mike Hamlin, a resident of Wildflower Subdivsion, expressed concern about having roads on three sides of his property and about the speed of vehicles on 2350 East Street. He stated that all residents of Wildflower had horses and want to preserve those rights. He requested that the deeds to property within the proposed subdivision notify the owners that the adjoining Wildflower Subdivision has large animal rights. He stated he would love to see a culdesac on 2350 East with half acre lots, and suggested moving the road up to make the lower lots less shallow and more compatible with the A-1 zone.

Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City were not going to connect 2000 East with 2350 East, should the proposed subdivision have animal compatible lots.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson replied that not enough design work had been done to know if the road could be connected or not.

Mr. Hamlin commented that the neighbors don?t have a lot of concern with the zoning, other than the potential for conflict if the notice concerning animal rights is not written into the deeds. The new subdivision owners will be living closer to the large animals than the owners of the animals.

Gina Hamlin advised that she spoke with her neighbors prior to attending this meeting, and their concern is also the conflict with large animals. She suggested construction of a block wall separating the two projects to protect small children from coming into contact with the large animals.

Dan Steurer, applicant, advised that he was willing to construct a block wall between the projects.

Council Member Whatcott commented that if the City did not yet know whether 2000 South could be connected to 2350 East, it might be premature to change the zone of the property.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant could not proceed to the preliminary plat stage without the zone change.

Council Member Whatcott commented that while he was not opposed to the plan, it would be easier to design the project if it was determined whether or not the road would be connected.

Kelly Schmutz advised that it was his understanding that 2350 East would be turned into a culdesac. The applicant?s plan is to culdesac 2000 South into his project and is not suggesting connectivity of 2000 South.

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

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change by ordinance subject to the construction of a block wall between the proposed project and the Wildflower Subdivision and placement of a note on the plat notifying purchasers of property within the subdivision that they will be locating adjacent to large animal lots.
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 Allen - aye
Council Member Whatcott - aye


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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-3 and RE-37.5 to OS on 7.4 acres, and from C-3 to R-3 on 1.95 acres to clean up the zoning in the Twin Lakes Resort Subdivision and golf course area located at Red Hills Parkway and Twin Lakes Road. Jim Haslem, applicant.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the net result of this zone change will be a lot more open space and cleaning up of the zoning map. The Planning Commission and staff recommend approval.

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

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for a four lot single family subdivision in an R-1-10 zone at 2620 East 1450 South Street. Arturo Del Toro, applicant.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the subject property is located by Stone Cove and Stone Cliff Subdivisions. The request is straightforward and the applicant?s intent is to build a culdesac and on the plat note that each site requires its own grading and drainage plan. The Planning Commission recommended approval.

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

Associate Planner Mark Bradley clarified that there would be no driveways or access onto 1450 South. A wall along 1450 South is not required.

Council Member Whatcott inquired as to the landscaping requirements along 1450 South and if a sidewalk would have to be installed. He expressed concern that the property is longer than a football field, yet no improvements were being required.

Mr. Nicholson commented that the four lots are all corner lots and hopefully the owners would landscape their lots to the sidewalk.

Mr. Bradley advised that 1450 South is an 80' right-of-way and street trees are required.

Council Member Whatcott inquired if the City was prepared to allow a section of 1450 to be unsightly.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Gardner to approve the zone change.

The motion died for lack of a second.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the zone change subject to placement of street trees and making sure the homes present well to the street and in a uniform manner. If one owner installs a wall, the other must also.

Mr. Nicholson commented that if one homeowner constructs a fence, the other should too because the property is on an 80' road.

Arturo Del Toro, applicant, commented that a wall was desired to protect children, but he would do this with his own CC&Rs. As far as landscaping, he would do something that fits within the scheme of the area, similar to the project across the street. Small trees are desired, however, because of the view.

Mr. Nicholson advised that a 10' landscape strip was also required.

Council Member Bunker inquired if the plan was to have the homes face the culdesac.

Mr. Del Toro replied that placement of the homes would be up to the owners. He stated he would rather have a 4' landscape strip, as a 10' landscape strip and 4' sidewalk would be too limiting to the property.

Council Member Whatcott commented that the project across the street did not have a 10' landscape strip.


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Mr. Bradley replied that the project across the street was constructed prior to the ordinance change requiring a 10' strip. He stated that 10' is needed for utility easement access.

MOTION: Council Member Allen restated her motion to approve the preliminary plat subject to matching frontages along 1450 Street - either both lots have to have fences, or neither one shall have a fence.

Mr. Del Toro requested permission to install a smaller landscape strip.

Mayor McArthur replied that the landscape strip had to meet the ordinance.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.

An unidentified man commented that if a wall is built, it would have to be set back for sight distance.

Mayor McArthur commented that both properties had to have a wall, or neither one could have a wall.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City Council could require the wall as part of the subdivision with landscaping in front maintained by CC&Rs.

The unidentified man commented that the owner of the lot would be better able to maintain the landscaping. The intent is to have R-1-10 zoning.

SUBSTITUTE MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the preliminary plat subject to a 10' landscape strip next to the sidewalk, with the construction of a wall at the discretion of the property owner or developer, but if a wall is built, then the landscaping on the outside of the wall must be maintained. If a wall is built on one lot, a matching wall must be built on the other lot fronting 1450 South. Both lot frontages along 1450 South must match.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Gardner.

The unidentified man inquired if the wall and landscaping had to be built now, or when the homes were built.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that some sort of requirement will have to be included on the plat for enforcement of the matching lot frontages.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The motion carried.

The applicant was advised that the landscaping and trees had to be installed when the houses are built.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of a preliminary plat for a six lot family subdivision in an R-1-10 zone located off Indian Hills Drive between Shadow Creek Subdivision and Southwood Meadows Subdivision. Roger Nelson, applicant.

Associate Planner Mark Bradley explained that the applicant has been working with the City Engineering Department with regard to mitigation of the river. Lots 3 and 4 have restricted pad areas. The Planning Commission recommended approval subject to hillside review, and grading of the hillside for sight distance and a note on the plat denoting a sight clear zone on Lots 1 and 6.

Council Member Gardner inquired if staff was suggesting the applicant have control of taking down the hill on property across the street that does not belong to him.

Jay Sandberg replied that the applicant has been working with Gary Carter, the owner of the property on the other side of the road, to trim the hillside for a line of sight. Material taken from the hillside will be placed in a berm to strengthen erosion protection. The applicant has agreed to grant access to the City to maintain the berm. All parties have agreed to take care of the sight distance problem.

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 subject to the recommendations of 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.

Mayor McArthur called for a brief break.

APPROVE FINAL PLATS:
Consider approval of various final subdivision plats.
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Associate Planner Mark Bradley advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the following final plats:

A. Bella Terrazza at Sunbrook
B. Bella Terrazza 2 at Sunbrook
C. Bella Vista at Sunbrook
D. The Cliffs of Snow Canyon L
E. The Cliffs of Snow Canyon K
F. Kachina Cliffs Phase 2 - Entrada at Snow Canyon
G. Las Palmas Resort Condominiums II Phase VIII Amended and Extended
H. Mirage Estates Phase 4
I. Park Plaza Office Park Phase 2
J. The Pointe at Sunbrook Phase 2
K. Stone Valley Estates
L. Sun River St. George Phase 16
M. Villa Bonita Courtyards
N. Wailea Falls at Stonebridge Phase 3 Amended and Extended

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

AIRPORT LEASE:
Consider approval of a non-commercial airport property lease with Myron R. Porter.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff and the Airport Board recommend approval.

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

DISCUSSION RE THE WEST BLACK RIDGE:
Discussion regarding the West Black Ridge. Wayne Harper, applicant.

Wayne Harper of Development Solutions proposed an R-1-10 subdivision for the top of the West Black Ridge, nicer than a standard subdivision, with 1/3 and ? acre lots. He advised that he wanted to relocate the access in a different location. All requirements for development can be met, as well as hiding the scarring of the old easement. Low level ground lighting will be used for the access. Water and sewer can be made available to the site. He requested a discussion with the City on vacating the existing access easement in exchange for an easement further north. He stated he had done everything requested by the City and addressed all issues.

Mayor McArthur commented that traffic would have to empty onto a very narrow street where there is already an existing problem, and inquired if a traffic impact study had been done.

Mr. Harper replied that the engineering study was not yet done.

Mayor McArthur inquired how the access to Bluff Street would impact the area.

Mr. Harper replied that other uses would create more traffic than a single family subdivision. He advised that a 50' easement was given with the property when it was sold in 1963.

Council Member Gardner inquired if staff could have copies of the studies which show that utilities could be run in the easement.

Mr. Harper replied that he had seen the draft, reviewed it and sent back his comments, and the final version should be available next week.

Council Member Gardner inquired about mitigating the scarring on the hillside.

Mr. Harper replied that the hillside would be sprayed with gunnite to look like the natural slope material but serve as a retaining wall. The berm will consist of native soil and rocks. There will be no red scar and no exposed red soil. Mr. Harper requested that a meeting be scheduled with staff and the City Council to review technical documents and begin a discussion with regard to density, configuration, etc. before making final decisions. 110 acres is zoned R-1-10, with 200-260 units proposed. The traffic study will be for the number of units proposed.

PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION:
Public hearing to consider amendments to the 2005/2006 fiscal year budget.

City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the proposed changes.

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 resolution.
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 Whatcott - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye


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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING:
Public hearing regarding the intention of the City of St. George, Utah, to issue industrial development revenue bonds to be used to purchase building and manufacturing equipment for the Riverwoods Holdings, LLC, or any related company.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that at the last City Council meeting an inducement resolution was approved to allow this project to move forward and request an allocation of funds from the state. In order to issue the bonds, the law requires a TEFRA hearing to receive public comment on the City?s intention to allow tax free bonds to be issued for industrial development.

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

An unidentified man clarified that the name of the company is Riverwood Mills Inc., not Riverwoods Holdings, LLC.

CHANGE ORDER:
Consider approval to increase the scope of the contract with French and Associates for design and construction management on The Fields Softball Complex.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been a change in the landscape architect, and permission is needed to use them more than originally anticipated.

Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that he met with residents in the Knolls area and came up with solutions to address parking issues as well as pedestrian walkways. A maintenance facility was moved, and a small neighborhood park is being built at the request of the residents. The Fields project will be bid January 15, with the intent to begin construction in March. At this same time road improvements, landscaping, medians, and a water system will be bid. Staff is speaking with contractors all over the western United States and pre-qualifying them in order to broaden the City?s ability to find contractors to bid the project. It is the City?s intent to sod the fields in July or August with a hybrid bermuda and overseed with a winter rye.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this project is just for the softball field, but the water system will also be used for the soccer complex.

Mr. Perkins advised as soon as the project goes out for bid, staff will begin the public process on the rest of the park and hold hearings with the neighbors.

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

CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a professional services contract with Landmark Design for preparation of a comprehensive parks, recreation, trails and arts master plan.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that an update was needed to the City?s parks master plan. Landmark Design has done a lot of planning in Utah and most cities have used them. The amount of the contract is $57,000, and park impact funds can be used for this cost.

Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that the arts will be included in the master plan.

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

CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a design contract with Alpha Engineering to design the Dixie Center area roadways.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that another meeting was held with regard to the south interchange overpass, and he recommended moving forward with this second access to the Dixie Center.

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

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there was no reason the road could not be built and in operation by next fall. The plan is to build two lanes now without curb and gutter.

METER CHANGE-OUT:
Consider approval of a meter change-out proposal.

Power System Operations Manager Dennis Jorgensen recommended that the bid be awarded to Team STS in the amount of $142,950 to change out 15,000 electric meters.

Water Services Director Barry Barnum recommended that the bid be awarded to Meter Solutions in the amount of $244,109 to retrofit or change out 12,800 water meters.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Whatcott to approve the award of bids to Meter Solutions in the amount of $244,109 and Team STS in the amount of $142,950.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution condemning property located along the Virgin River at approximately 1000 W. Mulberry Drive in the Bloomington Gardens area for the construction of a flood control berm and public trail.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 1, 2005.

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

Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held December 15, 2005.

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

ADJOURN TO EDA MEETING:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an Economic Development Agency meeting was made by Council Member Allen.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

RECONVENE AND ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion to reconvene and adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel was made by Council Member Gardner.
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.

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

MISCELLANEOUS:
City Manager Gary Esplin recommended hiring another employee in the Airport Division. He advised that the Airport Manager recommends dissolving the Airport Board. Mr. Esplin recommended hiring an employee in the Streets Department to fill the position of an employee serving another tour of duty in Iraq.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff would like approval for an emergency purchase requisition to install a traffic signal at 1000 E. Red Hills Parkway.

A retreat will be scheduled to discuss affordable housing and impact fees.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder