City Council Minutes

Thursday, December 19,2013



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 19, 2013, 4:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS


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

OPENING:
Mayor McArthur called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by a Scout Jayden Hansen and the invocation was offered by Reverend Jimi Kestin. He invited the scouts in the audience to introduce themselves.

Lane Ronnow, host and producer of “A Story to Tell” thanked Mayor McArthur, Councilmember Bunker and Councilmember Nickle for their service. In addition, he thanked all of the existing and newly elected Councilmembers for their service.

Councilmember Nickle stated he believes it was a burden and a blessing at the same time to be elected into office. He thanked the Councilmembers and the public for embracing him.

Councilmember Bunker expressed that this is a bittersweet situation for her. She thanked staff as well as the community for the opportunity to serve on the City Council for the last 10 years. She is particularly thankful to the Department Heads and Staff for their service as well as Mayor McArthur and City Manager Gary Esplin.

Mayor McArthur stated it has been an honor to serve the community. He thanked City Manager Gary Esplin and City Staff. In addition, he thanked the community for their support. He stated his greatest supporter has always been his wife Bunny.

Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins mentioned the names of the delegates who visited Ibigawa, Japan in November. He showed pictures from the visit.

Mayor McArthur invited the students, who traveled to Ibigawa, to introduce themselves and tell their favorite part of the visit.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated it was an incredible, life changing event for him. He is grateful for the opportunity to travel there.

Mayor McArthur advised that item 2B has been tabled.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Consider approval of the financial report for October, 2013.

City Manager Gary Esplin Esplin stated there are no surprises.

Councilmember Bunker stated she is impressed at how the budget is always so balanced. She thanked Philip Peterson for his work.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the financial report for October, 2013.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the purchase of 2014 Mainline Pipe Inspection Unit and Truck.


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Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for the new mainline pipe
inspection unit and truck. The old unit will be kept as a back-up. Staff recommends approval of the bid be awarded to R.S. Technologies in the amount of $170,102.56.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the bid in the amount of $170,102.56.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a contract with Wadsworth Brothers Construction to build the Mall Drive Bridge.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the base bid came in at $7,404,582.90 with an addendum for aesthetics of $45,000.00, therefore the total bid will be $7,449,582.90.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the estimate to complete the project was $10,000,000.00. As discussed previously, the biologic opinion has not been received from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Today, an email was received stating that the opinion would be received in January. He explained that the bid from Wadsworth Brothers Construction is good until January 15, 2014. The critical matter is that the Virgin River cannot be disturbed between April 15, 2014 and August 15, 2014 because of spawning. The length of the contract is 7 months. Staff recommends to award the bid and if there is a need to stay out of the River, it will cost approximately $100,000.00 to extend the contract.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the contract with Wadsworth Brothers Construction to build the Mall Drive Bridge for the amount of $7,449,582.90.

Councilmember Hughes inquired what was the cost of the next bid.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that all bids were within 10%.

Councilmember Pike advised that if the project would have to rebid the cost would go up.

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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with Horrocks Engineering to redesign Mall Drive from Riverside Drive to 3000 East.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the agreement with Horrocks Engineering is for the Mall Drive Bridge access road in the amount of $138,820.00.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the agreement is for the design and construction management for approaches to the bridge. On the north side, it will go from Riverside Drive to the bridge, the south will go from 3000 East to the bridge.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the agreement for $138,820.00 to Horrocks Engineering.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

Councilmember Almquist stated he does not want the City to pay for adverse things happening. He would like the agreement to stay within the price.

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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for connection supplies for the substation from River Road to Green Valley OPGW.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for supplies for the substation to connect from River Road to Green Valley. The local vendor, Codale, matched the low bid at $166,991.30.

Energy Services Director Phillip Solomon stated the supplies are included in the budget, however, since they are a bit over budget, it will be done in phases.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve bid for connection supplies for the substation from River Road To Green Valley in the amount of $166,991.30.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT:
Consider approval of a professional services contract with JBR for Environmental Remediation at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised this request is to renew the professional
services contract with JBR Environmental for the remediation at the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The amount of the contract will be from $34.330.00 to $36,150.00.


City Manager Gary Esplin stated the City has previously entered into a settlement with the State. This contract is part of monitoring the improvements that were made.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the professional services contract.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

AWARD OF BID:
Consider approval of bid for renovations to Recreation Center.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood advised the bid is for renovations to the Recreation Center in the amount of $211,800.00. The low bidder is Precision Development.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this item was discussed at the work meeting last Thursday. He explained that if some of the footings are not as bad as originally thought, the price may go down.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the bid for renovations to the Recreation Center for $211,800.00 with Precision Development.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATION OF ROADS AND PUBLIC UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT:
Public hearing to consider vacation of 300 South Street between 700 East Street and 1000 East Street, 400 South Street between 800 East Street and 900 East Street, 800 East Street between 300 South Street and 600 South Street and all associated public utility and drainage easements. Dixie State University, applicant.

Mayor McArthur stated this request is to vacate all internal roads on the Dixie State University Campus.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that staff have reviewed the request and recommend approval. This item was discussed previously in a work meeting.

Sherrie Ruesch stated that she appreciates the assistance from the City. Most internal roads that are on campuses are college roads. The University will maintain the easements. She explained the community will not notice anything different as not much will change.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing.

Cameron Hansen, a resident near the campus, inquired if the roads near the ball fields will remain through streets. He understands that once the City vacates the streets, the University can close the streets without approval from the City Council.

Mayor McArthur advised that the public will not see any difference with regards to the roads. In addition, the University can close the streets without approval from the City Council.

Mayor McArthur closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Hughes stated it is impossible to permanently close the roads due to needing them for emergency access.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to vacate 300 South Street between 700 East Street and 1000 East Street, 400 South Street between 800 East Street and 900 East Street, 800 East Street between 300 South Street and 600 South Street and all associated public utility and drainage easements for Dixie State University.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.


PUBLIC HEARING/FISCAL YEAR 2013-14 BUDGET AMENDMENTS:
Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2013-14 Budget.

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the following amendments to the budget: 1) To budget for the annual market/Merit adjustment for Full-time employees; 2) To budget for a Distracted Driving Enforcement grant from the State of Utah which included overtime, the purchase of equipment, and professional services for a media campaign; 3) To budget for a new airport pavement management grant from UDOT for $180,000 plus a transfer from the PFC fund for $220,000 to fund a pavement sealing and markings project at the airport; 4) To budget for a new grant award received from the Department of Natural Resources for $18,000 ($7,000 cash + 60% in-kind City match) to hire a consultant to perform a GPS-based inventory of trees in the historic district, then parks, and then other areas of downtown as funding permits; 5) To increase the Recreation Center - Game Center/Spin Room Remodeling budget from $86,500 to $254,000 for this fiscal year due to unforseen repairs needed for the footings and foundation; and to budge for the Capital Project Fund
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as the funding source; 6) To transfer the budget approved for space heaters for racing events to the Recreation Center instead to replace a kiln that had stopped working; 7) to increase the budget for the Pioneer Park restroom from $75,000 to $100,000 to add ADA
sidewalks and also because the project will be sent out for bid instead of built in -house, as originally planned; 8) To budget for a re-landscaping project at the Dixie Center to be completed by the Parks Dept. and reimbursed from the Dixie Center; 9) To de-obligate the Building Maintenance division’s budget for the City Hall roof repair project as the project’s scope was expanded to replacing the total roof as an emergency repair and funded out of the Capital Projects Fund; 10) To budget for the emergency repairs and replacement of the roof at City Hall; 11) to increase the City entry signs budget to add an additional monument at SR-18 (the Ledges), to provide funding for up-lighting to the five new monuments, and to provide for a retaining wall needed at the Snow Canyon Parkway sign; 12) To increase the budget for the Christensen Park facility to add minor design fees, and repair and replacement of the parking lot to the project; 13) To budget for street, curb, gutter, and other infrastructure improvements in phase 5 of the Mesa Palms Subdivision; which the developer was unable to install and therefore the costs are funded by proceeds from the developer’s performance bond; and 14) To increase the budget for the East Annex Building renovation project to add landscape, parking lot, and other miscellaneous improvements to the project.

