Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 4,2017
Minutes



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 4, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Water Services Director Scott Taylor and the invocation was offered by Elder Jim Hetrick with the Community of Christ.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming May Bike Month.  Support Services Director Marc Mortensen mentioned the Ironman 70.3 event taking place this weekend as well as events taking place in conjunction with Bike Month.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the item regarding the Shade Tree Board appeal will not be heard tonight.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Mayor Pike outlined the rules for speaking and invited members of the public to speak if they wish to.

 

Resident Steve Christopher praised the City for its trail system; however, the portion that connects SunRiver to Man O War Park needs to be repaired as it frequently floods.  He asked if there are any repairs scheduled. 

 

Mayor Pike explained the history of the trail in that area.  The Army Corps of Engineers asked the City to not use oil based materials; however, he will have staff look into it. 

 

Resident Dave Perrine also praised the City for its trail system as well as its parks.  He too, asked for the trail to be repaired.

 

Resident Mark Richards mentioned that he is new to St. George and that he recently sent an email to his State Senator and Representative regarding unstable, shifting soil, State of Utah, DOPL and Labor Commission violations, a municipality who has lost control of its inspection and permitting process, and young, aggressive contractors who “have run amuck”.  Development Solutions Realty is the developer of the subdivision he lives in.  The back of the lots are falling apart.  He mentioned a report he recently received from Rosenberg Associates and that Mr. Rogers who prepared the soils report for the City came to the property and said it didn't meet code, but it was close.  He reviewed portions of the report and commented that he spent over $1,000 consulting with an attorney to learn what his rights are.  Three landscape companies had told him that his home should not have been given a Certificate of Occupancy as the landscaping does not meet code.  The average cost to remedy the situation is over $9,000.  He asked the Council to require the developer

 

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to replace a retaining wall in accordance to what Rosenberg Associates mentioned in the report.

 

Mayor Pike asked City Manager Gary Esplin if staff could follow up with Mr. Richards.  

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for March, 2017.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated things are going well.  Revenues are where they should be and expenditures are less than projected.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the financial report for March, 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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Millcreek Well #2 equipment replacement project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained staff has been drilling this well for a while; there have been some issues with the well caving in.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw mentioned only one bid was received - Gardner Brothers Drilling at $161,065.83.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the bid for the Millcreek Well #2 equipment replacement project to Gardner Brothers Drilling in the amount of $161,065.83.

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.

 

PURCHASE OF WELL SITE #3 FROM SITLA:

Consider approval of the purchase of the Well Site #3 from SITLA.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this is a request to purchase the site of another well and take advantage of the groundwater and water rights in this area. 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the well site purchase in the amount of $5,000 from SITLA.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Halfway Wash Trail Connection project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this project will allow for the connection from commercial areas on Sunset and the Halfway Wash to the trail system.  There are some issues with an easement, but they are being worked out.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw noted three bids were received; JP Excavating was the low bidder at $101,420.20.  The cost is more than the estimate, but under the budgeted amount.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to JP Excavating for the Halfway Wash Trail Connection project in the amount of $101,420.20.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Reuse Center crushing operations.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this bid is for 22,500 tons of concrete that can be crushed and reused as road base throughout the City.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the Reuse Center crushing operations to Western Rock Products in the amount of $110,500. 

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

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2017/RESOLUTION:

            Consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $10,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, for the purpose of financing a manufacturing facility on behalf of Ram-Pro, LLC; and related matters.

 

          City Manager Gary Esplin stated the bond will help the Ram Company with their expansion.  The resolution will approve the issuance of not to exceed $10,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, for the purpose of financing a manufacturing facility on behalf of Ram-Pro, LLC.  The State of Utah has a cap on Industrial Revenue Bonds; Ram-Pro, LLC has already secured their allotment from the State.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve a resolution authorizing the issuance of not to exceed $10,000,000 Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, Series 2017, for the purpose of financing a manufacturing facility on behalf of Ram-Pro, LLC.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the City does not just issue bonds for companies; rather, the bonds are issued based on the full faith credit of Ram-Pro, LLC and if they default on the bond payments it is between the finance company and Ram-Pro, LLC.  The City is simply a conduit and has no risk. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider 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.  Kent Provstgard, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from Open Space to Commercial on approximately 7.2 acres located east of the I-15 freeway at approximately 3150 South.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; and general plan land use map.  The Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval.

 

 

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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 General Plan amendment from Open Space to Commercial on approximately 7.2 acres located east of the I-15 Freeway.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial on 2.44 acres located along the west side of 120 East, between 2690 South and Brigham Road.  Kent Provstgard, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial on 2.44 acres located along the west side of 120 East, between 2690 South and Brigham Road.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  summary of request; map of the property; zoning and general plan maps; and photos of the site.  The Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval of Planned Development Commercial although the applicant first requested to change the zone to C-2; the applicant is okay with the change.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the zone from Open Space to Planned Development Commercial on 2.44 acres located along the west side of 120 East, between 2690 South and Brigham Road.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from Mining and Grazing to R-1-10 (Residential) on 8.06 acres located at approximately 1400 West Curly Hollow Drive.  Development Solutions Group, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from Mining and Grazing to R-1-10 on 8.06 acres located at approximately 1400 West Curly Hollow Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; Tonaquint Master Plan map; general plan map; and exhibit from applicant.  The Planning Commission reviewed and recommended approval.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, City Manager Gary Esplin explained the drainage will be handled when the plats are developed.  

 

Fire Chief Stoker mentioned he believes the planned fire station will be a further west; the location was discussed.

 

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 zone change from Mining and Grazing to R-1-10 (Residential) on 8.06 acres located at approximately 1400 West Curly Hollow Drive.

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.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that staff has been very concerned about this area with regards to the rock and trails and that they have been working with the developer to protect the features in the area. 

 

Resident Len Gabrielson asked how much of the rock will be taken up - there are huge beds of rock there.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised he can talk with staff and let him know what is going on. 

 

Mr. Willis mentioned there is open space to the west that will continue; he then reviewed the General Plan.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:

            Public hearing to consider amending the final plat for Red Cliffs Park East Phase 3 by merging lots 304 and 305 and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.  James Sullivan, applicant.

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Red Cliffs Park East Phase 3 by merging lots 304 and 305 and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement between said lots.  He showed and reviewed the amendments to the final plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to amend the final plat for Red Cliffs Park East Phase 3 by merging lots 304 and 305.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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 FINAL PLAT/ORDINANCE:

            Public hearing to consider amending the final plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 3 by merging lot 115 with the parcel directly behind and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of lot 115.  John Wuehler, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 3 by merging lot 115 with the parcel directly behind and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement located at the rear of lot 115.  He showed and reviewed the amendments to the final plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to amend the final plat for Meadow Valley Estates Phase 3 by merging lot 115 with the parcel directly behind it and to vacate the public utilities and drainage easement. 

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/ADOPT LAWS THAT THE AFFECT THE COST OF DEVELOPMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider adopting all laws that affect the cost of development, as land use regulations, including portions of Title 4, Title 7, and Title 8, and all of Titles 9 and 11.  City of St. George, applicant.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman presented the request to adopt all laws that affect the cost of development, as land use regulations, including portions of Title 4, Title 7, and Title 8, and all of Titles 9 and 11. This past Legislative Session, HB 232 passed requiring any cost of development be adopted by ordinance.  This ordinance will adopt all current fees for land regulations.

 

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 ordinance adopting all laws that affect the cost of development, as land use regulations, including portions of Title 4, Title 7, and Title 8, and all of Titles 9 and 11.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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 FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin presented the request to amend the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget as follows:  1) To budget for the Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave payout of a Fleet employee who retired at the end of FY2016 but actual payment through scheduled payroll periods overlapped into the current year and was therefore unbudgeted due to the timing; 2) To budget for costs to replace a rough mower which was beyond repair for Sunbrook golf course. The new mower cost $62,000; however, Sunbrook was able to re-allocate existing budgeted funds for all but $26,500 of the costs. Funding will come from Membership Card Sales revenues; 3) To budget for costs to replace the west-side portion of driving range netting at Southgate golf course which was destroyed during a high wind storm in September 2016. Funding will come from Membership Card Sales revenues; 4) To re-allocate part-time wages and related payroll costs budgeted for the Recreation Inclusion Coordinator position which was budgeted in the Recreation Center but paid from Recreation Administration's budget; 5) To budget for Paid Time Off and Sick Leave payout for the Leisure Services Director's retirement and to also budget for the overlap

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in salaries and benefits while Kent Perkins was training his replacement; 6) To budget for a CDBG-eligible project and CDBG Grant revenues for construction costs of sewerline, waterline, and road infrastructure improvements, and related engineering and construction management, for the Dino Crossing area which will facilitate planned affordable housing projects that benefit low- to moderate-income residents; 7) To budget for a transfer from the Housing Programs Fund to the Switchpoint Fund to cover expenditures in the current and prior year's budget that were budgeted to be reimbursed by Federal Grants but were not (utilities, personnel, building repairs and maintenance, etc.). Therefore this budget opening reduces revenues from grant funding and replaces it with a transfer from the Housing Fund; 8) To budget for recording a planned payment of Debt Service principal from bond escrow reserve funds; and also to increase the salaries and wages budget for market/merit adjustments made in December 2016 which exceeded budgeted estimates; and 9) To budget for full payment to UDOT for City's share of the Red Hills Parkway/Red Cliffs Dr. Connection (Mall Dr. Underpass) project instead of doing the SIB Loan for 3 years with the State of Utah. Funding will come from estimated revenues over budgeted for the Highway Option Sales Tax and for Street Impact Fees, and also from budgeted funds for Traffic Signals that are estimated to be under spent in the current year and can be re-allocated.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, City Manager Gary Esplin stated he has had minor concerns with the transition of SwitchPoint, but feels they are doing well.

 

Councilmember Hughes commented that he believes they are doing a good job; it’s a work in progress. 


Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo mentioned the board just presented to Olene Walker and received $1.2 million of the total cost for the affordable housing project.  The number of people services have been provided to has doubled from last year.  With regards to improving the grounds, they are in the process of fundraising for a playground. 

 

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 amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget as articulated.

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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AMEND THE ORDINANCE FOR THE PARATRANSIT ELIGIBILITY APPEALS BOARD:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed amendment to the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ordinance amending the Paratransit Eligibility Appeal Board.

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.

 

LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE:

Consider approval of a local consent for a Class C License, a restaurant full service license, for the Outback Steakhouse located at 250 North Red Cliff Drive, #40.  Evergreen Restaurant LLC 4514, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained there is an existing license; however, these are new owners.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember to approve the local consent for a Class C License, a full service license, for the Outback Steakhouse located at 250 North Red Cliff Drive, #40.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

2017 ACTION PLAN FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM:

Consider approval of the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program. 

 

Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo outlined the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program.

 

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the 2017 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

2017-2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ACTIVITIES FOR FUNDING:

Consider approval of the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant activities to be approved for funding.

 

Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Loo outlined the activities to be funded as follows: Administration of the Grant - $90,000, Friends of SwitchPoint - $50,000, Big Brothers Big Sisters - $10,000, United Way of Dixie - $10,000, Family Support Center - $10,000 and Memory Matters - $10,000.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained at first, staff thought CDBG funds could be used to pay the entire cost of purchasing the SwitchPoint building; however that was not entirely correct.  The remaining balance will be paid for with housing funds from the EDAs in the Ft. Pierce area.    

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant activities to be approved and funded as articulated and discussed.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on April 25, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearing for Thursday, May 18, 2017 to consider the following: 1) Amending the Planned Development Commercial zone located at 166 West 1700 South to develop a car wash for the general public and existing nearby automobile dealerships; and 2) Changing the zone from Agricultural to RE-20 on 20.41 acres generally located at 3800 South Bentley Road.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis clarified with regard to item 2, the Planning Commission recommended the entire parcel to be A-1; however, the applicant has since revised their application, a smaller portion to be RE-20.  It is not required to return to the Planning Commission.

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Councilmember Hughes asked that the notifications to residents accurately reflect the updated request.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to set the public hearings for Thursday, May 18, 2017.

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.

 

HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT:

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a hillside development permit to allow for the installation of a looped water line into the City’s water distribution system.  The water tank is located on the hill behind Desert Hills High School.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; density and disturbance map; SITLA and St. George City ownership; zoning and general plan maps; photos of the tank; photos of views from the nearby neighborhood; aerial plan; photos of the site.  The Hillside Review Board recommended approval with the following comments and conditions:

 

1.  It is recommended that an area of approximately 25’ wide be approved for a limited disturbance area to allow for the installation of a looped water line as presented.

2.  It is recommended that the west side of the hill have staking installed along with colored barrier tape to delineate an area that shall not to be passed to avoid scarring the hillside and to prevent spoils from occurring during construction.

3.  It is recommended that drainage shall be improved by creating a “high spot” and then creating several “shed” areas to avoid the type of erosion which has been occurring onsite.  The applicant shall work with staff during the plan review and construction process to address any drainage and/pr sedimentation issues.

4.  There is a 50’ wide construction easement granted by SITLA, but the applicant shall strive to limit the disturbed area to 25’.

5.  It is proposed that after the project is complete, the applicant shall reinstall the existing trail to its present condition or to an improved state.  Note that the trail shall only be kept in an earthen state and no paving or gravel is to be installed.  No vehicle driving is permitted and a sign is posted as such.

6.  There is no watering to be installed, but the spreading of native seeds is strongly encouraged.

 

  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the hillside development permit for the installation of a looped water line.

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 Arial – 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 Commerce Point, a 9-lot commercial subdivision located at Blackridge Drive, Hilton Drive, and Bluff Street; zoning is Highway Commercial and General Commercial.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Commerce Point.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for White Sands at Southern Hills, a 39-lot residential subdivision located east of River Road and south of the White Dome Nature Preserve at approximately mile marker 4 on the Southern Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.  A discussion took place regarding possible trails in this area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the preliminary plat for White Sands at Southern Hills.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Sage Canyon at Southern Hills, a 33-lot residential subdivision located east of River Road and south of the White Dome Nature Preserve at approximately mile marker 4 on the Southern Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the preliminary plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Sage Canyon at Southern Hills.

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SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Valley Phase 1, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at the east end of Desert Canyon Parkway; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin commented the Council will need to discuss all of the landscaping strips staff needs to maintain in a future budget discussion.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Desert Valley Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Dinosaur Professional Park.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

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FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 1, an 8-unit residential townhome subdivision located on the easterly side of River Road at approximately 3200 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 1.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 2, an 8-unit residential townhome subdivision located on the easterly side of River Road at approximately 3200 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Fossil Hills Townhomes Phase 2.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 1, a 26-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of Arrowhead Canyon Drive at approximately 4775 South; 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 The Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 1.

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

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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 Villas at Sun River St. George Phase 2, an 18-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of Arrowhead Canyon Drive at approximately 4700 South; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the final plat for The Villas at Sun River St. George 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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FINAL PLAT AMENDMENT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Dinosaur Crossing Subdivision Phase 2 Amended, a commercial subdivision located east of the intersection of Riverside Drive and Mall Drive; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the amendments to the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the final plat for Dinosaur Crossing Subdivision Phase 2 Amended.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 PRELIMINARY BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

            Consider approval of a resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained he has submitted for budget the 2017-2018, it is roughly $218 million.  The budget is balanced and no tax increases are proposed; however, there is a pass through water rate increase from the Water Conservancy District.  He recommended setting public hearings on June 1st and June 15th after which he outlined the requirements for the public

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hearings. The Department Heads will present their budgets at the work meetings on May 11th and May 25th.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget and to set the public hearings on June 1st and June 15th.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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.

 

SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY TO UDOT:

Consider approval of a request from UDOT to purchase City owned property located along Bluff Street and part of the Red Hills Golf Course for the Bluff Street project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained UDOT has requested to purchase City owned property along Bluff Street; one is an easement (27,613 sq. ft.) and one is a purchase (14,264 sq. ft.).  This request has no impact on the golf course.  Staff recommends selling the property at the appraised value of $152,300.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the sale of City owned property along Bluff Street to UDOT for the Bluff Street project.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM THE MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

City Manager Gary Esplin explained along U18 in the Ledges area - plats as they are being approved even though they are not using the power available in the area.  He received a letter from Pacificorp who agreed with the study and plan submitted; they will complete the improvements necessary to allow the development as approved.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman advised because item 6D was an appeal, the Council needs to officially table the item.  The applicant is a member of the HOA, he is not sure if this is an appeal from the HOA.

 

 

 

 

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APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE SHADE TREE BOARD:

Consider appeal of a decision of the Shade Tree Board regarding the removal of a pine tree adjacent to the River Breeze HOA development.  River Breeze HOA, applicant. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to table the request for the next City Council meeting.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin reported that Senators Hatch and Lee introduced legislation asking for a freeze on all RMP projects. 

 

A discussion took place regarding the BLM Resource Management Plan and the Administrative Appeal. 

 

ADJOURN:

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

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.

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder