City Council Minutes

Thursday, March 6,2008



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 6, 2008, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Gloria Shakespeare
Council Member Gil Almquist
Council Member Jon Pike
Council Member Suzanne Allen
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Gay Cragun

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 6F, to consider approval of a contract with Horrocks Engineering for services with the City Engineer?s Office, is tabled from the agenda. Mayor McArthur excused Council Member Allen and advised that she would be arriving late from an MPO meeting in Salt Lake City. The pledge of allegiance was led by Council Member Almquist and the invocation was offered by Council Member Shakespeare. Mayor McArthur invited anyone who would like to say the invocation at a future City Council meeting to contact the City Recorder. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming March 14, 2008 as ?Wills for Heroes Day? in the City. He then presented the proclamation to Lowry Snow.

Mr. Snow advised he represented the Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar who will be providing free wills and estate planning services to police, firefighters and paramedics within St. George. He stated he was honored that St. George was the first community in Utah to participate in this program.

Mayor McArthur congratulated staff, especially City Manager Gary Esplin and City Attorney Shawn Guzman, and local legislators for their great work in the legislature on behalf of the new airport. He explained that the new airport will bring in $220 million annually in revenue to the City and will be the largest public works project ever undertaken by the City.

The audience then sang ?Happy Birthday? to Mayor McArthur in recognition of his 60th birthday.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for construction of the Sun Tran building/bus garage.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that after review of all bids, Bird Construction submitted the low bid in the amount of $1,639,941, which is under the estimate.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised a majority of funding will come from a federal grant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Bird Construction in the amount of $1,639,941.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for brass fittings.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three local vendors submitted bids. She recommended award of the annual blanket to Scholzen, the low bidder, in an amount not to exceed $35,000, and to Mountainland, the second low bidder, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to award the bid as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER:
Consider approval of a change order for the Dixie Center road and utility project.
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Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the change order is needed for sewer, irrigation and power changes from the original project in the amount of $22,000.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented staff also anticipates adding $5,000 to conclude the contract, if needed. Alpha Engineering has submitted a letter explaining the changes needed, and staff concurs with the changes.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike 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.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for shirts, hats and silkscreening.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained that six suppliers submitted bids. Mega Pro and Power Lounge were the first and second lowest bidders. Mega Pro has won the bid the last four years. It is anticipated that $60,000 will be needed this year. She recommended award of $40,000 to Mega Pro and $20,000 to Power Lounge in case Mega Pro gets too busy and cannot cover all the events.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this bid is for all City events except the marathon. A fee is charged the participants to cover the cost of the shirts, hats, etc.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to award the bid as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for material for the Dixie Downs storm drain.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Geneva Pipe, the low bidder, in the amount of $268,244.45.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that $250,000 was committed by the Council for this project through the CDBG program.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for renovation of the third floor of the Arts Center.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the low bidder is BT Builders in the amount of $1,024,000.

Mayor McArthur advised this project will complete renovation of the Arts Center. He advised Zions Bank donated $3,000 toward the project and he challenged all other banks and corporations to match or exceed this donation. He advised when finished it will be a great space for public purposes.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that $5,000 in donations have been received.

Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins explained that an engineering study was done which identified load limits. In order to accommodate 500 people on the third floor, ceiling beams will be reinforced, restrooms will be installed to meet code, a serving kitchen will be built, a storage area will be added, the existing floors and ceiling will be refinished, a sound billow will be built in the center of the building to deflect sound, the back and front stairways will be renovated, and heating and air conditioning will be updated on the second and first levels. This is the fourth and last phase of a 25 year program. Lighting changes will also be made.

Council Member Bunker explained the third floor will be able to be used for receptions and as a community center.


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City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the third floor will be finished so that it can be
used for multiple uses until the City Council is ready to decide what the highest and best use of the facility will be.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to award the bid as recommended.
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 an ordinance amending City policy to incorporate the City?s Access Management Policy.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained staff met with interested parties on resolution of several outstanding items. There was concern about requiring each parcel to have one access point. The policy was clarified to indicate a property could have more than one access as long as spacing requirements are met. There was concern about a requirement that driveways could be spaced no closer than 12'. This was clarified for single family lots that they could be no closer than 12' measured from the flat part of the driveway rather than the transition portion. Sharing of driveways to minimize curb cuts was clarified to mean on rural major collector roads.

Mayor McArthur commented that in residential areas sometimes driveways have to be located right next to each other. He stated there must be leeway in the policy for modifications or changes where it makes sense to do so.

Mr. Bulloch replied there is leeway in the ordinance to allow staff to use discretion.

Council Member Almquist commented that the City?s inspection process should be looked at and discretion allowed if something makes sense.

Mr. Bulloch commented staff recommends that any project which has received final plat approval should be exempt from the new policy. If, however, the project is still in the process, the new policy should be implemented to improve safety and traffic flow.

Council Member Almquist commented that it is smart to take several parcels and see how they work together while trying to avoid the first property to develop setting the tone for the remainder.

Mr. Bulloch replied that there is ongoing discussion concerning this issue and no consensus has yet been reached.

Carol Sapp, representing the Southern Utah Homebuilders Association, advised that while consensus has been reached on most issues, in terms of when the policy will be implemented with regard to final or preliminary plats, or in the conceptual stage, this is a huge issue as property owners who have projects in the pipeline now could be affected. She stated the majority of the development community, however, was in favor of the policy as a whole. She reiterated that when the policy is implemented needs to be clarified.

Council Member Allen arrived.

Carol Sapp advised it was also important that there be some leeway and flexibility in the policy.

Brent Bluth, representing Trust Lands Administration, stated their concerns are with the Atkinville Interchange. The policy by and large meets everything existing, but there were 11 variances to what was adopted in their access management plan. He stated they wanted to make sure which document prevailed. He stated they were confident they could work with staff as the variances are minimal.

Ed Baca commented the policy was a long time in coming considering the growth which has taken place. He encouraged adoption of the policy.

Tyler Hoskins, Hoskins Engineering, endorsed the document and stated he was familiar with the principles and guidelines and it has been put together using standards typical across the nation. He stated his opinion of the policy is that it is black and white, and there has to be some leeway and a common sense factor. He stated it is a great starting point, but it should


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be looked into further. He stated it will put a strain on traditional neighborhood design, and perhaps there should be a separate section in the policy for traditional neighborhood design.

Mayor McArthur replied it has been the history of the City Council to try and be accommodating while doing what is best for the citizens. The policy is at least somewhere to start.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the ordinance.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.

Council Member Almquist suggested the motion reflect the concerns expressed about working out the timing of implementation with staff.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch suggested that implementation of the policy become effective by the final plat stage.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the preliminary plat requires a public hearing, and changes should not be approved after the public hearing. He suggested that implementation become effective prior to the preliminary plat. If the preliminary plat has already been approved, then it would be exempt from the policy.

Mr. Bulloch replied that staff would support this.

AMENDED MOTION: Council Member Bunker amended her motion to include the provision that implementation of the policy would take place before preliminary plat approval.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.

Council Member Almquist commented it would be best for developers to know as early on as possible to what specifications they have to build.

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

Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF POLICY:
Consider approval of the access management policy.

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

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution abandoning a public drainage easement on Lot 105 in Meadow Valley Estates Phase 1. Quality Development applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the applicant has met with JUC. Staff recommends approval.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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 Allen - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution approving the UAMPS Payson Absolute
Assignment.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the City would like to assign its entitlements and shares and responsibilities in the Payson power project to UAMPS members. This relieves the City of its current obligations. The agreement is absolute to make sure the City is out of the project and has no future responsibilities or entanglements.

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

Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of the UAMPS Payson Power Project Absolute Assignment Agreement.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained this is the corollary agreement to the resolution just approved. The City is signing agreements with several different entities in UAMPS to assume the City?s debt: Lehi, Ephraim, Hurricane, Hyrum, Strawberry Electric Service District, and Washington City.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist 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.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change request from Mining & Grazing to PD Residential, PD Commercial, Open Space, Airport Supporting Business, Airport Vicinity Industrial, Commercial Mixed Use, C-2, R-1-10, R-1-12 and R-3 on approximately 2,432 acres located in the southeast corner of St. George, south of the proposed replacement airport and north of the Utah/Arizona border. Curt Gordon, applicant.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson stated staff thought when this public hearing was scheduled that the development agreement would be ready, but it is not. He suggested the public hearing be held but the matter continued until the development agreement is ready. A general plan amendment for this property was approved last August. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the zone change. There are ten zoning districts in the request and it is a large, complex and complicated development. The Ft. Pierce Wash runs through the middle of the property. The Southern Parkway also bisects the property. The applicants propose an 18 hole golf course along the Ft. Pierce Wash, a portion of which is on City property. They have done a traffic impact study. Recently the City and UDOT requested their northern interchange be moved 1300 feet to the south for better spacing between interchanges, and this has affected some of their zoning districts. The applicants and staff have been working on this for a year and have worked through floodplain issues, road layout, and trails. All traffic crossings will require bridges through the Ft. Pierce Wash. Proposed schools and churches will have to be accessed off side streets and not from major arterial roads. There is a trail network. Staff feels the applicant has done a good job in staying out of the floodplain. There is no disturbance within the ten year floodplain, and within the 100 year floodplain there will be a golf course. The proposed resort hotel is a concept only at this time and will require a height variance. It will have to be brought back at a later date for consideration. A portion of the 100 year floodplain encroaches onto proposed commercial property, but not residential. An alternate use for the 38 acre portion of golf course could be industrial, but that will require the applicants to come back for an amendment to their application. For now it is assumed the acreage shown as golf course will be golf course. When the City Council approved the density bonus overlay area, this property was removed based on the applicant?s commitment to follow the same intent. They verbally stated they would provide neighborhood parks as part of the subdivision process, and will include this in the development agreement. They will provide parks in all residential areas

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by providing the land and improving the park. There are 6,317 dwelling units in the project. He then presented a power point presentation including an overview, issues, slope map, land use map, land use plan, walking distances, open space and trails, and circulation.

Council Member Bunker inquired if there were any blue clay in the area, and if all drainage drained into the Ft. Pierce Wash.

Mr. Nicholson replied that all drainage does drain into the Ft. Pierce Wash, and soil testing will be required before subdivision plats are presented to the City council.

Curt Gordon, representing Desert Canyons Development, advised they have done a thorough analysis of the soils and there are some clay soils. Appropriate engineering methods will be used to deal with them. The circulation plan had to be changed slightly due to moving the interchange. This has also affected the loop road system. No increase in density is being asked for. He stated they would have a draft of the development agreement to the City next week.

Council Member Almquist asked if there were a preferred direction for landing at the new airport.

Mr. Gordon replied that departure would take place over their western boundary, with a golf course planned underneath this area.

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

City Manager Gary Esplin advised he would schedule this item on a future City Council agenda along with the development agreement.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Sage Meadows with 91 single family lots located at 2000 South and 3000 East. Judd Palmer, applicant.

Jay Sandberg advised that the development agreement for this project was approved at the last City Council meeting. The project has 15% open space in order to get the R-1-10 density. There will be a future park as discussed at the last meeting. Full improvements along the west half of 3000 East are being required. There is an irrigation ditch in the westerly portion of the subdivision that will have to be piped. In one corner of the subdivision there are two lots which front the street and the driveways will have to be positioned as far away from the intersection as possible. There will be a connection to the adjacent Fieldstone Estates, but with a slight offset. The developers and engineers have agreed to work it out to match the road as it will not affect the subdivision.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she believed 3000 East should be a seven lane road with deceleration lanes into all the subdivisions before they are developed.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied the road master plan would have to be looked at and a determination made that there is less right-of-way than needed for a seven lane road. The new road master plan will be presented to the City Council shortly. Staff also has to determine the effect of the subdivision on the right-of-way, and purchase that right-of-way and anything extra beyond what is required of the developer in order to put in his development. With regard to this particular project, there is some latitude because there is open space along 3000 East so the right of way is there if needed. However, this would cut down on the needed open space for the development. A funding mechanism would have to be figured out to pay for that right-of-way all the way down 3000 East. He stated that this project could proceed because there were options.

Jay Sandberg advised there is a transmission line along 3000 East and a drainage ditch. The City is already asking for five lanes plus an additional area for the canal and equestrian trail on th east side of the road. Two extra lanes could be accommodated, but right now they are not on the master road plan so staff does not have the authority to require seven lanes. He stated that staff would look at this issue.

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

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.

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

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the dedication of park land was made within the first phase, as requested at the last City Council meeting.

Tim Frei replied that this was included in the development agreement.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Towne Storage St. George #1 with two commercial lots located at approximately 2000 East Riverside Drive. Jason Tuttle, representative.

Jay Sandberg advised the site is zoned commercial. An old floodplain map used encompassed the entire area, but a new floodplain map shows the Middleton Wash in the channel where it should be. The project will still require a floodplain development permit. The main condition discussed with the Planning Commission is there will be some natural erosion protection along the bank for aesthetics.

Zachary Renstrom explained improvements are only being made to Lot 2 at this time. When Lot 1 comes in for site plan approval, flood plain issues and landscaping will be dealt with at that time. The buildings are being built on Lot 2 only at this time.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she hoped the building would be pleasing to the eye.

Mr. Renstrom replied this has already been addressed in the site plan and landscape plan.

Council Member Almquist commented that the Planning Commission discussed the door color and stucco color.

City Planner Ray Snyder advised the site plan and landscape plan have already been approved by the City Council, along with elevations, colors, the HVAC unit, roof, etc.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired how erosion protection would be handled since only one lot was being developed at this time.

Mr. Renstrom replied that the portion of floodplain and landscaping will just be on the lower lot, and when Lot 1 is developed they will have to repeat this entire process and provide erosion protection that ties to Lot 2.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for Whisper Ridge Phase 3 with eight single family lots located near the end of Indian Trail Road above Indian Hills Drive. Cary Blake, applicant.

Jay Sandberg commented that the Hillside Review Board approved this request in 2005. The site is zoned R-1-10, and one large lot. A temporary turnaround is being required until the project ties to Indian Hills Drive. As the site is developed, more improvements to Indian Hills Drive will be required. The site has clay and special geological conditions. The layout was reduced due to the amount of cuts and fill, as approved by the Hillside Board.

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

Council Member Bunker commented the site was located on an ancient landslide. She inquired if two geotechnical reports should be required.

Jay Sandberg stated staff would be more than happy to have someone else take a look at the issue. AGEC did the geotech report, and they have done a good job in the past.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented if the City required a second report, it would have to

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pay for it. He stated staff could look through the geotech report and see if they see any red flags. However, just to say the City wants a second opinion would be difficult. The City?s liability would not be as much as the developer and engineer on the project.

Council Member Allen inquired if there was a note on the plat indicating the site is an ancient landslide.

Mr. Sandberg replied a note is included on the plat which says the geotech report is available and the purchaser should review it. There are many geologic conditions - the ancient landslide is just one of them. A restriction has been made on the amount of landscaping allowed because of water, and the lots are large. However, he stated he did not think the applicant would have a problem if the City asked for a second opinion.

City Manager Gary Esplin asked Mr. Sandberg to ask the applicant to be present when the final plat is approved so the City Council can ask him this question.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the preliminary plat subject to staff review and consideration as to whether a second geotechnical opinion is needed prior to final plat approval.
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 recommended that public hearings be scheduled for March 20, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) an amended final plat for Creekside Homes, (2) an amendment to Title 10,Chapter 7, St. George City Code, to incorporate child family support facility as a conditional use, and (3) a zone change from R-1-10 to C-3 on 1.18 acres located at 2860 East and 750 North.

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

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission noticed a public hearing to be held April 3, 2008 to consider vacation of a portion of 200 West Street for the new Fifth District Court building. He advised that the Planning Commission denied a request for a zone change for the Cottam property located on South River Road, and the applicant has not yet decided if they will appeal this to the City Council. The Planning Commission also denied a request for a zone change between 200 and 300 South on the east side of the I-15. The applicant has not decided if they will appeal this to the City Council.

FINAL PLAT:
Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose for the amended final plat for Bloomington Knolls Townhomes Phase 2 is so new residential lots and a swimming pool can be located on former tennis court sites. Some limited common area will be adjusted as well, and this adjustment will be made on the plat.

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

CDBG BLOCK GRANT FUNDING:
Consider requests for funding under the 2008-09 Community Development Block Grant program.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff?s recommendations are $200,000 for paving dirt roads in the Bowler, Ence, Marsh, Ence Subdivision, $50,000 for Fire House Park improvements, $91,666 for CDBG administration, $72,500 to TURN Community Services, and $60,000 for the down payment assistance program. There were not enough funds to fund other requests from Dixie Care and Share and the Red Rock Center for Independence.

Council Member Bunker commented she was disappointed Dixie Care and Share?s request was not funded.

David Bates explained that federal rules allow the City to spend up to 20% of the entitlement which is under $95,000. Dixie Care and Share is asking for $95,000. If they were doing their

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own construction, that would not come out of the 20%. If Dixie Care and Share did the design, the City could help with funding the construction.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she felt the Dixie Care and Share is located in the wrong location and it should not have been allowed to expand.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised when the Dixie Care and Share came in with their original request, it was just for one home. It is a very needed part of the community. There has been discussion about relocating it and how to pay for it. The City has given them money in previous years for architectural plans, but they did a study and decided to stay where they are currently located.

Council Member Allen advised the Dixie Care and Share could not find an affordable location which was centrally located.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised he would schedule a discussion on the Dixie Care and Share and Housing Authority for a work meeting.

Council Member Bunker inquired of Mr. Bates if the parameters of the request had been explained to Dixie Care and Share prior to making their application.

Mr. Bates advised a letter was sent out to all entities inviting them to attend a meeting where the parameters were discussed, but Dixie Care and Share did not attend.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that CDBG federal requirements are very stringent and structured. The City?s administrative costs are restricted, and it must be careful to follow every rule. The City?s policy has always been that the applicant must do their design, and the City would then help with construction. If the City were to fund design, and then the entity could not raise the money for construction, the City?s money would have been wasted.

Mr. Bates explained that those who attended the meeting were provided a list of what is eligible and what is not, as well as a list of what had been funded in the past.

Council Member Pike inquired if this information could be mailed to the entities so they would know for the next time.

Mr. Bates advised he already had discussions with them and they know the recommendations as well as what should be included in future applications.

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

APPROVAL OF PURCHASE TURBINES:
Review energy resources and consider approval to purchase GE gas turbines.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon distributed a handout entitled 2007/2008 Resource Plan. He advised that staff is trying to create a balanced portfolio. He declared a conflict of interest with regard to the Lake Powell pipeline hydro power. He then reviewed the handout, including the 2007/2008 forecast, and a scenario from models. He asked the City Council to approve the purchase package in the amount of $43,404,060. This includes two turbines and generator sets, shipping, emission control devices, and miscellaneous equipment to make it work, chillers, a gas compressor and various pumps. If ordered now it will be delivered at the end of 2009. He explained the City has adopted a risk exposure policy at less than 10%.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented the City is fixing its costs as best it can, diversifying, and better controlling its own destiny.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve purchase of the turbines.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an Assignment and Assumption Agreement with Logan.



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Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that as part of the City?s attempts to undo its contracts with UAMPS, he recommended approval of the agreement which would sell to Logan for a profit of $200,000 two megawatts of wind in Wyoming which the City purchased from UAMPS. The City will put that $200,000 into a renewable project here, either solar or landfill gas.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen 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.

CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a contract with Horrocks Engineering for services with the City Engineer?s Office.

This item was tabled.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Cornerstone Subdivision.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the line was upsized as the City requested. He recommended approval.

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

AGREEMENTS:
Consider approval of an agreement to purchase 10.02 acres for the replacement airport from Kirk and Gay Bastian.

and

Consider approval of an agreement to purchase 10.02 acres for the replacement airport from Kelso Smith and Linda James.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval.

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

APPOINTMENTS:
Appointments to various boards and commissions of the City.

Mayor McArthur recommended that Julie Hullinger be reappointed to the Planning Commission.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to reappoint Julie Hullinger to 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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held February 14, 2008.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist 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 regular City Council meeting held February 21, 2008.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.

St. George City Council Minutes
March 6, 2008
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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 Pike to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a property sale and purchase and litigation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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




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Gay Cragun, City Recorder