City Council Minutes

Thursday, April 3,2014



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 3, 2014, 5:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Jon Pike
Councilmember Gil Almquist
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Michele Randall
Councilmember Joe Bowcutt
Councilmember Bette Arial
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Christina Fernandez

OPENING:
Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Councilmember Almquist and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie.

Mayor Pike mentioned that the street signs designating 700 East as University Avenue have been installed. Additionally, he mentioned the Heads Up Thumbs Up campaign press conference that took place this afternoon. He read a proclamation proclaiming April 17, 2014 as “Head Up Thumbs Up Day”.
COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:
Carson Cox, a scout, stated that he is concerned with the condition of the much-used City parks. For example, at Circle Park in south Bloomington Hills the water fountains do not work and the slides are cracked.

Mayor Pike stated that he will have Parks staff look into these issues.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a professional services agreement with SWCA Incorporated.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood that the City currently uses JBR Environmental Consultants to perform various environmental projects. Staff would like to be able to use additional firms as to not get tied to one consultant.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional services agreement with SWCA Incorporated.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CHANGE ORDER:
Consider approval of a change order to the Bud Mahas contract for the East Annex office renovation project.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that $60,000 was approved in the last budget opening. This change order will cover the cost to renovate the entrance in lower level of the East Annex building.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the change to the Bud Mahas contract for the East Annex office renovation project as explained in the amount of $60,542.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for the Pioneer Park restroom construction.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the funds for a new restroom at Pioneer Park have been approved in the current budget. The park is extremely busy.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated that the recommendation is to award the bid to B. Hansen Construction in the amount of $94,750 for the base and alternate bids. The bid came in below the budgeted amount.

Mark Goble commented the restroom will be by the east side of the park.


MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid to B. Hansen Construction in the amount of $94,750.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FEE WAIVER: Consider approval of a request for a special event permit fee waiver for the 15th Annual Dixie Power Kite Festival. Monty Thurber, applicant.

Monty Thurber advised this is the 15th year for the kite festival.

Stella Iverson explained that the Kite Festival was started because Dixie Power wanted an event in St. George. This is an affordable family oriented event. Parking and admission will be free. They joined with Washington County School District Foundation’s reading program to promote reading. Students keep track of their reading for 4 months, bring to the Kite Festival and receive either a book or a kite. The funds are donated to the Washington County School District’s literacy program. She thanked the City for sponsoring the event.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the fee waiver for the 15th Annual Dixie Power Kite Festival.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye


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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FEE WAIVER REQUEST:
Consider approval of a request to use Vernon Worthen Park for the Special Olympic Summer Games Torch Run. Lona Trombley, applicant.

St. George Police Officer, Lona Trombley, explained the Torch Run is to increase awareness for the Special Olympics. Athletes and officers carry the Flame of Hope to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics which will be held on May 10, 2014. They will be having a festival following the Torch Run. They are requesting a fee waiver for the use Vernon Worthen Park.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the fee waiver for the use of Vernon Worthen Park on May 8, 2014 for the Special Olympics Summer Games Torch Run opening ceremony.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FEE WAIVER REQUEST:
Consider approval of a request to use the Airport for a special event for the Warbirds Museum. Jack Hunter, applicant.

Jack Hunter stated that they are holding an Armed Forces Celebration on May 17, 2014 at the Airport. Additionally, on May 16, 2014, they will be holding their 2nd Annual Hangar Dance. He explained that the museum is free of charge and they do receive donations from the public.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that they have events all year long. Rather than the applicant bring each request to the Council for approval, he suggests giving the Airport Manager the authority to approve the events. This way, the events can be scheduled in advance.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the fundraising event on May 16, 2014 as well the event on May 17, 2014. Additionally, he allows the applicant to coordinate with the Airport Manager to create a schedule of future events.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FEE WAIVER REQUEST:
Consider approval of a request for a fee waiver for the use of Confluence Park for the Walk to Cure Diabetes event. Stacey Bowen, applicant.


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Chad Parker stated that he represents the applicant. This is the 3rd year for this event and will be held April 12, 2014. They are asking for a fee waiver to use Confluence Park. The purpose of the event is to raise funds to find a cure for diabetes.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to waive the fee for the use of Confluence Park fo the Walk to Cure Diabetes event.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:
Consider a request of an amendment to the Final Plat for Artesia Terrace by merging lots 19 & 20 into one lot and vacate the public utility easement between said lots. Bob Hermandson, applicant.

Todd Jacobsen presented the request for an amendment to the final plat for Artesia Terrace. The lots are located at 1593 West Russell Circle, zoning is R-1-10. The purpose of amending the final plat is to merge lots 19 and 20 into one lot to be known as lot 19 and to vacate the public utility and drainage easement between said lots. Additionally, it is proposed to amend the language to note 8 to include the portion starting with “unless otherwise approved by the City of St. George Community Development Department based on a site plan that meets all applicable city standards, including, but not limited to grading and setback standards and requirements”. There is an existing house on lot 19 that will be expanded.

Mayor Pike 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 ordinance amending the final plat for Artesia Terrace by merging lots 19 & 20 to be known as lot 19.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

AMENDED
MOTION: Councilmember Hughes amended to include vacating the public utility easement between said lots.
SECOND: The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there are two ways to amend a plat. The applicant can obtain signatures of all lot owners in the subdivision, consenting to the amendment, or go through the public hearing process.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Wes Jenkins advised that the Planning Commission, at its meeting held March 25, 2014, recommended that public hearings be scheduled on April 17, 2014 to consider: 1) a

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request for a zone change from RE-20 to R-1-10 on a 4.409 acre parcel generally located southwest of the intersection of Crimson Ridge Drive and Little Valley Road and west of Sun Valley Estates subdivision and 2) A request for a proposed amendment to the Title 10 Zoning Regulations, Chapter 18, Section 7B-2 to allow the keeping of chickens (hens only)
and rabbits as an accessory use to a single-family dwelling to produce food for the family residing on the subject property.



MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set the public hearings for April 17, 2014.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLATS:
Todd Jacobsen presented the final plats for: 1) Estates at Valderra Phase 2, a 5 lot residential subdivision located along Petroglyph Drive at approximately 4800 North, near The Ledges Development, zoning is PD-R and 2) Kenny Estates, a 6 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 430 North between 2480 East and 2660 East, zoning is R-1-7. He explained that the lots will front 430 North and that 450 North has not yet been improved.

Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the owner has to install a wall on both sides of the lots since 450 North is not yet improved.

Wes Jenkins stated that the wall will be installed along 450 North as each lot is developed.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this is a unique situation with regards to all of the roads in that area. Mr. Jenkins has been working with Mr. Blake to work out the issues.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Estates at Valderra Phase 2 and Kenny Estates.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT:
Todd Jacobsen explained that a public hearing is not needed since there is not a utility easement that needs to be vacated. He presented the final plat amendment for Snowfield Estates Amended #5 a 58 lot residential subdivision located at 93 South and 97 South Clinton Circle, zoning is R-2 on lots 29A thru 44B and R-1-10 on lots 1 thru 28. The purpose of this final plat amendment is to adjust the lot line between lots 38A and 38B to match the construction of a new twin home.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat amendment for Snowfield Estates Amended #5 to move the lot line.
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SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for The Plaza at Sunbrook, a 2 lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 36 North Dixie Drive, zoning is C-3. The parcel will be subdivided into 2 parcels and will have accesses line up with 360 North. There is an existing wall along the south side, the developer is proposing to work with the adjacent property owners to raise the height to 8 feet. Additionally, staff has requested the developer provide access to the future phase. A portion of the existing trail on the back side of the property will run through their property; they will dedicate that to the City for the future trail. The trail will have a slope of 2.1, therefore, staff has requested the developer to install a wall to lessen the slope.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this section is critical with regards to the trail system. The master plan shows a crossing under Dixie Drive and the trail will continue down to the golf course.

Councilmember Bowcutt stated he is concerned that if the wall is built now, it may have to be torn up when the trail is built.

Mr. Jenkins stated that he believes there will be room to build the trail without having to tear down the wall. The engineer suggested putting in a 8 foot wall. The developer talked about beautifying parts of the City property, including the wash and possibly installing landscaping.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that sounds like a great idea. There is always water running through the wash. Until the property owner to the north decides to develop, the City cannot build the trail.

Dave Gardner, who represents the developer, stated that there were concerns initially regarding privacy. It is less expensive for them to build a 2.1 slope and not build a wall. He suggested they build a 4 foot wall and the City build the other 4 feet. The cost for them to do the entire 8 foot would be much greater.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that is not a bad tradeoff. He believes it is a fair offer if the developer is willing to invest in the trail. He suggests to enter into a contract with the developer for them to install the 8 foot wall and the City would reimburse the developer for half the cost.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for The Plaza at Sunbrook with a recommendation that the wall be installed with the City participating in the cost of the wall, to have trail access, subject to the agreement being approved by staff and the Legal Department.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.
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PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Estancia, a 78 lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1151 South Plantations Drive, zoning is PD/Resort Overlay. The project will be done in 5 phases. Each phase will have to standalone with regard to parking. The amenities which will be constructed in Phase 1, will include a pool and clubhouse.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the preliminary plat for Estancia.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Mr. Jenkins noted that at the last Planning Commission meeting, Ross Taylor was elected as
the new Chairman and Nathan Fisher was elected as the Vice Chairman.

AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of an agreement with EnviroSystems Management, Inc. to complete a Wildlife Hazard Assessment for the Airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is an agreement with EnviroSystems to perform a wildlife hazard assessment at the Airport. The assessment is mandated and will be funded by the FAA.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the agreement with EnviroSystems Management, Inc.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

Mayor Pike stated the amount is $37,470.

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

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LEASE EXTENSION:
Consider approval of an extension to the Hangar One lease. Lynn Ginocchio, applicant.


City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that Fedex has yet to complete a facility. Staff has been monitoring the progress. The rent will increase to $1,600 per month and will run through November 30, 2014.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to extend the lease with Mr. Ginocchio as discussed through November 30, 2014.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:



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Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LETTER ON INTENT:
Consider approval of a letter of intent with Siemens.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item has been tabled.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on February 13, 2014.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on February 20, 2014.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the minutes.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the City Council meeting held on February 27, 2014.

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

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to adjourn to a closed session to discuss property issues and litigation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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

Councilmember Almquist- aye
Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt - aye
Councilmember Arial - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.







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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder