City Council Minutes
Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 20,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 20, 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 Youth Mayor Elect Tayden Hansen and Scouts and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie.

 

Councilmember Randall read a proclamation in which Mayor Pike proclaimed April 29, 2017 as Arbor Day.  Mayor Pike introduced the Miss St. George royalty after which he introduced the Youth City Council who presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: Make-A-Wish; Fun for Wishes Event; Sponsor Flyer; Sponsors to Date; Community Flyer; and Fundraising Page.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the purchase of a new easement machine.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the funds to purchase the new easement machine are included in the current budget and that it will be purchased off the National Joint Powers Alliance Cooperative Contract.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to purchase the new easement machine from Dawson Infrastructure Solutions in the amount of $58,112.45.

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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AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the purchase ProQA software for the Police Department.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this software is the ProQA medical software for the Dispatch Center.  This program allows them quicker access in how to respond and who to send on emergency calls.  The software was not budgeted for; however there are funds available that can be allocated to this program.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the purchase the software from Priority Dispatch for the new EMD cards in the amount of $91,305.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the purchase of Western Red Cedar Poles.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained these are poles for the Power Department. Three bids were received; the low bidder being Anixter in the amount of $55,759.

                            

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid reward to Anixter for the Western Red Cedar Poles in the amount of $55,759.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the cement tank waterline project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the project is for waterline along Red Hills Parkway.  Water Services recommends putting the line in the street.  Four bids

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received; low bidder withdrew as they felt there was an error in their bid.  The next two bids were within 5% of each other; per City ordinance, if the second bid is a local company, they have the option to match the low bid.  If there is no local bidder, then the option may be given to a bidder from the County; therefore, staff recommends awarding the bid to Gilbert Development rather than Brotherson in the amount of $527,732.18.  

                            

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid for the waterline to Gilbert Development in the amount of $527,732.18.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider a zone change amendment to the PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) zone located at approximately 800 West 1600 South Street to develop a business park and to add “cabinet shop” to the “use” list; Chris Peterson, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the PD-C zone located at approximately 800 West 1600 South to develop a business park and to add “cabinet shop” to the use list.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan and zoning maps; elevations; renderings; site plan & landscape plan; plat; and materials board.  The Planning Commission recommends approval.  Mr. Snyder read the comments from the Planning Commission meeting.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted if approved, he will speak with Mr. Peterson to share the cost for the roadway near the Cemetery property.  He mentioned that staff struggled with where to place this type of facility as there is no zone that fits this proposal.  

 

Applicant Chris Peterson thanked staff for their assistance.  

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the PD-C zone to include the business park and to add “cabinet shop” to the use list with the recommendations from the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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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 a zone change amendment from RE-12.5 to A-1 on 0.64 acres located at approximately 2252 East 2800 South; John Wuehler, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from RE-12.5 to A-1 on 0.64 acres located at approximately 2252 East 2800 South. He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan map; zoning map; and parcels.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.  

 

Resident Jeannie Black commented that she attended the Planning Commission meeting.  At the meeting, Mr. Wuehler was willing to rezone to agriculture to keep green pieces as this area is considered a right to farm area.  

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

Roger Bundy, representative for the applicant, stated Mr. Wuehler was more than willing to go along with the Planning Commission’s recommendation.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone change from RE-12.5 to A-1 on 0.64 acres located at approximately 2252 East 2800 South.

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.

 

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider a zone change from PD-R (Planned Development Residential) and R-1-8 (Single Family Residential 8,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) to C-2 (Highway Commercial) on 0.40 acres located at approximately 150 West 700 South; Jim McArthur, applicant.

 

Councilmember Hughes stepped out.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from PD-R and R-1-8 to C-2 on 0.40 acres located at approximately 150 West 700 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial - vicinity; parcels; general plan map; zoning map; and exhibit provided by applicant. The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Applicant Jim McArthur introduced himself.

 

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 the zone change from PD-R and R-1-8 to C-2 on 0.40 acres located at approximately 150 West 700 South.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider approval of a Final Subdivision Plat Amendment by adjusting the lot line located between Lots 94 & 95, The Springs Estates Phase 8 Subdivision and vacating a portion of the public utilities and drainage easement; David Gardner, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for The Springs Estates Phase 8 Subdivision, to vacate a portion of the public utilities easement, and to reestablish a new public utilities and drainage easement.  He showed final plat and outlined the proposed amendments.  

 

Councilmember Hughes returned.

 

 

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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 Randall to approve the final plat amendment by adjusting the lot line for The Springs Estates Phase 8 Subdivision by adjusting the lot line located between Lots 94 & 95, The Springs Estates Phase 8 Subdivision and vacating a portion of the public utilities and drainage easement.

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.

 

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on April 11, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to consider:  1) amending the General Plan from Open Space to Commercial on approximately 7.2 acres located east of the I-15 Freeway at approximately 3150 South; 2) changing the zone from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial on 2.44 acres located along the west side of 120 East Street, between 2690 South and Brigham Road; and 3) changing the zone from Mining & Grazing to R-1-10 on 8.06 acres located at approximately 1400 West Curly Hollow Drive.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearings for Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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.


CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a Conditional Use Permit for an accessory building exceeding 15’ in height located at 2291 East 3860 South Street; Joel Moody, applicant.

 

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Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct an accessory building that exceeds the allowable height of 15’ located at 2291 East 3860 South Street.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; applicant’s narrative; vicinity and zoning maps; general plan map; site plan; and elevations.  The Planning Commission recommends approval with the following comments and conditions:  

 

1.    The property is a corner lot with frontage & access on 3860 South Street.

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

3.    The garage will accommodate “drive thru” - a door at north and south ends.

4.    The proposed height (midpoint) is approximately 20’.

5.    The detached structure will be constructed of material to match the existing home.

6.    Paved driveways are required.

7.    No Home Occupation Permit may be given for any business in the workshop or garage area.

 

Findings that pertain are aesthetics, height, and maintain character and purpose of zone.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct an accessory building approximately 20’.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Fossil Hills Commercial, a 1-lot commercial subdivision located at 3100 South River Road; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Fossil Hills Commercial.   

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt adding that staff approve the cross access.

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

 

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Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Hills Townhomes, a 54-lot residential unit subdivision located at 840 East Desert Hills Drive; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for Desert Hills Townhomes.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sequoia Estates Phases 4-6, a 68-lot residential subdivision located at 3400 East Crimson Ridge Drive; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Sequoia Estates Phases 4-6.

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.

 

HILLSIDE 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

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drainage mitigations, and to consider mitigations to prevent hill scarring.  This is the third time this request has been to the Council.  The applicant has redesigned the proposed subdivision removing all lots from the rock fall hazard area, relocating the roadway to the east side of the proposed subdivision, and eliminating the need for a rock catch berm and drainage system behind the lots as previously designed.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity and aerial maps; City base map; general plan and zoning maps; redesign; slope map and contour & grading plan.  The Hillside Review Board felt the proposed changes were okay.  He continued with his PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: removed with redesign; and photos of the site.  

 

Applicant Curt Gordon believes the proposed changes work well for all involved.  Their rock fall geologist recommended removing a large boulder from the property.  

 

Councilmember Bowcutt commented that it is great the issues were able to be worked out.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the 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 hill scarring with the conditions of the Planning Commission.

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.

 

APPEAL OF A SHADE TREE BOARD DECISION:

Appeal of Shade Tree Board decision; River Breeze HOA, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the item be tabled until a plan is received.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the item to a future meeting.

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.

 

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of the New Castle Reservoir Company and Santa Clara Water Rights settlement agreement.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained there was a settlement of water rights issues; however, there has been a disagreement between two of the parties.  The two companies came together and agreed on who owns the rights and how the water is shared between the two companies.  He further explained why the City is involved with the agreement.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the agreement between the Santa Clara water users and the New Castle water users regarding the amounts of water and how the water is shared between the two companies.

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.

 

Mayor Pike introduced Ryan McFadden, a Dixie State University student, who has been shadowing him today.  He also introduced Parker Smith, a Dixie High School student.

 

APPOINTMENT:

Mayor Pike recommended appointing Summer Barry to the Planning Commission to replace Ro Wilkinson.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to appoint Summer Barry to the Planning Commission effective May 1st.

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Dinosaur Crossing Drive Project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is for the design and construction management for the Dinosaur Crossing Drive project near 2450 East.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the professional services agreement with Rosenberg Associates for the Dinosaur Crossing Drive Project in the amount of $41,800.

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.

 

MINUTES:

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

 

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

 

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

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.  

 

REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Hughes and Mayor Pike reported on the recent DTEC meeting they attended.  

 

Councilmember Bowcutt requested a training session for Planning Commission members.  

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Councilmember Baca updated the Council on the Hillside Review Board meeting he recently attended as well as the Ambulance Board meeting.  

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the wholesale water price will increase $.10 per 1,000 gallons.  Brian Passey, who is associated closely with Big Brothers Big Sisters, stated they are in need of a board member.  Additionally, he has been asked to weigh in on the proposed elimination of the Community Development Block Grant program.  He then reported on the Action St. George town meeting he and a couple of the Councilmembers attended and mentioned the Annual Day of Prayer Breakfast is taking place the morning of May 4th.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the Lions Club came in with a proposal to finish the restrooms on the north side as well as the concession stand at the SunBowl.  He noted the SunBowl is currently being used quite a bit.

 

Councilmember Randall reported that the Doctors Volunteer Clinic Gala was well attended.  

 

A discussion took place regarding mental health care and issues in the community.

 

ADJOURN:

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

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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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder