City Council Minutes
Meeting Minutes

Thursday, May 11,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 11, 2017, 4:00 P.M.

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

Councilmember Michele Randall

Councilmember Bette Arial

Councilmember Ed Baca

City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bryan Dial and the invocation was offered by Reverend Alex Wilkie.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to construct and install a 150’ tall flagpole located at 341 East Sunland Drive.  Nielsen RV, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct and install a 150’ tall flagpole located at 341 East Sunland Drive.   Any structure over 35’ requires a conditional use permit.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the condition that the flag dimensions match the engineering - that it be a 40’ x 80’ flag. 

 

Chad Christensen from Turnbow Signs stated the flag is a 40’ x 80’ flag; however, the applicant will be installing a 30’ x 60’ flag rather than the larger one, which will be used on special occasions.

 

Mayor Pike commented that he would like to review this ordinance.

 

MOTION:        A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the conditional use permit for the 150’ tall flagpole located at 341 East Sunland 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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

                  

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.   

 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin commented that City staff conformed to the law as it was written; they were not out of order in asking for the proper permits.  All staff members did a good job in handling the situation.  

 

PRESENTATION FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS REGARDING THEIR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGETS:

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum presented her proposed budget to the Mayor and Council.  She focused on the planned transmission lines; Indian Hills Substation; LED light replacement; street lights; led light coverage over conventional; power poles; commercial meters; transformers; advanced metering infrastructure; Downtown Arts District; Arts District - Electric Theater; net metering; solar meters; work order tracking GIS; equipment maintenance tracking; and real time outages.

 

Human Resources Director Sharon Hokanson outlined the proposed budget for the Human Resources Department to the Mayor and City Council.  She has requested an additional full time employee; however, the City Manager has recommended a part time employee. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that the Human Resources Department handles a lot of personnel issues.  He added, providing training may help with the personnel issues.

 

Housing & Economic Development Director Matt Loo outlined the proposed budgets for his departments.  There is not much change in this fiscal year.  Golf is doing well and the courses are looking greener than ever before.  He provided an update regarding the restrooms at the Red Hills Golf Course restrooms. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin recommended supplemental monies in the Golf Course fund $200,000 above his recommendation for a one-time equipment upgrade/replacement.

 

Police Chief Marlon Stratton presented the requested Police Department budget.  He reviewed what he requested versus what the City Manager recommended with regard to personnel.  He also outlined positions needing to be filled.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned the newly passed legislation regarding School Resource Officers.  Additionally, he recommended funding the fallen officer insurance for both the Police and Fire Departments - he explained the program. 

 

A discussion took place regarding mental health issues throughout the community.

 

Chief Stratton outlined the requested budget for materials and supplies. 

 

Mayor Pike called for a short recess.

 

Fire Chief Robert Stoker presented the requested Fire Department budget.  He updated the Council on Station 9 which is being built in the near future and equipment scheduled to be built.  He reviewed the requested budget for staffing and equipment, provided an update on how things are going with Gold Cross Ambulance.

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen presented the requested budgets for staffing, materials and supplies for Facilities Services, Fleet Management, and

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Technology Services as well as projects these departments have been working in the current fiscal year. 

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Arial reported on the meetings she recently attended and requests she has received regarding arts events.  

 

City Manager Gary Esplin updated the Mayor and Council regarding issues with the runways at the airport. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned an issue that took place at Sand Hollow Aquatic Center yesterday. 

 

ADJOURN:

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

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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

                  

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

                            

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder