City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, November 16,2017



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

NOVEMBER 16, 2017, 5:00 PM

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 Reverend Alex Wilkie.

 

Steve Bingham and members of the Healthy Dixie Council presented an award to Ray Shanklin for the community garden he helped create at the SwitchPoint Resource Center.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the airport parking revenue control system upgrade.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the contract is for the design and installation of an upgraded parking control system at the airport.  Staff recommends awarding the contract to SkiData Group in the amount of $238,993.  The funds are included in the current budget.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the contract for the airport parking revenue control system upgrade to SkiData Group in the amount of $238,993.

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.

 

APPROVAL TO PURCHASE:

Consider approval to purchase three (3) voltage regulators for the Flood Street substation.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the request is to purchase three (3) voltage regulators for the Flood Street substation.  This is a sole source purchase from Eaton in the amount of $101,961.15.

 

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to purchase three (3) voltage regulators for the Flood Street substation from Eaton Power Systems in the amount of $101,961.15.

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.

 

CANVASS OF THE 2017 MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION:

Melanie Aplanalp, Washington County Election Clerk, explained the election reports that she provided after which she presented the final election results, as follows:

 

Total Votes Percentage:

 

For Mayor:

          Jon Pike                  5,746  72.01%

          Lane Ronnow           2,233  27.99%

         

For City Council:

Michele Randall         4,929  33.66%

          Joe Bowcutt             3,924  26.80%

          Gregg McArthur        2,971  20.29%

          Greg Aldred             2,820  19.26%

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve, accept and certify the municipal elections for 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.

 

 

DONATION AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a donation agreement for a fine art sculpture titled “Dutch Oven Cowboy”.  Jason Crethar, donor.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated Jason Crethar would like to donate a fine art sculpture to the City. 

 

 

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the donation agreement for a fine art sculpture titled “Dutch Oven Cowboy”.

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.

 

DONATION AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a donation agreement with C Blake Homes, Inc, including a purchase and sales agreement for property located in the vicinity of the Whisper Ridge subdivision. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the donation agreement is with C Blake Homes for property in the vicinity of the Whisper Ridge Subdivision, near Indian Hills Drive.  The property includes a flood control detention basin that was constructed with the Whisper Ridge Development to protect downstream property. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the donation agreement with C Blake Homes, Inc, including a purchase and sales agreement for property located in the vicinity of the Whisper Ridge subdivision. 

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.

 

SELECT DEVELOPER FOR TECH RIDGE:

Consider approval of committee selection for developer at Tech Ridge.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated that a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) were sought for the Tech Ridge at the old airport site.  The committee received two excellent proposals.  The consensus of the committee is to move forward with Tech Ridge LLC with Isaac Barlow as the managing partner.  A development agreement is the next step.  This was not an easy decision for the committee who was made up of Councilmember Hughes, Mayor Pike, City Manager Gary Esplin, and Economic Development and Housing Director Matt Loo.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to accept the recommendation of the committee to have Tech Ridge LLC be the developer at Tech Ridge.

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 Randall – 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 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.  Tim Stewart, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan on property located at the southwest intersection of Mall Drive and 2780 East Street.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; current zoning map; current general land use map; original proposal; and alternate proposal of the Planning Commission.  The Planning Commission recommended approval of the their alternate proposal and the applicant agrees to amend the proposal to that of the Planning Commission’s recommendation. 

 

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

 

Applicant Tim Stewart stated they did not intend to end up with so much high density.  They plan on using half of it for an apartment community, the remainder will be townhomes.

 

Mayor Pike mentioned that he hopes to see walkable connections to the commercial properties in the area.

 

Mr. Stewart mentioned that he is listed as the applicant; however, it is really an agreement between Sun River and Suburban Land Reserve. 

 

A discussion took place regarding pedestrian access as well as trails and parks that are being planned in the area.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to amend the General Plan from MDR (Medium Residential) to HDR (High Density Residential) on approximately 21 acres and PK (Park) on approximately 2.0 acres located at the southwest intersection of Mall Drive and 2780 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 Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE PUBLIC UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND SEWER EASEMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating a portion of a public utilities and drainage easement and a portion of a sewer easement located at approximately 2780 East and 1140 South.  Logan Blake, applicant.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of a public utilities and drainage easement and a portion of a sewer easement located at approximately 2780 East and 1140 South. 

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to vacate a portion of a public utilities and drainage easement and a portion of a sewer easement located at approximately 2780 East and 1140 South.

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/AMEND FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGET:

Public hearing to consider amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed amendments as follows: 1) To carry forward a portion of the Text to 911 project approved in the previous fiscal year yet project completion is pending the network connection. This amount represents the network fees required to be paid upfront for a 60-month period and will be reimbursed fully by a state grant from the Utah Communications Authority; 2) To remove the budgeted Environmental and Geotechnical Study from the Airport's budget which was planned to be funded by an AIP Grant and PFC fees for the City's match.  The project was not approved by the FAA; 3) To budget for the runway patches emergency improvement project paid from the Airport department's budget and to transfer funds from the Airport Bond fund as the project's funding source; 4) To budget for replacement of a patrol vehicle totaled in an accident and for which the replacement vehicle was reimbursed by the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident; 5) To budget for the cost of $15,155 to replace two fuel dispensers at the City Fleet facility.  The costs are allocated to those funds which use the fueling stations based upon historical gallons used; 6) To budget for the anticipated net costs for this year's Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T) Training Academy sponsored and reimbursed by C.I.T. Utah and hosted by the St. George Police Dept. through the use of our facility and our officers as instructor's during their overtime hours; 7) To budget for the City's

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share of a bus stop, landscaping, and aesthetic improvements (betterments) as part of UDOT's Bluff Street Widening project.  A majority of the funding is from appropriated fund balance which includes proceeds in the prior fiscal year from the sale of a portion of Sandtown Park to UDOT for right-of-way for the road widening; 8) To carryover the budget for the Halfway Wash Trail Connection to Sunset originally budgeted in the previous year but construction was delayed while obtaining a stream alteration permit, which required the project overlap into the current year's budget; 9) To carryover the budget for the Steel Building structure at the Hela Seegmiller Historic Farm originally budgeted and bid awarded in the previous year to relocate a structure from Snow Park however it was later determined that building a new structure was the lower-cost-alternative to the relocation option.  This opening will re-appropriate the previous year's funding and project in this current fiscal year; 10) To budget for the issuance of the 2017 Revenue & Refunding Bonds for the Airport Debt Service Fund and to adjust the budget for debt service payments on the new bond, removal of the IRS Rebate which no longer applies with the new bond, and budget for improvements projects funded by the new bond; and 11) To budget for UDOT to reimburse the City for a contractor, testing, and other costs paid to relocate City power lines due to their Bluff Street Widening Project. UDOT's reimbursement also includes payment to the City for Energy Service's Dept. staff's time to manage and oversee the relocation project.

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 a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget as outlined.

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.

 

AMEND TRANSMISSION SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR UDOT/RESOLUTION:

Consider approval of a resolution approving the Amendment of Exhibit C to the Transmission service agreement for the UAMPS Central - St. George 138kV transmission project to add additional facilities; and related matters.

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum outlined what is being done at Purgatory Flats.  Each time a new facility is added, the facility is added to Exhibit C.  The items being added are Purgatory Flats and a line from Central to St. George.

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined what areas the line services.

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MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the resolution approving the Amendment of Exhibit C for the UAMPS Central - St. George 138kV transmission project.

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.

 

CONTRACT EXTENSION:

Consider approval of a contract extension with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for firm power through September 30, 2057.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is to extend the contract with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for firm power through September 30, 2057. 

 

Energy Services Director Laurie Mangum outlined the cost to purchase power.  The current charge is $27 a megawatt hour.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the contract extension with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for firm power through September 30, 2057.

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.

 

PURCHASE CONTRACT:

Consider approval of a purchase contract for BP for January 2024 through June 2024.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the contract with Deseret Generation ends in 2023; however, there is about a six month gap between the calendar and fiscal year.  There is an opportunity to buy gas now at a guaranteed price.   

 

Energy Services Laurie Mangum noted that BP has the ability to go out 10 years and give pricing on physical gas; it will not be paid for until the beginning of 2024.  This will allow for one unit to 24 hrs a day in the winter, this will be a base load.  She would like permission to accept the cost at $.05 less than what is being offered. 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained that staff does not have a cost yet; that will have to be negotiated.  He noted that BP stands for British Petroleum.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve a purchase contract for BP for January 2024 through June 2024 within $.05 range of the current negotiating price.

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 November 14, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended setting public hearings on December 7, 2017 to consider: 1) Changing the zone from R-1-10 to Planned Development Residential on approximately 1.2 acres generally located between Riverside Drive and the Virgin River; 2) Changing the zone from Open Space to Highway Commercial on approximately 7.2 acres located along the east side of the freeway and north of the existing electrical substation; and 3) A zone change amendment in the Planned Development Residential zone to develop a 194-unit single family development located approximately 900 feet east of the intersection of Desert Canyons Parkway and the Southern Parkway.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to set the public hearings for December 7, 2017.

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.

 

HILLSIDE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT:

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request for a hillside development permit to allow for the development of an extension of Hidden Valley Drive in the Ivory Homes Master Plan area.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; aerial map; site aerial; reference - bear claw poppy; zoning map; photos of the area; site plan; slope (contour) map; grading plan and plan & profile; photos of the site; photos of staking the site; and photos of the hill.  He provided a brief history of the request.  The Planning Commission recommended approval with the following comments and conditions:

 

This hillside permit is approved by the City Council subject to the applicant’s redesign of the roadway which does not require the use of installing and coloring retaining walls, that

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the R.O.W. limits shall be as staked on the site, that the developer will follow the geotechnical recommendations to install a swale and drainage system (in an area a minimum of 10 feet wide). Be it known that the Hillside Review Board, Planning Commission, and the City Council find that the small isolated mounds, hills, and ravines can be removed as requested and that they are considered to be insignificant. Note that the large hill directly behind cannot be removed and shall be mitigated to comply with the hillside ordinance. The applicant has provided to staff revised plans as a result of field staking and a site inspection by staff.

 

After being asked by Councilmember Baca he explained which hill they would like to remove and addressed slope and drainage concerns.  Staff is comfortable that what is being proposed is sufficient.

 

A discussion took place regarding the west end of the property.  It will be a dead end road for a long period of time until a connection to Exit 2.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the hillside development permit to allow for the development of an extension of Hidden Valley Drive.  

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 Aspen Estates Phase 5, a 13-lot residential subdivision located on the west side of 3210 East Street at approximately 3010 South; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the final plat for Aspen Estates Phase 5.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Rosewood Estates Phase 1, a 12-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of 3210 East Street at approximately 2970 South; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the final plat for Rosewood Estates Phase 1.

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 Rosewood Estates Phase 2, a 12-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of 3210 East Street at approximately ; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Rosewood Estates Phase 2.

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.

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Rosewood Estates Phase 3, a 13-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of 3210 East Street at approximately 3050 South; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Rosewood Estates 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

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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 Rosewood Estates Phase 4, a 15-lot residential subdivision located on the east side of 3300 East Street at approximately 3050 South; zoning is R-1-8.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Rosewood Estates Phase 1.

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.

 

PRELIMINARY PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the preliminary plat for Desert Crossing, a 42-lot residential subdivision located between Rimrunner Drive and Broken Mesa Drive; zoning is R-1-10.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated there is a development agreement for the area; they would like to amend it. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the preliminary plat for Desert Crossing.

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.

 

REQUEST TO PURCHASE SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY:

Consider approval of request to purchase surplus City property located near 2991 South Butternut Circle.

 

 

 

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City Manager Gary Esplin explained the homeowners would like to purchase approximately 1,580 sq. ft. of surplus property behind their home at 2991 Butternut Circle.  The property would be sold at $1.50 a sq. ft.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the request to purchase surplus City property located near 2991 South Butternut Circle at $1.50 a sq. ft.

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.

 

MINUTES:

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on February 16, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 12, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 21, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on September 28, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 5, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 12, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 19, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on October 26, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 2, 2017.

 

Consider approval of the minutes from the meeting held on November 9, 2017.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the minutes from the meetings held on February 16, 2017, September 12, 2017, September 21, 2017, September 28, 2017, October 5. 2017, October 12, 2017, October 19, 2017, October 26, 2017, November 2, 2017, and November 9, 2017.

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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REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

Mayor Pike mentioned Doctor Craig Booth would like to donate a 70’ tall flagpole to put at the top of Main Street.  It would be the City’s responsibility to maintain the flag and provide a light.  The consensus of the Council is to move forward.

 

Councilmember Arial mentioned a solstice event that is taking place on December 7th at the Museum

 

Mayor Pike reminded the Council about the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Town Square taking place November 27th. 

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted he just received a text from YESCO; they are reconfiguring the head of the tri-faced billboard so that it faces more on Bluff Street rather than Diagonal Street.  Additionally, they turned down the brightness on the billboard.

 

ADJOURN:

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

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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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder