Meeting Minutes

Thursday, March 16,2017
Minutes



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

MARCH 16, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin   

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Bette Arial

 

OPENING:    

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by a Ray Ganowsky and the invocation was offered by Tim Martin with the St. George Interfaith Council.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the installation of a traffic signal at 450 North and 3050 East.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this bid is for the installation of the traffic signal at 450 North and 3050 East.  The low bidder was Progressive Contracting, Inc. in the amount of $159,191.13; the cost for City-furnished hardware is 87,000.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the contract to Progressive Contracting for the installation of a traffic signal at 450 North and 3050 East in the amount of $159,191.13.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the high density mineral bond parks and trails project.

 

 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained the bid is a sole source award.  The mineral bond is used to seal asphalt and is a good treatment to prolong life of City trails.   Funds are included in the current budget.  It is recommended to award the bid to Holbrook Asphalt, Inc. at a cost of $130,655.12.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to reward the bid for the high density mineral bond parks and trails project to Holbrook Asphalt, Inc. in the amount of $130,655.12.

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.

 

CITY’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2017/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $10,000,000 of the City’s Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 to finance the costs of a manufacturing facility for Ram Manufacturing; and related matters.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the bonds are for conduit financing for the Ram Company to expand their facility.  This industrial revenue bond is a mechanism the state allows and are non-recourse bonds for the City.  Zions Bank is working with the Ram Company to get the bonds issued.

 

Blake Wade with Gilmore Bell explained this bond is not recoursed to the City. Zions Bank will deal solely with the Ram Company for the repayment of the bond.  Federal law allows for a manufacturing company to bond up to $10 million on a tax exempt basis.  There will be a public hearing held in April after which another resolution will need to be passed.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of not more than $10,000,000 of the City’s Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017 to finance the costs of a manufacturing facility for Ram Manufacturing; and related matters.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

 

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Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PARATRANSIT ELIGIBILITY APPEAL BOARD/ORDINANCE:

Consider amending the ordinance pertaining to the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board allowing appeals to be heard by a hearing officer, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, rather than a Board of three (3) persons.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff recommended that a hearing officer be appointed rather than having a three (3) person board.  Staff does not have anyone specific in mind at this time.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to amend the ordinance pertaining to the Paratransit Eligibility Appeals Board allowing appeals to be heard by a hearing offices, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, rather than a Board of three (3) persons.

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 Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to relocate an existing towing yard from 405 North Park Street to 1033 East 770 North; property is zoned M-1 (Industrial).  Sam Andrus, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to relocate an existing towing yard from 405 North Park Street to 1033 East 770 North. He showed photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions as follows:

 

1.  Screen the front fencing on 770 North Street (add slats) to comply with Section 10-11-4.

2.  The applicant intends to replace the swinging gate with a rolling gate.

3.  Razor wire may not be rolled as it currently exists.  It must be pulled straight and comply with Section 10-18-6.

4.  Demonstrate that landscaping be installed per Section 10-11-4(D).

5.  Comply with findings A-K.

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit to relocate an existing towing yard from 405 North Park Street to 1033 East 770 North.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct a four (4) story hotel that exceeds the maximum allowable height of 35’ at 200 East Sunland Drive.  Vanzeban Architecture, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a four (4) story hotel that exceeds 35’ at 200 East Sunland Drive. He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan and zoning map; relationship to recently approved Staybridge hotel; heights; colors and materials; rendering; elevations; and photo simulation.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings A-K.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the conditional use permit to construct a four (4) story hotel that exceeds the maximum allowable height of 35’ at 200 East Sunland Drive; not to exceed 50’.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Arbors Phase 2, a 10-lot residential subdivision located at the northwest corner of 3000 East Street and Horseman Park Drive; zoning is R-1-12.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Arbors Phase 2.

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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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Ridge Phase 2, a 21-lot residential subdivision located at between the Southern Parkway and Desert Canyons Drive; zoning is PD-R.  He showed and outlined the final plat.  The development will be subject to the 15% of landscaping open space per lot.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Desert Ridge 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 Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Tupelo Estates Phase 6, a 13-lot residential subdivision located at Delany Drive and 3230 South Street; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Tupelo Estates Phase 6.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for South Rim at Foremaster Ridge Phase 1, a 16-lot residential subdivision located at 1470 East Street and Howard Lane; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the final plat.  When asked by Councilmember Baca, he provided an update on the traffic signal in this area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for South Rim at Foremaster Ridge Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority for the design of the Springs Erosion Protection repair project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement allows the Flood Control Authority to reimburse the City for the design of the Springs Erosion Protection repair project along the Virgin River.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the reimbursement agreement with the Washington County Flood Control Authority in the amount of $47,310.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PURCHASE AND SALES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a purchase and sales agreement to sell City owned property located at the northeast intersection of 900 North and 630 West to Hogan Investments.

 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin stated staff received a request from a property owner near Red Hills Golf Course to purchase City owned property.  The property was shown on a map.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins added that was an existing fence a number of years ago but it collapsed because of water issues.  They would like to purchase the property to build another retaining wall and install a ditch to divert drainage.   

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the ditch is the old West City Springs Irrigation system.  The property will be sold for $1.50 per sq. ft.

 

Mr. Jenkins commented that the agreement has not been finalized.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted if approved, the buyer will pay all of the costs for platting and recording and will be required to combine the property with their existing lot.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the sale of City owned property to Hogan Investments at $1.50 per sq. ft. with the conditions mentioned by City Attorney Shawn Guzman.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from Planned Development Residential to Planned Development Commercial on 2.16 acres located on River Road near Brigham Road.  Champion Gymnastics, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone form PD-R to PD-C on 2.16 acres located on River Road near Brigham Road.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning and general plan maps; conceptual landscape plan; building concept

rendering; 2D elevation; setback from residential; floor plan; materials board and monument sign proposed; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the height as well as the use.  

 

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

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to change the zone from PD-R to PD-C on 2.16 acres located on River Road near Brigham Road, with the height variance to 40’.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from C-2 (Highway Commercial) to R-2 (Multi-Family Residential) on 0.20 acres located at 82 West 700 South.  Mike Jorgensen, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from C-2 to R-2 on 0.20 acres located at 82 West 700 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: general plan and zoning map; site; photos of the area.  The 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 Hughes to change the zone from C-2 to R-2 on 0.20 acres located at 82 West 700 South.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the Planned Development Administrative Professional zone on 1.00 acres located at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 2200 East.  Amanda Maxfield, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the PD-AP zone on 1.00 acres located at the intersection of Riverside Drive and 2200 East.  He noted the applicant is requesting an additional use - a hair academy.  He then presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: general plan and

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zoning map; elevations; landscape and site plan; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommended approval on the Planned Development, including the use.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the PC-AP zone to allow the use.

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/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from High Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 6.00 acres located at approximately 600 South and 1000 East.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from High Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 6.00 acres located at approximately 600 South and 1000 East.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; current general plan land use; zone change map; and photos.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  

 

Resident Miriam Hansen stated that she currently runs a business in her home; she asked if this amendment will this still allow for that.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained as long as her business meets the home occupation ordinance, this amendment will not affect her.   

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the General Plan from High Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 6.00 acres located at approximately 600 South and 1000 East.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 (Residential) to C-2 (Commercial) on 1.19 acres generally located at the northwest intersection of 600 South and 1000 East.  Larry Gardner, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 to C-2 on 1.19 acres generally located at the northwest intersection of 600 South and 1000 East.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map, general plan map; and rezone to C2.  The 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 Bowcutt to change the zone from R-1-10 to C-2 on 1.19 acres generally located at the northwest intersection of 600 South and 1000 East.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a drainage, irrigation, and utility easement on a parcel located at the northwest corner of the intersection at 1670 South and Crosby Way.  City of St. George/Hotel Barons, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a drainage, irrigation, and utility easement on a parcel located at the northwest corner of the intersection at 1670 South and Crosby Way.  Years ago an easement was requested; however, it was placed over the entire parcel.  They are now requesting to vacate the easement; a new easement will be created in the future.    

 

 

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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 Hughes to vacate a drainage, irrigation, and utility easement on the entire parcel located at the northwest corner of the intersection at 1670 South and Crosby Way.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a public utilities and drainage easement located between lots 21 and 22 of the Stone Cove Subdivision Phase 2 and to adjust the lot line between said lots.  Roy Odette, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins showed the amended final plat and explained the request is to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement as the owner is purchasing the adjacent lot.  He noted that the JUC is okay with vacating the easement.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to vacate a public utilities and drainage easement between lots 21 and 22 of the Stone Cove Subdivision Phase 2 and to adjust the lot line between said lots.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 2, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 9, 2017.

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MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the minutes from February 2, 2017 and February 9, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPORTS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS, MAYOR, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Randall mentioned that the Vietnam Wall replica will be displayed at the Zion Harley Davidson dealership Thursday through Sunday.  

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that the MPO showed some videos regarding car crashes - wear your seatbelt.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned a change.org petition regarding a crossing guard in the Little Valley area.  There have been 17 requests in areas throughout the City.  He stated that there is a process and that he would like to discuss options at a work meeting in the near future.  

 

ADJOURN:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca 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 Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

         

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder