City Council Minutes

Thursday, November 17,2016



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 17, 2016, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

OPENING:

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The presentation of Colors and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Youth City Council Mayor Page Durrant and the invocation was offered by Tim Martin with the St. George Interfaith Council.

 

Youth City Council Mayor Page Durrant introduced members of the Youth City Council who were present.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming November 18, 2016 as St. George East Elementary School Day.

 

Former Principal Dar Smith mentioned that he was Principal from 1967-1988; Former Principal Dixie Andruss taught for many years then became Principal in approximately 1995-2005.  Current Principal Terea Mortensen commented they are excited to move to the new Legacy Elementary School and thanked Mayor Pike for the proclamation.   

 

Mayor Pike introduced Police Captain Mike Giles introduced Sergeant Tyrell Bangerter and Police Officer Carlotta Baer.  Captain Giles explained what the Move Over Campaign is and stated that it will be pushed throughout the state.  He then presented the video that will be used to promote the campaign.

 

AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE:

Consider approval of an airport hangar lease with Rasmussen Air LLC for hangar lot 57B.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the lease meets all requirements.  Since they already have an existing hangar, they are requesting to change the name to Rasmussen Air LLC.  The leases are standard leases.

 

AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE:

Consider approval of an airport hangar lease with Michael Busher for hangar lot 58D.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this lease is for a new hangar with Michael Busher for hangar lot 58D.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the consent calendar, items 1A and 1B.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

 

Councilmember Baca noted that these leases are hangar leases and are standard leases; however, there is a difference between this type of lease and a SASO lease.

 

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the annual crack seal project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this request is for the annual crack seal project in the amount of $201,895 and is part of the City’s overall pavement management program.  Superior Asphalt has had the contract in the past few years and has done a good job.  This year’s cost is slightly lower than last year.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the contract and agreement with Superior Asphalt in the amount of $201,895 for the annual crack seal project.   

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this request is a professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications.  Currently, the design does not allow for oversized vehicles, therefore, this would be a modification to allow these types of vehicles to better utilize the roundabout.  The total cost is being paid by UDOT, the City is simply the facilitator; the amount of the agreement is $39,245.32.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the professional services agreement with Jviation for the design of the Ledges roundabout modifications; the cost to be paid by UDOT.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the purchase of four (4) vehicles for the Police Department.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the current budget includes funds to purchase four (4) police vehicles.  He outlined the vehicles that will be purchased.   

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the purchase of four (4) vehicles; one (1) pick-up truck, one (1) detective unit, and two (2) K-9 units in the amount of $127,155.

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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AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Bloomington Little League Field lighting equipment.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin reminded the Council the budget opening recently approved for the purchase of the Bloomington Little Field lighting equipment.  He recommended ordering the lights before the end of the year so they can be purchased at a discounted price.    

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the Bloomington Little League Field lighting equipment to Musco Lighting in the amount of $65,000.   

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.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the Dixie Regional Medical Center – IHC Hospital Campus Planned Development zone by adding and developing a cancer center.  IHC, Health Services Inc, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the Dixie Regional Medical Center – IHC Hospital Campus Planned Development zone.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: materials & colors board; summary of request; renderings; narrative; 2D elevations; campus plan; landscape plan; and parking data.

 

Applicant Scott Wyckoff mentioned there will be a lot of research being done at the center.  He explained the reasoning for the colors and materials being used.  

 

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 amending the Planned Development zone by adding and developing the cancer center as has been proposed, including the height, color, and materials.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE PUBLIC UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a public utility and drainage easement and amending the final plat for The Estates at Valderra.  FG Properties LLC, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a public utility and drainage easement and amending the final plat for The Estates at Valderra.  He showed and outlined the final subdivision plat amendment.  



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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 vacating the public utility and drainage easement and amending the final plat for The Estates at Valderra.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE DRAINAGE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a drainage easement located on the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  Darcy Stewart, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a drainage easement located on the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course.  He showed and outlined a map detailing the location and new drainage line and roadway.  

 

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 vacating the drainage easement located on the Bloomington Country Club Golf Course as presented.

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.

 

STATE INFRASTRUCTURE BANK LOAN/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution authorizing a State Infrastructure Bank Loan from UDOT for the City’s participation costs for the I-15 underpass at the mall.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a resolution that would authorize a State Infrastructure bank loan with the State of Utah for the City’s participation costs of the I-15 underpass at the mall.  The funding for the project is $3.2 million with an interest rate of 1.33%.  He stated the first payment will be approximately $1 million and is included in the current budget.  This is a 3-year loan but can be paid off earlier.  This funding mechanism has been used in the past on the Southern Parkway.

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined what is included in the cost.

 

Mayor Pike reminded the Council that different options were looked at, some of which were far more expensive.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution authorizing a State Infrastructure Bank Loan from UDOT for the City’s participation cost for the I-15 underpass at the mall in the amount of for $3.2 million.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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



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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the timing is good as they are widening the lanes on I-15. The funds for this project will be coming out of the transportation fund.  

 

AGREEMENT WITH SWITCHPOINT:

Consider approval of an agreement between the City of St. George and the Friends of SwitchPoint for the operation of the homeless shelter.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated the agreement is for the operation of SwitchPoint.    He reminded the Council that they approved a Memorandum of Understanding and agreed to lease the building to the Friends of SwitchPoint.  

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the agreement between the City of St. George and the Friends of SwitchPoint for the operation of the homeless shelter.

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.

 

LEASE AGREEMENT WITH SWITCHPOINT:

Consider approval a lease agreement between the City of St. George and the Friends of SwitchPoint for the building located at 948 North 1300 West.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained the Council agreed to lease the facility to the Friends of SwitchPoint for $12 per year.  He outlined the terms of the lease which began July 1, 2016.  The operating agreement includes language giving those from St. George preference when the need arises.   

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the lease agreement between the City of St. George and the Friends of SwitchPoint for the building located at 948 North 1300 West as articulated by the City Attorney.

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.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARING:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on November 9, 2016, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings for December 1, 2016 to consider a request to change the zone from Mining and Grazing to RE-12.5 on 52.68 acres located on the east side of SR18 at approximately 4300 North.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearings for December 1, 2016.

SECOND: The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

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Councilmember Baca – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Dinosaur Professional Park, a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 2200 East Riverside Drive; zoning is Planned Development Administrative Professional.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the preliminary plat for a 3-lot commercial subdivision located at approximately 2200 East Riverside Drive noting that the developer is proposing a shared access and utility easement on the three properties and will be part of the final plat as well as a deceleration lane.

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.

 

AMENDED PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the amended preliminary plat for Escalera Estates, a 6–lot residential subdivision located approximately at the northwest corner of the intersection at Middleton Drive and 1900 East Street; zoning is RE-12.5.  He showed and outlined the amended preliminary plat.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the request as articulated.

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 Escalera Estates Phase 1, a 1-lot residential subdivision located at the northwest corner of Middleton Drive and 1900 East Street; zoning is RE-12.5.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Escalera Estates Phase 1.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Red Cliffs Park East Phase 3, a 21–lot residential subdivision located at approximately 2150

West and 1200 North; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

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MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Red Cliffs Park East 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 The Garages at Sun River Storage Phase 2, an 18-lot commercial subdivision located off Hobby Hut Way at approximately 1150 West and 4300 South; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for The Garages at Sun River Storage Phase 2.

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.

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 2, a 32-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 200 East and 3650 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Villa Highlands at Hidden Valley Phase 2.

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.

 

REMOVE NON-CONFORMING HOME:

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to remove an existing non-conforming home at 213 East 670 South, and replace it with a new home as a major remodel in the same location with the same setbacks.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; ordinance; setbacks and comments; vicinity map; original Sunland subdivision; site-aerial; zoning and general plan; photos of the home; existing site plan; proposed elevations; floor plan; and original 1978 building permit.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to remove an existing non-conforming home and replace it with a new home as a major remodel with the a new home as a major remodel in the same location with the same setbacks located at 213 East 670 South.  

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

 

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AMENDED REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT FOR THE SAND HOLLOW WASH RESTORATION PROJECT:

Consider approval of an amended reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Sand Hollow Wash Restoration project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Sand Hollow Wash Restoration project.  He outlined the amendments.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the amended reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the Sand Hollow Wash restoration project.

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 Arial reported on the Arts Commission meeting she recently attended.     

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned that the Dinosaur Museum will be hosting a holiday party soon.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the Jubilee of Trees event began today as well as the East Elementary School Day events and the Hela Seegmiller Farm dedication taking place tomorrow.  He reminded the public that work meetings for the remainder of the year have been cancelled.  

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt 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 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

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.





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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder