City Council Minutes
City Council Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 1,2018



ST. GEORGE CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 1, 2018, 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 Manager Gary Esplin

            City Attorney Shawn Guzman

City Recorder Christina Fernandez

 

OPENING:   

Mayor Pike called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised items not 4A, 5C and 4D will not be heard tonight.

 

The invocation was offered by Luigi Pesichetti with the Unity Center of Positive Living and The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Boston Esplin.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that the City was recently recognized by the Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. The City has been awarded the 43rd annual Golden Key Award to Thunder Junction staff as he feels they make the greatest contribution to the park.   

 

Mayor Pike read a proclamation proclaiming February 9, 2018 as Gary S. Esplin Day.  He is retiring on February 9th after 41 years in the position of City Manager.

 

Laurel Paul introduced foreign exchange students that were present.

 

COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC:

No comments were given.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Consider approval of the financial report for December, 2017.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted it is halfway through the fiscal year and there are no major concerns. 

 

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

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

HANGAR LEASE:

Consider approval of hangar lease with Mesquite Air Operations for hangars 57G and 58H.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained this is a new hangar lease with Justin Reber of Mesquite Air Operations for hangars 57G and 58H who has recently taken over the hangar. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the hangar lease with Mesquite Air Operations for hangars 57G and 58H.

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.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 3.32 acres generally located at approximately 2050 East Riverside Drive.  Rich Lewis, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to change the zone from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 3.32 acres generally located at approximately 2050 East Riverside Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: aerial map; general plan and zoning maps; overall site plan; site plan - close up; renderings; building 1; building 2; building 3; temporary ordinance; colors & materials board; uses.  Uses as approved by the Planning Commission: 

 

He then showed proposed signage.  Staff felt okay with the uses as approved by the Planning Commission.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing. 

 

Mike Brutton, site manager at Towne Storage, mentioned a letter submitted by the owner of the storage facility. 


City Attorney Shawn Guzman noted that the letter was provided to the Mayor and Councilmembers by the City Recorder, has been also provided to the applicant, and will become part of the City Council packet.

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve the zone change from C-3 (General Commercial) to PD-C (Planned Development

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                   Commercial) on approximately 3.32 acres generally located at approximately 2050 East Riverside Drive including the findings and use list.

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/ZONE CHANGE/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 7.38 acres generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.  Desert Investments Group, LLC, applicant.

 

Planner Ray Snyder presented the request to change the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 7.38 acres generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 2450 South and River Road.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics: vicinity map; zoning map; general plan map; proposed conceptual site layout; details; square footage; pedestrian access; proposed use list; conceptual colored elevations; and conceptual materials and colors. 

 

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

 

Councilmember Baca noted the applicants have worked with the residents in the area. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the Council is approving the uses tonight as well.  The applicant will return with renderings, building, layout, etc. as this is a PD-C.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the ordinance changing the zone from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to PD-C (Planned Development Commercial) on approximately 7.38 acres generally located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 2450 South and River Road with the conditions of the Planning Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

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Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan to amend the Atkinville Plan and Desert Color Community - South Block General Plan Land Use map and associated text from OS (Open Space) to Town Center on approximately 25 acres located near the southeast intersection of exit 1 of the Southern Parkway and the Southern Parkway and Neighborhood 4 Residential to Agricultural on approximately 25 acres located at the southeast corner of Neighborhood 4 and the Arizona border.  Desert Color St. George, LLC, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan to amend the Atkinville Plan and Desert Color Community - South Block General Plan Land Use map and associated text from OS (Open Space) to Town Center on approximately 25 acres located near the southeast intersection of exit 1 of the Southern Parkway and the Southern Parkway and Neighborhood 4 Residential to Agricultural on approximately 25 acres located at the southeast corner of Neighborhood 4 and the Arizona border.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning; current Atkinville general plan land use; current desert color general plan land use; proposed amendments; proposed changes to the general plan text; and land use text amendments.  The Planning Commission recommended approval, striking the C-2.

 

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 amending the General Plan as discussed, including striking the C-2.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 5.97 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on approximately 5.91 acres generally located at the southwest intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.  Lonne Gubler, applicant.

 

Planning and Zoning Manager John Willis presented the request to amend the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 5.97 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on

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approximately 5.91 acres generally located at the southwest intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.  He presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  aerial map; current zoning; current general plan land use; and photos of the area.  The Planning Commission recommended approval.

 

Mayor Pike opened the public hearing.

 

Resident JJ Abernathy noted that she does not object to the Planning Commission’s recommendation; however, she is concerned with the speeding traffic on Dixie Drive.  She asked for a crosswalk and red light to be installed in the area. 

 

Public Works Director Cameron Cutler outlined the criteria for warranting a traffic signal. Unfortunately, there is not enough traffic in this area currently to warrant one.  He explained that signals do not lessen the amount of traffic accidents, rather they change the nature of accidents.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin commented that he understands that the numbers may not warrant a signal; however, he too is concerned with the traffic in the area and suggested looking at options to help with the heavy traffic.  In looking at the property, he believes the Planning Commission was correct in trying to figure a use that would be applicable.

 

Councilmember Hughes stepped out.

 

Resident Alan Hicken, representative for the Pelican Hills project, inquired if the higher density was intended to allow for more nightly rentals.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that has not yet been discussed as this is request to amend the general plan.  

 

Mr. Willis added that he does not believe short term rentals will work here. 

 

Mr. Hicken commented that their main concern is the heavy traffic in the area. 

 

Mayor Pike closed the public hearing.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve amending the General Plan from Low Density Residential to Commercial on approximately 5.97 acres and from Low Density Residential to Medium Density Residential on approximately 5.91 acres generally located at the southwest intersection of Dixie Drive and Canyon View Drive.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

 

 

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PUBLIC HEARING/VACATE ROADWAY/ORDINANCE:

Public hearing to consider vacating the northerly portion of 1470 South Street between Black Ridge Drive and Hilton Drive.  David Kipp and Marc Brown, applicants.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate the northerly portion of 1470 South Street between Black Ridge Drive and Hilton Drive.  He showed and outlined the plat.

 

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

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to vacate the northerly portion of 1470 South Street between Black Ridge Drive and Hilton Drive.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

PUBLIC HEARING/AMEND THE FISCAL YEAR 2017-18 BUDGET/RESOLUTION:

Public hearing to consider amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin outlined the proposed amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget as follows:  1) To carryover unexpended Animal Shelter Donations and Animal Training Donations received in previous fiscal years and use a portion of the donations for a new washer/dryer for the Animal Shelter and increase the approved Animal Shelter improvements budget from $5,000 to $10,000; 2) To increase the Art Museum budget for advertising expenses incurred during this current year yet were funded by an RAP Tax Grant received from Washington County during the last fiscal year; 3) To increase the Art Museum budget for a new grant received from the State of Utah - Heritage & Arts Division for funding to provide a cart and supplies to move 3D pieces for processing and to train staff on how to manage and care for the City's art collection; 4) To increase the Art Museum budget for a new grant received from the Springville Art Museum (Springville City) for the Evening with Educators program to educate area teachers; 5) Reallocate funds approved in the budget for Snugplay Indoor Playground equipment for the Recreation Center to the SHAC for mechanical room ventilation improvements to improve air quality and temperature control, thereby extending the life of the pumps, UV units, and other pool equipment; 6) To increase Recreation Center budgeted revenues and associated expenditure budgets due to increased participation in youth classes (gymnastics, karate, dance, etc.); 7) To increase Youth Sports budgeted revenues and associated expenditure budgets due to increased participation in youth sports programs (flag football, volleyball, and Jr. Jazz basketball), along with corresponding increases in sponsor donations; 8) To approve purchase of a portable controlled substance drug testing unit to be purchased from funds received through seizures by the Drug Task Force (Drug Seizures Fund); 9) To increase the Dispatch Center budget for full-time salary increases to market comparisons that exceeded anticipated and budgeted amounts; with funding by a projected increase in E911 Revenues due to recent E911

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surcharge fee increase and distribution formula recently implemented by the State; 10) To budget for the expansion of the airport parking lot due to increased demand. City crews have facilitated in mitigating costs; however additional funding is needed for asphalt, curb and gutter, striping, etc. Restricted funds earned by the airport in previous years can be reduced to offset this expenditure; 11) To budget for an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the FAA for runway improvements and repairs planned to be completed in the spring of 2018. The AIP grant funds 90.85% of the project and the remaining 9.15% is funded by a transfer from the PFC Fund; 12) To budget for the $.35 increase in residential garbage collection fee effective January 1, 2018, and to budget for payments for $.25 of the increase to the Washington Solid Waste District and other related expenses; 13) To combine funds approved for Sand Hollow Wash Park Phase I (restroom and parking) with the Bicycle Skills Park in the RAP Tax Fund as the projects are contiguous and costs have been combined into one project; 14) To budget for the City's participation and passthrough of Dixie State University's contribution towards the collaborative effort with UDOT (Federal Aid Agreement) and the Dixie MPO to fund a pedestrian/bicycle underpass located at I-15 at an estimated cost of $2.3M for the purpose of providing a pedestrian crossing under the interstate to allow for better connectivity to the university for students living on the east of I-15 and also reduce the amount of pedestrians and vehicles traveling 100 South and 700 South to and from the university; 15) To budget for the anticipated participation (City's match portion) for this current fiscal year to begin the design and environmental processes towards the River Road Widening - Riverside Dr. to 1450 S project. The total project is about $5,524,000 with $5,150,000 federally funded. The remainder of the project, federal funding, and City's Match will be budgeted in the next fiscal year when the project is anticipated to be completed; 16) The 450 North Corridor connection was budgeted in the previous fiscal year; however, the project was constructed by the adjacent developer through a Development Agreement and as such, was delayed until the very end of FY17 with some overlap into the current fiscal year; 17) To increase the budget for the Bloomington Drive resurfacing project from $1.2M to $2.6M due to increasing the scope of the project and bids being significantly greater than anticipated; and 18) To carryover $148,000 representing the unused portion of the $500,000 budget approved in the prior year, and to also increase the budget by $115,000 for changes to the scope of work, for the Dino Crossing area infrastructure (waterline, sewerline, roadway) project which was not completed until the current year. Project is funded by CDBG Grant revenues as it will facilitate planned affordable housing projects that benefit low- to moderate-income residents.

 

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 amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget as outlined.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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.

 

 

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AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for the Sunset Well replacement project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the project is the Sunset Well replacement project. 

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended awarding the bid to Gardner Brothers in the amount of $137,585.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for the Sunset Well replacement project to Gardner Brothers in the amount of $137,585.

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 Sunset Park Phase 2 project.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated the project is the Sunset Park Phase 2.  He noted the area has a lot of children and stated the property was purchased with the idea of expanding the park as the area is developed.  The current budget is approximately $500,000 short; therefore, he recommended using park impact funds to cover the shortfall.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended awarding the bid to Feller Enterprises in the amount of $909,403.58.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to award the bid for the Sunset Park Phase 4 project to Feller Enterprises in the amount of $909,403.58.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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.

 

APPROVAL TO PURCHASE:

Consider award of bid for the Sunset Park Phase 2 playground equipment.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised the request is to purchase the Sunset Park Phase 2 playground equipment. 

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Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw recommended purchasing the equipment from Play Space Designs in the amount of $93,967.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to purchase the Sunset Park Phase 2 playground equipment from Play Space Designs in the amount of $93,967.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for LED streetlight heads.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is to purchase LED streetlight heads.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw noted that three (3) bids were received and recommended awarding the bid to Border States in the amount of $124,800.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for LED streetlight heads to Border States in the amount of $124,800.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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.

 

AWARD OF BID:

Consider award of bid for western red cedar wood poles.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is purchase western red cedar wood poles.

 

Purchasing Manager Brett Whitelaw noted that three (3) bids were received and recommended rewarding the bid to Border States in the amount of $53,176.48.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to award the bid for western red cedar wood poles to Border States in the amount of $53,176.48.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

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Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

VACATE A PORTION OF A FINAL SUBDIVISION PLAT/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance vacating a portion of the Sundown Estates subdivision located east of the Church of Christ located at 1330 West 750 North.

 

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request to vacate a portion of the Sundown Estates subdivision located east of the Church of Christ located at 1330 West 750 North.  He showed the subdivision plat and outlined the proposed vacation.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve vacating a portion of the Sundown Estates subdivision located east of the Church of Christ located at 1330 West 750 North.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

AMEND BUSINESS LICENSE CODE/ORDINANCE:

Consider approval of an ordinance amending the business license code.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained that the proposed changes are required under state law.

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston outlined the proposed changes as have been discussed in a previous work meeting. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve the ordinance amending the business license code as presented.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

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TEMPORARY ORDINANCE FOR TEMPORARY BANNERS:

Consider approval of a temporary ordinance regarding temporary banners.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin reminded the Council that this was discussed at a recent work meeting.

 

Deputy City Attorney Paula Houston explained the temporary ordinance would allow one (1) temporary banner up to 32 square feet for businesses on Bluff Street between 100 South and Sunset Boulevard.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Baca to approve a temporary ordinance for temporary banners between 100 South and Sunset Boulevard.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

APPOINT CITY OFFICERS:

Consider approval of a resolution appointing City Officers.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin advised state law requires officers to be appointed following a municipal election.

 

Mayor Pike outlined the appointments as follows:

 

City Attorney – Shawn Guzman

City Recorder – Christina Fernandez; Deputies - Annette Hansen, Rene 

   Fleming, and Genna Singh

City Treasurer – Laura Woolsey

Chief of Police – Marlon Stratton

Fire Chief – Robert Stoker

Director of Leisure Services – Shane McAffee

Director of Public Works – Cameron Cutler

Director of Water Services – Scott Taylor

Director of Energy Services – Laurie Mangum

Director of Administrative Services – Trevor Coombs

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Bowcutt to approve a resolution appointing the City Officers as outlined.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

 

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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 Class C license, a full service restaurant, for the Wing Nutz located at 250 North Red Hills Drive, #25.  Wing Nutz St. George II, LLC, applicant.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin explained the request is for a local consent for a  full service alcohol license for the Wing Nuts restaurant located at 250 North Red Hills Drive.  

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the local consent for the Wing Nutz located at 250 North Red Hills Drive, #25.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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.

 

EVENT SPONSORSHIP:

Consider approval of sponsorship for the Street Fest.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin mentioned that this has been discussed at a previous work meeting. 

 

John Kessler, chairman of Georgefest, provided a history of the event.  They hope to become their own entity by the end of the year.  He then outlined the request for continued sponsorship and proposed changes. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to provide sponsorship of $24,000.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

 

Councilmember Arial noted that there are some in kind donations as well.

 

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

 

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

LOCAL CONSENT:

Consider approval of a local consent for a single event permit for the Georgefest event to be held on the first Friday of each month - March, 2018 through October, 2018.

 

City Attorney Shawn Guzman explained although state law allows for other types of  alcohol with this license, the City Council has previously approved only wine and beer, which the applicant has agreed to, and noted that the consents will be signed quarterly.

 

Mr. Kessler agreed to limit the alcohol to beer and wine. 

 

City Manager Gary Esplin commented if the name is changed, a new application will be required.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the local consent for a single event permit for wine and beer only, for the Georgefest event to be held on the first Friday of each month - March, 2018 through October, 2018.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Arial.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin reiterated that the applicant agreed that they will have wine and beer only.

 

Mayor Pike noted the consents will be signed quarterly.

 

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.

 

Councilmember Randall stepped out.

 

SET PUBLIC HEARINGS:

Planner Ray Snyder advised at its meeting held on January 23, 2018 recommended setting public hearings on February 15, 2018 to consider: 1) amending the General Plan from Open Space, Low Density Residential, and Medium Density Residential to Open Space, Medium Density Residential, Medium High Density Residential, and Industrial on approximately 185.4 acres generally located in the vicinity of the intersection of Brigham Road and South River Road; 2) changing the zone from Planned Development Residential and M-1 (Industrial) to Planned Development Commercial on 4.23 acres located on South River Road (north of the Sunroc plant); 3) changing the zone for Boulder Creek Crossing Phase 2 from R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to Open Space and Planned Development Commercial on approximately 4.23 acres; and 4) changing the zone for Boulder

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Creek Crossing Phase I from Planned Development Commercial to R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size) to Planned Development Commercial on a half acre.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to set the public hearings for February 15, 2018.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

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 Boulder Creek Commons Phase 1, a 7-lot commercial subdivision located at the southeast corner of the intersection of 1450 South and River Road; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the preliminary plat.

 

Councilmember Randall returned.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the preliminary plat for Boulder Creek Commons Phase 1.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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.  

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Desert Cove Phase 1, a 24-lot residential subdivision located at the intersection of Church Rocks Drive and Rocky Talus Way; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size).  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Bowcutt.

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

 

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 Desert Hills Plaza, a 6-lot commercial subdivision located at the intersection of Brigham Road and Thunder Road; zoning is Planned Development Commercial.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the final plat for Desert Hills Plaza.

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. 

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 2, a 9-lot residential subdivision located at the northerly end of Cougar Rock Circle; zoning is Planned Development Residential.  He showed and outlined the final plat.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to approve the final plat for The Vistas at Entrada Phase 2.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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. 

 

FINAL PLAT:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the final plat for Cottam Cove Phase 3, an 18-lot residential subdivision located at the easterly end of Talus Way; zoning is R-1-10 (Single Family Residential 10,000 sq ft minimum lot size).  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 Cottam Cove Phase 3.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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. 

 

SUBDIVISION OF 10 LOTS OR LESS:

Assistant Public Works Director Wes Jenkins presented the request for a subdivision of ten (10) lots or less from one (1) lot into three (3) lots in a residential zone located at 1330 West 750 North.  The land is owned by the Church of Christ and will become a part of their property.  He showed and outlined the project.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Randall to approve the subdivision of 10 lots from one lot into three in a residential zone for the Church of Christ.

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.

 

SALE OF SURPLUS CITY PROPERTY:

Consider approval of a request to purchase surplus City property.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin stated Troy Ence would like to purchase 23,287 square feet of surplus City property located directly behind his home at 1747 West Bridge Pointe Way.  He recommended selling the property for $1.50 per sq ft.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to sell surplus City property located at 1747 West Bridge Pointe Way at a cost of $34,930.50.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Baca.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

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The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

APPOINTMENT:

Councilmember Arial mentioned that the Arts Commission is in need of a new member. She stated the Commission recommended appointing Geri Rhodes to fill the position.

 

Councilmember Bowcutt stepped out.

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Arial to appoint Geri Rhodes to the Arts Commission.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

Mayor Pike called for a brief recess.

 

PURCHASE AND OPTION AGREEMENT:

Consider approval of a purchase and option agreement for Tech Ridge.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin provided a brief history of the proposed tech ridge site.

 

Councilmember Hughes returned.

 

Isaac Barlow with Tech Ridge, LLC outlined the vision for Tech Ridge after which he presented a PowerPoint presentation covering the following topics:  map of property; map of proposed development; map of parcels; north phase 1-A; north phase 1-B; trail head property; DXATC; south phase 2; Printerlogic and busybusy; rendering of the pavilion; proposed demolition; and proposed roads.

 

City Manager Gary Esplin noted that realizing the importance of this property, the City commissioned a study by an international, well renowned firm to look at the possible uses for this property.  He explained that staff advertised and went out for proposals to see who would be interested in being possible partners with the City; two responses were received and reviewed by a team.  He commented that this group has a long term vision.     

 

The Council took turns provided comments regarding the project. 

 

Councilmember Baca noted that he believes the City has exhausted all efforts in meeting its fiduciary responsibilities. 

 

MOTION:      A motion was made by Councilmember Hughes to approve the purchase and option agreement for Tech Ridge.

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

 

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Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

REPORTS FROM MAYOR, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND CITY MANAGER:

No reports were given.                                                       

 

ADJOURN TO A CLOSED SESSION:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember Randall.

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

 

Councilmember Hughes – aye

Councilmember Randall – aye

Councilmember Bowcutt – aye

Councilmember Arial – aye

Councilmember Baca – aye

         

The vote was unanimous and the motion carried.

 

ADJOURN:

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

SECOND:        The motion was seconded by Councilmember 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christina Fernandez, City Recorder