City Council Minutes

Thursday, January 5,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 5, 2017, 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 Scouts and the invocation was offered by Reverend Jimi Kestin.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming January, 2017 as Mentoring Month.  He then introduced Ashlynn Henderson who will be playing Annie in the St. George Musical production beginning January 19th.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned events that are coming up in the near future as well as the cemetery cleanup taking place from January 9th - 13th.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Mayor Pike outlined the rules for speaking.

 

Resident Steve Horner voiced his concerns regarding fireworks being set off late at night and early in the morning as well as the time frame the City allows fireworks to be set off.  He requested the City lead the way for Utah by adopting an ordinance curtailing the use of fireworks.

 

Mayor Pike noted that it is tough to catch people who set them off after hours.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the state does not allow cities to prohibit lighting off fireworks or sales during certain times of the year; however, fireworks can be banned in certain areas of the City.  He and Chief Stoker will look at those areas.  On New Year’s Eve, they are allowed until 1:00 a.m.  Hours, days and sales are controlled by the state.  The Police Department deals with these issues every year.  It is difficult to determine who set off the fireworks as by the time they get to the location the fireworks are gone. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for November, 2016.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the General Fund revenues exceed 11% above the anticipated amount.  The report shows more expense than revenue because the City has not received property tax allocation.  He noted that sales tax continues to

 

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increase and the City received its Class C road funds, a 33% increase.  He also noted that golf revenues are up significantly. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the financial report for November, 2016.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the purchase of loose equipment for three (3) new fire engine/pumper trucks currently under contract.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the budget includes funds for the equipment for the three new engines currently being built.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw stated the cost of the equipment is $155,609.46. He outlined the equipment being purchased.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the purchase of equipment for the Fire Department in the amount of $155,609.46. 

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the centrifuge upgrade at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is with Andritz Separation Inc for the centrifuges at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor explained a third centrifuge was purchased about a year ago; this centrifuge is up and running. The next phase is to take

 

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centrifuges 1 and 2 out of service to be refurbished over the next two years.  The upgrade improved the performance by approximately 25%.  He noted that the total amount $512,976 for both centrifuges.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Randall to approve the professional services agreement with Andritz Separation Inc for the centrifuge upgrade in the amount of $512,976.

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Cement Tank Waterline and the City Creek to Ledges Waterline and 138kV Powerline BLM Plan of Development projects.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is for design work on the waterline along Red Hills Parkway.  Part of this contract would be to design an easement to take the water and power lines through the HCP area and connect the City Creek well area to the Ledges area.  The design would have to be reviewed by the BLM.

 

Water Services Director Scott Taylor advised the agreement is to develop a plan of development to submit to the BLM. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Arial to approve the professional services agreement for the Cement Tank Waterline and the City Creek to Ledges Waterline and 138kV Powerline BLM Plan of Development projects in the amount of $57,776.

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.

 

 

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located at the southwest corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union.  Mountain America Credit Union, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the Lin’s Planned Development Commercial zone located on the corner of 3000 East and Mall Drive to develop a credit union.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  summary of request; aerial map; overall site plan; colored concept plan; zoning map; site plan; rendering; elevations; materials and colors; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions and comments:

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember  Hughes to approve the zone change and to amend the PD-C to accommodate the Mountain America Credit Union, approve the site plan, materials and elevation including the comments and conditions of the Planning Commission, and to install bike racks if the developer is willing to do so.

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive.  Brett and Julie Empey, applicants.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from RE-37.5 to R-1-10 on 0.76 acres located on the corner of Del Mar Drive and Damascus Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  summary of the request; aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; Bloomington Ranches No. 2 subdivision; site map; and photos of the area.  He mentioned a letter received in opposition and noted the Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

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Councilmember Bowcutt commented that the property is adjacent is R-1-10; therefore he does not believe this is spot zoning. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Resident Paul Huber believes this is a bad precedent to set.  All of the other yards in the area are large.  There is already a “drug house” in the neighborhood that nobody wanted.

 

Resident Troy Pyles commented the character of the neighborhood is large lots, with large homes and is horse property area; the R-1-10 homes Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned are in a different neighborhood.  He too believes this would set a bad precedence as there are still vacant lots.  He stated that there is a lot of room on this lot for stables and commented he is

not sure why the applicant is requesting this.  If approved, the City should take notes of some alternatives - at minimum, the lot should be divided in two and mandate the size of the home.  Another alternative is to have the City purchase the lot for a play area. 

 

Brent Empey, applicant, mentioned that he wants to change the zone because it has been growing weeds for the past twenty years.  Additionally, he does not want to take care of such a large piece of property.  He wants to split it in half, he was told by the City that he would have to change the zone to R-1-10 because that was the zoning in the area.  His intention is to build one home.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised the Council cannot bind the applicant.   The applicant is free to volunteer to do what they wish; a zone change cannot be conditional unless the applicant agrees.  The agreement would be recorded with the property.

 

Resident Joe Valley mentioned that he owns property in the area.  He has been approached by several people to rezone the property or split the lot.     He is opposed to this change because he is trying to build a home.  If the lot owner cannot afford to clean up the lot, they shouldn’t have it.  He would rather see a large vacant dirt lot than smaller homes. 

 

Mr. Empey noted that two sides of the lot face streets. 

 

Mr. Pyles noted that a better solution for the property owner would be to sell the land.  The neighbors should not suffer to benefit one person.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman commented if the concern is the character of the neighborhood, the zone can be changed to RE-12.5.  Spot zoning is not

 

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heard of much anymore.  A large number of the concerns deals with the size of the lot. 

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis noted the RE-12.5 zone allows for animals rights and is consistent with the General Plan.  The potential modification could be RE and would help limit the lot size.  Staff would have to look at setbacks to see if that is feasible. 

 

Mr. Empey does not currently own the lot, he is looking to purchase it.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that Bloomington Ranches was designated as a ranch; he too would be concerned if the undeveloped lots could be changed to smaller lots.  This property is adjacent to R-1-10 zoning, but it is also adjacent to horse properties.     

 

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that this lot faces two streets.  It is not like other vacant lots. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to deny the request. 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt inquired if the applicant can return with a request to rezone to RE-12.5

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the applicant would have to wait one year.

 

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/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on 0.877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive. Development Solutions Group, Inc, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on .0877 acres generally located at the

 

 

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intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; general

plan map; current zoning map; and zone change map.  Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

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 ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 to R-1-8 on .0877 acres generally located at the intersection of Maple Mountain Drive and Marietta 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.

 

Councilmember Hughes stepped out.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  St. George Active Transportation Plan; Why do walking & bicycling matter?; What does the General Plan say?; Public input; Mobility & independence; Air quality & environment; Economics & tourism; Health & safety; What the plan “IS”; What the plan “IS NOT”; What does St. George’s Active Transportation Plan do?; Plan organization; 1. Vision, Goals and Objectives; 2. Existing conditions & needs analysis; 3. Public involvement; 4. Infrastructure recommendations; 5. Program/policy recommendations; 6. Prioritization, implementation & evaluation; and 7. Funding.  He outlined how prioritization would be handled.

 

Councilmember Hughes returned during Mr. Mortensen’s presentation.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Craig Shanklin with the Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance thanked the City for their efforts.  He would like to see the plan adopted so there are choices. 

 

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Joey Dye, an active member of the cycling community, thanked the Council for their efforts.  He feels the City has done a good job and is ahead of the curve.

 

Ryan Gurr, owner of Red Rock Bicycle, thanked the Council for considering this plan.  This plan will benefit current and future residents explore the community outside of a car. 

 

Denise Purdue thanked all of those involved in putting the plan together.  She travels all over the world on bike as she is a bicycle tour director.  The City has a great plan, but it can be improved. 

 

Danielle Larkin agreed with all of the comments.  While attending SUU, she wrote a paper regarding communities who were unfriendly towards cyclists

and walkers can become friendly to them.  She has noticed amazing excitement when people receive bicycles.  The Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah has donated 25 bikes to SwitchPoint a couple of months ago; they have approximately 200 more they are working on.  She encouraged the City to offer education to both cyclists and motorists. 

 

Kyle Wells, representative for Dixie State University, mentioned that active transportation will become critical to the success of Dixie State.  He requested the Council look at access to the University from 700 East.

 

Kye Nordfelt with the Public Health Department mentioned that currently in Washington County, only about 4 out of 10 people in the County get the recommended amount of 30 minutes of activity daily.  He thanked the Council for their support.

 

Cimarron Chacon, owner of GRO Races, commented that this is an exciting opportunity for their racers to get around the City.   

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the City has been working on an active transportation plan since approximately 1990.  This is a continuation of the plan that is in place.  Tying neighborhoods together is critical. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve amending the General Plan to include the St. George Active Transportation Plan as outlined.      

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

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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Pike called for a short recess.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ANNEXATION/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider a request to annex 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City municipal boundaries.  Intellisites, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin presented the request to annex 24.32 acres located at approximately 1300 South Dixie Drive into the City boundaries.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance annexing the 24.32 acres.

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.

 

AGREEMENT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution approving the execution of an agreement with Washington County for the transfer of property from the County to the City.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the resolution would transfer small parcels of property to the City by the County.  Since they are located by existing roadways, they cannot be used.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution entering into an agreement with Washington County for the transfer of property from the County to the City.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.

 

REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with Quality Development for the construction of roadway, drainage, and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the agreement with Quality Development is for the construction of roadway, drainage and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive, between Little Valley Road and 3000 East along the Dixie Power utility line. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the agreement with Quality Development for the construction of roadway, drainage, and trail improvements along Horseman Park Drive.

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.

 

PARKING RATIO:

Consider approval of a parking ratio of 1:150 for restaurants at the Shoppes at Zion located at 250 North Red Cliffs Drive. 

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a parking ratio of 1.150 for restaurants for the Shoppes at Zion.  He showed an aerial map, outlined the request, and read language in City code pertaining to this request.  After discussing this request, the Planning Commission recommended denial 5 to 1.  Based on the current code, an increased parking deficiency of 36 spaces would occur with the ratio and size of restaurant proposed.

 

Becky Pendleton with The Shoppes at Zion asked the Council to not think about the parking deficiency for a moment.  She mentioned that the Shoppes at Zion has been here for approximately 26 years.  A couple of months ago, she met with City Manager Gary Esplin regarding these issues, he suggested they get a parking study.   She presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  The Shoppes at Zion Parking survey Saturday 2:00 p.m. in March; and parking lot occupancy on a

 

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Saturday in March.  The proposal is to convert up to 6,102 sq. ft. of existing retail to restaurants, not to remove any of the existing parking stalls. 

 

Russ Mitchell, attorney for the applicant, noted that this is not an appeal as the code puts the decision in the hands of the Council based on a recommendation of the Planning Commission.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: excerpts of the ordinances and the way it relates to the request; portions of an email from Ray Snyder pertaining to the request; and current and proposed.  He requested the Council approve the request.  

 

Mr. Willis outlined the standards of the code and the types of uses that allow the Council to approve a reduction in parking if they hit the 500 parking ratio.  The only way they hit that ratio is if they count the restaurant; however, if spaces in excess of 500 shall be calculated on a basis of 1 space for 500.  That has been staff’s interpretation since 2004, which the Council upheld staff’s interpretation at that time.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman disagreed with Mr. Mitchell’s interpretation of these parts of the ordinance.  If you take the interpretations cited by Mr. Mitchell, food stores are not the same as restaurants and other establishments where food or beverages are consumed.  He noted that the presentation provided by Mr. Mitchell and Ms. Pendleton was received just prior to the meeting.  Looking at the numbers presented, they do not match.  He believes staff has calculated their numbers correctly.  The Planning Commission can recommend denial to the Council.  He advised the Council to proceed cautiously on the broad discretion that was previously discussed.  The Council would want specific findings as to why this location is different from other locations.  When Starbucks came in, it was a highly debated topic.  

 

Mr. Mitchell commented that commercial centers do not appear anywhere else in City code, nor is it defined when viewing this code.  He spoke about the synergy of rideshare and noted that he has analyzed different cities; their code does not look like this.  Their study was done with counting traffic every day.  He asked the Council if they think 544 parking spaces is reasonably necessary under these circumstances. 

 

Ms. Pendleton noted that things have changed since Starbucks came in.  Online shopping has become easy and has changed things.  

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the code does say commercial center, but courts will look at more specific language.  There would have to very specific findings as there are other similar strip malls who may want the same uses.  He mentioned Red Rock Commons which has been affected by these issues.  The City’s goal is to accommodate businesses. 

 

Mayor Pike noted this is a difficult decision to make.  The Council tries to be flexible; food helps bring in customers.

 

Councilmember Randall commented that she understands both points.  She has never gone to this center and could not find a parking space. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that one of the challenges for him is that they may set a precedent that will cause problems in the future.  He would hate to see empty retail spaces. 

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Councilmember Hughes noted that they are not shoving in new space, rather they are utilizing existing space.  He is also concerned with not setting a precedent. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that if the Council is inclined to approve this, he does not feel it should be tonight.  He would like two weeks to analyze the numbers that have been presented and see how it compares to other cities.  He agrees that times have changed; however, there is a reason the ordinance was written.  If the ordinance it outdated, it should be changed.  He asked Mr. Willis to look at the parking ordinance recently.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the request for two weeks.

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.

 

AGREEMENT RENEWAL:

Consider renewing the agreement with Everbridge for the paging system and reverse 911 system for all of Washington County.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the paging system is handled by the County through an agreement with Everbridge.  Since the City does the dispatching, staff feels the contract should be with the City.  It was not bid out because the contract is being assumed.  This agreement allows the City to continue with the services.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to renew the agreement with Everbridge.

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.

 

SET NEW DATE AND TIME FOR AN EMPLOYEE APPEAL HEARING:

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended rescheduling the employee appeal hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to reschedule the employee appeal hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

Mayor Pike asked City Manager Gary Esplin to minimize the agenda for that meeting.

 

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.

 

RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Hertz Corporation.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the next three items are renewal agreements for rental cars at the airport.  The proposed agreements would require the counters be staffed during incoming flights.  Parking layouts have been revised according to the number of spaces being leased.  Staff recommends approval of the agreements.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the car rental agreement with Hertz Corporation.

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.

 

RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the car rental agreement with Avis Rent-A-Car and Budget Rent-A-Car.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

VOTE:             Mayor Pike called for a 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.

 

RENTAL CAR AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a new car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Utah.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the car rental agreement with Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Utah.

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.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised item 6J is no longer necessary. 

 

CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a construction agreement with Bryce Christensen Excavating for services to remove sediment from the Ft. Pierce Wash.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that under the purchasing ordinance the City Manager can authorize payments up to $50,000.  Although the cost is under that amount he put it on the agenda; however, the project is already finished. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve a construction agreement with Bryce Christensen Excavating for services to remove sediment from the Ft. Pierce Wash.

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 10, 2016.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 17, 2016.

 

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

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on December 15, 2016.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the minutes from the meetings held on November 10, November 17, December 1, and December 15, 2016.

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.

 

APPOINTMENTS: 

Mayor Pike recommended appointing Twila Abrams, Katherine Alldridge and Lane Ronnow to the Art Museum Board.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to appoint Twila Abrams, Katherine Alldridge and Lane Ronnow to the Art Museum Board.

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Pike recommended reappointing Steven Brough to the Art Museum Board for a three year term.

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January 5, 2017

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to reappoint Steven Brough to the Art Museum Board.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER:

No reports were given.

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

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

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN:

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

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.

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder