City Council Minutes

Thursday, August 2,2012



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 2, 2012, 4:00 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Daniel McArthur Councilmember Gail Bunker Councilmember Jon Pike Councilmember Ben Nickle Councilmember Gil Almquist Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich City Attorney Shawn Guzman City Recorder Gay Cragun EXCUSED: Councilmember Jimmie Hughes City Manager Gary Esplin OPENING: Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He then led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. The invocation was offered by Rulon Jones. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for a 2012 Freightliner 114 chassis for the Vac-Con combo machine. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that this is the chassis for the Vac-con combo machine approved at the last City Council meeting. She recommended approval of the purchase through the state contract with Warner Truck Center in the amount of $108,649.37. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the purchase as recommended. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. AWARD OF BID: Consider award of bid for awards, medallions and sponsor recognition for the St. George marathon. Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended approval of the sole source purchase with Kenworthy Signs in an amount not to exceed $62,000 for the year. The trophies, etc. are unique in that they are made from local stone. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid as recommended. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that the unit prices did not increase from last year. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR PRO TEMPORE: Appointment of Jon Pike as Mayor Pro Tempore for Saturday, August 11. Mayor McArthur advised that he will be out of town on August 11, and recommended that Councilmember Jon Pike be appointed as Mayor Pro Tempore for that day. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to appoint Councilmember Jon Pike as Mayor Pro Tempore for August 11, 2012. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2012 Page Two 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a fundraiser at the Sunbowl. Children of Hope Academy, applicant. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised the event is a golf ball drop. Alton Wade, applicant, explained he would like permission to use the Sunbowl on August 25 from 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for the fundraiser. The Children of Hope Academy is a non-profit school located behind Dixie State College. There are 25 Down Syndrome, autistic and other children enrolled in the school; most are young adults. He advised that no one receives any pay and everyone is a volunteer. Volunteers work one on one with the students on a daily basis. Most of the volunteers are from the College, or Institute or community. He advised that his wife is the Director of the school. They have to raise $16,000 every year to support the students. Most of the students have been through the school system but still cant read or do math. The students are evaluated every six months. Mayor McArthur advised that the City Council has the authority to waive any associated fees. Mr. Wade explained that the golf balls are dropped from a helicopter. 50 prizes have been donated for the event. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that the police have reviewed and approved the security plan and the applicant will have the necessary insurance. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the special event permit and waive associated fees. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT: Consider approval of a special event permit for a walk/fundraiser at Town Square. Hope Pregnancy Care Center, applicant. Shannon Gerber, applicant, advised that the same event was held last year and over 400 people attended. Hope Pregnancy Center is a non-profit faith-based and life-affirming organization which helps with practical, emotional and spiritual support. She explained that attendees are encouraged to bring a baby bottle full of coins to dump in a wheelbarrow. They will be given a shirt, and then there will be a walk. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on October 18. Budget and Financial Planning Manager Deanna Brklacich advised that the walkers will stay on the sidewalk so no road closures are needed. The security plan and insurance certificate have been submitted and the applicant will be responsible for all clean up. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the special event permit and waive associated fees. SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle. VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows: Councilmember Bunker - aye Councilmember Almquist - aye St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2012 Page Three Councilmember Nickle - aye Councilmember Pike - aye The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. CONTRACT: Consider approval of a contract with the Five County Association of Governments for the administration of the Down Payment Assistance Program. Brian Maxfield explained the contract is the same as last years. Last years amount was $194,000. This years amount is $155,000, but with program income, will amount to $194,000. The program is administered by the Five County AOG and they can take up to 20% for administration, but they use only 9%. Qualifications for the program include an income of less than 80% of the median income. The program provides up to $6,000 toward the down payment. If the residence is occupied for ten years, then the $6,000 becomes a grant. Last year the program helped 29 people, and the same number is anticipated this year. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the contract. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. APPOINTMENT: Appointments to boards and commissions of the City. Mayor McArthur recommended appointment of Glen Blakely to the Sign Review Board. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to appoint Glen Blakely to the Sign Review Board. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ADJOURN TO CLOSES SESSION: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adjourn to a closed session to discuss litigation. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. RECONVENE: MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Almquist. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE EASEMENT/RESOLUTION: Public hearing to consider vacation of a water line easement and a portion of an ingress and egress easement along Sullivans Lane. St. George City Council Minutes August 2, 2012 Page Four Todd Jacobsen explained the water line easement is part of the Rosenbruch parcel that the City acquired. The right of way has never officially been dedicated and is part of Sullivans Lane. The City will retain 27 shares of water rights. He displayed a map of the site. Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve vacation of the water line easement and a portion of the ingress and egress easement along Sullivans Lane 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur invited a Scout in the audience to introduce himself. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held July 19, 2012. MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the minutes as presented. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. Mayor McArthur advised that on Saturday, August 18, Red Hills Parkway will be closed for a dedication of all projects which have recently been completed. ADJOURN: MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adjourn. 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 The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. ________________________________ Gay Cragun, City Recorder