City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 20,2010



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 20, 2010, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Pro Tem Gail Bunker
Councilmember Gloria Shakespeare
Councilmember Benjamin Nickle
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Jon Pike
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Gay Cragun

EXCUSED:
Mayor Daniel McArthur

OPENING:
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The invocation was offered by Councilmember Almquist and the pledge of allegiance was led by Councilmember Shakespeare. Mayor Pro Tem Bunker announced that anyone wishing to offer the invocation at a City Council meeting should contact the City Recorder. She then invited two Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

Courtney Brinkerhoff, Miss St. George 2010, introduced herself and her court.

Trina McCoy and Nadine Davis, representing St. George Police Department Victim Services, presented their annual report. They distributed a handout with the number of services provided for the past nine month period. They follow-up with an average of 23 cases each day and assist with legal advocacy. In the past nine months they received 880 new cases and just this month assisted with over 95 new cases. This grant period will end June 30 and a new grant has been submitted and they are awaiting its approval.

TABLE ITEM:
City Manager Gary Esplin recommended that Item 6D to consider approval of an agreement to allow the Dinosaur Ahtorium Board to operate the Dinosaur Museum be tabled from the agenda until the next City Council meeting.


CONSENT CALENDAR:
Consider approval of the financial statement for April, 2010.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the last two months sales tax figures have almost broken even when compared to last year and staff is cautiously optimistic that the bottom has been reached. The City should see an increase in sales tax revenue in the next few months from the Ironman event.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the financial statement.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the East Bloomington water project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended award of the bid to Quality Excavation. The amount the City will pay is $2,902,506.65 but the total bid was $3,699,402.95.

Water Manager Scott Taylor explained that two projects have been combined into one - a 4,000,000 gallon concrete water storage tank and an irrigation pond for the Bloomington Irrigation Company. The projects were combined because they are located
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on the same site and it would be difficult to have two different contractors there at the same time. Better prices were also obtained by combining the projects. The culinary tank will serve part of the Sun River area and a majority of the South Block along the Southern Parkway. The City is a major shareholder in the Bloomington Irrigation Company and the pond will provide additional storage for the area.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the water will be used to water nearby schools and parks.

Mr. Taylor advised that another item needing approval is a reimbursement agreement with the Bloomington Irrigation Company. The City pays the bill in full each month and the Bloomington Irrigation Company reimburses us. The Bloomington Irrigation Company services the Bloomington Ranches area.

Councilmember Almquist commented that this project has been through the hillside review process. This project has a lot of environmental issues. Those who live in Bloomington will see equipment on the hill but should not worry because the aesthetics will be addressed after the road work is completed and the scarring will be mitigated. The tank has been dropped into the ground and pushed further back so it will not be seen.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid to Quality Excavation in the amount of $3,699,402.95 for the entire project.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CHANGE ORDER:
Consider approval of a change order with Alpha Engineering for construction management of the East Bloomington water project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of a change order with Alpha Engineering in the amount of $81,341.73 for construction management of the culinary water tank project.

Mayor Pro Tem Bunker inquired why the construction management was not included in the original contract, now requiring a change order.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that once the bid is let, meetings are needed to make sure the proper process is followed.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the change order.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Bloomington Water Company for their portion of the East Bloomington water project.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle to approve the agreement.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
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VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of the line extension agreement with DEREA to provide electrical service to the East Bloomington water project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this agreement is for electrical service to the pump station in the amount of $39,287.16.

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

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the slurry seal project.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained this bid is for the annual pavement management program. Holbrook Asphalt submitted the low bid in the amount of $44,473.88, but she recommended that a blanket purchase order be extended to them in an amount not to exceed $105,000.

Assistant City Engineer Steve Perry explained that a slurry seal is a seal coat over existing asphalt to preserve it so that it does not deteriorate. It keeps the natural oils in the asphalt from evaporating so that it does not get brittle. It is used over chip sealing and lengthens the life of a road considerably.

Mayor Pro Tem Bunker inquired about the slurry seal schedule. She was advised that this is on line at the Citys website.

Councilmember Almquist inquired how compliance with employment requirements is verified..

Ms. Hood replied that as in all other cases, the contractor will sign waiver and release forms with regard to the use of e-verify.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the City does not go to the employer and look through their files. However, the City enacted legislation a year before it was required to with regard to requiring proof that e-verify has been used. With each pay request an employer is required to say they have complied with e-verify, and this is all the City can require.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to award the bid to Holbrook Asphalt in an amount not to exceed $105,000.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye

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Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONTRACT ADDENDUM:
Consider approval of a contract addendum with Landmark Testing for services at the Replacement Airport.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the contract addendum with Landmark Testing in the amount of $290,311 for paving, lighting, landside and parking.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that additional federal funding allows these extras to be added to the contract. Landmark Testing will provide testing to assure that the product meets standards as required by the federal government.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if Landmark employees were required to be there all day if only conducting one test, and if the City was paying for them to be on the premises all day.

Airport Manager Rick Crosman replied that while they may only conduct one test that day, there is still paperwork to complete. A lot of work is done in the lab and not on site.

Councilmember Nickle commented that some of the tests for concrete work take a number of days to complete.

Mr. Crosman replied that testing employees also are required to make observations about the area to be tested.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the contract addendum.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution abandoning an easement between Lots 29 and 30, Stone Cliff Subdivision Phase I.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has reviewed the request and recommends approval. The owner of the lot will provide a new easement.

Jay Sandberg explained that a home located on one lot encroaches on the other lot so the lot line is being adjusted.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the resolution.
SECOND The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.





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BEER LICENSE/LOCAL CONSENT:
Consider approval of an on-premise beer license and local consent for a banquet hall liquor license for the Orchids Restaurant located at 850 South Bluff St. Thomas Whitaker, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Orchids Restaurant is located in the Holiday Inn. The Holiday Inn has had a banquet hall liquor license in years past.

Tom Whitaker, applicant, explained this license will allow him to serve alcohol with meals in the hotel rooms as well as in the banquet hall and restaurant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the beer license and local consent for a banquet hall liquor license.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Shakespeare.

Councilmember Almquist inquired of Mr. Whitaker if he had to abide by the same requirements for liquor service in the banquet hall and room service as he does in the restaurant.

Mr. Whitaker replied that he had to abide by the same requirements with regard to the restriction on the number of drinks served, drinks be served only with food, etc.

VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with UDOT regarding surplus City property for the Dixie Drive Interchange project.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the surplus property was formerly Southgate Golf Course property and park property on the other side of the freeway. He recommended authorizing execution of a quit claim deed to the State as the negotiation of right-of-way cannot be completed until the property is owned. The State has agreed to secure rights-of-way where the new golf holes will be. They also need property from the City where the new interchange ties into the Dixie Center. See the map attached here to as Exhibit A.

Councilmember Almquist expressed concern about the destruction of landscaping by the Dixie Center.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied that the City has been working with the contractor to save as many trees as possible. He commented that a requirement can be added to approval of the agreement that as many trees as possible should be saved.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the best way to do this is to direct City management to have a conversation with the contractor but in the meantime authorize the quilt claim deed to the State.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to quit claim City property to the State as indicated on Exhibit A with direction City management to talk with the State about doing everything possible to preserve and protect the older trees in the park area on the east side of the I-15 freeway.

Councilmember Almquist suggested the motion include the provision that the City Manager be directed to speak with the State about this matter.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:


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Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement to allow the Dinosaur Ahtorium Board to operate the Dinosaur Museum.

This item was tabled.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Community Development Director Bob Nicholson advised the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 11, 2010, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for June 3, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. to consider (1) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 10, St. George City Code to add indoor shooting range as a permitted use with standards in the C-2 and C-3 zones and to add Section 10-10-5 L Indoor Shooting Range standards, (2) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 22, St. George City Code, Wireless Telecommunication Facilities to remove the limit of three providers on one cell tower, (3) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 14, St. George City Code to allow carports in the side yard setback in the original platted area of St. George subject to certain restrictions, and (4) an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 11, St. George City Code, to allow recreational enterprises as a conditional use in the M-1 zone.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to schedule the public hearings as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT:
Jay Sandberg explained the City received a request for a lot line adjustment for Lots 29 and 30 in the Stone Cliffs Phase I subdivision. The easements associated with the original lot line will need to be vacated. The landscaping overlaps onto the other lot and the owner has posted a letter of credit, although a time certain has not been designated. He suggested that 60 days is a reasonable time.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approval the lot line adjustment with a 60 day notice.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Jay Sandberg explained that a preliminary plat for the Ledges Phase 11 was approved in 2008 but expired in 2009. This original plat had 40 lots. This is the same area but the lots have been decreased slightly and two lots have been eliminated. Valderra Development is the developer/owner. He displayed a map and aerial view of the site. There are no cliff edges in this subdivision plat as in other phases and homes will not be seen from the highway running through Snow Canyon State Park. 30% of each lot

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will be preserved and all units will be one story and designed to fit the lot. A 3,300 ft. private street runs through the development with a dead-end culdesac and hammerhead turnarounds in some of the intersections. As the plan is developed an emergency access will be provided in conjunction with a water line. There could possibly be a secondary emergency pathway to the future resort area. The Fire Department has requested that each lot be sprinkled, which the developer has agreed to. Lighting will be shielded so there is no glare at night.

Councilmember Shakespeare expressed concern that future homes could be seen from Snow Canyon State Park, lighting, and the use of hammerheads. She stated she did not believe the hammerhead turnarounds could accommodate large fire engines.

Jay Sandberg replied that he has been involved with this project for years and there is an extensive boundary line agreement to preserve the views as much as possible. Private land was traded with Snow Canyon State Park, and this project sits down away from the edge. The homes will not be seen from the State Park.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented it was critical to remember that all of the houses along the rim of the Park might have been able to be seen had it not been for a boundary line agreement proposed by the owner of this property to protect the views from the State Park. The homes are set back to protect the view shed because of this agreement and without it they could have been built clear to the edge of the canyon, and this plat had already been approved.

Jay Sandberg advised that the hammerheads meet City Code.

Mayor Pro Tem Bunker inquired what would happen in ten years when the owners along the private streets want the City to take them over as public streets.

Mr. Sandberg replied that the streets would have to be upgraded. When the original Ledges PD was approved, the City agreed that generally the roads on the west side would be private and the roads on the east side would be public.

Councilmember Pike inquired how wide the hammerhead streets will be.

Mr. Sandberg replied they are at least 20 feet and most homes will have circular driveways. The lots are one acre or more.

Councilmember Almquist inquired why hammerheads were used instead of culdesacs.

Mr. Sandberg replied that the lots were originally flag lots and in order to meet ordinance criteria, hammerheads were used. They have been allowed in private developments all over the City.

Roy Bartee explained that he is the design and construction manager for Valderra Development and this plat was previously approved as the Ledges Phase 11. It has been redesigned to uniquely distinguish it from other subdivisions at the Ledges. The lots are large rural lots to take advantage of the views and terrain. The lots have been moved 200 feet away from the park boundary. The reason for the hammerheads is that each of the streets accesses only two lots. Lighting will be covered and shielded. The Fire Department has bought off on the design. The width of the hammerheads will be 22' of asphalt but the right-of-way including the curb, gutter and sidewalk is 31'. The State Park boundary was adjusted early on in the process and is the boundary wanted by the State. None of the homes built in this subdivision will be seen from any portion of the road through the State Park. The CC&Rs will be sensitive to the natural land forms and homes will blend in with the land forms. They will be low profile homes with a minimum and maximum square footage, height restriction, limits on disturbed area and irrigated landscaping.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye

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Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage to a height above 15' at 2922 South 2350 East in the Knolls at Little Valley Subdivision. Mr. and Mrs. James McCune, applicants.

City Planner Craig Harvey advised the property is located in an RE-12.5 zone. The structure will be 23'9". The new structure will have attic storage but no liveable space. The Planning Commission recommends approval based on findings with regard to aesthetics, height, and maintaining the character and purpose of the zone. There were no comments from neighbors at the Planning Commission meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the conditional use permit as recommended by the Planning Commission.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

GRANT AGREEMENT:
Consider approval to become a party to a 21st Century Grant in the provision of evening classes for Millcreek High School students.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is an agreement with the Washington County School District for Millcreek High School to seek a government grant to allow on-the-job training. Certain City employees will be involved, as will City facilities, in order to provide vocational opportunities for Millcreek students. Any City costs will be paid for from the proceeds of the grant.

Gary Sanders advised the agreement is for five years. The first three years will be fully funded, with the fourth funded at 75% and the fifth year funded at 50%. After that it is hoped the program will be self-sustaining. There will be 33 hours of classes over a period of 11 weeks. The classes will be in the area of horticulture, sculpture maintenance, theater, art history, etc.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented he could not see a downside except for use of the facilities, which would be at no cost to the City.

Councilmember Pike inquired if City employees time would be compensated.

Mr. Esplin replied that employee time would be compensated by the grant. He stated his only concern is that if City facilities are used, a City employee must be present. He recommended approval of the agreement subject to legal review.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the grant agreement subject to legal review.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.


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AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a CDBG agreement with Five County AOG.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is an annual agreement with Five County Association of Governments who provides the processing for the down payment assistance program which has been very successful in the past. He recommended approval.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the agreement.
SECOND The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

David Bates explained that since 2008 55 down payment assistance loans have been made.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a CDBG agreement with the Family Support Center of Washington County for the use of federal CDBG funds.

David Bates explained that the Family Support Center is a non-profit organization. The City Council previously approved allocation of $79,234 to them for purchase of a home, but they could not come up with the entire $212,000 needed to purchase the home. It will take them two years to raise the entire amount needed to purchase the home and they would like to extend the agreement with the City for allocation of the $79,234 for another year. They are also applying to the Five County AOG for funds as well.

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

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LAB TESTING OF SWIMMING POOLS:
Consider approval of a proposal to provide water quality laboratory testing of non-residential swimming pools in the Southern Utah area.n ete

Scott Taylor, Water Manager, advised that Utah Code requires public pools to be tested monthly for bacteria. This is not a new requirement, but has never been enforced in Washington County because there has not been a lab in the area that could conduct the testing. The Health Department has contacted the City and requested the Citys lab be used. A residential pool is defined as up to three families sharing one pool. Public pools are those within PUDs, apartments, hotels, etc. Over 470 pools need to be tested on a monthly basis, but not all are run year-round. The next nearest testing facility is in the Salt Lake Valley. Two tests each year are required, but this first year the Health Department will require only one test for each pool. A new full-time lab technician will be required after this first year, but until then a part-time person will be needed. The recommended cost per test is $15 for one test, and $25 for two tests. This will cost the City about $70,000 a year in order to add one person and the equipment needed, but at $40 for both tests, this will bring in $84,000 a year.

Councilmember Shakespeare commented this will be a great service to the community.

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City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the cost of the test may need to be raised in order to cover costs and build up a reserve to replace equipment.

Councilmember Almquist inquired who would be responsible for the paper trail.

Mr. Taylor replied that staff will have to work with the Health Department and pool operators to make sure the tests are staggered throughout the month as the City has its own culinary water tests to be performed the first of each month. The City will be following the paper trail between the City and pool operators, but violations will be handled by the Health Department.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that a resolution will have to be prepared and approved by the City Council setting the pricing for the tests.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the proposal.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Jerry Campbell, representing the AOPC, advised that a pool plan is also required to be submitted to the Health Department by PUDs. He advised the AOPC has worked with the Health Department for some time with regard to this matter and he is appreciative the City saw this as a good program, and it is a win-win for everyone.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with Tri-Star Marketing for services as outlined under the SCAS/DOT grant.

Marc Mortensen, Assistant to the City Manager, explained the agreement is covered under the grant received from the Department of Transportation in an amount not to exceed $50,000 for the business and marketing plan, $30,000 for presentations and meetings with airlines, and $150 per hour for additional services. The Citys match is 20% which can also include in-kind services, and the City has already met this match.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented it is important to realize the overall effect is not only to look at air service, but also economic development around the airport. Tri-Star has done similar plans to identify the types of businesses that would be interested in an airport like ours to bring airport-friendly industry here. He commented there are also funds in the grant to do some marketing for the existing airport.

Mr. Mortensen replied the City is trying to assist Skywest in their marketing efforts as outlined under the grant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Shakespeare to approve the agreement.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the May 6, 2010 City Council meeting.



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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the minutes as presented.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn was made by Councilmember Nickle.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem Bunker called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Nickle - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Shakespeare - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Mayor Pro Tem Bunker - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.




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Gay Cragun, City Recorder