City Council Minutes

Thursday, February 7,2013



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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

EXCUSED:
Councilmember Ben Nickle


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 Councilmember Gil Almquist. Mayor McArthur announced that the Valentine’s Day Swing will be held this Saturday. He invited several Scouts and students in the audience to introduce themselves.

CONSENT CALENDAR:
Consider approval of the financial statement for December, 2012.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the City is in good financial shape.

Councilmember Almquist expressed kudos to those who are running the Tonaquint Tennis Center as revenue there is up well over 30%.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the erosion repair project along the bank of the Virgin River adjacent to the Millcreek Generation Facility.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project was just bid on Tuesday. There is a tight time frame because of the endangered species and all work in the river will have to be completed by April.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained there are eight bidders and the apparent low bidder is Sunroc. She recommended award of the bid to Sunroc in the amount of $423,872.25. Of that amount, 25% is the City’s portion of the match through FEMA.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City received a mitigation grant through FEMA which will be distributed by the State.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid as recommended.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

Councilmember Almquist suggested that the larger boulders be placed at the base of the wall.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with Bowen Collins Associates for engineering services for the Washington Fields trail and drainage way.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the total amount of the contract is $337,221, and the City’s portion of that amount is $222,574.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the Flood Authority established a capital improvement plan, and this is one of its first projects, along with repair of the dike in Santa Clara. Because the area in the Washington Fields and Little Valley is rapidly growing, the Flood Authority wants to be ahead of the curve in terms of providing flood control. A trail will also be incorporated into the design. A feature will be created throughout the fields area with open space and landscaping for walking, biking and jogging, as well as for flood control. There is a lot of underground water in this area and a collection system will be put in underneath the channel so that it will not turn into a bug infested swamp. It will be something people can enjoy, but it will also protect against floods. Public Works staff is working with Leisure Services staff. Bowen and Collins’ fee is for much more than designing the system. There are three phases and the first phase is where the Mall Drive bridge will be built. The second phase is through the center of the valley. 3000 East has a big drainage ditch where a road should be, and staff has been asked to cover it with a large concrete box rather than an open channel. This will prevent the need to purchase more right-of-way to the west and encroach onto other properties. He explained that the collection system will be off to the side of the box culvert, and then empty into manholes at intermittent locations along the road.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that as part of the 3000 East widening, staff will look to see if this is feasible without widening the road.

Public Works Director Larry Bulloch explained that the first phase is 100% designed. The entire project will be done over a number of years. Enough of the other phases have been designed to have an overall plan so that it can be implemented as funds become available.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that it is important to know the entire plan will work.

Mr. Bulloch commented that staff wants to make sure that the downstream system can collect from the upstream system, and grade is a critical part of the design.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if the construction management fee of $85,000 was only for phase one.

Mr. Bulloch replied that this was correct.

Councilmember Almquist commented that construction management fees for additional phases are not listed. He inquired if additional phases would be competitively bid.

Mr. Bulloch replied that the design for Phase 2 will have to finished and a construction management contract negotiated.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if the finished project is the property of the Flood Authority or the City.

Mr. Bulloch replied it belongs to the City; the Flood Authority is only a planning organization.

Councilmember Almquist commented there is a regional plan that ties into this system which has already been partially paid for. The subject project contains a charge of almost $10,000 for developing regional drainage standards, which he felt the City had already paid for.

Mr. Bulloch replied that the cities in the Flood Authority have different standards which do not fit together well. Uniform standards will be established and everyone will design to them.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the agreement in the amount of $337,221.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist, who commented that he wanted City staff to make sure to pay attention to the portion of contract concerning additional work and make sure that everything Bowen & Collins suggests as additional work is truly additional and is not part of the original contract.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution modifying the local street cross section contained within the Standard Specifications for Design and Construction by reducing the street right-of-way for low volume streets from 50' to 45' and other related changes to the street cross section.

Wes Jenkins presented the new cross section and explained its use for low volume streets serving 50 dwelling units or less. Developers are requesting to use a hybrid cross section to eliminate 2.5' of additional right-of-way and narrow the cross section to 45'. Staff feels it is applicable to low volume streets. The down side is it will not carry as much water in the gutter but the sidewalk is flat throughout the subdivision and better meets ADA standards.

Councilmember Almquist suggested another possibility - a modified roll curb which is more tapered as it approaches the driveway and tips down to less of an angle, but can still carry water. He stated he would not be opposed to having that as an option to look at if the contractor can show that it carries water without impacting the sidewalk.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the 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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE:
Consider approval of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

Officers Needles advised that he and Officer Cullison are on special assignment to do the Special Olympics. Law enforcement nationwide is the guardian of the flame. In years past they have been able to raise $1000 for Special Olympics through the torch run.

Office Cullison explained that funding is needed for transportation, equipment, uniforms, training, and participant events. The Polar Plunge raises the most money nationally, and the City would be joining other communities nationwide in showing support for the Special Olympic athletes and program. She requested the City donate us of the pool on 700 South for the First Annual Polar Plunge. They would like to do this every year. It will be held this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 12 teams have been registered, and they have already raised $6,500. Local businesses have donated food, beverages and prizes. There will also be four DJs at the event who have donated $4,000 worth of air time in advertising. Ice will be added to the pool.

Office Needles advised that the Chamber will do a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. He invited the City Council to participate.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised he will commit $100 to the cause, and he challenged the Mayor and City Council to take the plunge.

Officer Needles advised that registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with plunging at 10:00 a.m.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to donate use of the pool for the event and waive any 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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye


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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
City Planner Ray Snyder advised that the Planning Commission recommends that public hearings be scheduled for February 21 to consider (1) a zone change request for a Maverik convenience store and gas station from R-1-10 to PD Commercial on 1.33 acres located at the northeast corner of the intersection of River Road and 1450 South, and (2) proposed amendments to Title 10, Chapter 19, St. George City Code, to modify the setback requirements for garages and carports from an alley or parking area and to amend Title 10, Chapter 2, St. George City Code, to add a definition of “alley”.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLATS:
Consider approval of the preliminary plats for (1) Riverstone Phases 1-9 to create a 120 lot single family subdivision on 38.91 acres located on the west side of Pioneer Road at approximately 4000 South; and (2) Royal Pines Phases 4-7 to create 64 single family lots on 20.32 acres located on the west side of 3000 East Street and north of 1140 South in an R-1-10 zone.

Wes Jenkins explained that the developers of these subdivisions want to use the new street cross sections. Riverstone is part of the original Las Colinas Subdivision. Density is 3.16 dwelling units per acre. The general plan designates the site as low density residential. Zoning is R-1-10. There is currently an HOA, but it will be dissolved and the landscape strip will be turned over to the City to maintain.

Wes Jenkins explained the second preliminary plat being presented is Royal Pines, on 20.32 acres. Density is 3.15 dwelling units per acre. The general plan designates the site as low density residential. This subdivision was originally called Firenze, but the name has been changed to Royal Pines. There are two existing power lines - the one to the west will be relocated underground and the one to the east will be located behind the future sidewalk.

MOTION: A motion to approve both preliminary plats was made by Councilmember Bunker.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist, who commented that before the City takes over maintenance of the landscape strip, the Parks Department should pass it off as far as function, meeting City standards, etc.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RELEASE PROPERTY:
Consider approval to release property in the SIB loan with Desert Canyons.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the subject property is located off the interchange near the new airport. When the interchange was built the City entered into an agreement with the state for the funding. The money came to the City, and the City loaned it to Quality to build the interchange. The City retained a deed for the property in that location to make sure it received payment from Quality. This release is for 28.76 acres of property, leaving 57.52 acres still collateralized, and staff feels this is adequate. The City has released property every time a payment has been made.

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


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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a project application and grant agreement for state aid in the development of public airports.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this grant is for funding to help the City maintain the new airport. The runway was built three years ago and now needs some repair work. The estimated project cost is $115,000. The State portion of this amount is $103,500, with the City paying the remaining balance.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the project application and grant 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 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 January 10, 2013.

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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held January 24, 2013.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Bobbi Wan Kier reported that the Second Annual Arts to Zion tour was a success.

Mayor McArthur invited Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves. He then called for a five minute recess.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a public utility and drainage easement located between Lots 20 and 21 of Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco Bench” Phase 1 and merge the two lots into one lot.

Todd Jacobsen explained that the applicant wants to build a home on the two lots.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the vacation of easement and merging of lots 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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF EASEMENT AND LOT SPLIT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a public utility and drainage easement and lot split for Lot 33 of Stone Cliff Phase 1.

Todd Jacobsen explained the subject property is located at 2310 E. Stone Cliff Drive. Zoning is PD Residential. Several years ago the property owner merged the two lots together. His children are now grown and he wants to sell a portion off where the basketball court and playground equipment are located. He has been told he has to remove the court and equipment, and he is in the process of doing so. He recommended approval subject to finalizing the removal of the court and equipment before the City will record anything splitting the lot.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the easement vacation and lot split by ordinance.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF ROADWAY/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a portion of Hilton Drive from Black Ridge Drive to the roundabout.

Todd Jacobsen advised staff has been working with the property owner of the lot to finalize the swap of the roadway, and this is the final step in the process.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the vacation by ordinance.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT:
Public hearing to consider approval of an amended and extended final plat for The Springs Estates Phase 5 to be known as The Springs Estate Phase 5 Amended and Extended.

Todd Jacobsen explained the applicant would like to add a portion to his lot and then split the lot between an existing garage and the home. He would then build a new home on the vacant lot incorporation the garage into the design, and sell the existing home. Splitting the lot and having just a garage on the lot is a violation of the ordinance and this has been an issue in the past. The applicant now has a solution for this.




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Cody Young, applicant, explained two options: the first is to offer 120% of the cost, which is $5,500 to knock down the garage and bond for $11,000 with the condition that he will build a home on the lot with the garage within 18 months and thereby no longer violate the ordinance. The second option is to demolish the garage prior to recording the final plat, but he would prefer not to have to do this. He prefers the first option so that he can keep the garage and incorporate it into the design of his new home.

Councilmember Bunker inquired if splitting the lot would create lots smaller than others in the subdivision.

Mr. Young replied that both resulting lots will still be among the largest in the subdivision.

Councilmember Pike inquired about the view for neighbors.

Mr. Young replied he has spoken to all his neighbors and talked about the view, and he cannot satisfy them completely. He will commit to building a new home no higher than 25'. He commented that the view of his new home and landscaping will be better than the current situation.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the HOA and the percentage that would have to be in favor of the proposal.

Mr. Young replied that a private ballot measure was held and he obtained no less than 67% consent from all owners in the subdivision.

Councilmember Pike inquired how his neighbors across the street felt.

Mr. Young replied that he has not spoken with them recently. They would rather not have a house there, but after the ballot, everything has subsided.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if the neighbors were made aware of this public hearing.

Todd Jacobsen advised that the City sent notices in the mail.

Councilmember Pike commented that he heard from a neighbor across the street who still had concerns about it. However, both parties have property rights.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the final plat subject to Mr. Young posting a cash bond for the garage so that he will not have to tear it down, subject to Legal Department approval of an agreement, subject to a 25' height limitation for the new home, and subject to construction of the new home and obtaining a CO within 18 months.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Almquist - aye
Councilmember Pike - no
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from A-1 Agricultural to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential) and R-1-12 (Single Family Residential) on 18.5 acres generally located at 2150 East and south of Equestrian Drive in the Little Valley area. Quality Development, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained the request contains two parcels owned by two different groups. Warren Gubler is requesting the R-1-10 zoning and The Knolls Group is requesting R-1-12 zoning. All the property is currently zoned A-1. The general plan designates the site as low density residential, up to four dwelling units per acre. Adjacent zones are all Agriculture zones. Staff feels the request meets the general plan for the Little Valley area and is similar to others in the area. There was some controversy in the Planning Commission meeting regarding the Horsemans Park Subdivision. The City approved this subdivision with a buffer zone of RE-12.5 around it, and the Planning Commission felt that should apply here as well. Quality Development feels the 50' roadway and 25' setback will create a buffer. The Planning Commission recommends

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denial on a four to three vote. They felt there should be a buffer strip of RE-12.5 for the four lots that front Equestrian Drive.

Councilmember Hughes commented he also felt the road would act as a buffer, but he hoped the developers will save some horse property and large lots in the Little Valley area. He felt that even though the road will act as a buffer, this will still not eliminate concerns with flies, etc. between neighbors.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about zoning to the west near the wash.

City Planner Craig Harvey replied it would be R-1-12 as well. There is a 66' master planned road that will go down the west side of the property.

City Manager Gary Esplin inquired about the long term use of the pit area. He inquired what would stop the current owner of the pit from saying that his reclaimed pit area is now agricultural or open space, and then put corrals and horses and stables on it and sell it off as five acre parcels. He inquired if there should be a buffer on the west side. He stated that eventually the reclaimed pit area will be put into some other kind of use, and it should be buffered.

Stacy Young, applicant, stated the application is consistent with the general plan and recent zone change activity. The area will be a low density residential area, and the focus is consistency between what was done on the City’s parcel and this parcel. However, the City’s parcel backs to property, but this one fronts it. Because of the size of the parcel, and the fact that RE-12.5 does not allow for lot size averaging, they are constrained by how they can lay out the site. The master planned road is also on their parcel. They will be happy to stipulate to whatever the Council concludes. There is 72' from the west boundary to Bryce’s property.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Bryce Christensen advised that he is reclaiming his pit property right now and is filling it in. He wants to put horses on the property, as that is about all it is good for as it has flooded in the past.

Councilmember Hughes commented that anyone purchasing these lots should know they will have large animals next to them.

Bryce Christensen commented that within five years there will be horses on this property.

There being no further public comment, Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing.

Stacy Young, applicant, commented that if you add up the road setback, the buffer on the west side will be 100'. There are R-1-10 zones with 100' buffers all over Little Valley, including Silkwood. In terms of consistency and fairness, this will have the same buffer.

Councilmember Almquist commented that since the west side of Horsemans does not line up, the entire roadway will be on the applicant’s property and would be the applicant’s obligation to build it. He inquired if Bryce Christensen would have to build any of the road.

Stacy Young replied it would be their obligation to build only half of the road.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the road will have to conform to the City’s master plan for roadways. If the City requires double frontage lots and no access onto 66' roads, the applicant will have to redo their entire plan. He stated he felt a buffer of road, trees and landscaping might be better than RE-12.5 zoning.

Stacy Young requested that the City Council at least approve the R-1-10 zoning tonight.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that whether the zoning is R-1-12 or RE-12.5, the roadway has to be taken into consideration. If the City Council is inclined to approve it now, the roadway will be an issue later.

Councilmember Hughes again requested that the applicant keep some horse property in the area south of Horsemans Park so that a critical mass of horse property can be maintained there.

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



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Councilmember Bunker - aye
Councilmember Almquist - 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-1 Agricultural and RE-37.5 (Residential Estates 37,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to RE-37.5 and RE-20 on 10.89 acres generally located at 3860 South and 2420 East in the Little Valley area. Quality Development, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained the applicant has acquired an agricultural piece to develop and wants to extend the RE-37.5 zone and will have to replat the lots. They will buffer the one acre lots. This gives them more flexibility to readjust roads and lots and make a better flowing development. The Planning Commission recommends approval, up to two units per acre. The general plan designates the site as low density residential.

Stacy Young, applicant, advised they have tried to reach a compromise in this area. It is part of a 110 acre parcel which was zoned R-1-10, and has now been down-zoned and will end up with one home per acre when it is done. This will allow large animals. The lots are generally half acre lots or larger. He stated he felt it would be beneficial to meet with the City Council in a work meeting to revisit the entire Little Valley area and look at parks and different types of residential uses.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Almquist inquired of the applicant if they would improve Bentley Road.

Mr. Young replied that at least half the road would have to be improved with the lots.

Councilmember Almquist commented he would like to see the ability to have large animals and access for horses to the open space.

Mr. Young replied this property is adjacent to the wash.

Councilmember Almquist inquired about signage designating the area as an agricultural area. He inquired of the applicant how far they go in explaining to buyers that they are in an agricultural area.

Mr. Young replied that they as developers are a step away from the buyers and have limited ability to communicate with the buyers. However, a notice that they are purchasing in an agricultural area is included as an addendum on their purchase contract.

Councilmember Hughes commented it would be nice if people could access the wash and then go all the way to the state line.

City Planner Craig Harvey advised there is a master planned equestrian trail on 3670 South all the way to the Ft. Pierce Wash.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the zone change.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND BUDGET/RESOLUTION:
Public hearing to consider amendments to the FY 2012-2013 budget.

City Manager Gary Esplin reviewed the recommended budget amendments.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the budget amendments by resolution.

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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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to adjourn to a closed session to discuss the competency of personnel.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RECONVENE AND ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion to reconvene and adjourn 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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.




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Gay Cragun, City Recorder