City Council Agenda



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 16, 2012, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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


OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Gail Bunker and the invocation was offered by Jon Pike.

Mayor McArthur announced that the dedication and ribbon cutting of all recently completed road projects has been moved to September 8. He stated the City is grateful for the $555,000 Small Communities Block Grant from the US Department of Transportation which the City will use to encourage more air service and destinations.

Mayor McArthur read a proclamation proclaiming September 27 as Recovery Day in the City. He then presented the proclamation to Angie Graf, Program Manager for the SW Center. Ms. Graf stated that Recovery Day is held in conjunction with other agencies who support recovery from all addictions.

ORDINANCE:
Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of 900 South Street between 450 East and 500 East, and reduce the width of 900 South Street from 66 feet to 50 feet on the north and south sides of 900 South from 400 East to 450 East.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this item is for the senior housing project and new substation that has been talked about for years.

Todd Jacobsen explained that a public hearing was held and closed on September 22, 2011, and the item was tabled at that time.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this is a property trade. In order to expand the substation, the City needs more space. It is proposed to trade right-of-way on 900 South for fee simple title to property for the substation. A 50' right-of-way will be maintained on 900 South.

Mr. Jacobsen advised that an easement over a sewer line in 900 South will be retained for maintenance of that line.

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston commented that because the applicants do not yet own the property, the City is entering into an agreement with them and will record the vacation once they have purchased the property.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that construction of the substation is in this years budget.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the ordinance reducing the width of a portion of 900 South Street from 66' to 50' on the north and south sides, and in accordance with the agreement as recommended by the Deputy City Attorney.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston advised that the motion should also include retention of an easement over the sewer line in 900 South.

Councilmembers Pike and Bunker agreed to retention of the easement in the motion.

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.

BEER LICENSE:
Consider approval of an off-premise beer license for the Sunset Texaco at 851 W. Sunset Blvd. Vishnu Patel, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented there is already an existing license at this location, but a new license is needed for the new owner. All necessary paperwork has been submitted and the request meets all requirements.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the request.
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.

BEER LICENSE AND LOCAL CONSENT:
Consider approval of a beer license and local consent for a full-service restaurant liquor license for Wing Nutz at 1091 No. Bluff. William Owens, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this business currently has a license, but a new one is needed for the new owner. All necessary paperwork has been submitted and the request meets all requirements.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the request.
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.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEE WAIVER:
Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver for use of Tonaquint Park for the Southern Utah Walk for MS. Christina Hopkinson, applicant.

Christina Hopkinson, coordinator for the event, advised this will be the seventh year it is held. She requested waiver of the special event permit fee and park rental fee.

Mayor McArthur commented that the applicants will be responsible for clean-up.

Ms. Hopkinson replied that they have a clean-up crew. The Walk will be held October 20, beginning at 9:00 a.m. All proceeds go to the Utah Chapter of the MS Society. Usually 300-350 people attend. A breakfast is served. The last few years around $15,000 has been raised. This year the Walk has been combined with Cedar City to be called the Southern Utah Walk.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve waiver of both fees.
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.



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SPECIAL EVENT FEE WAIVER:
Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver for use of Town Square for the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness event. Gordon Gunn, applicant.

Gordon Gunn, Washington County Domestic Violence Coalition Chair, introduced Mary Reeder, chair for the event. He advised they are present to request a waiver of fees to use the Town Square on October 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of promoting domestic violence awareness. A memorial service will also be held for those who died as a result of domestic violence and to acknowledge the family members affected. They will also honor and recognize key individuals who have contributed to the prevention and intervention of domestic violence.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the request.
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.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that the applicant will be responsible for clean-up.

SPECIAL EVENT FEE WAIVER:
Consider approval of a special event permit fee waiver for use of Town Square for the SouthWest Utahs Recovery Day celebration. Neal Smith, applicant.

Angie Graf advised this will be the 3rd annual celebration. The event will be held September 27 and they are requesting a fee waiver.

Neal Smith, applicant, advised that everything at the event will be free, including the food.

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

FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATE:
Chief Robert Stoker advised that the Fire Department participated in the boot drive to raise money for the University of Utah Burn Center and Burn Camp. They raised $9,906.34. He thanked all citizens who donated.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held August 14, 2012, recommended that public hearings be scheduled for September 6, 2012 to consider (1) a zone change from C-2 to R-1-12 on 1.51 acres located on the northwest corner of the future intersection of 3000 East and Crimson Ridge Drive in the Little Valley area; and (2) a zone change from R-2 to PD Commercial to allow for a senior assisted living facility with nine beds on .24 acres at 321 W. Tabernacle.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to set the public hearings as recommended.
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.

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LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT/MERGER:
City Planner Ray Snyder explained the purpose of the lot line adjustment and lot line merger located at the southeast corner of 900 South Street from 450 East to 500 East is to give the City property to expand the substation. The portion of 900 South Street will be split down the middle, with the north property owner getting the north half of 900 South Street and the south property owner getting the south half of 900 South Street. A lot merger will be done with the remainder of the road portion.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented the City will have signed agreements with regard to development.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the lot line adjustment and lot merger.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that street is owned by the City, not the owner of adjacent property. The old platted areas of the City were in fee simple title, and this is why the City is deeding the property for the value of the parcel the City is getting in return.

Mayor McArthur commented there is a value to the streets, and the City is getting that value back by trading land.

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:
Todd Jacobsen presented the request for a lot split for property located at 1320 East and 1580 South, known as Bundy Lane. The property is owned by Verden Hannig. He explained that many years ago Mr. Hannig acquired two parcels, then merged them into one parcel in order to have only one tax ID number. Jared Taylor would now like to purchase property from Mr. Hannig, and this requires splitting the lot back to where it was originally. Easements will be required around the entire parcel. There is a private sewer easement so Mr. Hannig can continue to service his private sewer. He explained the private sewer easement is outside of the easement area the City would normally require.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the lot split.
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.

FINAL PLAT:
Todd Jacobsen presented the final plat for The Estates at Valdera, a 32 lot residential subdivision located in the Ledges development. Zoning is PD Residential. There has been discussion with the Legal Department and developer on an agreement which is still being worked out. The Legal Department is willing to move forward and give the developers a 30 day window to complete all arrangements.

City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that the City work with the developers to finalize the agreement, even though it is not all done as far as the title and easements. He recommended approval subject to the City Attorney approving the final agreement.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the final plat subject to finalizing an agreement within 30 days and subject to Legal Department approval.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.

Councilmember Almquist questioned the layout of a few of the lots and inquired if they met frontage requirements.

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City Manager Gary Esplin replied the layouts were to try and save the hill and eliminate cuts and disturbance to the hill. This was discussed when the preliminary plat was approved.

Allen Wright, applicant, advised there is an unbuildable zone on the plat.

Councilmember Almquist commented it was important not to set a precedent, and there is good reason to back up the action taken on this item.

Mr. Wright commented he would note that on the plat.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there are still plat conditions and fees that have to be paid. He requested that any approval be subject to legal review.

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:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for The Flats at South Point Revised, with 73 new townhome units in addition to the 17 detached units in Phase 1 of the recorded plat. The revised plat has 90 units on eight acres. The project is located at 2720 East and 450 North and is zoned R-3. Density is 11.2 units per acre. The General Plan shows the area as High Density Residential. The project went into foreclosure after Phase 1 was recorded. Staff did not like the original plan and did not think it worked, so they asked the developer to relook at the layout. They have now come up with this revised plan. They are doing clusters of units which feels like more open space. The density is increased, but staff feels it is a better development. They will move the small park and try to acquire more open space. They want the project to look like the Southgate Townhomes. The developer will be required to develop half of 450 North, and they do have the right to dedicate 450 North in front of property they dont own.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired if the developers had the right to dedicate 450 North in front of property they dont own. If so, this will connect 450 North from 2450 East to the Millcreek Industrial Park.

Mr. Jenkins replied that the property owner of the little piece has no frontage, and the developers have control of the frontage and can put half of the street in.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City has funds to finish off the road if there is a dedication.

Mr. Jenkins advised that once half of the 90 units are complete, the developer will be required to finish all improvements along 450 North.

City Manager Gary Esplin suggested that improvements to 450 North be made immediately. The City is allowing more density and allowing changes to be made to the project. 450 North needs to be finished first.

Councilmember Almquist commented that ten years ago in the Planning Commission meeting, concerns were expressed about access and drainage. He inquired if finishing half the road would help with drainage concerns.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied he thought the drainage issues had been resolved.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that he will check on this.

Wes Jenkins advised that drainage issues will be addressed in the construction drawings.

MOTION: A motion to approve the preliminary plat as discussed and require that improvements to 450 North be completed first was made by Councilmember Bunker.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff will indicate to the developers the City Councils concerns and this can be addressed with the final plat.



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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:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Mulberry Estates, a 42 lot single family residential subdivision on 19.60 acres located at the northwest corner of 3000 East and Crimson Ridge in the Little Valley area. Density is 2.45 units per acre. Zoning is R-1-12 and RE-20. There will be a 100' buffer setback. The applicants are also dedicating a 20' wide strip for a future equestrian trail. Staff recommends approval of a delay improvement agreement for 3000 East until the project is developed further down 3000 East.

Mayor McArthur commented that signs are needed in this area advising everyone that the area is an agricultural area.

Councilmember Hughes commented this was discussed before and will advise everyone who is looking to buy a home in the area that there is a right to farm and there will be agricultural uses.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that he will order the signs.

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:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Willow Phases 1 and 2 to make a new subdivision south of 450 North and west of Westridge Drive with 80 units and 37 dwelling units per acre. Zoning is R-1-8. The General Plan designates the site as Low Density Residential. The development was originally going to be called Tuscany Ridge but has been changed to Desert Willow. The plat came through originally as Phases 1 and 2 of Tuscany Ridge. In the meantime the developer lost the property and it went back to the bank. Plumb Holdings purchased it. When the project came in as Tuscany Ridge, the owners of the home on the southwest corner of the LDS Church property had worked out an agreement with the original developer that would allow them to subdivide their property to the north of the existing house. In exchange, the developer was going to incorporate the Scotts 50' driveway access from Westridge Drive into their development. However, it appears that the new developer has not been able to work out a deal with the homeowner and the City Parks Department has given them a proposal to purchase their property and incorporate it into a future park, which they have declined. The homeowner wants to keep the 50' lane and all their property.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the plat.
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.




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PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sun River Phase 36, a 35 lot single family residential subdivision located on 9.07 acres with a density of 3.86 units per acre. Zoning is PD Residential. The General Plan indicates the site as Low Density Residential. There is a hillside that drains into the area and a channel will be built for the run-off from the hill. Staff has been working with the developer to ask the LDS Church for a

cross-access to the adjacent culdesac for pedestrian and golf cart access. All roads within the subdivision will be private and exterior roads will be public.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the 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:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Valderra Residence Club, Phases 1 and 2, a 13 unit residential planned development on 8.14 acres. Zoning is PD Residential. The General Plan designates the site as Low Density Residential. There will be common and limited common and private areas. All driveways will be limited common areas.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that elevations and drawings must be presented.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that elevations and drawings are required at this stage, and they must be approved before final plat approval. The Planning Commission should always see the elevations.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that before the final plat can be approved, elevations, colors and textures for each building must be presented.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the plat.
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.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT/RESOLUTION:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a public utility and drainage easement between Lots 442 and 443 of the Foremaster Ridge Phase 4 Subdivision. Nizam Husaini and Bob Hermandson, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen advised the address is 1682 East 180 South. Zoning is R-1-8. The owner owns both lots and wants to merge them together and vacate the easement between the lots.

Councilmember Pike commented the owner wants to merge the lots for recreation and landscaping purposes.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the owners could come back and request a lot split, unless they build a home or structure that straddles the lot line which could create a problem.

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 the vacation of easement by resolution.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
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.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT/RESOLUTION:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a portion of an ingress/egress easement across the lot line of Lots 27 and 28 of the Rivers Edge at Sunbrook Subdivision. Terry and Janice Johnson, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen advised that Lot 28 is now vacant. The 50' easement is an ingress and egress easement for emergency access to the river when it is flooding. The landowner who purchased Lot 28 wants to build a home that does not quite fit on the lot. They are requesting vacation of the easterly ten feet of the easement to give them more room to build the home. This will leave a 40' wide easement, with 15' of easement on Lot 28 instead of 25'.

Jay Sandberg advised that in return the owner is giving an easement behind the lot for full access all the way to the river.

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 easement on Lot 28, noting that it does not affect Lot 27 at all, and in consideration of gaining clear access to the river behind the lot.
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.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a child day care business at 1608 Sweetgum Circle. Lauri Steiner, applicant.

City Planner Ray Snyder presented an aerial view of the home. He advised that the applicant currently has a child care business for eight children through a home occupation permit. The request is to increase the number of children to a maximum of 16. The applicant is state licensed and currently has four full time and four part time children. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Her schedule coincides with the Washington County School District calendar. There is space to park five vehicles on site, although the applicant does not anticipate more than three or four cars there at a time. The child daycare is held in the basement of the home, with 600 sq. ft. dedicated to child care. He read the standard conditions and findings of the Planning Commission.

Lauri Steiner, applicant, advised that she has been offering daycare for eight years, primarily to school teachers. She enjoys children and has a waiting list. She advised that the parents have to sign the children in and sign them out. The backyard is fenced.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the conditional use permit subject to the conditions and findings of staff and the Planning Commission.
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.



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CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached garage to a height of approximately 25' to the roof peak on Lot 102 of the Springs Estates, Phase 9. Mike Oldroyd, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained the height of the roof will exceed 15'. Neither the home nor the garage currently exist. He displayed the vicinity and zoning map. The home backs up to open space. Zoning is RE-12.5. The roof pitch of the garage will match that of the home. There will be attic storage space in the rafters, accessed by pull-down

stairs. There will be no living space in the garage. The colors and materials will match the proposed home. The height of the garage will be 25'.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the conditional use permit.
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.

APPA SAFETY MANUAL:
Consider adoption of the APPA Safety Manual, 15th Edition.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this manual is used as part of the Citys safety program.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to adopt the manual.
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.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a UDOT local government agreement for a contract modification with Horrocks Engineering for bridge repair work at various locations throughout the City.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that due to the flooding in 2010, there were issues around various bridges throughout the City. Bridges are governed by the Federal Highway Administration. The City has an agreement with Horrocks to do the work around the bridges, but additional environmental review is required in order to remove the silt and debris. The Citys share of this cost is $1,927.69. The balance is being paid by the federal government.

Jay Sandberg advised that the affected bridges are the River Road bridge, the Man O War bridge, and the Dixie Drive bridge. Efforts are also being made to extend erosion protection on the River Road bridge.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the 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.




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AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a transfer agreement to transfer ownership of airport NAVAIDS to the FAA.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that when the new airport was built, upgrade to the NAVAIDS was not included. The City obtained a separate grant specifically for the NAVAIDS. The FAA is maintaining them, and the City does not want to own them. The agreement provides for the technical transfer of the NAVAIDS to the FAA.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the transfer agreement.
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.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a contract with Westland Construction for repairs to the airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval of the contract with Westland Construction, as they have done a majority of work on the airport.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the amount of the contract is $87,655, and of that amount, $9,323 are upgrades the City will make.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City will be reimbursed for the cost to repair damages at the airport.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the contract.
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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held May 22, 2012.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held May 30, 2012.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held July 19, 2012.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held August 2, 2012.


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the minutes as presented.
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.





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ADJOURN TO CLOSED MEETING:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adjourn to a closed meeting to discuss a property purchase, potential litigation and a personnel matter.
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.

RECONVENE:
MOTION: A motion to reconvene was made by Councilmember Pike.
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.

MISCELLANEOUS DISCUSSIONS:
City Manager Gary Esplin advised that most flood damage claims are on the west side of the City by Indian Hills Drive where a subdivision was built below the road. He authorized $70,000 in repair work to public infrastructure in the area. He stated the City is not paying for damage to anyones personal property.

Brief discussion were held on the many deer currently along the river, the speed limit on Red Hills Parkway and Black Ridge Drive, the delay in opening Riverside Drive, an update on the airport, and zoning of the Las Colinas project.

Councilmember Bunker updated the City Council in a recent MPO meeting.

ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn was made by Councilmember Almquist.
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.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder