City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 15,2017



 

 ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 15, 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 Tim Martin.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a professional services agreement for the White Dome Tank Location and Road Grading project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is with Alliance Consulting for the design of the White Dome site; a tank site is needed in the area.  The contract is to design the location and access road.  Funds are in the current budget - the amount is $20,570.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the professional services agreement with Alliance Consulting or the White Dome Tank Location and Road Grading project $20,570.

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 Lizzie Lane sewer project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this is project is the extension of the Lizzie Lane sewer line.  The original bid was approximately $4,798,000 - the low bidder was not a local bidder, therefore, Interstate Rock was given the opportunity to match the bid per City ordinance.  After reviewing bids, it was determined that some of the items could be done by staff to reduce costs.  Once the amount was reduced to $4,557,371.80 Interstate Rock was the low bidder.  Although the amount is over budget, there is no other choice but to complete the project.  Funds will have to be allocated from other projects which will have to be reduced.

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid to Interstate Rock Products for the Lizzie Lane sewer project in the amount of $4,557,371.80.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Bluff Street power relocation project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised this bid is for the Bluff Street power relocation project.   UDOT will reimburse the City for the cost.  Staff recommends rewarding the bid Tri-State Electric & Utility, Inc at the amount of $587,329.35.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to award the bid to Tristate Electric for the Bluff Street power relocation project in the amount of $587,329.35.

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.

 

DAYTIME WATERING RESTRICTIONS:

Consider approval of the implementation of daytime watering restrictions for those irrigating with culinary water. 

 

Rene Fleming explained they completed the most recent WaterSense toilet rebate program, 1,010 toilets were replaced saving 326,000 gallons - should save over one million gallons per year with this project.  There is $2,500 remaining in the fund to offer rebates.  She then outlined the daytime watering restrictions and requested implementing mandatory water restrictions - having customers water between the hours 8:00 p.m and 8:00 a.m. to avoid losing water due to evaporation. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to implement daytime watering restrictions for those irrigating with culinary water from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.

 

 LOCAL CONSENT:

Consider approval of a local consent for a full service restaurant liquor license for the Hyatt Place St. George/Dixie Convention Center located at 1819 South 120 East.  Jim Burgess, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is for the new Hyatt Place that will soon be completed.  The applicant meets requirements of the ordinance. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the local consent for a full service restaurant liquor license for the Hyatt Place St. George located at 1819 South 120 East.

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.

 

LAND LEASE AND POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a land lease and power purchase agreement at the existing Bloomington Substation site.

 

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum updated the Council on the solar power purchase agreement which was discussed at a recent work meeting. 

 

James Van Fleet reminded the Council what was discussed at the work meeting. 

 

Mayor Pike noted that this agreement will allow the City to have solar power at a rate at or below what is paid for coal, on property owned by the City.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the land lease and power purchase agreement at the existing Bloomington Substation site.

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin added that there is a savings in transmission costs by having power generated in a City facility.

 

Councilmember Hughes stepped out.

 

AIRLINE USE AND LEASE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of an airline use and lease agreement with SkyWest Airlines.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a standard agreement.  SkyWest would like to expand space.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the airline use and lease agreement with SkyWest Airlines.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

FEE WAIVER/SIGNAGE:

Consider approval of a fee waiver for the use of the Electric Theater and for signage for the Smithsonian exhibit.  Bobbi Wan-kier, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated presented the request for a fee waiver and a new special event permit and to also approve signage.  Staff is a bit concerned with the budget for fee waivers and some of the signs.

 

Councilmember Hughes returned.

 

Applicant Bobbi Wan-kier outlined the Smithsonian exhibit. 

 

Ron Brown, Board Member for Arts to Zion, outlined the Board’s purpose.  They decided to develop an aggregate site that will list artists and galleries in the County.  The idea is to reach outside the community. 

 

Ms. Wan-kier requested fee waivers for the use of The Electric Theater, Dixie Academy Building, and the Historic Courthouse, if available so they can offer this free of charge.   She then asked for designated parking spots in the Main Street Parking Plaza.  The museums listed in the handouts have been collaborating with them. 

 

The Council discussed waiving the fees as they do not waive them typically and the amount of the fees requested to be waived as well as the signs complying with the ordinance.

 

Ms. Wan-kier also requested the use of the digital boards and a banner on the City’s website.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve a fee waiver for a special event permit for a lecture and tour during August 19, 2017 through November 4, 2017 for the use of the Electric Theater, the Dixie Academy

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Building, 3rd floor of the Children’s Museum, and the Pioneer Courthouse; mainly for those items approved through the City with advice of staff, noting that the City would be a formal sponsor.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND PD-C ZONE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the 3D Commercial Planned Development zone to develop a retail store with warehouse space and to add “retail for construction equipment and supplies” to the existing 3D use list.  Jeff Mathis, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the 3D Commercial Planned Development zone.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning map; general plan map; summary of request; photos of what the applicant sells; site plan; elevations; and photos of the site.  Planning Commission recommended approval with standard conditions.  The applicant meets the parking requirements.

 

Applicant Jeff Mathis thanked the Council for their time.  He noted that they feel this project meets the area.

 

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 3D Commercial Planned Development zone to develop a retail store with warehouse space and to add “retail for construction equipment and supplies” to the existing 3D use list.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

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

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget as follows: 1) To carryover the remaining portion of the budget approved in the prior fiscal year for the General Fund’s share of the new Fleet Building project; 2) To

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budget for an emergency purchase to replace an equipment lift which failed in the existing Fleet Services building and to fund part of the costs by re-allocating the unspent portion of Fleet’s Insurance and Surety Bonds budget; 3) To budget for being awarded a RAP Tax Grant from Washington County to advertise and promote the City’s Art Museum exhibits and events; 4) To increase Softball Tournament/League revenues and corresponding expensed due to increased participation and tournament growth.  Budget amendment is also for emergency replacement of a concession stand fridge and ice machine; 5) To increase SHAC operating expense budgets due to unforeseen repairs to equipment, safety-related repairs, and grand re-opening costs; and offset by anticipated increased revenues or by under-spending of the Outdoor Pool’s budget; 6) To budget for improvements made during the current fiscal year to the City’s building at 136 N. 100 E. by the Chamber of Commerce as required by their Commercial Lease agreement; 7) To adjust various budgets to anticipated revenues by the end of the fiscal year; 8) To record the issuance of an Interfund Note Payable to the Energy Services Dept. by the Capital Projects Fund for the purchase of improvements completed during the current fiscal year as part of the Energy Efficiency Project (aka McKinstry Project) for City-owned facilities, and funded by the Energy Services Dept. in both the prior and current fiscal year; 9) To increase the All Abilities Park (Thunder Junction) budget to fund adjacent roadways, parking, and additional amenities not included in the original budget; and the funding of these items being provided by donations and other revenues received in prior years (i.e. held in fund balance); and 10) To increase the current year’s budget and carry forward unspent funds approved in the previous year for the Little Valley Soccer Fields project which overlapped into the current year more than anticipated due to unforeseen delays by the general contractor. 

 

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 resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget as outlined.

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/FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGET AND TRANSFERS FROM ENTERPRISE FUNDS TO OTHER FUNDS:

Public hearing to take public comment regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget and transfers from enterprise funds (business type) to other funds.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained under state law, as part of the budget approval process, public comment is required regarding the proposed fiscal year budget transfers from enterprise funds to other funds.  This is the first year state law was amended to send notices to utility customers; it has no effect on utility bills. 

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Resident Jerry Trojan explained there is a reason to do the accounting specifically and mentioned that Utah is catching up to other states.  The services provided by other funds for utility funds should have accounting.  Any transfers coming out of the utility funds

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should be based on a cost accounting basis.  All services provided to the City should be accounted for and should be paid.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined how the City handles this process.  With regard to unbilled services, staff keeps track of everything.  In the past, Council has always recognized that this may change the cost of water and power and has chosen to provide the services.  In looking at the entire budget for the Water and Power Departments, this is a small amount of subsidy and will not affect current rates.       

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/NON-RECIPROCAL TRANSFERS FOR UNBILLED SERVICES FROM THE ELECTRIC AND WATER FUNDS TO OTHER CITY FUNDS:

Public hearing to take public comment regarding non-reciprocal transfers for unbilled services from the electric and water funds to other City funds

 

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

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing to consider public input regarding the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.  Department Heads have outlined their budgets at recent work meetings.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Residents Dave Patton and Eric Nilsson requested the Council add funds to plan for improvements in Sun River.


Mayor Pike asked their request be discussed at a future meeting. 

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

The Council discussed items they would like to exclude/include.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the changes he has per previous discussions with the Council and Department Heads as follows:

 

    The purchase of twenty-two (22) rifles for the Police Department at approximately $88,000.

    Adjustment for two (2)vehicles for the two new positions in the Police Department at approximately $98,000.

    Lock conversions for City facilities at approximately $20,900.

    Automatic gate opener for the maintenance facility at the Little Valley Complex at approximately $5,000.

    Accounts Receivable software upgrade at approximately $9,350.

    A Legal Secretary position.

    $1 million contribution to the RAP Tax fund from the Economic Development fund, along with $500,000 from property sales, and $1 million from Park Impact funds for Worthen Park at $1.8 million, Little Valley Sports Complex at $1.6 million , and Tonaquint Park $2 million.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted the revenues include the proposed fee increases.  If the wholesale rate of water increases, the City will have to pay it and pass it onto the customer.  Irrigation water is tied to the culinary rates; therefore, the irrigation rates need to be adjusted accordingly.

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Mayor Pike noted the Council has discussed the proposed budget at length. 

 

MOTION:     A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the resolution adopting the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget as presented with the additions and changes.

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.

 

PROHIBIT FIREWORKS IN DESIGNATED AREAS OF THE CITY/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance prohibiting fireworks in designated areas of the City.

 

Fire Chief Robert Stoker outlined the proposed restrictions which will be in place from three days prior to the holiday, the day of the holiday, and three days after the holiday. 

 

MOTION:       A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance prohibiting fireworks in designated areas of the City.

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.

 

COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a cooperative agreement between the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and the City of St. George for the statewide wildland fire protection system.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed agreement.  The Council heard a presentation from Wildland Fire at a recent work meeting. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the cooperative agreement between the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and the City of St. George for the statewide wildland fire protection system.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.

 

AMEND INTERFUND LOAN DATED NOVEMBER 15, 2015:

Consider amending the interfund note dated November 15, 2015 between the Energy Services Department and the General Fund for the energy efficiency project (McKinstry Energy Performance contract).

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the amendment to the interfund note between Energy Services and the General Fund regarding the McKinstry Energy Performance contract.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to amend the interfund note dated November 15, 2015 between the Energy Services Department and the General Fund for the energy efficiency project (McKinstry Energy Performance contract).

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.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis advised at its meeting held on June 13, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on July 6, 2017 to consider:

1) amending the Planned Development Commercial zone at the northeast corner of the intersection of Sun River Parkway and Pioneer Road to develop a C-store, covered fueling, car wash, and a 50-foot flagpole; 2) changing the zone from Agriculture (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8) on 20.71 acres located at approximately 3040 East 2890 South; 3) changing the zone from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential (R-1-8) on approximately 2.92 acres located at approximately 3425 East 3230 South; and 4) changing the zone from Agricultural (A-1) to Residential Estate (RE-12.5) on approximately 24 acres located at approximately 2240 East 3670 South.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to set the public hearings for July 6, 2017.

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. 

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit for a cell tower over 35’ in height to be located at approximately 4095 South 1630 East.  SBA Communications, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit for a cell tower over 35’ in height to be located at approximately 4095 South 1630 East.  He then presented a PowerPoint covering the following topics: infrastructure map; location; aerial view of the site; photo simulations; existing tower to be relocated, and site plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the height with standard conditions and findings.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit for a cell tower over 35’ in height to be located at approximately 4095 South 1630 East.

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.

 

AGREEMENT FOR EMERGENCY CELLULAR SERVICES:

Consider approval of an agreement for temporary, emergency cellular services for two (2) current customers by allowing temporary emergency “COW” coverage.  SBA Towers IX, LLC, applicant.

 

Russ Gallian explained what a “COW” is and noted one of the users is AT&T and the other is Gogo.  His client has agreed and negotiated the agreement with the City Attorney. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the agreement for temporary, emergency cellular services for two (2) current customers by allowing temporary emergency “COW” coverage.

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.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

Consider approval of a conditional use permit to establish and operate an in-home preschool/child day care business with a maximum of thirteen (13)

 

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children in a home located at 2985 East 1975 South Circle.  Rachael Reid, applicant.

 

Planning & Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request for a conditional use permit to establish and operate an in-home preschool/child day care business with a maximum of thirteen (13) children in a home located at 2985 East 1975 South Circle.  He then presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: ordinance; narrative; vicinity map; aerial map; zoning map; floor plan; and photos of the property.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with conditions.  Letters were received in opposition; their general concerns were regarding parking and noise.

 

Councilmember Arial stepped out.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the conditional use permit to establish and operate an in-home preschool/child day care business with a maximum of thirteen (13) children in a home located at 2985 East 1975 South Circle with the conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried. 

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Arbors Phase 4, a 19-lot residential subdivision located at Olivewood Lane and Sycamore Lane; zoning is R-1-12.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

Councilmember Arial returned.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for The Arbors Phase 4.

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 Heights Phase 2, an 11-lot residential subdivision located at Deserts Edge Drive and Chimney Rock Drive; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for Desert Heights 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:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon Chaco West Phase 4B, a 4-lot residential subdivision located at Kiva Trail in the Entrada development; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Entrada at Snow Canyon Chaco West Phase 4B.

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 Estates at Valderra Phase 3, a 7-lot residential subdivision located at Petroglyph Drive in the Ledges development; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Estates at Valderra Phase 3.

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.

 

 

 

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AMENDED FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to amend the final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 10 Amended located at Jade Drive and Pinnacle Drive; zoning is PD-R.  He outlined the proposed amendments to the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to amend the final plat for Stone Cliff Phase 10 Amended and easement vacation as outlined.

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.

 

DONATION AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a donation agreement with Desert Canyons regarding the donation of approximately 7.75 acres of open space to the City as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a connection of the proposed open space to future donations of parks and trails. Desert Canyons, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the donation agreement regarding the donation of approximately 7.75 acres of open space to the City.  He showed the area on a map and outlined the land Desert Canyons is required and has requested to donate to the City. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted some of the conditions, including a title report and property taxes, including roll back taxes, to be paid prior to the City taking title of the property.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the donation agreement with Desert Canyons regarding the donation of approximately 7.75 acres of open space to the City as well as a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a connection of the proposed open space to future donations of parks and trails subject to the legal requirements outlined and legal review.

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.

 

AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of an agreement with the Washington County School District for the installation of utilities on 2000 South.

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained the agreement is for the installation of utilities on 2000 South.  The line needs to be extended from 2000 South to 3000 East.  Since funds are included in the City’s budget, it would be best to approve an agreement to install the City’s line at the same time.

 

Kade Bringhurst outlined the cost which totals approximately $794,000.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the agreement with the Washington County School District for the installation of utilities on 2000 South.

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.

 

ADOPT/AMEND CERTAIN FEES FOR VARIOUS SERVICES AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance adopting certain fees for various services and recreational activities.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed fees and noted the City is in line with other cities in the County.

 

Shane Mcafee spoke about raising the field rental fees. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the ordinance adopting certain fees for various services and recreational facilities.

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.

 

ORDINANCES:

Consider amending Title 7, Chapter 4, Sections 2 through 12 and Section 10-25-3.E of City code pertaining to the Shade Tree & Beautification Board, the City Forester program, and other related provisions.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman outlined the proposed changes to the ordinance.  The amendment changes the number of board members for the Shade Tree Board from nine (9) members to five (5) and reduces the meetings for the year.

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to amend Title 7, Chapter 4, Sections 2 through 12 and Section 10-25-3.E of  City code pertaining to the Shade Tree & Beautification Board, the City Forester program, and other related provisions.

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.

 

EXTENSION OF CITY MANAGER’S CONTRACT:

Consider approval of a one (1) year extension of the City Manager’s contract.

 

Mayor Pike explained this will take the City Manager’s current contract which expires June 30, 2017 and add one year; nothing will change.  He then noted that he is required to vote.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt doesn’t like the way it is worded as it seems that the City Manager is quitting in a year.

 

Mayor Pike explained this is a contract; the City Manager can operate without one; however, if the position is handled differently than other positions, a contract is required.

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned that he has not seen anyone put in the number of years that City Manager Gary Esplin has.  He mentioned some of the items included in the contract and noted the City Manager can simply give a 30-day notice. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted state law specifically states you can not automatically renew these types of contracts.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the extension of the City Manager’s contract for one (1) year.

SECOND:      The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

 

Councilmember Baca commented that he is impressed with the service and time that has been involved; he noted it may take several months to recruit for this position. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin states it is a one year contract; however, there is a 30-day notice provision.  He is grateful that if approved the Council has the confidence in him to continue.  He does not know when his employment will end.

 

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

 

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Councilmember Baca – aye

Mayor Pike– aye

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on May 4, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on May 11, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on May 18, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on May 25, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on June 1, 2017.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall  to approve the minutes from May 4, 2017, May 11, 2017, May 18, 2017, May 25, 2017, and June 1, 2017.

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.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Councilmember Randall reported that she and Mayor Pike decided the Field of Flags will take place in St. George next year and mentioned the Veteran’s meeting which was held on Tuesday. 

 

Councilmember Hughes reported on the SwitchPoint Board meeting he recently attended and mentioned the thrift store and doggie daycare that benefit the facility. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin updated the Council on Housing Funds and the Riverwalk project.

 

Councilmember Hughes noted that volunteer hours are declining.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt mentioned the bicycling collective.  The warehouse being used is owned by Larkin; he mentioned other locations that may be used and why he felt they should be utilized. 

 

The Council discussed Councilmember Bowcutt’s suggestion.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt stepped out.

 

ADJOURN FROM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TO REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING:

MOTION:       A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to adjourn from the City Council meeting and reconvene the Redevelopment Agency Meeting.

SECOND:         The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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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