City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 6,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 6, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:                             

          Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes (Arrived at 6:00 PM)

Councilmember Michele Randall

          Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

          Councilmember Bette Arial

          Councilmember Ed Baca

          City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin         

Deputy City Recorder Annette Hansen        

         

OPENING:

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boy Scouts Tyler McCoy & Blake McCoy and the invocation was offered by Pastor Jim Kestin.

  

Mayor Pike mentioned that members of the Utah League of Cities and Towns are currently in St George for their annual spring conference, and thanked city employees and community members for maintaining such a beautiful city on which he has received many compliments.

 

Mayor Pike noted that Councilmember Jimmie Hughes would be joining the Council a bit later in the meeting.

 

     Mayor Pike read and signed a Proclamation on Fair Housing Month.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR

A.  COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC

 

The Utah Association of Parks & Recreation Executive Director Kim Olson explained the activities and services they provide to cities in Utah.  He mentioned that at their recent statewide conference three recognitions were awarded to the City of St. George and he wished to present the plaques to the council today.

 

The first award was a Lifetime Achievement Award to City Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins who is retiring after 35 years with the City.  Mr. Olsen complimented Mr. Perkins on all his accomplishments and willingness to help others, and stated that he would be missed.

 

City Leisure Services Director Kent Perkins then addressed the Council and thanked them for their support and vision in making this city what it is today. 

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He expressed appreciation to all those he works with on a daily basis, and to the community for their willingness to help whenever needed. 

 

The second award was presented to the Council was Innovation of the Year for the Thunder Junction All Abilities Park.  Mr. Olsen stated that this award was originally named Facility of the Year, but due to Thunder Junctions unique and wonderful concept they changed the award name to better reflect the parks innovative design.

 

The third award presented to the Council was for Outstanding Adaptive Program, for the Thunder Junction All Abilities Park attendant program.  Mr. Olsen remarked that the wonderful park attendant program make this park a great experience for all who visit the facilities, and commented that the City of St. George should be proud of this wonderfully designed and beautiful facility. 

 

Mayor Pike asked that all the leisure services staff in attendance stand and be recognized for their hard work and dedication in making this park a success. 

 

Gary Sanders, Community Arts Administrator wished to honor two members of the community for their contributions to arts programs within the city.  Mr. Sanders introduced Nancy Allred to read a tribute to Floyd Rigby who helped to create the Heritage Choir in 1994 and has been a director for the choir ever since then.  She read a list of his numerous accomplishments and achievements.  Mr. Sanders then presented Mr. Rigby with an Award of Excellence for 2017.  Mr. Rigby expressed his appreciation for the recognition and commented that the Heritage Choir is a great faction in bringing the people of the community together and uniting them for a common purpose in unifying their minds and spirits.  He thanked the City and Councilmembers for their support, as well as the choir members for their talent and willingness to share them. 

 

Gary Sanders then introduced Casey Miller who offered a tribute to her mother and local dance teacher Ilene Hacker.  She noted a list of numerous accomplishments over the past 30 years of teaching dance.  Ms. Hacker expressed her appreciation for the recognition as well as her love of her family, the dancers she teaches as well as the community.  She thanked the community for their support over the years.

 

The Heritage Choir then sang “Go Now in Peace” and invited all in attendance to join them at the City Commons Building for a reception in honor of the two award recipients. 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that item 2D and 6A on the agenda would be tabled.

 

Citizen Shoshona Elana addressed Councilmembers in regards to citizens within the community living with CMI (Chronic Mental Illness) and expressed her concern that all members of the community become aware and educated of the difficulties of living with CMI.  She then asked if there could be a proclamation or initiative read for the CMI community.

 

Mayor Pike thanked her for her comments, and stated that if she submitted a proclamation, the City would be happy to review it for future presentation.

 

Councilmember Hughes arrived to the meeting at 6:00 pm.

 

B.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FEBRUARY, 2017.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin presented the financial report for February 2017.

 

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

Councilmember Baca – aye

    

     The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

BID OPENINGS

A.  CONSIDER AWARD OF BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF 500 TONS OF CHIP SEAL OIL.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw stated that this bid is for supplying 500 tons of chip seal oil for the annual chip seal project.  He recommended the bid be awarded to Western Emulsions for the amount of $184,500.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the purchase of 500 tons of chip seal oil to Western Emulsions for the amount of $184,500.

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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.

 

B.  CONSIDER AWARD OF BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF 4,100 TONS OF CHIP SEAL AGGREGATE.

         

          Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw stated that this was for the purchase of chip seal aggregate and recommended the bid be awarded to interstate Rock Products for their bid amount of $111,725. Public Works Director Cameron Cutler explained what aggregate is and the type of aggregate they were purchasing. He noted that there have been some complaints from members of the cycling community as to the type of aggregate the city uses in their streets and stated that this particular aggregate should appease the cyclists, as this was the best option the city had with the resources they have to work with.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid to interstate Rock Products for 4,100 tons of chip seal aggregate for the amount of $111,725.

          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.

 

C.  CONSIDER AWARD OF THE PURCHASE OF THE NEW JOHN DEERE EXCAVATOR FROM THE NATIONAL JOINT POWERS ALLIANCE (NJPA) COLLECTIVE CONTRACT.

         

         

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          City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this bid is for the purchase of a new John Deere excavator that was included in the Water Departments budget, however the bids came in higher than the budgeted amount.  He explained that the department will have to cute expenditures in their department to make up for the difference. The low bid was from National Joint Powers Alliance for the amount of $202,750.42.

 

MOTION:   A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the purchase of a new John Deere tractor from National Joint Powers Alliance for the amount of $202,750.42.            

          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. 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

A. PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED INSURANCE OF THE CITY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2017 (RAM MANUFACTURING) IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $10,000,000.

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this was another step in the approval process for the RAM Co. Industrial Development Revenue Bond which was  authorized at the last meeting.

 

     Councilmember Jimmie Hughes briefly explained the purpose of this bond and stated that this places no recourse or liability on the City of St. George as the RAM Co has total responsibility for the repayment of the bonds and the City does not have any financial obligation if payments are not made.

 

     Mayor Pike opened the public hearing for comments on this issue, hearing none he then closed the public hearing.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

B.  PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT FOR BLOOMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB NO.2 SUBDIVISION.

                                                    

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Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the Final Subdivision Plat for Bloomington Country Club No.2 Subdivision and explained that the purpose of this amendment is to vacate Lot 129 and its easements from the Plat allowing for a new road to be built across this Lot.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing for comments on this issue, hearing none he then closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:   A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the amendment of the Final Plat for Bloomington Country Club No. 2 Subdivision as explained.

          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/FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE: 

C.  PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDING THE FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT FOR TAMARACK RIDGE ESTATES PHASE NO. 4 AMENDED

    

     Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the Final Subdivision Plat for Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4 to the Council as presented in the Council packet.  He noted that the HOA and JUC have both approved the amendment.

 

     Mayor Pike opened the public hearing for comments on this issue, hearing none he then closed the public hearing.

    

MOTION:   A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the Ordinance amending the Final Subdivision Plat for Tamarack Ridge Estates Phase 4 Amended as presented to the Council.

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

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                  Councilmember Arial – aye

                  Councilmember Baca – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/RESOLUTION        

D.  PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE CONCLUSIONS OF A BICYCLE STUDY WHICH MAKES FINDINGS REGARDING VALUE AND PUBLIC

     BENEFIT OF DONATING UNCLAIMED BICYCLES TO THE BICYCLE COLLECTIVE OF SOUTHERN UTAH.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the SGPD has an enormous amount of unclaimed bicycles in its possession, and rather than auction them off where they get very little funding from them, they would like to donate the bicycles to the Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah.

 

Support Services Director Marc Mortensen explained that the collective takes the bikes that are donated, recycle and rehab them into usable bikes which are then donated to community members in need after they “earn” the bicycle in some form.  He mentioned that they are sometimes sold to people at low cost as well if needed for transportation. He stated that they plan on having some of these available at Switchpoint for transportation. He also mentioned that a number of the bike shop owners have expressed support for this effort and don’t see this as “competition” at all.

 

Danielle Larkin, Spokesperson for the Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah then addressed the Council and explained in more detail of how the Collective functions.  She stated that any funds created from the sale of bicycles goes back into support and function of the non-profit program.  She thanked the Council and SGPD for their consideration in keeping these bikes in the community for the health and well-being benefits to the citizens here.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing for comments on this issue, hearing none he then closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:   A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the Resolution adopting the conclusions of a bicycle study that allow for the donation of unclaimed bicycles to the Bicycle Collective of Southern Utah as explained to Council.  

SECOND:    The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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.

 

ORDINANCE

A. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 1 CHAPTER 10, ARTICLE B SECTION 4 OF CITY CODE PERTAINING TO BIDDING PROCEDURES.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that the change to the ordinance is in the way the City can post notices for getting bids by allowing them to be noticed electronically on the city’s website, eliminating the need to publish them in the newspaper. 

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance amending Title 1 Chapter 10, Article B Section 4 of City Code pertaining to bidding procedures.

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.

 

ORDINANCE

B.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND ENACTNG TITLE 3 CHAPTER 8, SECTION 2, 3.A, 4.B, 5.B, AND 6.F, 12, SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUISINESSES; TITLE 5 CHAPTER 3, SECTION 6, CRIMES AND OFFENSES; PUBLIC SAFETY AND TITLE 7 CHAPTER 3, SECTION 1, 2, AND 3, PUBLIC PARKS.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman stated that sometime making a simple change can affect multiple sections of the ordinance.  This ordinance is looking at specifically designating Zions Square and Town Square as public areas because of the unique use situations there.  He noted that the same rules

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would then apply in these public areas as would in other public areas within the city.  He also explained that there have been some changes made in State law in regards to e-cigarette uses in public areas and the city desires to mirror those changes.  As such, it would include e-cigarettes in the same designation as cigarettes, which are prohibited in public areas.  

 

Southwest Utah Department of Public Health representative Kye Norfeld addressed the council and stated that this is a much needed change, as cigarettes are a major issue with young adults. The main purpose of this change is to make it “less normal” for young people and children to see

tobacco use as harmless or acceptable as studies have shown that tobacco use in youth propose great health risks and can hinder growth development. Thanked council for taking action on this subject.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance as it was presented to Council.

     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 Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

    

     The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

STAFF REPORTS

A. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE, A RESTAURANT FULL SERVICE, AND PROXIMITY VARIANCE FOR NINFA’S MEXICAN GRILL LOCATED AT 430 EAST ST GEORGE BOULEVARD.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that after review it was determined that this application did not meet the State requirements due to the State regulations in regards to a proximity to a church, so they couldn’t apply for a license at this time.

 

B.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE, A RESTAURANT FULL SERIVCE, FOR MAGLEBY’S LOCATED AT 1450 SOUTH HILTON DRIVE.

    

 

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     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this applicant has met all the State requirements for this license.  He mentioned that there was a license at this location previously, but not under the current owners.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the local consent for a Class C license to Magleby’s.

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.

 

C.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A LOCAL CONSENT FOR A CLASS C LICENSE, A RESTAURANT FULL SERVICE, FOR JJH HOLDINGS INC, DBA CAFÉ SABOR LOCATED AT 290 EAST ST GEORGE BOULEVARD.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this applicant has met all the State requirements for this license. 

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the local consent for Class C license for Café Sabor as presented.

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.

 

E.  CONSIDER APPEAL OF A DECISION OF THE SHADE TREE BOARD REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF A PINE TREE ADJACENT TO THE RIVER BREEZE HOA DEVELOPMENT. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is an appeal on a decision made by the Shade Tree Board regarding a pine tree adjacent to River Breeze

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development that the River Breeze HOA try to save the tree by trying to prune the roots first. 

 

Parks Manager Shane Moore explained this large pine tree is one of the last big ones in the River Road and 800 South area.  The HOA came to the city and asked that the tree be removed due to the roots causing foundational issues with a nearby cinderblock wall.  Members of Shade Tree Board went and looked at the tree and they determined that the City should try and save the tree first by pruning the roots on the HOA side of the wall that is causing the issue.

 

Homeowner Rudy Martinez, owner of the property where the tree is causing the most damage, addressed the Council with his concerns about the tree and damage it is causing to his property.  He presented pictures to the Council of

damages done by the roots and expressed his concerns and objections for having the tree remain. 

 

Councilmember Randall expressed concern with the current lack of action by the HOA to abide by their current landscape plan and failure to replace the trees that have been removed before. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin agreed that River Breeze HOA has failed to keep their required landscape plan as the Council approved as an ordinance when it was developed. He reiterated that the HOA needs to maintain their obligation by replacing the removed tress and landscaping, along with maintenance and proper irrigation of the trees in the area that needs to be addressed.

 

After lengthy discussion on the matter, Council determined that the HOA should be contacted and a meeting arranged with Shane Moore and the Shade Tree Board to come to an agreement and solution to the issue within the next week and then Council could address the final decision at that time. 

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to table the appeal until staff has time to consult with the HOA to address the concerns.

SECOND:    The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

                   DISCUSSION: 

                   Councilmember Bowcutt suggested that a time frame be put into place to have this issue resolved.  Council agreed to have this issue addressed within the coming week.

                  

VOTE:         Mayor Pike called for a 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 HEARINGS TO BE ADVERTISED FOR APRIL 20, 2017:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the following items to the Council to approve to set the date for an April 20, 2017 Public Hearing: 

 

Consider a zone change from PD-R and R-1-8 to C-2 on .40 acres.  The property is located at the northwest corner of 700 South and 100 West; consider a zone change from RE-12.5 to A-1 on 0.64 acres located at approximately 2252 East 2800 South; Consider a zone change amendment to the PD-C zone located at approximately 800 West 1600 South Street to develop a business park and to add “cabinet shop” to the “use” list.  City Attorney Shawn Guzman added an additional item: consider an Ordinance to adopt all laws that land use regulations be made at the cost of the developer which include portions of Title 4, Title 7, Title 8 and all of Titles 9 and 11.  He explained that recent changes in state law require things to be adopted in a certain manner.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to set the Public Hearing date of April 20, 2017 as presented.

     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.

 

2.  FINAL PLATS (FP)

     A.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 28 Lot Residential Final Subdivision Plat for “Bloomington Country Club No. 11 Subdivision” located at the south end of Jacob Hamblin Dr. in the Bloomington area.

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MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat as presented.

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

 

     B.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 23 lot residential final subdivision plat for “Desert Crest Phase 4” located at the east end of Antares Lane, north of Desert Canyons Parkway.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat as presented.

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

 

     C.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 28 lot residential final subdivision plat for “Pelican Hills Condominium Phase 3” located at 810 South Dixie Drive, zoned PD-R.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat as presented.

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

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

    

     The vote was unanimous and the motion carried

 

     D.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 27 lot residential final subdivision plat for “Sequoia Estates Phase 1” located on the south side of Crimson Ridge and east of Marietta Drive, zoned R-1-8.

    

     School crossing in this area was discussed briefly.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat as presented.

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

 

     E.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 30 lot residential final subdivision plat for “Sequoia Estates Phase 2” located on the east end of Livia Drive and the east side of Marietta Drive, property is zoned R-1-8.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat as presented.

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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F.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a three lot residential final subdivision plat for “Tonaquint Heights Phase 3” located on the south side and west end of 2440 South Street.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat as presented.

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

 

     G.   Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a 10 lot residential final subdivision plat for “Tonaquint Terrace Phase 4” located on the north side and west end of 2440 South Street.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat as presented.

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.

 

Mayor Pike and City Manager Gary Esplin left the meeting momentarily.

 

4.  SUBDIVISION OF 10 LOTS OR LESS WITHOUT A PLAT (LRE)

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a subdivision for applicant Dale Jones located on the south and easterly side of Sunland Drive at approximately 240 East to consider a subdivision of 10 Lots or less without a plat.

 

MOTION:  A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat as presented.

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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

 

Mayor Pike and City Manager Gary Esplin returned to the meeting.

 

5.  SUBDIVISION OF 10 LOTS OR LESS WITHOUT A PLAT (LRE)& REDUCED SETBACK (RS)

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the subdivision SG-

159-A-1 to consider a subdivision for 10 Lots or less without a plat.  He explained that the applicant is requesting a reduced front yard setback to 15 feet for a home with an elevated and covered, but otherwise open front porch.

 

MOTION:  A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the subdivision with 10 lots or less and to reduce the setback to 15 feet as presented.

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

 

6.  PRELIMINARY PLATS (PP)

     A.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented preliminary plat for a 2 lot commercial subdivision for “Courthouse Corner” on 0.86 acres located at 265 and 285 West Tabernacle, zoned C-4.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the preliminary plat as presented.

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SECONDThe 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

 

     B.  Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented a preliminary plat for 5 lot commercial subdivision for “The Fields @ Mall Drive Phase 2” located along the north side of Mall Drive at the intersection of Mall Drive and 3000 East.

 

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat as presented.

SECONDThe 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

 

F.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN AMENDMENT TO THE SASO LEASE WITH AVIATION INVESTMENTS, LLC.

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this item is an amendment to the SASO lease agreement with Aviation Investments, LLC that will change the operating manager of lessee from Duane Adams to Jeff Obering.

    

     Councilmembers discussed briefly the master plan of the area.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the amendment to the SASO lease with Aviation Investments, LLC.

SECOND:    The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

VOTE:         Mayor Pike called for a 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.

 

H. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE NRCS TO COMPLETE BANK PROTECTION ALONG THE WESTERLY BANK OF THE VIRGIN RIVER LOCATED UPSTREAM OF MAN OF WAR BRIDGE TO THE I-15 BRIDGE.

    

     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this agreement will make it able to take measures to protect the sewer outfall line, irrigation line, trail and homes in the area.  The project includes rip-rap and re-vegetation as well as

     removing sediment and debris under the Man of War Bridge.  The cost is $3,011,505 and the NRCS grand and allocation from the Flood Authority will cover the cost.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the cooperative agreement with NRCS to complete bank protection along the westerly bank of the Virgin River located upstream of Man of War bridge to the I-15 bridge.

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.

    

I.  CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE NRCS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BANK PROTECTION ALONG THE WEST BANK OF THE VIRGIN RIVER NEAR THE BLOOMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB DRIVING RANGE TO THE I-15 BRIDGE.

 

     City Manager Gary Esplin briefly explained the area to the council and that this is the same type of agreement previously discussed only in a different area.  Cost is $179,625.

 

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MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve a cooperative agreement with the NRCS for the construction of bank protection along the west bank of the Virgin River near the Bloomington Country Club driving range to the I-15 bridge.

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.

 

RESOLUTIONS

A. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE 2016 MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER PLANNING PROGRAM SELF-ASSESSMENT REPORT.

 

Wastewater Director Scott Taylor explained that this is an annual mandatory self-assessment required by the Department of Environmental Quality Division of Water Quality.  He explained that the self-assessment provides an opportunity for the wastewater collections and treatment divisions to evaluate the condition of the collection and treatment systems.  He explained that the infrastructure is aging but they are able to maintaining it well.  He also noted that there will be the need to upgrade and expand in the near future due to aging as well as growth.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the resolution accepting the 2016 Municipal Wastewater Planning Program self-assessment report as presented.

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 COMMENT                               

M. HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE SALE OF A SIGNIFICANT PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY BY THE CITY, LOCATED AT APPROXIMATELY 2450 EAST STREET AND DINOSAUR CROSSING DRIVE.

 

     City Manager Gary Esplin explained that in order for the City to complete a donation of significant property to a project, state law requires that the public have input on that donation.  He explained that this is for the River Walk project along the Dinosaur Crossing area.

 

     Mayor Pike asked if there were any in attendance that wished to comment on the issue.  There were no public comments.

 

BID AWARD                                          

     N. DINOSAUR CROSSING DRIVE PROJECT

         

City Manager Gary Esplin explained that this is to improve the roadway and put in the necessary sewer and water lines needed for the area which goes from the Riverview affordable housing complex up to the 2450 E round-about. 

          Three bids were received for the project and the low bid for the project was submitted by SunRock for the amount of $459,841.85.  He stated that they plan on using the majority of the funds for the project from the Community Development Block Grant program that is to be used for public infrastructure.

 

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid for the Dinosaur Crossing Drive Project to SunRock for the amount of $59,841.85.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS AND CITY MANAGER

     NONE

 

 

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MOTION TO ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS PROPERTY SALES:

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to adjourn to Closed Session to discuss property sales.

          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.

 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:

MOTION:    A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to adjourn closed session and close City Council meeting.

          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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Annette Hansen, Deputy City Recorder