City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 1,2008



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 1, 2008, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS


PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Gil Almquist
Council Member Gloria Shakespeare
Council Member Jon Pike
Council Member Gail Bunker
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. He then led the pledge of allegiance. The invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin.

REQUEST FROM FOSTER CARE:
Consider approval of a request by Utah Foster Care to hang ribbons on trees.

Debbie Hofheins advised that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. She explained that families are needed as sponsors and to provide emergency care. There are 150 kids in foster care in Washington County. She showed a video which aired on Channel 4 about a foster care family surprised with a home make-over by the Oprah?s Big Give program. She requested permission to hang a banner and ribbons in recognition of Foster Care Month on the chain link fence at the Bluff Street Park.

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

Mayor McArthur then read a proclamation proclaiming the month of May as Foster Care Month and presented the proclamation to Ms. Hofheins.

ST. GEORGE BLITZ FOOTBALL:
A representative of St. George Blitz football explained they are a new semi-professional team and have been practicing since January. Their first game will be held May 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Snow Canyon High School. They are part of the Nevada Football Association and are looking forward to representing St. George and being a positive influence in the community. He then introduced members of the team and staff. He presented Mayor McArthur with one of their football helmets.

Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself.

Mayor McArthur invited high school students in the audience to introduce themselves.

TABLE ITEM:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 6C to consider approval of five special event permits for the Downtown Business Alliance was tabled from the agenda.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for Middleton Park improvements.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained five bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Quest Construction. She explained their bid included two alternates at $186,868, but she recommended award of the bid in the amount of $151,868 without the alternates. This amount is under the budgeted and estimated amounts for the project.

Council Member Bunker inquired if it would not be beneficial to resurface the tennis courts now rather than waiting until the price increases.

Mark Goble replied that they would rather have money for contingencies. If there is money left over as time goes on, then they will consider the bid alternates.
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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 material supply for the Snow Canyon Parkway and Brigham Road traffic signal project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the materials consist of poles, mast arms and hardware. She recommended award of the bid in the amount of $61,265 through the state contract with Valmont Industries.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike 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.

Council Member Almquist inquired if the signal would match the existing signals in color on Snow Canyon Parkway.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied they are standard in color and procured through the state contract, but if they can match the color they will do so.

Ms. Hood commented the signal is galvanized.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for SSR screening analysis on Millcreek.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to the sole source, GE Energy, in the amount of $39,000.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that due to new reliability standards, any time a generator greater than 25 megawatts is installed on the system, an analysis or SSR has to be done.

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

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT AMENDMENT:
Consider approval of a contract amendment to the PBS&J drainage and grading design agreement.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of additional construction management in the amount of $1,526,428.97.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that since federal funds are being used, the actual testing and monitoring of the project has to be at an even greater level than currently exists on the new airport project. PBS&J is already on the team and staff feels they are the logical ones to do the inspection, testing and construction management.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the contract amendment 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.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff is still working on details of the financing package and has 120 days in which to award the grading and drainage, but it cannot do any work until the City owns all the property. This approval will allow the City to proceed once this is done.


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AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for a 50 ft. articulating aerial device (bucket truck).

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to Altec who bid a demo model which is in stock and already mounted with a $6,500 piece of equipment. The amount of the bid is $137,880.

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 a Dodge Sprinter Box Van for the Art Museum.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised three bids were received from two suppliers. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Warner Truck, in the amount of $43,022, just $22 over budget.

Council Member Allen arrived.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker 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.

FUND-RAISING EVENT:
Consider approval of a fund-raising event for Bloomington Elementary School at the Canyons Complex. Stephanie Davis, applicant.

Stephanie Davis, applicant, requested permission to use the Canyons Complex for a softball tournament to raise $20,000 to resurface the community playground at Bloomington Elementary from bark to a rubber surface so that children with mobility issues can access the playground. She requested permission to use the baseball diamonds and concession stand on May 30 and 31. She advised she has already raised $6,000 toward the $20,000.

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

APPROVE COLOR SCHEME:
Consider approval of the color scheme for the Bluff Street Executive Towers on Bluff Street adjacent to the Executive Car business. Jason Vowles, applicant.

Jeremy Call displayed the old and new colors and advised the amount of light color on the south side has been reduced.

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

SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS:
Consider approval of five special event permits for the Downtown Business Alliance.

This item was tabled.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 22, 2008, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for May 15, 2008 to consider (1) a zone change from R-1-10 to PD-AP for property located at 1350 East 900 South,

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(2) a zone change from PD Commercial to C-3 for property located at 285 W. Tabernacle, and (3) an amended residential subdivision plat for Rimstone Village second amendment.

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

FINAL PLATS:
Todd Jacobson advised that the Planning Commission recommends approval of three final plats: (1) Meadow Valley Estates Phase 5 with 26 lots on the west side of Little Valley Road, (2) Coyote Springs with 43 lots located on the north side of 2800 South and on the west side of 2350 East, and (3) The Cottages at Stonepoint Phase 2 with eight lots located at 425 North Stone Mountain Drive.

Council Member Almquist inquired about a conflict with an old canal or power easements for the Meadow Valley Estates Phase 5 and Coyote Springs projects.

Mr. Jacobson replied it was his understanding the canal has been piped and a trail easement has been granted on top of the canal. Any conflict has been resolved.

Council Member Shakespeare expressed concern that deceleration lanes are not being installed on Little Valley Road and the cumulative effect of each separate development not being required to install them will lead to traffic problems in the future.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that these are final plats, the public hearings have already been held, and it is too late to ask the developers to install deceleration lanes, as they have already complied with all existing ordinances. He advised that Little Valley Road will be widened in the future.

No motion and second was made on this item, but a vote was called for and all voted aye.

(Motion and a vote on these final plats was taken at the end of the meeting.)

BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:
City Planner Ray Snyder explained the plan for a 27,000 sq. ft. two story office/retail building at 1140 West 1600 South includes underground parking. The height does not exceed 35'. The project is located within a PD zone. Design and color renderings have been provided, parking and landscaping exceed requirements. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to: (1) the building colors and materials shall be per the May 1, 2008 submittal to the City Council, (2) building height not to exceed 35', (3) parking shall meet zoning ordinance requirements, (4) a site plan review shall be submitted to the Development Services Department, (5) signage shall under a separate permit, and (6) if the landscaping requirements are reduced as a result of adoption of a new landscape ordinance, then the landscaping may be reduced to that adopted for a PD zone.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired of the applicant what kind of retail was planned for the building.

Jeremy Call replied that the building will be totally professional office, but the applicant wanted the option of retail because of the market.

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






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PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from R-1-10 to R-3 on 3.81 acres located at approximately 1900 East on Riverside Drive between the Palomar Subdivision and the proposed Villa De Colina condominiums. Rich Lewis, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained there is R-3 zoning to the west and south of the subject site. No plans have been submitted to show what is proposed. The general plan designates the area as medium density residential, up to 13 units per acre.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented there is R-1-8 and R-1-10 zoning adjacent to the subject site and a good mix of zoning. As development occurs, the road will have to be widened.

Council Member Almquist commented that even if two story units are built on the lower level, units on the higher knoll will still have a good view to the north. He stated the proposed zoning made sense and cleans up other zoning issues in the area.

Rich Lewis, applicant, advised the site is currently generally to grade.

Mayor McArthur inquired of the applicant is he was still planning on donating hillside property to the City in another location.

Mr. Lewis replied that the City would have to contact Garry and Doug Pearce on that, ans they have already given property on the west side for a park.

Mayor McArthur commented there is still a lot of hillside property with over a 40% grade.

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 zone change by ordinance.
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 Almquist - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from A-1 to PD on three acres located on the north side of 1800 North Street at about 2172 West. RKO Family Trust, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained the metal sheds currently on the site will be removed. Mr. Snyder explained the proposal is to sell individual spaces ranging from 2,000 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. for personal hobbies or to store personal vehicles. Hobbies allowed include woodworking, art studio, photography lab, model building, and similar uses. No commercial, public or business use is allowed. Setbacks within a PD will apply and the building designs will be similar to the existing building on site. The property will need to be subdivided for sale of individual spaces and an HOA will maintain the common area. Staff?s main concern is that no commercial activity be conducted and any activity which requires a business license not be allowed. Prohibited activities include any public or private nuisance, any residential use, any retail use, any professional, business or commercial use that creates customers, employees or other public traffic, any noise or sound that is audible beyond the lot, any production of obnoxious odor perceptible beyond the lot, production of an excessive quantity of dust, dirt or fly ash, any fire sale, flea market or bankruptcy sale, auction or pawn shop, any automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle or RV sales, leasing, display of repair for commercial gain,

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antennas for radio, television or devices for the reception or transmission, including cell phone towers and ham radio antennas unless authorized by writing per the CC&Rs, any use that is in violation of local, state and federal laws, and any other use determined by the Board and CC&Rs to be incompatible with the intent of the permitted uses and recorded CC&Rs. A draft copy of the CC&Rs has been submitted. The general plan designates the subject site as low density residential.

Council Member Bunker inquired if the surrounding fence would be masonry or chain link.

Greg Mathis, representing the applicant, advised a 6' block wall with gates would be built. The intent is to have somewhere for people to story their toys, boats, hobbies, collections, etc. and keep them out of front and side yards and the street.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

J. R. Pullen advised his mother owns the lot to the east which is now zoned for horses. Their concerns are that the units not become rentals and that this zone change not adversely affect the zoning as far as allowing animals.

Mayor McArthur assured Mr. Pullen that the zoning of his mother?s property would not be affected.

Mr. Pullen inquired if the zoning of his mother?s property would remain A-1. He was advised that it would.

Carolyn Pullen expressed concern with traffic in and out of the site, hours, and that the units not be used as rentals or as storage units.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that any nuisance on the property would be handled like any other nuisance within the City.

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

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

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of a zone change from RE-12.5 to PD Residential on 34.58 acres located generally about 2050 East and 1050 North in the Middleton area. QRS Group, applicant; Spencer Cooreman, representative.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained the City Council took a site visit to this location. The Hillside Review Board recommended that 100 foot setbacks be maintained from the ridge line. Flood plain issues have been thoroughly addressed with the applicant and no homes will be allowed within that area. The applicant is proposing 103 single family lots in phases. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to opening the second access as soon as possible and limiting construction access on 2050 East Circle. The power lines and poles currently in the area will remain. A letter has been received from an adjacent property owner, Dennis Nelson, concerned that the road will be adequate to give him access to his property, expressing concern with topography and drainage issues, and that no retaining walls higher than 3' be used.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

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Lisa Howard commented that she did not want apartments to be built on the subject site.

Mr. Snyder replied that the project is single family and no apartments will be built.

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

Jay Sandberg commented that the applicant talked about bringing the access in through Liberty Heights as the final stage of the project. Perhaps the first phase of the project could bring access in from the west.

James Sullivan, applicant, advised the first access will be from the culdesac. He advised he owns the parcel to the west and is planning on trying to get the road in to bring the construction equipment in. He stated he was hoping to develop lots along there and the road as soon as possible, and if not before, then in the same amount of time, however, he could make no promises. He advised he has not talked with Washington about a connecting road.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING:
Public hearing to consider approval of the Annual Action Plan FY 2008-09 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the purpose of the public hearing is to give the public a chance to comment on the preferred CDBG projects for the next year.

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

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve and submit the application.

Council Member Bunker inquired about the pavement project in the Bowler Ence March Subdivision.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that there is a philosophical issue of how much participation should be involved when street improvements are made. It is not clear yet whether the area residents are willing to pay the amount needed to make the improvements. However, costs are going down.

Council Member Bunker inquired if the project included sidewalk, curb and gutter.

Mr. Esplin replied the project included only pavement.

Council Member Bunker commented it would be a shame not to do it all.

Mr. Esplin replied there are still horses in this area and they need access along the streets.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, and all voted aye. The motion carried.


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PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for The Centre at Dino Crossing located at the northwest corner of the intersection of Mall Drive and Riverside Drive.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained the project consists of a three lot commercial subdivision on four acres. The request is to condominiumize the existing buildings. The Planning Commission recommended 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 Bunker to approve the preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
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 Peterson Estates with seven single family lots located on Little Valley road and 3670 South.

Jay Sandberg explained the property was recently zoned from A-1 to RE-37.5 which allowed for one more lot along the street. The street along Rancho Verde Estates to the south is built to large lot standards without curb and gutter and sidewalk. The lots in this subdivision are smaller than one acre, but the Planning Commission recommended the large lot street standard be continued since the street is already built. The City?s trail plan shows an equestrian trail along Little Valley Road to River Road. There is a dry sewer. The project will tie into water and sewer laterals, and when finished the applicant will have to overlay the street.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired about deceleration lanes.

Mr. Sandberg replied there has to be 50 vehicles in the peak hour of traffic before a deceleration lane can be required. This project does not meet that criteria. The City asked for 15 extra feet in addition to the right-of-way for a trail and required trees to be planted. 3000 East will carry more traffic than Little Valley Road. Little Valley Road is a 66' wide street. There is enough room on each side of a the road for a deceleration lane if there is not a center turn lane.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she could see a need in the future for four lanes plus a center turn lane plus deceleration lanes.

Mr. Sandberg replied there are quite a few homes which front Little Valley Road, and it is more of a residential collector type of road. Traffic-mover roads are 80' wide. The plan is to keep Little Valley Road more residential and with less traffic. This is the reason it has been planned as a 66' wide street.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that there are two major collector roads on each side of Little Valley Road, and Little Valley Road was never intended to be a major collector road. Speed also plays a role, as the more lanes there are the higher the speed limit.

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

EXTEND RESIDENTIAL ZONING:
Consider a request to extend the PD Residential zoning for the Netta?s Knoll PD project located near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Foremaster Drive. Walter Plumb, et al, applicant.
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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that a PD zone expires unless a permit is taken out within 18 months. In this case the developer has extended significant funding toward the project, including the traffic signal, and staff feels he has done enough to allow the PD to be extended for another 18 months.

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

APPROVAL OF MOU:
Consider approval of a MOU and term sheet for a long term power purchase from the Two Elks Generation partners.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this power purchase is from a coal-fired plant in Wyoming. The City would like to be a partner in the project by purchasing up to 30 megawatts in the summer and 10 in the winder beginning in 2012. The project has its air permit. The City would like to hedge its long term power needs because it does not know if Deseret will be able to get their project going.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Allen to approve the MOU.
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 accepting the preliminary budget for 2008-2009.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated he would like to recognize Deanna Brklacich for all the work she has done on the budget, while leaving the balancing of the budget to him. Building permits indicate there is a recession here and the effect this has on sales tax is a significant part of the general fund budget and has made it difficult to project. The worst thing that can happen is layoffs or cutbacks. The budget is very conservative and is 4-5% less than last year?s budget. Adjustments had to be made mid-year and all departments were asked for a 5% reduction in their budgets. They were asked to make a 10% reduction this year, but some could not without laying people off. Instead some employees have been reassigned. He expressed concern with the collection rate of property taxes. He stated he felt revenue and projection levels could be met, but a strain would be put on service levels. There might be a decrease in service levels and some programs currently being offered. The budget is balanced and the General Fund does not reflect any increase in fees or taxes. It is recommended that water rates be increased by 10% due to wholesale water costs, and golf fees be increased to keep up with the cost of fertilizer, etc. State law requires the preliminary budget be adopted pending further public hearings in June.

Council Member Almquist inquired how carry-overs are accounted for.

Mr. Esplin relied there are no carry-overs in the General fund. If there is any money leftover it is transferred to the Capital Project Fund. Public hearings will be scheduled for June 5 and 19.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried


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FINAL PLATS:
(Action continued from earlier in the meeting.)

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the final plats: (1) Meadow Valley Estates Phase 5 with 26 lots on the west side of Little Valley Road, (2) Coyote Springs with 43 lots located on the north side of 2800 South and on the west side of 2350 East, and (3) The Cottages at Stonepoint Phase 2 with eight lots located at 425 North Stone Mountain Drive.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
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 Almquist to adjourn to an executive session to discuss a property sale.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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

MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City currently has four vacant police officer positions. He recommended that four reserve officers to hired to fill these positions.

City Manager Gary Esplin updated the City Council on a proposed urban renewal project in the Dixie Downs area on property currently occupied by the Ence trailer park.

Council Member Almquist suggested there are many cactus on replacement airport property which can be harvested and reused in City landscaping projects.

Council Member Pike suggested that the City Council authorize the City Attorney to proceed with an ordinance dealing with illegal immigration and business licensing.

Mayor McArthur explained the proper procedure for communicating with department heads.

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




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Gay Cragun, City Recorder