Mayor McArthur opened the public hearing. Seeing none, he closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the adjustments to the budget for the Fiscal year 2013-2014.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SOLID WASTE FEES/RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution increasing the solid waste collection and disposal services fees.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the resolution increases the solid waste fees by $.50.

Mayor McArthur stated this is included in the contract with the Solid Waste District. He explained the last time an increase was recommended, the City absorbed the cost. There were no comments at the public hearing held at the Solid Waste Board meeting.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the resolution increasing the solid waste collection and disposal services fees of $.50 per month.
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 Pike - aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RATES FOR SUNTRAN ADVERTISING/RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution adopting the 2014 rates for advertising in the interior and on the exterior of SunTran buses.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff is trying to add new routes and additional buses. The proposed rates were discussed previously at a work meeting.

Mayor McArthur stated the content will be held to a specific standard.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised there are standards. The hope is that people are prudent in what they will request to advertise. Although there will can be some control over content, there is the right to free speech. He stated that he spoke with SunTran Manager Fred Davies regarding the fact that there are community standards that vary from place to place. Items that are slanderous can be prohibited.


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SunTran Manager Fred Davies stated that the advertisement will only offered locally.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that it cannot be restrictive to just local businesses. It is open to anyone who wishes to advertise. The advertisement can be retracted.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if there are certain laws for advertising in the state. If there are, he asked if the resolution should includes language to specify those laws.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that he does not believe the resolution needs to recognize the laws that are in place. The community standards vary from City to City.

City Manager Gary Esplin suggests to try the advertising. If it becomes a problem, the advertising can stop.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to adopt the 2014 rates for advertising as presented on the interior and exterior of the buses.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

TOILET REBATE PROGRAM/RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution approving matching funds to continue for the WaterSense Labeled Toilet Rebate program.


Water and Energy Conservation Coordinator, Rene Fleming, stated she applied for this grant because it is showing success with water savings. Many of the older hotels and motels are taking advantage of this program by purchasing these toilets. The maximum amount for the matching funds is $37,500.00.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the resolution for funds to continue the WaterSense Toilet Rebate program.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

RENAMING STREETS AROUND LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS:
Presentation from local High Schools regarding renaming the streets near their schools.

Mayor McArthur stated he wanted to offer this to each of the area High Schools.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed names are: Flyers Landing from 100 East to 400 East; Warrior Way from Sunset Boulevard to Little League Drive; Panther Way from 3050 East to the round about on 2080 East; Millcreek Extra Mile on Riverside Drive; and Thunder Road from Brigham Road to Price Hills Drive. Street signs will have the new name in addition to it’s original name.

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


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Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

DONATION OF PROPERTY TO CITY:
Consider donation of property to the City located along the Red Hill north of Diagonal behind the Cannon Townhomes. Howard Cheney, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the City owns the surrounding property. Staff has the title report which shows that are aren’t any taxes owed as well as no liabilities. He recommend approval subject to the City Attorney’s review.

Councilmember Pike stepped out.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the donation subject to City Attorney’s approval.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PROPERTY SALE:
Consider approval of a proposal to purchase City property in the Creekside Subdivision. Joseph Hood, applicant.


City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the applicant is not ready to proceed, therefore, this item should be tabled.

PRESENTATION FROM MPO:
Presentation from MPO regarding the draft transportation proposal. James Eardley, applicant.


City Manager Gary Esplin advised that Mr. Eardley would like to make his presentation after the first of the year in a work meeting, therefore, this item will not be heard at this time.

Councilmember Pike returned.


SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Wes Jenkins advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held November 21, 2013, recommended that public hearings be scheduled on January 9, 2014 to consider A) a zone change request for Pine Park Estates from RE-20 to RE-12.5 on 10.024 acres located at approximately 2990 S. Little Valley Road; B) a zone change amendment to the Planned Development Zone for Mesa Palms Phase 5 on 5.925 acres located just north of
Beehive Homes at the intersection of Mesa Palms Drive and Tonaquint Drive to allow for development of 53 units to be built on the property; C) a zone change amendment to the Planned Development Zone for Sunbrook Ranch on 11.37 acres located at 415 South Dixie
Drive to add RV Storage to the list of permitted uses, and to revise the conceptual site development plan. The changes to the conceptual site development plan also reflect the lot split separating the rear 6 acres; D) a request for an amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Sections 10-10-5.K and 10-8-7.G to allow the city Council to waive the ground floor commercial requirement in mixed-use projects for buildings with obstructed visibility from the street; and E) a request for an amendment to the City Zoning Regulations, Title 10, Section 10-18-3.C to modify the corner lot fence requirements to allow a fence or wall to be built on the property line along the street side yard subject to certain standards.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set public hearings with amendment to 53 lots on item B for January 9, 2014.
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

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Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Stone Cliff Subdivision Phase II, a 34 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2600 East and 1659 South, zoning is PD-r. Planning Commission recommends approval. He stated that he met with applicant regarding the stub road that goes into the north used for construction access into Stone Cliff. Staff recommends that prior to the final plat being recorded, the City and the developer work out plans that the road becomes a permanent second access for the residents. The developer is proposing a third access road to the east.

Councilmember Gil Almquist inquired if the developer can abandon the daily use of the second access road when the third road is complete.

Mr. Jenkins stated that the developer does not want to do that. Staff believes it would be better to have three access roads.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff has not seen the plans for the east end of the hill. Staff is not suggesting they should be private, but to get fire access in there, it might be a good idea to have three access areas.

Mr. Jenkins advised the roads will have to line up the street on the other side of 1450 East. As far as the width, staff would have to work on that with the developer. This will allow drainage to flow down 1450 East. Prior to recording the plat, staff would like to work with the developer to work out the access.

Councilmember Pike asked Mr. Jenkins to speak to developer regarding installing another guard house vs. other options such as a card reader.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised there is no guarantee that the future access to the east will be built since the plans have not been seen.

Mayor McArthur stated that when the plat was originally shown, it was a lot less dense.

Gail Maxwell commented that they are actually reducing the density by 100 lots.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the 34 lot final plat with the condition that staff and the developer work out a solution with regard to access.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 4, a 7 lot residential subdivision on 2.73 acres located on the west side of Little Valley Road at the intersection of Mountain Ledge Drive. Zoning is RE-12.5 He explained when staff met with the developer, the City requested the road be stubbed through to the Gentry property to the south. In 2005, the preliminary plat was approved, however, the preliminary plat has since expired and the applicant added 4 additional lots. There was some opposition from neighbors that live on Mountain Ledge; they would prefer to have a cul-de-sac. The Planning Commission voted to extend the road through.

Councilmember Hughes stated that he agrees with the letter from the residents. He feels the problem is that it felt a bit misleading. There were a number of promises made that could not be kept. He inquired if it is absolutely impossible for the road to be a cul-de-sac. Additionally, he asked if the road is made into a cul-de- sac, could it reduce some of the traffic on Little Valley Road.


Mr. Jenkins replied no, it is not impossible for the road to be a cul-de-sac. He stated that staff felt it made sense to have the road go through because it would provide an additional road and spread out the traffic.

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Councilmember Almquist stated that he believes there was an agreement after the previous meeting. It is hard for him to turn his back on a neighborhood to say that it has to be a through street.

Councilmember Hughes stated he does not want staff to get the wrong idea. Although he is grateful for staff for working with developers, he does not feel they have the
right to suggest an alternative plan. He feels the road should go through to the south and have a cul-de-sac on the end.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated he feels that the plat will have to be denied, Council can suggest that a cul-de-sac be put in. The critical part is having the road continue to the south. From a transportation planning standpoint, it would be great for circulation, however, this could create increased planning on a 50 foot road.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to deny the request for the preliminary plat and ask that the developer try again to include the road to the south and to reformat Mountain Ledge Drive to put in a cul-de-sac on the end.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a vote, as follows:

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

The motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Maverick Subdivision, a one lot commercial subdivision on 1.33 acres located on the northeast corner of the intersection of 1450 South and River Road. Zoning is PD-C. Planning Commission recommends approval. The easement will be vacated prior to plat being recorded. Since the site sits inside the erosion hazard zone, the developer will provide erosion protection up to the 100 year flood elevation.

Councilmember Almquist stated it appears that the developer has started to set the steel for the canopy structure. He believes it does not look like the bolts are high enough.

Mr. Jenkins stated the elevations have been checked. The pad of the building will sit two feet above the base flood elevation.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bunker to approve the preliminary plat as described.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for White Rocks Subdivision, a 61 lot residential subdivision on 16.51 acres located on the east side of SR-18 and south of the existing round-about and south of hole 9 on the Ledges golf course. Zoning is PD. The master plan that was approved in 2007, it was proposed for 203 units over 31.5 acres which is a density of approximately 6.4 dwelling units per acre , however, the developer is proposing 3.69 dwelling units per acre. This item was heard previously however, the layout has changed substantially. The developer is proposing to use the 45 foot roadway cross-section for the interior streets. Additionally, the developer is proposing to do pads with common area and limited common area. There will be an HOA that will maintain the common and limited areas within the subdivision.

Councilmember Almquist inquired if this item was required to go before the Hillside Review Board.

Mr. Jenkins replied no.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for White Rocks Subdivision.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Fieldstone Phase 1, a 25 lot subdivision on 9.02 acres located south of The Village at Little Valley along the logical extension of Crimson Ridge Drive at approximately 2350 East. Zoning is R-1-12. The developer is proposing to install 45 foot roads on the interior and will do lot size averaging.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Pike to approve the preliminary plat as presented.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Fieldstone Phase 2&3, a 56 lot subdivision on 18.52 acres located south of Little Valley Elementary School along the south side of Equestrian/Crimson Ridge Drive at approximately 2300 East. Phase 2 is zoned R-1-10 and Phase 3 is zoned R-1-12. The developer is proposing to install a 45 foot cross section and a 50 foot road to provide access to the south. The road to the west will be a 66 foot road. The property to the west is zoned A-20; the property owner plans to develop similar to the Horseman’s Park Subdivision. Staff met with the developer and recommended eliminating one of the access roads since they were too close together on a 66 foot road. It is nice to have another access, however as they talked about future development, there was some discussion regarding the lots being double fronting lots, which would provide a good buffer similar to the buffer in other areas.

Councilmember Bunker inquired if it would be an advantage for the residents to have the access road.

Mr. Jenkins stated the wall and road would provide a buffer against agricultural properties for smells, flies, etc. The developer proposed to turn the road and move the access.

Councilmember Almquist stated there has been discussion that roads are buffers between subdivisions and lots with animals. He does not believe both roads should go through.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to deny the request at least eliminating one access on Horseman’s Park Road.
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
Councilmember Nickle - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember to Bunker discuss land sale and potential litigation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll vote, as follows:


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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

RECONVENE AND ADJOURN:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember to Pike to reconvene and adjourn.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Nickle.
VOTE: Mayor McArthur called for a roll vote, as follows:

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

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.









___ Christina Fernandez, City Recorder