City Council Minutes

Thursday, January 21,2016



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 21, 2016, 5:00 P.M.
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

PRESENT:
Mayor Jon Pike
Councilmember Jimmie Hughes
Councilmember Michele Randall
Councilmember Joe Bowcutt
Councilmember Ed Baca
City Manager Gary Esplin
City Attorney Shawn Guzman
City Recorder Christina Fernandez

EXCUSED:
Councilmember Bette Arial

OPENING:
Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. He mentioned a Volunteer Firefighter who passed away this week, Kelly Adams. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was led by Scout Dodge Johnson and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie.

Mayor Pike mentioned the BluCan recycling program that will be starting soon and that the cans are being delivered. Although there were several notifications sent regarding the program, some residents were unaware of the opt out period which took place in September and October. The cost of the program is $3.12 per month due to the percentage of participants. He stated that this program will lengthen the life of the landfill. A pickup schedule can be found on blucan.org; pickup will start the week of January 31st.

Resident Linda Johnston presented the Mayor and Council with a piece of lumber from the original Electric Theater. Her cousin took the lumber and made furniture which will be on display at the next George Streetfest.

Mayor Pike mentioned events that will be taking place at the Electric Theater in the near future. He then introduced Erin Taylor-Talcott, a race walker from upstate New York and read her biography.

Ms. Taylor-Talcott explained that she is here training. On February 21 the 50k Olympic trials will be held, and soon after the world cup if they approve her to be on the men’s team.

Mayor Pike introduced Gary Watts with the DinosaurAh!Torium Foundation Board.

Mr. Watts explained that the Foundation manages the Dinosaur Site Museum. Their current Director recently retired. He introduced Dr. Liz Freedman-Fowler, who will take over the position.

Dr. Freedman-Fowler provided an update on the visitors during the 2015 year. Additionally she mentioned projects that will be taking place in the next few months. She presented the Mayor with a one dollar bill folded in the shape of a triceratops.

Mayor Pike welcomed the SOUP Group (Southern Utah Pickleball Association).


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Bob Klarich commented that the players absolutely love the Little Valley pickleball courts. He then presented the Mayor and Council with a plaque to say thank you for what the City has done.

Michelle Graves with the Huntsman World Senior Games mentioned that drone footage was done of the courts. It was sent to Support Services Director so that the City can use it.

AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:
Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 7 of City code pertaining to Officers and Employees.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the current code requires City officers live within the City of St. George. The recommendation is to change the language to allow for flexibility.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman outlined other changes including: removing Director of Finance as the position is now titled Director of administrative services and changing the bond requirements for the City Treasurer to comply with state law. He pointed out that the list states Director of community development; however, the position no longer exists and the duties have been taken over by the Director of public works.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending Title 1, Chapter 7 of City code pertaining to Officers and Employees.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised that the ordinance will change Title 1, Chapters 7 and 10 as well as Title 8, Chapter 3.

CORRECTED
MOTION: Councilmember Randall corrected her motion to include the clarifications made by City Attorney Shawn Guzman.
SECOND: The corrected motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

APPOINTMENT OF CITY OFFICERS:
Consider appointment of City Officers.

Mayor Pike named the City Officers who will be reappointed. They are as follows:


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City Recorder Christina Fernandez
City Treasurer Aaron Olsen
Chief of Police Marlon Stratton
Fire Chief Robert Stoker
Leisure Services Kent Perkins
Public Works Cameron Cutler
Water Services Scott Taylor
Energy Services Laurie Mangum
Administrative Services Deanna Brklacich
City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned the three Deputy City Recorders – Annette Hansen, Genna Singh and Rene Fleming.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
Consider approval of the December, 2015 financial report.

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the highlights of the report as noted on the second page of the report. He stated that the budget is in good shape – revenues are higher than anticipated in most categories and expenditures are down.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the financial report for December, 2015.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca – aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID
Consider award of bid for equipment for the Fire Department through the National Purchasing Partners Purchasing Agreement.



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City Manager Gary Esplin advised that this purchase in under the agreement approved at a Council meeting last month. Loose equipment and an extraction tool will be purchased for the new fire truck being purchased.

Purchasing Manager Connie Hood explained the total cost is $78,219.23; the equipment will be purchased from L.N. Curtis.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the bid for the loose equipment and Hurst extrication equipment for the Fire Department from L.N. Curtis in the amount of $78,219.23.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AWARD OF BID:
Consider award of bid for two (2) new substation transformers for Energy Services.

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum explained that the request is to purchase two transformers from the second lowest bidder because of the lead time. There are two substations that are almost at 100% of their demand capacity. The cost is $309,456 for each transformer.

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the transformers in the low bid are manufactured outside of the Country; the recommended bidder is in the United States. The current budget contains fund for one of the transformers, the other will be added to the budget proposal for the next fiscal year.

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum added that one of the transformers will be placed on the Ridgetop and the other near the new Smith’s being built.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that since this is an enterprise fund, they can carry funds from year to year.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for the two substation transformers in the amount of $309,456 each to Transformer Corp, total $618,912.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.


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Councilmember Hughes mentioned the UAMPS brochure which includes a picture of Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum with all of the men in her profession.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:
Consider approval of a Professional Services Agreement with JViation for Airport Services.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised that every five years the FAA requires the City to renew the contract for engineering services at the airport. Currently, there is an agreement with Jviation. Staff recommends continuing with Jviation.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Professional Services Agreement with Jviation for Airport Services.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10. HETTSA Group, LLC, applicant.

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to rezone approximately 3.614 acres located at the logical extension of Shady Springs Drive from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10. He showed an aerial map of the property and noted that this parcel was recently annexed into the City. He also showed a Zoning Map, General Plan Map, Tonaquint Master Plan, Land Use Designation Map, Proposed Zoning Map, Plat and photos of the area. Planning Commission recommends approval.

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 zone change request from Mining and Grazing to R-1-10 on approximately 3.614 acres.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider a zone change request to rezone approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street from Agriculture to R-1-10. Development Solutions Group, Inc., applicant.

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to rezone approximately 4.62 acres located at the southeast corner of the intersection at 3589 South and 3000 East Street from Agriculture to R-1-10. He showed a Vicinity Map, Zone Change Map, Aerial Map of the Site, Zoning Map, General Plan Land Use Map – LDR. Several residents attended the Planning Commission meeting to speak and advocate for a mountain riding park be created in the Little Valley area. Discussion included community growth, general plan, zoning, parks, private property rights, and liability and insurance issues. The Parks Department has been made aware of this matter and was provided contact information for the interested residents who were in attendance. Planning Commission recommends approval.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that there has been discussion about putting a culvert under 3000 East to provide access to the bouldering area. Staff is looking at a mountain bicycle skills park as part of the RAP Tax bonds that were issued. Since this is private property, if this property was to be used for this type of facility, the City would have to purchase it. An expert will soon be hired to determine the location of such a park. The City does not own any property in that area, this property is owned by SITLA. SITLA does not want people on their property. Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins is looking into what can be used on the two acre detention basin on 3000 East.

Ryan Thomas with Development Solutions mentioned that there will be a four acre park at the intersection of 3000 East and Crimson Ridge Drive. There is an area more towards Banded Hills Drive that may be okay for a skills park. He explained even if they do not plan on developing an area, they still have to purchase it from SITLA. Some of the concerns at the Planning Commission meeting were that kids ride their bikes on this parcel. There are recreational opportunities in that area; he suggested that residents contact the Parks Division.

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that staff can ask the consultant to evaluate the area.

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

Josh Taylor, resident, thanked the Council for the good ideas. He is not trying to stop the zone change; however, he wanted to note that there are a lot of places where kids ride their bikes in this area. There is a fairly large mountain bike park being discussed –a ton of space is not needed and it may not take much money to build one. The mountain bike community has issues that trail access is on the west side of the City; those living in Little Valley have to travel a bit.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained there are assets in the Little Valley area. He does not know if all of the comments regarding possible locations for such a park need to be discussed tonight. Residents and staff can meet in the future to

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discuss options. He asked that those in attendance who would like to be included to give their contact information to Parks Planner Mark Goble.

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Hughes mentioned that numbers of years ago, residents were able to ride their horses or mules in the open areas that are now homes.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change on approximately 4.62 acres from A-1 to R-1-10.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

Councilmember Baca recognized this is an excellent example of residents coming together with developers and the City.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE TEMPORARY DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:
Public hearing to consider vacating a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. Development Solutions, applicant.

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2. He reviewed the plat and showed the drain easement on a map. The developer is requesting to vacate the easement now even though the downstream facilities are not installed. In lieu of a detention basin, they propose to install a berm along the east side.

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the proposal will provide more coverage than the detention basin would have.

Mr. Jenkins noted that this would be a temporary facility.

Ryan Thomas with Development Solutions pointed out that the detention basin is about 60% built. With the capacity it currently has, there is plenty of room to bring in additional flows.

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




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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to vacate the temporary drainage easement over all of lot 48 of Oakwood Estates Phase 2.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:
Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meetings held on January 12, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on February 4, 2016 to consider: 1) a request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on 20.43 acres generally located on Tonaquint Drive; 2) a request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 10.43 acres generally located at the intersection of Sugar Leo Road and Pioneer Road; 3) a zone change request to amend the Gordon Palmer/Southgate area Planned Development to create a master sign plan; property is located between Blackridge Drive and Hilton Drive and 1470 South and Dixie Drive; and 4) a request to rezone approximately 0.176 acres from Planned Development Residential to Residential Estate 12,500 sq. ft. minimum lot size; property is located on the south side of Colorado Drive and generally located between 2050 East and Colorado Circle. Although the Planning Commission also recommended to set a public hearing on February 4th to consider a fourth zone change amendment request to the Atkinville Interchange Zone Plan to add a planned development residential neighborhood within the milepost 2 interchange area on 51.95 acres located along I-15 to the east, SunRiver Parkway to the north, a future city park and the Atkinville Wash to the south and Arrowhead Canyon Drive to the west, the applicant has asked that the public hearing be held on February 18, 2016 instead.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to increase the number of children in an established child family support facility located at 310 West 200 North. The Family Support Center, applicant.

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to increase the number of children in an established child family support facility located at 310 West 200

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North. He read portions of the ordinance 10-7F-2 pertaining to Permitted, Conditional, or Accessory Uses and showed a zoning map and photos of the area. Parking shall be one space for each staff member, plus one space for each eight children. The request meets state requirements. He reviewed the findings from the Planning Commission who recommended approval with the findings.

Laura Bartschi with the Family Support Center explained that they received more requests from clients to use their facility.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to increase the number from eight to twelve children at the family support facility.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business with a 30,000 gallon tank located on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. M&C Warren Investments LLC., applicant.

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business with a 30,000 gallon tank located on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park. He mentioned the zoning ordinance requires a conditional use permit for this type of use. He showed an aerial map of the lot, photos of the site, site plan, example of the elevation and photo of the proposed tank. He mentioned findings from the Planning Commission. The Fire Marshall has no issues with the request.

Mark Burgess, representative for applicant, explained this will be used for bulk storage. The applicant has the same type of storage facility on lot 7.

Mr. Snyder read the conditions of the Planning Commission as follows: 1) Facility: the site plan and elevations as presented for a bulk plat are recommended for approval to the City Council; 2) Fencing: install a solid block wall as seen from Venture Drive with chain link on sides and rear (as presented in site plan); 3) Safety: steel bollards shall be installed at a maximum of five feet spacing around the proposed 30,000 gallon propane gas storage tank. Comply with all City, State and Federal requirements. Meet all applicable fire codes; 4) Landscaping: the landscaping shall comply with Title 10, Chapter 25; 5) SPR: submit a SPR (site plan review) application along with the required civil engineering plans for staff review and processing; 6) a letter from the Ft. Pierce Owners Association shall be provided before development plans are approved; and 7) a copy of the cross access agreement shall be provided to the City for review and case file.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the conditional use permit to establish a bulk propane business on Venture Drive in the Ft. Pierce Industrial Park subject to the recommendations of the Planning Commission and findings by staff.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure 20’ in height on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road. DR Builders Inc., applicant.

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure 20’ in height on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road. He showed an aerial view of the property, site plan, elevation, and photos of the area. Per the applicant, the garage will be for personal auto and RV storage. The proposed detached structure will be setback 24’ from the rear, 3’ from the side property line and 27’ from the existing home. Proposed side and rear yard setback is in compliance with City code. The structure is proposing to encroach into an easement and will be required to obtain approval from the JUC prior to issuance of a building permit. The proposed height to the midpoint of the roof is approximately 20’ to accommodate and RV. Although the detached structure will be constructed using different materials than the main structure, the brick will be the same color. Planning Commission recommends approval with findings, which he reviewed.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for the detached accessory structure 20’ in height for RV storage on property located at 3810 Sugar Leo Road with the conditions of the Planning Commission and comments from staff.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval a conditional use permit to construct a 15,626 sq. ft. single family residential home that will exceed 35’ on property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. Kevin Hafen, applicant.

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 15,626 sq. ft. single family residential home that will exceed 35’ on property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle. He explained how height is measured and then showed and reviewed an aerial map of the area, zoning map, site plan, front and side elevations and photos of the area. Letters from neighbors were received and have been given to the City Council. Planning Commission recommended denial 4-1 as height is height is not in harmony with the neighborhood. He reviewed the findings from the


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Planning Commission. He explained that the property is level toward the front; however, as it reaches the rear, it increases in elevation. The hill towards the rear of the property is about 15 feet.

The applicant, Kevin Hafen, introduced himself.

Russell Mitchell, representative for Mr. Hafen mentioned that this is unusual lot. Rosenberg and Associates engineered the home. Since there is a walkout basement, the average includes the walkout basement. If the basement is removed, the height would be at 35’; with the basement it is above the 35’. The definition for height in the zoning ordinance does not include something that is already below grade to begin with. He provided and reviewed a handout. Further, he explained they propose cutting into the dirt to create the basement which will be at angle; part of the basement wall will be exposed. The front door is on grade. The 50’ height will be on the side of the hill; the front of the house is 35’. In looking at the plan, the home was pushed over 100’ from the neighbors. All items were submitted to City staff for a building permit which will cost Mr. Hafen approximately $15,000. Because of the delay in processing his permit application due to having to wait on his lender, Mr. Hafen was able to excavate, but not put in the footings. He was approved for the footings but had to wait until the item was heard by the Council. He asked the request be approved as presented.

Councilmember Bowcutt asked what the height is if standing at the front door.

Mr. Willis stated the height would be 35’; he showed the elevation.

Councilmember Hughes commented the only place visible over 35’ will be on the east side. That street is a bit unique as there are large lots.

Mr. Willis mentioned that the Planning Commission struggled with this request.

Councilmember Bowcutt noted that the Planning Commission struggled with the fact that the house is backwards.

Mr. Hafen stated that he did that intentionally for the views.

Councilmember Hughes commented that the house is positioned in the right place on the lot.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct single family residential home up to 42’ in height at the property located at 2836 South 2300 East Circle.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that staff did a great job balancing all of the interest regarding this request.



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CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:
Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeds the allowable height of 35’ on property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. C. Blake Homes, applicant.

John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeds the allowable height of 35’ on property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle. He showed an aerial map of the area, zoning map, site plan, elevation and rendering of the proposed home. The home is on a hill; therefore, the applicant is proposing to build starting at the street elevation, building up the hill. He showed additional renderings and a photo of the area. Planning Commission recommended approval. He read the findings as outlined in the agenda packet.

Councilmember Bowcutt suggested in the future, staff explain how the height is computed to the Planning Commission.

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the adjacent properties were built up. The height of this property is the same as the other properties. In the future, how the height is determined may need to be looked at.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct a home that exceeding height of 35’ to 48’ in height for property located at 225 South 1160 West Circle.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

PRELIMINARY PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Don Cannon, an 8-lot residential subdivision located on 750 North Street; zoning is R-1-10. He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat. Staff requests a privacy wall to separate the residential from the commercial.

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

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.



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FINAL PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for St. George Elementary Subdivision, a 1-lot residential subdivision located between 100 South Street and 200 South Street at approximately 300 East; zoning is Residential Central City. He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for St. George Elementary Subdivision.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco West” Phase 3, a 12-lot residential subdivision located along the westerly and northerly sides of Tacheene Drive at approximately 2910 West and 2480 North; zoning is Planned Development Residential. He showed and reviewed the final plat.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon “Chaco West” Phase 3.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

FINAL PLAT:
Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 7, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3995 South and Little Valley Road; zoning is RE-20. He showed and reviewed the final plat. The developer is proposing to dedicate a portion of the hillside to the City. The rest of the area will be a no build, no disturb area (shaded area on the plat).

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 7.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye


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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT:
Wes Jenkins presented the request to adjust the lot line on residential property between parcels 1 and 2 for Magnolia. The property is located near the end of 1790 West Street; zoning is PD-R. He showed the final plat and explained that the cross hatched area belongs to parcel 1; however, it will be added to parcel 2.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the lot line adjustment on residential property between lots 1 and 2 of Magnolia.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:
Consider approval of an ordinance amending Title 3, Chapter 2P of City code pertaining to Article B Motels.

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the proposed amendment is to bring the City into conformance with the recent Supreme Court ruling.

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the proposed changes include amending the information required for the guest register and the types of ID required when booking a room. Additionally, the proposed ordinance states that all guest possessions must be removed from the room being occupied if they exceed 29 days and it clarifies when an inspection can take place at a motel property.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the amendment to the hotel ordinance as outlined by City Attorney Shawn Guzman.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 10, 2015.


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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the minutes from December 10, 2015.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:
Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 17, 2015.

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the minutes from December 17, 2015.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER:
No reports were given.

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:
MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to discuss property sale and character and competence of an individual.
SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.
VOTE: Mayor Pike called for a roll call vote, as follows:

Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - 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:



St. George City Council Minutes
January 21, 2016
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Councilmember Hughes - aye
Councilmember Randall – aye
Councilmember Bowcutt – aye
Councilmember Baca - aye

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.





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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder