City Council Minutes

Thursday, April 23,2009



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 23, 2009, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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

EXCUSED:
Council Member Suzanne Allen

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.

Council Member Almquist displayed a hat designed by the Dixie Newcomers Club and explained their purpose is to teach newcomers about the area. He then advised that his company uses e-verify, in compliance with what the City has asked all employers to do.

Council Member Pike invited several Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

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

Mayor read a proclamation proclaiming the first week of May as Youth Week and presented it to Jim Raburn, President of the Elks, and Karl Hutchings Jr., chair of youth activities.

Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming April 24 as Equal Pay Day and presented it to Debi Baramonde and Suzanne Moore, representatives of the Business and Professional Women organization.

Mayor McArthur introduced Alexandra Van Staten and advised she followed him to his radio station visits today as part of Take A Child To Work Day.

TABLE ITEM:
Mayor McArthur advised that Item 6E to consider approval of a conditional use permit to add a landscape rock sales yard to the existing nursery located at 1145 West Sunset Blvd. was tabled from the agenda at the request of the applicant.

Mayor McArthur invited Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL STATEMENT:
Consider approval of the financial statement for March, 2009.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City is still behind in revenue projections but adjustments in expenditures have been made. Sales tax is anticipated to be down 12-13% and adjustments were made mid-year to make sure the budget balances. The Mayor and Council will see a new budget for the new fiscal year in just a few weeks.

Council Member Almquist commented that police and fire budgets have been maintained to provide the level of service the community expects.

Council Member Pike commented that the City has not cut its services, just tightened its belt.

Mr. Esplin advised the City is down 28 positions through attrition and positions which were approved but not filled.

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

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the River Road and Riverside Drive turn lane projects.

Mayor McArthur explained the location of the new turn lanes.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that three bids were received, with the lowest bid submitted by Cindy Taylor Trucking in the amount of $198,935.70. This bid is under budget.

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 as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a professional services agreement for bid and construction program management and documentation services for the Suntran administration building.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the agreement with Chong and Associates in the amount of $63,091.86.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project will be funded entirely by $1.1 million in stimulus funds from the Federal Transportation Administration.

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

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 contract with RS&H to provide construction management services for the Replacement Airport terminal.

Airport Manager Rick Crosman explained the agreement is for construction administration of the Replacement Airport terminal. There are a few minor changes to the agreement which include the not to exceed amount of $385,000. The City will manage the contract itself so it knows where it is in terms of dollars in comparison to the work done.

Council Member Bunker inquired about additional fees.

Mr. Crosman replied the contract is a time and materials contract and cannot exceed $385,000.

Council Member Almquist inquired if an estimated contingency of 7% is included.

Mr. Crosman replied that it is.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the agreement subject to legal review.
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 Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the airport water tank.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that five bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Sunroc, in the amount of $1,137,944.

Water Services Director Barry Barnum advised the estimate for this bid was $1.2 million. The tank will hold 3,000,000 gallons.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this tank will serve all the area to be annexed into the City by the Replacement Airport as well as Desert Canyons.

Council Member Almquist inquired if the City?s legal hiring policy would be reviewed with Sunroc at the time the contract is signed.

Ms. Hood replied that Sunroc will be required to submit worker eligibility at the time the contract is signed, and each time they make application for payment.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that all subcontractors are also required to submit worker eligibility.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to award the bid 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.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the Bowler/Ence/Marsh road construction project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised nine bids were received. The low bid was submitted by Quality Excavation in the amount of $159,538.31, almost half of the estimate for this project. She recommended award of the bid to Quality Excavation.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the neighborhood has agreed to be charged a certain amount to help pay the cost of improvements. Although not everyone agreed, there is enough support to do the project. Some CDBG funds will also be used.

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 as follows:

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

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Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARING:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held April 14, 2009, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for May 7, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. to consider a general plan amendment from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately two acres located at 1690 East Red Hills Parkway in Middleton. The zoning is RE-12.5.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission recommended approval of the final plat for Snowfield Estates Amended No. 2 to shift the interior lot lines. 100% of the consents from property owners have been received so a public hearing is not necessary.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the final 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.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an accessory building to a height of 15' located behind a residence at 1610 West Rose Garden Lane. Danton Wetzel, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained that City ordinance states that garages shall be limited to 15' for a pitched roof or 12' for a flat roof, unless a conditional use permit is obtained. This flat-roofed structure will exceed 12' because it has parapet walls. The Building Department approved the drawings, thinking the parapet wall was a railing and issued the permit not realizing the parapet wall would result in a 15' high structure. The parapet wall is intended to provide privacy for a roof top sun deck. The garage is located 24' from the dwelling, 10' from the side property line and 8' from the rear property line. The City received two letters from neighbors in opposition to the request and one in favor. The neighbor to the rear is opposed because she feels the sundeck will invade her privacy. The Planning Commission felt the sundeck would be no different than a second story home with a balcony. The other objection had to do with declining property values.

Council Member Shakespeare commented that the Planning Commission felt that a railing would not look as good as the parapet wall.

Council Member Bunker stated she felt the City owed Mr. Wetzel an apology for stopping work on his garage and red tagging it when he had a building permit.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the conditional use permit, with an apology to Mr. Wetzel.
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 Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a detached garage which exceeds 15' in height located behind the residence at 1067 South 1080 West. Lonnie Clove, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained the applicant proposes to build a detached garage with an overall height of 20' to the top of the ridge to the roof. It will be located 16' from the home, 5' from the side property line and 10' from the rear property line. The exterior finish will match that of the home. The Planning Commission recommends approval subject to approval by the JUC.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired if the City Council would be setting a precedent by approving this request, as it appears these requests for accessory buildings in excess of the height limit are becoming the rule rather than the exception.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman replied there are standards which the City Council must apply in approving a request of this kind and every request is considered on a case by case basis.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to exceed a height of 35 feet for covered stairwells and roof heights at the existing Days Inn located at 1000 East and Highland Drive. Greg Mathis, agent.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained the owners are planning to remodel the old Thunderbird Inn consisting of six buildings joined by common walkways. The maximum height proposed is 48'. Zoning is C-3. The remodel will include a new facade in synthetic stucco of earth-tone colors and a concrete tile roof. The stairways will be enclosed. Parking requirements are met, and the parking lot will also be improved. The Planning Commission recommends approval. He then reviewed the findings.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the request.
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


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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from MH-6 to PD Residential on 2.62 acres located at 1425 North Dixie Downs Road. John Taylor and Terry Monson, applicants.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the 27 mobile homes which had previously been located on this site have been removed. Current zoning is MH-6. There is MH zoning to the north and west and PD zoning to the south. The applicants are proposing a total of 21 single family home consisting of 17 single detached units and two twin homes. The present site is higher than the Vista Ridge property to the south and the applicants will be lowering the site quite a bit. When this project first went to the Planning Commission, the site plan included two hammerheads with landscaping along the south property line and the Fire Department had concerns. The plan has now been changed to connect the two private streets with a 20' wide fire lane. The homes will range in size from 1,124 sq. ft. to 1,300, with three bedrooms and double garages. In addition, each will have a driveway at least 20' long. The exterior of the homes will be stucco with stone accents and tile roofs. The request is consistent with the General Plan which is medium density residential up to nine units per acre. Density of this project is eight units per acre. There will be a 6' solid privacy wall on three sides of the project. The streets and all landscaping will be maintained by a HOA. The Planning Commission recommends approval. Vista Ridge residents are generally supportive of the request.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this area was annexed into the City from the County and was already zoned for mobile homes. The streets were substandard. The previous City Council and Mayor instructed staff to upgrade the area?s infrastructure and the City has been upgrading water lines, upgrading the power system, upgrading the streets, upgrading Dixie Downs Park, and is building Firehouse Park. In an effort to meet neighborhood requests to do something about the rental problems created by the density in the mobile home park, the City came up with a plan to help locate young families, police officers, and professionals in this area. A developer has stepped up with a project to help upgrade the area.

Terry Monson, applicant and one of the owners of the property, stated that even though home prices have come down, they are willing to put money into this project so it can move forward. All units will be 1,200 sq. ft. to 1,300 st. ft. He stated he hoped to make the project attractive to young families as there are state and federal incentives now available to first time homebuyers.

Council Member Shakespeare commented she was glad to see the hammerheads changed to a circular drive. She expressed concern that when someone drives through the project, all they will see are the garage doors. She stated she thought that aesthetically the applicants could do better. She stated another concern is privacy as the units are only 10 feet apart.

Mr. Monson replied that they investigated having back alleys for the garages but found that everything then took place in the back of the units, including children playing in the alleyways, and this is a safety concern. The aesthetics of the units will be mitigated with color and landscaping. As far as the units being close together, the architects have planned the units so that big windows will not be facing each other.

Council Member Bunker commented that she had the same concerns as Council Member Shakespeare, especially with the garages. She inquired if the garages could be moved back so there is more living area in front of the units.

Mr. Monson replied that a 20' long driveway is important for parking and they feel the proposed plan is best.

Council Member Shakespeare inquired about guest parking, commenting that it is crucial. She suggested removing one the units for additional guest parking.



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Mr. Monson replied that to remove one of the units for parking would be difficult from an economic standpoint.

Council Member Pike inquired if there could be parallel parking on one side of the fire lane.

Mr. Monson replied there is open space within the project and he would work with the engineers to see what he could do.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that 20' is the minimum for a fire lane. The HOA will be the one to enforce parking in any event. The proposed project meets the ordinance, and more guest parking will mean less open space.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Val Wood, a resident of Vista Ridge, expressed concern with the difference in elevation between the two projects.

Mayor McArthur replied that the applicant is going to lower the project site.

Mr. Monson advised that the site will be lowered by at least 5'.

Pete Bowden commented he was highly in favor of the project and was appreciative of what the City has done to beautify and improve the area.

Mr. Monson replied there has been a lot of cooperation and support from the neighborhood.

Bob Richards advised that grant funds for homebuyers in this price range are being depleted quickly and he asked that the preliminary and final plats be expedited. He stated he felt the rules and regulations of the HOA will be tight enough to maintain uniformity within the subdivision, and the proposed project is the highest and best use for the property.

Dennis Leavitt commented this project is not the end of what needs to happen in the area but is a good step forward. He stated the community appreciated the City for its efforts and the community will continue to roll up its sleeves and get the job done.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this area is within CAT area 5 and there is a big event on Saturday to do additional clean-up in the area.

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

Council Member Shakespeare inquired if the project would have deed restrictions that the units must be owner occupied.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that this will be put in the agreement with the HOA when the preliminary and final plats come through and will also be part of the development agreement with the developers.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the zone change by ordinance.
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 Shakespeare - aye
Council Member Pike - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.




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PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from Open Space to PD Residential on 79 acres, and proposed amendments to the existing Hidden Valley PD zone on 585 acres, located generally south of Brigham Road and east of the I-15 in the Hidden Valley project area. Ivory Homes, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder explained this request was heard by the Planning Commission in August, 2007 with a recommendation for approval. At that time the master plan did not have a school site. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the request to rezone 79 acres and amend the current PD to realign Hidden Valley Road, add a church site, add a school site, add an RV storage site, remove the larger clubhouse and replace it with three smaller clubhouses, remove Planning Area 2.5 through 2.7 and 3.1 through 3.8, add new locations for Planning Areas 3.1 through 3.9, and add new Planning Areas 5.1 and 5.2. The PD will be increased to 664 acres. The school site is for an elementary school.

Jim Raines, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, explained the next phases will be the school and church. One of the existing plats is also being amended to include the first phase of amenities.

Council Member Bunker inquired if the RV storage area site would be hidden.

Mr. Raines replied that it will be located in an isolated area topography-wise and a wall will be built around it.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Russ Funk inquired where the RV park and amenities will be located and what the amenities would look like.

Brandy Walker, Bush and Gudgell Engineering, pointed out where the RV park and pools would be built.

Mr. Funk again stated he wanted to know what the amenities will look like.

Mayor McArthur replied these will be presented with the plats.

Mr. Raines commented that full architectural renderings will be provided with the plats.

Ed Baca inquired how close the nearest fire station is to Hidden Valley.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied it will be in Sun River.

Council Member Almquist advised there is a fire station on River Road three miles away from Hidden Valley.

Mr. Esplin advised that the Sun River fire station will serve the Hidden Valley area within the guidelines of response times.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Title 10, Chapter 10, St. George City Code, to amend the uses in the C-1, C-2, C-3 and C-4 zones.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained the Planning Commission recommends approval of the proposed changes to the ordinance, which he then reviewed.

Council Member Almquist inquired if provisions in the ordinance had been made for businesses which operate solely to auction vehicles.

Mr. Nicholson replied that car sales are limited to a minimum one acre lot size. He advised he would work on something to address this in the C-4 zone.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Ed Baca inquired if the ordinance changes contained a limitation on the size of a caretaker residence in connection with self-storage units.

Mr. Nicholson replied there is no limitation on the size of a caretaker residence but a conditional use permit is required.

Council Member Almquist inquired about the use of large delivery vehicles in these zones, which sometimes block turn lanes.

Mr. Nicholson replied that this may be covered by the traffic code.

Council Member Almquist suggested that businesses of an industrial nature not be permitted in C-3 or C-4 zones, such as those that may require materials to be brought in by semi.

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

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the ordinance.
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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to add a landscape rock sales yard to the existing nursery located at 1145 West Sunset Blvd. Keena Tanner, Star Nursery, applicant.

This item was tabled at the applicant?s request.

Mayor McArthur called for a brief break. Upon conclusion of the break the meeting continued.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM:
Consider approval of modifications to the Energy Efficiency Program.

Ren? Fleming advised that the City?s energy efficiency rebate program had been suspended because it was so successful and ran out of funds in six weeks. Rocky Mountain and Questar have seem similar responses to their programs. She suggested the amount of the City?s rebate be lowered and tiered to be comparable with Questar and Rocky Mountain. The program will begin again when stimulus funds are received.


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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the modifications to the program.
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.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a federal aid agreement with UDOT for the Hilton Drive/Blackridge Drive project.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that new rules have to be complied with because of the stimulus funding. The City must agree to comply with provisions of the act in order to use the stimulus finds. The proposed project is $2.4 million and paid 100% by stimulus finds, except for a small match. The City was fortunate to be able to use stimulus funds because the project was designed and ready to go to bid. The City is in the process of obtaining rights-of-way and meeting with property owners. The City has already spent $300,000 on the project and through a previous agreement will comply with the requirements of the MPO.

Council Member Almquist inquired if the project included realignment of Hilton with 250 West and relocation of the signal.

Mr. Bulloch replied that it did.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff also recommends approval of an agreement with Lochner Engineering in the amount of $107,510.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the federal aid agreement with UDOT and also a revised agreement with Lochner Engineering in the amount of $107,510.
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.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an interlocal agreement with Horrocks Engineering for construction engineering services on the Valley View bridge.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that this item is also a stimulus package contract. He recommended approval of the agreement to administer the construction of the bridge. The total fee is $404,387 to handle all the stimulus requirements, engineering, inspection and surveying of the construction of the bridge. The total cost estimate for this project is $6.2 million and the bids came in at just over $3 million. The stimulus funds will pay $3.8 million with the City paying the remaining balance, which could mean the City will pay little or nothing for this project. The bridge groundbreaking will be held May 1.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained Horrocks Engineering will administer the construction management of the project, but UDOT is also involved, so they will also provide oversight of the project.

Mr. Bulloch explained the services will be provided at an hourly rate.
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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Bunker to approve the agreement in an amount not to exceed $404,387.
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 Pike - aye
Council Member Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an interlocal agreement with H. W. Lochner Engineers to provide a capacity, pedestrian safety and drainage needs study of St. George Blvd. at I-15 (MP8).

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained this work was initiated by the Mayor?s effort with UDOT to have them evaluate the pedestrian problem at the Blvd. Interchange. It is not a safe situation. As a result, UDOT will be doing a comprehensive study of the entire Interchange area.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The amount of the match is $28,538.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a commercial operating agreement with G&B Flight Academy to operate at the existing airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a sublease from an existing lessee. The term of the lease ends on December 31, 2010, and meets all requirements. Staff recommends approval.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the agreement.
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 contract with the Washington County Solid Waste District for a biomass facility at the landfill.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained the agreement will allow the City to drill three wells in the landfill which will be used permanently for generation. The initial purpose of the agreement is to determine the quality and quantity of methane gas which could be available in order to determine which engine and generator would be most

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appropriate. The City is in line to get stimulus money for this project. Once the amount of available gas has been determined then another agreement will be needed to build the facility and lease the ground. The goal is to have a 1000 kW generator. The agreement guarantees that if the wells prove up, the City will have the right to generate one megawatt. The agreement is good for three years.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that if someone else wants to join in, they would have to pay something or pay the City back.

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:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with Washington City to set common boundaries in the area of the Replacement Airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has been in negotiation with Washington City and property owners in the area, and the two cities have now agreed upon the boundaries. Property owners north of the airport will be able to decide to which City they would like to annex. Policy declarations for both cities will have to be changed within the next 90 days to reflect the boundary changes and both will agree to withdraw their protests made to the Boundary Commission. Washington City has already approved the agreement.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the agreement.
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.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the March 19, 2009 City Council meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the minutes as presented.
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.

Consider approval of the minutes of the March 26, 2009 City Council meeting.


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MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Pike to approve the minutes as presented.
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.

Consider approval of the minutes of the April 2, 2009 City Council meeting.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Consider approval of the minutes of the April 9, 2009 City Council meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to approve the minutes as presented.
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 Shakespeare - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPOINTMENTS:
Mayor McArthur recommended that Stefanie Bevans, Joe Viers and Eunice Borg-Hydeman be appointed to the Art Museum Board.

MOTION: A motion was made by Council Member Almquist to make the appointments as recommended.
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.

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

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

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Council Member Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder