City Council Minutes

Thursday, February 2,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 2, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

            Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

            Councilmember Bette Arial

            Councilmember Ed Baca

            City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Gail Maxwell and the invocation was offered by Rabbi Helene Ainbinder.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

          Resident Joseph Mitchell addressed the Council regarding the Safe UT phone app.  This app has been made and created to prevent suicides for children ages 11-18.  He hopes to implement this in the high schools in the Washington County School District.     

 

FINANCIAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER, 2016:

            Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2016.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin highlighted portions of the report and noted that revenues are up and expenditures are less than expected for this time of the year.  General Fund revenues are up approximately 12%.  He mentioned the recent rating review and noted that water revenue bonds were upgraded to AA-.

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.  

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

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Mayor Pike mentioned that Brad and Marta Harr wanted to be present to comment about the short term rentals bill at tonight’s meeting.  He suggested the Council allow for a public comment item on the agenda for citizens to speak about this at the next regular meeting.  

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Virgin River South Trail project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project is along the Virgin River South Trail.  

Parks Planner Millie Cockerill presented maps outlining the project.  

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended awarding the bid to JP Excavating in the amount of $219,129.70.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid to JP Excavating in the amount of $219,129.70.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT:

Consider approval of a contract for the NextGen Text to 911 Connection and network fees for the City’s Dispatch Center.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this contract is a sole source with Centurylink for texting to 911.  A grant was secured in the amount of $76,000; $13,000 is included in tonight’s budget opening to add to this source.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw added the amount of the contract is $63,764.82

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the contract with Centurylink for the NextGen Text to 911 Connection for the City’s Dispatch Center in the amount of $63,764.82 pending approval of the budget openings.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

 

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Councilmember Hughes – 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 with Rosenberg Associates for the Tech Ridge Phase I road, drainage, and utility plans.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is the first phase of the Tech Ridge.  This project will allow connection from the Inn to the west side of the old airport.  He recommended awarding the bid to Rosenberg in the amount of $24,800.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to enter into a professional services agreement with Rosenberg Associates for the road on Tech Ridge at a cost of $24,800.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 19 of City code to expand the Student Pedestrian Emphasis Area to include 679 and 695 East Tabernacle.  PEG Development, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend Title 10, Chapter 19 of City code to expand the Student Pedestrian Emphasis Area to include 679 and 695 East Tabernacle.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: map of the current student pedestrian emphasis area; map of proposed expansion.  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 Baca to approve amending Title 10, Chapter 19 of City code to expand the Student Pedestrian Emphasis Area to include 679 and 695 East Tabernacle.

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SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 12.48 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on approximately 19.170 acres located on the south side of 1450 South Street and west of 3000 East Street.  Traveller-Stone Cliff LC, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Commercial (COM) and Medium Density Residential (MDR) on approximately 12.48 acres and from LDR to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on approximately 19.170 acres located on the south side of 1450 South and west of 3000 East.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; current zoning map; current General Plan land use; proposed General Plan land use; proposal; applicant’s proposal; alternative proposal since the Planning Commission; and photos of the site.  The Planning Commission recommended approval on the Commercial but denied the MDR; therefore, the applicant has submitted an alternate proposal.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained since this is a General Plan amendment, it could include an area not owned by the applicant.  

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned that several letters received in opposition.

 

Mr. Willis stated that a number of the letters stated concerns about MDR; some outlined concerns with Commercial.

 

Applicant Gail Maxwell stated that they have met with the Schmutz family who owns the adjacent lot - they do not want a buffer zone.  

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Resident Terry Hutchinson stated that he opposes the entire request as there are a lot of valuable properties in the area.  He is primarily concerned about

 

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the commercial in this area; he would rather it be more towards Little Valley. It does not make sense to change the zoning plan.  

 

Resident Rand McCullough presented a St. George City General Plan map and stated that this request opens the door for a number of things.  Since there is already commercial zoning in the area, more is not needed - there are also several commercial sites nearby in Washington City.  He noted that Boulder Springs is Medium Density Residential and is very crowded; this is not what they want on the hill.

 

Resident Jim Anderson stated that the proposal is made to lower property values by injecting a build out and get out housing development.  He is concerned with the viability of commercial industries in this area.  As a hydrologist he believes building on this land will increase runoff.   

 

Resident George Ficklin agreed with the previous comments. This is a nice, large, low density housing area.  If they wanted to move into medium or high density, they could have in other areas of the City.  He is concerned that property values will decrease.  They bought on the hill based on the lots and views.  There are many other commercial zoned areas in the area; he proposes to send the commercial to the south end of Little Valley.  

 

Resident Greg Karlin voiced his opposition as he believes it will lower property values. He bought in the area because it was low density.  The only one who stands to wins on this proposal is the developer.  

 

Mr. Maxwell thanked the residents for their concerns.  He and Kay Traveller  have been in business for many years and have many classy medium density developments.  They would like to build for those that would like to have smaller homes and lots with views.  An appraiser at the Planning Commission meeting mentioned that the proposal would raise property values, not lower them.  He asked the Council to trust them.   

 

Steve Kemp, who represents the Schmutz Family, stated that they support the medium density residential zoning.  The proposed commercial does not have to be a gas station or convenience store.  He would be surprised if anyone wanted to live on a one acre lot adjacent to the substation or near 3000 East.  He believes the projects developed by Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Traveller are done very well.   

 

Resident Jerry Atkin proposed the Council not approve the commercial or medium density as he does not want this in the area.  Stone Cliff has done a nice job and would like to see it continue.  

 

Resident Chris Hendershot stated that the road is the buffer for him.  He is opposed to have commercial in the area with the lights shining all the time. If

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there was commercial property near him, he would most likely sell his home and move.  He bought his home with the understanding that there would be nice homes across from him.  He does not want medium residential nor commercial zoning in the area.

 

Mr. McCullough commented there is no other medium density residential in the area.  Kay Traveller does wonderful work, but this will increase the quantity of part time residents in the area.

 

Mr. Ficklin mentioned that one of the reasons they moved here was to see the night sky.  More homes in that area would ruin that.  

 

Mr. Anderson commended Stone Cliff for what they have done to date.

 

Resident Dan Weiss stated that the medium density bothers him as they are trying to change the rules.  He understands why they are proposing this, but it is unfair to those that have previously purchased homes.

 

Resident Dave Young stated that he owns the adjacent property.  The property across the street to the north of 1450 South was turned down when proposing commercial zoning.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt clarified that it was proposed to be commercial on six; however, the applicant amended the request to four acres and was approved for professional office.

 

Mayor Pike noted this is a General Plan amendment.

 

Mr. Young added that he does not feel this is good for the area.  

 

Mr. Maxwell commented that 28 years ago, no one would ever believe that they could have built on Stone Cliff.  They have a vision and feel they can put buildings on the hillside.    

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

Mr. Willis explained that the Planning Commission felt commercial would be okay at 1450 South and 3000 East; however, regarding the MDR, they didn’t feel fit the character of the area.  He compared the sizes of other commercial properties in the area.  If approved, staff would recommend it be developed as a Planned Development Commercial which will be approved by Council.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned from a zoning standpoint, the developer cannot move without a General Plan amendment.  If denied, it is a year before they can return.  A zone change cannot be planned around a

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developer.  He asked if the Council was inclined to deny the commercial zoning to allow the developer to return sooner than a year with something that is more suitable to the area.  He commented there should be medium density residential in several areas of the City; this area should not be any different.   

 

Mayor Pike and City Manager Gary Esplin outlined what options the Council had.  

 

Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that he is in favor of some commercial in the area.    

 

Mayor Pike noted that he would like to see what is actually developable on this property as there is interesting topography.

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that good points were brought up.  Twelve acres seems like a lot for commercial; however, not all of it is flat ground.    

 

Mr. Maxwell stated they would most likely develop office buildings or medical offices.  He does not know if twelve acres is too much.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to deny the Medium Density Residential and allow them to return with ideas for commercial.   

 

City Manager Gary Esplin clarified that under the existing ordinance, if the plan is significantly modified, they can return sooner than a year.   

 

Mr. Maxwell asked how specific they need to be.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that they need to be as specific as possible to show residents as well as the Council what is planned.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Bowcutt, Mr. Maxwell stated that most of the commercial zoning is not buildable; some of the residential zoning has issues with the hill.

 

AMENDED

MOTION:      Councilmember Arial amended her motion to deny the General Plan amendment and allow the applicant to return with a change in the commercial within a year, approving a fee waiver if they return within a year.

 

A discussion took place regarding tabling the item versus denying the request.

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Mayor Pike clarified Councilmember Arial’s motion.

 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FY2016-17 BUDGET:

Consider approval of a resolution amending the FY2016-17 Budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed budget amendments to the FY2016-17 budget as follows: 1) To budget for receiving a grant award from the Governor's Office of Economic Development and the Office of Outdoor Recreation Programs to purchase kayaks and paddles, bouldering equipment, and related supplies and expenses for the City's outdoor recreation program; 2) To budget for the purchase of a K-9 to replace the Police Department's previous K-9, Rossko, who died suddenly. The costs of the new K-9 were fully funded through donations received from our citizens; 3) To budget for carryover of the balance of Animal Shelter Training Donations unused from the prior fiscal year to fund behavioral training services and related expenses for dogs who are difficult to adopt, during the current fiscal year; 4) To budget for annual liability and property insurance for the Southgate Golf Course as the budget was unintentionally submitted as $0; 5) To budget for the costs to add second monitors to each Dispatch Center workstation as part of the "Next Generation" capabilities upgrade (NextGen will allow text to 911). Funding will be a transfer from the Dispatch Center's reserve; 6) To budget for receiving a grant award from the State 911 Committee to help fund the "Next Generation" capabilities project and to add a multimode feature enabling other dispatch centers to use our server for text to 911. The grant also reduces the City's required funding of the equipment approved in November by $12,945; 7) To budget for costs to repair damage to a storm drain culvert/pedestrian access headwall along River Road and south of the Fort Pierce Industrial Park. Reimbursement of the repairs will eventually be recovered from the insurance company of the driver who's accident caused the damage; however receipt of the insurance payment could extend into the next fiscal year; 8) To budget for emergency repairs to water lines servicing the lap pool at the Sand Hollow Aquatics Center which burst. The costs are to repair the water lines and to replace a fire alarm panel which was also damaged; 9) To carry over the budget approved in the prior fiscal year for the SHAC Plug-n-Play remodel equipment which was ordered in FY16 but not received and installed until the current year due to the unanticipated shipping

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issues on the vendor side; 10) To budget for the Pioneer Park Detention Basin project with the majority of funding from a passthrough from Washington County with NRCS EWP grant funds. The City's share will be funded by reallocating the amount of Utility Drainage funds intended for the Indian Hills Drive North Drainage Project as that project is expected to come in under budgeted amounts; and 11) To budget for consulting fees for the strategic development programming and economic analysis for the Tech Ridge. Funding for the professional services will be paid through funds received in the prior year from the sale of a portion of the old airport site property.

 

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 resolution amending the FY2016-17 Budget.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Pike excused Councilmember Hughes who then left the meeting.

 

DONATION OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY:

Consider approval to donate City owned property to Dixie State University.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request and location of the property.  The property was given jointly to the City and the University by the Jennings family.  As discussed in previous Council meetings, the proposal is to donate the property to the University who will then sell the property using the proceeds to assist in building the human performance center.  A letter from the University was received; events being held there will help provide economic development opportunities.     

 

Paul Morris with Dixie State University showed a rendering of the human performance/student wellness center.  He mentioned that they are flying to Salt lake City on Monday to present their proposal to the Legislatures.  The tennis courts will be moved as that area will be needed for parking.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the donation of City owned property to Dixie State University.   

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

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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 January 24, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting a public hearing for February 16, 2017 to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 to Planned Development Commercial on 12.98 acres located at the southwest corner of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to advertise the public hearing for February 16, 2017.  

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

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 4-story, 63-unit hotel on 270 East Street north of 1670 South.  Hotel Barrons LLC, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a 4-story, 63-unit hotel on 270 East Street north of 1670 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; building heights; comparable roof heights; narrative; parcels; site plan; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommends approval with findings pertaining primarily to aesthetics and height.   

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the conditional use permit to construct the 4-story, My Place hotel, exceeding the allowed building height at 57’ subject to the findings of staff and the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South.  Lanse Chournos, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; applicant’s narrative; vicinity aerial; site aerial; zoning - RE-12.5.  Planning Commission recommends approval with the following comments:

 

1. The property is an interior lot with frontage & access on 3860 South Street.

 

2. According to the applicant, the garage will be for personal RV and boat use.

 

3. The proposed height is approximately 18’ 4” to accommodate RV and boat storage.

 

4. The detached structure will be constructed of materials to match the existing shop and home.

 

5. Note: No home occupation permit may be given for any business in the workshop or garage area.

 

The findings of the Planning Commission include aesthetics, height, and maintain character and purpose of zone.  He showed elevations and floor plan.  

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that although public hearings are not required with conditional use permits, the Mayor can allow the public to speak if someone chooses to express comments.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit to construct a detached accessory structure with a height of approximately 18’ at 2431 East 3860 South including the findings of the Planning Commission and staff.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

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CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to operate an auction house business at 476 East Riverside Drive, Unit B9.  Jexters LLC, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to operate an auction house business at 476 East Riverside Drive, Unit B9.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; relevance and history; parking; narrative; MOU - coordination with the Police Department; elevation; radius map; site plan; recorded plat; floor plan.  Planning Commission recommended approval with the following conditions:

 

1. Inspection and approval by the Building Department and Fire Department prior to occupancy of this business.

 

2. If the use intensifies, the Planning Commission and City Council shall reevaluate the conditional use permit.

 

3. Parking shall be provided as required per 10-19-5 “Nonresidential Area Requirements” and 10-19-9 “Optional Provisions”.

4. This CUP is only approved for an indoor auction; there shall be no outside display of vehicles, boats, etc.

 

5. Adhere to all requirements of the Police Department.

 

He provided information regarding parking stalls and stated the findings of the Planning Commission include noise, traffic, maintain character and purpose of zone, and public health.

 

David Craig with Jexters explained their auctions will be simulcast and will be after hours for neighboring businesses, with the exception of Bare Foot Gymnastics.  They have software that tracks the merchandise, buyers and consignors.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the conditional use permit to operate an auction house business under the permitted uses category in Section 10-10-2 at 476 East Riverside Drive, Unit B9 subject to the conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT:

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a hillside development permit for Desert Cove to allow for the removal of isolated noncontiguous and insignificant slopes, to consider the recommendations of a rock fall hazard report, to consider drainage mitigations, and to consider mitigations to prevent hillside scarring.  The permit would allow development of a proposed single family residential subdivision located in the vicinity of Church Rocks Drive and east of Rim Runner Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; density & disturbance; drainage, geotech report, powers & duties, and permit required; project - vicinity map; vicinity - aerial map; firm map; city base map; general plan and zoning maps; slope map; contour & grading plan; construct drainage swale and rock fall mitigation berm; rock fall report; preliminary - rock fall hazard assessment, mitigated area - design - rock fall berm & drainage swale; site plan; drainage report; geotechnical report; cut slope mitigation proposal; and photos of the property.  The Hillside Review Board recommended approval of:

 

1. Removal of isolated slopes - the removal of isolated insignificant slopes as presented on the contour map and as shown in the field.

 

2. Rock fall berm - the recommendation of the rock fall hazard report, dated December 23, 2016, which includes installation of the rock fall mitigation berm.

 

3. Drainage study - install the drainage improvements with rip rap lining and stacked rock berming.

 

4. Geotech report - follow the recommendations of the geotechnical report.

 

5. Mitigate scarring - any cut over 10’ shall be mitigated to avoid scarring.  The applicant proposes a 1:1 cut slope and not a 2:1 to limit hillside cut.

 

6. No disturb barrier - the developer shall insure that a temporary barricade is installed to prevent earthwork beyond the established limits of disturbance.

 

Although the Planning Commission recommended approval, supporting the conditions of the Hillside Review Board, they didn’t fully embrace the berm initially.      

 

Applicant Ken Miller explained the drainage swale and berm will be located within a private easement at the back of the lots.  It will be noted on the plat that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain them.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated the problem with noting things on the plat is that in 5-10 years people don’t look at the plat.  He believes these restrictions should be recorded on each individual lot.

 

Mr. Miller explained the drainage will be riprap lined and the berm will be rock lined.   

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Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned that he is concerned with getting seven property owners to clean the area.   

 

Applicant Curt Gordon pointed out the nature of the drain swale, it is more like a moat.  It will be at least 6’ deep and will be rip rapped with large rock.  They will be happy to note each lot.  He explained that each property owner is responsible to maintain the drainage on their property.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin commented this may create a problem in the future.     

 

Mr. Gordon stated that he has confidence in their engineers and believes this is the best alternative.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that there are only three members of the Council present; if Mr. Gordon would like to table the request, he can.  Tonight, the vote would have to be unanimous.   

 

Mr. Gordon requested the item be tabled.

 

Councilmember Arial stepped out.

 

Mayor Pike called for a short recess.

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

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 Aspen Estates Phase 2, a 12-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of 2890 South and 3210 East; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the final plat, speaking specifically about drainage.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 2.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

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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 Aspen Estates Phase 3, a 12-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of 2930 South and 3210 East; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 3.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

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 Hidden Valley Estates Phase 9, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located on Hidden Valley Drive at approximately 100 East; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Hidden Valley Estates Phase 9.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

VACATE IRRIGATION EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance vacating an irrigation easement located at approximately 1050 West and 1100 South.  HETTSA Group, LLC, applicant.

 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is an easement owned by the City and Canal Company.   It is on the Gubler property that was annexed into the City approximately one year ago.    

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance vacating an irrigation easement located at approximately 1050 West and 1100 South.    

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

APPROVAL OF AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of an agreement with Lyft, Inc. for transportation network services (TNC) at the airport.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin this agreement is similar to the one approved with Uber, it allows them to operate at the airport.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve an agreement with Lyft, Inc for transportation network services at the airport.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

APPOINT NEW LEISURE SERVICES DIRECTOR:

Consider appointment of the new Leisure Services Director.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins is retiring at the end of April after 34 years of service.  He, Mr. Perkins, City Manager Gary Esplin and Human Resources Director Sharon Hokanson interviewed potential applicants.  Their recommendation is to hire Shane McAffee.  He will start the first week in March.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to appoint Shane McAffee as the new Leisure Services Director.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

MINUTES:

            Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on January 5, 2017.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes from January 5, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Baca mentioned a new park and trails map is available.  

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to a closed session to discuss property and litigation.  

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

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 Bowcutt to adjourn.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.





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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder