City Council Minutes

Thursday, November 3,2016



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 3, 2016, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike                  

            Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

            Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

            Councilmember Bette Arial

            Councilmember Ed Baca

            City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilmember Bowcutt and the invocation was offered by Reverend Stephen Brehe with Grace Episcopal Church.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned there is one more day for early voting as Tuesday is Election Day.  He asked Conservation Specialist Rene Fleming to speak about the Lineman Rodeo.

 

Ms. Fleming stated that the Lineman Rodeo was held on October 31, 2016.  She showed a video from the Rodeo and outlined the events that took place.

 

Resident Mike McFarland mentioned a recent event that benefited Project Lifesaver as well as what the program was about.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned a food packaging event that some of the Councilmembers and staff participated in this week; over 100,000 meals were packaged.    

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

No comments were given.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for September, 2016.

 

Councilmember Hughes noted that things seem to be on track.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to accept the financial report for September, 2016.

            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

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the City Hall basement remodel.

 

Planning & Zoning Manger John Willis mentioned the request is for the remodel of the Planning & Zoning and Building offices.  The low bid was $58,350; two bids were received.  Staff recommends awarding the bid to North Star Restoration, the low bidder.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that the bid is included in the current budget.

 

Councilmember Baca noted that this remodel will enhance customer service.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to North Star Restoration for the City Hall basement remodel in the amount of $58,350.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Entrada irrigation line.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor presented the request for a professional services agreement with Sunrise Engineering for the design and construction management of a second irrigation line.  He explained the waterline will connect the Gunlock source to the reuse water source.  The addition of this line will provide redundancy to the irrigation system as well as reduce the amount of pumping necessary to deliver irrigation water to that area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the services agreement with Sunrise Engineering for the design and construction services of the Entrada irrigation line in the amount $132,100.

            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

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.

 

Economic & Housing Development Director Matt Loo presented the request to award the bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse.  A committee was assembled and recommends entering into a professional services agreement with MRW Design who will help with the design of the new building. He noted that the existing clubhouse was built around 1965.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman added this will be subject to approval by the Legal Department as the contract proposed by MRW Design is not the City’s standard services contract.  He does not believe the cost will change.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin arrived.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the design of the new Dixie Red Hills Golf Course clubhouse to MRW Design for the professional services agreement subject to legal review, in the amount of $35,000.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from Medium Density Residential to Commercial on approximately six (6) acres located at approximately 1900 East Riverside Drive.  Res-Ut One, LLC, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from MDR to Commercial on approximately six acres located at approximately 1900 East Riverside Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; current zoning map; current general plan use; applicant’s proposal; photos of the site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. 

 

 

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Applicant Dwayne Shalenberger mentioned that this piece does have some clay and noted that the commercial use fits the site.

 

Councilmember Baca added that this property is not located in the flood plain.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the General Plan amendment from Medium Density Residential to Commercial on approximately six (6) acres located approximately at 1900 East Riverside Drive.

            SECOND:        The 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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE ROADWAY/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating the westerly 7’ portion of Desert Edge Drive located at approximately 3380 East from 6100 South to 6270 South.  Development Solutions, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate the westerly 7’ portion of Desert Edge Drive located at approximately 3380 East from 6100 South to 6270 South.  He showed and outlined the Desert Edge Drive roadway vacation final plat.  The Parks Department was okay with the proposed changes.  Part of the discussion at the Planning Commission pertained to where the trail will be relocated.  He noted that the plat has not yet been recorded. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained whatever entity holds the adjacent property, the property being vacated will revert back to them. 

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to vacate the westerly 7’ portion of Desert Edge Drive located at approximately 3380 East 6100 South.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

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                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND CITY CODE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending Title 10, Chapter 10 of City code to add portions of Pioneer Road and Astragalus Drive to allow for the sale of automobiles and similar vehicles.  SunRiver Commercial Properties, LC, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend Title 10, Chapter 10 of City code to add portions of Pioneer Road and Astragalus Drive to allow for the sale of automobiles and similar vehicles.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Atkinville Interchange Plan; proposed amendment underlined; exhibit of new streets for auto sales; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission spent quite a bit of time on the request and unanimously recommended denial. 

 

Applicant Darcy Stewart requested that Pioneer Road be removed; he is only requesting Astragalus to be considered.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained this is within the applicant’s right to do and it is within the Council’s rights to modify the Planning Commission’s recommendation.   

 

Mr. Stewart commented that Astragalus is part of a Planned Development –Commercial (PD-C) zone; therefore, it will return to the City Council for approval before being developed.  Additionally, it will have an HOA to see that maintenance is kept up and looks nice.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that staff was asked to look into potential changes to the lighting ordinance and he understands there are concerns with the elevation change.  Because the property is already zoned PD-C, the Council will be able to look at colors, materials, lighting, signage and landscaping; uses have already been approved.  With regards to landscaping, there can be some mitigation to help with the difference in elevation.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Resident Lou Porta thanked the Council for taking the time to hear from the public.  He does not object to the development going across the freeway; however, they reserve the right to be present when the developer comes in with development plans on Pioneer.  At that time, he asked the Council to consider safety, logic and necessity.  He mentioned the types of services they would like to see in that area.

 

Resident Nicky Stocks noted that she has lived on Sugar Leo Road for about 24 years.  They currently have issues with traffic, including 18-wheelers and speeding vehicles.  Adding commercial in the area will only increase these issues; she asked that something be installed to help with slowing down the vehicles. 

 

 

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Resident Sharon Robinson mentioned that the back side of her home is near the commercial zoning on Pioneer Road.  She asked about the slope that looks like a dump site as she does not like looking at a tall mound of dirt.  As long as it is properly landscaped, she has no objection to commercial zoning.

 

A discussion took place regarding the noticing of public hearings. 

 

Resident Relenda Blair commented that one of Mr. Stewart’s HOAs has already done beautification west of them and it looks terrible.  With regards to the incline height, she does not understand why they were allowed to build 15’ high because of the flooding in the neighborhood.  She lives on 890 West, Sand Piper Road is still there; she asked if it will continue through. 

 

Mayor Pike noted that there will be a road; however, comments are going off track as the request for Pioneer Road has been removed.  He estimates that mostly people living in their area will be on these roads.

 

Ms. Blair noted that she is against the request for Astragalus.  She does not understand why developers promise things to businesses prior to obtaining approval and believes neighbors will see the lighting.

 

Resident Judy Harlin is concerned with auto sales on Astragalus as the entrance to Utah and St. George is very valuable.  She believes this request needs to be reviewed carefully and asked the Council to deny the request.  She then presented a visual aid – photos of the area. 

 

Resident Joe Zeemer who lives in Riverstone stated there are 19 Riverstone homes behind the slope.  For the past 6-7 months, they have been dealing with blasting, noise and dust.  He asked SunRiver to have consideration for the residents of Riverstone. 

 

Resident Michael McFarland stated that he is not violently opposed to the request on Astragalus; however, he mentioned that the previous Council passed an ordinance based on what they saw for the future of the City, which the current Council are being asked to change tonight. 

 

Councilmember Hughes noted that the ordinance was created and passed because car lots were popping up everywhere.  It was not meant to be exclusive and to exclude all future car lots as the previous Council knew streets would be added at some point.  He noted they cannot be bound by previous Councils and they cannot bind future Councils. 

 

Resident Barbara McLaughlin mentioned a photo she sent to the Council showing the lights from the auto dealerships at 35,000 feet.  She is concerned with lights being bright on Astragalus.  Additionally, she is concerned with the Kenworth business, if this request is approved; they will have another heavy commercial business in that area.  Many of the promised commercial services will no longer want to come to the area.  She asked if there is a re-application process if the developer changes his mind.

 

Mr. Willis mentioned that if it was denied, the waiting period would be one year.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised even though it was withdrawn, the Council can still deny the Pioneer Road request. 

 

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Ms. McLaughlin noted that the Riverstone residents did not receive notices of these requests.

 

Mayor Pike explained the noticing requirements.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that State law dictates the public notice process; however, staff goes above and beyond what State Law requires.    

 

Mayor Pike commented that he will make sure they are notified in some manner, possibly a sign on the property.

 

Resident Larry Verner noted that no one can guarantee there will be no test drives in their community.  He commented that the City does nothing for their private roads; therefore, what those in the community feel should carry a lot of weight.  He asked the Council to deny the request.

 

Resident Cameron Ferguson stated that he hopes adding streets to this ordinance would not be developer driven.  He would rather see them be part of a development plan towards the airport.

 

Resident Jerod Miles clarified on the east side of the freeway is PD zoning; however, he was not aware the west side was also zoned PD. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that both areas are PD zones and are allowed to be developed with approved C-2 uses without Council approval.  After Mr. Miles inquired about notifications for such businesses, City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that residents would be notified as a developer comes in with the elevation when developing the buildings.  The uses are already approved.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that not all C-2 uses are available as the developer changed some of the uses to be more restrictive near Pioneer Road.  The approved uses are identified in the text of the PD zone. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that elevations mean height as well as design.


Resident Dennis Walp mentioned that Astragalus and the Southern Parkway are heavily used for cyclists - heavy traffic and 18-wheelers will be a problem for cyclists. 

 

Mayor Pike noted that there may be changes in the future as the road was not designed for cyclists in the long term.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt thanked the residents for their feedback and support.  Way too often the Council receives comments after they have voted on an issue.  They will try to do what is best for the City.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that zoning on the east side of the freeway was done many years ago and the uses established are C-2 uses.  Regardless of whether the Council designates this street to allow auto sales, other businesses such as a truck stop could be developed as it is an approved use in the Master Plan.  From a general planning standpoint, the uses near the interchanges are going to be more intense.  He commented that the developer has done a good job with the development of SunRiver.  The PD zone allows the Council to have discretion to make sure it is beautified as much as it can.  

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Mayor Pike mentioned the west side was once residential on the General Plan with commercial being across the freeway.

 

Councilmember Baca commented that once this property has been identified as C-2, the Council cannot change the C-2 status.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that this particular piece is part of a Master Plan approved by the City Council.  In this case, the developer said they would be subject to the zoning that they agreed to.  A number of property owners would prefer not to have that requirement.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to modify the recommendation made by the Planning Commission by the removal of Pioneer Road from the request to allow auto sales, denying auto sales for Pioneer Road, and to allow the sale of automobiles and similar vehicles on Astragalus Drive on the SunRiver commercial properties.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the ordinance would state - Astragalus Drive, north of the Southern Parkway underpass, approximately 3400 feet in length to the north end of the former welcome center parcel.

 

Councilmember Baca added that is acceptable to him.  His motion is in keeping what he feels is in the best interest of the City.

 

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

Mayor Pike explained the motion for the audience – it denies auto sales on Pioneer Road and allows for auto sales on Astragalus Drive from the interchange to the former welcome center.

 

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FY2016-17 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing to consider amendments to the FY2016-17 Budget.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the amendments to the FY2016-17 budget as follows: 1) To budget for two federal Justice Assistance Grants awarded for 2014 (grant carryover) and 2016 (new grant award), for $14,015 and $20,307 respectively, to be used to purchase computer equipment and hand-held radios; 2) To budget for State and Local Overtime/Equipment Funds (SLOT)

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federal grant received in the current  fiscal year to be used to purchase computer and camera equipment in support of Homeland Security and F.I.S.T taskforce; 3) To budget for the purchase of a replacement vehicle needed by Dispatch Center personnel to access remote radio repeater sites and to attend routine public safety communications/committee meetings outside of St. George.  Funding will be a transfer from the Dispatch Center’s reserve; 4) To budget for carryover of the balance of Project Lifesaver funds from the prior fiscal year to purchase additional wristbands and tracking equipment during the current fiscal year; 5) To budget for the costs to expand the Dispatch Center’s computer servers to accommodate “Next Generation” capabilities (NextGen will allow text to 911).  Funding will be a transfer from the Dispatch Center’s reserve; 6) To budget for the carryover of the balance of Animal Shelter Donations from the prior fiscal year to fund facility improvements and equipment purchases during the current fiscal year; 7) To carryover a portion of the budget approved in the prior fiscal year but expenditures incurred in the current fiscal year and to budget for project change orders and to allocate the costs pro-rata based on departments who will use the service; 8) To budget for the Nation Crime Victims Week Community Awareness (NCVRW) Project grant to advocate public awareness of victims’ rights.  Funds will be used for promotional materials and a granite bench with goals inscribed and to be located in a public location; 9) To budget for the property purchase and anticipated title fees for two properties located at 60 W. and 70 W. St. George Blvd. for Economic Development opportunities; 10) To budget for the property purchase and related title fees for additional property to expand the Tonaquint Cemetery; 11) To budget for final payments and funding for the completion of the multi-year reconstruction project of the Sand Hollow Wash/Sunset Blvd. wash area damaged by the 2012 floods; 12) To carryover the budget for substation transformers originally budgeted and ordered in the previous year but not received and paid for until the current fiscal year; 13) To budget for the receipt of grants received for July’s and August’s 2016 operations from the DWS and their passthrough to the Friends of Switchpoint during the transition of transferring all grants and operations from the City to Friends of Switchpoint; 14) To budget additional funds to accommodate the payoff of the MBA bond for the Woodward School Building. The Washington County School District reimburses the City for the bond payments and have elected to pay it off early; 15) To increase the Millcreek Park budget due to unforeseen fill and drainage requirements and to carryover some funds for equipment ordered in the prior year but not received until this year.  Funding is by reallocating funds from other projects which will be postponed until balances are available to re-budget for their costs; 16) To increase the St. James Park budget to fund the purchase of park accessories (picnic tables, trash receptacles, bike racks, etc.) not included in the original budget and to also carryover funds for the pavilion ordered in the prior year but not received until this year.  Funding is by reallocating funds from other projects which will be postponed until balances are available to re-budget for their costs; and 17) To budget for lighting at the new little league field at Bloomington Park (Elks Ballfield relocation project).

 

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the amendments to FY2016-17 Budget.

            SECOND:        The 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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

WASTEWATER PRETREATMENT ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of the revised Wastewater Pretreatment Ordinance.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin requested this item be tabled as it is not quite ready.

 

POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a power purchase agreement for two to four megawatts.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement for solar power was discussed at a recent work meeting.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned that staff is comfortable with the agreement and feels it would be a good project.

 

Mayor Pike added that this agreement allows the City to purchase solar generated power at very low rates. 

 

Ralph Atkin mentioned he and his son are involved in this project.  They are very excited about this project, which is locally owned and operated.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve a purchase agreement for two to four megawatts of power in a 25-year agreement.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE 2015 EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE

CODE:

Consider approval of an ordinance adopting the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code.

 

Fire Chief Robert Stoker explained that the International Fire Code comes out every three years.  The City typically adopts the fire code at the same time; however, due to an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) audit coming later in the month, he would like to adopt it a bit sooner.    

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the ISO rating and insurance rates.

 

Chief Stoker stated that fire prevention was not included in previous years, now it is.  The request is to adopt the code and adopt appendixes A – F.    On July 1, the State adopted the Fire Code, but does not adopt appendixes as that is left up to cities.  Staff will work together to see that building codes are in compliance.  

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that building and fire codes are adopted by the State, the City cannot change those.  If the City would like to amend something, they would have to go through the State; therefore, the City adopts the State Fire Code.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the ordinance adopting the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PETITION FOR ANNEXATION/RESOLUTION:

Consider by resolution whether to accept or deny a Petition for Annexation; property is located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive near Star Nursery.  Intellisites, Todd Fuson, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this resolution is for the Gubler Annexation, near Star Nursery, that staff has been working on.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to accept the Petition for Annexation for approximately 24.32 acres.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

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                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARING:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on October 25, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended advertising a public hearing on November 17, 2016 to consider a zone change amendment for development of a three (3) story, 64’ high Cancer Center at Dixie Regional Medical Center located at approximately 600 South and 1500 East accessing Medical Center Drive. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set the public hearing for November 17, 2016.

            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 Arial – 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 four (4) story hotel that exceeds the allowable maximum height of 35’ at approximately 200 East Sunland Drive.  Bush & Gudgell, Inc, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 54’ four story hotel.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; rendering – Staybridge Suites; letter from applicant; vicinity map; aerial view; site plan; landscaping plan; general plan map; zoning map; height; elevations; colors board; letter in opposition; applicant’s rebuttal; map of the area; and comparison of base zoning height to proposed height. The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings - noise, dust, odors, aesthetics, safety, traffic, height, maintain character and purpose of zone and public health and with the comments and conditions as follows:

 

1.    The Planning Commission recommends approval of height of the proposed maximum building as presented.  The height will be approximately 54’ to the ridge line and the exterior wall height will be 40’.  Note that the midpoint is approximately 47”.

 

2.    The Planning Commission recommends approval of the site plan as presented.

 

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3.    The applicant shall submit a site plan review application with associated civil engineering plans. 

 

4.    The Planning Commission recommends approval of the conceptual landscape plan as presented.

 

The proposed hotel is near other hotels, businesses and the convention center.  He spoke to the gentleman who sent in the opposition letter and explained the proposal to him.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that the height in the packet states the building shall fit into the overall context of the surrounding area; he asked if that was a finding of the Planning Commission. After Mr. Snyder replied yes, City Attorney Shawn Guzman recommended the Council have that finding as well if approved. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit for a four story hotel, Staybridge Suites that exceeds the maximum allowable building height of 35’; property is located at approximately 200 East Sunland Drive; zoning is C-3, keeping with the findings of the Planning Commission as outlined.

                                    SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt subject to the findings of the Planning Commission.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct an 80’ high cell tower behind The Fields of Little Valley near 3167 South 2350 East.  Jared White, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct an 80’ high cell tower in Little Valley.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; location map; vicinity map; general plan map; zoning map; construction plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the monopole with findings – aesthetics, safety, height and maintain character and purpose of zone and with the following comments and conditions:

 

1.    The height and location of the 80’ tall monopole (cell tower) is recommended for approval as presented.

 

2.    The equipment structure and location are recommended for approval as presented.

 

3.    A solid CMU wall is required around the equipment building which is approximately 22’ x 26’.  The applicant shall work with staff for the CMU wall color selection.  If it is demonstrated that the property is actually on the

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4.    Washington County School District site (Intermediate School) and not on St. George City park property, and if staff receives a letter from the School District stating that a chain link is preferential, then the CMU will not be required.

 

5.    Additional landscaping is required to help screen the equipment building and wall enclosure.  The applicant shall work with staff during the site plan review process.

 

A discussion took place regarding the height of the pole compared to the lights at the nearby baseball fields.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Council approved giving the property to the School District so they can install the pole, giving the money generated from the rental to the school.  In exchange for the property, the School District deeded four acres of property near Snow Canyon High School.  The title has not been officially changed.  

 

Mr. Snyder stated that he was not sure who owns the property; Verizon will go to the School District to for approval.  


City Manager Gary Esplin recommended the Council designate what type of wall they would like.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman added staff is trying to be uniform on these types of walls throughout the community.

 

A discussion took place regarding the type of enclosure, whether the Council would like it to be a block wall or chain link fence and if the School District should decide. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to allow for the 80’ monopole with the conditions outlined by the Planning Commission.

            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 Arial – 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 65’ high cell tower at 650 West Man-O-War.  Jared White, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 65’ cell tower.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; justification from Verizon; vicinity map; zoning map; general plan map; and construction drawings.  Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins asked

 

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him to mention that he is in support of the request and that Verizon would be responsible for a curb cut and installation of a bollard.   The Planning Commission

recommended approval of the monopole with findings – aesthetics, safety, height and maintain character and purpose of zone and with the following comments and conditions:

 

1.    The height and location of the 65’ tall “stealth field light pole” is recommended for approval as presented.

 

2.    The equipment structure and location are recommended for approval as presented.

 

3.    A solid CMU wall is required around the equipment building which is approximately 22’ x 26’.  The applicant shall work with staff for the CMU wall color selection.

 

4.    Additional landscaping is required to help screen the equipment building and wall enclosure.  The applicant shall work with staff during the site plan review process.

 

Mr. Snyder stated that he did not know if the Bloomington Community Council was advised of the request.

 

A discussion about the park landscaping not being finished took place. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit to construct a 65’ high cell tower at 650 West Man-O-War.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Hidden Valley Phase 9, a 3-lot residential subdivision located at Hidden Valley Drive and Athens Drive; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He reviewed the preliminary plat.  In the original agreement between the City and Ivory Homes, when 400 certificates of occupancy were given, they were to dedicate a 3 ½ acre park to the City; they are at about 300 homes at this time.  They plan to dedicate the park at the same time or prior to the Villa Highlands Phase 2 plat being recorded.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin asked if approval was granted by School District.

 

 

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City Attorney Shawn Guzman mentioned that he spoke to Craig Hammer who stated they have come to an agreement with Ivory Homes on the location of the park.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Hidden Valley Phase 9.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sequoia Estates Phase 2, a 30-lot residential subdivision located at Marietta Drive and Maple Mountain Drive; zoning is R-1-8.  He reviewed the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the preliminary plat for Sequoia Estates Phase 2.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 1480 West and 4900 North; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat and noted this area is approved for short term rentals.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Ledges of St. George Sand Cove Phase 1.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Heights Phase 1, a 15-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 330 East and 6300 South; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Desert Heights Phase 1.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT ROADWAY DEDICATION:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Ridge Top Drive, a roadway dedication located at approximately 500 West and 300 South; zoning is Open Space and C-2 (Highway Commercial).  He showed and reviewed the final plat.  The names for the roads have not been approved.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat roadway dedication for Ridge Top Drive.

            SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

                             Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT/DISPOSAL OF SIGNIFICANT PARCELS:

Take public comment on the disposal of significant parcels located at: 1) 270 East and 1670 South; and 2) St. George Boulevard between Main Street and 100 West and 100 West between Tabernacle and St. George Boulevard.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained state law requires public comment be heard when selling significant parcels (those over $500,000).  He outlined the two parcels proposed to be sold. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman clarified that the downtown parcels, they were listed collectively as they are being sold together.  Only one parcel would exceed the $500,000 threshold.

 

There were no comments from the public. 

 

Councilmember Baca commented that this is part of City code and speaks to the issue of transparency. 

 

2016 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program Agreement.

 

Chief Stoker explained this is an annual agreement the City enters into with the State.  The City is a recipient of federal grand funding and equipment as part of the Five Counties Southwest Regional Response Team for all hazards emergency response and must comply with all requirements listed in the agreement.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program and approve the Mayor to sign.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised there is no longer a reason for a Redevelopment Agency meeting.

                            

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 1, 2016.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 22, 2016.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 29, 2016.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 6, 2016.

 

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Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 13, 2016.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes from the meetings held on September 1, 2016, September 22, 2016, September 29, 2016, October 6, 2016 and October 13, 2016.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to adjourn to a closed session to discuss property issues.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to adjourn.

            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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

                             The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder