City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 30,2013



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
MAY 30, 2013, 4:00 P.M.
WORK MEETING
ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

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

EXCUSED:
Mayor Daniel McArthur

OPENING:
Mayor Pro Tem called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The pledge of allegiance to the flag was led by Councilmember Pike and the invocation was offered by Councilmember Almquist.

PRESENTATION FROM THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT: Development Services Director Matt Loo advised his department includes Planning, Development and Building Inspections. He stated building permits are up approximately 13% and staff is wrapping up the Family Dollar project. They are looking at rolling out a electronic inspection system this summer.

Joel Shaffer explained how the inspection process works.

PRESENTATION FROM THE GOLF DIVISION:
Golf Services Director Colby Cowan advised revenues are up and that he is looking at different marketing promotions to increase revenue. He has a great staff including Doug Roberts who is rated the number one teacher in Utah. He would like to enhance the driving range.

PRESENTATION FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
Public Works Director Larry Bulloch provided a handout of a power point presentation that covered the following topics: Capital Projects in Process; Public Works Department Capital Improvements Projects Fiscal Year 2014; Washington Fields Trail and Drainageway; Airport Capital Improvement Plan 2014 - 2030; St. George Municipal Airport; Airport Fees Survey, August 2012; Transit Pass Analysis 2013; and Comparison of Existing Suntran Fares.

PRESENTATION FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT:
Fire Chief Robert Stoker updated the City Council on personnel, a new brush truck that will be in service in the next few weeks and the number and types of calls his department responds to. He advised that he requested an increase in fuel for the new budget year.

PRESENTATION FROM THE LEISURE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:
Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins updated the City Council on accomplishments of his divisions. He stated that he is collaborating with the Children’s Museum to hold

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birthday parties. He reviewed goals in the Recreation and Parks divisions. He and City Manager Gary Esplin are excited to develop an All Abilities Park that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy near the Tonaquint Nature Center.

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to adjourn to a closed session.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bunker.
VOTE: Mayor Pro Tem 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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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder