City Council Minutes

Thursday, March 7,2013



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


PRESENT:
Mayor Daniel McArthur
Councilmember Ben Nickle
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Jon Pike
Councilmember Gail Bunker
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 Jon Pike. Councilmember Hughes arrived. The invocation was offered by Pastor Jimi Kestin. Mayor McArthur invited Scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for mowers for the golf courses.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommended purchase of the mowers through the national purchasing co-op contract with Turf Equipment in the amount of $278,434.15.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid 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
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Councilmember Almquist commented that Turf Equipment is a local company.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for fiber optic cable, hardware and material supplies.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained these supplies will be used to cover Skyline to River Road and #57 to Snow Canyon. HD Supply is the low bidder on all approved products in the amount of $95,252.63.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon explained that existing lines with old static wire will be replaced with this new fiber optic cable.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised that the bid is all inclusive, including shipping. HD Supply submitted the best bid at the lowest cost for what is needed.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if this new cable will have to be replaced in years to come.

Energy Services Director Phil Solomon advised that this new cable will supply the City’s needs for the future and will not be an annual expense. The old wire is being replaced in phases, and there will be more phases to come, but once it is done, it is done.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to award the bid 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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RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution amending Resolution No. 2012-09-003R which adopted the Regional Flood Control Authority fee.

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended approval of the resolution to bring the City in line with fees other entities in the Authority are paying.

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

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution adopting a $2500 health flexible spending account limit amendment.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this resolution is a technical amendment resulting from Obamacare. It limits the flexible spending amount City employees can defer under the program to $2,500 to meet the provisions of the new law.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike 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 Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LOT SPLIT TABLED:
City Planner Ray Snyder explained that a request for a lot split for property located at 415 South Dixie Drive has been tabled.

BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPTUAL SITE PLAN:
City Planner Ray Snyder explained that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held February 26, 2013, considered a building design and conceptual site plan for a proposed one story restaurant for Buffalo Wild Wings located on River Road northwest of Target. There is extra parking for the site. The Planning Commission recommends denial because of the colors of the building. Since the Planning Commission meeting the applicant has toned down the yellow color. The applicant had the option of going back to the Planning Commission for the color change, but they asked to go to the City Council. The building has also gone through a transformation. He then read the recommendations of the Planning Commission which included a lighter muted yellow color, or reduction in the area of exposure. The Planning Commission also recommended more articulation on the east side.

Kevin Thode, architect, advised that they have provided more articulation on the east elevation to reduce the amount of yellow and they will apply some cultured stone. He stated the overall effect is a nice addition to the City.

Councilmember Bunker inquired if there was a possibility of further reducing the amount of yellow used on the building.

Mr. Thode replied that he could take this request back to the applicant. St. George will be the first city to have the stadium prototype. The intent is to hang on to the yellow, because as a commercial business they rely on brand recognition. He advised that the applicant will be applying for a liquor license.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the building design and conceptual site plan, with the conditions recommended by staff as contained in the Planning Commission report.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike.
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.

Councilmember Almquist commented that only about half of the original trees approved as part of the Red Butte development are remaining, especially around Lowes. He suggested that the City Forester count the trees because they have systematically been taken out.

Mr. Snyder advised that he would email the City Forester tomorrow.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Edge Subdivision, a 79 residential lot subdivision located south of the Southern Parkway on 22.56 acres, with 3.5 dwelling units per acre. The applicant is Development Solutions. Zoning is PD -R which would allow up to eight units per acre, but the applicant will downzone to 3.5 units per acre. The applicant has requested to use the narrower cross section to limit the amount of disturbance. Staff is OK with narrowing the cross section, as long as parking is not allowed. The applicant will be required to donate a portion of the open space, and will be building a neighborhood trail. He then presented the theme for the residential structures and elevation views.

Councilmember Bunker inquired if there would be room for a fire truck in the culdesac if parking was allowed on both sides of the street.

Wes Jenkins replied the culdesac will meet current City standards.

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

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 3, a 23 residential lot subdivision located south of Rancho Verde Estates, on 14.83 acres, with a density of 1.55 dwelling units per acre. Zoning is RE-37.5 and RE-20. This plat cannot be recorded until Phase 2 is amended and some lots pulled out of Phase 2 are incorporated into Phase 3. There is an existing well that provides irrigation water to Rancho Verde Estates. This well will be maintained and irrigation line locations will be worked out. The larger lots are buffer lots to Rancho Verde Estates. Half of Bentley Drive will be dedicated and staff will work with the property owner to acquire right-of-way for a minimum 25' roadway. If this can’t be done, a delay improvement agreement will have to be entered into.

Councilmember Almquist noted that all of the lots are 20,000 sq. ft. or larger.

Councilmember Hughes thanked the applicant for providing larger lots, which are what the neighbors want to see.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker 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.


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PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sycamore Phases 3 and 4, a 30 lot residential subdivision. Zoning is R-1-10 with a density of 2.8 dwelling units per acre. This plat will not have an equestrian trail. The landscape strip will be dedicated to the City, but an agreement has not yet been worked out with the applicant. Any approval should be contingent on the agreement as far as cost to maintain the landscape strip. Interior roads are 50' with a 4' planter strip. The property is owned by SITLA.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the preliminary plat subject to the applicant purchasing the property from SITLA and subject to an agreement for maintenance of the landscape strips.
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.

HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT:
Wes Jenkins presented a request for a hillside development permit to construct three rock fall catchment berms at 1681 East 50 North Circle. This request was heard by the Hillside Review Board and the Planning Commission. The purpose of the berms is to prevent future rocks from hitting homes below. The berms will be located at the bottom of ravines and will be made of natural earth. They will be excavated. The applicant has hired Rosenberg Associates to design the berms. The main berm is 60' long, 6' wide and 33' wide at the base. Existing on-site boulders will be nested to strengthen the berm. A drainage pipe will be placed through the berm to accommodate drainage. Periodic maintenance will be required and this will be the responsibility of the property owners. Construction access will be reclaimed after the construction is finished. He then read the recommendations of the Hillside Review Board and Planning Commission.

Rob Reid of Rosenberg Associates clarified that they have been contacted by the owner of Lot 14, who now does not want to move ahead with the mitigation berm above his home, so there will only be one berm for the Alger home. The berm height will be 6' above the existing ground. They will dig down for a total of 14' from the top to the bottom, which will be the catchment area. Access is extremely limited so they might have to go a little taller for an area large enough to hold a big boulder. They have tried to shrink the footprint. They do not want to add irrigation and will add whatever will grow on its own. The berm has been shrunk down to 15' wide. The berm will be located about 50'-75' above the home.

Councilmember Hughes inquired what would happen if the berm became plugged and filled with water and became a spillway.

Mr. Reid replied they have not done a drainage study on it, but based on drainage in the back yards of the homes, it should be adequate to handle any drainage and let the water pass through.

Mayor McArthur commented he would prefer to see the berms imposed on an actual photograph.

Doug Alger explained there was a 40,000 gallon leak above his home that leaked into the formation which fell down. Part of the reason he is trying to mitigate this is that the Utah geological survey stated there is still a danger there and he is concerned there will be another event. The cuts presently behind his home are going to be far more visual than what will be done for the berm due to the way the berm is designed and the way the existing rock will be used. He stated he did not think the berm would be able to be seen at all because of the way the excavator will cut into the hill. He offered to take wild seed and spread it on the hillside afterward. The drain system coming out of the berm will empty into the existing drainage system.

Mayor McArthur commented that the hillside view belongs to everyone.

Mr. Alger commented that there is a huge amount of red dirt in the washes as a result of natural water coming down off the hill which is already visual, and he did not think there would be any more red dirt visual as a result of the berm.

Councilmember Almquist commented that everyone is concerned with the look of the hillsides. He advised that everything on the hillside can be purchased locally to enhance the slope, including plant materials which do not require irrigation water. He commented

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that while he would also like to see the berm imposed on a photograph, depending on how the excavator cuts the hillside, the cut may not even be visible in three to four years.

Mr. Alger replied the excavator is the one who excavated the entire subdivision. He said the berm would not be able to seen from below at all because of the use of existing rock product.

Mayor McArthur commented that both the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board recommended approval.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the hillside development permit subject to reseeding with natural seed and the applicant keeping the drainage clear.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Pike, who also included the recommendations of the Planning Commission and Hillside Review Board.
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.

Councilmember Almquist commented that this approval is not a precedent for future development. He stated that other elements should be used prior to homes being constructed or platted that would foresee this happening.

PUBLIC HEARING/TONAQUINT ADDITION/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider annexation of the Tonaquint Addition.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that this is the second time this annexation will have been considered. A petition was submitted a year ago for 1,300 acres, but an island was created which did not meet state law. This new petition is for 1,201 acres. In 2010 the City adopted a land use plan for the area, and did a general plan in anticipating of this annexation. The process included site visits, and it has been in the works for quite a while. Public hearings were held in 2010, and the general plan for this area includes 1,600 acres, 1,023 acres of open space and additional areas set aside for parks, low density residential, and a 50 acre site for a middle school/high school complex. The terrain to the west is quite rugged and SITLA has agreed to maintain this area as open space. SITLA also participated in this planning.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Alan Unrein, a resident of Tonaquint Terrace, advised he moved here five years ago and was told there would be no building in the area for nine miles, only hiking and biking trails. He paid top dollar for his lot and now homes area going to be built behind him. He advised that when it rains, the resulting water ponds are 15' deep and 40' across. He also expressed concern about a road that will be built through the boulders. There are also cliff dwellings and caves in the area.

Mayor McArthur replied that these plans have been in place for a long time and the City’s general plan includes this area as being annexed into the City and developed.

Kyle Pasley, representing SITLA, advised he recently met with 14-15 residents in the area. Years have been spent along with considerable expense planning this area. They have tried to pay attention to the unique characteristics of the land and have brought in experts to help plan the area, making the situation a win win for everyone. The general plan is general in nature and not specific. A road through the boulders does not make sense, and it will meander along the rocks. As far as drainage, they have spent over $100,000 on engineering studies, and this is the reason the area is planned for very low density residential. There are significant storm drainages to the Curly Hollow area, and they have paid a significant amount to upgrade improvements in Curly Hollow. He advised that area residents are welcome to keep in contact with him as his door is always open to them. Final zoning will have to go through the public process in the future, and they are happy to keep communication open and be good neighbors.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that this action is the final stage of the annexation process. The property will be zoned Mining and Grazing when it comes into the City. Zoning is not guaranteed, and all requests for zoning will have to be approved by the City Council through the public hearing process. SITLA is not in the business of letting their property sit idle, and there will be development. City staff and SITLA have been

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working on this site to mitigate the effects of growth, but there never has been a SITLA project with this large amount of open space. Zoning will have to be based on the merits. This action today is just to say that this is a new logical boundary for the City and it should be developed in the City. It does not say how it will be developed. The master plan will guide that development.

Councilmember Almquist commented that when Tonaquint Terrace was developed it was fought over foot by foot and rock by rock. At one point it was slated for development almost to the edge of the outlook, but a lot of that was held back so it could become a natural area. Some property owners have benefitted from backing up to that natural area. He hoped that same kind of yard by yard scrutiny would also be done in the new area. The road will actually be on one side which will not be subdivided and will back up to an area meant to be preserved, and the other side will be the home side. He advised there are stringent policies with regard to petroglyphs and these can be major obstacles to development. As soon as some are found, they must be donated for preservation.

Mr. Pasley advised that the land has been archeologically cleared. By state law petroglyphs cannot be disturbed and they must be preserved.

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

Councilmember Hughes commented that he takes the comments of concerned citizens seriously, but the City must draw the line somewhere.

Councilmember Almquist commented that Webb Hill was preserved by the City by making a three way trade with property owners. The City has a history of preserving sensitive areas.

Councilmember Bunker commented she has heard comments from area residents that a big box store could be built in this area, but the master plan does not call for anything of such great commercialism.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the annexation 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 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) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on 2.07 acres located at the intersection of Banded Hills Drive and 3000 East Streets. Development Solutions, applicant.

City Planner Craig Harvey explained that this parcel is one Development Solutions fogot about in a previous zone change. It was originally owned by SITLA, and Development Solutions is in the process now of purchasing it. The site is surrounded by R-1-10 zoning. It is needed to finish the last phases of Sun Valley Estates. The request meets the general plan, and the Planning Commission recommends approval.

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 zone change by ordinance.
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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PUBLIC HEARING/EASEMENT VACATION/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacation of a 25' wide drainage easement located along the south property line of Lot 88 of the Red Butte Subdivision Phase 2. Mr. and Mrs. Bushi, applicants.

Todd Jacobsen explained the easement is no longer in use and there are no pipes in the ground. The owner would like to landscape the area.

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 vacation of the easement 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/AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to amend and extend the final plat of The Village at Little Valley Phase 1.

Todd Jacobsen explained a request was heard by the City Council in December extending Lot 1 by 7.5 feet. Before the plat was recorded the owner of Lot 24 asked if he could also amend the plat and extend the area of his lot 10' to the north. This plat amendment will take care of both requests.

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 amended plat 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 Nickle - aye
Councilmember Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider amendments to Title 11, St. George City Code, Subdivision Regulations.

Community Development Director Bob Nicholson explained that most changes to the ordinance are minor. He reviewed several of the more significant chaanges. This is a clean-up effort and has been in the works for over a year.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that changes to the ordinance would now apply to everyone, unless they are grandfathered by having already made an application for development.

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 ordinance changes.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist, with one change to Section 11-2-7.
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.

CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS:
Consider approval of revisions to the City’s construction standards for various water-related components.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that currently manhole covers are not heavy enough and can flip up into cars. Staff recommends changing the specs for manhole covers to require them to be heavier therefore safer for the traveling public.

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

FRANCHISE AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of the Baja Broadband franchise agreement.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the agreement is a ten year, non-exclusive franchise agreement and does not contain a build-out requirement, contains the current 5% franchise fee, and a requirement that they will meet federal and state employment laws.

Bill Shaw, Senior Regional Manager with Baja Broadband, commented he would appreciate approval of the agreement.

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.

FRANCHISE AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of the Skywire franchise and pole agreements.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that approval of the Baja Broadband franchise as non-exclusive now allows another carrier to come in and provide service.

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

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that carriers do not need to provide services to all areas of the City.

ORDINANCE/CEMETERY STANDARDS:
Consider approval of an ordinance requiring monuments and grave markers to comply with the Cemetery Monuments and Grave Markers Standards.

and

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Consider approval of cemetery monuments and grave marker standards which clarify the standards for head stones at the City cemeteries.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff has been working on changes to the standards.

Sexton Cody Schmitt explained that currently the ordinance allows a monument base to be 4-6' thick. The monument bases that are 4" are not holding up, especially when equipment is driven over them. This is a maintenance nightmare. He recommended increasing the mandatory thickness to 6" to hold more pounds per square inch. He also recommended that 6" thick granite be allowed to be used for monument bases.

Councilmember Almquist suggested that the monument companies be asked to make their concrete stronger.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $4.5 million of water revenue refunding bonds and related matters.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the City has an outstanding water bond through 2017. The current interest rate vs. what would be paid now would allow a savings of 6% minus arbitrage requirements, which would result in a 5% savings. He recommended approval of the parameters resolution and allow a private placement. The City would average about a savings of $55,000 a year for four years.

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPOINTMENTS:
Appointments to boards and commissions of the City.

Mayor McArthur recommended that Clyde Johnston be appointed to the Arts Commission.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to appoint Clyde Johnston to the Arts Commission.
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.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held December 6, 2012.

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

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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.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council meeting held January 17, 2013.

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.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council work meeting held February 21, 2013.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Nickle 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.

Consider approval of the minutes of the City Council regular meeting held February 21, 2013.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes 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
Councilmember Hughes - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion to adjourn to a closed session to discuss a land purchase was made by Councilmember Hughes.
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.


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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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Gay Cragun, City Recorder