City Council Minutes

Thursday, November 10,2011



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
NOVEMBER 10, 2011, 4:00 P.M.
ADMINISTRATION CONFERENCE ROOM

PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Councilmember Ben Nickle
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Gail Bunker
Councilmember Jon Pike
Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich
Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston
City Recorder Gay Cragun

EXCUSED:
City Manager Gary Esplin
Councilmember Gloria Shakespeare

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance was led by Mayor McArthur and the invocation was offered by Bruce Jensen.

UPDATE ON HERITAGE DAYS:
Summer Robertson, Chair, reviewed a calendar of events for Heritage Days.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for Phase III of the flood construction recovery project.

Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that bids for this project were opened last Thursday, and in order to give the contractor an extra two weeks this item has been placed on the agenda. There is a window from April 1 through July 31 in which no construction can take place in the river. Phase III of this project consists of the area from the Valley View bridge to Cottonwood Cove Park. The low bid was submitted by Interstate Rock in the amount of $650,749. Staff recommends approval. The engineers estimate was $688,066. The next highest bid was submitted by Stevens in the amount of $718,036. The Citys match is 25% in the amount of $174,351. The City will also be doing some vegetation and seeding on its own.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid to Interstate Rock in the amount of $650,749.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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November 10, 2011

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with Rosenberg Associates for Phase IV of the flood construction recovery project.

Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich explained that Phase IV of the flood construction recovery project is also on the Santa Clara River in the Tonaquint/Southgate Golf Course area and consists of repairing the flood walls in that area. This agreement is for design and engineering construction management in the amount of $47,259.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

UPDATE ON FLOOD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich updated the City Council on the flood construction projects at the Millcreek Generation Facility and at the Blackrock area of the Sunbrook Golf Course. She then updated the City Council on repair to City trails damaged by the flood. She advised there are still 40 flood repair projects to complete by August 11, 2012, but there is the ability to request an extension. Brief discussions were held on sediment removal in the Bloomington channel and tamarisk removal.

UPDATE ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
Cameron Cutler presented an update on the Red Hills Parkway project from Bluff Street to 1000 East and then a video clip of blasting on the Parkway. He updated the City Council on the Dixie Drive reconstruction project from Mathis Bridge to Tonaquint Park.

Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself.

Mr. Cutler updated the City Council on the Riverside Drive widening project.

Jay Sandberg updated the City Council on the 1450 South 3000 East project.

Mr. Cutler updated the City Council on the signal projects at 2450 South and River Road, 1450 South and River Road, and 700 South and 700 East.

UPDATE ON FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS:
Jay Sandberg updated the City Council on the Main Street and Highland Drive drainage projects.

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UPDATE ON THE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN:
Mark Goble presented a power point presentation on the demonstration garden covering grading concepts and cross sections. It is scheduled to open next summer.

REPORT FROM THE TECH SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Support Services Manager Marc Mortensen advised that security cameras are being installed at Town Square and the skateboard park.

Dave Evens presented a demonstration of a power app for the Power Department and an ap for the public to use to find addresses.

Marc Mortensen then presented a video on social media.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder