City Council Minutes

Thursday, March 5,2009



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

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Council Member Suzanne Allen
Council Member Gail Bunker
Council Member Gil Almquist
Council Member Jon Pike
Council Member Gloria Shakespeare
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 was led by Tenderfoot Scout Stuart Hulet and the invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin. Mayor McArthur invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

Dallin Nielson, on behalf of the Department of Defense and the National Guard Reserve, requested that Mayor McArthur sign a statement in support for the Guard and Reserve. Mayor McArthur agreed to sign the statement of support and then read it.

Larry Gardner, representing the Robert Gardner, Jr. family, and Reed Gardner, advised that several years ago the City challenged everyone to find an ancestor who made a significant contribution to the settling of St. George and honor them by placing a statue along the Water Walk as part of Art Around the Corner. The Gardner family took this challenge seriously and would like to commemorate Robert Gardner, Jr. by placing a statue of him in the roundabout. He served as the pioneer camp president and was the first bishop in St. George. He also wrote the letter requesting a charter for the City. He was highly involved in the settlement of St. George and was the first stake president and served two terms as Mayor. The family sent out over300 letters seeking donations for the statue and have raised enough money to pay for the statue. A commemorative
service will be held March 28 at 11:00 a.m. on site. Elder Holland will be the speaker and give the dedicatory prayer. Mayor McArthur was invited to speak at the service.

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

TABLE ITEM:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Item 2A, to consider approval of Amendment No. 2 to Task Order No. 7 with Jacobs Carter Burgess for program management at the Replacement Airport is tabled from the agenda.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution of the City Council of the City of St. George, Utah (the ?Issuer?), authorizing the issuance and sale of the Issuer?s Sales Tax Revenue and Refunding Bonds, Series 2009 (the ?Series 2009 Bonds?); fixing the maximum aggregate principal amount of the Series 2009 Bonds, the maximum number of years over which the Series 2009 Bonds may mature, the maximum interest rate which the Series 2009 Bonds may bear, and the maximum discount from par at which the Series 2009 Bonds may be sold; providing for publication of a notice of public hearing and bonds to be issued; providing for the running of a contest period; providing for a pledge of sales tax revenues for repayment of the Series 2009 Bonds; and related matters.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City can realize significant savings of $1.2 million dollars by refunding two bonds and reissuing them in order to get a better interest rate.

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
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Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement along Plantation Drive from Dixie Drive to 1660 South. Keith Pickard, BV Dixie Commons, applicant.

Todd Jacobsen explained the easement needs to be pushed back for a 60' roadway as it was originally planned for a 90' road. The applicant has granted a wider easement on the other side. The request has been through JUC.

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

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 24, 2009, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for March 19, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) approval of a final plat for 3D Commercial Center Amended located at 2600 South and 100 East, and (2) an amendment to Chapter 7F, Title 10, St. George City Code, to modify development standards in the RCC zone.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT:
Todd Jacobsen explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 24, 2009, recommended approval of the final plat for Dixie Commons located at 1664 South Dixie Drive. Zoning is PD Commercial.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the final plat.
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 Allen - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.
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LOT SPLIT:
City Planner Ray Snyder explained the request to consider a lot split at 88 East 1160 South to create two commercial lots. Wilkinson Lighting is the property owner. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions:

1. Provide separate deeds for each newly created parcel and record them with the County Recorder.
2. A record of survey shall be provided and filed with the County Recorder.
3. Legal descriptions of each parcel shall be provided to the City.
4. A utilities and drainage easement shall be recorded with the County Recorder.
5. A cross use easement shall be recorded with the County Recorder.
6. All legal documents shall be submitted to the City Attorney for review.
7. All access issues shall be resolved with the City Traffic Engineer.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Shakespeare to approve the lot split subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ALLOCATION OF CDBG FUNDS:
Consider approval of the proposed allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received under the federal Community Development Block Grant program for FY 2009-2010.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City expects to receive $474,137 this year in CDBG funds. He suggested the funds be allocated as follows: 20% of the entitlement or $94,827 for CDBG administration costs, $150,000 to the down payment assistance program, $40,853 to replace water lines in the 300 South area, and $188,457 for the Forest Park improvement project in the Middleton area. Mr. Esplin advised that a majority of funds in the down payment assistance program this year have been used, and it is anticipated all will be used by the end of the year as it is a very successful program.

David Bates, CDBG Planner, advised that letters were sent to all non-profits who previously applied for funding, but this year three City departments and the Five County Association of Governments were the only ones who submitted applications.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City previously received and donated funds to the Dixie Care and Share for food.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the recommended allocation of funds.
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 Allen - aye
Council Member Almquist - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.





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SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT:
Consider approval of a special event permit for a classic car show and permission to close Main Street between St. George Blvd. and 100 South and part of Tabernacle. Sandra Lenois, Alliance Business Partners, applicant.

Sandra Lenois, applicant, advised that they would like the City to help with the road closure and security. All proceeds will go to the Children?s Justice Center. They are trying to work out the insurance. They would like to use part of Tabernacle and the parking lot by Bear Paw. She distributed car show flyers and introduced the car show committee.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised costs to close the street total about $500, and there will also be overtime costs for the police. He stated he was not sure the City could provide insurance. The City needs to cover its costs.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the permit and street closure with City staff reporting back to the applicant on the other requests.
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 Almquist - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT:
Consider approval of a special event permit for a bicycle tour and permission to close Main Street and 100 East between Tabernacle and 100 South. Tim Tabor, Red Rock Bicycle, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant may have changed his request and now does not require street closure.

Tim Tabor, applicant, explained that the event was going to last two days, with a charity ride on the first day and a professional race on the second, but he could not get approval from the Cycling Federation in time for the professional race. A road closure is needed on Saturday morning from 6:00 a.m. to noon. He advised he would like to use the City?s water jugs and tables.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there were no problems with this event last year and since proceeds are going to the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, waiver of the fee is allowed.

Mr. Tabor stated he was hoping for 300-400 participants for the 100 mile ride.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the special event permit with waiver the fee and to allow use of the City?s water jugs and tables.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LEASE WATER RIGHTS:
Consider approval to lease water rights from Sunbrook Development.
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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Sunbrook Development would like to lease to the City water rights, at no cost, so that the City can use the water and submit the necessary documentation to the State Engineer so the rights will not be forfeited. It is a win-win for both parties.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve lease of the water rights.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

TAKE OVER SEWER SYSTEMS:
Consider approval to take over the sewer systems of Bloomington Gardens and Bloomington Garden Townhomes.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the sewer systems meet requirements to be taken over by the City. He recommended approval.

Water Services Director Barry Barnum explained that the sewers need some additional work to bring them up to City standards and it is recommended that the parties share the cost. The City?s cost includes staff time and materials plus some time and material from the contractor who will install the slip-line.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the agreements taking over the sewer systems.
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
Council Member Pike - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an underground fuel tank evaluation agreement with JBR.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is an underground tank at the wastewater treatment facility staff thinks may be leaking. An agreement is needed for an evaluation so that the problem can be remediated, if necessary.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.




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AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an engineering agreement with Rosenberg Associates to design and manage the Blackridge Drive reconstruction project.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff recommends that Rosenberg Associates be hired to do the design and management of the Blackridge Drive reconstruction project.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Mayor McArthur advised that the amount of the contract is $79,600.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the preferred access points off Blackridge Drive will be taken into consideration as part of the plan.

BEER LICENSE:
Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for the Albertson?s fuel center at 1925 West Sunset Blvd. Michael G. Rawson, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the Albertson?s store on Sunset has a beer license, but they also own a convenience store which sells beer, so a separate beer license is needed. Staff recommends approval. The applicant is the same licensee as at the grocery store.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a consulting agreement for the replacement airport with Tri-Star Marketing Company.

Mayor McArthur explained that this is a proposal to provide air services consulting for the City and new airport. The consultant will look at where people emplane, surrounding airports, who travels, and services which cities need to attract businesses and airlines to the community.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented Tri-Star Marketing has performed this service all over the country. The contract is for $25,000 for analysis of market data. The funds will come from the airport fund, unallocated funds, or the economic development fund.

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 as follows:



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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-8 to PD Residential on approximately 1.8 acres located at 451 East 500 South. Intermountain Health Care, applicant.

Council Member Pike and Council Member Allen declared a conflict of interest but advised that they would participate.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the subject property is owned by Intermountain Health Care. The City?s Parks Department will do the landscape design for the project. The project is called City Center Commons, as the common areas are the predominant feature of the project. There is 7000 sq. ft. of open common area. There will be 35,884 sq. ft. of landscaped area or 45.7% of the total project. The project includes the Children?s Justice Center property and they will participate in the HOA and maintenance of common areas. 10 homes are proposed, eight of which are single detached units. They will all be two stories and have two car garages. The homes range in size from 1600 sq. ft. to 1800 sq. ft. of living area and most have a 20 ft. driveway into the garages. An open house was held February 3 and was well attended, and after a lot of dialogue, most who attended were supportive of the project. The idea is that the homes will be sold to first time home buyers and renting the homes is prohibited in the CC&Rs. The homes must be owner occupied. The purpose of the project is to provide attainable housing to health care employees. The landscaping in the common areas will be maintained by the HOA. Initially IHC will manage the project and provide the maintenance and then it will eventually be turned over to the HOA. The Planning Commission recommends approval with the understanding and condition that the homes will be owner occupied and not rental units.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Lloyd Cannon inquired if the units had basements.

He was advised that they did not.

Mr. Cannon advised that there is a lot of ground water in the area. He stated he was glad for the project as it will help the neighborhood.

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

Council Member Shakespeare expressed concern with the common driveways and the aesthetics of the units to the back of the project.

Mayor McArthur replied that homes in the Kentlands have common driveways and there are no problems.

Council Member Pike inquired if there could be more backyard area for some of the units.

Paul Blackmore, Black Rock Engineering, advised that he could rearrange some of the buildings but has tried to maximize space.

Council Member Almquist inquired if the mature trees would be saved.

Mr. Blackmore replied that the landscape designer will evaluate all the trees and all the ones which can be saved will be.

Millie Cockerill advised that some of the mature trees cannot be saved because of their proximity to power lines.

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Mr. Blackmore advised that the lateral power lines will be placed underground, but the main trunk lines will not be moved.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that all trees which can be saved will be and more from the City?s tree farm will be planted. The project is a prototype and needs to be done correctly so it is an asset to the City.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired if a deed restriction will be recorded preventing the homes from being rented.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied this deed restriction will be made part of the plat and included in the CC&Rs. Not all the details have been worked out as far as who will get the units and how they will be selected.

Council Member Bunker inquired if the CC&Rs will be enforced.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied the CC&RS can be enforced because they are a condition of the zone change.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the zone change by ordinance subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/MODIFY DEED RESTRICTION/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider modification of a deed restriction on property zoned C-3 on 4.74 acres at 501 North Bluff Street in order to allow for the construction of a two-story storage building. Jason Vowell, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained that in January 2008 a zone change to C-3 for this property was approved, with the condition that only a parking lot would be allowed. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to the following conditions:

1. The height of the storage building shall not exceed two stories and the finished height is within two feet, plus or minus, of the main three story office building in accordance with the Hillside Review Board?s comments regarding the building height;
2. The storage building design and colors shall be compatible and in harmony with the primary three story office building;
3. The storage building shall be limited to storage only for the primary three story office building tenants and property owner?s usage and shall not be available to the general public;
4. The storage building shall be designed to minimize hillside cuts and shall act to stabilize the hillside;
5. The footprint of the storage building shall be limited to a maximum size of 4,000 square feet;
6. The parking lot shall remain as previously approved and as shown in the exhibit attached to the staff report;
7. Two legal descriptions shall be provided for property SG-711-G, one for the storage facility accompanied by the notes listed here and one for the remainder of the lot stating that it will be used only for a parking lot.

Mr. Snyder commented that the building will be up against the cut in the hillside and there will be no scarring of the hillside.


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Council Member Pike inquired about the building height.

Mr. Snyder replied that the property slopes up but the higher point of the storage building will be no higher than the three story building.

Council Member Bunker commented that the storage building is located closer to the car dealership than the office building and is going to look like an entirely different building for commercial use and will be visible from Bluff Street.

Council Member Almquist commented that some are concerned about the building use being changed, chopped up and rented out. He commented that prohibiting hook-up to sewer and water would prevent this from happening in the future.

Council Member Shakespeare expressed concern that once the building is built in a C-3 zone, there would be opportunity for it to be converted to anything allowed in the C-3 zone.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that these concerns are valid, however, this building is located on its own lot and there is no parking. The more restrictions placed by the City Council the easier it will be for the City Council to deny such a request in the future.

Council Member Shakespeare commented that when the adjacent office building was approved, the size was approved based on the fact that there was a deed restriction for a parking lot.

Kelly Schmutz, representing the applicant, advised that the primary purpose of the storage facility is a place to park cars. He stated he did not think retrofitting the building into apartments could be done as this would cost more than a new building. The applicant would like a restroom facility in the building and water for washing cars and fire protection. There is a fire hydrant in the parking lot. The applicant is fine with restrictions that the building is to be private for the owner and tenants of the office building only and is willing to meet all concerns of the City as far as use, occupation, design, colors, height and footprint of the building. He advised the ground floor will be used for parking cars and the upper floor will be an empty shell. The applicant is trying to provide tenants of the commercial building with a cheaper alternative for storage. He advised that the site is constrained by the grade, and the ground floor of the building will be even with the curb.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired about outside lighting.

Mr. Schmutz replied that lighting would be similar to a porch light and other than lights in the parking lot, he did not anticipate other lighting.

Council Member Bunker inquired about signage.

Mr. Schmutz replied there would be no signage. He advised the storage building is envisioned as an accessory to the office building.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Dorothy Mock advised that her home is above the planned construction and a year ago the City Council placed a restriction on the remaining property for a parking lot only. She inquired why the zone had to be changed in the entire area rather than just for the 4000 sq. ft. building. She asked that the zoning be restricted to the footprint only and not the rest of the property.

Mayor McArthur replied that the rest of the property is on the hillside and because of the slope cannot be developed. He explained that the portion of property the storage building will be located on falls on hillside which allows for development - the rest does not. He encouraged the applicant to donate to the City the hillside property which cannot be developed.

Ms. Mock expressed concern with the height of the building.

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Mr. Schmutz replied that the roof at the corner will only be one foot above ground as the ground slopes off. The roof from above will look flat and will not be imposing. It will be built in a style and colors and materials to match the office building being built now.
He stated that the topography of the rest of the site precludes any development. The site will not support any more parking or development due to the hillside. He advised he would take the suggestion of donating the hillside to the applicant.

Helen Roberts commented that she looks down on the project and is concerned about the height of the storage building. She stated it should be clarified that the foundation of the building will have to be lower than the parking lot so when it is finished it will be on the same level as the parking lot.

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

Council Member Almquist commented that the parking lot adjacent to the office building was reconfigured and some of the parking spaces moved to avoid cutting into the hillside. There was an agreement at the time of Hillside Board approval of the project that there would be some retention on the south slope where the construction trailer has been parked.

Mr. Schmutz replied that as far as he knew, no retention was planned for this area, but he could look at it if it is needed.

Council Member Allen inquired if this retention was stipulated by the Hillside Board.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the minutes can be researched and the applicant will have to do whatever was required by the Hillside Board.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve modification of the deed restriction to allow a two story storage building to be built, with the height of the storage building not to exceed the height of the office building and subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Council Member Bunker - aye
Council Member Allen - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - no
Council Member Almquist - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a request to amend Chapter 8 (Planned Development Zone), Title 10, St. George City Code, to add a provision to allow for an alternate public street cross-section with a 55 ft. public right-of-way and a reduced setback to a front porch where deemed appropriate by the City Council.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this item was discussed with the City Council on January 29 and is another option to consider for public streets. This option is already available in the TND code, and it is proposed it be allowed in the PD Residential zone as well. He stated it is intended to be used where daily traffic does not exceed 500 trips.

Council Member Bunker inquired if palm trees could be used instead of shade trees along the street.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that a tree is mandatory every 30'. The key to this design is to have sidewalks away from the curbs for walkability.

Council Member Shakespeare expressed concern that the 28' street width is too narrow and cars would park up on the curb.

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Council Member Pike commented that the required sidewalks, planting strip and high back curb would slow down the traffic.

Council Member Shakespeare commented that the streets are so narrow that if cars park on both sides of the street, there is not room for two cars to pass each other.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied there is enough room for cars to park on each side of the street and two cars to pass each other.

Community Development Direcotr Bob Nicholson advised there will be 28' of asphalt and a 2' gutter pan on each side of the street, for a total of 32'.

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 amendment by ordinance.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Council Member Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carrie.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held February 12, 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 Almquist - aye
Council Member Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Consider approval of the minutes of the regular City Council meeting held February 19, 2009.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn to an executive session to discuss litigation and a property sale was made by Council Member Pike.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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


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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder