City Council Minutes

Thursday, March 15,2012



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MARCH 15, 2012, 4:00 P.M.
REGULAR MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS


PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Councilmember Jon Pike
Councilmember Gail Bunker
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Ben Nickle
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
Deputy City Recorder Christina Fernandez

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

Mayor McArthur invited all Boy Scouts and youth to introduce themselves.

Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming the fourth week of March as Wellness Week in St. George. Shana Bland with the St. George Senior Citizens Center accepted the proclamation.

BID OPENING:
Consider award of bid for traffic paint.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the bid is to purchase Ennis Flint traffic paint in the amount of $53,487.50 off the Salt Lake Utah State contract.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid in the amount of $53,487.50.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BID OPENING:
Consider award of bid to crack seal various roads in the City.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that two bids were received. She recommended award of the bid to the low bidder, Superior Asphalt in the amount of $238,000.00

Mayor McArthur inquired if a schedule of when and which streets are to be repaired is posted on the City website. He noted that information may be helpful to the public.

Transportation Services Manager Cameron Cutler explained that the streets to be repaired were listed on the bid specifications, but not on the City website. He stated that he would post a schedule on the City website.

Councilmember Almquist asked who the other bidder was.

Ms. Hood stated the other bidder was Holbrook Asphalt.

Councilmember Pike inquired if Superior Asphalt was a local company.

Ms. Hood stated that Superior Asphalt is located in Magna, Utah; however, Holbrook Asphalt did not come within five percent of the low bid.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to award the bid to Superior Asphalt in the amount of $238,000.00.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BEER LICENSE:
Consider approval of a beer license for Lins Marketplace. Neal Berube, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that although there is an existing license, Lins Marketplace is requesting a new license holder and meets all requirements.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the
beer license.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT:
Consider approval of a special event permit for the Southern Utah Culinary Festival. Adam Stuart, applicant.

Adam Stuart representing the Southern Utah Culinary Festival provided a handout which details the layout of the booths. He explained the festival will be held at Vernon Worthen Park on May 11 and 12, 2012. The purpose of the festival is to promote locally owned businesses by creating a platform that can showcase their businesses and food to the people of Southern Utah. The festival will include approximately 70 vendors set up under 10 x 10 canopies and is intended primarily for restaurants in the community. Mr. Stuart stated that he has worked with City staff to obtain the special events permit and all have been incredibly helpful.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if Mr. Stuart has coordinated with the Parks staff with regard to watering of the lawn.

Mr. Stuart replied that he has not yet coordinated that with the Parks staff, but he will do so.

Mayor McArthur asked if Mr. Stuart has contacted any of the local restaurants.

Mr. Stuart explained that while there has been quite a bit of interest, he wanted to wait until after he spoke with the City Council to move forward.

Mayor McArthur commented this will be a great opportunity to showcase local businesses.

Mr. Stuart stated that the area has chains that have plenty of money and the purpose it to give the local businesses exposure and recognition to survive.

Councilmember Bunker inquired if Mr. Stuart owns a restaurant or if this was a 501c3. She also inquired about where the stage was going to be set up.

Mr. Stuart explained that he does not own a restaurant and this is a for profit company that will be selling booth space to vendors. He also stated that the stage will 20' x 20' and will be located at the Southeast corner.

Mayor McArthur explained to Mr. Stuart that he will need to follow through with all requirements for obtaining the permit.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the
special events permit.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
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VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LAND ACQUISITION:
Consider approval of a purchase agreement for 13.35 acres of floodplain property where the City will route the Virgin River Trail South C segment adjacent to the Sun River development.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is for formal approval to purchase 13.35 acres needed for the Sun River trail as discussed in a previous work meeting. The value is based on the County assessment.

Councilmember Pike commented this purchase will be great for the trail.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

BEER LICENSE:
Consider approval of a beer license for the Riverside Texaco at 1572 S. Convention Center Drive. Vishnu Patel, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that although there is an existing license, the Riverside Texaco is requesting a new license holder and meets all requirements.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Community Development Projects Coordinator Bob Nicholson advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held May 13, 2012, recommended that a public hearing be scheduled for April 5, 2012 to consider a zone change request from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 square foot minimum lot size) to R-3 (Multiple Family) on 0.86 acres generally located at 1020 East and 600 South. The applicant is Janean Huppi. Mr. Nicholson stated the plan conforms with the general plan for the City.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearing as
recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.







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VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Neighborhood Medical to create a doctors office on a 0.54 acre parcel. The applicant is Sun River and the representative is Rosenberg and Associates. The property is zoned PD-COM and is located at approximately 1385 West Havasu Drive. The applicant is creating a one lot subdivision adjacent to an assisted living center and is a modular building used as a doctors office.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms - Phase 2 to create a 16 lot residential subdivision on a 13.97 acre parcel. The applicant is KDQD LLC and the representative is Mr. Stacy Young. The property is zoned RE-20 and RE-37.5 and is located near Little Valley Road and south of the Rancho Verde Estates subdivision. Lots will be .50 to 1 acre and the overall density is 1.15 dwelling units per acre. The roadway is a 58 foot right of way providing for an 8 foot landscaping strip between the curb and sidewalk. The Planning Commission recommends approval.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Bob Nicholson presented the preliminary plat for Sycamore - Phase 2 to create a 15 lot residential subdivision on a 6.64 acre parcel. The applicant is KDQD LLC and the representative is Mr. Stacy Young. The property is zoned RE-12.5 and is located near Little Valley Road and south of the Sun Valley Estates Phase 7 subdivision. He stated at a previous meeting, Councilmembers approved the abandonment of Banded Hills Drive. The new road will give access to the westside of the airport through the subdivision.

Councilmember Hughes asked what the average lot size will be.

Mr. Nicholson responded the lots will average from 12,500 sq. ft. to 17,219 sq. feet.

Councilmember Pike inquired if the lots will front on the new street.

Mr. Nicholson responded they will front the new street. He said the street will be a 60 foot right of way to accommodate some of the additional traffic.



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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the
preliminary plat.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LOT SPLIT:
City Planner Craig Harvie advised this request is to split a 0.95 acre residential lot into two individual lots. He stated the size of the new parcels will be 0.51 acres for parcel 1 and 0.44 acres for parcel 2. A zone change was approved by the City Council at the last meeting. The applicants home is currently on parcel 1. He stated the Planning Commission recommends the approval with the standard conditions that accompany lot splits.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the lot split
provided the standards conditions are met.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT:
Project Manager Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose of the lot line adjustment is to provide an additional area to a previously approved cell tower within the Desert Canyons Development located near the Utah/Arizona border. The additional land will serve for equipment shelters and room for maneuverability.

Councilmember Almquist commented when the item was discussed as a hillside item, any structures will be colored so as to blend in. He asked the applicant to consider the color as he does not want bright colors to cause the structure to stand out.

Kent Miller with Desert Canyons Development replied the structure will blend in very well.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the lot line
adjustment provided any additional structures will blend in with the colors
of the site.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RELEASE OF PROPERTY:
Consider approval for the release of 18.26 acres of property pursuant to the Loan Agreement between the City of St. George and Desert Canyon Development dated January 27, 2009 and for the partial release from the Sewer Reimbursement Agreement for 18.26 acres. Desert Canyons Development, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City has a trust deed to guarantee payment of the loan that the State gave the City which the City then loaned to Quality Development to build the Southern Parkway interchange number 6. The City has previously released some of the property as the payment was due. This year as part of their payment, the

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applicant is requesting the City release area A which is 18.26 acres. The balance owing on the loan is approximately $1.5 million which is secured by the remaining 58.59 acres.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the release of
property as has been described.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CHANGE ORDER:
Consider approval of change order in the amount of $138,370.75 to Sunroc Corporation for the Dixie Drive reconstruction project.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a complicated item. The City has a contract with Sunroc to complete the construction on Dixie Drive. As part of the construction, Sunroc will be installing and landscaping the medians as well as landscaping around the parking lot next to the existing parking lot at Cottonwood Cove Park. This phase of the construction was not included in the original bid. City Staff felt the best way to finish up the road was to do a change order since Sunroc and their subcontractors were in the middle of the project. In addition, if this was not done using a change order, there would be a need to re-bid the traffic controls that were already in place. Sunroc was asked to provide the City with a cost of the change order. Sunroc came back with proposals from 3 different companies and stated the cost would be $138,370.75 which includes Sunrocs overhead. Sunroc has chosen to go with the 3rd bid which is the contractor currently working on the project. Sunroc would like to continue to use the same contractor. If the City had a separate contract from Sunroc there would be other contractors in the middle of the project before Sunroc was finished.

Transportation Services Manager Cameron Cutler stated the three quotes provided were within $500 of each other. Sunrocs request is to utilize the same subcontractor they are currently using on the contract.

Councilmember Hughes asked Mr. Cutler to explain why it was not included in the original bid.

Mr. Cutler replied that it was not included because at the time the landscape plans were not available. The City went ahead and bid it out knowing that the landscape plans would have to be completed. Once the project was near completion City staff looked at the timing versus if another contractor could do the job. If the landscaping was bid out separately, while the landscaping was being completed, Sunroc would have had to pull off the project and the City would have to get traffic control out on the street. City staff felt the best option would be to keep the current contractor on the project and ask them to do a change order.

Councilmember Hughes asked if Sunroc got the bids and if the City was able to view the bids. Being the newest Councilmember, he is concerned with contractors who bid low and then request a change order.

Mr. Cutler explained that Sunroc did get the bids.

Councilmember Nickle inquired if there was oversight for Sunrocs bidding process. He wondered if Sunroc has the same standards as the City.

Landscape Architect Mark Goble stated he did request to view the bids to ensure that each unit price was appropriate and he felt they were.

Mr. Cutler explained Sunroc did have oversight on this change order.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the three bids were within $500 of each other. The change order will be higher because the City will have to pay Sunroc a percentage of their overhead. He explained that although the change order does not seem like the normal way to do this, in order to get the project completed on time, City staff felt a change order was the best route to go. However, if the landscaping was bid separately the City would have to follow the bid process, Sunroc would have to be removed from the project while

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the landscaping was being done, reseal the road and bring in traffic control which would raise costs. He stated if the Council did not want to approve the change order, the bids could be thrown out and rebid following the Citys bidding policy.

Mayor McArthur stated the process to rebid may cost more than the amount of the change order. The 10 percent on the change order to cover Sunrocs overhead may need to be paid in traffic control if the bid is done separately.

Councilmember Hughes asked if the City will want to do this differently in the future.

Councilmember Pike explained this is usually how things work. The general contractor who places a bid gets their own subcontractors. This request isnt so unusual, what is unusual is that the landscaping was not part of the original bid documents.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the reason the landscaping plans were not included was because the City was trying to get this project complete before the new Dixie Drive interchange opens. If the City would have waited to get the landscaping bids from Sunroc, the project would have been delayed. The bridge and landscaping were pulled out of the bid documents to save time.

Mayor McArthur expressed the bids were within $500, traffic control would take care of the 10 percent overhead paid to Sunroc, and the project would be completed in a timely manner without hassling the public.

City Manager Gary Esplin asked how much the overhead was.

Mr. Goble stated the overhead is about 12 percent.

Councilmember Nickle stated he understood the Citys point of view , but questioned if this was the right way to do this. There may have been other bidders out there who may have been more competitive and he would rather have done it the right way. He stated that rather than seeing this on an addendum, he would have liked to have seen this on an actual agenda so that he could have had more information.

Councilmember Bunker stated that she agreed with Councilmember Nickle if the bids were not so close. The overhead percentage and traffic control costs are almost a wash.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that if there were not timing issues the bid documents would have all the information included and would have been part of the total bid. The way this bid was handled, City staff was able to design the landscaping the way the City wanted, but that wasnt done before the bid documents went out originally. He stated he agreed with Councilmember Nickle about putting the item on as an addendum; he was not in his office when the request came in for the item to be added. In the future, he would rather it be left off the agenda for two weeks to have adequate back up data.

Councilmember Nickle stated that since this was such a complicated item it should be on the original agenda, not an addendum.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the change order
in the amount of $138,370.75 to Sunroc Corporation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to adjourn to a closed
session to discuss a land issue.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.


RECONVENE:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to reconvene.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.



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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of an amended final plat for the Western Rock Subdivision Amended and Extended. Mark Walter (Stucki Investments) and Bush & Gudgell, applicants.

Project Manager Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose of this amendment is to reduce the size of lot 1 from 1.35 acres to 0.84 acres, adding the portion from lot 1 to lot 8. In addition, the easement that is part of lot 1 being added to lot 8 is being abandoned and a new easement is being created around the entire lot 8.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plat
amendment by ordinance .
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider amending the PD Commercial zone at 150 West Hilton Drive for Stephen Wade Chevrolet to modify the existing buildings front facade. Stephen Wade, applicant.

City Engineer Ray Snyder stated General Motors Corporation is requesting the automobile dealerships to change their building facade to a silver metal exterior finish to comply with a new corporate look. Mr. Snyder explained the Council has previously approved a neutral gray stucco finish and the Planning Commission has recommended denial of the zone change.

Bill Western, architect for Stephen Wade Chevrolet, stated that Mr. Wade has the desire to abide with the request from General Motors as well as the City. Mr. Western explained per City ordinance 2007-10-003, the requested color scheme does not meet intent. He further explained that Mr. Wade has tried to make concessions to General Motors and their request of a blue sign in the front of the building was impossible to pass.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if there were any defects or cause to change the existing materials.

Mr. Western replied there were none, General Motors was simply trying to have all dealerships uniform in color.



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Councilmember Bunker commented that she cannot see why General Motors wants to change the colors as the existing facade is great.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to deny the request. 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 Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of an amended final plat for Whisper Ridge Phase 2 Second Amended and Extended. Sean Hawes and Bush & Gudgell, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen explained the purpose of this amendment is to amend note 10. The amended note 10 will allow for walk out basements, or if approved by City staff, a slab on grade home to be built.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the zone
change by ordinance.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMENDED FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider approval of an amended final plat for Cox Landing Phase 2 Amended and Extended. Phillip Hall and Alpha Engineering, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen advised this item was tabled at request of applicant.

PUBLIC HEARING/ABANDON EASEMENT/RESOLUTION
Public hearing to consider abandonment of an easement in The Highlands at Green Valley Phase 1. QRS Development and Bush & Gudgell, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen explained the owner would like to build a shed; however the easement has prevented this. Mr. Jacobsen stated the Engineering staff and JUC had the applicants trench to find utilities and found none. All parties agree to abandon the easement.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the
abandonment by resolution.
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 Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ABANDON EASEMENT and LOT MERGER/RESOLUTION:
Public hearing to consider abandonment of an easement and a lot merger for Black Berry Court Phase 2 in the Bloomington area. Darren Coughlin and Rosenberg Associates, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen stated lot 34 of Bloomington Gardens Phase 2 and the remnant piece from Black Berry Court Phase 2 will be merged together creating one lot. The easement located between the two parcels is to be abandoned with a new easement being granted around the entire newly created parcel.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the
abandonment and lot merger by resolution.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-20 (Agricultural 20 acre minimum lot size) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on 21.59 acres and C-2 (Commercial) on 3.58 acres for Sun Valley Estates Phases 12-14 located on Crimson Ridge Road and 3000 East. Quality Development, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey stated the parcel to the south is currently zoned R-1-10. He explained the General Plan that has been previously approved includes a park on this parcel which will be up to 10 acres. Mr. Harvey explained there have been discussions with the Parks Planning Staff to move the park.

Stacy Young with Quality Development, LC explained although the park planned as shown on the general plan was more ambitious than what is necessary, he can still see a recreation center in the area. He stated immediately after the amendment process, he met with the Parks Planning staff to talk about a recreation area tied in with a park. Mr. Young stated the problem was trying to achieve the same vision without decomposing the vision of the park.

Councilmember Bunker expressed she would like Mr. Young to work with the Parks Planning staff to find a more suitable area for the park.

Councilmember Pike commented The Fields at Little Valley is a regional park.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the original General Plan shows the park as a regional park. He inquired where the park would be located.

Mr. Young answered that while there is not a need for more playing field, a recreation center would serve as a regional community center.

Mr. Esplin stated there are approximately 1,500 lots planned between Little Valley Road to the airport bluff. He explained when the area is developed in the future the plan will need to include a 10 acre park. He expressed that if the parcel is divided, the acreage must remain the same; however it may not include the same type of facilities or programming. The City will need to be assured that the park amenities will be there.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There were no public comments, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone
change by ordinance as recommended by the Parks Planning Department
including the issue of park location.

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SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider an amendment to Title 10, Chapter 10, Section 5, St. George City Code, Sales Lots for Automobiles.

Community Development Projects Coordinator Bob Nicholson stated the City Council has discussed this request in prior meetings. He explained the changes would include removing the minimum and maximum lot requirements, customer parking areas are to be designated and signed, businesses will be required to include an on-site office with restroom facilities, and businesses must be located along designated streets which are Sunset Boulevard, St. George Boulevard, Bluff Street, Hilton Drive, Blackridge Drive, Red Hills Parkway from 1000 East to 1400 East, Convention Center Drive, Sunland Drive, 700 South from I-15 to River Road, and the parcel located at 150 East on 1160 South Street. He further explained although sales lots will not be allowed within the Downtown Historic District, those located there currently can remain as long as they are not abandoned. All sales lots will need to meet the landscape standards as required in commercial zones.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman inquired about language for Red Hills Parkway.

Mr. Nicholson explained although the current ordinance includes 1000 East to 1400 East on Red Hills Parkway, the Planning Commission recommended extending the zone to 1800 East.

Councilmember Pike asked if the City could extend the limit.

Mayor McArthur and Mr. Guzman answered yes.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Ed Baca stated that in an prior discussion with Stehpen Wade he could see how important this is and he remembered about 8 to 10 years ago, the City tried to look at car sales lots. Looking at the Americans with Disabilities Act, this is a continuation from where the City began 10 years ago.

Paul Allen explained he is a property owner on Red Hills Parkway and the frontage road. He stated that it makes sense they can use their property and that he is in favor of this change.

Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the
zone change by ordinance.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike with the addition of Red Hills Parkway from 1000 East to 1800 East.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the February 23, 2012 City Council meeting.

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


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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the February 29, 2012 City Council meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the minutes
as submitted.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll call vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the March 1, 2012 City Council meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the minutes
as submitted.
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 Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN:

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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Christina Fernandez, Deputy City Recorder