City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, July 20,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JULY 20, 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 Scouts and the invocation was offered by Russ Cashin with the Free Spirit Community.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that the proposed water park in the middleton area is not on tonight’s agenda.  Additionally, he mentioned Pioneer Day and other events taking place soon.

 

AIRPORT HANGAR LEASE:

Consider approval of an airport hangar lease with Gary Theitten for Lot 58F.     

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the existing lease is held by Mr. Frei who would like to assign the lease to Mr. Thietten.  Staff recommends approval.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the hangar lease with Gary Theitten for Lot 58F.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall - aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Hurst extrication equipment from LN Curtis for the Fire Department.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this request is to purchase two pieces of equipment off the national contract to save money.  The purchase is under budget.

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to purchase the extrication equipment in the amount of $54,780.

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Little Valley Phase 2 reconstruction project.      

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is with Sunrise engineering for the reconstruction and new construction of the soccer complex at Little Valley.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the professional services agreement with Sunrise Engineering for the Little Valley Phase 2 reconstruction  project in the amount of $111,300.

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the Vernon Worthen Park project.      

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is with PEC Consulting Engineers for the design and construction management of the Vernon Worthen Park project.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the professional services agreement for the Vernon Worthen Park project in the amount of $34,730.

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

LOCAL CONSENT:

            Consider approval of a local consent for a full service restaurant liquor license for Ninfa’s Mexican Grill located at 430 East St. George Boulevard.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this request came before the Council previously.  At that time it did not meet the distance requirements as there was a church nearby; however, the church has relocated.  The application now meets the requirements.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the local consent full service restaurant liquor license for Ninfa’s Mexican Grill.

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.

 

SPONSOR AND WAIVE FEES FOR DOCUTAH:

Consider approval of a request to sponsor as well as waive the fees for the DocUtah event. 

 

Carman Wilson with DocUtah outlined their request of the City as follows: fee waiver for the use of Town Square, portable blow up screen, and audio and video equipment and stage as well as a technician to operate the items.

 

Mayor Pike noted that the City is already a sponsor of DocUtah, this request will be a continuation.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the request to sponsor as well as waive the fees for the DocUtah event.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted dedicating two Police Officers the entire time may be difficult.

 

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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COMMERCIAL LEASE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a commercial lease agreement with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, Inc for the property located at 70 West St. George Boulevard.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this agreement is for the use of the City owned building next to the Inn at St. George.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt explained what the Bicycle Collective does to help the community.

 

Mayor Pike clarified this will be temporary to bring visibility to the project.  It is proposed to be $1 annually.

 

Danielle Larkin and Clint Watson explained who they provide services to and how things work.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the commercial lease agreement with the Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective, Inc for the property located at 70 West St. George Boulevard with the agreement to the terms put together by the Legal Department.

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 reminded those in attendance that the proposed water park will not be heard tonight.  The earliest it may be heard is September.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PLANNED DEVELOPMENT COMMERCIAL ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the existing Planned Development Commercial Zone on approximately 0.86 acres located in the Boulder Creek Crossing Commercial Subdivision at approximately 1382 River Road.               

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the existing Planned Development Commercial zone on approximately 0.86 acres located in the Boulder Creek Crossing Commercial Subdivision.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: rendering; conceptual site plan; detail - site plan; aerial map; zoning map; floodway and erosion hazard; landscape detail; 2D building elevation; and materials & colors.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. He reviewed comments of the Planning Commission.

 

The Council discussed signs.

 

John Willis noted the project is in the 100 year flood area, but not in the flood ways.

 

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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 Arial to approve the amendment to the Planned Development Commercial zone for Boulder Creek Crossing.

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.

 

ZONE CHANGE/PUBLIC HEARING/ORDINANCE

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-2 to Planned Development Commercial on approximately 0.32 acres and from R-2 to C-3 on approximately 0.28 acres located on the northeast corner of 300 North and 500 West.

     

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from R-2 to Planned Development Commercial on approximately 0.32 acres and from R-2 to C-3 on approximately 0.28 acres located on the northeast corner of 300 North and 500 West.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: summary of request; parcels; site plan; existing zoning; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.  He noted the applicant will work with staff.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to change the zone from R-2 to Planned Development Commercial on approximately 0.32 acres and from R-2 to C-3 on approximately 0.28 acres located on the northeast corner of 300 North and 500 West.

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.

 

PROPERTY DONATION:

Consider approval of a property donation to the City from Sun River Villas Development for the development of a City park.         

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin showed the property proposed to be donated on a map.  There are funds in the park impact budget to begin designing the park.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to accept the donation of property to the City from Sun River Villas Development for the development of a City park.

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.

 

EXTENSION PLANNED DEVELOPMENT RESIDENTIAL:

Consider approval of an extension of the planned development residential approval for twelve months for the Residences at Four Fifty generally located at the northwest intersection of 450 North 2720 East.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this item is a formality.  The request was approved and zoned correctly.  The applicant did not have the chance to get the work done.  He suggests giving the applicant an additional twelve months.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to extend the planned development residential approval for twelve months for the Residences at Four Fifty.

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.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on July 11, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting hearings for August 3, 2017 to consider the following: 1) a zone change amendment to Lot 3 of the Fields at mall Drive to develop a professional building on 1.04 acres located on 3000 East; 2) amend the general plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 2.63 acres located on Pioneer Road west of the I-15 Freeway; 3) to amend the general plan from Medium Density Residential and Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 4.23 acres and to “clean up” the general plan from Medium Density Residential and Low Density Residential to Industrial on approximately 4.29 acres located near the existing Sunroc Block plant; and 4) to amend the general plan from Professional Office and Low Density Residential to High Density Residential on approximately 7.91 acres located in the vicinity of Valley View Drive and Sunset Boulevard.

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearings as outlined.

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 The Arbors Phase 5 Subdivision, a 20-lot residential subdivision located at 2880 East Street and Sycamore Lane; zoning is R-1-12.  He showed and reviewed the final plat.

           

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Arbors Phase 5 Subdivision.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11, a 14-lot residential subdivision located at approximately 3770 Bentley Road.  He reviewed the changes from the previous request.  The applicant would pay the cost for the road improvements.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the preliminary plat for Meadow Valley Farms Phase 11.

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.

 

APPOINTMENT OF POLL WORKERS:

Mayor Pike mentioned the list of poll workers given to the Council and asked they appoint them for this year’s elections.

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to appoint the poll workers.

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.

 

ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION:

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to adjourn to a closed session to discuss property purchase.

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.

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Arial – 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