City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 2,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 2, 2017, 5:00 P.M.

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

PRESENT:

Mayor Jon Pike

Councilmember Jimmie Hughes

            Councilmember Joe Bowcutt

            Councilmember Bette Arial

            Councilmember Ed Baca

            City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Manager Gary Esplin 

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

EXCUSED:

Councilmember Michele Randall

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Keli Long and the invocation was offered by Elder Jim Hetrick of the Community of Christ.

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming the week of November 4, 2017 as Utah Pacific Islanders Health Week.

 

Keli Long mentioned events that are taking place in conjunction with this Health Week. 

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

Resident Kris Neal addressed the Council regarding an issue with a community cat that was recently caught in a trap.  These types of traps are typically used to catch coyotes and raccoons.  She does not feel these traps should be used in City limits; she asked the Council to consider adopting an ordinance banning them.    

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman outlined what the City code says about trapping.  Residents may not know that they are illegally setting traps.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for September, 2017.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated it is still early in the fiscal year.  He noted September was a good month.

 

Councilmember Hughes arrived.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the financial report for September, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

 

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

 

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the construction of the 100 West Drainage Basin Laterals - Phase 1.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the bid is for the construction of the storm drain improvements along 200 South between 100 West and 400 West.  Funds are included in the current budget; although the bid is a bit higher than what was budgeted.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended awarding the bid to Feller Enterprises in the amount of $542,400.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to award the bid to Feller Enterprises for the  construction of the 100 West Drainage Basin Laterals - Phase 1 project in the amount of $542,400.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the funds used to pay for this are the drainage fees paid on utility bills.

 

APPROVAL OF CONTRACT:

Consider approving a contract with Project Engineering Consultants for construction management of the 100 West Drainage Basin Laterals - Phase 1.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the contract is for the construction management of the 100 West storm drain improvements.  The contract includes contract administration, construction observation, inspection, and project closeout items. The amount of the contract with Project Engineering Consultants is $39,096.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the contract with Project Engineering Consultants in the amount of $39,096.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

 

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Councilmember Hughes – 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 City Creek 84-inch Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the project is the City Creek 8-inch storm drain. 

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended awarding the bid to Albuquerque Underground, Inc in the amount of $576,000.

 

Public Works Cameron Cutler mentioned the contractor has stated they will get in there prior to the Bluff Street project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted this will be paid out of the same fund as the last item.  The cost is higher than budgeted, therefore, staff will need to look at saving on other items.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid to Albuquerque Underground, Inc for the City Creek 84-inch storm drain rehabilitation project in the amount of $576,000.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

EMERGENCY PURCHASE:

Consider ratification of an emergency purchase of a Rough Mower from Turf Equipment & Agronomics.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated this item was an emergency purchase of a mower for the Sunbrook. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the ratification of the purchase of a new mower in the amount of $62,862.62.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

CHANGE ORDER:

Consider approval of a change order for the Lizzy Lane Sewer project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained during construction, a conflict between an existing storm drain pipe and the new sewer pipe was discovered.  The water line had to be adjusted.  The change order is $74,542.13.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the change order for the Lizzy Lane sewer project in the amount of $74,542.13 to Interstate Rock.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 Class C Alcohol License for Chef Alfredo III located at 76 West Tabernacle.  Alfredo Modica, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the request is for a Class C alcohol license for a business located at 76 West Tabernacle.  He outlined the new state requirements with regards to distance.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the local consent for a Class C alcohol license for Chef Alfredo III located at 76 West Tabernacle.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 construct a detached residential garage greater than 15’ in height at 3909 South 2510 East.  Rob Shearn, applicant.

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Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct a detached residential garage at 3909 South 2510 East.  He presented a Powerpoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; site map; subdivision plat; overall site plan; garage site plan & setbacks; zoning map; elevations; height; and floor plan.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and comments.  He mentioned some of the comments from the Planning Commission and noted that he has not heard from any neighbors.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct a detached residential garage at a height of up to 21’ for lot 14 of Meadow Valley Farms Phase 2.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 Planned Development Commercial zone on parcel 4.5 of the Atkinville Master Plan on approximately 11.94 acres located on Astragalus Drive next to the Southern Parkway.  MRW Design Associates, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to amend the PD-C zone on parcel 4.5 of the Atkinville Master Plan to develop an office and warehouse building for a jewelry business called Paparazzi.  He presented a Powerpoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; zoning map; general plan map; overall site plan; site plan; concept landscape plan; elevations; renderings; and materials and colors.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with comments as follows:

 

1.    Approve the PD-C rezone change amendment on approximately 11.94 acres.

2.    This use is in harmony with the Atkinville Master Plan.

3.    The conceptual layout as presented are recommended for approval.

4.    As presented, the colors and materials are recommended for approval.

5.    Setbacks shall meet the zoning ordinance.

6.    The applicant shall provide landscaping in compliance with the landscape ordinance.

7.    Provide a photometric plan with the submittal of the SPR and demonstrate that lighting will not exceed 1 ft candle at property lines and not exceed 15 ft candle on site.  Dark sky style lighting fixtures shall be used to avoid a nuisance as seen from adjacent residential neighborhoods and surrounding community.

8.    Upon approval of the rezone change amendment, the applicant shall submit an application for a site plan review along with the required civil engineering plan set, which may include, but not limited to: cove sheet, site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, utility plan, landscape plan, irrigation plan, and photometric plan.

9.    The height is 45’.

 

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Representative Jeff Mathis stated they have calculated additional expansion area.  He outlined the next phase that is being proposed.

 

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 Planned Development Commercial zone on parcel 4.5 of the Atkinville Master Plan with the conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending lot 2 of the West Creek Commercial Subdivision from a split zoning of C-3 (General Commercial) and M-1 (Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial) on approximately 0.56 acres located at 772 North Dixie Drive.  Rosenberg Associates, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone on lot 2 of the West Creek Commercial Subdivision from C-3 (General Commercial) and M-1 (Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial) on approximately 0.56 acres located at 772 North Dixie Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity and zoning maps; general plan and site maps; and photos of the street views.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

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 an ordinance changing the zone change on lot 2 of the West Creek Commercial Subdivision from C-3 (General Commercial) and M-1 (Industrial) to C-3 (General Commercial). 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Hughes.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on

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approximately 2.35 acres located in Bloomington Country Club Phase 12.  Rosenberg Associates, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 2.35 acres located in Bloomington Country Club Phase 12.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: description of three (3) parcels; future lots; vicinity map; and zoning map.  He mentioned the history of the project and noted that the Planning Commission recommended approval.  

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the zone change from OS (Open Space) to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size) on approximately 2.35 acres located in Bloomington Country Club Phase 12.  

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the City General Plan Land Use Map from OS (Open Space), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and COM (Commercial) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 2.88 acres and COM (Commercial) on approximately 13.53 acres located on Red Hills Parkway between Twin Lakes Drive and 1700 East Street.  Alpha Engineering, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the City General Plan Land Use Map from OS (Open Space), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and COM (Commercial) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 2.88 acres and COM (Commercial) on approximately 13.53 acres located on Red Hills Parkway between Twin Lakes Drive and 1700 East Street.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: overall vicinity map; project location; aerial map; existing general plan; and proposed general plan amendment.  The Planning Commission recommended approval. 

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca, Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins spoke about the drainage in the area.  If the request is approved this will be looked at during the development plans.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Resident Mark Harris inquired about what is going to be developed.

 

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Mayor Pike explained this is simply a general plan amendment.  Details will not be seen until the applicant comes back for zoning approvals.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance amending the City General Plan Land Use Map from OS (Open Space), MDR (Medium Density Residential), and COM (Commercial) to OS (Open Space) on approximately 2.88 acres and COM (Commercial) on approximately 13.53 acres located on Red Hills Parkway between Twin Lakes Drive and 1700 East Street.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND GENERAL PLAN/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the City General Plan Land Use Map from E (Employment), PK (Park), PF (Public Facilities), IND (Industrial), OS (Open Space), and RES (Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 20 acres, HDR (High Density Residential) on approximately 70 acres, COM (Commercial) on approximately 195 acres, MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 331 acres, IND (Industrial) on approximately 302 acres and LDR (Low Density Residential) on approximately 270 acres generally located east of River Road and North of the Southern Parkway.  Development Solutions Group, Inc, applicant.  

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from E (Employment), PK (Park), PF (Public Facilities), IND (Industrial), OS (Open Space), and RES (Residential) to MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 20 acres, HDR (High Density Residential) on approximately 70 acres, COM (Commercial) on approximately 195 acres, MDR (Medium Density Residential) on approximately 331 acres, IND (Industrial) on approximately 302 acres and LDR (Low Density Residential) on approximately 270 acres generally located east of River Road and North of the Southern Parkway.   He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: southern hills plan; aerial map; current zoning map; current general plan map; current South Block plan; proposed general plan amendment; and proposed street master plan change.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

A discussion took place regarding the roads in the area and the policy regarding City parks.

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned a letter received from The Nature Conservancy Utah Field Office who owns 800 acres in the area expressing their concerns and support of this project.  They want to make sure efforts are made to the potential impact to the plants in the area.

 

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Mr. Willis added that the issues brought up were dust and how the property line is treated around the White Dome - both will be addressed at the time of construction.    

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted the White Dome is a great asset to the area.  As development comes in, staff will address how the cuts and slopes are made.   

 

Applicant Stacy Young added that they hope to provide the opportunity for a reverse commute to Little Valley.  Additionally, he commented about three areas for a City park.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the City General Plan Land Use Map amendment for approximately 1,188 acres 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 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 construct the Hills 2 Electrical Sub Station at 2995 South River Road.  Dixie Power, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a conditional use permit to construct the Hills 2 electrical substation at 2995 South River Road. He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; floodway, 100 year flood, and erosion hazard; zoning and general plan maps; site map; site plan; access plan; site - transmission route map; elevations; and photos of similar substations.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with findings and comments as follows:

 

1.    This use in an A-1 zone requires a conditional use permit and the use of a substation as conceptually presented is approved by the City Council. 

2.    The City Council permits an 8’ high block wall enclosure.  No razor wire shall be installed.

3.    Work with FEMA to mitigate the 100 year flood plan as required.

4.    Meet the minimum required setbacks of the A-1 zone.

5.    Provide to staff for plan checking a landscape plan that shows compliance with the landscaping ordinance.

6.    Submit a site plan review application with associated plans for review and approval by staff.  The plans shall include a site plan, grading plan, erosion control plan, landscape plan, details, etc.

7.    A drainage study and drainage plan shall be provided to staff as part of the SPR process.

8.    No parking spaces are required for an electrical substation, but ample parking areas for maintenance and service work shall be provided.

 

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9.    The applicant shall provide, to the satisfaction of the City attorney’s office, such documents as required to demonstrate there is a recorded document for site access.

 

Applicant Russell Condie mentioned the Lytle’s will access their property off the existing gravel road.  He noted that it is typical for substations to have gravel roads.  They already have three substations in the area, none of which have room to expand.  He spoke about the required fencing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the conditional use permit to construct the substation in an agricultural area including the conditions of the Planning Commission at 2995 South River Road. 

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARING:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on October 24, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting a public hearing for November 16, 2017 to consider amending the General Plan from MDR (Medium Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential) on approximately 12.28 acres, MHDR (Medium High Density Residential) on approximately 14.27 acres, and PK (Park) on approximately 2.0 acres located at the southwest intersection of Mall Drive and 2780 East Street.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to set the public hearing on November 16, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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 Lofts at Green Valley Phase 1, a 34-unit residential subdivision located at 1790 West 1120 South; zoning is PD-R (Planned Development Residential).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for The Lofts at Green Valley Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 7, 2017.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes from the meeting held on September 7, 2017.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – 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:

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that the City closed on the airport bonds today.  

 

Councilmember Baca mentioned that the Dinosaur Museum continues to thrive. 

 

Mayor Pike mentioned several events that are taking place in the next couple of weeks. 

 

Councilmember Bowcutt commented about the Collective Bicycle grand opening.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned the election taking place on Tuesday. 

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder