City Council Minutes

Thursday, February 5,2009



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 5, 2009, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Gloria Shakespeare
Council Member Jon Pike
Council Member Gil Almquist
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. The pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by a Scout from the audience and the invocation was offered by Council Member Shakespeare. Mayor McArthur announced that Council Member Allen has been in Salt Lake City on City business and is on her way back and will be arriving late.

Summer Belnap Robertson announced that the Arts Commission is presenting a Sweetheart Swing to be held on Valentines Day from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the third floor of the Community Arts Center.

Sarah Urquhart, Past Chair of Art Around the Corner, announced that a new show will be installed at the end of March. Most statutes in the downtown are loaned by the artists to the City on a temporary basis and are for sale. The Gala will be held March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Third Floor of the Arts Center and is open to the public. She acknowledged the Gardner family for gifting a piece to the City which represents their ancestor, Robert Gardner. She introduced members of the Board.

Mayor McArthur read and signed a proclamation proclaiming the month of February as White Ribbon Against Pornography Month in the City.

Glen Bundy, representing the Special Olympics, explained there has been a 53% growth in Special Olympics. One local athlete went to the National Games in Florida and brought home a bronze medal, one has been entered in the Hall of Fame, and one was sent to Idaho today to compete in snowshoeing. Five scholarships are being offered by Dixie College. He introduced members of the Special Olympics and presented a picture of the athletes to the Mayor. He invited the Mayor and Council to attend a program for the Summer Games to be held April 17 and 18, and thanked the community for their support.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised two items have been tabled from the agenda:
Item 6F to consider approval of a non-commercial hangar lease with Premier Capital/Jam Three LLC, and Item 2C to consider award of bid for Indian Hills Drive improvements.

Mayor McArthur recognized former Council Member Randy Wilkinson in the audience and invited him to comment on an item on the agenda in case Mr. Wilkinson had to leave before the item was discussed.

Randy Wilkinson explained that the City Council will be considering approval of his request for a conditional use permit to construct a building at 22 West Tabernacle with a height variance to the same height as the new courthouse across the street.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for construction of the South Bloomington/Sun River trail.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project has been a long time coming and there have been many obstacles to overcome with Fish and Wildlife. There are also time constraints and a short window within which to comply to qualify for a State grant in the amount of $200,000.

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Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised Alternate 2 is being deleted and she recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Progressive Contracting, in the amount of their base bid, $259,943.83.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid to Progressive Contracting in the amount of $259,943.83.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.

Council Member Pike inquired if staff felt comfortable with one of the subcontractors which will be used on the project as there have been problems in the past, and if staff feels that the bid will be able to be held to in terms of the asphalt.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the contractor will have to bond for the project.

Council Member Almquist asked the City Attorney to explain how the City?s ordinance requires all contractors who work for the City to have employable employees and how this applies to their subcontractors as well.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that contractors sign a certification, as well as being responsible for their subcontractors, that they are complying with the City?s ordinance. The contractor?s contract would be in jeopardy as a breach of contract if there were violations.

Council Member Almquist inquired if prior to starting work their payroll has to be certified with the City.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied that the City does not require that payrolls be certified. The City must rely on the contractor to make sure their subcontractors are aware that if there is any irregularity, the entire contract could be jeopardized.

Council Member Almquist inquired if there was any mechanism for making sure contractors are complying with the ordinance. He expressed concern that those in the community who want to work should be completely employable in this hard economic time. He stated he wanted to be sure that taxpayer funds are being spent on taxpayers and those legally employable by the City.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the contractor will be reminded that there is a certification process and that the City expects them and their subcontractors to comply with it.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood commented staff is working on improving some contract requirements and forms for this purpose.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the certification form is clear, concise and direct so there is no misunderstanding about the City Council?s desire that the contractor is being held accountable.

Council Member Almquist commented that all contractors working for the City need to clean house and make sure each employee has the proper right to work. The illegal immigration issue has not gone away and is still number 3 in national polls.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for a John Deere 2008 Motor Grader for the Streets Department.

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that even though money is tight right now, staff does not want to put good money after bad by repairing a 30 year old grader. He suggested the bid be awarded and the old grader be traded in for its current value of $32,000.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to award the bid as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.

Mayor McArthur commented that this purchase is within budget and meets budget guidelines.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution adopting election filing fees.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item has been discussed previously.

Mayor McArthur advised that after review of fees charged by other communities, it is felt a filing fee should be imposed to make sure applicants are serious about and committed to running for public office.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the resolution setting the filing fee at $50 for the position of City Council Member and $100 for the position of Mayor.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist.

Council Member Bunker expressed concern that the fees were too high for students.

Council Member Pike replied that applicants can seek contributions to help pay the fee.

Mayor McArthur advised he spoke with officials in Provo who advised they instituted the fee because they had students who would file for office as a prank.

Council Member Pike commented if someone is serious about running for office, they will need to raise more than the $50.00 filing fee for their campaign. He stated the payment of a filing fee signifies that the person is really interested in running for office.

Council Member Bunker inquired about the provision for a nominating petition instead.

Council Member Pike commented he would be willing to consider that.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that a nominating petition would defeat the purpose of the fee as students could have other students sign the petition as a prank. Staff?s concern that a candidate be serious about running for office is based on the high cost of a primary election.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that nominating petitions would also create additional work for the City Recorder.

Council Member Pike commented that his motion stood.

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

Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye

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Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held January 27, 2009, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for February 19, 2009 to consider (1) a zone change from R-1-8 to PD Residential on 24.66 acres located at 1980 East Riverside Drive, with Rick Wood as the representative, and (2) a zone change from C-3 and R-2 to C-4 to expand the boundaries of the downtown district westward from 100 West Street to about 400 West Street and between 200 North and 100 South Streets.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to schedule the public hearings as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider a request for a conditional use permit to operate an indoor ice skating rink in an M-2 zone located at 3146 East Deseret Drive. David Stanley, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder displayed the site plan and pictures of the proposed building. The site is zoned M-2. There is an existing facility and parking is adequate. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to certain conditions including limiting maximum occupancy to 200 participants.

David Stanley, applicant, advised that he is excited about the prospect of bringing another recreational facility to St. George. He stated the facility will be very popular in summer months with organized hockey leagues, figure skating clubs and synchronized dance clubs. His partner is James Mitchell, a local resident, and they will be bringing down a general manager from Salt Lake who is a ?hockey nut? and will be organizing youth and adult leagues.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the conditional use permit subject to the recommendations of staff and the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Almquist.

Mr. Stanley advised they are in the process of securing a long term lease and hope to someday build their own facility.

Council Member Bunker expressed concern about the operating hours and inquired if the applicant had gone through the Police Department as she was concerned about safety issues.

Mr. Stanley replied that it is too costly to shut down the facility and re-freeze the ice. Part of a successful business plan for the ice arena is to be able to put people on the ice as much as possible. He stated he has not checked with the Police Department, however, late nights will be reserved primarily for drop-in hockey, similar to a pick-up basketball game, for adults. Public skating will end by 10:30 p.m. Early morning hours are generally for figure skaters.

Mayor McArthur commented that it was a positive thing to have people in that area at all times of the day and night so that burglaries do not occur.

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VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider a request for a conditional use permit to construct two three-story office buildings with a common elevator to a height of approximately 54' to the midpoint of the sloping roof at about 200 W. Tabernacle St. Randy Wilkinson, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder displayed the schematic site plan and aerial view of the site. The proposed maximum height for both buildings is 54' measured to the mid point of the roof. The real height of the buildings is 64'. The buildings are identical.

Mayor McArthur commented that the buildings are located as far away as possible from neighboring residences

Mr. Snyder advised that six residents spoke at the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to several conditions:

Planning Recommendations:
1. Building colors and materials shall be per the January 27, 2009 submittal to the Planning Commission.
2. The building height is approved for a maximum of 64' to the top of the ridge for the two buildings and a midpoint roof height of 54'.
3. Shift Building ?C? (future) to allow for a landscaping area along the south property line.
4. Tree varieties along the south property line shall be specified as limited height species while those trees closer to the building shall be full height trees.
5. All standard conditions shall apply (setbacks, parking, lighting, etc.)

Development Services Recommendations:
1. Provide a plan that shows drives aligning as presented at the Planning Staff Review meeting.
2. Staff encourages cross access with the existing parcel to the northwest.
3. The diagrams shown do not necessarily reflect the 0' offset for the zone.
4. Any basement will likely require piping to the nearest storm drain. Detention is required. Retention is not allowed.
5. Driveways need to have radius not curb cut only.

Mr. Snyder then showed a fly-by of the project.

Architect Kim Campbell narrated the fly-by and advised that the project will have underground parking. The new City landscape ordinance has been incorporated. Material to be used on the building consists of cultured stone and stucco. The roof will be concrete tiles. With regard to tree heights and species, he advised the applicant is glad to work any way needed so there is not a problem.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if natural or cultured stone would be used.

Mr. Campbell replied the applicant may want to have cultured stone.

Mr. Snyder advised the square footage of each building is 24,165 sq. ft.

Council Member Bunker inquired about the stucco color.

Mr. Campbell replied that the stucco will have not yellow or pink hues but will be in the taupe or tan warm tones.


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City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this project is exactly what the City has been dreaming about for this area as an anchor to the Town Square. Mr. Campbell has done an excellent job mirroring the courthouse concept and the project will add some height, but not too much, to the area setting it apart as the central downtown business area.

Mayor McArthur commented that the courthouse will not appear so large now with another building of similar height in close proximity.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired if this area would be exempt from the RDA zone if extended.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied this project would have no effect on extension of the RDA zone. The value is based on what is existing on the site when the district is created.

Council Member Almquist noted that several letters from residents were received with regard to the project, and the City Council has read them. He stated he felt the issues were adequately discussed and that any objections will be mitigated by the trees and beauty of the buildings. The project looks good from every direction.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the conditional use permit to construct two three-story office buildings to a height of approximately 54' to the midpoint of the sloping roof at about 200 W. Tabernacle, subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:
MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the building design conceptual site plan for the Dixie Sun Ventures project located at 200 W. Tabernacle, as presented.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a cooperative agency agreement with the Utah Department of Transportation Aeronautical Operations Division to activate FAA Grant #3-49-0060-10 for the Replacement Airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained approval of this agreement will allow the grant to flow through the State to the 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 as follows:

Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Bunker - aye

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Council Member Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of the preliminary plat for a two lot subdivision located at 900 South 1300 East. Blue Mountain Holdings, applicant.

Jay Sandberg presented an aerial view of the project and explained the purpose of the request is to take a four acre piece of ground and divide it into two lots. One parcel was approved for a professional office in July, 2008 and the other is a remaining R-1-8 portion. Lots 1 and 2 will be platted.

Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, advised that the project will be phased. The applicant will come back with just Lot 1 on the final plat. There are no plans for Lot 2 at this time. The lots match the zone change.

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 the preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of an amendment to Title 10, Chapters 2 and 7, St. George City Code, to provide for Equestrian Therapeutic Center as a conditional use in the Residential Estates Zone.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended the public hearing be held but any decision tabled as there are legal issues with regard to access and an ongoing court case which could have an impact on this request. He advised that the ordinance amendment could be approved, but implementation as to the exact site in question should be delayed.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City Council has the option of taking public comment but not taking any action so that he can report back. The court case was heard in May so a decision should be coming soon.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the City Code currently does not allow this type of facility. It was heard by the Planning Commission twice. He read the proposed definition. He advised there would be no overnight stays, day use only. It is applicable only to the RE zone and must have a house on one acre and adjacent to a six acre arena. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

Bob Bergren, applicant, explained he would like to expand on the program he currently does. He will be state licensed as a mental health facility so he can apply for state and federal grants. He works with substance abused children and victims of domestic violence. In order to obtain the grant he needs to be state licensed, and in order to be state licensed there are requirements which he has met. He works with adults too, but primarily youth. With regard to access to his property, there is access on 1100 West and also access from the side, however, he cannot access the full acre from 1100 West.

Council Member Almquist inquired if there is a requirement that the one acre lot and adjacent six acre arena be owned by the same person.


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Mr. Bergren replied that he is part owner of the arena.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that right now there is no ownership requirement.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired what kind of state license the applicant was obtaining.

Mr. Bergren replied it is for a day treatment program for adolescents.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired about the requirements for such license.

Mr. Bergren replied requirements include what is being done on the site, off-site activities, staff requirements, meeting codes, etc. He stated he did not have a lot of handicapped riders and is not seeking to be a handicapped certified facility.

Council Member Shakespeare recited some information about NARA programs and required certification programs. She commented she felt the City needed time to research various programs and write a program which would be best for the City so that the entire neighborhood will be benefitted, but just an applicant. She stated she felt there were too many loose ends.

Mayor McArthur commented the way the ordinance is written, there can never be more than 15 participants at one time so the program will never become too large. Specific requirements have to be met. The applicant is trying to get certified, but not NARA certified. There is also the requirement that the permit be tied to a six acre arena. The only thing the City Council is doing tonight is deciding if the definition is appropriate and if so, should it a conditional use in the RE zone. The applicant will still have to come back to the City Council for approval of a conditional use permit.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she felt a program should be written that fits all applicable programs, not just this particular circumstance.

Council Member Bunker commented she felt what the applicant is proposing would be benign for the City and would not open it up to other things because there are very few RE zones.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that the City does not write programs but tries to describe each activity permitted within each zone. He advised that if action is not taken tonight, he and the Community Development Director can tighten up the language.

Council Member Bunker inquired if there is a maximum amount of horses permitted.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied this would be covered under other zoning ordinances.

Mr. Bergren clarified there is a huge difference between state licensure and being certified in equine therapy. He is certified in equine therapy at the master level. Not all certifications are recognized by state licensure.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired what protection the City would have to make sure the program was up to standard.

Mr. Bergren replied that the City has the State to turn to if he does not fulfill his obligations.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Val Hafen, adjacent property owner, stated he agreed in concept with what Mr. Bergen is doing. Mr. Bergren has access off a public street which he does not use. The access he is using is in the middle of a lawsuit. The biggest problem is parking as there is no off-street parking. Mr. Bergren does have property north of the corrals which could be used for parking. These two issues should be addressed.


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Council Member Pike replied that the Planning Commission will determine the amount of parking required.

Glen Bundy advised that equestrian is one of the sports used in the Special Olympics and the more equestrian facilities the City has, the better.

Mr. Bergren advised he uses the access off 100 West, but also the access to the side of his property as well. Parking can be accommodated on the east side of his acre lot.

Mayor McArthur replied that all this would be part of the conditional use. All the City Council is doing tonight is changing language in the ordinance.

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

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised it sounded like there were two things to be addressed - language that requires permission of the owner of the six acre arena throughout the time the use is in operation, and if the City wants to require some type of license or certification for the operation of such a facility.

Council Member Shakespeare stated she felt there needed to be some requirement for certification or licensure.

Mr. Bergren advised he is certified in equine therapy but does not have state certification.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that Mr. Bergren is seeking state certification, but he would suggest the requirement be just as an equine therapist.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she wanted to see what the State requires.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that specific language would be drafted into the ordinance.

MOTION: A motion to table the issue was made by Council Member Pike.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

POLICY RE ENERGY RATES:
Consider approval of a policy amending energy rates for large one-location customers.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that it has come to his attention that a development could possibly come to St. George and impose a significant load on the system all at one time, such as a big data center, or paper plant. This kind of impact was not considered when the original impact fee study or rate schedule study was done. The City would have to go out on the open market and purchase the power and would have to pass the cost on. Staff recommends that separate agreements be negotiated for rates and impact fees to accommodate these special one-time facilities. To date the City has less than ten that meet this criteria. He recommended the current policy be amended and also the City Code.

Council Member Bunker expressed concern that this would discourage a facility of this type from locating to St. George.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied the question is if the City wants them to come if they need that amount of electricity. The City could not service that type of demand without going out on the open market.

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Mr. Solomon advised that large users consist of Dixie College, the hospital, Blue Bunny, Walmart, Costco and Smiths.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the policy could be approved tonight but amending the City Code would require an ordinance, and this has not been advertised on the agenda.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the policy amendment.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Mr. Solomon advised that 15 years ago area transmission providers formed a technical task force to try and work together in transmission planning and using each other?s facilities in order to avoid redundant power lines. Joint studies have been done with regard to the future of transmission, and part of that has been the upgrade happening now from Central to above town. However, this corridor has the potential to be destroyed by fires, so the next expansion being looked at is down the I-15 corridor into Hurricane, then linking that substation with the one on the Red Hill. This study was adopted by the Task Force, but Rocky Mountain Power and Pacificorp chose to ignore the study and do what they wanted. Nevada is demanding more energy than this area and Pacificorp is looking at handling Nevada?s load transfers. Pacificorp and Rocky Mountain Power have decided they will build a line from Sigurd to Red Butte and into Nevada, bypassing anything into this area. The Task Force met one month ago and decided they would not make it easy for Pacificorp and Rocky Mountain Power. The Task Force prepared a memo that outlines the issues and requested that Washington County help the Task Force when Pacificorp comes in to ask for rights-of-way.

Council Member Allen arrived.

Mr. Solomon continued saying that Monday the Vice President of Pacificorp and President of Rocky Mountain Power and others are coming to meet with the Task Force to see what can be done.

Council Member Almquist inquired if there were a way for Dixie REA, in non-joint projects with the City, to inform the City about projects that would impact St. George residents, such as the Brigham Road project.

Mr. Solomon replied that he knows what is going on with Dixie REA and the City will backfeed Dixie REA so they can do work along Brigham Road. This project was brought before the City Council a year ago. A joint transmission plan was approved which also incorporates the Green Valley line.

Mayor McArthur announced that CAT Team meetings will be held this Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dixie Center.

APPOINTMENTS:
Mayor McArthur recommended that Paul Abegg be appointed to the Arts Commission as a Performing Arts representative, Kathy Cieslewicz be appointed to the Arts Commission as a Museum representative, and Rich Panessa be appointed to the Arts Commission as a Performing Arts representative. He recommended that Shane Prine be appointed to the Public Arts Committee as the Arts Commission representative.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to make the appointments as recommended by Mayor McArthur.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held January 15, 2009.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held January 22, 2009.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the minutes as presented.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn was made by Council Member Almquist.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:15 p.m.




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Gay Cragun, City Recorder