City Council Minutes

Thursday, May 7,2015



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 7, 2015, 5:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

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

EXCUSED:
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

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 Jimi Kestin.

Mayor Pike mentioned the prayer meeting that took place this morning. Additionally he mentioned that Reverend Jimi Kestin will be honored as a Distinguished Citizen at the Dixie State University awards ceremony. He introduced members of the Unplugged Program and invited them to come forward.

Erik Rowland from Heber City explained a program that began three years ago called Unplugged. The program promotes putting down video games and to encourage interacting with the community. He introduced gentleman from the Health Department that will administer the program and explained the program.

Jordan Merrill with the Southern Utah Health Department stated that they are excited about the health benefits the program will give kids. He asked for City support to partner with the community.

Mayor Pike asked the Councilmembers and City Manager Gary Esplin if they are okay with advertising the program on the digital signs.

City Manager Gary Esplin and Councilmembers agreed.

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming the month of May Bike Month.

Support Services Marc Mortensen stated that cycling has become very popular in Southern Utah. He mentioned events that will take place during Bike Month. Additionally, he mentioned that several neighboring cities will receive a special designation from the Utah Department of Transportation and the Road Respect program as St. George did a number of years ago.
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COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:
Mayor Pike outlined the rules for making comments as listed on the comment form.

Stevan Duke, resident, mentioned the proposed Vietnam Memorial Wall. Being a member of the Veteran’s Council, he believes it is a good idea. The soldiers did not get the respect they deserved when they returned from the war. There are walls for veterans who have passed; however, there is not a wall that recognizes the living veterans.

Judith Cooley, resident, also mentioned the proposed Vietnam Wall Memorial. She has been conversing with the Mayor and City Council. This is something that is long overdue. The Vietnam veterans did not get respect when they returned. The wall is a great thing that she will fully fund and maintain. They are only asking for a place to put it.

Nikki Watterson, resident and daughter of a dying Vietnam Veteran, stated that he wants to see this wall happen as well. The Veterans that came home were treated like trash. She asked how much longer these men and woman have to suffer before they get their thank you.

Mayor Pike stated that it is a good idea for the Veterans Advisory Committee to discuss this and make a recommendation. Typically, the Council has felt that parks would not be the place to have war memorials. It was decided that Tonaquint Cemetery would be the better place for a veteran’s memorial. The Council would consider a modification to that memorial if the committee proposes that. He hopes that Vietnam Veterans no longer feel unappreciated. There is a national Vietnam Memorial that is inspiring as well as the traveling wall.

Doug Whetstone, resident, mentioned a problem at River Road and 100 South. He showed pictures showing cars that have crossed the double yellow line leaving no room for those that need to get into the turn lane. He suggests curbs be installed to keep the traffic from crossing into the wrong lane.

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler stated that the lanes on River Road are being looked at for possible permissible lanes. The plan is to eventually put in a median.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider approval of an agreement with Royal T Enterprises to construct a traffic light on River Road at St. James Lane/Boulder Springs Road.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is the first of the recently approved traffic lights.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood stated the low bidder was Royal T Enterprises at $124,994.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid for the traffic signal at River Road and St. James Lane to Royal T Enterprises for $124,994.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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Councilmember Almquist pointed out that the bid is within $400 of the engineers estimate.

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that this is not the total cost; this is just for installation.

Ms. Hood advised the signal construction will commence on July 13, 2015.

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

Councilmember Almquist – 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 Next Gen Communication Recording System for Dispatch.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a new recording system for Dispatch. Although over budget, it is necessary. There are unspent funds in the department’s budget as well as a running balance from funds received for providing services throughout the County.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood recommends the bid be awarded to Next Gen Communication in the amount of $64,663.33.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to award the bid to Next Gen Communication for the recording system for Dispatch.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PROFESSIONAL AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the St. George Regional Water Reclamation Facility Optimization Study project.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a professional services agreement to look at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. There are new proposed state and federal regulations on effluent requirement which could have significant impact on the ability to continue current operations at the plant. The recommendation is to hire this firm
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to look at alternatives to meet the proposed regulations. The cost is $73,322 with Bowen Collins.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to hire Bowen Collins for the professional services to consider the optimization of the Regional Water Reclamation Facility at the cost of $73,322.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – 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 volcano shelter/play structure for the All Abilities Park.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposal was advertised nationwide. Staff was excited that there is a local contractor that is qualified to and will do a great job. This element is one of the most critical parts of the park. Staff recommends Dream Weaver Specialties in the amount of $546,672.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to Dream Weaver Specialties for the volcano in the amount of $546,672.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

Councilmember Almquist mentioned that this is part of the theme that was developed from the surveys and feedback received.

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

Councilmember Almquist – 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 to install the train tracks at the All Abilities Park.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that the train has been ordered and will be delivered this summer. Staff has been looking across the country for the track. The installer needs to have a certain license approved by the state. One bid was received from RailWorks Track Systems, Inc. in the amount of $275,556; about $100,000 over

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what staff was told the track would initially cost. Funds will be pulled from other parts of the project to pay for the cost difference.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award RailWorks Track Systems for the installation of the train tracks for the All Abilities Park in the amount of $275,556.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

Councilmember Almquist mentioned that funds are being saved by providing the ballast from rock the City has crushed.

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

Councilmember Almquist – 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 to purchase seven (7) Q Pods (wheelchair and scooter securement) for the SunTran buses.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained a Q Pod is an attachment for the buses that will assist in getting the wheelchairs on the buses quicker and more efficiently. Staff has seen an increase in riders using wheelchairs which has had an effect on keeping to the 40 minute schedule. The total cost is $108,530; however, the City’s match is $21,706.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to purchase and install seven Q Pods at the total cost of $21,706.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist recognizing that the amount is a match of the overall price.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – 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 a backhoe for the Water Services Department.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the current budget includes the purchase of a backhoe. Two parties met the minimum specifications on the bid. Staff is requesting

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to go with the second low bidder because of the type of backhoe. HE Equipment is the second low bidder for a John Deere 410 backhoe.

Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if there is there a way to put the specifications in the request so that the bidders know ahead of time.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood replied yes.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that has to be balanced against being a sole source. If the specifications are too tight, you may only get one bid.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the purchase of a John Deere 410 backhoe from HE Equipment.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PURCHASE AND SALES AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a purchase and sales agreement to purchase an easement for the traffic signal at Riverside and Mall Drive.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that this is actually for the traffic signal at Mall Drive and 3000 East. In order to install the signal, the City needs to secure property on the northeast corner. The property owner has requested $1,000 for the property which will be added to the cost of the traffic signal.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to purchase the property for $1,000.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – 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 yellow and white traffic paint.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised staff is using the state contract with Ennis Paint. The cost is $128,052 and is included in the current budget.

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Councilmember Almquist stated that paint does not last like it used to; therefore, it becomes an almost an annual purchase. He inquired if there was a product that could be applied over the paint, which meets environmental standards, to help the paint last longer.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that he will have Streets Superintendent Dave Terry look into that.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the purchase of yellow and white traffic paint in the amount of $128,052 for streets.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that item 2H is for Riverside Drive and Mall Drive, not 3000 East. He explained that the owner allowed the City to proceed with the installation of the traffic signal. The item heard tonight was to finalize the agreement.

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment from BP (Business Park) to MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 6.037 acres generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive. Dennis Garr and Gordon Lyle, applicants.

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a request for a General Plan amendment for 6.037 acres of property generally located at 415 South Dixie Drive. He showed an aerial map of the area and a zoning map. The applicant is requesting medium density residential and is not proposing mixed use. Based upon the size of the site, it could accommodate 30 - 54 dwelling units. He showed the proposed plan and read staff’s recommendations. The original request was for high density residential; however, the applicant changed to medium density residential at the Planning Commission meeting. Most of the discussion at the meeting was regarding traffic and whether the proposal was the appropriate land use for the site. The motion that was made was a denial but did not pass. Letters were received and are in the agenda packet for review. The remaining business park will remain as it is currently zoned.

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

Bob Cicutto, resident, commented that two years ago, the property owner went back


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and forth a few times on the zoning. He asked how they will exit the complex. The
private temporary road has holes in it. Additionally, the warehouse is running a 24-hour truck route through there.

Mayor Pike stated that he understands that the exit will line up with Dixie Drive on the southeast side of the building.

Mr. Cicutto stated a 17-foot for an easement is about half the distance of a normal street width. He asked if a road will be installed in the power easement and if it will accommodate the new residents. It will be noisy with high traffic for those that already live there. He asked how many will live there.

Mayor Pike replied approximately 30-54 units will be built.

Mr. Cicutto commented that the property is low class. What kind of residents will want to face that warehouse; what kind of neighborhood will that be. If there is that much traffic, they feel they will be landlocked. There is a blind s-curve; he asked that the Council look at the traffic issues.

Mr. Willis stated that it will be a 50-foot easement. This General Plan amendment, so the question is whether medium density residential makes sense at this location. Issues such as access, widths of roads and the type of houses will be addressed at the zone change request.

Mr. Cicutto commented that he has lived there for 21 Years and things are not getting any better.

Mayor Pike commented that this may be a possibility for things to be better. He has seen other projects that the applicants have done.

Larry Skelton, resident, stated the problem that came up in the last City Council meeting was that the road is too close to the houses. They were talking about the safety issue in getting off Parkside. He is hearing that the issue is now whether they will build. He asked if they going to be two story units or apartment homes.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the process. Tonight, the request is a General Plan amendment. Before the developer can move forward, they will have to request a zone change hearing. The neighbors will be notified and will see the plans prior to City Council approval. The entire project will be discussed and there will be an additional public hearing at that time.

Mr. Skelton commented that letters go to those within 500 feet; however, it affects everyone on the top side of the street.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff does more that what is required by law. Per state code, it only needs to be published in a newspaper.

Chris Braunberger, resident, commented that he knows the developer has the right to develop the property. He asked with the General Plan change that is being considered tonight, is traffic considered when making a decision.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that it is a land use issue, not a traffic issue.

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Mr. Brownsberger explained the neighbors are concerned with safety.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated he believes there are issues with this property owner and the existing property owner. Those issues will have to be worked out prior to the zone change request.

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Almquist mentioned a map that was included in the agenda packet. When considering this, the Council looks at what other zone would make sense. To leave it as is means that all that can be built is an extension of the business park, which may mean truck traffic.

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the Council has to look at whether or not this is a good use for the property.

Councilmember Almquist noted if he was a neighbor, he would not want the idea that there would be another business park there.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to amend the General Plan to allow for a Medium Density Residential on previously zone Master Planned Business Park property on 6.037 acres located at 415 South Dixie Drive.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the parcel will have to be planned out very well before it comes back for approval.

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

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) and MDR (Medium Density Residential) to PO (Professional Office) on 11.3 acres located at 3025 South River Road. Dixie Power, applicant.

Planner Ray Snyder presented a General Plan amendment on 11.3 acres located at 3025 South River Road. He showed an aerial map of the area, a zoning map and photos are the area. Staff has not heard from neighbors in opposition. Planning Commission recommends approval.

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

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Councilmember Almquist stated that he spoke with Dixie Power. This location is where they will move their accounting office only in anticipation of moving back to Bloomington when this building becomes maintenance and production office.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the General Plan amendment from Low Density Residential and Medium Density Residential to Professional Office on 11.3 for Dixie Power.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to PD-R (Planned Development Residential) on 11.75 acres located at approximately 501 South 2200 East; the project is Grayhawk Apartments at Rivers Edge. Bach Homes, applicant.

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented a zone change request for Grayhawk Apartments at Rivers Edge. This application was originally heard by City Council on March 19, 2015; however, labels received from the applicant via their title company were incomplete therefore the noticing was done incorrectly. Included in the agenda packet are letters from the applicant and title company apologizing for the error. Additionally, the applicant sent letters to the property owners and held a neighborhood meeting. The applicant is requesting a height over 35’ and a reduction in the parking standard. He showed an aerial map of the area, a zoning map, and a General Plan map. They are proposing approximately 20-21 units per acre. He then showed the proposed site plan. Eight of the units will be 4-story buildings located primarily in the center of the project. There is an approximate 10’ elevation change between the existing townhouses and the proposed apartments. The parking requirement is 2 stalls per unit, one of which is required to be covered and one guest parking space per three units. Guest parking and covered parking requirements will
be met; however, the applicant is requesting a reduction of 63 parking spaces. He read the code section that applies to a request for parking reduction. The applicant believes this is adequate parking based upon their other projects. Additionally, the applicant provided a parking study which supports the request. He then reviewed the landscape plan and accesses. The Planned Development zone allows the applicant to request an increase in the building height. He read staff comments included in the agenda packet. Planning Commission recommends approval with the condition that 6 of the 8 buildings (K and L) be considered for a height variance rather than 8. Additionally, letters have been submitted and are included in the agenda packet. He showed the proposed elevations and photos of the site.

Randy Rindlisbacher with Back Homes explained that originally, they provided a mailing list that they believed was a complete list; however, in late March, they

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received a letter from the HOA for Bedrock Townhomes stating that they did not receive a letter. The computer program used to compile the list did not recognize that community. Meridian Title wrote a letter of apology to the residents that were missed. He also wrote a letter to the residents. The letters missed were not intended to deceive the residents. They held an informal neighborhood meeting, nine people showed up. He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Why I’m Here (Again); The Falls at Mesa Point; The Regency at River Valley;

Proposed Project; Grayhawk Apartments at Rivers Edge; Clubhouse; Pool Area; Comparable Pool Areas; Comparable Playground; Color Schemes; and Conclusion.

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

John Shepherd, resident, stated that he lives in the Slick Rock Park subdivision. Although he believes it is a land owners right to develop their land, he would rather not have a high density development in his backyard. The entrance to the proposed subdivision will be off 2450 East. That will create a lot of traffic flow on a road without a traffic light. For those that live in the neighborhood, traffic is an issue. It is currently zoned residential which is appropriate for the area. His concerns are the additional traffic, safety and usage. He is not excited to see the usage being high density; a beautiful residential plan would be appropriate.

Robert Beverly, resident and secretary for the Bedrock Community HOA presented a packet to the Councilmembers. He thanked Mr. Rindlisbacher for having the meeting to address the impact to the neighboring residents. He understands the right for them to build on their property; however, from the HOA’s point of view, he wants to protect the safety and the impact of their residents. He spoke with the developer of Bedrock Homes because he could not find the depth of the wall for units 37-41 that will back up Building M. The foundations to these units are 20’ from the wall and the patios are 10’ from the wall. He outlined the pictures that are in the packet he provided. There is no drainage in their parking lot from units 17-48. When it rains, the water runs down through the rocks and into the field. He did not see anything in the proposal that will stop the water from flooding their property. The wall goes 352.27’ with a 25’ angle down to unit 48, but the wall is not more than 48” in depth on a 6” foundation. His concern is that their insurance policy will not cover damages from foundation. He asked who will be responsible if the wall collapses or the foundation of these units cracks.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented that he cannot speculate on something that hasn’t occurred. It is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain the drainage and drain their own property.

Mr. Beverly added that Bedrock Townhomes was approved that way.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that staff would have to look at the drainage plan. It is possible that over the years the flow has changed. Drainage is to be maintained by the property owner.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that Bedrock Townhomes is responsible to see that they are not draining onto private property. Prior to the wall being built, the drawings will have to be approved by staff. He does not think it is fair to bring up drainage without staff looking into the drainage plans. Staff will be happy to look at
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the plans that were submitted. It is not this developer’s responsibility to deal with their drainage. The detailed drawings for the wall will be submitted and approved when the building permit is applied for.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman restated that they are being asked to speculate on a hypothetical. Whether it is an apartment complex or a row of homes, there would still be construction. They would still be facing probabilities and possibilities. He couldn’t tell him what who responsibility it would be as there can be different
scenarios; however, it is not the City’s responsibility. Staff looks at and approves the plans. The City would issue a certificate of occupancy.

Mr. Beverly addressed the traffic issue mentioned. There are 506 parking spaces, 181 bike spaces, and a shopping center will be built there. It was mentioned, 2450 East would be the main access. He originally thought there would be access on Riverside Drive. That amount of traffic cannot exit onto the bridge area and back. It is his opinion that the majority of the residents will use 2450 East. They have a hard time getting out of their complex in the afternoon. A traffic light will need to be installed as soon as this is built. His suggestion is to eliminate building M which would relieve the possibility of impact to their properties.

Joel Glauser, resident, stated he agrees with the last two gentleman who spoke. He asked if the zone change was rescinded.

City Manager Gary Esplin replied the zone has not been changed. He explained that the General Plan amendment has been approved and shows the possibility for high density residential. The land use is medium to high density residential.

Mr. Glauser stated that his main concern is traffic along 2450 East. He would like to see the main entrance be on 2200 East.

Greg Wagner, resident, inquired about the number of accesses. He understands that they will be on Mall Drive, 2200 East and 2450 East. They own the Riviera Palms Townhomes; their manager contacted them to let them know that the construction access will be off 2670 East.

Mayor Pike replied that he is correct with regard to the accesses; however, there will be no construction access off 2670 East per the applicant.

Mr. Rindlisbacher commented that Mr. Shepherd’s primary concern is the traffic. They have agreed with City staff to share in the cost for the traffic light and will pay impact fees.

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the motion at the last meeting required the developer to do a traffic study. The City’s traffic engineer was concerned by some of the assumptions made by their engineer.

Mr. Rindlisbacher agreed to work with staff on that. He commented this is not a General Plan amendment; it is a request for a zone change. Mr. Beverly brought up concerns about the drainage; they will engineer their plans to address that with their HOA. If there is a pipe system with an easement, they will take the water and drain it into the River. With regard to the wall that was mentioned - the retaining portion is about 48-50” tall and slopes down. They anticipate a 10‘difference between the
foundation of their existing buildings and building M. They will likely propose to build

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a second retaining wall. Their engineers will ensure that it does not impact the structural integrity of the existing wall; if it does, they will be liable for that. He mentioned a letter received requesting compromise. They have already compromised as building M is the only building that will be three stories rather than four. The roof heights will be similar between Bedrock’s two-story building and the proposed three-story building. He does not see how moving the entrance to 2200 East will change the traffic.

Mr. Wagner noted that they build a temporary road that will lead to 2670 East.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that is for the rip rap that is being put in next to the River extending the erosion protection boundary.

Mr. Shepherd clarified that his primary concern is density; traffic would be a product of that. It seems like this is moving along. If this project were to continue, he wonders if the link to 2450 East has to occur. He asked if the end of the development could be walled and not be pass-through.

Mayor Pike commented that it would be a disadvantage to limit the circulation like that. It is already on the General Plan to have high density.

Mr. Glauser noted that there are less children on the side of 2200 East and Mall Drive.

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

City Manager Gary Esplin addressed letters included in the agenda packet. One of them indicated that the City has collected impact fees; therefore the project being approved is a formality. The City has not collected any fees from Bach Homes with
regard to this project and it has not been permitted. A grading permit was issued to Wadman Construction to grade the entire site. Another letter addresses the inability of students to walk to Fossil Ridge because the City hasn’t done anything. He understands there is a sidewalk along Riverside Drive and a signal that the City installed at Mall Drive. The school kids can cross the road there. If there are enough students to warrant a crossing guard, one will be put there. Some of the other letters are not based on fact.

Councilmember Almquist stated that having been on the Planning Commission, he recognized that when the Bedrock subdivision was put in, 2450 East was built to service that project as well as the church. It would never have been approved if it were a cul-de-sac, because it would have violated City ordinances for length. The statement about not wanting to live next to high density, he has lived next to and in high density subdivisions. His comment with regard to the prior item, since the surrounding neighborhood in the area by Moore Business Forms was not high density, they probably would not vote for high density in their back yard.

Councilmember Randall commented a lot of time has been spent on this project.

Councilmember Bowcutt commented 40 years ago, 700 South was the end of St. George, some day 2450 East will be the center of St. George. Density will increase and land will go away. The Council will have to say if this will work for the majority of the citizens or not.

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Mayor Pike noted that there is a need for multiple housing options for citizens. Studies show there is a need for apartments. It looks like a nice development and staff has seen a good track record with this developer.

Councilmember Almquist commented that the picture shows the wall is 48” and a 6” on the down slope side. That is a trigger height for an engineer to have submitted plans for the wall. Looking at the photo, they would have to dig on the backside of the wall to see how far concrete extends into the hillside. Under that construction guideline and engineering requirement it would most likely have the vast majority of
the footing in the hillside. That would be further comfort for the HOA to dig on that side and determine where the footing extends.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the zone change from R-1-10 to Planned Development Residential on 11.75 acres for the Grayhawk Apartments at Rivers Edge with the traffic study and any related improvements from the traffic study and including the participation for the traffic signal as submitted.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

Mayor Pike called for a 10 minute recess.

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a General Plan Amendment from LDR (Low Density Residential) to COM (Commercial) on 1.4 acres generally located at the north intersection of 1580 South and River Road. River Road Inv. and Shefco, applicants.

John Willis presented the General Plan amendment on 1.4 acres generally located at the north intersection of 1580 South and River Road. The decision regarding a General Plan amendment is narrow and focused on determining whether commercial is appropriate at this location. The type of zoning, site plans, buildings and traffic will be approved with the zone change. He showed an aerial map of the area, a General Plan map, zoning map and photos of the property. He read staff comments as stated in the agenda packet. Planning Commission spent considerable time on the proposal; two motions were made but did not pass. The fist motion was to approve the General Plan amendment with the modification that 100 feet along Bundy Lane remain as low density residential; the second was to approve the General Plan amendment as proposed by the applicant, that the entire area be commercial. None of the parcel is in the 100 year flood plain.

Mike Sheffield, applicant, presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Our Goal; Development Experience; Boulder Springs Villas, Parade of Homes Builder; Summit Athletic Club; Sun River Plaza; Current Project; General Plan for
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Project; Building Renderings; Stevens-Henager College; Frequently Asked Questions; How Will This Affect Bundy Lane. Recently, they met with interested parties to answer their questions. When first speaking with PC, the building was parallel to Bundy Lane. After speaking with residents, they moved the building alongside River Road. They refuse to block anyone’s view. He continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Will the Buildings Block My View? No; Will This Increase Traffic to The Area? Yes & No; How Will This Affect My Property Value?; What Progress Have We Made?; and Conclusion.

Councilmember Almquist asked if there will be a planting strip that will hide the building along Bundy Lane.

Mr. Sheffield replied yes, they plan to work with residents in Bundy Lane to see what they would like.

Councilmember Almquist mentioned that the length of the building will now be north/south, before it was east/west. The 35’ limit becomes the width of the building rather than the entire length of the building.

Mr. Sheffield agreed.

Councilmember Arial asked what the reaction to the residents has been.

Mr. Sheffield stated that the residents of Bundy Lane would like for the property to remain residential. Certain individuals would like to have the building be one story if approved. Residents want to also maintain their views.

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

Ross Glauser, resident, provided an aerial map of the area. He is not against things moving on. Just because someone owns land it does it give them the right to build a 20,000 foot building in a residential neighborhood. Bundy Lane curves a bit; the office building will be in the middle of Bundy Lane. He is not against commercial, but why build it in someone’s neighborhood. This benefits no one but the Sheffield’s. There are supposed to be homes on that road. He worked hard to purchase the property above this lot. He will do everything in his power to fight this. There are already traffic problems, how can they add more people.

Councilmember Almquist commented that Mr. Glauser provided a scenario with two more homes on the corner. Those would provide additional traffic on Bundy Lane, whereas the Sheffield’s have stated that they would not add any more traffic on Bundy Lane.

Mr. Glauser stated that they will have a lane behind Bundy’s that goes to the stop light.

Carol Bundy, resident, stated that she is concerned that this is 1.4 acres, her lot is .89 acres. Why should they be concerned if the Sheffield’s can make a living with their lot and value his lifestyle and her lifestyle is overlooked or not valued? She does not have a problem with him developing the commercial lot, but his residential lots are on Bundy Lane, which is a residential lane. They need to remember who is there. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean it is right or that you should.

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Tom Durrant, resident, mentioned that he talked with Mr. Sheffield on this issue for a number of years. The general desire for those that live in the area is for Bundy Lane to stay residential. In the past, the letter signed from the lane, they talked about a second building on Bundy Lane. A lot of the neighbors are concerned that if this is approved, another building will be built in the future. An additional concern is the general plan or the nature of the proposal to be office retail. The Sheffield’s are not willing to limit the use to office; they would like to have it retail. If inclined to make a change, consider general office rather than general commercial. With all of the acres
available for development, the Sheffield’s chose to build the large building along a residential lane. They believe there is a market for single family residential use. It is right on the border of a commercial development. The property that is currently zoned R-1-10 remains that way, they would be okay with commercial being built on the rest of the property.

Councilmember Almquist referring to Mr. Sheffield’s PowerPoint presentation asked if the garage, shown on the slide referring to blocking views, is entered into from Bundy Lane.

Mr. Durrant replied yes and if they are two-story homes they can potentially block views. Residents would rather see residential than commercial. The lots would work well with a walkout basement. They want to be good neighbors, but they need to represent their interests.

Dave Paul, resident, stated that when they bought their home, they did so because of the wide open views. They are fearful that the zone change would take away their views. When the Stevens Henager building was moved further east, it will help the people of Bundy Lane to protect their views but will now take away from his view of the Temple. He commented that he likes the commercial idea and trusts Mr. Sheffield; however, if the zone change is approved, he is afraid that the property will be sold and the promises made will not be kept.

Ward Marshall, resident, stated that he would be happy to bring a class action law suit against the developer. He has been hit twice exiting the St. James community. The studies requested have been great but the traffic study that was implemented right after the Parade of Homes was incorrect. Aesthetic vies attract people to the City, not broke down industrial places. He is saddened by what Mr. Sheffield has done and wants to do. When he looks out his backyard, he will see the back of a 20,000 foot building. He hopes the Sheffield’s can pull this off beautifully.

Laurie Kocinski-Puchlik, resident, thanked the Council for addressing her concerns on River Road – the completion of Mall Drive Bridge and installing a traffic light at River Road and St. James Lane. These two projects have made prospect of additional commercial land use more palatable. This will benefit Shefco and the applicant. She feels strongly that you cannot separate land use choices on a major arterial corridor with capacity in 2040. Her primary interest is safety, traffic flow, access management, and quality of life. If general commercial is approved tonight, there would be an issue of access for the Stephens Henager College. They are looking at three additional accesses along River Road. Additionally, there will be conflict for head-on collisions in turning lanes. She is happy to support commercial on the other property if there is once access of 1450 South and one behind it. She asked that this item be tabled until the traffic impact study is reviewed. It is critical to have a cross parking lot access agreements. If the Council agrees that this property is appropriate

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for commercial, she asked that the applicant withdraw their zone change request and apply for professional office. That would give the neighbors the assurance that it will not be retail.

Jinks Dabney, resident, commented that he has a lot of sympathy for families and for what the Bundy’s are asking tonight; he supports them. Things have changed in the last couple of years. In the past if a developer came in to develop their land, not too much was discussed, everything was just approved because it was their land. The

Council has to think about what it looks like. The agenda may say zone change, but the Council has to worry about a lot more now.

Hal Hickman, resident, stated that their neighborhood formed a committee to deal with development issues. Mr. Sheffield presented a similar presentation to the committee earlier in the week. He is concerned with the proposed two-story building; he suggested it be single story. The corner by the Maverik station is a much better location for the college. They do not object to development of the area, but it needs to be done in a way that it is beneficial to the City as well as their neighborhood.

Mr. Durrant clarified that there has always been a secondary access; they are not working on a new primary access point to the neighborhood.

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

Mr. Sheffield stated that everything they have been doing has not been done with malicious intent. They have drawn up interest in Phase 1; therefore this is the only choice for Stephens Henager College due to parking concerns.

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that for Mr. Dabney to say that the City’s development process is to just approve requests and not worry about anything because of private property rights is inaccurate. Every mayor and Council has tried to respect private property rights and to zone and plan the City in the manner that is best for all citizens. That has not changed in the last five years. The request tonight is not to approve the commercial building; it is for a General Plan amendment. The plan with the college is simply a proposed use. His opinion is that tonight’s action
cannot be based upon putting a Stephens Henager College in that location. The Council has to decide if it is better for residential or commercial on that corner.

Councilmember Randall mentioned that approving this request does not mean a 20,000 square foot building is going there.

Mr. Dabney commented this is not only about a General Plan amendment. The applicant is not going to change what he is proposing when he requests a zone change.

Mr. Sheffield stated that he is trying to be open and honest, that is why the plan was shown.

Councilmember Arial stated that she appreciates what the Sheffield’s are trying to do, but Bundy Lane is a special place. It has a characteristic that is unique. She hopes to see a wonderful development to go in there, but not on that corner.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to deny the General Plan amendment request for the 1.4 acres.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

Councilmember Bowcutt asked for clarification.

Councilmember Arial clarified that her motion is for the property to remain residential on the General Plan.

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

Councilmember Almquist – nay
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – nay
Councilmember Arial – aye

Mayor Pike - nay

The motion failed.

Mayor Pike advised the Council can either motion to table or approve the request.

Councilmember Almquist stated that he would normally make a motion to table an item; however, he has visited the area. He believes the duty is to make a decision.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the request for the General Plan amendment.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - nay
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – nay

Mayor Pike – aye

The motion carried.

Councilmember Almquist noted that what was submitted means nothing. When they come back the applicant will have to tow the mark.

PUBLIC HEARING/STREET VACATION/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacating 200 East Street between Riverside Drive and 1670 South Street. City of St. George, applicant.

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the street vacation of 200 East between Riverside Drive and 1670 South Street.
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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the road does not go all the way to the top. Mr. Carter has access on Riverside Drive and the City and Newby Buick have access at 1670 South.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised Mr. Carter also has access from 270 East.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that staff reviewed the property. The suggestion is to split the property between the two owners. There is no evidence that the road was ever sold or abandoned, but it does not show as a road.

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

Russ Newby, owner of Newby Buick, thought if the road was not going to go all the way through, they would split it in half.

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to vacate 200 East between Riverside Drive and 1670 South Street.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that the motion should be to vacate the road and allow for it to be split 50/50 between the adjacent property owners.

AMENDED
MOTION: Councilmember Arial amended her motion to include the comments from the City Manager.
SECOND: The amended motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.

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

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LETTER OF INTENT/RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution accepting the final Letter of Intent from the FAA for the new airport.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained when the airport was built; the City was to receive five equal installments from the FAA. This is the final payment.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the Mayor needs be authorized to sign.




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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the resolution accepting the Letter of Intent from the FAA for the new airport and authorize the Mayor to sign.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADOPTING THE 2015-2016 PREMILIMARY BUDGET/RESOLUTION:
Consider approval of a resolution adopting the 2015-2016 Preliminary Budget.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the department budget meetings will be set up in May and the public hearing for the 2015-2016 budget on June 4th. One public hearing is required. He pointed out that there is $57,198,766 in the General Fund and the overall recommended budget is $180,536,730.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to adopt the 2015-2016 preliminary budget.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this has been a perfect storm for Deanna. She has spent countless hours on the budget, including changing the letter to be more informational.

FEE WAIVER:
Consider approval of a request for a special event fee waiver and a waiver of the insurance requirements to hold the Honoring Veterans Event 3 at Vernon Worthen Park. Robert P. Lehmkuhl, applicant.

J.R. with the Patriot Guard Riders of Southern Utah explained that this is their third annual event. The fees have been waived for the last two years. Additionally, the insurance is too high for them.

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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the fee waiver for the use of Vernon Worthen and waive the insurance requirements for the Honoring Veterans Event 3.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ROAD CLOSURE:
Consider approval of a request to close the intersection that encompasses Diagonal Street, 600 West and 700 North, as well as, 600 West and 700 North to through traffic for the Rockwell Relay: Moab to St. George event. Anita Stewart, applicant.

Anita Stewart, applicant, stated that this will be their sixth relay. They have reserved Sandtown Park and are requesting to close Diagonal Street at 600 West and 700 North, as well as, 600 West and 700 North to through traffic. Affected residents will be notified several days prior to the event. They expect 700-800 participants throughout the day. This event brings in people from across the country.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the close the intersection that encompasses Diagonal Street, 600 West and 700 North, as well as, 600 West and 700 North to through traffic for the Rockwell Relay: Moab to St. George event.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SPECIAL EVENT/GRAND OPENING:
Consider approval of a request to hold a grand opening event for the Bloc Wakepark at 5536 Desert Canyons Parkway. Darcy Hanks, applicant.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this request has been reviewed by staff.

Paul Stevenson, representative for the wakepark, outlined the plan and event. They are hoping to open the wakepark on May 30, 2015. He showed an aerial map outlining the site plan. An admission fee of $10-$15 will be charged. They project

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800-1000 participants at the most. There will be approximately 20 security members. He showed pictures of the staging and barricade, as well as the wakepark.

Mayor Pike asked what the issues are with the health Department.

Shallen Sterner with the Southern Utah Health Department advised that the applicants have not completed the permitting process.

Mrs. Hanks stated that they were told that they need to write a letter stating that they were going to comply with what the health department is asking them do. They want to do a site visit to check that there are no swimming signs at the lakes and flotation devises. A new cable was installed at the beginner lake. When they had a technician come out to look at them, he suggested they be replaced. The water will tested each week. The issues are easy to fix. They are concerned about safety and will comply with all of the issues from the health department.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the health department will need to sign off that the applicants have done everything that was asked of them. Additionally the Fire Department will have to do a final inspection before the park opens.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall too approve the grand opening event for the Bloc Wakepark subject to the Fire Department and Health Department final inspections and approval.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PURCHASE AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a purchase agreement with Roy S. & Dana Muranka to purchase City owned property located at 2320 Summit Ridge Drive.

City Manager City Manager recommended that the City enter into a purchase agreement with the Muranka’s to purchase City property they have encroached on. A check was received for $1,676.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the purchase agreement with the Muranka’s in the amount of $1,676 and authorize the Mayor to sign the quit claim deed.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye


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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis advised that at its meeting held on April 28, 2015, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on May 21, 2015 to consider: 1) a zone change request to rezone 20.66 acres from Agricultural to Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size to accommodate a future residential development known as The Arbors generally located in Little Valley, east of 3000 East and north of the logical extension of Crimson Ridge Drive; and 2) a zone change request to rezone 28.802 acres from Highway Commercial and Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size to accommodate the future development of a commercial shopping center proposed to be called Dinosaur Crossing Shopping
Center generally located at the northeast corner of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive from Mall Drive to 2200 East Riverside Drive and Riverside Drive to the River.

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

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadows Edge Phase I, a 3-lot residential subdivision located at 3910 South Bentley Road, zoning is RE-20. There is an existing overhead power line that will need to be relocated. The property lies in the erosion hazard line. Once the erosion hazard study is finished, any recommended mitigation measures will be addressed on the construction drawings.

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

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for SunRiver Phases 49-57, a 166-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 4300 South Pioneer Drive. They propose double fronting lots that will require a privacy wall and landscape strip that will be maintained by the HOA. A 6’ retaining wall with a 5’ masonry wall is proposed between the storage and their units; however, they have to change that to meet City code. There is a 60’ pipe that drains. Staff suggests piping that between the two subdivisions along the trail. The applicant would rather dress it up.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that prior to final plat the Council needs to decide what to do with the drainage.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for SunRiver Phases 49-57.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET A DATE AND TIME FOR AN EMPLOYEE APPEAL HEARING:
City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a personnel action has occurred. The individual would like to set a date and time for an appeal hearing. He recommends setting the date for May 14, 2015 – that will comply with timing and noticing requirements.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist approved setting the employee hearing from May 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on March 5, 2015.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Almquist to approve the minutes from March 5, 2015.

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SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on March 19, 2015.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes from March 19, 2015.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED MEETING:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to Adjourn to a closed meeting to discuss potential litigation.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Almquist.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Almquist – aye
Councilmember Randall - aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Arial – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

The regular meeting reconvened after the closed meeting.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that he visited the Electric Theater today. He is concerned about the way it will end up, with nine or ten different rooms. He asked the contractor to give him a number to finish the outside of the offices so that they look consistent. He mentioned that staff has asked for two additional employees; however, he suggested they take two existing employees and move them there. With regards to the rip rap that was asked about tonight, Wadman believed he approved to do the rip rap along the trail. He talked to Wadman about going up the

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River to protect the park and trail. They have already started the project and have gone to the River. It will cost approximately $200,000 to finish the project. He proposes to do that now and pay for it out of impact fees from the next project.

The consensus of the Council is to go ahead and finish the project.

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

Councilmember Almquist – 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