City Council Minutes

Thursday, August 27,2009



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
SPECIAL MEETING
AUGUST 27, 2009, 4:00 P.M.
DIXIE REGIONAL HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE CENTER

PRESENT:
Daniel McArthur, Mayor
Councilmember Jon Pike
Councilmember Suzanne Allen
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Gail Bunker
Councilmember Gloria Shakespeare
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Recorder Gay Cragun

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Pastor Alex Wilkie.

Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming August as Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month in recognition of firefighters for their work in raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

SITE VISIT AND TOUR:
A tour was taken of the Dixie Regional Health and Performance facility.

The meeting then convened on Level Two of the Health and Performance facility.

PRESENTATION FROM THE SOUTHWEST UTAH PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT:
Paulette Valentine, Director of Communicable Disease for the Southwest Utah Health Department, presented a power point presentation covering the following topics: pandemic preparedness/emergency preparedness, influenza virion, about influenza, what is seasonal influenza, influenza-associated hospitalization, 1918's three waves of flu, H1N1 flu update, how it is spread, pandemic H1N1 influenza, pandemic phase 6 category 2, how to prevent the flu, how to reduce the spread, and what the health department is doing. She then presented a video on how to properly cover your mouth when coughing.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a right-of-way agreement with SITLA and Quality Development on the west side of the new replacement airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order to keep on schedule, it is proposed that the City enter into an agreement with SITLA and Quality Development for a 12 month right-of-entry which will allow the City to put utilities in the west general aviation access road. He recommended approval subject to legal review and reliance on the plat which has been submitted. There will be no cost to the City for the right-of-way.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the agreement subject to legal review and reliance on the plat which has been submitted.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Allen.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

St. George City Council Minutes
August 27, 2009
Page Two

Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Allen - aye
Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a real estate contribution agreement between the City and Quality Venture One LC, PUB Rocky Road LC, South Bluff LC, Windmill Plaza LLC, Quality Development LLC, and Beverly burgess as Trustee of the Beverly Burgess Trust.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that Desert Canyons and its related entities have agreed to donate and dedicate an 80' right-of-way from the Southern Parkway through their property. This agreement will facilitate that action.

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

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Allen - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a street contraction and cost reimbursement agreement with Quality Venture One LC, PUB Rocky Road LC, South Bluff LC, Windmill Plaza LLC, Quality Development LLC, Beverly Burgess as Trustee of the Beverly Burgess Trust, and Pinto Airport LLC.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that City staff and Quality Development and its related entities have been negotiating an agreement to address the Memorandum of Understanding between them and the City with regard to responsibility for installation of improvements on Airport Parkway which passes through their property. This agreement, when approved and signed, will fulfill the terms of the MOU between Leucadia and assumed by Desert Canyons and the City. The recommendation is for the City to be responsible for $2,871,109.95, less the $656,303 contribution from Quality Development for their share of the improvements.


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Allen to approve the agreement, commending Desert Canyons Development for being community-minded, cooperative and willing to do their share.
SECOND The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist, who added to the motion that approval was subject to legal review.

St. George City Council Minutes
August 27, 2009
Page Three

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

Councilmember Allen - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a purchase agreement with Pinto Airport LLC at the new replacement airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained it is necessary to acquire 2.701 acres at $72,500 per acre for the right-of-way for Airport Parkway as it passes through property owned by Pinto Airport owners. The property owners have agreed to pay their share of improvements as the road is being built now.

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

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Allen - aye
Councilmember Almquist - 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 was made by Councilmember Bunker.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Allen - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RECONVENE AND ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to reconvene and adjourn.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote as follows:

St. George City Council Minutes
August 27, 2009
Page Four

Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Allen - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.



_______________________________________
Gay Cragun, City Recorder